Life in the Barzakh pt.10 Final Lecture with extended Q&A
Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali, he was IVIG Marina Marburg. Welcome to our 10th, and our last episode in the series of the Bozak. And in today's lesson, I promised there's gonna be extended q&a. But before we get there, there are two miscellaneous topics that we need to do. The first of them I delayed to the very end. And the second one I just added on today, just FYI for myself and all that was just a benefit inshallah the first one I deleted the very end, because it is a question that, frankly, for most of us, it is one of the most important questions of the entire issue of the bursa. And that is, can we
meet the souls of the deceased? And I delayed this question to the very end, now that we've covered all of the issues of the bodies off, now the issue comes, can the souls of the living, meet with the souls of the dead? And also, do the souls of the dead meet with one another? Or are they completely separate and disconnected from one another? There is nothing in the Quran that confirms or denies this entire realm. Explicit, there is nothing that is explicit about the Ottawa meeting one another. However, Sommaruga might have derived implicit evidences, they have derived indirect allusions to the meeting of the soul. So for example, in Surah Nisa, verse 69, so that the Nyssa 69 One the altar
Illa, Hawara, Sula, HuFa will I come I Latina and I'm Allahu Allah him Mina nabina was to the Pino show her that he was saw the Hain what has sunnah Hola, Erica. Ruff Rafi Ha, okay, those who obey Allah and His Messenger shall be with the ones whom Allah has favored. Then a been the subroutine the shahada and the salah Hain and what a great companionship. What a great group to be with even a pm writes in his book it tabula rasa that this being with the group, this being with them is something that occurs in this world. And in the Barossa and in Jana,
the being with them for Allah Allah, Allahu Allah him in in Urbina was to dip into a Shahada. It was sudden a hint. So to be with all of these, it is going to happen in this world and in the Gaza and in the Hereafter. And that is because a person is with those whom He loves Omar, Omar Iman or hub, and both of them have no claim. And other scholars as well have derived from the verse of Ali Imran that what are the seven the Lydian apostrophe Sevilla here and watch don't think the ones who have died in the way of Allah are dead. No, they are alive with ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala we establish the rune. They are looking forward to the good news to the Bashara from Allah subhanho wa Taala and they
are waiting for those that lemmya Obey Him they haven't yet come to them. The fact that they are waiting, the fact that they're anticipating the next group that hasn't yet arrived indicates what that they are going to meet the Ottawa okay. So, this is I would say a very good indirect evidence for this regard. However, both of these evidences deal with the Ottawa have the dead meeting with the Ottawa have the dead, there is nothing about the Ottawa have the living meeting with the Ottawa have the dead right. So, both of these evidences are indirect and they are not explicit but it is especially the the idea of your stepchildren being amateur ly that they are waiting for the good
news from Allah subhanho wa Taala and they are happy waiting for those that love me or help obey him that they have left them behind and they're waiting for them to come. So this is a very clear indirect indication. However, there is an explicit Hadith that solves this issue and that hamdulillah it is authentic Unlike yesterday's long discussion, we had to go over and hamdulillah it is an authentic hadith in the Sunnah of women Nyssa narrated from Abu Huraira the Allahu Taala and that it is a long Hadith that when the time of death comes for the believer, this from the Prophet system of what is narrating that the Mother of Mercy come with silk garments, we have done all of
this the medulla Aker say come out all the time of the year ilaro Hilah, who were a hand we've done all of this, they will go up they will come down the angels will praise them etc etc. The angels will say what beautiful perfume then this is a phrase I did not do when we began because I wanted to delay it here. Then failure to be here or wha ha meaning they will bring this new rule to the Ottawa of the believers. So they
A new soul will meet the soul of the believers. Fella whom a shot do Farah Hamby he made a hottie kombucha AB ya could do more IV when the believers me to this new calmer. Listen to this. They are happier than when one of you receives a long awaited visitor coming back from a journey. How happy you are. Suppose your son has gone Your mother has gone Your daughter has gone Your wife has gone when they come back, you are so happy. The prophets have said the believers are happier when they see their new friend the new movement coming from this world that they haven't met for so long. They are happier than this famous Aluna who murder for Allah Phoolan murder for Allah Fudan. This is a
very interesting Hadith. So the Arwa have the dead ask is this soul living or dead?
Dead but he is newly data newly minted that Masha Allah, He is the freshest coming from this dunya. They asked him about what happened with so and so what happened with so and so. And this is amazing, which means what they are fully cognizant, they're fully aware they have a monitor their list, whereas so and so what's the news? So they want to hear the news of what's happening in this dunya. And this also shows that they have no contact with this dunya other than what's going to happen now. Okay, they have no specific means of contact. Now, the issue of the dead hearing and whatnot. As we said, it's a controversial one and Insha Allah, maybe they probably hear but even if they hear they
are most likely just aware of the presence of their of their disease, as we said, or sorry, not of the disease of their relatives when they come to visit them. It's not as if you have a two way conversation. Okay? Nonetheless, this hadith is clear. There may yet the new mayor to the nearly dead person, we should say, is going to update the others about what has happened with so and so. So they're asking, Where's my relative? Where's he meaning? He's not, he's not dead yet. Right? We're waiting for him to come. So they will say, for your coluna dot O for India who kinda feel homey dunya some of them will say, Let him rest. He has just exhibited the misery of this world. You know,
subhanAllah when a long lost visitor comes right? The relatives surround him buzzy, there's not one of them said and he's just come back let him freshen up and go right same thing in the era happening. Okay, same thing in the AF era. Others will say guys chill relaxed. The guys just come from the grief of this dunya let him acclimatized before you jump up and gang up on him. This shows us the Ottawa have the deceased are eagerly awaiting for news from the world of the living. And when any time a new person comes, they surround him they gang up on him until somebody feels merciful guys just calm down. He's just come you know, let him acclimatized, then the man will say the May it
will say you asked about so and so called the mat. Amma attack calm. The person you asked me about. He's already dead. hasn't he come here? Where is he?
And they say, Oh, this means for the zoo here. But be he Isla Omaha where this means he has gone down. They're not up here. And this is an indication that the one who goes to available cover is disconnected from speaking and talking, which is totally understandable. They have their own issues to deal with. They don't have the luxuries of meeting and interacting and greeting that is for the believers. That is for the Ottawa of the Saudi Hain of the Olia of them with talking that they have the luxury of interacting of chillaxing. Relaxing, getting up to date. They have that but as for the others No. And so when they asked about so and so the new the newly made yet the newly made theater,
the newly deceased we should invent a term for this right? The one who's just passed away. He's like, What do you mean, that guy passed away before me? Where is he? And then they realize that if he's not with them, and he's not in Atlanta living, there's only one other place he's gone? And that is for own Mohawk? How are we as in the Quran, so he has gone to the down place, meaning the place that is not over there. And then the Hadith goes on about the kaffir and the other that comes after him. So this is an explicit evidence authentic from the words of the prophets of salaam that affirms the souls of the living, sorry, the souls of the dead, are interacting with the souls of the dead.
Is that clear? Right now? Is there any evidence that the souls of the living interact with the souls of the dead? That is the question, Does anybody have any evidence off the top of your heads?
Excellent point here.
Our brother mentions one such evidence, and that is,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Whoever sees me in a dream has truly seen me, because the shaytaan does not impersonate to me.
This is an explicit affirmation that the souls of the living can interact with the soul of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in particular excellent, and the other evidence that the souls of the living can see the souls of the deceased
this is we're going to get to it but that's not an evidence from the Quran and Sunnah. It is, stories that are mentioned
evidence number two is solid marriage. And to the best of my knowledge, I could not think of any other than these two so much all you got the two of you mentioned any other we can add it here and I will credit you Inshallah, to Allah, we all benefit from one another, I could not think of a new third one. Two evidences come to mind. The first of them seeing the Prophet sallallahu Sallam a dream, the second of them, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Israel will mirage. Now, in this case, it wasn't a dream. He was in a state of wakefulness. But what is the key point here? he interacted with the ROI of the prophets. They are one of the prophets. He spoke with them. They were
fully cognizant of what's going on. They're asking him about the job, the day of judgment we talked about in our previous lessons, right? They're saying what's going on? What has he caught me at this and that they're questioning him about the situation in this dunya. So they're fully cognizant, and the prophets of Psalm is fully alive, and they are having a proper conversation with each other. Right. So these are clear evidences that the people of this world can interact with the deceased. Now, as for the evidences from the stories of the Sahaba, and their own, and from the stories of our ancestors on the Salah, Hain and even us, this is something that Abraham and others say is tawa
Torah till ummah. This is something that every generation mentions without exception, and I am positive even in this audience, we have many people who have interacted with their deceased who have gone on, they have seen them in a dream and something poignant, something personal, something very relevant. They know that this is something that they have interacted with the relative or the deceased, and something that gives them a sense of Sakina and peace. And our brother mentioned something from the sahaba. And there's not just this there are 1000s upon 1000s of narrations, especially when the righteous ruler map has away their students, right. And they record I saw him in
a dream, and this happened. And I did this and I did that.
And I can also mention personal stories, not that I want to go and get involved with this, but I myself have witnessed a number of times even when my one of my beloved teachers passed away, I saw a dream that was very vivid, and it was something that was very clear to me
what what it wasn't and also relatives of mine and others and this is something that every one of us who I think it is very common, that that was not something that is very rare, and if no one mentions this and many scholars mentioned that now, a very important point here though very important point. When you see a relative in a dream me and you, the Prophet SAW Selim said, if you see him in a dream Shavon cannot take his form. What does this imply? It implies there is the potential or the possibility that Shavon can deceive somebody and pretend to be someone that the deceased someone that the living person knows, because the one person the shaytaan cannot imitate a zoo is the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam therefore, because of this, we say it is possible to see your deceased in a dream. And it is possible the deceased will tell you something of significance or importance. But you cannot base a legal verdict or ruling on what you see in a dream. You cannot change the Sharia. You cannot go to a court of law and say oh, my relatives came to me in the dream and said that that land is does not work that way.
And it will not hold up even in any court. Even in an Islamic court and you are truthful. It doesn't matter. We do not base laws on dreams. Now. You see a deceased and the deceased says, you know, so and so my son, my brother, what not. I have a debt that I owe to that person, please repay my debt.
This is an emotional issue. Feel free
to pay the debt, but it is not something that you can go to a court of law and sue the other person for you get my point here. This is not reason and logic it is emotions and no problem. No problem as long as these are within the realm of the Sharia no dream can make the Haram Halal no dream can make the halal haram no dream can make a wajib no dream can be used as a legal evidence. But if someone who you really and of course, it goes back to intuition, if you really feel that you have seen a relative and the relative is saying something that is very personal, very, very, you know, specific, it is up to you, you use your gut instinct to whether I should act upon it or not, as long as it is
within the realm of the Sharia. And it is something that does not change the hippo of other people, you may act upon that no problem. So the the conclusion of this first part we're gonna go to the second part before q&a is that it is in fact possible for the souls of the living in their dreams to meet the souls of the dead. As for while in a state of wakefulness, this does not happen to us, our Prophet system was an exception, because he went to a store in Mirage, and that is a different scenario, we do not interact with the souls of the dead while we are awake, that does not happen only when we are asleep. Because when we are asleep, our souls enter a realm that is one step before
the Barza. And the souls in the Barza. If Allah wills, they can come out to this interim, where our souls are in the dream, because when we die, we do not enter the button. Sorry, when we're in dreaming that day, when we're dreaming, we do not enter the body. We do not do that. Rather, our souls leave our bodies and they go to a realm where land which is one step before the Barossa and if Allah wills you cannot dictate it. There is nothing you can do a lot of people say I want to see so and so in a dream what can I do? Nothing you can make dua to Allah other than that, nothing. There is no there's not some type of ritual that you follow to see somebody and your dream doesn't work
that way. It is something that happens as a gift from Allah subhana wa Tada to those whom he chooses. And if you don't see a deceased in a dream, don't read in, there's something wrong. No, there are many righteous who passed away, and they don't come in people's dreams. It's Allah. Allah azza wa jal chooses what he wants. So if you see someone a dream, hamdulillah and if you don't tell hamdulillah don't read in either way. And as I said, these dreams cannot make the Haram halal, nor can they be used in any court of law. But these are emotional dreams and feel free to act upon them, as long as the hook are being given from the disease to somebody else, not the other way around,
right? If the deceased comes in, says, Hey, take $100 from so and so he owes me money doesn't work that way. Doesn't work that way. But the other way around, if the hack is for the deceased, and against somebody else, right? Now, this is much more easier. Nobody's going to say no, when you give $100 to somebody else, they Oh, I just want to give this as a gift on behalf of my father. And I know, in my own extended circle, it has happened that somebody passed away. And he came to his son and said, You know, I also and so money, and he had money, but he just didn't write a will or something. So the son went to that person. And the person said, How did you know I plan to forgive?
I mean, when he passed away, and the sunset, I saw him in a dream. And my father told me give the money to so and so this is like clearly anyhow, you can tell because the guy who the money was owed to said I'm not going to make a fuss. I'm not going to embarrass the family. You know, the person's died. He owes me the money. And the one who died that debt was on his vim it was in his hammock and no doubt he was suffering as a result suffering meaning inconvenience. So Allah azza wa jal allowed him to come in the dream to his son and say, Look, I also in so money, pay him that money, and the son just goes and pays the money. And the man is shocked these types of things. And they are
mutawatir. They are well known. Now again, we don't base our Sharia on it. But nonetheless, it is something that we can accept no problem. So with this, we then come to the final issue. Oh, by the way, so how long will this last with this, the state of the bodies of last, the state of the body will obviously last until the trumpet is blown. Okay, that is the ending of the state of the buzzer. And this is of course, we have one section left I'm gonna go to but we're finishing off the actual buzzer within our theology. And I just want to say that it's a good segue to then mentioned the next series that I'll be doing which is obviously beginning with the trumpet being blown and then we're
going to have an intensive series about the actual day of judgment insha Allah Huhtala and then after that, we're going to go to what
Genda inshallah not Jahannam Okay. We will talk about Jahannam but we will go to Jana insha. Allah to Allah and talk about Jana and then explain Jahannam now before I open the floor for q&a, I would like to do 20 minutes of lecture left inshallah I decided I'll do some
thing unique, I've never done this before, but just inshallah something different.
