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Step to Allah Conference 2011
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakato
on my watch it says 1120
which is way past my bedtime. This is how the time so if I fall asleep, do forgive me if you do fall asleep I have a video
The title was originally hijacked in Islam, and this was a misspelling because it was hijacking Islam. So for security reasons we thought that we would have the conference ongoing inshallah we change it into Islam hijacked.
Now, this goes without saying that the religion of Allah azza wa jal, since the beginning of time, is and will always be Islam, all the messengers of Allah, all the prophets of Allah were Muslims, because
the meaning of Islam is to submit your will to your Creator subhanho wa Taala. And that is why all Prophets and Messengers were Muslims. And this is illustrated in the Quran where Allah azza wa jal says what translates to truly the religion with a law is Islam. And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter, he will be one of the losers.
And it also goes without saying, you all know this, that our name is Muslims.
This is our title. This is what we are proud to announce to the people without
affiliating ourselves with a school of thought, or with a madhhab or within a sect in Islam. Whenever someone asks us, we are Muslims. Yes. What kind of Muslim? Muslim? Yeah, I mean, Salafi to bleary whiny. You been the very Louis qadiani katyayani. Any kind of these names. My name is a Muslim. Allah says in the Quran, woman x and olan manda illallah wa salatu wa Paul, in any men, Al muslimeen. There is no one woman accent. This is a negation. There's no one better and rhetoric. More than that, who calls to Allah offer good deeds, and says that he is among the believers among the Muslims. This name, the Muslim is not something new. It is the name given to us by Allah azza wa
jal. So it's not your choice. You don't have a choice, this is what Allah has called you. And Allah says it is he who has named you Muslims, both before and in this meaning discord and some interpreters said that it is he is referring to Ibrahim peace be upon him. And this is not the authentic opinion of scholar.
The scholars say no, this refers to a law it is he who called us the Muslims way before and also in this poor an as well. This is the name that you should abide by. And whenever we read in the Sierra,
and we hear, well actually, if you read, you see, and it's no it's just past my bedtime. So
whenever you read in the Sierra, and you read it in front of you that the best of the unsolved were the hustlers and aos and the best of the Muslims were a Maha GDN and unsolved those who migrated for the sake of Allah Medina and the inhabitants of Medina themselves are called the unsolved it's a beautiful name. It's an honor that has no honor beyond it to be called a man from them or hygiene or a man from an unsolved yet this title itself.
Prophet alayhi salatu salam can consider it a proclamation of ignorance and Jah helliya
Imagine that. It was reported in Bukhari and Muslim
and elsewhere that while two boys to servants of the Mahajan, I'm sorry, were taking water from a well, in one of the expeditions, they fought over it.
And one of them kicked the other. So they started to fight. And each one of them called his people. So that boy from and Mahajan said, all people of whom hygiene come to my aid. And the boy from the Assad said, Oh, men or people of the unsought come to my aid. And both of the groups wanted to go into a fight. And the Prophet came out of his Salatu was Salam. And he said, What is this? The proclamation of the days of Jah, helia of ignorance, this is what I'm hearing, what is what was he hearing? Or people avanzar Oh, people over Maha Jean. And he called this
form of calling the people to the days of ignorance and helia. When they told him what had happened, he said, leave these names. Leave this situation calling each other names, because it stinks. it rots there. Oh Ha, ha montina. It stinks. Though they were calling each other mahadji rain? And we'll answer no one is better than them. They are the cream of the society yet, when it was wrongly used this what the prophet alayhi salatu salam called it.
the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam
told us that the nations before us were divided and they split it into a number
sects and divisions and his oma his followers will be divided into 7372 of them are in hell.
And the Prophet does not say a lie. It is salatu salam, we have to believe this. We have to accept it. 72 of his sect of his followers are in hell only one will be admitted to paradise with the grace of Allah azza wa jal and when the companion said, Oh prophet of Allah, which one would that be? And he said, it is the JAMA, the main body of the Muslims, and another ninette narration he said, Those who follow that which I am, which I and my companions follow.
