Ibn Abbas (ra) said the documentation of Allah is every expression, every word and every signal whether it is expressed written or spoken. That’s the way that Allah documents
If you would not bring yourself to say it to someone, don’t write it.
When we use social media use it in a way that if you were to die for some reason you would not be embarrassed about the content that you have put out there.
As a Believer we should do that which is good. We should do that which is not embarrassing if we were to die and even if we did not die, but we need to be much more responsible when it comes to the use of social media.
The word the Dajjal in Arabic means the deceiver and there is a difference between saying something is deceptive and something is a lie. a lie can get caught out pretty easily or in a little while you can defragment, you can find that person is a liar, but when you say that something is deceptive then deceptive means that it’s mixed with the truth. You got truth and false and you start mixing it, you start manipulating people to make them think that something is real, but it’s not, it’s really a fake thing.
And then you say to yourself; well, if they were if this is true, then this must be true and it takes much longer to find out the LIE when somebody is a deceiver.
For the Dajjal who is called the Antichrist, this guy who’s going to come out into this world according to what our Prophet peace be upon him told us about, he said that this guy that the Dajjal is going to come out and he is going to deceive, people is going to be a deceiver, ad-Dajjal.
Before the Dajjal can come out, There has to be a preparation and introduction, the stage has to be set for him, a world full of fakeness, a world full of deception, a world full of if you like FRGs, fake religious guys and girls a world full of fake media, fake social media, Things appear different to what they really are in reality. People think in a fantasy world and make things that are Fantasia world look as if they are real. Liars look; like they’re telling the truth and truthful people look like they are they’re actually lying. That’s what they think. what’s been shown to us a long time ago used to be bad or abnormal or wrong now it’s become normal, right? And anybody who opposes it, They’re the ones that look crazy.
You know a little while ago, for example, I want the young people to listen. Things that in my days they used to be outrageous. Today they’re very normal. One thing for example students ask me a question; Can I have a girlfriend? Can I have a boyfriend? Is this Islam allowing it? And I’m thinking to myself, isn’t it’s meant to be so obvious that you can’t really.. you know is no such thing as …. boyfriend and girlfriend outside of marriage, but they ask about it sincerely really thinking, there’s nothing wrong with it.
What used to be wrong and I’m even talking about the non-Muslims in the 1950s. It was very normal to say that I won’t, you know be with a guy or a girl until we’re actually married, non-Muslims used to say that and then slowly as time went on, it became normal.
But this is the truth the fake world I get my students and they say to me on social media, there was you know, this guy he likes me. He likes me. They think it’s all cute and I say to them he doesn’t like he doesn’t like you what he likes about you is that it’s easy for him to see what he wants to see of you. She said, yeah, it’s true. He wants me to take off my hijab and I did. He gives me attention, you know, and I know and he loves me, wants to marry me……15 years old, man. What’s he going to marry?
That’s the what the world is made you think? The internet stuff, There were abnormal now this so normal. You’re crazy If you say that you want to get married. That’s what the world we live in now but girlfriend boyfriend that is fine. It’s become so normalized, brothers and sisters.
I fear for this new generation if they are not aware of what actually what brainwashing is happening to their brains, …. we call it classical conditioning. But you know what? Social media only tells you about 20% about your life is what experts say shows their highlights on social media and everybody thinks that everybody is living the life except me. I’m missing out and that’s why we have so much depression anxiety, you know post-traumatic stress disorders and all that because our Expectations are right up here, but it doesn’t even exist.
So when people for example get married they have these high expectations from what they’ve seen on social media over and over and over again, and then they feel that they’ve been betrayed. so they end up in divorce .
We need to be aware of these things that we are living in a world of fakeness and that’s why we can’t find happiness.
The coming of the Dajjal, the deceiver. There has to be a preparation of fakeness where people start to believe the unbelievable. I’m saying this to the young people so they got they do not fall Prey to this thing.
Social media now has been made in such a way that it’s meant to program you so that you can come back again and again and again and again and again and again until you get this mental disorder.
The era of the Dajjal means that where religion itself looks like it’s backwards where we cannot make a .., you know a connection between the real world and our religion. Religion is so real subhanAllah. The world is going ahead and brainwashing left Right and Centre. We live in the world of sex drugs and rock and roll. That’s what we live in right now and the Dajjal loves that when he comes out to be so easy for people to believe in him.
kafir means to cover up the truth to cover up the truth. Cover up reality; cover up what I really am. Cover up what the truth really is and believe something doesn’t even exist.
The Muslims will be able to recognize this. We don’t get stooge that easy. My advice to young people, your deen and your Islam is there to protect you. don’t let this new age idea of making you think it’s backwards or that you are missing out by practicing your religion, at the same time practicing people, please Understand what you’re practicing. We are not for show.
The prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) said “Do you know what a Muslim is? The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand the people are safe, and the believer/ Mumin is the one who is trusted with the lives /dignity and wealth of the people. A Mujahid is somebody who can strive against his or her own desires and egos to continue to worship Allah to the best of their ability. A Muhajir/Migrant is somebody who is able to desert their past sins and work towards better.- Shaykh Belal Assad
He said, “O my son, do not relate your vision to your brothers or they will contrive against you a plan. Indeed satan, to man, is a manifest enemy. (12:5)
When good things happen to you, you don’t need to tell the whole world. some people may not be happy.
In the age of social media we lose happiness. We lose contentment. We lose sleep for many reasons; one of them is we show off even the food that we’re eating, when we’re about to eat it. We show off places that we haven’t even been to. We show off so much and we make people burn. What contentment are you going to get?
Two-way problem: we show off a life we don’t live and we get jealous of a life that others are not living. It’s fake. Learn to live the real life.
Don’t boast, don’t brag, don’t show off and don’t be deceived by the boasting and the bragging and the showing off of others. – Mufti Menk