Channel: Tahir Wyatt
Series: Tahir Wyatt - Tree of Emaan
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Today inshallah, we're going to start the second lesson of the tree of faith or sheduled, a tomb, amen, until the end shattered men, which is clarifying how a man is like a tree, clarifying things about what the author calls the tree of Amen. And as we mentioned in the previous lesson, we gave that general overview. We talked about how Eman takes root in the heart. And so there's these routes that you find in the heart. And then there's a trunk and then these these branches and these fruits. Right, so if you look, last week was week one, we covered introduction, scope and framework. Today, we're going to be covering what
the finding he meant. And that's because
as was mentioned in the, in the previous lesson, this this book has how many sections?
three sections section one deals with what
definition of Eman Is that it?
Only the definition
and explanation of the definition. And that's because we cannot simply look at a textbook or a dictionary definition or lexical definition of an event. We have to look at how it is explaining the Quran and Sunnah. Because Allah subhana wa tada many times in the Vajrayana. He says, Yeah, you're letting me know. Okay, so Allah subhanaw taala talks about even in the grind the Prophet it talks about a man and as soon as it's not enough for us to stop at the dictionary definition of Amen. Like we mentioned that if a person says, Yeah, I pray that praying five times a day, why do you do it says I go like this, but my hands like this, I say, Allah, give me the good and it's like, and it's
praying five times a day. But that's not the salaat that Islam is built upon. From a dictionary definition or a lexical definition, that's a lot. That's fine does that five times a day, you can do it 100 times a day. It's not enough to satisfy the five daily prayers because prayer has been defined and stabilized by so that's the first the first part of the book deals with defining Amen. And the proofs from the Quran and Sunnah that are used to define event. And by the way,
I think I was a bit ambitious because I put here next week, we're going to be dealing with the developing email, I don't think that's going to happen.
So even if we have to add a week, so be it. Because the reality is, is that the the author, just in the first section
brings 26 eyes, sorry, 26 passages, if you will, from the Quran 26 places where he is using the Quran as evidence at one place, for example, sort of the meaning from the first ayah to the 11th, I believe, or something like that, I didn't count that as 11 is, that's one because it's just one place. So 26 places, he comes from the Quran to talk about a man and 13 Hadith from the Sunnah of the prophet Isaiah salatu salam, just dealing with this subject to give us a very clear picture of what he meant is, okay, so that's what we're going to deal with today. The light side of it again, we're not going to finish it alone, it was best. The second section of the book deals with what
those things which helped your Eman to increase. Alright, so we're going to talk about,
we're going to talk about faith, like any other tree, there are roots, that tree may grow to a certain height, and then what stops growing, or maybe you start seeing that was, you know, it had fruit and then it doesn't have any fruit anymore, or part of the tree looks like it's dead. That's an indication of what something's happening with the roots. So what needs to be done to develop faith? That's this whole second section of the book. And to me, be quite frank with you that is the most important or the most practical part of the book, if you will, but you have to get through part one to get to part two, and section three deals with one and we'll talk about why you need to go
through it and section three deals with the benefits Okay, you develop this faith, what is the benefit? Where's the benefit of on an individual level of benefit on a communal level, and we'll see that in shallow time. So today, defining faith in the law, okay, but before that, we're gonna do what? Get those juices flowing. All right, review. Number one. Now this is normally we don't we go straight into
Lesson but I felt like we need to kind of go back over some of the things from last class inshallah, one was shake up the rock man is Sadie born, when did he dies? He is sad you acidity by the way.
It depends it depends, like by when was he born? Yeah 1307 which was what in
1889 and he died when?
In 1956 What was that
1376 times. So, he was he was somewhat I mean, we can consider him to be from the contemporary scholars. And we mentioned that his most famous student was who she was a me and his mother and his mother was was also from the tribe of a little samey. And his mother died when he was hauled for his father died when he was out. So he finished memorizing the Koran when he was
not tied to how many sections does this book have? Three, we just talked about what they are. And number three, the author mentioned several means by which a man is developed. We talked about that in general, which was section two of the book. All of them go back to or are built upon two things. And what are those two things? Bismillah
Monaco nutzung. Tikun
what is it that prevents you from speaking?
So Ibrahim said to the, to the statues. Yeah. Right. What is what? Eman increases? Correct. And we're going to talk about that in a bit more detail. And there are many things that help you a man to increase. So give me an example. What when do you feel like a man is increasing?
when you're praying on time, what else? fasting in Ramadan, Ramadan, most people feel like they man is you know, they feel like they can compete with an agent. All right. Tell you what else.
When you read in a crime, I shall. Okay. So but all of these things go back to one thing. Right, right now as the angels descend upon us with the lights out of when these circles of decay if you're gaining knowledge, don't you feel like getting man is, is increasing. So imagine that increase of the man goes back to two things, what are they?
Okay, beneficial knowledge in and righteous actions, beneficial knowledge and righteous actions. And we mentioned the proof for that is that we asked a lot every day, multiple times a day to guide us to the Sierra Club team. And the seosten booster team is explained further by saying not the path of the body and not the path of those who earned the laws anger, they aren't the laws of anger because they want they had knowledge but they didn't act according to it.
And the ones who are considered to be a stray, or those who just do stuff all we love a lot, they just do stuff, but not upon knowledge, but not apply knowledge. And so therefore, because if you want to be on the same optimum schema, you have to combine between knowledge and and righteous actions. And that is how your Eman increases, that is how you may increase. It's not like questions for lesson two. This will not somebody read number one.
Okay, why did the author begin his book by defining a man? Why don't we just go on and just tell us what the fruits are? How do I get how do I get stronger faith? Why do you begin by defining Amen. Yeah. Keep going, keep going. Keep going. What is the definition? Right? Is the lexical definition sufficient? What sources does the author use to define? Okay, so clear on those questions? Anybody ready to answer right now? If you answer it, you can go there's no point of sitting by number two.
Number two father
was the first to deviate in the definition of demand. Yeah, what particular no practical practical effects.
Okay, so Alison,
we're clear on what a man was from the very beginning from the time of the Prophet it is select was saying a man was clear. There were two sets that emerged that deviated into their understanding of Amen. And there was some practical effects today. What Why are they now this is not actually in the book. So you have to remind me inshallah, we'll get to that point to discuss it. Otherwise, I might forget. Number three. Number three.
Somebody street the question, what is the difference between this statement?
Okay, a statement of the heart. How many of you have tongues in your heart?
I'm just wondering
We used to have some brothers from Penn, they might want to run out, run some, some medical tests on
the hardest connected to the tongue type, that that's actually not a bad thing. But we'll talk about statements of the heart. What does that mean? Because obviously, this is a direct translation from from Arabic, which is hold on V, which is a statement of the heart. What does what does that mean? Because you're going to read that type of terminology in the books. And so it's important that you understand what they're talking about. And then action of the heart. And I don't think that that's so far fetched, I think that we can kind of grasp that, and we'll talk about inshallah, number four, name at least three things that the author says are roots of Amen. roots of this tree that we're
talking about. And all of us are looking here to grow this tree. And we want to grow it right. We want it to be strong, we want his roots to be strong. And we want the fruits of that trip. Type number five, yeah, last one says look.
sick, what do you call it between a city and a tie? So okay, so who are the sick deikun? And what is the connection between a sabetha? And a movement? Anybody can answer that? Not really, I'm not. Anybody want to answer?
You get your excellent reason.
To do this one was foremost. Okay? That that's that's
an important one. You might be thinking about a sad, a sad, mucuna will highlight, but we'll get a shower. All right, Bismillah, for the top wayna.
The subject of this book is faith,
which is the most important topic of this religion, and the greatest principle of truth and certainty. The content is derived entirely from the book of the law, which
should be which analyzes these principles completely, and from the pseudonym of His Prophet Muhammad,
which conforms to the book and serves further explain it, giving details with general and unrestricted state. So the author Rahim Allah Allah, this is from the introduction of the author, for those of you who do not have the book, this is what it looks like in English. It's available on the internet and the translation is primarily decent, anything that needs to be
clarified or or corrected, and inshallah tada will be dealt with as we go along. And today is one of the only days that we're actually going to go in succession 123, because at other points in the book, The author is like hammering the point home. And what we're trying to do is a broader study so that we can actually go through the book and get through the concepts. If you if we try to stop at every word, we're not gonna, we're not going to be able to do that. And you have the books in front of you. If you have questions about something after we've covered it. And you still don't understand not a problem just asking shallow time. But today, we're going to go through some things point
because we want to understand how did the author develop this book? So he says here, the subject of this book is he man, and he man is the most important topic that we can talk about in religion. There's nothing more important in Islam. Yeah, that is the deen of Islam than understanding Amen. And all that it comprises, and you'll see why you'll see why once we go through its definition.
He says that this book, everything we're talking about is derived entirely from the Quran, which analyzes these soon complete. Alright, so when we talk about the concept of faith, the Quran deals with faith in its entirety. But we're also going to mention those things from the Sunnah of the Prophet it slides with Sudan, which helped to clarify what is in the Quran, and that is one of the jobs of the Prophet it is selected with Sudan. He came to do what, just to convey the words of the cry, for he also came to explain the chorion with the moon elkie tabber, when hikma that was one of the jobs of the prophet Isaiah select who said that he came to do what teach them the key tab, and
to teach them and hikma that the tab is referring to what
the book is translated as the book is referring to the Koran and hikma when mentioned with Al Kitab al hikma is translated as wisdom. When mentioned with the book, and Amanda sheffy Rahim Allah tada said, anytime you see a keytab and Hickman together, it's talking about the Quran and the Sunnah. And that's
Because the profit that is selected with snam is doing what he's a translate he is a translation of the Quran, like I showed you along with China and said about him can no can have Hulu Al Quran is his column his whole flap, his manner of being was the Quran. So, it's a total fallacy for somebody to come in disregard the sooner and say we're only going to follow the crowd. Well, if you only follow the Quran, then you have to follow the sinner because the Quran instructs you to follow the Sunnah. And there are many things in the Quran, which are further clarified by the Sunnah of the Prophet it is select with Sam that's why it's very important, very important that we don't take and
we mentioned this a number of times when we did the word Sophia Doris right? Wasn't he a class in all the classes that we do
don't take one text and build a an entire ruling off of one text when there are other texts that are related.
Don't just take one text from the Quran or one Heidi from the Sunnah of the prophet Isaiah select with them and start building rulings upon that and understandings upon that and making things Hello Alan head on. Without looking at the other text, enough Sinbad as they say that are that are directly related to that particular text. And that will give you a broader understanding of the the the ruling at hand. So here the author says that this book is going to be based on the Quran. And as soon as you see in these first I don't know how many pages there are here, maybe 30 or something like that for the first section 26 eyes and 26 places where the prime is quoted from 13 Heidi just
to show you how how much he relies on the Quran man people want to
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a metaphor, a parable right parable of the trees his roots are firm and its branches out in the sky. It bears fruit all the time by its permission. The law sets forth metaphors, examples that you repeat,
for people to sell that they hopefully they will pay right so allies without gives us this parable of a good word. What is that good word?
Do you know what that good word is? It's the Kadima of tawheed which is lacking a lot of faith is based on let alone it is it's like a good tree whose roots are firm and whose branches are in the sky. Yeah, keep going. Like in this statement of the statement of faith Yanni, telling me to hate, tell him until he man which is like Eli the law, which is the best of statements with the tree that is the best trees bearing these noble characteristics, its roots affirm, it is always growing and maturing, and it bears fruit all the time. Directly its numerous benefits and delectable fruits to its owner. And so, here the again, this is part of the author's introduction, he wants us to know
that this book is a detailed explanation of this particular ayah. So it is as if we are here studying the Quran. Now, as you always shake Hanif, you guys are taking six weeks to study sorta and we're going to take six weeks to study one iron
and that's how it works. Sometimes you do this sometimes you go in deep and sometimes you get that overview and if you stick with the Quran for the rest of your life, and that type of study, it will not be a waste of time and take me on a human level tada who Subhana Allah I don't know how many of you know but but his like what he has written is voluminous. And much of it if you read it's just core on Conan O'Brien quoting a crime quoting crime. And when he was locked up for the last time and he was imprisoned,
all he had was a crime. And so he just kept reading it
over and over again. And he mentioned in that in that state, even though the majority of what he writes you saw a lack either was at one time 125 eyes in a row
in a row. All of them dealing with this effect of a loss pennant analyzes those attributes, right. said at the very end of his life, that he regrets the time that he spent with other than the guy
with other crimes. So sometimes that's how it is sometimes you go in like that.
You just go on one, if you go through this deep explanation Other times you look at it from, from a bird's eye view, and then you go back and and that's the way it is. And Brian keeps giving you its fruits over and over again, because it is the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala tell you,
the author goes on to say we're going to skip that part. But he goes on to talk about how the, the tree, stay here. He goes on to talk about how this tree of faith
varies from person to person. And, and, and as you know, you can go into any garden and you'll see various trees, they may all grow, they may all be called trees, but they give you different types of fruits, they grow differently, some are taller than others. And
this is the same as the tree of faith. Not all believers are the same. Not all believers are the same. And what we're going to try to strive to do after we get this very clear picture of what a man is, we're going to strive to develop our men to increase that he may be laying tile so that the fruits are sweet and plentiful, and that they are recovering. Mayan Sula definition.
For those of you who have fallen, this is page 15. In the English version. Yeah, the definition explanation. Sorry, and this is chapter one, by the way. So we've finished the introduction. Now we're getting into chapter one, which is the definition.
The definition explanation of things serves to clarify and simplify them. Indeed, giving a ruling on something can only come about after having correctly conceptualize it, thought about it, put it in your mind, whoever gets a ruling on something before having understood and conceptualize it, such that he can distinguish it will make serious error. Okay, so here, the author is answering the question, why am I beginning by defining amen? What when we when we talk about a definition, right?
The Arabic language, does anybody know what they call definitions?
ahead? Okay. Good. That is that is an that's the one I was looking for. That is a word that is used for defining something is called L. Head. The plural is L who, dude. Now, anybody else know what that word means? The plural has
the limits to something, its borders will outline. And that's because when you are defining something, you're putting it inside this box.
