Ask – A Weekly Live Question & Answer Session – Season 2 Session 1
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I welcome all the viewers of the pitch TV network, the pitch TV English, the pitch TV, we'll do the best TV, bangla and the pitch TV Chinese as well as my full social media platforms, which are the Facebook, the YouTube, the Instagram, and Twitter. I will come all the viewers with Islam greetings. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Be peace, mercy and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Beyond all of you, I welcome you to this program. Ask Dr. zakat. And if and phoric season two, session one. You were just hearing my son farik Knight, who was handling the question answer session live from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. And I'm sorry for the interruption, because the network was
very bad. inshallah, I will continue the session. And here You're most welcome to ask any questions on Islam and comparative religion. Any question which a non Muslim or an atheist may have asked you, and you are unable to apply any question that you find in the media attacking Islam? Or you require a logical reply or scientific reply? This is your opportunity. You can ask your questions on any of my social media platforms, but the best is texting the question in brief on the WhatsApp mentioning your name, your profession
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Now, we will take the first question. The first question is from
West Bengal, India.
Is it permissible to convert a church or a temple into a mosque after that area is conquered by the Muslims?
And a similar question of the same category is asked
by mu Neil, from London, UK.
What are your views regarding Ergo Ron, the president of Turkey, converting the Hagia Sophia from the status of a museum to that of a mosque?
There are two questions asked by brothers. The first question is that is it permissible in Islam to convert a church or a temple or house of worship of a non Muslim to a mosque after that land is conquered by the Muslims.
The reply to this is yes, there are several Hadith and there are several references, that it is permissible to convert the house of worship of the non Muslims to a mosque, if the Muslim wants to after they conquered the land.
But regarding those places of worship, where there is a contract with a non Muslims, for example, if a non Muslim has a contract with the Muslims, and they have a treaty, that we accept you as our rulers or if the non Muslim they surrender and they agreed to be under the rulership of the Muslims, then these non Muslims are called as the me so as far as non Muslims what the me who are protected by the Muslim rulers in this there's a special condition and a treaty that they live will be protected by the Muslim ruler, the house will be protected the place of worship be protected. So, in such a case, where there is a contract between the Muslim ruler or they have surrendered to the
Muslim ruler or they have invited them to take over from the ruler, which is unjust, and if there is a contract and there is no war, in these cases, there are as the me and the non Muslim they have to pay agenzia for protection. under this condition. The Muslims are supposed to protect the lives of the non Muslims, their homes, as well as their house of worship, but they cannot build new houses of worship, which belong to non Muslims. They cannot expand it but they can keep it and here the Muslims will not touch the house of worship of the non Muslims. But if the Muslims conquer the land, in this case, it is perfectly permissible for the Muslims to convert it into a mosque as well.
The second question is concerned that what are my views regarding the issue that has taken place today. And we know that the court has given the verdict and not have and the president of Turkey has said that the Hagia Sophia, which was a museum would be reverted back
to a mosque. Let me first give you a brief regarding the history of Hagia Sophia, so that people who are unaware will know about it and then I will give my views. As far as Hagia Sophia is concerned, it's a monument which is there for about 1500 years. It was built by Emperor justly and one in 537 feet.
It took about a year for him to build, and it was a cathedral of the Greek Orthodox,
and it remained a cathedral for several centuries. In 12 104, during the fourth Crusaders,
they converted the Greek Orthodox Cathedral into a Roman Catholic Church until 12 161. So initially for 667 years, it was a Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Then after that, for 57 years, from 12 104 to 12 161. for 57 years, it was the Roman Catholic Church.
again later on. When the Christian Byzantines came to power, it was again converted back into a Greek Orthodox Cathedral until the Ottoman rulers until Sultan Hamas Fatah.
He conquered Constantinople in 14 153.
Then, it was converted into a mosque. So since 537, up to 1453. For more than 900 years, it remained a Greek Orthodox Cathedral, then for a few years. It was the Roman Catholic Church, then went back to become a Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and it was the largest church in the world. It was built the biggest
in house covering and the dome was the largest. It remained larger for 1000 years, until 1500, when a new church was made
Constantinople and then there are documents available that he purchases the Hagia Sophia, and after purchasing it, he converts it into a mosque.
It remains a mosque till 1931 until Mr. Kemal Ataturk, he takes over Turkey, and it declares it as a secular state for four years it was closed, and
he passes a verdict
in 1934, that the mosque should be converted into a museum. And since 1935, till today
2020 July, that's 11th of July. It remained a museum until today.
And all these years for about 85 years. There were many cases, saying that why the Hagia Sophia Museum of Athens declared that this is a sign of secularism that we want to make it into a museum, it will not be a church will not be a mosque.
And since that there were many cases that have been filed that it is wrong, that it was converted into a museum. And recently, the council in Turkey, the highest Administrative Court, it passed resolution that it was illegal for Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to convert into a museum. And today, Mashallah
the court of Turkey have given a verdict, and I said that it was illegal
for a tattoo to convert it into a museum and a humbler law.
After the court verdict,
he signed the resolution that this
structure, Hagia Sophia, which was earlier actually then became a mosque than a museum, it will be transferred from the Department of Tourism and it will go to the Department of religious authority of Turkey.
Now, this has created a lot of controversy. And today if you read the newspapers and the media, they are disagreeing with the decision taken by Turkey by the Turkish government, but also one and you find right from USA, Trump, Russia, Greece, all of them condemned
Wrong, UNESCO, many non Muslim organizations. And you find the media that the disagreed they were threatened and said it is wrong. But
the saddest part,
what I read in the media, that there were many Muslim countries,
and many so called Muslim days, and Muslim scholars from the Western countries said, What turkey did and what are the one did is wrong. And to support the claim, they said that we know in history, the Herman mela VPNs with him, was asked to pray in Jerusalem. He did not pray that if you pray that people make a mosque, and then you prayed somewhere else and the Buddha was made. And all this is about how we encourage and have a relationship. And they quoted the verse of the Quran surah chapter 22 verse number 40 thing it is not permitted to destroy a synagogue or the church and Coronavirus changed it and I was shocked to read the views of many of the Muslim Knights from Western countries
and from that world thing it is wrong. What are my views regarding what turkey did is correct or not? Or what are the grounded is right or wrong? As far as my views are concerned?
The Hadith quoted and the incidents quoted by the Muslims regarding Hassan Allah be pleased with him that it did not play any paid some wells, and there were treaties between Muslims and others, that our lives are saved, and your places of worship are saved, and Muslim will not enter your places of worship. All these references are when there is the treaty between the Muslims and the non Muslims.
And I mentioned in the first answer to the first question, that can a holy place a church or a temple be converted to a mosque after it is conquered? The answer is yes. Only if there is a treaty between the Muslims and the non Muslims, or if the non Muslims surrender, or their Demeter, non Muslim living under the law of the Muslim rule, Islamic route. That is the only condition where the Muslims give them security and they're paying a Javea. As far as when the Ottoman rulers when they conquered Constantinople, it was a conquest. It was a war. So it is wrong to give examples of a treaty between the Muslims and non Muslims and say that same way turkey should manage it totally
wrong. So if there is a conquest, if there is a war, and in the Muslim route, and this is a common law all over the world, we find through many non Muslim rulers, when they conquer the land,
they occupied the mosque, many of them what is the most you have example of the Crusaders, the best example is pain. There were hundreds of mosque and most of them were either converted to churches, or they will build a museum or they were destroyed. Hardly you find there was not a Muslim open.
