Channel: Yusuf Estes
Series: Yusuf Estes - Beauties Of Islam
Twenty first episode in Beauties of Islam series by Yusuf Estes.
Episode Title : The only accepted way to Allah is ISLAM.
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah Welcome to beauties of Islam
peace be upon us salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah. My name is Yousef. As this and for the next few minutes in this episode, I want to continue talking about a subject that I brought up previously about the Sharia of Islam and the fact of Islam and the deen of Islam and above all the way to get to God.
In the Quran, we found a verse that we spoke about in another program in Edina, and luckily Islam, Allah is saying, for sure.
The way to a law is Islam submission to him in peace.
And in this segment, what I'd like to do now is talk about another verse in the same chapter or surah of the Quran
is this chapter three, Allah moron, verse 85. And here a law says, while mommy of the tongue he guiro, Islam, Medina, follow you, beloved men who are who are feeling a purity mental ha, serene.
It's often translated to say, whoever wants religion other than gods, he's not going to accept it, and they're going to go to hell, well,
there's nothing wrong with that, except that it doesn't include enough information for you to understand the comprehensiveness of the details that are spelled out here.
It says that,
more or less that
whoever desires a different way, a way other than the one that Allah has made available for you, the one that he's prescribed for you the one that he has ordered you to follow. If you try to come up with something else, then no, he's going to reject that. He's not going to accept that. And in the Hereafter, of course, whoever would do that be a loser. Let make sense. Because my go to work on a job. And I show up in the morning, get my hard hat on chicken at the clock and put my name in there, get my tool bag, I head out and start doing my work all well and great. And they've got blueprints in front of me, and I'm reading the blueprints, aha, do this, do that. No, you know what, I think
I'll build the wall over there. today. I don't like the wall over here, where it says in the blueprint, I'll put it over there. And you know what else these pipes look like they're too long, I'll just shorten them up and just stop them right over there. And maybe the electricity here, I think we'll just you know what, let's just use one wire instead of three. And now what's gonna happen?
What's gonna happen at the end of the day, when the inspector comes by and looks and says, what do you do? Well, first of all, it's not going to be accepted at all is, and you will be with the losers because you're going to lose your job. Does that make sense? So in the same way, every one of us has been created to obey Him. But it's by choice, you can choose or reject. But if you want to obey Him, and you want to follow his religion, you want to do His will, then it means that you're going to have to do on his terms. Otherwise, how would it work? Could somebody just say, Well, you know, I want to worship God by swimming. You know what, I'm gonna do so many laps every day. And when I do
it, God's gonna love that he's gonna give me credit for that. That's how I'm going to worship him. No, it's not what he authorized you to do. That's not what he told you to do. It's not really, his religion isn't.
So in this way, you and I could begin to ask the question, then, well, what is God's way? What does he want me to do? How can I understand it? And that's where the Sharia of Islam comes in? By learning what is the basis of what God wants for you and I, and doing it on his terms? That is the Sharia. This is the places we mentioned another program, that's the place you take the animals to, to get them watered. And in this way, we would understand that's fixed, it doesn't change. And we have to figure out how we're going to get ourselves from where we are over to that makes sense. All right. Now, we do have a website about this. We're going to be talking about that at the end of the
program, there's going to be a lot of questions you're going to come up with. And we'll give you a chance now to kind of think this through what I've told you, we're gonna take a break. We'll be right back. Don't go away. You're watching the beauties of Islam
is Mila hamdulillah You're back. We're back and you're watching the beauties of Islam. What we've been talking about is the way to God and these episodes that we're doing right now, and we were talking about something called the Sharia and something called thick and something called Dean
Sharia, as we discovered is is a place basically. And that's where you go to it doesn't change. It's fixed. Thick as we're about to learn is something that gives you opportunities to find your own way in there with course guidance of the law. But you see how it works in a minute. And then Dean, which is the overall way that we've been talking about what is the way to God is the Dean of a law being a law.
Now let's talk about the subject of this thick, it means understanding basically how I understand and how I can implement what I'm being taught. I would like to give one example at least, so you can get a feel for it, and then we'll give you the website so that you can use that to follow up with at the end of the program.
The example here would be one called he job, or the covering that women were in the Koran. The Quran, by the way, is part of the Sharia, because it doesn't change that's definite. Quran is fixed, doesn't change. So in the Quran, it tells us in chapter 31, Chapter 24, verse 31, that's
about the covering for women saying that they have to drop down their EMR over there.
Now, how do you understand that? Well, it means basically, she's supposed to be covering the upper portion of her torso, especially the area of the chest, because in those days, a lot of the women exposed quite a bit of that area, their body. And of course, it's not something good for believers to do. The covering for the nuns, for instance, in the Catholic Church in the early Christian women all was very conservative. And basically, all you could really see of women in those days were their faces in their hands.
This is also what we see today. Even now, amongst the one women of Islam, many of the Muslim sisters still dressing in a very conservative manner like that. And we might say, Well, now exactly what is prescribed? And then how come? Not all the people are doing it? Because obviously, there's a lot of differences here. So which is right?
What's prescribed is a covering.
Now, the next thing to do is to understand covering what, how, when, where, not necessarily why, but it happens to be explained here. Why because you will be recognized as a Muslim lady, this is mentioned in this verse and in another verse in chapter 33, verse 59, what's happening here is we're getting a good understanding now that covering is important for women covering is important, they have to wear something called Jill Bab, a buyer.
This covering the Mr. over them, we get the idea now, but exactly how Okay, one of the great scholars of Islam was asked the same question I've been given the handle. And the demonstration he gave was to throw his own covering over himself. And then part it's so that like when I was available to look out, look around and see, but basically was trying to cover everything up.
Scholars even now have said that, essentially all women should be covered, all the Muslim women should be covered up, but that if their faces exposed hands are exposed to do what they need to do, this is all right. And then the next thing we find that if they want to cover their whole face, this is not forbidden. But it wasn't something mandated.
Meaning that if a woman didn't cover her whole face, certainly she wouldn't be punished for it. But if she did, it would be more reward for another thing it clearly states here is who she should cover in front of and not cover in front of, she should not cover in front of her own father, it's no reason to cover in front of him, her brothers or in front of her, you know, children, front of the list, it's provided here, don't cover in front of them. Other than that, then she's free to cover in front of these people because they don't have any business looking at her beauty, looking at her attraction and so on. This is kind of important because even in talking to my own life and my own
children, because my daughters are grown, and I'm telling them that and I said that you know there's something in Islam is part of the Sharia, which is called the hour. Now the hour is for men and women both between the navel in the need, this cannot be exposed. You cannot show that to anybody. What's private, very private, okay.
But after that, the man doesn't have to wear a top, but if he does, it's really better. Okay. The woman she should wear the top. And especially if she's in front of men who don't need to see her then she will cover also her hair she'll be covered
Her, you know, her
legs and so on. So what we've understood here now is that this is the basis of the who, what, where, why is mentioned, because this is the sign of the believers, this is showing that she's, you know, going to be protected by law. Then there's another thing know what color
we find in some countries, the women were all black, Iran, Saudi Arabia, places like that, you will notice they were all black. Some of them they're always covering like this covering their faces, or at least part of it. So here now is going to be understanding how they get to this is through different teachings of Islam that are clear. And some of the teachings that are specific, and some of the teachings which are allowing a person to adjust for their particular wall or conditions. So if a woman and you go to Africa, for instance, you find women there have beautiful hijabs. And why is that beautiful? I mean, they are something else, they've got colors and flap orbs.
Very bright and brilliant, but they still cover the same part of the body.
And then in some other countries, you'll find that they're going to be wearing more conservative in colors, but they're still having colors. Maybe they'll have blues or pinks and things like this, but more not so ornate. And then in other places. Maybe they'll be wearing grays and browns and things like this. All of these are permitted, provided there's evidence in Islam, that this could be acceptable, and that it doesn't contradict the very essence of the Sharia. I'm sure I brought up a lot more questions in your mind with this. I know we didn't detail enough of it. You can't any short episodes. That's why I'm going to be the website. Go there and get some information that if you want
to write back to us, we've got placed there for you to do that as well.
beauties of islam.com. That's the name of the program. That's the name of the website. And until next time, peace Salaam Alaikum.