Channel: Bilal Philips
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tried and continued
in accordance with the foundation, whatever you started off with, that would like to continue
in a place where
you know, important than oneself or
taking pleasure from the praise of others, etc, then we think a lot
we remember a lot
remember a while,
if we do it sincerely, then allow the moon
in terms of a given
the class or whatever is
doing sentencing, minimize our
projection of ourselves
minimize that suggestion,
this will help us learn,
stop doing that right.
No, you should continue.
Today there are a number of books are calling is correct.
Here does resulted in conflict between the rules for reporting for
is very, very important.
From the statements that
I've learned from the practice of
maintaining the unit
is of great importance.
when the teaching of the unity of Muslims in general, we're thinking of that unity, which is based on
people who are involved, maybe
they are commission
structure, we do that.
if we do that, then we will have nothing left because you're all
all of these defendants of items.
But if we use gender as the basis of switching our rights, then we will end up with nothing.
But when it comes to the actual concept of
you can become a law.
Certainly human beings have the attributes of a law
then you have a problem.
Because this is no longer Islam.
It doesn't matter what they call themselves
It manifests in many
Believe that men have the attributes.
They're no different
than others who are driven by passion.
We cannot establish unity with
people who have given the
claim that man can become a law
when you choose
those who are given the books, they didn't pick up on him attached
to them that is pick up
the book in common with the truth
between both people who truly believe in a law as a matter wants them to be
in the name of a law.
So, they're the basic concepts are not compromised.
People are committed to the oneness of Allah
they may have different methodology, they may have different interpretations of certain
political or economic or whatever
methodology then we should flip the rights of Muslims
differ in opinion, they become a habit for the rest of mankind and they will
we will never be able to make all of them agree on everything.
What we have to agree on are the fundamental
concept of a law, the law of mind
we have to be tolerant
because if we are intolerant, then what happens that you
because, we are bound
and we are committed
then we have
the way of
the last fragment
that it was one of the
one of the circumstances or causes for which blood may be shared.
one who commits adultery
another with him
with killing another
or committing adultery.
We should all
strive to maintain
it involves patience and impatience. Which is something
that a lot of faces come along
a lot when I deliver to
patients and from therapy.
Didn't know Satan in the dream of
our belief and I've been hashing
out from them because of
their diamond carving.
About a question how do we change?
can do it.
The more it increases the more our patient
The more we come closer
At the bottom of that complication of things that you have to do in the morning, they are lost and 1000s of times on diseases and you know, spin around, jump up and down, you know, some people give you a whole series of workouts,
ease of life,
for the check of a law, that is asking, something that everybody knows that
is highly praised in the concept of loving for the sake of Allah seems to be something quite abstract.
And before doing that, I could just ask
about writing, doing legacy
was a lot of things
one does not come closest to a lot become more pious
by doing the things, which are more control,
if people are involved in all these external factors, but they are neglected, they cannot
that they sometimes say that
the things that happened to them which were thinking or how they raised themselves and privacy in
the way as defined by a law
with a large
having done that, having established
for law by doing the voluntary acts, which are a junction from
all of the various including
with your brother with a smiling face
we've been loving
everybody's looking at everybody else's enemy
So, the issue of getting comfortable I have to emphasize that somebody wanted to teach, once you find the love right,
you might just
come home. That is why for example, as we come to the mass
of the human economy,
when we come to the mosque, some people ignorance
fear, that it
needs to be done.
rate shot up all of the other voluntary prayers keep doing this.
be given precedence over
let me say
that my phone was dead when the comma is given. No other prayer is adjustable, just because we were at the bottom
forgive me precedence
It's time to draw from the making you up on
your budget, because again,
loving for the sake of
it means that
you would like ourselves
in spite of what you did feel, for one of them
some revulsion or some whatever, but
we will treat them as we would like to be
loving for the sake of Allah ultimately is an action,
it is an action,
not necessarily what is in the heart, because we have problems, we have to deal with,
that the old must excuse for what is in their heart, what comes to their mind No, as long as they don't speak on his
in a loving manner, that is treating your brother,
a person that
makes that a constant characteristic of himself, he will find or she will find
the bad feelings
because those might just be for the sake of a loss or not, because you want something from
your brother or sister because something was
removed that from your heart from doing it for the sake of a law because you know, it's easy for a loss
in spite of what
us to feel
a movement towards
or more people
something that we are
working to find the highest
is increasing and increasing.
This is like, you know, law also defined in terms of love because loving others and
we are obliged to learn a lot.
When I define God to be left alone, you
follow the law.
We display our love for the law by following the commandments of the Messenger of Allah.
We know that love
is something that is done in action.
Continually doing it for the sake of a loss would have you believe the next day where you're doing it also with your heart.
There are a number of
the who are giving someone
but in this case, you may have some insight into it. But
I would say that as long as
they are here
discussing that you should continue to give our best if you find yourself being drawn sentation for their lifestyle
What you're doing is too much for you are being drawn into some of the negative ways or whatever it means to be
conducted all over the telephone and
back and set yourself up to ask the right person to do what you be in your presence without feeling
that love is
what keeps alive alive.
Knowing the lightweight and that knowledge, propelling you
differences, you mentioned
that in the commercial
concerning the definition of Yamaha, which is one that
Secondly, the question concerning
the differences amongst the hopper, whether that those differences are the same as
the first five in terms of the gamma
represents growth people
principles of Islam
intellectually and are striving for classes
in accordance with the way that the early generation of Muslims
to make another jump
they are in
if there are errors and mistakes amongst them, what is required
to correct or revise and to bring the person back in line with the
of the Mojave Desert
of the differences
may be similar to differential
differential which may be
having to do with issues of leadership.
some of the differences were over issues of Islamic law
and interpretations of those.
over the fundamentals
you know, 100 families or lawyers, or law
and that is why, in spite of the differences with varying housing
policies, for the most part, they maintain,
even with their disagreements,
even when shared groceries were amongst them hard
I mean, I knew that it should be, but even when we refer to lead worship political, they did try to resolve by arbitration and bring it back together. And that group of slipped off, arbitration became the enemy and they were hunted down fought against
You mentioned suicide bombing in your lecture.
When I mentioned,
I mentioned putting down your
range a difference of opinion regarding
suicide bombing, something you
didn't exist in the time of
clearly defined and
obsessed with occlusion,
we find ourselves in the next slide fitting itself, particularly in house in the same way that you should be
one of the companions
concerning water retention
was essentially life
diving on the lookout for samples
and an eye
the person who's connected with a lot of stuff that you guys
to validate that you get up and get out of here
now, when we look at the issue
of suicide in the war,
the line between suicide and martyrdom in particular, be very, very time
is coming. There are large numbers
and instead of running
tells you not to run
for the SEC or
not to prove to others that you are raised for the sake of Allah, obedient to the commandments and allow you to stand and fight.
For the issue of knowing this is a valid issue. always
going to find insights you don't know. Either he unfortunately may come back and stand with you.
But not guarantee that you will die.
So that was that
you power the PSP around your waist
and you press that button,
you can't have any other extension but
you are killing yourself.
something you want.
we said that a lot
further emphasize that responsibility
by cursing those who would hide the knowledge of Islam from others
and quoted the verse
and with a lot said
and then the Vila moolah and Zelda Milan bayona
embodiment of a novel in Africa.
A law we will analyze
very rules to hide
the clear messages
and guidance after it has been revealed to mankind in the book, the final revelation to find
such a person by among and cursed by all who would,
we said clearly shows that
the responsibility of carrying the message of Islam to non Muslims around us or to Muslims who have deviated this responsibility is not only an individual responsibility, it is a compulsory responsibility and all who would neglect that responsibility fall under the curse of God.
Following that, we talked about the qualities of those who were caught.
We pointed out
that there needs to be
calling people to the oneness of a lot, which is the essence of the message
must take place. However, we pointed out that it may not be the beginning point
from which dollar is given, but it is the point
to which all invitations must come.
accept acceptance of the oneness of God
and our responsibility to God
and living in accordance with that
is the key to salvation.
Everything else is only to help us to fulfill that responsibility
nose involved in calling people to Islam must be patient.
Because calling to Islam is not an easy task,
it is the task of the Prophet
Muhammad, I tell them I said
that the people who face the most difficulties in life, calamities, tragedies, etc, were the prophets, then those who are next,
So I'm the right.
So when a person realizes his or her responsibility to carry that message,
they have to be prepared to patiently their the difficulties that they're going to find. And that process
is very easy for us to find a
hole or room and lock ourselves away from society and worship God.
Away from temptation, etc.
but it doesn't produce correct, proper spiritual development. This is why monasticism was forbidden in Islam.
And this is why Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said that the delever who mixes with the people and their their arm is better than the deliver who doesn't make to the people in there.
Because true faith grows in adversity, and struggle, striving, facing the difficulty putting our trust in a law.
Having put that person along, we accept what a lot of destined for
contentment, because we know that it is all of the good
trial and adversity. Whether you choose to call,
call people to Allah or not, you're going to face it in life.
So you have a choice, either facing it
with an Islamic perspective and benefiting from it, earning reward from God, for every difficulty you face, every pain that you
feel, this is a blessing behind it from God when you are patient.
You can face your adversity, you know,
falling into despair every time something bad happens to you and crushing others and blaming this one and that one, you know it you can go that way. Or you can go in the past that God has ordained for
him and said he and Reggie Allahu Vika Rosalind Wiseman,
aka the homerun. Yeah, that's
what a lot of guys on your hand.
One person to Islam is better than the most valuable things of this world.
The things that we desire,
the nice home, nice car, children, nice wife, all these different things that we desire, if you lump it all together, to guide one person to Islam, through you, is better for you than all of us.
We have to decide for ourselves, what is it that we want? Is it the things of this life this is what is most important to us to gather as much of it as we can. Because if it is, then be sure as the problem has gotten unfolded.
We will not be able to gather of the things of this life, anything more than what Allah has already written for us. If all of mankind got together
to try to benefit us with dumping which rod did not like for us
and if they all gathered to cycle homeless or something was robbed did not right will happen to us.
That's the reality of
it has been written.
So we have a choice. How do we deal with this reality
we have a choice either to accept the way
sponsibility of Islam, which is a responsibility
is not something that should make us feel superior to other people where we become hotkey, arrogant, proud, etc, etc.
No, it is something which should humbler make us feel that we have a duty to perform.
And we need as much help as we can in performing that duty.
depends on the degree to which we shoulder that responsibility.
We want the blessing of Allah, we want the bottom.
This is what we want,
then we must do the things which will bring that blessing onto us.
And among the most important things that we can do licensees, as governments, as Alan said, is calling to Islam.
And after Poland, women die in a loss.
Who is better
than the one who calls people to Allah.
This is the best of mankind said, this was the job of the Prophet. And they're the best.
the inheritors of that responsibility.
And that is our duty
for anyone to stand before God in the damn judgment, and to say, you know, I live beside
this one, or that one,
for many years, or they never told me anything about I just went about their life, they, you know, they talked to me, etc, borrowed things from me, I borrowed things from them, I did, but they never said one word to me about
that is a serious accusation against us on the Day of Judgment, which will bring for
Because this is a major crime, it is a major thing.
We need to feel that we have been neglecting our duties.
We have come to this country, those of us who came here.
And we have taken material benefits from this country,
which we will not be able to take out of this life with us.
The only thing that we'll be able to take out our righteous
brothers and sisters,
we cannot afford
to allow a day go by
having conveyed the word of a loss of somebody.
Do not let
Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said that people are genuinely fooled about
good health and spare time.
who think I've got good health now? I'm having a good time now. I'll be a good Muslim later on.
When I get older,
when I run out of steam for the US I can do that go to the mosque. You know, do good news.
This is a very very bad approach.
And we see this manifest in hajj.
Anybody who goes to Hajj you see the people who are coming to hide.
Most of them are people, you know can hardly walk people in the light. diners are falling off the plane and dying or storming. The shapes are dying everywhere.
We went to the time of
people are going there with energies. The left there in the prime of
Rosa was your old should be going for a second and the third time
Not the first time.
But people have rationalized in their mind, as the Prophet said,
Whoever has is accepted by a law
then they return home, like the day they were born cure.
People, if you want to make hygiene, your youngest saw Go, go now, you still got to do it.
yourself, you know, you better you go when you're older, you know, later after.
I mean, we can't
plan evil. And then say later on, you know, I met people like this. Some of them came from the Middle East, you know, when I was in America, and
we find them going to places that they shouldn't be going and
he should be showing us some good examples, you know, not going to these places of corruption.
Your contract with them? Did you do these things before?
Okay, I wasn't a Muslim that I didn't know better, we don't compare.
You know, when I go home during the summer, you know, I go to Mecca, you
know, nyaka love forgiveness.
you know, thinking that, you know, when they go back, this is going to remove,
or like you find Muslim who will not pray all year.
You know, Ramadan
when Ramadan come, you see them in the month.
But the rest of the
prairie Ramadan, especially, are implemented for others, you know, this is right to really do it for them, you know, make up for all the other things. No,
this is not, you know, Islam is not a ritual,
ritual there. But the ritual is to help us to grow spiritually, with the wrong intention, those definition is meaningless.
So, we have to get back to the basics. We have to recognize our responsibility here.
That we are in
every day, every moment that we have an opportunity to convey the word of Allah to others and
without a doubt,
don't let anyone fool you or give you excuses, no,
you are hiding, I am hiding the truth. If I do not convey it.
If I have a chance to convey it, and I don't, then I'm hiding the truth.
Now, Java requires
us to be most effective, as we mentioned in the last session,
we should feel an individual responsibility when we're going to do it, whether there's organization or there's no organization raphaela we can only do it when there is organization, but
to be more effective,
it is better that we have some organizing
organization that is geared towards our
needs means that for example from this match
those of you that attend this matches, we should have a committee,
a committee which helps to organize our activities of demand.
invite people who are involved in
activities among non Muslim depression and write them here to give seminars training program to get the kind of skills that were helped to make each and every one of us more effective in taking that message.
We need to do that
we need to get some help. But as I said, we should not say Well, once we get this when this happens when this comes then I will start oh
we have to start now.
We have to start
we don't know when they're going to die. We don't know the future, we don't know tomorrow, we have to make the commitment. Now,
a lot rewards us according to my intention, focus on themselves, these are rewarded according to the intention. So, we have to make the intention first
commit ourselves, and then we strive to find a way and the means to do it.
my invitation to you rather than said is to try to organize, whether it be here in this market or any of the other masses each masses should have. A is our committee, which is involved in coordinating our activities.
There are already some organizations involved in dow activity, you need to invite those people who are not here to teach you what you need to know terms of methodologies, etc, benefit from them and get involved.
there is a point that we also keep in mind.
And that is
that seeking knowledge
is something which is the foundation of all of
the we don't have knowledge that Gao is compulsory, then we're going to
ignore, we're going to be negligent with regard to dollar.
Therefore, it is important that we know
the talk this afternoon and this evening here
to inform you of that responsibility, for some knowledge is being conveyed to you in this respect, but we cannot always expect to be spoon fed, that people will come and just give it to us, give it to us.
We have to seek knowledge,
we have to sincerely want that knowledge and we have to strive for it.
is compulsory on each and every Muslim
is compulsory knowledge primarily of the religion
and then the knowledge which will benefit them in this life, helping them to establish communities,
look after their families etc.
knowledge of the religion knowledge This is where the benefit of both replies and
this is something which we should realize is a
individual responsibility, what is known as dying.
Each and every one of us must seek knowledge.
And we need to seek knowledge about the things again, putting things in priority, the things which are the most critical.
And this evening, I'm only
recapping what we spoke of earlier this afternoon. And suggesting to you a few practical suggestions in terms of implementing the issues of power. And in closing the presentation I wanted to pass on to you a
department that seldom said
all of Adams attendance
And the best of those
who come in
constantly are those who turn back to God in repentance.
Repentance is something strongly emphasized
a lot of
all mankind, turn back to a law in return for all of you.
Turning providing the sentence with something which we should do
to help purify our heart
recognize our wrongs change our life
as we go day to day without turning back to writing repentance. When our hearts become hardened,
they become hard.
didn't become easy,
elegant, become natural.
Repentance helps to produce humility,
helps to purify the heart.
that's it Allah had said, that one who make repentance is like one without sin.
sincere repentance erases sin
is essential for us to make this a part of our daily
lives, turning back daily to God in repentance, asked me forgiveness, because we all know.
We all know that we are committing errors throughout the day, no matter how hard we try, we still have our own weaknesses. And we come in
and talk amongst ourselves, used to repent to God more than 100 times every day.
This was the way of the Prophet
returned back to God in return.
So we shouldn't neglect this way.
It is a way for paradise,
and Prophet Muhammad,
he had told us
about a form of repentance,
which is the most superior
I'm sure if I ask most of you, who knows
the best and most superior form of the sentence, which
is the most superior
the form of repentance, about which he said, Whoever says this form of retention or the enters into the evening, and dies that night, will enter Paradise.
And whoever says it, as he enters the morning and dies during that day will enter power that
is something critical,
something critical, which none of us can afford not to know.
The best of us
are girls who turn back to God and repentance.
And this is a form of repentance, which, as the Prophet Muhammad are seldom promised,
if we say this form of repentance sincerely, obviously does not just rattling off our teeth. But say it sincerely from the depths of our hearts
and die. Having said
How many of us amongst us here?
Just put up your hand.
How many? no repentance
What did you think?
What did you think
very important. This is what we're saying. The problem is that we are saying
is very important. We all want it right. But we're not doing the same thing.
That is the point. He is like, we have knowledge of paradise and it's important
that we're not applying that knowledge, it means it will not disappear.
our third point
and I hope that each and every one of you
will try to get a hold of it and learn it later.
part of your day,
happy affair, daily prayers
La Ilaha Illa.
for Allah Allah azza wa jal robot,
along the law, you are my Lord.
There is no god worthy of worship except you.
Luckily, You created me
and I am
we have no Lord in this world, besides
it should be for him Hello,
this is reaffirming our declaration of
just in for us, he has decided for us.
And we have a choice. Either being is willing slaves
or being these unwilling,
willing slaves are rewarded, the unwilling
and I remain
your covenant, the covenant that I have made with you Allah,
and my commitment to you as you have commanded me throughout my life,
as much as I'm able.
This is not the law,
And I'll tell you this fear Allah, as much as you can allow doesn't ask you beyond your ability.
us to do it to the maximum the best that we can.
I seek refuge in You from the evil that I have done.
There's no place of refuge except Allah.
No one can protect.
No one can say, except Allah.
So we remind ourselves
that it is with a law alone, that there is refuge from the evil that day.
the blessings and the mercies that you have granted.
I didn't even deserve
a live lecture. In spite of our disobedience, our ignorance,
our corruption, he blesses us anyway.
So we acknowledge
We have no intermediary to confess our sins to because no one can forgive us.
for no one can forgive him except
the master of invocation or forgiveness.
Each and every one of us
depredations of the Prophet
Gar of Islamic heritage, you can find it there on page 34 learning the different supplication invitations
because it is authenticated in showing for you that all of the various publications in the book are authentic
publications or cultural etc etc.
On that note,
I will turn over the floor for you to continue with questions from this afternoon.
And to begin them I have a few
disinfectants here with our answer
leftover from this morning
there are people calling
and telling us that if we join and we give they are a mirror or that we should we know that in a group
we have to have an Amir is a leader, but doesn't mean we have to give him they are that is an oath of allegiance.
The issue of good blame for VMware, a big issue.
We distinguish between the mirror of the leader of a group. And what is known as a mirror of the leader of the
can only be
a body which strives to
help the community implement Islam.
by individuals who have taken the responsibility of encouraging the community along the path of reformation of implementation of Islam, practically in their individual lives, as well as on a community level
be that someone
in Arabic called Amir, however, this person was elected as the head
One to coordinate the gathering
to make the follow up on things which are decided upon etc.
The leader in the sense of a mirror of
the head of the community with making decisions, you know, for the whole community.
We don't have any organizations like that
have come together across the country, set up a body a consultation body insurer, which now
we are here for the Muslims of England
together to do some community work got a little better, and then shut up on Amir who's going to be who kind of decision
and furthermore, causing people to make bad making also.
This is Furthermore, innovation
With regards to our situation here.
We have the law.
We have a responsibility to learn,
to practice individually in our families
to convey the word of Islam to the non Muslim community around
It is not a matter of time, there are competitors who are putting out in the yard area which are preventing others from making room. Please ask them to return to the specified area for the women who are not about us.
We have a responsibility to organize ourselves,
setting up committees to help us to coordinate our activities, not to try to pick up the leader of the Muslim here.
Very important for us to realize our own limitations. And these organizations and committees and leaders in their proper context.
Because once you decide to set up a mirror, who becomes like a leader of
the greater than a mirror for them,
and another person
in another corner and cause people to accept him
Once you start to set up these organizations in this nation, it only takes for somebody to bring this authentic idea
to the people in the group and take them the rest of the way.
try to work effectively to implement
in our families and in our community. Yes, without organization, practically, effectively, Islam into practice. And among the things that are most essential here, which
is greatly lacking across the
Our children are going into the regular school. And I've been wiped out.
two, establish alternative education, quality education,
education, which has the highest level of academic, but at the same time, it has
the Islamic view on education.
People will learn about the religion
and learn about the academic rigor necessary to help them survive in this society and be productive.
These things are linked together in educational institutions.
Nobody wants to do it.
And every one of us that does not have that desire that does not look
into these non Muslims and become disbelievers when they graduate,
everyone would have done that
they will be held to account biologically
because they chose to come here
they chose to leave
the country and come to live among them.
itself according to Shetty, is a
dead then whoever he absolved himself from those who lives amongst it is delivered.
Meaning they've chosen that they just chosen to come live here like Virginia,
you know, get a piece of the pie.
Of course, those who accept Islam here.
They have to make a light here.
I've looked at the vision emigrate, Islam encourages them to get out of here. Go find an area where you can practice Islam most effectively. But if you are here, you can't get out or whatever, then you must make the best of the best of it meaning that you are carving in your nation. A niche for
establishing a community for Muslims to live in, which has all of the components which will help us to educate our children properly.
So we need to be
Get our priorities straight. It is not about setting up an Amir and declaring the Khalifa and you know all these other things.
It is about establishing Islam here in a way that it will convey
to the next generation
are young who grew up.
I'd like to ask you a question out of this topic, and that is, what is your point of view of the suicide bombs in Israel? Can you say what you know about this, as I mentioned earlier,
to tie explosives around your body and throw these things in order to kill the enemy, whatever it is, you
kill yourself in Islamic
in no uncertain terms,
and then to burn kill people indiscriminately
is again further Haram.
policy dictates that we cannot kill innocent people, children, women,
religious people who are not involved in a military struggle against them.
So putting bombs on planes or trains or buses or airports or whatever, this is not permissible in Islam.
Because we're not in a position to struggle effectively against that military occupation. And we need to work continues to build up to
Because one PT comm like the disbelievers in our conduct, struggle when selecting from a loss,
there is no blessing.
Because we will never be equal to the enemy,
in terms of technology, rapidly, etc. will never be
the generation of them and those that came after them succeeded not because of the technology, the technology of
superior the weaponry, the material that they had the type of Shields and armor