Honour Al Izzah
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Salatu was Salam ala Tim Manik, Milan Allah ferryhill Killa h marine Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sallam big Marine, we're back.
In today's lecture, as it's listed, I believe the name hasn't been changed. It's about honor and is an Islam and how we can find this is as Muslim dishonor as Muslims. And if you look into the verse and when Allah subhana wa tada says, bull*ting them when I feel Tina be anila Hamada been a Lima and lead in a toughie ronelle carefully in a holier I mean donate money in a better water and the homeowner is in his early law, he Jamia that Allah subhanho wa Taala said give glad tidings to the hypocrites, and this word Bashir give glad tidings. It comes in two ways and give glad tidings. And it usually was understood in English as what, as something that's good, but it comes Bashir in
Arabic language for something that's good. And that's the usual case. But every now and then it comes in when we're talking about a bad thing as well. So he said, to give them these tidings, we're glad they have
a terrible punishment.
And, though he said that he did he describe these people who will be given these hypocrites who will be given this extreme and harsh punishment in the hereafter. And he said they are the ones who have taken the coup far as earlier. They have made them the only one other than the believers. And they taken it as allies who for other than the believers, and they seek to them Alireza honor other than other than through Islam, and then also part of what Allah made it very clear at the end of the verse, but in the lead engineer, that barely all of the all of the honor is solely for Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. And if we look at this haba their implementation of this and we mentioned
several examples yesterday, we mentioned or maybe even am it will be a lot one. What do we mentioned him yesterday, I will see who was because I had last session yesterday. And at the end of shift commands. Listen, you guys would like this. When I came in you went even more down. So I don't know who was with me and who wasn't with me yesterday. We mentioned the story of Riviera Mohammed, where did he go? Tell somebody tell me the beginning of his story. And the back.
It was almost him I said, Muslim who is the leader of which army, the Persian army I sent. So we are early 70 some of you are awake with me as to him That's good. So now
ribbit amor, when he went and he went in with this isn't his honor, and poke the holes into his cart into their carpet. As you mentioned, we're not gonna go into depth in the story, as we did yesterday, in yesterday's lecture about the Sahaba. Also, we mentioned about those who are patient and the beginning of Islam, even though they were tortured and tour minutes. Give me example, some names, the famous Sahaba or tournament in Mecca. The letter of the law, one from the set from the women.
So maybe Allahu Allah, and also her husband.
Yes, it'll be a lot more than a symptom. Very good. Now, all of these others, but these are the some of them maybe the famous, famous who were tortured during this time. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he gave them permission to say kitty Metelkova, to say the word of disbelief in order to get out of this torture, but they refused to do it. Why? Because their heart had been filled with what this honor this is of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah. So even though they were allowed to say they refuse to say it, and they went through these hardships during that time, also, the story of Habib or baby when they have even Zaid, who is the messenger of the Messenger of
Allah sallallahu sallam, the one that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent to mussalam al Qaeda. And he sent him and he what
sent him to him to call him to Islam when he left Islam, to call him back to Islam. So as you know, we see through Islam, and it shows you that Islam is not something that's just a religion, Islam is a complete way of life, a complete system in government. Now, this other province was telling me he had diplomats who we would send out, he had ambassadors that he was sent out, and this was it like a diplomat. And as you know, when you go to a country as a diplomat, you have what? diplomatic, what immunity. So now he comes, and he's supposed to be safe. And this is well known during this time. He comes to him with a message from our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he's supposed
to be saved. Some will say, and I said to him, attach had an A Mohammedan rasulillah. Do you bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah? And he said, Nam? And I said, Mohammed, no, sir. Yes, I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. He said, Do you bear witness that I am the messenger of Allah. And he said, with all of the honor in his heart, he said, an LS man. I don't hear just to show them that what you're saying it's abnormal.
It's, I could I could care less what you're saying, I don't even hear you. And he kept saying it to him. He kept saying, I don't hear. So he came up to him. And I said, I'll see what you do now. So he said, he starts to what cut off his body parts. How it has started, didn't go into definition, did it cut off the finger first arc entire hand, but he cut off one of his body parts, let's say a finger or two. And he said, huh, now, I touch it. And then Mohammed rasulillah. Do you bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah? And he said, she said, under Mohammed Rosa, I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of law. He said, Do you bear witness that I'm the Messenger of Allah,
and he says, with all of the desert, and the irony is heart, I do not hear you. So it cuts off another body part and another, and it keeps telling him, Do you bear witness that I'm the messenger of a law, and he says, I do not hear until he died. Rob the law and his, his honor, his heart refused him to say this word, even though he could have said it. He gets a few fingers cut off, he could have said it and went home. But he is an honor he had in his heart, he refused to what bear witness to anybody other than the prophets, I send them would be the last messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Also, the story of Mirage, and more our two young men
in the Battle of butter, and as Abdullah said,
that he looked to his right side, and he saw a young man. And he looked to his left side, and he saw a young man. And this concerned him, because as you know, back in the day, if you were to get in a fight with swords, or what have you, or even today, if we were to get an F and fistfight, or Rumble, or what have you, the person next to you want somebody who's gonna who's gonna be big and strong. People that so you can protect yourself with them. Is anybody here from Turkey?
We have two brothers in Turkey. And now when I go to Hajj, the brothers from Turkey this was the older people, they use me as their fullback. And their their running back. So they come behind me and they put the forum and they push me in the front, because I can open up the way for them. I don't know I retired. I see like, some old guy from Turkey is pushing me in. I don't know. Cuz I guess you have a little bigger. So they pushed me through around the fullback as the blocker I wouldn't have to wait for them and they go where they want to go Mashallah. So now when people are in a battle, they want somebody who's big next to them. So any because if this guy gets taken out,
obviously, the next step for the person who killed him, he's gonna he's gonna come after you. So after I'm not even Oh, I'll be alone. And he was a little concerned.
He was a little concerned about about this. So he said then the estimate, my uncle or uncle, where's epogen? And he said to the wife asking about Abu Jen. He said, we heard that he slammed in our profit. So listen him, so we want to kill him. He's after that Colossus I relaxed. You know, he said, even though they were young, he said, I relaxed after this. And I said, That's him. And then they went, as you know, and they were able to what, Kyla Buddha Hill, their own of this oma during that war. Also, the story of Abdullayev and whatever, a semi robiola one, when he was taken
by the Romans as a prisoner of war, him in several of the Sahaba. So the king of the Romans, he sees now these Muslims where these Muslims come from, and now they're trying to conquer our lands and what have you, and they're fighting with us. So he wants to call this man to Christianity. So he said to him become a Christian. And he refused, obviously, and you rarely do find a Muslim, who will become a Christian, unless we mentioned like in the first lecture, if he wants something of the dunya. So now, this man, this habit of Allah and he refused, then he said to him, I will any he wants to want to entice him with the dunya he said to him, I will marry you, to my daughter, if you
become Christian. And I pay attention. This is not just okay. Sometimes somebody small, the king, usually marriage, what the most beautiful woman in the kingdom. That means what usually their their kids are also very beautiful. His daughter will be very beautiful, and somebody who's been taken care of from a young age, not somebody who's been scrubbing floors and working she's, she'll probably be a very beautiful young lady. And this he refuses, he refuses what that is the refuses to what except Christianity, he said, I'll give you a half of what I own. Imagine, the king of Rome, is giving him a half of what he owns, have all of what he owns just just to become Christian, to leave
Islam. And he said to him, will live by Allah, if you were to give me all of what you own, and all of what is in the world. I would not leave Islam a lot.
And then after this, they went to the next step, the torture, like we have today. And several prisons were what they will let you have food or drink in the head. He spent several days without food or drink and then when he became very thirsty and very hungry, they came to him and they put in front of him the zeal
and the Hummer, the the swine and the what the alcohol and is it permissible for us in this case we haven't eaten or drinking and several days for us to eat swine or drink alcohol and it will not to die. Is it permissible? It is all of us. We know this is Muslims and the law.
permissible, but he refused to drink it. And he refused to eat it. So I asked him, What did you eat or drink and you're in this in this state, he said, my religion, and he barely my religion permits me, in this case, to eat and to drink. But I refuse, because I didn't want to give you the pleasure of seeing me eat it and drink it. Look, look at that, man. Look at that, the honor. And then after this, they also hung him up, they like a cross and start to watch you arrows next to him. And then after that, they came to the last step, where they want a big pot of boiling copper, not water, copper, boiling copper, burning hot copper, and they brought one of the other prisoners of war of
the Sahaba. And they put him into it. Obviously, the only thing that comes down on the top is a few bones. And then they took him they want to throw him into it. And he starts to cry, there'll be a level and then the king said, Stop, don't throw him in. So now we got it. We've got it. Now he's crying, he's scared to die. So say what makes you cry? And he said, it's not the fear of death. He said, what makes me cry, is that I wish that I could have with every hair on my body, a soul that will be tortured like this in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. A lot. So this has this demand, realize, there's no way that this guy is going to any answer my my request to become a Christian. So
he said, Okay, I'll give you one last chance. He said, kiss my forehead, as you know, those who are from the east kissing the forehead is a sign of respect to either from elders, or to those who are in charge, you will have you have people who have status in society, as we do for our scholars, and in Arabia and other places. So now, and for mothers and parents, what have you. So now he said to him, kiss my forehead, and I will let you go
something small? And he said, No. He said, I will kiss your forehead, if you let me and all of the other Muslim prisoners of war go. So he said, it is and I'll let them go. So he came in, he kissed his head, and he let him and although he was true to his word, he let him and all the other Muslim prisoners of war go. And then when they went back to Medina at that time, does anybody know who the ruler of the Muslims was at the time? Oh, Grandpa Pablo Viola and, and he said when he heard the story, that it's the right of every Muslim to kiss the head of abdomen whoever. And I will start by doing it myself. So he got up on the wall and then he kissed the head or the forehead of Abdullah
woman talk about is about honor as oma and how to get it as an oma.
I also have a talk that I gave before about the path to victory and how to be victorious as oma and whether we talk about his victory. I found when I looked into it, that there are five basic principles that we need to implement as a as a nation. If we're going to be successful, if we're going to find we're going to find victory as Muslims. The first of this is that Allah subhana wa Tada. Now you might be at home, Hector, you lay your own RV unfussy him, then most of what Allah will not change that which is an ancient in a nation. And so they change that which is in themselves. So if we were to look at ourselves as Muslims today, and we see how we are, how far away
We are from our religion, and implementation of our religion, when it comes to dealing with people when it comes to lying and cheating, and Muslim nations when it comes to worshiping other than Allah subhanho wa Taala the people will come and shook in the Muslim world, the people innovate into the religion, you'll see that everything is backwards when you go to a Muslim country. And there is no system unfortunately. So now when we see this type of thing, we know that we'll never find as we never find, honor until we change this, first of all, from ourselves. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant us honor after this. Also,
like Oman photography, Allah who and as he said, in the new home, as in a law Ville, Islam, that we are a nation or people that Allah has given us honor through Islam, Fela Divina The Lady avellan a lot. So we look for honor and other than Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala will humiliate us. And if we look to all all throughout Islamic history when the Muslims were strong, when the Muslims had honored had respect throughout the world, what was the one reason they had this because they implement Islam, they made public of the Sharia, they implement the Sharia, they ruled by the Sharia and their lives. Their laws were Sharia, and their everyday life was Sharia. So they were
successful. And the day we live in today is the best example on that without even opening one book of history. The reason why we are so humiliated as an omen as Muslims today is because we have left our our what we have left our religion. And we see through this that we will never be successful. This is something this is something that Allah subhanaw taala has written on every Muslim country around the world, and every Muslim on the face of the earth, that we will never be successful. We will never have as an honor except when we hold firm to our religion implement our religion in our lives. Also, the third
thing, the third principle is that
the job and Emily anything when we answer something by implementation, it is actually stronger than the words. Because the Muslims today, they like to talk a lot. They talk a lot. You see a lojack bottle they say and they want to Mashallah they make riots and they go out. And if something happens throughout the Muslim world, you'll find that they come together and they go out and they make riots and they, they throw stuff and burn flags. And but when it comes to implementing their religion, they're so far away from that. And when a Muslim actually implements his religion, this is a stronger answer than going out and saying stuff with words. And I'll give an example of one of the
when he was going, I believe was to China, when he came to this area when they were going to conquer these lands. And they sent them what a message me on a piece of paper, the rule the rule of the other country, sent to them that if you come closer to our country, then we will do this and this and this with you. And he threatened him and
he could have threatened him back. And it could have been a battle of words. And then he CERN's sends back a third message and he sends the fourth and it becomes a battle of words if you do this if you do that. So the Muslim leader of the army that what he did, he took the message and he turned it over. Now this is a first of all it's an act of disrespect because as you know you're sending somebody who has status on the other side you're supposed to have a official piece of paper and your and your stamp or what have you. So he took it out. He took his pin and he wrote on the other side of it elgiva matara mela, Lisa machismo, that the answer is that what you see now what you that what
you hear? Because when you implement Islam, this is the best way for what to receive honor, we can say when go out and write in this. But when we implement our Islam when they see the Muslim man, holding firm to Islam, when it comes time for us to pray at work, we get up and pray. We don't see anything. What would they say about us if we if we pray, we'll pray later or we'll pray three prayers at home we go home to Subhanallah they see the Muslim woman she wears her hijab, and she is proud of who she is. She's proud she has honored to be a Muslim woman to be the servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala and she holds firm to that all of this inshallah is more powerful than words.
