Who Am I As A Muslim The Muslim Identity
Channel: Abdur-Raheem McCarthy
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Wa Salatu was Salam ala t monolock. Milan Allah, Allah Hej marine Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marienbad
this night for me is a rather historical night for you as just a regular lecture. But for me
this is the first time I've been back to the west and about 15 years ever since I left to seek knowledge in Sudan in Saudi Arabia. So it's a special night from for me and it's historical night. And I think a lot of panels Allah first of all,
for giving me this opportunity to visit my brother's filet azzawajal and spend this time with you. And also think the brothers in administration here. chef's aid and our brother hasn't and other brothers you and administration for having Hurston have been for calling me all this way. But as they're about to find out, I don't really have anything to offer just any, I guess I know face, but inshallah we'll try to do what we can do, inshallah. And also, I'd like to thank the Canadian authorities for allowing me to enter the country after the VIP and
what do you call it, as they were at the plane waiting for me very kindly and very nicely. And we had a nice long sit with them. But at the end, I have to say they were very nice and very polite. And I appreciate this. And I didn't, I didn't know what was going to come out after I said there for all that time, but they were nice enough to let me come and they were very polite with me during this ordeal. So I'd like to thank them for that. And livescore Allah maniacal ness, you know if they're non Muslims, and we must thank them for for being kind for me. And they could have been rather rude, but they weren't. They were very kind during the ordeal. And here we are with you
today. And also and even though it's my first lecture here, I almost missed it. Because I fell asleep and I told the brothers, it must be the Somalian food. It's the first time I tried it. But they did with the banana and I didn't mess it now that's a little too far, you know? So I guess the benefit was what levels it out, you know, because I was knocked out, you know, I still have the sleeve in my eyes. I said, I made it here today. And I thought it was safe because the title is Who am I? So you know, I wasn't really ready for the lecture when I woke me up right before. So actually, I can just talk about myself, you know, and say Who am I and you know, who am I? But she
excites that's gonna be tomorrow. So I have to talk about the original lecture. Like Who can tell me what do you what do you understand from the title? Who am I? What are what do you want to talk about tonight? One of the I can't really see you do is you have to make sure I'm in the front row is laser Mashallah, who? Who can tell me what I mean by this title? Who am I? What are we going to talk about tonight? Yeah, who I can't really see my hand go up there.
anybody, anybody I don't want. I don't want what you did people's in here for me, somebody tell me what I mean by
Who am I as a Muslim, and we'll talk about the Muslim identity, the Muslim identity, who am I, this is what we're going to talk about tonight. And we are very important, you know, whether we live in the West, or we live in the east, to be able to hold on to our Muslim identity, we'll talk about some of the ways that will help us and doing that. And before that, we need to talk about
the importance of this topic. And the importance that we can see it what when we see the focus of the enemies of Islam, on trying to take the Muslim far away from his religion or take him out of the fold of Islam altogether. And before we mentioned, what's happening in the day we live in, if we look throughout Islamic history,
we see that is something that the enemy of Islam started from an early age in Islam. If you look for example, one of the first or the major fitna, in Islam was started by a man by the name of Abdullah van sciver.
Who was a yahoodi who
pretended to be a Muslim in order to corrupt Islam from the inside.
And where did they get this idea from? When
they thought they had killed lisa lisa lamb.
They and people started to call too many the true Christianity from his father's from his heart.
They sent who they know today is what as Paul as we hear as Paul or polis, as you say, in Arabic, they sent him who also was a Jew, to corrupt Christianity from the inside. And they were very successful in doing so. So they thought since we're successful, these people will do the same thing with the Muslims. With this guy. They live in Sabah, so they sent him and what they didn't know as I said, No Quran in Anniston Vicar when Allah who will have his own Allah cynthiana decay, but he promised that he will protect it subhana wa Tada. So they didn't realize this. So they start a fitna, but hamdulillah Islam continued to grow and it's still today the true Islam is still here
today. But this is what if you know the Rafi la the Shia, this is where they come from, from this man, I believe in Silva and a distorted version of Islam.
Also, if you look throughout the history, with the different philosophies that came to the Islamic world, it's different groups who came to corrupt Islam from the inside. And even today, we have people who attack Islam, in the name of Islam and different groups that come. And I don't want to go into all the detail about this. But I think a lot of you know what I'm talking about different groups who come with different ideologies, and they corrupt Islam from the inside. However, one of the main things they focus on and trying to corrupt the Muslims today is what we call a Muslim victory. It's a word what ideology or something like that, I guess you would say, where they focus,
basically on two things. On the issue of shubo hat and Shabbat in the Shabbat, they want us to have doubts about our religion,
and the sherawat the lust and the desires of this dunya Which one? Do they focus on more in the day we live in?
Yeah, what anyway, basically, it's more, but also the Shabbat? The types of doubt they're, they're also they're great numbers, not a small amount, don't think it is. They have a lot of these they focus on in different ways they do. They try to indirectly make the Muslim to either leave their religion or what we weaken the religion. I'll give you an example. When the when a large Christian meeting for the what for those who were the missionaries, the Christian missionaries, they used to want to call or to take the Muslims outside of the fold of Islam, and call them to Christianity. They realize this wouldn't work. And I'll give you an example of something that happened in
Indonesia. It's a it's a funny story, but it's a true story. Because in a lot of the Muslims who say no, who do they say leave Islam for Christianity, it's because of what they what they're going to get in return for money. So these Indonesians, they went to Christian, they start to learn and they were very happy with their progress. So they said to them, we're going to give you a gift, anything you want, just tell us what it is. So they went and they huddled up on the side and they said, What do you want? So they come back their leader, and they said, We want a free trip to Mecca.
And this is after they're supposed to be Christian. So they say what a free trip to Mecca. So they realized it wasn't working. So they studied Islam, and they'll be one and they say, oh, Mashallah, he all the major universities in the West, they have Islamic Studies program, their Islamic Studies program, not because they love us love Islam, because they want to know how to distort Islam, how to fight Islam. And they, one of the things they learned is from the wealth of Islam. The things that contradict or take us out of the fold of Islam is if we don't if we have check if we have any doubts in our religion, and that's why one of the priest said to them,
that it's enough for us for the Muslims to have him what doubt his religion just you have ship. And then and that means that he will leave the religion, what dulo took food, okay, Maka furusato Kurosawa, and they want you to become a Catholic just as they are a Catholic, so you can be equal to them. And
also, we look at the shallots,
the lusts and desires, and you live in Canada, we don't have to go really deep into that to see what I'm talking about. But they want to corrupt our Muslim societies by the same type of ideology and spreading it throughout the Islamic Society, especially when it comes to the Muslim
women. And one of my talks is something similar to that. So I won't go into detail about that either. Okay, so why do we study this topic, the Muslim identity are talking about who am I, the importance of this is because the Muslim, that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants and the way the last, for him to be happy with us, it's a certain way, it's one way, it's not everybody chooses own path. So we need to study this to know how to Who are we and also the Muslim identity has been changing any from here, if you live here in the West, the society how it affects you as a Muslim, or if you live in the East like myself, that the the the different ideas that come to the country and how it
affects the Muslims in a negative way.
So all of this, it's important to study this topic, so we can hold on inshallah to our Muslim identity.
Table. Next question is how can we rebuild, the Muslim identity has been corrupted, and most of us have been corrupted in some way, either in a major way, or a minor way or something in the middle? So how can we rebuild the Muslim oma and rebuild the Muslim identity? This is actually a very easy question. As uma Malik said, Rahim, Allah, that law is slow. The ACA had illuma illa masala v. Ola, that we will not be corrected or be, you know, be successful at the end of this room except for what they were successful with the beginning of this oma. So when if we're going to be successful, we must look at what made them so successful. And what was it was it some any magic thing they had,
they were magic. It was that they followed strictly the whole route and the sooner
and obviously those who came after that.
habit on the understanding of this a habit of the Allahu anhu so this is the way inshallah for us to return to this and to hold firmly to it if we're going to what correct the situation and to be strong Muslim to have strong Muslim identities.
And the next question is who is the real Muslim and Muslim and happy that we're talking about? Who is this any? This mystery man, this mystery guy we're talking about? The real Muslim. The first thing the first description of his characteristic characteristics is the symbol of Allah subhana wa tada as it came in the verse, symbol to law. And in that word, Arabic the word sybilla. What is simple? I mean, does anybody know the word symbol means?
symbol simpler? You have a lot of atoms here they notice I can't see anybody these lights are just killing eyes. I mean, I have to get some sunglasses tomorrow, something I haven't. I see some, you know, basis and these are really strong Mashallah, what is the simple I mean?
color paint somebody I think you could say paint or a dye sybilla. And the SIP level, what does this mean? It's translated into what the religion of the last panel without Edina law, but pay attention to this and the importance of learning Arabic, because you never have a true understanding of the religion unless you know the language of the religion. Similar to law, the paint of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Why? Because the true Muslim actually hasn't been painted with it with a religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala where he we see this in his actions because Islam what is Islam and Islam Allah submitting to Allah subhanho wa Taala, a Muslim submits into unto Allah and he is painted by the
original law and all of his actions in his life, his either his belief, it has been painted by this by this, by this religion, the way he thinks, the way he talks, the way he walks,
his clock, his morals, the offweb from where from this paint that he's been painting from the religion of the law. So it's something Sham was something complete, where we have been painted. So now this is what we want. For the real Muslim. If we want to be real Muslims, we have to have this this Islam where we have submitted completely to a loss of honor to Allah just as somebody who has been painted completely
also, if we want to see any how to do this how to be any implement this similar in our life or this paint to be a complete Muslims, as we mentioned, the only way we can do this is to follow the Quran and to follow the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the understanding of the Sahaba. And we'll find out all throughout the Muslim world, there's different gym ads and different groups. Everybody's saying that we are on the hook that we're on the Hopkin, what are our ways the right way, come with us. But obviously, as Allah subhanho wa Taala ordered us, if we, and if Filipina Vichy that we turn, we turn it back to what, who knows diverse
Hello, and then we turn it back to we go back to a lot as messenger. So that's the that's the assess. That's the foundation we want, we go back to a lot into His Messenger, like everybody says they follow on his messenger. So who's understanding that we go to
who best who the best people understand Islam,
And also one of my upcoming lectures, which I think they changed the name of it, it is, so we can be like them. It helps you can be like this a habit. So I'm not gonna go into detail on this point today, even though it's a very important point, we'll talk about the different means and next upcoming lecture, I think is tomorrow's lecture of how we can be like this habit of the law.
And also, if you look at the Hadeeth, pay attention, this Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam where he says well law he nakaji to be happy.
