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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam, O Allah Buddha he was truly he
al Karim while early he was a big marine. My dear brothers and sisters are Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
us Allahu Allah Allah, Allah Bula outershell Karim bioss colossal panna cotta, the most high The Lord of the Throne
that he blesses us in this house of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And I want to mention a hadith
and it is a very beautiful Hadith which should, every time we come to the masjid, we should try to remember this hadith.
And it is the narration of Hadith narrated by Abu huraira Tierra de la one.
Does anyone know anything about Abu hurayrah rhodiola one, does anybody know anything about this great companion?
And the information regarding abou hora. Have you ever have you heard of that before? Can anybody tell me anything about Abu hurayrah anything?
Yeah, so I will harasser hora hora is a very small cat. He is the father of the kitten. That's the meaning of Abu huraira Mashallah. Very good. Anything else concerning Abu huraira
His name is Abdul Rahman lipno soccer a dosi. Very good
so far, and he was so fun for the from the poor people. And he used to reside at the back of the mustard of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. So what year did he embrace Islam do anybody know?
embraced Islam in the seventh year of the Hadler, the number seven he spent, let's say four years with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam only only four years. And in that time, he memorized or narrated more a hadith than any other companion, directly from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam. This Hadith I'm going to mention to you is one of the narrations one of the heads of the prophet of Abu huraira. Delano
said you are going to remember this hadith every time you come to the masjid because when we come to the masjid, we are coming to remember our last panel
to listen to the ayat to listen to the verses of Allah subhanaw taala
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said much tammara comun fie beighton mean beauty love,
that no people who gather inside one of the houses of Allah, yet rookie terrible law, that they recite the book of Allah without assuming Oh, who FEMA they know. And they study the words of Allah subhanaw taala between themselves after federal, everyday here of the Federal there are some brothers, the after selected project they get in a small circle, and each one of them they read one from the Quran.
At the moment, they are currently in Surah to Eunice
surah to Eunice
and if they carry this on the approximately depending on the amount of brothers
they may finish just over two pages a day. So within six months, within six months of shadow data, without any great effort on their behalf accepted they come to the masjid they'll complete the Quran is an alien.
So the Hadees continues without or someone of whom have a number they study the Quran amongst themselves in learners Allah Allah hemos Sakina except that Allah subhana wa Taala will send down upon them Sakina tranquility and peace
was your Totem or Rama and Varanasi cannot Allah will place mercy upon them.
Half a tomato mother and the mother will cover them.
Well the Quran Allah subhanaw taala human and he will mention these individuals.
This Hadith deserves a time to be thought about to ponder over to think about
we come to the house of Allah subhana wa tada that whoever prays the jamara salatu
salam is for laid. It has though they prayed half the night in prayer.
And then when they come for salado
It is as though that they prayed the whole night
so for those people who are for whatever reason, maybe they don't pray to Him will lead or they don't pray very often, but they pray a lot to jamara Salah to Asia in jamara and they pray salata Federer in JAMA, they will get the reward of standing in the night in prayer.
And this is why we find that the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam, he said, as one of the companions said, canon, the Vu Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam, you had wolfire he would love to be optimistic.
He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would always love to think about the good things, to be positive, not to be negative, not to be pessimistic about anything.
If something happened occurred, which may be on the apparent maybe, or is not looking good, that you'd find that the Prophet Ellison would be optimistic about that. And similarly, we should be as well. You see something, you say, hey, Anisha Allah, hi, Ron, even if a person will see will be modeled that the person was afflicted with a disease or an illness?
is not a time What did you do mother felt, make istikhara make even very bad in your life. The part of the person not only is ill they're sick.
They feel very bad.
for that person. What did the Prophet lsmw teach us? Now that's the hora de sha Allah. Don't worry about it. It says, maybe a cleansing for you and expiation of your sins.
When you meet the person you say, I'm sure
good tidings for you. This is a test from Allah subhanaw taala more time for you to feel bad or not have time for you to lose hope but to have good hopes and good thoughts about a loss of animal Tiana and this is found in the hydrophone kotse
in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he narrated that a loss of penalty as I said in the meaning I am as my servant thinks of me.
But loss of penalty Allah is with you, as you think of him
following his own newbie Maya or Maya what he wants for you to be higher on. So let him think good about me.
Whatever happens Do you have good thoughts? good thoughts about Allah subhanaw taala.
