Channel: Hamza Tzortzis
Beautiful talk, why Qur’an should be most important book in our lives. How it transformed the world.
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. Proceed. Han and respected.
Teachers are an ummah. I greet you with a woman's Islamic greetings of peace as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh indicator
as the only highly much better way I know it's good to be back in East London
for inviting me acquire an awful lot of brothers and sisters. Today we're going to be talking about an important topic. And inshallah this topic is going to be on the Quran itself we know that the book of Allah subhana wa Taala is our foundation is our basis for a whole entire life. It is the glasses that we wear, to see the world. This is the book this is the tradition This is the foundation that colored our life that gives vision to our life without the poor and we have nothing without lying without revelation without the connection with Allah subhana wa Tada. We are nothing and the reason I'm saying this, because this relates to the depth of the progress of a loved one it
was ended, when in a Hades the promise of a loved one it was having said that he's dead is the biggest fitna if you feel sad, you're depressed, you're going to be tortured think of my dead referring to the Prophet himself. Which is worse than anything because the direct connection with Allah subhana wa tada if you like was severed was cut off.
And from this perspective, without the program we have nothing we don't have any connection without purpose without tradition without raison d'etre without reason for existence. We don't have anything if we don't have the Qur'an. So, I want to give you some as we know the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that he said of the genome of the deen is sincerity. The Deen is sincere advice. So inshallah tada I hope to talk a few words speak about a few words coming from the heart and penetrating your hearts in Java. As the scholars do, you say you speak with the brain, it goes through the brain, you go through the ears, if you speak with the heart, it goes
straight to the hearts inshallah. So let's talk about the Quran.
Obviously, speaking about the Quran requires months and maybe years, and obviously, you are
far more learned than I am with regards to this topic. But I want to adjust this from a perspective of someone living in the 21st century. And I want you first to realize before we talk about the forehand, a timeless book, because the topic of today, the Qur'an and timeless book, let's talk about how it has affected our history. And the reason I wouldn't want to talk about how it's affected our history. Because if we break the link between our self, our community and our history, we break the link to our, to our honor to our dignity to our confidence, as Malcolm X once said, The way that Americans destroyed the black people was by making them forget their own history. And this
way, if we remember if we remember, reflect and ponder upon the history of the Muslims, and of how to change the world, how the paradigm shift, everything was turned on its head, things changed. And what it revealed to the prophets of Allah it was suddenly disappeared because
we recycle claim, in the name of your own who created these first few words created the milestone that changed everything, history changed, politics, change, economics, change, society, change, religion change, our concept of Allah azza wa jal changed our connection with him change, everything change from that moment. This is why the western historian Karen Armstrong, she says, if it wasn't for the words of the poor, and Islam would have not taken root. So let's see how the crown affected how past and our history. And let's start with technology who has an iPhone.
Many of you many sisters have an iPhone as well, I bet. You may have an iPad or a computer, that cell phone, some kind of system, whether it's in your car, whether it's in your phone, whether it's in your keys, whether it's anything that you use, that has technology, this is as a result, you may think, well, this comes up talking about well listen to me very carefully.
Adam Smith, is the very funny looking guy behind the Queen's head on the 20 pound note. Adam Smith was the 18th century founder of modern capitalism, you know, that big disease that we have in the West at the moment, capitalism.
He was the one a fan of capitalism, he said in one of his lectures, that if it wasn't for the tranquil
Government of the Empire of the Caleb's the Khalifa, Islam, Islamic governance as per the Quran and Sunnah, if it wasn't for this,
we wouldn't have the inquiry into the interconnecting principles of nature. And this is so true, because when we crossed the Straits of Gibraltar, when we went to the Iberian Peninsula, when the Muslims, they knew what Islam was about in in stay at home, they went across the world, when they went to Spain, and they implemented aspects of
the tranquil government, the tolerance, the justice of Islam, it facilitated the Jews, Muslims and Christians to come together to inquire into the principles of nature into man life in the universe, to look into the sciences. This woman, Adam Smith was saying, the Empire has produced this because as a result of, because we know, for instance, the poor answers in New York City, indeed, unquestionably a lot of the just, we know the purpose of a lot why they
a non Muslim, and our protection harms the Prophet himself. We know Allah subhana wa, Tada. The book itself, is a book that makes you think and reflect what we own.
And in themselves, see,
to reflect for themselves and for their
happiness in the capital and how it was created. What can
you explain in detail for those who reflect so the Quran is a book of thinking and reflection, as you don't, you don't use your brains, you don't use your reasoning skills.
So what if it was implemented in a social political level in our society, such as Spain, what happened? You have the likes of Mousavi, mamoon Muslim, a man was a Jewish scholar, the Jewish people calling the second Moses. That's how important he was. He wrote many works in the Arabic language. We have many manuscripts on astronomy, physics, mathematics, geology, geography, history, poetry, literary studies.
And this was the basis for the scientific revolution. Why? Because when the Christians overtook Toledo, again, you've heard of the Inquisition, you heard of the Christian journey from that perspective, when they took Toledo again, many of the European scholars, they traveled to Toledo, they pick up manuscripts, and
systems, they pick up manuscripts, or science, or mathematics. And from there, they develop the algorithm. And without the algorithm, you can't have a computer, you can't have an iPhone, you can't have a car, you can't have anything with technology that requires a computerized system. So as the result of a law
that was implemented in Spain, that created a environment to look into these things. If you
don't have the iPhone, go to the Apple store, and outside the Apple store, you must have an
enemy, you must have those words, and tell them why because they have the algorithm because we created an environment that produced the people that would search into these things, not the tyranny of the Christians at the time, because even a Jewish historian science so what is he saying? He says Thus, when the Muslims cross the Straits of Gibraltar in the Iberian Peninsula, the Jews saw the Muslims as liberators from Christian persecution, Allahu Akbar, this was the reality of Islam. These are history. So go outside comment, go outside PC World and tell them demand say, thank Allah azza wa jal, even if you don't believe in him, because of the concept of Allah because of His revelation,
he created all of these things.
This is why Professor Thomas Arnold, no professor of the Hakeem price was honored know most western he says that if it wasn't for Islamic Spain, we will not have the Renaissance. And we will not have the scientific revolution. The Quran created Western civilization.
