71 – Tolerance should not be at the expense of our faith.
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what the law in Allah habiru the metamodel so the karate allows for handleless speaks in this area of the Quran very beautiful verse of the Quran. He lays down the foundation of our relationships with one another, including our relationships for those who are not Muslim. Allows 100 says, We are people who have faith Gurukul verbena Lila, be firm, for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala Allah says, Be firm for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, Shahada build trust and be witnesses for justice and fairness. You must be the witnesses. In other words, never be a witness to that which is not fair and that with is not just and all that goes further and further and says, while I agree, man a
commission on homing Allah, Allah, Allah says, and do not let your
hatred or your dislike for somebody make you not to be fake. Don't think well, this person doesn't like man, I don't like this person. And I now have an opportunity to to give a verdict on a particular issue. I'm not going to give this person what this person says no. Angelo, Allah says and B Fe, B Fe. Always be fair. We're Acropolis taqwa. Allah says because famous is the closest to Taco famous is the closest to Taco what taco Lucha and have tacos is allows panatela in a la habiru prima Carmen, Allah says Allah is a way of what you do. Because we know a lot stronger. It's not only a way of what you do, Allah it's also a way of what you're seeing
and what you plan what your intentions are.
And this will taqwa of course, has many meanings and I always like to give the different meanings every time last year gave a meaning of taqwa was a nominal Hata awesome day about taqwa. And many people translate that was the fear of Allah say taqwa means to a fear of allows Hunter. But in reality, this is not a proper translation of the word Tukwila. Why not? Because somebody that you fear, you want to run away from that person, isn't it? If you fear somebody, you're not going to love that person. You can't fear love somebody at the same time. Maybe in our time, we loved our parents and feared them at the same time. But that is an exception, I think. So what does it mean?
It make doesn't mean to fear Allah, because Allah says object of love. Allah is the very source of love. It means to fear
to do things which Allah is not pleased with that is the meaning of the meaning of taqwa is to have fear not to displease allows for HANA. So in Allah, Allah says, Be just and fe that is stuck by means that injustice is being ungrateful or not showing our gratitude and our respect and our reverence for Allah was found our data. So for a Muslim, then famous is the rule between friend and foe. Whether you're dealing with a friend or dealing with a foe, you have to be just, that is the rule of Islam. And that is our last 100 instructors. Allah says, we should keep this always in mind in in all our transactions with everybody
and today inshallah, how to deal with a question of tolerance.
We live in a time when we live in a very open society.
Not like before, under apartheid, we were divided.
And there are certain things that is happening within our society that I think we need to comment on. But before we do that, I want to deal with tolerance on two levels.
There, of course, is tolerance which is tolerance amongst ourselves as Muslims. How tolerant should be, we should we should be towards each other. And then, of course, the tolerance between this Omar Omar, Mohammed Salatu, Salam and other nations, generally,
between us and non Muslims. And
these two distinct types of tolerance.
There's a problem with both. We know there's a big problem with tolerance amongst ourselves. And somehow there's also a problem with the tolerance that we have. And it's exercise between us and other people who are not Muslims. If we look at the lives of the MBR insert of Salah, if you look at the lives of all the MBR in salatu salam, what do we find? We find that each and every prophet addressed the diseases and the problems that faced him in his society. He didn't look at what was happening in the village next door or the town but further away now, a prophet with NaVi Salam was sent to Makkah, he focused on the problems of NACA, you focus on the problems of Riba, the problems
of idol worship, the problems of bale of daughters alive, and particularly the problem of Vito heed of the errors at the time, this was the great challenge of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. And those are the problems that he faced, may be trying, for example, as in another example, to be sure I
the problem that he had in his community was
that his community
was very corrupt in the business dealings with one another
tribe lived in a time when people didn't give,
if they sold your kilo, they would still sell you some some something under a kilo, so forth and so on. And the very corrupting their business dealings, they didn't pay the creditors and so forth, and so on.
So now be sure I focused on this part, you focus on corruption in business dealings. And, of course, because it was prevalent in a society, there was a lot of resistance against abishai. In fact, he came to a lot of harm, because of the fact that he highlighted the problems in the community. And of course, any person, anybody who highlights the existing issues,
always comes under attack, it's easy to speak about what is happening in Syria or in Lebanon or in America or in London, but very difficult to focus on the problems of your own community.
And these, this is what the RBI did and this is what allows for how God instructed Gambia to look at the problems of their own people to address the issues that affect him and his people. And
also, we find that
to a certain extent,
the tolerance that we have
for other people, for non Muslims, there is somewhat of a problem there.
And what is the problem
and the problem of tolerance with non Muslim communities
is that the general rule should be that tolerance is required from the people that are in power.
The people who are in control,
they are the people that should show tolerance in a society that is multireligious or by religious.
Because it is
to be tolerant. When people are suffering and people are oppressed.
It doesn't make a lot of sense to be tolerant when you're living under a government or a regime or a state that oppresses you. I mean, look at Palestine, for example.
We hardly required to be tolerant living under those kinds of conditions.
the old man is somewhat in a state of helplessness.
When we want to talk about
whether we should be tolerant
I think we should look back at our history. We should look back at the history of Islam when Muslims were in control. What was the situation like in regard to tolerance when Islam and Muslims were in control?
When Muslims and Islam were in power,
let us look at the time of the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Because for us, as a community, we don't have a choice but to refer back to Mohammed Salah loudest.
For the last 100 years,
were the first parliament of world religions held in 1890, something.
There has been a move afoot in the Western world, to create what is called a world religion
to create an ecumenical faith,
a faith that will appeal to everybody.
And of course, they started the world parliament of religions. Sure, you've heard about the world parliament of religions, they've had quite a few settings.
And the thrust
of that movement is still going on today.
It is very prevalent at our universities.
Where they are faculties of Islamic Studies
is to move towards this ecumenical type of religion.
There are basically two groups in the world today, those that say religion, there is no such thing as religion. They're called atheists.
And then there are those amongst us, including Muslims who say all religions are correct.
not only respect everybody, but we should also say that they also write
this argument about America can also be I can also be wrong.
So the other person, the Christian or the Jew can also be right, even though we may think they're wrong.
I'll give some examples of this later on.
And of course, what we've done in the process is we just put the car on one side
and we just put the head in one side and with one side, we lock him up for Christmas and New Year.
And we say well, we forget that Allah says in Edina and the light Islam we forget Allah says that the deen biologists law, we forget that allows says, woman Yep. Islamic law mean that Allah says that any person who seeks a way to Allah except apart from Islam, Allah will not accept of him. We will leave that
we talk about a new kind of spiritual tolerance.
At the time of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
There were three
tribes of Jews living in Medina.
And when the levee system came to Medina, the first thing he did was he went to the three Jewish tribes
and signed a pact with him and the pact was that they were equal citizens of Medina
and then the reciprocal duty to defend the city of Medina. Professor Salah made it clear that we will defend you if Medina is attacked. And we expect you to defend us if Medina is attacked.
Of course the Nabi sallallahu wasallam said I expectations that one day the Jews will become Muslim. And one day they will accept Islam because why? Because they had scripture. They had the Torah and the Injeel revelation from Allah was hand written and they had signs in the Torah that told him about the coming of the new Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. So the Prophet harbored these tender feelings of feelings of the Jews, inshallah will one day accept Islam.
And we found that whenever Muslims conquered non Muslim countries,
and especially countries where they would use the Muslims would offer them protection, the right to live peacefully, the right to practice their faith peacefully, it's over the top. In all the countries we look at Muslims conquered
Egypt is a country with large Jewish communities. In fact, the Jews were treated so well in these Muslim countries that in 19 5060,
the Minister of Finance of Egypt was a Jew.
Same as in Iraq, Minister of Interior of Morocco in 1956, was a Jew.
So not only were they treated well in Muslim countries where they live, they all citizens
highest levels of government.
But when Spain
was conquered again by King Ferdinand
and Queen Isabella, the first thing they did was
they declare genocide against the Jews and the Muslims.
There was wholesale slaughter of Muslims and Jews in Granada in all the other cities of Spain.
And the Jews, where do they go? Because Muslims went back to North Africa, they went back to where they came from. The Jews sought refuge in North Africa in the Muslim countries. And also they sought refuge in Istanbul. Most of the Jews of Spain went away to Istanbul. And what was the symbol at that time, Istanbul was the seat of the holy,
the halifa of Islam, the Muslims was sitting when
the Jews went to seek refuge. One would think that it shows how Muslims were seen at the time
the Jews knew that there will be the safest in a place with a chief of the Muslim set.
Like they were safe in Medina, so they will be safe and even up to today, with all the problems in Palestine is a very large Jewish community living in in Istanbul, their synagogues, their businesses and everything.
So, that is how Muslims treated the Jews and also the Christians. But despite the goodness of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, despite the goodness
and the diplomacy was which he treated the Jews
try to assassinate him on many occasions, not one occasion, or two occasions or three occasions, on many occasions that Jews try to assassinate Mohamed Salah Lhasa, and after every attempt at an assassination allows was revealed that the plot came from the Jews, not from the other Arab tribes in the community.
And we found today in Palestine, more than 65 years of oppression 65 years of oppression. So it tells you that tolerance has its limitations. I mean, Mandela is known to have been a man of peace, man of tolerance was no greater personality in the world today, that is celebrated so much for his tolerance, and his forgiveness and peace that he sought for all of humanity. Yet, it was that very same Nelson Mandela who found his way, who found that the militant group within the ANC to militarily attack the apartheid government to plant bonds that will kill people.
The very same under he started, he went for training in or we hear this latest thing about him having been trained by the Israelis. But that is
that is not true. But the fact is, that even for him, such a great man of peace and tolerance, there are limitations.
We know I mean, and if we look at the world today, any neutral observer
will tell you that Muslims are not only tolerant, but had become too tolerant.
It's a book that I read published in America
on the the crusades, and this writer and a non Muslim writer. He says that Salah had his biggest problem was that he was too tolerant. When he conquered the crusades, Jesus said all the soldiers fee and what they did was they went to tire in Lebanon they regrouped, re armed themselves and re attacked the Muslims from behind. So Muslims die times are 2000 Why are we tolerant? Because that is what our Deen teaches us. That is what Mohamed Salah Mata that's how he was and maybe I should tell you a story which I wasn't going to tell but I think I have some time today saying that it's
About then Abby Allison Sarah went to her name.
You know, after the conquest of Makkah, NaVi Salaam was now the leader of the whole of Arabian peninsula many many people the owner of Mecca became Muslim in one shot they will accept Islam except but a few. And the detractors the enemy was that for nine and wanted to
say that this was the last time they're going to take to finish Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and her nine what happened
just before they got to her name, the profit stopped to make salah and the Ask bill out to make other and Bill are made and
They were some of the new young converts of muddy maca were like from the rich families they started laughing amongst themselves well what is this you know look at this man shouting you know top of his voice you know young people are my guy you know
the Sahaba came and complained to the enemies a subsidiary so Allah you know these young people you must speak to them you know they while bill I was making a dime you know they will they will often so now this is from said bring them to me
bring them so the young people can so when I say to them, I believe that you people were making fun of Bella while he was making other they said yes. And so Sam said no, who have you made the loudest noise who have you loved the loudest? So one chap saved me. So parmesan said Come Come sit here. So he said oh my god. Now then properties is going to make one side and my aid is going to be gone.
Let me just say setting down a visa Sallam said to him
Would you like to learn how to make
this is I mean this is a put him off skilled tab and he was now totally on balance profits it inshallah teaches prophecy to say after me the probably the whole other name cannibal say said align you repeat it and repeat it and repeat.
So when it's finished and you say to the neighbors of Santa, Mashallah, let me see if you got a beautiful voice, you know, maybe Florida. What could he say?
He was a Muslim, but a young Muslim, and he was also a young person.
So he said, Yeah, so Allah.
Bilal is the Dean of Medina, I want you to appoint me as the Dean of NACA.
Imagine just this one
tolerance, just just just simple. He said, Please make me be more available. And he said that he lived to a ripe old age, and you still make sure that for every walk in the huddle, to go to the heart of Mecca, and make sure that until the day that he died,
just because of the tolerance of Muhammad Sallallahu was and this is not a unique incident. There are many other incidents, which I've already told you about.
But he will look at modern day the modern day world we look at, for example, the way Muslims in Iraq, for example,
prior to the invasion of the Americans, do you know that Iraq was under and you know, this I mean, I have to tell you, Iraq was under
what do you call this not boycott or resisting that the waste, sanctions, even medicines were sanctioned, even food was sanctioned. If you said that more than a million people died in the 10 years before the war. It was before the war in 10. And most of them were children. And this is common knowledge. They said 500,000 babies died because of lack of food.
And I asked you the question, Where will we invade with the Muslims and where were the Muslim states around them?
When Muslims were Muslims are living under a despotic rule and we see this every day in the Muslim world,
under despotic governments,
they are primarily supported by the Western governments. I mean, Saudi Arabia is mainly supported by the West.
And so is the Egyptian new Egyptian military regime supported by the West
and so many other regimes in Syria supported by the West by by Russia,
servers and so on.
And whenever these the people of these countries try and change the situation,
try and change the oppression and the despotism and which under with the Muslim,
it is the West that floods these places will arms and money
to keep the status quo as it is. So we ask ourselves, how far should Muslims show their tolerance?
Let's move on to tolerance amongst ourselves.
something allows longer that says in the heavy on medical omit and wider.
One are a boo boo. Allah says that this nation of islam is one nation
that really should not
be the agents of this unity and this unifying the mob Mohammed
And I want to tell you a little story.
This is not Hadith, not just a story about
four cows, cows, cows and give you milk 43 black ones and one white one.
These four cows were living in a very hostile environment. They were living in an environment where they were surrounded by lions and tigers, and wolves, and so forth.
But they decided that they thought of them, were going to just help each other and assist each other and be together.
So one day, the three blacklock cows at the meeting.
And these three bad cows decided that this white cow is actually a burden to us this white cow in the night when we try and hide, they can't see us because we're black. But there's a white cow, he stands out.
And there is an account, we need to give her the way and we're going to be in trouble.
So they decided they were going to boycott this white car, they're going to stay away from him. They're going to boycott him. At night, they're going to move silently away from him and hide wherever they hide and he will be alone. And of course the fox is very wily animal. We saw this, this unity amongst the cows. And he decided that night that he was going to attack the white car and he attacked the white cow. And while he was eating the white car, the other three cows were looking on doing absolutely nothing.
Three William looked on and said, Well, you know, there's a problem problem is now gone.
So the next night, the fox realized that there's only three, three cows left. So the defenses are now reduced by one cow, say went to attack and he killed another one of them. And he ate Mr. ATM up. And he decided while the third night he said to himself on only to lift
less defenses, less opposition, he went and he killed the second one.
And of course the last one knew now that his time was
the sky was going to come.
And when his time came when the fox attacked him and got to his throat
and the light was going out of him.
These were the last words that he said. He said
oh kill too. Your armor okay lacked social appeal.
I was eaten the day the white cow was eaten.
I'm sure you're listening to this. You have learned many lessons from it already. Many lessons from it already. And the biggest lesson that you that you learn from this is that when we add this united, we are weak allows to have the law says in the Quran Surah Surah tolon file, the eighth surah verse 46. Allah says a three year old law however Rasulullah
be obedient to Allah and His Messenger wallet and aza o Fatah, shallow, whatever Allah says and do not fight with one another do not about pity issues. Sometimes we fight about taking issues. What are 10 as Allah says, If you fight about petty issues further up Shalu you will fail. What does have a cocoa and your power will dissipate. You will have no power was new in a llama solidarity and be patient for Verily Allah, our those who are patient.
So alswamitra warns us about tenaga.
Of course, it doesn't mean that we shouldn't have differences of opinion.
We should have differences of opinion. We always have differences of opinion. We are shockingly some of us. Some of us are for Abu hanifa. Some of us just on the fifth level are humble ease and some of us over the top. But these differences for example, should not make us clannish and group ish. I mean I'm sure if this was a imaam Abu hanifa would walk into this Masjid. Now.
We all Sharpies. 90% of us are Sharpies. Who would we ask to leave the Salah.
Go who the athlete
is walking in or hammering the hammer but nonetheless noticing the family in this budget. I think maybe there's one or two who you asked to leave the salon.
Even a manager would walk in here who should be asked to leave the salon. Nobody would need to go in the panel. Nevermind asked to leave the salon. The owner of Capetown would stand behind him, isn't it?
What does it mean? It means that we should accept
and be tolerant of that kind of difference that exists amongst us even as a high volumes of Islam. So how about the differences?
In fact, the two greatest advisors of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam abubaker Norma always had differences if the ones in black the other one said white if the ones in white the other ones in black, you read the eastern
example would be the Battle of butter. Now these are some of us, Abubakar
we've won we've got
prisoners of war. What we What should we do other prisoners of war abubaker say they are Allah they are family from Makkah. You know ask them to pay ransom and when they pay the ransom set them free and of course we know the very famous Jordan episode Salaam said to them though you can pay ransom teach a Muslim to read and write we teach a Muslim to read and it free? He went over he also Maria Omar, what shall we do the prisoners of war, Marseille era surah Allah they are enemies. They came to kill us kill them.
Now this is something that towards tolerance, he tended towards our doctor he said no, no, no.
Click and pay some money. They can teach people how to read and write and say they're allowed
to say the wrong you and our backer were both wrong
and tell you are in charge of the earth until you've established government until you're strong and have your own army prisoners of war who come like this to destroy you, but put them to death.
And many other instances where our back and armor and therefore the Navy system always used to say abubaker is like Ibrahim ERISA
His wife said to him, they
don't want them in the house, take it away, put us in a desert travel away from me shaming the poor man to peace, his young wife and
was a very soft hearted man.
And he said oh are you and Agnew and Musa
we don't take any prisoners, no prisoners. He was like No, and Musa.
Since even amongst the Sahaba
there was this differences of opinion.
And we must understand these differences will remain.
But it is important for us to understand what is called the fifth of
it's called the fifth of proceedings or the fifth of priorities
on Hulu yet, Hulu yet that Muslims should learn the science of prioritizing what is important for them.
And if we understand what is important for us, it will minimize
the healer far too if filler fact that we have amongst us
and sometimes even the navies of Salah my differences with the Sahaba
we know honorable hardtop as a teacher for davia. he disagreed with an ABC.
Now he says I'm sad, we sign a pact with a corporation we turn back, we'll come back next year former I didn't want to speak to the Prophet, he just walked away.
So there were these very, but these differences might be our brothers and sisters one of differences of aqidah.
They will not differences of tawheed. They won't have differences in the way they understood their abbadabba laws. But these were tactical differences.
And if we want to resolve the differences, we can can't resolve them as though the differences always be there.
But it's the way that we deal with these differences.
And the way that I have always dealt with differences was that you always approach it with a clean heart and with sincerity, to resolve the issues.
And therefore in Islam we have what is called Shura with
51 votes with 1,000,049. For somebody else no. In Islam, we have a lot of room Xu rabina.
Allah commands, consultation and cooperation.
And with his difference of opinion, we should consult one another. We should be in consultation consultation with one another
and isn't good enough at you. You should ask everybody's opinion.
expect everybody to agree with you. Because what's the point in asking people's opinion if you already know that they do agree with you, you should expect people are going to differ and the art of Shura is to be able to bring differing opinions together.
That's the art of food.
Whereas the art of democracy is to have 51 votes.
The Art of democracy is not the truth.
The Art of democracy is not to elect the best man. The Art of democracy beguiles you into the method.
When observers are sent to look at whether
a vote was just an Fe. They only look at whether the vote was Justin fair.
They don't look at whether the man who was voted in is Justin Fay.
Islam says the message and the men must tie in with each other.
That's why the Navy Salam gave an indication of who he wanted to succeed him Abu Bakr Siddiq are the Latina abubaker appointed Omar to be successful on our appointed the committee to decide on his success. So Islam in Islam, there should be
a definiteness about who is going to come out at the end of the process of consultation.
So the heart is really important the art in everything is very important.
Hobbies which are always the rate we shall try to summarize is one did an episode on check set with a Sahaba and he told us a haba a man will come past us now he's a he's a man already in Jannah
Subhana Allah haba didn't take much notice the second day the same man came past and he said there is the man again he is the man is already in the surgery again the man came past again The Prophet said that the man Mashallah is a man he's already engine
so I'm driving amor
de la Toronto.
He thought to himself Wow.
We sit in the company of the Navy the sun every day is not any one of us. That we are people of gender this man is not even part of the inner circle. He's just walking past the masjid and the prophets of Salaam said he's a manager. So
he thought himself he must find out why did the Prophet say that?
And why was it the one Why did amor Why did he take the initiative to go and find out about this man? Because he his father one day came to complain about to the NaVi sobre la Salaam about he's a bad imagine father came to complain to the nephews of Salaam about essenza that he was making too much.
He came to complain to the Navy sister of my son armory. He doesn't sleep he doesn't eat he fast all day. So Allah is for on all day. I'm afraid you know he's going to die one of these days
so these are some cool armor and said oh armor your father came to complain you know you
you said prophecy is so essential. Ahmed, you read the prices you finish the Quran one day.
I asked every day
I'm a gadget every night. We looked at him in a bee smell
we said the armor please
tone down download it. read the Quran once once a month said no no, no, no, no. I can do much more than that.
Okay, once every two weeks you read the Quran. I can do much more than that.
Okay, I want you to read the Quran every three days.
And I want you to fast one day and eat one day. So this was ama so I'm so I'm doing so much. I'm going to Jana. At least
you know Mashallah, you know, the amount of gentlemen say went to this man. He said to this manual, I have a problem with my father. Can I come and stay with you for three days and I said no problem can come sleep with me for three days. So he stayed with a man for three days. She's watching this man
Man comes from work at night Max is shining the Moji this barbarian emerging miracle to sleep. So he's up because he doesn't sleep so he's watching this man, as man doesn't get up in the middle of the night doesn't make
man gets up in the morning like spider man goes to work comes back. So three days later, he says he's thinking
as reading Quran even is just making Shalane going to work and coming home. And he's a man of the house that I read Quran every day.
I thought every second day, I'm a man of gentleman, say went to the man. He said, I told you a white line. I don't have a problem with my dad. I came
to see what you're doing because the nappies are three days in succession. He said, You are a man in Ghana. So panela The man said, Well, I don't know you see what you see. You know what you see is what you get. That is me. I mean,
I'm actually the province that I'm in general, but I can't tell you anything more. So don't do anything
in particular to make special
don't have a check that you make by iTunes.
Don't wasn't the comments.
Nothing, I don't do anything.
So while he walks away, I might even haven't even lost walks away and the man calls him back and says yeah, there's something on the telly. He says every night before I go and sleep, I forgive all my enemies.
Everybody who's done anything to me ever I say your life forgive them, their life will give it to so and so. mantra I mentioned the money so did something to me today. So and this and is that what did
I forgive all of them.
So I would have not realized that that was that was the main agenda.
That is what allows father says in the Quran.
Yo malaria and fowl melon, wala banana noon, it lurman Attila COVID sorry. I'll also I'm going to save the day
when your wealth
and your children and your families
will be useless to you.
Except he who comes to Allah with a clean heart
because a pure heart
with a sincere
and the operative word is comes to Allah.
about Allah subhanho wa Taala
you know, it's difficult
to focus on the issues in your own community.
It is not easy for me and for no one else to do this.
But we have responsibility
as people who speak about the column of allows pilots to reflect upon what is happening in our communities.
I'm not here to change us people.
I'm only here to convey to you the message.
As you will say to Mohammed Salah was
less styling him
we must say Mohammed Samuel nada
overseer over them, you are not
a tyrant over them. You are only there to give them the message.
If they want to accept the message
that is the free world. Hello song is created as with choice.
And so I read
in the newspaper.
Somebody sent me an email
that somebody wrote an article to the cape others
about Muslims celebrating who should celebrate Christmas.
The thrust of the letter to the cape August was written by a journalist working for voc.
The thrust of the letter was that Muslims should come out of
their narrow beliefs
and be one with a Christians at this time.
I don't know where this idea comes from. We always
I mean, Christmas is Christmas holiday and we also have holidays.
But this person was saying that
we're not doing it
with enough gumption we're not really doing it, you know?
We should also consider that
Jesus was a prophet of Islam. We should forget about the Trinity. He says, forget about the fact that the Jesus said the Christians celebrate his birth is not the answer, which we believe in.
The answer, which we believe in, is the answer of tawheed. It is the answer that was Abdullah? It is the answer that was Rasulullah, nebula.
And the ISA which is celebrated by by others, is in Asia, which is said to be now the lava son of Allah, look at the gap.
But I don't have a problem, we greet our neighbors, and we say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
But when somebody says we must celebrate, I asked myself the question, then as Muslims, how do we celebrate?
If the Christians celebrate
Christmas in a particular way? Do we celebrate it in the same way?
I don't have to tell you how
the non Muslim world celebrates Christmas.
That's my first question. So you sent me Miss but how what do we do? We can't drink. We can't communicate. We can't put on bikinis on the beach. We can't do all the stuff that they do. So what do we do?
It's good enough to tell Muslims we must be
tolerant and all this kind of.
But that's not the point. The point is when I as a Muslim,
say something to my Muslim brother,
about something to do with religion, then I must take it back to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
If I want to advise you to do something, I must take it back to Mohammed Where do I take it? I must either take it to the Quran, to Muhammad Allah.
Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam lived in a city with three tribes of Jews. I said that in the beginning.
I launched proportion. I think maybe 50% of Medina at the time of Jews, Jewish community.
I haven't come across a single Hadith, or narration or indication or historical
fact. Whatever it may be, that the nanny sallallahu wasallam. Celebrate the Yom Kippur War with the Jews of Medina, or Rosh Hashanah, or whatever it may be, or when the Jews to congratulate them on the days of celebration.
Please get up in time.
The second is
there was this group of Muslims and it's on the website, the mosque in Cape Town.
That is clearly in a on the website that they've sent a delegation
to the church. The Anglican Church will state the name of the church
then send a small delegation of the jamara to participate in New Year's Eve service in the cathedral.
They have sent a small delegation with a letter and it's nice later it quoted from the Quran. Allah says about signal to the Maryam and Ibiza and so on. So from the song
and the justification for this is they say that the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
when the Christians of Niger and sent the delegation to Medina, he allowed them to stay and worship and pray imaginably
now, Muslims praying in a cathedral and then Ibiza Salaam allowing a group a delegation of Christian coming to Medina.
There was no other place
For them to go. Medina had no
waterfront without towels, and bendy bees, nothing like that. So only one place he could have allowed them to stay. And he allowed them to stay in
how that connects with sending a delegation to participate in the church service in a cathedral boggles my mind.
Who is the connection? anybody tell me the connection?
The connection people make.
And I say this clear and open and I say this
was filled with fear of contradiction,
because I contradicted on this point, by many people, but I want to repeat what I say. I say people say we celebrate
maluma or Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because
the Prophet sallallahu wasallam fasted
every Monday because he said that he was born on a Monday.
I want to know from you and me, my logic is probably old.
What is the connection between the Prophet fasting every Monday
and me having a one day celebration
at Cape Town Stadium, celebrating the birth of Bahamas along with the connection.
If I want to follow the Sunnah and celebrating the day that NaVi was born, what must I do? I must fast every Monday,
I can't say isn't it so someone prayed
in magical number
five times every day.
So I take that.
And I say, well, maybe I could
just pray once a day. And maybe it'll be enough.
The third issue that was on the news was that the general secretary or secretary general of the premium Muslim organization in Cape Town
may do on Robben Island
is on television.
Now, let's nothing all I can do on Robben Island. I don't have a problem. I myself will go to McDonald's. No problem.
But the news report said that this was the reason that was the occasion. The occasion was
negative traditional leaders, traditional African
They had a prayer meeting on Robben Island,
to release the soul of Mandela.
That is they believe, I respected and I honor that
I don't have a problem people have the beliefs lacantina Kamala D. Allah so Allah says
to me my religion into you
What is the connection
between an alum
of the premier Muslim organization in Cape Town goes to Mecca for what? To release the soul of the gala from what Quran does this come
from? Which is this? What is this?
What kind of guilt feeling are we suffering from? Are Not any more proud to be Muslim? Can we say?
Sorry, but, you know, we respect you. And we'd love to share with you but that is not part of our faith.
So we can't participate. This makes sense.
I was I was thinking, What did he say?
What did he say? He says you're like, take the roof of bandana on what did he say? It's not a laughing matter.
It shows how much we have been beguiled
by what is known as interfaith
that we have
to do whatever we asked to do. you're asked to pray with him. We pray with him. We asked to sit with him in the cathedral. We do that. I ask you my brothers and sisters. What is the message we are sending to our young people?
Mohamed Salah was a very tolerant man
So as Ali sama
but they not only took up the sword against the
oppressors in the non Muslim communities they also took up the sward against those who attacked the deen from within the Buddha obachan
leads an army against Muslims who refuse to play soccer.
Allah elated army against
Muslims, who twisted the toe heat of a loss.
My question to you is,
what part of the Kalima we leaving out?
Are we only saying La Ilaha
there is no one where she to be worshipped when we stop.
And we forget to say in law law,
that now anybody can be worshipped in anybody can be this is known.
They were amazed Well,
there is an I want to tell you the dangers of this kind of movement.
Indonesia is the country of origin.
We hail most of us from Indonesia, many of us have come from India,
but most of the Muslims in Cape Town came from the Far East.
When so are they to power in?
Indonesia established something called pancha. sila.
What is pancha? Sila pancha. sila was an Ecumenical Movement, communicable means
all faiths are one all rivers flow into one sea. Everybody's one in no distinction between Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and whoever says.
And he made it state policy up to today, in Indonesia. It is a policy of the Indonesian state that everyone shall celebrate Christmas New Year,
aid, and so forth and so on. So the Buddhists will celebrate. And most of them celebrate
whatever they celebrate, and so forth.
If you go to Indonesia now,
I went there a few years ago,
I stayed next to msgid.
The person who might adapt they could hardly make other
in a country they say is the biggest Muslim country in the world. 200 million Muslims. How's that innovation village, ours in Jakarta, which is a capital city of Indonesia. The man could hardly make again
this society in English has become I mean, you'll never say you in a Muslim country.
Yes, there are good people everywhere. But one would expect
that the country that gave birth to unusual
and to ongoing and all these great men who today the country that would be a shining example for the Muslim world
and want to check that a city like data
from which Allah My father was sent throughout South Africa, when they were learning the North
would become the guiding light in the beaker of Islam in Africa.
But I say to you today
if we lose our moral compass
about Muhammad, Allah, Islam and the Quran and we are lost.
If we're going to live this deed on niceties, I'm an Iceman. I'm a nice Muslim.
I'm a tolerant Muslim. I'm a modernist Muslim.
I'm a I'm an esoteric most is another word that is used what is an effective Muslim or inside outside not important. inside. Don't ask me to do outside that's unimportant. I live in in love with everybody.
I lost our moral compass.
Then we on very slippery ground. So now allow song that I've given Charla that
we maybe Salam said
that there are people who fit a whole chain and Mahalia kosha, there are people walk around with the keys of goodness. And people walk around
with the locks of evil.
And whenever they come and they see good, they unlock the good. And when they come, they see evil, they lock it. And there are people who walk around
with a keys, but only short keys of evil. And lots of goodness, when they see things which are wrong, they open it. This is a fight between me and my brothers who wrote in the newspaper for the mosque who did not support them. It's not about him as a person. It's about what he said and what he wrote for my at my intense disagreement, which I have to convey to you.
Because I think when you reach a certain age, you have some kind of little bit of wisdom and a little bit of foresight
in reread history of the world,
and your own history and you realize what the consequences are of some of our actions.
And we share this with one another. And I'm not asking you to agree with you. I'm asking you only to consider what I'm saying.
And if you really want to know the truth of what I'm saying read your history,
the history of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam renacer of the MBR alum sutra Salaam and read the history of your own co founders who can
read the real intuition.
And you will see in it the truth of Islam and truth of our last pilot Allah Allah Allah Allah wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.