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Analysing the Lives of the Prophets 33_ Shuayb Part 4 by Shaykh Hasan Ali
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salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
reflect your brothers and sisters, welcome to another session of srivalli Sarah Sarah.
And when analyzing the Prophet sallahu wa Salatu, salam, and tribal shallotte salam was a prophet of Messiah, he had great,
great eloquent tongue, he was also given great wealth. And he was also one whom Allah has blessed with being a person of justice, a person with great wisdom, a person that was balanced, and a person who had a lot of hikmah a lot of wisdom and also him which was forbearance. See together all these things together in people is quite a rare thing to see. And we should follow these profits in these things. So not only having the knowledge, but also having the wisdom and only having the wisdom, but also showing forbearance where it's needed. So in the last session, we talked about how
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he showed, he told me one common example for you and was given me wells, and I'm not putting her on. And on this point, I want to say one thing, which is that Allah has left no excuse on the earth for people
to move away from Allah among the dead doesn't say,
you know, I'm gonna choose.
Allah definitely sees what I mean by that is, if a person says,
tell me this. If a person says, Well, I couldn't practice Islam.
I was a Muslim, but I couldn't practice Islam. Why not?
Because it was too difficult in the college university, you know,
it was too difficult. I mean, how am I supposed to just pray, in the middle of this time, that I've got this particular you know, all these people around me, and we're just supposed to get up and walk off and gone pray and come back to my lesson? How am I supposed to just do that? If this person was to say that, and you see that Allah has created certain individuals who go from pray, come back, when it's time to pray the golf and pray, I mean, of course, we're not saying every time it comes to go, you know, you look at your timetable, you can look at the time etc. But if it comes to, for example, So ultimately, where you shouldn't delay it,
then the person who's in the lesson, they can take permission. I mean, I was at university, and I told the teacher beforehand, you know, this certain prayer that is coming, I have to pray it on time. And you will notice that I will walk out the lesson,
as quietly as I can, for five minutes. And I'll pray just outside somewhere, I'll come back in.
This was me telling a non Muslim teacher, my University, University of London Institute of Education. And humbly, you know what, I got a lot of respect for it.
I have a lot of respect for it. Because she not only gave me permission, she announced to the class, that if you don't mind, we've got a Muslim there who is practicing religion and he's going to pray. So don't mind that he will just walk out, come back in everyone was fine. I didn't even expect him to make an announcement. But check denounced the class so that they were aware of why I'm leaving why I'm coming back every lesson which is really good.
The same teacher when it came to Ramadan time, I need to open my fast I told
if you don't mind the back, when it comes to this particular time, I'll be just nibbling something at the back but I don't need to find it. Because I'm past him all day. She announced it to the lesson that we want to present fasting. So he'll be sitting in the back but he will take something out to read at this particular time. The same teacher when it came to Hodge needed to go to Hydra said you need to go off and find pilgrimage religiously, I think is when you want to make your new one to do and practice your religion. There are loads of people practicing their religion and they're in university and they're in college and they're at work and they're everywhere else. Now if
you go to the day of judgment and say, allows too difficult for me
The biggest thing you're going to face is that Allah will say, Well, he was there, he was there, she was there, so and so's there. They're all around you. And they will pray, they will fasting they will practice meaning they will keeping the eyes down, they will do some searches, I think what you said you got left.
And that's why Shabbat shalom Salaam, being a man who Allah blessed with money, Allah blessed with good money, he was a he was a good rich, and he wasn't super rich. Either the prophets were super rich was 11. And so that's, that's just the probably the only one you will find, but, and most profitable, poor, but travelers are the most rich. And you know, I told you last year and
88 of tsunami 11 allegation briskman Hassan allegan good, abundant wealth. But that abundance of all that he had, he did not use in a corrupt way. So he was prime example amongst his people how to use their money how to make business without being corrupt without going too hard on so if they turn on the Dave doesn't say, Look, he was difficult for everyone else was doing it and everyone just, you know how Allah we were a middle of a marketplace, you know, how can you not do it because everyone else is cutting, cutting, cutting. So we have to escape from situation. So if we didn't do it, then we would be lost out, we wouldn't make the bargain, we wouldn't be able to pay our bills, we
wouldn't be able to be with the rest of you know what everyone else is doing. Allah will say watch the fish, right.
And so let's
look at the believers that follow Try
not to slip. Now she's LED.
So from this, what I want to say is that any person in any part of the world, you look at who come up with this series, oh, and finally deliver that it goes on
to people who are not who are practicing.
This year, you see the fasting is going to be in the middle of June, I mean, basically is going to hit the longest day of the year.
June the 21st, normally the longest day of the year. So from a few years back, there's been this debate going on about Muslims in the West, and these are Muslims talking about Muslims in the West need to, you know, the days of fasting is too long. So you Oh, you know, you have your so who'd like to in the morning, and then you have to break your fast, maybe 930 or something is too long. Therefore we should cut it. And we should all open up after seven in the evening.
I don't know if you guys heard this. It's been the debates been picking up? Yeah. And the first thing that goes through your head is that you know, the Muslims that were here in the in the 80s and the 70s beginning realities, they face the same thing that we're facing right now, long, long. As I in fact, I know when I was young, those long fasts. And this was the June time that two man hamdulillah the Muslims who fasted that time they fasted,
they will cut the hours down. And today today in the West, most Muslims who are fasting, they are fasting all these hours and Allah makes it easy for them to fast. So there's no need to start cutting it. Okay, if he gets very difficult weighs like, a 22 hour fast or something, you know, certain countries and so on. They're all over the countryside. But what I want to say to you is that you know, these excuses bringing excuses. Allah has kept amongst so many people like if a sister can find finds it difficult to wear a hijab, or do something else allows plenty of sisters to show that she's got no excuse and the dead doesn't doesn't matter what situation you're in, Allah will show
you that there is there are pious people around. And I've met in my travels, they in the midst of corrupted places of financial like no tribalism was in the midst of a city that was corrupted. I've met all these people in the midst of corruption
in my travels, and alas kept them as an example. And Pete, you know, the ones are corrupted, they refer to them and say, you know, what, if you if you want to find an honest businessman go to him, and they know his name, all of the corrupted ones know his name. They know who he is. They know his name. They know he's honest. They know he don't do the Hanky Panky that they do. And the thing is that it's in their face that there's an honest man who's doing business, and they can be like him, but they just don't want to be lucky. And there's many reasons for that. Some of the reasons we've gone through and some others we're going to go through now.
Now, that was one thing. Another thing is that
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feminized alum was facing his people saying, Well, you know, you you've only got this same thing happened with new Helene salatu salam so I'm not going to dwell too much on it. We know how they sound they said you know, we only can see you got a few followers. And the same thing they said
to I think, Saleh Li serasa but you know what says you won't get a few people
And a little majority is on this side now this majority game and minority game in the truth doesn't work
this majority minority doesn't work you could be on the minority side but you could be on the truth you know sometimes Muslims use this argument and say that Oh, we've got the biggest the fastest growing religion in the whole of the world. Yeah, you'd come and join us because we're the fastest growing religion in the world. Yeah.
Don't use that argument.
Why now? Because if you won't play the majority game today the majority of what's the what's the main the biggest religion or the biggest, largest followers of any religion?
What is a Christian will notice half the world are Christians
three 3 billion or other Christians whether they follow the faith or don't follow the faith but they're Christians.
So Muslims are 1.6 million now if you if you use this game about majority and minority backfire
backfire and this fastest growing religion Well, you know, it's like common the fastest growing sports today is Well done guys. Football
so what will start become football fanatic because everyone else is doing some football. I'm not saying anything bad about football. Okay. And as some of you staring at me right now, gay, Jeffrey Dahmer Giamatti? Yeah.
I'm not saying it, but there's fast he's got a lot of things this past is growing liberalism across the world, liberalism and being liberal and liberal democracy is a fastest growing thing across the governments of the world today. What does that mean that we all join liberal democracy, we will join liberalism, we'll join all these theories. And tomorrow, it might be another form of democracy, or we're going to be part of the fastest growing thing. No, I'm sorry.
That shouldn't be an argument. The argument is about truth and falsehood. truth can be sometimes with a few individuals. And that's what the Quran proves. And that's when Srinivasan says when chiropody for two min Koo Amma nobility
is a group of people from among you mean from you? Who are you who are objecting my message, a group of you have believed in the message that I've been sent or for either to let you know. And there's a group of people who haven't believed. Now just because they haven't believed there's all group of you majority of you haven't believed in my message. And and what the enemies were doing is that they were using an argument to say, Look, you're in a minority, you're cornered, you haven't got much on your side, you haven't got much power. So they're using these tactical games to try and weaken the belief of tribalism and his followers. And this is something that happened has happened from that
time to today that these weakening tactics take place, shoulders long such if you really want to find out who's on the truth fuss. Miro Hector Yakumo La Habana Toluca today, look at tomorrow. If you judge by today, you could say that we're in the wrong you're in the right because you've got the majority, you've got the power, you've got the money, you've got the numbers, in everything go your way, we're in the minority, we are weak, we haven't got the numbers, we haven't got the money, we haven't got the powers and so on. So you're going to conclude that where we are the ones on bartylla, non-fossil, he said, hospital had a lot of pain, if you really want to see wait till Allah
token comes unless command comes on the earth, and then you find out. That's when you find out who's on the truth and who's not on the truth, when Allah decides to wipe out a generation because they will or a whole nation because they were you know,
they were denying the messages message and they were unfulfilled, and they were corrupted. And so on an Indian you see who gets who gets najat who gets salvation and you see who gets who gets punishment. That's what he said. That's the real argument. So number one safety is this is that, you know, some people play this game about even with sectarianism. They play this game that no one on our side is not about that.
And sometimes people might reverse the argument I say to you that the truth could be with the minority. Some people say yeah, see? truth always with the minority who see numbers.
Some people reverse the coin problem just because you're in the minority doesn't mean you're in the truth.
doesn't mean anything, minority majority followers, few follows many doesn't mean anything. Don't play the numbers game. That's what we're learning from here. The numbers game does not mean anything what means something is the truth and falsehood. A truth and falsehood doesn't go with numbers. If truth and falsehood went with numbers, then when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam was the only person to receive what he how many are in in this whole faith of the how many believe in the Quran when Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was in the
Okay, how many believe in the foreign tongue?
How many? One there's only one or two is that Mohamed Salah Lhasa when he came down and then told her to the Aloha, she accepted the faith, how many believe in the religion to those two against about a good few 1000s of just maca and the whole rest of the world. And then when the next day, I will walk out with the alarm leaves and earlier the alarm and they have believed there's only five and then they bring another five, the next day is only 10. And then for another
for another five years, they only have 40 followers.
Up till the time of tomorrow the alarm had about 40 followers
play the numbers game, well, let's look at a numbers game. And then you find that the individuals for another another seven years, or five years or odd, yeah, only goes to a 78 individuals in total. So from 40 to 78. This is 10 years of his mission. This is the truth for 10 years been propagated. And if you don't play the numbers, game go for 10 years, they've only got 100 people less than 100 people, then Medina comes along and they start to you know, accept Islam. How many of you got in another three years? This is 13 years in the whole mission? How many of you got you've only got a couple of 102 to 300?
With the whole of the answer is joining that's all you got
a 13 years of mission, then you come to Rasulullah sallallahu. Now another figure which is who they be who they be so this is another five years added on five to six or john so the whole mission now total so far has been 19 years. One nine years. Professor Lawson is propagating Islam hammondsport follows NZ god 1400 1400 19 years of 1400 people. Okay, the numbers game, when you say this, if you play the numbers game said Why is this? Is that? Is that what it is? But then you see another two years time. So there's not 21 years of the mission. It took two years time, a lot takes the number from 1500 to 10,000.
Good figure 10,000 thing Whoa, okay now, because some prominence still is nothing compared to the whole of the world 10,000 compared to how the world of that time is nothing, then you give another 2002 years. So it's not 23 years of the mission. Now Rasulullah sallallahu has got 100,000 followers. So the point is, what do we know it's going to be tomorrow? If Muslims shrink and Muslims increase? We don't use that as an excuse to say or as a reason to say you know what you believe is or you others should believe us? Look at us look at a number. Look how many we got Nononono Rajiv, we don't use that. Because like I said to you, the Christians have got more numbers than us to start
They've got more numbers to start off with. Right? Allahu Allah, Allah messengers revelator Rossum says, Abraham is the best of judges. Now go to the next verse.
Number 88, of pseudo number seven
carnal mela Latina stackable women call me those people who have the hierarchy members of societies who have the Society of tribalism, who were who became arrogant, who are arrogant from his people. So he's told his people there are certain members who were the elite members, they used to be those who could who control others with their sayings. Now, a lot of these if you want to know the analysis of this are discussed in in Nuala salons part. So you'd have to go to the videos and you have to see about the mela, what is holding upsetted Mala. Now, I've also talked about a stick about about kibber and arrogance and so on. I talked about it under either Malaysia or Sarah and have
talked about it on the new horizon. So I'm not going to go into that. But what they said to him is, instead of region Acharya Sri Sri,
we will, we will definitely throw you out of this city, I will throw you out. Now this was a dire threat. Because surely Salam is not like, he's the prime example. He's got believers, they're not moving from him, to them love back again. And now you know, he is the soul. He is a sore thumb in this in this society, because wherever he goes, people know him as a really good person. And people start to say bad things about the corrupted dealers, the dealers in the financial dealings, he will say bad things about them. So he's the host of sore thumb. He's given them a bad name.
So they said we're going to throw you out. One ladina Amano mark, even all those people who believe in you and your message, we're going to throw all of you out of the city.
I will let our old female Latina, you've got a choice. If you don't want to be thrown out. And you don't want your followers to be thrown out of the city. You've got a choice the choices that you leave your message and you all come
Back to our ways, meaning that all your followers have to convert back to our whole Deen of worshipping these gods and doing what we do and the ways that we had before because every time somebody every time somebody believes in Shabbat shalom Salaam, they leave their past life they stop, they stop dealing in, you know in ways that are unlawful, and they become good righteous people. So the same become like a second, I'll show you what I saw some, of course, he never worshipped any gods in his life. He wasn't corrupted ever in his life. But what they meant by this that all of your your followers, and even you sure I want all of you to stop all of this and come
back to our ways and become like us.
Shareholders as Ron, he replies, and he says, our law could not carry him. Are you going to? Are you going to force us forces now to convert or to be exiled from the city?
Even though we dislike the fact that we want to go down this
false is not something that should be used, whether it's against a religion or for a religion. This is about Islam Islam, law ikura happy there is no law set in the Holy Quran. In surah, Baqarah. And number 256. There is no compulsion there is no force in this game. What that means is that if you're giving Dawa, first let's talk about believers and people who have faith, we don't force anyone, whether it's not family members to come into the religion, we don't put extreme pressure on someone that they have to follow. It's a wrongful thing to do and people make this mistake again and again. I know sure. But I said I was saying that, you know, are you forcing us so it's the other way
around, but I need to talk about it from this interest and I'll talk about the other Okay, all others forcing us to move away from obeah
people get like parents sometimes breakthrough
there's a way of lovingly making your child love Islam and follow Islam and be an obedient Muslim and as a way of using brutal force, or using a sharp tongue or a strong hand to make them come towards Islam. And what happens is that no child a child if he sees a you know, an iron fist a child sees a you know, a leaf or tongue a child who will become religious Don't get me wrong. child will become religious you become a Muslim, a good Muslim. read the Koran listen to papa don't say anything to mama Ola because the Iron Fist oh man
you know under neath his tongue gonna smack me you know like kill me venom poison or who? I'm gonna do anything you know? Yes, Papa. No, papa, three bucks. Oh, Papa.
We know what happens when that kid grows to a certain age. When he can take home the force of his father,
the Iron Fist of his father.
Some guy named this nabela
your son Ghanaian sisters gone now.
Your son got tongue now gets to a certain age. When those kids walk away from religion. They don't sometimes come back to 40 years later.
3040 years later, these kids might come back to religion, but many of them who have been forced whether it's in a household whether it's in a madrasa whether it's in a system or a culture whether it's anyway you use the kind of pressure force to make someone come to religion with any force with anyone being forced to do anything they rebel is the human nature to rebel whether it's for the good reason bad reason, they might even later on appreciate the religion they they were given. But you know what if you use that kind of Iron Fist approach, and some of these children may not come back to religion for many years later, that's parents and children sometimes husbands become forceful on
and the same scenario happens you know the wives young wife consenting husband strong husband's forceful Now give me this give me this.
And then years go by and then there comes a time when the husband starts to get weak he's having pills now you know,
has become 69 I'm saying taking some pills now. He wants to the musty then he sometimes thinks I'm gonna make it back home, you know. Would medical more meet me on the street somewhere?
That time? Yeah. His wife. A lot of these guys. You know, the wife, they might the wife. She was probably 10 years younger. Sometimes 15 years younger, and then the woman Yeah, she's 45 she's 50. Yeah.
I'm saying she's just getting warmed up. Now. You know, you're on pills. You're on your way out.
She uses her tongue now all Brava. Fufufu, that guy is in an oven in his house.
And he can't do anything, because he ain't got the strength. He hasn't got the strength, he just has to sit there and just take the bathroom.
For us force is going to come back. That's my point, use force, I use butel. To use something that is, you know, that is unlike to that degree people, it's going to come back. Now this is with what this is with a parent to a child to from husband to wife, and sometimes wife, husband, whatever, you know, there's all different combinations. You can use force. But let's look at it from another perspective, which is, use a system, a system forces the people to do a certain thing. Like you know, I'm gonna be straight up with you. If you have a shadier system, where the shadow system just makes everyone Do you know your practice system. Last year, we got Islam here, everybody is praying
Allahu Akbar, use force to make people do that without them having the love of Islam inside. The moment your government breaks up. The people will rebel against that religion. And we've seen it, we've seen it. And the Taliban were in power.
When the moment the Taliban had I mean, another lot of wrong things happen from the enemy's side of
one thing I just want to look at, which is the moment the Taliban lost the power. You saw men coming out. First thing they did is they shaved.
Men do some of these women, they took the jobs of some of these women, they came out man got freedom now. You know, I met I met a an Afghani, in Finsbury Park. And I had a word with him during those times the Taliban were in power. So this is going to be a 2000.
So I talked to I said, you go to Afghanistan, he said, Yes. I said, Tell me about the terminal about the
Taliban and so on.
So he said that, you know, things have changed, as they really mean, he said, when the Russians were fighting them, people open their doors, and they let the Taliban's come in and hide in their own homes, because they wanted to get back at the Russians. So everyone was united to get the Russians to divide the Russians. So people had all the doors open anytime a Taliban soldier wanted to come and hide in the house, and then go back out again, five people had the doors open for them. Because now things have changed. So what do you mean? He said, now that they're in power?
People don't want to open the doors to them. They don't want to come in. I said, why not? He said, because they've made this religion, their type of Sharia. They've made it very kind of intrusive, or what I mean, now, he hasn't given me all these words, but I'm trying to express to you what he said.
He said, because they want to come in and they want to see as in not in your house, but they want to kind of get into your face your life and see how much you are practicing the religion as he said, I think Give me an example. He said, okay, he said, I go to Afghanistan. When I go there, we're in my house. I've got a family party going on. It's a halaal everything's fine. We have just normal you know, normal doubt. You got people coming for food yet, with their select time comes and all the men are rushing out with also logical
thinking, Well, the only good thing right? I said no. So why not? He said, because you're rushing out for Salah because the Taliban commander in your Masjid has got a register in his hand.
Allahu Akbar Baba. can imagine Edmonton Masjid. You have one guy standing at the door. Got the register. You come okay. lubeck Ay, ay, ay ay ay ay who's not here for salah and if you're not here for Salah you want to do they embarrass you, they take you they shame you up, they grab to go to your house to grab you look outside, they look even here for this many salons. And so I'm not saying this was the whole of the Taliban, you know, you know, government is doing this but this was in his place. At least this one person was happening in his place. He said if you if you like, had a certain hairstyle that they didn't want then what they do they reimburse you bring in front of all
people and then shave your hair. shave your head in front of everyone. Now, you know, when you do those kinds of things. People hate you and they'll hate your religion. That's why Islam naturally has to glow from here for people to get into a Sharia mood. Right now, Honestly speaking, we haven't got that kind of mood across the world. Many of these countries we've got in any any Muslim country, you speak about any Muslim countries you've got, you've got the devout Muslims who want this kind of you know,
who want to want everyone to be practicing now that's fine. Then you've got the in betweens, then you've got the liberal Muslims, you know they and then you got the in between Muslims who want to come pajamas who want to practice what they practices, you know, outside of Juma, you've got all of them now you've got to live with all of them. You can't just brutally bring a cherry on top.
