The World Changes The Deen Stays The Same

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was IV, as Ryan said, Our Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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I was asked to give a brief background about myself, so do it very brief.

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My name is Derrick Appleby, I'm from Cape Town, South Africa. I started my studies in 1998 1999, when I went to memorize the Quran in Cape Town, and during that time, I applied to study at the Islamic University of Medina and other universities around the world. But one of the first accepted lessons that I got was from the Islamic University of Medina. So I left in September 2000. To study at the Islamic University of Medina, I did two years there of Arabic. And then I entered the faculty of Hades, like Shia Hussein, and many others in the lab, and I graduated in 2007.

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So since 2007, I've been involved in delivering Islamic lectures, teaching Islamic Studies, I taught at a few colleges in Capetown, then I moved to India for one year, I went back to South Africa for two and a half years. And then, in 2014, I moved to Malaysia. So this is where I have been, you know, since then, more or less Alhamdulillah. So that's me in a nutshell, my focus remains the same, although I seem to be focusing more on youth and youth related issues. Just yesterday, I taught a one day course on study skills for for young learners. It's called How to Become a superstar student. And we there was a question that was posed to me just before we prayed, that made me

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realize that these kinds of programs are extremely important. Because yes, they came to learn about how to study what are the best methods, you know, how to be better in writing essays, etc. But they have so many issues that they want to ask about, they don't have access to people, they can ask,

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you know, many of them go to international schools, and they don't have, you know, a scholar and who's, you know, a chef, that they can go to, and are some of the things that they have a lot of doubts about Islam, a lot of issues that they are exposed to every single day. And that causes them to have doubts about the deen, they have a lot of emotional issues. Now, of course, someone like myself, we're not qualified to deal with really, you know, really bad emotional situations and you know, psychological but we don't know, people that we can recommend them to, that are qualified to deal with that. But we need to be spending more and more time with the youth, especially in this

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age, where they phones and the internet connection is such a source of doubt for them about Islam, and also emotional issues that, you know, just become worse and exacerbated by the fact that you know, they are online. So anyway, that's in a nutshell, I think that's more than brief. So let's begin with our topic of discussion today. We're delighted.

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There is a book that one of my friends sent me a few months ago, the book is called Zoho football. It is a book about 41 issues, and statements that you often hear when you're discussing any Islamic you know, issue with other Muslims, they will use this these one of these 41, or more than more than one, to justify what they are, or what they happen to be doing. As an example, if you tell someone that smoking, you know, is how long and then they will tell you, but most Muslims do it. Have you heard that one? most Muslims do it. So you know, how can it be wrong? If you tell someone that you know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam grew a beard, you'll say No brother Not, not every

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aspect of the sooner you know is law. You know that some parts of the sadhana is meant to be, you know, law and other parts, just, you know, the prophets practice, and so on and so forth. So, what I want to discuss with you is one of these 41 statements, and that statement is the dunya has changed. So therefore Islam must change as well.

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The world is changing. So therefore, Islam has changed as the world change. So you have people calling for the reform of Islamic law, specifically in areas like women's rights, and how do they say no longer should we allow? Or should we be executing people for committing adultery, or for amputating the hands of a thief or stealing or for you know, implementing the laws of inheritance like Tunisia just a few months ago, they passed the law that does not allow anyone to give a woman less than the share of a man. So there must be full equality, in the outcome of of Earth. So this is what we are seeing the world is changing therefore Islam must also

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So change. And the problem with this is that it does not take into consideration all the ayat in the Quran itself. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it very, very clear to us in the Koran, that he is law is the best law that he is law is perfect. That our response to what Allah reveals and what Allah commands, is it possible for us to turn this down? It's very loud. And I'm already loud in that. Just

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Okay, I don't know, is it better now? Yes, much better to handle I was going deaf.

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So, what would we say? Yes. So, what we want to do before we begin to do to ask exactly what you know, is this statement problematic completely should be rejected? Because, I mean, the first part of of that statement, I think we can all agree on, the dunia is, is changing. The dunya is changing 20 years, 30 years ago, we didn't have smartphones. You know, most people did not have an internet connection. And internet connection was something that you would have at university maybe or at work. Now, not every single person will be connected to the internet. So the world is changing. We have now medical treatments we didn't have just 10 years ago. So the dunya is changing. There's no

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doubt. But does the dean change? Does the dean change? And do we, you know, how do we respond to those who say that the deed needs to change Islam needs to move with the times that's a better way of saying it, or at least a better way they want to say, got to move with the times. So most of these people can be divided into two categories. The first category are people that need Well, they have good intentions, but they do not have a good understanding of what Islam is. The second group of people are people with ill intentions. They are the people that you know, view Islam as being the source of Muslim backwardness you know the reason why we have in the Muslim world we are under

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attack why we are so behind economically why we are so underdeveloped in our countries, etc, etc. is because we still hold on to this religion. If we were to release ourselves from this Deen, Masha, Allah de Vaca LA, you know, we, we would shoot up into the stratosphere. This is what they say. So what we want to focus on is not that second group, because I think we can all agree that those people, we need to reject what they have to say, those who say that Islam is no longer applicable in the 21st century, we need to get rid of it completely. And it needs to be it needs to be restricted to Islamic centers and massage in that way Islam needs to stay right just in the masjid. So of

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course, those people are way off the Serato Mr. Team, but we want to focus on those people that think they are doing something great for them for the deen and for the Muslims and for Islam. But in reality, they fail to understand certain fundamentals. So let us look at what Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran. Regarding Islam regarding its the fact that it is complete that it is perfect. The fact that it is you know, it is valid for every single age and for every single geographical, you know, place, it's not going to change in that regard. So

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they don't change because of the times the Sharia gives us certain characteristics in which the ruling is going to change. Let me give you an example of this. Let me let me clarify this for you. If I am, if I am right now I live in Amsterdam and Sarah, and if I am resident, can I shorten my prayer?

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Can I join my prayers? No. Can I break my force in the month of Ramadan? But if I was to travel, if I traveled to Thailand, in the month of Ramadan, if I chose to, could I break my fast? So it has the rule change as the as the Islamic ruling change?

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No, because that's also from Islam. You understand? It hasn't changed because of some external reason. It is the Sharia itself that allows that change to happen. I need you to really understand this point. When you are a resident you are obligated to pray five times a day on time, you can't shorten you can't join. But if you travel, you can shorten and you can join. So where does that change come from? From outside the dean or from within the dean from within the dean. If today a man

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he needs to provide for his wife, yes. Now having an internet connection. Is that part of Africa?

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I asked this question again. Having an internet connection. Is it part of a man's responsibility towards his wife? It is to provide for her a home right

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needs to provide for food and clothing. Okay. And of course, what a home comes electricity and water, right? But what about an internet connection?

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If we say that having an internet connection is a basic utility in the year 1441, you know, 2020, then we will say it falls under the rest of water and electricity. And so it's a it's a must, you understand? So the Sharia hasn't changed. Why? Because the Sharia only looks at where you are, and, and what you have, right? So for instance, out, I'll expand this even further, because we're going to use this example again towards the end. imbaba. Now we are harmala. He's a scholar is from Damascus, he died in the 676. Right? So he's from the seventh century of the hedgerow. Now he lived a long time ago, do we agree? Right so as Mashallah his time and his place, but when he speaks about

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the nefa, that's the basic number call for someone in Damascus, Syria, okay, and what he needs to provide, he talks about buying your wife, one set of clothing for winter, and one set of clothing for, for summer about providing her meet once a week. I imagine you go home today, brothers, and you tell your wife, that lesson, I'm going to be following the advice of Mr. But now Huawei, and I'm only going to buy clothing once, once a year or the different seasons. And obviously, in Malaysia, this is difficult. We don't have seasons here. But on the other hand, we only get to have meet once a week.

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I'm sure your wife will be like, what is the Hussein's number? Again, let me call him, right. Let me find out what this year has to say. So of course, times have changed. At that time, that was the bare minimum that those are I'll ever discuss because that was for Damascus. And that was for that time for that area. But if you were to look at other scholars with wrote in Al Andalus, right, at the same time, they would have different stipulations. Why do they have this disagreement? Because the Sharia does not give us those bare requirements. They are no I added a hadith that say a man has to provide his wife with a one bedroom apartment, and he must provide for her meat or chicken every

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single day. And he has to provide for her 20 or 21 dates every day. You want to you know I'm saying? So who decides what exactly the actual number, you know you need to spend on your wife every every month, Islam has left that open to circumstances to time to you know their own labor use that with the custom. So there are certain rules of the Sharia that are oddly obligatory, they are part of the deen, but they do change with the times the times only give us a description of what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from us. Does that make sense? All right. Anyway, we'll discuss that some some more a little bit later. All right. The first point I want to make here is that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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says in the Quran, when people say the world is changing Islam needs to change, then they basically placed themselves in a position to legislate. Because what are you doing when I tell you that this is the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then you tell me that law isn't applicable anymore? What are you saying? You are saying that the law is abrogated? It has been repealed, it's no longer applicable. If I say to you that the punishment for someone committing adultery is to be stoned to death, you say My dear brother in the 21st century, this is barbaric. This is unacceptable. This is inhumane. We have to get rid of this Islamic ruling. So what have you done? You have not abrogated

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what we as scholars or students of knowledge have, you know, sort of legislated because we don't legislate, you don't legislate, no fake Academy or council no move to move these office legislates. They only convey the legislation of and the rule and the law of a loss of a Hana hotel. So the first thing that a lot of what we want to discuss is that Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Koran makes it very clear that he alone is the legislator

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that there is no other one that legislates there is no other one that creates the laws that makes obligatory and that makes pro e prohibited. Only Allah subhanho wa Taala is responsible for that and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is given that responsibility and that authority by Allah. But Allah is the ultimate source of Islamic law of the Sharia. So what does Allah subhanho wa Taala say in that regard? It's sort of the use of an IRA for 14, Allah says in the lokomo, Illa, Allah, Allah, Allah darboux

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that the legislation is for Allah alone is for no one, but Allah, and he has commanded that you worship Him alone. Allah has commanded he's ordered that we worship Him alone. legislation is for him alone. How do I know that this

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Hallo because Allah has made it Hello. How do I know that this is how long because Allah has made it How long? How do I know that I should pray five times a day that I should before my Hajj that I should force in the month of Ramadan, because Allah subhanho wa Taala has legislated all of that either in the Quran, or the tongue of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is our first, a first point of reference that we need when we are discussing this issue with people when they say the dunya is changing. Do not give yourself that authority because that authority belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala exclusively. The second thing that we want to talk about is that

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there is no law better than the law of a law. There is no one that legislates better than Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'm gonna think about this for a moment. We as South Africans and Malaysians, is anyone here from India or Pakistan. Right. So we have all been, you know, colonized by the British. And they have removed Islam, you know, when they were colonizing, they are they attempted to remove Islam from, from from from from the legal sphere of life. And they brought their own laws. And they made us feel ashamed of the of our D, then our Sharia. So we have now for for 100 years, 50 years, 70 years, however long we've been independent, and trying to reassert our authority in our own

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lands, what has happened is that we are still left with this idea that our law in some way or form is inferior. It's lesser, that that way of doing things is better. And this is because of our ignorance. This is because of our inferiority complex that we've developed over a very long period of time. Because if you are people like the cape Malays in Cape Town that have been subdued by the Dutch, and then the British for more than 300 years, you can guarantee that there is there is going to be an easy and a psychological impact of that kind of oppression.

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There's definitely going to be that. And so we are now convinced that the only way and the best way of legislating, and having law in all aspects of life is a law other than the law of a loss of a Hydra what died, but what is the law say in the poet? Allah says, over hoekman journey llyod irwan woman, sir Norman Allahu hoekman lukumi ogino do these people do they seek the hokum of Jah helia? Do they want to go back to the way that people were doing things in Makkah, the way that the Arabs were deciding on cases in law, their marriages and their divorces, they rulings regarding what is allowed to eat and what isn't allowed to eat, don't want to go back to that. But who is better than

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Allah subhana wa dialler in decree and legislation. I was asking a rhetorical question, what is the answer?

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There's no one better than Allah. Allah is telling us Why do you seek to go back to the law of Jamelia with the law of a loss of a hydro dialer is the best law and in that they are asides for people that have certainty. If you believe in Allah is your Creator, if you believe in Allah is the one that revealed the Koran, the one that said the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if you believe that your Akita what you believe your Salah, Yasaka, your Hajj, all of these aspects that you practice on a daily basis is from Allah subhanho wa Taala, you do so because you believe that it is the best for you, that your Creator knows what is best for you. So this is that, that

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that background that we need to come with because most people have forgotten this or they have feigned ignorance.

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They don't want to accept this reality. This is very difficult to accept, because we have so many issues, you know, so many, so many psychological, emotional, social, cultural reasons why we can't accept that. That the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the best law. I mean, we struggle every single day. Women there are women that struggle with the concept of hijab, there are men that struggle with the concept of nefa Khan is another man that struggles with the idea that you know, he can't wear you know, short shorts, you know, why do I need to cover my hour other people are struggling with the issue of rebar, you know, some people are struggling on why they cannot hold

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certain, you know, certain jobs while their job is held on brother.

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Why can I get a tattoo? Why can I do this? Why can't I do that we are struggling Muslims struggle every single day. But if we remind ourselves that Allah subhanho wa Taala is our robber, that we are the Avi than that, and he is the ROB We are the servants and He is the Lord, that he is the master and we are the slaves, that we owe our allegiance, our loyalty and our obedience to Him. subhana wa Taala that his law is the best law that there's nothing better for you to do that to place your head on the ground.

