You can now listen to the panel discussion on Youtube
A short email I sent out earlier this week
Many of you have heard about “The Arrivals” video series floating on Youtube. It’s a 50 series part “documentary” (almost 7-8 hours long which worsens the propagandistic effect) and has gained a massive popularity among Muslims everywhere. Most practicing Muslims who have some knowledge of their deen can spot the errors and problems of this documentary, the distortion of hadith, the odd underlying Shia associations, and the disillusion it creates among Muslims by making shaytan, freemasonry, the occult and whatever political powers may be appear more mighty than Allah’s Haqq. It is what you would call “psychological warfare” against Islam- mixing part truth with part lies, so the believer is lured in by the truth and then stuck in the lies. I corresponded with one of the film-makers (who is now banned from Youtube) and he was nothing more than a recent convert with delusions about jinns (or what he believed to be lizard people) most likely as a result of isolation from the Muslim community! So take care of your convert brothers and sisters. Also this series has created interest in Islam among the less religious of our community, so try your best to take advantage of that window of dawah opportunity and bring them to something more beneficial that will build their eman and confidence in Islam (Islamic literature!) but don’t make them feel silly for buying into this strange film.
This lecture is the only talk I know of where ulema (in South Africa) discuss this documentary, critique it and what the popularity of this online film says about Muslims today. Shaykh Sulaimaan Moola, who you may know of, is also in the discussion.
You can listen here:
MP3 Download link: https://sites.google.com/a/radioislamlive.com/radio-islam/Home/pg1/20100316_ca_arrivals_1.mp3?attredirects=0&d=1
There will be more discussion on that radio show in the weeks to follow. Here’s a quote from the talk:
“Throughout history many nations have suffered a physical defeat, but that has never marked the end of a nation. But when a nation has become the victim of a psychological defeat, then that marks the end of a nation.”
-Ibn Khaldun, Muqadammah (consider the rumor of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam’s death and compare that to modern rumors of some insidious New world order)
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