The academics know this, the sun news doesn't scan he doesn't. He doesn't like our job to teach them. So that's the first point in history has changed the World Scientific Revolution. Second point, the presumption of innocence, any of you, if you're caught in school with some weed?
Oh, you're being very naughty, and you take into prison or you're taken to the court. You know, in this country in the West, you have the presumption of innocence.
You assumed the innocent before you're guilty unless you're, of course, free our brothers and sisters.
So we know that you assumed innocent. This principle is the most important legal Maxim in western civilization came from where? The Quran and the Sunnah. Trust me you don't do this we need to learn our history say to be proud, not arrogant way, but you know that the deen of Allah azza wa jal changed the world.
And let me tell you why.
King Louie the knife, he traveled to the east and he met a monk and this monk, he was researching into the Quran, the prophetic traditions. And he advised the conversation according to one of the chroniclers, there was a conversation with the King Louie the night and this month. And the monk said, if you want success, implement justice like these people implement justice, the book talks about justice. And he quoted some verses or some lines that are exact copy over
the market this and King Louie was inspired, he went back to Europe went to France. And he implemented in Europe, the most important legal Maxim Maxim ever, which is the presumption of innocence. And we know this resonates in the statements of the philipa in the statements of Ahmed
and his famous letter to the judges.
So keenly than I was inspired by the amount that was despised by the Hadees. We know the heavies is revolution as well.
So you may think this is making this up. He's taking it from Nashville, pulling out from the skies, no, are not an STB carefully, there is a 1980s academic article by mossel voice or is called on the influence
of Islam on the presumption of innocence is in there really the whole narrative taken from the chronicler between King Louie and the monk.
And they had this conversation and the inspired King Louie to implement this principle to take him stolen from the headings.
So the Quran changed the world with regard to the Renaissance, and the scientific revolution. And the court changed the world records to the most important legal Maxim, the presumption of innocence, let me give you a third one, tolerance, where invention thereby you economic migrants over, they take care of you they say Come
come and do the jobs for us. And then they complain and say you guys are immigrants. Now if you go back home, this is our
This is our home and the very fact that we have this so called tolerance in Britain is as a result of Islam and the big thing What is he talking about is a conspiracy great one science, justice.
Tolerance all because of Islamia, so be proud of it is our history. Brothers and sisters, for instance.
JOHN Locke was a very famous poster thinker. He wrote books, for example, on the treaties of tolerance. He also wrote the book on civil governance. And he directly inspired the founding fathers of America, when they talked about tolerance and justice and inspired Europe, and especially Britain juggalo himself, and john Locke writes that he was only influenced and inspired by one man. And this man was called Edward pokok. Everyone was called the first orientalist. He traveled to Palestine on to the east. He took his early manuscripts, he went back to Oxford, and he should teach Islamic Studies. And john Locke starts with Edward pokok. And he was directly influenced so we could prove
this, because many of the works of the treatise on tolerance are inspired by Islamic we had the likes of even coffee, I believe, was the 15th or 16th century. Mr. Murrow, about treaties and tolerance, talked about taking care of the dignity of the People of the Book, to take care of them because to their rights, physical and psychological rights. And
to these manuscripts that teaching people about the treaties on tolerance and governance between different peoples, and this way, john Locke in his book on civil governance, do you know how he describes the relationship between the king or the ruler of his people? Do you know what he uses? Vice Chair currency translator in Arabic?
Khalifa halifa, he took the cause of the headache in his books, and he influenced the way it was because of the changes of tolerance. Allahu Akbar. And you can read Christopher J. Walker's book good
Issue Western historians. So look out the poor and change the world.
Politics, justice, science and progress, the things that they accuse the Muslims are lagging behind, of lagging behind, I'm telling you, they are
biting the hand that feeds them. And they say in Britain, we the Muslims gave him this tradition, We inspired them. And the reason we're in this mess because we don't have the countries, we don't have the civilization of Islam take Bangladesh For example, we have that even two quarter by name will be being backed by a machine to say this
the poor bunnies, brothers and sisters are being oppressed and banish the Buddha's department as you take care of the brothers and sisters.
She is to blame to be accountable, take home most of the Muslim country, did they have the answer in place? No. And this is our situation is not because of Islam is because of the absence of Islam. And Islam is the only civilization that falls when you move away from his doctrine. But capitalism is the only civilization that progresses, when it moves away from its own doctrine. You've seen that they've broken their principles and made new ones all the time. Like they make the gun in the morning, they eat him in the evening.
He may he wants to do something. And then he made a bunch of dates. And then he got
got his fault. And this what they do with capitalism, they create a model a framework, then after something goes on, they have to break down principles to preserve them, then you know, they're going wrong. They know that making up as they go along. They make their God in the morning, they date in the morning, and they eat him in the evening. But as long as the only civilization that you continue to progress, you have to keep going closer to his doctrine, closer to his principles closer to its foundation.
So as we see from history, the Quran is a timeless book because it changed. Politics teaches on tolerance. It changed progress when a scientific revolution, and it changed justice, the presumption of innocence. You know, this is enough. Because many of us even know how the Quran shaped the world, from this perspective, shaped the entire globe, the entire civilization. So we should go outside the courthouse and say say right outside the courthouse. No Majesty is cool, say In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, because he gave you the presumption of innocence. He inspired you with a presumption of innocence directly from the Quran and Sunnah.
Also education, we talked about Toledo. Well, there were two English scholars, Daniel Morley and others.
They traveled to Spain and took manuscripts. Where do they go?
Oxford's and what did they create?
The first institution that was then to be called Oxford University. And it was in Chicago for free, even with failed atypicals. Because our heritage without up so to be what Oxford is today, other than Bob and Daniel's, moly, they traveled to Oxford with these manuscripts, and created that institution. So demand the place right after you failed to get them in August 17, I believe, right and say, on your letter, email, or your personal statement, I demand my rights to be in Oxford University, because you have no thing Allah and Islam and the Muslims for the emergence of this institution, because adamant about that in the morning, the influences institution was directly
influenced by Islamic Spain, which is unexplained was directly influenced by the
That should be the new chapter. Yeah.
