Remaining Steadfast in times of Crisis
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ROU Convention 2013, Trinidad
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen wa sallahu wa la ilaha illAllah Walia Salim wa shadow Mohammed an actor who was solo Casa Milan BIA even more serene Allahumma salli wa sallam, Allah Abdi Guevara zuleika Muhammad wa ala as he was happy he edge My bad,
all praises due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and surely Allah is the friend and protector of the righteous. And I bear witness, Allah is one and has no partners.
That Mohamed son of Abdullah is a servant and his last messenger. And may Allah always and constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed, to his family, to his companions, to all those who call to his way, established his son, to the Day of Judgment, my beloved brothers and sisters to our friends, I began with the greeting words of the righteous Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah. It is a distinct honor to be with you this auspicious occasion of the reviving of the oma conference. And I pray that Allah azza wa jal would grant success to this conference, not in numbers not in quantity, but in quality.
That we can hear the words of Allah subhanaw taala that we could benefit from the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam that we can reach out to each other and speak to each other, not just from the mind, but from the heart. Because it is crucial now
not only for our nation,
the Omar Mohamed Salah, Salah, but it is crucial for the whole of humanity.
And I want to begin this conference by delivering to you
a critical message from fire in the north.
From the summit station, this is the highest level on the top of the planet. Greenland, it is the highest point where human beings are recording temperature and are following the changes in the planet.
in the summer, a warning signal came from the summit station.
And this signal is becoming louder and louder as time goes by.
What they have found far in the North
is that the temperatures they have recorded, have broke all records of the past.
The temperature has reached a point where
the ice and the the top of the planet is melting.
And there are huge chunks of ice glaciers which are breaking off in the north, twice the size of the island of Manhattan.
What this means
is that there is no doubt now
that we as a human race, that the people on this planet, we are going into a series of crises
which have never been experienced by people since the beginning of time.
along with the many political problems that people are facing.
We are experiencing earthquakes, floods, forest fires,
droughts like never experienced before. Right now in Pakistan, another flood has strike 1 million people are displaced.
In China, millions are being displaced right now. In California, the southwest of America, forest fires are burning and so
behind what is happening in the media, in the political sphere,
the Earth right now is going through a tremendous change. And if people do not change the way we use technology and the way we are burning fossil fuels, then we are bringing on a rapid destruction of our environment
right here in Port of Spain, and in many coastal towns, cities, there is a danger, there is a major threat, it is that our cities in many cases are built below sea level.
And it is now agreed upon by the sciences, that the water is rising and rising and within 20 years well yeah the villa, they will be island states like the Maldives, which will be totally submerged under the water.
What is the response of people
they turn to sport. We have created a fantastic world. We have surrounded ourselves with a type of cyberspace in order to forget what is happening.
But the message is getting louder and louder.
Allah subhanaw taala
1400 years ago, the glorious cold and as revealed to us in the beginning of sorbitol and via the smilla rahmanir rahim Terra Bella nasty Sabu wa homefield awful lot in Mohali dawn. Maya t Hinman. zichron Mira Chaffin illness tomorrow, homie, Allah.
Allah has revealed
closer and closer to humanity comes their reckoning, yet they do not care. They turn away.
Every time a message comes to them. a clear message comes to them. They turn their backs and they play
And we see it.
Instead of dealing with reality as a human race, we involve ourselves in sport and play. And sports are very important to human life. It is so nice to be involved in sports. But when the sports become more important than children dying than the environment being destroyed, then we are fulfilling this dangerous warning from Allah subhanaw taala.
The World Series, the World Cup,
the Super Bowl,
fantastic events that continue to happen and people go from one event to another. A recent study was done
in North America
to find what is the most important expenditure that human beings are involved in, they found it was the military.
After the military, the most important expenditure is recreation.
And shockingly, they have found
and this is back in 2006. That in recreation right now, sport and play in the United States alone, they are spending $97 billion $97 billion
is involved in this industry.
There is more money involved in recreation than what is involved in Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, apple, Netflix earthlink. All combined.
And one of the most dangerous aspects
of the recreation is pornography.
And they have found now that pornography itself is bringing billions of dollars into the hands of people who are the users of pornography. They have found teenagers between the age of 12 and 17
are the users of pornography
And by doing this,
the barrier between men and women,
the barrier between people, the natural higher, the natural modesty and shame is broken down. Once the modesty and shame is broken down, people are capable of anything the prophet SAW said that was important to him say he the lamb Casta he first
you do not have hyah if you do not have shame and modesty, then do whatever you want, not the words you're capable of doing anything.
And so, the spread of recreation and pornography,
the spread of drugs,
murder is on increase
race hatred. Now, people are more angry with each other, based upon the color of the skin than probably any point in human history.
And so it is an international crisis. But I want to bring you also a Bushra
that with this crisis the world is facing and the crisis that the Muslim world is facing also.
There is hope,
by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala.
There are people accepting Islam in the far reaches of the planet. Recently I visited Australia, the City of Melbourne to find an Aboriginal chief had embraced Islam.
He embraced Islam and his people were coming into Islam and the aborigines of Australia were one of the most oppressed people on the face of the planet Earth.
In southern Africa, the 47 people, some of the original inhabitants of that region who can date their
ancestry that DNA goes back maybe further than anybody else on Earth. They are now embracing Islam.
in the home of the Crusaders, people are embracing Islam
in Poland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark,
accepting Islam in large numbers, right now in France. And usually when we think about France, we hear about the hijab being taken off people. We hear about legislation against Islam, Islam is being legislated out of the society.
When they did a survey of France, they found that 30% of children,
young people, 20 years and under 30% in France, are Muslims in Paris and Marseille.
45% of people under 25 years old are Muslims in Belgium and Holland 50% of children born in hospitals. Today, right now are Muslims. One out of every two
over 1000 machines in the UK.
I am just coming now from Spain.
And as we have studied in history, a great genocide took place in Spain. Muslims were driven out of the country.
They were destroyed and exiled. Now in Spain, there is the revival of Islam Alhamdulillah every week in the Spanish language, there are people embracing Islam. The Spanish government has formally approached Muslims begging Muslims to come back to Spain for tourism.
They want to make their hotels halau friendly.
They recognize that right now, the largest tourist attraction in the country is Alhambra Palace in Grenada. 7000 people per day are going into el hombre 7000 people per day.
The overwhelming majority of those people are non Muslims. What are they
Going to see they are looking at
the history of Islam.
They are recognizing that Muslims have played an extremely important part in the history of this planet. In Canada, there is also a major breakthrough that is happening far in the north.
We visited a town in the province called none of us, you need to look at your maps again, there's a city called Iqaluit.
This is right near Greenland, in the Arctic Circle. There in the Arctic Circle is a Muslim community and the Inuit nation.
The first nation people in us were once known as Eskimos.
They are embracing Islam.
One of the brothers, May Allah help him and guide him, has made the intention to translate the meaning of the court and into his language, which is called enact to tuck
in not to talk was spoken by people in North America over 10,000 years ago.
This is a major breakthrough for us.
from the Inuit people, not because of marriage, she embraced Islam because of conviction.
And she was walking in the streets. And the Indian people who have been watching the movies and watching television like everybody else. They looked at her and they said to her, oh, you people have reached all the way up north to the Arctic Circle.
Because she's wearing hijab, she turned to them and spoke to them in perfect enact attack.
They were in shock. How could somebody who speaks in ancient language, embrace this way of life? And so what it is showing to us is that Allah subhanho wa Taala is bringing about a major change in the world.
Allah azza wa jal is taking from us shuhada taking Mata witnesses from us,
Allah subhanho wa Taala is purifying us, separating those who are serious from those who are not.
And it is upon us now, to seriously look at Islam,
to begin to look at the word of Allah azza wa jal, not as a book just to read,
but to understand, and the great scholars of the Sahara Desert, one of the great scholars see the office on route for Ebola,
Sheriff of the mount of Kenya,
in discussing the relationship with the court and he said there are three six tahseen tilawat, he was a top guy iottie he was a woman, he three levels, read it in a beautiful way with Dutch wheat. But not only just read it, reflect on its meaning. What do the last tell us and then when we reflect that's not enough, follow its commands. So it is crucial for us, especially as we come out of the month of Ramadan. And many of us have listened to the court and from the beginning to the end.
It is crucial now to reflect because Allah subhanaw taala has given us a roadmap, a divine plan
to help us in this materialistic world that we are living in. Muslims are living in extremes, extreme situation.
I spent 10 years in the southern part of Africa, traveling in countries like Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho, the frontline states, and then going up to the Sahara desert and seeing Muslims who are living in very simple situation with barely enough food to break their fast, but their religion is strong. They are holding on to the faith.
And then I was called to the Emirates
There in the Emirates, I was around Muslims, who have probably the highest standard of living in the world.
It's the same religion,
the same core and
the same profits. But yet some are starving to death. And others have so much money. They don't know what to do with it. The prophet SAW Selim said autentica D,
told us very clearly, in legally oma fitna will fit not too much Amati. Allah, every nation has a trial. And a test. The trial and test of this nation is well.
It's either too little or too much broad extremes. And we are now moving into a material existence.
where values of people
are not being determined by revelation, where values are being determined by the latest movie, or the latest fashion,
or what is on our handheld devices. And so it is the test.
And Allah subhanaw taala has given us the guidance. The question is, how can we survive? How can we survive? How can our children survive
in Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean region, which I love so much. It is a major test, especially in the carnival season, when the carnival comes when the people are dancing, when they're drinking alcohol, the drugs that are pouring into our societies
crime, which is on the rise, people being judged not by their character, but being judged by their cell phone
or their shoes, or the car that they are driving.
Allah subhanaw taala has given us a divine formula.
And I want to look at one small section from the court and
to reflect upon how much wisdom is in this book and how relevant the book is to our lives today.
In surah, two shorter verses 36 to 39.
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Allah subhanaw taala has revealed to us
whatever you are given here is but the enjoyment of the life of this world. But that which is with Allah is better and more lasting.
It is for those who believe and put their trust in the Lord, those who avoid the major sins and indecency. And when they are angry, even then, they forgive
those who respond to the Lord and establish regular prayer who conduct their affairs by mutual consultation and who spent out of what we have given to them in the sustenance and those who when an oppressive wrong is inflicted on them.
They stand up and they defend themselves.
10 points. Allah subhanaw taala has given us a 10 point survival program
in the time of crisis, what can we focus on?
What can we teach to our
Young people from the book of Allah azza wa jal
How can we benefit from divine guidance? Number one,
it is the recognition of the material world.
What is this world that we are living in?
Allah azza wa jal tells us, while mela manhyia dunya Illa matar overall, life of this world is nothing but material deception.
The prophet SAW Selim saw saddam must do,
did not speak from himself. He spoke with inspiration from above seven heavens. And an authentic hadith the prophet SAW Selim has told us, Allah carious mandanna nafsa wa mela Lima Belgian mote was a hammock, man.
the purpose of Southern Miss told us as is the intelligent person is the one who controls themselves
and works for what is after death.
But the fool the idiot
is the one who lets himself go
and hopes in the end that allow it forgiving.
This is great prophetic wisdom.
I'll tell you this man dad enough so
the intelligent person controls himself in this world. Look at the life of this world. If a person were to live 100 years, and that is a long time for us.
Compare 100 years in this world to the hereafter. The hereafter as a lot described it. Holly Dena, Fie Ha.
They will live in the next life forever.
Compare 100 years divide 100 into eternity.
Divide 100 into a trillion or quintillion.
And you'll see when you round off your answer, it's zero.
The life of this world is a material deception. So the intelligent person
is the one who controls himself. You take care of your families, but you don't overdo it. You have limits. But the idiot the fool
is the one who lets himself go like Nike Air says, Just do it. You remember that the shirts, just do it.
Lets himself go. And then he hopes in the end, Allah will forgive me.
Even Muslims who play around and say no, when I reach 70 years old, then I'll make Hajj and Allah will forgive me in Java.
This is Mark. This is considered to be a fool by the prophet SAW Selim. So the point number one
is the recognition
of what this material world it's once we recognize this, we become in the world, but not of the world.
We are able to benefit from material things and not be controlled by material things. Number two,
the condition of this benefit is for those who have imen whatsover kalangala.
And that is we have faith and we depend solely on Allah subhanaw taala.
And our faith is something that we say it Allah COVID Listen,
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we say it with our tongues. We confirm it in our hearts.
And we practice in our limbs. And so our Eman needs to show itself and the prophets are seldom said none of you will truly believe God wants for his brother what he wants for himself.
So how do we feel when we see people around us who are not doing as well as we are? The true e man would want us to give to give ourselves to give up our time.
that we stay away from major since this is a survival program.
You know, if you join the martial arts, your teacher will tell you, if you want to be an expert, you need to change your lifestyle.
You need to get up in the morning you need to exercise you need to learn to focus. Allah subhanaw taala is telling us we want to survive in this world as a Muslim, and go on to the next slide. It's a survival program. It's do now by the Cabal is the major since the province of Southern has told us in one authentic ID. It's telling us about movie paths. And they asked him what are these seven major sins, the prophet said, stay away from seven major deadly sins.
And he told them a shirt, a shirt Villa was
worked upon absolutely horrible.
He began by saying, of these seven sins, is polytheism shirk, in all its forms. Stay away from this, it is a dangerous, deadly sin.
In all of the forms of shark, whether it is a circle estiva reality rehab, the small form,
the hidden form of shirk, doing religious acts to be seen by people, or whether it is a circle up back. And it's different forms of polytheism.
But number two, he said a
And this is interesting. Because every country that I go to, if you start to talk about magic, if you talk about the djinns everybody's eyes get big.
You talk about hearing the Caribbean obeah. And what the obeah man can do to you.
everybody's eyes will get big.
A brother in Canada, I won't say which country he came from. He opened up a business, a restaurant.
And in the month of January, his business started to go down.
And he said No brother Abdullah, they went to the magician to the obeah man paid him money. And he sent the genie in my shop and the genie is blocking the people from the shop. So I told him, okay, I went to the shop, I stood in the middle of the shop, and I said okay, if there's a gym in this shop, come and get me. And the brother ran.
There was nothing.
And I said brother,
the people in this society in December and January, they spend their money on Christmas and New Year's. They don't have money left to go to your restaurant in January. There's no jimny doing this. Come out of the superstition.
Magic in all its forms. And we recognize there is something real to this. What if we are practicing our Islam, eating halau foods, making taharah purification. living a good life. Most of this magic will not affect us. If it does affect us. It's a test. It's a purification and the Sunnah has given us a way out. Number three, the prophet SAW some of them said murder, killing people without justice. And that's something which is crucial for the Muslim world because as long as innocent people are being killed, we will never have peace never have just justice in any of our countries.
Then the prophets are seldom said in describing the seven deadly sins ecolo Reba
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and this is crucial interests and usually
with all the conferences that we have,
with the beautiful clothing that we have, with the lifestyle that we have. Our income is crucial. And the prophets of Salaam describes a man who is turning to Allah. He is praying to Allah
But his clothing is haram. His food is haram. His income is haram. How can he expect for Allah to answer his prayers, when his whole life is based on prohibited things? So we need to encourage
interest free credit unions, interest free cooperative societies, Trinidad was one of the places leaving this Alhamdulillah. But we need to continue and teach the younger generation protect your income.
The prophets of Salaam den refers to eating the wealth of the orphans,
taking advantage of young people. He then tells us running from battle. You run from battle
when you face the enemy of Allah, and finally of the seven sins. The prophet SAW Selim tells us that when people are spreading scandalous
unprotected Muslim women is one of the worst possible things you can do.
So point number three of the survival program. It's chinnappa kabaya.
Point number four, from Surah to Shura, Allah subhanaw. taala tells us avoid indecency. Avoid sexual immorality,
we have to teach our young people
that is not weakness. When you see something which is haram on the television, on the internet, in your hand held device, if you see something, turn it off.
It is a strong person who can lower the gaze. It is a weak person
who can't control himself.
And as the prophet SAW, some of them said is lm testa he first. If you don't have higher, if you don't control yourself, your morality, your gaze, you are capable of anything. So the Shay tournois Yaga, Bella and his forces attacked the society through immorality. And now we see it in front of us, below us, on the side of us around us.
But Allah azza wa jal has given us a training program, lower your case, protect yourself. Remember, the Creator of the heavens in the earth.
Point number five
of the survival program
when they are angry, when they are provoked. Even then, they forgive.
They forgive in anger.
And this is such an important thing. One of the biggest problems in the Muslim world right now.
The enemies of Allah subhanaw taala what Muslims to fight, they will send a third party who will blow up the mosque, kill individuals say something about one group, that group will become so angry, they will start fighting the other group, they will continue to fight each other until they have no more strength.
on a local level.
We have conflicts, we have differences of opinion.
And we can't resolve the problem
in Toronto, where many of your relatives are living
back in the 70s and 80s. We had two machines, the whole city, everybody was together in the same machine.
And then the city started to expand and people could not resolve conflict.
They could not resolve conflict. And so two becomes four becomes 816. It's like little Amoeba. It keeps expanding and expanding now in Toronto is over 120 places where you can pray.
Many times it begins with conflict resolution.
You should not be angry with another Muslim over three days. One brother gets angry and he said there's nothing left between me and him except janessa.
Neither one said he's not even going to go to the gym as well.
Allah tells us when you are angry, when your emotions are boiling up, husband and wife,
parents and children
leadership IE mom and follow us followers and executive committee when you're angry forgive
at that point, forgive.
This is the true son of the prophets Osama and his companions when they came back to Mecca, they had to embrace people who had tortured them,
killed them, exile them
insulted and rebuke them, but they accepted them. They forgave them
and they became
the greatest people on the face of the planet Earth.
Number six of the survival program
is to Jabba Lila,
respond to Allah. This is Kelly my Jamia This is an all inclusive concept is like the baby when the baby responds to the mother.
When we hear something from the book of Allah, from the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim, we need to respond, respond to allow, make an effort immediately. This is the Java lillah
is such an important quality. It's like an innocence when we come to the court and this
is an innocence when we deal with other Muslims. If somebody comes to you with knowledge, who's not in your school of thought, not in your racial group,
a young person comes to correct you.
We need to accept the curse, respond to Allah. Don't judge the message by the messenger
for the young people might give you wisdom that you couldn't get from the elders. So l is to Jabba lilla. And to see that whatever we are getting
is directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The final and following this
number seven, from this program
establish regular prints.
And this does not mean just makes them not on special occasions. But put some love into our lives. teach the young people how to pray outside,
how to pray in the mall, how to pray on the job. Wherever we are in school and and work we need to establish salaat into our life. This is the quality one of the greatest qualities of the believer.
Number eight from the standpoint program of survival
and it is the essence of this chapter. The name of the chapter Surah Surah.
Umbra home shora bainer home, they conduct their affairs in mutual consultation.
This is so important today that in our families, the parents consult the younger generation
husband, if you want to make a decision for the family, sit down with your wife.
Community if we are about to make a decision for the masjid, or the Islamic Center have a town hall meeting.
This is what the prophet SAW Selim used to do.
On one occasion, when the Azov when the Confederates came from Mecca,
over 10,000 to destroy the Muslims. They had more soldiers than every man, woman and child in Medina put together
the prophet SAW sanlam took Shura,
c'est de sol manual fallacy rhodiola. One, a Persian man who could not speak Arabic, like a natural Arabic speaker. He was not from Croatia.
But he said, in Persia, if we have a large enemy, we build a moat a trench. We surround ourselves with a trench and that will weaken a huge army profit so seldom took his advice. Although he was not an Arab.
He was not from Quraysh
But the prophet SAW them took his advice and they dug the trench. So sure, consult. Listen to other people, we are a jamaa. It's so important for our future.
they never forget to give up their wealth. They never forget.
Allah subhanaw taala has blessed us with wealth. It's an Amana. It's a trust. And we need to use that trust to serve our Lord. And number 10.
When oppression happens to us, we do not jump back in fear. But we stand, we help others and we stand up to oppression.
These This is a 10 point program
a 10 point program of survival from the Creator of the heavens in the earth. But when we practice Islam,
when we come out in Trinidad, in Jamaica,
in Guyana, in Haiti, in America, in London,
around the world, especially in the summer season, the people are taking their clothes off. Muslims are putting them on. You sound strange, you look strange. You go to the bank, the people want interest. You don't want the interest. You look really strange. On Friday night, Saturday, tonight they drink alcohol, this smoking drugs. We are happy Alhamdulillah without the chemicals. You really strange. I give you glad tidings from the Prophet Sal seldom
was told us in Islam or better Caribbean was Surya Rue du Gard, even for tuba little hurrah. Islam began strange, and it will return to being strange. So glad tidings to the strangers. They asked them yada Sula, who are the strangers and he told them alladhina your slave owner and of assertiveness, they are those who repair themselves. They repair society when the people have become corrupted. And so dakara Salalah alayhi salatu salam, this time has come to pass. And we can only pray that Allah azza wa jal would make us of the Buddha in these final days. We can only continue to pray that Allah azza wa jal would give our oma steadfastness in the crisis. May Allah plant the feet
firmly of those who are standing for Islam, in Egypt, in Palestine, in Afghanistan, in Mali, in Somalia,
in Burma, in Bosnia, all around the world mailup plant the Muslims feet firmly on the earth and give us the strength to stand to live in to die for this faith. That our last words would be kelemen La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are to locally howdah Rostock for loudly welcome. I leave you with these words. And I asked a lot to have mercy on me and you was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh