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Surely the best reward ultimately is for those who have Taqwa.
And surely there is no animosity except for the oppressor.
And I bear witness that Allah is one and has no partners, and that Mohammed, son of Abdullah, the servant in his last messenger, and they are always and constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed, to his family to his companions to all those who call to his way and establishes sooner to the day of judgment
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to have Taqwa law, the consciousness of Allah, allow for the job, that we fear Allah azza wa jal, we hope in his mercy. And we constantly surround ourselves with this consciousness of the Creator. So that no matter wherever we are, no matter what we are doing, we remember Allah azza wa jal, we remember that there is one who is mighty in power, and who is well aware of all that we do.
Oh, you who believe.
Two weeks ago,
in visiting the Muslim community in Central America,
we landed in the country called valise.
And then we visited the site of a Mayan temple.
The Mayan people of Central America, were one of the powerful nations. In this part of the world, we're able to reach a very high level of civilization.
And then knowledge of the planets their knowledge of time,
could rival the knowledge of the ancient Egyptians,
the ancient Phoenician
the ancient Indians,
and at a temple site called aaltonen. Ha.
We spoke with some of the Mayans to try to understand something about their predictions, and what is the impact on the world
for many people who follow apocalyptic changes in the world,
the Mayan calendar, which to a great extent, has been precise in its setup with the Mayan culture. And this calendar, which dates back 5125 years.
And according to the Mayan long cycle calendar,
the Earth would end everything would be finished and destroyed in a major apocalypse on December 21 2012.
So that means, according to them, according to some people, we only have seven days.
Next Juma, according to their understanding,
would be the day of judgment.
It would be the end of time.
And those who look at calendars those who look at these type of predictions amongst the people in that region, look into ways
there are those who look at it in the negative way.
Meaning the end of the calendar is the end of life and of humanity. But those who look at it in a positive way, look at it as a time of transformation. That is the end of one cycle and the beginning of another cycle, and that people would be going through a major spiritual transformation on December 23.
The negative part, and with the coming together of the different planets lining up their use of astronomy, and the lining up of major planets, and their usage of numerology brought them this understanding.
But those who study the Mayan culture,
those who study it from the ancient Mayan language itself, they report that there is no text. There is no actual proof in the ancient Mayan language, that the end of this cycle means the end of humanity.
And we as Muslims turn to the Quran and the Sunnah always for our guide, although many of us are heavily affected by superstition,
heavily affected by apocalyptic predictions, but Allah subhanaw taala told us in certain
verse 63, and they used to come to the Prophet so seldom, they used to ask him about the hour. In the same way people are asking today will the earth end next Juma?
What should we do in the seven days
lost upon Allah in addressing the Prophet sell, sell them and giving the message to us? Through His Messenger has told us our Billahi min ash shaytani regime?
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Allah subhanaw taala revealed
and the people ask you about the hour
they are asking you Oh Mohammed Salah Salah about the last day say to them, the knowledge of it is only with Allah.
And what will make you understand that the hour is close, it is close. So Allah subhanaw taala revealed through the prophet cells on them,
that that knowledge is specific to Allah azza wa jal, it is not in any calendar. It is not in human understanding,
but it is close. And that was the time of the Prophet peace be upon
when the angel gibreel alehissalaam came to the prophet SAW Selim and questioned him about Islam, Eman and Sn.
Follow Following this, the angel said to him for affability Anissa.
Tell me about the hour.
The prophets are seldom answered Mel must Ulu unhappy Allah moment aside is the one who's asking it knows more than the one who's being questioned.
In other words, you know more than me.
Why are you questioning? Then gibreel alayhis salaam asked him then for after BMT and mrrc ha. Tell me about some of the signs of the hour. If you can't tell me the actual time itself, then tell me some of the signs that will prove it is close. And the prophets are seldom answered. Until it Ama robata ha, well, en todo el Profesor irata la la, la chef Russia. Yes at our Luna filipiniana.
The prophet SAW Selim then answered and you will see the slave girl give birth to her master.
And you will see the naked, destitute, barefoot Bedouins herdsmen, competing against each other in building large buildings,
and sadaqa Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam according to the great aldemar these two signs and many of the other minus signs of Yama have been fulfilled.
The first time which is very complex, and there are different opinions about it. The slave girl would give birth to her master. How was this possible? One of the scholars came forward and said if we look at Egypt, if we look at the great leaders in Egypt, we will find that there are there were a body of
Soldiers who are called Mum, Luke,
and the Mum, Luke, were slaves.
slaves who came from southern Russia.
And it is reported that there were among mum Luke women who gave birth to young men, like sayfa de cosas, rahima Hola,
Malika VA her babies rahima Hola. They gave birth to these men, and they became their masters.
So the slave woman gave birth to her master, not realizing that her sons would become the masters and the mom, Luke's ruled over Egypt, and much of the world for a few 100 years. The second sign is very clear.
And we have seen an amazing transformation in the Arabian Peninsula, especially in parts of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region. And those who have gone to the Emirates in the Gulf, who have who can go back in time. Remember that only 4050 years ago that people were living, very simple life in that region.
And then you fly over Dubai and Abu Dhabi and especially Dubai, and you see Buddha judge al Khalifa,
you will see the highest building in the world.
So not only are the Bedouins competing against each other.
They're competing against the Chinese and the Americans.
And they defeated the whole planet
in building large buildings.
But these signs and what comes out of these signs. And the way the prophet SAW seldom answered gives us a direct response to the questioning about the Mayan calendar that the knowledge of this is with Allah subhanaw taala and the great companions when they would be asked about the hour, they would say the hour will only come and they will give you major science has to come first.
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major earthquakes major fires major changes are damaged by the creature who speaks all languages a duck on the smoke that would cover the whole planet and would make people suffer who do not believe
these major events have not occurred.
And so we should not be caught up in superstition. Even though December 21
falls in the month of suffer
and suffer for many Muslims was a dangerous time.
When in many countries people will not get married in the month of summer. They were paranoid they are afraid of this month. They are afraid of certain things happening if the rooster gets up in the morning and then crows toward their house. They think that somebody will die
amongst us is superstition and it is strong. But the prophet SAW Selim ended this in his time. And Abu radiola one reports that the prophets have seldom said now as well as three other wala ham, Allah subhana wa homos
that the prophet SAW Selim said, there is no fear or belief in plagues, superstition from owls and birds, or the month of suffer.
And he increased this in another Hadith and said, No fortune telling through the positions of the moon, and the rain and no rule.
No fear of ghosts.
And so he ended it
and did superstition as part of Islamic belief.
And so even though this time is falling in the month of suffer, we should not be confused by this. And we should not waste our time on superstitions. We have to deal with ourselves.
Because the greatest issue that we have to deal with is not an external issue.
It's not the political situation in the world.
It's not the economic situation in the world.
It's not the rise of technology. It's not digital technology. The real change the real struggle is right within ourselves, right within our home. And Allah azza wa jal has clearly told us in the law Halla u v. Roma, bottlemen, Hatha Yoga you do ma B and pussycat
Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themselves.
Internal change has to come about. We are crying and making dua.
For a change and a victory in Syria,
we are crying and making dua
for an Islamic entity to come about in Egypt and in Tunisia.
We are crying and making
that muscle up saw, and I'll put wood falls back into the responsibility of the Muslim, because it was a walk up from the time of arrival of laptop rhodiola. One.
And it is our responsibility to bring peace and justice to the land, and to all the people in that region. But Allah said, the change will not come.
The change will not happen
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it will not come until we change that which is in ourselves. It's inside of us. And one of the biggest problems that we are facing and one of the signs of the last days, as the prophet SAW Selim brought many minus signs was that avoidable. oppression,
violence, this respect, abuse, this would be widespread in the world, and Muslims would be part of it. Well, yellow villa.
And this has come to pass in front of our eyes.
And in our own GTA, our own community, here in the GTA in Toronto, which has evolved into probably the largest Muslim community, proportionately in the whole of North America.
In our community, which has which has grown and expanded back in the 80s, when our numbers were not that large, when there were only a few masjids to go to.
And we were starting to come. We were feeling it, we were feeling the pressure that was hitting our Masjid hitting our community. We were feeling it that we needed number one to deal with ignorance, ignorance of our faith, because many of us would take the faith, not from the Quran and the Sunnah, but we take it from our culture and our family. That's what my father used to do.
That's what my people used to do.
That is what Muslims do in this part of the world. Instead of taking it from the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim, we were cultural Muslims, so we try to educate ourselves.
But frustration set in frustration came our numbers were getting larger, but yet we weren't making progress. And then September 11, came
and we were then accused of things that we did not do.
We were then accused of terrorism accused of evil,
accused of being the worst of the people, and we did not do it. And we know that we didn't do it. And we know that we are not. We know that Muslims are cradle Omid Oakley, gentlemen is that we are the best nation raised up for people.
But we were cut off from our families, cut off from our structures. In our structures, if a problem happened in the family, you could go to an uncle, you could go to an aunt, you could go to a scholar, you could go to a local email. In some cases, you could go to an Amir, a person who had actually stayed power and get something done, were cut off in another land. And so we tried, we set up institutions, set up institutions in our community
to try to defend this social service agency develop for the first time to try to Struggle Mainly against problems in the family.
This isn't the ad, not now. This is 30 years ago, trying to struggle against this.
But after this long period of time, when the issue should have been resolved.
We have plenty of time.
We are facing not just a small wave. We are facing a tsunami
that is hitting this society.
And because we are part of the society, the wave is hitting us as well. And this wave is being
pushed not by an earthquake, as the tsunami that hit Indonesia, it is being pushed by materialism,
poverty, that is hitting the society.
And so the numbers are rising reading right in front of our eyes. And even though they are trying to accuse us that we are intolerant,
that Muslims you people are known for this. You honor killings
have abuse, although we know honor killings has nothing to do with Islam. When we look at their statistics, we found out on the average, every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner, not a Muslim.
In the society itself, in 2009, even go back 67 women were murdered by a current or former spouse or a boyfriend on any given day. In Canada, more than 3000 women are living in an emergency shelter
seeking escape from domestic violence. Each year 40,000 arrests result from domestic violence. This is 22% of all the incidents reported by the police the real number, nobody knows. So what is happening all over the place.
By 2010, there were 582 known cases of missing or murdered Aboriginal women. The Aboriginal people, of course, catch the brunt of this even worse than the general society.
Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.
That's not Muslim community, they're talking about 61% of all Canadians say they personally know of at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted.
More than one in 10 Canadian women say they have been stopped by someone in a way that made fear, put fear into their life.
This is the general society and we as a part of the society are caught up in the tsunami.
In the same way, when the wave came, when the wave came, everybody got caught up.
Everyone was caught in the wave. So we feel ourselves caught inside of this way. But we have to remind ourselves, we have to remind ourselves that Allah subhanaw taala has given us so much guidance in terms of how to escape the tsunami.
It is reported
that when the tsunami was first coming to the islands of Thailand,
the people looked and they saw the water go out.
And the young people said, Give my iPhone, take a picture.
And they went with the cameras, the water was going out and got really quiet. All the animals and the birds went
higher. The animals ran up. The people ran towards the water to take a picture. But the animals who are on the fitrah
naturally connected to a loss upon rotala seeing this anomaly in the creation, realize the water is going out. It's going to come back with a vengeance.
So go to high ground.
And those intelligent people, those who are shepherds, those who knew their animals went up to the mountain with the animals.
But those who are digital age, I want my new picture on my iPad.
They ran toward the tsunami and were destroyed in one blow. Well, yeah, but
this tsunami is hitting our families as well. But Allah subhanaw taala giving the fitrah in the court en has told us are either Billahi min. Ash shaytani regime woman is he and Haleakala, Coleman and fusi come as Rajan letus kulu la ha watch our other bainer coma Webb gazzara in the fields Allah Allah is Allah komiya
Allah has told us and among His Signs is that he created for you mates from amongst yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them. And he has put love and mercy between you
Verily in this assigns for those who reflect
right those who have intelligence like the animals who went up land.
So the house should not be a theater of war.
The house is a place of Sakina,
tranquility, my word Rama, and if there is a difference of opinion and there will be done the court and said bring hoc amendment. li ha commandment Alia
bring somebody from both sides and solve the problem without violence.
And so we need to take a clear stand, zero violence, zero tolerance for violence. We need to make a pledge zero none.
And if any of you tried to go to the court and to get proof, you are nowhere near the companions of the Prophet SAW Salah we're only allowed the most modest way of reminding somebody
zero tolerance for violence.
That is the way to come out of the tsunami. A change in our attitude. We want to be corrected soon that we want to be of the seller.
We want to be of the Olia.
We want to be of the struggling people the prophets of Salaam said acmella me Nina imagine a center home Hello wahoo eurocom eurocom Nisa, the prophet SAW seldom said the best of you the most complete believer in faith is the one who is the best in character.
And the best of you is the best of you men, to his to their women. That is the best of the net.
He made it very clear to us. And so the movement coming from our community, the white ribbon movement against abuse is an excellent start.
And we have some pledge forms even society. It's an excellent start. But it's not the end
because many pretty much preaching has been done.
It is only part of a process and that movement, that feeling needs to become institutionalized.
Really retrain moms and leaders.
We need to be sensitize those on the in the leadership sensitize to the problems in the families, if we are not aware of it, set up safe zones.
In the masjid, in the sentence or even near the center if it cannot be done in the masjid, a safe zone for anybody, female or male who is abused by a person, young or old a safe zone where if you say something, it will not be broadcast to the whole community.
safe zones counselors, trained people in counseling and how to solve this issue islamically and also using the best that the system has to offer, educate our community, especially the younger generation, educate them to the danger of this if our families are weakened, then our structure will fall apart. There is no future for us. If we do not reconcile our families, if we do not make tau button suha a group Toba and ask Allah azza wa jal to forgive us for the wrongs that we have done. And ask Allah azza wa jal to help us to change ourselves and to go right now who luckily have that was Dr. lolly welcome. Melissa Lee Muslim medium and fully done been stabbed in the over photo
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