Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
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Allah illallah wa, the who lives
under Mohammed Abdullah, who will soon.
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And this morning,
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new challenges and conspiracy.
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This lecture actually
found the original schedule and actually a lecture
for women, for men
with the agenda
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Somehow, we hope also from the, from the lecture,
the lecture titled
Muslim women challenges and conspiracy.
And basically what I like to talk about
some of the hardships or some of the challenges that our Muslim women face.
And some of the movements that have begun
to try to change the Muslim woman from
that idea that Islam wants for her
two completely different sort of a person.
So, I would like to discuss a topic that has come up many times when I lectured to women.
And that is
the concept of challenge.
And the grandmother, did we
faced hardships, and how we should respond
to those hardships. I'd like to begin first of all by saying that
so people must understand the concept of Islam as being an easy religion.
in which Allah subhanaw taala says, For example,
beginning with hope,
that I must have heard that I have not created any hardship for your religion.
And somehow the voice in which I listened to the people
verses in the Koran
the obligations that are less than handle $1 has given us in the [???]tier
thing that I
best in the month of Ramadan is that in general effect these things are not hardships
the capability of the individual to perform and to do everything
not burning burning
to not actually burden us with anything
that is beyond our capability.
But these verses do not mean
they will not be challenges
or will not rise
in the deal
with Allah subhanho wa Taala will not put us
that is all aspects of the deal
with Allah subhana wa tada
we show our
data bar and by our response to these challenges
people think that they'll be left alone simply by saying we believe in them not been tested.
Now that is going to take this
is going to put us through situations
where we have to show our loyal to our loyalty to Allah subhanaw taala
will have to show our willingness to sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhana wa
test us through the different means to
example by putting us through
what we could call times of hardship
without you are lacking
and our material means
a lesson one data resistance and then we're in the same way that I let them handle a data test this
generation of Muslims
in order for us to show our image and our faith and all this data in order for our deeds to be approved first on the dam gentlemen
that Allah subhana wa tada for us do these things in we show by our deeds we show by our deeds are to paint and I was a panel dad and I believe in him.
And I really miss Tobin
brothers, man, oh god, it doesn't simply cut this
returns a hardship.
just the times of ease and pleasure
and how to handle it that it gives us lots of things gives us everything that we need in this union.
This is all
data to make sure that we use these things in the way that I wasn't handling data
as ordered us use them.
In fact, many of the automatic said the test of ease is much more difficult than the test to heart You
can't do much. You have to be patient. There's not much you can do many things.
For example, if you
know what you can do, be patient
opens the doors do for many things. If you want to buy something, if you want to do something, if you want to spend your time.
You have the chance
guy to test us
and drive us through the commands and the obligations and
provisions of the Sharia
law that commands us to do something
without a provision to do something, all of this is a kind of trial, or if that
was actually no correct English translation for the term for that. But all of it is the kind of
data for us to show that when we claim to be believers, we can prove it by iTunes. And I did that when we made the list of our data. We will not take one lesson. Have you told me to do this, I would have done it had you commanded me to do this, I would have done it. But in fact, the lesson handling data gave us the commands within our ability to perform those commands. And it
will be a free lesson for our army men on the agenda.
And what are those obligations?
What are those obligations is the willingness
to sacrifice for the sake of others and Hannah with dad.
It's part of our DNA that we should be willing to sacrifice for the sake of others. And with that, if God commands us to do something,
is difficult than the early sensor requires some effort on our part than we still are required to do it.
effort and sacrifice is not the same thing in the case of resistente. That was, the case of necessity is the exceptional case where you absolutely cannot perform what it is you're asked to perform
without a great deal of harm.
without losing one of the necessities that
seeks to preserve.
Sacrifice is an essential aspect of this deal.
Last Battle of data for example, the man, the believers, the big man to go visit or to attend the mosque,
that takes some sacrifice on their part.
When Allah subhana wa tada commanded the believer women
to dress for example, especially in this society to wear hijab and to behave islamically
then they have to be willing to sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhana wa sallam to perform that.
And perhaps the greatest.
The good example of one of the greatest example we can see that and because of the sacrifices how, when we are tempted by Allah subhana wa tada when we meet the challenge
in this world where we face the onslaught that Muslims are facing today,
at the same
time described, in which those people who are sticking to the deen and sticking to the web,
there are the word of Allah.
They are the ones who are very few in number. They're the ones who are considered different.
And it is during this time, especially when we have to meet lots of new challenges. And even then spirit is against Islam that we must remember that sacrificing for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada and being willing to sacrifice with equality
is an essential aspect of this religion.
This religion is an easy religion and therefore, if we face some hardship and means we don't have to face it, and we look for some excuse and some look
in the books
now, instead of the opposite, we have to realize that our lesson and without is giving us these challenges on purpose, and we have to respond to them in the proper way. Then they said to
the companions of the Hamlet,
they opened the doors to the Muslims, the immigrants from Mecca, and they sacrifice their lives.
For the sake of Islam.
They sacrifice their time to sacrifice their property.
And after Mecca after Mecca was conquered.
Some of them said to themselves that we have
sacrificed a lot during these times when now
and we have sacrificed our business and our farms now let us go back to our business and our farm
and take care of them another tip it came to their mind is dad sacrifice and now it's time to relax and you don't have to sacrifice with that when all lesson handling data reveal a verse which is
quite often misunderstood and misquoted,
which I love to handle without and then one before we sit
down, spend in the realm of love, and do not destroy yourself or catch yourself through ruin, by your own hand.
The meaning of this verse, as a way of playing that it will reveal concerning now
is that when you stop sacrificing, when you stop giving for the sake of Allah subhanho data when you stop the Jihad and the thing for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala you're actually destroying yourself.
by your own hand.
You're actually by your own geese. by your own lack of sacrifice, you're actually leading yourself to the punishment
aspect is that we must realize
that it is part of the deen
they were willing to sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada
and this is perfectly consistent with the fact that Allah subhana wa tada has given us no hardship,
union in this world.
We must be very careful about the way that we worship Allah.
as true believers, we must be careful that we do not worship Allah Subhana Allah data
and fulfill the deen
and popular fulfill His commands only when it is easy for us only when we like it and so on.
Some people unfortunately if Islam is they get some advantage from following them.
They get some better performance.
But as soon as there's anything difficult
for them and it's never
by anything in Islam, then they leave Islam or they act like they're about to leave Islam.
Allah subhanho wa Taala described the situation very
clearly in the Koran, when Allah subhana wa and that is his woman and
there are some people who worship Allah subhana wa tada as if they're on an edge
comes to them,
then they're very happy with the deal.
But if they are tested with any kind of fitna any kind of trial in the deen
then they turn away and they lose both this leg and the Europe.
And that is the greatest loss.
So we talk about challenges.
Things that we're going to have to face and
we have to remember
the facing challenges,
willingness to sacrifice for the sake of others,
willingness to do anything that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala. This is
Dean, back. This is a necessary aspect of the theme. And this is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the believers.
That when any challenge comes to them, they don't submit to that challenge. They don't look for any excuse not to face the downs.
But it's been realized that this is the challenge from Allah subhana wa Tada, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to see what is going to be their response. How are they going to act for the sake of others?
If we have the right or we have the two mm interface
and we have the correct notes, to understand what is happening this dunion what data wants from us.
And we have the pain or the certainty that we're going to meet with data
and that all of us are headed with data within
Then, when you have those things, then it becomes very easy
to spend the whole night just talking about the food challenges and so on. So
as I said earlier, this is by the way, mostly or was intended to be electric just for the room for our sisters.
If we don't get some of the challenges,
some of the difficulties some of the spirit is actually we can even say, facing the Muslim women of today.
We see her
basically comes from two sources.
And I want to stress the second source.
But the more we talk first about the
source of the the external challenges,
there is challenges that are coming from the
coming from people outside of the realm of Islam.
What I want to talk about first,
on a general scale,
in many places on the planet, I don't have to be with them until I these are all very clear
to everyone that
there will never be pleased with Islam,
that they have in their hearts, the hatred for Islam.
And years ago, many years ago,
when they dominated most of the Muslim world,
and included dominated
and when there is actually there, really one of the Muslim world.
They realize they clearly realize the world and the importance of the Muslim woman for the Islamic Society.
What is her situation and what is
keeping the society pure,
and helping the society obey Allah subhana wa Tada. And what is the role
in bringing up the next generation as a pious Muslim generation.
So from the beginning until now, and we still see now in many, many cases,
one of the basic goals of the provider of the disbelievers when they entered into the muscle mass was to corrupt
the Muslim woman
and to try to take her out
of the deen of Islam,
not by name,
necessarily not converted to Christianity
by making herself that she is a Muslim woman in the sense that her name is Islamic name, maybe she passed the phrase, but everything else about it had nothing to do with Islam.
And of course, they did that through different means. And we'll discuss some of them inshallah, showed me when I discussed one particular book.
They basically they open up the concept of the idea of the of the liberation, women's liberation,
women's liberation as the terms are reserved in the Muslim land, from the cathar.
time before it was, even in America,
they were talking about the liberation of women.
And basically what it was the goal was to bring the woman out of his job to bring her out of the house and driver mix with men and as was said, and he was read through the Muslim land.
Many of our sisters here
in the United States, also the challenge,
and the threat from the war many times comes from
family, relatives, and friends who are who are not stupid, they're not Muslim.
And this is, in many cases, a much more difficult than
someone you grew up with.
Someone who you had such a good relationship with, for example, that your mother, let's say, all of your life now, you will become Muslim.
And she is rejecting Islam and she doesn't want you to be Muslim and she doesn't want you to behave like a Muslim.
This is a very difficult test that I was ahead without giving too many
of our believers
Don't think they're meant to read
their mother in law he doesn't want to be seen with
the woman is wearing a job and she doesn't want to mess with men. And a mother has friends over, she doesn't want
to sit with men and people should not listen to a song.
And this is coming
It is, in fact, a very new contest
is a very difficult time.
clearly that forever, whatever our mothers did for us throughout our whole life, whatever I
did for us, throughout the whole lives, it cannot compare anything to what God has done for us.
By grading us by bringing us into this world, by giving us the material needs that we have in this world. And by guiding us through Islam,
that much greater than anything that any of these are anything
I've ever done.
And whether or not all of our data, and voisine must be greater than or low for anyone. And whether that was the Mona
especially if they're rejecting the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala, we must put the
data much above our respect our religions towards them.
And we have many examples of that nature among among themselves.
If you want to take a good example about this, and see what kind of hardship
that is putting you through on how to
face that hardship, then go to the case, go to the situation of the Sahaba and see how many times
because of a man, because of their faith, they had to be opposed to their fathers to their sisters to the most.
Even in battle, they're willing to fight each other and kill one another.
the this kind of test.
Not only, by the way, just for us Muslims, converted to Islam.
But many times those brothers who came from overseas, they face the same kind of thing.
For example, that wasn't very religious.
Maybe the wife, for example, didn't use the right job and needs to mix with men and women so on, they have dancing and music or whatever. And then they come to this country. And they change their ways and all that somehow without them. And then
when they go back home, usually the first and the strongest enemy that they have the one that opposes them the most.
Oh used to do this, and this without the now just because you've been doing that just because you become surprised you don't do that anymore. And they put pressure on them. They performed on them till they have to choose between their family.
And unfortunately, many of them do not make the right choice in the same way that many Americans
whether the system does not make the right choice
comes before anyone.
And then let's be very clear in your mind and in your hearts. When you embrace Islam. From this time, it should be good if you really understand
the meaning of
the perhaps a much more difficult test
in that sense, because it's much more deceiving.
The tests and the trials and the conspiracy that is coming from
Muslim individuals and Muslim groups themselves.
