Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Let is due to come in a few days from now,
which we see and hear about on television and everywhere else. What is the name of that festival?
I want to talk to you about that. I'm delighted these kids don't know what this was good news.
You know they're a Sega. Needless to say imitation is the most sincere form of praise.
And I add to that, and I say that image imitation is the surest sign of mental slavery.
So what is Valentine's Day?
I did some research. Google knows everything. So I checked Google.
This is what I found in Google. Google says, in ancient Rome, February the 14th, was a holiday to honor Juno the queen of Roman gods and goddesses. The Feast of lupercalia started the next day,
during these times, listen carefully. This is about ancient Rome.
During this time, boys and girls was segregated.
why because it is the fitrah of the human being to be decent.
But that's bad news. You don't want that right.
So what is the however, there was a young, there was a custom where young people began on the eve of the festival of lupercalia. Girls names have written on pieces of paper and inserted into jars and each boy then drew a girl's name from the jar. And they were partners throughout the festival.
So lupercalia was a feast to a heaven God.
pastors and priests of the early Christian church did away with the pagan custom. And how did they do that? usual form of Christianity first you oppose, and then you've got a boo Sokka. So they opposed and when they couldn't afford the sacrament, and they changed the name, and they called it St. Valentine's Day.
And that is the festival
Alhamdulillah we know all the Islamic reasons why celebrating Valentine's Day is haram.
And why all the actions that are associated with it, which is contacting and being alone with boys and girls, non Muharram, flirting, having boyfriends chatting on the internet with girls and boys that you don't know having boyfriends and girlfriends carrying on romances directly or on the internet, and so on are all around. We all know this. I think anybody today any Muslim who can read and write and who has access to the internet knows all this, they cannot claim that they are ignorant enough, not even to know what is haram and halacha. They're doing that, doing it, despite knowing that it is not a matter of doubts.
So why does this happen?
I want to tell you why I think it happens. Why does this festival of shaitan How has it come to be and how is it becoming more and more popular? Especially the affluent Muslim community.
I want you to listen carefully.
I call this the thin edge of the wedge.
The thin edge of the wedge, you know what is a wedge. A wedge is a triangular.
It's like a pyramid. So it's a dry a solid triangle a piece of wood. It has a thin edge and it expands and becomes broad.
When they are cutting a tree a huge tree. You can't just cut it like that. It doesn't fall doesn't cut. So what do they do? They make a small slit and they hammer this wedge into it the thin edge goes in easily under the hammer it until it expands and as it keeps expanding, it cuts down the hole.
And I call this the thin edge of the wedge.
So what did they do?
They use good words. They use they use good words to introduce thoughts into our mind. And then they took the good word and gave it a very different definition.
For example, they use the word freedom.
How many of you are against freedom? What would you What would you say to me if I said freedom is a bad thing?
Would you agree? is freedom a good thing or a bad thing? Good thing, the fight for freedom is a good fight. So when they said freedom, we thought nothing of it which is wonderful. And they said freedoms the freedom to do whatever the word freedom. People must be free. Young people should be free. They should be free to do whatever they want. They should be free to express
themselves, this should be free to express themselves, they must have space.
Yes, you heard all the words like,
do you know what?
We should have asked them questions. We should have said, freedom to do whatever you want. What is that?
What is that whatever you want
to do what we should have asked, What does express themselves be?
We should have asked what is the meaning of the space, you're talking about what space?
Then, if we had asked this question, and we are all used our eyes and ears, we would have discovered what the real definition of freedom as they defined it is. And you know what that definition is? Freedom from all restraints, from all rules of decency, freedom from all that bores the fabric of moral society together, freedom from social and moral responsibility.
Then when you see all these things, you will say, Well, you know, what, isn't that what we used to call anarchy?
And what did they What did they tell us? This is yes. But then, you know, these are your old quaint middle class, frankly, embarrassing backward values.
High tide you jettison all this crap, high time jettison all this baggage,
and join mainstream modern society in the global village.
That's the answer. So now you got a choice. Do you want to be defined
as an old fashioned,
or Chappie who doesn't want to integrate with modern society?
Is that a divergent one likely isn't. But you know, if you get used to the idea of living by other people's definitions for yourself, then you are already a slave.
Then you are already a slave.
They forgot to tell us also that the global village has a dominant culture. And that is the culture of consumerism.
The culture of consumption, the culture of self indulgence, with the only limit being the spending power of your credit card not is not your wallet, the wallet doesn't matter anymore. The money in the pocket doesn't matter anymore. Money in the Bank doesn't doesn't matter anymore. All that matters is your credit worthiness and your credit limit.
forgot to tell us that no matter what your credit limit is, one day, you have to pay for what do you buy?
The whole of America discovered recently,
the whole of Europe discovered recently
that what you pay
what you buy, you have to pay
may not be today, but definitely tomorrow. And I notice I'm not even talking about the actual payment, the actual accountability of Allah subhanaw taala that's a different matter. You have to end up having to pay in this world itself.
The power to tell us that in the process of creating this society is great, modern, free society of the global village.
It was necessary to create a high degree of irresponsibility.
A sense that only I matter.
And the rest of the world could go to hell. I don't care. I don't care me. I
am the only thing which matters and the rest of the world and go to hell.
Each man for himself or herself when the devil takes the last.
Remember all these Mahabharata English language
you know in this kind of society, family is a bad word.
Family is a six letter word. We know what four letter word right? There are words of other kinds of six letter words.
And there's a 14 letter word which is even worse than that, which is responsibility count the number of letters
because in a society where you want to promote irresponsibility, responsibility is a curse.
And you know why?
You know why family is a bad word.
And you know why responsibility is a bad word and you know why responsible people are bad news
because responsible people say
See what they say. They don't spend
the concern. They don't waste. They became they become sedate. They don't follow fads and trends. They don't they don't change, don't change. Don't change shoes and socks and shirts and whatever else.
Unless there is a material reason to do that.
responsible people don't support consumerism, and responsible people are bad news.
So the family must be destroyed.
Clearly, the family is bad news. So they will break up families, families, the bad news.
The How do you break up families.
To break up families, you have to encourage promiscuity and the morality
because as long as there is responsibility, and as long as there is moral, moral morality, families will be supported. So you want to break up a family, you have to encourage promiscuity, and immoral.
But you can call it that you can say well, you know what my aim is to encourage the morality people will throw you out. So what do you do? you invent another word? And what's that word? Now the nice word, adult consent.
Good phrase, adult consent. you invent this good word, what the what the invention of freedom and space and, and so on? What what that is, I'll give you another one adult consent.
Now, what's wrong with being adult? Isn't that what you tell all these kids grow up, become an adult. So now the kid is an adult. So that's good news. He's doing what? You asked him to become an adult, they become an adult.
So adults, being an adult is what is being able and having the freedom to take decisions about your own life, without anyone else having the right to interfere.
Right. If two adults want to do something, who is anyone else, whether it is society, or the law, or religion, or anyone else, to dictate what they should do?
in a free society, they want to do something Who are you to say I can do this I can do that.
The whole point of being an adult is that I have the right to do whatever I want.
So now you are seeking to curtail my
Somebody who wants to curtail somebody else's freedom.
You call him an oppressor.
You call him a dictator?
See the thin edge of the wedge see the power of language to change thoughts and minds and cultures and ideas and values of society.
So adult consent came into being because the opposite of freedom is oppression and oppression is a bad thing right?
Now the take the fight for freedom to its next stage, and that is to divine who is an adult? So adults age of consent used to be 21 years is too long,
People mature long before that was that bring it down? Let's have an 18 year
So let's make it 16.
The typical 16 year old
I wasn't standing here I describe that.
So if you are an adult at 16, then you should be given the right to exercise your freedom.
How do they promote and make promiscuity acceptable in a society that insists on decency and morality?
How do you make promiscuity acceptable in a society which insists on decency and morality?
What did they invented another good word was the word love.
Man what's more beautiful than law?
Some said God is law.
You know the real four letter word behind that love which was hidden and if you if you have what I think you have in mind, go watch them.
That four letter word is also starts with an L
Now how do you promote this?
How do you promote your take your accent problems up to this guy these guys have got brain so handling via via word we've lost or our intelligence. The agents of shaitan have no brain. How do you promote lust?
Make a festival
make a festival
call it Valentine's Day.
So what's the harmony?
Little boys and girls?
your definition of little adorable little is
some are not.
Some are not so little so that at the end after the after Valentine's Day suborbital ones happen.
So little boys and girls are expressing their love for each other. They're only sending flowers. You know what, what's wrong with that? But remember,
originally, even Christian clergy oppose it. But then
what's the real agenda behind Valentine's Day?
You know, I always talk about Focus. Focus on one thing.
Learn from the enemies in regard learn from your friends. What is their focus?
Their focus is consumers.
They don't care about anything else. Everything else is designed to promote consumers.
Now Valentine's Day
is to promote the consumerist culture, the real agenda, give people reasons to spend more and more, let them express love
my flowers flour, buy this buy who's buy whatever, whatever, whatever.
And then of course, since we're using this beautiful word laughs
What is that make those who say this is haram What does it make them look like? What do you call them?
You call them killjoy?
That's the best one best named killjoy moolah.
Our big kill Dr. moolah who says Valentine's Day is
said loudly because I want you to be my witness on the Day of Judgment inshallah Duvall as well.
And what is the worst that you can say? Islam is terrorists retarded backward, oppressive.
Invent as many as you want.
Now, what did Allah subhanaw taala tell us about these festivals of shaida?
are the festivals and what does that do? specifically?
Allah subhanaw taala said Yeah.
there are many other is on the same theme, but basically Allah Allah says, Oh man can we can use that which is lawful and good halala clean on the earth and do not follow the footsteps of Siva.
Very, he is to you and open enemies. What does he do? shaitaan commands you only what is evil
and shameful fascia.
And that you should say against Allah, what you know not.
People freely distribute fatwas about how everything is actually
So how do you make promiscuity acceptable in a society that insists on decency and morality?
Another excellent way.
Another excellent a very powerful way is through advertisements, serials, movies, television,
bodies, bollywood and Hollywood and all the commercial product and service advertisements do Cardinal jobs supreme Java chipping away at the bastions of social models, until what was unmentionable a decade ago, becomes fashionable in this decade.
We got it entertainment. We call it being progressive.
We call it being moderate.
We call it
And those who don't subscribe are squares.
They are stuck in the mud.
They are wet blankets.
And that's the thin edge of the wedge. Once it gets into the doorway, the rest is inevitable. It's only a matter of time.
So we thought nothing of a biscuit advertisement that showed a scantily dressed woman lunging languidly on a couch.
We thought nothing of an ice cream advertisement which showed a woman holding a stick of ice cream and licking it.
And I won't tell you what that reminded you of. It didn't remind you of that, then probably something wrong.
We thought nothing of a Pocket PC ad that focus more on the curve of the buttock supporting the pocket than on the PC.
And all the way we can afford it ourselves with the thought that all of these are only billboards, and featuring some women, and those women are called I don't even know them personally and they are not related to me and so on. And we made all these excuses which are how can this hurt? Okay in the modern world,
then whatever we did not see or we chose not to see the real agenda. What's the real agenda, social engineering,
social engineering, changing the standards of society, changing what is acceptable and what is not changing what is considered taboo and what is not moving something from unthinkable to ask aspirational. Think about that the shift,
not as acceptable, aspirational.
At one time, it was something you wouldn't touch with a 10 foot bars for if somebody talked about that you lost him as a cashier on a high on a very basic walk in a beautiful jacket
You did not think it could be done.
But just look at the way advertising and films have changed over the last three decades. And you will see how things that our parents generation would have had a heart attack to see don't even attract a comment from us. We don't even talk about things.
You got to get used to that.
But ask why do you need a woman's naked body to sell ice cream?
Isn't that oppression? Isn't that oppression of women? So what do
you see she is doing it on her own freewill.
Just like playing tennis in a microskirt. Wearing a burqa is oppression.
hijab is oppression. So then you fall you say, Well, you know what she's reading a book on freewill.
book is not religion, if you don't believe me.
So Buddha must be banned. So you say well, you know what, forcing people to take clothes off is as much oppression as forcing them to put them on, isn't it?
You can understand.
You can understand there's no point in arguing with you. You can understand but you know what? Also, it doesn't matter if you don't understand because you don't matter.
You don't matter, you too old fashioned and too out of date.
We watched my brothers and sisters we watched and if you continue to watch May Allah give us some sense. We watched premarital extramarital relationship scenes in movies in the name of storyline. And we marveled at the acting skill of the actors.
And then suddenly, one day our children were the actors.
And it was not a movie anymore.
It was not a movie anymore.
When we watched the movie, we never thought that similar thing will happen in our own homes.
But tell me why aren't we accepting the New World Order when we paid to watch the moon?
Was it not we you told our children that premarital or extra marital sex was okay when we want
The movie together as a family
was it not we gave our children the message that our models had changed, and that it was no longer necessary for them to take us as role models. But instead, it was okay for them to take the actors and actresses as worthy of emulation. Do we not give this message?
Don't we know that people do not listen with their ears? Don't we know that these people listen with their eyes?
People don't listen with their ears. People listen with their eyes. This they believe and they do what they see not what they are told.
Then game television,
and the library serials, each one ending on a day or a lot of suspense that ensured that we watched what happened The next day, bold and beautiful, which may have been more deserving or doodle.
Relationships of men and women which eventually got so confused that this woman who used to be the wife of the Father, one day was together.
And simultaneously she was having an affair with somebody else.
What freedom brilliant, what freedom.
And where was all this happening? This was happening in home where women were in
extra marital relationships were displayed and watched with great interest with full details.
Completely without shame.
Why? Because of course, we believe that it couldn't happen to us.
And what we were, what we were watching was only acting.
And for those of us who are the watchers exclusively of National Geographic, cricket, football, talk shows, Animal Planet or the news.
What did we have?
What did we have? Between in the breaks of the matches? We had monkeys dancing on the feet?
You call them What?
cheerleaders, monkeys dancing on the feet.
pushing the boundaries of desire, pushing the boundaries of daring.
What are the sports page in Deccan Chronicle tell you at the back. It's not a sports page anymore. It says vague about the affairs of sports people.
It tells you which football doesn't really have any goals this sport, it tells you that he ran through the streets of Argentina naked. This is sports news. Because it's news made by a sports person.
How many letters of protest to the editor Have you seen in the same Deccan Chronicle?
You understand what I'm saying? What things becoming acceptable?
pushing the boundaries of desire challenging norms, making the impossible possible.
Once again, think of the words challenging not make the impossible possible. Sounds like a good thing or a bad thing.
Good thing, brilliant. That's the whole spirit of entrepreneurship.
The old spirit of leadership is to make the impossible possible. Yeah.
the word is the same. That definition is not
the thin edge of the red, my brothers and sisters was inserted in the doorway, and had very effectively worked its way in the door was now wide open. So now we go the whole hog and what's that? homosexuality?
And you thought before you start screaming stop and all that.
It's all about freedom.
It's about concerns
about who's an adult.
And remember, you agreed with all of this concept before that. You agreed the freedom is a good thing. You agreed consent to the good thing. You agreed that the person becomes an adult at 16 you agree that to follow the norms of society as depicted by actors and actresses and to reject the norms depicted by all ama and by the parents was okay.
You agree to all of this.
So are you not? Well, you're not right in the forefront, fighting for the freedom of society with those people. Well, you're not.
You're too stupid to understand what you're doing. That's your problem. That's not their problem.
You're right there with them.
So now what do they do? They push you aside.
They say goodbye or
And my brothers and sisters if you don't believe me, ask the children
ask the children
in 1993. In the Washington gay parade, they chanted and carried placards. And you know what the chant was and what the placards have written on them.
They said, We're here. We're queer, and we are coming after your children.
You say it's not natural, right? You say homosexuality is not natural. Neither is ice cream. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.