Time – A Wasted Treasure – 2013 ICNA-MAS Convention
Channel: Wisam Sharieff
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Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Hello Bella alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Rasool e NaVi al Karim, Allah Allah He wa sahbihi Nakai Nepal hearin Allahumma anta Sadam worming kasana tabarrok Tejada Jelani monochrome hyena, da da da Samia yaka Yun, I extend to you the speech that the angels in paradise will say to you Allahumma in the article Jana assalamu. aleikum wa rahmatullah wa.
Very quickly, how many people attended the y m thing? Okay, I've been speaking for Al Hamdulillah, some number of years Messiah are sitting amongst us that was mind blowing. So if we could do half of that one more time, for those of you who weren't there was, I'm going to use the word magical, and I know that's problematic, but let's just try it together. inshallah. So you're going to do two sounds, you're going to feel your air like a pump, y'all know it. No one knows what a pump is pumped out there. Like my mom didn't give me one of those. Okay, let's try with and then we're gonna let the air out. Like you're letting the air out of a tire. So you're gonna say the word law they see
sometimes we say Allahumma. Allah, I want you to say the word law. Can everyone say law?
Now at the y m thing, we didn't do it with as much passion, but it's 1115 1117 to do it with a little bit of flavor. I know Connecticut people not so much flavor, but you know, sorry. Come on, guys. How flavorful are you guys? So let's try our best New Yorkers. Can we show them some flavor flavor?
This is totally inappropriate, but it's okay.
So can we show them a little bit of flavor, please? You know, the lava is something that illuminates when Allah subhana wa Tada, we all know second revelation ozy da, LA,
de la, give some flavor to it. Okay, so start from the beginning. Sharla. And if I may request, it's durood. And Salam and Mohammed Rasulullah. Sit up for the love of God, please. I mean for 10 minutes then after that I'll be out of your hair. And I'm prepping you in this way because one of our teachers is sitting amongst us when Imam Zaid comes up here in sha Allah we will tone it down we will sit up and we will take the.on the respect that is
important once when those of knowledge are speaking so now let's go a little bit lumbar spine sternum. Let's go everyone with me a long
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pucker your lips like you would kiss his forehead when you met him. Mohammed
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam y'all want to do that one time together. So it's Allahumma slowly was suddenly mala Nabina Muhammad Yaga along whom Mount slony
v Yuna, Mohammed, Allah federal hemanta Huracan has to be Allahu La Ilaha Illa who Allah He talkin to a horrible arshi
Imam suhaib Webb and I were discussing his topic and he did not like his topic of recreational drugs shisha and marijuana and then he took most of my topic which is time and I'm
okay so I'm sitting there you know the young student of knowledge and big shares of Allah sir comes up here totally takes my topic, amazingly presents, it rants at you
For like 10 minutes, and then he Pat's, me on the shoulder on the way out he goes, sorry about that one.
I was like,
Okay, you go hang out with the NASA I'll sort this one out.
So in that much time I scurried outside turn on the bat signal and Milan of the NASA had a brand new talk for me. So inshallah we will try our best to assist take a few moments here. I'm going to try to touch a few very important things being from California, I am a lot more well versed realistically a lot more well versed with the drug situation. However, you want to explain that it's just a part of the culture out in Cali. So I'm going to leave that drugs shisha young man, let's just do one thing. Let's just do one thing to get it out of the way. How about we make intention tonight? We're not going to smoke shisha. How about that? Brother. My brother's Hang on. Allahu
Akbar. Can you brothers? Can you make that intention? Just for now? Sir, I have talked about it for another 10 minutes about Yes, fair enough. Let's just make that intention use look at the sharee decisions on whether smoking is this or that that's between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala. But what I would like to do is quickly entertain the concept of time. When we discuss time, many times there are two extremes in the Muslim ummah. Number one is, as soon as you tell someone, hey, I watched Iron Man three, or I watched I hope you didn't watch. But I watched Fast and Furious number 38. Right. So at some point, you tell someone what is your religious family member, but they tell
you, La hawla.
Right, I don't know what the ears have to do with anything. But in reality, there's either two extremes you wasted time you could have done. But then again, you could have done with every moment of your day, you could worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. With every beat of the heart, you can be aware of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the fact that he created you. So let's make a benchmark. Don't be holier than thou. What I encourage everyone to do here is something really simple and I will take you to points to conquer time.
Tomorrow evening, I will be discussing, because you were I'm supposed to talk about social media and video games, right? So that's with drugs and a whole mess of other things. I'm supposed to talk about social media, and about video games. I used to be the manager at Toys R Us in the video game section. So I know my games. No, I'm serious. I know my games. I will tell you this much. Let's take it to an extreme. So social media sisters, if you just write down a fun fact, I asked a pediatrician, they followed up with this. Do you realize that every time you check your Facebook or Twitter, this is an you could be Instagram or what's the other one calls? Well, I know their face. I
can't say that up on stage. Sorry, brother. He said, What do you say? kink kick. Sorry. It was like kink. And I was like, now for me, buddy. It is a late night show but not now.
Every time you check social media, your brain goes through a certain set of patterns. So say you're working you take 10 minutes out, you're watching a patient you're about to beat on you whip out your phone and you check your Facebook, it takes your brain 15 minutes to get involved in the activity you were previously doing. I did not know that. I was like yeah, no, I'm serious. After you finish the law. What's the first thing you do brothers? Right? Yes, so now
this is what you do you say so now our econ de la Samaniego stuff with us stuff for law stuff. Right fam y'all are laughing But ain't nobody laughing for the truth because we look at our phones. So that's the first thing I just want to leave it there as a as a general concept. When you check constantly the status of other people. First thing that happens immediately is it takes your brain 15 minutes to get back to what you're doing. If you're memorizing Hold on, if you're spending time with your family now hang on here, brothers, brothers who are married. Do you know the level of disrespect to female experiences when you're talking to her and you're staring at your phone? You
know, like every wife is like
I told you,
Okay, so when he turns over and you're looking at their phone, this is something that is outside of Adam, this is something that's outside of etiquette, but let's push forward a little bit.
The first thing that we need to realize that I'm going to be discussing this a little bit more tomorrow when we think internet, young men when we think internet, right? Yes, that's what we think. And that is the function and the purpose of internet for young people. It is pornography. Right? I told you I gotta be real for like two minutes and then we'll go back to having fun Hang on. The reality of pornography on the internet is that it is not an American problem. Because in America, it's accepted only in places where they are conservative that makes Muslims conservative Christians. They don't have an outlet out. So
They experience these things. And this is the research that I came upon just yesterday after like six, seven weeks. The average porn watcher spends approximately two hours and does something where he prolongs he or she, he prolongs the watching of this so that they can prolong their own pleasure. What am I trying to make this direct to?
If you believe brother, I don't know what you're talking about pornography is only for evil people. You live in a bubble number two, the reality that constantly watching my Facebook, my Twitter feed, it is going to have someone else's post about somebody. And it is going to lead you within three clicks. And this is information, statistical information. It takes a 10 year old three clicks to reach imagery. And when I say pornographic you feel uncomfortable, right? What they show on Pretty Little Liars what they show on brothers and sisters what they show on the new normal is pornography guys 10 years ago, you wouldn't you wouldn't be comfortable with that a pediatrician would tell
that's aggressive. I don't think your child should be exposed to this. But because this is being done to a slowly, time is not something that's a concern to us. So I am not going to dilly dally with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, I am telling you that it will inevitably bring you and actually direct my attention here. Brothers, it will inevitably bring you to a place that will leave you having to make a tough decision. Call us. Number two sisters. The reality of Facebook for females is a way to experience someone else's life because your life is empty. A mother came to me once and said my daughter got her nose pierced and I said, Okay, that's cool. So weird, whatever
And she said, No, I'm upset. I said What's so wrong? She said all of her friends knew that her nose was pierced before I did. And I still couldn't get the concept sisters. Can you tell me what she did?
She got her nose pierced. She ran up the stairs posted on Facebook. 38 friends liked it and her mom didn't know.
It's too far, I guess I don't know. At this point, it's it's this Halloween feeling because the weird part of this conversation is 50% of the room is saying and stuff for law. 20% of the room is like, well, what's the big deal? It's not that bad. It's only your mother.
And there lies the issue. Last but not least, I'll touch on video games, Horace. Don't worry about this one. I'm gonna go all the way on this. Friends.
Do you realize that Call of Duty Modern Warfare is used by the United States government? The army uses it to train for battles in Afghanistan and in Iraq. Were you aware of that? Yes. Okay, as long as you know that then play knowing that as long as you know that actual soldiers hold PlayStation controllers play so that they can learn maps and terrains and how to kill people. I'm down. I'm down Do whatever you have to do after that. Now, this is my topic, if I may try to explain what we're going to do with our time. So videogames parents there are labels on video games for a reason. I used to have little kids coming into the KB toys when I was there and toys and Toys R Us they would
curse at me they would swear at me because they were trying to buy San Andres by city they're trying to buy Vice City they were trying to buy these games and I'm like look young and I go sell you know game and they're like boo boo bit Latins cousin Blue Blue.
When they used to use that kind of language, I'd be like, Huh, maybe the game would help you use this correctly.
But trust me, I got this true feeling of happiness when I would look at them and say, I can't give you this video game.
Now there's a reason why there are labels moms, I encourage you to do what every parent should do you watch one hour of TV with your kids a week with them whatever show they watch, watch it with them and play the game with your kid. How hard to just hold the control your diet 10 times it's okay. Right? Just sit there hold the control. Y'all are laughing but I'm giving tangible things. Hold the controller play the game with your child. Which one
you did Mashallah. The brother has some information. Maybe he'll be here soon. allama taka COVID. Dean, Allah give him an understanding of religion. I mean, it's tough crowd man.
Now we're going to take it a step further. I'd like to talk about time. The reality is, is we aren't all going to change our life and become more religious, you're not going to stop doing things. So what I would like to encourage you to do is fill in times of your day with Allah. Look, we pray five times a day, right? If you don't, and this is going to offend people, so I'm going to try it with Iran. If you don't pray five times a day, even though it is hard to pray five, begin to pray to when you pray to salewa Today, next week, add one and you will
Find the ease in making the Salawat but I assume Aigner, y'all pray five times a day. So what I'm going to ask you to do is between the Salawat between your prayer brothers, I want you to find Allah subhanho wa Taala in the day. Now this could be if you want to write down a word with me write down the word Quranic supplication, there are 30 or 29 at the area in the Quran, that while you're walking around during the day, you can just say Allah. Now you tell me where this where this is from? us the body is Salatu was salam, I'll give you the example was thrown in a well his brother's lied about his death. He was tried to be seduced by an older woman, thrown in jail, left in jail,
lied about slandered became the Minister of Finance, became a king, his father and brothers who tried to kill him came back to him. What was the words he said to Allah when all the puzzle pieces went into place? Anybody knows?
not this one. No, he asked for less help. I'm saying at the end. A lot of times we think about Allah when you need something. This is why and you Mama, you said it right. This is why use of artists Adams da as car. It's for us. We live in North America. We have everything you don't need to ask Allah for anything. When all the puzzle pieces fell and all of his patients and charts were done. When all of the cooking and laundry was done when all of his homework and finals were done. He said phoneclean on some
don't funny most NEMA one.
How many times have you thought through a day? Don't ask Allah for anything. But when you finish work and you walk out of work, say Allah has to be Allah. Can you say it with me blow through your scene from here say has to be a law.
Okay, check your breath. Watch its second party throw. It's a guttural sound say?
Yeah, y'all should have done that before coming, but help you out on this? 111 30 I'm telling you check your breath. womenfolk. Do your thing.
Okay, everyone has been?
Has be Allahu la
Illa who has to be Allahu La Ilaha Illa. Who? These are the area? Are you recognizing God? I'm happy. My day is good. How many times you get through the day a lie need this alarm stuck in traffic. But when you get out of traffic, can you remember Allah? That's the only share that I want to have with you today. Number one, I want you to bring a lot into the beautiful parts of your day. Just when something goes good when you drain it three ways when you drain three, when you drain it. Oh, brother, could you stand up from when you drain a three I need you to say has Viola brothers when you line it up? I don't know why you line up so much. But you know when you line it up so tight
you can like give yourself a papercut say has to be Allah when Maulana Nasir matched his shirt to his shoes. What did I tell him to say has to be alone sisters when your hijab pin matches your socks
you know you all do it you know y'all like setups it their job pin and socks? Hey, I would do it. No problem. I guess that's kind of awkward.
Number one bring a lead to the beautiful parts of your day and I'm only going to close with something that I think is most important. So friends get answered the question here quickly. How many days of prayer? How many prayers do we have in a day? Five what kind of prayers for give me English?
Yeah, obligatory don't mean jack. Do you give me an English word?
I don't speak so much education's
obligatory is too hard. You have to and if you don't
thank you. This is important.
Did you just tell me to go to hell?
Cuz it's on like Donkey Kong outside. I mean, I'm down.
You go to hell. Fair enough. There is one prayer in the day, which is why Jim, important me to explain something to you in all four schools of thought. There is something in a day that is wajib. If you do not pray with her, you will attain sin, but not go to hell due to that sin. Does that make sense? My sister is right. If you don't pray fourth prayers and you sit consciously. I'm not talking about a surgeon who's locked up in the ER. I'm talking about someone who constantly says bump that God gave me everything for free and I did it myself. That guy not so good. We make to offer him a lot of my venusaur ultimate stuff him but there's a second prayer which is called winter with
Prayer when you pray with their brothers
you ain't a brother but that works. Brothers one more time.
I'm not really after Asia, I make my Russia exactly on time before you sleep Mr. Malik's practice was to pray with by closest so the next action was to sleep. Some according to the law, if you go with the honey flow, then you can't speak after weather so bear with me here for a second.
I want you all to pray with her because you can.
I want you to go to Allah subhanho wa Taala fresh wood fresh no such thing as I have with you for winter. look this up amongst the muh*a ha not none of them prayed with her with the same woods. They made fresh widow but I want you to think about something. And I'm not playing here at all. I actually tried to implement this everyday before coming. I want you to make fresh widow brothers, I want you to comb your beards out sisters, I want you to put I want you to put lotion on your face. And then I want you to dry it.
Hang on, hang on. I want you to you know how a surgeon cleans their hands. I would like you because these are the hands that are going to stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala and with her, I don't want you to touch this light switch. I want you to come out of the bathroom. With sterile hands. You can use this to close the light bear with me.
You have lotion on your face, your clothes are clean your night suit is you have clean clothes on. Not small clothes, but clean clothes. You have lotion on your face and brother's eye again, I'm not joking. If your beard is thick, take a hairdryer. I don't want anything to be touching or itching your face at all sisters I told you to oil overlay whatever you got to do, do your thing. But seriously, come out of the bathroom. Praise Salatin wait
and pray with her because you can. This is a use of your time. Look, we're all going to send through the day guys. Tomorrow morning. We're gonna be 10 billboards on the way here. Tomorrow morning, the radio station in the elevator is gonna play music. Let's just be real. With her is the only thing you have between you and Allah. And nobody knows about it. Winter is the only prayer whether you pray according to the Maliki shaft theory or humbly opinion with there is a conversation between you and Allah. I believe my time is done. May I take one last minute, one minute. There's one do I want you to read in with her? It's a duel that shakes me in my core. If you could repeat this throughout
it would mean a lot. But I think I touched a few topics we're not going to smoke tonight in sha Allah be isn't in law sisters, we'll do our best not to live our lives on the internet. And finally, we will realize if you spend time on the internet, you will end up amongst the
$16.9 billion pornographic industry but that's call us we'll leave it at that. Now let's take it a step further. And I'm not joking. I would like to pray with their like a surgeon. I would like you to walk in Don't touch anything because these are the hands after you make go nude in the third Raka What are you going to do?
And hold these hands up to a love. You don't want them to touch anything. I don't know, maybe only a doctor could have experienced this. You know, when your hands are sterile and you touch anything, then you can tell that you touch something right. That's why they do this. I've walked in I've been there. They don't touch it because even just touching yourself I touched something sterile field is broken. I want you to repeat a doula with me tried to memorize it today inshallah, if not all of it, half of it.
But listen to the words of this da. And this will make your time count. And I will leave you on one subtle word before we do this. If anyone in this room still has trouble recognizing whether
a law really is worth our time.
Take a moment right now amongst 2000 3000 people to
take a moment amongst these people to say if God isn't worth your time.
What are 3000 other people doing here?
Are they all really just that genuinely stupid. They're all the opiate of the masses you can write this down. If religion is the opiate of the masses than opium is the religion of the masses.
I asked you to think about this. If you are sitting in this room trying to decide whether you're going to be Islamic or not. Just do yourself a favor. You think you are the only one who figured it out and all these other people are morons. I'm asking a genuine question. Are you willing to gamble your life on a Las Vegas craps table and say, You know what? All these religious people, they got it messed up. I'm gonna roll the dice and be like,
I'm worth my time. God isn't. I didn't say a word of religion to you. I asked you to play. Come I will fly you to Vegas. I want you to roll your life on dice. That's what you do.
When you don't accept a likes, needs your time I'm not asking you to become religious. I'm saying accepted. God needs our time. And once you've accepted that, life gets a lot better. Beautiful, narrative and sound books of Hadith. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the sound narrations whoever reads this law and dies in the morning, Allah will give him Jenna sounds trivial, right? It's the promise of my Lord. He said whoever reads this law at night and passes away a level give him Jenna so we do this tonight. And even if you don't believe a lot owes your time you're still gonna repeat after me because you paid 50 bucks to get in here. So let's get it on a law who man
Oh Allah, you are my Lord.
You begin to the Arabic it's like this whole talk was in Arabic. La Ilaha Illa and
there is no other deity God other than you
You created me from nothing.
What and I will do
and I am your slave.
Listen to these words and I will close on this. What Anna? Allah? deca Whoa.
deca my cellulite, Mama, this is the most beautiful one. Because when you make this prayer, are you saying he got or what are you saying? You God, you're talking directly to Allah. When Allah de kawahara, deca Mustapha, Allah, I am your slave and I will stick by my promise, I will stick by my promise that I will believe in you and give you my time, to the must satellite to the best of my ability.
I will complete the dwad there, there's so much more for us to do. You do come to LA. If you type these words into YouTube, you will find them if you type the words, do our review. Do I do a review into YouTube? I made 30 videos with small area. And if you type the word for unex applications, they will be there. I will ask you to do this much. When you spend three hours watching a Bollywood flick when you spend 16 hours finishing the playoffs? I only ask you one question. Not telling you not to watch it.
If you spend three hours doing one activity, can you not spend half of that time in the remembrance of Allah? Right Walking Dead people walking dead people? Boo. Okay, yeah, you know, there's like 100 walking dead people. They're all like, gnomes to religious for this thing.
Walking Dead. That's halaal ceram. Okay, those of us who put time into a specific series, okay, watch office people.
Must you Hoot for everything. I would have been okay with Yes. How they are the big 10 years we spent with those people. 10 years we spent with Pam and Jim 10. But Hang on. Hang on, though. Do we know the lives of the companions as well? I'm not trying to make you sad. I'm trying to say if you watch a 22 minute episode of a sitcom, watch a 29 minute episode of the life of aroma radi Allahu dadan. It's free on YouTube, the Qatari government spent $70 million
in order to produce this.
No Pam and Jim, no problem. Be a fan of Oscar. No problem. If you spend 22 minutes with them, spent 15 minutes with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Time is in your hands. It's the only thing that you have the ability or control over dissolve later and I will see everyone tomorrow anything that was said clean today is from Allah. May I ask you a question that will take a yes or no, you can say no, I won't mind. How many people intend who will pray with her today?
Can you get along with her?
No, I mean, can I really get along with birds like this? The speaker shakes a law Who?
Just like Mardi Gras de la I once again, out of respect for the Messiah who are amongst us. They don't really appreciate the clapping. So I'll walk away and you guys just say Allahu Akbar, and it'll be perfect. Ready? Three, two
very soon Ah,