Channel: Zaid Shakir
Imam Zaid Shakir clarifies that Allah is described as light of the heavens and earth: unique in powers, wisdom, knowledge and brings forth the creation from darkness into light. The purpose for the believer is to protect faith and resist the evil maladies that lead to disbelief.
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A law is the light of the heavens.
most basic meaning
is that a wall
is the only one
we need to his creation, unique in his
unique in his wisdom,
unique in his knowledge
is the only one who brings
for creation from the darkness of nothingness.
The greatest darkness is the darkness of non existence.
This room would help the dark
what someone told us there were men and women in the room.
We couldn't see them, but we can begin to conceive
what they look like, because we know what men look like we know what women look like, even though we couldn't see them, we could begin to conceptualize their existence.
Still in the dark. So as far as we're concerned, they're not there.
They're silent. We can't see them. We can't hear them. As far as we're concerned, they're not
there in the dark.
But something that doesn't even exist.
So we say, Adam,
Adam, is non existence, we can't even begin to conceive of what it might look like what it might be like.
There is no foundation for us to even begin to even begin to conceptualize what it's like. Therefore, that's the deepest level of darkness. And it is a law who brings forth existence from the deepest level of darkness. And this is what it means a low, normal. So there were
a lot is the one that brings every creature, every inanimate object, every molecule, every atom that ever has existed that exists currently that will exist in the future, our laws that one brings it forth from nothingness into existence, many other illegible. This is a power unique and distinct to a loss of
At the beginning of one of his aphorisms, he says, oh,
we're in under an hour who vooral happy that the creation all of this is darkness. In other words, the origin of everything that exists is nothingness.
And it's, it's illuminated are brought into existence so that we can see it or perceive it or conceptualize it.
Through visible through physical light. And those things we can't see, but we know they exist through the light of our intellect
where it's all from a loss of
Allah has described his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a light,
come upon an ally in one word, he tells me there is come from to you from a law, a light. And they clear scripture. That light is Mohammed. So the love
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object upon level why he will keep on moving, there is come unto you from Allah a light.
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Light is Mohammed. So the law of wine he was said.
And so last one Watada. He describes himself as he describes his profits a little low, I'm able to send them as a light.
And we do not emerge one of the darkness is the darkness of nothingness. That's the deepest darkness. There is also the darkness of idolatry and the darkness of disbelief, how there's a lot of time to describe shear or idolatry.
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shirt is a great darkness.
And it's delightful on the light of His Prophet Mohammed solo.
That brings us from that darkness into the light of faith.
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a lot is the protecting friend, the protecting loving friend of those who believe all those meanings when we lie or Wendy a lot when we live.
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We live His love.
We live is near and as to a loss of Hannah one time, when I his help assistance protection from the last time
and nor when the husband, one quarterback, What a nightmare. What we
we like is his nearness
and his his assistance, and His love and His care, and this protection, and it's nurturing.
This is what a law provides to the believer, alone when meaning you live in
your original home in a
more he brings him forth from darknesses into life.
From the darkness of idolatry. First of all, as you find the darkness of nothingness, from the darkness of idolatry, from the darkness of ignorance, from the darkness of disbelief and to the light of faith.
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and to the light of the men
and to the light of truth
and to the light of of guidance.
We said the one with darkness is a mini and the light is one with those qualities of light are inseparable.
Because truth cannot be separated from guidance there's no guidance without truth.
Faith cannot be separated from truth and guidance.
There is no faith without truth and guidance.
Enter they're inseparably bound to one another.
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then their their their friends
and their imagined protected
and their imagined
Because it's all an illusion. It's the illusion of protection before resorting to devil worship, that they'll get some powers of protection.
They only get what Allah wills for them to have returns to a lot
and attributing any power to shape taun any power to science and
The power to human intellect or reason is an illusion.
Because all power is worth a lot and who attended, let each umea
all power is with a La La hawla wala quwata illa Billah there is no strength, no power except with a lot.
A lot of you have a
very a lot of a lot has brought you into this existence and then guided you to faith.
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of a lost power or in another version in the mat and now, you will have defeat it is only the existence of a law, the necessary existence of a law whose existence is necessary for all other existence that brings it into being.
So physical law for bringing faith into our house.
Defend that faith,
protect that faith, nurture that faith, cherish that faith.
Because without that loss,
without that we are lost is that testimony of time.
