Monsters are Real

Yahya Ibrahim


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Halloween Khutbah


AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of pride and being a "sallama" in life, citing examples from the Bible and spiritual experiences of people. They also touch on the concept of "the eye of envy," which describes people as evil and can lead to evil behavior. The importance of faith in life is emphasized, along with the need for practicing behavior and learning from guidance of Islam. The segment also touches on the importance of avoiding mistakes and sinful behavior in life.
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Yeah, you are Latina am an otaku la Hawa Kulu colons sadita. Useless lacunae, Anna lack of oil filled Baku, Baku, woman, Utah Illa Havasu LA who support Faza 1000 Alima My bad. Always we begin with the praise of Allah we send our prayers of peace upon our Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we testify none is worthy of worship of Allah, and that I want to be a sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is worshiping slave and final messenger. I always remind myself in you have Taqwa Allah azza wa jal. And I pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah blesses you and I with greater love for him, fear of him and hope in His mercy Allahumma Amin

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monsters are real.

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You might be surprised by me saying something like that.

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There are those who are Emotional Vampires. There are those who are transforming werewolves. And there are those who are like The Walking Dead.

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Each of them is mentioned to us in the Quran.

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And of course, you know, we're in a time where today the commercial, financial and economic systems are built on having different holidays and getting people to spend money. And the concepts that relate to Halloween are things that we as Muslims, we don't practice. But the monsters that are discussed in a lot of those kind of folklore have a real presence, in terms of our behavior and attitude with each other.

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Let's speak about The Walking Dead. Allah Subhana Allah tells us in the Quran, that there are people who are alive, but they don't have life. And I want you to know that a person can eat and drink and walk and speak and talk and read and write, but they are unliving. In their heart, there is no light. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, a woman can and Matan give them the example of The Walking Dead, the one who's dead for a nap. And that person I gave them life while they were in that state of death.

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And I put in their heart, Nora on em Shibi Heafy not amongst mankind, I put in their heart that light The light of knowledge of who I am. And what I ask of them, the light of truth and the tradition of faithfulness in Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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There are those whose only form of life is eating, drinking enjoyment. They get up in the morning and the only thing they think about what's for breakfast, what do I need to do today? What's my job? What am I going to go in school, they finish their day at school, they come back they go to sleep, they wake up, they do it again and again and again. And each and every day of their life takes by and nothing foundational links them to the one who placed them here in the first place.

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There are those who live amongst other human beings but they act as if they are animals.

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Anytime a human being reaches the carom Welaka Khurana buddy Adam, I've honored mankind.

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Allah gave you a nice something he didn't give to the other creatures that walk this earth. They have similar genetics to us. They have similar makeup to us. They have bodies and they have mind and they can feel and they have emotions and animals have all those experiences. But they have one thing that you and I have that they don't have, which is that we are accountable to Allah we hold ourselves that there is a greater purpose in life.

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Then just existing.

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Then just being

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that I have something more to do than just breathing in and out. And Allah describes this in the Quran.

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He said that there are people yet Kulu

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Kulu Anam one now who must one left home, there are those who eat and drink just like cattle, just like animals, but eventually that lifestyle will lead them to no other place than Hellfire eternally.

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There are those who are uknown Liab Zerona Biha. There are those who have been blessed with sight but they don't see

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what are their known ly USMA on their behalf and ears, but they don't hear with them even though they listen.

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watch Hulu live Ahuna Bihar and a conscious heart that you teach them right and wrong. Give them a clarity of where to go where not to what to do what not to, but they ignore it. So they have no insight. There is a difference between bizarre sight and basura insight to see and feel and know what others fail to see and know because their heart is dark, without light of faith.

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There are those who are like vampires.

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They wish to suck the life out of you. They suck out any happiness you have Subhanallah sometimes they're friends, right? You have this moment of success you did well on a test, you achieved something that maybe others didn't, maybe your friend hasn't. And although from the outside, they may not show it, they may not say Oh, I wish it was me instead of you. There is this very live and real poison and disease that can grow in human beings. And it's called a hazard and health. And the prophets I send them said, Al has said that envy

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eats away the good in your life, the way fire consumes it.

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The prophets I send them warned us about the evil eye ally in

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the eye has an energy and a power that when there's jealousy behind it when there's covetousness when there's rage at someone else's success that you failed him at times there are people who when they look at you, they have this idea of greed.

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In other cultures, they call it the green eye of envy. In all cultures of the world, they have this concept that a person just watching you from a distance hating the success that you had, wanting what you have and hoping that if they can't get it, at least you lose it or who do bIllahi min Dallek, may Allah protect you and I from it.

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There are those who are werewolves.

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They walk

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and act normal.

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And then something happens.

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You might have said something you might have done something,

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something that maybe upsets them, and all of a sudden it's almost like a light switch flicks. And from a moment they were normal, just as they usually are, and then they become a ferocious beast.

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And you're surprised that this same person who I've known for days, weeks, months, maybe even years, I've known since we grew up, that that person could have the capacity to use that word to me to say that word and describing my mother or to curse or to swear that that person could take from me what I never thought that they would.

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And the monsters that you read about in folklore, the monsters sadly that are celebrated. In fact, they come in that mythology from real places that are just exaggerated.

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And Islam comes to give you an eye the solution.

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It comes to say to you and I that we are the people from the inside out, not the outside in. It's from the inside that matters the most. Each and every one of you over the last few weeks we've been talking about Salah in our high school classes. And each and every time that I met with you there was one thing that I stress the first rule the most important rule.

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The one thing that if you begin with your soul that becomes better your life becomes better your faith becomes better your studies become better your home life with your parents.

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better, you become a better friend, a better neighbor, a better citizen, a better Australian, a better high school student, you become better in everything with that first rule. And that first rule is Allah is the master and I am the slave. Allah is the One who gives the law and I'm the one who follows.

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And one of the greatest pride you and I have as Muslims,

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especially you as young Muslims, my beautiful high school students as you're growing up,

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that beautiful lesson that Allah is first, it's what you heard and then Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest.

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It's more important than any other thing that will come in your way in life. And it's greater than any other thing that will ever be in front of you in life.

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Because no one in this world has power, except that it is given to them by Allah and it is Allah who can take it and change it as He wills.

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And therefore, it becomes important for you and I to focus on what's inside us that thought about who is Allah to me? And what does Allah want from me? And what am I prepared to give to Allah? Not for him because nothing I give you a better Allah or increase Allah. But what can I give that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will give me in return, masha Allah with my year 11 students, we were looking through some of your artwork today. And over the next few days, as you come into my Islamic Studies class, we're going to be categorizing which ones you think are the top prizes and so on. It's going to be you guys who choose the finalists without knowing who did what, who drew what Subhanallah, we

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were categorizing different things, Mashallah. And there was this beautiful artwork, I'm not saying that it's better than the others are worse than the others. But what message it had, it was one of our students who remembered a hadith that I shared in the class.

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She drew this picture of waves crashing on a moon filled night.

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And on the back she recorded that hadith that the prophets I send them said that Allah said

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no and whether kumana Hirakud were in second Medina calm if the first of you to the last of you, all human beings from the beginning of time till the end. If all human beings if all gene ever created, if all these billions and billions were to stand, Allah saw, he didn't want to have to stand in one place at one time, and everybody asked me for what they wanted. Allah says individually, you ask and I ask and she asked, and he asked, everybody asked for what they want in the same moment, and Allah gave it to everyone in the same time, man NEFA semi Mulkey Shea, it would deplete nothing from my kingdom. It's not even a drop from an ocean.

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That is Allah, who you place inside as you stand behind me today in salatu. Juma that is the thought I want you to have about Allah in your heart.

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That there is nothing you can ask of Allah, that can be provided there's nothing that you need that it is not in his blessing and generous hands. And there is nothing that you seek from other than Allah that they can give you without his permission. I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala protects us from being these monsters, these vampires who suck the life out of others, that Allah protects us from being them or interacting with those who change from one moment in time to another that they go from being friend to foe being happy to anger and to viciousness that Allah Subhana Allah protects us from ever being zombie like and walking the earth just to eat and drink and empty and hollow on

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the inside a photo they had that was still federal law Hello ovviamente welcome for selfie rule in the hood hoo hoo, Rahim.

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Alhamdulillah Hamza SHA Corinne. Also that was salam ala say you didn't want saline. So you know whenever you know, have you been? Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salim to Sleeman kathira. So what's the solution? What's an easy solution? How do I find the way what way can I move forward in life? What's the way brother Yahia that if I just do this one thing, everything kind of comes in the right place? Well, the one thing is to model your behavior after the one who we are ordered by

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Allah to love witches Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the more you learn about the Messenger of Allah, the more you read what he said, the more you read about how we practice. The more you read about the things he gave up, the things he fought for the things he pushed away from, the more you read about his generosity, his character, his ethics, his truthfulness, the more you learn about him as a person.

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And then see, to practice as much of it as you can, especially when it's difficult.

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When it's inconvenient, and when it's hard. And when it's private, more so than when it's public. You find that Allah opens your heart to guidance, and Allah Subhana Allah gives us a very simple equation in the Quran, that those Alladhina todo those who follow the guidance they already have, you and I we know Salah is five times a day, the one of us who begins to master it and make our five without missing one. Zeke now whom Huda Allah says I give them more guidance, meaning I open their heart to wanting to do better things. If you're sitting with me right now, and you're wondering Subhanallah you know, he says, all these great things that I've met, everybody's telling me to do

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the right thing, I just never do it. The problem isn't that you don't want to do it. The problem is, is the things you already know the simple things that are already there, the things that you're already being called to you've ignored them. So why would Allah give you more of that which you have already rejected in its small amount, and you want to larger remember?

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Allah Subhana Allah tells us about the people who came before us for lemma Zaboo Azov Allahu kuruva when they left the path, when they knew what they were supposed to follow, when they knew the guidance is this, this is what I should do. This is how I should live. This is how I should speak. This is how I should dress these are the things that I should do when they knew it. And then they said I'm going to take a different road zafu they took a path other than and as as Allah Hoopoe Boham, Allah took their hearts away, that they no longer felt sad that they weren't doing what's right. And there's no greater tragedy than you don't feel sorrow when you've missed. There's no

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worse crime than for you to be given everything that you have in the five minutes Allah has ordained and ordered upon you that you don't fulfill it. And worse is that in your heart, you feel no shame.

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Because if that becomes life, then you're The Walking Dead. And you are nothing more than those who live upon this earth. Just to eat and to drink and show little gratitude to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, may Allah open our hearts to his light. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah was to remain firm upon the way of the prophets of Allah Allah you will send them may Allah bless your home with the love of the reading of the Quran and the prayers in the night. May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow from those who are seated here, those who will be Imams for our community and other communities in the future. May Allah Subhana Allah protect you and provide you and assist you. May Allah protect

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our staff and our students, our parents and our teachers. May Allah protect our school and our principal and administrators and board from that which is sinful and lead us all to that which is pleasing to Him. Allahumma Amin I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala leads us to a path of righteousness and guidance and takes us away from modeling our behavior after those who have strayed and turn to sin. mean Allah marriage in Islam Allah Muslimeen working with other other Deen Allah Medina with him Yahama Raha mean, Allah Who Magna Allah avec Rika washoku. Erica was Nevada take her there was a little heavy Mohammed in Allah who

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he Quetta who you saw Luna Allah NaVi. Yeah, yo holla Deena and sudlow Allah he will certainly move. Taslima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Arctica Rasool he can never hear me you either early or Safi wa Sallim wa acclimatise sada