Channel: Bilal Philips
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la la, la la la la la, la sharika. shadow under Mohammed Abdul Zulu. Indeed All praise is due to a law and as such, we should praise Him, seek his help, seek forgiveness from him, and seek refuge in Him from the evil which is within ourselves, and the evil which results from our deeds.
For whomsoever a law has guided, none can misguide. And whomsoever a law has allowed towards stray, none can guide. And I bear witness that there's no God worthy of worship, but a law and that Mohammed from the long run, he was seldom is the last messenger of Allah,
the topic for this evening
of the second millennium,
its significance to us as Muslims,
whether we should be a part and parcel
of the anticipation
of a new millennium.
The answer is simply
that most of them
anticipate the millennium, any more than they can anticipate Christmas.
Christmas is a reality. It is in the West. It is a part of the system, our jobs have vacation on that time, etc. So we are aware of it. We know what time of year it is. But we don't anticipate it in the sense that we don't look forward to it in the sense that it has significance to our
in that we would be a part and parcel of that process of Christmas.
We don't do so because of the fact
that the concept of the millennium.
And the word Millennium comes from a Latin word
millonarios, which means 1000.
This comes from Revelation, the Book of Revelations in the Bible,
Revelation 20 verse four, where
interpreted to be Satan
is described as being bound in chains and thrown into the abyss, the bottomless pit
and the Christians would be resurrected,
and would rain the earth along with Christ.
Satan would be thrown into the abyss for last 1000 years when they when he was in in the abyss,
the rule of Christ and Christians would take place
when the 1000 years is up, Satan would be released, we start to create a little bit of confusion and then the end of the world would come the major resurrection would take place etc. This is their system of belief.
It is a system of beliefs which is the root of the development of the fundamentalist movement among Christians. You will find that that fundamentalist movement which believes in the infallibility of the Bible, which is very, very active in trying to convert Muslims internationally, its roots are in this millenarian belief.
Also all of the various sects which arose the modern Christian sects, Jehovah's Witness, the seven days Adventist, the Mormons, all of them came out of the million millenarian belief. This waiting for the advent of Christ, Christ, Second Coming.
Even the crusades, historically, the Crusades had its roots in this concept of the millennium.
And it was
in the Council of terramin
the call for the Crusades took place to the end of the 11th century.
I think significant for us to reflect that
the crusades, which was an attack
on the Muslim world.
Muslims were portrayed as the Antichrist
and the writings of
they are going to liberate the Holy Land.
It is significant for us to note that
a similar attitude has developed among leading thinkers,
full of politicians
in our time,
which match those same types of thoughts, and feelings. We have Professor Samuel P. Huntington,
from Harvard University,
leading political scientists, an advisor to the president of America, stating in his book,
The Clash of Civilizations, that the problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism, it is Islam, a different civilization, whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture, and obsessed with the inferiority of their power.
And the problem for Islam is not the CIA or the Department of Defense.
It is the West, a different civilization, convinced of the superiority of their culture,
and also convinced that it is their duty to use the power which is in their means to impose that culture internationally.
So we have with this new millennium coming up an attitude where the world, Western world Romans, Western civilization, in general, focuses on the Muslim world as being the enemy.
It was the antichrist in the time of the Crusades. Today, it is just the enemy of Western civilization. This is a reality. This is what the Millennium has in store for Muslims.
concerted, systematized organized attack on the Muslim world on Islam.
Now, in terms of Muslims,
we have experts expectations, future expectations.
However, our expectations are not clouded in
revelations which require all kinds of interpretations.
In fact, what we have are clear statements from Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, the last prophet of Allah, in which she prophesied that for the future,
in every century, there would be a majestic
one who would come and renew the religion revived the religion
It's the natural cycle, that as people distance themselves from the original message, that a certain amount of corruption takes place.
The reviver brings them back to the origin.
This the proper solemn promise and because of that process,
till today, Islam can be found in its purity and the purity that it originally was revealed, not necessarily in the practices of Muslims. That practice may become very clouded and very corrupt, and it has to a large degree in many parts of the Muslim world today. However,
there remains in the midst of Muslims, those who have knowledge scholars, books, wherein, one who seeks the truth and wants to know what is pure Islam, it is accessible.
Prophet Muhammad wa sallam also told us
that towards the end of time,
there would appear
among the Muslims, an individual who he referred to as
the rightly guided one,
and towards the end of his
at de la Salaam would return
this is a part of the future which
Beside for us in quite clear and unambiguous terms.