So then how that influenced mankind? So let's talk about now How could the crowd How is it now a time this book at time this miracle? Well, first and foremost, is a timeless miracle? Because this Court has told us to go and speak to people about our amazing tradition of Arabic culture, the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala go to
Allah tells us, he's inspiring us time, this need to go and have another life, life upon life. Because according to his way is the best thing to do. It's the job of the prophets and you get the reward of the prophets. And Allah says
there's a command form here, go to the city of LA, wake up with the people don't be a nine to 5%
nine to five person you work with the factories in an office. You get
Marriage, you have your kids, and then you die. That's an animal is an animal's existence. It is run by instincts nine to five survival instincts having kids, the procreation instinct, then you die.
But alive qualities of that give you more life, life upon life responding to this call. Yeah, you know, Steve will enable you to do either the ego or you believe respond to the core of a law and his messengers that which gives you life, your ego, even because he said responding to the code is responding to all that is good. And when I
say good means the whole of Islam comprehensively. So let's tie this decoding into something which gives you life, which to call people to this tradition, to revive them to take them out of the darkness into the light, because it will help you to go to Japan for an hour.
Once a comic,
then the rise amongst a bunch of people that will call to the good the hater. That means the whole of Islam comprehensively currently being configured, they command the morrow they forbade the monk out, but when he comes home, and they will attain success, come to be said success is those who attained
so much quality time because the two gentlemen, but cool by attending the two cool people told us
something that which gives us life. And we know that this is the case of the Sahaba. And the reason why most of today is because of that.
And this is why we should stop concentrating on buildings and statues and minarets. Well it is not the most is just opposite this building. It is a shame that we have minarets and domes. It is a shame work law he will come he will lie It is a shame. We have minarets and those who spent 1000s of pounds on pestle and mortar on Samaritans. How dare we,
if the province
was given the choice of a mugger or door which by the way was not even Islamic at the time. Look at the profit margin. There was no government Eric.
If he was given the choice of spending money on bricks and mortar or spending money,
what choice did he make? Tell me Be brave people won't choice with him a lie as an evil those who
will make the choice of spending the money for the sake of our agenda for struggling is cause for our
know for buildings. These were actually a progressive innovation centuries after Islam.
How dare we spend 1000s and 1000s of pounds on a dome on the minarets when they weren't even spent on the purpose machines in the time of the summer. In the time of the pious criticism? What law 19 years after the death of civil law, civil law, it was set in 19 years after his death where we were in Spain, we will move to Pakistan or in Spain to the west side of the world. And it was 92 years after his death 92 years that they decided to renovate the question of
who's still leaking with water. 90 years of his death. And we think we have a right to build in that this was
awesome. It was still leaking of water when we're in Spain. And we're waiting we'll thought What does this mean? It means already, treatises knew that Tao was far more important than buildings. You can have the best buildings you got the right people doesn't mean nothing. But you know what I'm trying to say the point is not the building, it's the people.
the sights of the people. We have 10,000 Sahaba inbox their life detail over another property more than 100,000 Sahaba and many of them didn't die they lived in Mecca many and many of them didn't die in Mecca millions they die outside because they knew Allah was quoting them timeless lead to gender by continuity. So that's the first way the Quran is timeless. We talked about the history, hydrophones the West progress renascence scientific revolution, justice, the presumption of innocence treatise of tolerance all from the Quran. By now there is a timeless call of Eliza which is calling you to that which gives you life as we mentioned, you get to give you life.
Also, if one of our attempts to understand this, think about the Sahaba
and we're doing the contemporary way. Say we traveled to Odom now. Oldham is named Manchester
Go to village in order with 50 people, 100 people, nobody on the go. No technology, iPads, no weaponry, nothing rice in a purchase contemporary context.
And then you give them a book. And they take this book, and within 23 years, they take one third of the world. They take one third of Europe, they take all of Europe, would you believe such a thing? You say this is America, this is impossible. How do you take the stupid people back when people Bora
is a fish and chips they
do any kind of
resources, but you give them a message as they stand up the violence of the takeover the whole of Europe, if I said this could happen, you probably think this guy is crazy. Well, this won't count on him right? A famous academic historian. She says I cannot explain how the people of Arabia, the Quraysh the Arabs in the state that we're in after one book, they took one third of the world I can't explain this historically, naturally. Even from an anthropological perspective, we cannot explain this. Caroline Hillenbrand.
And the Sahaba did this because of the message of Islam tawheed.
Let's go to the second point, is timeless.
The query is timeless because it creates people that advocate the message we spoke about in the first point. And this is most the most important point with the Quran. Fundamentally, if you look at any of
the exegesis of Islam or the Quran, you will see them and say the primary goal of the plan is to speak about how he
affirming the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. His oneness, proclaiming his oneness, worshiping Allah.
And this is the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But this message shouldn't be academic. It shouldn't be okay, what do we have here?
He's named attributes all the categories of academia. But what does he mean here? How is the crowd supposed to make us be revived in our hearts is by internalizing and really understanding a lifelong concept is a reality and understand that a loved one, this is something that revives us is something that could make us take over the whole world because of understanding what it really means. Take for example, the Quranic statement and the statement of becoming found in the traditions of the Prophet Mohammed Salah.
For instance, the holder with a coup at a level, what does this mean? Many grammatical analysis on the statement, that's not the point. The point is, what does he mean here in the heart?
What does he mean here? How have you internalized? Tom, he could tell he from this perspective is saying there is no true power.
From the powerless.
There is no mics apart from his mind, there is no power, apart from his power is the source of low power.
So what internalizing this, what does it mean? It means we don't victims anymore, it means we don't fall for the victimhood trap. We don't blame others for our situation. We don't say design is for or is the American regime, or is the new Congress power, we don't put the finger. Because once you give blame to others, you're giving them the power, you give them the power for change. You don't give the power to yourself for change, you don't give the power.
In our camp, you think there are two unchangeable camps, one that belongs that you are pressing us, and one that belongs to us, and we have no power, they have all the power is binary is black and white. But this is false. This is not
to be a victim. This is not the reality of the Sahaba to be victims. This is not the reality of the Quran. This is not the reality of tawheed. Because internalizing tallied, we realize we realize
that there is no true power from the power of love. So it's not designed to store anymore. These things like design is or an obstacle or ETL, or job, or whatever the case may be or Sky News or Fox News. They're just tools of Allah uses to bring about his win and his power.
These tools, so in reality, there is no intrinsic power. You can't blame them blame a law is from Allah. Allah is a source of these things. How do we actually do these things power as almost being
put in as an atheist does
the natural world has intrinsic power. This we're going to jump in and reset at some mushriks by definition, because they attribute power to the creative world, but we know that he doesn't have to power, intrinsic power belongs to Allah.
So from this perspective of powers to be the people that we mentioned in the first point, to take over the world, and show them the justice and mercy of Islam.
And if we can only do this, if we internalize what tawheed really means.
And from this perspective, when we go to achieve something, we can't blame others, and say their obstacle, rather, we know these are the things that allowed us to manifest his wealth and power. And I asked you the question, do you know as well? Do you know Allah will, of course you know. So therefore, that means it gives you a whole new realm of possibility to do what you can, and try your best. This is why
before he was managing the armies, he will be making so much amazing his hands, and he'd be crying, and we will see him and think this person is gonna lose the battle. He's relying so much on love, he's finished, he has no power himself. But when he was on the battlefield would he do, they saw him and they said, This man doesn't need anybody else apart from his own self.
And this is what he does, when you realize own power, or when it's as
if the whole army
of the enemies which are covered on ethnic harmony, they could not affect harmony, unless the will of Allah. This is a profound Quranic statement.
No one can be for you know, good can be for you, unless it's on the word of Allah.
This is such a simple, profound concern for not to internalize it will be so brave at the Sahaba. And we need brave people, people need to call on you crazy much known because they go into Sahaba, the prophet was known. Because what made them tick, what made them dry was the real driving force of time heed that they can achieve anything in their life in accordance to the waiting and power laws of agenda and nothing else stops them. They don't need
to worry, you know, where we can now.
Call for a powerful design, is that too strong? Close your mouth?
Is it the reality of what actually involved to these people, but the power only belongs to Allah azza wa jal. So we should walk into the marketplace of the world that dunya and be proud in a positive way of our Deen and cool people with bravery. For with, with compassion, with Hickman, which means similar By the way,
and be those distinct characters that will be will look at you like what makes him tick. He's afraid of anybody from Allah. He's so confident he can achieve anything because he knows that Allah wills, no human beings with anything he knows. The scientists and wherever he puts a finger at they will have no true power, a lot of the true power if that's the case, do what you kind of try your best and allies with you.
This is the effect of
something we need to internalize. So that's the second point.
The third point, the Quran is timeless, because as the intellectual timeless miracle, as we discussed, the Quran only makes you think by challenges mankind intellectually. Allah says in the Quran.
We're in contemporary minimalism.
But to be sort of a mystery, what can we do to solve the pain and if you're in doubts about this book, which we have sent out was referring to the Prophet Mohammed, Salah love and he was suddenly then read one chapter like in one surah like it.
besides Allah, indeed, you are truthful in your claim, if you're truthful, that you think this book is from other than Allah, and we know
that and you see the serum generally, to be even.
Razi many others, you see that there is a ninja model that this challenge has something to do with the special language nature feature of the program.
And the Quran came years ago to challenge the best people who are able to challenge people in Arabic, because we know the time in the seventh century Arabia language has everything for them. This is why even the Islamic Arabian historian, he says the Arab of the time used to celebrate two things. Number one
When the boy was born, number two, when the pulpit rose amongst them, poverty was everything for them. And the Quran challenges people basically to change the Quran, but they failed. This one professor are both not a British translation orientalist. He says, although several attempts have been made to change the code, none have yet succeeded.
It is no wonder why did he mean Hello, here are the famous poet of the time. He wanted to become Muslim because he knew this was revelation from Allah, but he did it because of a promise that he was given from someone that will be saved from the fire, which obviously was not true. The Quran came and reviewed him.
was the famous linguist of the time and he said by Allah, this cannot come from a human being, I am the best and poetry and prose. This is not from a human being. So the Quran to this day has challenged positively timelessly is an eternal challenge
has positively challenged mankind and mankind have failed to change. To meet this challenge to bring a recycle like the Quran is unique literary form, is a unique fusion of prose and poetry as agrp the famous Orientalism translator said his introduction to the Quran
that the Quran is a unique fusion of poetry and prose. Likewise, we have Professor Bruce Lawrence from Duke University in his book The Quran a biography. On page number eight he says Quranic verses as tangible science, I express a winning inexhaustible truth. They signify meaning lazy meaning lights on lights miracle after miracle. We have professor in the Netherlands, he says the Quran no good standing the pre Islamic points
is the most eminent written manifestation of the Arabic language. Professor Anthony Jones talks about the top chapter of the Quran about the imagery. And so
we know Professor Neil Robertson in his book discovering the Quranic contemporary approach to the text, he has a whole chapter called the dynamic style. And he talks about 18 facts, which in Arabic, means moving your direction from one place to the other, moving your face from one place to the other day. And he says the crown has an amazing dynamic style and example this isn't the shortest chapter of the Quran. And
Allah azza wa jal says in
into the end of
Allah says very we have given you the abundance, therefore praise your sacrifice. Look at the shift in personal pronoun, we think about this way we have given you abundance, therefore praise and sacrifice, there is a shift between we to rub Why is owed to enhance the effect of the message the communication, because the first verse
involves majesty, power, ability, we have given you the abundance. So we is the majestic plural the power of majesty showing that there is something that we're able to do. But in the second verse is about intimacy and spirituality, as the law says, For suddenly Europe became one now therefore, praying to load and sacrifice,
the shift shifts in the
enlightened the meaning.
This is what you call the dynamic style,
which in Arabic Vedanta is called lt facts.
So the Quran came to challenge the best people and these people failed.
So the command is the time is challenges for third
aspect of its timelessness.
The full aspect of one and a half word is how it changes society,
which we all our responsibility to convey. Take Britain as an example. We have 167 rapes every day, According to Amnesty International UK. That's approximately 90,000 rapes a year in this country.
According to the feminist philosopher, Diane urasoe, she wrote in the Oxford publication,
that 66% of all convicted rapists, they incited pornography as
a reason to why they raped women.
66% in this liberal society from is so good, absolute freedom is
He allows the individual freedom of watching pornography. But there is a direct correlation between pornography and rate even by feminist philosophers and sociologists like that. And you Russell.
This is why American college students 85% of them said they would rape a woman if they could get away with it.
Almost 66% of seven to 17 year olds, they sites that they have to look good to feel wholesome about themselves. There's 80,000 prostitutes in this country. And some people that say conservative estimate,
take child abuse as an example 7% of all children are victims of child abuse. According to NSPCC research,
we have social fragmentation and decay.
According to the children society report published in February 2009. It says that British and American children have more relative poverty, instability, they're affected by drugs and alcohol.
And the same individualism for the problem. And individualism is the basis for capitalism is liberalism.
If you study Western political theory, atomistic individualism is the basis the foundation is the attainment of liberalism. It rests on the notion of individualism, that we have to take the individual and removed from society. This way, even when you look at human rights, the so called human rights of the UN Charter, they're very individualistic based.
So this individualism, for political social context has destroyed our society that even David Cameron, according to many of you, that will come on.
Sad, broken Britain.
This one justice coverage, a judge, a family judge, he said that we live in in a never ending Carnival of human distress and misery as a result of this individualism, which is a result of liberalism and capitalism. And Islam came to change this, because Islam is a have an individualistic outlook.
With the Quran
says it talks about this collective, it talks about the individuals on abstract entity divorced of human attachments, he has social obligations.
The Quran mentioned this, take the honeysuckle Hardy, for instance, when the purpose of the law was something he summarized
and describe the people and protect the rights of Allah. He talks about the boats, there is an upper deck and the lower deck, the upper deck is given first water to the lower deck, but they stopped giving freshwater so the lower deck, they become individualistic, and they make a hole in the bottom. What happens to the ship,
sinks, sinks people.
And this has been amazing teaching robots to our view of social theory politics, because it shows that there is a relationship between individuals and society, society and individuals. So you came here the Panasonic came to break individualism, to talk about compassion, to talk about feeding the poor, family friends, the destitute, freeing the slave dealing with the woman's
thinking that you're lower than others, you treat others better than you treat yourself. All teachers are the Quran and Sunnah. For instance, the Sunnah says,
believe in Allah feed the polis with the Salaam 66% of this tradition is a social phenomenon, spreading the salah and feeding the poor.
Somebody came to deal with these social ills by going straight to the root and dealing with the issue of individualism,
elemental neurons and movement in the movement. The believer is a mirror of another believer, again showing the relation between the individual the rest of society, the almost like one body.
This is the reality of the cornerstone of individualism.
So one of how we see the Quran is timeless from this perspective. The Quran came to change things.
But are you just going to say and listen to a talk that tells you that the Quran changed Western political theory that influence people wrote treatise on justice and tolerance. Are you just going to say here to listen to the fact that the prophetic traditions in the Quran influenced King Louie the ninth that established the presumption of innocence Are you just going to see here just to believe the Quran implemented in Islamic Spain
To examine renaissance in the psyche revolution
and facilitate institutions like Oxford University is going to sit here and listen to that and do nothing.
Are you going to see him listen to the sacrifice of the Sahaba how they were timelessly inspired. To change the world. I gotta say get to see the Quran is a linguistic inevitable miracle that in times he challenges the whole of mankind if we use something like it, he gonna say and realize the effect of how he came from the crowd in the hearts of humans
or is going to hit listen to the fact
that the change the world
is gonna listen. And I said, No do anything. I just listen to the fact that the Muslims were the ones as a result of implementing the Quran, doesn't that change history forever. They preserved the Jewish community as an ex Zionist journalists called Uri avnery wrote once wrote that every on his do must make Islam and the Muslims for their survival.
This is why you have the works of Philip much. So in his book, Constantinople, he cites a primary source a letter from a rabbi, written in 1453. This Rabbi invites the Jews to the lands of the Muslims, the test comes down to the test, which are the fruits of the press with heavy taxes, we live in peace and freedom.
We also have the Jewish historian iron grabs the 19th century Jewish historian, what he said, he said the Jews the favorite result of the Mohammedan.
Without the monk, the wise, he traveled to Baghdad, I believe. And he wrote a letter saying that if you're building somewhere few days, and you come after a few days, there was to be there to collect them.
Such was Islam because of its people inspired by the plan in the center.
What about the Jewish historian Alan Cohen, who wrote a two volume book a World Within? he corrected 1000 records of the judiciary of Islam. And he said, although the Jews had the liberty and freedom to go to the rabbis, majority of them chose to go to the court he the Islamic church, they knew his farm had justice, the court he had justice
because what he implemented, which was the Quran and Sunnah was based on justice.
Yeah, and you and the dean Ave comida, delaine Shahada, St.
Do you believe that false witnesses injustice nor the hatred of others make you swear from justice? be just
the Quran says
in the book,
you can find this head in Europe of saline, be conscious, be aware of oppression, injustice, which can be darkness on the Day of Judgment.
And this way, we had a history of the Jews saying amazing things about the Muslims. What about the professor from Columbia University, in his book, The Case for the Islamic Christian civilization? He said justice was implemented impartially irrespective of religion, gender, and status. So you can listen to these amazing things as a simple and do nothing. When Allah tells you as we said at the beginning, yeah.
Kiko or you believe respond to the core of online is messenger to that which is your life. This is the action for today
the wider society is the running towards jahannam save him from this, be worried like the Prophet was worried, be anxious, like he was worried as a crisis above the law. So the law he was sending you almost going to kill yourself from frustration and anxiety that are not listening to you.
So called people to this.
You don't need a charger from any scholar, any Mufti any molana.
How dare they even say need any justice without? They're not a real scholar than what law he could the prophets of Allah Why do some instead in the Hadees conveyed from me even if it's one if he gave you the Joseph 1400 years ago, many of you
and more. So you're at least seven times qualified to give the hour.
There is no excuse.
And it defines who you are as one and a whole lot.
The promise of a lot of wild geese that can be the bane of a nation.
will be the fortune
you won't truly believe unless you love for your brother we know for yourself. And this is no Islamic Brotherhood is insanity yet is humanity as unknown, he says in his explanation. We have the competitive company, I believe he was a student of even taymiyah he wrote his companion, talking about his heidy that this means human people, people in general. So what is he saying to us? This is saying,
you truly believe you won't be alone when you do. You're spending
to be closer to Allah to be a movement, not just a Muslim.
But the Prophet saying you're never going to be a woman unless you
love yourself. So one of the most alive is messenger if
you love the Quran and Sunnah Mo.
So the problem is saying if you want to
give love to others, so if you love a messenger, what do you have to give to the wider society?
you have to give them power now.
Toby, people don't be like the people of the Southern, we have the story of
the three types of people when Allah azza wa jal commanded they don't fish on the day of the Sabbath. When people disobeyed Allah, there would be two monkeys and pigs are destroyed. The second people they obey
And Allah kept silent on them, acquainting you because it was the strongest opinion. The third group, not only did they obey Allah, on the tone, the first group to feel a love and a lot of praise them. So my question is, do you want a lot to be silent, you are going to praise you, the one where you will praise he's praising you is you give dollar you commend them, open your bail law.
Please promise to yourselves in this month of Ramadan, you engage in what I did there. We've spoken a lot about history, about the timelessness of the Dow that time he about the Renaissance was a revolution about justice, about the presumption of innocence, about the linguistic miracle.
We spoke about many things. But let's open it up to q&a. In the last few minutes, we have,
of course, a big topic of hate. And there's not a nutshell in a nutshell
But we know that we have to emulate the character, the purpose of the lovable it was to them a lesson or put an end in the public, there is the best example. And we know how to use it, but
the process of a loved one equals all.
So let's take some features of the crimes of personality empty, that we deny all the time.
or law, he asked me to forget this sometimes.
In our community, we have brothers and sisters, months, we have a huge, especially in the coding community. And the Pakistani community I know, I've entered those communities from a Greek background, and other Pakistani but in Greek, I converted to Islam nine years ago.
So the point is, if one of your communities and I've seen nothing, something nothing but some things that are very disgraceful.
individualism, what's in it for me, lack of mercy or judgmental attitude, lack of forgiveness, lack of love. The promise of a low is that if you love someone, tell them tell them.
Some of you have never heard that word from your fathers.
But I know what
the word love
is in the country practicing
Islam. And this is why we go up especially as Asians with a fairly complex lack of self esteem.
Because we haven't been had these instilled values, Islam has become a shell of Adam Shah.
He wrote a book called The young atheist handbook just come out and I read it.
no compassion with it.
Islam was the do's and don'ts be those who live even goats have beards.
Does that make you special image especially because you're making a lot of profit but because this dead protein on your face I have a job now and pious no you're not even slugs cover themselves they're called snails
image of viruses now, you didn't eat because
we've we've we've messed up as farmers become very rabbinical.
But there are reasons why do we do this? Because of obedience to love, because we love a loved one. They have a purpose in life. That spirit has been neglected. This way Islam is formed in spirit from the perspective we bring both together. This way you have some sisters that have no higher the Sisters of nica sisters with no each other
in the body language she's
the most wrong way to look at the way they are. They both have to be together.
clean shaven, like bucks, but
they have moved.
I've seen this muscle
up to the ankles. And comas
is good to have a beard very long beard is an obligation, okay, but the point I'm trying to say is this.
We've become very people have just come up with Shell over the message in the 1990s says, feel those who are compassionate, forgive an overlook for the chapter, differentiator, when I say
chapter 25, I believe
the service of the lesson for why
they forgive the brain and I
so this forgiveness and this towards this love is so important we neglected in developmental psychology and psychology at university you see if you if you don't get love, you're going to get the apostasy is of the children. What do you expect our elders? What do they expect the complaint I get parents conveyed to me, my son's an apostate.
What do you do? You
know, the son was getting hungry in Ramadan and get sweaty by wearing hijab, that was it.
So you're hungry and sweaty as a Muslim?
That's who you feel good.
About the professional sort of what does he say? If you are harsh to them, they will not listen to this message. So what does it say about Tao and giving the message of Islam that compassion and mercy is the mechanism to affect change is the mechanism to deliver a song to people.
Java actually says about this howdy about this is that it's about that niceness. Kindness love.
Am I saying they would listen to you if you otherwise? So who are we?
If you have parents, sisters, if you have soil acquired if you have children, and your children, say to them, you love them the power of the word, act and lovingly and say things lovingly, you build the self esteem online
from a Catholic background, but that's almost emotionally inside him.
He was an amazing man though.
I came from this environment. And then I came into the music community.
My dad told me self esteem. He told me I couldn't move mountains. You know major centers that you could achieve what you can
brave and bold I refer to complex as the character that we have to solve. We have the solution we have everything that is required, but we don't use it as the failure of the Muslim that we don't use what we've been given by a Muslim
Ummah knows us better we know ourselves.
So he love forgiveness. Forgive the one and forgive was so quick to hate. It makes us feel better. The guy didn't have one of him for the rest of my life you have to do judgment.
You're the scholars have to scare you know they say if someone has asked everything for forgiveness on the deal just when you have no
other they punish you for your arrogance for forgiving. So be careful.
My rights of the Day of Judgment That's rubbish. The person certainly never asked for his rights. Never always give other people their rights.
So forgive easily.
My father Yeah.
He could have been very rich.
Poor working class man.
My grandfather had a lot of land and shots for him. But my dad gave it away and allowed his brother to take him stealing.
For the sake of unity in the family.
He was my dad's My mother was poor. Sometimes in Hackney, I used to go to the chemist with coppers
to get them on sanitary towels.
That was my father's a cat. Forgive his brother, many of us who knows the story the Farrelly brothers are feeding because of money
for family feeding, treating everybody like everybody, almost everyone. But that's a Kaffir principles of you want to
know how forgiveness is so easy to hate. Especially your brother's forgiveness is so powerful, it takes a great man to forgive.
So you want to learn to forgive you.
You know, some one of the setup came to one of the treatises and said,
Why don't we talk about people, because I'm not satisfied alone. So
it was certified is not surprisingly, it's tough, you know, hanging out, giving other people the spirit the loved one.
Be merciful, be tolerant. Look at the lives of the Sahaba
punch the Sahabi.
Punch Taylor made him cry. And then compared to
it is a all around, he did our
content, it wasn't the right thing to do was it.
It is a all these other, they were brothers to either sort of the Sahaba and things that we do abubaker in Africa Sahabi when there was ever like arguing over something of a date tree.
Nava demanded him to say something to him back, because it's just something a little bit wrong. And they run to the process on human relationships. But if again, so quickly, and each had their own character. And they were toying with it, you know, the news, oh, it was a bit harsh.
I was a bit soft. And then you have a look at
the bottom of your book.
