Does the Quran or Sunnah Explain Dj vu Q&A

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said I wanted como hacer la he'll Baraka Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while early he was so happy woman wala Hama but we go on to another round of q&a Today is our regular Tuesday q&a And remember our email address it's ask why Q at Epic messages dot orgy once again that is asked a Sky Q it's one word no spaces no dots ask why Q at Epic Masjid dot o RG Epic is one word messages dot O R G. And also, as I said, I choose the questions that are the most relevant to our broad based audience. I do apologize I'm not able to answer individual questions. I'm not able to answer a private questions, I just choose the ones that are going to be the most relevant. So please

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try to make your question as generic as possible so that most people can benefit insha Allah hooter Allah. So we'll begin our first question for today. I thought I'd do something slightly different for the first question. Brother Rahim from Pakistan emails. And he says that if you look at his he asks that looking at the Quran and Sunnah. Is there something that we call deja vu, that does the Quran or sunnah tell us that, we might have an explanation of why we feel that we've met somebody before, or why we feel we might have been somewhere even though it might be the first time that we are there. Now, this is definitely not one of the standard questions that I choose to answer. I like

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to do some variety. And so today, I thought I'd begin with something slightly atypical. Firstly, for those who don't know what Deja Vu is, it is the feeling the the premonition, if you like, the notion that when we meet somebody, for the first time, we kind of feel I know this guy from before, even though we haven't met this the first time, or that you're in a particular location, or you're doing something, and it is your first time. But you feel that I've been here before, or, you know, I've done this before, even though from your own life, it is the first time that it is that is occurring. Now this topic, of course, from I'm not going to discuss it from a psychiatric perspective, that's

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not my forte or area of expertise. And I'm no psychiatrist. But of course, I mean, from the perspective of psychiatrist and of

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people who are dealing with memory and whatnot. This is a well known, observable phenomenon that has actually been documented in cultures across the world. It's not something that is unique to our culture, or any one culture, it is a phenomenon that is documented that people feel, you know, across the world, that it is something that is well known, you find this in the books as well of ancient history that people sometimes felt something of this nature. And psychiatrists have their ways and theories. And from what I've read, I'm not an expert, from what I've read, those of them who, you know, obviously, they don't believe in souls and whatnot. So those who are trying to

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explain this phenomenon from a purely non spiritual perspective, they feel that one of the theories of deja vu is that when you're in a particular location, or when you meet somebody, that it triggers a memory that is unrelated. So you meet Mr. X, and something about Mr. X Association occurs in your mind with Mr. Y that you have met. And you assume that that Mr. Y was actually Mr. X. So your memory makes a false linkage. This is one theory of psychiatrists, right. So they say that there's a triggered memory. And then a memory is constructed, even though it is not exactly the same. So for example, you walk into a room, you've never been there, but you were in a room that was somewhat

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similar before. And so you think that it is the same room, and then your memory might even make you believe because your memories can be implanted are your memories can be mistaken. And this is again, very well known. And so that's one one of the ways that psychiatrists talk about deja vu. Also, there is the notion as well that some have said that this is the brain's mechanism for how to make decisions. It's a tactic that the brain uses. In any case, we are not interested in the psychiatry I just did this FYI. You asked me about the Quran and Sunnah you asked me is there some notion in the Hadith or whatnot, and the response in a simplistic manner is that nothing explicit exists, nothing

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explicit exists. Nonetheless, there is there are extrapolations that we can if we wanted to, perhaps reading something, so we're not going to affirm this concept of deja vu from the Quran and Sunnah at the same time.

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aim, there might be indirect references, so neither can we negate and ask for those indirect references. So it goes back to the notion of the soul, it goes back to the concept of the rule and what the rule does. And Allah subhanaw taala mentions in the Quran that they ask you about the rule, you don't have any knowledge about the rule, except a very, very small amount of knowledge on how to terminate and may Allah kalila. The rule is, of course, what really gives us life. It's not our physical body, the rule, when it comes into us, that is what gives us life. And when the rule leaves the body, then the body falls down as a corpse. This rule is not attached completely to our bodies.

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It was before our existence in another existence in an alternative existence. It was in an existence that we don't have a conscious memory of. And when, when we came into this earth, when we were in the wombs of our mothers, the angel came and blew our roof into this world. And so our birth occurred before our physical birth, our spiritual birth occurred in the wombs of our mothers, and then our physical birth, and then we have an entire life and even in this life, our room separates from the body in our sleep. And Allah says in the Quran, Allah who used to have an unforeseen mot hap well let in Hampton with FEMA Anamika, Allah takes the souls of those who die and those who go

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to sleep, literally Allah takes the souls and then Allah azza wa jal returns the souls of those who are sleeping for another day, every single night, our soul leaves the body, and it goes to another realm. And what it does in that realm, and who it meets in that realm is not something that our physical body is conscious of when we wake up, we might have glimmers or we might have embedded memories, you see where I'm heading with this, we might have embedded subconscious memories that we are not cognizant of, if we try to think about them, we cannot think about them. There is a linkage between this world and the world of our souls, because the souls go, and if something happens in

