Channel: Bilal Philips
Hi Aaron. And first of all, I want to congratulate you with the month of Ramadan, you and your family and the whole university and all your students who are in 10s of 1000s Mashallah.
Secondly, I'm glad you made it through the COVID-19 Alhamdulillah. You survived it and even came stronger you look healthier. You look younger. Masha, Allah, Allah Horta, Illa. billah, Aloma baddeck. So, let me begin by asking you to share with the viewers and of course, I have the same experience, but I want you to share with me and with the viewers, how did you feel first, when you contracted COVID? The symptoms How did it feel? And where did it go wrong that you had to go to the hospital and so on?
Well, this will set our students up silica,
um, it came upon me without even realizing it.
I had the initial
discomfiture, you know, feeling physically, double.
I started to
I didn't know that people that is picked up by myself often. So this is why I think that it was COVID but then
it picked up the feet. I started to get chills thinking this and
saw that the hospital for them to
the question there. I sweated quite a lot. I didn't even realize
I mean, I just woke when this soaking change my thing. And
the result every day with oxygen as I was having
difficulty eating or maybe that was not the blood was
and I think they they put me on
and I remember upset you taking up this us they're putting us got this first one.
I felt like I did.
But they're not unique.
And it's morning, they they got his up.
they told me as COVID
the hospital I was not really here to go.
You know, so at that point,
and the nurses
were not prepared. They were scared themselves. Yeah. Because, you know, they they were not hadn't been given
you know, be you know, this Bachmann's and they did have some, but they were not prepared. Wasn't
told me this, you go to COVID you've got to leave.
You know, you know, the same thing happened with me and my father when he started feeling terrible. So I raised him on a wheelchair to the hospital. And right there The doctor said he's got to be detained. I said, Okay, let's detain him to I mean, to be admitted to the hospital. We're going to keep him I said, Okay, let's do that. He said, but not here. This hospital is not prepared for that. So they have to send us to another hospital. The panic the word scared because it's unfortunate that you know, even though it's been over a year now, but many hospitals and many doctors are not prepared to deal with the with the COVID patient.
Yeah, because the information
is scanty in third world, you know, and
the changing of, of the various, you know, infection rate office. No, it's just like
Every day you hit.
Yeah, that's right. So, Dr. Bilal, we want to take advantage of your experience and my experience were, which were very bitter, very tough. And share with the viewers that do not take it lightly not because you've not been infected, and he did not contract COVID. And you do not know of a family member who died because of contract and COVID.
until this moment, some people are still believing in the conspiracy theory, and they think it is all business and about making vaccines and selling them and profiting out of that. But there we are, we are live examples. We have contracted COVID we suffered a great deal, up until this moment was still suffering three months after recovery. of last, my dear is and my most beloved father to COVID. So this is a reality. Yes, in La Jolla in LA Roger or my mother was on the verge. And it's a serious, it's a serious thing that people should deal with it seriously. So a lot of people are criticizing the rules or regulations which are being followed in different massage and the physical
distancing. They say No need, it's all a scam. It's all fake. And they blame it on the Imams on the masjid on the regimes they want to do it caf and guess what I know of an enam who will have observed the RT calf last Ramadan. And I didn't know that but I heard he was sick. So when I went to visit him he said 150 of his students were in at caf in a small place. I said chef, but this is like you know, suicide. You know that one person gets infected is head over all throughout the period, we're doing fine. Only the last few days somebody got infected and all of us who got sick and as a matter of fact some people lose their lives. So Allah subhana wa tada ordered us in the Quran. totally the
opposite lead to what tune Coby ID calm.
I will see if you can shed some light on that issue.
Yeah, it's Yeah, it's very sad to hear people all
antibiotic vaccine you know
what's up on this and fear and even just
somebody just said
when the vaccine after after, with the vaccine, that the story of an individual Kenny a Kenya was very popular it also he got the vaccine. And you know, they record all their you got to also today's lady
that boy from it was not ready to
go out of the backseat not ready to go. I'm moving science in all these artists. Yeah.
These drug companies dynamic. Yeah, yeah. Whether when in the pandemic, we're outside of
Korea, this is reality. But the idea that the whole world would conspire together you know, Doc, is all
to prove this false hood. This is not
you know, I mean, yeah, what is Oh, in a few places. Oh, with limit? People. Yeah. Okay. It's like It's like people still talk to me. Oh, who say they don't feel that Americans went
Oh, Hollywood. They just made
and they convinced that they went to the moon.
Come on, please. You know, this
thing via the app is diffic ability, you know, Shadow below, you know,
to allow America to get ahead of the fake. Yeah, it's just it's taking the lead you know, the distort because of COVID in the USA, have exceeded have million is actually 563k in the USA, more than any other country ever. And over 31 point 4 million have contracted
Have it even though the manage to so far
provide over 200 million people vaccination.
So it's not a joke. It's not a joke. This is what we're trying to say. And when somebody enters the message is not wearing a mask, and he takes it lightly. And he's not bringing his Jana mas or prayer rug. And well, these regulations are purely Islamic. The Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said that whenever somebody sneezes fell you hot tea, if you sneeze, then you should cover your nose, by your elbow by I'm sorry, by your clothes by your sleeve, by your right hand.
Because when you sneeze, the air travels through the sphere of 160 kilometer per hour. So it can cover several square meters around you. And if you're, God forbid, just positive but you're not showing any symptoms, all those people around you in this small masala will contract COVID any can be a cause of deteriorating the health of some or even the death of some. Yes, this is a you know,
we are supposed to ask those who go if you prefer no al. And quantum law.
You know, it's not
your hand up rumors that oh,
this is not helping in the real world. You know, the real well, we have specialists in all these different
so if you need mint, or the specialists have studied this matter given us
and how do you It's our duty up sponsibility to follow these actions and protect ourselves and protect us from harm by upset us, Chef, Bilal. Can you hear me? Yes, okay. There are a couple of Hadees which only when I was sick.
I actually imagined them perfectly versus before when I used to teach when I go to those Hadith so many times.
I try to inspire people have taken advantage of life of health before you get insec the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in he says Athenian cumson cobbler hums seize the opportunity of five things before you are being seized by five calamities. One of them is returning. So hatanaka cobla model week, take advantage of being healthy before you fall ill. And when you fall in, there are a lot of things that you will not be able to do that you used to do or you had a chance to do when you were feeling good.
Not only about working and earning your provision and providing for the family, but also talking about a bad dad acts of worship, fasting.
Zipcar, whenever I was sick, it wasn't easy. I mean, I didn't know how many Raka I prayed in any prayer. All my prayers, I lost count. I had to have somebody next to me to tell me how many I don't know how many says, How many iraq I prayed. I was totally lost. Like I was certain I'm not going to make it. Because I lost my mind. I don't know what I'm doing. And whether I prayed or not, obviously I'm praying while I'm sitting. The pain was enormous. So now I realized Subhan Allah, when I was healthy, I had a chance to pray at night, more and more. I had a chance to recite Quran more and more, I had a chance to fast not only Mondays and Thursdays, but other days as well. Whenever the
person is sick, especially when he enters into the stage of chronic illness, then all of that is suspended, you will not have a chance to do it anymore. versus if you were regular in these acts of worship, then you happen to fall ill then Allah Almighty will still record the same reward for you. Even though he cannot do it anymore. Go ahead. True, true. And myself the same thing
you know, finding myself question where I was on break my head, you know, I don't know people about this, you know that they always break. There's no excuse as long as I am still there. You can still break. I found my for the first time I rang, play, you know, points to cook
was the dude
so behind Allah in our from there eventually Okay, I was able to lie in bed and lean forward and slightly more. So then I will go sit in the bed and starting to stack up but you know going to get the ability come back slowly actually today and mine is tober like six months ago
you know I still have a problem of forgetting the I have to I'm praying I'm doing the I put my finger
It was good rock
throw off your hold that SB so he can have in here around?
Yeah, yeah that is I read you. I feel you. Yeah, that confusion not being able to see. You know, I enrolled shut down for
sleeping tablets to test to be able to start
it's an online chef below. Even like sleep. even sleep is a big number. Whenever I had my COVID I couldn't sleep and if I close my eyes I see weird things. I cannot explain them. They're neither dreams no ruya No, nothing. I don't know what is this, but it just worried me. So so panela the ability of putting your hands together reciting the wowwee that before going to sleep atom could see and the last couple verses of Surah Al Baqarah is actually a luxury that whenever you're sick. Now remember the hadith of oma meanie and Ayesha, may Allah be pleased with her. When she said that the Messenger of Allah on regular basis before going to sleep, he will pull his hands together and he
will recite the more I will that tries and he will blow after every set of pull who Allah who I had pulled out, Rob will fella pull out verbenas and wipe over his face his head is just and as far as he can reach of his body. Then she said, when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was severely ill, I knew how much he used to love to do that. So I used to bring his palms together and he read in them, then I why with his own palms over his body. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam have gotten to the point where he could not lift his hands to recite whatever he loved to any site. So even the Prophet sallallahu Sallam experienced something like that, there is a huge difference between somebody who
had the habit of doing this, then he's not able anymore. And a person who only wishes that he could have done it in in the past, if you if you can remind myself and the viewers with some of the blessings of Allah upon us, to inspire us to decide the outcome before going to sleep.
To remember that when we put our head on the pillow and say Bismillah and will fall asleep, this is such a huge blessing that many people are actually missing. Gotcha.
Well, I would say that, you know, with the COVID
and the fear that they create
the uncertainty of what's happening.
People are dying around you.
realization that even closing your eyes
whether you awake, open your eyes again, that, you know, you don't need the closeness that even though this is something we experience every time we close
it, but at that time, it takes on a reality. You know, and we should
definitely, you know, remember the words which I'm taught to say, when we are eating and when we wake up,
in which we submit and turn ourselves over to law. Because reality, every time we close our eyes, we cannot certain you will open the
this is reality that we live
With and we're not caught up, you know. So
I encourage everybody
to learn the various was was taught Sunday night listen is especially on text, sleep and thanking a lot of our good health and thinking along for everything that he has given us.
Because we get all of this in the blinking die. Now, due to that, whenever I was on the verge of leaving the slife I frequently called my wife and I said write down, I've already my will see, I have my RC already written and hamdulillah they will see the request or the well. But to update it, to do exactly what the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said, Man can Allah who say on your CV, if a person possess anything, which is valuable wealth or whatever, then he should not spend two nights without having his was here, his bequest written and deposited beneath his pillow, on a standby position actually has multiple benefits, one of them, it keeps reminding us even while we
are physically fit, perfectly healthy, young, and we're expecting to live a long life, that it could happen today, it could happen now. Right now, I may go to sleep and I never wake up again, I don't have to have COVID to be anticipating that but physically fit and people die. The second thing is the importance of making sure that you are in the hoop and you do not delay. If you're any money, if you're any Muslim, you should sit and all of that before it's too late. And some people do not share with their partners, their financial
status and what they owe and how much money they are saving here or there. So, in a situation like that which we have some narrations where the Messenger of Allah was reported as seek and refuge with ALLAH again is multiple fudger all the sudden death. So there it can happen any time be whom you're leaving behind, to manage or to dispense your wealth or to distribute the inheritance if you have any, or to settle your debt. Again, I would appreciate if you can shed some light on that I had already embarked on that itself beyond you know, prepare the will
two years back and
called my L gather and
the special elements of where they will seek others and of course, with COVID it meant
looking at all of the points with making sure but understood as you know, you hear this where people die then the family member squabbling now with each other, I think over and over that women get into domestic wells and have no soul. So, it is very, that you will be paid
as long as there something to
to share with your inheritors. It's amazing if you're just starting like just got married and separate thing is wait with your Will you have something
those of us who are and we do have
some form of one way or another other big things are profit.
Then matters should be settled. Why?
No, not we should eat these things behind and if especially if there are people who are two to receive us because he recognized there right.
But it's not sufficient in our area for the was, you know where we give behind a special gift for them. We need to sit down with them there when
they get caught up. Nobody knew about or, you know, perhaps you're particularly liked
You know you have the rights of
which Allah will hold for if you property. Chef Bilal, I'm going to be
open and a little bit of confrontational with the following question. When I was lying down,
feeling that everything is upside down around me. And most likely, I'm not going to make it even though I was having his nose vanilla and I was praying, but you know, seeing the whole family being very sick, and then losing some family members, then it makes it serious. If you look okay, then um, next, because the lab results is pretty much the same mine and my father,
the authority level, the
the D dimer, and all of that he was really, really scary. So
what I cared about most was who the TV and I call my colleagues and I said, under any circumstances, this is not a one man show. Who that must continue. Chef Ibrahim will present this chef so on. So we'll present that. And the only time I got angry is when I know that the program was blank. It didn't go live today. So I insisted that Huda is not about Muhammad Salah, and I'm just one of the presenters. If I'm gone, it is going to continue in sha Allah, and perhaps much, much better than while I'm present. So I'm going to ask you about your plans in respect of this huge empire that you have built the International University and its skeleton, and what would happen if bill Phillips is
We have experienced that period of time I was out with COVID at the University of Guelph, but Alhamdulillah we have very, you know, board, which we meet in basis, discuss all there is a president
who is also
there, you know, that invites discussion makes, oh, they are heads of various departments.
sections of the unit,
the network of 200 plus people work in a shop, this is an operational,
you know, program which playing, I own it all myself of it. You know, in the, in the beginning, it was just myself, and my partner, my brother semir.
Now, from Oman,
it was just,
we had a, you know,
a brother who was specialists in it. So, with the it, you know, it started like that. But as we, we added more people, people gave them, these are everything, you know, so it's in place already. What has told me, let's have your son, how to be the app, if you, you know,
I find that
if there's somebody better suited, let them be in a position. I mean, they felt the
Philips family, and they were
members of my, you know, to take Chancellor because our
technical is supposed to be a ceremonial. Yes, yes, it's a Friday, because of the fact that I was the founder.
It's, it's more than that, that been involved neck, everything from the beginning. So that's just a you could say,
The reality canceller not involved in these other areas. So it's just mine is Nick. If I pass xo property, he will be the
ceremony. The structure is already functional. And in all the app, I'm
constantly in pause, I know probably more about this Did anybody else correct? No? Send me on myself. Everything from zero. So that gives us a great what they call it to tional
you know, but I just know that situation of yours with the fit in that my wife was telling the whole time.
Oh, you mild
and No, it's okay.
I was saying I was thinking okay, I got this book
got it, and doctors told me Yes, perhaps if we go
But what do you mean? That's
true is severe?
My wife would you know?
That's a that's gonna be a silly question. What why which one from
Ethiopia because I can't believe you're correct. I should. Yeah, as a matter of fact, my wife also had COVID but her and my kids were mild. Mine my parents were severe. So she would tell me the same thing that you can make it it's just a little bit of headache and fever. You're okay. As a matter of fact, the the spiritual support has a great effect in healing Masha, Allah, Allah Hata illa Billah. So May Allah bless them for playing that role while we are sick. I'm going to postpone talking about the university to another meeting because I also feel you and the family must be waiting for you on a samosa is getting cold. I would only tackle one thing so that you can enjoy your samosa and
Breanna or wherever.
The Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says, Allah Cooley Salaam if you call Yeoman sadaqa you know the Hadith very well. And simply the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said we owe Allah given thanks for every little bit of joint in our bodies, which enable us to actually do literally everything, not just pray live. Without it, you're not your handicap, and you're paralyzed. So now when we were sick, we realize that we lived this condition and another Salalah Salim said that there is simple thing he can do will take care of the gratitude of these multiple blessings. Even though if one prostrated himself all day, all night long, it is not sufficient to give thanks for a single
blessing. But I want you to shed some light on this Hades then in sha Allah will let you go to break your fast.
Well, the realities of
giving thanks to all you know, gratitude is the core of
where there is gratitude. In fact, there is no
you know, the prophet SAW
that, especially in that
you know, about Japan,
the affair of the baby was amazed
when good to him is thankful to all locked towards it.
And when difficult time
he patient towards him for it. so impatient, gratitude
is faith. It's the foundation call it the two wings.
So, the attitude, attitude, a number of
you know, developing
You know, it's he said, in fact, of this, psychologists
have pointed out more recent time, the great Ben have that sense of gratitude to our well being,
you know, to our, our psychology, our psyche, you know, so this feeling and sense of gratitude. It should be used in a bar b
we should all be
thankful regardless of the circumstances.
Because there's something to thankful for, you know, and we don't have to wait until we get, you know, are hoping, how difficult is that?
To start with Ember and to the things that should be great, great. And for many people who come to me and say, you know, feeling as though I am,
you know, feeling
My job is boring and no complaining about all this, tell him listen, you know what you need
to do sugar. Now, this is what you need to get down and that's the juice and reflect on the good that is there in your,
the week before,
in your life, all the good that is comfortable. If you reflect
then the senses
of depression, you know, start to live.
Because depression is based on you that there is no opening
a waste, it's useless, not beneficial, you know, you start around not
better I leave this
you know, these kinds of feelings and thoughts in touch from shape.
You know, you have forgotten your connection, you have forgotten, the blessing the block in your life.
So, this is a thought I think we all need to take
from this in the thought,
gratitude. So we benefit out of this big trial and test that it brings us closer to the Almighty Allah it reminds us that life is short and brief. And we should be ready to go at any moment. And it's an eye opener. It makes us the allies that also panela we have countless blessings and we're full of shortcomings. We did not even give thanks to a single Namah so inshallah, after we survived this fatal
infection and fatal condition, we should be more grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala and within those who are healthy and they will not contract COVID at all and hamdulillah don't wait till you contracted rather learn from others. That will be well, it's always a pleasure to be with you. May the Almighty Allah grant you a long life while doing good deeds and benefiting the oma May Allah bless you and your family. And I wish you a happy if
you and your family right now. To be continued in sha Allah in another meeting and we will try to bring it
a little earlier so that insha Allah you can enjoy your fr with your family. So panic Allah Mohammed ignatia to Allah Illa Helen nessa Flo Khurana to like wa salam ala Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi seldom at the Sleeman kathira My dear viewers, until next time, I leave you all in the care of Allah. wa salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
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