How Muslims love the prophet Jesus (A.S) and his family
At Speakers Corner in Hyde park
How Muslims love the prophet Jesus (A.S) and his family
At Speakers Corner in Hyde park
The gentlemen, He wanted to discuss about certain things in religion. I asked him, do you believe in God? And he says maybe, maybe not. He wasn’t sure whether he even exists. And then I think it from the progressed into matter and energy and about the existing of the universe.
So, Alhamdulliah, You know, this is something that we have to understand that not everyone is going to believe what you just claim. You need to substantiate what you claim. So you cannot just say energy always existed, and then assume that we will all believe it.
Even the Scientists don’t work like that. They need to substantiate. They need to go through certain peer groups to find out whether the theory that you believe in, can be falsified or the truth. Yes, it’s a scientific approach as well, to look at things objectively and to look at it.
But if you are going to then depend on a tool like science to understand things of the metaphysical world, then it is something which is beyond the scope of science. It is like the example of someone using a metal detector to find plastic. So the wrong tool for finding something which is metaphysical and that is science.
The science does tell us how things work. It does tell us, It will never be able to tell you things like the origin of the universe, won’t be able to tell you an origin of many things, like the first cell and so on.
Yes, they can speculate and assume things, but cannot tell you for certain how things originate.
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What is the age where you should marry a girl According to the Bible? Why is that better than a law in the country that says 18 and these ages on what basis are you picking?
Because the girls there grow up physically and psychologically in a different way where the girls do in your country. It is a part of their culture something that they are used to, is not something taboo.
But what people do, are judging their own culture when on a culture that that existed in a desert in Arabia 1400 years ago.
Do you know Aysha (Ra) was already engaged, before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) does the contract with her. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did not have marriage with her intercourse until she was nine.
Do you know one of his other wives which were called Safiyah (ra) married at the age of 10, not him someone else? That was how the culture was working at the time.
Do you know 200 or 300 years ago in the UK and in America what was the legal age of marriage? it was seven years old. Do you know why they used to marry young? There were wars. Who goes fights and Wars? Men. The girl reaches the age of puberty straightaway the girl is ready for marriage.
That’s how it was, but my question to you is this who defines an adult? Do you know according to books called ‘human development’ on average girls on the age of 10 years old reach the age of puberty.
In hot weather the physical nature of the girl grows much quicker than the cold natured, Do you know that? So, when we look back at 1400 years ago that was complete different elements. Girls used to grow maturely very easily. . It was the culture of the time. They were also psychologically very mature. Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) waited for 3 years. Why would he (Pbuh) wait 3 years? None of the people at the time of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) have accused him of doing something wrong.
This society has an age restriction. Therefore they will look at you like you’re someone different. But that’s the problem. Who says this Society is right and the society 1400 years ago was wrong?
Have you been Have you ever been to the people who live in Mountains? The people who only strictly live in mountains; How are these people grow and how the physical nature? I’m talking about countries which are hot. If you go there you will see how the girls look. The girl is 18 years old, and she looks like 21. They have different psychological, different societal, different environmental elements. You can’t apply your own standards on anyone else.
No one criticized him for marrying Ayesha (ra). Do you know why? [No, I don’t know.] That was the norm. Do you know the first wife of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)? How old was she? I think, she was 40 years old. How old was he? [28.] He was 25. So, someone wants to marry children, why would he marry someone 15 years older than him?
All of the wives of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) were widows, divorcees. Why did he (Pbuh) need so many wives? That’s a good question. To bring the people close.
He (Pbuh) married girls, for example, Safiyyah (Ra) that I mentioned to you about. She was the daughter of the leader of the Jewish tribe in Mecca. That was their Tradition at the time.
We (Muslims) believe Jesus (A.S) to be messiah.We believe him to be a prophet, not to be God or the Son of God. So we believe he is a messenger of God, and the early Christians; they never believed Jesus was God. This was a later on invention and the idea of the Trinity.
Islam teaches is God can forgive Give us and God doesn’t need a human sacrifice. We shouldn’t just follow the religion of our forefathers. We should look at what is true. And Islam is something which appears not only to your heartable but also to your intellect. It tells you things which are logical.
There’s a Christian Deacon. His name is Dr. Gerald Dirks. He was a Christian and he studied the early history of Christianity and he realized the early Christians did not believe in Jesus being God. They had many different beliefs. And many of these beliefs, they came after Jesus. So, he converted to Islam and he has a lecture on YouTube. You can watch called Islamic trajectories in early Christianity.
‘Do what you desire’ and this is the opposite of what God’s message to humanity is. God’s message is do the right thing not just do what you want, and that’s where I see the conflict between God’s message and the message that we have in contemporary society today.
In the Quran, that God says Think, reflect, question, Ponder; don’t just blindly accept, and one of the messages of the Quran is don’t follow your ancestors. Follow the truth. Don’t follow desire, follow the truth.
God says in the Quran is whoever comes to God with a sound heart will be saved, with a sound heart. So having a connection with God, we can decipher what is God’s intervention in our life. What does God want from us? And one of the messages of the Quran is God is closer to us than our jugular veins, right?
Even though God is above everything, God is closer to us than our jugular veins meaning if we remember God, God remembers us. If we try to connect with God, God connects with us.
In Islam, it teaches us through connecting with God, through prayer we can make sense of what’s happening to us in our life.
Islam says the purpose of life is to worship God. It’s a very simple thing. What does worship mean? It means you love, Hope, fear, trust; Everything’s in God and everything we do in our life ultimately is for God’s pleasure and we believe as Muslims, The only way to be truly happy is by making God happy, then you will have peace and happiness.
In Islam we are taught to dress modestly. This modest dressing is not just for the females. it is for the males as well and we are taught to be of high character conduct, values and so on. This modest dress is supposed to calm us. It is supposed to bring about a sense of peace, a sense of equality, whether you are rich or poor, whether you are fair or dark in complexion. Allah loves you, remember that.
Allah loves you an unmatched love; it’s up to you to reciprocate that. Remember my words, Allah loves you but do you love Allah, that’s the question?
If the answer is yes, how can you give up your prayer? How can you start exposing yourself?
I remember someone asks me a question and I’m taking the liberty of answering it here. Because I think it’s absolutely important. Why would Allah judge you based on your dress? Why do I need to cover my hair or my legs? Why would Allah actually judge me based on whether my legs are covered or my hair is covered, you see? These are the questions of today.
So I said for the same reason that He would judge you; if you prayed or not, if you stole or not, if you did anything else or not. These are rules and regulations. You call yourself a Muslim. What is the meaning of a Muslim? Islam is generally interpreted in two what is the meaning of a Muslim? Islam is generally interpreted in two different ways.
Islam which means to surrender and to submit: Surrender, who surrendered? Anyone who wants to call themselves Muslim; it means they have surrendered.
There are two things; one is to submit and two is peace. Others will say Islam means to submit and surrender. The reality is it means both of them. you submit and surrender and you will achieve peace.
What you do need to know is life will be full of tests from the beginning to the end and Allah says that you are created to be tested. That’s all.
What should you do when you are undecided in the perspective of Islam? Well, you should pray istikhara.
the prophet (saw) in a Hadith that reported by Jabber (ra); He (peace be upon him) said if anyone of you has a serious concern on their mind meaning if you’re going to make a important decision about something then make istikhara and istikhara is to pray two special units meaning separate/ different not alongside any other prayer.
the short dua of istikhara
O Allāh, grant me goodness, and choose for me. (At-Tirmidhī)
The long dua of istikhara :
The method of istikhārah is to perform two rak’āt at any time of the day, other than the times when nafl salāh is forbidden. It is preferable to recite Sūrah Al-Kāfirūn in the first rak’ah and Sūrah Al-Ikhlās in the second. Thereafter one should praise Allāh ta’ālā, send salāh upon the Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam and then recite the following du’ā
Allāhumma innī astakhīruka biʿilmika wa astaqdiruka biqudratika, wa asʾaluka min faḍlika (a)l-ʿaẓīm fainnaka taqdiru walā aqdiru wa taʿlamu wala aʿlamu wa anta ʿallāmu (a)l-ghuyūb. Allāhumma, in kunta taʿlamu anna hadha (a)l-amra [mention decision here] khayrun lī fī dīnī wa maʿāshī waʿāqibati amrī faqdurhu lī wa ya (a)s-sirhu lī thumma barik lī fīhi. Wa in kunta taʿlamu anna hadha (a)l-amra sharrun lī fī dīnī wa maʿāshī wa ʿāqibati amri faṣrifhu ʿannī wa (a)ṣrifni ʿanhu waqdir lī(ya) (a)l-khayra haythu kāna thumma arḍīnī bihi.
O Allāh! I seek goodness from You, through Your Knowledge, and I seek strength through Your Power and ask for Your great Bounty, for You are able to do things while I am not, and You know while I do not; and You are the Knower of the Unseen. O Allāh, if You know that this matter [name your matter] is good for me, in respect to my Dīn, my worldly life and the consequence of my affairs, then decree it for me and make it easy for me, and then grant me barakah in it. And if You know that this matter [name your matter] is bad for me in respect to my Dīn, my worldly life and the consequence of my affairs, then turn it away from me and turn me away from it, and decree for me what is good, wherever it may be, and make me be pleased with it. (Al-Bukhārī)
Istikhara is the idea of asking Allah for the best choice that is in front of you.
In fact the prophet (saw) said when any one of you is concerned about an issue i,e any issue, any significant decision in your life, you can make istikhara for.
istikhara doesn’t mean that your choice that you make will be Problem free. That is just a false Understanding.
During this unprecedented time; this new stage of humanity of the pandemic has brought with it strange tote unusual times.
Makes me think what is the plan of Allah (swt)/ what is it as Believers that we should take away from these strange times?
Is there any benefit/ any wisdom/ any reason? of course, the answer is yes, but what?
There are more people experiencing loneliness; the perhaps ever before.
feeling lonely leads to other mental health disorders life, feeling very anxious, being depressed, in worst case scenario feeling like you’re so lonely that what is the point living?
Just because you are alone doesn’t necessarily mean you are lonely. This is a very interesting way of looking at time when you are by yourself. Most of us have more free time working from home Etc.
From Surat al-mulk: Allah (swt) says indeed those who fear their Master and the Unseen, for them is forgiveness and a huge reward.
Interpretation-is that they fear Allah when they are all by themselves when nobody is around.
you recognize that time as a moment of being in solitude in the company of Allah, no longer have to worry about other people looking and what other people are thinking is just about what Allah sees.
Now your time alone in isolation as becomes a time where you the gain of closeness towards Allah (swt).
Ayesha (ra) was asked by ibn omar (ra): tell me the most amazing thing you saw from the life of the prophet (saw).
she said, I remember one night; He woke up and I woke up and he said allow me to be with my Master, he asked permission to leave the bed and go to the prayer-mat and Ayesha (ra) said to be in your company. But I also love what you love…… And then she said I saw him standing the entire night in salatul tahajjud and then I saw him cry until his beard came moist and then I saw him cry more and to the place of his prostration became wet with his Blessed tears.
And then I said to him after he finished, yeah! Messenger of Allah, why do you do this to yourself, but Allah has forgiven you for what you’ve done your past and He said should I not be a grateful slave? Allahu akbar.
The moments that Allah gives you your life or you’re by yourself but those moments He gave you to see you take advantage of them. Do you remember Him on your lips? Do you think about Him in your heart?
And this is yet another way to lift yourself If you feel lonely to remind yourself that you know what? I’m not by myself; Allah is with me; just like Allah was with young Yusuf (A.S).
So your finest hours; my brothers; your best moments in life could actually be the moment that you are all alone.
Everything that happens in the world affects us. Everything that strikes our ummah which is like one body affects us and Allah knows that if we were to try to dissect and try to address every one of those approaches we would fail every single time. When we talk about catastrophes and when we talk about the bombings and the horrible Things that are happening to people all over the world to our brothers and sisters all over the world.
It represents a concerning blueprints, A few of the brothers and sisters in France who say that, this is the worst that they have ever seen it in France.
We know the cycle and France in the name of superior values; You have a community that is targeted over and over again with various forms of policy and subjugation. Muslim women constantly harassed by government and Society; the stigmatization of the Muslim population.
Muslims, they’re saying now is worse than it has ever Been before that what they are witnessing, is reminiscent of the things that they read about the 20th century where you had the worst forms of casualties. You had the greatest number of casualties in a single Century in the history of mankind in the name of all sorts of ideologies, secular ideologies, Nazism, fascism, communism, And yes capitalism; all of these different isms that led to the murder of so many different people and subhanAllah, it’s reminiscent of that to them right now.
state Terror Is this most crystallized in terms of policy in a way that creates a frightening blueprint that we all have to be very careful of….
But in France dear brothers and sisters in the name of prescribed secularism, you literally have Liberal fascism and you have a man that the world needs to call upon right now and sanction and censure in macron who is no different from Modi in the way that he’s carrying out these policies.
What’s the difference between Modi creating a separate set of laws for Muslims in India and macron creating a separate set of laws in France. Where are the blueprints? Genocides are carried out in the name of assimilation.
This is what we have at this juncture. And it’s not it’s not Islam that has the problem. It’s France that has the problem and it’s the potential blueprint that creates around the world just like China and India have a connection, Myanmar has a connection, China tried to protect Myanmar and the United Nations from being charged with genocide.
the prophet salallahu alayhi wasalaam has been portrayed in the worst of ways , insulted in the worst of ways, children subjected to that humiliation and reminded over and over and over again that they are lesser that they are to accept a second class level of existence in their societies and that insult that takes place in the in the types of policies that have targeted Muslim women over and Over and over again…
Where a person opens up their mouth against the islamophobia in France and their assaulted by the police in front of their families and handcuffed and taken away and humiliated because they dare to critique the islamophobia of France suddenly, all the values and all the freedom of speech goes out the window
you should not grieve or feel sadness as long as you are believers, you remain that status in that status of being elevated by the only one who grants true elevation, And that is Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala