The Enemy Within
Channel: Khalid Yasin
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Good. So my respected brothers and sisters in Islam, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala with sin citations upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a manner which is befitting his stature. And we remember that Allah subhanho wa Taala his melodica they send special salutations upon the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and the last panel that is all it is, are you believe YouTube should send citations upon him with a sense of reverence and gratitude? We say along with the letter Mohammed Radha and Mohammed Kumasi la tada Rahim Allah Allah Brahim a filament, Mohammed Majid Allahumma barik Allah Muhammad Allah Allah Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah Ibrahim Wanda Edinboro
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after this my brothers and sisters in Islam I'd like to discuss today some issues relative to
correcting our behavior
and I titled this presentation as the enemy within
because many Muslims today they are preoccupied with the enemies from without
and they are pointing the finger and they are blaming and they are analyzing and they are scheming and they are plotting and they are reacting to the enemies on the outside while
they are subject and subordinate to the enemy within
And if we are unable to subdue the enemy within
it will not matter what our assessment is and what our efforts are to deal with the enemy from out from the outside.
The enemy within is the unruly self, knifes the Amara,
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam told us, none of you can become a true believer, until you bring your house into accordance with what I have brought your house,
your opinion or your desire or your feeling, your emotion into accordance with what I have brought. So we know that the believer in Allah subhanaw taala in the last day, it is their obligation to check themselves,
control themselves, bring their opinions and bring their feelings and bring their emotions and bring their desires into accordance with the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
In the light of the present world circumstances and the many adverse situations that Muslims are facing every day.
in so many places, one can rationalize and understand why our minds would focus upon the nations and or governments that are directly or indirectly responsible for perpetrating such adversity upon the Muslims.
Of course, it's natural.
It's natural for us to be preoccupied. It's natural for us to be concerned, it's natural for us to react to the enemies who are perpetrating this kind of adversity upon Muslims everywhere.
As a reaction to these criminal acts against Muslims, we are seeing an equally blatant amount of criminal acts perpetrated by Muslims
From groups of frustrated and angry Muslims,
who believe that they must fight fire with fire.
We see other Muslims marching, shouting, publicly protesting in an attempt to peacefully or
in other ways, bring attention to these horrendous and unrelenting acts of aggression upon Muslim people
they feel and justifiably So, that this is the least that they can do in facing the onslaught of an obvious enemy.
This social and political repression and oppression has created a host of complex and unprecedented reactions, and have led to the extreme behaviors of hatred and vindictiveness on many on the part of many Muslims.
I do not personally justify these extreme behaviors on the part of Muslims who must However, they are, how justified they may seem, how noble objectives may appear, how knowledgeable they may be,
because criminal actions and criminal reactions above all criminal in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala.
Nor do I in any way, shape or form, justify the criminal behaviors and aggressions which have provided these are prompted these reactions.
What I do want to speak about this morning
is another enemy. That in my estimation, is equal if not greater in its threat and impact upon the Muslim and the Muslim society.
Which is usually avoided in discussions
and which is sometimes veiled by other emotional issues.
The enemy within
is a veiled enemy.
This enemy is the enemy that we don't look in the face, except if we look in the mirror.
This enemy works from within the aroma and within the individual.
And this enemy destroys
the ibadah and this enemy distorts the aqeedah.
And this enemy gradually displaces the energy and the direction of the individual who has this enemy within.
This enemy works from within the oma and therefore its influence
is double edged
and it is very blatant, and it has a very serious psychosis attached to it.
One, this enemy serves to aggravate and distort the relationship between Muslims even.
And number two, this enemy serves to distort and undermine the Islamic message and the Muslim image to the non Muslims.
This enemy has several phases. And this enemy has several features, some of which I want to discuss
some of the characteristics and features of this enemy stem from lack of knowledge. That's number one.
If we trace the history, the Islamic history we'll find that immediately after the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. They appeared some Muslims, who although they appeared to be Mottaki,
fearing the loss of anodal. In fact, it was mentioned about them that
they prayed more than most other Muslims.
They engaged in more ibadah
they recited more code and
they were more fervent in their spirit and their nature. But
over gradual point of time, they misinterpreted some of the Quran.
And they misinterpreted some scenes of the prophets, a lot of us to them. And through this misinterpretation, they begin to cause aggravation among the Muslims. And eventually this aggravation led to not just blaming other Muslims, but it led to they're pointing at other Muslims and calling Muslims Kaffirs.
And inevitably, after that, it went to the furthest extreme, where they started to make it halaal to take the blood of other Muslims.
how this happened? one simple thing
to the lack of knowledge and the MIS application of some of the acts of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And through some extreme behavior.
Another feature that this enemy takes
is that as a result of anger, as a result of blaming as a result of criticism as a result of frustration, it leads them to aggression.
And this aggression
is a criminal and an immoral behavior.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I think the Imam recited the other the other day, or someone recited where the prophet SAW Selim said,
See Babel Muslim mufa socon wakita, who prefer
to abuse a Muslim.
to curse a Muslim
is a Fisk, a criminal act wakita, Allah who co for fighting him, killing him, is an act of conflict.
Another one of the features that this enemy takes is extreme behaviors and views.
a behavior or a view, which is not accepted.
A behavior or a view which is not
recommended, nor documented
by the majority of the Muslims and their scholars,
or behavior which we did not find the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, approving of
something simple as anger. Anger
is one source of extreme behavior.
What did the prophet SAW last him say to a person whom he found angry? What did he say to him?
latter, the latter the three times.
Don't become angry,
don't become angry, don't become angry.
And another Hadith you mentioned about this anger, that the anger is something from the Shaitaan.
You can see the signs of the anger when a person becomes very angry what happens?
You see the heat from the shaytaan comes up in his face.
You see the heat of the shaitaan comes up, changes the disposition of the person clouds the intelligence
And in the fit of anger, a person might smash something might divorce his wife
might hit his children may kill somebody out of what temporary madness because angry anger is a temporary form of madness.
It's a source of extreme behavior,
adopting a position about matters
in an extreme way, that is, rather than take the middle cost or the moderate cost the person he takes to the extreme cause
the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam was once and just want to summarize this, he was once approached by three men who themselves thought that they were expression in some action of
extreme religious behavior.
One of them he said, I will pray
and I will pray continuously.
And the other he said, I will fast I will not break the fast
and others said I will have nothing to do with women.
All of them thought this is an act of Zod, you know, extreme
religious or ritual.
And in the modern world, we think that these kinds of people, it is some sort of indication that they have done what committed themselves to some high level of worship.
What the prophets allows them to say to them.
So all of a sudden,
he said to the first man, I pray and I stopped my prayer for my needs. I'll come upon Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, I fast and I break my fast
and I love women.
whoever is not and whoever
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Here the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was trying to show these three men who were exhibiting very proudly extreme views. To do what in order to please Allah subhana wa Tada.
He is rejecting those extreme views. We have among the Muslims, many, unfortunately, many, especially young men, who are adopting extreme views.
And they are thinking that
that is a sign of religiosity. It's a sign of taqwa, it's a sign of loyalty.
In fact, they are misrepresenting the Sunnah of the Prophet, so awesome. They are misrepresenting the Muslims, and they are causing aggravation throughout the world, among the Muslims and outside the Muslims.
And this kind of extreme behavior is these extreme views lead to extreme behavior.
Another one is ethnic grouping,
how the Muslims, naturally it is natural for me. And it is natural for you to want to eat the food of the people I was born amongst, it's natural for you and I, to wear the clothing of the people I'm born among. It's natural for you and I to speak the natural language which I'm born among, to have a feeling for my people of the geography of ethnicity where I'm born, this is natural. And this is why nationalism and tribalism, this is why it's an imperceptible disease.
It's like the gas that comes from the stove. You can cut that gas on and go to sleep and you will not see the gas right, isn't it?
You won't see the gas. But maybe you won't wake up.
Because it's an imperceptible disease. It's an imperceptible poison. nationalism is natural. Because it comes from a natural source, the love of self love of people, concern for self and people, some people call it patriotism.
But it leads to
The prophets, Allah them he condemned this kind of behavior, and it starts from an innocent way. You enter the masjid, and you look to sit with the people from your place.
Me, I'm African American, African, Caribbean, whatever we want to call ourselves.
Afro Australian, whatever.
So here I'm looking for Afro homeboy. I see one in the masjid. Oh, so Pamela kyphotic I keep my shout love. Where are you from? Then we sit down together, we talk our homeboy language.
So every time I come to the masjid, I look for him. He comes to the masjid, he looks for me, it happened innocently.
We start to group ourselves. And we also look for other brothers in Australia, I can you know, any other brothers from America, you know, the African Afro Australian brothers,
we start to want to eat in our own homes.
We want to eat chicken.
Because that's what we like.
We start to grouping. And then after that, we start seeing some other groups some behavior we don't like.
And the same thing happens with the Pakistani The same thing happens with the Indian. And the same thing happens with the Afghan at the same thing happens with the atom. And the same thing happens with the Lebanese. The same thing happens with the Somali, all of them do this innocently. But what did the prophets allows them do with his companions, when he when they arrived in Medina? Now what did he do to modify this natural tendency?
These were Arabs. But some was Mohajer, in other words, what. And so
the prophet SAW a lot of them, he put them together as brothers.
So they share the same food, they sit in the same place, they discuss with each other similar conditions. He did this, some of our lives to them as a wisdom to modify that natural tendency, and they were Arabs, but they just from different place.
We also brothers have to be very careful of this ethnic grouping and prejudice, because ethnic grouping leads to prejudice and bigotry.
If you don't sit with others in the masjid,
if you don't walk with others,
if you don't invite others, if you don't answer the invitation of others, you will not see them as your brothers, you will see them as outsiders.
Once you see them as outsiders other than yourself,
you will prefer yourselves over them.
And shaytan will come in between you and them, that you're sitting on this side, and they're sitting on that side. And sometimes they think they don't know why you're looking at them that way.