Now in the age of atheism,
as atheism goes up, or we find more content, human beings, more satisfied human beings, more fulfilled human beings. Define human beings with no purpose. You find Neolithic human beings. And as a result, atheism is going up at an all time high suicide going up. drug addiction, opioid addiction, amongst others, simple country, people, the people are supposed to be the people of faith going up. Alcohol is going up. You mentioned suicide going up.
Those are indications of less fulfillment, less happiness, less purpose less meaning in the life of a human being.
There is no happiness true happiness, divorced from our relationship with our Creator. There is no fulfillment for a human being divorced from our relationship with our Creator.
There is no guidance for a human being divorced from a relationship without creator
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those who reject faith, they're imagined protectors and imagined friends and imagined helpers are the false gods. Those things that are set up for worship other than Allah subhanho wa Taala
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So fight the Dukes of Satan.
And that doesn't mean a physical fight.
In this context
we have done the stendal brothers and sisters there's a battle going on.
There's a battle going on between people who wants to rob you of your relationship with Allah, Who wants to tell you a law doesn't even exist? How can you have a relationship with something you don't believe exists, or someone you don't believe exists, they don't want to rob you of your relationship with the law, they want to rob you of the purpose that Tyler has given us.
that defines our creation.
Incidentally, Abu, only created the jinn and the human that they worship me. That's what purpose of our creation and that's the key to our fulfillment as human beings, they want to take worship away from us. So they can really find our purpose with and then redefine it not in a way that benefits us not in a way that benefits our CIO. But in a way that benefits their purpose or their bottom line. Your exists to consume
you exist that shock them to you drop
your exist to consume this or that product. You exist and consume my alcohol, your existing consume my marijuana to consume my cocaine, to consume my heroin to consume and when my thing Oh, illegal drugs,
illegal dope, your exists to consume my Oxycontin and my purpose is to mine this, that and the other that I sell over the counter
by the millions of tablets, not caring that these are just as addictive as the former ones we've mentioned. But it serves my bottom line. So I have to take faith out of your soul. I have to take diamonds out of your soul. I have to take purpose out of your life. So you can become my slave and not the slave of the law.
This battle is real. And we have to fight back. We have to stop sitting around waiting for something to come in a bowl of silver. We have to steal ourselves. We have to strengthen ourselves. We have to strengthen our faith. We have to cling to the believers and move
on yeah and your super barn with Baba.
And come together to resist.
People rallying us for that purpose resist Trump. Trump isn't worth resisting.
Resist the underlying forces that Trump is a spokesperson for or that Trump mobilizes. That's what needs to be resisted.
After 2020, or at the latest 2024 Trump is done.
There's no more Trump.
What about the underlying
the underlying movements and historical forces that produce that spokesperson?
That's what has to be resisted. The emptiness in people's souls is a deep emptiness in the soul of many people who would describe themselves as white Americans describe themselves. I've never seen a person this color. Actually. Many people describe themselves as white Americans is an emptiness in the soul that will lead a person to to get themselves and be born wrote to be the naked wrong face debasing dehumanizing appeals of racism.
That emptiness is what we have to resist. Notice manifestations, Only a fool puts a bandaid on cancer.
A doctor tries to address the actual malady itself.
And Muslims are told to address to stand up to resist to fight against the actual malady itself. Whether the Capitol, Dr. Tom woods, your
those forces that are pulling people away from faith, that's what we have
those forces that are pulling people away from the purpose of their creation, to worship our Creator God has brought us into existence with his sole and unique powers. That's what we have defined.
And we can win that battle.
If we prepare ourselves for, we can win that battle if we recognize that neither the battle
We know it's going on, you get proof every day, when your child comes home and says, I don't know if I believe anymore, I don't know if I'm gonna be a Muslim anymore.
There is a battle going on. Either we're going to engage the bow,
or we're going to stand on the sidelines
and be swept away by forces that will grow too big for us to control.
The foundation of that resistance is the strength.
And the strength of our faith is based on the purity of our health.
So we have to be about the work to purify our
spiritual strength that we possess. We all have weapons.
If one of these if America decided today, all right, forget all this nonsense. MBs. And this would just bomb nuke Saudi Arabia would drop 30 4050 6070 8090 nuclear bombs and just wipe it off the face of the earth. They won't do it because the law holds their hands. But if and follow will. What resources do Saudi Arabia or any other Muslim country possess to stop it from happening 00 I strength is in weapons, guns, bombs and bullets.