He swears by loss of power and pay attention is also the strength, the core of the Arabic language. And you see these what are the key that when it comes to make any put emphasis on something, and it shows you the strength and the beauty of the Arabic language, the process and he swears by a lot, but like to put emphasis on what he's about to tell you and show you that he's not talking about something. It's not important. He's telling us something that's very important. He swears by a lot to be in that one law he and then he comes with another tech. He'd love to actually do that. But
we have a lot of fear. as something white and pure talk about the religion of Islam is he's came through with it with a pure message. And then he's even emphasized even more. He came he said what law he again, lo Cana Aki Moosa, my brother Musa was alive, but but whatever otaku trakone labella that if you were to follow him or if they were to follow him in the Jews and not follow me, that they would have gone astray, you will go straight. So now it shows you the importance of following the Sunnah of the prophet or purity if we're going to be successful. And we take from this howdy First of all, that all the different methods or ideologies or methodologies that it won't be
accepted from us unless it's what purely on the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu Selim and also that the Pure religion at Dino Harless, the Pure religion is
Only an empty bar, following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and also the virtue of following the it's compulsory to follow the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and nobody else. And that following other than Him Elisa to sit down is a form of bilall misguidance.
Also, one of the things that helped the Muslim in his identity and I have it here in my notes in front of me, is that Israel, which is what?
pride or another word we use for it is what honor also one of the lectures that brother shows for me is about honor. So I'll go into it briefly. Because here in front of me as a second point, after the Civil of Allah subhanho wa Taala is what
what he learned when he was sued, he removed Meaning, if the owner and the homeowner is a final engineer, and Allah subhanaw taala is
talking about the Kufa do they look as a Muslim to do today, they look to the non Muslims as a form of honor. And they want to see the way of the coup far and they think they will find out or in this and as it will come and shall in the next coming lecture. And as you might allow me to clear at the end of this verse for in visited la Jamia, they all of the honor all of the prizes for who for our last panel Watada.
When we talk or we look throughout the history of mankind, and today we find that a lot of people don't talk about them. They look at where they're from and who they're from their tribes, their nationalities.
And as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, fitna,
mattina had to leave it because it's something that is that is often something that is what was the word you would use in English? My English is not that good, by the way, because you know.
And then if somebody told me and advice from Osama, he had the same problem, you know, his wife, his first wife, and he was Sudanese. So he learned Arabic the same way I did. So what he would do if he forgot the word they said he would just keep talking, you know, but I have a lot of others know Arabic so they can translate for me. And it's, it's something of a bad smell montina Something smells rotten is the word I'm looking for. That's what it is so rotten. And in the process, I'm said leave it, you know, this, this type of, you know, this jelly. I'm from this tribe, and I'm from that tribe. So I'm bitter. And we see the ultra mankind, they've looked at this as a type of pride, but
it's never gotten mankind anywhere. And he Hitler in the world war two didn't get him anywhere.
Hitler, was he successful in World War Two, he wasn't at the end. And that's what he had this pride of, of his race, and that their blood was what blue, but ended up turning being red, like everybody else isn't, he wasn't successful at the end. Also, a lot of people, it's important that we talk when we talk about and having honor, and our Muslim identity, is that Islam is not something that we hide.
And this is very important. Now in the West, a lot of Muslims now they're embarrassed to be Muslims. They want now to blend in, in order to shave off the beard and to look Western as Western as possible. And to be like, you know, in the West, and, and and know how even some people don't even pray at work, you know, they wait till they come home, you know, what he will say about us? You know, we don't want them to feel that we're different. And when this type of thing, this is what we this is what gives us the humiliation, and we do not get honor as Muslims. And I'll tell you an interesting story about this. I met a brother, if you tell him the time is up, because I have no I
don't know when I can't see any clock or anything like that, you know, I'm going blind here. Mashallah. So I put my clock in front of you. So I wouldn't go over the limit that I have, and I can't even see it. So bad is
a brother from Saudi Arabia, he was taking a course in America. And he was a he was an officer, I believe in the in the police force, the army, what have you. So they had a blood drive or blood bank. And he and it was from their thing that all of the others had to what contribute as a volunteer with the Red Cross. So this guy met him and he's a he's a regular Muslim, but he's, you know, he's Muslim. delana. You know, he prays and all day, you know, all of that, even though he his practice might not be any me. I mean, it's not 100%. But when he went into the Red Cross, they said, you know, as a volunteer, if you just wear this shirt, his t shirt, so he puts it on and looks down
at this big red cross on his chest, you know, he's like, no, I'm sorry, I'm Muslim. I can't wear that. And then the lady was so she, she felt really embarrassed. She said, I didn't think about it, Mr. Mohammed, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to do that. Don't take it personally. So she knew that this guy, you know, he had this. He had this honor, as a Muslim. We couldn't put a cross on his chest. After this, the another person in the same course of that from the Egyptian army game, or the Egyptian police force. And he says to him, you know, this happened. He was like, Oh, my God, tell me, tell me. There's nothing wrong with it. You should have put it on. They're gonna think you know,
where we have to throw it off there. We're extremist and this you're gonna cause problems. And you should have just one word that goes with it. Okay, we're a big red cross in my chest. You
So he comes in and she's like, I know you're not gonna wear the T shirt that no Give it to me, we'll give it to him gonna wear it, no problem.
So this is not what we want to be clear. And so panela I love him. When you do this as a Muslim law, he, thermo ally, they respect you more, they might not like you. They might not agree with what you do, but they will respect you. Well, like, even yesterday, when I came to airport looking like this, oh my god, you know, but at the end of the day, they respected me, I told him when I was the bottom, a Muslim is what I believe. And they they respected me at the end of the day, they might not like it, but they respected me Alhamdulillah even now, I saw the women who go to the embassy when I used to go to the embassy, you know, to get my kids passport, in the West, when they come in, no Muslim,
you know, they have their hair out on the makeup and this and these to treat them like dirt. So patola is to humiliate them at the embassy choose to really bad. But when a Muslim comes in my wife will come in full niqab this, even though they don't like that, obviously, but they do respect it. And this is what a lot of Muslims who are coming from the east to the west or the Muslims who are living in the east, they don't realize about the non Muslims, the non Muslims respect somebody who stands up for what he believes in, even if they do not like it or believing it themselves. And this is a reality. So if we want to have a hold on to our Muslim identity, we must have this as this
honor within ourselves.
Also, from the Muslim identity is holding on to the to the truth and holding on to the help even the most difficult of situations. And we found before 911 a lot of Muslims in the West they were serious about the religion. When time starts to get tough, we saw people they started to change they started to offer even a lot of our brothers who are from our machines and our dads who started to offer a watered down version of Islam not the you know the true pure Islam they want to water down and started making you have to come closer to them make them think we're not like doesn't supply line you're a Muslim, what do you want them to think? And you're half Muslim and not in this you know,
you have to give them Islam to Islam. If you want to gain respect from them, if you look throughout the history of Islam, and even before Islam, those for example this habit of dude he went through for Islam, what they went through because Islam of Islam is the original all mankind. Any meaning is Islam Lila to what submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala with to eat is the reason of all the profits. So if you look at the story of the boy and the king and his habit of dude when they were burnt, why were they burnt? He lay your poor mother
Padilla's Hello, dude. Oh, can you tell me the vs.
Yoku? Are you me? No.
Okay. So now why were they resented from these people will because they would say
and who did they? They they would say that
the Lord is Allah subhana wa Tada. And that's all they did. They say they're What? The Lord Allah subhanho wa Taala. And how many Muslims around the world have been killed in the world we live in today. Just because they said what?
The same thing. And just because they want to implement it on the earth, because they want to implement Shetty app. Their countries were invaded, and they were killed. And innocent people were killed in the past just because they want to say that the Lord is a martial panatela implemented in their lives.
And if you look at the story also when the woman she was throwing herself or with a child into the into the into this fire. And Allah subhanaw taala from his hikma, he made this What? He made this baby talk and he said
it's very finicky. To Be patient. My mother is very what you're on the truth.
Also, if you look at the Sahaba and Mecca, what they went through for this por la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah also after that, but look at the hardships they went through in Mecca, when Valero de la Juan was what placed on the Hudson with the big border, put on his chest. And he was allowed to say, can a metal cover but he refused to do it. Why because of this honor he had and because he wants to hold on to the truth. And that given to them also, if you look at the Shahada throughout the history of Islam, those who have died for Islam, have been willing to die for Islam. And this is something that no other religion in the world has. And a funny story about this is one
one of the times when she effusive essence when he came to Medina or maybe somewhere else in the kingdom, right when I sat with him, he mentioned to us a story about when he first became Muslim. He was a new Muslim, and he met this, this other American man who was asking about Islam, and his first question was about jihad. He said,
I don't know about you.
Okay, jazz, you know, it's a big thing. So he said, Let me talk about the other type of jihad, jihad, enough's, the big jihad, you know, we fight against the shape on is this. And the guy was listened to okay. He said, you know, but that's not what I want. He said these kids throwing the rocks in Palestine is what I want, you know, what is this? So she actually said I had no way to say anything. So for this is jihad, they're defending themselves so they've been himselves obviously, what they have is rocks, they don't have weapons. So there's been themselves what they have is Jihad defending defending the Muslim nation. So the guy was really impressed by this. He said, You mean
that you will be willing to die for your religion?
And the short term Yes, I would be willing to die for my religion. And he said, somebody said, I wish he said I wish I had a religion that I that I will be willing to die for. He said I would not be willing to cross the street from my religion to power look at the difference between Muslim and non Muslim. So this is one of the things that shows you throughout the history, those who have died, to hold on to this have to hold on to this truth to hold on to La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, and you'll see this throughout the history of Islam. I want to mention also the duality the Muslim in those who have called to Islam, from the from the duet, who have been through torture who
have been put in prison who have been killed just for so they could spread the message of Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah the true message. And I want to mention two examples of
two of the two ads of Islam who's the court of Islam. One of them was Suleyman, Souleymane.
Even Abdullah Muhammad Abdul Wahab Rahim Allah on him or Rahmatullah on him and his father and his grandfather, he has a famous book, does anybody know his famous book?
expansion, Peterborough, he wasn't called
the festivities shut up drama. They're married is the is the what the abridged version of tasty utilizes wilhemina which is the best explanation of the keytab to heat shift story, man, if you look at the books of ships with a man, you'll see somebody who was a major, major scholar. And also he was one of the ones who was very shady, very, you know, he was he strived to be from those who would
do and I'm gonna let him go, he would defend a culture that was good and forbid that was evil. And he hated that was his home. So when the Turkish army when they invaded their of Nigeria, and they captured them, and they want to kill them, before they executed checks to the man, they came to him. And they start to what play music in front of him and do all sorts of other things that will hold on to what just and he was hamdulillah he stood very firm, until they sprayed him rahimullah with a machine gun until he was executed that in that fashion. But just so they go what and he stood firm what he believed in it he then he could have what maybe asked for you know for this and you know my
national, okay, I'll be a good boy and stuff like this, you know, he was very firmly believed in. And he stood firm until What?
He was executed another person who was a very, I guess, you know, in this time anyway, he's somebody who was a bit controversial. But I want to I don't want to talk about the person here. I want to talk about the stance. And that is it's good to have Rahim Allah, when he was
just told all he has to do is go back and maybe you know, praise the government a little bit and go back on some of the things he said. Now you can imagine I want you to know put yourself in that situation. You have been calling to a certain message. And I like I said, and a lot of people will go sit, go to the dangerous guy. And I'm not talking about the gun talk about the stance. Okay. Now,
this man or him alone, he was asked to us to go back on a few things. He said, maybe praise the government will be at the Egyptian government. And they will let him go now he's about to be about to hang him. And think about this. I want you to be in this situation. No one. And even his sister came to him and she's also in prison him either or him. I think she's passed away if she's not been a model anyways, we say right. May Allah have mercy on the on the living and dead from us. She told him she went home, she was like, you know, it's not that bad. No, maybe maybe staying alive is more important. But he refused for him a lot because he had something he had him up there. He had a
principle that he believed in. And he said all I've been calling to all my life, I could just what it would go away from this. So he refused. And he was he was hung for that. So you'll see now people who are strove what they've had believed in and to hold on to the truth and the message of Islam. And this man actually became more popular. What after he was executed, and this is something that the non Muslims don't understand is they think they can execute us. They can put us in prison. When they do that we actually become heroes. Now somebody who's been killed for Islam, if you want to read his books and see what he's about. So now and also a lot of people, even though we don't agree
with what happened in 911, a lot of people became Muslims in the West. How do they become Muslims? They went read about Islam. She's 19 guys, obviously didn't the name of Islam. So they want to know what is this Islam
So they come in and they read about us now this is this is this good thing is it's the real thing. And this is why when we hold on to Islam, and we implement our Islam in our lives, and we're firm on it, this will actually call the enemies of Islam, or those who do not believe in Islam as being the correct religion. They'll stop wasting Wait a minute, if what these people had was not how it was not the truth? Would they be willing to go through such hardships for the religion? Why are they holding on so strong to this to all these difficulties? So they'll come to search and see what is this Islam in Allah subhanho wa Taala will open your hearts and then it will become from those who
used to fight Islam and go against Islam into those who shall who enter Islam it will be for my brothers in Islam in the lives of our aquatera
after that, it's important as we hold on to the hub that we stay firm upon it, because it's not significant what's important is not just to know the how and hold on to the beginning it's the what constantly stay firm upon it. And we can see this the importance of staying firm on the path and something we say as Muslims
17 times a day on the minimum
and the minimum or minimum 17 times a day. Who can tell me the answer
is the ultimate stuff
that we what we ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide us to the straight path shows the importance of what and then staying firm on after that
is the guidance to the path and then staying firm appointed how settle to lead in an entirely in the path of of those who rightfully got it from the this habit? Will the law Why don't we call it to the we asked last week do I 17 hours a day to stay firm upon that? Also, what was the duel the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to always make
the most as I'm setting myself
up I know.
Yeah, Allah will follow.
lb Allah Dini. And he's asking Allah tala The one who controls the hearts of the men to keep his heart firm on the religion and obviously is the profit of loss. Matan law has guided him he has forgiven his past and future sins. And to this He always makes two out of this he teaches what he teaches his oma to what say taters do out. And this is a do I used to sell the most or he would make solo ad he would sell them also to do either solid, or vanilla to palabra by the Eskimos to Montana to net What if their hearts go straight after they've been guided. And then after this emilija
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that those who are striving is the point those who strive for us that very will guide them to our ways that if we want to be successful and holding on to our Muslim identity, then what? We must strive for it, it's not gonna be easy. We must strive for it. And then at the end,
what would it last? What does he at the end? I
mean, the law, Mr. Machine Also, look, the last matar will be with us if we strive for him, and he'll make it easy for us. When the law what law and machine also those of you understand Arabic you see the beauty of this Arabic language so pauwela, the inner the tech eat, and then the lamb, lamb and mercy Subhan Allah, you see now the beauty of this Arabic a lot, and it confirms that he will, he will be with us, and assisting us subhana wa Taala if we strive for him subhanho wa Taala.
If we look at some examples of the striving, striving for the religion of Islam, look at Ibraheem
alehissalaam the story of Abraham and with it with his people look how he strove for a law. And look at this way he's what the Imam of the mohideen and go back to the Quran. Now he asked you to go back and look at the student before him and how he strove for Allah, Allah, Allah. Also, as you mentioned before, also Moosa
with his people, and our Prophet Mohammed says no with his people, how they, what they did to him, and Mecca. And when he went to Fife, when they threw the rocks at him, they had their kids go out in the streets and throw rocks at him, until he blood he bled, sallAllahu Sallam and his sandals were fulfilled or filled with blood. And you'll see now that he continued to strive for Islam, and he didn't take it personal, is another key point of this story of this facade. Is that the Prophet sallallahu sallam, what did he say when they when he was asked by the medical gbl? The Angel of the mountains to what if he went well, if they want him to close the two mountains on them and to what
destroy them? What did the prophecies that I'm saying what we say now, if we had that choice, somebody had done something to us. Somebody had their kids throw rocks at us. When we say yeah, goes into a, you know what I mean, on and on top of them, destroy them, all of them, was the president. He said loudly up
As Libyan when you
deprive something that will come from the offspring from their children, who will say later Allah, because the beloved prophet SAW Selim, he's done over him with what is oma la Salatu. Salam,
also, as we mentioned before, how the Sahaba how they strove for this religion, and the scholars of Islam after they came after them. And we talked about the striving,
the morality or the levels of striving for Islam.