Also, we must realize that the future is for this religion. Even though we are going through a weak stage as oma, we realized as the promises that I'm promised in several bodies, that the future will be inshallah for this Deen. And also, we must mention, the fifth point or the fifth principle, when it comes to changing and being victorious and having honor as an oma is that we must always start with ourselves must always start with what ourselves and a lot of Muslims today, they look at the big picture about bringing back the lab and this and this is a very important thing Don't get me wrong it is that we have the the Khalifa of the Muslim oma and that is the module all of us go back
to we all go back to him and he's the ruler of all the Muslims. This is important. However, we must always start with ourselves. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes this clear in the Quran, when he says yeah, you know, poo, poo alikum narrow when he tells us Oh you who believe a protect yourself and your families from the hellfire. So we start with ourselves and then with our families, and then those who come closest to us after that. And I will tell you two interesting stories
about the people who focus on the big picture and don't focus on themselves.
One person who always talks about the coming back of the philosopher and the creeper, and the dole Islamia, the Islamic country and having an Islamic State.
He was a he actually had a PhD in Islamic Studies. But he was so busy with this big picture. He forgot the basis of Islam that he had studied.
And he went through Hajj with his wife.
And as he was doing Hajj, he was so busy with politics, that when his wife
started her menses, she started her monthly period. He didn't know what to do. He forgot. That's basic fifth, anybody who studied fit knows that when I heard this story, I was in the first year of the night of the Cooley of the college in Medina. I was the first year in the Arabic department and I know what to do. When I want to watch for my wife or their husband, her I know exactly what to do, because I studied it. And he studied it just like I studied, but what he means so so busy with politics that he forgot this, so panela so we had to go ask somebody who has a PhD in Islamic Studies, that's a shame.
Another person always talked about the Islamic State, the Islamic State, one of his students noticed that his wife doesn't wear hijab. And I'm talking about any doesn't wear hijab, not properly, do you have the what she brings out what they call like, a sample or in the front with a little you know, no, I mean, no hijab, no idea whatsoever, nothing on her head. So one of them said to him, he or she manana that you. You're calling us to Islamic State and important to establish an Islamic State, and your wife doesn't even wear hijab.
My name is Doris. And he said you know with oil and he's very convinced, he said if the Islamic State is established she will know her role so panela
as if Allah so so now we realize that you have to what you have to start with yourself first of all, and this is why we benefit and we gain from Shannon Benny Rahim Allah He used to always mentioned the statement of hasn't been around him Allah when he used to say Primo donated Islam via Palooza come up mohalla V or DICOM that implement the Islamic State first of all where in your heart and then Allah subhanho wa Taala will establish it on on the land or on Earth. So it's important now when we talk about establishing the Islamic State we establish Islam and what he's talking about Rahim Allah is establishing Islam in yourself first of all, and then look to what establishing it on
the earth. And then we want to go into now inshallah, then some of the means or the above are the ways that can help us inshallah find this Islam. And these were general principles we mentioned the five in the beginning, and everyone will have different reasons or ways that it can show it can help us The first of which is to make sure that we have pure and proper so heat and belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala because as a Muslim Omar unfortunately, a lot of different ideologies entered into Islam and made it impure. And where do we take I want someone to the young guys answer this question if you want to have proper so he probably even Ulsan Montana, where do we take it from?
Because I can I can bring all kinds of books now this guy he'll say this is the property of heat and other guys you know, this is the property and then I guess it doesn't matter he is the property. Where do we take the profits? Oh, he's from one of the young guys.
Now I'm asking about the three types of where do we take it from?
The Quran, Sunnah center, from where from the Quran and Sunnah, on the understanding of who
has the habit of the lion. They're the ones who, who with their prophecies that haven't heard from him, they're the ones who heard the Quran as it came down from Allah subhana wa Tada. So we take our VEDA, and our, all of our religion, from where from the Quran and from the sooner on the understanding of the Sahaba. And then,
and we see as if we would have the honor. And we see people who are worshipping other than last month Allah now. And yet when I became Muslim, this is one of the things that I mentioned yesterday, and what they call the data show the chitchat where in the interview we had with Jeff sorry, that one of the things that affected me as a non Muslim was the issue of to heat. However, when I went to
a non Muslim country, and I found that they had graves that they worshiped, that they make Bluff, I mean, they go and make what I've seen is myself the nipple door, and then a glove seven times next to the cabin, they pray to records to the grave, and they slaughter in the name of the sheriff and the grave.
And I thought to myself, and as a Christian Before, we used to say, Oh, Jesus. So that's what they say. And these people now they say, oh, Chef, so and so. So what is the difference? If we're if this is if this is Islam, as they're saying it is? What is the difference between Christianity and Islam? And why do we call it non Muslim to Islam, if they were calling it from shark the shark was that was the benefit of them entering that. So this is what we have. This is why we're special as a Muslim nation, because of the issue of to heat appear to heat the pure Islamic monotheism in the belief system. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. The second thing is the implementation of the leader of the
winner and Bara, which is the allegiance to Allah and His Messenger, and to the believers in the digital legions from the disbelief the disbelievers. And as I mentioned yesterday, in the question and answers is that this is an app either as importantly stop at this Akita and this creator, the creator of the Muslims in the world that will go out and talk about it. Because we have people today who have either gone to an extreme where they want, you know, they don't understand the essence of implementing this app either and in their lives. And this update is not something that somebody thought of, if you go to the forum, as some of the scholars of Islam mentioned, you'll find nothing
mentioned after the order for so heed, and then forbidding the shirk more than happy to have Willa endora such an important essence of the appeal in Islam. But it doesn't mean that we have to be what extremist because Islam doesn't accept extremism. In fact, if you research and I found this as a non Muslim woman, she used to be a, an advisor for Kofi Annan, in the in the United Nations, a beautiful article, I read an interview with her where she said that actually all throughout Islamic history there was never First of all, she said that there's way more violence in the Bible than there is in the Quran.
Pay attention to that, because they attack us all the time. And we're in a slump and mother Miss is a matter of myth. Now, the Quran echoes to own because the what is a violent book and they take these verses of violence out of the Quran. She said and she's not
I'm Muslim, and she's a specialist. She said that this there's actually more violence in the Bible that there's in the Koran. Secondly, she said, throughout Islamic history throughout the history of Islam, there was never any known groups that were extremist groups and the extremist groups never. And it never, never any were known in the Islamic Ummah and the home of Islam, except after
Israel in the middle of the Arab and Muslim world, then this is when the extremist groups start to what started to what started to become more noticeable and started to become
as they are today. And what is their goal all of them? Have you asked them to get rid of Israel? Yes. So the problem is the what what Israel and in in, in throughout the history of Islam, we never had this in Islam. And but she said, you'll find in the Jews and the Christians, they have extremist groups from way back. So this is something new, it's not something we had an omen before. So this actually that we implement it, we don't want to be extreme, because there's no extreme in Islam. Islam is always the middle bad, the proper Islam is always the middle path. And you have other people who want to water Islam down, especially today, a lot of Muslims live in the West, they want
to give you a watered down version of Islam, and Alhamdulillah, we do not have to have a watered down Islam, to live as Muslims in the West, we do not have to have a watered, watered down Islam, a mellow form of Islam, to live in the West and to be a productive member of society. In fact, a lot of things we have in Islam is the cure, as I mentioned in the past lecture for the problems they face in Western society. So we can be a productive member of society, we can have allegiance to our religion, we can hold strong to our religion, and still what be productive members of society at the same time. So we have to pay attention to this.
That we do not want to go as straight as Muslims, always Islam, if you're looking for the half, what is the truth in Islam, it's always the middle, if somebody calls you to an extreme to be extreme. You know, this is not from Islam, because the previous lesson was not somebody who was extreme. It was not someone who was really a non Muslim, or come to him, even
though he didn't in Russia, he would teach people Islam, and then he would get the mission is to have seen that he used to hurt him, Alice led to Islam, that somebody would not become Muslim, he would die on the cover. And he was concerned about this, he was concerned about these people. So this is how we must be as Muslims, we must have our allegiance to our religion, and implement our religion in our lives. But at the same time, we don't want to be extreme and we don't want to be have a watered down version of Islam as well would have true Islam in practice it in our lives. Also, we must implement
the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Sharia the hokum of laws, Montana, in our lives, and then everything on the earth. And obviously, as people who are living in the West, I'm not going to go into it and the depth of this when it's one of the points that I have here in the lecture, but this will be more important for the people who are living, obviously, in the Muslim world, because they have the ability more so to do so. Or to do so in their countries. But we have the ability hamdulillah in the West here, to implement Islam to extend in our lives. And we won't be asked, as for the laws that are the laws of the land, you've chosen to live here, so you have to follow the
laws, which go against the Sharia. And this is your choice to live here. So you have to abide by the laws there in this country.
The fourth thing that we do that helps us is that we must realize that all of us have a great responsibility. And the brother who brought up the question yesterday, what is our role? What is our goal, whenever the word was used? Our mission as Muslims in Western society, is that we must realize that all of us we have a great responsibility on us. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows you and you how many people are from who was the population of Somalia today? In Somalia?
Okay, say 10 million. Now let's make it nine one said eight. One said they don't say nine.
But how many civilians are in Toronto? A lot? How many?
Heard 70,004 70,000. Okay. And shift was you tell me 70,000? Okay, so 70,000 compared to what
10,000, or nine or 9 million Excuse me. Now, I lost the planet for some reason. And he threw his home he chose you 70,000 to be here. So all of you on the day of judgment will be have what a responsibility you'll be held responsible for the message of Islam that you gave to the Canadian society? Was it a positive message? Was it a negative message, also the brothers from Pakistan, the brothers from the Arab countries who came here, and those of us who have become Muslim from the west, who have become Muslim and live in this society, also we were held accountable for our responsibility towards the society that we live in so much relay the message of Islam to them and we
must give them Islam and the proper message. And you will be surprised how badly the Muslim who does not implement Islam or he does not which is haram, because a lot of them are not stupid people. They have an idea about Islam. He will tell you now, I remember I was in Oklahoma one time and we were talking
to people about Islam. And so you know, what are the problems we have? Is the guy from us us from Pakistan, unfortunately, a Muslim guy who own the liquor store. And so we know that it's Haram, it's forbidden for you for Muslims
to, to sell liquor and this guy, he's selling it to our community. So they say this is what is this religion? And this made us look very bad. What can we say? We can say, Oh, he's a Calvinism. Muslim, because he's a sinner. He's not a Catholic. But unfortunately, he missed a very bad in the, in the Bay Area in California 70% of liquor stores are owned by Arabs from from Yemen. 70%. So how does this make a look, we're saying as harm is forbidden, it's almost a bad. We're telling this. It's the mother of all evils. We tell them, and then our Muslim Brothers What are selling into their communities? Yes. So this is us debate, we have to pay attention to this and realize that we all
have a responsibility to children who are in school, they look at you Your name is Abdullah, Abdullah, are you like them? Are you like a Muslim? It's important. They look at you like this. And we see what is the difference. And I remember one of the things that helped me change is that after a few days in Islam, one of my friends said, look at so and so. Because after the first few days, I was good. And then you know, I had, you know, a day or two. And when I went back to my old life, like this, the eighth and ninth day of my Islam, I still recall, and to this day, when I went back, and I was on the street hanging out with my friends, and they said, look at so and so is that he
claims he's a Muslim, there's no difference between him and us. And it's really affected me when I was a good that he said it to me, because I changed my life after hamdulillah. But this is what they think of us so much realized that we have a responsibility a major responsibility upon us as Muslims. Also, the issue of atmosphere with Serbia. And this is something we say if this feels like a cleansing, they must cleanse our oma from the the infections, of the issues of to heat that have entered issues of bitter innovation that entered into our religion that are not from anything that is alien to our religion, we must cleanse our religion from it. And then we must have the total you
must educate the oma. And it's very important that Islam, when we realize For example, I give an example of one out of country, I won't say the name, where I lived for some time, where it's not even permissible. You can even let your wife walk down the street, you're safer in Toronto or in Canada or in America, then your wife or your daughters walk in the street, because there'll be safe nobody will harm them. However, in this Arab country, because they cut their the government, they say everything is out of manure, it's forbidden. But why is it haram? There's no tuttavia there's no education to these youth. So you'll find them. Like, you know, like wolves. They see a woman walk in
the street, like a magnet, they go to her lessons. It's disgusting. So now you see the car stuff and it's the woman she walks down the street. It's a disgusting sight and a Muslim country. But why? I don't blame them. I blame the people in charge, because they're the ones who said it's manure. It's Haram. It's forbidden, but they didn't teach them Why? What is the beauty of Islam? The what are the dangers of Zina? Why is it haram? What is the name of it being haraam? The issue of marriage making marriage easier for the youth and things like this? And they don't educate them and teach them why when a Muslim realized why something is haram, nothing. Whether you know it or not, is considered
how do I miss them except for what I hikma look at Xena, for example. Okay for gaining weight and look at the sexually transmitted diseases now that happen to people. Look at all the children born out of wedlock who don't know their fathers, as read on the birth certificate unknown. Who is he? She doesn't know she's been with so many guys. She doesn't have a clue of the fathers. It's one of 13 or 14 shows that you but I can't tell you which one unless they'll come and take a blood test.
So now you'll see that there's wisdom behind everything and also Matala has made her arm and he whether you and this is the beauty of Islam, you see that if you if you if you reflect on these things, why it's Haram, you'll see the beauty of Islam, so we must educate ourselves.
In light of this also that we make our goodwill. Our role model who
who? Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, our beloved Prophet sallallahu sallam, and then we do not imitate the Kufa. Maybe we want to be like who wouldn't you like my Amazon seller? Now when we grow our beard, why do we grow a beard? Because we like long beards. We like to look rugged and meaning like tourists. Why? Why do we grow a beard as long? Because we want to be like Who?
The * Mohamed Salah Salem aniline and nobody if any will grow their beard probably long like this if it wasn't for what his love of the prophet SAW Listen, and he wants to look like who Muhammad SAW Selim. I won't look like any a rapper and have baggy pants and be in a walk like this. I want to walk like the promises in him. I want to talk like the Prophet sallallahu. So I want to look like the Prophet sallallahu sallam, we need to make him a role model in our life. And you'll see the beauty in his serious threat to Islam, everything and have a lecture perhaps we can we can do it one time here.
If they knew him, they would love him is the title of the lecture. I gave him I gave him four in Sudan.
If they knew him, they would love him. I mean, they're not Muslims if they knew the professors and they would love him because every aspect of his life is so beautiful. The aspect of what of him as a husband. And now we're talking about open shifts. He said, You're really from the UK. You really from what? Somebody who's from where? From the East? Because when I first came in my clothes needed to be what needs to be ironed. And I had no I have no way I have no, I have no I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to irony. Why? Because I'm married from the east, and there's certain customs with my wife, am I sure they do that stuff? I don't have no I go out and I work and I bring
the money home. But I don't know how to do that. It's not a good thing. I'm not saying I'm not saying it's a good thing, because it's actually not from the sooner the sooner the process used to be in the Kidner, he will be in the service of his wives. Pay attention is the process and he used to be in the service of his wives. And if that was called repair, he would leave as if he didn't know them because he would go for the slot. But he used to help out around the house. She was He's the perfect example in every aspect of life, how to deal with others, how to do any to have a proper community, anything you can think about in life, you'll see that he was the perfect example AlLahi
salatu wa sallam.
Also, we must realize as Muslims that we are what we are special. How are we special if we want to find this honor was realized that we actually are special. We're special because Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen us from all the people in the world to follow the religion of how to follow the region of truth, to follow the only true religion and when it comes to to heat, the Pure religion of tawheed of Islamic monotheism to be Muslims to worship Allah is one without joining any partners with him to be the followers of the best man to ever walk the face of the earth. Mohammed Abdullah, Salah, listen, I'm so special in every aspect of life. If you look at certain things, I'll tell you
a story one time, I was watching a basketball game with my children. And I like best we don't get much basketball in Sudan, but everywhere we do, I tend to watch it because I used to always play basketball. I was a youngster. So the guy is coming to shoot the free throw. And when he exposes armpit Oh, it's disgusting. He has this big bush of hair under his arm.
I said What should I say? I say Look at that. And you're the NEMA the blessing of Islam, the loss of the process and taught us what to take this this this dirt from underneath our arms. That's why you don't find a Muslim who has hairy armpits because he either plucks it if you can or shaves it, if you cannot pluck it, or not shave, shave the armpit, we shaved the armpit. And also the other areas that were as it came in as sooner. And this is from the NEMA the blessing of Islam, we see that we're specially actually we've been gifted all types of things. So we must realize this if we want to find the honor in Islam.
We're running out of time, but I will talk about something.
And it's important to talk about this topic. And we're talking about Islam. We are mother myths. And it is the J word.
The j word, the issue of jihad. It came in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he mentioned the different types of the dunya he that they are convener and the arena. It's a type of transaction which is a type of Riba interest where a custom another banker, meaning that you have what the livestock and you're busy with the livestock, and with a little missoura that you're busy with what the agricultural, what's your optimal jihad, and you have left the Jihad salatu salam, Aleikum duelin layer on whom if our irrfan Khan had that up to Isla de novo, that Allah will make you he will humiliate you if you leave the Jihad until you return to your religion. And we'll
talk about Jihad also. Now, once again, we come back to where the middle path Islam the true Islam, because we do have we have to admit, we have in the oma now, people are extremists on this point. And we have a lot of other people who are what, who wants to heal, there's no jihad, there's no such thing. So we're not going to say this, there was something called jihad, that people were defending the Muslim lands now there are finding no doubt a form of jihad.
However, it's important that we point out that for example, those who live in Western society now, what is it is Islam. Is it a goal? Or is it a means is that means for to do something or is actually as a goal that we strive for? They see what higher will sealer you understand this jihad in Islam? And what why do we fight Jihad For example, one of the reasons, obviously is defend a Muslim country. The other reason will be to what for the spread, or the propagation of Islam. Now, when you live in Canada, or you live in the West, or you have to propagate Islam,
are you allowed to call this laminate? Are you going to jail if you do it?
I think you guys are not sure. I'm scared now. Because now you got me scared that I thought I thought we were allowed to call this lamb here. We are, are we allowed to call this number 900 we're allowed to call this lab. So now there'll be no means for Jihad to open up this area to what to call to call
to because they were allowed to call to us.
Pay attention this. So now, it's not from the hikma as some of the youth wants to be pumped up and do this and do that. And they say, we want to go and get or fight jihad in the western lands or blow up stuff. This is not from Islam, and then don't forget how the harm or the millions of Muslims, they will be harmed by this foolish act of youth when they want to do this. Also.
When we talk about these issues, the issues of jihad, we have to go to the next issue is with what being with our scholars, if we want to have as an analyst be with our scholars, and when we go to our scholars, and we'll talk about what issues have you had they understand? And also, we're not any need. Now the people who are defending the Muslim, they don't need it, they don't need an amount of people they have it? And also know that even our best, even if that's who is he when it comes to Tafseer? Who are some of the most mentioned two of the most knowledgeable scholars have to see from this habit. Even our best even Mr. Ravi Allahumma. Even our best if you go back to the verse way
says, well, Jay, don't beat your head and Kabira we should wage
a wage a major jihad against them, or wage the major jihad against them. What did he say? He said is the Quran is the word of the jihad. And jihad in Islam, it's greater than just an ak 47 or crushing Cova. It's deeper than that. You have jihad, the Tao of jihad. And also, as the scousers not mentioned, the beginning of any type of jihad is that you have Jihad
on yourself you wish you had on yourself against the ship on against the evil he calls you to, and you implement Islam in yourself first of all, and as even to me, I mentioned Rahim, Allah, he said, How can somebody go and fight in Jihad and he does not even
do do what that is wajib upon him, you hear people now talking about Jihad and jihad, and you don't see him on Saturday, he can make Jihad getting up from the bureau sleep, and the nice, nice cold Canadian nights. What you'll find sometimes, let's go for jihad. jihad is part of Islam. We're not gonna say it's not, we're not gonna give you the watered down. So no, no, no jihad, this is not true. We're not gonna say that. And we're not going to go to an extreme, we're going to say in the middle, but we don't want our youth to get involved in what, and something that will harm them and harm the whole community after that. So you have to be careful of this. You have to be carefully
always you always take the middle path in Islam. And
we must be with our scholars. And I will tell you a story about a brother. I know.
He came to me when I was in when I was a student in Medina. And he said, I want to go to Chechnya.
And he was asking me, you know, stuff. And I was like, Look, I said, I personally can't help you. Because I'm somebody. I'm from the west. And I call the doubt, I don't seem to be a crime to help them listen to Chechnya. They're oppressed. However, I can't help you with that, because that's gonna make me what
I say, a terrorist. And I have a job to do. I have a family and America and I have, I want to, eventually I'm gonna go back to the west. So I said, I'm not going to be involved into that. So that's the first thing I want to talk to you about. So don't put me in the middle of it. As the first thing you have to do you have to be smart on these issues. Oh, yeah, she's going for a good brother. So let's help him. No, I'm not getting myself in trouble, you know? And then I talked to him because I know him personally. And I said to him, Have you asked the scholars about going for Jihad? Well, I this brother, I know him. He's such a beautiful restart of the Quran.
And this is a lesson that does a chicken with a mean, one chicken with me rahimullah want that to be read. Nobody read except this brother. No way really, except for him. Beautiful, beautiful citation, a young guy in his early 20s. When I when I asked him, did you ask our scholars because I studied with the shifting student of chicken with me. I visited with him several, several on several occasions. And I studied with the students and I saw him there in the circle. So I know who he was, and asked him Did you go back to our scholars, the students have shared with me, I said, you go back to him and you ask them about this about going for Jihad will lie to me. It was like the guy saw the
scary looking? And he said to me,
the scout the scout the scholars? He's like no, no, no, no, we go to the the people are specialized in jihad. You know, the scarves? Nobody knows like that. Isn't that is not that is not the correct methodology. You go to the scholars, because the scholars realized, the scholars realize where none of us are happy what happens in Afghanistan, what happens in Iraq, what happens to our Muslim Brothers around the world and Palestine, we're not happy about this. But that doesn't mean that we do something that could be foolish in harm, or oma and harm the Muslims around the world by doing something. So So I told him this and I said, you also I told you you're, you know, the Quran, you're
a good student of knowledge. I said, The oma is in more need of you. As what, as somebody who teaches the oma and as someone who just goes and dies. So I tried to explain to him and hopefully and he would have benefited from what I said to him, and Allahu Allah. So now what I want to point out is that we must focus on being original scholars because they understand and we talk about the youth in my mind, my shift used to always say to us, that we're
not concerned about when the victory will come in Palestine, it will come, it will come one day, inshallah. And we believe as Muslims, that of course, is ours, and we're never gonna let them say, oh, it is theirs. And so we believe that is ours. However,
he said, What scares us is that our youth now have left their own they left knowledge. And when are you leave seeking knowledge. They what, let the emotions get the best out of them and they fall into doing foolish things, they harm themselves and harm the oma. And I'll tell you a story.
Another story that happened one in one of the I believe was one of these Russian, former Russian countries on the on Russia rule where they had gave the Muslims a
What do you call it the ruling with their lateral themselves, but they're still like under Russian law type thing. So anyways, during this time, the Islamic organizations came in, and they built massagin, they built Islamic schools for the Muslims there in Islam was going really strong. A few of the youth decided that they were no they ahead, Islam had to be under 100%. And they had to go to the mountains, and they had to buy weapons, and get prepared. And then they came out and they shot some of the Russian soldiers. And then the Russians immediately closed all the massages from the kicked out of Islamic organizations. They closed down the Islamic schools. And and and it went on.
And there was no there was no Islam in this in this small country. So now we see what the cause of these use what they did. So it must be wise, when it comes to the issue of jihad. When it comes to jihad. We say yes, we have jihad in Islam. But is Jihad flying planes into buildings with the full of innocent people? No, this is not jihad. And we don't accept this as Muslims. But are we allowed to defend ourselves and this in pay attention is important in the laws of the Kufa the laws of the non Muslims, that any country that has invaded the people of this country, they have the right to defend themselves.
As in the Geneva Convention, every person has countries invade, he has the right to what to defend himself. It just so happens that us as Muslims, we have Islamic law, which has something called Jihad and this is part of it, when we defend, defend ourselves. So I want you to pay attention to this, because Jihad obviously is one of the ways to find honor, honor, but it has to be in a proper way through our scholars, and
follow them, when they say it's time for us to go for jihad. And it's not time for us to go to jihad. And obviously, when you're living here, as I mentioned, Don't be foolish in harming yourself or harming the Muslims, by doing anything that will put you in a situation that you don't want to be in. And a lot of people now they when they when
they Mashallah when they get into a situation where they don't they wish they hadn't done this. And, and you all know the stories I'm talking about, but we had to mention the J word because it is something that the prophet SAW so much not that I mentioned in the Hadith, that it's one of the ways to honor and also will mention at the end, that if we want to have honor as Muslims that we must focus on coming together, the waiter being one being one body of Muslims, because we are an oma or oma together, we must focus on this and coming together as Muslims. And there's several other points but obviously the time is up and I see how sin has come to the front row to indirectly tell me that
my time is up. So Allah O Allah, Mozilla La Silla, Baraka and Avira, Mohammed, there's any questions, I think I'd have five minutes if possible, give it to me. And if not, then I'll step down. Okay, if there's any questions.
This, this has been confirmed from this habit, others that you had an empty bottle, and she had enough. And that's what I was talking about. They mentioned, even to me and others that they also loved that he had the original and the foundation, he had enough. And this is true, because now a person who can't fight himself and fight the evils of chiffon, and the temptation, she thought, he's not going to be successful and helping the Muslims on the battlefield in jihad. So this is the Jihad has been confirmed. It's not something a lot of people when they come with this, now is the other side, the far left. So I will say, the oldest jihad, and they don't want the other Jihad wiped out.
So this isn't, this is not acceptable. But it's true that you had an app where the major or the big jihad is you had enough and then the other Jihad comes after that, no.
Know, the person who was in the grave if and a lot of cases Unfortunately, this is the case where he tells his people to bury him in a certain amount of grief. And you might even tell them to offer certain amounts of verses after he gets a great sin, for all this. For all this all, every sentence made in that grave, he will get a sin for on the Day of Judgment. And then but if somebody was just to be a pious person, somebody they buried him, then he would not get the sense for but if he were to call to this during
Life and sometimes they write it in they will see it you know in their will that if I die to bury me at the Qibla of the masjid and I've seen it so known as where they come and they bury him and the fibula Masjid and they pray the five daily prayers to this person. So you have to be this is if this happens, obviously he gets the Senate, every single person, any from how many generations it might be, he will get to sit in for further actions now.
Obviously, they're held accountable. They're not free from sin themselves. But on top of his sins, he gets a sin for everyone who does it. That's the Hadith. Manson Neff Islami student has an Carola who may or may not be a you know, male family woman. There whoever has done something that's good in Islam, and whoever follows that he'll get the idea for it, and whoever has innovated something, Islam that is not from Islam, people follow Him, and He will get the wisdom, he will get the sin from that until the day of judgment, as it came in the hadith of our province, others.
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This is a very important point when our brother mentioned, and I want to make a point. Now, if we were to look in Canada, or in America, we have a lot of Muslims. If the Muslims were to be strong Muslims and holding firm to the Islam, this could also affect what the government but we're weak and we're just you know, just people, we're just you know, nine to five work and we don't when we have, they don't know we exist in there in the community, we have no effect when we when we have a large Muslim community, and we are any productive members of the community. And we are practicing we hold firm to our Islam, this also affect the political stances they take outside of the West. Also when
it comes to any seeking revenge or wanting to do something, and we always have to remember, as we say, and two wrongs don't make a right. And also as Muslims, we don't believe that the ends justifies the means as they say, We don't believe this. And if something is haram, and we don't go we don't try to reach something that any any obviously Palestine being free or any Muslim country being free. It's a great thing all of us want. But for us to do that, which is haram in Islam to reach that it's not acceptable. Also, an important thing now, there's a big fitna happening in Somalia right now, for example, okay, the fitness stops and Islamic government is established.
What about if a Somalian brother from here were to have studied at the University of Toronto, and he was somebody who was sophisticated and somebody who was a good Muslim. Think of the help he could help them listen to if he went back there. They went back now there's no fitna there's no fighting. He goes back and he helps them establish an Islamic government. He helps them and establishing, for example, somebody who worked here and in something you might not think is important. If somebody were to work here and he Africa, Africa, what you call the place where they make the roads and
actually have any civil engineering. And if somebody was a civil engineer, he works for the Canadian government and making roads hamdullah the roads here, they're beautiful. They're nice. So now and this is this important in Somalia, I'm assuming it is just like isn't that most of the most of the roads that are paved, and it's not fun. You're driving down the road. It's not a it's not a surprising experience for somebody living in that country. You might not get this something not important. That's important. Now you can go back and you can help the Muslims because you have learned, or you can teach, go there. And if for example, in your vacations, and teach the brothers
how to properly pave roads, how to make proper bridges, and you'll get great reward for this. Somebody who's a Muslim Toby when he goes and helps them the Muslims also, this is a he's a Muslim doctor, he helps the Muslims. We have to realize that we are in oma, what is it Omar? ak 47 beard Bismillah Allahu Akbar. Yeah, okay. We're Oh, my something great. We have teachers, we have scholars, we have people who are soldiers, we do. We have we have, we have mothers who raise the children, we have ministers, we have governments, we it's an oma, it's a complete system of life. So we have to realize this, not just the one thing you can do for Islam, is to grab an ak 47 or to go
and blow yourself up. This is not just the only way you can help Islam. Islam is a vast thing. It's a big thing. And also the brothers even if you know what, like the brothers who are in these situations, they will tell you we are not in need of what of people they're not in need of people. They're not in need of people so they have enough people. So here I think I'm doing something productive for the Muslims from where you are. You're here. Allah has put you here. And he loves what you're here for a reason. Aloha. Nicole, why are you here? Hello, Adam. Hey, what why did that come from Sudan 15 years I haven't entered the West. Any I just didn't all of a sudden the brothers
called me I said oh Bismillah Hasina. I wasn't planning on coming and I had no desire to come, but they call me I said this will not one and I in the back of my mind when it comes someday. I didn't think it will be today but here I am. For some reason. And also Montana has sent me here. So we must always look on being productive in every aspect of our lives as Muslim and it's an it's just always remember when you knew at the Shabaab they get Oh, we have to go This will always happen the Muslim is an oma, you can do so many things for Islam. Even from from from being an engineer from being a doctor, you can help the Muslims through doing this. And as we mentioned, and we implement Islam in
our lives and we put Islam This is also our and and your current Islam you get the idea for this, and hope that inshallah and he makes it clear obviously it's it's it's a good question the brother mentioned, it probably needs a whole lecture.
Islam beyond modern myths,
is important these issues. This is a great man, I like to think the brothers are in charge has been Shipside the brothers who thought of this, the theme because it's very important because now Islam, it's under fire all the time. All these things, you know, terrorist terrorist is
neither Muslim somehow, you know, afterwards, you know, we don't know terrorism. So Panama. Is there any Conde Nast?
So what do you advise when I talk sometimes?
This is one of the problems and unfortunately, when you live in a Western society, and if we do not focus from a very, very young age of raising our children properly, this is what you can find, obviously, no Muslim society. It's it's up to you to stop it. And you can you can physically stop this, or they're not allowed to go to the house unless they wear hijab over here, when you grew up in a country like this. And they can tell you what they want to do. It has to be something that they are convinced with. And unfortunately, I'll tell you any night at 10, if not 10 out of 10 the households where you find these problems, the problem comes from where from the man himself. He
himself is not implementing Islam. He's not practicing Islam. He doesn't raise his children about Islam. And they don't even know they know they're Muslim and they know their name is is Mohammed or, or something like this, but he doesn't know anything about Islam. He might know how to pray a little bit and that's it every now and then they pray they come from Juma and that's it. All of a sudden when they get older, and he sees them they're not just drifting astray. Although essentially like Okay Dad, I'm going out with my boyfriend I'll be back at 11 00 is it problem now becomes a becomes a big problem. So now he wants to do something bad it's too late. So from a young age, you must
teach them Islam. Why does the woman wear hijab? Is that the beauty of the hijab in Islam, and then also her mother must be wearing the hijab her father must be implement Islam and we'll find time and time again. Any that the problem usually
It comes from the people of the household themselves not implementing. And then when their children start to go astray, they want to try to fit but they have in the 13 1415 years, they've been raised just like the non Muslims, their customers are just like the non Muslims. So they drift astray after that, and we have trouble holding on to them. So it starts from the young age. And it starts with once again, who unphysical timbertech you Hoover's yourself and then your families. So it must always start with ourselves and implement Islam. And this will have the effect on the children. How many of you now get I'll give you an example. How many of you now when you pray like the Nuffield at
home, and you see what what does your son do? And what, what does he do?
He causes you he starts to pray next to you. One time,
a story of a man in Saudi Arabia, where his
he used to pray, unfortunately.
And if he would pray every now and then he prayed in the house. So his daughter was just sitting there she was three years old. And she sees the salad from Mecca. And she's Mashallah all the Muslims, and the Muslims Haram. And they're praying and Gemma and the masjid as men. And she says to me, Ababa,
why are these men in the masjid and you pray in the house, she has the man, so she was offended, can turn off the TV, he's offended by this. So now, we have to set the example for our children, and you have to teach them and inshallah through this, they will be but if you this is the problem we're facing now, when it becomes too old, then you have to make do I just keep trying, and hopefully, inshallah they will, they will fall into place as Muslims. But we always must, those and those of us who know are coming in from Saudi Arabia, how many of you here from the net from these young guys who are just like in you know, 1011, from the men who are like, you know, 18 or older who are not
married, I guess, if I were to say come out yesterday, he said, Don't raise your hand. So I'll say the same thing. Don't raise your hands. But I'm assuming it'd be a large portion of you. So also you benefit from the mistakes that some of maybe your fathers or uncle's made here when they came, and they were a little easygoing on it and the problems they face. So you realize now when you get married, that you want to get married to a good sister who's practicing and you raise your children on practicing Islam, and you teach them from a young age. So it becomes when they become older, they don't fall into the same problems. We have to learn from the mistakes of those before us. I think
now, we're out of time. And Allahu Allah wa Salatu was cinema Baraka and Amina Mohammed