Ramadan 2023 Appeal
A Piece Of Flesh
Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen Illa Allah al Amin OB Hina serene, also Liana certainly more Allah Tamil anbiya wa Emmanuel more saline Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine Allahu Marisa Illa magenta who Salah will entertain your husband either Tesla or BS zero Allah to zero 10 Min bill how you Roby canister in we thank Allah Allah Bucha is that you will Jellal for having gathered us here once again and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the mullah ICA and to cause his mercy and he's sick enough to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MBR either hemos salat wa salam, and those whom he has mentioned with them, I mean,
there is a piece of flesh that is within our bodies, that controls the entire body. And this is the driver of our actions. This is the driver of our speech. This is the driver of our character.
If we take a look at the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in a long Hadith, he says in Valhalla Yunnan. Indeed, halal is clear. We're in Al haram at Bayonne, and indeed Haram is clear, or by name uma who Morin Musa Bihar to lay guna cathedral meanness, and between these two, halal and haram, they are issues that are great. They are not clear. Most of the people don't know them. Most of the people don't recognize them. Most of the people don't identify them. And the way to identify these issues is by the heart. If the heart is clean, if the heart is pure, then the heart realizes that this is a gray area, I can easily fall into haram.
And this is what the Hadith says. Famine work if you Shubo hearty work I feel haram. The one who falls into this gray area has fallen into haram Karachi howling Hema you should call a near taffy, like the shepherd who grazes his flock close to the boundary, he is about to get out of that boundary into the boundary of his neighbor. So what is this hadith telling us? It's telling us that if you fall into that gray area, you coming so close to the boundary, you will get into the other side? Most definitely. And today, we have certain issues in our lives that are affecting us that in reality are very gray areas. And one of them is that which is in our pockets, our mobile phone.
You pick up that mobile phone and from the moment you do, you're opening yourself up to fitna, you're opening yourself up to temptation, you're opening yourself up to that which is haram and it's a very gray area. So you've saw found a person improperly dressed of the opposite gender and they're saying something that is of value. You want to listen to it. What do you do? This is a gray area. Do you put the phone down and say haram for me? I shouldn't be seeing this or do you say but I need to watch it because I want to learn what's there. But in the process what you're doing is tempting yourself. Remember the Hadith Halal is clear. Haram is clear. This is a gray area what happens to
those who enter into the gray area work I feel haram you will most definitely fall into that which is haram. You've got a video that you receive. It's got music, I don't listen to music. But in the background, there's music playing. What do I do? Do I listen to the video? Do I watch the video because I want to benefit from it. But there's music playing in the background or do I let it go for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Do you know what that hadith says it continues and our in nearly equally melachim Hema and behold, for every king he has certain boundaries, ALLAH in him Allah He mahadi Man, most definitely the boundary of Allah is that which He has made haram. Allah in the
field Jessa de mudra Behold, in the body is a
piece of flesh, either Salah hut Salah Hello Jessa Dooku Lu, we're either faster that faster than Jessa do Kulu Allah wa he'll call
that flesh of ball inside the body, that flesh of the piece of flesh inside the body. If it is pure, and it is good, then the entire body is good. And if it is bad, then the entire body becomes corrupt and bad. Allahu Akbar. You see what happens when we enter into these gray areas is the heart becomes hard. So we no longer recognize that this is halal. And that is haram. It starts by you entering into a gray area, you know, in the West, and I don't think this happens here very often, we find questions where people are asking I have workmates and these workmates go out after a day, a hard day of work. They want to celebrate that they've gone through that day successfully. Or perhaps
there is a birthday party that they are attending. And where they are doing it is the bar.
They're doing it in the pub where alcohol is served. There's all sorts of haram. So now what I will do is go to that bar or to the pub, and I'll drink cranberry juice. What is that? That's a gray area. In fact, it is haram for you to attend a pub whether you are drinking or not. The hadith says don't sit at the table where such drinks are being consumed. But what does the Muslim do? He compromises why in the name of inclusivity in the name of being simple as similar to other people, we need to be similar we need to integrate is the word that is used integrate into society. So what do we do I will attend the pub with my non Muslim friends and we will then drink the alcohol and I
will drink my cranberry juice. What have you done? Allah in nearly equally Mullikin Hema Allah in HEMA Allah Hema Halima? Behold, every king has his boundaries and the boundaries of Allah that which He has made haram, you are going to close to the boundary. In fact, you have overstepped, and this is what the Hadith tells you, you get too close to the boundary, you will overstep. So our hearts are becoming hardened. You find a person sit on YouTube, Instagram, tick tock, or whatever platform they're using. There's these small clips that are out there 20 seconds, WhatsApp, you receive a 22nd clip. And it is not only 20 seconds of your life that it takes. But you go on to the next clip and
the following one and because it's such a short clip, it's so easy to continue scrolling, you got an app called tick tock. And the time is ticking tick tock as you go through tick tock, but you don't realize two hours have passed in that time you filled your mind with images of naked people, you filled your mind with images of that which is completely and totally haram sexual behavior. And then you want to come to the mosque and expect that your heart will be in the right place with Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar will not saying don't come to the mosque, come to the mosque regardless. But watch what you're putting into your mind and heart and soul. You feeding it.
Whatever you watch is what you are feeding your mind, heart and soul. And if you corrupt it, then you are the one responsible for that. And this hadith is profound in that because Allah subhanahu wa taala talks about the gray area. And this is what it is today. The phone entirely in and of itself is a gray area. Unless you're using it for that which is Khaled, delete those apps. And the question I have for myself and yourselves is let us ask ourselves, are we using it more for the benefit of ourselves? Is it leading us to Jannah? Is it benefiting us? Tik Tok, WhatsApp, YouTube, all of these apps that Instagram Facebook? Are they benefiting us? Or are they more harmful to our deen and I
will dunya are they harming us in the sense that they are taking us to jahannam? are they leading us to the hellfire? are they wasting our time and if they are and it's time to say I'm deleting this app? It's time to say enough is enough. I am taking control of the few moments that I have on earth with Allah subhanahu wa Tada. I am able to worship Allah. This is my chance to build my Jana if I die
and that time is gone and I no longer have a chance. So we really need to question ourselves with regards to that which are do we are doing Halal haram, the gray area and how we are worshiping Allah subhanahu wa taala with presence of heart or not May Allah subhanahu wa taala make us better individuals purify us and grant us the ability to be good people. I mean are SallAllahu wasallam albaraka Allah Nabina Muhammad, what are the early he was being