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this world, it does affect our souls during the dream, we know this, for from our own lives, that if there's a loud noise, or if somebody's knocking on the door, our dreams, dream of that noise. And so there is some linkage, but it is not the link is that we control and therefore great scholars like Ibn hasm actually talks about the possibility of souls having met in the previous life before they came into this world. And then when those bodies meet in this world, the souls recognize each other even though the bodies are meeting for the first time. And so I've been hasn't posits a theory that in fact, perhaps now, of course, he didn't use the word deja vu obviously is a French word. But he's

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talking about this notion of or I'm sure I've met you before, but we haven't met her this notion of familiarity. And it's very interesting that our Prophet sallallahu is no actually has a hadith that is, perhaps can also be used here, the famous Hadith when in which you said, a wha hoo, Junoon Majin Neda, that souls are like lines of

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military personnel lined up, I either blocks together, that those souls that recognize one another, they are friendly, and those souls that don't, they are not friendly. So it is as if the prophets of Allah Christendom is saying that souls have the tendency to also agree, how could the souls agree? If the hasm says that in the world before this world, when we were not yet born spiritually, we are I will rule was created in a different dimension, if you like or call it what you will paradigm, whatever word we want to use, I will rule was created before our bodies. And since the time of Adam, it has set up our souls have been in some existence, and they intermingle with the other souls, then

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they come into this world and have been hesitant posits that in that intermingling, perhaps friendships were formed, perhaps souls recognize one another, then when they see each other in this world, they find a bond and a connection, even though they might have met for two minutes. But they feel a friendship as if it was a friendship for 20 years. And there are those who are physically together for 20 years and there is no friendship between them. Right. So the reality is that you ask a very interesting question. I thought, I just throw it out there, that there is the possibility of some basis of this feeling of familiarity, because in the end of the day, the soul goes and wonders

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during the time of sleep, and where it wanders and how it wanders and what sights it sees, we do not know and the soul meets other souls during the sleep as well. So to be clear, there are two timeframes that potentially might end

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had memories in our subconscious soul that will then be reflected in the lives that we live the first timeframe before we came into this world, and that was before our mothers gave birth to us before conception, our souls were in a different, you know, dimension or different universe or whatever you want to call it. And in that dimension or universe, there were only the souls of all of the other created human beings that Allah created. When Allah created Adam, Allah extracted all of the souls of the children of Adam till the Day of Judgment, that is one time possibility. The second is on a daily basis or a nightly basis, or, you know, whatever time you go to sleep, siesta bases,

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right, every time we go to sleep, the soul leaves our body, and in that leaving of the body, where it goes, who it meets, what it does, is not something that our conscious memory, we literally live, by the way, we literally live two different types of life simultaneously, there is the life of the soul, that it is living when it whenever we go to sleep. And then there is the life of the body that we are now conscious of these two lives are pretty much semi independent. But perhaps Perhaps once in a while there is an overlap. And that overlap occurs when we have righteous dreams, that overlap occurs when Allah subhanaw taala blesses us with the dream that we remember and we recognize, and

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sometimes we can meet those relatives that have passed on. And perhaps we might even meet other souls that are in the same dimension as that sold or perhaps the soul can go to places that we might recognize when we go in our wakeful state in the end of the day. The reality is that this question cannot be answered definitively. At the same time. It is an interesting theory. And then we conclude on a more somber note in that whether deja vu exists or not, it doesn't change the reality of any aspect of our lives. We don't base any decision on it. We don't make any ruling based upon this. And so it is just an interesting tidbit of one of those trivia questions that you know, we can discuss

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it and perhaps have some theories but it doesn't really impact our daily routine Allahu to either add them.

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On a more serious note, we have brother more mer from Moscow, Moscow, Russia, emailing, saying that he has there's a hadith that he's come across that he doesn't understand. And he's asking how do we understand this hadith is a very troubling Hadith for me says that the Hadith in Sahih, Hadith Sahih Muslim it states that the gender of the baby is decided, based upon whether the man discharges first or the woman that according to what he says that the Hadith says that if the man discharges first it will be a boy. And if the woman discharges first it will be a girl. And he says, How can we understand this hadith in light of our modern knowledge of genetics? Well, first and foremost,

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Brother Mohammed, it is heartwarming to know that people in Russia are mashallah watching the show. Actually, many of our viewers are not aware. But there is a large concentration of Muslims in Russia. And the history of Islam in Russia goes back many, many centuries. That guitars are of course the largest ethnicity within the Russian mainland, and perhaps up to maybe even 10% of the Russian population is Muslim. Compare this to America 1% is Muslim in America, Russia, at least seven maybe even 10 Maybe even more percent is Muslim and I have never been but I have heard that every city has massage and then Halal restaurants and you find Muslims in every major city in

