Atheism And The Response Of Islam – Part 3
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so the next point
the power of media and social networks
what a media mean? Let me explain
Okay, then social networks
The first one is
and the list goes on now very quickly
This in itself
these are areas we have grossly, grossly neglected, completely neglected. And they have affected our children's daily movies. Most of them the best ones, hollywood
Hollywood Okay, so they're your children are getting entertainment and education from Hollywood. Hollywood is not going to teach them the love of Allah and His messenger. If anything.
The view of Islam they get from Hollywood is completely distorted from Disneyland for example, right.
Have you seen Aladdin?
Everyone has seen it.
The kids these kids
eat you all you know that.
Okay, your kids do you want to play?
Aladdin? Have you worked at it?
Yes. Who had worked
What is the name of the boy
and the girl
Jasmine. You see the kids know about Aladdin.
Muslim kids Yes.
Forget about outside the door for children. They I asked them if they seen Aladdin. Every
now now look at the consequences.
You've all seen Aladdin. You've seen the cartoon? Yeah.
What is the you know, these are these are some things they put in the minds of the children. And they never come out.
Have you seen? Have you seen a case of the application of Sharia in Aladdin?
The Case of the man who takes Jasmine had and he wants to chop the head off. You know the case here? Remember? Jasmine steals an apple to speak to feed
to feed the monkey I think the monkey
so you know one of the beggars. Yes. And the man who finds her stealing, takes her hand and take the sword out and he wants to chop her hand off. So what picture of Sharia did you get there? Yeah, this is Aladdin. Aladdin is evidently Muslim. Jasmine is Muslim so far. There are only two normal people in the cartoon. Only two people who are normal
Who are out? You know, they are just simply exceptions in that society. Everyone is abnormal. Everyone is abnormal, the suntan is too fat. And short, right? Jafar is too tall and thin and ugly. Yes, the policemen are crazy with missing teeth and all the you know, the the picture that you see. So only Aladdin and Jasmine are the normal individuals who fall in love with each other. So they are kind of more like us.
They're more like us, they are more American than they are Muslim. Look at the Muslim the rest of the society is all decayed. It's all yeah, it's all lost. But look at these two poor little children. Youngsters fall in love with each other. They can't even get married because of the barriers, cultural barriers, but then there are messages within the cartoon.
Because you have left your children to watch the cartoons. But So one example, right? The dude
depiction of produce as if someone steals and anyone who comes in comes across that crime, pick the handoff and topic yet this is the depiction right? But the reality is completely different. In Islam, someone who speaks at speeds that Apple doesn't lose his or her hand, okay?
Because maybe because
so this is one example. I can give you a live example the point examples in movies, how Muslims and Islam has been depicted in the Hollywood and by Disneyland. Okay. And others. Okay. So even bollywood, when you look at the Indian movies, how are the Muslims made to look, even today? How are the Muslims made today?
There is something strange about them, even when Muslims are shown positively. They are shown in a in a very abnormal way. Right. There's a movie.
I don't recommend that you watch it. There was a movie that came out. It's called Bulava. Mustafa. Yeah. Have you seen it? Yeah, there's a very famous actor in it. And he's a Muslim, but he's a gangster.
And he prays five times a day, you know, not a particular
is a is a Hindu
actor. He's a very good actor. But he plays the Muslim and this and he's wearing the the cookie. And he's got this Shema Enoshima, the Muslim symbol in India Shema, he's got it, not on his head, but on his neck, right all the time. And he's a gangster.
So Muslims are never properly shown in positive light. Because the people who own the media are not your uncles and your auntie rather, they're not going to do any other going to do any favors. Or they're going to paint you or they're going to paint you objectively, properly, positively. So what's the solution? Have your own media? Have you own media? Have your own movies? Have your own movies created and it's easy? Believe me, people go, it costs $100 million to make a movie like Robin Hood? Using Robin Hood? Yeah. Even in Robin Hood, there's a there's a there's a scene where they showed you know the old one Kevin Costner, the one that was made in the 90s there's a scene
the cast this guy and they want to chop his hand off in the movie in the beginning. Have you remember these movies? Don't just watch the movies for entertainment, study them? Watch them carefully. If you watch them, then watch them carefully. Look what how they're depicting you. And your culture, your society and your religion. Right. Kingdom of Heaven, which was made on photons Latina up in the Crusaders recently. Ridley Scott, how was a Muslim shown praying?
Okay, they were okay. It would be worse. Where? Where? Which part?
Salahuddin? No, let me show you. Let me let me I will challenge you there.
That movie Kingdom of Heaven.
kingdom of heaven
in that movie.
As I said, don't get watch it for entertainment study. Look behind the scenes or look between the lines. When the Crusader army comes. What do you see? bright clouds white. The cross is shining. The cloud is very light on the top and the music the background music. Oh, you know the Catholic?
What do you call it?
No, no, I say there's a word. Quiet.
Yeah, the plane something like that. When Muslim armies shone Salatin. Yeah, there's a dark cloud in the pot and they're gonna dust
going on, they're going around in circles. Yeah. And they're wearing dark clothes and the faces are dark. You can't even see the faces yet. And the music It was like the villains, right? Very, very negative. Watch it again. Watch it again. And then
Yeah on the floor, he picks it up and he claims that in the back fine, no problem, but the way they showed him the vision when you read the history, actual history, real history of crusades, you see that Crusaders of barbarian they were complete destroyer, murderers, mass murderers merciless people. On the other hand, Muslims so tanza wb had the support of not only the Christians and the Jews, and some Crusaders joined him as well. Okay, because they those Crusaders will live with the Muslims a few generations, they had had they had been influenced by the Muslim culture. And you know, there is a work by Osama Bin monken or some every monkey is called a tabula rasa. tabula
Jabbar is a very interesting book. The author is Osama bin Laden.
