Channel: Hamza Yusuf
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I would like to talk about a few things. But one of the things that I would like to talk about is
all of you, who are you?
Where did you come from? And where are you going? Because ultimately, the important questions in life can be reduced down to five. That's it, just five, just like the five pillars. There's only five questions. And that's another lecture to actually deal with those questions. So I'm not going to do that. But what I'm going to talk about is, who you are,
where you came from, and where you're going, because you are an extraordinary group of people, just as Dr. Omar said, for those of you who have come from other lands, either
because of your parents migration, and you were born in this country, which is probably the case for a lot of people in this room, who were actually born in this country in this country has become their land.
This country has almost entirely identified itself since the revolution
as a white country,
and there was a Naturalization Act in 1790
prohibiting citizenship for this country for anyone other than a white person. And the iris just barely
were able to get in the back door.
Because although they were considered savages by the Anglo Saxons,
they're actually wider than the Anglo Saxons, the Irish are pale is moons, which is why they historically were noted to drink a lot because it reddened up their face a little bit and
match the hair.
And, and I have a grandmother who's a fields. So I've got enough Irish in me that I can tell an Irish joke.
I want to talk about ethnic jihad.
This country is a country of struggle. There's no people that have come to this country historically, that have not had to struggle including, oddly enough, the Anglo Saxons in 1607. If some of you remember your high school history, there was a colony founded in a place in Virginia, Virginia wasn't called Virginia before the English got there. The native peoples had their own name for that. And that's one of the odd things about this country is that all the names of the places were changed.
At least most of them Massachusetts is actually an Indian name and there are a few others.
But Columbus who arrived
Hispaniola actually thought he was in Japan
and which is very interesting because
He was just lost. And he was asking for directions. And he's called the Discover of America.
As if the people that were here
hadn't discovered that they were actually here.
So Columbus did not discover America, Columbus stumbled on to this country. And there's evidence now that it was actually
seen before by a Muslim, Chinese explorer in 1421.
And there's a book that's just come out with extensive research on that, when the Chinese discovered America,
and the head of that
naval expedition was a Chinese Muslim.
So I want to talk about the false identification of America as a white country, because America is not a white country. It was not a white country before the Europeans came here. And Jamestown, which was founded in 1607, had 20 black people that were brought from Africa. So the black people have been here, right from the beginning, before the pilgrims
arrived at Plymouth Rock by one year. There were African peoples here in this country, there were Turkish people at Jamestown. And if people know the history
of Captain Smith, Captain Smith was actually captured by the Turks, he fought with the Turks. He's also one of the people that began to import coffee into Europe, which was called the devil's cup, because a lot of English people that were drinking coffee were actually began to convert to Islam. And there was rumors in in England that the Ottomans were actually putting magical spells on those beans. And there was a move by the Christians to get coffee outlawed.
But he brought the coffee beans to America.
and South America is very fertile soil for that. So early on.
There was Africans that came with the whites that came here, they did not come in,
in the same compartments. They came in the whole of the ship as opposed to being on top of the ship.
But they were here from the start.
Now, one of the things about this country is it's radically changing and we're celebrating Martin Luther King's 40th anniversary of the March on Washington. And Dr. King said somewhere we must come to see that human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals who are willing to be co workers with God unsubtle law.
And with this hard work time come, time itself becomes an ally of the primitive forces of social stagnation. So we must help time and realize that the time is always right, to do the right.
So if we look at minorities in America, what we find is an ethnic struggle, an ethnic jihad.
Now, if you look where we are today,
and where we're going 72% of this country right now is considered to be of European descent.
and then you have Africans 12%. Hispanics have actually achieved parity, according to the latest statistics with the African American actually surpassed and then Asian,
and then other that's us. I always put other on those things.
Because we don't traditionally the millet system is to identify you according to what you believe, not according to something as arbitrary as the color of your skin because Caucasian is Caucasus Mountains. And I'm not from the Caucasus.
I'm not a Russian
with no offense to the Russians had a mirage
in 2012 in 2015, and some of you in this room will probably
Be alive at that time.
And I hope you remember these words, because I probably won't be around to see that, in fact, I'm almost positive but Allah knows best.
You are going to see a shift in this country
in which half of the population of this country will not be European.
their origins will be from Africa, from Asia.
And then from Mexico, Mexican Indians, native peoples Arabs,
and the Asians are included the South Asians.
