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Bakula ma says that in beta or colavita attend Bala wakulla de la pena brothers and sisters in Islam. It is from the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That he chose the strongest of Muslims and those with the strongest Eman to spread his religion at a time when it was difficult and dangerous to spread his religion. And it's also from the wisdom of Allah azza wa jal that he chose us to spread the religion in a time when it is so easy to tell people about the truth of Allah azza wa jal when there is very little danger, or we face very little danger when we call people to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is from the mysteries of how early generations brought the majority of the
world and brought so much of the world into Islam just from mere contact, just from their conduct, just from their mannerisms. And it's from the mysteries of how we have so many websites and organizations that spread out pamphlets and booklets and ons, and we have so many satellite channels that talk about Islam nonstop and yet Islam does not grow in our times as it did for early generations. So today, we want to ask the question, why is it that we do not engage in enough dour? Why is it that we don't go out and actively call people to the religion of Allah subhanaw taala Why is our oma today falling?
When it comes to Dawa, why are we falling short when it comes to calling people to Allah? subhanho? wa Taala? That is the question that we would like to examine today. Perhaps it is that many of us believe that Islam is the fastest growing religion on Earth, or the fastest growing religion in the West. But the question is, is that really the truth? Is it the truth that Islam is the fastest growing religion? Or is it something that we have just accepted, without really examining and without questioning. And there are actually many theories behind this statement, that Islam is the fastest growing religion. Some people believe that it was put out by certain people, certain enemies
of Islam, to create an alarmist mentality. So people become afraid of the spread and the growth of Islam. And they do things to curtail or to stop the growth of Islam in the West. So that's one theory, that is not the fastest growing religion, but they keep spreading that in order to cause fear among Westerners. Another theory is that Islam is growing fast in the West, mostly due to immigration of Muslims, and the childbirth rate of Muslim families, not because people are so much converting and coming into Islam.
Another theory is that the enemies of Islam put this statement out, so the Muslims can relax. So the Muslims relax, because we see that Islam is being attacked left and right. It's presented horribly in the media. And we're not giving Dawa, and still it's the fastest growing religion on Earth. So what that tells me is that I can relax, that the body of the religion will do the work, and I don't need to do much work. And for anyone who wants to see, or to disprove the fact that Islam is the fastest growing religion, look at many Muslim countries, and look at the many Muslim countries in Africa, or just countries in Africa in general, look at the percentage of non Muslims or Christians
specifically in these countries 20 years ago, and look at the percentage of Christians today, look at the percentage of Christians in Indonesia 20 years ago, and look at the percentage, not the numbers, the percentage of Christians in Indonesia today, and you will find an incredible, incredible rise in the percentage of Christians throughout Africa and throughout many Asian countries. The reason being is that they are putting millions and millions of dollars and sending 1000s upon 1000s of missionaries, calling people to Christianity, enticing Muslims with wealth, with clothing, with food with anything to get them to leave Islam and enter into Christianity. In certain
parts of Africa. They're building churches that look like mosques to bring people in. And one part of Sudan, which is a country that constantly proclaims how Islamic It is, in just one region, there are 450 churches, and so many missionaries there preaching and converting people to Christianity. So the question is, is Islam really the fastest growing religion? Can we really rely on this statement that has not been verified? And then relax and just wait for the religion to grow by itself? Or is this a false statement? And we really, really need to step up and do work for the sake of Allah azza wa jal. So is that the reason that we don't give enough Dawa that we believe this religion is
spreading without much work? Or is it perhaps that we do not really believe in the reward of Allah subhana wa tada when Nev Salallahu alaihe salam said in a hadith da da Allahu because you know what hidden highroller came in hombre Nam, that for Allah azza wa jal to guide one person through you is better for you than the best of wealth, the red camels, the best of wealth in another generation. highroller come in a dunya one mafia, oh, in another narration better for you than the whole world and everything that's in it, or yet another narration better for you than what the sun rises upon. Yeah, and the entire world. If we really believe this Hadith, and it's an authentic hadith, if we
really took it to heart, how much work would we will be doing for the sake of Allah? How many times a week when we call people to the religion of Allah subhanaw taala. If we truly took this hadith to heart,
Allah as though again says in the Quran, woman accidental code and minnemann da Illa Allah who Amina sorry hon wa Taala, in any mineral muslimeen and who is better in speech? So it's a rhetorical question, Allah azza wa jal is telling us there is no one better in speech than one who calls to Allah and does the righteous deeds and says I am from amongst the Muslims. If we truly believe this was the best of speech, how much would we engage in the best of speech every day of the week? How much would we engage in the best of speech? If we truly believe this verse in the Quran? Or is it that we don't believe in how much Allah subhanaw taala
rewards those who give Dawa and maybe salatu salam describe that Allah subhanaw taala and his angels and the fish in the sea and even the ants in their burrows, they use aluna Danwon lemon National Fair, they will pray for the one who teaches people good things. You as a Daya going out and teaching people good things, whether they're Muslim or non Muslim, you will get this the prayers of Allah azza wa jal, the angels, the ants in their burrows and the fish in the sea, do we know of any other person or any other act that will get you even the prayers and the draw of the ants and the fish? Do we know of anything else that received such great reward? Do we know of anything else were
with you, the reward will keep continuing. If you teach someone something good, they act upon it, you get the reward when you do it, and every time they do it. And if they take that knowledge which you gave them, and they teach it to 10 people, you get reward every time these 10 people do it. And if the 10 go out and teach others the reward keeps on going and going and going. And we know how Allah azza wa jal multiplies rewards, so you get one reward and it's multiplied by 10. And then Allah multiplies by seven and then Allah multiplies by 100. Will law who you live with in Asia and then Allah multiplies further to whomever He wills. If we truly believed in this, how much work
would we put for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, but if someone told us there was a stock that multiplies in the same way, we would sell everything that we had in order to invest in that stock, but this is the stock of Allah azza wa jal. So who is going to buy then? Who is going to buy in the stock of Allah azza wa jal? So is it that we believe Islam is the fastest growing religion? That's why we don't call to Allah azza wa jal or is it that we don't have enough belief strong Eman in the reward of Allah azza wa jal? Or is it that we don't care enough about people? Do we care enough about individuals that we want to save them from a Hellfire whose fuel is men and stones? Allah azza
wa jal addresses the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam in South Africa, Allah azza wa jal says Fela Allah aka birth here on nestucca 30 him ilam you may know behead and Hadith esfr Allah subhanaw taala. In this ayah is giving us insight to how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam felt internally. Allah zojila says perhaps you will kill yourself in grief, so much grief with Brazil and felt that he perhaps would die from this grief over what? over their footsteps. I thought him over their footsteps here meaning when they turn away from you. So the process lm almost killed himself in grief in sadness over the courage when they turned away from his message in them, you know, behind
the decalcify This is how much and Nabi sallallahu Sallam cared for people. This is how much he cared to save people from the hellfire. So now ask yourself brothers and sisters, if you're coming out of your home, and you see your next door neighbor on fire, how would you react? Would you just get on your car and continue on your journey? Or would you even risk your own self and risk your own life in order to put the fire out? Would you clamor and rush to try to put the fire out? If it's your neighbor who's on fire? If it's your coworker who's on fire if it's your classmate who's on fire? No doubt you would clamor and put your best of your abilities to put the fire out. But what
about the fire that these people are potentially facing a fire far more severe the fire of Allah azza wa jal, that is not just mere moments or seconds, but eternity. And the Hellfire was a as a villa. If we really cared about people, would we not then want to save them from this fire? If we truly claim that we care about people? Would we not want to save people from the Hellfire of Allah subhanaw taala and mark this brothers and sisters, the people that you don't want to save from the Hellfire on the Day of Judgment, they might try to put you into the Hellfire because everybody wants an excuse in front of Allah is diligent. How do you know that your neighbor for five years will not
come in front of Allah azza wa jal and he will want any excuse and he will use you as an excuse in front of Allah subhanaw taala What if he says, Oh Allah, I was his neighbor for five years and not once that he called me to Islam. Oh Allah, I work with him in the same company for a full year and he would fast and he would stop the prey but not once. Did he tell us about your book? Not once did he tell us about your Prophet salallahu idea who said no.
This they will try to put you into the Hellfire if you don't try to save them from it right now.
So once again, why is it that we do not engage in calling people to Allah azza wa jal perhaps it is the famous excuse of not having enough time, but the reality is brothers and sisters who has enough time, no one has time. Everyone is busy. Everyone has a family. Everyone has bills to pay. Everyone has exams and things to prepare for.
are not the people who have time. That's why they give Dawa that to us or people who forced time for Allah azza wa jal during their day.