So the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam in line with the Quran because the Quran, the Book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is very clear. In distinguishing between us herbal Jenna was one of the people of the paradise and the people of the fire is a clear distinction between the two.
The actions that will lead the people to the paradise and the actions that caused the people to enter into the fire.
myrcella comfy sofa buccos used to be in the fire. What did they reply that we want from those who established the prayer?
The Prophet sallallahu wasallam also, with this made it very clear to us and gave us good hope.
With the Quran as we know that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us that a loss of a jealous mercy precedes his anger.
It comes forth before his anger.
So we find many a hadith image the Prophet alayhi wa sallam said to us told us that if you do this action, if you do this one thing, it can be a reason for you entering into the paradise. If you do this one thing, you can beautify your paradise.
We know in the sound Hadith that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said in the meaning that for every one of you
that there was a place that was created an agenda for you, and created a place created in the note that maybe you're about as well. One in the agenda, one in the knowledge that exists right now.
You can beautify your place in the agenda by doing what?
What can you do to beautify your agenda?
Even though it is something which that the eye has never seen, the ear has never heard, and no heart can imagine. But yet,
but yet, you can beautify that place.
By doing what?
The Prophet sallallahu wasallam when he met Ibrahim, it said on the Mirage
on the journey up into the heavens,
that Ibrahim alayhis salam informed the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
that by us saying Subhanallah we have the supernal mala of him.
That is a planting over tree in New Paradise by that statement alone sapan Allah subhana wa aldine
you beautify your agenda.
That's one thing. Another thing that you can do
is that the Prophet alayhi wa sallam said in the sound Hadith that whoever prays if Natasha Tanaka whoever prays 12 Makkah every day, there are lots of penalty it will build for that person a palace in the paradise.
What is that action or what are those what are
the two before selected
for before Serato two and two. And then again two, after salata vol, two after Salatin, Muslim, and two after Salah technischer, the person
who hears that, say, telling me,
added to my five daily prayers 17, like at 17, I have to add another 12 to that.
Sometimes when the person puts that in front of themselves, another 12 it's a struggle for me to pray that my wife, for me for my father, and Mother Nature is a struggle for me. And now you're telling me to add another set of record too much.
If you ask any individual
because sometimes when that person thinks about their prayers, they think about praying it all in one go. I think as long as too much, it's 29 rocket every day 29 rocket every day.
distribute them in the correct times,
because when the person is praying their five, and praying those five alone doesn't associate any other Ottawa tip with it, it can become heavy for them.
Because the person is constantly on the edge
of offering those Salawat constantly on the edge.
And they are the most important. However, when a person adds those 12 rocker at those five become very light and very easy.
No person has prayed those five daily prayers along with our tip. And at the end of the day says
Wow, that was so much Salah. You look back on it. You said you know what?
There was no difficulty in that soprano line.
So what is the understanding the wisdom that we can take from this?
Do you not find yourself in the month of Ramadan?
fasting 29 or 30 days completely. And at the end of the month, you say, Allahu Akbar.
However, when you try to force the rest of the month, or the rest of the year, for example, it was a bit difficult to find it so much easier in normal than it is coming every night to create what are we establishing so with that?
Somehow you get through that and you do them.
So what is the secret? What's the secret?
What is the secret then when I'm offering certain a bar that certain acts of worship suddenly suddenly becomes easier and liked? And you know, lemme shop coffee, there's no difficulty in the syrup. Willow Adam, the secret is, is that the more you worship Allah subhanaw taala
the easier it becomes.
Sometimes we think the more I do, the more difficult it becomes. However, a badger is not like that. worships not like that.
Because when you go close to Allah azza wa jal, Allah subhanaw taala makes things easier for you.
We shouldn't compare.
We shouldn't compare whatever we give an offer to Allah azza wa jal to worldly things.
We don't seek a world of worldly reward from this.
We seek a special reward and Allah Subhana Allah makes things easy for them
averse that so many people of us are so many as we know, Amaya, tequila Jana who Maharajah and whoever fears Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will make a way for them.
So a person is feeling the five daily prayers is difficult.
But they asked a loss of penalty rate of increase in taqwa.
Oh Allah increased me in God consciousness that I feel a loss of penalty either. I want to keep the punishment of a loss or penalty away far away from me by establishing the awareness by establishing the commands.
If a person does this is sincere and
then also cannot take away
For them, and things suddenly become easier.
So praying those extra hours every day, I'll also penalty Allah will build a palace for you in the gentlemen,
this is something that all of us inshallah are able to do, as well as saying suparna law behind the suparna line,
you can beautify your agenda.
Similarly, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
I am doing some research for this topic about actions that will lead us to the paradise more than 40 different actions
40 different actions then shout out to Allah by doing that action will help you and lead you to the gentleman.
This is why when the companions are not the law, and when they with will with the Prophet sallallahu I do sell them, whatever they heard, they preserved and they implemented immediately.
Allah Allah will Ahmed, knowledge and action.
No, not for example, Elmo
unto wakaf doesn't work like this not knowledge and stock is knowledge and action, knowledge and action, knowledge and action.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that also penalty Island
lilla hit is the ultimate is a nessman loss of pinata has 99 names and the different rewired, some say we are in Nevada, but 99
man saw her the hidden agenda.
The translation is, whoever remembers them, or whoever memorizes them will enter the agenda will enter the paradise. So, then the question is,
what does what does that mean?
What is the true meaning of that word? Is it simply to remember them what is remembering them mean? their own lemma or hammer mala and explaining this?
They say that there are three things
three things. The first one is helpful is to memorize them.
Now when we say Allah azza wa jal has 99 names. It doesn't mean that Allah subhanaw taala only has 99. Because, Mr. Pereira if you go through the Quran, and through the sooner you will find that there are more actually than 99.
And the scholars went to great efforts to try and compile lists based upon authentic
sources other than the Quran.
So, firstly is to memorize them.
Secondly, is that you know the meaning that you know what it means.
So, when you say it was luck,
it has a different meaning from a man
which has a different meaning from a Semyon
elbow sees and the Aileen
and Mateen all of these names have individual meanings.
And all of these names belong to a low soprano hautala.
So in your Do you know what it means you will use the special name for the needs that you have.
You have a particular need.
Let's say for example, you feel as though you have committed sins.
You have done some wrong
so you call upon a lawsuit penalty yada yada. Rahim, your most Merciful, the most benevolent
and you call upon you use these names.
When Ella Hill is smart or
and allows to penalty Allah has the most beautiful names. So call upon Eliza was using those names.
When you think that you're in need of some sustenance
and not just to restrict the name they're going to mention to you that because you need an increase in your wealth or some sustenance because our rasa is much more than that.
Because Allah subhanaw taala can give to you so many things and from that is hedaya.
Allah subhanaw taala sustains you with hedaya guidance.
But you need something you have some monetary deficiency. So you say you're
the one who provides the old provider, the old sustainer. So you know the meaning of that name. you memorize the name.
You know the meaning of the name. Secondly, and thirdly, that you act upon it, because the first two are knowledge. And we said earlier, knowledge action.
So the third one is action. So that is that when you're calling upon the last panel to either your man or your wife, all the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent, you recognize you're the new year to worship.
You recognize that you are a sinner that you have done wrong, and that you will try your best not to go back to those sins.
So when the Prophet Alayhi Salam said that Eliza gel has 99 names, or 100, minus one Manasa 100. Gentlemen, it now becomes, or has so much more meaning
has so much more meaning.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said none of the sound Hadees
Mancha and Arthur kalama hula Illa Illa la
de la Jenna, whoever's last speech, in this world the life is La ilaha illa Allah
that they will enter the paradise.
if a person hears that statement,
wants to wants to gamble, gambling is haram.
But they want to gamble, not monetary gambling.
They say you know what, I'm going to live my life how I'm going to live my life. But just before medical mode before they come, I'm going to say la ilaha illAllah.
Just before my time is up, maybe I'll get old and become weak and feeble. I'm on my deathbed. I say that a lot in the law. Am I going to gender?
Is this how it is? No, it is not, of course.
Because you ask
Where is the sincerity?
in a class
in a class
a normal topic of a late loss or sincerity.
This is something I just mentioned last week actually.
A lot of the time you're talking about to be sincere to Allah subhanaw taala.
Well, my only rule does anybody know the ISO tobyhanna
and it will say the
elderly are mostly seen and we are commanded and they will not commanded except to worship Allah azza wa jal alone. Sincerely helaas. What does that actually mean? I mean, we have a lot of time.
as Muslims, for those who don't speak Arabic, a lot of those terms are translated into English for us. And over a period of time, you get, you don't need the English terminology anymore. You know, a class. And if you offer a translation, yeah, usually, yeah, that sincerity has to be sincere to our last powder. But then that's the knowledge part.
