The Islamic Personality – Episode 32
Channel: Abu Usamah At-Thahabi
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The âMODERATEâ View Concerning Saudi Arabia
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today shall lines which is going to be the last class that we're going to have in Sharla until after they're eat tomorrow
many of us will be traveling to hij
and as a result of that, we're going to even suspend tonight's class in sha Allah concerning the 40 Hadith of the Islamic personality.
Few things I would like deal with very quickly
and the first one is that we are now in the sacred month
Ville hedger, the moon has been cited.
And then that last month that we just finished is located
the 11th month of the Islamic calendar and it's also a sacred month.
I want to remind you brothers and remind myself my family members my children that Eliza gentle mentioned about these sacred months. Last Dudley movie hidden and full circle.
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when you come to the masjid, the masjid has a homer or a sacred nature to it, that you behave in the masjid in a way that you don't behave outside.
When you go to the marketplace, the marketplace is the most behaved it is the most hated please to Allah. Because the things that are going on in the marketplace and I have Bill de la de la Mosad Judo ha ha ha ha ha. A swappa my most beloved places to alarm the earth of the messages and the most hated places the soap, the marketplace, the bizarre, and the bizarre people are talking now people are lying people are stealing people forget about Allah, they're cheating each other and so on and so on. What but in the messages people are close to a lot they making the dhikr of Allah they praying, making Toba Kryon so just as certain places are more sacred than others, certain times and
more sacred. We are in a sacred month. So therefore we have to make Jihad all of us you young brothers, as Muslims, part of being a Muslim, is that you say okay, I'm in a sacred month.
And the sacred month is not like the months that are not sacred. So you have to remember that when you swear when you curse whatever you're doing in this month, his biggest problem this month is more sacred than Ramadan. So from alarm, we're going to try to act be better and we should do with fasting. But this month is more sacred than Ramadan. So sacred month.
With that being the case, just want to mention a few things to you
and go into hij
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the name of a lot and talk about and and tell people about it. Not to feel better than anyone. So if you have an opportunity to make hij consider yourself to be favored, and I've never been everybody's making hij many people we have never made Hajj before.
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the person who's making Hutch and the one who makes ombre. And the one who is making jihad, FISA be the lat, the real jihad in Islam. Now this craziness that some people are calling jihad, we always have to make that clear. We don't endorse these crazy people Boko Haram. Chabad of Somalia, we don't support these people, ISIS al Qaeda, we don't support this nonsense. But we can get away from the Hadith that the Prophet is telling us I'm sharing with you. Southern light who said anybody who performs high or he's making Amara or is making jihad. They are the wife of Allah, the delegation of a lot like delegation that goes to the United Nations delegation goes to this country, that country
to Mecca a delegation goal of scholars to listen and to make decisions
Most people in delegation of a lot, a lot, invited them to his house or invited them to jihad. They answered the invitation. So as a result of that they may meet to add to Allah and Allah answered the door.
So in the month of the hedger, the sacred month, and a person who is going to make hij again this year inshallah I want to make do and ask allies, as well generally to put Islam between the Muslims
to protect the Muslims from fighting each other all over the place we are fighting, the Prophet says on the light of the sending them.
I may do odd to learn X to laugh at three things that gave me two and he didn't give me one. I asked him not to allow my own mind to be overwhelmed and destroyed by a flood. Like what happened to Noah's people, the whole people were decimated. That would never happen to our woman. He said and asked a lot and made sure that he never allows an external enemy to come into destroy my community. So our community will never be destroyed in its entirety. Some Muslims will be destroyed and defeated here and there. But the home No, he said I axed allies regional, not to allow the infighting between my community to be, you know, passionate and hot. But the lighting Give me that.
And this is why you look in any Muslim country of Sudan everywhere we come from Muslim country and wherever you find Muslims, massage it, even in Europe, wherever you are, even if we're the minority, you'll find Muslims fighting each other. These groups, all of these groups are fighting each other. They're fighting each other families fighting each other. So in the sacred month, and inshallah we're going to be a pilgrim and we're gonna make this duel over there. We ask a lot to take the fighting away from our community. And even those people want to insist on fighting and they want to insist on, you know, drama, we ask Allah to save the Ummah from the evil.