Why don't people object to that. So this was a normal law that once you conquer that becomes your land. So once it becomes your land, you have a right to do what you want to do. later on. After World War One World War Two, then the Geneva Convention on that is later on. So before that the rule was once you conquer a land, it becomes part of your land, and you can do what you feel is right. So based on that this was a conquest, then by Sultan malfatti. And in the conquest, they have a right to keep the house of worship to convert into a mosque. It is the right and you find several examples. In fact, if you read the Hadith of the Prophet masala salam,
I'll give you one incidence, which I don't want to give it
but to reply to these Muslims who are attacking Turkey and attacking Iran. That if we read the fear of the Prophet,
we know in the future of the Prophet
Muhammad Salah, Salah magnetar Medina, and later on, he came back to Mata during Fatima
What did you do? When he came back with about 10,000 shabbas. And it was a victory. The first thing he did was he went to Kaaba, which was the house of worship of the non Muslims. There were 360 idols in Kaaba. He went in the Kaaba and decided the verse of the Quran from Surah Surah chapter number 17 verse number 81. We says that what called Jarl Huck was actual battle in the patella Karnataka with total hooligan falsehood false would perish for false hood is by the amount of bearish and
bearish destroyed all the idols.
Imagine today, if the non Muslims object and say what is wrong with the Muslims agree to them? It was a house of worship of the non Muslim later on Yes. But it was a conquest. Boy, it was a bloodless conquest. It was the EDT once they ruled the land, then destroyed the islands.
And that is an Islamic history to do to say what prophet
masala some really strong
and many may not be aware that Makkah is also mentioned in the Bible. If you read the Bible in the book of Psalms
chapter number 84, verse number five to seven, it says, bless it are those people who traveled to the value of Baccarat. And the same bucket the word is also mentioned in the Quran in surah marohn chapter number three was terminated six, we face the first place of worship. The first house of worship of Allah was Makkah. same word was the Quran mentioned for Mokhtar Baka is also mentioned in the Christian Bible. Imagine today the Christian faith that Makkah belongs to the Christian
and the Muslim should give it to them with the Muslims believe with the Muslims agree. And the answer is no. Imagine someone comes with a bright idea that let us convert the Haram into music intermedium will the Muslims believe will the Muslims agree? And the answer is no. What they have to realize at that time, this was the law. And at that time, you see the fear of the Prophet. What did he do? What happened today many of the Muslims are being influenced by the Western culture because they're staying in western countries. They want to change the Islamic history. They want to give a ruling the court verses from the Quran and the verse of the Quran that was quoted of surah Hajj,
chapter number 22 verse number 40. We say that Quran says the house of worship should not be destroyed. There is no verse in the Quran saying that
it is a misunderstanding. If you want to know the real context, start from Muslim Mohan before. So the Hajj chapter number 24 was committed in and faith that you are permitted to fight against those non Muslims who have done wrong, and Allah will aid you and protect you. This is the first verse of the Quran giving permission for the Muslims, when they migrate from Mecca to Medina to fight against the non Muslims first verse, Then verse number
40, of storage. Chapter 102 says that, and those who leave their homes, because they say that our Lord is one, allies one.
And it continues, that if Allah wouldn't have checked one force with the other, then the churches and the synagogues and the mosque, where the name of Allah is taken would have been destroyed. It doesn't say that it is not permitted destroy, it's telling that Allah subhana wa Tada. Number one, it's failing, it is giving permission for the Muslims to fight against the non Muslims who have done wrong, who have done translation. And then it says that those Muslims will leave their home because they believe in tawheed believe in one God, Allah is there to protect you. And then it says, If Allah wouldn't have checked one group against the other than the places of worship, like the
synagogue, like the church, like the mosque that have been destroyed, given indication doesn't say that you cannot destroy for knowing the real meaning go to the facet. And if you read crypto be core to be says very clearly that what I said in the reply to the first answer, that if there is a treaty between the Muslims and the non Muslims, if the non Muslims become dimmi, under the rule of the Muslim rulers, if they agree that the Muslims are the rulers, or if they surrender, and the no conquest and if they are paying Javea, if they're being attacked for protection, it becomes the duty of the Muslims to protect the lives of the non Muslim that they may to protect the homes and protect
the house of worship, but again, to be safe, you cannot build a new house of worship for the lungs, because it is sin, but what is there it can remain they cannot expand it also. So, if there is a treaty or if the non Muslim the surrender, in this case, yes, you cannot occupied you protect the house of worship, but cannot build a new one cannot expand it. But in conquests. If there is a war and if the conquer is a then it is the right of the Muslim ruler to do what he wants to do, but that becomes part of his land. So please don't quote some Hadith which is out of context. And there are several Hadith of the beloved port masala Salaam where he stole the Sabbath that go and destroy the
idols several he has told Khalid bin Khalid mela with with with them go and destroy ideas. There are several
he has taught other alumni live up to Tim, who had destroyed several several 100 in Bukhari and Muslim mamasan himself destroyed the ideas in Makkah. So please, I would like to request
the Muslims that by giving answers agender comment Muslim who may not be aware of the context will agree with the views given by scholars which is totally wrong. If there any scholar Islamic scholar who can
denied that the Prophet broke the rules? Is there an Islamic scholar who can deny that the Prophet told others Allah Allah will be within the fourth Caliph of Islam, correct invalid malaby prison and many of the Sabbath, then go and deface the idols. There is one more Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim. It's mentioned in say Buhari number 3020, as well as a Muslim habit number 2476. Where Jerry Abdullah mela, between him one of the sabas he says that the Prophet peace be upon him he called me and he told me that will you relieve for me, the dual Casa what is the hersa hersa was a place of worship of the non Muslims in Yemen. It was also called the carbachol Yemeni cabal Yemenia means the
caliber of the human and in it there were idols, if they will you do a favor for me will be destroyed for me. Then, Jerry abney Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him, he takes with him 150 horsemen, and he burns down that house of worship. It's a hadith in Bukhari and Muslim. I don't tell this, but it is there.
That means the Prophet commanded not only to destroy the idols, he even asked them to destroy the place of worship. So when the Muslims are conquering, and when they rule that land, it is permitted even to destroy the place of worship. Now this if you say Quran says you should not destroy churches and synagogues, do you think the Prophet went against a Quran, the context is wrong, that is when there is the treaty between the Muslims and the non Muslims when that they mean when they are under the rule of the Muslim, but generally, it is a further
to destroy the idols if the Muslim conquers the land and if there is it becomes a farm. And we have several examples of people doing that, it is umpteen number of additions are there. So to try and misguide telling that it is not permissible is totally wrong. But destroying the temples or the House of Worship is not a fun, but if required, if it's causing a problem for the Muslim Ummah, the prophet has commanded them. So how can you say it's not permitted? So what I would like to say that many times Muslims living in the western country, or even some of the Muslims in the Arab land, you know, trying to be soft to the non Muslims and trying that they are the one who will support them,
they are the ones who are going to fund them, etc. They are going to protect them, many of them they give verdict, which is against the Quran and the Sunnah. Be careful if we are going to go against our Muslim brother, or the one the president of turkey or against a Muslim country, there are hardly few people today Muslim leaders who can really try and revive the Sunnah. And as I said in my earlier answer, that I don't know of any Muslim leader, which is anywhere close to masala, Salah or nuclear for the whole for Russia in the way they ruled, or how they were political leaders, nowhere close, not even 1%. Now if one Muslim brother is doing something, which is they're just permitted by
the Muslims against him. So as far as my view is to confirm Alhamdulillah what turkey it is completely correct.
And if you agree that Muhammad potty was done, he purchased the mosque. Today, we know there are hundreds and 1000s of churches in different parts of the world, in the Western countries in UK in Europe and America, which have been purchased by the Muslim organization. If you say that after you purchase you can't make it into the mosque. That means the Muslim living in the western country will have to give up all these mosque or to the church if few centuries back
Emperor soltanto Makati purchases vive with his own money. And that was one of the reasons you're not talking about conquest. It is purchased. We are talking about what is permitted after what you can convert it. You already purchased it. There are documents to the court in Turkey said see are the documents. If there was a case file that What right does Kamata took have to convert it into a museum, the highest authority in Turkey? It's a legal verdict said what is done better is wrong. Now what is bothering USA or Russia? Or Greece? How can they object? How can they interfere in the personal affairs of Turkey a Muslim country? And why are the other Muslim supporting them non
Muslims? It is totally wrong. As far as I'm concerned. Whatever you did is correct. It is permanent Islam. It is Mustafa hamdulillah. It was a mosque for several years it was purchased. If I don't support them now I'll have to tell all the 1000s of mosque in the European country and in USA and in Canada which have been purchased from the church authorities even they have to give them up. So please
In the Quran in Surah Nisa, chapter number four was the 135 that Yeah, you will live in Oman or you believe, stand out for justice as true to Allah subhanaw taala even if it is yourself against your parents against relative, whether rich or poor, Allah protects both. So please, if a Muslim has the guts to do something, which equals to Quran, Sunnah It is the duty as Muslims that we should support him, and we should encourage him. Hope that answers the question.
The second question
from Dr. Amma danessa, Lahore Pakistan. Is it permissible for a Muslim state, Muslim government to build a temple or church from government expenses? a similar question asked by Amir wassim from Islamabad, Pakistan.
We have a controversy here over the construction of Hindu temple in Islamabad, with the taxpayers money
by the government. Muslim clerics are posing it here can attempt will be billed with Muslim taxpayers money in an Islamic State.
And this is another controversy that is there in the past couple of weeks regarding
the Government of Pakistan funding in the construction of a Hindu temple in Islamabad, and this controversy there for the last couple of weeks.
Is it permissible or not?
It is unanimous amongst all the Imams
Imam Abu hanifa Imam Malik Imam Shafi Imam Ahmed number, all the fukase enormous Lee say that a Muslim cannot donate his money for the construction of a house of worship of the non Muslim cannot donate cannot build cannot support
every fatwas you see the fatwa from classical scholars from the medieval scholars, that it is not permitted for a Muslim to build a church or a temple or give donation to build a church or a temple or any place of worship of the non Muslims. Based on the verse of the Quran of surah Maya chapter number five, verse number two we save that you have to cooperate with one another in berocca. town, our beloved Taka, that means you have to help one another for righteousness and piety. And this is a common verse with most of the Muslim No. But the verse continues and says that Buddhists should do not cooperate, you should not help one another in sin and transgression.
You cannot help anyone, whether Muslim or non Muslim in doing the same. And the biggest sin in Islam is she is associating partners with a last minute Allah. So how can a Muslim donate
or support in building houses of worship of the non Muslims? Regarding the question, can a Muslim government contribute a pay from the tax payers money? And the answer is no. If it's a Muslim country, and if it is according to the rules of the Sharia of the Quran and say Hadith it is haram for any Muslim or a Muslim government to pay or donate to a house of worship of the non Muslim.
In fact, when a fatwa was asked to Imam Abu hanifa, and the other was that a former Muslim bigots
led part of my wealth of one third of my wealth, we don't need you to make a temple, it is not permitted at all or a church even if you be quit you right in your will, that let one third of my wealth be donated to build a house of worship with a non Muslim, it is haram it should not be followed even if a non Muslim
living in a Muslim country bequeaths that let my wealth be used for the building of a temple or a building of a church it should not be followed. And this is unanimous amongst all the forecasts, even you cannot use the non Muslims money to build a temple in a Muslim land. So whether the question of using Muslim money or taxpayers money, even if the non Muslim wills give over here, as I mentioned earlier, that if Muslim has a treaty with a non Muslim and the non Muslim agrees, that becomes under the rulership of the Muslim ruler and he signed the contract then it becomes a demean it becomes a non Muslim under the rule of a Muslim law. And then
he pays a jazzier in that condition, only the Muslim rule of protects that house of worship, whether it be a temple or a church, but he cannot spend money even in innovation on it. He cannot spend money even in expanding it. And if a Muslim ruler expands, place of house of worship of non Muslim, their full right to destroy that
Part Two, which is expanded, even though the the mean there is no permission for him to build a new temple or a new church for the non Muslims only what exists, he can protect it. That's all. So if Pakistan calls itself to be a country, which is following the Quran as the constitution and if the Muslim Allah Mas, and the shields, whether it be the role of Durban whether it be marca de la did they have objected? As far as they are right? I'm completely with them. I'm completely with the scholars in objecting that how can Pakistan spend the government money making a temple, the maximum they can do is whatever dimple existed, they can keep them that set, they cannot contribute. And
that's the reason. You know, there are Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia where it's not permitted to build any houses of worship of the non Muslim and this is Islam. You cannot if it's there existing there it is there, okay. In some Muslim countries, those Billa they are donating land for building temples. Some Muslim countries they are funding 10s of 1000s hundreds of 1000s of dollars millions of dollars in building houses of worship of non Muslim This is totally against Islam against the teaching of Quran and Sunnah. So what the Muslim Lamas and the sheiks in Pakistan are doing objecting to the act done by the Bulgarian government and with them, I completely support
them, and this should be stopped. Hope that answers the question. We have on the fifth book, Rohit Patel Mashallah. Mr. Khalid Masood, Shaikh Muhammad Yunus, Kabir matar Ahmed, Masood, Ahmed, Abdullah Yusuf,
but have been Muslim there.
