Channel: Khalid Yasin
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You know today I hear
that a lot of the young Muslim Brothers, young ones,
they want to pack their bags.
They want to pack their bags and they want to get a plane and go to Syria. They want to do jihad.
They didn't make didn't make Hajj yet, but they want to make jihad.
So let's examine this here. We're not saying that a young man should not have the feeling in his heart to make jihad, a legitimate jihad. What is a legitimate theater of jihad? We're not saying that something is wrong with that. No, but he should have a mentor, a mentor, a guide, a leader and a man a value learner who approves his feeling
because that Wali llama, that Eman that Amir should find out from that young man. What are his local responsibilities? Like a man came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam? And he said O Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam Can I go to Jihad?
So the prophet SAW him said to him,
is there anybody to take care of your mother, your parents? He said, No, it's just me. So the person said, No,
you stay and take care of your mother, you stay and take care of your parents. And that is a Jihad for you.
But today, the young men, they don't have to ask nobody.
They own a computer at nighttime looking at Facebook and YouTube and looking at what's going on. And then they just say I'm gonna disappear. I'm just going logbook.
So the one that guided him was shake Google
or shake YouTube.
or shake Facebook?
Well, you don't really have to face anybody, you know, faces why people like Facebook, because you don't really have to face the truth.
People spend all night, some of the brothers, some of the brothers who have the most powerful thoughts and criticisms about different things. They spend their time not speaking to the people and speaking to the issues themselves, but they speak into a computer screen.
You know, hide behind a screen, they seem like they'd like a gorilla.
But when they come out in the daytime, and you examine the level of their social responsibility, then you find out they really Mickey Mouse.
We're not saying that young people should not have that feeling.
We're not saying that you should not have hot water in your house. But you know,
if you go inside them glass showers and pull the door and you don't gauge the water, right? And you just cut the water on and it's too hot, you might jump through that glass.
And it's the same thing with life. If you don't have somebody to control you, to advise you to set the parameters for you. You're not going to make no jihad, you're just going somewhere to get killed, or you're going somewhere to kill somebody. And you don't even know who to kill. Because in the case of Syria, you don't know anybody. Why don't they just say I'm the enemy.
I don't care if they facet, my Aussie Muslim
vaanam whatever, but they don't have on no t shirts that say I am with the volume.
So who are you going to kill?
You're going to kill anybody that somebody pointed
say he the enemy, and you're gonna kill somebody, or you're gonna yourself, don't be killed, you don't know who you're gonna be killed by, nor do you know who you're gonna kill just you want to go somewhere kill somebody.
You want to feel what it is to have on a military uniform, you want to feel what it is to have a gun in your hands. You want to feel what it is to be marching and all that you're gonna take pictures of yourself and send it back to your homeboys and say, check me out.
But the same young brothers, most of them
when they left, they didn't have a job.
When they left, they didn't finish school.
They left their mother, they left their sisters, they left their daughters, and they left their wives
chasing something that they believe is a nostalgic dream called fighting in the way of Allah.
The same brothers, before they left, they was not able to get up for the fudger prayer.
Because if you sit on the computer all night long, if you sit in the club smoking that, hopefully bubbly,
if you're watching YouTube all night, and on Facebook talking with your homeboys,
you can't get up for the budget.
So I say, if you can't beat the sheets, you ain't gonna beat nobody nowhere else.
So we need to put things within context, we need to put things within their proper place. The young brothers and the young sisters, they need to serve their family.
They need to serve their husbands or wives need to serve their children. They need to serve that neighborhood, they need to serve the society, because of the society and its institutions gave to you the freedom, the Liberty, the resources, the education, and all the things that you have living in Europe,
you have to be grateful.
And the prophet SAW Sam, he said,
Whoever is nice, whoever is not grateful towards the people.
They cannot be grateful to work a lot.
First of all, sister and brothers,
the issue is not phone line. First of all, that's not even the issue.
If you didn't use a phone, and you didn't use the radio, are you didn't have a newspaper, or you didn't have a computer. Or if you didn't use a television, you wouldn't even know what was going on in Syria, you'd be concerned about your own neighborhoods.
The fact that we have these fiber optics and telecommunications, it has brought Syria and the rest of the world into our living room. But it doesn't mean that we have to react to everything that comes into our living room. What we need to do is act within our own capacity. We are not the champions of the world. And we are not the policemen of the world. We are responsible you see for ourselves and our families, and what is outside of ourselves and families and the resources that we have. We make dogs and our dog.
Our dog is as effective as anything else that we can do. So I don't say that Syria as a country, what's going on in that country. That is not important for us to address. But there are many ways that we can address it, that do not take us out of our own responsibility. We can get close, we can send medicine, we can send food, we can send money, there's so many things we can send equipment. That's what we can do. Because the prophet SAW stem said that a person that supplies a Mujahid with a horse, that they will get the same rewards that the Mujahid gets. So I think that we need to just think about the issue based upon priority. And this is why we need to take nnessee have that young
man who wanted to go make Jihad he thought the nasiha of the prophets, a lot of Islam. So therefore, should not the young men who's living in this country or in America, whatever, shouldn't they take the naseeha of a Wali or somebody who's responsible for the Muslims? I say yes. But if you don't want to do that, just because in your mind, you believe it is a line
of fire, or whatever the case might be that you just act on it because that's how you feel. I say that's one of our major problems, that we are acting as individuals and we're not acting with nothing.
See her and with szura. This is my statement. I'm not demeaning or undermining anyone who wants to go wherever they want to go to a place where they think is a legitimate fear of jihad.
I'm telling them, look before you leap,
because sometimes you can jump up off the diving board and go into the air and do a spin and look down and find out there's no water in the pool.
That means you had it for a bad decision.
So our near should always be within the context of serving humanity,
serving the issues of Islam, serving the Muslims.
And if you want to serve the Muslims, the best Muslim to serve first,
your aquabion your neighborhood, your neighbors, the society where you live.
This is not the first time that Muslims killed other Muslims. This is not the first time that Muslim so called Muslim rulers or fools, there's no this is not the first time that they raped each other's women. This is not the first time they did that. This happened just 4050 years after the prophet SAW slam.
But did the cantilever did Ali rajala on all the Muslims to make jihad against other Muslims? No. So you know, brothers, I think we got to be real careful that we don't get emotionally involved in something, and that we start making tech fear on people from a distance. Allah He knows best villain is no.
And we are against the wall.
But what my question was not that it's illegitimate for brothers to go there. Not that it's illegitimate for them to engage in that kind of endeavor. I didn't say that, I said that they need to examine the base of where they are before they go. And they need to have naseeha from the wall, you will have the area where they are, they need to think about their mothers and their sisters and their brothers and their daughters, and the society and their neighbors, and what they have done and what they have built up and what they have planted and what they have committed to the society where they are, and not just jump up and go someplace from a point of emotion, they just may do are they
watching the TV, they're looking at YouTube, they read the newspaper, they just get fed up and frustrated, say I'm gonna kill them niggas.
You know, albondigas, black niggas, white niggas, whatever kind of niggas they are.
So we got to be careful from where the Neo comes from, and the promises and warned us about that. And all I'm trying to do is put some brakes on the brothers, that's all I'm trying to do. I ain't trying to stop them from where they're going. I'm gonna tell them hey, brothers, put the brakes on.
Think about things before you go.
Make sure that you have sought counsel.
It's tough to call back. Check yourself, see what your motivations really are. See who you have consulted. Look around yourself and see if you have missed something before you left. You left the house is burning down. You've gone way across town to put a fire out and your own house is on fire.
That's my concern. Allah knows best.
For me, I say I believe in my heart to the best of my ability. I believe I have love an attachment to the
self a solid
roseola. And I believe that that is my conviction. That's what I'm struggling for. To stay upon that to the best of my ability within my capacity. But you know,
some young brothers, they will say, other chef he ate that. He don't even call himself Salafi. he's a
he's a coup to be. he's a
he's a dis and he's a dad.
And they spend their times at night on hiding behind computer screens.
using Facebook, sending missiles out. slandering the leaders of the Muslims, slandering the lecturers slandering the doodad and calling to themselves could
be melody for the whole. They all think they are the ones
May Allah forgive them. May Allah give them something better to spend their time for.
But I would like to just tell the young brothers and the young sisters, if you spend two or three hours at night hiding behind the screen talking about the issues of the world of the Muslims, you're just a coward