The Struggle of Muslims In The West
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Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Illa Hala al Amin OB Hina stirring, all of a sudden you want to sell him or her Tamil MBA your Imam in mousseline Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine along Mira salah, Illa Masha Allah Who Salah one Tata Geralyn has either she salah or via zero Allah to our sin Waterman bill here will be canister in we thank Allah horrible is that he will Jalil for having gathered us here once again and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the mela ICA and to cause his mercy and his Sakina to descend upon us and to raise us with the MBR I think you know, Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with them, I
a shadow Allah, Allah Allah Allah wa ash hadoo nm or handmaiden Abdullah, who are a Zulu, I bear witness that there is no God worthy of worship except for Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the last and final messenger, his servant, and His messenger. This is the shahada, that we all abide by that we all stand by that some of us said in order to enter into the religion of Islam, and we all know this, but what we don't think of sometimes is what it entails Exactly. What does it mean to say a huddle Allah Ilaha illa Allah, what does it mean to say that I bear witness that there is no God worthy of worship? Except for Allah azza wa jal is that you will Jalan except
for the one who made me and created me, fashioned me brought me into existence, he is the one that I will worship, he is the one that I will turn to he is the one that I will beg off, he is the one that I am connected to constantly because I submit to Him Rumble is that you will Jellal it means that you are in total and complete submission, slavery to the one who made you believe that you will general Allahu Akbar. And this is why we find that sometimes when the non Muslims or the people of other faiths see us praying and putting our heads for heads on the ground, they find it strange. They look at us and say what's wrong with this person? How can he put his forehead which is a very
honorable thing on the ground, the ground is dirty. He shouldn't be doing this humiliating himself but what they don't realize is that every prostration that is made to any other being besides Allah Akbar is that you will Jalon is humiliation. But the prostration made to rubble is that you will Jalon is an elevation It is an honor. It is a point of pride that we actually hold in our hearts, Allahu Akbar. If you realize this, you will come to realize that I don't need anybody besides Allah subhanho wa Taala in my life, so as Muslims, we render our lives to Allah Allah is that he will Jalil and this is why the ayah says what do you even know Salah T one oh Seung Ki wanna hear Yahweh
mana Attili learn your benign I mean say indeed my life What do Sookie and my rituals were mahiya wanna Marathi and my salah and my living and my death are for Allah Lord of the worlds are bullies that you will. So Islam gave us purpose and that purpose is to get to know Allah subhanho wa Taala to get to know orrible is that you will Jalan and to worship him. What does Allah subhanahu Attallah say? Allah, Allah the follow up Asana wetty Allah we let the follow up answer the US and now at you I mean, I'll be Mitteilungen yet Tennessee
Allah Allah, Nisha in Cody, Allah created the seven heavens and from the earth seven just like them. And between these His commandment comes down. Why was all of this done? Why was the heavens created and why were the earth created? Why? So that you know that Allah is Able to do anything and everything. So Allah subhanahu wa taala created these for us to get to know his quality for us to get to know him. What is he capable of? To get to know Allah? Allah believes that he will general on the other hand
we have those who disbelieve in Allah subhanho wa taala. Those who don't acknowledge Him, those who have no faith in their hearts in the manner that we have faith. We have those who actually believe that they are here. But they don't believe that they came here through a being They just arrived on Earth. The atheist, those who have denounced Allah subhanho wa taala. They live a life perhaps of purpose. But what is the purpose when it is a lowly purpose of this dunya it's to come be born into this world, build of the dunya enjoy, live, do whatever you want, as long as you're not harming another person. It's okay, build up a huge home business life, everything and then at the end, what?
Leave this world? Where are you going? We don't know. So we're not going to believe yet if you had to tell these people that this cup that is here right now. I tell you, nobody filled it up with water. It never came. It was not made or manufactured in a factory. It just came put itself together and it came on to this table. Here it is.
They will tell you you are absurd. There's something wrong with you. You need mental help. Yet, when you tell them that, are you then saying that the universe, everything that is out there, the galaxies, the mountains, the rivers, the the land, and everything that is out there just came into existence? They say yes, it makes perfect sense.
It makes perfect sense. So the cup makes no sense. The cup makes no sense. Somebody had to make it for it to be here. Somebody had to fill it up with water for it to be here. But the entire universe makes sense that it came about by itself. Allahu Akbar. What about the weather patterns? What about in sand? And what is within him? What about his respiratory system and his blood system that circulates and his reproductive system and how all of these work in conjunction with each other? No, they just came about like that. Allahu Akbar. So they just believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala they refuse to accept Allah subhanho wa Taala as the Lord. Now, the reality is that if you look at them,
they have a certain God, what is that God, thy God is their desire. And what does Allah subhanho wa Taala say about this god? Why is the God they desire? Why do we say this? Because they are saying unto Hormel until you are free so long as you do not harm others do whatever you want. If you're not harming someone you are free so when they feel like eating they eat whatever they want however they want when they want to go somewhere do something they do whatever they want however they want so what is that their God is telling them eat now so they eat they God is telling them go to the bathroom now so they go if God is telling them engage in Haram relations so they do it why because
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Allah subhanho wa Taala gave it to them. If you ask them who told you to become an atheist? What do they say? They will tell you that we want to do it ourselves. It's of our own free choice. They're proud of it. So they chose it for themselves. So Allah has guided them, Allah then took them astray. And Allah subhanahu Attallah says that then there is no guide after that, who is going to guide them if Allah subhanahu wa taala chose to misguide them. Why have I chosen to juxtapose these
Do against each other, put them next to each other faith, belief Tauheed oneness in Allah Allah believes that he will Jarrell and atheism because in reality, we are living in a secular society, in a society that by and large, doesn't believe in Allah subhanho wa taala. So that faith of ours is now being affected, that faith of ours is now being harmed in some way, shape or form by us interacting and trying to integrate into society. What happens we slowly but surely give up our dean, we slowly but surely give up our faith. And we're not saying don't integrate, don't tolerate, you must integrate, you must tolerate but so long as that does not mean that you give up your
principles. If you are tolerating by giving up your principles. Then what you are doing is you are joining them you are not tolerating, tolerating means to say I am on my Deen. I am on my deen and you are on your deen, I am in my faith and you are on your faith. There is a clear line between us. And what is that line al Islam? Unfortunately, today we have many youth looking out of the house of Al Islam. If you look at Islam as a house with boundaries, they're looking through the window and saying, Wow, look at those people look at the life that they have and what they are doing and what they are engaged in. So they want that. Yet if you go and ask those people are you happy? One simple
question. Are you happy? Do you feel like you fulfilled the purpose of your life? They don't have the answers to it. They don't have the answers to Allah Allah believes that he will Jelena tells us
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and the one who turns away from the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala he will have a constricted life he will suffer in this world he will go through problems in this world. And why because he has no mechanism of dealing with those problems. He has no mechanism of facing there is no point if I've been affected by something today. What is the point of my suffering? If all I'm going to do is live in this world and die and go away to nothing to dust, so there's no purpose there's no need to live? There's actually no point of living and the reason why I chose to start with certain verses Allahu Bucha is that you will Jenelle tells us about the Munna Philippine, those
who are hypocrites. When they meet the hypocrites they say that we are with you when they meet them. Whenever the kuffar the disbelievers. They say we are with you and when they believe when they meet the believers they say we are with you. And Allah subhanahu wa taala gives the example method room cavatelli lady still Tada now fella
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on your own. They example is like the one who has built a fire, kindled a fire, he likes that fire, it's beautiful. It's making light for himself and he can move with that light. But fire has two qualities. Fire has the quality of giving of illumination, and via also has the quality of giving off heat. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, As soon as it is bright for them, Allah subhanahu wa taala takes away the light. And what does that do? They remain with the fire. It's still burning, it's still hurting, but the light is gone. So they are completely blind, deaf and dumb, so they will never return. What happens to us, we go about our day to day tasks. And we find ourselves inching
away from Allah who believes that you will we find that we go into the marketplace you go into your business place and you find yourself inching away from Allah subhanho wa Taala and then you come back to the masjid and you feel alive. You feel like you've been rejuvenated. You feel like you've been given another lease of life. Why? Because you are in
ageing with the purpose of your creation, but I'd like to give you glad tidings. What are these glad tidings? the glad tidings are that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told a companion 1400 years ago or more, he told him that don't worry, this man came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says that nataka hum Hangzhou Allah or you into Abu Bakr, Siddiq, Radi Allahu Anhu and he says, 100 Allah has become a hypocrite Hiya, Abubaker so Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu tells him, don't worry, what is the problem? He says that you know, when I am with my family, I feel far away from Allah subhanho wa taala. And when I go to the masjid, then I feel happy, and I feel good. And I
see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I feel connected. But when I'm with my family and away from Allah subhanho wa Taala and away from the Masjid. I feel like I'm losing my faith. I'm losing my Eman. So they both go to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they complain to say, this is what we're feeling. This is what happens to us. When we're with you. We're happy and we're in the zone so to speak, and then we go home and we're far away from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada we feel distant. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells them that
if you were to continue on the condition that you were with me at all times, then the mullah Iike would have greeted you openly. Why? Because you are angels. You don't do any wrong. But while our kin satin was but there is an hour for you to be in the masjid. There is an hour for you to rejuvenate your Eman and believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and then there is an hour where you will play with your family and look after your children and enjoy and of this dunya there is nothing wrong with that so long as it is halal. So what we find with ourselves is not only is it halal but we find ourselves going into that which is haram. That which is wrong. And this is where the problem
comes Rasulullah salAllahu alayhi wa sallam told us clearly in Valhalla, the union or in Al haram or the Union or the inner Houma Mora Musa Bihar to lie Allah Munna cathedral minuteness. Indeed, halal is clear and Haram is clear. And between them there is a gray area that many people do not know, Thurman work if he Shubo hottie water I feel haram. So the one who falls into these gray areas, he falls into doubt he falls into that which causes the doubt in the heart he has fallen into haram. Kira, he holds on to you she could and young taffy, like the person who has grazed a flock or a flock of sheep. He takes them to graze, you know the shepherd when he goes into the field. And he
takes them to graze his flock of sheep. And he comes close to the boundary, usually called Amir taffy, he gets very close to putting it into the wrong side over the boundary to graze his sheep over the boundary. What happens with us, we go out to the workplace, and we interact with those who don't believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala we're talking to them, they become our mates, they become our friends. And then at the end of the day, they're going to the pub. So what do they say to us? Come let's go to the bar. Let's go and have a drink and you start to become sad that you cannot join them. And you start to question why you can't just go and have a cranberry juice there. Why you
can't just go and talk to them they don't drink anything. So it becomes difficult for you and then eventually you give him and you say it doesn't matter. Let me just go and drink some cranberry juice. Well Allah He that is a gray area and you will end up with the bottle in your hand and you will end up an alcoholic just like them. So when it comes to halal and haram say that is haram I can't do that. I have the guts to tell them. This is my religion. This is my faith and I won't compromise it for anybody. I believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala I please him before I please you I love you yes because you are the person that I work with but I love Allah subhanho wa Taala more. I
have no problem with you in terms of this dunya you want to do it you do it but don't influence me to do it. If you really am truly one goodness for me, do whatever you want. Leave me to do what I want. Stand up and what will that do one day when you stand before Allah Habilis that you will gel and you will be able to tell Allah subhana wa Tada. I stood up and I said that I will not do this because it displeases you all Allah, it's there in your scale of good deeds. What we do is we forget, we forget that this world can end in one split
It moment, the only thing connecting you to your family, your business, your life in this dunya is the breath that you take that stops and harass it's over. Where do you go? You go to Allah Allah Boulez, he will gelar when are you going? The question is, When are you going? None of us knows. So how can we then compromise that which is for Allah subhanahu Attallah. For that which is of this dunya a short few moments in which they will be displeased with you, which they will be angry with you. This man doesn't want to be part of us our culture, if they really understood they would respect you. And do you know what, when you stand up for your principles, they will eventually
admire you. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a man comes to market with Mocha Rama and he is first beginning his Dawa.
And this man was well known to treat the mentally ill to treat those who are having whispers etc. So he asked them he said that, you know, I heard there is a man that is claiming such and such. They said yes, he is here. This is his name. His name is Muhammad. This is what he's doing. So he went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he says, Yeah, Mohammed, what is it that you are claiming? So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam begins in Al Hamdulillah Hina Hamid who want to start you know who understand federal or narrow do bIllahi min jewelry and fusina was a TR Molina May the Hill who Fela medulla or my yo Lim fella ha de Allah. And the man says, what, what did you just say? And
he says, Say it again. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam repeats and then the man asks him he says repeat it once more, I need to hear this. And he says it again. And he says wala he this is not the word of a madman, Wallah, he this is not the word of a sorcerer of Allah he this is not the word of a fortune teller. I have heard the words of the fortune tellers, and I will tell you that this word has reached the last part of the ocean where the devils and the jinn. I can tell you that this is not so sorry. I had to Allah era in Allah wa she had to under Mohammed Abdullah Rasool, he believed in Allah subhanho wa taala. And that Muhammad was the final and last messenger. What we
forget, is that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was persecuted himself. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was stoned because he believed in Allah subhanho wa taala. And he called to the Oneness of Allah horrible is that he will tell us what has happened is we've become weak in our faith. Why? Simply because we want to appease those who work with us, we want to appease those whom we interact with. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood alone went to PA if was pelted stone, blood clogged up his shoes, yet he carried on and he called out to Allah subhanho wa Taala he was alone. He was one man he started alone. So don't forget that is learn began as something strange,
worse, they are all do very bad karma VEDA for to ballyhoura that Islam began as something strange, and it will return to being something strange, so glad tidings to those who are strange, you wear your hijab, glad tidings to you, you got a beard and a thought when you walk around in the streets, glad tidings to you. The very same laws that protect those out there to wear whatever they want to walk around naked, should be protecting you to wear your hijab, and to carry on as a Muslim, to have a turban and to wear a scarf. So what I'm a Muslim and I'm proud to be a Muslim and I want to give up an inch of my cloth that Dawn's that covers me why? Because I'm proud to be a Muslim. I believe
in Allah subhanho wa Taala more than I believe in your system. I love Allah subhanahu wa taala more than I love you. And this is what we need. We need to strengthen ourselves, bolster ourselves, tell ourselves that we are strong, and we are how we are with the truth. It's about time that we put away and shoved away all of the other, you know, things that are creeping into Islam say what it is Islam is the truth. It's the reality, and we've accepted it. Why have you then come and persecuted us? Why have you then come and caused problems for us? Have we caused any problem in society? No. Have we come and has Islam been a reason for anything wrong going going on? No. So why are you then blaming
Islam? Yes, a Muslim may do something wrong. But Christians also do wrong things Jewish people also
do wrong things. Atheists also do wrong things. We're all the same in that sense. We all do wrong things at times. But nobody says the atheist is wrong because he just believes in God. It's his atheism that's making him do this. Nobody sits and says, Christians are bad, because it's the Christianity that is making them do this. Nobody says the Jews are bad, because it's their Judaism that's making them do this, and rightfully so. So then why is it different with the Muslims?
Allahu Akbar, you see the double standards that we have. So go out there and be proud to be a Muslim, don't give up your faith, even one inch, you know, one of the things or a few of the things that can actually help us to navigate our lives in the correct manner in the West. One is social media. We find ourselves going through reels after reels clip, after clip, tick tock after tick tock. And what's happening on there. Not only are there non Muslims out there doing the wrong thing, not only are the people of other faiths doing the wrong thing, they are people off Islam, Muslims that are doing the wrong thing. So what happens, we are going through this again and again and
again. And we begin to become accustomed to that type of lifestyle. We want to engage in what they are doing, we feel attracted to what they are doing yet, in reality, if you ask a person, what is your social media? What is the percentage of your social media in comparison to the rest of your life, he will probably say one or 2%. So the picture that you saw is not actually his entire life. It's just a small pixel of his life. What are you doing? You're sitting and comparing your life and saying, You know what, I've got a miserable life. Why? Because that person is driving a Ferrari and Lamborghini and this person is dancing in the nightclub. And that one's doing this and that one's
doing that. Yet in reality, that's just a small pixel of their lives. Ask them do you not suffer from problems? Do you not have anxiety? Do you not have psychological problems? Do you not have mental problems? They say yes, we've also got problems. We've also got difficulties we also have challenges. So what happens social media is bombarding our brains. Netflix is bombarding our brains with that which we are seeing of the West, what they do, and then we want to be part of that. Now the reality is the only way the only way if you are doing this is to get off social media altogether. It's difficult. Yes, it is very difficult. But for some time, give yourself a
sabbatical. Give yourself some time where you won't engage with social media and I promised you Allah He thought Oh Allah, if you think you are not addicted, spent two weeks without Tiktok spend two weeks without Instagrams when two weeks or three days even forget about two weeks, three days without Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, and all of these apps. And what you will come to realize is that I'm truly and wholly addicted to these apps. You know, what your finger the next time you open up your phone? What's your finger? Where does it go first? Does it go to the folder in which there is Quran? Does it go on to the app that says 15 that says Quran li that says this? And I'm not
advertising for them? You know, before someone says, Hey, maybe he's getting a bit of money from it. No, I'm not advertising for them. But it is a good app.
So 13 Quran Lee, is it going there? Oh, is your finger going on to Instagram and Facebook? We are addicted every time we open up our phones. We need to see how many likes did I get? How many shares did I get? What happened and all of us are guilty of this. So what's happening with social media is it's influencing our lives in a big way. And then we have pornography addiction. So there is pornography out there that people are engaging in and what happens is you are watching a sexual act between two adults. What is happening is you are not engaged in that but you are watching that and being stimulated. And I say this because it is a problem. Those of the uncles who believe that it is
too young for your children to know about this, you need to talk to them in a manner that is close to their age, in a way that they can understand that this is haram This is bad. Why? Because they are being exposed to this Wallah he in my country in Zimbabwe and this is a country that you don't consider Western. You don't consider Western. They found children in school committing sexual acts. Allahu Akbar, children as young as 789 years old, committing sexual acts on each other. Why why? Where did they learn this from? They learned this from
monography they learned this from that which is on the phone, you ask them, a friend of mine showed me a clip and this was what they were doing. So I tried to do it. Allahu Akbar, you think pornography is not affecting the children it is talk to your children open up the topic with them. It is important. It is not for me to open up that topic. It is not for me to talk to them. And this is why I'm not going in depth. But you need to go home and talk to your siblings, talk to your parents, talk to those who are out there and ask them you will be surprised how much your children know, you will be surprised how much your children know what's happening. These things are affecting
us. It's deforming our souls. It's changing us because you become addicted very quickly. Music.
Music is another thing. Why do we engage with music? I know, I know. There's an opinion that allows for it. And I know there's an opinion that allows for that, which is only music without any bad words, etc. But let's look at the mainstream. Oh majority of the scholars have said that music is haram? Why do we engage with it when we have the Quran, when we can bring India our children's hearts to the Quran and bring them closer to the word of Allah subhanho wa taala. So this is something that we really should actually think about. Lastly, I'd like to talk about one more thing in sha Allah are two more things,
the abuse that goes on in these societies, as Muslims, we spoke about it and we said that Islam began as something strange, and it will return to being something strange, so glad tidings to those who are strange. So be a stranger and be proud to be strange. And
I'd like to address the issue of the burning of the Quran. We had an individual that went out there and burnt the Quran. Apparently, this is not the first time that he did it. I think that the best approach and I may be wrong, I'm saying this, you have your scholars out there. I think that the best approach is to go out there and do Dawa. Go out there and be proud to be a Muslim, go out there and say I am a Muslim and I don't care. I'm proud to be a Muslim. That is the response. You see what happens is we go out there and we protest, and we become angry with them and we become violent and this is the wrong approach. What happens is you Yes, you may protest peacefully, you may tell them
that look, this is wrong. This is bad. We don't want you to do this. But in reality, the best approach is to go and be kind to that person to go in fact, bility here accent give him a Quran another one. If he burns him, give him give burns it give him a fourth one, give him a fifth one and the sixth one and keep giving the Quran until he realizes your message. What did Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do to those in Makkah who were persecuting him. He didn't come and say, You know what? I'm going to fight them because it wasn't the time to fight. He couldn't stand up to them. So what did he do? He kept going on with his Dawa. He kept calling people to Islam. He kept passing the
message on to them. And we remember those who drew caricatures of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What happened? Some of them actually became Muslims. Some of them became Muslims. You remember the Danish cartoons that were there some years back? There was a man that actually eventually became a Muslim believer in Allah subhanho wa taala. Why was this because the Muslims went out and beat him up was this because the Muslims went and said, You know what, we're going to finish you know, they were kind to him in return. And as a result, he realized that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the only one worthy of worship. So this is something that really and truly, it hurts our
heart when we see people, you know, denigrating the Quran, definitely it hurts our heart because that's the word of our maker.
It hurts us but what is the response? That is what I'd like to approach remember?
Allah subhanahu Attallah says, you read on any autofeed Allah Hebei FYI you Him belong
to menorah while I will carry healthcare for your own. They want to extinguish the light of Allah subhanahu wa taala with their mouths and Allah subhanahu Attallah refuses except for it to be completed for his nor and his light to be completed. Well, I will carry healthcare for your own even those, even though those who disbelieve dislike it and they don't want it. Lastly, insha Allah I'd like to end off with an idea where it will bring about an understanding as to what power these people hold. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, fellow hula you come to your Medini Telrad your own
Go to Saudi I mean, that if you are not to be returned to Allah subhanho wa Taala if you are not to be returned to your maker and to the last day and you won't have to answer for your deeds, then when the person is dying, and you see the breath coming out of his soul out of his body, the soul is coming out of his body, then take that soul and put it back into his body.
Take that soul and put it back into his body, you claim you are powerful, you claim you are mighty, you claim you understand you claim that you know, you claim that you really and truly have power take that soul put it back into his body. Who are you oh in son? Who are you when son Allahu Akbar. When you read this, if it makes your hands your hairs stand on end, you realize that Allah or bull is that you are Gera? Is the one in control. And Allah horrible is that he will Jalon will actually push his Deen forward with or without us. We need to make that choice. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make us Muslim and keep us Muslim in and keep us with the shahada on our lips such that when we die,
we are uttering it. I mean, WA sallahu wa Salam o Baraka, Alana b&m Hamid, what are the early he was of the LGMA