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Five times a day, nothing better for you to do that for us in the month of Ramadan, nothing better for you to there to cover your aura or to spend on your wife and your family. So these are things that we need to remind ourselves of and people need to be reminded that Allah Himself is saying, There is no one better in law than Allah subhanahu wa Tada, this is sudo toolbar Ada Ayah number 55 zero. Now, the third ayah that we will look at in the Quran is an ayah that we all know many of you can recite it from memory.

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But we need to really think about what this means. We need to ask ourselves what is Allah subhanho wa Taala say in this ayah what is the ayah aliotta XML to lagoon kanoko what not to aliko there are mighty What are de la Gamal is lava. Dida, there are three aspects here. When someone says the deen needs to change, it needs to get what the times we need to reform certain aspects of Islam. We need to have a new law that says that inheritance men and women should be equal. We need to have a law that says that what do we have in

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What's this? You know, this, this new this new

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scenario scenario is not the word. But this new campaign that we see in Saudi Arabia. You know, I can't pay you know, just like eba here just everything is now you know, permissible and open and Hillel whatever you going to find happening we're going to pass out passing laws that you know, it's it's not it's not permissible for you if you see someone drinking alcohol to say to them Brother, you know, Fear Allah you know, it's wrong You know, you should not drink we're going to start passing laws in Muslim countries that you shouldn't even discriminate against people if they commit sins. I'm going to build my roof and and now halal monka is also going to be lost now. We've gone

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enjoying the good off of it the evil This is what we this is what we unfortunately have to be aware of. But then let's look at the ayah is this sort of the vida Ayah number three Allah says Allah Allah Akbar Allah tala go Dana calm. Today I have completed and perfected your religion for you. I'll say that again. today. When was this ayah revealed?

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hija de la vida en out of three months before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam died? What does Allah say in this ayah? Today I have what I've completed perfected your religion for you. What does that mean to perfect something to complete it, it means that it does not change. It means that is not in need of change. It means that day, because you see when when you and I come up with those, let's say we start the football club, or we start some other social club. And we decide what the rules are going to be. Do we have the knowledge and the insight of a loss of a hydro dialer?

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We don't. So when we when we make rules and regulations. We don't know what's going to happen tomorrow. We don't know what's going to happen a month from now, we don't know all the different we don't we can't take into consideration all the factors. So of course, after a month or two, after the, you know, may let's say it's a football club, and now we have board members, and we have more tournaments and we have more teams, what do we need to do now? We're going to change the laws or change the rules now. Right? There's a bit the rules are a bit outdated. That's because we are human beings. So when we make rules, we don't have that foresight that knowledge that hikma but when Allah

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subhanho wa Taala legislates then that remains fixed. Perfect. Just the way it's supposed to be. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala legislated and all and this is the other issue at stake here. This Deen this Quran is it the last revelation?

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Yes, was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the last prophet? Yes. So therefore that adds to the conclusion that we are reaching that this Deen is perfect, as it was when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away. Nothing needed to be added nothing needed to be taken away. Nothing needs to change. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala clearly states that I have perfected your religion for you, and I've completed my favor upon you, and I am pleased that Islam is your deed.

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If we were to remove the five daily prayers would we be taking something away from Islam?

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Would it still be Islam?

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Why not

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the Salah if we took Salah let's say we said listen Sala we no longer need it. Let's take it out. We still have it.

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If you take off one wheel from your car, is it still a car

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I mean, it looks

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Like a car, but in reality, the whole purpose of having it is then completely lost. So it's Islam, all of its parts are important. And that's another another issue, but we're not going to talk about it today in detail. But that's one of those issues that the authors of the of this book that I'm using, they use as well. Because today, people have divided the religion into what's important and what's less important. And they have arbitrarily decided what's important now, what do you think they consider to be important aspects of the deen?

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There we are asking you a question.

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Yes, what's important, according to this definition, there is the fruit of the religion. And then there's the fields. There's the fruit and the core. And then there are the fields, you know, the the shells, if you will. So what do you think they consider to be the the fruit? And what do they consider to be the peels?

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Anyway,

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what is what do you think would they would consider to be important? Because I'll give you an example of this, where you say to someone that Listen, you need to pray five times a day, Brother, why are you talking to me about Salah, you know, what's happening in Palestine?

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This is what they say, brother, you're talking about, you know, this issue? Yeah, that's happening in the community, youth that are, you know, going astray. And they're leaving Islam. Subhana Allah, you know, what's happening in the Central African Republic and with the ro hinga. That's an important issue right there. So basically, normally what they talk about is politics, and economics. Those are the important issues. That's what we're going to focus on poverty. And you know, you know, we need to be worried about the environment and climate change. Those are the important issues. Why do you want to talk about growing a beard and praying five times a day and wearing hijab is less

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important stuff as appeals man, as the stuff that we don't need, you know, we don't need to focus on

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now imagine the profits of the lie, there was cinema, the Sahaba had this attitude.

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And they were, you know, brothers, we need to focus on the main issues, everything else, like, you know, like, at the camp, when we were saying, you know, every signer, the boys and the girls were told to straighten the lines, and to make sure that you know, that there were no gaps. And the chef, you know, he was drilling that, you know, over seven days. So I heard one boy, he was saying, instead of the person next day,

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how many times is he gonna tell us?

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But gel Vanya Rahim, Allah, He makes it very clear to us. And I haven't really spoken to Shia Hussein about it. But

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how Bonnie says that if we as an Omakase make a straight line, then how do we expect to fix all the other issues in the community?

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You understand, it's by focusing on the small stuff that you start to build and do better at the good stuff, isn't it? So I mean, that's, that's life, anything you do, if you want to really get good at anything, what do you need to do,

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you make sure that you got the basics, right. And you're doing that properly, and then you start working on, you know, and you start accumulating knowledge and expertise. And then before you know it, like if you want to be an excellent programmer, you don't just go in there and do the difficult stuff, you start out, you know, with the you know, with the simple stuff, right? And then you build yourself up until you can do this in your sleep. And so, we need to be like that as well, because Allah does not make that distinction, he only makes a distinction between that which is compulsory that which is recommended, not between that which is lesser and that which is more and more

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important. So we need to understand this, but coming back to this issue, the religion is perfect, it is solid, it is valid, it is proper for us to hold on to it until we meet the loss of Idaho Tyler, it does not change, it cannot change. So we move on. Allah subhanho wa Taala also tells us in the Quran, that this this Quran and this religion is detailed.

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These are not just general rules. Like when itself for instance, Islam teaches that we need to develop a sense of brotherhood amongst ourselves, right? Oh, you will believe you know, rather than be caught the eye or property in the middle, we know and the belief is nothing but brothers to one another. So reconcile between your brothers so that Allah Shall we use mercy on you. All right, that's a nice concept, that Islam leave it at that

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be your brothers to one another, be good to one another. And that's it.