They are not the people who have time. They have a lot of free time and then they go and call people to Allah. No, they are busy people, and they force time for Allah subhanaw taala to call people to Allah azza wa jal evidence of that is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he went to a pif, first of all, a thought is 60 kilometers away from Mecca, and he walked. And this was right after coming out of the ravine, so is after the death of Abu Talib, and after the death of Khadija, which means the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had four daughters to take care of. And he had things to do his stuff that he found time and he said, since I have free time, I'll go to a thought if he had
responsibilities, he had a household. He had mouths to feed. But he started walking this distance of 60 kilometers to a pif. And he remained in a pie for a number of days, calling people to Allah azza wa jal, the scholars say this story, and this incident is evidence that you make time for Dawa. It's not that he had 10 free days. So he decided to go to a pif. He had things to do, but he forced time for calling people to Allah azza wa jal. And we're not saying that those of you who have free time need to call your neighbors I need to call others to Allah. We're saying every single one of us is busy, but we have to force time to call people to Allah. So again, we have to make time for Dawa.
And don't wait for a day when you'll be free and have absolutely nothing to do. And this is the day to give the hour, we need to make time for it. We need to force time into our life.
Or perhaps then, many of us don't give that hour because we don't understand that it's an individual obligation upon every single one of us. And this news may sometimes sound strange to some people, because many people believe as long as there is some imams as long as there's some Messiah or calling people to Islam, as long as there is a dour committee in the masjid that absolves me from the blame. And I don't have to give Dawa as long as there are organizations and websites who have material that's available for non Muslims who are interested in Islam that absolves me from the responsibility, but that is incorrect. What is correct inshallah brothers and sisters is that every
single one of us right now in this room, every single one of us is obligated to give Dawa on a basic level. On a basic level, every single one of us is obligated to give Dawa and there is probably not one person in this entire room who cannot give Dawa on a basic level. So that means the ruling on giving that hour is that it's an individual obligation. Everyone is obligated to give Dawa on a basic level and higher levels have certain individuals for them.
And there is much much evidence to indicate this from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Nabi sallallahu Sallam said to me when I convey from me, even if it's one idea or one sentence, so he didn't say only the scholars that you're just conveying information. So when the President gave this command, it was a general command. It was for everybody, and maybe some of Lotus alum when he gave his farewell hotbar his farewell sermon. In the end, he said, Phil, you Bender, Ushahidi live. So he said, Let those who are present, convey to those who are not present. And there were many people who are present, the command was for all of them to go out and to convey the news to those
who are not present. So it doesn't mean that you have to be of a certain level of scholarship or anything of that sort. When the Prophet sallallahu Sallam took the pledge from the Muslims, he took the pledge upon a number of things, and amongst them, oneness, Harlequin, a Muslim, and to give advice to every Muslim, likewise, NDB sallallahu wasallam said in the Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim at Dien, and see her again on naziha, that the religion is sincere advice. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made it seem as if all of Islam is to give advice to one another, as if that's what their religion is about. And he worded it this way to show us the importance of giving the si ha and
Have we not heard the stories brothers and sisters have we had not heard the many stories of how easily people enter into Islam? Have you not heard the story of the 14 year old girl who borrowed an English copy of the Quran from her school library, and then she went home and she read only two verses and decided to become Muslim. Just to birth verses from the book of Allah is the origin. It's over about 600 pages. She read to
Verses and decided to become Muslim. Have we not heard the story of the man who entered the public washroom, saw the Muslims waking making will do and immediately decided to become Muslim. He found a group of people that wash themselves before they stand in front of their god. What more respect can there be? just from watching this? He became Muslim? Have you not heard the story of the young woman that was sitting at the airport? And she saw three men praying? And she went home and researched Islam and she became Muslim immediately.
