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The other thing is, from a theoretical perspective, if we look at all religions, all systems around us not only all religions but all systems, we see that Islam is the only system that is strikes a balance between all elements of a human beings, as you know, my dear respected brothers and sisters, that their individual, the human being the individual
is nothing but a body and soul and an intellect. Look at any system, does it give a balance the right balance between all the aspects of the individuals, some systems focus on the intellect, and they neglect the soul or the spirit of the person, such as many liberal secular systems, they focus on the intellect and maybe the body, the physical body, and they don't give much attention to the spirit. That's why as we will see that in the most industrialized countries or those who are advanced in technology, and so on, it is true that they have provided a humanity with certain solutions, but they fail to provide the humanity with many other solutions and related to what to
the spirit. That's why, as we will see shortly in sha Allah, we see that in the most interesting industrialized countries, we see the suicide rate is the highest or one of the highest. Why? Because again, there is no Food for the Soul. They have provided food, maybe for the intellect for the body, but the balance was not strike and was not struck. Well.
Look at some other faiths. They might focus on the spirit the soul, but they neglected the body
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Welcome to this important conference. May Allah Allah Allah accepted from all of you? May Allah Allah Allah accepted from the organizers, all of them with their brothers and sisters. Without further ado, I need to get into the topic because the topic is quite important and quite relevant. to all of us. The topic is why Islam is the best for humanity. My dear respected brothers and sisters, I think every single one of us should be aware of this topic and should be well equipped enough or equipped enough to be able to answer this question why Islam is the best for humanity.
I will break the topic into two parts. The first part is the theoretical part why Islam is the best for humanity from a theoretical and philosophical perspective. And the second part of the topic is the proof or the evidence that Islam is the best for humanity. It is a vast topic. I'll try my best to summarize it in a very structured way. Now from a theoretical perspective, from a philosophical perspective why Islam is the best for humanity for a number of reasons.
First of all, my dear respected brothers and sisters.
By common sense, we all understand that the manufacturer is the best one to lay down the framework that is needed for this equipment to function properly. So, the manufacturer of any equipment, let us say the manufacturer of Sony equipment will be the best person or the best company or the best entity to provide us with the guidelines under which this equipment will function and produce the best of it. We cannot refer to, for example, to Shiva, as a manufacturer to run a Sony company, as Sony equipment, we cannot ask
the manufacturer of Mercedes to tell us how to yota cars should function. So, if we admit that the human being was created by a larger Nevada, and Nevada Nevada is the creator for not only human beings, but is the creator for the whole creation, then by common sense, we should admit to doubt the law of Allah Allah Allah is the best flow in order to use or in order for all the creation of Allah to function properly. This is my common sense. Now I think many people will agree with this conclusion. However, they might ask another question, which is, who say that Islam is the law of Allah, Allah Allah. Maybe Christianity is the law of Allah, Allah, Allah. Maybe Judaism is the law
of Allah, Allah, Allah may be the interpretation of human beings, for themselves is the law of Allah, Allah Allah. And this is a very valid question. This is a very valid question. Now, if anyone claims that his law whether Christians, Jews, or maybe liberal atheist, claim that their low reflects the law of the Creator, then we need to ask them for a proof that their law reflects the wish or the will of the Creator. So if, for example, Christians claim that the Bible reflects the word of the Creator, and the Bible shows us what the creator wants from us, and the Bible illustrates the framework that the whole humanity should follow, then that is a good claim and let
us take the Christianity as as an example or as a case study. Then we need to say to ourselves, we need to ask them, let us look at the Bible. And let us examine whether the Bible is the Word of God is the true Word of God or not? Let us see whether there are contradictions in the Bible. Let us see whether the Bible is talking with honor and respect about the Creator Himself. Let us see whether the Bible illustrates what the God the Creator wants from a humanity from all perspectives. Let us check whether the Bible itself it talks about what the human being or what are, what is the purpose of the existence of a human being? What is the purpose? Or what is the relationship between the
human being and the creative? what may happen to the human being, after death? What happens to those who do not follow the Bible? And what happens to those who do not follow the Bible? We need to ask those fundamental questions in order to come up with a conclusion whether the Bible is a reflection of what the God wants from us. And obviously, for us as Muslims, it is a clear, it is evident that through the so many contradictions that we know about, we know that they exist in the Bible. We know through the contradictions between different versions of Bibles. Some Christians confirm that there are more than 1000 Bibles that exists in the world. We know for a fact that Bible the Bible fails to
address fundamental questions regarding regarding God Himself, the definition of God regarding the definition of Jesus regarding the definition of the Spirit regarding Mary herself regard
Doing so many fundamental questions.
And because of this, we as Muslims and many others, as well came up with a conclusion that the Bible does not really reflect the exact word of God. And hence we cannot use the Bible as a reflection of how God wants us to conduct our life. Again, I'm talking from a pure rational perspective.
So, as I told you, we have taken the example of Christianity as a case study in order to to examine whether any claim that any system reflects the Word of God or not, when we come to the Quran, and when we come to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in order to confirm whether they reflect whether they are the Word of God or not. First of all, let us see whether the Quran is an authentic book. The Quran is free from any contradictions. The Koran answers all fundamental questions that humanity need. The Quran talks about all systems humanity need in order to function their life properly. We see that there is no single contradiction in the Quran. Allah Allah Allah
says in the Quran Hello Can I mean en de la 11 Cafe Maha the Quran being from other than Allah, they would have seen so many contradictions in the Quran. We also see that Orion defines God for us defines Allah. Allah Shaheed Allahu Allahu La Ilaha Illa who was eager to woo me all.