You know, in this message at the mercy of Allah Latif, the Dow here
is the Dow of the Kitab in the sun. The way the companions of this religion understood that tab in the Sunnah, read the alignment. Perfection is only with Allah. There is no perfect mission in the world. There is no perfect organization in the world. There is no perfect human being the world. Everybody has good points and some bad points. Some people more good points and bad some people more bad than good. I believe this machine in this organization has more good than bad, but they're not perfect, by the way is abdulhadi annual ID
and Imam Abu hanifa mentioned in the Sahel Hadith for Madhavi. If the Hadith is authentic, then that's my method. And this is what we are upon inshallah. inshallah, one of the most important principles of Al Hadith, one of the most important principles of a set a fee is being together in this.
But I don't dislike you because you're black, or you're Arab, or you're rich or you're poor, you're from here, you're from there.
Even if we have issues that we don't agree on, we have to try to understand each other, give each other excuses and we have to do our best whenever possible, to remain united. It's like your families, you have brothers and sisters, it is not acceptable for your family to be divided amongst yourself. Something's wrong with you. You may fall out with your brother with your sister with your auntie with your cousin, but at some point, you have to come together and that's why the Prophet sallallaahu Selim allowed three days you're gonna be upset with the person.
But after three days, you have to say as somebody coming up to make peace, one of the most important or soul of this religion, principles of this religion maqasid that this religion, goals and objectives, unity amongst the Muslims, not unity, just the word unity unity, but this one is cursing the companions, how can we be united with Him? unity unity, unity, and this one is worship and other than Allah, unity, unity, unity, and this one in his Arpita he says, Allah is not in the heavens, allow him away here is and we can't be united like that. We'll have to do our best to be united. The truth the keytab in the sun, too many I
talk about that. I say that because unfortunately a honey we have some people in our community who aren't the understanding that they get close to a law by dividing each other
Some people divide because the color. This is north Somali, less South Somali, different tribes. This is Rwanda over here. So you have the two T's, and you have the who T's who tu tu tu tu t like that, over here. Some people do that. And that's usually just ignorance. But some people they divide amongst themselves based upon their religion. I don't like the way you are. I'm on the Kitab in the Sunni shala and against people on the guitar and this and that it's not permissible. And then I had the nerve to come before the people and I say, I'm setting up I'm setting up, but I'm dividing myself from people unnecessarily. So I want to deal with an issue today in Shanghai's region.
Because when I travel, I don't know if I'm ever going to come back again. I have to make this issue very clear a few weeks ago, I think it was two weeks ago, we did the lecture about the Islamic character of staying away from Carrie and tilde is called the Mima where a person goes to this person and take some speech from them. And then they go over to that person say he said this about you and this and that, and this and that. And then they say something and he takes it back and in order to make fitna between the Muslims. There's a major sin. The Prophet says some lady was sending them that the one who does this will be punished lawyer told Jenna No, ma'am. The one does is will
not go to the gentleman. We gave a class about that two weeks ago, you can check it out.
I was given a private discussion between myself and two other brothers. And I found out who did it today I found out who did it. I was talking privately with two brothers, and one of them was recording me. And I didn't know.
And while recording me, I was talking about an issue. That was very clear. What I was saying.
And what I was saying was that Saudi Arabia, the country, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia is a country that is unique and Ellis lamb and in the world today.
It is the bedrock of Ellis lamb, Mecca and Medina. in that country, Saudi Arabia.
They call it the heart I mean,
so they're the people who are responsible for Mecca, Medina,
and they have done a lot for the pilgrims in the past, and they continue to do a lot for the pilgrims today.
Those of us who are going to make Hutch, this year in sha Allah, if you compare the hijab this year with hijab 2030 years ago, like the difference between the night and the day. And that's because the Saudi Arabian government, they've spent a lot of money to facilitate ease for the Hajj, to be responsible for those two messages in LS lab, to give a safety and security to keep it clean, make it accessible for people to go.
As it relates to
the Hajj. The Muslim families that were affected in New Zealand, when their relatives were killed, Saudi Arabia, the government, they're bringing all of those people to perform hijab free this year, standing in solidarity and solidarity and support and then people.
