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Mohammed other animals like he would set

him to see magazine but I have it over

awkward uh first of all thank you for

inviting me chefs Adam I am originally a

resident and a student of the United

Arab Emirates I studied here between

1979 1984 so I lived here when shaddup

out was much smaller none of the boys

here were born yet and but I've been

coming back every once in a while and

seeing the changes that have been quite

radical in terms of I you know talked to

the boys first before addressing any

issues I I guess the most of the parents

are probably working or something

because right there's a lot of chairs

that are empty but the boys the chairs

are full almost so one of the things

that I wanted to say I mentioned to the

the the principal and some of the

teachers here that one of the major

problems now for the students is the

types of distractions that you have

what's in Arabic they call mahiette and

mobile yet there's a lot of distractions

for the young students you young boys

have distractions that were not around

when I was very small and learning and

studying at your age you have a lot of

toys electronic toys that waste an

incredible amount of time and have been

proven also there's a lot of evidence

that there actually many of these games

are harmful to brain development and

there's they're actually having effects

on the brains that haven't been fully

studied so one of the things that I

suggest really is that you strengthen

the policy about television and

electronic toy the prophets Allah I am

sent min and Marui T and yes ma'am a

hadouken DF he can emit a column that is

it's part of Moodle or Manliness to

listen to somebody when they're speaking

to you especially young people if you

don't listen to your elders you won't

benefit very much so a lot of these toys

are a complete waste of time so I want

to talk to you a little bit about your

time time is the gift of life you have

time but your time is allotted you know

what allotted mean it means you have a

limited amount of time none of you know

how long you're gonna be here none of

you and it's a good thing to go visit a

cancer ward in a pediatric unit in a

hospital because you can see children

that are there they've got cancer there

they're literally dying and that

happened so none of us know how long

we're gonna be here you want to make the

best of your time while you're here and

especially during a ssin you have a

limited amount of time you're gonna be

here and it goes very quickly just like

the summer goes quickly the school year

goes quickly and it gets quicker and

quicker as you get older so you have a

very limited amount of time and it's

very important that you utilize that

time the prophet sallallaahu Ali was

said them said nimittani boon and Fatima

Kathy Roman & nass two blessings that

the majority of people are cheated out

of a sachet oh well for your health and

your free time leisure time your spare

time the time when you're not

preoccupied one of the blessings of

having parents is that they take care of

you you don't have to work you don't

have to go out and and find food for

yourselves you have time now your

parents are working your father and your

mother taking care of you and you have

time to study and to develop your mind

and your intellects and tools that you

can use in your future if you don't use

this time how many of you have seen the

film Pinocchio almost everybody

all right do you remember pleasure

island pleasure island in Pinocchio you

remember you there raising your hand

yeah you remember pleasure island what

happened there and what happened what

did they turn into donkeys hammy Oh cuz

they could do whatever they wanted they

could eat whatever they wanted they

could play whatever they wanted they

turned into a hammy oh you know why

because people that occupy their time

when they're in school and utilize their

minds for education they under they end

up working manual laborers what they

call oh man

they end up working manual laborers it's

the hardest life on earth because when

you're 4550 years old

and you're still using your body to lift

bricks and build buildings and do these

type things it's a very hard life but

those people there's no fault in people

because it's Hilal livelihood and

they're not donkeys those people out

there doing that but they didn't have

the opportunities that you have if you

were given this opportunity to learn and

you don't use the opportunity than you

are a team ah but if you were born in a

place where you couldn't do anything

else but become a laborer there's

nothing it's not your fault you didn't

have the opportunities and if you're

living an honorable life and a halal

livelihood then you're a good person but

people that squander the blessings

they've been given they're worse than

donkeys and that's what you don't want

to become like the boys on Pleasure

Island that wasted their time Pinocchio

was on the way to school and he got

tricked into going to Pleasure Island

and forgetting about school right so

it's very important to utilize this time

and also health

masha'allah some of you might have

asthma you might have eczema you might

have some things that are problematic

but generally everybody here was able to

walk into this room and sit down by

themselves that's a blessing some young

people don't have that blessing many old

people don't have that blessing the fact

that you have your physical health is a

great blessing from Allah subhana WA

Ta'ala you should utilize it in a hadith

that even a bath and if not bass was a

young boy he was about your age most of

you in here he was about your age when

he was learning from the prophet sallahu

sent him some of the boys from the

operation on saw said to even abbas come

play with us he said no I want to go sit

and listen to the the prophets Elijah

ham and they said oh there's plenty of

Sahaba doing that and they're all

learning and he said but they're going

to die and then who will be knowledgable

and so they went and played any but a

bus went to learn later on the boys said

when they saw even a bus become a

scholar and people honored him and

people sat at his feet they regretted

the time they wasted when they were

young people at the same age of even our

best oral delano even our bus relates a

hadith that the prophets Eliza damn said


tanum hamsun table hamsun if tenem

hamsun table Hampson a Fannie Mae Fannie

Mae even a mu means to benefit from

something Hanina is like something you

get from struggle you struggle and you

get the rewards of your struggle is like

what they call in English booty like

some type of unthawed so he said benefit

from five things before five things the

first one he said Shabab akka habla

harem iike your youth before your old