So this is a serious issue 72 in hell.
But of course, we have to clarify that when we say 72 sex are in hell, this does not mean that they are not Muslims. There are among the 72 sex groups who are Muslim, and who will be punished in hell, and then be permitted to go out to paradise when Allah wills it. And maybe if Allah wills it, he would forgive them what they had done,
providing that Allah azzawajal wills that and probably because they were doing the best they could, and they made a mistake by choosing that path. However, among the 72, are sects that are not considered to be Muslims, who are doomed in hell, such as the cardia, knees,
muddies or whatever they are called the Baja is etc. Now, the difference between these 72 sects from what we believe to be our sect, is not a difference in E issues. It's not a difference whether you put your hand on your chest in prayer, or under your belly or you don't put your hands at all, not that you chop it off, but you you simply don't put it on your chest. No, this is not an issue. This is a issue. It's not an issue of whether a woman has to cover her face or not. It's a fifth issue. The issues that would make them go to hell are related to al Qaeda.
And they do not have concrete evidence from the Quran nor from the sooner and
it goes without saying again, that
the main driver for these 72 seconds
His shape on his obliques is Satan. He is the main driver for them. And he either does this through extravagance, going extreme, or through negligence and ignorance, and he works through infesting your heart,
either with desires, which the majority of Muslims are prisoners of war to these desires, or through casting doubt, after doubt.
And this is how he manages to get the people to be part of the 72 sects. Now, if you look at the arena today, you will find that Islam has been hijacked.
You find that Islam has been claimed by so many of these sects.
The majority of them do not relate to Islam. They are distant from Islam. They're far far away from Islam. Among them, are the people of whims and have doubts of innovation. They come to the book, and they take part of it, and they leave what they don't like. So what they like they highlight it and they show it to everyone what they dislike, and it's a lot they hide it and they claim that you do not understand the meaning of it. They use the unclear verses of the Quran. And they neglect the crystal clear verses of the Quran are of the sooner Allah azza wa jal described them for us in the Quran.
And the Quran is not only to seek Allah's blessing, by keeping it in your bag, or in the glove compartment, so that you don't have an accident or under the pillow so that your wife would not poison you.
This is inevitable, it's gonna happen. But the Quran is not a protection in this physical form. Allah did not reveal it to the Prophet as of Salaam to be kept as a good omen in your back. Or like a lot of the Saudi airlines pilots who are great friends of mine, they keep it in their
flight kit. And when you ask them, when was the last time you read it, he says, I think in Ramadan, three years ago, so why are you carrying it said Baraka, no, for an was revealed to be recited, and not only to be recited, to be understood, and not only to be understood to be implemented in our lives, otherwise, there is no point in reading it, reciting it if you're not gonna implement it and do it. Allah says in the Holy Quran, it is he subhanho wa Taala, who has sent down to you Mohammed Ali Salatu, salam, the book, The Quran,
in it are verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the book on Makita
and others, not entirely clear. So as of us, for those in whose hearts there is a deviation from obey Him. zeal in their hearts, there is a deviation. Allah Almighty says
they follow that which is not entirely clear, therefore seeking and fitna and seeking for its hidden meanings, but none knows its hidden meanings except Allah and those who are firmly grounded in knowledge, they say, we believe in it. The whole of it are from Allah from our Lord, the clear and the unclear. So Allah azza wa jal is telling us that among us, there are people with deviation in their hearts. So this is point two. Those are our brothers who play baseball say, strike two we have strike one strike one is that there are 72 sects in hell strike two, there are people among us who have this deviation and their hearts. So are we among them? Well, this is what we have to find out
in sha Allah that we would not be but
Islam has been hijacked also, not only by the people of innovation and following their desires and whims but also by righteous people. People like you and me.
People who claim to follow the Quran and the Sunnah it was hijacked by them, because they've limited the truth only to themselves. So they have, and they're the possessors of the ultimate truth. And they use the methodology of the former American president, if you're not with us, you are against us. And they've failed to portray the true Islam and to carry the true identity of Islam, or what they have succeeded in, in eliminating people from the loop of Islam and from
the circle of the saved group.
were forced to do this unfortunately, especially in this country. I've seen since I've been here, a lot of respect and generosity from the brothers and sisters in this country. And it's overwhelming Mashallah. The generosity was illustrated in the fundraising. This you cannot find anywhere else except in the UK. The people Masha Allah Portilla, Villa, they are generous, they are forthcoming for the sake of Allah because of their sincerity. Unfortunately, we have a number of students of knowledge as well, Mashallah, they're good students of knowledge, Mashallah, they're sincere. They have quite a good amount of knowledge, but they're not scholars yet.
And in this country, I've noticed, you've seen have gained lots of weight. Whenever I come, people keep on inflating me share, share, share, share, share, share until I believe that. So yes, I'm sure
enough, if I enter a room, why isn't everybody standing up? And if somebody wants to greet me, I do this so that he could kiss my head, as if I'm a real shake. And this is an illness that annihilates
a proper student of knowledge, the minute he thinks that he is now a full fledged scholar, meaning that even if there's something I could not find the answer to, I could not give the fatwah because I don't have the means to that it's above my level. Well, everybody's waiting for them, I'll improvise.
I'll shoot from the hip. I don't have to do a full draw. I'll just do something. So I believe that I'm a share. I'm a scholar, Mr. Allen. And whenever somebody comes to me with the factor of the Supreme Council of Scholars, or from the permanent committee, real real scholars say, they don't know they've never been to the UK, I've been there. And this is a big problem. This is why Islam has been hijacked by so many people, each one of them say that I am on the right path and I am part of the saved.
Group. Allah, Allah azza wa jal told us, who are those who will be saved in sha Allah on the Day of Judgment. For example, Allah says in the Quran, and whoever contradicts and opposes the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam, after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers way, we shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in hell. What an evil destination. So this is the path of the same group. However,
I still can't put my finger on which group you're talking about. And the $1 million, we're in pounds, the 1 million pound question would be, which group are you referring to? So that I can identify myself? Am I with the safe group or not? Because we have lots of sects, lots of schools of thought, lots of zap, lots of groups love lots of paprika, as they call it, and they all claim to have
to be the only one, the only group that is saved. So which one would that be? Well,
If you look at the Quran and study it, you will know the answer. Allah Almighty says in the Quran, to those who are deceived by then, by their own handiwork. Allah says, say all
Shall we tell you the greatest losers in respect of their deeds, those whose efforts have been wasted
In this life, while they thought and underlined this, while they thought that they were acquiring good by their deeds, everyone thinks that he is acquiring good by his deeds. So, in order to know whether you are among the same group or not, you have to go back to the basics and I believe that was Emma's lecture was going back to the basics going back to the foundations of Islam to the Quran and Sunnah. Don't be deceived by your own whims and desires. Don't be deceived by what people tell you.
You have to cross reference whatever you do, on the Quran, and on the sooner Allah Almighty says, or you who believe, obey Allah, and obey the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, and those of you Muslims who are in authority, and if you differ in anything among yourself, he did not tell us to go to the those with authority, if we differ in anything between us, the point of reference would be refer it to Allah, and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If you believe in Allah, and in the last day, so whenever we have a dispute among us,
the referee should be the point of reference has to be Allah and His messenger. And by Allah, we're referring to the Quran. And by His Messenger, we referring to the authentic son of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. And one again, would say,
okay, but still, how can I identify whether I'm on the right track or not? The elders say that I am on the right track track. The share in the message says that I am on the right track, but he is indifference and dispute and he's fighting with the other share in that other group. And whenever I pray there, he says, you have to repeat your Salah, though the fact that reading the same books of aqidah they're praying the identical way of prayer. What is the difference? Is the allegiance it's the sect? It's the men have, it's the his What is it? How would I know? Well,
scholars say that an individual Muslim has to be one of the three. You're either a scholar.
And a scholar is a person who follows the legal the evidence, who follows the Quran follows the Sunnah. And he follows the authentic interpretation of the scholars, the other scholars he has to be, he has to possess a lot of tools to enable him to do this, such as the knowledge of the Quran, he has to be knowledgeable of the verses that deals at least that deal at least with a camp
so that he could stem the rulings from the Quran, he has to be knowledgeable with sooner, he has to know the books of Howdy, he has to know the interpretation and the meanings of these Hadith. He has to know the science of masala Hadith that deals with the authenticity of a Hadith, because what's the use knowing a number of Hadees and using them as your references and evidences while they are authentic? He has to know the science that deals with also learn the fundamentals of physics that governs the rules and regulations that allow you to understand what you reading, he has to be knowledgeable in the field itself. So he has to know the previous opinions of scholars and how they
got their rulings from the evidences. And then he can cross reference and knows how he they got there and whether this was the right way or not.
There are many sciences and tools that enable a person to be a scholar, but above all, he has to be knowledgeable in Arabic. You can't expect a person who is an an Arab or well let me rephrase that. A person who does not know Arabic to come and give rulings and to talk about Islam. He doesn't even know how to interpret woman srivasa can either walk up
while I was in Darby few time A while ago, a brother came to me and started asking me about the Islam of the Muslim rulers. And he's telling me that they're not Muslims. They're carfare they're doing this and I spent like half an hour talking to him and explaining to him brother. You cannot
unify people's Islam, just like this. There are conditions to be fulfilled. There are obstacles to be removed. There are a lot a long and hard process to go through. And it's not your job in mind. And I spent half an hour shivering in the cold. And the brother is talking to me. He's got this jumper in his jacket, and I was only wearing this. So after a half an hour of healthy Well, it's not healthy. It's lengthy, maybe, but it's unproductive, conversate conversation, I had to be a little bit rude, which I'm not usually accustomed to.
I had to be rude. And I said, Brother, you recite in this in every Raka maybe in every Salah in every day and night. Surah alfalah. And Allah says orange, Shangri La sipping Eva workability, should I? What is the meaning of that? So I don't know Arabic. So Mashallah, if you don't know Arabic, and you want to bring and topple governments down and nullify people's Islam, and you don't even know the basics of Arabic,
and that was it, the handler, the brother said, like a lot. And he left, because he got the point. So therefore, you are one of the three, either you're a scholar, or a student of knowledge, you're not a scholar, yet you are a scholar to be a scholar in the making. You have possessed all of the sciences, but in a lower degree, you're unable to come up with a verdict of your own, you are unable to make up an opinion of your own or a view of your own. But by looking in the different schools of thought, and by cross examining their evidences and how they reached, then I'm able in sha Allah to come up with a conclusion that seems to me the most authentic opinion. It's an opinion that I have
made up. And it's not It has nothing to do with photoshopping
the majority of Muslims now are doing factual shopping. They go into a supermarket with a cart, they go to the shampoo, aisles and they see that okay, I like this three in one nice, I'll put it and they take a number of things. And then they go to the school of thought, this is Helen. Okay, this is how I'm done.
I'll take it from here. The one that was how long here, it's highlighted here, I'll take it. And at the end of the day, they have their cart full of weird opinions, that does not that do not relate to the Quran and Sunnah. But they relate to the schools of thought. So they chose the weakest and the most odd of opinions, to collect their own religion, which does not relate to Islam. We do this a lot in Saudi Arabia.
When a woman wants to travel somewhere, she goes to her husband, she said, she says, I'd like to travel to see my family said I'm not going to take you. She said, Well, you have to you she says go on your own. She says it doesn't have I don't have a madam. No problem. He gets the satellite receiver. And we have more than 500 satellite channels. So he goes, Okay, channel one Saudi Arabia. There's too strict channel to this country, channel three, this country, okay, this country is good. Let's listen to what the chef says. And the chef says, you can go without. The Prophet says it's not halal. But as long as you're in an airplane and they're all you know, it's safe. Okay, go see, he
says it's okay.
And he goes on to choose whatever religion he wants from the weird fatwas. So, this is what a student of knowledge does not do. Because he fears Allah, he looks into the opinions of scholars and he chooses the opinion that he believes is the correct one at the sight of Allah. Because at the sight of Allah, which is the truth, all of these schools of thought are one.
It has to be one. It cannot the truth cannot be two at the sight of Allah azza wa jal, it has to be one but the one who made the mistake, Allah will give him one reward, the one who made correct choice, Allah will give him two rewards. But for you as an individual, it's not permissible for you to go and pickpocket. Whatever item you see or school of thought in which makes you the third type of the three types of people and they are the general mass and
they are the ignorant ones. They could be PhD holders. They could be engineers. They could be physicians and doctors, but they are
Lay men when it comes to when it comes to Islamic knowledge. Like I am a layman, when I have a toothache, I have to go to a dentist, I would be doing a wrong choice if I go to a mechanic
to fix my tooth. Likewise, I'm a layman and mechanic and mechanics, I can't fix my engines, if it's broke. Likewise, I don't know how to make a drawing for my house. I don't know how to do this, in that because each individual is specialized in a particular science show, the majority of us are layman and laymen have to choose one single limb to follow. They have to trust him. They have to know that he's humble, that his ethics are good, that he's not arrogant, that he's knowledgeable, that he has piety and righteousness in his heart, he doesn't sit with the opposite sex and intermingles and cracks jokes and have
a lot of knows what he has. So, if I find an island with that fits this, then this is the one I should follow. If I do not have the knowledge that entitles me to differentiate between the other schools of thought, therefore
to stop people from hijacking Islam, we have to go back to what Allah has instructed us to go back to the Quran and to the authentic sooner. Clear your heart to all the other brothers. They're all your brother. Always carry the flag of Islam. What are you Muslim? Yeah, I know, Mama Salafi super Salafi. What are you know, I'm a I'm a Muslim. This is my religion. Okay, what kind of school of thought you follow? I respect all kinds of scholars. They're on my head. Okay, you Hanafi Shafi, this is a school of thought they're all good. Yeah. What are your cocktail? No, I'm not. I'm a Muslim. What was
what was even Omar what was even at best, what was Abdullah showed the companions what flag that they carry?
Didn't they have different opinions? Not only in your case, you also in Akita as well. Imagine, but not without following the evidence. The difference was not because of the whims or because of their forefathers, or because of their elders, or because of the shoe, you know, their differences was based on righteousness. And on the evidence, they differ, the prophet see Allah or He did not say he saw him subhanaw taala. And others say, No, he could not. They are different. And the day of judgment when the scale is brought up, what is to be weighed? Is it the records? Or is it the deeds themselves? Or would the bodies themselves be weighed on the scale on the day of judgment and three,
opinions are all correct, all three would be weighed as the most authentic opinion of scholars so they differ than these things. They differ in the gold that a woman has the jewelry is there's a cow or not. So the difference is so many things, but this did not stop them from being brothers.
Eunice, a Sephardic, may Allah have mercy on his soul said that I debated with a chef at once. And we deferred, and the following day, he came up to me, took my hand and said Jonas, isn't it possible that we differ and still be brothers for the sake of Allah, he said, I have never seen anyone smarter, like a Shafi he's wise, can be this wise. Therefore, I conclude my talk with a request that we all become brothers for the sake of Allah. If I differ with you, in your opinion, I respect your difference. And I respect what you say, as long as it is not in the core of arcada as long as it's not something that would make you a deviant person, any I respect that you worship the graves and
that you slaughter to them, and that you call the dead No.
Then change your brother change your religion. Now this is something you cannot fool with. This is difference between Islam and other than Islam. But if you believe that covering the face of the
the woman is mandatory, and I don't or the opposite, it's a difference of opinion that was there for hundreds of years, and it will remain to be I respect what you believe and you respect what
I believe and this does not come in between us and we should never do the federal shopping and we should always be proud that we are Muslims will la Harlem salatu salam ala rasulillah? Vina Mohammed