Doubts in the Minds of Young People
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Okay smolov hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah, Allah, he was after the woman wanna. We're gonna give you a break from Cicero Yusuf.
And we're going to talk
today or tonight inshallah, about
doubts in the minds of young people.
doubts in the minds of young people.
This is something very common today.
And I want you to imagine this with me as parents.
Have you ever received such a question from your son? One time when they're little? Or when they are in teenage they say, dad, where's a lot?
Where's he? I want to see him? Why can't they see Allah?
Another question would be,
you know, my friends at school. They don't believe that God exists.
And how can I prove to them that Allah exists?
These are tough questions.
And you need to understand the shaytaan
comes to man through two main gates
shaitan will come to you and me through two main gates,
shahadat means desires
and shovelhead means dance.
So we have to be aware of the two main gates through which shaytan can come to us, and then you can block him.
I'm not talking tonight about shahadat, but I'll briefly make you aware of your Shahada. So you know, also quickly how to block him. But we're gonna focus on Chabot had doubts.
If you look at the human being from the top down, you will find that you have for sure what you have four desires.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has given me and do
a mind a brain that's thirsty for knowledge.
And Allah Subhana, Allah has given you a heart that loves and hates
Allah subhanaw taala has given you an abdomen ability.
And this shower is like eating.
And then the last one is the sexual desire.
And until and unless
man maintains a balance of his desires, he'll be struggling.
Why? Because for everything, there are always two extremes.
And one middle,
meaning anybody have a pin or something?
Do you have a pin? Anybody?
Okay, can you get that pin from the brother?
If you try to hold anything, Subhana Allah, you'll always find two ends. And these are the two extremes.
There's like a lot here.
So if you look at this, if I hold it from here,
am I maintaining a balance? Am I in good control? And if I hold it from here, same thing, right? But if I'm holding it from here, is it easy to maintain a balance? So for everything, there are two extremes, these two ends are two extremes.
And there is a middle. Right? So when it comes to the first desire, which is thirst for knowledge, there are two extremes some people they want to know everything.
And that's impossible. So only Allah knows everything. So Subhanallah they tried to cram their minds with lots of information. And you know what, you have a hard disk, like the computer.
It's like 10 gig 15 gig and that's it. Anything else will come and something has to go out. You have to delete some files.
Otherwise, they will explode. You have a memory.
Right? So some people try to try, they try to look, I'm gonna seek knowledge in everything.
order to benefit me or not. I'm gonna study philosophy and music and history and geography. Hold on.
If you ask anyone here, what do you do is gonna say I'm an engineer. And the next question would be, what type of engineer because you didn't know all of engineering, this chemical engineering, there is civil engineering. There's architecture, and it goes on and on.
I'm a teacher. What do you teach? You teach everything? No, I just teach math.
No, I teach English. I teach science. I teach geography.
So no one knows it all. Because it's Allah Who does this. He is an alien.
You could be soft Baron, you could have knowledge. You could be even an authority in your field, we call you a lemma. You could be a scholar Island.
But Li Li is Allah. Wa fo kakula de la min. Ali, Eileen, above every nilla knowledgeable person, there is a love of all knowing. So that brain that vehicle for thirst for knowledge, you have to use it in a balanced way.
Was the other extreme. Some people say you know what, I don't want to study anything. I don't want to know anything. I'm a carefree person. I don't want to use that hard drive that Allah has given me. leave it blank, man. It's easy that way. Because the more you know, the more you'll be held accountable. Because if you know,
Allah is going to ask you, why didn't you act upon your knowledge? leave it blank.
So these are two extremes, right? But some people will be in the middle. What would they do? They will study that which will benefit them and they will leave that which you will not be benefiting them. And it's amazing in the Koran, Allah subhana wa Taala sometimes talks about someone and he keeps him as someone he doesn't tell us what's his name? Then people come to us like No, brother. You did the seed of soil scene. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what
I mean, Medina, Tehran Juno de
Paula pomi Manasa Li turbie Romana Yes. Imagine Oh, well.
He leaves the whole story and asks about something that allows you to mention what an apostle Medina theologian Yes. And there came a man from far away from the outskirts of the city and he came rushing.
What is he doing on a homie Tiburon? mursaleen. He was giving our all people all my people follow the messengers. It took me Roman layers.
For those who are not asking you to pay them back for what they are doing giving you knowledge. Well, most of them they're already guided, but they want also to share that guidance with you.
So the brother leaves the whole story and is asking, brother, can you tell me what's the name of that man?
I say no, I'm not telling you. I know what I'm not gonna tell you.
I'm not gonna tell you that his name is happy. When did I tell you I'm sorry.
Okay, okay, now that you know his name is Hoban law. Does it make a difference? No. Because if it makes a difference Allah would have said what yeah, I mean after Sol Medina t have even ajar ESR.
Allah stressing the importance of the action of the man not the man himself. So leave it as is. leave it as is. Do like
that's what was saying.
You read in Surah alkaff
18 and number 22. Allah subhanaw taala is talking about the people of the cave.
He said, saya po Luna de la
calle boom, home, people will say they are free and the dog is their fourth, where coluna hum Sutton was this elbow. And they will say there they were five, and the dog was number six.
And then does the number count here
is the importance of that number. If they were three or four or five.
What matters what really matters is what what those
Young men do.
Is that clear? So many times in the Quran, Allah is not gonna mention the names. So when you study when you get knowledge, you should seek knowledge that will benefit you. Somebody comes to me after an entire lecture about the traps of shaitan
15 minute lecture. And then he comes to me and say,
I have a very important question. I say, What's the question? He said, it leaves me sleepless, I said, Man, give it to me. I want you to sleep in Sharla. He said, That's shaitan
give birth or lay eggs.
I'm like, I've been using my time 15 minutes to teach you what the shaitan do. And you just want
to know if shaitan gives birth or lay eggs.
Are you going to kill his eggs?
Can you even see chiffon
are going to give him contraceptives so he wouldn't be delivering anymore?
What is the importance of knowing that?
You should I'm saying, so don't let shaitan because shaitan will never allow you to benefit from the Koran. So every time we try to read the Quran to get benefit on the site and do further is ethical awareness.
By Your Majesty, I will distract them, I will lead them astray. I don't want them to follow the straight path. This is why Allah subhanaw taala and sort of nahan so number 16. And number 98, he commanded us he said for either
So when you read the Koran, seek the protection of Allah, from what
I'm going to say tanaji from shaitan rejected when they occur stone. Why? Because shaitan knows that your guidance is in the Quran. So even if you want to read the Quran, he will come and do what distracts us he wouldn't benefit from the Quran.
Is that clear. So these are number one is
seek knowledge that will benefit you and stay away from those that will not benefit you.
And don't assume either extreme be totally ignorant or cram your mind with everything with it whether it's good or not. Go down you have a heart that loves and hates
right, love that which will bring you closer to Allah
fill that heart with a man
then you'll have the peace of the heart and the peace of the mind.
love everyone who will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala
and hate anything that will distract you from the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala because that
will be at ease and will be at peace. Only in one case alladhina amanu
those who believe
and their hearts will be peaceful. Allah be the Alavi karela ito Toma
it's only with the remembrance of Allah that your heart will feel secure and at peace
remember this statement?
We as an aroma of Islam
repeat this we eat to live can you say that?
Okay, Mashallah, it seems that you have eaten too much this way. You can even speak. Okay, let's set again we eat to live.
We don't live to eat.
So we eat just to live. It's a means of giving us energy. Right? But we don't live to eat. You know how some people they spend most of their time
eating when you ask them how many meals do you eat? He said like main meals or in between
main meals or three.
But in between each meal and the other there's a snack so we have six snacks. And three means basically nine
So the prophets of Salaam said no common law knucklehead.
We are people that do not eat until we're hungry.
So stuff like you know you're passing by the kitchen. grab something man. Skip busy.
No, we don't eat until we feel hungry. Why the lunch bar
When we eat, we don't eat our food.
We don't fill our stomach.
So, again, for this desire, there are two extremes. And there is one moderation. Some some people in the middle, what are the extremes people who eat too much? Right? And then they become obese, and that leads to what too many diseases. And then they will go to the doctor to say, Please, I want to lose weight, and I'm going to pay you money.
or other people who don't eat well.
You can hardly eat or if they eat, they don't eat the right type of food.
Right? So they still also, you know, have anemia and they will have lots of issues and then they will have, you know, issues with their health.
But we are in the middle.
The last desire also the sexual desire, some people live all their life, just to change the opposite gender, that's their life.
And other people they say, you know what, we're gonna live like in celibacy. No, we're not gonna get married, we're not gonna do anything of that. Allah created that desire in you, and it has to be satisfied. But it has to be satisfied the halal way. So be in the middle.
Amazingly enough, that's upon Allah, to remind you, before I move in sha Allah to the to the next to the main point, they want to discuss with you tonight, which is the Chabot had the doubts, I want to share something very important with you to remind you of assuming that balance being in the middle all the time.
You know, at the time of the process alone, there was no numbering of the ayat of the Quran. There was no numbering, like now we say so number two, and number, you know 126 for example, there was no numbering of that, that came later.
Yet, if I were to ask you today, how many is are there in Surah Al Baqarah, which is the long sword of the Quran.
How many irons
we have turned here.
Yeah, can you open this for me please?
So Allah, He gave me the right answer. So he's gonna be the first one to
get a chocolate masala. So there are 286 is in Surat Al Baqarah.
Now, let me ask you a question.
Can I say yes or yes, yes. I love that democracy, man.
Okay, so how do you go? If we were to divide the 286 is
What would you get? 143 I got it here like you guys are late. Okay. So the two becomes one, the eight becomes four, the six becomes three. This is my mother's way of doing it easy, right? So 143 Do you know what does I have 1437 social bahara
and thus we have made you an oma in the middle. So Paula, right in the middle of certain Bukhara Allah saying and thus we have made you an omen of moderation and oma off balance. That's not random.
So when it comes to your show, what your desires, what do you need to do? You need to maintain a balance.
And I will just share what I have before I move to the Chabot had the doubts. You know what Allah says in Surah Maryam
about people who Subhanallah waste their Salah.
And I want to be specific, what's the meaning of waste their Salah, because the first thing that will come to your mind is what I say you wasted your Salah. It means you did not pray, no, you prayed, but your soul has wasted.
What does that say?
Allah subhanaw taala said, so
And then after them there came a generation that wasted salami.
What does the next part of the essay, the next part of day seeing how sulla is wasted a lesson? What about shadow?
Because they followed their desires.
So what's the reason for why
Seeing the salon following your desires, right?
What's the punishment? First?
They will be punished via the scars of your scent. It's a worthy in general, it's a valley in general. It's a spot and gentlemen.
With the Allahu anhu and his tafsir said that a la sala I, what?
Is it about salada wasted the Salah, and this ayah means they delayed, they did not pray on time.
What about those who do not pray? Because the very first meeting that will come to you when I say they wasted this a lot, what does it mean to you? You think he did not pray? But no, they delayed the time.
Because when you hear this?
What does it mean to you? When you hear what I'm gonna say now, what does it mean to you? How do you feel when you hear this? And I want you to tell me honestly.
You hear this? Five times a day?
What do you hear this? How do you feel? What does it mean to you? And mostly the brothers who say it means Allah, you know, Allah is the Greatest. I say I'm not asking for a translation. I'm asking what does it mean to you? When it goes through your ears? Does it really go through your ears? Or it falls off here? Does it really go through your ear and then it goes to your heart, and then you feel it? Oh my god, Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar means that is the greatest. But it's Allahu Akbar. It's a competitive degree, not the superlative degree in grammar. So as if I was saying a lot is greater than anything you're doing, leave it and come and respond to that. And unless you leave
everything, and you go to salon, you're saying my eating is on board. The movie is audible. My work is audible. You don't say it but you acted
or forgot to give you that.
Okay, is that clear?
So shows by action
and this the meaning of a lot but it's more or less what I said, some
of our Salah, because when the time comes and the healer then they just only hear they don't listen to it.
Be careful, this is difference between hear.
And listen attentively, and this logic is yes man to hear yesterday man
Young sought to listen attentively.
So this is what Allah says in the Quran. For either por el for
when the fries being recited, he didn't say Phasma Allah here the Quran? No, he said listen to the prompt.
Not only that, watch.
And listen attentively locomotor hormone so that you may get the Rama the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala.
Now, let me just give you the others to understand the difference between these three verbs. Yes, ma'am means to hear, you know, when there are kids running around. Okay. Do I really want to listen to them? Or do I hear them?
Hello. I hear them. I don't want to listen to them. But I have to hear them. So it's something that out of my control.
You see, Mashallah, he's giving us the real example.
So if a noise comes like this, I have to hear it. It's not optional. I didn't I didn't want to hear it.
Okay. But yes, the mirror any verb in the Arabic language with elephants in and the beginning means you are exerting effort because you need that.
You know, uncertainness was a zoo.
means your Allah, I'm handing myself into you. I'm already in your prediction. I want to stay away from theta.
But Allah said for either, sorry, Allah said, fader throttle for an festa
So there's an effort on your side, seek protection with Allah.
Is that clear? So yes, the mayor means you seek to hear you exert an effort.
And there are lessons to answer to. So you need to listen attentively to the king understand the meaning, because there's a message behind it.
This is why, after Suleiman asked people
whether they heard the man or listened to the Imam,
or the insult to the man.
Okay, you asked them after the Salah. What did the member site insula flesh out, they're gonna say, on?
So really, it is not recite in jail or Torah or something?
Yeah, my question is very specific. What did he decide? So if somebody says Koran, it means he was hearing me.
I was like, some noise to him. That's it. He was not listening. Right. But then another brother would say, I think he says something about
a man or something.
Right, so that person who's listening, but someone who's gonna say, a third of that is going to say, you recited Serato, rock man from one to 27. That one is doing in salt.
And I can tell you exactly what you decided, you should run and run and I was listening. It's a law who told her on how insane He created man I never heard by and he taught him how to express himself. He taught him how to communicate. And it goes on and on. You see, we are degrees when you are listening to the man.
Let alone those who listen to the other and they don't respond. They say, Man, you know what?
We can pray a certain hour. Let me finish what I'm doing first. Right.
Okay, let's let's move on. To the doubts, to the second main gate of shaitan is doubts. And especially young people here, especially teenagers.
They will relate too much to what I'm saying. There comes a time when you start questioning everything. And this is healthy.
But you know what? It's very challenging to the parents. Why? Because if your son comes home, and says that, what is a law as a start for law? Where's this coming from?
I'm just asking, you know, you know, I see you You're my dad, you know. So is it possible to see a lot of just asking,
don't ever do this? Again? This is coverstock crolla? No,
these things, this is the right answer.
No, this is not the way
this should be a download. Because you know, what? If you don't give him the answer,
he will get it from somewhere else. And it could be the wrong source.
who doesn't know about Islam, right? From that friend,
you know, from Google.
It's very simple. Now just go to Google. And there are so many websites, many of them are written by the Muslims. And they are meant
to throw these doubts in your heart.
So you need to be able
to have that delta with your son or daughter when they come and ask this question.
Have you ever had a son or a daughter coming to you and say
What are we praying?
Because I said you have to pray? Okay, okay. Because my dad dragged me to the masjid and I'm grabbing into the masjid. This is not the right answer.
It's not a habit.
We need to be logical in our answers because suppiler Allah, the Quran all the time, is challenging you to think and reflect, Fly.
Fly to the moon, don't they think? Don't they reflect?
So we as parents, we need to learn how to answer these questions.
Other questions would be, you know that I have a friend in my class
He's an atheist. What does that mean? No.
Don't talk to him.
Do you think that this is the solution? No, that friend has been talking to him for a long time. And he's almost on the verge of leaving Islam. And when you react angrily like this, he will never come back to ask you. In fact, he will learn from his friend. And later on when he hits 17 or 18 years at the university, you will notice that he's not praying anymore.
And he's gonna say that I can make my own decisions now. I decided not to be a Muslim anymore.
Yes, it's a fact.
There are young Muslims leaving Islam.
Whether you accept it or not, it's a reality. And we have to deal with it. But tonight, I'm trying to teach you prevention is better than cure.
You need to learn how to educate your kids, so that you protect them from these thoughts.
And I'm going to share with you a very simple scenario to make it easy for you, I'm not going to go into technical terms.
And let's start with the last question.
people who say, there is no God, that does not exist.
Allah subhanho wa Taala some the answer
to this question into is,
and these two is our 21 words. Sorry, yeah. 21 words.
So if you want to refute an atheist, you can use two eyes in the Koran. And these two eyes are 21 words.
what's the what's the surah is called a two. And that's number 52.
The number of the is is 34. And 35.
Can you repeat that? So 52 sort of to the I add a number 34 and 35? Allah subhanaw taala is posing three questions. And when Allah subhanaw taala throws a question at you, you will be unable to answer this question. And the only thing you can come up with like, you know, La Ilaha Illa.
Allah says in this ad, ammonia homing
in this the question number one, what are they created out of? Nothing?
Question number two, I'm hormonal Holly.
Or did they create themselves? I was giving you think.
Second question is,
or did they create themselves?
What's the third question?
Or have they created the heavens and the earth?
Then Allah subhanaw taala kills it at the end. Bella yo kainuu, the only in doubt. So kill your doubts by asking yourself these three questions. Question number one. And this is how I addressed a class of atheists and the professor was an atheist. I was invited to a university in Edmonton.
And the entire class was atheists and the professor was an atheist. So when I first walked in right away, you know, you have to find a scapegoat.
I looked at like, I know the, you know, the, the bully of the class.
The guy who's loud. I dashed him I was like, you know, Hey, how are you? Did who created you? He's like my mom.
I said, Who created your mom? He said her mom.
I said, Okay, let's get back to the first mom.
Who's the first mom?
We said Eve I said who created he was stuck.
That's a good way to do it.
Because logically speaking, I can never ever say that. This bottle of water full of water. Would that lid on the top? Just came into being like this It created itself.
It does this make any sense? Never. That pen just created itself. It decided to come in to be right. That watch just decided to come into being it made itself.
Logically speaking, we have to say behind every creation there is a create.
But then they were gonna say, okay, who created this? Who created this until you come to who created the creator stop there. How can the creator be created?
It doesn't make sense. And this one is the prophecy seldom said to the Sahaba he said the shaytaan haidakhan This is one of fatahna adults. For who man holla haka, man holla. Hakuna man calacatta. Hatta? Yes, sir. Man holla, holla, holla, holla, holla, holla sucheta, say, who created this, who created this, okay, this until he comes, who created the creator? He said, when you reach that, say, how do we let him know him and stop thinking about that? It was something else? Because if you continue,
this is the problem.
shaitan is missing up your mind.
Is that clear? This is very important.
So the first question is, um, Hola, como una vida? Shai? Can something come out of nothing? The answer is no.
Anything that comes into existence
must be coming because somebody put it together. I'll give you a very nice analogy.
I had a phone call. Sorry. Like I had a chat back in the days. Like, you know, during the Stone Age, there were no built in camera like the way we have it now. We used to buy an external camera and put it again, behind the screen of the desktop. There was no even laptops at that time. Back in the 90s.
And I happen to chat with someone
says like, Where are you from? I said an Egyptian in Kuwait. I was teaching at the university in Kuwait at that time.
And then he said, What about you? He said, I'm from the States. Like, what do you do? I said, I'm a professor at the University. What are you doing? He said the same here. I said, Okay. Then the next statement, not a question. He said, You must be a Muslim.
I said there is nothing called Islam. I'm a Muslim. But what he assumed the Muslim? He said, because I think the Middle East is all Muslims. I said, No.
That's your assumption. There are some Christians in Egypt. There's some Christians in Lebanon, there are some Christians in Syria. So what do you assume?
is like, Okay.
I said, What about you? He said, I'm an atheist. I said, No, you're not.
Like what? I said, No, you're not, you're lying to yourself.
And if you accept the challenge, I can prove to you in 10 minutes, that you're not an atheist.
atheist, he doesn't believe that God exists.
So I said, he said, let's go. Sure. Okay, I have my watch. Put in front of me. I said, Count 10 minutes. First question, how can we communicate together now? He said, through the internet. I said, What's the internet? I don't believe in the internet.
Or McAfee on the internet. Right? I don't believe in that. Hold on.
Can Can you see the internet? He said, No. I said, Can you touch it? He said, No. I said, there is nothing called internet man. The line too.
Can you send me a piece of the internet by mail? Is like no. I said, so how do you believe in the internet? There's nothing called the internet.
And this is very confusing. So thank you.
how can we communicate? Now he said through the computer says what's a computer?
I mean, there's a computer in front of me and this computer in front of him, right? Because I'm in Kuwait, and he's in the States.
I said, Oh, you mean that random thing in front of me now that decided to come together? And it was like some electronic circuits and some plastic pieces that just
came about by itself
is like, What do you mean?
This is the sophisticated technology brought together by an electronic engineer.
I said, Did you see him putting it together?
He said, No. I said there is nothing called electronic engineers, man. They lie to you.
That computer came by itself.
It just decided to come it made itself and just like I woke up in the morning, I found it here.
And he's like, that doesn't make sense. I said
that's what he said.
I'm just trying
To what am I doing now? to assume his own way of thinking? Just to confront him, may get her just to get him to think.
Yes. Okay. How do you get the thing you call computer to work? He said through power, electricity. I say, Excuse me, what did he say? He said power. Electricity is like, what is that? I originally come from Africa. I don't think we know that.
Have you seen electricity? He said, No. I say, Can you send me a piece of electricity by mail? He said, No, I said, there is nothing called electricity
is just in your dreams.
I said, where do you put the thing in your computer? Is it on the table? I said, table. What's the table?
is a man that thing made by the carpenter. So it's tough for a carpenter? What's a carpenter?
I said, Oh, you made that thing that's in front of me now. You know, the combination, the random combination of some, you know, plastic pieces and some metals that decided to come together, like last night and I found it here in my in my house. He said, No, this is the artistic work of a carpenter. I said, Have you seen the carpenter putting it together? He said, No. I said, there is nothing called carpenters.
The table decided to make itself by itself. And he was like, I said, it's go on. Can you turn on your camera? Is like Yeah.
So I said, Can you see me? And like, yeah.
I said, what's common between me and you?
He said, You have two eyes and I have two eyes. I said, Good. You have one nose? I have one nose. I said yes. And I have two ears bigger than yours. Okay.
Then he was like I said, Can you come to a conclusion from that? And listen, he said, Yes. I said, when we have many tables that look like together.
Does this mean that the one who made them
is one person or something?
He's like, yeah, I think I think
the one who made you is the one who made me. I said, What do you call him?
He said, I don't know. I said, Let's compromise. What about calling him man maker? I said, that's a good idea. I said, write it down, please.
And you're also done, man maker. I said, let's go back again up. Right? He told me who made the thing called computer, electronic engineers. I said, Hold on. Can we compromise here? Can I say computer maker? He said yes. I said, Let's write it down.
What did he say about the one who made that thing you call table? He said, carpenter, I said again, can we compromise? Let's call him table maker. He said, that's a good idea. I said, Okay.
I said, Now we're trying to lie to each other. We're changing the names, right? I said, Now,
I start to believe now that someone made the computer.
You call him what he said, electronic engineer. I said, but let me ask you a question. How do we believe that there is an electronic engineer? Is it because we saw him putting the computer together? Or because we saw his work, which is the computer?
He said we saw his work? I said, So do we have to see the electronic engineer who put the computer together to believe that He exists, or is enough to see his work? He said it's enough to see his work. I said, excellent. Now I believe in electronic engineers, as long as they don't have to see them. So now you can give him his name. Call him whatever you want.
He said, Great. So let's go down. What did you call the guy who made the table? He said, carpenter, I said, Did you see the carpenter who made that table in front of you? He said, No. I said, Why do you believe that there are carpenters he said, because I can see their work. I can see the table that they made. I said, do we have to see the carpenters to believe that He exists? Or is it enough to see his work? He said, Yes. It's enough to see his work. I said, excellent. As
you said, the one who made you and made me what do you call him?
He said man maker.
A second. We gave him the real name.
He said, What do you mean? I said call him the maker. He said, okay, maker. I said let's develop it. Call him Creator.
Did he create and made you and me is like, yeah. I said, so what is his real name? He said, Oh my god, I said, it's nine minutes, I went, liar. You said, Oh my God.
It just came spontaneously.
He said, Oh my god, even though he denies the existence of God, I said, so we don't have to see God, but we have to see his perfect work. You are an example of the creation of Allah. Is that clear? And this is a good way you can share this story with your kid to tell him we don't have to see a lot because the way we are created in this life, we cannot see Allah. We're so weak will be created in a different way in Jenna, so that we will be able to see Allah Do you know how, like, what's our size and gender?
Does anybody know? I have chocolate. Yeah, yes.
millimeter, Mashallah. Going to be like bacteria.
For feed 50 for
your clothes. We're going to be like Adam alayhis salam would like to give it a shot.
December say 60. Yeah. 60 by
that's the length.
Okay, I can share half of it.
Okay, 60 feet by 21. This is how Adam alayhis salam looked like.
There's something unbelievable. You know, when Musa alayhis salam in the Quran because Barrow, Israel kept telling him
we will not believe in you after we see a La Nina laka hatanaka la Jara.
So at some point, he said, We are in a Hungary like Yama, I want to see you Allah said you cannot
have the last part that I showed just some of his life to the mountain. What happened to the mountain? It crumbled.
And imagine Musa alayhis salam standing in front of a mountain. And all of a sudden the mountain is crushed and is underneath his feet. So what happened to masa, he passed out.
He fell unconscious. Can you imagine seeing amount in front of you crushed in less than a second? What will happen to you?
So it's enough to see the signs of Allah. But inshallah in gentlemen, in sha Allah, may Allah subhanaw taala guide, all of our steps agenda will be able to see our last panel. So let's go back to Serato. So number 52, is to remember the number that 34 and 35 so Allah pose three questions. And that's what I was discussing with you now. I'm holding for memory shy, you can never say that this can be decided to create itself. There is a company that made it so behind every creation, there is a creator so I'm Julio Coleman is a in next one. I'm humble. holophone did you create yourself? No, I am a creation. And Allah is the Creator.
Last thing is, who are you compared to the heavens and the earth? Who are you compared to the ocean?
Imagine if all of us now go to the beach.
And they're like wild waves.
And you don't know how to swim and you just like Mashallah, start an adventure and go into these waves, what's gonna happen to you, the ocean will swallow you, and you will die drowning?
You know, the Pharaoh of Egypt? Who said
I am your Rob Palmer must have the Most High. Right? He was a liar. Why? Because it made him drown in the sea.
And let people know. Hey, Mr. Rob, why can't you save yourself? If you're claiming that you're wrong? You're so weak.
Is that clear? So we need to understand this is Allah saying? You can never say something came out of nothing. And you can never say that I created myself. Can you even claim that you created the heavens and the earth?
brothers and sisters?
Have you ever thought about that sky?
When you start when you stay outside in a summer's day, and you look at the sky and you can see it's it's very clear.
Let me just give you this analogy. Can you look at the ceiling up here?
How old is this building approximately
4050 years does it need maintenance.
If we don't maintain that ceiling, what's going to happen after 100 years? 200 years, it might collapse. Right?
may ask the question, say yes or yes.
How old is the sky?
Who's maintaining it?
Think about this.
Allah says, Allah said this and so to the moon.
Right? You should look at the sky.
And look again, tomorrow.
Looks wise young
person who has seen as if I say, look and try to find any defect,
you might have a crack in the ceiling. But have you ever seen a crack in the sky?
Instead of 67? Read like the first from from three to seven.
So last pattern is challenging us to think.
Now, in order for us to hold this ceiling, do you have to have pillars?
Right? If we remove the pillars, what's going to happen to that ceiling?
So who's holding the sky without pillars that you can see behind the armor in Tarragona.
Think about this. So law saying, so there is nothing that comes out of nothing. And you can never claim that you created yourself. And you can never claim that you created the heavens and the earth. So what do you end up saying, there is a creator.
Behind the perfect system in this universe, there is a creator behind me as a sophisticated human body.
Do you know what happens in your liver? How many chemical operations that happens every day to take all the toxins from your body?
Do you know what happens in your kidney every day?
We take it for granted.
Can you imagine in the morning if you just open your eyes, and then you can see what's going to happen. It's going to be a shock for you. But we go to bed and we wake up in the morning, taking it for granted. And I'm gonna wake up and I'm gonna see. Right.
So basically what I wanted to say tonight is when these doubts start growing in your heart, voice them out. Talk to someone with knowledge, so they can give you peace. Otherwise, I'll conclude with a surprise for you.
I went through this when I was 16.
And this is the time when I became a Muslim.
Oh my god, what do you mean?
Are you a convert?
No, I was born a Muslim. But for the first 16 years, I was imitating my father.
I was not thinking like most of you. You come to the masjid because your dad brings you here because your mom brings fear. Right? And like when you're when you're really young, what do you do? You know, like your dad goes for record. You do like this?
Right? He goes for surgery, you don't know what's happening. So like, you know you just like you know, your dad goes for surgery for like maybe 20 seconds. You go for one second and you go up is still down. Oh let's go down. You don't know what's happening just imitating right? And then even though in your teen age, you still doing the same thing you memorize in fact the highest Al Fatiha, but you can hardly understand what you're doing. Until that maturity comes and you start thinking why am I praying? So when your son comes to you doesn't say that why am I praying say
Because I said so this is back home not here. That that's the way your dad brought you up. But you pray because Allah told you why you have to share with them in the Quran. Allah said, welcome Salah insalata and
because Allah doesn't need your Salah, you need your Salah if you pray properly, if you do Salah properly your Salah will stop you and show you from doing or saying anything wrong. And until and unless your Salah stops you from doing this. You haven't attained the real meaning of Salaam I would say perfect exercise. I shall I go and up and down. you're exercising but you haven't connected with Allah, which is the essence of the word Salah Silla,
So this is very important. So when your son come and say, why do we fast? Tell him open almost half. So number 28183 Yeah, you hola Dina Armando.
kuchibhotla Kumasi chemical Chiba Latina publikum la la quinta taco, because a lack of manga as Muslims too fast. No, not the first Amato fast. People before us is too fast was the fruit of fasting. Let you learn taqwa. So if you fast and you don't learn Taka, congratulation for torturing yourself stopping yourself from food and drink, better go and drink and eat.
Is that clear?
So we need to have a dialogue with our kids, when they ask questions will lie. They're not challenging you. They want to learn, because you send them to a school here that teaches them what critical thinking Ask, ask, the only way to learn and this other person said, Allah intellectually, there in the world. Indeed, for every disease, there is a remedy, whatever it is to iron, and the cure for ignorance is to ask.
How many times in the front? Yes, aluna. Carol? Yes. aluna condyloma. Hi, is Runa Connell Humphrey was nicer. They ask you They asked to the Sahaba used to come and ask. And this is how they learned.
Is that clear?
So these tough questions, parents need to learn how to answer them. And if you don't know, don't shut them down. Don't answer by being angry. This is not. It's not good. It's not healthy.
So we need to know the answers. We need to address the answers. And if we don't know we need to take it to those phones.
With this inshallah we conclude our halaqaat I'm just going to take one or two questions, and then we'll leave inshallah, any question related to the topic.
Some parents can give me some challenging questions. Sometimes your kid will come and ask you. How did I come here?
Okay, any questions? Give me the first one. Yes. on topic?
Is it on topic or off topic? off topic. So let's leave it to the end. We need on topic questions first. Yes.
So what would be the answer of a dad? If the kid asked him who created God? I think we answered this question.
Because this is a logical question, God is the Creator, for
everything else is created.
So how can the creator be created?
It doesn't make sense. So
there's a series of who created this, who created this who created the heavens? Allah, who created the earth Allah Who created you Allah Who created me Allah who created the see Allah who created the creator stop there, because it doesn't make sense. How can the creator The one who creates the created doesn't make any sense. So stop there.
Excellent. This is a real question. I was expecting that one. When you study biology at school, that question comes up all the time, there's a section called evolution.
And they say the origin of man was chimpanzee or a monkey.
Now, our Creator, Allah told us in the Quran, that our origin is Adam.
What is that? So number two, and number 30. So number two is called Alberta. And number three, zero 30 is what the law says.
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of the folly.
When Allah said to the angels, I will create a trustee on earth that was out of malice.
So Allah told us our origin, so do we need anyone else to tell us something different?
Okay, Allah said when a particular Rahman, Benny Adam, we have honored the children of Adam.
If Allah honored the children of Adam, and he said the children of Adam, not the children of chimpanzee, or monkey, okay, so you cannot say that it's like it was like progression and then they give you those pictures of
Have an ape or a monkey was walking in for and then starts like, you know, stepping up into and then it can you know, it has the backbone and under it became just a man.
I see I know my grandfather, my grandfather goes to his grandfather and then everybody goes back to who to itemize.
Okay. So because they don't have the sense Paula, Sigmund Freud, the one who said that, himself, so many of his students, they refuted what he said. And in science today, there's so many theories that came to refute this, it doesn't make any sense. Okay, so hamdulillah as a Muslim, when I have like an immunity system, right, like, you know, I have Islam then if anything comes from outside, I presented to Islam. If I don't have an answer in Islam, then you can ask the scholars but a lot told us a
lot all this.
Okay. Let me conclude with a cliffhanger. Okay, because I'm gonna, like parents are shy to, to give me some of the tough questions. I get a tough question by my daughter back in the days when she was young.
One time she came to me and she said
that, I said, Yes. She said, I hate you.
I said, Who cares?
Isn't this the attitude of the young people? Who cares? Whatever.
Right. And she's like, I should I hate you. I said, I heard you. I don't care.
What you want me to say? Is this a compliment or something? She was like, thank you.
And she's like, I want to tell you why do I hate you? I said I could care less. But go ahead.
She's like, you never buy me anything.
My mom always buy me everything.
My mom always
buys me everything.
So her mom started defending knees like whoa, whoa, hold on, hold on.
There's something called a joint account.
And your dad worked hard. And that money goes through that joint account. And then they take the money and your dad doesn't like shopping? How many men here hate shopping? Raise your hand.
I wish the sisters will see this video inshallah. Even young ones, Mashallah. They're raising their hands, even though they don't have any time, any money to shop.
But they will be serious when they grow older and understand this. Okay. But if you were to ask the sisters, one of their enjoyments and pleasures enjoying life, is to go shopping.
Even though Subhanallah You know, there is there will be like, she will hear about a new mall in town, and her husband's driving bicycle and say, Honey, can I ask you a favor is Like what? Like, there is a new mall here.
And I promise you, I'm just gonna do window shopping. In what's window shopping, she's promising just like to have a look.
She's gonna explore it, she's not gonna buy anything. And for a guy, if it's only window shopping, he will end up after eight hours, going back to the car carrying six bags. And his credit in the in the credit card is $10.
so she's trying to tell her that because your dad doesn't like shopping, and like the money goes into. So she doesn't accuse very young. She doesn't understand the concept of a bank and joint account. She said, Mom, I know only one thing. Lying is how long? Stop trying to defend him.
I only see you buying me things.
Now I have to change the entire thing.
I want to prove to her that your dad and mom are nothing but means but it's all coming from Allah. But it's not easy. Right? So I have to take her into a long story.
And all every time I would ask a question. I want one answer just one word a lot. So I said
do you like your grandma? like very much? Like why? Cuz she buys me candy and she gives me money all the time.
I say who created your grandma, she said Allah.
I said, Okay. And then your mother is the daughter of your grandma. She said yes. I said who created your mother? She said Allah. I said, then who gave you a grandma? She said Allah. I said then who gave? Who gave you a mom she said Allah
I said, Who gave you a dad? She said, Allah. I said, Who gave your dad and mom a brain? Just a lot. I said, who made them successful at school and they had a PhD and they are teaching at the university said, Allah. I said, Who gave them the job? She said, Allah. I said, Who gave them that money? She said, Allah, I said, then who gives the money? She said, Allah said, Thank you.
So you have to love Allah. But whoever goes to use that money to bring you the gift is just the means. And because your dad is busy, and he doesn't like shopping, it's your mom who does this. She said, I'll think about loving you inshallah.
So, basically, that's what I wanted to share with you, like, you know, to hammer an idea. And I know, like, it's a funny story. But I think it's easier now to get the point through, you know what I'm saying? Because sometimes if you try to be blunt, and do not talk to the imagination of a child, you can never convince them. It's easy to convince somebody who's an adult. This is why teaching kids is the most difficult job. So this way I make for safe use of, you know, for his patience when he teaches, you know, the kids, you know, whether it's the Quran or you know, the Islamic school with Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive all of our sins. May Allah subhanaw taala accept all of our
good deeds. We Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Toba before death. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us she had at the moment of death. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Jenna after death. May Allah Subhana Allah forgive all of our sins and the sins of our parents. May Allah subhanaw taala died our time to say the truth all the time. May Allah subhanaw taala guide our heart to follow Prophet Mohammed Salim all the time, may Allah subhanaw taala guide all of our steps to gender and then for those who Allah Allah engine in the company of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a holy holy had a stock for lalibela comm where does that come along?