Ramadan 2023 Appeal
Facing Reality – Light Upon Light
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that you want to listen to, in sha Allah Allah Allah will be bringing them to you. All of them one by one. All of them yes all of them to you right in front of you inshallah to Allah
right. So, the first one in sha Allah Allah in this event we will have Mufti Menk inshallah to Allah and we are going to have Chef Bilal asset and most importantly shifts almost today man in sha Allah to Allah so we're going to have all these machines inshallah Tada bringing you information knowledge motivation Inshallah, right in front of you TV screens we have in Harrogate and today in this venue, beautiful venue. We have about 2000 People live who doesn't show her brothers, their sisters their kids everywhere, welcome. So what we're going to do we're going to walk to one of our volunteers and have a quick chat with them inshallah Tada and see how defining this let's talk to this volunteer
here inshallah. Daraa. Salaam aleikum.
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little bit forward, inshallah. Are you wanting to him for the first time? No, I've been volunteer for a year and a half. Masha Allah Tabata Kala, and how many times you've volunteered for Light upon light event? This is my third time I did yesterday, you lead on one last year.
The brother came all the way from Leeds. How was the event that leads? It was good, it was hectic, it was good. 10,000 people arrived in the OMA together as well. It's good. In the United Kingdom United is very good. Mashallah. So it was roughly five times what we see here today in sha Allah here, yeah, masha Allah. So can you tell us what which speaker are you looking forward to inshallah today, Mufti manga, Imam, Omar Solomon. I must say, man, okay, if you had to choose one of them, Mufti Menk, or SHEIKH AHMED cinema, they might be watching this. So which one would you choose? Share Homer Solomon, I just want him on the pressure. May Allah bless you so he's looking forward to
* I'm gonna say man who is going to be with us Inshallah, to Allah right at the end of this event in sha Allah, Allah. Also, how did you get to know about this event? Or how did you come to volunteer about this event? Is Human appeal just
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churches, I was keen to volunteer with human appeal. May Allah bless you and you saying that you did not do this for the first time. So how have you experienced me and I know it can can get a bit hectic. You've got so many people, it might get difficult to me. But how do you find it was the good side of it. You see new faces you agree people make new friends. Make them welcome. And yeah, it's all for the spirit of the May Allah bless you. That's the key thing here. We're spreading this Deen. We're spreading this religion, who shared religion and it's beautiful. And we all know we find peace, tranquillity when we follow Islam. Islam is full of amazing things. And that's what we're
here to do. We're here to make sure that everyone else who might not be aware of this of the beauty of Islam, we take it to them in shallow dialogue. And this is not his first time volunteering with us. He's been doing this for many years. May Allah bless you. We may still have for you and all the other volunteers amazing work mashallah Tabata cola. You guys might not see these brothers behind the scene but without them this event won't be possible so we have a lot of volunteers from our partners, charity partner Human appeal, and so many other volunteers from Amman, China from different places who are here to help us may Allah bless you brother, Baraka Luffy will be speaking
to you again.
This will be going live inshallah Darla shortly to the stage. We're going to start the event with the Quran recitation. And after that inshallah Allah we're going to go straight to our first speaker, not just one speaker do three four and wait till the end for the best one insha Allah Allah make sure for those of you who are watching us live on social media that you're leaving nice comments any sharing this you have an opportunity to share this inshallah on social media so do that. Let's go to the stage Bismillah
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hamdulillah similar manner human hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Ashraf an MBA Marisa Lena BNN Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we begin by praising Allah azza wa jal, the supreme the sublime the unequalled, who sent us with his infinite mercy, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as our guide for the whole of mankind.
I want to take up too much of your time, I'll be here from time to time to host in sha Allah, I want to introduce our next speaker, the topic, or the theme for these, for this tour actually, is facing reality, facing reality. And what do we need to be able to navigate this world and not be moved by this world for ultimate success for ultimate success? We just heard the verses of the Quran talking about the party is going to be successful or the party are going to be failures and ultimately, we all want success in the hereafter success in this world but never at the expense of the hereafter. So with that, I would like to invite our first speaker Inshallah, who's going to kick off the whole
of the evening Sheikh Ali Hamada.
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa cat
hamdulillah salatu salam ala Rasulillah who are early he was happy when while I welcomed your brothers and sisters It is wonderful to see you in this beautiful venue and what is more blessed than the venue other people's inhabiting the seats of this venue May Allah bless you for the time and the effort and the money that you've spent to be here with us. We are very grateful and we ask Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah who the most high to be Shakira, grateful to our individual efforts Allah whom I mean.
two types of prisoners in the life of this world.
One form being a lot more cruel than the other.
You have the physical prisoner,
the one who has been detained by shackles and chains, who was within a physical confinement. This is one type of imprison
then you have a second type of imprisonment that is far more harsh and far more grueling.
And that is when a person's heart is imprisoned by impulse and desire.
Why do I say that it is far more harsh
because a person who if his body is confined and shackled, behind bars can still be productive.
If this person's heart is in spirited, they can be happy, and they can do so much.
And that is why some of the most celebrated books in our Islamic history were authored behind us whether you talk about fatawa mystery by EBU Tamia or if that was set out in mustafina Ibnu Taymiyyah of Iranian Quran by Sayed Otto or LM absorbed in the Hanafi fake that comes in 20 volumes by enamel, Sarkozy.
That was the book and they were books that were authored behind bars. So even if your body is detained, but your heart is happy, you can do so much you can be productive.
The same, however, cannot be said about a person who finds his heart her heart imprisoned by desire by lust and by passion.
This is the true detainee.
And that is why he might be multimedia a man who experienced the prison life misery and died in prison as well he would say and Mahmoud Soo Min. He'll be second Buho and victory Robbie, he will sue man Asahikawa.
The one who is truly imprisoned. The true prisoner he sent is the one who has been in prison from the remembrance of Allah and the true detainees, the one who has been detained by desire, La ilaha illAllah.
And when you speak to this individual and you ask them, How is it that your diet has changed? Why are you so absent minded? Why is it that we look at you but you're not quite there? Why have your sleeping patterns been disrupted? Why are you always so erratic and so irritable? The answer is always I think I'm in love.
But is this the outcome of what love should bring to a person?
When you say love in English, in Arabic, it is muhabba and the word Mahad. That usually has positive connotations attached to it.
muhabba love is supposed to bring you happiness and joy. It's supposed to encourage you push you forward in life. It's supposed to help regulate your sleep and improve your diet. That's what love is supposed to do in my hotbar it's supposed to make you proactive and helpful. It is something that brings about a beaming smile on your face and in your heart. That's love.
But if it's doing the opposite.
If it's causing you sleeplessness, agitation, absent mindedness Wherever you look, you see the object of your desire, you can't focus study, sleep, eat, drink, you can't do worship, you can't do anything, then this is not muhabba love.
This is nearer to the concept of how
which we can translate as last. And last in our Scripture generally has negative connotations.
This word how I want you to dissect it with me brothers and sisters, let us unpack it for a moment. It's going to feature a lot in our in our in our discussion. How immunother is The Linguist he says is a word that has three parts. Three letters, ha, wow. Yeah. You put them together? How are we? Yeah.
They were translating as last. But there's more to it. He said the word house in Arabic has two usages, the first Allahu emptiness.
And the second usage is a saluto. To plot to plunge to fall.
So the area, let's say from the ground to the ceiling of this auditorium would be called an Arabic house. House. Why? Because it's empty.
And Allah describes the hearts of the disbelievers on the day of judgment as being what either to whom house or their odds will be however, meaning empty from the trepidation, the fear so that's one usage of this word, how emptiness void nothingness.
What was the second usage
to a so called to fall to descend nosedive
and that is why Allah agenda genuinely who said what that meant was you know who are more who, how we are the one who scales are too light. They don't have enough deeds on the day.
of judgment, his home will be a ha we are meaning held where he will fall inside, he will arrange inside. So these are the two usages of the word house last emptiness and to fall.
So why has this word being given to the concept of last evening Ferris he concludes by saying Liana who harlyn mean Coonley Hierin via AMI he female li unbury
he said, because how, by its nature is empty from all good, it is devoid of all good, and it causes a person to plunge to fall into everything that is inappropriate
without even Allah, is there any joy in this?
And when you ask this brother, the sister after you offer them some advice or some harsh criticism, about their behavior, about their relationships, about their social media browsing, you give them advice, they say, Yeah, I just want to be happy. That's why I'm in this relationship. I just want to be happy, I'm looking for happiness.
But take it as a rule of thumb Maroun in life, the happiness that you are searching for will never be found in those places that Allah has prohibited.
And if you don't understand this, my dear brother, my dear sister, trust me, you will miss the mark of happiness every single time.
And that is why imagine a game.
He says that any individual who becomes attached to something other than Allah agenda Juliano who will suffer at the hands of that thing. Three times will suffer at the hands of what the very object of love three times, the first time you will suffer at its hand is during the chase, as you try to pursue it.
The second time you suffer is after you've pursued it, it's now yours. You now fear that it will leave you and the third time we suffer addicts hands in after it leaves us. Is there any joy in that?
Is this really a heavenly pursuit? Or is that more of a nightmare type?
There is no joy or happiness, maybe temporary pleasure, but no long term joy in those departments and domains that Allah has prohibited.
And he might be a game he mentioned the story that demonstrates demonstrates his rules so accurately in his book of Job with caffeine.
In an evening am speaks about a man who was standing outside of his home when a very attractive woman passed by.
And she was seeing a Natalia who ILAHA Nermeen jab. Where's the directions to her man Minh jab, Hannah meaningly spot a local spot in the area. And Punjab is its name? Does anyone know the directions to her namami job.
So the man he was now besotted, and he pointed to the door of his house and he said I think it's here.
So she goes inside, she takes the bait she didn't know. And he follows her he closes the door. She realizes that she is in a very unfortunate circumstances and he begins to sedusa.
So now she needs to get out of this difficult situation. So she thinks of a plan and she says look, I mean, and she expresses fake delight. She said let's make this night worthwhile. Bring us something to eat, bring us something to drink first. He said of course gonna bring you everything you want. And he rushes out of the house
when he forgets to lock the door.
And he comes back with his shopping.
And guess what?
She made a run for it. Good for her. Now he lost his bearings. I mean, literally, he lost his mind. And he came out of the house screaming, singing the couplets of poetry, Baca ealert in yelman Walker die, but I know perigo ILA Hannah and even Gabby, where is that tired woman who once said to me, where is the direction to Hana moment? Where is she? Where is she? He lost it completely. He went insane. Repeating these words over and over again roaming the streets hopelessly. And he lived on for many years. Until now he was reclining on his deathbed, the throes of death, pulling out his soul. And shortly before he died, his friends they gathered around him and they said to him, c'est
la ilaha illa Allah.
Let the last words that you need Allah will be the statement of tohave La ilaha illallah because we know those who die upon something will be resurrected upon the same thing, be it a good deed or a sin, Sailor you know, in Allah. And he said,
y'all Robocop in 18 year old man walk or die but in atari who Isla Hanna
Whereas that tired woman who wants it to me whereas the way to her mom in Java, he repeated that till he died.
Where's the join then?
Is that a heavenly pursuit or more of a nightmare that we should avoid?
Brothers and sisters I asked you gently, which of the two is happier you tell me from a logic perspective not even a scriptural perspective. Who is happier? Is it individual a or couple a, who pursued a relationship pursue a relationship outside of wedlock outside of marriage, under the guise of night, apparently no one can see them
to send a short lived moment of pleasure in the Haram in the prohibited to be consumed by guilt and pain thereafter because they know Allah Almighty said, well, atta caribou, Xena don't go near fornication in a hookah Natasha is an abomination was her as a villa and a very evil path to follow.
And they know that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had seen the fornicators in their graves before the Day of Judgment, burning within furnaces of fire.
That type of guilt consumes them and should someone knock on their door when they're in the middle of the act, they pounce in fear because they know Allah does not approve, family does not approve community does not approve guilt is consuming them. Then she should she become pregnant. The pain and regret is compounded that they should do should they choose to abort that child the pain is compounded is this happiness?
Or is it individual be?
who patiently waits for the arrival of that righteous spouse to come to them? Through the HA and dekaron good companionship and friends and community they weighed using Salah as their weapon and Doha and hijab and lowering of the gaze and the fear of Allah and misogyny and halacha and Quran, Allahu Akbar and the prayer of the night
for them to get married in the halal in an open ceremony where everyone is invited. And everyone is smiling and exchanging DUA and giving gifts.
And then should they spend an evening with one another that night? They are at peace because they know what people don't hear honeycomb sadaqa there is charity in carrying out your sexual relations when it is in marriage.
They're being rewarded, and should someone knock on their door when they are in the middle of that act? They are unfazed. Why should they be face we opened the door we don't open the door because Allah approves of us and our community approves of us and family approve of us? Who are we to fear the Ilaha illa Allah? And then should she become pregnant because of that union? The happiness is compounded, and should she deliver the child there is a RP, a feast gifts happiness, Emile dua, an extension to your heritage, a righteous boy or girl. Their happiness is compounded who is happier? They've sold us a lie when they told us that happiness can be found in the prohibited La Ilaha illa
Allah lie Estelle will have you thought by you. Allah said when our agenda Catarratto hobbies the filthy and the pure, they are not equal, even though you may be impressed by the quantity of the evil Allah so be conscious of Allah. Yeah, only Al Bab or people of intellect have nothing to fear so that you may be successful.
refuse the fate of falling prey to every temptation that comes your way my brother, my sister, don't be that person. Don't condemn yourself to failure every time a test presents itself to you.
Whether it's an image you see a video that you cross paths with a DM that appears in your messages,
or a smile that you see on the canteen, or a second glance that is given to you in a convention like this. Don't condemn yourself to failure every time a fitna presents itself to you you are above that and you are more than that. And I share with you two case studies a man and a woman who did the so well Masha Allah, as for the case study of the man,
he is the prophet of Allah Yusuf Alayhi Salatu was Salam, and you know his story and how it ended,
who found himself in a room with a very ill intentioned woman.
When she closes the door and she invites him to herself. Allah said, what our that who let you who have you at her I never see the woman in whose house he was in. She seduced him waka laka till Abba and she fastened shut the doors. Walk on it. Hey Taylor. She said to him, Come to me.
pause here for a moment. I know you've heard this much.
And this is not your average fitness
and use of is not
Your average man and this is not your average order. This is a fierce crossroad in the life of Yusuf Alayhi Salam. Let me explain. Have you thought about the sheer number of factors that would have made the sin possible if use have wanted it to be?
Count with me use of was a handsome man one of the most beautiful of Allah's creation. He's not on average, Tom Dick and Harry Yusuf alayhi salatu salam was single, he wasn't married, so he had no other way to channel his desire.
Yusuf Alayhi Salatu was Salam was a traveler, he was a visitor to Egypt, not a resident, and people shame when they are residents, it's more than when they are travelers.
Yusuf Alayhi Salatu was Salam was a slave. He wasn't a free man. So he could have argued a case to respond to the call of his master
and then the woman number five She was a beautiful woman number six, a higher ranking woman who could who could have covered up the crime
number seven, she closed the doors herself she fasten them shut. Nobody was going to see what was about to happen. Number eight, she was the one who was making the advance. He had no fear of rejection. Number nine she threatens him with prison if he does not respond. Is this your average fitna?
Is this your average text message from your ex who says to you honey, I miss you would be nice for us to link up.
This is on a different level.
The fifth there was literally laid bare in front of you. So
from those nine or 10 perspectives
at despite all of these things combined, he said, My Allah,
in Nevada be as an empath. Why my North has been so kind to me, in the Honda Valley moon, Allah never give success to the wrong doors.
And as for the case study of the woman I promised to share with you
I'll be happy narrating his show. I will imagine that there was an Arab Bedouin woman who found herself in the unfortunate circumstance of being alone with another Arab Bedouin man. So he began to seduce her. She said to him because she is righteous, she said to him, why won't you and I don't mean Karan and alakina, Hinman, Dean, where is your religion man?
Where is your honor and your chivalry? How dare you she said to him. That is the response of a chaste woman.
And then he says to have fleetingly Allah He Lyanna Indian kawaki What are you panicking? No one can see us about the planets, no one can see the planets.
And then she delivered the thunderbolt of a message. She said to him, that he no more cold people.
Then where is the one who placed those planets there?
You say to me, nobody can see us about the planets. What about the Lord Allah Who placed those planets there?
What do these examples have in common?
Both use of Alayhis Salam and this woman
saw Allah Almighty before their very eyes figuratively speaking and they imagined the standing before the Lord on the day of judgment and so they wish withdrew. They refrained.
And Allah plate braises these individuals and he says about them were Amma min HOFA mahkamah. Robbie, as for the one who fears the standing before his Lord, why not her NAFSA and in our unrestrained his soul from the impermissible desire the Hala Did you hear it? For internal agenda to heal network good news Paradise will be the home who was this person? I was scholars have described him and her Ibrahim on the high and Mujahid and others have said what Raju your home Mobley mouse, so yet if you have the kuruma karma who they are the EULA heeta Isla for your taco joven for your taco joven Mina Allah, it's in reference to a person who was on the verge of disobeying Allah, and
then remembers his standing before his Lord, and so they walk away from that sin, out of fear of Allah.
for those who say that I am currently entangled in a haram relationship, I am a victim of some sort of obsession with the opposite gender.
I am an addict even to perhaps images or someone may say pornography. I put myself in this situation and I know I am to be blamed for it but my heart is drunk on lust.
What do I do to free myself and to rediscover Allah and the world and the afterlife? I suggest for you on for me to your brother and your sister a medicine that is made up of seven components.
It is 100% recovery rate for those who are sincere and for those who are persistent in applying the seven components, take note of them usually
or phones if you need to.
The first component of this medicine to bring yourself out of desire and into the expense of Islam and Eman. The first component is the lowering of the gaze. Nothing comes before this
cool little howdy female, but there has been another Eva Ma Ma Nadeem in muscari. Shout out Cherie.
Ignore him. He says every calamity begins with the glands. And most wildfires begin with a spark.
One who complains of being chastised by lust and desire but insist on not changing the habits when it comes to gays is like a person who is complaining of a draft and he's refusing to close the door
is not gonna change. It begins here, closing this huge gate to your heart called the eyes. That is where it begins.
And you will say to me, it's tough. I'll say to you, I know. But YNAB IMOCA him he says our sobre la have been Basauri Are you Salamina Sabri Allah Nevada who the patients needed to lower the gaze is less than the patients needed for the consequences that follow if you don't follow your gaze. If you don't lower your gaze, the consequences or the pain that is needed, the patience that is needed to lower your gaze is less than the patience that is required
towards the consequences that follow if you don't lower your games. That's number one. Component number two of this medicine, marriage.
If it is, religiously speaking, and from a family perspective, speaking feasible for you to marry this individual whom you are communicating with, and things add up then marriage should be the immediate go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, lamb your allele muda have been anything Annika.
There is nothing like marriage for two who love one another. There is nothing he said, like marriage for two who love one another.
How is it? That the very same fire that destroys nations
and burns up livelihoods and kills people is the same fire that happens to heat up our buildings and cooks our food? How come?
Well, because the first fire that destroys people was an untamed fire,
unrestricted fire, uncontrolled and channeled unguided and so it killed and destroyed. Whereas the second fire that we benefit from it comes to us through channels, pipes, cylinders, it's guided, it's limited.
And so we grow and we eat, we are warm and we are happy. The same can be said about relationships and sex.
If it breaks free from the confines of Sharia,
and it is outside of the parameters of a halal Islamic marriage, it burns it injures it causes regret. And it causes a scorching heat in this world and in the hereafter. Whereas when it is channeled through an Islamic marriage, it causes growth.
It causes happiness, it brings about a joy, I swear by Allah that is perhaps only second place to the joy of knowing Elijah and
marriage if it is feasible. If however, you discover that marriage is not feasible for one reason or another, religiously speaking, or from a family perspective, I eat for example, you need to run away with this girl and take her away from her father and against the will of her family for this marriage to happen, et cetera. Then you walk away from the relationship if marriage is not feasible.
Don't give farewells. Don't give her a Farewell Farewell conversation. Don't give her an Islamic sermon how this is for the sake of Allah. Don't do any of that because you will go back and full week.
Change your number, delete the number, block the number, change the phone if you need to, I'm sorry for saying this.
Change your scenario, lock the door, throw away the key. And with time you will recover. I promise with time you will rediscover yourself and rediscover Allah and rediscover the home of the Hereafter and rediscover the bigger picture of life. I'll do Jatha because distance is dryness as ignored to me as a distance causes dryness. When that happens, and they
feel kalbi and whenever you stop remembering something frequently, its effects on the heart will be released.
That's number two, marriage if feasible.
Number three to help you overcome this lust to help us overcome it. Remember the deficiencies of the beloved
La Ilaha illa Allah
one poet he says Lofa Kerala she goofy monta her lady yesterday he let me SP If one was to recall the defects of the beloved this person would no longer be besotted.
Recall the defects. Yes, some people they require
A genuine advice I appreciate that other people need to be grabbed and told Get a grip man. Like get a grip.
What is it an angel? It's a human being
it's a man it's a woman in San deficient relax. Why are you losing sleep? Why you losing weight? So human being just in case you forgot this person? belches, burps defecates, I'm sorry to say urinates vomits, menstruate. This person has bodily hair in all sorts of interesting places. This person has a horrible body odor if it's not controlled through baths and showering and perfume. This person has all sorts of disgusting habits
that have been carefully curated, and edited and photoshopped and obscured during the courting phase through the masks of obsession. Now there's more to it, relax, remember the deficiencies of the Beloved. And that's why even though Tamia he said, Alicia, who are facade will eat rocky will not refer to
passion, he said, obsession by definition is the corruption of knowledge and perception and imagination. He said last passion by definition is the corruption of knowledge is not true. And imagination and perception. That's number one.
That's number three. Remember the deficiencies of the beloved number four, remember that perfection of what awaits in gender
that will help us overcome it.
And that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes both men and women in Jannah because we're humans.
What awaits us over there?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes first of all the men of Jenga he said You oughta Raju, our inner Raju, Lamine al Jannetty, yo, Boo water me to Raju, Lynfield. Kelly one Masha Robbie, we're sure what you will Gmail. Many Jana are given the strength of 100 men with respect to eating and drinking, desire and marital relations.
They are Georgia free of all bodily health more free of this no more bids. That's in Jana. Don't rush it in dunya. My brother put down the shaver more than no bids. He is upheld his eyes are anointed with Gohan filled with vitality and strength and vibrancy and energy and excitement. These are the men of Jannah created in the form of our father Adam Alayhi Salatu was Salam ala in Allah as for the women of Jannah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
no and number 10 Min Halal Jannetty palate Isla de la alto atma the inner humara well Allah at hoody Ha, when asleep hoo ha la ROTC ha ha You don't mean a dunya when if he, if a woman from Paradise was to overlook into the people of this world, the beauty of her face would illuminate everything between the heavens and the earth and she would fill it with her beautiful scent. That's a glance. And then he said the garment that she wears on her head for beauty is better than the world and everything within it. If that is the garment on her head, then what about the beauty and the splendor and perfection of the individual beneath it?
Remember the perfection of what awaits and gender at number four number five of this medicine.
Realize that Allah Jen La Jolla Lu who will not leave you empty handed when you make the decision to walk away.
If you think that you're going to break this relationship and walk away and Allah will leave you scot free with nothing to look out for and nothing to be excited for and that your DHL has not already been dispatched. You have thought bad thoughts about Allah agenda. Now who knows? The replacement the alternative is already on its way.
And that is why I bought Qatar and Abu Danna, they said we went to an Arab Bedouin man and we said to him, Have you ever heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say anything? And he said yes, you heard him say in Nicola and Tada I say and Linda he in Abdelhak, Allah hooby Hema, who are how you know, like, I mean, who whenever you leave something for the sake of Allah, Allah who will replace it with something that is better. There is a promise of Allah and you better believe it. Number six before I conclude with the sevens, fill your life with life and afterlife, defining activity don't keep your heart empty, because that will then become prone to every satanic
whispering every devilish thought and every doubt in the religion.
Many times the reason why we fall captive to these images and these conversations and these messages that come our way is not because we're weak. It's because our hearts are empty. There is nothing there so anything can settle the poet he said attorney Hawa goblin army Valhalla fossa, Colburn, Holly and Fatima Cana. Her love came to me before I knew what love was, but it met an empty heart and so it resided an empty heart. Brothers they asked how is it that we have so few
integrations that deal with hormonal youth how to address our children, who are now teenagers and they're looking to the opposite gender. How come the Hadith does not speak much about this age range?
I say to you because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not deal with it verbally. He dealt with it practically practically by giving those young men and young women projects to think about so they were not going to be slowed down by no petty appetite in Haram.
Abdullah if not best young man, you are responsible for tafsir Abba hoorah young man you're responsible for Hadith
he didn't need you pick up the sword jihad is your position or some attributes 817 18 year old no problem you lead an army against the Roman Empire. Java you make your way to Abyssinia gift our most of you go to Ibis you go to yesterday Medina give that Allah ma the new job but you go to Yemen give it our Allahu Akbar.
He activated within them a sense of purpose, a goal, a vision what is your vision in life, and that became such a powerful light that it obscured every other appetite and haram. They refuse to be slowed down by the impermissible number seven and I conclude with this
call upon Allah for help. And cry your eyes out to Allah and ask him if you don't turn away from me this desires y'all Allah I will be weak. There will be a point where I only will say to you I have no answers.
Mufti Menk, Omar Suleiman Bill al Assad and others, there will be a point when they say we don't have answers for you. But guess what we'll signpost you to someone who does.
He is there Allah for some out in the heavens. Make dua
and that is why Yusuf alayhi salam, what did he do? When they conspired against him? The women he raised his hands and he said, What if I Nikkei down Aasbo la hinda, a communal Jacqueline, my Lord, if you don't turn away from me, they're plotting, I will become weak. And then I will be from the ignorant ones. What was the answer? What was the outcome? First the job Allah horombo. So his Lord responded to him fissara And who came down and he averted from him that are plotting in now who was Samuel Milani, and he is the hero and he is the he's the
Your brothers and sisters,
man by his nature, he has a tendency to look for happiness, where it is easiest to search for it, not where it is actually found.
And I say this because when all is said and done, the ultimate remedy for lust and haram impulses is to love Allah agenda to find a way to love him.
Because becoming attached to people is pain and injury and a scorching heat and regret and becoming attached to Allah is relief, pain, and is his relief and a cure from pain and tranquility and inner expanse. And when you discover that Allah whom you then love, you will discover a Lord who is not obsessed with your habits, but the Lord who wants from you your heart.
Once you give Him your heart, He will then take care of your habits. Well some Allahu ala Nabina Muhammad will hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. As you heard from Shia Haley, we have a number of other speakers still to come. So hope everyone feeling relaxed and settled in Inshallah, for our next segment, we're going to have a presentation we started actually open the event with the Quran and the next segment actually, is on how you can benefit from the Quran and a novel way of interacting with the Quran. And for that, I'd like to invite up isa Han.
Solo going to
I'm going to show you guys 25 pictures in Sharla. And every picture has a story. So pay attention because if you miss it, it's gone in trauma. I can, okay. So, a month ago, I set my alarm for 430 in the morning, and it was a strange day. I was happy and I was sad at the same time. I was sad because obviously I'm gonna leave my wife and my kids and I can't wake up the kids because too early. But I was happy because I was going for very special purpose. Okay.
As you can see, I was going to the Qatar World Cup.
But that's not the reason that's the reason I was away for a month there was something even more special than that. Okay. We were basically there with a big team sharing Islam with the non Muslims at the stadiums at the masajid in all these places, okay. And I'm going to tell you something today that you will never have heard anywhere else. Okay. Guess how many people accepted Islam with us? 750 people that Bill law
We have people from Brazil, Argentina, Philippines all over the world, taking shahada with us one man from Argentina, he's been to 12 World Cups. That is four times 12 is like 48 years, he was in his 80s. And he says, I'm so old. And I've seen this. This is the truth, I recognize it. And he took his shahada humbled and it was absolutely incredible. But this is not the first time that I've experienced something like this. Okay, the two pictures behind me. One was in Philippines, and I was giving a speech and 600 people took shahada in this remote tribe with us. And then we went back to them and did a new Muslim camp. Okay. It was incredible. And the picture next to it was in Peru. And
basically here we had
a person who just to try the only one person because he lived in the mountain, and we were teaching him how to do Whoo. And behind us, those aren't that's not actually fog. Those are clouds because we were 3000 meters above sea level in a mountain proof. Why am I showing you with this? I don't like sharing stuff like this. But there's a reason okay? Because you could be involved. You could be practicing. You could be in the Dow, but you could have a dark secret, okay. Like me, and it needs to take you back to the fifth of June 9 of June 2000. And sorry, I can't see this slide. 2009 at 2am When I woke up at home, in my bedroom without an alarm. I woke up with someone crying. As I walked
over to the room, I realized my mom was crying, but was strangest someone else in that room was crying as well. And it was my dad and I've rarely seen my dad cry. So when I walked into the room, I had basically realized that my grandma had passed away. So I said, What should I do for my grandma? How can I benefit her? She's gonna be buried in the grave now. Can I give sadaqa I don't have that much money because I'm really young. So I said, You know what, she taught me how to read the Quran. If I read the Quran, now, she gets the reward of every single letter. I read. So I read Quran after Quran after Quran. But as time went on, I got married I went to uni had kids, my distance from the
Quran started to separate and you guys might have found the same thing. This isn't only my secret, a lot of other people go through this as well. So I said you know what, I want to read the quote I cannot let go of this habit. Okay, so I found loads of different methods okay to read the Quran, okay. I basically went and bought three translations of the Quran. Okay, one for my backpack, one for my house one for work. So whenever it's time to read Quran, I have no excuse. Okay, then I got the new iPad Asad. Oh Allah. Every day on this iPad, I'm going to read the Quran for your sake. Okay. But after a while after I did that for one year, even that habit went away. Okay, until I
finally came to realization I have my phone always in my pocket. I can just read the Quran on my phone. Okay, so I tried all the different Quran apps out there, okay, all 31 flavors of Baskin Robbins. I love Baskin Robbins, by the way. And I tried all these different Quran apps and some are good, some are bad, some had problems. I'm someone who forgets things so easily my phone my alarm goes off all the time. Anyone you meet who knows me, it's gonna tell you that right? Cuz I forget. So I need to ask to remind me to read the Quran because I get busy, right? Sometimes if I read Quran and my I can't remember and I go back to that. It doesn't tell me oh, by the way, you read Quran
today. So I needed something that worked for me. So as soon as COVID came, I said, You know what, I'm going to design my own Quran up, I worked extra hours, I got extra jobs. I worked extra hard. I saved up a lot of money. I designed this client app during COVID. Okay. And I was going to the developers, and I said, You know what, I've got seven grand. This is going to be the best Khurana. So what I was going to the development, this is what I look like, Okay. I said, Give me the finest app that money can buy. Okay, because I've got 7000 pounds. That's a lot of money. Okay? So they said, Okay, no problem. We'll do the calculations. We'll give you a quote. And by the way, I know
that quote was correct now, okay. So when they gave me the quote back, this was my face.
Okay, I was shocked. I was like, $60,000 I was like, You guys are crazy. My dreams were shattered. So I'm gonna find someone way cheaper than you guys and get this app made. Okay, biggest mistake of my life. I got this app made by really cheap company. And when they gave it back to me, they said the Quran translation doesn't work that this feature does not work. That feature doesn't work. So when they gave me the Quran app, and I had to release him, this was me. I said, it's okay. It's fine. The whole house is burning down, you know, the app isn't working. So I said, you know, what, SubhanAllah? What can I do? I went back to the same developers. They made the whole app, humbler.
And then I released the app humbler and when he was second in the App Store on Apple, right. And it even be Amazon. Audible became number two. And the reason it became so high is because people loved it. And they started talking about it because I had gone through this experience to make this app. Okay. And one of the reasons was is that we have 700 notifications on App unique, which means every day you get two new notifications and you'll never see the same one for two years. So reminds you three times a day in case you forget to read the book of Allah. Okay. Right. Hey, it calculates the hustle now
Getting the app so the Profit System said, Alice is telling us not to calculate every single letter, it calculates the time you read, it calculates how many if you read, okay? And you can do it by day by month by all times so you can calculate and track your Quran. Okay? Another feature that people love here is that they see how many people are reading Quran if you go on the last 10 nights during the odd nights, this number is crazy. But you can always see how many people are reading the Quran and motivates you to also read the Quran you say all of them are reading, why can I read? So the app is completely different, right? And then we have a lot of other features inside the app like the
juice counter, okay? Sometimes it'll say 16 IOP left on the top the orange line until juice number three. So you said why can't I just read 16 It makes you read more Quran. When you press the Next button. There's a small vibration, a tiny one. It's a dopamine trigger. It makes you go more one brother told me my daughter sits with me and presses next every time. Okay, and you have one eye at a time. So you can read in Arabic read in English and understand. Okay. And so humbler people this is why people read so much Quran and it doesn't overwhelm them with an entire page. Okay.
And then we have all these challenges we have Alif Lam, Meem Wow, level in WoW level is you finish the entire Quran in three days. Elif level is super easy, okay. And we start getting all these amazing reviews from people someone said, I've been using this app for a year or eight months, and it's worked fantastic. I can read the Quran every day and show you every day when you read the cons. If you miss a day, you can see which day you missed and it makes you feel bad and read more Quran. Okay, we have this is something that I have I have a hobby of collecting coins, okay, all coins. So my wife, she got me this briefcase, because I value this and I can keep it in there. I can lock it.
Some of these coins are from the time of the prophets of Salaam, this is what he would have in his pocket because their coins from the Persian Empire, right? So I value it when you value something, you really look after it. Okay. And then another question, okay. Would you read a Chinese translation of the Quran? Why would you why you would say why would I read that even if I read in Chinese? And I don't understand it, how's it going to benefit my life? But we do the same thing with the Quran. Okay, we read it in a language that we don't understand those of us who don't know Arabic, and we don't bring the guidance to Allah if you're reading pages and pages every day. But
you know, reading about Jahannam about Jana, the story of New Orleans salaam, the story of Ibrahim Hassan, how is it going to change your life? So Quran he encourages them, okay? My mom, my dad, my wife, my brother, my cousins, they use this app and they read the Koran every single day. And the reason I'm showing you this is because when you can get your family to do something, you know, that works on the land, they all love it and so many other people, right? Like this brother as well who emailed me and he said for two years, I've been listening to lectures about Quran, your distance from the Quran, the most important book, he said, I just couldn't get myself to read everyday until
I got this app. And now he's finished he finished the entire Quran in just
three months. Humble love. Okay, so the last slide brother and sister I'm about to go off now I'm gonna show you a picture in the next slide. So you should get your phones ready because you will not see this outside this event Okay. Musa Salam on display will attend on the sea was split for him. He had to hit a stick but Allah made it split. Okay. Maria, Mala Salman, she was about to give birth to SLS RAM. Allah told her to shake the palm tree for the days before they had to take action. You guys don't have to shake a palm tree. You don't have to split the sea. But you have to get your phones out now because this is only for the Light upon light event, it'll be gone. Even if you go on this
link, you won't find the insured. Okay, so we basically have a very special offer. Okay, for you guys. Normally, Quran is 160 pounds for life. We spent 50,000 pounds to make this app we're going to be spending more, but you can get it for life. 160 pounds on the app right now, which means you never pay for it ever again. Okay, but we've made it 75% or 40 pounds forever, okay? Or if you want the yearly one is 25 pounds, okay? But if you want if you don't have the money and you can't afford it, you go to the app and you click the icon of 40 button. So no one here has an excuse. You don't have money you click that you get the full app. If Allah has blessed you with money, you can
purchase this scan the QR code or go to Qurani dot app slash light inshallah I pray that this changes at least one person's life someone takes action says you know what, I'm going to read the book of Allah every day. And I promise you if you read the Quran every day, it will change your life. All you have to do is take action and make an effort to use it in sha Allah because I can look everyone so many
mashallah, How's everyone feeling?
Good. Does it sound like it? How's everyone feeling?
Alhamdulillah can I get Al Hamdulillah? Exactly. We can never thank Allah azza wa jal enough. And we can also thank Allah azza wa jal for our next speaker who has come all the way from Australia. Who knows where Australia is?
Come on guys. Don't get out much. Okay? I will not invite on chef Mahajan. He can tell you all about his own town and give us some words of Missy as well.
Salam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
So I was sitting up there somewhere. And I was watching
forgive me for this, but your energy is pretty low.
Now and I seriously it's like
for those of you read Harry Potter, it's like in a room with a lot of the mentors, you know, like Hola, hola. Hola. Hola.
So I think we need to fix it.
So I'll do this like this and I need you, I need you to follow the instructions Inshallah, because, you know, we are used to following instructions. So when I tell you to, I want you to just stand up and find someone that you haven't met before. Like, you know, you've come here with your cousin or your friend or this or that.
Get up just meet someone new and took just two questions, please. Just your name, and just a sentence about what you do. That's it. That's it. The joy of it is is you will get to meet new people and Shahla new opportunities will open maybe there's a business partner just sitting right next to you.
So listen, so when I clap and I know for some of you this is very daunting because introverts Muslims you know you're told as a child behave behave behave so you grow up pretty, pretty restricted. So take the plunge get up, walk around, say salaam hug kiss that type of stuff. When I clap back, like within 30 seconds I need you back to where you were.
Now they told me a lot about you they said the people of this part of the world they are so good at following instructions
when I clap you come back now get up walk around Don't be shy. No one's coming to you get movin Bismillah
two things your name and what you do and you face please and you face
I see some of the Auntie's are still not moving
ah the clap means we go back to the clap means ago.
I think some people are already making the business deals they just haven't identified. They made the deals Masha Allah, Allah Allah Mozilla Verdicchio
Now I'm gonna say it again.
And I need you to from the depths of your soul scream back Allahu Akbar. Badulla three times for me, okay. Normally you do at once that's, that's, that's ordinary. So you're doing three times Habibie you're good with three times. Allah bless Sierra. So when I say that could be, you say Allahu Akbar three times and if you really if you really want energy, do the fist pump thing mark, Allah Allahu Akbar.
Allah Allahu Akbar. Are you ready?
I'll look around to see you know, the shy ones, then I'll make you do it again. So don't be shy. Don't be shy.
That could be
the good thing was you are not shy, but your instruction stuff that I had heard about you is not accurate. So when I say that could be three times yeah. And feel free to stand up and express yourself.
Muslims your amidst your own relaxed that could be
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Which I don't think was part of my deliverables, but you know,
I want to set the scene for you.
And then I want to teach two lessons and that's it.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
gave us prophecies of the end of time
telling us to watch these things before the end comes before the hour.
They are many of them. But tonight, I just want to start as my skeleton, this hadith that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned to our Abney Malik and then on this build my case and my lessons.
So the Prophet told our fib mnemonic and the Hadith isn't Buhari, he said or don't sit them by in a day Yes sir.
Watch, count, look out for six things before the hour comes six signs.
I just want to say at the outset, I will not be able to cover the six points. I am touching on one mainly.
So the first one he said mo tea my death as in the death of the Rasul as a sign of the Day of Judgment. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away.
The second fine he told our fib near Malik about
he said Foothill Sama, Sama fatphobia it in mark this.
And then the conquest of Jerusalem.
And the Hadith for those that understanding our dsaek is here. Allah increase him in goodness era. For those that understand every part of it is a miracle. You see, the Prophet didn't say, Moti Wafaa, Toby Telemark, maka, this, he didn't say my death and the conquest of Jerusalem. He specified a sequence motif meaning I will die first. Then the conquest of Jerusalem will come had this word to have happened before the death of the Rasul prophet hood could have been questioned. Miracle Do you see? So my fat hope it will mark this so by it'll mark this was conquered at the 12th year if memory serves me correctly, off Hijra in the time off or Modafinil, katabi Allahu Allah. And
then the third sign he gave
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, So Mel Moussa tan, yet who's ofii Come cup while Silvana then an extensive death, like a plague of a pandemic, malware tan as in the superlative Yahoo though fee com
It will take from you as in you will die, like livestock die when they are infected.
So livestock, I don't think you guys have much access to it here because
in the farm lands where there's 1000s of sheep a disease comes, you look at them again and they're all on their backs.
fast, rapid death just burns through like wildfire.
So in the 18th theater after hijra, so by it'll Mark, this has happened. And now in the same vicinity, and beloved a sham nearby, it'll mark this, there is a locality called I'm worse, or am I worse.
In that, evidence of sickness became apparent. A plague that used to infect and then quickly kill.
And then a few days later, some weeks later, it subsided that looked like it had gone away.
Around this time, this time is not gonna work.
Chef gonna tell them I'll pay for minutes if they increase the time.
at this time, Omar Abner hubub, who resides in Medina is making his way to beloved a sham to buy it and muck this around the area where the plague had started, but then subsided.
When he reached a land near term book,
the generals of the Muslim army who were in Billa de sham who were in the Levant, who are in the, you know, battle market, this area, came out to meet the Khalifa.
And as they are meeting him, news arrived, that a pandemic has started. The virus is spreading, people are falling. Now what to do? Does Omar continue does he go back? What should he do?
So he consulted with the elders of the answer. And they were half and half some said no Khalifa, a mural more money in return back and others said no, keep going. And then he consulted with the Moorhead you own. Should I go or should I stay? Some said stay some said go. Then he consulted with the elders of Quraysh as in those that looked after the affairs of Makkah, what should we do? Why is astute diplomats? They said no. Yeah, a mural movement in return back because your welfare as the welfare of the state.
So Omar, Abner hottub decided to turn back
to turn back. And as he's made the decision, one of the greatest of the US hub, this is a boo obey the ignor genre, the Amin of the ummah of the Usher, Mr. Bashara, he says, a mural movement in are you running away from the decree of Allah?
So Omar said, No, we are moving from one degree to another decree.
Like if a shepherd goes into a valley, there's green grass here and dry grass there and he opts for the green, both are the color of Allah and he's opting for this over that.
Around this time,
Abdul Rahman it now comes what is the discussion they said this, he said, I have knowledge of this. The Prophet said in a hadith, that if a pandemic becomes evident in our land, if you're outside, don't enter it, if you're in it, don't leave it.
So Omar Epinal, Hapa, became happy that his ideas is reaffirmed by the Hadith he went back to Medina and the generals in the army went back to Jerusalem and back to Billa de Xiang.
Now, as Omar reaches Medina, Omar was very information data dependent. So who used to want daily reports so daily reports used to come this much person has died. And once he realized he realized a boy obey the Abner Jarrah and the leaders of the Sahaba are in danger.
So Omar writes a letter to abou obey the image of
brah saying, Yeah, I mean Aloma. Oh yeah. About obey the Edna Jarrah. When my letter comes to you, before it leaves your hand as in before you put it down mount on a camel and come to me because I need to discuss with you a matter that can't be done without you.
I had two people for succession planning two people to take the reins of Khilafat after him. One was abou obey the Abner genre. And the other one was Khalid Abdullah lead.
And he's used to say I will give the reins to Abu Obeida and then in the court of Allah I will say the Prophet said every nation has someone that has its custodian. The custodian of this OMA is Abu Zubaydah. So yeah, Rob I returned the Amana to do its custodian.
And to holiday Brunel Walid he used to say that the prophet called them the sword of Allah, and in it is the honor of Islam and therefore, if I give it to him, then the honor of Islam has, you know, saved.
So now he's very keen on saving the Boo Oh, by his death because the welfare of our nation lies on it.
And Abu Zubaydah read the letter and he said that looks like the Khalifa is trying to save my life.
So he apologized for the disobedience and ask for permission to stay with his men. When Omar saw the letter, he cried that his beard started to drench with with with tears.
So sent another letter
and the letter he said, When this letter comes up, oh by EDA
command the population and yourself and go up to the hills so that there's more ventilation, and that, you know, it's not a stagnant place where there's no air so that the virus can reduce its effect. Abu Zubaydah got the letter,
told abou Musala shouting make preparations, put his foot on this,
you know stirrups to climb up, and it looked like it had got him.
Abu Musa went home by the time he reached home, his wife was infected. By the time he came back infection had affected him too.
He talked to the people a little bit and then passed away.
the leadership fell two more as
I'm building the scene
called the people into the masjid and gave the speech or people
this is the decree of your Lord,
the DA of your Prophet
and the death of your righteous and the Arab don't deprive Morales and the family of Murad from this.
You see the dua of the Prophet because the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam informed the Ummah, that martyrs of my OMA are not only those that die in Battlefield, but the one that dies in a pandemic is a Martha So, morass knows that this is the dua of your Prophet
and the death of your righteous as in Abu Zubaydah died in this in Abu Musa lashari died and this this is not some kind of stigma
and then ask for it himself. And they say as he walked off the pulpit he was infected. By the time he reached home, he was barely making it. His son saw him and recited the verse or that stand firm so the dad said Saturday Dooney in sha Allah, meno Siberian, you will find me of those who will bear this patiently and then
soon, soon afterwards, was given a job and passed away.
The leadership went to American Alliance
Ahmad Al Khattab told them Yeah, amorous look into this matter. So he says, first of all, tofi I looked at it, and I realized that the virus swamps and centers of population with human contact, so he commanded everyone leaves the cities go out into the mountains until each person is by himself and there is no contact and wait further instructions.
And when that happened,
sometimes later, a little while later, the news of death stopped and then the pandemic had disappeared.
So why do I say this to you, dear ones,
To establish the following
notice that a very difficult period can very intense some 25,000 people died.
But I want you to look at the disposition of the Muslim.
He doesn't fret it. He is not panicking. He is not anxious. He is not running away back to Medina. The hadith was calling him come to Medina and he says no.
So I'm asking you
what is it that gave them the ability to bear this calamity?
The simple answer is a short word called Iman.
They believed in the next life. They believed in what the Prophet told them about reward. They believed in you know what was to come. So this looks small to them.
The ones this is my first point to you. And probably my only one because my time will run out.
Your Iman is your biggest asset, your greatest treasure, your dearest thing.
You will know what's worse than waiting the AF Euro. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that when judgment is passed, the man will be destined decreed judge to go to hell.
So going to hell Allah Allah is asks him, myself servant,
My servant, if today you had the earth and what was in it, would you give it up to ransom yourself from this? To save yourself from the fire? He says yes, era so Allah Allah Azza says, But I asked you for something much less than this. And that is not to disbelieve in me and associate partners with me. Do you see the ones that if you had the earth and what is in it as in it's gold and it's silver when it's diamonds and jewels and oils and palaces and mansions in its pomp and glory? All of it you would ransom for a bit of iman. Do you see the value of Eman, dear ones.
The Quran says in a levena Kapha Rue La Anala who mirfield Out of the Jimmy and where Miss La Houma. Hooli after you will be him in other Bo Milty ama tema to cook bilum in home and the day of judgment that this the blessed famer would wish to give whatever is on the earth of goodness just to save himself from the other and Allah says it won't be accepted from him.
Do you understand the value of iman.
Now my point is, dear ones we live in a time in which Iman is being eaten into
in which Iman is deteriorating, in which Iman is being attacked.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned us of this time.
That's why it's my topic.
He says by the ruble family Phaeton, Qatari Leyland Muslim.
Exert yourself some good deeds, for fear of trials and tribulations, the time that you will wake up a believer and by the time nightfall comes, you become a disbeliever.
And you will sleep a believer you will wake up a disbeliever what the Prophet says will happen. Muslims, what the Prophet says will happen. A time will come where belief will be shaky like that.
Wisdom demands that you ensure that it doesn't or you delay it till you take precautions that you don't fall into it.
There was a time where I hadn't heard of a person leaving faith.
My eyes have now seen people leave faith.
And they don't leave it because they have a great logical argument. I swear this to you. There is no great logical argument against Islam.
There is no great logical argument for atheism. Whether it begins in makings and chickens say whatever. There is no logical great argument against the oneness of those will actually Majeed so what they do, whether willingly or unwillingly wittingly or unwittingly, they deteriorate Eman through mockery. You see, most human decisions are
are not logical decisions they are emotional decisions most of them like you look at the shoes you bought you haven't bought it because it was the most functional shoes you bought it because you saw an advertisement and played with your emotions and then you're stuck with it
you go shopping no like this is studied strategies you go shopping to the shopping centers
look for where Coca Cola is the strategy of Coca Cola the agreement they make with shopping centers is that their bottles must be kept at eye level
for maximum exposure at must be kept at the beginning or end of an aisle preferably the beginning why? So you walk past that way you see it you walk past that way you see it and then you remember a couple of advertisements and then you end up taking Coca Cola instead of the vegetables you can four and that's called an impulse buy emotional decision.
So what they do is they emotionally manipulate and I tactic is comedy. They've given it this nice name. So therefore you're not allowed to point a finger at it.
But mockery, joking ridicule takes from the takes from the status of a concept.
So these days, you watch, you watch TV, you watch programs, there's a lot of jokes about God.
You know, bazinga
you know, bazinga
What's that TV program called?
The Big Bang Theory. Right? One of its biggest heroes is a person that doesn't believe in God. So and it shows he is very intelligent, very sharp and he makes mockery of religion and makes a mockery of this and you sit there giggling.
Emotionally being manipulated at a little bite size at a time, all of a sudden what was a red line now becomes a black line, the black line becomes a gray line the gray line becomes no line.
So Allah Allah is a new your psychology.
And that is why look at this as, as a warning to you.
Like Allah knows Allah subhana that you will not leave faith because some great logical argument will happen. Your faith will be weakened by jokes and by manipulation and emotional trickery and so on. So Allah Allah Azza says
that we decreed upon you in the book
and either send me another semi auto, Tila here you will be here when you start his there will be a fella, who Duma whom, when you hear the verses of Allah or Buddha Azhar, the signs of the deen being mocked and blasphemed. Don't sit in that gathering.
Look at the other of the Quran. It hasn't told you to chuck a tantrum and this and that. It says Keep your sensitivity your red line intact. When you're in a gathering, and they mark the values of Dean leave that gathering it will show them you don't appreciate it. It will reinforce to you your own values and keep a barrier between you and the slope and the slippery slope.
And then another verse, Allah Allah says, when you tell them, they say Cananda Hulu and Hulu Billahi what Yachty he was truly he couldn't understand his own Letarte as you Cafaro Tomba Imani calm, some people were sitting mocking the religion and mocking the Prophet and mocking the companions. So when it was reported to the Rasul, they said, We will only makin around so Allah reveals mocking with Allah and the science of God and the Prophet. Don't make excuses you have disbelieved and discover is a Harajuku Minella Mila, like you're required to say the knockoff shahada time to enter it. Why? Because it is such a dangerous concept and Allah knows your psyche that he put this barrier in front
of it so that a Muslim is not manipulated into this and that this door shuts so dear ones,
24 seconds to go.
And I promised you two points, but that looks like it will be one.
When you go back home you will find sometimes cousins uncles of Muslim persuasion make jokes about matters of Deen leave the room.
Seriousness will enter their hearts it will become stronger into your heart. If you're in a university setup someone does it look serious look Stern, polite, stand walk out, say no.
You're in a work set up. Get up, walk out.
And if you lose a job good
because the Hadith says that you will give up the Eman for a piece of the dunya you are the hero D now who be out of the minute dunya same Hadith. So don't
and be protective of your Eman dear ones because one of the challenges that is starting now and by the Hadith will only accelerate is this. People starting to lose faith. The reason you lose it remember my words and let it ring in your heads not because you're smarter than the ones that can before you because you're not back.
Because you're more manipulated emotionally than the ones that can before you Allah guide you Allah God you Allah protect you Allah Allah you Allah reward you was salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
under the law hamdulillah okay, just before we have a break, we're going to have a very short presentation by one of our partners for this talk from my head. Who's heard of why he'd
see that many hands, who likes to keep their money halal?
Why is not everyone's hand up for that. Come on. Okay, cool. So I'm gonna invite up, brother Shala he's gonna give a short introduction to why it's cool you guys dislike
Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
How is everyone enjoying the evening so far?
Okay, take me
hamdullah Mashallah. Mashallah, I have a few questions for everyone.
Mashallah, sha Allah
my first question is, please place your hand up if you have a bank account.
Rochelle mashallah, you know, it wasn't all the other cities everyone was a bit shy. And some people they admitted they put the money under the bed.
Mashallah, so all of you mashallah have a bank account? How many of you have a savings account?
Wow, everyone's financially literate here, sha Allah.
Now, I want to tell you something about what the banks do with your bank account and savings account.
Did you know that for every pound that goes into your bank account, forget that every penny,
the bank takes usually 10 times more and gives it as a loan, interest based loan.
Imagine you put 1000 pounds in and they've given a 10,000 pound loan to someone on interest.
And the worst thing is is not even restricted to that 10%. They can go be sorry, 10 times they can go beyond that.
Now, what does this do for all of us? Well, when they've given out this lone, they've effectively created money out of thin air.
They've created they've taken these people that were in a unfortunate circumstance where they needed money, and they've oppressed them by putting them into debt and a debt that grows.
And how does that affect all of us? Those of us that didn't take the debt, those of us that didn't engage in interest, it depreciates the value of our money by inflation.
Now, I don't know what the situation in Harrogate is. But in London, our house prices are ridiculous. The house that my parents bought when they first bought it was around 50,000 pounds.