Channel: Kamal El-Mekki
in Alhamdulillah mahana Stein who wanna stop Pharaoh when I was a villa Himanshu the unforeseen elements at Medina mahila hola mundo la mama Yulin fella ha de la well shadow Allah Allah illallah wa hola Sheree Kala shadow Mohammed and Abu rasuluh. All praises due to Allah we praise Him and seek his assistance. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil within ourselves and from the evil of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can misguide him. Yet whomever he allows to go straight, none can guide him. And I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah alone. He has no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger.
Yeah, are you Hello Xena, Amano Taku la Hakata Casa de La Tomatina Illa to Muslim moon. Oh you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared and do not die except in the state of Islam. Yeah, you Hello Xena Amano Taka la kulu Colin de de la cama como la la
mejor para la hora Sula, who has 1000 alima Oh you who believe fear Allah and speak the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive your sins, and whomsoever obeys Allah and His messenger. He had indeed achieved a great achievement. I'm about to announce Takahashi tabula rasa Alhaji hadoo Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mashallah muramasa Taha wakulla McDevitt in VEDA wakulla VEDA 10 Bala wakulla attend for now, brothers and sisters in Islam. Today in this hotbar, we're going to analyze why is it that we do not properly engage in calling people to the religion of Allah subhanaw taala calling our friends, our coworkers and our neighbors and the
people who surround us. And there might be people who think well, this is not a time for a hope about Dawa. This is probably a time for a hot button political activism, what is happening in Myanmar, or what is happening around the world. But if we were to look at the number of Muslims, the reverts those who have reverted to Islam in America, would you say that they've become Muslim do to go
One or two main Tao organizations that approach them? Or are the majority of revert Muslims around us they became Muslim because a friend invited them to Islam, a co worker told them about Islam, a classmate told them about Islam. No doubt you would say it is the latter is the second one. And so what if we were far more active in reaching out to neighbors and to friends and to people who were around us? What would be the public opinion concerning Islam? If congressmen knew what Islam really is? How many wars would they approve of and sanction against Muslim countries? If your neighbor knew true Islam from you, and he saw your behavior and your conduct and then he heard about Islam from
Fox News, which one would he believe? So there is no doubt that the situation of Muslims would have been different if we were more actively engaged in Dawa.
It is from the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he chose the strongest of Muslims to spread Islam at a time when it was difficult and life threatening to spread Islam. He chose people with strong Iman and strong Muslims. And it is the wisdom of Allah azza wa jal that he chose us to spread Islam at a time when it is relatively easy. And it is not life threatening, except in very rare cases, to proclaim that you are Muslim and to invite others to Islam.
And it is amazing how the Muslims before us brought the majority of the world to Islam just through conduct contact and dealing with them in business. This through their honesty. And today, we've got websites, we've got Korans in multiple languages, we've got videos on YouTube, we have channels, satellite channels that are running 24 seven, and still we don't see the same impact. So what is it that is the difference between us and the generations before who actively called to the religion of Allah subhanaw taala. So we want to examine why we don't engage in Dawa the way we should, why we don't actively call to Allah subhanaw taala why this, the oma in general is falling short and
calling to Allah why we as individuals are falling short when it comes to calling to Allah subhanaw taala.
Could it be that we hear that Islam is the fastest growing religion, and that makes us relax, it makes us complacent, or it makes us even lazy. Because no matter what negativity you see on the news, Islam is still the fastest growing religion. And many people constantly repeat that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the West. But this statement may actually not be true. And many people believe this statement is not true at all. And there are three theories behind this statement that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the West. Number one, the theory says that this statement was put out by those who hate Islam to create an alarmist mentality so that people become
conscious and fearful of the spread and growth of Islam, so that people can stand up against it and try to curtail its spread or its growth. So one, the those who hate Islam trying to create an alarmist mentality in the West, to some say that this is true because of immigration and childbirth, not because of people reverting to Islam. This is the second explanation why Islam is the fastest growing religion in the West, because of immigration and because of childbirth, not because of anything else, not because of our active dollar work. The third theory says that this was put out the statement is false statement was put out so that the Muslims will relax. Despite all the
negativity in the media, Islam is still growing. And there's we don't even have to do anything, we can sit back and it's still growing.
Now, if you want to disprove this statement, it is not very difficult. You just studied conduct a basic basic research, look at the percentages of Christians in Muslim countries, not the numbers, but the percentages, and you will see the growth, you will see the growth of Christian populations in in African Muslim countries where missionaries are pumping millions and millions of dollars into a poor nation. What do you think will happen? Giving people food and shelter and clothing and telling them to become Christian? They've been active for so long. So why wouldn't it be true? Some years ago, a study said that every year in Africa, 6 million Muslims leave Islam and enter into
Christianity. When this study came out that the ad split into two groups, because one said the source of this study was the CIA and I'm not going to believe the CIA and other dots and yes, it's believable. Millions of dollars are going into these poor countries. For decades. What do you think will be the result? You can just look into any world out there
monarch and look at the percentage of Christians in Indonesia before the tsunami, and the percentage of Christians after the tsunami and all the Christian relief aid went in there. Look at the studies that talk about Muslim refugees that are taken care of by churches in North America. And how many of them become Christians? Look at the growth of Christianity in Azerbaijan, in Albania, in Germany, in France, in Morocco. So these people are active, so no doubt Something is happening. So we're claiming that this statement that Islam is the fastest growing religion is actually not true. And it's just put out there and it delays the Muslims and they become complacent and they think that we
don't have to do much work because of this.
So is it that is that the reason why we don't actively engage in calling people to Allah subhanaw taala? Or could it be that we have a problem and how much we believe in the reward of Allah azza wa jal, the reward of calling people to Allah subhanaw taala and so his Bukhari and Muslim and Nabi sallallahu Sallam said, The a DA Allahu Krajina wahida Pharaoh Luqman hamari nam, that for Allah to guide one person through you is better for you than the red camels which were the best of wealth. So if Allah guides one person through you, it's better for you than the best of wealth. In another narration Pharaoh lock him in a dunya mafia better for you than the world and everything in it in
another narration yet, hey, look at hydro lock him up a lot better for you than the sun rises upon and the sun rises upon this entire world. If we really believe this Hadith, if we really took it to heart, how much we'll be calling will we be calling those who are around us to Allah subhanaw taala how much we'll be explaining this beautiful religion to people that are around us.
So is it that we don't believe enough in the reward of a large logen? Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran woman, Sano Conan manda Illallah, Muhammad, Hassan Wakanda in many million Muslim men, and who is better in speech than the one who calls to Allah does the righteous deeds. And he says I am from amongst the Muslims. And this question this verse is put in the form of a question but it's a rhetorical question. So Allah azza wa jal is saying there is no speech better than calling people to Allah azza wa jal. So if we took this verse to heart How much of our time and energy would we spend calling people to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
In the book of a tirmidhi, it's narrated the province of the loudest lm said that in the la llamada Echo, that Indeed Allah and His angels had the num la fujihara, even the ant in its burrow, route filled by her even the fish in the sea, they use alumina, alumina sulfate, Allah azza wa jal, His angels, the ants in their burrows, the fish in the sea will make dua for the one who teaches people good. The one who teaches people good, do we know of anything else that will get you the drop of amps in their boroughs that will get you the Da, da of millions and millions of fish in the oceans and seas around the world, anything besides calling to Allah zodia that will grant you this great
reward, this great drop of the angels and the not the creatures and are that of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So do we know of anything else besides Dawa to Allah that, that you will get your reward and the reward of the person that you affect? And the scholars explained that if you teach one person a good thing, every time you do it, you get the reward? Every time they do it, because of you, you get the reward, if they teach it to 10 other people, you keep getting the reward for these 10 people plus the one who taught them and it continues on and on and on. And the profit of them said that it will not decrease any of your reward. You keep getting it as much as it keeps spreading. Allah subhanaw taala you do one good deed, he multiplies it by 10 multiplies that by seven multiplies that by 100.
And on top of that, we'll law who you are, if we Misha and Allah multiplies for whomever He wills. If someone told you there is a stock that multiplied in this way, and you have to invest, it's going to close in one hour, what would we do? This is the stock of Allah subhanaw taala. So who will buy and who will invest? This is what it is to invest in giving Dawa to Allah subhanaw taala. So could it be because we think Islam is the fastest growing religion? Could it be because we don't have strong or firm believer in the reward of a large region? Or could it be that we don't care enough for people who are around us, and so many of us, we love our neighbors, we love our co workers, we
love people who are studying with us in class, and we know a lot of decent people and yet we don't care enough to try to call them to Allah azza wa jal.
Allah subhanaw taala tells the prophet SAW Selim in Surah Al Kahf, and in multiple others who are in the Quran, and this gives us an insight into how caring
Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was Yanni you want to see how much did the problem care that people will be guided and come to Islam? So in certain cases, Allah subhanaw taala tells the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for Allah Allah.
Allah 30 him in them, you know behind
this verse, Allah is really saying to the prophets of Salaam, perhaps you will kill yourself in grief. Yeah, and he The problem was so grieved Allah 30 him their footsteps they're turning away. When the Quran turned away from the Prophet sallallahu sallam. This affected him so much he was so saddened by it, that Allah azza wa jal told him in this verse, don't get that sad. Don't kill yourself in grief, because they don't accept Islam. That's how much he cared still allowed to sell him. And that's how much all the prophets of Allah cared multiple times in the Quran, you will say the Prophet saying, Yeah, comb your comb all my people, oh, my people speaking gently to them,
because they cared. And that's what sets apart the excellent art from those who are not because they care for individuals because they want to save them. In other verses in the Quran. Allah Allah says further attentiveness to carry him Hassan, don't let your soul don't die over sorrow over them, because of sorrow over them. That's how much the Prophet sallallahu Sallam cared. So, imagine you're leaving work, you're leaving your home for work in the morning, and you see your next door neighbor, he's on fire, running down the street, and he's on fire, what would you do? No doubt, even if you don't like your neighbor, you will rush to put out the fire. And you might get injured and burnt
yourself in the process. But this is how we would behave if we saw someone on fire. Even if it's someone that we hated. Even if it was Trump himself, we would still try to put out the fire unfortunately, because as we as human beings, that's what we would do.
So what about the fire that people are potentially facing the people that we love, and the farther potentially facing your co workers, your classmates, your neighbors. And what is ironic is that if we do not try to invite them to Allah azza wa jal, they might try to put us in that same fire that we're supposed to save them from. Because on the Day of Judgment, everybody wants an excuse. And your neighbor might come in front of Allah and say, Allah, I live next to this man for 10 years to this person for 10 years, he never once told me about your religion, your co worker might say, I worked with him five years next to him and we went to lunch together. And not once did he told me
about Allah, who told me about Islam.
So they might then use you as an excuse, and try to drag you into the fire, the one that you're supposed to save them from. That's why we're supposed to call people. So why is it then that we don't engage enough in calling people to Allah azza wa jal, perhaps it is due to the fact that we're busy. And the truth is that we are all busy, everybody's busy, everyone has bills to pay, everyone has work, everyone has family to take care of take care of, we have exams, we have papers that are due. But
the scholars say that the art are not the ones who have free time and therefore they call to Allah, but to do art are the ones who force time in their schedule for a large budget. And proof of that is the journey of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam to the city of a pif and maybe saw Selim when he went to a toy if that was after the boycott of the ravines. So, that means a butadiene had passed away and hudy General de la Han had passed away. And that means he had his daughters in his home, he had mouths to feed, he had the responsibility, but he forced time for a large budget and he went and stayed for 10 days in a row, calling people to Allah. And the scholars use this story as evidence
that you have to force time in your schedule for a large budget. So never wait for a time when you're free. And then I'll go call to Allah force time for a larger deal in your schedule. Make time for Allah subhanaw taala. And we have good food that's the reality we have good food, invite your neighbors for food, and and tell them about Allah azza wa jal, and for those who think that's funny, the scholars say it's exactly what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said, did when he was told by Allah will end the erotica, Caribbean and warn your close family. What did the promiseland do? He invited his close family over a meal. And the scholars say because when there's food, people are relaxed,
are in a good mood, they're willing to listen to you take advantage of everything Allah Subhana Allah has given you.
Perhaps then, our problem is that we don't think Tao is an individual responsibility. And this is a problem for many. They think that if there are organizations who give power in the city that absolves me of the responsibility and I don't have to give any doubt personally, but this is wrong. And there is so much evidence to show that it is an individual obligation on everyone. But on a basic level, it is on a basic level. Everyone has to enjoin good and forbid evil, which is our children can enjoin good and forbid evil and you hear children till
Each Other Don't lie. Don't Don't do this don't use bad words. That's enjoining good that's forbidding evil. So much evidence that it's a command for everyone to go and give Dawa and maybe saw Selim said Bella, who
he said convey about me even if it's one word, and he never said only specific people or only a father only issue anybody convey about me even if it's one word. In the sentence after his farewell football, he said for you when there's a shahidullah let those who are president convey to those who are not present. Everyone who is present convey to those who are not present young, old man, woman child, it doesn't matter. Likewise, the prostate lemon, he took the pledge from the believers part of the conditions of the pledge that they will not associate anything in worship with Allah. And then one of the conditions oneness Haleakala Muslim, and to give advice to every Muslim and the
Muslim said, do not see that the religion is sincere advice. So the scholars say look at the wording of this Hadith, that as if all of Islam giving advice, so you cannot then you have Islam without this aspect of giving advice to show you the importance of the importance of how or how important it is for Muslims to always be giving advice, which is a form of Dawa.
So, the question is, have we not heard the stories? We have heard stories, a 14 year old girl borrowed a copy of the Koran from her school library here in America. And she went home, she read the first two verses of Surah Al Baqarah, she decided to become Muslim. Because she said no human being starts his book like this. No human being says this is a book in which there is no doubt. The minute she read that and she's 14, she realized this is not a book written by a human being and she decided to become Muslim at that time. And this story is repeated twice. Another girl, also 14 years old, in another state, also became Muslim because of the second verse of sawtell Baqarah. Or a man
who walks into a public washroom sees people making Waldo, this is the utmost form of respect, you're going to wash before you stand before your Lord. He became Muslim, or an organization in New York City that would distribute 1000 crowns a month, and out of every 1000 crowns, they would get 300 shadows. Yeah, that means there is something that you can hand out and you get a 30% Shahada rate from that 30% of the people would become Muslim. And this is not counting the group that never opened it and just put it on their shelf or never even opened their box. So Allah subhanaw taala made the truth powerful, and the truth resonates in people's hearts and he gives us all these tools
and made it easy for us.
Allah subhanaw taala says further lucuma la hora Bookman hub familia de Botton have tailored $1 that is your Lord Allah the truth and what is besides the truth except that is falsehood. Allah describes the clash between truth and falsity in the Koran. And every time no doubt the truth will win. But knuckleheads will be
fired. When, when Allah subhanaw taala cast the truth, heroes the truth against the falsehood, it destroys it, it cracks it until the demands of the inside can be seen. Likewise, a larger guild says that
a large bill says we're Kolja and Haku was a haka, Alberta, in Alberta, Canada, Hong Kong, and say the truth has come and the false wood has vanished and surely false would by its nature, it's bound to vanish allows region give us all these advantages. And we live around the people few of them don't. Few of them even know what Islam is barely know what a large region is what Islam is. One of the dogs from Canada told me personally, he says we had a table and a big sign that says free Koran. He said an old lady came to us and she said What did Quran do? Exactly? She thought Quran was a man who's in jail. And they're trying to say free Koran get him out of jail. This is how little people
know about Islam. This is how little people know about Allah azza wa jal.
I'll close with
the story of Babylon. And we all know the torture that beloved rodilla han who went through, but this is just to show the caliber of people that Allah chose to deliver his message at a time when it was life threatening to deliver his message below the law on who one time American law says I walked by Bilaal as he was being tortured, and then he hyperbolized as he says, if they would have put a piece of meat on his chest, it would have cooked that's how hard it was. Without the law says one time they put me in a room in the heat, and they did not let me drink for a day and a half. And you know that people die without without water in three days, a day and a half. So you can say he's
halfway to death. He says then they tie the rope around my neck and dragged me around all the hills of Mecca. So below the lower end, who later on the companions asked him while you were being tortured with the crush. Why did you continue to say
hadn't had. And below the long run, who said I actually was saying a lot of things besides, I hadn't had. But I noticed that when I said that I had one, meaning allies one, it upset them the most. So I said it the most. This is the caliber of people we're talking about. And typically when someone is torturing you, you want to say what pleases them what makes them happy, but below the law and who is repeating the words specifically, that angers them more than anything? What is our excuse for not reaching out to those in our immediate surroundings and calling them to Allah or just telling them about it? It doesn't have to be preachy and it doesn't have to make your relationship awkward. You
can just tell them I've known you for three years. I think it benefits that you know, what I believe in? And what guides my behavior and my actions and just share? I'm only sharing my belief with you of Hola. Hola. Hola.
Hola, como. Esta? feroza Mustafa Fairey ask Allah subhanaw taala first forgiveness. Surely those who ask for his forgiveness shall prosper.
100 Allah hearable alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. I mean,
am about we have to answer a question. And that is what type of people do we want to be in front of Allah azza wa jal? Do we just want to be people who just amassed wealth, or just live the comfortable life and made very little effort for Allah subhanaw taala made very little effort for his religion, or do we want to be people, even though we're busy, always made time to call to Allah azza wa jal, whether directly or indirectly, and there are so many indirect our techniques that are so effective and so powerful. What would be the situation of Muslims, if for the last 20 or 30 years, we were actively informing and engaging and approaching people who are around us on
individual levels, and also on group and public levels? What would be the situation. So that means we cannot wait for anyone to do our work or any organization or any super diode to do our work. The majority of the good work that's been done so far has been done by individuals. So all we have to do is step it up one notch and work a little harder for the sake of a larger origin and reach out to those who are around us. We have to see this as our actual and personal responsibility, not someone else's, without ask allows you to make use of those who recognize the truth as clear truth and follow the best of it, and to make use of those who recognize falsehood as clear falsehood and
abstain from it. For lahoma
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