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Russia. So I'm happy to know that people are watching. Of course the language barrier is difficult there because most of the people there do not speak English but brother mama apparently does. So he's watching our show. So hamdulillah Nice to have you listening in. Now he asks a very, very specific question. And he references a hadith. I'll narrate the whole Hadith it is a Hadith narrated in Saudi Muslim, from Filburn, the freed slave of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he says that I was standing in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when a Jewish rabbi came and said a Salam or Aleikum, er Mohamed PSB, be unto ya Mohamed Sosa and I'm so thrilled and

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said that I put my hand on his chest and said to him, say rasool Allah, not Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and the rabbi says, I am only calling him by the name his father called him meaning. I mean, that's his name. I don't consider him to be rasool Allah. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, yes, he's right. He that is the name my father named me in other words, so Ben got irritated that you should not address him by his name. And that's true for the Muslims. We don't address him in his lifetime or after his death directly. Yeah, Mohamed says, no, no, we say yellow suit Allah, but the rabbi is not a Muslim. And so the rabbi says, I'm going to call him by the name

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his father gave him and the Prophet system said that he is right. My father did call

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Meet this name. And so he has the right to call me this name. And so the rabbi said, I want to ask you some questions. The Prophet says that I'm said, Is there any benefit in me answering Are you really going to benefit? And the rabbi says that I'm going to listen, I'm not guaranteeing anything. I'm going to listen. And this shows you by the way, the process that I'm ziani frankness, like Look, is there any fight and me talking to you? Are you really interested in Islam or you just want to, you know, test or play games or whatever. And so the rabbi says, No, I'm gonna listen, let's see what you have to say. So it's a long Hadith he asks a series of questions. One of the questions he

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asks so for example, he says, What is the first food of the people of Ghana? So the prime minister said the deliver of a whale This is a well known Hadith I talked about this when I talked about the Hadith of the, the signs of the Day of Judgment and also the concept of judgment of the concept of Heaven and Hell and the realities of, of heaven in the Quran and Sunnah. So, he then asks him that I'm going to ask you now a question that where does the the child come from? Okay. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that the water of the man is whitish in color and the water of the woman or the fluid of the woman is yellowish in color. So once they come together, then if the money

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or if the sperm of the man overcomes that, the fluid of the lady, then that fluid becomes male by the permission of Allah. And if the fluid of the lady overcomes that of the man, then that fluid becomes female by the permission of Allah subhanahu wata either. And then the Jewish person goes on as other questions and then the prophets have some finishes when he leaves he says to throw ban, he asked me all of these questions, and I did not know any of these answers until Allah azza wa jal told me their answers and answered him on the spot. Now, this hadith in Sahih Muslim and it seems to suggest that the gender of the child is something that both fluids are responsible for. And in one

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version, if the man discharges first and in this version of demands, fluid overcomes that of the woman of the month for the overcomes that of the man. And of course, we now know that the baby's gender is determined at the moment of conception by the male sperm, that to the female egg simply has the X sex chromosome, and then the male sperm has either the x or the y. And so if the sperm that fertilizes the egg has an X chromosome, then you get x x and that is the girl and if it has a Y chromosome, then it is x y, and that is a boy. And so modern genetics modern biology now knows for a fact this is Emily Akin, that the woman plays no role Absolutely. In determining the gender. The

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woman's egg plays no role whatsoever in determining the gender. So our brother more Amber is emailing. And he is saying that this hadith seems to seems to conflict with what we know of biology. Now, such a hadith that seem to conflict with facts that we know these Hadith have become very common knowledge by many Muslims of our times because they are used as ammunition by those who wish to cast doubt on all of the Hadith. And they love to quote these types of traditions that might seem to conflict with modern science or our knowledge. And then they say that this demonstrates that the Hadith are not preserved, that we don't know what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and

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there are many movements and many thinkers across the world in the Outlands in India, Pakistan here in the western lands as well, there's always there's always been a strand within our oma in the old times. They were called the mortar, Zillow, and others. There's always been a strand that has been highly skeptical of the Hadith preservation. And of course, Jana, you're asking me, and we are assuming all of us are coming from the Sunni paradigm. We are not from that paradigm. The reason why we're called Sunni I had a sunnah is that we believe in the Sunnah. And if we believe in the Sunnah, then we believe that hadith overall has preserved the concept of the Sunnah, by the way, hadith is

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lifeless. Let's just say for our talk, a hadith is an individual chain with an actual statement or action of the prophets lie Selim that preserves his sunnah, so the sooner that's called the theory, the Sunnah is what the prophet system came with hadith is how the Sunnah is preserved. We have the books of Hadith, okay, obviously, sometimes they're interchangeable. You can also say books of sunnah, but for our purposes, right now, let's talk about Hadith and Sunnah. Now, the point the point is that this hadith, which is in Sahih Muslim, seems to suggest something that contradicts everything we know about genetics and about biology. So what do we do when this class

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occurs, we have to first and foremost check the authenticity of the Hadith examine his chain, see if it's an actual authentic hadith or not, a lot of times some of these people, quote, a hadith that are not really authentic in the first place. And so we don't have to worry about those. In this particular case, the hadith of Tobin actually is authentic. It is in Sahih, Muslim as well, and it's chain is it's flawless, it isn't authentic chain. And so we would grade the Hadith as being authentic. However, we now get to the next stage. And this is what the scholars of Hadith do. And I have to say here, that those trends that tried to reject or diminish the authenticity of Hadith,

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generally speaking, they haven't studied the sciences of Hadith. And they tend to dismiss the efforts of great scholars like Imam and Behati. And like great aroma of the scholars of Hadith, who have spent so many, you know, decades and many lifetimes, developing an entire science, and somebody comes along, opens up some volume in some obscure book of Hadith find something that he thinks is doesn't make sense. And he goes, Look, this is what the books of Hadith say. And he rejects all of the books of Hadith. And this clearly demonstrates that this person hasn't really studied the sciences, the methodology, there is an entire discipline that scholars specialize in that

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Hamdulillah I was blessed in my undergraduate years to study in the College of Hadith, it was a speciality. You know, there were five different colleges. You had Sharia, you had Quranic sciences. You had the College of Dawa, you had the College of Arabic language, you study Arabic language and literature and poetry. So I chose the College of Hadith that was an entire speciality. And if I wanted to, I could have done a Masters and PhD just in hadith is a separate speciality. Then somebody comes along without studying any of this. And he goes, Oh, it's all you know, fairytales. No, it doesn't work that way. This hadith is a good case study. And that's why I'm spending some

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time doing it, we check the isnaad it is authentic. Stage two. Once the is not as authentic, let us double check the variations of wordings of the same Hadith. Because and this is a very key factor that many people don't understand. One of the fundamental differences between the Quran and between the hadith is that the Quran has been narrated by mutawatir by by too many people to count, and its wordings are preserved. Unlike the Hadith Hadith has been narrated by meaning and not by wording. What do I mean by this? And by the way, there's this is no, everybody knows this. There's no controversy here. The scholars of heavy this the hustle hub and tabernero in the earlier narrators,

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it was something well known that they're not memorizing every word, and they can convey the meaning the gist of the meaning. And that's fine for pretty much most rulings and concepts. But sometimes, sometimes, some narrator will convey the gist of the meaning using a word that might have implications that are not what the prophet system intended. And so we gather the other versions of the Hadith, the other versions of the incident. So in this hadith, and Hadith of Autobahn, it seems to suggest that the gender is decided by both fluids of the man and the woman that is quite clearly in the hadith of old man. And that, frankly, is somewhat problematic, because the gender is not

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decided by both the fluids of the man and the woman. But you go and you compile and you gather, and you discover that this incident occurred in front of a number of people, and so bad was one of them. And another eyewitness was unassuming, demonic and unassuming Malik has a much more detailed version of this incident. And he mentions the name of the rabbi, and he mentions the story that occurred, and he mentions a totally different wording, not a totally, totally, but still enough that we can actually discover a whole different meaning here. And so what we discover is that the hadith of Taliban was narrated by meaning and the concept was conveyed but one of these wordings proved to be

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problematic. And the hadith of aniseed nomadic, which I'm going to narrate now was also conveyed by meaning, but it was closer to the original. So the hadith of unasyn nomadic isn't Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim and by the way, Behati and Muslim are obviously books that we respect the most after the Quran, and they are considered to be the best efforts ever made in the history of our religion for preserving Hadith, but Buhari is head and shoulders above Muslim Buhari is unique in the history of the ummah. And I speak as somebody who has studied these books in detail and has a jazz out or, you know, licensed to teach these books that Sahil Bahati, the meticulous care that Mr. Bahari

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undertook, it was super human like honestly, the more

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You study the more you understand this person was blessed with the memory of a supercomputer type like literally what Mr. McCauley did. No other scholar of Hadith even came close to and this is not the time to to go into that reality. But the point being that Sahil Bihari is way above any other book and that includes Sahih Muslim and Imam Al Bukhari did not choose the version of Autobahn he chose the version of unasyn nomadic and this is very interesting. What is the version on a cinematic and it's emblematic said that Abdullah even salaam, the chief rabbi of Medina

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so he mentioned the name, Abdullah ibn salaam, heard that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam had come to Medina. And so he visited him. So now unassertive Malik is giving us the name. And he's giving us a time early in the Hijra after the Hijra. And he said, I'm going to ask you three things that no one knows about other than a prophet, I'm going to ask you three things that no one knows about other than a prophet. And he asked him what is going to be, you know, the food of the people of Jannah, et cetera, et cetera? And then he said that and tell me, where does the similarity of the child come from, sometimes the child goes after the Father, and sometimes the child goes after the

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mother's side. Notice here, in this hadith, it's not the gender that is being asked, it is the similarity the record Shiva looks, where does the looks of the child come? Sometimes the child looks like the Father and the Father side, sometimes the child looks like the mother and the mother's side, and the Prophet salallahu it he was salam said that, as for the Shabbat, as for the looks of the child, then when the man has conjugal relations with his woman, if his fluid subaqua, the fluid, I'll translate out Saba Colombians to win the race can mean sort of the means to be to be first, if his fluid subaqua Her fluid, then the child will look like him. But if her fluid subaqua His fluid,

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then the child looks like her, the child looks like her. Now, the word subaqua, it is true that some translators translated as the one who released first. And that's not an incorrect translation. And a Saba can mean to be first. But the word subaqua also means to overpower the word subaqua also means to be dominant, to be the first. And so you can easily translate this as saying that if the man's fluid overpowers the fluid of the woman, if the man's fluid is dominant over the fluid of the woman, then the child will go on him. And if the woman's fluid is dominant over that of the man, the child will go on her. Now, this translation fits in absolutely perfectly with the modern concept of

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genetics, because whichever of the genes overpowers the other, the child will be looking like that person. And in fact, even in modern biology, ask any student of genetics what is the word that is used dominant genes, this is subaqua, this is what it is dominant genes. And dominant refers to the relationship between two versions of a gene like every single person, every one of us every child, it receives two versions of each gene known as alleles from each parent. So if the alleles of the gene are different, one allele will be expressed, and that's the dominant one, and the effect of the other allele will be suppressed, and that is recessive. And so every single parent will supply two

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versions of the same gene. And each of those genes, one of them will be the dominant and the other will be the recessive or the mast and SubhanAllah. This is exactly how we can understand the Hadith. If the man's dominant gene, if the man's gene dominates over the woman is going to look like the man if the woman's gene dominates over the man, it will look like the woman. So the point being that this hadith actually, far from being problematic, one could say, there's an element of speaking about, you know, elemental hate that was not known at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And by the way, this notion of preferencing the hadith of Behati over that of Muslim it

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actually goes back to many earlier scholars who didn't know anything about genetics and they are not problematizing the Hadith because of genetics, even though I am writes that

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that his teacher had been Tamia was asked about this hadith about you know, the

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Under and about the the Shabbat or the relationship and the Lux and Ibn Taymiyyah said that he felt that the wording that was more preserved better preserved was that of unnecessary demotic, and the Hadith of Anna's in Makati. And the wording of Filburn in Sahih Muslim was not that preserved, it was not it wasn't done properly. This is even Taymiyah writing 800 years ago, for reasons have nothing to do with genetics. It has nothing to do with science. He's simply looking at it from a purely Hadith the standpoint and he is saying that the hadith of Autobahn talks about gender. And I don't think this is what the process some said, actually, the question was about Shabbat was about

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looks. And that's what the prophets have said. And that's what we also say over here that in fact, the Hadith, yes, you are correct. One version of it mentions gender. And that is there. And we say that this is not is authentic. But just because an isnaad has an outer sense of authenticity, there's something else that we look at, and that is that the version of the Hadith does not contradict something that is stronger than it, we look at the other narrations, we look at the stronger narrations. And we then try to find out that which wording would be the more precise and in this case, in this case, it is very obvious that what the prophet system was asked was, how does the

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child get the resemblance of the parent and the process and responded essentially, the dominant genes, which one he didn't use the wording and in all likelihood, these wordings were not even known or but this is the miracle. And I have to point out here, this is not quite related to this talk here. But I do have to point out here that this is the time to mention another fact and maybe in another q&a.

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I'll go into more detail, but I might my philosophy, when it comes to this whole notion of scientific miracles in the Quran. And sunnah is that we have to be super, super careful. And we should not read too much science into our sacred texts. And that is because the Quran and the Hadith of the prophets, Allah Salam, they are meant for our guidance, our ethics, our morality, our laws, our spirituality, our theology, the reason why Allah revealed the Quran is to tell us our purpose of life, to inform us of who he is, and what's going to happen to us after we die. That's the ultimate purpose of the Quran. The Quran was not revealed to be a book of biology or medicine or of

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engineering or of architecture. And you know, in the 80s, there was this trend of scientific miracles in the Quran, and I grew up in that era, and all of us who are above the age of 30, you know, we grew up hearing talks and reading books and whatnot. And we loved it. Let's be honest here. It increased our Eman. We loved it. But you know, as we grew older, and we began talking to people outside our faith and they began challenging our interpretations, many of us began to realize that you know, what, we were reading in too much into these verses of verse might be ambiguous and vague. We read in way too much science and it wasn't meant at all so I mean, I remember growing up

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listening to this

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speaker say the Quran has predicted space travel and I was a child I was 11 years old, masha Allah the Quran predicted space travel and what is the verse that is mentioned? So yeah, mashallah genuine ncns tenfold woman authority semi while they were all the fun voodoo Latin voodoo in a lab assault on Sol Sol THON here is the verse in surah. Rahman that all groups of jinn and men if you can pass through the boundaries of the heavens and earth then pass through, you shall not pass through except with salt on and our speaker I was your child at the time I forgot his name. Even the speaker said the assault on here it is Rocket Power, that Allah is referencing Rocket Power, that when you have

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the rocket power, you will go up to the moon Subhanallah Yanni honestly, we make a mockery of ourselves in front of people of other faiths when we read in that, you know, a lot predicted space travel, this verse has nothing to do with space travel. It has to do with the day of judgment and the Djinn, overhearing and whatnot. It's nothing to do with the space travel. And also, when we read in too much science, we actually open the door for people to then challenge us and say, Well, you don't believe in that scientific theory, you say that your book is a book of science. But how about the theory of evolution, which by and large and and, you know, we'll talk about that I'm doing my

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series of the prophets. And in Sharla, one of the lectures I'll summarize, you know, the notion of the theory of evolution, obviously, I don't believe that Adam it has since

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had precedents and other species that I believe Allah created Adam, and Allah sent Adam down. But no scientist is going to say that every scientist by and large says that is the revolution, then he's going to say, your book clearly then goes against science. And you're going to say, Ah, but this and that. So here's the point. Brothers and sisters want to be very clear here. Our Iman in the Quran is not linked to science. Our Iman in the Quran is not linked to its conformity with modern theories or classical theories. Science is our interpretation

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of the world, and much of it is right and much of it is hypotheses. So when it's right and the Quran is in conformity Alhamdulillah when it's, there's a clash, then we look what is the meaning of the Quran and what is the definitive notion of science, and we then have different ways to work. Beyond this, there can never be an actual clash. As I've said many many times, there can be a perception of classes. So we are clashes. So, we have to be clear here that in case there is a perceived conflict, it should not shake our belief in the Quran and Sunnah simply because the Quran and Sunnah did not come to tell us about science. Rather, there are words in the Quran that describe nature. And those

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wordings are very precise for their timeframes the way Allah describes the embryo, the way Allah describes the cycle of the water, for example, right, that Allah talks about the rain coming down and being sent back up and whatnot. So the way Allah talks about the winds, you know, helping the clouds form, okay, yeah, fair enough. The way that the Quran describes natural events, there is no question that they are ahead of their time that somebody who's an illiterate person in Arabia would not describe those phenomenon, the way that the Quran does. So we can say, the language of the Quran, it conforms with the facts that we know Yes, no problem. But to say that it predicted those

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facts to say that the Quran came to tell us about the Big Bang. And to tell us, No, all of this is reading in too much. And we then open up a Pandora's box that I think it is unwise to do. So, bottom line, the brother asks a very good question. And it is a question that methodologically we have to think about many other hadith of this nature as well. But generally speaking, when we approach the tradition, with an open mind, and we approach the with the knowledge of the sciences of Hadith, that almost inevitably, we discover that there's not necessarily a clash, and that rather, rather, this was a perceived clash in our minds. And this is one case over here, the hadith is not talking about

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gender, or else honestly, perhaps, then there might be an issue because the gender is not related to both fluids, rather than hadith is talking about resemblance. And because of this, there is really absolutely no clash whatsoever. If anything, it is in conformity with what we know. And Allah subhana wa Taala knows best.

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Our final question for today.

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Our final question for today, SR sadiya from California emails saying that she wishes to perform the hedge, but her situation does not allow her to have a Muharram traveling with her. And so she is aware of the controversies over a lady traveling without them out on she is saying that she's going to go into standard packages of hygiene for an America that go in large groups. And obviously she's aware that people say is haram and is not an it's an his Khaled she just wants my opinion. And to summarize the, the differing views in this regard. So our sister, Saudia is well aware that this is nothing new. This is standard age old controversy goes back 1200 years, and in our times, it has

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been rekindled because obviously of the changes of the the realities of the worlds that we live in, and this controversy, it has been manifested in many of the q&a that I'm doing throughout the series. And that is the the notion of if we understand the cause of a ruling, does the ruling still apply or not? And this is a very common controversy from the beginning of time. Okay, if we understand why something has been not the wisdom because that's something else hikma something else, if we understand the cause, if we understand the reason that a particular ruling has been given, then if that cause no longer exists, can the ruling be made lacks, and this is I've done many q&a

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that have gone over this back and forth and I have spoken about this reality that from the time of the Sahaba, we had what we can call the more literalist streak if the Hadith says it that's it, no ifs ands or buts about it. And we have those that are more thinking about the goals of the Sharia, right. And again, this this tension exists. It's not it's not quite, it is a type of tension, but it is a tension that we should respect that both sides are there. This this notion of a tight slight tension that exists even the life of the prophets of Allah, why do you sell them in the famous incident that I have gone over in a lot of detail when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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to the Muslim community after the Battle of the Trench, do not pray Yasser until you get to Babu Cordoba do not pray answer until you get to the tribe of Bunnell. Karela and a large group of Muslims started walking way beyond the time they should have they left late for reasons beyond their control and also has

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has come and acid is about to go. And Margaret is about to come in and they haven't prayed also and they began to talk amongst themselves that did the prophecies and literally mean do not pray ourselves till you get to by the corridor or what's the point hurry up and make sure you get to bed or call them before answer because if he literally meant do not pray out so then we're gonna let him come in and we're gonna walk all the way they're not praying also and they will pray us and after maghrib because the process is literal wording do not pray Yasser accept at bundle Khaleda and so they differed, and one groups had noticed the literal meaning and they did not pray until they got

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to Bernal Karela. And also time had gone, the son had said they haven't prayed also, and they prayed ASA, and then they prayed Marguerite, another group said no, I mean, it's obvious that the process Adam is saying this come out a third time. And he's telling us make sure for us and bonacasa. The point is get to bundle corretta before Maghrib. And for whatever reason we left late, that's not happening. So we look at the goal, we look at the the purpose of saying that we don't have to be literal here in the lifetime of the process and this kernel was demonstrated. And you know what the process of did nothing. He accepted both because they both tried their best effort, right?

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Unfortunately, what we have and I'll be very honest here is that amongst the many of the religious minded folks, there is a strong streak of literalism. And amongst those that are not so practicing, this literalism, rubs them the wrong way. And they even become even less practicing because of the what they view as the fanaticism of the religious crowd. And as usual, the middle path is always the best path. And if you listen to my q&a, you will see that I usually ally myself with those that look at the goals and look at what's going on. And also there must be precedent, we don't just we have to follow rules. We don't just invent from the top of our heads and every time I quote something I

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quote, you are a member of the pastor of the president who are holding these views. As I have said many times, I do not consider myself to be an independent witch, the head or the biller that gives you my own issue head on the contrary, I always reference greater scholars than myself so that you understand that this is not me who is speaking. So our sister, Sadie asks about the female traveling alone. And I say to her, and to all of you that this issue of whether we should look at the literal Hadith by the word is a literal Hadith the Prophet system said, it is not allowed for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day, that she travels the distance of a day and a night, except that

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she has her Muharram with her, okay, it does not allowed for a lady who really has Iman, that she goes alone, a whole day's journey outside the city all alone, unless she has a Muharram with her. Now, it is obvious that this is not an act of worship, it is obvious that, you know, this is a very common sense rule. When it in a time of lawlessness and a time of no governments and whatnot. We don't want a woman to be all alone in the middle of the desert, it's obvious here. So the question arises, should we be literal? Or should we say okay, in cases where it is not going to be a danger, that it is permissible? So, some of the great scholars you might not haven't been humbled him Oh,

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honey Vander med hubs, they basically said, yes, it should be literal, and we should not allow any woman to ever travel on the she is with her Muharram and Imam Shafi from the beginning said, if she is in a safe land and the safe zone, and she is with a group that is protective, even if it's a group of large ladies, a lot of ladies traveling right together, then it is permissible, you have to look at the safety and you use your common sense. You you assume your comments as it nobody knows the future. Right? And in reality, you can May Allah protect us all, you can get killed in your house, you know, so we don't look at the improbability we look at overall, I came up with everything

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available to Bondi overall if it is a safe environment and a safe land and she's in a group that we know she's going to be safe, then it is permissible for her to go for Hajj and Umrah so this is a reality we go as I said, it goes back to the earliest of times. And in this case, and Imam is shot to be one of the great scholars of Andalus Imams shout to be who was really a brilliant scholar who talked about and he's he's writing this 800 years ago, right? And he's writing about the philosophy of the laws of the Sharia that Imam Shafi says that when it comes to the rituals that Allah told us to do, then we do not look at the how and the reasons we simply do the rituals, but when it comes to

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the customs and the laws related to the customs, in this case, we should look at the goal of the law, the spirit of the law, we should look at what is the law attempting to accomplish here. And therefore because of this many of the

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This caller said that it is allowed for the lady to travel in case there is, you know, overall the presumption of safety. And we have for example, at Hassanal basally of the earlier scholars at Ozark one of the one of the founders of one of the last methods, you know, we say there are format hubs. When you study fit, you will realize in fact, there were over 30 medals at one point in time, but for historical reasons for historical reasons, four of them were solidified and codified and made popular in reality. During that heyday of the glory period of fifth they were made hubs all across the Muslim world. There were scholars to the caliber of Imam Shafi and your mama hammered and honey

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funny my mother to their caliber, and of them was remembered Oh Zarya, and by the way, the Ozeri madhhab was the madhhab of Andalus for many years, right until the Maliki madhhab came. So the Ozeri madhhab did flourish for a period of time. And you remember Ozar in his fifth, he did allow for a lady to travel if there is safety Imam though with a variety also did this. In fact, Ibn Taymiyyah himself as his student even more flat says that Ibn Taymiyyah himself said that it is allowed for a woman to perform hajj, if she is in safe circumstances, even if there is no Muharram with her. If she is Amina Amina here means she is safe. If there, we presume that she's going to be safe, then

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she may go for Hajj. And then Ibn Taymiyyah says, and this permissibility applies to every travel that is a travel for the sake of worshiping Allah ie going to visit her parents going for an Islamic conference, every travel, that is a good travel that you're doing it obviously, and I'm being brutally honest here, we want to protect our women and women are subjected to more crimes than men, it is understood, we don't want a lady to go. vacationing all alone, I'll be very honest here is not something we want, because want to protect our women, at the same time to say that no woman can travel, you know, for hedging camera, no woman can travel for an Islamic conference, no woman can

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travel to visit and mother and father. And in reality, the times that we live in, you know, she goes to the airport and one city and she's sitting in a plane with people that generally speaking, I mean, this is a, you know, not where she is safer in public spaces than perhaps she is going to be in some apartment complexes that she might be living in, you know, I'm saying. So, realistically speaking, to make this a very big deal. And to say this, and not yet in reality, there's a standard position, as I said, from the shark fairy school, and from Ibn Taymiyyah, and from Eliza and has an embassy and others. And this is back in those days. Now in our times, we can in fact, make an even

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stronger argument, because the reality is that in those days, you would be walking in the middle of the desert, from city to city, and those scholars allowed it, whereas in our times, we're talking about safe buses, or safe travel or main highways or even more safer than this is airlines, right? You're sitting in an airplane with 300 people, you know, you're dropped off at the airport, and then or even in a major city, you go to the airport, and then you you you go to the other city, and you have another civilization over there. And so in reality, to make this issue, one in which we you know, make everything haram and the sisters are not you know, doing this and that I think that this

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is not in the spirit of the Shetty out. And so the position that I follow is that it even Taymiyah and that of the Shafi school or I should say, the majority of the charter school as in every month, have you always find, you know, other voices, we do look at the reality of the situation we are in. And by the way, even amongst many of the very conservative scholars, they did allow us for example, she can be in jeopardy and also allows this and others that allow the woman to travel for a legitimate reason if the situation was safe because the goal of this hadith was for her protection, as simple as that the goal of this hadith is that we don't want anything to happen. And so if

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generally speaking and by the way, there is an evidence from the Hadith that is used, and that is the famous Hadith in Sahih Bukhari that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a time will come before the day of judgment that a lady shall travel from Hadramaut to sunnah. He mentioned two cities in Yemen, far, far away, a lady shall travel all alone from that city to that city, with a flock of sheep as the shepherd, and she shall fear none but Allah subhanho wa Taala as the person of Taqwa and she will fear the wolf attacking the sheep. Now, this hadith is very profound, because even though it's not Fick, the prophet system is predicting that a time will come when a lady young

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lady will travel with a lot of wealth. Sheep is easy wealth, sheep is you just grab it and you go, okay, so she's a lady by herself. She has a large amount of wealth, and the Prophet system is describing that's going to happen and he didn't say, Oh, the villa. She doesn't have Eman.

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And he said, she fears Allah, He affirms she has Iman. And he's the one who said no woman who believes in Allah should travel without a Muharram. So how do we reconcile these two, it is self evident. If the road is safe, and there is no problem and fear and worry, then this ruling does not apply. And if there is any danger than any lady who truly believes in Allah, and the last day, she should not be all alone out there in the middle of nowhere, Allah knows what's going to happen. So it's very clear here that, you know, the the context is what dictates which of these two should be done. And the Prophet system is informing us in a manner that clearly indicates he's approving. And

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in a way, there's a boost as well, that security will be so much. And this is the point here, security, she is going to travel, fearing none. She's safe. She knows nobody is going to harm her. Because of that she's traveling. And the process is telling her she's traveling, and he's not recommending that travel. What does that indicate? So dear brothers, before you jump to only one Hadith and one might have that's fine, I understand, at least respect and tolerate the other and then understand sometimes sometimes, given the modern world that we live in, to be too strict is going to backfire. And it will cause people to turn away from religiosity. So our sister said she's

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aware of the debate. She wants my two cents if you like, I appreciate her trust in me and wanting me to summarize, I hope that inshallah to Allah with this, I have made the question clear that any MOBA travel, any travel that is in and of itself permissible and especially if it is done for a good cause she is visiting a relative, you know, she's visiting her parents, she's attending an Islamic conference, she's going for Hajj and Umrah and overall she's in the company of righteous people as a group hedge Group. We all know hedge groups of America mashallah, you know, 50 100 people, they're all going they're going to take care of her and everything. And he frankly, frankly, that safety is

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in many cases higher than if she goes to the mall all alone in her local in her local area. Right. So to make that haram because of an interpretation of the Hadith, yeah, and I think that that is not wise in our times, and I respect all positions out there, but you asked me my opinion, and I think that the Shaffir school that had been told me and others, this is what really makes sense in our times. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best Inshallah, with that we will end for today and continue next speak with an eye to Allah. wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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