age who can tell me how long saab lasts

right there

good that's 40 years old from the Asian

now you're in the Shabaab until you're

40 you have strength that you don't have

after 40 it begins to diminish because

life is what they call in English

curvier linear in Arabic m'appelle was

you begin here you get stronger stronger

stronger Hutta but other a de ho

you know he reaches his strong point

better or Bernina when he reaches 40

he's at his peak it's downhill from

there and then you begin to hula and

then she ha ha see ha ha you know sama

Tanisha Han what is to be shaken in the

mushiya woman leader Buddha vive a man

proposed to a woman she said you're too

old your share

he said she claims on the old man but

I'm not a chef is the one that walks

around slowly

I still have some energy she ha ha is

the last phase and then right before the

final phases ages I Jews is after she ha

ha you become a Jews you can't do

anything so when you have your youth

it's a great blessing do you know what

shut but an R means schibetta not

schibetta not you don't know schibetta

know a Latin or Shabaab is from HT ad

it's the time you have fire you have

energy and you have to use that energy

for good

don't waste your life don't waste your

time the prophet salaallah alayhi wa

sallam warned us about your bharat and

man wasting wealth the next one he said

was Socata sahat ik publicity Mika

benefit from your web health before your

sickness if you left after Allah may

Allah give you all a fear you might a

token beside he was sadhana and I dumped

him area but if you get sick the one of

the who , he said us

tattoo tajen adderall selasa ha layer

Ajo inland mobile that health is a crown

on the healthy only the sick can see it

it's a crown on the healthy only the

sick can see it so your health is a

great blessing guard your health some of

the Shabaab here already getting pouches

not good you guys need to exercise don't

eat bad food don't eat McDonald's don't

eat it's bad food really if you know

what was in it you would need it

don't eat you know really take care of

your health

eat good food healthy food don't eat a

lot of food the Arabs they say le Befana

to to be beautiful Tana having big

stomachs will cause your intellect to

deteriorate I just read three days ago

in the International Herald Tribune an

article on a study done in Sweden

proving that the bigger the waist

expands the more mental deterioration

there is and they actually have proven

that young people that have too much fat

around their girth or their waist they

actually are already developing plaque

in their brains so exercise get out run

around you have your health take

advantage of it you need to recreate you

know exercise is a good thing you have

to recreate don't be studying all the

time but also don't be playing all the

time there's a time for each one right

now you have to have balanced life and

then he said so la la la was Sedna he

said to benefit from your Malica a brief

Africa benefit from your wealth before

your poverty some of you are given

allowances don't squander your

allowances use them for intelligent

things as you get older you see a lot of

people waste their money

wallahi i was just in Mecca and Medinah

and the amount of food that is wasted

from people in those hotels they go to

the buffet and they piled their plate

and then they leave their plate at the

table and like it's nothing is froth

Kulu was horrible well at to silly fool

eat and drink but don't be wasteful

don't be extravagant in hilarious

anything because God doesn't love people

that are extravagant or wasteful my wife

and I we took food every single time

there was food leftover we took it down

and there were poor people on the

streets of Mecca that were so happy to

get the food don't think there's not

people here in this country that if you

brought them a food they wouldn't be

happy that you gave them food wallahi so

really recognize the sacred trust of

having blessing some of you come from

wealthy families don't squander your

parents wealth utilize it on good things

there's orphans you can pay $30 a month

my wife and I have orphan in Indonesia

we get letters from from this orphan a

$30 a month supporting an orphan you can

do that things simple things that you

can do at your age now and then he said

Farah Hakka publish' halika as tenem

utilize your free time before you're

preoccupied your young people now you

have a lot of free time you have a lot

of free time your young people but your

free time is going to be lost you won't

have it forever

you'll get preoccupied say now omar said

to fucka who table and tesu do learn to

learn how to live before you're in

positions of authority

we have ministers in many countries now

not just Muslim countries in the West

you know Dan Quayle he was a vice

president in the United States he

misspelled potato it's a famous story

he wasn't very bright you know what he


when he got elected vice president if I

knew I would have got this far I would

have studied harder in school you don't

want people in positions of power that

don't are not educated

you don't want doctors that didn't study

hard we have doctors now that cheat on

their examinations they go to school

they don't study they cheat now how is

that going to be when you go to get

surgery and the doctor doesn't know what

he's doing and that's why the number for

cause of death in the United States is

from doctors mistakes

number four according to the Journal of

American Medical Association the number

four cause of death in the United States

is iatrogenic diseases doctor induced

diseases misdiagnosis giving medicines

people don't need mistakes they make in

treating the patients

you don't want doctors like that you

want doctors that know what they're

doing that studied hard you know what

they call a graduate from a medical

school who got DS all the way through

when he graduates they call him doctor

and he might be your doctor so you don't

want to be that type of person because

you have a trust

- so benefit from your time don't waste

your time and then he said well my mad

wahi attica problem America benefit from

your life before your death you have a

short time here you don't know how long

it is maybe 20 years 30 40 50 maximum

you're going to go maybe a hundred more

years maximum 120 people don't live

beyond that very rare for somebody to

exceed 120 most people now average death

is between 60 and 70 years globally the

Prophet said our motto

almaty ma baina Cetina was 17 it's a

miracle of the Prophet because he said

the lifespan of people after my religion

starts until the end of time will be

between 60 and 70 years that's a miracle

of the prophet sallahu cinema that he

didn't need to do statistical studies to

find out the the mean the median

had the average lifespan Allah told him

how long people were gonna live for his

Ummah which means Muslim

non-muslim because it includes everybody

after his message so he said I'm on

Ultimate Team a Venus a teen with Sabine

so most of us will live between sixty

and seventy years it's a limited amount

of time my suggestion to you don't watch

television except maybe on the weekend

and then watch things that are

worthwhile I wouldn't just watch waste

things if it's a film that has some good

meaning or something useful or it's a

there's a lot of interesting you know

National Geographic and other programs

that you can benefit from some of the

the programs that use good Arabic you

can learn Arabic so I you know there's

some even some of the cartoons and

things are using FASTA that you can

benefit from that but don't waste a lot

of time doing that I wouldn't watch

television during the week because you

have to study and then the time that

you're not studying instead of watching

television you should be out kicking a

ball around getting some exercise

exercising your body visiting your

friends doing intelligent things with

your friends these are the things that

you should be preoccupying yourselves

with and I'm finished with a story I

told the girls all right because it's

useful for you as well there were three

fish three fish in a lake one fish was

brilliant the other fish was intelligent

and the third fish was a mock sama cone

a mock a stupid fish right and one day

the lake wasn't big one day a fisherman

came and he started casting his net so

the intelligent fish the brilliant one

he said it's time to head for the sea

because the lake is too small and will

get caught in the net eventually so he

left went to the river down to the sea

the smart one he said that's the most

intelligent fish in the lake and if he's

heading for the sea I'm gonna head for

the sea the stupid wasn't said to him

it's a long journey to the sea

and it's a big lake small net we should

just stay here enjoy what we have

nothing much has changed he disagreed he

took off for the sea so the third one

the stupid fish he got caught in the net

and then the fisherman took him out and

he was frying him and in the frying pan

as he was frying he said if I ever get

back to the lake I'm heading for the sea

okay so don't be like that last fish

life is a journey to the ocean you're

not meant to just stay in your limited

understanding expand your you don't get

trapped in the trivialities of in in in

in suffice if an or more the Arabs call

it low things said OB Tsui please don't

let these dark forces pull you away from

your higher calling to be productive

intelligent human being that actually

has something to add to the world and

you're not just filling space too many

people filling space and not benefiting

others alright in terms of the parents I

hope you take seriously the the advice

about television televisions a major


these games are a major problem you

should read some of the studies about it

PlayStation nation is a good book to

read about serious studies that have

been done about the negative effects

that these games actually have on

neuroplasticity on attention deficit

disorder there's a lot of work that's

been done in this area obviously it's

not published because the same companies

that owned the newspapers right own the

shares in Nintendo stocks right really

there was a book written in 1958

called the evil eye which took me a long

time to find I read about it as a source

book in another book I found a copy in

Australia on the internet because it

wasn't ever reproduced this book had

documented research from the 1950s about

the negative effects on television on

children that were done serious

scientific studies one of the studies

that was done found

that small children will not watch

real-time television they get bored so a

three four five year old they won't

watch a movie like regular they just get

bored so that's why if you look at

children programming it's speeded up

it's not in real time so Sesame Street

it's all quick things changing images

now we have the MTV phenomenon which is

children that grew up on that that type

of programming cannot watch normal films

if you watch a film from the 1950s

they're very slow if you watch them from

the 40s they're very slow they're driven

by dialogue not by movement now all the

films are driven by quick moving car

crashes bombs exploding it's all

stimulation because young people can't

watch if you watch plots like crash

older people that watch those films

can't even keep up because it's just too

fast for them this is what's happening

and then we have in touch it attention

deficit disorder is a major problem in

an Indian in the developed nations and

increasingly a problem in in other

places one out of every 58 males in the

United States of America is now

diagnosed with autism two out one out of

58 it's a disease that wasn't even

identified until the 50s and very

handful of people now after that since

the 1980s there have been a massive

explosion of Asperger's disease autism

and you're starting to see autism now in

the Arab countries children are

overstimulated there they're becoming

hyperactive because you're putting them

in front of all these interactive things

so they can't sit in a classroom without

fidgeting and getting completely you

know their train of thought is lost they

can't concentrate for long periods of

time they won't be able to read books a

book like The Brothers Karamazov and

English English literature is a long

book there's a lot of plot changes

there's a lot of characters that you

have to keep in mind if you've read ever

read Russian literature you have to

memorize several names

to keep up with what's going on it and

some of the characters have three or

four different names you won't have

students are able to read that they

won't be able to read the great

literature of the Arabs Moton FB video

samanid hamid ani al-hariri even omo

kapha they won't be able to read the

hamas a minimum bharat you know any of

these things because it takes directed

thought to do that so there's a massive

responsibility now and you can't just be

like sheep that kind of accept

everything that happens and just oh yeah

and the papadum so a lot of these things

are not progress they're quite the

opposite there's a study going on right

now it's a major long-term study on the

effects of cellular phones but the

American Association of Pediatrics

physicians says that children before

their skulls are developed shouldn't be

using cell phones because the the the

the skull is too thin and the radiation

is reaching their brain at higher levels

we don't know if they're gonna have to

MERS in 10 15 20 years because this is a

guinea pig generation and we have

something which called the cautionary

protocol the cautionary protocol which

is used by Europeans and Canadians and

the Americans just because of our kind

of capitalistic enterprise and stupidity

refused to follow that cautionary

principle the cautionary principle

states if you're unsure about the

harmful effects of something then you

should have precautionary measures

before you actually do it until you find

out whether or not it's harmful if in

the in the volcano in in Europe that was

based on the precautionary principle

because the Europeans practiced that a

lot of the American commentators were

saying they should have let the

airplanes fly but the Europeans were

saying no we don't want to risk

airplanes crashing and people dying

because we're not sure the effects of

these that the the volcanic ash is going

to have on these airplanes yet that's

intelligence its intelligence who though

Heather come in

be be precautious so you have to really

think about what's happening because

you're gonna have problems with your

children before you know it if you don't

and and in Korea now they're thinking

about Bandung broadband after 10 o'clock

because so many of the Korean children

are addicted to these video games and

they're flunking out in school having

major prompt these are social problems

that are going on all over the planet

and their new social problems and

they're not being addressed

intelligently and a lot of the parents

are completely ignorant about them so

that's all I have to say right now if

anybody has any comments or questions

you can feel free and any of the young

men out there if you have any questions

feel free okay go ahead you would you're

the only mother your hand up go ahead


with that

a videogames there's several now young

people have died from playing video

games for extended periods of time

literally one child in Japan had a heart

attack because he kept playing for

several days and couldn't stop I mean

obviously those aren't the majority of

kids aren't gonna be doing that but

there are kids that get addicted or


I personally my kids don't play any

video games I just don't have them in

the house

you know sometimes they go to their

friend's house and they do think but I

would not recommend video games

personally I know it's some people think

you know it's unreasonable but I've read

too much of the research about it you

know I wouldn't do video games I don't

think they're healthy and a lot of them

you know they're just total waste of

time there's nothing there's nothing

educational about them at all go ahead

yeah I mean look you know when I was a

kid you went out and played you know you

did things you went out and played I

mean it's much more life is much more

interesting than a video game really I

lived with Bedouin kids in the Sahara

they're they're some of the happy as

well-adjusted kids I ever met they spend

their whole time outside outdoors you

know go outside and play say it's too

hot or something like that get used to

the heat you know really get used to the

heat most of your Arabs the Arabs say a

shrimps will hammam it out on the Sun is

the sauna of the Arabs Arabs that's why

your skin color is the way it is so you

go out in the Sun I can't go out I get

skin cancer God knows what he's doing

where he put people and how they look

and how they can handle their

environments you guys all in

air-conditioned I lived in a lion in a

lion for four years without air

conditioning in a cinderblock house

between 20 and my I was 20 and 24 I

lived in a lion for four years without

air conditioning the whole time because

I don't like air conditioning half these

guys are getting rheumatism now you know

look at the older

people in this country they're all

suffering all having problems these

things aren't you know you guys are

gonna you'll see eventually but you know

a show she nope in an amateur that's a

doom you know say now almost said be

tough on yourselves because you won't

always have blessings Western most

Western people can't sit on the floor if

you see Western people try to sit on the

floor there their knees are all they

can't put that they don't have any why

because they never sit on the floor they

always sit on chair I can sit I've been

sitting on a floor all my all my adult

life since I became Muslim I can sit on

a chair of the chairs there but at my

house I sit on the floor because I

choose to I can do a full notice at my

age there's a yoga position that most

young people can't do it's only because

I've always been sitting on the floor so

I have elasticity now there was just a

study done about just stretching and how

important stretching it was you can

learn things from cats have you ever

watched cats cats are always stretching

you know cats are the most flexible

animals in the world and just watch them

humans used to stretch now they're just

shriveling up really you see people that

are 50 they look like they're 80 you see

people that are 20 and they're behaving

like they're old people in America we

have people they're dead at 25 buried at

75 really living dead people that have

really they're hollow people because

they're spending so much time we have we

have pornography is a major problem in

the United States I just was at a

conference in Princeton University and

there's published papers I delivered a

paper at that conference on pornography

one of the major problems in the United

States of America pornography addiction

it destroys families it causes impotence

males become impotent after they get

addicted to pornography ten years of


they've lost their their you know their

their their potency so what got them in

it ends up being destroyed anyway these

are major problems that are going on now

and you know you're from a culture who

didn't want me to hold women upside of


you know that's the this culture is a

culture of modesty and modesty is a

beautiful quality Europeans and

Americans used to be very modest people

and there still are some modest people

on undeniably there's many good

Christian people there's many good even

secular people that have basic modesty

and things but many people now they've

completely lost their sense of shame and

do things publicly that would have never

been done even 20 years ago even 20

years ago I mean I see bumper stickers

all over California would foul words on

them as if children weren't around you

know I mean my kids sometimes ask me

I've got a five five-year-old kid that's

starting to read and he sees words that

you know I can't even explain to him

what they mean because there's no shame

and I believe in preserving innocence of

children I don't want to see a

sexualized culture where naked women are

naked men are all over the place and

before children are ready to even grasp

what these things mean there's not like

Aboriginal cultures because there's

Aboriginal cultures that don't have the

same problems in a culture that's

manipulating people sexually go ahead

yeah there are like four if you're gonna

go into surgery then there's certain

decks you know manual dexterity skills

like you get very good at certain skills

that you can do if you're going into law

enforcement a lot of kids that play with

those video games get very accurate in

fact we had a kid in Virginia who shot

eight kids at school and he got head

shots on every single one of the kids

when the FBI came to examine it they

were amazed at this kid's marksmanship

it turned out that his father had bought

him as a present a game that you got the

the head shots were given the highest

awards in the game so he had actually

mastered killing people in a video game

and then he just went to school one day

with his father's gun and he killed all

these kids with headshots that he

learned on the video game so if you're

gonna go into the army it's probably

there's some benefits like that but you

know those those benefits to me are that

the harm is greater and and in in our

tradition and muscle high which is

benefit is always looked at masada you

way the to what's called da da da da was

yell belma's la avoiding harm and

accruing benefit if the harm is worse

then you avoid it and if the benefits

greater then you then you do it and to

avoid harm is preferred over accruing

benefit so harm is considered first

before benefit so there are benefits

undeniably mmm-hmm go ahead study what's

that some people are poor yeah what how

could they go study a lot of them can

there's children all over the world now

that are daily they're laborers as

children is happening all over the world

South Africa has a massive problem with

child labor

India has a massive problem with child

labor really even in Egypt you know

there's a baboon the people the kids

that go out and collect garbage we have

this problem everywhere in Morocco

there's kids that are your age that are

working full-time 15 hour days you know

and that comes with social justice and a

concern for others so people like you as

you get older you have to

of commitments to changing those

conditions first in your own place it's

always better to fix the place that

you're at and then extending that out

but you're lucky you're fortunate that

you don't have that problem you're here

so utilize your time


well yeah there there's a lot of books

in the United States have been written

on this that I wish the Arabs would kind

of look at and translate into Arabic

like 365 things to do with your children

that don't involve television you know

that's a book you know it gives you a

lot of ideas like things you can

actually do young people like to do lots

of things you know my kids do archery my

two oldest sons are black belts in

karate you know they've been doing

martial arts there's a lot of things

that you can do that are really

interesting one of my son's is a painter

you know he has oil paints he actually

paints amazing things and he's 15 years

old you know that was something he was

interested in we encouraged it because

it was he showed talent he was

interested in and I'd much rather

haven't doing that than doing wasting

his time doing other things because it's

creative it's imaginative Einstein said

if you want to have intelligent children

then then develop their imagination

painting is a great way of developing

imagine if he does amazing pictures

really creative things so there's a lot

there's lots of things you can do but

you have to be actively engaged with

your children a shelfie has a poem about

that your team is not the one whose

parents died it's the one whose mother

is ignorant and the fathers are too busy

to be taken care of and that's the real

orphan right so you have to be engaged

in raising your children but it's a it's

an Amana people should not have children

if they're not going to raise them to be

good kids

because we all have to suffer the

consequences of all these kids that grow

up without real parenting and real

education and they end up you know the

criminal class and all these Wall Street

people that have no morals at all where

did they grow up who was teaching them

you know who was instilling in them a

sense of right and wrong my mother

instilled in me right and wrong she's a

Christian woman with very strong moral

principles from an early age I was told

right from wrong not with religion she

didn't even associate it with religion

you just told the truth and she lived

that she always was truthful in

everything she did that's what that's

what I learned from my mother

be truthful be upright be honest you


expect other people respective of who

they are whether they're a South Asian

Indian some of the Arabs here treat the

Indians like dirt one day you'll find

when when India becomes a major power it

could happen in your lifetime you'll be

down there after all the oils gone and

there's nothing here some of the

Emiratis you might be down there trying

to get a job in an Indian corporation

and some of those guys are going to

remember how their father was treated

when he was working here what comes

around goes around

Sitka diam New Delhi we don't have a nun

s I mean that's not a reason to be good

to Indians but it's a reality so even

from a pragmatic point perspective it

might be a good idea just to treat

people a little better than you're

treating them Filipinos here some of

them are treated like dirt

some of the maids here are treated like

they're subhuman these are human beings

they had mothers and fathers you know

they have emotional I mean I asked a

maid in a house I was staying in in a

neighboring country I won't say which

one I just asked her how she was doing

and she started crying literally started

crying you know there's things going on

God knows what's going on but yomo Kiama

it's a big day at Iowa know that I gotta

know the truth or do manal mean people

don't think they're gonna be a Super

Nintendo and Yutaka sudha people think

they're just gonna be left without any

judgment it's not true

go ahead and what edge gets okay for

cell phones well cell phone like I said

the the research is still out they don't

know most of the studies that the

cellphone companies did were in ideal

situations because for instance if you

have a cell phone here it's coming

through your brain that's different from

when it's coming that way so it just

depends I mean there's ideal conditions

most of the studies that the cellphone

companies did were in ideal conditions

and I have a friend who's a CEO of a

cell phone company so I know I got this

from firsthand right

so we don't know if it's safe at all but

generally before the age of about 15

because the the brain the the Jim Jim

you know the the skull is developing so

before that if you're gonna use it even

for adults they should be used it's

better to use it with an earphone keep

it away from the body that's what they

say hold it away from the body or use it

with the voice on or text a lot of young

people prefer to text anyway texting is

safer than that but radiation is real

it's radiation its low-grade radiation

but it's radiation people keep it in

their pockets we don't know how it's

going to affect fertility rates you know

the highe aphid Dean the the male sperm

count around the globe is half of what

it was 50 years ago so we know that you

know fertility rates are being seriously

affected they think it has to do with

plastics because plastics are estrogen

mimickers and so all this plastic that

everybody's living in everything's

plastic your car's plastic a lot of

people wearing polyester that it's

actually affecting our bodies you know

so there's a lot of very troublesome

things going on but generally I'd be

very careful you should not be spending

a lot of time on a cell phone use it for

emergencies if you have a cell phone

they're useful tools but I would use it

for emergencies I have a cell phone in

my car I don't like to use cell phones

to talk on mmm-hmm no let me tell you

something there's a bomb all right in

America there's there's a bomb it's

called napalm they used it in World War

two do you know what napalm is it burns

the skin

it's a goo it's like gel all right it

burns the skin they used it against the

Germans in World War two when they

bombed aerial bombing of Dresden and

Hamburg in these things in Vietnam they

were using napalm what the what the

Vietcong would do is in the village they

would make a big water basin and so if

the napalm hit them people would get hit

by napalm and they would run and go in

and submerge themselves and it would

stop the effects of the napalm

so their skin wouldn't burn so you know

what they did in the United States they

developed napalm that was waterproof all

right we have people like that they're

sick people they don't think about the

moral implications of what they're doing

so the same is true greed

you know the Arabs say Obama you live

you live it happen huh my greed makes

the intellect go away

you can't think when you're greedy a man

you know you can't think so people are

greedy and you have to be aware these

people could care less about you or

about your health there have been many

times where they know things are harmful

and they hide it from the people the

tobacco industry knew that tobacco was

addictive in the nineteenth early 60s

and they hid it from people we had

class-action suits in the United States

you know what the deal they made with

the tobacco industry in the United

States this is all history you can read

all this stuff the deal the United

States government made with the tobacco

industry in the United States of America

is that we're going to shut down tobacco

in the United States but we'll make sure

that you can export it around the world

you know we're the biggest now markets

for tobacco China India the Arab world

we don't smoke puffs in public it's

illegal in the United States of America

to smoke in public illegal you know why

now that all what out there are because

secondary smoke is more harmful than

primary smoke so you're actually hurting

other people when I go into these Arab

hotels here that are largely owned by

Western companies that in their own

countries they don't let them smoke but

here they're all smoking puffing away

without any concern about anybody else

you know what Thailand when Thailand

tried to outlaw tobacco do you know what

America said it would take away its

favored nation status because this is

just Machiavellian politics they don't

care about people they care about

profits and money they care about their

own people to a certain degree they

don't care about other people they could

care less if you guys all die of cancer

as long as they make a lot of money from

selling Marlboro you know and convince

you that the Marlboro Man is something

to emulate in America you know what our

Marlboro commercials are they show a

cigarette that's wilted and they say

cigarette smoking causes impotence

because they want people to stop smoking


have those ads over here seriously go

ahead when a person he starts playing

games and is soon afterwards he becomes

addicted and when he hears that games

are harmful he tries to give it but it's

impossible it's compulsory that's a good


addictions a problem if you're addicted

to something most of the video

addictions are low-grade a low-grade

addiction is like tea or coffee you can

give it up with a little willpower

cigarette nicotine is actually a it's a

high-grade addiction it's very hard to

give up nicotine some of the same things

because the the brain when you play

video games you get and Orphic releases

so it's it's it's like a drug very

similar to taking heroin or cocaine has

a similar effect the same type of things

are happening in the brain so you want

to do it again and again and again but

willpower is something God gave every

human being and the best thing that you

could do you have to get rid the most

important single most important thing is

to get rid of the stimuli you have to

you have to remove it from the house if

it's in the house you're gonna be

tempted it's like an alcoholic who has a

bottle of liquor in the cabinet

if he gets weak he'll get tempted the

best thing to do is avoid it just don't

don't get it out of the house and you

have and there's times when you'll feel

strong and say I want to quit this thing

those are the times when you should do

it and then you need help to be

consistent find a friend who's willing

to you buddy up with him and you both

make a commitment together we're not

gonna watch video get to it for six

months just do it for six months and see

how your life changes make a commitment

I'm gonna stop for six months when

Ramadan comes around say I'm gonna stop

TV altogether one month no TV at all

zero people now they watch more TV and

Ramadan than they do in other times

you're wasting your time Ramadan is a

precious time I am and might do that

might do that is what's called general

Kuna you know it's short days few days


go ahead you

some people like it their body gets

seized to nicotine so much that if they

try to quit smoking or something they'll

die so are they supposed to at least

once a day

yeah no nicotine won't kill you there's

there's no nothing zero scientific

evidence that giving up nicotine will

kill you but they do have serious

withdrawal symptoms for some people you

know if they're addicted to smoking then

it's true nicotine can actually be like

a you know like a medicine for them

because they get so nervous so angry so

frustrated but they have nicotine

patches there's other things that you

can do they have nicotine gum that

people can chew because smoking harms

the lungs

you know nicotine is is not good but

it's better to chew nicotine gum than to

smoke a cigarette and it has a similar

effect on the on the on the brain that

smoking a cigarette does but people can

quit many people have quit cigarettes

you know I'm fortunate I never smoked

you know a few times I had cigarettes

when I was in high school just kids try

experiment because other kids smoke it

but I wasn't I was I played a lot of

sports when I was in high school so I

never wanted to smoke go ahead you yeah

as you pointed that in Ramadan people

watch TV more than any other normal day

but at that time many school Muslim

scholars started like saying about Islam

so what why shouldn't we I mean if yeah

if the program is worth watching like

that if it's a dollar or something like

that then you know but I would prefer

not you can you can go to the Masjid and

hear a talk or read a book or listen to

a tape cassette there are other ways to

get doodles than television

I want to ask you though do you think

the majority of parents have already you

know got something in their house at

computers yeah we you know everything do

you think that in these types of cases

that parents should exercise restriction

or just eliminate them completely from

the household even if they've been there

and their kids have been used to them


all their friends etc for most people to

eliminate it completely as impractical

that it's just it's difficult because

now there's so many things tied to the

computer a lot of people's jobs are

related to computer and internet access

things like that for most people it's

gonna be impacted I know many people in

the u.s. not just Muslims I know many

non-muslims that just don't have it in

the house because of the destructive

effects that it has a lot of the Waldorf

parents will not have them in the house

things like that but you know one of the

things that is recommended is to have it

in an open space don't have it in a

private space where people can go even

husband's because we've got a problem

with some of the men now that are

getting addicted to things in fact I had

a man asked me about it the other day

you know that he was having a trouble

with that we did a conference on

pornography in Toronto before we did

before I did the paper at Princeton and

I was amazed at how many of the Muslim

women in hijab came out to me afterwards

and told me that they were having

problems with their husbands there are

restrictions here obviously I think

there's some internet control for those

type things but there's DVDs and there's

other ways around that so there are

problems but you know I would say have

it in an open space with the screen

facing a public so like in a room where

you can see the screen itself so that

when the kids go on it you know what

they're going on and then also obviously

you can check searches and things like


so it's good to know what they're

looking at as they get older Trust is

very important you know and to spy on

your kids as they get older is actually

a breach and that can cause a lot of

problems because you're gonna create

deceptive child so it's dangerous to do

that I personally think I trust my kids

I've sat down with them I talked to them

about it I found some films once I mean

they weren't they were more like just

very violent films and I sat down with

my kids and I explained to them I said

I'm out here combating against these

things and I can't have it in my house

when you guys turn 18 you're on your own

you can do whatever you want but in my


this isn't happening and I trust you I'm

not gonna talk about this again but I

trust you and that that's the way I do

with my kids I've never I've never and

then I don't punish them if they do

something wrong and come to me I don't

punish them you know one of my kids came

to me and he just started crying he was

about 14 he start crying and I said

what's wrong he said I went on the

computer without your permission and

looked at some and he would really felt

bad about it and I told him I said look

that is your bummy oh you know it's your

conscience talking to you and always

listen to that because that will always

be truthful you know so I just used as

an opportunity to to encourage him that

when he knows something's wrong to

respond to that and don't don't ever be

ashamed of that that is the best thing

that we have working inside of us is is

that ability to know right from wrong

and to admit our wrongs and then to

commit to not doing it again

so you know that's what I would do and

and you have to have some restrictions

you can't have it open because kids are

gonna go on and now they have all these

allies games that are free on the

internet are designed by Nintendo and

these corporations to get them addicted

to higher games so they're simple games

are not that fun it's all design they

know exactly what they're doing this is

really well researched stuff they have

lots of psychiatrists and psychologists

on their staff that do they do pupil

dilatory studies on kids I mean there's

a PBS documentary that you can watch

merchants of cool which is exactly about

what they're doing these corporations

they're very dark sinister forces they

could care less about human beings

there's a book that was written by back

end back in in which is called the

corporation they made it into a

documentary and he's us psychiatrists

showing from the diagnostic Statistical

which is used for psychiatric disorders

in the United States that all of the

symptoms of sociopathic behavior are in

corporate behavior

corporations are sociopathic they have

no morality there's nothing working you

might have moral people in corporations

but the corporation

as a machine which is functioning as a

person because it has the rights of

persons in Western law is a sociopath

and the sociopaths are running the show

and the victims are these these poor

young people as far as I'm concerned

adults have no excuses I got okay let me

let me get somewhere back there you all

the way back there yeah you looking back

it's you huh

the government government governor or

president or whatever knew that stuff

are harmful anything that's harmful for

the country why doesn't he just stop it

well that's a good it's an excellent

question the in in in in the United

States certain things are illegal that

don't make any sense at all in relation

to other things that are legal for

instance in the United States marijuana

is illegal but whiskey is legal or

alcohol alcohol hard alcohol any any

form pharmacists will tell you that most

alcohols are more harmful than cannabis

but the reason that marijuana is illegal

in the United States is because the

cotton industry lobbied heavily to get

marijuana made illegal because they used

to use marijuana for all the things they

use cotton for so there's a history for

the prohibition of marijuana as opposed

to right so you you have market forces

and then in the United States in Western

countries generally censorship is a very

sensitive issue even though some things

are censored I'm right now there's us

going to the Supreme Court about

pedophilia material that's done animated

should they make it illegal or not it's

a major problem right so actually

because pedophilia films involving

sexual acts with children is illegal but

there's they're arguing there is and

these are merchants that want to sell

this material they're arguing that this

is animation it's

not but they can make it look as real as

regular film these are major problems in

the United States and there's people

that want to censor these things that

make them illegal and then there's other

people that are arguing for no

censorship but in Islam we do we here in

a country like this you know we do have

certain things that we don't want to see

become public

you know accepted publicly because there

are standards our moral standards that

we still adhere to that a lot of places

other places have abandoned whether or

not people practice is another thing

that's a problem everywhere yeah okay

one more question if cigarettes are

harmful why did they invented it it's a

good cook no it's a good question

seriously it's a really good question

it's an intelligent question you know

what in the Quran it says in whom can

Anam been whom about people that do

harmful things for themselves are like

animals and then it says then whom allah

in arabic ben is a harvested rock it's

where you correct something even though

it's not a mistake it's used

rhetorically so it's not like God made a

mistake but it's to emphasize no they're

more astray than animals why the Mufasa

don't say because animals will never

purposely harm themselves

if an animal sees something harmful it

will flee from it but human beings are

are sometimes they do stupid things

I was once with one of my little boys

and in a store and and there was

somebody smoking and they took in a puff

and blew it out and it was the first

time my son had seen smoke and he just

looked up and he was shocked he thought

the person was on fire and this person

looked down and said don't you ever do

this you know so but people are also

mocked Ella you know the the person

doing it you should have compassion for

them I'm telling you something it's very

important people that smoke you should

have compassion for them you shouldn't

see them as evil people or bad people

they have an empty lab that you don't

have whenever the Prophet SAW people in

tribulation tribulation means if they're

in something that not good for them he

would say alhamdulillah di Fanny

mimicked Erica be he he wouldn't say it

out loud he would say it where they

couldn't hear praise be to the one who

has delivered me from what he has tried

you with the tribulation this hardship

Wafaa Bellini attica theorem in Manhart

of data and has preferred me over so

much of his creation so but people that

sell cigarettes people that sell alcohol

people that sell weapons armaments to

other people so that they kill each

other those people know they should be

opposed boycotted but people that are in

the tribulation alcoholics all those

people we have to have compassion for

them you know really and just thank a

lot that we don't have that tribulation

so you have to feel competin the

prophets eyes and felt compassion for

people even there was an alcoholic at

the time of the prophet his name's

abdullah can he look about him out it's

inside Buhari and he used to drink and

get drunk and they would bring him and

like punish him with us

sandal they used to use sandal and they

just like punish him for drinking and

one time a man said this is inside will

Hadi good sound hadith the the man said

allahu anhu oh god curse this man you

know ma Akhtar oh ho with Jana or Mac

thought oh my you oughta be he you know

he's always being punished for drinking

and the Prophet said don't say that

that's hell and hope for my and him two

men who in Lahore a pseudo don't curse

him because he's a man who loves God and

His Messenger so even though he was an

alcoholic he still loved God and His

Messenger and and the prophet saw him

even Hodja says that's the most hopeful

hadith for the people doing major wrong

actions because even if you're doing a

major wrong action it doesn't negate

love all together it just negates

complete love because complete love you

obey the one you love

right I wish I can answer all your

questions but that was the last question

Allah bless all of you and Charlotte god

bless all of you give you good guidance

and shall I give you open your


like to thank shake comes up for coming

and spending into the last few days with

us it was a request from the Board of

Governors that he ultimately honored to

give up his time I know he's been very

busy he's just coming from a tour of a

few different countries he's off this

evening or I believe tomorrow again so

the time that he has spent with us I

hope that we've learned something from

him little humility I believe that's

also what Islam preaches is to humble

ourselves and hear especially our

students we hope that you have picked

something up from which a comes I had to

say and I think the most important thing

is that we have the book we have the

Holy Quran we need to read that book we

need to make sure that we understand

what's in there we need to make sure

that we also live out what's in that

book and one of the biggest thing is I

would say is humility it's nice to see

that we have workers in our homes and I

think Sheikh Hamza was mentioning when

he went and he stayed with somebody in a

neighboring country about one of the

mates but if we can think about the

people that work in our homes and the

drivers that collect us and when the

kids are outside and the boys and the

girls are the primary yes in the school

we don't allow the mates to come in when

I first started here seven years ago we

stopped that but yet we still have the

maids that will run up to the door to

make sure that they collect your bag

from you as you drop it down in front of

them remember they're people remember

all right so if we could just work for a

better environment not only here at West

Green but throughout and be better

citizens of the world again I'd like to

thank Shea comes up for the time that he

spent with us here at West Green it's

been a long two days I believe with his

assistance and colleagues and we had a

speaker yesterday for the boys in Mom's

ed so again we appreciate the time that

you've taken out for West Green school

thank you very much