Channel: Bilal Philips
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Due to a lot of peace and blessings be an Islamic prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and all those who follow the path of life until the last day.
The topic of today's quote
is that the struggle between
truth and falsehood.
The Imam mentioned
though we may find ourselves deeply involved in it,
in our involvement,
lose track of the roots of this struggle.
The fact is, that the struggle is as ancient as mankind,
not a new struggle, what we are facing, those of us who strive to uphold the truth,
are not something which have appeared for the first time they've been around from the time of agony
when a lot created Adam,
he played him and his wife died as
specified for them.
They were not to eat a particular tree.
They were tricked by Satan.
this is the foundation of the relationship between
Satan and the satanic forces.
and all who would try to uphold the truth, the commandments of God,
which has been revealed to us through the prophets.
We know that when Satan is
to bow to Adam,
along with the angel,
among whom he was there, he was not an angel in himself.
He was in fact, from another order of creation, known as the jinn.
When he was commanded, allow the angels to bow
in recognition of the place of honor, which Allah had placed Adam
and all who would follow him about mankind in relationship to the rest of creation.
The angels doubt
did not have free will.
They only did what they were commanded.
whereas in the case of Satan, was named
non Arab because he believed
he had a free choice
to obey or to disobey.
And he chose to disobey.
that he was superior to Adam.
Because a lie created him from fire, and created Adam, from clay.
And this, in fact,
PayPal was not superior.
A law had commanded him to bow to either a law had informed him by that command, that Adam was in fact superior
However, his pride
to claim the small foot of his superiority and thereby disobey God and cause himself to be cursed.
You know, the last day
that we have
being a product of pride
according to the Islamic system, then pride as a particularly despise, status.
this LED Satan in the first place
to uphold the falsehood of his superiority and disobey God
and damn himself to help.
Naturally, this must be something which is not its danger is not limited to that particular time. But it is something of a universal danger. As such, we find proper Bahamas in South warning
by saying that no one who has a mustard seed worth of pride in his heart will enter Paradise.
No one who has a mustard seeds worth of pride in in thought, will enter
the something that each and every one of us has to struggle to remove.
Because it's very easy for us to develop feelings of pride, whether because of some skill, we have developed money we have, you know, status in society, family background, race,
whatever people have feelings of pride which come out of these circumstances, which in fact, are not really a product of their own efforts.
Now, according to God,
no one chooses the family in which he is born,
or the tribe or the climb
to which we belong.
This is according to the destiny of Allah.
So, it cannot really be a source of pride.
pride in ancestry,
lead the outcome of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah, I will call it who knew
that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was a prophet of God, because he raised him
and he knew him to be true.
And he experienced
some of the miracles which God has given Prophet Muhammad.
Yet, on his deathbed,
when the Prophet begged him to declare his belief in a law,
he chose instead to remain attached to the beliefs of his four parents.
His other relatives, were there telling him, are you going to give up the belief, the belief above water?
Are you saying there are wrong there are misguided
of you know, pride in your family.
And he chose
in spite of his knowledge of the truth,
he chose based on tribe fat foods, which also again, damned him to the hellfire.
So you can see that
is something which is really despised in Islam, because of the falsehood that it produces the concept which it promotes, which are fundamentally against the concept of Islam, we find the problem
that whoever called to nationalism, tribalism
is not over.
Because the call of nationalism,
to tribalism, these are opposed fundamentally, to the Brotherhood of faith.
Because when a person is a nationalist, then it becomes more important to him
maintain his ties to his fellow national,
brothers, brothers by the nation that he belongs to, they become more important to him, then the Brotherhood of faith.
So we will find, for example, today
the Brotherhood of faith.
And as such, we have seen the product
in terms of the destruction
of a number of these Arab states,
in the name of Arab nationalists,
and this is so deeply embedded in the psyche of the people, that in spite of this destruction, partial destruction which Allah has brought on these people, they continue to talk about
this than heroin
the struggle of
proof against falsehood
is one, which has its roots
in the struggle against pride,
it reaches all facets of human existence, whenever an individual or a people choose to follow the path of
once they have chosen the path of truth, then
the forces of evil
constantly against them, to try to replace that truth with the falsehood
of nationalism, corruption, etc.
Now, this logo,
sometimes it is open and clear
what those who are opposed to the calling to
Nikkei for example of the media, where we could see
magazines have corruption,
newspapers, the concept, the concept of falsehood may be very clear.
However, at the same time, Lam pointed out
there are other methods of falsehood, which can easily capture even the minds of those who oppose the truth.
And that is the powerful, which come through slander,
the spreading of false tales about people
the problems I tell them
are informed his companions
one who backed by
one who speaks about his brother
in turn, which is rather, would not like spoken.
The compilers asked him what is what was said was true.
And he said that this is in fact backbiting.
Whereas if it's not true, then it is language
is an evil thing.
They find Islam opposed to backbiting and to slander,
because these are channels through which
can be fed in such a way that they catch the believers and make them a part of the forces that are against the truth in the society.
For example, you may find individuals
who will praise Islam,
you know, talk about the greatness of Islam, this that and the other
and in the same breath, they will attack certain individuals who are working for the sake of Islam.
They will either bring some information which is distorted
or maybe some errors which are committed by the people, you know, and there.
They're minor errors, but they're made to appear to be
or they may introduce certain slanders about these people that happened.
On one hand, this person appears to be a supporter of Islam. But on the other hand, by his sacking those people who are in the process of studying Islam or teaching Islam etc, they are undermining
They're using the truth you know as a as a guide in the sense of a disguise to cover their true intentions.
And this is something which you know, the media utilize is awful.
You have fed magazines which may call themselves Islamic.
But at the same time within the articles
which are being presented, there are certain attacks on Islam, which are coming about to slander and
the incident which happened in the time of the bathrooms as
well warin Ayesha,
the third wife of the problem
was accused of adultery.
which was started by hypocrites, people who are in fact
non Muslims pretending to be Muslim, but it's spread by way of Muslims.
In fact, at the end, when the truth came out that it was false, a lie reveal the verse
absolving Ayesha for many blame. Three of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam two males and a female were publicly lash
at lashes, for their part in spreading this rumor,
and a lot of said in the Koran know concerning this incident and it's called the heartbeat. And if
though, you may consider this to be harmful for you. It is in fact Good for you.
This plan though, which was spread
what it did,
though, it created some arm, some
dishonor to certain degrees to the Bahamas,
you know, bad feelings on the part of ice and others were her family etc. At the same time, it was a means of exposing those hypocrites
who are intent on trying to destroy Islam from within.
As well as it provided a lesson for the Muslim community in avoiding the spread of rumors Krav Maga to emphasize this also had said that
one who was involved in constantly spreading rumors, no mum would not enter Paradise.
One who constantly spread rumors, anything here he passes on,
that an individual will not enter Paradise.
So Islam has warned the delivery
want them to be careful about feelings within themselves of pride, which may lead them to a poll forthwith.
Also, against the spread of rumors.
That is the year because humans who are constantly moving around in a society. If you hear something,
you shouldn't pass it on.
The only time you may pass on information, which may be disliked about a person. If that information is true, the only time you may do so, is when
somebody whose rights are being threatened.
The case of marriage
a person wants to get married, and the woman she seeks information about that person.
It is your duty. If information is thought from you and you know something about this person, you should inform.
We have this from the practice of the problem of elements of one of the female compilers that come to him and asked him you know that
On an admirable Alas, had proposed to her
name, the parcel of interface
and report card salami says
that, you know soufiane is stingy,
stingy with his money. This is something nobody like said about him.
But it is something as a woman going into marriage to know, this is the man who's not going to, you know, easily give you the money that you might need or want.
And he went on to say that the law, he beats his woman,
you have men who beat the woman, if a woman is going to get mad at the situation, she should be informed, that she knows what he's getting into.
And of course, no man likes that information to be spread about also businesswoman.
goes and tells people that neighbors may know people, you know the word spreads, maybe to some degree around among friends. So somebody is going to get into a magical situation and they should be informed and
informed. And then he went on to tell her that it would be better if she made the sound might even save the fun of a free slave who had been given to the bathroom for some time.
Now, this is an example where in such can, such information may be passed on. Also in cases where somebody, for example, is about to get involved in a business deal. Now you inform a friend of yours, a friend of yours informed you that he's going to get into a business deal with a person. Now if you've had some dealings with this person, you know, which are bad, they borrowed money and didn't return it, they got into business and it's out through and they didn't fulfill their end of the bargain, whatever, then it is your duty to enforce this.
Not, you know, to go overboard now. And it's tactical, you know, take out all your hatred and dislike for this personnel and, you know, put that on the other person know,
just to inform them that you had business dealings with this person in the past and such and such happened. So, they are aware, they want to go ahead, fine, but it is, it is your duty to inform
such cases. Similarly,
you know, if a case is being tried or something, and
information is requested by the judge,
be crucial in the case, then, you are required to give up that information.
it is for us
to constantly be aware that the struggle between truth and falsehood is not something which occurs
places or to particular people. It is something which will occur with every person who seeks to uphold the truth. Once we have chosen Islam as our way
and Islam is the ultimate truth,
then all of the forces of falsehood will be
our declaration of Islam is a declaration of war against the forces of forces.
So we will be faced throughout our lives with many difficulties.
There will be many circumstances where people will disappoint us
where I named maybe
that things may be fair about
we should realize that this is something which is a part of avoiding the truth.
The something that the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam face throughout his life
and the prophets before him.
When we read in the stories of the Koran concerning the Prophet, we think oftentimes when the prophets came to the people, calling them to righteousness, you know, their response to the people on the app across the the society was you know that you
were coming to college for you. You're nobody
You know, you're not of the same status as us.
They were called magician.
they're asked to do things which were ridiculous.
Fun was made up
was the way of the Prophet.
And if we choose to uphold the truth, then we have chosen the way of the Prophet.
And as such, we have to be prepared to stand steadfast throughout our life
in opposing falsehoods,
whether it is directed to us,
by others, or directed towards others, who are appalling that
we have to stand up in defense,
we cannot sit and hear bad things being said about the truth
and just hate it in our hearts. No,
as long as we are capable of opposing it, we should oppose it openly.
Only when it becomes, you know, you have no other choice but to hate it or maybe just hate it.
And you should always
be involved in prayer, asking for laws
is protection against the forces of falsehood
is support to those who uphold the truth, we should pray for them, as we should pray for ourselves.
And that, you know, basically the
essence of the hook, but today
is actually quite brief.
If you have any questions or
you'd like to express concerning the struggle between truth and falsehood.
Well, maybe you want to elaborate a little more, you know, make it a little clearer to everybody.
I would hate to want to limit it to that particular point, because what I know of the mom, that doesn't really sound like him, you know, I would say within the kingdom itself,
you have different camps,
where some have upheld certain positions, and others have spoken against them. And they don't necessarily have to go outside the country, they exist within the country.
you have, for example, even in the case of a
movements, which are developing, for example, in Tunisia, and Algeria, and so forth is going on, you can see what has happened in the case of Algeria were to crush that Islamic movement
via a state of emergency was was created within the state. And the leaders of that movement, were then accused of sedition and plotting against the government because for their whole image was distorted in the media, to make them appear to be, you know, actually against this flower. In fact, they were the supporters of Islam. And these same individuals who are leading the the Algerian
socialist movement, you know, have, you know, divorce themselves from the Socialist Party, you know, talking Islam and so forth to try to give that image of Islam that they're, in fact for Islam, you know, but not the way these, you know,
fundamentalist, you know, extremists wants to try to do it.
You know, I think, you know, references could be found there.
I would hate to think that it would be just an issue of, you know, the position of some of the scholars here, as opposed to some outside because in terms of the events which have happened concerning the, you know, American presidents, etc. I mean, you had a number of scholars internally were opposed.
As well as those who support
one of the lessons that
the Muslim world he is
not likely not simply to investigate,
investigate, query the
query someone else to find out the graph.
It will apply that principle
here a few months ago.
If we play those and we have Africa, how do we query them? On one hand, we get
there's the concern about basic
On the other hand, we have those
we're making some attempts
over quote unquote, fundamental again
I only know about
the newspaper here
to our work or being a
although I would never
have that group.
I don't know
Wanting to have a separate room, but nonetheless, within the society,
they function within the divide
outside of society is a
very, very complicated,
illiquid and get on the inside of the building by
using the name of the bomb alone.
on global level with Lincoln, when they decided that we can fight the bomb from outside
from the inside and the
same came from a Muslim leader.
I lose the knowledge put on
an open mind, I think maybe let them get on the info or maybe
whatever whatever whatever.
Find the police.
Easily the look on the wrong side, even in our emotional support, because they say we are for as long as
we are for as long. So
a lot incremental news
The information and more important in our mind don't find one opinion before the right or wrong
looking for a chapter from the client, are you looking for a statement
we have you know concerning
slander concerning a person who is accused of adultery or fornication, if a person is falsely accused or if the person who makes the accusation does not produce for witnesses, then the law is stated in the crime is that they receive at lashes
lesson level this is not left up to the judge, you know, the judge to determine the harm, you know, how often it has taken place. And he can now set a penalty which will be less than this upper penalty, which has been set by God concerning
you know, slander concerning fornication, right.
Which is like a person's honor, you know, destruction of honor, on the highest level, right, in terms of Islamic Society, chastity is considered one of the greatest, dishonest, most dishonorable things you could say about a person. So, that is the maximum 18 lashes less than that, you know, the, the judge then can judge, you know, according to the circumstances, and the penalty in this case is called comes under the heading of what is known as Pi Zero. Whereas, in the case of the the
ad lashes, this is called the hat. Because this one has been set by a law, the other one is left discretionary, that's up to the judge who choose
whether they are
some other reasons why
to do another
How would I find out?
limits as to what can be said. If you ask, for example, about a given leader in states, for example, you asked about newest podcast. Okay, you know, what do you think about this person? I mean, what you're asking him, in fact is what do you what is the Islamic position concerning this person, is what he's calling for Islam is the duty that the person who's being asked to inform you concerning that, you know, in terms of what do you think personally about the person, that's another thing
in terms of how what you're asking your question, you know, what is the Islamic view on this person, you know, and his teachings,
then that kind of information can be can easily be given.
And it's perfectly legitimate.
But then it goes into the area of, well, I feel the tone for the phone. So you know,
Then that's where you're stepping beyond the bounds
the issue of homosexuality is looked at, not as something, which is
problem in the sense of like a sickness which can be looked at biologically speaking.
Or in the sense that, you know, people are born that way.
From Islamic perspective, it's not looked at in that fashion, this is something that people are aware of life that people have chosen,
it is looked at as, as a
a distortion of human nature, it is looked at as a sickness, in the society, when that is sickness, in the sense that, you know, people may have some sicknesses which you have to allow for in a person is mad, a person is insane, I mean, this is the sickness and imbalance that is taking place in the body, and we have to accept him and, you know,
help him to survive in the society, whereas, in the case of homosexuality is not looked at, in this fashion, when he is looked at as an enemy of the society.
Unless you seek treatment in the sense that he goes to elope medical people have some kind of, you know, psychiatrist or whatever, who can help him
to deal with this problem. And that says, unless you seek treatment in this fashion, let's say Islam would, would tell this guy to to reject this person or a person comes to you Seeking Alpha homosexual comes to you, even though the average Muslim is similar to you, I got this problem, you know, can you give me some advice, can you help me, you know, you should try to help the person. But such a person, if he is caught expressing his sickness, then the society deals with them quite harshly. And then he's executed. One who was involved in homosexual activity, and one who,
you know, allows it to be done to himself, you know, both of these people are executed,
according to Islamic law. And
I mean, it is the line is quite clear. And this is not something, you know, which will be modified in time. You know, as in Christianity, it was clearly something opposed by the church, by the teachings of the Prophet, which will remain within the books that have scriptures that are, you know, held by the church. I mean, they were opposed to it, you know, both Judaism and Christianity, they are, you know, laws against this, calling for the execution of these people to it is there in the Bible, however, because Christianity
it will modify itself to become acceptable with the time and the people that it finds itself amongst.
So you find, you know, that this position of the church towards homosexuality in many of the different sects has changed and modified so much so that you have now even homosexual churches where the minister himself is homosexual in his congregation or homosexual, you know, they're accepted within certain, you know, church bodies.
That kind of you know, change which evening in the medical profession
homosexuality was looked at in the past as being a
distortion a deep a deviant behavior, whereas, now, the medical profession has been forced
to reclassify it as alternative behavior and that in fact, is not in itself devious.
Yeah, you know, the case of the people have lots of loot
and a Salaam, we know, they, as referred to in the choir, these are the first people as the whole people who
marry or even, I mean, you even have, you know, lesbian women, you know, having children by artificial insemination, and you know, all these kinds of things happening, it is now, you know, becoming such a norm, that
we tend to think that the chances of punishment coming down into society as a whole, just for that alone, you know, are quite great.
If those who uphold righteousness, No, do not take a firm stand and you know, overcome this movement within the United States and elsewhere in the way
to be quite fair to me, you know, when we talk about, you know, homosexuality, we cannot just talk about it in terms of just the way because, in this part of the world, also, it is rampant,
it is quite rampant, you know, wherein it is accepted, as, you know, where, where there's a separation of the sexes, you know, and it has become accepted amongst young people, that they may practice this, whilst the young women, when they're able to get married, they stop doing it and carry on and they may not be the form that we know it in the West, where people have chosen this lifestyle from, you know,
from early life until the death, you know, but even this form, I mean, this is as easy as possible. You know, there is no excuse for it. There's no you know, excuses can be made, that it should be opposed, you know, in all of its forms.
our way of life.
Nothing wrong with judging people by
the things that
You can have more than one way to
to the point that you make this
meant to be
We'll get to the point that we want to apologize.
to the point
wants to be called back
in the form of
wouldn't get on top of our identity
me in the secret
without the follow that they have no sound or examples of their own
real advice about
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but it is in the other
division of the solar acres
you hear me legal and natural, then under both of these,
you may find
that which is by statement that was by his action, or that would occurred in the present.
The normally speaking when during this division you're referring to this is usually discussed in relationship to the similar cash at the legal center, how does the Negro fill account legal silicom either by a statement of the power column, where he has said do this or don't do this or that you do this, but you don't do this or he has shown by his actions by calculating the pay
you do the confines of the religion without a doubt, you know, for example, like his playing the to symbolize the fact that this is something we never gave up
though as a traveler, you are allowed to cut down right to the compulsory and even shorten the compulsory care for unit delta t he used to even while traveling between pillars of budget. So, from this actual it is it classifies that those people that have been highly recommended to be done.
And the last category was added from the cafeteria, something which is again directly attached with the religious
appears, you know, where for example, after lots of pledges,
the talks as Alan had said that there was no prayer after fudger until the rising of the sun
on one occasion after certain projects and individual got up the prey and the bug, what do you do?
Well, he said he was playing the two unit voluntary unit dinner, which he was doing before the compulsory in the past I tell him remain quiet, you intended it. So, his
quiet acceptance that is what they call the similar criteria. But now, when it has when it when it when it involves things, which have no direct relationship
involved things which has no direct relationship to the the religious practices, then within the leprosy area, which
outside area the natural sinner, you know which
we may do or not do and which has no Pacific mirror.
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do we make work a lot to help us to be steadfast when slander and pride is directed towards us was to realize within ourselves that this is
difficulties which we are bound to face throughout our lives. Once you've chosen the path of truth, we ask you to give us the strength to stay on that path until we die and inherit paradise.
I haven't been there.