Doubt in Faith
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Abdullah Hakim talks about the factors disturbing the muslim environment in the contemporary world and how the below mentioned keys would help us in dealing with it.
•Emphasis on Islamic character, unity and co-operation.
•Proper Knowledge of Islam and environment.
•Seek balance and wisdom
•Calling to good and forbidding evil.
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa t Basilan. mozzafiato Wallah with Juan Illa Allah alameen wa sallahu wa la ilaha illallah wa sallahu wa sharika eyeshadow Anna Mohammed and Abdullah who are solo sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi woman Java t he was standing beside Nati de la Yomi Deen was seldom Sleeman kathira.
All praises due to Allah, Lord of the worlds.
And surely the best reward is for those who have Taqwa.
And surely there is no animosity, except for the oppressor.
an IV a witness that allows one and has no partners. And then Mohammed, the son of Abdullah, is a servant and his last messenger. And may Allah always and constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed, and to his family, and his companions, and all those who call to his way, and establish his Sunnah to the day of judgment as to what follows. I begin by conveying the salaams to you, from your brothers and sisters in southern part of Africa. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
It is with a sense of joy,
that I am here today.
And I want to at the outset, pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala
that he would enter the Aboriginal people in the southern part of Africa into Islam.
And I pray that the Khoisan
and the Zulu
and the SU two, and swana, and fossa, and all of the people of the South, would embrace Islam in large numbers.
And I pray that Allah subhanaw taala would give us that understanding, and that feeling to be of those who would take this message throughout the planet.
And so it is with a sense of joy coming here, and seeing many of the faces that I have known over the years, and also new faces,
and especially to see the young Muslims, brothers and sisters, coming out to gatherings like this, it gives me a great sense of joy.
But that joy is
connected with a sense of urgency.
That urgency comes directly from the southern hemisphere.
And in the city of Cape Town, where I have been living for almost three years.
In our section, which is called the cape flats. It is said that it is the second most the second most dangerous place on the face of the planet Earth, outside of wartime situations. It is said there is more murder that goes on in the Cape Town flats, have more murder happens anywhere else in the world, except Bogota, Colombia.
It is also said
that in parts of southern Africa, that one of every four people is HIV positive.
This is a crisis.
And I'm not of those who believe wholeheartedly in the figures that are coming to us, because to a great extent what is happening is that disease is being used or the proportions of disease is being used to lower the self esteem of African people in many people throughout the world. And we have found out on the ground in southern Africa, that there are 60 ways you can become HIV positive 60 ways over 60
if you had hepatitis,
if you suffer from malnutrition,
there is a number of ways that if you take the test, you will appear or it will appear that your immune system is breaking down. And so they put it all together and they say HIV is the virus because they want people to think that there is no hope. But on the ground, there is something different. Now, even though we believe it is not the virus, something is killing people.
Something is killing people. And what has come to light is that the promises that were made in the transition from the apartheid governments have not been fulfilled
and the people on the ground are now swelling.
And there is possibilities of another revolution.
But this revolution would not be decided by the United Nations or would not be decided in the big cities of the Western world. This one, if it comes about insha, Allah will be on the ground.
And so people are acting out of frustration.
And it is that frustration in living in right in the cape flats, where we are seeing every day, the benefit of being Muslim.
In our section called Surya state, it is 90% Muslim. The oven is called we work the fuzzer. In the dark. All the stores are halau.
All the schools around us are Islamic schools. But three blocks away is a warzone. The other night, I went into the house and I heard this, these noises like pop pop pop a sound almost like you know when they have the fireworks, the last set of fireworks, and it goes boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. And there's a series of noises. And I realized it was automatic gunfire only about three blocks away.
And so three blocks away is this state of kofa, so to speak, and within our area is a state of Islam, so to speak, and we are living in peace.
And so we have to consider every day when we wake up, will we live to the end of the day.
We have to consider the benefits of being Muslim, and living around Muslims, not just talking Islam, not just using slogans of Islam, but living Islam and putting it into our lives.