If you look presently at where we're at, obviously, the white community is still more educated, with the exception of the Asian community. 46% graduate from college in the Asian community, and they're considered to be a model community.
In in, in these pundits that study, minority groups, the Asians are considered to be a model community and example for other communities, including the white community. They have become a model community and you have to understand the significance of that in relation to the history of the Asian peoples in this country.
Again, white people, average 40,600, the Asians now are earning more money than white people. Again, you have to remember this in relation to what the Asians went through.
Now, the foreign born in 1998, the Asians still had large numbers of foreign born. So there is an immigration of Asians and this includes the South Asian.
If you look at the minority groups again, 18 53%, if you look here at 90, we had the Ellis Island when a lot of people came in from Eastern Europe, poles and Jews. Italians began to come in and larger numbers.
It goes down and there was a lot of backlash during that period of my grandfather on my mother's side came through Ellis Island, and I heard stories of it. They had to eat horse meat on the ship. I mean, my grandfather actually told me those stories of them coming to this country and going through Ellis Island. So this is not ancient history.
If you look at the demographics here, African Americans look at these
areas, there are whole areas up in that white part of the map.
They're lacking color.
And color is beautiful. Nobody wants black and white TV.
They want color TV in living color.
Seriously, nobody wants black and white TV.
Look at the Hispanic is all in that area. And then the Asian and Pacific Islanders largely in California, but in other places as well. And these are mainly in the major cities of Native Americans. If you notice they're they've been moved west.
Do you see because they were literally during Andrew Jackson's period, there was a movement just to move all of the Indians on the trail of tears as part of that. And if you're here you should know about the Trail of Tears. You should know about the five civilized nation, you should know about the six Iroquois nations you should know about the Ghana ouida. You should know what these people did and who they were. And you should also know why the Iroquois nation was destroyed. It was destroyed because of breaking the promise that they had made with the peace giver the gun a ouida. He he made them promise that they would never ally with anyone outside the Six Nations against a member of the
nations. And if they did, he said God would destroy your strength. And in the French
English war. This is when they split the tribal councils split.
And the Iroquois nation some sided with the French and other sided with the British and they began to fight each other. And that was the end of the Iroquois nation although there are still Iroquois people in America, the nation as a political entity that was actually very sophisticated. is no
longer in existence. The Native Americans struggle you should know about this struggle because the Native Americans, and there were belligerent tribe. There were also very ironic tribes there were there were beautiful agricultural tribes. And the Plains Indians were largely a benevolent people, the whole Ron's, for instance, the people of Ghana, were actually quite belligerent and he got so fed up with them and their inability to recognize that alliance with other Indian peoples was a good thing and not a bad thing, that war amongst people was a negative thing. And this is what he was trying to teach people and the and the men that heard it from him. I in wathah, who listened to this
message, he was not a Horan. So the gun a widow was a stranger who came to the Iroquois people and gave him a message of peace and aligning with each other in order to prevent bloodshed because it was a Jedi system of blood vengeance and endless cycles of violence. And this is what he ended. And it's a glorious history.
The Native American peoples if we look at Lewis and Clark,
Lewis and Clark understood the native peoples very well. They traveled during Jefferson's administration, from the East Coast all the way to Washington State, unchartered. Why did they do that? Because they knew that that the native peoples in this country were by and large, a benevolent people. And one of the things that they did to ensure the safety of their trip was they took a Native American woman with a child because it was well known that native peoples if they traveled with women, and children were not a war party.
They were not a malevolent force. And for that reason, they took a woman and a child. And there is an extraordinary scene where they meet some Shoshone Indians, who are carrying their weapons, and they see them and Lewis and Clark are terrified. And they think that because these men were dressed for hunt, they were terrified. And there's the point where the this,
this Chief, comes up to Clarke and embraces him.
And in his language said welcome and he never seen a white person. Because that is Benny Adam. That is essential to our nature.
We are insane where people are.
And we're largely people of goodness.
And this is why they were able to make it all the way to Washington State. They met with the what were later termed the Nez Perce Indians, and one of the great leaders of the Nez Perce with cheese Chief Joseph, and people should know about this man.
They should read his speech.
When he said where the sun now stands, I shall fight no more forever. When he finally surrendered after several years of resistance, against colonisation of his land and his peoples.
And he refused to become a Christian because he was a Unitarian, and most of those native peoples were Unitarians. They did not believe in a trinity.
Chief Sitting Bull, one of the great warriors and these people at that time were considered terrorists. They were considered evil people.
And now they're lionized.
Geronimo was considered a terrorist during his time.
And now he's seen as somebody who was notably fighting for his people.
And he was an extremely noble person. Many of these people if you if you look at crazyhorse who was one of the leaders of the resistance against general Custer, Crazy Horse, his war cry on the day that general Custer with all respect to my dear brother, Dr.
On that day,
crazy horses war cry was, this is a good day to die.
And because he refused to be humiliated, he was actually stabbed once he was in captivity.
But there were many noble peoples amongst these people and their resistance is in essence still going on in 1891. This is a massacre.
So this was going on. There are people on
heard stories of those wars against the plain Indians.
The Native Americans were put on reservations, their lands were taken from them, many of them still live on these reservations and unfortunately, have learned the ways of gambling and other things.
The Africans struggle, and I want to really focus on this in order for you to understand a few things that I consider extremely important and great lessons to be learned.
the slave trade, the transatlantic slave trade, we cannot imagine the horrors of that trade. If you look at this man in this picture, in the back with the chain around his neck, he's wearing a turban.
And it is estimated liberal estimation is that about 20% of the people that were brought over here at certain periods of time, were Muslim, but at least 10%. That means one out of 10
people of African American descent here and probably almost all of the African American peoples in this country now have Muslim ancestors,
because of the nature of lineage and marriage, everyone and that is one of the probably one of the secrets for the return of many African Americans to Islam, because of the prayers that were made by many of those people,
that their Luria, that their offspring would be Muslim. And some of these people suffered death to preserve their religion.
bought and sold.
There were people from early on, this was actually a group of
African Americans that decided they wanted to actually migrate and they would go to establish their own places and get their land.
And so there were always in the African American community there have has always been resistance, always. And the history of the resistance has not been well studied. But there has always been resistance. And the Muslims were particularly intractable. They were, they were considered to be very difficult slaves because one of the things about Muslims that makes us difficult people, is that we are taught
that Allah subhanho wa Taala is our Lord.
And we can be slave to no man in reality, and even the bondsman ship in Islam was never understood to be a Buddha it was understood to be
it is a economic weakness, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a true Hadith letter guru Abdi Abdi, what I can uno Hola, me Hola, me, for kulu canabidol Lila, do not say my slave, my slave, but say my servant, my servant, my, my boy, my boy or my youth,
because all of you are slaves of God.
And that is the reality and Muslims had a very different conception of
the idea of rip. And that's why slavery is a problematic word for us to use.
This was happening.
It my mother lived during this period, my grandmother because the South was so unbearable to my grandmother, she migrated from Atlanta, Georgia, with her brother to San Francisco. And they were interested in Buddhism in the 1930s. And literally, was so distressed. And this is story I heard from my uncle. they migrated to San Francisco and my uncle opened up the first metaphysical bookstore, that still there, fields bookstore. And one of the sections he had was Islam. And he actually said his Shahada, and he was very happy when I became a Muslim.
So they moved because the South was unbearable.
And they went to San Francisco because it was considered to be one of the most progressive cities in America.
But this is what was happening. And this did not happen to everybody. And I've spoken take an oral history from people that grew up in the south, people that grew up in the south in the 40s and 50s that I've spoken to. This was not the norm, but this became increasingly common.
As black people in the south began to desire, an equitable situation. And this is why people that were called uppity
ended up often at the end of a rope. And one of our great Muslim
people from this country is Mr. Neff here,
whose was the father of Anwar Abdullah, Mohammed and ns. In Philadelphia. He was having such a difficult time living in the south under those conditions, his family feared that he would get lynched, because that injustice was intolerable to him.
And so they actually sent him to Philadelphia, and he ended up becoming a Muslim, moving to Medina and his son is probably one of the first.
And certainly we consider him the first until there's evidence of other how far these probably the first half of the Quran from that generation of people that became Muslim.
Despite all of those conditions, they had people have intellect, people have desire to learn and you should read about Frederick Douglass read his own autobiography. And what he went through just to learn the alphabet, tricking other white kids that knew how to read and write, to teach him the alphabet. He was a brilliant man.
And and people should know their stories because their stories are inextricably bound
with your situation today.
The people that have come to this country
and found this country reasonably welcoming, have largely found it so because of these people, and what they went through. And we honor them by knowing their stories and knowing who they were.
These are the people that built the railroads. African peoples, john Henry, is a story that every child used to learn in this country.
about a man who
wants to outdo the machine to prove that human labor is better than mechanical labor.
And kills himself proving it.
And Elizabeth eckford this is one of the first women who who was
this is the beginning of the forced integration. This is her first day in school and look at the hatred.
They had to bring police out so that she could go to school and look at the dignity of that woman.
This is not that long ago people death to all race mixers keep white public schools white
This is what people went through.
so that people can eat in restaurants
that they could actually have the right to sit where they wanted to.
And two thirds of those white people that were down there were Jewish people.
Because the Jews were also people of struggle in this country, and what they've earned in this country they are entitled to because they earned it with incredibly hard work. And with massive effort, with extraordinary generosity, creating endowments that are now worth billions of dollars.
And this was a great day for this country.
And we're celebrating the 40th anniversary of Islam and the 40th anniversary of this March. And they're related because these struggles are related. They're the struggles of minorities in this country, to be full members at the table
of this continent,
to have complete enfranchisement rights
to do what they want, and this was struggle, people, and we have felt nothing and the complaints of Muslim Muslim should stop complaining. Because we don't know what difficulty is. If you've had a knock on your door. If you hear clicks on your phone.
You don't know what struggle is.
And that's the truth. These people struggle then people like Muhammad Ali, who had his title stripped and this was not a coward. This was a brave man. He did this on principle.
He had his title stripped from him.
And he said, I have nothing against the Vietcong because no Vietcong ever called me a nigger.
That's what Muhammad Ali said.
An Irish just to let you know that this is also a white struggle, and I was once with an Irish man
who an African American man was asking him whether he was a Muslim or not. And he asked him, Are you the Grand Inquisitor? And the African American men became quite belligerent with him. He said, Don't play games with me. He said, just tell me what you are, you know this and that and became quite an immediately he said, Listen, get your white people, right? I'm Irish.
You got a problem, go find an Anglo Saxon and vent.
Because most African American people in this country have Irish blood. And the reason they have Irish blood is because Irish men were not allowed to marry Anglo Saxon women. And so they married Native American women, and they married African American women. And that is why most of the African Americans in this country have Irish blood. And many of the Native Americans have Irish blood.
And it's not from rape. It's from marriages that were lawful marriages.
The Irish were looked down as barbarians when they the British initially did not allow them to dress like British people. They were treated horrifically.
No Irish need apply.
And this is this is where they went to. They went right to the top because they persevered. And people that persevere, overcome obstacles. People that give up Don't.
And the Hispanic struggle is another extraordinary story. We serve whites only no Spanish or Mexicans, as if they could tell the difference.
I'm surprised they spelt them right.
But that's the truth. And the Mexicans are also part of the history of this country.
The buck arrows who were the Cowboys who taught the white cowboys how to why is Lariat and lasso and Stampede all taken from Spanish, because that's where they learned it. They learned it from the the Mexican cowboys. That's where that came from.
And then this great man, Cesar Chavez, who went out and struggled and marched.
They were beaten, they were repressed, they were attacked. This is a united farmworkers. This man was beaten by the police for striking why because they wanted rights for the farm workers that were picking the vegetables and the fruits that all the white people in this country were eating and and my own wife and I've told her never be ashamed of the fact that your mother worked in the field. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Because honorable work is honorable and the prophets Allah law it was that um, said the best that a son of Adam will ever eat from his from the work of the labor of his own hands, and even download I know you send them the Prophet of Allah worked from the labor of his
own hands. And Islam never demeans labor.
Never demeans labor. Many of the Sahaba
laborers say nalli collected wood. That's what he did as a job. He collected wood and sold wood.
And now the lieutenant governor and possibly, I mean, see, I'm from California and we're flexing our muscles.
Now Bustamante was asked about Arnold Schwarzenegger because apparently in an interview, he said that he'd been in orgies and done drugs and and Bustamante said, Well, I can honestly say, I've never been in anything like that. And I've never done drugs, and I don't exercise.
The Chinese struggle, this is an amazing struggle.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first act in which people were actually prohibited from immigration on the basis of race because there were people in Congress that felt that the Asians were such an alien culture, their religion was alien. Their language was alien, their look was alien. And they were dangerous to the homogeneity of this culture. And this is very interesting in terms of how the Muslims are being looked on now as an alien culture as a culture that cannot adapt to the Judeo Christian culture, which is the Judeo Christian Islamic culture. And anybody that studied the history of Western civilization knows the impact of Islam.
The exclusion fence, this is how they were looked on.
As demons. Chinese attacked at Rock Springs, these were called they were called coolies shot at killed that man being shot in the back, these things happen in this country.
Chinatown attack at Denver, they used to go in and attack these, these places where the Chinese live. And in Chinatown in San Francisco, they're still fifth sixth generation Chinese that only speak Chinese in that city. They've never learned English.
And now the governor of Washington State is a Chinese man.
Because they persevered. And they struggled.
The Japanese Americans another extraordinary case, the Jap the nip. I mean, you've even got Bugs Bunny from the 1940s.
with Japanese being portrayed as as vicious and vile creatures and, and and him bombing them and making racial slurs that people watched in cinemas,
jabs, keep moving, this is a white man's neighborhood. The reason I'm telling you about this is because what it says now is Muslims keep moving.
That's that's the message that some people out there are trying to put out.
But it's nothing compared to what these people went through. Because by and large, this country has changed incredibly. And if you don't recognize that you're doing a great disservice to the leaps and bounds that this country has made. But we know that it still has not gone far enough.
And that's where you come in. Because this is the new struggle to take this country to another level.
And that is why our struggle is bound with the Asian Americans. It's bound with the African Americans, it's bound with the Native Americans, it's bound with the Mexican and Hispanic Americans, we have to see that.
That we are bound to these people and ultimately, the future in this country is not white, the future is brown.
And that is a fact. And it's a fact that many people in this country are lamenting, but I believe it's a fact that we should not lament that we should celebrate it because our religion is not a religion of race. It's a religion of truth and principle that puts spirit above mud. It puts the human soul at the center of human beings. It does not allow people to look at other people with contempt, because the color of their skin, or the language that they speak, or the creed that they believe in the Quran of any Adam, we have ennobled all of the children of Adam. This is our Lord that did that.
And so in acknowledging these people in their struggles, we are acknowledging the most noble qualities of people and the people that died in these struggles died for you.
They died that you might live with dignity.
And if you study the history of what people went up against the suffering that they bore, so that their children would not have to live in the same conditions that they lived in, or their children's children.
And this struggle is continuing on and the Japanese are one of the great success stories of this country.
They're the only people
in the 20th century in in this country that were interned in camps. And there was a plan to intern German Americans, but it was never done.
And we have a Japanese congressman now in Congress who was interned as a six year old child in California. their lands were taken from them, they lost their farmland, they were expropriated by misappropriated by peoples who bought up the lands, this happened. And there are people alive to tell this story people that we know
Japanese people who these people were gentle people, there were people that did not rock the boat.
In Japanese culture, here, they say the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
But in Japanese culture, they say that the nail that sticks out gets the hammer.
But they got the hammer anyway.
But now they've learned to squeak even though their cars don't.
Which is good. That's a good lesson to learn.
This is all the internment there.
And now here we have the head of the Department of Transportation.
We have congressman now Japanese Americans, we have heads of universities.
And the Jewish struggle is an extraordinary struggle in this country. And it's worth our study because of all communities. We are most like the Jews. And that is a sound howdy
ashba Omar, Omar Tb ashba Amati. Ash mojavensis is my alma is most like Benny is right. And so we have to really consider that howdy very carefully. Because look, where Benny is what I ended up in Europe. And like Dr. of the Hakeem winter said, the path from Auschwitz to several Nika is not a crooked one.
That in our lifetime, we've seen Muslims interned in camps, rape programs against an in Europe and the neo nazi movement. Now, the new anti semitism is being against Muslims. And you should recognize that. And that's why we have to recognize that the Jewish struggle is also part of our struggle in this country. And there are people that we should recognize, this is Leo Frank, the founder of the anti defamation league lynched up.
The Jews have struggled for their rights and and the Jews also.
They were squeakers. early on.
They went in to the camps, and they were considered agitators, because they fought for just work wage, they fought for just hours, they created the unions. This is all from the Jews.
And they worked very hard at it, and they didn't just do it for themselves. And that's what you should understand. And this is one of the powers of this community. They were they worked with the African American community, many of the Jewish jazz musicians refuse to play unless blacks were allowed to play with them. This is well known.
Also Hollywood if you look even though there's a lot of racism, there was still an attempt
to bring the African American into Hollywood.
And there's some interesting stories that have been done about that. These look now like that guy looks like he's hammered us. If you the recent cartoon, just put a little turban on his head. And that's this is how they're portraying, and that's the fat Saudi.
Seriously just put a little eagle and a hike. And it'll look exactly like the cartoons out there today. Because we're the new Jews. We wear the same kind of caps. We dress funny.
Our women don't wear wigs but they wear headscarves.
Money dietary laws what's wrong with pork?
You know well i mean you call it devils ham, don't you?
That's what it's called a little devil on that
on the pork thing
that's true. You can go the grocery store and I you know, he believes has a sense of humor.
I once got a laugh so hard because my boy had a cape on and he jumped into the room. He didn't see me but he said, I'm bad Muslim. And I'm and I'm gonna kick ship on in the butt.
And I came
he was five years old. And I said, How do you know ship on as a bottom? He said everybody has a bottom except a lie said hungry lies. Not anthropomorphise.
Amazing This is going on today. And it's happening in our mosques as well.
ignorant people, stupid people, foolish people. These people are so dumb. They call themselves Aryan nation, not knowing that arion is from Iran.
I mean, seriously, that's how stupid these people are. You know, you Oh, are you Iranian? No, I'm Marian, what do you think Iranian means? It means arion.
And this is what we're dealing with type of mentality
and study their history. Now, you don't have to be Einstein.
To know the Jews contribution in this country, just that phrase alone tells you everything.
Striking Jewish shirt workers. I mean, this is amazing, and how they retreated and what they did to change the conditions in New York. And now we come to our struggle. Now, what's interesting about our struggle that I like, is it's not an ethnic struggle.
You see, it's not an ethnic struggle. It has an ethnic component to it, because the majority of our peoples are off white.
So it does have an ethnic component. I will not deny that. But Dr. Omar and I are living proof and evidence that it's not entirely ethnic. Although I'm somebody who wants to this Protestant lady from England, she kept saying, How did you become Muslim? How did you become Muslim? And she kept crying and crying. And then she says, Well, what were you before? And I said, Well, I was Christian, and she's what, what branch and I said, Well, actually, I was baptized Greek Orthodox, I'm a quarter Greek. She said, Oh, of course.
In other words, a Greek you know, of course makes sense. They're almost like Turks anyway.
Right? I mean, we stole ever I grew up thinking baklawa baklava. I thought that was Greek I, I was proud that Greek at least we make good pastry. We don't have a Socrates anymore. But we make good pastry. And then I found out it's all Arabic.
But the Arabs got it from the Persians.
series and feta cheese. I thought feta cheese was Greek. That's what I grew up thinking Greek fat, it's
And then even the dancing I had to learn Greek dancing when I was because I was part of what you did at church. I mean, you didn't do it in church you did it.
But I had to do that and then I realized is Lebanese dancing.
I thought it was Greek and I was just learning Lebanese dance and then we had worry beads. I had worried seriously I was I literally was given worry beads, and why they call them worry beads, because when Greeks worry they pull out their beads because they used to see the Muslims always doing them whenever they got worried. They pulled out their beads.
But the Greek just flip them around. They don't actually do liquor.
So it just makes them worry more, but it's good for the worry. bead sellers. The people that sell worry beads make a bundle because everybody's worrying. And increasingly so that in fact, Muslims should start importing those things. Right? You weren't 911 that was bad on you. Have you ever tried worried beats?
The Muslim struggle Allahu Akbar. This is amazing. These people we should everybody should know of I want to see Yato Mahmoud on the cover of Time Magazine. I'm serious. I want to see him on the cover of Time Magazine.
Cover. So because time does historical stories, they've had Native Americans, Columbus, I want to see Yato, Mahmud or Omar Burnside. I want to see that people have to know about these people. And it's our duty that these names are in every history book in this country, because these were great men.
Look at the composition here. 24% Arabs, and the majority of Arabs in this country are Christian.
And we also have an alliance with those people, we should recognize that.
And then we have South Asians, Europeans, 2% 32%. And then African American, what a wonderful pie. It's humble pie.
mentor, Walla, Walla, whoever humbles himself for Allah, Allah will elevate him. So let us be a humble pie.
Right, instead of having to eat crow
or Jim Crow.
People don't get those jokes, because they didn't grow up with all that stuff that we got when we were young, Jim Crow.
You should know Jim Crow.
Other phase, my goodness, but look at that slice right on top. And, and I'll tell you something, that slice is getting bigger, because the other the other part of that circle is hungry.
And I'll tell you something about the struggle. The only thing that makes struggle real is God. Everything else is just Empty and false. And that's the truth. And that's the power of Martin Luther King. The power of Martin Luther King is that he struggled, he always mentioned God, he ultimately was a preacher. And he was calling people to the moral conscious the moral component in them
and reminded them constantly, that We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator. And that's Providence that that is in the founding document of this country.
That is Providence.
And this is nadji lafia law.
This is the first person killed in the United farmworkers struggle, a Palestinian
and this is what Muslims should be doing. We should be at the forefront of what is right. Not because it involves Muslims, but because it involves the conflict between right and wrong and we should always be on the side of right because the side of right is the side of Islam.
That is the side of right it is the side of Islam and Muslim standby right and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a sound howdy on if anyone is treacherous to a than me, which is a person of a non Muslim faith. According to EMA Matic, it can be any faith not just Abrahamic faiths, but any faith Buddhist can be the miyun and that has been the active practice of our tradition. He said if anyone is treacherous to me, any Muslim oppresses me. I will be the Demi's advocate on the Day of Judgment.
Our province on the Madison will stand next to the non Muslim
against the Muslim because we are not about tribe we are about principle.
And if the principle goes against the tribe, we say goodbye to tribe.
And that's the truth and that is Islam. And we have to be witnesses unto humanity, for the sake of Allah one Oh ALLAH and physical, even if it's against yourselves, and we've got plenty to testify against in our community too much, but it's time that we stop being in denial or pretending people say to me, you shouldn't tell people about the problems of the Muslim. Don't say that to the non Muslim. They read it every single day in their newspapers. They see it in the
in the Muslim world constantly. And when we sit there and pretend like these things aren't happening, we look like fools. We look like hypocritical, lying fools, and they see right through us.
And it's people that will stand up for the truth in spite of all these things
that will be recognized as people that those people want to listen to and ultimately that is what we want. We want the IRS because they
ears are the inroads to the hearts.
And if you shout at them, they'll plug their ears just like anybody that goes into a room with the music's too loud. They cover their ears. If your shouting is too loud, they'll cover their ears.
Like Ralph Waldo Emerson said,
I'm sorry I can't hear you. Your actions are shouting much louder than your words.
And that's the truth.
And then our Shaheed Rahim Allah, this noble man that died because he was a man of principle like Dr. Omar said that a Hema Allah May Allah in noble his face, and elevate him in the highest ranks of the people of Paradise and his wife who died a Shaheed in a fire because the death of fire is the death of a Shaheed and how fitting for the wife of such a great Shaheed to die Shaheed
his wife, Betty Shabaab.
Oh, that was Malcolm right Malik, Shiva, Al Hajj Malik Shabazz, said America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society, the race problem. Why is this still significant? Because this problem is still deeply significant in this country. The problem has not gone away.
And we are facing it today as a community. This is the fundamental problem after faith itself, if you look at Iblees, the disease of Iblees was You created me from fire you created him from mud on a hydro Minho, that is the devil. And anyone that says that is a demon, anyone that thinks he's better than anyone else, because you don't know. And if you come into a room and think you're better than anyone in that room, you're a fool. That's a fool who has that attitude. Because only Allah Subhana Allah knows. And even a beggar on the street might be better in the eyes of Allah subhana wa tada than the worshipful person in the moss. Only Allah knows that and we are not allowed to judge
people's inner realities.
And that's why raise is something that needs to be eradicated. And it is the Muslims. According to Arnold Toynbee, the extraordinary English historian, it is the Muslims that can offer a solution to European and Western peoples to the race problem, which he wrote in his his essay Islam in the West. He said that we can learn from the Muslims and benefit from them. And the two primary things that we can learn from them is the solution to our race problem because he believed that the world was heading to an inevitable rat race, race, race war, if something was not done. And we are here to stand as obstacles to people that want to see that to the war mongers out there. We're here to stand
in it as obstacles to that because we are people of peace and Imam Zaid Shakir May Allah preserve him said it would be one of the greatest travesties of history if the Muslims are torn and separated and sunk into the quagmire of racism ourselves. And if we as Muslims that any force Muslim or non Muslim transform us into racists who are incapable of bringing this message to America, we have betrayed Islam and we have betrayed Malcolm.
And that is why we cannot allow race to be an issue. We are a people of meritocracy. May the best dalla win, and may the best incentive.
And if it's a woman and let her rise
if a woman is more capable, that arise, and this is an age when the women are making the men look pathetic.
I'm serious. They come with notebooks, they there. You don't have to remind them to sit up with comportment. I'm really serious.
It's the women.
And I'm not just saying this to make the women feel good. But I want to see the men will vivatic affiliate NFS and within Effie soon, I want to see you out do these women and prove that you deserve two to one and inheritance laws.
I'm serious, really prove it.
And you're certainly worthy of it. You young men, all of you, I look at you and I see a potential in this country.
Really, to go out there and transform this country. There are 150,000 members of MSA Is that what it is? 150. That's correct. How many
And how many members?
Okay, we always exaggerate. So let's say 100,000.
There's 100,000 MSA
members. And if there aren't, then let's make it so
I was with the Afghani Group A couple of weeks ago, and we and we were in a, one of these Rancho type places where you can go ride horses and I actually humbly like grew up riding horses because my grandfather was a horseman had a cattle ranch as well. And so
I'm not a great rider, but I can ride and those horses that they rent out are so broken down, you don't have to worry about it anyway. So I said, let's go right on. And then I looked at I said, Do you know how to ride horses? And one of them, he kind of did a fetta thing.
He said, Do we know how to ride we're Afghanis? Of course we know how to ride horses. And if we don't know we'll pretend we know.
And that should be your spirit. Well, like that should be your spirit
to go out there and if you don't have 100,000 members pretend you have $100,004 and a biscuit A. So a latte and a biscuit a is how much? moolah
$7 $7 a day, right? That's what college students do. They go down and have a cafe and $7 $7 a day.
You can you do that? I mean seriously, that's over $200 give give your latte away. For the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. If everybody did that, you know how much money you'd have. You can go back to drinking after a couple of years.
Not a not, yeah, not the other time.
Don't do that. That's what they said people and I was in New Jersey. And I was saying that I would prefer that they allowed marijuana to be smoking on airplanes than alcohol. Because marijuana cools people out. Alcohol gets them riled up. And they get belligerent because I was on a plane where this man was drunk. He was very belligerent to the stewardess and I told her you know, they could really solve this problem. Just pass out joints for people that want them
and now and they'll just kind of chill out. Right? They might get the munchies and want a couple extra bags of peanuts.
But basically, there'll be cool calm and collected.
And and it's a double high, because you're 30,000 feet
so I said I'm worried
I said I'm worried they're gonna say my mom's was promoting marijuana use so I'm not promoting marijuana use don't use it. Don't abuse it, don't use it. Stay away from it. And and don't be like, you know, the guy that said, I never inhaled
and don't go to places where they smoke and you inhale right? I didn't smoke any but it's called secondary smoke. When you hang out with people that are doing that
you don't want to do that. Alright, so stay away from that. May Allah give you all telethia and increase you and make you fit Yan the Allah subhana wa tada when he mentioned the the people of fat that is our 50 to 100 cap when they went to the cave, and that's what you have to do you have to go cave of a man in the midst of this plane of jalur go to the cave of Eman which is in your heart There's a hollow space in your heart and that is a cave and seek refuge in that cave. and say if Apollo Robin attina milodon kurama As for the grace of Allah that's what the fifth to do. They asked for the grace of Allah why yet then I'm an MD now Russia and guide us to do the right thing and then
when they came out of the cave What did they say? They told them so I had to comb
the water a comb how to heal and Medina send a some of you with this money to the city. And then what does and he says for the unborn? Are you gonna make sure your food is pure because that's that which will give you spiritual strength is pure and halau food. And that's very important that that's in there about the etn and then also, Allah subhanho wa Taala says when he mentions them, he tells them that he a telepath and let him be gentle and take care. Don't go out belligerent, don't go out with anger, anger and perturbed states are not the states of people that have sucky
in their hearts, don't go out angry if you if you demonstrate demonstrate with dignity. Never shout in a demonstration. I'm sorry, it's not a sooner Don't shout, don't shout tech be if people don't know what that means you scare them.
And really and it's not it's not good to scare people don't let any of you cause them to know who you are.
Why? Because they'll stone you and try to force you back into their milah.
So be careful because you might get tribulations that you can't bear.
And there are reports of suicides in Guantanamo Bay.
You don't want to get tribulations that you cannot bear. It's not the son of the Muslims, if they can avoid those type of things. They don't put themselves in the line of tribulation, if they come to them. Then May Allah give all of us perseverance, to take what comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala but he may give us maybe give us wisdom to avoid What does not need to come
does not come on our head and was said on Monday.