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brothers and sisters I I want to just remind us
that even in gathering
to hear a Mahabharata
there is a sunnah to that.
No, I understand this is your local mosque
and you come here every day
and you have your own places you like to sit.
However, if you want to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam this is what he said.
When he entered a masjid like this one his masjid and he saw people sitting in different places he didn't like that. He said, Why you don't draw yourselves up in rows
as the mullah Iike draw themselves up in front of the Throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala Okemah call Rasul Allah He SallAllahu wasallam. So brothers, I'm advising you just for the few minutes, me I will be in and out,
you know, one hour 45 minutes in and out the operations through
for the energy
for the Sunnah,
for the discipline,
we should try our best to sit together as brothers. And even the sisters if there's some sisters together.
You know, if you ask the surgeons who work on the brain, the microsurgery they will tell you the structure of the brain. The brain is made up of different cells.
And energy is passing to those cells to create thought,
the process is called synapse. This is the process in scientific terminology. It's called synapse.
How the energy travels from one part of the brain to another and forms thought. Without this see a synapse. There will be no energy there will be no complete thought and the human being would not have the distinction above animals.
When Allah He ordered us in the law, you have Bullard in your Cardinal feasability surfen under whom Banyana Marceau's Subhan Allah, Allah is telling us to line up the same way the cells inside the brain is lined up to carry the energy.
Brothers, me I'm not important person, and it doesn't matter who I am.
What matters is what we're going to talk about.
This is a session.
It's like brain surgery, heart surgery.
Something that keep you alive. Something bring you back to life something that makes the difference.
Because they are Masjid. Now, according to the most recent study, they have 5336 massages in America.
If I was talking money, you would not forget
5336 massages now okay, they're not all this size. But it doesn't matter. Allah do not look to the size and the amount. He's looking to the class and the benefit which comes from it is right.
But 5336 Masjid, when I became a Muslim, there was only 15 massages in the whole United States.
57 of them was in New York. So where's the rest of them?
We don't all over
5336 Now, when I became a Muslim, there was about 1.9 Or maybe 2 million immigrant Muslims who came from Yemen, who came from Lebanon who came from Palestine who came from Egypt who came from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, like that Turkish. Now, there is over
4.2 million Muslims who is in the first or second year
Immigration, immigrants. This is statistics which you can you know, the Homeland Security, they always stopping me and bothering me. So I've been checking on these statistics because, you know, they watch us more than we watch ourselves. So they got good statistics on the Muslims.
So they said now 4.8 4.3 I'm sorry, a million immigrant Muslims
and, and 3.2
new Muslims Muslim
reverts like myself.
When I became a Muslim there was only 85,000 reverts in the whole country and they wasn't even they don't even know about al Qaeda. They don't know nothing about, you know, sunnah. They don't know nothing about, you know, mostella heart of Hadith. They don't know. No,
they don't know No tafsir they didn't speak the Arabic language. Just they know Allah, Muhammad, Quran Maccha five pillars and didn't even get that right. But there was 85,001 of them was Malcolm X and he was only Muslim.
Oh, one of those rivers was Malcolm X. And you know, he became a Muslim and Mecca in order to make Hajj you know that right?
So when he wrote his letter, he was only Muslim 12 days. When he came back to America, two and a half months later, they killed him.
But most of the reverse Muslims who's in this country today, they came through His Word.
Spanner. Look at that. Somebody who was only Muslim What 12 days before he wrote a letter to
somebody on Sunday, he was only Muslim for two and a half months, and then they assassinate him. Maybe he didn't even I met had with his daughter. She said maybe my father didn't even know the whole Fatiha. Maybe she don't know.
But see how many people from his example in his words, to Islam? Subhanallah still coming.
So now brother, we have 6.86 points, eight, nine, close to 7 million Muslims in North America.
6 million United States of America 5336 massages. My question is, where is the community? What's my question?
A building is not a community.
Just like if you go into a hospital, you say hospital, but when you go into no doctors their day, no organization that nobody's at the desk. There's no machines that know nothing there. But because it's a hospital. You just gonna sit there all night wait for somebody or not? What would you do?
You go to the supermarket and say supermarket, Walmart, Hallmark halau Ma, whatever it says, But you go inside, you ain't got no registers ain't no food on the shelf, nothing like that you're gonna still be walking down the house? I'm asking, you know.
So then where is the community?
Where are the families who make the unit of the community? And where are the individuals who themselves is in charge of those families and those families
with those individuals who form the units of the community, who's the leader?
I didn't say who's the man we already know who's the man all the messages of 5336 masjids you know they have mm right. Probably some of them they get like four emails. You know they got Imam, Imam, backup Imam backup, backup, backup, backup, backup, Biggie mount small Imam, Imam with big turban small turban they got in specially Imam so sourcing, they got this Imam that Imam they get plenty Imams, but who is the leader? That means the one that take full responsibility of the community.
The one who can command the community,
the one who can say sit down, stand up, move out, was the leader.
I'm not asking you to answer that question here. You all men, and you know dealing with men is like difficult because you got all got your own egos. And I'm just coming and then I'm leaving. So you know, on the way out. You don't like what I said, Talk to me outside in the parking lot. But for right now, I'm asking some questions that I'm going to answer so you like it. Take the medicine. You don't like it? Do like you do too.
dentists say just leave your teeth alone they just go away.
So just don't even answer the question. Let's just keep going like this going on you see, these messages will become white elephants you ever seen a white elephant?
I'm asking you Did you ever see a white elephant
this mean very strange if you see one right
20 years from now if we don't form a community these places will become white elephants nobody's going to make this message into a dance hall it used to be movie theater before right now it is a walk of it not going to become dance hall or something like that. It just will not have anybody here
because the young kids
they ain't going to be sitting up in here like oh geez be set up in here I know. Oh geez mean old generation case you guys don't know. Oh generation Oh gangsters. old guys old girls old generation the kids in the street they call you what?
Oh gee. So don't be getting no attitude if they say hey, shoot me shake Oh gee, no matter what you call me. It says respect. There's the respectful name but it's just from some you know a mere you know the difference you understand I'm here if you go to Egypt you're trying to talk and somebody some classical Arabic it'd be take something wrong with you. Because they don't talk more classical Arabic is they do they have some knowledge but in the street they say they didn't know how to
is digital, whatever they talking like that. So in the street here, the kids they also have their own vernacular. And if they say oh gee, is respect mean that your generation is a telecom Chill out man. Oh, geez over here. So
if you go to most of the messages today, for fetcher day, nobody there but the Oh geez.
Filled up to Joomla from wall to wall, front, the back over here upstairs. All Joomla
but for us after the save your Joomla on Friday, I surprised how many people you think is dead
maybe 1015 people this class is done. To Joomla two and it's causing it parking lot. Also, it's just a 510 Five, six cars there. 5g How many people you think is dead?
1015 20 Maybe.
Because America is a big dunya
and people have many excuses shaytaan he have a lot of excuses at budget time.
Or it's too far. I ain't got no gas or I gotta be at work. Or I prepared here or it's warm was cold was raining. You know, I'm saying I got a little place over here my friend I go around the corner I decided that shape time he got a lot of stuff. We get 5g time you looking for any skills, shape time he got the 15 of them for you.
See, but if this community
if there's discipline, there's accountability,
If you open up a if you have a business, and I suppose be open up at eight o'clock in the morning, it's your business and you're going to make sure somebody didn't have an open tonight is right or wrong.
McDonald's See, they open up at seven o'clock. There's people inside McDonald's at six o'clock. They clean it up and put all the machines on the retina. And at seven o'clock in the morning. McDonald's is open. You ever been to a McDonald's? That's not open the time they say I'm asking you
know, they open?
Walmart, McDonald's Starbucks, all the places the hospitals, schools, they open the time they say why because it's business.
So most of them our first business is to prep.
And most of you you got cars you ain't catch no bus. So why are you not here? Because you ain't accountable. They ain't nobody to tell you look in your eyes and look in your face. It's a Abdullah was opportunity mangling See you at Fajr man for three mornings was what's going on with you? You can't get no attitude. Not if we got to. You know, we got some guys got big attitude and you.
You can't get no attitude. So don't be asking me no question. What do you mean? I'll ask you no question. Now you've made a commitment here.
You're supposed to be here. You're a man. You got a family. You've made a commitment here. You want to send you here for the 5g prayer. You know, this is America. So we can't tell you what the promise all Sam said. One day Prosser made the prayer. After he turned around. He looked and see there were some people when he said that if it was not, if it was not, he says he said he would have he said if it was not for the women and the children who's inside the homes.
I would have meaning that he said he would. He did. He never did this. I would have ordered the men to get some some wood. And I burned down the houses of people who weren't here for Fajr. You know that hadith, right? You heard that before, right? Oh, come call with him. So I was just I mean, he was very angry
that he don't see the people this Medina he know where everybody lives.
So if the prophet saw Sam, and he's a, he's a prophet of mercy, will model said
he's a prophet of mercy, but he gets angry when he don't see the men. Is it the fajr prayer? So if there isn't a meal here, he have the right to be angry. Why are you not here for the fajr prayer, you ain't got no excuse. But the problem is that the Muslims, they really don't want discipline.
So they want to build it. They want Jamaat they want, they want e they want to call it salatu. Juma or they want to call it the prayer. But they don't want Gemini because Gemini is accountability. Jamar is a responsibility. Gemma is a discipline you know in the Quran, you know many times the last month I'll say the word OMA you know when you say the word Jamaat
OMA is a bigger word but Jamaat is a descriptive noun for the Uma. Uma is could be the earth the OMA could be everyone on the earth. The amo could be those who follow Mohamed Salah slam it could be all the human beings don't know could be the Omar Abdullah Ibrahim Allah Islam could be the amount of a prophet or Nabi it could be this Omar that Allah but the word on my end the Quran, it comes 62 times.
Allah He used the word 62 times that means is very important word he described in the human beings we describe adults and problem mom's awesome or this is he says I was a beloved Minister Tangata Jamie says
you know, do you heard this first right quantum Hydra.
mancha what I mean by
this idea we can discuss
description the last one that was given directly to us. The followers of Muhammad Slauson, he says, You chloro you are going to hire, you are the best.
Martin, you are the best human
evolved out of taken out. So that means Allah He snatched the home of Muhammad Sal Sam, out of the entire Ummah, he snatched this part of me out, and he says, You are the best OMA evolved for the whole humanity. Why did he give the reason why? What's the what's the reason why?
Because you command what is right.
and you forbid, with your power, you prevent what is evil, or wrong.
And lastly, because you believe in Allah, because you have a covenant with Allah three reasons, right? Because you have you use your power to do what command was good. And you use your power, your resource to do what to prevent what's evil. And what's the third reason?
Because you honor your Eman, you honor your contract with Allah. This is what Eman Eman is the honoring of the contract you have with Allah because what does it mean a man, a man of means what? Trust right, Amanda is trust and Eman come from the same verb. So to trust to have a covenant to keep the covenant to have the honor to maintain this is a man this is a manner so when Allah says we're gonna be let it mean all of that to us
as Muslims, those are the three reasons why Allah made us to prefer it.
And we don't have to go into all the other islands. I'm not trying to here to discuss all of this suburb of the eight, not trying to give Tafseer on the I yet. I'm discussing the issue of community. Now.
Allah subhanaw taala also said,
Well, I'll just remove Jimmy Rocco, how many people they heard that?
Oh, you don't get it.
You don't hit before. So I asked the question. If I say how many people here like money, how many men here they like women? How many people here like to have a nice house? How many here would like to have $100 right now because I just came with somebody. I mean people like that. Everybody said like that.
But now I'm asking you Did you hear the idea before
who can hear
even if they only seven years old, they heard this idea because it is one of the central idea in dealing with the discipline of the Muslims. Wow.
Allah subhanaw taala says walk test you, you know in the Quran when Allah says five oh wow when he said that like that this is the command
fitness is a command, you'll have no choice. There's not like please think about this. No this is like an order, why test the movie?
So so hold on to the rope which Allah extend to you and do not be divided among yourself. Let's discuss that for a minute. Because he's talking about what are we talking about, again? What's the subject today?
So Allah says, hold on to the role that Allah extend to you. Now, there is a general consensus among all the scholars past and present, that the hablo Allah means the Quran and the Sunnah.
We talk about all the different groups who is recognized in the Quran and Sunnah, what it means Abdullah
what does it mean?
Quran and Sunnah.
So whoever is claiming to love Mohamed Salah slam, whoever is claiming to love Allah subhanaw taala who was claiming to follow the Quran, whoever is claiming to follow his sunnah whoever is claiming that this is the habit
and regarding those who fall into habit and that was the next board
now, you know, people who think they in the right way, people who think they are very religious, they are very disciplined. They have the knowledge, they have the discipline. They got the right school, they got the right scholars, they got the right books, they got the right dress, they got the right column, they got this they got that, didn't they say? We the ones that Allah talking about? We the ones you guys, you don't look like us? You ain't talking like us. You ain't falling like us. You read our books, you own something else. You guys looked at me, you guys. It's cool to be you guys. Commodity you guys is this you guys is that you heard those names, right? You heard
those names, right.
So the seller things they don't like the Sufis, the Sufis. They don't like the selfies.
And the selfies in the Sufis. They don't like the Shiite ease. And the shamans. They don't like the Sunni and the Sudanese. They don't like machetes. And the Al hadith is, they don't like this one. And then we keep going on and on and on and on and on and on. But what that got to do with the Quran and the Sunnah, and what that has to do with the word law says, Well, that's it for roku. So if you say, I'm not praying with those guys, don't sit me with those guys. You violating this word right here, because the law said what?
What, well, not too far.
And this last, this verse here, this Latin, this verse here is irreversible, you cannot presume what it does, he said, well now what he said
this lie in this verse is absolute. It's an absolute, you cannot change it at all. Do not cause any division among the Quran and the Sunnah and the people of the Quran and Sunnah don't make no divisions. Don't say you better than the other one. Even those people is somebody commit sins. You ain't better than them. If they commit sins, what we supposed to do regarding what we do, if we convict him what we do
know we punish, if they do cabeza, they get punished right. Or they
make Toba? But you don't say you better than them to judge him better. The one who make the judgment he's not better. He don't say I'm better than you. I'll put you in the jail. I'm gonna punish you. Because I'm better than you. They don't say that. He just bring the law right. The law does not mean that the one who put the law is better than you. In Islam, no one better in the Halacha Narco men Daiquiri. What
he made you male and female, nations and tribes, different colors, different languages.
But virtually the best of you is the best in what
in the fear of Allah subhanaw taala.
So, today, the Muslims is take out the word lead, they say, well, I'll just remove it.
And what what to follow Roku did they take out the
buffer roku? Why they say you know why we we make Faruk with those guys because they did and they that Allah He said well that's so the Muslims they change it to will follow roku.
Brothers and sisters
Islam is a system you know some scholars years ago they were asked to define Islam
and they did it in a very nice way. I'm saying this is the only definition but it is the definition easy for everybody to remember the definition they gave is like a point they said Islam is this level lillahi Vito Hey, well NPR do the Torah it will route the shark will cover we're adding. So how many people here is out of
all speak the Arabic language?
How many people here is added or speak the Arabic language? So you understood what that is right? But its definition. Al Islam is disabled. Al Islam is sufficient to Allah subhanho wa Taala because he's the rub. We submit whatever he ordered us we say our to Allah wa arteriosus awesome is this bitter hate and the way we surrender to Allah bitter hate not any way you feel bitter hate
when MPs who love authority, and to surrender to him completely, to surrender to His orders, what he told us what he ordered us, what he gave to us to Muhammad sloths
words and to reject all forms of paganism, Shahrukh will cover rebellion and disbelief. What an anti he means and all things that come from it, its relatives. This is Islam. Brothers and sisters. Islam was a system of faith which flourishes and depends upon three things
on earth. Islam as a faith depends on no one
except the culture of Allah subhanaw taala.
But Islam on the earth as a civilization as a society requires three elements. family,
community and nation.
What's the three elements?
Brothers this interactive? You ain't paying me nothing. So I'm just telling you this my my setting I'm just interactive. If you want to pay me, do you even got to participate? Just pay.
But if you're not paying me at least you got to participate. Because what I'm sitting here doing I'm wasting my time. I've come all the way from Philadelphia, just to be fooling around this there's some people looking at me smiled like I'm crazy. So how many elements? What's the elements?
throughout the years since Islam came into this world and rely upon those three elements. When Allah said a prophet, he's an individual right?
But can he do something by himself?
No, cannot do nothing by himself a loss and a Profit Loss and with a one
family and even see how Allah subhanaw taala sin Prophet Muhammad was
one of the people that in his family that helped him the most never become a Muslim. Is that correct?
I will tell him right he never become a Muslim right? But Subhan Allah, who helped the Prophet Sal said like
this is a show you that even a prophet, he even needs to have a family. Even if the family don't become Muslim. Still Allah subhanaw taala send them with a family right?
cannot do nothing nothing by themselves.
If I ask anybody here would you like to have your own island, not your own house, your own island
which owns everything you got everything you got house, you got cars, you got everything but it's your own island.
But the it's all paid for we fly you out there with a helicopter. We drop you there. All the food is there. Everything you need is dead. The only thing you will not get while you're there is people nobody else is there.
They say this your island stay there as long as you want as your island just enjoy yourself. Even you can you want a sweetheart you want your wife with you. Okay, did we get your wife your delay, give her a hug. So the two of you is just out there together. How long you think you will stay on that island with no other people? I'm asking what do you think of this experiment they did that how long? Ha
maximum after 40 days, 45 days. 50 days if you by yourself
Have you don't have somebody to talk to you go crazy. That's it.
You just go crazy.
That human being requires what other human beings. So this deed is sent as a social religion, not an individual religion. So those three elements start with family. Then units of family become what
community does. When you have a community that's well disciplined. You have a community that's well endowed. You have a community that has good resources, you have a community that is very well disciplined. You have a community that they attract people and they have power, they established institutions. Now you have something like the Mormons have in Utah.
Anybody who had been to Utah
who, who've been to Utah,
Utah, U T. H, does not own the moon guys.
Utah, where's it brother you've been that
is the only state in the United States of America which have is under the control of a religion.
There is no other state. People talking about the Yahoo these distantly Yahoo these that Yahoo doesn't control and no state in the United States of America. They got money. They doctors, they lawyers, they display that in some of the men ate all of that there, but they ain't controlling no state, you ain't got no state. That's the Jewish state. Do you notice any state?
I'm not talking about people talking. I'm talking about a state where the universities, the highways, the colleges, the institutions, nobody can become a governor that except that religion, which one? Which one is Jewish? Which one is Christian?
Mormon, do you Utah? Is that right? Did they do it loud? Or Quiet?
No one can become governor in that state. If he's not a Mormon, you understand that?
And those states this around Utah, they controlling the economy of those states around Utah also, just mean that those people is very powerful. Do you know how many Mormons is in this country? I'll give you statistics now. In the whole world is only 15 Million Moments. And the United States, maybe only 5 million, that means Muslims outnumber the moment.
And how long the Mormon faith been in the earth, like 150 years, has said, I mean, for 450 years, nobody knows about no moment. They got their own book, if you go to any hotel in United States, now you find two books inside the drawer when you pull it out, right? is right or wrong? You opened up a drawer in a hotel, they used to only have the Bible now when they got inside
the Book of Mormon, why didn't get no Quran in it.
The Muslims, they went to nobody until they you need to have a code editor. There's 6 million Muslims, you know, because we weak, the Mormons is strong.
So the Mormons have the capability to be able to use their faith as leverage in the society. And you know, their candidate, his name is Mitt Romney. You know that right? He ran for president. But guess who he goes to?
He lost to Obama, black man.
Mitt Romney, very wealthy, come from a wealthy state, powerful people. But the way Allah structured it, he lost to a black man.
And not only that, not only did he lose to the black man, but the next year round, he didn't even run no more because he already knew he gonna lose again. That's the way Allah did it. Allah he structured it. So what the Senate message to the American people that anybody can become President, if he have enough votes is right or wrong?
Is it right or wrong? So the next question is, how in the world could Donald Trump become the president with 6 million Muslims in this country? You know why, you know how they behaved can present.
The pious Muslims, the knowledgeable Muslims, the ones who are holding the Quran, sunnah, who were the turbans and they got the such the mark and they got this and they belong to this label onto that. They stayed home. They didn't vote.
Because they say I invoke
I'm an American, I'm getting all the benefits of being an American, but I know makin as I'm Muslim be talking American kafirs. What you're here for?
If this is a Catholic country, why are you here?
Anybody force you to get here? Nobody. Somebody forced you out of your home. Somebody forced you out of your country, but nobody forced you to come to America did day and nobody forcing you to
They right or wrong? So why you stand because they benefit and only stupid people will leave a place where there is benefit to go to some other place even the Muslim will come here. He might be talking that he met Algeria. I'm from our Algis.
You will be I'm from Morocco.
You know me, I'm from Mecca. I'm from blah, blah, blah. But I guess what you get that green card?
And some I'd say, Okay, go back to your country.
All of a sudden, you said what
was this my country? What are you talking about? Now, all of a sudden the Muslim he switch up now.
Because no one will leave with this benefit. To go back to another place where he cannot she cannot get the what?
The benefit? I didn't say that America is the greatest country in the world. I didn't say that. I said it right now. This country has the best constitutional privileges for Muslims in the world
as to what kind of purposes
because, you know, see what I just said about Donald Trump. Donald Trump is a tramp.
Donald Trump is a criminal. Donald Trump is crazy. He like a baboon man gone wild. I'm behind the White House. But I'm on TV. I can talk like this. Is anybody gonna come in and arrest us?
Ha, no, nobody. But if you was in Egypt, you say, you know mercy phase? Not mercy.
Or si, si, si? Si? Like yes, yes. In Spanish. Si, si.
Si Si. is crazy man is Majnoon. Wala he Aki if you said something like that, within 10 minutes after you go into jail, and your whole family going to jail, right? Wrong.
Even in Egypt, now, if you're walking down the street for the most half in the long beard, you might go to jail for that.
So here in America, if somebody wants to travel, he wants to run from New York to California, with no clothes on just a hat.
There's a guy he ran across America with no clothes on, he just waving at the people. He got no clothes on just a hat. And everybody's waving, you don't get arrested?
Because there's what they call individual freedom. We don't agree with that, right?
We do not agree with that. However,
he has his constitutional protections right or wrong.
You know, we got two people they call herself LGBTQ Z.
I add Z to it. I'll tell you why.
Because you know, I can't say that bad about them. Because you know, you might go to jail, because, you know, they under constitutional privileges to you know that people they men, men, men sleeping with men and women sleep with women and men sleep with boys and women sticking with girls and men and women sticking with dogs. And I mean, they got crazy stuff, man, but they even call yourself LGBT. They said no, we also queer. So to add a cube, right to LGBT didn't last year to add the cube to it right? They said no, some of us is just queer.
So I had a Z to it. When I had a discussion with him, I say you guys are LGBTQ z. This is not LGBTQ. As a no as a US z to
z. I said, Well, what you give to this country is constitution. Its benefit the family, the family, the morality, the humanity, the benefit for the future is zero. So I Z on the end of it, LGBTQ what the anyway.
family, community and nation. You cannot build a nation without community. Right? You cannot build a community without what?
Family? Brothers and sisters Islam encourages the individual him or her to use their God given faith and resources to build their family, their community and the nation. Now I want to talk about something that you guys should listen very carefully about.
In Nashville, Tennessee, I'm gonna use your city.
Do you know how many churches in this city?
Okay, let's use that. I say over 2000
over 2000 churches in this city, not the state.
Just the city.
Okay. Do you know that every church
is the owner of property around the church? Do you know that?
How many people know that
if they've been a church for like 100 years, they probably own 50 6070 properties all around the church is right or wrong.
Only a church for 10 years, they got 1015 properties. You say how do you get the money to buy them properties? Data, go to the bank, borrow properties, how to get the money.
You know how to get the money. There's something called tithing, t i t h i n g, who used to be a man who used to be a Christian in this room?
Tell me what tithing is brother
10% of whatever God gives to you, you got to give it back to God, right? And the church is the representative of God, right? So if you don't pay the tithes, God will never answer your prayers. And that means you are cursed. Your money is cursed. Your family is cursed, your prayers is not answered. And you cannot be a legitimate Christian. Is that correct? So you got gay people, drunk people, drug people, all kinds of crazy people, they still paying tithes wrong.
So you got 100 people inside the church, and the people make on an average of $35,000 a year $40,000 A year, you got to be no rocket scientist to understand that 10% of 40,000 is how much?
Fourth out 1000 So if you got 100 families is paying 4000 How much data a month? How much is that a year?
400,000. So you know, to maintain a mosque this size, you only need that maximum 100,000 Right check.
Just to maintain it when you say to build it up and to do all the things you want to do. But 100,000 You can pay the taxes and you only pay no taxes because you're 501 C three right? But for the gas and the electric and to have a place to keep it clean and you do all that then pay whatever you got to pay to buy the bills and and all that $100,000 a year. So that means you got to if you got 100 families is paying 4000 A year did you get man you got 300,000 at the end of the year, right? So in the course of 10 years, how much money did you collect? 3 million, right? How many buildings can you buy? Houses Can you buy for 3 million in Nashville in 10 years.
So in 10 years, these marks all over Nashville, what they bought what they got, if you come here and you say I need to have a house for my family, can Tomas offer you a house?
If somebody is homeless, can the mom say okay, we got some 20 rooms over there for people just get out of prison people who's in the hospital people are senior citizens here we got a room for them and the welfare will pay for it. The moms have something like that.
Why? Because we don't have what the Christians have the Christians they have something not just they have a church. They also have what
they got a community the YMCA was that mean? They call it the why now but it is the real name is YMCA what it means
they haven't YWCA too so young men's and Young Women's what fishes associated so in order to get everybody in there, and you don't be feeling like you've been Christianized they just call it the why. You know just like McDonald's, they only call it McDonald's number they call it Mickey D's.
So you think you supporting the McDonald family? And KFC? They only call it Kentucky Fried Chicken no matter what they call it.
Call us KFC. See you know marketers like that get everybody involved but you don't feel like you're supporting something in particular just give it a different name. So the YMCA is the biggest human service organization in America the Salvation Army you heard that before right?
Salvation Army and YMCA they the biggest human service corporations in the United States of America where the Muslim fit in
where where Muslims
this because we don't have community. So I'm suggesting
that the Muslims, the business people to religious people that concern people that you get together and you talk and you keep on talking until you come up with something that's like the ties
because somebody says Oh sure. Isn't that better? Come on, man. Are we acting stupid?
I'm a bit we make no new religion.
You know, you gotta you gotta phone. Why are you using the phone? That better?
Oh, you got a microwave in your house? Ain't that
oh, what else you got? Oh, look at the sisters are looking at thing over there. We got cameras over is that better? To do something that is progressive, something that is beneficial, something that harness our resources, something that we see other people is doing in America that give them benefit give them risk?
Law says, why we don't do it.
Somebody says, Well, you know, our religion is perfect religion. So we will be imitating other people, you know, some Muslims are going to come like that. Right? You right? So I've got some for them too. So I come back with them with this. I say, Oh, brother, or Sr. Did you read the Sierra? Did you read the Sierra very well? They said, Yeah, I've read this, you know, what are you why? So what do you mean by that? I said, Well, you know, one day the Messenger of Allah, Allah Azza, and the check is here. So, you correct me if I say something wrong, right? So one day, the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam, he was in Medina. And he says, some people will celebrate something. And you
know, he's a prophet, but he don't know everything, right? So he asked the people what they celebrate. They said, Oh, massive losses, and they practice celebrating something CAUTI Assura.
He said, what is that? He said, They celebrated when when Musa and the Jewish people when they was victorious over fear,
Allah, that's what they celebrate. So one of the promises them says,
we have more right? To celebrate that tradition than they do. So today is a shooting a part of Islam. I'm asking.
So if the Christians, Allah says verted, Christians, the Christians and the Jews, the island, Kitab, and Jews, very thy friends and protectors of each other, then Allah, He said, They friends and protectors of each other, and are Muslims unless you do this, meaning that unless you do what they do, that you stick together, you'll be friends with one another, you support one another. There'll be great for sad and fitna and earth that maybe will not be good for us, right?
So if they got ties, we don't have to call it ties. We'd call it a community commitment. Say that word.
So if somebody said, Let's make a community commitment agreement,
let's make a community
for all the Muslims in the United States, a community
So we are given the money to the Imam, we're not given the money for the mosque. We're given the money as a community commitment agreement across the line all All Muslims have greeted us. And when they come into Islam, you don't have to we say in this Whadjuk on you, we insist on you. But guess what, if you really want to support Islam, you want to support Islam in America, you want to support the community, we recommend that you enter also the agreement with the community. Wouldn't that be good? A community commitment agreement, because it applies to everybody.
Even if you own welfare, if you want welfare, or farewell whatever you want, steal, you get money in America, right?
I don't care what you own in America, you get in some kind of money, give up 10% of whatever God gives you. Across the board, you will see that within five years time.
The presence of community wouldn't be dead because people that pay 10% Guess what? Guess what?
They want to be involved, right?
They want to be there as my church. That's my that's my minister. That's my church. That's my religion. Even if it's once a year, they're going to be involved because they given up what 10% Now, if you don't feel strong enough about Islam to give up 10% You have to ask yourself really what you really want to do. What is it you really want to invest in? Do the thing I just want to say to the brothers and sisters and somebody will say, Oh chef, his own his account, Allah. Allah already ordered us to pay that cat. Well, guess what? You're not living under Nozick caste system, there is no Emile there is no Della. There is no Emile, to order the people to collect this occur, there is
no Dola that we know about whether people will be accountable to pay the car. And therefore if I asked the Imam of any Masjid.
How many people come give you the same thing to give to the IRS?
If anybody did that, say shut this one. I paid the IRS and I'm giving the same report to you. And I'm paying matzah. Can anybody do that? No. You know why? Because they respect the IRS. Does anybody here don't know what the IRS is? Maybe I gotta tell you.
You don't know what the IRS is. You know, because if you don't pay you go to jail. And that's why you pay. And guess what Abu Bakr radula Juan, he said the same thing. Whoever don't pay this account. He'll kill you. Take you captain.
okay and take the money.
So this mean zakah is a part of Islam and Muslims is not paying zakat. And we'd be wondering to why are we not successful? Why Allah don't answer our prayers. If we don't pay the cat, at least minimally, maybe Allah will will excuse us because we don't have no dollar no Emir or whatever. But we pay the community commitment agreement. Maybe Allah he will accept that for us. Like it's almost like soccer. It's not soccer, but because there's no dollar no Emile, nobody to collect nobody to enforce. So at least the Muslim said last month, Allah I'm paying my community commitment. And I'm doing what we pay and like the Christians is paying because this the system they use, and it works
here in America, it also for us, so we had to come up with something some somebody say, Oh, *, 10% is too much. Okay, good. Let's go down to seven. Oh, that's too much. Okay, let's go to five.
The bottom line is the people keep making excuses. Because at the end of the day, they don't want to pay what? Nothing.
So nothing from nothing is what?
What I mean, when I went to school, nothing for nothing is nothing but I don't know, maybe I went to a different school. I don't know.
Okay, so brothers and sisters, we Muslim Americans are the envy of every Muslim in the world. You know, why are we the envy of every Muslim in the world.
Because we have the greatest faith system. That's number one.
And we live in a country that gives us the constitutional privilege to implement our faith. That's why we are the envy of Muslims all over the world.
We have a lot of challenges. We need to make Islam relevant and functional in society where we live.
We need to understand the dynamics.
We need to make Islam relevant and functional, to the society where we live. What's the two boys I said?
It says very important. You have to make Islam relevant
To the society where you live in that net relevant and functional units submit to some back back something back home.
We need to understand the dynamics between Islam and the constitution of United States of America.
No Islam we got our own constitution, right? The Quran and the Sunnah. But this country has its own laws, just like the Muslims that went to habit. They was Muslims following the Quran following the Sunnah. But in the society that they made hijra, too, they also had to follow the law of that society. Is that correct or not?
Is it correct or not? So Muslims also have to understand that we have Islam. And we have our constitutional values. And they have to compliment, we don't say they all have to agree. But we have to make the best that bring the constitutional values to into like the seer so that minimally Muslims are known that we obey the law.
Now, nobody told us that we have to live next to nobody said that we have to work for nobody has to say we have to marry live with no LGBTQ Z people. They didn't say that. They didn't say that. They got rights. Like we got rights. That's all they said, right? I don't agree with it. But guess what? I have to tolerate it because it's part of the society.
Next thing, we need to know the difference between culture and Islam.
If you don't know the difference between your culture and Islam, then guess what? That's why you don't know didn't treat McDonald's and halal food.
Because culture doesn't mean Islam. Just because you say, us I'm going brother told me the other day. He said, Sheikh, I'm tired of this country. I'm leaving these kafirs I'm going, I'm making him go to an Islamic country. I said, Where are you going?
He said, I'm going to Islamic country. I said what country you want to? He said, I'm making his way to Saudi Arabia, and I'm gonna live in a hut.
But you're gonna live into Harlem and Medina. You're gonna live in Harlem and Mecca.
So you can leave your passport here. I mean, you tired of these kafirs? I know you've gotten a round trip ticket if you make an Israel. So you're gonna leave your passport here. Just you go on Heathrow, go to the airport and at the airport, you leave in your passport dead and you go on that route you're gonna do is I didn't say that. I want you to What are you talking about?
By the end of the conversation, what you think he really meant?
First of all, I asked him, What is it Islamic country?
Did you ask the Saudi Arabian embassy? Or can you go there and live? Did you ask them that? No. So how are you going to just go somewhere and live? You may ask nobody.
Then you gotta get a visa for heart, man. You gotta get a visa to make one, bro. If you ain't got $100,000 in the bank, you ain't get no visa for no business. So how are you going to hit your left, that's the Islamic country.
So he had to rethink that out. Like most of us had to be thinking out. Just because you came from Muslim country doesn't mean that that country is Islamic. And even if you say it is, there's a difference between the culture of that country and the culture and the rules of Islam. You know that right.
Second thing we need to talk about so social and political empowerment, because, you know, these young kids, our children, as we speak here, right now, brothers and sisters, I'm gonna wrap this up in the next three minutes. Your children are going to be taught in the schools, they're rewriting all the textbooks right now. That gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, queer people is good people. They're good examples. You gotta respect him. Even you can marry them. They are good people. And you should try some of them as our heroes. They right now inside all the books. So now what you're going to tell them Fatima when she come home.
But you're gonna tell them I met when he come home? And maybe the teacher who's teaching is a queer.
They teach and have right now. Hey, what's your father's telling you? You don't mean you? Yes. Okay. It's a good lifestyle. See me I'm checking this, my husband is a man Santa. There's my husband. And there's the ladies teachers. Now. That's my wife. What? That's what he says I met that isn't Fatima. So if you don't have your own schools, you ain't got no money, you will get your own community, you can get your own hospitals, you can get your own place where you buy your food, you don't have your own apartments, you ain't got your own courts, you don't have just like the Jews, they got their own court, you know that right ones? Things like
you're gonna break records with us.
So this America, we have to be involved, if you're not involved, you're going to find out that other people that you don't like, that you have big difference with, they're going to be the ones that the teachers and the judges and the police and all the scientists and all that they they can be in charge. So where that leaves us at
the last thing
there were six according to most books of zero, there was 68 or 70 Major companions how many
major we took my major complaint six years or seven? And if you add hola Rasulullah saw some of the women also more more than that.
of them. How many of them do you think was business people and how many of them you take was people that was like poor they had no money?
Give me an answer somebody?
the majority of business people
out of the 70 you can say 60 of them will all business people. So Allah subhanaw taala he did not start this Deen with poor people. Know Allah, He give honor to the poor people. He gives a special status to this poor people. And the prophets of Sam he said he asked Allah subhanaw taala to keep him among the poor people he didn't say to keep them poor. But he said to keep my honor among the poor people and the poor people stay close to Him. But it didn't mean that Allah sent this religion for the people to be poor. The process M says a movie No Can we hide on wa Hotbot it Allah mental movement. Have you heard that hadith?
This was the process and said when the Prophet Sam had to ask for money to go out to make a regular 4444 Jihad who is asking for money.
But he who is asking for money, Abu Huraira
he's asking Bilello the other one they ain't got no money they got something else but they don't have money. When the promises they've got to Medina will never who's getting money up the Romani brow, tell Haven Zubair, they got the money to tell her they got the money. So who the process of asking to help build or do this or that he's asking the people who have
So brothers and sisters, if you look at the CEO of the Prophet Sal Sam, you'll see from the very beginning the one that took care of the province of Sam, first it was his grandfather, right?
What was his name?
Abdulmutallab. Was he poor or was he a businessman?
After that his son Abu Talib, who took care of privacy, was he poor or he is a businessman.
Okay, and after he was working with Apple tell him Didn't he find the Lady Khadija say I want to hire him? And she's what she's a poor lady, or She's an orphan, or she's business with one. So that became his wife. Right? So when when he could no longer be a merchant, he can't be a businessman because he's receiving the ye from Allah subhanaw taala Allah or to give him somebody to be with Him who got what
money then his best friend the first one that came to join him who was that
Abu Bakr he poor he got money
after that was mine, he's poor, he got money.
So we just keep going on Gong, Gong Gong Gong Gong, you will find that 6060 of the major companions. That was all business people. Because Allah subhanaw taala he wants to support this people you want to support this Deen first with what?
With people who have resources, the Messenger of Allah saw Sam said and some people said the majority of the scholars say there's a weak Hadith. And so I'm not gonna you know, say it's not a weaker this, but I'm gonna say it anyway, because it's a hadith. He said the process is to teach your children business, because business has 99% of the halal risk of the bene added. So business, teach your children business cinema school, to go get a degree. But before you do that Teesta why
business. So Muslims have to learn the importance of doing business. We should have businesses all around this Masjid.
Businesses should be filling up all outside the space where we pray and no classrooms, business. Outside, we own business, all the shots, all of your business to Muslims should be doing because if you're doing business, you're not going to be the slaves of anybody. You understand that? Okay, brothers and sisters, look,
you know, me I'm writing about to see a lot I had a lot to you. But sometimes you can't say what you want to say an hour. So I have to submit to the time. And I said a lot in the time that I had. And I appreciate you listening to me. And I also appreciate you coming forward and sit into where you sit. And I know I said a lot of things that you didn't hear before. And if I say something that you don't like, blame the Imam, he's the one that gave me permission to be here.
Secondly, if I had time to stay here, I would say more. And if I lived in the city, I would do more. And if somebody gave me some power, I push you right up to the walls. Because guess what, you get no juice if you don't press the lemon or the or the
the orange or whatever, you don't get nothing right. So we ask Allah to bless the Imam. We ask Allah to bless the administration. We asked Allah to bless the teachers and the elders, we ask Allah subhanaw taala We ask Allah subhanaw taala that some of the people will listen to what I said. And they start thinking about community, not just the prayer, not just the Juma not just the school, not just to take some benefit for yourself. But to establish a real community to do that. You got to make an individual commitment. This word processing said marriage is half of the faith why he said that? Why marriages have to fail. Why because you're gonna sleep was to get somebody to sleep with.
No marriage is half of the faith because that's when you learn responsibility. That's when you learn accountability, that's when you become more stable, and more reliable. That's why the process is said that marriage is half of the faith. So if marriage is half the faith, then that means having a family is half of the community right and wrong. So we asked the last one that all of us would benefit from what's been said, and you start thinking makes them Estacada, about establishing a community commitment. And regarding the suggestions that I made, that's just my suggestion. I'm traveling from town to town, city to city state to state, I'm making the same suggestions. Maybe in
the course of some time, some people will implement it, I get my reward from Allah subhanaw taala. So now,
let's take 10 or 15 minutes of some questions. Now look, brothers or sisters, if you got a question, don't be asking me nothing about some foolishness is happening somewhere else in the world. Don't be asking me about Palestine. Don't be asking me about what's going on in Yemen. Don't ask because I don't know. I don't know what happened with Osama and Obama. I don't know you sent me about all the other stuff that's going on. Don't be asking me no question. Sisters. Don't be asking me about your husband and your problem in your marriage. Brothers. Don't be asking me you know, somebody
asked me about what I talked about. You got a question about what I've talked about? asked the question. Now if you got your own statement you want to make then ask permission from the Imam and give your own talk.
What I say if you got your own statement you want to make
Get permission from the Imam and make your own talk. But if you didn't understand something I said, and you got a question for clarification is my obligation to answer that, but it's got to be relevant to the topic. Everybody got that? Good. So if this insistence over the guy to question, write it down since you can ask the question, and if you really brave, you can just stand up and just ask the question, I don't care. I answer that too. So anybody got a question?