Confronting Doubts and Atheism
Channel: Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
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so I know,
a privilege for me
to be in your midst today.
I would like to thank the two organizers of today's event, have
mercy and love
for arranging this program, a very important topic. And I would like to thank all of you as well, for coming after a very long, hard week, Friday night is like the end of the week here as well. Yes, just like UK. So Friday night, everybody wants to just relax at home.
That 100 Mashallah, you have all come here, lots of hydro data, except all of you, brothers and sisters, may He grant us the ability.
may grant us the ability to say that which is beneficial for all of us, Inshallah, I won't take too much of your time because I know it's the end of the week, you may be tired.
And I'm also kind of tired, I came last night last night still still jet lagged slightly in the sleep pattern. And I was just messed up at the moment. So I was thinking how to approach this topic, we have the poster here mirage of atheism.
I couldn't make this, which I called on another occasion, a very sophisticated intellectual and academic type of discussion, we will look at theories and evolution and all of this with with all the depth and detail.
But given his Friday night, and it's 9:30pm like I said, it's the end of the week. And plus I'm also mentally not in this state to talk about everything in that detail. Therefore, I want to approach this topic in a slightly different way in a different manner, which is more easy to absorb.
And a bit light lights up relatively.
We thank Allah subhanaw taala
that He has
made us believers Muslims in the ummah of the messenger, Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. Some of us most of us are born Muslims, some of us may have introduced, embraced Islam.
This issue the phenomena of what we call apostasy.
The issue of people leaving Islam and when they do leave Islam, they actually they mostly they become atheists, they don't. Very rarely you have
situations where Muslims leave Islam and they become Christians or Jews. That's very rare unless you have a girlfriend or boyfriend and you want to
protect and preserve it. But generally it's atheism. So these two things come together, apostasy and atheism. In Arabic,
atheism is known as inherently, the Arabs have been discussing this for quite a long time, many of what I'm going to argue their writing books, this is something that they've been debating and discussing. And it's not new. Atheism is not something that's new. Historically, though, atheists and they everything's evolved in the world, and the people who talk about evolution have not evolved. Everything's evolved the atheism the atheists, they have the same arguments that they used to have 16 is sorry, 600 years, 1000 years. It's just different wording and most of the intellectual academic type of
points that they
It's all been discussed refuted by not just Muslims by even non Muslim intellectuals. So apostasy and atheism, these two things come together. Many times we think that this is the problem and he is a lot of people can very dull and very gloomy and very sad and you should be sad even one person leaving Islam, it's, it's the responsibility of everyone, not just parents parents are worried. I know in the in here in the United States and in North America in general. Whatever happens here happens back in England, where I come from, even when we had recently an event about two three months ago, that there's this. I won't call it the epidemic, they call it the title was the epidemic
of apostasy that there are people leaving Islam. But seriously, if you look at it,
in relation to those people who are leaving Islam, the amount of people who are coming into Islam is far greater.
Just in England, in United Kingdom a few months ago, there was a government report. I have it here with me, this was the government. They have this report that they take out every year. And this was the report on ethnic minorities on on just generally different aspects. And they said this is from the report this which was released two months ago, amongst faith groups, the number of people identifying themselves as Muslims grew most significantly by 1.2 million people, most the people who simply are Muslims in the last year, from all the different faiths Muslims grew the most 72% increase.
The Muslims increased by 72%. This is higher than for any other religious group in the United Kingdom. And Muslims make up the largest non Christian religious population. When we say non Christian most many Christians are named Christians, really. So Muslims might be the largest faith followers in England. After Christianity in England, Muslims make up the highest religious population
are 2.8 million how many Muslims in England
we have about a minute or 55 60,000,002 point 8 million Muslims in total, compared with 0.8 million Hindus zero point 4,000,006 0.3 million Jews and 0.3 million Buddhists. So
many people are accepting Islam we are of course worried and concerned that there are people who are becoming atheists, they're leaving Islam. But on the other hand, many people are coming into the fold of Islam not just in Europe, not just in the United Kingdom, but even here after 911 How many people are coming to Islam, never before that many people have come into the fold of Islam as they have after 911 and this makes me think of or reminds me of the verse of the Quran Allah says in the Quran or into the window of the home and if you turn away from a bar if you don't want to practice D then Allah will change and bring another group who will embrace Islam and they will practice Islam
and they will take your place. Well we have to worry is that if we're leaving or our family leaving this load is going to be people. This is a guarantee of ourselves as well and vicar of him now the hula hula, Allah will preserve this Deen He will protect the Quran, He will protect the Sunnah, this whole deal will be preserved until yomo. Piano Muslims will be the day or the final hour will come and there's nobody there to say Allah. That's in the hadith of
authentic hadith. So Muslims will always remain that actually in case but the question is that, are we going to remain Muslims? The question is, how is our our children going to remain Muslims? That's the question. And it is the parents responsibility. It's everyone's responsibility. It's not just the Imams responsibility, or the teachers or the scholars or the shape or the people in other positions of authority. It's every single Muslim, male or female. It's our responsibility that we make sure we remain steadfast on our body. And we ensure that our children remain steadfast. This is one of the greatest challenges in the West. One of the greatest challenges of Muslims in the West is
the preservation of the Imam of our progeny. It's a big issue. I was born in the West myself, I was born in England. I wasn't born anywhere else. All my life. I've lived in England.
It's very important. We have the third fourth generation in England. This is one of the greatest responsibilities. We've come to these countries. We were born in these countries, our parents came to these countries maybe while grandparents came we came for economic reasons, mostly no problem, even though some people get to at that time and some people
still difficult to today, it's hard for me to go to the Narrable. I'm going to show you two points. They said I still have the pivot why it's not about Muslims to go in there. I'm not saying I agree with that. I'm just saying, This is what he said. And lots of people give this type of ruling. But okay, no problem we came, but whoever allows any of the demand for power from the different various schools, when they did allow Muslims to live in non western lands, the main condition was, the greatest condition was that only if you can ensure that you and your children will remain on the market, because you will be affected one of the great scholars of the subcontinent Sheikh Ahmed
Hassan Ali and leathery, rockin Mahoba. In the 70s, or the 60s, he gave a very powerful lecture, which is recorded in books. And he said to the Muslims, he came to England and gave a lecture he insisted that I fear for your future generation living in these lands unless you ensure that you have dean at eemaan. Slum at home. And this doesn't mean that we don't talk we tackle these issues straight on every issue. And I'm going to talk about some issues that young people get affected by this is just an introduction reading.
We have to tackle them, we have to answer the questions and some of the things that sometimes we contribute our own selves, we could contribute towards some of them having a delta or leaving Islam or leaving D. So
I will say that just normal people are coming into the fold of Islam. It's not something that it's an epidemic that everyone's leaving Islam, a lot of people are coming into Islam. And when they do come into Islam, one of the reasons why do they come into Islam because they see the beauty of this religion. This is why if you look, historically, the Muslim, the automa in their books, they never actually discussed.
They never discussed atheism, they never discussed dating, they will discuss about proving God because that was a foregone conclusion in historically nobody was an atheist atheists.
you didn't have atheists like we have today. Nowadays, atheists have become like minutes and Stein reason because the reason being is that the surroundings are supporting them. The whole secular system is supporting this. Even in the olden times, if somebody was atheists, they used to be closeted atheists they used to hide it was something abnormal. If somebody denies God are talking about whether you if you're not Christian, or Jew or any type of godly fit, if you deny God, you would be someone who would be imbalanced or mental health issues in your mind. In the early times, three 400 years ago, there was no place for atheists in the olden times, reason being because it is
absolutely natural. The fitrah This is what the Hadith says Kulu. The EULA to
every human being is born of the natural fitrah the sound disposition, the sound disposition of every human being is that naturally they believe in God, you know, even an atheist, I've met atheists,
those what atheists I tried this on him, you know, I just pinched him from hits, oh, my God. Where did your blood come from? Now, it's the natural heart that spoke, you talk to an atheist. So you know, they deny God but something goes wrong of God, God just comes out. It's the it's the natural. The Miner believe in the God of the Muslims, I don't believe in different things, you believe in something. And this is God. If this actually some of them say that, no, this whole this whole universe created itself. You know, this day, something has to create this whole universe created themselves. You either believe in some powerful, you either believe in this ignorant inanimate
object creating itself or you believe in a powerful, an evil a deal with the powerful being creating something.
So they, many of them
will come to that. But I will say that, historically, it was an imbalanced disposition. It was not a natural disposition of a human being the fifth This is why the Quran doesn't even talk about proving Allah's existence. Quran says a filler it shall conform to the similarity with all about Allah is the adults who created the heavens and earth How can you even doubt that? All the prophets from other areas salatu salam, till the messengers of Allah when you say nobody called their people towards believing in God, they call to a store free every profit call to a store feed believe in one only God, what an insert the human Hello personality. What are we asked Alicia king of Metka Who
created the heavens in their folder now? They say God, Allah God, the old the old, we should call of NACA, they believed in God, but they used to commit
shirk, associated partners with the last part of the audit. This is why the Quran never talks about it.
The WHO dude the existence of Allah. Allah doesn't talk about that Allah talks about, though he, Allahu Nelida in there who will tell you for you farlam A No, Ill Allah for
all the ayat all the verses of the Quran, the Quran, if you see all the verses talking about, okay? There's no way the existence of God, other early scholars didn't even discuss, because there was no need, there was nobody who denied it. It was just, it was as illogical to deny that this world exists. And that's what some of the things I say now, because you know, one thing, because they get complicated, because one thing brings up another thing, but then if they say this, then this there are you atheists right now, they actually they deny that this universe exists. Because if they say that this universe exists, they have to ultimately forced, they were forced to say that there's
actually a hardship that has created it. So some of them they actually deny the existence of they deny design,
they deny that there's a design in place, the way Allah was placed in designing everything, just imagine this sun that Allah has created, day in, day out, such in a meticulous way, in such a meticulous manner, the way the whole cosmos system works.
You have to believe in a God. So some of these atheists, they actually deny the existence, you might say, how can they deny
that even though the the
illogical, yet they are more intellectual than the one who says there is a universe that is no greater, that's even more illogical?
Because they have to there's two types of atheists. So, this was actually abnormal aliasing, even the scholars earlier on, they never discussed the Voodoo the coma, you know, many of them they just discussed, you know, what they discussed, they discussed the proofs of the prophecy of the messengers of evaluation. normal brain, it is a great scholar, he wrote a book, there are no new Bhuwan all the proofs of the new Bula of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That's what we need to prove. Because in other words, if you're saying that you actually because he is a prophet that has been sent by Allah subhanaw taala. That's what they discussed the early books of happiness
in a hurry and that manual because they study,
there's no mention of Aqeedah who are believed in the existence of Allah. It wasn't a matter of times when it just became militant, because of the surroundings that gave them the ammunition. So therefore, later on, people started discussing.
The scholars just discussed the prophecy of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and many people who embrace Islam, they actually this insight point that they actually become Muslim is different when they see I went once there was a
was in Detroit, in America here in Detroit many, many years ago, five, six years, six, seven years ago, I met your brother, he became Muslim. I asked him, I said, How did you become Muslim? He said, The reason I became Muslim was I said, Did you study the Quran? He said, No, I never stayed in the Quran. Somebody once gave me a small booklet with the brief biography or like the characteristics or attributes of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and when I read this, I was just an all absolute amazing you will be. Then I asked him, I said, Do you have some more books, say give me some more books. And I started reading about this great man, his characteristics, the way he lived,
the way he was the way he was, as a man as a husband, as a family man, as a leader, as a person who, how he dealt with people. He said, I became immersed in this biography, especially his o'clock and his character, like the Quran said,
that we have put you on a very high pedestal of o'clock, when I read this, I fell in love with this man. And I said to myself, that nobody can be like this like this unless he is a supernatural being like he's a human, but he's not like other human beings. It's only from Allah and it's true. Many other non Muslims who became Muslim said the same thing. That seeing the Messenger of Allah or Islam how he is, you know, we talked about zero we tried to act upon sunnah. We can never be like the Messenger of Allah or anything. That's impossible. We just we really say emulate him like
5% of him is good enough to be like him. You have to be a prophet. It's an amazing level of character just read his seal. We don't read this
simple example. So here is a Muslim and a Subramani brother in law, who says Coddington the VSL Allahu alayhi wa sallam I should have seen. I serve the Messenger of Allah holy some 10 years, from our quality fulfill to 10 years you've taught a person you've employed Your servant, the servant of yours, he brings tea for you and coffee for you and food for you and he works for you day and night. You're in control. You pay him you
You pay him wages and salary. 10 years he never said the word to me in 10 years. Like off means
aside. And then he said, he never said to me ever for a thing that I did. Why did you do it? Or for something I shouldn't have done? Why did why did you do it? 10 years imagine Can you imagine a person in 10 years, this is just one example. This example just this year, last example, filled those one on looking at a new Muslim, a river brother, he said,
It's impossible for any man to be like this, in terms of his characters o'clock, not to be a problem. It's just impossible. It's illogical. Only a prophet can be like this. And then said, there's so many other things the messengers of Allah already said and predicted Solvay things which came into existence. And his prophecy was also in the previous prophets, you know, the scriptures as well. So,
this whole atheism is a recent phenomenon in a militant way, in a very forceful way. Maybe before it was, but he wasn't in that way. Because nowadays, the problem brothers and sisters with his dad, nowadays, everything unnatural, abnormal imbalance has been made mainstream. This is the problem in every sphere of life.
People's minds and brains. Okay, when we don't when we're very careful what we say, okay, Muslims, we're not supposed to hate on anybody. And, you know, this is not what Islam teaches. Right? So we have to be very careful, and we're very clear about that. But we have a viewpoint where anyone can have any viewpoint, Christians have an input user viewpoint, as long as you don't force it down anybody and as long as you're not aggressive. And you're not you're not
committing any crimes. But people have you. Here some of you support New York Yankees, you will be militantly supporting new objects.
Is that baseball or basketball or?
Baseball? I didn't know your sports you agree the only sports we know in England is what you call soccer. That's the only proper sport in the world.
But anyway, um
you know, there was once was BBC, they came they came they were doing some
documentaries, you continue to view me as well. So they were talking about why why are Muslims or why any religion? Why so forceful on your religion? Like why do you say you?
This is the only true religion?
Is this not extremism?
I said to them, You know what? The people have the same thing. We have a viewpoint with the only reason I am a Muslim and we are Muslims, because we think this is true. Otherwise, why would it? Why would I be a Muslim? If I thought everything's fine. Oh, you can have a choice then. Today Muslim tomorrow Christian that makes you men back to Muslim morning. You know, breakfast, Muslim, lunch, do dinner Christians? Why do I have to put the effort? The only reason why Muslim because I in Medina, and Allah and Islam, this is the only true religion. And I have a right to believe in that. That doesn't mean I hate the Christians. That doesn't mean I hate the Jews. That doesn't mean I can
coexist with them. That doesn't mean I don't be hospitable towards them. I am kind, considerate of husbands and what they encourage you to have in my house, the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam ate as a Jewish man's house and he invited the Jews Jewish person. Has any Muslims ever invited, the Jewish person is out to eat the messages from Allah when you send an invite to the Jewish man for who dates at his house, and he wants to be accepting an invitation in Medina.
Some Muslims like Thank you, have you ever you have so many Jews here? No problem. There's nothing wrong with that. It's not how to check. I came to the airport here the Jewish person next to me and I shook his hands on everything. I was hospitable. This is what the Quran teaches us. But that doesn't mean that I think he's originals right now. In the same way he thinks that Islam is not correct. That's why he's a Jew. Why would he be a Jew? So I told his BBC reporter I said the reason everyone believes their religion, you have a right to believe.
And what we do the sports fans do it even more aggressively, but you have no problem. We don't swear on the social the swearing, we think Islam is the true religion. We don't swear we're not you know, phobia. We don't have a phobia towards other religions. But if you look at sports, New York Yankee fans, they'll be a hurling abuse and other you know, even during the match, they're fighting and you know, swearing and everything. Was your extremism wonder, you know, why did you lose that lose? And they also said, Why do you teach your children when they grow up then you have to be a Muslim?
All these sports fans, they brainwash the children to follow this for the sports team. We have Liverpool and Manchester United. Yes. There's one guy who's travelling with me. It's in Barcelona. I don't know if he's going to support Manchester United below this. This is not
Right, you know, if he's my child, he has to be a Liverpool fan. Like, I'm going to make sure this is not right. This is going off the truth.
Parents, they actually from a young age, they drill it into their heads you grow. They say if you grow in a house, you grow up and you're raised in a house where your parents are supporting the team then that says, you have to call it that. These guys do move into hidden religious people, people who follow religions, but there's no laws, there's no extremism, there's nothing no problem, you can do whatever you want.
they all seem Yes, the messenger sell a lot when you sell it these characteristics. Many people
That person I met, and he said that he became Muslim because of reading the characteristics of the messenger server, and he was sent to something else.
But anyway, the next point, that Hamdulillah we are all Muslims, and Allah has given us a sloth.
But many people have dogs.
Not maybe for some people, doubts come into the mind from the hearts. And that's absolutely natural, normal
doubts coming in doubts, like what?
Sometimes doubts regarding certain teachings of the religion, we can go into that, and I'll give some examples of that time.
But more important than that, the more dangerous type of doubts are when people start having doubts in their mind about
the actual believe in deed and Islam.
I'll come to that the point I was trying to remember now that
the atheists are very, very religious in this day and age, because everything is imbalanced, that's what I was talking about is very imbalanced.
The fitrah, the natural fitrah of the human being wants to believe in God, believe in a powerful God, Allah subhanaw taala. But everything's become imbalance. Right now in England, it's like this, and I'm sure it's here everyday Oh, this one will say that we don't hate anything, anyone in religion. So I'm saying that what I'm saying is not to hate on anybody. But this imbalance is in every aspect of life. So now the classic example of an atheist. Okay.
I've spoken to some in England, the classic example of an atheist in England, and maybe here, you've got a female, she is, number one, all these things together. She's number one.
She's a lesbian. Number two, she's non binary. Nowadays, people are, you know, I was reading the newspaper on the way here in the flight, the one laws to be passed, where in your passport, you shouldn't be forced to say you're a male or a female. And it will be soon give another four or five years. Nowadays, you have an option, male, female, or they said X, something else.
They're really fighting for this, they want there are people who don't believe that you have to be agenda, you call them some are transgender, or trying
a little bit towards the specifics, but non binary, gender fluid, these are all of these things come together. You see, when the filter on the mind, when you get imbalanced, then you become imbalanced, totally everything. So sex, the sexuality is imbalance according to our understanding religion, that is only when homophobic You don't hate anybody. I'm just clarifying that news recording, we clarify this, but
you have people who have
what we would consider to impermissible sexuality, which is not allowed in Islam. And then at the same time, gender fluid, male, female, then also, there's something there's different different words. Now all these terms have come up on research, many of them you have something called pansexual. There are people who say we're not you know, people, like normally the attraction is towards a member of the opposite gender.
And then we came into homosexuality, attraction towards the same gender with you know, female.
Now, there are people saying that this itself is wrong. There's no gender that I don't feel attracted to any particular gender, gender fluidity. Now, it pansexual means I'm attracted to a soul. It's like, it's not a man or a woman, it's just anything that has a soul could be achieved.
this is the sexuality lesbian. Number two, gender fluid, binary, non binary, and then pansexual, then atheist, it comes hand in hand. The same person is an atheist, maybe lefty, maybe liberal, and also sorry, and sisters are listening, hardcore feminists.
All of this comes together, hand in hand as a hardcore feminist because the word religious has many connotations. There's some right
type of, if you say, just standing up for your rights and not being oppressed, Islam agrees with that. But some some of the feminism is extremism. And that's why we have no minutes.
We had an urbanist, the people, men standing up for their rights because feminism is like it's for many, many years, women who are oppressed. Now, the point is on the other side, you know, you guys are being oppressed.
I was in a ship, again, it was an Egyptian Imam that I gave a whole talk on rights. This was about to govern live. And
he said to me after that in our community, the most oppression of views is actually from women towards men. That's what they told me and I've mentioned this in many many talks after that, especially I always remember so when I went to America to attend, this is what they told me in Detroit there's a masjid there those Egyptian demands.
And then I experienced this myself in Toronto wants to was one of these conferences, my famous conference, they have had a talk. And so those came to me after that and told me what is so all of this feminism, ageism, all these things because gender roles are the
most atheist will be the general cervix. They don't believe in generals. This is if you study this, there's a pattern or patterns forming, where there's imbalance going against the natural fit or the illogical. This is why we need to first do is bring back FITARA cleanliness in the heart sound mindedness, a lot of them are not even willing to listen, if someone is really truly confused, and it wants to and is willing to listen, most of them are skeptical, right? Oh, this guy's got to talk about God bless you, you already closed 90% of your window, your courage,
the skeptical, they don't want to listen, if somebody really is genuinely sincere, that honestly, I guarantee you that Allah subhanaw taala will open the doors. But what Allah wants from us is a key open heart. I mentioned an incident story.
This happened this happened many years ago. But this is related by one of my teachers. He's mentioned this somewhere. I heard it from him in a talk. And it's also in the books as Richard mentioned.
He mentioned this, that some there was a brother who used to live in Germany. This is about 2025 years ago, he used to live in Germany, he married a Christian woman.
For many, many years, wondering what happened was that he had children. He was Muslim, the Christian, he had children. And he saw his wife that she was taking them to the church and making raising them up as Christians. So he suddenly felt a hittin my children, Christians. And he was, you know, born Muslim. Of course, he's getting Imam, even though he wasn't practicing in his word. He said, I'm not practicing. But it helped him. So he wrote to the chef. And he said, You know, I don't know what to do. Can you give me some advice? So the chef wrote back to him, or cut the story short, he wrote back to him, and he said, Look, what you do is, sit down with your wife. And both of you do
this, Tara, look,
me and you, both of you, us every night we will sit separately in separate rooms, and will beseech God, you believe in God, I believe in God because this was about Christianity and Islam is just an example of turning to Allah.
So you believe in God I believe in God. Every night you go and beseech Allah and speak to God and cry and beg for half an hour say oh God, if Christianity is the truth keep me steadfast and make me even more strong and make our children powerful good Christians. And if it's not the truth, Take my heart away from it and make me a Muslim. And I will do the same environment I will cry as well. And I will talk to Allah speak to God with sincerity let's not have any bias towards any religion. Let's do both of us do this. And then he also said I'm sending you a book here the book that he wrote which is called Horus Christianity scenario because all my insomnia he said, Give this to your wife
and her to read this as well when whenever she can. Anyway, he sent the letter after about two weeks that brother from Germany he wrote back to him
and in the letter reply he said we've been doing this for a couple of weeks but there's nothing she's looks like she's even more powerful Christian you know she's there's nothing nothing's changed she doesn't want anything to do with Islam or the children to do anything with just change the names of the children as well.
So the sharks that don't worry no problem carry on doing it do it for at least 40 days.
Carry on continues for 40 days. Why?
Random Number there's no like we don't even I in the Quran, only people, you know, for example, everything is just like, 14 is good. You know, it's just, he could have said 42 Okay, what do you do? So, he said continuous doing it for like around holidays.
When he sent a letter, no reply came a few weeks, six, seven weeks, 40 days had passed. And after a few weeks after that, he wrote back and in the letter, he said Salaam Alaikum. To Russia, I am so amazed. People believe in God. Like through listening, you know, totally them by just following. I have witnessed Allah from my heart and from a mind with, I've seen the miracles in my life. And he said, what we've been doing this straight after about 40 days wanting to lose, after that we were both in the car going, she was driving out sitting in the passenger seat. She was studying at the University in Germany, Berlin or whatever. And, you know, we will go into the diversity because she
had some examination or something. And suddenly, while she was driving, she was she swerved the car and really had an accident, took it to the side, which is, you know, put the foot on foot on the brake, and she stopped the car. And she put her hand on the steering wheel, and she was shedding tears and crying and she was like, something extremely wrong with us. I was so scared. I said, is everything okay? You know, should I call the ambulance, I took my phone and I was just about to call the ambulance. That is what's happened now is, you know, I've been become unconscious. And she said, No, no, no, no, you don't need to call them in and put the phone down just before you do. Don't
don't go that happiness is take me to the closest Masjid I wanted to coast.
And then she told him that I've been doing this last two days. There's just this feeling in my heart. Like suddenly, I don't know what's happened. It's just a god, this amazing feeling that I just want to be a Muslim. And, you know, Allah has opened the heart and I'm like, this is an example of somebody who is not bias. Someone who truly wants to recognize Allah subhanaw taala. Do an attorney to Allah is extremely powerful brother and sisters, usually you can do miracles. That's why the Hadith says do we need to turn to us? Anyone was doubt, no doubt, I will. Just bigger by doubts people have doubts and doubts a normal national level is halimun sahaja. What kind of doubts
downside sometimes nobody seems to be of God is it something like is there really here after even though because you see we human beings we are very sense based. There are certain things because we only we it's difficult for us human beings because we are very limited for us to comprehend things which are beyond our five senses. Things we can taste easy to comprehend. Things we can smell, easy to comprehend. taste, smell, touch here see anything which goes beyond our five senses, we find it very difficult. But still we believe a lot of the things. Some things we don't see electricity, we don't see sadness, we don't see we see we don't see actual sadness. We don't see actual happiness.
We don't see actual hunger. Where is hunger? What color is hunger brother? green or blue or yellow, red or pink? What color is hunger? There's no color to it. Where is it?
The effect of this day artha Allah Subhana Allah is Aveda, my sous He's beyond the five has is beyond having beyond the five senses. But we don't deny everything that beyond our five senses be there are so many signs, Allah, just like hunger is a sign.
Likewise, thirst is a sign. This is why some of the scholars have Villa him because the ring and fasten Hala
there are the way to Allah for recognizing God. There are as many ways as they are. The number is equal to the number of the breaths taken by all of humanity and the whole creation, everything. That's what some of them said, will be coalition in the
main thing takes you to God shows you that there's only one God everything the Quran tells us about this will this is why we don't do this. This is what we need to do.
The Quran says look at everything, everything around us. All of you hear every single one of us here we are silent the existence of God. But this is only for bio because the mind is not imbalanced. If the mind is not, you know, deviated there's no perversion. We have perversions now xhale which is perversion, you know when everything is not twisted, because we are twisted in our brain. That's why we don't see everything for a person with clean heart and mind. That's why those people who embrace Islam, they have a human heart and then Allah gives them the Imam because they have that cleaner they see. They see the truth because of the cleanliness of the heart. When the heart is polluted.
When the mind is polluted with all the imbalanced things around us, then it's very difficult to find the truth. Everything is a sign. That's what the Quran says will be unfussy to the fella to Saloon in your own sounds. Don't you look, the human body Do you know this human body in itself? I was speaking to a medical expert specialist recently. He told me that
even though medical science has advanced and some of you may be doctors here has advanced advanced so much that I
As a specialist, they've only discovered 10% of the eye.
There's so much to discover the human body. So many med medics became Muslims, they recognize God through medicine.
There's so much in medicine that's why the Quran says work the unforeseeable of Allah concern on this year the human body has so much one cell can have any human being you know, we're talking about right now cloning this about a gentleman. Nothing is created from nothingness. Anything that anyone creates, has to create from something that already existed. Cloning doesn't mean you just clone somebody, it's cloning ticular human cell from from one part of the body and you have to have something, nothing can be created from nothingness.
So the Quran says, look at your body, look at everything around you, the heavens, the skies, everything, even astronomy, just imagine the whole of astronomy, the cosmos system, the galaxies, it's just absolutely mind boggling. But we just it just passes by us, just passes by us. Everything points towards the Creator. And this is why the Quran tells us to contemplate you know, what is contemplated is mentioned in the Quran is called different code.
Have you ever thought bigger, thicker,
thicker? Some people misunderstand, especially those who speak? Who do they misunderstand the word thicker? The word thicker in the subcontinent. language means something else. And it means something else in Arabic. In order to come subcontinent languages. The word fickle means worrying. In Arabic fickle doesn't mean worry, it's from the Waterford code. Sometimes there's a similar word in Arabic, Urdu, but it's a completely different meaning in Arabic and completed for meaning you will do that's why sometimes people make a mistake when they just people do and they don't know the Arabic speaker in Arabic means the ballerina years Gulaba upload another movie where Dr. Goon pondering reflecting
over everything that anything around you. This is actually and this is the one of the solutions, or one of the practical lessons I want us to take with us here. Make it a daily habit with your families with your children to do to have a car. And liquor doesn't only mean you know, we here, this is also a solution to mental health issues. Many of these people also you know, when I gave a list of all these things, I had one more thing mental health.
Seriously, and I'm not saying this, that I'm not calling them mental they themselves are saying it I've spoken to a lot of people, they actually because they don't it's not a taboo at the moment and it shouldn't be a taboo is not a problem is even Muslims have it. It can be a purpose of religion, I gave a whole lecture last year in Ireland, two hours on mental health and Islam and solution. So it's not that many of them have seen the pattern. Those people who have this list of things that gave non binary gender fluidity, etc, etc. Many of them actually say that I suffer from mental health and depression.
what's the thing?
This is also a solution for happiness, because not all people are sad. In this world. People have money, wealth, prosperity, internal peace is not found in many people. How many prosperous people sportstar people go into depression, drug abuse, etc. Real means the real internal happiness is not found in the heart in the life. This is one of the solutions tougher, tougher, it's tougher to do it as a family. It's actually a brother you know going out and looking at you know, going out looking at the stars traveling Quran says yes you will fill out when you go travel and look at the Earth who's a fly on the ruling and indicate the holy pathway the summary people who we are to even
develop a philosophy while or they may phases so they have look at everything around you. This is part of the garden vicar is the vicar discerning which is to say Allah will pray a lot and recite Quran with the tongue and then vicar can be that is the focus which is contemplation reflection about it's about this he says we're not gonna we hope is similar to what they think are reflected on the creation of the heavens and the earth or Bella Bella, these are the people get hung up on a PMO ruling or legend opinion.
And whenever Allah mentions that, he says after that in the vertical, most of these verses are ended with indeed in this there are silence for who not that list again. They call me up to do the people. They call me yet occlude the people who think and reflect the home.
The home er Colonia de facto live above the people have real intelligence, all these verses when Allah says science, right science, or people have real intelligence and this is something we need to do. We need to think you know, life is
real fast we've our lives we wake up.
We do die at night because that's also a death that sleep is a sister of the Quran single screen and motiva will let you learn thermography men are the ones who don't die but proper debt robotics a winner. So when you sleep, that's why when you wake up in the morning, what do we say? We shouldn't be saying that hamdulillah in the de Liana Praise to Allah who gave us life, that Allah Montana after he gave his death, we were dead at night we woke up in the morning, new lease of life. So all of these things thinking, life is too fast. This is one of the things that leads us to atheism because our children with too engrossed as parents, sometimes we don't think about anything except
the degree that the study is their worldly prosperity, whatever.
And then when they leave Islam, that we start crying on my son's left Islam, now suddenly, I want America's button, I press the green button and suddenly becomes a Muslim.
From a young age, you have to put that seed of human when he was to, not just to when he was born, you didn't do that. You said, A man is here. And you said a comma in his ear. That was a sunnah Hamdulillah. We started with that. But some of us we just do that. And then we stop. And then we think about human again, when they're 25. When they've looked at what happened in the 25 years, of course, they will leave Islam because we're just worried about worldly prosperity, not their religious prosperity. It's a responsibility. It's a sad fact. It's true. And this is why why did we say the other in the
year? Does anybody remember this? We don't remember it yet. The heck not behind this is that as soon as the child is born with instilling into the heart and the mind of the child,
human Vinda Well imagine the Russell the Russell of Rasulullah sallallahu Bucha shahada Eman is being instilled. Even though you don't remember that it has an impact just like before you are born every single one of us Allah Subhana Allah took an oath with Allah will come in very I don't know Look, let's do that I'll become Am I not your Lord? Paul rubella Shaheed love you all said yes.
Every single one of you remember?
And you will remember some of the early stuff they said we have actually. But if we don't remember this, I mean, we did it. Does anybody remember being pregnant? Being in the mothers in their mothers? Some of whom?
You have brother anybody here? Do you remember one day you were seven? Your mom was seven months pregnant and you understand what can be bumpy? She was going down the stairs? You were going like that as well? Does anybody remember? No. Does anybody deny that they were in another Starbucks? Isn't mean if you don't remember something you denied this happened? It's an operand we all agreed.
the Quran talks about the fact okay your time is another 10 to 15 minutes maximum Chava 1030 normal because I know everyone gets tired and you need to go I don't like to carry on talking and then you don't know what I'm going to stop to then you're thinking should I go or should I not go Hold on this guy? Because it's important you know we can cycle to to harm people emotionally psychologically. And again, those are not accordance with the teachings of Islam.
When will the speaker I really go but like let's kind of understand it more
so I'll just tell you a maximum tentative inshallah I will go over that. So
what was I saying
before that I was saying about
oh, that's a very good solution. Because only 15 minutes I really want to talk about it now practical things do that with your family. And think about the network for every network. You know, I just mentioned this the Quran talks about even a cup of milk when a man comes to get to invade the fear that they will lead them in Lebanon Hollis and Saudi money shot up in the Quran says when you're going to probably
use your understanding your brain your reasoning, look under this milk, this came from the cow it came from a process right in between blood and filth. This was random blood this was filled smelling yet when it comes into a glass it is called as it is pure silent it should be no foul smell nothing who made this? Everything almost
everything about it, but we need the occult we need the real understanding you can be in US flight to look at everything around you. It's just it's just so amazing, the whole cosmos system. So this is the fact that I was saying that doubts come into the minds. Doubts do come like is they're really afraid to allow you to create this or this and that and all the different darks that comes if somebody's Minar believer, these dogs come in nothing to worry about it. These are natural. These are normal. These happen the messengers are over
We actually talked about his doubts. These are called waswas misgivings from the chiffon once a companion came and complained this happened to a companion and came and completed the messages that have already sent them about doubt in their mind. He said the Ciriaco Iman that's actually clear Iman what we realized is that
this is a sign of pure Eema This is the man don't worry about his doubts. And this God has given example that this has shaped on and he believes in Satan only comes to like a thief will only come to a house or a property where he thinks he can get something if it's a rundown property, he knows he's going to get nothing and nobody won't bother you won't bother you will only come to a believer who stops practicing that's why when you start practicing law was was all the older the kids who don't practice they're like, oh my god, I'm practicing melodies Delta.
That's, that's what's gonna happen. Because if you're not praying and you're thinking about Dean, you're not thinking about salah you're not thinking now you're praying, you're fasting. You You know a lot of times what our thoughts come into Allah
that thoughts come in
with those thoughts, sometimes even my bad thoughts, they never come outside in salah they come specially the commissar that's Shavon that's a clear sign that Chevron has come pressuring me to distract you in your prayer and this is what you need to fight against. It's a test so don't be too worried about it and that's one of the remedies for this as well is from the Sunnah is to recite as much as possible suited with zero
and that's called our there have been nurse Maliki nuts. You know, he nuts. We say Allah's name three times.
I see protection refuge of Ragu nuts, the Lord of the people, mannequin naskila in us, and then after that,
we say miniature will was was in finance, or Allah I seek Your protection refuge from
me surely Well, what's worse?
What's worse, is from the word was was the one who places all these doubts and misgivings in your heart in your mind. And in the Quran says no just was was a nurse or nurse is a funeral or not a poodle. Sorry. It's a Silverton. Ebola, a word of exaggeration for the word harness. Harness means somebody who gives you the wasa and then goes and hides retreats like a laughs we've seen a mouse hold.
Put back in. The word Han is is like someone who comes definitely quickly goes back when it comes down to gay people to me. There's a small thing, cooking nibbles on the cheese back then comes back. That's the meaning of Christ. Shefali is extremely hot. It's a nurse, exaggerated version of cons. That's his job. What does he do? He gives the resource and he cheats on his followers. Then he comes back he retreats a lot. How does he retreat? He retreats because he's very scared to spend the mouse is very, very scared. The mouse is very weak. Japan is very weak. The Quran says in Qaeda che che Bani Gan a viva the Chevron's clo is very weak, just like the mouse is very weak, you know, you just
you just have a bit of sound in the mouth. It was very difficult the Chevron is like that bit of a bit of attention to the sheer panic. Just look at him. And that same is gone. $1 and this is what Allah was promised. That if Shavon is trying to put worse herself on you into you, but for us is why millions of undocumented Shere Khan in this one first type data, seek protection from Allah refuge do our justice, bit of attention to it, attorney for Allah subhanaw taala chiffons wasa will go away. So as long as we turn to Allah, with sincerity, with cleanliness of heart and mind, then he shall vote either we will see that these doubts will be erased.
So, and then just couple more points.
That after these doubts, and I talked about some of these things.
Now, just two or three more briefed on some of the times why a lot of people they become like they start doubting is because of I mean, suddenly we have to say, because of the
actions of the Muslims themselves. And there's two types of things I'm really really concerned about even mentioning that especially the second thing, that is the reality. The first one is what a lot of Muslims they confuse culture and Islam. I know so many young people I've dealt with so many young people, not just in England and elsewhere as well, where they get
frustrated because of the family, their parents people around them and who forced onto them a version of Islam which is not really Islam, it's just come from whichever country you're from from the Arab world or from Pakistan or from Bangladesh or from India or from wherever. There's a difference between Islamic teachings and cultural teachings love the issue.
has to do with marriage. None of the issues have to do with Pfeiffer, for example, one example forced marriage. There is no place in Islam categorically, totally wholeheartedly. whatever word you want to use. It is completely unlawful in Islam for parents to apply a sort of force on the children in March. They have a basic right to marry who they want to marry. There's clear Hadith sahih al Bukhari pick them up this clear Hadith sahih, Muslim, clear Hadees every book of fact, will say knowledge bla, bla, bla to Juba there is no force, arranged marriages like helping, that's fine. There is no force. It's got nothing to do with Islam.
Because of this, some children feel frustrated. They rebel when they rebel, they think the way to rebel is against go against religion as well. Because that's the way to rebel. First of all, think that lucky you're not believing because of your parents anyway. So you shouldn't be so like, Okay, you're tough. I'm going to show you I'm gonna leave Islam as well. You shouldn't be like that. But this is what happens. So we need to ensure that sometimes you're due to this sometimes like a bad experience.
Bad experience in the name of religion has happened with Christianity as well. You know, some of them in the church with a clergy they had some bad experiences, and they just rebelled. And then they left Islam altogether. So some people that have this bad experience with it, because of the name religion of the people who are in religion who portray that it gives a bad image of religion. And this is one of the major factors contributing to it, some people leaving Islam altogether, I have many examples of that. And another thing which is even more worse,
is that sadly speaking, this is really sad. It's difficult to talk about is the can I put this in the nicest way? Is the
very like, maybe use some words which have been measured.
This is really recently I've seen this a lot in a lot of young people have told me what is one of the things that creates doubt and they just think what is what is Islam about? It's basically the inner fighting of the Muslims of different groups in different denominations.
Go on to YouTube today. Any YouTube channel, it's all about reputations. It's all about politics. It's all about this argument that argument he's a coffee she's a coffee is emotional.
No two Muslims can agree on anything. You don't have to agree as well. I'm not saying everybody changed the views Islamic that's another topic you can have difference of opinion. But there's Islam tells us to talk in a calm manual with a non Muslim disbelieve in Allah, even with your enemy, like one of the scholars used to say that look, whoever you're talking to is not going to be worse than Pharaoh and you're not better than Musa Yet Allah said to Musa to speak to Pharaoh Kudo photo. Speak to him gently, Musa and Harun Allah said when you go to fiddle around speak to gently whoever you're talking to today, even if there's like a shout of identity whatever he is because he was in federal
Nope. And you're not better than Musa yet I was telling him to speak to gently go on YouTube the absolute opposite of gentleness absolute and some things are crazy
sadly speaking some are SOCO scholars in the art world rather than the discussion maybe the survey on online there are some atheists that will be became became like, you know, on Twitter, you have a percentage. What's the reason that you became atheist 57% was shoe polish fighter.
In our book, some of the shirts are fighting that made us leave Islam.
One person, I had this one scholar in England, some sisters, she became Muslim when she became Muslim by a group of people. The next day somebody came to me. Did these guys make investment go follow in real Islam? Forget them take they took all the books away when they bought all their versions of the books. This is true salon replaceable. She said okay, maybe you know, I've gone to the wrong house. But anyway, 100 The next day somebody asked him, what books are these? Who told you these? They gave their books. Next day after a few days somebody else came? Who told you to get into those hands? They're no problem Muslims, their their wishes. These are the real to feed Islam. This
is the one table that looks that sisters and you know what it is this first four days my husband is doing
clinical psychiatry, this was Valentine's Day. So this is a very big problem. Everywhere. You know,
the discussions that used to take place in academic fashion in classrooms are now taking place on Facebook and internet and YouTube. And that's the problem. All these debates, there were academic debates, discussions, scholarly discussions, Muslim. They didn't do that. But it was in a study in a classroom setting. Not a huge
and the way people are shouting and fighting and you know, if you go to YouTube stands, for example, sometimes it's like putting a poker.
We've won or you've lost and you're crazy. You and your dad, this and your mom, this is the name of Islam. Seriously, is this rare? It's one of those
basic human manners have gone. Basic. You know, you wouldn't even talk to your worst enemy, like the way some people talk when the debate about religion. Everyone's calling everyone a talker, everyone's calling everyone.
Everyone's calling everyone like, you know, you've left away the best. I'm not saying here that everybody should accept everybody's views. Nobody saying that. But this way of discussing there's a way of dealing with people. There's a way of debating tutorial, video topic of a check, no, no, no to pass around. Invite to the Lord with Hekla with good preaching. With Dylan Binetti acid, the Quran says even with the Christians and Jews, we need to discuss, discuss the Leti here as
a pleasant way talk to them don't even fight and argue with Christians or Jews. So this is one of the main reasons why this happens. And lastly, and this is a topic on its own. One of the last reasons why a lot of people sometimes start questioning is specific issues. Where they have Why does Islam give the right talk, for example, inheritance to to a man and woman to a woman? Why is the divorce in the right hand? Man, not directly, women do have the right to vote, but in a different way, you know, specific issues like why did you listen to some of our hearts in America a shot of your loved one when she was nine years old, etc, etc. All these kind of questions come and that can
happen with any religion that could happen with atheism as well. We could happen with everything and the type of situation we're living in with it, we question everything fine, we can question everything we've studied. The university and everything is question, no problem, you can question it. But then come with an open key hearted, open and clean mind, unbiased mind every single issue, there is a very clear, clean, pure explanation. Things which establish some things might just be cultural, they might not be anything to do with Islam. So then, don't get confused between those issues, which are cultural, or which are real. And if there are real hot things of Islam, and then
you have doubts, then go to people of knowledge go to people with wisdom, people have Hekla people who have deep knowledge, not everybody is really portraying to be knowledgeable person is knowledgeable, not everybody is knowledgeable, you know, we live in a time when, sadly, and I'm not a scholar, as well. But we live in a time that we don't even recognize who the scholars are. That's what I'm in. For me. One of the crises of the time, is we don't know who really is a scholar.
That's what he used to say, in Arabic. In the Marathi food formula, the formula is what we call the people of virtue is only recognize the virtue of the people of virtue is only recognized by those of virtue
in my article, Formula, Formula that will follow in order for you to
you know, Discover or recognize someone a virtue, you have to have some virtue yourself. So we're living in this time because this a crisis of ignorance about the so when that's the case, we don't really know who really astronomers are not saying anything bad about any of the content, everyone's handled, I do different things. But some people are like, for example, that is, not every guy is a scholar, not every speaker is a scholar.
I'm speaking right now, that doesn't mean I'm a scholar, I could be a good speaker, which I'm doing good speaking is also a very good positive thing, nothing wrong with me. But you have to go to the right people. People have different fields, real scholars are few, and they have deep knowledge of
and you go and get all these issues clarified by them. And then you shoulder to go with open hearts and mind you will see that all of these things will be sorted out. As I said, I just made this talk in a very non academic way, but just misinformed, mostly unfetter based it's all on the read this is the you know the basic belief of resistance of Allah is the leader of fitrah the natural disposition, the natural inclination of the human being, naturally born in the heart and mind, for a human being to believe in a God maybe not your God, but some super big, you know, even the atheists that should have horses, what's your issue of horses? You know, Mother Nature was Mother Nature,
just a father nature and oh god nature did its natural something there are some beings something UFO or something, maybe you will UFOs your goddess. But this is this natural thing. In every human being. That's what I've been placed based on. As far as academic tools. There's lots of issues we can talk about, you know how to atheists they, there's different types of some believe in the Big Bang Theory The existence of you know, this, this world that came from nothing in
It came into existence by itself. And all these other different things that can be discussed on some other occasion will be read to read books on it or listen to some other people, or maybe really sit down and discuss these issues in just one hour that you need a whole series of classes of courses where these topics are taught or pinda, 20 years I've been teaching, or we discussed this over about seven weeks, all the different different, you know, objections of the atheists and how intellectually sort of continues over time. How intellectually we can prove using the same arguments of the atheist modern day arguments. It is completely logical to prove that this existence of a
creator, your last point of data, protect our human and our children and make a steadfast and the law is very short sentences. Very short. We're here for 1020 3040 years 6070s average lifespan and we want to go so we go with the United Chava that's the most important financial
keepers on human you know, this is the greatest fear that we live without, or our children. If we have enough, then you shall
not have nobody's perfect everybody's simple. Messages. I love what he said I'm relating Hadith from Allah he says, Nothing was here at Herbie Allah's main attribute is rational by default Eliza manual. He also punishes but by default, his Gragnano him other unless otherwise by default, that's what I'm trying to learn of anatomy
not infiltrating Shegerian So, therefore, if someone shows some signs of turning to Allah,
some sign then you shall not Allah's Mercy is there to forgive and give a good here just just need we just need to turn slike because no look everyone says you must have got this as a practicing personal when you say practicing person does that mean that he has no own prophets? Were infallible everyone coming to see if you say Oh, I can't be like this pious person but that person was in disbelief he's also committed sins he may have committed less than than me as a simple one but his commitment for if I can forgive his for my conduct will give my time
it will work and forgive his everyone's gonna say if you think in a pious people, this applies for them in the past couple of cents. So if we're looking for give the prize people the amount of lessons we're going to give you my sense. The only difference is that sometimes the problem is, is when there's a heart becomes like blind. One does not think we don't even want to turn to Allah. You know, this is what we call heart.
Like I see. That's a dangerous situation to be protected from