What is the practical part of you being sincere?
How? How do you show sincerity? Is it before your solo? You say? I'm about to face a lot of hurt for a cat. Is that your sincerity? Is that a class? The person will say that's union.
So what is the Nia nicolaas limit is a confusion between the two.
are we telling allies in detail what I'm doing? Am I telling Allah jello and what I'm about to do? Do you know what you're doing? Yes, I know what I'm doing. If you know what you're doing the analyzer knows what you're doing. So believe me there is no need for you to say like these statements.
But floss sincerity.
If we want to get
a taste of really what it means or how to be sincere to Allah subhanaw taala then there's something that you need to do.
There's something that you need to do to be a sincere or it is to feel sincere.
When we come to the masjid, we're amongst people
maybe I'm fighting with myself am i doing so people say Mashallah for learn the here in the masjid. And if I don't come What are people saying? Maybe a person has this feeling.
So first and as the struggle that much more if you like when amongst people getting sicker, or there's a charity function, that by giving charity in front of people, it's difficult for
To hide that from people, there are certain that I can't perform Hajj alone is impossible. When will ever happen I'm the only person performing hajj is not gonna happen. 3 million people performing hajj. So lots of dead lots of worship.
Lots of Eva is done with people they're really seeing.
But what do you do? What act of a bother? Do you offer?
That nobody knows about?
Do you offer any worship that is between purely only between you and Allah subhanaw taala nobody else knows about it. Your wife doesn't know about it. Your children don't know about it your mother, your father, nobody.
The Prophet alayhi salatu salam on many occasions when we hear
that he used to pray pm will lead
the narration mentions that they shall have the Allahu Allah, that she would wake up. And she would notice the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praying
meaning that the Prophet Allah so some did not on every single occasion, wake his family for PMO lane
that he would have.
He would have worship that nobody knew about
your secret worship with Allah subhanaw taala.
And if you put yourself in that position,
because Larry fee, there is no showing off in that, who you're showing off in front of.
You can't show off in front of anybody if nobody knows about it. So if you want to understand how to, or to put your position, or put yourself in a position to be sincere, is to start offering worship, to a loss of penalty, nobody knows about it.
And the feeling that you have the feeling that you have when you offer that secret divider, between you and your Lord,
this inshallah to Allah will give you an indication of what it means to be sincere and true to your Lord.
And if you don't have that feeling, or you're missing that feeling, and many a time, and we ask ourselves, I'm not feeling my burden.
Maybe because I forgot what it means or how to be sincere to a lost penalty either. So therefore, I need to do something else to change that.
So that I can feel that I'm sincere to Allah subhanaw taala.
And this is tofield.
This is a success. This is a problem. This is a virtue
that also penalty Allah gives to whom He wills. Not everybody will have that.
This is we had the Abdullah frog, that is a successful servant, whom Allah subhanaw taala enables to do that.
And if you're not involved in that,
you're not one who gives charity, you're not one who establishes those records, you're not establishing many, many things that you should be establishing,
then that is maybe a type of human.
Maybe that is a type of a lot as well, you're deprived of something.
But why are you being deprived? Physically, mentally, you have the capability of the person who's sitting next to you. We are the same. Maybe I'm younger, fitter. But why is that old individual? Why he can do it and I can't do it. What's he doing? That I'm not
the relationship they have with a lawsuit penalty, I don't know that will be different.
And allows that enables them to do these things.
And this is what we need to do.
We need to understand who Allah subhanaw taala is
the joy he Arabs, the people of cooperation at the time, they did not understand who Allah azza wa jal was
their understanding of who the Rabbul aalameen was, was mixed up.
And also cannot afford to send the Prophet early so to sell them to teach the people to teach mankind menorah book Who is your Lord?
Who is your old cave for taboo? And how do you worship Him?
These things are taught to us. And it is these fundamentals that we need to go back to Don't belittle them saying, I don't need to know I've done that when I was young.
This is not something that is a simply knowledge. But there needs to be action on that knowledge.
There's no point a person having all the knowledge and no implementation. In fact,
you may come under the
light in my era him from those who aren't the Angola
Anyone who had an who had knowledge wilhemina knew, but they didn't act upon it.
So it's very important for us as Muslims, not only to focus on the external,
but also to focus on the internal and your relationship with the last panel, tell them what you can do on a daily basis to prepare yourself and to beautify what you desire you wish from a large region, and that is the paradise my ask Allah to Allah to make us from the people of gentlemen. I mean, with this and shout out to Allah.
I'm going to conclude this short advice I give to you. And I ask Allah to forgive me for any of my shortcomings. And
the brothers have some
I don't just I did it in the system, but they asked timely that if you have any questions that you may ask
Okay, if you have any questions, you may ask if I can answer your answer if if they can, I cannot allow them I don't know. Now, so there's a microphone
Xochimilco Hara masala Lozano Baraka, Mohammed early he was off.
So now more than once you can use this was one Islam was Hola. Hola. Yes.
So the mother is asking what is haleiwa.
So when you translate the word halwa essentially means seclusion, or to be alone.
And there are many, the word itself is used for a number of things like if somebody has come along, and as soon as the user wants to use the header, which as the macula is the person where they would answer the call of nature, that means a places away from people alone, far away.
That's the origin of the word to be alone and to be far away, to isolate it.
But if you're talking within the sense of the mixing of people, like this, men and women or things like that, so yeah, so the Prophet alayhi wa sallam defined to us in a hadith in which that no man and woman who are not related, they're not Muharram to each other, they should not be alone. And if they are, except that the third one would be the straight one.
So the Sharia has laid out boundaries, in terms of interaction
in terms of interaction between the genders.
Now on this point,
does that answer your question? Will this answer your question?
Now, I want to add something to this question to what I just said,
when we're talking about this issue, in particular,
the interaction of the males and males and females within Islam we have guidance concerning that very clear guidance from the Quran and the Sunnah. There are times if somebody isolates and picks one
or isolates and picks one Hadith and leaves the other, sometimes they will find it difficult to justify and to present this hadith in a society that doesn't adhere to that.
Okay. So, for example, this hadith is an example that no man or woman should be together except that the shaitaan will be the third one of them.
Now, if you try to present the or explain that to be practical here in the UK, for example, can be quite difficult.
But from an Islamic perspective,
it is important for us to explain the whole picture, but why is this the case? Why do you have this guidance now Why? So that means that we need to look at other evidences. And we need to look at what the Sharia is, is teaching us what a loss of penalty is trying to preserve and to protect because there's an element of protection here.
There are many principles that we can speak about the are extracted from the Quran and Sunnah. Like definitely my first
my first if that is to repel wrongdoing and evil
or any harm
the is that you put together in terms of the hijab that I uttered hijab and sort of the neuron hazard, okay, the interaction that we have between one another again, and these two sources and also in certain hurt a lot that I had is that we take concerning the interaction when we put all of these together.
Okay, and this is projected on being implemented in a society,
you see that there is an end goal to this, this is the intended.
This is the objective, this intended objective behind all of these things. No seclusion will be invoked cover men covering a different way. So it's important that the message is the message is projected correctly. And if you isolate a hadith alone, or isolated, alone, sometimes it's difficult to speak to a person.
Because it all goes back to heaven problem which it all goes back to the preservation of the society,
protecting the individuals and protecting the community at large.
That the person that they may argue they refuse to say that, well, are we not people, we can't control ourselves. Listen, there may be individuals who can control themselves.
This is not saying that everybody is on the right is like an uncontrollable animal is going to start doing what they like.
But society after society after society, there are many individuals who can
you understand there are many people. And as time goes along, that number is increasing, that they can't control themselves. And they do that like For this reason, these parameters are placed there to protect people from falling into these things. This is why when we're talking about Islam, and the guidance is given to us. It's a long term plan. So long term vision will allow us penalty once for all of us that when we're living on Earth, this is how we're going to behave for the 50 6070 years, or however many years that you live on this earth. And for the communities and the generations that pop up back three every century, roughly, every every 100 years, there's
approximately three generations. Each generation is preserved and looked after. So they don't harm and create mischief amongst themselves. So we're speaking about halwa and seclusion. This is just one element amongst many other things, which all go towards protecting and preserving and having a healthy community.
My question is regarding a hadith that says promise or seldom mentioned, in summary, basically, that the Muslims will be divided into 73 sects is, so he's
kind of a scary Hadith and makes you think, what, what separates that one group of people who only enter gender from the remaining 72? What are the fundamental things that separate them and what should we know about this? Or how can we ensure that we're on that group that enter the gender
save that the world has mentioned there's a lot here is, is how a sound Hades in which that the Prophet alayhi wa sallam informed us
cardif terra cotta the hood the hood, they divided themselves into 71 different groups
and that the nosara they divided into 72
and this is oma subtest 32 Ls LS and Mr. barrini they will divide into 73.
All of them would be in the file except one.
In another narration,
in another duration, which is found in the Timothy what is unusual sound Hadith that the companions they said, Man homie, Allah for Allah And who are these, who is the saved people
that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, Allah Helio was Javi that would I am upon and my companions.
it is very important that when we talk about any issue in Islam, we talk about it holistically.
And we do not isolate one Hadith or one aspect of fear or masala and drive home appoint and ignore so many other things which are also very important as well.
So the overall overarching kind of like benefit that we take from this
is that yes, the oma will go into different areas and split up and have different understandings and whatnot, that will happen just as previous nations they did as well.
So the companions about the lion whom the Sahaba their concern was, okay, who are these people because we want to be from those people who are saved on the correct path.
And the profit is established. The guidance and the teachings that the Prophet Allison gave was Harvey and my companions is something for us.
refer back to
not only for us to go back to the Prophet alayhi wa sallam, then is there a fee? There's no discussion or dispute over that. But the inclusion of the Sahaba to refer to the Sahaba Is this something for us to go back to or not?
This, if you like, throughout the times, has been a point of discussion. Do we go back to the Sahaba? as a point of understanding our Deen or not.
And we will say it is emphatic that yes, we do go back to the Sahaba or the Allahu in issues that were at the time of the Prophet, they saw they lived the revelation and how they implemented and understood that the deen of Allah gelada is something that was simply just cannot be bypassed.
Because if you bypass them or miss them out,
then for every generation that came after that, they would each person would go directly to back to the direct to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam so a man or woman now in 2018, doesn't go back to the Sahaba, the lion who, who would be a happiness would have the most right to go back to.
That person goes back to Allah Buhari, for example, takes that Hadith, and they become their own interpreter, the overseer, they're the ones who are going to look at the religion within their own understanding,
which is a bit dangerous, is a big mistake. Because then you will find
because he you will find what he will find that everybody has their own religion and their own understanding. And this is exactly what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said, that we would, that we would have so many understandings. But the people who won't fall into all these misunderstandings is that those who will go back to the Prophet alayhi wa sallam, and the companions,
you see the link, that if you missed that out, that's when you find people who have their own interpretations or going their own way.
But if you include this, as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Hey, Ron nursey, that the best of people
his car money, my generation from Valentina urano, Amanda, Dina, you know, then those who come after the news will come after those who are closest to the source.
And it is important that from these sources,
that we extract our understanding, and we extract power,
we extract principles, and is of the utmost importance to recognize them.
And of a person essentially wants to dilute that or to, to push that out the way then we will have there will be issues in the understanding of the denormalized origin.
cinematic Han Solo. So you talked about s loss, and you mentioned your slices sincerity.
And I guess maybe that's a translation something's lost. So would you mind just explaining a bit more what the Arabic teleclass means? Yeah, the word the meaning of love. Yeah.
So, just to expand a little further on.
for me, it's other meanings is to purify. Okay, so we're talking about to purify and to single out your, your worship Me, meaning that you dedicated solely for the sake of Allah azza wa jal because you know that Allah Jalla wa ala deserves that it is his right.
So when you offer your Salah, and this is what we talking about, that she found him Allah He said
that the matter which I used to fight with the most was to remain sincere or my intention this week is to fight with the most.
We're talking about
purifying our worship, remaining sincere to Allah subhanaw taala.
This is why I think as I mentioned the example, practical example of trying to do something alone. And the feeling that you have at that time will place you in a zone where
it will bring you closer to understanding what it means to be sincere to Allah subhanaw taala
is to purify and but it's not mixed with
because the Prophet alayhi wa sallam said, Wafula half of the matter that I fear to you the most is Shere Khan is the minor ship, the small ship
and they said What is this?
And the prophet Elisha described it as a form of
showing off that a man would beautify his salon, the example that was given, so an all good intention, you came not expecting anybody to be there.
But when you entered the masjid you prayed in a manner because there were people there in a way that you don't usually pray in.
So for example you pray at home
and maybe you know there's nobody around.
This is a way of you also looking at not entirely but the quality of your Salah the quality
and your the level of sincerity because you know Eliza gel deserves even if you offer it in the best way that you can offer you know that Allah Allahu Allah deserves more than that
you can never achieve or you can never give what allies are gentle is deserving. So if you're praying a bit in a particular way regularly at home, but then you come into the masjid and because people around to say insalata that you beautify your Salah because of that may be a problem
because you're not offering your Salah
or rather you're offering your salon in a way because you don't want people to say something about your salon disparaging
nice ruku nice to dude, no rushing, okay. These are the kinds of things I mean, it's not easy. It's it's a lifelong struggle. There's no person, you know, the media says that I'm a Muslim, and that automatically that you're marvelous that you automatically be sincere is not always the case. There's no guarantee for that. It's a struggle. And it's a lifetime of striving to try and purify and dedicate everything to Allah subhanaw taala not wanting any other or any reward from any person
or do you have any recommendations to learn Sharia law here in the UK? Like what's the best places to go to? Or courses that you would recommend as for recommending or advising to learn
Islam whatever term you want to say i mean
i don't know i mean
there are Institute's around the country I'm not sure how practical that is really for you here in Aberdeen
You know, there are Institute's in London, for example, that are established,
like Arabic schools or on schools.
I think that
it just needs the initiative a person just to start something, even if it's small,
even if it's going to give you examples of all different places around the UK, but Okay, then you leave but I can't go to any of those places. I don't how practical that is for me. So what about what ideas or what can we do to make
you know, Aberdeen a place where we can we can learn.
So for example, if you've got a you know, somebody who was very competent in Iran, for example,
okay, maybe has, you know, a Senate or has wages in certain recitations of the Quran. For example, in London and outside London, this is a couple of Institute's
where there's a fee. And I think it's important that there's a fee. Because when a person pays a fee that they have within themselves were paid something a bit ago, because once it's free, people turn up for one or two weeks, and then they don't come it's free.
So the payment is there, not just to fill people's pockets. But the payment is there to ensure that the person is serious about what they're doing. And to cover any costs as well.
There's a Manhattan Institute, which teaches the different color art.
And hamdulillah. There are many students who have gone through a health program. I'm not talking about you know, what is usually done like a madrasa for the children. I mean, that shouldn't be done. But you want to take something to the next stage for also for the elders, that they want to go for a good health program.
And it may be just one day in the week. And they have
five appointments, 20 minute appointments, for example, that you able to sit with a share, for example, and you have a health program with him.
So you can do something like this. And this is again, when seeking knowledge when trying to build a community is always looking about
the long term objective and not trying to solve something in a week. Because you know, we have lots of issues and things aren't solved in a week. These problems didn't appear within a week.
They paid over a period of time. And similarly, as the sum of all the things need to be eradicated, likewise over a period of time.
So if we want to, you know, strengthen the people's attachment and learning the Quran one day a week, we have somebody who's really competent in the Quran.
Okay, he doesn't even have to be able to teach all Azure Azure audit 1010 modes of recitation, just want to pass analysis.
And then you have 20 minute sessions with that person. And you have a weekly kind of plan with them one day in the week. And then after that, they you know, you do that for a month, for example.
And you see how they are they continue with that if a person drops out, you fill them with another person, maybe the list starts to you know, there's a backlog of people to apply to do that, then, okay, we'll increase it to two days a week.
And if it's don't have to be in the message, it could be anywhere outside, it could be like, some office space or something like that. Okay. And then something starts something very small. And then slowly, but surely it grows. that's to do with something with the Quran.
Yeah, so that's just an idea, if you like, was written as best.
Salam Alaikum. This is actually a follow up question to the same topic.
We see online services like Coursera, and edX. And these are all my resources from reputable universities like Harvard Law, they sorry.
It's called Coursera. These are
basically degrees that you can get online from reputable universities. I think most universities in the UK and America are offering these courses. And
I know that there are courses as well that the Islamic universities are offered online. Yeah. Is there any courses that you you recommend in Arabic? I think so. Yes. Yeah. You know, is that academia that no, this is free?
It's an Arabic. Yeah.
This is a two year program. It's called Zed Academy. Yeah. They have to steal every every foursome. I mean, they just started now I think the next one will be maybe in at the end of December, maybe. Ottawa monster where it has four levels, everything's in Arabic. And if you get accepted, they send you the PDFs, of the books, the seven subjects that you do.
You do Akita? How do you see it, and labia,
a tibial Islami.
And then you have new YouTube videos, with a chef going through each of the sections you do on a weekly basis. That's something you can do on your own time. And it's very simple. And it's not very difficult as if they bought off these exams, weekly exams. And then there's monthly exams, and then as possibly exams, like term exams. That's something it's free as Magellan and it's free for you. And I think also, there's a Islamic University online, we're from Bilal Philips as well. That's, that's also very good. There may be some charges for exams, on the grand scheme of things I don't, it's not going to make anybody broke, you know. So, these are options there. And I remember, you
know, throughout my time,
people would ask me, I want to go study Islam, I want to do this, I want to do that.
And we'll have good intention.
And it's almost similar to
is all by the permission of Allah azza wa jal, the, you know, in the playground, it wants to be everyone wants to be a footballer.
Everyone wants to be the football in the playground, but not everybody becomes a footballer.
There are certain people, maybe they had talent, but they didn't really have the azima within themselves. But there were other people who maybe weren't so good, that had a strong azima had a strong desire to do that. And maybe they were successful in something.
Similarly, you know, in the past, they were, you know, there was a person I met, and
No, it was about to year 2000. And I was I was in I was in West London, and a lot of that, but I was studying university as a summer holidays at the time. And so many people would say, How do I get to Munich? You know, Medina University, can you write me a skier? Can you write me a recommendation and whatnot.
And I said, You know, I mean, I can escape, I don't know you have to be fair.
Because there are certain requirements that you can get a recommendation from a Masjid or an individual studying at the University.
So but I didn't know who he was at the time. He was a broken bone. And he said, I want you know, if you want to go to study at Medina
In the scheme,
I said, you know, the best thing for you to do to be honest with you is if go make Ramadan. Make intention for Ramadan while you're there, pass by Medina because I assume you will come to medium menorah coming to msgid. And I'll be in the I'll be in the university. I completely forgot about the issue. It was on a weekend afternoon or something like this. About six months later, it was in like, November, December time of the same year of this year 2000 somebody knocked on the classroom said somebody is looking for you. And they said, He's not from the university. I said, impossible. Nobody. How would they know I'm here.
So anyway, I went out and he was that brother.
And he said, You told me to come. I made more ombre. And when I said Subhanallah I said let's go. So we went to the gym other than this shoe owner is showing up to lab went to the student affairs building, um, had an interview had an interview.
It's a just Sokoloff hair on the beat of it. I think maybe a year later or two years later, he was accepted.
He just finished his PhD now.
He finished his PhD maybe
maybe two years ago, and he did his PhD in Durham University. He done his book on Chevelle led by Mr. Mola abakada
there are those people
that they're not relying on people to seek knowledge.
They have this within themselves to just go and do it.
And they analyze which gives that within certain people to have this within themselves. They just go ahead and they do it. They ask you if you're not going to help me muscular I'm doing it myself anyway. The other people they want to do it they come back to you I want to study I want to study I want to study I want to study Allah you know, Okay, no problem. There are certain people you that come to you give them direction and they go ahead and they do it.
Okay, because then studying them wanting to better themselves or gain knowledge
is not dependent on you helping them
you're not the be all and end to end helping them you're just a means if it's not you is going to be somebody else is going to help me But isn't that okay. So
I forgot your question. Can we be studying online? Yeah. Okay, kind of diverted a little bit but these are commonly the some of the options that are there.
Any final questions?
For the library.
MATLAB bless you and reward you as well. Just on behalf of all brothers and sisters who I would like you to remember us in your very simple question. When and how did you become a Muslim? Please Whoa.
Can we do this tomorrow? Can you answer this question tomorrow? Because I'm here again tomorrow.
I didn't finish I said if Allah gives us life, if Allah gives us life, I will answer the question tomorrow there is okay. But Central Okay. The only person I didn't answer your question directly by David Nick, if you don't mind, because maybe the brothers they want to go Jazakallah malefic. I will I will I will mention my story because these are studied very, very racial because it's nothing really
all that amazing really.
I'll do that tomorrow, inshallah tada
Giacomo O'Hara but it's May Allah bless you all.
And allow us to meet once again inshallah, to Allah tomorrow. salaam aleikum wa Tada.