Islamic Q & A 03-02-22
Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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I sit down and eat Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah salam ala why didn't he why that early? He was so happy he was sending to Sleeman Kathira what that it's an honor and a privilege to invite you once again. It's your brother Yeah. Hey Ibrahim to be with you here from my home, in Perth, Western Australia, to your homes wherever you are around the world Alhamdulillah through this wonderful vehicle of Islam q&a through Islam channel.tv Mashallah a satellite network that does allow you to join with your questions for the betterment not just of your own understanding, but for an interaction with other people around the world, that perhaps they
can have a similar question that is on their mind that you ask but benefits them as well. I pray that Allah subhana wa Tada makes the time that we spend together a time of mercy and love and contentment. I pray that Allah subhanaw taala joins our hearts and spirits in that which is good, and turns us all away from that which is vulgar and sinful and lacking in our Islam. And in our upbringing as Muslims, Allah Amin, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah allows you and I to speak words of truth, that we follow truth and are led by the truth that Allah has sent as a revelation unto mankind. In the great example of our prophets, I send them who delivers to us the
noble Koran, and how beautiful it is to get an opportunity in sha Allah to speak about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, each and every Wednesday we meet together at 12 noon, London time happens to be 8pm here in Perth, Western Australia. But I always look forward to this segment where in sha Allah we can engage together, seeking the betterment of our homes, families and persons along I mean, today inshallah while I wait for your calls to come in through your hotline, I wanted to speak about the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Hadith, of course, is a very noble topic. In fact, it's probably the most noble out of the subjects taught in Islamic seminaries.
For those who understand it's important, some of the great Imams of the past they would say, Al Quran How would you in a sunnah mean as soon as the little Quran that the Quran has a greater need for the explanations that are provided in the prophetic example how he lived the Quran. More so than that then the Sunnah needs the Quran, which is a really important kind of belief that we have as Muslims. In fact, for us as Muslims, we understand that there are two primary sources of revelation and of religious practice. That is the word of Allah directly revealed to us through the messenger chip of Mr. Lim. And second the habits of Rasulullah saw I sell them the choice how to use the Quran
in our day to day life. We'll pick up with this topic or theme for the rest of the week and moving forward into next week in sha Allah. And I am happy to be interrupted and blessed with your phone calls of questions. We have our first caller on the line SLM Ali Khan caller, how can I help?
you're here, I've been following you most of the times, and I'm very happy about what you have been promoting. I have three questions.
The first one is about Zika. I have a piece of land
did not you know I invested some money in Sri Lanka, got to be some land and
it has been there for the last four years
which has not yield any any sort of profits. Now, I'm going to send the land now.
How am I going to pay zakat on that because I have not had any money but
the money became Miss it four years ago will be
received, so I have to pay zakat on that. This is the first question. The second question is about the impending Ramadan.
we held a quarter of
at the end of
But Ramadan How can it be paid earlier?
Because there are charities which collect the circuit has it to be given in the place that you have been fasting? Or can it be given elsewhere? Like Palestine or Iraq or Afghanistan or somewhere through a charity? And the third question.
Question related to that is about failure. My wife is terminally ill
she cannot fast Yes, the sense she's done, but is it possible for her to give the idea in advance or has to be at the end of Ramadan?
I haven't heard question which is related to
now, when you make
the water spreads in the in the water, the same order
shower, now, when you take
that water is precious back to you,
this novel Barbuda,
so how can be sort of oh, I mean, can you explain to me whether that is okay, thank you very much.
Thank you, indeed, Lucky. Radek, Pico
Allah He Radek, Feeco May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant healing and shifa to you and your family, may Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from you the good and intending to do that which is best for your Zika and the rights of those who are in need. It's always a pleasure, masha Allah receiving questions about those who want to do that which is right with their estate and with their wealth. Now, I want to begin first with a little bit of a disclaimer, because this does have many technical issues that are related to it, it would be also really important for you to sit down with somebody who's local to you, and kind of discuss what the land is used for currently, was it meant to be
something that was irrigated and and plants grown on it, and they just didn't catch or root? Was it empty land that you had as a commercial interest that you were going to build on, but you just didn't build on it later. So there are many other questions that need to give detail, but I'm just going to answer a general question not specific to your particular case. But in general land that is bought with the intention for holding it for a short liability or a short period of time a year or two in terms of real estate value, hoping that that land accrues in value is to be treated like a commercial good is to be treated like other commercial goods, it would be liable for Desica on the
basis of its current value, when you sell the land, that is when you would pay this account on the current value that you receive for it. But as I said, there are many other questions that if you were to sit with me, or with one of our dear brothers or olema, who are nearby you, they would ask you additional questions to kind of take apart and unpack the issue in a greater detail in sha Allah. So I'll leave you with that. As the answer in its generality, the evening law, the second question was about the kind of fit, is there a preference for it to be paid quickly? Yes, the answer is yes, it is a preferred for it to be given to those who are near you, so that everybody celebrates
it, they are very happy. But if there is relative assurity, that there isn't anyone in your vicinity in your known community, who is lacking the amount that Zack Katrin fitzer is meant to keep, which is an honest meal that people have been passing on month, you want everybody to enjoy a good meal on the day of leave, if that has been fulfilled, and the rights of the people in that area are met, then it does transfer and can transfer to those who are abroad. And what you are basically doing when you register with an association. For them to be your wiki is for them to be the one who act on your behalf. Is that the moment you pass on that well, the moment you get the assurity that they are
fulfilling that account will fit on your behalf. Then you have met your obligation insha Allah before Allah is diligent. The third question was about PGI males. Well, let's head on to Allah grant. She had to all of those who are in need, may Allah give us a blessing Ramadan, and may Allah Subhana Allah allow those who are unable to pass this coming Ramadan due to illness and circumstances that they'd be rewarded for their intention, and that their feed yet expiate and ransoms them.
any hardship Allahumma Amin with regard to the figure, it is something that is to be paid for every day. You can pay it all at the beginning of the month and symptomatic one of the Great's will have the prophets I sell him, he lived a very long life into his very later years, nearly 990 plus years. Some say he's even reached 100, Allah Medina alum that in his final years of life, the burden of fasting was too much. So he would invite all of the people who were in need in the city that he lived, and he would feed all of them more than 30 of them, or 30 of them expiating each and every day of the month of Ramadan that has not yet arrived. So it's okay to pay the video in advance in
the month of Ramadan after it has entered entered. So the idea is to feed a plan to give them a reasonable portion. That is something that is not excessively luxurious, but is not seen as something that is deficient, a good honest meal that contains what we would be happy to serve to people as a reflection of our generosity onto them, insha Allah. And finally, with regards to a host hostless Something that there are different opinions in different motherhood. The most lenient opinion in the mother is the opinion remember Hanifa that if a person has the intention of Nia, even if they don't have the intention of Nia, and they allow themselves to have a who's that just the act
of bathing itself. Cleansing oneself is something that gets one ready for the prayer. I do believe that the simplest form of loosely is near in the heart that you're intending or offering harder to remove the impurities or to remove a state of defilement off yourself and to submerge yourself in water or that water touches high about in bed than that it enters into the places where water would not normally go unless you force it there that that meets the burden of loose and also a will do even if you don't do the actions of the widow in and of itself in chatbot We have another caller with us on the line as salaam alaikum. Caller How can I help
I have to friction. Yes sister.
I have a baby.
100 Is I understated what they normally say. Or normal people like when I'm
someone who knows the doer who are just faded
my second question is
my son goes to my CFO, he said to me when you when you are training for
one month, yes the last
two, the last two. You should I should only recycle.
