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My name is Mr. Hussein and I like to welcome you all to Tennessee's first ever conference on the topic of addiction. Right, the program is called trapped and in some way shape or form we are all trapped in, in our habits and so you guys are in for a treat we have some very special guests that will be speaking about addiction and it will be beneficial for each and every one inshallah
I'd like to make a couple of
announcements regarding housekeeping rules if you have a cell phone please put it on vibrate or turn them off we do not want any interruptions while the speakers are giving the lecture inshallah so if you have a phone please put it on vibrate inshallah.
And also if you have any young children who may you know possibly interrupt or anything like that we do you have daycare that is available, did you just have to register shaula
and it's, it's right next door.
So today's topic of discussion is addiction, right? We are all trapped in addiction. The question we must ask ourselves is why?
Why and how have we become addicted to the things that our desires yearn for?
inshallah, but without further ado, inshallah, I just wanted to touch bases and give a brief introduction about about addiction.
First, we have speaking today
is going to be introduction to addiction addiction by
imaam Kareem Abizaid is a very well renowned speaker from Colorado and they shall live all with a give a warm welcome to among Korean members
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Masha Allah, Allah illallah wa who lashley Kela was shadow Mohammedan Abu who was a solo Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Muhammad in our in a lot more salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Muhammad in fill in
Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayyidina Muhammad in film Allah illallah wa ala hometeam
by the respective brothers and sisters in Islam as salam aleikum wa rahmatullah moto la Geeta, Allah wa barakato
as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
I came flying for three hours from Colorado to be with you Shinobi and shift brother Muhammad also from New York. So we need a welcome a warm welcome. And please if you want to encourage us you know to be Yani good guys that we treat you well. There is no need to club you know clubbing is for the sisters in the salon, when the Imam messes up. But when Muslims get excited what they say what they do, that we you know, when we say abattoir, we get a fastener. But the queries for our respected sisters insha Allah, if the Imam messes up in the Salah
to get his attention yet, so I'm supposed to excite you introduce the conference to you when introduced the subjects of the conference, and the significance of the conference and the importance of the topics and the context of these topics, which we will cover. We understand that we will be addressing addictions trapped and that is why the conference is called trapped, because in a way, addictions certain things which we do. They cannot travel
They control us, they fashion our lives to some extent, they shape our behaviors. And by the way, addictions doesn't necessarily necessarily means being addicted to a substance like marijuana like drugs. It can be a behavior, a behavior that you're used to without sexual behavior, or any other behavior in Sharla. But let me in the time I have introduced the conference and the context of the topics of this conference to you.
First of all, Islam tells us about our body
and the fact that in this body, there is a limb.
There is a key to your success, a key to your failure.
That limb is called the heart. And I'm talking about the spiritual heart, not the physical heart. For example, had he not many of the machines are available on Houma while having the flu fairy. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says an Albanian one horror movie, lol is crystal clear. Haram is crystal clear. And then towards the end of the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Allah in field just read the Moodle. Indeed in your body, there is a limb. If that limb is sound
healthy, the rest of the body will be sound and healthy. And if that limb is corrupts, it will lead to the corruption of the rest of the limbs in your body.
In fact, just to show you the importance of that limb, Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't look but to your limb back to the slim in your body.
Elisa, Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not look at your bodies, nor
at your shapes, how handsome good looking you are, how beautiful you are. But Allah subhanho wa Taala looks at your hearts and the actions that come as a result of this heart with a wicked or whether right. In fact, the trials and we believe as Muslims that we were brought into this world to be tested. This life we have here is a test. In fact, these tests, trials and tribulations are normally presented to the hot dog
poo because we'll have Siri out there now the
the trials the tests are presented to the horse. Some hearts ended up sucking it, loving it, falling into the traps of it
and some hearts start fooling around kicks it back.
So the Phaeton are presented into the hearts
the Quran and the Sunnah was revealed for that limb.
Imagine the revelation of loss of Hannah what Allah brought down the Quran and the Sunnah for that limb to take care of.
Allah Subhana Allah says Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Surah suara we're in a hoolahan zero, Allah, Allah Allah de mesilla v hillgrove. Meanwhile,
this revelations from the Lord of all that exists, the rubella mean jabril ra Salam revealed it into your heart. Official cough in the feed le Kayla decarli man can Allah who can boon our alpha sama Shaheed, indeed in this revelation, there is a reminder for the one who has a living heart. Again, a spiritual heart. We all have medical hearts. We all have that physical heart, but we're talking about the spiritual hots for this lemon is so important and Subhanallah
when this whole
This tested it normally
get sick in two areas.
And by the way, I was notified that at the end of each session.
At the end of each session, you're going to be asked three questions, and there will be prizes.
If you're after some prizes, this is an area idea, one of the questions is going to be
The type of diseases which contaminate your hearts.
The scorers came up with two major areas under each brand, or category can come sub categories.
shuba memorize those two, if we asked me the questions, what are the type the two types of two types?
Just to make it easy. You mentioned the two types of diseases that can protect our hearts or contaminate our hearts or corrupt our hearts whatever verb you want to use here.
Type number one shubo head
type number two, shower, shampoo hot shower. What do you mean by shampoo had misconceptions pertaining to the religion
not understanding the revelation properly,
that you become a mortgagee
that you're someone who doesn't pray. And when you ask your brother, how come you don't pray.
Like we said yesterday,
misconception or you become extremists, and that's one of the subjects actually extremism
that we're gonna address because that's a problem that we have people who look like us. And they go and bombi people like this just randomly like this and kill people like this. And the people who are dying, they are saying a Chateau La ilaha illAllah Obama says Allahu Akbar.
That's a misconception,
misunderstanding of the religion.
And that, by the way, that disease, that in the area of the knowledge of the religion, that's, and that's how you're treated. That's why knowledge is the key. That's why you're here. You're sacrificing a beautiful Saturday, in the city of Nashville, Nashville, the state of Tennessee, to come and sit in front of us Why? To learn, because that will remove a lot of misconceptions pertaining to the religion of Islam. And it will help you.
And I want to tell you that that type of disease actually emerged
at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But it reached the top of the line at the time of the Sahaba.
Imagine we had a sect in Islam that assume that
bad things about the religion, and they ended up fighting the Sahaba the companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. They fought Alibaba.
Alibaba, the same to them, Abdullah who
won our dB. One our dB.
He removed the misconceptions that they had third of them.
Other account says half of them made tava and they went back to it, who we said we're sorry, misconceptions.
The other type which really our focus, if you look at these drugs, alcohol, pornography, social media,
our focus really in this conference in the area of the whims and desires. We call it Shahada.
that you love, a certain will desire that causes you to develop a pattern
of behavior. You become addicted to it. You can't leave it and you trapped.
You're trapped into this. Now Subhanallah like I mentioned a minute ago, that the Revelation the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam initially was meant
to immunise to protect us from follow from falling into these traps
whether the area of Chicago has
Or the area of Shahada,
the area of misconceptions, misunderstanding the religion
or the area of whims and desires. So Allah subhanaw taala actually revealed to us the Quran and the sooner
if we understand it properly, if we implement it in our lives, will protect ourselves against these epidemics against these epidemics.
But what if you already fallen into it?
There is no hope, who said that? There is hope? There is cue. And that's why we're here. And that was mentioned also in the Quran. Allah Subhana, Allah says, or known as zero mean, and
now Who is she fell?
We reveal from the Quran, what can kill you and Allah started with the cue. That means because we're all sinners, we're all weak. A lot of us fall into these traps, because of ignorance not knowing, not knowing,
not being educated about it. That is where Allah subhanaw taala in the verse started with the she felt that the revelation can help you leave these addictions come out of these traps.
immunity that if you implement it in the first place, you will not fall into these traps. But what happened? We're human, we're weak, and we ended up going through the Phaeton and absorbing it and so forth.
So remember the question, the two types of diseases that can corrupt our hearts name them? Here is a no that something and they're going to ask you give you a prize. I don't have anything.
That's at the end, Doris.
Here is another question that is going to be also in the test
which is more difficult.
Now I'm asking you which of the two is more difficult
and more beloved to shape on?
Wednesday desires? No.
You want to know why?
Because no one who drinks alcohol knows he's wrong.
One law if you sing the blues even if you call it spiritual drinks,
you still feel guilty about
the one who smokes marijuana. Even if he calls it medical marijuana. He knows it's bad. That's why they keep asking that [???] has medical marijuana. Heroin kills them? Yes. They keep asking for medical marijuana. Yes, they keep another checkmark Yes. He's gonna keep ask. Even if someone tells him Yes, no, it is not haram you can do it. He's still gonna ask. And if mama haka sub wa[???]a
sin is something that x
is lexicon a lot, a lot of Muslims in America, they already purchase their houses that they've been living through mortgage.
And they basically in effect, what if somebody they still ask,
is mortgage halal or haram? They still ask and they will keep ask. Even if they get some they still ask because they know
But the problem was the misconceptions. What is that extra theory theory one of the predecessors of this oma scholars of Hadith. He says, I'll be the Hubble era shall upon the middle khedira
is better. You being in gold into
exercising, innovative act in the religion of Islam, something that was not revealed, is more beloved to Satan than a major sin.
Why? Because the person who does the bit that believes that
he is right.
