The End Of Music 2

Kamal El-Mekki


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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. About the end of music. This is a message for our believing brothers and sisters in a man who are afflicted with listening to music. Or were confused by statements of scholars who said that it was permissible. This is a message for our brothers and our sisters who listened to music, and their hearts have become attached to it. And their emotions were moved and they were swayed by it. But we have no doubt that there are believers who longed for paradise and love Allah and want to come closer to Allah so agenda. They are our brothers and our sisters, our uncles and our parents will have been temporarily

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defeated by the shaitaan. But we know that they ensure luck can defeat him multiple times. What can I say about music? And where do I begin? It has affected the hearts and swayed people away from the straight path. And it has caused the religion to take the backseat. It has caused people's addiction to the point where they left the Koran and abandoned the massage. What can I say about music? If you ask someone the simplest question about the Prophet salallahu it who said them, they cannot respond. If you ask them about the mothers of the believers, their own mothers, they could not even tell you their names. If you ask them about the prophets of Allah, or the companions of the llama,

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they cannot respond to your questions. But they can tell you about individuals who sing and curse all day and produce the worst messages for our youth, offering nothing positive to their communities or to the environment. They can tell you about those people and their childhood and where they grew up and who they married and who they're dating, and what year they put up their albums. There's one study that says the youth from between the ages of 15 and 20. They listened to about 26.8 hours of music per week, about 27 hours of music per week, and those who are 55 and older, they listened to about 13 hours of music per week. And now with it being available online for free and many devices

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that can carry 1000s and 1000s of songs, you can expect these numbers to increase. The sad part brothers and sisters is that anytime someone commits a sin, He is using the blessing given to him by Allah azza wa jal to disobey Allah azza wa jal.

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And the sad thing is that we're going to be asked about all the blessings and how we use them on this earth. And hearing is one of the greatest of the blessings given to us and Allah azza wa jal will ask us about what we listened to on this earth. Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, in Assam on bus or on kulula aikana on Hamas masuleh. Here Allah Subhana Allah says verily the hearing in the sight and the heart, you will be questioned by Allah about all of these things. And so the righteous then they have recognized that the shape line is their enemy and they stayed away from the path that lead to the shape on

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when Allah azza wa jal commanded it please allow him to love to Prostrate to Adam, a police refused and disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala. And then he vowed that he's going to misguide all human beings. So then Allah subhanaw taala mentioned to ablaze some of the ways in which he's going to use people and to take people away from the path of Allah subhanaw taala. So Allah azza wa jal tells him what steps is minister Trotman basaltic? Well, he lay him behind Nicola julik Pasha reconfig Amalia when Allah divita home, Mama Idaho shavon, in Aurora, in this verse, Allah azza wa jal tells the shape on and be full of them gradually, those whom you can amongst them with your voice. So what do you think

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would be the voice of the shape on and right now these verses that we're going to mention, they do not say anything about music being Haram, but you start to see a kind of music being put in a bad light, but these verses are not saying that it's haram so far, but so far, now we're seeing that there's a large one yet it's starting to show a fun guide whom misguide whomever you can from humanity with your voice. So what is this voice, it includes songs and music and anything else. It is very general term, anything else that calls to the disobedience to Allah, or called anything away from Allah, so not just music, but this is a general term and make assaults on them with your

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cavalry and infantry. And this also incur in includes when someone is walking with their own feet to something that is hot or something that's prohibited and share with them wealth and children wealth, meaning tempt them to earn their money in illegal and haram ways and their children by getting people to try to commit illegal or

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elicit sexual activity and make promises to them, but should upon promises are nothing but deceit. So we're still not saying or showing it out or evidences that it's Haram. But we're starting to show that it's one of the tools of the shape on.

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And before we get to the sayings of the Sahaba of the lavon home, and the evidence from the Quran and the Sunnah, and the great scholars and the Imams, we want to look at some logical evidence that will tell you there is probably something wrong with music, and that it's probably not

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just from looking at it from a distance and analyzing it, we're going to see that it's something that's not surrounded with good and it's probably something that's not helpful, because I believe that every good Muslim knows deep down in their heart, that music is harder. Perhaps some of us don't want to face that reality. But deep down, they know that it's hard on

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and this is illustrated in the story where a man came to the Companion of the law, if not best or the law.

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And he said if not a bus or a television or a holiday

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or a bus. This music is singing. Is it halal or haram? And here Ghana is specifically is singing. So what is he asking about? He has asked me about the Rena the singing of the Arab, the Bedouin Arabs, and they're singing, this is singing that does not include talking about fornication, or homosexuality. It does not show people dancing, or videos people any wearing I'm ashamed to say it between wearing bikinis or things of that sort or using bad words. So is asking about this. Is this permissible? So if that serves him, or a telco and Belton is Agia iomadh piano for a near Covina? He says do you see the truth and falsehood when they come forth on the day of judgment? Which side do

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you think music will be on? You think it will be on the side of truth on the side of the prophets on the side of the Koran and Vicar and so on? And so Allah and Allah azza wa jal or it'll be on the side of falsehood. So the man said

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that it will be with falsehoods. So if my boss says that about them,

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or if they have a statement, if it doesn't, what is besides the truth? Meaning if it's not the truth, it's falsehood? Go? You have answered your own question by yourself.

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So the man knew the answer by himself. And I believe that we all know the answer. So let's look at just some of the logical evidences, we find that helpful things and good things that generally have good descriptions and good attributes. When you look at prayer, you look at fasting reciting the Quran. When people gather to pray, generally good things happen in these gatherings. It's a good gathering. When people gather to recite the Quran, it's a good gathering and you don't find it being surrounded by things that are Haram. But things that are haram are usually surrounded with things that are Haram. And look at the things that surround music. Whenever people gather around music,

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there are typically not gatherings of righteous people. You don't typically see the Imam of the masjid in that gathering and the Messiah and the Mufti of the of the city, you don't find righteous people typically, and you find intermingling, and women with their hair uncovered, and women who are poorly dressed, and you will find alcohol and dancing and smoking. And that night usually ends with the sin of Xena fornication, what had been done. So this is the first indication then that it's haram because it's always accompanied and surrounded with things that are hard on. The second indication then and still without going into any of that Hadith is the feeling that you get from

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music. It does not bring you closer to Allah, even the biggest music lover get a Muslim who is the biggest music lover, he will not be pleased if he hears rap music in domestic. Why? Because he knows this is not a feeling you're supposed to get in domestic we're talking about someone who is the biggest music lover in the community. If he enters the Juma and he finds the Imam F on the member with a big boombox, then the Imam hits play. And then a funky beat comes over. And then the Imam starts to freestyle. Yes,

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the biggest music lover in the audience will become upset and offended. Why? Because they know this is something that is totally opposite of the feeling that he came to get. He came to be reminded of a law and to listen to the earth and the Quran and the Hadith, which take him in one direction. But the feeling that you get from music takes you in the opposite direction. And that's why many many years ago, the early scholars of Islam they used to say that music in the Koran cannot be combined. In the heart of the believer. There's not enough room in your heart for both

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For them, you either love one or the other. And like I said, you try that and test that when you get in someone's vehicle, you find they either have music tapes, or they have on tapes, they listen to one or the other.

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And the Quran takes you in a direction where it prevents you from following your desires. And it commands chastity, and it commands modesty. And it controls these desires and prevents you from following the steps of the shape art. And music takes you in a direction that's totally opposite. So of the feelings that music causes, it causes people to feel less shame, they feel a lack of shame, and they're less shy, and they're not embarrassed male or female. You see when there's music played, you're not not very embarrassed to jump up and down and twirled and fall on the ground and get up again, they're not embarrassed to do that. And the women are not embarrassed to do that. Have you

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ever heard of a female dancer who is too shy because there were men in the room. She said, I don't want to dance. There's too many men watching me, or I'm not dressed properly and not covered, right? There really isn't associated with you really associated with these feelings of a man. But you find these people they don't care.

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And notice how when people repent, and they come back to a lot, they usually stop going to nightclubs and parties. Why is that? Because they know these are bad places. And these places are also associated with music. The second thing concerning the the feeling that you get from music is that it causes this fitness, it causes this issue around arouses desires, the sexual desires in people, and even the fitness of the voice of women. And so it's not just enough that the voice of woman is enough to stir emotions in a man. But now these female singers, they're purposely making their voice softer. And they're dancing in ways that are sexually suggestive, and they're not

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wearing proper clothing. So what do you expect, except that the man's heart is going to be moved by that, and his feelings are going to be moved by that.

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And this is something that even Christians are aware of. There's a church called the Church of Christ. That's it. That's the name of it. And they don't have they don't believe in music in church. They don't believe in dancing, they look at it as sexually suggestive. And it's so surprising and shocking when Muslims see that there's absolutely nothing wrong with this type of behavior. When we look at the Quran, Allah azza wa jal says, For the woman, while I while I have written a bit of Julia Hina, Dr. Anna, Maria, Maria, Tina, Tina, were to lie to me on

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the phone. Here, Allah is saying to the woman, that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments.

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So forget the voice, the soft voice of the woman, while she's shaking her head from left and right, and dancing and singing and jumping up and down a lot is forbidding the Muslim woman who are covered from head to toe to not strike their feet in a loud way into the underground, so that their ankle bracelets and whatever gods or ornaments they're wearing, will shake and make that sound and men will just know, they will not see anything, they will just know that this woman is or adorned with these things, if Allah is preventing this voice, what about then the woman coming and telling, you know, saying sweet things, And sweet words?

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Five. So

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the music also then the effects of it can move you in various ways. There was an Arab musician, his name was on farabi. This is from the early Muslims or from the past generations. And it is said that he would play his instrument and sing in a certain way, and the listeners would cry. And then he would play and sing in a certain way. And then the people would laugh. And then he would play and sing in a certain way, and the people would sleep and then he would walk out. So they're not telling me that it does not affect people's behavior, or how they act. And On a final note on the feelings, which is better for you, and brings you closer to Allah subhanaw taala and it's better for your

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heart and strings, strengthens your email.

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Definitely, it's the Quran and it's not this link to something like music. So how can it be the case? And how can we know this answer and yet people listen to more music than they do to the Quran.

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What about then, the message that you get from songs and now here's specifically I'm talking about things that you hear, like the the MTV type of mainstream pop culture, music, and even you know, if you want to consider the music that's played in the Muslim lines, generally, we're not talking about machines, that calling you to Allah, we're talking about the things that the majority of young men and women listen to predominantly this type of music that they listen to, what are the messages that come out of that? Have you ever heard one of these singers warning from alcohol or calling him

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With the hijab are calling to righteousness, but the thing about Xena and when they sing about love are they talking about a man loving his life? They're always talking about a love that is for forbidden and this is from Isha. And Sasha. Allah says in the Quran in Allah Dino hip, bone and tissue and fascia fillerina Amano lumada lynfit dunya will hear Allah saying those who love to see scandal published or broadcast amongst the believers will have grievious pano penalty or punishment in this life and the next. So again, let's think about what this is saying. A large region is saying those who would love not those who do it, not those who are pushing for it, those who would love for

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the evil deeds to spread. They're the ones getting this punishment, and they just wanted to see that not those who are actively involved. So what are these messages from these songs telling us?

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And for that reason, I believe in the Companion of the Allahu anhu. He used to say elvina roquetas, Xena, what does it mean roquetas. In it means it is the way and the facilitator of fornication of Xena. And this is him speaking about the songs and the music in his time when a servant girl would sing, and she would not dance and she would not do it publicly and she would not call it the fornication nor talk about it. But yet it is called rocchetta Zina.

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It is mentioned by the Scarlet Nakayama. He mentioned in a turban that a righteous man passed by a house and he heard a woman singing inside. And so what happened he was walking by but he slowed down a little bit so he can hear this woman. And so the owner came out and he said, Do you want to come in to listen? So the man said,

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he said oh the villa. You seek refuge from Allah. So the man tells him he insisted, come inside and just listen. So the man says he let me sit in a place where I can't see her and she can't see me. So there is now a hijab between them, like a partition between them. So then the man entered, and she sang for him, and she beautified her voice and she softened her voice, and she used the weapon of the shaper. So then the owner of the house tells him would you like me to remove the sitter, the partition between you and her? So I said, the man said no, because he was a righteous man. So he insisted, until he removed the partition until he saw her. And so he combined the fitna of hearing

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and the fitna of seeing.

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And that continued until he was completely overtaken with her. And so this righteous man then with come every day to listen to her, until one day she told him what law Hey, I love you. So he said, I couldn't keep a straight face there. She said, Allah, I love you. So he said, and I also love you, you see.

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And she called him to Xena. And she said, What would prevent you That place is empty. And he was shaken? And he said, but I said, Yes, the place is empty, when I can make an offer.

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And I am not, I do not feel safe that I will not be surprised with the color of Allah the decree of Allah that I might die. Right now, some of the gem rain Canada, some of the CLT was a Coon with a will in June. So he starts to mention the punishment, punishments of the Day of Judgment. He says, I'm not sure that that one happened to me, and he went away weeping, and he never returned.

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But look at how the shape on almost destroyed this man.

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And how many young men have become attached to female singers. And when they hear their voices or see their pictures, their hearts begin to race and how many young women have posters of men in their pictures in their bedrooms and in their rooms. And so we see the effect of singing on women in particular. Yes, even earlier, he used to say Ave Maria is giving advice to Benny Amelia. Yakumo Lavina. So in the book, where you see the Shahada, demon Murata. We're in the you know,

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soccer for in Quintanilla 18 for Jenny boo Nisa for in Medina.

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Xena. So he's saying Obama, you know he was gonna stay away from singing, because it will take the modesty the shyness away from people and it will increase the desires of the lusts of people. We will take away like the like the manlihood of people. We're in the Hulu and we'll cover like it can replace it can take the place of cover of alcohol meaning it can cause this kind of intoxication in the mind

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What if

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and it can do what alcohol can do to people for in quantum law with deciding if you're really going to do there's no other way Virginie boo Lisa, then keep it away from women at least go and do not let the woman hear this for in Medina a Dahlia to Xena singing. This is one of the callers to fornication.

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Also the halifa silymarin Abdul Malik, he heard someone singing, so he was upset. He heard someone singing at night. So in the morning had the person or the singers gathered and they brought them to him. So he tells them in El fossa, Laos, hull, Featherstone, Nicola hora, maka, that meaning that when the male horse makes his sound, the female horse prepares to meet, we're in alfalah, the photographer

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and the camel also he makes the sound and the she Campbell gets ready for him. We're in a taste delay any further stuff from Allah who lands and the, the the same thing also with the sheep, or the goat, the male, the male goat makes the sound and she the male, the female also gets prepared for him. We're in a Roger loo later

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for the

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law, and the man would sing, and then the woman would long for him. And then he ordered them to be taken away from the area. But actually, he actually first ordered them to be punished more severely on Omar Abdullah is the scholar was there. And he told him that that is not like a prescribed punishment. So he had them only sent away to another area. This is the effect that male singers can have on the woman, he had a very nice voice and he would recite poetry in a very nice rhythmic and melodic way. And this would also help the camels as they would travel, and it would make the for the for the camels, it would make them easier for them to beat this rhythm that they would lock to

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the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told Anisha just to begin to to make these, like the singing or this recitation, and it was a very nice voice. And then the Prophet sallallahu wasallam feared for the women at the end of the caravan. So he said yeah, and Joshua, Louis Dhaka and Joshua, this conville kawari. He said, yeah, it's time to stop It's enough now out of fear for an hour in which are which are glass bottles, but he likened the woman to that because they're delicate. So what is the problem stop him, because it would have a bad effect on the hearts of women, when they hear this man with a beautiful voice. because it affects people like that.

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Also, there was a man his name was Mark, in a number of them within the he narrates about the poet's

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and Hoopa his name was, and he was traveling with his daughters. And he came near to a people from Ben he calculated with money. So they feared and that he would dislike something he sees from them, and he might attack them with his poetry. So this amount of a he was known for attacking people with his words, and his poetry. And if he attacked you, it became popular and it was kind of recorded against you.

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And he was so famous for this that one day he found nobody to attack, he attacked his own mother in his poetry. And it gets worse than that. One day, he really wanted to attack somebody. He couldn't find anybody. So he looked in the mirror and saw the reflection of his face and started to write poetry cursing his own face. So you can imagine now why they were so afraid of this man. So they came to him and they said, Tell us what you like. So we can do it and what you hate so we can stay away from it. We don't want to make you upset. So this man he said to them, Do not learn Tunica, Tehran, Fatima Fatima Looney. And so do not visit me too much you get bored of me What are to smear

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only avani shall be vertical. For in nella Rena Roca to Xena. He said do not let me hear the songs of very young men and women. Because singing is one of the facilitators to Xena. And what he meant was I have my daughter with me on the strip. And I would not like her to hear that.

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And I'm not going to read you the examples of lyrics from contemporary music today, or from Hip Hop or rap whatever they call you. The reason I'm not going to do that is I'm too ashamed to do that. Because they really talk about extremely, extremely filthy things, and bad words left and right. And even if there were no sisters in the room, I would be too ashamed to recite to you some of the lyrics that are being said in today's music. But the people know a lot of people are very familiar with the explicit type of music and the themes that they're talking about. And we as we mentioned, they're never righteous things. It's always the worst of them.

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behavior that they're calling you to. So then what about now we discussed the message, but what about the writers of this message? What is the message that the writers of musical lyrics are trying to get across to you? What are they writing about? And who writes these words? Are they scholars, upstanding individuals, right? Just men and women? You look at heavy metal. It's, you know, usually Sex, drugs, devils and killing yourself. I know, I'm generalizing rap. It's Sex, drugs, murder, garden tools, and how many garden tools that you have.

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And understand degrading women talking about, you know, pimping and things that are so embarrassing to mention. blues, it's about hard times broken hearts and being broke yourself. Country music, my truck broke down, my dog ran away. And I have

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and I have a broken heart as well.

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So are the writers of these songs people that you would like to get advice and words of wisdom from? What is puff Diddy attempting to tell you in his lyrics? What would you get advice from someone whose name is Snoop Doggy? Can

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Snoop Dogg?

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And would you take advice from me today? Come on Mickey. If I was sitting here dressed in baggy, and sagging pants, and I had a grill in my mouth, and I was cursing, would you accept advice from me any kind of advice from me? So why do people didn't listen to the lyrics of these people and accept their advice? So someone might argue that this doesn't affect me? You know, I listen to this music. It's just entertainment. And it doesn't affect me. And someone like that. I would ask Have you ever been to a high school? When you enter a high school today, and you look at people can you just from how they dress identify those who listen to heavy metal and punk rock, just from how they dress, and

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those who listened to hip hop just from how they dress, dress, and who are the people who are called the Goths or listened to isn't that a subculture that is related to Gothic music, and cases of suicides from listening to songs, you may remember, in the 80s, there was a lawsuit against a man Ozzy Osborne, because, you know, some kids listen to his song, and he shot himself he committed suicide. I mean, whether or not he told him to do so. But the point is, some people are affected by these kinds of things.

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And one of

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the halifa he wrote to the, the tutor of his son's Debian with teach poetry and refined manners and things of that sort. So he wrote to him saying, Let your first lesson to them be the hatred of musical instruments that begin with the shape on an end with the Wrath of Allah, for it reached me from the people of knowledge that listening to music and songs grows hypocrisy in the heart, the same way water causes plants to grow.

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So that we say to the one who listens to music, oh, Muslim, love for things have good attributes. Whereas the good in singing, dancing and listening to flutes, can we compare the words of singers and sounds of musicians to the glorious for an it's lessons, wisdoms and admonitions? How many singers Do you know and give admiration? And how many do you know of the companions and the following generation? How much do you spend on singers from your dollars? compared to how much you know of Islamic scholars? Do you see how much is memorize of music songs while you ignore the book to which memorization belongs? How much do you memorize these incantations and sway back and forth

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in intoxication? Have you not seen those who follow them misguided and increase the loudness of the music when they should hide it? And who writes the songs? finger thinkers are men of academia? Or maybe scholars like mad Malik? Or maybe even Tamia? Are you who listened to music? Don't you see that all the songs of the world and all the lyrics you've seen? Wouldn't compare in reward to Alif Lam me

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It replaces the Quran brothers and sisters. It replaces the Quran in people's hearts. Now because he said to his son, his sons have had zero comma zero comma zero comma Lena I warn you of singing three times. But Mr. Ma who abdon in the answer Hola Hola. Quran. No one listens to it, except that Allah will cause him to forget the Quran.

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And people listen to music and they can cry. And they listen to the Quran and they don't cry, and they can stand for hours on their feet at a concert. But if the Torah with it gets a little bit too long, they cannot bear it.

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Once got to ask someone which does Allah Allah love more Koran or music and demand said Quran he said then why do not you Why don't you love what Allah loves more? What is your reason for that?

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There is a question from the greatest website in the world. Anyone know what that is?

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Islam You've heard that before.

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Look at this question. I'm not going to read the answer or anything but just look at the

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way this person framed this question. He said, I'm a person who believes in the existence of Allah. No matter how far I stray from Allah, I turned back to him with humbleness. But I listened to classical music. And I think that it is the best thing in my life. It does not provoke desire. Rather, it helps me review myself and my mistakes. I felt that it's I feel that Islam is a backward religion, when I hear those who say that all kinds of music or whatever, just look at this question. And the chef tells him, you said, it's the best thing in your life. And you didn't mention Allah. And you didn't mention the Koran. And you didn't say Islam was the best thing in your life. Look at

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how it takes over people's lives, people. And he says, it helps me review myself and my mistakes. So the chef said to him, you obviously it didn't help you review this mistake when you wrote it.

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And he tells me you feel Islam is a backward religion just because of this. So you see how much now it takes over people's lives and their hearts. And so they defend it and they tell you well, it calms you down, and it relaxes your nerves. So which calms you down and relaxes your nerves that or when you have a calamity, you listen to music or you run and you rush to Allah azza wa jal and you beg and you cry to Allah subhanaw taala didn't Allah subhanaw taala say in the Koran, alladhina amanu Takuma in Nakuru Bondi decree La La, la, la colo, those who believe and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts

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find satisfaction.

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And, as some scholars argue, if music really made you, you know, more refined person and more gentle and calms your nerves, and so on and so forth. If it did soften the hearts, then the hearts of the musicians would be the best of hearts, and the attitude and behavior would be the best. But what do we find as a reality, that they are the people who behave the worst. So that means it can't be something that gets you to behave better. So

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before we even started to look at the ad, we saw that it was surrounded with heroin, the people involved with it, and the people who write it are not amongst the righteous, and many times they're from the dissidents, and their messages are not good, and the effects of music are not good. And the effects of music do not bring you closer to Allah. And the worst thing is that it replaces the Quran and it takes up so much of people's time as we looked at the numbers.

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generally Allah Subhana Allah will make halaal first everything that is good, and he will make haram first everything that is bad. You have to learn more about what you have Mr. Lehmann Hubba and so you'll find anything that is hobbies anything that is bad or impure will be at some point or another prohibited or disliked in Islam. And so under this I you can easily put something like cigarettes, no one will say, you know, cigarettes are from the play you but they're definitely from the Kabbalah. And so they would fall under this if

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the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in a hadith in Sahih al Bukhari and it is just a Hey, he said there will be amongst my oma people who permit like when an enormity acquirement Mr. Luna Hara will hurry while humble masses, there will be people from my alma who permit for things you stay alone means literally they make Allah

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and Hara which is adultery or fornication, and silk and alcohol and musical instruments. This is the height so he had it in the book of Buhari so the first thing is the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said yes to Him alone, which means they make halon which means that the things he's about to mention they're all how long otherwise he wouldn't say they make a talent if it was already Hello. And the words used in the Hadith was is my as if which literally means musical instruments. And this includes it's a general term and includes all kinds of musical instruments.

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as the movie is that we heard woman and assuming yesterday that Well howdy, Luthor, Bobby and Sabina he provided him

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with the HIPAA was was a law

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and a law, saying end of mankind is He who purchases idle talk, to misleads people from the path of Allah without knowledge. And so by way of mockery, for such there will be a humiliating torment. This is in sort of lachemann so here in this verse, then it is not a clear indication that music is haram But again, it's being mentioned in a bad light in the Quran. But then we see what how the companions and the early Muslims in the scholars of Islam understood this word law and Hadith, which could be idle talk. So the majority of them have a serene, they say that level Hadith in this verse

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To singing and another group said that it has every kind of sound dealing with entertainment and which includes flutes and stringed instruments and so on. And in October he the scholar of the Oh my beloved Ibis says that this means singing. And Mujahid Rahim Allah also says this means playing the drum the public and hassanal bursary says this, it was revealed concerning singing and musical instruments. So these are all great scholars, and this is how they understood this verse. And one of the one of the more recent scholars of Saudi Rahim Allah said that this includes all manner of haram speech. So we're starting to see in summary that either it refers to just singing and music or any

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false thing that leads you away from Allah subhanaw taala, including lying, backbiting, or including music and singing.

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But the other scholars also

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Fabian said the interpretation of the Sahaba the companions and the generation after them, that level Hadith refers to singing is sufficient is saying, and it was rude for gala Han, who was asked what does it means that he was hardy? And he swore by Allah, when did he not you know, in Lahore in Vienna, three times when did he La Ilaha Illa.

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Allah Allah, Allah Allah, who in LA Vina, and this is Abdullah Massaro, who says

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that, I took 30 sword fresh from the mouth of the Prophet sallallahu.

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And he has spoken the truth, even if he does not swear to us and repeat it three times.

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And it was also really, really, really unrelated or narrated that with this, hey, it's not a chain of narration, that number also said that this is referring to singing. So whether or not you want to argue that this ayah now is saying it's haram or not, it's just mentioning it in a bad light. We find that the majority of the mufa city and the early Muslims in this index, companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam are saying that this is talking about music. And so look at the names that the Muslims had for music. They didn't call it Messiah as they do now on Arabic. They didn't call it art and all these fancy names that we give it. These are the names that Muslim used to refer to

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music, they would call it a no and lo and bothin zor el MOCA Atlas, dia Brooker to Xena Khurana shavon. Moon between the Falcon assault and assault in third year, so to shape on mezzmo to shape on and have some mood, they would call it vain talk false talk, false hood, the facilitator of fornication, the way of fornication, the whole honor the shape on the flute of the shape on the sound of the shape on the immoral sound. These were the names that people had for music, and we look at what people used to call something, it gives you an indication of how they felt about it when it was first introduced to them. For example, now, and a lot of Arabs they refer to the singer as a

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finance, finance as a singer. As if another word for none. Literally, it refers to a donkey. It's a donkey that is striped which is like a zebra. So that means when the Muslims started to see all these singers, they gave them a name that was befitting they call them donkeys. Also, like the theater in Arabic is referred to as the master. The theater is called the Master Master has a place where the animals like gather and eat and relieve themselves and things of that sort. That means also in the righteous Muslims first saw people on stage and don't acting silly and they said, Well, these people act like animals, and they called the say the theater, the stage that must run where

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the animals fool around.

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And also you find the early Muslims used to call male singers. The male thing was called the mohana. This is someone who was an effeminate type of man, someone who is you know, flaky.

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said two sounds are cursed in this world and the next, a sound of musical instruments and a time of happiness and a sound of wailing during a calamity. And we're going to look at some of these more in the next talk in sha Allah. Allah so Allah Subhana Allah mentions what are the deen Allah shadow in a zoo? What is Maru will not wait maruka Rama and those who do not witness the false hood if they pass by some evil talk or evil play, they pass by it with dignity, meaning it does not affect them. So Mohammed Abu hanifa, who can tell us who is Mohammed bin Hanafi.

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the son of Ali Agha Allahu anhu, and he was not his son from Fatima. So he was referred to as ignorant Hanafi. They he was asked what is azura that we just mentioned in this verse, he said in the whole arena, the unknown, yummy Luba can decree law. He said it's singing because it diverts you away from dimension of Allah subhanaw taala.

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Likewise, a law says in the Quran

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To the co founder of Porsche FM inherited Howdy, Hitachi Boone. What's up Hakuna Matata goon.

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samidoun. In this verse, Allah Subhana Allah says, like you Marvel from this speech, and you laugh and you do not cry. What until Sammy dawn, if not acid samidoun means more than noon that you're singing, the Arabs used to say it's smooth, meaning vanilla Sing for us. And this is

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meaning that when the ratio would the profits of the low set level or the Muslims would recite Quran, they would drown out the verses of the Quran by their singing Allah Subhana. Allah rebukes them here.

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So when we say then, that it is haram, we're accused of being backwards, people who are against art and creativity, but really in music, it has wasted the time of our young men and women with hours and hours of listening to it and following the news of those who created and they have not learned their religion, nor have they learned any other sciences, and have not even become involved in politics. I've visited one country in Eurasia. And

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the government there part of their policy is to keep the youth occupied with music constantly. There is absolutely nothing on their television except music all night and day. And the only time that is interrupted is to show them a movie music all the time. And so it is very disheartening and very sad that all the youth, the young men and women, the only thing they care about is this musician, and he divorced, so and so. And this one has a new album out. And that's all they think about. And they're not involved in anything that helps them better their life or their society or their country.

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And so music begins with the shape on and it ends with the anger of a man and it moves people to ugly things and it decreases your higher. And so you see people they clap and they move up and down and they scream and they spin and they're not ashamed and we seek refuge in the protection of law from these things. Some of the early Muslims used to say singing brings hypocrisy in people. And in that they're stuck become stubborn and credit line and ripka which is which is when the man is not like you know, manly or like you know hard anymore becomes soft and he becomes softened by this. So we look at some of the opinions and of the companions and the scholars of Islam and the companions,

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there are some issues that the Sahaba disagreed upon. So you can choose this side or that side. But on the issue of music, they did not disagree once there is no disagreement of the companions, they have agema on this issue, consensus that this thing that music was Haram, there is not any companion who said that it's okay and anyone who says so we challenged them to bring us proof of any one companion who said that it's okay. If no Mr only held that listening to musical instruments give birth to disbelief and hypocrisy in the heart. If I busted his heart on even Masood, Jagger and Abdullah, not single a single one of them said that it's okay. And of the four Imams, if not a whole

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lot. He mentioned the mother of a man Abu hanifa is the strictest in this regard.

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And his comments and the comments of his students are the harshest. He says I mean that the points are his companions and by that I mean that the students have a memorable hanifa

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they clearly stated that it's haram to listen to old musical instruments. And they said the person who listens to them is a fan as a philosopher, someone who is a dissolute someone who lacks moral restraint or rebuild this evil door whose testimony should be rejected. So just for listening to Jay Z, we don't accept your testimony anymore. And they also said that music and listening to music and enjoying it is covered. Now they said it's covered but they base that on a weak Howdy. So we're not saying what they say. But it just shows you To what extent to what extent Rihanna fees went

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above hanifa Rahim Allah says Allah Jenna mean Akbar is you know, and that he he

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he said that singing is one of the biggest sins that someone needs to leave immediately. And Mr. Malik, when asked about not when asked about singing, he was asked about people who said singing was permissible. He said, My if I were in dinner in del Sur, no one would do that except someone who is a dissolute and it is only the sin people sinful people who do that.

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And the scholars say this was also based on the view of the people of Medina. Meaning the people

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We live in the city of Medina. And just a few generations ago they have seen the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and are the companions of the Prophet Selim and how they lived and behave. So that means they were upon this view, as well because they never saw the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam accepting something like that.

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You know, I'm a chef, and he said that the person is a facet and his testimony is not accepted. He also has another famous saying, he says, I left behind in Baghdad, something that the heretics introduced, which they called the beer, with which they distract people from the Koran. So a chef is saying people start to come up with something called a tough beer. So what is this beer? Basically, it's the type of poetry which encourages ascetic life tell you to leave the dunya and it is sung by someone while he strikes a rod against some kind of drum or dried skin. So this is the comment of a chef on something like that. Until now, no video, you know, music videos, no poor clothing, no bad

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words, calling people to live from the materialism of the world. And yet he called it something that neither heretics introduced and they distract people from the Quran with this magic number ohana Allah He used to say elvina Yoon within the soccer field, cold weather your journey that it creates sprout hypocrisy in the heart, and I do not like it. And not one of the former that have said that music is not one of the former head of the other scholars al Qasim. He said that singing is part of falsehood and has an imbecile he said that if there is music involved in a dinner invitation in Lima, then do not accept the invitation.

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And the other scholars in Oman called to be in Abu Dhabi and even salah and even Raja will somebody who came naturally to me and McCool and and Noah, we and many others and Kodama and even Tamia and a sharpie, and Ibrahim and Annabelle Sol, and all of these people, all these great men, all these big names saw that it was Haram. So who will you convince you of these people do not convince you?

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And even harder, and Hanbury, he said that whoever attributes the opinion permitting music, to any of the scholars who are respected in legal issues, has surely heard anyone who says scholar said this scholar said is is permissible and that was a respectable scholar, for sure this person is mistaken.

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So this young boy, he was downloading music for free online. And as he was downloading, he saw the length of of each song and how long it was. And he thought to himself, that for the for the length of this entire song, every second of the length of this song, Allah is going to be upset with me every second. And so by himself, he canceled all of the downloads. The thing that we want to remind and maybe conclude with is that death can come at any moment, know that the Angel of Death overlooked you and took the souls of your brothers, and one day is going to come to you and overlook others. Some people would be sitting and listening to music, without any fear that the angel of

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death will come upon them at that moment. If you pay him or him a whole lot he mentioned a singer, someone who is a music lover, back then in his generation, and he was dying, he was in his deathbed.

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So they told him say it in the law. And he started to repeat songs. They sold him in LA and he kept singing. And when he couldn't say the words to the songs anymore, he began to make sounds and he would say tintina tintina with the rhythm with his mouth until the soul left his body. He was not able to say that in a handle. And in our times today, there is a story told by in one of the Muslim countries, people who are like doing motorist assistance in the highways in a Muslim country. He says I got used to seeing horrible things and injured people along the roads. One day we were making our rounds. And we heard a sound horrible sound of two cars that had collided. So we rushed in the

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area. And we found two cars that were in a head on collision and utterly destroyed. We rushed to assist the people. And it was indescribable. In the first car. There were two young men and they were in a very bad state. He says we took them out as they began to scream from the pain. And we rushed to the other car and we found the driver had died. So we returned to those two, and they were in the state of Nevada, meaning the soul now is living their bodies. So my partner rushed to them to say and we'll tell them c'est la ilaha illa. But they would be moaning in pain, La Ilaha Illa and they're not responding. So then when they started to be in the pangs of death in the last minute

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minutes of death, or they were almost dead.

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They began to repeat words from songs.

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And they remained,

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repeating these voices, until just singing, just singing, constantly just singing lyrics from songs constantly. He's still in their head a lot. And they're only singing from songs. And then these voices, their voices started to gradually decrease, then the first one became quiet. And after that, the second one became quiet. We put all three in our car, and we took them to the morgue. He said, My partner and I, on the drive to the morgue, we were not speaking and we both quiet. Suddenly, my partner turned to me. And he started to talk to me about death, and the good and the bad, and on earth, until we got to the hospital and we put the dead and we left. From that day onwards, every

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time I attempted to listen to music, I see the images of the two men as a bid for welfare this dunya with the sound of the shape on six months later, there was another accident. It was a young man who had a flat tire, and he was fixing it. And he got to the back of the car to take the spear out, and a speeding car came and it smashed into him. So I quickly went with another one of my co workers, and they unmanned was on the ground, and he had signs of righteousness on him. But his body was destroyed from the collision. We put him on in the car. On our way, I said to myself, I will do as my other friend did. And I was get him to say the Shahada. And then he started to make sounds that

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we couldn't figure out. So we were rushing to the hospital. Then his speech began to become clearer. He was reciting the Quran. In a beautiful voice, we turned to him and he was reciting with Portia and sukoon. And his bones were broken and he was covered with blood on his clothes. And he was on his way to his death. He started to speed up even more, he kept reciting in a beautiful voice. I have never heard a voice of the resuscitation look so beautiful. And he was saying in Manila Vina in the login account, Robin Allah.

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Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

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Allah, Allah, Allah, Masha, Allah can see how much he was saying, those who say look at what he is reciting. And these are his last words. Those who say Our Lord is Allah and stands straight and steadfast, the angels descend upon them from time to time, same fear not, and grieve not, but receive the glad tidings of Paradise that you were promised. We were your protectors in this, we are your protectors in this life. And the next imagine reciting these ayah and these words,

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where you will have all that your souls desire. And you will have all that you asked for a hospitable gift from the one that is most forgiving and most merciful. He says, My coworker and I listened to that voice, then suddenly, I felt a shiver run through my body and the voice stopped. We turned around and found him with his finger in the air. And he was saying,

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We stopped the car and I jumped in, I ran to the back, and I touched his hand, and I checked his breath, and I checked his heartbeat, there was nothing. And I began to cry. My pet, my partner turned to me, and he said, What happened? I said, the young man has died. Matha Cheb and he just and he died while reciting the Quran. So my friend exploded into tears. As for me, I could not control myself and I began to cry uncontrollably, and my kids, and my tears wouldn't stop. We continued on the way to the hospital. And when we got there, we asked his family about him. And they said he was praying constantly at night and reciting the Quran.

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And for that they should be then

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there should be an admonition and an indication for those of us who walk around with iPods and constantly listen in their cars and in their online and in the planes and everywhere else. There there should be then an indication and an admission in that. But a lot of times when we see stories like this, people say, this will not happen to me. I mean, I listen to music, but this won't happen to me. But the truth is brothers and sisters, this is beyond our control. And I'll try to illustrate this to you. Have you ever had a song stuck in your head, a dumb song that perhaps you don't even like? stuck in your head all day, and you are conscious and awake and you can't get it out of your

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all day. This is why your conscious and awake and you can't control it. So what about when you're in the stupors of death stupors meaning like a drunken state. If you're 100% awake and you can't control a song in your head, what makes you think you can control it when you're in the stupors of death

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and a song that you love

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might come out.

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And so these thought songs, they roll off our tongues easily. I'm going to ask you, I'm going to, I'm going to give you some lyrics, right? And if you can complete them, you can complete them out loud. Or you can complete them internally. Or, you know, whatever you like. We will not accuse you of knowing these songs, because some of them I had to call friends and got these lyrics from some of them. I heard from commercials and even in the newscast, I would hear them. So if I say Who let the

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you know the end. And if I say oops, I

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don't worry.

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I love you. You love me.

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Born to Be

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you gotta fight for your right to

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so embarrassing.

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You ain't nothing butter.

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Ain't no mountain.

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I believe I can you say I'm a dreamer, but

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we will we will.

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Our ESP eect find out.

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How about some difficult ones under my umbrella?

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I've never heard this but they told me you would know it.

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Vince. Okay now for the gangsters Been spending most of their lives living inner

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brothers like

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how about this one then? All right. All right. All right. All right.

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You know the rest of it.

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It's outcasts. All right. All right. All right, on right on, right on right on right.

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Okay, complete the verses.

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What may you shafted Rasool minbar Dima metabo yahuda way a tabula rasa meaning

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noisy matava. Excellent. Honestly, Johanna masa, masa, by Mercado Rasulullah in a coma for Anna Majora. Oh my lord, the profits of oh my lord, truly my people have abandoned the Quran.

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When I'm inviting sistema he will or he could have been

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moving. So what makes us think we will be able to say law in the law so easily when music rolls off our tongue and lyrics rolls off our tongue so easily. And the Quran has to struggle to come out of our mouth. There was a doctor and he is a righteous man inshallah we don't overpraise him. He said in his career in a Muslim land. 36 people died in front of him 36 people he would tell them, c'est la ilaha illa Allah. And in his entire career, only one person was able to say la ilaha illa LA. And he would say that now I guarantee you can say it a million times if you want to right now, and everyone thinks it will be able to say it. But out of 36 he only saw one person able to say nothing.

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So test yourself. What rolls off your tongue easily. When you have a close call or you drop something and it breaks. What is the first thing on your tongue? Do you say Bismillah? Subhana Allah now and I had a lot of stuff that a lot or is it a bad word? Oh, sugar, or something else?

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Or do you start damning things because something happened or something broke? So in this dunya Well, you are 100% awake and conscious. The first thing that rolls out of your tongue is something bad, or a bad word. What makes you think you can say law in the law, and it will roll off your tongue easily. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said men can Africa dunya Allah, Allah Jenna, whoever his last speech is in this dunya is a lot he will enter into paradise. And so now, the whole point is not to make you think you will not be of those people ask a lot of xuejun that all of us are those who say that Allah Allah is our final word. But the point is to make us afraid of our bad deeds.

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There was a man his name was done and candy, and he was a singer. And he sat with like kind of a guitar type instrument with his friends on the road. And he was singing and they were clapping and enjoying. So I'm the left and Mr. odo their loved one who he came, and he passed by them, and so they left and he grabbed this man's done and candy. He grabbed him and he shook him and he said, yo when on mass and I had a soul, no kind of a cotton cotton. I said, Oh young man, what an excellent voice this would be if only you were reciting the Quran. or in another narration, he tells him no condom I use mom and pushing the soul to carry out your

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content. And he said if what was heard from your voice was the resist recitation of the Quran content and the meaning you would have been the one people will turn to people who would look to for leadership. And so

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zadan Then he asked the people who was done until

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And that was I'm delighted. He said that was a blessing was the component of the profits that allowed us alone? They said yes. So he ran to me. And he began to cry to him and he broke his instrument and embraced him and he cried and he said key find out what hibou meant Habibullah. He said, How can I not love the one Allah loves? Why does Allah love him? Because in the law you have both been.

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Allah loves those who constantly repent and those who purify themselves. So the man repented. And that's why Mr. Lloyd cried and hugged him, and then stayed with him until he became one of the Imams in the Quran.

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Perhaps some people who listen to this were angered by some of my speech, because it showed fault in something that they love. But remember that we're only calling into something that is more beloved to you. We're calling you to Allah subhanaw taala, to the speech of Allah to the Quran, and no one is offended when he is called to something that is greater. So if you're going to, you're about to eat a meal, and someone invites you to a meal that you love more, do not become offended. And so that's what we're doing. We're calling people. And we're sure that they love Allah more, and that they love the Quran more. We want people to take the position of Imam Malik when he was a young boy,

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and he wanted to become a singer and his mother moved him towards knowledge. And now he's one of the Imams of the oma. today. Islam really and truly needs you to defend it against atheism, to bring people to Allah to teach the youth and to teach the kids their religion and the proper role models to have and to defend it against ideological attacks and political attacks. Your Prophet sallallahu wasallam is being insulted every month in every year, when you plug up your ears with your iPod as if nothing happened. So take this then those who listen to music, take it as your first step, and go home and delete your music files and break your CDs and come back to Allah or turn to him even more.

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I want to conclude by sharing something very personal with you, when I used to listen to music, and I wish to attempt to learn to play guitar. And then I heard that music was hot on but I didn't want to believe it. But I knew that was the truth. Because every time I listened to music, the feeling wasn't the one I was getting now at the classes in the massage and reciting the Quran. So we became more and more convinced that it was haram without reading a single book or article on the topic. And I thought there was no way I can stop listening to music. But what happened was that once I was very busy for two or three days, and I didn't have any time to listen to music, after the two or three

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days were over, I realized that

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I didn't even have the longing for it. And you don't really need to listen to it. There is no addiction. There is no patch, or gum involved in quitting music. I just stopped listening to it. And and there was no shaking or anything of that sort. So it's not that difficult to stop yourself. And one of my family members, I have two brothers and two sisters. And I'm not they don't want me to disclose which one. But one of my family members was still continuing to listen to music.

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And so he or she said that one day

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they saw

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a dream in which the Prophet sallallaahu Selim visited us in our house. And the person his family member said I was very excited when I came to know that the Providence alum is in the rooms in one of our house and he was talking to you meaning me and my mother, we were with the prophets. I said Devin talk to you today. And um, you know, we're from Sudan. So in Sudan when a guest comes you you bring a tray and you put it pour some Pepsi and you bring it to the guest. So she said I want to get Pepsi for the profits of the logo. I didn't said that.

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And when I he went to take, so now throw you off, when he went to take the the drink,

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the person stopped by the bathroom. And in the bathroom, they felt that there was something there the person felt that there was something in the bathroom, he found a baby boy sitting in the bathtub, and he was very cute. And he was singing a song in Arabic ever it Meanwhile, a gentleman will

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take this little boy away from me, this little boy is gonna drive me crazy.

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The person says I looked at him and then I remembered that I have to take the Pepsi. But I was delayed in looking at this boy and I when I got to the room, the profits that allows him was gone. But there was a very strong beautiful odor in the room.

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person says I woke up very happy. And days later, I kept thinking about it. And I started to think about the lyrics of the song. And I realized that the child was adorable, and it was alluring. And it was singing and it made me miss the visit of the prophets of Allah to send them. So it diverted me from the Prophet sallallahu sallam, I was diverted from the process of them because of singing to

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The point that I didn't even see him and didn't show him the hospitality of offering the drink to the guests, and all was left was the scent of the Prophet sallallahu. I said,

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I'll conclude with a verse from the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah says, Allah who really do, and You Tuber la Coco de la Vina Shahada and mutulu Malan avina, Allah subhanaw taala wish for you to return. We wish for you to turn to him and he wish that you would forgive you. But those who follow their lusts and desires want you to turn away from Allah a great deal with that ask Allah azza wa jal and he is going to reward those who put this event together and who will help distribute this lecture. And I would like to thank you also for being

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patient. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept the sincere repentance of all the believers who hear this talk and decide to leave the hat on Allah when asked you to give them strength and bring them closer to you and make them from those whom you love. We ask Allah subhanaw taala that he gives us a good end on this earth. And he makes the last thing we say in this dunya Allah and to make the best day that day when we meet him while he's pleased with us and he enters into Jenna while he is pleased with us. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to show us the truth as clear truth and make us follow it and show us the false with as clear false with and help us abstain from it. I would like to thank

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you for being an attentive audience. And I apologize for going so much over thank you for being patient and ask Allah to make use of those who hear this speech and follow the best of it. And the best of what was said My apologies if I used any phrases that were hurtful or inappropriate, was sort of level

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