And they will think the same. And at times your culture will clash.
And then they will come some behavior will come and someone will call the other one.
You black so and so.
Or you stupid tacky. Or you this are you that hola quwata illa Allah? And what did the profits or loss then say to above or below the long run? When he said something like that?
Did he say me your face be covered? May your forehead be covered with dust or something like that? Yeah, without you have added something for speech of the Jackie Leah.
And on the bit on that above or below and he reformed himself. And he called that person whom he spent said that word to.
And he apologized and he put his head on the ground and told that person below the law and
put your foot on my head.
So we do we have to, we have to kill this issue before it rises up. Because it is one of the most destructive elements among the Muslims.
One of the most destructive elements among the Muslims yet it is something seemingly it is tolerated.
And as passed down from grandfather,
to the grant to the off to the to his son to the grand son,
that you will find among the Muslims, this disease, and they don't even realize the disease exists.
And we find it among the Muslims in the form of what we call cultural baggage.
baggage that we carry from wherever it comes from. And we bring it right inside the religion and when we teach other people to religion, what do you think we also teach them
the cultural baggage also
and it distorts the Brotherhood. It undermines the Brotherhood and it distorts the image of Islam.
Another one of those characteristics is ideological polarization. What does this mean?
That is among the Muslims, they take for themselves certain ideological positions, whether it be metal heavy positions, or whether it be other ideological persuasions. So, one man says, I am hanafy I don't pray with the Hambling.
I don't follow the humbler Imam. I go to a mosque who is hanafy because
is binding on me to follow my madhhab What has he done?
He has polarized himself.
And this is what has happened to the Muslims to such a degree that it was not just long ago.
Not too long ago that even in Mecca
at the Kava for the Muslims doing when the avant was called what was they doing?
The heterophase was praying behind and how does the Eman Maliki behind Maliki Imam Shafi behind Shafi Imam and the handling behind humbly ma'am how many years ago this was
2530 years ago, mail loss upon dollar reward the individual
a call to eradicate this
May Allah reward them? Can you imagine the reward for the person
who brought up this issue and made a call for its destruction? So that today when the Muslims go to Mecca, whatever you want to say about the government there whatever you want to say when the Muslims go to Mecca today? Is this existed today? No, one day Yvonne is called they will pray behind one email Mashallah
look at the situation in the world today among the Muslims in every country in every place. Not only now is this method have now but you got the different persuasions.
Some people they don't want to sit with, they don't want to pray with they don't want to go to a Masjid with groups of Muslims who are outside of their persuasion.
So some people said, I am self
hamdulillah all of us we want to be selected inshallah. Because who are the salaf
they are the best people.
They are the three generations that the prophets a lot of them he guaranteed that they are upon guidance, three generations guaranteed upon guidance.
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his generation than those that follow them and those that follow them. They're under guidance. Surely they're under guidance, although there's some differences and issues of ship, they're under guidance.
So those are the sellers and all of us we want to follow the sellers
but it doesn't mean that because I take that name
for our group
and we name this Masjid
master as Salafi master as Salafi
does not mean that we are selling We are the seller.
It only means that this is what we prefer we call ourselves and that's okay to call yourself whatever you want.
But it doesn't make you better Muslims than another group of Muslims because you took that name
otherwise some people call this machine code n but better name is that mustard Asana better name is that but it doesn't make those people there what they say it is it's just a name they took hamdulillah it's a good name.
So you and I should not take a name for ourselves and adapt because of that some polarization against other Muslims. Because what will happen is you will refuse to be with them and they will refuse to be with you. You will blame them they will blame you and there is the focus there.
The division is there shaitaan he has conquered no matter how righteous you think you are, how righteous they think they are. shavon has won because he has created a division between you and your brother.
When the Imam when the economy is called What does the MMC
straighten your ranks.
close the gaps
shoulder to shoulder feet two feet.
If you straighten your rings allow and straighten your hearts
and allow does not look to the ranks which are what crooked.
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is an undermining of brotherhood.
It's undermining of the oma as the undermining of our mission to take positions of polarization and ideology.
No matter how righteous it is, you have to find the way to tolerate your Muslim brother. What about the companion who came to the profits a lot of them demand that came to the profits a lot of salmon he asked him and I don't know the exact narration maybe the chef can tell me he said Yasuda loss loss in our mm, we believe our mm he
His facet Should we? Should we pray behind him?
He said, I'll come across all the lysosome he said, prayers incumbent upon you behind every email. Whether he is good, he's not good.
For if he is good, the prayers for you and him. And if he is other than that, then what? The prayer will be for you.
So we don't look into the masjid and see who's leading the prayer.
At the other Mmm, he smoked cigarettes I am praying behind him.
Obviously, ma'am, he's a Hanafi. Or this man, he's this or this. Imagine you have this view or that view as a brother. He asked me yesterday.
One brother asked me yesterday. He said, I see you yesterday you were saying that we are lucky to have a Mufti in our midst.
And that we should come to the masjid and sit with him and ask him the questions. Don't ask me. That's what I told two people. Why are you asking me questions?
You have moved to here. He just let the cell up. First.
As those who know, don't ask me. I'm just one of you. I need to ask some things. I think maybe I know, some things I suggest some things I give my opinion about some things I'm following, but I'm not of the athletic. You have somebody there.
So the brother said, Yeah, but chef, you know,
he has some crooked ideas
about this and about that. I said subpanel Aki
Do you ever get Do you ever become ill? Does your wife become ill? Your children become ill said Yeah. I said you take them to a doctor. Yeah. Do you have children? He said yes. is why were they born inside the hospital. Oh, so they were they were your that somebody pulled your child out of the womb of your wife.
They put the hands up inside your wife pulled the child out.
Did you know The Akita?
No, you didn't. You go to the dentist, you know his aqidah? No, you didn't. Did you ask whether he's a Muslim or not? No, you didn't know you went to them for a need. And you didn't care whether they were good, bad homosexual Kapha? Nothing. Just you wanted to do what relieve the situation? How are we going to Kaffirs every day to leave our situation?
And we're talking about a scholar
who have something wrong in some ideas. What scholars might assume is that any of them
only assume the loss and loss and the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam they said we take and we leave from everyone Allah.
Rasool Allah is Allah sallallahu wasallam. Because Rasulullah Rossum is the only person who is Muslim.
He's only one
whose person whose words as the last panel, Allah said to us, well, my attack
for who the woman Hackman,
We take from the scholars of Islam, what they have to give us, and we understand that there may be some deficiency from where they took from, there may be something better from where they took, and we do what the Obama did, we do what the Mujahideen did, even among themselves,
they took from each other, what they found to be sound, and later if they found something which is better than what they took from that person, they replace what they found, which is better, but they did not make slander upon that scholar.
How what will be our condition, if we found four scholars in Australia for major scholars here, and we found four of them good. But none of them is perfect. And so when we put them on the examination, we found some faults in each one of them.
So we said to each one of them, we're not following any of you. So what we will follow, then
you will follow someone less than them. And when you find that person which is less than them, if you examine him closely, what will you find?
You'll find some faults with him too. You go to his house, you see something in his wife, his wife does invest right? Or you go to his house and you you maybe you hear some music playing from his television
or you follow him around you find this or you find that or you heard he bought the car from river or you heard this or that. So what happened you don't follow him.
So then you will follow somebody what less than Him
and who will that be?
Until you will follow a fool
or you will follow yourself.
And this is what the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam he mentioned to us that a time will come when Allah subhanho wa Taala will remove the knowledge from the people how will he remove it?
He will take the people of knowledge away.
So when the people of knowledge is taken away or they are ignored
What will the people do then they will choose ignorant people.
And they will seek the knowledge and get fatwas from those ignorant people and those people will lead them astray what has happened to us today?
We have to have respect for the people of knowledge, whether they are Mr. fukuhara or students have knowledge we have to have respect for them.
Because the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he gave us so many Hadees about the virtue of knowledge and the virtue of those who pursue the knowledge and the obligation upon us, to follow the people of knowledge and to seek from them resolutions, answers for our problems.
And knowledge should never be the source of Muslims, boycotting other Muslims or having polarization against Muslims. That should never be the issue.
If anything, knowledge should heighten the tolerance.
It should make us more patient.
It should make us more appreciative
of each other, more tolerant of each other's position.
Then there's the issue of intolerance and intemperance.
Muslims arguing with each other, calling each other bad names, boycotting each other, threatening each other. castigating each other today. So panela, go to the internet.
Go to some of the Muslim websites, Muslims saying worse things about other Muslims than you find the Kaffir saying about the Muslims.
Yes, I have heard some things that kaphas said about Muslims on their websites very blatantly, but it's ignorant. You can excuse this this is a Kaffir
he doesn't know us even so if he doesn't know us, we don't care what he says about us. But you go there's some websites you can go on yourself today maybe you saw them and Muslim brothers
are slandering major scholars
saying they are deviants and even in some cases they are Kaffirs.
Subhana Allah, how the level comes like that?
After we slander the scholars and the students of knowledge, who is who else is left,
who else is left?
We have to have patience. We have to have appreciation. We have to have tolerance with each other
in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala
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he sold a lot of them said, say I believe in a law firm must
say I believe in Allah and therefore after that be upright is the issue of conduct.
Say I believe in London do what
the upright and the conduct be straight in the speech.
The Honorable, big dignified. And if we're not honorable and dignified towards the Muslims, who will we be honorable and dignified towards
another issue is bad planning and disrespect of time.
The Muslims are developing
that about the Salah, they are very
particular. I mean even you see now some clocks and some certain messages, they have it like to the minute
they are looking to the clock looking to the clock looking to the clock when reset minute click, Stan pray, let's go.
Very, very particular.
But about other matters, paying the debt.
respecting the time
meeting someone when they say they're supposed to meet someone starting something on time when they're supposed to start don't care about issues of dunya issues of trans transactions, issues of human relationships, issues of social relationships, issues that are just as important
They don't care about the time.
But inside the masjid when we're doing the rituals, very important about the time
I was in a Masjid in London three weeks ago.
And a man he told me that I was not allowed to pray in the masjid. If I wiped over my socks
if I wiped over the socks I cannot pray that he told me take your socks off and wash the feet otherwise you should not enter the masjid.
He's the old man. What can I do?
In London, there's plenty of mustard So okay, I don't want to argue with this man.
So I left that prayer in another place. What do you think I find after the slot one day I came to the same area. This man he has a shop downstairs he's selling haram
Subhana Allah. What can the thinking is the Muslims. He told me I cannot pray in the masjid because I wipe over my socks. He's downstairs selling for his magazines, cigarettes.
What do you call it, the lottery tickets.
And he's got a picture of the Kaaba overtop of the shelf there.
Also, lack of order and cleanliness, lack of order and cleanliness.
Simple issue brothers and brothers look, we can all get better. This is not a criticism of you, is a criticism of me, criticism of us, the family.
My advice to the brothers. Wherever you have a place that you worship and that you gather, you have to appoint some brothers and some sisters whose job it is every day, to look to clean, to wash to white to put the shoes where they're supposed to be. If you got windows, wash the windows, if you got a lobby mapit sweep it, make it smell very good, make it very attractive. Why because this is not your place
is the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you know something
that the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala usually does not look like the house of the Muslims.
The Muslims will take care
to shampoo their rugs to clean their windows, to make nice curtains to clean the bathroom. Why? Because some guests will come they will do this, the wife will be working busy to cook good food and everything, all that but for the masjid just we open the door and we go inside we throw our shoes in the front or whatever it is. And after the salon is over what we just go back out and come in and out in and out. So panela no brothers.
My advice to you and again, I don't want anybody to think I'm talking about this place. No, I'm talking to in general.
The Muslims should take care about the houses where the places where they gather, at the places where they gather should be cleaner, more attractive, more orderly
than any other place in that neighborhood.
The outside of their place. If there's a sidewalk, every once in a while steam clean it.
Remove the the bad smells. Remove the discoloration, wash the windows, make it so that when people pass by the Muslim place, good smell. It is distinct, it is clean, it is orderly, and the reputation that they never come inside the reputation that they have for the Muslims is what the places have always absolutely clean. And if they enter your place one time ever, they don't know what to talk about what you do there. What's the impression
everything is always in order. And what does it take? You assign four or five young men,
young boys, four or five old ones to supervise them and two or three to supervise them and what is the job Their job is to spend 30 minutes a day, cleaning the toilets, cleaning the hallways, cleaning the outside, cleaning the windows, shampooing the rugs, fixing the books, putting everything in order, making sure that everything and reminding the brothers and sisters when they come to the house of Allah subhana wa Taala there is a place for their shoes.
There is a place for the shoes I see it right there.
Isn't there on the top shirt and the top in the top there isn't a place is the shelf there. What's the shelf there for?
And you have another one downstairs on the on the way down isn't it? What is it for
for the shoes
My suggestion brothers and sisters, when you enter the masjid as a respect, put your shoes on the place which is designated for the shoes.
Why? Because if there's a fire
and some smoke, this fills up this place here. And the shoes all cluttered in the front there, what will it cause?
Fire has it, some people get trampled. So if it's nothing more than that, removing something injurious from what?
From the path. And so each one of us can do a good scanner that when we enter the masjid, if we see the shoes scattered,
we should make them orderly and put them on the shelf. So when a brother he gets out, he comes to the machine just kicks his shoes off.
He comes back to look for shoes, he see them on the shelf panela how to get on the shelf.
So after a while, he will get the picture, he will get the idea, right? They didn't just get on the shelf by themselves, somebody put them there. So after a while, what will happen? Very rarely will somebody come to the masjid and kick their shoes off, they will put the shoes on the shelf, something very simple like that.
narrowmindedness about other cultures.
The Muslim is not narrow minded. Muslim is wide minded. He's talented for all kinds of people.
Whether they're from Australia, or they're from China, or they're from America, or they from the Arctic or wherever, even if somebody comes and he's to say he's a he's a he's a he's an alien.
He does et
we are tolerant.
To meet him, talk with him. Be patient, listen, whatever his situation is. You remember that out of that came inside the Prophet's Masjid. And what did he do? He urinated right in front of everybody, because he's ignorant.
Just Can you imagine that a man who just walk in here with all sitting in he just walk over there and urinate.
Some karate brothers would go and beat him up.
The Amir will say No, don't do that, as the prophet SAW Some said, don't do that. Just put some water on it and see what's going on with him.
He must be ignorant, something's wrong, sit him down.
Maybe he comes from a place maybe it's from the bush.
Maybe he has a situation of incontinence, right? He cannot hold his water, you don't know what his situation is. Put some water on it, sit him down
and talk with him. Be patient with him. We cannot be narrow minded against other people. In other cultures, we have to be wide minded patient, tolerant until people understand and appreciate and become knowledgeable, then they will change their habits.
We have a problem in adopting other people's values and traditions. And what I mean by that is that Muslims start to take the values and traditions of others and hold them to be more important than the values and traditions of Islam.
Muslims more and more, it's more important that they are accepted to be Australian, or to be American or to be British
to be accepted.
More important than for them to practice the sooner.
More important for them then to read code and or to perform the salon. A man will get up in the morning 730 He's late. He usually leaves the house seven o'clock.
So he pulls the coffee, he lights his cigarette, he rushes
to catch the bus or to get on get get on the highway to do what
to get to his job.
But he didn't press select them.
And even if he does praise, lots of pleasure, he doesn't mind it doesn't care that he didn't pray it inside the masjid.
What has happened there
the tradition and the values of the place where he is
and the issue of dunya and what he needs from it has become more important to him then Allah and His Messenger sallallahu wasallam
thinking that the religion is separate from academics
there's a name for this in Arabic I can't think of it right doesn't mean secular.
No, this is a extremism that the to be secular. The people who are
see the alemannia people who think that there's a separation in the religion from the issues of knowledge and academics and the dean
and they separate the religion like that. This is academic and this is religious. And the two don't have anything to do with each other.
And this is like saying this is for me.
This is for a lot.
It's no difference. This is for the religion. And this is for the mundane life and they don't separate keeping things separate. So the kuffaar this is what they live they said, the separation between
church and state, the Muslims they say separation between what Masjid and my mundane affairs.
Another one of the characteristics of how the enemy comes into us is losing the respect for leadership and organization.
Today, the Muslims don't mind together on Juma the Muslims don't mind together on aid. The Muslims don't mind together for the Salah, and definitely there will be an Imam to lead them in the salaat but what is the duty of the Imam is the duty of the man only to lead the Salah
is duty of the Imam only to perform marriages or to advise the people about divorce or to talk to the people about the calculate
only to talk to people about fasting or to recite the Torah
this the only thing or to give the hotbar on Salatu Juma This is the only responsibility of the Imam has done respected he has
what about if he orders you something which you don't like?
Does he have that right?
Of course he does.
I think it is an effort of Ramadan hottub that he said there is no Islam without Gemma Is it
a no Gemma without
And there is no Amir unless he has what?
Three things and the Prophet Lawson said
follow my sooner and what else
the sooner the whole ferocity Maddie
so the Sultanate of Oman rajala, while he took it from Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam.
There is no Islam without Gemini. What does Gemini Gemini is the organization of the Muslims. Of course the the greater Gemma is the Jamaat following the Quran and the Sunnah. The minor Jamaat is the Jamaat of the Muslims behind and Amir.
And of course there's some disagreement, whether we could call the Imam of a group a meal or not.
But there has to be a leader.
And that leader has to be obeyed. And he does not he is not just obeyed in matters of rituals. No, he's obeyed in all issues unless he's already sent us something as in disobedience to Allah subhanaw taala because there is no, there is no obedience to any creature when it involves what disobedience and hardship.
But if he orders you a thing, which is difficult for you, or that you don't like,
you must follow the order of what you like and what you dislike, and do as much as you can.
Then there will be organization because there will be respect.
And if you don't respect your leader, don't expect anyone to respect you and don't even expect that when your children grow up. They're going to respect you they won't.
Because they will see that you yourself have no leader, why should your son follow you except while he has to
know there has to be leadership in Islam. There has to be accountability in Islam, they have to be disciplined in Islam, they have to be organization in Islam, because when you can organize you can plan when you can plan you can predict
and this is where we are being beat all over the world in planning and organization because the unbelievers they are following their leaders.
We Muslims we have to follow our leaders
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circumventing the responsibility of
circumventing the responsibility of data that is making excuses?
Thinking to ourselves that the people who are responsible to give the data are the Imams the scholars, the students of knowledge. Those are the people who give the Dow I don't have to worry about the Dow if there's somebody interested in Islam I bring them to the masjid and tell the st man Ma'am, can you talk this is a friend of mine.
All we think that the person who should give the Shahada to someone is the priests, the Imam, the scholar
who said that
the Messenger of Allah some a lot of them said ballyhoo Annie
while I preach
from me, and teach from me, whatever you have, even if it's only just a verse,
a verse just a saying,
tweet from me, he said in the final hotbar,
let those who are present convey what I have said to whom,
to those who are absent.
Our responsibility you and I is to understand religion to the best of our ability, pursue knowledge, act upon that knowledge, invite towards that knowledge, and after that have subber upon the other that will come from propagating that knowledge is our obligation. The Muslim who circumvents this or neglects, this is blameworthy
because he or she, either they're lazy.
They just don't want to give down or they become like the Jews.
They want to keep the treasure for themselves. Nobody wants to invite nobody to the religion. The Jews don't invite anybody to their religion.
And some Muslims, they do not give any doubt at all. They talk with Muslims, they eat with Muslims, they stand with Muslims, but they don't give any doubt to non Muslims and they don't invite them to the masjid and certainly they never invite them to their houses.
Where they get this from the from
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to answer and respond to the invitation of the non Muslims. When they invited him. He came, he went to the invitation.
Unless there was something in that invitation, which he was asked about last month or not, to do not to go, he went.
Even we found in the seal of the prophet SAW some he went to the house of a jewess.
And at that place, he was poisoned, wasn't he?
This is very significant. How he went to that house
is not a Muslim
and ate their food.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala, sent jabril alayhi Salaam to save the profits, a lot of things that he did not swallow it.
He went to the invitation and he invited
many places in the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala says yes, Allah in the Quran,
Who is speaking? who is who is asking? Yes, Allah.
Many times those who's asking,
they are yahood or they anessa or they are pagans. They're asking the professor asked him this question and that question.
How they asked him they asked him outside the masjid, standing in the street.
No, whenever they came to the prophet SAW him in his place.
He let them come sit down.
So the message of a loss a loss and he had tolerance for them.
And he created an atmosphere that made it easy for them to ask to be answered, and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam It was his habit to go and make his visits and his rounds and talk to people. Our duty is to do the same. convey that our dear brothers and sisters,
I want to read to you just a few Hadees on the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam to support some of the issues that are brought up to you and they are very small edits.
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please come to me. He didn't say in this hadith jasola he just said, counsel me.
And the man and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to that man do not become angry. The man repeated his request several times. And he the prophets, the law stem said
do not become angry.
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on the authority of Abu huraira who said the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam said
part of someone's being a good Muslim
is his leaving alone. That was doesn't concern him.
And the very easy language to mind his business.
Don't inquire about things that don't concern you.
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the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, let him who believes in Allah and the Last Day either speak what is good
or keep silent.
And let him who believes in Allah and the Last Day be generous to his neighbor. And let him who believes in the law and the last day be generous towards his guests.
Dear brothers and sisters, these are some of the faces and features of the enemy within which if we are honest and objective, represent an equal or greater danger to Islam and Muslims.
by discussing these characteristics, I'm not blaming or criticizing anyone, rather, I am identifying illness in the Muslim body,
of which I am a part of I am doing exactly what a physician should do when he examines a patient. That is he makes an assessment. He makes an examination, he makes a diagnosis, and then he suggests a treatment plan.
Each one of us needs to be open minded and honest and self critical in order to suppress and arrest this enemy within us. We need to take action against this enemy before we can effectively rally ourselves against any external enemy. And the last one was Allah He knows best Baku, la de Monaco sapochnik along with the Hyundai Kona shadow in the Illa Illa and one istockphoto corner to bow lake.
Brothers and sisters in Sharla. If there are some questions about what I said, inshallah, I will answer those questions for you. But if you don't have any unnecessary questions, then don't make them mean that if there are no necessary questions don't make an unnecessary one. But if there's something that I said that needs to be clarified, you can ask and if I said something that needs to be corrected, you should correct it. So that we have it on tape and
yolonda brother, he can edit that correction.
And tolerance means not being patient,
blaming, criticizing, not wanting to sit with people just because of who they are
being intolerant towards people of different persuasions. If you Hanafi you don't want to sit with Shafi or if you are old man you don't want to sit with the young people. And tolerance itself is bad behavior.
That's the inability to tolerate other people's mistakes because maybe you think that you are better than they are. Okay, brothers and sisters, I think Allah subhanaw taala for the opportunity to to address you and to do this naseeha and that's all it is, is just a nasty hot advice to you in Shell off from your brother and also advice for me myself, we are thankful inshallah to Allah subhanaw taala. And we are also grateful for the global Islamic Youth Center for sponsoring this auspicious gathering. And we asked a loss opponent it increases the knowledge and make us of those people who act upon what we say inshallah.
What is the purpose of life of life?
Why is it that when we ask the simple question,
what is the purpose of our lives?
Why do we get so many different answers?
Is because people haven't really thought about it.
It's too frightening.
Not the question itself is frightening. But what's frightening is that if we answer it clearly, it may change our lives. indelibly and we are afraid of change.
And now we have discovered that every part of creation that has been discovered is inside of a drop of water.
Or the Quran already said that to us 1500 years ago, that we created everything in every single thing from water. The Quran said that.
We want to talk this evening about
Jesus, the son of Mary,
and his phenomenal birth.
that very few human beings, whether Muslims or Christians have any argument about
we believe, and our Koran makes it clear for us and confirms for us that Jesus Christ in fact, he was born without the intervention of sperm.
that his mother Mary, that bless it woman, she became pregnant by the word of God.
No man touched
or homicides are committed every 19 minutes
and to rates are committed every seven minutes.
And there are three robberies
every 59 seconds.
There are 257,000 children that are legally or illegally aborted. That is 257,000 children are killed in the womb.
21 million children
are born every year out of wedlock, who do not know their mothers and fathers
or who do not know whom they are fathered by
2.8 million suicides every year of human beings who find no reason to live with these kinds of social problems inside of their own boundaries inside of their own governments and their own institutions. How can they
bring peace to the world?
It doesn't make sense.
Allah subhana wa
Remind you and me that whatever good happens, it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if something else happens, this is from our own hands.
Allah subhanho wa Taala he has ordered you and I to enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong.
And when we cease to do that, we don't enjoy the right. We don't enjoy enjoying it, we don't enjoy the right we don't forbid the wrong then Allah subhanho wa Taala promise that he will visit us a calamity from himself.
when the calamity happens, or you are punished, and the receiver comes upon you and you call upon Allah, He will not answer.
What do the Muslims of today expect?
The character of the Muslim is the most important part of the Muslim,
not what he or she says, not only what he or she waves,
not where they come from, or who their mother or father is, or grandfather, not the country they live in, or for that matter, if they live next to the Kaaba is not important at all.
It is the character because the character is the actual fruit.
And we can remember, on the occasion, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam invited his companions to make a sacrifice in the way of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And our model Amnon called Bob.
He brought half of his wealth.
And he considered this to have been
a major sacrifice.
And he was very proud of that.
But when Abu Bakar de la unkempt, Abu Bakar
he brought all of his wealth.
And when the prophet SAW the law, one of them asked Abu Bakar
what he had left for his family, what was the response of abubaker odilon he said, Allahu
Allah and His Messenger, so a lot of sin. And it was by the suggestion of the order of the prophets allows him that Abu Bakr took back some of his wealth for his family.
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
that there was no one from among the Muslims,
who displayed his loyalty to a lot His messengers, civilize them similar to that of Abu Bakar.
So Allah subhana wa Tada. He said, yes, definitely, who, who is better, who is more excellent
than the one that calls towards the loss upon wadala, not just calling, not just shouting, not just arguing.
While I'm in authority, but they are acting upon what they are calling, they are setting a precedent for what they are calling to.
They have established a behavior, a paradigm and example to what they are calling to. And they openly say, announced, I am Muslim.
We're oceans and rivers meet, does the ocean take over the river? It doesn't, although the ocean might be five times six times, eight times 10 times larger than a river.
And, you know, if you took two bodies of water,
and you put a funnel in between them,
what would happen the larger body would absorb the smaller body, wouldn't they?
But in the case of the ocean in the river, it doesn't happen because a LA City put a bus up so they do not overcome each other. And one of our
Jacques Cousteau who passed away now he was a marine biologist.
He was able to film
under the ocean where the rivers meet the ocean. And the river meets the ocean and the ocean meets the river and they go back.
They meet and they go back. So therefore, the rivers returned back to itself and the ocean returns back to itself. They do not overcome each other. How did the Prophet know that?
Islam is five fundamental
pillars, the first of which is to bear witness that there is none of your worship except Almighty God, consistent with
the first commandment given to Moses, consistent with
the first commandment that Jesus Christ also said, is the greatest of the commandments to Israel, the Lord thy God is one. Absolutely one, not the number one.
Not the number one that could be divided into 123.
Not the number one that could be multiplied.
But absolutely one, having no one Besides, no other God Besides, he or Israel, the Lord thy God is one. And that's your love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and all that mind and all thy soul, and thou shalt not worship anyone except the Lord thy God, no bow down to any graven images in the heavens on Earth, or the sea below.
Sunset Moses, and sunset confirmed Jesus Christ and such says the Quran.
This is what we bear witness. And this is the first pillar of Islam and the most important
if war erupts in Iraq, more than 3000 missiles will be rained upon Iraq in the course of 66 hours, and more than a half a million people will be killed.
Can you tell me
how the lives of a half a million people
are equal to a leader Saddam Hussein if America was able to go into South America and pull out what was the guy's name general
America was selling drugs with Noriega, but then Noriega flipped on them.
So they went in and took this man from his country, brought them out and put them in jail for life in their country. So why didn't we just go into Iraq and pull out saddam? No, they need to go into Iraq.
Why? Because you will find that in a matter of six months after the war, the prices in the oil will go down. And as we speak, right now, there are 27 mega companies, mega companies who are bidding for contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq. What does it have to do with Saddam Hussein, and democracy.
If a man
had to get pregnant and have a baby, he would die.
And then on top of that, if he had to look forward to taking care of that child for the next
10 1520 years, and sometime the mother, she's taking care of a grown child,
men who still live with their mothers,
you couldn't do it.
And still, she's taking care of herself. And she's taking care of her husband.
Mere loss upon the reward those sisters
and their law cover their faults.
May law cause the husbands and brothers and sons to appreciate them, because they are the goodly trees that bear the goodly fruit, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the Quran,
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, he made brotherhood, very sacred, very important. It's the whole basis of the Muslim society brotherhood. And when there's no brotherhood, believe it, there is no substance among the Muslims.
The first principle and characteristics of Tao is that the die has to have knowledge.
Not just ambition.
Not just emotional drive, and not just a reaction to some insult that somebody has said, and not just a feeling to want to give down because you know, it's an obligation. All those things are good, and it's all necessary. But without knowledge, what are you going to do, but always show your composure and your willingness to talk to anybody? Because why?
You put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala from the very beginning, the Messenger of Allah is awesome. He didn't have all the answers. But he put his trust upon law, a law says to him for turaco Allah in kuntum