Our strength is the spiritual strength and the love and the life that are lost put in the heart of the believers. And when we as an oma cultivate that strength collectively, and that power, there is no strength, no power, no phone, no bullet that can stop us and stand against.
Understand brothers and sisters
is part of the deception that gets us trapped into physical thinking.
Which is playing into someone else's strength.
We have to begin to think at another level.
Once we do that will unleash the power like that power that came out of the Arabian desert with those barefoot destitute Arabs who went forth and change the course of his
haven't really learned what's the level a seat
and he was on he was
He was sending me he was
he was he was
a love of life. puts in the heart, this one is important
is the life of joy.
Joy is a manifestation.
And so our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa send them
despite all the struggles, he was engaging in with this competitive
he was still brought it all. He had the ability to smile.
brought in all he had the ability to play with the children play with that person when he was saying and the other children
brought it all he had the ability to shed tears of tears of joy in some instances and tears of sadness. His situation did not robbed him of his humanity. Because the light was always shining.
We cannot allow our situation to rob us of the ability to rejoice.
We have faith therefore we have purpose. We have guidance we have direction to what does the Lord tell us in the land he won't be around
for who will
In the grace of Allah, and the faith that he's given us, and then his mercy, and this, let them rejoice that is better than anything anyone can gather from this world.
So while we are struggling, while we are going forth, to do those things we must do to preserve the light of faith in the world and to strengthen that light both within our hearts and within our world.
We should be joyous people flow, we should be or celebrate toward people throughout. We should ever take a break to come and enjoy dinner with each other to enjoy the celebration of our Prophet sallallahu wasallam to enjoy eat with each other. We enjoy the weddings and the feasts with celebratory people. But we're serious people.
We're serious people. And our hard work gives us something to celebrate. And breath blesses us to appreciate the celebration all the more, because they punctuate their punctuation marks on the sentences of seriousness,
punctuation marks of joy, and celebration, and community and love and mutual support. Allah blesses to witness that. And to show it to the world, people were on the show
going to show up, we don't
we don't join with those who are trying to add our weight, our communal weight, not our individual weight.
And we'll start with this point.
This lamb will not be great in this country.
Until we are a great community.
It won't be great because one person here so my co workers the nicest diagnodent has more integrity than anyone I know his most honest person and I know a fault in that young lady who treated me she's the most the best bedside manners I've ever witnessed in any doctor, those isolated events are fantastic. But we won't be graded to people out there. They say those Muslims. They're the most honest people. They're an incredible community. Their character is unbelievable. Their faith is so strong that I just I get goosebumps sometimes
when I'm in the midst, that's great. They're uncompromising was worthy, unswerving, and their commitment to truth and justice.
But all of us,
all of us have our part to play. So let us recommit ourselves, let us recommit ourselves to playing our part in this great struggle that's going on in our world. Now, Lord, give us
give us well being put out.
There are people like you know, bring it on.
And where are those people today?
So I see this video right, and they're imitating and making fun of
our former president. Bring it on. Okay, they brought it on. Where are you at today?
Where's the laughter today?
Which was bogus from the minute
it was defeated.
If you say the whole reason for this thing is to bring the Muslims to Syria and Iraq because there's going to be a defining battle at Desert. you name your propaganda magazine data between the Crusader armies and the armies of the faithful. And there is no battle and never happens. There is no collapse and never happens.
Then game over you lost.
So many fool out there still deceiving yourself with this nonsense.
Pray for Technorati. It is over.
And the only way we can advance the interest of this room
is by purifying our hearts so that they are open to the light of guidance. And being what the prophet was self hostile where he can add in the math officer restriction and emphasis in the manual as to when I would sit as a teacher who's teaching people fake who's teaching people guidance, who's teaching people about the purpose of their
existed while they're drowning and Neel ism. In the library school monument I was served as a teacher in the level if
you can remember
our system perfect good character who's teaching people to be upright, to be honest to be patient in the face of the trials and tribulations of life.
This is the job of the Muslims, especially at this critical historical juncture.
This is our job in this place in this time, middle of blesses to do it, and to do it with integrity, and to do it with with joy to do with a smile on our face, but seriousness in our heart and light in our heart, live in our hearts that's been placed there by the mercy of a merciful Lord. I want to know the meaning of the Muslim man