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Advice to Overzealous Youth

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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One thing I'm going to share with you, my dear brothers and sisters, and this is just something I've been hearing time and time again, since I've come to the UK and I've been hearing it from before, because I've been blessed with our trips here to the UK many a time. And

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one of the things that keeps on coming up time and time again, is this concept of half knowledge and budding youth who endeavor to become those icons in society and they feel that we are going to be the means of change and so on and so forth. These budding youth, there seems to be a disconnect between what they want to achieve and how they should achieve it. Right. What we need to understand is our Sharia is built upon Muslim upon benefit and reducing harm. And there is no Hillel that can be done by doing Hara, the cicada is a guide, you can't say, ends justify the means it's not from the Sharia. The ends don't justify the means you can't say I did haram and I got to a halal and so

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you know, the ends justify the means it's not from the Sharia. And what's happening is we have in groups of youth, Mashallah who are bubbling with energies, they're coming together, and they discussing the mistakes of the teachers and the scholars, and those students of knowledge that Allah subhanho wa Taala might have placed in our communities to look after our affairs, and they will probably hear before we were even born, and it was probably their guidance that our parents took to guide us. Right. And sometimes shavon through his whispers, justifies this concept of Riba and I'm saying Riba because that's what it is, it is Riba when you discuss the faults of your scholars,

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because discussing the faults of scholars has rules and conditions and adapt and criteria. And even the people who do it the Sherry I have spoken about them. So that's something for any Muhammad Yusuf and Hussein to take under their belt and say we are the scholars of Joshua and Kadeem, right? We are the scholars of criticizing those who make mistakes in society. And now we are here to put an end to those mistakes and so on and so forth by Allah are servants of Allah, and oh child of Adam, Fear Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the people who don't have mercy upon our youth, when you walk there, Kibera, and they don't respect our elders are not from

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us, are not from us. I know, we feel that this is a concept of Joshua and to deal with the lemma of Hadith specialized in when they discussed the chains of narrators, and so on and so forth. And they criticized certain narratives of Hadith and so on and so forth, to sort of make manifest the mistakes so that people were aware of the narrations, the different science altogether. And SubhanAllah. It's amazing that these people who use as evidence that we're not making Riba we are doing a deal, it's amazing that they doing this without even reading the books of giant I did go and see what the allama have said regarding your hotel. Did Allah have a segment in the books of Joshua,

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a deal that discussed the concept of criticizing contemporaries, jars of crime? And if a scholar criticizes another scholar in his same time, what should be our position from his critique from from what he said? Is it something we can use or not use?

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And today, we don't have time to go into it, whether it's right whether it's wrong, what the scholars have said that irrelevant, but the fact that they've discussed it means that question marks were raised. And today what we are doing is criticizing contemporaries and by Allah, they're not even contemporaries. They are ahead of us, they are ahead of us. And we need to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. In this Yes, we are allowed to have a difference of opinion.

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With a scholar, we are, we are allowed to have a difference of opinion with a scholar. However, it doesn't mean that this difference of opinion, should flower into fasset, into disrespect into backbiting, into splitting the community into spreading ill knowledge of this particular person, because sometimes when we become under the the influence of shape on the influence of alcohol, the influence of shape and greater influence, the influence of shape and we end up saying things that we didn't even have to say about this person. And by Allah if you live your life, not covering the faults of your fellow Muslim brothers and sisters than fear the day when you want Allah subhanho wa

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Taala to cover your false side. And the sell off I've said this time and time again, that you release the faults of others. Beware on the DFP ama because you have false and karma is a day of justice. Now I'm not saying that the Sharia has not given us times when we are allowed to observe lever there are times like for example, if your Muslim brother doesn't pray you're allowed to go to his father and say he doesn't pray. Right. But the old MSA allowed

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To further because

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the reason why you are allowed to do HIPAA here is because of a need and needs are studied in light of the need. In light of the need. You don't have an open ticket to go into excess. For example, if your Muslim brother doesn't pray and I said this last night and he might drink alcohol when we are below me Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. You don't have to go to his father and say he doesn't pray anything's alcohol. You can stick to one and say he doesn't pray. Because if he solves praying, then inshallah he will leave alcohol and in the process, you did your job and you hit his mistake. Is that clear? So we really need to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it brings me back to the

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earlier things that were said when we open our discussion, how the dilemma studied either before in By Allah, this religion can throw us into the pits of jahannam if we don't be careful, right? Because the misguided groups have as well. The fuqaha as well. of servants of Allah. We have the orientalist non Muslims who can probably teach us Islam better than we can learn it. But they're not Muslims. They learned but it didn't guide them. No, it didn't. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us limita una mulata I don't why are you saying things which you don't do? You teach a lot but you have the West Allah. And that is why today many parents say oh, we only send our child to Medina and we

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want to send our child for it. You know, I teach them a lot. We have many who father Hamza Quran is protected. But Dena is full. They have a backlog of list it's true. But teach him Allah. And for our parents here today, will law he takes this on head on, don't expect the madressa to teach your child manners, the teacher and madressa has his own children who he needs to teach manners. It's not his job to teach your child manners. It's his job to complement your role as a father and mother. That's what his job is to compliment. You teach your child karate will complement it for you. You teach him a lot, he will complement it for you. The problem today is we haven't done it in our homes, and we

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expect him to do it. And this is a travesty. Right? So bring this about this concept of let the elders come together. And by Allah to the youth or law, he, I was fortunate that I had a father who spoke to me he gave me advice. And by Allah, whatever he told me was golden was golden. Because there is no university that can teach you experience. There is no university that can teach you experience. And my dad used to always tell me about the University of life is to sit me down and tell me things till today. If I go on holiday, I will be sat down into I'll be given my own band and lecture. Right? Yes, Yes, I will. And he will tell me that I know you know it better than me, but

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it's my job to tell you and it's Huck. It's his job to tell me because what law he myself and himself as he says we both on a journey. And the only difference is that his journey started 25 years ahead of my journey. So I have a loving father who phones me from 25 years ahead and say, son, you coming on the journey. Let me just tell you a few pointers after 300 kilometres. There's a police check. Be careful. Make sure you're wearing your seatbelt. Make sure you driving at the speed limit. I wasn't cause me delays. After so many kilometres. It's a very dangerous area, a lot of robberies taking place in hijackings. Make sure your doors are locked and make sure you're looking

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in numerous. I didn't, I was delayed. After so many kilometres, it's a dusty road, make sure you stop and check your the air pressure in your tires before you get on that road. I didn't, I was delayed. Now, as my dad told me, You have two options. You either listen to my advice and do the same journey I did in five years rather than 25 years. And then use the other 20 years to achieve an even greater greatness that you can advise your child about. Or you can learn the hard way. And you've wasted your life. Right? Well, I this is no Professor can tell you this, trust me. And I've been blessed to do my fair share of time at universities. No Professor can tell you this. This is

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the University of life the youth. Respect your parents. Respect your elders in society by Allah respect them. The cell have used to say if we can join between the bubbly nature and energies of the youth, we can join the energies to the hikma and wisdom of the elders will move mountains. The problem today is there's a disconnect. The youth are bubbling and they just moving around volatile like atoms. I've seen atoms in motion, moving around volatile no direction is flying everywhere, causing havoc with the need to come together. Right. And you have the people have hikma and wisdom who want to effect change but they don't have the energies that you have. They spent their life

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looking after you. So remember this are servants of Allah hamdulillah This is a wonderful city you have a lot of power and a lot of masajid and a lot of Muslims. Join the hearts together for the sake of Allah. Give your fellow Muslim brothers and sisters they have even if they're observing Salah in other masajid Let us not behave in a way that we forget that they're Muslims and they have a right over us as we have a right over them. Don't forget this. Allah subhanho wa Taala did not

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Create as individual beings you created as communal beings, we are co people of communities, right? We interact and we inter share and we help develop one another because the believers to one another are like a bunion. You should do Baba, Baba. They like a building. Each brick helps the other brick do its job. And in the same way that brick helps this brick do his job. Just like Imam Shafi Rahim Allah, he's a student of Amity, been humble and the teacher of Amity been humble and the opposite alike. So let us not data collect and let us take from the giants and take a lesson by Allah. Take these lessons, and you will see successes that you never ever imagined. Yes, we might have scholars

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in our midst who might have changed some of the views. Some people say they've become lacks in their views. Some people are saying they're adopting wrong views. But by Allah, don't ever forget the amount of years they have on you. And the amount of years of the bad and the worship of Allah they have over you never forget that. The years of a bad alone should wake you up and teach you to be humble that will lie they worshipped Allah more than me, many, many years more than me, and I don't even know how many years I have left. They might have done one act that through that act, Allah subhanho wa Taala has given them gender. One of the sellers used to say one of the seller said he

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met or he saw another of the seller feed his dream and he asked him what did Allah do with you? He said Allah subhanho wa Taala forgave me. Why? Because I used to teach Surah Fatiha to new Muslims. Allah forgave him because he used to teach Surah Fatiha to do Muslims. Now we're not in the business of narrating dreams of the pious and so on and so forth. But there are certain narrations that have come from authentic Allah and the narrations are authentic and exist in the authentic books that compile these things. And that is a lesson for us that if Allah can inshallah forgive someone for teaching Fatiha to non Muslims and Allah forgiven his other mistakes, how do you know that this

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person you're speaking about is not forgiven, and a man from gender already and you want to become self righteous and work against someone who might be from the earlier of Allah, Allah he do good? Well, I sin comma x and Allahu Allah. This is the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us to be the best of people as Allah was best to us. When Allah sent Moosa and Harun to the round, he said, Go and tell him a soft word, a soft word, this is how you do. You don't do that by burning bridges. You do that by making bridges sometimes you have to meet somebody and not discuss their faults. You have to keep quiet and develop a relationship with them. This is wisdom and chikuma but don't back

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bite them and then justify it and say some Jehovah ideal for lying on the piano. Those who backbite Allah will shift their good deeds to these people. So all you are in this world was a person to help this person go to Jenna for his job was he made mistakes and your job was to clear his sins? May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us? I know he's smiling, but it's a reality. And I'm taking time on this. But it's a message that needs to be driven home there has to be people of WhatsApp, ah, the middle Amala he don't become people of fashion. We just doing things because it's the in thing this is how it is I know in Britain sort of fashion and you know, the Shabaab and it's the in thing and

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this is how we walk and this is how we talk and this is how we handle things by Allah be the different one be the herb, be the one who's different. Be the one who's calling to sense when the world is living in chaos, like Ibrahim alayhi salam, everyone is worshipping idols, and he comes and says, but do these idols benefit you or harm you in any way? One boy is calling to sense in a world of chaos. Be Ibrahim Alayhi Salam be the strange one, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said four to ballyhoura four to ballyhoura the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that glad tidings for the strange Ori so P the strange one, don't be the one who just follows blindly and

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is from the group of people who don't know and think that no, I hope I've driven the message home loud and clear and ask us to take heat from this. Yes, once again we are allowed to differ with people, but let us differ with AdMob. And, and let us use the means taught to us by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Sahaba and the Imams and the pious predecessors that has used the hillock in dealing with matters the Ummah needs to show Islam. The non Muslims have to see Islam. It's so unfortunate that today Islam is in the books and on tapes and on CDs, and on hard disks will lie. It's something we read about in we listen to, but it's not seen in the Muslims. The

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a walking Quran, become working for us because you are commanded to follow the guidance of Allah Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala Adam, everything correctly from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's perfect in any mistakes of myself and Shabbat and I see Cava subhanho wa Taala has forgiven us Allah He everything I said to us from the bottom of my heart, I consider you my brothers and sisters, and I truly love you for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala when I say that, and I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives our sins, forgives our mistakes and gathers us together many many times in this dunya before gathering us underneath is an option

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that they have before gathering us in gentlemen with Mohammed Abdullah Salah.

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While he was selling