And there are limitations around it, if it goes outside that it's no longer part of that definition, right. So the author here
is saying to us that we need to understand what is included any man and what is excluded from he man before we start talking about all of these other beautiful things like growing it, and its fruits. Alright, so we need to know its definition. Now, this this is this is what I really want us to, you know, look a little further into this, right? He says, I'll hook him attache. Okay, I'll hook them attache. Further on into savuti. He, he says here, what they translate as giving a ruling or something can only come about after it's too so work.
in, in, in English, or sorry, in Arabic, the word surah means what?
Anybody know, a picture, too. So what a Shea is that you can picture it, right? So like a low head. When you conceptualize something, you can picture it. If you can't picture it, you can't give a ruling on it. You're not really understanding it. All right. And this is why sometimes when you know people will go to a Mufti or a scholar, and they will go ask the scholar, a question.
The scholar might say, I don't know.
And this happens I mean, there's a famous story about you man Malik demand that can help you man Malik was the Imam of which city of Medina is the famous story about the man who came to Him from the dead and and asked Malik all of these Eman, Malik all of these questions. And, you know, for the majority of them, he said, I don't know. And the man said, I'm gonna go back to bug debt and what am I supposed to tell the people? Um, I came all the way to this place that you may have been doing you may have gotten hit. You're like, that's a good time. I'm trying to I'm trying to get some questions answered. And you
All you're saying is I don't know. So what am I supposed to tell people? He said, Tell people Malik didn't know.
It's really that simple. But a shout to be and others who have explained is what they said was it wasn't that Malik, he meant Malik didn't know the Islamic ruling related to many of the things that were being asked. But because the questions that were being asked, had some part of it that was specific to the place where this person was from or his circumstances or otherwise, he's not going to answer that without having a clear, conception can clear picture of what's really going on. So sometimes people will go to a scholar and go to a Mufti. And the Mufti is saying, Wait a minute, and he's going to ask you 10 questions, you only asked him one. And he's going to ask you 10 so that he
can get down to an answer that is suitable and shallow Tada. Sometimes they may say, I don't know, because it the, you need to be able to conceptualize all that exists. So a ruling that is given to something is, is a word for our own is a branch of picturing. So I'll give you an example. And this is kind of Batman. Somebody goes to the Mufti and he says, He says, For Lila to share,
what is the ruling on juicing?
Oh, stop, that he must go to the gym. Okay, so what is juicing? What does that mean? For those who, for those who go to the gym? steroids, it means taking steroids. Okay. But if some, somebody translates into the shape, and he's saying that he translates it, as, you know, taking some fruit and juicing or something like that the shade, just be like stays, it's permissible, no problem.
You understand? help him out of shape, foreign and to so willingness
to suit to give a ruling on something, you have to have a proper conceptualization of that thing. So it's the same thing when we talking about Amen. Amen. If we just think that something he managed is something in the heart, then we're really not going to understand what's what's going on. When Allah hands out and talks about the rewards of the man in the foreign when he when the prophet Isaiah sighs was so damn talks about the rewards of man and how to grow. If you don't have a clear picture of it, you're not going to be able to, to understand. And so I mean, just to give a practical,
you know, another practical concept of that really understanding what's going on before you give a ruling. It's similar to to a doctor, for those of you who have lived in the Middle East to certain countries in the Middle East. When you go to the doctor, any problem you have, they give you three things. Right?
They give you three things, and they might know what they are. So those were the drachma. I heard his voice. You go, you go to the doctors, as soon as you go and they tell you say I they go out, okay. All right. They give you a they give you panadol like a Tylenol, okay? cough syrup, and anybody, no matter what it is, it's always hurt cough syrup. Anybody? I mean, it's a bit of an exaggeration. But really, that's, that's like standard. And that's how they go through you go to the government hospital, and they turn them out, because
but what they really can't give you a proper treatment until they have a picture of what's really going on if nobody's taking the time to do that. So this is why most doctors are good doctors are going to do what before you come in what's going on? Okay, tell me a little bit more. Are you feeling like this because they need to get a good idea of what's going on before they can give you a ruling a prescription and idea of what you know, ailments you might be dealing with clear
type shape. So this is so this is the answer to the question. Why do we begin with definitions, as per the definition of belief, is the parent belief, complete acknowledgement and acceptance of Allah and His Messenger Allah
has commanded to have faith in submitting to it both inwardly and outwardly. Okay, so so this is the author's definition of faith, I don't need you or email. I don't need you to memorize the definition. I do want you to notice, however, that he talks about in the beginning, firm belief,
the end of his definition, he says, submitting to it, both inwardly and outwardly. And so therefore, his definition of faith
comprises both belief and, and action. You know, that that submission that inward and outward submission requires action
All right, okay, go ahead is the acceptance and belief of the heart that includes the actions of the heart and body. Therefore, it encompasses, it's surrounded as all of the establishment of the whole religion, right? So here, here, notice this part here he says it is the acceptance
is the acceptance and belief of the heart. All right, and I don't think he said now that he got
caught unaware to call the elements of bombing, Alright, so here he says, it is the acceptance and belief of the heart. When he says acceptance of the heart, What is he talking about? He's talking about the fact that the that, that a person accepts
what Allah Subhana, Allah has informed him of, of what has come by way up revelation that he accepts that
and believes in it. And that is inclusive of or results in actions of the heart, and the body. All right, therefore, it encompasses the entire Dean. So the word he meant, when mentioned by itself, is encompassing of the entire Dean. That's important that we note here. So this is why keep going into what we're talking about. I'll give you a little bit more explanation. Why they
used to say, Hey, this is the statement of the heart enter action of the heart. Okay, so we can sum that up. Let's sum that up real quick. So here's the definition of faith that comes through if you if we look at the book, so we talked about
Cuba, Lackey, the Muslim, right, those books of Arqiva that are mentioned with the internet. All right, so we have books of our feeder that came late. I came later on and one of the ones that we studied together was what allottee devices do you have early books of IP that that habit is snapped, like a [???]ty journey, for example, who for every point he brings, he's going to have it his snap back to somebody from the scholars of the first second and third generations. Okay, giving Jani something that is that that complies with or that affirms what he is saying is the it that so the general statement is very easy. The general definition of a man is very easy. He man is Colin Wyman
statement in action. That's all you really need to memorize. And then those, those two have categories under so what is what is faith? If you look in the books, like I said, if you look in the early books, this is what you're going to find an Amen. Kowloon, Warren, Eman is what statements and actions like now.
statements, there are two things that come with the statements.
Statements of the heart, or the statement of the heart and the statement of the tone.
That's true. And then you have ima, which are actions, actions of the heart, and the tongue, and the lips. So how many? How many do we have all together, then? Five, I am going to explain what those five are inshallah. But right now, before I explain, I want you to wrack your brains a little bit. So what do we have right here? WWE for those who wouldn't? What's that stand for?
work with a partner.
Work with a partner, you know to drill. You know the drill, statement and action. So what do we have here? We have heart and soul in the lives. The heart has a one statement and Thanks, Jim and Tom had a statement and action in the lives and the lives don't add statements. All right. So I want you to work with your partner and I want you to fill out that chart. Give me example, an example or examples for each of these
statements of the heart and actions of the heart statement of the tone actions of the tongue. actions of the limbs. You guys ready? All right, you have two minutes. I need somebody. I had my phone.
Somebody said somebody said it for two minutes. Get started now this villa.
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nobody's excluded from working with a partner.
Okay, time is up.
Time is up, gentlemen. And ladies.
All right. So here we are. Let's fill in our chart. Let's fill in this chart. We have statement of the heart or statements is there. One or more? What? What do you what do we have here?
intentions. The Love is an action of
love is an action of a heart. Yes.
Yeah, okay, so exactly, state statement of the heart is really one thing. It's, it's what would be called an Arabic, if at all, it's just do it like this, which means that you attest to something that you affirm something. So that is the statement of the heart that you are affirming something. So here because we're talking about belief in Allah subhana wa tada we're talking about Islam as a whole. This is to affirm Eliza with gels uniqueness, to affirm his right to be worshipped alone. That's the statement of the heart. Clear type the heart has many actions. brother Aaron mentioned. Nia wishes wishes your intentions, love of Allah subhanaw taala What else?
Even envy and jealousy are our actions of the heart but they're not actions of email.
Right? They are actions of the heart but they're not actions of men. In fact, they are shut up coffee when the back all right, they are actually part of disbelief and the fact and hypocrisy type what actions of the heart that are related to email. Yeah, what else?
hating hating for love. That's true. As a matter of fact, it'll come in this in this book
that from the completion of one's Eman is that they love for a lot and they
know what else to walk on. I mean, these are these are from the greatest actions of the heart and Toba. tober is an action of the heart, right? So these are things that these are all actions of the heart and and as you know, we've been doing like a series dealing with the the actions of the heart through the hookah, alright.
You know, desiring Allah Subhana Allah what he what he has mentioned, is the reward for for certain things, desiring gender, right? This is that longing, that longing for those things is part of the actions of the heart. Like they are not concentrated on which is why we're doing dealing hook, you know, doing hook buzz on them, they're not concentrated on because what because people don't see him and unfortunately, a lot of what we've been affected with in our communities is how can I look like a Muslim and talk like a Muslim and, and you know, but not so much How can I really be almost Alright, fight song. Statement of the tongue as it relates to you man is only referring to
to one thing and that is
in the law. So, again if Okay, if you look at the heart and the actions of the tongue
Do you mean by salon?
That salon is is more access to the lens
giving salon to someone is
Tao a kind words dica do I reading the Quran, which is the best form of thicket, all of these are actions of the tongue. Now notice so far that you have to have a person will not have he men, right will not be considered to even be a Muslim, if they don't have a certain level here, right. So there is no statement of the heart. But the person, for example, says landline a lot off the tongue, that person is called a Mr. NASA, right because they don't really believe in the heart. And if a person claims to believe in the heart, but just will not say that in a law, then they will they've not entered into the faith, if not entered into his name. And that was the case of the uncle of the
Prophet, I didn't select to sit down. And also in the category of limbs, the actions of the limbs as salaam is considered to be that one action that if it does not exist, then a person has not either entered into Islam or they have exited the fold of Islam. All right, so what else do we have from the limps?
walking to the masjid performing will do removing something from the road. Mashallah, so, the fact that you have said all of these things gives me a lot of hope.
Because it means that there is a clear picture that that he meant, because this is important, very important, that he man is not just something that is in the heart.
Yes, the soul of men, that is its root swords, it's very foundation is in the heart. But there has to be other parts in order for one's a man to be considered valid, not a complete, valid, we're talking about complete later for what he meant to be considered valid. And that is, this is what brings a person into the fold of Islam. Without that they will not be considered to be in the fold of Islam. So these things have to be at least a degree of them have to be present. And this is what we mean, when we say, Oh, this is what the setup used to me when they would say that an Amen. Hold on, while I'm in that he man is both statement. And action. Now.
There was a there was a group that that totally went against our listener in this regard. And they said that actions, actions of the lives are not a part of Amen. They're not a part of faith.
Okay. And those people that group was called what?
The Moto G, okay, from outer jet, or our jet, which means f ha, yeah, I need to push back. So they, they took
actions outside of the definition of man. And therefore, according to the definition, a person can be a believer.
A person can be a believer, even if they do nothing from the actions of Islam, even if they do nothing, from the actions that are specific to the Sharia of the Prophet, it is a lot to say, because when they talking about actions here, they're not talking about, for example, those actions that are not specific to Islam that are agreed upon by, you know, even people who just have a degree of morality, like telling the truth, or being truthful, or, you know, taking care of an orphan, for example, right, that is something that Islam encourages, and that's an action but it's not something that is specific to, to the idea of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah salatu salam, as something that was
shared. So we're taught when when when they talk about the actions that are necessary to be a movement, they're not just talking about those general actions that are spread through every [???]ty I and sometimes even people that don't have any been, they still think that these things are, are good things. So the Moto G
came into existence,
basically as a equal and opposite bid
to another innovation that had already existed in deviation
understanding of the man. And that was the the definition of the Hawaii bridge. Okay. And the Hawaii bridge, though they agree with our listener, that he meant his statement and actions, they did not agree with it sooner in another part of faith that we talked about on the net next week in shallow, which is that he meant increases and decreases for them. You either had it or you didn't. So if somebody did something that negated he meant like, for example, the prophet SAW them said, clear hiding layers. And then he asked me, Well, what woman, the person has not committed adultery while he's committing adultery, and he's a believer. So to them if he's not a believer, he's a, he's a
Catholic. Right? So this person and their mind, if he commits adultery, he drinks or something like that, then he is what? He's a Catholic. And that is also not the not the belief of Addison, one's your man. All right. So it's very important that we understand. So what happened with the Moto G, they were like, wait a minute, we got this group. And it making technically, I'm oversimplifying it for, for the purposes of the class, but you get the idea. There's this group there, and they're taking people outside of the fold of Islam. They're saying, No, we need to come and keep these people inside the fold of Islam. And so they relaxed the conditions of faith, if you will, or that
definition of faith, so that it encompass people that were not actually in it. And this thing, all right. And honestly, you know, we see this, this concept of being a believer, even though you don't do anything that deserves that title, we see that not not just that this was something that happened, this thing, that there's a faith out there, many of you are aware of it long as you go to this place on Sunday. And you say that so and so is your Savior? Doesn't matter what else you do? No, no long as you go on Sunday, to this place. And you say that Flan is your is your Lord and Savior. Okay, then after that, you know what you do on the weekends and what what happens in Vegas
stays in Vegas to the end of it, you still deserve that title of being a Christian and it's all good. Same way we have in Islam, certain groups amongst us as long as you go to this particular matches. And you say that so and so is your shake,
you can do what you want on Friday night.
Do what you want whenever, because we are still this particular group, and we are saved,
save sect, whatever you want to call it. saved. Why? Because you go to a certain place
or a few of those places. And you say that this is my shape. And that's my shape. And these people ain't and they all Okay, that's it, no matter what else you do, doesn't really matter. You still accept it amongst the group as being one who is saved, dangerous.
the author talks about the roots of faith on pages at the very end of page 15. And going into pe 16.
So if you have the book shaken up now, okay, he read that the very bottom, it says affirming, believing in and acknowledging the Beautiful Names of a lot
of believing in and acknowledging the name of the law is perfect. A lot of the attributes and actions that that ensued admins come from come and Sue from his names and attributes is from the greatest of the principles update. Okay, so here I do take issue with the with the, with the translation here.
He's not talking about principles of faith here, even though the word in Arabic, awesome, also can be used to mean principles. Here, what he's talking about are roots. Okay, so the roots of a tree in Arabic are called also. They're called the solar shedule. On means the roots of, of the trip. So here what he's talking about are these things are from the roots of faith, or from the foundations of faith, if you will, principles of faith is not what the author actually means here. He's talking about these are the underlying foundations roots that need to be present for there to be a tree that actually grows. All right. So the first thing that he mentions is what belief in the laws names, his
attributes and his actions. Now, again, these are going to come back to us in section two of the book, because the more you know about a laws names and its attributes and actions, the more your faith will grow. So they are both routes.
They are part of what is necessary for its growth and development. Now, similarly, acknowledging the reps that are due to evolve, taking him
taking him as a guy.
Yeah, it's, it's, it's a bit rough here.
They have gotten to the small G.
So anytime you're talking about a law, it should be capital, that's all there is to it. Right? And it's more of a deity, but anyway, and worshipping them, both outwardly and inwardly, is from the principles of faith. Right? So So the second point that he mentions, is acknowledging a laws, rights, the rights that he has over and what is the greatest right that a law has over his creation? You know, that Hadith where the prophets I sent him was with wide winds was, was riding behind the Prophet so I sent him he said, Today, the mahakal lie in a bed, the women happily bear the Allah. Do you know what, what the rights that Allah has over his service? And the right that the right that
they have over him? What is the rights that Allah cansada has over us?
Right, that he is worshipped alone, that this is this is his greatest right? That a loss turns out to be single doubt, and worship. And what we just talked about when we went back, and we talked about the length, the actions of the heart, when you fear a loss of health data, you don't have that fear of anyone else like you fear loss, when you love a lost parents, either, you don't have that look, this is, this is a loss, right? Love is a battle.
He deserves to be loved alone.
Jani, that is a love that you have for lost mentality that is unconditional. And it can't be given to anyone else. And it has to be above your love of anything else, you understand. So a lot of times when we think about worship, we are only considering what's alive, to off, right, which are very important, very important rituals in Islam. They are also they have to be philosophy and data, but we can't neglect those other aspects of, of a bed. Not. So that's the second thing that he mentioned, are from the roots of faith that we acknowledge a loss of $100 right, to be worshipped alone, not acknowledging everything that a lot of important concerning is angels and forces of what
has happened, and is to happen. And the narrative concerning the last day is from the foundations of faith. So here, so here, we don't need the word forces. Willow Adam,
is the author is referring, he says concerning His angels and forces in Arabic, he uses the word Jude, which are which are like arms, right? But a lot of times it's it's basically allies with those angels. And his junoon are one in the same in wanting to sing, not like
you strike it out of you. It's just that the author used that that word because the angels are sometimes there to support the believers in battle like they did in the Battle of of button. Right?
having faith in all the messages, and then he was saying, in all the praise worthy descriptions and characteristics given up there in the book, and soon that is from the foundations and big foundations because that's what Yes, what's good. From the greatest of these foundations foundation to the greatest of these roots of faith is to believe in the oneness of a world completely and only and only is deserving of worship yet. So here he is repeating this point because because it is the greatest principal
or greatest root of faith is that belief in the lives of a Joe's uniqueness that he's handled with Tyler that there is none like him jelly gelato, and that he is as he has described himself, and that he is the only one that is deserving of worship and he that he does not have any partners and then continuing as
worshiping Him alone, without associating any partners with him, making the decision sincerely for a lot and establishing the outcome of laws and the inward realities. He may have the worst sincerely.
Sometimes it's translated just being truthful. But in actuality, it means solely for the purpose of that is everything else is excluded, right? Because sometimes we can say somebody's insincere, and they're truthful, but they also want something else. The word class and
please teach, continue, continue, continue. Continue. That's why you read
the purpose of our attention are exclusively it's not only truthfully, but it is the only truth.
No, no, listen, listen. And I just said the brothers brothers know Dr. Mazel Tov. his PhD is in linguistics with especially in Tafseer because he and you can talk about language all you want.
So as we can see the roots of faith, the author mentioned six things here. Belief in the laws, things attributes and actions, acknowledging the laws, right? And specifically is right to be worshipped alone believe in the angels the last day and the messengers establishing the practices, the rituals of Islam.
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need to stop here.
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Okay, okay, so look, this, this is what I'm thinking maybe next week, what we'll do, is we'll extend that a little bit, if that's okay. So we'll just say
fine. So what we're saying what we're saying next week, inshallah we'll go from Let's stop before monitoring so people need to meet will do or whatever like that. So we'll go from seven until 820. inshallah, and we'll be able to cover some more things, but let's just do here. Okay.
Yeah, we still have the left we can get them we can get through four of these questions, right.
inshallah and then we'll get back to we'll get on point some little trial and error with the time here fight. Why did the author begin by defining you man?
Because what because it'll help manage a fight so he but nobody else or not nobody, but a lot of people don't understand that so.
Right? Because you need to conceptualize something, before you can assign a ruling to it before you can sign before you can actually really understand that the things that are built upon it, you need to have a conception conception of that thing. conceptualize it, like what is the definition of a man? Two words? statement in that, okay. Is the lexical definition of a man sufficient? Know why?
Because it's slam in the revelation has come to
specify certain terms that have been given to us. So the words that can't, linguistically means what
to purify, or to develop means both to purify and to develop fire is, is that when the cat means when we say bunny Ella slam while at some studies slam is built upon five things and one of those pillars is is the cat, it means to purify and develop. Now, it's a specific thing. So Islam came as specify a certain thing, Hajj from a lexical standpoint means what? To seek something Castilla Shea right, that you seek to do something. But that's if that can't be what it means once after Islam was that that was one of the pillars that Islam is built upon. So lexical definition. When we talk about legislative terms, it's not sufficient the same way
for those and I know that there's at least one attorney here when you when you go to law school, you spend that first year you do a lot of things dealing with terminology. It's not because nobody else uses the same terms. from a legal standpoint, it means something different than what it may mean when we're just talking with one another right? pipe what source does the author use to define and discuss amen or what sources does the author use?
He's going to use core is and we haven't really gotten too deep into it but but no doubt about it that that's what he mean that that's what he's going to use. Let me just tell you this. And again, we're gonna go into this a little deeper as we go forward, inshallah, but there's one Hadith I want you to always keep in your mind and that is the Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said he man is 70 some odd parts. We notice Howdy. Eman is 70 some odd components, if you will show up.
The highest of them is La La
and the lowest of them is removing something from the road removing something harmful from the pack while higher Oh, sure bituminous. Amen, I'll hire is what?
The word hi me shyness, modesty, maybe the word shame, in a sense like this, Have you no shame. Shame prevents you from doing things that are immoral. So higher is that quality that a person as that prevents them from doing something that would be immoral or deemed
not not shameful but being negatively coming from that person. So two different people might be able to do it may not be able to do the same thing because of one of the status of one in the in the lack of status of another. And that's not that thing is not hot. But for one, he has to have more hair. Have you no shame. In that sense? I think the word shame is probably one of the closest English words to hide. But that's beside the point. The province I sent him said that he man is 70 some odd parts. landline laws What?
Yeah, but but it's so when we look at heart tongue, limbs, it's a statement of
like, removing something harmful from the road is is an action I'll hide higher is what is in the heart. It's an action of the heart. Right so even our Prophet Isaiah select from Sudan mentioned hear statements and actions in in the heart or the tongue limbs in the heart. If you keep that in mind, this is a prophetic explanation of of what he meant is all right. Like what two main sets were the first to deviate? And a definition of he meant the Moto G and the fourth one for artists were before the motors. Yeah. Okay, what practical effects does this have?
The practical effect is very simple.
What if a person deviates any man the way that they did that they are going to be they're going to consider people outside of the faith who are actually Muslims and deserve the rights of Muslims. Whereas the mortgagee if a person takes their understanding of Eman, they're going to consider people to be inside the faith that are actually outside the faith and don't deserve the rights of Muslims. Like, what is the difference between a statement of the heart and an action of the heart?
You're Yeah, I mean, you just told me you told me what
confirms tight. So the statement is that you're just you're affirming, you're confirming you're attesting to, to hate laws, uniqueness in his right to be worshipped alone.
action of the heart is what is something that is built upon that affirmation? It comes after that affirmation. All right.
And so therefore, you can say that the action is actually a branch of the of the statement. All right, that statement serves as a rule type naming these three things that the author says are roots of event.
knowledge of the laws, names, attributes and actions type. That's number one.
roots of email, they have to be there in order for the tree to grow. What else? Yes.
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He did. Yeah. Okay. A classic demon that in the sense that that's a loss right alone to be worshipped in that sense. Yes. So So acknowledging the right of a loss pensado to be worshipped alone. Yeah. What else? believe in angels believe in the last day believe in the messages he mentioned that these were the roots of Amen. inshallah. Again, we'll get to the rest of it next week. And we'll finish the definition of faith. And we're not going to go word for word but I thought today it was necessary that we did some of that at the beginning so that you could get a decent you know, idea of what we're talking about when we talk about you men, we ask Allah subhana
wa tada to make us from amongst the true believers to increase us any man so Hannah belonging and hunting channel Learning adventure stuff are going to be there any questions?
That's a great thing, and there's no question.