Abdur Raheem Green – Serviving In The West
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Allah Allah, Allah.
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Cola, cola. And now
we begin by praising Allah, you praise Him we seek His help and we ask his forgiveness. We seek refuge with ALLAH, 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 an anti guide.
And I testify that Allah alone is worthy of worship, and that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he is the servant of Allah, and his final messenger.
After that the best speech is the book of Allah. And the best guidance is the guidance of Mohammed sallallahu, Aileen
and the worst of all the affairs of those matters that have been newly introduced into the religion.
And all of the newly introduced matters in the religion of Islam are innovations with
and all of the innovations are misguidance.
All of the misguidance is going astray and all going astray is in the fire.
Sol La Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam
narrated to us and mentioned the case
of a good sitting companion, and an evil companion,
a good friend, and a bad friend.
And he gave an example a similitude. An example
that the example of a good companion
is the example of the perfume cellar.
If one of us was to live, and to stay in the house, of a perfume cellar,
even if we did not buy some perfume from that man,
we would still come smelling from his house of perfume.
And the example of an evil companion
is that of the blacksmith.
So if you stay in the house of the blacksmith, even if the blacksmith does not drop on your clothes, some coal or some fire and burn you
then most certainly you will come
smelling of smoke.
This my brothers and sisters in Islam May Allah Subhana Allah have mercy upon you is an observed fact of human behavior.
The people who you mix with
the the people who you take as your companions,
the environment that surrounds you,
will influence you, and will affect you without a doubt.
This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that every child
is born upon the fitrah the natural disposition and the natural inclination to be good and to worship Allah
but the share team, the devils amongst mankind in the Djinn
or their parents
made them a Jew or a Christian or a fire worshiper.
So the natural condition of the human being
is to be inclined
to worship Allah subhanaw taala alone.
But the environment
and causes someone to actually be the opposite.
To make sure work with Allah, to set up rivals to Allah,
which is the greatest oppression, the greatest wrongdoing and the greatest tyranny.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned us, be careful who you take as your friend
because you will take your deen
from your friend, you will take your religion you will take your way of life from your friend.
And this is one of the reasons why Allah subhanho wa Taala he has warned us
in his book
do not take
as your own layer.
Do not take the disbelievers as yours.
Do not take the Jews and the Christians or the mushrikeen as you always
do not prefer them to the believers do not prefer their company to the company of the believers. Do not take them as your and what is the word Alia What does it mean?
It has a meaning of friendship, close friendship.
It has the meaning of your advisor you will protect
the Olia your Wali, that is the one who you go to you seek protection from you seek help from you seek aid from you seek advice from
when you have a problem. It is the one who is your intimate friend and your protector from whom you seek advice.
The one who is close to you and you are close to them.
And Allah has forbidden.
The Muslim the believer from taking the unbeliever, as their only
ally has forbidden us from having that relationship with the unbelievers, whether it is us individually as individuals, or as nations
or as nations.
It is extraordinary to find how
many of the Muslim nations boast
how America they are our holier our allies, our friends, how Britain, France, Germany, and Australia
and other countries. They are our friends and our allies.
And in fact they will state their immunity and hatred for their own Muslim brothers
and they will state their friendship
for the disbelievers
whereas in fact, my brothers and sisters in Islam
after the issue of tawheed and shook
after the issue of Tahitian shook
which is the most widely discussed topic in the Quran.
Most verses in the Quran the greatest number of verses in the Quran could deal with the topic of tawheed and
that's why the prophets
Allahu alayhi wa sallam said about Sula, alas, it is one third of the Quran.
The next most widely discussed topic in the Quran
and that has the most number of verses dedicated to it after the issue of tawheed and shirk is the issue of Allah and Bara, the issue of who we should be allied to and who we should be at enmity with
who our friends and who are our enemies.
when you look at the state of the Muslims, you will see that if they are ignorant about toe hidden shark, it is not surprising to find the ignorant about the issue of water.
It's not surprising to find that they are also ignorant about the issue of who our true allies and who our true enemies.
And there is a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam where he heard what he saw and listened to one companion praying in the first Raka this companion recited sorbitol airfloss.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, this is one who knows his Lord.
This is one who knows his Lord. And in the second Raka he recited
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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, this is one who knows his Deen
This is one who knows his Dean.
This is one who knows his religion.
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this is one who understands his Deen
because the basis of Islam is that it is the only Deen and the only religion The only way of life that is acceptable to Allah subhanho wa Taala
in Diener in the line Islam verily the deen the way of life, the religion with Allah is Islam. It is the only way of life acceptable to Allah. And whoever chooses another way of life another religion, it will never be accepted from them, and in the next life, they will be from the losers they will be from the eternal inhabitants of hellfire.
So it is impossible
for a Muslim to believe
in the unity of religions.
Indeed, whoever claims that the Jew and the Christian are our brethren in faith has without doubt
made a statement of clear cover
of clear rejection of the most basic verses of the Quran.
They have rejected the statement of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And they have not understood this Deen
why and what is the wisdom therefore
of Allah prohibiting us from taking the Jews and the Christians and the disbelievers and the Muslim spoon as our earlier
I was once asked this question
by some children
in Sri Lanka, in a Muslim school, and the Muslim school had some non Muslim teachers and I had to answer this question in front of all of them. It's quite delicate.
And then I thought
of an answer.
The person who is not a Muslim
And you will certainly find that there are non Muslims
who will love you.
And they will love you for being Muslims and they will respect your character, if it is good,
and your art and your job, if it is good
and they will be friendly towards you and kind towards you.
Without doubt you will find people like that.
And even if they are like that to you, and even if they truly love you, and respect you, and admire you,
if you take them as your only your friend and protector, that means that when you have a problem in your life
and you go and you seek advice, because from your friend, you seek advice, you sit to them, and you talk to them about your problems, yes.
How will they advise you?
From what source of information? And from what direction will they give you advice from?
Will it be from the book of Allah?
Will it be from what the prophet Mohammed Salah long while he was selling herself, will they advise you according to the ruling of the arlena
they do not know the book of Allah. And they do not know the sayings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam nor do they know the rulings of the dilemma.
So when they advise you, they will say, oh, Oprah Winfrey had some psychologists who said this and that.
And I saw on this TV show or I read in this book, or I said something here or there
or they will advise you from their opinion or their life experience.
So even if they love you and they intend Good for you, they will still lead you astray, they will lead you astray.
They will not guide you with the guidance
of Allah subhanaw taala
they will not guide you with the guidance of Islam.
They will guide you with their misguidance and that is what they are upon.
So if we as individuals take the unbelievers as our friends and companions and advisors, then Allah said in the Quran, that they will not fail to corrupt you, they will not fail to corrupt you.
Again we repeat it, they will not fail to corrupt you That means your corruption will be inevitable. If we as nations turn to America and to Europe, and to the west for advice and guidance, the economic or political or military or any other type of guidance and advice, they will not fail to corrupt us because their view of the world is different from ours. For them This world is the be all and end all.
For them This world is the purpose. This world is the other paradise. They have directed all of their efforts mentally, psychologically, even spiritually to trying to achieve the things of this world.
That is why the system the economic system is based upon the labor
because to them, all they see is the game that they can acquire in this world.
This is their viewpoint.
And why does the Quran What does the Quran tell us? About Libba
ally tells us that they say that the river is like trade. It's like the Jara river is like trade.
This is what they say. Only we are trading with money.
And really, if you think only from the worldly point of view,
you will see and that's what you will think it is like trade. I have some money I lend you some money because you are borrowing my money you should give me something back.
It doesn't seem to be irrational or illogical.
Only I am trading with money.
But what did Allah say? Allah He told us that Allah has forbidden Riba and he has allowed trade
He has forbidden it. It is evil because Allah has forbidden it.
And whoever deals in it, he will not stand in front of Allah except as one whom chez Tom has made Majnoon mad by his touch, he will stand like a possessed person, a babbling fool. Indeed, the one who indulges in the river has declared war on Allah and His Messenger war has declared war get more and you now own 25% Am I on 70% so I pay rent on that 25% This is the only way that I know there's a lot to get in lending. The only way that I know and I there are some hamdulillah Muslim banks that are doing this. Now, the only problem is you need a lot of deposit in the first place usually need 40% but you see things are coming they they are realizing now that Muslims they have money, they
have wealth, they have income. And for the banks or the lenders, this is a way of them doing business and it's halau So, you will find the sub and the way that is Hello will come but all the Muslims they say okay, we can all take a mortgage now we can all take labor, then they will not bother to try and make a hell out system for us. They want our business they want it
if we have suberb they will according to the needs of the market provide for the needs of the market. But if we say we have Mufti is giving fatwa left, right and center all over the place, the first one is halal and this and that, then there is no incentive now, for the banks and for the lenders to change their policies to make a halau system first. And the horombo perpetrate. And we keep supporting the Haram and we will keep supporting the evil system that exists.
This is the problem no Subhan. Allah tells us and we are not patient with the test. If we are patient alone, we'll find a way for us without that in England Alhamdulillah things are changing now. Things are changing.
because more and more people are becoming aware of their Deen and they are refusing to get involved in these things. So then they are now catering for us. So this is what I mean. But Allah test you, we need to have Subbu brother Alhamdulillah, and definitely alone, find a way.
Who's next? Who's next?
Who's the first one
pressurize the others to become honest.
And actually, there are many of the professors saying there are many ways in which
which do not ask us to do that, for example.
So I think there's no need for us to pressurize anybody. Because if we pressure
that they are trying to push to the people that the Muslims are troublemakers or even
Yes, at the end of the day.
That's not the issue. The issue is what does the year probably rather I'm not entering into an argument with you. If you ask me a question. I'm responding to your question.
If you want to go to this, it's easy for me to prove if anyone has knowledge that what I said is right.
Okay, for example, open behati, you will find the Hadees that if you find a Jew or a Christian walking down the street, push them to the side. This well known from what Omar Ibn Al Khattab and the whole of Russia used to implement that the Jew and Christian was not allowed to ride on a horse. When the Muslim is riding on the horse, they will have to walk. Allah He said in the Quran about the jizya that you that fight, the people of the book, Allah subhanaw taala said is in the Qur'an, fight the People of the Book and those who do not believe that what Allah has made lawful as lawful and what Allah has made unlawful, as lawful, until they pay the jizya and feel themselves subdued. The
purpose of the jizya is to make the Jew and the Christian know that they are inferior and subjugated to Islam. Okay, in the Muslim state, although the Jew and Christian is free to practice their religion, this is allowed, but they cannot display their cross. And even in the time of Oman, they were not allowed to re construct or construct new churches. All of this is to create an app
atmosphere, whether it is encouraging the people to come to Amman, Islam, not to remain upon Cofer and misguidance Yes, there is we do not force people. We do not say you must become Muslim or we kill you. That's not correct.
But it is from Islam to create an environment where people are pressurized and encouraged to be upon the path of heart. And we do not encourage people to be upon the way of God. Although the Shelia allows the Jew and the Christian to practice their religion in Islamic country, it does not encourage it does not encourage it. Okay. So these are a few examples. And what you said does not contradict what I said, when we are giving data you're talking about now. abdollah Sabine, irrevocable Hekmati will mount what is equity? What is hikma? hikma? If you look to the tafsir is the hikma is the wisdom the Quran and the Sunnah. This is the Hickman and the Mao a little Hashanah
is to tell them about the Hellfire and the paradise and the Day of Judgment. This is the power of the husband, and God alone. bility Arsenal is to argue with them with proofs from the logic and from the reason. This is actually describing the method of doubt. So we show them a lie. He says the messenger says, We tell them about the Hellfire, the paradise they have judgment, and we give them arguments from the action. All of this is the method that does not mean that even by definition, this verse is against you. Because Allah is telling Abdu Allah subhanaw taala that means you call we don't calling people is pressurizing them by the fact that we talk to them. And we are saying them
Islam is the truth. Here is what Allah said, this is the type of pressure, it's a type of pressure. But if you mean forcing them and you know, as you said, terrorism and that, no, of course not, this is not, we do not, you know, say become Muslim, or die or something like that, you know,
you know that, of course we agree with you 100%. It's not mean you force them. And what is pressure is defined by the poor angles, and the sooner you understand it is defined. So there is a limit, there is a limit to it. You know, it doesn't mean you know, without, you know, anything we can do get the guy and beat him up and say right, you become Muslim. Now, that's not allowed, you know, but we want to create an environment where it is encouraging people to be good. Otherwise, what is the Hadoop? Why is the dude why you chop the hand of the thief? Why you stone, the adulterant? adulterous to death?
Why do you chop the hand and the length of the one who commits violent you know why robbery and leave them to bleed to death for crucify them? All of this is to deter the people from being evil and committing evil. Why is the person who drinks alcohol, who's drunk, whipped at times in public? All of this is to deter the people from being evil. Why does the woman wear hijab?
This is to deter the, you know, evil of Haram, sexual intercourse, all of you find many things in the Sharia is to create the atmosphere, that people can be righteous, and it prevents them from doing the monkey. That's all I'm trying to say.
When you say the
Muslim should not take the
hamdulillah that's a very good question is a very, very good question. And I because I forgot to mention this in my two Jazakallah has very important.
The brother asked, Does that mean when you when almost monetarily tells us don't take the Jews and Christians are only that we can't deal with them at all? Absolutely. It does not mean that at all.
Indeed, Allah mentions that there is no harm or the meaning of what Allah mentions that there is no harm, that you treat them justly if you do not find them,
you know, violent against Islam or you know, if you find them not opposing Islam, there's no harm for you to treat them justly and kindly. In fact, no, it's the opposite as the brother jazak Allah he said, he quoted the Hadith about Abdul Allah. Rebecca
Hekmati, we'll move on with your deliverability
so what is our obligation towards them? It does not mean we can't be friendly with them.
to smile with them, to be good with them, to invite them food, to display to them good manners, and good, adapt and good a lot. So Pamela, do we have the best example in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. How about what
That Jewish woman used to throw rubbish on him, when he used the past by in the street everywhere, we all know the story of how the Jewish woman used to throw rubbish on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when used to come is in Mecca,
every day she would do it.
And then one day, the prophet SAW someone's walking and he realized that the usual delivery, you know, didn't didn't happen. So, he inquired out of concern
about the woman, the way she went in was something wrong with when she found out about this, she said
only the prophets have done this
because this is the Muslim we are concerned, we are concerned for the people
you know, this is our concern for them.
So, we you know, we are told not to be friends with the Jews and Christians become an emotion because they will corrupt us, if we take them as advisors as I already explained, they will not show us the guidance of Allah, they will give us their opinions or whatever. But that does not mean that we should not treat them kindly and be nice to them
and advise them and give them down and to display to them good character, no, the opposite. That's exactly how we should behave. That's exactly especially us living in this country. Because when I mentioned about the headache about pushing them to the side of the road, this is not for this place, the do not do that here. Please, that is not the way to understand the Hadith.
Okay, this is in the Muslim land, where Islam is established is dotted and stuff, if you behave like that, they will feel encouraged to become Muslim here, if you do that, you will start a fight.
And they will think What is this? Now, this is not the way to behave, he is the opposite. You have to be kind you have to give good character, you have to give them dour and, so inshallah to prevent them for that purpose,
to give that power to them, and that should be the need to give power to them, you know, or even to take some benefit in business is no problem handling, it's no problem to do that. So, inshallah Jazakallah for that very good and very important question, take two questions from
the question of
and little bits of advice for those who
cannot find comfort
about Muslim Unity we could obviously talk give a whole nother lecture about Muslim unity
you know, but anyway, unity is based upon hamdulillah
and Allah subhanaw taala told us for tassimo b hamdulillah. He Jimmy and wallet for coup hold them together to the rope of Allah and don't be divided the rope of Allah is the Quran which is explained by the Sunnah. Unity is upon that and everything which takes us away from that, whether it is your nation, nationalism is something in Islam, that is really wrong, and it is generally and to whoever calls to nationalism, they call to Jahangir and whoever fights for nationalism fights for Julian, and whoever dies fighting for it dies the death of Jahangir,
who whoever calls to it, then they call to the Hellfire they will be the inhabitants of the Hellfire as the prophet SAW Some said, even if they pray and fast and call themselves Muslim.
nationalism is something Haram. It divides the Muslims It is one of the inventions of shaitaan and he is one of the means that kofod have used to dis unite us and divide us. It is one of the most divisive philosophies that have ever been invented. And it is so sad to see the Muslim, so proud to be of this nation fighting for their nation calling for the nation.
This is one of the things that is divided us to the extent you see everywhere. Turkish mosque, Arab mosque, Bangladeshi mosque, Saudi mosque, Albanian mosque, Pakistani mosque, this mosque, everyone's got their own different mosque.
You know, and they're not it's not Masjid of Allah. Now it's Masjid Albania, Masjid, the Lebanon, Masjid turkey
Subhana Allah. And really, it's more than that, unfortunately, because you see the mat nationalism, really, obviously, sometimes.
This is something that has divided us. The other thing that is divided us is different sects and different groups. The Muslims have divided themselves into different religious sects,
diverting from what Allah
said the messenger has said,
and this is all haram and from Cofer and from following the ways of the kuffar.
Rather, we have to unite upon the book and the Sunnah. This is the revelation, Allah did not reveal Islam to the people who invented these sects. Allah revealed Islam to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it was best understood by the Sahaba. That is the Islam and that is the true Islam. The other thing that is divided us other groups as well, the parties and the groups, unfortunately, we see many people they try to make a group to, for Islam. Well, hamdulillah.
But you see very soon, it turns into my group, our brothers, our sisters, this is one of our brothers, this is one of our sisters, what's that supposed to mean? You mean, the other one is not your brother and not your sister. And really, you will find it's very strange, that if someone in your group or your Gemma is doing something bad,
and someone in the other group or other Jamaat is doing the same bad thing, you say stuff, look at that, look at them doing those things over there. But when your own person in your own group is doing it, you ignore it and overlook it.
Why is it more harm when they do it and less harm when someone in your group does it? This is the evil of his beer. This is also divided the Muslims. And this is something very, very sad, that we see Muslims also very busy and so occupied in attacking each other, instead of giving us see her and advising each other in a nice way that we should Muslims attacking each other. And even though there are so many non Muslims that we have to give Dharma to, as you pointed out, not to take as an enemy in the sense that, you know, we don't want to think like that. Exactly. But these are people that are sick, and they are misguided, you know, they need our help. This is how we should look at it. I
think, you know, there are people who need our help. So inshallah we were busy worshiping Allah, you know, then handler a lot of these problems would not happen. It's a beautiful segue. I want to finish with that. There's a saying of hustling bustling, as far as I remember saying.
He said that when the people get sick and tired of worshipping Allah, they turn to argumentation.
You know, so when you see the people arguing, arguing, arguing, really, you'll find these people they got fed up from Nevada.
They get fed up from the thing that will really change and reform the people. And now it's just too.
So, really, we should concentrate on being worshipers of our laws.
And we go
middle class is powerless
to make any rules, we have a majority of Muslims in Muslim country.
how would they go about?
So how do we go about
So how does he go?
the way is the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. If we look and we see our situation, we should not think that it is worse because the Prophet sallallahu ala was one man. And the people in Mecca who accepted Islam were very few. But the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has shown us the methodology of doing that is the life of the Prophet shows us how a few people who are strong upon their Deen can change a great and make a great change. So we should not necessarily always think in terms of numbers and how many people we need to think of quality. Not so much as quantity. And that's what we need to concentrate on. That's why I say it starts with you and starts with me. If
you want to change, the best place to start is with yourself. Start by changing yourself.
So we need to learn about Islam. The first thing is, we need to educate ourselves, we need to study the Quran, we need to study the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, we need to study the serum we need to study Islam.
When we do that, we will know how to worship Allah, then we put that into action meaning study is not only Oh, I know what these things now, but you must make the action yourself. And then you teach to your family, to your wife, to your children.
And then you teach to others who need. So the best thing to do in Sharla. And the best way to learn is not really only just by reading books to find someone who is highly, who is a scholar.
And we know that it's not many islands, but anyway, find someone who has more knowledge than you, or the most knowledgeable person you can and learn Islam benefit from them. Everybody can make mistakes, but you will benefit from the knowledge. And this is how an even if it is a little bit every day, or every week, or even every month. This is the way it's a little little hamdullah It seems to be long, long, long way.
But really, it is the short way it is the short way. It's the only way.
for those people who are unable to
educate thing is that the Sahaba most of them couldn't read and write.
Most of the Sahaba could not read and write, but they were the most knowledgeable and the most pious and the best of worshipers. And look, they're small numbers in 70 years they they conquered what most of the known world at that time. So the issue is not even reading and writing are what we call education. The education is to be knowing the deen of Allah subhanaw taala This is the way to know the deen to know the deen as it is taught by Allah subhanaw taala as a tool by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is what is important, you know, and this is what inshallah we have to return to inshallah