Channel: Kamal El-Mekki
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am about what I basically said there in Arabic was the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the most compassionate, and maybe extol blessings of peace.
And those who follow the righteousness of resurrection.
So the title of the speech is what is the purpose of life? And this is an important question. And it's not just the title of the speech. So for the sake of information, we can know what is the purpose of life? But it's an important question, because it's linked to another important just once you know, what is the purpose of life, that question leads you to another one, which is what will be my final destination? Or what is the end for me?
What does this mean to me? It's not just that we're here to know the purpose of life. Now, there have been a lot of people who have contemplated the purpose of life. And there have been a lot of philosophers historically, who contemplated life itself. What is life? What is the answer? And some of them came to the conclusion that it's basically the imagination, other said, because of the fact that I think I must exist. And so many people came up with different things. But in our contemporary world, now, many people have contemplated the purpose of life, and so many of them have come to the wrong conclusion. There are actually people who thought of this question. And the answer was that
the purpose of life is to make money.
And we have met so many people
who have come to this conclusion that you're here to make as much money as possible, and then buy whatever you can with your money, and then provide you with your money, good education for your children, so that they can have a good income, and they can make good money as well, and so on, and so forth. But of course, that is not the purpose of life. That is not the purpose of life. And everything has a purpose, everything everywhere on Earth, whether we know and understand what the purpose is, or not every little organism, every insect, something is annoying. As a housewife, it has a purpose. So it can't be that everything around us has a purpose. If you look at this room, you
will not find the one metal or plastic object that they just put there for absolutely no reason. They just went out of their way to put this item and hang it on the wall or from the ceiling for absolutely no reason. Every single thing that surrounds human beings has a purpose. So it can't be that the human being him or herself doesn't have a purpose. Yet everything around them has a purpose.
And I'm not going to hold you in suspense for 30 minutes before I finally told you what is the purpose, it's very clear. And it's very simple and alone,
holy book, where the purpose of life and the purpose that He created us is that we may worship Him and worship Him alone. And that's as simple as it gets. And there is no complication. Because the most important message has to be digestible has to be clear has to be understandable. It can't come to you coded, it can't come to you within the confines of a mystery, because it's the most important message. So this is something that Allah wants us to know. And for those who don't know the word, Allah is the name. It's the name of God in Arabic, it's not the name of a different job. A lot of times you'll find people trying to say that a lot is not the same God as the God of Abraham, Moses,
but actually that's not correct. I always tell people if you don't believe you find a Bible in Arabic, and you will see that it says a lot of Christian Arabs, they say a lot. So when I say a lot for the purpose of this talk is just the name of God in Arabic, we're not talking about a different road. And if you hear me say in Arabic, someone love it, I'm sending them after the name of a prophet. It means mean a lot exto instead of blessings of peace, upon
respect that we pay for the profits.
So we were saying that everything has a purpose. It can't be the human
Be doesn't have a purpose, the purpose of life is to worship the Creator. And so many people become confused with different things in life. And some people think that they were born to become an actor or born to become a model for wanting to rock and roll or want to become a singer or wanting to, to, you know, whatever it is extreme motorcycling, or skydiving, these things come secondary to what Allah created dude, the first and foremost reason we were put here on this earth to worship the Creator, within so many things come in our path, and they take us away from the purpose of our existence. So we are to worship of God alone, and to not associate anything with him or alongside in
worship, that is the most important thing. And that is actually the worst crime is to worship someone else with a lot. My brother just introduced me.
He said, You know that, that I came all the way from Sudan, and he made a good man, he made it sound like I am doing them a favor, but it's actually the other way around. They bring me you know, Wherever I am, they brought me from Sudan,
from Washington, DC, and they're very nicely, they give me the ship, the ship treatment. Now, where are they calling in the morning? What do you want for breakfast,
and dinner, and it'd be nice to meet, you can do some shampoo, mouthwash, whatever you need. They're always giving me this excellent treatment. And
imagine now, after being here for, let's say, a total of two weeks.
After these two weeks, when it's time to really thank them, I woke up to a total stranger that I'd never met before. I say, you know what, I'd like to thank you very much for buying my ticket all the way from Africa and have returned to get to thank you for all the news that you've made for for, you know, for the lunch and for all the good times and all the respect that you gave me. Thank you very much. And I just think a total stranger that has nothing to do with this group, that environment. No one in this room feels that that's fair. No one feel that that would be proper. And if I were to give anyone in this room $1,000, would you go and thank somebody else for it. Or we can thank the
one who gave it to you. And that's why worshiping something besides
matter who or what it is, is the severe severe and major sin and stuff, but not just in Islam, you will find this message consistent. And you'll find this message to be there also in the Old Testament, even though I understand
this term called estimate, because to them, it's not old, it's still real deal. So but you will find this message consistent in the Old Testament, it's consistent in the New Testament, not worship anything else besides any numbers of any anything else alongside with him, because he is the one that gives you everything that you have of goods in this life, everything that you have, and you can't put a price on the things that he gives you the blessing that he gives you, I guarantee no one in this room would so they're two eyes not indifferent $100 million, I can guarantee for when you're hearing, or your ability to speak for that much money, because you can't put a price on the
customers that Allah gives you. And in the Quran, Allah even mentions that if you try to count the blessings of a lot, you won't be able to enumerate them. And there's so many things that he gives us and they're blessings. But we take it for granted. We don't even consider them as blessings.
So for example, some of you have very good hair, how many people wake up in the morning and just thank God for having
me most people don't consider that as a blessing until we see someone who hurts.
How many people remember to thank a lot for that that's a blessing. You don't remember that. So many things around is their blessings from Allah. We can't put a price on them. We can't enumerate them, and we can't count how many blessings without how many times we wake up. How many times in your life. Have you woken up in the morning?
You wake up with an illness and you call it you can't go to work, we can't go to school.
But how many days did you wake up in good health? not sick? And how many bad illnesses? How many potential illnesses did Allah push away from you? So that's again, another way of looking at the blessings of Allah. So he gives you all these blessings. And in the end when something good happens to hear people say they think other gods are the facts of the house that they worship. How many times have you heard something good to happen to someone else?
Do something like thank you Jesus, or they will attribute it to something else other than Allah, or this happened, because of my good luck, or good fortune, what is fortune? What is luck,
you can put a precise definition on it, that people really they fall back on thanking Allah and contributing good that happens to them to Allah.
And so that's why there is such a major sin, that Allah does all this for you. And then you think, other than Him, or
you attributed to yourself, well, ultimately, part of what we did was part of the reasoning behind why you got a good blessing or a good thing. But ultimately, you came through from Allah, because Allah could have had you switch places with someone else in another corner of the globe. And you could be in a dilapidated village with nothing, and no well, but a lot of chose to put you in the situation. So every good that happens to you, ultimately comes from a lot. And so therefore, because he is the one that gives us everything that we have for good. It makes sense to worship Him. It makes sense to thank him and not anyone else alongside. So let me explain, why is it that we need
God. And as people become self sufficient, as people become stronger, to become more proud of themselves, as they become arrogant, they feel less of a need to depend on? Well, the truth is, no matter how rich or how poor you are, you still need a lot. And there is not any one on the planet, who is less of a slave of Allah than anyone else, or is less in need of a lot than anyone else. So we need Allah subhanaw taala for certain reasons.
But as people, as I said, when people are awakened, that's what historically you find the followers of prophets were the first people that were usually poor, and they will be the first ones to follow the Prophet. And as soon as people become more arrogant, they feel more.
What do I need him for? Well, he's the one who gives you everything that you have. And
the need for God goes back to a number of things. First of all, a lot of people say things like, you know, I believe that there is,
but I don't believe in organized religion.
That means they would like to believe in a disorganized religion. But I don't believe in organized religion, there is a God, what I'm going to do, I'm just going to be good. And if I'm good.
The question is, ladies and gentlemen, the question is, what is good, what is good, who determines what is good and who defines what is good. And I'll tell you from personal experience, I used to live for two years in a country and stuff in Central Africa.
I felt fotostation there, and the country which will remain unnamed. in that country, there was nothing wrong with stealing. It was not reprehensible. And it was not punishable by law. There's nothing wrong with stealing whatsoever. So if you caught someone stealing in your home, it was gone. embarrassment, there's nothing wrong. If you want to be punished for that you have to pay the police to take him to jail. Even though he stole from you. You caught him wearing your suit, and he had to dispose of your cash and watch jewelry and everything. But nothing was wrong with stealing in that society. Now, totally one time, you're in the marketplace with a chauffeur.
And so he started looking for his wallet, just stolen in her
pocket in the city. So instead of looking for his wallet, and then he found it in the hand of the pickpocket. So he takes it from the big pocket as the smiling. It was kind of like you
not a problem. And everybody else was looking at this. They were observing this incident and everybody was laughing.
And I was the only one looking instead and everybody
What's funny about this, but you know nothing is wrong with stealing. So much so that their president he said in the speeches, he said, We don't steal, we borrow but we just forget to ask permission.
A president saying this in a speech and you have to pay the police to take the person to jail, and you have to bring them a meal every day that you do. So you have to cook, you know, steal for the guy that forgot that was stupid enough to drive to the gym every day during the meal. Why? Because in that society, they determine that there's nothing wrong with stealing
By the way, explaining the story.
In a community that was full of people from different various African nations, and during the break every different person,
it turned out to be a number of African countries have the same exact thing. Nothing wrong with stealing. It's not reprehensible is not punishable by law.
So then what do we see in this example, we see a society and human society, they decided on a certain
issue or a certain value. And they said, this is acceptable for the purposes of our community. One thing you kind of find to be universal is that university for the most part, human life is considered to be sacred work for the most part, wherever you go, you don't find anywhere where they consider killing a human being is the same as stepping on a mat, for example. So human life is sacred. But beyond that, it's a free for you find some people that take this certain value, and it's acceptable to them. And that thing is not acceptable to them. So in certain ancient cultures, pedophilia was okay was acceptable. There was nothing wrong with it. So if you live in that society
to be a good person, and a part time pedophile, but by your definition, you're a good person. And I give examples closer to home, where, for example, now, there are certain things in society, at least I can speak for the United States, so that way, I stay safe with the Canadians. In the United States, there are certain things that are not acceptable, that have become replaced with euphemisms, and they've been given a new definition and become acceptable. So for example, you don't find young people in the state saying, well, I fornicated last night, they don't say that. They, they give the euphemism in its place, and make it sound good. Sound innocent. So what happens? We make love
music. And we just test out love, you know, very innocent, very nice, or we slept together, does it get any more than she was over there?
It sounds so nice. But it's a euphemism. So now society, that kind of thing is considered you know, alright, even for things that are still frowned upon, you still have a nice name.
committed adultery, you have an affair.
It's still bad enough hair
on the sidewalk.
every society will pick certain things and say, Well, this is good. And this is acceptable. So that means you can't have human beings by themselves to decide, I'm going to be a good person as long as I'm good.
And God will take care of, because if you're in that African country, right to live, you can be a very good person, and the best in the world.
But you might do something that you think is good, but is actually reprehensible or horrendous in the sight of Allah. And that's why we need a love to kill them right from wrong. Need a lot tells us about these things. Because on our own, we can even come we can come to an agreement, and we can really determine what is good, and what is bad beyond the things that are for the most part, universal.
if there is a God, and a lot of times you hear people say, look, I believe there is a God, but I don't believe that there is a resurrection. I don't believe that we will be resurrected and will be tried in the next life or anything like that. There is a God put us here on this earth, and you live once. So you live life to the fullest.
That's what I was watching and all the other fancy things that people say, just enjoy life you will want that's it.
If there is a God, then we can guarantee for sure and 100% that if there is a God, and then it has to be a day of resurrection.
Because if there is a God, and there is no resurrection, there is no reward. There's no punishment, that would imply that that God is unfair. It's unfair. If there's no reward, no punishment, it's extremely unfair.
So let's take a scenario
as this person who claims that there is a God, but there is no resurrection. So let's take an example of one person who doesn't get his or her entire life. constantly giving of their time or their wealth to charity, always smiling and saying kind words and doing so much for the community and for others and for the poor. And then that person dies and they go to her and go to the earth they buried there. According to this argument. There is no resurrection another
First thing, a murderer, a killer thief, worst human being possible. They killed 1000s of people. And then this person dies and they bury longer, there is no resurrection. Did they go to the same place?
to the same place? They worked very young. That's it, nothing happens, no reward or punishment.
And this person thinks that there is a God and this God must be knowledgeable, you must be powerful, you must be wise must be fair, he must be just so how can he be fair, and just enough reward enough punch. Even everyone in this room, we understand the concept of retribution, you understand that there has to be a reward for something good, and a punishment for something evil. That's why we have courts. That's why we have prisons and justice system. And that's why we have rewards and award ceremonies because we believe in rewarding good behavior, and punishing bad behavior. Even children understand this concept. Even they know when they do something wrong, they'll be punished. But you
might ask, Well, maybe you might argue, maybe the parents taught him that. But there are certain things such as the concept of retribution that animals and children understand. Without any
example, you can go to the Calgary zoo, and you can offend the local monkey cage. And if you do something to offend the monkey, they will, they will get even with you. And they will fling something out, you cannot be more descriptive. And that changes clothing. And perhaps
this monkey understands the concept of getting eaten.
And they're made out of animals that do it. One of my favorite examples is one with one word it's referred to as the honey Guide, which guides you to honey, whenever it finds a beehive, it will come to you looking directly in the eye, you start to see and float its wings and jump up and down. And so you follow it moves to the next branch and keeps guiding you to where there is a beehive. And the idea the deal is that you're supposed to use whatever techniques you smoke and so forth. And then they removed the honey, and then you're supposed to leave some for this bird. And if these people were very mean spirited, they eat the honey. And then they throw it into the ground, into the dirt
to the earth comes down in funds, nothing to eat whatsoever. That is a very nice vs. Don't worry, I know where there's more honey, it keeps looking you directly in the eye, fluttering into maintenance, singing and calling you and you keep following it and following it until it will lead you to the territory of the dangerous animals.
This is a bird, it understands the concept of retribution. The bird understands reward and punishment, you don't reward it by giving it the honey, it will punish you. And sometimes it digs into a hole in the tree, stick your hand in a badger or some other animal.
Scratch this bird understand this concept? How can it be that the Creator is wisdom. And justice doesn't understand the concept of rewarding people for the good that they do and comes from people from the evil sinister, the big Connect. And so therefore
there has to be a database. And if there is a day of resurrection, that means God has to let his truth be clear to us. His message be clear to us as low so we can know how to avoid the Hellfire and how to enter into paradise. The other thing what people need a lot and why people need God is that the human being is created out of the body and the spirit. Every one of us here were a combination of the body. And the Spirit, the Islamic explanation is that life is this relationship between the body and spirit, the minute the spirit leaves the body. That's the end of life. So because of the body and the spirit, we have to take care of both, not one. But both. The majority of people are
only taking care of one. The majority of people are taking care of the body. I take care of the body, you eat the drink, you sleep, you take care of the body, within the Spirit. And that's why you find people who have reached the affinity of taking care of the body that they're very, very, very, very rich. They don't have to go to work they can sleep in if they like they don't have to worry about where the next meal is coming from or the next week. They've actually taken care of and satiated all the needs of the body. Those people they still find this emptiness inside that emptiness is the need of the Spirit. That's why you always find people believing in something. And
even those who are atheist and don't believe in anything most of the time you will find that they believe in some kind of
spirits of the UFO sometimes force for some kind of unexplained phenomenon, whatever they refer to it as our they philosophizing, philosophizing. So that's because of the Spirit, it needs something. And this tension is that people find, and I always reference, this show that used to be on television, it was called True Hollywood stories. And remember, they
don't say stories without the Hollywood ending, because
right into the sunset, and the good stuff, but they're talking about the lives of these musicians and famous actors and actresses. And most of them, when they go to the movies, the majority of them, they end up overdosing on drugs, or choking on their vomit or something like that. So because after they took care of the body, and everything, and they reach what they thought to be the purpose in life, is to find this emptiness. And so to try to fill this void with other things, with experimenting with different kinds of drugs, with alcohol, or with trying to keep themselves busy, so when we can do jumping off an airplane next time, or going kayaking, or diving into skydiving,
constantly trying to keep themselves busy to fill that gap, that void that they feel that that void, as we said, is related to the fact that you have the spirit and the spirit need something to believe. And that's why some people claim that 96% of the world's population, believe in a Cray in one way or another, we believe in a creator, because we need to believe in something.
So there is a creator, where the need of worshiping need for fulfilling the Spirit. And there is a day of resurrection. And so we said the purpose of life is to worship the Creator. And that is linked to the final destination of Allah as the within the scope and
how the day of judgment has drawn near the
end here. And we said there has to be a day of judgment, there has to be reward and punishment, people have to be accountable for their deeds. I was watching one fairly popular report in the United States who started to become an atheist. And then after a week of firmly believing that there is no God, she went back to believe that there is a God because of the concept of retribution, because of justice, he started to just repeat themselves over and over and over again. So Hitler just died. Hitler just died.
repeating it over and over again. It made no sense to her that he would be responsible for killing so many people. But nothing happens to him. He got married, he actually, there's no punishment whatsoever. So it can't be that there is no resurrection. And there is no justice there. And there's nothing fulfilling there. And that's why for Islam, and then restoring the teachings of Islam, you will find things that you would think to be the least linked to the Day of Judgment. For example, the prophet,
which is one of the saints, he says, Whoever believes in Allah, and the last thing,
he should honor his guest. What is honoring the guests have to do with that? Or whoever believes in a lot in the last day? He should say that which is good, or who should keep silent? And of course, he is she as well, either or so what does that have to do with the last day, it has everything to do, because we you believe them because there is a resurrection, you will be asked about your deeds, you will be asked about what you say, and what we do. And that's why it is all linked to the date. Even honoring your guest, you will get rewarded for that. And if you're if you're rude to people, and if you lie, and if you've spread rumors intense, you will be held accountable for that. That's
why everything is linked to the Day of Judgment. And there is no motivation, nothing to motivate people to be good.
And nothing could stop anyone from stealing if you're not going to be held accountable. If you live life once, then why doesn't everyone just do whatever they do, and you're not going to be punished for it.
And so that's one of the problems that we're facing, again, speak for the United States. This is a problem that we're facing in United States with moving away from the belief in God. And the more you get into secularism, people always question morality, but you know, question to morality, to pay attention to that you don't have to believe me, I would like you to test it for yourself. He will always push to morality but morality. So when you say don't use about this bad work or that bad word, they say it's female speech.