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So now full with explanations and details on how Brotherhood is to be preserved and established.

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When Allah subhanho wa Taala prohibits or when he quotes in sort of the lore when he tells us that Xena is how long does the prophet and does Allah Subhana Allah give us guidelines on how to avoid that sin?

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Yes or no? Yes, lower your gaze protect your private pause.

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Don't be alone with the opposite sex, get married. All of this as a way to for you to establish the law of Allah subhana wa Tada. So the laws of Islam are detailed. I was asking a friend of mine just last night, I said, How exactly does Christian law work? Like, you know, if you come to me and you ask me Sure, how do I pray? I say to you, Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prayed in this way.

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But when you are a follower of another religion, do you have the same kind of connection to Revelation?

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Are you able to when you are practicing the mass and the Eucharist and everything that's related to that? Is that coming straight out of Bible verses, straight from the mouth of any serpent or Mario or from Moosa? You understand? We have this connection to our to our Deen to our Sharia. That is direct. Well, law is direct. It's not something you know, convoluted something complicated, something that you need 20 years of, of, you know, thorough theological training and seminary training to be able to understand it's right yeah. Allah says in this ayah Surah 289.

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What is a Calcutta tibia?

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Well, who doe Meadow surely will mostly be We have revealed and sit down this call upon you. Oh, Mohammed, TBI, then a clarification for everything and guidance and mercy and glad tidings for those who submit themselves to Allah for the Muslim in this Quran was sent down by Allah subhanho wa Taala to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a clarification of everything. You want to know why you exist. The Koran discusses it, you want to know why you must worship Him. The Quran discusses if you want to know how to worship him, look or talks about it. You want to know how to live your daily life, your life on the dunya in your business and your marriage and every other

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aspect of your life that talks about it to

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look at all the books that have been written throughout Islamic history. books that only take law, the garb of the Quran, how many books have deaf see it have that name,

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Al Jamelia Afghan,

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Afghan

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by this scholar and by that scholar, the law of frog What does Allah say about purification? What does he say about sada? What does it say about soccer? What does he say about fasting? What does he say about hygiene? What does he say about business transactions? What does he say about inheritance? What does he say about you know, criminal law? What does he say about judicial matters? What does he say about international law? What is he say about Jihad and military affairs is an aspect of life I've left out.

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The Quran is detailed, but you we as Muslims, and this is the saddest point for myself, before we even talk about you or anyone else, that we do not spend enough time with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. One of the reasons why people it's easy for them to say Islam needs to change, Islam needs to be reformed, is because they do not understand Islam. They don't what do they know about it? What have they studied? How have they immerse themselves? Have they dive deep into Islamic learning? Have they done a careful study of the Quran and the Sunnah, the reality is that they have not.

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Most people, even those people that are advocates for Islamic reformation, as they call it,

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you know, like Martin Luther, was it 1517, where he nailed those theses to that church in Germany.

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We need something like that, apparently, we need to change things, we need to, you know, fix all the problems. The problems are not with the this is the issue.

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The problem is not with Islam.

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The problem is not with the low of a loss of a hand with that. It's because we still believe that we can have this system that we've had now all these decades, where we separate between Islam

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and its its role in our lives. What do I mean, let me be more clear, so there is no ambiguity. We have become secularists in our thinking and now

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we believe that Islam must be must be restricted to a very, very narrow aspect of human existence. That every other aspect, whether it's economic or political, or you know, military or judicial Islam should have no should have no role in that.

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This is our problem. This is where we are, we refuse to say, and to believe and to be active in saying that Islam must be applicable in every aspect of our lives.

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I mean, just think about this, you know, I believe this is cognitive dissonance that we that we as Muslims have to, you know, deal with every single every single day.

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Because we live in a country where you are able to, you know, if you have problems in your marriage, or you have issues, you want to get married, you want to get divorced, you want to get custody, you want to do your inheritance, they have the Sharia code, right? That's where you go.

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But if someone murders your mother or your father, or your brother or your sister, or your spouse, where do you go now?

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So what is that? What does that mean? It means that now we say that the Sharia is not applicable there. That aspect of the Sharia those laws in criminal law, that deal with sauce, and we deal with, you know, execution of the murderer. And, you know, and whether or not blood money should be paid, that aspect of the sheriff needs now to be suspended.

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When it comes to Xena suspended when it comes to stealing and fraud and everything else suspended. So how many aspects of the shady either begin to constantly suspend the sale of alcohol, the permissibility of Riba? suspended, suspended, suspended? And if you go through the chapters of fic, what are we basically saying off of the fic? Marshall, a lot of articles that go ahead, enjoy and the half of all US law? No, thank you.

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I'm sure we don't think like this. That's why I'm saying it's cognitive dissonance.

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Because your mind you just don't can't wrap it around that reality. But that is the reality. And it's difficult. It's not just Malaysia, it's Pakistan, it's Bangladesh. It's Egypt. It's Saudi Arabia. It's Syria. It's Jordan. It's all the Muslim countries, that it isn't a Muslim country that does not have this separation.

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And they think that it is enough. And we think that it is enough, if only we say, well, Alhamdulillah at least we have Sharia law in you know, this particular, you know, these few things. Personal law, let's call it that personal law, right. That's what it is.

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Like in South Africa, we've been clamoring and we've been, you know, petitioning the government and trying to pass a Muslim marriages bill now for a long time.

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Because they don't recognize that your marriage in South Africa is valid. This is the government so we want the government to recognize our Islamic marriages as be as being valid. So that is if you get married in a Masjid, and you get that certificate from the EMR, then you are legally married in South Africa. You don't have that problem. You're in Malaysia, though.

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But we need to understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed this, this, this revelation is a clarification of everything, we owe it to ourselves, now,

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to really immerse ourselves in a study of that, and hamdulillah. That is something that there are so many books, but there's one book that I'm going to recommend, you know, regarding this, and it's just it's called in a summary of Islamic jurisprudence by shefali, inside headphones, and it's in two volumes, I recommend that you read the second volume, because that's where you want to read about all the other laws that we don't get taught most of the time, like your sauce, and that's an example that I want to use. Now.

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If a man kills another man intentionally, what is the what is the law regarding that? One Muslim man kills another Muslim man intentionally. He uses his firearm, and he intends to kill the other person. What's the Islamic ruling on that?

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The murderer should be executed unless the family of the deceased pardoned him. Okay, so that's the rule. If one man intentionally kills another man, or a woman kills a man or a man kills a woman, or a group of people kill one person, the Islamic rule on that issue is they are to be executed. Okay? What happens if another if one person kills another person accidentally? I'm working in construction, I'm carrying some bricks and one brick falls, goes off the side of the building and hits another person on the head and that person dies. What's the ruling then is that person going to be executed?

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Now, where that person needs to do two things, the first of them is to free a Muslim slave. And number two is also the the blood money that needs to be paid towards the family of the disease. Today as the ruling change, the outcome is the same right?

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Death there was somewhat died, but other rulings different. Yes. So we begin to see that the Sharia takes all of these details into into consideration

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If you left your you know your your wallet lying here and let's assume I stole I don't know you know if you always carry 20,000 ringgit with you but let's say you had 20,000 ringgit in your wallet there and you just left it there on the ground and I walked in I said, Masha, Allah is from Allah, and I took your, your wallet and I left. Is this stealing?

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Let me be more specific. Is this punishable? Or is the punishment for this? The amputation of my hand?

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Seems to be

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people are thinking they're putting on their fit caps. Yes. What is it? Is that is that stealing?

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I mean, obviously, it doesn't just the fact that I said it's a risk from Allah doesn't change the fact I mean, it's wrong, I'm sinful, but it does not qualify as Saudi aka an Islamic law. Why? Because I did not take it from a secure location.

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I need to take your your property, one of them without your knowledge is one condition number two from a secure location. And that's not a secure location.

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So if you left your money just lying around and someone took it, yes, the judge could punish them with you know, a few lashes, jail time, but amputation No. But if I break into your home, while you're away on holiday, and I steal that 20,000 ringgit from your safe, that fulfills the conditions of, of Sayaka. Exactly. So again, it shows you the detail of the Sharia. When someone says are the Muslims, you know, they do this and that you don't understand that there are all these other factors that Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have placed in this issue, so that it's not as simple as you as you think it to be. And in fact, there's something else that I want you to

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remember, especially when this issue of produce and capital punishment and corporal punishment comes up again, remember that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, avoid establishing the Hadoop if there are doubts.

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If there's any doubt in the mind of the judge, that this person is not guilty, then know how to be established about that person.

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If there's anything that causes the judge to have doubt, that he should avoid punishing the person without punishment. But one of the best examples of the profits of the larger sort of explanation of this is when a man came to him admitting to the profits of the line a whatsoever that he committed adultery. He comes the Prophet sitting with his companions, the man comes and he said Yasuda, Allah, you know, established the heart upon me because this is what I did. And the Prophet turns away. The Divine comes to the this, the other side, and he says, You're also the law. This is what I did. Establish the height upon me. The Prophet turns away. The man comes on this side and he says again,

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why doesn't the Prophet take his confession the first time?

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Why doesn't the Prophet just say, Oh, you you guilty? Yeah, yeah, Mashallah. Sahaba kulu. Right? Take him and stone him. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the ones seem to take this opportunity to leave, like recant these confession, you know, not not repeated again. When that woman comes in, she admits the same thing she confesses to committing Zina, she's pregnant. There's evidence that she's guilty. And with her confession, the profit center a way to give birth to their child, there is no rewire or duration, that the prophet SAW this woman out to make sure that she be brought back to justice. What does that mean?

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The Prophet didn't send some representative of the other is to go and search for this woman where he, you know, she must have given birth by now we have to stone her to death. What do we learn from this?

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The Prophet sallahu alayhi wa sallam was giving this woman an opportunity. If you did not come back, you would not have pursued the issue. Then he sent there, which he did come back on her own, he sent it back again so that you could win that.

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But this is not this is not part of the discourse, is it? When people are talking about the fact that this God needs to change they don't talk about all of these things. When we look at what the scholars have written and discuss, we find that they have this detailed approach because it is the Sharia itself that is this detail. This you want stays a nice word. The Sharia is detailed, it is nuanced. It looks into all of these different considerations, all of these different issues. But if we are taking only a saathiya a surface level approach, just you know, looking at things in black and white, not looking at the details of looking at what's underneath, what other issues need to be

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discussed. And of course we can say that Islam needs

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To change because we think that that is Islam, just those surface level facts. That's not the case isn't. The deeper you go, the more you realize this. I'm reading an excellent book right now with a doctoral thesis. It's amazing. You know this issue. sorry that I'm going to go on this little tangent. I hope you will indulge me. How much time do we have left now? Have?

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You want my prisoners for another 14 minutes? Oh, only 10 minutes 11 to 12? Yeah, Salah. I thought I had us my prisoners for another 40 minutes, but carry to Allah. With the time that we have left. I'm reading a book. It's amazing. It's a doctoral thesis, because people say that there's a contradiction if there's a contradiction between Islam revelation, ye and the actual and intellect, reason and rationality, we need to give preference to reason and rationality over the Sharia. Yes. Like if something doesn't make sense to you, if you don't regard accepted, it's illogical in your mind. Like Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed the law, it's illogical to you you can't understand

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why you should pray five times a day, five times a day. I mean, Wi Fi doesn't make sense. So I reject that. I don't want to if it doesn't make sense to me, I can't accept it. I can't do it. 2.5% in soccer, it doesn't make sense. Why 2.5%? Why not? 10%? Why not? 25%. Why 2.5 doesn't make sense to me. I don't accept that either. What the woman needs to have a value when she gets married. Unacceptable doesn't make sense to be you know, a woman isn't, is an independent person. She's quite capable of burying herself, you know, if she wants to unacceptable. I reject that, too. So this book, it's called a media on reason and Revelation. It's available as a free download Alhamdulillah

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I was actually surprised to see that it was available for free. The issue here that I want to point out is that it may be spent 10 volumes Listen again carefully. 10 volumes explaining why it is that there is no contradiction between reason and Revelation. So when people say that Islam is not detailed, when when people say that the Muslims are very what's the word? naive, very simple. If they reasoning and they thinking that they need to, they need to,

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they need to change their minds. Because once they read what the Muslim scholars have written throughout the centuries, they'll begin to realize that Islam is more than what they think it is. That it is more detailed. It is all it is. It is alive will law. That this Deen Allah subhanho wa Taala it is as fresh and it needs to be as fresh today, as it was when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was alive and how can it be and why should it be so? Because the Quran and the Sunnah is still fresh amongst us here.

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And we still have people men and women who are qualified to explain the Quran and the Sunnah to us. We are still today taking ijazah in the recitation of the Quran, we still have clauses where the Tafseer of the Quran is being done around the world. We still have places where they are teaching Bukhari and Muslim and giving people a jazza in it that people are studying the Quran and the Sunnah.

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But we need to get rid of these, these these thoughts shackles, this idea that there's something wrong with the Sharia, the Sharia is only meant to, you know, for a particular you know, a particular segment of society or particular, you know, facets of life, we need to move away from them. Anyway, I want to move on each allow dial and the time that we have left, just to quote these last few points that I want to make.

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Really, okay, because inshallah I also need to.

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Anyway, let's move on. Alright, the fourth ayah that I want to talk about is Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that the Sharia has been preserved and that there is no replacement for the law of Allah subhana wa tada and for his commands. What does Allah say in the Quran? So

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I end up at nine in

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the Corolla.

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Warner Have you bought, indeed we have sent down the vicar And indeed We will preserve it.

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We have sent down the Quran and the vicar and its explanation and we will preserve it. Well, ah, what an amazing feeling that you and I today we can open up a book and read the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala as they were revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam there should be an amazing feeling I want you to when you are listening to the Quran and Sunnah when you are reading the Quran yourself, I want you to think about what that means because it means that our Sharia is the source of our Deen has not changed over 14 centuries. We don't have that debate even though they are orientalist and others who want to you know, come up with

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The you know the the theories is one book though that I want to recommend for this. Jeff Mustafa allow me is an Indian scholar who passed away recently, and he's got a book it's called

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the history of the Quranic text, the history of the Quranic text. I do recommend this and I believe that every Muslim should read this book, especially if you are English.

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If you're an English speaking Muslim, you owe it to yourself to read this book and the second book also by the same author justified alchemy, it's called studies in early Hades literature.

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Because if you want to be able to educate yourself, and you want to be able to educate others regarding the preservation of the Quran and the Sunnah, then these are two essential books that are available in the English language for you to read. Mmm as me that's the title or his is the author's name on the books. Mohammad Mustafa allow me he did his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He started out all alone in India. Then he went to do his master's in in Cairo, and then he did his PhD in the UK. So the Shia has traditional Islamic education coupled with that wastin scholarship that made him you know, even more of a you know, of a force to be reckoned with. So I recommend these two

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books what is the loss of a hydrant and also say Serato rod is number 41 whenever we

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with will auto Rafi ha, La Jolla como una hora de hoek me well who was it is

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the Nazi that Allah subhanho wa Taala comes to the earth and he makes it smaller from its edges. And Allah subhanho wa Taala legislates and there is no one that is going to come and repeal and replace us legislation and his degree and Allah subhanho wa Taala is fast in reckoning. What is this? What are these is these is the first ayah means that the Sharia has been preserved. The second idea is establishing the fact that there's no replacement to the outcome and the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when we say that the Sharia must change, the Muslims need to really look at their heritage again and come up with a new interpretation and new framework. Allah subhanho wa Taala is is that we

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have been covering Allah subhanho wa Taala rejects that notion. Allah refutes it from its from from its roots. Allah subhanho wa Taala say that that is not the case. Another ayah that Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran surah Toba is number 33. Allah gives us glad tidings that he shared I will be in always will be superior. The law of Allah subhanho wa Taala will always reign supreme. What does Allah say? Oh under the rossella rasuna who below Buddha detail how

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the goalie wallow carry Hello Moshe Rico is about to tell about number 333. Allah says he is the one that sent this messenger with guidance, and the true the religion of truth, so that he may make it apparent upon all of the religions, even if the pagans and the disbelieve is if they hate it. This is the reality. So even though the enemies of Islam hate that Islam should be apparent hate that the law of a loss of a hydrotalcite should reign supreme. Allah will always make it so that the law of Allah the deen of Allah, this dean of truth, as Allah describes in this ayah will always reign supreme.

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We need to have this not arrogance, we need to have this shorter all this feeling that this is the case, we should stop being ashamed of our religion and embarrassed about it. We should stop feeling that we need to be apologetic for everything. Oh, you see, Brother, you know the reason why, you know assistant inherits less than a brother with one of the parents dies, you know, you have to take into consideration you know that the brother needs to Why? Why do we need to do that?

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Why do we need to explain it that way?

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Why don't we start out by saying that? It is Allah subhanho wa Taala that is decreed? Why do we talk to them about Allah, this is a law. These are his days and he These are his attributes. If the person does not believe in Allah, we established for them from the Quran and from the sooner why we believe as Muslims that Allah subhanho wa Taala exists and why he is our Rob, and why we worship Him. And then we say that this is one aspect of the Sharia that he has revealed, and we believe it to be the best legislation. And then after you've done that, and you've really, you know, laid that, that foundation. Now you can explain some of the reasoning behind why a sister inherits half of what

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her brother inherited.

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We automatically feel this urge to want to apologize. You see, well, you know, the reason why this happens this way is because of you know that this and, you know, you see, I hope you understand that we feel we need to almost apologize. But we don't need to do that. Because the last This is the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is not the law of shall we say no chef Barak or the Mufti of KL, or you know, use of qaddafi or the Saudis or you know, is the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We should feel proud of that. Allah subhana wa Taala tells us in the Quran and he commands us, this is important. Allah commands us to take all of our affairs in which we defer back to Allah and His

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messenger. And he tells us that we have to it is obligatory that we must accept the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Listen to this ayah are these two I'll quote the first one. This is sort of the Nisa Ayah number 64 Allah says

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well of beginner you know the hotter you had chemo, caffeine, or obey you know, some Judo fee for see him how Raja me, God light beam

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lemo this Lima, and no, oh Mohammed, by your Lord, Allah swears by himself. They do not believe until they make you the judge and the arbitrator in what they dispute in. And they do not find any opposition and difficulty in their hearts for what you have given as your judgment. And they submit to it in full submission. Allah denies that people have belief, if they do not accept what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam has decreed.

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And they do not submit to it wholeheartedly, without any resistance and opposition in their hearts. Think of yourselves let's think of ourselves right now. Allah commands us Do we? Do we have that kind of resistance and opposition and hesitation in our hearts? Or do we submit wholeheartedly?

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If I tell you that you come to me and you asked me Sure. Is it permissible for me to engage in this business transaction? And then I tell you the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prohibited this very type of business transaction. Do you turn around and walk away from that meeting? I'd say Alhamdulillah, Serbia and now

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we are and we obey. I accept that wholeheartedly. In my heart of laws. Messenger has spoken. There's nothing more that needs to be said.

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My Friday football this Friday, I spoke about how people go around looking for the fatwa that suits them. Shia Hussein said it's hot off. Okay, so let's see, what's your thought it says

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sefardic you know, he's younger, maybe you know, he is. He's more. He's more liberal. Let's hear what he has to say. Oh, he also says it's hard on you know, all these Medina graduates must be, you know, on the same page. Let me ask, you know, someone who studied in Jordan, you know, maybe he'll be more liberal. What kind of approach is this to your deen? What kind of approach is this to the law of Allah subhana wa tada

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a lie saying you don't believe we don't believe until we submit ourselves to what Allah subhanho wa Taala has as legislated and commanded and he has decided, and we find no opposition to that ruling in our hearts, although also says this is in sort of a sub in Ayah number 36. Listen carefully, whether gerner lemo mean you

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Allah says, it is not becoming for a believing man or below a believing woman. When Allah Subhana Allah, Allah and His Messenger, they give their decree on any matter, that they should have any choice in the affair. And whoever this obeys Allah and His Messenger, indeed they have gone astray in a clear misguidance clearly they go astray.

