Channel: Khalid Yasin
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subhanak Allah Allah Milena Illa Allah
brothers and sisters respected teachers and
students have knowledge and
the the organizers who were so grateful gracious to set this up and
give this invitation to the staff of IBM who
made the invitation and made it possible for me to to come here
and to the to the good people of Trinidad Muslims and non Muslims who have
displayed overwhelming hospitality.
I say to you as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to
to expand my chest
and to make my task
and to loosen the
difficulty in my tongue
and to bring comprehension from my speech, I seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from
from the imperceptible sin of Ria
and from unnecessary
and from the contamination of deceit.
And from being impressed
compliments of people who mean well.
ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that he accepts whatever efforts which I am offering.
As a worker,
I don't know what titles that people call what I do.
If it is,
if what I do qualifies me to be called to die.
I hope on the day of judgment that a lot confirms that.
Certainly I want to make it clear to people who call and who say and who think
I don't have any rights
to speak to
groups of people. That's not the I have no special privilege and I have no special qualification.
I give you the analogy
that if the fire station is far away,
and a fire breaks out some place.
And in my area or where I live, I happen to have the water. So people would expect for me to help put out the fire until the fire trucks come.
And just I live in the bush
with the people of the bush
far away from the hospital.
And some medical emergency takes place to people would expect me
if I have a first aid kit
to try to deal with the situation or relieve that person until the doctor arrives.
And if I spent a moment or two with some scholars or some students of knowledge and I brought back from them some small things that even I maybe did
Understand well, and in my house, I even have some of their books.
Those people in that area who may not ever see a scholar
don't even know how to qualify what a scholar is, or students of knowledge, they would expect for me to open up those books. Or to say something, which I heard those scholars say, are those students of knowledge, that is as much as what I do.
And the condition of the Muslims is of such
that the masses of the people,
Muslims and non Muslims, the masses of the people
don't have access to the scholars of the students of knowledge. They don't live near the fire houses, they don't live near the hospitals. So people like myself, have to be the
volunteer fireman, the bush doctor.
giving talks and lectures. So people they think, to some degree that college has seen, he has some knowledge, Allah He knows best. What I am.
What I think what I'm committed to,
is social change.
My academic qualification, if
someone wants to
look to academic qualifications, I think
and some of my mentors in the academic field, say that I am qualified or I have studied to understand issues relative to Sociology.
And we have to examine history.
Because history tells us how various societies
what they did what they left.
It also says to us,
society, its anatomy, its institutions, how it can be used, and it's people for change.
So as a Muslim,
a new Muslim, obviously not a young Muslim, but a non Muslim.
This is a special category that comes in the
no Muslim, a person who is a first generation Muslim in his family,
whose parents and grandparents
were not Muslims. Although I know now that my ancestors came from East Africa, somewhere between
Somalia and Kenya,
they were Muslims, when they were brought to North America,
by the Crusader dogs, oppressors.
And Allah He is the best nor
how maybe one of those slaves who were my ancestors who were Muslims, maybe they made a die.
cause one of my progeny
cause the kalama
cause the kalama
in my sperm
to go into the sperm of my progeny, and for that Kalamata travel down, and then one of them, maybe 100 years later, he will stand up, and he will recite this kalama in a free land.
If someone made that da,
law he heard it. And that door has been heard, because Khalid Yasin is a Muslim Alhamdulillah
and hamdulillah he's not a slave,
except the slave of Allah, he's not a political slave. He's not a social slave. He's not a metal slave.
He's a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
he has 12 children who are also Muslims.
And he has 27 grandchildren, who are also Muslims.
So Allah is the best of planners.
This is a sign for us, how Allah He changes what He wills to change.
As a person reading the Sierra of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
It is, it is unique for us to know.
That before Allah subhanho wa Taala commissioned the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
before he commissioned him as a prophet and a messenger, that is before his mandate was placed upon him formally.
What was the work of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam? What was his manner? What did he engage himself in what kind of person was he? If we took one word, we say that he was a social worker.
As a young man, the profits and a lot of belong to a group of people called healthful food
group of young people
who were committed to enjoining, the right and forbidding the wrong.
He was not commissioned as a prophet or messenger at that time.
And you and I know the story
of when the tribes of the Quraysh
and re strengthened Kava.
And they were arguing about who should have the right
to put the black stone into its place.
And at that moment that they were arguing about that privilege, like Muslims today argue about their privileges.
A man entered the harem.
And it was alameen sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And because they immediately had a consensus about his character, about his social role, they said immediately and agreed. There's a man who can arbitrate this matter for us.
He had not been commissioned as a prophet in the messenger at that time.
But he was known to be truthful, straightforward, and a person willing to arbitrate.
Arbitration is one of the key
responsibilities within a society because it means helping to make a decision, bringing Islam
bringing reconciliation between parties that are different,
bringing relief to stress.
bringing an end a conclusion to arguments
causing people who may be on the verge of killing one another, to cooperate and work together.
This was the work of the prophets, a lot of them before he was commissioned. And when a law sent the revelation to the prophets, a lot of us it only complimented that work.
I was born in a place called Harlem, New York,
which makes loving tears that the name of the town
love until I was ready to
like a cake walk
like candy town
like lala land.
I was born in an area
a six square mile area
almost every single building had a drug dealer in it.
Where every building had people urinating in the hallways in the elevators, and prostitutes sitting in the
stairwells and performing their trade in the alleyways and basements and on the corners and pimps and hustlers and gamblers in thugs and killers and robbers and thieves in every place.
Yet in Harlem, there were good people.
But the evil people had overwhelmed the good people.
Good people just couldn't do anything. They just went to church.
Good. People just said, Praise the Lord.
We just asked God to change his condition. And Harlem is the same today. And there's still good people there.
But there's more prostitutes and thugs and drug dealers and drug takers in Harlem today than it was when I was born.
Because they don't just go away
by the prayers,
and the good mentioning of good people.
This Harlem scenario has lived with me all my life.
And I was raised in Brooklyn.
we can put love and tear inside of Brooklyn, and we wouldn't even see it.
The worse thieves, the worst criminals
from Trinidad or Jamaica, or wherever they come from, from the Caribbean, the worst scum of the place, people come from here, they go to Brooklyn.
Brooklyn probably has more people from the Caribbean living there than in the Caribbean. But they live among themselves.
They don't venture out too far, because they're not really gangsters in Brooklyn.
They stayed there for a while, get a little bit of that us money
until they get locked up a few times, and after that they get on a boat or whatever it is, and they come right back down to loving tears.
So for me,
I'm just as comfortable
to go to 11 to tomorrow, I don't mind.
I'm not intimidated at all I
understand, you know, we may have to go to equipped a little differently. But those people are human beings who have hearts and minds that can be affected and penetrated. And some of them
have in that town. Some of those people have inside of them the capacity
to be some of the best Muslims that this country will ever produced.
But that calls for people who are willing to go to
places like that, and sit with them and talk with them. Maybe even live with them, deal with them.
But unfortunately, we Muslims have become isolationists and
we are isolated within the confines of our messages, organizations, our little community cultural, ethnic communities and you know, once we go to Hajj and recite the few I had saw, you know, once we get this little, I don't know what it is this little religious twinkling.
Once we get that feeling about, you know, we got a little tuck was a little bit of knowledge and Islamic distinction. We don't want to be bothered with those kinds of people.
once a Muslim gets that thinking about his or she is really some kind of special Muslim.
They don't even want to venture outside of their safety zone, their comfort zone.
have a tendency as Muslims, whether Trinidad
was the Saudi Arabia
all of the 19 to 21 Muslim countries that I visited among the 40 something countries that Allah is privileged me to visit.
They all have a similar pathology.
A similar set of social political problems
we think almost like the ostrich
that when problems come to us, just put our head inside the ground until
Noise goes away.
Once it goes away, take a head back out the ground and look around
and continue doing what we're doing.
This is a unique Island.
This is a unique country.
And I don't know much about the natural resources of this country and who's exploiting them or not.
I know something about the history of this country a little bit. But I'll tell you, from what I will say to other people that I think, because I have been to Jamaica,
I sat with the Yachty boys and walk with them and went up in the hills and stayed for 10 days with the brothers and St. Catherine de Ross, the boys who
could good people who smoke chat who smoked a chalice all day.
I wasn't smoking with them. But um,
because everybody that lives in St. Catherine, and
don't smoke the chalice.
But I'm saying to you that I had been to a few places in the Caribbean,
that I have visited, and had interaction with people from the Caribbean. But I never had the chance to visit Trinidad.
And as any other person, you know, I have my misconceptions, I have my prejudices, I have my pre judgments and whatever it is about, you know, people, and I have to admit that I never took a good look.
I never got a chance to see any distinction between Trinidad Ian's or Jamaicans or, Dr. ghanians, or whatever.
But you know, the differences. But I'll tell you what, I will say to other people have what I have seen with my own eyes, the natural resource, the greatest resource of your country
is its people.
I never met a group of people in a country
that had a homogenous fitrah
This country has a homogenous fitrah voila, he Allah, he's the No, I would not say this from from any reason to come compliment or anything. But I'm telling this to the law. He's the witness of what I see and feel.
that if I were talking to a group of non Muslim trinidadians right here tonight, I don't think I would have a problem to convince them about God.
I can move right on to talk about God's word.
I can move right on to talk about God's Messenger sallallahu wasallam, then I can move on to talk to them about God's system.
And I don't think many of them would disagree or move out or whatever, they would just sit and listen. Because one of the things I'm seeing about the people of Trinidad, when you talk about God, they sit and they listen.
And if you give evidences that don't seem to be disputable, they don't argue.
There might be an issue of congregation or ideology or direction or following or scripture or something like that. But for me, I know how to leave those issues alone. Stay in the middle.
And I could probably navigate them to a proposition
about Islam without using the word Islam.
And if there were 700 or 800, non Muslim Trinidadian sitting here tonight, as I have seen with my eyes before in congregations like this with non Muslims, I believe that in this country, I believe that 20% of those people will take the Shahada tonight.
I believe that because I have seen atheists gathered just like this, atheists, communists, and Denmark, Sweden, godless countries, and I've seen a congregation of people sit like this, and afterwards 17 1934 of them except Islam.
They don't have fitrah.
They don't have the fitrah of these people.
of the people from Trinidad, they are not godly people. They're not people of faith. They are people of argument and resistant and they're people have low and filthy morals. And they are aimless and they are empty.
And there are people who have died like
To go arguments about faith and God, and judgment, but
in the last two years,
four or five visits to the land of the Vikings,
Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Holland,
those countries in Copenhagen don't cities like that. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Iceland, in the past two years, we have had, I don't know about other people who visited there for a while. But I know, our organization with small effort. And by invitation, we have had close to 200 people just in the last couple of years to accept Islam. And most of them were women. And I'll tell you this, that you know, what they do is, those same women, they come to the lecture the next day, and they have on E jab and some of them wearing niqab.
So it tells me that you don't have to be a scholar.
And you don't have to be a person with a lot of taqwa
to do that job.
Being a volunteer fireman or
a bush doctor,
or somebody who just has a few books that scholars or students of knowledge that he just reads from.
That's enough for those people. And if this congregation of people were
non Muslims from Trinidad, I believe that the results would probably be tripled, that
I believe that the potential of this country is so profound.
But the problem is the Muslims.
The Muslims don't believe that.
The Muslims think they have a treasure, but we have become like the Jews. We think that treasure belongs to us.
We think we God's people.
We think we saved
we think the Quran is ours. We think that Islam is ours. We think that Mohammed Salah, same as ours, but that's wrong. Allah sent His messenger some of the law they were set up as a messenger for humanity. And he said the Quran for the ills of humanity. And he made the system of life as the Imam recited in the prayer, a deed of common complete. For all the human beings. If we would open our doors and open our hearts and open our hands and open our houses and open our message, the people will come, they will accept this lamp.
But we don't
wait for holiday, I see no fool and full and to come and give a talk.
I want to go back home
and talk to my wife.
Look at my
my youngest child,
Abdul Hakeem who's 18 months, I want to talk to my wife and get my son.
And I want to make is to call it that night.
Because I think I want to come back to Trinidad.
Not to give a lecture, I will come back to Trinidad. I want to stay for two or three months. And I want to see whether or not this island
whether this is a place where I can come
and build some roots.
Because I have never been to a place where I have a feeling
that this is a country that is waiting for Islam.
The crime, the frustration,
the confusion, the disparity,
the criminal exploitation.
of the people is waiting for Islam,
waiting for the Muslims. But the Muslims is so busy with their own little things.
See Islam don't need organizations a lot already set the organization.
We Muslims should be human beings who joined with other human beings to do the Islamic work.
Not to build organizations.
We should be human beings making Taiwan as the chef he also recited what I want to read what taqwa wala tamanu Adam Ism 101 tauern
as Allah subhana wa tada
In so many other places
What are so bill hockey? What are so bill
what to ourselves somebody wrote to us. So Bill Maher ohama
we are supposed to be organizing, cooperating
to establish the Islamic community, not mosque.
One man can build a mosque
and 10,000 comprennent don't need no organization.
A man as I have seen in Saudi Arabia, one man, he can build a mosque. He can call the event and he can be the amount he can like to play something tells him go home.
Up in the Masters like that beautiful machine, big ones.
man who built it. He's the he's the more I think
he's the Miami the hottie.
And he's also the hottest.
If you still if you stay there too long if you make them sunless Yella barabara Robbie
Yella Yella Yella para sala de La Scala Scala Scala has
a bit of a bad habit.
Yes. So Islam, we don't need organizations to establish messages or even to maintain them.
One people who have money, who have time, who have energy, who have willingness can do that.
We need organizations to build hospitals, we need organizations to build schools, with organizations to put up institutions, within organizations to serve the people. Because that's what the profits lost and mission was about organizing the people cultivating the people to do service.
But we Muslims, we have become so ritualized, we forgot the mission.
You know, it's like all of us is so we want to go on this trip, we got our clothes and our canteens and our boots, and we, you know, we got all this equipment we bought from the stores, and can we make this trip, but we forgot the food and the firewood,
add the map.
And we forgot
that the trip was really to go and serve other people. we wind up in the middle of a field.
And the people we was going to serve data even though we weren't eating the food that belongs to people that we've taken it to.
And that's what I find most countries I go to most cities I go to the 189 cities that I have been blessed by a loss upon to visit the 189 cities I have visited in the last 15 years.
Most of the time, I was probably talking to some non Muslims I find out that is 1200 Muslims came in five non Muslims.
I can understand it.
Didn't the brothers and sisters know that this talk was for the non Muslims.
And they got non Muslim neighbors, non Muslim colleagues, non Muslim coworkers that they try to imitate and impress and live around and you know embrace and be with and live like and just like and all that this is an even they call them these non Muslim friends.
But when it comes to bringing them to a place where they can hear the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala
the Muslims come for the food and the Muslims be tagged beer
it's like Muslims need to take Shahada again
Muslim brothers and sisters I want to talk to you about change.
because we have here in Trinidad, obviously. I was at Dr. allume. This morning, Masha Allah,
If only the brothers and sisters knew that there was a place like dark room, or the place where the shack who's who talked here for only three minutes before the prayer, if there were institutions like his institution and places like de Lune. If we knew that was in Trinidad, most of the brothers and sisters who go to the countries and suffer cultural shock and trauma and cannot take their wives with them, and they come back thinking like them, and they just come back with book knowledge.
If they only knew they wouldn't have had to leave their family. They wouldn't have had to suffer that cultural shock.
mean sapan Allah, I'm sure everyone can agree with me that to live in Madina munawwara as I did for one year, and I didn't complete nothing I'll be honest with you.
I didn't complete anything I didn't, I didn't complete the Maha
you know, I live near the near the near the cover, you know last but I didn't complete them.
But I was in Medina Mashallah Hamdulillah, the city of the prophets, a lot of us have them as a young, impetuous, impatient, foolish young man.
Muslim. Brown had no patience.
But a lot of luck me live in Medina for close to a year.
And if some students have the chance to go to Medina and stayed eight years, 10 years, 12 years span a lot.
And I can visit Mecca now every year from doula.
We have a place where we can be in Mecca every year if we like and hamdulillah and whoever has the chance to go to Morocco for six years or eight years or 10 years or Mohammed Bin Saud and Riyadh or some other places in the Muslim world Mashallah.
But it is not today. It is not necessary for all the brothers and sisters who want to study to have to go
all the way there to study because you have long hair
and I don't know the name of the checks institution here but I know his qualification.
Coryell Hadith, Mashallah.
So, for me, I will tell brothers and sisters, Okay, wait a minute, you say you want to go study.
Pamela, get your ticket and go to Trinidad.
Trinidad was in Trinidad as a dark room and darker and Hades.
Yes, qualified institutions where you don't have to suffer cultural shock.
Where you can learn the Arabic language and Fantasyland and all the Sierra and and all the attire and all the different things in a beautiful, godly environment. Of course the Harlem is not here.
But after you get that knowledge and go make ombre
brothers and sisters.
I want to talk to you about change because change is something that we are all affected by.
Mother law swears by the time when the last panel Donna tells us altavilla Hema sheetala Jean Wallah awesome
he swears by something that none of us can deny. Not the not the atheists, nor the Christian, nor the blind, nor the old nor the young nor the rich nor the poor, nor the leaders or the followers. No One No one can deny the power
the effect of time. So Allah subhanaw taala swears by the time as he does he swears by other things what Tini was a tune what boo Ha.
Was Shamsi will do Ha.
Well, lately, either yaksha Allah swears by the time because time changes everything and every body.
And you and I are going through changes right now.
And we need to think for a moment.
How can we use the time, the small amount of time
to change ourselves?
Don't think about changing the world?
Do you think about changing yourself?
I always tell young, ambitious young men who are angry, who just want to do something to somebody who you don't shake. I want man, I don't know what to do. You think I should go to? What are you going to ask him? What are you going to check out? What do do jihad?
Say who's gonna pay for the ticket?
And when you get there, do you have enough money left over? I mean, wherever it is, you go to jihad. Who are you going to report to?
Do you already have a commander that you're going to report to? Is there somebody who has the authority to send you and when you get there, what are you going to contribute?
And have you studied already? The under
the conditions of jihad?
And are you sure that the theater that you're headed for
is a qualified theater of jihad in
most cases, young men, they haven't thought about that at all. Because they're emotional, they're angry, they just want to do something, they're ready to rob a bank and go somewhere to do jihad, and don't understand that they're doing a criminal act, you can't do a criminal act and then go serve a lot
is because they want to change something. And they think that by getting hold of a weapon or killing somebody, just blow up something kill somebody, I'm gonna change something, because I just got to something.
This frustration blinds them from the reality that they first need to change themselves.
25 years ago,
I was one of those young men.
I mean, I didn't Rob no banks, and I didn't go nowhere to go kill nobody. I'm not saying that.
But I was angry. And I thought that
we weren't, we need to change the world. We need to do something.
But if you show me a young man, I show you a fool.
Oh, young man is fools, because they're engaged in folly.
And it's only until the gray starts coming, that they start really thinking about life seriously.
So young men, if you want to avoid foolishness, stay next to old men.
Your fathers or your uncle's or others who already have the grade. Because even if they don't have a lot of knowledge or taqwa they have experience, and when I tell you, wait, take it easy.
That's experienced telling you
that emotion doesn't accomplish things.
So Muslims, we need to change ourselves.
I say to you, Muslims, as was said to me, this is the age of Toba
Before we talk about jihad, before we want to go out and change the government, for we want to march with placards and get out in the street and do this and that for we want to argue with people about what should be higher and what should be this and that first, each one of us look to yourselves, make the dollar that the Prophet Yunus Allah Islam made, you know that dog
that Yunus made when he was swallowed by the whale.
Because most of us are swallowed by this dunya
we are in the belly of the dunya. And that acid inside the belly of the dunya is burning us up every day.
And somebody threw us in that dunya as somebody threw Yunus into that water. But Eunice la Salaam was a prophet and a messenger and just from knee jerk reaction, a profit and a messenger is not a blamer. So he did not blame those who threw him in the seat. He did not blame the whale that swallowed him what he did, when he found himself swallowed by that whale, he made this do I he said, La ilaha illa Anta Japonica in nice, two minute body men.
He made a dua, recognizing that it was he
who was the one that was oppressing himself.
And this action must have happened because of tat. And because he called on the law. And he blamed himself. A law calls that whale which is a servant of a law to swim to the shore, and spit him out onto the shore, because a profit making that kind of drive cannot stay in the belly of a whale.
And a lot of protected from that acid.
As the law will protect us from the acid of this dunya. And if we blame ourselves and call upon a law, a law would change our condition as he said, a lot does not change the condition of a people until they do what
they change the condition of their hearts. What is within themselves and we Muslims need to look at ourselves, and then you'll see what has happened to your children.
that what happened to my children
was because of me
My children are Muslims Alhamdulillah
and all of them are adults responsible for themselves except for Abdul Hakeem.
But wherever they failed, it was because of me.
Because I didn't have the time. I didn't have the equipment. I didn't have the tools. I didn't have the patience. I didn't have the wisdom.
Now that they're adults, they still can't blame me now, because now they're adults. They are blaming, but they really can't.
Because they're Muslims.
And they are of the age. My youngest daughter, she's the age of when I became a Muslim.
And I always tell her, don't blame me. At least you're the age that I was and you're already Muslim.
And hamdulillah she's married with a good Muslim brother.
I think a lot for that.
But I tell you brothers and sisters that if your children didn't turn out right
look at yourself
even though they had something to do with it, look at yourself what's going on inside your house?
Maybe Maybe it's not IBM that you watch it
My question was, is what were you watching before IBM
if IBM just started seven eight months ago what was you watching before that
in NP nRb
what was you watching before cuz y'all got big TVs?
You were watching whatever was available to watch.
And your children
was watching more than that.
Because they know how to watch when you're not watching.
So brothers and sisters, we have the opportunity in a free country
to change and I'm telling you that we need to change first our hearts
change how you feel in your heart about another Muslim?
Do you meet another Muslim and first you look to her or him up and down?
What kind of clothes they're wearing and how how they fit within the so called ritual. So now
what group they belong to? Do you ask them what Masjid do you belong to? I mean you know Muslims be asking that all the time what message you belong to shake
our we say them in the massage de la
the masjid belong to aloha belong to a mustard.
I visit all the gardens of Allah subhanho wa Taala where I have a chance to visit all the gods of law. I pray behind all the messages, all the memes. Of course, I tried to avoid those places where the people are handing out poison.
You know, if I there's a place where I know that people is committed to handing out poison and misguidance I'm not gonna say unless I get trapped off. And you know, I'm just driving somewhere I see a minute like I did in Kuwait. You know, I was I was in a hotel and the alarm went off and I didn't know where to pray. So I saw a message it had a green light as Oh man. I gotta be a master you got a green light on top of it. I went over there I prayed. I got an icy rocks on the floor.
I said oh,
I know what this is. But I was already in there.
So I went on top because I was the only one like that.
I was almost out of rock.
I already knew what the deal was. They didn't know what was going on something like that.
But I was already there.
So I say hamdulillah as I understood it.
It was time for the salon macgruber shot. I wasn't supposed to backup out of that and try to find another place where you know there was like, within what I consider to be the safe area. I would only prayed
and I asked a scholar later on what I should do. He told me what to do hamdulillah
but I'm saying brothers and sisters,
all praises due to Allah subhanho wa Taala go to all the masjid.
If there's a favorite one, or near one, go to the near one because that's next to you. You can contribute something better. Maybe you can get something better if there's a favorite one because it's somebody you know has good knowledge.
Somebody who has good practice. Somebody who has good taqwa.
Somebody who is known to be a profound leader inspira go there. But all the messages belong to a lot. And we should come out of that framework of I belong to this, and I belong to that.
And the demands of those messages,
they need to pray in their messages sometimes. And they need to go to the other message at other times,
to show their support, and their recognition, and the validation of the prayers and the leadership of the others.
This is how we can start to change.
We change our minds, our thinking,
how we think about ourselves, our children, how we think about our neighbors, how we think about our colleagues, our co workers, how we think about the government, how we think about our nation, the country,
how we think, are we selfish?
What can we do for the country?
brothers and sisters? Are we talking about who's in power and ain't doing this or that, but what you're doing?
Most of you try to avoid paying taxes.
If he was in a Muslim state, avoiding paying taxes, you should be lucky. They know Abu Bakar
some Muslims need to be locked up.
Because they don't want to pay no taxes to a non Muslim, and they don't want to pay no taxes even to a Khalifa that's why they try to have none.
What are you doing for your country?
Okay, if this country is being led by non Muslims, why you let them lead? What you're doing about it?
Kenyan Parliament you working for?
Are you working so that maybe in the future, you can bring back a Muslim president? Because you had one? Is that right or wrong?
So don't tell me you have a shot at it. Now you would do did this is Paula we never had no Muslim president united states.
Or he may be Muslim. He may take Shahada if he's not a Muslim, or he may become an ally to the Muslims, if the Muslims change their thinking.
Or you may bring back another What was his name? No Hassan.
And I understand that he was a decent man.
Why you don't work to bring another man back who may have some effect upon the the, the infrastructure, the demeanor
of the country, if he's a figurehead, he can set the tone. You see, if you've got a president who's a Muslim, he can set the tone for Islam for the institution's for legislation. He can invite, he can set the table, he can facilitate, but you Muslims because of your thinking, you don't think because you're thinking the fetus. So you never think like that.
if I come to this country, to stay, and they give me the permission to stay,
I want to work for that.
I want to work in sha Allah to try to get a person in government, who can facilitate things for the Muslims. I want to be able to sit with people in government and have them reject if that's what they want to do. But maybe one out of 100 will accept
because the message of lost a lot of them he sat with the Chiefs have the courage, spending time with them to cultivate them that perhaps one or two of them will accept. And that was what he was doing when the last panel with Allah sent that I about the blind man.
What was his name was the blind man's name
was the blind man's name chef
who became later on one of the more advanced of the prophets, a lot of them
the one who lived on the far outskirts of Medina. And he asked the prophets, a lot of them for permission that he could pray inside budget inside his house because he was blind. And on the way to the masjid. There was many different dangers for him, and the profit loss and told him said okay, yeah, but then when he reached the doorway of the mosque prompts us and asked him, he said, Wait a minute, can you hear the message? Can you hear me? Can you hear the other
from your house? Can you hear the other? And he said, Yes, the process of symptoms of dendrite didn't respond to it, that men come to the masjid.
So the prophet SAW Sam didn't give permission to a blind man who live on the outskirts of Medina. He didn't give him permission to pray in his house.
So why are you Muslims here?
Why are you Why are you okay sisters
I can deal with you right now. But I'm done. Let's talk about the men. I come back to you for a minute. I can't see the sisters over here all the way over there.
Sis over here. Okay, good. leave you alone for a minute.
But the four or 500 men here and five or 600 men that was in the master yesterday and five or 6000 men that be at the prayers in different places and so on. So why are these men not at the fudger prayer?
What's wrong with them?
What can excuse they got they had been mcjones.
Mattoon was walking. He had no motor scooter. He had no car, no truck.
He lived on the outskirts of Medina and the shack who talked here for three minutes before we pray he know where the outskirts of Medina is that I know where that where's that. So what's wrong with these men in Trinidad? Who's living
like the masjid over there, another master over there. What's wrong with them?
What the Prophet said it, so don't blame me now. Because I'm gonna tell you what the prophet SAW said. I'm gonna tell you in English, the shape contained in Arabic.
He said you will know the mo nuffic came from my own mouth.
Because they have a difficulty making the budget and the issue in JAMA.
So I call nobody no mana fix. I'm just saying that ni fac is the characteristic of the person who's too lazy, and too negligent to get out of his bed and leave his wife in his sleep, to come to the masjid. And worship a law is a sign of his commitment to the community.
That's one of our problems. And if we change that, brothers and sisters, believe what I'm telling you, if you change that,
if 20% of the Muslim men start coming to the masjid, for prayer, for fudger and 20% of the men start coming to the issue of prayer, then another 20% will follow them and some of their children will follow them and you got to see a change. But if you don't do that, you can recite all the code and you want you can send your children to two Mac tabs a day.
I don't know what kind of crown you think you're gonna have on the Day of Judgment.
But I'll tell you what the Messenger of Allah saw Sam told us about when you go to sleep. When you go to sleep, you know how to shoot on top three nights behind your ear, you know how to DJ
during the course of the night he blowing I'm not
tell you to sleep long.
So those who missed the 5g prayer,
tell you the whole thing.
He said those three knots tied behind the ear, your ear and my ear
sleep long. But the mystery of lost lost him said when one of you wakes up and says soprano law one knot is removed.
And when you go to the water and performed we'll do another knot is removed.
And when you perform the Salah, the third knot is removed and the influence of shaitaan is removed from you for that whole day.
And a good countenance comes to you and a good smell comes to your body.
And Allah opens up his father for you for that day.
But for whoever continues to sleep shaytan urinates in his ear.
And the smell of shaytans urine is inside of him the rest of that day.
And His disposition is been touched by shaytaan for that date.
And the law makes it difficult for him and confuses him about many issues during that date.
And so many of us have been smelling like that and acting like that for years.
With big turbans, big beards, and arguing with people about what I belong to and hot deeds and thick and blah, blah, blah.
You need to get your act together at budget time.
I always say to people who want to argue about Islam.
Meet me at fudger
meet me, let's talk about this here right after the fudger prayer. You find out that most of the arguments, they don't argue no more because because you know as too difficult they would all get fired or they will argue at door.
So we need to change simple things change.
We need to change our circumstances.
Look around yourself, brothers and sisters, look to your neighbors. Look to your colleagues, look to your coworkers. When's the last time that you asked a non Muslim? I mean, directly, you went to your neighbor and asked him pleaded with him, please, my family prepared food for you.
And you really did. My family has prepared food for you. Would you please come and share food with us?
You, your wife, your children, please just come. And if he makes an excuse, and excuse that you can accept, tell him so okay. But I want you to promise. I'll accept that right now. But I want you to promise that next week, the same time, you don't make no appointments, because I'm going to cook for you again. Now, how many weeks? Do you think he's gonna make an excuse before he comes in? And what are you trying to do? You're trying to offer him your food. So he can come into your house and see your environment. And by coming into your environment, he gets a chance to witness your behavior. And if he witnesses your behavior, he may begin to listen to your values. And if he listens to your
values, he may start to think about your principles and your Hey, why is this man like that? Then he might want to hear the call. And then he might want to hear about the messenger. So lost him who motivated you to be this way? Because he may want to find out. What is your motive for inviting him and acting this way? If you tell him because I want you to be a Muslim, that's the wrong thing. To Jehovah's Witnesses do that.
They will invite you to dinner but they come inside your house.
But their motivation. They want to come inside your house, and they want to steal your family. They want to take your family captives.
Well, that's what I try to do to people who got that motivation. Christians who think they missionaries, they like to knock on doors, my door be bothering me Saturday morning.
I get them back.
I get them back different.
Catch their children in the universities
catch him in different places in public areas where they come and they listen. And hamdulillah then we have the chance to not go into their houses, but we go into their minds and into their hearts. We captured him for Islam. And it's working.
In the last seven years, we witness more than 15,000
how many peoples in this country
1.3 million. I believe. And I said last night, I believe that this country, I wouldn't say this somewhere else. But I said Trinidad, I believe this country has the prospect that 15,000 people can become Muslims in the country every year.
I have a I have a statistic, I have a rationale for saying 15,000
I believe that if the Muslims was to change their hearts, change their minds, change the way they do things, change their attitude, change their demeanor, change the way they do things and interact with non Muslims. If you change, you will find that Muslim neighbors, colleagues, co workers, some of those who call friends will begin to listen to you and me. And if they listen, some of them will accept.
As I said earlier,
it is my experience. I have never in the last five years I've never talked to 100 non Muslims, but that's somewhere between eight and 15 took Shahada
always, sometimes four, sometimes 20, sometimes eight, sometimes 15, sometimes two, sometimes 70. But on average, if I talk to 100 non Muslims, normally 12 to 15 except Islam. If you want to see it happen, I say to you let you 800 Muslims, you bring 800 non Muslims someplace like this year, let me talk not hard not because I'm holiday season only because it is my experience that anyone who knows how to talk to neighbors, colleagues, co workers can metamorphosis himself to be like them. Because you gotta feel like them. If you want to talk to them. You can't talk to them like you righteous.
You can't talk to them like you blaming. You can't talk to them like you preach and you can't talk to him like you want them to be Muslims. No, that's the wrong way.
You got to talk to them like you are sitting where they are. And they got to feel like you have that kind of sensitivity.
Because I used to be a Christian.
When I talk to when I talk to Christians, I say to them, I'm still a Christian.
Christian mean loving Jesus.
Christian means serving God.
Christian mean being righteous.
Christian means loving my neighbor. If Christian means observing the 10 commandments, if Christian means that, that I'm still and I'm more Christian than you.
But if Christian means, saying that Jesus is the Son of God, which he never said that I like that.
But that's a different kind of Christian.
So when they understand that, I'm sitting where they are, and I got a feeling like they have, then they start wanting to listen.
And when 100 non Muslims sit with us, and trust us, 100 non Muslims, live next to us and eat with us and drink with us and see our behavior. And their children play with our children. And we exchange gifts with them. And we share their problems and their tragedies. And when they don't have money we give to them, we loan to them, when they don't have food, or they have a calamity, we come to their aid, and when they die, we also give our condolences, as the prophet SAW Sam said, to a time where Taku Salam men are after warmerdam tarrif
This country has the potential
one of the greatest potentials because of the fitrah of the people.
But the problem that I have seen in the field of Dawa
the greatest opposition, the greatest frustration that I have seen in the field of Dawa is the Muslims
because either they don't want to spend for the dollar
or Muslim they want to buy DVDs and CDs and Muslim want to buy iPods and Muslim motorbikes disc and Muslim, motorbike this and that and books it, but they want to buy it for themselves.
But if you ask them
okay, IBM is brand new.
And I'm not doing an advertisement or plug for this company. Only because this company is producing a vehicle, a microphone, a camera, a platform, a screen,
to take a signal into the homes of this country. So that if the truth is spoken, they can hear it, they can see it.
And they may respect it and they may listen. And when somebody told me that in six months time, over 200 people accepted Islam over the television, ISIS had Allah
and I mean even really like a dowel station.
It's like just Islamic information. They like it's like, dedicated to like dour, just slamming information. Over 200 people take a Shahada over the phone, you know, like they watching the screens, I won't be a Muslim lai lai la
just means in spite of the Muslims.
And you mean to tell me that how many Muslims in this country 120,000
You mean Tell me 100,000 Muslims in this country just for the prospect of Dawa and the prophet SAW slim said and one rewire the chef would know better that if one person enters Islam, I think he said this to Ali della one if one person enters Islam to your hands is better for you than him or
better for you than red camels.
brother in Cheyenne what a red camel is today.
I noticed at least one of them cause the heat driving around in a
paddock with red camel is today. I think a red camera might be like a red Mercedes,
That might be what a red camel is.
So all in another place better for you than the world and what's in it? dunya hydrometer? Do
you mean to tell me that 100,000 Muslims, who may be practicing Islam are not practicing Islam faking Islam or living Islam? You mean 100,000 Muslims, they will not give $10 a month
and $10 a month that's only like about $1 50 and us money. Is that right? So let me set that up a little bit. You mean they wouldn't give $50 a month,
which is like about seven or $8 they won't give $100 every time
to facilitate the work that this channel is doing, because I understand that making mistakes.
You know, like somebody said to me yesterday,
he says shake, you need to tell those brothers who's at IBM, they need to cut that music off. You don't mean
I will tell who's I don't say who said it now.
I'm just telling the brothers is what man told me yesterday, shake, you know, you got influence over there. But you tell him brother didn't just stop playing that music.
Say brother you from Trinidad, but you don't tell him.
He's no problem. So you want me to have a problem.
I said, Look, brother, I was this, what I would suggest for you, you should call up as a supporter.
And say 90% of the work you're doing is wonderful.
And I'm going to support that 90% I'm going to give 100 or 1000, for that 90% that you're doing. But I'd like to meet with the the people who's the executives, because I have a couple of issues. And I'm sure that those executives will meet with a man who's gonna give 1000 or 100.
And then when you come, come with your check, and your cash, give it and then sit down with them and tell them
your feelings about the music.
And then my brother, do a little bit of research and find out not only tell them, they should stop playing the music,
but come up with a solution
because there is a solution.
But that solution is very expensive.
I know that because I heard that story. So many times it Muslim thing of support this check because you know that music, blah, blah,
They ain't gonna support it anyway.
They just looking for an excuse.
So if I told you brothers and sisters that there is a software system, there is a software solution that can provide natural sounds beautiful, natural sounds that are islamically halaal. But it costs 60,000 pounds.
I didn't say $20.
I said 60,000 is a software that's been produced. But the company who produced it, put so much engineering investment into it, that they are selling the package for 60,000 pounds.
So for me, I went to four countries and
I went to 160 Muslim businesses. And I asked him, brother, will you give us 1000 pounds so that we can get this software so that when we do these commercials, and when we do these programs, and these jump backs and the shake know what I'm talking about jump backs, when we do all these transitions, it can all be hilarious.
They gave me dialectical theoretical, personal, you know, all these kind of excuses that people make because they're greedy, because they selfish because they weren't gonna support it anyway. And until now, nobody gave us even 1000 pounds to correct that situation. So when we get 60,000 pounds, we will buy that software
because we're not going to pirate it because if I can go to Singapore, and I can buy a pirate copy of it, but then I'm a thief.
Just like most of the Muslims don't mind buying pirated copies
of scholars and students of knowledge lectures, because you don't want to pay that price. So you stealing
so we have to change the way we think.
And we part of changing a sacrifice.
Change IBM, make IBM better.
Make it better. Make your mustard better. bring money to the masjid give it to the mom with no qualifications give it
because the Masters I'm seeing here in this country.
I'll be very honest with you they're big,
nice designs is mogul styles, like them.
But I can tell something, that when I go to the houses of the Muslims, the houses of the Muslims look better than the message.
The House of the Muslims are cleaner.
The House of the Muslim got better carpeting, better floors, better toilets, better lights, better facilities, better sidewalks, better everything.
You know, even a would you call that when they cut the grass and do the lawn? Well, they call it landscaping, round yellow houses that you got here. But the messages are not taken care of like that.
Because Muslims are greedy.
Muslims are selfish.
Muslims only deal with the masjid from a point of ritual, we go there to bow down like birds. And as soon as the prayer is over, we stand around and prints and said each other, this is not lies that we ain't gonna do.
Five minutes later, my [???] is empty.
So most of these beautiful big messages, they only receive five times 10 minutes of people in there a day.
That's it. Where's the rest of the action of the Muslims wears it in their businesses and their homes, standard in the streets, talking and acting like you know, acting out Islam. I say Muslim brothers and sisters, let's change the way we do things. Let's change our thinking. Let's come out of our pockets and support our leaders. Before you criticize your leaders, give him support.
don't support the leader with tongue with mouth, support your leader with your goods and your person. Go to your leader and introduce yourself and say
my name is Khalid Yasin. I have so many children, this is where I work. This is my income. This is what I do. This is my skill. And I follow you. I listen to you, I pray behind you, I respect you. But in some issues I disagree with you. But nevertheless, islamically you are a leader I pray behind and a leader that I follow.
And I want to give you my support.
I'm offering you the support
of myself and my family.
And I'm guaranteeing you that out of the
that I make a year or 50,000 that I make a year or 40,000 that I make a year that 5% of that belongs to you to do what you need to do for the work that you do. And I don't mind and I don't ask what portion of it that you take for yourself.
How many of us is willing to do that for the leader?
that's the kind of people that we have become.
Then you want to talk about the leaders say he held he don't do this and he don't do what you want him to do and he you ain't giving them nothing.
But you want somebody to come here with his own money, build his own machine, then he should be a tyrant over you.
Help your leader, support your leader. Obey your leader, respond to your leader as the brother he recited to you, Mr. Jay Gould Allahu Allah Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam respond to a lot of his messages a lot of sense when he calls you to that which gives you life.
So responding to a law and responding to His Messenger Salaam. It also means when your leaders call you towards a loss of like the obligation to Allah, you're supposed to respond to him
to law Atilla t o r t, Attila t Rasul Allah, Imran Khan,
obey Allah and obey them and those charged with authority from among you, unless they order you to do something which they have no right to order you to do, you must obey them,
obey them, and if you got complaints about them, first, give them the support, give them the honor, collaborate with them, help them involved with them, advise them.
Then after that, I
talk to them and say what you disagree about.
Muslims. If we take these steps, we will improve our condition. Muslims, if you take these steps, you will improve your relationship with the non Muslims. Muslims if you take these steps, you will improve your condition with your government and Muslims. If you take these steps, you will find that you will get a clearer vision about the problems and challenges of your society. Muslims, if you take these steps, this country, this earth that belongs to Allah that's under your feet. This earth will become under your command.
But if you don't take this advice
I'll tell you what the dentist says, just leave teeth alone, they'll go away. Because you and I have already lost. I don't know how many of your children that you have lost. Because most of the Muslims, especially the men, we are too proud to talk about what has happened to our daughters.
We're too proud to say that our sons don't even pray.
And we forbid our wives to even mention it.
So we hide it from each other. You know, we're puffing our chests up to each other.
But we had what's really happening inside our families. But you know, what about hiding? Dead fish?
live fish swim.
Dead fish float. That's a Chinese proverb.
live fish swim, but dead ones float.
And soon dead fish is gonna give off a smell.
Brothers, you know, what's happening inside your homes.
And I've mentioned a couple of things that I'm being honest about.
And I'm not talking at you. If there was a mirror here, I'd be talking to Holliday, I see him.
And the prophets. Lawson said that a Muslim is the mirror of home
of his brother.
I'm the mirror of my brother and sister Muslim. And I want to go and come back. But I don't want to leave without possibly effecting a change. Because I hope that what I have to say and what I have seen, it changes my life.
That I will tell brothers and sisters in America, brothers and sisters in the UK, brothers and sisters in Canada, brothers and sisters in Malaysia, brothers and sisters and places, I will tell them what I witnessed in Trinidad.
I won't tell the bad
because Muslims don't need to know about the bad, we got enough trauma, depression, I'll tell them the good.
And most of what I've seen is good. But it can get better.
If you want the good to affect more than just your home, and your family and what you consider to be your community spread that good.
Be unselfish. Make the intention today to support the work of Dawa.
If there's 120,000 Muslims in this country, I say to you that if you want IBM to be a satellite channel, that can go anywhere in the world with their message, a very sophisticated message that will get better and better that it will become just like the Discovery Channel or even better if you want that to happen. I say it could happen tomorrow, tomorrow.
Because if the 120,000 Muslims here, who themselves represent at least 40,000 working adults, if each one of them was to give 1000 1000
Trinidadian died dollars
1000 times 40,000 is how many million
40 million Trinidad in Dallas will produce a purpose built
channel, not a channel, but a purpose built broadcasting station with 10 channels.
let's start working on getting those 40,000 Muslims who love Allah, who love the Prophet sloths, who love Islam, who will give 40 sir, who would give 1000 in the next six months, who will give 1000 next year who could give 1000 tomorrow?
work on that so that we can build it. I'm talking about a building that size, that size. Why do I know that? Because just six months ago,
our station our company
we had to turn back
10 million pounds
because it was a rubber wheel.
We didn't discover the rubber wheel component until the money was already in the bank.
And I thank God that when the time came for us to sign for that money, I was in Mecca.
I was in Mecca in Ramadan because if I wasn't in Mecca and Ramadan Allah He knows best
how hard we worked for that money and how we needed that money.
But because I was in Mecca and Ramadan, Allah, He saved me.
But our plan was to build
in the UK, and also build in Australia, to edifices like that,
with more than 27,000 square feet.
That would provide us with over 20 channels, satellite channels.
And I have all the research with me right now that I'm going to share with IBM.
Because I believe that a law sent me here to work with these brothers, because they are broadcasting, but they didn't have that experience.
And I say that you brothers and sisters here in this country, you are a classic population of people that can make this happen.
If you disagree, disagree,
but hold your disagreement for a moment and spend
because there are Muslims.
And they have a little bit of humility. And they have a little bit of knowledge. And they have a little bit of sincerity. And they're Muslims, and they want to do something that could affect your family. And that could affect this country. And that could affect a change.
So I say,
if you think 1000 is too much for you to give.
I think that if the brothers made an appeal to this country, to the Muslims of this country,
if you couldn't give 1000 then give 100
and give that 100 right away.
is will provide
one 10th of 40,040,000 people, working people that gave 100 today will give these brothers 4 million and 4 million
we'll build a building like that.
Then IBM could have 1012 channels.
You could have a Korean channel, an educational channel, channel just dedicated for women channel dealing with social issues, a channel dealing with medicine, channel dealing with agriculture and business,
a channel that just deals with cartoons and things, wholesome things for children entertainment, a channel just dealing with market world marketplace channels like that. Channels dealing with the issues and problems that the non Muslims could see. And if non Muslims are calling that channel right now, taking Shahada, what do you think they'll do if it's a building like that with 10 channels, where the Prime Minister might take Shahada
because he would know that there might be a quarter of a million people in this country that might be willing to cast a vote behind a company like IBM and the people that's associated with it. He might take a Shahada just the same way Constantine became a Christian.
became a Christian, although he was a pervert,
pervert that was sleeping with his sister,
a pervert, a pagan, a drunkard, a homosexual, sleeping with his sister, but he became
Because he realized that it was better to join them and
then fight them.
Now, I'm not saying your president or your prime ministers like that, from what I understand these are people who are
people who think
people who you can talk with people who are accessible to people who all have Christian background. I say when your influence becomes manifest, some of us will be able to sit in the Prime Minister's office, and he will he and his people will be watching some of these programs. And some of those people will also become Muslims or allies.
But you have that choice and that influence in your wallet right now.
You have that choice inside your heart right now. If there are 800 adults sitting under this tip right now, I asked those 800 adults, how many of you are willing to make a pledge of 100 100 Trinidadian dollars 100. How many of you will make that pledge right now to pay it tonight? Or to pay it next week or the parent
month? How many of you will do that? Let me see the signs, I can look past this, like, how many hands? How many hands? A few.
I'm surprised, I would have thought that every person would have said, even if they don't have the money in their pocket, everyone would have just raised two hands up like that.
Because if we were in a church, if this was the church, and the Christian was Undertale, and I said something like them, that their church had the chance to do this. So they would have jumped up said, hallelujah.
They will do it like that. And they would have spent that money because those are people who are willing, they don't pray as much as we do. And they don't even say as much as we do. But that's our problem as Muslims, we do a lot of saving, and we do a lot of praying. But when it comes time to put the money on the ground, we don't do no paying, if you're hesitant to give up 100
that you're going to spend on your bellies.
And I'm telling you brothers and sisters, I know this country got beautiful food but you eat too much.
Some of the men is walking around looking like they're pregnant.
I mean stock for law.
Come on. Now, some of y'all I know some of us like you know, you could say is like in the family. What do you call it?
I try to infer
stuff I try to I stuff a lot just I try to infer nothing. But let the mystery of last off Sam said that. He said obesity and obesity is a disease of luxury.
Now I know y'all who are scholars of Hadith y'all can probably tell me whether it had even mouth do is it? Is it as an you know is this how do you know you might translate it differently and all of that, but what I read, the prophet SAW said that obesity is a disease of luxury.
That means luxury means a fluency. That mean when people got too much of the right thing like food,
they ain't got nothing else to do, but have a good time and eat.
I really want to tell the brothers Honestly, I'm staying here another day to go to no duck, shoot duck cookout.
Now, if you order me to stay here, and go to the duck, shoot, cookout.
but I intend to eat no whole lot of duck
around interested in spending your whole day cooking no ducks.
But if that's what you want to do as a social thing, okay, but let's bring the duck and let's bring the buck.
Let's bring the ducks and the books.
So as we get finished cooking, then we can start building
because these 800 people right here 800 people right here is worth 80,000
right here 80,000 80,000. The Shaykh said last night what they was able after the use of sts came what they was able they bought a truck right? They bought a van. They bought some cameras, they bought some speakers, they bought this they bought that they move in I want to come in July, I want to get them another thing
I want to help the brothers to open up knock that wall down open up the studio. That's what I want to do. And I don't want to leave I want to stay
but I don't want to stay among no greedy selfish people.
So I'm not going to be giving a whole lot of dollar talks to Muslims. If you want me to come here and be here for a while I'm going to be talking this kind of talk
I'm going to be trying to
talk about the book and the book
we need money
we want to do that we'll be talking about this nice money those tents cost money these lights cost money.
Let's cut back on the food let's get spend that money
this hole up this hole up some of these masters don't bill no more machines right now. Let's build one in place like that in the broadcast. broadcast center. Let's build that. Then let's come back to the message.
trustees brothers take this opportunity because if you don't take this opportunity, shame on you.
There's some other people here. We don't have nothing against them.
There's some other people that live in this country with you who want that license or worse than you do.
They want this license.
They want to create a situation that you lose this license.
Because they now are envious. They are jealous. They realize that people, every one of those homes, that those people were in, who became Muslims on that TV, how do you think those homes reacted? those parents, those wives, those husbands, those cousins and outs, those people, those churches, how you think they feel, knowing that at the end, is given Shahada over the phone.
They hope and pray and right now they fail.
Somebody might be plotting right now to say that they're trying to get somebody to say something over the air to get the license revoked.
Muslims, don't let that happen.
rally to these brothers help these brothers,
you scholars and students of knowledge who have disagreements about this, or comments or feelings or whatever. Don't, don't say that to the people.
rally to help these brothers and help them with your words, help them with your job. Help them with your scholarly dollars. Help them with your knowledge. And your brothers and sisters who are not scholars or students of knowledge. Help them with your money. Help them with your time. Because there's $80,000 under this tip right now, if we just say 100 per person.
And if these brothers had 80,000 right now,
and what they can do
if they talk next week to another group and got another 80,000
I mean, you could give 100 right now and it wouldn't be nothing you could like, please 100.
So let's ask one more time. How many Muslims here feel that this action this work that's being done? That is forced for them to give 100? Meaning that pet tomorrow? Next week, pet next month? But give 100? How many will do that? Let's see.
See, most of you sisters also raise your hands because y'all got more money than the minute
I told you, I was coming back to you.
The woman got more money than the men always. Because when fathers who have money dad,
the money that goes to their daughters, they don't have to spend it on nobody except themselves. Is it right or wrong?
Is it right or wrong?
although they receive two thirds, they gotta support their wife, the mother, the Auntie, the grandmother, the sister or that money, but the women who get this money what they got to spend it on nothing but themselves. So if your husband is stingy, he don't want to give up no money and you know, he got it.
Take some spin it into wherever I get that adger for your family. But most of you sisters, you ain't got to take note from your husband, you got money.
So I will expect the sisters to be the main supporters because at the end of the day, as we say in the UK, at the end of the day, if there is a worthy project usually you're going to find the sisters there
because mothers, sisters, daughters wives, they have an instinct of feeling to support the community and an effort
so brother I would suggest check Sam and
brother in Shan
get a commitment from these people. Muslim say Bismillah
say auction villa.
That means in the name of a law I swear by law
so like if I say this villa auction Villa, I'm a fast Mondays and Thursday I can't take that back now.
Now that fast becomes almost like Ramadan because Roger balmy now, fabric that I got, I still got to pay something.
So brothers and sisters, if you want to swear if you want to make a commitment, make it do good.
And the brothers did ask me to say that.
I'm saying that to you because I believe that this can cause a change for us.
And everywhere that I go I always try to say to the Muslims
that if we want to change something, put your money where your mouth is.
put up a Shut up.
Let him who believes the long lasting need to say what's good or do what
This is what we need to do.
Keep doing the other things that we're doing studying and reciting, and praying and fasting and reading and keep doing all that. But right now is the time call. So it's time for this and the time for that you don't have
the time for this and it's time for that right now. The time
is the time for change,
social change, and part of the social change, I think, can facilitate the dialogue.
And right now, the Dow don't need more tops.
The Dow needs people who will support it.
Please Muslims, don't forget that this advice I gave to you, because I'll be leaving on Thursday. And I'll be coming back on inshallah, in
July. And although I have some lectures already written, prepared and researched, to try to make my presence beneficial to make my contribution positive I
don't think to yourself that when the Shaykh says to you that the stadium's that you're going to come to is free
are like the brothers saying that and I told him that I don't like that.
I don't like that word.
That whole word is don't sound right to me.
What in the world you spending all this money for these stadiums? All this advertisement, all this hype,
all these lights, cameras and people coming out their homes and dressed up and coming to these places in Drive and spending money and gas and cars and kids and everything coming inside this place and talking free.
But I understand I
understand the strategy.
So let me share with you now. So it ain't like you get caught by surprise.
We want the maximum amount of Muslims to come
and we want them to bring the maximum amount of non Muslims is that right check. And we don't want the Muslims to pay nothing if they're gonna bring a non Muslim with him.
And we certainly don't want the non Muslims pay nothing to come here. The word of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we want to deliver. So we want 9000 11,000 12,000 and that was the last day that we're going to 25 or 30,000 we want to filled up
we bought the National Stadium filled standing room only outside people out in the parking lot can't get in just like the World Cup.
Of course angle angle A no world speaker no World Cup gonna be there. But that's we want it to be like
and we don't want to charge not one Yaga dimes here
we don't want them to spend not one cent to get in.
Once y'all get in there, we're gonna get some money.
I'm telling you right now, I don't care if you come with none you got we're gonna get some money. If we have the clothes off all the gates, and all the doors, we're gonna get some money.
Because Shame on you. Shame on you, for you to come out to all these events and walk up and then sit up in their free and take a seat and know what it costs. These brothers are gonna probably wind up spending 250,000 Trinidadian dollars to do this tour, isn't it check?
Why because we are hoping that we may get 50 or 100 or 150 or 200 people that might take Shahada, we may also get some support for this channel for another month or two, we might get that kind of support. That's what we're asking for. But if those 25,000 at that one Stadium, and if those 10 or 11,000 at the other four stadiums, if those 50 or 60,000 people 40,000 Muslims, 20,000 non Muslims or 50,000 Muslims or 10,000 non Muslims, if each of them were willing to support this work
for the whole tour.
They paid 200 to get to a dinner. That's something different but to support the whole tour, we're not talking about the dinner because you come in there to eat.
But if you pay 100 100 just for the whole tour 50,000 Muslims.
How much is that chick?
That's a half million
50,000 Muslims that just give 100 for the whole tour because hum de la de was inspired
Day was inspired, they were motivated.
They heard something that could change their lives, they saw somebody except the slum, they saw the evidence of what this IBM can do, they all gave 100 for the whole tour,
half a million, it's gonna take this company to the end of the year,
half a million.
And I believe by the grace of velocity Palo Alto, Allah, that I have, in my mind, a plan that I want to share with the brother, that inshallah via de la by the end of this year, if the Muslims respond like that,
by this time, next year, we're going to go, we are going to be starting the building, we're going to be starting to clear the land of where we're going to build that structure by this time next year. But it's up to you Muslims, if you want to do it. I couldn't say this in the UK, because we don't have those kinds of people, the circumstances not like that. I couldn't say that in New York, because the circumstances not like that. But I can say that in Trinidad because of the fear of the people, and the demographics of the Muslims. And because IBM is broadcasting.
If you want this to happen, you can make it happen.
But you have to respond to law. And the rest of you, somebody will say that the Muslim travel thank you very much for your patience and for your tolerance. And I want to thank shakey Sham for his guidance.
And his manager ship of IBM and I want to thank brother in Shan for his vision. I want to thank all the brothers and sisters who are the supporters of this project. I want to thank all the scholars and students of knowledge who who are themselves in their own small or large wave, supporting guiding making dua for this project. I want to thank all the leaders of the Muslim leaders of this country, I want to thank all of them, you see for their tolerance for this project. And I'll thank them also for having good words of encouragement for myself. I also want to thank the Trinidadian government, for providing me with the privilege of a visa to come here, knowing quite well that I'm
coming here as a Muslim, to interact with the Muslims. And they know my, they know my work.
They know my work, and if they wanted to stop it, they wouldn't let me come here. So I want to thank the government for their observation, their toleration,
and their support for the Muslim presence here because the government is smart enough to know that the Muslim presence in this country is a stabilizing presence, that if there's a hope, for the crime, for the despair, and for the frustration, and for the emptiness and for the morality of this country to change, this country knows well,
that prospect lies with the Muslims.
It's all Muslims, don't disappoint yourself.
respond to a lot as messenger allows them when he calls you to that which will give you life.
Thank you very much. melasma Allah bless you. May Allah preserve us May Allah forgive us. So particular more than 101 a shadow will die either a land want to stop for one or two bullet was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh