Prophet Of Mercy

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad

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wa ala he was a habit he woman to their home Dr. Sen. Yama, Dean, Allahu Allah and Milena dama Alevtina Nakata robinwood, Hakim Loma Linda my

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alma

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Elena bihac medica one Shara Dana medica Angela direct from masala Hamada Sina Wahhabi, Mohammed wala added Quran with a holder with a quwata illa Billah, Harare.

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hamdulillah.

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One of the really beautiful aspects of a gathering like this, is that, despite the fact that we're hearing many talks, because they're about the Messenger of Allah, and you know, battling mental health, believers don't get satiated. From good and just hearing about him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about his qualities, his characteristics, even stories, if you've heard them 100 times, each time you hear them, there's always something new in them for you. If your heart is open to that, I want to say I'm really happy to see a sister up on stage. Because I

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think we need to be more inclusive of our women.

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And myself little shop if Patricia and the prophets ally said I'm one of the things he loved, that Allah caused him to love about this world was women. And we forget that and many Muslims have a very distorted understanding of that Hadith and actually believe it has something to do with the outward, when in fact it has something to do with the inward reality of the realm of having the womb having the source of drama in the world. Allah subhanho wa Taala said shut up to

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him in Izmir right man, I have derived the womb, from my name, the Merciful, and it is the source of mercy in the world. I wanted also really to thank her for,

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for being here to help the people that can't hear because we often forget about the people that can't hear. And sometimes in forgetting about the people that can't hear we forget that sometimes we don't hear ourselves.

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And I had a very interesting experience. Once with I was at in demand. I was at a place where it was a place for the handicapped ins in Saudi Arabia, and Chef Abdullah Ali,

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who's wonderful person if you know him from Benny Apted, a scholar he was he was the head of that place. And there was some Saudis that in there who were could not

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hear. And

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they were talking and he said that I was from America. So the translator went like this. And I said, What does that mean? And he said, it means American. And I said, Well, why that? And he said, You know, like cowboys guns blazing.

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So I was, I said, How do you say the English and they moved their jaw like this? And I said, Why? He said, BBC, they talk all the time.

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So guns blazing and too much talk. And that is a lot of the problem with our world today.

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But I told this person when they were talking, I said, one of the miracles of our Prophet is that the names of Allah or topia, according to the majority of the onomah, which means that you cannot innovate a name of allah subhana wa Tada. If you have a generic like holder or God, you can use it because it doesn't indicate anything like a rock man or Rahim, you can say God is love.

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Like Allah Hubba. Hubba is the Islam of God. You can't say that in Sharia. You can say he's at what dude, but you don't say he's an mohib, or an hubba, or something like that. So one of the things about the Messenger of Allah is that when the batma the jatiya, who could not speak was brought to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the man wanted to free her, but he didn't know if she was a believer. And so he said to her salatu salam ala,

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where is gone

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for a shot in a summer, why the 10 z? In Arabic, this is transcendence. In other words, God has no place.

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He's

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Be tan alonza man well, McCann, that's what it means. So when a shout out it is summer and then he said woman Anna, who am I? For a shout out in a semi from a shout out in our rasulillah. And so he taught us sign language for La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, which is amazing if you reflect on that meaning.

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He taught people how to say

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that ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah. And this is one of his extraordinary miracles is that he came for everyone. He came for the blind. He came for those who couldn't hear, in meaning and in sensory his son, woman. He came to open our eyes, he came to give us sight. He came to teach us how to hear how to listen, he said, Men and Moodle at a new set or rajguru era he hanaa mata Kalam, it is chivalrous for a man to listen to his brother when he speaks. Because one of the things about some people who think they're being tough is to cut other people off. If they don't like what they're saying, to break into their words and cut them off, but he taught us that it's actual, it's

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chivalry, to be able to listen to a completed thought, and then to respond. Even if that thought troubles you. He never interrupted people's speech Salama, and he was send them.

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This was his character. Now one of the things that really struck me about the earlier talk of CDO, Boubacar is when he said the gift to the Arabs was the Koran. And immediately it struck me that he was going to follow that up with another statement, but he didn't and so I want to because I think it's true. The Gift indeed to the arrows was the Quran because the iGEM cannot understand the Quran. The word in Arabic for for a non Arab is Agim and the root of it means dumb. Somebody who can't speak like the Arab say Bahamut to

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the dumb animal. And this is a common thing. The Greeks if you want to the word for non Greek is Barbaro. Where we get barbarian. barbaric means the one who can't speak the word for Zulu. For a non Zulu is the same thing. People when they look at other people and can't understand them, they assume it must be like animals. But the Arabs had another problem because they would go to a culture and they would say to the Persian, how many words do you have for lion and the persons would say we have one word, and they said

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one word for lion. We have hundreds of words for lion. We have our mouth, which is a lion when it hunts at night. We have Hedo which is a short lion. We have Kasparov which is a lion when the animals are fleeing from it. We have layth which is a lion lemma

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that he said he when he's circling his, his prey, we have Oussama which is a lion only when it's leaping to attack.

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So all of these words are words that the Arabs use, then we have Hamza, which is the lion when he's roaring.

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So they would assume because they only have one word that their atoms so this is the way they would look. Now if you sent a message to people, and it's in Arabic and the miracle of the Quran is Arabic. The adjusted Quran, aloha via was said to Kitab Allah He lived in Ohio.

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I mean, this is the Arabic language speaking I have encompassed the book of Allah. And I did not falter on expressing any of the meanings that God wanted

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for Kiva or the lynnium and was the additon one to one CLT, asthma animal karate. So how can I fail to give you words for technological inventions? This is the Arabic language. But what does the non Arab half? How does the non Arab come to know that Islam is indeed a revelation from God? If the Quran when somebody like Carlisle read the Quran, in English, he had a difficult time with it.

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He had a difficult time because the Quran is not a linear book in the Bible. It says in the beginning, that's how the Bible starts. In the beginning the Quran starts le flam mean

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what does that mean? It flat mean we don't even know what it means. All the morphus You don't say some say? And if Allah lam gibreel me Mohammed, howdy, Solomon, a la differenza TLB wa Salatu gibreel era Mohammed. But in the end, they all say the same thing. Allah Allah, Allah knows

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What it means so Allah begins his revelation with something that people don't know. And then he says that he can keep terrible law, right? This or That book is the book wherein there's no doubt who the limit again, it's a guidance for people who are consciously aware who are scrupulous, who are pious. It's a guidance for those people. This is how Allah begins his book after Al Fatiha.

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But how does the agent know how does the non Arab know that this is the truth? Look at how they became Muslim wherever they went. Wherever the Arabs went, What is the factor the deciding factor that led these people to become Muslim, it wasn't the Quran because they couldn't understand it. It was a jasm hulak.

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It was the miracle of character. This was what struck the non Arab and this is why the gift that Allah gave to the non Arabs is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and you will see this all over the non Arab world, the immense love that people have for the Messenger of Allah. Look at what the Turks did,

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in their love of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, the longest lasting dynasty in human history. And it was based and rooted in a love of the Messenger of Allah. Their war cry in battle when they were defending Islam was well more Hamada, which was the war cry of Hadith even Walid.

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Look at the South Asian people. There are people in this room that saw their grandmother's weep when they heard the Messenger of Allah.

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There are people in this room that saw their grandmother's weep when they heard when she heard the word Mohamed Salah lohani when he was sent him, this is what Islam did for these people. It introduced a way of being that was based on a complete human being as city guy Eaton had just said,

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a man who we find in him

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all that we're looking for, that will suit each one of our personalities. And this is his vastness. We're in Nicotiana hooligan alvim. So Abu Dhabi can be a builder and he's following the messenger of Allah. Omar can be Omar and he's following the messenger of Allah

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can be abubaker, and he's following the messenger of Allah, each one of them have distinct and unique personalities. And yet each one of them is following the messenger to the letter.

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And this is because of the vastness of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we are not all meant to be the same.

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We're not all meant to talk the same. We're not all meant to respond in the same ways. We don't look the same. We have different colors, we have different tones.

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We are people of many nations and cultures and tribes. But when the Benny in the jar stepped out and saying

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the same expression was what we heard tonight when CTL de Hakeem and his troop was singing in magical form from an ancient British tradition of praising God.

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Because this is the expression of love through song, and that is what benina jawed was doing when the Messenger of Allah came to them. He was they were expressing their love through song, and this is what we witnessed tonight.

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And this is the brilliance of Islam is that wherever it went, it brought a culture to life.

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It brought civilizations that were dead back to life and the Persians were revived once again, the great Persian empire that had fallen into corruption and disarray. When Islam came and infused it with this new life, it suddenly became once again the wonder of the world. When the Turks embraced it, nomadic tribes without solidarity or unity, and they were brought together. When Andrew sia was thriving with remembrance of Allah and with remembrance of His Messenger. crystal glass was being invented in Cordova, for the first time water was running in the faucets of houses. People learn to bathe when the Europeans were stuffing their oranges with clothes to keep off the body stench.

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People were learning to bathe why because the profits of the ladies that I'm in today's seminar lifan fatahna mfu valet. janitor Elon Aviv. Islam is cleanly so cleanse yourself for only the cleaning

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Enter into paradise.

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Why do we use soap today in the West? Really? Where did somboon come from? It came from the Crusaders when they went to the Middle East and found people using this strange thing. And for the first time, they began to clean their skin, and they liked it.

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And they brought it back.

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Really, people don't think of all of the gifts that have been given through Islam that were given through the Messenger of Allah sallallahu where it was sent him because people are ignorant and unaware. They're ignorant of all of the things that he has given the world.

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Really, and this is something it confuses the Christians. How the Jews failed to recognize Jesus. It confuses them.

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When they see that Jesus Christ walked among the Jews, and Allah says I'm an advisor, this is in Safa Quran. The Quran says I am an advisor to many Israel,

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a group believer and five it uses the same word. It doesn't tell you how many, or what were the numbers. It says a group believed in Jesus and a group disbelief. But the the Christians are at a loss. How could this man come and walk among you and you don't see his light that is from Allah subhana wa Tada. And then when the Prophet Muhammad came, and many of the Christians the five great Christian cities of ancient Christian jump all became Muslim, without exception, many Christians embraced Islam. People forget this. It took Syria 500 years to reach 50% Muslim in Syria 50% 500 years, the majority were still Christian during the Sahaba during the tabular, entering the tabular

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tabular, you can see intasure Dena Suki in his book Musudan nutcombe movie the moment.

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He says in there, why are we arguing with each other? Why are the cinema constantly bickering sound new?

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Really, does it sound new? He wrote that in the eighth century. Why are they bickering look at all the Christians and Jews living amongst us? Nobody talks to them about Islam. Why don't we go and just speak to them? Listen to what they have to say. He said know how little homeless marijuana is marijuana. We listen to them. He said that Mr. Hill home, Mr. demo, Mr. tonko, home Bureau. we exploit them. We use them. We take their medicine, but we don't tell them about our religion.

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So all of these Christians became Muslim, the arion Christians of North Africa, the Visigoths of Spain, they embraced Islam, because they saw Islam as a combination and a fulfillment

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of this tradition that even within the Christians, are you john the baptist? No.

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Are you Elijah? No. Are you that Prophet? No. This was asked of Jesus. Are you john the baptist? Are you Elijah? Are you that Prophet?

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This is what john 16 This is the Muslim belief. Many of the Aramaic speaking Christians became Muslim because Mohammed which is the Aramaic word for Paraclete. sounded so close to Mohammed they said this is the Paraclete Pharaoh clip,

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clip.

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I am the parently parrot. Plato's in Greek means the intercessor a sheffey.

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The advocate, and Mohammed Allah, the udev you are an earth and this is his matam and we believe this with all respect to our Christian brethren. We believe this this is our faith that Islam is the fulfillment of Christian tradition. And this is why the Muslims can understand why the Jews and the Christians Abrahamic brothers, Abrahamic brothers who believe in the same God that we believe in

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that they have not looked at the possibility of the proposition Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu it was sent him now we as Muslims have failed to convey anything of his character How do non Muslim you think that they can see the miracle of Quran you say Quran is a miracle? How do you know most of you don't know

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the majority of you don't know even the Arabs today don't know. If you ask an Arab today Pura Hussain margins margin margins. And then you say keep keep your adjusted button.

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You can kind of be you can write something and make it sound like the Quran and and recite it and he'll think it's from the Quran

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because they don't know

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So the Arabs themselves don't know. So how do we know? by their fruits you shall know them. This is what Jesus said be thematic him tidy funan

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by their fruits you shall know them.

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And this is when Islam becomes real when people are willing to actually live Islam. When people are willing to live the character of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when they are willing to take on the flock, that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said innama boy is truly ooh Tell me Mama karma I was only sent to perfect noble character in nama attitude hacer de the Arabs call that the means by which you can say only I was only sent to perfect noble character, Makati man.

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And this is why look at the verse in the Quran when Allah subhana wa tada says, Yeah, you have nothing in the law of America to use are

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you under the nominal solo and he was selling matsushima? Why does Allah solimar anybody who said him, why does Allah preface his command to say prayer on the Prophet by telling us that he does prayer on the Prophet and his angels do? Do it Why is he telling us is because luck will be lucky.

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And this is what our messenger did. Cannot hammer ness Willow who subhana wa tada or hammer Rahimi Can I do next? Will aloha subhana wa tada as you're the Joa Dean.

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Can I come on ness Willow subhana wa tada I come and hack him in. He was the perfect embodiment of the qualities that Allah subhana wa Anna has described himself with.

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In the Quran. These attributes of Rama of Rafa Rafa Rahim he gave him two names from his names in the Quran two names that Allah has chosen for himself, or over Rahim, Nicaragua, or ofin Rahim, Salam ohanian How do you been meaning to him? And this has been me Nina. So on SM old i'm used anymore because there's more me known that have not become Muslim yet. The Muslims read that and they say oh, it's only to the Muslims.

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You see, he's not

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you know you should have

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they don't know that there's people out there waiting to hear the message of Islam.

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And if you don't have mercy with them, how can you tell them? If you're not compassionate with them? How do you know that because Kufa is an act of force. Cooper is an active read the attributes of the kofod in the Quran, the attributes of the kafar they are bahala they're Havana.

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They're they're Helene. She died. They're horrible people.

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And this is why people like this young woman who was killed in Iraq from America. 28 years old. She went to document the civilian deaths there and the civilian suffering of this war so she could take it back to America and let her people know that there's immense suffering going on and she was killed on the way to the airport. This is Rachel Corrie who sat in who stood in front of an Israeli basically a tank without a gun and was bulldozers over bulldozed over protecting the house of a pharmacist who had nothing to do with terrorism.

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This is Tom Riddle, this man who was shot trying to block the bullets from Palestinian children that were being shot at

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a young English man who we will not know what his fate was to be. His parents had to bury him.

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And he was using his body to protect Palestinian children not British children.

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Palestinian children that is mercy.

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And Allah subhana wa tada says

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that he is out a hammer I mean

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and that is why we have to re instill the centrality of the Messenger of Allah in our lives.

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Because this is what is missing in the oma

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we shout and we scream and yet he never shouted and screamed. My can also happen but as

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they say, in the Shiva, that the only place it's acceptable to scream is in the soup. When you're telling people bustle ashram in Alaska

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you know, onions sweeter than honey, rosemary, the Lebanese Syrian on and once walked by a onion seller who said muscle and amino acid and he said

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Ellen has an Al Qaeda Jews female does he think you can lie and things like that even little white lies because onions are not sweeter than honey.

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So this is the raw that the prophet SAW them came to infuse the world with this mercy.

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And Mercy is not obsequiousness. Mercy does not mean that you relinquish justice. It doesn't mean that sometimes it's mercy to stop a man by taking up arms.

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There's mercy and taking up arms at times. Mercy is not simply to be sheep to the slaughter.

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No, the Sahaba were people that they redress wrongs when they saw them. But like see, the guy even said they did not have anger in their hearts. They did it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and this is the vast difference. We have become like a tribe many Islam

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the Muslims have become like a tribe many Islam who culturally as yet ability. I'm fighting for the sake of my tribe right or wrong like the Americans Stephen Decatur said, America right or wrong.

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My country right or wrong? He actually said, My country may she always be right in her foreign affairs, but my country right or wrong?

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No, we say we stand with the truth where the truth lies. Islam is not a partisan religion. We are not labor. We're not Liberal Democrats. We're not conservatives, we're not Republicans or Democrats. We're none of these things. We want the truth and where the truth lies. That is what we support. If the Liberal Democrats are accurate on an issue, then we're with them. If the conservatives are accurate on an issue, we're with them. We are where the truth lies, we do not follow party politics because party politics is also be a woman data, it also be one meta data pocket meta meters and jaha whoever calls to partisanship, party politics, and dies on that has died an ignorant death. Because

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you can't be with your party if your party is wrong.

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And this is a great tradition in Great Britain, the tradition of dissent. And that's why we want to see this country reinvigorated with the principles and ideals that made it great.

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This is a nation that I'm proud that my ancestors are from.

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This is the nation that abolished international slavery.

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A handful of people in London got together less than 30, over 200 years ago, in a small room in London, that's that's honored by a plaque. And they decided that slavery was an injustice. And it was time It ended. And when they began, everybody scoffed them.

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But they persevered. And within their lifetimes, they saw a law passed in the parliament that abolished the Atlantic slave trade. This is Great Britain. And that's why Britain is great.

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Britain is great for what it does when it acts in truth in principle. And when it fails to do that, then it's less than great. And it has to recognize that because the Greeks knew that what destroys a people is arrogance. What destroys a people is hubris. It's the tragic flaw of every tragic hero. They cannot see their arrogance. And arrogance falls into hubris leads to what's called a TA, which is a blindness, and doing things madly out of your arrogance, which is followed by this nemesis.

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It's followed by a nemesis. And that is when in Japan comes below shady.

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God has majesty and beauty. And if we forget his beauty, if we forget his majesty, because we're enveloped in his beauty, we do so at our peril.

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And this is why the Muslims of all people should be the people that remind others of their own principles of their own trues. The prophets of the light is that I'm reminded the jolly Arabs, he said Dorito in a Hinton, Phil jolly and

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I was in called to an alliance in the jelly if they invited me to it in Islam, I would have answered him in football, because it was an alliance to defend the weak and the oppressed. And the Prophet stood by right where where he saw it.

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He stood by right where he saw it. And this is why should a volley when the Jews opposed emomali who was American meaning in a famous case, and he came to him and the Jew presented his argument and it presented his Should I had all these set up

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yahoodi and when he did that, the Jews said, this is your ruler and you're saying that I'm right and he said because this is what appears to me he hasn't brought me sufficient evidence.

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And he said if this is Islam I'm a Muslim. This is a

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lie gerrymander come Shana an omen Allah Allah.

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Allah taqwa Do not let the loading of a people cause you to be unjust Shana, and according to urbanize sakya is a specific type of book. It is a bullet that blinds people from the goodness in their enemies.

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It's a it's a blindness that is does not allow a person to see what is good in their enemies. And when it crema who came in to become a Muslim, the prophet said alum to unimin abacha yeah to hire I knew that good would come from your father.

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In other words, he saw good in Abu Jamal,

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our messenger his enemy, who was fed I don't know how did Omar, he saw good in him and the good came in the form of his son, a crema.

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And this is why you cannot be blinded by hatred. We are not people of hatred. We are people that look with Anna Chava

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with the eye of compassion, because when we see people who are lost, we want to see them guide and now you

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see, no one truly believes until he loves his brother what he loves for himself and this is why you must know he said this love yes metal Eliyahu the Oneness Ronnie. It is a love that encompasses Jews and Christians Why? And everyone else why? Because you should at least want for them guidance, but to hate them to desire their destruction.

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The Hadees and muscle cell Bella Walia the first Hadith that comes in the tradition of Hadees that we take from our scholars by most Elsa, which is unbroken chain is a rocky moon, your hammer hammer rock man, those who show mercy the merciful will show mercy to them in hammelmann that year, Hong Kong, Memphis summer and there's yahama como Hong Kong, da, and also reality.

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So those who are in a state of Mercy Mercy will be shown. But as you are so will Allah subhana wa tada reveal Himself to you that if you are angry, you're not hoping for Allah.

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Because Allah tells you what to do, and I am Allah have compassion on people that have no hope and alone.

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And this is why in this country, you are here for a reason. I believe that the people that are living in this country amongst the Muslims, you are here for a reason. Go back to your communities, renew yourselves with love of the messenger, renew yourself.

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Take this character back to your cities.

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reinvigorate them, the people of Bradford shouldn't be rioting, they should be preparing to take over Bradford because within about 30 years, the majority of the inhabitants of the fourth largest city in the United Kingdom will be Muslims. And for those who say we don't want Muslims in Europe, I'm sorry.

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We've always been here. When were we here?

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England became Christian in the eighth century, the Muslims were already in Europe.

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The Muslims were already in Europe when this country became Christian. We have always been here and we are here to stay. But we need to be up right people. We need to be people that people want to live next to you because they feel their children are safe in your presence. They feel their houses are safe in your presence. They feel their stores are safe in your presence. That is the way the Muslim should be and all of those who are disgracing this religion, they are disgracing the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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really, and we need unity will not come in this community until we begin to take this position

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that my

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opponent in understanding could actually be right. If people say it's not permissible to vote, then that's fine. That is an opinion. And you should not attack that opinion if the person believes it. And they have authoritative scholars that say that, but don't also attack those who have other authoritative scholars telling people to vote.

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Really you have to understand this. This is the nature of our religion. It is a vast religion that accepts many diverse opinions. The Jehovah's Witness do not vote in the United Kingdom and there are Christian group. But they don't say that Anglicans are going to hell for voting. They might say they're going to hell for other reasons. But they don't say they're going to hell for voting.

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And in terms of who's going to hell and who's not the only person you should be concerned about in that question is yourself.

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And nobody else. I'm not interested in knowing that answer for anybody else.

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And I'm certainly not putting anybody there because that is not my prerogative.

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That is not our prerogative. We have to broaden our horizons and scope people. Really, we have to broaden our horizons and scope. And the way we do it, is through reestablishing the centrality of the Messenger of Allah and His character in this message. Hutto, Canada called Koran if you want to understand the Quran, study the Sierra, if you want to understand the Koran, study the Sierra and look how he cared for people, his concern for people, this is what we should be doing. And this is why we're here today to honor him. And those who say, we don't celebrate the birthday of the Prophet, you need to rephrase that, because I don't have a problem with people that don't want the

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12th of robiola. That's their prerogative. If they have scholars that say that then fine that is an opinion.

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And I'm not going to attack them for that. But don't say we don't celebrate the birthday of the Prophet because the prophets Allah lie the way it was sent him said, Rupa

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Rupa Rajan, you

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will be carrying metal layer pillar Habibullah. What will be he? Sabrina hurry fancy Ghana that sometimes people say I think don't say then it will be molded Yasuda LaBelle not happy to be. You have to be happy because molad is a must. Not me, me.

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It's as a man McCann and a muster. You see, it's a thought of a man versus McCann and it's a muster. So you better be careful what you mean.

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As a muster, you have to celebrate versus a man McCann that's he laugh, but the master much money.

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So it's good to know a little grammar. You know the grammarian was with a man on a boat. And the grammarian said to the man Do you know Fatiha? And he said he said he said Dustin Allah knows hieratic you wasted half your life you don't know any grammar. He said level and then the boat got a hole it starts sinking. And the poor man said to the grammarian Tada See that? How do you know how to swim? He said no. He said you lost your whole life.

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So it's better.

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It's better to be saved than to be clever.

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Now I I just want to say it's an incredible honor to be with all of these people all of you. Well, I it's an honor to be with every single one of you. And I really mean that. And one of the most profound things that I ever read in my entire life was Habib Abdullah Al Haddad. Rahim Allah went to a town in in hospital mode. And it was after fudger and everybody came out to greet him and he stayed until he greeted the entire city. He shook their hands and he greeted every single one of them. And one of the men that was with him said a top 10 of the cache will lie low send them to Allah Allah him Joomla 10. You know, if you, you exhausted yourself if you just said saddam, they

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would have all been happy. He said, No one will be an additional one be him. They had a good opinion of me thinking I was worthy to wait for,

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shouldn't I be worthy to wait for them?

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And that is our methodology. It is the methodology of looking at the good in others say nerissa Jesus, the beloved prophet that we're waiting for his return. Jesus once passed a dog and the howdy on the disciples said montana montana area, how foul is it smelled and he said, Well, my Nana, but how wide its teeth are

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because he could only see good.

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And this is why when some rabbis passed by him, they cursed him. And he said, set on mine a comb, Shalom and a comb or however he said it. And somebody said to him, your soup bone aka what you send him

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He said, kulu we can be mathy. And

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he said, they curse you and you greet them. He said, vessels can only pour forth what they contain.

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And this is the heart of the prophets, all of them. Abraham, Moses. Yeah. And our prophets, Allah lied and said, I'm Mohammed. And I would like to finish I wrote a poem and it's a tradition in our community and I'm so glad to see CD of the Hakim and I'll tell you I, I was I couldn't I was really exhausted after several trips and and I got this invitation and and I couldn't make it. And that's why I couldn't make it because if you tell me the other, holy, holy, he walked away, he can't do anything. If you if you depend on your own strength, you can't do anything. That's why allows you to either ask baja Jaco Jaco Andromeda Fado alone, when foolish people get up. They say what am I going

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to do today? Well, I could do either Maha Jaco Rama de facto ob. But people have intelligence they say what is God going to do with me today? And that's why when you depend on yourself at him dead.

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Dad, that when you if you're raising and ready for a loss of strength that will come to you. And so but see down the Hakeem winter, may Allah bless him and increase him. He he wrote me an email and he was entitled to Hakuna Mustafa, the right of Mustafa. And there was a man once who was about to make ombre he had just got to Mecca, and a taxi door open and the man said Medina, meninas, yada yada, and he got in the taxi and he went to Medina. And somebody said to him, you are going to make Amara, he's I know, but how could I refuse a trip to Medina.

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So I, I'm not a shy, I'm not a poet. But sometimes

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you're given something that

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is not really yours. So I this is called springs gift.

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And we forget that not only was he born in spring,

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but his favorite color was green.

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And green is a beautiful color. And I'll just tell you one little secret about green green is the first color that the eye can identify in the morning. And it's the last color that the eye sees before the light of the sun goes out. It's the first and the last.

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And he was the first Prophet, and he was the last prophet.

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And green is also the source of material life because without green without photosynthesis, which is the creation of life, you will know the newer photosynthesis, it means in Greek, totally the newer, it's what's bringing light.

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And using light, it's the synthesizing of light. So that light is transmitted into green that we eat. And all that we sustain ourselves with is light. photosynthesis is all that we sustain ourselves with. Because if you eat a cow or a lamb or a sheep, it's from the photosynthesis, it could only have become a cow because of light is light. That's everything. It's light. And that is why the prophets Allah light is to them is the the spiritual mechanism of photosynthesis in our world.

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He is the this light that comes from the heaven is comes into the prism of prophecy. And it transmits this extraordinary spectrum of light that becomes visible because real light is invisible. You can't see it, we cannot see white light. We only see traces of it, but we can't see a photon we can't see it. But when it goes through the prism suddenly becomes visible. Now each prophet has in my estimation, and this is a shadow it's not. Each prophet has a color.

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And if you look at the prism, it goes from red, all the way to violet. Now red is earthy color and it's the color of Sharia and Moosa and acnm

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his his Shetty I was like that and Isa is a very high color turn the other cheek. They're difficult things to do. But the prophet reestablish this balance this brilliant balance between the Shetty and the happy and restored it for this last age and this is not to deny the hatha of masa and the Shetty of Isa but it has more to do with emphasis, but his green his spiritual photosynthesis is resonating really throughout this this this whole world and and the green dome of Medina

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is is there for a reason.

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So when you look out in this green verdant land that you've been blessed to live in this England,

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really this is a land that if the Prophet looked on it, it would make him happy. I believe that

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it's a green land.

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But we want it green with a man not green with envy.

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springs gift, I envy the sand that met his feet.

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I'm jealous of honey he tasted sweet

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of birds that hovered above his head of spiders who spun their sacred web to save him from his enemies. I envy clouds formed from the seas that gave him cover from the heat of a sun whose light could not compete with his whose face did shine so bright, that all was clear in blinding night. I envy sightless trees that gazed upon his form completely dazed, not knowing if the sun had risen, but felt themselves in unison with those who prayed and fasted to simply because he told them to,

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with truth and kindness, charity from God who gave such clarity, His mercy comes in one he sent to mould our hearts more heaven bent, I envy all there at his side, who watched the turning of the tide. As truth prevailed and falsehood fled, and hope restored life to the dead. Women and men through him found grace to seek together God's noble face. I envy the cup that gave him drink his thoughts that helped us all to think to be one thought that passed his mind, inspiring him to act so kind. For me, this world is not one jot, if I could simply be a thought from him to God throughout the ages, as revelation came in stages. I pity all who think it odd to hear him say there is one God

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or he was said by God to men to home, their spirits ecumene. It's pride that blinds us from the site that helps good men to see his light. He taught us all to be God's slaves, and he will be the one who saves humanity from sinful pride. Mohammed has got on his side. So on this day be blessed and sing, for he was born to grace our spring with lilies flowers, life's rebirth, in a dome of green like his on Earth, Zakouma luchador