Channel: Tim Humble
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen
wa Salatu was Salam ala Abdullah he was a Saudi he never you know, Muhammad will either early he will be a Jemaine and Medina.
So first of all, I would like to praise Allah subhanho wa Taala I would like to ask Allah to exalt the mentioned Grant peace to our messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala early he was so happy he was sent them. And I would like to say desert come Allah. Hi, Ron, to all of you. I know that it is early for you guys as it relates to the usual tiny habits of the people here on a Sunday. And it is a little early. But insha Allah Who Tada we have a very, very important important topic.
The topic we're talking about today is about the problems of the youth.
And the solutions which Islam presents to those problems. Be it nila, Hey Tyler.
I wanted to start with some of the Hadith which relate to the topic of youth.
And the first one which comes to mind is a Hadith narrated by Al Bukhari, who are Muslim.
The Hadith of the noble companion at Viharaya Radi Allahu Akbar Rahmani Musa hurry. I don't see
that he said
that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, sabar to your Lilu whom Allah Who feels idli he yo Malavika in love with
there are seven groups of people. Allah will shade them under his throne, on a day when there is no shade except his.
And one of those seven groups, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said worshop Venetia, Fei a bad at europei
a young person who grew up worshipping his Lord,
have you ever reflected why that person deserves to be shaded by Allah on the day when there is no shade except his shade? Have you ever thought why I mean, some of these names in the other seven, you know, you have an Imam, a ruler who is just you have a man who is
encouraged to commit immorality with a woman of beauty and status and he says, I fear Allah, these are big things, right? Huge things. Why do we include in here or why is it included in here? Why Shab Venetia theory about that europei the scholars they say, because this time of Shut up the time of being a young person. It is a time where your desires are the strongest.
Your shallot your desire to do Haram is very, very strong. That's why it's not unusual to see an old man who worships Allah. May Allah azza wa jal bless them and may Allah increase their age. And may Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to benefit from their wisdom, but it's not surprising, right? Like you're stuck up. Does anyone find it strange to find an old man who is worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala who is sitting in the masjid who is reading the Quran? We don't find it strange, because many people as they get older, they realize the reality of life and their desires for haram decrease. And so they they turned to worshipping Allah azza wa jal. But it is unusual to see a young
person in the, in the, you know, the, the, the core of their youth, the days of their youth, turn away from all the Haram that people are doing all of the shahada that people are following all of the evil and to turn away and dedicate their life to worshipping Allah. This is something which is strange.
And we know that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said better in Islam, oh, God, Eva was say, Oh, do Gary Ben cannot fall to ballyhoura Islam began as something strange, and Islam will go back to being something strange. So paradise is for the strangers. And that's why here the emphasis is on a young person who has every haram in front of them every opportunity to do something wrong. Their friends are telling them to go out and do something wrong. Even their society might be tolerant or you're only young. You're just young. Don't worry about it. Don't y'all you're young yet make your mistakes. Now, inshallah you'll make Hajj, you'll make
Over, like the people say, when you become a Haji, then you can become Muslim you can become upright in the religion. But Islam calls the young people to grow up. Nasha is very bad at Europa. He not that he started worshipping his Lord one day Nasha he spent his life he was raised by his parents. He spent the time of his youth and his strength and he spent it in a battle of Allah subhanaw taala in the worship of Allah azza wa jal. That is ultimately what we want from our young people. And we know that the time of youth is a time that you will be questioned about
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the hadith of Abdullah bin Miss wrote
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the famous one is until they asked about five things
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the span of two feet of a person will not move on the day of judgment until they are asked about five things.
They asked about their life. What did they spend their life doing?
And they asked about their Shabbat. If one thing I want you to think about this, did you never think about this hadith? Isn't it strange? You just asked about your life? And then you asked about your youth? But isn't your youth a part of your life? So look here, Allah subhanaw taala specifies this question
of her Sahaja Hillforts Rahman Al Erma, he specifically asked you about this time of your life, he asked you about your whole life. And then again, he asks you, This Was Your Life. Now tell me about your use. What did you do when you were young?
Well, I'm sure that he he female,
and about your wealth, how did you earn it? And what did you spend it on? And what did you act upon what you know, and my brothers, I just want to highlight this, because many people miss this point completely.
They see that the key to success in Islam is knowledge. And in all honesty, that's not the correct answer. Anyway, we didn't get the full answer. The key is knowledge that is followed by action, not knowledge by itself, knowledge that is followed by action. Allah doesn't ask how many books you read. He doesn't ask what you memorized. He asks the things you knew, what did you do with it?
What did you act upon?
What amela femur and the things you knew about? What did you do with those things? What did you act upon with those things?
So if we know this is something that we are going to be asked about.
We know that it is
something that Allah subhanaw taala is not going to leave. And we know that Allah azza wa jal is going to specify that time of our life, he's going to ask us about our whole life while I'm angry, he femur Esna all your life, what did you do? And then specifically, what about the time when you were young? What did you do when you were young?
And that is because of the importance of that period of time.
What about the hadith of Abdullah being at best, or at the Allahu Anhu rumor that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to a man, well who are your idol while he was admonishing him? Il 10 him handsome couple of humps take advantage of five things before five things.
He said Shabba cobbler How ironic. Subhanallah the first thing he said, he said to this man.
Take advantage of five things before five things. Shebaa koggala Hara MC. Take advantage of your youth before you become old.
Your youth is a time when you have energy, you have strength, you have health in general. It's a time you can use it and you can read
really take advantage of worshipping Allah in that time. But in reality, what happens when you become older, it's a little harder.
You can't stand as long in prayer. You can't stay awake as long at night. I'm amazed. Well, I don't consider myself to be particularly old but Wallahi when I have noticed my ability to stay awake at night, the closer I get to 40 though, the shorter it becomes, and I only imagined that it will get shorter.
And he when I was young, I remember the days when I could do an all nighter with no problem and the next day, I'm fine.
Not to say that all nighter was all a bad we wish it was. But the point is that I could stay awake the whole night and it wouldn't bother me. And then you come to a time when three hours or you know you're like you're dozing, you know, you can't manage it anymore.
The strength I used to be a murshid for the people at Hajj. I used to take the people to Hajj and show them how to perform the hajj. I hope to be able to do it again but they stopped it recently. So I used to be I used to go out and take the people to Hajj My dear brothers and sisters when I used to take the people to Hajj we saw the old people go in for Hajj mashallah, they were inspiring, you know, I mean, like really old people, some of them in their 80s, late 80s And they walk in in 45 degree heat for 45 minutes, one foot in front of the other. MashAllah amazing.
But the question comes, I mean, some of them had no choice, but some of them chose to delay that worship until that age, not all of them, but some of them we spoke to them. They said, Yeah, well, I could have done it when I was younger. But you know, business got in the way and family got in the way and life got in the way. Wallah. I, I my advice, honestly, having taken the people to height for maybe, I don't know, seven, eight years, at least. My advice is you do this when you are in the peak of your youth. You do it when you have the energy to stand it out. From the time that you finish that prayer until the time that the sunsets and you didn't put your hands down making dua because
you can hack it because you have the strength, the physical strength to do it, the health to do it, the youth to do it, the energy to do it. The people who can do really take advantage of it. Who can go to the to the Masjid Al haram pray all of their prayers in their make many times tawaf, who can do all of the rules and regulations that are found within the Sunnah because they have a use for it. How many people let their youth go and delay that a bad until they were until they were older Shabaab or Kubla Harmik versus Hatikvah, cobbler sock hammock and your health before you become sick. And where is Malvina to say? Where is it expected or hoped that you will be healthy? When
When you're young, not to say you will not be healthy but you are old May Allah azza wa jal give me and you will Alfia
but when you are young, you expect the person to be healthy in sha Allah hooter. Allah. When they're older. You don't feel surprised if the older person says I have pain in my back. I've been in my knees. I don't feel well I struggled too fast. You don't feel surprised? Of course it's not everybody but you don't you don't fall down in shock that Oh, you're struggling too fast or your knees are hurting you or your back is hurting you. But Subhanallah if you've seen my Hotpads from the UK, my hotel
I shouted the young guys who sit at the back of the room while I said what you're doing and so forth and Nisa, why are you sitting in the women's row for get forward come here? And the young guy comes in 2021 years old Masha Allah Tabata kala welbilt Guy nice and strong, spends the day doing manual labor and he comes and sits in the back row like he's any 7080 years old with his back on a chair. Or you know, it's very hard for me to sit
I shouted them, I say why do you what are you doing Shabaab? What are you doing in the back rows piece of orphan Nisa come to suffer region. Come and sit in the men's row
Subhan Allah the time that you expect to take advantage of your health is when you're young
while he NERC a couple of aquatic and take advantage of your wealth before you become poor. What Farah cobbler showed him until take advantage of your free time before you become busy. And when is again mulling metal farOK. Where do you expect a person to have free time? Do you expect them to have free time?
Yanni generally speaking to young people, we expect them to have some free time Wallahi I remember my teachers.
I remember my teachers used to say to me when I was studying, they used to say
You're gonna remember these days, and you're going to cry over these days, you're gonna wish that you could go back to these days, I am taller, we call it not to say we are not studying now, we are studying now. But I am a colored meaning the time when the only thing you had to do was study.
The only thing that was in my mind was what am I memorizing and what am I learning? And what's the rule for this? And what did the chef say about this?
And I used to think, yeah, but you know, when you go back and you're married, and you live with your kids, you're going to enjoy yourself, right? You're gonna have a nice life. Wallahi the chef spoke the truth wala he spoke the truth. The days when you don't have those burdens on your shoulders, the days where you don't have to think about how you're going to pay the rent, the days where you don't have to, you know, worry about what your kids are doing, where you can sit down with the Quran and have nothing in your head except the speech of Allah subhanaw taala those days Wallahi they are days that are worth their weight in gold and it's golden opportunity. Don't waste that time. By making
yourself busy with things that don't concern you. Will Allah we sometimes see the young people who say Wallah homeschool, I'm busy. I see actually my gosh, look what's making you busy.
Wallah you know I'm playing this and I go with my friends to here and then we go to the cafe at the coffee shop and
I'm not saying what he's doing is haram many Inshallah, we hope he's going to places that are valid, but he made himself busy with things that don't benefit.
What is narrated from the early generations is they used to be more stingy with their time than they were with anything even any forget money, they would give money away like this. They didn't care. They would give all of their money. They would give half of their money. But their time No, no, no. That time they would say no, I'll give you my money, but I won't give you my time.
Because time to them was more valuable than money. That's because we all know that money comes and goes right? You have days where you're rich days were your poor. days you are happy days you are sad.
You know you have a comes and goes one day you might be the poorest person in the city the next day, you're the richest person in the city. It happens like that. Money comes and goes. But your time it only goes away. That's why some of the early generations one of the Imams of the tablet and used to say Yebin them in ama enter a young for either they have a young MK the Herbert Baldock or son of Adam, you are just a number of days, that's all you are, you are just a set number of days. When one day goes, some of you goes with it, a part of you is lost with it. Every day that you put your head down on the bed is one day closer to your death. Every day you put your head down on the bed that
day is never ever going to come back again.
You are just a set number of days. Every time one day goes, some of you went with it. So ask yourself what am I doing in these days? What higher tech Kablammo tick and take advantage of your life before your death.
Wallahi we know
that Subhanallah we lose people who are young people
and nobody expects to die. Nobody expects that they're going to die.
You have a limited time. And you don't know what that time is. Allah has written a time for me. I'm not going to go one minute before I'm not going to go one minute after. And I don't know that time could be today. It could be tomorrow, that time could be in the next 10 minutes. It could be in the next one minute. I don't know when that time is. So I have to take maximum advantage of my time before the time comes when Allah's decree descends upon me and I cannot do anything about
and the Angel of Death comes we're here at Sakura to Moti will have
the pains of death come
this is what you were trying to avoid.
After talking generally about the value of youth, I want to talk about the core reasons for problems among young people and indeed older people.
There are only two things these two things are the other core the heart of the problem.
And both of them are mentioned in the Quran in many places from those places. Surah two fatty
these two things are a Shahar what was Shewhart
what do we mean by a shower?
At what Shabbat, Shabbat are your desires you crave to do something even though you know that it's not right you know it's not allowed. But your neffs wants to do it in a Neff Salah Amara to be suit the soul is constantly inclined towards evil. So someone might say for example about drinking alcohol. Yeah of course I know alcohol is haram. They might say I know alcohol is haram, but I can't stop myself. This is the meaning of Shaohua any the person knew it's wrong, but they crave it. And if you want Jana, you have to stop what your soul craves. Why Madhava Nakamura be he wanna Hanif sir I didn't however, in Nell Jen Netta. He'll bet Well, Whoever fears standing before their Lord and
stops their soul for what it desires, gender will be their destination. What did I want when that Hanif sign in how they stopped their neffs from its desires.
They stopped their neffs from its desires. They know that my soul wants to do certain haram things and whiny these haram things are different for everybody. It's not the same Wallah he there are some people you could put him in the middle of a shop selling alcohol with no CCTV and the doors are closed, he will never drink in 1000 years.
Because everybody has certain things that they inclined towards. And what does the shape on do the shape on makes it worse? The eye and sort of Ibrahim will call the shape and we'll call the yellow hammer in Allah who
were I to confer kleftiko where my caddy Allah a common soap on in and out to confess the jab to Lee Fela tallow, Mooney and full circle, Li
the shaytaan will see when everything is said and done. Allah promised you and the Promise of Allah is true. And I promised you and I broke my promise, and I never had authority over you. Did anyone ever feel the shaytaan take him by the head and drag him to a place which is haram? I don't think so. Did any of you ever feel that the shaytaan and it forced your eyes open and turned your head to look at something haram? No. What did shaytan do in LA and TAO to come? I told you to do it. I invited you to do it. I said come on. It's good. You'll enjoy it make Toba later. Don't worry, you can make Haji later. You can make Toba later Allah Azza for Rahim go for it
shaytaan called you and you answered when you and me when you and I when we commit sins che PA and calls us He gives an invitation come on this sin it's very nice. You'll love it. It's really good. And you are the one that answers the CHE pot and says okay, I'm coming.
Fella testimony well who enforcer come Don't blame me sir shape. Hon. Allah tells us shaytaan says Don't blame me but blame yourselves.
So we understood that the shallot the person knows it's wrong.
And yet the problem is that the neffs craves when Neff SUTA men no attached Yeah, he like the prophets. I seldom said
when Neff su 10, men never attached to the outcome of God. He said the soul craves and desires
that's how the soul is and the shaytan is making it worse. He's telling you and shaytan is not wasting his time on the things that he knows you don't like. He's wasting he's using his time on the things that he knows that you like. It's like a customized invitation for you. He knows you or Allah or Allah Tala. He knows you and He knows what makes you do something wrong. And he gives you the invitation that is designed for you. It's like the best marketing campaign in the face of the planet.
He chooses for you have a sin that is customized for you. He knows you like it. He knows you're inclined to it. And then he makes it seem really, really good.
Once a year Allahumma Shavon
Shavon decorates and beautifies the deeds for a person
the second cause of all evil, and all problems among our young people is Chabot hands. And this means confusions and misconceptions in Islamic knowledge.
So for example, you see someone outside and he pulls out a cigarette, and he lights a cigarette
And he starts smoking. And you say to him, may I hear Korean? May Allah make it easy for you to leave this for this is haram. He says Haram is not haram.
For you, What's the problem now? Yes, there is desire because he likes the feeling of it. But the problem here is he's confused. He thinks it's not haram and he's got in his head that it's not haram.
While it is haram, from so many angles that even one of them would be enough.
For example, well I told to be ad Camilla Taluka don't make your own hands the reason for your own destruction. The statement of Allah in morbidity in a candle one a Sheltie in the people who waste their money other brothers of shaytaan
that statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with regard to the one who eats garlic that whoever eats from this tree fella caradonna masala don't come to our prayer. This is garlic which is halal. So what about smoking which is horrible, and Allah permitted up to you but and Allah made Haram al hubba. If the things which are disgusting and filthy, all of this is enough to prove that it's haram. I can keep going and going and going. But the problem is this person has a Sherpa in their head. They have understood it's not haram, they heard someone say it's not their friend told them, it's my crew, whatever it might be.
So they have a misconception in their head is not that they desire they might desire as well. But they got themselves confused. And the greatest of Shewhart or the shoot will hide in the deen in the in the issues of Eman. While I've been here in South Africa, I've spoken to a number of young people who had Shubo heart in their image. And for example, they're saying, I just I feel confused about why bad things are happening to me. I feel lost about the purpose of Islam. I don't know you know, things like this kind of conversation that I've had with some people while I've been here
and more than one person I've had these conversations with.
So the issue is sugar heart misconceptions.
These misconcept misconceptions.
They cause a person to become confused in the religion about what is right and what is wrong.
And they cause a person to fall into the Haram through a lack of knowledge.
I told you that these two things are both mentioned in Surah Fatiha Where do you think the I mentioned salts of fatty
layer will have to be either him while poly or Allah keep us away from El Mundo BIA. The Prophet sighs him said Alia who they want us out there, the Jews and the Christians. But the point is what made them I love to be what made Allah's Anger be upon them, because they knew the truth, but they didn't act upon it. And so everyone who follows their desires and who knows the truth but doesn't act upon it, they are to a greater or lesser extent from a McDo. vra.
Of course, if they completely reject the truth and their desires, they are from almak Do we have any in reality, but even if they are following their desires to a certain extent, then they have a share of that.
And who are a balloon, a balloon? Are those people who don't know what is right and what is wrong?
And so the answer the core of this problem is a shower to Shewhart. Do we have another idea that is even clearer than that? In explaining this issue on this problem? What about the statement of Allah azza wa jal inna Aradhana Amanda Anisimova it was out of the warranty bell for eBay in a minute ha ha shocking, I mean, our Hamad Al in sun in can of our Luo Man Jolla.
We offered the responsibility of Islam to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined it. And they were fearful of it and mankind took it on. He was oppressive and ignorant, extremely oppressive and extremely ignorant, extremely oppressive, meaning you can be oppressive only when you know the truth and you turn away from it. Otherwise it's not called oppression right? You knew it was wrong and you turned away from it, Jehovah extremely ignorant meaning, the confusion between we need to this the confusion between
what is right and what is wrong or not knowing what is right and not knowing what is wrong.
Not knowing what is right and not knowing what is wrong. So then if this is the problem, what is the solution? The solution in a very
You know, in a nutshell in a very small you know sort of summarized way, the solution to Shubo heart is the aim is knowledge and Elmo Nursia beneficial knowledge, that is the solution. You gain beneficial knowledge and you know what is right and what is wrong and what is haram and what isn't, and so on. And the solution to a shallot is Teskey to nefs purifying the soul
correcting your sins making Toba cleaning your heart
the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, fertile Jana Tobin mCherry Whoa 13 Now will be showered.
That's the narration of Lima Muslim.
And alcohol generated the Hadith also
with Fuji bats, and also with the wording prophetic
Jana has been surrounded by Al mCherry things that people find hard or distasteful.
And the fire has been surrounded by desires. We know the famous story when Allah subhanaw taala created Jana and the fire and he told you BReel to look at them.
And when Gibreel saw Jana, as it was, he came in he said that I believe that every single one of them will enter gender. And everyone's going to go to gender because they're gonna see how amazing it is they're gonna go to gender.
And then Allah told him to go and look again. And he saw that gender had been surrounded with difficulties and hardships and things that are distasteful or difficult.
Until he said that, I don't think any of them will enter it.
And then he looked at the file. And he said that I don't think any of that and they will all keep away from it. None of them will go to it. And then again, when he saw that it had been surrounded by desires and pleasures, he felt that everyone would fall into it. So the reality is, is as is mentioned in the Hadith, Jenna is surrounded by things that your soul finds hard.
And in Makati here, it doesn't mean muck who has any things that are evil, it's surrounded with things that are you find it hard in yourself to do them and you have to push yourself to do them.
And the fire has been surrounded by shallots, you know that the road to the fire tastes nice and looks nice and but the destination is the worst of destinations. So once we understood this problem in a nutshell, we can now move on to look at
some of the problems that young people face today or some of the advice that was given to the young people, I think what we might,
what we might finish what we might not finish, but what we might cover now very, very carefully is we try and cover a few points of advice from the early generations. There's a very nice book which gathers together advice from the great Imams of Islam to young people. Before that, what was the advice of the Prophet sighs and for example many times the prophets I spoke to young people, for example, the Hadith Yeah, masha Allah Shabaab, many stutter I mean, common bat affiliate as a witch, or young people, whoever of you is financially able let them get married. That's advice from the prophets I send to the Shut up. Don't delay, get married. Money, stop. I mean, coming back to
affiliate so watch if you're able to do it, get married. And if you're not able to do it, for either Hebrew song, then you have to fast.
So the point is, there has been these golden words of advice from the Prophet so I love
the advice he gave to the lab pass Yahoo lab in the wily mocha kalimat for the lie, Father, can we covered it yesterday?
The advice that he gave to Abdullah Abbas Oh young man, I'm going to teach you some words God the commands of Allah and Allah will guide you
until the end of the Hadith
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the early generations, I'm going to cover one which came from her magic mosaic and he said we came to a new city and when he was ill Rahima whom Allah Who Tada great Imams here
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and he said he was ill. He said to him it Taku La Jolla, Masha Shabaab have Taqwa of Allah or young men.
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he said her fear of Allah have Taqwa of Allah are young men.
And look who you take this knowledge from.
Look who you take these Hadith from, because this knowledge is your religion
comes with different wordings in the heather Ellen Medina from Zorro and mentor who Dona Dina calm this knowledge is your religion. So look Who do you take your religion from?
Having good companions. We know the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam What did he say? Alma? Who Allah Dini hurriedly fully arms or how to combine you had a person is on the religion of their close friend. So like everyone look at who they took as a close friend.
And some of the Imams of the past they used to say me near Mattila, he had a sharp
either tennis second and you are free to unmute and you are here. Sahiba sunnah middle.
He said from the blessings of a young person
is that when they start to worship Allah, they have someone who is upon the Sunnah who encourages them and who helps them to do so.
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he said if you see a young person as they are raised in their youth along with Allah, sunnah, well Gemma and then have hope for him.
And he said what either are at humara and then be die,
say as mean, and if you see him growing up among the people of innovation, despair for him for inertia, but either way he knew who
he said because a young person generally will stay upon what they were raised upon what they were raised upon as a youth, they're going to stick to that. It doesn't mean that a person will never change Allah subhanaw taala changes whoever He wills.
But when you see someone who is young started on the right path from the beginning, it's like seeking knowledge right? When you see a young person start on the path of seeking knowledge from the beginning. You feel so much hope for them in sha Allah, you feel like this is what I wish I could have done lower stuck well to in every mistake, but if the chance came again,
to abuse that young young age memorizing the Quran, you see these kids memorize the Quran six years old, eight years old,
and you think Allama Barrick, this is what you should be spending your youth with.
And that doesn't mean that someone can't memorize the Quran at 40 or 50 or 60 or 80.
But there is no doubt that we have great hope when we see a young person growing up upon the Sunnah and busying themselves with the Sunnah and being accompanied by the people of the Sunnah
Maliki with dinar
Rahima hola Jota Allah He said in ML Jairo Fisher that
he said all of the goodness is when you're young
and if you use this time you can get so much good and if you waste this time, it's hard to catch up on that good later on.
We talked about the blessing of knowledge from the advice of Sophia and authority that he said Yeah, mashallah Shabaab to AI general Bala Katha heard for in Nikola Tesla Runa Allah Allah comme la Tablo guna Metro and Milan I mean
the you feed about will come Baba.
He said all young people rush to get the blessing of knowledge. Because you don't know maybe you're not going to reach the place that you thought you would.
You must benefit from each other
giving precedence to the Hellfire to keeping away from the hellfire and looking for Jana
and has an old boss three euro himolla out Rahim Allah Tada he used to say I'm actually I was Shabaab, i Li Kumble
for to do boo ha. So Kathy rumba Aina mom Paula Bella.
For as a worker her my dunya wa Aina had an Tala but dunya addre can ask your automatic dunya Allahu Akbar.
He said oh group of young people
Look and stick to the Acura and seek it and work for it for we've seen many people worked for the euro and they got the dunya to, but we never saw anybody work for the dunya and get the Acura with it.
So I'm gonna Hassanal docilely
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we don't tell we don't delay the harvest. Once the Skyping they call Skype, the tool they use for cutting the crops. Once that tool comes, once we have the tool for cutting the crops in our hand, we don't delay, perhaps you don't know you might not reach the time that you thought you would.
And there are many, many pieces of golden advice, the time to learn
the importance of
attaching yourself to the masjid,
the greeting of the people with Selim, respecting of the elders, the importance of the prayer and so on. And there are many, many, many good pieces of advice, but I just thought I would select a few of them. Now I did want to talk about some of the problems that people have. And I'm just going to talk for maybe five minutes, and then inshallah to Allah we have to finish because we have to give time for people to go and eat and pray and all that before the next session shall Allahu Tada.
I want to talk about some of the problems that people have
and what some of the solutions might be. So from the problems that I see among young people, I'm going to mention to begin with the I believe are among the greatest of the problems.
I'm going to mention three.
The first one is not learning your religion. I see this to be a big problem among young people who don't learn their religion and not learning your religion is one of the major problems that people suffer. And it is the cause of a lot of the Phaeton that we see today. A lot of the trials and tribulations and a lot of the evils that we see today, and a lot of the problems that are happening among young people today, we see that the root of those problems is they are just not knowledgeable about their Deen. They're not making an effort to learn their religion properly. So they don't know the difference between the halal and haram
and they fall into it. From the problems that I see is the issue of not having good companions. I see this to be a huge problem for young people, that a lot of young people don't have good companions.
And at the end of the day, the famous proverb says or Sahib will say, your companion is the one who pulls you to something. And we know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah O Allah Dini highly fell young so I had to combine you call him a person is on the religion of their close friends. So look at who you take as a close friend. Look at the ayat in the Quran of the people
while you may out to bother him or Allah day on the day when the oppressive person will bite on his hand.
What what's the reason for biting on his hand? What's the reason for that despair?
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I wish the I never took this person as a friend. Lockhart outdoor learning and victory badger his journey took me away from Allah's remembrance after it went from so the person first of all we should wishes that they were following the Sunnah.
They wish that they had followed the Sunnah. And the reason they didn't follow the Sunnah was because of the friends that they had.
The third problem that I see
is the issue of and I'm going to connect it to the issue of the friends is I see the issue of copying the disbelievers. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, We're mentorship
Have you called me for who I mean whom whoever resembles a people is one of them. And he said, let her tell you that he said, Let it tap your own nacinda Lemon can a cobbler come
cheaper and cheaper on the raw MBZ raw. He said, You're gonna follow the way of the people who came before you hand by hand and arm by arm. You're copying who you are copying the nations that came before. Copying the non Muslims is a big problem among our young people. They aspire to be like these non Muslim celebrities or whatever it might be musicians or celebrities or actors or whatever.
influencers on social media, they aspire to be like them, and they start to copy them. And they lose their Islamic identity because of copying the people who are not from our D.
And whoever resembles a people is one of them. Whoever resembles a people is one of them. And from the problems that I see that a lot of young people go through is the problem of not making use of your free time.
Just being busy with nothing being busy with the phone, being busy just flicking through Instagram for the 500th time, being busy just wasting time.
Make use of your time. Now I'm not saying you're mashallah Shabaab, that your whole day has to be spent with the Quran open. I'm not saying that. And I don't believe that that is what most people are able to do. Give a time for your a bother and a time for your dunya. But make the time for your dunya beneficial, do something that will benefit you and that will benefit
others around you. Whether that is some kind of beneficial physical activity, whether it is something that is beneficial in terms of learning something from the dunya having a skill, having a job studying something that is going to benefit you from this dunya that's going to benefit you in your deen because this dunya is supposed to be a servant, for your religion. This dunya is supposed to be a servant that serves you in your religion. So yes, you remain physically fit. Because this helps you to worship Allah. Yes, you remain studying because this helps you to get something which is permissible to earn permissible money to spend it for the sake of Allah, this dunya should be a
servant to you. It should not be that you are the servant to this dunya. So I see that these are some general problems that young people face today.
And along with them, you can include many others along with the friends issue, you can include peer pressure.
You can include addictions to
any social media and all of that different type of stuff. So what I wanted to talk about is that specific problems that the brothers asked me to look at.
And they asked me to look at the issues of addiction and unemployment as two major problems that people face. As for addictions, if whiny. Addictions are something that takes a proper methodology to get out of the have to have a proper way of getting out. The first thing that you need to do is to recognize that what you're addicted to is not good for you.
Because until you recognize that it's not good for you and you recognize that it's wrong, you won't be able to break that addiction. The second thing you need to do is to turn sincerely to Allah to seek His help and make dua to him. Because if Allah doesn't guide you, and if Allah doesn't help you and if Allah doesn't give you success, you will not be able to get out of that addiction that you are in. The third thing you need to do is to ask yourself where this addiction is coming from. So if someone is addicted to looking at haram on their phone or something like that, they say look, it's coming from my phone. And it's coming from the fact that my phone is with me in the nighttime when
I'm by myself or it's with me in the bathroom when I go and they know that they that this problem is coming from having the phone with them when they alone.
So then it's easy to solve this problem they need now to get rid of that issue. And he give it to someone at nighttime or whatever. I'm going to leave my phone on the desk in front of everyone or give somebody else the password or give somebody else access to your internet history. So the person has looked at what's causing the problem and they cut the problem. The fourth thing that the person can do is that the person needs to gain a certain amount of nearness to Allah and replace the the addictive behavior with something good will actually say I tell has an atom haha why follow up the bad deed with a good one and it will wipe it out.
So for example, a person sees that, let's say they're addicted to video games or something like that. So they make a habit to make themselves busy with things that please Allah at that time, or to cut their game short to
go and do something that pleases Allah subhanho wa taala, following up the bad deed with a good one.
And from the things that the person can do is if they can't stop something in the first moment, at least reduce it and reduce it and reduce it. Because Islam came to achieve good and to increase it and to remove evil and to decrease it.
And from the things that a person can do is to seek advice and support from experts in certain aspects of the field. And he there are experts on how to quit drug addictions, there are experts on how to quit addictions to pornography, there are experts on how to quit addictions to video games. So benefit from what they say, Look at what they say and study what they say and benefit from what they say. So that you also can look at it with the light of Islam because sometimes they might give advice that is not Islamic. But with the light of Islam, you can take some benefits from the people who had expertise in it, who know how to quit certain particular types of addictions. As for the
issue of unemployment, that people suffer from, my sincere advice is based around a few basic points. The first one is trust in Allah subhanaw taala. And remember, your risk comes from Allah.
A one you cannot get one single rant, not one single pound, not one single dollar that Allah did not right for you. So at the end of the day, I'm not saying don't go out and look for it. But first of all realize who is the one that provides it for you. So make dua to Allah get up early in the morning. Don't just go for the job interview, get up before fetcher and pray to hatred. Pre make dua between the Adan and the Kaaba. You know what I tell you one thing is very strange. I see so many people making dua after the Salah all of us saw it right. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah and they make dua, wala he I almost never see someone follow the Sunnah and
make to our before the Salah, which is what the Prophet SAW Selim used to do. I don't know one Hadith where he ever made to after the Salah, but I know of a clear evidences that he encouraged making dua, banal as anyone Aqaba between the US and the UK come, how many people come to the masjid between the Adana and Aqaba and stand with their hands and make dua
The next thing is, after putting your trust in Allah and making dua to Allah go out and look for your work.
Because Allah requires you to take the causes that bring the results so go out and look for your work, I'd strive for it to be in the light Allah. But in doing this never ever compromise on the Hara.
My dear brothers and sisters for you to only earn a tiny amount of Halal money is far better for you than for you to have millions upon millions of haram.
The most happy people in this world are the people whose earnings are completely halal and wallah. Many of us fall into haram because we get desperate a bit and it's like, well, you know, I'll just do it this one time and I won't do it again. Make a promise to yourself, Ya Allah I will lie on the street at night. And I will eat the leaves from the trees but I will not take money that is not my heart. I will not take her and you will see the baraka that Allah will send to you you will have money you don't know what to do with it. And that Baraka is because Allah said Hello Anna Hello, Cora
Bala Katie Mina summer you will if only the people of the town's had taqwa and Iman, Iman and Taqwa we would have sent for them. The baraka of the heavens and earth, taqwa here is to keep away from the haram. If they kept away from the haram. And they had proper Eman in Allah, Allah would have sent them the baraka of the heavens and the earth.
And I also advise, as my last point on the issue of unemployment, I advise you to concentrate on building up skills, because a lot of people don't take the time to build up skills. And my dear brothers and sisters, I don't mean like a degree or a master's or a doctorate. Even the person who knows how to put one brick on top of the other brick is a skill. People don't have it. It is something strange in the UK. You know, there was a big push in the UK in the last probably 30 years or maybe more to push everyone to university. Right. So everyone graduates you have to go universe University University University University. Okay. What happened? We ended up with a shortage
Have bricklayers and electricians and plasterers and plumbers, people who could do the manual labor, we didn't have anybody. And these guys started to earn more money than the people who went to university.
And the guy's plastering the wall. He's putting one brick on top of the other. But because everybody went and got computer science degrees, and everybody went and got, you know, these different degrees and qualifications, they didn't have any one left who knew how to put one brick on top of the other. So they used to get a very high salary for doing it. My point is that your skill doesn't have to be sitting down with a pen and paper, learn a skill, even if it's something small. Learn it from your brothers in Islam, you see someone in the masjid, that brother has a particular skill, say it BarakAllahu Li, come teach me I work for free. I don't want anything from you, except just that I
learned this skill from you. Isn't this the apostle in work? Isn't this how people used to learn the past, before universities and whatever you find someone that has a skill, and you learn that skill from them, even if it is something simple,
even if it's something simple. And then my final advice to the Shabaab BarakAllahu comm is when it comes to work, I honestly suggest and education, I suggest that you think about the kind of job you're going to get before you start that route to education. Because what I saw a lot of young people doing is I saw that they take their education without thinking of the job. And then when they finish the education, they say oh, there is no jobs like this. So there are no Halal jobs or I have to take a haram job in it. Because there is nothing there is no option for me. Instead, before you start your education, which is specialized, think about the job that you might want to have. Think I
would like to have this kind of job, or this might work for me, for example, I personally work in it when I'm not doing this.
And for me, it's a good industry, you can work a lot from home. It's not too much mixing between men and women. You can choose a lot of jobs, there's a lot of variety. It's something that you can do and have a lot of free time. So I like that kind of industry. But if you're going into it, think about what you're going to do. So what everyone does, what do they do? Like I'm going to learn web development, you and another 100 million people with you try to look for something that is unique, something that many other people are not doing or specialize in something, but think about the job you're gonna get later. Is it going to be halal? Is there a good chance to get a halal job in sha
Allah? Or am I doing something that four years later I said Subhanallah I can't even get a halal job out of this training or out of this education.
There was one Sherpa that the brothers wanted me to speak about.
And I know the time is very limited. And just last last one, and it's a super, it's a misconception. And this misconception is regarding Qatar, and that a lot of people feel confused about it and they feel lost. My dear brothers and sisters cada is something that should make you feel comfortable. It should make you feel settled in your heart. It should make you feel so content with your life. And so happy with what Allah has chosen for you. If it makes you feel lazy, if it makes you feel depressed, if it makes you feel that life is unjust, then you didn't understand it properly. That's my first point. If other makes you feel lazy, or it makes you feel like life is unjust, or it makes
you feel despair, you didn't understand Carter properly. You understood Carter when it makes you motivated when it makes you feel calm and relaxed when it makes you feel grateful to Allah and when it removes jealousy from your heart. Then you understood you really understood Qatar.
I do have a detailed video on the topic you can search for hammer Tim cutter on YouTube, you can find it. But basically I just wanted to talk about the issue of musculature sharp and what some people call the problem of evil. Why does evil come about? My dear brothers we know that Allah is the Creator of everything right? Cool out of Europe, Bill falak Michel Rima halacha. See I seek refuge with the Lord of the daybreak from the evil that he created. Also the statement of Allah azza wa jal call the kukuli che Allah is the Creator of everything. At the same time, we know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said was Chevrolet's at the lake. We don't attribute evil to you. From
this what we know is that Allah azza wa jal does not create evil for the sake of it. Rather evil exists because of a wisdom that is with Allah azza wa jal. Sometimes we understand that wisdom, and sometimes we don't. For example, sometimes you get sick, and you think like it's the it's the worst thing that ever happened to you. And then later on, you realize that Allah saved you from a big problem.
You realize that Allah azza wa jal saved you from a really
really big problem.
Sometimes you don't see the wisdom you don't see the reason but you believe the wisdom is there you know that Allah azza wa jal made this happen for a reason. The second thing is, Allah azza wa jal will only decree for you what there is an opportunity for you in it. He will never decree for you, chagrin, math like just evil to happen to you for no reason. Anything that happens to you that is bad or difficult. Allah azza wa jal makes it happen because there is a fossa, there is an opportunity there for you. Don't worry about the bad thing. Look at the opportunity is an opportunity for supper, it's an opportunity to get near to Allah, it's an opportunity for Toba, it's
an opportunity to change the direction of my life. There are opportunities in everything, look for the opportunity, don't look for the fact that something bad happened to you.
It's also really important to understand as we said that Allah subhanaw taala doesn't create evil for evil sake, that the purpose of this dunya is to test and let the hierarchal motor well higher. Lea, the lower come au come X No, Amira, the purpose of this dunya is not AlJazeera it's not reward. So someone says I'm such a good person, why are bad things happening to me? Actually, this is not the place where good things happen to you. This is the place where you get tested. This is a place of an empty hangar at a bar, this is a place for you to be tested, it's not a place for you to be rewarded. Why are you waiting for AlJazeera? If you have it Dounia Why are you waiting for Allah to
reward you in this? Dunya? He might sometimes he does. But it's not the expectation. The expectation is this dunya is a place of tests and trials. It's not a place of rewards. So when a person understands that insha Allah Who Tada their heart settles, they understand that whatever happened to them was never going to miss them. And whatever missed them was never going to happen. They understand they have to work hard, because without Allah's help, they will not be able to achieve what they're looking for. They understand that Allah said, well, Latina Jaya Tofino, Allah lactea. Now Solana, those who strive for us, we will certainly guide them to our ways, so they work hard,
they put their trust in Allah, they recognize the need of Allah subhanho wa taala. They route they have good thoughts of Allah, they see the opportunities in the difficulties that happened for them. They recognize that this world is a place of tests and trials, and they recognize that the reward and the recompense will be the data on akhira. When a human biller here at your caliber, and whoever believes in Allah's decree, their heart is settled her though Allahu Allah, wa Salatu was Salam ala Nabina Muhammad, what are the early he was sappy HMI? Just a word about the upcoming program. We have a slightly longer course this afternoon. So we'll be running from about 130 and my rights in
that 113 Show Allahu Taala and we'll be running up until any whatever Allah azza wa jal makes easy for us. We'll see how much content we have. Inshallah, it won't be as long as yesterday. Yesterday went until after maghrib I think typography will will finish or before that Inshallah, tada.
We're going to be talking about the saved sect, that is the group of people who will be saved when the Muslims break up into many different groups, who is it that will be saved, and inshallah hooter Allah that topic will be coming, it's going to be live streamed on the YouTube channel, inshallah. It's also going to be recorded by Hillel TV just a Hello Hi, Ron, for coming to record that for us. We really appreciate it. We would welcome everyone to come in sha Allah hooter Allah and participate and inshallah that will be at 130 But please do come promptly because we will try to start on time inshallah. Is it time now for Salah almost time for Salah
I guess it's not far not far away. So anyways, we can pray here in sha Allah Tala, for Salah to VOD when the time comes. And also you guys can take some time to get some refreshments, stretch your legs, maybe get a bite to eat Inshallah, and then we can come back for 130 that is 130 South African time for those who are watching on the live stream and it will be broadcast live on my YouTube channel, as well as on the TV and sha Allah Who to Allah. That's what Allah made easy for me to mention and Allah knows best wa salatu salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala early he was off be here edge mine