Channel: Abdurraheem Green
The Muslim Ummah is weak, divided and mercilessly attacked from all sides but what caused the Ummah to fall from its graceful state to this humiliated state? How can we rectify this situation? Abdur Raheem attempts to tackle these issues in this lecture.
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We'll begin by praising our love. We praise Him, we seek his help, and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge with of love, from the evil of ourselves and from the evil consequences of our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, there is none to misguide. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, there is nothing to guide. And I testify and bear witness that Allah alone is worthy of worship, and that Mohammed symbol of love while he was, he is the servant of Allah and His final messenger. And after that, the best speech is the book of Allah. And the best guidance is the guidance of Mohammed Salam wanting your Salah, and the worst of all the affairs of those matters
that have been newly introduced into the religion.
And every mentor that is newly introduced into the religion is a VEDA an innovation. All of the innovations are misguidance, and all the misguidance is going astray.
And going astray, is in the fire. My dear brothers and sisters
Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala
has guided us to this beautiful way of living Islam.
And as all of us know, and we hear it said again, and again, Islam is not a religion is a way of life. And as we hear it said again and again and again, that Islam is a way of life that is not only concerned with the interaction between the human being and the divine between ourselves and Allah subhanho wa Taala. But Islam concerns itself also with the interaction and the rights of the duties of one human being towards another human being
of the Muslim towards the Muslim.
We know also, we should know that Muslims
belong to a nation of Omar and Omar is more than a nation.
Omar is from something
that has to do with his mother.
We belong to a nation but something that is more than a nation because Allah subhanho wa Taala, he told us and he mentioned in the medulla
that Verily, the believers are brothers. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, he described us as a brother that
shouldn't be the reality of our condition.
Brothers and sisters,
and we know how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He said emphasize that the Muslim is the brother of a Muslim.
And how he explained to us the manners and the behavior of one Muslim to another. He doesn't despise him.
He doesn't back by Tim, he doesn't cheat
and steal and lie to him. He doesn't let him down in the time of need.
This is the treatment the Muslim should have for the other Muslim.
And this is the basis
of what makes us this nation of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described as like the bricks
Building, resting one and another.
is the mirror of the Muslim. The believer is the mirror of the believer.
When we see something in the mirror and we look at ourselves in the mirror
and we see some food or some defects, what do we do we correct it. Our hair is messy, we brush it.
This is what the mirror does.
So this is how is one to another. If we see The Fault in Our brother or our sister, that we try to correct it in the nicest way and the best way we enjoy what is right. And we've been what is wrong, this is what is supposed to make us the best of all nations.
Because we enjoy what is right and we feel good, what is wrong, and we believe in a lot, some Hello.
when we look around us, we find the reality is really something quite different.
I remember when I first became a Muslim,
I read the book of Allah subhanaw taala. Or at least the translations meetings.
I read the stories of the Sahaba of the life of masala long while he was on them.
And I had in my heart, this expectation that this whole the way I left the surroundings and around new people who were only disbelievers. I used to think that the closest thing to me in Islam was the dog.
That's because I was living at that time with people everyone was accountable.
It said to the dog. The dog's name is Flopsy, right. I used to say hello to you and maybe the only Muslims here.
I used to know I remember I went to Granada, Granada in Spain in
the last kingdom.
The last Muslim Kingdom in Spain. The Muslims were in Spain for 700 years. Granada is the last Muslim kingdom. And in that you go that there is this pilot school Alhambra. You go It is like It's like a dream.
And you have this palace, beautiful palace on this hill. But you go down into Granada and here is a town full of
every Easter they have a celebration, a celebration that they throw out the Muslims.
I remember when I was first started practicing Islam when I went there.
I used to look at the trees. Seriously, I still look at the tree.
And I actually used to stroke the tree and feel sorry for it. I felt sorry for the tree that it was surrounded by this.
But this tree never heard people making a fuss about loss of habitat.
And this is the reality.
But you know in that Spain in Volusia, isn't there a lesson for us?
A place that used to belong to the Muslims for 700 years.
What is the reality of the oma today?
Are we like bricks of one building supporting one another?
Iraq, Afghanistan, Felicity? What are the bricks of the building supporting one another?
To enjoy what is right and what is wrong?
Hope you find the Muslims today. They enjoy what is evil and they forbid what is good.
They enjoy the evil and forbid the good.
This is the reality I see with my eyes every day. I have people coming to me telling me how their parents are trying to force them to abandon his land
and try to force them to do evil sisters
whose parents burned
Cats and your dogs and want them to make
people who enjoy the better the innovations, the evil and destructive sense.
And do they believe in Allah? Do they believe in Allah? Well, it depends what you mean believing in Allah?
It depends what you mean believing in Allah, does it mean do they believe there's a creator? Who bought everything into existence? Yes, they believe that. But then so did the mushrooms in the time of the Prophet sallallahu It was a
sighted Mr. Mohammed, who is the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord have a glorious chrome say
they will save is Allah. They believe that Allah that He was the Lord of the seven heavens, that he was the Lord of the glorious throne. They believe that Allah sent down the rain and caused the crops to grow the mushrooms believe this.
But they were still
believing that Allah existed does not make you a believer in Allah.
What makes you believe in Allah azza wa jal is that you make him free from any powers from any rivals from any associates, that you worship Him alone.
And that is what the pagans that worship Arabs did not do. They used to believe that the idols were intercessors between them and I love
that used to practice magic. They used to believe in fortune telling, they used to believe in the stars. But wait a minute, brothers and sisters, does that sound a little bit familiar to you?
the mushriks used to believe that the items were intersections between them and Allah. This is what they said. And this is what
the Quran says.
They are they are our intercessors.
They bring us closer to Allah. They didn't worship them thinking that when they prayed a lot.
And they didn't believe that when they prayed to them, that these idols had power themselves? No.
They used to think that they were intercessors by praying to them.
They will intercede between them and Allah.
But don't you find Muslims today, going to the graves of the dead pious people
and calling upon them and using them as intercessors between them and Allah, just like the Christians do with their saints, just like the Hindus do with their gods, just like the Greeks and the Romans pagans used to do with that dogs,
just like the Arabs is to do with that Iose what is the difference? There is no difference. It should.
It is should.
So the people who do that do not have in mind and Allah subhanaw taala because they are making shark with Allah.
And don't you find that all over the Muslim both
in India and abroad?
In Egypt, in Morocco,
I remember once when I went to Pakistan, I'm not picking on Pakistan. I just happen to have gone there. And this is what I saw. And I'm sure it's the same in many Muslim countries and you know better than me.
In England, it is true in England, on every street corner, just about every street corner, maybe not exactly every main street corner, we have a pub.
But in Pakistan, they have something worse.
What you'll see is you'll see a picture of a hand
with lines on it.
And you'll see that in every mainstream in Pakistan. What does that symbolize a person you go to them? And they'll read your fortune by looking at your palm?
Yes, drinking is a major sin
But fortunetelling is Cooper and chef. So what's worse, drinking alcohol or
who could drink
so you can still be a believer and do those things. But you can't be a believer and make sure Allah
The mission is to believe in the stars they used to believe the rain was due to such and such star. As the Prophet said.
He said one day, after the competitors, they were on one of their, the the expeditions to fight chat they came in a raid in the night.
And the Prophet said that the Prophet said that you would say, this night some of my slaves believed in me, and this belief in the stars, and some of my slides this funny to me, and believed in the stars. And for those people who said that it rains due to the influence of such and such star that they disbelieve that they believe in the star. And as those people who said that the rain is from Allah, they believed in me and they just believe in this stuff.
But how many Muslims today, eagerly pull through the astrology pages of the newspapers and the magazines
to find out what is in store for them in the future?
how many people believe in charms and bracelets that they think is going to protect them from evil, the same shirt and cover that the Muslim Arabs have in the time of the Prophet and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told us that this is chuck it is shook
in so many Muslims practice it.
I know maybe brothers and sisters who are expecting me to talk about
our sisters who are being raped, even today as we speak.
As we speak now, I'm sure right now, there are Muslim sisters being great in Kashmir.
People being tortured in the most horrific manner in Kashmir.
people dying only because they are people have
in many countries across the world today, they are in jail. They are being tortured. They are suffering Libya, Tunisia,
People in jail, people suffering at the hands of Muslims, people who call themselves Muslims, they're suffering now today
that's a place where I've been. I've seen some of that stuff for myself. When I went there
about 30 years ago, at the beginning of the Intifada, when I stepped off the plane and we met some of the brothers there.
The first place they took us to was a hospital.
The first place they took us to was a hospital
and Children's Hospital.
And what do we find that little kids will be shot by dum dum bullets, dum dum bullets. If you don't know, this is a type of bullet that explodes in the human body on impacts.
They are banned by the Geneva Convention. These radii soldiers use them on children.
I saw the mind that they showed me the X rays of kids who have been shot by bullets. And they showed how the lead what happens when the body explodes. The pieces spread over a huge area in the body. They said it is impossible to remove all of those pieces. We just removed the major ones if we remove the rest, the surgeon would kill them. They will live until they're about 40 but then the infection that enters the bloodstream will kill them.
as little children. I sort of guy who'd been run over by in his writing Gee, I saw a guy who was split open like this. He had a stitch from here to here. There were there were young girls and boys
who had been shot who had been attacked with a type of guess. Another gas.
Talk about weapons of mass destruction, a nerve gas supplied by the United States of America, for which there was no no no
Normal crowd normal gaps that you use to control crowds. When someone gets, you know affected by they can give you an antidote. Or they didn't know the antidote for this because it was not any gas or nerve gas that they knew about.
These are some of the atrocities that are going on today.
right now as we speak.
And really, if you read some of these things, and you find out about them, you will start you you, if you have a heart, you will start to cry, there is no doubt that you will start to cry.
And it's true brothers and sisters, that we don't feel the pain. We don't feel the suffering, we're supposed to be like one body, if one part of the body is suffering, the rest of the body is suffering. Are we like that? No.
We drive around in our nice cars, nice houses, and we eat above a bunch.
And you know what, we hardly give a second thought
about what is going on.
But brothers, something I know this is very, very hard to understand.
But in order to understand that, you have to think a bit. I'm sorry, but that's the reality. You know, I know that most of us we don't even like exercising our bodies, let alone exercising our minds.
You know, the fact is that we are most of us obese, we are overweight and obese. And by the way, I want to mention that they discovered that being obese is as bad as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.
And most of us, we know why now smoking is wrong.
Because for the very reason that it damages your health.
So being obese is equally how long because it damages your health. This is dangerous as smoking 20 cigarettes a day. It's you know, the sad thing is that even worse is we are obese in our minds, and a lot of things to do with the fact that we don't exercise. We don't exercise our bodies, and we don't exercise our minds, and we become lazy and slothful it's not that we don't have brains. It's not that we don't have intelligence, it's there
is no doubt the Muslims have the brains.
We don't use them. We don't like to think too much. We like emotion.
Will and this is what I this is what I've discovered, I found a lot of brothers and sisters very emotional.
They hear a talk about the Muslim mama suffering. And people get away from starving and dying and we kill them and the children being utility in Iraq and all these things and we get really emotional we get upset.
just compare now, when I was talking about shift, and did you get as upset as as upset as when I was talking about people being raped and killed and tortured, which will upset you more?
Which will upset you more?
two different opinions there. But for the majority of people, the thing that upsets them is the thought of the physical violence.
But actually the what the person who knows Islam and understands this man,
they will be much more upset by should uncover than they would by the physical violence, much more upset.
Because shirt and cover destroys you for
the physical violence is just something that happens to your body.
And your mind is correct that when
you lose in fact you only gain from suffering in this life. In fact, if you suffer from this life and your personal mind, that what is applied to us what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said how wonderful is the condition of the believer and it's only for the believer. If something some mercy of bounty happens in this, that they place the praise us
at least some harm afflicts them, even the pricking of a thorn.
Then and if they are patient, the hour
experiences and raises their levels of paradise. Indeed, in fact, tribulations and trials are a sign of Allah's love.
The more law Allah subhanaw taala he loves someone, the morning descends upon them, trials and tribulations.
And the most tried and all the people were the prophets.
And what sort of trial did the prophets face is they faced physical trials, but the worst trials they faced.
It was a mental trial.
They were accused of being liars, but they were the most truthful people, they only tend to tell the people
a lie ilaha illa Allah.
That's all they came to teach the people, that the people that people accused them of being liars, a big receivers of seeking power of being magicians and soothsayers, and poets, and so on and so forth. As they accuse the pixel alarm, why are they using it?
That is the greatest triumph and the worst type of affliction.
So the people who are lousy afflicts them with trials and tests and tribulations is a sign of luck.
If the person is a believer, of course, if the person is a character, then it could be either that Allah is sending this trial to them, in order to wake them up to make them remember that they are not self sufficient to make them realize that they are under our control. And they should remember that there was a day when they're going to stand in front of him. And then the punishment will be even more tremendous. Or, in fact, it could be a punishment from a loss.
And there is no no contradiction actually, between the things, the two things that Allah subhanaw taala, you mentioned, he mentioned, his,
the evil that has appeared on the face of the land and the sea is, is due to the consequences of our sins. It's what our hands have put forth, it is the things that we human beings have done. And every evil that happens to you is because of yourself, and because of your sense,
as the fact there is no contradiction.
There is no contradiction between the two things, because brothers and sisters, if you are doing evil, and Allah leaves you doing evil, and he doesn't punish you to bring you back to him, then in fact, he has inflicted upon you the worst punishment, the worst, because he left you to go straight, and then you will get the punishment. And that's the worst punishment.
But one famous allows is the one who brings that person back to him, he brings them back. And sometimes you bring them back by punishing them by sending upon them a trial or tribulation, a test
that wakes them up and makes them realize
they come back to a loss.
And in fact, that is what we find.
But the fact that Allah does that to us is because we went astray in the first place. We went astray in the first place.
So brothers and sisters, sometimes you know, the thing that we should worry about,
is not the trials and the tribulations. We should worry about the ease.
We never really think of wealth, and happiness and security as being a trial and tribulation and accomplishments.
But if you look
and you think deeply to this.
the Prophet Musa
aka Allah has sent him
and he has shown her own all of the signs. His hand came out shining white, the snakes when he threw it. In the story of the magic of the magicians, the magicians became Muslim and then the flames one after the other, the plague of frogs, the fate of mice the fate of blood, and ultimately the firstborn of the people of Egypt being killed. And each one that people will come to Moosa
us to take
And when the plague finished they will go back to doing what they did before.
So how how many signs or last sentence of how long? How many signs is ending.
And then Moosa latest made the this against them,
Oh Allah, increase them in wealth and children, so they
increase them in wealth and children, so they will never be
the biggest fish that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam feared for us brothers and sisters,
was the dose of wealth of this world will be opened up to us.
That is the greatest fitna that the prophets have a long while he was Southern he did.
Not trials not being tortured, not being killed while being attacked by the doors have been open to ask, and then what would happen, we will forget a lot and forget his deed, and we would stop enjoying what is right, what is wrong, and we would stop the meeting.
And then we'll be destroyed.
This is our destruction brothers and sisters.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he talks about our condition. Soon, you'll see when people gather together to take from you in the way in the same way that you invite people to share in a feast.
You're assuming they said, Is it because we are small in our numbers? No, you will be making like the phone on the scene. But you will be like the rubbish the scam that is carried down by the blood
of you from the hearts of your enemies and into your hearts. He will cost one. And they said O Messenger of Allah and the prophets of Allah, you sort of said, it is love of the love of the world and fear of death that you love.
And you're afraid and you don't like to meet Allah subhanaw taala you don't have that yearning to meet a lot.
Your heart anymore, that you longed to meet your Lord and see him and be with a loss.
No, I like to dwell in this life. And we wish that we have a life of 1000 years, like the people who came before us they wish that they have a life of 1000 years.
Old brothers and sisters, we talk about the Philistines, we talk about these lands, we talk about these things. What is the difference between us and the Jews?
What is the difference between us and even some Muslims and Hindus?
What is the difference between us and the Christians?
So in the time of the Prophet, the prophet himself said that he was going to looking customs of us the Jews and everything you find for them in the parameters that you apply to them, not to yourself, everything is going to apply to yourself that's in the time of the province. So
how about today?
If we take the characteristics of the Jews mentioned, in the end, you will find every single one existing amongst the Muslims today,
every single one.
That's why we use it Allah will give us victory over them upon what basis?
basis is victory? Is it numbers? Is that what you think is a weapons? Is that what you think?
Because if you think that, you know, like the Prophet and his companions don't you don't understand what they understood. They knew that victory was from Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is mentioned to people who are deserving of it.
There are certain qualities, not just
not just about their happiness.
But then man is that of luck, the other than
These are the qualities that we don't have anymore.
We began to love the world so much, who'd like a tiger who have 1000 years to enjoy?
You know, some people may say,
I could pray more I could, I could give more charity, and I could do more hedge. But most of us if I had 1000 years, you know, I could, I could have nice cars and nice house, and I can do these beautiful things, I can enjoy this life so much more.
How it is,
how in the world
if you want to cry for the oma
then cry for the ship, cry,
cry for the sins cry for the innovations
in the tyranny. And I'm not just talking about the rulers. Yes, people talk about the injustice of the rulers. You know what they say? You get the ruling you deserve?
We talk about the justice to the of the rulings of the people. How do the people treat their wives and their children?
in these countries? How does a man treat his wife?
You know what you'll find the way the matrix his wife, the ruler treats his subjects, as we know why.
Because that's what you get. And that's why you get what you give out. You get
what you give out you get.
you find the countries with where the man is kind and loving and caring,
and respectful and just his wife.
Generally, not specific.
You will see that is the way the rules to them.
Which you see a man who's brutal, and he's a tyrant, and he's corrupt, and he's a cheater.
I will give him a ruler that he deserves as he is to his wife solace because he is the ruler.
And the ruler is the one over him. Like for like
that's why they say and it's true what they say. If you want a loss law upon the established law in yourself in your heart.
Brothers and sisters
look at our lens. Look at our people how we cry. How we can cry. You know, people say to me, this isn't something that is a big dilemma in my mind. People say to me, Well, all the fitness here in Australia, all the women, all the men, the fitness stuff. You know, look at all those naked people and all that stuff. Probably so bad. It's so terrible. It's so awful.
It is bad and terrible and awful. It's a real good fitness.
That's one type of fitness for sure.
But there's another type of fitness.
Another type of fit there is bribery, corruption, injustice, treachery, breaking of promises.
This organization, no law and order.
Dirty, unpleasant, smelly surroundings. unhealthy lifestyle.
What am I talking about?
I don't think so. I'm not talking about the West.
I'm not talking about those. I'm talking about the listening lens.
So you find that
my friend of mine he phoned me from from England. I think I might have mentioned this before he phoned me from Dubai. This is like, you know, just after the, you know, September 11 of the crisis and this he phones me up. He says Did you hear about dick cheney?
You know, the changes right Secretary of State in America.
He's been taken in front of the Supreme Court. Hahaha.
Isn't that amazing?
The second most powerful person in America is going to port brother. Would that happen in Dubai.
will that happen in Dubai? Can you imagine the king's son, or one of the princes or one of the ministers going to court?
being under the power of the judicial system?
Imagine that in Lebanon, Egypt,
India, any Muslim country?
Any Muslim country, Saudi Arabia, any, any volunteers? whether it can tell me a Muslim country where that would happen?
Oh, you, you know, can you tell me it used to happen in the time of
God, that was 1400 years ago.
And maybe some brief moments, glorious moments, and those brothers and sisters, they would have glorious moments, they will have glorious moments of Islamic history.
You know, justice, Justice is the fortress of Islam. This is how
he described described, Justice is the fortress of truth.
If you knock down the gate and destroy the fortress, you destroy
the soul of
his soul, that is that you will give control and power to the just people.
A nation that is just even if they're Catholic, to the nation that is unjust, even if they're believing.
Because the sum of these events is that our supports that people who are just
these are the things we should cry for brothers and sisters,
is a thing that should make us shed tears.
Because these are the diseases of the Muslims. This is the disease.
But we are so far gone that we don't even though these things are a disease.
We don't even think of them hardly as something that is a problem.
Well, I know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, he told us to be optimistic. He told us to be optimistic, and humble in some ways I am. But really when I look at the Muslims, and we know we were told as an Islamic revival going on, and but I just look, I just look at the Muslims. And I just think I can't see it happening.
I can't see it happening.
I just can't.
I look at the lens, the lens of Islam, and I just can't see anything happening there. Except more corruption, more going straight, more degradation.
And that's why I remember I remember reading about one scholar.
He went from Egypt to England. This is like in the 18th century. He said, I found Islam with no Moses.
I found this land with no sleeves.
So when people say, Well, how is it being a Muslim living in the West? I say, well, there's some ups and downs to that. I mean, the downside is yes, there is fitna there is corruption, there is immorality. But why is it that we think of homosexuality as being the ultimate top of corruption or you know, fornication or something like that? They are bad, they are evil, there is no doubt they're terrible sins.
But are they as bad as injustice and tyranny and oppression?
And the type of corruption that we find
in the lands of the Muslims?
It's funny sometimes how do we judge things? I don't I'm not quite sure what scales we are using.
One of the scales that we use,
what are the principles that are important?
This is the condition brothers and sisters that we find ourselves in. But
we should never ever give up hope.
We should never give up hope we should never stop trying. We should never despair of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the place to start
is with yourself.
The place to start is with yourself. Some people are going to come to you they are going to come to you. It's going to happen. I most of you, I know. You've heard
About now, Mahajan. Thank you. They were on the news, right? They held a conference, the Magnificent 19 talking about suicide bombers and stuff. They're coming your way I heard already the magazines being distributed, okay, and having another send some good things.
They're reminding the Muslims that we need to re establish the
the Muslim should be united under one roof that is true. That is what we hope for. They're reminding us that we need to establish the horrible law that is true. That is what we want. And that's what we should seek. But it's not going to come about through emotion, it's not going to come about through emotion. It's not going to come about through some political sloganeering. It's not going to come through conferences, the Magnificent 19, it's not going to come you're not going to get get off and just say get off, get off, get off, get off and going around saying a million times it's going to happen.
It's hard work.
It's hard work. Changing the world is a lot of hard work.
It means striving, it means struggling, it means giving up your money and giving up your time.
It means giving up your conflicts.
That's what it means.
It means leaving your comfort zone, it means you're going to be insulted, I'm going to be attacked and you're going to be accused of being all sorts of things, whether
they make your life a little bit more uncomfortable. That's the facts. Nothing is gonna happen until you sacrifice.
Nothing is going to change until you work hard to make things change.
When you take a step towards Allah, Allah takes so many steps you go to a lot of head span a lot comes to you and
you take a step to a level of
Allah comes to you at speed.
This is the beauty of the blessing, but you have to make the effort brothers and sisters.
There's no you sitting there crying, and then you don't do anything. And our problem is, we always jump from one extreme to the other. One day we're sitting down the next day. By flying airplanes, we're building up going down killing women and children.
One extreme or the other.
And you know, either of them the extremes of laziness, in my opinion, the slipstream of laziness,
and a lack of understanding and vision.
That's what it is.
The real sacrifices, the one you have to make every day, every day, every minute, day in and day out. Again, And again. And again. It can be tedious, even boring, sometimes.
That's a sacrifice.
People want to be marching themselves up and die. That's not how the Prophet and his companions understood what Jihad and martyrdom was. It's not.
You can't kill yourself.
That is not to die.
The real struggle, and it's slow and tedious and hard. And it starts with reforming your parents and reforming yourself to make yourself someone who is doing something for the sake of a loss.
Only for the sake
not because you want to be known, but because you want to be famous.
Because you're doing it for a loss.
And that's where it all starts sincerity. You know how difficult that is? How often have you even thought about sincerity, doing something only and purely and completely for the pleasure of Allah? Because if we want to talk about crying, let's talk about the crime in the help file. The claim is so much that they run out of water. The eyes really start to cry a lot.
They started to cry, and you will be able to sail ships on the rivers of blood that cry by the people in the hellfire.
That's the crime. That's the real crime.
The Sahaba used to cry for their sins. They used to cry for their sins.
They start crying
Think about that sense.
We should be more afraid of our brothers and sisters than our enemies, more afraid of ourselves that our enemies.
This is the hard work. This is what we shy away from
learning the deal, getting knowledge, I'm sorry to say, but it's very limited the amount of knowledge you're going to get from me or listening to my tapes. That's the truth. I'm not saying don't come to my lectures, I'm not really in any way a scholar, you know what I'm I'm not a motivator.
I try my best to study about what I did. The information I try to pass on, I try to get it from people of knowledge, but I'm a motivator, but you're not going to get knowledge from me. You don't knowledge what it is. It's sitting and learning and study like you do at university.
Imagine all the brothers and sisters studying so hard at university spending the same amount of effort studying that the
things will be different.
University, I took too many university students, I said brothers and sisters in the university come true about 90% of what you learn in university, you will never use again in your life.
And you want to university, you know, ask yourself that, is it true or not about 90% of what you're going to see and learn you will never use again in your life, three years 90% of it is of no real use of tool. You get a piece of paper that manages to qualify you for something supposedly, but at the end of it, what is it? What have you really got
the fact that you are doing those things means you've got knowledge and intelligence and capability. But if you apply that to learning about a lot is
100% of that and shadow will be valuable to you for the rest of your life. If not you someone else.
But everyone wants to become a doctor. Now if you're a doctor, that's it, you can get it you don't know.
But he's doctor.
So this is the condition brothers and sisters, this is the state of the oma, this is the condition in which we find ourselves in.
And if we want to see a difference, we want to see a change. Brothers and sisters, you have to start with yourself. You have to start with yourself, and you have to start with your family. And we'd have to make that efforts
in Sharla, and we hope we will have less crying for that woman, we will see that once again this nation will be establishing justice and truth. enjoying what is right for getting good is wrong. The Muslims once again will be a light to the world. As we were in the past, a source of guidance and inspiration and civilization as we weren't in the past.
Just like anything you want to you have to work for. You have to work hard for
to guide us to all that is good for us in this life.
Brothers and sisters do my best to answer these questions. We got a lot of questions. I don't see how we're going to be able to answer all of them.
But I've chosen and I'm going to start with the ones that are most important. So in fact, the first question,
which is the most important question that anyone has asked today
is how do people disbelievers prey to stars instead of Allah?
It's most important because dealing with the topic of should.
This is actually a very good question and it reminds me of
a narration where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was reciting some of the verses from Hamilton Island
concerning that the Jews and the Christians have taken the priests and the rabbis as Lords besides Allah.
And when one of the Sahaba who used to be a Christian, he said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, O Messenger of Allah.
We didn't use to worship them.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, didn't they make halau for you was Allah made how long and you accepted it?
And didn't they make haram for you what Allah made Allah and you accepted it is it used to be that
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that was your worship of them.
So it's interesting how this Sahaba heard the verses of the Quran that they have taken priests and rabbis as well as beside a lot, immediately he was thinking that they prayed to them, or pressuring them or suffocating them, you used to do that.
But this shows the great depth and the great extent of what is shown.
What it means to make someone a lord, besides Allah, if you believe that someone has the right to make Hello for you was Allah has made her wrong, and to make her wrong for you.
And you believe that they have the right to do that, and you accept that from them, you have made them a god.
And you have washed them. And you believe that they have some power, the only power that right,
because no one has the power or the right to say. I mean, they can say it, but they don't have the right to
they don't have the knowledge. They have claimed, in fact, equality with Allah, saying this is Hello. And this is how wrong
and opposing Allah
and knowing that they are opposing Allah, that they have claimed equality with Allah, so whoever believes that person and follows that person has made sure
that applies to any man
to remove it,
to your parents, to your husband's,
to your boss, to your government. No one has the rights to claim that something that Allah has made have is haram. And to say that something that Allah has made hard on is Allah And whoever claims that and does that with knowledge and knowing it,
then this is clear. And whoever accepts that from them.
Why therefore is believing in stars?
Because the person who believes in the stars believes that the influence of a certain star is what causes something to happen.
So I met this very handsome very gorgeous, you know,
I mentioned this very, very handsome, thoughtful stranger. Yeah, as they said they were gonna it was in the stars, it was in the thing he said, This week, you're going to meet some handsome doctor stranger. I mean, like quite a few handsome tall, dark strangers walking around. But anyway, you know, and then you think oh, and it was due to the fact that I'm a Virgo and Pisces was in the ascension over the Capricorn and due to the influence of those stars, these things happen to me.
That means you actually believe that the stars have some power that only
because your destiny in fact, and what is written for you is written by Allah subhanho wa Taala not by distance. So therefore if you believe the stars have that power, you will believe in the stars have a power that only Allah has that issue.
So the next question is also the next most important question is to do with the tamila.
Okay, or they call it Toby's.
And that's what most of the Muslims in England that's from the Indian
twins, but to me, it's the charms.
So someone is asking is placing the core n or a prayer on the mirror of of one's car or in the glove box considered as short? As I have seen this been done by some non practicing Muslims?
This is a good question.
Now the most strict opinion, which is the opinion of Abdullah
he considers it to be weak.
Even if it's with kurama he still considers it to be should.
Any Tolima, any charm, anything you have in your car in your house.
on yourself, and you believe that this thing is going to move of evil or bring to you good fortune than it is should.
This opinion of Abdullah
However, other than the competitors said
that the Quran is the speech of Allah and the speech of Allah is uncreated.
Therefore it is one of his attributes.
The Quran is not created is uncreated. It is the uncreated speech of Allah. So if you believe that it is the core and that is protecting you, when they say this is not sure, because it is the same as believing that Allah is protecting. But however, if your faith and your trust is in that thing, ie in the paper, or in the chart itself,
not you don't believe it's the verses of Allah protecting you is the speech of others protecting you, but you believe the charm itself is protecting you, there is no difference at all that this is.
However, the even the, the the Sahaba, who considered this to not be sure, did not acknowledge it as a practice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and they used to consider this to be a bit of innovation.
And not something that was told by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This is not the way that the Qur'an was taught to be used by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yes, there are a headache. that talks about for example, reciting, and that is reciting either takushi, or making some certain at certain times of the day, and certain times of the night, if you do this, then you'll be protected from harm and so on and so forth. And there is a large number of verses of plan and so forth from the sooner that by reciting them, they will benefit you, but that is when reciting them, not for writing them and hanging them in your car.
So this is not an authorized practice of the Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and his companions, at the very worst is a shift. And the least it is bizarre and it is a very serious thing, it's not a small thing, it's a very seriously
even if someone hands the Quran just for decoration,
then the correct opinion is that Allah did not reveal the color and to be used for decoration.
Allah did not reveal the color and to be used for decoration. And this is a type of dishonouring the book of Allah and you just use it to decorate things.
This is really not respecting the look of a law to respecting the book of Allah means to read it to recite it and to act upon it.
However, if you have some verses, or some go on your car or in your house, and the purpose of that is to teach you or to remind you, then that is permissible. So for example, some people might put the dua on the door for when you enter the house. So this is to help them learn to remind them to save or to put the dog on the inside of the door when you step out of the house to remind to remind you of that and so on and so forth. So it's okay to do that.
Okay, next question.
How can we you might if we are divided into many sects,
that is a very good question.
Allah subhana wa Tada. He said
the testing will be happy.
This is a very important I find very many people talk about unity and brothers we need to find sisters we need to like Allah says the testing will be engineer.
Well, that's true. And they use this a lot. However, let us move to the consumer of this.
First of all US Canada Alyss potassium will be the hub Neela What's that? What is the rope?
What is it? Because Allah is telling us to unite on something Allah didn't just say you likes
just unites No, Allah said fantastic.
Unite onto the rope of Allah holy
According to the rope of Allah, so what we want to know
is what is this rope of Allah?
Because unity is based on that. Nothing else
and the rope of Allah as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, because the first way we should make the Tafseer of the Quran is of course biochar and also by what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said his Sunnah is in fact a type of Tafseer a living example an explanation for and this is what Allah Subhana Allah Himself mentioned about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the meaning of it is that we wrote We have revealed the book to you Mohammed and we made you the one to explain it so Allah somehow to Allah He appointed in the Quran, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be the one who explains.
So therefore, the sooner is a type of explanation for the parameter for answers prayer, but it does not teach us the details of how to pray.
It does not tell us what is America how many America we should pray, for magnet for Asia, for Funchal for Google, should we recycle and quietly or loudly that Russia is not there in the corner? And how many? How many?
How should it be? It's not
we only know that from the
soul the soul is absolutely vital in understanding the climate. So a person who denies the soma has in fact denied the core and is without doubt or disbelief.
So this is the relationship between the soma undergrad and the heavy is where generally the heading is where the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam has been preserved
in the authentic honey, so potassium would have been awarded the so not what has the perfect described the rope of Allah, the rope of Allah as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said is the book of Allah, which is suspended between the heavens so heavily that the rope Allah is the gift of Allah. And the book of Allah, as we just explained, is explained by the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, anyone who believes in Allah's book must believe in the soul of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam. If you claim you don't follow the Sunnah, and you don't believe in the Hadith, you do not believe in the Quran, and
you do not believe in it.
And who the people who understood the some of the best and in fact, a lot he mentioned in the core, and also the meaning of which is that whoever contends with the messenger
and chooses a path other than the path of the believers, that alone will leave that in the path they have chosen and land them in hell.
refuge. And it's very interesting that Allah subhanaw taala he did not only say, whoever contends with the messenger and he left it know Allah subhanaw taala said, it will be enough to say whoever contends with the prophet will put him in hell. But Allah said no will ever contend to the messenger and chooses a civilian who chooses upon
the path of the believers, then Allah subhanaw taala he will leave them in that they have chosen to leave them and then we'll go to help and that's an evil refuge. And this is also understood by what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, in authentic narrations. When you mentioned in different ways that how am I oma will divide into many different groups of the 72 or 736. All of them will be in the Hellfire except one and different generations the companions asked. The durations are slightly different, but they asked Who is that one who is the one that has saved focus in Java, and in some of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, they are the giraffe.
In another narration, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that which I am my companions.
So the Prophet mentioned that I wish I might have companions upon this, then, is another thing that Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned. So the companions his companions were the people who the Prophet identified as being the people who were saved, the ones who follow the Prophet and the companions, that is the Seville of the woman.
This is the people who are saved, these are the group that is the sacred of the critical terminology. And they also the Dyson monsoon on the ad, because they are the people that upon the truth upon what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam calls upon
Unity? That's a very good question. This is the real questions.
Any type of unity is good, really,
even if it is superficially, it has some benefits.
But the truth is brothers and sisters, that a unity that is not based upon holding on to the rope of Allah Quran. And by necessity, the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, by necessity, the understanding of the people who understood the best companions,
that unity that is not based upon that will not really ever be unity.
It will not ever really be unity.
And this is a very essential point, that for the Muslims to unite, we have to unite our understanding, if we're not ready to go back to the book of Allah, and we're not ready to make a law, a judge in all disputes between us, if we're not ready to make the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a judge in the disputes between us. And we do that by referring to the program, and by referring to the profits of the long running facility. But if we're the type of people that when we know about his message and said something, but we say, Well, my chef said, or my parents said, or my friend said, or my government said, or my knifes said,
How will you ever be united?
And how if we're more united, will we ever be successful? As a nation? As a nation, we may be successful individually, but as a nation.
So this is a very good question. So how do we unite? Well, the first step that we use, is we agree, we agree as our principal as our foundation, as our method that we go back to the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet, and then to the understanding of those people who are closest to the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, the Sahaba and then those who follow them and those who follow them, and these people, they are the the people, the pious predecessors, the people who are very close to the sumo bustle along with a very close to the village of the prophets.
This is the realest
and it doesn't take any one of
a momentous proportions of intelligence to understand that.
People talk about Islam, traditional Islam,
Lebanese, this, you know, whatever they talk about our Islam, moderate Islam, extreme Islam, this Islam that Islam every type of Islam, but there is only one type of Islam.
That is the Islam that was followed by the prophets.
And his dependents is very simple. Asked about anything, did you find the Prophet and his companions doing it? If they did it? How did it become part of our religion?
If the Prophet and his companions didn't do it, how exactly did it become part of the religion?
Because Allah did not reveal a new book. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam died, his heart is the seal of the prophets. No more revelation is coming down. No, no guidance is coming down to teach us how to make
no details of al Qaeda is going to come down. So if we're going to say this is what the Muslim should believe, and we don't find that
taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam we didn't find his companions understood it that way. When did you get that understanding from
Did you bring bring it to you? Because if that's what you claim, you're not a Muslim.
diocese that so that is
that's what we need to go back to. Because they were the people to whom Allah gave victory. And he gave them victory because
because they were far from the citizens, and they were close to Allah, and they obeyed the law. they obeyed his messenger.
So this is what we need to do roses. sounds simple, but my God, some of my experience, how difficult it is. I find it constantly frustrating that I you know, I have yet to find anyone who can bring me any type of convincing arguments, or even a discussion that makes any sense that says anything different from what I've said.
And I've heard that I've listened to them.
And they don't make any sense to me.
And unfortunately, I see people leaving this beautiful
clear message to all sorts of other things. I know they've got reasons for it, they've got issues with me some of the brothers
and sisters who claim to follow that way. But claiming to follow it is not the issue
is whether you do, that's what's important.
So, as far as I'm concerned, this is very clear, it is as clear as day.
You mentioned from the profits and the losses, I've left you upon the clear, straight part, it's like is like insane, and no one deviates, except no one is going to deviate from it, except that he's destroyed.
It's very clear, Islam is clear. We all know that our image, easy to remember, but Allah actually also said in the same ayah, that it's easy to understand.
So Islam, brothers and sisters is not a big mystery. There may be some issues about it, some deep issues, inheritance, divorce, some aspects of that yet true, most of us we can't, you know, grasp it. That's true. But most of Islam is simple and easy and uncomplicated for hundreds.
This is one of the beautiful things about this religion. We don't need to make if you want something complicated in your life, study, you know, rocket science or something, you know, why do you have to make the sound complicated.
But some people feel that I noticed this about something, they feel that this simple thing, it's we need something more sophisticated. Or we need to make it more intellectual and sophisticated champion a bit of philosophy and logic, you know, things that you know, and then you get this sort of thing when you're about the people really because you know, you don't really understand.
It's not like that was never like that.
Okay, so all of your questions are local questions, brothers and sisters, and, you know, it's gonna be we're gonna see how many we can get through.
Okay, it's a very good question. important question, brother, as you mentioned that Allah likes the people with justice.
Who do you mean by that? If they are too far, then would they go to heaven? So very good question.
What I meant by this is that
there are certain things a certain way that Allah subhanaw taala has created the world. There's a certain way that Allah has created the world, not only in terms of the stars, and the trees and the birds and the animals and the seas, that's part of creation, but we human beings, a part of creation, and our social interaction. Our societies are part of Allah's creation.
And there is a certain way that exists in Allah subhanaw taala has a certain way. For example, Allah created everything in Paris.
That's a way that Allah has put in his creation. At the end the human interaction in the affairs that govern the generality of human beings in groups, Allah gives success to nations and people that have amongst and established amongst them so justice.
This is something different from them being believers or disbelievers, but in their dealings with each other. This is different from the dealings with Allah subhanaw taala. Yes, you know that they are the rights of a lot of the rights of the creation. Yes.
They're different things, although they connected in a way but they have a separate spirit.
You may find someone who gives the rights to Allah subhanaw taala for example, the man who killed it
was from the bridge.
They when they killed actually been told
when they killed him.
They they said to him, they said to the man, what they were discussing, what are we gonna do? What are we gonna do with him? Are we gonna kill him? Let's chop his hands off. Let's crucify him. Let's, you know, gouge his eyes out. They were really thinking what are they gonna do with this man because they were so angry. And the man said, do anything you want. Just don't cut my tongue. Because with my tongue, I'm making a lot of 24 hours a day.
This is the man who killed one of the photos.
So he's making a lot yet when it comes to the creation
He is murdering one of the qualified.
There are people like that.
They pray they fast. But when it comes to the human beings, they cheat, they steal.
They don't give them their rights. They beat their wives
do justice and tyranny to their families. And there are some people, you know, they have big beards and turbans and all the rest.
But not every woman with hijab is good.
The prophets of Allah
was asked about a woman, she prays and she fasts,
extra presence, she prayed, she passed during the day, and she prays during the night, but
she loves her neighbors with her tongue.
Some said she is one of the people.
You see. So you can pray and you can fast, but you're hurting the people with your tongue. So we could be Muslims. We go to the mosque, we pray, we fast.
But we live and we cheat.
And we do injustice. And we accept bribery and interest. And we do this and we do that. And we spread corruption and we sell alcohol and pornographic magazines and cigarettes. And and sound familiar.
So why would Allah give us anything?
So this is the issue. There are people who do justice.
They may not be believers, but amongst the human beings and amongst each other, they do justice. Whatever their motivations is, Allah knows best. Maybe they just figure it out. Some people do they figure out that this is the best way to live. It's the most happy way to live. If we do that, then we're gonna have a happy society. So they figured it out good for them in the dunya it's gonna be good for them. Yes. But of course,
in the life to come. The thing that is most important is your Eman.
Because the people who made shift with Allah will never go to Paradise ever. It doesn't matter how Justin wha how much charity they give, how many people they helped if they made sure they will not go to Paradise and the Hellfire will be the eternal abode. And the true believer, the person who had really Amman, even if they did injustice to the human beings, they will be punished in the hellfire. Yes, but they will eventually be taken out. And someone asked a question that they thought that our randomly take some people out of the Hellfire Allah does not randomly take people out what Allah subhanaw taala will take some people out of the Hellfire will have done no good deeds, that is true.
They have done the good deeds, but they are still people who had some, you know, take the profits and a handful of those people out of the Health Fund. But that is based on our justice and his knowledge, not some random process.
Not a correct thought to have about a month.
So I hope you understand what I'm talking about his issue of justice. This has to do with the interaction between the human beings, the way that Allah makes it and the way that Allah has made society, that if you practice justice, and you practice honesty, and you practice truth alone will make your affairs and your society successful, even if you're
even if you're performing.
And if you don't practice those things, our ultimate you will taste failure. Even if you are a believer.
This is the way that Allah has made the creation. Yeah, I hope that's clear. That's not something to do with whether they're going to go to Paradise or not. It's a different issue.
Okay, now, we've got a lot of questions about suicide bombers. Okay, fair enough. Fair enough. I mentioned something about it. I gave a lecture last year, a year and a half ago, and someone mentioned that some of the brothers were upset. Brothers and sisters, I talked about emotions. We talked about emotions, there's no need to be emotional about things. Where are you going to get with emotions?
Why should you be upset? About what?
What is there to be upset about? I don't know. Exactly. Okay.
So the question about suicide bombings
I mentioned last time, and I mentioned this time again, what are the opinion of the scholars about suicide bombings? That's all I'm entitled to do. To tell you what the scholars say that people are entitled to pass
Okay, people have knowledge Not you, not me. I don't think hammer is okay. Or islamic jihad. You know, someone who gives fatwa has to be really a scholar. Really a scholar, not an Islamic school a thinker. He has to be someone who studied the deen in depth to get Foxwell, what do you need? You need at least to memorize the Book of Allah subhanaw taala. All most of us, you know, have to know that Arabic language was not Lebanese slang or Egyptian or whatever.
You have to study assume you have to know and memorize Mm hmm. was asked about a man who's memorized 1000? Does it can he get?
How about 20,000?
About 50,000? Maybe?
So at least a person must know the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they must also know what is di E. I want to start here. And if they don't know that knowledge, they must be able to know how do you access that knowledge? This is the minimum requirement to be a multi, anyone who is called goes around being equal. And people think he's a multi check to see if he's got these qualifications first. If he doesn't, it's not right. It's not got the capability to issue control.
So that's the first thing. So what have the people who have that capability? What have they said? There are two opinions I've said this before. So we're just mentioned if you could check the tape, it's was called
something the present crisis or something that was present crisis. We talked about this was here in Sydney, I gave the talk not in this room. But I think the time.
Okay, we asked this question the opinions, there are two opinions, the first opinion is very clear that it is hot wrong.
It is hard
for a person to strap and explosive on themselves and to kill anybody, even if it is soldiers.
That this is haram and this is suicide.
Why do they say that? They say that because both use the same evidence. They point to in the time of the Prophet we have clear examples with Sahaba went into the thick of the enemy, one man fighting against hundreds and hundreds. And they said, Well, that's like suicide,
you're going in and you're fighting against, and there's no way you're going to come out with that you're going to die. There was another one example. This is after the Prophet, a one Sahaba, who was by himself trying to attack the walls of Constantinople and they poured hot oil over him and he was killed. And the people said he they quoted the verse of the Quran, he put his hand his own destruction.
And the problem is that no, this was not revealed about that. This verse was revealed about people who started to build bones on their houses and get happy with agriculture, and left jihad. They are the ones who destroyed themselves, they injured, they destroyed themselves by getting in the dunya. And leaving struggling.
This is what it means putting your hands on disruption.
This is what it means putting your hands on disruption.
So they say anyway, they use this as an evidence to say, look, you can fight against enemy but the scholars have said it's Haram. And it's suicide, they said, but these people did not kill themselves. They were killed by the enemy. They went to fight against the enemy, and they were killed by the enemy. They didn't kill themselves. They were killed. When a suicide bomber goes, the suicide bomber blows himself up. It's a big difference. That's what they say.
Okay, the others say there is a difference. And the difference is the method of fighting warfare these days.
And that is the difference. Now this is a no this is a sign of despair, if you despair, and you think this is the only way that I can fight by blowing myself up. It's a type of despair and you have despair that I was going to find a way to do it.
So this is something about which there is difference of opinion amongst the scholars. But what the scholars have not differ about at all is number one, killing women and children.
That is not allowed.
about a tool is that if you keep yourself out of this bag, you've had enough of life. I don't, you know, whatever. My life is so hard and and this was this is what happened to a man. In the time of the Prophet. He killed himself. He will he
was wounded and he was suffering from so much pain, he killed himself and about this map and this man was fighting jihad.
He killed himself.
Okay, and he was killing him. So he killed himself and the prophets of Allah said that
he took his life
in fact that people used to think he was so good they weren't following him on one saw the action when following him because they used to think he was the best sponsor. And the Prophet said he's gonna help. So once
he killed himself
and he did this out of despair. So there's no doubt that killing yourself out of despair is going to send you to hell to paradise and you're killing yourself and you're fighting even Jihad without even killing yourself when you just go to my job to show off. I want everyone to see how brave I am.
I'm the brave man, my everyone will be proud of me to see how brave I am. I'm a monster and I'm gonna go and kill myself and I will have honor for myself for my family
will be dragged on his face to the Hellfire because that's what the prophet said the first people to be born in front of Allah subhanaw taala and the promises are mentioned is a man who for jihad in the path of Allah