And what's wrong with this bad word? and so on, so forth. So the question you when you say don't speak like this is, is not civilized is not proper, what would you say? What would you say what is proper? They question you, but they never question themselves, who's to say that it's right for me to walk around and curse left and right like that?
And move to say that I have to force other people to listen to this garbage that's appearing out of my mouth. What are the questions that everyone wants to question these things? And you've probably seen the campaign that's going around town it was in the UK a few weeks ago, the the big sign on the bus that says there probably is no God.
So don't work.
And it's interesting, obviously, there probably is. So you're calling people to something based on something.
So you're saying Hey, everybody after the fool, because maybe
there is no God, if there is,
So latos is
that the day of judgment has gone here, it has come close with people, they are busy with other things, they are taken by the glitter of this world, it has taken them and I am going to pick on the iPhone again, as I was checking out this morning. Now people forget the purpose, they see the glitter, they see the little things. And so you find a young person, and their main goal for the next three months is just to get the iPhone, and the iPhone, and he has it on his desktop and you stare at
And you see some of the items
and make a call please.
I also picked up a Gucci handbag. This is just my opinion not to agree. It's an extremely ugly handbag.
It was a cloth handbag with cheese all over it. That's it GGG is so ugly, but it's Gucci.
So people are taking these things their whole life to try and get this handbag, if they can afford it, they get
this design and that design. And they see some celebrity wearing their jeans backwards, suddenly, all these young people
and they see this move on and they want so badly and they sell things and they work extra and negotiate a great deal to buy it. And then after three months, they bored with it, they get something else, you know, something I grew up around the world, I grew up in Europe and in Asia, certain parts of Africa. And I was amazed when I found myself in the United States. So 13 years ago, I was amazed by the concept of the walk in closet. I've never seen something like that before in my life. And for them before you open your closet, the closet always consisted of some shelves, perhaps a drawer or two, and you put everything there it was big enough to put your clothes in. I was still
amazed when I saw people with a closet so huge that they could fit in their whole body could fit in it. And you walk in and you surrounded by clothing,
shirts, all kinds of things.
And in the end was the conclusion.
So it was needed for me to see that people can have so many clothes and so many outfits for every type of weather. Now, if the sun is partly cloudy, they've got to go according to their mood, there were
all kinds of things, and fashion informed and
gadgets that you're told that you need, and you don't need and you're surviving very nicely without them. And all these gadgets that save you time but in the interest of time for
the glitter of this world has taken us away from the purpose of life. By the way, I'm not calling that anyone leaves, you know, the minute that you know, you need to become Muslim, say don't break your iPhone, punch through your laptop screen, you know, destroy your car, and then that's it. We're not saying that. We're saying everything with moderation. And it's not one of the beautiful things about it. It teaches moderation everything should be Margaret. Used to be your way of life is a snap. And it's linked to your worship of Allah. And that's why you find worship in every part of this village. When you put on your clothing, there's a little prayer for that. When you look at
yourself in the mirror, you remember a lot even as you're just looking at yourself, because the marathon is huge, right? It's me talking, looking in the mirror, give yourself the Wink in the gun.
from different angles are so happy about it, even at that point.
The prayer for looking in the mirror
says, Oh Allah, just as we have completed my physical appearance, complete madness of eternal madness, characteristics, and mannerisms, even then you're remembering a lot at the time mostly thinking and focusing on yourself. You're remembering from a CPC worship in every AP, AP or aspect of life. Because you're constantly reminded of what is the purpose of life, and all the other things come secondary. So yes. Now to go back and say yes, get the iPhone is not a problem, get the Gucci bag, even though just has cheese on it. And that's not really a useful sentence, I would prefer a Gucci handbag said, this purse cost me $400. That's a useful statement. That is cheese.
And maybe zeros are attractive.
The point is, Islam is not saying leave off everything. And a lot of people sometimes think of it that way. And even sometimes Muslims
said, Look, I have a laptop, I used to love it so much, I was afraid that the laptop were taken away from the last one.
So next time, it takes you away from listening to me first.
But it's not required to be to break something, and a laptop isn't really going to take you away from a lot. It's not like you're going to start going to the laptop
that the day of judgment has drawn here. But people are still busy with the glitter of this world. They're just running after things here and there that they believe will make them happy. And after they get them, there's still that emptiness inside, there's still that emptiness inside, you know, something, every time a new car comes up. I've never owned a brand new car, right? Every time a new car comes out.
And then I got for financial reasons.
In the end,
three months later, I don't like it anymore. Well, six months later,
oh, seven to eight is gorgeous, I'm happy to do that. And then the oh eight you love it you want to get it looks better. And you know what? So you think that if I get this car will be so happy. But maybe after seven months.
Now I'm stopping for five years, I can't even look at other cars.
you will be overtaken by this world, the things that attract us the things that we feel will make us happy or make ourselves believe these things will make us happy. But the truth is true happiness is in the worship.
And that's why you see people around the world. And those of you who have traveled a lot, you've probably seen people when comparison to what we have nothing. But they're so happy. And you've seen people who live in affluent neighborhoods, and very rich people with the best cars and the best home, schools and so on and so forth. And yet they're unhappy. And it's interesting, again, states, even though deep down.
I should have said that better outcome the states were in the majority of affluent neighborhoods, we have the highest percentage of people have gone to the shrink, and the wife has got this book is shrinking. And the young man is into this kind of problems and the ghosts as well. So then they'll say things like, you know, this person needs a successful person, but his wife had a nervous breakdown, his daughter, my son from jail, his daughter's going to the shrink. No, and he has mental issues. Excuse me, how is he successful? Exactly. How is he? Is he successful with all these problems? successful means his government cars got home, he's got all these things his backup, you
know, is it doesn't have minuses, you know, like my bank, my bank of america
begins because there's collected data.
And there's no doubt that everyone in this room is gone. There is no doubt I don't think any sane person in here believes that there's a day when they will not die without Now
none of us believe that there's a day that there won't be a day when you die. Because we all got even if someone here has some kind of outrageous hope that you know I'm gonna freeze myself and one day they'll stick me in
Giant microwave, and then I'll be revived again, even that person know that they're going to die. So if we're going to die, and we know that there's a resurrection, what do we have to show for the date of resurrection?
Because it is wrong, and no one knows when they're going to die. Most people believe that they will die, you know, when they're on their deathbed, and all their children and their grandchildren are circled around him. And then they will say some very well organized words of prose that are food of wisdom. And suddenly,
everybody would like it to be romantic. But we don't know whether we're going to die. Some people will die within the month, somebody will die within a year.
Is it fair to assume that no one in this room will die a year from now?
Is it fair to assume that
but everyone right now feels it's not gonna be that
heavy right now I set it up.
It could be you, the early Muslims used to say, the death overlook to overlook you to think the soles of your bones, and one day he will come to you, and overlook.
What do you do on that day? How do we?
What do you say to every single one of us who stand in front of Allah and will be asked about the words that we use the things that we did, we'll be asked about that. And only those whose good deeds outweigh their bad deeds, we'll be the ones who enter paragraphs. But what if you thought we were doing good deeds, but they weren't good deeds, and they were good deeds in the sight of your given community.
and we understand, and we know that three things will fall into your brain. And I always like to remind people that we think will fall into your brain and your family and your work in your teens. But once they put you in the ground, your family will come back to fight over good deeds, and you have nothing left to fight over your money, your wealth, and you have nothing left except
your good deeds.
And so then
the purpose of life is to worship the Creator, but it is to worship Him in how he wants to be worshipped. Because you've heard people make the argument that there are as many ways to God as they are souls on earth. And many people accept that. But the problem is that, first of all, that is an assumption and a statement made by somebody who is not backed by any scripture is not backed by anything specific. The second thing is that how can you believe that everything in this world is organized, those of you who are computer programmers, or chemists or engineers, you know that there's a system to do everything, there's a way there's a pattern, and there's a technique, but
when it comes to finding your way to God, everybody can do it. However, they love. This guy. paradise of this world as a like frog every once in the morning, this guy thinks he can do it through this way, too. That way, this group says, We're gonna kneel, kneel down, this group says we're gonna hang upside down, and everyone thinks they can reach out their own way. So out of the fairness of God, is that he shows what is the truth? And I know a lot of people think
that how can I know? Where's the truth? There's so many religions on Earth right now. And I can't tell you the truth. I don't know if it's not Judaism or Christianity or Buddhism or Taoism, or Jainism, Zoroastrianism, how do I know where is the truth? And remember what we said in the beginning, we said God is there. And he was just, it can't be that he's there. And he's just, and he makes his religion blend in amongst the false. If there's one truth, it has to stand up.
For an Amanda,
what is besides the truth, except that it's false? Meaning if it's not true, it's not disposable. It can't be that there's more than one true that there's one God and that's true. And they're 20 dogs, and that's also true. They're three gods. And that's also true, there's one true and the rest are not true. So how do we know where the truth is?
We'll take another analogy.
If I give you 10 essays, and I'll tell you, one of these essays was written by Shakespeare, and the other nine were written by a second graders. Are you telling me it will take you a long time to determine which is which you're going to come up with Okay, I'm not sure which one it is, but I've got these two. So I'm not sure what to say.
For this strange one is titled art. Hello.
Do you know which one Shakespeare plays? It's very clear. So are you telling me for the sake of argument, let's say there are 3000 villages are correct. If one is from Allah.
And 2999 are a combination of being from devils from con men and all kinds of other things, I can't tell, which is the one from a law versus the one written by devil or a comment, or what have you. It can't be that the work of a law looks just like the work that we've done. And I know a lot of people are confused, and they think, well, who knows who has the truth? And those things are very sure of who has the truth? Because we looked at analytics, and one of my personal showing up showing a personal one of my favorite, favorite and personal appointments. Now, is that caused you to contemplate the program itself, contemplate this book itself? Is it could it have been written by a
human being? Is it strong enough to have to take it safely and accurately assume or claim that it was written that it was from a law, that it has no contradiction whatsoever, that it has no discrepancies? They have no solutions for problems that don't have the solution don't work themselves. So that caused us to think and to contemplate, and Muslims in the room right now, the majority of them if not all, they have conquered them. And they should have the clear truth that stands out. And that's why there are so many people who read the Quran, and they immediately recognize that it's not a normal book that couldn't have been written by men. And there's so many
things that is not the time for it, or the time permits so many things, that if you stack them one on top of the other, you will see that it's impossible for any human being, no matter how brilliant to have written such a book 1400 years ago. Now this to some of you might seem like an outrageous claim. But the answer is very simple. There are cracks in the fridge, at the back of the room on these tables, I'm telling you, that is the book of Allah, and it has absolutely no status. So it would seem that it's easy for you to disprove me.
And so that means that
the test lies and you getting a copy of the format, and reading it and looking at it analytically, does this look like the writing of a normal human being.
perhaps it's best to conclude. And I would like to mention, again, the most important things.
And these most important things that I'm going to mention, they don't cause you any friction. And if they agree with you, you basically have the ingredients of what it takes to become
the first and most important thing. And because it's the most important messaging, and you will find it on every single page, that there's only one God, and he's the only one that should be worshipped. The worst sin is to worship something besides Him, or to worship something alongside with.
So that is the number one thing. So these are called the five pillars of Islam. As you know, pillars are what hold up a foundation. So these are what hold up is not one that there's only one God worthy of worship, nothing else should be worshipped. And nothing else is worthy of worship, and that the Prophet Muhammad
is a servant, and His Messenger, nothing right? Not this helper, not an angel servant, and His Messenger. And he is a man who came with the same message of all the prophets before all the prophets, whether you look at them in the Old Testament, or the New Testament, or whether you look at the stories of the prophets through the Koran, you will find that all of them call to the worship of one God. And this has been mentioned so many times.
All you have to do is just go to Bible calm, and just look up the word Bibles, and see how many times God would threaten. And that is the accurate word, revenue. David Solomon, people in the prophets of nations from worshiping something besides. So that's the message that you find consistently throughout the Old Testament. Then you look at the message of Jesus, and he also didn't change the 10 commandments, the most important things you honor your parents with with your neighbors, you don't feel you don't lie. But they asked him what is the first commandment and he said, Here, O Israel, the Lord or God is one door. If you look at all the sentences spoken by Jesus
in the Bible, just what Jesus said, not what people explained, you will find constantly and consistently that he was calling people to worship God.
Not once, not once did he clearly or explicitly say you need to worship not once he says
And worship the Father who is in heaven, I wouldn't call them good teacher by college.
Because it's only the father who's good.
So you don't walk away with the message that he was the third godhead or that he needs to be worshipped. not explicitly, you will find vague hints to the Trinity. But they are not acceptable when it comes to the most important message. The most important message in the forum is the oneness of Allah, it's on every single page of the book. If I give you a booklet, how to fix a flat tire, you read the whole thing, it has to address the topic how to fix a flat tire, clearly and explicitly. But what if you read the whole thing? And there's only a hint, a vague hint, the optics of laptop, that doesn't work? So how can you be the most important message is whatever it is john
316, for the purpose of the Lord's anger through the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, or whatever? How can that be the most important message that he was defined in the kingdom? Since it's not there? Clearly and explicitly? How many times have you give speeches in and on the roadside, in people's homes in the temple? How many times we give sermons? Not once did he say, listen, it's very clear, I think the third Godhead,
we need to worship. So the message has to be clear and explicit, and we cannot accept vague hence the Trinity, because it's the most important message that cannot be vaguely alluded to, it has to be clearly mentioned.
And so when we look at your teachings of the Old Testament, and you look at the teachings of the New Testament, you find constantly that there is one God, I am your Lord, besides me, there is no God. And then you look at the message of the Prophet, Mohammed, Salah, and it's the same exact message, the 10 commandments don't change. And it's one god that is worthy of worship. And you find that you mentioned all the other prophets, and mentions their names and mentions the events in their lives. And if this book, were written by an imposter who pretended to be a prophet, then you would spend the majority of the book talking about how great he was, and talking about himself, and not talking
about other prophets. Jesus is one of the top five of the greatest prophets. And it's no joke, and you cannot pick and choose from issues of belief. Islam is very strict in issues of belief, more flexible in issues of dealings and worship, in issues of belief. It's very stripped out of the 2 billion Muslims on Earth, if one of them today stood up and said, I don't believe in Jesus, or I believe no brothers, but I don't like scholar
So an imposter when you make the stipulation is made up religion, that you have to believe in these other men who can, versus you just have to believe in me, as witches were in the hospital do. So you find again, the consistent message of one God, also,
that all Prophets came from the same place, that if I were to take you back some 1000s of years ago, suppose someone says, Yes, this is the time of Jesus, right? So Jesus was right there in front of them. And he was a prophet sent by law to teach people. And he says, Well, I choose to follow someone who
was a prophet of God. So I'm following someone, and they tell him that God sent you a prophet right now. He's here on Earth now, today, and his messages here if it was sent for you? Yes, but I know that they came from the same place. I mean, they all came from God. So I'm just going to stick to that to what Solomon did. Can you ignore the profit that Allah sent to you? Even though you're following one of the prophets of love? Surely you were, this one was sent now with the new message with the latest version, and you're gonna fall back on your teachers. And so by doing that right now,
where they believe in the true message of Jesus, or the belief in the current message of Jesus, are various different messages as people interpret them differently. But they refuse to follow the new prophet that was sent to them 600 years after Jesus with the same message message, but something would abrogate and the way to pray and all these details and the new message, but between now I'm going to choose to follow this message.
And that's why if you look at the Jews, they believed in everybody from Adam, and including Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Abraham, love
and Jesus, they don't follow the belief within the Christians did a better job and they believe in everybody, including the province you mentioned, and we believe in Jesus but this stuff
and then the most important
Better, everybody, including Jesus and including,
because he was a prophet of Allah sent to you sent to you. The message of the forum is to all of humanity, wherever you're from, and whoever you are, that's the message sent to you is where a lot tells you how he wants to be worshipped, and how you should worship Him. And He tells you the rules of this world, the do's and the don'ts. And he warns you the Day of Resurrection, which is the day that everybody in this room outside of this room will experience. So the first of the five pillars is that you believe in the worship of love alone, he's the only one worthy of worship, and that the Prophet Muhammad is His servant, and His Messenger.
After that, then becomes the prayer and we pray five times a day. And this is the least you can do. And it only takes moments out of your day. And it's not really a disruption of your daily routine, it's actually the highlight of your daily routine, because we were put off for commercial to creative. So it doesn't make sense that we go through the entire day, once thinking of the greater and
greater. So for company worship, alone. And that makes sense to us.
That you have.
And then after that, there is a small percentage that you give out of your yearly savings, not permanent, that 2.5%. So if you save $1,000, in the bank for over a year, you give $25 to the state, and I guarantee no one in this room is that stage, that they only get $25 out of 1000, I guarantee that everybody in this room gives a lot more than that every year.
That's all it requires. The third is there is a lunar month of Ramadan, and most of you are aware of it. And this is one month during the year when we try to put the effort in do your best into being good, being romantic, watching what comes out of your mouth, and you fast, which is the physical side of it. But the most important part of it is what comes you know what happens during the month, you worship excel in Washington just this one month. And I'm sure we're in problem with worshipping a lot. After all the good that he does first
year in worship, I love to have children six months out.
And then the last thing is we have journeyed a pilgrimage to Mecca once a lifetime if you're physically and financially.
These are the five most important things. So if these five things did not turn you off, if they did not scare you away, then you actually now have agreed with what makes you a Muslim. So now we have been reconstruct what it takes to become a Muslim, and not think that this will be a departure from the teachings of Jesus, this is actually in line and the continuation of what all the prophets came.
so perhaps with that said, it's best to end here.
for questions and answers, I would like to thank all of you, for your listening, I would love to encourage all of you to talk to them, around you, those who are reading the green shirt that says what is the purpose of life, ask them about Islam. Take books is free material, and don't let it you know, don't let your abilities and your work and your exams and papers take precedence over the most important thing, which is the purpose of life. But obviously, before I leave, I would like to ask
who would like to become so right now? For
the brave souls take the first step who's going to do that?
Okay, who would like to do it later and not put their hand up? Right? Now? Put your hands up.
Okay, great. So do please look into the ark, please talk about it more. And there's a lot of material in the back. And those of you who agreed with the five pillars of Islam, who agreed with the basic message that we have spoken about today, you actually have the ingredients of a Muslim, so it doesn't make sense for you to not accept this down. If you believe that only one God should be worshipped, that the Prophet Muhammad was probably one of the prophets of Allah to to came with the same basic message as before him, and he fits the mold of a Prophet and his teachings and his actions are the same. And so if you have come, that goes, that would be a shame to not become
Muslim. And number three from that, but again, I'd like to thank you for listening. And
thank you very much.