UK 2008 – Challenges faced by the Ummah
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
Wa Salatu was Salam.
ala alihi wa sahbihi wa money better be Buddha. All praise is due to Allah subhana wa gyla, creator of entire creation, blessings and sanitation v upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of all creation. Were lots of carnivores, Allah bless him and black guns in a complete reward for having worked in a manner that has ensured that the message has got to us. Obviously he was the best of creation. We need to constantly send dude upon him, not for his benefit, but for our because,
as stated, manansala Allah
sallallahu alayhi wa whosoever St. Jude upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one, Allah blesses them similarly in resent him for his time. So it is for us that we say, Allah, Allah, Muhammad Sallallahu, ala nabina Muhammad, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless all his companion, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all when he protects the whole amount of this oma and maybe unite this oma and grant of love between ourselves so that we can actually see the essence of the entire oma through the love of the gene, and may allow some kind of a dialogue gunda soul protection may protect us as well as our offspring we keep up and our offspring on deal until the day of the AMA,
to the degree that when he
descends into this earth very soon, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make our offspring who may be alive at the time from his army and not from the opposition. I mean
polidori Lama beloved brothers, dear listeners,
I have chosen today to speak about the challenges facing the Muslim youth and the Muslim Ummah at large possibly we will go into very few aspects, seeing that there are there are time limitations. The intention of myself is solely inshallah for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In order for myself to improve in order for myself to improve we shall, and I hope and I pray that everyone can have a similar intention that Allah subhanho wa Taala governs us all upliftment indeed every single one of us knows that shape on works day and night. We have read our Salah here Mashallah. We are like sceptic with Gemma Shaffer is so jealous of someone who has read Salah let's say, tries to
make sure that before they leave the door of the masjid, the reward of the Salah is already gone out. Because sometimes we are the one best statement of visa before we walk out. Sometimes we have one bad word against someone that's biting or what have you before we walk out. So what happens is the reward of our son is taken and given to that person who happens
to lie. When he used to hear that someone was talking against him. He knew that that was
so what we used to do is he used to take a little slice of data he used to close it right below say to say you gave me a gift. So I'm giving you a gift in return and sends it to them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that understanding we don't want to give our power away.
If you look at Michael Cohen, which is a book of the future written by one of our own acaba de
la, where he transmitted the wisdom of
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comes with a good deed, good deed shall be multiplied tenfold. He has done something so interesting, so interesting. He says Allah has used the word whoever comes with goodness, not whoever does goodness in Arabic Mansa, Allah has done nothing Oh, man amela means we have done the good deed. But yeah, Allah says whoever can do the good deed when it comes when on the day of PM, so if someone can do a good deed, and protect it until the day of Fiamma, then to protect that deed up to the day of piano is 10 times more difficult and to do the fee for that reason. I'm going to multiply 10 times if you succeeded to come with this impact on the day of piano and it is true next week.
What is meant by this is that for us to fulfill Salah is quite much simpler than for us to protect it after that and ensure that we have not given it as a gift to someone else who we like went wrong. So this is what we need to realize shavon power
will not affect us if we seek the protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we are conscious that shavon is trying to mess us up. If we are conscious all the time, like for example, someone tells you you know what the enemy is preparing to attack you from that direction every little while you will look at that direction. Because you know that if there is an enemy coming from that direction, I better not be looking at the other direction, they might come to me what I'm looking at the other direction and maybe I might lose so I better look at that direction so I can be willing to retaliate if I'm attached to kind of what our brothers understand in the same way chiffon is waiting for us.
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tells a lot depends on what Allah you know what I'm going to do, I'm going to attack I'm going to attack them from the front from the back from the right leg from the left side. In fact, going further from the top and the bottom also. Now lots of kind of what's Alexander's protection or law here without the protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala we stand no chance. Next to shape. We need to always meet you up to Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us our ongoing learning ministry on the regime. May Allah subhanho wa Taala gunda protection I seek refuge in Allah don't respond because the condemned we learned that from from the
Whenever we see you, she's been trying to tackle up us whispers against us immediately, we should do up because protection Christmas because the law protects us, she cannot do anything. So the reason why I'm starting in this manner is every one of us wants to be better. I want to be better.
Every single one of us deep down in our hearts, we know that we have to be better people. But the only way we are going to be better is if we do something about it. There is no point in saying I want to be better. I want to give a concert with a speech and stop saying that 100 times
I need to do something about it. Okay, I want to be better. So let me ask myself, what have I done for me to become better? Did I change the way I speak to people? Did I change my attitude? Did I change my mindset? Is my art becoming cleaner or dirtier, I need to ask myself and sometimes we cannot achieve that. Just like that by sitting at home.
Like when you want to achieve a degree or you want to achieve some education, you either need to go to school to do something about it, then you will learn or you either need to get to start and arrange some private lessons or you either need to go onto the internet and join an online class but you need to do something if you want to achieve knowledge. So the same applies if you would like to achieve some form of goodness. And if I want to improve and you want to improve, we need to do something to improve and that is come to the masjid of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala see the old Lama in your
alliance places every reason which community is going to be bought in which communities you are going to be born in and Allah has chosen this and Allah who will be in that community as a test for me and you what was my relationship with Allah who arrived in my list? Allah will ask me. So as I said in the past, sometimes we sit and we wait for someone to come from outside 1000s of kilometers away for Mashallah they've come let's go for the talk. Alhamdulillah It's okay. But that talk will not help us if we do not have a relationship with our own local audience.
What is the point of listening to a In fact, if you take a look at medicine, and I've given this example in the past, if you take a look at medicine, the specialists who might be at a distance will not even look at you if you don't have a referral letter from a GP. And when the GDP you would be foolish if you had a GP in Burnley. whilst you're living in Blackburn, you'd be foolish.
Why? Because when you have a sudden problem, you've got to run somewhere which is about 15 miles away.
Someone like me about it the same applies. We islamically have sickness in the sense that we would love to cure ourselves more and more every one we want to improve every day we cannot sit with one little thing and say right I'm happy with my level of you know ways. This being is a struggle from the beginning to the end, there is room for improvement for those who think they are pious as well as those who know that they are not now Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all feel that there is that we always
room for improvement. Because if anyone thinks, Oh, now I have arrived at the level where I don't need to improve, then that means shaper has got hold of them very, very tight, very tight. There are lots of kind of what Allah protect us. So I understand that for my medical health, I need to have a doctor near me. And that doctor will tell me who exactly I can refer to what type of a sickness I have to do with my ears, my nose, if that's the case, he will return me to an end, it has to do with my art, maybe a cardiologist, if it's to do with something else, maybe a different type of a specialist and so on. The same applies when we develop a link with the house of Allah subhanho wa
Taala. And when we have a link with the Obama around, there are so many we need to understand, select someone who can understand you approachable, you can talk to and don't think, you know, I have heard this in the past some of the answers to you know that Allah unapproachable or unapproachable. There is a big gap between my question is did you try to approach them? That's the question, did you try to say something, maybe he's a serious person because that is how it is. We are not taught to be laughing and not all Ireland's will be laughing and joking all the time, because sometimes it can reduce your respect. Too much laughter can reduce your respect. So not
everyone will be like my friend who might be more jocular with you because maybe they might have a different type of an understanding or different approach altogether. But try those who might seemingly be stern will lie when you talk to them you will finally Sharla fountains of knowledge.
You know, when you when you want to dig a ball, you cannot just sit and look at the ground and start thinking like there's water here but I can't get to it. No, you've got to drill first then the water will come it will come out gushing. So the same applies when you want to approach an alum don't just say they are in approachable, you need to first go inside and talk to them then you will find that inshallah they will they will be more than willing to assist inshallah. So we should not allow shake funds to make us lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala we always need to be in the watch of shaman, I tell you, he's one of us has three issues three items within us. We have a soul, we
have that soul of ours, right? We have on one hand, the mullet, the angel on one hand and the Corinne on the other hand, Corinne is like a chiffon on the other side. Schaefer, every time there is something good that is to be done something inside of this jewelry, sometimes something inside us to do is say for example, I need to get up.
here obviously, we are getting more than us. But the message is for myself as well. Say we want to get up or salon further. And now it is a cold day and maybe our radiators are not working with freezing and this blanket is now over us and we are feeling massaged by shapefile at that moment of the morning, you know, and then what happens is something tells us now the water is too cold, man relax, stay there, don't worry, five more minutes, five more minutes. We know that the intention is to get up at five minutes. That is that is the definition. And something enough to say no don't do this. Come on. It's such a
big favor minute Junior mafia, the two sooner have courage have the power meaning before the the two sooner or further before the first The idea is there. reward is better than the old Jr. And what is finished. So what do you think the rewards of the following?
Imagine if this is the formula of the too soon? Not before? Better than the old jr? What is that what it has? Listen to the law.
Junior 101 mafia, the two sooner prior to the follow up further is better than the entire junior and what it has. So imagine if that is the reward of the sooner What about the follow up to Panama. So now I cannot allow this vendor I cannot allow this worshiper to start his day or her day correctly. Let me spoil it. So she can compensate only five minutes, five minutes, then by that time you switch up your clock now you say Oh, the machine is over now, five more minutes. Okay. Now Hassan has continued we gave him a finger. He said no. And we gave him a finger. He's taking the whole hand as goes the face. So what we need to do is if we allow, for example, this tectonic force to read, once
you see there is a heightening of something and Same goes for the Salah, Orisa Salah, and something he says don't really if we read it, who won the battle. The angels are the devil, the angel, and if we don't read it who won the battle? The devil Angel. The devil is the devil rings about just for a moment think of Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield for a moment. The two are fighting. Suddenly, my friends and
now they want a rematch. When they want a rematch. What would happen? Who would probably be the one who's holding the title, isn't it and it's my session when the second
Time, the third time who's more likely to win
and the fourth time,
but if he loses once, twice, thrice, four times, then Holyfield will become so big and so large that now no one will even come to watch the fight because they know that he was going to win all the time. So we have that boxing bout in ourselves every day for everything that we do. One time someone is telling us or something you said about the angels telling us to do is good. And the second is telling us Don't do it. And on one side that the angel is telling us don't do this bad, and the devil is telling us to it. It is up to us now who's in the middle to decide who we want to allow to win. If you allow the angel to win one time, and the angel will be holding the heavyweight title. If
the angel holds a title one time, the next time who is more likely to win.
They do because we want one already is more it will be easier. Once you make an intention, I'm going to use it one time is easier. You did it for 40 days in a row. Imagine what the vows they fought the angel one for 40 days in a row. Now shapefile is insignificant in you. This is how you build your spirituality. But if you allow time to read once the next day is gonna be easier for you to sleep. If you allow some time during the second time, it will be more easy until there will come a time when you will not get up for budget and you won't even bat an eyelid meaning it won't affect you. Because now the spiritual levels are so low that our email is a statement Allah subhana wa sallahu
that the same applies to say for example, adultery, or for example, alcohol, the taking of alcohol or for example, drug abuse or drug taking. If a person doesn't want, there will be a feeling of regret. That's the flick of human Allah protect us but who won the battle? The devil won the battle. But if the friends for example, I think Come on, and it's only one little thing come on. This is no this is totally wrong. And you know what I'm changing my friendship because it's very bad. I turned these different people every time you're calling me towards bad No, I don't want you go away who won the battle is the angel on the back. And now in the angel one one time you see, you're gonna see
work, I don't even want to talk to you go. Who was the angel again? Then you get into good company. So Pamela, when you get into what company is the force of alcohol comes into your mind, it's gone. Why? Because you don't entertain the thought. But if you drunk it once, and you've continued in the company twice and thrice, you might become an addict. That's what addiction is. Addiction is when you allow a man to overtake you to the degree that now he's your boss. So we are here and we need to realize there is a battle going on. A person becomes spiritually higher. When they allow when they fight they're not fighting, they're not meaning this easy to follow what is bad is far easier than
to follow what is good, I tell you why. Because everything bad. Normally a person when they're not allowed to do something, sometimes chiffon begins to beautify. That's what the art is. Zooey
has definitely made it very, very beautiful for men, what immorality, she's obviously beautiful, even under this continuous and the level of wealth, and so on, and so forth. So if JSON is beautifying something, it will be far easier for us to look at it, and to come to it and to say, you know what, let me engage in this. But try abstaining will allow you the sweetness that we get from abstaining from harm, we cannot describe it.
We cannot describe it, when a person has been engaged in something wrong for many, many years. And then they find one day that you know what I'm leaving you for the sake of Allah here. And now they make a lot of data for example, sometimes they might even tell come to the molano somewhere close to that From this day on I'm not going to commit the sin again. And then you find them in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala they will taste the sweetness far greater than anyone can imagine. That is why those who were non Muslims before and they have seen good and they have engaged in everything that they could have vil Allah give them he got into Islam. At times. They appreciate Islam more
than us who are all Muslim. Sometimes it happens like they know that you getting nothing out of Sunni while listening for what I have got nothing out of the infected increases your attention and your stress and your depression. So we need to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us and together with making dua we need to physically make sure that we are not found in areas where our decision place there are lots of kind of analogous locations. So this is the letter. This is what is happening now. The challenges that are faced by myself and yourself in our day to day life are all connected to this battle that takes place within us and it is up to us to come to the house of Allah
subhanho wa Taala because when we come to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala we will develop a link with the creator
This will help us to extend from
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definitely, the law itself prohibits evil and immorality for the morality and evil. Salah itself will keep the morality away and evil away. So when we eat our salah and it's meaningful within the masjid inshallah, when we read our Salah on a regular basis, it is a sign that Allah loves us. Why do I say this? Let me give you a simple example. You know, in the Quran, Allah says, Allah,
Allah subhanho wa Taala likes to give example, so that people can understand. So we are taught by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to do so many parables, so many examples. So we give our examples of every minute therefore our brain, the example of the forearm, and it is a very high. Let me give you a simple example for me and you to understand.
If you take a look at myself for yourselves,
can I just pick up anyone who I don't know off the street and say, You know what, brother, or sister? You know what? I'm inviting you to my house Come and have a nice
madman, what what are you talking about? Do I know you? What's your name? Where are you from? They probably just look at you and give you a dirty look and walk away. That's what would happen. Because there's no contact between you two, how can I invite you to the house? Or for example, if someone comes and knocks your door and you open it and they say, you know what, you know, what can I come in? Can I come in and have a cup of tea?
First of all about you might call the doctor and say is a psychiatric patient this idea? And I think you need to do that someone's got to you know, that's why there's only so long. I don't have a relationship with this person they don't have with me, I don't know that. Then if I know someone a little bit, listen to this carefully if I know someone a little bit, and what I know about them is very bad. Will I allow them to come into my house? No, I won't. I know this person. Every day they speak back every day to do better every day. This is what they're doing. I was allowed it or we won't have any dog and the day they are in need would I help them not necessarily hitting on this
alive gun to me I have to pull those up where we can even help our enemies, you know is something very, very interesting I was told by one of my own staff, that one of the highest levels of the whole,
the whole the whole is obviously an entire field, which which is definitely something that we all need to learn about and engage in and understand. It is connected to the internal purity of a human being. One of the highest levels of the soul is when someone does bad against you. Either they spread rumors about you learning difficulties in your life and so on and in turn, you give out a service on their behalf everything
can pay when you pay 50 to one pound whatever you can you say Allah my worst enemies, ABC Diyala, this is one
your biggest enemies Wow. That is a good act on their behalf. There is a possibility through that good act if it is accepted on their behalf, it may soften their hearts
This is one of the highest levels we asked a lot to get us on that are close to that it's not difficult to practice then when you see them your heart will just be at ease you'll be smiling because you know my life is being made difficult from this angle. But the truth of the matter is on the piano they will see that I've done so much with me Shall we Allah subhanho wa Taala takanawa This is how meaning should be thinking so I would think you would not allow someone to come into your house unless you had a link with them. Now let me give you another example. If I had my best friend they could come into my house even if I'm not there sometimes depending on how close they are
and the relationship I have with them sometimes the relative possibly they can walk into the house even at mealtime and I won't say I won't say hey you know what? Sorry I'm not available right now like what happens sometimes the democratic come to the door and Papa things a little challenges. You know what? Tell them Papa is nothing. So what happens is the little child goes back to the door says
my daddy told me to come to the door and tell you that he's not here.
The whole story so it happened believe me it happened. So instead of that type of an attitude when we have a heart We know he's people who really want to
and we have a solid relationship returning brother even a two in the morning don't hesitate to come to my house. Anything you need anything any time. I'm sure we've heard that statement from some of our close friends. They will tell you anything anytime. Give me a buzz. Here's my number. Now the example I'm telling you is the house of Allah we understand this regarding my house in your house. I can only come and close to you. That is why I say when we come to the house of Allah it is a sign that we are close to a line of lies close to me because this belongs to him.
The house belongs to Allah. So Allah put it in your heart to come to his house, it means he loves you. And it means there is love in your heart that it was anyway standing outside with a builder with a stick thing like this. Come on.
We came ourselves, why did he come, we want you to put our heads and noses on the ground for Allah sake. That's the sign that Allah loves us. And we love a lot. The more we come, the bigger the relationship.
The more we come to Ghana, the relationship between me and you and the love. So that is why those who don't come to the houses have a life dangerous. Because it means that they don't have a link with their own at their own pace.
You know, when someone tells you anything, anytime you can phone them when you are stuck on the highway, and they'll probably drive out to you. I hope we don't have the equal critical anything, anytime it's rare. When you find them at two in the morning, they say, Oh, this is the number and
then the next thing they switch it off. And then you see because we don't want that kind of haunts Allah that's not what happened. But someone would drive out for you at two in the morning because you they said to you anything anytime and you actually made use of that. So that means when we develop a link with Allah, Allahu Allah, when we are suffering, to in the morning, Allah will come to our system, Attorney, he or she or they
could see Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us through the Mubarak lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam whoever comes to me walking, I will come to him, Ashes, ashes, Allah comes to us faster than we go to him. If he does not need us, we need him. So my call to myself and then do whatever you want. Let us try our best to understand when we come to the magic we are doing a favor to ourselves will allow you to model tomorrow when we are in need alone, open the door, instead of phoning someone at two in the morning to come to your assistance. The man behind you as a Muslim, he watched everything and he stopped and he helped you and you got assistance within five minutes to
Panama, not realizing it was Allah Who knew that you were going to get started. So it was assumed that there was going to be someone behind you who is going to help you immediately.
So we don't realize these things, but the development of the means of Allah subhanho wa Taala will make us realize these things. So that is why those who come to the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is a sign of support. It is a sign of goodness, when we don't come, it may well be that it is a sign of rejection. It is a sign of rejection. Maybe Allah does not like something and maybe he rejected us like I mentioned earlier in another lecture. Sometimes we hear and we know that Allah Subhana Allah, May, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is misguided, no one can guide. If Allah has misguided someone, the whole world can turn blue in their faces trying to convince them what is
right and wrong. They will not get you. So now some of the answers come in the car. Well, you know what? It's misguided to listen for me, for me, let me carry on and do what I want to do. No, that's foolish. That's foolish. Who does Allah right guidance for? I tell you there's another thing that Allah says no, it's not like I don't like like, high regard and for those who wanted when levina gehouden, Xena
una, those who struggle and strive to our pleasure in one way or another, we will open the dose of guidance with it, we will guide them towards the right path. So if I want guidance, I need to make sure that I don't only make it like Allah guide me guide me but on top of that, I get out and I go to the rescue. I go to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala then I will achieve something inshallah, like the sisters who may be seated at home. There's no point in saying you know what, Mashallah we need to we need to learn to turn your receiver for example, put it on supervise, what does it cost you? Sometimes you can bring it into the kitchen, and you can turn it on while you're doing
something you can listen. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all understanding so foolish is the one who thinks that knowledge is something that will just be locked into our head from the sky. And then we will suddenly be knowledgeable people know or desire is something that just plugs into the head. No, that's not what it is. We need to try and alone. without trying. There's no a person cannot sit and say, give me God give me sustenance, give me give me sustenance and you lie under your blanket. That sustenance won't come to you. And then people claim that Jesus He was my lucky lunia
It was a thief who was close to him and we wanted to cut in and declivity so this little caesars Yama, you know you believe in a beer, so do I. So it was thinking that I was going to see why do you want to cut my hand? So he was one sharp? He said what
For the new deal that we were going to catch your hands to bring the night.
This is something we must understand we don't blame me for everything we need to try, we need to try so, the data will come when we try inshallah. So, these are
the main issues the main effects of coal, when it comes to ourselves how we can develop we can develop if we want to develop and if we do something about development inshallah, nowadays you have something extremely important that we need to look into and that is the friendship and the company it that you company makes you operate you you also model to be healthy. For Leon valuable, I have to commend you. A person is known by the type of friends, he or she does, make sure you bet your friends before allowing them into your self.
Image, make sure you vet your friends before allowing them into your circle within meaning when you want. You know, we think it's amazing for dunya we can do anything sometimes, but we don't realize for D which is more important we fail. When you have a shot. You want to employ someone at your business, you have interviews, interviews, you will interview everybody and you will take the best right or wrong. For what for a shop of yours, which will last a little while where you will probably achieve a little bit. What about your whole
Allah COVID a business because it's the job. Can I show you a tiara which will save you from punishment? So that's the Yarra which will lead us to the Atilla then we don't want to take interviews with money, you are rightfully correct. If you want to interview people before you allow them to become your friend.
It wouldn't be bad. Because I tell you the business before you
just after those quizzes at the beginning of the 19th part of the bond out of the 19 part of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the oppressors, and
those who have oppressed, who would they blame? They will blame their friends. Because they know what my friends were bad friends, I'm not going to be able to do anything on that day, they will be in the fire a lot protect us. So a lot is why Oh, my boo,
a lot is on that day of the AMA, the oppressors who will now be heading towards Ghana will literally be so regretful that they will put their hands in their mouths, they won't have any speech to say, put their hands in their mouth blaming Allah, or you know, we should have already chosen the path of the messenger. We should have chosen the path of the righteous, yeah, Allah. And the verse continues to say, Oh, I wish I didn't have that man as a friend. He led me astray. I wish I didn't have that person as a friend. It was him who was responsible for my devious. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are happy. We are fortunate that we are listening to the listening to this, so we should not fail.
Remember, your friend made you operation? You know, I have had the opportunity to sit with people who smoke. People who smoke 90% of this tells you we are smoking because our friends are smoking. Even the old people I've asked a lot of them. I said, Look, I just want to know my own research. I'd like you to tell me why are you smoking? What do how did you start? They say, well, when we were small, everyone was smoking and we started so they didn't want to but their friends were doing it. They did it. If you ask those drugs, they said, Well, you know what, that was the thing. So we were doing it. I'm honest with you, I have done it. You if you know people go and ask them a question to
say look just for our interest for purposes of research. We want to ask you how did it start? They will tell you 90% of the time they say it was our friends.
Even those who are engaged in alcohol abusing those receiving alcohol, they will send you one of our friends so your friends, those who are coming to the masjid regularly, you will find that it was someone somehow someway who actually prompted them to come in. That's why we have when they are youngsters, sometimes you find this team of youngsters coming together. When does the program what goes out this program? Yes, when there is harm to be committed, like I know in my part of the world, when they are nightclub May Allah protect our offspring from that protect the Muslim youth from that, when they are nightclubs. You find the same ways in during the month of Ramadan in the
evening. There are some children who are following each other to say which mosquito we bring to and there are other children who are also connected to Islam who call themselves Muslims and all
practical purposes in our eyes, there are Muslims phoning each other thing, which nightclub are we heading to tonight?
These are the two for the two forces that we are thinking about. So we need to understand these ones are going in that direction because of their friends, and those who are heading in that direction because of their friends because of the company so it's up to you to keep it the best of company. Do you know that your company over a period of time can change your own thinking completely? Completely? Your company every day they say one word one to two is what we'll do it now you start hating people not because that person is bad, because of your company, you start causing problems not because you are a troublemaker, but because of your company. So this is why
are so much about company, my dear You are seated yesterday, if we and even the messages for myself, and for everyone else, if we would like really to take positive steps to
start asking yourself, who am I friends? What type of friends do I have? What habits do they have? What sequence do they make to Panama?
Oh, you hopefully, be conscious of the presence of your Creator at all times and make sure that you are only in the company of the truthful and the good and the pious.
Now sometimes they are clever you. You always have questions and I'm like, good, it's good to up and nothing Don't ask. But sometimes they ask they say you know what? Now I'm a good person. Sometimes they think I'm a good person. So my friends are telling me that they are in good company, but they were bad people. So who's in good company who's bad? Now they always ask questions like this. So one person is good five people are bad. So this one is asking you I in good company, or are they bad company where I invest company? Are they in good company? How do I tell the difference? Very easy. There is a litmus test, what is it this? Ask yourself, if they're bad qualities of brushing off onto
me that I am in Bad Company. And if my good qualities are brushing off onto them, then they are
very easy. So if I find one or two of my Islamic values being lost, then I need to change my company. And if I find that those who never used to come to the masjid status, for example, I'm using the example of the masjid because it says a fella to emerge from a common common theme a woman has been we've heard the adage, I'm sure so many times, Salah is the founding pillar, the foundation of this deal. If you are to read the rest of the will be made easy for you, you'll be able to build on it, you will be able to build the rest of your being in fact you will be already if you read the law correctly.
And if you drop that founding pillar or if you do not have the foundation, then you are wasting your time. Why? Because then the whole deal has been dropped by the dropping of the law. That's what the Hadith says. So that is why we are speaking of the masjid. So for example, if those people have to be drawn to the matching up of a will must come into the market and he shows a very good company. So this is something we need to understand.
As we grow up, there is another issue one is the issue of company. The second issue is the issue of character and conduct is very, very important. Today's sickness, the sickness of the ages, people could not care about how they say what they say to whom they say when they say they couldn't even what they think oh, you know, rich man, I've got whatever I wanted or even if they're not rich, they say I'm not offended. I don't need this guy. Let me just talk to him. I
know that is the bond of brotherhood of teen prohibits that lie that is your Muslim brother to hurt the heart of a Muslim brother. Well, I will have to give an answer to Allah subhanho wa Taala on the piano. What else am I going to do when I didn't meet him?
So we need to talk to each other with a smile speak properly. Jeff Asuka fee what he
added I'm sure so many times to smile at the face of your fellow Muslim is a sada you know what is the meaning of a sadaqa when you give us money. So this is like a monetary act of worship. I mean, it was a smiley faces. There are lots of hands on with Alexander's understandings. So it is important we build ourselves be helpful. Don't be lazy, those who are young, we need to learn how to be helpful How to Be courageous how to learn how to respect those who are adults? Well, it goes up and believe me, I have marked it. I've seen it. I read it in some of the details of some of our own ama, where they say that in the madrasa years, they will already know our Guru used to know already
from other affiliates that this person is going to be someone who shall indeed champion it. Why? Because they always respected their stuff and they always spoke correctly and they respected everyone else. From that time you can see that there is a seed which is sold which is that of an apple tree. So what will grow apples that everyone will benefit from each other. But when we saw a seed of foam and cactus what will happen when you get the cap
The flood which will go with everybody, Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So from a very young age, it's important that we learn to respect our adults to speak properly, not to be unruly. Today, there is a new trend and very sadly, very unfortunately, I would say stems from the television, I would say stems from the TV program, the brothers small sister those type of programs which are very, very dangerous, what they are trying to do, to be honest, is to try and let everyone watch certain people living very very inhumanely, for example, on islamically and everyone's level must then look at that and say, that is the loan This is how we'd like to live. So they actually come to
that level. In fact, from up there, people will come down there, this is what is happening in the world. A lot of the television programs that take place, not only in this country, but everywhere that people follow religiously, meaning you know what numbers can be grueling but there's you know, my program here sometimes you find older people also doing the same thing that you find that my program is must not go Nevermind. given us one hour to read it, I'll read it later on, you don't have to go to the machine. Look at the big fatwas they begin to issue why one small program watching five six girls and boys laughing at each other and asking active claim you know, sometimes what
beats me is you see a little shooting in in a movie with someone died and I've seen people cry tears and you start thinking that is tomato sauce, my dear. Ketchup, they've been paid for it. They were laughing about it man, and you are busy crying Yes, do your part and parcel of it. It will basically stay with me. And the more meaning the believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala cannot cry because of the verses of
This is what's going on in the Muslim ummah. Now we are we heading is that the case. So this thing here is leading as far as Chris, we are watching people who are acting in a way that they themselves don't look. And we begin to live in a way in a way that we watch their actions. And if they were to watch us, says you know what, even in our lives, we know that this was only an act.
This is weird, because we weren't happening today. So it's very important, we realize what we look at, what we look at will actually affect our money. Because he's worried
about the opposite sex. If you happen to look, look down, as soon as possible, why the longer you look, the longer it's going to take for that thing to come out of your head. And the longer it takes wait to go out of your head, the less you will be able to concentrate in your event, the less you will be able to concentrate in your event. So it is up to us we need to decide
what we would like to do a lot to kind of really use us to benefit the summer. See what happens sometimes very sad his parents like Time flies. But inshallah I hope that what I said here, though, we were just warming up. I hope what I've said here has actually been a benefit to myself and yourself. We've touched on a few issues, which are the basics the patient, we have not gotten gone into the details I showed about how shavon tries to attack us and how we need to be on the lookout and how the battle takes place in hotels and how it's up to us to allow one to win or the other and how we need to make sure that we are in the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala What a beautiful
machine, it's going to talk on the piano You know, when we put our heads on the ground, this place will be a witness with our name and surname to say you know what name and your father's name, this person put their head on to do the year, you see. So now imagine the mosquitoes in our locality we were living right next door down the street we've never been here come at least was allowed to the ground can deal with the from the deal to me, I love this man, my brother had other businesses, but don't punish this person because he put his head on the counter you hypersensitive.
He put his head on the ground for you five times a day is a chance where lots of hands on with Allah forgive us to His mercy. So the choices are ours. And we need to realize that we must develop a link with the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I also touched on the company that we teach. And I also touched on character and conduct very briefly. There are lots of hands on with other professors I noticed slightly older people in this particular gathering. And what I'd like to say is inshallah, we need to realize we need to understand that we are dealing with a new type of clothes, a new type of a world, there are new problems today. You know, 4050 years ago, the problems that we're being
faced by the communities are slightly different today. We have new problems, I cannot pick up a stick and teach my child I cannot do that. Simply I can't. So that means that the young
and the elderly rula are thinking up methods of how to keep our children in track. Bearing in mind the Lord.
So that is why the older generation needs to understand that sometimes they will be a new type
have a solution for a problem that is old, because of new laws and because of a new generation. So sometimes, long time ago, when someone did not come for Salah, you could say, Hey, come here, give them to CC.
And they'd go straight, they'd run, you know, immediately to the monkey, before you say if I don't see you there, watch out. When you come back, you're getting two more shots.
Today, you can't do that. So what you got to do, you've got to make the machine the center of attraction. If you visit the United States of America, you will find every machine has a football club. Every machine has some form of sporting activities come from Why? Because what the youngsters do, they say, oh, that we win football. So they go to the big feast. When they go to the beach, we were under no supervision. That way they miss the druggies. That's why they need the alcoholic. That's why they need the girls and the others. And that way everything happens. And sometimes we see that Oh, you know what they go on for sport, they don't go for sport. They are the shape and we'll
tackle them there. But they come to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala sitting somewhere nearby, something arranged by the Ministry, possibly that one piece of this machine can play another team from another machine. And we can arrange some of the social activities. I would not like this 40 years ago, but today, I have no choice. I have no choice. But to do that. Because if I don't, I'm going to lose my children, they're not interested in coming to the rescue, because I'm not allowed to even shelter. If I shock them and they feel emotionally hurt, then they might just, you know, make life difficult for everybody. And we might lose them totally so alive, there is a
responsibility, my dear adult upon us to allow the authorities and to allow them to think up solutions within the limits of the Sharia, we might suddenly see people who will come to the masjid. And they might be coming to the machine to play or to meet or to have, for example, an outing. So they say look, the bus will come here to the machine at this time year after Serato. So we're going to leave we're going to for example, Burnley and we're going to have a match there and we're going to come back with with a lot of options back in this particular machine to do that. Now we cannot complain say, look, it converted the machine to a football pitch. No, they haven't. But there is a
there is a problem, we are going to lose in fact, we may have already lost part of a certain generation. And in order to retain that we need to think of ideas, let's make it interesting, let's have something some form of activity inshallah, this is how we will draw the use to the metallic inshallah. And obviously, we are not saying that anything an Islamic should happen. No doubt Allah knows the limits of Islam. So within those limits, they will then guide the others as to what to do and what not to do. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who can think up ideas within the limits of Sharia to bring our youth boys and girls within Islam inshallah.
You know, it is a battle. It's a battle for myself and you
need to ask me, I placed responsibility on you regarding your own children. What did you do? Yeah,
man Oh, Akuma de que na, O you who believe in yourself and your children from the fire? How can you say that from the fire?
You know, I was shocked and surprised. I'm not saying this should happen here. But I went to one community without taking names. I went to one community.
And I found at in that community that they had arranged, some members of that machine had arranged that you know what, we are all going to go together to watch the World Cup.
And I was shocked because for me it was new. For me it was new. I should mention that the Maulana is going to watch World Cup with all these children here. I wonder what it is? I didn't understand it. It didn't make sense to me when I said look what's happening what's all this about? When they suddenly don't have to visit Malala you know what's happening, they have little clips, they're going to each other the Housing Committee dinner with the with the girls, and at the same time is drinking alcohol and drugs and they are doing so much harm our children. So we set and second set, we had no solution but we said let's go and we will hire out the big screen and make sure that our boys our
youngsters do not mix with other people they must come and see what's the football match. After that we make a little cameo was shocked to me I knew I didn't know about it, and inshallah our community here has not gotten to that level. inshallah and I hope we don't get to that. But a time might come when you find children going far, then go to the house of the blood law in order to watch it something to watch football, you'd love to let them have them in a in a place that where you can actually have your hands on to them. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant this Alma Xavier, Allah we are moving through tough times alpha Viva la de la.
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