And he was a contemporary of some talks about the UVI. He wrote actually the work he dedicated to some towns now. And his name was even more.
Osama Bin mongkut he wrote this work. And he
it has been published by Penguin Classics and a penguin classes they have actually published you can find it easily wherever copy.
It's called kuttabul. Escobar is an English translation. And it has very interesting interaction between interactions between the Crusaders and the Muslims. He is telling his own story, what happened to him. Some in some cases, maybe He's exaggerating things, but it's very interesting.
So they show in this movie Muslims preying
on the cost, one of the Sicilian costs, and there are about 10 of maybe 10 or 20. Muslims, they're all preying on different rocks.
They all preying on different rocks. Go back to the older version, Robin Hood, where they have versus Morgan Freeman, as Hakeem Yeah, Muslim men, they show him praying. So the point is, the bottom line is you will never get an accurate never my point my challenge is never, never, you will get an accurate picture so far to this day. If something comes the next month or two months later, sort of the story today, give me an example where Muslims or Islam were depicted positively accurately properly in one of the
media productions in drama movies, cartoons, and games and documentaries. Give me one example.
He was depicted positively Malcolm X or Islam, or Muslims.
There's nothing about Islam and Malcolm X. The only thing to show is that he goes to the masjid he says Alhamdulillah Malala mean, Denzel Washington. Yeah, I read this. It is a pseudo Fatah. And he comes back, if anything, it shows that Islam actually made him a bit more, you know, extreme when he came back, you know, he started to do his speeches and he got killed. Islam didn't really change his character for the better.
But, you know, to be fair, to be fair, I can I can give you that. I can give you that, that in that movie. Perhaps Islam was not depicted negatively. You know why? Who made the movie? Spike Lee, who is he is black, African, Afro American. And he has no reason to he has no agenda to depict Islam. So he's an exception. So this is why you need to go back and see why if Islam was shown in positive light, if it was, why there's someone behind it, someone who doesn't have the same agenda as Hollywood and Bollywood and all the rest, okay. So, there are plenty of cartoons. So what what options do we have? Do we have? What are our solutions? Now we know the problems these are all
problems. These are not solutions for for at the moment, this is a problem for us. Movies, dramas, games, you know gta,
gta, your children are playing it. Your children are playing in it and love it. You know what it is? What is it? Grand Theft Auto,
Someone who steals cars. Yeah, and breaking people and killing them and gunning them down. And that naked woman walking around what culture is being promoted there.
Not only that, even gangster movies produced
By bollywood, sorry Hollywood, your children love those movies. Boys in the hood. Yeah.
Yeah, they start to behave like the actor or movies like godfather.
Godfather. How is a classic right? It's a classic people's it's a classic. Saddam Hussein loved it. He's to actually sit down and watch godfather and you can see that in his behavior, how he treated people how he died is another question or Rama to Laila Allah have mercy on him, because he, when he was dying, using Shahada shall have lied, I lo, I shall know Mohammed rasulillah we leave him to Allah, okay. But when he was doing what he was doing when he was in power, right, he was influenced by these things. You know, Musharraf, Musharraf used to read the the biography of
mushara was directly inspired by Stalin, and it came out in his actions. And, to this day, Pakistan is paying for his mistakes. To this day, the mistakes he made during his his tenure, so the point is, even books, books is another issue.
As part of the media forgot about it, books, very important. So these are the areas that are currently a problem for us and for our children. They're not giving any good influence to our child. And you know, guess what most sincere,
honest Western thinkers will agree with me there are people who have written books, academic journals on and and part of this media problem is pornography.
I talked about it last night
and it is part of social networks, you know, it's on internet internet is also okay. So, what alternatives do we have for our children we know the problem, all of this is not doing us any favor at the moment the media in his totality is taking the word towards destruction, I believe this this is my opinion on international media global media is taking the world into destruction, because how it is influencing minds, okay, through movies, through games through dramas through call it monography whatever it is, it is having a very negative impact, if we will take pornography alone, it is socially destructive, India, take the example of India, it has become rape has become pandemic
in India, even though they have severely punished some rapist recently, you know, there was a case in Delhi where a girl was raped, and she was thrown out of the of the bus and she died. And there was a huge, you know, the problem didn't come then the problem was there. It has been there for the past 30 years. But it escalated to that level where that this case happened. And
and now even now, it hasn't stopped Why? A lot of researchers hold pornography directly responsible, which is being produced in America predominantly is a multi billion dollar industry, multi billion dollar industry. Okay, so all this, we need to find alternatives. So movies, what do we do? We know there is a problem, they are cheap, our children will always watch them, okay, even if you tell them not to watch, they will go and download the torrents, okay. They will download these movies free of charge and start watching them. Okay, so what's the alternative? If we start working now? Maybe in 20 years from now, we will have a solution already there. Okay, if we start now, even if we don't
even start thinking, how is it going to happen? So I'm what I'm trying to do here is I'm trying to make you think that we're making movies, okay. Movies of moral character. Okay, if you want to make movies have a moral
solution to it, for example, you can I mean, have you seen armor series? armor armor series? Yes. Armor series with I know there are. I'm gonna get fatwas now coming left, right and center. Everyone's gonna, you know, because I know some scholars, they agree with it. They say okay, it's a good way of teaching history to people. It's a good way of teaching history. Others say no, you can't you cannot do that. Because some of these actors are a bunch of you know, they are they're not even moral people. And the guy who is Omar in the series, they show him like he's making other movies and you know, he's doing all kinds of things with women and all so when you look at him,
event or when you think of our he comes to your mind. Some of the scholars like Charles Charles Euston was in charge. Yeah, Moses. Yeah. 10 commandments. It was a classic, right?
Yeah, I'm pretty quick. Yeah, yeah.
