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Leave It To Those Who Know

Tom Facchine

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I'm going to build a model. This is something a lot says in the Quran

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in joining the known good. And it's interesting and remarkable to me that Allah uses the word model, the known.

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And so it we all often translate this as enjoying the good or trying to encourage or commanding even the good.

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And that's true. But I think that we've reached a time where people are misinterpreting this a little bit, because you'll see people that will seize upon relatively minut aspects of Islamic law or ritual worship. And they will correct people as to how to hold my finger in prayer, or am I going down on my knees first, or my hands first, or even the length of my pants? Different things like this? And they will say that I am commanding good. But there's an aspect, there's an aspect in the actual construction of the word that it is known good man roof. Right, that which is, is known to be good. I mean, beyond the shadow of a doubt. And that's not to say that

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don't yeah, we can't, we can't take it to the other extreme what I'm saying what I'm not saying that there's no place for students of knowledge and scholars from getting into things where there's differences of opinions, et cetera, et cetera. But that's for them. Right? The average Muslim, that's not for you. Don't touch it. Right. It's not your business. And you're not quality, you can't you can't even meaningly For participate in that conversation. Right? So does it make sense for you don't get the wrong impression that you're fulfilling this command of Allah, commanding the good, the known good by delving into these sorts of differences of opinion and trying to say that this is

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the right opinion. And that's the wrong opinion, you should do this. Leave that for the scholars and students of knowledge. You average Muslim, awesome, basic Muslim, focus on what everybody knows their stuff that we're that people aren't doing that everybody knows, you know, how do you treat your parents? How do you treat your neighbors? How do you treat your spouse? How do you treat your kids? We have people in the community that just give a smartphone to a five year old and let them go. That's Where's LMNOP? My roof? What now hearing Moncada where is it that?

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Right? That's the sort of thing where it's like, you know, this person can get exposed to this, that and the other. That's something that, you know, we should be intervening and saying, Hey, look, and that doesn't take offense. Well, and that doesn't take, you know, specialized knowledge and this opinion, that opinion and legal theory, and well, what's his evidence and etc, etc. Right? Somebody hasn't talked to their brother for 30 years happens in the Muslim community.

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Where's commanding the known good that's commanding that I'm good at showing up to the funerals, bringing people with you to show up to the funerals, even when they're not from your ethnicity, or they're not your family or whatever, right? This isn't joining the known good, right. That's the level that the basic average Muslim should be concerned about. Because because there's a lot that we're not doing. There's a lot that we're not doing. And sometimes we can get distracted by getting and things that are above our pay grade or over our heads.