Understanding Your Condition
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Allahumma salli wa salam ala rasulillah Muhammad Ali, he was a biggie, woman da da what he was standing there be so nutty. laomi Dean was Atlanta Sleeman. kathira. About All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. And surely Allah is the friend and protector of the righteous. And I be a witness of Allah is one and has no partners, that Mohammed son of Abdullah, so servant and his last messenger, 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 and establish his Sunnah to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows by beloved brothers and sisters, Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
I bring you greetings from your brothers and sisters,
on the African side.
And I bring you feelings of solidarity.
And I want to speak to you tonight, not as a great scholar of Islam,
not as a intellectual speaking up down to you. But I want to speak to you as a brother,
not just speaking from the mind. But speaking from the heart.
Recently, we were visited by
a very important person, check ride Salah
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we had his delegation with us in South Africa. He spoke to us in sincerity. And he asked us to deliver a message anywhere we go.
And that is a message of optimism.
It is a message of hope that there is hope. And he showed us that even though they are surrounded by Zionist forces. And even though there is a demolition being done under the master, everything, it seems to be against them, the press is against them.
The military is against them. But they still feel strongly in their hearts, that victory will ultimately be with the Muslims.
And they are hanging on to the rope of Allah subhanaw taala. And being in that situation, puts them in a similar situation to the case of musala Islam,
when he was out the water and when all help is leaving him.
And then he turns to his creator.
And it has happened to the NBR la hermosa
at that point, when it seems like there is nothing and as the case of the Sahaba de la on him, where they are shouting metta inositol law, when is the help of Allah?
And we know that Allah has answered that his help is close, it is near. It is all around us. But we need to be sincere with ourselves to really look within ourselves and our situations, to see how can we become part of the solution and not be part of the problem.
I speak to you with sincerity
in coming from a part of the world where people are suffering in the highest dunya.
In southern part of Africa, there is poverty, there is disease, but at the same time people are rebuilding their lives. There is hope of people going from a state of poverty to a state of wealth.
And many innocent people are accepting Islam. And they look at the Muslim world look at the condition of Muslims
to try to understand what is happening. And I traveled to many countries looking at Muslims. And I realized and I want to reflect along with you tonight on our situation.
I realized that Muslims are living in strategic positions, strategic waterways, strategic mountain passes
We are sitting on over the 40% of the mineral wealth of this planet.
We have great intellectuals, we have scholars, we have universities, we have wealth, we have so much wealth. Some people don't know what to do with it.
Recently, even here, they are praising Muslim leaders who are spending hundreds and millions of dollars on horses.
But at the same time you travel to, to West Africa, travel to Mali, and Chad, and Niger, in the middle of the Sahara.
And you will see Muslims who hardly have anything to eat, they have they have enough water to make will do. But they are strong in their faith. They are holding on to their faith in that condition.
But we as an oma, we as individuals, we have to look at this contradiction, great wealth, some of the richest people on the face of the planet Earth, some of our leaders have so much money, you don't have enough zeros to count it.
And they don't even put them in the top 10 with wealth, because they don't want us to appear like we're wealthy,
so much money. We don't know what to do with it. But at the same time, poverty,
military strength, hundreds and 1000s of soldiers standing at arms,
waiting for a command from the leaders. But at the same time, children being gunned down and Philistine in the Gaza, people surrounded the largest prison on Earth,
tortured in front of the eyes of the world, and the eyes of the other Muslims. This is unprecedented in our history. It's unprecedented. And even as you know, we look back into Islamic history, even in the time of the baskets. Because many people say well, no, we didn't have Islam, only the whole of our Rashi Deen and then Islam ended.
But you go back to that period of time. And you will see in the domains and the acids in that period political struggle going on. But the Muslims had is that
they had self respect and is that does not just mean power, physical power, Aziz is something which is dear something which is valuable self esteem.
And in the famous case of one Muslim woman, captured by the Christians, and she cries out why more tests Emma, she cries out to the halifa Morteza below.
And he sends a letter to the Christian leader telling him released the Muslim woman. If you do not release her, I will send an army so big that the front of it will reach you and the back will still be coming from me.
And the Christian seeing this knowing there is one person
just one person crying out some avatar here and obeys and releases the Muslim woman with female body guards
to take her back to the lens of Islam.
What is that in relationship to Serbians raping 1000s of Bosnian women, Abu Ghraib and Iraq because in Philistine compare that budget at the same time, so much material wealth,
intellectual so much access to knowledge, we can now access Bukhari and Muslim all of the Hadith on a disk.
Eman Bukhari Rahim Allah would travel 1000s of kilometres for one Hadeeth we can put it in the computer
and carry it in our pocket.
So this is a contradiction.
This is a serious contradiction.
And at the time of contradictions, major incidents have happened in the Muslim world in order to straighten us out
to bring us back to the path. And if you look back at the time of the coming around the 13th century of the Common Era,
and you will see in that time period,
a king living in the
Living in Mongolia
he sends his emissaries into the Muslim world. And they are his emissaries are disgraced and embarrassed and sent back. And then he sent them again. And they were killed.
And this man went to his son God
and said in words, there is only one son on this earth and
There is only one hand
that will rule this this planet. There was only one time and Ganga scan opened up
a massacre of Muslims, which is unparalleled.
Going to the Muslim world, disrespecting everybody, only respecting force,
coming down into the heartlands of Islam
and destroying the Philippines, killing the Khalifa burning the bookstore on the books in the river.
And this was a punishment. Well, what was happening at that time and above that? Eben alethia Rahim Allah, one of the great writers wrote, he writes in his book, I wish my mother never gave birth to me. So I would not have to be the one who had to write this down. Somebody had to write it down. And he describes the situation. And he shows in the situation that the the the from Baghdad to Mecca, at the time of Hajj. There was nobody making Hutch. There was no major delegation to make Hajj nobody get
the slave of the Khalifa Allah Edina Tabata see. The slave of the Khalif Khalifa owned the property worth over 300,000 dinars. That's the slave of the Khalifa
when it was time for EAD salaat the people would wait for the halifa to come. And then once he sits down, then they have Salatin eat, just imagine our eats a lot. And it is recorded around this time
that the halifa had so many slaves and people working in front of him. They didn't make eats a lot till 12 o'clock midnight,
waiting for him to sit. And then they made eats a lot of
poverty in the land. One Muslim state fighting another one.
The halifa is only a symbol of leadership and not really a serious leader at that point. Then the change comes down. A major purification comes and we look at the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam who did not speak from himself. He spoke from above seven heavens and he told us an authentic audit report by Abu Dhabi Amati has he Omar tomar Houma
laser Allah Allah booneville ARCA as Abu hanifa dunya al fitten was alacer. Well, Qatar.
The prophet SAW Selim said this my nation is a nation that has mercy on it. Its punishment is not in the next life. But the punishment is in the dunya. It's in this world what would it be fittin sollozzo. kata
fits in the plural of fitna,
a trial and tribulation temptation. Look at the world today. We are surrounded by fitna
temptation in our eyes, temptation in our is drugs pouring into our streets all around us. People confused about their identities are children growing up, confused about themselves.
a study was done of the earthquakes in the last 20 years that were over 6.0 on the Richter scale. And they found out the majority of these earthquakes were Muslim countries.
and capital murder
that we would be killed, our blood would be cheap. And sadaqa Rasool Allah alayhi salatu salam, it has come to pass.
What does this mean to us? Not that we should become depressed because Allah has blessed us with solutions to our problem if we wake up
with the great contradictions. Allah azza wa jal has revealed to us in circle hasha or below him in a shade on the regime. Yeah, you Hello Xena I'm on a taco la Ha. Well turn to enough soon mapa de McDavid what taco LA. In La La Kabir en de matar melon, wala Taku new con la Vina Nestle Ah ha, for unser whom unforseeable la ecoman fantasycon. This is the verse. This one has a divine answer. Allah said oh you who believe have the consciousness of Allah and let every soul look to what it has put forward for tomorrow. Everybody has to do that. What did you do for tomorrow? And fear Allah.
Surely Allah is
well aware of all that you do,
and be not as those who forgot Allah, and so he made them forget themselves.
Surely they are the disobedient ones. So here in this verse we see letter kulu can Latina Nestle LA for unser whom unfeasible? one letter is added to the verb. You forget a lot, he's gonna make you forget about yourself. And so your wealth will not come to feed the poor, it will feed horses,
or it will feed the latos
or the casino,
you will build large buildings, as opposed to sell them said you have to tower Luna Phil banjaran. They will compete against each other building large buildings, we see the bedroom doing this today.
Your armies will not come to the assistance of the oppressed. Your soldiers are there and they want to do something.
But the leadership is holding them back.
It's holding them back.
This is a contradiction. The scholars argue over trivia, food or minor issues when they agree on the puzzles. But they might stop struggle and some innocent people come into Islam.
And the first thing they teach him is how to argue against somebody else. How to disprove somebody, get the hotjar Les Paul, he doesn't even know how to make salaat
and you teach him how to argue about a minor issue within Islam.
The prophet SAW Selim has told us madala Coleman, bother houda elar auteuil jetten.
People would not go astray after guidance. This is after their guidance until they were given the ability to argue with each other
So this is the contradiction. Do not be as those who forgot Allah, He will make you forget yourself.
You won't even realize the potential you have. We don't realize the potential we have in our hands. What is around us.
But we need to look into ourselves because we cry. We cry for a political solution.
We have groups that will talk about the Khalifa all day about the Khalifa
we cry for Islamic economy. We want a Islamic bank
somewhere to put our money.
We cry for Islamic social life.
We want new style hijab.
But what does the law say? In the law you value DOMA bitterman Hata euroma be unforeseen law will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themselves.
This has been our watchword for a long time, we've been studying this and seeing how it comes to pass. When we look into the internal Muslim inside of ourselves. Instead of just looking on the outside, we start with ourselves into our hearts, because the parasol Salim said is a lump of flesh. If it goes right, the whole body is right. If it is corrupted, the whole body is corrupted. And that is that inside of ourselves, how do we relate to other Muslims?
Do we look at the Muslim first because somebody come? Brother, Where do you come from? You speak Arabic. You speak what to do?
What's your passport?
What city do you come from? Sometimes even what master do you pray in?
Because I want to judge him. Instead of accepting him as a Muslim is innocent until proven guilty.
Muslim is innocent, Safi, pure. That's how you relate to other Muslims. And then if you see something wrong with that person, then we try to help that person. But we do not make judgment on a person before we even know why the person is doing what he's doing.
Where he has learned that from what is this condition, before we make a hokum, a judgment on that person.
So we need to look into ourselves
too much tribalism,
tribalism and nationalism. And I'm speaking to myself as well.
Because even people in North America, we have a tribalism, those who come from the north, those who come from the south, those who come from big cities, those who come from country, we have our own forms of tribalism as well.
But it is a it is something in the Muslim world, a filthy thing in the Muslim world. And we see it and instead of it getting better in some places, it's worse. Where people will split from the masjid. And then make an ethnic Masjid. So you go in one Masjid. And I'm not talking about Sydney, of course. But you go on one master in this like you're in India.
Sounds like India even smells like India.
You go on the other Masjid. You're in Istanbul. You're in Istanbul now in the masjid. Another one you're in Somalia.
Another one in Lebanon, another one in Pakistan.
All different types of masjids coming up, and then one group breaks away. And they form another Masjid. And we talk to them and we say what is wrong with those people? They said No, those people in our village, they live by the river we live on the hill.
So we cannot unite with these people. They live down by the river.
Okay, so a tiny little difference in People is Brought now out. And then in the lands of non Muslims where we should all be united hanging on to the rope of Allah azza wa jal together, that little difference becomes a Masjid.
This is the work of the evil one. Well, he hasn't been done.
And we should not be proud of ourselves.
not arrogant and proud.
About physically what we have, because physically, this can change overnight. And one day we are healthy and strong. The next day, we could be on our backs.
We could be struck down with disease.
