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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salam aleikum, which is a greeting a peace, peace piante Welcome to another episode of the deen Show. Today we're going to be discussing Islam and global warming, something that is affecting us all the environment. We want to know a little bit about what Islam has to say about this issue and how, with the last and final messengers sent to mankind, the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, how would he solve this issue of global warming? So our next guests who we're going to bring out, it's not Dr. Phil, this is Dr. Mohammed medu. To help us former professor from the john hopkins university.
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Why did that maybe? Maybe it's just to break the ice. Salaam Alaikum.
How are you playing humble about you? fellas, now we're here to discuss this issue of global warming. Tell us how would the last and final messenger first before we go there? Tell us a little bit. What does this mean for the layman? Who hears this term? But he's not quite familiar. What does this mean global warming talk to us? Yeah, global warming. It's very simple. The word global and the word warming, which if you combine them together, it becomes that the increase of the average temperature around the globe because of air pollution because of carbon dioxide, and other elements in because of the global warming. There is a lot of changes in the environment, that a lot of
changes in the weather. And if you keep tracking the weather in the last few years, because it began almost 60 years ago, and it still continues there is a change in the weather. For example, in January, we expect to see very severe weather in some areas in the world. But nowadays you are sometimes they are war and the weather is there is warm or changing. So this change mix everything upside down. Yeah, because of that. Now there is a leader, there is a man, a teacher who was set, just like God Almighty, the creator, he's the guy he sent these messengers to teach us how to live on this earth. Now tell us the last in front of messengers sent him a kind of Prophet Muhammad peace
be upon them? How would he solve this issue that we're having talked to us, please? Thank you. First of all, before I elaborate on the prophets, Allah, Selim and his role in solving these global problems in the world, I would love to remind people that Islam is not just a religion, Islam is a way of life. So from this, you can understand that it addresses everything. There is a solution for every problem that happens, there is a way that we can handle and we can live with whatever changes that are happening in the world, our role that we can do in order to solve these problems. Almost every aspect of life is addressed in Islam, under Islam as Islam as a way of life, nothing's been
left out nothing, otherwise there will be something wrong with the religion. Yeah, that makes sense. Because Allah subhanaw taala created the religion for people sent a manual to them, to guide them how to behave and what to do in order to protect the place that they live in, how to deal with the neighbors, how to deal with neighboring countries, how to deal with the weather, how to deal with the environmental changes and everything, because it's a way of life Otherwise, there would be something missing in the religion, which is impossible in the religion of Islam, because it's the final religion that Allah subhanaw taala sent to all mankind to protect them and to preserve them.
So you can understand that Islam provides services for all human beings, even if they are not Muslims, they still can deal with these problems in the Islamic way. And by themselves, they will see the effect of using this Islamic techniques in their life. Let me go back to the leader of the leaders that you mentioned the word prophet and messenger Muhammad peace be upon him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he dealt with these issues. Of course, we wouldn't say that he was a superman dealing with these issues from his perspective. Rather, he was dealing from these issues from a divine perspective from a devil.
Message From Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala that was brought to him by jabril. So he was teaching people because of the message that he got from Almighty Allah. And this message, of course, is the final message. So it's very comprehensive. Let me tell you that. Try to imagine that the person who was living
1400 years ago
in the desert of Makkah in the desert of Arabia, was thinking of something that is considered one of the solutions for global warming. One of the causes of global warming is that the green areas of the land is cut off, which led to a change in the weather. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
this long time 1400 years ago, was teaching people how to increase the green lands, not just in Arabia almost everywhere, and he was keen to change this land, the desert into a green land. So this is one of his not just dreams, but he was one of his teachings to all the Muslims in one of his famous statements, or Hadith that he taught the Muslims he said that namun Muslim, he has rouser on a we already saw Carson
kuruman who inshallah, I will tell you,
the Hema Illa cannot Laos, Allah, let me just give you a brief translation of this, not a single Muslim, who would plant a tree or a bush or mix any cultivation. And this leads to a human being eat from it, or a bird eats from it, or an animal ate from it. And less This was considered a blessing and a reward and a charitable act for him. So now you see the the genius of the prophets, Allah Salah here, he linked a worldly life thing issue that benefits us in life. But at the same time, it's connected with literally life, it's connected with the reward that a Muslim would take because of that. So not only Muslims should do services to humans in this earth, but at the same time, if
they do that, of course, they get some benefits in the world, but at the same time, they get the reward from Almighty Allah.
You can see from this statement as well, the profits or loss that only talked about the benefit to humans, but also to birds and animals as well. So this grid religion does not only address issues that are related to human beings, but even animal so it does tell you that Islam, and it does tell you that Mohammed Salah logic itself, cares about humans, cares about animals cares about a complete, balanced,
complete package, that you either take it out, it covers everything in life. Amazing. Just try to imagine a person in the desert, who is thinking of that, how important the earth to be green. This is just one of the details of the proofs of many, many proofs have gone to lose a deed a messenger from the Creator. Absolutely This is saying that is a messenger of creator. And this is a magic from Almighty Allah is to keep the earth green. Of course, Allah subhanaw taala can make it green in a moment or in a second. But Allah subhanaw taala wants human beings to work to do an Act to make an effort in this life otherwise they would be lazy waiting and watching and but Allah subhanaw taala
wants people to do something and he would reward them for that thing. Again, when you look at this hadith
from many perspectives, you can see how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
although he I would say that he never went to a Greenland like like some parts of the USA or Europe or other countries that were green. He would most of his life was in Arabia and the desert of Arabia sometimes with palm trees very little green thing but he's so the importance of this thing in their life in the life of the Muslim because it has lot even even the color the green color itself. It has a psychological impact on the hearts of human beings.
Shake we're gonna This is very exciting. And the ears are glued to the screen. I think people are very excited. We have to take a break. We're going to be right back to cover continue covering this topic. You don't want to go nowhere.
Please be on T Welcome back to the D show. We're here with Dr. Mohammed mcdu. Yes, how are you? Fine, so I'll make logical selling well, you've written a lot of books also. We're not gonna be we're gonna be talking a little bit about those author of 10 different books. john hopkins, your former professor john hopkins University's How long have you just tell us briefly how
long have you really been indulging all your time and effort into this wonderful way of life, Islam, and teaching the people.
I think as a Muslim, born in a Muslim family, that I've been enjoying this great religion since since I was born. Yes, since I found that my parents selected a good name, for me a name that I am proud of a name that relates me to the great messenger of this religion, how much aloha to sell them, seeing my parents, my family, my parents, and my brothers and sisters, practicing Islam when I was young, I got used to that. And they used to have more beauty every day, because they trained me too fast in the beginning, early ages, and they trained me and they coached me to make a lot, and to enjoy all the beautiful aspects of this great religion. And I am proud to be Muslim, and I thank
Allah Spano, Tyler, who gave us who gave me this blessing to be born as a Muslim. And to keep doing that, and hamdulillah because of my relationship with scholars and seeking knowledge. And every day, I would discover something about this great religion. For example, the personality of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam himself. It's unlike all other leaders of the world, the more you dig into, dig deep into the personality of the prophet SAW Selim, the more you find the pearls and the treasure is in it. Unlike other people, when they have relationship with you for a long time, the more I know you, the more I discover some of your weaknesses. It's a natural thing because we are human. Here's
the opposite. Here's the opposite picture totally. When you deal with the prophet SAW Selim everyday you see one of his statements, one of his, how he treated the Jews, how he treated the Christians. And he welcome the Christians in his Masjid. And yet, there are many beautiful things that everyday you say, Oh, this is a great man. But after some time, when you read something else about him in his biography, you find that he is far greater than the image that you use to have a deeper and deeper No, absolutely. It's an ocean of knowledge, and beautiful aspects. And this is my message to everybody. I want you to spend some time reading about this map. And you will definitely come up
with the conclusion that he is the leader of the leaders are the best human beings, not just alone, because Allah subhanho wa Taala selected him because of these qualities, but because really in practice, you would find no other leader have come up even close to his level or caliber. Yeah. So before we went to a break, you were making some good points. Can you elaborate on these, he has claimed back to the issue of making the land green, you find you understand from this statement of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that he tried to make it a job, or a mission, or a task for every individual, for example, other leaders would think of why shouldn't we have a Department of
Agriculture or a Ministry of Agriculture? Others would say that why shouldn't we make some organizations that take care of that, which are very beautiful things. But the Prophet sallallahu Sallam wanted to handle it from the root from the infrastructure. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam wanted to embed this to cultivate this approach in the heart of every Muslim and Muslim. And every human being as well, if this can be done by Muslims definitely can be done by non Muslims as well. So who wanted to address the issue on an individual level, because an individual not only and it is not a task that can be done once and forever? And that's it? No, it's an ongoing process. Every time
you do cultivation, or you plant something, you are rewarded by Almighty Allah. And this means that you want to increase this as much as possible.
There is one element to it, I want you to imagine that okay,
people in Arabia or deserts or if you do that, they do that. And he would use water, a lot of water, definitely to make plantation. And this is again, an invitation for people to make research, how to save water, right? In cultivation. And now we have many examples that we cultivate by drops of water coming from some tubes. There are many ways of that and here's the embedded message that we can make research in that. Not only that, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, in one of his statement, very famous statement, he's asking the Muslims to save water as much as possible. Look at this example the example of salad. In order to perform this a lot the Muslims do, they will do the cleaning, they
clean themselves, the cleanliness
Before Scylla, five times a day, if needed, and sometimes it may be less, because you can combine two prayers together or you can keep your widow. So the prophets Allah wa sallam given example, you can make your widow, this cleaning by this amount of water, which is almost a water that fills this cup. Yeah, just try to imagine that how much is saving nowadays, if people don't know this rule, and this advice of the prophets, Allah, Allah, the waste a lot of water. And this again, we consider it against the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam because water is needed everywhere. If it is not needed in this area, it may be needed another area, but people on the world. And I think that a
lot of scholars talking about that, perhaps the coming wars, I hope this doesn't, wouldn't be the case, that the coming wars would be because of the scarcity of water, things that we don't think about and appreciate us conserve these things. Yeah, try to imagine the person who's talking about these issues, is a person who lived 1400 years ago. But the message message here is still vivid, still vibrant, they still be beneficial for all human beings, and a technique that can be used by every human being anywhere in the world. That just, we need to have a think that we need to have some classes in the secondary school, if not elementary school, how to teach our kids to have this
spirit and this love and this passion for the green, train them and coach them to plant and to cultivate even little things. And I think by doing this, we will increase the amount of oxygen and we hope that the whole picture would change and this global warming would be positively inshallah, going to the right way of solving this problem. Tell us you have not only Muslims, talking about this mighty man that lived but there are many quotes. And I heard you mentioned one, by a famous historian orator that you know Muhammad peace be upon him last semester said to mankind, he would solve these issues that we're having today by drinking a cup of coffee. Yeah, one of the one of the
many people who talked about
positively about Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem and, and the reason that they were positive, they were not biased when they read the biography of the Prophet. They didn't have anything in the background. Rather, they wanted to
be fair to a person when you read a biography of a person, without any biases, you would come up to the right conclusions. One of them was Bernard Shaw, and I'm quite sure that is known to many viewers. That one of his statement, he said that I have known this man quite well. And I've read his biography. And I'm quite sure had he been alive nowadays, he would have solved the problems of the world while he is drinking a cup of tea. Amazing, an amazing statement, very statement, that even less than the level and the caliber of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but it really shows that a man with this caliber is not just a poor man, he is not. But this is instructed by Almighty Allah. And
the Prophet himself was so humble to not to attribute all these great things to himself. Rather, he would attribute it to Almighty Allah who would say that it was given to me. I was taught by Almighty Allah to do this and this. So we talked about Dr. Mandela, we talked about planting the seeds. We've talked about making the earth more green. We talked about preserving water, tell us some more things that the last and final messengers sent to mankind the problem on PSP eponymous structure and gave advice for us to do there's a lot to But anyway, I will talk about two issues here. One issue is that not only the prophets lie, Selim was proactive and giving some initiative and some advice and
tips for people to make the earth green, but also even a times of war. The Prophet sallallahu ala Muhammad peace be upon him, he instructed his people and his followers, even at the time of war, there is no excuse for anyone to cut a tree or to burn a green air area, or to attack a Muslim or non Muslim woman or an a child or an old man, even a time of war. And if you just compare this approach with the approach of the leaders at time of wars, when they use all these destructive weapons that kill without seeing that killed old and the young and the innocent and the combat, the only one from the polemic perspective is to be fought is the combating army. Yeah, but not anyone
else. Even the
Land green, there is no excuse you for burning them. And you can see and you can compare, compare that with what happened in World War One or World War Two, or any other world that this was the approach of the prophets Allah seller in a time that you can need to can make a strategic decision to save your army or your people you're not allowed to attack the earth or burn the Greenland. Look at this is his step his advice to people and wonderful Harris. And scholars elaborate on it said that if the our meaning the Day of Judgment, the Day of Resurrection that happens, and this is an unshakable belief among the Muslim, that if it's going to happen, and if you have a bush in your
hand, and you are about to plant it, and the hour started, and the earthquake is continuing, and you know that everybody is gonna die, if you can plant it, before you stand up, do that. If you can plant it before you die, do it. It's an amazing thing. The prophets, Allah xlm knows that the people are going to die, and the person knows that he's going to die. However, he wants to make the earth green. He wants to be positive in every aspect of life. And these are some examples of his steps that would not only benefit human beings, but benefit others, as we said that animals and insects and all these creatures that are left pelota, Allah created. This is truly amazing. This is
something that any sincere person who's coming at this with an open mind and open heart. Yeah. And he looks at we can go on and on with all the different top scientific facts and this proof and that proof, but even this detail that you discuss with preserving the environment that we live in protecting not only human beings, animals, but even the earth. This is astonishing. This is amazing. Yeah. And anyone to think, in this direction, this was done and said 1400 years ago, not 100 years ago, down 1400 years ago, by a man living in the desert. Absolutely. There wasn't much green there was it? Yeah. Yeah. So tell us now, if you can leave us with something that will really especially
for those who are looking who are not Muslim yet, but they like this way of life from what they're seeing that it's about worshiping one God, just him, not his creation. They like all the different things that they're starting to learn about the last and final messenger sent to mankind. What advice do you have for them? Now they're hearing this and they're like, wow, this is you know, something, also another detail to it? What advice do you have for those people so they can take that step forward? And do what all the messengers of God did submit to the one God.
First of all, a person would be open minded. Yeah. And would be sincere with himself that he is looking for the truth, with open minded with open heart and he would start making the search. And if a person can begin with looking into the biography of the Prophet Muhammad, Salah, Salah, or reading directly from the Holy Quran, let me just tell you how fair this book is the book, the final message that was sent with Muhammad peace be upon him, that the only chapter that has a name of a woman, this name of a woman is Mary, the mother of Jesus Peace be Amara, it's not the mother of the Prophet Mohammed. It's not the wife of the Prophet Muhammad. It's not the daughter of the prophets of
Mohammed. Rather, it is the mother of Jesus peace be upon a whole chapter, one of the biggest and longest chapters in the Quran is about Mary. And I asked everybody to go to the Quran, and read that and see how rare this book is to marry the mother of Jesus peace be upon him. We're gonna take a break, and we'll be right back on the deen show.
so little time on some of these wonderful talking and we're having I'm sure as many we're just enjoying listening to you and tell us your closing comments. And you've written about 10 books, tell us a little bit where people can go to get some of your books and to see a little bit more of your lectures. And thank you. One way is to access the internet under Islam from A to Z that comes slam from A to z.com this is an easy way to access to have an access to my books and to my works. And I welcome any comments from the people and you will find there my email, which is mamdouh 2000 at hotmail.com. People can also see you on piece TV. Absolutely. Yeah. Okay. Thank you very much. We
look forward to seeing you back here on the
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