The Dilemma Of The Youth

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Abdullah Hakim Quick

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“By Abdullah Hakim Quick. A common question the speaker is asked whilst on his travels is: What is the answer for the youth to keep them upon the correct path? How detrimental is the predicament of the youth today? The speaker shares with the listener various real-life examples of the diseased situations hurting the young Muslim community. This presentation can also be a tool in assessing what the current condition of the ummah’s youth is.”

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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sallallahu wasallam other thoughts in Milan via he will mostly say either no Muhammad, Allah He was off the edge my bat. My beloved brothers and sisters I begin with the greeting words of paradise. A salaam aleikum, wa rahmatullah.

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And I pray that Almighty God, Allah subhanho wa Taala would bless everybody in this occasion, and that Allah would make your most difficult challenge become easy.

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I pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless us with togetherness and bless us to be able to leave this occasion.

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Having increased our Eman and our taqwa

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one of the great blessings with being part of the womb of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is that the words that Allah blessed him with? Were not only relevant for the people during his time,

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but they will also relevant

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for people who would come after him. People in different societies, people in different parts of the world, those who have never seen him and even those who could not speak his language.

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And in one authentic tradition, the prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam has said

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no la jolla Leonardo da for the ITU Masada kochava Mahara Baja, what in Kumasi, Yabloko Mancha, ha masui le minha. The Prophet peace be upon them informed us surely Allah folded up the earth for me. And he showed me its east, and its West. And he informed me that the rule of my own mother possessions of my oma, the extent of my oma would reach as far into the horizons as he showed me.

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And so this, Heidi has always been with me in traveling and seeing Muslims in different parts of the world.

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And coming here to Australia has only increased my understanding of this oma.

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And one of the blessings, I believe that we have is that many of the crises that are being faced by Muslims in other parts of the world are the same as the ones that we face right here.

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A few years ago,

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we traveled from Cape Town, which is the southern most tip in Africa.

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And there we traveled north.

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And after flying for about 11 hours or so we landed in London. From there, a two hour flight takes you to Oslo, Norway.

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And so in leaving the southern part of Africa and going to Norway, we stayed within the same timezone. You don't change the time on your watch. But yet, you have gone from the southern part of the world, all the way to the northern part. And as we travel across continents, across nations, it is like a lot had folded up the earth for us. And I thought of this Hadith of the Prophet sola, sola, as we landed in this strange country,

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and being so far north, you would never expect Muslims to be there in large numbers. But lo and behold, we found over 40,000 Muslims in the city of Oslo itself. And they established the first International Islamic conference in Scandinavia.

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We studied the situation of Muslims in the north, we reflected with other brothers and sisters who had come from the Middle East, who had come from the Horn of Africa, would come from West Africa would come from Southeast Asia and the Americas, and all parts of the world to attend this conference. And amongst the resolutions that came out of the conference, was the fact that number one, Muslims today need to have a better understanding of their faith.

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We need to develop stronger lines of communication with the Creator of the heavens in the earth. We need to go back to the sources to try to understand what was the understanding of our early generations. Secondly,

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we came to the conclusion that especially for the people within understandable JAMA, it is a crucial issue today that we are

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Need to work towards to unify our reps.

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Also, we found that our, that the call to Allah is one of the most important areas that we can be involved in.

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But one issue that everybody agreed upon,

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and especially those who have families cited this issue as being the biggest dilemma, and the biggest crisis they face in their lives today. And that was the issue of the use, how to accommodate the youth, how to deal with the crises and the problems that the younger generation is growing up in. And the times that we are living, our times of great change. The Muslim world is like a sleeping giant.

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This giant has been sleeping for centuries. And now the giant is standing and starting to move in the first moments when you come from your sleep. You feel groggy, you're not sure exactly where you are, you're trying to reach out trying to get direction. And the Muslim world is like this. At one point in time we ruled this planet. At one point in time in the same way that we wear our Nikes and our Levi's and we eat our McDonald's. People used to try to dress like us. People used to try to follow the Sunnah. And you will find even in cultures that are not Islamic men wearing Imams, men wearing beards, having Islamic dress, women dressing in modesty trying to look like Muslims, because

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at one point in time, even though we will not

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the largest number in number on Earth, but our influence was the greatest on the planet. And so the enemies of Allah subhanho wa Taala know this very well and they are involved in a systematic plan to take us off the path and to help the flow of Islam to put out the light of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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When we look at the situation we are faced with, we find that Muslims are dying on the ground

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and it is a genocide.

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It is a serious development in many parts of the world. And so I say to you, as I said in the previous lecture, and I take strength in this ayah that Allah subhanaw taala has told us our Udo Billahi min ash shaytaan the regime yeah are you hella Xena Amala taco La Hoya foo colons Aziza, your slave, Malecon young fella boom de novo may UT la hora Sula, pocket faza fosun azima. O you who believe have the consciousness of Allah and speak a straightforward word. He would repair your deeds, and forgive you of your sins, and wherever obeys Allah and His Messenger has surely gained a mighty trial. And so I speak to you tonight with this colenso Dida not to come to tickle your ears,

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not to give you a feel good message. But yes, we need to feel good. But at the same time, we need to deal with our reality on the ground.

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What are the actual issues that we are facing in the life of this world?

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Because our messages we are getting from the Koran and from the Sunnah are not made to take us back 1400 years and leave us back there. But to give us the light, so that we can deal with the present situation today.

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And so when we look at many of the areas where Muslims are under attack, in the hot war, we find that we are being attacked not only militarily, but culturally. And I found this out with the Bosnian conflict. I started

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in films, I spoke to two survivors of this crisis that Muslims were involved in.

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And it came clear that the Serbians were not only killing soldiers, they were destroying masjids, destroying bridges, hitting museums, destroying schools. And then we see this pattern happening in Kashmir, happening in other parts of the Muslim world.

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That the enemy when they come when they came into Iraq, they wasn't chasing Saddam Hussein.

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They were more interested to destroy by the dam itself to ruin the infrastructure of the country. So they would not only be killing soldiers, but they would ruin the future of Islam because they

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projecting ahead. And so why do you bomb a museum?

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Why do you poem a school? Why do you find teachers and kill the teachers? Why do you burn books, because when you destroy the culture of a people, when you destroy the education, the records of people who are destroying their memory,

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and to destroy their memory is an attempt to put out the light for the future.

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And so the heart wall that goes on within our countries, is strategically planned. And the farms are strategically placed to not only kill soldiers, but to destroy Islamic culture.

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We also found that in many parts of the world, and we see this on the African continent, happening so much that

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if the bombs are not coming if the colonial army if the French and the British or the Dutch or the Italians are not marching into the land, now they will use another tactic.

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And we are feeling this tactic as well. It came clear, especially in a country called Mauritania,

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and Mauritania, is one of the seeds of Islamic knowledge in West Africa. Many of the great scholars of the Sahara who came down spreading Islam is not RB to Allah wa.

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The scholarly clans of people, some of them have descended, they can trace their descendants, their lineage back to the Napa Valley a lot one who rode his horse down to Lake Chad, he reached a central part in the desert. And so in Mauritania, some of our brothers went to visit a village and there was a special village in Mauritania, that was known for her father for every family had a half. And as you go towards the village, you hear buzzing like the buzzing of bees. Because so much code is being read inside of this village. It was their whole life. And the brothers saw this and enjoyed the visit with these strong believers, and then returned to their home.

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10 years later, they came back, the situation was drastically changed.

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They couldn't hear any for an being read.

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No sound at all, what had happened to them.

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The Western powers came into the area, not with guns, but they came in with free television sets,

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and satellite dish. And they also offered some of the teenagers a scholarship so they could study in Los Angeles. Or they could go to Houston, Texas, or to New York City. And so with the television now, penetrating the holes, they were able to project into the lives of the people,

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corruption that never would have entered before. And no marching army could have done this. But culturally, they were under attack. And when they saw this, they went out into the desert. So now if you want to get the knowledge there, you got to go into the middle of the Sahara. Because Allah said, we're not going to be involved in this. We're leaving this fitna. And now if you want to knowledge you go to the middle of the desert, and only those who are really serious about their knowledge would take the risk to go out there. And so our cultural attack launched upon the people's lives. And we see this coming about in many parts of the world.

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Our younger generation is growing up under this cultural attack.

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The whole society itself, at the same time, is in a serious change. And many of the thinkers within Western society are now confused, confused about which direction to go in. Because elements of are now coming forward. And coming up in society to such an extent, these elements are breaking down all the values of the system. One of the most dangerous groups coming up to the surface is the FOMO loot is to homosexuals. For years, they stayed in the closet, they stayed underground. It was known in Greece, it was known in Rome. It was known in high circles of the aristocrats. It was known in countries where there was corruption, but now it comes to the surface and it reaches the point where

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in some of the most powerful cities, some of the cities that it can

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To be the best places in the world, the pomo loop is taking over the society. And when they take over know that the destruction is near,

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in Toronto, Canada,

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where the United Nations and many of the scholars of the world had projected, the Toronto is probably the most cosmopolitan city in the world at this point in time. And it is one of the best places in the world they say, to go if you want to have a good time in the dunya

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the form of loot has come to the surface. Last year, when I returned to Toronto, the Muslims were reeling. The Muslims were in a state of confusion. Because the pomo loot, were marching in the streets, 750,000 homosexuals marching in the streets. And they said, we're queer. And we're here.

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And we're not going away.

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And so they stood up boldly against the Muslims. And I remember being down in New York,

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and also seeing this.

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And I remember this parade that they had, we were upstairs in Manhattan, and a big noise came about and I woke up and I said to the brother, what is going on? Is it work is what demonstrating

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isn't the poor people who are marching in the streets? And they said, No, this is gay pride day.

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I went downstairs.

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I had my coffee on and I had a long shirt.

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And I went on the corner and this person came up to us. And he said, You're strange.

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I looked at the brother next to me. And then I looked at him.

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He's here was like a chicken, you know, a rooster. But in the middle, he had a chain net shirt on if this metal chains around his neck, short pants and big boots. And then he said to me, you're strange.

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And I turned to the brother and I said South Dakota pseudo law, federal Islam. But eba was even come up data for Toba. Hurrah. Islam started strange, and it will return to being strange. So give glad tidings good tidings of a tree agenda

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for those who are strange.

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And so we looked at we said, this is the end of time.

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But no, it was a day of pride.

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And what was the worst thing about the situation in Toronto

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that the brothers and sisters now realized it had come to the surface. And I thought that we had put an end to this. It this thing started about 10 years ago.

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But now it reached a high level when they first came to us 10 years ago. And I pray that this doesn't strike you. But if it hasn't already, maybe on the way

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they called me up at the time when I was Imam and one of the masters and they called me and they said

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Mr. Hakeem, there's a new organization. This one is called min Allah.

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You know, they always talk about these blood clot things and min Allah. He said, What is this organization? They said it is gay, lesbian, bisexual, Islamic support.

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They want a new tafsir Circle route. They want the story of Luton a Salaam told in another way. So it's politically correct. And they said what is the Islamic position? And I told them I

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put my name in the paper.

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The punishment is death. And I'm not going to change this religion. But then they said, what would happen to you if a homosexual came to the masjid? This is a serious question.

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And I reflected on that.

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Because shortly before that, a brother did come to me. And he said to me, I'm a homosexual and he cried.

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And I said, what happened to you, brother? And he said, my father abused.

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This is a Muslim, that we're going to talk straight talk here tonight. My father abused me. So I felt sorry for this brother in my heart

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to make it too hard for him. But I said do you know Do you realize that you're sick?

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And he said I'm sick.

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So we said in the law, what is the new word Jamia? Allah forgives all sins, there is nothing that Allah subhanaw taala could not forgive if the person comes in

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Sincere Toba.

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And so we accept that this brother in the community, on the condition that he would see a psychiatrist. And he would seek professional help.

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And also the advice from the poor and the sooner to try to deal with this crisis that he was in. And this is part of what is happening to the young people today. It is part of the terrible change that we are going through today.

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And so we need to reassess our situation.

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Recently, a study was done by the Center for population studies in Cairo, Egypt. And they looked at the Muslim world.

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And they found out that Muslims today

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makeup at that point, they found out that Muslims made up about 26.1% of the earth's population. But what was interesting about this study is that they found out that the majority of Muslims are teenagers and children.

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It is the majority and startling information came that they found that 43% of the Muslim world are five years old and under 43%.

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And that if we continue to grow in a natural rate with people entering Islam, that by the year 2020, we could be moving somewhere near 40 40% of the earth's population.

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And so, a slip program

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a cultural attack is coming on our own.

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And we see it coming alive. Not only in western countries where Muslims are minorities, but we also see it coming alive in the Muslim world itself. Last summer, I was in shock.

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I went to Mecca and Medina Alhamdulillah I had been living in Medina back in 1973. And this was a time when there were hardly any tar roads. And the house that we lived in, you have to pump in the water. with with with a with a plastic hose to carry your water in buckets. We live with the Bedouins but Medina was sweet.

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And in the morning, the coolness the alarm going off, and you walk in the streets and suka Nisa for those who have been in Medina before and you walk in the streets of Medina and the the patina, the peace that comes to your heart

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that the halau the sweetness of this city

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and we grew up we were with the people of Medina and had an idea of of the young people in the movements and families. And when I went back last year, I was in shock.

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The cities in Mecca, Medina, especially Medina is changed almost completely. I was lost. It took me a half a kilometre to find out where I was to see some of the buildings that I used to know.

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And in Mecca.

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We made a lot in the harem. And then we went to this big new structure, you know, it's been down the road and we went inside and they are the Muslims were there and Gulf Arabs were there and different people. It was hot. It was the summer and people are there and they're Islamic close. And then next to the Kaaba. And you know what they were doing? They were waiting to play the mecca lotto.

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I couldn't believe my a lottery.

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They were waiting for the number to go around for their lucky number.

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What factor is this? How is this next to the carpet and then it's time to eat? Where do we go to eat now? McDonald's?

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Baskin Robbins,

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Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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like nobody else can cook chicken but people from Kentucky.