Oh, she, first of all,
And this is something that was mentioned, maybe everybody know who those who said,
the original is there. But there's something for him? Well, I said before that, and this is where it was taken from this from the statement theme. And this is something that's installed and also anyways, is foundation. And that's why Michelle, you mentioned the importance of this. And if it was, if only last thing down this Sora to is to us, it would have been sufficient. The first thing is that we learned as Muslims, when we talk about striving is that we learn our religion. And unfortunately, a lot of Muslims today they've turned away from learning their religion. And we find a great ignorance of the Muslim Ummah, about the religion. And after we learn,
we must What? What's the next step?
After the afternoon,
okay, that was it.
then we act upon it, we implement it into our lives. Because love is not something we say on our tongues, it's something to implement. It's more about actions will happen in our lives. And after somebody has learned enough in his life, the next step is what
a doubt really, that he calls doing, that he calls to what he calls to this, he calls to this knowledge he calls to Islam, because somebody who lost my dad has blessed to know the beauty of Islam, and to have knowledge of Islam. And then to implement Islam in his life, he finds the hell out of him. And he finds the sweetness of Eman. And this caused him to what want to call other people to Islam. And that takes us to the fourth step, which is what a Silverado, Effie Subhanallah, because anybody who calls to this way, is going to be what tested to see if he's truthful or not, he's going to be tested to see is what he is he is what he's calling to, if he is true in or not.
And this is the way of all of a sudden, again, all the past the pious believers in Islam, and the people who found Islam implement Islam and call to Islam, that they have been tested. Anybody who wants to what do that he knows. And this is what we say, oh part of the game, if you're going to be if you're going to be from the dugout, then you're going to be you're going to be tested, may Allah make a strong, when we are tested during this, the next thing is that
in the Muslim identity, that we must strive to what purify our souls and to find this, this piece of this piece of heart in ourselves, because this affects when we are peaceful inside ourselves. This has an effect on our on us, first of all, and holding on to Islam into our Muslim identity. And secondly, it affects the others who see us. Now people realize now if you look at
and in the West,
how many psychiatry psychiatrists do you have in the West? I don't know about Canada, but I'm assuming, you know, not too far away from America. That the what the I read some of the statistics in America, that maybe a half or more of them, you know, American people, they have mental problems. Why? Because they're looking through the pleasures of the dunya in the wrong place. And we have the cure suppiler in Islam, but unfortunately, a lot of us, we don't implement it, we don't take advantage of it. Let's look at the cure. And how do we because there's anybody in the world is striving to find what? happiness, peace of heart. Now, when the people go out to the clubs, and they
they Boogie or whatever they do, you know, and they get drunk and high and whatever. What are they looking for? They're looking for happiness, when they for decades, and they do all this and, and no, they want to be happy. Now when when when the western woman she stands to ours in the mirror in the morning for she goes out, and she you know, puts on all these different clothes. She says, you know, she wants to be happy. She wants to feel good. All these people, people who want to gain all the money looking for happiness. But do they find it to this way?
Do they find it or not? No, they don't. What am I out of them decree for whom I shall not look at. Everything is everything we need. It's right there. Woman out on decrease and Allahu Masha Tanaka whoever turns away from my rivers, he will have a difficult life or a miserable life and this is the life unfortunately the non Muslims live because they're looking for something and they're not finding it through that. Even though the the fact the simple fact that a Muslim knows why he was created will mark up to genuine in Salah Abu Dhabi.
So now he knows why he was created. There's the non Western know why I was created.
He doesn't. And that's why I think I sweat in Toronto man, it's kind of cool here with these ladies Mashallah.
the Muslim he would know, he knows why he's created, he's able to what? Deal with the hardships of the dunya? Also the man with what other? Look how it affects us through and the Muslim community, whether in the east or even here, what is the suicide rate that we have?
Do we have suicide rate?
As there is every now and then you have somebody who might kill himself? Maybe, maybe it's there. But as the llama have also say, the scars of a soul that has shed light who Kumalo something that shed something it's rare. We don't even give it a ruling. We don't even look at it. It is it's very rare to find in our societies, however, you look in the Western societies, what are their suicide rates?
its major, major, big time. And I don't know about here in Canada, if you look in Europe, for example, or even in America, it's it's crazy, the suicide ratio find their why because they don't know why they're created. They're looking for happiness in the wrong place. And the only way out at the end is to what is to kill himself. And Jamaica when Bob Marley died, what did they do? They went up to the buildings and threw themselves off the buildings because there's no life without Bob. So this now we see the difference of Islam. And we because we know, I mentioned that when I tell if he wants to, then when I give lectures there, I talk about this issue, that
if we were to bring the Westerners to Sudan, I'm not talking about the people who who have, you know, they come like the UN would have to have a certain nationality, anytime they can leave someone who comes and can't leave like the Sudanese they have to stay there. I say, what do you think they will do the good they take it in Sudan, I say that I think if the Westerners were to move us to that, I think all of them will commit suicide, the majority of them because life is rough, it's difficult. But in Sudan, we have no suicide rate. The people because they know, it's a certain amount of time, it's done. Yeah, he's being tested. It's from the pillar to the dunya. He's patient
at the end, get a handle on shala hopefully, it's off the agenda, inshallah, at the end, so just, this is something different between us. We know we're here for a test, we're here for a short period of time, and our focus is what and the outcome. Also.
When you look for the, the What do you call the peace of heart.
And you look to for this is through what Allah basically
took my nofollow, through the remembrance of Lhasa Matata, through implementing the religion of Allah, to read the Koran will find this, but through other ways, you will not find it. So if you want to hold on to our Muslim identity, we have to have any reflect on these points in our lives. And we know why we created we know what we're here for. And our last month I look at these verses where last month has led
multiple higher to why
he will come home.
Now, a lot smetana He's the one who created life and death. Why? So we can test you to see which one of you is what best in his deeds. So Muslim gnosis is here to be tested, and to see what he's going to do, and who is the best in deeds. Also.
If you look at this Hadith, and this Hadith, as somebody who I'm a speaker, now, when I go places, sometimes you know, I pray in a certain machine, I find myself I have to get up and talk. And so then ever since in Arabic, so this had the it saved me several times.
As the Hadith of the prophecy, somebody says, given the Umbrella Movement, and he said something and he the the strangeness of the of the affair of the believer, find
that all of his work.
Anything that happens to a believer is what is good, it's
that if he is what he's if he's afflicted with something, he's patient, sober, mechanically in a level that he's patient, so it's good for him. And if he's given something that's good, he went check out that he thinks the last month or so it was good for him. And this is only for the believer as it came in the hadith of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I'll tell you two funny stories about this. The first time that I went to when I left Medina and came back to Sudan and fasted outside of Sudan for 13 years wanting Kuwait and about 12 months early Arabia so even though it's hotter there in the in the Gulf, it is you know, the air conditions you don't really feel like
you're fasting and that's why one of my friends is grandmother, she's very old and and she's uh, she doesn't really know much about Islam but she was there with her daughter in Saudi Arabia. And she felt the whole month of Ramadan there and as soon as she came back in like, it was after Hydro and she was so mad that she came back to Sudan and when she came back she started to fast every day so that people were Why are you fasting when she said fasting Ramadan?
And she said you fasted Ramadan in Saudi Arabia, didn't you? Like Yeah, but that's not a real fast that all my life she's been in see she's been in Sudan where it's very hot and is very difficult. That was too easy. It's not real fast. She said, I'm gonna redo my fast again, you know, she's obviously is accepted.
But she wants to real fast where she can feel it in Sudan. So you feel the past in Sudan, it's it's very, very difficult Believe me, you know, so during this year, I didn't get any I put a request into the the people, the brothers who I was working with at a time to get an air condition. I just got I just come in, I didn't have the ability to buy one. So I got the okay from the, from the administration, but I didn't get the money until the 29th of Ramadan. So even though I bought it, it didn't really do anything good. Because at the end of Ramadan, so, and in the electricity just kept cutting off during these days, you know, no AC, and then electricity cuts off and it's just so hot
and you're so thirsty. It was so difficult, you know, and then I want to pray with one of them. Michelle Juma. My brother picked me up and he said, Why don't we go to shift so and so. And that's quite nerve right there. And I kept getting phone calls to give talks to her. And I said, No way I can't do it. I'm gonna die, you know. So I go to the masjid. And, and the second football. He's on the mend. Bonnie says that hamdulillah today, we have our brother in Islam, and alcl father, so and so So, so, coming from America. So the dose we have the lesson we have after June, the Juma football today is going to be for him. Actually, wow, I just didn't, I didn't know where to hide. And this is
something I couldn't get out of, obviously, you know, I'm always on the podium. So I have to get up and have no idea what I'm gonna talk about, you know. So I thought as I was laying in my room the other day that I thought about this heady algebra level movement, and I started to look you know, what is good. And being in the middle of Ramadan, all this heat,
no electricity, the water cut off, as well as the good in this attempt allows able to any benefits, about 40 different benefits. I'm just sitting back thinking about this Hadeeth. So this was my talk. And it was they liked it is very interesting, because there's a lot of things actually, you can benefit, you might think that wow, you can't benefit from that. But you can also another time at the beginning this Ramadan. One of our machines,
who is the leader of the mosque, where I'm at, he's the Imam and he's one who was gives all the lessons you know, we do our thing on the side to help out but he's the he's the main man unfortunately been sick
during his let these last few months mail out to him. And he's going back and forth to Holland and to Germany, a drain trying to
look for a cure and she hasn't found it yet. So he's very sick. So he shouldn't even have been in the machine on the first night away. He came in. He said tonight that Kadima between the forecasts and the talk, it's yours.
I said, Oh, man, you know what I talked about, and I didn't have anything on my head. And then we come to pray. And they added on for air conditions there. Ramadan, we didn't have enough air condition. And on the first day, the ones we had even that wasn't enough, none of them were working. So we're just gonna in you know, this, the sweat, sweat, sweat, and it's just so difficult, you know? So, once again, this hadn't saved me, you know, as I'm walking out, what am I talking about? I see that there's some benefits in this. Like I said, we sweat like this. And we're standing like this, we think about what YOLO gamma, we're going to be standing in front of last month on Fridays.
So this idea was was a way out. For me, once again, I was able to give a short talk about that, about reminding ourselves about any of the things that that dunya that we didn't have tonight, and then also about what that great day was standing last month, tada, it will be covered in our sweat, by the bad deeds that he's doing this dunya how bad or bad they were, the sweat will keep coming up until some of us will eventually almost drowned from the sweat because of the bad deeds and a great day, may Allah protect us all from that.
After that, we must, if we want to hold on to our Muslim identity, realize the reality of this lover of this life. And we mentioned several things about that. And this is also something that separates the Muslim from the non Muslim, as we mentioned, is that we know why we're here. We know why we're here and what we're trying to do and where we're trying to go. And this helps us hold on to our Muslim identity. And then last but not least,
that we must be from those who constantly return to the UK to the truth.
When we want to hold on to our Muslim identity. And this can be in two main ways. If somebody has fallen into something that's innovation, something that's not from the sooner and he learns this, he must immediately what
do you mean one,
repent and go back to the sooner if he if he's made better, and the religion is elevated something that religion, he must immediately what returns to the sooner once he learns this. And subpanel I met some brothers recently, and I found that they were What?
Following a certain school, or a mishap and fit. And they were following you know, even the things that are weakened, and this meant that they were booming, and I was like, Man, that's really that's deep, you know, so no, I don't become Muslim. sooner. No, no Muslims. So ask them you said we're debating this. I said, so now you're gonna tell me that if you find a Hadith,
which goes against what you learned in this method, you won't take from the Hadith. Like no, who are we brother to who was the mom statement? And it was clear, the bruxism says this. And these emails they tell you that you must take from the idea of the promise that they sell them. So who are we to understand that we must be humble and
Now if you find something is not against, it's not authentic that you have been doing as a Muslim, something has gone against the Sunni, you must immediately pencil off metalla and follow the Sunnah. And also repenting from what?
And going back to the truth and what
do we send as Muslims?
How can you send all of us in the process so khulumani, Adam, have bought in to a boon. And all of the children have named mistakes with the best of those who make mistakes, or those who work
to avoid those ones who repent. And last one was Allah, He said that he loves a to been
also once again, the Arabic language, the importance, I went with some of the brothers and I don't want to you know, ruin the brothers sales in the bookstores. But
I went with the brothers and I, we saw everything there's an English now, and I said is a good thing in a way. In other words, a very bad thing. because everything's in English people get what?
lazy, they don't want to learn Arabic. And you'll never understand Islam properly if you don't know Arabic. And it was something all throughout the history of Islam, that anybody any Muslim, had what had Arabic all throughout the world now in China.
If you go to some areas you'll find out and they have tombstones and tombstones obviously is not from Islam, but just to give an example on their tombstones. It's all written in Arabic. What does that show you?
What does it show you where we came from that
they knew Arabic In Arabic from that also from the training scripts, the multiple dot that we have in America and some universities from the slaves who were stolen from their land written in which language Arabic also shows you the Muslims know Arabic and almost around you used to know Arabic before the colonization came and forced them to learn French and English and what have you. And you'll find all throughout the world this is a situation where Muslims knew Arabic So you must know Arabic. So he didn't say any it's a been a thorough been was it to be mean those who constantly what fall into sin but they weren't. they repent Subhan Allah and also in the Hadith in Sahih Muslim with
the prophet SAW Selim said
they would lay their limb to the Buddha they have a low become Aleta comin up a boon for your film, that if you do not repent or if you do not make sense, then a law would any get rid of us and come with what people who make sense. And then they ask for his forgiveness. And he forgives them because through a seeking
the repentance of a large swath of the Toba from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We see the implementation of the towheaded smmc Fatah we worship Allah subhanaw taala through his names and attributes, and we see that he is the Rahim of a fool the Karim the will dude.
He's the one led you have an afro, as it came in the Hadith. And Ramadan, as you all know, the hadith of Asia. So we see this is the beauty of these names, these attributes and implementation through our acts of worship, when we call and we repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala constantly from our sense, and I'm going to end
with a verse
where it shows you the reality of this world also part of what Allah says, Well ladina either falou fashion over the moon, for
those who have done that which is immoral, or they have what oppressed themselves how they oppress themselves.
By what by sending and doing that, which is they have not been ordered and what have you shortcomings. What are they what do they do? What are the last ones that I said pay attention, that kind of law, they remember lots of hundreds and
they remember lots of panel attallah as they're making this sin is the first thing. The second thing like a law, that's totally the new beam suppiler law, they immediately remember Allah subhana wa Tada. They said, all of a sin. None of us are perfect. Those who see Michelle who are practicing, it's not evidence that they have sins. But the difference is what when you make that sin, you remember last supernodes Allah, you remember the day of judgment, you remember going to be held accountable. You remember you're going to be you're going to see these sins, on the scale on the Day of Judgment.
And then you remember law and then what repent for your sins, and then pay attention to beauty of the Quran will make you fear that will be in the law. And the in the middle of this a lot reminds us about the importance of to heat the points of to heat and he says we'll make a list from the left part f into heat, where a law says who forgives the sense of the law supanova Tada reminding us, our hearts should only be attached to who?
To a law.
We only return and repent to who to a law. We don't need to go to the grave of some pious person like some ignorant
Do ignorant people do in Muslim nations or as the Christians do when they go to the, the the priests for confession, we go straight to a law or law reminds us of this when he says when we have a little bit of law, these people have nothing they can do nothing for us. And the only person who will do something for us is the law supine, what's Allah and then pay attention to the third point.
While I'm you see, this is important, they don't continue to do that. Once you've done all of us are gonna fall, have shortcomings and fall into sin, or any what's important is they will not continue on this one. I'm assuming
that we do not continue to do this, we stopped there. So that's three points. First of all, that they remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then that they weren't as particular as beginners, and then let's continue to fall into that sin or getting to do that sin. They leave it as immediately and make Toba to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This shallows what I want to remind myself and my brothers of when the keys of holding on to a Muslim identity and saying, Who am I as a Muslim, and these these things that will help us holding on to our Muslim identity and being strong in our Islam. And Allahu Allah wa salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad