Mufti Menk – It’s Not Just About BELIEVING In Allah

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the history of Islam and the importance of belief in Islam. They explain that belief in Islam is not about protecting oneself, but rather to do what God has instructed on how to save oneself. The speaker also criticizes the way people use drugs and the influence of religion on people's behavior.
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When we I was born and raised in

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Zimbabwe. From birth, I was vaccinated with whatever

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vaccines we had to be vaccinated with. That

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which was voluntary, we didn't take it. That

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which we had to take, we took. So

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be it the BCG,

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at some point the TB boost and the

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TB,

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at some point the cholera, at some point

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the measles,

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at some point

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meningitis. When I lived in Saudi Arabia, almost

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every year for Hajj, they gave us those

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vaccines. I've been throughout my life, I've had

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so many. And so

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the way that works is the old classical

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way of vaccination. Islamic

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perspective, there's nothing haram, absolutely haram. And from

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an Islamic perspective, there's nothing haram,

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absolutely haram. People say there's pork in it,

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nonsense. There's fetuses in it, nonsense. There is

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alcohol in it, rubbish. There is this that

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is nonsense. That is actually unfounded,

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you know, that which people have just taken

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from the air, thin air. And you know

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what? If you disagree, no problem. You have

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the right to disagree.

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I have checked things. When something is made

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synthetically, it is not considered

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from a pig or it is not considered

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from, for example,

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a fetus.

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I have enzymes in my belly. The same

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enzymes could be present in the bellies of

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animals. That doesn't mean that I'm taking an

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animal and drinking it. It's in my belly

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too. And sometimes I need a certain,

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for example,

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components. I need something within me to combat

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a certain thing, medication.

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Why do we have medicine? Why do you

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have your cough mixtures, your paracetamol,

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everything else? Why on earth do you have

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any medication? Your antihistamines,

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your anesthetics

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for example,

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be it

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local or general. Why do you even visit

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the hospital? Why do you go to the

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doctors?

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Why on earth do you have people who

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give you any form of medication? Why do

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you even have natural medication? For what? Why

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are you having a lemon when you have

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why are you gargling with salt water when

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you have a sore throat? Right? Rely on

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Allah. Come on. Why the lemon? I mean,

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don't you believe in Allah? Why do you

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eat to survive? Don't you believe in Allah?

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Why do you have food in your mouth?

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Do you not believe?

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You've become a non Muslim.

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How could you eat something? Don't you rely

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on Allah to you alive? If death is

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gonna come to you, it's gonna come to

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you anyway. Come on guys, you're gonna die.

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If Allah's written death for you and if

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Allah has not written it for you, then

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you're not gonna die.

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Die. So why bother anything? I mean, you

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know, like I said why eat?

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Why use

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garlic, turmeric? Why have anything and everything? For

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what? When the prophet told us have black

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seed oil, why did he say that? Did

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he not believe in Allah? Why on earth

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did he say have black seed oil when

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Allah is all powerful, all able? Why didn't

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he just rely on Allah and lay his

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trust on Allah without the black seed oil?

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Why did he actually when black seed oil

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has an element of chloroquine in it.

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And why that? I mean, come on. So

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if someone took out the chloroquine and gave

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it to me separately, would it or would

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it not be permissible? My brothers and sisters,

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enough of all that. Because part of belief

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in Allah is to do what He has

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asked you to do in order to protect

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yourself, to save yourself. You visit the doctor,

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you have your paracetamol, your amoxylin, your zithromax,

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whatever else it may be.

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