Have them and say everybody has to, you know, follow this rule. This is what's going to happen is eventually it's going to it's going to backfire. And so that's from a religious point of view. Now what about the other way around? schabel? I saw him he is saying no, you guys, as non believers of my faith, are you going to force me either out of the city? Are you going to force me to religion? What kind of thing is this? night? I don't know. What is this? So Hon, Allah, you know, this whole thing going on, you know, in Syria and Iraq at this moment? I don't even take all the names and all that. Yeah. It's very, it's very hot brother. Yeah, weather is very hot. It's cold, but very hot in
another sense, I want to say is that some of these people around there,
that's what they do, they using shear force to try and bring people to their way. And that doesn't work for religious people, it doesn't work and shouldn't happen. But for non religious people, it shouldn't happen as well. And I want to say to you, one thing is that, you know, just on this thing, you can see how many things are being placed played against what I said, awesome, he is now being threatened, or being exiled from his from his own town
is being threatened to be to be thrown out. And what I'm gonna say to you is that, you know, some people don't understand how many things how many types of pressures are out there.
One of the pressures that are out there is that you've got, you've got many, many different
quarters of people out there
who are using mind games against people, to bring them to a certain way of thinking, which is a non religious way of thinking, I'm not going to create for you black and white well, but what I'm saying is that this thing they said, they said, there's a look for you, you've only got a few followers
to constantly constantly batterer at a people constantly hammering people. What you're doing is you're creating ills amongst those people. And you're playing a very dirty game because you through your bullying, you want them to come to come the other way. So first thing he said what you're going to, you're going to force us then he gave a beautiful answer. So hammer in the next verse and number 89. And this is this is a beautiful answer, he replied. He said RDF Tara, Allah He Khadija
inordinately Mila taken by the international law.
Chevalier de la sala Elisa Lam said that imagine, okay, that we say we want to stay in this city. So we know we don't want to be exiled in the city or thrown out. We want to stay in the city. But we we move on to convert? Yeah, let's say suppose we all want to become like you. So we want to start worshipping all these gods and we want to become like, Okay, fine.
Suppose that was the case.
What does that mean about us preaching about allows the region for the last few years? Doesn't that mean? That we have now made a lot made ourselves look like liars? Because once you convert to, you're going to say, oh, firstly, we'll shake your hand very happy, then you will say, Oh, you know, these people, these people are the people for five years, for five years, 10 years, whatever. They were talking about all these religions, you
know, crazy man. 510 years, you know, the guy
who's got business, online business, all that kind of thing. Now he's gone back to normal again. It's he's now he's like us. Yeah. But for 510 years, he was a bit funny, you know? At first, he makes you look like a liar.
You lie for 510 years. You know, you're the believer who converted you live for 510 years. A second thing is, if they make you look like a liar,
then it makes the whole message look like a lie. And if the message is a lie, that means the one who sent the message is also a lie, and a fabrication.
So Subala how great of an answer he gave. Are you trying to tell us to leave these demons once we leave this Deen that means whatever we preached is false with an ally. And if it's a false word, that means the actual message is alive and that means that God is alive. That means the whole thing is fabricated. And it makes makes us look bad, but it makes a lot of bad. Now what do we learn from this superhero law? The big lesson which is we religious people have got a very big duty on this earth. What is that? That we are the ambassadors of Allah on this earth? We religious people are the ambassadors of Allah on this earth.
When we practice the religion, and we be good people with good o'clock and good character, and we are noble, we are trustworthy. We show generosity. We show mercy we show kindness we show love. We show you know, unity, we show
We haven't got greed. We haven't got arrogance. We're not, we're not racist. We're not, you know, people who divide others. We're not any of that. But we are gentle beings, we are lovely people to be around. When we do all those things, people look at us and they say, Man, what a beautiful religion.
What a man is a beautiful religion, what they're trying to say, What a beautiful core and what a beautiful Mohammed. And what a beautiful Allah unison. And when we Muslims, being the ones who are trying to be, you know, we're Muslims, take the Muslim name, and we were for the Muslim world when we fail.
And we display things that are not that good. So we display greed, or falsehood, lying, or backbiting, or accusations or, you know, doing things that are Haram, or we don't display the good qualities of generosity and mercy and all these good things of love and unity and all that we said, we get into this unity, and we get into rivalry and we get into, you know, bringing the dirty politics and religion and so on. People look at us, and they say what
religion is this? They don't look at us as people, they look at the religion, they blame Islam, they blame the poor, and they blame the sooner they'll blame our Prophet, they'll bring blame allies. So one of the things, you know, in the recent days that we've had with all this attention about on the Charlie Hebdo and all that, one of the things I'm not saying, Look, I'm not saying that this is the only thing because you know, I gave a whole talk on this right? One of the things I want to say is that, do you think if Muslims were that good today, if Muslims across the world, were that good today, you know, with the law, and with the good character life, we were that good? Do you think our
enemies would go that far to try and make so much abuse of Muslims and their profit? So the last big thing, so I don't think they would have gone so far, I think they would have been so many non Muslims coming to the deal, because of the way we are, but because of the way we are, and I'm not saying all of the Muslims, I'm saying, of course, because some amongst us are doing this others are hungry, like very good. So brother and sister he really practicing on hunger is good. But you know what? You see my point, my point is that we are the ambassadors of the earth. When we move away from the religion, then people accuse things about Allah, that is not true. And on the Day of Judgment,
there's going to be questioning so they say that live a life, live a life, that people who did not know Allah or God,
they did not know a law.
But they met you. And when they met you, because of you, they got to know Allah. And don't live a life with people who knew Allah Who knew God. But after they met you, they left quarterback to cold call
during son, so that's where we are. And that's what sure what I'm saying is that will be a massive blasphemy. And I want to say nothing is that some brothers and some sisters, they get excited and they become practicing which is very good. Yeah. But I want to say to young brothers and young sisters yet the dean is not something that we just come into and start getting very excited about the year year year on this on a Yeah, give it a good few years, brother before you start popping your head out and saying, you know, yeah, I was on the I was on this corruption and I came on this, you know, on this on this on this faith, and I'm okay now. mamora I'm giving Dawa, you know, you
know, okay, give me give it a few years brother. Yeah. Before you start boosting to everyone how great you are and how Allah gave you guidance. And I love both you over and how you saw the light and all of that. Okay, fine, brother, we understand your insha Allah May Allah give you persevere. But Allah give you protection. Allah will give you good guidance. And long term guard is good. Yeah. But give it a few years. You know why? The sound is brothers and sisters. They come in for two to three years, the backup,
a lot of innovation, but many of them as well. They come in and they stay. Now what I'm saying give it a few years because those of them that come in, become practicing Muslims and they go straight back out, you know, the friends, they get a license to say ha ha ha, do you see? That's what happened? You go through this phase for two to three years. hullabaloo? You gotta be excited about religion for two to three years. After that. Yeah, when you wake up, then you get back to life again. See? It's a phase that people go through. I suppose. It's a phase that people go and people start making assumptions that are Hodges that go to Hajj, they come back corrupted. Or they come
back and slowly they get back to the crowd, raise people's arms. You see. That's the meaning of religion. You go for Hajj. For two three weeks to three months you are you doing appraisal that slowly slowly, slowly go back to his old ways.
That's what, that's what religion is. But then these are people given a bit of a bad name. Now carry on with what tribalism say.
Well, Manya kulana. And now the fee in la de la hora buena, you are not the people to tell us what faith we turn to. Allah is the one who will tell us which direction we go in. And that's the big lesson here, which is, look, you are a people you are a nation, you are a home, you're you're a people we are part of your blood is our blood. Your culture? Is our culture, fine. We've been living in this city for the last 4050 years fine. And that Bond's us together that bond and the bond of religion, there's two different things. And this is a there's a great message in here. I'm willing to understand this and we get questioned this question they tell you is that I say, are you? Are you
British? First when you Muslim?
Why? Are you British first or Muslim?
I get these questions, do you? Yeah. When they split you from your nation, and your religion.
And it happens, they want to know what you're going to follow first. Now what we want to say this though, of course, we, we people who abide by the law of the country, that's fine. But there are you know, there are parts of our religion and belief that cannot be override overridden by just the fact that we share the same culture. Okay, you got to integrate, got multiculturalism, you got integrate, integrate doesn't mean that I start to go to the bar and start using
integrate doesn't mean that I get to that level where I give up my religious values. I'm integrated Colin who says, I speak your language.
And I can speak you better than yourself if I want to.
And I can put the accent on and make myself look like some kind of upper class person.
I'll leave that for another day.
You want to integrate? Yes, of course, we were integrating.
But that doesn't mean that you give up your values. That's what he's saying is that no, there's who where do I get my main direction, from mundane main direction from religion. And getting my direction on religion doesn't make me a sole person, the society, I'm a good person, I'm a good citizen, all my good characters come from the religion, not from my own morals.
See, the thing here is, you know, a lot of people, they get influenced by people, other people around them, and about either culture, or the norm, or the behaviors of the people or the nation, or the going trend, or it's the the government or the way they're governing people, or the liberal democracy or the democracy or the communism or whatever it is, and a lot of people will be affected by what's around them, how they're being governed, how people are moving along, they want to move along with them.
What Shavasana saying is that we don't take our light, our identity of who we are, primarily comes from the religion. And then yes, of course, we spill over and we will become part of the part of the culture, we are part of the culture. It's not i'm not saying that because of religion, we're going to reject culture, we're going to reject all this democracy. We won't read it. No, I'm not saying that. We can blend into any society. Now there are Muslims who have lived under communism, or Muslims have lived under harsh, harsh, you know, brutal governments that are Muslims or Ganga dictators that Muslims have lived under, you know, world wars and so on. But what we want to say to
you is that Islam, they stamp out of us, the religious part of us, that is something that direction of it, of where our faith goes, doesn't come from people who come from Atlanta come from the hour, we come from the book from the message, and then he says, What's your boo Nakula Shinola and 89 surah number seven, was he out of buena Kula.
Our Lord has got an expanded knowledge of everything, which means what? If we follow you people today, tomorrow, you're going to have another lifestyle, and another government, another set of people and you're going to another direction? your morals are made up of what an elite group amongst you or some of you do a fashion the trend, they're going, you know, get get going because there are a group of people who influence others and you go in a certain direction. And your moral compass starts to change and shift because of the you know, decades go by. Like let's just look in the last few decades. There's a big lesson here brothers, yeah. The
the thing of the world the thing of the 60s 60s was music and God enjoy yourself and do it the 70s were a bit of a depression in the
In the British Isles, because there was a recession. But nonetheless, it became the thing of look, have intercourse with whoever you want. That was the 70s. That was the 70s until 80s, the AIDS came. And when they came to all, oh, what I've been doing for a whole decade.
So when the moral compass said, you know, it's okay, yeah, sleep with who you like, their communities when this is this is I'm talking about it was provided over the societies asleep, how do you like how you like, whatever, there was no protective use of that. And they came up to the 80s. And the whole thing about AIDS was discovered. And
now you got to protect yourself not going to do this. Okay, fine. That was the 80s he was he is about 80s, again, was if you look in the EU, looking across all the other, you know, many things going on in terms of the music of this fine, fine. Yeah, 90s become technology. And then people get into the technological world, then the 2000s. And now, you know, the the 10s of coming, now we moving severely towards liberal democracy. So now the laws have become so much to protect certain communities.
And why is the room so that's what happened today. So the moral compass is again, moving in a certain direction in 50 years time, you could move the other way around? We don't know. So the whole, the whole thing is, where are our morals coming from? our morals are not set by a group of people. Our main morals are set by a religious message that makes us good people for all the people of the world for a good time to come until the day of judgment.
And yes, there are certain other morals we can make decision in but the primary moral moral axiom telling the truth, not lying,
being generous, not being greedy,
being people who are humbled not being arrogant, being people who have unity and share with others not being racist and divided and so on. So these moral compass that we've got, we have to you know, we get it from Allah Zelda. Then he says, Allahu taala cannot upon Allah, we depend Ravana manana is Shriver a surgeon.
manana avena tominaga hoppy with the hydral feather in our law, Oh my Lord, our Lord, I'm asking you to open up a way between us and our nation meaning that I will love this being a brilliant bad decision because now it's getting very tough now they've threatened to throw them out
with the truth of Allah open the truth between us one two hybrid fat to the best of and this is this thing he said, if that manana, there's this couple of meanings to this, one of them is that I would love to bring about a situation where the truth is absolutely clear for these people is open for them so that they can accept the truth. Another way is that our law helps us okay.
Then the people who are arrogant, they turn around on to the followers of shaver as soon as this is the next verse number 19. We're called Malala. vena cava una comida. Those people who are an elite part, or the Council of the group of people in the society, from among shrayber I salon salon who denied the message. They turn around and they said this now even about to Schreiber, new people, if you follow shamanist Natural Law, how soon you're going to be the losers, you're definitely going to lose. Now what did they mean by being losers? They meant two things, losers in terms of losing your whole culture, identity forefathers, whatever you have before and losers in the marketplace, we're
not going to trade with you. And I've already mentioned that to you before. Now the thing about this is that looks of Allah. When Allah mentioned about this elite group in number 88, Allah says, Allah said mela Latina stackable and then when he mentioned about the matron, he says Mullah Lena cuttle
that the people who denied the first one Allah says the people who became arrogant and the second one, Allah says the people who deny the message. Now what what Mufasa says, Is that because of arrogance, that's what led to denial, just the same as a police remember the story of the police. A police show, a stick bar first. He showed
he showed arrogance with a stacked bar Ah, what kind of you know caffeine because he was arrogant. That's what led him to disbelieve in in what Allah has of density. So arrogance is a is a thing inside of people that can make them leave no go to deny. Now go for or denial is not the worst part of them.
Cofer and denialism to work on part. The worst part about them is that they're arrogant. They see themselves as an upper upper level, you're below the better than you are
I feel better than you, you're nothing to me. I don't need to follow you who you are. Your color is different to my color, or your you know, your power of wealth is less than mine, or you You stink. Because you could carry it
could be anything, but it makes me feel terrible
makes me feel
you are lowly are high. And because of that situation inside, it leads to denial, not the other way around, not because they denied and then they become arrogant. No.
And that's that's a lesson in this is people who come into the religion of Islam. If they're arrogant, they come in the religion of snom they become practicing and then they start making classes of religion within Islam.
Is that making you know? So when I say to you that it happens to others you know, there are religious people because of them we shouldn't we shouldn't move away from the religion if people come to the religion bring dirty politics here become arrogant within the religion. That doesn't give us a reason to move away from religion. Now, this was all in Surah Ara, I've got about another 10 minutes with you.
In Surah Hood, there's another side to this conversation that is going on. So this is the 12th use of the Quran and shailendra salaam has mentioned here in Surah RAF in Surah Hoon and also in Surah Shara, which will refer to later on
so should I still I'm here in sort of who the ayah number 89 he says I'm 89 so who this relevant? Yeah, come on my people lie yejide mannequin shikakai and you see back who miss Roma are sobre como como como sada.
He said, Oh, my people might be let not your your split with me. You're absolutely not like this Chicago, the Chicago from Chicago means that you you have gone to complete opposite ends with a person. There is no way you're going to mix with this person, your vision, their vision is completely different. Your worldview there will be different, your way their way is different. And you've completely split off. There's no way I can mix with that with that other party. So federalism says let this split that you've got not tend to,
to do things and eventually, what happened to Holly Santa and his people what afflicted his people afflicts you, or what afflicted Hudler salons people without punishment afflicts you? And what happened with solubilized Rasul Allah is people afflicts you, and don't forget that the people of Nutella Salaam are not very far. They're not very far in terms of time. Now, Subhan Allah, what does this teach us? This teaches us that sometimes the people go away from the religion or don't come into the religion because of
the whole division.
And it's about, it's about which side you're on. So it's like, yeah, I'm with all these people. Why? Because we grew up together, we love each other, we trade with each other, we spend so much time together, our forefathers the same, they did the same things, we do the same things. It's a culture, we're in it, I was blown up into this, my whole clan is in this, you know, and I can't move out of this. Some people because of that division, they found which side they found themselves on, they can't mix with each other. And that becomes a serious problem. I want to say to you that somehow, like, for example, give you an example of Bangladesh,
Bangladesh, and it's not just about Bangladesh, this is same as Pakistan, same in many other countries.
You know, there's a division of
the madrasa students and the some of the university students, some university students are practicing or they at least have got a good you know, view on the mother systems. But some of these university students, they get taught education at a very high level
but they're also given a notion because of the split their follow on to the given a notion that they are, they are not to mix with the religious people. Because the religious people, other people will cause the problems
or they grow up with a trend and I'm not saying it's all universities. I'm not saying this all colleges out there. Please don't get me wrong here. Don't get me wrong. I'm saying some but it's a great thing. After
Finish low. After they finished university, they went in there in a way where they were kind of okay with religion. By the time they finished the university, they come out and they've got this very kind of secular type of mind, which is anti religious and anti religious type of mind. And that gets fed and breathe it into them slowly, because it's a culture you live in. And I want to tell you, brothers and sisters, please be careful. You know, if you're sending your son and daughter to university,
especially if they're not coming home every day, you're sending them to faraway place, you need to take responsibility of what may happen to them when they go into that culture.
I've met many young boys and girls who've either come straight into religion because the university or straight out of religion because
why because the company of friends this day, and let me tell you about one story about one university student who told me himself he said first unmarshal like this this kid I taught him I'm not going to give you his name. But this kid made enough total humbler for hundreds and hundreds but this is good. I taught him
and he was a good practicing child needs to pray his salon so on went to university faraway place, he only used to come back and visit his home his family after every four months or five, six months, right? So he goes to faraway place. And first when he got to university, it's a completely different culture shock to him because none of these guys are practicing in there. So first is praying first to do all this stuff, but then he gets into a you know, a university accommodation. And then he notices that they're all they're all of different from his way his lifestyle, his faith and all that right. So first, he's trying to keep all his stuff away from their stuff in the fridge as in the
same fridge you have to share it fine, but he's trying to tell them to put your bacon and other stuff away from my one Okay, fine, that's all happening. And then they have the parties and this and that but he doesn't make Same goes you know, goes goes well for you. And then after that slowly slowly he's alone she they're all having a party. You're alone in the room.
You're trying to read a book and the music's like making your bed shake.
so you know, you might not want to go there but you've been affected by this slowly, slowly what happens is that you go into secret there. You don't see them and slowly making friends with them and then you have a laugh with them. And then what happens is that he said this to me and I'm not making this up. He said certain nights there comes a Saturday night in the accommodation that the students are staying in because you don't want accommodation next another accommodation. Some of these girls will know. Just were simply just cover the top. Just about cover the bottom just about the rest of it all, you know, birthday suit. No betters you know, the birthday suit is the day your mom gave you
birth. Yeah, she's birthday suit except covering just a bit of the top and we're at the bottom, and they will run around naked ladies
in the accommodation. Now first you say Tova sofala you look down after a while you part of it. You everyone's having a laugh. It's just a laugh. It's nothing new. They say you know, it's nothing but a game driven. You get him pulled into it. And then he's made a girlfriend and then after that he's got deeper, deeper, deeper deeper into it. He lost his prayers, he lost his fasting. He lost a lot of things that was a part of his good religious life.
And then four years later, he comes out, you know what? He's even lost his religion.
He's questioning allies questioning the faith is questioning what is questioning, you know, he questioning a core part of the faith he was a practicing Muslim brother who was praying went into this for years there because you think about it for years of these people around you for years of them talking to you and then you're going to meet this person who tells you know, knocks your faith a bit here that person questions your faith that person says Be like as in the drinking, and he stopped drinking, he start you know, he lost his hair came back home after four years.
couldn't recognize who he was.
is not enough. Find out forget prayer is God beliefs that is questioning a law
called faith so she called me
so then I you know when I took some time to talk him out of all this hunger, lower concern, humbler? Laughter Well, at least his faith came back. At least he became Muslim.
And then we start working on him trying to do some prayers. But he was you know, when when you go
is quite hard to come back because you've been completely taken away by another group of people. So what I'm gonna say from this is shut up. When you find yourself on a complete different split another end. And it's really the people around you and who you stay amongst who you grow amongst, who you spend your time around, and how they have an effect on you.
When you find that sometimes you like I said to you about Bangladesh, some of these guys after coming out of university, they've lost the their moral compass towards tos religion.
They now hate some of these guys, not all of them. Some of these guys come out of university hate. mullahs, they hate people who are religious, they can't stand people beards, they can't stand because they've been given this notion that these people you know what, that they are the threat to the civilization they are these they're bad, they're backwards. They this they were the people who caused the government corruption is that all these things are fed and they grow up with this split.
And what I want to say from this is you know, that if there's a person out there who's found himself please question what influences the way you think. Please step back and say what makes me think the way I am if you're anti religious, if you're anti Islam, if you're anti this please step back and question yourself before you question on the day of doesn't
make it a