The Battle Of Ideas- Preserving Humanity
Channel: Zaid Shakir
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and over mean all praises into Allah, who has blessed us with faith was blessed us to be amongst the people who choose to follow prophetic guidance. Imam Shafi, one of our great great scholars, the book genius. No one of the great legal minds in the history of humanity
that there's a single chapter in the court. And if nothing else in the court and have been revealed, then this chapter would have sufficed two minutes.
What is that chapter, the following
11 minutes sharing on your team is your rush manual Rashi. Were also in the sand Alethia course,
you will learn that in
order for the heavy water, what else hold the water well solve this problem
by the testimony of time,
or by the declining day,
by the US
surely humanity is lost is in a state of loss in Nick Lisanna that he
except those who believe in livina
and perform righteous deeds are an authority.
And they cancel each other with truth what a while. So we'll have
an account with each other with patience with a while. So
it behooves us when someone of the stature of a Chevy Rahimullah says,
mentions this chapter in such power such a powerful way that it it alone would suffice humanity.
So let's examine this chapter briefly. It starts with us.
So we mentioned either via the declining day,
a time of transition.
If we're looking at the 24 hour cycle, when the day is transitioning into the night.
Transition is a true illustration of power. It takes less power to sustain something than to initiate something.
So it's during these times of initiation, initiating the night initiating the initiating our lives as humans.
Human beings can do move themselves we can delude ourselves into thinking
we might we are creating something. So we've created a test to baby
we've we've engaged in a sex change this a delusion. Why because a person not questioning their motivation. When a person has a series of surgeries, and a series of hormonal treatments. The essence as a male or female that X Y or the x x essence, which is an affirmation of the gender binary they're trying to deny it doesn't change.
The surgery doesn't change it, the hormones don't try and change it
the x x or the x y that defined them at birth it endures.
But the point is, we can manipulate all we want but could we could say we made a test tube baby we took a droplet sperm out of the human being and we took an egg from a female human being and we put it in an artificial environment and then we cultivated life but can we start from nothing
and create that sperm drop.
Can we start with nothing and
Not nothing in terms of the dirt or elements or some gas from absolute nothing. cannula What a shame am I? Well, I learned that I lay he can there was a long there was nothing along with the law
and then his run this he is now as he was there but he brought all of this about from absolute nothing minute Adam and then would you
be empty he could very Akun for Subhana Allah lady be here is the mother cooked to cliche a way he tore it down.
We didn't do it we might delude ourselves into thinking we can manipulate it. So what also
Allah has the power to change nothingness into existence.
Allah has the power to change the night into the day.
Allah has the power to change the day into the night.
Or do ha
transition or, as we said, signs will awesome.
The Ages by the testimony of the age every age, has miraculous events that if we reflect on them, we will have no conclusion except bla bla bla, together a few that we're familiar with and then to that occurred in most of our lifetimes, the adults here
the first is and they're both associated with human our delusional our delusion, that scientific colorless
frees us from the power of Almighty God.
Their scientific progress changes the reality of what a woman says in the Quran. A you had instead and to move for Allah, Allahu Allah honey will Hamid Oh humanity, you are in desperate need of your Lord and your Lord is free of all the Worthy of all praise.
So the first we'll mention is the Titanic.
Towards the beginning of the 20th century, when humans are are in their hubris are unlocking the secrets of the physical world.
And based on this hubris, think that they can build an unsinkable ship and they advertise the Titanic as an unsinkable ship, the safest ship ever built to massive still holds a massive structure, the unsinkable ship.
And on his maiden voyage, his very first journey, what happens it sinks the engineer for everything they engineer for head on collision. They engineer for being broadsided. They're engineered for a giant wave massive waves that occur in the oceans without a tsunami. They engineered for everything except one thing. There was one thing they didn't account for. And it was that one thing that's something that ship that if we're walking past a massive iceberg, that hit it, right angle that to slice through the double steel hole like a pole, like a razor. And on his various person. Journey. The one thing they did an engineer for was the one thing that Allah decreed to sink the unsinkable
Then Hello Ma.
In the lifetime of most adults here.
Our scientific progress deludes us into thinking that we can make space travel so safe.
And so predictable. Because we've run all our algorithms through computers, and we've accounted for every contingency. So we're going to have a school teacher, teach a class from outer space on the challenger.
Zero this in our delusion, we're challenging the power, the authority and the decree of Allah subhana wa Tada.
Then what happens? 90 seconds into the mission with all the school children watching, because the the teacher Diane McAuliffe is going into space and she's going to teach you a lesson. So let's tune in and watch. 90 seconds in close up
even more insightful. And this This is this shows the power to space shows blew up one who was leaving the earth and one who was in transition. Now when is safely on the ground, and not when is orbiting the Earth around the Earth, but the tremendous energy that it takes to get that thing off the ground to move it from an emotional state and to the state of movement. You need booster rockets, and it was one of the booster rockets that failed.
Coming back into the earth to tremendous heat transitioning from outer space back into Earth atmosphere. The Columbia
the first is ready
to go on an American space mission. Last Name Ramona forget his first name, who was the lead pilot on the Israeli mission to blow up the Iraqi nuclear reactor.
