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While making peace be up to you. Thank you for tuning in to another episode of the D show, you have testified you declared what's in your very nature, that there is only one God that I will not wish it a man, a monkey, an elephant, an ant, a mouse, the sun, the moon, I'm not going to worship any of these things. I'm not going to worship a man or a woman. I'm going to, I'm going to worship the creator men and women, and I'm going to obey the messenger that was sent. I was living during the time of Jesus, I would have followed his teachings. He was the way the truth and the light. If I was living during the time of Moses, I would have followed his teachings. But the last and final message
to mankind is the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. You have testified to this. You've testified to it. You've started to to get into establishing the proofs five times a day. And you're checking into the fasting Ramadan is coming up. And all the other Pillars of Islam is very simple as rational. There's some confusion, you're asking questions. There's some things you're studying, but you're going to some of the masjid you're hanging around with some people who got the name tag Muslim. But you seen that Hold on, I'm reading something I'm investigating for answers this the way of the prophecies that were to get missed of homes back home culture, or is this Islam? All this and
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did that maybe it's maybe it's just a break the ice Salaam Alaikum. Peace be with you. walakum wa salam Peace be with you, too. Thank you for being with us here today. It's a pleasure. Thanks for having me. Thank you. And we're going to get straight in a topic because the time pretty soon we'll be going to commercial break. Down is finished. That's right. So we're going to get straight down to business. We want to follow the way, the way that has been set down by the Creator of the heavens and earth. So do those sincere, humble people, I just want you to be able to show how many other of the different people who had a messenger. And then they started to fall back home cultures, and
things got all mixed up. And the people want to stray, we see it happening today, you have the kind of verbatim Word of God. And you have the sooner the way the authentic teachings, the last and final message. But man now it's become like a buffet. You got this person doing this from his back home culture, that and there's some good food and good other things in culture. And there's no problem there. So how do we differentiate? What is the correct way? And back home culture thing? Is that just been created by men? Can you just briefly touch upon the history of how other generations when they went away from the teachings of the prophets, things got out of control? And how we don't want
that to happen to us today?
Well, if you look in the history of how people, okay, from, from the point of view of the teaching of
the original religion of human beings, was the worship of the one God, not the story that we have been given through evolution, that human beings, you know, as they evolved, they were worshipping all these different things that they were afraid of. And then, you know, as they evolve more, they, you know, started worshipping fewer and fewer gods, and then they had a sky garden, and then eventually they have this, you know, one God, and then eventually, you know, according to this logic, when we evolved enough, we realized there is no God, you know, this is their, this is their idea. But no, we believe, of course, that the first human being was Adam, that God created Adam, and
from Adam, he created even from Adam and Eve, came many men and women, yes. And the original religion of Adam, and the children of Adam, the descendants of Adam, was monotheism, the worship of the one God, there was actually amongst the people of Noah, the prophet, Noah, his people were the first people to worship idols. And they did that by it wasn't really a trick of the devil shaytaan. You know, they had amongst them some pious people. Those pious people died, they became really, really upset. And then they were exactly you know, they were just too much upset. And this is where shaytan saw his opportunity. So he came to them and then he encouraged them to do something that
Adam had never taught that had never been part of the religion. He said, Why don't you make statues? And why don't you make pictures of these pious people and hang them in your home?
Put them in your places of gathering. So when you see them, you will remember God more.
So it was a new thing was an innovation in religion. It was not something that prophets had ever taught. And it was a suggestion from the devil. But what is really interesting is that the devil suggested something that seems to be good.
What's wrong with remembering God move? You see, I see this pious person, I remember how good they were. I remember how holy they are. They were I get encouraged, you know, to be a more pious person. From the outside, it seems good. But of course, shaytan has a big plan. So now what happens that is the devil there's a satanic forces that will no shake on himself. Does he have also his descendants, though? He does, but you know, he's shaytan is a living individual being not a human being but a jinn, which is like a spirit. Okay.
So anyway, he, but he's waiting. And what happens after generations past, the people forgot why the ancestors had made these statues.
As that's what happens, oftentimes, people forgot. And then Shakedown came to them, the devil came to them. And he said, You know why your ancestors made these statues, so that in your time of distress, a need,
you should go and ask these people, because they're pious people, God is not going to listen to you, you're so full of sin. So you ask these pious people, and they will take your prayers to God, they will be intercessors, between you and God. And this is how people started to worship idols. And this is idolatry. This is why in Islam, worshipping saints, praying to prophets, you know, calling upon them, thinking that they will take your prayers to God, as if you have an intermediate tree. And this is all considered to be idolatry. But the guy says, Look, I mean, he says, this was a righteous man, I myself, am not that righteous. All I'm doing is asking him because look, you can make do
offer me that Okay, the first thing is that dead and dead people can't hear you. So calling upon a dead person is like calling upon a brick, and brick, the dead can't hear you look for answers. In knucklehead. They're too small, and you can't make the dead to hear. Right? If I always giving this example. So meaning, you can't just as you can't make dead people here, you can't make a person who doesn't want to know the truth. You can't make them follow it. But the point is that Allah is showing the dead con you and an obstinate person who doesn't want to listen, you can't make them listen. So the dead con here calling upon a dead person, right? And I mean, dead in the physical
sense, okay, they may be spiritually alive, but they are dead, they are not in this world anymore. You can't marry them. You can't do business with them. You can't trade with them. Right? You know, so that you can't have a conversation with them. So it's cut off now. So yeah, and that's what it means. bozek. And so that's why we don't believe in ghosts. There's no like souls of dead people wandering around, though, that dead are in another dimension. Yes, their souls exist, that they can't hear us. Okay, so calling upon a dead person. It doesn't matter how pious they are. Even the Prophet Mohammed, Jesus, Moses doesn't matter who it is. If they you know, they are in that other
the bottleneck, there is a barrier, that's a barrier, that dead can't hear the living. So calling upon them is like calling upon a brick, because they can't hear you. So the issue is, is nothing to do with how pious they are. It's just that calling upon dead people, if the pious person was sitting right here, and I say, oh, at You're such a good holy man, can you ask God, that's fine, there's no problem, you can ask a person who's living and right here, if you think they're righteous, so if he's in Connecticut, or in Japan, where you can find them on the phone, but if you can just sit here like there's no you know, because they put a big picture in front of you, and start to you know,
talk to him or vision. And, of course, that's the same thing that's calling upon something that can't he can't help you. Right? And the only one that we should call upon, like that is Allah is God, the Creator, the only one that we should call upon like that is God because the only one who can hear you wherever you are, even if you are an amped inside a rock on the deepest part of the ocean.
God can hear the call of that and so this is not Islam. This is some kind of culture paganism that's crept dead that absolutely so this is I'm sorry that this is a really good example of how people follow the way of their ancestors and following the way of their ancestors led them to commit the worst crime a human being can ever make. And that is to make a partner or a rival or an associate with God, to worship something when you should only worship God only worship God. We'll be right back with more into detail.
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We are back here on the deen show. You gave a beautiful example this is in the Quran, the verbatim Word of God. This example the the the story of Noah is in the Quran. But this, the how the people actually came to worship idols is not in the court. And it was mentioned by Abdullah Ibn Abbas, who was the cousin of the Prophet and he was very well known for his explaining the Quran. So obviously, he heard this from the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa. So this is, this is a beautiful example how when you deviate a little bit from the game plan, the blueprint, you go astray. Yeah. And then you see the thing that people then the people think this is religion. Yeah. They think that
this is the religion. And the same thing was the case in the time of the Prophet Muhammad, you know, and in fact, if you read the Quran, you'll find all the prophets, Jesus faced the same thing. You know, there's a famous, well, there's how famous It is these days, but there's, you know, there's a story in the Gospels. Yeah. Tell us what the story, one of the stories in the gospels
that is mentioned is about, you know, how those people, those, those Pharisees and those rabbis, they had taken, they had made things up, basically. And they gave those things, the weight, that should only be given to the laws of God. So they they that the man made ideas that they had the man made concepts that they had,
they actually really gave them that authority as if those things were from God, right. So you find that this is something the all the prophets are experiencing, they're coming to tell people, this is not the religion, this is not what God told you to do. God never commanded you to do this. But those people have supplanted the true religion that was bought with the messengers, for the old man made cultures and customs. That maybe that sometimes is, you see, when it comes to when it comes to the religion of Islam. Islam has a built in flexibility that allows it to really be practiced just about anywhere. And so sometimes we do take into account the culture of people, let me give you an
In some societies, right? Just a simple thing. What if I undid my buttons, right? Hold down the way down to my chest, under my buttons, show my chest, right. And some societies and some cultures, they would look down on that and say, well, that's how bad people, you know, gangsters. They dress like that, you know, their shirts open.
