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Name of Allah, the Compassionate, The Most Merciful. All praise is due to a law. We bear witness that no one is worthy of worship but Allah and we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is indeed his final messenger. The best of speech is the book of a law. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who listen to the best of speech and follow the best of guidance, the Book of Allah, and the way of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Yaga rasulillah is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mali, Joshua Javi unilin Allahu alayhi wa sallam Walla Walla hookah saw
a companion once came to the Prophet peace be upon him
to tell him about what has happened during his day. He
said O Messenger of Allah. I was walking in the market,
said O Messenger of Allah. And they passed by me, a beautiful woman
said I kept walking to LA. And I was looking at her. She's walking by. I'm looking at her as I am walking, because I didn't see what was in front of me because I was too busy looking, looking at the woman. It said, O Messenger of Allah, the minute I turned, there was a poll, and I ran into the poll.
And my nose bled as a result of this.
And I was so ashamed of what just happened. I decided that I am not cleaning myself. I am just going to take this and take it to the Prophet peace be upon him. He came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them with the story of what happened. The process silom did not say much. But a law spoke at that point. And it was revealed to the Prophet peace be upon him at that point polhill momineen yo boomin of sorry, him. Why?
He said, inform the believing men to lower their gazes and protect their private parts or protect their chastity
and then the following verses and tell the believing women to lower their gaze and protect their chastity and Allah informs us that then you can ask Allah, that this is much futile for them. As you know, my brothers and sisters, Islam came with all these rituals, but it came generally speaking was five principles in order that we implement them five principles, you know, recognize the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Appreciate the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam make sure that we are involved in social service social justice
This for the people who are around us. But then one thing that Islam truly emphasizes is that the subjugation of passion that we be in charge of our own desires, not having our desires run our affairs. And that is why Allah Subhana Allah makes this a condition if you want to go to Paradise, but in half on the camara be oola, when a handcuffs and in Hawa are in the janetta helma. It says, For those who truly stand the meeting before the Lord, because one day so how long we will, we will go through that those who are aware,
and those who are concerned about the day that when they need the Lord, when a handcuffs and how they subjugated their passion, they directed themselves not being directed by their own desires for imagenet give them the good news welfare.
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that truly their final abode is going to be paradise May Allah Subhana Allah makers of the people of paradise. But see, this is not something that we just wish, rather that this is something that we have to work for, be concerned about the day that we meet our Creator. And remember that our own nests are our own selves, they have lowly desires, the desires themselves are not the problem.
But what happens is in what channels do you put the desires, it's not wrong to have the desires harden. But the Quran says make sure that you put them in the proper channel, so that you are engaged in self discipline and self control. And that is a mark of a believer that a believer is in charge of your own self to begin with. So today, my brothers and sisters are going to talk to you about an industry
that has been making so much money,
of the fact that we are led by our desires and temptations and not the other way around. It is precisely what Allah speaks about when it said
to him, tell the believing men that believing women to lower their gaze and protect their chastity. We'll be talking about pornography,
the sexually images that are used marketed to us to arouse people and people are hooked into it.
And they are addicted to it on the industry that has been corrupting families, young people leading into divorce, and some of the most terrible acts of addictions. Pornography serious my brothers and sisters.
The average just gonna throw some numbers at you dazzling numbers.
There are 420 million pages on the web dedicated to pornography.
There are 4.2 million websites dedicated to nothing but pornography.
at every given second, listen to this. at every given Second, there are 29,000 people on the net looking for pornography
at every given second, not day, not minute, at every given second 29,000 people looking for pornography.
That translates into 68 million searches a day only for pornography.
The status of all 160,000 of them are people looking for child pornography.
Every 39 minutes. There is a website that comes on dedicated only to pornography.
In the US here people spend over a billion dollars a month just for pornography.
Worldwide average is over $100 million a day.
This is how much money people invest or waste on pornography.
We live in the place that makes most pornographic movies in the world San Gabriel Valley 13,000 movies a year
because there are consumers on constant basis. People are finding these consumers and these customers and what happens about pornography nowadays is that it's only a click away.
You are in your
own room private office, nobody's looking at your laptop, maybe you're in the coffee shop or wherever you may be, it is just a click away.
If you have an email, the junkman you go there, you will have access to it.
If you don't look for it will look for you.
The average age of a child beginning being bombarded with these pornographic images is eight.
This is when they are first exposed to it.
And remember my brothers and sisters, we don't look at these problems and say, capital problems. We don't have a problem like this in our community hamdulillah we are Muslims. That is what we call an illusion. That is lying to ourselves. This is feel good, but there is really no basis for it. Because it is serious. And it is a serious issue in our own communities. We Muslims are guilty of this, we are impacted by it. Our families are impacted by it, unless we address it unless we bring it to the open and say look, this is a problem that is taking place, we will be in deep trouble my brothers and sisters.
pornography is responsible for at least 20% of divorce that is taking place.
You may not be consuming it. But somebody else may be as a child who has never been exposed, exposed to it or never thought of consuming it. Because a family member is that's led to divorce. Now you are impacted by it. Even though you've never seen it. You don't even know what it is.
So we've got to bring this up. We've got to talk about this issue and Subhan Allah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. One beautiful thing about our beloved messenger is that he spoke about issues that were of concern to the masses.
In fact, will lie there was this author, a British author, she said about him, of all the people that spoke about sex. The only person that spoke about sex openly and honestly was the prophet of Islam, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we don't shy away from talking about this. Allah speaks about it, the prophet peace be upon him about it. But what happens is, to what end? are we speaking about it so that we are enlightened, so that we are empowered? Some of us our parents want to know about this so that I can talk about it to my children? Some of us are the younger ones. And you know what, every time I click on my computer images like these, they bombard me and I just don't know
what to do with it. And some of us, man, I know exactly what you're talking about. Because I suffer from this. I am addicted to it. So hiding our heads in the sand is no longer an option. You see this, you speak about it. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does the most beautiful job in speaking about it. You all know that Hadees where the Prophet peace be upon him says all young men, whoever is able to get married, let them get married, you will know that had the civil lawsuit that had his has a story. And we must have said that one time we were in the in the masjid Medina, the message of the Prophet peace be upon him. And he said, this was a gathering of all the young, single
companions, young single men. And he said, and we were talking about that, which young men talk about. What do young men talk about when they're together? single young men, what do they talk about? Talk about women.
So the Prophet peace upon him walked in.
And he said, and he looked into our eyes, and he immediately knew what we were talking about. He smiled and he said, Yama*a, Shabaab minister,
said a young man, I'm giving you advice. If you can afford it, you better get married. So he knew about it. It is natural. It's part of our development. If you live long enough, you will go through that stage. But now what happens is, what do you do with that? In what channel do you put it? One of the most beautiful stories story collected by a Muslim, but this companion named up debater said that one day, I was at the outskirts of Medina. And I was enjoying the company of women said I was just sitting there chit chatting with the women, that I had no business to be there. This is I love their company, and I was just chit chatting with them. So when the Prophet peace be upon him passed
by, he said, notice on this one, what are you doing with them women? And he said, Oh, I said I was so embarrassed.
I had to make up a lie, he said, is that I had to lie.
He said Yana Salama, yes, not only hablan dijamin in shabu didn't end. It said O Messenger of Allah. These women are making a rope for me for a camel that just keeps running away from me.
Said I knew I was lying. The Prophet peace be upon him knew that I was lying and he said it was a pathetic life. Said he said nothing. He smiled and he just went by that the next day I was in Medina.
And I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam behind me. He said, I started working really fast, because I wanted to avoid him, said the Prophet peace upon him walked really fast and he caught up with me. And he came next to me and he said, Keith, Hallo. Jamal,
said how's your camel doing? said I was too embarrassed and I just looked down.
So the next day, the prophet peace be upon him was ahead of me. And I was behind him. He said, I started walking really slow, just avoiding him, said the Prophet peace be upon him looked back and he waited for me. And as soon as I came to him, he said, okay for Hagel, German. How's your camel doing? said I was too embarrassed.
Said the third day I was praying inside the masjid.
And I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walk in, said I decided to make it the longest Salah ever. Because I don't want to face the Prophet peace be upon him, said he came. And he sat next to me. And he said to me and
said don't make it too long. I am waiting for you.
That I was done with the Salaam Salaam Alaikum Salam aleikum in the process might and admin he said, gave a hug in German.
How's your camel doing? So the Prophet of Allah, I have such a good grip on it. It's not running away anymore.
See, at that point, the man knew there was no camel.
The prophet SAW Selim knew there was no camel, it became a symbolic talk.
It became a talk to address something that this young man is doing. And the process is helping him and the man knows. But this was not, you know, avoiding it or just you know, pushing it under the rug, No, man, this is about addressing the issue.
This is a real issue. It's breaking families down. And unless we talk about it, it's going to be a bigger problem. So what is it that is wrong with it? So Pamela, please pay attention to this. The biggest thing about porn is that it kills the natural stimulants in the person who's consuming it. Let me explain.
So you Subhan Allah, with us, when we are exposed to anything once, it's exciting, twice, it's exciting three times, it's almost exciting four times, then we become decently sized.
So now what happens is that we need to, you know, get some more, what was exciting to us initially is not doing it. But we want that excitement. So what you do is that you push more and more and more. And that is precisely why there is so much porn out there. Because eventually when people are decent decides to it, you just keep giving them more. So that you create that excitement, you keep that excitement coming again and again and again. So what happens now, the natural stimulants that are within us are now debt.
The saddest is when you see
a sister coming with her husband,
you know, next to my husband, I don't feel like I'm a woman. There is nothing that I can do to excite my husband. My husband is only excited when he watched porn, it is just destroying my family.
What do you do to that?
And if he keeps consuming this, then that is just as good as having an affair.
I see this happening every day in my family and there is nothing that I can do about it. And here comes the brother and he's just embarrassed, says yes, it is a problem. I just don't know what to do.
So it all begins by what Allah subhanaw taala has taught us if you're a believer, remember, the whole idea behind the dean is that you subjugate your passion that we are in the process of self discipline. self control. Yes, I know it's exciting, but I love a lot more. Yes, I know there is temptation there. But this is all about self control and self discipline. What is the whole idea about fasting and all that it's all about standing up for our temptation. It all begins with this. If
We cannot defeat the enemy within. There is really nothing that we can do about the enemy outside.
So we must do that my brothers and sisters, applying these organic principles lower your gaze. Yes, it is exciting lower your gaze. The beautiful thing about our Deen is it's very practical. It is very pragmatic. You cannot guard your chastity unless you lower your gaze. So you better lower your gaze.
Be in the form of poor on the net porn on TV or just outside, you better lower your gaze.
Because if you do not lower your gaze, then you are exposing yourself to the next level. And that is in ability, you're
protecting our chastity. So that does not work.
The second thing is that these are young people. We're talking about children as young as 11 and 12. One more he I have seen Muslim kids who are addicted to pornography.
And I'm not making a lawyer, I'm not making any of this up. These are people that I have seen I talk to
young kid, he can barely express himself as a chef, I watch this every day. I can't go to sleep without watching it. You're only 12. So what happens now is that before these kids are fully developed, they are being bombarded with all these sexual images. And they're just not mature enough to know how to contend with it. So as a result, it is really messing up their minds.
There was a hearing in the Congress and listen to this hearing in the Congress,
and a spokeswoman for this, you know, against porn industry. She's speaking to the Congress, people, they she said the following. She said that addiction to porn is far more serious than addiction to crack and cocaine.
Then she explained to us You said, you can actually clean your body from crack and cocaine, you can get de toxicated your body is now clean. It's been cleansed. There is no longer any traces of coke or cocaine in your body. But she said was pornographic images, they are so ingrained in the mind that getting rid of them is almost impossible.
And as a result now, we become captive and prisoners to these images that have been there for so long, that we've been bombarded with it for so long. And I know that this is not a very comfortable topic. Well, I tell you this Well, I feel it. This is not a very comfortable topic. And I know that we could have been a much safer topic to address. But that is not the point. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam did not shy away from talking about these issues, he would address these issues. And he would talk about them, and he would talk about them so beautifully and openly and honestly, like that British author said, listen to this, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Lacuna Coil,
said that one of you should not be like a beast, Yoruba. giorgetto been hard when a man to have a lay, when he beats his wife during the day and then expects to sleep with her at night. So only an animal does this. But then again, the point is Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would not shy away from addressing these issues.
So the point is, we want to bring about that awareness. You have a young style, you have a son, you have a daughter, say you have an email, don't you? You have a Facebook account, don't you? You know, son, you know my daughter every time you go on the net, sometimes just strange stuff pops up.
Stuff like that comes up son, daughter, you know indecent pictures, they come up, I'm just wondering son, what do you do when that happens?
Or that I click on it and I just close it immediately. Martial Law, sir, talk about it. You've got to address this, pretending like they don't go through it. There's no solve the problem. You've got to address stuff like that. Have to talk about it as uncomfortable as it is. Brothers. If we do not do the education, if we don't do the educating of our children, somebody else will be doing that.
If we don't empower them as to how to fight and resist all that temptation. Somebody else is doing that. Talking about 29,000 people a second are on it, looking for that porn.
So our job as parents, our job as young people is I know this to be a problem. I may have that problem. I'll ask the help of Allah Subhana
Allah. And eventually I want to make sure that I rid myself of this something else that porn does. handla which for people who are engaged in it, you know, people talk about poor self esteem. You want to know about poor self esteem. As a person who's addicted to porn. I'm just ashamed of myself. I can't even see myself, I can't even look myself in the mirror. What happens? Please pay attention. If our principles are up there, our principles and values are up there. And our actions, our behaviors are down here, the higher the gap between what we believe what we think and what we do, the higher the gap, the more misery we bring into our lives.
What it is now that I become very ashamed of what I have done,
and I become guilty about what I have, how I have behaved, and I become very ashamed of myself. And as a result, people become depressed, more ashamed, more depressed, more ashamed, more depressed, and it just gets to be a vicious cycle.
