A Sign of the Hour – True or False

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[REVIEWED] Assalamu'alaikum, Don't believe everything you see or hear, Subhanallah, especially online, you see things and you know, you think this is real, you hear something you think, Wow, this report is sounding so real, it is real. You start forwarding it and you spread ignorance and you don't know what exactly is the truth. So don't believe everything you hear or see. Do you know that people can doctor your voice and mine? Make you say things you've never said? Do you know that people can doctor videos, they're called Deep fakes. And people can do it just with an app and make you say things on a video that you've never said, Make you visit places and be with people that you've never

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visited or seen or even interacted with at all. So don't believe everything that you see or hear. The Prophet Mohammed Salllahu 'alaihi wa sallam tells us that close to the time, close to the hour, people will believe falsehood and disbelieve the truth. When something is real truth glaring at you, they will say it's a lie. And when something is fake, and it's comes for you, you will, they will say it is the truth. Now, I used to think about how that would happen? But now, it's come so close to my understanding, we're definitely towards the end of time when we see clearly that people come up with videos that look so real, but they're actually fake. They're a fraud, they look more real than those

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that are a fake. When I was younger, I used to tell myself, when when people make movies, they make them seem so real, yet they are fake. Imagine if they are to make that which is fake completely. And we believe it is though it's real.

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Can they not fake other things as well, in such a professional way? Well, now it's become much easier because it's just an application on your phone. So don't believe we used to say seeing is believing seeing is no longer believing. Unless you've seen it physically, not with a video and not with not through technological means. It depends let the professionals process it and tell you yes, indeed, this is legit. I've come across people who've made videos of mine and audios of mine that never existed. It never happened. And not only me. I've seen it with a few others as well, where they've made things in fact, you can just google it deep fake videos. And you will see they've made

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people be in places they will never and say things they didn't ever say they make it look so real. But this is just a reminder to say the Prophet Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam already pre warned us of this particular problem. And he says a time will come when people will believe the false more than they would ever believe the truth, in front of their eyes. So May Allah protect us all. And may we be from among those who can take heed. You know, with this Corona issue that we have right now with the global village that we're living in right now. There is so much of ignorance that is being spread and good people are falling prey to a lot of the false information, believing it to be true and falling into

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this trap. May Allah protect us all. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.