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The Praised One – In World Scriptures
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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim wa salam ala Sayidina Muhammad wa sahbihi wa sallam to Sleeman Kathira Al Hamdulillah a Santa Monica Omar Abdullah here or baraka to who? I hope everybody's well Allah subhanho wa Taala preserve all of you in this time of tribulation these days of plague. Allah subhana wa Talens inshallah restore health and well being to our globe to our community, to humanity at large our prophets, Eliza and Allah subhanho wa Taala described him while Seneca la Rahmatullah Allah mean, we only sent you as a mercy to all the world so our prophesy sin was a mercy to all of the different kingdoms to the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, and certainly the mineral kingdom.
Even the rocks rejoiced, the mountains of Paragon rejoiced with his coming. So Alhamdulillah I want to first of all, we had a wonderful event on the 12th of Arabia, oh, well, we actually had 12,000 People online according to our numbers, which is pretty remarkable given that we were hoping to promote the 12,000 campaign. But I would like to really, really thank the over 300 people that joined us in that campaign, So may Allah subhana, WA Tada, bless you increase, you elevate you, and Allah subhanho wa taala. Inshallah, multiply all of your gifts and charities manifold in this world. And in the next in sha Allah, the Prophet slicin him said that charity does not diminish
wealth. So when you when you give out, it doesn't diminish well, so thank all of you. And as you know, we're living in times of inflation, our wealth just diminishes by holding on to it.
The inflation now is estimated to be over 5%. But it's probably higher than many things that we can see out there. And for those of you who know about the economics, the consumer price index is,
is one thing, but what they call the producers Price Index is another and it's it's it's very, very high in many, many areas. So it's a good time to give charity, while the money's has more value than it will have next week or the week after. So may Allah bless all of you, we're going to re air this program, I don't think I could do it again. There was a lot of blessing that night, we all felt it in the room. So I would not try to replicate what what we all experienced. I really felt just,
I actually had some insights during the actual broadcast. So I saw some things that I hadn't seen before. And you might notice in my kind of flash in my eyes, at certain points, but I there's a few things that I would like to say, and I'm deliberating about making this available. Part of the problem that I have is that I give talks that are talks that each part is a part of the whole. And there's a lot of people that take talks and segment them and then
put titles that I would never use some of its clickbait what they call clickbait. But some of it just doesn't apply to the talk at all. And unfortunately, some people are doing that I think with good intentions, other people are monetizing, and this is part of the time we're living in with the internet as it is. But I would really appreciate that people not record this that they not say segment it and put clips up on the internet. It's a long talk. There are a lot of slides in it.
It's it's an argument. And I believe it's clear and convincing, convincing evidence. And there is a segment on evidence and the nature of evidence. But I really do feel like people that are open minded and fair minded do this. And I just want again to reiterate that
all of these world religions are great gifts to humanity. They give our our species great solace, but they also are double edged swords. They often unfortunately are misused, abused, and end up creating a lot of suffering. And so the best of religion is is something that should be honored in every religion, and the worst, irrespective of the people practicing it. It should be
condemned for what it is just bad and abusive religion. And I'll just conclude by I was once on a panel with Jonathan Haidt, who is a very highly regarded
psycho psychiatrist, psychologist and he wrote a book called The righteous mind about just the nature of
the way our intellects, work and
And he has quite a bit on religion in the book, one of the things he talked about while living in India was seeing the, you know, how he could really see the the best aspects of religion in the worst aspects of religion. And afterwards I had a private conversation with him. And I just mentioned to him that every religious tradition has an ideal.
And what is really, I think, quite stunning about all of these religious traditions is that their ideal is a human being that really has a type of universal compassion.
So, you have the in Hinduism, you have this sanyasi. In Judaism, you have Zadek. In, in Buddhism, you have the Bodhisattva. In Christianity, you have the saint, and in Islam, you have the solid, or the worldly, and, and the hallmark of, of all of these individuals from these different religions, is that they have a compassion for humanity. And so whenever religion whenever compassion is absent from a religion, I don't believe it's from God. And that's why I think we should all be as Muslims really rejoice in the fact that our book begins Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim
in the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate, and that he sent as his final messenger to our species,
the mercy to all the worlds so I hope you benefit from this and I hope you support the 12,000 kg May Allah reward all of you said on Monday calm Allah He overcut
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Vladimir alanda a Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh I hope everyone is well, in these trying times on many, many fronts, and humbly that but today is a day of celebration. We can't ever forget that while the world is filled with suffering. It's also filled with the overcoming of suffering. And so it's really important for us to celebrate despite the fact that there are so many people interpolation and trials. But there are things to celebrate in this world and certainly for us as Muslims. The thing that we should celebrate more than any other is guidance. And that guidance comes from one source, which is our Lord but our Lord chose to use as a means for that guidance, His
Beloved Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we're here to celebrate this Prophet sallallahu sallam. And so I'd like to talk Inshallah, about the praise one and world scriptures. I think a lot of Muslims are unaware that one of the unique aspects of our prophets Allah, Allah CERAM, is that he was actually mentioned, according to the Quran in the previous dispensations. We also are unique I think, amongst the world religions, in that we acknowledge all the previous prophets, the ones we know, and the ones we don't know. So this is something that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada is given this OMA ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada commanded His Prophet to say, and Billahi wima sera
arena where mountains that are added Ibrahima Wismar Ito is happily a cobra spot on Wuxia Musa where he's a wannabe una min rugby him learn for Rio pulvinar hadn't been home 100 Lahoma Simone. So this is an extraordinary verse, saying that the province when I say I believe in Allah, who and what He has revealed to us and what he revealed to Abraham and to Ismail, Ishmael, and to Isaac and to Jacob, and to the children of Israel, and and what was given to Moses and what was given to Jesus and the prophets from their Lord. So he mentions all those promises, but then he says that we're told to believe also in these Nibi own these other prophets, and, and then not to differentiate
between them, even though there are degrees amongst them. All of them are from the same source, and so they're honored in the same way. So for instance, you have your father and your uncle. Your father is obviously privileged over your uncle, but you still honor your Uncle, you don't sell
operate between them in that sense of honor towards them. So these are all prophets from God and so this is where we're going to inshallah begin and look at so I want to talk about the fact that this aspect of the Prophet is extraordinary. Well, my son NACA Illa Rahmatullah Alameen. We were we only sent you we sent you only as a mercy to all the worlds. So this is in sort of an MBR. It's in the chapter of the prophets. And this is what is unique about our prophets, Eliza them, he said, I was given five things
that no one was given before me, every prophet before me was sent to his people specifically. And I was sent to, he says it a coolie acmar, was what every whites are red and black person. So some say Imam No, he said the blacks are the Arabs. And, and the red are the non Arabs and some say it's, it's the other way around. But the important thing is, it's I was sent to all peoples, the Arabs on the non Arabs. And then he said, Salalah, it is said that the whole earth is a place of worship. So the entire Earth is sacred, in that he's been given the earth as a place of worship, and its soil as a source of purification. This is extraordinary, especially in light of the environmental age. And
then he said, A salada said, that he was also given the shefa. So this is intercession which we'll get into later. Now. In another verse, Allah subhana wa Tada says, We have Allahu Meetha Ebina only be in them to come. Min keytab and we're hikma that we took a covenant Allah took a covenant with the with all the prophets. This is all the prophets, that you were given a book and wisdom. So there's always the book and then the wisdom with it. The Murgia Akuma rasuna Musa, definitely my American, and then a messenger comes to you, Musa konima Metacom, that he is affirming what went before. So our Prophet affirmed all of the previous dispensations that we know that we know nabby
That you will believe in him with a ton Sorona and you will give victory to Him you will help him how to correct him. And then Allah asked, do you accept this? Well, her mom and daddy Camille, sorry, and do you? Are you bound to this? So this is the covenant and they said we confirm it. And God said Then bear witness and I'm with you among the witnesses. So any who turn backs after that are deviants. So this is in the Imran ALLAH SubhanA. Allah mentions this, and then out even on top so there's difference of opinion about what that covenant is, but it does and it may not be a part of said in the law to Anna Marva Adam Addison, a woman better dominant mvidmr salatu salam Illa de
la Mer ahead. So no Prophet was sent from Adam until all the prophets, except a covenant was taken. The embora Ethan Mohammedan. And his Salatu was Salam in a herder alley him and I had to embody the Mohammedan idea of Sudan salatu salam, WA Hayyan. Now you may know Nabil, what am Sorona that he has to believe in Him, if any prophet reaches the Prophet Muhammad, so this was an I had, but it was also a covenant that they were told to tell their peoples that there will be a final prophet. So every group was told that there will be a final prophet, there is no prophet that came to this planet that did not tell them about the last prophet. So the Prophet is the only prophet who was
mentioned in all previous dispensations, both written and oral, this is unique to our Prophet, no other this, this is our belief. And so it's really important because I want to say that this is not a
that we shouldn't in any arrogant sense. We should actually be humbled by this. And in no way should we look at these other traditions with any denigration and I'll get to that later. But it's really important. So I'm going to if there if there are people from other religions watching this, I am in no way
advocating that Muslims see this as some kind of triumphalist supremacist approach. No, this is in order for us to understand what we have to give it as believers like we believe this, and I'll get into this deeper so Allah Subhana Allah says, fit dini. LAHIA Bona Wahoo as a man for some of what you were taught Mr. Conway, either yours your own. So this is what we're told. Do you want a religion other than the religion when everything in the heavens near that
submitted to God willingly or unwillingly. We're all in submission. Like Gert has said if living and dying in submission is Islam then we all in Islam live and die by the fact that we the way we breathe, we have to breathe, the way we breathe, the way we walk. There are so many things that we are in submission to and we don't think about these things. So so these are the signs that Allah has given and then Allah tells us in our son NACA Bill happy Bashir on one of the other we sent you as a herald, a giver of good news and a warner because every prophet has to give good news, but they also have to warn what happens if you don't follow the good news. We're in Mint we're in mineral metal
Illa Hala Fianna via and there's no OMA, that has not been given a warner a prophet, every OMA, every people has been given a prophet. And then those who disbelieved they said to the Prophet, less than more Salah you weren't said Paul Kapha Billahi Shahid and benei ouabain A con woman en de who, el mal Kitab, they, those who scoff, they say, You are not an envoy, you're not a messenger, you're not sent, God is sufficient witness between me and you, and those who have knowledge of the book. So here are the show ahead. These are called testimony. So Allah is saying in this verse that he testifies between his the prophet is told to say to them, God is my evidence and the previous book.
So here's the evidence. So just a quick summary of the types of evidence. So you have what's called a preponderance of evidence, that's like a civil suit. So some of the legal jurists say it is like 51%. So these are in civil cases. And then you have evidence beyond a reasonable doubt those are in criminal cases. So for instance, just giving a quick example, OJ Simpson was found not guilty in the murder of his wife, and the other person that was with her. That was in the criminal case, because it was they his trial lawyers who were very good, they put reasonable doubt into their minds. But in the civil case, OJ Simpson lost for wrongful death. So the family sued him for wrongful death. So
they had the preponderance of evidence in the civil case. So he actually had to pay damages to the family, for the for the murder. So it's basically saying, We think you murdered, but there is a little bit of doubt. So that's the example of the difference. But there's a really interesting third type of evidence, which is clear and convincing evidence. And this is the evidence that is often in cases that involve wills and testimonies. So this is a higher standard than preponderance of evidence, but a lower standard than beyond a reasonable doubt. And I am convinced that this is the evidence that God has given people for belief in Him, and for belief in his messengers and his
books. It's not beyond a reasonable doubt, because then there would be no meaning to faith. And it's not a preponderance of evidence, because it's just too but it's clear and convincing evidence. It's, it should convince you. And that's what that's where you get that, that feeling. I believe this and I believe it's true, but you just have to wait till the afterlife. So what Buddha typically akin worship you Lord, until beyond a reasonable doubt comes to you, which is your death. So now just to look at the world religions, the oldest religion is that we have in their ancient religions, recently, there was this amazing temple discovered in Turkey. So humans are homo religious, we are
religious creatures by nature, but the oldest religion that we have is Hinduism. And it's more than 2500 years old. It is an ancient religion. Judaism is another ancient religion. And then there's Zoroastrianism. Buddhism is some say it was actually a Hindu reformist movement. So Buddha was, in essence, came out of Hinduism and tried to reform Hinduism, he opposed the caste system, and tried to make changes within Hinduism. And then you have Christianity and the last and the youngest of the world's religions, although Muslims would argue all of these previous dispensations were forms of Islam, because the religion with God is submission to Allah Subhan Allah to Allah. So the difference
between these previous religions, so if you look at Hinduism, Hinduism, it's actually you're born into Hinduism. So you have the Brahmin and the Kashi and the Vaishya. And then you have the Shudra. And then you have the Dalit people that are the untouchables. So you're actually born into this there are converts to Hinduism, but it's really a religion. This is unfortunately what
some fanatical people believe that India which is Hynd is only for the Hindus
But Muslims are also who knew they're from India. So and then you have Judaism, which is essentially a tribal religion. It's a religion of Benny Asara Ian. And and even though they're the Benny Asara eel was also taught the noetic laws. They don't proselytize to other people. And in fact, the Rabbi's, traditionally were encouraged to, to discourage people to become a Jew. And then Zoroastrian. Zoroastrianism is the religion that was found in what is now Iran. And then Buddhism arguably becomes a proselytizing religion, like the last three religions are more universal proselytizing religions, although it's arguable that Christianity, that Christ Himself
was only sent to the lost sheep of the tribe of Israel. If you take the epi genetic the urbanites and the other Jewish
Christians who believe that you actually had to follow Judaism to be a Christian. So the first version I want to look at is Hinduism, and the Hindu Hinduism. I believe and and many of our scholars believe this that Hinduism is a revealed religion there are no great world religions that could not have come from God because it's just not possible that by their fruits you shall know them it's not possible to see these incredible civilizations without seeing that
that God is behind them
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he's problems in India right now.
So these are the these are the revealed books they should be in their tradition, the Rig Veda, the Sama Veda, the hydro Veda and Atharva Veda. These are the four great revealed books.
Alberoni, the great Muslim scholar, he was a great Shafi scholar is a great historian, he actually learned Sanskrit he sat with the, the Hindu pendants, he studied them. And then he wrote one of the most extraordinary books on comparative religion. One of the things that he said in that book, which is so stunning, is he said, I shall not produce the arguments of our antagonists in order to refute them of such as I believe to be in the wrong, my book is nothing but a simple historical record of facts, I shall place before the reader the theories of the Hindus exactly as they are, and I shall mention in connection with them similar theories of the Greeks in order to show the relation
existing between them. So he actually was saying, I want to be completely objective, but what he see sees he differentiate between educated Hindus and uneducated Hindus, he said that educated Hindus were clearly monotheists. So this is really important for I think Muslims to understand that yadgir Veda says God is imageless and pure, the Rigveda. The Brahma sutra says, Come Brahma, there's only one God Laila truth is one.
So is the Prophet mentioned in the Vedas, the Vedas, that there's something in Hinduism called the avatar, which is one set down now, currently, most Hindus believe the avatar is really an incarnation of Vishnu. But they have a concept of the end Team Avatar, which is the last one to come, the last one that will be sent, and they come when things are going wrong. So the last messenger is known in actually in Puranas, as in the Vedas as not a shinza, which is not as human so it means that he's not a diva, he's not this demigod, but Oh, and then Asha is praised. So it's the praised human.
And then is the Prophet mentioned that the Puranas many Muslim scholars actually who studied Hinduism thought he was. Some of them argued that he was the Kalki Avatar who comes in the Kali Yuga period, which is the last cycle. It's the age of darkness and strife. Even though in Hinduism they believe that these recur, but this age of darkness and strife is the age of fitna. And in the in the Mahabharata, it says the rulers become unreasonable taxes levied unfairly, they no longer promote spirits
Reality, God will not be discussed. Greed will be everywhere animosity will be amongst people religion will diminish with each passing day people will have thoughts of murder with no justification loss will be seen as socially acceptable. People will be addicted to intoxicants. spiritual teachers will abuse their students. People will no longer get married. Earthquakes will become the ritual dominate the poor. Sound familiar?
Now this man is one of the most extraordinary people. I think Prince Mohammed Dara Shikoh he was the son of Sharjah Han who built the Taj Mahal. This man was he learned Hebrew he learned Greek. He learned Sanskrit he knew Arabic and Persian. He wrote some extraordinary books. He wrote one book on all of the Olia and then he translated the Bhagavad Gita into Persian, really, really stunning person. But one of the most amazing books he wrote is called measurement and beheading. When he studied the Old Testament and the New Testament, he didn't feel there was Tawheed. In them, he thought it was a lot of anthropomorphism and and then the Trinity and the saints. But when he
studied the apana shots, he said, This is pure Tawheed.
And so he actually said they have the same teaching that we had. One of the most extraordinary things is he actually said in the verse in the Quran that says, And he knew the Quran very well. He said that in no hola Quran, Karim fie keytab and mcnown Lima Soho illan Mapa Harun 10, zero mirror anatomy, he said that that verse referred to the apana shots, that that the apana shots are the secret book, because the Brahmin did not teach the apana shots, they kept it secret, and you had to go through great purification rituals to actually be taught to punish shots. In fact, the person that brought them to the world was an Englishman, who became a judge in the 18th century who was
living in in, in India. So he is actually the one that brought them out. But the pundit that taught him, made him go, he had to give up eating meat. He became vegetarian, he had to do all this ritual purification before he could be taught the opening shots. So this was the view. But Dasha cool Prince Mohammed was actually this, the student of the famous Sufi share Mian Mir and for people from Pakistan, Myanmar is buried near Lahore, and still to this day, he's venerated by people from Pakistan. He was a pottery chef, he was also a fapy scholar. And so, Dara Shikoh took his Sulak with him, and then some say also with a student of Mullah Sodra, the great metaphysician, so this man is
really really quite extraordinary. But his father built the Taj Mahal based on moolah sutras view of the world and that's why this is understood to be the most beautiful
building in the world. So moving along Zoroastrianism, Sardasht is around 600 BC some people feel that Zara Zara astronism actually precedes him that he was one of the prophets of Zoroastrianism. Again, if you look at the early tacks, they had a belief in one God Oh, hold on Mazda, a hairy man is more like the devil, but it becomes a dualistic religion. So they have the scriptures the Zend Avesta and the DESA tear that is Usmani so Allah mentions the the imagines in the Quran in Alladhina amanu. Well, Idina had the wasabi ina one Nosara well Medusa, one Latina Ashara CO, so it after the Medusa, it's a Lydian Ashara CO. So the Jews, the Sabby, in the the the the Christians and the Jews
are all mentioned. And then what are the Shaco the Serbian it's very interesting Some say that the Sabians one of the meanings of that root word is like distant light. And so Dr. Cleary actually thought they were the religions that were very distant from the Arabian peninsula of the Eastern religions. In Allah YFC Robaina home Yama, Yama, Allah will distinguish between them. He will decide among them on the Day of Resurrection. In a lot of Christian Shaheed God is Witness over all things, but in the desert to czar to set about God he is one not a number called who Allahu Ahad. He said he has an unlike him, they said to me that he shade neither I can behold Him nor can the Power of
Thinking conceive Him, and He is above all that you can imagine. Kulu Malhotra be Vatika Allahu radica. And then do not despair of His favors, that also mean Rohilla and then I'm nearer to than your own self who accompany him and Hamlet worried these are all replicated in the Quran. In fact, some people tried to argue that some of the Quran is taken from Zoroastrianism like Fidel's
doused in Persian, is actually from the Zoroastrian tradition. And so we would see it as no, the Prophet said, I'm not an innovator from the messengers. I'm in a long line of prophets. So they said the angels are countless. The Quran says no one knows the number of angels except God regarding heaven infidels, they will buy there in forever and the joyful abode regarding hell he said, they will live there in forever and will be tortured there and with intense heat and intense cold. What about our son Roussillon public men whom and Cosna Attica, woman hominum naxal Salic, we have certainly sent messengers before you, some of them we told you about and some of them we have not
told you of. So the Quran is clearly stating that every peoples had messengers, some of them we mentioned in the Quran and others we didn't.
This is from a historian and a the translator of the Zend Avesta. James Dharma Sir, who said when Islam assimilated the Zoroastrians, to the people of the book events are rare historical sense, and solve the problem of the origin of the Avesta. In other words, they saw the Vesta Zend Avesta, as something from God. And that's why there's some weak traditions about treat them like the people of the book, but don't marry their their from them and don't eat their the Biha. But the early Muslims really did seize our astronism as being originally something in Zoroastrianism. It says that the universe was created in six periods of time, humanity was born of a male and female Mattia, and my
shiana Zardoz prophesied the coming of a prophet, this last person who's called sociality, which means Rahmatullah Alameen. He's also called the esvagt editor, the gatherer of all nations. And this is one of the qualities of our Prophet, the Prophet said, Anil hasha, your share on NASA Academy, I am the gather of the nations, all of humanity will be gathered before my feet.
So it's very interesting that Matthew in two through one through 12, talks about the birth of Christ. And in it he mentions the imagines that it's the only gospel that mentions them, but they were these wise men from the East who were Magi. They were, in other words, my juice. And the reason that he puts them in there, I believe, is because he knew about their prophecy of this last Prophet.
And so he put them in there to confirm this.
When we move next to Buddhism, Buddhism is a vast tradition.
And my my mother practice Buddhism most of my life. So I actually grew up with a lot of
in in my life, even though she was born into orthodox family, Christian family.
And she said her shahada right before she passed away, but she prayed with us for five years what we live while she lived with us, but he Moshe Hara Stan and I actually wrote when I read this in Kitab, and millet or Nan,
when I read this, I actually ended up doing a lot of research about this and pretty much became convinced that he was right. So he says in his book, Moshe says shahada Stanny, one of the great Shafi scholars and a Harris geologist, he says among their scholars, they do not differ as to the eternity of the cosmos, and their belief in karma. As previously mentioned, they emerged in India due to the special qualities of that land, and its topography, as well as the fact that among his people are those who excel in spiritual exercises and self mastery. He also said Pythagoras stole all his his ideas from India that he actually went to India and then went back to Greece, with all
the mathematics and everything because the Indians were the great mathematicians. So it's very interesting. So he says, based on their description of the Buddha, check your Mona, he calls them check your moon and that would,
if they are accurate, it would seem that he is none other than Heather, who Muslims acknowledge upon him VPS now remember, Buddha had what was called the INLA Duni. He had enlightenment. It was not like a, like the traditional revelation of prophets. And that's exactly what happened. Okay. Now, the interesting thing is Buddha is often the Green Man. So he's put in green motifs, so they have the jade green Jade Buddhas. And when you read his story, he was a prince who it's it's so amazingly like and the prophesies him actually told about him sitting on the under the low tree and it's really quite stunning but Allah Juana we have to say, the Dhammapada is the earliest it's a Pali
And it was translated by Thomas Cleary, Thomas Cleary is probably one of the greatest Buddhist scholars of this age. Unfortunately, he passed away
a few months ago, Allah humma Whoa. And he was he taught at zaytuna. But he has translated over 100 works. In Buddhism, I mean really a stunning Buddhist scholar, but he was also a scholar of Islam, and a lover of the prophets, Allah Sam and of Imam Ali particularly enamored of the sayings of Imam Ali which he translated into English. But in the Dhammapada there is a a passage that said who's capable of praising one like a coin of finest gold in other words, impeccable one whom the knowing praise after finding him impeccable control, monsoon controlled, intelligent, insightful, ethical and composed day in and day out. Helene composed like never getting upset, even the gods the divine,
which is not God's like, like it had praise such a one, even the Creator. So this is in the, the Dhammapada, that one of the earliest, if not the earliest Buddhist scripture, saying that the Creator praises this one. He wrote, and remember, this is a scholar of one of the greatest scholars of the 20th and 21st century of Buddhism. He wrote the name of the last prophet
of the Abrahamic tradition, who embody these qualities.
Literally means praised one. And then he says a similar description is given in a hymn of the Torah. So He also predicted the Maitreya which means the compassionate one or the Merciful. Right the Rahim Minato. For Rahim, the Tria is the one who comes at the end Allah alum of this is
the, the final coming, but many Muslim scholars saw them a try as being an indication of our profit. Now we come to the Abrahamic faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Now, it's very interesting that the,
the site that the Jewish tradition holds,
dear we have the site of our profits is Sara. And Mirage, the Mirage comes there. And then this great is Sofia, which is the great church that was built in Turkey and now is a mosque.
Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, Alinea Tirana Rasul Allah and maybe only those who follow the messenger, the unlettered prophet or the Gentile prophet, a lady Yeji, doing home Aktobe and endo home to Torah to engineer those, the one they find written in the Torah and the NGO in the in the Torah, the Tanakh, the Jewish Bible, and in the Gospel, LNG, singular what they now call Q, the gospel of Q. The quail gospel the original source gospel, yep, Mohammed mangrove.
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We are hiring more animal Hava welder and home is our home. But Aguilar linens, he cannot fit him for letting an OB he was 01 or sorrow, whatever are normally on zero now who would go home and mostly home. So they follow the another prophet whom they find written in their sources of the Torah and the Gospel. So the privatized Sam was told to say, yeah, you can nest all of humanity in the Rasulullah era. Come join me and I'm a lesson to all of you. Ulladulla Homer Kusa, Malati would argue, in who you will meet, for Amina de la, he was 30 believe, is an act of will to believe in Allah and His Messenger, and we are only a leather you know, Billa he will carry Mati, but to be a
hula and a contact that don't, who believes in God and His words, all of his words, all of the dispensations, follow Him and you will be guided. So in Genesis, we find so this means that the prophet had to have been mentioned in the Torah and the NGO because that's what the Quran says. Now, we have to recognize that the Jewish tradition have their interpretations for these things. And, and one of our beliefs is, they're entitled to that the Quran gives each of these religious dispensations, their right to either accept this message or to reject it. So we're not passing judgment on anybody other than looking for the evidence that our book tells us is in their books.
And so, God said to Abraham, as for you, you must keep My covenant you and your descendants after you for the generation
to come. So the covenant, one of the signs of the Covenant was that the male men should be circumcised. So you undergo circumcision and it will be a sign of the covenant between me and you. For the generations to come, every male among you, who is eight days old, must be circumcised, including those born in your household. So circumcision is one of the five and in a way, a 10 fitrah qualities. So that circumcision is actually something that all fitrah people do. A lot of people don't know this, but tribes all over the world circumcised. If you read
Nelson Mandela's on the road to freedom, his autobiography, he tells about his tribes, ritual circumcision that he went through, which is not as a Jew, it was actually something his tribe did as a coming of age. For for the young man. So this is something that's done all over the world, male circumcision, they're trying to eliminate it now. But believe it or not, there are countries that actually began to have that had high aids rates, they began to circumcise the the infant, the male infants, because the the rates amongst circumcised males is much lower than the rates amongst non circumcised males. And so circumcision is a fifth of the thing, but it's also a sign of this
So the Arabs circumcised even before Islam, because this was from the covenant so they were part of the covenant. So this is really important to remember the Arabs are part of the Abrahamic covenant. Then God said, Yes, but your wife Sarah will bet she was Sarah and then her name was changed to Sarah. She laughed and Sondra means to be happier, joyful, when she was given the good news of Isaac. So you will bear sign you will call him his heart, Isaac, and I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. So here's the the bond between the soil has with God. And as for Ishmael, I have heard you because Abraham made this prayer. Oh,
God, please bless my son Ishmael, because he's his firstborn, and he's a legitimate son. Because even the some of the sons of Jacob were from concubines. So a concubine was seen as a source of legitimacy in that tradition. He said, I will surely bless him, who by article in the in the Arabic translation says, Oh, by article, I will bless him, and I will make him fruitful with middle what? Zero added, he will be the father of 12 rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. How can a nation be great with God? If it's not a worshiping nation? How could it be called great with God? How could it be called blessed with God? How could his male be blessed if he's not worshiping God?
So the 12 rulers, the Shia interpret this as as the 12 Imams, but traditionally it seen in in Genesis, their actual names are there and our prophets, one of his answers is there. As for Ishmael, I have heard the Behold, I have blessed him, I will make him fruitful, and we will multiply him greatly greatly. So this is a very interesting, it's repeated twice. And then so one of the Imam is sipsey, who was a rabbi who became Muslim in Morocco. In the, I think ninth century, he actually said that in the Gamal Tria, which is something in Kabbalistic tradition, that be B mode mode, which means greatly, greatly, that the Gomati of it equals 92. Now, what's interesting is in our tafsir,
is they say B mode B, B mode mode, which is the Hebrew greatly greatly is actually mode mode. So with we will increase your with mode mode, and they say that this is actually a name of the prophets, Elijah Sam himself. So it equals 92. Now in the gamma Tria Mohamed in Hebrew meme chat me in Dalat equals 92. So those, those two have the same camassia this is something that is mentioned in the Tafseer. So I'm not a numerologist and I don't encourage numerology, but our scholars did delve into this from time to time. It's interesting to note, this is that what they call mill, you know, it's like salt on the knowledge. So, you know, take too much of it, you get sick.
Then Jacob called for his son. So now Genesis 49 One, this is when Jacob calls his sons together. This is mentioned in the Quran, that when when Jacob death was coming to him, he gathers his sons around him, and he tells him what will happen in the in the latter days. So it's translated as days to come, but it means the latter days and and so he looks at it
Each of his sons and someone he calls cruel because they threw his brother Joseph into a well, it was Yehuda or Judah, who actually said,
Don't kill him, throw him in the well. So he because the lineage of Joseph actually will end he gives the scepter in other words, the new Buddha and the ruling to Judah. But then he tells them the scepter will not depart from Judah nor the ruler staff or in Arabic, it says Mata Shara like the the one who brings the Shetty a new Sharia, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nation shall be his. So that's one translation.
So this is in the Quran. I'm Kuntum shahada it harder Jacobian Moto is Ali Benny he metabolome min. Daddy, what are you going to worship after me? How do Naboo ilaha illa BAA Ibrahim was maketo is hotter in Hawaii than when I know the homeless New Moon. So this is what they say We will worship your God the God of your fathers Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac. So these are the the covenant is with Ishmael and Isaac. Remember Isaac was circumcised so he has the covenant.
Then at the end after he says this, it says typical maternal thought halat the hamacas a bit what Accomac is septum? Well Arona a McHenry aminute. So our belief is the abrogation. We believe that our Sharia has abrogated the previous dispensation, this is our belief.
But we we acknowledge the right of peoples to maintain their dispensations, but this is our belief. So this is a really important distinction. And this is the beauty of Islam is that will allow for universal brotherhood and peace amongst people because there can be no peace if there's not peace amongst the religions. And it is Islam uniquely, historically, that had multifaith
civilizations that that that really we have our our horror stories, we have our bad periods, we have our persecution, the Hindus are well aware of that.
Bertone said one of the reasons why so many Hindus hate the Muslims is because so many Muslims mistreated them. So we have to acknowledge these historical wrongs, but it's not from our religion. It's from people not following our religion, that these things happen. So and those who and who is averse to the religion of Abraham, then it says that right after that, except those who make fools of themselves, we chose him in this world and he will be among the perfect in the hereafter. If Allah Hora Bo Aslam, pericentriolar Puranam in when it's all said to him surrender he said I surrender to the Lord of the world. So Abraham and joined his sons to do so. As to Jacob, they all
say this All My Sons God has chosen religion for you. So do not die except you're in submission to God you're Muslims. Because Islam is all the previous dispensations are forms of Islam.
So in this thing, that where he tells him the scepter will not depart from Judah.
The prophets Allah said him said that I am a hasher
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The all nations will be gathered at my feet and I am the final. So this in Hebrew, it's called it says Add key Yabo Shilo Shilo, there's a lot of debate about what Shilo means, but what Sheila means until he who's right it is comes so Rashi one of the great
commentators from the rabbinical tradition says that Shilo is most she prays, and lo to Him, praise to Him the praise until the praised one comes. Even Ezra quotes Onkelos who rendered Shilo as simply his in the Arabic translation of the Torah Sheila has written she learned and translated as a lady who Allahu Sheila Whoa, she lo, the one to whom it belongs. So what is it that belongs to him?
Strong's Concordance says that the word that's used Yamaha for obey and translators obey is actually translated. In the new test in the King James version as unto him shall be the gathering of all people. In other words, your shadow NAS and Academy. So this is in the the Genesis the prophets Allah s&m, we believe that this is speak that Shilo is our Prophet salatu salam, and that the scepter will go from Judah when sheilo come so that Jesus was from Judah. David was from Judah, all of them the Abrahamic lineage. They're all from Judah. And so it will go after Jesus. It will go to our prophets Eliza them, but why does it say a lady who are level
What is it? That's for him? Well, one of the most amazing Hadith in our tradition from Ernest even Moloch is the Hadith of the Shiva. On the Day of Judgment, it says Majin nanobot go home in about the people are like waves going into one another. They're so confused. They go to Adam and they say it's fairly erotica.
Make intercession via Shafia the apparel cleat be an advocate for your own less to Lucha it's not mine less to Lucha.
I'm not the Shilo. What I can do, they can be Brahim. They go to Ibrahim Carrillo law.
And he says let's do law. It's not mine. Like and it can be Musa. They go to Moses kalima law for you to most of Heroku less to law, it's not mine. Then they go to Jesus. These are all the sons of Judah. They go to Jesus. He said, It's not mine. They know how lava Kadima to. He's the ruler of God and His logos for your attire. He says, your cholesterol, it's not mine, but I can I can be Mohammedan he prophesied the Paraclete which means the intercessor.
And he's the one that tells them to go to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam for OTF opodo. They come to me for OTA for Appu and Allah ha
Allahu Allahu. And Aloha, this is my MACOM for unparticle for a steady no other Robbie, I take permission for Acoma. venia day for another who is Mohammed in the heaven He is called atma de Shafia. So he praises him be Muhammad that epidural Allah and he is not able to do it now. It's given to him through inspiration on that moment, Thelma hirola Who Sajida I fall into sosta. And it said, it said to me, I'm Mohammed fr Rasik, raise your head hold,
you say and you will be heard, Ask and you will be given, intercede.
And and you will be
given the intercession and then he says Almighty Almighty,
in Deuteronomy 18, through 17 through 22, this is this is Moses, I will raise up for them a prophet like you like unto thee from among their fellow sea Israelites. It doesn't say Israelites in the in the original. It's um, it says from amongst their brethren, and I will put my words in his mouth. Now on Tapan and how he will tell them everything I command him, in what you know why he knew her, it's only revelation revealed to him, I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words, that the prophet speaks in my name, but a prophet who presumes to speak in my name, anything I have not commanded, or a prophet speaks in my name, I will put him to death. That's what the Quran
says, if you took that away, and if you if you tried to say anything that I didn't tell you to say, I'll cut your, your sever your carotid artery, you may say to yourself, how can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord? If a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord, and it doesn't happen, then then it's not a prophet, but if it happens, it's a prophet. clear and convincing evidence. And this is the blessing where with Moses, the man of God bless the children of Israel before his death. And he said, The Lord came from Sinai. In other words, he revealed to me and rose up and the Lord here it's a motif that's used meaning revelation comes, rose up from sale,
in our tradition, this is Jesus. So he was given a revelation in Sinai, what thodi seen, wow, that better that I mean, and then he shined forth from Mount Paran. And the the word in Hebrew, it's like it's a light Jebel nor mount paren paren is foreign foreign according to what have you been wannabe is between Safa and Marwa, the two places of running back and forth foreign is also according to the output that hammer we the great geographer, it is the mountains of Mecca. He also says it's a name of Mecca, so far on and then he comes with 10,000 saints, the Prophet when he entered into Mecca he entered in with 10,000 saints from his right hand went a fiery law for them. He brought the Shediac
yay, he loved the people, all his saints are in the hands and they sat down at the feet. Everyone shall receive thy words.
In Genesis 2112 to 17 when when when he Sarah was worried about the boy, this is in the Bible, do not be
distress about the boy and your slave woman, the concubine in our transition. Some say that she was a wife. I mean, this is a laugh issue, but I'm quoting the Bible. Listen to what other Sarah says. Because there was difficulty in the household because it was through Isaac, that your offspring will be wrecking. I will make the son of the site into a nation
because he is your offspring, in other words, part of your covenant. Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to hogger hija. He set them on her shoulder and sent them off with the boy she went on her way and wandered in the desert of Beersheba. That rose Shaybah when the water in the skin was gone, he put the boy under one of the bushes. Then she went off and sat down about a bow shot away for she thought I cannot watch the boy die. And she sat there and began to sob. God heard the boy crying and the angel of God called tahajjud from heaven. I mean, how can you not say that this woman is not blessed when God's calling and speaking to her from
heaven and said to her What is the matter Hajah Do not be afraid God has heard the boy crying is my even God hears him lift the boy up and take him by the hand for I will make him a great nation. This is Bushra This is Bushra I will make him into a great nation. Then God opened her eyes and she saw well of water ZEM ZEM she went and filled the skin with the water and gave the boy a drink. God was with the boys he grew up he lived in the desert and became an archer while he was living in the desert of pout on around Mecca. His mother got a wife for him from Egypt.
This is an MK to see the extremity of the hijab at a place called fout. On fought on an Arabic and Hebrew word, one of the names of Mecca mentioned in the Torah according to put that hammer Louis Farrakhan is also said to be the son of one of the kings of the Amalia that's why Mecca was named after him because the Malik who they say was in Sinai. So the scholars of the Bible from the other dispensation say oh phoron is in Sinai, but we know how John is male we're in Mecca. So it must be Mecca.
So this is and then the desert apparent is it also in terms of that he jazz in old Arabic translation of Sabbatarian
Pentateuch, the tough are the Torah. According to the bin monada tal foreign heal up on the outskirts of Mecca mentioned the book cavity Jan, a pre Islamic compilation. So he says that it's the two rano runways, a place where the jawed home tribe found Hydra and Ishmael. So the here's Jebel Noor in this is fire on the light that comes out of pharaon. So Isaiah 42, when
they were told that the Prophet was in the Torah, they went to carb, that Kava Kava bar, who knew the book, the previous books, he knew the Torah and also Abdullah, even entrepreneur OS was asked about this. And he says
the what he quotes from from that is, is that the prophets Eliza damn was
my abs, my servant. And then he says, he quotes this from Isaiah 42, one through 25. So just realize that this our tradition, all of our top seers, use this, when you look up in any Tafseer of the eye, that they find him written in the Torah, this is the these are the verses they bring, Behold my servant Abdi, whom I uphold mine elect and Mokhtar in whom my soul delighted, I have put my spirit upon him, he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. In other words, he the Christians say this is Jesus, but Jasmine to the Gentiles, that will mean he shall not cry, nor lift up nor causes voice to be heard in this kind of Sahaba swap. This is this is in our Hadith about our Prophet. He brought
a bruised reed in other words, he'll be persecuted he is shall not break and the smoking flax he shall not he shall he not quit, he shall bring forth judgment unto truth, he shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has set judgment in the earth, and the isles shall wait for his law. The Isles is interpreted to be the Mediterranean, these are all the countries that become Muslim. Remember, Spain was Muslim, Sicily and lower Italy was Muslim, Greece was ruled by the Muslims. Turkey was Muslim, Cyprus was Muslim, Lebanon was Muslim, Palestine was Muslim. Egypt became Muslim, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, these that's how they interpret it. They interpret is the Mediterranean, so they
are waiting for his law. Thus saith God the Lord he the create the heavens to stretch them out.
He the spread for the earth, and that which come out of it, he will give he that give it breath on to the people upon it and Spirit to them that walk in the Lord have have called thee in righteousness, and will hold on hand and will keep the end give the for a covenant of the people for a light of the Gentiles. So this is this is the sheilo This is the one who takes the the light of the Jewish prophets and brings it to the Gentiles, to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison. And then that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am the Lord that is my name and my glory, while I not give to another neither my praise to graven images. Behold, the
former things are come to pass and new things do I declare before they sprang forth I tell you of them so new things it's a new Shetty, Sing unto the Lord, a new soul, and his praise from the end of the year, ye that go down to the sea and all that is there in the isles and the habit and Sarah let the wilderness and the cities there have lift up their voice. The Villages of K dar dot inhabit that the inhabitants of the rock sing. Let them shout for joy from the tops of the mountains. So in one of the Bible commentaries, what is k dot let the cities of k dot rejoice. It's the Arabian Desert.
The mountains namely of paraan Mecca, let Mecca rejoice, the wilderness those parts of the world which are now like a wilderness, not literally, for he speaks of their seas. This is in Matthew Paul's Komtar K dar the Arabians let the Arabians rejoice.
Let the Arabians rejoice, why are they rejoicing?
Because this profit who's going to come this was the kingdom of the caterer Right? in Arabia,
let them give glory unto the Lord and declare His praise in the islands. The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man. In other words, this revelation, he shall stir up jealousy, like a man of war, so people are going to envy him, he shall cry yay roar, he shall prevail against his enemies. This is all the practice not Jesus did not prevail against his enemies unless you interpret it like Christians do. Figuratively but this is saying he was a man of war and he prevailed against his enemies. Jesus was not a man of war. He was a man of peace. I have locked down the Christian say this is Jesus but I don't see it there. Unless you say well, I've I haven't come to bring peace but
to bring war but it's a spiritual warfare that Christ was talking about. I have long time hold my peace. I've been still in refrain myself. Now I will cry like a travailing woman I will destroy about one I will lay with I will bring the blind by way that they knew not I will lead them in the past that they have not known the Arabs, I will make darkness light before the Odisha Manabu Namatjira. Nor to take them out of darkness into light and the crooked things make straight is karma. Sirata musta came they were on sera, sera wedge they were on a crooked path, he made it straight for them. And then they shall be turned back from their idolatry, they shall be greatly
ashamed that they trusted him idols. And they that they said to the idol images, you are our gods. Jesus came to monotheists he didn't come to when he came they were already believing in one God.
But here it says that this man will turn them back from their idolatry. Here Are you deaf and lucky by that you may see who is blind but my servant like are you going to call my servant blind? Like all these people that deny our profits while I sit down? Or deaf as my mentor that I sent my messengers deaf? who is blind to see that is perfect. An incentive comment? And blind is the Lord servant. Could Could the Lord servant be blind, seeing many things but that observe us not?
The Homayoun they have. So don't be they have eyes but they don't see with them. Don't identify as my own via opening the ears but they hear not. The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness say he will magnify the law and make it honorable.
Who among you will hearken so now in Genesis 2121 123. Now the Lord has said to Abraham, that was his name Avraham, before it was Abraham or Abraham, we also call him Abraham in one of the seven Gorod is Abraham, get the out of that country, and from thy kindred, and from my father's house unto a land that I will show thee, and I will make of thee a great nation, which is the great nation, and I will bless thee and make thy name great, and thou shall be a blessing, and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse at the nd shall all families of the earth be blessed. So then he says he's going to make a great nation and then he's going to bless those who bless you. So I
One of the leading
evangelical ministers in the United States and I said to him,
Minister, have you ever blessed Abraham? I'm just curious. And he said, I can't. I can't say that I have.
And I said, well, doesn't Genesis 12 say that God will bless those that bless Abraham. And he said, That's true. Maybe I did start doing it. And then I called one of the major rabbis who I know and I asked him, Do you have a prayer that blesses Abraham? He said, I can't recall one but there's probably one somewhere in the Talmud.
So my question is, who is that blessed nation that blesses Abraham?
Every single day, 17 times a day we say, Aloma Sunday I'll see the
earlier Brahim, in the budget Allahumma barik. Ala Muhammad Anwar Ali Mohammed comma Baraka Allah Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim in the cabinet Majid we call it sought after Ibrahim Mia it's the Abraham we don't call salata Muhammad dia.
Now in terms of the Christian
mentioning of our Prophet,
John 1415, through 16, this is Ibn s Haak. And if and he shall both mentioned this, this is the verse that they give. And they say that in sort of the south when Allah subhanho wa Taala says that Jesus said that he's going to give good news of a prophet
Yattaman badly is Muhammad, that he says this, If you love me, keep my commands, and I will ask the Father and He will give you another advocate so in the Greek Kago
errata So, tone Patera K are known directly Tom for my my New Testament Greeks rusty but
it's clearly says chi unknown. patter. Culleton unknown means another helper. The Christians interpret this as
the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit. But John says that Christ were baptized with the Holy Spirit. The Quran says the Holy Spirit was with Christ.
This has another para Culleton Philo says that perfectly tone is is an intercessor or an advocate
the name of our Prophet acquainted but 100 as Bayani his most prominent names Mohammed Ahmed Shafia Shafi Shafia, is literally paddock lay down. That's what it means. It means the intercessor and this is why Jesus on the Day of Judgment is the one that says he's the one that knows who the intercessor is. The other prophets don't meant they say go to the next prophet. So they have to go through all the problems but then when they get to Jesus, He says, Go to the intercessor I'm not the parakeet. It's, he's coming after me.
Paraclete advocate Shafia. There it is. It's enhanced ver
Shafia intercessor. Advocate, that's our Prophet, and he's also called Achmed to Shafia. Ahmed is the name that goes with sheffey because his name on the Day of Judgment is Ahmed. That's who he's called. On the Day of Judgment. Muhammad is His earthly name. Muhammad is his name on the day of judgment.
And then also when the advocate comes, who will I send to you from the Father of the Spirit of truth, who come He will testify about Me? So the Prophet sighs him told us to believe in Jesus so we believe in Jesus because he told us about him.
In Luke, it says that the Holy Ghost descended already in the shape of a dove, and a voice came from heaven and said that my beloved Son, we don't have a problem with that when you look at David was called a son of God. In the Old Testament, other Jewish prophets were called sons of God.
All Kulu como el Allah, the Prophet says the Salah is him said all of you are children of God.
So he's His beloved Son in the unwell please, all day to Anka.
I mean, that sounds like somebody who's over to somebody who's under
and then Allah says why you had no hope your kudos. We supported him with the Holy Spirit but or how could we believe in the Holy Spirit the prophesy centum when Hassan has been with Avid was saying his poetry The Prophet said Allama yedek Allah Houma yet who Bureau kudos Allah give him support from the Holy Spirit. So we believe in the Holy Spirit
We just don't believe it's part of God.
And then he says, John says that I will baptize you with the Holy Ghost with fire. Now, here's the most interesting one of all of them to me. When they came to John the Baptist, the Jews asked if he was the Messiah, he said, I'm not the Christ. I'm not the Messiah. I'm not the Christ. And then they said, Are you Ilias? Or Elijah? Because the Jews believe that Elijah comes and explains everything? And he said, I'm not Elijah. And then they said, Are you the Prophet? Oh, Prophet us? Are you the Prophet? And he answered, No. So
there's the Messiah, there's ileus. But then there's the Prophet. So who's Tao prophet? Well, if we look it up in the dictionary is Merriam Webster, definition of Prophet, one who utters divinely inspired revelation such as often capitalized, the writer of one of the prophetic books, be capitalized, one regarded by a group of followers as the final authority of Revealer, of God's will, Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah. And it's very interesting that it's right there in the dictionary, if somebody wants to look up the Prophet, are you the Prophet? So, I mean, that again, it's just salt is interesting. And I find that fascinating, that's there.
And then Jesus said to the Jewish people, the stone builders rejected the stone. The Lord has done this, it's marvelous. And therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God who will be taken away from you and be given to people who will produce its fruit. Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, anyone on whom it falls will be crushed. And when the chief priests and Pharisees heard Jesus parable, they knew he was talking about them. They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the Prophet held that he, the people held that he was a prophet. So he's talking about the cornerstone, they rejected the cornerstone.
Now obviously, that could refer to their rejection of Christ. But it's very interesting that the prophets Allah said I'm said in a hadith inaudible hottie in a method, one method and MBM A company committed to urogen vanadate and fastener who is Madho Illa MO The Albena 10 Min Zarya that the likeness of me and the previous prophets before you is the likeness of a man who built a beautiful house. All these religions are beautiful. They're all beautiful.
And there was only one cornerstone missing. And the people walked around for Jada nessa YotaPhone up, we add you Bonello they're amazed at this amazing house. Of all these truths that came to humanity. We have Toluna Hello, the Atari Lebanon if only the cornerstone was there. Then the prophesy Samson Anila Bina I'm the cornerstone and a Hot Man of the Year
huh? The Prophet sallallahu sallam said in the end Allah hemoglobin Behat him into being I am the seal of the messengers. We in Adam lemon Jedi don't feel pinata, he this was done when Adam was between water and earth was a Bureau can be overdramatic, let me tell you how this begins. That would be Ibrahim. This is began with the call the prayer of my father Abraham, one he prayed to
to God that Ishmael would be blessed and made into a great nation. And then he also said well that for him Rasulullah and bring them a messenger from themselves from the Arabs will be shout out to ISA and the good news of Jesus world your own me and the vision of my mother and Lottie era at Hina what the attorney she saw a vision when she's when she gave birth to me this is the day that she gave birth to him. She saw a vision and know how Raja minha neuron this light came out of her a BA at Lucha men who pursue sham this hadith struck me as so strange that it said
because of that light from her
the palaces of the Levant of Sham Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon will give light.
I just I thought that was just what does that mean for pseudo sham
and then it just this purely happened serendipitously? I opened a book when I was thinking about this, and this is what I opened to.
Michael the elder Jacob beit patriarch of Antioch writing in the latter half of the 12th century could approve the decision of his co religionists and see the hand of God the finger of God in the Arab conquest even after the
Eastern churches had experienced of five centuries of Muhammad and rule this was written by a Christian.
After recounting the prosecution's of Herrick leaders, he writes so this is from Michael the Elder, the Jacobite patriarch. This is why God the God of vengeance, who alone is all powerful and changes the empire of mortals as he will ut more common man Tasha, you give them authority mode command Tasha, you give to me to whom you please, giving it to him, so ever he will and uplifting the humble the holding the wickedness of the Romans, the Byzantines, the Christians, who throughout their Dominions cruelly plundered our churches, and our monasteries, and condemned US without pity. These were Orthodox Christians, what they were doing to the minority Christians of the Levant, brought
from the region of the South, the sons of Ishmael, to deliver us through them from the hands of the Romans. And if in truth, we have suffered some loss, because the Catholic churches that have been taken away from us and given to the Chelsea donation, remained in their possession for when the city is submitted to the Arabs, they assigned to each domination, the churches which they found it to be in possession of, so they restored the stolen property to the church, they didn't take them as mosque. This is a this is a Christian testifying, and at that time, the great church of a Mesa and out of Iran had been taken away from us. Nevertheless, it was no slight advantage for us to be
delivered from the cruelty of the Romans, their wickedness, their wrath and cruel zeal against us, and to find ourselves of peace.
The palace, the rulers of Syria, because of the light of Muhammad, restored justice to these poor persecuted Christians.
In conclusion, I really want to emphasize
that we have to respect
just all of these
because our prophets, Allah Islam,
he came to teach us tolerance
and respect in an Behati, when the Jewish man and they were they were at odds at that time, when the Jewish man
was being led to the graveyard.
And the Prophet saw it.
He stood up
and they said, Tom, it's a Jew, a messenger of God.
And he said, our later NAFSA
isn't it a soul?
Going back to its Lord.
This place is confusing. And all of these religions have given this incredible solace to people. And even though we believe our religion is a final religion, that it abrogates This is our conviction. But we also recognize that
not everybody sees the clear and convincing proof that you or I might see.
And so we have to respect people where they're at. We have to wish good for them. The Jewish people are our children of Prophets.
Do you think their fathers would like to see them astray?
They have an incredible religion. They have an amazing tradition. The Hindus have an amazing religion. They have an amazing tradition. It fulfills their intellectuals.
The Buddhists have an incredible religion. They're all amazing and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says,
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with one another and virtue is amazing. No other book that I know of has this teaching.
be virtuous, compete in virtue. Don't let a superlinear tournament do any lead don't even curse idols of the idol worshipers and if I've ever done that, may Allah forgive me? Don't ever curse idols of the idol worshippers face Subala Tomb Raider and and then Allah says Kinetica Xenon equally met and hammered home. We have made every community
appear what they're doing to be good. Allah says that and he intended for all these peoples to be on this earth and we have to live together. So Boucher Ravana Masha Islam in Helena mineral nit rockin and rollin heading me lemma da Allah who died in aliotta at the Hebrew economic rosary cannot accommodate me. We have good news oh people of submission of Islam. We have the Providence we have a rockin a pillar that can never be destroyed. When our Lord called our color to his obedience by calling him a chroma Rasul we became this dignified nation amongst the nation's only if we follow what he taught us, if we don't condemn hire omitted learners. Here's the conditions to be the best
OMA, you enjoin, good you forbid vice you believe in God and had the other dispensations believe it would have been better for them. Min home minimum minimum amongst them are believers walk around with fast on it sounds like the human condition. Among them are believers, but many of them are fasciae clone are almost like that now too. So putting quantum Bono love it to be only if you love God, follow me. God will love you. He will forgive your sins. He's the Forgiving, the Merciful. One of the things that people don't know is that in the tomb of our beloved over it, it says, Oh, this is written in calligraphy and whoever put this It's amazing that they put this
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each of you will act according to your way for a book, and a movie man who does Avira and your Lord knows who is the most guided.
And that if you look in the commentaries, they say
these other religions are following their Shakeela we have our Shakira, let's leave it defer it to the Day of Judgment when Allah says he will clarify about that which you are deferring.
Let's rejoice in our Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam rejoice in all of these other amazing traditions, respect them, and treat them genuinely with respect with care with concern. This is our way this is the way of our Prophet he cared about humanity. All of humanity, quantum chromatin Aquilegia Lin NAS, you were brought forth for all of humanity. We shouldn't be selfish. We should be like our Prophet SAW licen him. He had no selfishness in him. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Baraka, Allah fuchal We've been blessed with a turn of college 100 This is your college we're building it for the Muslims all of us are transitioning through. I'm the age that the prophesy Sam left this
world. The Prophet said Mr. Almighty My Venus to Tina was vain. I know that I'm not going to be around here for much longer this is the Son of God couldn't have said that at the moment. But we're building it so that others don't have to build it after us. So help us build a really strong institution. The prototype SNM said 12,000 Muslims will not be defeated for lack of numbers. So we're hoping to get to 12,000 got close moving towards 3000 Now, we have 70 full time students, we have beautiful faculty, we have a beautiful campus. We're back on site.
Amazing things are being done with all the women our new hobbies, the state of the art studio. So this is really exciting. We're literally building an incredible studio. So we're going to be doing really really broadcast quality things. We also have a permaculture program sustainable garden for the community to actually grow our own food teach people how to grow food
the Victory Garden we're going to people are going to need to know how to grow food. We have bees we just got our first batch of honey we're hoping to get more so eventually we're going to be selling say two and a honey inshallah beautiful salads and fruits that we're eating from this the day gratis from God. This is the beauty of the earth. God if you do the effort plant the seeds. God gives you this both spiritually and materially. You have to plant the seeds, you have to water them and harvest them and you get the role.
Words of it.
We're hoping to start this book up soon read and rise up for our car, the Heidi 12,000 Strong book club, we're going to begin with how to read a book. And so inshallah you will all say count me in to help us we're really helping hoping for this and I want to thank you No, we, we I was in, I was visiting chef Abdullah bin via, who wrote a beautiful poem. And shall I'll do that another time, because I haven't gotten it into the English. So I'm happy with but he wrote a beautiful poem for the molded
and, but it was amazing to be with him. So I the time needed to do this thing that CDs mouse stayed up all night last night, helping me and Doctor, I said Torstein, between treating patients also was helping this. And I also want to thank Dr. Olea, Ty, who really should have given this talk because he's a much greater scholar of this material than I am. But
he also helped me with some of the Hebrew
but I just Alhamdulillah it's a very beautiful thing to just be a Muslim and to love our prophets a lot is to them and to know about him and and, you know, we hope that our Omar wakes up and just starts behaving closer to the behavior of our prophets ice and he was the mercy to all the worlds to animals to the environment. There was a rock in Mecca that he said every time he passed by it said Saddam it come to him and he said, I know where it is right now. Even the rocks loved our profit. People can laugh at these things. That's fine. The it says the those who disbelieve that, yes, hold on a minute, lithium ammo Del Mar a scarf and market those who believe Jesus said, you know, the
people of the world are going to hate you because you're not of the world. So it's part of being a believer is that you just have to deal with the fact that people aren't, you know, they're going to think it's ridiculous. But I don't know, it seems pretty powerful that all these prophets came, they gave the same message, you're going to be accountable, you're going to be raised up on the Day of Judgment. It's all over the world. It's all over the world. And, as I'll conclude with
just one of my favorite poems, the world is not conclusion. A species stands beyond invisible as music, but positive as sound. It tackles and it beckons and it baffles philosophy don't know. And through riddle at the last city a city must go to guess it puzzles scholars to gain it. Men have borne contempt of generations and crucifixion shown. Faith slips and laughs and rallies, blushes, if any see plucks at a twig of evidence and ask Amanda way, much gesture from the pulpits strong how the New Year's roll. Narcotics cannot steal the tooth that nibbles at this at the soul. There's a beautiful poem about just
belief that we're always going to have that.
That thing nibbling at our soul until we until we have faith and belief and understanding. And many people will pluck it twigs of evidence. Maybe even some people will say that's what I'm doing here. I don't feel like it. But we should be humble and and just recognize that Allah is telling us wait till the Day of Judgment. I'm going to explain all these differences. So Alhamdulillah that were of this Oma. We were once amazing. The whole world wanted to be like us, even the Europeans wanted to be like us. The Indians, they were turbans because they saw our turbans, the Chinese were amazed by us, the whole world was amazed by the Muslims. But we fallen on hard times. But despite that, the
prophesy Sam when he was in the hand up,
and when I feel alone said he's talking about the palaces of Persia, because when he when they struck the rock, he saw the palaces of Syria and Persia given to him, and they were in the hunt up about to be annihilated by 30,000, of the coronation their allies.
And they said he's talking about the palaces of Syria. And so we're in the handbook right now. So we should just recognize it. This is the ups and downs of dunya if it was all good, everybody want to be a Muslim. So, but humbly that we grow, and people come and people embrace this faith, despite ourselves very often despite the Muslims. So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada bless all of you on this plus a day Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina, Muhammad Toba. Could you be with
that I'm Daniel Shiva. Yeah. When ordered up sorry, what do you have?
Put our washing up that you have an annual sock you send them to steamer Subhana decarb Dr. Satya Milesi phone was set on a Muslim would hum to the dialogue anatomy
Sara Mariko Murata lawyer or Barakatuh alanda salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Manuela Alhamdulillah. I want to thank everybody who joined us tonight for participating in this celebration of our prophets, Allah Islam as we close out the month of Ramadan. Oh, well, the month that he was born in Salalah alayhi wa sallam, and there were there were a few questions that were sent. So I wanted to answer a couple of these questions. Shala one of them in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, to follow the religion of Abraham, who was neither Jew nor Christian, what was his religion? And how is it connected to the, to the Prophet Muhammad and the other prophets
religion? So all of the prophets are Muslims.
Islam is the religion in the DNA and the law of Islam, that the religion with God is Elisa Nam. So every religion that came came as a form of Islam. And so
on the one hand, it's a state of being which means submitted to God. But on the other hand, it's a it's a Shediac of the time and the place. So, the Tawheed is always the same. The basic truths of the religion are always the same. But the Shariah differ the the Shara in the minhang edge, the actual
Sharia or the law that's given and then the dimin Hajj of the people the way that they're meant to follow that law. So Ibrahim Ali Sena mechanic, Ibrahima yahoodi. And what else are any racking Kana? Hanifa Muslimah on my Canon mineral Sherkin. So this verse in in early Emraan, says that Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian, but he was true in faith Hanif so the Hanif is the one that is on this
submission to Allah Subhana widin. And that's why the kunafa there were people like possible Sarita was somebody that the proposal I sent him said would be raised up an OMA, he died before the prophets Allah is him could deliver the message to him, but possible Secada who some say is the first person to ever say I'm a bad in Arabic, he was from the ERD tribe and yet, and he used to give hookipa sermons at the SU souk are called and the Prophet x. Actually salaam ism saw him give a sermon so possible to say there was a Hanif also the prophesy CEMs cousin Watarrka, who Khadija took him to and told him this is the the now moves, which is meaning nomos, the Greek nomos, the law,
this is the Nemos this is the way that's come. So he was also a Hanif. So there were these Hanifah that were on the peninsula, and they they follow the way of Ibrahim the Milla, Ibrahimi. So that's the Prophet saw him said to Bill Hanafi, to somehow I was sent with this Hanafi way, this tolerant,
generous, Hanif way, and it's called Le Salam, the religion of submission to God. And so we believe that our prophesy ism abrogated the previous dispensations, but they were forms of Islam, that their enemies tended to call them by these names like Christianity, the original Christians were called Naza Marines. They were people from Nosara. So in the Quran, they're called Nosara.
Judaism is from Judah. So the founder is not Judah, he was the son of Jacob. He's one of the 12 sons, he was a brother of Joseph. And he was given the scepter because Joseph did not have his children didn't live so that the line pass through Judah from Jacob to Judah. So Isaac, and then Jacob and then Judah and then on. But the religion of Jacob is the religion of Isaac, which is the religion of Abraham, which is Islam and Islam. And so all of the previous true world religions, the ones we know, and the ones we don't know, and many of our scholars did think that these previous dispensations were true religions and I and I think there's compelling evidence to make that case.
But if the Quran doesn't mention them, we can't
make an article of faith but nonetheless, we have to respect them and on
them. So that's the way of our prophets Eliza is the way of Abraham. And
and this this Hanif religion, did the pagan Arabs know and expect that the final prophet was coming. Some of them did because the Jewish community was in Yathrib. So they actually were expecting a prophet, the one that's mentioned as, as that prophets, the old prophet was in in the New Testament, that Prophet when they asked John the Baptist, Are You the Messiah? He said, No, Are you Elijah? He said, No. And then he said, Are you that Prophet, so they were waiting for this prophet to come. So there were Jews in Medina, and it was at the time called Yathrib. And they were expecting the prophets of ICM to come. But they did not think he would be an Arab. So when he came, some of them
accepted him, but the majority rejected him because the rabbi's couldn't accept that it was from the arrows. But this is the promise that is my job would be made into a great nation. And then somebody asked also, how can we use the predictions of the prophets of light, he said, I'm in other religious scriptures, to improve how we relate to the people of those faiths? Well, I think the most important thing is that we we, we see that these face are our beautiful face, that should definitely not be denigrated by Muslims, that they, they they should be respected by Muslims. And I think if Muslims were more respectful to other faiths, I think people would be more respectful to our faith, there's
always going to be fanatics in every religion. Unfortunately, this is just the nature of human beings. But the vast majority of Muslims historically
understood this, that we don't denigrate other people's face, the Quran clearly says not to even denigrate the idols of the people, even though we don't believe in idols. And we would not want to see the prolific proliferation of idols in the world. Nonetheless, people have a right to I was just with a professor from Malaysia, and he was talking about how the Hindus and the Buddhists live in Malaysia, and they're, they're respected and treated well, in Malaysia, they don't, people will go and they'll see why is there a Hindu temple in Malaysia? Well, because that's our religion. It's it's a tolerant religion, it's a Hanafi to somehow it's a tolerant religion. I mean, obviously, the
prophet size and purify the Arabian Peninsula have idols and there shouldn't be idols on them. But the majority of scholars, they differ on what the actual Peninsula is, most actually say it's the hijas itself. It's Tehama, Mecca and Medina, and that whole area, the other parts of the peninsula, there's difference of opinion about that. But we should, nonetheless, just respect the governments that we live under. This is part of our tradition and our religion. In America, we have the luxury of being able to criticize our government in some places, that luxury is not afforded for whatever reasons, sometimes oppressive sometimes to maintain public order. But nonetheless, we're told to
respect the people in authority, unless they compel us to do something that's haram. And then, just I think, finally,
there's ample opportunity to share our religion with others. I think it would be unhelpful to be antagonistic with people or to try to beat them in some kind of debate or prove that we're the right religion. I think sharing the religion with others is is a much healthier way, not so much trying to point out the flaws in their books.
Because then they'll try to find things in our books. And you can find many things in the Islamic tradition that are problematic, not I wouldn't say in the Koran, or in in the sound, Hadith and things like that. But there are problems in the tradition, and people will focus on those things, if you take Urbanus hop, the seer of even SAP. There are many, many problems with the Sierra have in his heart, but he was not a Mohammed death, he was collecting all the stories. And so there's stories that are clearly fabricated. They're stories that are completely incongruent with the nature of the Prophet slicin That we know. But people use those stories. And they'll point out oh, you
know, they poked out the eyes of these people and things like that. And we know the prophesy, Sam did not torture people. And He prohibited torture. So that's, but those stories you will find them in, in, in our tradition, and people try to pull them out and extrapolate them and say, Oh, this is Islam. It's not Islam. So that's very important. I wanted two things to conclude. One was I spoke with my teacher, Chef, Robin Beja. Earlier today, and he wanted me to share this with people and I've mentioned before because I first heard it from him. But
in these latter days
We're in and I think all of us can understand the meaning of that nobody knows the hour except ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Even the prophesy Sam deferred it to God when Gibreel asked him when when is the hour so, but in our tradition,
ima there's something called Bella automatic or the Elana Emma Mata related certain things without isnaad But he only took from Thika so mo Matic is noted for only taking from people that he absolutely trusted. So there are certain things that are related that that have what's called hakama Rafa in the most letterheads of the Hadith, it means that they have the the legal judgment of being from the prophesy center, even though the Senate has some kind of indicate that there's some kind of
break in the chain. So in my Matic or the lawn relates that
men automatic porpoise, Sara, is she dead? Her art?
So he said one of the signs of the end of time or the latter days or the nearing of the last hour, is that the globe warms up. So
and in another rewire which, even cathedra relates in his Tafseer, the mathematical of Elon who said I heard somewhere to understand that Dennett ish did the Albula or the NASS which did the Hubble shrimps that when the hour is drawing near, grave tribulations will afflict humanity and the end and the heat of the sun will increase. So,
you know, we have to understand that whatever time Allah chooses to put us in, we have to embrace it.
We hope that we're not the last people that the prophesy Sam said, how will you be when you're amongst the leftovers of humanity? They'll not make us from Huth, Allah, from the leftovers after the banquet is over, there's always leftovers, that that the beggars come to eat. So he, as people as as we, near this
closing of the Human Project, we have to understand that things will get difficult. And one of the reasons why the prophets Isom left us with all this wisdom, one of the reasons why all the prophets mentioned our Prophet is so that our faith would be maintained. So we all have to just hold strong, recognize that we have a providential Lord, and He will always make a way out for the people of Taqwa. If we adhere to taqwa, Inshallah, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada OMYA tequila, Allahu Maharaja, like he will always give you an exit strategy, he will always give you a way out of whatever difficulties you find yourselves in. So there's a lot of tribulation, a lot of difficulties many families going
through really difficult times. I had a call from lady the other day who was so distraught about a situation she was in and I just felt a lot of compassion for because she was dealing with one of these issues that many people are dealing with, in these trying times. So you have to stay strong. You have a pillar in the prophets, Eliza them that is Rokinon Herrmann, Haddam he will never be destroyed, as long as you can cling to the sunnah of our Prophet slicin And then God is always there, God is always there. And his door is always open to the one who knocks it will be open. So so it's just important to maintain that connection with Allah subhana wa Tada and just call on your
Lord because Allah is real. These things are all real agenda to help we're not all have the properties to say all these things. They're real. Allah is real Allah is there. And then I also would request do as for any sick Muslims, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada give them healing. I had my dear brother, Dr. Rhonda just went through a really, really difficult surgery, but it was amazing. The facilitation that the doctors had, and may Allah give him a complete healing, I hope everybody says I mean, may Allah subhana wa Tada, bless his family. He's one of the people that really support the Muslims and he's done so much good and he's a surgeon himself. So he's done just countless giving
people back their eyes through his ophthalmology and but dear brothers May Allah subhanaw taala just increase him. We have many brothers and sisters around the world that are going through really grave tribulations our refugee crisis. May Allah make it easy for all of them. Our prophets lie Selim cared about people. He chose to live as a poor person in order to console the poverty and his OMA that he knew would be in his Oma. He chose to live that way. He lived like a poor person. And and and he was the richest of men in every way. He was the richest of men and he could if he wanted, he would have had mountains of gold, but the
Gold he chose was the gold of, of the knowledge of God and of revelation and all of these things that are,
are the birthright of every human being that accepts their Lord. Then they will get all of these gifts that come with the Prophetic teachings that our prophets left us and our beloved Prophet Muhammad. So may Allah subhana wa Tada inshallah increase all of you elevate you, I want to again thank the supporters of zaytuna College I want to thank especially my brother, CD, Harun sellers, he was up late last night and early in the morning, preparing this again doing the editing and things and also CDs mindedness, another just just really, really tireless worker, for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, may Allah bless them and let him be in all the people at zaytuna that have helped do
the work that we're doing. May Allah subhanaw taala increase all of you elevate you elevate this beautiful religion? May we restore esand This religion? May we restore the beauty of Islam that others might see the light that shines forth? And May May the mountains have a firearm.
Rejoice until the end of time until they're obliterated with all the mountains of the dunya may they rejoice in the in the fact that the beloved walked amongst their byways and pathways and sha Allah and may the doorbell MBR that sheds a lot of color the
show to all of us through his incredible work on the Sierra made durable MBR be restored that beautiful path that all the prophets took to visit Mecca. Every Prophet set out from Mecca, either physically or in some other way, but they all visited Mecca. So alhamdulillah and many of the prophets wrote the Buraq. But none wrote it like our Prophet sallallahu Sallam So may Allah subhana wa Jalla Jalla make us people of Sunnah of the Quran and of the beauty of this faith am in Iran was Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh