Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury
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my dear respected brothers and elders in Islam.
You know once I was in a class, and my teacher was teaching me in the class, so he came into the class. And instead, do you know how to make a lot of money?
He was a funny teacher. So he came into the class and he said, How do you make a lot of money? So we start a business. And someone said, Be a petroleum chef. And someone said, you know, sell decent stuff. And some people said, I used to be a big businessman. This is how you make a lot of money.
And so he was looking at us, and he was looking here, and we're looking there. And he was smiling.
I said, No, no, all of you, you've got them wrong, you are wrong.
The way to make money
is either through one of three things,
one of three things, either through the word called sex,
yes, either through this, you make a lot of money, or through drugs make a lot of money,
or through rock and roll, you make a lot of money.
These are the three things you can make a lot of money, a great, everybody agrees.
Yes, this is what the West tells us. You won't satisfaction,
these things will give you satisfaction, and you want to make more money, these things will give you money, that will also give you satisfaction.
Whether they whether they say it implicitly, or they say it explicitly, this is their message to you or my brother, and my sister, this is their message to you.
Whether it is in the textbooks, whether it is the curriculum that our children are taught, whether it is the media that we hear, whether it is the ads that the sex big so that everyone looks at it and then comes along with this, I'm gonna sell this you're gonna sell that to this is the message that the West preaches to us at this time. Why? Because this is what sells, rock'n'roll sells. drugs and sex sells. Yes, it does.
What is the proof that it sells? Look at the consumer society. Look at the American Society look at the Western society. how advanced it is economy.
Economics, how much money does the American economy have? What?
How much money
and look at us people how happy they are? Have you ever seen a movie? Have you ever seen a Hollywood movie where people were crying? They're always smiling. They were the biggest? Have you ever seen an insurance ad for example, that was not smiling. Everybody smiles on it. Every single ad in the West shows people smiling Why? Because this sex and drugs and music is what gives you satisfaction it says this is their message to you.
And whether this is explicit, whether they tell you come to this or stay away from this. It is always implicit. How is the implicit
let's see how this word called sex.
How this is so ingrained in the life of the West
In the Western mind, how is it so ingrained? Well, you see, they start when it's more when they when people are young, they start people are young, because they know, the when the young understand this, they're gonna have the same values when they grow up. So they always start young. And this is something we forget. We forget and we don't start young. Okay, so the good intelligent
psychologists, right? So they start young. So they tell the young
they tell the young what they teach them, that this word sex is what is very important in your life. How do they do that? Well, you see, they have sex education classes. In school. Something that most people do is what sex education classes What did they teach you there? They teach you how to have safe sex. The teacher is the teacher how to have safe sex. Then what else do they teach you? The teacher there's nothing wrong with pre mixing and staying with your, you know, your girlfriend, or whatever the problem you want to come up with a problem and who's the problem? And what are you going to wear? What is she gonna wear? What's the perfume? What about the new dress? This is what
the West is teaching you that sex is all right.
That sex Exactly.
This is what the West is teaching you. This is what the West is teaching our children that this is how satisfaction is getting. So you see the Coca Cola bottle. You see the Coca Cola generation and the Coca Cola bottle, how nice it is curvy.
It's nice to see it starts off small on the on the top, and then it comes out nice and curvy on the top. And then as we as we go down, it gets less and curvy and then it falls out here. This is the Coca Cola bottle. You know how they came upon this? Because they said okay, men like nice and curvy women, right? Men like nice and curvy woman. So what did what did they do? They said, okay, we want men to buy Coca Cola. Okay, so what do we what do we have to do in coke? Do we have to put in Coke, caffeine to make it nice and burning? And also, we have to make it nice and colorful. And also the shape has to be right. So the shape has to be just like, the shape has to be just like what? Just
like a woman, just like a woman? Nice and curvy. Yeah, this is what they say this is the Coca Cola generation we're living in. This is the sex culture that we're living in. These are the values that really be in how many ads have you seen that has the word sex used on it? How many naked women? Have you seen on the on the ads? This is the culture that the West is calling us to whatever this whether it is explicit or implicit? And what about drugs? What about drugs? How do they call it to the drugs when two drugs are different types. There's alcohol, there are the soft drugs, as they are known as and also these hard drugs are known as
the hard drugs meaning, for example, heroin and cocaine, right, the softer drugs, and then we have alcohol, which most people don't even consider a drug. But it is a drug. Why? Because it takes away It removes you actually removes your sense. The West is built upon this,
it calls you to this philosophy, take the drug be happy drink, and have a nice time drink and have a nice time. This is what they say. Why? Because when you drink, and your sense goes, when you drink and your sense goes that all the problems that you have in your life will just fade away.
All the problems that you have in your life will just fade away. Okay, they say the best woman is the most prettiest and the most beautiful looking woman, right? But most people are not the best looking. And they are not very pretty. So take the drug, right? punch that, you know, sit that alcohol and take that injection, give yourself a boost. And then what's gonna happen is you're going to lose yourself in ecstasy, we're going to go to another another life.
And this is what is going to give you pleasure. And it's also this doesn't help then I'll add a third thing on to you. What is the third thing music and rock and roll music and rock'n'roll
so take music for example.
There is not a single place, perhaps in the in the in the landscape. Not a single workplace perhaps, or not a single place of shopping and marketing except that we are faced with this constant problem of music listening to music. Have you ever gone to the office if you haven't heard music?
Or someone playing music? Have you ever gone to a market where you haven't had music? Do you ever wonder why? Why? Music Music Music Why can't people ever go without music? They say no. Why? Because you see people are already satisfied. So you need this music to be an open to the people for them to go out of this life. Go away from the misery and the horror
Go to a different life into the life of the music itself. So we see for example they have made for us pop idols, what have they made for us pop idols. So we have Mashallah. Michael Jackson, and we have Madonna we have these pop idols. Who are they? What are they?
They are indeed signs of this commercial life, the science of the Western culture. These are the people that are made up and call them ideas Why? So that we can go towards them? Call them stars? Why stars? why they call them? planets? Why do we call them? Call them sons? No, we call them stars. Why? Because you look at the look of the stars, you always wonder how high they are? And and you always want to reach the stars and others say stars. Don't you see how they take the hotel is three star or four star five star? Yes, indeed. So they call them
mega star, and also called mega mega star wide so that you can always follow them.
My dear brothers and sisters,
all of this, that I've just mentioned to you are deceptions of the shaker. All of this, my brothers and sisters are deceptions of the Shakedown. Why?
Because all of this is an escape from reality.
It's an escape from reality. No, life is not all about sex. And no life is not all about taking drugs, and leaving this world or leaving this world behind and going to another life. No life is not over rock and roll and music.
I asked you this question. And I want everyone to answer this honestly. Has everyone got a pocket? Has everyone got a pocket? Do you have a key in your pocket? Do
you have a pocket? Does that mean you have a purpose? Yes.
You want to open the door and you're gonna put that key in the engine and you start the car, right? So the key has a purpose. What about the needle? You know, swing needle, the needle that your mom has in the house? This is our purpose? Yes. What's his purpose? Is it to?
Correct? Yes, so if all of these things, the most simplest of things in this life is the key, such as the needle has a purpose in this life? How can the human being who is so perfect, who is so great, who is the center of this world this time? How is it? How is it that he does not have a purpose? Does he have a purpose? Indeed, he has a purpose, because he is the best of the of what Allah has created. Then so as well, he has the lofty loftiest of purposes.
And so what is his purpose? Why do you think the poor article in the Constitution of the United States answers this question, you see,
right, the fourth article and the Constitution United States answer this question, what is that? They say is the right for every people to set for happiness? Yeah. They say that the goal and intention of every human being is what? To search for happiness, happiness. So they say therefore, happiness is the end purpose of human beings.
Happiness is the end purpose human beings, we agree, we must agree, we agree. Yes, happiness is the end purpose of human beings. However, we disagree with them. We disagree with them in the way in which this happens again, how is this happiness game?
We disagree with others. Allah subhanaw taala says,
Is it not by the remembrance of Allah that the hearts find?
It not, but the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction?
is not the music. Well, it is not the sex it is not the drugs. Why? Because it is a temporary release in this life.
But it is only Allah subhanaw taala in thinking about Allah in what Allah is how Allah is in only knowing where Allah is to find out, to find out all these things to know how we will meet Allah.
It is all these things that actually give us satisfaction. My brothers have you seen a person who believes in Allah and he compared this with someone who does not believe in Allah, compared to someone, for example, a scholar in Islam, compared with someone on the street, for example, a someone whose hairs all over the place, someone who's got all pins and needles and all of his body and he's got he's banging his head, he's banging his head music. And it's taking both drugs
and committing illegal sexual intercourse. Compare this person to someone who is sitting here on the front row of the mosque and crying out to the peer of Allah who
He's more satisfied from this life, who has more satisfaction,
who has more satisfaction, it is him as more satisfaction. It is him. It is this man here it is this brother, he is sitting here. And he's remembering Allah subhanaw taala my brothers and sisters in Islam, if you want satisfaction, if you want satisfaction from this life, there is only one way and that is
that is to remember
that is to take a path to Allah.
If you wish to find satisfaction in anything else,
whether it be money, whether it be music, whether it be women, whether it be drugs, they will learn, you will not find satisfaction, why?
Some people will be saying why can you join between the two? Right? What can we say? A little bit of?
Right? Rather, you're going to extreme, why don't we just say a little bit of dunya a little bit, just join me to do mix a little bit. And of course, as we grow older, Mashallah will start following Islam. And of course, you know, our desires will go less. So we'll start following who will leave the Buddha more correct.
Perhaps some of you are saying this.
But the answer to this is,
that he has not created for any of you two hearts in his body.
Allah has led me to hearts for any any human being. Do you know what this means? How many hearts do we have?
Okay, we don't need any biologists know this answer how many hearts we have?
Allah has not given us two hearts. Why is Allah saying this is obviously a current question.
So a silly person, a silly person will look at this. What is this?
One Why is this verse is indeed, important, extremely important, because a lot of
meaning whether you wish to follow Allah subhanaw taala, or you don't wish to follow, it is either the two, you can join in between the two, you can't have one heartfully Allah subhanaw taala. and wanting to hold on to the religion and other heart going away from Allah subhanaw taala and want you to follow this dunya and the western values, you can't have that you can't, you just can't, you can't mix it.
It's impossible. You can't mix the two in it's just not possible. You can't mix salt water.
Normal, Sweetwater don't mix,
that there is a barrier between them.
In the same way, my brother, my sister is you can't join between the two. You're either this side or that side. You either with a law or you're against him.
So this is why we find our brothers and sisters who are trying to mix between the two, leaving a very confused life. They don't know where they are.
La Ilaha Illa. Allah, they are not here. No.
Have you seen them when
they actually show the actions outwardly, and inwardly they do not believe. So Allah says
here and they're there.
They're not here.
You see them very confused. You see them leading a double personality, you see them bring to face
to face with Allah subhanaw taala. Pray, and they say their prayers. And they say yes, indeed, they do not mean that. But why? Because to them sometimes, sometimes, because the right music and the light drugs and the light sticks, you will see them being taken away by these by these desires. So Pamela, you can't join between the two. You can't join between two things that are so opposite, a lot close to the earth. Unless you can concentrate Can you be at
same time you can't. You can't join between the two cities either this way, or that way. It is either the Coca Cola culture or it is otherwise. It is true Once you choose which side you wish to be, who's made the choice to do it now. This is your time. Choose my brother, which side you wish to be.
You see now with so much problems that have been happening in the West. So many problems we're going through, whether it be the problems that happened in America, and problems that have been happening around the world, from the west fighting the Muslims and the Muslim some of the Muslims trying to fight with the West. You see, this is a four car.
What do I mean by this?
A dividing barrier, a criterion to divide those who wish to follow
This way, and those who wish to follow this way, which he wants to,
he was sitting amongst a group of his companions. And he was sitting in the middle and he had a stick in his hands.
And then he drew a line in the middle of the road, in the on the dirt, he drew a line, he drew a line. And then after that, he drew lines to the side.
And on the left, he drew lines.
And then he said,
This road is in front of you, is the straight path. And these other roads that you see on the side, these other lines, these are all of the paths that lead away from Allah. And on the head of each of them is a certain calling to it.
I'm calling to it.
So for example, the path of music, you either like jazz, you like pop, or you like to beat or you like rock and roll which one, the each of them is calling. Or you like drugs, which one, make it twice cocaine, heroin, which one make a choice, each of them the shape I'm calling you like, which way to make a choice, hello, all.
Calling yet the path of Allah subhanaw taala is right in front of your eyes,
in front of you.
So make a choice. Now, make a choice which path you wish to be on.
Don't come and tell me that I'm trying to join between the two is just not possible.
You will be leaving a very confused life. You can never lead a proper life. If you want to join between the two. It is either one. It is either the Western culture, or the Coca Cola culture.
My brothers and sisters in Islam, indeed this Western culture
that is being ingrained upon us, whether it be through the advertisements, whether it be through the TV, the newspapers, the billboards, whether it be through the ads, or the return of flyers, in whichever way in whichever information media you look at it.
All of this is leading to really bad effects upon this community, which the West does not want you to know which what the West does not want you to know. Yet if you just logged on to some of the statistics websites, on the internet, such as the Bureau of Statistics. If you just log down there, and amazing things away to you all Yes, amazing things, you will be going like this recording like that.
I can't believe that.
I can't believe this.
In every three seconds a woman is raped in America.
every three seconds what a woman is raped in America.
That is the that is the pinnacle of success, isn't it? This is what your sex, drugs and rock'n'roll culture has bought into.
If you want to know what the West is lost by dismissing Islam, this is what he says lost. It has lost its sanity. It has lost his chastity, it has lost this plus it has lost values. It has lost all good.
By dismissing Islam,
from their culture, they have lost a lot of hope.
And a few Muslims who have been blessed by this religion, if you wish to also lose a lot of good, the follow what they call it.
So, this is something I just couldn't forget.
In every three seconds, a woman is raped.
Now, we all have sisters, we all have mothers, we all have daughters, we all have boys.
Are you going to partake to a culture in which such things happen? Are you going to partake and follow and hold is high a culture in which such things happen? Obviously not every logical person will say
that how is it that you listen to music? How is it that you may drink alcohol? Or you take other drugs? How is it my brothers that perhaps when a beautiful woman walks past that you turn it off for example you're overtaken by the desire and the beauty of women and
if you do not want your sisters and your wives and your daughters and your mothers to end up being that one statistic in that three second gap somewhere they are the one who is ranked. Don't follow that their values
because their values, this is what is leading to them. This is the statistic that is leading
That is a direct result of
has indeed created human beings.
He did not create us, my brothers and sisters, so that we may just procreate. He did not create us for this purpose, it is such a meaningless thing, it is such a lonely thing. It is such a lonely thing. Why is it lonely? Why because it is it is not befitting of Allah subhanaw taala. To do so, it is not befitting of Allah, that it is befitting of creation, right. And therefore, this is a proof that it is such a lonely thing. It is a lonely thing. It is a lonely, basic human instinct just like eating or drinking, but it's like sleeping and rosiness this is all a lonely thing, which is depleting human beings. Yet Allah subhanaw taala has not created us for this purpose.
There is a great developers, our last speaker thus far, and that is indeed for his worship. And that is the luckiest of things. There is a lot of things.
Allah says, We have not created mankind except that they should worship me.
Except that they should worship Allah. Do you don't find this lofty,
lofty? Or do you find it likely that you should just sing and dance to the music of certain certain musicians? What is more lasting?
What is working? What is more normal in your sight? that a man
in the farthest part of the mosque is bound down to his Lord, with tears rolling down his eyes, asking Allah for refuge from the Day of Judgment, which he knows is near? What is more lofty and more noble in your sight? Have you lost shame? Have you lost?
No, you have not lost shame, because you would not be here. If you did not have shame.
that person is more normal in your site.
The one who finds satisfaction Allah subhanaw taala is more normal in our site.
The one who finds satisfaction in Allah subhanaw taala is the one who is more normal in our site.
Unless you listen to this very carefully.
I love this.
Allah says what
the question is good for
the believers are those who fear Allah if Allah is mentioned, what do they have?
here to the heart and hope.
You hear your heart trembling. Have you ever heard, have you ever felt sometimes you had to scramble, or your I teach, or your body just
it is your soul speaking to you. It is the effect of the soul When Allah subhanaw taala is mentioned in the
value in Allah, as mentioned the hearts
why because our satisfaction, our satisfaction, because this is what really is the music of your heart. This is the music of the heart.
You want to know to what your soul is. You don't want your toys playing today. It's
it's calling you to Allah.
This is the music of your heart that you should remember a lot and find rest and satisfaction.
This is the message today. And this is what you should go in. And
yes, I took the type of sex drugs and rock and roll to really bring me in Why? Because I knew that this is how the people in the West they put the title you know really grabbing titles. But really, it's about satisfaction.
It's about satisfaction. This is my message to you. If you want to find satisfaction, and this is your right, as Allah says, and as the fourth article in the Constitution of the United States and everything else says also this is your right to find satisfaction. You will not find satisfaction. Don't turn towards these distractions. These are distractions away from this life. These are distractions. Yes, the distractions, the distractions, they are distractions of the distractions. They will take you away from a lot they will take away from real satisfaction. How many people how many people know about Michael Hutchinson anyone know what Michael?
You know is
Michael Hutchinson course you don't know who he is Why? Because that person died so many years ago
yet at that time he was very popular. Yes, very, very popular. Who was he? He was one of the singers in in access one of the bands, musical bands. Okay, his name was Michael Hutchinson. And you know what happened?
You know what happened to you see he was a typical musician. Okay all full of fitna all into women, and all into drugs, and all into rock and roll. What a life he led. A star is what someone should follow. Oh, yes. What a star he was.
And you know how he died. You know, this guy.
He was sleeping with a woman
and getting drunk and taking drugs.
He struggled himself to death, and his girlfriend strangled her to death, whilst he was on top of
the imagine you in this day,
imagine you in the state,
that you are committing Zina,
and you are taking drugs, and you listen to rock and roll. This is the pinnacle satisfaction, right? And then the Angel of Death comes to
the Angel of Death comes to you. How would it be? How would it be?
What would the answer be? Will you say?
Will you be of those who say send me back
from the things that I left? Will you be?
Or will you be
one manner to ID him?
To Allah says,
Allah says listen to this, he says
as the wrongdoers are in the terror of death, the terror of death, the moments of death.
And the angels are put forward their heads.
I'm calling the soul Come out Come out, come out come out.
Today you will be given that punishment.
Because what used to say
one it is, and from the signs from signs used to turn away.
choose how you want your death to be. choose how you want to get to be. Choose whether you want to be remembered as a person who was righteous
and honorable person, a righteous person, I've got
to choose which book
you want your name to be written in. Choose which side you want your book to be given to to your left side or the right side, choose how you want to be raised on the Day of Judgment. Do you want to be raised looking with eyesight? Or do you wish to be raised without? You wish to be raised standing up
on the ground? And the angels pulling your hair? Do you wish to be raised?
Do you wish to be raised in this manner?
How do you
make a choice? This is what I'm what I'm talking about satisfaction my brothers and sisters
is what I'm talking about satisfaction in this life.
satisfaction in this life?
You see we always say there is a gender? The gentleman correct?
Yes, that is right.
Speak to journalists, yes to journalists
in this world and agenda in the next.
Yes, there's a gentleman in this world.
And he who does not enter the world will never enter the globe. What is this?
What is this gentleman that I'm talking about? It is the gentleman of satisfaction of Allah subhanaw taala it is the gentleman of knowing Allah subhanaw taala it is the satisfaction of knowing that Allah is pleased with you. This is
about my brothers if we do not end to this.
You will never enter if you don't enter the gender agree. We all agree on this. Then why are you stopping yourself from this gender? Why are you letting yourself fall into the Hellfire of this life? Don't call into the
into the gender of this life come to Allah. Allah Allah invites you. Allah invites you shake hands of invite to Allah invites you come to the agenda.
Allah once Good for you.
Unlike gives you an open invitation, my brothers and sisters come to this gentleman, except the satisfaction of Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala?
Well, indeed, you see,
there was a brother
that I know of
who Yes, he did find satisfaction by remembering Allah is there as a brother, and this is the last thing I will say.
There was a brother, I know of any sort of satisfaction by actually knowing the actual remembering.
But you see, this brother was not a Muslim.
Many, many years ago, 20 years ago, he was not a Muslim. He was a big dog. That was he was a big dog.
He was a big drug law. Big Brother that I know.
And I'm not saying
it is a truth. I'm sorry. I can't tell you his name. I'm sorry. I can't tell you his name. But it is better than I know. And I swear.
I swear I swear, I swear again, I swear again, that I know who
it is other than that, no. And he was a big gun who used to work on money as
he told me his love of money, meaning that he had millions and millions from his drug trade. Oh, yes, he had millions and millions. And he was so slick. He was so slick, that the police never caught him.
A drug lord.
He was one of the biggest people
in the city. One of the biggest people in the drug trade in the city. When you see when you have the drug trade, everything else comes correct. Everything else comes the women come as well because they want money. And when you have drugs, and money buys everything buys you alcohol by
women advise you trust and also what is valuable also buys you music. So you have every single thing. So this brother had Mashallah. Everything open to him. He used to walk on money. As he says he used to drive every single place he went to he had a car, he drives the best of cars history. And some names you told me I don't even remember.
I don't remember because I wasn't even born at that time, man.
So that was the best of the most
about if you only heard about the stories that he told me about.
If you only heard about the stories about the women, so everything, every shot, every evil, clear is the What a life, man.
It's your money and to have sex, drugs.
Music. What a beautiful dream, right? Oh, what a beautiful dream. What a beautiful dream. Yes. So you had everything
that you seen once
he left his house, and he wanted to kill someone.
This is why I'm telling you, right? Okay, so he came on his house, he came out of his house. And he was on his way to actually kill someone. And he told me something just caused my heart to change. And I was gonna turn left.
Yet, I took a right turn, I was gonna turn left. I was about to go next. But then I ended up going.
If you went left, you would have gone to the guy's house in order to kill, and he was gonna kill him and kill the children. And he's gonna kill the wife, and amazing he was gonna kill them all. I said, What did the guy do? He said, Well, he went to the ghetto. He went to the ghetto you don't want to get the ghetto is the black neighborhood. It was the is the underground you see the underground, the this other guy who went to the ghetto and said that such and such is an informer. And this is supposed to be the biggest thing that someone can do. Okay, I don't know. But this is what he told me. The biggest thing that someone can do, according to the ghetto is say something such as an
informant. Okay, so the brother when
he was gonna kill the person, but he took a right turn. It was as if he was going to go left
to go to Paradise. So he took a ride. And he said, I don't know why I did that.
And in front of him was a house of a brother that he knew a brother who had accepted Islam that he happened to know.
So he stopped his car, walked out, spoke to the brother, and the brother met him. And it told him what he was about to do, and some conversations between them. After that the brother actually gave him the foot and said, Brother take a lesson to hear really Allah subhanaw taala said to hear for this. I just had that feeling.
So he said, Well, I don't want to take it. But then he took it
out and he went and he went back to his car and he went to another city where his goal was where his goal was. So he read and on the way he was reading, and over there when he was there, he was really
open his heart. Hopefully, it was except it was not except that about seven weeks later, it was seven weeks later this man he can
To the Juma prayer, and
But you see, this was not it. Because all throughout all throughout the six weeks that he had been coming up and down, he had been having this feeling of satisfaction in his heart, this immense feeling of satisfaction from knowing
my brothers, this is a true story, this brother did not stop here, he went forward and forward, Mashallah he married, and he, and if you were to know him, and if you were to see him, and if you were to be his friend, and you would indeed be, indeed that Allah subhanaw taala so much, that Allah has given you such a righteous companion, and asked Allah subhanaw taala put him in Paris. Imagine this. Of course, it was left all of us. How difficult is it? How difficult is it?
How difficult is it to leave a beautiful woman calling you to her? How difficult is it? It is indeed so difficult. If the most beautiful woman of this world came to you and asked you to come to me just like
this like a beautiful woman.
What would you say?
He desired when she decided you would also desire her as long as you are a human being you're a man, you would end up designing.
But would you accept it? This brother had everything open for him. Yet he gave everything up. All his women, all these drugs is millions that used to work on his cars, his houses, he gave up all his contacts, he gave every single thing, every single thing, every single thing. And I say that this is true.
And I swear that this is true about every single thing in order to find the satisfaction which is true in order to find the everlasting satisfaction
of knowing Allah
subhanho wa Taala
a shadow law stuff.
if you could repeat the question again.
Okay, what is saying? How would you stop someone from listening to music? And how and would you stop him straightaway? Or overtime? Good, very good question. But if I may take one step back and ask you this question.
Is music necessarily the worst thing is doing? It may be these when something was first of all, first of all, second of all, is this person praying? That is possible even? Second of all, does he prayed?
And as he passed and do his other negatory thing, which Allah has made obligatory beforehand?
Let's say he doesn't say a person doesn't pray at the same time he also listens to music. What do you start with?
What do you start with? What is the first thing that we should start with? The first and foremost thing you start with, first of all, is
the belief that Allah thereafter the person has believed in the second most important thing that we start with is the prayer is the prayer. Yes, the prayer. So if he's not praying, we tell him to pray,
of course, in the best,
and the best of ways, using the best of examples. And in the best of ways, such as, for example, you take him along with you, such as, for example, say, hey, let's go out to the park.
So just for example, getting someone else to speak to him.
There are many different ways to actually do this. Now, let's say a person prays, but at the same time, listen to music. What do we do now? We say, my brother, your prayer is not really working.
And if I was intelligent, the what I would do is I would still tell him to pray properly. Why is that you asked me. Why? Because Allah smart Allah says that the prayer takes away from the 50 things.
The Prayer is something that takes you and keeps away from the filthy things. So it is doing prayer, and is doing completely correctly on its time. And on its true there is conditions and and the way that it's meant to be done.
That it really should be taking away from the evil things, and the disgusting things such as music. And it was only because he's not really completely doing his prayer.
That the prayer is not having an effect upon him. And therefore he's listening to music. Well, lucky if someone found peace in prayer, and someone found happiness in prayer, then you easily find that he would also leave music and he will leave everything else that is interesting and simple.
Right? So if my advice would be my dearest brother would be to advise this person to first of all, make sure he prays correct, make those praise correct. And make sure you get what I mean by correct meaning the better ways is praying. The complete sincerity is playing without any distractions is playing on
Time is playing with the people go. Victor's vacation he's playing with all all how prayer is meant to be. He is prolonging Judas prolonging his, his, his belongings, prayer, and indeed you will see by himself he will find peace, in prayer. Why? Because when his heart becomes towards Allah is no way you can turn away, indeed one of the one of the seal of the verse of the Quran that Allah says, Allah did not create for mankind to heart to heart in his body, one of the one of the theater fears even Allah has said that if a heart goes towards music than it does, if a heart has music in it, that it does not have and it has just have music in it. Correct. So therefore my brother's if it
has, then you will never have music in it. So you work on this. You work on the Salesforce and inshallah everything else will become easy and clear after that. Of course thereafter. My advice is
to give him my
time, say for example, he likes rhythm and beat up okay, I'm saying a couple of things. Like I listened to music now what I did was just before the talk actually went through different types of music, so I know what the names are okay? Listen to them. Okay? So let's say he likes rhythm and beat and rhythm and beat is as you know, as you inshallah don't know, is a guy singing with a nice voice right? with a nice big toy. Okay? Mashallah. There's so many people so many, so many disciples with such beautiful voices, such young and beautiful voices. Why don't you just take a tape that has 20 different voices in it as you give it to him and say, listen to this, which one do you like?
Let's say he picks this one. He picks that one and instead of my brother, okay, I'll give you a take the best
person to him and see how he feels. Indeed, what brought me back into the religion were brothers was the Quran was what was was me listening to a tape of a person decide to come out and cry and I could not understand why someone cried because music never made me.
Music never made me cry. never touched me so much so as to make me cry. So I did not know what was it that could make a grown man cry. What was it? It was indeed the music of the heart. It was
okay, one from the sisters
says How will I make my namaz without being distracted by worldly things? If it comes to me, it makes me forget what I'm doing was staying in my numbers.
There are many ways to increase increase to show in a salon and indeed inshallah, this will be a title of a talk inshallah, in the future, how to achieve.
It is a big topic, a vast topic, how to really push with solar, and indeed someone, Allah,
Allah, and he will not have to after his heart is at peace with Allah subhanaw taala. He has excelled and he has realization that he is praying and is worshiping Allah, as if Allah is in front of him. So if you ask me how to accouchement solar really out answer by saying you have to shoot outside of Allah as a simple answer to your question about Yahushua and Salah. My answer would be to pray as if Allah is in front of you. If a great thing is a pump is in front of you, the Queen of England comes in front of you. How would you be? strike? Okay, sure, everything's correct. You know, speak speaking Spanish, everything
in the middle has to come in the middle. You know, everything is speaking Spanish. Yeah. And, you know, hello.
This is how you speak in Spanish last month, the King of kings, not a queen, the King of kings.
In front of Allah subhanaw taala you're standing the King of Kings of monkeys, mightiest of beings. Allah subhanaw taala. How, therefore, would your state if you had this realization, this is why it's all the Anima of the self of the pious predecessors, you will see that you would see them that their face would change when they would be would be praying. Why? Because they would say do you know in front of who I'm standing
I'm sorry, I don't know which one of the women if you have led a life of sin before embracing Islam, will you be forgiving? Be Milla inshallah, because Islam removes all sins after it. Islam removes all sins after
the Christian says, Is it correct? haram to film record another living beings or events like today
might have different opinions regarding the issue of taking pictures. But the issue taking pictures
to enter into this topic of this one because it is quite a vast topic. But the issue is clearly that the law who do not do not permit to take no pictures. They say that taking pictures is like taking a making a picture of creation is like making a stool. They use the term consumer
In Arabic and surah is to make a lesson man is to make a drawing of creation because we're supposed to serve really forbade the surah at the drawing of creation of a thing that has sold what do I mean by something that has sold I mean by it for example something which human being says that it has sold in it such as for example drawing the human being or for example drawing for dinosaur yes why dinosaur because
of for example, the drawing of
Thomas the Tank Engine because sintomas tank engine yeah Thomas the Tank Engine, why because it has a face and why does what's what's the purpose of giving you the face you'd like to see like, like saying this stack engine has a soul is not an inanimate object, it's an animate object, why because it has it has a face. So, this is like saying has a soul. So, drawing a Thomas the Tank Engine with your pictures and your hands will not be permissible at the same time as well drawing birds
because it has sold for example, drawing animals would not be permissible as well. However, things which are in elements such as for example, drying this mosque, just for example, drawing you know, my clothes, for example, without mean if for example, drawing you know the heavens of the earth, for example, you know, making a drawing of the sunset, for example, drawing of the of the moon, for example, drawing of the mountains, all these are permissible in Sharla and there is a small colorful cinema, but this is Chef, a colorful chef. So, this is permissible, what I just mentioned to you this inanimate object is permissible as the animate objects and those things which have sold in it,
then drawing them is not permissible. So, do we say that the photograph also takes the form of of drawings, this is where the left is divided between permitting, permitting it or not permitting it or,
also say that the hakomi also depend upon the reason for which,
for which the photograph is taken, if the photograph is taken for the purpose of glorification, like, for example, a big shakers commercial, you want to take a picture, so you want to hang it up and say Marshal, a big chair, and, you know, worship the chef or something, obviously,
correct. Or, for example, let's say you're taking a picture, because your your father's going away, because he knows, he's going away for you know, 10 years. And so you just want to keep a picture of for example, your your brother's army, and he's going away, you don't know if he's going to go live or not. So you take a picture of him, right, and you want to keep the picture, this is not allowed, why because you will be looking at the picture and even going Oh, how I love my brother, or what, you know, even looking at the picture is almost like a better and making tab into the picture. So this is something that's not allowed. On the other hand, for example, maybe taking a video, which is
a little bit different, again, making a video of an Islamic lesson of an Islamic lesson, right? In which For example, to make videos and then give it to the people and perhaps they will be lying, perhaps Allah will enter into the house. So all of this therefore would be this would therefore be permissible. So therefore, we say that really, the way that I prefer is that photographs, and video, they're all dependent upon the reason for what it is taking.
Okay, region for the reason for which, for which it is taken, of course, we're talking about the animate objects. Now the inanimate objects, if you're taking a video or a picture of the of the horizon, sunlight, that's absolutely fine. There's absolutely no problem with it. Right? Because if you're making traveling or if you're making modifications, if you're making glorification of the creation of Allah subhanaw taala, which is fine, because then you will make a version of Allah through it, but if you're making a picture of a human being, then of course, I prefer the thing that is dependent upon the reason for which it is taken. So, therefore, it is, it is taken for the reason
a photograph for a passport or driver's license, that I that I see that it is permissible for you to get your photograph. And if it is taken for the if it is taken for the purpose of teaching, education, for example, anatomy, brothers and sisters who have to study MBBS you know medicine and they have to draw the human body for example,
many even fatawa that is permissible. For example, you need to teach children you know, children, children books, in the light is permissible inshallah. However, if you wish to stay away from it, and this is better, you wish to stay away from it, you know, it is better, because he protects his says away from those matters, because it is still a little bit doubtful. All agreed on the status still doubtful if you stay away from a particular religion.
What do you mean when you say achieving gentlemen in this life? Yeah, what do I mean by saying that to achieve gentlemen, despite having to achieve inner peace, when you love peace, it doesn't matter, that you might be having pain outside. When you see someone is in peace. It doesn't matter. You see, there was an island. There was an island by the name of this island. You see, he was a great,
a great Island, you see a greater Island and he was known to be a great worship of Allah subhanaw taala. But but once he gave a whole court a ruling, which the ruler did not like, which the ruler did not like
The Muslim rule that occurred in that in about, what, six centuries ago, not like that. So what did he do? He wanted to either kill him or throw him out or put it in prison. So his students came to him and they're crying. They're crying, listen to this very important. They came to crimes they also they are gonna kill you, or do this to do that to you. So he smiled at them. What do you do you quiet, smiled, and said, What will they do to me? What will they do to me? If they banished me that that is a vacated for me.
If they vanish, vanish, it's indicating to me. It's much better for me. To put me in prison than that is being having solitude with a loss of being alone with a loss.
You can't defeat such a man. This is the agenda, look at the agenda in this life that he's leading.
You understand what I'm talking about now? It is the satisfaction of the heart, the total satisfaction of the heart about Allah subhanaw taala.
This is what I'm talking about.
Can you please mention one of the two blessings about the Firstly, leaving the living in fear to grow, but the beauty of each other this is a major issue with a
has wanted for us the best of manners, best of etiquette.
And indeed the best of etiquette for human being is to be a complete satisfaction with his outer self.
All with his outer self.
So it is one upon the etiquettes of a human being or satisfaction human beings actually have long nails. Have you seen anyone love nails? I've seen someone with you know, having a long nail You see, there was a woman in the Guinness Book of World Records. She had a huge nails right there, we're going spirals and spirals.
Stretch out to
the Guinness Book of World Records was a long time ago, 20 years ago, perhaps now who knows longer? Yes.
Right. Right. Is this from the etiquettes of a human being to have strong nails? Well, no. Why? Because you see this lady, I remember seeing her to go to the market, and she's from England, and she would go to the market and the nails were so big. Should we go into the market like this? I should be taking back like that people were looking at her. Is this etiquettes of human being? Obviously not? What about the hair? Is it ethical? Let it go so much that it's as long as a wedding gown. Now it's not not for ethics, is it? Neither is it from the etiquettes to let your hair grow under your armpits, or a pubic region. Why? Because it is ugly, everyone agrees on that. We all
agree that it just gives you that smell in the arms and give you know that that smell anywhere else. Right? So it is not the etiquette in the same way to meet the needs of human beings.
Have you ever seen from the people of the past? Or the people of the past? You ever seen someone in any pictures? You've seen pictures? And you've seen pictures of each other? The Christians have drawn a picture that again.
I have never seen a picture without a beard. Are you telling me what what the Christians like? Therefore, shave the beard.
This is going against their own teachings isn't it? They're all you know, prophet of God as they as they call him. And he has a beard. How come they don't have a beard? So how ugly are these? It's not It's not nice, but it's not manly. Men will light his money until I remember reading some of the pious predecessors. Some of them you know, some of them will not be able to grow beards right? There'll be very little because they will come bukata for example, or other places.
They don't have mosquitoes
and they would say Oh how I wish I could buy a beer with 1000
people wrote poems like that, you know this amazing the accurate ones how are we could buy a
beer and we Mashallah we have big beers Mashallah we from you know, Pakistan and Bangladesh and India, Mashallah. We have strong hormones now Viet go strong, and we don't even want to hear. How is that possible? It is from the etiquettes, my brothers, my brothers from the etiquettes from the beauty of the human being, it is from the nobleness of the human being to have a beard, how righteous is a person look with a beard? How much does it look how honorable we look? How honorable and if he loses the beard, my brother, he there is no difference between him and the person on the street to try and have a beard. I know it's difficult.
But this is what will separate you and make your life easier for you to give all this other life, the life of the women and the flashy life, lots of music, and then come to the real life. The beard really Yes.
Because when I kept the view and about a couple of years ago when I kept the beard
my whole life changed a whole lot
that's what the job just like the beard is to the man. So is that the job to the woman? So is the job to the woman and the job
is not just a job you know the nice thing you put on the head like this license beautiful, no, it is a complete way of life. It is a complete way of life and I emphasize it again. hijab is not just you know, just covering yourself covering your head Mashallah looking nice and beautiful. It is a concrete way of life. It is that you should stay away from men it is that you should avoid mixing with men it is that you should make sure you stay away from those men who are not one who is not permissible for you to see this is a completely job What is the use of a woman who is Mashallah covering up nicely with even covering your face and covering hands and even coming a little bit you
know, underneath a toe if she's covering every single thing yet Mashallah, she's you know,
she's going on and there is absolutely no need for that. What is the use?
No, my brothers, my dear sister, my respective sister, you are a normal woman, you're a normal woman and allows maybe another woman, your job is a whole way of life. This is what Allah has decreed for you. Okay, brother says brother, can you give advice as to how to warn others from such since then, etc, especially someone who is not a practicing Muslim? How do you want someone
who is making who is committing Zina? How do you advise them? Or let's say not quitting Xena, let's say, you know, going up. Okay. Perhaps not even reaching to that level of Zim, or going on how do you advise?
My brother there wasn't there was one way that I used to advise people that always work with me.
It's sickening, you see, it is as sickening as the D that he's doing.
Okay, it is as sickening as a D that he's doing.
You see, what do you do is you remind him of his mother, a sister and a daughter and of his wife. And what if someone was doing Zina with them? And you didn't know?
How would you feel? And you see, Allah Allah has given us this consciousness in our in our heart, this Lila in our heart, we cannot tolerate that a person making the agenda but he will never never have this in his heart that his mother or his daughter or his wife, or his sister will ever come in. So when you advise them with this, and you say my brother, how
are they were actually how would it be? And you find
enveloped in shame you see are full of shame is based
on money full of shame. Why? Because no one can handle this. What about his little documents? His little daughter is about 12 years old 1314 little daughters. So what about you your little daughters? What if someone's committing Zina? How would you feel and you want to commit Zina? Obviously, this is the best way that I have found all this works. Now the way it works is always to say this woman that you committed dinner with, do you want her to be the mother of your child? Do you want her to raise the children and what is your wife the next day that you go next day that you leave out of the house and take a trip to another another city gone for two days that she'll be
committing Zina with the next man next door.
Yeah, what's stopping? She's committing Zina with you. What stop total company's not another man. Nothing stops.
So if you talk to them in this manner, it is I know it is sickening and disgusting. But you know, I've always found that this is some
methodology that always works with them, always works with them. Because the advice is as sickening as the sin itself. You see, sometimes we have different sorts of dirt in our hands, right? Sometimes we just go like this, and the dirt goes off sometimes goes to blow. Blow harder. Sometimes we have to rub our hands. Sometimes we have to move it very hard. You know, dirt is a different pet sometimes with you. So sometimes when you rub so hard, it causes friction, right? And it hurts people It hurts the hand, doesn't it? suck his advice. advice is such sometimes you could give us a small blow and we'll go and then sometimes the dirt is so hard. The scene is so strong
and causes friction. And even if the cars move the heat, that's fine, because that is what that requires.
we'll try and hurry up. What can we do to stay on the right path and not succumb to our
not although whisperings of
some practical tips would be appreciated the practical steps
To stay on the right path or not to come to our whisperings of the straight line is basically a talk I just gave a couple of hours ago.
Okay. I don't want to repeat the talk. But a summarization of the talk is as follows. The first of all,
first of all, you should have patience, patience upon the altar of Allah patience upon the guidance of Allah patience upon the fact that the action of a valid is doing. So for example, you might be going out on the streets, or be working and women, aluminium music apart, so you close your ears, and close your eyes.
Yes, this is what is required. This is what
is required. But sometimes it gets so bad that it's going gets really tough. It's really tough. I know, I've been one a few.
A few I know, the going gets really tough, really tough, man. It's very tough. So what do you do the first and most important thing is patience. Patience and patience, have patience. Just sit down, have a drink of water and neglect Allah, Allah, Allah.
secret future, give me some give me some. Then after that, you say,
give me a reward the reward? Why? Because when you ask, Allah makes your heart feel good. Why because you're not going to this difficulty just like that, you're going to get something in return for it. So when you remind yourself that you are going to be rewarded for what you're going through.
When you do one yourself, you feel stronger.
And you feel more able to take it on. Right? So have patience,
these are two really important things is these two things you can remember when the going gets tough, it's not for you.
And not for you. Right? Have patience. And what?
Okay, how do we know when we are excessive with materialism? It's very clear, very clear. Look at the people around you. What do they say?
What are the people say?
You know, he's buying this and that so much. Look at look at society look at
every slide he has a normal, and anyone who goes above the society, then it's no and anyone who goes below the society that it's known. You see, the norm among society is taken into account in issues of issues of Islam. So look at the norm. It's like what is the normal society Okay, 1500 pounds that says normal society. A person lives in such a house with two rooms in such an area.
He drives such a car, he has normally one or two car. The normal society in this place is different from a normal society in Pakistan is different from the normal society in Australia is different from normal society in Africa. So the normal side you look at it and then you see are you going above it? Are you going below if the normal society you're going above it?
Then you know you're going excessive materialism. If you're agreeing to the normal society, the Instagram it is acceptable materialism but you try and decrease that so that you are below the normal society, materialism, I'm staying in materialism, so that you may need to think about the
next question was, when is Jihad
the Muslims? permissible?
fine by the age of MBAs and lofty qualifications, where everyone sees university degrees is the key to success and education. Can you clarify for us to have these two last names? Search for knowledge even in China? Which knowledge would we have would have priority? First of all the Hadith that says search for knowledge in China is
not is not authentic, it is fabricated, okay. It's not is fabricated that he never said it. Never said this, okay. We hear this in the tongues of many people. But the professor's have never said this. And the caddy but by way of knowing, vast majority, in fact, all of them
no matter whether it be
fabricated. Searching for knowledge in China is fabricated. However, of course, the other have the same knowledge. So the brother is asking which knowledge has priority, which is the knowledge that has priority, the knowledge that has priority or rather, is that knowledge which is very clearly the thing that will increase your level in the next life, and everyone knows what the knowledge is the knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala the knowledge of his names and attributes the knowledge of
of office office profits are set on the knowledge of what he has left us with the knowledge of Islam. And what Islam requires us through this is the knowledge that has priority. Why? Because when you are in the grave, they will not ask you are you an engineer? Okay, which type your civil engineer or mechanic make mechanical? Which one? Or is it? No, no, they won't ask you. The second question is not going to be with nothing engineer. I'm sorry. The question is are all going to be? Who's your Lord? Who's your profit? And what is the religion? These are the questions of others? These are the questions. Are you prepared for these questions? You're not? You must be tough.
You must prepare for these questions. So therefore, the knowledge that will lead you out to give you the right answers for this question, is truly
nobody's religion, and will lie when you stop sitting with this religion. You will find this great satisfaction and peace to be asked Allah, Allah to share it with your
next question. There's many things I find over here in Birmingham and it is harder. In
London, the mosques are packed up with brothers which is nice button down prayers, there is hardly a complete course. Why would this happen when all of us are still coming?
I don't understand the question.
Okay, yeah, the brothers asking why everyone comes. And everything else no one comes to see because Islam is a habit.
Islam has become like a habit for us.
It's a culture. It's a culture thing, human culture. Here, the Jews go to the synagogues of the day. And the Christians go to the churches, right? Good Christians go to the churches. On Sunday. The Muslims also go to their mosque on Fridays. Why are you asking this question? Well, that's simple.
That's why they come to this why they come on in Juba. Have they know the Great War and salah and playing in congregation that you pray the dawn prayer, the agenda of the whole life of praying is written for you. It is as if you prayed the whole night. If they only knew what what was? The answer is in plain congregation, the night prayer that has denied the claim is written for you. If you only knew what the agenda praying, the first rule is, is that if you even knew that, you would crawl on the ice.
It was all full of eyes, the whole lot to the mosque was full of us need to call on it. You'd still you'd still pray. And if you knew that, as you're in praying the first drop in if you had to put in balance you still put in balance. And it's the only knew.
But the Muslims don't know.
This is why they don't come to the dome.
By the way,
once I was on the plane and traveling,
and there was a Jewish rabbi who was next to me by chance,
okay, not by chance, not by chance, you know, he happened to be there. So I sat next to him. Okay, you know, the seats were three there was no one next to you. So I sat next to him and he said