Right? Okay, whatever, right? So the point is being here is that a Muslim should not look like a gangster or a bad person, right? You should try and look respectable. But sometimes what is respectable?
is different from society to society, even though the Prophet Muhammad himself used to keep his buttons open. Yeah, right. But then no one considered that to be something disrespectful in that society. So you see, some of those things may change from culture, to culture, certain situation to situation. And these are not things that Islam has ordered this or ordered that right. Rather, Islam has ordered us to be good. It's all of us to be of the best character of the best type of behavior. We can have many examples. Muslims are famous ever for being late.
You want to organize a dinner, you want to organize a talk, you tell everyone will start at seven o'clock, no one turns up till eight o'clock and they don't think you're going to start at 830. Whereas in the West, if you tell people come at eight, you expecting people there to be eight, maybe five past eight, maybe 15. Past at the latest, you don't expect people to turn up an hour and a half late It's considered really bad manners. So these things change from culture to culture. Now the problem is a lot of Muslims. They have adopted habits and customs and practices that are from their culture
which may be perfectly
acceptable where they come from. But that doesn't mean that that's acceptable way to behave in the West. Some of those practices may be necessary, for whatever reasons, I don't know, maybe there's scarcity of food scarcity of whatever, I don't know, the different circumstances, they may even have practices that are necessary and beneficial in the land they came from. But they have no importance and relevance in, you know, in the western context. Now, the problem is, Muslims come from different countries to live in the West, and they bring their culture with them. And they think that this package, they have Islam, because Islam is such a deep part of their culture, it's so deep in their
culture, they think that what they do is Islam, but it's not always the case. I give you an example. The best example I think, is of arranged marriages, like forced marriages, forced marriages, and arranged marriages. Now, for now, even in some cultures, they have forced marriages, where literally a woman, even a man, it's not just a woman, the man and the woman are literally just married that sometimes they don't even know that they're married. They just that's it. That's your husband, that's your wife, they have no choice. They have no say. Now, actually, from the point of view of Islamic law, this is not even considered to be valid. It's not valid, because part of a marriage
being considered to be valid in Islamic law, is that the two people who are getting married agree to it. So this is again, culture has nothing to do. It has nothing to do. Is it safe to say that Islam didn't come to eradicate all different customs of culture? Most of the things that are bad, exactly, it kept the good, kept the gross the good things, if there's a good thing in a culture, like being polite, or like being on time or like being clean, will say, give that up. Okay, but walking in the street with a thong. That's in that's your culture, everybody's doing it?
No, because obviously, you know, that all I understand what the thing is. So that's called just just an extreme, extreme example. Or you're walking around in bathing suits. No, in this town, of course, Islam has some limits, right. So what a person can do and can't do has to fit the limits of the Divine legislation. Yeah, God has given us a type of, you know, a type of limit that we should follow in terms of women's dress and men's dress, right interaction between the sexes, right? There are some limits, these limits have been laid down by Allah. And you should follow those limits, but within those limits, right, you have flexibility. So it's dress, but as long as as modest
executives, okay, say, for example, a woman's dress, a woman's dress, she should, she should cover everything except her face in her hands. And people should recognize her as a Muslim. But as long as you fulfill those conditions, and the clothes are loose, it doesn't mean you have to wear the burqa, like in Saudi Arabia or in Afghanistan, even if you look at the crystal, the women in Afghanistan, it's different. The veil is different in Afghanistan, than it is from Saudi Arabia. So now the culture if it's a different little style patterns, in that that's the culture that depends, you look in Nigeria, for example, okay, and they were very colorful, very bright clothes, because really
probably in different cultures, you will find that that is not considered to be, you know, like enticing whereas maybe in Saudi Arabia would be so these things are going to be you know, are going to change from time to time and place to place. But the basic rule is, when a woman is out in Islam, she should only show her face in her hands, if she wants to cover a face, that's good. She can do that if she wants. Now, you gave an example. forced marriages, arranged marriages is different. I want to introduce you, your son to my daughter and see if they like each other under supervision, arranged marriages are a normal again, it's part of the culture in Muslim countries that follow the
religion. The sexes tend to be quite segregated. You know, they don't really mix, they'll go mix school, they don't mix it University, they know that limited mixing in the workplace, even in the market places, you know, so the segregation is perfect for promiscuity. Okay, there's reasons for we'll won't go into that. But the point is, is that and there are good reasons for it. Yeah. But that is the sort of normal pattern, you know, so how does the boy meet to go? The only way ultimately, you meet and get married is through family and through friends, because practically that's the only way to do it. Does that mean if a Muslim girl in Canada, for example, or in the
