Saturday, November 12, 2011

Radio Program: [Weaknesses of Mankind]

WEAKNESSES OF MANKIND: Radio Show [November 12, 2011]

QUESTIONS by: Dr. O'Connor
[Jamaican herbalist]
ANSWERS by our beloved, Sahikh Abdullah Faisal [Jamaica]

NOTES typed LIVE by AT-21
Edit and formatting by AT-21 and AT-5



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QUESTION: SHAIKH, THERE ARE MANY WEAKNESSES OF MANKIND, WHICH YOU'VE TOUCHED ON BEFORE, BUT CAN YOU LIST MORE FOR US TODAY?

ANSWER: YES, there are many weaknesses of mankind, so we'll list some of them throughout your radio show today. To begin with, we have:

1. SHOWING OFF

2. TO BE WASTEFUL WITH ALLAH'S BOUNTIES

-people waste their time, their energy, and money

Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatin (devils), and the Shaitan (Devil ¬ Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (Al-Isra 17:27)

We use the word "chapter" for “Surah" found in the Qur'an
-when we're blessed w/ wealth, on Judgment Day, we'll be asked
-how did you earn it
-how did you spend it?
-some will use it for casinos, drugs, chasing women,
-or to spread mischief on the earth
-some people use their wealth to invade other countries
-and kill innocent people
-such as US invading Iraq after September 11
-this weakness is relevant to today's society
-the invasion of Iraq shows both weaknesses in the US:

Examples of wasting & showing-off:
THE INVASION OF IRAQ was showing off and wasting wealth
-because now the US is running out of money
-because the countries they invaded are fighting back
-and the US is now in a quagmire [no win-situation]
-the leader of UN, Kofi Anan said to invade Iraq
-will not be something the US could ever win
-their pride will prevent them from admitting defeat
-millions of lives have been destroyed [US and Iraqi lives]
-womanizing is a quick way to go through your money
-because they want expensive things
-gambling and drinking both waste wealth
-but wars waste more than anything else
-[people and money are wasted]

Even bullies are vulnerable to weaknesses
-in re: to war, IEDs are made for $5.00 US but the tanks
-they destroy cost millions of dollars
-so why are US in these countries when they are limited in their ability
-to fight back against, such as IEDs
-when we dig a hole for our enemies, we might fall into it ourselves

NIMROD had the weakness of showing off
-trying to refer to himself as a super-power
-by killing innocent people
-the word "super-power" is shirk [shirk - the greatest sin against God]
-the only Super Power there is - is God alone

3. PEOPLE LIKE TO BORROW MONEY BUT NOT REPAY IT
-this is a worldwide problem

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “The one who gets married with the intention not to pay dowry to his wife is a fornicator. And the one who borrows money with the intention not to pay back is a thief.” (Ibn Hiban, 2/270)

-the Prophet Muhammad said if we borrow money w/o the intention
-to pay it back, we are a thief
-when we buy goods from a retailer who bought goods from a wholesaler
-who had no intention to pay it back
-Shaikh knew of a man in India who only rode a mule
-but his reputation was so good
-that when he went to South Africa, he rode a Mercedes Benz
-because those he dealt with knew to trust his character / reputation
-"to burn a bridge after we cross it,
-means we're borrowing money we can not pay back"

QUESTION: WHAT CURRENCY WILL GOD ACCEPT ON JUDGMENT DAY?

ANSWER:
The only currencies God will accept on Judgment Day are our pious deeds

If we give all our deeds away, when we get to Judgment Day,
-we can not go in to heaven

4. LAZINESS
-spiritual laziness
-physical laziness


Some people prefer to live on handouts rather than to work
-in Hong Kong, they are not lazy and their lifestyle
-is open 24/7 [all stores and businesses]
-intellectual laziness
-we hear something but do not investigate it
-such as atheists who say we came about by THE BIG BANG
-or that the US went TO THE MOON
-or we were told that GOD BEGET A SON ...
-did we investigate any of these things?

PEOPLE FIND COMFORT IN FALSEHOOD

QUESTION: PLEASE TELL US ABOUT THE 5 DAILY PRAYERS IN ISLAM

ANSWER: THERE ARE 5 PILLARS NOT ONLY PRAYING

1 SHAHADAH
2. SALAH
3. FASTING
4. ZAKAH
5. HAJJ [pilgrimage to Makkah]

On the authority of Abu Abdul Rahmaan Abdullah (RA), the son of Umar ibn al-Kattaab (RA) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say: "Islam is built upon five [pillars]: testifying that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the prayers, giving zakat, making pilgrimage to the House and fasting the month of Ramadan.” (Recorded in Bukhari and Muslim)

When a man is always begging from people, he would meet Allah (in a state) that there would be no flesh on his face. Muslim 33 Book 5 pg 2263

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying: It is better for any one of you to tie a bundle of firewood and carry it on his back and sell it than to beg a person, he may give or may refuse. [Sahih Muslim, Book 5, Hadith #2269]


So if a Muslim is not praying their 5 daily prayers,
-this violates one of the top 5 pillars of Islam
-some say w/o the salah [prayer] there is no Islam]

5. BEGGING
-if there is a natural disaster and you can beg
-we're not allowed to "beg"
-another weakness of mankind is for them to prefer to beg
-to live off welfare / dole [government help w/ money]
-even those who are trained as computer experts can be retrained to do another job

QUESTION: TELL US THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JAMAICAN WORK ETHIC AND US / UK

ANSWER:
In Jamaica, no one gives you anything, so they work 3 and 4 jobs if possible
-the people become "something" for their own survival
-when Jamaicans come to the US, he is qualified for 2 jobs

6. S-XUAL PROMISCUITY [zina]

Shaikh toured 12 African countries
and he was in a country
-where they said 1/4 of the people were HIV positive
-in Swaziland, the king asked for protection there from the British
-[the Dutch were trying to take it over]
-another chief did the same and asked for help from Britain
-so both of these countries speak English
-the doctor Shaikh stayed w/ said that
-1000 people daily died from AIDS
-and more than 1000, because many families
-do not admit why their family member died
-in Namibia, 1/4 of their people have AIDS
-where they are Christians and uncircumcised men
-people who are s-xually promiscuous, are not successful
-in their lives [morally, socially, financially]
-no woman goes to bed w/ a man for free [to have s-x]
-they always want gifts
-these type of men can't settle down w/ 1 woman
-because he psychologically got used to having more than 1 woman

7. INSECURITY

It is better for you to have a few friends that are trustworthy
-leave treacherous people alone, especially those who will let your secret out

3 TYPES OF COMPLEXES

1 inferiority complex
- looking down upon yourself
2 superiority complex - looking down on everyone else
3 god-complex - you act as if you were better than or equal to God

PEOPLE W/ LOW SELF ESTEEM
-were raised to think they were ugly and had a big nose
-so all their money didn't stop the low self esteem,
-it's from within
-if you were jeered @ school, by your peers,
-you can also develop low self esteem
-sometimes our parents are the culprits and sometimes, it’s our peers
-such as Michael Jackson's father who ridiculed his appearance
-sometimes black parents despise the looks of their kids,
-wishing they had white features
-in US, a black girl w/ Indian features is
-preferred and they are called "red-boned"
-we resort to anything when our self esteem is so low
-desperate people resort to desperate means
-if you sell skin-lightening crème, you'd make a lot of money
-it is legal in the US
-some rappers sing about having a "brownie"
-light-colored black woman

QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND UGLY WOMEN?

ANSWER:
Men waste their time and money going after beautiful women and gambling

Some people define beauty from what they see on the outside appearance
-rather than judging someone's character and deen [religious belief]
-some say beauty is in the eye of the beholder [whomever is doing the looking]

Miscellaneous notes:
When people have no money but speak like a millionaire, he is a con-artist
-some people brag they can do this or that but are frauds

8. STINGINESS
In this world, there's enough food for everyone
-and the zakah system would make sure that we have no hunger and poor people
-God will say He was hungry and we didn't feed him ...
-feeding HIM is the same as feeding poor people

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Verily, Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, would say on the Day of Resurrection: O son of Adam, I was sick but you did not visit Me. He would say: O my Lord; how could I visit Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? Thereupon He would say: Didn't you know that such and such servant of Mine was sick but you did not visit him and were you not aware of this that if you had visited him, you would have found Me by him? O son of Adam, I asked food from you but you did not feed Me. He would say: My Lord, how could I feed Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? He said: Didn't you know that such and such servant of Mine asked food from you but you did not feed him, and were you not aware that if you had fed him you would have found him by My side? (The Lord would again say:) O son of Adam, I asked drink from you but you did not provide Me. He would say: My Lord, how could I provide Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? Thereupon He would say: Such and such of servant of Mine asked you for a drink but you did not provide him, and had you provided him drink you would have found him near Me. [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith #6232]

9. LEADING PEOPLE ON

Such as a man proposing to a girl who isn’t interested
-but he doesn't know it
-she accepts his gifts and never tells him they are not compatible
-people use, misuse, abuse and then refuse someone
-these are horrible feelings
-there is a THRILL OF THE CHASE ..
-love going after a man or woman but once gotten,
-they must admit there is no chemistry [sensual attraction]
-the same thing happens when you're going into business w/ someone
-you pretend you're interested in this business
-and wait too late to tell them you change your mind
-to lead people on is deception

10. REFUSING TO CHANGE

You may belong to a religion, such as Catholic or Jehovah Witness, as examples
-and in church you hear them say HOLY MARY MOTHER OF GOD
-and you hear JESUS says DON’T CALL ME GOD,
-after hearing this, we refuse to change our beliefs

I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. (John 5:30) King James Version

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. (John 20:17) King James Version

And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. (Matthew 19:17) King James Version


People want to cling to their beliefs even after they hear the evidences
-from their own book [the Bible]

11. PRIDE

12. ENVY

A chapter in the Qur'an mentions envy and witchcraft, side by side
-we're not to use our knowledge to do bad things

Say: "I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of the daybreak, (Al-Falaq 113:1)

"From the evil of what He has created; (Al-Falaq 113:2)

"And from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets or goes away). (Al-Falaq 113:3)

"And from the evil of the witchcrafts when they blow in the knots, (Al-Falaq 113:4)

"And from the evil of the envier when he envies." (Al-Falaq 113:5)

People envy us for many things:
-our deen
-our marriage
-our wealth
-our transportation
-our beauty


The evil eye is actually REAL and we can be harmed by someone
-having an evil eye on us
-we can recite certain verses and chapters to
-relieve ourselves of these evil-eyes

SITE TO GIVE YOU VERSES TO RECITE RE: THE EVIL EYE:

http://abdurrahman.org/character/evil-eye-quran-sunnah.html


Some people are possessed by the jinn / demon / dupe
[Jamaican word]
-we know people are affected by black magic when they are unclean,
- they over-eat, he speaks w/ a female verses (vice-versa)

Say: "I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of the daybreak, (Al-Falaq 113:1)

"From the evil of what He has created; (Al-Falaq 113:2)

"And from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets or goes away). (Al-Falaq 113:3)

"And from the evil of the witchcrafts when they blow in the knots, (Al-Falaq 113:4)

"And from the evil of the envier when he envies." (Al-Falaq 113:5)

Say: "I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of mankind, (An-Nas 114:1)

"The King of mankind, (An-Nas 114:2)

"The Ilah (God) of mankind, (An-Nas 114:3)

"From the evil of the whisperer (devil who whispers evil in the hearts of men) who withdraws (from his whispering in one's heart after one remembers Allah), (An-Nas 114:4)

"Who whispers in the breasts of mankind, (An-Nas 114:5) "Of jinns and men." (An-Nas 114:6)


13. THE TONGUE IS A WEAKNESS OF MANKIND

-the fights that come from these lies can cause death
-do not under-estimate it
-it's used to cause wars
-look at the asylum seekers came to US from Iraqi and LIED
-about Saddam Hussain having nuclear weapons

It was narrated that Anas ibn Maalik (RA) said: The Prophet (SAW) said: “On the night on which I was taken on the Night Journey (Isra’), I saw men whose lips were being cut off with scissors of fire. I said: ‘Who are these, O Jibreel?’ He said: ‘These are the khateebs from among your ummah who used to enjoin righteousness on the people and forget themselves, and they used to recite the Book but they did not understand.’” [Narrated by Ahmad, 3/120]

14. TWO-FACED PEOPLE / HYPOCRITE

If you have 2 faces, you will be resurrected on Judgment Day that way

Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them. (An-Nisa 4:145)

15. KLEPTOMANIA

-[people who steal even though they have money to buy things]
-WINONA RYDER - famous US actress who is paid 15,000 USD
-who was convicted of kleptomania
-this is a psychiatric disease

YOU CAN NOT BE A CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM AT THE SAME TIME
-give up the belief that
-Jesus is God and
-God begot Jesus
-Many Jamaicans want to become Muslim and revert from Christianity

QUESTION: IS IT POSSIBLE TO DISCUSS OTHER RELIGIONS W/O TALKING DOWN ABOUT THEM?

ANSWER:
We can not sugar-coat the truth

We know Jesus said he was NOT God
-we tell you the truth from your own book, the Bible
-we are not con-artists and the worst con-artist
-is the one who lies to you about your destiny
-you must cut off dreadlocks after you become a Muslim