Why is it that this resonates with the hearts of people so much? It resonates because it's the truth. The truth from Allah subhanaw taala it resonates in people's hearts It is so effective. It is so strong. Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, further Allah como la hora, boeckmann sanada Abaddon hup de la bella, for to soften Allah azza wa jal is saying that is your Lord Allah the truth, and what is besides the truth except that it's false? Allah azza wa jal is telling us in this ayah that there's only one truth. And if it's not the truth, then it's falsehood. If it's not the truth, then it's falsehood. And Allah azza wa jal gave us the truth and the truth, by its nature, it
is strong, and it resonates in people's hearts in nature, it destroys the false hood, Allah subhanaw taala says, well, Pooja was that happen Barton, in Alba cola can as a hookah a large audiences and say the truth has come, and the false hood has vanished, and surely false by its nature, it is bound to vanish. So Allah subhanaw taala gave us the truth. And he made it so easy for us to call people to Allah, and he made it relatively not dangerous at all, even the minister or the Allahu anhu he walked upon, he walked in upon the companions of the Prophet sallallahu. And he said them while they were saying that the Quraysh have never heard the Quran recited publicly in front of them, so it no
matter what volunteered to do it and they told him no, we want someone who has a strong tribe that might protect him, not you, but he insisted, and he goes out to the courtyard of the Kaaba. And he begins out loud to recite Surah Rahman. And the police were so shocked at this, that this skinny that this small shepherd boy who has no tribe, and no protection, would dare recite the Quran out loud in front of the leaders of the kurush. And so they attack him and they beat him so severely, that the narrator says we could not tell his nose from the rest of his face. Yeah, and his entire face was so swollen that they couldn't see where his nose was. So when he entered upon the
companions, they said to him, this is why we didn't want you to go. This is why we wanted someone else who could be protected to go out and do it. And what is the answer of
his answer? If you wish, I will go and repeat the same thing tomorrow. This is the caliber of people that Allah subhanaw taala put at a time when it was life threatening to call people to Allah. We all know the story of bitter or the low on Well, he was being tortured in the heat in the hot sands with the boulders on his chest. While he's being tortured, he kept on repeating over and over again. I hadn't I had a had an ad. later on. The Companions asked him, Why is it that you kept repeating a hug and a hug. And his response is amazing. He says, I was saying many things besides a hug and a hug. But I realized that I hadn't had when I said it, it upset them the most. So I said it the most.
You would expect that when someone's being tortured, he would say things that would please those who were were torturing him, but he's saying what would upset them the most. This is the caliber of people that Allah subhanaw taala put when it was difficult and life threatening to call people to Allah. And there is virtually no threat to our lives or to even to our physical well being when we call people to Allah today. So what is our excuse? With that we ask Allah to make us of the dots will call to his religion.
A fool of Allah had our stuff for Allah had all the money welcome in Jamia No. First off, we're all CFOs and Mr. Fairey ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness, surely those who ask for his forgiveness shall prosper.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah I mean, by the idea he was so happy here Jemaine about. We'd like to ask all the brothers to kindly move forward or tighten your lines inwards to make more room for people in sha Allah.
So what is our reason then? What is our reason for not being active to heart? What is our reason for not reaching out to everyone around us? What is our reason for being here in North America for decades, and until now, many people don't even know what Islam
is what is the reason behind all of that?
Or could it be that our belief in the reward of Allah in the jinn specifically is a little bit weak? When you contemplate the companions and the righteous before us, for them, paradise was close, and Jenna was very nearby. Do you not see the comments of hon Jomo, they're low on when it was the buckle of a hood and his sons, they wanted him to stay back because he was lame. He had the limp, and they wanted him to stay back. And they told him you're not obligated to go out for jihad. And so they took their complaint to the prophets of Allah how to send them. And the process allowed him to go. And then he asked the prophets I said, lamb, he, what he says was, what he said was, I would
like to be killed today and enter Paradise with this limp of mine today, the way he speaks, you feel that he really believes that Paradise is close with the same limp that I have. I want to limp into paradise today. You feel that it's so close, and from the illustrations of how much they believed in the reward of Allah azza wa jal, and how much they believed in agenda is the story mentioned in Sahil Buhari, the story of the young orphan boy, there was a young orphan boy, and he had a metal that was left to him. And he wanted to build a wall around his metal. And so he comes upon an area where there's a palm tree that belongs to his neighbor. So in order to build around that palm tree,
his wall would not become straight, and therefore it would become weak. So he asked his neighbor to give the palm tree to him, so he can include it in his territory and build the wall around it. So his neighbor refused. So he tells him, you have many other palm trees, and this one won't hurt you. So just give it to me so my wall can be straight, and the man refused. And so the young boy he goes, and he complains to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Nabi sallallahu Sallam brings the man and the boy together. And he tells him, give the palm tree to your brother. And so the man refused. And perhaps that the man was angered that this young boy would complain into the profits of
the law to settle down because of this palm tree. So he was angered enough to refuse to give it to the process. lm says, Give the form tree to your brother and the man refused. So nav Savalas lm tells him, give the palm tree to your brother, where can Jenna and you will have an agenda, you will have paradise. And the man refused, and show the profits of a salon remained quiet? because how else can you entice someone when they refuse paradise? What else can you say greater than that? So from the people that were at that gathering, was the great companion of wood that hora de la Juan and della Juan, he had a meadow that belonged to him in Medina, that everybody knew. And it had 500 palm
trees, and a well and the house built in. This was the meadow and the only possession of the lava. But when he saw the equation in front of him, and he saw that the end result was agenda, he asked the Prophet sallallahu to send them, you know, Salalah if I give the palm tree to the boy, well, I get a palm tree in paradise. And the pro seller told him Yes. So he says to the man who owns the palm tree, he says, Do you know about my metal? And the man's answer? He says, Is there anyone in Medina who doesn't know your metal? Meaning it was that popular? And it was that great. He tells him will you exchange this one palm tree of yours for my entire medal. And the man accepted in front of
the prophets Allah sent them and immediately tells the young boy that he can keep the palm tree then he turns immediately to the Prophet sallallahu send them and he says oh prophet of Allah. Is there a palm tree in paradise for me right now in agenda
is a palm tree for me right now. It's so close for him. And maybe some Allah said them said come in. In Raja fil genetti EBITDA. Come come in temporada will generate a little bit the nav source lm is saying how many of the eight which is the the part of the palm tree that bears the fruit itself. How many of these full parts are right now in agenda for?
The narrator says the prophets have said him didn't repeat it once. He didn't repeat it twice. He kept repeating it until he got up and left that gathering.
he goes back to his medal or what used to be his medal and he wants to push the door open and take his wife and his children out because he gave it away for the sake of Allah. But he couldn't push the door open and see the look on his children's faces. When
He stops them from playing and takes him out to be homeless. So he couldn't open the door. So he just yelled out from the outside. Yeah, omega omega his wife, and she says, Love bake. He says come out of the metal. She says come out of the metal. Why is that? He says, I have sold it for a palm tree in paradise. And no doubt brothers and sisters, if you have a palm tree in Paradise, then no doubt you will be in paradise as well. So when he tells me that, what does she say? That she complained about where they're going to live? Does she complain about the provision or the money that they have lost? The she even asked for the details of which palm tree and how did you exchange
500 for one, she says Allahu Akbar, Robbie Halle Bay Area of a Dada, she said Allahu Akbar, what a prosperous saleya with Dada. And then she began to take the children out of the middle.
And she began to search their pockets and wish she would take out all the dates that they had in their pockets. And she would say this is not for us. This is for Allah subhana wa Tada. So brothers and sisters, this is how the righteous before us felt that paradise was close. This is how they sacrificed anything in order to do something for the sake of Allah or to do something in order to gain paradise. So what are we going to do? And these are people that we're going to be resurrected with on the same plane. So the question is, what kind of people do we want to be in front of Allah subhanaw taala people who just amassed wealth, people who just stayed here because of good health,
or health insurance, or because of good cars, or because of good roads, or because of a simple life? As we said before, it's an obligation upon every single one of us to call people to Islam, especially those that are in your immediate circles, your co workers, your neighbors, your people who study with you in school, these are people that we need to call to Allah azza wa jal and if all of us were very active in calling people to Allah subhanaw taala then what would the landscape look like today?
So without ask Allah subhana wa tada to make use of those who hear the truth as clear truth and follow the best of it, and to make use of those who see the false hood as clear falsehood and abstain from it for lahoma. Or in other words, open Akiva. What about Alibaba? And what's up next in Abba, Paloma? rajala dunya Amina when I'm a blogger elemina illa nerima sirona We ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant victory to Islam and to the Muslims. We ask Allah to grant freedom to all the Muslims and to all the scholars when we're being held and dealt with unjustly around the world. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant good health to all the sick from amongst the Muslims and to forgive
the dead from amongst the Muslims.
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