Advice to the Youth
Channel: Abdurraheem Green
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Yes, brother. You know a lot of people here in the West, we have a whole new topic of conversation. And that is about
people are getting confused about things that we may think are the most so basic things. For example, am I a man or a woman?
Now that may seem I know that seems crazy, right? I mean, biologically, scientifically, we know what is a man what is a woman? But people are saying these days? Well, I feel like a woman.
A man is saying, I feel like a woman.
How does a man know? What it feels to be like to be a woman? How does he know he's never been a woman, so he wouldn't know. But he just says, I feel like a woman. Therefore you need to treat me like a woman. And you need to actually even call me Mrs. And madam. And actually here in the UK, people can actually get prosecuted and lose their jobs. We heard of a doctor recently a Christian who refused to call a man, a woman because he said you're a man.
Why do I say all of this because
the problem here is that people are confused about their identity on a level that is just incredible. You find that people are getting plastic surgery, they're getting transformations, they are having horns implanted into their skull, they are having their face change. So they can look like a cat.
Some people dressed as dogs, and they eat dog food, and they walk around on a lead. This is really honestly the type of stuff that is happening.
And I want to say to my brothers and sisters, who are confused about their identity, if you think that imitating what we have over here in the West is a good idea. You need to have a very, very good, hard look at where things are going in this society.
And at the end of the day, the reality is, is that when we don't know what our nature is, this is the problem. The big problem is that people don't know and they don't understand, what is the reality of the human condition? What is human nature? What are we fundamentally and essentially as human beings? What is our purpose? What is the reason for our existence? Why are we here in the first place? What's it all for?
People are so confused, because on one hand, you have the atheists telling everybody, there is no purpose make your own purpose. There is no overriding purpose to life, it's all a chance. It's all a coincidence, we're just monkeys on a planet, heading through this vast universe. And that's it, there's nothing more to it.
And you have all sorts of people offering all sorts of ideas.
And all of this is just leading to confusion, really terrible confusion, and people are depressed, people are sad, they know, deep down inside, they know that something's wrong. Something is telling them. This is not right. They know in their hearts that something is wrong. But the system
is created is made and constructed to distract them, to keep them distracted with music, and entertainment, and reality TV. And there's nothing real about reality TV at all. It's the most fake of all things. They want to keep everybody distracted with consumerism and buying and indulging in pleasures and desires, social media, how many likes and how many ticks that you've got, and so on and so forth. So everyone is distracted, because this is the only way that you can keep people from this the disturbance that is taking place in their mind because they don't really know what's the purpose of my life? Why am I here? What's it all for?
And people essentially feel uncomfortable with what has been presented to them. So that is why they have to be kept entertained.
we do we as Muslims believe that we have a purpose. We as Muslims believe there is
A reason for which Allah has created us that that that most definitely is a creator of this universe. And it is the most obvious thing, that this universe has a creator.
And not only that, that God has created us, Allah has created us for a purpose for a reason, with a plan. This is not fun and games, this is not amusement, the reason for which Allah has created this universe is a very important
and very serious reason.
So if you feel that you are losing, if people feel they are losing their identity, what is your identity, then? What is everybody's identity? What does it mean to be a human being? What makes us different from the monkeys, and from the animals and from the insects and from everything else? What makes us different? There is definitely something different about us.
And the secret to this
profound and deep question has been revealed by the Creator of all things in the Quran. And let me tell you, brothers and sisters, you can search the books of philosophers, you can look through the poems and the writings of mystics. Look wherever you like and search wherever you like, but at the end of the day, the only place that you are going to find the answer, and where you can be sure that the answer is correct, and is real and is true and is certain is in the book that has been revealed by the Creator of the heavens and the earth, which is Allah.
Allah, He created us, He knows our purpose because He created us for a purpose.
And that purpose as the Quran says, wama halacha tool Jin will insert it larly Abudu.
Now, well, unfortunately, when we translate this to English, it doesn't come across as being something very significant, you know, to them. And the problem is today, because people have given religion so little importance. When we say Allah has created the human being, Allah has created the humans in the genes for no other reason than to worship him. People think, oh, what I just exist to go to church on Sunday, and maybe go to the masjid once a week and say five prayers a day. You know, they imagine that worshiping Allah is confined to some few rituals, most of which we don't even know what's going on. Anyway, we just, even most of the people who pray, they don't really know what
they're saying in their prep. They don't even really understand what they're doing. They're just making these movements.
This is not why Allah has created us, right? Allah has created us, as Eddie said, right? The key is connection. The key is to be connected with Allah, the key is to know Allah subhanho wa taala. Right. So we have been created to know our Lord to know Allah to know our Creator. And the way that we know him is through surrendering to Him and following his guidance, and submitting our will and our desires and our inclinations to his perfect guidance. And that's what life is life is a test. Are you going to follow your desires? Are you going to follow your knifes? Are you going to follow your passions? Are you going to do whatever you feel like? Or are you going to obey and follow the
perfect wisdom and guidance of Allah? This is this is the purpose of life. You see, the West has become a place where more and more where everything is about what you feel like do what you feel. It's all about your feelings how you feel. I was even thinking about this subject today thinking, well, people want to be happy. But you know what, let me tell you something, even happiness. What does it all mean?
What does happiness mean? What does it mean to have power people want power? They want respect. I want people to respect me. I want power because I'm fed up of being powerless. People have all these ideas about what they think they want. But let me ask you a question. My brothers and sisters, let me let's look about let's look at this whole thing from a different angle.
I want to ask you, what is power?
If that power leads you to hell?
Yeah. What does it mean? You have all the power maybe like
For all look how powerful he was, what did it benefit him in the end?
Look at the job he has, he will have so much power. How will it benefit him in the end?
My brothers and sisters, this is the reality. If you have power, you have beauty, you have wealth, you have knowledge, whatever you think that you need in order to make your life better, even if you have happiness, what is happiness? If you go to help at the end forever? How does it benefit you? So my brothers and sisters, this is what I would like you to think about in sha Allah, think about it very, very deeply, especially our youth. Think about these things do not be misled, by the outward appearance of things. Do not be misled
by the temptations of this dunya
because your life is very very short my life and your life is short and soon we will be in front of Allah. That is the true reality brothers and sisters. That is what we need to prepare for.
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