Canadian Imam: Church Bells are Satanic – “Prophet obliterated the Cross”

Canadian Imam: Church Bells are Satanic – “Prophet obliterated the Cross”

Dr. & Imam Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips is a senior influential world Muslim leader. He often speaks in Canada, America and Europe. The following is an excerpt from a sermon uploaded to his You Tube channel in 2012. To view the clip.

Also among the things that we do on a regular basis – we go to the bathroom. How many times a day do we go to the bathroom?  The Prophet has given us duas to say, “Oh Allah, I seek refuge in you from filth, the evil jinn, male and female.” Again seeking protection from Allah, on one hand, because the nature of the bathroom being a place of filth. This is a place where evil jinn may focus.

Having entered into our homes – having remember Allah when eating, when using the bathroom.  We have to also purify our homes from the satanic things, whether they be among the physical things in the home or things which affect our psyche. We have to purify our homes from the various means by which Satan affects people. Among them is music.

Allah says in the Quran …Verse 64 with regards to Satan. And fool those whom you can among them with your seductive voice. The voice of Satan referred to in this verse is singing. Prophet Muhammad said, some people from among my followers will drink alcohol but call it by a different name. String and wind instruments will be played for them, and women singers will perform for them. Allah will cause the ground to swallow them, and he will turn them into apes and pigs.

Music and singing cultivates hypocrisy in the heart, just as water cultivates plants.

Bells are the musical instruments of Satan. Bells today have become very common; it’s on our telephone, it’s in our clocks. The bell, which is from Christian culture, Christian tradition, which is ultimately from Satan because Jesus did not teach his followers to ring bells. This is something which they invented. Obviously, it came from Satan. It is satanic. And it is as I said because it is the basis of their religion, their call to prayer. The Bell is the musical instrument of Satan. It is also, throughout the society, built into the culture

When Satan hears Surah bakra being read, he leaves the home where it is recited.

Besides that, we also have… a little easier formula for us – when the last two verses of Surah al-baqarah are read in the home for three consecutive nights, the devil will not come near it.

We also have the recommendation from the Prophet to make vicar in our homes. We have a Hadith which the Prophet said “whoever says there is no God but Allah, who’s alone without partners, dominion and praise are all his and he is able to do all things. One who says this 100 times per day will have a reward similar to freeing 10 slaves. 100 good deeds will be recorded for him, and 100 sins erased. And he will have a charm against Satan for the whole day until the night.

No one can come along and tell us “Do this so many times, do that so many times, and [he] is going to do this for you or that for you.”  If the prophet Muhammad didn’t say it, then no one else has the authority to prescribe these things for us. 

It is also known from the Hadit that, with the recitation of the Quran, angels do come into the home. They come into the environment around the people who are reciting the Quran.

Of course, this was in the time of the Prophet. Angels at different points became visible. In our times we don’t necessarily expect that. But the fact of the Angels coming around those who are reciting the Quran remembering Allah – this has been confirmed in a number of other hadiths.

The prophet Muhammad never left anything in his home that had a cross on it without obliterating it. This was his practice. Wherever the symbol of the cross ends up in the home this should be obliterated. You may find it on the packages of things you’re buying in the society around us because the cross is a part of their society. It’s part of their culture, part of their belief. So, the cross will be worked into many different goods, etc. that we’re going to purchase outside, and we are bringing these things into our homes. It was the practice of the Prophet Muhammad to purify the home by obliterating all of the symbols of the cross.

Before we recite sura al – Fatiha, the prophet Muhammad taught us to say, “I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, from his pride, and his poetry and his touch. Poetry being the music, the song which is common in the society around us.

The prophet also instructed us at the time of marriage that we seek refuge in Allah from the evil that may come about from the marriage itself. He said that, when a person gets married, he should say “Oh Allah, indeed I ask you for the good which is with her and the good which you have created as an innate part of her character, and I seek refuge in you from the evil which is within her and the evil that you created as an innate part of her character.”

Prophet Muhammad also instructed us to seek refuge in Allah from Satan to protect our children even at the time of having sexual relations.

Again, if we buy a home someplace, our neighbors all around us are disbelievers, non-Muslims.

Your wife is influenced by the women around her. Yourself, you are influenced by the society around you. This is what makes it all so – in order to protect the home, imperative to protect – that Muslims create Islamic communities…. That home in the midst of a kafr society will be destroyed by the society around it. A Muslim should have Muslim neighbors. In this way you also protect yourself and your dean.

This is why the prophet Muhammad said… that hijra will remain obligatory as long as Toba is accepted. And Toba will continue to be accepted until the sun rises in the West. That means until the last day. These are the signs of the last day. Hijra remains an obligation on the community, hijra to create Muslim communities. 

So let us not delude ourselves into thinking that protection of the home stops with your front door. Protection of the home involves establishing Muslim communities with Muslim schools.

Canadian Imam: Western Music is the Call of Satan – Destroying Instruments is Encouraged

Canadian Imam: Western Music is the Call of Satan – Destroying Instruments is Encouraged

It has been reported that Islamic groups will at times forbid the population from listening to music. They will also destroy musical instruments. Many ask if these actions represent the the TRUE Islam. We first learn from a lecture given by Imam Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips that was uploaded in September 2011.

Music as we know it today, produced by wind and stringed instruments, is haram (forbidden). When we look at the tradition of the early scholars of Islam they made all kinds of statements against it. Some scholars refer to music – they refer to it as Quran of Shatan, Satan’s Quran. So when Prophet Mohammad PBUH warned us about it, something which was dangerous for our souls. That’s what Islam is there to do – to protect our souls. So we need to stop and to turn back to Allah and to love him and worship him through our love of him by obeying the messenger of Allah. We need to do that in order for this ummah to succeed. It is the only way. We can chase the dunya – replicate the West their lifestyles. But where does it lead? What is it the end of it all? Wretchedness. We have something which the rest of the world does not have. We need to preserve it. We need to take care of it. We need to live it as a deserves to lived.

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Destruction. This means the destruction of evil items, such as breaking and burning idols, breaking musical instruments, smashing wine vessels, burning down taverns in which wine is sold, destroying books of heresy and atheism and promiscuous movies and three-dimensional pictures, and so on.

Among the items for which there is no obligation to pay compensation if they are destroyed are: musical instruments; crosses; vessels for wine; books of misguidance.

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Is Prayer to Allah “destroy accursed Jews” reflecting Islamic values?

Is Prayer to Allah “destroy accursed Jews” reflecting Islamic values?

In two Friday sermons delivered at the Al-Andalous Islamic Center in Montreal, Canada, in August 2014, Sheikh Sayyed Al-Ghitawi prayed to Allah to “destroy the accursed Jews” and to “kill them one by one.”

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) translated Sheikh Sayyed Al-Ghitawi’s prayers:

[Posted on August 16, 2014]

You are aware of what is going on in Palestine – the massacres and the forbidden violations. The [Palestinians] are our brothers, our kin. We are followers of the same prophet, the Prophet Muhammad. On Judgment Day, Allah will ask us what we have done for them. We have done nothing for them except to extend our prayers to them.

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Boycotting the Israeli products that are imported here is beneficial in many ways. Any of us who buys one of these products should know that he is buying a bullet that will hit the Muslims. If you boycott these products, you will have an argument to present to Allah on Judgment Day. When the Lord asks you: “What have you done for them?” you will say: “Lord, at the very least, I refrained from buying their products.” It’s not that there are no alternatives. There are many alternatives. Ever since the non-Muslims – they were non-Muslims, I’m sad to say – began to boycott those products, the [Israelis] have lost a lot of money. It is, first and foremost, our duty to boycott these products. Educate yourself about all these products and boycott them. Whether or not violations are perpetrated against the Muslims in Palestine, boycott them, so that we will have an argument to present to Allah when we meet Him.

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Oh Allah, support our brothers who wage Jihad for Your sake everywhere. Oh Allah, support our brothers the mujahideen in Palestine. Oh Allah, give them patience. Oh Allah, help them gain a foothold. Oh Allah, help them gain a foothold. Oh Allah, give them victory over their enemy. Oh Allah, destroy the accursed Jews. Oh Allah, show us the black day You inflict upon them. Oh Allah, show us the wonders of Your might and ability inflicted upon them.

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Oh Allah, turn their children into orphans and their women into widows, and make them suffer adversities, oh Lord of the Worlds.

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[Posted on August 3, 2014]

Oh Allah, grant victory to our brothers who wage Jihad in Palestine, oh Lord. Oh Allah, help them gain a foothold. Oh Allah, unite their ranks. Oh Allah, heal the sick among them. Oh Allah, satiate their hunger, clothe them, and quench their thirst. Oh Allah, have mercy upon their martyrs, oh Lord of the Worlds. Oh Allah, destroy the accursed Jews. Oh Allah, show us the black day You inflict upon them. Oh Allah, show us the wonders of Your might and ability inflicted upon them, and make the land quake under their feet. Oh Allah, kill them one by one. Do not leave a single one of them. Oh Allah, turn their children into orphans and their women into widows. Oh Allah, make them suffer adversities.

On February 20, 2017 Al-Andalous Islamic Center administration issued a press release regarding these prayers:

Al-Andalous Islamic Center administration reiterates its strong condemnation of any hate speech regardless of the target community, and regardless of the speaker. This condemnation includes any speech targeting the Jewish community, including the clumsy and unacceptable phrasing used in the videos of a sermon held in 2014 at the Center by a substitute imam.

We noticed, at that time back in August 2014, that the substitute imam’s intention was not to call for the destruction of Jewish individuals or the elimination of this community. His wording was, however, tainted by an abusive generalization, and we consider that a serious mistake.

We met with the substitute imam immediately after he gave these sermons to request that he clarify his speech and correct his mistakes. Nothing in the Muslim religion allows for incitement of destruction of a community or individuals; nothing permits or allows attacks on the sacredness of human life. The substitute imam, as a religious cleric, knew this rightly and immediately recognized both his error and the dangerous phrasing that could be misinterpreted by anyone listening to his speech.

As indicated in our previous press release, the videos that contain this controversial speech were hosted and shared on a YouTube channel that the Al-Andalous Islamic Center administration does not control. The person who filmed and shared these videos on his YouTube platform was granted permission to film as he does in other Centers. The administration was not involved in managing this YouTube channel or in the processing of the videos. This explains our error of not having thought to ask the withdrawal of the videos.

Finally, we reaffirm that Al-Andalous Islamic Center administration strongly condemns all forms of anti-Semitism and hate speech, and we would like to offer our sincere apologies to anyone who legitimately felt offended by the supplications made in these videos.