And I'm not clear in that. I said I will find out for me say why only recycle
the workers on before migrate or why can I reset
them rahmatullah wa barakatu. May Allah bless your child, may Allah cause them to be an Imam and a leader for our oma in our community. Allah Amin May Allah subhanho wa Taala give all of us and eat the knowledge of the Quran, your child the knowledge of the Quran. May Allah Subhana Allah bless us and your beautiful child, your baby with the practice of the teachings of the Sunnah of the prophets, I send them with regards to your first question about your app for your young baby when they sneeze, and obviously they are unable to say and hamdulillah one of the things that one of my teachers may Allah subhanaw taala mercy upon shared Mohammed Salah footnoted Dean, I remember this
very same question was asked while I was with him in his presence. And one of our young sisters she asked this question she had a young child. And he said to her the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Adam and Eve salaam one of the first actions that he did when his soul was a part of his body is that he sneezed. And the angel said, and hamdulillah and Adam learned this statement of Abdullah from them, which means that somebody can say Alhamdulillah on behalf of another as an act of reminder or as an act of saying it into art for them. So he used this class use this as a way of saying, yes, you should say it for your child, even though they're unable and not
required to say it. Say it for them to hamdulillah your hammock Allah and may Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make it an entered your art for your beautiful child. Allahumma. I mean,
that's, I guess, one of those kind of hopes that we have for our children, something that we pray that Allah subhana wa
that grants them comfort through our DUA and through our thoughts for them. Allah may Allah subhana wa Tada enter the practice and the faith that we seek in instilling the Sunnah of the prophets I send them from our children from a very young age. MashAllah so continue with that practice as they continue to grow older Insha Allah,
I would like to continue with the statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam understanding of course, who the prophets I sell him was his, by our nature, understanding what he called us to, and understanding how we know that we can verify it. And I guess over the next two or three weeks I want to speak to you about how do we know the Prophet said some Allahu alayhi wa sallam? What people have reported to us, or what is found in the authentic collections of Hadith as being his words, what is the study of Hadith? What is the difference between Hadith and Sunnah? And how do we get the basis of our religion from the Prophet Mohammed I send them even though we have
not been blessed to see him in our week for moments we didn't live in this time, or that we weren't blessed to be led by him in a physical term. In understanding Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the importance of the role he plays in my life in yours, we begin to appreciate the beauty of why he is the final messenger SallAllahu. It was said, I want to first begin by saying that the word ash had due to weakness something requires that you're certain meaning you've seen it, you've able to verify I've seen this truth so I can witness it. So Mohammed Cicilline, we say, how do I learn in law? Wash? How do I know Muhammad Rasool Allah, that your commitment, your testimony
of faith is with such certainty in the truthfulness of the message of the prophets, I send them you cannot believe in Allah unless you believe in the one who told you about Allah. So when you say, how do I learn Illa Allah, it's actually built on your belief in the second statement or shadow under Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will never have a true believer in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah in our faith as Muslims, who said La Ilaha illa Allah, except it will be completed with Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one is indication and lead you to the understanding of the other when we returned from our first break to give time for the people of
London to make their event and salatu book. I look forward to answering some more of your questions in sha Allah to Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala return you and all of us safe alone 876 stampli Yeah
Yes, we'll begin with the caller when we returned back to the shop, for those of you on my car on my social media to let me know where you're watching in from and if you do have questions, I'm happy to take your questions now be the learning to Allah while we're waiting to reconnect with our London people Ma sha Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease and comfort Allahumma Amin All right I see a question so I want to go on from the law. I have a question on prayer times for the United Kingdom Birmingham, not all the message at times are the same. They differ from each other.
They differ from each other.
For example, green lane and
GM coal Sharif does doesn't matter which one you follow doesn't matter on the time difference. So usually the time difference it's not about the masjid really, it's really about the degrees that they accept of the sun's Delia nation to assess especially northern environments and southern environment. There's an angle some some of the roadmap they have said it should be at 16 degrees some upset 17 Some have said at So, depending on the angle that they are operating at of where the sun is in elevation and the delineation of it, they will determine a rough estimate. So for other than solid metric for other than solid metric, you will find that there will be discrepancy for
Salatin fetch for salatu wa salatu. Last for salata in Asia, there will be discrepancy in in regards to the range measurement is usually assessed quite simply, the sun is gone. It's gone through the sun's out, you know the horizon, and it's easily done. So what I would say to you is the multitude that is nearest to your home, and that follows me
establish principle they're not just making it up as as as they go along. Are they just going to copy? You know, whatever time it is somewhere else, we're just going to copy but they've actually the real amount of that magic the committee, they've understood the problem. And they've made a decision. No, we're going to take 17, we're going to follow as her or we're going to follow the calculation of Omokoroa calculation, the Science Academy of Omokoroa University of Mecca, they made a value decision or we're going to follow the eastnor factor Academy, whichever it is, as long as they have a thought out process. It is valid for you in sha Allah, the ring should not be something
that is too detrimental for your Salah, and for the validity of it. The evening to Allah. Alright, let me look through my Instagram feed as well. There's lots of comments there. Let me see if there any questions.
And do say a Cemani come from wherever you are in sha Allah. All right, we got a question here. If I buy a house with an Islamic bank or a normal bank, because Islamic bank charges more than normal in Australia, so the question seems to have been cut off there.
I'm not sure
what the continuation of the question is in sha Allah, look at with with regards to loans and things like that. It's important that everybody does what is best for themselves and their family, using the best advice that they can get in terms of that which is halal, and that which is haram, seeking to free themselves before Allah subhana wa Tada. So try to make sure that you do establish between yourself something's going to bring you greater harm.
May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us, Allah, Amin, masha Allah, we have people from Sydney, people from New York, people from London, people from Birmingham, in the UK people from mashallah, up and down parts of Canada, it's good to see some of my former students from there also online, may Allah subhanaw taala make it a blessing Allahumma. I mean, with regards to loans, you do want to be careful any debt, structured debt, debt from a bank or debt from an Islamic Institute, organization, all of it, it's something we should be very careful with, especially moving forward at times that we live in. Now. Excessive inflation means that there's going to be definitely reserve banks are going
to be crying down, increasing their interest rates, which is going to cause banks in greed at times to increase their interest rates dramatically. It might be that some people have gone with a conventional bank and they were lured into 2% 3% interest rate. But within the next two to three years, you can almost see that with this rising inflation. And with the excessive spending an excessive
amount of currency that a lot of central banks are just simply printing that there is going to be major assessed adjustments, there will be major resets and you can almost assume that interest rates for homes whatever it is now is going to double within the next two to three years. So be very, very careful with those kind of things. You might assume that the Islamic bank it may be is charging a little bit more now. Trust me it is not always as it seems over the long term. It is something you want to be very careful with any debt, any loan, and I'm not giving financial advice just offering an A reflection and a thought for myself and for all of you in sha Allah. Do be very careful
whenever you are engaging in contracts and debt and borrowing large or small sums of money in sha Allah and secured or unsecured. Um, let's see what other comments are there.
I said I'm on ECAM I have a newborn and sometimes I'm unable to put her down to pray Can I pray my salah while holding her? Yes, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam held his grandchildren inside are held the children of other people in sunnah and the prophets. I seldom used to shorten the prayer. If somebody's child was crying excessively, I would have mercy for them so that they are not harmed by it. So there is a process and you can hold your child in a safe and comfortable way. I actually used to I don't know if you have those where you are, where you know you can wear it's almost like a backpack but it's like got your baby in front of you there. Just be careful when
you're going down for sujood. I used to actually have my children there. Even for taller we have sometimes we used to I used to pray at home. I didn't want to go to the masjid. I wasn't leading taraweeh those years and I would have my baby there. I do tell her we Hi remember in Ramadan and it was a
painless process so that might be a good solution in sha Allah. If you're too worried about holding the child that handling them in the prayer, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada grant baraka to your wonderful addition to the family and may Allah bless you with them alone. I mean, Santa Monica, is it obligatory to pray to Rakata eight and logic, no, it is not an obligation it is as soon as, and it is something that you should do, but it is not an obligation. And in fact, it becomes something condensable to do if it is at the times of prayer, where you should not pray. This is a funny incident and relate to being by one of our teachers, one of our few, he entered into the masjid. And
there's this practice that people do, thinking that they're doing this sooner, but they're not. And so hamdulillah maybe it's a good way to correct it. Sometimes you walk into the masjid, maybe five minutes before, it's a lot of negative and there's some people standing there because they don't want to sit down. They don't want to break the Sunnah of praying to hate and Majid but you shouldn't pray sada when the sun is descending. So what do they do they remain standing waiting for the, for the event and the karma for a lot of Maghreb or whatever. You know, at the time of prohibited prayer, you shouldn't pray when the sun is setting until it actually sets. So one of my teachers
actually I came and he was already in the budget, he sat down. And I was, you know, he was already seated. So I didn't know did he pray or not? I wasn't sure. And I came in, I was just standing next to him. So he pulled my Juba down, he put me down, he said, ageless. I such as muscle late, I haven't prayed yet. He said, at least it soon this isn't the sooner you You've misunderstood. Sit down. If you if you're not able to pray, it doesn't mean you have to remain standing. One does not call for the action of the other. One does not call for the action of the other. So if you're not, if you should not be praying, and you want to sit, sit there, there's no prohibition for sitting
before praying and time where you should not be praying in the masjid. Hopefully that is a benefit to some. And maybe all of those who are listening in sha Allah, is you're gonna have a small baby girl, two months old nudges. And so there's a famous Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he would
you know, a boys, you're in the province, right, Selim would just sprinkle water over girls urine, he would ask that if you wash. Now, there's no statement of the prophets like Selim saying it's legit or not. But this was something that the Prophet did. Now that Matt had various opinions as to why it was. So I'm reluctant to say it is because it's not just this is just what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam did, he asked for it to have more water than just simply sprinkling it, he asked for it to be rubbed and cleansed with an amount of water that cleaned it, rather than simply masked it. Now it could be that it was for this particular girl it could be that it was for
this girl who was of a particular age, you know? Allahu Allah about the details in their own amount have various argument for reasons for insha Allah what's important for us is that we follow this and of the prophets I send them so I do recommend for you to get it washed in sha Allah and pray with something else or just put it under the tarp and wash it a little bit you can pray with it wet if you know you've washed it, so you could pray with it wet if you know that you've washed it in sha Allah there's no prohibition on praying with clothing that is wet as long as it's not see through inshallah. We got people listening in from Malaysia and Denmark, masha Allah Tala Quran. We have a
question from New York. How should we deal with theological differences of opinion with our spouse such as believing the prophets eyes elements made of light. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a human being those who say he's made of light, they have this as a part of a theological belief that his soul has an aura to it and that they have particular Hadith that are related to it. Most of in fact, all of them assume these Hadith to not be authentic, or verified, verifiable, but there is a substance to what they're saying, meaning it's not just something that was imagined or a figment of the imagination. There were statements that were said that it is not believed that these
statements are true or recounted as a true reflection of the prophets of Allah.
What we know is that the prophets I seldom was a human being if when someone says that he was light and does not live and die, then the answer to that is we need to educate them on it in a subtle way inshallah we're going to rejoin our live feed with this time channel now.
Allah once again
Do we have a caller on the line to consumption?
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome back. It's your brother. Yeah, Brahim. I'm honored to join you from my home here in Perth, Western Australia for our Islamic q&a for Islam channel and the villa with a little bit of a break for our viewers in London to be able to hear that event live on their TVs and be able in sha Allah to pray maybe the sooner of Salado or to pray salata book in the short interim break that we had, I bet Allah subhanho wa Taala gathers us in good we have two callers on the line waiting. We'll begin with our first caller in sha Allah SLM ani from color How can I help?
Well, my question is that if I'm doing prayer at home alone Fajr Maghrib and Isha? Yes Can I decide? Not really like enormous it myself? If I am alone, it is about three km JazakAllah Wonderful question and I think it's relevant to a lot of people Masha Allah does Allah fit for that? One of the most beautiful Hadith of the prophets, I send them his he says Allah listens intently to one of his servants, who is a shepherd on top of a mountain with his flock. He's alone with his flock for dinner. So this man makes a full event. Nobody's there with him, it just him in the sheep on the side of a mountain. And then of course Masada and then lead themselves in prayer that Allah gives
great attention and gives listening to this individual and the DUA that they make. Many of the other men have taken this hadith to make it as a recommendation for the person to make them make a comment their home and to recite with a loud voice that they can hear their recitation. Now is it permitted to recite in a soft voice a lot of negative salatu? Reisha and Salatin 30 If you're praying alone, at home? The answer is yes. But it is preferred to recite John to attain the Sunnah of reading out loud, for others to hear it know as well that when the Prophet would really lead himself into hedged prayer, this is an even pleasure mega glory shot in the head, your prayer in his house, he would
read out loud that those who were in the home could understand remember, and know which sutras he was reciting. We have the famous hadith of Shabbat, Allah Anna, she says, I went to sleep and the Prophet was at the verse of sort of Matt either into a big home or in a home or a bed America. At the very end of the surah Jesus is Salam makes dua to Allah O Allah. If you punish these creation of yours, they are only your servants. But if you forgive them, which is the hope that we have of Allah, you are the most wise and the most generous Subhana wa to Allah. So the prophets lie Selim was reciting this as she fell asleep and she said when I woke up he was still in that same i weeping
out of love and fear and hope for mercy for his OMA sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we do have that as an evidence inshallah we have another caller on the line as Salam Alikum caller How can I help
you better keep my brother up, but it's always good to hear your voice and thank you for joining us once again
brought up to date in Sharma The question is today about the humble the humble you know, what's the right we know the right the right explanation for the worldwide Islam to be a humble person and that the thing that I want you to realize to come across some people did bother they just like from the outside, from the outside. But if you go from the inside that they think that they are better than everybody. So what's the cure for this disease? If this is the case, Allah,
Allah may Allah subhanaw taala brighten your day and increase you in good for you and your family and protect you from all harm. And all of the Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam adore is one of the greatest most noble attributes of our Nivi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the prophets Allah Allah Allah said them he says in authentic honey come early man and body membawa Lila Rafa, the one who is humble because of Allah for Allah seeking Allah
Allah will elevate them. And therefore, there's a difference between having a Wadhwa that is public display of what is seen as humility when in fact it is self service. So a person may want to be known as generous, so they give so that other people see them gave, hoping that they will be recognized for that other people display courage. So, they seek to display that courage so that other people say enough, oh God, Inna, who Shuja that person has, you know, courage, they're doing something that other people are too scared to do. Other people need to display of their knowledge. They like to use big words and fancy concepts and, you know, if they're leaving the prayer at home
on their own, it's photo load, load on order and finish. But if they come to, you know, somebody visits them in the home, all of a sudden it's elaflex, meme and, and so on. The Wilder is something ilmiah its scale ability is based on what Allah sees of our hearts and therefore, Apolo baru Yep, that will feel the essence of humility to humbleness to Allah is a moment and a movement of the heart. It's a movement of the spirit, before it becomes a movement of the body. And therefore one of the most terrifying Hadith of the prophets I send them where he warns us that ALLAH SubhanA, Allah, Allah, he said that the prophets I send him said, that Allah kept in ascending revelation upon him.
Enter wallbottle, humble yourselves, humble yourselves before Allah before the truth. So there are three steps to humility to humbleness to Allah first, and that will then help mean hateful can that we take the truth and reality from wherever? And whoever says it, it could be my students who correct me, it could be my husband or my wife, that there is no qualification of the truth, on account of who said it, the great Imams of the past they said,
LA and help Kula you're off will be rejected. We're lacking the Regera you're a foreigner, the holy him were fairly who would help that men, the people, individuals are not no, the truth is not recognized as being truth just because of an individual's spoken. Yeah, he has said it has to be the truth No, not how we qualify right and wrong. Rather we say that yeah, is a truthful person because they usually speak the truth. The truth becomes what's important, same with humility, that the essence of humility is that it is from a genuine practice, a moment of truth, a true movement of the heart. That is for Allah, that is qualified in a consistency of behavior, where the truth is
precious to us, not who is the one who conveys it. So you can accept the truth and correction from someone who's a believer or an unbeliever, someone older or someone younger, someone you like or someone you don't like, someone who gave you the truth, in a good way or in a negative way, but the truth was still the truth. And that's the first sign of humility, that you accept the half mean a huge you have women a yarmulke. The second way of us building our humility is that we speak the house.
And we represent it to those who it's difficult to speak a true to, and therefore Akobo jihad, how will lead to happen in the American jet, and also find in Jack, to speak the truth to an oppressive regime, to be able to substance to speak the truth, when it's difficult when others cower away, that shows that your humility is not for the individual. You're not trying to curry favor, I'm only gonna be I'm gonna be a company, man, whatever this person needs me to say I'm gonna say it just because I want to be their friend, I want to have my job I don't want to be in, in the bad books I'm just gonna do and go with the flow that lacks your humility to Allah because you've made another equal to
Allah subhana wa to Allah. And therefore, it becomes important for us to think of that in sha Allah. The third step of our humility in sha Allah is that we seek to earn the reward from Allah, not from others, the moment your heart moves, that you are seeking to impress another or that you will be qualified by others as being impressive. Re establish your new year and seek the pleasure of Allah. May Allah bless us all with that Allah I mean, we have another caller on the line as salaam alaikum. Caller How can I help?
first question, I
It's brother Hashem, I believe.
Yes. Good to hear your voice again, my brother, how can I help you today?
My first question relates to that I had a cat for 16 years. It was like a family. He was one of joy as much as possibly, possibly yesterday.
Does your favorite animal, you pray that you'd see them? Or have them in agenda?
doesn't love allows that exception. There is no evidence to contradict this at all. My dear brother Hashem, there is nothing in the Sunnah, to say that something that we love will not be partnered with us. In fact, the evidence is different.
That what you love becomes a part of your eternality. And this is something that Allah subhanho wa Taala in his generosity will offer us Do we have evidence that they are animals in gender? Yes, we have evidence of this in the sin of the prophets, I seldom where he speaks about birds being in Jeddah, and other animals that roam Jenna, and therefore there is no reason why you would not have hope that Allah would reunite you or reunite your family with a favorite pet. In the next life, Allah. I mean.
yes, my brother.
Yes. My second question says to do with
After Aisha, can I is it? Is it
obligatory that you have to sleep and get up only late if you're awake late that you
or I can just do it
early. And, you know, excuse my expression.
But, you know, just do it before and in conversation with people. The first thing we start,
we start complaining, not complaining, but saying, Yes, fine. And then, you know, this, he said this, she said this, but genuine complaint about somebody that you're upset about?
And you're expressing it, so doesn't slip into Riba. And how do you work? It is so difficult, otherwise, you just stay quiet? Is the human nature of boss? Yes, to speak the truth. But I am telling you the truth about this person, or whatever. So
this is my question. So, thank you very much.
Allah evatik. We'll begin with the second question, my dear brother. So the second question was about as salatu tahajjud are waking up, it doesn't need to be done in the later part of the night, or can it be in the earlier part of the night if our circumstances calls for that Subhanallah in different parts of the year, you might actually alternate it from one time to the other. In the winter months, maybe the the night is very long. And it might be easier for you to wake up near the end of the night because it's closer to fetch. It might be opposite in the summer, you might want to do it earlier or later. All of those are circumstances that can change. We do know that as a
believer, there are two different prayers we pray at night after salatu Orisha. The first one is called with a chef our what were the prophets I send them always ended his rituals of prayer with to Raka and then a third record for the week to the prayer the Western prayer, that final rock that we make to Allah subhana wa. Now if one feels that they are incapable of waking up in the later part of the night, it is better for them to pray their wit before they go to sleep. And that becomes a regular habit of some some people and some men have that they prefer it immediately after a lot in Asia. You get up you prayed a lot on week two and one to make sure that you have met the Sunnah of
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, unarguable Kuntala, the Allahu Anhu he was taught by the prophets I send them to delay the prayer. But he was also taught to make it earlier if the circumstances required it, both of them are considered a kind of joy. And to have good comes from the word jazz hands down, which means to put effort to struggle forward, especially in a nice visual to be one who is accessing their energy to try to do something that others will not do. And therefore if it's something you do earlier in the day or earlier in the night, delay it as much as possible and then do it before you sleep and have delete that. If it's something you do it just
before it's a lot of budget and you wake up early and then you try to wake up early in the night Alhamdulillah
May Allah accept it from all of us Allah. Final question that we had from you, my dear brother, which was about, you know how we speak about others, somebody asked, Hey, what's happening with Israel and Hamdulillah? We'll try to solve it but such and such and such. And you were wondering, is this a form of gossip? So how do we separate between this? Anytime we're going to speak about another person,
especially if they are not present to defend or give their alternate view? Because I might have seen somebody do something, but I don't know why they did it. And I don't know what happened before or what might happen after I just saw a moment, a snapshot, a part of a greater tapestry, and picture and image. And it would be unfair to represent that small narrow bit, which happens to Muslims all the time, at times in the media, right? We always say, but that's taken out of context. That's not what the Imam meant. That's not what was said, you took a sliver of it. And you made it a big issue, when in fact, it's part of a greater conversation. So the first issue is do not speak about others
outside their presence, if they are able to be present. That's the first rule. So if somebody you can get them on the phone, if somebody is able to be invited to a meeting, if somebody you're going to see tomorrow over coffee, and you have the other person aggrieved party, then it is better for you to remain quiet until you have both parties present, or at least a party is able to represent themselves and to not have something spoken about them negatively outside the presence. Some people don't understand that in Islam and Riba is not just that you're doing it behind their back, but you can be doing Riba and gossip in front of them as well. The Prophet said the crew can a haka be
Maria, Gaza, for us as Muslims is to speak in a negative way about your fellow man in a way that they did not want to be characterized or spoken, even if they're present. So a man said God also Allah, I were in canopy Akima cool. What if I am saying about this person is true. The prophets I send him said in canopy he took all the steps. If it's true, then you have you have misspoken about them. You have gossiped in that way. When he lemmya confy. He called perhaps, and if what you say was an exaggeration and untruth, it's slander, it's different. So gossip is something that should definitely outside their place should never be spoken. But even when they're there, you must be
careful not to say something that's going to hurt somebody's heart, injure their soul, ridicule them, highlight them, spotlight them in front of others in a demeaning way. So Where then is the permissibility, the permissibility is in the hook is in establishing justice. So if somebody has wronged me, and I need to represent what what happened to me to the authority, then that is acceptable. I can go to their uncle and say this, you know, your your nephew did this, because that person has the right to then hold them accountable. But I'm not just saying it to every person on the road, every person in the masjid, it has to be to the authority that they have deference to that
they are accountable to that they can be cautioned by that they can be held before them in in view of them being adjusted. So the balance is in the Haku. What do I have to gain by saying these words to establish justice? Is it just to complain? Or do I am I seeking rectification my rights to be returned or that person should not have said that about them. So I need to bring it at a highlight to the teacher to a police officer to a member of the court, to an Imam, to a family, elder. All of those are viable issues. If the intent is to provide justice, from where justice would not be served, if I did not share these words, if I did not bring the issue to light and make sure that
justice is established and re attached to where it should be two minutes to me that is the example that we are taught in the character and the Sunnah of the prophets of Allah. He will say, I want it to end in our final two minutes by speaking about why we hold the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to such a greatest theme and to such an important account in our life. The first step of course, is the impact the prophet had on us. So the life that I live that is clean of drugs, that is sober from alcoholism, that is full of devotion to my father and mother, but I log the happiness that my wealth is spent on my family and on my children in that which is just an alarm that I see
To earn and to invest in that which is ethical, that I seek to share of my charity upon others is not from my own doing. But it is from a system that was delivered cohesive system that taught the importance of prayer and sacrifice, of fasting of generosity and charity and almsgiving. To be one who is part of a greater part, to pray to play that role of betterment and others, that all sorts allies, seldom, I have a love for him because of the impact of his life upon my life. And finally, because we believe that it is through his path that he laid for us that we arrived agenda, may Allah join you and I in it Allahumma Amin, it's been a pleasure meeting with you each and every Wednesday.
I look forward to seeing you again next week. 12pm London time may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant this happiness and comfort with Santa Monica