And so this urgency drives us in the southern part of Africa. Internationally, as we have heard from the speakers, people are dying, Muslims are dying. And right now, as we are here in relative peace, they are who are laying the cornerstone for the false Temple of Solomon, children are being gunned down in Philistine and somehow this information this connection to the Muslim world has to remain amongst all of the believers so that we are in contact with what is happening to our people. And the urgency that Muslims are feeling on the ground in the Muslim world is maintained, even though we are living in a relative state of peace. And so it is with this feeling I seek refuge in the words of
Allah subhanho wa Taala when he tells us out Rosa Billahi min ash a family regime Yeah, are you hella Dina, I'm on a topo la wa kulu colon sadita you slash la con another con, where you're from zu Nova con woman UT la la hora, Sula, puppet faster fosun Aviva, O you who believe have the consciousness of Allah and speak a straightforward words, he would repair your deeds, forgive you of your sins, and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has surely gained a mighty train.
And so I want to talk to you today at the conclusion of this conference directly from the heart,
not as a so called scholar, but as a brother.
straightforward, because we need to be honest with each other. Now, the time is short. And there are major changes that may come about within the next 10 years. And so the decisions that we are making, as young Muslims, as young adults, we're starting families, as senior adults who can look at their children going up, the decisions we're making now, and the next few years will be critical for our families.
And for the direction of this oma especially here in the UK, and in other parts of the Western world. It is the time of fitting of confusions of trials, and I seek refuge in the words of the Prophet Solo Solo. But he has told us lots of cool massage hot
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In this Hadith, which is so here, the prophet SAW Selim has told us the last hour would not come about until fit in the plural of fitna trials and tribulations would appear and lying would increase
and the marketplaces would come close.
Now we see in this hadith the Prophet Allah Allah has given us knowledge that we are able to benefit from an increase our understanding of as we go to the day of day
trials and tribulations would come about and we see now as we drive down the streets, we are seeing flesh. We are seeing films. We are seeing the trials and temptations to gambling, the drugs.
The pornography put clearly in the society openly as though it is a civilized way of life. And so the fitna is all around us. And one of the interesting understandings of fitna, it is not just temptation, it can be a trial, it can be a punishment.
The fitna can also be a gray area area, you don't know which direction to go in. You don't know if it's black, or if it's white. And so many of our massages, our communities, our Islamic movements are in in the midst of a fitness. We're not sure which way to go. The founders of the movement later direction, but the Times have changed. There are other movements that are around how do you relate to other Islamic movements? How do we relate to other Muslims? How does the masjid relate to each other? How does even the husband relate to the wife and so a confusion has come about not by chance?
It is by design and the evil one the shades armor, he has a villa in his his fulfillment of his oath to Allah, he would come around us in back of us on the right side on the left side, he would make us change the creation of Allah. He would call us to confusion, call us to fascia,
call us to mooncup and so it is coming about
I was on a plane going to Hejaz.
And I was reading the Saudi Gazette.
And normally, in reading the Gazette is just to know on a superficial level, what is going on, it doesn't really tell you actually what's happening on the ground. But in this particular article, which was July 2 of this year,
I found an article that was so penetrating It was so
busy, bizarre in its text and penetrating analysis, that I want to give you some idea of this article that appeared.
The writer brought us the information that a Christian missionary group sent to Southern Yemen, had managed to convert 120 Yemenis to Christianity.
One of them was el de Valera, according to the report even tore up the Quran.
This is a strange thing, as we know, the strength of the Yemeni people.
This is a serious situation. And the christianization programs are being carried out intensively in our countries. And they are targeting populations, where the people have the potential to rise up. And to make this Islamic revival. These populations are being targeted.
in Indonesia, all throughout Africa, in Asia, we find the christianization programs going on millions of pounds being spent to support hordes of missionaries sent into our countries. But the analysis of the text was interesting to me. And it confirmed many of the thoughts that I had in the past. They the author spoke about the factors that make the crystallization campaign possible.
