Friday Sermon – Our Responsibility As Mankind
Channel: Waleed Basyouni
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In Alhamdulillah, in Amador, who want to stay in who want to study who want to stop Pharaoh, when that would have allowed him and surely unforeseen. I'm gonna see it I'm Allina yeah de la who Fela medulla. When are you going follow her the other who are shadow Allah Ilaha illa Allah who would actually wash I don't know Mohammed Abdullah rasool Allah Allah Allah Allah Muhammad Ali Muhammad came as a Laker Ibrahim
Ibrahim in Nikka, Hamid Majeed, all praise due to Allah and His praise and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his family, his companions and his followers until the day of judgment. I bear witness that Allah is the only one worthy of worship and Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam his last and final messenger, Mighty Brothers, sisters, Allah have created human beings and honored him. While up at the corona, Benny Adam, we have honored the Children of Adam. Lockard miyaza Hula Bill Akela it rock, Allah had made him an intelligent creature, that have the ability to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Have give
him that mind and that ability of choice that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada have give him that
sense of understanding that became a very intelligent creature Giada Allah azza wa jal mumma years and Bill ugly lady Jana woman out of tech leaf, and based on this he made him able and capable of carry the biggest responsibility ever that Allah subhanaw taala had passed on to anyone, which is the responsibility of carrying the religion, which we call that in Islam. TikiLive Cherie, that's why Allah Subhana Allah Allah said in the Quran, look at our look at the Amana has some Allah to Allah or they will demand for obey. Now Yamuna wash coconut in our Hamra had inside that this amount of this trust which is the trust of carrying the religion and implementing it and practicing it, it
does something was given and handled to the children of Adam. Because of the way they were created. They were made in a very unique way that enable them to carry that responsibility. We have the ability to recognize the halal and haram the low from the unlawful, the good and the bad, the truth and the falsehood that the beneficial things and the things that can be harmful. Allah subhanho wa Taala said wala ha ha Raja
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and soften the head, which is the surah of bounties. Allah subhanaw taala said he brought you out of your mother wounds, knows nothing, nobody knows anything. And he bless you with the ability to hear, to listen, to comprehend and to understand to comprehend, and you might be grateful to Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah raise the status of human beings by giving them the ability to make the choice. He never forced them in one way like the way he created animals or created angels, he gives you that ability of choice in the inner who's Sabina meshack one
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today we have explained to human being the both ways the good and the bad. And it was hard I left it to you to make that choice. Because he trusted you and he enabled you he gave you He blessed you with the tools that allowed you to make the right choice. And if you don't use it properly and you make your bad choices in life, you should not blame anyone except yourself. Woman whether you're a Dalek fenomen nylon EFSA comm if you say he Muslim men Hadith he have either you know the Allahu Anhu or via an in Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Robbie.
Also brothers and sisters.
It is an essentially to recognize that ALLAH SubhanA wa at the Ana had giving us them to make that choice when it comes to the religion as in Surah tillbaka la ekra Hafeet de nobody can force you to any belief.
But today you're in a rush to minute away after the falsehood and the truth been clearly
stated to you then you make your own choice after that we're not good enough he couldn't do much
and he able to Allah which then ebook behold feminism men had Allah women human habitat they have been fussy, rueful out of the fumble, okay for can have been. Allah subhanaw taala said they have sent messengers to call people to worship Allah alone and not to sit alone with him. Among them people who accepted the call and been guided, and among them people who rejected the cow, and they went astray. They rejected the cow, they accepted the call, it is them the one who made that decision, make them the one who made that decision. Then he said, See you fill out a look around, travel on the earth and see the consequences of these actions, the consequences of the choices of
the Transgressor what happened to them read the history.
And there are so many verses like that,
in the Quran telling us that we as a human being, Allah subhanho wa Taala have honored and one of the thing that you're honored them with this occur This to me is this ability to comprehend to choose to make the right choice.
And when the person stopped using that ability, that tool that Allah subhanaw taala has given him, corruption will be in the earth.
When you stop using that ability that Allah Subhana Allah have installed in you, you will not do any good for your own life or for others for others. Allah Subhana Allah Allah Sirte give an example for those who cancelled that tool that Allah have giving them and use another way of
recognizing the truth. Another way of
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that said about this verse when Allah said, have you seen the person who has taken his or her desire, desire as the God they don't follow what is right and what's wrong. They know that this is the wrong one. This is the wrong choice. This is the one that the right way. But they still follow the desire, not what they know for certain it is the truth. They just follow their desire. They're weak enough to make the decision and they're all
so the fall of desires. And Allah subhanaw taala said
he been misguided. While that person has no lack of knowledge, that person possess knowledge. He knows that this is wrong. He knows the thought that I chose to make but he's still insist is still insist.
It's like this morning someone irritated me and I'm not that kind of Hoppy, who hears something in the news get irritated by it and related to the community give it to you after Joomla because I don't want to irritate you too. But it was certainly silly and ridiculous. In the early morning we're saying spine OSPAR and local Illa and someone speaking in the radio trying to promote that is so healthy to eat to eat bacon it is so healthy to drink alcohol and it is one of the you know reports it's old it's so healthy and and so forth. Just ridiculous. You know that you go against what you know scientifically is wrong.
But you still insist you choosing data directed basically to convince yourself what happened when people go that way. What happened when people go that way? Allah Subhana Allah said We're hot I'm Samuel he will be he went to John Doe Saudi Risha
and Saurashtra jatheon Allah spa seal that heart seal the ear, the comprehend nothing. They start doing corruption as in there be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and Hadith. It is an acceptable Hadith Hassan Hassan
an Obeah Salallahu Alaihe Salam said that awesome holy cat. Three things will destroy you, not you as an individual but you and your family, your community, the society that you're living in, if these three qualities became so common in the society, that after Malika three things destroy every one, every nation if you would Shamala will have
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say that when people start having these three qualities one, sure
that miserliness will become the quality of the person holding your hand back. And that will be the call, not the nation of giving. Now that a person will always like to help no person who will hold back, I will destroy the person, destroy the family, destroy the nation, destroy the community.
Well, how about when people start following their desires, the only thing to fulfill my desires
when everybody see his opinion, as the ultimate fact her opinion as the ultimate truth
and will not give it up for anyone else, I will lead to distractions
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and you know the Allah who said that I'm what things can be the most two things that you you will adopt on your practice and your mind. Will Amman have a warm hope of life because that will block you from the from the hereafter
you know above a rose by HANA to Baghdad. mouthful come here, Rahim Allah He was in the masjid then somebody tell him lead the Isha prayer. Then he said no, you need the Isha prayer. He told that person you need Aisha prayer. So my other fellow who said no you do then the person said I will lead frigid a new lead to Asia. Calling contact Mel and traditional Fajr electrics in solid Russia.
He said if you have their call hope to live until February I don't think you will pray he perfectly
you said when you pray isha think that's the last prayer.
You know, I'm not talking about that you're at that level yet even. We are way far behind that level.
But he said the two things were destroyed
at the time alone Roman dystonia and the second one is about how you follow your desires because the moment you follow your desires, you will go straight from the Sharia from the straight you will go away from the straight path because inadi Cherie economical Imam Shafi Rahim Allah in Naja neighbor Adam Noah
watever in Huda this Sharia is based as Michelle said on one fundamental principle to prevent you from following your desires and to follow the Huda the guidance of your Lord
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And sort of in the beginning Allah telling us one of the main reasons for people to go straight that they will be tell them this is the right this is the truth this is the evidence they said no we follow our forefathers the way of our forefathers the way our culture is the way people doing it. The kids have their brain they cancel their mind they just follow imitate what the culture is with the forefather is with so and so person is because he's so great in their eyes.
And that's what have led to the distractions. Unfortunately, so many people today the practice and the do with the no tone. They know that this level right choice, but the say and be convinced themselves that they have no choice because that's the norm that's the culture the people around us. What do we call today sometimes peer pressure. Peer pressure is not only on teenagers.
It's on us as well. Adults and we will pay pass with teenagers stage it's still that few pressure that pressure the society of the norm of the culture sometimes force us to make the wrong choices. Why we know it is the wrong choices.
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the best among these hearts, the hearts would contain so much good in it, goodness in it. When necessary, I can classify people up into three categories. One animal Rabbani, a scholar who is Rob Danny who is a person his knowledge lead to practice, lead to practice is knowledge is not theoretical philosophy or arguments, notes of knowledge that lead to practice well MetalMan Allah civilian Najat somebody learning for the sake of saving himself and his family and the people around that's the purpose of learning not for any other reason.
And what is the third category? He said wahama to
people who have no knowledge have no wisdom they have nothing except the follow every call learn yesterday it will be noted as the light of knowledge never lighten up the road for them or the path for them. Well me and
they never had a good solid foundation that they can base their stablishment on it.
That he can Rahimullah on one set lady
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and said you should train yourself that every single person around you on this earth if he or she became disbelievers you're not going to be
you just don't follow them you just don't follow them and should not be imagined then he was asked what is Ima he said under the Anima nurse in the hula was worth a shot
he said the image is the one who said I'm one of the people you know we have back home when at what I was raised okay what I was raised they used to say a lot
even if this lead to your death just go with them. But I don't need to download the trim out and I can save myself this is just follow the group
and that's that's not correct. He said there is no
good in following a group of the doing something evil if they're doing something evil.
Unfortunately brothers and sisters, it is through the history people just follow things without thinking any just give you an example historically then we come to modern days. There is a man by the name of Messina Melchizedek a person who claimed that he is a prophet. Okay, he claimed that he is a prophet. And he is no way close to be a prophet. But the only reason had more than 50,000 people followed him
is not like five 650 1000 Almost people follow them if it's not more than that. Why? Because he is from their tribe.
Not because of the truth because of the house or the desire just all the leader of our tribe went this way we go with them. The leader of our country went this way we go with them that's that's why when one person stopped using his brain a little bit he said to say lemme tell me a verse Muhammad read for us the Quran what you would Quran you ha then he told them yes, I do have Quran Alfi Rama agora come and feed those alumina. When were they even a theme?
He said, What do you know about the elephant? The elephant has such a long trunk and it's such a thick, long trunk. It has a such tiny little tail.
Back Allahu Quran. What a loser. What an idiot did we say today?
What kind of Quran is this? When Muhammad dilemna Muhammad,
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while another curtain feed Mr. Center enough to know who they are matter of day to day. He said when you spoke about a theme, the elephant, the only thing you reach is the tale of the elephant. When Muhammad mentioned the elephant in the Quran, that verse until today honored the people of Makkah. It's a legacy of the people of MK because he just talked a little bit using his brain using his using his brain.
So that's why brothers and sisters
that's why it is very important for us. Very important for us to keep that in mind. That the truth man
We use the elements that the love giving us to recognize the truth and not just to follow what the norm was that with the common thing with the pre pressure around us, and I want to give you just a manifestation of this problem that can be seen today. Several examples one, so many of us were
by purchase things just because the people around me doing not because they need it not because it's nice, not because it's good color, rather because it gives us style. No, it just because of the people around you. It is so many times you hear conversation like this, why you need a new purse for she will say, Oh, I have to this because this is the style. This is the original This is the you know, trademark this is this this? You know why you have to wear these shoes. Why after this band's where you want to go to the fashion? It just because of the beauty like it? No, it's not even comfortable. So why are you wearing? Why are you buying it? Why are you purchasing it? Because it's
What? That's not what make your decision based on.
Whenever people do that, you just do it without thinking. Sometimes we do this because we don't want to go against our friends. We know what's wrong, but we just do it. I know that that's not right to watch. I know that that's not right to consume. I know that that's not right to inhale.
shisha sitting her car. Maybe you don't, but you just do that. And you just go with them. Because that's what my friends doing.
You know, I know that this is a waste of time I'm just doing because I don't want to go say no to them.
Sometimes it's the culture. I know that that's not the right way to make the marriage. I know that this method the way to make the decision in marriage, not only to celebrate marriage, but I can go against the culture.
You know what I am not talking about? The culture is right or wrong. I'm talking about you, yourself know 100% That this is wrong.
You know, at least if you know it is right, and you do because you really believe in it. On one level but you so many us we know it's wrong. I just said because the culture even sometimes, in fact, I have unfiltered eyes. In funeral we do things just because that's the common practice. We're not willing to make a stance
at dinner comedy will have the item she sometimes we give up even our virgin hide our identity just because I don't want the people to look weird. And I'm willing to do what is wrong. And that's the problem. Even go to do what is wrong, just to blend in.
And sometimes this has appeared among us, Hanuman, Hannibal, muscle, Hayden Nutana currently NASA him when someone gives you advice, when someone tried to change something, when some tried to make a positive change in society against what we are used to we start pointing finger, we start isolating the person will start attacking the person making doubts about their intentions, raising questions Mark about their their reasons, just because he goes against what we're so used to.
And it's again, it's it's one of this the one of the manifestation of this disease, which is I believe it's absolutely wrong. Peer pressure is a big issue. A lot of parents concern about peer pressures for the children, for teenagers, especially it comes to alcohol, substance abuse, peer pressure when it comes to drugs, sexual activity, dating,
smoking, and gambling, sometimes speeding
it all these things happen a lot because of pre pressure.
But just to leave you on a positive note in this first couple of peer pressure also, so many studies shows have some positive side of they there is a study I come across that most of the people will start exercising and going regularly to the gym, it is because of peer pressure as well. So it could be sometimes positive. But what is so ironic, in the study that I was reading today, this early morning today about peer pressure that these this study suggested that a man posted in our Facebook suggested that the impact of the peer pressure is way less on children, especially when it comes to substance abuse drugs.
Being using alcohol, underage drinking and things like that, the set that the main reason for this is not peer pressure. Actually there is a higher percentage that it is the pressure inside the house, inside the family that they push the kids toward that direction knowingly or unknowingly unknown
way more cause way more damage more people go to these things, these kinds of addictions because of family issues, then just papers now
according to most
why people will do that why people will choose the wrong thing while the notes wrong? Just to go the No, I think one of the reason is ignorant. People just don't have, they don't know what's the ruling. So they go with it, they maybe they don't feel comfortable about it, but just don't have the knowledge to make a stance
and knowledge give you strength, give you self confidence.
Also, so many of us have a very low self esteem sometimes.
You know, unfortunately, so many of those who were raised
overseas so many not to generalize in the way they raise the children to raise them with a lot of soft steams.
You go to the to the restaurant, you know you don't give her kids the leverage or the approach of choices. You go what we eat, you do what we do. We eat we love chicken, you must love chicken.
Ah, one of my kids don't eat chicken.
Make him he
is sad. You just destroy that element of I can stay No, I don't want that.
This the scary
when people also fear is a main reason and one of the reason fear bully people been bullied in the schools in the house, scared to speak up to stand.
And that's why they gave on into this into their own person preference.
Also one of the reasons that we have sometimes lazy to make a stains because you know what if you want to make a standard required effort required to put an effort in it. And sometimes we don't want to do that just Blunden. Sometimes we exaggerate, it must be the you know, the cannot be wrong, this cannot be
wrong. All those people come up here on this particular shareholder GEMA or group or, or madhhab cannot be ever wrong. So, you know, I give them even if I'm not convinced 100% Or at all what they say, because they see them so big, sometimes even bigger than the truth itself.
I think some of it natural, because people have the tendency to blend in not to everyone would like to customize.
Let me leave and this is crystal clear in your mind.
The problem is not going with what people doing. That's not the problem. The problem is you do that while you know it is oh,
it's good to be with the gym. Ah, it's good to be with it. It's good to be in the group, good to be with the people. But what is not what is to do that against what you deeply believe is wrong.
And you will believe later on that this is right just because the people doing it. That's the only reason.
And that's that that's the problem that I have. And part of the solution. I think we should teach our children ourselves, our community to accept multiple opinions. We should not teach people to be just mono thinking.
multiple choices allowed and give these differences of opinion, differences of views in the house, in the society, in the community in the country, very healthy. We need to teach we are very good to know you need mashallah we master differences. We everybody has his own choice. But sometimes we need to learn how to respect these differences. We teach each other that we need to differentiate between opinion and truth, the ultimate truth and their opinion. Even in the religion, we should differentiate between what the Prophet stated and what was my understanding.
Because sometimes we attend to treat them both the same level.
Truth cannot be recognized by numbers. By names. People recognize by the truth not the other way around. I'll help player of the region in memory jogger
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and help Gemma atoma can help on on content. Why? It isn't important to teach our kids or children or generation ourselves to be innovative thinkers not to innovate in religion, innovator things thinks out of the box, encourage that support that Be proud of your kids when they come up with something like that.
and always be comfortable with your choices.
Find any brothers or sisters, don't misunderstand me. Don't mix between
breaking the unity of the Muslim. And what I'm talking about. I'm not talking about go break the unity of the Messiah, because we still can have a different opinion but we still united
we have different choices but we still want family.
Don't ever misunderstand. I'm not calling you to disrespect the scholars to disrespect the culture to disrespect the mother to disrespect the group that you work with No, I'm asking you to respect them. But part of respecting them is to add variety maybe to them opinions to the
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