ISNA 1999: The Beautiful Names of Allah

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allahumma salli ala sayyidina muhammad

what an early season Muhammad come on

Sunday the other save them but I him

already see the behemoth that I had a

minute in the Kremlin Majid

I love women there in the matter and

antenna in the current era and even

Hakeem I love my aluminum and aluminum

tin I was in there enough what's under

him I don't see their mama daddy who

suddenly will send him to steam and

Cathy era when I hold her wonderful word

in there honey in our Deen before I

start I'm not going to talk too long

because we've had several sessions and I

know people have been here patiently

quite a few people I have left already

so I just wanted to say about this this

is a non-profit group I'm not making any

money from that and I also do not make

money from my tapes and it's not that

it's impermissible it's permissible to

do that I've just tried to keep that

separate from my life for personal

reasons but the the the Alejandra has

become a non-profit it was before it was

a business it's become a nonprofit

organization and dedicated to raising

the level of the dissemination of

materials through media like documentary

films and and tape series and I think

that use of Islam may Allah protect him

he has really raised the standard for

all of us in his productions obviously I

mean the man is was a professional

before he became Muslim and

worked at the highest levels of

production but he's he's brought that

over into Islam and the mountain of

light productions have really set a

standard I think and also there's been

efforts in the United States with other

organizations but I really think this is

what we need to do to appeal to the

non-muslims also as well as honoring the

Deen by producing things of xn and it

spawned the hadith says in Allah you

could when add either I'm a dominant

and yet subpoena that Allah loves a

servant that when he does something he

does it with its Khan or perfection and

this is something this was a hallmark of

Muslims wherever you went really the

Muslims did things with such

extraordinary perfection the art that

they created the the building's the

architecture all of these things and we

need to return to that to that level

many of the Muslims in this country it

always surprises me they're working at

the highest levels in the non-muslim

world and yet when they come to Islamic

work somehow all the standards become

back home Ian's standards and and really

they they give to Islam what their own

jobs wouldn't accept as a standard right

the finished product their own jobs and

this is something we have to really get

out of this of this mentality and start

giving Islam the best from our efforts

and and and and and that will reflect

out and people will recognize that the

Muslims should set standard I mean I've

been told that this conference is now

considered one of the most successful

conferences but there's still a lot of

areas I think that they're shortcomings

that we need to focus on and one of the

things that people can do is to write in

constructive criticisms this is

something really important to get

feedback to have post-mortems to dissect

what went right what went wrong this is

part of the the way in which we improve

we can't get content

or become complacent because we've

reached some standard or level there has

to be a commitment to improvement and

this is what Epson is really about a

commitment to improvement now having

said that I'll just briefly about

there's there's no doubt that one of the

secrets of this Dean is the asthma a lot

Krishna Allah subhana WA Ta'ala has

given us these names and he has told us

that he'll a smile Krishna that Allah

has the most beautiful names now one of

the things about the Arabic language is

it and I would recommend all of you if

you don't know Arabic to really commit

to studying the Arabic language and and

even this includes the Arabs because

many Arabs have a compounded ignorance

about Arabic because they can speak

dialectical Arabic they they really make

some assumptions about the language and

there are many Arabs that don't

understand that the the subtleties of

the Arabic language and really miss some

of the extraordinary nuances of the

Quran and rhetoric Bulava and Manny

would bethey it would've been these

Sciences really open up the power of the

Quran to the person who studies it now

in the Arabic language if you look

there's a word that the Arabs used for a

non Arab they call man a Jemmy

now ajami if you look at the there's

another word edge' map by hematin ad map

which means a dumb animal right and I

Jimmy has the idea that it's come to to

mean that but if you look at the

original root meaning of Ajami which is

a non Arab the word comes from edema

which doesn't mean to be dumb it means

to try by biting to try by biting if you

look at the word out of the out of

themselves Arabic means to cut it means

to cut right now or to eat fully as well

to eat fully so the ajami if you look at

the word in arabic for word kolima

or Penn column these come from rude

words that have to do with cutting now

the difference between biting and

cutting is that biting is not precise

whereas cutting is precise so the nature

of the Arabic language is that it's a

precise language it has absolute

precision now another very interesting

thing about language is that if you look

at some of the dominant theories of

language almost all of the Western

theories if you move outside of the

religious realm almost all of the

religious the non-religious linguistic

theories state that the phoneme is a

meaningless symbol the phoneme is is is

something like ooh these are phonemes

and we have in language an extraordinary

thing that they call doubling now one of

the things about languages a lot of

people don't know this but there's only

about a hundred sounds that the human

being can make but a trained voice can

make more but most human beings can only

make about a hundred sounds the average

language has about 45 sounds in it most

animals can only make a handful of

sounds in fact one of the most

sophisticated of all the creatures in

terms of sound are the birds which is

interesting because a lot about month up

a fire that is most adept to linguistic

prowess is the bird not the monkey the

monkey is actually incredibly limited so

this idea of doubling is that we can

actually take phonemes and add them

together to create sounds based on more

than one phoneme and so if you look at

like animals like a dog a dog barks come

back but but you don't notice that if

you listen to a dog's bark he's not

doing this doubling no other creature

can do this they can't do this so a dog

can make these crude sounds but he can't

make subtle sounds he can't say hello

how are you

can't say Kiva Honoka he can just bark

that's all he can do the human being can

do this doubling which gives him a power

because it means that instead of having

100 sounds which would mean the maximum

number of meanings that you could have

in your language is a hundred the

average animal they've got about seven

or eight some of the most sophisticated

monkeys have about 25 in other words

that's all they can say look out that

something like that they could say watch

out or hawk right they can shout

something that has a meaning to the

other animals and they'll run and we

know this in observing and watching them

but human beings have the ability to

produce language now Allah has chosen

the arabic language and and my belief is

that it is in accordance with the

opinion of imams UT and others that the

arabic language is topi thea which means

that it is from Allah Subhan Allah -


the language is not conventional it

didn't come together out of like the

ding dong theory that's a linguistic

theory they called the ding dong theory

so reason they said one heard drop

something like you take two - and they

make that sound they say Clank that

sounds like a Clank you see that's a

ding dong theory of language is that

that originally human beings like a rock

dropped and it went cool and they said

look this this how stupid these people

get right but this is actually a theory

in linguistics now they don't believe

the phoneme has meaning they say the

phoneme is meaningless but when you add

it to other things it becomes meaningful

there is the Quran rejects this and this

is one of the most fascinating things to

me about the Quran is that it begins

with letters and every more Fuster who

has ever existed

and written on the Quran always will say

Eddie's name Allah Adam Beeman ahah or

Allah Adam be Marathi

Allah knows what that means in other

words meaning goes all the way down to

the letter itself there's no other

explanation for that you can't say a

deflower name is meaningless because

that's saying that there's something in

the Quran that doesn't have meaning and

yet these people with their dominant

linguistic theories believe that the

phoneme is meaningless what does that

mean in terms of Arabic language well

for instance you can look at a word in

the Arabic language and understand

something of its meaning because of the

letters like for instance even o fetes

and even Rajini some of our great

linguists and we have we had linguistics

before these people ever knew there was

a word or a science we had linguistics a

thousand years before they were even

thinking about these things in fact

phonetics is a 19th century phenomenon

and our touch weed science preserve the

the sounds of the Arabic language the

points of articulation is what they're

called now in in modern phonetics the

points of articulation

we had maharaja drew over a thousand

years ago this is the in ham from from

God the greatest proof of the truth of

Islam is the preservation of the Arabic

language in that the meanings of Quran

are absolutely preserved the Jewish

people didn't work out until a fancy

jewelry Co in the 9th century worked out

that people was based on try literal

roots they didn't even know that a

thousand years 2,000 years ago the the

the Bible is is over 2500 years that the

Torah and they didn't even know their

words were built on try literal stems

until the Arabs pointed it out to them

the Jews didn't even make a dictionary

to preserve the meanings of the the the

Torah until the Arab all sudden they

start seeing the Arabs making

dictionaries and they said we should

have done that a couple of thousand

years ago all right then I'm not making

this up really

they've made that and that's why the

Jewish people when they study the

meanings of the Semitic roots of their

language they have to go back to the

Arabic dictionaries this is a well-known

fact they have to go back and look at

the try little roots of their and how

they explain them so you take a word for

instance like Neff essa Neff essa is

based on a on a route which is now and

far and then the third letter which is

the the what's known as the lamb letter

it changes as the route changes to give

it different meanings and it's based on

the attributes of the letter so you have

Neff essa is to breathe and then you

have Natha which is to blow lightly and

then you have Neff AHA which is like

enough a hat which are like a wind so

you get the highest aisle which is in

RIA RIA you can hear the wind in it huh

this is not the dingdong theory this is

because it's a divine language and then

you have Neff aha you have is that it's

a strong letter and it becomes ah to

blow with force so you have nafisa NEFAs

ah Neff AHA and Neff a car and and

you'll find this throughout the Arabic

language it's very sophisticated in in

the way that Allah has designed it now

the words that make up the the actual

letters of Allah subhana WA Ta'ala is

named look at these letters Eddie lamb

lamb ha Allah Allah

it begins with a Hamza which is at the

deepest articulation of the throat and

this is where the the name of Allah is

emanating from the point in which human

vocalization is possible it's coming

from the depths of the of the vocal

tract and you say Allah and it goes back

to the ha which is at the deepest of the

the these are called her offal Hulk the

the ha ha and hamza right that's an ox

on hell and so it begins in the up son

Hulk in the in the depths of the throat


returns to the depths of the throat but

in the midst of it you have a letter

which is in the joke or the Nissan Allah

Allah and this is something incredible

because one of the things in the Greek

language Roulin is a greek word and it

means to soothe or comforts because it's

been recognized throughout history that

the the law sound is a soothing and

comforting sound for children and that's

where you get lullaby and you get Lala

like this something mother's will do to

their children lalala like this why

because it's a soothing sound it

actually brings the type of Sakina to

the heart and so the name of Allah is

something that actually brings a

tranquility to the human being when they

say Allah in the Taoist tradition they

have it but what they call the universal

meditation is based on putting the

tongue at the roof of the mouth and

doing that several times la la la la la

like that because they believe that

connects all of the Meridian channels in

the body they actually do that as a

practice when you say mat in LA in la la

it's amazing that Allah has made those

sounds anybody can say those sounds look

at night you know in la la you have la

ilaha illaallah for words comprised

entirely of three letters and lamb and

huh what is Eddie from ha spell in Allen

and what are you saying

la la la la there's no Eli own except

allah and you're doing it with the

letters that comprise the name of allah

this is something incredible who thought

of this do you think a human being

worked all of these things out do you

think the messenger of allah so allah

you sort of worked all these things out

let's see what what can I make a wording

that would use all the letters them this

is not possible you see this is where

you begin to realize this is from Allah

Subhan Allah Tala one of the fascinating

things about that you know look how

light it is on the tongue anybody can


la illaha in the LA but move to

muhammadun Rasulullah suddenly it

becomes waiting see Allah makes it easy

to say toheeb but how to live till he

that's the difficult part how to live

muhammadun Rasulullah now look at the

Islam there why does Allah have an

interim there's no harm in that ilaha

illallah there's no blurring in right

each of the the things are articulated

without the account its ROM is a

simulation in touch we right now look at

muhammadun Rasulullah

he's assimilated into a pseudo law

because that that is who he is he is

Rasul Allah so his name is actually

assimilated into the word itself the the

known of his muhammadun becomes the the

part of the rod muhammadun rasulullah

and then even when you do it with the

the the Muhammadan Rasul Allah or

muhammadur rasulu it all has it run you

have to say that which is amazing thing

is amazing that thing so this is Allah

has made these secrets in the Arabic

language now if you look at the names of

allah subhan allah tala there are

secrets in the name for instance the

word colorful one of the names of allah

is a holic listen to that o na ba those

are powerful words AHA is early it's

stay alive it's it's a heart that has

power and then Lam is in the middle and

then palm powerful color there's there's

Haraka on it right I can call Appa what

does Holika mean to create now what does

it mean when you say a human being you

can't say a human being cannot ah it's

impossible the word kalapa when applied

to a h