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fast foods, a type of dudjom culture. Not that the child himself will ever be laughed at the jhalak light culture that makes you hate your own culture. You hate your spices. You don't like your foods. What do you like burgers and fries. And as some of the young people what they want to eat, put burgers and fries in front of them put their traditional food and you will see in many Muslim countries now they want the burgers and fries. all the vitamins all the nutrition has been birthed out of the foods

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It's cardboard that you're eating. But it's McDonald's. This is the way.

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And so we see that globalization moving toward that one culture and the young people are caught up in it.

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in Medina, it hurt my heart. Loving Medina, seeing some of the young people running around. And they were more comfortable in jeans and in shirts than they were in the soul.

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They wanted to wear their baseball hats.

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And one boy was making a lot in front of us. And he had on a soap and this is many young people are doing this now. A soap and a baseball cap. I'm not saying that it's around brothers who got baseball caps on right. But let's look at this thing culturally now. A stove and a baseball cap. He made a lot. He turned it backwards. And the baseball cap said Levi's.

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So Pamela, this is in the Prophet's mosque. I'll let you start to select Levi's. So from the top from his head to his neck, he was yahoodi.

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And from here down, he was an error. What is the Levis, we don't know the science, the levy is one of the other tribes of Israel, a rich Jewish family in New York City, who is making money with the genes sending their culture to outer worlds. And Muslims are wearing these things, wearing the symbols and not knowing what they are doing. Because this is the way to go. This is the new culture. This is the globalization sisters and beautiful oblah buyers. I see is this a beautiful black buyer? What does it say on the back? See Kay, Calvin Klein,

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Gucci

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or you got your Avaya with a Nike a check.

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Right? You get your shirt. What does it say? Just do it. Just do it. What does that mean to you just do it. It means biller who dude, it means you have no limits. It is the shapes on himself while he was talking, just do it. No key tell the law no sooner, no higher.

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Just do it.

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But they wear it because this is American.

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This is the culture. But it is really an Allah knows best. It is the precursor of the Agile himself. And so the young people are caught up in this cultural attack.

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And it moves. It comes through the nasiha right through the front between the eyes. When you take in that information in the face. And many people when they watch the television,

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they don't turn the channel they look at it. They don't talk they don't say anything. And racism,

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sexism,

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all types of isms and schisms. And negativity is pumped into the mind with a smile.

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And they come with the Olympics. And you experience this here. Look at the struggle that we had. But they say no, no, no, it's the Olympics. We're having fun, they smiling at you. The whole world is here. You see how what they're doing? young people want to have a good time.

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They want to express themselves. They want to play sports.

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And if we don't have an alternative for them, then a slip deceiver will bring the alternative. And we found out that right now in America they are spending more money on entertainment than they are on the military budget.

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More money on entertainment. Why? Because if you control the minds of the children, if they love that baseball hat or that that check more than they love their coffee. More than they love their own culture. You got it. But the struggle is over. struggle is over.

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His knifes you is under your control. If their heroes are the ones who are flying in the movies, attacking Muslims, destroying countries throughout the third world, the battle is over. Okay, we can talk all we want

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43% of the Muslim world, five years old and under the majority of Muslims, teenagers and children.

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Well, let's ask ourselves now.

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Let's look at the Muslim community.

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And I can't judge necessarily right here in Australia.

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What I'm beginning to see is very similar to Canada. Let's go to the Masters now. And let's really look at the programs that Muslims have, how many programs in the masjid and in the Muslim community is dealing with young people?

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How many programs are dealing with women, and we're going to talk about that tomorrow night in Sharla. How many programs are dealing with women, most of the messages are set up for men over 35 years old.

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90% of our budget is being spent to support institutions, for men over 35 years old. Even people who are selling encyclopedias

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would have more sense than that, they would have more sense than that, they would target

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the audience who wants the encyclopedia.

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So therefore, if the majority of Muslims are teenagers and children, that the majority of our time should be spent dealing with teenagers and children, the majority of our wealth should be spent in developing institutions to deal with their problems. But no, we expect that some miracle is going to happen. And suddenly, they will turn good, overnight.

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But what happens to us especially in countries like this, we have gone through a change in Canada, and America similar to yours, in that, in the 50s, and 60s, Muslims started to migrate into North America. Now when the early Muslims were coming in, and it may be slightly different here.

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When the early Muslims were coming in, and these waves, their intention was to stay for a little while, make some money and return to the Muslim world.

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Because it is unprecedented in Islamic history, that Muslims would migrate outside of Dar Al Islam into Daro.

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For we see it now, in the past century, Muslims migrating out of the lands of Islam into the lands of the abode of disbelief in order to live.

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And so, but they say, No, my family's back in the Muslim world, I'm going to make a little money. And then

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we'll go home. And then five years went by 10 years goes by. So now he says, Well, I got my degree. I've made a little money, I want to get married. But I've got a job. In some cases, when he's stuck, he goes to the university, and he's overqualified to go home, he can't find a job in the Muslim world. So we stay and then the child is there. And there is the young child Mashallah.

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So nice little,

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right? Little vein of martial law. But then they get bigger.

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And they're growing up in Western society. And the television becomes the more of them.

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And you know what they're teaching on that television. And so suddenly,

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two phases start to develop. One for the family. And another one for society.

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One for the masjid. And the other one for school for the streets,

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to faces develop. And we went to this crisis in Canada, with the two faces

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below, at home is such a good boy. He makes us a lot. He's so respectful. But then when he goes outside to school,

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he puts his hat on he gets a what we call it attitude. Right? And he starts walking with a limp, right? Like this, right? It's walking with a limp. You know what I'm talking about, right? He's got an attitude.

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So below becomes Billy.

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Mohammed becomes more.

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Ali is out.

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asiyah is Asia.

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It's two personalities.

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And I'm sure you haven't something like this here. And really, you know, you can't I'm not blaming the younger generation. They didn't bring themselves here.

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They didn't ask to come here. And in many places, their father whose name is Mohammed, they look at his business card, and it's mo

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he started to split personality.

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And so suddenly, one day, the father turns around and he says to his son,

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is trying to mix a lot and mix a lot. And the boy says, Why?

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Now, why is not in the vocabulary of many Muslims? Why mix a lot?

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I don't know if you know, people from Pakistan and Pakistan patterns that we have this sunset, why makes a lot? Oh, they were in crisis.

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But he's asking a good question really. Because if we are studying our sources in the philosophy

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of prayer prohibits evil and corruption. So what is the purpose for the prayer, we're not just going up and down as an exercise is a consciousness that develops in the mind. And we should be able to answer it. But in many cases, our Islam is cultural Islam is not based upon the principles. So we just do it because our father did it.

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Or we do it because our mother did it.

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And so the two personalities develop. Now, what can happen in some cases, is clinical schizophrenia. And this is a this is a this is a mental condition. And it's not like we're a person actually switches personalities. Because if you have to keep switching throughout school and you act one way, you're at home, and you act another way, and you're switching back and forth, suddenly you can't switch.

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It gets caught, you change. And so the dual personality. Now, all of us do role play. And there's nothing wrong with that. If you go to play sports, you wear the clothing, or people will play in sports. So you play a role in a sense, but when the change affects your character, your value system, now you're in a dangerous situation. In one hand, the person is good is around Muslims, he has a clean mouth, he goes amongst non Muslim he starts swearing

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his character starts changing. This is a dangerous condition that the younger generation finds themselves in the process Allah has told us, such as women children, NASS and de la yomo, Fiamma della watch hain, Allah Yachty, how will I be watching will have will now if you watch or become a college professor, you will find from amongst the most despicable people

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on the Day of Resurrection is the one with two faces, he comes to one group with one face, and to another group with another face

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to faces. This is a dangerous situation. And so because of this crisis,

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we went to the young people, and try to ask them what they feel about the situation. And I want to share with you some of the discussions or some of the points that were brought up by young people in Canada, in the United States in UK, across South Africa, who are discussing these issues concerning the crisis of the youth.

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The first point that was brought up by by many of the young people is racism.

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Now they are coming. They are growing up in a in a society in many of the societies here where at least technically speaking, racism is not allowed.

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And even Muslims carry bias with them. We carry it from our villages of komiya abelia tribalism we carry from our society. In some places, the the tribes, that the people say, Well, I'm not going to marry that person.

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Because those people come from down on the river. And we live on the hill. We don't marry these people.

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And they bring this into the masjid. They bring this bias into the community. In Toronto, I lived with dTT, the Somali community very closely to two Somali brothers in the master. I knew some books.

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After a couple years, the masjid was 50% so much.

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And so one day and this is something especially for our Somali brothers and sisters, Why here? One day I was dealing with an issue. It was Ogaden, Western Somalia. Okay. There was a fighting going on and Okada and so I connected okay then with Kurdistan and with Philistine and we were supporting what was on a group of people came to me after Salah they said brother Abdullah

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you you're innocent man.

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You're more than is download

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the his heart are in the eastern side of Toronto. The how we are on the west.

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So what is this? Everybody's got the same name, the same bathtub, the same food, the same culture. But yeah, now it's starting to come clear. This is how tribalism can get us.

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And the brothers and sisters know what I'm talking about. Then a sister came to me a beautiful system. And she and she was crying. What is going on? She said, I want to marry this brother. And the parents. The mother said, If you marry this girl, I will. I will disown you. You're out of this family. Why? Because she was from a people called the mid again.

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And a bit of guarantee people and brothers and sisters know what I'm talking about. The mid to Gani people.

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One of the rewires concerning myth again, is that the how we are and Dakota is hot and mid to Gani, we're on a journey.

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And the food ran out, and there was a dead ostrich. So the three tribes they didn't eat, but the Michiganders they ate, he ate. And so they purchased them until the day of judgment. And so nobody will marry from the middle again. Why?

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What is wrong? Why? Where's the Hadith, about about Deen being the primary issue in marriage? tribalism,

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nationalism, it is a filter. And when it comes inside the mind, the people can't think right.

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And so the young people expressed this to us. They said in words, you know, our parents want us to practice Islam, but they're biased, I want to marry somebody who did not from our tribe is another color.

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I want to marry that person. Islam doesn't say, to stop, but you tell me to stop. This is a contradiction. And if you want the younger generation to repair itself, then we the adults, we have to repair ourselves first.

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Another issue that they brought up is the issue in parenting itself.

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Some of the parents, they said, the young people said, Some parents are too strict. And some parents are too liberal.

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Some parents, everything is wrong. Everything is no. And other parents, they say no, just do what you want to do. But when you reach 21, you got to marry your cousin.

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It doesn't go like that doesn't go like that. You can't expect a quick fix after the person is raised with a different lifestyle. And so they complained about parenting. And they said, Our parents should come to the public schools, go inside the school system and see some of the problems that we face.

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Don't just stay outside of our generation, come inside with us and see what you put us in.

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We didn't ask you to be born in this world.

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A lot brought us through you, and you have a responsibility.

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Now, the point they spoke about was the issue of peer pressure.

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And the issue of peer pressure is a crisis. And that is that the influence upon the younger generation amongst their peers, amongst their friends, it has become to a certain extent, even more powerful than the parents themselves.

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Peer pressure influences dressing styles, instance influences attitudes toward life. It influences the places that you go, the people who you are with. And so peer pressure is a great struggle. And in some cases, Muslims even fell into dating.

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And this will be maybe a question that always comes up when we are talking about the youth. And they are falling into this not understanding the Sharia not understanding the way that Islam sets up for you to get to know somebody, but living in the society and then falling into the trap.

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Another point, which is a great crisis for the younger generation, is the crisis of drugs.

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Drugs are pouring into the band. And we to a certain extent, and of the older generation are part of a drug based culture. Because some people, even though they may not be taking hard drugs like cocaine and like like like heroin, but they are involved with drugs, sometimes sleeping pills, taking sleeping pills to sleep. The pills are all around the house. So the child sees these pills. Some of the parents even when they were young, or when they're in a wild part of their own life. They might drink a little alcohol here and there. It is happening.

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Some people in some parts of our community even choose part, they choose the part, right mirror

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and they choose the mirror.

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And when they choose this drug, it keeps you up for 2530 hours. And some forms of this mirror, especially in Yemen and Somalia in different countries, some form of this of this drug is psychedelic.

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So the young person sees you chew and Mira

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and looking staring out into space

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and can't go to sleep for 30 hours. And then somebody comes along to them and says, you want to have a good time, take ecstasy.

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Look at that beautiful name, take ecstasy. And this is how they use these names on these drugs, you know, beautiful names they give. I remember being in Medina, and the brothers in Los Angeles wrote to us and they said, you know, there's a new drug angels dust, angels, dustman, they were taking embalming fluid, the fluid you put in dead bodies,

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and they was snorting it and put it in their veins and going crazy with this drug. And so he runs down the street Wilds and preserve can cheer in office clothes, and next days bruised and battered, and they say what happened to you, man? And he says, I don't know. But I had a good time.

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And so ecstasy,

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ecstasy.

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But what's the difference? you're chewing clocks, and he's taken ecstasy.

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The new drug that comes on the scene for America? I don't know if it's here. Yes, is crack cocaine. Is it here?

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crack cocaine. This is one of the most dangerous drugs ever created.

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Because one time you take it,

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you are addicted for life.

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Even if you come off it, you will always be haunted. By that feeling that came into you that change in the chemistry of your blood. It will haunt you for the rest of your life. And people in the society of saying to the young people come try this, you will feel powerful,

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you will be intelligent. You have everything that you ever want it. Take a drink, you can talk to that person. I know you're shy, but drink it then you can talk.

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But what is the reality of addiction, it is a monster.

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And when the person takes the crack cocaine, and they find themselves rising up, and they this feeling of power comes into them. And after a short while they start calming down

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and you start itching, and you feel pain in your joints all over your body until you take some more crack just to get normal, not to get high, just to become normal.

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And then it continues and continues and you need more and more and more and more. So some people are using 500 to $1,000 per day.

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Where do they get the money from?

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In some cases, they steal from their own father and mother Will he ever

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be because the crack has no allegiance to anybody. It is a monster that has to be satisfied. living within the individual, your monster that's constantly calling you and will punish you and torture you. If you don't answer the call to that monster

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in Cape Town now, they are talking about a new drunk and you know they are attacking us so heavy in Cape Town. Because the Muslim community is so big and vibrant. They're attacking our younger generation. They built a new discotheque. They have what is called the rave generation with a rave. And so they stay up and they take this exit they built this one called dark side and dark side It looks just like martial

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law lobby.

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And on the front of it, it looks like the Blue Mosque in Turkey. They studied the masjid. If you're new in Cape Town you're driving now you say oh look at that beautiful Masjid. It's a discotheque.

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Inside the discotheque. They have seven levels of rain. like seven heavens.

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Also they have a special

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kitchen or a special restaurant inside of the discotheque. So if you're discotheque and you're high and you're drunk, and you want something to eat, you can have halau food

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because some people were able to Billa they said no, I want halau food. Okay, that's the insanity that is happening in our community. But they are targeting the young people. And recently, they said there is a new

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Drug which has been released for less than a year.

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Project directs and it is essentially a small sterilization pill. And they set the drug is now being used by rapists at parties to rape and sterilize their victims. This pill now they used to have this this this rape drunk, okay, which they would put into a girl's drink. And then she loses after a while she loses consciousness of herself and doesn't wake up for the next day maybe. And the rapist then does whatever he wants to do. This one here that they're putting in the drug, it not only gets you high, it sterilizes the woman and it was used first to sterilize large animals.

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So when she takes it, she cannot have children for the rest of her life. This is now in our communities, in the name of fun, in the name of rave in the name of ecstasy, they are trying to cut down our population.

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And so drugs are pouring into our community. Also casino, the casino culture. And even now on the internet, the internet is a positive thing. But you have to control the internet. And those who are on it know very well what I'm talking about any mode, boom, it pops in front of you. It's like shaped on putting a chair in front of your face, comes to the new casino, open up this website and you win some money.

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Just Just touch right here. You'll never forget this for the rest of your life. It's like shaytaan running on the highway. And so we have to guard ourselves make special str diminish a THON before you go on to the information highway.

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Another thing that the youth are saying.

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And this is a dilemma, it's part of the dilemma of being a young person is double standards.

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In some cases, in some families, they have a standard for boys. And they have a standard for girls. Right? I hit the system say yes. Okay. But boy, little Ollie.

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He doesn't run it around the house. No responsibility, doesn't make his bed his room is in a mess. doesn't do any chores. He's running around with his Superman shirt on or something like just running around. Right? But what is this system? What does she do? She washes the dishes, she covers herself. She makes us a lot. She's neat and clean. She has to be in at a certain time. Ali doesn't have to be in. So what do you do with this double standard? It makes the brother irresponsible.

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And that is part of the reason why in many of the Muslim communities today, the sisters are leading the communities.

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You start a study circle, the sisters will be three times the amount is the brothers. Part of the reason his mother's not just fathers, you're spoiling your children. Make him wash the dishes.

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Make him clean his room up. Sorry about that brothers.

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Make him clean his room.

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Give him responsibility. Because if he takes responsibility when he's young, he finishes the task. Then when it's time to have a conference like this, and I congratulate the brothers and sisters of Islam, if things are on time. I've never seen this before. You know usually I told a brother you know in most conferences, I said brother it's MST Muslim Standard Time.

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It's about a half an hour late, why are you rushing? He said no, we do things on time here.

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This is because the people know how to take responsibility. And it's maybe part of the problem in the Muslim countries.

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that many of the rulers of our countries are nothing but spoiled brats. They were spoiled by their parents. And now they're the ruler now.

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And if you disagree with him, he sends the secret police. He puts you in jail because you disagree with him. He's a spoiled brat. He can't take criticism. He can't fulfill his responsibilities. And so his country is falling apart. The economy is falling apart. And when anybody wants to give him advice, he puts them in jail. You're revolutionary. But you know where it starts. It starts with the mother.

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Don't spoil your boys. This is a double standard that we have seen. And it is a common

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complaint that is made by the younger generation.

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The point that the young people made, they set Islamic practices. In some cases, the community has the wrong focus. We're focused on minor issues and not dealing with the school issues. We fight over minor little points in fifth, instead of uniting ourselves as an oma, and the young people see this,

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how do you think you want your child to respect you,

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if you can even respect other Muslims.

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And so the young people are going through a series of crisis. And we need to have more dialogues, workshops, what we have developed in South Africa now, as encounter in the States, we will take a whole day, bring the young people out.

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Let's sit down together and let them talk, not just a lecture Now listen to them.

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See what they have to say. Because there's some things in this young generation that happening older generation we don't understand this. This technology has changed human beings relationship with each other. So I say to you In conclusion,

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that

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seem always is in Aloha. Now you might be comin hot, are you gay, you do mafias procedure allow will not change the condition of a people till they change that which is in themselves.

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And we have spent a lot of time

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focusing on issues that are important, but they are not the primary issues. And so I recommend to you and myself, number one, we should have a reorientation of community activities.

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that it needs to be within every program, a significant amount of money and time, which is spent to deal with the younger generation. And that's not just a school Alhamdulillah here, you plus with schools. It's not enough with the school. Because when they leave the school, where do they go, then?

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What do they have to do? For most of the teenagers, they are really in crisis. And you know, when the crisis happens Friday night.

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Now, you know the rhythm of the Western societies, the Judeo Christian rhythm.

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They work all week. And then when Friday comes, they start getting nervous. They want to leave work. Friday Night cuz we say the eagle flies on Friday. And Saturday, I come out to play. So what they do they start doing crazy things from Friday night. by Saturday. They want to go out and party and get drunk and stay out late. And then they wake up on Sunday and go to church and say, Well, God, forgive me.

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And then they go back to work. So the week goes on like that we are in the same system now. So some Muslims, it's normal Juma. But what happens? They start getting nervous on Friday too.

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And they want to see that's the crisis. The families know. And use. You know what I'm talking about? When do you feel the most bored? You feel bored? On Friday night? And then Saturday. Okay, because in this this society, right, what do they do?

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They start doing their chips, right? They start saying which team is going to win? What's going to happen on Saturday, on Friday? When Saturday comes? They're watching sports. They're playing sports. Right Saturday night, they have to go to a discotheque. They must go to a pub and drink gallons of beer. This is how the society flows. So the young people are caught up in this. What do we do on Friday night? What activities do we have in the massage it in our centers for young people on Friday nights. Most of our communities are geared for men over 35 years old. Where does the young people end up in the mall?

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Right The Plaza in the cinema. Walking around downtown, don't have anything to do. This is the crisis I'm talking about reality now.

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So we have to ask ourselves

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Where do we take this

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one of the things that is needed as we are trying to do in South Africa now. It will hamdulillah I believe it has begun here we need to provide alternative recreation centers.

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And the model of the center is one where you would have

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a masala

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and you have all types of of sporting places.

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Like the Christians in America, when they want it to survive, they created what is called Wild

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MCA and why WCS? They have that here? Yes,

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we're in it, we are in a similar situation now we are culturally under attack, the greatest attack that is coming on us in societies like that. It's not bullets.

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It's not bombs. It's entertainment. That's how they get you.

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And then you see in the Olympics, everybody's smiling and they're running and I won the Olympics. And some foolish Muslims stand up there. And they make the national anthem, and they cry. When national anthem, totally out of Islam, what sooner is the national anthem? Where'd you get that from?

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Where'd you get these national flags from our flag is La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that is the flag of Islam.

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But yet still,

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we find that happened the Olympics, and then the clothes are getting tighter and smaller. And suddenly the spandex revolution happens. And as the process of them has informed us, the time would come when people would be wearing clothes, but they would be naked.

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And so they have the spandex on. But you see the definition of almost every part of the body. But yet the Muslims are there.

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It's a fitna.

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And so we cannot just say law, we have to provide alternatives. So the suggestion is I recommend to myself and to you is that we have along with the massages and the schools. Another institution is a full time Recreation Center, where we can have sports, where we can have guidance counselors, people to give guidance to the youth. Also, we can have Holocaust, we can study there. We can play to martial arts,

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we can do swimming, you can have separate times for the for the for the men, separate times for the women, it's just a matter of time management.

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And then on Friday night, there's someplace to go.

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When you when the young person wants to feel good, they can be amongst Muslims and the time for salaat comes they can make Salah what happens to the young people you downtown.

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And it's time to make lots of money. So what do you do? How many people are ready to make a lot downtown?

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How many people are strong enough in a mall to go to the side of the mall? Right find a clean place or pull out the rug and makes a loss and the people are watching you very few.

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So therefore, we need to provide alternative community centers where the young people can enjoy themselves with a guidance can be given where we can deal with this

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free time, because it is during that free time that the shaytaan what you have to be loved. This is where he makes this move. And so this is a crisis that we are in. But Alhamdulillah it is during crisis that Muslims have always shown the strongest personality. Now is the time for us to show our personality. Now is the time for us to be brave enough to look at our culture. So look at awatere look at reality. Look at the youth what they're going through the majority of youth, the majority of Muslims are teenagers and children.

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This is a crisis. And we asked Allah subhanaw taala to give us the strength to develop the vibrant community for the younger generation. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide the Muslim youth to protect them from the evil plan of the shaitaan. And to help them bring them from the Zulu map in the north, from darkness into light. Take them from the ignorance of Jaya Leah into the beauty and knowledge of Islam. I give you these words. And I asked the Lord to forgive me and to forgive you. Aku Kali howdah for astok for lolly walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh