Channel: Bilal Philips
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This is an interview with a form enough devout Phillips,
author of various Islamic books including
even a new essay on the jinn
to begin with
a first question
Who are the jinn
How are they defined
alameen wa salam ala Karim,
Allah Allah He will
operate you to align your love, peace and blessings. He and his last prophet Mohammed Marwan a Salaam and then all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
one of the orders of spiritual beings
as defined by law in the Koran and by the last prophet Muhammad
Salaam, in his son,
From the Islamic point of view there are three orders of spiritual
soul, human soul, and
the angels the Prophet explains, a lot of peace and blessings be upon him,
were created from light. Angels were created from light,
created from clay, elements are
and jinn were created from fire, elemental fire life is a series of fires of this life, but a fire
as defined by God,
not that they are and continue to define, just as angels on life, in and of themselves, just as man isn't enough himself. Clay
has changed over origins from those elements, he is not still claim.
similarities in angels a lot looked at as being light per se, now that is the origin of their
creation. And similarly, the jinn, their origins is that a fire now
the angels, according to the descriptions in the Quran, do not disobey God, there are beings whom Allah
was created to serve certain purposes in the universe, they fulfill His commands,
not disobey Him in any way at all.
On the other hand, the jinn
have a free will,
alive given them a free will and the ability to choose between good and evil.
Allah has made mankind superior to the gym.
This is a last choice, just as within other creative beings of this world is made certain beings superior to other beings.
man made superior to the gym, however, both
have the ability to choose between right and wrong, and will be judged on the day of judgment
based on the choices they made, and will receive either paradise or punishment and help continue
at the end
of their good gin, or they're bad gin.
What is the difference?
Well, as I stated, the gin just like men have a choice between good and evil. So it means naturally that there are believers amongst the jinn as they're believers amongst mankind, and disbelievers amongst the jinn of their leaders amongst mankind. They may follow the various
religions that exist amongst men may have religions of their own.
And those who are believers who righteous
to varying degrees just agree with amongst humans are righteous to varying degrees. Some are
more righteous than others
but all beings
From a last creation are capable of making errors. So amongst the jinn you have delivered,
who are very good, very righteous, others who are mediocre, others who are sinful, and you have those who are disbelievers
who may do certain acts, which may appear to us to be
but then evil. Now,
according to the Quranic teaching,
the angels were commanded to bow to Adam,
and there was amongst the angels.
A jinn, by the name of the belief
was commonly known as Satan,
who had been elevated to this position,
due to certain qualities which rather given him. However, when he was commanded to bow along with the angels, he refused to bow.
And his argument was that he was superior to man was created from clay when he was created from fire.
And so his pride led him to disobey God.
And it is because of this, that pride is considered the original sin, from an Islamic point of view, it is what led Satan to disobey God's cause itself occurs
similarly, when he falls under the influence of pride, turns away from God, and may disobey God and cause himself also needs to be down.
So, the prophet peace be upon him, it says, that no one who has a mustard seeds worth of pride in his heart will enter Paradise.
in what form we'll just say that
the gyms the good ones, and the bad ones appeared to the human.
They appear only at night, only Friday night, Saturday night, how do they appear, and
in general, the jinn are invisible
to human eyes,
as a norm, and majority of the jinn.
Though some of them take
physical forms, which have been defined by the process and from this mail,
they may take some relatively permanent physical
like that snake,
like dogs, dog dogs,
is our most informed profit defined as being common
among the physical forms, and parents,
of the gyms and you have three basic classes that the profit and loss isn't fine, there are certain gyms which are limited to certain areas, they're not able to move around beyond the area that existed.
East and West, wherever they're on there, there are there's another kind which are able to move around and there's some which which
live basically, the atmospheric level here
are three sort of
stages or states of existence.
Those obviously have
But the other gyms also, who are normally invisible may appear in
or an images that use cetera. They may
enter into statues, or places and make sounds from these places.
They may also enter into human dreams.
Prophet Muhammad, Allah defined them said that dreams are of three types. You have one side, which is from God, to dreams when God chosen something of the future. And it comes to either
directly in the sense that we see a very clear image, which sometime later we end up living
or indirectly where we see something
Just somewhat vague, and it goes to our subconscious. And then a certain circumstance arises or we go to a certain place, and we have this feeling, haven't we been here before?
haven't I done this before, called in English from the French deja vu.
This is also a product of dreams, which God gives to men, as a means of showing him that there are powers beyond him, that God is there.
Because no matter how an atheist, one denies the existence of God, me feel about the non existence of gods. This is clear evidence to him when he has such dreams or
experiences such as
that there are forces beyond him which he cannot.
And this leads him to realization about the other category of dreams are the regurgitation of your daily affairs, you read a novel, a detective novel, and you're dreaming about being a detective.
You have met somebody that day, and then that's your dream, you're discussing that person traveling to the person, whatever.
a normal pattern
in the dream, and there's a third category, which are they panic
or take them evil jinn may come in and influence your dreams, where you may find yourself going to do things which are prohibited
things which you know, are wrong, you end up
being involved in them in your dreams, or you find yourself you know, experiencing very fearful, very horrible dreams, kind of a fear in you, where you come out of a dream, you know, trying to seek some kind of solace or some kind of support mechanism, which may not be according to the will of God may end up in Scientology to seek support.
Or they may be dreams, which give you some kind of idea that you are superior to others or that you are God.
So, these type of genes may come as the static ones may come in a number of different ways, but ultimately, they are the genes which lead you to sinful acts, either on a physical level, where you commit certain physical acts,
or on a spiritual level, where you make certain claims for yourself or you get yourself involved in forms of worship, which involve worshiping God's creation instead of worshipping God.
So, Jin may appear physical form in the form of certain animals.
Or they may appear in the form of visions where people see a vision of the Christ Child of Jesus on the cross various things like this, or they may come into the dream, but the main purpose of the appearance of the jinn, especially in the form of illusion, of
or in the dream is to draw men into ship into ideology, some form of ideology.
This is the common thread, because just as an evil person
is not satisfied or happy until he is drawn everybody around an intuitive similarly, amongst the jinn, those that are evil, will try to draw human beings into idolatry.
what can they
essentially Google, to the human to the human mind, to the human being?
Do they have a power, physical power to make someone do something that they normally would not do? What is the ultimate power medicine of the future?
God has said in the Koran very clearly that
in reference to the jinn he was in, that they have no power over man,
no ultimate power over man. They only invited and we obeyed,
whispers to the whispering as in the last chapter, where we seek refuge and whisper comes into our hearts.
Through the whispering, it may be from the evil among mankind making direct suggestion
or through our dreams, we could come in a variety of different ways.
in the chapter
and maybe you want to do the next
one which whispers into the hearts of mankind, in a gene, that's the one that from among the jinn, as well as well as from among mankind. So, these evil influence, whisperings of evils, cause call it,
it may be from the world of the genome could very well be from the world of men. This is why you will find in the Quran, when God first shall be unimaginable
to Satan, devils amongst the jinn, and among
that clearly indicates, that there is another form of meaning other than a human being.
Sure, I mean every form of life other than the life of human beings as we know it. Sure, you have the chapter called the gym, in the Quran, the chapter one speaks about
demons. Yeah, well, you know, demons, actually, not a fair translation of the jinn. But generally speaking from a Christian point of view,
they tend to look at all of the spiritual forces outside of man's energy.
Whereas, so, this may be a loose translation of the term.
However, it is only the evil amongst them that we may really call a demon, from a Christian point of view, they consider the soul which are the spirits which may possess a man or possess a flame or whatever these are from living beings
who died under tragic circumstances or whatever their souls may wander around the earth and possess other people, whatever. However, from an Islamic point of view, this is not
the first when he dies, his soul cannot no longer influence this world, he is cut off, he enters into a state known as the body.
This is a state between
life of this world and
judgment is in a state of suspended state where he no longer has any influence in this world, suspended animation maybe
in a sense, but it's just he's just in a suspended state Limbo
until until the judgments, so, united with the body and these judgments, then goes
Okay, then, so,
who are affected by virtually
every human being, every form of creation and
cucaracha, roaches, flies, mosquitoes, animals, who is affected directly and or indirectly?