Go over the faults of the Muslims never met, the purpose of this interview was a bit dodgy and a bit rough aritzia
because it was his highs down
to the point overlook the thoughts even as long as it doesn't require mood. So it could be very bad and still overlook the cause because they got a higher cause.
When it's how we bring unity and forgiveness amongst the brothers. And let me tell you something, no, we don't forgive the cycle with you. There's something wrong with you. You will run over somebody, you have an ego, you have an ego problem. And that's a big problem in our communities is egotistical, he or he will Coronavirus.
Our arguments are upon love, compassion, tolerance amongst the Muslim community to get things right.
And once you do this, things will follow through, there will be people of southern Canada to engage the wider society even better, and show that we have beacons of light. Our families are loving and compassionate. And we overlook
How do you give down to colleagues that we work with talking about religion is controversial?
I don't know. Depends what you mean by controversial? Is it forbidden from work?
If it's good, then you can break that easily by showing certainty by law, one of our identities.
Passion breeds passion. certainty breeds certainty. Confidence breeds confidence. So if you are confident with your deen and is part of who you are, then you will come across that way. Trust me, do it be do and you will
be that person. She got into the office and say on you, hopefully that love center. Otto, actually quite liberated because I know doing things because Vogue magazine told me to do it. But because of the celebrity culture told me to do it. Or because my father told me to do it. Because my husband or because I own a boyfriend. I'm doing it because I'm enslaved to Allah and it frees me from social pressure. And it frees me from my desires. Unfortunately, conceptually, you're asleep. You say you're free freedom in a
free high hill, the free
customer maybe knows how you really comfortable you're free. I'm making
you free. Each of you can do that. Or it makes me feel better. Why? Because people like Oh, you're a slave to other people's
by a Muslim is the most freest woman on the planet because she's not enslaved to her desires and ego. She's not a slave to social society and social pressure. She's a slave to Allah.
He said that true freedom Liberty comes from enslavement to Allah Buddha servanthood Allah subhanho wa Taala
imagine you said that
made him think he will be demo and Allah to show he don't believe in the Koran that frees me from this, I can prove that you have a read. And let me talk to you about this linguistic miracle. Because we get what it says sometimes.
Because if it is true, whether it comes from truth is truth, so prove the basis, truth technique show as the correct concept of religion. So I would argue confidence breeds confidence, passion, beats passion, do that.
And remember, any conversation is about conversation, you just have to practice. But the way to do that is by saying even if it's a political thing, say
say you're talking about the MPs expenses, it's all over the news. You're aware that complaining about and saying, you know what, in my humble opinion, if we're more Islamic, this wouldn't be an issue. But you may not be fundamentally is rubbish here. So if he has a minute after explain to you the concept of the sandwich, we can understand what I'm talking about.
You see anything compelling that way? I think given the concept of some oneness of Allah, Allah, Allah the Prophet was a prophet comes from this truth is true.
every conversation is about conversation, even if it's about stoning, the independent the other day was a few months or years ago, there was a big spreadsheet on like the stoning in Iran, the creators of Baba.
So now we know you understand why we do certain things, although we don't believe in this manifestation in this sense, because it's an unjust regime. Because the who do
the Justice and the judiciary is not genuine justice. But you don't understand how the concept of Islam you have some time. I just want to get an answer me.
How many days in the week is
because everything is on?
TV and abortion? Yes or no? Although it's far more complicated than that. Oh, require a new discussion
with us. Let's have a conversation. You understand the concept of Islam you will understand why these things are true.
Do you have some time then?
How can you get out people when they get insulted and offended?
Quick insulted. We get salted
for the people I don't think that people get salty you mean I think we should talk about we get insulted.
a compromise between personas is sad because you're turning away from hell fun.
Then you know you should be should be thinking of a spiritual doctor.
you can't blame yourself for the sickness and so you there you will compaction Remember, you're gonna get rejected a lot in q4. We shall mobilize and motivate his father and Allah. He's going to get offended and pretend Usually, we probably got beaten up because of tribal feuds. How many was BMT? Here, you know, the politics of Bangladesh of a few years ago being based on topics how many competing with each other like on TV for secular parties?
some drew lives on a gold and we fight over those lines. Do you understand what that means? People
you know, some of us we end up in the communities Yeah, especially in East London. We believe that history started in 1971 that's when the work began
in the beginning 1971
and then the Pakistani can because reading this book on the untold genocides his academic book I told the Pakistani two weeks during the tour in the private universities, I told some people about the genocide of movies many many women were getting raped many killed for a severe they don't even know the history that
baseball rubbish is on both sides agreed to say this
might have been boring. Yeah. chillin. Oh
and how are they took my
But my mother in law
When was the first time in her house?
She was she said, she just taught me to pick because I was a convert to some
But it's still Lovely to meet you see.
So the point is that
she had to be a black couple in the house for about nine months.
She got two bedroom houses about eight six people in she took the black couple in house.
If you want to get to the
TV, the argument you just raised the issue between the celebrities in the south,
you'd have 1000s of cold. They're like this. They're like daddy like this
is a very big problem. And
how do we get to this? It's one of my chips on my shoulders over my rights. Anyway. How can we aspire to become?
Go the system. We did I did the terms for the phonetics.
Passionate about our religions or husbands who don't practice religion. They only work I love the chain. We chase the dunya we chase the dunya we were a cab driver. We own a restaurant, and we have a couple of houses. We're another one. Well, like if you chase the dunya your mother would be your Walker. You get married to the video Your mother will be after you give it away.
My wife Do you know how much her mother was? 101 pounds. Do you know my wedding was in the living room?
I have friends house. How much money I spend hardly anything
goes backwards in this country. You have to save 25,000 pounds for a wedding and then you get divorced.
So far, love chasing the dunya
wedding wedding. swear I've seen it I was amongst employees for years. And they'll complain I spend all my money that they put you know they put the mind they put collective pop every month. Yeah. And that money goes to someone's wedding or something 25 k on a wedding. Why is the common thing is wrong? I'm saying it's stupid.
It's so much dunya 25 grand when you can have a nice simple wedding 5025 k some of these weddings in the Eastern Cape.
They're the cheap ones.
And we'll strive for this but we don't know how to strive for the deen of Allah zildjian legend taking one king in the 20s okay spending it for the sake of
giving a Dhamma
that would be the reward for life.
Sisters if you're if your husband's work is telling them you don't need the money explained to them we don't need money
we don't need money
just use other examples. My wife consumptions anything
we were in a two bedroom house the six of us in
six years but five years
actually that's not
but the furniture say doesn't expect anything.
You know don't expect much. Just expect the pious man food shelter for the cause anything was a bonus will lie. You know the Kings at the time of the process on they were defined by having running water and honey on the table. Were kings. We are kings from that description. Although ever going to be accountable for everything that we spend
and we eat too much.
Too much we eat. I'm kidding. If you have meat on the table for one week in any household we are right.
No. Right on the table that we buy. Yes or no.
Honestly, we need to be careful so we need to be principled about this be conscious of it. We can't change overnight. But when it comes to the dinner realize that this is our
narrative a punishment is jahannam is this you know this is very smooth. You have
A bucket and a spoon. You're in a desert island you have a bucket of spin, any direction, any angle, you look on the horizon, this is ocean
and you take your spoon, you dip into the ocean, you empty new bucket, then you have to wait 1000 years. After 1000 years, you get the spoon, you dip into the ocean, empty bucket. Then you wait another 1000 years dip into the ocean, empty, empty the bucket by the way is always sunny.
Are you ever going to fill the bucket? That's Jana, a charity.
So you're going to work for someone else? 60 years 50 years
is the term we used to work for.
That's a simple, what are you going to work for?
And what is your portion of the losses? But some of us will live we have houses here.
We have two houses here. We have a shop where many contractors are and we are on the dole and we do some dodgy stuff with the government tax credits this that the other, you know, lighting stuff. And we still want more. You know, that's why
some people are so all they have is money.
Think about that some people are so poor. All they have is money.
Are you that poor person
to richness is not having wealth is the richness of the soul.
And to riches not having wealth being content.
That's why we say a rich man is never happy.
I know I know brothers. I know brothers myself, who are close to millionaires. I was with him the other day complaining that he works on Saturday to one this man could spend money on toys, Car Toys, I guess does what he wants with it. And they're complaining, complaining.
To remind you, bro, you could have been in the office in $2,000 a year.
This guy has money to throw sometimes. And he's depressed.
Some other guy who couldn't get his car sports car. He was depressed. Although he had other cars By the way, a toilet seat. You could drive once a month he was depressed.
My father advocated Catholic teaching as a Catholic, because if he could be like this, we should be better.
He for example, you select from factories and clothing here.
He was bankrupt for years he was homeless for nine months. He hardly had any money does.
He just own something is my Manifesto. He owns a little shack in in the village in Greece. But literally he owns nothing. I have zero inheritance.
But the point is, ain't nothing anyway. Zero. But my dad lives like the richest man in the world. He's hot. He wakes up in the morning. This is like for him.
He's not a slave to money. He doesn't worry about money.
He lives like a rich man. I'm telling you the way he eats, walks and talks is a rich man. You think is a millionaire billionaire. This one about concept where your heart lies. But other people
what are you chasing? you're chasing a mirage. A Mirage is like fake water in a desert when you go there you gonna have a month but
it's irrelevant. It is what it is like it's dunya itself
has been described by the processor as a rotting carcass of a goat. The word dunya comes from the
term Edna, which means lowly and low. Yours has a connotation of trying to grab some grapes you can't reach so it's easy to catch your shadow. That's the
food, shelter and clothing class. You know what I'd rather these rich guys have otherwise.
That's no rollable. But again, another healthcare
you're presenting another family so many single sisters. like five six kids or whatever, they can't get married, have a take on board the pirates take on board.
I will do that.
On to the fighting the fight.
Because it's like a joke in a way of the explanation. The crowd says Allah says and you could you can only do one. So just stick to one. You go the Calvin's? Yeah, this is a joke but the point is
So the point is that if you give us an example, because we should just use our money to implement Islamic social solutions, such as the car, getting another word, publicly opposed the hidden wounds, and saying, look, you know, taking care of someone will lie is amazing. Why not?
This is Sharia law. Why are we scared? purify your tongue?
We will have a strong media. But yeah, we were scared of the injunctions of Azerbaijan, we give them some kind of Western liberal stance, or you know, you know, never going to be just so I don't need a solution anymore. Forget it. Yeah. purify it.
Give it to us. That's an example. There's other things. Use your money for Islamic stuff.
Imagine yet the other house you have said it says 30,000 pounds. You gave that education recently? Can
you give it to you for him Quidditch?
Every Muslim, say they buy one Muslim to Islam to Muslims. The other ingredient has like 2000 2000 Shahada and Egyptian land, gave him a Quran just read it. If he had
given him the Quran.
On the day of judgment, this man is going to be seen prays he never prayed.
How much never date owner he never performed, they can never
pronounce. We never read sadaqa he never gave 1000s of these. This was me ALLAH forgive someone for Allah facilitate.
This is the wrong pyramid scheme. It is in the dunya my works in
the business pyramid scheme.
So the point is,
you know what Shahada, one Shahada is better than the best type of Campbell's, which is the best type of the Prophet Hassan is his words why he revelation is or the truth is they are. So you're choosing the name of the sign better the DAO facilitating it, one must learn better than and all types of well, the best type of Bob, one person he gets my two sons they have caters for Muslims. Those kids get married.
Six Muslims, they have two kids each has 10 Muslims within a generation is 10 Muslims do indeed come to you for the call, which prayer imagine to the Day of Judgment.
Imagine you'd be seeing things on your resolve that you never did. Just because you caught some of the facilitating with your money.
So think bigger than that television
has come from my house. And my Corinne because she is close now.
Bless you and love you.
Make the most of this please make
for Burma make the most out of the boat and be guided to my parents for them to be guided to make up for the brain conditioning and amazing work with all the students that they have. Make to offer your teachers the blessed that amygdala Allah give us all sincerity that one of the people who we call you to Islam by yet we get punished on Hellfire we'll be walking around in circles without guts hanging out, as per the Hadith of the one trying to cuckoo to good might have implemented themselves. So I would have made this point where I've said today, I don't necessarily complete it myself by a spider implement khatola to use my words against me that I'm going to be the one that
could have implemented it. So I'm saying I'm not perfect guy in any shape or form. This is my aspiration. So let's work together as a community to elevate each other in our lobby for the sake of our lives.