I went over in 10 lessons, a fairly detailed this is a fairly detailed I will say this is advanced intermediate advanced, this is not a basic level, we went over in a lot of detail and more advanced and this was really going to a level that only experts do we have done a very, very thorough job of explaining what we know about Bozak from within the framework of the Quran and the Sunnah. And Inshallah, in our next series, beginning in January, will then begin from post Bozak with the trumpet and they're now what's left, I decided to do something I've never done it before. Quickly, very briefly go over what do other groups within Islam but not within Sunni Islam say about the
Baroque and the hereafter? Okay, what do the other Faruk believe. Now, of course, we mentioned Sunni Islam. And as we're all aware, or some of us are where she was in all of us. Some of us are aware that historically speaking Sunni Islam has been categorized into three very, very close strands, the authority, the Ashanti, the maturity, and the fact of the matter is that these three strands, unfortunately, some people make the differences between them larger than they need to be. And they are really so similar to one another, that this entire series indicates that the authority Ashati and Mercury the theologians have zero disagreements when it comes to the issues of Buddhism and
akhira, and Kobo and Arwa. And throughout these 10 lessons, I was quoting all of these scholars interchangeably. Unfortunately, sometimes some people want to make these issues bigger than they are. And in reality, there is no need to do that. I can quote you as Ali I can quote you and tell me I can go to you by hottie I can go to a eg I can go to a joinI. And all of these scholars are saying the same thing. Because in reality, the differences between these strands are very, very minut. And they don't need to be made bigger than they are so at hamdulillah all of mainstream Sunni Islam, all of classical Sunni Islam, because the advanced students do know, even within Sunni Islam, we have
multiple mini strands, or I should say currencies that are not strands. But when it comes to these issues, by and large, the classical currents are all the same zero ft laugh. How about non suneet movements, let's begin with the more Tesla, the more a Tesla have typically been the the other, from which soon ism always derives its own, they refute more Tesla to then derive their own theology. And the claim was that the more Tesla deny that will cover and they deny name will cover this was the claim, the more Tesla deny these things. But in reality, when you go to their teachings and the writings, they do not deny, either will cover a name will cover. And this is one of those things
that once again, when you look at the inter polemics of the groups, a lot of times one group will smear the other and that smear or that stereotype will then last, and nobody's gonna then do the research and say, what do they actually say. And so what happened was that one or two of the early Morteza, they did deny double cover, but mainstream water Zillow, they affirmed a double cover. And the most famous theologian of the Morteza His name is called the Abdul Jabbar. And he has written a movie and many chat and many, many writings, and how they abdul-jabbar affirms the Barossa he affirms Mancha, Nikhil he affirms a double cover and name will cover. So the more Tesla agree with
all of these things, just like the Sunnis do, the third group we're going to quickly do is the about the year and the about the year are the only group that are still remnants of the ancient hydrates, but they're not quite hydrates anymore. Over the course of the last
centuries, they have evolved, and the body are the official theology of the country of Oman. And they have slight differences in theology. But when it comes to again, I thought we'll cover and Jana and Johanna are exactly on the same wavelength as us no differences whatsoever. So these are the non Sunni and non Sharia groups, the more Tesla and the about the now we get to the Shiri groups. Shear ism is a trend that has many different strands within it many different strands. And there's once upon a time there were many dozens of Sringeri strands. In our times, there's only a few, of course the largest one when we say Sherry, most people only think of one primary group these are the Shah
of Iran and a Bahauddin. Others these are called Twelver Shia these are called ethna Asha the Twelver Shia because they believe in 12 Imams, and no doubt they have differences with us in many, many issues. However, once again when it comes to Kiama and Bozak and I
More covered and other will cover. Generally speaking, they're on a very close wavelength with some very small issues as we will see, one of their theologians have to see who died to seek for 60. He writes, whatever the prophet or the Imam tells us about the Ark era, we must believe in it because, according to them a hadith is not just what the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says, if an imam they have a number of Imams, if an imam says something, it takes the status of a hadith is the same to them, because the Imam speaks as if it is from Allah subhanho wa taala. So if an imam says it, it becomes theology. So A to Z writes, whatever the prophets of Allah Salam, or the Imam tells us about
the ACA, we believe in it, such as the Hayato Barza. And then he will cover and the other will cover and the questioning of the two mega Kane and the hold of Ali, it'll be Allah one.
To hold love, Holly, we believe the hell belongs to the prophets. Awesome. So we see some differences here that an ally or they say a mirror, meaning they call them that he will have the hope that he will give water to those who are thirsty, and he goes on and on. Another of the great theologians shall Mofeed who died for 13. He writes that regarding the coming down of the two angels, and they're so all of the people of the cover, this is something we affirm. And there is Iijima of the Shia and the US herbal Hadith, he means Tunis there is Iijima of the Shia and the Sunni is that this will happen. And we believe now this is interesting. And I don't know their
evidence for this. But this is what they said. He said, We believe that the two angels that come to the righteous their names are mo Bashir and Bashir
and the two angels that come to the unrighteous their names are, what wrong, Nokia and Nikhil
what is the evidence? I don't know. But they say that the two angels that come to the righteous are different MOBA, Sharon Bashir, and the two angels that come to the kafir and the unrighteous are Nokia and Nikhil. And by and large, when it comes to Qiyamah, and Jana and Johanna, they are on the same wavelength as us that they affirm in heaven and hell, now, obviously, who gets to heaven and hell, in their theology is a huge controversy. And maybe maybe we'll get there when we get there. But the point is, their conception of its existence is similar to ours now.