Another thing about this place I'm telling these brothers in private discussion, is that the good things about Saudi Arabia.
I went to Saudi Arabia when I became a Muslim. Before I went to Saudi Arabia before I went, I was a new Muslim in America. I was with a group of Muslims who were indigenous to America called the American Muslim Michigan, African most African American Muslims, but they didn't have a lot of knowledge. And they weren't praying as soon as they didn't give a lot of concern for the Sunnah. If you did Sunni prayers, some of these people were ridiculing you and say, What do you an Arab, you don't sing their prayers fast. And on Monday and Thursday, some of them would say what you want to get on a camel, you're going to bring sand in your house, this highly interested The sooner and I
knew something was wrong. I said, I can't be with these people just because they have clean America. The leader didn't impress me when he used to talk I didn't understand what he was telling us and I wanted to slam. So I found the brothers who enjoy not to believe I said these brothers know the sooner but when I was with them, I realized they didn't know what they were doing. They know what they were talking about to this very day. Not too bleak. Some people are sincere, but they don't have knowledge.
The books that they rely on for the most part to believe in nisab for by law, books filled with innovation. So what am I seeing that go find the whole fight? No good. Then I say I'm not saying that. But anyone who's listening to me just
Mata to believe is not a Gemini that you will learn your religion. So when I was with them, I realized this is not what I wanted to. I need to allow a lot.
I'm not going around in America, and I want to know this religion open up the door, I want to go and learn that language, learn my religion. He blessed me and I went to Saudi Arabia, and my interview and they brought me the I was at 21 years old, 22 years old 1986.
When I went to Saudi Arabia before going, it was common, it was common. This brother and his wife, that brother and his wife, his brother, and his wife, his brother, and his wife, his brother's wife, you have a lunch or dinner, we all sit at the table together, and we eat and we talk. That's how it was when I became a Muslim. That's our community. When I went to Saudi Arabia, I saw there was a separation between men and women in this society.
It's not like that anywhere else in the world. on that level, some of the other countries in the Gulf states are similar, but where you come from, most of us Libyans, Egyptians, Africans, US Somalis. And I believe that the Somali community wherever I've been in the world, generally, the hijab of the Somali community, wherever you go, generally is better than every other group of people, generally speaking,
but it's not like it is in Saudi Arabia. So we learned and we benefited from that. Because we saw that in the environment we were in, we would not allow our women to sit with our friends and our wives together. That's the benefit we took from that environment.
Another example is the generosity they call an Arabic
proverb, Mohammed said, sallAllahu Sallam in Canada in Billahi min ash fell to your column D for anyone who believes in LA last day, let him be generous to his guests. I know generosity in American in UK, you know, you can be nice to your guests. But when I went to Saudi Arabia, that's when I saw the generosity of the Arabs
and wherever the Arabs are, in Shan, Egypt, wherever Iraq, they are in a high level of Khurram is from the Shem of the Arab. During the time of the Prophet before in Jamia, there's a man his name is had to abort. He's well known for his generosity.
There was a man, a real man in Mecca. And we talked about him his name is Abdullah.
It was just an hour mother's or I should say Muslim era so love to live in New Jersey and he used to feed the pilgrims used to feed the pilgrims. He was so generous, but he died before you came and you gave Dawa. What is a lot going to do to him he died I'm coughing *, but he did all of that good. They said that this man. The pilgrims who made pilgrimage he had big past he was Florida camels to give for free to the pilgrims before and j Leon is that the pots was so big that the people were cooking the food if you're not careful, you will fall in and get burned to death. Because the pots were so big. Yeah, it also law what's going to happen to him. The Prophet says some lady was sending
them in a woman this hobbit nada. He's from the hellfire. They are no Lamia, young women daddy rubber filly karate karate yo Medina. Allah forgive me for my mistakes yo mo Kiana. So that Heidi it goes to show courage didn't believe in your mo Kiana. They believed in Allah. They believed in the melodica. They believed in some of the other prophets. They believed in some of the books, they didn't believe in Yeoman. They didn't believe in that at all. So that's showing that man is in Hellfire because he didn't believe but it also goes to show his generosity and Jamelia.
So when I went to Saudi Arabia, I saw the generosity of the Arabs. That doesn't mean African Muslims don't have generosity, no. Muslims from Turkey, Muslims from Uzbekistan, Muslims from Pakistan, all Muslims have this but not on the level of the Arabs in general. I saw that Saudi Arabia. As a result of that, we started to be generous to people because that was our environment. We learned that from the benefit of being in a society. shade of Islam. The blue team has a really good and important book. The book is called it the law.
A certain Mr. Team, following the right path, and being different from the people in the Hellfire, meaning the non Muslims. And the book is just talking about the danger of a
billion shrieking, resembling the non Muslims and this is an important issue for our children and all of us living in Europe. We have to hold on to our Islamic identity
When we talk about being in the UK, and multiculturalism and things like that, we're all for that, but not at the expense of you losing who you are. Your name, your culture, where you come from your religion, we have to hold on to this kid has to grow up knowing I'm a Muslim, so forth and so on. So he talked about entertainment in that book many times how, if you are in an environment that is good, the environment will help you. Like the man who killed 100 people. And he wanted to make Toba, the angel said, leave that environment where you killed 100 people because it's helping you to do that, and go to an environment with the people worshipping a lot. So if you're in a good
environment, with good people, it'll help you be good. If you're in a bad environment with bad people to help you do bad.
I was in an environment that was showing me Muslims wherever you go, Muslims in the north in Nigeria, in Accra, Ghana, wherever you go, there are Muslims there when you get there, you become better behaved because Muslims are there.
So we benefited a lot. When I was in Medina for eight years, I never bought meat for anything. Because the neighborhood that I lived in the neighborhood I lived in, my neighbors used to send us meat because we were students. And being from America being a river, they liked that they respected that. That was the generosity and the kernel. We benefited from that.
So as a result of that, I wanted to make it very simple, plain and clear. I owe a debt of gratitude to the country that's called Saudi Arabia. And I think we all do
because they've spent money on this machine. Greenland. Greenland was purchased this building by Chevron Islam disease have been bass
over 30 something years ago, he gave something 50,000 pounds to one of the leading families here from Pakistan. They bought this building and it became the murkiness of atleti. That money came from Saudi Arabia.
So this idea that says men Lim Yesh, Quran as lemmya Shaquille in law, whoever doesn't think a lie, he has not think that people have to be grateful and thankful for what happened to me personally in Saudi Arabia, I learned Arabic, I learned the sooner
I was able to live in a Muslim country, they were the sweetest days of my life, are lacking.
So what used to happen here in the UK, some of our brothers who believe in tech fear took fear of the leaders took feet of the whole can. He's a Cathy's a Catherine. They are really against Saudi Arabia. So what happened was we say, No, we can't make two feet of the Muslims like that you make to feed with knowledge. They say you guys are puppets of Saudi Arabia. Now, I'm not a puppet of Saudi Arabia. I don't believe that Saudi Arabia is the latha. I don't believe the lead of Saudi Arabia is the middle meaning all Muslims have to give them bad? No, do I say that Saudi Arabian Saudi Arabians are from the Malacca. They have challenges they have good, they have bad, but I'm saying, as a
Muslim, we have to appreciate the role that that plays in that country and that government plays in LA slack. That's what I believe like it like a hater will hate it. That's what I believe. But I do not believe this is my host country. I'm living in the UK. I do not believe that. I have to get on that minibar and get before you and praise Saudi Arabia and say that society is beautiful. And we have to I don't believe that. No one should I use this microphone or that member to say they're bad and look what they're doing in this. No, because we have our own issues right here. We have our own issues right here. issues right under your nose, like your child, how to stay married, LGBT l q, all
of this stuff. We have real issues. What do I look like as a teacher, a DI preoccupying people with Saudi Arabia like that? But what I'm saying is, personally, as a release to all of the Muslim countries, and I've been to most of them. I didn't see any Muslim country better than Saudi Arabia. Does that mean it's perfect? No, I don't say that. I don't say that. But if you compare them with the other Muslim countries, you don't find what you find there. You don't find it. I lived it. I saw it. I know. I've been to other countries. You don't have that. And Saudi Arabia. There is an appreciation in the love and the support for tawheed. You go to some of the Muslim countries, Arabs
and other than that, you'll find graves that have been worshipped other than Allah,
graves, Muslims, all kinds of shifting Cofer, and that place you don't find it like that.
So what happened?
I was talking to these two brothers between myself and them. And one of them was recording me. And I said to him, I said, Listen, what I just told you is what I said. And then I said, but as it relates to Saudi Arabia, that doesn't mean we have to superimpose Saudi Arabia on our community. Because we have a group of people claim they're on the soudan incentive fee of the volet. They are of the opinion.
Islam in the Sunnah is everything Saudi Arabia does. And if Saudi Arabian is in doing it is not Islam, and the sooner so therefore, if, as a speaker, I wanted to criticize any of the rulers in Islam today, the rule of Turkey, the ruler of Qatar, the ruler of Egypt, if I wanted to accuse them and talk back, they wouldn't say anything. It wouldn't be a problem. It's okay. Even I heard some of them do that. And some of the ships did that.
But as soon as you say, Saudi Arabia, this, or the government that you had expelled from a senate here, and I was telling these brothers, this is not true, and it's not correct.
This is not true. And it's not contract. Correct, because Saudi Arabia is not synonymous with Sophia. And Sophia is not synonymous to Saudi Arabia, recognize and respect in the position and the virtue that they have over us is one thing. But saying everything about them is selfie, is that another thing?
So I told those brothers and a guy who was recording me without my knowledge, I told those brothers and they said, I used to wear soap, because when I was a student, we started wearing robes. I went to Saudi Arabia as a new student. I had corduroys on and I had a brown sweater similar to the sweaters that were popular back then that Bill Cosby used to wear. I went there dressing like that with tins, because as I used to dress, but because I lived there a years, I put the clothes on of the environment that I was in. So we went back to America and we came back to the UK. And we started giving Dawa, the brothers and sisters who heard our dour. They started putting phobes on because
they were those thoughts, our women to this day dress and he jabbed you badly carving gloves similar to what they do in Saudi Arabia.
That was the benefit that our community Agim people accepted Islam that was from the benefit of mixing that place. So I was telling those brothers Listen, I don't wear thobe anymore. Because of those brothers who believe they believe you have to dress with a Shimano with a good raw data dress with a thobe, like Saudi Arabia to be said, if you're not, I stopped dressing like that. And I put on the clothes of the people of the continent where I come from, to reconnect with my own people. And to get away from that, to show people, my students and other people, you don't have to be a good troll or thought to be set up. You can dress like Sudanese dress if you want, like people in West
Africa dress, and you can dress like Europeans if you want pants and shirts and things like that. But I said that they can record it that
make a long story short, I mentioned something. And this was the big thing that they got.
I was talking about the leader of Saudi Arabia, and I said,
I don't have anything to do with the leader, nor the leader before him, meaning and I made it clear, clear that I don't have to come back to my community and talk about as the leaders, good leaders good or bad, it doesn't have anything to do with our community.
And those people recorded that. And they put it on the internet. They cut off the speech that went before. And the speech that went after, which puts what I said in context, because they know if they can get me saying, I don't have anything to do with that King, I have nothing to do with that king or the one before him, meaning meaning I'm not going to call my community in busy my community with that for what has nothing to do with our reality. But they got me saying that they cut that off, before and after. And for your information today, I found out who did it.
I found out who did it.
Now I came here today to clarify and make it very clear how I think about Saudi Arabia when I think about Saudi Arabia, you hurt Saudi Arabia is not perfect, but it's the best Muslim country that we have on the face of the earth. That's my opinion. And that was the opinion of those scholars we love we honor we respect the scholars who call to the sous chef Alan pan, even Baz his people like to have no fame meaning shipmonk bill people like that is what they said and this is what I saw
But I'm not going to come and politicize my data and make that the issue. No, no way, it's not going to happen. So I want to make it clear for the people who don't know me, because if a person knows me, like my students and other people around the world, if and when they hear that clip that was put out, if they hear it, people know me, then they say, Now, where is the Columbia for and where is the column after even the climate itself, you can hear and understand what I'm talking about. But people who don't know me sincerely may not I don't know. But as for the brothers, who taught against me because of that, it's because they see me as an enemy.
And they're not sincere. And this is in the sacred months, bad, bad happening.
And this is the fighting that's going on with us unnecessarily. But I just want to make that very, very clear that that thing was doctored. And when I talked to the brother who did it, he apologized very profusely, and I believe he was sincere. And he took it down, you won't be able to find it. So if you go to look for it right now is not the so a sign of his sincerity, took it down right away. You know what I said to him?
I said to him, listen, I forgive you. We don't put this behind us. I forgive you unconditionally, unconditionally, but I have a condition. And that is you coming to visit me in Liverpool, or in Birmingham, and we're going to break bad bread. And we're going to hook and we're going to really get it behind us. Because I want that brother to use his platform for the sooner he's trying to be on the sooner. But brothers are young, they're fighting people. They want to fight this that. You said, okay, because it's better to deal with him in that way, then to come here today and blow his back out and tell you who it was. And when everybody don't listen to this brothers YouTube clips,
because he's a tan shade bond. No, he's a young brother, you made a mistake.
And he apologized for it. And he took it down. So this is a clarification for the one who doesn't know, whoever is here. You go away. And you tell the people we're not here what I just told you, but I want you to focus on something especially my students, the people who talked and made a big deal that I'm against the hokum of the Muslims.
Why didn't they say why didn't they say what was the Columbia for was the claim after
is because by hook or crook, those speakers with the whole act, want to put people down. And we want to confuse the Chabad has nothing else to do with anything other than that. So stay balanced and whiny. And anybody who's listening to me, you youngsters, we put a lot of energy into what's going on in Saudi Arabia. Some people all they do is complain. This person was invited, that person was invited, and we give hope. buzzin lessons about that. Saudi Arabia is not perfect. It's not perfect. I didn't say it was perfect. I said it's the best Muslim country that we have today. We acknowledge that we recognize that make do off all Muslims, and we do what our issues, but I'm not against the
whole can of the Muslims. And a proof of that is that I told those brothers who recorded my stuff. These will add these brothers, everything Saudi Arabia is right. So you could talk about Turkey, Qatar, you could talk about Egypt, because they one must be mean this that that. But you can talk about I said no. We can't talk about any of the hokum of Al Islam, whether it's Saudi Arabia of in Saudi Arabia, these brothers think the only Lama in the world are from Saudi Arabia. Anybody here from Gambia, you from Gambia Put your hand up from Gambia. They're already in Gambia. Anybody here from Senegal, Senegal, there earlier man synagogue, anybody here from Pakistan?
There Rama in Pakistan and Egypt, in Libya.
So all of the Muslim world, Aladdin make it wadge have upon us to only look to the venom of Saudi Arabia.
And that's what I was telling the brothers. So this is what I wanted to tell you brothers in a way of just making that clear. And then we have this other issue of the moon sighting. The moon sighting was seen today in Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Muslim world. So today is the first day of the first day in the month of Ramadan in the month of Ramadan. Sometimes Saudi Arabia say we saw the moon tonight. Some of us don't follow that.
Some of us don't follow that. And that's a sign. We don't follow Saudi Arabia and everything that they say they do.
Saudi Arabia Mecca and Medina they pray 20 rakaat in Ramadan and Mecca and Medina. How many rakaat in Ramadan total? We do we pray here? Anybody know?
How many records in Ramadan? Do we pray here?
eight plus 389 1011 we pre 11 because of our issues. So the point is, can someone come and say, well they do it in Saudi Arabia, we have to do it here. That's not a deal against us. That's not a judgment against us.
No, that's not a virgin that delete that they do it in Saudi Arabia.
Yes, in the car in the Mecca, Medina they pray 20 Raka 20 and those 20 rakaat that they pray to 20 Raka that they pray for? Those 20
they have delivered for that they have delivered for that. But it just goes to show you're not forced to follow sanary but and verhaeghe if another country said we didn't see the moon we're gonna follow Saudi Arabia for good hedger because the pilgrims have to be on arafat and the ninth and the pilgrims have to do this on the day that they say you can't be a day later after everybody goes out of fact you go the next day because you didn't see the moon No, you have to follow Saudi Arabian as a proof that they have a position whether you like it or not. So be balanced. We have those people who they hate Saudi Arabia like when Ramadan comes some people just don't believe if Saudi Arabia
say we saw the moon people say we're not following it. Because they are not serious about citing the moon. Now you can be like that. So you can be extreme in your love for something. Everything about Saudi Arabia is the truth. And you can be extremely your hatred for something Saudi Arabia has no hire at all. Because I would think brother, if any one of you How many of you have been to Mecca and Medina how many fundamental Medina Put your hand up in Mecca Medina, I guarantee when allies Island Allah if someone came and gave you an opportunity and said here you can go live in Saudi Arabia as opposed to live in anywhere else in the world. It could be in Mecca or Medina other places. Most
people don't say yes. Okay.
Most people, and it's not perfect, that people don't say Yes, okay. And that's because what it has to offer islamically it's the best situation, but that doesn't mean that is perfect. So feel like honey as it relates to your private medalists. The Prophet says someone aligning with sentiment Magellan has been a manner when you sit with someone and you're talking to them. You shouldn't take the secrets of that mentalist and go out and tell people especially and make fitness cassette,
recording each other unknowingly.
So now it taught me a lesson. That lesson is I have to be very careful that can't trust people. Do you guys remember visit my mom
was stepping on a TV channel for undercover masks. You guys remember that?
Asian Pakistani Muslim came into the office in my office and he started asked me You went to Saudi Arabia, Mashallah. I want to go to Saudi Arabia. And I was saying, Yeah, with Saudi Arabia, you can go You have to get your paperwork and this and that, and then that he was filming me trying just to get me on film. And then later on, they said, I was an extremist.
After that undercover mask, anybody who came into my office, and I didn't know them, and they would say you want to go to lunch as they know.
Some people I will hug them and I would pat them down like the police. You know, when you hug them, I'm paddling down to see if they have something conceal recorders.
Now you have to do that even more, you have to tell people a take your phone off, let me see. Everybody put his phone on the table. That's how it is now.
And I found out who did it.
And I could throw him under the bus right now and give them problems. But I'm not going to do that. Not because I'm the most religious person but because as an older person caught on to the sinner. I want brothers like that to understand, said if he is not what we see what rough, tough mean bad behavior. Now, selfie is having rottman people being gentle with people, taking it easy with people, even when they make mistakes, even when they make mistakes. Because that's how you should want to be dealt with when you make a mistake when people take care of you. So this is what happened. And that's the reality of whining and never talked bad about the King of Saudi Arabia, or the leader of
any other Muslim country because it's not permissible for us to make horos
against the leader of the Muslims with your tongue, or with the sword, the great scholar of Islam and Imam Sophia Anna Foley, he said, three things you should be aware of speaking evil about don't speak evil about the Marbella slang because if you do, your religion will be affected. They are the people inherited from the Prophet send a message. He says, secondly, don't speak evil about the leaders of the Muslims, even if they make mistakes, don't speak evil about them, it's going to prove when it's going to benefit. Third thing he said, Don't speak evil about your brother's those people. You're one
that takes away from your religion who does that. And it's a bit nomadic, the companions, one of the companions, he used to criticize the Tabby mean, who he taught the companions toward the Tabby. And I said to the Tabby students, you people do something that we consider it to be in the foc. hypocrisy is to face during the time of the Prophet, we see this as the *. They said, What is it? You say, You people, when you're amongst yourselves, you talk bad about the leader. And then when you are in the presence of the leader, you talk good about them. So you have one face over here and one face over here. That's a sign of bankruptcy, you should be with the same face here and the same
So I'm not one of those people who in public, I tell the people don't make hold against the leaders, not with the sword or your tongue. And then behind closed doors, I'm going to say that leaders are no good. That's not me. I say in private, and I say in public, don't talk bad about the leaders. This is a sickness that Muslims have. We are not happy, comfortable with what's going on in our countries all over the world. The Muslims all over the world problems. So it's easy for us to become preoccupy. The rule is the rule is the leaders, the leaders and leaders. But you have to remember this, the sooner law you're going to get we're going to get rulers who is similar to us rulers who
are like us, because if Mr. Ivanov hooked up if he was the ruler of the Muslims right now. Right now, if he was the ruler of us right now, he will be hitting some of us with the stick he used to carry
Mr. Used to hit people if you didn't come to Serato fetcher.
If he didn't see you and set up the number of days he was saying to you in history, we bet why not come to
the sleeping Yeah, made a move meaning.
Now you ask yourself, would you be one of the People's getting hit?
So when you say we wish we had
Am I didn't mess around like that. He didn't hit people just for nothing. He put people in check, because that was the level of their Islam. And even though that's how he was, you still have flexibility. Still, the only drought during his life. During the drought, a man was forced and he went and stole something because he had to feed himself and his family and they caught him and he stole enough to get his hand chopped off as a laptop I mentioned in the Quran was sad. It was sad to * though a deal who manages that and be my Kesava
the male female and the female thief if either one of them steal something, cut amputate the pen, because of what they did a reward of what they did. They caught that man. I might have said come.
Why would you still the man say Yara Miro meaning the drought. The sun the trout no rain. vegetation is dead. Animals are dead. My family is starving my children gonna die. I was forced compelled. I want to install it. And I said, I'm not gonna chop your hand off.
Because the man's condition that says here
that's the sooner that you look at people's situation. Is anybody going to say or am I was weak? Is anybody gonna say that? Mr. bent the rules here? No, that's the flexibility of wanting and when you're doing CIM rough, tough jam it, no flexibility. It's my way or the highway. They're not on the Sunday because they gave a talk in this place. Not on a Sunday because that person came that, you know, is the problem we used to have with the brothers who need to feed in the past. And now as well. They make everybody took fear based upon if and a hadith and statements of the past of the people of the past, taken out of context.
So if we wanted to take things out of context, we could do that to each other.
Honey, I asked you I may never see you guys again after this Hajime lob bring us together. And Hi, doing the ahera. I say this to you with all sincerity. You young brothers and sisters, slow down, pump your brakes, trying to get knowledge of the deen. And as it relates to you do not become a person was too impressed with yourself.
No matter how much knowledge you get, stay humble. The more knowledge you get, the more appreciative and thankful you should become to Allah. And the more you realize how much you don't know.
Don't be that personal. The more you learn, the more you become arrogant and haughty, and judgmental person just got on the sun no became a Muslim two weeks ago, three weeks ago, a month ago, three months ago, and he's thrown people off with the sun.
It's not your place to do that. It's not your place to do that. So let's work in Sharla really diligently and you remember this in this Masjid in my class, but in this mistake, let us work on just being better brothers and better Muslims to each other. You may not like what I say just now you may not understand what I said just now. No problem. Don't sit down and say I don't agree. I hate him. No, you come and you teach me You asked me we discuss. So I didn't say anything to make you hate me. But some people will say here this column that I said about Saudi Arabia. Some people will actually be wondering, why is he saying that? He's a puppet? No, I'm not a puppet. I'm telling
you what I believe in what happened and the reality
and the person will hate me. And I'm not trying to be funny here. But he'll leave this message in and go and get on the roofs on Coventry road. And from the roof and Coventry road. He'll start talking him and his friends about how is Saudi Arabia and what does get in on the roof has to do with anything. And then after three or four or five months of being on the roof,
it's not even practicing Islam.
make something out of yourselves. And we can start that right here in sha Allah by helping each other okay when if you guys have any questions about hedge only hedge, answer your questions inshallah for the next few minutes, we are pilgrims we're going to make cook brothers are going to make pilgrimage. If you have any questions about hijabis only hij will x will answer any question shower that you have about an Hajj halyna kimchi.
All right, if you have any questions about the fitna everybody's hands gonna go out right now.
I mean, me, me a lot Donna. Have you been hacked before? May Allah make it easy for you to make every shot every year make it so that you can do that have a was so low was telling them about it gonna be in Atlanta, it was Hobie edge me. If anybody has enough of them. I pressed you I owe you money for I did something to you. I want to apologize to you for that. If I owe you some money or something like that you can come and get your money right now. Any Mullah anything or pressure you felt came from me and asked you to forgive me. If you want to talk to me about it. I'll talk to you in Sharla talk to you. No problem. All right, Santa Monica.