Channel: Mufti Menk
Lecture from the TDR Conference in Putrajaya Malaysia
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah, he was happy he ijma in All praise is indeed do to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all. And may He bless every single one of us, May He grant us all goodness in this world in the next, my beloved brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the coming of the signs of the end. And we all know that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also prophesized so many things.
Many of these have occurred, and some of them have not yet occurred. these prophecies are divided into major signs of the hour and minus signs of the hour. The minus signs have all occurred. The major signs were waiting for them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from among those who will earn Jenna
the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us of many things we see in our lives right now. And I'm going to be making mention of a lot of the things where evil is made mention of that it will spread, it will spread in such a big way. One might argue that there was evil already before the advent of Islam. They used to bury their daughters alive, they used to drink alcohol, they used to trade with women, they used to engage in immorality, they were so dirty in terms of the way they worshipped and what they worshipped. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how victory was granted. And belief was cleansed within muckety muck karma, which was the hub of belief at the
time, the hub of the worshipping places at the time, so much so that in Yemen, which is the south of Macedonia, Carla, there was a king known as abraha.
And he had created a place of worship that no one was coming to, because they all used to go to America. This was the popularity of Merkel. This was a drought of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam from the beginning. Watch if he that.
Ui him, Allah,
make the hearts of the people inclined towards them, being speaking about the people of Makkah, and speaking about Mecca itself. So the hearts of the people from the beginning from the time of Ibrahim Alayhi, Salatu was Salam. They had some connection with Mecca, it was a place that everyone wanted to go, I have spoken to dozens of non Muslims who have shown an interest to go to McLaren mocha Rama, just by having seen it on the television, just by having heard about it, they want to go there. Now, I know let me just say because I spoke about it. Why is it that the non Muslims are not allowed to go there? Well, according to some of the schools of thought they are allowed to go
according to other schools of thought if there is a necessity, they are allowed to go. And according to some of the schools of thought they are not allowed to go. But in my mind and your minds, I'm sure because of
the situation today, we would know immediately that okay, if you're not Muslim, they won't allow you to go to Mecca. I can give you a logical reason, logic.
How many Muslims are there on the globe? arguably 2 billion, right? How many people want to go to Mecca? arguably, perhaps 20 million, 50 million 100 million. Do you agree? How much space is there in Mecca? Maybe maximum for 2 million.
These are only Muslims who believe it is sacred to go there. If you're going to open the door for tourism. Trust me, the Muslims themselves won't get a chance to go for pilgrimage. There's no place there's no space how many people want to go for Hajj, there's no place for them. There are there is a quota system. The quota system means you need to apply to go for Hajj, they might accept the application 20 to 30 years later, imagine if you had to open the door for those who don't even believe it's sacred. So it's logical to say listen, guys, please excuse us. There are people who really believe it is absolutely sacred to go to Makkah even they don't get a chance. It's only
important and fair for us to give them a chance before anyone else like the Vatican. For example. If
Billions of Christians wanted to go there. I'm sure they would get preference over people of a different faith. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us understand things. So when you respond to a non Muslim don't come and say haram because the Quran says is haram, whereas that may be factual. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it in the Quran. Indeed, and Allah and the Prophet sallallaahu salam speaks about it in the Hadees, without a doubt, but you need to know when Allah says something, there is a reason. When the prophet SAW Selim says something, there is a reason it's not just for nothing. There is a reason and sometimes it is best to answer things logically. May Allah subhanho
wa Taala, grant us goodness, one of the signs of tiama, one of the signs of evil that the Prophet sallallaahu salam speaks about, he says, people will be ignorant, because the knowledgeable will be taken by Allah subhanho wa Taala through death. So the role among those who we consider scholars will die one after the other, and then the ignorant will remain and people will consider the ignorant knowledgeable, they will ask the ignorant questions, and they will seek guidance from them. These people who are astray themselves will respond with an answer that is actually wrong, they will be astray and they will lead others astray. The answer will come, but it is a wrong answer. So
knowledge will go. And one of the first
topics that will actually be depleted in terms of knowledge. People won't know anything about it is a topic that is mentioned in detail in the Quran, what is it? It is known as ilmari or almira. inheritance, the laws of inheritance in Islam, people will ignore. People will not know the Hadith says there will come a time when two people will argue over a share in the estate of the deceased. And they won't have anyone to guide them as to what the ruling is.
of the prophets, Allah, Allah, He speaks about him. So it's important for you and I to make sure that we learn. We learn it is natural, that every one of us wants to push the hour a little bit further away. That's natural.
You know, I've only ever met one young man who told me I wish the AMA was tomorrow, this whole problem would be sorted out.
The rest of the world says, Hey, you know what? Sign of tiama very bad. We need to stop this because we want the AMA to be further away. I still need to get married. I still need to have perhaps children, I still need to see my children getting married. And I still need to see them having children. And I said you know what, listen to me. You will be married. It won't be enough. You will have children, it won't be enough. Your children will be married, you will still want to see them have children. When your children's children
are born. You will want to see them married. And when they are married, you will say Oh Allah, let me be a great great grandfather. keep me alive. So it never ends. Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't keep it in your hands or in mind. Allah subhanho wa Taala says we've decided
we've decided, but getting back to the point knowledge is absolutely important spend time learning, understanding putting into practice, and why I started off with this issue of inheritances because of another misunderstanding. I spoke about non Muslims not going to Mecca to mukarram. And I gave you a logical answer, which nobody can argue with. No one can argue with that. It's a fact, we show statistics and we are proving to you.
But when it comes to the laws of inheritance, there will be people who will claim that what a woman gets is very unfair.
It's not fair, she's getting half of a man. But they don't realize when you implement the entire system, she actually gets more than the men. And I want to give you an example. I've done it in the past. But this is a topic that we need to know
when a man dies leaving behind the Son and the daughter,
the son, if there were 75,000 US dollars, the son would get 50,000 US dollars, and the daughter would get half of that that is 25,000 US dollars. But according to the Islamic system, that son if he is the closest male relative to that daughter of the same man who passed away, he needs to take care of her basic necessities, food accommodation, clothing.
So he's 25 He's 70. Sorry, from the 75 He's 50,000 he has to look after himself, perhaps his wife, perhaps his children. And on top of that, his sister the same one who collected 25,000 it's wrong for him to say you've got 25 use it. I don't want to know anything about you.
So his 50,000 will be divided by four
And what about her 25
it's hers on her own,
Mashallah. To go and eat out every weekend, Subhana Allah and enjoy and come back and say, Hey, I need money, because of my medical expense.
Where is the honor you tell me who was on a day the men are the female, the female.
And this is why in the laws of inheritance, that Allah has stipulated, there is something interesting you will find. And that is, every time the male relative is more distance, if the closest men relative to the female who is survived, who has, who is one of the heirs, for example, is distant, she gets a bigger share.
She gets a bigger share, like for example, if a man dies, leaving behind two daughters, and he has no sons, so the closest person might be an uncle, Allah says No uncle gets very little, that's if it even gets to him. But they will get 66.6% two thirds of what the Father leaves. And that is compulsory, no male share is ever that big a percentage never How come they are getting 66.6%, two thirds of his of the estate goes to these two girls, it's because the closest male relative is a little bit distant, there is a chance that he might not want to look after them. He's still sinful for not having looked after them. But it's just to protect them a little bit more. Where is the
honor who got the honor the females,
the same applies if they just one daughter, she gets 50% of the entire estate for herself. On top of that the closest male relative must look after her for her necessities. And she will get 50% because the closest male relative to her is not so close in terms of relation. I hope you understand this. And the reason I say this is learn these rules when you know them. It shows that the hour will be a little bit distant. People ask me you're going to be talking about the hour. So when when do you think it's going to be? Do you think I'm going to look at my clock at five o'clock? No, no way. It's not there. It's perhaps hundreds of years maybe away? Maybe not? I don't know.
If the Prophet peace be upon him said mama spoon or unhappy Allah Mina say the one who is asking the question knows. The one who is being asked the question knows no more than the one who has asked.
The one who is being asked the question knows no more than the one who is asking. That's what it is.
I say it again in Arabic. It's so beautiful. You cannot get confused. But in the English language you can mama school.
Amina say the one who is being asked the question knows no more than the one who is asking simple now I hope you get it.
If that was the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him saying that, how can I answer differently and say the Matthew was born 20 years ago, there's 20 years left. In fact, in 2020, he's going to show himself in hajj. And that's it. They've been saying that since I was a kid. Maddie was born a million times. I promise you. He's been being born ever since. I don't know, the 500 years after the process.
So many times people are saying I'm the Medici Okay, well, what does that mean? May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us and grant us ease I remember one man got up and he says I am the mighty you know sometimes when people suffer psychologically, they begin to believe that they are somehow you know, super human beings. And they start thinking they are the Maddie and they announced it that I'm a Maddie you know, and what happened is the one of the Imams of the harem says okay, so do you speak Arabic? He says no.
He says no, I don't I can't read the Arabic.
Go and learn maybe you can try later to fool the people know what Allah grant us is that's a sign of the hour. It's a sign of the our ignorance. Ignorance is indeed one of the prophecies. It is very evil because you will not know how to protect yourself from evil if you don't have knowledge, or have to shalva legal working woman lamea artificial via coffee. I learned about evil in order to protect myself from him. Whoever doesn't know what evil is will fall straight into it. If I don't know what is halal and haram, what will happen I will be eating things are the consuming things I'll be earning in a harem way without even knowing how did I save myself. That brings me to another sign
of the hour. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says a time will come to you by the motto Amina
Amina Hara, a person will not be bothered whether he is eating from halab or from harem they won't be bothered at all. I'm not worried.
Don't we see that today?
halonen Haram is not only about food, but yeah
A large chunk of it has to do with food. Today we will go anyway we fly anywhere to any country and all we are interested in is mucca mucca mucca mucca mucca You know, one Malaysian actually thought that maca was makin Mahatma I have to say this is not Mecca This is maca, ha ha, it's not an M at the end. It's an H, you know, someone must have put that little
you know, the H was a slightly shorter hand there. And they thought it's McCann Oh, there must be a lot of food. I've heard this KFC the McDonald's they everything has to be lost. That's not how it is my brothers and sisters. It's not all about food. It's got to do with what is halal. What is permissible you will not die if you don't eat beef. You will not die if you don't eat chicken you will not die if you don't eat that which perhaps is questionable. There are other things that no one will question. Yes, when something is halal, don't label it haram Remember that?
Because the Quran speaks about you.
Know, Nima Toshi when Xena to komolika diva holla No.
don't argue with your tongues the false hood that this is hella This is haram in order to fabricate lies against Allah subhanho wa Taala. From yourselves halal and haram is determined by Allah. And Allah says
What is wrong with you that you do not want to consume that which is that which the name of Allah has been called upon its slaughter and so on? What is wrong with you? You don't consume that What does this mean? This means you cannot say something that is halal is haram. The same applies you cannot say something that is haram is halal. Now, there is a gray area in between there will be something some people arguing, is it halal? Some say it is haram. Some say it is what do you do? You're in the middle. You either have knowledge, if you have knowledge, one of the two directions, you follow that knowledge. These people are saying it's Haram, but I know that it's permissible is
halal. Or these people are saying this is Helen, but I have more knowledge than them in this particular regard. And I'm telling you that it is actually Haram.
If you have that knowledge, you don't have any doubts, follow the knowledge.
But the question is when you are doubting what do you do? Well, the sooner is complete, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has spoken about it in hadith of normani by Shiva, viola, I'm sure you've heard it so many times if you've been following Islamic talks closely or Islamic guidance, in that halala by Rama
Rama Rama Rama, Allah monaka. humaneness de la Hadith in Sahih Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says the halaal is clear the Haram is clear in the middle. There are certain things that are not so clear, doubtful things that many people don't know the benefit of the statement many people don't know it actually means some people know those people who know we spoke about them a few seconds ago. You follow what you know. Those who don't know the Hadith says for money Taka Chabot hace falta de sobre la de vida de whoever has stayed away from that which they don't know about. They have protected themselves because they haven't even gone into the probability of having consumed that
which was not permissible.
Meet in front of me. Someone says someone says heroin I am confused if I eat it. I got into the chance of having eaten haram but the Hadith says if you did not eat it, nobody can say you were wrong. I didn't eat it. What did you have? I had vegetables.
Make sure that we're not cooked with wines.
You know today that can happen. They say vegan vegetarian, not necessarily they could be wine in there. You know it's part and parcel of that. So be careful. But going back to the point that it says foreman worker official Bahati worker often haraam whoever falls into that which is doubtful in the middle that which they don't know about. They have fallen into haram because they were ready to they were ready to take a risk regarding an item just for a burger. Come on a burger you could have done without it. I know there was tomato sauce, ketchup, I know there was beautiful mayonnaise, you know dripping out of them. I know they were beautiful tomatoes and beautiful. And in some languages
in some accents. They say tomatoes. And I know that there was lettuce and I know there was everything in there. And I know it looks so nice and I know you were hungry. But if you fear the law, you would say I opt for a vegetarian meal. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. And here we are talking about when you are in doubt, you know, Malaysia, you are so lucky. You have a system that governs all of this from the top to make sure that nothing is going
Wrong, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant them all goodness, whoever is sacrificing to make sure that that system works correctly. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us or Allah He you only appreciate a system when it's no longer there in most cases. So at least appreciate this one while it's there and believe me that when it's not there, then you start saying hey, I wish we had a system like this and like that without realizing. So this is halal and haram, a sign of the hour is people won't be bothered, they will be evil will spread to the degree that people will consume anything and everything. They wouldn't be worried Reba. Reba is interest and usually people will call it a
different name. The Hadith says there will come a time when they'll consider it permissible call it another name.
They call it baksheesh in some places, that means a gift. You know when I first heard the word baksheesh when I was very young.
Not too long after that I heard the word hashish and I thought they were relatives. lavaca May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us they both had the shisha in it. And a little bit later, the shisha itself came out. Imagine, imagine, and the Muslims were found with all of those, and they still calling themselves muslimeen it's a sign of the our life is not all about sitting in a shisha lounge and puffing away and thinking that you're going to heaven.
Allah subhanho wa Taala make us a little bit more serious about our lives and even more serious about our death. You need to prepare for the affair. I'm not saying don't enjoy yourselves, make sure it's clean fun, it doesn't have to be dirty. It doesn't have to be something you know, people like to puff you put in a cigarette your mouth. You pull it in. I know when uncle used to make rings, you know you have onion rings, he makes smoke rings
and the ring comes out.
Another ring comes on
lock but that doesn't make it hollow as interesting as it is. It's still bad for your health. It's evil.
My brothers and sisters quit the bad habits and you will inshallah be contributing not only towards your own benefit but society and community at large, the oma at large remember this piano will not take place until Allah anger is so much that they won't even be a single person on earth saying Allah Allah, this means one of the signs of the hour. No one's going to read Salah.
So when you are now lazy you don't want to pray you sit back you relax. It's okay. You know, I heard this morning Eliza photo Rahim. Ally's forgiving I'm sure he knows that I need to sleep because I need to go to work. Whoa. You don't know today before you go to work. I was gonna take you away back. This was your last chance to read your Salah and you didn't. This is why there will come a time when people won't even read Salah. They won't even say a last name. They will be ashamed.
They won't say Allah so you won't hear anyone remembering Allah talking about Allah. No Salah no zakka no Hajj, no nothing because there won't be anyone saying Allah Allah according to the Hadith, the anger of Allah will take over to the degree that he will declare that the Trump would be blown and the world will come to an end, everything will be destroyed completely to smithereens. Allah will not destroy anything unless it deserves to be destroyed. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will not cause the world to end if there is even a single person who's worshipping Him.
So you and I do not want to become statistics. Remember that? We don't want to be moving signs of karma. Every time you are lazy with your Salah. You are a person remember the next generation will be even more lazier than you even more lazy than you.
Remember this, so fulfill it get up for the sake of Allah. How long does it take? It doesn't take too long. There will be people who will abandon reading the Quran, they will abandon it. My brothers and sisters,
I want you to answer me with a show of hands. How many of you in your mobile phones? Do you have an application where you can read the Quran in put up your hands? Hi.
I see almost no exception. Everyone sugar. Everyone has it. Now I want to ask you, how many of you use that app to read the Quran every day? At least once? Put up your hand Hi.
I see one 10th of the hands luck but congratulations. It's a bigger figure than I was expecting. It shows we're still further away from tiama Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us at least people are reading the poem. You might argue Okay, I don't read it on the app, I read it maybe you know, using the most half which is a greater reward for example, because for that you need to do you need to be on a higher level of purity. If you're reading from your phone, you know, according to some of the scholars, you wouldn't really need to have
As such, the the, you know the level of purity, it can be slightly lower because it's not the most half. But when you open the most half the reason why the scholars say there is a greater reward when you open the app itself is because you need to be on a higher level of purity. That's one of the reasons may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us ease. Either way, I don't want to say this or that I want to say read the Quran, whether it's here or there or on an app or even on the walls in the masjid. You know, when you go into the masjid. My little son asked me once when we went to Madina, munawwara
What's all this Arabic writing on the wall? I said, it's surah Yaseen, look at it, it starts from here, it goes all the way down the whole harem, and they finish it. And it's actually more than that. It goes on and on and on.
But why do they write it on the wall?
It isn't in the city. So why do they have to write it on the wall?
Now, you know, me and my logical answers, I said, You know what, some, some people are too lazy to open the book.
And the son was too sharp, he tells me but that that means that they only can read one ayah because from this wall to that wall, there's only one verse. I said, Well, one verse is, is good enough, isn't it? I don't think you'd be telling me the truth. No. But the point being raised is even if you're reading it off a wall, a lot of us in our houses, we have blocks, these blocks have verses of the Quran, some of the scholars actually say that's not good. You You are perhaps insulting the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala by hanging in, I want to say if you haven't hung, at least read it. At least read it. We have the 99 Names of Allah for the last 30 years hanging in our lounge, and we
still don't know them off by heart. Come on, spend a little bit of time when you enter the lounge 99 names, we take pictures of it, we put it on the Snapchat story that we started using a few days ago. Mashallah. And what happens? Everything starts flowing, oh, my house, I've got this Islamic artwork, this artwork, I've had the 99 Names of Allah, this surah that surah everything is here. But I've never read it. I just take pictures of it and put it online.
Like the people who enter a store, and they test all the clothes in the store, they take all the pictures and show them all over Facebook and everywhere else. But those clothes don't belong to them. They didn't buy them. No one knows that they were only testing them, they put them back and the whole world thinks Wow, rich lady, every day new pair of shoes. No, I pass by, you know, the store that sells shoes every day. And I just take pictures with a different pair lavaca that's what we're doing. When it comes to religious matters as well. It's all about photographs. It's all about a show, and nothing in reality. It's a life full of show. That's why the Hadith says there will come
a time nothing will remain of Islam except the name. Nothing will remain of the Quran except the print the drawing in other words, that's it, the massage it will be
built well and possibly even well attended. But people will enter an exit ceremonially. You enter the machine like a ceremony. You exit you achieve nothing. It was just a ceremony. I went to get over and done with something but I came out without achieving anything much. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us is. So let's go back to this Hadith, where the Prophet sallallaahu salam speaks about intoxicants. He speaks about there will come a time when people of my oma will consider adultery permissible. They might call it different names. They might do different things, but they will consider it permissible COVID Mota Call it whatever you want. But adultery is adultery. fornication
is fornication. immorality is immorality. Remember that? The names that people may call it irrelevant. The Hadith says people will consider it permissible. Yes, Danny Luna and Hera
yesterday, Luna and Hera, you know what that means? It means Xena it means immorality, evil, sexual misconduct, they will consider it Helen That's the meaning of the term is the law.
And the Hadith continues to say what Harry Ah,
that's very, very interesting.
The Hadith says, people will consider the wearing of silk permissible.
What does that mean? What does the Prophet sallahu wa sallam mean when he says that? He means for men it is prohibited to wear silk.
That's what he says.
You know the prophets of Salaam once had silk in one hand and gold in the other and he said in any Harmon Allah Mati. These two are prohibited for the males of my own man. That's what he said. So you and I know the two are prohibited. Then he said they will come a time when the males will consider from my alma the males will consider
silk and to wear it permissible. It's a sign of the hour. So, the scholars have made mention of a very, very interesting point. They say
female clothing will be worn by males and male clothing will be worn by females swapping of clothing because I'll harissa is supposed to be feminine for women, it's permissible to wear silk. It's part of their beauty adornment and gold and so on. jewelry is for women, adornment, beautification, that's for women. And then when men start considering it permissible, nothing wrong. So you have men wearing a dress, and they say nothing wrong with this. What's wrong? Why are you looking at me? Subhanallah Okay, mine is a little bit longer handler.
But you have, I'm talking a female clothing, male clothing, you and I know, over time, the dress codes have changed.
How the prophecy of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam came through how amazing dress code has changed to the degree that our grandmothers and in most cases, our own mothers, if they are beyond the age of 50, we would never dream that they will some of what our daughters are wearing today.
SubhanAllah and people buy stuff. It's just called Oh, this is unisex. I'm not saying it's always Haram, please don't get me wrong. But if it is something that belongs to the females and the males are wearing it, it's part of this ad. And if there is something that belongs to the males and the females are wearing it, it's part of this hadith.
I'm not condemning any specific clothing, but I'm just telling you the mixing of clothing. Be careful. This is why in Islam, if you are a very modest person and you are concerned about these matters, as a main you wear masculine clothing, and as a female, you make sure it's feminine clothing that's just a good Muslim for you.
I'm not saying the others are bad, but I am saying these are a little bit more conscious when it comes to clothing. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding I wouldn't ever want to arrive on the piano and be thrown in with the group of people who are known as these are the people who were the statistics of the last hour. La kabara. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us forgiveness, then the same duration speaks about massive this hatake is in Sahih al Bukhari, the Hadees started off by speaking about adultery, people will consider it permissible, maybe give it different names. So he helped Buhari the next part, the Hadith says regarding clothing and I told you the third part
speaks about musical instruments almaraz if there is one meaning to almaraz, musical instruments, people will consider them permissible. So one might ask well, so what is the ruling? The reality is my brothers and sisters I know today there is a huge debate about music. I want to mention again, we spoke about logic a little bit earlier. We know from a religious perspective, the ruling, let's speak about from a logical perspective. Wallahi now I have done my own little research with non Muslims. And I've asked religious non Muslims, I'm talking of Christians and Jews and Hindus, etc. Naming top pop stars from the music industry. Would you allow your children to listen to this
person? Never would you allow them this? Never would you allow them that never? Why? It's dirty. It's immoral. It's filthy. It's degrading. And it's unacceptable. Not in my home. But you're a Christian. I know. Not allowed. But you're not allowed in my home. But you're a Hindu, never not with my children. Why? Because the industry is dirty. That's what it is. So people aren't you know, there is maybe Pat, I do agree. Perhaps the dose is permissible within certain limits within certain limits. Perhaps if you are singing an Islamic song with beautiful meaning, perhaps within limits, there is a certain permissibility but here I'm speaking of the musical instruments and the music
industry whereby people start shaking.
I don't even know what
it comes naturally. They say it's natural. It's not natural. It's a fancy way of controlling you. You listen to the beat, the beat continues, you start tapping your finger, you start moving your head a little while later you start moving the top of your body and a little while later you start moving the bottom of it. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us. And the words have become so dirty my brothers and sisters that it is a sign of the hour and people say nothing wrong. My brother you have a beard that reaches the ground and you still bopping stuff Allah, May Allah forgive you and forgive all of us. You cannot do that.
We need to be careful.
I want to teach you something very, very beautiful. Why don't you replace that with the Koran, melodious recitation
Listen to rather listen to anyone else that you would perhaps like saddle, how many beautiful recitals of your choice, Abdul Basit, Abdul Samad, whoever else you like. They will be so many people he plays It's beautiful. It's soothing. go onto YouTube and check how the non Muslims reacted to a survey or a little test and experiment that was done where they were told to listen to this, or an without knowing is the foreign and comment about it will lie. Now in Europe. The test was done recently. And a lot of they say it's so calm. It's so cool. It's so soothing. I feel spiritual, go and listen to the answers. It's their life for everyone to see. And we Muslims who have the Quran,
we are not achieving any soothing, no comfort, no nothing from this, how and why surely you can replace it. I would rather be resurrected and arrive in the Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala having known as a person who gave up dirty music for the words of yours, Oh Allah. I didn't want to listen to all of this. I gave it up. I know there was a debate about halal Haram. I do know the majority of the scholars said it's not permissible. I do know some of them said okay, within a certain scope, it's okay. But remember those who say within a certain scope, it's okay. None of them say that the musical industry of today is permissible, not even one of them.
I would rather come in front of Allah and be resurrected as a person who just substituted all of this for the Quran, Allahu Akbar. I substituted all of it for beautiful Islamic talks and that which motivated me it calmed me down. So panela you listen, I listen sometimes to beautiful words that are being said by beautiful people who want to promote goodness, and I just smile to myself. I say, Mashallah, look at this. I just smile to myself. You know, sometimes you hear your own jokes. stavroula they are sent to you by someone, and you laugh at it very rarely say this. I can't believe it. So halala Did I really say this in my talk? I can't believe him. But it happens. It's something
good because at least it makes you smile. So how do you start relating you feel Wow, you feel good about yourself? That's what it's all about. I'm a Muslim. I'm trying inshallah. Yes, it's a real world out there. It's not that okay, the religious people have to stand at the top and say, guys, you better follow the deed, guys. You better? No, no, no, we're all standing on one platform. And we all want to remind each other inshallah so listen to some beautiful things, my brothers and sisters, this will help you in this world in the next. So it's like alcohol when alcohol was made. prohibited. It was prohibited in stages. Those who were shocked, they understood a when Allah says
there is more evil than good. Let me quit. Let me cut it. Let me not even participate in this. Because I'd rather do something that there is more good in than to do something that there is more bad than the same rule can be applied to some other habits that we have today.
You know, the phone, obviously now this is not a sign of the hour. But this is something else.
It could be by extension. The phone distracts us from a lot of our duties unto Allah. The phone distracts us from our duties and to our children and our spouses.
When you enter the home, have a bin where you place all your phones go in. If you want to be on your phone, pick it up, stand just outside your door in the cold or in the heat.
Unless it is necessary. When I said this in one of my talks every once in a while it's necessary.
necessary. The point is learn to control yourself do something if your child was two o'clock in the morning, on the phone, not sleeping, what would you do turn off the Wi Fi. Then the child gets up and starts banging and hitting and everything as well. You need to set an example. You need to put your phone away. That's what it is. be disciplined yourself. Then your children will follow from the beginning. Play with your children. Take them out to play a game, take them to the park, go swimming with them. Do something constructive with them. They will become real children but because you're on the phone holding the children on the phone all night.
And who's to blame you? You didn't play with them? You didn't interact with them. You didn't talk to them. Look at how depressing it has become to have your meals today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us going back to the signs of the hour.
The Hadith speaks about Alhambra. Hum. I spoke about it in toxic and all forms of intoxicants. Whether it is weed, whether it is something else if it is intoxicant and intoxicant. It is being referred to in the hobby, people will consider it permissible. I know of Muslims who say there's nothing wrong with weed, nothing at all. You know that we have now said that the only way permissible is touch weed, you know that. We've said it a lot of times.
But people say no, nothing wrong. Soon they'll say cocaine, nothing wrong. Cocaine, what's wrong with it? heroin, nothing wrong with it. That's what they will say. You cannot allow these statements but it starts with some way and it becomes worse.
The Hadith speaks about
nudity, they will come a time when women will dress in order to expose. Wow, Cassie yachting arrietty these are the two words that are used together. They may sound contradictory, Cassie it means they are covered, Ariana means they are nude exposed. So the meaning of it is some people wear clothing in order to cover themselves. Those are the muslimeen some people wear clothing in order to expose themselves. Those are either the weak ones, or perhaps they may not even be Muslim.
So ask yourself when you are dressing, male and female, this hadith is referring to the females but the males are included when it comes to giving importance to your dress code. You know, you cannot wear a jeans halfway down your
legs now, you know before it was halfway down your backside. Now it's halfway down your legs, meaning almost at your knees.
So parallel I remember I remember someone sent me an image
on WhatsApp once and it showed the men they say 1960 they used to wear their trousers up to just below the chest, you know, just below their rooms. And then 1970 went a little bit low in 1980 got to the naval 1991 just below the navel. And then you know 2000 it came to halfway down the backside 2010 it came to the knees 2020 now what they have 2020 they got a guy walking with his underpants. He's got a little string and he's got his trousers behind him and he's working with the trouser one meter behind him.
I actually have the image Subhanallah
In fact, it's a short little video clip.
Some of you might have seen him it's a reality things are becoming worse. Male think they can get away because every time we are speaking about dress we're referring to the females no way we're referring to the males to begin with and then the females. But the Hadith says Cassius in Aria, no, that means they are covered they have dressed in order to show so it's tight so tight that you know what it can even take stock villa. That's how tight it is.
so tight that you can't even walk so high heels that you can you don't use striking to walk your feet have developed calluses but you're not worried it's a sign of the hour. You're supposed to wear shoes in order to be able to walk not in order to be able to make a noise with them so that everyone can see Wow, high heels you know stopzilla learn my brothers and sisters it's important go back to the reason why you got to do things you wear clothing in order to cover not in order to expose so people were you know, stuff a lot of stuff a lot. May Allah forgive us all. You wouldn't want to see a female dressed and you think Mashallah she's covered head to toe. And as she walks past, you look
back well, why were you looking back but that we'll discuss later, you look back and you see a slip Subhanallah from the bottom going all the way to the top, what was the point of this big long dress
when you just wore it to expose? That was a sign of
No wonder why the guy looked back.
Now I'm not justifying it. I'm not justifying. But I'm just trying to raise a point to say my brothers and sisters, let's become more conscious of this. We don't want to be part of these, a hadith of Rasulullah saw Salaam he speaks about evil, the evil that will spread the adultery that will spread I touched on it in a previous talk of mine here
such that sexual misconduct or immorality.
People will be engaging in sexual activity in full view of the public and they won't mind
and the people they're the best from amongst them.
The best statement that they would be able to utter is hey, you know what, guys? There's a wall there. Why don't you go behind the wall?
style federal law, imagine how it's going to become you and I can see we're getting there. We're getting there. The way people are behaving, Allahu Akbar. Do you know there's a narration that states is in duration that states that there will come a time when people will take greater key of their dogs than they do have children? Do you know that? That is a prophecy that I witness? I once read an article where someone left $35 million
a state for the dog.
I almost started saying
I didn't expect that from myself either.
The point being raised is look at the dog even human beings would think 35 million Come on man. This dog is so lucky. What are they going to do?
So Pamela, what are they going to do with this? We taking more care of the animals than we are of human beings. In Islam? Yes, you must be compassionate towards animals, but prioritize human beings come first. We want to save all the dogs of the world. But we don't want to save the brothers and sisters in Syria, for example, all the refugees that are out there and all the others who are struggling, but the dogs were quick to donate 1000 every month. Where is the balance, prioritize if a dog is drowning, and the human being is drowning, we want to save both. We must that's our intention. But we start off with the human being
May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us?
Now, I don't know why you're laughing.
You expected me to say unless it's your mother in law stuff. No, no, no. So I have the most awesome mother in law Mashallah hamdulillah. I'm just setting the record straight. But my brothers and sisters, remember this. Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with so much. These are evil things. We don't want to be a party to these things.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam speaks about how
falsehood will spread and I will end on this note,
falsehood will spread such that when a person is telling a lie, they will be considered truthful, when people are speaking the truth, they will be considered liars. Today, if you take a look just at the media, whether it's social media or genuine, you know, the print media and perhaps television etc. You can never ever believe even what you see with your eyes, because it could be doctored completely, it could be photoshopped completely, you get a voice imitator. Now, when you say things, and you have the voice that you want to be imitated, and it will say the same words, in a in another voice. It's a little application. That's it.
So now even when I hear someone say something, I don't necessarily have a guarantee in my heart that this is the actual person having studies. They have a face of a girl and they have a nude body and they are trying to blackmail the girl not
making it clear that this is photoshopped. The body is someone else's. The face is someone else's. The two are brought together. It is happening on the globe, destruction of marriages, embarrassing people and so on and so forth. It's a sign of the hour, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says that which is the truth will be considered false. That which is the lie will be considered completely truthful. Subhan Allah, be careful. Let us all become truthful. They say when you are truthful yourself, you will be able to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong.
Oh you who believe if you are conscious of Allah, Allah will give you the ability to distinguish between the truth and falsehood between right and wrong and so on. Allah will grant you the ability to distinguish to separate the two sides you will know that's only when you're conscious of Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us more conscious of Him. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all May he make us from among those who have heard what was said, and all the evil May we be from among those who are not a party to this evil. And may we be from among those who abstain from evil May we be from among those who promote goodness, morality very, very high levels of character and conduct.
Remember, the higher the level you promote and you live by the greater the chances of the next generation living by something similar, because every time something happens, the next generation actually drops one level maravillosa money in fact, what he said Malibu Santa Monica Monica Rosa Monica, that which we consider acceptable today, there was a time when people consider it taboo, unacceptable, and that which is considered unacceptable today, there will come a time when people will consider it acceptable. May Allah subhanho wa Taala always keep us guided in Allah subhanho wa Taala Bless you all sallallahu wasallam Allah Nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Hamada
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