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It is not becoming it does not be fit is a better word. It is not preferred a Muslim man or a Muslim woman. When Allah subhanho wa Taala has given his judgment or Allah is messenger has given his judgment and his ruling on a matter that they should have any choice in the matter. Just think of this, let me will lie just just imagine this scenario. Imagine if we were transported back into time and we went to the time of

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we sat in the budget of Rasul Allah and rasulillah looked at us directly and told you to do something or to not do something. Would you have that same hesitation

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that you have when a chef or a teacher tells you when you studying Ricardo Salim and the teacher is talking about this hadith that says that it's hard to eat with your left hand. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said don't eat with your left hand foreshadow and eat with his left hand. You like, yeah, you know that? That's an optional issue, right? That's a practice of you know, eating and drinking. There's not a lot of Biggie right? Would you have that same attitude? Imagine you were sitting like that young boy. And you know, he was he was all over the place and the Prophet said, this was the Prophet steps on it. Yeah, hula samila Well, Colby amico call me by Alec mesonet

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Boise Team jasola you know, I,

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I prefer eating with my left hand, you know, it's better. You know, and I like to mix things in the plate there. You know, why, you know, saying Bismillah sometimes you forget Yasuo like you know you people are forgetful, would you do you have an attitude? If the Prophet was talking to you directly?

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What's the point of saying that the Quran is sadhana is preserved. And that what we find in this in the book of Bukhari, Sahih Bukhari and Sahih, Muslim, or more importantly, what is in the Quran is the actual speech of Allah, and the actual speech of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then when we hear it, and then when we read it, it doesn't have the same impact as if the Prophet himself was standing in front of us and telling us to do something or to refrain from something.

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The point the point of saying the Quran and the Sunnah is preserved is not an academic theoretical exercise. It's a practical one. When Allah commands you, you don't say, yeah, you know, that's for the seventh century. And they know that's what those people they were Arabs, Bedouins, you know, but for me, I'm a bit more advanced Alhamdulillah living in the 21st century, you know, I know better I more academically and philosophically, you know, developed. So these things are no longer applicable to me, do we say that? just just just think about what we are saying, what kind of attitude we have developed? What arrogance, we have, you know, we have we have fallen into. So then, last Li, let me

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talk about this. And I'm going to end with this discussion.

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When we say, and we look at all these aiyar that we have covered today. And we see that it's clear that Allah has commanded us to implement these Sharia is Sharia is perfect, it is complete, it is detailed, it is nuanced. It has all of these characteristics that we've discussed, then when we say that the sheriff needs to change, that there are aspects of the Sharia that are no longer applicable or acceptable in the 21st century, then we are saying that these ayat, do not hold that meaning that is so clear from them, that we didn't even look at them. I just read them to you.

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Isn't that so? What did I do today? Am I really gone and told you that this is what the military robbery said. And this is what our boss said about the IRA and this is what the because the IRS said, the icon, the old convey that meaning without me having to spend any time doing extra Jesus, I like that words, I want to use it for the Syrah exegesis, Mashallah, I also learned recently that lipidation is the is the fancy English word for stoning to death, the punishment of stoning, I plan to use liquidation from this point onwards, makes you sound intelligent, allows that, anyway, on a more serious note, this is what I want to end with. Often. These ideas are clear that the law of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is the law that Allah has chosen and it perfected and the law that Allah has obligated upon us until the day of judgment, it is not for you and I as Muslims to decide which aspects of the Sharia are important or not important or applicable or not applicable. It is not for me and you to decide which of which aspects of the Sharia we will practice and which aspects we will we will reject or we will, you know, leave to the wayside. But rather, let's end with this ayah Allah says no Koran. Yeah, you will lead to the hoodoo. facil Vika. Oh, you will believe enter into Islam and submission completely by the hour for myself and for you and for the Muslims around the

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world. That Allah subhanaw taala helps us to see the beauty of this Deen. May Allah subhana wa Tada. Help us to see some of these aspects that we were discussing today. The Sharia is complete. The Sharia is preserved. The Sharia is detailed. The Sharia has no there's no repealing and no abrogation of the Sharia. It is perfect for every time and for every nation and for every ad for every error.

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It does not change. May Allah subhanho wa Taala increase our knowledge of our Deen May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to study and learn the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May the beauty of Islam become more and more apparent to us, as you know, when you when you when you are moving through, you know the fog, and you are trying to illuminate the you know yourself in the darkness. What do you do? When we were at the camp, we find ourselves, you know, in this cave, it was super dark,

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and what light went on, and another light went on, and a third light and a fourth light and a fifth light. And before you knew it Alhamdulillah the whole cave was illuminated. We are like that person. We are in that cave. And we only have this little one little light. And we think that we can see everything just what's in front of us will be that's not that's not our understanding of the deal. The more you learn, the more the darkness vanishes. That's my wife, myself and Allah subhanho wa Taala make us see the light and the guidance and the mercy and the beauty of this deed, by law, protect our children and guide them by Allah subhanho wa Taala allow them to understand what we

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perhaps have not understood growing up as we have grown up, you know, this false dichotomy between the DoDEA and the dean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us for our sins May Allah subhana wa tada overlook our shortcomings May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our deceased family members, may Allah subhanho wa Taala Graceffa to our ill, you know, our ill

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of friends and family and neighbors. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala as he's gathered us here today, gather us in the company of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam agenda to fill those out a gullible vehicle was set out while a good morning Monica de la he albaraka.

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Are there any questions? Yes, go for it. When it comes set up.

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Just wondering like in in Malaysia, we have a Sharia law, we have also a civil law, criminal law, which are laws passed by the law makers in Parliament and whatnot. So as civilians, you know,

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we have no say basically, in terms of what law they pass. Right? And we only have like you said, the Sharia law basically covers marriage and Edison's are all there, but it doesn't cover criminal law. Right? So what do we do? What's our role than here in Malaysia being where Islam is the official religion of the country, but then we are subjected to the criminal law criminal law. So I want to suggest two things.

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My father and his friend had a debate in 1994 1998, it was just before the first of the second democratic election in South Africa. So my father's friend said to my father, I was very young at the time. And

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he said to him, that we are a Muslim minority living in South Africa. And this new government is passing laws, legalizing, you know, same sex marriages, legalizing, you know,

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you know, intoxication, intoxicating drinks and, you know, gambling and prostitution and you know, all these things that we know about to be. So he's about my father's friends advice is very similar to what I'm about to tell you.

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Wherever you are,

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wherever you are, as a Muslim, whether you're living here, or in South Africa or anywhere else, you know, what the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala is, that's the law that you that you follow. And what you will notice is, and this is

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very important, is that whether they legalize gambling, or prostitution, or drinking, or maybe 10 years from now, they might even you know, legalize, you know, we do in this country, may Allah preserve us, but, you know, who knows? I mean, I never I never for the life of me thought that what's happening in Saudi Arabia now would happen, usually concerts WWE center, you know, wow, who thought would have thought 1012 years later after I graduated? So to say that it will never happen in Malaysia?

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Never say never, but may Allah protect us. Okay. The reality is, no matter what changes in the dunya you have your deen you have your Sharia, you know what the laws of Allah? Because right now, there are certain things that even even in a Muslim country, if theoretically, if all of the laws of Allah were being implemented, there was no separation between such civil law and criminal law and personal law. You would still have to even if it was available, you it was there for you. You go to a friend's house, your friend has a bottle of whiskey. He knows it's not sold. He you know, he's smuggled it in. He's got a bottle of whiskey at his house. He's like you want some?

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If it's not sold, the government doesn't allow it. It's how

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Everyone knows that, but he's got a bottle. Are you drinking, not drinking. So it doesn't matter whether it's open, or it's secret whether people are allowed by the government to do it, you know what the low of a loss of a high Nadella is and that's the law that you follow. The second thing is that we need to become more active in campaigning for this dichotomy to be removed.

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Because Yeah, the debate in this country has only been about the Hadoop, the Hadoop. Let me just put things in perspective for you. I wish I had a whiteboard. Oh, I do. Can I use that?

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Just look at this. Because let's say that this is a book of fiction. Right?

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Which aspect of that? Do you think? Is the chapter that deals with criminal lotia? Which, how much of that? What slice Should I give it?

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That's criminal law. The Hadoop is in that volume over there. The rest of this this part of the year? That's acts of worship.

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And over this is business and other transactions.

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And that's criminal law. That's the aspect that we are covering for that's the body of the Sharia. We weren't implemented only. What about this?

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What about the Riba? What about fair business practices? What about the, you know, abolishment of monopolies?

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What price fixing all of these things that are also under this section over here? What about this section over here, we we deal with qualified, you know, judges, and making sure that judges rule that they are independent, that they are not, you know, subject to political interference, isn't that important. That's also part of the Sharia is a whole chapter that deals with the double podar only on judicial matters is an issue here that deals right at the end in some sharp theory textbooks, that deals only with the issue of emancipation.

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of slaves. Right. And we today we can talk about this because there are so many people working in Malaysia right now that have been brought here as part of a human trafficking, you know, ring, they thought they were coming here to work, and now they passports have been taken from them. The same thing happens in Saudi Arabia and Dubai and many other places in the world. We're not talking about that, that's also part of the Sharia. People are literally living as slaves. And we're not, that's not important. That's the Hadoop that we are discussing. I want you to be very clear that the sherea covers every black man with a saying in the in the lecture covers every aspect of life. And if we

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are just going to be focusing on Hadoop, then we have, we really have missed the plot, I feel. So you we need to be more active, we need to engage with our members of parliament, we need our our Prime Minister and his cabinet and, you know, parliament and everyone to sort of see this reality. Because this, like I said, we've inherited and we've grown up with a system of doing things where that separation has been part of we've only known that that situation, that there is a separation between all the other aspects of life and the master. That's our understanding. Now, we can't see it, we become so secularized that we don't see the difference. We don't see the problem. So we first

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need to create awareness, we need to engage with our with our politicians and our lawmakers, we need to get them to become more aware of this. So this is what we can do. Right? So on a personal level, you need to educate yourself about the Sharia law and acted practice accordingly. And then secondly, become more active in creating awareness and making people understand that Islam is this perfect, beautiful religion that should be implemented as a whole. And not that we get to pick and choose which aspects we are going to implement. All right. Allah knows best alone. Any other questions? Yes.

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So my setup is that what does the

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religion say about weed? Is there any part of wheat in the Hadees? Or in the Quran? Because there are other scholars who mentioned that weed is actually

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a good natural painkiller, if it's used in that manner, and one cannot be addicted to it.

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Okay.

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I'm not sure that in this public setting, I want to speak of my personal experience with this issue. So leave it leave it only at that, that sort of indication Allah Allah knows best. So first things first, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that, or Firstly, the squat The sooner the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whatever intoxicates in small amounts or in large amounts is how long it's born.

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A month. Okay, we know that we regard regardless of its pain, killing, you know, properties or whether it's not addictive. It is an intoxicant, right, someone who smokes or consumes any, you know, THC is going to be intoxicated. There's no doubt about that. So that then makes it impermissible. The fact that he did toxic acts. The second thing that we also want to point out here is that this is what the Sahaba understood, because herbarium locata radi Allahu anhu says alohomora muhammara, Lacan that harbor is not just wine or alcoholic drinks, it is whatever befuddles the mind.

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Whatever causes you to become intoxicated, to become drunk, to be unable to function, you know, to have your full cognitive function. That's an intoxicant. So whether it's heroin or cocaine, or whether it is weed or marijuana, or it is alcoholic drinks, if it is intoxicating, then it is hot off, it doesn't matter if if you are having a small amount that does not intoxicated, it is still impermissible to consume. So that's the first issue. The second issue that we want to talk about is regarding a question is the issue of it having certain painkilling you know, quality qualities and properties, but not at the expense of it having other qualities that the Sharia has deemed

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impermissible. So, in fact, in the Quran, what does Allah say when the people asked about karma and gambling? Yes or no Daniel harmony? Well, Mason Kulfi Heba. Gabby,

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when

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they ask you about copper, intoxicants and gaveling say that it is based great sin in it and benefits for the people, but its sin is greater than its benefits.

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So even though there might be benefits in drinking a glass of wine, as we have been told, you know, by scientists, beside this are probably alcoholics.

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Anyway,

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the reality is that it might have benefits. It might have, you know, physical benefits, it might have medical benefits, it might have economic benefits. But the reality is that it's sin, its harm outweighs its benefit, and therefore the Sharia has prohibited.

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Right. So that's my answer. I'll learn as best I could have. There's a third aspect that we live in.

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I only talk to teenagers about that aspect. Anyone else? Any other questions? Yes.

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I do some questions online from Brother Mohammed Hashem, he says, a similar shape. So what is the importance of iron as a metal in Quran? In every verse, especially in Surah, Kahf, there were, there was a sentence that states they were eager to have iron that will please to change the attitude and language. Yes. And he goes on to continue does iron metal hold any unique significance that we should be aware of? Or is this just a sign to realize that Allah gift to mankind? Well, Allah subhanaw taala says in sort of hiding that he is the one that sent down iron and Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that you know, fi but it's very, it's very strong, but other than it being a very

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powerful metal and being a very durable metal. I don't know of any other virtues or any other special merits. I don't know. I'm saying I don't know if they are any special merits mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah Other than that, that Allah describes it as being a metal that he said down to earth and that it has great great strength but

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other than that, Allah who either I don't know

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anything else, no barbagallo vehicle I'll see you all again soon inshallah life I don't see you. Oh, we will meet again. Agenda set our alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato