Channel: Omer El-Hamdoon
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Today we're going to be looking at the naming of Seurat, the SRA, the poets
and the poets, as a chapter is named like this, because the last pantalla mentions towards the end of this tour, I said was SRA with
the poets are followed by those who are misguided, or those who pose misguidance. So, Allah Subhana, Allah is saying that the power there is a power that is wielded by the Shah by the poet's because of their usage of words, the usage of poems by the rhythms and etc. And today, the show can be,
you know, can be related to two categories of people. One is the musicians,
the pop singers and their likes or different types of music.
Because, again, they do write words, and they do affect people as panela. Today, the pop or the music industry, is not just a mid multimillion pound industry, it's a multimillion pound industry, you know, with people selling,
selling music, at ridiculous rates.
But if you imagine what the actual industry does, is that it allows words to enter and people to react to those words, and maybe even shape, well, maybe definitely shaped mindsets and concepts. And the other category of poets are the is the media, people who influence society through their rhetoric. And this is now no longer a question of just being
an assumption or, or a theory, it is reality. And there are studies that to that effect, you know, there are actual research showing how media influences people's mentality. And something that's not far from us is the whole concept of Islamophobia. And today, the amount of studies which show how the media uses
Islam, and it pays it pays money and uses its different opportunities to yield Islam or to show Islam in a negative light, using negative stereotypes, negative, you know, associations, etc, etc. And that actually has worked, you know, there are studies which have to show that the media influences people's attitudes. So without going too much detail in the, in the, on the media in this short talk, so the the reality of the SRA the poet's is that they do have an influence. And that's why a lot, and I mentioned them in this war and gave them if you like, that notion, so that one could understand their realities, and how they affect us. And in fact, when you look at the whole
chapter of the shroud, you can see that is full of people who try to control the narrative, you know, with their profits, you know, trying to influence ways and influence thinking, and at the time of the Prophet size, and this was quite prominent, because, I mean, today we're talking about the media we're talking about, but even the poet's themselves, you know, they had that influence of changing how people's perceptions are. And, and, and the poetry which is easy on the tongue, you know, it's a rhythm, people can sing, it can, it can easily go viral, as they say today. And so it can happen. And I want to give you a couple of incidents. One
is that, in fact, there are many stories in the Arab culture, which show how you know, poet's did cause a lot of anguish. And some of them were really quite mysterious. In that regard. One of them was
by the end, he was a guy who, again, who was using his poetry and is using it in different different ways, to the extent that on one occasion, he sang a poet, a couple of lines of poetry to one of the governors, the governor, for those who actually, you know,
didn't quite see the badness in it, but some of his people and he said, What What do you mean, he's actually he's completely mocked you.
Because he said to him,
the Makarem letter handy bow at her walk out for a neck and Popeye which Cassie said, leave the you know, the Honorable things you don't need to travel, going look for it and just sit down because you will be fed and you will be clothed.
So he thought that is you're saying, basically, you're a normal person, you don't have to go about actually what you're saying to me is the same thing. You're basically like a woman you know, you sit down, you don't need to go out and oh, you know, because you're a governor.
And I was just bringing money to you and etc. So anyway, he complained to model the airline and Oman actually ended up putting this guy in prison because of his his poetry and the way that he used it. Another thing was regards to, to a tribe, which I mentioned very quickly, they were known as M for NACA, the tribe was known as M for NACA, which means the nose of the camel. So long story time does not allow us to explain the story. But anyway, they the tribe, after a while, we're really talking about disgraced by this name, you know, what kind of name is that? To have, you know, the the nose over? Over camels palate today, you find strange surnames as well that are going around in the world
today, you know, and sometimes you wonder how do these surnames come around? Anyway, there's a story behind this time, it's not allowed. But what they did is, and this was the clever point, they went to a poet to operate, and they asked him to do something here. And they might have even paid him money to do that. So he, he wrote just a couple of lines and of those lines that he said, he said, they are those people are, they are the noses, whilst others are the tails, and how can you compare the noses to tails. So basically, he twisted the whole the whole concept of water noses and being the you know, it's actually a prominent part, it's honorable, etc, and compared to the tail or the
back end of the, of the camel.
And he said a few of the so they ended up actually feeling proud and happy to be part of this tribe known as and for and now.
So that's the point of the lesson today. Last month, it draws us attention to the shot but also Allah makes it very important exception to those sharara A followed by those who are misguided or miss caused misguidance but is at 11am. And why I'm useless. So there is an exception. So poets, media,
artists, machine, artists can be used in a productive way to actually spin things around as well for reverse propaganda when there are people trying to target Muslims in different way as well. So that is also an important point to note that