All of these groups, they affirm an era and Abaza and either name will cover and that is why generally speaking, we consider them to be from within the fold of Islam. And I have said this very explicitly, even the first month that came about an extended q&a that these groups that I just mentioned, generally speaking, the Ummah considers them within Islam, even if we disagree, sometimes very vehemently disagree with some other theologies, but we don't expel them from Islam. And this is an indication because here's the point, dear brothers and sisters, somebody to believe in to angels coming down. And to believe that there is hierarchy in the Barossa. It shows that they believe in
what Allah and His Messenger have said, There is no other source of this knowledge. So deep down inside, there's something that they're believing there's an ark era, and there's piano, and there's heaven and hell, and there's going to be two angels. And there's two out of the two angels. There is some level of Eman that they're having in order for them to do that. And that is why generally speaking, mainstream Islam has not considered these to be there or within mainstream them. When I say mainstream Islam, I mean, they're within Yanni, the ummah of Islam. We disagree with their theology, and their issues of the Sahaba and whatnot, but they are not outside the fold of Islam
generically. Now, let us go a little bit further than them. And now we begin to see stranger beliefs, beliefs that, frankly, I don't even have time to explain to because they are totally different paradigm totally different. And we begin with the next felucca of Shia Islam. Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention the twelvers. They say this disease of Yemen, they're also called the fibers they also believe like the more Tesla in the body, so they're exactly the same. They believe in one carrier Nikhil, they believe in So Alan mela Kane, they believe in harbours here. So the Zedi of Yemen Yemen has around 40% of Yemen is sad. And you know, there's some issues and tensions that
are political in nature, theologically, there's a these are the closest of the Shia groups to Sunni Islam. And at one level, you can't tell feel sorry for them because the Sunnis consider them Shia and the twelvers consider them to be Sunni. So Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, they're smack dab in the middle, because they say generally speaking, I will. Buchan and Omar are not the best but they're good people. They're not bad people. So they are okay, but Ali was better than them.
To say this in Sunni Islam means you have begun Shia to show you. So we look at them as the first stepping stone to to show you and for the twelvers to say that Abu Bakr and Omar had a legitimate Khilafah means you're a Sunni. You get the point here, right? So the 12 is considered as a distribution. And the Sunnis consider this to be Shia. And so they are kinda sorta La Ilaha, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah and that has given them a fierce independence, intellectual independence, they're known, and that's why some Iranian Shogun and others they come from that strand of Islam when it comes to these issues that are 100% on the same wavelength as US Heaven and Hell. Moncada,
Nikki rideable COVID-19 will cover all of it is exactly the same. And they're also called fiber, Shia. So we did fiber Shia, we did Twelver Shia, which one is left now, seven or Shia, okay, seven or Shia, also called a smarty, Leah Ismailia. Now Ismailia are very, very complicated to discuss. And that is, for many reasons of them is because they themselves are divided into a number of groups. It's not just one group. And for the purposes of our quick class here, because I know there has to be extended q&a, we will briefly say that is my it is for the purposes of our class. So they're more advanced than this. And if you take the class I'm giving next semester, by the way free
plug here, allow me to do that I'm teaching a class at the Islamic Center of America. If you want to take that we'll go into a lot of detail about various theologies and whatnot. For the purposes of this lecture, I'll say Smiley's are primarily three groups, three groups. The first of them are the dawoodi Bohra. The second and m are the Nizar at Agganis. And the third of them are the Guru's, okay, these are all three existent groups, there were more that are no longer existent. But in our times, these three groups are existent. They're alive, they're, well, they're healthy, physically speaking, and they are in the millions, all of them. The other honeybees are around 15 million, so
they are a good quantity, it's not trivial, the dawoodi Bohras are at least 2 million, and the loser the loser, at least 1 million. So these are large groups, all three of them, emanate from the Ismay, the strand of sheer ism. Okay, all three of them are under the rubric of ismart really sheer ism. Now, it's my really theology is something that is very atypical to Sunni to Sunni understanding. And I don't have the time, nor is this the place to go into those issues. I'm going to be very, very simplistic. So the advanced students that are online are in the audience, please forgive me. But sometimes when you teach something, you have to teach it in a simple manner. Generally speaking, a
summary theology takes its origins from what we call Neo platonic thoughts, Plato, and then the Christian, original Christian authors who took the ideas of Plato and then regurgitated them and did did their own interpretations. And to be very simplistic is my idealism believes that there's something called the active intellect and ocular alpha. And this active intellect it emanates out like waves of the sun, its power, and that emanation allows the creation of the world. And that creation goes through multiple circles or multiple phases, they believe in nine different circles of existence. And we are at the very bottom, the very end of it. So in a nutshell, their cosmology is
radically different than our own. And their understanding of God is radically different than our own. And this is going to be shown now, when it comes to their beliefs in the Acura and the Barsuk, and gender and jahannam. And that's why I'm saying I want you to understand that the groups that believe in an Acura generally speaking, they're within Islam, we can understand them, right. They believe in judgment and whatnot, then you get to other groups, they're just very atypical from what we are accustomed to. And so let us begin with the ones that is the closest to
soon DISM, and that is the dawoodi Bohras. Because what happened was there was this schism between two brothers of the Fatimid dynasty, Nizar was on one side and the wood was on the other side. And that schism made two big branches of a summer it is split up amongst them. So on the one hand, you had the Bora, and the other hand, you had the Agha honeys, and the Bahara represent a regional Ismail realism, which goes back to around 300 400 Hijra original ismaily doctrine and the original ismaily doctrine even though it's a bit strange from our ears, nonetheless, there is within it Sharia and Salah and Zakah and Hajj and so on. And overall a belief in the genre it's not
emphasized. Their books of theology are more interested in the level of the Imams, but deep down inside they do affirm
or heaven and hell, and they do aim to get into agenda this is buhari, buhari dawoodi Sheer ism and that is why it is my own wish they had and Allah knows best. The Bahara are within the fold of Islam because they believe in the Kalima and they pray and they fast and they do search there and they read Quran and they go for Hajj and Umrah and there is religiosity amongst them, even though their beliefs are very strange but still meaning from Sunni Islam, I mean, and He compared them, but still there is level of religiosity amongst them and those people from India who interact with the Buddha, you know, this, you know this from your own interactions with them. However, what happened was that
the in Izadi branch, the Agha honey branch, it took a sharp right or left turn, and
one of their Imams who is called Al Hassan Allah Vickery his salaam, he
essentially completely changed his mighty theology, or I should say, algo honey theology, and he claimed that Kayama had taken place in his own timeframe.
And he said, we are now living on Jana on earth. And he said, There is no Shediac anymore like there was no Shediac for Adam and Jana.
And because of this, the Nizar ad branch or the honey branch took a very different route. And they considered the Shetty that we follow to be outdated and irrelevant. So there is no Salah in that branch of its magnetism, there is no Zakah the way that we do it, they pay some money to the Imam, there is no fasting the way that we do it. There is no hedge nothing of this nature, they do not pray, they do not lower their head any five times a day, even though once every while they might do a sedge, the one says there is no raka there is no Fatiha. It's not like that. And there jamatkhana As they have rituals that they do in which they recite hymns in ancient Gujarati called G nuns, they
recite these genomes and in these G nuns, there is a notion of transmigration of souls. Do you know what that means?
The soul goes from one after death the soul goes from one person to another person. There is no there is no concept of Heaven and Hell anymore. The souls are trans migrating.
And this is something that emanates from Gnostic religions and we still have it in Buddhism and in Hinduism. Okay, that issue of reincarnation is called transmigration of the souls. It is not something that is coming directly from the Quran. However, this is found in the genomes however.
Agha Khan the third who is the grandfather of the current Karim Aga Khan. Agha Khan the third.
He's the famous Agha Khan that was active when Pakistan was founded. You know, the one that was weighed in platinum and silver and gold that guy. His son was passed over. His son was married to Rita Hayworth Agha Han, the third son lived a lifestyle that we would consider to be profligate, and a playboy lifestyle is well known, and the sun was passed over. So I'll Gohan the third the for the first time in in Emami history, he passed over his living son, and he made his grandson who at the time was a junior at Harvard, in 1950, or something, okay. He was a 20 year old, 20 year old one year old kid at Harvard. He made his grandson the Imam, and that current grandson is now Prince
Karim. So to redeem the 49th imam or whatever. So that is the current Imam. So the father was passed over because of the lifestyle because of and it's well known you read his stories and it would not have been disastrous, so he gave it to the grandson. Agha Khan The third was the one who codified modern design at Agha Khan. He thought he was the one so Agha Khan is used to wear the hijab there was some semblance of religiosity of what Agha Khan The third was the one who said no more hijab, get rid of this we're going to dress like and live like Europeans and whatnot and Sunnah and zecca was codified nothing like this, we don't do anything of this nature. So there is no Salah and Zika.
And amongst his changes or whatever, he was literally asked about reincarnation and heaven and hell. And he gave a very philosophical answer, in which he essentially said that the soul moves from one sphere to another sphere until it will go and reunite with the highest intellect. Okay, so this is a very platonic theology, which we don't quite understand in our Sunni paradigm. It has to do with Plato and his notion of the of the active intellect and whatnot. And so he's basically in a very gentle way, saying that the souls are supposed to rise up every time they come back, which is essentially reincarnation until finally it reunites with the active intellect, but he didn't
He explicitly it's very couched language. So he didn't want to cause too much of a of a tension. So this is the og ohanaeze. Now we move to the third branch and that is who the Druze and the Druze are the smallest of the Ismaili. Shia, and they broke away, and the time of the ultimate Khalifa al Hakim be umbrella, and they consider al Hakim, the umbrella to be God incarnate. They said Al Hakim is a manifestation of God Himself. And they don't call themselves gurus they call themselves more hidden. They call themselves the people of Tawheed. And they're around a million a million people. And the gurus are one of the most secretive branches of Islam. And in fact, they don't even consider
themselves to be Muslim, generally speaking, but they are emanating from Islam, by the way for the youngers in the audience, George Clooney, his wife is from this branch. Okay, that that That lady is from this dude's branch. The elders have no clue does God have their estate that way?
When it comes to the ark era, when it comes to the ark era, the gurus are very explicit. The guru's believe in reincarnation and transmigration. The gurus don't believe in Heaven and Hell, they don't believe in Bozarth, they deny Tiama there is no such thing as the AMA. If you are a good Druze, you will be reincarnated in a better doodoos. Next time you next time you come to life, okay? And they believe as well, that the soul cannot exist without the body, that as soon as the soul is taken away, it must enter a body. So as soon as somebody dies, the soul enters a baby somewhere in the world. Okay, that is their theology. And they also believe that the number of souls is finite. I
don't know how they tally that up with human populations, increasing lottery, I don't know, they believe that the number of souls is finite, they also are pretty sexist in that, if you were a male, do you see your reincarnation will be to another male? Or is it up or down, meaning if you're good or bad, female do to Z female up or down. So the soul also has a gender. So the soul cannot go into the other gender. And the gurus have a hierarchy of people. 85% of them are called Johanna. This is what they call themselves. I'm not calling them this. Juvenile means they don't know what the religion is. And 15% are called What are they called? Call or call people of intellect. Okay, now,
this is interesting. The guru's as a point of theology do not teach 85% of their people, their theology, and their content with that 85% of their own people are content that we don't care. We don't know anything about our theology, we just do lose. It's a cultural manifestation. Only 15% are initiated and taught. And then some of them become a call and all they were special turbans and they have a special mustache that you if you live in Lebanon, you know, they live in the jungle does the famous Yanni area over there. And of course, in our times, the Israeli government has adopted them, and they are very active in Israel. And they have a special branch of the IDF. The IDF, a special
branch or a very elite branch, one of the most harsh against the Palestinians is the Guru's and they are enemies of Yanni had there's a lot of animosity between gurus and between the Sunnis. The point is, from their perspective, this notion of souls, the goal is to keep on doing a good life so that you become higher and higher until you're resurrected in the call. And then within the call, they have a hierarchy and then there's the ultimate share the big guy, and then if you get to that level, then you live a good life, then your soul will be reunited with the active intellect, which is essentially smiley theology. Okay, and the active intellect is essentially God Himself. Okay. So
this is the this is the notion of the gurus. Now the final group that we're going to do, and the group that's left anybody knows which group is left.
Which group is that doesn't we're going to come to which group is left now.
Not caring about that group. They don't even deserve a mention Aslan. I'm not even so the group that is left of classical Islam that we haven't done, and that will be our final good before we open up for q&a is the group known as the other ways are the necessities the other ways or the necessities and
the other ways are no Sadie's. This is a group that a lot of people mistakenly lump with a smiley Islam and this is a big error.
Though no say it is have nothing to do with a smile realism as a trend. They are affected by and they have imported a smiley doctrine.
But the origin of the NOS ladies is actually Twelver. Shiism not a smart realism. The origin of those ladies is Twelver Shiism. Why? Because when the 11th Imam died, Al Hassan lasqueti, of course, history and everybody except for the Twelver Shia, I believe that the 11th Imam did not have a child. Right? This is well known in history that the belief of historians, and the belief of everybody other than Twelver Shia, is that it hasn't asked he died as a young man without getting married. And he didn't have any concubine. He didn't have any slave girl. That's, you know, of course, it's halal to have a concubine, it's hard to get married, he didn't get married, and he died
without a child. What are you going to do when the Imam dies without a child, the biggest crisis of original charity Islam was the death of the 11th Imam without a son. Now, we believe and this is our belief, and I say this without disrespect, because I never want to disrespect a group that bows his head to Allah subhanho wa taala. I never want to do that. And I never want to teach something that will inspire hatred. I disagree with Twelver theology, and I'm Sunni, but I No, see the point in finding the fuels of hatred and fire. That's not what we do. So I'm speaking factually, we Sunnis believe Hassan had asked that he died childless. The Twelver Shia has believed that he had a secret
concubine. And this concubine was pregnant and she was smuggled out and she gave birth in a cave in southern Iraq in Samara. And that secret child was none other than Imam Imam de and the Imam and Maddie is therefore hidden and T has not been seen any for over 1000 something years and so they believe the 12 Imam is Imam will Ha, because he was never seen. And he's still alive. He's still around to this day. And he's still how the now that this is the husband as it is where it comes from, not from the other group. So they believe that the Imam is everywhere and nowhere, that he can be wherever he wants to be. Now, when the 11th Imam died, Hassan Al Askari at Lee least 15 groups
trying to figure out what to do with the death of Hassan Alaska, because it's a theological crisis of all those groups only to remain.
One of them is the bulk of Shiism. That's Twelver, Shiism and why it became the bulk it goes back to the the Bob aways and the boy has excuse me, the boy had dynasty and whatnot. That's the boy had visit. That's besides the point, one small splinter group remained, and that is the Norse ladies. Then those ladies are perhaps the smallest of the classical sects of Islam. And they were called loose ladies throughout their entire history after Ibn Northside, who was their founder and the student of Hassan Al Askari. This man. No Slade was a student of Hassan Al Askari. And He then began preaching a very different theology. And to be brutally honest, and I don't mind being a little bit
harsh with those groups because they are not with within Islam. Obviously we understand the rules. And we believe that his bodies and the societies they are not really considered to be Muslim. When you do not bow your head down to Allah when there is no Salah there is no Quran, there is no vicar there is no Ramadan, then there is no Islam. The other groups we mentioned they have all of these things, but these final groups, nothing. And the NOS ladies are as we know now because the as you should all know, the people in charge of Syria, they are from this branch, only around 100 years ago, they began calling themselves other ways this term was unknown in Islamic history, the term
either we was unknown in Islamic history, they only invented this term. Why? Because they wanted to get some type of recognition with the Muslims because Ali and Allah we sounds better than no Sadie were to do with with Ali. And they have a very bizarre Trinity. Trinity they believe in a Trinity that is again, this is not the time to get to that I kid you not I have taught advanced classes about these things. Without exaggeration, the students get a headache when I try to explain their theology. It's so bizarre from what we are used to. And frankly, they themselves don't know their theology out of all of the groups of Islam. Perhaps this group is the most secretive.
They do not allow the publication of their own books to get access to their original books. It is something that is almost impossible. And in fact, the first any famous person to expose this group was somebody from within their own camp by the name of Sony, Amanda Fundy, around 150 years ago, he became a Christian, and he was one of their shoe. And when he became a Christian
And he wrote an expose a of the neuroscientists. And he called it about Cora Soleimani. Yeah. And this was published. And he explained for the first time in detail, the theology and the psychology and the history of the noose, ladies, and he mentioned some very, very outrageous things which we now know to be true. They, those ladies coaxed him back, they bribed him, they promised to protect him. They said, We forgive you what not when he because he went into exile, outside of Lebanon, they brought him back to Syria, excuse me, they brought him back and they burned him alive, they cut him up to pieces, and they completely exterminated his body and whatnot to make an example, this is
what's gonna happen when you expose our, our theology. I have a copy of the bakudo Solomon yeah, by the way, Inshallah, when I teach the class, we will go over this, these issues are what they believe now, what do they believe, so they believe, like the gurus in the transmigration of the souls, however, they go even beyond this, and it is essentially just like Buddhist and Hindu beliefs, at least the gurus, they believe the human soul will enter another human body. As for the other ways, or the societies, we should call them, they believe the soul can enter anything, even animals, even plants and rocks and stones, which is essentially the belief of some Jonnie karmic dharmic religions
as well. So the belief of the nose, ladies, there is no heaven and hell, there is no resurrection, there is no Tiama the soul, if it was a good entity will go to a higher level. And if it was a bad entity, it will go to a lower level, until it will break away from the chain of humanity. If it is a good person, eventually, it will become a part of the Divine nor Nuri Ilahi. And the soul will become God, then, and that is why, amongst the masses of the societies, and I know this for a fact, I've spoken a number of them, they believe this is a massive stick, that when the thunder is heard, this is like the gods speaking or the rule of the believers that have become Gods now, right? So the
rule becomes the God himself. So the goal is the rule who's gonna rise up until it becomes the notary Elahi. And this is a belief that has nothing to do with Islam. And that's why their, their understanding in this world as well is so bizarre and weird. Now, why did I mention this, this tangent about all these groups, believe it or not, to actually bring about a sense of
unity with the groups that actually believe in karma? Because when you compare and contrast these last three groups, with the first five or six, you can see a clear demarcation Can you not, and this demarcation, is the demarcation of Eman. And
it's as simple as that. No matter what you want to say about the beliefs of the first few groups, at least they believe in gender and Jahannam and Kiama and hisab. And resign and a double and I will cover and what not. And anybody who's going to believe in this el mal high, because this minimal high, anybody who's going to believe in this, where are they getting that from?
From Allah subhanho wa taala. And therefore those other groups might have some major errors and mistakes, I'm not excusing that. But in the end of the day, in my humble opinion, and this is the position of the vast majority of Allah ma, anyone who says La ilaha illallah, Muhammad Rasool Allah and affirms the general issues of dough heathen, Imana, resell and after, generally speaking, they're within Islam. And these other last groups that we have done they don't do that. Therefore they're outside the fold of Islam Jade, with this insha Allah Allah we conclude by an call for action, and then we open up for for q&a. And we also have people that are asking from overseas as
well. So give them some time. The call for action is as follows. These 10 lessons, these 10 lectures that we've given about the buzzer
I want you to really think long and hard what is the impact of this knowledge on our lives because
me and you will be a part of that world very soon. If not tomorrow, day after tomorrow, maybe even today, we will enter this world very soon.
Every single ancestor of mine and yours from the time of Adam is right now in the bursa
and every single child of ours that is born or will be born until Kiyama will enter that Barraza it is an inevitable reality. Woman whare him Bella Rosa Han Illa yo Mobifone in front of them is that Baratza until the day they are resurrected. My goal my purpose with this knowledge isn't just so that it is something abstract that we just put on
drew over and life goes on. The goal is that if we truly believe in the Barossa, and inshallah all of us do, that, we make sure that we get the best of the Barossa that we make sure that we are interacting with the Gambia and the solder Hain and the shahada, and those who dictate that we make sure that our cover is are all the material the agenda, and not of the places of Jahannam, that we make sure that the melodica of Rama come, and they take us out gently, and they make us covered up with the fragrances of gender, with the hands of gender with the Kofoed of gender. That's what we want. We don't want the opposite. So this knowledge that we've studied in these 10 lessons, it
should bring about a change in our attitude and our lifestyles. We should prepare for medical vote, we should prepare for Baratza we should prepare for the Kabul as our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I have not seen anything, except that the cover is more terrifying for me than anything I've seen. I will cover is more terrifying, and every one of us is going to be in that state. So the goal of this knowledge that we have and this is why Allah and His Messenger have told us the goal of this knowledge is that it impacts us so that we prepare for that time, and to also realize that as our Prophet sallallahu sallam said, I'll kabru A woman as an admin as
the cover is the first man Zilla from although the Manassa will akhira if the first man Zilla is good, the rest of the month as it will be good. And if the first month Zilla was not good, then the rest will be worse than that. So we need to prepare so that insha Allah hooter, Allah, we have the best of the best at the time of our debts. And what will happen afterwards with this will open the floor in sha Allah to Allah for q&a, and I'll begin with some we haven't handled some live questions here. So
our brother says, that, from Chicago that would if you heard the voice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is shaytaan, forbidden from imitating his voice or only his form? This is a good question.
I do not know of anybody who has just heard the voice of the Prophet SAW Selim and I don't know the answer to this question, to be honest, because the Hadith says for in the hula, you must third will be he doesn't take my missile. And my missile could generally be his form. However, the voice is also a missile to this question. I will say law degree, I don't know the answer to this question. The next question we have is that if the good people go to sleep in the grave, and they will wake up on the day of judgment by saying, who woke us up? How that Mumbai time, Mr. Kadena? How can they be in the Baroque awaiting the trumpet? So we mentioned so the question is as follows. Let me rephrase
it, will the souls of the righteous go to sleep? Or will they be awake? And I mentioned this, I think four or five lessons ago, that in reality, we do not know there is one and only one narration in which the soul is told, go ahead and sleep and it will fall into a sleep until the Day of Judgment. How do we reconcile this with the Hadith I just mentioned, that they're going to be interacting with the people who come
this is from the Elohim.
Allah knows best. If someone were to say hypothetically, that they are active for a timeframe, such that the people whom they knew and loved it is that time from when they're going to come back, because after 100 years, nobody that you knew in this dunya is going to be there. Now, you know, is gone. Now, if they are active for a timeframe, and then they are told to go to sleep. And this will also solve the issue of how can some people live longer than others because some people will be put into that trance until the day of judgment in the end of the day, we do not know and it is a different paradigm and our minds cannot understand the time and how time takes place in the bodies
up. But looking at the evidences a possible interpretation is what I have said that they will be active for a period of time from our juniors perspective. And then after that timeframe, whenever Allah azza wa jal wills, and perhaps perhaps the more Iman they have, the more active they will be. Hence, the Shahid will always be alive and the prophets are alive in their graves. So perhaps, to the level of their Eman, they shall remain active as well in the Baroque before they are told to go to sleep. And this is for the righteous as for the unrighteous, we know that they will be punished until the buzzer happens and Allah Azza until the trumpet is blown, and Allah knows but any
questions for the audience because I want to alternative Yes.
so the brothers saying that if I do something, anything monetary hydromorphone? Can I do it on behalf of one person? Or must? Or must they do it on behalf of one person or can I
give it in portions and shares. So even okay, you mentioned this expressly in others, and that is that you can do whatever you want because it belongs to us position is the swab of the deed, it is yours, and you have the right to credit whomever you want. However, just like if you have $100, and you credited to two people versus credited to one person, is there not a difference? Similarly, if you have one hedge, and you credited to two people, that is not the same as credited to one person, but it is allowed to do that. No problems there.
You may do it, but I just said when you have one, whatever it is, and you do it and it's not a problem to do, right. It's better than nothing much better than nothing. It is allowed to do sisters, any questions? Yes, good.
And the what?
So the sister saying if we see a deceased in the dream and they are in a good place, they're in a good place. Insha Allah Huzzah, this is a positive sign. And we read into that and it is a part of our Eman to interpret positive dreams positively. We're going to come to Inshallah, in one of our lectures, it is not a part of our Eman to read into negative dreams, bad dreams nightmares, we don't think too much about them, because they are not from Allah subhanho wa Taala good dreams are from Allah subhanho wa taala. So when we see a diseased happy, when we see a diseased in a good state, when we see a diseased, you know, enjoying, we take this as a positive sign that is shallow to
another in a good state and the opposite, we just discard it. And if we want to do some dikkat, and good deeds and whatnot for that person, that is also good, but we don't read it. We don't tell other people about any negative dreams. We have a person from online, can you tell us what the Jews and the Christians really about the barstock that is a whole lecture altogether. As for the hood, there is a lot of discussion amongst them. In fact, by and large, many of them don't even believe in piano anymore. They don't believe in an actual physical resurrection. So the modern movements, even many of the Orthodox they don't necessarily believe in an actual piano that's going to take place. And so
they have gone away from the beliefs of their earlier ancestors. And as for the Christians, that is depending on which filter and group that you ask, they have a whole diversity of views. Some of them do affirm
a type of bizarre, a type of Purgatory and others do not do that and maybe an electric we'll go over that inshallah. Question over here.
Is it possible to interact with
the prophets in the browser? The other prophets I think he's asking because we said you can interact with the Prophet Muhammad SAW said and asked for the other prophets. Why not? It is possible to and it has mentioned that Imam Al Bukhari, his mother saw Ibrahim alayhis salam in a dream. And Ibrahim Ali Salam was the one who told him about Mr. Rouhani, his mother about certain things. So this is something that can happen. No problem. Question that. What should we do if we see somebody who's deceased telling us that they're being punished in the cover? Along with Stan, this is a very terrifying thing. We ask Allah's mercy and Rama. Firstly, don't tell anybody the details of these
dreams. We are not supposed to tell bad dreams to anybody. Secondly, if you feel that you should do something on their behalf, feel free to do that. Excellent. And if you want to tell the family and friends of that person, generic things, you know, let's do something on their behalf without telling the details. Because we do not tell the details. It is possible it is possible that this person is somehow Allah is allowing him or her to reach out for help for good deeds. It's possible and it is also possible that shaitan is playing with you. We will not know now Insha Allah we hope that there's a gut instinct, by the way, right? We hope this because there is a Hadith Itakura settlement
for interferon settlement many Hawk fear the intuition of the believer because the intuition of the believer is true. We would hope that the righteous if Shavon wants to deceive, the righteous is going to feel something is not right here. This is not a real dream that is held and if it is an actual relic
tip that is reaching out for help Allah is going to allow that person that the person will feel you know what I should do something. So that is based on intuition. But once again, you cannot base law on intuition. You cannot base an actual verdict on how you feel you can personally do something, no problem. But that's not something that you can make it into law any questions from our brothers who have
not been paid by hospital.
The question is about debt,
and paying off of the debt. So, when it comes to when it comes to the issue of debt, generally speaking, if a person was careless in taking debts, and did not take adequate precautions, and was simply wanting money from people for the sake of money, and lived a careless life, that person will be susceptible to be punished the punishment of debt. However, if a person is being cautious and only takes a debt when he or she needs to, and tries one's best, and as Allah says, Allah knows your Nia, Allah knows what you're trying to do. So the one who takes adequate precautions and the one who was forced into a debt Inshallah, that person is not sinful, per se. Nonetheless, we know that debt
is something that we should try our best to get out of. And as for the issue that you mentioned, obviously, the house is collateral and mortgage so Osland if that needs to be done then that will be sold and will be given back in sha Allah another thing is halal or haram, just saying that's a separate issue altogether. Sisters, any questions, just go ahead Bismillah.
What did I say about that?
Okay, so our sister is saying that, can I talk a little bit more about the issue of Quran phonies, as I said in our last lecture, that the vast majority of classical liberal Emma and scholars and even in our times pretty much all of the strands of Islam, they allow the gifting of good deeds to the deceased and reciting the Quran is a good deed. So it can be gifted to the deceased. That having been said, the issue comes about encouraging the specifics of what day and what procedure and what methodology and I have given a more detailed lecture online, it is called the reality of Buddha. And I go over the various definitions of Buddha in the various schools of Islam. And in that lecture,
you will see, some schools were a bit stricter than others. And some schools said,
to specify the unspecified is a type of Buddha.