Those are those who come to us as Muslims,
as for example, our sisters in Islam
and they're actually taking us away from Islam that can attest.
It's never difficult because oftentimes much more much harder to spot
and this is one of the reasons why I love data.
stretches and discusses so much that we're not hypocrites.
And we were on
our data clearly shows us the behavior of the hypocrites,
their action and what they're doing to them.
Because the danger of their internal source, that internal enemy can be much, much greater than the external enemy
is when propaganda sisters,
and other Muslim women come to her and read your work, or tell her that she shouldn't be
supposed to be your own scissors.
This is a much more difficult task than anything else. You could have met
in Islam and their themselves are appointed.
As the opposition comes from the provider, you can understand that they are against Islam, that these people are
supposed to be your sisters and their support the level of metadata and love the truth. And they're the ones who are putting pressure to change this over
is very difficult, especially if it comes from someone who seems very nice.
Always has nice words, always invite you over always gives you
tea, coffee nice.
must demand she seems because
she's always so nice to me. And she's advising me that perhaps I'm too strict. And
she's about Demeter. Because the way I'm dressed economic bow, maybe I'm harming Islam
has no reason to be so hard that they can go out more I can work nothing wrong with that, and mix with men and no reason for the separation and so on.
This when it comes from someone
you look at as a Muslim, and she says to be sincere.
This is a difficult thing.
But just remember that
this is what he said, I am your sincere
I listen to it right.
This is one
that person not a lot
when that person comes to you, and have you been supportive what you think
the first time.
So now you not only have a Muslim sister, supposed to be a sister and his mom was very nice. And so now she's even calling the parotid howdy
to try to take you away from your practice of Islam.
This is very difficult if you don't have that Eman, that faith, strong faith and you don't have the knowledge to refer to. This can be very difficult
For Muslim woman, especially if for example, you're not married. But she doesn't have some square sisters close to her, who can help her who can show
what they're actually trying to do to her and so on.
This tend to be
what what I like to do
best for the remainder
of this, this lecture
to discuss in particular
some examples of what we think especially in the United States
of nature of
people, whether they are organized groups or individuals and so on, are really presenting a challenge to our sisters who are trying to stick to the
by trying for example, to present arguments and so on. Unfortunately, here in the United States, we have organizations,
organizations that are partly dedicated to
This concept of changing the rule or changing the situation of the Muslim woman in Islam.
Now organizations in the United States are Muslim.
And one of the one of the, one of their priorities is to change the rules, and the situation of woman and then
And as I said, sometimes it can be very
Going to give, maybe just to
permit us to
go into too much detail.
And I have no idea how much time
30 more minutes.
I actually don't like to give lectures and I try to finish as soon as possible. So if you could
have 1015 more minutes, I'm dying here just to finish.
I like to take one example, one example.
This is a book published by American trust, but
I will not go to another extreme
moment, the writings of severely
beyond I think most intelligent people will not be fooled by the team, with you read. The form of this book, in particular, why I picked it up
is that this is a book published by American trust publication, which is owned by
an a body of Islamic Society of North America.
And unfortunately, and of course, not my purpose here
in North America is known but unfortunately,
and many times, especially when it's
overseas to get some peppers they present themselves as, as the basic organization of the basic Jamaat Muslims in the United States.
Well, that's the case, then they should,
then they should present and stand up for the tourists them and not publish, and not have speeches, and not have organizations and not have
conference and so on that, in fact, are working against, especially with respect to the situation of Muslim women, the true the true Islam.
This book rolling by,
and I didn't even write the name of the book down anywhere here
is my wife.
I think it's called
I think it's now
women and Muslim society or something, something of that nature.
I just like to read through some of the quotes in that book.
To see what are some of the some of the things that Muslim women are going to be really coming across if you see a book with that name, and your Muslim woman says, Oh, my goodness.
these are these are examples that are
representative of some of the more intellectually or academic
in fact on the list and woman to try to change
the situation of the Muslim woman
to give one example.
She says, The Quran specifically called for equal rights for men and women in divorce.
A general verse it had nothing to do with what you're saying.
Everyone is familiar with the practice of Islam with respect
how diverse and how a woman gets a divorce and is completely different.
She said that the Quran specifically called for equal rights for men and women in divorce.
Any of you have seen any Heidi or anyone ever say, they can make
let us apply they have equal rights in the world
and the situation effect is
the way of the worse for men, women and
men, she tried to prove that some of them early woman in his lab, they were known for fashion and beauty and literature. He talks about the daughter who sent him an ID.
So again, very famous in the history, she said she was a leader in fashion, beauty literature for salons and intellectual parties. were famous in the entire Muslim world at that time.
And this is nothing but a blatant lie.
You read the rules of history, the books, the history,
books like me and others
the mind that you are the devout Muslim
and value among other things. And another argument that you hear often
these women of early Islam are not there.
She writes, they were enjoyed by them.
But they were never told lies of segregation. And isolation
says that the current debate
is not obligatory, with a Muslim woman.
That is great or not, but everything that he says in business one day, and he brings many examples of authentic
women during the cyber department.
And they continue to do so.
But now, it has become very common. And you hear this in many conferences, and many speeches throughout the United States that any Muslim woman will not.
And this is something that the Muslims picked up on the Byzantine versions later. And that you mentioned the same thing.
And this is this is
a denial of
history. One of the strangest.
One of the worst passages that you will find in that book,
which is talking about his attitude he quotes from
the Muslim religion
should not display the beauty and ornaments except with appearance, there are 11.
And listen to what you're saying, if this isn't the end of
what she's calling for isn't the end of the job. I don't know what she said the Arabic expression. In
other words, except what appeared there out years, this passage
must ordinarily appear there
is one which signifies
recommended, which we're recommending, although this is a recommending a conformance with the perfect prevailing customs of a region or period
and said nothing about the necessity for the
fall envelope and reps. The left only the hands is
published by saying that the job is no such thing as a job, but it is what it is saying that we must conform with the prevailing customs or regional food.
The prevailing custom of the United States is a woman in the United States.
This verse in the bar that says don't display your arguments, and your beauty to any one of these men, is telling us that
whatever is the prevailing test another time
getting voted with them, and
then you see that they published this book and so on.
Your book has some authority.
And here's another one that you people, you folks from last night will will I think enjoy
the magenta that you thought he was
because she says she writes in fact,
because of grammatical requirements nuts is a feminine word in Arabic.
Meaning one person,
the first person is created as feminine.
Despite this fact, listen to this really amazing. Despite this fact, English translations influenced by the Old Testament story,
make the transfer to masculine on translating the relevant passage from abroad
by the Old Testament story.
So again, if you're a new Muslim woman, you know, you don't even have access to the
she talks about some of the reform movements.
She mentions the woman writer and activist
included reforms in the treatment of women in their movement.
For the time being
Ameen was another active leader in the movement for emancipation of women, as viewed from within the Islamic context
are how many of your
but the display is awesome. I mean, as an active leader in the mirror for masturbation of women, that's fine. It's okay.
As beautiful within this context,
at the turn of the century in Egypt,
and basically his his basic idea, he went to France, he visited Europe.
And basically, his basic argument was Egypt, you Egyptian women must follow their friends, sisters and everything.
He says the reason behind is because they fall behind, and debris, great arts
and theater and music.
I forget the other one.
The men and women basically call for changes and everything
with them. And he said we must follow the way of Europe, Europe as a civilized as a scientific
professional in a computer science.
profession, we have a way
saying that this was
another argument that you hear quite often. And their particular arguments actually I had a whole section about them, but we probably won't have time for that.
She says most of these reformers that change the reinterpretation of the original sources of the Sharia rather than a completely new creation based on a cultural heritage
of a maintained
later women's women.
She says that these people's
whether they're in a completely new creation based on
the left to the left is up to the French and so on.
As many people are wanting to know
to speak as a musician he he did something which
he took the ball with them within the
hour an hour.
Another path that she talks about