Nadim Bashir – Freedom vs Slavery

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The struggles of youthful people in society, including parents and children, are highlighted. They express frustration with lack of accountability and the need for their own worship. The speakers emphasize the importance of providing service and being an employer, and stress the need for people to understand the meaning of Islam and not be a slave to Allah. They also discuss the negative impact of religion on one's ability to achieve freedom and the importance of trusting oneself and showing loyalty to their values.
AI: Transcript ©
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Rasulullah for further further further ado he must have the Allahu La theme for in as the Kalahari at Kitab Allah. Well Haley had you had you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where shall Ohmori to her work will be the work will be the art in Walla Walla Gallatin finna infinity, I'm Ubud. I ask Allah subhana wa Tada that just as he has gathered us here today on this day with Gemma, may Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with our families in Jerusalem for those who Allah in the companionship of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his Sahaba Armenia Robert aalameen. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us amongst those who will enter into Jannah along with our families, be

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doing a visa without any accountability. I mean, Yoruba aalameen.

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Today I want to talk about a very important issue that exist within our especially when it comes to our youth, a lot of questions that come to their mind. And not only that, but many questions that come to the mind of adults too. We often hear questions being asked such as

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Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala need my worship? I heard one time a person saying that I'm sure Allah subhanaw taala has more things to worry about. He has to run the entire creation. If I miss to Dakar salah, or if I miss my fajr or I miss my Isha, I'm sure Allah subhanaw taala has more things to worry about. I've heard things such as if Allah subhanho wa Taala Why is he so much in need of my worship? Does he benefit fine worship or not? Because their idea or their logic was that if I don't worship Allah subhanho wa Taala he is still okay without me. And if I do worship him, he's still the same the Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala push us to worship him over and over again. And then

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another comment I've heard so much that Islam takes the fun out of life. Islam does not provide freedom is Allah subhanho wa Taala is against the freedom of the human being. Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to make life difficult for us. And subhanAllah when you hear these kinds of things over and over again, personally, I'm not a person. You know, I'm a person that I cannot just hear these things and say, okay, you know what, this is the mindset of many people. But I felt like today I want to sort of take all these kinds of questions, and summarize the answers to these questions or comments that have come from many people, and I want to address them in a football. First of all, we

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have to understand that every single raka when I stand before Allah subhanho, wa Taala and Isa Al hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen Every single raka in every single Salat, we have to recite Surah Al Fatiha and in that sort of Fatiha, we first declared the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Rob and then we declare the fact that he is a merciful Rob he is one that who is consistently merciful upon his creation. And then we again declare His authority just like he is a Rob and Rob has authority. Likewise in the third versus to the Fatiha, we again declare the the authority of Allah by saying what Maliki yo Medina that on the Day of Judgment, when the entire creation, from

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the beginning of ad from the front for the time of Adam, to the last human being, and every single gene from beginning to end will be in front of Allah subhanho wa taala. The only one whose authority matters the most on that day is the authority of Allah Jalla wa Ala. And that is the only authority that matters, it does not matter what status a person has in his dunya, it will become irrelevant, it will become absolutely irrelevant on the Day of Judgment. Besides there's only one human being who will be given the most fondle on that day. And that is our Prophet Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But nonetheless, first of all, we have to understand that when it comes to a servant, and

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when it comes to a slave, there is a difference, there is a very clear difference. See, a servant provides a service. When you go to work, you are providing a service, though you may call yourselves an employee, and there is an employer, but you are nonetheless a servant of that organization, you are a servant of that company. When it comes to a contract, for example, between you and your employer, you can dictate your terms, the employer says that you have such and such skill sets, this is how I want to use you This is how I want you to use your skill sets to help us and help our company. And what do you do you say that you know what, these are my terms, I want this day off or

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that day off. And I want to work this many hours on that many hours. And not only that, but then the most important thing we always dictate is the pay. We always talk about the pay, and this is how much you want and so forth. But nonetheless, the point is that you as a person, you are the person who's about to become the employee, you get to dictate your terms. And when you dictate your terms, you have a full right to deny anything that they want to say if you say I want to walk out and I don't want this job, you have full right to do so if you aren't you have if you have taken the job and down the road, you feel like this job is not a good a good fitting for you and your schedule and

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your finances, that you can find something else and you can relieve yourself from that contract. And not only that by a person who provides a service, you provide a service for some hours of the day and the rest of the day that time is for you. That is what you call a servant. But we have to realize we're not only servants to Allah subhanho wa Taala because a slave on the other hand, we are the slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala a slave on the other hand is owned by someone else. And that means that everything that is associated with that human being that is also

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owned by the other entity. And in this case when it comes to us as being the slaves of Allah, everything is owned by who, by Allah subhanho wa taala. That means that everything that we have, whether it's our time, whether it's our health, whether it's our capacities, or our abilities, or the money that we have are the families that we have, what ever we have. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us and he's the one who dictates the terms, not we, when we feel like that I can dictate the terms then that is, that is a time when we are no longer the state of Allah subhanho wa Taala if I want to be a true slave to Allah subhanho wa Taala that I need to understand that I cannot dictate

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the terms when people say imagine going to work and you're supposed to be paid at the end of the month and you don't get paid for one month. You don't get paid for two months, what do you do, you will easily walk out on that job, you will tell your boss that you know what you haven't paid me on time, you haven't paid me for my services, I don't owe you anymore and he will not have a right to say anything to you. Because he has not held up his end of the bargain when it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is what a servant can say. But as a slave a save cannot tell Allah subhanho wa Taala that you did not hold up your end of the bargain. Hence, uh, you know, you don't get my

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worship today. We are not in that position to say that to Allah subhanho wa Taala because once again, a slave has never been in that position to begin with. So that is why the very first thing is we have to mentally change our mindset. We have to think differently, that we're not someone who is a servant to Allah, yes, we provide we do our salawat and so forth, we do already better for Allah subhanho wa Taala but more than anything else, when I say Alhamdulillah he rob, there is a Rob and Rob is a master and the opposite of a master is a slave we declare this whether we understand or not, when I say Alhamdulillah Allah Allah, Allah mean, we are declaring that we are the slaves of

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Allah subhanho wa taala. And what's interesting to note is that the people in the Mecca the people in Makkah at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the McCanns, they had a very is a very similar mindset at that time. Why would they call Mushnik goon because they did acknowledge that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created Allah says in the Quran, when I insert Altia home, man holla similarity with odd hold on Allah. If you were to ask these people who created the skies in the earth, they will say that Allah has created but then when they were asked, Who is the rub of the Osama what and who is the Rob and the master of the skies and the earth, they will not respond? You

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know why? Because for them to respond, the hola truly indeed is the rub. That would mean that now they have become the slaves to Allah subhanho wa taala. And they could never admit to that thing about a Muslim nowadays, when he says that you know what, I want to be a Muslim, and I'm proud to call myself a Muslim and I'm proud to call Allah as my Arab and I'm proud to call Muhammad Rasul Allah as my prophet, but you want to live your own life and you want to dictate what is halal and what's haram, and you want to dictate what's right and what's wrong. That means that though you have declared that Allah is your Lord, but you have not understood what it means to be a slave to Allah

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subhanho wa taala. So that is why the very first thing brothers and sisters is that we have to understand that we are not in a position to dictate our terms with Allah subhanho wa Taala because we are the slaves of Allah subhanho wa taala. And just like when it comes to the example I gave of not being paid on time, when it comes to us, we're not in a position to say Allah subhanaw taala that I will not do for you because you did not do for me. Once again, brothers and sisters, I've said this before, the our relationship with Allah is not a contractual one is not something that I you do for me and I do for you. Allah subhanho wa Taala has told us very clearly that he's not in

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need of our worship.

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Now that we have understood that we are the slaves of Allah subhanho wa taala. The question then comes is, then why is Allah subhanho wa taala. So much in need of our worship? We have to first of all understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala is unlike any other possessor of power and authority on this earth. When you look at every single person who has authority right now.

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The people choose when it comes to, for example, we had elections recently, people who are not in a position of authority in any capacity is the people who decide whether they will be in the position of authority or not. People who are incumbents now, they were no longer they were no longer re elected. It happens on Earth. But the point is the Allah subhanho wa Taala is not like them. Allah subhanho wa Taala is such an authority that whether we accept it or not, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who's in authority and

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People they can decide who they like or who they don't like. If people get together and they want to overthrow a government, they can overthrow government. If people get together and they want to remove someone from power, they can remove someone from power. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is the only power that no matter how much people like or dislike, no one can remove Allah subhanho wa Taala from his power and from His position of authority, and that is why we refer to Allah subhanho wa Taala as Allah Aziz Aziz, if you pick up any translation of the word Allah Aziz, it will say, the one who has mighty and the one who has power, but it's not only might in power, which makes Allah

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subhanho wa Taala unique, because the word as Aziz implies power, and it means respect. Also, there are people if you don't want to respect them, you don't respect them, but they will have power. On the other hand, there are people who do not have power but they have authority. On the other hand, Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah Aziz? Whether we accept or not, Allah subhanho wa Taala cannot be and will never ever be removed. In fact, when the time comes, the day of judgment and everything will collapse. At that time, Allah subhanho wa Taala will say limonene we'll call Yom today is there anyone who has power besides Allah, and when there will be no response? Allah He himself was ruled

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declare Lilla Hill wah, wah Ha, a belongs only only to Allah subhanho wa taala. So that is why the very first thing about this is that Allah is not like any other person who has puzzle who has a number two is about the same topic.

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The ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala does not ask us to worship Him out of narcissism or neediness a human. You find people you find, you know, whatever people they worship, besides Allah subhanho wa taala. If people left and you see people worship, worshiping idols, the idols are sitting there doing absolutely nothing. As Allah says in the Quran, they do not have the ability to benefit, no harm. They're just sitting there, if they are abandoned, they are abandoned and so forth.

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What do people do? They say, go and worship them go and worship them. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not mean our worship brothers and sisters, think about a physician. When a physician says to his patient, I'm writing you a prescription. And you take this prescription is in he giving an order? Indeed, he's giving an order, but he's giving an order not because he will benefit from it, but rather the patient will benefit from it. Think about a child, when a child is reading a book, does that literature benefit from that child reading? Or does that child benefit from that literature, the literature will remain there till the Day of Judgment, but it's the child that will benefit

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likewise, when ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala tells you and I, every single command brothers and sisters, if you actually feel the Allah is taking away the fun out of life, and why is it so I'm doing this and why did it Some say this is haram and this is haram and this is haram. It's haram because Allah knows that it's, it's harmful for us. Allah will not tell us to stay away from something just because he feels like it. But Allah knows within his own infinite wisdom, that this is not good for us from top to bottom, every single thing that Allah has made haram, there's a reason for that. And the reason is to protect us. Allah cares up for us. He wants to protect us. He wants us to live in a

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happy lifestyle. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us hence you should do it this way. And remember brothers and sisters, that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala when he makes all these rules, once again, it is there so that you and I can be happy. Allah does not Allah is not he does not gain happiness out of this. It is we that we become happy. When Allah says in the Quran, whoever does righteous deeds, and they are men or women. Allah says for the North Korean who hired them for yoga, I will give them a happy life. Now when you hear that happy life, the first thing that comes to our mind is well I go through difficulties, Allah subhanaw taala saying I will go

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through a happy life. Remember, every single person will have to go through difficulties. This is part of our commitment to Allah subhanho wa Taala and likewise, every single non Muslim, they will have to also go through difficulties, but a believer is a one who has difficulties in their life. But Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it easy for them to work and navigate around those difficulties. But a person who is far from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, they will have the same amount of difficulties, but they won't be able to navigate around those, they will not be able to navigate around those difficulties. So the most the second most important thing is Allah subhanho wa Taala

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asks us to worship Him, not because ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala needs it but because

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Allah subhanho wa Taala he wants to benefit us, Allah subhanho wa Taala will not enforce something good upon us. But Allah will say, I want to see your commitment. I want to see your loyalty when we show our loyalty to Allah subhana wa Tala, even if it's not at the highest magnitude, but when we show a little commitment to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah subhana wa Taala he does much more for us. The next important thing is that, as I said earlier, the question is, Islam takes the freedom out of everything is some takes the fun of everything. We have to understand brothers sisters, when either you are a slave to Allah subhanho wa Taala or you are a slave to your show what

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simple as that. Either you are a slave to Allah, or you are a slave to your show what if you are a slave to your show what society tells us do whatever you want to do society today's go ahead and study sociology, sociology, 101 will teach you that the society dictates what is right and what is wrong. The society dictates what is normal and what is abnormal. The society does dictates what is what is considered morally right or morally incorrect. The thing is that if this is what we want to follow that remember that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada on one hand, he has told us from the beginning, till the Day of Judgment, these are the things that are going to please me, and these are the things that

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are going to make me upset. On the other hand, you can become a victim and you can become a slave of your shower. And by the way, the society causes freedom, they tell you, you want freedom, you should always go for freedom. Do not let do not let religion tell you what you can do what you cannot do, but live your life as you wish will Allah He brothers sisters, when you become when you run after, when we run after that which the society calls freedom, you are actually enslaved to the society. When the society says stand up, you will stand up, when the society says Sit down, you will sit down, when the society says get rid of this, whatever you have, you will get rid of it, you have

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become a slave to the society. And guess what society always changes, the standards always change, what's today Normal will tomorrow become abnormal. So hence, you have no more feelings for yourself. You cannot even do whatever you want to do anymore. And why? Because you have become a slave. They call it freedom, but you have become enslaved to the society and hence you cannot do whatever you want anymore. On the other hand, when you become a slave to Allah subhanho wa taala. On the other hand, when you say I submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala then that is when that is true freedom. Why? Because Allah does not change his terms. Allah subhanaw Doesn't say today I want you to do this, or

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tomorrow I want you to do this. But Allah subhanaw taala has made it so clear for us, this is all that I want from you. And subhanAllah What was amazing about this brother and sisters is how much Allah is willing to give us how many blessings Allah has given you and I for what Allah is asking us in return is Wallahi so minute, it is so less, Allah is telling us give me little and I will give you a whole lot more. But we today we are saying I'm not even willing to give you a little bit I want Oh Allah or what you want that how can you expect Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us Allah is not saying that you take 12 hours for yourself and give me 12 hours, that would have been fair.

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There are 24 hours a day Allah could have said that I am the one who establishes justice get take 12 hours for your life. Give me 12 hours. That would have been fair, no one can question Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is saying, take 23 hours to yourself 23 and a half hours for yourself, give me half an hour a day at least take some time off for Quran take some time off for salad. And yet we can do that. Brothers and sisters trust me there is no freedom when you run after your Shaohua because now your Shaohua becomes the master and you become the slave. The last thing I want to quickly mention is when we talk about that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the master and we are the slave.

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It should never be taken as the Allah is a type of master who leaves his who leaves his creation hanging. Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring difficulties keep this in mind. There's always going to be difficulties but Wallah he listen to me very carefully when I say this, when the time the critical time comes, when the most critical time comes. Allah will never leave you hanging. When Musa alayhis salam went through difficulty after difficulty yet when he came to the sea right behind him his fifth own what is that people but he saw they say yeah Musa in Jnana mudra goon we've caught now he's gonna take us he's gonna kill us he's gonna execute us and so forth. He says color in

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rugby. Maria saya Dean at the most critical time in mooses life. Allah subhanho wa Taala

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parted the sea for him.

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When the most critical times Allah is there for you, and her a lot of Vodafone when is mentioned, that had the courageous look down they would have been able to see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Oba Cara, the Allah Juan. What did Allah subhana wa Taala say in what he said? He says the prophesy someone says lotta Hassan in Allah, Allah Allah, Allah is with us. The most critical time Allah subhanho wa Taala was there when Ibrahim Ali Hassan put down is married Elisa to sacrifice him at the most critical time. Allah subhanho wa Taala was there to save a smiley son and he replaced him with a lamb or a sheep. The point is that we often don't have trust in Allah

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subhanho wa Taala because of our own lack of faith, but remember when you are there for Allah subhanho wa Taala and your most critical times, Allah will be there for you too. But you have to put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make us among those who have their trust in Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala who may make us amongst those who are who have been given the honor to be called the opposite of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the autophagy to worship Him more and more amenable Alameen Baraka hola hola Willa comfortable and Aleem want to find out what he combated with he could Hakeem Mustafa Allah Hi Lee

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Mr. Lohana Haman hamdulillah Muhammad who want to stay in one I still feel when I will be lame and short and fussing. I'm gonna say yeah, Dr. Medina I mean you had the love Ramadan Allah. When you look further ahead the Allah who wants to Allah United alojado la sharika we're still in the Muhammad and I will do what I sue my boss for the call of law tobacco to Allah for Prime Minister Hamid bardahl the blemish on OG Bismillah Rahman Rahim in Allah Malayaka you saloon Allah nebbia Isla de la masala Allah He was sitting with this Lima alongside Allah Muhammad wa ala Ali Mohamed Salah Talib Rahim Allah le rhyming the Commedia Majeed, Amara Allahumma says someone was singing

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Allahu Akbar

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semi Allahu Eman Hamidah.

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Allah hu Akbar

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Allahu Akbar

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Allahu Akbar.

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semi Allah Huni man Hamidah

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Allahu Akbar

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah a cellar. aleikum wa rahmatullah on

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stuff. Stop. Stop.

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