States, yeah. Goes to university and a Muslim boy, and they meet each other? And you know, they talk and they get to like each other. You know, is that necessarily, you know, does that mean that this marriage is not allowed because it wasn't arranged. No, people can meet each other, they can like each other. But obviously, they need to follow the limits of Islam, which means the goal of the sheet the man should go and seek permission to marry this girl from her father, normally her father, but whoever her guardian is, and she should get his permission and the marriage should be done. According
According to the rules in Islam, okay, so they should agree they should be witnesses, the father should witness. Okay, so as long as those things are there, and as long as they're meeting and talking with each other is not leading them to, you know, things that are forbidden in Islam, then Okay, that's a different culture, we live in a different culture in the West. So we explained that and then forced marriage is forcing a woman to marry someone, or a man or woman. So only women get forced No, man, give me two small examples. The man before we go to break, we want to hit this point. Now sometimes they say the Muslim they see the Muslim man up front and the woman's 20 feet
behind him. And they say what is this? Simply explain it in Muslim countries. Not all of them. But in some cultures, the man walks ahead, because there are other men walking, when they come they greet each other, right? And so the wife stays behind, because it's nothing to do with her whether this man is meeting that man, right? So he just stands in front, from the point of view of this is what anyway, this is what my wife explained to me. Yeah, right. You know, but if you if you but you don't find that, for example, in the time of the Prophet, the prophet SAW, Lawson would walk with his wives even sometimes reported, they would hold each other's hands, you know, these type of
things. So you might be amazed when you go back to reading the actual life of the Prophet and what happened in that time, that some things that Muslims in certain cultural contexts, you know, they don't practice those things. I give you another example. You know, for example, in, in Pakistani culture, some Pakistani culture, you know, the idea of a man and woman seeing each other naked is even a husband and wife, even a husband and wife, in something don't even see each other naked, it's like, but the Prophet Mohammed and Ayesha used to take showers together, they used to take, you know, they used to wash together, yeah, right. And they even used to fight with each other to take
the water again, rather perfect example, culture,
and Islam. So separate this, come to the so but that's fine. If that's your culture, you don't, I'm not gonna say, you know, you can't have that type of behavior. But don't tell everyone that this is Islam. And don't make everyone think that this is the right way to behave. Because your culture is not the criterion, the behavior of the Prophet Mohammed and his companions. That is the criteria, not your culture. Let's take a break. We'll be right back with more on the dijo I Salone, Dios, otherwise solo, you know,
go to my room, lock the door prostrate and cry, thank God, you know me better than myself, show me the right way. And I will, I will leave everything behind
back here on the D show, giving you some examples of culture, and Islam. Now there are just one more one more female, mutilation. female genital mutilation is a ancient practice from the times of Pharaohs. And actually, it's something forbidden by the prophet Mohammed, they did use the practice circumcision of both men and women in the time of the Prophet. But it was for the women a very small, a very just a small cut in the cutters, right. That's all it was allowed. The Prophet did not allow, you know, what is known as mutilation, female genital mutilation, right. And that is something that Prophet himself warned against. Now, some Muslim countries practice that. But this is
something an example of a culture that actually really goes against the teachings of Islam. So this is another example of things that often Muslim, some Muslims think that this is the religion, it's not the religion, it's got nothing to do with the religion. And so how can we give us the formula that now there are some things that are acceptable with culture, we talked about some, okay, some foods that I mentioned, and other things that are good. But there are some things now that conflict with acts of worship, the simple formula is to know what the Quran says, to know what the prophet Muhammad said, and to know what his companions were upon. Once you understand that, once you have
that knowledge, then you'll begin to fit into the framework, and to see what is really culture? And really what is really the religion and what are the bounds and the boundaries between the two. So it does mean that you need to excuse me, you need to know you need to understand you need to study the source texts of the religion that's the end the summer, according to the understanding of the Do we need a basis do we ask questions say what's the proof the evidence? Exactly, because this is what's important, right you Islam is not based upon Oh, such and such. So I saw someone doing this, oh, I saw some Muslims doing that. I saw some, I suppose some Muslims doing whatever you can find Muslims
drinking. It's very clear from the Quran that drinking is hot. All right. You find Muslims committing acts of terrorism, but you find it very clear from the teachings of Prophet
Mohammed that terrorism is something that is not allowed in the religion of Islam. So what Muslims do is not a proof. Proof is what God says and what the prophet says. So what the verbatim Word of God says the Quran, what the last of fundamentalist said the main kind of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and the companions, the best of generations, how they understood it, that's fine. Now that is the criteria. And with that said, we're coming to an end, last closing and comments and suggestions and where people can also get ahold of you if they need to. You can find out more about our organization www.irs.co. UK, and you can contact me through that website there. Thank you very
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