Culture Vs Islam
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This Leila Al Hamdulillah salaam aleikum, which means peace be unto you. You see, you already learned something here on the deen show, which is a way of life by name a dean. My name is Edie, and I'm your host tried to educate you on Islam and Muslims. And today, we're going to be talking about culture versus Islam. All right. And certain cultures, you got certain foods tasty, delicious, but you got some other things. So we want to know that. Is it a part of Islam isn't. We want to give you the formula to be able to distinguish what is Islam? What is culture? What is Islam and what's been made up by shake B, or whoever. So, we're gonna take a break, bring our guests out, yes, accordion a
second said type right back on the deen show.
Allahu wa barakato.
Al Hamdulillah. Thank you for being with us. With us again, on the dean show how you been? I've been fine. It's always my pleasure to come and help you guys out. And I'm really happy at what you're doing. And I'm really happy to answer questions and be involved with your projects. It really makes me happy. You're doing an excellent job on the deen show. And anything I can do to help out I'm always at your service. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. We're going to get straight down to the topic shape. All right, we want to talk about giving people the formula, people just coming to Islam. So some Muslims have been practicing Islam for a long time. But now, you know what?
There's some things that the Prophet never did. He never taught. There's no sanction for it and Islam. How do we decipher what is Islam and what's culture? And does it necessarily conflict? If we kind of like some people say it, you know, it might be too dry for them. So they want to spice it up? Is this allowed? So if you can break this down for us so we can get a lucid understanding clear? Okay, this is a really good question and one that we can really talk a lot about, but to summarize, as Muslims we believe that Allah subhana wa tada sent the Prophet Mohammed Salah, said him to be our perfect role model. So his job was to explain what we need to do as Muslims. He came to teach us our
religion. He didn't come to teach us the secular sciences. He didn't come teachers, engineering, physics, mathematics, he came to teach us our religion. He is a prophet from God who teaches us what we need to believe what we need to do in the sphere of religion, and what's going to save us from the punishment of Allah and caused us to enter his paradise. With that role in mind. We believe that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam gave the complete message of Islam. In other words, he didn't leave any ambiguity in the message. He didn't leave any room for change, because the teachings he came with were eternal teachings. He said,
in so many different narrations, he said, and one of them, I have left you upon the straight path or the shining path. It's night is like its day, meaning it's crystal clear. In another tradition, he said, every single prophet sent by God had to tell his nation of the good that he knew so that they could follow it. And the bad that they knew that he knew so that they could stay away from it. In another tradition, he said, there is nothing that brings you closer to Allah, except that I've told you about it. And there's nothing that takes you away from from towards the fire of hell, except that I've warned you about not doing it. And so we believe that, as Allah himself says, in the
Koran, the religion of Islam is a complete and perfect religion. One of the last verses to be revealed in the Quran is a yokomoto convenor come today I have completed and perfected my religion to you something that's perfect, you don't tinker with it. You don't subtract, you don't add something that's perfect. Doesn't need a version version one, version two, version three. It's perfect. The reason why we have so many versions of software and Microsoft and this is because it's not perfect, you've got bugs, you've got flaws, you've got holes, so they need to patch it up. They need to do this, they need to do that until then you release the new product. Suppose they could
come with a product that did everything it had to do
And you didn't have any flaws. If you changed it, that would be a problem, wouldn't it? You would have to change it for the worse. That's what we believe our religion is, with this background in mind. We say that our Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us each and everything that we need to know, with regards to worshiping Allah.
If anybody comes and says, No, I have a better way to worship Allah. That is a serious problem. Because what they're saying is that I know better than the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and what Muslim is going to say that if anybody comes and says, oh, the Prophet says, Adam didn't have to do something, because he's so great, and we're so sinful, we have to do better than him. Well, you know what, that's exactly what some of the Sahaba felt as well, at the time of the Prophet system. They came to his house and he wasn't there. And they saw his wife Arusha behind the curtain behind the veil, and they said, Okay, well, if he's not here, why don't you tell us how his
lifestyle is. You tell us what he does to worship Allah. And so she described the day in the profitsystem his life, but these overzealous companions, they felt what is this? He eats normal food, he, you know, goes to the mosque and goes to his business. In other words, they felt that they could do more. And so they said, Ask for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah has chosen him and forgiven his sins, and he is such a great person, we have to do more than him. So one of them said, As for me, I am going too fast every single day of my life. The process of never fasted every day, except Ramadan. Otherwise, you never fasted every day of the month. The second one said,
As for me, I will never sleep at night, I will stand up in prayer every single night, from sunset to sunrise, never sleep at night, just sleep a few hours in the day. And the third one set. As for me, I will leave marrying women and basically live a celibate life for the sake of God. When the prophets are sort of returned home, his wife told him about the incident of the three men. See these three men they thought they knew better not that the process was ignorant. They said, Oh, he's too good for us. We can do something better for ourselves. They didn't discredit the president. They didn't build out the villa disbelieve him, look at them mentality. They respected him so much. They
said, That's for him, we can do better for ourselves. So when the prophecies overheard this, he called the huge gathering of the companions. And he invited everybody to come to the mosque. And he said, why is it that people think that, you know, they can do better than me that they say they're gonna start, leave eating during the day and sleep during at least sleep during the night and start marrying women. He said, the best sooner is my sooner, he said, Whoever leaves my way. So that means my way, whoever leaves my way has nothing to do with me. In other words, our religion tells us to live a proper life in accordance to the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And
that includes especially religious acts of worship, hence, anytime somebody comes and says, this is the way we need to worship Allah, you are allowed to ask him a simple, respectful question. Don't be rude. Don't be obnoxious. If you haven't heard of this before, if you haven't seen where this thing comes from, you say, Oh, well, this is a seems like a very good act. Can you tell me? Where did the Prophet system do this? Can you narrate to me some tradition that he said we should do this? And if he does, and you think it's like an authentic truth, or you can check yourself if he says in Buhari or Muslim, or you can go to a scholar, another scholar, and you can verify with him, then
Alhamdulillah, go for it if the processor told you to do it. But if he says, Well, my teacher told me, or who are you to question my knowledge of the religion. That's not a very humble thing to say, because we're not questioning your knowledge, which is verifying did our prophecies and I'm saying this or not, that's all we're trying to do. I'm not questioning your knowledge. But if you have knowledge, you should be able to quote me where you got it from. So if he tells you something that doesn't make sense, he goes, my tradition tells me my teacher told me that something doesn't make sense. And this is especially we're talking about, especially for actions of worship. On the other
hand, if he tells you something to do with your daily life, about simple stuff of eating, drinking cuisine, dress code, this has a lot to do with culture. Our religion gave us general guidelines. Don't eat pork, don't drink alcohol, don't do this and that, and the rest is up to us. If one of us prefers Pakistani food over Arab food, Bosnian food over Egyptian food, that's completely permissible, because our religion did not dictate to us these preferences as long as it doesn't conflict with the religious law. So here we have you asked me the general guideline, right? I'll give it to you simple.
There are two spheres of human involvement or human actions. The first fear is a natural sphere. In other words, a sphere in which we interact and do things because we're human beings. We eat, we drink, we dress, we go to work, we speak languages, we take communications and take vehicles. This is the natural sphere.
With regards to the natural realm, how do we know something is natural? Because everybody does it regardless of religion? Everybody does it. If you're in America, pretty much everybody dresses in a certain way. religion doesn't dictate it. If you're in Pakistan, Christians and Muslims dress in a similar way, if you're in other lands, there are other things as well. cuisine, food, that's a natural thing. With regards to natural, daily activities that we do professions you choose, you'll have an engineer, Doctor, whatever. The general rule pay attention is to general rule, everything is permissible. Unless our shediac gives you something prohibited. So if you want to dress in a certain
way, somebody says, My dear brother, oh, you can't dress like that.
He has to tell you, why not. You don't have to prove Oh, this is permissible to dress like this. He has to prove what does he have to prove? That it's not? It's not permissible. The general rule everything is permissible. When it comes to your daily activities of natural life. You understand that point? Yes. Okay. There is another few I said there's two things men do human beings. First is natural things, eating, drinking, dressing, cuisine, etc. The second thing they do is religious acts. How do you know something is religious because it varies from religion to religion. If you're in America, you're both going to be dressed the same, you like the same food, but the Christian will
go to church on Sunday, the Muslim will go Juma on Friday, that's a religious act. Okay, with regards to religious acts, the rule is exactly reversed.
Which will the first rule that I said yes, which is, the first rule was everything is permissible, unless proven otherwise, with regards to religious acts is the exact opposite. Everything is impermissible
unless you prove this is permissible. In other words, somebody comes and says, I want to worship a lot today by dancing around and clapping and doing something like that. You say, brother, that's not allowed. He says what's your evidence is not allowed. You don't have to, quote evidence. He has to quote evidence that it is allowed the burden of proof lies, the burden of proof lies upon somebody who does an action of worship gods, whereas natural x the burden of proof lies on somebody who somebody wants to do what someone wants to prohibited, prohibited. Yeah, natural x. Somebody says you can't eat this food, that food is not allowed. You don't have to prove it's allowed. You say
look, food is allowed, unless you prove to me it's not. Somebody says Allah says pork is how long you say, okay, that's fine. Okay, Allah says alcoholism, okay, that's fine. Otherwise, if you got any other type of meal, which has various elements of heroin and the process of never ate it, okay. Okay, national dish of toxin is briyani. Right? You know, briyani everybody knows biryani, right. The process never ate Viviani. In fact, he never ate rice, somebody comes and says, that's a beta. That's an innovation, you're doing something the profitsystem didn't do. Your responses are free, you don't know the meaning of beta. You don't know the meaning of innovation. Innovation cannot
occur in worldly actions. Innovations can only occur in religious actions. So if I want to make a nice sports coat, or if I wanna go ahead, innovate a nice sports car to go fast. Excellent. Some competitors, computers and technology go right? Go right ahead. As long as the general guidelines are met, for example, for example, you can't use pig when you want to make any type of soap product, right? You can't use pick a general rule. Yeah, apart from that specific things that are prohibited, everything is permissible. You want to invent a new item, well make sure that the basic prerequisites are permissible and then go for it. This the specifics are not governed by the Sharia.
But now something in getting closer to the Creator of the heavens. Exactly. Now I have to have you have to have has to be in our blueprint exact run into some Exactly. Because if it's not there, if it's not there, then you're inventing a religious act that is not found in our tradition. But what's the dangers of this the dangers, you're basically putting yourself up for Prophethood? You're basically saying, I know better. You're basically saying the profitsystem didn't give us the guidance. You're saying that the religion is open, you can come and do one thing. I'll come and add another third personal comment, add a third thing until what will be left of the religion? If the
religion were to be left open like this, then within one generation, that whole religion will change completely. But what if someone comes to you and says, Look, he rather than that our beloved Prophet, peace be upon him said that whoever brings something good into this thing will have the reward of it. Excellent users. Yes. What do you do whoever brings something good into the religion will have the reward until the day of judgment? Yeah, the end of the Hadeeth whoever brings something bad will have its sin to the Day of Judgment. What does this mean good and bad? Well, if we understand the context of the Hadeeth, everything becomes clear context. Yes. What is the Heading
One was the headset I'll tell you when
a poor man came and he could barely cover his
his private parts because he hardly any, hardly any clothes, tattered clothing, nothing on there. And so the profitsystem saw this man, he felt so much mercy, so much sympathy here is a companion of mine. And he doesn't even have enough clothes to cover his nakedness properly tattered dress here and there. And so he stood up and he exhorted the people and give a sermon, he gave a sermon about the blessings of giving charity and help your Muslim Brothers out. For a while nobody did anything. You know what happens when you first hear something, you're like, mulling it over. And then one person stood up, went back home, and brought a little bit of dates are something trivial thing, but
basically, okay, I don't have money to give you but here's some food. When somebody saw the man go up, and come back, he said, you know what I can do better. And so he came, and he brought back a little bit more. And then a third man and and a fourth man. And so this first man, what did he do, he started a domino of good events.
He's key was the catalyst. When people saw him, they said, that's a good thing. I can do it too. And so in context, that the Profit System said, Whoever does something good, whoever follows him will get the reward as well. Whatever it is something bad, whoever follows him will get the evil as well, the good that he did, giving charity, this is a part of our religion, for you to use this and say, oh, any type of good deed and the religion. Listen to this carefully, there is no good deed you can add to the religion that our Prophet was tempted to do. You can't add any good deed anything you add to the religion is bad. And the evidence for this is another tradition in which the Prophet
sallallahu Sallam said, Whoever introduces something into this matter of hours into this religion of ours, will have it rejected from him. Meaning alone will not accept it, the people will not accept it. People are not allowed to which most importantly, I was not going to accept this deep from you, whoever and memorize this tradition, whoever introduces something that it doesn't Bahati the most authentic book of ideas. Whoever introduces something into this religion in this this affair, this matter of ours will have it rejected, rejected, rejected, wasting your time wasting your time, the inspector comes and you're working on a house and the blueprint says to Windows and you said, You
know, I know better. I think it's not your job. It's not your job down. The Prophet says Adam gave us the blueprint. We just have to erect the building, do those deeds in accordance to Islam submit to us know exactly, okay. you've memorized the whole Quran. Is that correct? Okay. So if I bring something up, and I asked you because I want to give some examples to give a better understanding for to the people. So you know, the Quran and its meaning, correct? Um, the, you know, many of the prophetic traditions started a long time. So is it if you now go ahead and say something's not part of Islam? Is that a big No, no, on your end, you can get in trouble with a horse. There's no doubt.
So it's not in your interest to say okay, this is
not okay. I just want to point clear,
let's give some examples now.
And I've collected this from some people to help make it easier for us. So we can, because there are some people probably who might have been doing this for many years. So we are sensitive to that.
40 days after 40 days, for 40 days when someone dies, leaving a cup Okay, full of water
for the deceased, every night, part of the dinner Not, not at all, not is nothing narrated in any tradition, nothing at all at all. In fact,
I asked every Muslim to use the brain that Allah has given them and ask themselves Doesn't this sound paganistic? Doesn't it sound against the purity? Our religion isn't a superstitious religion there's no mumbo jumbo there's no weird stuff like this you know, somebody dies will leave a classroom to drink from this to me sounds like an ancient ironic you know religion that when the pharaoh died they would put everything his they would put his horses and animals and food and drink but they thought he needed there but but my my uncle went to Hajj five times and and and our people been doing this * and are you mom justified it from our village.
I'm not accusing your uncle or your mom or your religion of being insincere to God. Allah knows whether they're sincere or not. But I can say that even if they're sincere, that's not good enough. They might be good. Your uncle Mike really want good for you. He loves you. But he hasn't studied the religion in the proper way. He's been taught it by the locals. Many of the local scholars even have been graduating from their local mother says and they're just they're like, everybody doesn't want to do it as well. All you need to do is ask them, where did you get this from? Where is your wish? What's the basis of this all you need to do we're gonna start going on you can continue on and
then go ahead and elaborate on some of these during maguet of time, no hot water in the sink because you might burn to gin.
I take it but I'm learning I'm learning a lot from you. Okay, but I'm not learning the religion. These are real questions that I, okay extracted, not at all. Not at all, no such thing at all. Okay? Again 40 days and then there's a seven day then a 40 day something like this, someone passes away, reciting your scene every night for this individual and on the seventh day or the 40th day getting together at the masjid and reciting Quran for the day is yet to come together to recite the Quran for the deceased is something that has not been narrated from any of the ancient scholars of our religion and tradition, and had their big been good and good in this, then the first people to have
done so would be the Sahaba after the process of passed away, or when any Sahaba passed away, they would have done it for each other, or when a Sahaba has away their students that have their own the successes would have done it for them. But we don't have any such narration. I asked you when the great imams died you Mama bouhanni fameux shaeffer Mr. Modi came up my brother humble. When the great scholars of Hadith in Bukhari Muslim when they died? Did their students do this for them? And they did it. It's not a narrative at all. There's this concept was unknown. If they didn't do it. Well, then where did it come from? For the first hundreds of years of Islam? We don't have any of
these actions coming in? Where did it come from? I'll tell you where it came from. When a person passes away, there's this feeling I gotta do something for him. I want to do something. It's just I want to help my father and help my mother. You know what the Koran is the best book, let's all get some Muslims together, let's read the Quran. That's how it started. But his intention might have been in the right place. But his mind wasn't. If you wanted to do good for his parents, you know what he should have done, you should have followed the advice of the Prophet system who told us there's lots of things you can do for somebody who's passed on, you can do Hajj, you can do an
ombre, you can give charity to the poor and expect the reward from Allah, you can sacrifice an animal In the name of Allah, say Bismillah. And then give the meat to those who need it, give it to the poor, you can visit the relatives of your deceased parents or whatever and fulfill ties of kinship with them. So many things you can do. But he never said, When somebody dies on the seventh day, come together and read the Koran, and the 40 of the day come together and have a foreign honey. He never said that. So the question arises if he didn't do it, if the companions didn't do it, if the earliest generations didn't do it, why should we do it?
It's not in the blueprint. It's not in the blueprint. I don't reject it. We should reject our figure. good intention, though, doesn't matter. It doesn't matter so early with a good intention. It doesn't matter. Okay, so holiday intention, you know,
you can't fall asleep, cut nails and take a shower during negative time. Have you heard that one? Never that one either. You shouldn't fall asleep at Motown because you got to pray. Okay. Okay. Or if you want to delay for a little bit, that's fine. But once you pray, you can do as you please. Okay. So this is something went on to college is made up of cultural, cultural superstitions, cultural superstitions, which have no presidents in Not at all, not at all. Another one going on next. Talking, okay, after someone
passes away, again, from this world.
What is the proper procedure? We can do a whole show on this. But in short, is it proper that people have a collective gathering around the grave, and then they recite particular surah, such as yassine. And then and also other verses back and forth?
When somebody passes away,
during the life of the Prophet system, one of the companions passed away, and the process of them was there at the grave. He was there. He was there. Yes. So what better example to follow than his exam teachers right there. He's right there and ready to learn. So what happened? Well, they were digging the grave, because, you know, in our times the grooves already dug but in those days, come on, they have a lot of things do they got to earn their food, you know, yeah, so when the person died, they would dig the grave after his death. So they took the body to the graveyard, and they were waiting for the grave to be dug and the body to be placed in. So the process of give them a
short reminder about death, and about the fact it's inevitable, every everybody's going to come there, but that's something he did, because there was time there. Once the body was placed in, and they started putting the sand out down onto his body. The Prophet system said, Make dua for the person in the grave because the angels are coming to ask. And so he stood there for a while, maybe 10 minutes 15. There was no watch back then. But he stood for a period of time. That wasn't really long, and it wasn't ridiculously short. And maybe as I said, 510 15 minutes would be a reasonable assumption. And he made individually himself. He didn't have a joint congregational he didn't say
Oh, so how about come behind me we will all say amen out loud. And he is the Prophet of Allah. So I said, What is better to be accepted than his if he wanted to do a joint
What better opportunity but he didn't? He himself made Torah and he said each one of you should make there are two. And so they all made up for the person in the grave that Oh ALLAH forgive his sins or Allah grant and paradise to others that are found in the Holocene and if you don't know these to us, say them in
language for the deceased genuinely from the heart, oh, a lot, forgive his sins, cleanse symbol, all the work that he's done, increase his ranks in Paradise, etc, etc. You do that. And then that's it you move on. He didn't sit around. He didn't recite any specific verses for the deceased. He didn't do any of this. Why shouldn't we follow the way of the Prophet system? It doesn't make any sense to reject that and say, I know better, don't you think? I mean, you know, as a symbol. It's not in the blueprint. It's not there. I don't want to get rejected leave all Yeah, leave all of these things that haven't been founded the blueprint leave them out. We are just trying to make it easier on
everybody. So please, I know a lot of universal seer out there. And you might have fell into doing some of these things. And like I stressed earlier, it is actually very bad and a great sin for you to say something is not part of our tradition when it actually is. Now let me let me ask you a question here all astir myself, if somebody comes and says, you've just said that culturally, things are fine. What if I say this is in my culture to do this or that? Right? What if I say fine, it's in my culture? The response is, this is not a cultural phenomenon to pray to Allah in a specific manner. It's a religious one. Had you been a Christian, you wouldn't be doing this. I said, the the
rule of the benchmark, I mean, the rule of thumb, how do you differentiate between what is natural cultural things and what is religious, that is not dependent on a religion, the day that you come and say, This involves Allah and as mentioned, as long as the Quran and Sunnah, involves dica involves prayer, that's not cultural anymore. Okay? If you want to be cultural, then do things that don't pertain to the fundamentals of your religion, don't pertain to theology, do things that have to do with your culture, I'll give you another specific rule. And this is an important one. Anything that you think brings you closer to Allah is religious. So if you do it, it's got to be found in the
textbook. So if your relative dies, okay? And you do something that you think will bring comfort to your deceased relative in the grave, that's religious, you do something thinking that Allah is happy at what you're doing, that's religious.
So you have to be careful that not just because something is cultural, it has nothing to do with the religion. Anything that you think brings you closer to Allah becomes religious. Okay, just a few more examples, and we're gonna cut on out risk making the intention to pray out loud, saying I intend to pray with her at this machine at this time. No, wait two and a saloon law? And then yeah, talk about some of the people did this to teach their children's and stuff and they became so cultural everybody does it. I mean, if you're just teaching a little kid, you know that, you know, how do you what type of intention you make, you can tell him that when you stand up to pray, you put
in your mind that I'm praying to Allah subhanaw taala for cuts of the head, for example, okay? But he doesn't have to verbalize it. It doesn't have to come as a sentence. So this should be avoided. Okay. So intention is in the heart tensions in the heart, okay, coming to pray congregational prayer, and then the Imam having a second person helping him through the whole process. After he prays, then he throws it back in the den the web then or someone else, he recites some verses, and then they do collective zikr at the end, and then at the end, they do a collective dua, and then they recite Al Fatiha. And when you say that, the more than helps and what do you mean by that? So
after the Imam prays, after he finished, it says this alum Yeah, then it goes back to the meridian. What does he do? He will recite some verses from the Quran. Then it goes
to everybody saying Subhanallah 33 times, then he'll say some more things.
From the Quran, then alhumdulillah and then suparna law, and then from there, collective douar, raising the hands, and then from there reciting, in fact, all of this goes back a little complicated. Yeah, all of this goes back to a person who has the right intentions, but not the right methodology. They wanted to do good they wanted the people to stay and do Vicar and recite some Koran, but that's not the way you do it. You know, just because something you want to do something good doesn't mean everything you do because that attention will become good. This is not the way the Prophet system did it. The processor told us after the prayer remain seated, say Subhana Allah Al
Hamdulillah, Lahore for 3330 to 33 times Okay, do your ticker, say various things say some suitors look for answer that closers and philosophers and us these so Atul kursi, you're supposed to say these things, but they're supposed to be done individually, to do them collectively breaks the concentration. You yourself, don't have as much humility as you should. And you're making it into an innovation because you think this is the way it should be done. You don't have to do and also you're making Islam difficult because to do that is not a requirement. Yeah, there are people that are going to have to go back to their businesses. You
You don't have to force it's not more difficult upon them. It's not why'd you for them to sit there and do this thicker. If they have to go they have to go and if even if they don't have to go and they leave, they're not sinful. So to do it in this manner, it goes against the spirit and the letter of the law.
Okay, couple more and we're out after reciting the Quran each and every time saying sadaqa lozi. Yeah, this is a very common habit. There is nothing narrated from the, from the Quran itself, even though Allah says when you start reciting the Quran, say I will build up the Allah says so in the Quran, so I will do belies mentioned. And Allah revealed this will matter him at the beginning of every surah. So that's how you would think if Allah told us the beginning and there was an ending to say he would have told us that as well. Well, then, because he didn't there shows us that there's no specific way to end recitation. Therefore, you end recitation by simply ending the recitation, you
don't have to say anything at the end. Now, the phrase sort of a lot of them is true. Allah speaks the truth. Okay, Allah grant the magnificent speaks the truth, that's the meaning of self allow the, the phrase is true, say it anytime you want, because Allah always speaks the truth. But to make it linked to finishing the Koran, is something this linkage hasn't occurred. And it's problematic because the average Muslim now makes subtle Cologne, Allium the same as Arabic language, that you have to do it. that's problematic, because the process of them never did it. So we have to be careful here once again, that we should avoid such extremism that you have to do something like
this. I'm not saying so the whole the whole team is wrong because of the volume the phrases, right? What I'm saying is to link it to ending the Quran every single time. That's where the wrong the wrong thing so that we can get each and examine making a requirement? Yes, no, no, that's the problem. And the blueprint, no, blueprint is what rasuna is No, exactly. All right now.
This event, bringing the people together, the families, the community to celebrate the Prophet, peace be upon that Earth Day is this part of Islam. This is another classic example of people wanting to do good, they want to, you know, help, or somehow raise the status of the Profit System by doing something that, you know, they think is good. And it's become such a common practice that when you come and say, hold on a sec, Something's fishy here. People look at you weird when you come and say, This is true for 600 years in Islam, no Muslim scholar, no major Muslim, philosopher, no theologian, scholar of Hadith, ever spoke about the concept of celebrating the birthday, because
they had no idea of something called a birthday. The concept of celebrating a birthday is not an Islamic concept. It didn't come to their minds. So for 600 years after the death of the Prophet says, nobody in the entire Muslim lands Islam Muslim, when I talk about Christians with Christmas, Muslims are not celebrating the birth of the process. Why?
Are you Muslim? None of them because the concept was not even in their heads. They didn't warn against it either. Because nobody did it. Yeah, you understand they did it. It's like, the thing doesn't even arise in their heads that somebody would do that. It's non existent. Then in the year around 620, something or so one of the, you know, mystical groups, the Sufi groups, one of them in the fringes of the of the Muslim oma, they decided to do this, this deed. And some scholars say that this Act, the thought of it came from celebrating Christmas, that when the Christians show respect to Jesus Christ, then these guys thought that they could do better and show respect to the process
by celebrating his birthday, okay. And so it was started at the fringe of the oma in the areas of Horus and far, far away. And then it caught and spread like wildfire. In the next 200 years, it took two centuries. And in the beginning, most of the scholars were opposed to it. And we have many scholars who actually wrote fatwa against it. Some of them said, Oh, this is a really strange thing. It's a bit. It's an innovation. But there's also some good that the Muslims come together. And they were mentioned the Profit System, they censor that Islam upon him. And of the people who said this is a very famous called even hasn't it been heralded as kind of the famous even hedger, he said,
this is the process of leverage, but there is good in it as well, because people come together, and they mentioned Allah, the prophet, and they just talked about the Sierra, etc, etc. so others opposed and they said, No, there can't be any such thing as it could be that this whole concept of good beta doesn't, doesn't occur to them. So in our times, it's become a huge controversy. And those who affirm it, were compassionate, those who deny be compassionate. Each group accuses the other of this and that I just have a simple question. Can you outdo the companions in your love for the Prophet system? Can you do better than normal? No way
Well, then why don't you just stick with it? I'm not even getting into it. How long did I should go? I'm not saying anything. I'm just asking a simple question. Isn't it safer? The Salam asking? Isn't it safer to stick with the earliest generations and how they love the process? Also, when something is so much controversy, you got so much heated debate? Isn't it better to just stick with how could an aroma man and add to the level and him how remember Halima Muslim how they did it, and you know how they did it, they follow the Sunnah of the Prophet system. That's the way to show your love. You know why people love the birthday of the processor, because it gives them a false sense of I love
the processes, I'm going to do on this day what I do another day of the year, but that's the whole point. You're supposed to love the processes and every day of the year, and you show that love by following his life and teachings. So every day should be celebrating the birth of the processes, how, by doing what he told you to do. That's how you celebrate the diversity of the profit center. That's how you show your love, not by to, and that's why people love it so much. And I'll be just honest, I don't want to offend anybody. But this is a psychological thing. That it's it's basically it's like a placebo makes you feel good, right? makes you feel good. Is it Oh, I'm showing my love
by doing this on this day, I'm going to spend money on this day, I'm going to do that. But you know, for the rest of the year, you do nothing. Well, then that's a problem, isn't it? That's a big problem. And if you understand why people are so emotional about celebrating this one day, because they feel that if I defend this, I'm defending the love of the Profit System. Know, if you really loved the Profit System, your lifestyle would be in accordance with his, that's how you would love the profit. So it makes complete sense. Now for someone to go ahead and just have a good intention and keep doing these good deeds. I just want to elaborate on this point, one more time that it is
clear that you mentioned the Hadith that even though now somebody didn't know, but now they're watching the show is different than a person that didn't know, right? Oh, sure. If a person doesn't know, and he genuinely and sincerely does a deed, thinking that this is the religion, his chef told him, his teacher told him and he trusts that teacher, and thinking this is what Allah wants him to do, shall allow will reward him for that deed, because a lot judges based on intention. But that doesn't mean you remain in ignorance. Nobody likes to be ignorant, right? You don't remain in ignorance. Once you realize that this is not something from our religion, please leave it alone, you
should just leave it. So now if that person is receiving the message from here, shake be or the mom from the village is listening right now. And that person continues on doing these things, even after the clear evidence comes to him. How dangerous is this year?
If the person knows that this is not the truth, and he still does it, this is a sign of major sin. It's a sign of, of arrogance, because the Prophet system said arrogance is to reject the truth while he knows the truth. If a person is confused now, for example, he's been celebrating the birthday the process of his whole life. And now he hears this video clip of mine and he's like, Who is this guy telling me this was wrong? Okay, that's fair enough. All I can do then is ask you one simple thing, go do the research. He's got to bring the evidence. Yeah, go do the research. You don't have to trust me, then I'm not asking you to believe me blindly. But go do the research, find out for
yourself. Did the process until the people celebrate his own birthday? Did the companion celebrate his birthday to the earliest Muslims do? If they didn't? Well, then why are we doing it now? So you go and you know, nobody claims that the Prophet that the companion celebrated the birth of the person, nobody says that. They know they did not even the groups and celebrate their birthday. They don't even justify it through the companions and the tab, you're on any mic? And what they don't you know why? Because there's nothing narrated from them that substantiates that belief. Two things. There's going to be a well, I want to drink from that. Well, is it true that certain people who
innovate things, or are on innovation, in religion in the deen that they're not going to be able to drink from you referring your friend to the blessing well of the Prophet, so I said, I'm in the Hereafter, and you'll never be thirsty, you'll never be thirsty after that, yes, that's a blessing. Well, it's called a held and held means the pool or the cistern or it's basically like a container of water. But it's not just a normal container. It's a container. The problem said, it's like a square. And one side of it is the distance between Makkah and Yemen, that's like half the Arabian Peninsula, that's one side of the square. And there's a square. And that square is to cater to the
oma of the process from to drink on the Day of Judgment, when there is no other place to drink except from that well and we pray that Allah spent that makes us from the people who drink from that well, the process have told us that the water in that well, it is sweeter than honey, it is wider than milk, it is colder than ice. He told us the number of containers that people can drink from that well or equal to the stars in the sky. He told us that whoever drinks from that well will never ever be thirsty Ever After that, just one sip. But he also told us that a group will come to drink from that well and he will say
He will first call them because you'll think that they're good Muslims, then the angels will say, Go away from here. And so the Prophet system will tell the angels. Those people are my followers. And the angels will say, you don't know what they innovated. After you went away, you don't know that they've changed the religion, innovate, they use the word innovated. After you went away after you left after you die, they don't know you don't know that. And so when the angels tell the process of these people innovated, he said, so consumers can get away get away to those who change after me. So he tells them he's not you're not you changed the religion. You thought you knew better than what I
came with? Why should you drink from my fountain? So they will not get to drink from that from Allah protect us from that? I mean, I mean, one last point. Is it true that Allah the Almighty, is there a Hadith, stating that a law puts the ones deeds on hold? Who continues doing better or continues innovating or continues following innovation? There are some some traditions to disregard. But scholars of Hadith generally considered them to be not authentic, but there's authentic tradition that say, for example, that whoever innovates especially in Mecca or Medina, whoever does these deeds within these cities, especially, Allah says, upon him is the curse of Allah and the angels and
all of mankind that Hi, This Is Buhari. Yeah, I this is buhari. And so there are other other things as well, that that talk about the severity of innovation. You know, one of them, as we said, is that whoever does something it will be rejected from him, okay, it's not going to be accepted from him. And changing the religion is something that goes against the Koran itself, because the Quran says it's a perfect message. It's a complete message. So when you come with something else, like Mr. Malik said, Whoever thinks that they know more than the product of sorry, who everything there is a good innovation, who everything there's something good he can add, then he has charged Allah with
lying, because he's saying that the religion is not complete.
This is a deep point. You're saying if you say this is something good that I know, that Allah and His Messenger didn't tell us to do? Mr. Malik said, You are saying that Allah didn't speak the truth when he said the religion is complete, because you seem to have completed it and not hold on as messenger. So it is very, very dangerous. It's a it's a door that if you open it, there's no shutting it afterwards. You need to just shut it from its roots and say, religion comes from the Quran and Sunnah. Not from me, not from my teachers, not from you, not from your teachers. It comes from the Quran and Sunnah. Even me, I don't I tell my students when I teach them, you are not
allowed to blindly follow me. Any teacher who says blindly follow me Don't ask, just do what I as I say, that teacher is the one you need to turn your back and flee from. I tell my students unless I quote you, or on and Hadeeth unless I tell you where I get my things from, especially religious actions, especially beliefs in theology, I have no right to speak about the religion of Islam, unless alone is messenger. So then I'm not speaking on narrating. That's my right. As for inventing, as for changing our beliefs equals refuge. That's not the job of an alum. That's not the job of a scholar, the job of the scholar is to pass the message down. That's what his job is to get it from
the sources give it to the people closing comments and advice for the shake be or the mom or the follower of a certain shake who's been following and they just heard that the 40 days or any one of these examples, or they're unsure of maybe this thing is kind of weird to me now. Give them the advice. What did they do? They've been doing it 1020 years. My advice to them is, if this sounds strange to you, I fully understand and sympathize. I would probably feel the same way if I were in your shoes. It's human nature. You've been doing something for so long. You think it's right. However, Allah blessed you with a brain, he gives you intelligence. Ask around, talk to people
speak, research read. Think for yourself if this action is not found in the Quran and Sunnah. And even if my people have been doing it for 100 years, the Koran asuna is not just 100 years old, the Quran is the speech of a light journal. The process of 14 centuries ago came with a perfect message. Suppose my village has been doing something for 100 years. Does this mean that for the time before them, this message was lost? That my village somehow discovered it? Don't be fooled by the quantity of people who are doing something that is incorrect. Look at how many people believe that God has a son. Are they right just because they are more than us or numerically so many. Don't be fooled by
the quantity. Go back to the religious texts of the Quran and Sunnah. And pray to Allah for guidance and you will find jazak Allah. Hi, Shane. Thank you very much.
And I'd like to thank everybody who has sat through this, I hope you really got to benefit. Our intention is to help make things easier on you by delivering the truth. And it's very simple. We got the blueprint, we are Muslims who follow Islam, which means to render and submission to the Creator of the heavens and the earth. And the verbatim Word of God is His Word. And you have the last and final messenger is sooner his way. And if there are any differences of opinion in anything, that of interpretation, we got the best of generation. So if it's not in this blueprint, the Quran and the Sunnah,
then do we really need to follow it?
Think about it.
Investigate make dua to your Creator up above. Ask him to help you be humble hearted, open minded and the truth will be clear. We hope to see you again here on the Dean's show every week with a new show. Until next time, I set Mr. Lake on peace be unto you