One Ummah Conference 2012_ Building A Community
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Mighty resistance Islam.
It's a pleasure to be back again in Calgary.
It was actually a beautiful feeling as you descend with the plane and you see the beauty of the mountains and you remember the good old days, and certainly a beautiful community with the generous people and certainly, it reminds me of the good old time so it's like Kamala Harris and for inviting this supposedly with Bella back here to share a few words with you. In the few minutes that I have with you, we'll talk about building a community and relations of course. So let us go back in time again, with Prophet Mohammed Salah lahardee with solemn declare that the best of generation is is and how we build the community is we are going to remodel our community. Accordingly inshallah,
however, we have to build the bridge from the past,
to the present for futrell feature.
We have to connect, how they lived in the best community and how it was built. How do you actually implement this right here in Calgary 2012. difficult task but it's attainable. Only if you listen with your hearts and make sure that ego goes out the door. Or as you know, when you come into the masjid when you take off your shoes, that's where it belongs. It belongs where the shoes with stays outside when you come into a community, as we call it, a community of Islam. We should have something in mind before we even get into this topic.
And must have had an AMA ama Ama saharsa meaning the good of all proceeds the good of one. So if we are going to talk over the community, one word goes out the door another comes in the word I have has to stay outside that door. The word we stays in
it is no longer
I it is we are ours. What's good for all is good for us.
The building of the community if you noticed when prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to build the community and I will let you know later inshallah how even that Sahaba de la nos main started building the communities so we can start the foundation because the shaky foundation you cannot build upon. You have to have a strong foundation deep rooted foundation in order for you to build upon it. And what was the example the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has given us as a community. What did Allah subhana wa Jalla Viola mentioned in the Quran, and what is the community what differentiates us what makes us different than any other community or any other
Let us go back in time when prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had migrated.
And the honor of the migration
is above all
11 at the time, he wanted to put a calendar and link it to something that we can distinguish ourselves from any other oma any other community.
So this study talks about that birth of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, or the birth of the messenger would or receiving the revolution, meaning or the death of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam or the migration.
They said the birth and the messenger the revelation receiving of it is debatable. So it's not concrete. Stay away from it. The death of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam it has a connotation of sadness.
We do not want to be reminded of that. And when you know that even I'm I'm hataoka jello and when he was asked, How do you deal with calamities? How do you have patience over this? He says I go for remedies. The first remedy he says and the halamka, confy Dini, the way I handle calamities, it is not in my religion. I still say that, you know, hey, lavon hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah.
The second thing, it could have been worse.
And the third, he says, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says in the manual for sobre una de vida sub. Indeed the patient once will attain heaven with no punishment, no accountability.
And he says the last one I remember the collapse
Memories of the loss of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam nothing was worse than that. Nothing was worse than losing prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
so the migration was chosen
what a different turn of event that turned Omar around
that's why we're going there and he started building the community right there and then what was the first thing that he actually tried to do
when he went to Medina does look a lot higher than the brothers raising his hand. Ella bless you and Shall I usually do have candy to give people when they answer the questions but at this point I'm going to hold back but may Allah reward y'all older up
nine Mashallah nine years old, What's the name? 10
Ibrahim Masha Allah, Ibrahim 10 years old raise his hand is Masha Allah May Allah increase your knowledge if he except from you. I mean,
Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to build the community by the way, the scholars will tell you that Medina was the bedrock of Islam, the beginning of that oma and itself, the beginning of the community, building the blocks as we will talk about the blocks that put this oma together.
The first thing he established was what?
the first thing he established was the message. Why do you think the message was the first thing that he established? It's the long list of things.
To establish and raise the banner of Islam.
To establish the beating of Islam, to establish a place you run to in aid, meaning the masjid as you run, believe it or not, that scholars will tell you the word to own as a child runs through the oma as Muslims runs through the oma.
the masjid was the cornerstone of the oma
going back to
the Do you understand when Rama rajala and when he started a new a new city? What did you do?
He actually stayed in the center, he took arrows and he put it 360 is
right around. He made sure these arrows were the marking of what the boundaries of the city where do you think he was staying? Where was he standing at the time?
The place of that future location of msgid
Do you understand now the core of the oma is that food for the spirit where you find yourself Thea region
will allow some hideouts out of these this beaut the house of Allah subhana wa tada it is raised by this permission and in it you'll find whom males no
he said men
he said religion which Allah will carry this oma forward
that's the bedrock of our community. As if you notice that I will talk about this a bit more later inshallah and details if you notice that that's the first thing he did and find out that everything was there even planning for wars, were there celebrations were there occasions were there.
So the bedrock of he and he is find out who you are. Your identity as a Muslim is there as a Masjid is the bedrock of this community.
So you should be asking yourself at this point, what kind of community do you live in? How strong and the relationship you have with the core of the oma and the community which is the masjid?
What was it built upon?
was a built upon
fancy marble. No, it was built upon Sweat and Tears of sincerity does that love Hayden, the shape before he talks about it?
It was built by a man it was built by character It was built by brotherhood, which is number two on your list.
The second thing prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam wanted to build the community After establishing the masjid was an aha.
as you know that strong stories as even Prophet Mohammed Salah Messiah with La La Jolla and
and so on. The one that is most famous was Abdurrahman mouth, and Chateau de La Hoya and Houma.
This migration By the way, brothers and sisters Yes, had
History will testify that there is no other migration on the face of the earth that had no bloodshed, no taking of others rights illegally, and morally, unjustifiably, unlawfully, or anything else. On the contrary,
this migration was the exact opposite of that. This Maha the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to establish, because if you build bricks,
it will no good or do you no good in the future, if you have no one, to have to run it after it, it just the building four walls, it will do you no good. But the people are running it was Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, when he started to put the Brotherhood together, well Ha.
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When he said, I will give you half my house, I will give you half my wealth, I will give you half my business. I will give you half my wife, you can't have a wife. They're not 50% up. But he did say.
And you understand that even our teachers tell us that Arabs are extremely jealous when it comes to women. Their wives have limits.
He says even then
he says which one
after her you can marry before you jump to conclusions. Our teachers actually when they look into the Hadith, they explained that those who start talking to Abdul Rahman alpha jalama, these are the best of the best.
He was not going to accept as you will see.
And it's not a degrading a woman, by all means is honoring them.
As you will notice, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to put the foundation and also mend the hearts.
In essence, he led by example. But you will notice how after I've met him now for Dullahan accepted the offer.
Most of us would be doing what says sure I'll take it easy money.
Could you imagine yourself
being in that place in that time, you've left everything behind, you've left your house behind, you've left your bank account behind all your worldly possessions behind. You've got with nothing except the clothes on your back. And somebody gives me a lending hand. It says half everything over half of what I have. Please take it. If you imagine what would you do? Don't answer yet. But just imagine for a bit. Do you imagine? What would you say honey? Let's move up down. This go to Red Lobster, we can actually eat that food now that watch on TV.
But this is not just anything.
If you have $100,000 Could you give up $50,000.
Amazing. And that's the spirit.
But when the Sahaba de la Anam even a drain when they came in and they wanted to give them share the wealth with them. They would come up with a poem or the dates of the fruit they acquired.
They would actually want to give them the best. So they're not to embarrass them. They would split it's one good one not that good. And leave that room.
Which one would you take if somebody gives you and leaves the room? You're not embarrassed anymore? He's not there.
When the Sahaba came back, they saw that that
the unser have left the good for them. Why do you need to take but the Mahajan took the lesser
of value and left the good one for the unsolved and that was the essence of it.
So what do you learn from this lesson?
It's called ethos.
Hola, Curran duffer. This moral conduct and behavior as perished vanished selflessness that I want to give you
what I want more.
Whatever I have, whatever part is better I give you
and I take that lesser
and that was the spirit that the oma was built upon the sacrifice. And you will know that the Hadith when he said the 10 were not army, they were all injured, the all in need of water.
When the first water came to the first man is given to my brother when the second one was good.
When the water is is given to my brother, he needs more give it to my brother, he needs it more, there'll be got to the last one, he says given to the first one. But when they got to the first one, he was dead, second one was dead and so on.
But you can understand when you get goosebumps when you hear this beautiful stories is not a sacrifice.
It is not a sacrifice. If you're big happy that Allah taught us that we do not sacrifice but we invest.
It's an investment in the hereafter.
So we started building that the bricks of the masjid what makes it or breaks it? the who's who come in it's so first we have to purify this heart as the mortar in your heart in your body. What makes it tick? So what kind of mortar do we have inside our massages?
What kind of hearts do we have inside the community?
Which one is called Salim in sha Allah, a serene heart.
When we come into the masjid, how do we do it? Okay and ot do you come in thinking that you're the best thing in this Masjid?
You come in? Is that more? Stand next to you.
survived by Segura here. What are you talking about? It's not befitting for me to stand next to you. So what kind of hearts? How did they actually do it? how they deal with one another? What was the essence of the message? Why does the hombre de la anaplasma in the best of generation. According to Hadith when Prophet Mohammed Salam says hydrocodone karney the vestige generation is mine. The best of generation is mine. Why? Because he graduated from the best school who was the principal of that school? None other than prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So all we have to do is follow the footsteps in order for us to have a strong community to revive that spirit and follow the footsteps as that have been used to cry that have been used to cry Why? They said that there's a harbor of 11 Marine beers on raised horses, and we're following them on crippled meals. So they said masala Darby was on. If you follow the footsteps, you will reach him. So what's our goal? To reach them in Sharla and heaven look at in the message is he can imagine. And now the Sahaba there was some of the community that were special.
They were called as a sofa. So you understand when you build the community? What are the infrastructure of this community to build it upon the basis of Islam.
So you've built the infrastructure, you've built the message. Now you have to build the human beings it's easy for us to build the infrastructure it's easy for us to build high rises, very difficult to build a human being
that's why a mother is raised three times higher than a father and as a matter of fact,
the man is not called the husband when he actually is called this woman is called Emma woman. But when she becomes the mother she becomes his own spouse
because of the honor as a matter of fact, you're not called a father or a mother till you have a child
so now what is raised them
the raising is what was in their heart
and the sofa Hello sofa the people of the platform
Prophet Mohammed Salim looked at him and looked after them personally. You know who else sofa anybody knows who and so forth? What is annasophia mean?
Okay, who's Justin Bieber
now you know I even guys know that guy just is gone. Is this a trick question?
Can I raise my hand?
Okay, hello so far was that the poor among the Sahaba jolanda McBain but look at that continuity of building the infrastructure of that community.
So when you build the brick wall, you have to build what's inside, according Damien Rama to lay Islam that will Bane reconcile the differences is not mending the hearts between the two.
He says it's a slot on that well being.
We can style and fix what you have inside of you. Between the two walls you have in your own body, meaning your rib cage.
What kind of heart that he says Islam that will mean what you hold between you your heart. So Prophet Mohammed Salah is that
Lead by example and you get so far right under supervision.
Why? When Allah subhanaw taala put the basic needs of a community in order for you to live says
how to ensure
hunger and fear.
I love the automa home enjoy. Man home Inhofe with Allah subhana wa tada talks about it. He says the two down payments in order to have a stable community is no one should go hungry.
They should at least fear that they can survive. They're not missing. They're not doing everything just to stay alive
and alleviate the fear factor. Fear Factor of what
equality favoritism any other ism no one is above the law. Everyone is equal. When you go back and look into the classroom the laws of hideouts Allah put the bedrock again in building a community and building an oma.
He declared it
over 1400 years ago. Yeah, are you on us in the hall of la comida de
la cabeza de terre who in chroma hoomin de la jolla kakum.
All Mankind all human beings who made you in from a male and a female Adam and Eve and made you into nations and tribes so we know what another indeed the nobles in the sight of Allah. Which one tell us the darkest, whitest richest guy that benches 300
No, he says the best in the sight of Allah the one that has stuck with
none other than Prophet Mohammed wa salam taught us how to attain taqwa.
So when prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked at the people of the sofa and the sofa, you wanted to keep them closely put that right across against the wall of the message.
So you wanted to keep him under his nose wanted to make sure that they looked after and that's the community How much did the left Prophet Mohammed Salah Selim,
meaning what how to build the leadership that people love and rally around, you have to lead by example.
When Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam put the shoulder to the wheel,
when he led by example to follow, everybody loves them.
Everybody rallied around them.
Hence, you have a strong foundation, you have a vision, you have some rules and regulations, no favoritism, equality is there.
So where do you go from here only upwards.
So let us talk about some of the illness of the community and give you the cure, inshallah, and hopefully we'll take you home from there.
Why do you think some communities break?
lack of vision, lack of leadership,
hidden agendas, I comes back in, we goes back out, favoritism come back in. And unfortunately, tribalism comes in.
That's why I quoted that verse from the Quran. When Allah subhanaw taala wanted to keep these things away, the illnesses of the hearts that breaks the community, Allah subhanaw taala addressed it. Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam addressed it in the sooner
so what do we have?
Do you have something in Calgary that's called tribalism?
Do we have anyone above the law?
If you differ upon anything, where do you go back? Where do you fall upon? Do you have an existing infrastructure that you can build upon? And what is your leader? What is the foundation?
If you the naza if you if anything you defer a bond Where do you go?
For do get back to where Allah will soon go back to Allah and His Messenger meaning and and sooner? Do we follow Quran and Sunnah if we differ upon something? Or do we go back in culture?
Have we differed between culture and religion? Do we know the difference? Do you understand that when people leave Islam, those new Muslims they tell you I've left Islam for there is a website by the way.
For specifically for people leave Islam
And when you go on that website you'll find out why the left Islam you'll find out that everyone there that tells me comments why I left Islam is old culture, culture, culture, culture,
Religion is innocent of that.
Let us find out how prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam addressed it. Go back in history you'll find out the best of creation by leading by example showing us how
when a man from the unsolved drew his sword, and he calls out yeah mozzarella anzar meaning come in my eight oh, people are coming my age.
And then the other one Jewish sources Yeah, Masha margerine or people that migrated one, the one that migrated Mahajan meaningful Mecca.
Now going against Medina.
911 call went to Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam
rushed to the scene.
What did he say? Shame on you.
Don't do that again. And go to your room. I'll give you a timeout. The Dakota all that stuff.
He says our TJ honey Yeah. What
you using the call of the pre Islamic era, the ignorant era.
And I'm still between you. I'm still here. I am existing amongst you. I have not left yet.
I am with you.
Did you stop there? No.
He says there in montina.
Leave it it is a stinking rotten aroma of an issue that you deal with. Even though the scholars will tell you that Mr. Mahajan didn't want answer era Sheree terminology of ascribing people that a lot of hideouts, and I mentioned them in the Quran. We're honored to be related to them. But when it's used in a negative connotation,
then we have a problem.
Do you understand now
when people pray in a different message, or behind a different Imam, or even when they go to that prison, they will have different jumma
let me give you an example to wake us up a bit.
Yes, we have different issues no problems.
I'm not going to talk about the adaptive life and all that I'm just giving you something to remind ourselves
you know we differ upon certain issues.
So how about a dealer and I'm indifferent about certain issues. I'll give you the proof inshallah.
In the masjid, what do we do? We'll look to one another like a wolf, who can have the sheep. Where does he put his hand? Below is the Hanafi Chevy hanbali Mela he
smacked me upside the head. What matters is really do you understand that all the hotkeys are dice? Did you know that all the hotkeys are ready for you Plus, you had all
this already only one authentic hadith here that you put your right over your left the strongest among the weakest as you put it closer to your chest that's the strongest among the weakest.
And we fight of course, on certain issues.
I'm not going to go into the details but you understand
where you touch your head when you make a little Is it just the top top all the way to the top all the way back? Or do you go back on out on the way so you can catch the whole thing. So we fight on which part of our head to touch when we make although our enemy is united to cut off our heads
and we're still fighting on which part we played on the touch your heads? Do you understand when Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is reminding us that you are a part by the blessing of Allah he's got you together, come to
you on the edge of a pit of fire.
And he united to how
with money I can buy you Your love know, Allah subhanaw taala addressed that too.
So you cannot buy them.
How do you do it? By the blessing of Allah subhana wa Jalla Viola
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He spent the wealth upon the earth man left.
Left at home. If you spent all of the wealth on the on the wealth in the face of the earth, you will not have combined their hearts together. It is by the blessing of Allah Subhana Allah that we love each other for the sake of Allah.
You understand when you when Prophet Mohammed Salah gorgeous, tell him I love you for the sake of Allah.
Allah, I love you for the sake of Allah. But the brothers still the brothers and the sisters, the sisters, you understand? So the brothers don't go sister.
But you understand the bond how Prophet Mohammed Salah wanted to make this bond strong. So he put the infrastructure and he made the Maha and you looked after the sofa and the rules and regulation is there that Allah subhanaw taala put this oma together. No, no difference by in Arabic Allah. Jimmy in taqwa.
Same down payment that allows Mandela used no difference between an Arab and a non Arab except with what? taqwa piety
if you go back to Southern 100 Do you understand that what I just explained that allows us the same vision stick?
The nobles, the man's You the one that has taqwa, same taqwa piety,
that's how you attain it.
So when prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came back and looked into that scene where they wanted to fight, Allahu Akbar.
He put that to bed right away.
Let us go back to something that is tangible. How do we deal with one another? To stay united even though we're different? We have a common goal you understand?
Let us go back to God's was 100
the Battle of the trench? It's a long story. Just come to the end. Cut to the chase. And you'll find out that the battle was won by the blessing of Allah by one soldier. Who's that?
Who can tell me the soldier that we won this battle by
manifesting Michelle Samantha Steve rhodiola han was the one that actually came up with the idea but it's a tricky question. Yes, it
was one has more leads so if there is a good answer a smart answer. How do you beat the wind? Where's that candy cycling you know here just stick a lick and pass it around. Okay, just imagine due to budget cuts can afford
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after the battle was over. Prophet Mohammed Salah Salam was taken the armors wore off. GBI Sam descends
Yes, you're taking the wars, the war off.
Yes, battles over this is what the angels have not taken the arms of war of
they broken the treaty. He put us all in trouble.
So Prophet Mohammed Salam put the armors wore off again. And he goes out declare the statement mankind I mean Billahi min ash the values of the lava nikolova if you believe in Allah and the Last Day do not pay us except unless you reach
the driver bunyoro on the way over
the Sahaba rajala Animas main different
and let me explain a little further. Was this howdy Did it have an Anna and Fulani Nicola Nicola Nicola Nicola Prophet Mohammed Hassan told them
was there a senate no
direct order from Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam Tula Sahaba declared
he says, If you believe in the law, and the last day don't pray outside unless you reach by the phone either on the way over the arm is going to value coryza Some of us have said Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said that
because he wanted to rush in haste. So but he did not mean for us to miss that answer prayer because the time is coming off.
And the correct answer is in the erotic granite alimony aka makuta Indeed, the time is allotted for prayers there's a certain window
so they prayed on the way they did not want to miss that follow the prayer.
The other companions rajala how much money they took that literally elevators lecture with no interpretation.
This is Prophet Mohammed Salim give us a command we follow because Allah Subhana Allah says
womac attacco certificado manakamana invento while to la tierra Zoo I mean to too many verses, obey Allah way Prophet Muhammad wa sallam, whatever he gives you listen to whatever he deprives it denies you stay away from it omit.
So the state followed the command, even though they missed the time allotted for us little. So they played us.
When prophet Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam heard about both of them, what did he do?
You remember, what did he do? Did he divide and conquer? No. As a smart leader,
the head of the community has to be able to deal with every category, reconcile these hearts. Look after the poor before the rich, no Islam is out. no favoritism, no color, no gender, no race, nothing. You are a Muslim. First. We have that in common. We have La Ilaha Illa. Allah is a barrier that we raise. We have one direction of a fibula, one Allah that we worship one per anda we follow one rule so that we follow one goal that we have no differences. You are my brothers and sisters in Islam, because he c'est la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah I love you for the sake of Allah because of that.
So when prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam met with them, he accepted
he accepted that he had to do the right thing from one side and he accepted the other side similarly, but the beauty about it that he did not stop there.
Notice how rajala animus mine did anything about it?
In the last minute, I have will see that inshallah the Sahaba did not actually quarrel among one another other. They did not say I was closer to what he said. How she How could you do that? Shame on you know that the other sides said no, you were wrong. We were right. No, the prophet will have mythos Allen ever went back and talked about it.
Do you understand?
So if we find something that is going to divide us, we leave it if you've done your best to follow the quiet and spin Baraka low heat is that Hello Hayden.
But anything that divides the community is out. Because we have that common goal.
We have the banner, we have the infrastructure and there's so much more than I wanted to share with you, but we just don't have enough time. Hopefully later on tonight inshallah, I will be talking about families and relationships and I will implement that inshallah. But I asked Allah subhanaw taala to reconcile our differences, men, hearts unite this oma to be one oma insha Allah as you see behind me, one day we will get it in sha Allah, I ask Allah subhana wa jal if you are not to make us among those who this speech and follow the best of it, work with a woman hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallahu wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.