27 – IARLG – MATERIALISM AND THE BATTLE WITHIN; Date: 22nd August 2014; 25th or 26th Shawwal 1435

Date: 22nd August 2014; 25th/26th Shawwal 1435;

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrTzXenkD2g

ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP (http://aljumaareminder.com/presents a Reminder about materialism and the battle within:


O mankind! Verily, the Promise of Allah is true. So let not this present life deceive you, and let not the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah. (Qur’an 35:5)

This is your test; can you overcome worldly pleasures to focus on soulful nutrition and inner peace, so you can achieve the eternal heaven? We are now living in times where many governments do not acknowledge the existence of Allah. Such countries and the UN even state that there is no higher authority than the UN or the country’s constitution. Either way they {governments} leave Allah out of the picture when placing their laws.  Now these so-called rule makers are playing God and are presenting to the people of the world a fake paradise via dunya. We as Muslims should not buy into this.

Can you imagine; Allah is telling us that everything that is in paradise is better than what is available in dunya and these jokers (rule-makers) tell us otherwise. For example the jokers tell us it is okay not to pray, it’s okay to fornicate and to dress however way you want; but our religion Islam is all about submission to Allah and Allah tells us to pray, not to fornicate and to dress according to how He wants. In this case we should go for what Allah has told us.

Allah is our Creator and Master. For example Toyota manufactures (creates) a pickup and sells it to AAA; Toyota at this point is just a creator and not master because Toyota now can’t tell AAA what to do and what not to do with the pickup. Example 2, BBB is the boss of AAA; BBB is just the master but not the creator of AAA. Allah created us and He can tell us what to do and what not to do. Allah also has the right and power to punish us if we do not abide by His commandments.

Is it okay to disobey our Master (Allah) because He gave us the ability to choose between right and wrong? Is it okay despite knowing the consequences of disobedience?

He has created man from Nutfah (mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge), then behold, this same (man) becomes an open opponent. (Qur’an 16:4)

And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone). (Qur’an 51:56)

From this point we will refer to the joker’s system as Iblis’s system. Does it seem a bit harsh? We are sorry but only Iblis {the primary suspect} would want humans to believe that there is no higher authority than the country’s constitution or UN. Allah is the highest authority.

The current Iblis system focuses on worldly pleasures; it is built to get you attached to the worldly illusion of dunya. Ask yourself why? “Dunya” in Arabic means worldly and it is a negative connotation in Islam. “Akhera”, means the eternal afterlife. Dunya is the illusionary element of the world; it’s that element that takes people away from the akhera. Iblis’s game is to take people away. Shaitana means to make distant. He makes us feel that dunya is close not akhera. Islam tells us that dunya is distant and one of the root meanings of dunya is to reach out for grapes you can never grasp; you can never grasp dunya because this is its nature, it will always evade you. The prophet {S.A.W} says in a sahih hadith, “If the son of Adam has one mountain of gold, he would only want a second one.”

Look around you starting from the people closest to you, what are people chasing for in this world? People chase after: accumulating wealth, pleasure, entertainment, luxurious stuff, drugs, Idols {e.g American Idol, now it’s not manmade Idols but singers, celebrities. Note: Idol is an image of a god, which is worshipped} e.t.c. In short all based on physical pleasure. Is this what the world has to offer? Be our guest and chase it all you want, sooner or later you will see it for what it is.

The most valuable things to us Muslims are the Quran and the teachings of our beloved Prophet, Muhammad {S.A.W}. If you seek only dunya you will always make crazy decisions. You don’t believe us? Some of the many examples of craziness are as follows:

  • The most expensive glove sold at auction was sold for $420,000 (£267,879) and was bought by Ponte 16 Resort (China) in New York, New York, USA, on 21 November 2009. The glove belonged to Michael Jackson and is now on display at the MJ Gallery at Ponte 16 in Macau, China. The auction was conducted by Julien’s Auctions (USA) at the Hard Rock Cafe at Times Square in Manhattan. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1000/most-expensive-glove-sold-at-auction/
  • The most valuable football shirt in the world is the No. 10 shirt worn by Pele in the 1970 World Cup final which was sold at Christie’s, London, UK on 27 March 2002 for £157,750 ($225,109), over three times the expected price. It was sold by Italian international Roberto Rosato who exchanged shirts with the star after Brazil’s 4-1 victory in Mexico City. Pele scored the first goal of the game. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1000/most-expensive-football-shirt-sold-at-auction/

The fact that a celebrity’s glove/shirt was able to sell for such an outrageous amount shows that sadly the dunya demand actually exists because we are sure that such a glove/shirt would be worth any other normal second hand glove/shirt in a true Islamic community. A true Muslim instead of wasting such a huge amount in of money in such a pointless fashion would instead use it to please Allah; and if we are wrong, you love dunya beyond what our beloved prophet {S.A.W} recommended. Dunya was never our final destination.

Do you know how we are created? We are created as a soul, and are placed into this physical body. Your body is just “the tool”. It is a tool for your soul to carry out this temporary physical section of your eternal life. It is a tool which should be guided into investing and feeding the soul. But what do we do? We dedicate all our lives to feed “the tool” with physical and worldly pleasures instead.

This Iblis system is cleverly designed to keep you attached to such a worldly illusion. So you can be controlled to keep on seeking dunya despite knowing that the akhera is close. Please know that it is your choice, we are just showing you the fakeness of what you are chasing. People invest in the body rather than the soul and they forget to fix the soul.

Let us say AAA was born on the year of Rajab 1200 and he died on Rajab 1250. AAA lived all his life trying to grasp dunya and it has left him in 1250; dunya is now with us and it will evade and leave us and future generations as it left AAA. What do we learn from this? It doesn’t matter how long you live you are most likely going to be dead longer than that. AAA died 185 years ago and he is still dead. All you get in this life is a tiny dash between two dates in your records. For example, AAA’s lifetime {1200 – 1250}. All you have is a dash, use it for Allah. Let us not take our religion as play and amusement but to repent for our shortcomings and make a fresh start.

And leave alone those who take their religion as play and amusement, and whom the life of this world has deceived. But remind (them) with it (the Quran) lest a person be given up to destruction for that which he has earned, when he will find for himself no protector or intercessor besides Allah, and even if he offers every ransom, it will not be accepted from him. Such are they who are given up to destruction because of that which they have earned. For them will be a drink of boiling water and a painful torment because they used to disbelieve. (Qur’an 6:70)

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