The person who adopts the wrong methodology, the wrong ideology of Islam, he believes that he is right. And he is going to join number one.
And he would actually advocate for the people who go and bomb Muslims. They believe that they are wrong two gentlemen, that's what he's saying.
that's the only problem. He will Kabira if he sits in a lecture like this and the shift Mashallah is gonna talk about Toba and talk about coming back to Allah. He may shed a tear.
He may go to
a shadow is lesser
impact, but it affects us. I'm not saying it's Helen. Okay, I hope that's not what you're understanding. I'm not saying it's Helen. So this conference brothers and sisters in Islam, you're noticing the style of only one subject, our focus really is going to be in the area of the whims and desires because teaching the knowledge teaching them heathen teaching, that could be another theme inshallah for a future conference in order to address you know, the proper way of understanding the names and the attributes of Allah, understanding the subject of will further understand, because these are the misconceptions that people have about the religion of Islam. But our focus, as you
could see myself and the machine, there is only one subject which we will cover in sha Allah in the area of knowledge, the area of misconceptions, that people who take the extreme, take the far left, and they end up, you know, becoming extremist, the type of ISIS and these groups that develop every now and then, and we're going to talk about their ideology and how people find themselves into this. The question that you should have here, this is the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talks about someone who is a Muslim, devout Muslim,
but yet, he is trapped into a sin or two that he can't leave.
He can't abandon.
Does the sooner I talk about this?
Yes, I actually came across a hadith combine Thema Pavani, the middle one mergeable. Also
was authenticated by [???]al alvernia Rahim Allah and emerita is Abdullah.
Abdullah Abdullah says, he heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
may or may not be the movement Illa Allah who
your widow who
every believer has a sin.
The prophet SAW Selim did not say Muslim,
Muslim. And you know, if you're into Islamic theology, you would know that there is a difference between a Muslim and a movement. Even though these are alpha Majolica, cultural Islam. But, you know, a believer, that's a higher level, a Muslim is one level down.
men in hybrid the movement, every believer,
will ohada neph
Nikita feel safe enough to feel much more limited. When you negate a noun that doesn't have that definite article.
You're saying everyone basically
feels a little more
elevated that may or may not be the moment every believing slave, but he has a sin.
That he goes to sin, He goes to every now and then.
That's addiction being trapped.
Brothers and sisters in Islam, I prepared something to show you the difference between the habits and addictions. that those are two different things and I will present this at the very end of my presentation. But I want to give you this view the way that I am presented in his literature.
We go back to the heart again.
Imagine your heart
to be a sponge.
Now, the whims and desires are presented to this heart.
When you say stuff,
you turn away.
The sponge is kept
in Good evening.
you fall into the sun
Are you committing it or after you have committed it you say a stone
but when you send a box thing placed on this port
when you say a stone
that dark stain is removed
What if you do not say a stop through law and you keep sinning?
The heart sucks it
imagine placing an ink pen on a sponge
if you place it and remove it right away yeah there will be other he can easily wash it. But if you keep the pink pen on that sponge for a Muay Thai what is going to happen to that thing
will penetrate the heart
it becomes a trait of the heart. Mallika
difficult for you to watch the end. You'll have to cry. I'm sorry. Forgive him. He'll take me out of this
comes very hard.
That's why you were trapped.
And it gets you you're committed. You see as you go back because it's encrypted.
You let it it became like a lion
that you have to find out
the honeys is not over here.
Then boon Whoa, okay. He assumed that he can constantly commits
lay you fiery poo, Telmo? He will not leave it until he dies.
But he is the key for innaloo Mina, Julio comma funa. Tannen, the word why, because the believer is to face tests and trials. But here it is. That's what makes him still a believer. he repents. When he falls into the same irritants, even though he goes back to it, but he repents, necessary.
He suffered forgetful, sometimes we forget out of weakness. But when we are reminded, we will go back to Allah subhana wa, Amana.
He was filled with the theme that meaning is in the forum, talking about the righteous will serve your will among Filipinos Ravi Kumar jannetty navasana, what will avoid that,
look at this hasting raised one another two. Gentlemen, the width is the heavens and the earth prepared for the righteous and the pious. Look at one of the attributes of the righteous and the pious in the verses and Allah when Medina is a
patient and Allah.
Those if they commit fascia
basically movements that is adultery or whatever leads to adultery.
Or they wronged themselves. That common law has a stand for we live in will be him. They will remember Allah Subhana Allah and Allah will forgive the sins for shareholders. What? We're all guilty of this. Don't Britain? Has it been for Allah subhanho wa Taala protecting our honor.
There was one of the schools early schoolers Mohamed de Blasio says if sins would have a smell, no one would do sit next to me.
For we're all trapped in our own little addictions can be 123. And the way to go about it, it's in the area if it is in the area of knowledge, you teach yourself the proper religion, if it is in the area of whims and desires taqwa
that you make Toba and you engage in doing righteousness and piety, it will be five minutes but there is a third question that will be asked, What is the difference between habits and addictions? And I have to tell you that this is from online.
You see I did some homework.
a habit is something that you choose to do.
Addiction No. Something that you find yourself into
substance which the brain produces. They call it dopamine.
You know, it gives you that spike in the mood and then you miss it, you go back to it until you develop a pattern of behavior that you're actually willing to kill for that substance. And if you are to give it up, there is severe withdrawal. But I have it like drinking coffee in the morning. I mean, we all do.
We all do drinking coffee in the morning. You know, you could stop drinking coffee, you're gonna have headache the first day, but in two, three days, it will be gone.
But smoking marijuana.
That's gambling. pornography. No, that's addiction.
addiction. And by the way, actions, if you engage, indulge in it more, you're going to need more different to habits. habit, you can drink one cup of coffee every day, you can keep doing this until the end of your life.
And sometimes you end up drinking decaf, and you don't know about it, if you don't know about it, you're gonna be okay. But the more you fulfill the needs of your addictions, the more you need, not only that, the quality has to change. And that's why we say a substance of medical marijuana is difficult. Why? Because it will lead you to obeah to hashish and then it will lead you to sniffing
because that will not satisfy you anymore. You need a bitter, harder, stronger, sharper drug to still provide you with that substance do the mean that makes you high fat. These are
some of the differences between the two. They're asking me to stop in sha Allah, but they say adduction dependency upon a particular substance or behavior, that he can't live without it. And it's always negative, always negative. Sometimes suppiler Allah,
it will lead you to
losing your lives because of the addiction towards that substance. And we know that people who have gotten far with drugs with you know, sniffing it, they are willing to sacrifice their life for it. Furness, Allah subhana wa Tada, favela. Incluso bellami. For this is a short presentation to the conference. We're going to talk about those two diseases, whims and desires focus on that misconceptions regarding the religion. Focus on that in one side of su inshallah, there is questions the brothers are going to be asking you in Sharla. Okay, what is the difference between habits
Okay, you choose him?
Yeah, we should give him a microphone. Oh,
no, no, no looking at the notes.
Because I said the questions already. addictions are like, you know, it's wrong. And the more you do it, the more you have to do it because you feel like you do. But and he gave me an example. So like, there's this random dude, that's like drinking cigars. And then like smoking marijuana, will he stay smoking marijuana or will he need more stuff?
to do and more? He's doing it. Right. But, but he knows it's wrong. He's gonna ask other people as well. But habits is things that you can choose to do. Like you can play video games and
choose it because you feel good when you play it.
Okay, when one passes will pass.
Okay, the second question let's choose a sister with your permission email. inshallah. What is the two types of diseases which contact the hearts
Can you explain any some, just give an idea
So SR is done
shovelhead is when misconception and misunderstanding of Islam and sugar
shahabad is when you know what's wrong but you still keep on doing it Like what?
Like say for drinking for example? Yeah, so whims and desires
which is more favorable to Satan
Why? Because it's a misconception because the person who does it the person who does the beta he believes that this is the religion
it's a compound ignorance not assemble
the last question insha Allah and by the way, I only hinted to this in my lecture and those who are focused are going to be what is that treatment for the first disease and the treatment for the second disease?
Two words I'm looking for two words the treatment for the first disease yes problem.
The first disease which is misconception in the religion, how do you treat that?
Okay pass How do you treat misconceptions in the religion? One word?
The first word was revealed than the most knowledge knowledge read the second one The question is not over yet. The second one How do you treat whims and desires?
withdraw one word
magic me Taka for Nana boo.
Okay, repentance is a component of that. I'm looking for one word I mentioned. Repentance is correct, brother. I want to tell you repents is correct. Math is a component of the world. Toba. Toba is the same as repentance
is one word that I mentioned in the lyrics. Taco taco. Here you go my man taco. Taco comes repentance comes as the fall comes recitation of the Koran come Salah comes engaging in righteous deeds. We call this stuff before Atilla
Chef Karima, who said for that beautiful introduction into the nature of addiction and how we as Muslims need to approach it.
I just want to remind everybody that if you have questions, please write them down on your note cards and then keep them in the note cards of volunteers will be coming around to collect them so that we have them all ready to go. So please, if you have questions, get them on the note cards. We'll get them collected so that we can get them all to our speakers later on. So coming up to talk is
the chef Mohamed el chinhoyi who is a researcher at the yaqeen Institute, and he's going to be talking to us about the nature of addiction to technology, which is a