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of them

he said caviar you know this and that's

something that a lot of anima do in

their early period they get overzealous

hesseman they call it right trying to

really cut off the pretext or something

like that setup that yeah and they might

say something that in their later life

they regret even Tamia is quoted by Imam

at the Hobby Assange Leno Kathy Rowe I

hadn't man I am autonomously me and he

said this is what even time eeeh I saw

him in the end period of his life he

said I don't make takfeer of any of the

Imams of the Muslims there are people

now that read some of the sections of

even Tanya and where he makes some tax

fairness Oh Gavin right he's powerful

first of all let me just give you a

myself a piece of advice don't ever call

a Muslim Katherine we have no authority

we don't have any authority to do that

that what's called takfeer is solely for

the ollie the ollie is the one that

makes takfeer that is the true story the

Bobbie is the one that makes tech field

now obviously if somebody says I don't

believe the prophets Eliza was a prophet

that's castle why because it's my lumina

Dean but the whole things that are known

by necessity about this religion you

know everybody knows if somebody says

Hummer is halal then Hamas there's no

debate I'm talking about subtle

theological points about things that we

are beyond our understanding so we have

to be very careful now some people make

takfeer of some of the Muslims they

should know that some of the things in

some of the books of the Muslims have

Cofer in them even from some of the big

emails the traditional position of the

anima is to say had a coup from Cydia

Mar dune

this is clear cover and it's rejected

whether I talk of the whole catabolic a

fuel and if this is called Joomla

Shibuya is a conditional sentence and if

the Imam who said it believed it when he

died then he died in a state of COFA but

that's the condition why put yourself

into trouble so we

as your knowledge broadens you begin to

see that Islam is a vast Universal

teaching that encompasses a great deal

of people's a great deal of diverse

opinions a great deal understandings and

misunderstandings and the purpose of I

said one time a man said he said what do

you think and the man said insha'Allah

what a out asshole Allah if Allah wants

and you want the other sort a lot the

promised a license didn't say much

careful

he said yeah he lettered and lived in my

law don't make me a partner with Allah

he taught him he didn't say you katha

one head he taught him and this is what

the Muslims are supposed to do but it's

not what I'm your breath Probot like

they used to say we were sent as

invaders not as judges and the Prophet

said about the Kaaba he said the from

did I see keen to judge people is a

knife is being killing yourself without

a knife and this is why the aquabats

hadith by the anythin our walk our

defend gender

so when you hear that hadith the the

judges are three two of them are in hell

and one of them is in paradise take it I

don't know statistics and probabilities

bad odds

all right bad odds really so you know

just we have to be very careful and and

the last thing just to say this about

Imam and Mazzilli who was one of the

greatest of the Imams he was they said

in his book in the Taba art they said

maccann are you probably ladies ugly

come by you know boo elephant fat well

they used to seek him out for medicine

like they sought him out for fatwa and

he the reason he studied medicine

because he went to one of the people of

the book and he was sick and he said to

him I'm sick and I need to be treated

and he and the man said to him he was in

Tunis he said you know you Muslim amazed

me he said that one of the greatest

things in my religion would be to kill

somebody like you because you're the

hood of Islam you're a proof of Islam

and you make us look bad so I could just

poison you and yet you come to me

trusting me he said I don't understand

that and unless it he said he thought

deeply about that and he realized that

we have to be independent in our

knowledge and so he went and mastered

medicine for that reason and that's you

suit the thorah that's seeing the

opening that needs to be filled and

going and seeking it out and one of the

great filter of our age is a need for

scholars not just of Islam but also who

know the a they are living in because a

lot clear clarifies kufur rightly test a

bina civilian we didn't mean the the way

of the would you mean has to be clear

part of the Quran is to clarify Kufa not

just to teach Islam and Eman and axon

but to explain to us what Cofer is do so

we have to deconstruct them we need

anthropologists that are occidentalis

like they have orientalists we need

occidentalis to write our knows and lost

murray is one of the first

anthropologists in history and

ultimately went around the bedouin

tribes and he just used to write

everything he heard and one of the

Bedouin when he saw him doing that he

said Subhan Allah you're just like those

kotoba as

butter on your like the Angels

everything I say you write it down

and one little story about alas my

because I like alas my he was once in a

Bedouin camp and the woman brought in

the tea and this is was permissible

according to imam mattock in the Mata

for a woman as long as there was a tub

and things to serve but she was a

fatahna very beautiful woman and Alice

Mary who you know he was with her or not

rashid and he was you know he was a good

Muslim and everything but he was also he

was a worldly type of person rahim allah

he said she was a incredibly beautiful

woman and the husband was very ugly and

he said to her he said subhanAllah

how does somebody as beautiful as you

end up with somebody as ugly as him and

and she said to him a tuck in laughs

yeah laughs my have taqwa of Allah

Langly aside to it out of be for Hawaii

jay-z when Watson ate out of these the

energies that oh maybe I did something

wrong and he's my reward and maybe he

did something right and I'm his reward

so anyway about an Meza D email

adversity about the Laura know he they

said Minsiter men satiate me from the

depth of his knowledge from the degree

of his understanding

they said he rarely saw a monkey he

rarely saw a mink on because of his vast

knowledge he used to be able to find

some excuse for his brothers when in

other words when he saw something that

most people would say is a Mongkok he

had some opinion of one of the rudiment

that it was acceptable

it's a beautiful statement to have us as

an epitaph for for you know in a book

about you that you looked to the best of

people and you sought for what are

called Maharaj and Manu yelled to me so

literally II when I was a brain Amara

the moment he looks

or for excuses for his brother even

seventy times right I have a friend who

who told me I because I he's always had

me come over I keep saying yes yes and

and then you know I said yeah I feel 10

my surgery and he said Anna chuckle even

anetha mania was fifteen he said I'm at

about sixty eight right now so you've

got a couple more smile on him

you know there's no years in a shara

really

in fact yomel I hear is the last day

because that's it after that there's no

more days there's a hob in the Quran

which that verse is actually

mushki in terms of the Memphis City but

just to say about happy hour hadith

probably is one of the greatest

intellectual contributions to human

society because it is really the first

deep critical analysis of of knowledge

the Mahad Bethune were extraordinary

people and Inc jihad which he the out of

mentioned about month Akkad Mont up it

is actually a ma arm in hadith you know

so it is a mom in fact a criticism comes

once you get to a level of knowledge but

the reason you criticize is not to find

fault it's actually to purify and to

correct so there's a difference between

somebody who's called more ideal and one

tuck it because nut is means wealth and

you know from a wealth of knowledge you

can make criticism if you don't have

knowledge then you should just you know

really withhold your criticisms because

you'll get yourself into danger so about

the Hadees I would say first of all

there we have many degrees I'm happy but

they're basically three dominant

criterion the first one is called

motivator which is a hadith and there's

debate on on what exactly is a motivator

but the basic idea

some say five some say at least ten is

not in each generation but most say

enough is not that it would be

impossible for there have been

conspiracy

narrators to have fabricated the hiding

and that hadith is obligatory to believe

in it is Elijah now there are some ideas

amongst you they wrote a book called

about the motivator and there's a few

there's about four or five books there's

only about 200 hadith that are mutata

there are not that many and one of them

interestingly enough is the hadith men

cthugha Alea men calibre na hitomi de

fella a table obama i'll go home in a

nod the one who tells a lie about my

hadith let him take his place in the

fire and that is mutata which is amazing

that means all the Sahaba heard that

hadith so the Prophet said it a lot of

times in many different places and it

was transmitted each generation by so

many narrators that it's impossible if

somebody comes along and says I don't

believe that hadith most of the Ummah in

fact I don't know any and the people

also know Adama because there is a

difference with the share of people

about how did they have different books

of hadith that they look to but in the

people of soon and the amara there is a

consensus that somebody who reject the

motivator hadith is not a Muslim that

they're outside of the pale of Islam

because it's impossible for them into a

lie so that hadith actually has it's

called a Delisle okapi it's a property

proof in its rude

in other words in soon you have

different types of proofs you have

what's called Ronnie Ronnie a guru or an

update in the world one year guru is

when it's called a head heady and it's

either sahi or beef and life is not used

for the ICAM and so anyway if it's

motivator then we have to absolutely

believe it now the second level of that

is what's called the sahih hadith and I

will say one of the great tribulations

of our age is all these muddy theme

running around they're all over the

place really unhappy throne are

everywhere

the earth he taught us all muscle ideas

on them and then they bang you over the

head with the Hadid first of all that's

called in the hadith literature not

gonna be dead if you say a hadith

that you read in a book that's called

knuckle and we Giada and not going to

each other by the seller so somebody who

wants to be set up for you should listen

to this knock a little bit either by the

self is unacceptable you can't even

relate a hadith that you read in a book

it's it is actually considered

impermissible by the earlier Lama to

relate a hadith that you read in the

book and especially if you don't know

the fat in minimal if you don't know the

subject from the object of the sentence

with most even modern Arabs demean you a

sentence like Armas even wah ba-bah

amaura and you say Arab and Joomla a ski

man that I had never long time ago I

can't you know really I mean we have to

have humility the anima didn't make

comments on Quran or hadith until they

mastered the Arabic language that's a

prerequisite of Islamic knowledge now

that doesn't mean we shouldn't read the

Hadees because unfortunately we don't

have very many more hadith in left and

the books are there and some of them

have been translated and I guarantee you

as somebody my knowledge of Arabic is

limited and I'm not saying that out of

some false humility I'm saying that

quite realistically I mean if you

actually get into the Arabic language I

don't know how they learned it I don't I

don't

how did see that we write his book I

don't know how he did that because it's

just this analyst there's always new

things to learn I learned things about

Arabic language and I've been teaching

it for five years and I'm just like

where did that come from

I didn't know what you know it's it's an

unbelievable night which fellow ha is so

complicated sophisticated you know and

and so we have to recognize that so the

sahih hadith is a sound hadith now a

hadith oh sorry yeah that is not moot Oh

Adam Salaam oh yeah tomorrow papa it is

sound and true but there's a probability

although it's very narrow if it's a year

that there might be a mistake in it

because it's not motivator so the even

though the

and the Metin are sound the meaning the

chain of narration and the text itself

doesn't contradict the Quran there's

still a slight possibility of a problem

in it if it's a Bihari Muslim a - after

the Bihari if it's Muslim if it's one of

the sits aha

then the the possibility is really quite

marginal and for that reason the element

accepted as a sound legislative source

in other words we can take a help um a

judgement from that Hadi so we should be

very careful about hearing a hadith like

on the wing of a fly as a disease and on

the other wing is a cure

so the fly comes into your drink then

you should put the whole fly into the

drink and and if you studied medicine

and say yeah actually you have the yeah

it's clear that that can't be a sound

happy that's inside Bihari

and you know that dr. O'Malley said I

could be and don't follow things you

don't know knowledge about because lanta

parnell hawa the problem i am born in

our the prophets Eliason does not speak

from his passion and that's a sound

hadith

so I'm Villa I lived in Mauritania which

is fly capital of the world and I used

to dump flies into my tea and yogurt all

the time hamdulillah I never got any

problems with it so and now just the

last and then another thing about

sahadev you'll hear somebody say yeah

that's a belief hadith da Alpha who and

Albani

that's a weak hadith Imam and Benny or

now so the deen al albani said it's a

weak happy first of all let me tell you

something there are many Hadees in al

hackin that are sahi on a shuttle hakkim

and their vibe and a sheltered bihari

imam al haqq and considers it so here

but albahari considers a week and then

there's more active of weakness there's

not just we had there - hustle on the

lady there's different levels weakness

some are weak in there is not or

something but they're strengthened by

enough hadith that might be hurried or

something like that so we're dealing my

whole point of this is we're dealing

with a complicated science it's not

something you can learn by buying a copy

of albahari

translated by dr. Martin L Hahn and

suddenly you become a mahadev now

because there's mistakes in all of those

translations I have yet to see a

translation that doesn't have some

mistakes in it what come on read up it

doesn't mean that the translator is more

good or didn't know I can model ela

perfection is on loss so a hadith like

that I will just say commenting on that

hadith is that there is a saw a hadith

that the Prophet said Moncada it a lot

the hello Jenna

most of the owner must say the condition

because remember Arabic is elliptical

not everything's mentioned that hadith

will have been about sane man Allah la

ilaha illaallah shitcan min al de da

halal jana the one who says that in hand

Allah in truth from his heart enters

Jenna

so there's your commentary banal Tao

saying right like a hadith it says that

you mean what had to come happen your

head buddy a female your booty no see

that's a sorry hadith in Imam Noah's

Arbaeen no one believes that's what it

says let you me know no one believes

until he loves for his brother when he

loves herself as a high mom in Islam

that's not the mom of everybody that's a

hi mom so what does the hadith me let

you know he commanded a man a Hadouken

none of you believes with a perfected

Eman so it doesn't mean that he's not a

moment it means that his Eman is still

growing and he hasn't achieved that

level of Eman which is a high level so

hadees have to be taken into

consideration of their translation

interpretation and understanding and

commentary by the rightly guided Imams

of the hadith now the other thing about

the second happy this hadith

first of all sahaba the Prophet said

things to the Sahaba that related very

specifically to the Sahaba that really

this is not made of what it means is for

the Sahaba it was an obligation right

but for the people who come after it is

the ideal that they should attempt to

achieve now to give an example for the

Sahaba they all had to pray in them in

the Masjid of the prophets Elijah the

five prayers they had to if they didn't

they considered it a sign of neetha of

hypocrisy and one of the Sahaba said

well I'm at the ha'la'tha I'm sorry and

he mysteriously lay in Lamoni doubling

me papa

we never saw anybody that used to not go

to the message of the Prophet and pray

except he was a clear monofin now

somebody here in Edmonton reads that

hadith yeah look at all these mana

Fiocchi I'm the only one in the Masjid

right what's he saying basically now

that shape on trying games with that

brother you see Kevin he's clever he

doesn't you know once he gets you in it

once he sees you're going to the message

it then he'll try other strategies like

what a good Muslim you are a love like a

bomb

takbeer now the in in Ahmed Ibrahim

bells med have it is wajib to pray in

the masjid it's a far dying if you hear

the Adhan it's a for buying and he

considers that the prayer was invalid if

you prayed it in your house without an

excuse ultimately charter be like a

sickness or something like that in the

other myth have it is Kara he Ishida

it's an extreme Kara here but you have

to hear the amount now if you look at

old pictures of Medina I guarantee you

you'll be amazed

there wasn't a house that wasn't three

minutes from the Masjid there wasn't

look at pictures I've seen these

pictures there wasn't a house that

wasn't three minutes from the message

but PA I met a man who lived in Medina

for the last 70 years he told me Bhatia

used to be a long distance from Medina

now it's literally right outside the

message of the prophets are lies and you

go out a door and there's Bhatia Masjid

is bigger now than the original city the

main state now is bigger regional city

there's two kind of people have to kind

of and you have to appreciate what I

would say Muslims living in a

neighborhood attempt if you're not going

to the Masjid attempt to put together in

the house if it's too difficult to go

the mess obviously the to go the message

it so we have to be careful about

reading hadith and applying those have

these two people nowaday very dangerous

because we'll literally will all end up

pain I mean my contention if a Sahabi

came in to any mustard in the Muslim

world

today he would probably say what

religion is this you know and that's

just the nature of you know of how far

we've come but the Prophet said you're

in a time if you hold to 110 if you

leave 110 you're finished to his Sabha

110 he said there's time on my Ummah if

they hold to 110 they'll have knit now

that one tenth doesn't mean far it means

the sooner it means the most how bad

things like that the far below you don't

pray one for every you know two days or

something like that right one

so I just think it's really careful and

then the last comment about those two

Hadees

there are Hadees that have Muhammad

health or Muhammad up and there's Hadees

that had Muhammad Raja or Muhammad boss

see if the prophets Elijah was given

Hadees in order to keep us balanced if

he gave all Hadees that were Rama

because he is what - Iran when a deer on

Bashir on when a deer on but what did he

prefer Bashir what I - nephew

he preferred Bashara and that's why it

precedes an idea - Iran one nadir on

he's first and primarily a Bashir but he

also has to give in law he has to warn

people because he can't simply just give

Bush shut up because we'll all just yep

take you do like the Prophet said when

he said that hadith in one area should I

tell the people you are so Allah in

other words that he's that if you say

light and I law you go to Jannah he said

no don't tell don't tell people say in

tequila because they'll get lazy they'll

just think that's enough and it's it's a

dangerous idea to live your life on

really it's a dangerous habit to live

your life on because we know fitna to

hover we know fitness Sahara tan cerca

rotten old middleman humbug is a famous

story when he was on his deathbed they

were saying saying I and I he loved that

and he would say that that and some of

them thought he was making Kufa and when

he explained to them he came out of the

Sakura Sakura is like a delirium he said

that shaitaan came to him and told him

that no no really

Islam is not to try to be short on this

and the problem is questions are always

to me they're detailed I know that

people like very short concise answers

but to me the knowledge not simple short

concise it's you know take an agnostic

and an atheist they're halfway to Islam

because Islam you first have to say that

you da ha before you get to it la la

we with every precedes negation precedes

affirmation so they're halfway there I'm

doula it's better than not being

anywhere I mean an atheist at least

they're taking a position right they're

taking a position I I prefer somebody

takes a position that somebody that just

a guru no no and I'll tell you something

that a theist the Imam used to debate

the atheist openly Alba Hani Ferelden

Lana used to debate them in the Masjid

in front of the Muslim they weren't all

like you know saying look at each other

and throw no they sat in debate and

discourse I need a pair two more in the

comb let's hear what you have to say

omaha Niva you know generally the Muslim

there are several arguments for the

existence of God right that are used one

of them is all the cosmological argument

or one ontological you know I mean

they're just words in the end of the day

but the the problem Muslims have

generally relied on the one called

argument by design which is all this

stuff is here where'd it come from and

it all the it spawned this perfection of

a laws existence so I think that usually

is a point of no really asking people to

reflect and think about where did you

where did this come from I mean one of

the things I benefited from Optoma

jiva's and Danny is that and that's a

good book in his book on ahead because

he he argued and many people who were

atheists and agnostics have become

Muslim from his talks one of the things

he said he had a doctor who said he

didn't believe in God and so he just

said to him what is the purpose of the

eye and he said to see he said what's

the purpose of the liver well it does a

lot of things but it functions purifies

the blood detoxify his bottle was a

person to heart send blood to the brain

to oxygenate the cells what is the pre

he went through all these parts of the

body because this doctor understood the

body he said you mean there's nothing in

the body that doesn't have a purpose and

the doctor said we'll really

not I mean everything has some purpose

the appendix they used to think that it

was vestigial organ that it didn't have

any point now they say no it actually

does have a function in the immune

system I think the only vestigial organ

of evolution is the human brain because

that's the only organ that people don't

seem to use which is a case against

evolution because the golden rule of

evolution is if you don't use it you

lose it

well we haven't used our brains for

centuries though I mean why is it still

around you know that's a you know

something to think about so he after he

went through all of that he just said to

him so you admit that everything there's

a Telos or a purpose to everything in

the body he said yes he said but the

synergistic effect of all of these

things the totality has no purpose and

you recognize the particular purposes

and yet there's no universal purpose you

see that's an important thing to think

about I mean we recognize the particular

purposes that there is design you know I

mean physiology one of the things that

you learn studying physiology as they

say form follows function in other words

that the organ is designed to fit a

certain function not the other way

around the function doesn't work from

the form and there's many many examples

of that but I think there's enough

people that believe in Allah out there

to talk to before going to people that

don't believe in Allah because really to

me it's it's a horrific thing I mean

what right do you have to say that Allah

doesn't exist really what right do you

have I mean you would you couldn't even

breathe if it wasn't for Allah's gift of

breath you know if you had one organ of

your body this disability I'm just your

kidneys go and look at somebody who's on

dialysis and what type of life that they

live the quality of life go and look at

somebody who has info

Seema's destroyed their lungs through

smoking you know and the gift of just

breathing of being a lot being conscious

what what right do you have to do not

recognize the the joy and blessings that

Allah has given you in children I mean

my children are just they're just a

source of constant you know just a lot

like about you know really they just

always you they're just so pure and so

alive and so they just fill you with it

I mean you what right this is the gift

of Islam as it is it gives us the

articulations of praise and gratitude to

our loss of the Hannah Wattana

we know to say alhamdulillah wa

shukrulillah and even the beauty of it

we say alhamdulillah could be had

they've been out the solid Iman and said

no that any tribulation that you have

you could be in a worse tribulation and

that's an Emma

so thank Allah anything that's afflicted

you like one man came to me once at the

Masjid and I can get pretty rough I was

not very nice to him but he came to me

said yeah I have this big problem and I

said by your father and he said my car

broke down and it's $800 and well and I

was we had just heard something and I

did I grabbed him I mean this is my bad

side up but I grabbed this kind of shook

my said look the Bosnians have a problem

all right you don't have a problem your

car breaking down

there's does not go under the category

of problem in my book all right your

house being bombed by an Israeli jet

that's a problem and really in the end

it's not because HUD motivates Shaheed

the one whose house falls on them is a

martyr so I'm to be God

I mean really it's it's a horrific thing

that that's happening but the attempt of

Shahada he takes from us martyrs Shahada

so we just be people of praise and

gratitude and Shukr you know that the

kaffir is an ingrate that's my favorite

translation of Kufar. it's just ingreat to be in gratitude to showing gratitude to Allah subhana WA Tallah