Channel: Siraj Wahhaj
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I want to thank Allah for all of the speakers that we've had. I like to thank Allah for you who came out to be with us tonight. Today for a few moments
I am going to spend a few moments talking about shaytaan.
The devil, Satan,
everybody speaks about him. It's in the Torah, sin the Injeel is in the Quran. Everybody speaks about the devil.
But I want to talk about
Number one, Allah
because if you're gonna talk about shaytaan, you have to talk about Allah.
One day, I'm sitting in my office and I'm reading this iPhone Quran
or metastatic tumor worker Illa. Yeah.
And there is not
a leaf that falls except Allah knows it. So Wow. So I leave my office. And I walk one long block.
And as I'm walking, I'm thinking about this iPhone Quran will Mecca scotoma and waka Ilya Namaha. There's not a leaf that falls except Allah knows it.
And I took a look on the ground and I saw 1000s of leaves.
I did some research
and found that there are some
3 trillion trees on the Earth.
Some of them haven't as many as 350,000 leaves.
And you mean to tell me that Allah knows every leaf that false?
a skeptic may say, how could you verify it?
How do you know that Allah knows every belief?
A believer said we believe in the Quran. Allah said it we believe, I go argue with you, you want to angle argue to icon mature. I accept it.
But I'm saying how wonderful he is. Number two,
I want to talk about us.
who we are as human beings because we are the envy of the universe.
Mankind is the is the envy of the universe. And you know the funny thing about it, you know who we are. Johnny come lately. Mankind is Johnny come lately. Everything was here. By the time man was created. Everything was here. The universe is there the earth is there. The angels are there the jinn are there. Everything is there. And then here come Johnny Come Lately human beings. And even though human beings have a Johnny come lately with the last thing in the universe,
Allah makes us special.
So he says on Quran Luca Khurana, Benny Adam.
We have honored the Children of Adam,
who you and NASA call Humberto Adam or Adam in Torah, mankind all of them are the children of Adam and Adam was created from the dust.
Would you like to see a spectacle in the universe
wants you to pitch this
shake how many angels you think and existence
facades Adel, Malacca to cool whom edge mountain
and when Allah ordered the angels are bound to Adam, Gods first man.
Every Angel bow down to Adam.
Digital bill down to Adam.
The angel of death.
The angel mountains.
All of them. How incredible.
What about this man?
people on Earth? about
7 billion people on the earth
And every one of them have a unique fingerprint.
Our fingerprints are not the same.
there is an imam in Medina who's famous
for imitating 100 of the best recitals of the Quran.
I met him and when you hear him recite the Quran, you would think it's your favorite recital
and even though he has that ability,
every human being have a unique voice.
Experts can tell.
Shabbir Ali he was looking at my notes one day said Imam Suraj how you read that?
Making fun of my handwriting. I don't like that.
Really? Did you know Every human being has a unique handwriting experts can tell.
And the last one maybe you didn't think about
every human being have a unique smell?
No to humans smell the same.
If you don't believe me go to source to use of your cool surprise smell the scent of use of
everybody have a unique smell? How do you know it?
When a prisoner escapes
Allah reveals in Quran Allah Torah and Allah Sakura Allah coolmath is summer YT one man Philip Don't you see? Allah has subjected in the heavens and earth, everything for you, man.
And who do we have? We have dogs who have a sense of smell millions of times more sensitive than human beings. So you have to do is take a shirt let the dog smell the shirt. And that dog will go exactly to the owner of the shirt. Because our smell is unique.
How many have you ever been to Australia?
Shake them out. Shabir
I love Australia
you know something about Australia whenever when you land in Australia there's a sign I don't know if you saw it. The sign said warning. You may not want to go back home
yeah, man. Yeah, man Australia's but you got to go to Australia.
So me and my wife we get off the plane
go down the baggage claim to get our luggage.
And we noticed that there was a security man smell in my wife's luggage
not know that security man with the dog is looking for something one of three things. Number one,
they're looking for drugs. So I started looking at my wife
or they're looking for explosives. I started walking away from my wife
Oh, they're looking for food?
Because you can't bring food into Australia.
And sure enough, my wife had in her luggage food.
What am I saying? I'm saying this Johnny Come Lately human beings a special whatever you think of yourself black, brown, red, yellow, white, whatever your color is your nationality of religion. Allah made human beings special.
Indeed, the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said hello Hello Adam. Allah Surah T.
And Allah created Adam, in His image, don't go crazy.
Laser committed he che there is nothing like him. Allah is special category. You have Allah. You have the human being. Number three angels.
Pa part of our faith is to believe in angels. And even though we don't see them, we believe in them. The founding fathers of my country, the United States of America were religious people.
The fourth president of the United States, James Madison said
If men were angels, there will be no need of government.
And if angels go
Even men, neither internal or external controls would be necessary.
Why? Angels especially as our sister said earlier, they always listen to the Command of Allah the Almighty.
Man is different.
Man makes many mistakes. And one of the things we have to realize, now falak to gender will insert Illa li Abu Dune, Allah has only created jinn and human beings to obey Him. That's why He created us. He created us to obey Him.
And there's one more
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These are the creatures that Allah created to obey Him.
And one of them is special. And we can debate this and I have thought about it and I know Dr. Jamal and others in Shabbir Ali and others, you know, we can we can discuss that.
I try to read between the lines
and I've come to the conclusion
was a special
having the ability to be one of the most special creatures in the universe.
But he blew it.
He blew it
when given a chance.
Allah never gives us a commandment that will unable to do
if he does, it will be unfair.
Why would he tell Iblees to bow down to Adam if he didn't have the ability to bow down
look at this. I wish I can you know they know I like to walk around
I can't help myself.
I don't know how to stand still. I'm from Brooklyn, New York. And we move around. I am a nightmare for the camera man. Look at him see how he ran over there. Watch this.
You looking at him
Look at this.
A lot test us
Hakuna at the most school Anthroposophical janitor
McCollum in Harrogate then hi to shake toma wala Takara berhadiah shujaa Rutherford Hakuna minoli me.
you and your wife live here in this garden and eat everything in the garden? Except that one tree?
Don't go near that one tree. That's the commandment.
You got the whole garden? Just that one tree. Come on, man. That's easy. I could do that.
So I'm trying to imagine you know, Adam in the garden.
It looked at the tree so I can't go near that tree. Not me.
that interesting looking tree. I ain't gonna go there.
Somewhere along the line he goes and eat from the tree
connects your personal question.
How many of you and I want you to be honest.
Think of Allah gave you the commandment don't go near the tree. How many of you believe you would not have gone there the tree raise your hand
How many of you think you would have gone and eaten from the tree? Raise your hand?
What Dr. Deema
No way. No, no, no.
You know what, all you gotta do is think
every one of us commit sin
including the one standing before you.
Send that we know is against the commandment of Allah.
And yet we do it
and that's the last one.
is a theological mistake, I think,
to say that Allah created
to disobey Him yes he created them us to make decisions.
Consider this conversation.
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Allah gave the commandment of every angel to bow down to Adam and also a bliss
bliss refused to do it
all I asked the question What prevented you from bound down when I ordered you to
listen to what he said under settlement who holla tourney stop.
Attorneys you created me.
You created me, You Allah You created me from fire or collect the human team and you created man from Team mud.
kala rugby my lord
cholera mini fan derny Illa, Yeoman, you bassoon.
Oh Allah give me time until the day that they are raised up.
You created me, my lord.
Give me time until they are raised up
is the unbeliever?
How many say yes, he's a believer.
So we have two scholars different
are here upstanding? I know him?
How many say he's a believer? Raise your hand. Not a believer. I'm not a believer.
Come on, man. Are you asking me? I want you to answer.