And this is not just money. How can Muslims leave Islam? What are some of the factors, we need to consider this? Number one, the lack of interest among Muslims for their own Brethren,
their own people that are suffering, and other people across the border, or another part of the world they don't care about them to unemployment, poverty was oppression. Number three ethnic discrimination in certain areas. Number four, the commercialization of Islam for personal gain,
that people are using Islam claiming to be Islamic scholars or Islamic to act for their own personal gain and making a business out of it and not really doing it for a loss upon what's our
and extermination and
Even the fact that massacres have been carried out by so called Islamic groups, that in some parts of the Muslim world, we saw it happen in Algeria, that that even government forces put on beards, and put on thobes, and carried out murders in the name of Islam.
Also, an interesting point, administrative corruption in Islamic countries, resulting in the benefits of the country going to those affiliated to the higher groups.
So the benefits within the country don't go to the masses of the people on the ground, it goes to the elite class, to the higher groups, and they leave the missionaries on the ground with the poor Muslims. In one part of northern Kenya, they even reached the point where they were bringing food to people suffering in a drought. And they had two bowls, one bowl had bitter food more.
And they said, this is Mohammed.
And another one was sweet. And they said, this is Jesus. That's the level that they went to, to try to brainwash children. They even had an in Kenya in middle T, there was a church that had a minaret and a dome, and it called to prayer five times a day,
at church. That's the level that they reached, in terms of carrying out the program.
The final part of the article stresses the fact it is on the shoulders of the scholars, and the learned Muslims and enlightened Muslims to draw attention to these factors. And to deal with the core reasons, the core reasons why this can come about why some of our people can be taken away with a confusing, a confusing ideology that has nothing to do with Isa aleza.
So when we look at ourselves in the Western countries, and I'm recently coming from Canada, and they're the Muslims are in a state of shock,
there is apathy,
material security, it is putting Muslims to sleep.
And in countries like Canada, and in Australia, Muslims are living in nice houses driving big cars. And somehow they are forgetting about what is happening to their brothers and sisters.
For many of the young Muslims, the struggle in Palestine, or in Macedonia, or in other parts of the Muslim world, it becomes like some distant struggle of the evil empire. They're fighting up Star Wars or something. It's like some distance struggle that you hear information about, instead of relating directly to what is happening on the ground.
When many of us traveled to Muslim countries, or so called Muslim countries, we only see the corruption. We only remember the bribery and the problems that we faced when we took our summer vacation. But what we have to realize is that our countries are in a state of transition
out of a colonial period, out of a corruption into Islam, and it will take time for our countries to come to the point where they can accept a Khalifa. And we can go back to the original Islam, where we are moving in one direction as one. But don't think
that because we're here in UK that we're safe, or in Canada, or in the United States or in Australia, you're not safe, because there is a hot war and a Cold War. And the cold war that goes on is that war that doesn't kill your body, but it kills your mind. It kills the mind of your children. It turns your children's golden life, instead of trying to be a pious person. Many of the young Muslims, they want to be gangsters. They want to be criminals. Criminals are the heroes, truck dealers and many of the communities. They're driving BMW. They have the latest cell phones. They have hundreds of pounds in their pocket. And so they are becoming the folk heroes within our
Also, in the educational system and through the media, they are getting us to change our understanding of the families, the families, and here we see the como loot
the people of loot as the people of loot la ceram the homosexuals
and in Canada with I am just coming from many of the Muslims were in a state of shock because there which may be one of them.
Primary points of the attack of the homosexuals in the world.
They're focusing on Toronto, Canada.
homosexuals marched in the gay pride parade. This is just recently they match with the mayor of the city. They match with city officials. And that is a confusing point. And and we have seen this and we've discussed it here in this forum over the years. But what they did this year has gone past our understanding.
There was a special float for religions, floats.
And they had a float for Islam.
And Islamic homosexual group. Well, yeah, the villa has resurfaced again, I thought I got rid of them about 10 years ago, they came back to the surface. Now they call themselves has fatty half
fuel because they're looking for these openings. Al Fatiha. This is what they call themselves.
They're marching, they have government support. And they are trying to establish a miss Lamech Center, a center of their own understanding, which is based upon their own confused reality
of their sexuality.
But what is dangerous is that many of the Muslims are becoming apathetic. They hear it and they don't even feel it in their house.
They can't say that they feel they can't do anything with their hands. they've stopped talking, and even their hearts are not saying anything. They're not even feeling disgusted inside of themselves. They say no, this is his, this is his alternative.
This is an alternative in life. And the younger generation is being fed this understanding. So we, in the state of confusion, are in need of tax deed, as our speaker was saying. We are in need of revival. We are in need of a younger generation. Who can take this Deen not only in the Muslim countries here in the West,
our younger generation who are comfortable with the original sources of Islam
who are aware of technology, aware of the changes that the world is going through and also they are ready to come forward to the public. They are not shy or afraid. They're modesty their higher is from Allah subhanaw taala Allah hi Amina Eman
modesty is part of faith. But when you see the description of Abu Zubaydah, Ivanova rough robiola one, it said he was Cathedral hyah, he had so much modesty, he wouldn't even look you in the eye too long. But when the enemies of Allah subhanaw taala came, he was like the sharp edge of a sword. He changed into a lion. And so he was soft amongst the Muslims, humble personally. But when it comes time to face the non Muslims to stand up to evil and when he was strong,
that is the personality that we need today. And I want to make a few humble recommendations from years of seeing our community evolve and the needs that we are in today.
I hear the new Muslims talking. I hear the young people talking. People are coming into Islam. I'm talking to you with polenta Dida and they are saying which Jamaat Am I supposed to join? Which organization? Which school of thought?
Which Masjid Am I supposed to go to? How am I supposed to wear my turban? What do I wear a turban? How am I supposed to wear my CMR? How am I supposed to practice this law because it appears like a confusion.
And this is not by chance. This is by design.
This is by design. Because if we become a mass of people who only pray, who only fast in Ramadan, who only carry out our rituals, and we go home and we say Alhamdulillah then we will not be an effective force for change in this world, which is needed right now. On the world arena. The world is crying out for a new economy. The false promise every notes, it's not working anymore. It's falling apart.
The world is crying out for some society that is not based on race
where people do not judge each other by the color of their skin.
By the economic status, the world is crying out of many people in the world that crying out for clear discussion of religion. How do you relate to the creator? What is coming after death? Everybody is asking this because everybody has to die.
But what is the answer? People are being put to sleep.
The television and the media takes them out in space, and they're spending their time fighting aliens.
In the community, if you don't fight the aliens, you have to fight your drug habits.
You're high on cocaine,
you're high on heroin.
Many of our own children are suffering now from drug addiction. It is real.
And so we need to be able to face this to develop a generation that has an approach where we can deal with the present problem we are facing on the ground. Number one,
we need, as our moderator said, I confirm his points of proper knowledge of Islam, right from the beginning, every Muslim man and woman, all of us need to take some time out of our life. And study Arabic, classical Arabic, and try to go to original sources. Try to sit with a scholar who can take you through a text, who can teach you some of the original sources, get comfortable with it.
Get these books don't just put the Tafseer on your shelf, but make it alive. And in seeking this knowledge, we should not seek it only to say I have knowledge or to be able to argue with other Muslims. You know, in some cases, people seek knowledge so they can come to the conference, and they can debate you on a point.
And the prophets of Salaam said an authentic hadith, ma de la Coleman, Father houda in LA ou to Jeddah that people would not go astray after guidance. So they were given argumentation.
And so they study the knowledge in order to argue my method is better than yours.
My chef is better than yours. My turban my soap is nicer than yours. I have a nice beard, you don't have an Islamic beard.
So they argue the point while people are dying on the ground, you see the issue. So we spend all of our time battling with each other. Or we see DDD, the main issue in life is to deal with Muslim groups. So we spent all our time backbiting other Muslims talking about their leaders, trying to undermine the Jamaat, while people do not know about Islam, outside on the streets,
it is not by chance. This is happening by design. Not just divide and conquer, confused and conquer. So this knowledge should take us closer to Allah subhanaw taala the essence of the knowledge is the taqwa. Why do you think the mom and the good part of Juma has to mention taqwa? Why every Friday? Are we talking about this consciousness of Allah, that is the essence. When the consciousness comes to us, we can overcome some of the difficulties that are dividing us up. Number two.
Through this knowledge, we should seek balance and wisdom. One of the elements missing in leadership is hikma. It is wisdom. putting things in the proper place balance.
Many times we go to one extreme or another extreme. And so you see a brother or a sister. One day is in one Jamaat on one extreme, the other day is on the other side.
But where do we meet in the middle? We're to all of the people and Alison ojama. Where do we meet in the middle where the Islamic movements meet in the middle? In the center. We need balance and we need wisdom.
Number three more emphasis needs to be placed on Islamic character.
We focus on a bad that
we focus on akiza in textbooks, but this data and this akiza should be leading us to the Islamic character. The prophet SAW Selim said boo is too early to tell me Mama Kevin was a flop. I was sent to complete the best of character. That is the end
Since it's the essence, when they ask the prophets Allah tell them what would be the main cause of people going to hellfire. He told his followers alhfam welfare of
your mouth and your private paths. Now look at our community. Look at the thickness that we are in what is the main temptation? It is coming through the sexuality. So in the mouth, the scandal in the backbiting
we should watch what we say what are most. Then they asked him, What would be the main causes that would take people to paradise? And he answered, taco Allah was known for
having the consciousness of Allah
fear and hope the consciousness took well and good character.
good character. It is a crucial issue that we need to consider. He told us an authentic ID mom and Shay in US color film is in the hospital. Whoa, look, there is nothing heavier on the scales on the Day of Judgment than good character.
And that's what we need today. Many times we find the person comes back from hatch or joins a movement and he wears the clothes of Islam she wears the clothes but the character is not there man. The character is not there they step over you they discriminate against you. They talk to you rude and offensive way even if you want to correct another Muslim
even if you want to correct another Muslim it should be done the lefty here acid in the best way and some of the great scholars of phip would say even if you look at your with your eyes at another Muslim in a way to hurt him
you committing sin
you shouldn't even be looking at another Muslim in a negative way. Now what about our jamaats
you go to some masters it's like an arm cap
you think they're gonna pull out this tender slowly Cumberland they got their hand inside it.
Okay, what do you what do you got in them? It's not a missile. Heck, man. What do you got in there? I'm your brother, man. The drug dealers outside?
Why are you afraid of me?
I pray to the same Allah. I faced dibbler five times a day. I fast in Ramadan. I believe in Allah. Why are you afraid of me, man. If you have a difference of opinion with me Make dua for me. Give me criticism, give me naseeha Give me a good advice and make dua that is the way of the great scholars of Islam.
Number four, this new generation needs courage and conviction.
We need to have the type of personality you want. So now
we say I want sooner, like Santa Raka
you want to be like the Prophet sallallahu Sallam looking at two of his descriptions. One description is that he never struck any woman in his household.
He never raised his hand to a woman.
And it is even said
by NSF in mathematics.
He said he served the profit for them to the Beatles album. I should have seen him for Mark hollowly off.
Well now, Lima Sonata Walla, Alaska, NASA. I served him for 10 years. And he never said off. He never said a bad word to me. He never even said Why did you do that? Or
if you would do that it would be better. He never he said that.
10 years. This is the character of the prophets, Allah Salah, but you see him in the Battle of who name
when the enemies came down on the Muslims. When everybody turns around, they said he is dead. We killed Mohammed Osama. He said an OB large lecture and an abdomen father. I am the prophet and there's no lies. I am of the sons of Abdullah.
He said it clear.
And the Sahaba said they would take seek refuge in Rasul Allah when the battle got hot. When you feel the sweat of your enemy, hand to hand combat, they would seek refuge behind him.
That is the leadership of Islam. We need courage and conviction.
And if we don't have courage, pray to Allah for courage. Go take a karate class net, learn kung fu
if you don't have courage and face a man, right eye to eye
Learn how to face him, take a blow in your head,
if you're afraid to get hit.
But we need to have the courage and the conviction to go forward. Number five, knowledge of the environment.
The Muslims that we need in this revival, have to be comfortable with Islamic sources. But they don't take you back 1400 years ago, and leave you there.
They take that knowledge from 1400 years ago, and apply it to the environment today.
That means that people will have to understand the current trends in the society, the history of this land, the politics of this land, without having to join a party, but understand what is going on. We can't bury our heads in the sand anymore.
Islam has solutions to the everyday problems right out in the streets.
Number six, an emphasis needs to be placed on unity and cooperation, especially amongst Muslims, there needs to be an emphasis on this in our men heads. In our programs, we need to start saying to each other and practicing this, go to other Muslims, ask for forgiveness, sit down with them take shorter, we need to close ranks, the enemies of Allah, our closing ranks,
you heard what is going on now in the international legal framework. On the ground, they're closing ranks. And so we need to start looking at each other in a different way. And to focus on the positive aspects of another Muslim. Sometime, you know, drop the titles, drop the title, sometimes I respect all the jamaats we need to have organization and most of the jamaats came about in response to their environments, in response to the needs of the Muslims. But if you have some Muslims who emphasize our feeder, some emphasize the heart, some emphasize jihad. Some emphasize Khalifa, some emphasize Islamic movement. Some emphasize scholarship, you must study. All of these are part of the
process of Islam. But when we take one aspect, and we say that's the whole of Islam, we can become valuable, we can become oppressive
in our own Islamic movement, because in the time of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, all of the people, all of these tendencies were there amongst the Sahaba. So we need to cherish all of our leaders, all of those who have died with telling me La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah. Who am I to say, Who am I to criticize an Islamic leader? There are some Islamic leaders. There's one in particular I won't say his name. And I heard people today criticizing him talking about him like he's a non Muslim, and reports came, he went to the gallows, and he smiled. He smiled when the Kufa government took his life.
Now how are you going to criticize that person? You should make draw for him.
That if he made a mistake, May Allah forgive him.
But how many of us will go to the gallows will face a rope around our neck and we will smile
and we will thank Allah for being made Shaheed
so before we criticize the movements, let us look for the positive aspects in the Islamic movements. Look at each other in a positive way. We are all part of one oma drop your titles for a moment. Let's go back to the beginning. Muslim mean mini masini that's what a lot called us. That's what a lot called us.
So if something's going to divide me from another Muslim, then I would respectfully put it to the side.
Dawa as a means of fulfilling our mission and as a means of purification. How can you talk about Dawa the enemies of Allah surrounding us? We're being attacked on all levels. It seems like the world is against us. This is the time when the real Muslim stands up.
You want so now this is the son of the Prophet sola, sola. Look at the Battle of conduct. Look at the trench. Look at who name look in our heart. Look at through his life at a time when it seemed the lowest that is when he would shine.
When the Muslims were going to fight the Christians in the north and they said
The Muslim army was the Christian army was so big, many times their size. And some people went back. They said we can't fight them. They are our superior force. The Muslims would say, Did you come here to live? Or did you come here to die?
Why did you come here? Did you come here to meet Allah? Or did you come here to live?
That is the attitude of Islam that we need in these times, but it needs to be tempered with balance.
And we need to go forward and come openly. With the call to Islam.
prophets, Allah sallam, you look at the dour, you will see all the way through his life. He was calling to Islam. It is the essence of Islam, especially in crisis and purifies us
after jihad, which probably is the best way that you want to purify yourself, go out into a jihad.
Then when you're in the jihad, and the enemy's shooting at you, you look at your brother, you're gonna say Are you a Shafi?
Are you part of my movement? No, you're not gonna say that man. You're gonna see a Muslim and say 100 in law, I got a Muslim next to me. Right? Tao also purifies us.
Because when we go out and face the non Muslims with Islam, it reminds you of the bigger picture.
So we don't get caught up caught up in the small picture. My Jamal, my neshap my fit my share. Why do you have your method? Why do you have to fit? Why do you have to share? Because we're supposed to be taking this message to the world.
So Dawa should be part of everybody's life. See some way that you can begin to go out with Islam. Even though the time seemed Doc, the prophet SAW the southern said, Don't leave only Willow ayah. spread this message, even if it is one ayah
spread this message. How can we go forward with the dollar today? What do we have to offer to the society itself? In southern Africa, we are sending what is called puffy left the dow
dow caravans are going out, going out to the cities going out to the people discover Islam in a positive way. As a prophet Allah Salam would say to his followers, yes, Cyril will add to Acero Bashir will add to make things easy, don't make it difficult, call the people don't drive them away. And so we are taking the caravans out, and it needs to go out all over the Muslim world now, when they think that we're gonna roll over and die, because we're under attack, this is when we need to come forward. And when you go out in the dollar,
when you approach the non believers with Islam in a positive way, inshallah, you will see the miracles of Allah
like the Mujahideen, you will see
and feel inshallah, in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala. When we're out in the past, practical approaches to dollar, approach it on the basis of
purity, that we have a lifestyle of purity. It purifies belief, it purifies the body, it purifies sexual relationships. This is a crisis and most of the world's people are saying, How can we escape the AIDS crisis?
This is a plague, it may turn out to be one of the worst plagues ever.
How can we approach it, we have the solution. If Islamic lifestyle and we need we need to make that known and challenge the public, that if they live by Islamic lifestyle, they won't inshallah, because for the most part in the HIV AIDS epidemic,
secondly, to heat that tawheed is not just a subject, that you sit and study with a teacher.
It is the unit that is confusing the Christians.
It is that unity of humanity, the unity of knowledge, inclusion. We're not a minority group. Stop calling yourself a minority. We're not a minority. We're over 25% of the earth's population. And if we connect ourselves with other Muslims, then we are a major group on the face of the planet Earth.
Number three, I'm going to build my roof we're not yet in one cup, calling to the good and forbidding evil. Our Islam needs to be practical. I want to give you a practical example.
We have shared in Toronto and other parts. It happened to us in Cape Town. One of the Imams are very positive brother,
a drug dealer came into the community, what are you going to do?
After colossal negative, he stood up and he said, I want 50 brothers. Right now we're leaving the masjid. We're going to march to the drug dealers house. Take us on the printer. And don't make it too long.
Don't make it too long.
50 brothers. So we stood and we marched to the drug dealers house. And the man himself spoke to the two drug dealers. He said, You got 24 hours to get out of our community. You got 24 hours. If you don't leave, we will take your house apart, brick by brick.
That's sooner than that sooner.
Go forward and face the evil. And this is the time that we need to go forward.
Philosophers Allah has helped the prophets in the past has helped the followers of the Prophet Mohammed Salah, sell them, and we believe he will help us today. But we need to go forward. Ibrahim alayhis salam in the fire. Musa alayhis salam at the Red Sea, Mohammed Salah Salem surrounded by the enemies, you need to go forward.
This is a time when we need to go forward. What does it do? It not only fulfills our message, it purifies our ranks. And it also brings new people into Islam. And we are in need of a blood transfusion.
You know, I was recently in Australia. And they said the Maori people of New Zealand are entering Islam in large numbers.
The Maori people you know that in this rugby, they have this hockey hockey thing where they face the either the opponent team or you saw them doing it. Okay, they have a warrior coach. That's what we need. We need to send them to Philistine. That's what we need.
Bring some of them here. You want to deal with skinheads?
Bring them right here. We need a blood transfusion. And so Tao helps us to bring in new life and new blood and a new feeling a new approach sometimes to our sources which remain 100 in LA by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. So I pray that Allah would bless everybody here today, that Allah would strengthen you and give you the courage and conviction and bring you closer to Him. May Allah make our last words, our best words, I pray that the Lord would enter all of us into genda and that one day we could have this gathering in gentlemen Sharla we asked a lot, you know if we ever get there, Brother 10 we're as we asked him to have an instant