So not only now it's impacting our families, killing our natural stimulants, but now it's just the way that we see ourselves is just too embarrassing. I can't even look myself in the mirror. And as a result, we want to avoid all of that. But it must begin with awareness. What is happening there is serious stuff. And unless we take a stand, empower one another, then we are going to be in deep trouble. May Allah Subhana Allah save us from this era. Apollo cola was tough.
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It said that a glance is like a poisoned arrow of the arrows of the shape on
because once you're guilty of it, it does something to you. It has the impact of poison. And if you keep consuming that poison, it will eventually kill you.
The way that it kills you two ways. It kills your conscience. Please see if you can follow this with me. They say that it was all addictions, we go through four stages. We think about it. Spend time and thinking, fantasize plan, do it feel guilty.
And then time comes by then you start thinking again fantasize planet executed, and then feel guilty.
Time passes by.
Think about it. fantasize, plan it, do it feel guilty. And you know what happens? Eventually. You think about it. You plan it, you do it. But then you don't feel guilty.
You don't feel guilty because you've done it so much so many times. So number one, it kills our conscience.
That that that poison that the Prophet peace be upon him spoke about that it is of the arrows, the poison arrows of shape on that number one that poison you just keep consuming. It kills you. And the first way that it kills you that it kills your conscience.
Secondly, it kills you spiritually.
People say You know what? I don't like coming to the message anymore. Why bother? I'm just involved in this. And every time I just watch it I feel so bad. I just feel like a hypocrite. I don't even want to come to the masjid. So what do you do? I stopped coming to the masjid. Why? How can I come to the masjid and I know what I did last night but now I am a domestic. So now the question says what good is I know what I did last night? comes load time was good is lower. I didn't even pray my budget. And so upon lights snowballs, it snowballs. Yeah, the whole individual Allahu alayhi wa sallam. amanzi burrito copper. So that eventually, the collections and the accumulation of sins will
deliver us into disbelief.
So that's not what we want. But rather what we want is well, like there is hope, please get the help.
And hamdulillah you know, I keep telling you about our department that Access California Family Resource Center. We do have a mental health department there where we help people with their addiction. If that happens to be an issue that you have, please come to us very confidential, non judgmental, it's a very relaxed atmosphere and inshallah We will do our best in extending all the help to others.
Finally but please begin by recognizing that this is wrong and it is actually a disease that is eating up at my spirituality my conscience and it is eating up into my family as well May Allah Subhana Allah save us all Europa lol I mean, it will not be appropriate that we finish this horrible today without commending, and congratulating on applauding the people of Tunisia and the people of Egypt.
Because what they have done is that they have reinstated hope.
We congratulate them. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to guide them
to do that which is best for their people. And we keep in our place, the people of Libya,
and the people of Yemen and the people of Algeria. And wherever people are oppressed, we keep them in our prayers. But see, somebody says, Wait a minute, are you jumping from talking about pornography to dictatorship? Subhan Allah, Allah Subhana Allah laid the ground for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yeah, you heard modus
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State in order to truly glorify your Lord, Rebecca, to glorify your Lord, he said, one thing that you have to do is that you've got to purify yourself, and then what? What good's the fragile, you've got to shun evil? But see, evil is not only dictatorship. Evil is pornography. Evil is alcoholism. Evil is gambling. That is all evil. Being a womanizer, a playboy playgroup that is all evil, and it's not safe. What?
We cannot stand up to these people. So panela Malcolm X said it so beautifully. No, people are talking about Stand up, stand up, stand up for yourself and stand up for this. He said to the Pew said, Look, man, you can stand up if you're too high.
If you're high, you cannot really do any standing up. So where does it begin? He said before we stand up said we must wake up, clean up and then we can stand up.
Wake up, please be aware.
And then clean up roots evangel shun the evil and once we do this, we can stand up
to dictators to anything else. But before that, we've got to make sure that we are spiritually as strong. So please keep this in mind and like I said will lie This was nothing but to share with my brothers and sisters what we see the issues that are there in our families. If you don't have that problem, and hamdulillah please keep empowering yourself and keep empowering your family May Allah protect our families. Yara bellami if you happen to have children, please make sure that you talk to them about it.
If you yourself are suffering from it, please make sure that you get the help. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us all uribl alameen Mela mahanta Allah purify our gazes help us in lowering our gazes help us in protecting our chastity honorable alameen Melissa hunt Allah protect our children. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah protect us against the evil of our own cells. May Allah Subhana Allah empower us to fight temptation uribl al amin, wherever they may be, they may be and wherever they may come from along the Arabic alumina, alumina, alumina, or Hassan ferruginea. Bottom the Sol hartlebury Dr. Dr. Jelena, along with aluminum in NFL watermelon, amenorrhea, worman and amenorrhea.
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