Or we could leave this world well, he also believed we could die. And then if you're rich and you're powerful, nobody wants to go into grave with you. No matter how beautiful you are.
No matter how good cricket player you are. They're not going down there with you.
You go by yourself.
And so why are we proud? Why are we arrogant look at the place we come from. Go see childbirth and see what we all really are. You think you're handsome and beautiful.
This is where we come from. And that's where we will return. It is the soul It is a ruin.
That is what the individual really is what I am and you are, we are really souls. We are our work.
But we are housed in lamb, and sham. We're housed in our bodies. But really, I am a soul talking to you.
And my soul is not Afro American or Caribbean, or Australian New Zealand out a big me. The soul is not a Jimmy
the soul is the soul
of the and that's what we really are.
And that's how we need to look at each other and relate to each other instead of nationalistic terms.
or racial terms. This is what the companions of the Prophet SAW some of them did. We need to look back What did they do?
They did not have great armies. They did not have technology.
They did not have missiles and, and weapons and none of this. But yet they carry the message all over the planet. great empires and kingdoms bow down to them.
What is it they had?
They had this humility, number one arrogance taken out of their hearts and they were able to forgive each other.
They could forgive each other. Can you forgive another Muslim?
In some cases, somebody argues with you has a difference of opinion. And I must say I have nothing with it between me and him. But janaza Nothing is left. Some of them they won't even go to the janazah
but look at the people of Mecca, torturing the Muslims torturing the person, not just saying something against you a differing opinion, brutalizing you slaughtering your family in front of your eyes. Can you take a person like that and embrace them as your brother
and forget everything that they did? That is where we have to go. And we don't even have to go that far. We can begin by forgiving each other. Having mercy you see a person making a lot, a little Qibla is facing the Qibla
Have mercy on that person.
See that person as your brother your sister.
If they differ with me or with you give naseeha give advice sincerity that person if they disagree make dua for them.
That is the way of Rasulullah
So Salah we want so now it's not just to recap So now
if we really want to know, do we know the process of them never struck his wife.
He never hit any woman in his house, never struck a woman you want sooner, that sooner not to work at sonda
this is what we have to do. Do not be as those who forgot Allah, or he will make you literally forget yourself. Literally.
How sad jealousy in our hearts. We have hassard for other Muslims. He makes a little progress. Even he's got a new pair of shoes, man a new cell phone. You start looking at him strange. If he dries up in the new car.
Then the hasard comes. Now if you want a new Lamborghini like his car, that's okay.
But if you want the car and you hate when you see Ali in his car,
you hate to see Ali in the car. It's a negative feeling coming up inside of you. This is the hustle.
This is it. And it's a dangerous thing.
We need to study these things. Because as you know the province of sometimes at the time would come around numbers would be great.
But yet we will be conquered over overrun by our enemies. We will be like without a sale.
Like the scum and the foam on the water pushed to the right push to the left. So we need to see what is it that will transform us from being a large mass of people who have no weight to people who are the leaders of society.
that itself can destroy everything that we're doing just that quality by itself. The process Olympus m er comala said
beware of hazard for internal hasa Koolhaas unnati katakolon alojado. Be aware of jealousy. It will eat up your good deeds like a fire eats up firewood.
You go to Hajj you come back Safi, like a child then has had on that person. All the good deeds have had gone man. It burns it up. Look at the Hadith. It burns up good deeds like a fire, burns up firewood, burns it up fasting in Ramadan, giving sadaqa
striving but jealous of another Muslim. If another person has got wealth.
Don't think that that person is really well off. It's actually better make to offer that person and we can see some of our OMara now our leaders, the fitna they are under with the wealth we need to make to our May Allah help them. mela help them to understand what they're doing.
Money is not always a blessing. Sometimes it is a curse.
It's not necessarily a blessing. So whatever condition we are in whatever our garage or whatever level we are at financially, economically whatever Alhamdulillah we need to be satisfied with it, struggle with it. And go on to another level to the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala
cattle up till the cows up.
Some people are not they don't have enough farm anger in them. They see Islam as being attacked. And they feel nothing well so what they feel nothing inside of themselves. But some of us we have too much anger.
We have too much emotion with each other. You disagree with the brother and he's shaking and turning red. Like he wants to fight you because you disagree I make the shout I moved my finger Mashallah.
I disagree on a messala many times to Allah we would disagree with each other the Imams would disagree make to offer each other,
love each other even in disagreement.
Look at the situation of the prophets of Salaam with his companions. After the hunt, Duck Hunt duck is over the trenches over the Azov are going back. The process of them is going home and then gibreel is coming. So the angels have not taken off their armor yet.
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And the purpose was tell them is saying to his followers, that anyone who believes in a lion and the last day will not pray us up except in bento. kurata Oh come on. Come on.
moving toward venue coordinator. Look at the situation. The professor seldom said make a PSA
in bento kurita the companions are on the road and assets going out. Now what are you going to do?
Some people said well the promises alum said make a certain venue coryza
so I will make my answer there. This is you know, we have to follow the Prophet man utl Rasul Allah, whoever obeys that the promises Allah obeys Allah.
So, they waited. Another group said, No, Allah said, makes a lot on time.
And the creator overrules his message. So I will make my answer on time
on the road, so they made it on the road when they reach federal code ADA.
They're arguing with each other disagreeing with each other. what might happen to us today it might be too much transforming after that.
Or how to cut Islamia. The US Ria Gemma and maga BIA Gemma.
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what happened the purpose of solemn when he sees the two he said, You're both right.
Both of you are correct.
Both of you, you made your decision based on your best understanding you different, but you're both correct. So agree to disagree.
Look at that decision. If we had that type of thinking it would solve a lot of our problems. A lot of our problems would be solved. This is the Sunda
that's the kind of surrender that we need to go back to to really reclaim what is ours.
And Allah subhanaw taala is so merciful to us, putting us in this condition of having the court and having wealth, having health in the masjid.
We have the opportunity it is in front of us. It is in front of our community. And we are carrying gems, gems of wisdom. For the society itself. There are people in this society and I have walked through Australian society, which is very similar to Canada.
Very similar to Canada. And there are people who are lonely,
really lonely people. And alcoholism is a terrible thing.
When a person is a binge drinker.
When a person is controlled by the chemicals, controlled by alcohol, it is a terrible existence.
Every day that person is in a confusion because alcohol is drugs in liquid form. They tried to separate drugs, they say the drug addicts, the drug dealers, but they say okay have a nice beer.
And they propagate the beer. But alcohol is drugs in liquid form. An alcoholic is a drug addict.
It's just another form of it.
So we have a way out to help people to come out of this and to reclaim a lifestyle through Toba. Through sincere repentance. We can do this. What does it mean?
What is the Toba? What is this repentance really mean? It is self analysis and reconstruction? That is the weapon of the Muslims. Your they say we have weapons of mass destruction. We don't have it what really only weapon we have is maybe shawarma something. So Moses,
what is the weapon of mass destruction? What is it really that Muslims have that makes us so dangerous when they're in the think tanks and they look at us.
You destroy the capital, you kill the leaders, you ruin the masjids destroy the economy. And they're coming back again. There's more of them.
And now people from from a race or a group you never thought would be Muslims. They are becoming Muslims. In America. Now there are Hispanic speaking people, Spanish speaking people in Central America, Mexico, becoming Muslims. And we never thought they would become Muslims. Because the Catholic Church in that region, every place I went to in Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, all around these places. You look and you see on the corner, there is a church. There is alcohol and pig lakmal kunzea.
These three things everywhere.
And then the history they say in Spanish history. They give a terrible history of the Maus. They say the Maus morose
and they give a negative history. So their whole understanding
Was distorted, but by the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, they are now seeing themselves in Islam.
We never could have thought this could have now 1000s are coming into Islam.
So we have this opportunity. And then in our own community, and I have seen this, I started the class for new Muslims,
for people who have embraced Islam, and I found many Muslims are coming to the class 25 years old, 30 years old, a Muslim sitting down there, and he acts just like someone who just took Shahada. So I said, What's your story? And he said, I will. I was, I was raised in a Muslim family. But I did not embrace Islam till I was 25 years old. I just prayed because my father said pray.
I fasted because my mother said fast. And that person then embraced Islam. they analyze themselves they were Guided Self analysis, and reconstruction.
But that means if our Toba is real, we have to first recognize that what we have done is wrong. Yeah, to knock it off.
We have to recognize that nationalism is filth.
We have to recognize tribalism, or pride for my nation and tribe. It is jahi Leah.
We have to know our language, teach the children your natural language, let them know your nessip your genealogy you have to know this. But if we become arrogant about our language, or arrogant about our genealogy, then this is ignorance This is the giant.
So we have to recognize that what these actions are wrong actions.
Then we have to turn to Allah azza wa jal and ask for forgiveness, sincerely asking for forgiveness. But that's not enough. Some people they just asked so Allah forgive Toba, Toba and they do it again next week.
That's not repentance. Repentance is the intention not to return to the sin.
The intention strong intention has to be made. And when you see that sin again, when you see it again, it has to make you feel disgusted.
You have to feel disgusted when you hear it. You hear somebody calling somebody a racial name.
Talking against another Muslim, putting down the Imam.
Many people they said that they think that they're scholars and they're cursing the Imams attacking the Imam. The Imam is everything.
As a chef was telling us, even the mom has to know how to fix cars and everything. Like he's got to be an all purpose person. Like he's somebody like an angel from out of space.
cursing the Imams attacking the leadership.
We have to make to offer the leadership support them, give advice, strong advice. Don't ever leave the leadership. If they're doing something wrong, give them advice, but it's support, it's not attack. Because if we bring down the leader we bring down ourselves
we bring ourselves down.
So, the intention never to return to the sin.
Also, we need to do compensation.
If we have done something wrong, we may have harmed an individual.
If you scandalize somebody,
you may be harming you or harming that person.
But the question is, if you stole something from a store $500 worth of goods and you want to return it to the store. Okay, I wouldn't say I wouldn't walk in the store and say a stock photo I stole your money, because he's probably going to call the police. But you may send the money back to the person. This is compensation, right? The medallion. You're giving it back to the person but now if you scandalize the person, you didn't know Mima against that person. How do you pay him back?
So difficult question.
We had a case of an Imam. We have an Imam is an active brother.
He's an active in Miami does a little bit Maru for Nyan Mancha
and so we found out that some of the Muslims were in this discotheque. This thing they called dark side. in Cape Town, they had seven levels of dancing and raving around and they're taking all designer drugs. They're taking the drugs and the dancing in the middle of the night.
And they made it it looks like it has cooked but it looks like a Masjid.
And they made it for the Muslims to the Muslims will go into their raving around
And then at two o'clock in the morning, he's high. And he comes to to the little restaurant and he says to the person, do you have halau food?
You have halau.
That's the contradiction in their mind. The chef, just how lucky he found out. His students in his madressa were in the discotheque.
They were there. What did he do? He went with his job bar and everything. He went inside the discotheque.
And there on the floor. He went in there and he grabbed them by their necks. Right and he carried them outside. Now somebody is driving by in their car. And they see the sheriff going inside of dockside.
They said, there it is. There it is. And they start to say the scammer, I saw check for landfill and he was at the discotheque. He was dead. I saw him.
And the rumor continues and continues and continues. By the time it reaches the other side of the city. He committed Zina inside of the place.
Did you go to the Imam and ask him why he was there?
Did you ask somebody else about him?
If you went to his community, you would found you would find out why he was there.
But no Mima, the shade of yellow Bella will take this word, and large and the word to destroy the reputation. And people don't realize that the process of them said law yet full jnana mom,
the person who's carrying the scandal, this Namibia this hatred,
this false witness, that person will not enter Paradise.
And so how do you compensate the ship?
about this, if you said something about somebody else, then you have to go in back. And you have to say something good about that person. And continue to say something good until you destroy everything bad that was said about it.
That's how you have to compensate him.
You have to now say something good and correct what you said.
But actively wipe out the wrong that was done.
And so compensation for the things that we have done and then analyzing our self, analyze our eyes, our hands, our feet, everything that we do, and trying to set up an understanding how will we stop ourselves from the sense of self analysis and reconstruction? This is the greatest advantage we have today. That Allah azza wa jal would forgive us in the La Jolla for the new Benjamin, Allah will forgive our sins.
And so in this life, if we've done something we need to make Toba and I humbly say to you and myself with the condition of martial oxa. We need to make group Toba.
Every Muslim is supposed to make Toba because that Masjid is not supposed to be in the hands of Zionism. This match to this walk off.
This is the responsibility from the time of say you're done or Omar Katara de la one.
It is the responsibility of the oma
to take care of that place. And that does not mean we kick out other people. No, we facilitate the People of the Book. We allow the Christians to do their worship. We allow the Jews to do their worship. We did not kick them out. The Jews had the golden age of Jewish literature underneath us.
The Renaissance in Europe.
It did not happen because the European scholars took Greek knowledge and brought it alive.
That's a lie. There's no Renaissance. I challenge any Renaissance scholar, what was being done in Europe at the time. If you read history, the leaders were spending most of their time burning witches.
They were burning women at the stake 1000s of them, because they were afraid of these women.
And they put you in what they call the Inquisition.
That was their greatest activity was Inquisition, not science. It was the golden age of Islam. The Renaissance happened to us.
And all they did was translate.
And if you look at history, you will find in the areas where Muslims were strong in navigation.
And you go and look in Portugal and places and you know, you will see the translations happened in the same area.
Math, astronomy, medicine, you see the centers where the Muslims had other centers of knowledge and made the progress. This is where the Renaissance
What's happened? They translated our things. What do you think happened to Isaac Newton.
They say he discovered gravity, the law of gravity, the apple hit him in his head.
And he said, oh, there's gravity up to down. No, the apple hit him in his head. And he turned into Arabic texts to the page on gravity.
Because they are scholars learned to read Arabic.
He probably turned to the page on gravity and then translated it. But they said he discovered it.
by Christopher Columbus discovered America
who discovered Australia to Who was it?
Cook, cook discovers Australia.
But yet there's people here for 1000s of years living here.
How can you discover a place the original people are standing there looking at you.
So you discovered them? Did I discover Sydney now I just came,
cannot discover said you know what I found. I went into some with some of the scholars and I found there was an old old map.
Ellicott is a
great scholar in Iraq had gathered this information. And it was talking about sailors who journey to a place and they went inside. And when they reached the center of the place, they said, This island is so big, you don't know where you are when you're in the middle.
And they drew the maps. In Arabic, the oldest map of Australia is an Arabic.
Muslims had it But does the average Australian notice.
No cook discovered Australia.
So we have the gems of wisdom, we have an opportunity now, to reach out to society. People are waiting, if we do not take the message out, then they will demonize us. They will give an image to the people that Islam is to destroy civilization instead of being the basis of civilization.
So we have to go out, and it is the way of the prophet SAW Selim and his companions. When their forces got great, they didn't run from the enemy, they ran to the enemy.
They ran to him different understanding.
But this time, in a society like this, we don't run with weapons. We have a lifestyle that will solve the problems of this society.
We have an interest free economy. We have the Declaration of Independence, he aka Naboo er can assign you alone to Allah I worship and from you alone, I seek help. So I'll leave you with these words. And the feelings of solidarity from your brothers and sisters in the southern part of Africa. Alhamdulillah people are, you know, really glad to hear about mustards like this in this part of the world to know that there are even Australian people coming into Islam.
It is a great thing for us and we hear now even there are Aboriginal people coming into Islam. We pray that Allah would help them to come into Islam and and raise their numbers, bring them in in large numbers to repair the pain and suffering that they have gone through. And so I leave you with these thoughts. And I asked a lot to have mercy on you and me. I asked a lot to raise up those who will liberate martial arts all those who are 100 Salahuddin Miller raise up 1000 Salah Dean's are in this world at this point in time, and May Allah give us the strength to be with them, and that our last words will be our best words that our last words will be Kelly malattie Allah Illallah Muhammad
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