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Abdur Raheem Green – Sex Drugs and Rock N Roll

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My dear brothers and sisters

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assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Welcome.

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For a second night

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of the coal 2010.

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Tonight, we have with us, brother of the Hank Green, who will take tonight's lecture

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before I head

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before I hand over the stand to pro Dr. Green, I have a few announcements to make. One is

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tonight, we have q&a after the lecture.

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I'm told that there will be mics around one for the gems and one for ladies.

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And

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there are slight changes in the schedule as well.

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The changes are

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the

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lecture

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there was to be held tomorrow night because one is there more to it has been changed to why do we need a religion

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and the lecture

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on Sunday has been changed to is there more to it. So as it is I'll let you know how it is tomorrow. We have

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in the afternoon, or rather in the evening from four to eight, four to six with other green women's rights in Islam at Darwin. And tomorrow night from 830 to 1030. Here at alamance. County. Well, we have Dr.

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Bill Phillips on why do we need a religion

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and day after tomorrow

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evening four to six Italian school. The topic is good work. Guan is there more to it. And on Sunday night.

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be lectured here at Alamos Cardwell by brother Abdullah in green towards a peaceful society.

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As I told you earlier, there will be mics for Gen Z as well as for the ladies. And after lecture, you can

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ask questions we'll elaborate as much time as we can for the question and answer session. And

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the questions below only on the topic. So please make sure that you listen to the lecture, and then be ready with your questions based on the topic. So to go open for question and answers based on tonight's lecture, which is the on sex, drugs and rock'n'roll

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up green green

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was born in Dar Salaam, in Tanzania, to British parents.

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His father, born in England, with Gavin green, was a colonial administrator in the then extent, British Empire. In early age, he moved back to UK with his parents. His mother is originally from Polish origin

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Mr. Green research and practiced many religions, including Buddhism for three years before converting to Islam. His study of God immediately attracted him to Islam, leading to his conversion in 1988.

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He has given the war in Britain since then, green work for five years in London central mosque, and Islamic Cultural Center is the visiting and English Dawa coordinator, but now runs a consultancy, which is green and chambers concerting with his friend

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and fellow convert use of Islam.

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He does make regular appearances on TV as well this

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Islam channel currently is working with an Islamic media company based in England and engages himself in our activities, including lectures on Islam in London's famous Hyde Park. He is well known for his efforts at reknown speaker corner in London's Hyde Park. Green has starred many TV shows on piece TV, including peace, Messiah, he often trips around the world on lectures and now

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this has brought him here

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Awards. And

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alumni, I am glad that we have a bigger crowd than last night. And

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I believe you're going to enjoy his lecture on sex, drugs and rock and roll for the hungry.

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Salam aleikum, everyone,

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Masha mamahak that's what I love to hear. Brothers and sisters, we're going to be talking today about sex, drugs and rock and roll. Does that sound interesting? Here? I think so. Some people may be thinking, How come? You're talking about sex and drugs and rock'n'roll? What sort of thing is that to talk about as a Muslim? I remember once in UK, we were giving this talk and we were advertising it. And some of the messages they wouldn't put the post up they said, No, no, no, no, no sex in the masjid. You can't even have the words in the masjid, you know, and handling that. But you know, of course, my brothers and sisters, when we talk about I tell you what today's topic is not

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going to be about

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today's topic, today's talk is not going to be about the effects

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of music. Is it halaal? Is it haraam? Is it mcru?

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It's not going to be about that.

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sex outside of marriage? Is it halal? Is it haram? What is the ruling in Islam? today's talk is not about that drugs.

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What is the ruling in Islam on drugs?

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I'm not talking about that. I'm gonna be talking about something much more fundamental, something much more basic than even that

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today's talk is a little bit in a sense about philosophy. It's about life, the purpose of life Why are we here? What is the reason for our existence? And in this world In fact, we don't need to go very far We don't need to even talk about the world we can just talk about the mall the mall these without actually we don't even need to talk about the movies, we can just talk about the capital Mali. In fact, we can see two competing ideas right here

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because you my brothers and sisters, Mashallah you have come here, or maybe you're sitting watching this on TV, I really wish you were here. It's much more fun. If you are here. You'll enjoy the atmosphere more. It's a bit hotter, you don't have the AC and I know some of you are watching this on the islands Mashallah. Just I don't know where can you hear that music? Can you hear the music?

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Yeah.

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You see, this? Is it brothers and sisters. There are some of us sitting here finding out something about Allah about his religion. And there are some other people over there. They have a different idea of what life is about. They think life is about something else. And someone has sold them a philosophy. Someone has sold them a religion,

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a way of thinking because you know, this is the heart of my lecture, my brothers and sisters, is the very idea of religion itself. The very idea of religion.

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What is it mean in the Quran? When Allah says in Deen in the law in Islam?

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Verily, certainly, definitely. The Deen with Allah is Islam. What is this mean? What is this word being mean? Does it just mean religion?

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And what do we understand? When we say this word religion? What does that mean to us?

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You know, part of the challenge that we always face when we talk about anything is that

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words have a meaning.

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But the meaning of certain words can change throughout time and circumstances. Now, for example,

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if

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if 5060 years ago, I went around

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I'm feeling gay today.

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You know, no one.

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You know, people would understand one thing if I said, I'm feeling gay today, today people will understand something different.

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You know, the language changes the meaning changes. When we say the word religion.

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Often, especially in the West, this word religion produces an idea. It's connected with an idea in the minds of people.

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And because the West is a secularized society, because the West, and in fact, this is true of most of the world, has made a division between religion and life,

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religion and life, Deen and dunya. And they think the two things are separate. So when you say religion, when you say this word, religion, in the West, people think of going to the church once a week, they think of some rituals, they think, think of some things that people do in their life.

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So it's very easy for them to think of religion as being something separate from their ordinary life.

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But this is not what the word Dean means.

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When we say Dean,

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when we talk about religion,

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when Allah subhanho wa Taala, talks about Deen, Allah is talking about the way you live your life, the way you live your life.

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And so think about that. When Allah says, in the, in the law in Islam, that verily the way of life, the way you live, that is acceptable to Allah is the way of submitting and surrendering and obeying Allah. This is what it means in Dena in the line Islam, the way you live your life.

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How do you live your life?

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What is it that you put your faith and your hope and your trust in? What is it that you believe is going to make you happy and give you success in life? It would be very interesting, even here in the Maldives, to go around and do a poll and opinion poll. Let's take the word success, success. And ask people

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what is your definition of success? In fact, brothers and sisters, ask yourself now, right now, I want you to ask yourself, What is your definition of success?

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Is your definition of success, that you have a good education, you have a good job, with a good salary, with a nice house with a nice motorbike or a nice car, even

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a beautiful wife, a rich husband.

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What is your definition of success? Because for most people in the world, that would be their definition of success. They would define success. And they would say a successful person is one who makes money, who has a nice house who has a nice car, who has a beautiful partner.

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This most people in the world would define as success.

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And if that is your definition of success, then you must truly ask yourself, what does it mean to be Muslim?

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What is your deen? Because when we talk about sex, drugs and rock and roll, what we are talking about really is this is a talk about lifestyle. This is a talk about lifestyle. This is a talk about how you live your life. And there is a whole way of life, the way of life of sex, drugs, rock and roll. It's a catchphrase. It's a catchphrase that describes a way of thinking, a way of living and what is it say? It says there's no gods.

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There is no God. There is no paradise. There is no Day of Judgment.

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There's no hellfire. There's no pie in the sky waiting for me when I die.

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If you want to have fun, if you want to enjoy yourself, if you want paradise, you need to find it right here right now on this earth. So you enjoy your life, enjoy your life and live it to the max. Sex, drugs, rock and roll.

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That's the message.

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That's the message.

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It's the message of the consumer society, the materialistic culture, the idea that in the world and the things of this world and the pleasures of this world, you will find happiness. The word they call it, the word they the word they have for it is hedonism. hedonism

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that's the idea that buy with sex and music and drink and drugs and money and entertainment. And and and this is how you will be happy. This is how you will enjoy your life.

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This is the religion of the world today.

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This is the religion of most people. Even most of the people who call themselves Muslim, their true Deen is this one.

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The way they truly think of success is the materialistic one.

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They don't think of success as being genda. They don't think of success as praying five times a day

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of fasting Ramadan

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of memorizing the Quran.

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Most people don't think of success as a person who is a scholar who has knowledge, who is studying the knowledge of the religion. They don't think of this one as being the successful one. No, no, no, no, no.

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So this is it.

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The materialistic society. And we are surrounded everywhere, by the preaching of the materialist culture, the hedonism the sex, drugs, rock and roll society. We turn on the TV, we see it and we hear it. We open the newspapers and the magazines, we see it and we hear it. We turn on the radio, we hear it. It's everywhere. It's all pervasive. You even walk on the street and you see

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the billboards, the advertisements, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are being exposed to this message, the message that if you buy this, and if you buy that, and if you have this and if you have that you will be happy, your life will be better. You will have more fun.

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Look at it. Let's look at some of those advertisements.

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I remember back in the United Kingdom. They had an advertisement for an alcoholic drink called Bacardi. Bacardi is a rum It's a type of strong alcoholic drink. And the advertisement

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might have been a picture of an island here in the Maldives.

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There was a beautiful beautiful white Beach, Palm Trees hanging down

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blue seas and blue skies. And you can see two bikini clad girls walking down the beach. You know you look at that.

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I want to be there.

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That's where I want to be.

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And the advertisement said this is what the caption was

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a rainy Sunday night in Peckham

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if you are drinking Bacardi, now I need to tell you something

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about British culture.

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Though our weekend is Saturday and Sunday. Yeah, your weekend is Friday and Saturday. Our weekend is Saturday and Sunday. So the worst day in the week. The worst hole the worst time in the whole week is Sunday night.

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Because Sunday night means the next day I have to go back to work. I have to go to my boring job and that boring office with those stupid people. Really. Most of them hate their work.

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They just work for what?

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They just work so they can make enough money to have fun to buy these things. So you can imagine it's Sunday nights

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and rain. I don't know in the Maldives you probably like rain.

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In England, we hate Rain, rain all we get his rain.

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It rains and that's why the why your biggest the biggest number of tourists that come to the Maldives is from what country do you know

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from where it's from UK.

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The biggest percentage because we don't we have so much rain. So it's Sunday night and it's raining. That means it's cold. It's miserable. It's Sunday night off the worst. Tomorrow is Monday and even worse. I'm in Peckham, now Peckham I really can't describe to you what a horrible place it is. It's a really horrible place. You don't have even horrible places like that in the Maldives. Peckham is horrible. So you can imagine here's the advert. You're on the worst day of the week. The weather is horrible. And you're living in this dump of a place Peckham bucks. But if you are drinking Bacardi, it will seem as if you are in paradise.

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Just the message

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you know this is what we are being indoctrinated with. brainwashed with. Oh, alcohol paradise alcohol.

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I could be in the worst condition I'll drink Bacardi I'll be. Look at the adverts for Coca Cola.

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Coca Cola.

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It's the real thing. Coke is life. Coke is it.

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And you see the advertisements for Coca Cola. The sun is shining. The young girls, they look so gorgeous.

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They Brown, not brown like you. White Brown, you know, when white people get brown, it's so sexy. And they're the girls smiling and the boys six pack.

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You know like Mr. Khan Who's coming? Six Pack, drinking a Coca Cola. And you're looking at that and you saying

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I want some of that? You know, the women are looking and saying oh, I want some more of that man. He's nice. And we're looking at the girls and all that. I want some of that. So what do you think? What do you do?

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Your mind You don't even realize it. But in your brain, you don't realize it but the people who make the advertisement, they know how to manipulate your mind. Because they spend billions of dollars studying how to brainwash you to buy their products.

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So you see that? You say I want some of that. And in your brain you connect? Oh, they're drinking Coca Cola. Coke, is it? It's the real thing.

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So you think, oh, if I drink Coca Cola, I will be young and beautiful and have a nice time like them. So what do you do? You go out? You're right, you get some buy some Coca Cola.

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You know what Coca Cola does to you?

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Coca Cola doesn't give you shiny white teeth, it rots your teeth makes you fat and you get cancer. That's what Coca Cola does to you. It doesn't make you young, happy and no, it's the opposites.

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But people are thinking, Oh, if I drink Coca Cola, I will be like those people my life will be like that.

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And you look at all the advertisements, whether it's for a washing machine,

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or you know, washing up liquid clothes liquid. I don't know, I didn't watch the TV here in the movie. So I don't know about your advertisements. But you will find look at them. They are all trying to they're not just trying to sell you a product. They don't just say, you know, this product will wash your clothes and this and that. And it's got in it this ingredient. No, no, no, no, no. They want you to feel that is if you buy this product, your whole life will change. Your whole life will change and they're very good at that. Because they want us to be consumers. They want us to buy buy, buy spend, spend spend. So they make us think that if I have this and if I have that my life

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will be so much better.

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You see I?

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I have my mobile phone here.

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My HTC

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but you know what one of the brothers, he's driving me around. He has the HTC HD two.

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That's the more new model than my I keep looking at it jealously.

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He's got the HTC HD.

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How come? I've only got the HTC HD? Oh, I want what he's got. Now, what's the difference? Between my phone and his phone? You know, what's the difference? This screen is a little bit bigger.

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It has a slightly faster operating system. But there is one really cool feature. The HTC HD two

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in your heart out iPhone.

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It acts as a wireless router.

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So I can log in to the internet through my HTC HD two, if only I had it. Oh, I want it. Oh, yes, I do. I'm not happy anymore. With this mobile phone, I need the latest. I need the latest gadget I need you see what never happy, I want the latest thing I need the next thing, my life is gonna be different, my life will not be the same if I don't have the latest phone.

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This is what they want you to believe. How did I ever live without it?

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This is what they want us to believe. So what

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we will consume and consume and consume by this by that have this have that

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the consumer society,

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the consumer culture. Now just like every religion,

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the materialists, religion has its theologians, it has to have some attempt at a rational basis to explain it. So for the materialist culture, the most important idea is the idea of evolution.

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Evolution is essential to the whole materialistic philosophy, because what does evolution saying? evolution says that you and me and all the human beings and everything in this universe evolved through a series of random events.

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There is no God, we don't need God. evolution has explained everything. evolution has explained how we came here, without the need for believing in God. This is what this is the heart of what evolution is saying. This is the heart of their philosophy.

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You don't need to resort to God to explain how we came to be here. You and me and everybody. We are

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descended from apes. Actually, no, that's not quite true. They don't say that. They say we and apes are descended from a common ancestor.

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Yeah, that's what they say. We come from the same branch of the tree.

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But basically, we human beings

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are sophisticated monkeys.

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That's it. Think about it. We're just animals.

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We're but we're a little bit more complex, a little bit more sophisticated. But basically we're animals now. How do you make a monkey happy?

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How do you make a monkey happy? Very easy. Give monkey banana?

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Give him some food. Happy monkey. Yeah, so that's number one. Number two. Keep the monkey safe. Keep the monkey safe from the lions and the cheetahs and the snakes and meaning you give the monkey some shelter keep him safe. Happy monkey. Yeah, and of course, give man monkey Roman monkey. Woman monkey man monkey. The monkey

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you got a really happy monkey. So if you give the monkey some food, you give the monkey shelter and you give the monkey some sex. And don't worry. If man monkey doesn't like woman, monkey, man monkey can go with man monkey. And woman monkey with woman monkey. Because it doesn't matter. Anyway. It's all natural, right? It's just your feelings.

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You've just evolved that way. If you're homosexual, if you're gay.

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According to this idea, of course, that's just nature. You feel those things because it's natural. That's what they claim. So just do it. As that famous Nike slogan tells you just go do it. Just do it, man. Don't think about it. Don't think about it. Just go and do it. Get out there and have fun. Fulfill your desires, because you're just an advanced monkey.

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That's what they're saying. So that's why our governments that's why our governments concentrate on doing what

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do they concentrate on morals?

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Do they concentrate on manners?

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The laws that most of us live by whose nose are they, their monkey laws, their sophisticated monkey laws loose made by other monkeys, for other monkeys.

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That's it. A bunch of monkeys in Parliament making some laws for some other monkeys.

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It's a whole lot of Monkey Business.

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That says the most we live by the law of the jungle, really?

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The law of the jungle? Because we're just monkeys, right? So what do they do? The governments they concentrate on? And what most people vote who have the chance to votes? What do they vote for? What do they look for in their governments? Mashallah, let me see, is he a pious person? Does he feel Allah?

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Does he want to judge by the book of Allah?

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Does he implement Islam? Does he teach us? No. We look at is this man gonna make me richer? Is he gonna make my economy is stronger? Is he going to give me more health care? Is he going to make you know, things cheaper for us? Are we going to have a more comfortable life? That's what we look for. And most, believe me, most governments, whether it's democracy, the ones who get into power, getting into power, because they can persuade the people that we are going to make you richer. Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton went, you know what he won, he won his election on one phrase, it's the economy, stupid. That's it. It's the economy. It's all about money. It's all about wealth. I mean, these

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people say,

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they're Christian.

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And they say they're Muslim.

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Our politicians, they claim these things. But how many of them stand up and say, the Christians? How many times did you hear Bush, or Blair, or any one of those so called Christian leaders of so called Christian countries, saying, you know how to be happy? If you want to be happy, believe in Jesus. Is that what they say?

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Vote for me because, Jesus, I'm going to bring Jesus into your life. Is that what they say?

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No, they don't say that.

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They don't say that. They say, vote for me, because I'll make you more money. I'll make you more happy with materialistic things will improve the economy

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will give you health care will improve your Social Security. The same with our Muslim leaders, the same things.

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That's what they're claiming.

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They don't say brothers and sisters, you know what? I'm afraid our economy will go down. We will not have so much money but you know what, we will live by the law of Allah. Who says that?

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Who says that?

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And you know what? We're not interested. Because you know what? We're Muslim by name.

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We don't know what the means. Because we just want the money. Maybe it's true. Maybe we're just sophisticated monkeys we just like the banana. Yeah, the shelter and the sex. That's it.

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That's how we keep us happy. Maybe.

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No brothers, no sisters, the brothers noses Mashallah, I'm sweating. One of the difference between us and monkeys action.

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Okay.

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Mashallah.

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Funky Music. We're going to get to music brothers and sisters, you see. So this is the philosophy evolution. So we've got the philosophy evolution. Now we've got, you know, just like a religion has to have the border. Muslims, we have Salah we have czaka we have Ramadan. Sure. The materialistic culture has it. And that's what it is music. Music. Music is the worship of the materialist culture.

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Call the end of shaytaan. That is what shaytaan calls the people to his misguidance. To his materialism with, with music. That's what it's all about. Yeah. And you see that? You listen to them.

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You see how they behave? It's very strange. Why do they need to fill their lives with this music? Why? Think about it? Why do they need this music? What's it all for?

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What do they need this music for?

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Because you know what, their lives are so empty. They have nothing in their lives. They have no understanding. They have no guidance, they have no comprehension. So they need to fill that empty not lives with this noise. It's a substitutes. That's what it is. There's no understanding music and you see them dancing, dancing, the music boombah boombah, boombah, boombah boombah boombah boom like that. hours and hours dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing like that. for hours and hours and hours. I remember watching a documentary when they went and filmed these people. There was this phenomena in England called raves the rave scene. And people would just go 1000s of them to a fields and they

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will put up these big speakers. And then they would start the music, the music bom bom bom bom, bom, bom, the dancing, dancing. And there was this one guy. It was seven o'clock in the morning, seven o'clock in the morning. These guys have been dancing all night. I remember back in the days when I used to do that stuff. We used to go to discos as the old john travolta days. We used to go to discos.

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And you know, we used to finish like three, four o'clock in the morning. These guys was still going on at seven o'clock in the morning, seven o'clock in the morning. Subhan Allah, and they were in the camera was interviewing this guy. And it was saying, Why? Why? Why do you come here? Why do you dance? What's it all for? You know what he says is I have this boring job. I have this boring life. But I come here and I dance and I dance and I dance until I forget myself until I forget myself. That's what it's all about. Forgetting yourself getting lost. living in a world of fantasy and escapism. That's what it's all about. drugs, alcohol. What is it all about? Why do people take

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heroin? Why do people drink alcohol? Why do people smoke marijuana? Because they want to escape and look at the words they use. Look at the words they use for this.

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I got stones. I was wasted. I was on cloud nine. I got high. I was out of it. What does that describe stone wasted high and cloud nine out of it. Look at these words. What do they describe? They describe my brothers and sisters. in a state of self annihilation. Self annihilation. I destroyed myself. I was away I was like a stone. What feeling? Does a stone have?

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What feeling does a stone have? None.

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I was wasted.

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out of it out of what?

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You see these people. They go drinking, drinking drinking. They and they come home

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in the morning. And you know what? They come home and they they're sick.

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And they fall asleep in a pool of their own sick? Yeah, really? We have this problem in England. The police on Saturday night. They are so busy looking after people who are drunk in case they drown in their own vomits. That's alcohol.

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That's what happens. So that's what they're doing. That's what they're doing. They're so drunk. And then they wake up in the morning. They said oh, I had such a good time last night.

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You had a good time. What did you do that? I don't remember.

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That's why I had a good time. The more they forget the more of a good time they had. And that's what it's all about. Music makes you forget muskan music I'm lost in music. I'm lost if I forget. I'm drunk. I forget. I watch the TV. I watch the movies. I'm in a fantasy world. avatar world. I forget about the world around me I forget about my I forget. It's all about escapism, escapism. It's all about running away from yourself. If you're so happy, why do you need to drink? If you're so happy? Why do you need to listen to music? If you're so happy? Why do you need to watch

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These films why Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll if you're so happy? No, my brothers and sisters, the reason why these people are most themself in this thing is because they are miserable. They are sad, miserable, last, unhappy people. That's why they take drugs. That's why they listen to music. That's why they spend hours watching these movies, because they have no true happiness inside and look at them. Look at them. Look at the people, their heroes who play these guitars and scream and screech like imbecilic fools to that noise. I was talking to one of the brothers today. He said, Oh, we were in the restaurant. And there was a singer playing his name is Kurt Cobain. He was the lead singer of

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group called Nirvana so famous, so well known. Here's what did he have brothers and sisters Think about it. Money. He had it fame. He had it. Women he had everything that they tell you in this consumer society.

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things they tell you that if they have if you have these things, you'll be happy. Fame, beauty money. He had it. Oh, how did he die?

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he shot himself. He shot himself.

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Yes. You over there playing the music. He shot himself. That's what his music did for him. What did it achieve for him? Nothing

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is gonna make you happy. How come you didn't make him happy? How about Elvis Presley, the king of rock'n'roll. The King of rock'n'roll died

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at 42 years old, why drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, he needed drugs to wake him up in the morning drugs to send him to sleep at night, I'll close down as taking pills the whole time. He was rich, he was beautiful. He was famous, the great thing of the King of Rock and Roll died from drugs.

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Look at them. Look at these miserable examples of humanity. Yet, they're the ones that they hold up as an example. They are the ones that they say, Oh, you need to be like them? Why do we need to be like that? Why would anyone want to be like them. Because you know what my brothers and sisters, when you look at it with open eyes, you will see it's a lie. You will see their whole religion is a false religion. It's a lie. Wealth does not equal happiness, music and drugs and sex drugs, and it's just escapism. They just want you to be a slave to their consumer materialistic society. And you know what the scary thing is, they need you to be miserable. They need you to be miserable. They

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want you to be miserable. Because the more miserable you are, the more you will consume. That's how it works. miserable people consume miserable people have to fill their lives with music and fantasy and films and magazines and fashion. That's what miserable people do. miserable people go shopping and have retail therapy, because they're sad, because they're miserable. That's why they get drunk. That's why they listen to music. That's why they spend money watching movies. That's why all this industry survives on it survives on the misery of people, people trying to fill their miserable, empty lives with these things. That's what it depends upon

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the consumer society, and then the people consume and they consume and consume. And that's what they're they know it. Believe me, brothers and sisters, they know it. They know that their magazines, and then music industry and that film industry, and that alcohol and their drugs, it relies upon you being miserable. And that's why the enemies of religion. That's why the enemies of true religion. That's why because when you have the truth, when you know the reality of what is the purpose of your life, when you truly understand, you don't need that stuff. That stuff becomes like someone grating your head. That's when it just becomes an ugly noise. It disturbs the peace of the

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soul, the true peace of the soul. And they don't want that. That's what they're fighting against. They're fighting against truth.

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And you ask these people, ask them, go on. Let's go and Ask those people, whoever they are. What's the purpose of your life? What's the reason for your existence? Why are you here on this planet? What's it all for? Ask them. Ask them what are your eyes for they'll say Oh, it's to see

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What are your is 402? Here? What are your shoes for? Oh, to protect my feet? What is the pen for to write? What are you for? What are you for what? What is the reason for your existence? Why are you here? You know, they say oh, to play the guitar.

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Yeah.

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You know what to put what? Like Kurt Cobain? Like him?

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What did his guitar do for him? On the purpose of my life?

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smug it's my girlfriend here. Oh, isn't that romantic? Oh, isn't that sweet? Yeah. That's the purpose of your life. Yeah, she's the purpose in your life until she runs off that with that guy from the Tomcat vote with a six pack. She runs off with him and it's

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what's my life? Why am I here? Then you start crying. All the purpose of my life is to get a degree to get a good job, I'm going to be a doctor, I'm going to be this until you fail, then they commit suicide. The purpose of life is money. But the money goals they kill themselves.

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So that, no, we're not asking, what do you want to do with your life? We're not asking what do you want to fill your life with? We're asking, Why do human beings exists? For what reason? Do we exist? Your eye has a purpose. Your ears have a purpose, your mouth, your shoes, your pen? Everything has a purpose.

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What is the purpose of life? Why are human beings here? For what reason? Do we exist? Here is the question my brothers and sisters.

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So what I'm going to do

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is just go to a simple back to my mobile phone.

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You see, imagine you got a new piece of technology. Imagine you got a new piece of technology. Now imagine you haven't really used mobile phones that much before. I mean, today, it's all pretty familiar. But there was a time when it wasn't. Or you buy something new, you're not familiar with it, right? So when you buy it, you're looking around, there's something you want to find

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something that's going to help you know how to use this piece of technology. What is it you're looking for?

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What are you looking for?

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Come on. I can't hear there's too much music in the background. Yeah, he's even holding up the manual, the instruction book, I'm looking for the instruction book, How do I work this thing? How do I make it work? How do I get the best out of it? Yeah, I mean, you might be able to turn it on and make a phone call. But no, you want to know more than that. You want to know all its features? Now imagine? I bought my HTC HD? Yeah. And I open up the box. And in it, I found an instruction manual for an iPhone.

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Is that any good?

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Is it?

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Is there any good if I if I found an instruction man, I've got an HTC ID Windows operating system. But I open it up and I find there's a book by Apple for an iPhone. Is that any good to me? Yes or no?

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If you found that what would you do in your in your your products? What would you do?

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You take it back right? There's the wrong instruction manual.

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I don't want the I want the one who made this phone

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to give me the instruction manual.

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Because they they made this phone they built it and they'll know how to operate it.

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So if you want to know the purpose of life,

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and more important, even then the purpose of life, not only the purpose of life, but how do you live that life? I don't want instructions

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from some monkey sitting in a Parliament's I don't want instructions from some human being because the human beings did not make me they did not make me who made me who made you,

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Allah, the creator, Allah, the creator, he made us and if we want to know the purpose of our life, if we want to know the reason for which we exist,

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and we want to know how to fulfill that creative purpose, we need the instructions from the one who made us from the one who created us who knows this better than the one who created us.

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Imagine

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I went to the marketplace

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and I bought this phone. Oh this is nice. How much is that?

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How much would it cost here? What do you think?

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I don't even know the name of your currency? What's the currency called?

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raffia. So how much would this cost? How many rufio? Would this cost?

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5000? is a lot of money.

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Imagine I went to the marketplace spent 5000 raffia. For this phone. Oh, that's nice. And I use it to scratch my arms.

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How stupid is that?

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How stupid is that? A bit. It's nice. It's smooth.

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It's nice, right? What a waste of money.

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But that's how most human beings are.

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They, they have this most amazing mind, this body, this life that we live. And we don't even know the purpose of it. We don't even know what it's for. We don't even know what we're capable of.

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We are misusing what we have been given. But you know what? God has given us guidance. The Creator has given us guidance. He's given us the instruction manual. And that instruction manual is the core and the book that is from Allah, the book.

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The vehicle kita Bula reiber fee, hood the lane in

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La flamming. This is the book without doubts. Hooda guidance for the pious people. The call n is a book of guidance. It is guidance from the one who created the heavens and the earth, the one who created you and the one who created me to teach us how to live to teach us what is the purpose of our life? What is the reason for our existence? And is it Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll brothers and sisters is that the reason for which we exist? Do we exist?

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Is the definition of success.

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You know we have that word we should hear it every single day five times a day. You know what success when the more than says hi?

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No That means

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come to success for the mean success.

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Hi.

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Hi.

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Come to the Sala come to the prayer come to success. That is the true success. The true success is to worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, the purpose of life, the reason for which we exists as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran and Harlock

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inside

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our Buddha

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Allah is telling us I have not created the human beings or the jinn and the human beings in Liya baboon it means except

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to worship me there is no other purpose in life My brothers there is no other purpose in life my sisters We exist to worship Allah Khan in masala tea one Misaki one Maja woman it Linda here rub Delilah mean say cool verily enough.

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Verily my prayer

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in masala tea one Lusaka and my sacrifice

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and my life, my life and my death. It's all for Allah, all of it is for Allah. Allah, Allah mean the Lord of the worlds there is in Islam, it's your whole life. Because when Allah told us, he did not create us except to worship him, you know, what's the definition of a Baba in Islam? You know what the word a bar that comes from? It comes from

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slave.

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When you are a slave, you are owned by your master. Not for one hour, two hour, three hour, you're owned by your Master 24 hours. You belong to him. You belong to your master and what your master orders you to do you do it that's what a good slave does, and a bad slave disobeys their master

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And you are either punished or awarded according to that, yes, but you know what this is not. This is not a degraded status. This is a lofty status. This is a noble position to be a servant, a slave of Allah, the Lord of all the heavens and the earth is the most lofty station, a human being can achieve. And so the definition of a bada at its heart is that you submit and surrender yourself to Allah, you obey your Lord, your Creator. That's what it means, a border. And so, there is a beautiful definition of the border. A border is everything which allowed the creator loves, and is pleased with, from the actions of the heart, and the actions of the limbs, everything which allowed

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the creator loves, and is pleased with from the action of the hearts and the action of the limbs. That's a bother. Think about that, my brothers, think about that, my sisters, that means the purpose of life. The reason for which we exist, is to try to make everything you do and everything you feel, in a way that Allah loves. And Allah is pleased with and what are the actions of the hearts, when we say, an action of the heart? What do we mean an action of the hearts when an action of the heart is love, that's an action of the hearts. intention. That's an action of the heart, sincerity, loss. That's an action of the heart, hope, trust, fear, or reverence. These are actions of the hearts. So

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you know, brothers and sisters, what a Muslim, a true believer in Allah is trying, you're trying to make your love. You see you can love in a way that is pleasing to Allah, and you can love in a way that is displeasing to Allah. In the Quran, Allah mentions the meaning of which is, there are some people who love others, as they should love Allah. They love them as they should love Allah.

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How can you love someone, another human being or another thing in the way that you should? or How can you make anything equal with Allah? How can you love something more than Allah? How, but you can people do?

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People do.

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And that should that's making rivals with Allah, but Allah has no rivals. So what is it? You try to make your love in a way that is pleasing to Allah? First of all, you love Allah more than anything else. You love Allah more than anyone else, more than your mother, your father, your country, your wife, your children. You love Allah more than anyone else. Anything else? And after Allah, the next one you love is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Yes, you know that. You know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, none of you truly believes until you love me more than your mother and your father and your children and even your own self. You don't truly believe. What is that that

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mean? Love. What is this love? Is this love the same as the love I have for my wife or my children or my mother or my father or my pet know, the love for online is a special love. It is the love of complete submission.

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That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told by Allah subhanaw taala to say, because there was some people in the time of the Prophet they said, We love Allah. We love Allah. They said, We love Allah. They will not shake Christians, Jews, maybe even singers. We love God. So Allah told the prophet to say a call in kuntum to Hebron Allah Fatah, the uni be become Allah say Yo Muhammad, if it's true say to these people, if you really love Allah, follow me. Follow me. mean follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam if it's true, you will follow Rasul Allah, you will make it today you will follow the messenger. If you really love a lie you and follow Him, follow him. You do what

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he does, because he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the best worship of Allah. No one can worship Allah better than Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam he feared Allah Most of us he was sent to be our example. And that is why

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we follow his Sunnah. That is why we follow his way because he is the best

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Example, the best in character, the best indeed the best in worship.

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That is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That is our example. That is the one who will try to follow some along while he was on them. It's him Rasulullah.

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So we try to do everything

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in a way that is, I try to make my love to love what Allah loves to hate what Allah hates, to put my hope and trust in Allah to believe that success true success comes from following Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by obeying Allah and by following His Messenger, that is the true success. If you really believe that then you are a Muslim.

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Then you know what Deen means? Then you know what Islam means? If you know that, otherwise, we're just Muslim by name. It's just a name that we have. We call ourselves that because maybe the Constitution says we have to.

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Is this Islam? Is that Islam?

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Is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his way? Can you imagine the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Playing this nonsense listening to this nonsense putting up with this nonsense? Well, Lucha brothers and sisters, what you're hearing now, when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to preach. This is what the mushriks used to do. They used to play music to divert people away from the Quran. This is what the enemies of Islam used to do. This is what the enemies of Rasulullah sallallahu is, he was solemn. They used to do that. And this is a Muslim country. Subhan Allah. This is a Muslim country. And look, they are fighting Islam, without any shame.

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What else is going on? You tell me Subhan Allah, and we call ourselves Muslim?

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What does Deen mean my brothers and sisters?

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Everywhere we are suffering.

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Everywhere we are being slaughtered. Our lands are a feast for our enemies.

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And you know what we want to blame? We want to blame the CIA, the FBI, the Illuminati, the Masons. The Rotary Club? Yeah. It's all a big conspiracy, isn't it? brothers and sisters? But how about us? Are we following Islam?

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Are we following the deen?

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Do they force us to behave like this?

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Is that the reality? My brothers and sisters? I don't think so.

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The reason is because we are not following our dean. We don't know what Dean means.

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We've become Coca Cola, Muslims, McDonald, Muslims, consumer Muslims. That's what we've become.

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And I say we I include myself. I include myself.

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We've been caught up.

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We're not really the people we should be. We don't really love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Because you can see we don't really follow his son now.

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Where is the dean in our lives? personally and collectively? Where is the dean and our societies? It's amazing. My brothers and sisters that we feel we can call ourselves Muslims. And we say our land is a Muslim land. Yet we think we can choose to follow the instructions of Allah or not what we pick and choose now. Okay, I'll follow these instructions. But not those ones. These ones about the laws that we should have. No, no, no, I don't want that. Thank you, Allah. Thank you, God. Stafford Allah, how could you be a Muslim and think like that or say like that? No, no, no, we prefer the United Nations version. Hmm. My monkey made laws. Yeah. Because that's it right. That's what they

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say. They say they're from monkeys. We don't say that. We say we're from Adam. They say that they're from monkeys.

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So what does that make us? When we prefer the way of monkeys to the way of Allah?

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Self confessed. People who by their own confession have come from monkeys. And we throw the book of Allah behind our backs.

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And we follow the ways of these people.

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Do you think we deserve anything except humiliation?

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Do you think we deserve the help of Allah

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Do we think we deserve that?

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Maybe the next tsunami won't pass us by brothers and sisters.

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You need to study the history. You need to see what happened to Benny isai people whom Allah gave guidance people to whom Allah you know, there was never a time when the Benny Israel did not have a prophet living with them. That's how our favorite demo above every nation above all nations, Allah favored them.

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And look, what happened to them when they rebelled when they transgressed The stories are there in the Quran? For us to learn the lesson my brothers and sisters to learn the lesson. But do we learn the lesson?

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Do we understand?

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Do we pick up the book of Allah? Do we read it and get guidance from it?

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Or is it brothers and sisters? We've just been taken, taken in brainwashed. We've just become consumers.

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Brothers, Islam and sisters, Islam is our Deen it must be our way of life. And you know what?

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You know what? There is something inside you. There is a piece of you.

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That will never be satisfied.

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It will never be filled.

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It will never find peace and happiness except in loving Allah and remembering him and worshiping Him. And following his guidance.

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There is a peace It doesn't matter what you do, how many drugs you take, how much music you listen to how much sex you have, how much you try to enjoy your life, there will always be that piece of you that will never be filled. Except by knowing Allah and loving Allah and following his guidance and remembering Allah subhana wa.

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But you know what, if you do know Allah, if you do love Allah, if you do follow a line, you follow His guidance, you will really truly taste a little bit of Paradise here on this earth, you will truly understand a little bit of what that true gender is going to be like. And reaching that paradise my brothers reaching that paradise. That is the true success as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Thank you for the green, heavy OCC here with me.

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Well, the end of the show for tonight. And now we open for q&a session. I'm told that there are two mics one for the gyms I think that might put the emphasis

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on to third row down there.

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And the one for ladies. I don't see it, but it must be somewhere near the ladies.

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Okay, for question answers. It'll be one question

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per person for a time. If you have a second question, you have to go back to the queue and queue up again for a second chance.

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Please keep your questions as short as brief as possible in order to save time.

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And we will

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entertain questions only based on tonight's topic, not questions ourselves.

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So before we go to the questions I would like

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a bit of advice is go for open ended questions rather than close ended questions.

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Thank you.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. My name is Marcos, Ebrahim and I'm a student is this is an age of Science and Technology. Most of the people doesn't believe that seekers harangue and accept that to them scientifically. They say you bring us scientifical evidence and we'll How can we prove to them that music is haram scientifically

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You see?

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The basis of our Deen

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is not science.

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It's not science.

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What does it matter if we can prove to them? You can't prove music is haram scientifically.

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Because halal and haram is not determined by science halau and haraam is determined by the end, and the sooner.

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That's what determines halaal and haraam. Science is always changing.

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When Einstein

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developed his theory of general relativity, he asked the

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astronomers of the time

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what did they think was the state of the universe and there was a consensus amongst the astronomer, astronomer astronomer astrologers, astronomers, sorry, astrologers. But once you read the stars, the astronomers of the time

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that the universe was eternal and unchanging, and constant.

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Einstein was not happy, because his theory

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didn't really match that.

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So he had to add something to his theory called the cosmological constant. And that was to explain his theory of general relativity in a static universe, then, they found out that the universe is not static, that the universe is expanding. So then, Einstein had to change his theory. So science is changing the whole time. How can you prove anything?

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with something that is constantly changing, the thing they hold to be effect one day becomes a fiction The next day, science is not certainty.

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It's not science is speculative by its nature, it's done. It's speculation.

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Even the whole of the idea of science is based upon a philosophically false

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premise.

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It's based upon the expectation that because we observe something happening again and again, and again, it's gonna keep happening again and again and again.

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And of course,

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that's a fallacy.

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As lots of chickens find out every day,

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chickens are quiet, perhaps thinking that as they're walking around,

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right, the farmer comes in the morning gives them some seed. And the chicken probably thinks that every day just as the farmer comes and throws them the seed that's going to keep on happening every day. But of course, what they don't realize is that one day the farmer was going to come, and he's going to cut their throat and have some Hallo chicken.

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The presumption of the chicken is wrong.

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But science, the whole of science is based upon that presumption. We observe this happening, and we presume it's gonna keep on happening like that. And therefore we predict this and we predict that and we predict this.

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That may not necessarily be true. Science is just a tool. Science is useful for some things, and it's not useful for some things.

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So we don't prove something is from the dean or not from the dean based upon science.

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The Core M determines what is halal and what is haram. The Sunnah determines what is halal, what is haram. If you want things to be proven to you, hello, hold on through science, you're following the wrong religion.

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That's not what Muslims have as their criterion. It's not our means of deciding halal and haram science know. Our means is the Quran

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means is the Sunnah.

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Maybe our state of knowledge does not allow us to understand why something is haram today. And maybe our state of knowledge will show why it is haram in the future.

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For example,

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the Sahaba

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did they know all the details and the names of all the diseases

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That a pig contained.

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Did they know that?

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Okay, now we know that pig has tricked and osis and worms and so many diseases, and it is so unhealthy for you because of this reason. And that reason and that reason that imagine now, I could make a healthy pig, a pig that has no diseases, a pig that has all the side effects taken out and I can prove scientifically that this particular pig will not give you any of those problems. Is it Hello?

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Is it now Hello?

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No, no. Because it's haram because Allah said it's Haram. That's why.

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Now if the person needs to understand, and we need to prove to that person, how do we know the Quran is from Allah? How do we know the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Messenger of Allah, this is a different question. And of course we can prove that through reason through logic, science can help us to understand to show that how can we explain all of these things except that it must be from Allah.

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So we can prove that but once you accept the Quran is from Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is the Messenger of Allah, then upon you is to hear and obey Santa Ana wattana. We hear and we obey. If Allah says this is haram, it's wrong.

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If Allah said it is halal, it is halal.

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This is what we use to judge halal and haram not science do Sokoloff hair My brother.

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Next question.

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Salaam Alaikum.

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Okay, it's on. We go to the sisters. And then we come back to the dentist. And

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I again, request you to keep your question to the topic.

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And before you start your question, please

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say your name and the profession. And then you can go ahead with the question.

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Lucia for the sisters, please.

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Okay, we go to this display.

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Brother, you can go ahead with the question.

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Assalamu alaikum.

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I am a school teacher. In the

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US schools. We teach music to our students

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of our school.

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I believe without music children cannot study well, because enlighten the brain of the children.

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I'm sorry, bro. Did you say without music our children cannot study well.

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Because music helps to enlighten the brain, the brain without the stimulus of our brain, we can study event. So is there any connection between the music and the education? Let me ask, let me ask you a question. Did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ever listen to music? Not

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so as a Muslim? What would you say from your knowledge of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about that particular theory?

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I mean, if that was the case, as what you say, then the people who would have listened to music the most would have been the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions and their children.

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Yes or no?

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That's right. I think so. So I think that's absolute rubbish. That is lies.

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And it's more monkey stuff.

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Yeah, it's more monkey stuff. That's what monkeys would say. Yeah. So I don't think that's true. I don't think it's true at all.

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I don't think music helps you to study at all. In fact, the opposite music is a distraction away from study.

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I think we

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have to understand

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that as a Muslim, as a believer, as a person who is trying to do everything in a way that is pleasing to Allah,

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as a person who defines success

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as being the establishment of prayer, the memorization of the Quran, studying and understanding the deen making Vicar of Allah subhana wa Ireland, this is what we have been created for.

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It is obvious that music almost always will distract you away from that, not encourage you towards it. Even machines, and I don't say nasheeds and buying machines, I mean the machines that contain singing without musical instruments.

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I don't believe machines are Haram. In fact, I have one friend of mine, who sings machines, I even wrote some machines for him. However, I still think that machines, even machines can be distracting away from more important things than listening to cram and learning the dean, I have seen it myself in my own kids.

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So even something like nasheeds you have to be careful, let alone those other types of music that contain the most filthy type of lyrics, encouraging people to sin, and disobedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala and every evil and unwholesome activity that you can imagine. And the problem is, it's like, it's like drugs. Also, my mom always used to warn me, don't start taking drugs, even marijuana, even if you start taking the, you know, the most least harmful of drugs. The problem is it leads to something else. You start with this one, then you go to something else stronger than you go to something else stronger. Music is the same. It's like a drug. It's the same thing. It has the

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same effect. Because what music does is the same as a drunk.

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Actually, there are scientific studies about music,

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about how music alters our brainwaves. It alters the way we think and the way we feel

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there. Therefore music has a similar type of effect, to being intoxicated. The effects of music is similar to the effect of being intoxicated. It alters our brainwaves and our way of thinking.

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And mostly it does that in a negative note in a positive way. Yes, there's some evidence, okay, of music, some types of music, having therapeutic effects, and so on and so forth. But I think the point here is, what is the therapy that we are trying to achieve? What is the end result? If we say my brother, that education is about training our children in order to be able to maximize their economic output? That will be very different

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from thinking that we want to train our children to be people of gender?

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true or not? Yeah. That's why most of the education systems that we follow even the Muslims are not education systems. They are indoctrination systems, that have been developed by people who have the materialistic philosophy in life. Thank you very much. Thank you, my brother. So if you got sorry that

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we thinking about that we go to the sisters, if you have any question, please. Proceed.

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When so much is prohibited in Islam. And most of the things that is music is so much laughter. So much love pious monkeys. What else is left which is allowed in Islam if we could do

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can we hit the cushion again? There was a lot of distortion.

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When so much is prohibited in Islam and most of the things that is music is so much loved by us monkeys. What else is left which is allowed in Islam that we could do

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you know what sister

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You know that it? I'm sorry to say I'm not saying that. I'm not. I'm not applying this to you personally. Yeah. But that sounds exactly the sort of thing shaytan said to Adam and how

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exactly the same sort of thing. And you must know my brothers and sisters.

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This is exactly what shaytaan wants to say and how shaytan wants you to think? How does shaytaan make you go a stray from the deen of Islam? through two things shashwat

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and shoba hearts. Shahada means your desires

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shoba hearts means doubts.

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Why is Allah stockers having so much fun? Why does Allah spoil our fun by not letting us have music? Why does Allah not let us have boyfriends and girlfriends and free love when you know, it's so much fun? Yeah, why does not let us gamble and drink and take drugs and enjoy ourselves. Allah just wants us to stop enjoying our life. This is exactly what Shay Tom wants to put into your head.

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This is exactly what he put into the head of Adam, and how when they were in genda,

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even though Allah warned Adam and how against a police, just as Allah has warned us

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against the ways of thinking of those people who are not Muslim.

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He's an enemy to you. Allah warned Adam and how he wants to take you with him to the hellfire. Allah warned Adam and Howard, but it bleeds came on what did he say? He said, I'm your friend. I'm your advisor. I only want good for you.

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The same thing, that's what we hear.

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We only want good for you. We only want you to improve you Muslims economically, politically, scientifically. We want you to improve better yourselves. And look how sophisticated advanced we are. You should follow us You see, you see you want to. You want to improve like us, you need to follow us. That's what they say. She can and then you know what he says? He shaytan says voila, he shaytan himself takes an oath by Allah He swears by Allah. He says, you know, Allah doesn't want you to eat from this tree. Do you know why? Allah doesn't want you to eat from this tree? Because Allah doesn't want you to be like angels and such beings that live forever. And Allah doesn't want you to

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keep from this tree, because he wants to keep you away from a kingdom that will never decline.

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That's putting doubts

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in the head of Adam and how Allah wants us to keep away from those things. Allah doesn't want us to be like angels. Allah wants us to keep away from Oh Allah, you see the same thing. Allah wants to spoil things for us. Allah is keeping us away from things that we will enjoy.

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It's the same type of thinking that shaytan puts

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a lot does not make music haraam to stop you enjoying your life. Allah make made music haram because music will stop you enjoying your life.

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Because music will destroy you. It will destroy your families, it will destroy your family, your communities. It will make you live live in a world of fantasy and escapism. And it will make you begin to behave like an idiot. That's why a law prohibited is

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like well that's the reason

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because what gives happiness and peace to the heart is knowing a law remembering a law, reading the Quran, studying the deen if you do those things, if you do those things, believe me.

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You will only find that music is like a drill in your head. It's like pain,

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distracting you from what is the true pleasure.

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So only a person who does not know the sweetness of eemaan the sweetness of knowing Allah and remembering Allah would think such a thing and say such a thing.

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This is where his joy This is where his bliss

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and knowing a lot and remembering a lot and following his guidance, but how would you know that if you don't take that path

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if you don't spend your time and your effort and your energy, to read the Quran, to study to think to remember a lot to contemplate deeply.

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So these are the things we have to do my brothers and sisters, don't be confused. A lot did not make something haram to keep you away from something good.

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If it is haram, it's because that thing is bad for you. That thing will have harm in your life.

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Allah didn't make it. Oh, do you think and Bilal said this yesterday? does Allah say pray? Because he needs you to worship Him?

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does Allah need you not to listen to music? Do you think Allah needs that?

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Of course he doesn't need it. does Allah need your fasting? He doesn't need it. does Allah need your Hajj? He doesn't need it. does Allah need you to follow His laws? Allah is not limited. Allah gave you these things for you. For me, for us for our benefits.

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If we follow Allah as guidance, we will see the benefit of that in our life. If we go away from Allah's guidance, you will see the benefit in your you will see the harm in your life.

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So if Allah has made something Haram, when Allah said that music when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned us and he said that there will become some people who will make music halon they will make it hell and

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that means it's Haram. How can they make it halal? If it's not haram? It's inside Buhari.

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And Shaheen Buhari, they will there will come a time and there will be people who will make music Allah

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subhanaw taala. That's one of the signs of the last day. One of the signs that the end of the time is coming

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when the people start making the music, hello.

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So this is something my brothers and sisters that we should keep away from.

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Rather fill your life with knowing Allah remembering Allah studying his Deen, that is what is good for you. And that is what will make you truly successful. Thank you, Sister for your question. Just

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pick up the virus. Now, before you start your question, please mention your name in the profession.

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Some people argue that addiction is a disease.

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Can we say?

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You said that a ritual is is a disease of addiction. Yes. Some people argue that addiction is a disease. Can we say? addiction addiction? I think I think what you mean is that people have addictive personalities. And it's a genetic thing. Is that what you're saying?

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Is that what you mean? I think that's what you're saying. And it's true. Okay?

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All of us have a predisposition to certain things. But you know what? The same, they call it an addictive personality. Yeah. But the addictive personality does not mean necessarily that you will be addicted to hashish or to heroin.

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You could also be addicted to Salah.

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You could also be addicted to seeking knowledge.

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It just means that you tend to be very focused on one type of thing. And addictive personality is someone who very they focus very much on one thing and they get caught up in it. So actually that personality can actually if the person is directed in the right direction via a positive thing. Yeah, it can be a positive thing. I don't think necessarily that people are, you know, how can you say they are naturally addicted to drugs? I don't think so.

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But even if it was true, we would say that life is a test. Everyone has a different test in life. We have different tests. A lot does not put on people something a burden more than what

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can bear if Allah prohibited us from taking drugs. And if it was true that it's a type of, you know, genetic thing, even then we Allah would not tell us to leave something that is with with that is beyond our ability, meaning we have still control. We shouldn't imagine that we are just slaves to our genes. No, we have intellects. We have the ability to think we live in societies where we can support and help each other to keep away from those evil things. Yeah. So I don't know of this the details, really, is it a disease or not? But certainly Allah subhanaw taala has given us the means to keep away from all those things that are haram and Allah subhanaw taala has given us alternative

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things Alhamdulillah to help us and enhance our life and fulfill our potential

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zakharov your question Brother, you know, we go to the sisters who have any questions, please mention your name and your profession before you start the question.

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Again,

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this is a question by a student.

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Sometimes we are forced to sing in the school assembly and punished if they do not see. However the song contains music in it. If music is haram, please advise our head of the schools and what should I do to avoid from this music?

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Okay.

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There is a simple there is a simple saying a simple rule. There is no obedience to the creation in disobedience to Allah.

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That's it. Anyway, it would seem to me that

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anyway, I'm not going to go into interpreting the Constitution of the Maldives. But I think your constitution says that your laws are supposed to be based on the Quran and Sunnah Yes or No?

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Okay. Then if a school is forcing you to sing with the accompaniment of musical instruments,

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then that is unconstitutional.

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That is against the Constitution.

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Because

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there are many evidences from the Sahaba and directly from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I mentioned one of them in Sahil Bahati, very clear Hadith.

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And also, in fact, if you look into the Shafi madhhab, which is the main method, isn't it of the Maldives? Mm Shafi, he said, he has one of the most strict opinions by the way. He does not even allow singing.

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In fact, he said in one of his statements, he said that if you find a man singing a lot, he is an imbecilic fool, who is not allowed to testify in courts, you can check it, you can check it in the books of the Shafi mehtab

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what is the opinion of Imam Shafi on singing?

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This is even without the musical instruments. So I would say that you should stand up for what is right. And you should refuse to sing. If you get punished. Allah subhanaw taala will reward you and Allah will deal with those people who are punishing you unjustly. This is how we have to stand up for the deed. Because you know what my brothers and sisters I want to remind you of someone. His name was Bilal even robber.

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He was a slave.

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And he was a slave to Abuja had one of the worst enemies of Islam.

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And they were trying to force below to worship idols. And he refused. You know what they did with him? They took him out onto the hot sands. They tied him down, and they put burning hot coals on his back so he could smell his own facts cooking.

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And they would get him and try to force him to worship a lot and

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and what would he say? I hadn't hadn't.

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So brothers and sisters as much as you can, you should try to stand up for what is right

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You should try to do what is right and keep away from what is evil.

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But I don't think that anybody should have to put up with that type of treatment. Even in England, which is a non Muslim country, if I say to the school, I don't want my children participating in this because it's against my religion, they will respect it. That's in England.

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That's in England.

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So how about our country? How about our lands? You know, so thank you very much sister, May Allah give you an all of you strength to stand up for what is right in the best way and hamdulillah

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So, inshallah, Allah

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is the pastor the the time for us to end the session, but we will take one more question from others. And let this be the last question we take for the night.

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Nowadays many,

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many amongst the Muslims get deviated while trying to identify who true scholars are. How can we identify the true scholars of Islam? And one more question please?

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111 question please. Just one

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would like to know more about

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converting to Islam. Okay. Okay. As for the second question, inshallah, maybe we'll leave that for another time how I became Muslim. But anyway, it's very easy to find the story of how I became Muslim on the internet on YouTube, you can find it easily in sha Allah. As for the first question, what was the first question? Many of the Muslims I'm so hot? I think my brain is gone. Melted like the rest of me.

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How do you identify barriers, coders? Yes, yes, yes.

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You know, my brothers and sisters, I have a simple piece of advice.

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You see our Dean, our Dean, our way of living our way of life, this way of living and being and thinking and breathing, even Islam.

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This religion was revealed

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to Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasallam. Allah gave to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a book, The Quran.

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But Allah also gave the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam guidance

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along with the Quran that explained the Quran and that is what we call the Sunnah.

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So the Revelation the guidance from Allah is the Quran and the Sunnah, the example in the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But I would like to say that there is another important point of reference that we need to apply. And that is the understanding of those people who lived with and worked with and played with and fought with and prayed with and made Hajj with and fostered with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and that is his companions.

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That is his companions.

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If we read the Quran,

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in a language we can understand, or even better if we study Arabic,

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and we read the authentic hadith, it's not difficult. Even if you find it so much to read Sahil Buhari, you can get a shortened version. You could read a collection of book had something like Rio de Sala him very excellent. Nearly all of the headings in there are from Buhari and Muslim and you could read Sahara Muslim. I say that because these are books that all the people

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who believe in the Quran and Sunnah agree that these are the most authentic texts in the religion.

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And then after that some of the books they have weak Hadith and not be you know, it's a bit of a mixture, but this we all agree

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if you read those and study those,

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and remembering Of course there are other headings as well. But you will begin to get a flavor you will begin to get an idea of what Allah says what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, What is authentically preserves of this D

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then you will be able yourself

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To see and understand which scholar is bringing the verses of the Quran explained by the actions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, in a way that was understood by the Sahaba.

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And those are the true scholars, the true scholars are the ones who access the book and the Sunnah, and the understanding of the companions, and that's the basis upon which they understand the religion of Islam.

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So, I mean, it's better for me to say that then give you a list, or you should listen to a, b, c, d. Well, it may be that ABCD it's possible that they may change or they may say something that is not from the Quran and the Sunnah and the understanding of the companions. By the way, I am not saying that we have the right to read the code and read some headings and then we start making fatwa. No, that is also very dangerous. And be careful of people who do that. Be careful of people who read the code and read the Hadith. And they just start making fatwa without referring to scholarship. scholars are very important in our religion, we should respect them. And we should respect

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difference of opinion, that is valid

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and valid difference of opinion means when there is an opinion, that is there's a difference of opinion within the framework of what I have mentioned the Quran and the Sunnah and the understanding of the companions. Yeah, so if we know that and we understand that Alhamdulillah will be on the right track to follow our Deen in the right way. May Allah Subhana Allah guide all of us to be true Muslims to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to love Allah subhanho wa Taala to worship Allah and to make us all people of Jenna me European alameen which is aka Lhasa was allamani production