But I disagree with that.
I've seen some of the episodes. And when I think of Omar, he doesn't come to my mind. No. I don't think Omar was like him. But it is yes.
Yes, yes. Yes, I agree. Yes, yes.
As this history,
so you don't have any problems.
But this debate is relative. I believe this debate is relative. We need to look at the benefit and the loss. Okay. Yeah, yeah. You're the message film made by Mustafa, God's message? Have you seen the message? I know, if not hundreds, maybe scores of people who have come to Islam because of watching that movie. Just watch, you know,
God has been killed because he was going to make Aladdin. Why? Why do you think, why? Why did he get killed? Allahu Allah. We don't know what what's in the background, but he announced that he will make Salah again, and he got blown up in Jordan. Okay. But not that not this doesn't mean that we don't think like that, we need to make movies, we need to this is this has become a necessity now, not that we are imitating other people. It's not like that. It is a very powerful tool.
Over series, I was told that people who have no connection with religion, some of the Arabs will lie in the in the, in the Gulf region. Some of them they have lost any connection with Islam. They just only have the name, the Arab culture, you know, the, the the Arabic songs and the culture and the language is there. But when it comes to knowledge they have some of them have come because last 2030 years, Dubai, places like Dubai are not so much copper. But yeah, the completely different lifestyle. But some of them when they watch the Omar series, I was told that they started to cry. Because the picture the story became real in front of the eyes. Yeah, they can see the see that this
is this is how it may be okay, my own little son, you know, he came to me and he goes, I asked him, Do you want to know about the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and I could sit down with him and read
to him. But I know it's not gonna go in there. He's only 10 Okay, and I know he's not going to go in his brain. So I told him go and watch the cartoon Muhammad is on YouTube is called Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is made by made by some Muslim organization, okay, they don't show the prophet in it. And we shouldn't do that, you know, apart from the Prophet, other people, etc. You know, Prophet is an exception Solomon is we don't have to show the progress of the lie. salamina movies, okay, like in message, they don't show the profit. Okay. And some of the she had a complaint. They said, Don't show Ali that Anjali. Okay, but it's a very powerful movie. Okay. When I think of a worker,
the man in the movie doesn't come to my mind. But you're right. Some people may have this problem, but because of them, is a very powerful tool. Okay, so we can highlight, we can even put a disclaimer in the beginning, we can put a reminder in the beginning, we can do so many things. So, again, one of the points we are seeing you raise this point that we always go through to the negative, which are before we start something, we start thinking of the negatives, this is the problem. Don't think of the problems think of the outcome, the positive, what can it produce as a result, when you will think positively positive results will come out each other to Allah. Okay, so
look at the halaal the first thing we look at is what's haram What's wrong? This is the whole world is haram. Okay, but look at Allah has given you so many opportunities. So we start making movies like, we won't run out of characters, you know, one of the Egyptian Egyptian institutions recently, not very long ago, they made some Arabic dramas on people like Buhari. Has anyone seen those dramas? In Arabic? You've seen the beautiful, they were very nice about pokhari a mama without
Tamia, Mr. Mondavi. Okay, and my kids don't know the Arabic language they were you they were they were watching them and they were loving them. And one thing they picked up, you know, again, and again, in the drama, they would say yamo Li, you know the word yamo. Right. And much, much children Yama, but they love those dramas. So these characters become real for your children.
I don't know what it's called. It was it had a name the series. It was a it was a very, in my opinion, it was a very good thing. Okay. It can teach your children a lot of things they have not been exposed to. Most children will not go away and read books. So you can actually make a story of them make a documentary make something like that for them. So
movies is something start with short movies 10 minutes introduction to a mama hammer. Okay, Mr. McCarty over the Sahabi has been Malik make it real for the children. Okay, you have so much about them in so much information, just put it in an image to the for them so they can watch it and it becomes real for them. So we have so many characters Yeah, people like, you know, Allahu Akbar, I can the list of Muslim scholars and Muslim civilization and Muslim achievement is so much if we started to make movies, we would never run out of content. We would never run out of content and ideas for drama, same cartoons make cartoons for your children, about these people, these
individuals these things that happen in the past that cartoon is beautiful. You know, there was some some, some company made these cartoons by the name of Salaam Salaam. I don't know if you've seen those cartoons, they were all it was a character called Salaam. It was a boy with an elephant who's going around and doing some good things in the beautiful cartoons. The kids loved them. Okay, so remove remove Spider Man and Superman and
Batman from the lives and bring give them these characters. Okay. So gain also you can come up with games, you know, you can make games with Islamic character Islamic ethos in them, okay. For example, they have games, killing people, naked woman walking around stealing cars, you can have a game creating people. You know, how many, whoever whoever feed more people in the game will have a lot of ideas. Yeah, not thinking about ideas. Yeah, feeding people or rescuing people or helping people people are drowning. They're drowning in a river, you're trying to rescue them. It's again, throw the rope and rescue them. So many ideas you can think of. They are making games killing people,
raping people, looting people, you know, you can make other games. Who's talking us. So news also, we need new channels.
We are children. Some of them who are going to as atheism is because what they are exposed on the news. The documentaries that watch about Islam, you know, for example, I'll give you an example how powerful documentaries can be online. This is something we personally face. And this is directly linked to the problem with talking about atheistic trends in the Muslim youth. Okay.
In the in the year 2012. There's a guy called Tom Holland. He's a historian. Okay. He's a historian in Israel, he made a documentary
titled, Untold Story of Islam. Untold Story of Islam, Islam, The Untold Story, Channel Four channel for Islam, The Untold Story, are you listening? So it was advertised we knew it's going to be very negative. Right? We knew that because we know the guy, he is an active atheist. He is a new atheistic activist, and in my opinion, is even anti Islam. Because he's that he has delivered speeches against Sharia and Muslims and Islam and all of that, okay. He's at debates, he has debates with, with with Muslims. So
he has the right to his opinion, but who is stopping us from writing rebuttals? So we were prepared the night it was going to be
put out, we were myself that some of the brothers, for example, Hamza was there, we sat down, and we watched the documentary, we watched the documentary, all of it. And then we had decided me and Hamza, that we will not leave this place until we have written
our response to it. And it has to be done tonight. So in the morning, when all of these millions of people who have watched this documentary, including Muslims who have been confused by this guy, they can, they can see your response when they wake up in the morning, they can see something is there, someone has written response hamdulillah we finished response that night, and it came up in the morning, Allahu Akbar was a Muslim. We could not believe the amount of Muslims who were actually affected by that documentary. It's not because what he was telling was true, is because what he was telling them was not true. And how much Muslims had didn't know about Islam and Islamic history. So
they started to ask us questions. He said this, he said, that is a truism. We were shocked at the kind of questions people were asking, just because someone who, who had an agenda, anti Islam agenda, put out a documentary, people don't even you know, the Quran tells us via EULA de Namur and Jacqueline foster campina in fact, have a you know, a fasting bring you news, verified, Muslims don't ask questions anymore. If something comes up on BBC or Channel Four colosse Halas it is the Quran and the Sunnah. Okay for some people, so this is why we need to get active, produced documentaries showing our side of the picture and it's not happening because we're not thinking
We're not thinking, you know, all of you work, right? Put your hands up those of you work.
Or like a salon.
Or if you were brothers, yes, yes. Okay. So when you go to work, you work, you don't just sit you work you do you think and you do without the brain you can, you wouldn't be in that job, whatever you do, I know, because brain is necessary. So because your stomach is empty, you know, you have to fill your stomach, you have to fill the stomachs of your children and your wives, you need to go and work. Now, this is about your existence, your faith. This is about Islam. You know, the reason why you're living the life you're living, the beauty of Islam, you're taking so much benefit from Allah subhanaw taala. And he's been so how about defending Islam, you know, the amount of brain we put
towards our work, our jobs, I don't need that much. I'm saying even 5%, five to 10% of that, if you put that towards, you know, promoting Islam,
presenting a good picture of Islam, an accurate picture of Islam, you know, things will change, if Muslims start to think even three to 2% of what they put towards the job, then the work and the businesses and other things, okay. You know, when your car's broken down, you take it to the mechanic, it takes you half an hour, an hour right easily right? If you were to give that much time, even half an hour a day to Islam, purely with dedication that I will do something for my Dean, whether it's an idea you're developing whether you're doing something small whether you're writing an article, whether you're writing you're producing a small movie or Islam whatever it is, do
something do something because the the the Lord who is feeding you will question you on the day of judgment that you had so much from me, what do you do for me for my team? So, there are so many areas you can work in some of your it consultants, others are engineers, some are business people, some are accountants, some are lawyers, you can do so much so much together. And if you come up with ideas, you know, even this troubling mustard here this much if the community got together and you said okay, we will produce a documentary on Islam, Islamic civilization it will happen Do you believe me? It will happen if you get together and say okay, when one month we have one one month
deadline, and we will produce a documentary we the community here together, it will happen. You have the camera, you have the editors, you have the IT specialists, you have all will be done.
So why are you waiting for Hollywood to come about? Hollywood will come about inshallah you will start this you think Hollywood started like this? It appeared like this? No, it grew. They produce movies for the last 70 years. For the last 70 years. Look how far behind we are.
We haven't even started yet. We haven't even started yet. So once we start, we will have the Muslim word, inshallah. Okay. Yes, we can. Okay, so all of these things, books, writing books, you can only write when you read. You can only write when you read. The reason a lot of your youngsters are coming towards atheism is because you can't answer the questions. When they come to you with confusions. You don't know how to respond to the philosophical questions because you haven't actually thought about it. You think Islam is for granted. It has to be defended, it has to be defended. This is why the allama came up with sciences. You know, the knowledge of thick the
knowledge of Sunnah the knowledge of Quran,
even pre Islamic poetry, Islamic philosophy, all these subjects, even column edmo column, which many scholars discouraged, many scholars, discourage that you don't indulge in. Because it's philosophy. But sometimes it is necessary. I believe it will column sometimes it becomes necessary to defend Islam. It is a tool. It is a tool. Only those who those who know how to use it to use it. Not everyone should use it. Okay. If you give a big worker in the heart and the hands of a 10 year old child, what's going to happen? a massacre, right? Like what's happening in America nowadays? Yeah. So social networks, Facebook, if you are using it, use it for the benefit of the Muslims and Islam,
Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, your kids are using all of this, by the way, okay. And they are sending naked pictures and all kinds of things to each other through this media. All kinds of stuff is being exchanged. Your kids, one brother told me yesterday, yesterday after my lecture in that place, okay. Where would Where did I go?
wherever that is, okay. Yeah, a brother. I met there. He said he himself with his own eyes saw a child sending a porn video on his phone to another child during the Juma kotoba
the goodbyes going on.
He said he was sitting behind and he saw the child sending another child on the phone, you know these things you think these are, these are just a joke. You know how much things you can send to each other through these things. Your children are all carrying this right or wrong? Yes, they're carrying this, you know what they're sending to each other.
You think you're everything every person thinks my child is an angel, my child can never do that my child No, no way, my child, never Subhanallah you don't know what the child is doing. You have no idea. And I don't want you to go and spy on your children. I'm not saying that there is a way to deal with things. Give them love, talk to the more have a strong relationship. While law II when you have a strong relationship with your children, when you hug them, kiss them, play with them, they will never end up like this. It is only when they are distanced with you from you, they will start doing things like this, when you have a strong relationship and intelligent relationship with your
children, you will never have your children doing things like this, they won't even feel like doing it
shaitan only finds space to fill when there is a vacuum, when there's a vacuum, and you have left that vacuum. So this is very dangerous Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, in particular, these through Instagram and Snapchat. Now you may be thinking I'm going to go and tell my child to delete it. No, no, no, no need. No, it's not going to serve any purpose, what's going to happen is they're going to download it again, they're going to find something worse than this.
The solution is to have a stronger relationship with the children and create alternative Islamic alternatives for them in sha Allah, and these things will not be affecting them. So these things are very a major cause of the rise of atheistic trends within the Muslim youth What time is Margaret?
In 10 minutes, okay. Okay, so move to the next point in sha Allah.
political unrest is another cause.
Okay, this is another cause.
political unrest is Another cause of the rise of atheistic trends within the Muslim youth. Okay. So these things,
what's happening in the Muslim world, the Arab Spring, Syria,
you know, bombs going off in Pakistan Recently, there were two bombs that went off. And Pakistan, many people died. Okay, Bangladesh, Muslim world is in problem your children who see all of this on social media, and on news, you know, some of them who don't have a strong connection with Islam? Don't they don't have strong knowledge of Islam don't have a very strong link with you. You know, as parents don't have a very strong relationship, we start to question, maybe we are a bad people. Maybe there's a problem with our civilization. Maybe there's a problem with our culture. Maybe we're not like the white people or the Westerners. That's why we are suffering. But in reality, when you
explain to them the geopolitics, you come to realize that a lot of these things are happening because of the policies here in the West. Okay, what American invasion of Iraq caused a big problem. Okay. So kids don't look at that. They don't look at recent past. They look at what's happening now. So the political unrest is a big problem in the Muslim world. When kids see it, they, you know, some of the atheistic thinkers.
They ask these questions. Okay, Islam is so beautiful. Where is it today? That's a question you might may have come across. Where is it today? Where is an Islamic Society? Where is the Islamic
example for? It's not the Libyan Islamic example, then they start to point towards women are not allowed to drive. Saudi Arabia is a very conservative society is not free, you can't walk around with your shorts on or your T shirts on or something like that. So Saudi Arabia is not a good example. They start thinking like this, they start thinking like this. So you need to have solutions. You need to have responses, you need to explain to your children that this political unrest is not something new. It has happened in the past as well. And it will continue it's a human phenomenon. Okay. So it is one of the biggest reasons why Muslim youngsters are, you know, having
doubts and questions about Islam, because they feel Islam is not giving the solutions. But what they don't know is that Islam is not there in the first place. The reason why we have this political unrest in the Muslim world, is because Islam has been ignored systematically. It has been ignored systematically, it has not been applied. So you have to explain. And then if they ask you, as to how we can actually go back and see that Islam when it was applied, what it produced, you can always, you know, talk to them about Islamic civilization.
Show them documentaries or give them books. Some of the books you can actually refer to or there are future call I can I can think of you know there is
there is a book by a guy called Murphy what Islam has done for us what Islam
has done for us okay there's a book by a guy called Murphy so very Irish David
Murphy Yeah. Is an Irish Naima what Islam has done for us okay hidden Islamic civilization
hidden depth you will find them online Dr. Islamic civilization
yet Islamic civilization
okay this is by algiz Irie is
sala de la designer His name is hidden deck to Islamic civilization and preaching of Islam.
Yeah, preaching of Islam
by Thomas Arnold
preaching of Islam.
These are good books, which you should yourself read and teach your children in charge Allah. Okay.
Can you see something?
Yeah, yeah. But now you see now it is not there. This is this is the power of media. media can deceive you. Now, when your children see the West, they see an easy life. They see clubbing, they see pubs, they see girlfriends they see they see very nice. Miami Beach. They see Miami Beach, okay. And when they look at the Muslim world, they see Karachi. Okay, they see Cairo. They see bombs going off this he Libya, for example, Iraq, Syria. So they start to question as to why this is happening to the Muslims, right? So you have to find examples for them to look at examples that look at the past when Islam was upheld when Islam was taken seriously. We had a great civilization. We were the
most peaceful, the most, just the most intelligent, the most educated people on the planet. So you have to talk to them about Islamic civilization, the role of Islamic civilization, the history of Islamic civilization. So explain to them that what you see today is not the the result of Islam. It is the result of if anything, secularism, it can be attributed to a secularism. Muslim countries today, unfortunately, are mainly secular countries. Okay, politically, the secular countries, Islam is not there. So explain to them you need to talk to them in sha Allah. Okay. Yeah, very quickly.
Next question, which is much harder from Dennis,
how can you become like this? You're telling me we were Yeah.
Yes, you need to this is why you need to explain to them that after colonialism, these colonial powers left their own laws to govern us. And because these laws have been governing us and they even these laws have not being applied properly. yet. We have suffered daily because of that. So before colonial period we were living, give them the examples of,
for example, the Ottomans, or to the Mughal Empire. Okay, the omiyage in Spain, right? These are huge powers, with a lot of civilization. Look at the Ottomans, you know, until 1920s. The Ottomans are very powerful, very strong, unfortunately, the European powers collectively,
How can I put it so the struggles, collectively struggled to bring down the Ottoman Empire? Yeah, the Balkans were taken away the Balkans in the 1870s taken away from the Ottoman, right. And then came the First World War. And even people like Henry Ford, you know, Henry Ford, Henry Ford, the man who came up with the Ford company,
Henry Henry Ford.
He wrote that
when the First World War took place, he came out, trying to find
reasons to bring in peace, okay. He was trying to negotiate with most powerful people at the time, to somehow stop the war or stop the war so that they can be pleased. He realized that there are people who do not want the war to stop. There are people who want the war to go ahead and one of the biggest aims of
The war was to bring down the Ottoman Empire,
the whatever was left off the Ottomans. Okay. So
whatever the politics, you can always explain to your children have these discussions with them so that they understand why this is happening. The next one is technology and science. They see that technology and science is in the West. And most
scientists, to them, as they are told are atheists. So there is something wrong with the Muslims, the Muslims are backward, we are not scientifically advanced, we don't have the best technology, we don't produce calls will come back.
After the slot, come back in Sharla
So we have few points left very quickly, I'm going to go through them, and then share some ideas as to how we can work further in developing our knowledge on atheism, as well as how to prove Islam to be true. your children, your youngsters, they need to be convinced sometimes when you talk to them, you have to convince them that if atheism is not true, then why is Islam true? Okay, sometimes we need to bring them back to the fold. So another problem we had was technology and science.
It's not a problem
in itself, but how it is used by some anti Islam thinkers on social media.
They say that Muslims are far behind in technology and science than all other
let's say secular, atheistic nations, right. So they say Muslims do not produce any cars, we don't manufacture anything, basically, you know,
sorry, use cars we use, we use cars, we buy them, you know, we can respond to them. Because we got the money to buy those who watch them. That's why we don't invent, right? The solve is, is you look at them. They're buying, you know, these big gmcs. And the best cars in the world are in Dubai and Qatar and all of that. Most people who produce these cars don't even have the money to drive them. You know, the best, you know, Ferraris and these Lamborghinis are made in Italy, right? Most Italians do not have the money to buy them. So where do these cars go? They go to the Arabs? Yeah, a lot of the Arabs are driving them. But the point is a lot of these youngsters when they see
technology, science, major universities, on science or in
the secular world. So they say okay, for that reason, obviously secularism is better than Islam, atheism is better than believing in God, okay? Because your belief is not leading you to have technology and scientific advancement in your lands. So how do we respond to it? How do we respond to it?
How do we respond to it?
Islamic civilization, we take them back to Islamic civilization, we tell them when we did have Islam, when we had it in, in our societies, when we were socially living islamically we had the best civil, you know, universities, best scientists, best thinkers, philosophers, in the Muslim world in the Muslim lands, today.
We have none of these institutions is because we are not simply able to do it. Okay. Again, it will go into the political debate why Muslim countries are the way they are, you know, you can explain to your children and youngsters that they are the way they are, is because we were left by colonial powers with these laws in place, and we are not simply still following those laws and those educational systems, we had our own independent education system prior to colonialism. And that system was producing scholars par excellence, you know, it only changed things only change the year after the year 1800 up to the 1800 you know, the Muslim civilization and the rise of the Western
civili because Muslims are already there. Muslims are already there. It took the Western nations to climb slowly up to that level, okay, and they reach the peak in 1800. Their reach as far as advanced, as
sophisticated as Muslims are up to the point 1800 and after the 1800 Muslim civilization went into a sharp decline and Western civilization of secular civilization as you recall that it came to rise
Technology technologically and scientifically.
specifically talking about that I'm not talking about spiritually, spiritually is a huge problem. It's a huge problem. I'm talking about material progress materialistically.
Technologically, scientifically, after the year 1800. And this happened for due to a number of reasons. There is economics behind it. Okay? Because this was the peak of colonialism, a lot of these colonial powers that took a lot of wealth and money from colonized lands. And through this money came a lot of progress a lot, a lot of prosperity within,
let's say, France, okay, for French, French were colonizing large parts of the world. Okay. France was already fighting in a way
where it is in America.
French, we're already in America, Napoleon Bonaparte.
1806. If I'm not mistaken, he saw you No.
In America, Northern America, if the map How is the map?
I don't want to draw it wrong.
Let's say this is more than America. Or is it the other way around?
It is pretty much. Okay. In between, there's a large chunk Louisiana.
Yeah, Louisiana, this large chunk of Northern America was governed by France, law, east, you know, Washington, Maryland, and you know, all these other states are, this is the eastern side. On top you have Canada you have Canada there, right. This large chunk in between was called Lee Louisiana. It was sold by Napoleon sold the the whole land is huge. It's a huge piece of land. He sold it to the the Americans to the Americans in 1806 a few million for few million dollars, okay, maybe a few 100 million dollars and the money he used obviously for his campaigns in Europe, Napoleon was facing a big problem obviously, against the British British fighting in 1815 when Napoleon was defeated in
the Battle of Waterloo and end of Napoleon that was, so, this was the point when these civilizations are coming up and they were accumulating a lot of wealth from colonized lands from Africa from Asia, you know, India was the richest india india in the time of origin very quickly. So, these are the things you have to explain to your children your youngsters
India from the year 15 1658 to 1707 was governed by a Mughal Emperor called orange Zane
At this point between this period almost 50 years are you listening 25% of world GDP what is GDP
What does it stand for gross
Okay, you got it
25% 25% of world's GDP was in India
was in India under his government, orange, this is how rich India was.
And the British at the time felt inferior, they felt inferior increasingly inferior, they were so they felt culturally So, inferior economically, culturally, militarily, you name it, they felt so inferior that they started to adopt mobile ways. The British when they came to India, in the form of the East India Company, some of them they started to wear Google clothes like we are putting on these clothes today yet, because culturally we have been heavily influenced globally. Globally, we are put on these clothes, because culturally we have been economically, culturally, technologically we have been influenced right at that time, because the Muslims were in India in particular was so
powerful, so strong, that whoever came from outside adopted that culture because it was so superior economically, militarily, culturally, you name it. They had it. Okay. It was only 17 or seven, let's say 1800. This is when
the disease of racism
sorry, the disease of racism cultural
superiority, religious superiority came into the minds of the British colonial officers. This is when they realized, hold on a second. Now we have taken all of India, politically, militarily, we are actually superior. That's when they realize they woke up to this reality, or this, the reality of they're waking up, not that it was real, okay, they woke up to this notion of racial, religious, and cultural superiority, okay, because they had politically taken over the in the Indian peninsula. So now they started to claim that we are not only racially superior, we are culturally superior, and we are religiously superior. So now the thought of civilizing the native Indians came to their mind
that these in civilized and uncivilized people, we will civilize them through Christianity, through our way of life, and our education system. And that's what everything was given to us. And we had what we had. So
this is only 200 years old, this technological and scientific superiority, it can be reversed, it can be changed, if we put our minds to it. Right. So peer pressure is another issue.
That's why a lot of the Muslim youngsters, they felt pressured socially, because because the circles they hang around. And so we're talking about the most educated youth going to top universities in the Muslim world. Sometimes what happens is, some people are the teachers who are teaching them or their friends, their colleagues, for someone, you know, is pressurizing them, or like I was, I came across cases where, in Pakistan, some of the youngsters at the workplace, they, when they start to pray in front of others, or when they want to pray in Muslim countries, people are questioning why are you praying? Are you crazy?
Why are you praying? And these are the educated classes, I'm talking about the elite class, the working class, right? You won't find this in villages, right? So peer pressure, sometimes people, when they're weak demand weak faith, they are easily swayed by the peer pressure, they start to have doubts about Islam, they start to question Islam. So how can we overcome this, again, through education, the clergy, the Allah,
the AMA, unfortunately, predominantly, I'm not saying all of them are like that, but all ama, generally speaking, have failed the youth in the Muslim lands. This is something we have to now understand and acknowledge, we have to acknowledge, okay, there is a huge gap between the alama and the youth, huge, because the youth are being taught by professors, all kinds of sophisticated characters, in universities, and the scholars that are not speaking that language. The scholars don't know what's happening in the world, they are living in the bubbles, they don't come out of the centuries, you know, some scholars are spending the lifetimes in library studying. But outside
there, that knowledge is actually not having any effect in the society, because these scholars don't come out and get involved socially. That's why we have very few people today, from the alumni from the alumni from the scholars, when when I say Alma bar, you know, they're not like, imitate me. I'm okay. Mia was out there. April tavia, was out there in your face kind of person. You know, he dealt with all the questions that came to him a lot of work, but every time he wrote, you know, every time questions came to him, he wrote as a master,
his students, some of them, you know, even his opponents, even one of his opponents. He said about him that he knew more about the mother had the views of his opponents than they knew themselves
is one of the students Obama, he said that my eyes have never seen any like him. And I am sure his eyes have never seen any like anyone like him. His own eyes. I've never seen anyone like him. This was why look at the works. He produced. Look how he was dealing with the problems of the time, you know, the challenges of the time. So the question of, for example, Christianity came to him. Someone from Cyprus sent him a letter, that this person is pointing fingers at Islam, and he's raising these questions about Islam. So what about that and what comes as a result of Gervasi lemon Bugzilla de novo see an encyclopedia of information on Christianity, and Allahu Akbar is mind blowing. Anyone
who reads that work even today, you will be shocked at the amount of deep research he conducted in order to write this particular
was written by Serbian Islam on that topic. Then came the issue of
the debate between the Shia and Sunni. Okay. One of the kings of Afghanistan, he became Shia because
a scholar they're known as invulnerable Tara, Tara Haley. He wrote a book called min harville kerama min harville kirana. So that book was brought to me Samia. They said this book has been written by so and so. And this guy has caused the king of Atlantis town to become Shia. And that means of gods are the people there they will be influenced by the king. So what do you have to say about so he wrote a systematic response called Min hajus. Sunnah. Minh Hodges sadhana unhardened. The Buddha, you know, it's also called by these names. So this book also is an is an encyclopedia on history of early Islam. Why the split took place? What happened, why it happened? So he explained in this book
that he wrote on Greek logicians, St. scholar, the point I'm making is that he was dealing with questions as and when they came to him. And he was from the Kabbalah, Allah, he was the one of the greatest scholars alive at the time. He did not sit in a sanctuary in his library and study and not do anything about the situation. You're going to come to come to knock me out.
Okay, sorry. Okay.
Okay, okay, no problem. So the point is the role of clergy the Lord, the role of calamari is to answer the question.
They are well versed in Islamic sciences, they need to study Western scientists, they need to study Western philosophy, they need to study Western history, so that they can respond to the questions of the youth, the youngsters will only look up to the allama when they can actually see that they these allama are more qualified than our professors in the university, you are confusing us. You know, you go to South Africa, you know, universities, people who are teaching there are atheists. People who are teaching in these universities, people are teaching physics, biology, chemistry, sociology, history, philosophy, there are a bunch of they are a bunch of atheists. So until and unless we have
Allah who have mastered these fields with Islamic Sharia, to respond to these questions will have a big problem. So the clergy don't have to step up inshallah. inshallah Allah. And this is not something new. I'm coming up with, we have examples of that.
And I think I will stop here. My time has ended. There are other points I wanted to address. But I think most points I have addressed as causes of the rise of atheistic trends within the Muslim youth. I've addressed most of them. Now, how can you actually very quickly I want to go up to this point, how can you actually prove them prove to the youngsters that Islam is actually true? having shown them the results of atheism, social impact of atheism, what atheism actually eventually leads to? How can you convince them about the superiority if you want to use that word or the truth of Islam? Okay, so first of all, you start with the creation, the creation or the existence of Allah.
The first point you should convince them about is existence of Allah. Okay. A lot of the youngsters, they will ask you questions about Sharia penalty, for example, stoning to death? Oh, this isn't Sharia. The punishment for apostasy is death in Islam. So why are we not allowed to have opinions? Because this, the list will go on, they will come across these questions on social media, possibly on Facebook, possibly on Twitter, or some documentary they have watched on YouTube or some anti Islam video or anti Islam article they have read read online, they will have these questions, they will come back to you to ask these questions. The first thing you should always take them to is the
existence of a law. Okay, do not answer the question. Until you have established this point. What's going to happen is you answer one question, what's going to happen? Next one? Do you answer that one? Another 120 questions and you will waste your time. So you stop the childcare, the youngster stop there. Before we go to these questions. Do you even believe in Allah? Do you believe that God exists? And then voila, he most of them, they will start to think Hold on a second do I actually believe in Allah? Okay. In some cases, they will say you know what i do believe in Allah. Okay. Then you explain if you believe in Allah and Allah is all powerful, and you can give reasons Solar System
creation universe, the beginning of
The university you have to polish these arguments, these are very important arguments you have to polish them okay? In order to deliver them properly, you have to know how to deliver them, okay? And inshallah, in the future we can do a course on you know, we can maybe we can do the course again what's the course called the call of duty in Iraq course when to do it again shall Allah here in the machine in the future okay. So, existence of a life The first thing you take them to and you explain to them alive all powerful, immensely powerful because he has made all of this and he is wise he is white because without wisdom you cannot do this you cannot do all this calculation, wisdom is a
must. So these are prerequisites of the creation of the universe. So once you have get them to agree on this tells them it's a wise wise and powerful that you should submit to his power and his wisdom. So when Allah speaks to you through the messenger or through through revelations, you submit to Allah subhanaw taala and in these revelations we are given these
which we must follow, okay. The things you are questioning are not important, you don't have to understand them, you can explain to them you can give them the wisdoms but once this is established online 90% of the questions that will be out they will be answered existence of Allah, existence of Allah and there are some arguments which are actually Quranic arguments. I will quickly summarizing now finishing inshallah, okay, so these arguments are Quranic arguments, these are in the Quran, okay. But they have been given philosophical names by philosophers later on, you can use these names, okay. It's called cosmological argument.
Very powerful argument. Then there is design argument.
Then there is teleological argument.
Then there is argument for morality,
morality, then consciousness.
argument from consciousness. Okay. Very quickly, I will summarize them cosmological argument is basically the beginning of the universe, okay, the universe began to exist, okay. Everything that begins to exist has a cause. Cause, okay. Cause and Effect, this is the cause and effect argument. Okay. And, and if there's a cause that cause is a lot, so you take it that way, okay. And the Quran again, has a verse that are you the creators? Oh, did it create itself? Okay, or was it created? These three options are in the Quran? universe, right? Is there in the Quran? Are you the creators? Right? Or are they the creators of data create a server or do it has a creator? So Allah subhanaw
taala created the universe? So you can do the cause and effect argument design argument again, in the Koran, right? of Allah guru, and it became a political drama, okay, for a while Giovanni konosuba.
Is there okay? That's the design argument of life asking you Do you not see all this soul designed? Fine tuning is teleological argument assurance to one komaru. Because man, one that was shutting down, that the sun and the moon are running according to a calculated system is finely tuned. It has to run according to a calculated system, otherwise you would collapse morality.
Are you going to follow the rulings the hokum of the days of ignorance? Or are you going to follow the rules of Allah subhanaw taala. So if you do not have Allah, that who's making rules and laws for you, what's going to happen? Sorry, what's gonna happen? philosophers, men, and men always have inclinations. So what happened during the 18th century, all Europeans, all European philosophers, and politicians were unanimous that slave trade is immoral. It's evil is cruel. Yes. Atlantic slave trade is immoral, evil and cruel. They were all in agreement. Why could they not pass laws against it? Why?
Because they themselves were all involved in it. Okay, half the British Parliament had investments in the Caribbean, okay? Because they had sugar plantations, they were making millions of pounds. So if they abolished slavery, they abolish their pockets. Okay, so why is alcohol not being banned?
There is no disagreement on the point. No serious
sociologist or scientist disagrees with the point that alcohol is extremely harmful for societies. 80% of violent crimes in Britain are directly linked to alcohol 80% 80% of those crimes yet, why do we not get laws to ban alcohol
When we know it is evil and it is bad, it leads to destruction of the subject. Why? Because 99% of the British Parliament likes a bit of
like the champagne and wine right? So if not all of them are drinking who's going to give? So, law morality ethics become a relative question okay. It is no longer an objective question okay. It is no longer from an objective source. So morality argument for morality, you divorce God like what Nietzsche said God is dead we have killed him right. That means we are finished now there will be social breakdown, because we will be making laws and rules for ourselves and we will call destruction in consequence consciousness. Finally, argument from consciousness, where did we get our consciousness? Where did we get our cognition or intelligence? So
chaos? chaos does not give you order, right? It's a very simple argument you do not get consciousness from a stone from dead things you do not become alive right? So we have intelligence comes from Supreme Intelligence, right? So when you create cars, cars are driven by you right? Okay. Or when you create a watch it is working is doing something right you can call it a watch it intelligent is doing is showing robots for example, when you create robots, you are superior to robots. So the one who has created us and our intelligence has superior intelligence, which is a last panel data. So all of these arguments you can present in front of the youngsters and inshallah
they will come back to and these are all Quranic arguments, you can find them in the Quran, every single one of them. Okay, thank you so much for listening. Our time is up. Thank you, Adam, for giving me more time. And if there are any more questions, I'm sorry, I cannot respond to them at this stage.
Otherwise, these guys gonna pick me up and take me outside. Right? So May Allah bless you for being patient and listening to me inshallah, in the future, we will have more content to share more ideas, more courses in sha Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah,
Allah, Allah, Allah and naspo, the Federal governor to willeke