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alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Karim, Allah Allah who was hobby for many standing between Nigeria, Medina, all praise due to a law of peace and blessings be on his last prophet Mohammed for a long while he would sell them and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day
the topic is on slander in the Koran.
And in fact, what we'll be looking at
is a particular chapter of the Quran,
the 100 and fourth chapter of the Quran, which is called
and who might mean
So this chapter of the Quran, a short chapter, are only nine verses
what are the attributes of the slanderer?
What is their end.
And the purpose
for this chapter, being dedicated to this particular topic
in the early days of Islam,
when Prophet Mohammed may God's peace and blessings be upon him, he
began to proclaim the message
of the unity of God
at a time when people have
taken many other gods
besides the true gods,
they are taken Gods as intercessors. between themselves and gods,
they are taken Gods besides God whom they would worship instead of gods.
This has become the norm for religion in Arabia.
that from the time of Prophet Abraham, when he took his wife, Hagar, and his daughter, Ishmael, and left them in Mecca, in Arabia, the seeds of
teaching regarding God, that God is One, the seeds were planted at that time.
Prophet Abraham came back to visit his son smile, and built there,
the first house of worship dedicated to the worship of one true God.
And prophet is my
life Prophet Isaiah taught this message of the oneness of God, that only God alone deserves to be worshipped.
in time in Arabia, generations after the time of Prophet Ishmael,
idolatry found its way back amongst the people.
until the time when Prophet Mohammed, they got peace and blessings be upon him, was chosen to be the last prophet of God, to proclaim this message, this Unitarian message of the One God alone deserves to be worshipped.
By his time,
idolatry had spread all over Arabia,
and even the message which has been reinforced, generation after generation from the time of Prophet Isaiah.
Had in the Middle East, in Palestine,
enroll in Turkey
and in southern Europe,
by the eighth century, it had become distorted.
the oneness of God was still spoken about their
idolatry was not openly practiced. But God had become three.
A God who was one, but yes, he was three. So the message of Prophet Isaac even in those years
have become distorted.
And idolatry was being introduced
through the process known as icons,
So people would have in their homes, in their places of worship whatever, they would have these little religious objects, either statues or paintings.
This is the process of idolatry working its way in, which was against the teachings against the teachings of Jesus, as well as against the teachings of Moses and Abraham.
Because the graven image
is something which has been prohibited in the 10 commandments without any shadow of a doubt.
In any case,
when Prophet Mohammed
began to proclaim the message, the message of Prophet Abraham, of Moses and of Jesus,
he found great opposition,
as all the profits before found opposition,
and the small band of followers who accepted that message,
and tried to live in accordance with that message,
making came under constant attack by the idolaters.
Those who are involved in the worship of Gods besides
the true gods,
they attack sometimes was physical.
The believers in the early years in Mecca, were tortured. Some of them were tortured to death,
for their belief.
At other times, it was psychological.
They were referred to
in the most horrible of terms,
like slander was spread about them.
And about the Prophet himself.
No, he was known prior to the revelation, to be an extremely honest and trustworthy person.
title or his nickname, he was used to be called I mean,
I mean means the trustworthy one.
One who they used to leave the people of Mecca used to leave there
anything of value which they wanted to keep to have, you know, instead of because they didn't have bank,
right, they would, in those days, whatever
things that they had of importance, they would leave it in trust with somebody, you know, person who was considered to be the trustworthy one amongst them. And it was Prophet Mohamed mega peace and blessings be upon him
with all these things.
However, once he started to call people, to the oneness of God,
all of a sudden, the people no longer trusted him. They started, they started to tell stories about him lies about him.
They claimed he was mad. They claimed he was possessed.
And because of the effects of the Koran, on people, people who would listen to the Quran would be so deeply affected, drawn to Islam. They said they claimed that he was a magician,
that he had this scripture which he had was really magical formulas which were capturing people. Now perhaps, some of you can just come and sit because we're short of chairs and give the the chairs back for the women, you know.
So, at that time, this process of of slander, of
terrible stories about the prophets, as well as his followers, his disciples had become
intense it had
Naturally, it would have an effect on both the profit and his companions. Of course, it didn't cause them to give up the message passing on this message.
naturally they would be paying.
No one likes to be slandered No matter how much you feel that you are
on a truthful path, that what
you are doing is correct.
If your relatives or your friends, former friends etc, begins to slander you, it hurts.
the Almighty revealed this chapter of nine verses
let the believers know
they should not worry or feel despair.
success will come to those who follow the true path.
Those who hold firmly to the truth, they will be ultimately successful, and those who are involved in slander, etc.
Telling lies about the believers. They are the ones on the Day of Judgment, who will be the losers.
This is the basic message of this chapter.
It also describes characteristics of the
disbelievers who slander the believers,
in order that the believers would themselves avoid these characteristics.
And that those who disbelieve
may reflect on the negative aspects of these characteristics, and perhaps, change.
So the chapter begins
while you live
the curse of God is on every slandering backbiting.
All who commit slander and backbiting are curse. Evil, is cursed.
No matter how much evil may seem to be successful in this life, we see those people who are involved in evil, cheating, lying, stealing, etc. They may appear to be successful in this life. However, they are curse.
Chris, in this life to us, we know it means that person seems to be getting away with things for some time. And then you see their lives become terrible.
In the end, things become terrible.
They don't escape.
Even if they may appear to us to die in their beds, comfortable death, nothing seems to happen to them.
The reality is otherwise,
the next life they have destroyed for themselves. They may have enjoyed some things in this life.
But the reality is of the next life has been destroyed.
Okay, since no more people are coming back and
Now, there are common misconceptions about
what is backbiting and what is slander, in fact.
Prophet Mohammed May God, peace and blessings be upon him, corrected for the believers, the misconceptions that commonly arise.
He said to his companions, his disciples on one occasion
Do you know what backbiting is?
And they said to him, they replied to him,
Allah and His Messenger knows that
they didn't want to give their opinion. They want to hear from the source of Revelation, what in fact, is backed by
Because the very fact that the Prophet asked them, Do you know what backbiting is? And they all had an idea what backbiting was? The fact that he's asking them, it means that it is not what they're thinking. So they said, a law and His Messenger knows best.
So he said, it is mentioning something about your brother,
which she does not like.
It is saying something about somebody else,
which they wouldn't like to be said.
At that point,
his disciples, his companions, raised their doubts.
And they asked him, What what if what we said was true?
What if what we said was true? Because in their minds, if you're telling the truth about people,
even though they don't like to hear it said, then this is not by fighting to telling the truth.
So he says, that is backbiting
when what you say about your brother or sister,
not in their presence,
which they wouldn't like this thing said.
And it's true, that is backbiting
And he said, If what you said, was not true, that is slander, and even bigger sin.
So he clarified
for the believers,
what, in fact, is slander?
And what is backbiting?
What does Islam consider to be
sinful with regard to talking about others?
Very important, because people are always talking about others.
If you listen to people's conversations,
the average conversation is talking about other people.
and if you analyze what people are saying,
It's all things that people would not like that
is either jealousy.
You know, someone who has this, I wish I had someone told me don't deserve it, I should have
that kind of talk.
Or it is, you know, they're doing this and they're doing that, and they got this and that.
this is the normal talk.
this is something that delivers those who believe in God,
have to be where
the Prophet Mohammed may God's peace and blessings be upon him said,
Whoever believes in God, and the last day, from the Day of Judgment, that they will have to stand to account for what happens in this life, whoever believes truly in
God and the last day,
they should either speak good things, or be silent.
If you don't have something good to say,
then it is better to be silent.
Why? Because every word that comes out of your mouth, you will have to stand
to account for on the Day of Judgment. God will ask you why you said this, and why you said that.
So if one truly believe the one is speaking, if one says I believe in God, I'm a true believer, but they're saying this thing that
you don't believe that you will have to answer to God for what you say.
There is belief in words when a person says I believe.
And then there's real belief,
that belief which affects their actions,
and causes them to act in accordance with that belief.
The true believer will avoid saying
the true believer will stop others from saying these things
So this is a mean,
of checking ourselves. To what degree do we believe
in a judgment in God, because belief in God is belief in the judgment. To what degree do we believe?
If the belief doesn't affect our action,
then the belief is not real.
It is only knowledge.
You may know about God, you may know about the Day of Judgment. But that knowledge is not translated into belief, until you act in accordance with that knowledge.
This is the Islamic perspective on belief. Belief is not just something in the heart,
it is in the heart and in the action, the two have to be there.
That real belief is manifest in action.
It must show up in good deeds that the person does.
It is not just words to say IBV.
In fact, those who say I believe, but their actions are contrary
to that belief. Such a law called the hypocrites,
And the law says about the hypocrites in monaca Tina, with dark in a friendly manner. Verily, surely, indeed,
the hypocrites will be in the lowest levels of the Hellfire
means those who said I believe, but it was a lie. It was only I know, but I'm not living according to it. I'm living my own life. Those people know they said, I'm a Muslim, or I'm a follower of Jesus, or I'm a follower of Moses, laws people will be the fuel for the hellfire.
backbiting is saying about people
what they would not like,
even though it is the truth,
Islam teaches us to avoid.
However, there are circumstances in which this is permitted. Islam.
The religion which covers all aspects of human life,
takes into account the circumstances where it may be necessary to say the truth about people, which they would not like this.
And the Prophet Muhammad may God's peace and blessings be upon him, demonstrated that to his companion, that there are times when it becomes
one of those critical times is
at a time of marriage.
That is not meaning that the guy who plans to marry tells lies or tries to hide things from his intended wife, etc. No.
It means that
if a woman is going to get married, and in Islam, she is enjoying
to take advice from her relatives and those people,
friends who are in the know, who know peep the people who they intend to marry.
If a woman comes and
about a person who she intends to marry, the press was proposed.
Then it is the duty of
those who are asked to give
full information about this person.
Because this is a woman's future.
Similarly, it is a man's future.
If a man asks for information, it is the duty of others to inform him
The truth is there are things which they need to know. For example,
when one of the female companions of the Prophet
Her name was Fatima, the doctor
Have, she came to Prophet Muhammad?
And she said to him,
two people have proposed marriage to me.
and I'm not even allowed.
What should I do?
The Prophet Muhammad may god peace and blessings be upon him he told
I will soufiane is stingy.
Stingy means he doesn't give out his money very easy, is very tight with his money. Stingy. Right. Another night is true. Not a nice thing to say about people. Right? So until is stingy. You know, it's not nice to say. But the woman came and she wanted this information. So the process informed her This is a characteristic. So you know, in your mind is first in your mind is stingy person. You know, if you don't mind marrying him, and he's stingy, okay. But be aware that he is stingy.
He's tight with his money, you will hardly give you enough that you need.
Why? Because one of the other wives of Abu sufian, she has come to the prophet and asked him, she says, I will CRM is so stingy, I don't have enough money for myself and our children. Is it okay for me to take some of this money without him knowing to steal from my husband, the prophet said, you may take as much as you need
to give her permission to take from her husband, without his knowledge. Right? Because it's her right. She's not feeling in the sense of feeling it's her right to have enough to maintain herself and her children. So he permitted her to take as much as she needs that meaning that she goes to take when she's sick and more inviting, you know, fancy This is not to take as much as she needs.
So the Prophet knew about Abu Sophia.
She said, he said to her, I'm going to meet these women. When he gets upset that his wife, he hits her.
Okay, so be aware, you know, this is not a pleasant circumstance. If you don't mind being beaten by your husband, then go ahead you can marry.
Again, this is not a nice thing to say about it because of his wife, you know.
But the profit informed her Why? Because this is her future. This is who she's going to marry somebody with these bad characteristics. You know, she shouldn't be aware.
Instead, he says to her, it would be better if you married
was the son of a slave,
who had been freed by the prophet
and who had become like his adopted son, they
and Oussama was the son of days.
Now, in those days,
people, as in these days, are concerned about family,
you know, status.
When you marry, decide to marry somebody from a high status in society, from a well known family well to do you know, well, I've been famous from generations. So, naturally, people have these desires
to marry somebody who was the son of a slave, former slave. This is something which
emotionally psychologically, people will not want to do.
However, the prophets taught
that people are married for four basic reasons.
For their, for their wealth,
for their wealth, they have a lot of money
for their beauty to handsome
for their family. They're from a big family, rich family, well known family and for their piety.
He said, marry the one who is pious, and you will be successful.
So the basis for the choice in Islam, the fundamental basis is piety. When a person is choosing your husband or wife, Islam says, choose somebody who is God fearing.
This is the best husband or wife you can find for yourself. Somebody who fears God
If they fear God and have a lot of money and are handsome from a good property, okay, have you got everything?
Most times people don't have all these things. But most important thing if we have to choose
because of one characteristic of worth a look at what is the most important characteristic, it should be the fear of God.
So he told her better you marry Osama, because Osama was a God fearing man.
So Fatima said, I'm married to someone, and what's
the advice of the Prophet? So on the circumstances of marriage, it is the duty of those who have knowledge about somebody who is to be married, to inform the partner of that person. Similarly, in business contracts, if a person comes to me and says to me, Well, listen, you know, I'm planning to go into this business deal with
so and so.
What's your opinion? Now, I know, last year, I had a business deal with so and so. And he ripped me off the business fairly took all the money didn't pay back. And you know, I had a bad experience with this person.
Now, it is my duty to tell that person
who is about to get into this business deals with the person about my experience.
This is not considered to be backbiting
because your intention, your intention is to protect another person from harm,
which is different from when you have that bad experience with the individual, then you just go bad mouthing that person around to everybody else, or this study is about them either, just talking, talking, talking,
because your intention there is not to protect others, your intention is just to revenge decides to get back at this person by just saying about selling things about this person.
So this is evil,
but where your intention is the protection of the rights of others,
then it is permissible
with regard to slander, that is now telling lies about others.
This is an even greater sin.
It is a sin.
Where if a person
says about another person,
so and so is fornicating with swords.
She's living with this guy and doing this and doing that.
Or he's living with this woman doing this, and doing that.
If a person
in Islamic law,
and a complaint is raised to the court,
then the judge will ask that person to produce four witnesses who observed this person in the act.
Not for people who heard the rumor.
But for people who saw this man and woman committing fornication
and if that person cannot produce four witnesses,
then they are given at lashes
that are taken before the community and are beaten given at strokes of the cane.
people have a right
that their honor, not be destroyed by others.
Of course, from Islamic perspective,
fornication is a major sin is a serious sin. The person who is involved in fornication according to Islamic law, if they are caught,
evidence is rough.
They are punished 100 lashes of male and female
if they're involved in adultery, that is either one of them was married, or had been married.
Then the punishment is that
stoning to death.
And this is the punishment not introduced by Prophet Mohammed. They got peace and blessings be upon him. He didn't make up this punishment. This was the punishment which is recorded in the laws from the time of Moses and before
The adults and the adults should be stoned to death.
This is called free love.
It is something which is condoned by most societies around the world.
In any case, the point is that Islam takes a very strong position against backbiting and slander.
And in order to even make it psychologically more detestable in the minds of the believers, in the 49th chapter of the Quran, verse 12, Allah said, Do not back by each other,
Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother,
you would dislike
God compared backbiting, is telling the truth about that they wouldn't like that. He compared it to eating the flesh of your dead brother.
And this is how we should feel.
The same way if somebody offered us a piece of our dead brother's flesh and said, have a meal, have a bite, we will be revolted, we'll be sick to our stomach,
the same way that we feel, if that happened, we should feel
if somebody encourages us to back by.
Or if we hear other people back.
the worst level
We talked about the punishment in this life for those who commit slander against innocent people.
The worst level of slander
that mankind can commit
is to say, there is no God.
Or to say God has
he has a father, or a son,
This is the greatest level of slander that a human being can commit.
Because it's a slander against God.
to slander each other is one thing, this horrible punishment in this life and punishment in the next slide, possibly.
But God can could forgive us these things.
He can forgive us, if we slander each other, but we do other good deeds etc. It is possible for him to forgive us those things.
But if we slander God,
and die in a state of slandering God,
there is no forgiveness.
This is why God said in the fourth chapter of the class, verse 84, and verse 116.
Verily, Allah does not forgive, making sure that is slandering God by saying he doesn't exist, or that he has Father, Son, brother, sister, Doctor, whatever.
But he forgives
anything less than that, for whomsoever He pleads.
Anything which is less than that says, if we die in that state without asking God's forgiveness. God can forgive us that sin. But if we die in a state of slandering God,
saying he doesn't exist, or that he has a son,
then that sin will not be forgiven.
That will put us in hell forever.
That is how serious the city's unfortunately so many people today that don't realize
they don't realize the seriousness of the sin of saying that God has a son.
So this is the warning
to say that God doesn't exist.
Like the communists.
The material scientists.
Famous was it.
We're here by accident.
Our children of the apes,
our great great grandparents was a monkey,
climbed out of a tree and then started walking.
All of this to say that there is no God. I mean, that's what's behind all of it. It may sound kind of reasonable when they show you all these bones and all these other things. But if you start to see beyond what they're saying, what they're actually telling you is, there is no God.
We're just here by accident.
And that's, like the slander of saying that God has a song.
Or that God is a man, or was a man
or an animal.
You have people will say, God became a cult.
They worship code, God became an elephant. They worship elephants.
God became a tree, and they worship trees is all great slander against God.
But it is no less great than saying that God became a man.
That is just as great a slander.
To say that the creator of this universe became his creation.
It is illogical, it is nonsense, and it is a lie against God.
God is God.
And whatever is, besides God is his creation, everything which is not God, he created.
A lot goes on, in the second verse to say, I love you, Gemma Lou Malone was
describing the slander
together as well. And it's always
the person who slanders the believers.
Who doesn't believe in a judgment.
To believe that this life is all that there is. It's only about having a good time.
If you want to have a good time, then you got to have money.
This is what we are told.
You watch the television,
you read the newspapers, the magazines, those are having a good time of those who have money, pop stars,
the rich and the famous, they're the ones having the good time.
So if we want to have a good time that we have to get this money,
and to get this money,
we have to get it by any means. Because that's what life's about.
When you don't accept God.
When you laugh at those who believe,
then your focus is on money. Money becomes your God.
And as the true believer would do anything for God,
anything that God commands them to do, they will do.
The one who worships money will do anything for money.
Anything to get that money
means they will cheat, they will steal, they will lie. And
they don't realize
the more money you have,
the more money you want.
You'll never reach a stage where you say, Ah, I have all the money I need.
As the Prophet Mohammed may God's peace and blessings upon him said, If a man was given a value of gold, he would want another value of gold.
That is the nature.
We never have enough. We always want more.
So there is no satisfaction and contentment in wealth and money.
Those who spend all their efforts together this money, their lives are miserable.
You read into the lives of the richest of the people on this earth. And you see their lives are miserable.
They're always counting their money.
They're always afraid that they will lose their money.
And when they look at the people around them, they're afraid that they will try to take this money from them. They can't have friends because everybody who smiles at them they're thinking
Got a plan trying to get some of my money.
They can't trust people.
They don't have any trust and confidence in people, there's no contentment in their life. They're constantly in a state of despair.
On the outside, they may try to hoop it up. This coal fired is good time, money, yachts and all flying around the world, all these things on the outside, but on the inside, they're empty.
they cannot find satisfaction in wealth.
That is real.
See what happens.
Such a person to whom or for whom the life This life is all that there is they want to hold on to it at any costs. So a lot said,
Yes. And no matter who
he thinks that is what will make him immortal.
He feels that that wealth, the people who are getting the money, they feel that they can live forever with somehow they don't have to think about death, this money will always buy the, you know, you your your, your heart goes wrong, you can buy another heart, right, your liver goes wrong, you can buy another liver. And there's always buy body parts to keep yourself together, you know, you can afford to have these operations wherever you can live forever. This is the dream is what's in the minds of these people.
when the body parts start failing, and they can't get any more body parts to replace, and they start thinking well, how can I prolong this life at any cost? Anyhow, even if I have to die for a moment? How can I come back? So they said okay, what we have offered in America and in England, we have what they call refrigerated coffins.
You don't get buried in the ground, they have this you can pay like 25 $30,000 you can pay to have your body frozen.
Liquid nitrogen will freeze your body completely.
And they will keep you in these coffins refrigerated coffee
in which they will, you know, make sure that the nitrogen is always replenished to keep you frozen until
a time to come.
Well, we can now go to the museum in England, in America and Egypt around the world. And we can see their bodies, you're lying. They're all wrapped up.
They didn't make it back.
They thought they were gonna come back sometime. But there's no coming back.
When we leave this world, we leave this world with a one way ticket.
Of course, as I said, people, you know anything that they can hold on to the thing that they can come back or there is another chance or whatever, they will reach out for it. Because we all would like to, to know that you can continue. You know it's not over once you leave this life.
This is why Satan for some people put this idea in their mind that they are reborn. You have 800 million people in India, and Buddhists, all around the world, the Hindus and the Buddhists, whether it's in Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Japan, believing that they will come back.
When you die, your soul just goes into another being that is being born.
So you really don't die your back again.
This is a delusion of Satan.
That's why it doesn't matter in this life is why you read every day. In the newspaper you read about this Hindu Tiger next to a fan and you know, suicide is easy, doesn't matter, you get another chance come back.
This is a delusion of Satan.
The reality is that
when we leave this life,
we leave it or
not to come back to
the Prophet Muhammad may God's peace and blessings be upon him told us
he said servants of God.
treat each other sicknesses when you get sick, develop medicines and treat each other
because surely God
may he be glorified has not sent any disease on this earth. Except that
He has a sense with this AQR
encourages man to seek the cure for the sicknesses that we find.
Except for old age.
He said that 1400 years ago,
all of the sicknesses, you said there are cured, find them, seek them.
And Islam encourages scientific research. But don't waste your time, fool yourself into thinking that there is a cure for old age and death.
sciences today, you read it in the papers every week,
people spending billions of dollars into research in old age,
trying to find that particular gene in the chromosomes of makeup, the human being, that if they can turn off this gene, because they see people, no matter how they, you know, they keep themselves healthy, and they do everything that comes a point in life, when the body just starts to break down. No matter what you're doing, the chart changes are venules, you know,
Operation health, but your body just starts to break down break down to nothing, they can't stop it. So it's like there is a clock is a clock, a clock in our system, that it runs for a period of time, like the battery runs out. And then the clock stops. And you die. And they want to find a clock, that biological clocks, how can we keep it wound up, you know, to keep on going? The spending billions and billions to find this clock.
But the Prophet told us 1400 years ago,
you cannot find the clock.
Even if you find the clock, you can wind it back up again.
There is no cure.
Then, it means we have to think about the here and now.
Where are we headed?
Is our lives the lies of the slanders
those who have planted God planted others?
hypocrites not living in accordance with what we know to be true.
Are we sure we'll be around tomorrow? or the day after?
Who can be sure?
The only thing we are sure about is we're alive right now.
The moment this is what we are sure. So it means that we have the duty to make the most of each and every moment.
This is what is
the way of the why.
those who recognize the reality of this life, they make the most of the moment.
And this desire to live
on as I said, is an ancient desire,
a desire, which
was in the very first man created on this earth. Adam and Eve, they had that desire, it was their insight.
It is part of the desire just to live.
If we don't eat, we get hungry. There is something which drives us to eat, to preserve our lives.
desire to live, not to die. This is a natural desire, which we have to have in order to preserve life.
Where it is preserving Life is good. But wherever it is distorted, into trying to live forever it is evil.
And Satan plays on this desire.
This is why in the Quran,
when God describes the circumstance of Adam and Eve, he created them in paradise.
And he told them they could do anything here. They could have all of this fruits of this paradise except for the fruit of a particular tree.
This was the commandment
when they forgot that command. And it is a part of the nature of men of human beings to forget.
and facing comes to you when you forget
doesn't come when you remember God remember God's commandments. He comes when you forget God and you forget to command
so when they forgot
came to them, as Omar said in the seventh chapter, verse 20. And Satan whispers to them.
God only forbade you from eating of the tree
so that you would not become like the angels or to live forever.
That's what he whispered to them.
That eating of the tree would give them everlasting life.
And it is out of this desire, having forgotten God's God's commandments, that they went ahead and
he saw very dangerous
A lot that cannot be done nothing. Otama the fourth verse,
no, those who think that work will make them immortal.
No, it will not. And they will be thrown into
every soul. A lot said in the third chapter, verse 185, cool enough thing that every soul will take.
Every soul will taste
we always die.
And when we die, as I said, there is no coming back in the 23rd chapter, verse 100, losses and behind them is a partition until the Day they are resurrected. When they die, they are blocked from coming back into the world on to the Day of Resurrection.
Allah said that he will throw them into alpha tomorrow in Arabic, alpha Tama from hot summer, it means to smash something
the smasher something which will smash you into pieces.
But a lot goes on to emphasize what is this thing that was smashed into pieces? The fifth verse He said, Well, good luck.
And what will make you really understand this photo to smash it to pieces, he said, novel Mahi lucado. It is the blazing fire of
the fire of the law. It is the Hellfire,
a fire, which is beyond our comprehension.
A fire would swoop destroy us in a way we cannot even imagine.
A fire which is a living creature. A lot describes this in the Koran as a living being. He said in the 67th chapter, verse seven, when they are cast in, when people are cast into hell, they will hear the drawing in of its breath as its laid forward.
They will hear it as breathing
they will hear the breath of the Hellfire
it is a living creature
like one we have never seen
and the law says
one day after the judgement as people are thrown into hell
I will ask how are you folks
and and help the creature hell with answers. Is there more to come?
Are there more people to come? There is
this is the Hellfire talk
of God relates that to us
to remove any possible thoughts in our minds that maybe were later along the line Hello get pulled by the time we come around.
By the time our turn comes around to be thrown into hell it will be full No.
There is no feeling held.
If we have chosen a path of slander,
Then our end is held
this Hellfire a law said in the seventh verse ality portfolio Alan aqeedah which overcomes art not only does it burn our bodies
and alive says elsewhere that it will fire will burn off the skin and allow we replace it with another skin.
Why, why not just keep burning?
Today we know the significance of that.
once you burn off the skin,
this is where all the nerve endings are
any burning which comes after that you don't feel anymore.
I last spoke about
that when the skin is burnt off, you reach the maximum of pain, you reach the point where the pain becomes no more, you become numb to pain, the skin is given back or is first off again.
This is a perpetual status.
But this spiral will not only burn our skin
create this extreme excruciating pain, but it will also overcome our hearts. It will go into our bodies and it will burn not only the physical body, but the soul.
This is something we can't imagine burning the body yet reading the soul.
But this is the hellfire. This is what awaits.
sada Fiamma de mama data.
This will be tightly closed over them in columns stretching forward,
we will be sealed
in the Hellfire in column, no escape,
will neither be alive. No, we will be dead. Allah says in the 20th chapter, verse 74, for him is hell in which he neither would have died, nor live
in the 14th chapter, verse 17, and death will come to him from everywhere, yes, he will not die.
The people in health will feel as if they're going to die.
On the verge of death,
they will feel fully alive, and they won't feel dead, just in that state in between a constant trial
Something for us to reflect
from this life is either paradise, or
there is no in between either paradise, or hell.
And it depends on our faith
and our practice,
which reflects that faith.
So we have a choice
to either do the things which will get us to paradise.
Which means accepting God's in his oneness,
as the one true God,
loving that God with all our hearts and all our souls,
taking no other gods beside him.
No God the Father, no gods, the Son of God, the Holy Ghost, three gods in one note, taking one God.
This is the path to paradise.
That we take that one God as our Lord.
And we love them with all our hearts, and all our souls. Meaning what
we cry about God is nice we miss God doesn't you know like we miss our parents and our
to love God.
To follow the commandments of God.
As the law said in the Quran,
if you seek to love God,
then you must follow
the messenger of God, and God will love you.
As the person in this life who you love, you will do anything for the thing which you love, you will do anything for it.
that love must be greater.
The willingness to do anything for God, meaning that whatever God has commanded us,
we will do it. Whatever he has prohibited us, we will avoid it.
This is how we love God
by obeying God's commandments
confirming the commandments in our life. This is the path to paradise.
This is the path of the
this is what Jesus was saying when he said I am the way, the truth, and the life.
This is what he was saying, I'm the way I'm showing you the way to paradise.
That way begin with accepting one God,
worshipping that one God, as Jesus is
not saying that, that God had a father, that he had a mother, that he was born on the earth, and he was circumcised. He drank milk, and he died on a cross. No, this is a slander against God.
The way of Jesus
may God's peace and blessings be upon him is to worship one God
as He worship,
and that is the way to paradise. That is what will give us life everlasting.
And that is the truth.
That is the ultimate truth
that we all need to realize.
If we choose to reject that,
we will reject the worship of one God.
And we take other gods besides God.
And we live lives as we wish.
Jesus didn't eat pork, but for us, it's okay. Nice, sweet.
We go our own way.
Jesus is women. They've covered themselves up.
Like Mary has always shown covered up like the Muslim women today.
But we said no.
I want to show my hair.
I spent all this money at the beauty parlor. I can't show my hair. What's the point?
You know, I want men to look at me and say wow.
This is the path that we have chosen.
This is what we want. This is the way that we choose. That is the path to help. It is as simple as that.
If you have any questions you'd like to ask, concerning
eventual brother that is life or death for brother.
Does that mean then that for example, if we say Michael Jackson is a pedophile? Is this snow?
What is your only concern?
To speak ill about anybody
is prohibited in
your brother in humanity.
If we are just saying evil to say evil,
you know, just
for something to think,
to fill in our conversation, then it is evil.
Because Islam doesn't make a distinction between those who are believers. You don't speak bad about believers, but disbelievers. You can say anything about them.
If you are using, for example, that example of that person to teach others,
I'm talking about the
breakdown in the morality of America.
And I say well,
in the past,
fidelity was very important chastity.
It was inconceivable
that a president of America may openly known to commit adultery or fornication.
before his election, he came out
he was committing adultery with you know his age, etc, etc, etc. But the American people still elected him as the president of the country. What is that? That is saying?
What he does in his personal life to his business.
Bill Clinton in that way,
one could say that but I
am using it to illustrate a point.
This is not something which is not known to the world, it's in the headlines in the newspapers etc. So here's your straight point to warn people of danger.
So when it is used in that fashion, for educational purposes, like a lot in the Koran, speak of the people of all of the people have lots, you know, to speak of knows the trials and tribulations which came to them
for a message for a lesson to be learned. So this is permissible, not considered to then be backbiting.
But when people just sit around, and they just want to say something, just have something to say.
And these things are talked about, it's not good, because what happens is that if this becomes just the norm in our conversation, talking about these things that are happening to the evil of others, etc, then to shift from that into slander about delivers, and this becomes easy, because we're getting into the habit, you know, so in Islam, we're encouraged to stay away from that whole area.
I have a question which is related to that issue of law.
meaning a woman, or a man
who take another woman, or another man,
as a wife, or a husband,
having sexual relations with them.
This is something which is spreading in the world today.
A major disease,
a disease, which, in the time of profit loss,
when it first began, in Sodom and Gomorrah, where people chose this way,
God destroyed those people.
He destroyed those,
because of this major evil,
this evil witch has produced in our own time, the sickness of AIDS
and other sicknesses which plagued mankind today.
which we will be punished for in this life.
And also in the next
video is going against
the nature which God created us with.
Some people try to argue that, well, you know, these people are naturally inclined this way, no,
they have become inclined this way.
They have chosen this way.
God created us in a particular form,
created our bodies in such a way that that relationship
is normal between man and woman, not between man and man, or woman and woman.
If it were to be any other way, then our bodies would naturally
be made in such a way that these kind of relationships could not only happen, but bring fruit.
Because what is the fruit of this relationship? The fruit is children.
No man with another man can produce a child or any woman with another woman.
So there is no fruit coming out of that that is a barren relationship. There is a relationship which goes against
nature, which was created by God.
And it is in fact a rejection of the law of God.
That is something which is cursed in the scriptures.
And the law of Moses. The punishment for such is that
it is written in the law, that those found in such activities were to be killed.
God commanded that because it is a major evil
And if we are to believe in God,
it is our duty
to accept the commandments of God, regardless of how we might feel inclined,
every individual may have desires
Not me, but does.
if they are channeled in the correct fashion, are pleasing to God, and are rewarded by God.
But if they are not channeled in the correct direction, then they are evil.
They are despised by God, and we will be punished for them.
control of our desires.
As we spoke in this chapter about control of our desire for wealth, our desire to live forever
as we must control them, we must also control our physical desires
and use those desires only in the channels which God has permitted.
Any further questions?
Islam, as we said,
recognizes the realities of this life.
That both disease and cure come from God's ultimate
which produces good
is from God.
Whatever we discover of the laws
these are laws which God says.
And the whole of creation
was placed there for our benefit.
So we are encouraged. Islam encourages research, taking from the world around us, that which is beneficial.
It does not say
that ultimately we shouldn't have faith in God.
Because when a person takes a mess of medicine,
we are to say,
in the name of God,
we take this medicine in the name of God,
believing that this medicine will only benefit us. If God permits us to benefit.
If it is destined that it will benefit us, then it will.
And this is by the will of God.
To believe that this benefit, this benefit is going to benefit us, no matter what we don't even have to think of God we just take it's going to help us. This is actually a form of
this is putting our trust,
ultimate trust in other than God, that good or evil can be evil can be prevented or good can be gotten without the aid of God.
So faith healing in Islam
is a reality.
It is not divorced
That we heal our hearts to ourselves through the means of science where possible.
having faith in God that it will help us
and being patient. If it doesn't.
That is true faith healing.
But now, going to somebody
who says, by me laying my hands on your body,
you know, you will get well.
Your cancer will be cured. Listen to that.
Now, this is
It is trickery.
And it is a means to plunder the wealth of innocent
people who cannot afford to go to the doctor, but can give a few pistols to the face sealer, you know, maybe they're not asking for it straight away. But after you've been healed, or what you thought you were healed, then you have to give something.
This is evil, exploitation. And Islam is supposed to
know, as I said,
or bad health
is, by the permission of God.
So we should have a
faith in God.
We try to treat ourselves the best we can. And in the end,
we should keep our trust firmly in God. And if it is His will, and we will be cured, then nothing can stop us from being good.
But if it is His will, his destiny that we will remain sick,
then nothing can kill us.
That is the reality.
People go to the faith healer.
And the mind
will not know what's called mind over matter. The mind can play tricks on the body.
People who are involved in hypnosis, they demonstrate that
they'll hypnotize the person. And in that state of hypnosis, they will tell them, we're going to put this hot spoon on your hand, they have a regular school laptop or anything, they will put it on the person's hands. And then we'll we'll come up just as if you put a hot
mind over matter.
But it wasn't the hot spoon.
Your body has reacted, but it wasn't a hot. So if you put an update on that person
for the moment or for some moments, you may feel cured.
right because you put your strong faith in that person and they touch you feel the music many times they have, they will have little electrodes and things hooked up. So when they touch your feet above your body,
you know, you fall down and you get up the hill you feel ready, something is happening here.
So make yourself better. In fact, you're not really better. But your mind can give you that impression. And this is how they play on people. You know people, the mind and the thing take off from these people people cannot afford.
are why Muslims don't eat pork?
Well, they say why Listen, don't eat pork which needs to say
why don't the prop the followers of the Prophet
because some people think it's just Muslims. But no
prophet Moses, Prophet Abraham, Prophet Jesus,
name all of the prophets
not eating pork.
And Jesus never put a piece of pork in his mouth
when people came to him who were possessed
by evil spirits.
If you read the Gospels,
and he exercise that removed those spirits, the spirits up to go into the pig, there were some pigs on a mountainside
and he allowed them to go into the pigs and the pigs ran into the sea and drowned
in the Gulf.
Why did God commands to the Prophet
that we not eat for?
He commanded it because there is harm in it.
God does not forbid us from anything
in which the God in it is greater than the harmony.
Go in everything.
But there are some things that the evil in it is greater than the good. And because of that, God forbid, actually in the Quran,
God speaks about alcohol. And he says in it, there is benefits for people.
Those who sell it.
Those who grow the grapes or the whatever they sell the crops that makes the alcohol they're benefiting. There's benefits in it.
But the evil in it is greater than the benefit.
And this is why God forbid.
Similarly, with the pig, I know,
our guests here, we're still eating the pig.
And those of us who converted to Islam, which is most of us here, we know, before Islam, we were eating the big
and it tasted okay.
God informed us
that there is harm in the big
he didn't go into detail to tell us what is the harm exactly where is the harm, etc.
people have done research on the biggest section
that many diseases are carried by the pigs, if you read about hypnosis is is one disease particular to the pig
farm by the pig.
Hypnos, a worm, which grows in the flesh of the pig, and worms, which when you cook it, when you cook the flesh on the normal, though, it doesn't kill that worm, you have to cook it at extremely high temperatures.
Like what is in like a bakery or a big government reach high temperatures to kill that these words.
And the doctors when they deal with people who have heart problems,
clogged arteries, cholesterol,
fatty deposits in their arteries, the first thing they will tell us people stop eating the pig.
Right? Because the pig is one of the biggest sources for fatty deposits in the body.
So we can see these obvious physical harm.
But we know in Islam there's a principle
which the Prophet forbade us from eating any animals which eats other animals.
The carnivorous animals,
The animals that were allowed to eat are the vegetarian,
the cow, the
goats, such as the vegetarian.
Because there is something in the nature of the carnivores.
Remember, a lion is not when you see a lion if you've ever seen movies of a lion, killing a deer, for example, it's food and it wants to kill a food.
It is very Savage.
The deer is running along the lion jumps on it and it starts tearing it off and biting and crying and very horrible. You know, very savage thing.
You think that the lion, he, he chooses you know, one day he eats some grass and some fruit when another day feels vicious. So he goes on he tears up.
This is the nature of the lion.
He is like that, by his nature. Even people who take lions, right? They take little baby lions or tigers. And they like they're looking like a little kitten when they're first when they're first one. They look like a kitten. They raised them in their home. You know, they feed them regular food everything else and they're very tame.
But what you find is that one day
that tame Tiger or lion when he gets bigger, he'll reach out and claw or you bite
me because I've been raising him for so long. Or in the you see in the circus is the guy the lion trainer. trainer.
You know, he has the lion open up his jaws, he puts his head in there and everybody
but one day the job closes. And that lion trainer is dead. It happens every year, around the world, in different parts of the world people are involved getting getting killed by animals. Why? Because it is the nature of the lion to be like that. This is something within its chromosomes is within the genes of the body. Every cell has that imprinted in there.
a famous German nutritionist said,
You are what you eat.
Whatever you eat,
your body breaks it down. Then it's remakes itself from the same material.
Whatever you eat, your body breaks it down in the digestive system when it absorbs the molecules back into the body and makes up the rest of your body.
As any of you observe the pig
how's it live? It's way
Islam in order to preserve
the Prophet teachings from God in order to preserve it
from the evil effects
of eating the pig
for me this for me
I know some of you will say that why did God create the pig?
And it wasn't ready to be created.
I can say to you or why did you create spiders? We go on the spider
It doesn't mean everything is great and you should just go and eat it.
We have some guests here.
non Muslim guests.
Actually, I want to hear one question from
are you embracing Islam today? Okay.
why does Islam prohibits the dog?
The cat is left prohibited.
The Prophet himself says
to allow the cats to roam.
They can come in the house out the house
clean and keep them clean whatever they are okay
to the cat. No, no, no, no, no. This may be you observed some Muslim carrying like that. Okay, that's personal. But this is not the way of Islam. However, Islam is
nice to the cat. It will feed the cat it will keep you out to such as such no harm because the cat
now the dog
Islam again, does not say that we should be you know, evil to dogs.
Islam says that we have dogs for three purposes.
And another society that dog is man's best friend.
So people sleep with the dog. You see people pick kissing dogs, to see people leaving their money for dogs. They die and instead of leaving their wealth for children, they leave it for dogs, you know, and Islam
says we have dogs for three purposes. We can keep them for three purposes. One as watchdogs to protect our home protect our areas from harm