This has led historically to people at different points in time claiming that they were the Mojave.
We had from the time, the early centuries after the death of profane
that his half brother Mohammed Ibn Al Hannah fear, he was declared to be the Maha de.
Lo, he didn't accept it himself.
After him, you had other individuals who have claimed it. I even came across a claim. Somebody on the internet had written me, asking me a question. This individual wanted to marry
sister, Muslim sister, but she belonged to a group which is called the Madea group out of India and Pakistan and I've never even heard about this. But according to what he related, he related that there's this individual by the name of Sayed Mohammed, john Furi, who was born in john four in
the late 15th century declared themselves to be the mighty in Mecca, apparently in the not too bad in India.
And he died in Iraq in Afghanistan. At any rate, in order these people believed he was the man.
We also had Mohammed Ahmed, in the Sudan in the late 19th century. He was involved in a movement which fought against British colonialism.
he, of course,
was not the man he claimed to be the Mardi Gras in different claims along with it, but he wasn't the Monday the fourth Monday.
I knew we also had Wallace D Mohammed. And oh learn on his water to Dean in 1975. When he took over after his father died, he also claimed he was mid to
perhaps the most recent claim
is that of Mohammed bin Abdullah Al khazzani.
we know in 1979, around the turn of the of the decade 7980.
this individual Mohammed bin Abdullah Al stanny, took
from people at the Yemeni corner
and himself and a band of Muslims
occupied the Kaaba.
And from their position of occupation of the Kaaba. They began to execute, by firing from the minarets
at anyone wearing any kind of uniforms outside of the Russians.
And the Saudi state
was obliged to bring troops in there and fight it out with them and eventually kill this individual claim to be the body. And the other leader of the group, Joe Heyman
and OTV he was caught along with some 60 hours, males were executed across the kingdom.
That was an incident which shocked the Muslim world.
Some people thought that these people were some kind of deviant. You know,
she I said Is she has actually claimed this to be their people. But the reality is what took place.
Most people are unaware that the realities were that those who ended up in the Hara, with this claim and ended up killing Muslims and being killed themselves. These individuals are actually very sincere individuals.
They're very sincere.
Many of them were former students at the Islamic University of Medina.
And others who have been listening to lectures of chefman bars and others there who had banded themselves together in a village outside of Medina and decided that they wanted to apply the Sharia.
They were opposed to what was taking place in Saudi Arabia in terms of the corruption
and they isolated themselves in this village.
And there was a student of Sharia in Riyadh. We're studying in the mother discharge University. His name was Muhammad Abdullah
and he used to be
The imam of the masjid there in Riyadh and used to give some very powerful lectures for Juma and other times, and the crowds started to gather to such a degree that the government banned him from giving lectures, Duma
in his master, he used to go around to different masters and give drama and people would find out where he was going. And again, the crowds were there, then he was banned from giving any lectures at all.
And even if his tapes, the lectures, taped lectures, it was considered contraband, if one was caught with it, to mean trouble. But they were still circulated. And he himself, he left Riyadh. And he went to Medina. And eventually he found his way to that village, outside of Medina, where a group of students along with this individual, Joe Heyman, who was a car salesman, originally with the
Saudi National Guard, who had left it,
he made his way to that village. Now, before he got to the village, what had happened is that group
began to experience dreams, people in the groups began to experience dreams, that
demand he was coming.
Because this was the end, this was 1399.
And 1400 is coming. Right? the turn of the century.
In fact, there are reports from people from other parts of the world that they started to have these kinds of dreams that the mahadevi was coming now to a man sister, she dreamt
that she actually married the mind.
Mohammed Abdullah came to the village,
she was shocked. She said it was him. This is the person that you saw in her dream.
And, of course, his name was Muhammad Abdullah,
which, as you will see, as the description of the problem of SLM gave of the malady that he would carry the name, carry his name, and his father's name, Mohammed, bin Abdullah, and the other people in the community there, and they're all excited to insist the first individual refused. He said, No, no.
There was no one righteous individual, he was not corrupt in any way. It was well known,
But eventually, with enough people telling him he was the mind he was the mighty, they saw him in the dream. And these are true dreams. And one of the signs of the last day from Solomon said that, you know, the believers dreams will virtually come true, in most instances, and we'll start to see a series of two dreams, one of the signs of the last day.
So he became convinced that he was in fact, the mighty.
And they went to Mecca,
and tried to live out
the Hadith, that the prophet SAW Selim related concerning the money.
So though their intention was good,
their intention was good. There were people wanted to practice it, et cetera. And of course, when they took over the Kaaba, and they made announcements over the things that they were calling for, and insisting on changes in the system, of Saudi Arabia, and in television, in the banking in a variety of different areas in the society that had become corrupt, they address these issues and said, these things should be changed. So we can see that what they were speaking about was, you know, correcting things going back to Islam, for the methods that they chose, was wrong.
Satan had put an idea in their midst.
There were a small group, Satan has put an idea in their myths, and because of the fact
that they didn't have any exposure to other opinions and other advice. Then
the idea became accepted amongst them
promoted, and it led them ultimately to
Mecca occupation of the Kaaba and killing Muslims.
There is a lesson in it for us.
is that as Muslims,
no matter how sincere we may be,
which appear amongst us,
if they become close,
they become close.
Then they have the potential of harming Muslims ultimate
In the name of Islam,
if we organize ourselves and to do things we need to organize.
If we organize ourselves that organization should not take on a life of its own.
So that when we make our when we speak to people, we do not invite them to our organization, we invite them to Islam.
We invite them to the Quran and the Sunnah, we don't invite them to the organization, these organizations
which have spread amongst us, unfortunately, most of them call to themselves their way is the only way.
The end results for example, of the one Muslim in
one Muslim organization
Jamal yamasa, Jihad
taxila hedra. These groups are splintered off from the white Muslim meme, which ended up calling to
declaring the apostasy of Muslims in general, making the blood of Muslim Palau
the danger of such organizations. So, when we look into the future, how it is that we will be able to deal with the
attack, which will be increasing on the Muslim world in the coming millennium.
And we have to do so in an organized fashion, we have to do so at the same time, with a sense of openness, that we'll be able to take advice from other Muslims, who may see errors in our methodology, or errors in our concepts, so that we may be corrected.
And remember that our dialogue or invitation is always to Islam, and not to our organization.
Now with regard to the mighty,
because that is part of our future.
There is a hadith in Sahih al Bukhari and which are they for him in the Amman, he asked the prophet SAW Selim about what was to come.
And the problem was, I suddenly replied, saying,
will remain with you for as long as Allah wills it to remain, then Allah will raise it up, whenever you will raise it up.
Afterwards, there will be kellison that follows the guidance of prophethood remaining with you for as long as the law will remain,
then he will raise it up whenever he will raise it, afterwards, there will be a reign of violence the oppressive rule and it will remain with you for as long as the law wills it to remain,
then there will be a reign of tyrannical rule. And it will remain for as long as the law was to remain, then a law will raise it up. Whenever he wills to raise it up. Then there will be elephants that follows the guidance of prophets.
And are they for said then the Prophet stopped speaking some alignments on them.
So he identified
the periods of the future
with regard to the Muslim oma and what changes would take place. He first identified the period of himself that is the reign of prophethood.
Then the caliphate, which is according to the guidance, which we don't know is the righteous Caliphate for righteous callous, and included along with that is Omar Abdullah.
And then after that, he spoke of
a rain which would be unjust.
That is the period of the omegas and the ambassade.
The Mamelukes and the optimum the optimum state. This is the kind of effect but caliphates with distortion, and it's
some oppression and injustice.
And then there will be the period of tyrannical rule.
The period of tyrannical rule, which is after the period of the Ottoman is the period when the Muslim world was completely colonized. And the period which follows that the period of Neo colonization, where Muslims now govern themselves, in many of the countries, but they continue to govern themselves according to the laws and the systems that were left by the colonial masters.
Then, there would be a return to the caliphate.
Which rules according to the guidance of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah. That period refers to the period of the man who would come as problem as SLM said, and Marty is from my family, a descendant of Fatima.
And he said further, even if one day remain in this life, then a law would lengthen that day, until a man from among my family is raised up, his name will be like my name, and his father's name will be like my father's name, and you will fill the earth with justice and fairness, as it was filled with injustice and inequity.
He further said,
in description of the maladies,
that he will come from my lineage, his forehead will be broad, his nose will be long and thin.
And you will fill the earth with justice and equity as it was filled with injustice and inequity and he will rule for seven years.
This is part of the future to come.
He will be involved in leading the Muslims in a struggle against the what has identified them as Rome which represents Western civilization.
And toward the end of those struggles,
word that Monsieur had the job had appeared, would come.
And at that time, is of no medium would descend.
And the time for prayer will come.
And Maddie will lead the prayer. They will ask Prophet Isa to lead and SLM. But he will refuse and instead
the mind he will lead.
And following that,
the job will come in contact with a PSA at a salon leading the armies of Muslims
he will be killed.
And Prophet Isa la Salaam will rule the earth
she will marry you will have children and he will die on the earth.
And following that the major science of the last hour will come
one after another.
That is what Prophet Muhammad has told us of the future.
as was mentioned,
in the very beginning of the fundraising,
this information is good to know and case,
the circumstance of the Mighty arisal takes place in our times while we are live, we should know the ideas
we should know the descriptions of the job. We should know also about Isa and a salon. Because we have had people who claimed that they were Isa we have Mirza Ghulam Ahmed in India, Pakistan, he claimed he was a sir.
We also have one of the Mohamed again, he claimed was MIT also planned to as Isa said he was the body of Christ.
And we had Dwight Yorke,
the founder of the nubians. In New York, he also claimed to Aziza semi admitted that he wasn't a Muslim, at the end of the day, he was a Jew.
this information is good for us to know. So we were able to determine those who would want to claim that they were the mighty or they would want to claim they were Isa that we would know that therefore would have enough information to identify for ourselves, who in fact, was the true ID and who in fact, was or would be the true HR lady.
But what is probably more important to us
is, as a companion nonprofit members, I sell them at a time.
When will the hour come?
response was, oh my god,
what have you prepared for it?
This is what is of most importance to us as Muslims.
What have we prepared?
The effort to raise funds here is part of that preparation.
I've asked a lot to bless all of you who contributed to the effort of the center, and I hope that you would continue to contribute to its efforts
Because that is part of the preparation
That's His Eminence. We don't know when it's coming.
And once we die, the process of Romans, resurrection begins for each and every one of us.
And Allah has described for us in vivid detail, what will happen in the next life.
But the problem is for ourselves
it's not real.
We read the Koran.
We hear the explanations of the problems, I tell him and his companions, etc.
But it isn't real.
So it doesn't move us It doesn't touch us. It doesn't cause any change in our attitudes in our behavior.
isn't a guide for us, though a lot of said and described this, could that lead to pain?
Why because we're not.
It's not guidance for us because we're not of those who suffer.
So when we hear the verses of Allah, they don't cause us to reflect.
When we hear about
paradise, and hell,
it's like stories,
the Arabian Nights or any other kind of stories that we read.
It's pleasurable, but it's really not real.
I would like us
to reflect on a verse in Surah Al Hadid
in which Allah describes something of that time to come.
yo matorral Mini and I will move in it. Yes or no room by an ID him will be a man him. Wish Rocco milliohm Jannat into dream industrial and our call Idina fee ha valleca, who will follow him. On that day, you will see the believing men and women with their lights racing forth before them.
And by their right hand,
glad tidings to you this day.
You have attained Gardens under which rivers flow that is indeed, the greatest success. This is the promise of a lot.
Those of us
who realize what is to come
and our efforts are not for this life, but for the next life.
What we do of this life is in prepare preparation for that next slide. Those deeds will become light for us. On that day, lies ahead of us and on our right side.
And a lot goes on to say
Yama, Fuli Manasa una una de
la Vina Manu
nocturnus mean Noriko
wa. Feltham is neuron
and on that day, the hypocrites
both men and women will say to the believers, wait for us.
Let us get some of your life.
It will be sent to them, go back to the rare and seek light there.
who claim to be Muslims, the hypocrites
who claim to be Muslim
will be begging for that light.
Because they have no good deals on that day.
The deeds that they have done for these for this life, they will not benefit in the next life. So it is not a source of light.
And they will be begging the believers for life sharing in their life. But a law will not permit it.
And the law goes on to say for glory barbarina whom
level Babu Babu fear Rama was our hero who Mr. Berlin other
than a wall will be placed between them with a gate in it.
Inside the gates, there will be mercy and outside it, there'll be torment.
You're not doing
nothing Michael. The hypocrites will then call out to the believers saying, why aren't we with you in the life of this world?
The believers will say follow Bella, will Akina come for 10 to
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Amani hat. Jamila overcome the legend of Aurora.
The believers will reply, yes, you were with us.
But you tempted yourself into doing wrong.
And you wavered and doubted.
And you were deceived by the false hope, by false hopes, until the command of a law came to pass.
And you had been deceived with respect to a law
by the arch deceiver, Satan.
The hypocrites call out to the believers
Weren't we with you?
So what are we talking about? We're talking about Muslim
Muslims who were among the believers.
But they were hypocrites.
They thought themselves to be Muslim.
they were deceived by the false hope.
They were saying we were Muslims, we should go to Paradise
will not go to hell, because we are Muslims.
Because all the problems are solved and followers will go to Paradise. They were deceived by these false hopes.
When they had the opportunities to do good, they relied on the false hope we are Muslims. We don't need to do these things.
We don't need to sacrifice of our wealth, because we've got paradise anyway.
They have been deceived, we have been deceived. And this is the same state of the Jews.
And the Christians who think that Paradise is there.
Simply because there are Jews and Christians.
This is the height of delusion. See what happens as the law says on that day those of us who are deluded in this way, we will have no life
and those who are worse in this world, who are our friends etc, but who are doing good, who are making the sacrifice, a barrier will be placed between us and them.
They will get paradise and we will get hell
this is our future. This is what we should be focused on.
This is what is to come.
So I asked you brothers and sisters to reflect
as the law goes on. And the same Sora a few verses later. He then said Allah Mia, Linda Dena amanu and touch Apollo boom, Linda karela from another lemina wilaya kulu gala dinner futon, kita
fatahna la Himmel Ahmed, for purpose boo boo home for Cassie Roman home fast
Isn't it about time to the hearts of those who claim to believe
become moved and humbled by our laws reminder.
And what has been revealed to them of the truth
so that they don't become like those who are given the scriptures before them. And after a long time past their hearts became hard.
For many of them, were sinful and disobedient.
Isn't it about time, brothers and sisters,
that our hearts to be moved?
moved so that we would become of the believers of those who actually fear a loss.
Who would utilize what Allah has given us in this life.
To prepare for the next
would come to the aid of Muslims, whether it be those from Kosovo, or those from Iraq, Syria would come to their aid
Our wealth and our time.
And also for our families,
doing what is right with regards to protecting them from the evils of this society.
Seeing that our children are educated islamically
isn't the time that our hearts to be moved, be touched,
to change our outlook,
and to change our behavior.
So that we can ultimately become of those who believe and earn paradise in the next life.
So the millennium,
the millennium, the new second millennium, is not something that we should be seeking, looking forward to anxiously
because it has nothing for us.
Christ will not come, the world will not end
as Christians believe.
Because the major science has to come, the minus signs have to come. That's profit non
profit science and they have income. So we will not be caught up in that at all. Instead, we will know what are the signs, but our focus will be on ourselves on our own lives on the future, which faces each and every one of us that
that is our future.
That is certain.
If we have doubts about paradise and hell,
we have no doubts about them.
We need to think about that.
This is why Prophet Solomon said, I used to prohibit you from visiting the graveyards, but go and visit them the early part of Islam they were prohibited.
But later, it was encouraged. Because it is better to remind us of the hereafter.
Let us not forget that
which is around the corner for each and every one of us.
Either we believe what Allah has revealed, or proper elements clarified.
And we strive for it.
Or we don't believe we become deluded that we're not going to die. Maybe some scientific developments will come and extend life.
This is what Western science is promising us.
Eventually, the pill for all ages coming. We'll be able to live forever.
Either that or somebody from across the galaxy is going to come and visit us and give us the elixir of eternal life. Some ways coming.
Either we get caught up in that
this is the new age religion.
we look around us
how many of us, the people of our grandparents generation are still living.
The great grandparents
and parents people love our parents.
On our own level,
people are dying all around us.
Let us reflect
we have a chance to save ourselves.
I asked a lot to give us the trophy to save ourselves.
we will accept question and answers. I'm going to read them out. I'd like any of you that have questions to write them on a piece of paper and bring them forward don't turn them over to the actions of the bottom of the stairs and give them to me I will read them out. And you may address the question to either of the speakers.
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I think we're going to skip the questions and answers. I think everybody is decided to leave so it's quite a commotion. inshallah, if it's if you want to send any questions up to the
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