The mission is concluding they're entering Earth's atmosphere and what happens to the space mission with the first is wedded on a space shuttle it blows up over Palestine Texas.
it blew up over Palestine Texas.
Most people say that's a coincidence.
I said the law
law is sending us reminders. When asked
their sons in every age in Santa Fe of
humanity is lost. Again, we think we don't need a last name is the age of atheism.
Our Muslim children losing their faith behind
cons who rejected in their fields of study are marginal figures, like Richard Dawkins, or Sam Harris, or Dennis dinette, or Christopher Hitchens.
And the rest of them
we don't need God
was not leading God led us moving.
In this country specifically.
Every day there's someone who's murdering their fellow human beings.
This most of them are don't even make the news
this happened yesterday or the day before and then once that don't make the news.
For if we don't our environment, we don't need God.
No sense of stewardship. Generally at the high levels just isn't environmental ecological movement.
In terms of human beings, in general, our approach to the environment
recreating an unlivable planet.
Because we're so selfish. We're so greedy. We seek comfort
and comfort comes with a price.
An air conditioned home comes with a price
and SUV. We are two babies now.
The same one who says we have two children now so we need an SUV.
A gas guzzling vehicle is the same person who grew up in a family has seven as people were squeezed into a Fiat or Toyota Corolla.
For those needed an SUV will notice servation of the ecological consequences.
These illustrations of our loss we don't think about our fellow species. We don't think about our fellow humans
want to drink Coca Cola in India?
So the Coca Cola factory is sucking more groundwater out of the earth than humans are consuming.
These these illustrations of our loss
We make bombs as a business. They say war is bad for business unless you're in the business of war.
After the brutality and the carnage that we witnessed in Gaza
What did you human beings in our country do sell them another billion dollars worth of bombs?
they might not be morally not nice see the moral injustice in that? No, because the politics and the money
dictate that particular decision. If you're in the business of war, you have to deplete your industry, your inventory, you're going out of business.
And you're deeply to an inventory by bombing people in Gaza or Afghanistan,
This is, this is the loss of humanity for bombs.
And the billions made of dollars selling bombs made more than human beings
and human lives.
There's only one escape.
There's only one escape in the livina Amman, faith is the escaping.
Faith is the escape because Allah Tiana or even in other traditions. In the Bible, Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet your neighbor's possessions. And in a global village with all neighbors
imperialistic policies have no religious foundation.
a life that was made sacred. If you kill a life, this is extinguishing all of humanity.
We want to do something about what we see in the world. We're riled up about the situation in Palestine or elsewhere. One of the best things we can do is reinforced the concept of civilian immunity
if we embrace that, and this is something Islam embraces,
then there have been a moral foundation for the situation we saw in Gaza
their businesses their foundation for the rockets, Hamas fire, there become a justification for this inhumane retaliation.
There'll be no moral justification for murdering 85 Girls in a school.
There'll be no moral justification for destroying entire countries.
And as as weapons of war become more destructive and more evil.
They have weapons they experimented with any rock they find in bodies of dead people, no physical damage. You finding electromagnetic deaths mounted on a truck in the vicinity, their experimental weapons, the sin electromagnetic beings from outer space to scramble people's brains.
There are neutron bombs that don't distort buildings but kill people.
man madness proceeds, if we don't have the role, or the ethical foundation to govern our actions, and that doesn't come from science, science tells us how.
But religion tells us why.
Science can't tell us why.
Science can show us how to make a nuclear bomb. But religions tell us that's a wrong action. And if it did happen, it should never be used.
In the Insert a lefty hustler isn't
going to solve the heart except those who believe and do righteous deeds which are the act the opposite of evil deeds.
It is evil.
We can we are in this country. We are citizens. We pay tax dollars. That
if our near ism
Right. My text intention is to fix the bridges and the roads and then that I never been to yet not to buy bonds but to conclu. We have to do the rest of it another day next time inshallah. But to just make this final point
that we decry. The Israelis blowing up sewage treatment plants, power generation plants,
medical supply buildings, the COVID vaccination centers, etc.
And we condemn it rightfully. But it's the same thing we did in Iraq systematically for 12 years. Do we condemn that? We blew up the sewage treatment plants No. And people would be forced to drink dirty water from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and knowing it will cause diarrhea and dysentery and typhoid and people would die, particularly children.
Over a million children
1998 Our Secretary of State did it to half a million the policy went on for twice as long after that, no, a million children would die.
So we have to be committed to righteous the we have to reject evil deeds. We have to reject evil thoughts and philosophies that underlie the evil deeds. Because at the end of the day, what we're engaged in right now, my dear brothers and sisters, is a battle of ideas.
It's a battle of ideas. It's not a battle of bombs and bullets because the ideas determine whether the bombs or bullets are used or not.
And what Allah describes the victory of this land.
He doesn't talk about conquest or bombing and blowing things up. We're telling the two more he had earlier. The Word of Allah is the foremost
May Allah give us Tofik and tayseer. May Allah accept that actions may Allah protect us May Allah protect all of our brothers and sisters. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not just in Islam and humanity. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us to begin to think about our situation in different ways, ways. They're not our that are not informed by the hegemonic nature of the materialistic culture and civilization that envelops us, but ideas that are informed by faith and informed by Scripture and informed by the prophetic legacy.