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Faisal Surya Muhammad, Sharif Khan,
Saudi Arabia, Oman, all this on the Facebook and most of them are think assalamu alikum walaikum salam ala barakato that was for me and I did was for you too. We have on the YouTube
guy said Muhammad. Start race. Tucker xenical Hassan Mustafa Manu Fazal Rahman Khan, Ji COVID mi tawfik le Amna Massoud, then read dm raian He is a man Assalamualaikum waalaikumsalam para mercato mela subhana wa Taala insha Allah bless all of you. The third question is from Abdul Jabbar from Hyderabad, India. I completely agree with your reply given in the previous session that Muslims must not migrate from Muslim countries to non Muslim countries for a better living. I also agree with most part of a reply regarding Muslim living and non Muslim countries, especially Western countries should mostly migrate to a Muslim country. What are your views regarding Muslims living in India,
since India was previously ruled by Muslims? And I would like to thank both Abdul Jabbar for asking this question. He is referring to the reply I gave in my last session where a person asked that is it possible for a Muslim to migrate from Muslim country to a non Muslim country for a better living? And I'll just repeat in short and I said it is not permissible for a Muslim to migrate from a Muslim country to a non Muslim country for a better living, unless it is for education he can do for that couple of years of education and come back or if he wants to do Dawa and he wants to become a full time guy going every day and giving Dawa in a non Muslim country is permissible, but for no other
reason for a better living also, that you can get more money or you can have a luxurious life. Besides these two reasons for a better living anything else. It is not permissible for Muslims to leave a Muslim country and go to a non Muslim country especially to find the western country. And then I went further to say that the verse of the Quran
Surah Nisa, chapter number four, was nominated seven. Well as mother says, that the angels comes to take the life of the person who had died in sin, that how was your state? And he said that we were weak and oppressed. Then the angel replies that the earth of Allah subhanaw taala is washed. So why didn't you migrate? And those who do not do that? Allah says, they will go to hell, and the refuge will be evil. So based on this, there are three options for a Muslim living in a non Muslim country. And I give their plan that Muslim living non Muslim countries specially referred to the Western countries that if they cannot live
openly declaring themselves to be Muslims are cannot practice some of the Islamic aspects, or they cannot practice most of it, or some of it, it becomes further for them to migrate to Muslim land. The second category, those Muslims living in a non Muslim country where they can freely practice Islam, and they have no problem at all. And they can call themselves Muslims, they can do all the five, there's no restriction at all. I don't know any such country, there may be parts of some country, but as a whole, I don't know. Some countries may be better than the others. But if that's the situation is there, then it is not compulsory for them to migrate to Muslim country, it is
That means they can stay, but you have to better is to migrate. And the third condition is if the Muslim is oppressed, or they are weak, or they cannot migrate, then Allah will forgive them. This was my answer three category. But now the bridge is pulled to question what about India? The Muslim living in India because India was ruled by the Muslim for more than 1000 years. So does India also come in the same category A Muslim country? And that's a very important question. And Jazakallah for asking this question. There are some countries and one of the good example is India, that India was ruled for 1000 years.
And the population of India approximately more than one third, about 40% of the Muslims. Then the Britishers come and they come saying that they're in the business, but they want to control India, they started ruling India and then when they left, they created a division amongst Indians, living very peacefully, even though the Muslim rule India for about 1000 years the mogul, if the Muslim rulers would have forced the non Muslim to accept Islam, they would not have been any non Muslim they live in India.
Many extemporary some because the lightest slum many people remained as non Muslim and there's no problem. But the Britishers they had a policy of divided route. So when they left the divided India into three parts, and they divided the Muslim especially, and one third of the Muslims went to Pakistan, 130 million India went and went to Bangladesh. They didn't give one country they give two countries and Bangladesh and Pakistan which was known best Pakistanis Pakistan they split. So now Muslims are divided into three. In India, a little bit more than one third remained maybe about 3738 39% remain in India, one third went to Pakistan about 33%, less than one third went to
Bangladesh, 14 and 30%. But if you add all together Muslim, the 40% now a petition took place, India declared itself to be a secular country, it didn't declare itself to be a Hindu country.
And when the constitution was laid down, it had a special rule, it was a secular country, and it said that any citizen of India following any religion, that law of that religion will apply as far as civil cases are concerned. So, if Muslims are living in India, they had a separate law. And today also they have known as the Muslim personal law, the Christian have their Christian law, the Hindus, they have the Hindu law. So, when this was drafted, it gave permission for all the religions to practice their religion freely, all the citizen of India, India was not at all a Hindu country and even today, it is not the secular country, it is a democratic country and it said that any citizen
of India whichever religion you belong to, can live your peacefully based on that India is a unique case in the world, the Muslim rule for 1000 years, and today are suffering to me, the majority of Muslims in any country in the world number one is India, though statistic by that faith. Number one is Indonesia, about 220 230 million Muslims. Number two is India some about 200 million. Some people say that it is Pakistan, about 202 million. And third is Pakistan, some say second is Pakistan. Third is India. And then for the Bangladesh. According to me, the Indian government doesn't declare the correct number of Muslims, they don't count many millions of Muslims and Assam etc. I feel
according to me minimum Muslim would be 250 to 300 billion today.
According to me, the country which has maximum number of Muslims living in any part of the world. Number one is India, then is Indonesia, then is Pakistan, the number of Muslims in India would be minimum 250 million can even go up to 300 million. Now, when the partition took place, the government that were formed into the Constitution says that every citizen of India has the right to preach, practice and propagate his religion. And it was just about four years back that I left my country and for more than 20 years, Mashallah.
For about 25 years, I did not openly large audiences, and India has been a very safe place for the Muslims. It is the
Recently when the BJP government came to power, just hardly fix yours back in 2014 that the problem started previously the problems are minor and the Muslim could live peacefully, there was no major problems at all the politician, Hindu politician, mainly the BJP, which is a part of the RSS,
these are fanatics and fishes,
and they started promoting the hindutva and tried to misguide the people. And now there are problems for the Muslims. But generally for the Muslims living in India, it is very close to living in a Muslim country, they have the full rights for Muslims living in India, it is perfectly permissible for them to live such close example is, for example, Singapore, Singapore, Malaysia, where two thirds of the citizens of Malaysia there are Muslims. Previously, what everything later on the non Muslim scape. And then Singapore became separate.
And today Singapore has about 18 or 20% Muslims. So, they're also they have a Muslim personal law for the Muslims. So, Singapore is also somewhere close to India, but natural the freedom in India is much more than Singapore. So, there are certain few more countries like that maybe Mauritius or some which may have a Muslim person in law. So in such countries, India is one of the best amongst these countries.
This country whether the Muslim personal law, where you can follow I don't know of any western country where a Muslim can follow Muslim personal law, only the criminal law is common in India in these countries. But in the Western countries, certain things the Muslims are permitted, for example, they're allowed to have all of worship, but they cannot marry a foreigner they submit law, they cannot have more than one wife. The nicaya is not valid, the divorce not according to the Islamic Sharia in it is not about Islamic Sharia, you can visit that the different case and neither can you openly practice your deen as you can do in India.
Yes, there are some non Muslim countries which are better than the other non Muslim countries. So, my answer was basically talking about non Muslim country mainly the Western countries and the other non Muslim country. So India will come close to a Muslim country not fully like a Muslim country. It's not required for the Muslims in India to migrate, they can live and we have a lot of history of Muslims. And if we see the structure that are created, and the rich source of Islamic knowledge is there in India, so but natural debacle of asking the question, this is a different case altogether, like in India and other few countries of the world for them. So the question
the fourth question is from so hard, Mr.
Sir, please debate with David woods, or say something to him as he says a lot of rubbish thing about you and other Islamic scholars. This person so ha gamma then a
few other Muslim Brothers, I've been continuously asking this question that why doctors are keen nag not debating with David woods and and they keep on asking the question several times. And I didn't think it was important. But now finally, I've taken the question to give them the reason. Firstly, I have to understand that anyone
that challenges the person, it's not required that you should accept the challenge.
As far as you realize, there are many non Muslims who are becoming famous, just by trying to criticize a popular person. Generally, it's a general rule, whether Muslim or non Muslim, if you criticize is a popular personality or a celebrity. That person becomes famous, this is a common thing. It's nothing new.
So because of that, David Wood is one of the Christians who has spoken against me and spoken against some of the other Muslim scholars and tries to challenge them. Why I have not accepted such challenges. The reason is that, first of all, we should not give publicity to such people that they didn't I didn't want to answer this question. Then I thought of answering the question without taking the name of David woods. If you go to david woods, YouTube, you'll find that he has spoken against me. And those videos that made against me, get reviews more than a million or close to a million. So they're giving you free publicity.
There was a time when I was involved in the dour in my initial stages in the early 90s. And the internet was new,
in the mid 90s, internet for new. And when I went to America in the mid 90s.
One of the first sites that was against Muslims, was answering Islam.
And the person who used to run the site was Jewish in tax. And that time we were new in the field of Dawa and when anyone wrote against Islam, I strove out of the way and replied to them, and even wrote against me as to reply to them. And then I realized the moment we reply to them, we have another 10 counter questions. So what we realized that my position
To work is being stopped.
If really that question is a logical question, or a question that deserves a reply should be replied, but the frivolous arguments at that time when I was new, I told tuition cuts that Okay, don't debate with me. You're attacking us now is uh do think I'm a fool to debate with doctors or can I reply? So if we see in the initial stages of madaba in the late 90s, in the early 2000s, I had many debates.
And then I realized that debating is not the best it should be done when required.
But better is to talk about give lectures on similarities between Samurai Christianity similarity between Islam and Hinduism, but when required, yes. And one of the best debaters in the world, you know, worship Emma did that.
But then we realize that there were people who started challenging, and one such person was from USC, again, I'll tell you his name, Tom shamoun Sampson.
And when I went to Chicago, to debate with you, I said, your guru, and then I had a debate with his guru, Dr. William Campbell.
And when I separate this debate, I was called by the students of USA, that Dr. William Campbell wrote a book, Quran and Bible in light of science, and he took out about 30 scientific errors in the Quran. And for eight years, no Muslim replied.
So this book was doing a great damage for the Dow of the Muslims. And no one replied. So I took up the challenge. I read the book, and I went and debated it, and hamdulillah in Chicago, there were two groups among the Muslims. One group was in the debate, what is this? No one replied. And now there's actually a young man coming from India, how will it apply? So have the Muslim again to the debate and have the Muslim war for hamdulillah the debate took place in Chicago, and Allah help us there. Allah mercy was there and for the very successful debate, so much so that after that Alhamdulillah William Campbell, who got a doctorate in adding a book against Islam, Mashallah, it
lost his popularity. Later on, then I made a policy that after my videos started becoming popular, then I had a rule, I will only debate with those people who are popular, then we realize that those people are not popular started challenging to become popular. And I'll give you a very good example, Pinochet emoji that he debated with Jimmy Saget and Jimmy Swaggart, that term was one of the most popular televangelists he was multiple times more popular than shigematsu that many people told him Don't go, he will chew you up spit you, but uh hum the logic emoji that had their profile Ah, and he gave a knockout to me forget. We have another example. He did a nice rush. And he saw rush wasn't
known at all.
But when a nice sorrow wha Emma D that Emma did that Alhamdulillah one lock, stock and barrel. But uninstallers became popular.
So what we realize that when you debate with someone who's popular and an unpopular person, debates with the popular person, the unpopular person becomes famous overnight. So why should we make the unpopular Christian missionary that's popular? So then I had a policy that anyone wants to debate with me should minimum have at least 2%
of the audience that I have in my largest gathering. And earlier, I said that anyone who can gather 10,000 people individually for a lecture, I will debate
after that. There was a middle person who requested to debate with Sheila Shanker. And you know, Sheila Shanker is one of the most famous Hindu preachers in the world. One of the most comes in number one, two, and three. And he has a large following
audience of 20,000 50,000.
I accepted the challenge. And we had a debate in year 2006. In January, in his hometown, Bangalore, and Allah sell cars that were very successful debate. The topic was concept of God in Hinduism and Islam in the light of Sacred Scripture.
Since 2006, there are many people who challenge me for a debate. And when anyone challenges me I say that I don't waste my time.
There are hundreds of people who address large audiences, they're very popular and my largest gathering that have given a lecture is previously was in Kerala. Then it was in Christian ganja, Bihar, where more than a million people attended. So 2% of a million is 20,000. So my criteria was I would not mind debating any non Muslim
on any topic of comparative religion as you
long as he can gather minimum 20,000 people for his live lecture, not a conference in conferences that are 2030 speakers, they might not have come for him particularly. So if a person gives a solo lecture. And if we can get audience of 20,000 people live, not on the YouTube, not on the Facebook 20,000 live sitting, then I don't mind debating. And what I'm asking is not something which is difficult. There are hundreds of Hindu preachers in India, where what do you say more than only 1000? There are hundreds of Christian missionaries, who have audiences more than 30,000. So I tell if people like Sam shamoun of people like David would want to have a debate. Let them become
popular. Why do they want to ride on my bandwagon?
And if you can't get that gathering, only thing you have to do is convince with your material. Any other Christian preacher, there are many. Franklin Graham is there, Billy Graham is there Morris Rolo? Is there, there are many, there are 100 speakers that I know in Christianity, who have given live lectures to more than 20,000 people, what you have to do is catch one of them and convince them that your material against me is logical. And give it to them. I will have a debate with them. Why should that make you famous overnight? I heard one or two of his videos that Raskin like is a joke. It is what he's talking he's rubbish. But the moment I reply to him, you become famous there that
even I was avoiding handling this question, because now the moment I take the name of David woods, most of the people hearing me tonight may not be aware of David woods, a small percentage, maybe they will go and check, he will become famous.
And let me tell you, there are many other people.
My students who can debate, there was a guy by the name of MoMA teacher.
And he came to meet me in Malaysia last year. And he's a fan of mine. He's a good guy. He personally had a debate with David woods. I have not seen the video I was supposed to watch. But some of my colleagues saw it. And they told that brother, the job, he gave David woods or not.
So when others can do the job?
Why should I waste my time? that the reason Previously, we used to reply on the internet now we don't want the moment to reply, they'll give a counter reply and your work of positive Java suffers. So that the reason anyone wants to debate me this criteria is they give it to a celebrity give it to a famous personality, he will not be fooled to debate with me. Today, if someone gives the million dollar to Shiva, Shankar he will never agree to have a debate with me again, he knows that.
Even if we give $2 million, we will not because he's a celebrity, he will lose his following. And you already lost many, many people in that debate, who are followers who called him God, they separate Islam.
So that Verizon, adequate David route to convince any of these 100 Christian missionaries who are popular, who can have audience of more than 2500 of them, if you cannot convince the man that he wants to have a debate with many cannot convince his own Christian brother, that the material of faith is enough to unfair, my lectures, why the mistakes time, these people are only riding on the popularity of other people otherwise is unknown. And I request the Muslim Brothers please don't waste your time.
Please don't waste your time. The person who asked me this question should have in fact known that reservoir the job he had a debate with him and he already answered it. So why should you make David Wood popular? hope this answers the question. And because I made this criteria since 2006. In the last 14 years, no one has ever wanted to debate me. One of the fans of Sadhguru told me he will admit some guru and guru the popular person is not as popular as she should be Shanker but it's popular.
Accepted I know he's popular. Okay, if you want to debate with me, I'm not interested in debating him. He wants to debate he wants to speak against Islam wants to challenge me accepted because if he challenges me and if Allah help is there, and we present the throat and answer to all his illogical arguments, but natural he will lose his following. So if people like Sadhguru or someone who's popular want to challenge on any topic of Islam and comparative religion, which I deal with I have the challenge hope that
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The next question is from Abdul.
Qadir kabhi. from Nigeria. The Quran mentioned that it's Allah who guides whom He wills and lead astray whom evils if alive, the one who guide then how can he punish the ones who are led astray?
And that's a very good question.
asked by Abracadabra.
What is referring to is a verse of the Quran from cerebra him chapter number 14, verse number four, that is Allah who guides who he wishes and he leads astray who he wishes. So based on the verse of the Quran, the question is posing, then how can Allah punish
those people who have gone straight if I let them want to do this? Before I give the answer, I'd like to give an example. That if there is a teacher,
who is teaching the class, and telling the students that this is the portion of the examination, and the teacher is the complete portion of a particular subject, gives the textbook the rules and regulation.
And there's one student who's very intelligent who comes and ask the teacher questions that the teacher clarifies give the student more time. There's another student, who bungs the classes, who keeps on teasing, the teacher in the classroom doesn't obey the teacher, criticizing the teacher doesn't ask any question. But as the teacher realizes that that student who's intelligent and asking question, and the teacher as guided him, is bound to score good marks in the examination, and the student who plays hooky, and who criticize the teacher doesn't listen to the teacher is bound to fail. After the year, the examination takes place, and the teacher give first class first to the
first student, and fails the student who was playing hooky who was not interested in studies, who criticized the teacher.
Time a third student say that the teacher is not just
first student, the teacher supported,
answered the question
and passed him and gave him first class first. The second student
didn't help him and failed him.
It is illogical, because the first student went out of his way to ask questions and clarify whatever he didn't understand, the teacher answered, which is even though we have done that, the second student neither asked any question criticize went against the commandments of the teacher, he's bound to fail. So how can you blame the teacher that why did the teacher failing?
Similarly, Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran in surah, chapter number 67, verse number two LS ecological Mata will have it's allowed to escalate to death and life to test which of your current needs. So this life is a test for the hereafter. Allah subhanaw taala has laid down the rules and regulations for human beings in the Glorious Quran. The rules and regulations how a human being should follow the commandment is of Allah He has sent them revelation. But the last and final revelation, which is available in the authentic form, in the original form is the Quran. And for details, you have to refer to the Hadith of the Beloved Prophet masala. Allah further says in the
Quran, in Surah, uncouth chapter 29, verse number 69, that all those who strive do jihad strive and struggle in the path of Allah subhanaw taala. Allah will open up his path with Allah says in Surah
chapter 40 was number 28. But Allah will not guide those who do configuration and those who tell lies. So let's very clear cut do strive in the way of Allah subhanaw taala. Allah will open up his pathways and put them in Jannah all day
Do transgression and do sin, analyze unloving and guide them. So those people who are misguided are not following the rules of Allah subhanaw taala given in the Quran and
similarly, the example of the teacher, that the student who wants to learn more ask question then strives to know more knowledge is the example of fully uncovered chapter 29 verse 69, that those who strive in the way of Allah subhanaw taala, Allah will open up the path he will put them in Jannah for those people who are not obeying the commandments, why should Allah guide them for lead right? He will lead a strip from people who he wishes and He will guide some people who he wishes a landlord. Okay, fine, you look handsome, I will guide you don't look at them I will not guide you know, there are rules and regulations, that if you follow the commandments of Allah Subhana Allah
will guide you, if you don't follow the commandments of Allah subhanaw taala if you do translation, if you do thin, if you do ship, Allah will not guide you. So what is it logical? So why are you blaming the teacher when she or he feels the student of Allah subhana wa Taala is not guiding him because he's doing sin. And a person who does sin and strive and ask for forgiveness, a lot more from darkness to light versus
Allah takes a person from darkness to light. Those who have the desire to follow the command of Allah subhanaw taala even if they sin, if they ask for forgiveness and then forgive them, Allah will lead them to the straight path but those people who abuse Allah who do who don't follow His commandments, surely, he will lead them astray. Leading astray means they will go to general so this is totally logical.
Last one out it was just as Allah says in the Quran in Surah Nisa, chapter four verse number 40. Allah never understood the lifting of dance the question.
My next question from I'm sorry, from India.
My Hindu friend considers both Islam and Hinduism to be true religions. Will he go to Paradise?
The question posed by the brother was that my Hindu friend considers Islam and Hinduism both to be true religions will go to Paradise.
Allah subhanaw taala very clear cut. He clearly gives the message in Surah a brand chapter number three was COVID-19 in Edina in the lesson, the only reason acceptable in the sight of Allah is Islam. If submitting a will to Allah Spano, tala, Allah says in the Quran in surah Bran. Chapter number three was number 85. That if anyone desires any other reason besides Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and he will be among the losers in the era. So as far as religion, Allah subhanaw taala sent only one religion for humankind. During the passage of time, when he sent the revolution he sent a messenger the revelation got corrupted people disobeyed the messenger, Allah send a new
revelation Allah sent a new messenger. Again people deviated Allah sent a new messenger, there were 124,000 messenger sent on the face of the earth. Allah says in the Quran in surah, Chapter 13 verse number 38. Luckily as Nikita in every age, has different revelation, there are many revelations by name for our mentioned the Quran, Torah support engine and the Quran. Torah is the revelation that was given to Moses peace be upon him zaporizhzhia His revelation given to David peace be upon him.
In gelida, the revelation given to Prophet Jesus peace be upon him. And Quran is the last and final revelation given to Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. What we realized that religion is only one, even though the scriptures have changed, there are remnants of tawheed and upcoming masala salam, what I do, I talk about the similarity between Islam and Hinduism, Islam and Christianity when I talk about similarity doesn't mean that Hinduism is totally right. I'm telling that if you believe the Vedas to be the Word of God, I believe the Quran to be the Word of God let us agree to follow what is common. So when we do a comparative study, based on the verse of the Quran or a branch,
chapter three verse number 64, receive tallow Illa Kalamata and savoir in binary Amina Come, come to come in terms aspirin as a new, which is the first term and then up with a law that was done last year we come to know that all the religions, the scripture evidently talks about the oneness of Allah, or monotheism talks about the coming of homosassa them. So I tell them that if you believe that the water of water, why don't you believe in one God? Why don't you worship Him alone? Why do you make ideas of that God? Why don't you believe in the last and final messenger? So telling you partly believe in some niches of Hinduism because it matches with Islam, no problem at all. But you
say I completely believe in Hinduism, I can give a longer lecture on different symbols in Hinduism and Islam. But that's not my purpose. So anyone who says I believe both in Hinduism and Islam completely, it can't be possible he believes that Allah subhanaw taala
Almighty God, and He believes in the false teaching of Christianity, that Jesus is God. Even if you believe a lie of God and with it believe Jesus case peace be upon him is Almighty God, it is shirk. You have to worship Allah and Allah alone The moment you worship with Allah, someone has said Jesus Christ was a bit and I believe run with God, I believe Krishna has validation.
So you have to believe in Allah alone and no one else and worship Him alone and Jonas so if someone says I believe in Hinduism and Islam Can I go to general answer is no. You have to believe in Islam only and believe those parts of Hinduism which match with the Quran and Hadith No problem, but which is against Quran and says you cannot follow if you follow that you cannot go to Paradise of them.
Next question from Hillel Ahmed, from Noida, India. Can Muslims go and visit the places of worship of non Muslims?
depends upon what is your purpose to visit the places of worship of the non Muslims. If you are going to know what the religion face so that you can devote out to them, it's perfectly permitted. I've visited various places of worship I've wanted to various temples, many, I've gone to various churches, our discussion with the priests, with the pundits, my main purpose for Dawa, if you go for sightseeing, thinking it will benefit you in understanding Islam better, and knowing the wrong thing what the norm was not doing it is permitted. But if you go to a house of worship of a non Muslim, like many Muslim politicians do in India and in other parts of the world, that they want to show
that they believe in other religions. So if they go for the inauguration of a temple that's totally prohibited. You cannot go to the inauguration of a temple and many Muslim politicians go to show that okay, we are secular, it is haram. You cannot endorse a place of worship of the non Muslim you cannot endorse a temple or a church. So if you're going to show to the people that you believe that the other religions also correct and visit that place, it is forbidden. But if you are going to understand the region better so that you can do Dawa, it's perfectly alright, if you go for sightseeing. As long as that sightseeing doesn't take you away from Islam and Islam is strong, and
you understand the non Muslim religion so that you can talk to them, it is perfectly fine to visit the places of worship of the non Muslims.
Next question from Muhammad Yunus from South Africa. What should a non Muslim do if his or her parents do not allow him or her to accept Islam?
Have you mean that the non Muslim is an adult and in different countries the law for taking decision on your own but differs from country to 18 year summit a 16 summit is 19 if the non Muslim is adult and if we did Islam and accept Islam and if the non Muslim parent or the non Muslim father or mother is disagree, doesn't agree that his son or his daughter should accept Islam? What should we do? Allah is very clear cut in the Quran. Allah says in Surah lokman chapter 30 verse number 14, we have enjoyed non human needs to be kind to the parents, in table upon table the mother bought them. And yes, when was the meaning that means it is compulsory for the Muslims to respect their parents. But
the next was thrill of mine, Chapter 31 verse number 55. But if your parents do jihad, struggle and strive to make you worship somebody else besides Allah, they do not obey them, but yet, live with them with love and companionship.
Allah repeat is a method in Sudan kabocha between and was somebody that we have enjoined on the human beings to be kind to the parents. But then the parents strive and struggle to Jihad and forced you to worship somebody else besides Allah of whom you have no knowledge, they do not obey them. So your Allah goes out of the way to say that you have to respect your parents or by them, but if they tell something again, that is you have to Quran again the teaching of Beloved Prophet masala Salaam, you should not follow them. So if a non Muslims, children, they realize that Islam is the true religion, and that they want to accept Islam. And if that non Muslim parent is preventing the best
thing the son of the daughter can do is explained to the father and the mother. What is the true concept of Islam what the concept of tawheed was the original masala Salaam and try and make them understand that Islamic theological religion is the best way of life. If they get convinced along with the don't get convinced, as a last resort, you have to leave the house, you can surely contact some of your Muslim friends and leave the house so that you can practice Islam freely.
You can leave the house and button as a monk to accept Islam you have to pray five times they have to give the car they have to fast so all these things would not be possible for you to live under the same roof with your parents who objected. If they agree, you can stay the same and continue. If they object. As a last resort. You try our level. Best to convince
them so that even they accept Islam or at least convince them the work you're doing is right. So they follow their religion and you follow Islam, but if you cannot and if they give you the ultimatum even you have to leave you leave the house and follow Islam outside though inshallah, Allah says in the Quran, that the land of Allah is spacious, you will find many refuge in Florida, chapter number 400. So if you have to leave your house, leave your land leave the country for sake of Allah, Allah will protect you. The next question, if Islam is the best religion, then why Christians are more in number than us
mytho vaci vary from Dhaka, Bangladesh without the question of Islam with the western region then why operation why number point number one those who are in the maximum number those who and majority are not always right.
This is a wrong concept that those who are in majority always right. And that which is in large numbers, can I give you several examples?
If you ask someone which is the best car available in the world, some measure Rolls Royce, some may say Bentley, but you know that the number of rolls around the world are very few. The number of Bentley are very few the number of membaca very few, the largest company of either default is Toyota and Toyota is not the best it may be it may not be for knowing what is the best you have to analyze the specifications. If you want to know which is the best car you have to know what is the average of the car? What is the safety measure? What is the look of the car What is it made of what is the pickup? What is the horsepower all these things then you can decide not just who using it maximum.
And even a person who is equal to it will agree that Rosa is better, but he would not want to spend that much money, he may not have the money, or he may not want to spend the money and have the money. Let me tell you, I do agree with you. People who fill the census form today in the world, maximum a Christian, they are close to two and a half 2.7 5 billion. And Muslims are about more than 2 billion in the world. So I do agree with you. But the people who practice religion number one Islam, out of the 2 billion people majority practices now at least the main pillar.
Maybe 75% of them may be close. But in Christianity, there is a small minor percentage, maybe 5% 10%, who may be following the religion, they may fill the form. How many people go to church?
How many people attend the services in the church?
If you ask them, most of the Christian non believers in Jesus have gone. Most of the people don't believe in the teachings of the Bible. But yet they filled the form and they say they're Christian because after mentioned religion, so as far as following the religion is concerned, today in the world, the maximum religion that is followed is Islam. And the Muslims, surely more than a billion. But those people who claim a Christian then I'm going to a survey in Cheyenne the next maybe 50 years, Islam will also overtake Christianity even in numbers in Filippo census form. So the number which is maximum is not the best, the best is that which we have to see the criteria. So if you
compare the Quran and if you compare the Bible, there is no doubt at all, that if you compare it with the test of science or with logic or with reason, surely Quran will pass the test, and the other scriptures of other religions will fail the test. So, if you see which religion is practice most in the world, it is Islam and hamdulillah. Islam is the best religion and Allah clearly see then sort of eliminate chapter three verse number 19. In Edina in Assam The only region acceptable in the sight of Allah in Islam.
Next question from anoosh from Kashmir, India, tan a Muslim girl become an IAS officer in India with the intention of serving the oma.
I would like to ask the sister that Why does she want to become an IAS officer in India to serve DOMA? There are multiple things better that a woman can do.
Why should a woman go out of the way to become an IAS officer? And will she be able to maintain the rules of the Quran and Sunnah. So if you want to follow the Ummah number one you have to follow the rules and regulation of Allah and is also
the best act of a Muslim Ummah, of the Muslim woman is to be a good mother. And nothing better than that. The status that muslimah gets because she's the mother is phenomenal. Our beloved prophet masala Salaam said that paradise lies beneath the feet of the mother
and the child
even if your mountain of work to the mother, he cannot compensate what the mother has done by keeping that child in her womb for nine months now very funny. Now how can you all look all the sudden you want to become IAS officer? Now do you think becoming an
IAS officer as a woman, will you be able to maintain the job? Will you be able to maintain the rules and regulations that have been prescribed in the foreign incident and the answer is no.
And the IAS officer you have to work closely with the male which is not permitted you'll not be able to maintain the job, the dress code will be different. So but natural, the best profession if you want to do a profession after being a mother, if you want to do something for the Ummah, number one in the profession of
Allah says in the Quran in surah pusilla chapter 41 was the metatheory woman has a new column women Doyle Alayhi. Wa amla Solomon home wala indelible image to me, who is better in speed than when when wife to the view of the Lord works righteousness and say that I'm a Muslim, the best profession for a Muslim in a day. So even for the Muslim Ma. This is for the Muslim men. Yes, even for the Muslim, the best professional.
And that's the reason that when I wanted to marry someone I want to marry Jaya, because the sabab that a woman will get but not when she's supposed to die with the woman of woman during the hour to a woman is far more serving the Ummah and doing Islam to the Muslim who may not be knowing the teachings of Islam. So if you're doing that to non Muslim or non Muslim woman and going out to the Muslim woman, getting them closer to Quran Sunnah, that a million times better service, then you becoming an officer. Being an officer, there are high chances that it will go away from the dean, you will not be able to follow the rules and regulations. So number one best profession after
becoming a mother, it becoming a diet number two, you can become a teacher. You can teach an Islamic school or Islamic college, teach them then give them education. Number three, you can become a counselor.
You can be a child counselor, you can control the Muslim, the children, get them closer to Islam. If you want to serve the Ummah, you can become a doctor, you can become a gynecologist. If you become a gynecologist, you're preventing hijab being broken by a Muslim sisters becoming a doctor. It's a noble profession,
a gynecologist or become a pediatrician, you can do speciality there are various and option why shouldn't you become an IAS officer for the IAS officer is not a job to be done by a woman and that to buy a Muslim woman you will not be able to maintain your hijab and not be able to maintain all the principles. So my advice is it is not at all permissible for a Muslim to become an IAS officer in India, you will not be serving DOMA, you will be in fact, going away from the deen and leave aside DOMA you will be paving your pathway not to heaven, but away from them. So inshallah I hope that you become a good mother became a Dyer or become a teacher or a Jain course or a doctor of
them. So the question
The next question is from Philadelphia, Kerala, India, then a Muslim become an
officer or an IPS officer in a democratic country like India. First question was from Muslim,
Muslim sister. This question is from a Muslim made
a similar question by Shah Hill. Hamad from Kolkata, India. I recently completed my B tech in computer science and got job offers from many multinational companies. But I haven't joined yet, because I want to become an IAS officer to serve my country. But there are a few things that are discouraging me from becoming one. Number one the current political situation which increases hatred against Muslims. Number two, after meeting a few bureaucrats, they say civil servants are bound to get corrupted because they can't overrule the order of the corrupt political masters. Number three constitutionally politicians can harass you because they have power to transfer and remove any civil
servant from important posts and give less important posts. Since I'm a practicing Muslim. What is the advice? Well, this question is related The first question posed by the Muslim brother that can he become an IAS officer or an IPS officer and in a market a country like India? And the answer depending upon whether Can you follow the dean after becoming an IAS officer or IPS officer? If you can, it is permissible, if you cannot, it's not permissible, it will depend upon each individual and the question posed by the second brother, that he wants to become an IAS officer. But there are few queries. And all these three queries are very important and need to be addressed separately. The
first thing he said is that feeling the hatred towards the Muslims being increased in India.
Will he be able to do the job of an S officer? And the answer is, it will be difficult. It's not impossible. It's possible but difficult. Now when your colleagues start attacking you attacking Islam or contact me
Prophet attacking you as a Muslim? Do you have the command to reply? Do you have the courage to reply to them? It's important if you're a timid person, and you cannot reply, and you're shy. So my advice is that don't take the job. If you think you can answer them, you're good in replying, you're bold, you can take it, then go ahead with it, either become an IPS officer, whether you became an IAS officer. And the second point pose was that because when you take this post, there is bound to be that you may be tempted to do wrong things, you may be tempted for primary will be tempted to do thing which led on to the country, which haram activity of Islam, and I agree with the person
totally, that when you're in high position, like an IPS officer, and it's common, that if not all, then majority of the IPS officers.
Not all, but the majority for sure. corrupted. And if an officer goes there, he either becomes corrupt, or he has to leave the job.
so in this situation, you are the Muslim bribing era? How can you take bribe? How can you become corrupt? It's a challenge for you.
Because the setup is such of these government, whether it is officer with an IPS officer, that if you don't agree with them, they make life difficult for you. And the third part is that the political bosses if you don't follow them, they will transfer you Yes, they can transfer you. So my advice to you is that if you are strong, if you know that you have the courage not to involve in bribery, you will not do corruption, you will do justice, you will follow the Quran and Sunnah. And if the political bosses tell you something, one thing you are sure that if you're honest, they cannot remove you, they can transfer you Yes, they put you to a place which is isolated. But when
they transfer you, if there is no evidence of yours, which is against the law, what they will do, they cannot demote you. They can transfer you. And when they transfer very often, they may have to give you a higher position. I know some officers Muslim officers, which were very honest, because they were honest, they kept on being transferred. And because they were transferred, they kept on getting a raise very fast. So to young age, they read the top position very fast Alhamdulillah. So it's a blessing in disguise. So if you are such a person who's a Muslim, who strong, who can face the criticism of the non Muslim, who can face the attack of the non Muslims against Islam, and we're
going to be honest, who will accept the challenge and say that I will not involve in bribery. I will not do corruption, I will give justice even if it goes against myself, I will protect the Muslims, then go ahead with a job. Whether it's an IPS officer, whether it's an IAS officer, it's going to be a challenge. It's going to be difficult. I know many Muslims have taken this job and I've deviated away from Islam. There are a few that I know who have stuck to the straight path. If you know that you are bold. If you can take the challenge if you have that mental view, then go ahead Alhamdulillah otherwise, it is safer for you not to take offense at all.
Time is short, we'll just take one last question before we end the session from Al Hassan from Ghana. I work for a non Muslim company the company does not allow me to pray during working hours Should I work in such a company I mentioned earlier session that praying Salah five times the fourth for every Muslim there is no option irrespective wherever he works, even if sick for a man has to work. If he cannot stand he has to sit and pray if he cannot sit he has to land pray even while doing jihad in the battlefield he has to pray one group prays the other keeps watch then the second group is and the first group keeps a watch. There is no excuse unless you're unconscious that the
only condition or you are a minor. It is accepted that we did not pray if you are an adult and if you are conscious whether you are sick, it is compulsory to pray if you're working in a company which does not allow you to pray I request to go to the boss and tell Okay, please give me 10 minutes break to play. Normally the two players that come when you work Zohar Anna sir it's very common that Zohar Salah come during the time of your lunch break. So surely you don't have to take permission while lunch break when you're having a break for half an hour 45 minutes, you have your lunch first and then pray Salah or pray salah and have your lunch first. So, surely one of your
Salah absorbed in any profession is easily solved and no one can prevent you from praying during a break regarding the other person's time, there are high chances that you will be during your working hours they may be a tea break may not be a tea break if it is coinciding with the working of go to your boss and say that please give me 10 minutes out to pray go to a nearby mosque pray and come back if not in the mosque Mecca Jamaat if there are a few Muslims in that Koto masala go to a small room pray together
and tell the boss okay give me 10 minutes break I will work 20 minutes extra who would say no.
According to me, most of them even the non musi will agree they may be fuel object. If your boss or your company object say no you cannot
Offer Salah there is no option you have to leave the job search for another job, you may get a job with a better salary. Even if you get a job with a lesser salary, don't worry, it will benefit you in that kind and this dunya Also, if you're not allowed to play in any activity, whether it be a job or whether it be spending a sport or any other activity or doing praying, fight time is the fourth, you have to pray. If you cannot pray in that particular job, leave the Job Change your job where you can pray before the last question, and I would like to time the viewers inshallah we'll meet again next time. And as I said that in this season, Mashallah my son farik has joined me metal I give him
my metal I give him the courage metal I give him the niyama Mela bless him to answer the questions. And may Allah make him a very successful day. And most welcome when you read the question you can mention the name also whether it's to me over the edge to farik the line this time was not very good. Therefore, there are disturbances we pray that next time ensure the line is better. So till we meet next time for the program as Dr. socket, and his son farik same time next Saturday. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.