I would say he knows that. I like this analysis door. But but he's not assented to that
was stuck bar what can I mean and calf eating?
He disobeyed and he was a Kapha. You know why? Because Allah is not asking us the mere existence that he exists. He not asking us that he wants something more than that. He wants us to worship him. He wants us to obey Him. So don't give me your platitudes that your your your exist.
Law there's something more that he expects from us.
How many of you believe in shaytaan? regime?
See, so we always have a wise guy in the audience. Usually.
You see, the key is
never say you believe in shaytaan
you don't say I'm going to be shaytaan
I'm going to be left for a Souleymane while Malayaka you believe in Allah angels but you don't believe in shaytaan you bear witness to the existence of shaytaan and there's a difference between believing and shaytaan and recognizing the existence of Satan. You believe in him. He's real. shaytaan is real. So from the very beginning some innocuous commandment just don't go into the tree. No big deal. I've gone into a tree and no big deal. Really? Do you see what happened as a result of going next to to the tree? You see something about Allah subhanho wa Taala every commandment that Allah gives us is for our good if we do this for our good, and if we do the wrong thing, the
disobedient thing if we do it, we're going to be hurt by it.
cigarettes, I'm going to ask you a fatwah.
I want the audience I want a fat word from the audience.
How many of you say smoking cigarettes is halau and don't be afraid we're not going to do nothing to you. If you think smoking is hell out, raise your hand
because some of you will delete it. You're gonna go back to smoke. I want to know
If you smoke them because you think it's halau or you know It's haram
so how many things smoking cigarettes is halal? Raise your hand.
How many think that's haram?
if you read Islam
Fatah Islamia these are great Ulema. All of them say smoking cigarettes is haram
The cigarette industry spent a point $2 billion
advertising their product
$8.2 billion, a lot of money, right?
If they spent $8.2 billion advertising their product,
how much money did they make?
They must make money. If you're going to spend $8.2 billion
to advertise trying to get people to smoke, then you must expect to make a lot of money. You spent $8.2 billion you will go out of business if you don't make money. So how much money did they they make?
Is smoking cigarettes, legal and UK?
What's the age limit?
What's age limit? 18. Same United States? Nope.
In the United States.
90% smokers start before the age of 18.
Alcohol industry spend $2 billion a year to advertise their product? How much do they make over $200 billion?
It makes sense. They do it because they want to make money.
That's the motivation. They do it to make money.
Do you know the people on the planet Earth spend more money on illegal drugs than they do on food, clothing, housing, education and health.
There was a man six feet tall my height
was on every kind of drug you can imagine.
And he was on drugs for 30 years.
He got sick
and went into the hospital.
He had gotten down to 60 pounds,
six feet tall, 60 pounds in the hospital. And the doctor told him You better call your family members. You're not going to make it through the night.
He asked the doctor to leave his room. He said I want to talk to somebody who knows. And he said that day he called on Allah.
That was about 25 years ago.
If you look at him, today is a pitch of health. How do I know it? He's in my community.
So years ago, he said Imam Suraj I want you to come with me.
you know they call it
being sober for 20 something years and I went with him he was so proud that he loved blessing the staff for drugs.
It makes sense people sell drugs to make money, sell cigarettes to make money.
But in my conclusion,
you don't do it to make money.
Why would you bother Adam in the garden and stop him from obeying Allah.
Instead of helping him not to go near the tree? You encourage you? You whisper SPEs go
and do the very opposite of what Allah has commandment. commanded. Why?
And this is the crazy thing. This is my conclusion.
You know shaytaan is really petty.
His whole objective in life
is just to get us human beings to go into the fire with him.
is making Dawa you know they say misery loves company
no big goal no big deal.
I'm doing that so that I don't be in a fire by myself
I would like to call to the stand
ladies and gentlemen
like to call to the witness Dan shaytaan
will you his testimony
you don't want to hear his testimony
you don't want to hear the testimony tell me why Tommy he's a liar
why should we want to hear the testimony of shame on
it all depends on timing. Timing is everything you know the last words of surround before he died
in a non Muslim on Muslim on a nominal Muslimeen among the Muslims
you want to do it now you want to believe now you want to believe in the God of the children of
Israel you want to you want to believe now it's too late.
You can say something about shaytaan there's some clues here and there the next time go to keep taboo Eman Mazel Hadith
shaytaan noun is a private moment.
He says whenever the son of Adam
recite sets the in the Quran
and he frustrates
shaytan runs away in seclusion. Yep, key crying. Whoa is with me.
He was given the commandment to prostrate and he prostrated follow Jana.
For him is Jana and I was given the commandment to prostrate and I refuse wali and nor
for me is the hellfire.
Why do you want to call che tongue? Because kala shaytaan Lemna poodle Amaura Ah, that's it. Now it's been a fair noun is open, it's finished. No more pretense. You don't have to check no more. You don't have to lie no more.
Allah promise your promise of truth.
And he kept his promise. I promise you.
And I deceived you or I broke my promise.
Don't blame me.
You have I have no power over you. I just gave you the power. I called you and here you come.
So brothers and sisters, what are we gonna do again? shaytaan. I leave you with two things.
Number one is the remembrance of Allah.
To fight against Satan is the remembrance of Allah
Can I be honest with you? We all have our trials. You know when Muslim told me he said Imam Suraj if ALLAH blessed me to go to Jannah all I want to do is smoke me some weed
you're not you know readers.
And this person was an imam
we got witness. Sisters.
Can you give me one minute I want to talk to the brothers. Just one minute. Okay. Brother actually question they can hear us.
This is between you and I?
I want an honest answer.
How many of you like an attracted
to women raise your hand
okay, but one brother not raising your hand. I want to talk to you after a minute
you raise your hand
are you not no audience?
Amen. Listen, I understand.
I have not left on you a trout grater for the man. The women because of the natural attraction. We get in along with that? No
Oh, Allah created you for that. There is a natural attraction when these young sisters when they were young, and they were playing ropes, you know, they'd be jumping ropes, right? And somebody said, look at that boy they see
But then saying that no more.
They said when they were really young and saying that no more because there's a natural attraction Allah created us like that. But this is a thing, since we the slaves of Allah, that we do it for Allah. Let the caribou Zina don't go near cynap You young men? I know I know what you like I know it.
What Tilka who do doula let's do have these are the boundaries of Allah don't go past them.
To what Allah has said said do stay away from the Haram because if you don't you harm yourself
may Allah bless every one of you
to make it to Jana?
May Allah forgive all of you your sins? Because we commit sin we gonna commit sin, but Allah so great.
And one of the most striking things in the hereafter. Allah will say, Chef Attila Malayaka, the angels had interceded
on whenever Yuna and the Prophets when moved me, Nina, when we noona Balaam Yep, God in our Hummer rhyming, the angels having to seed it. They believe it's happened to seed it. Prophets have interceded there's none left.
And then the Prophet said Allah will take a handful of people out of hell that never did any good.
And put them in Jannah.
Now these two scholars here I'm going to ask your opinion
must be countless? How many?
We don't know. You mean it's something I'm not gonna take an appreciable number out of hell ain't never did any good.
All I can Elia Luma. You read a lot does what he pleases.
You can commit sin from the heavens to the skies or sin the size of the Earth. And you come to Allah not associating anything with him. Allah can forgive us our sins, as Allah's forgiveness, ask Allah, He will forgive you. But you know, do it now. Don't wait my young brother.
So I got a long life to live nobody knows. Nobody knows what land they're going to die. Nobody knows what they earn tomorrow. No one knows what land they're gonna die. So do it now. Then Allah bless you bless the demand family, all of you. The people at the sound I'll give you a hard time. May Allah bless all of you. Desikan Hyla Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.