Ep 08: Introduction to the Prophetic Models of Coexistence Pt1

Ep 08: Introduction to the Prophetic Models of Coexistence, Pt1

The Prophet of Islam stood for coexistence. We have lost sight of this fact, and therefore reexamining the life of Prophet Muhammad to see how he coexisted with every aspect of society is not only important but highly relevant. Hopefully, this series will do just that.

 

 

 

Episode Notes Introduction 1

1:20 – we are upset and confused
2:30 – problems are big and responses are weak
3:40 – a three-part framework for normative Islam
4:45 – the difference between religion (dīn) and religiosity (tadayyun)
6:53 – First rule of three in interpreting Islam’s primary sources 11:35 – the threat of creating a parallel religion
12:30 – finding comforts in our multiple identities 13:25 – there is a right Islam and a wrong Islam
14:30 – the need to provide direct responses to current misconceptions

Introduction 2
15:41 – introducing the specific material and the book
16:40 – goals of discussing Prophetic models of coexistence
16:52 – outline of the four models of Coexistence
18:02 – taking from all models and combinations of them
20:00 – The Sharia and the 5 main goals of the Sharia
20:55 – how legal abrogation (naskh) impacts finding a model of coexistence that works for us
25:43 – an example of slavery and abrogation, and suspension of rulings
26:34 – The Sharia wants slavery to end
29:47 – we want to revive Islam, not reform it
32:06 – the concept of the subtle moment in Islamic law
34:55 – the concept of the object of a Sharia ruling has vanished
35:18 – the concept of what is necessary now
36:48 – the four things that allow a ruling of the Sharia to change

Links
fiat currency
the first rule of three 
Gomaa’s book link
Coexist Foundation
Maqasid al sharia
Abrogation in Sharia
Ratio legis
International treaties to end slavery
Ihya Ulum al Din
Prayer T1/T4 – tayammum sign

Quran Quotes
Woe to those who pray, and are absentminded in their prayer: 107:4-5
To you is your religion and to me is mine: 109:6
Whoever wills let them believe, whoever doesn’t, do not force them to believe: 18:29
Indeed for you in the Messenger of God is a perfect example: 33:21
Free a slave: 90:13
Ruling with what God has revealed: 5:44

Hadith Quotes
“My Companions are like the stars”: Bayhaqi
Lying about the Prophet ﷺ on purpose: Bukhari
What was the Prophet’s face like – radiant like the moon: Bukhari and Tirmidhi
Hadith of a reviver being sent to the Muslim community every 100 years: Abu Dawud
“From the wisdom of David in Psalms that the believer should be knowledgeable of their time and needs”: Ibn Hibban

People Mentioned
Ali Gomaa
Al-Zarakshi
Al-Suyuti
Abu Muslim Al-Asfahani
Abdallah al-Ghumari
Benjamin Franklin
Imam al-Ghazali

Ep 07: The Cave

Ep 07: The Cave

The chapter of the Cave (chapter 18) tells a story of a group of young men fleeing persecution. However, aside from being a historical story, it speaks to us personally. We all have some sort of injustice that we need to run away from, and the greatest cave we can find solace in is our own heart. How can we accomplish this, how can we be safe in the cave that is within?

 

 

Episode Notes

Quran Mentioned

  • “To you is your religion, and to me is mine”, 109:6
  • “They were a small group who believed, so We increased them in guidance”, 18:13
  • “Have awareness of God, and God will teach you”, 2:282
  • “Read in the name of your Lord who created you”, 96:1
  • “Those who remember God standing, sitting, lying, and contemplate the creation of the heavens and the earth”, 3:191
  • “O you who believe, remember God often”, 33:41
  • “Flee towards God”, 51:50

 

Hadith Mentioned

  • On the practice of reciting the chapter of the Cave (Kahf) on Fridays: al-Ḥākim in his Mustadrak
  • Everything has a polish and the polish of the hearts is the remembrance of God: Bayhaqi
  • Make remembrance of God until people say you are crazy: Imam Ahmad in his Musnad
  • “I created you for my worship so don’t fool around…” Not really a hadith, but a popular statement found in some Islamic literature. We therefore do not ascribe it to the Prophet ﷺ, but its meaning is sound.
  • “Allah is beautiful and loves beauty”: Muslim
  • “Allah has written perfection (ihsan) on everything”: Muslim

People Mentioned

Ep 06: The Month of Rajab

Rajab is one of the four holy months in the Islamic calendar and typically signifies the countdown towards Ramadan. However, there are other blessings and historical events, such as the famous night journey of the Holy Prophet. How can we make the most of this month? This episode offers some ideas.

 

Episode Notes

Quran Mentioned

  • Verses about the four holy months, 9:36
  • Nasī’ is an increase in disbelief, 9:37
  • Pack your taqwa, 2:197
  • Be and it is, 16:40
  • Victorious is the one who purifies their sou. Defeated is the one who doesn’t, 91:9-10

Hadith Mentioned

  • The Prophet (God bless him and give him peace) saying the year is now in order, Musnad of Imam Ahmad
  • Fasting person has two joys, al-Tirmidhi
  • All actions of the person are theirs except fasting it belongs to Me, Bukhari & Muslim
  • In your days are windows of opportunities, al-Tabarani
  • No good in a religion without prayer, Abu Dawud
  • A ring cast in the desert, Ibn Hibban
  • Stories of Prophet’s chest being opened, Muslim

Ep 05: How Good are our Mosques Really?

A recent Pew Report indicates that about one-quarter of people who grow up Muslim in the United States end up leaving the faith. (I wonder what it is worldwide). I put no blame on these people whatsoever and find this study a cause for self-reflection on the effectiveness of our institutions generally, and our mosques specifically. Are there truly any great mosques out there? And if so, what are doing to support and increase them?

 

Episode Notes

Quran mentioned

• 72:18 – Mosques are for God alone

Hadith mentioned

  • The story of the Man who urinated in the Prophet’s Mosque: Sahih Bukhari
  • Hadith about lying about the Prophet (God bless him and give him peace) on purpose: Sahih Bukhari
  • Hadith about the whole earth being a prayer place: Sahih Bukhari & Muslim
  • The story of the Christians of Yemen praying in the Mosque of the Prophet (God bless him and give him peace) during their stay in Madina: The Seera of Ibn Hisham, the section of the Christians of Najran visiting Madina.

Ep 04: Relying on our own actions, or Relying on God?

Do we rely on our own actions, or do we rely on God? What is the difference between the two? Have you ever found yourself feeling, “what’s the point of it all, God doesn’t hear my prayers?” This episode explores some of these questions and reminds us that our trust should never be just on our own actions.

 

 

Episode Notes

Quran mentioned

  • 2:282 – Awareness of God comes before learning
  • 2:197 – pack for Hajj, but don’t forget to pack your taqwa.
  • 22:11 – worshiping God on the edge

Hadith mentioned

  • “Taqwa is here…” Sahih Muslim
  • “No one will enter Paradise with their action…even me except if Allah will cover me with His Mercy.” Sahih Bukhari
  • “Strange is the affair of the believer because it is always good” Sahih Muslim