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Published on November 15th, 2018 | by Eaalim Institute | Views: 283

Idols of Today

But let me tell you

One of the scariest things that you and I all have to think about

Is when we stand in front of Allah

And we have to explain to Allah why the gift of “La ilaha illallah” that was given to you

That was given to me

The gift of “Muhammadun rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam”

That we could so easily have planted inside the hearts of our growing generation

We failed to do it because we were too busy with other things

Too busy with other things

So that two generations down the road, one generation down the road

There’s nobody left to say “La ilaha illallah”

We’re gonna have to answer Allah for that one

(fataala ‘alaihimul amadu faqasat quloobuhum wa kaseerum minhum faasiqoon) – (Qur’an 57:16 )

“A long period passed, their hearts became hard, most of them are corrupt.” (Qur’an 57:16 )

That’s why I want to share these verses (ayat) with you

This concern is real

Don’t think.. everybody thinks their own family is immune

Their family’s safe

If anybody had a right to think that their family is safe

It would have been Ibrahim (a.s.)

Ibrahim (a.s.) could say “I raised my kids properly”

And he did

His kid is so willing to submit to Allah

(yaaa abatif ‘al maa tu’mar) – “Do whatever you’ve been told.” (Qur’an 37:102)

“If Allah is telling you to cut my neck, cut it, my father.”

“It’s okay. It’s for the sake of Allah.”

(Falammaaa aslamaa wa tallahoo liljabeen) – (Qur’an 37:103)

“When they both submitted and he put his head down” (Qur’an 37:103) –

And even that father, Ibrahim (a.s.), he’s so worried about his kids

He turns to Allah and says

(wajnubnee wa baniyya an na’budal asnaam) – (Qur’an 14:35)

I am shocked at these words

(falam yaqul ‘alayhi as-salam “wajnubnee wa dhuriyyati”)

(“wajnubnee wa dhuriyyati an na’budal asnaam”, laa)

(wajnubnee wa baniyya an na’budal asnaam)

He says to Allah: “Ya Allah, keep me and keep my sons from worshipping idols” (Qur’an 14:35)

If he said (dhuriyyati), it would have meant:

Keep me and my children and their grandchildren and their grandchildren and their grandchildren

from worshipping idols

He’s not even thinking that far

He’s worried that himself and his own kids

Even after they’ve come to Islam-

Ya Allah, does that mean we’re safe?

“You’re the only one who keeps us safe”

“Keep us from falling into the worship of idols” (Qur’an 14:35)

(Rabbi innahunna adlalna kaseeram minan naas) – (Qur’an 14:36)

I’m shocked at that Du’aa

I’m just absolutely shocked

That’s the house that he built

That’s the house that he built with his son

And he comes back and it’s this thriving city where everybody worships Allah

And he’s still worried that “Ya Allah, keep me and my children from worshipping idols” (Qur’an 14:35)

from falling into that

So now, the last thing I want to share with you, just about our kids

Just to think about how Islam has to become a conscious thing

Not just some practices

Not just “We used to go to Jum’ah”

It can’t- that’s not gonna be enough, I’m telling you now

You might be offended by what I’m saying, but that’s okay

I’d rather you get offended and do something than not

For your own selves, for your own families

You know, this is our matter

Every child that falls into doubt

Every child that cares more about video games than they care about Allah’s book

You know, that’s our loss

What I want to tell you about is idols

Ibrahim (a.s.) was worried about idols

We don’t have that problem

There’s no statue over here

There’s no cross over here

We’re not worried about our kids falling into the worship of idols

But you need to understand what idols are

What a (sanam) is

Every generation has its own idols

Every era has its own idols

Our idols today-

By the way, an idol is something you worship

Something your hopes are associated with

Something you think about all the time

Something that replaces the place of Allah in your heart

That’s an idol

And very easily, in our times, technology can become an idol

Very easily, in our times, money can become somebody’s idol that they worship

All they care about is money

All they care about is looks

All they care about is the gadget

You know?

People are crying

People are crying because they can’t make (Hajj)

and now you have people crying because they don’t have the iPhone 6 Plus

You know?

They’re having a spiritual crisis because they don’t have that video game

You know, “I only have a PS3, I don’t have a PS4”

You know?

They’re crying, our kids are, like, bawling tears over this stuff

What have we done?

We are creating idols for our children

They’re innocent

What you put in front of them, they will become obsessed with

And then you cannot blame them for their obsession

I’m not saying you don’t-

I mean all my kids play games, I play games with them

They do

But there’s a balance that has to be achieved

You’re not- your job is not just there to just give your kids these luxuries in life and nothing else

Then these things will become their idol

This is all they will worship

This is all their life will amount to

You know how many times I hear stories about teenage muslim boys and girls, teenage kids

“I don’t believe in God, leave me alone”

“I just want to play my video games”

“Leave me alone”

And those two things are not unrelated

That God got replaced with another god

That’s what happened

This is when you’re gaming 8 hours 10 hours a day hey, you know

But we think “Oh we’re Muslim, at least we go pray Jum’ah”

“At least we do something at Eid”

“We make some … at Eid”

“So we should be fine”

This is (wa lamma yadkhulil eemaanu fee quloobikum) – (Qur’an 49:14)

(wa in tutee’ul laaha wa Rasoolahoo laa yalitkum min a’maalikum shai’aa) – (Qur’an 49:14)
“If you continue to obey Allah and his messenger, none of your deeds will be wasted away” (Qur’an 49:14)


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