Human Rights or Human Wrongs 1 Of 2
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shaytani r rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Karim, Allah He was certainly he was seldom cast Lima about brothers and sisters in Islam. We start by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all of those who followed in his righteous footsteps, until the Day of Judgment is established, and none has knowledge of that day but Allah subhanho wa Taala I greet you in the greeting of all the Prophet Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you. Welcome to the third in this lecture series.
Broad title being
Islam impact on Western culture, if you like brothers and sisters, I shall today present the topic human rights or human wrongs.
What are human rights? And how are we managing in this modern day society to make sure that people have a fair crack of the whip?
And how did and what did the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam come with? What he advises regarding human rights. The last sermon delivered by the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on Mount arafat.
In the Valley of urania
the sermon of all sermons.
a sermon that hitherto no one has ever been able to match for its content, for its beauty, for his execution. And, more importantly, this is the real crux of the issue.
The number of people that went away with all the information from the sermon in their minds, and actualized, the sermon, this is the difference.
The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke clearly about the sanctity of human life. He spoke about race relations.
He spoke clearly about human rights, human dignity, honor, respect, familial rights, your mother, your father, your sister, who are these people, what rights have they got over you, and vice versa. We, these days are faced with a totally different set of rules. We are
controlled by a completely different set of human rights, latterly
a world body, known as the United Nations had set up Declaration of Human Rights set up by Eleanor Roosevelt and her consultants
about 50 years ago
that Declaration of Human Rights has superseded the Human Rights sent by Allah to all the prophets.
implemented human values over the divinity.
And as a result of that, we can see that things have gone wrong.
The UN Declaration of Human Rights in the preamble
refers to the inherent dignity of the human being.
They are all equal,
that members of this family all have an equal rights and equal share.
It all sounds very nice. It's very poetic, on what about the human rights that Allah has sent all the prophets with particularly as we know, our Deen has been perfected, and righteous prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasalam has been given the true Declaration of Human Rights, divinity, according to divinity, not according to mankind's whims and desires. It was in 1948, that the Declaration of Human Rights was established after the Second World War, where there were many atrocities committed against our Jewish brothers and sisters.
And many other people, even the disabled were discriminated against. After the Second World War,
the Declaration of Human Rights was implemented and espoused in all the places of higher learning all the governments of the world, etc, etc. It became de facto a universal statement, which was accepted by and large by all, even there was an attempt
not that long after to create a Islamic version of the human rights. However, I would argue that you just need simply to go back to the center and
and you will find every aspect of human rights versus the human wrongs that we see prevalent in our societies today. 1400 years ago, then, just to recap,
as if you didn't know if you're a Muslim, that legislation from the divine from a divine source was given to us regarding the killing of innocent civilians, race relations,
you know, racism, legislation against racism,
illegal sexual acts zinna,
intoxicants hammer, the use of weapons of mass destruction,
just how does a person or a group of people or an army engage on the battlefield and what is allowed for them, and what is not? We have the Geneva Convention now, which is a direct result of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But before that, long time ago, we had some very powerful statements and ideas bought by the prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, and the companions subarna many other things, of course, were legislated for how can we look after the poor? How can we look after the women? How can we look after our children who makes these rights? Who sets these agendas, none other than Allah subhanho wa Taala brothers and sisters, it is not Eleanor Roosevelt
and the UN, who set the tone for how we deal with each other. It is none other than Allah subhana wa. If we look at a number of social indicators, we will find, for instance, that rapes and crimes against women are at an all time high today, and we will show in this series of lectures, using some statistics
and some scientifically proven facts that we really are in a situation of human wrongs and not human rights.
We need to get back to the divine guidance brothers and sisters in humanity
and in Islam.
Take for example, sexually transmitted diseases, massively on the increase. What about environmental destruction? We need to discuss this issue.
What does Islam say about destroying your environment?
In vo, unfortunately,
poverty, crimes related to the consumption of alcohol. These are all issues that are swept under the carpet. But if we look at them, we have solutions. We have solutions in law called an understanding of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and not in the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Brothers and sisters, if we take to start with the issue of rapes and crimes against women, that is our sisters, our mother, or Auntie's. What about in the UK, it is stated in the British crime survey 2000.
That more than 754,000 women from the age of 16,
to 59, in England, and Wales, was subjected to a brutal sexual assault more, some of them more than once in their life in Bosnia Herzegovina, was in the three year period, there was a war going on a civil war going on, which we all know. And were, frankly speaking, shocked about.
It was reported that there were 10s of 1000s of rapes that occurred in that Civil War. dreadful, disgraceful. And yet, something more shocking than that. In the USA, in the same three year period, more than 317,000 women were raped in that country in the same period. This is a peace, peaceful land, the land of freedom, and democracy. And yet we can see
that is not all peaceful. Why is that? Is it human rights, or human wrongs? And what Furthermore, interestingly, new statistics coming out relatively recently
suggests that a woman who dresses modestly, is much, much, much less likely to be molested, or raped. Now, in Islam, we all know that a woman is encouraged to dress modestly, and to cover her hair. They, the believing women
should draw their head coverings over them over their breast, and over their hair as well. So that they will be recognized
and that they will not be molested. SubhanAllah so brothers and sisters, please do join me after the break. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Thank you for joining me after the break, use of chambers here again, just a continuation of what we were talking about before the break brothers and sisters, very, very important if from the Koran and that was a course from sort of North
Sora 24 verse 31 moving on brothers and sisters to the next social indicator with which we can define or try to define as to whether or not we have social human rights or human wrongs is the situation known as of course, most of the people would know them as sexually transmitted diseases. This particular one is AIDS. It is a very serious disease, you know, immuno deficiency, or you know, the breakdown of the immune system in the body, thus allowing all sorts of diseases and bacteria to affect the human body, the mind as well. Now, people living with AIDS in the USA at the end
the CDC estimates that there were 452,000 people living with AIDS that's just in the USA.
of the adults and adolescents that have contracted AIDS. 77% were men 58% of these people were men who had had sex with men. That's nearly 60% of all the people that have contracted aids in the USA, were homosexual, the others 22% gained their diseases from intravenous drug use, that is sticking a needle in parts of their body. in the world today,
we have already
20 million people that have died of AIDS, AIDS related diseases.
In 2004, some 3.1 million men, women and children
have died alone
from AIDS. Indeed, since the epidemic began.
25 million people have died of AIDS. These are serious figures.
And the problem is that when we see the figures on a piece of paper, or on a computer screen, we don't really take them seriously.
Imagine 25 million people dying, because human rights are not established with them. In fact, human wrongs were established with them, they were told, it was okay. If they did go and have illicit sexual affairs with the same sex and the opposite sex, they were told he was okay. If you want to do that, that's fine.
Whereas the real human rights, surely brothers and sisters in humanity were to have told those people, if you want to do yourself a favor, don't do those things.
Surely, that is the message of Islam. Today, over 42 million people are living with AIDS in the world. And there's Frankly speaking, not much that you and I can do about it, other than pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala, that sooner or later with the Muslims, or the righteous people around the world,
try to command the good and forbid the evil and stop the needless countless people dying, needless deaths of our brothers and sisters in humanity.
And again, in the United Kingdom,
just under half of the people that have contracted aids, again, were men who have slept with men.
Moving on now to the sexually transmitted diseases.
We have some which you probably know about and some which you don't. chlamydia is a very new one. It's a silent, yet deadly disease which can incapacitate person and can stop them
giving birth to children. It makes them in fertile
from gonorrhea, to syphilis,
which is by and large, a disease of the 1960s.
All the way through to genital herpes and warts, etc, etc. The list goes on. If you look at the percentage increase in the period from 95, to 2003, syphilis, chlamydia, all of these
diseases have increased over 1,000%. In that period, something is gone wrong. The messages we're getting from the people who say human rights is a wrong message.
It's a message which needs to change. If we are going to save humanity, and serve humanity, and truly be good humans, friends of one another, we need to tell each other the truth. When I first gave this lecture in one of the universities in the UK,
I was asked by one of the participants who so happened to be homosexually inclined. You know, the Christians have done a lot for us, because they've recognized us as a group of people.
What are the Muslims doing for you? My answer to her was, do you want me to tell you the truth? Or do you want me to lie to you? Do you want me to appease you? Or do you want me to help you? Do you want me to be a good human, a fellow citizen? Or do you want me to be a bad one? If you want me to be a bad one,
I don't need to tell you the truth. I'll say everything you've done so far, and what you're doing and what you plan to do, fine. Go ahead. But if I am going to be a good Muslim,
one who submits to Allah, and one who loves my brothers and sisters in humanity, I'm going to tell you, what you've done, was spoken against in the NGO spoken against in all the major, even scientific works, not to mention, of course, all the major religious works. So brothers and sisters in humanity.
this young lady wanted me to be a good Muslim towards her, then simply I had to advise her, that what she had been doing and what she was continuing to do. Although Allah knows best whether she changed her actions after what I told her, that what she fundamentally was doing was wrong. hamdulillah I have to tell you, cooler, colons speak a truthful word, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said,
regarding illegal sexual acts,
intercourse with a person whom you are not married to. We're talking about men and women here, not men and men,
or women and women, as is the prevalence in the West these days.
He said, the performance of illegal sexual acts will lead to new diseases that coming about of new diseases, never seen before. Brothers and sisters, human rights or human wrongs, what we've done is we've labeled we've given the wrong information to humanity. We've labored with it, and it's wrong. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasalam had knowledge from Allah, we should listen to him, we should listen to him, we should listen to him, somehow. And what assume Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in another Hadith, that if you see an evil,
and you can change it with your hand, you should change it.
And furthermore, that if you can't change the evil with your hands,
that you should speak against it. And if you can't speak against it, you should hate it in your heart. And that is the lowest form of faith of Mr. Samana. Sir, brothers and sisters.
We'll wind up this show by saying that
the prevalence of the sexually transmitted diseases comes from the lack of the brothers and sisters we call the Muslims, commanding the good, forbidding the evil. And just by way of another example of something quite horrific, which I heard about a couple of years ago, that
there is a law passed
which says that if two consenting adults choose to, let's say sleep with each other, in an open public place, it is fine.
Except if a third party joins them,
and says, Don't do it. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi Salaam has told us if you see an evil, it can change it with your hand, you change it. I believe that this law is made for the Muslims. It was made for the pious and made for the righteous. So brothers and sisters
Jazakallah Haden for listening to me today.
All praises due to Allah. I ask a lot of Forgive me for anything I've said in error. She's not from Clemson, any Sharla See you next time. Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
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