Well, we know that
human beings may be affected by the jinn, in terms of the other animals of creation, we do from reports that have been made that you know that the jinn may enter into this as they enter into solid and this is mentioned in the Quran, where, after Moosa, Prophet Musa and a Salaam had passed over the Red Sea, and his people remember,
he left them to go and seek guardians of God, and the people who stayed behind had made this golden calf
and the calf started to
talk to them,
which is if this calf would come alive, he would generate entered into the cast and, you know, created an impression for the people as they do around the world. You know, people will do in idolatry, they will talk to tell you about going to the statues in the statue talking to them, you know, people believe in the Virgin Mary, whatever, they have the statues and they stay there long enough with the statue and and the statue starts to talk to them. Well, these are the influences of the gym. So if they can enter into physical beings, you know, which are the created objects carved out. We don't doubt that this can take place in the case of animals, or you have number of cases
where for example, like Son of Sam, you know, who was who used to execute a number of people there. You know, in New York City when he was put to trial. He was installed he said that this laptop
I used to come to him, I used to tell him to go and
talk to him.
Of course, the psychologists considered the managers to be, you know, insane. And they didn't give any weight to the possibility that the dog could have been actually communicating with him talking to me, that center that's really a being could have been inside toxic dogs, because modern psychiatry is totally ruled out the supernatural. Whereas, you know, from an Islamic perspective, there have been many cases before this, you know, where the jinn may enter into birds or other animals. And this may be a means of drawing people into various forms of ideology. Some people who claim for example, saints for the past, were actually evil individuals, I mean, they would create
impressions on the people know what, for example, they would go, and the birds was,
gifts alarms to them.
Of course, the people who are with them would be just on top to clarify that this man is a man of God, man close to God, God Himself
this way people are drawn into idolatry.
So the jinn may affect human beings from all categories, people who are involved in sugar, and attend shirt B shirt being idolatry, and it tends to be more concentrated amongst them, people who are involved in clear worship of God, pure form, it tends to be less amongst,
when people are involved in sinful activities, it tends to be more amongst them, because it tends to encourage them to keep them in those activities. For those people that are God conscious, people that are striving to do the right thing. People that are striving to, to be at peace with a creator, are less likely to be affected or deviated from the straight path, they're less likely to be affected by the jinn, but they may still be affected. See, of course, you come in most of us have experienced before just coming to Islam, you know, where all these thoughts go racing through our minds, you know, all kinds of factors seem to happen around us trying to get us not to make that
step. You know, this is a last ditch effort, you know, the evil forces of the jinn, etc, tries to keep us from making stuff, why don't you make the steps and they give up, they may come back at another point in time, you know, if they feel that you're in, because we have our ups and downs, we're not always, you know, we're not, right. So, you know, when we're in, in states of being down, they may swing into play and try to whisper some things in our hearts or, you know, in different ways to cause us to, to, to seek aid from other than a law to to hide some form of idolatry. So, it doesn't mean that once a person becomes a believer, automatically, all these things cease, it may
feed, it may continue with them for some time, as they strive to build themselves eventually it may stop, it may stop immediately, and it may come back again at another point in time. But the thing that the believer has to know is that these forces ultimately, you know, I'm not greater than a law, that he or she may be tested for periods of time by these kinds of trials, but if they hold on firmly to their belief in Allah, ultimately, they will defeat is
nothing when the jinn attack a person or when they possess
What can that person take two astronauts and quarterback in the mornings, I mean, what can that person do to to be relieved from this from this session, okay, if a person is present, the first thing that they should do is that they should try to ensure that
they are doing what they are supposed to be doing as far as the
teachings of the religion
go through teaching one, they should insist on purity, as much as possible, and she she tried to maintain a state of purity that is making wudu ablution. Whenever they try to maintain that speed,
washing the hands,
face, the body and so on. So, you know, staying in this state, this prepper proprietary state for worship
is the state of purification. Try to maintain that status all the time.
Then, furthermore, one should make you know, extra pairs, especially outside of the formal prayers, and we call it a law that five times daily prayers
wants to try to make extra prayers at night.
Once you've read the Koran often have the Koran read over them.
There are certain prayers as the Prophet Mila,
gave as a means of breaking some spells, but specifically the last two chapters of the Quran, known as Falak. And mass. These two chapters were actually revealed to the Prophet we allowed him to break a spell, which had affected the process caused by a magician, the person involved also because magical spells affect people to the aid of the gym. Can you can you recite that but those are
the two chapters which are recited and they call them Wow, what a time that is. The two means of seeking refuge guard from
the first of the tool called Sora Falak.
It begins, how to be left in the shape on the regime. I seek refuge. The name of allah
man, Rahim, the name of Allah
say, I seek refuge in the ball of the dawn,
things Shangri La Hala. from the evil of what has been created
every hardship in Iraq from the evil of the night, when it falls.
short enough. That is an offer
from the evil of the witches.
Blow or not
mean shall be harvested in the hazard and from the evil of the envier when he or she envious,
the second chapter on our own there have been as I seek refuge, the Lord of mankind.
the king of
the gods of mankind,
Sharon was watching
from the evil
of the whisper
and lady was recently subdued in whispers into the hearts of men in Elgin, one from among gin and among mankind.
What other set of instructions
chapters from the Quran. Can you cite to us in regards to this phenomenon for protection? How can someone protect himself or herself from these types of
Well, the verse which is verse number 255, from the second chapter of the Quran,
this verse, called the verse of the throne, or the verses footstools
has been recommended by the prophet Mohammed allows the convention to be upon him as a means also protecting oneself from evil.
And the text of the verse is as follows.
Allahu La ilaha illa
Allah there is no God, but he
Allah how you are you
living the eternal
latter, who sinner to Allah now.
Neither slumbers nor sleep overtakes him
Lahu Murphy's semi washy we're maxing out
all that is in the heavens and the earth belongs to him.
Men and Lady yes fell in the hole in the evening
who can intercede on behalf of others to him except by his permission
yeah Allah mama Bane ad him Omar, for whom
he knows what is in front of them and what is behind them.
Hola Yoshi una de chez in he in labby Masha
they will not grab any of his knowledge
except what he will,
what's the accuracy you somehow watch, he will have
his foot to extend over the heavens and earth?
Well, I do have Luma
and he is not made tired by governing them
will allow you
He is the transcendent and magnificent.
Brother beloved pillar, I mean,
I could also add that you're making a via then the prophet may Allah be upon him, they did that when the event
ended, he will return
when the apama given
against these so the saying of the design of the apama is also means driving away
for an instance. This is for a Muslim believer. Yeah, this is specifically for Muslim believers. However,
if a person for example, is seeking Islam, no and they do have some sort of consciousness, of the oneness of the law,
and they are seeking out the truth, it is possible that they may use these and they may work for them
because ultimately to the question of sincerity of ones seeking refuge in God, that will provide for him or her in a way a production
can change genes make a person sick, but they can they can they cause this person to be emotionally disturbed
emotionally, you know, out of his mind, can this person have headaches, start seeing things, you know, can this person become sick with no known medical cure? Sure, there have been many cases those people who are involved in exorcism in our reports in many cases have
visited exorcism various parts of the Muslim world and discuss with them the different cases that they had observed some of the cases myself,
someone who takes out people who are involved in moving the jinn or possessing spirits from individual people are Muslims are using Muslim methodology siping for analytic. And they have reported, you know that this is the case. And actually there are instances, even in the time of the Prophet, peace upon him, where people were brought to the companions of the Prophet who were, you know, in a state of madness, or semi madness, or people who are ailing. And they were given verses of the Quran or even so on factor, also the first chapter, this was used by the, by the companions of the property.
We cited over those were sick, by causing the spiritual force in the gym, and they became well from it. So we know that the gin can affect the course physically, could affect the person mentally, the person who goes insane,
this could be a result of
spiritual possessions in possession, not to say that every insane person is a person who is
possessed by the gym. But this could also be among the cases of course, relative to God, the person who loses his senses is not held to account anymore, you know, for whatever he or she says.
But we know there are cases that were brought to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. One woman, for example, who came and expressed to the Prophet
upon him that she would fall under possession and would take off her clothes. So she asked if he would
pray to God and
have this condition of her relief,
possessing forces being held back or driven out, and he said, I can do that. But if you are patient,
you will earn products for yourself. So she asked that he prayed that she not removable because of course, this is something very embarrassing. So he prayed for her. And that's part of
the possession parts of the trial for her, that if she bought
word as the Prophet was
This is a case where she was physically coming on the influence of his conscience, normally called
this compulsive urge comes over them at certain times, take off all their clothes, or expose themselves, not to say every exhibition that comes out of the category, some were just perverts
want to get their jollies off.
But normally speaking, there are cases that
are overcome by this urgent In fact,
a form of possessions
and it may come in the form of illnesses which doctors cannot determine the source of it may come in the form of epilepsy,
seizures, seizures, one epileptic fits. Now, as a matter of fact, the medical professionals as admitted that there is a large portion of epilepsy epileptic cases, which are caused by factors unknown to them. So, they divide their cases into two categories that biological causes which are known and those which is a larger portion, which have no known cause, they just appear. And once you find that those people are involved in exorcism are most successful in this category.
Very interesting. So then, in response to that question, I mean, Kenyans make a person sick, I mean, it's obvious that
this is this has been documented medically throughout history. And this is still a phenomenon that is in very much in existence today, within the medical profession, throughout the world and within religious activities as well.
Of course, is one thing to keep in mind here, that the process of exorcism occurs in all of the various religious systems, you will find people are involved in various forms of idolatry, you know, Buddhism, Hinduism, all kinds of tree worship, you know, all kinds of things, exercising people, you know, and doing so successfully,
explanation that one would naturally have to give to this, how does this take place? You know, if exorcism involves removing evil forces from the person, and this is something by the aid of God, the God aid those who are involved in idolatry also.
It's a question worth, often
the fact is that, we must remember that the jinn are the evil forces may leave a person willingly or unwillingly.
If idolatry, the belief in idolatry, what we call ship is confirmed in the presence of one who is possessed
by the people around or by the person who is himself or herself,
then that is sufficient, the jinn may leave that person go on to somebody else.
So if a priest comes and he says in the name of Buddha, or in the name of Jesus Christ, you know, he makes the sign of the cross he sprinkles, holy water, whatever and the person becomes cured. It's not because this has actually cured that person, but because their idolatrous beliefs have been confirmed.
And this is what the jinn wants from them in any case, whereas in the case of the recitation of the Quran,
the jinn does not leave
it is flees, it leaves because it is forced to leave.
So, he will find people who are involved in Voodoo, you know, various forms of devil worship, they, you know, say tannic worship will come and apparently cure people. Why? Because they're in court, you know, in collusion with these evil forces. They may even be the ones who direct the evil forces to certain people. So these people will end up having to come to them, and they appear secure the people, and then those people become their followers. Those people are drawn into their circle.
So it's a means of chopping people off.
And the apparent cures are not really cures, but just the jinn are evil for evil jinn leaving, you know, having succeeded in what he was attempting to do.
Very interesting. Okay, chin chin.
eventually cause the death
the demise of, of a person of people. So they have the power disability.
I don't think so, I think from what you know,
we have understood from the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah,
that this will not, the jinn will not in and of itself cause the death. Deliberately, it may happen accidentally, like a person falls into a seizure and swallows his tongue, it's not that the gin is pushing the tongue down the throat, but in that state of seizure, the person may accidentally die.
Right? People get into epileptic seizures, choke on their own songs and die suffocation, yeah, or, you know, a person may be in a particular place or position and become overcome and fall from a height and hurt kill themselves.
Or a person may become so despondent,
you know, so, you know, you know, giving up all kinds of hope
and kill themselves.
You see, not being able to bear this anymore, they feel they can't bear it anymore, whatever, they commit suicide. So you as an outsider, it may appear that they have been driven to this and, you know, it's like, they've been possessed, and they were killed due to that position, but in fact, is the person not being able to be to hang in there and deal with what they're, what they're,
they're affected by, and they taking their own life. But as far as you know, I have understood from teaching as required, and it is not possible for the jinn to cause the death Unless
a person has killed a gym.
Because we have an instant in the time of the process a lot of peace and lessens your volume, were one of the companions
kill the gym, within a snake form,
are tempted to be wounded.
And the jinn kill them they both died
is possible in such cases,
but as the norm would say, it would not be
the same thing can be said,
of a black cat
biting or possessing points for the jugular vein of a human being or something to that extent
causing the physical demise of a person.
A cat symbolizes one of the mentioned our dogs dog, you know.
I mean, it's possible, you know, in this world where they're equally able to, you know, one may harm the other, the other may harm one, you know, this made this one on one kind of situation, I guess it is possible.
Where it is a great case of possession, where to say now that the gym may take over your body and cause cancer to kill you, or to cause the cancer to develop and you die from that. This is the type of thing that we say, you cannot believe so because the law said that they have no control over
that says they cannot control us to the point of killing us, but in one of the other forms as a snake or as a dog or whatever. They may attack us, you know, under some circumstances and just as we make use of them
I can cite the case to the probability
of a person who accepted Islam.
More specifically, this is the case of, of a young lady who became a Muslim. She was at one time a confirmed atheist. According to her,
she became Muslim, but prior to her becoming Muslim, and and being what she considered to be an atheist.
She used to see certain
certain visions visions, she used to hear and listen to certain sounds, certain
forms of of communication that she was unable to have explained to her
Intellectual This is not about the average family family, this is someone who is highly educated, you know, well developed, mature, and the same goes for health system. Okay? Her blood sister scene claimed to have seen
their cousin, who was killed in an automobile accident.
And their beloved cousin was used to come to them in Daydream, apparently, while asleep,
as well as during non sleeping
They used to talk to each other,
also, also they play. Now, when one of the young ladies became a Muslim, she accepted Islam, the true religion of Almighty God,
she's stopped, these activities were less than or almost became nullified or new, whereas her sister continues to this very day, to see these images, these visions and to hear the sounds that and forms of communication.
What do you attribute that to? I mean, how is that possible? How is that
explained? Well, this could very well be
a case of the Djinn utilizing personal weaknesses, these
sisters, for example,
dearly love this cousin of theirs. So that puts them in a state of weakness by appearing in the form of the cousin, you know, it keeps them attached
to the debt
and keeps them in a state of imbalance.
Because half, they will not be leaving this scene, something unbelievable, but yet it is real to them. So they're in a state of a state of mental imbalance. And it is in this kind of state that they may be drawn into idolatry, even the sister, for example, as an atheist, you know, because the atheist is possible to get out of that and get into Islam, they may, this is a way of trying to draw that sister, along with the other one, I don't know what she was with the actfl soul she was Catholic, a Catholic, by, by
profession by name, but, you know, not one of us is practicing. But
it was, it could have been a means of trying to draw them back into full fledged Catholicism, maybe because of the fact that there were certain signs indicating that they were moving towards what may have been,
you know, of course, when they failed with the atheist sister who became a Muslim, then, you know, they tried to concentrate their efforts say on this was not so positive that she would not take that path also hoping that she would
reach out to one of the other gurus that channels spiritualist channel, which involves some form of idolatry.
influence may have ceased for the sister who accepted Islam.
Temporarily, there's no guarantee that it may not come back again, it's one thing we should understand that just because one accepts, it doesn't mean automatically.
But, you know, the likelihood
left their ability to affect such a person, much less than if they came back because that person's belief in God and trusted by they turned to God tend to ward them off, keeping them off. Whereas the other system has no protection as such.
She would be subject to these influences, until it was certain I mean, especially if she, for example, a Senior Sister become a Muslim, she may be thinking about.
So these influences may actually even increase to try to discourage her from taking that possible path.
we could say this is a possible explanation. I can't say that. That's what it is. One would have to
look more into the circumstances.
state of the family, parents, that type of situation was in the house that there was
a lot of families
that wanted also
These visions are something which people experience all around the world. My mother
told me about
seeing somebody in the living room in their apartment.
She wanted to get a hold of
colleagues, prayers for her.
And when she wasn't able to get a hold of me so she made a promise and put it over the bedroom door and sure enough
once she fell back into wholescale, Christianity and Christian Trinitarian idolatrous concepts then
the process what I tried to explain that to her that it didn't stop because you use the cross
but because not because using of the cross causes to stop there because because when you use the price and and confirm what is wanted for you because you are maybe reflecting on Islam and know the truth and the oneness of God and these kind of things, you know that this is just to sink you a little deeper into these kinds of beliefs, you know, to make it much more difficult for you to get out of the ideology even though all around you people are professing, you know, the true belief in one God, you know, with you in the deep
depths of your heart, no to me.
So, just say, several months later, that mama
after that, when I tried that, I tried to give that explanation to her, but of course, she doesn't want to hear that she wants us to is good enough for her that, you know, the tried and unproven clause, you know, you know, as is done the trick. So, just pray for him and you know,
the case of this sister who,
who accepted Islam after being a confirmed according to her
she, she has also shared with us that
while her mother being in a state of sickness in a state of
she she's ating she's currently
in it's been confirmed that she has cancer, and she's got a great deal of pain and, and so forth and so on. Now, one of the things that she has a muslima worth is to do was to
take away from her house, the statues and images and
candle altars and things of that sort that a typical Catholic household possesses and much, much more even her non Muslim blood sisters, you know, agreed to do this.
as, as, as an effort to
purify the house spiritually.
For mother, we nag her mother wished not to do this, like her if she's gonna die that has died with all her crosses or her campus and her images and so forth.
is it possible that
maybe they just want
her to once to make her to believe that those statues or that the statute can do something, you know, possess some sort of
cure, some sort of pure power, some sort of ailment, some sort of prescription that modern, all
current medical science has yet to do? Sure, as I mentioned before, you know, you will find cases where the statues may speak to the people.
You had case of some statues were start to weed certain points in time. You had one in Ireland, where it started to shake, statue of Virgin Mary was started to rock back and forth
and maybe reaping Portugal, you know, in Yugoslavia, they had the vision. I mean, the point is that these factors will be there.
They will be our means of encouragement.
People who are involved in idolatry to hold on firmly to their idol,
of course, would not doubt that this is whispering would be there in the mind of the sick mother, you know that if you give these things up, you know, you will be damned to hell. And, you know, you know that those type of fearful thoughts put in mind, especially if they're on their deathbed or
helpless, they're in pain.
So that the understanding basically is that one should have the clear cut
that's life and that comes from Allah, something from the one truth out there
for any ailment comes from the one true God, Allah, and Allah alone as opposed to statues, men may created options, even as a Muslim, when you take medicine, you know, it is incorrect for one to believe
that the taking of the medicine is going to cure that
they like a cough, for cough syrup, whenever aspirin, anything, taking any medical treatment,
it is actually incorrect. For a Muslim to believe that this treatment is going to cure them,
they have to have the belief
that God will cure them
through the medium of.
So when they take it, they should really be reflecting
on God's power to cure them.
And when they are cured, not, you know, thanking the doctor and putting all the power to the pills, but thanking God
correctly. Although most people are not really aware
that this is how when one takes a pill, he says
in the name of a lineman Name of God,
media, even when you go on the operation,
the doctor he is performing the operation. But it is a law who determines whether that operation is successful or not.
Because how many skillful doctors get on the table and their patients died. For reasons unknown to them, after having done the same operation they've been doing for years,
and people seeming to get well from these operations. Yes, they are cases.
Because it's not ultimately their operation which cures that person at save that person is the law, what law has destined the times to die? And the time is in the course of that operation? Well, then that's when the person wants to die no matter what.
But of course, we don't know. So we as individuals are obliged to use whatever means God has given us
technology, etc, the best degree that we can, but at the same time believing that it is a law, God who will cure us
or allow us to be cured or not.
So everything gets back to once again, it always goes to intent, intention.
It's the medium understanding that
the medium, that modern science, modern technology has been
is not the end all. It is not the pure of it is it is a means by which
we use at our disposal
to reflect upon the greatness of
well as a means of guidance submitted for us to
take pleasure in the thing that he has given us while recognizing that it is from him
and glorifying him even more.
Because the more technology we have is the more that alive blesses.
It means the more that we are required to thank you.
God has made everything in this universe.
submitted to us
as a blessing.
But at the same time, we have a duty to him, to submit ourselves to Him, creator,
submit our will to His will, because he knows what's best for us.
He knows the forces that can harm us with a physical or spiritual.
And he knows that so to help us.
So by submitting our wills to His will, we choose the way which is best for us in this life.
The mistake people
hold what has been commanded by God
is sort of like a burden.
making life difficult for us but in fact,
it's really a relief.
It's freedom. When we submit our will to the will of God.
We then liberate ourselves from submission to the will, of mankind of creation.
Submitting ourselves to our own desires.
When we submit ourselves to God, liberate ourselves from the material world