So if you're supposed to gift the Quran, that's fine.
But to say, on the 40th day, you should read 40 pages, for 14 idioms are giving example. Okay, what have you done, you have specified the unspecified, okay. And they say that this is now opening up a can of worms, a Pandora's box. So slippery slope. And the other school says, If you do this for logistical reasons, if you just do this for and you understand that this is not from Allah and His Messenger, and you just do it for something to make it easier for the people in and of itself, there's nothing wrong with doing it. And this is another strand of Islam as well. So because of this tension, you will find some people say even those that said, you may gift the Quran to the deceased.
Some of them said you should not do actual Quran harneys. Because what happens in the Quran, Connie, you will specify a time and a date and a place and a location. And you will all pass out one Jews and whatnot and do that. And the other group is going to say, so what is better than nothing. And it's an incentive to get the people together and read a juice for the deceased. You understand what I'm saying here. And in that lecture,
I wanted to allow more academic detail. And I simply said, each paradigm has its proponents and its pros and cons and I left it at that. I want to be very clear here.
I don't consider it something to be bad or evil. At the same time, I am sympathetic to this issue of
opening this door. And people start thinking things to be sooner, that might just be mobile. Right. And this is one such example. The prophets have said I've never explicitly said read the Quran for the deceased. I
Believe it is allowed, but he never did that. Without a doubt.
giving charity for the deceased is better sadaqa Giardia is better. Hygiene O'Meara is the best.
But the perception that the Muslim masses have is what? Quran honey is the best. And see, this is what the other group says, like, Guys, when you start doing something that isn't exactly sunnah, it comes at the cost of an actual sunnah.
You guys following this point, right? And I sympathize with that. At the same time, it's not wrong per se, as long as the people know that this is not something the Prophet system explicitly did, because the other group is saying, and again, Ibrahim is the one who said this, that the concept of gifting the process allowed. And therefore, if he allowed all of these lists, we went over so many things. If somebody had asked him, Can I read the Quran? He would have also said yes, because he's saying yes to everything. So the concept is that it is all permissible. But now you're going to put all of these specific conditions. And then people might not understand that actually, this is not
ecstasy in Islam. So we open up a Pandora's box. And so I'm trying to be
along with Stein, I'm trying to be gentle on both sides. That's really what I'm trying. And I'm trying to say no, I am saying both of these groups need to stop hating on the other side that much. They both have an element of legitimacy to them.
And the same controversy goes for the mold and anti molded camps, by the way, because it's the same thing to specify the unspecified. My position is both of these groups need to chill.
They both have a legitimate paradigm that they're coming from.
Even if maybe because of my last 20 years, maybe it's my own bias. I don't know.
Deep down inside, my sympathies are still somewhat towards the more stricter side, because I am worried about the slippery slope.
I'm worried about this, you know, at the same time, this doesn't mean that the other group is evil or bad. Like I said, if some people are coming together to read the Quran, I mean, what's wrong with reading the Quran? And what else do you expect people to do her emotionally traumatized, they've lost a dead person, what not they want to do something. So our culture has organized Quran honeys, you express communal grief, believe it or not psychotic, psychologically therapeutic.
And in my humble opinion, I understand that no problem it it has a point. So I neither want to encourage but at the same time, I'm not really discouraging so I'm just trying to be very neutral here.
I hope I hope you're that's all I can say, oh boy, this cleaner shall the other final questions. Bismillah. Yes, go ahead.
We had mentioned this earlier, the brothers saying that why is Allah specifically mentioning that don't consider the Shaheed to be dead, they are alive with Allah. Isn't everyone alive? We mentioned I mentioned this in the in the earlier lectures de Hayato. Barossa has of different categories. The highest category is the higher of the prophets, the life of the prophets, and underneath that is the life of the Shaheed and then I just said perhaps lower levels, they might even go into a trance after a while because some Hadith mentioned known to the deceased as well. So the awareness and the life is of different levels and the Shahed level is much higher than that of the average righteous.
That's the point of this of this ayah insha. Allah Yes, final question is solid because we have to mention violence from a good
soldier he said.
So this question I answered in a lot of detail the first month I was here that should we call ourselves Sunnis or not? It's actually in the epic q&a. If you listen to it, I have given a long lecture about this. It's a very good question. It's coming from a point of love that why do we call ourselves anything? And it's a nice question. And we wish we didn't have to, and it's not wajib to nobody's saying I didn't, I'm not saying it's YG. In the end of the day, historically, the OMA has different into 1000s of different interpretations. And for practical purposes. You know, when you want to marry your son and daughter, you want to make sure they're marrying somebody of a similar
mindset, just for harmony. Forget how common hella birds of a feather flock together, right? Forget how a marriage will succeed when
There is rapport between husband and wife right? So husband wife have radically different views about the ology about Mr. Tanaka, what are you gonna you're going to quiz them about the whole candle Eman or you're going to say which generally which group do you belong to? It comes in handy. There's times when it comes in handy, right? So these labels can be divisive and that's wrong. And these tables can be informative and educational and that's the point that we're trying to do and you and I given a longer answer to this inshallah in early lecture, and I have to Okay.
I can't say no to our elderly, explained the more it is Zillow group.
THE MODERATOR Zilla were one of the first groups to rise in early Islam, and they were the ones who persecute the Imam Muhammad and imprisoned him. And they claimed that the Quran is created and the mama said the Quran is uncreated. And the moderator Zillow reinterpreted the attributes of Allah and most significantly, they denied other. They said, We don't believe that Allah controls the creation. They said, Allah knows the future. He doesn't control the future. He doesn't will the future he knows the future. So what happens we do not Allah does. So they said we do our deeds. Allah does not have anything to do with our actions, because they were purely Hellenistic Greek and they said, if
Allah quote unquote, forced us to do it, and then rewarded and punished us this would be unjust on Allah's part, so Allah knows but Allah does not control man creates his or her own deeds. And the Sunnah, said one of the pillars of Eman is cutter. Everything happens with other not a leaf falls except that ALLAH wills it and so many a hadith abakada So the main difference between more Zilla and Sunnis is the issue of Qatar. As I said, when it comes to our Hera and Barza and higher than it is essentially the same as ours. And that's why even if we disagree, it's wrong to deny each other, but there's still Muslims within Islam with this inshallah I will. I'm taking a trip from rasuna I
will be back in Charlotte early January, and we will then in Charlotte, I start our new series which will begin with the trumpet being blown, not the actual trumpet, but we're going to talk about the trumpet being blown. Until then may Allah azza wa jal protect me and you and allow us to benefit from this knowledge welcome to day one and hamdulillah Alameen wa sallahu wa barakaatuh Muhammad Ali also have the edge marine