The Quran says that Allah Allah Allah testifies that he is the only God and there is no partner besides Allah, Allah, Allah and who else testifies with this? justifies with Allah, the main ademola, aka the angels and the people of knowledge, Allah Allah Allah also says that he sends prophets to guide the whole humanity to God Allah Allah Allah says wa salam Camila, Camila xuelin Eleanor de la Allah Allahu La ilaha illa Allah, we haven't sent a prophet before you except to inspire him that there is no God but Allah, except we reveal to him that there is no God. But Allah, Allah also says, Well after the passing of equally Amaterasu land, any Buddha law was attainable. So
the Quran defined for us the role of prophets and what they were calling for. The Quran also speaks about all aspects that humanity need for an talks about the relationship between the human being and God and Allah. The Quran speaks about the relationship between human beings themselves. The Quran talks about the relationship between societies. The Quran covers the social system, the Quran covers the financial system. The Quran covers the political system, the core and provides answers for all our needs. And hence, to claim that the foreign reflects the Word of God then that is an authentic claim. Of course, once we say the poor and we are talking about the Quran, and the Sunnah of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because Allah Allah, Allah confirms in the Quran,
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European qumola if you love Allah, then Follow me Follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the law, the law says, Well, what are the rules of Allah and obey the messenger? So the conclusion of this point, my dear respect to the brothers and sisters, is that if we claim that if we say that the human beings or this universe have been created by a creator, and the Creator is the best one, to legislate for the creation, and then we need to know what kind of legislation or what is that legislation of the Creator, we can easily confirm that Islam is the legislation of the Creator. Islam reflects the Word of God or the way of life God wants us to implement in this life. This is
The other thing is, from a theoretical perspective, if we look at all religions, all systems around us not only all religions, but all
systems, we see that Islam is the only system that is strikes a balance between all elements of a human beings, as you know, my dear respected brothers and sisters, that the individual, the human being the individual
is nothing but a body, and soul and an intellect. Look at any system, does it give a balanced the right balance between all the aspects of the individuals, some systems focus on the intellect, and they neglect the soul or the spirit of the person, such as many liberal secular systems, they focus on the intellect and maybe the body, the physical body, and they don't give much attention to the spirit. That's why as we will see that in the most industrialized countries, or those who are advanced in technology, and so on, it is true that they have provided the humanity with certain solutions, but they fail to provide the humanity with many other solutions related to what to the
spirit. That's why, as we will see shortly, inshallah we see that in the most interest industrialized countries, we see the suicide rate is the highest, or one of the highest, why, because again, there is no Food for the Soul, they have provided food, maybe for the intellect for the body, but the balance was not strike and was not struck well.
Look at some other faiths, they might focus on the spirit, the soul, but they neglected the body,
some Buddhism or some forms of Satanism, or some forms of,
of Hinduism, they focus on the soul, but they don't talk much about the body or the intellect. And that's why it is a limited answer given by them, it cannot be our it does not it cannot be the Word of God, because it does not provide the balance later on that it cannot be a religion or a faith that should provide solutions for the whole of humanity. Because the human being is still needs answers that provide for his for his physical needs, for his intellectual needs as well. So this is a problem with such faiths, we see that there are some faiths or some systems that may focus on maybe the intellect and neglect the other two aspects of the human beings. When we look at Islam, we
see that Islam caters for the human being. In general, the Islam caters for the soul or the spirit of the human being. Islam also looks after the body of the human being, Islam also looks after the intellect of the human being a salami is a comprehensive or solution for the human being as a human being. We also see that other systems do not provide balance between the individuals and the societies. Some systems give more weight for the societies. Some other systems give more more weight for individuals, some other systems try to provide a balance between individualism and societies. And as sometimes they might give more weight for individuals and sometimes they might give more
weight for the societies. So, the balance is disturbed, why because it did not come from the one who looks at individuals and societies in a very neutral, unbiased way.
We can give more examples, when we when we talk about when we will talk about the practical side of this lecture.
Also, my dear respected brothers and sisters, it is true that some faiths try to give answers to regarding the main questions that human beings face.
For example, Judaism, sorry, Christianity talks about what may happen to the person after death. But what what are the answers that are provided by them? Are they comprehensive answers?
Do they really convince individuals regarding what may happen to them after death? This is a question mark. Now, on the other side, look at Islam, what Islam says about what may happen to the person after that. Islam says it clearly. If you submit to your Creator through the way he wants you to submit to Him, Allah will grant you His pleasure and Allah will take you to paradise in our Allah phenol a wine alpha jar Allah feature him and those who go against the will of God, they are alpha job, the q4 in general, because they went against the God the God will not be pleased with them and he will place them in the fire of hell. As simple as that. And God defines What does abrar mean what
does the job mean? A clearly and in a very simple way. Ladies held on to a Ludo comfortable and mushy replicon wala Kindleberger homina homina Villa malarkey wakatobi when a ba ba, ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba Ma and Moroccan work disabil was at no RB karma. Well I can go on and on and on Malaika will kitabi wanna be you know Allah Allah be that will Baba Walia Tama one Misaki. So Allah Allah, Allah explains to us what is Bill briefly, that it is submission to God, believing in the melodica, believing in the articles of faith, and practically speaking, also be righteous to others, be mindful to others be having the highest standard of morals and ethics. So it is clearly defined in
the Quran, how you can be successful and how you can attain Jannah and it is clearly in the Quran. What is the path that may take you to the fire of hell, and makes you incur the anger of God?
Now, what about other faiths? Judaism as you know, they don't talk about the hereafter. In fact, as I have confirmed with number of people who are experts in Judaism, Judaism does not believe that there is a true resurrection. Now we need to ask whether that does make sense or not. It is impossible that they say humanity was just created like this. And God who is the most just he sees that there is injustice taking place in this humanity, and people die before they see any kind of justice. And it is impossible that God all wise, who is not biased, who is not in favor, who is not in favor of any human being, we cannot imagine that this God created the human being and their life
is going to end by their death. As simple as this. If we look to other non faith or non religious systems, such as, for example, atheism or liberalism, or secularism, we need to ask ourselves a question, do they tell us what may happen to us after death? Of course secularism does not provide does not talk about that. In fact, secularism says that this is religion. We don't talk about religion. Yes, but me as a human being, I need to know what may happen to me after death. As simple as this. I want to know whether I'm going to live another life or I'm not going to live another life.
Simple as this liberalism. Does liberalism provide answers for these things? Of course not.
So from another theoretical perspective, we say that Islam is the only religion that provides humanity with convincing answers regarding the purpose of life regarding what may happen to people after death, regarding the definition of God Himself, regarding what God wants from us, and all the main questions that human beings need. Now, my dear respected brothers and sisters, some people might say that we as a human beings can live without the answers without answers for those basic questions. And we see my dear respected brothers and sisters, that the most attractive thing in Islam, to the non Muslims to those who accept
Islam is the ability of Islam to give intellectual, spiritual, practical answers for those questions. And I don't want to go through some statistics that whereby none or converts confirm that the main reason for them to accept Islam is the ability of Islam to provide answers for those basic questions. Okay.
From a practical perspective, my dear respected brothers and sisters, let us talk about the practical aspect of this lecture, why Islam is the best for humanity. Now, many people, especially young Muslims, in the West, they might feel inferior to the Western civilization, they might feel inferior. When people talk about Muslims as terrorists, Muslims as backward people, Muslims are looking down to women, Muslims are giving Muslims have nothing but sectarianism and fighting, Muslims are divided into hundreds of groups, there are Muslims, and there are Sudanese and Shias, and they are fighting and they are killing each other, etc, etc. Many of them people might feel
inferior because of lack of understanding of answers for those questions.
As brother had said, when we are confronted with those questions, sometimes we don't know how to answer them. And that leads to so many problems. I will ask you one question, my dear respected brothers and sisters, when did the second world war? When did the second world war? And it is just around 60 years ago, in 1945? Do you know how many people were killed in the second world war? Just google it or go to even Wikipedia? And they check how many people were killed in the second world war? Now, obviously, as you know, my dear respected brothers and sisters, the second world war is there happened or was taking place between Western and non Islamic nations, and it did not take
place between Muslims and non Muslims, it took place between non Muslims themselves. Is that true or not?
Is that true or not?
Islamic has nothing to do with the Second World War. That is true. That is a fact no one can deny that fact how many people were killed in the Second World War, because of the so called Western civilization, as you know, I just picked a quick
maybe statistics and facts and figures about that civilians killed total the from 38 to 50 million people, including 19 to 25 million from war related diseases and famine, total military debt from 20 to 20 to 25 million, including the deaths in captivity of about 5 million prisoners of war.
Now, these casualties, these millions of people, were they killed by Muslims know who killed them in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, only, in fact, they said in Nagasaki, only the number of people killed because of the nuclear bomb was more than or were more than 200,000 people minimum, the Vietnam War, all of us are aware of the Vietnam War. What is the number of casualties of the Vietnam War because of the involvement of the superpower at that time, or one of the main superpowers at that time? Almost 4.8 million people were killed in Vietnam, Was it because of Muslims? Of course not. Was it because of who when the superpower or the superpowers or power were given to non Muslims, this will
be the result. Now many people think that
I am saying when power is given to non Muslims who are driven by their own identity, not by individuals, we have to be careful, yes, by their political ideology, then this may happen. Now. The question is my dear respected brothers and sisters
the western civilization now and compare it to what is happening to some to what is happening in some Muslim countries. And many, many Muslims and non Muslims, they say, look at what is happening regarding killing in Muslim countries, and look how Western countries are living in peace, and look at how Western countries are civilized enough, we and the answer we provide is this is just a short period of time, after a lot of bloodshed that took place in the Second World War, and just even post was
post the Second World War. And the question is, will this continue or not? And how long is this going to continue? History does not give us allies that this will come will continue for hundreds of years, Allah knows how long this will last. And that's why we say that we don't need to be inferior to the Western civilization or to the non Islamic let me be more precise than an Islamic Western civilization. Let us not be as Muslims, let us not be inferior to that. Another point my dear respected brothers and sisters, regarding the practicality of the situation,
and the regarding what is best for the whole of humanity. Many Muslims think that Islam was not empowered, except for maybe the time of the rightly guided hollyford for 40 years. And we need to go back through, we need to go back to the history to see how long Islam was empowered, or was one of the superpowers since the advent of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sahbihi wa sallam for 40. Plus, Islam was the only superpower. During the Romanian period 132 Islam was the only superpower. In fact, during the Armenian period, Islam managed to destroy the most powerful superpowers at that time, the Persian world and Roman world at that time, then it during the abbacy period for almost
600 years, Islam was either the only superpower, or Islam was one of the superpowers, then Islam was in decline. and fall of khilafah took place in 654. of Hydra. And there were some wars here and there. Why? Because Islam was not the superpower, that key, the whole world in peace. And then after that, the Ottoman Empire emerged in the 800 euro century, around that time, by the end of the 18th century, beginning of the 19th century, and for almost 400 years, the Ottoman Empire was one of the main superpowers. In fact, in the beginning of the time of the Ottoman Empire, it was the only superpower. So if you calculate 600 years, plus 400 years, we can confirm that the throw out
history, or over 1000 year old more than 1000 year, Islam was either one of the superpowers or
the superpower. So we as Muslims don't need to be inferior to think that Islam cannot manage to be a superpower. In fact, when Islam was a superpower, Justice prevailed all over the world. And as I said, when none
non Islamic agenda was driven by some non Muslims, then we had seen what has happened
worldwide. Again, I'm not talking about individuals. I'm talking about systems. I'm talking about non Islamic systems. I'm not talking about individuals. Okay.
Again, from a practical perspective, once we say that Islam provides solutions for all of our problems, let us okay let us put that aside, let us talk about non Islamic systems, whether Western systems or atheists system non Islamic systems in general, let us look at that and then
To see what what are the problems of our society? For example,
the main two elements that we as human beings are suffering from these days is what is economy and social breakdown is economy and social breakdown. Now, if you look at the financial problems that the whole universe went through since 1925, when the Black Monday happened, and until what happened recently, in 2008, the global recession, we confirm, and it has been proven by many global experts in economy, that the main reason behind all these financial problems and problems in economy and the global economy was what was the usual the system or the entities based system. This is the main problem. Some of them talk about the debt, the global debt, or the global economy that is based on
debt. And we know for a fact that Islam is against basing any economy on debt, Islam provided solutions for debt. Many of them talk about
the lifestyle of people and consumerism, and materialism, and we all know that Islam fights materialism and consumerism, Allah Allah Allah says in the Quran, while Ottoman Noma football Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah also says in the Quran, Allah, Allah caravana Baba, Baba, then Leah Takeda Baba, Baba,
Rebecca Hi, Ron, me, Maya, my own. Islam says that Allah Allah, Allah created us in different levels. And if you were created as a person, a poor person, you should try your best. You have limits, if you are unable to achieve what rich people are achieving. Then Allah Allah, Allah says Balto zerona adonia Well,
you prefer the dunya. But the life that Hereafter is better than all of this. So Islam connects you to the hereafter. And instead of just being focused on materialism, materialistic, light and consumerism. So Islam, it is confirmed that Islam is trying to provide a solution for this problem.
This is from a economical perspective, or from a financial perspective. If we talk about if we talk about social life, as you know, one of the great American thinkers confirmed that if the western civilization where to fall, it will be falling because of the breakdown within the most important foundation of the whole of humanity, which is what the family because of social breakdown. And we know for that Islam pays a lot of attention to this cell, which is what which is the family value, for example, Islam prohibits us from,
from having sexual relationship, outside marriage, Islamic six, the sexual activities to restrict the sexual activities to be within marriage in a halal way, in a controlled environment. Why in order to have commitment from both sides, for this marriage and for this family, for bringing up the children, and as well, you know, that the marriage break down or the family break down in the non Islamic societies, whether Western societies or non Western societies is huge, is huge. And I'll give you an example from from Britain, yes. from Britain. In Britain, for example, they say that only 33 people 33 men, out of 1000 men who can get married are married only 33 out of the 1000
people who can get married, are married Why? Because people are not interested to get married. We also see that
for example, in the UK, I can give you statistics about my country, the UK there are more than 3 million people 3 million
Children who are living with a single parent within a single parent. And they say that the statistics confirm that almost quarter of the children in the UK are living in a single parent can in a single parent family. And,
yes, if I can call the if I can't call the exact figure. Anyway, almost one quarter of the children, one quarter of the children in the UK are living within a single parent, as you know, my dear respected brothers and sisters, the child, the child, the children are the leaders of the future, if we do not look up look after them in their childhood, then, of course, they will not be the men or the women of the future, and the whole society will be corrupted because of this, or they will be a big facade mischeif. Because of this, these are just examples for the social breakdown that we are suffering from, as an example, when non Islamic agenda rules when we eliminate Islam from
influencing our life.
Again, when we talk about when we talk about social problems, when we talk about even the relationship between men and women, when we talk about segregation, when we talk about this element, which is a very important element within the social life, we will see that that when you see that Islam provided solutions for that is through regulating the relationship between men and women, while the any non Islamic agenda whether Western and non Western, any non Islamic one has a very loose relationship between both genders. And as a result of this, we see the sexual, the sexual related crimes and diseases prevailing in many of the non Islamic societies. And if they were
prevailing in some Islamic societies, they are prevailing because unfortunately, some Muslim societies are not following the Islamic guidelines.
I can, for example, I can read some of the statistics for you, you know, in 1997, report by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, which define nav as forced, forced
sexual relationship found that 91% of rape victims are female, and only 9% of them are female, and that nearly 99% of the rapists are males. data on the data also confirmed that one one, or data confirmed that one in six us women and one in 33 us men has experience and attempted and completed rape in their life time. Now, many people say that this is an obsolete data. This is an old data. Then the National Crime victimization survey, which uses a narrower definition of rape, which you criticize these data that have been collected since 1997. confirmed that only point 5% of women and point oh 6% of men aged from 12 or older were raped in 1995. By 2010. These numbers has decreased
2.2%. Even point 2% is a huge number. It is not a small number once we say that every 100 women, two of them experienced full rape. Yes, because there is a problem with the definition of rape, we say that they experienced full rape, this is also a problem. Now, what is the solution for this, as we said that is through the regulated relationship between Paul both parties, Islam.
Islam provided us with solutions regarding these
these problems. Now even in Britain, my dear respected brothers and sisters, I can read some statistics for you last October research commission by employment law specialist pulled 1000 around 1600 people finding that the following should finding the
Following shocking statistics on sexual harassment in the workplace, 60% of females surveyed say that they have experienced in appropriate behavior from a male colleague 60%. Which means what? Two thirds of women, more than a third of women surveyed said, a senior male colleague had made inappropriate comments about their,
their fingers, their breasts, their sexual life, backside, and their clothing, and so on. These are just simple examples of what we are talking about regarding the solution that Islam provides for this important element of our life, which is the relationship between both genders, mighty respected, brothers and sisters, we can go and talk more we can present more figures, more facts about the problems the holy humanity is facing these days, even on a political level, even on a political level, let us not talk about the world war. Let us talk about now what is happening now. Look at the war on Iraq. Lika. Look at the war in Afghanistan, look at what is happening in Central
Africa these days, Central Africa Republic, are you aware of what is happening in Central Africa Republic and Central African Republic 20 to 25% of the population there are Muslims, it is shocking to know that 80% of the diamond and gold business is in the hands of Muslims there. And when Muslims or when the Prime Minister became a Muslim, and he was elected to solve a problem in in an interior
basis, then many of the Christian militant groups started to revolt against him. And they started to carry out massacres in western in that country. Now, have you seen my dear respected brothers and sisters? Pee shops in churches condemning that and saying that they are not doing it in the name of Islam? No one is doing that. Have you seen any Christian feeling inferior to Muslims because of the killing happening by some Christian militant groups in centerra? Central Africa? Have you seen that? No. But we as Muslims because we feel inferior. Whenever a Muslim, a stupid Muslim carries out any atrocity anywhere in the world, then all Muslims should come and apologize. And they start to
explain that Islam is a peaceful religion. Islam does not promote violence, Islam is condemning these acts, etc, etc, etc. It is true that Islam does not foster violence, except in a legitimate framework Islam is against
is against illegal terrorism. Islam is against all of these atrocities that we see in the world. We know that we don't need to keep apologizing for these things. But the question is why we need to apologize for this as Muslims. While we don't see our Christian colleagues apologizing for what some Christians are doing in Central Africa Republic, the question is why? Anyway, this is one of the questions but many of the Central African Muslim leaders in Central Africa, in Al Jazeera interview, there was an interview with one of the Muslim leaders maybe a month ago, maybe you have seen that maybe it was in Arabic. Anyway, he confirmed that because of the interference of their friendship
troops, Muslims were massacred in Central Africa and the capital of Central Africa almost was freed from all Muslims, and even the United Nation delegate confirmed that if those atrocities will continue like this, then the whole of the Republic Central African Republic will be evacuated or freed from Muslims Subhana Allah Subhana Allah let us compare this when the prime minister was a Muslim. Let us compare this with any country whether will let us compare this with any country where the leader is a Muslim and how he is
treats the non Muslims with our Christian Jews or others. Let us compare this My dear respected brothers and sisters to what
what is happening by non Muslims to non Muslims under their
under under their control, whether in Russia or ex Russian countries with a what may happen to Crimea these days in Ukrainian to Muslims there what happened to Chechnya chesnee and Muslims what happened to many Muslims in many x Russian countries or Russian countries? Let us compare this and compare it with what happened to Jews under the Ottoman Empire. Jews as you know, my dear respected brothers and sisters during the Inquisition time in Spain, they flee, they flee to Spain, to seek protection in what is known as turkey or in the Ottoman Empire. This what happens when Muslims role and this what happened when some non Muslims motivated by certain ideology or set a certain
political agenda, rule this what happens? And then we as Muslims are asking whether Islam is the best for humanity or not. The last thing that I would like to mention my dear, respected brothers and sisters is
imagine, imagine the whole humanity living without the book of Allah, Allah Allah. Imagine if the whole humanity is living without the Quran, what will happen? What will happen to the whole of humanity? First of all, what will happen to Muslims? Allah Allah, Allah says in the Quran, Allah, ma kita Bonanza Allahu la caja Leto hurry Jana semi novomatic Eleanor De Niro obey Him. This is a book that we have sent to you in order to take out the whole of humanity. From what from the dark. To what, to the light. This is what the Quran, Allah Allah, Allah says about the Quran. Yeah yohannes all mankind not only Muslims, all mankind, but the Giacomo hanamura become one Jelena la come Nora
Medina, and we have revealed to you what alight. We have given new allied Allah Allah Allah says in the Quran, Allah who knows some Allah, Allah is the light of heavens and earth. And the law the law said in the Quran as well. Woman Lamia, jalila, hola who Nora from Allah who may know if Allah Allah Allah will tell you where to take the knew of anyone, then this person or this individual, this society will have no no no light at all what so ever. My dear respected brothers and sisters, sometimes we might think that convincing non Muslims about Islam is a very difficult job. And to be honest with you, I always say that if non Muslims are sincere, for looking for looking for the
truth, I think they will be guided easily forget about a sophisticated discourse regarding proof that Islam is the correct religion. Forget about that. I always say give to any most any any non Muslim, give him or give her the book of Allah Allah Allah, the Quran the light and let them read the Quran. Let them read the Quran with an open heart. Let them read it sincerely looking for solutions for their own energy problems. And once they read it, I am I am confident I am 100 sure, I'm 100% sure that they will see the truth is through the light of the Quran. Sometimes we go through a very sophisticated intellectual process to confirm that God exists or God is Allah or
Islam is the true religion. But every single human being is born or was born. As Allah Allah Allah confirm, was born upon the paper on the natural disposition. And the natural disposition confirms that this individuals internally believes in the existence of God being
needs to submit to a supreme being Who is God? We need just to what to redirect what is in the natural disposition. And once we just redirect to that people will endorse the belief that was naturally disposition in themselves, which is what submission to God. And that's why I always say to my dear brothers and sisters, use the Koran because Allah Allah, Allah gave it to us as a light for the whole of humanity. Allah Allah Allah said to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Fela to tell Katharina wotja he don't be Jihad and kaviraj don't listen to the disbelievers use the Quran, in order to make what to make Jihad to make jihad. What the Quran is not, is not a weapon, or an is
what is a book of guidance is a book of light. And that is the strongest jihad. That is the most effective Jihad that we can use. These days, my dear respected brothers and sisters is to present the Koran to the holy humanity to our non Muslim colleagues. And once we present it to them, they will see the true light that we are talking about, and they will confirm and they will admit that Islam and Koran and the son of the prophet SAW Selim, Islam in general is the best way for humanity. I ask Allah, Allah, Allah to guide those who are not guided. I ask Allah, Allah Allah to open the hearts of non Muslims so they can see the light that we see through the Quran, the Book of Allah,
Allah, Allah, I ask Allah, Allah, Allah to bestow His guidance upon all of us. I ask Allah Allah, Allah to bestow His Rama upon all of us. Wa salatu salam, wa barakaatuh, Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi adjumani. Aloha.
We have a question on SMS, how do we explain to non Muslim
that God is eternal? They say that everything he created
they say that if he created everything, God also must have a creator.
Yeah. Okay, this is a well known question,
our known question, that if God created everything, and everything is created, then God must have a creator. Yes.
God must have a creator, a creator or creator must have created gods. And we say that this self is wrong, because you are assuming that God is created.
Is it clear? Because if God has a creator means God is created. And if God is created, then he is not God? What is the definition of God? God is the supreme being, that who created everything and he has no creator, and he was not created. Now my dear respected brothers and sisters, I strongly believe I strongly believe that atheism is not a sophisticated intellectual discourse. I think that it is driven by an internal desire by so many people. They just don't want to believe in God. And that's why they claim they claim that they are atheist, or they are antagonistic or whatever. But because, because
the believing game God is embedded in every single human being alive soul.
It is embedded in there. They believe that there is a supreme being who controls everything. That's why even money, none. Many atheists and I have experienced this with with one or two atheists. When they talk about the Supreme Being they look up. They feel that there is a supreme being God, but they don't want to call Him as God.
Yes, and sometimes they call him as the nature. So we say this is good. At least you believe that there is a supreme being that controls everything that happens
created everything, this is one thing, the other thing My dear respected brothers and sisters, now those who believe that the whole universe is started the through the Big Bang Theory, yes. And they believe that human beings,
human beings existed through an evolution process.
If you ask all those who believe in the evolution process, have you ever seen the being before human being? On the answer is not.
Have you seen you claim that the human being evolved, is slowly slowly from what from a small cell and then to maybe a different
a different being then became mammal then became a monkey then became a human being? And the question is, between monkeys, monkeys and human beings, have we seen? Have we experienced? Are there any empirical evidence that there are creatures who are less than a human being semi human beings? No. So, why do we believe in the evolution theory, just because it trust there are no empirical scientific facts to prove it. If the evolution theory cannot stand science from a scientific perspective, then this is a human being was created as a human being, then we need to think about the Creator who was the creator. And as simple as asking everyone Yes, about how any system develop,
they say that there is there is someone behind any development for any system, if that is given, then how come the whole universal system or all universal systems existed by themselves and there is no superior. There is no supreme being behind the existence of all these sophisticated systems. So, there must be a God who created every one and none has created him. That's why Allah, Allah Allah did not deal with this sophisticated, so called sophistic Sis, sophisticated question in the Quran. Allah Allah Allah says, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah May Allah Hakuna, say, Allah is the one. Yes, Allah allow summit Allah is the master, the master of everything, everything goes back to
him, Allah who summit led me to LMU that he got none, no he was begotten. And this is a very intellectual answer. Yes, because if he was not be God, if he was not born, no one gave birth to him. Of course, this means that he is what he is a creator and he does not give birth to anyone. He was not be gotten, ya know? He was bigger to none. Okay, Allahu Samad. lemina Dora mula duala. Me aku loco when I had, if we say that he did not come from anything, no, he gives birth to anyone, as Christians say, or some Christians say then of course, he is unique and there is nothing like him. He is the Supreme Being and all other beings are under him. So he is the creator and everything else
is created by him.
The next question is some Muslims believe in the Quran, but they believe that some parts of the Quran are not applicable today. How right or wrong is this? Yeah. Okay.
I had the section to deal with this issue in in my lecture, my question or my answer to this question, my dear brothers and sisters, which for us is not applicable. Which part of the Quran is not applicable for today? And who decides for that?
Think about it. Yes, think about it. For example, if we say that the inheritance law where in certain circumstances, women are given half the share of men
certain circumstances not in all circumstances. And someone were to say that this is not applicable today, then the answer is, what is the criteria to that you can use to judge what is applicable and what is not applicable? What is they are distinct, we have to have a criteria, is it because it doesn't fit in the Western society? Okay, what about if we move to China, and we see, for example, in another country or in another society, women do not receive anything, then we will think that Islam is superior to them, then we will see that Islam, Islam is better than their system. So this means that we judge Islam according to a very limited context. We This means that we are limiting
the knowledge of Allah, Allah, Allah, the creator of everything, to a very limited context. This means that we are judging Allah rather than letting Allah to judge us. This means that we are letting human beings to what to judge what is good, what is bad for them away from Allah. This means that human beings are now becoming the Lord. Yes, because they are dictating what the Lord should say, what the Lord should not say. This means that it this is a level of arrogance where human beings think of themselves as what are the supreme being as the legislator as a law as a rub. And this was summarized in the Quran, Allah Allah, Allah says, Allah,
wa Allah Allahu Allah in is either you take Allah as your load, or you take your desires as you load.
Jesus Akasha Do we have any questions from the microphones in the audience?
From the sisters brothers, no, okay, then we have a lot of questions on SMS inshallah.
We can take this.
You said that some claim there are 100,000 Bibles, what do you mean by that? And what is your source? Sorry?
If I if I said 100,000 Bible, it is a mistake. I meant 1000 Bible over 1000 Bible. Okay. Yeah, there are many,
many sources for that, that there are more than 1000 Bible. And the interesting thing about that, is that if people say that there are seven karate in the Quran, and maybe we will deal about this in the other lecture is are an authentic? Yes. If people claim that there are different versions of the Quran, we say that all these versions of the Quran that have been confirmed that they go back to one Quran, they are one Quran with different way of recitations. If some people say But, for example, other sects have Quran, we say that the vast the overwhelming majority of all Muslims, yes, confirm that there is one book of Allah, Allah Allah. But if you go to Christians and ask them, which one,
which Bible is approved by the overwhelming majority of Christians, that it is the authentic Bible, and all other Bibles are fake?
Do they have one Standard Bible?
Does Christianity have one Standard Bible?
This is clear that it is not okay. 234 10. Everyone claims that his Bible is what is the authentic Bible? I asked the brother enable Islam from from South Africa. He was a priest. Yes. And he said that? Yes, he confirmed to me as well that there is over 1000 Bibles. Yeah.
I remember asking
many Christians. I said, What is that that you Christians agree on? Because I'm confused. I want to study Christianity. And every time I study Christianity, I came up with a different understanding about so many things. And Christians differ on everything, and they just agree on one
thing on Lee, which is what? That Jesus came to save the whole mankind. That's all. But what is the definition of Jesus they differ, even the fundamental questions they differ on them. What is the definition of God? What are the attributes of God? what God can do what God cannot do? Yes, what does be fit to God? What does not be fit to God?
Again, there are a variety of answers. So that's why that's why we say that Islam is the most natural religion to be endorsed by human beings who have not distorted their natural disposition
is that we have a very good question here. How is it that the Islamic system can bring peace when so many rulers or peoples or people misuse, or heavily misinterpret God's words? Is it possible for the Islamic system to bring peace upon so many different people, such as Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Buddhists, other cultures and religions who do not see the world as Muslims do? Yeah. Okay. As I said, that it has been confirmed, you can Google it, you will find it history of Jews or history of Jews under Ottoman Empire. There is an author called Mark Cohen, who wrote about Islam.
Islam, I think he said, What is his book Crescent, Crescent Christianity, something like this Crescent Christianity Judaism, he confirmed that
the Jews in Spain ran away from the Inquisition to live under what under the Islamic State in the during the Ottoman period, okay, during the Ottoman period, which we call as a testimonial endorsements.
This is and there are many examples of Christians and Jews living peacefully under the Islamic State. I don't need to mention examples from the time of Mr. Malhotra when he saw a Christian person who was not given his financial rights and he said we did not do justice for him. And he commanded them to give him his financial rights, etc, etc. Yeah, we don't need to mention those examples. But let us talk about the current corrupted Muslim rulers when they abuse Islam. Yes, if they abuse Islam, this is not Islam. If they are corrupted ruler, they are corrupted ruler, if they claim that they are Muslims, let them claim from now until the Day of Resurrection, it doesn't mean that they
are Muslims. Yes, Islam have certain rules and guidelines, those who follow those rules and guidelines, there are true Muslims, otherwise, they are not practicing Islam. Yes. And this is part of the struggle. We non Muslims have to understand that many of the so called Islamic countries, they do not reflect what Islam says, In so many fields of life, with our political life, social life, financial life, you name it. Now they don't they don't represent Islam. Now, my dear brothers and sisters, if you want to see who represent Islam, yes, we see read throughout history, the time of the during the time of the fall, rightly guided caliphs, the time of the Armenian period, the
first 100 years of Islam, the first 200 years, the first 300 years, the first, as I said, the first 600 years of Islam. Look what Islam says, Yes, look how Islam dealt with with many problems, and that reflect what Islam says. Also, the beginning of the Ottoman Empire, reflects what Islam says about so many things, but to look at our Muslim so called Muslim rulers, and so called Muslim candidates these days, that does not give the right picture about Islam. Now, my dear colleagues, especially for non Muslims, many non Muslims think that anyone who promotes Caliphate he's an extremist or terrorist or he is yes.
Fundamental Muslim. Why do we need Caliphate? We need Caliphate because Caliphate runs the true Islamic system. There will be certain measures and certain setups that ensure that the leader of the Islamic caliphate is ruling by Islam, and then that country or that state that Islamic State will give the right picture about Islam. So it will
will give you as non Muslims a better picture of Islam. What is amazing is to see that now many Western, or many non Islamic Western countries and even non Western countries, they think that Islamic caliphate a or believing in Islamic caliphate is extremism. And we asked them it during the time or we tell them that during the time of any Islamic caliphate, non Muslims experienced the best to live under that ruling. So why do you think that this is an extreme ideology that should be labeled as an extreme ideology or that should be banned? This is the question that we need to ask. So to so many non Muslims, and there is a double standard here, when they talk about many non Muslim
many Muslim countries, they say look at those, for example, some Gulf countries look at some Arab dictators, and what do they do? They are dictators, they
they don't have a social
associate social, social justice in their countries, and so on. And we say yes, we criticize them for the same thing. Why? Because they are not implemented Islam. So why when you want to criticize them, you say that yes, they are corrupted people. And once we say that, yes, they are corrupted people because they don't practice Islam. You say no, they are Muslims, and they represent Islam. We say that they are corrupted because they don't practice Islam. We say that we want the Islamic caliphate because Islamic caliphate represents the true Islam. Yeah.
One second, do we have any questions from the sisters? No.
From brothers from the brothers? If there is no question, then
we have one of two possibilities. Either the lecture was so clear, yes. Ultra clear. Or the question that the lecture was not clear at all. So you did not understand anything from it? Yes. And that's why you have no question about something that you did not understand. I hope that it is it was the first one not the second one.
We have a question. Can you please explain what Jihad really is? And how Islam can be the best way of living with this concept of jihad? Okay. My dear brothers, my sisters, my dear colleagues, we have to understand one thing that Islam is not a religion.
Yes, Islam is not a religion. Religion, in the perspective of many non Muslims, is just a faith between the person and his Lord. Yes, that's all like a Christianity. So that religion should not speak about the international law, that religion should not speak about social life, that religion should not speak about the financial systems, that religion should be limited to the relationship between the person and his lot.
Is it clear my dear brothers, sisters, colleagues, Islam is a comprehensive way of life.
Islam is a comprehensive way of life. You if you want to understand
what do we mean by comprehensive way of life? Look at any system in any country, for example, the Norwegian system, the Norwegian system here, we find loads that talk about finance, contracts, how you buy, how you sell, how you get married, how you divorce, the inheritance law, you find in the Norwegian law,
elements, or elements of the law that talk about how to initiate a war and how to end the war, how to kill others.
Does the Norwegian law talk about how kill how to kill others?
I'm asking you.
Does the Norwegian law talk about how to kill others?
Who says does it talks about how to kill others?
Who says that it doesn't talk how to kill others.
Most people believe that it doesn't talk how
doesn't talk about how to kill others. What about the vast majority? They are silent? The undecided. They are thinking thinking about it. Okay. Does Norway
Do they manufacture weapons in order to work?
In order to what?
money so they want to give weapons to others to kill others. agree or not?
Is this legal?
I'm asking you, is this legal?
According to the country, the state is doing this. The state is manufacturing weapons, to sell them to other countries so the other countries can kill others.
Yes or no? Why are you afraid? Is it illegal to talk about this? This is what Norway is doing.
I'm asking though, is this true or not? So Norway is manufacturing weapons? And those weapons? They are not to be given as gifts as a flowers to Iraqi children or to Syrian children? Yeah, they are weapons weapons means are gone. Yes. Or a bomb? That will kill hundreds of people? Yes or no? Yes. So why are they manufacturing them?
Whether to take money to sell them? Yes. Or to use them? to use them to?
To kill others? Or to smile at others? To kill others? By No.
agree or not?
This is command this is given? Yes. So any legal system in the whole world talks about the international law when it is legitimate to kill others, either. Under the slogan of defending yourself defending national security, whatever, but at the end of the day, it is what?
Yes or no? Okay, this is the summary at the end of the day to kill others. So killing others sometimes is what legitimate? What legitimate law legitimate target? guilty or not? Yes. So why when any non Islamic system talks about killing others, and international law, this is legitimate, and this is fine. When Islam talks about its own version of Islamic law of international law study of international law, and when you can kill others and when you can't kill others, then it is prohibited for Islam to do this. And Islam cannot bring peace because it talks about killing, and Islam is a terrorist religion.
Why this is double standard, Islam is not a religion. Islam is a system as the Norwegian system it is a system it talks about all aspects of life, including the Norwegian jihad. Yes, the Norwegian has their own version of jihad, which is what when they can start a fight, and when they can end the fight, when they can kill others, etc. This is jihad. Jihad means struggle. Jihad means fight. So there is a virgin, a Norwegian version of jihad, and there is an Islamic version of jihad. What's wrong with that? I don't see any, any any problem with that at all.
We have one minute or two minutes, yes.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah alameen sugar Angela, thank you very much. Indeed. The question is that
you said that in your lecture, that Islam is address all the needs of the humanity. Yes. That may be the body and the intellect and and and and all the needs of the human Yeah. But they are the other ideologies, not address
all the needs. Maybe the liberal lady speaking is the only individual and maybe this year they are also either the
either the other aliens or not address all the human being needs. Yeah. The question is that in the practice, how that the Islam nowadays in the practice that
address all these all these, we look at the liberal, they are free, they are development and they saw so and so on. So yeah, and when you look closer to Islam on the practice, it is very difficult to to to let other to convince them and to let them believe that Islam address the comprehensive needs of the human via Thank you. Good question. JazakAllah head? Yeah, good question. We don't have time to address this question in details. But
see, my dear respected brothers and sisters, maybe I am bit critical of the Western civilization. Yes. But I believe that the western civilization is a temporary phenomena.
Yeah, you know, what does phenomena mean?
Yeah, the western civilization is a temporary phenomena, how long it will last? We don't know. How When did it start? It started very recently. So we cannot we cannot have a better judgment of temporary phenomena. It has been there for almost six years, how long it will last God knows. But the way it is going? Yes, it doesn't reflect that it may last for a long period of time. So when we compare Islam to a temporary phenomena, we have to put in our mind that it is a temporary phenomena, and we should not be inferior to that. And we should say that nowadays, we don't see Islam being practiced in a way that brings solutions for humanity. Yes, maybe it is true, but this is for a
short period of time. The other thing is, now once we talk about the western civilization, my dear brothers and sisters, we need to ask ourselves a very fundamental question. Let me ask you this question quickly, before we go to the break, what is the main purpose of any civilization?
Is the question clear?
Is the question clear? What is the main purpose of any civilization?
piece? Yes. Hmm.
If flourish if it flourish without peace,
that is not the main purpose. Once you talk about peace, is it their inner peace or the global peace?
The first the first element should be what? their inner peace, agree or not, because the inner peace will lead to what?
To a global peace, agree or not?
Do you agree or not, which is more important that global peace or the inner peace? If we imagine that there is contradiction, then the inner peace is more important to me? In fact, there is no contradiction because the global peace cannot be established unless there is what inner peace, agree or not. Okay. Now, in terms of the Western civilization, has it fulfilled the main aim of civilization by providing individuals with their nrps?
Now, I don't want to three people to answer I want everyone who
has any Western civilization, beings successful in providing individuals with the main aim of civilization, which is their inner peace?
who disagrees? who say no, they were successful in providing individuals with the main aim of civilization, which is nrps, Who says that? Yes, they were successful in that?
No one. In fact, one part of the lecture that I missed because of time, you know, my dear respected brothers and sisters, and I found this I confirmed this statistics in England in my country, their population is with a before now because there is a referendum whether Scotland will be another country or not anyway, in Britain in general, we have 50 Plus, yes, million people. How many people commit suicide every year? Are you
I have this or not
4000 people minimum. Yes. Which means that and I found it confirmed that in all European countries, in all European countries, the average of the number of people committing suicide 100 people versus 1 million out of 1 million of population 100 people have them commit suicide, if they are finding their inner peace, despite of the civilized country, they are living in Why do they commit suicide? So, the ultimate aim of the civilization is not the aim, which means that it is not a civilization.
Yes, we can argue we can discuss this more, but because of time we have to stop here desert Camilla Farah Baraka, la feeco. Anyway, I will be with you. You can ask any of your questions in sha Allah during any of the break Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah