Where Are You Going
Channel: Khalid Yasin
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What I understand
is that our topic this evening
where did you come from?
And where are you going?
It is an appropriate question. It is a two part question. It is an appropriate question for us as Muslims. And it is an appropriate question for those people who don't know anything about Islam.
And I will attempt to offer this question or to answer this question or to make a proposition concerning this question to the non Muslims. And I will also do it as a reminder for those of us who are Muslims.
It will seem to most people, that if we ask the question, Where did you come from?
And where are you going? It's just too simple of a question.
Somebody will ask. So what do you mean by that? What could we mean by that? It's very simple question.
Where did you come from?
And where are you going?
If you think that it is such a simple question, I also think so.
But I'll tell you that most of us,
before we answer those two questions, we have already spent two thirds of our life
because the first third of our life, from like, the time we're born to the time, we have 20, or 25, we're having so much fun, we have so much energy, we got so many things to do, that we don't have no time to be thinking about where I came from, and where I'm going. Instead, like what I'm doing
the next third of our life, we're trying to appreciate what we have accomplished, enjoy what we have acquired.
And by the time we reach the top of the hill, and start looking down at the grave.
One of the answers about where we're going, two thirds of our life has already been spent.
this fundamental set of questions could be answered in a limited manner. Or it could be answered in a comprehensive manner.
In a limited manner. If we say Where did you come from? We could mean what country of origin? That's what most people would think. When you come from somebody will say I come from Egypt.
Or I come from Somalia, I come from America. I come from this place, I come from that place. That's a limited answer. Or they will say, my city I'm from Melbourne, I'm from New York, or they would say, oh, where am I coming from? Well, I'm just coming from activity I just came from home. I just came from the job or your social environment, where did you come from?
Or more accurately,
more comprehensively. The real meaning of Where did you come from is what is the origin of your creation? Now handle that?
handle that question, what is the origin of your creation?
Now all of a sudden you don't get such a direct impromptu answer.
What do you mean origin?
Origin means beginning.
It even means before your existence.
Before you existed,
there had to be a plan that had to be a purpose, there had to be an intent. That was the origin.
Creation is another word that will handle a little bit later on. That's one part of the question.
The next part of the question is, where are you going?
It also can be answered in a very limited or in a comprehensive manner.
Where are you going? could mean, where are you going after here?
After here that mean hereafter,
it could mean my next activity where you're going from here, I'm going home,
I'm going to my friend's house, I'm going to dinner.
Or it could mean the next place that you will reside, where you're going from here? Well, if I leave Melbourne, I'm going to live such a such place.
It can also mean your direction in life, where are you going, I'm on my way to graduate from school, I'm on my way to, to retire from work, I'm on my way to acquire this, I'm on my way to acquire that I'm headed towards such and such a career, I'm headed towards this or that, it could mean that more comprehensively.
And finally, it means your final destination and know that
what will be your final destination? So you asked what do you mean by that?
I mean, exactly what I said final means finished, over through
nowhere else to go.
Death, the grave.
Dog destruction, despair.
It means all of that.
The unknown, the unseen, the unthinkable, because you didn't think about it.
think about a trip, think about life like a trip. Because that's all it is. It's just a trip.
Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said,
I am in this world, like a rider
who is on his vehicle or his mount.
And he gets down off of it. And he eats and drinks or he prays and he rest for some time. And then he gets back on his mount or his vehicle, and he continues his trip.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he gave us an example of this world
that we are on a trip. And we have been dropped into this world to eat and to drink and to rest and to work for some time. And after that, we will get back on this mountain vehicle and we will be headed towards another destination.
the life of this world has three parts. It's like getting on a train.
And you got three steps to make.
So your ticket has three parts.
When you start out, you're given a ticket. The ticket has three parts.
So while you're in the womb of your mother, with no consciousness at all, this is one part of your trip.
And when you're born you into the world. So one part of the ticket is torn off and thrown away. You will never get that ticket again. No refunds.
That ticket has gone. That part of the journey is over. You will not go back to the womb.
It's a one way trip, one ticket, one part of the ticket gone.
Then your entire life
from a child
to you an adolescent teenager, young adult,
mature adult, middle age, my age.
Others among you more than that?
Until we meet the grave, death and the grave. So when you die, the moment that
You die, and all of you will die, another part of the trip is over. And that part of the ticket is torn off, and it's gone, you will not return back to this life. Nobody has. It's over.
So the womb is over, and the earth is over. And now you're headed towards the tomb.
womb, the earth, the tomb.
When you get to the tomb,
that's another trip.
And you will be on that trip until you are raised back up by the one that sent you into the womb and to the earth and decreed for you to go to the womb to the tomb.
When you come out of the tomb,
another part of the ticket is turn off.
That is it.
Finished. Now, another trip, another life, another existence, another time,
another vehicle, another place will take place for all of us. three parts
the womb, the life, the tomb, the hereafter.
When we asked the question, Where did we come from?
The Creator says to us
that he has created everything from
other human beings created from netfabb.
So every one of us sitting in this room
is nothing but a sophisticated sperm drop.
That's all dressed up. Sophisticated, educated,
arrogant, proud. Having acquisitions, names, titles, calling yourself tribes, families.
angry, arrogant, poor, rich, male, female, black, white,
sophisticated, dressed up sperm drops.
The question is, why did not come from?
It is not the issue of what came first the chicken or the egg? That's not a question.
What came before the chicken and the egg?
That is the answer.
The chicken and the egg both were created.
Whether at the same time, or one after the other is not the issue. It is that they were both brought into being and you and I also was brought into being so if we were brought into being that we were brought into existence, if we were brought into existence by someone's will by someone's determination, then there is someone who has willed existence and what is existence. Go to your dictionary go to the *ing Wagner go to the word of the Oxford go to the Merriam Webster dictionary and look up the word existence.
It says everything, everything within space and time. Think about that.
Everything that is governed everything that is within space and time.
There is not even a description in any language that can tell you exactly what is within space and time.
So it means that human beings have no way to truly define something that they believe is infinite. Although it is not infinite, it is finite. Space and Time has limitations. But we have never traveled there.
space and time are our limitations. For instance, the Quran says Lw rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim wala
Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Sacred Scripture called the Quran in the Arabic language, Allah subhanho wa Taala he swears not curses
But swears by something we cannot deny. He calls it awesome time.
It could be imagined by us like an hourglass. You turn and you let it go at the end. It's all over, it's finished. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Creator of the heavens and earth through a divine scripture revealed to Mohammed's a lot of them. He said to us in one of those verses, and one of those chapters, he said, Well, awesome. So he says, he's swearing by the time so that you know that the one who's speaking has the power, because he is swearing by something that he has given to us. He's swearing by something that we have no way to measure. He's swearing by something which is definite, he's swearing by something that if there was nothing else that he had power to show us,
time would be enough.
Because every one is regulated by what
time to get up, time to go to bed, time to make the donuts, time to eat, time to go time to come time to do this time to do that time to get paid time to die, time to live, time to work, time to everything is governed by the time
the black, the white, the male, the female, every human being is governed by the time the Presidents the chairman's the champions, everyone is governed by time, you only have a certain amount of time. Everyone is looking at the time, what time we started, what time we end, every one is governed by the time so Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Creator of the heavens and earth, sent a revelation to Mohammed Salatu was to them. And he swore and he said well after.
Then he said,
in Santa, surely all the human beings from the past and the present, and a future, how many there might be countless number of human beings, all of them left the hustle, they are losers.
They will lose everything that they have gained, they will lose everything they have been given, they will lose their sight. They will lose their mind. They will lose their strength, they will lose their wife, their husband, their children, and eventually they will lose their lives. Is anybody got a doubt about that?
No doubt about that. You got doubt that you're going to lose eventually, everything including your life, and there's somebody here who won't lose that somebody who has some doubt about that. Stand up and tell us who you are because you must be a Martian.
Anything if you are a Martian from Mars, or your moon from the moon,
Whosoever you are you will die.
Because you're just a part of the creation.
Illa Lavina Amma No, except the people who have a contract of faith, except the people who have a contract or trust the people who have entered a trust, a contract and awareness. And they have as a result of this contract, and it's awareness, they have adopted a certain position in levina. Manu, the position is that they have faith. They have a commitment. They are aware they are conscious while I'm in a fairly hot and they have begun to act responsible.
I'm an authority that means good actions as the check spoke about good actions that means actions that bear good fruits, responsible actions,
whatever so and they cooperate
will help with truth. So
this summer, and they are patient and they are perseverant with issues that come up as a result of this life. One of our scholars mmm Shafi Rahim Allah,
Imam Shafi He said, If Allah subhanho wa Taala when he was asked the question, What's the meaning of this? Ayah Can you comment on this ayah and I'm sure he was really wise, he realized that many people commented before him.
books were written about the same sorta
He said, If Allah subhanaw taala had not revealed to his creatures, any other surah any other evidence, except this short surah three verses lack of headroom, it would be enough for them. It would be enough. Why? Because in that, sorta, is all the answers about the life where we come from, where we are going.
Let's talk for a moment
about where we come from.
Let's talk about the creation, the evolutionary development, the bringing into existence of the human being. Let's talk for
moment about that, let's reflect a little bit about that. Now I'm speaking more particularly to the non Muslims.
Because the Muslims, we have no doubt, we already got the evidence, we already got the getaway card,
you know, to get away card, don't leave home without it.
American Express whatever you want to call it, we all got the Diners Club American Express, we got a better card than that we got to get away cards because you had that.
But for those that don't have to get away card,
those that do not have their card activated. They are not aware that I want to talk about this to you, in particular. And before I talk to you, I want to make sure there's some non Muslim sitting here because I might be assuming that there's some non Muslim sitting here and I'm talking to all Muslims, that means I might be talking to people I think did not pay their weight and everybody here has paid. So now how many non Muslims are here? Can you just raise your hand so I know that you are a non Muslim?
non Muslim, one gassing of non Muslim
northern non Muslims
23456 All right, good. 10 1215 maybe 20 Muslims didn't do too good a job tonight.
Whenever 600 Muslims, that's what I see out here now six or 700, maybe 400 500 Muslims come to a gathering that was supposed to be food for non Muslims and all of you came to eat something went wrong.
This happens all the time, we set the plate for non Muslims and the Muslims come eat up the food.
Oh, you Muslims, shame on you.
You got non Muslim neighbors, non Muslim colleagues, non Muslim co workers. And some of you say you have non Muslim friends.
But you couldn't convince them to come here. You couldn't bribe them.
You couldn't give them $10.
You couldn't give them a promise of dinner.
And they are convincing you and your children every single day to join them and actions, which is haraam actions, which is my crew and endeavors that will lead you away from the path of a law and you pay for it. And you do it and they don't even ask you. You do it.
But you can't convince them to come Shame on you. That's how we're conditioned as Muslims. You don't believe you got to go. If you believed you had to go, you would invite people to it. And if you believe that this goal could be given out as a loss of health told us to give it out. And every time you gave it out a lot would replenish it. You would give it out but you don't think that Muslims you believe somehow another Allah subhanho wa Taala has caused you to lose your identity. You are no longer proud of Islam.
You have an inferiority complex.
You are being invited to dunya but you cannot invite people to Deen. What is that problem Muslims? Okay, that's another subject. I know you've Muslim Muslim going here that let me talk to my non Muslim colleagues.
Let me talk to them for a minute about this issue, the creation, the evolutionary development of the bringing into existence, the human being
according to the Quran, which is supported by science, not that the word of God needs to be supported or proven by science, because the Word of God is supreme sciences to finding out.
But for those of us who follow the role of science, science means gradual discovery through applied knowledge, science, gradual discovery through acquired knowledge.
So the Creator of the heavens and earth He said, early He has created everything from water. The whole world, the whole cosmos, as we know it is made up of gas, a gas out of space inside ourselves gas. The basic proponent of gas is water, h2o. There's a proof of the Quran. The Quran was revealed close to 1500 years ago, science just discovered that the cosmos is made up of gas maybe just about 80 or 90 years ago. So man is made of water
and earth substance. That's what Allah subhanaw taala says. He created you from from not far and after that he calls it to rob.
Another place he call it teen clay, dirt, substance. So man has made up two kinds of substance, dirt, Earth substance and water. We know that our bodies is
made of three quarters of water we know that
three quarters of water. That's why when a person dies, read through the body shrivels up like a dry leaf, because it no more water, the skin dries up, the eyeballs dry up, the all the organs dry up, the tongue dries up, the hair falls out, and nothing is left except just a dry corpse. And the only thing that continues to grow maybe is the hair and the nails until the person looks like a snake.
Because the human being is made of water.
Man is formed from a spermatic fluid. You don't like to hear that word sperm to span.
Yeah, sperm shut out from the lines. That's what we are.
But Allah subhanaw taala by his puddle, by his aura, by his design, he calls that sperm to rest in a place where it is met with the egg, which is produced from the process of the cycle of ambulation. from the womb of the woman. Yes, that's what it is.
And in case some of you came through a different process, you know, maybe your test tube baby.
Even if your test tube baby,
then your womb was the test tube. But the process was the same.
Man is formed from spermatic fluid and the mixing with the eggs produced on the isolation period of the female,
then man is an embryo
an embryo that means like a clot of blood without any real identifying features. When man is a fetus, a clump of blood that starts to form, it starts to have something that we can recognize, then it becomes gradually the formation and the embryo illogical, the embryologist they tell us the first part of the human being What is it? It is the brain subpanel love
the first part of the human being that is formed out of the fetus, it is the brain.
After the brain, it is the heart. So there is first the cerebral process after that is the cardio process, the brain than the heart.
Within 40 days,
the doctors can hear and they can now see a heartbeat.
The muscle is already beating, the child has not even formed, but the brain is there and the heart is beating. So what did the prophet SAW last time say to us, when one of us inside the womb of your mother and 40 days afterwards? What did he say? A man
a man like an angel, an agent sent by Allah subhanaw taala enters the womb and says to that child or commands that child whether that child will be of the righteous or whether it will be of the corrupt, whether it be of the happy, whether it's going to be sad, and then all the things for its life becomes what written for them. So 50 years ago, the prophet awesome said that. Now we know now that in the first trimester, they call it in the first trimester, they say this is when the child becomes a person, a person.
So the brain and the heart after the brain, the heart, then the lump of flesh is covered with
bones, bones is covered with flesh, brain, hot body, the lump after the month long cord. After that bones, flesh, after the bones in the flesh, then there comes the formation of the nervous system.
The endocrine system, the eyes, the nose, the ears, the hands, the feet, the reproductive organs, the hair, the nails,
yet all of this is of no consequence meaning all of this
the sperm, the egg,
the cloud of blood, the fetus, from the fetus, to the form to the shape to the bones to the skin, the hair, the nails, the eyes, everything, no consequence except if it has rule
if it has a spirit, because if it is not given a spirit to carry it through that term, we say that it is still born.
stillborn it means it went through the whole process, but it comes out of the womb without any life.
And that is a determination that the father or the mother nor the child itself can determine for themselves.
If it is not given the spirit, that is the life force itself, it is not a human being, it dies inside the womb, and it comes out of the womb as a dead thing.
I asked you
what brought this lifeforce into existence.
We don't know where the sperm came from, we don't know where the human being came from. We don't know from where this life force came from.
Yet, we know it is a force.
We know it is an entity.
We know it is an energy, like the sun is energy, the moon is energy, the electric in the walls is energy. Our breath is energy, the life we have this energy and it is all limited, but it is given to us.
So this existence, the placing of this existence, this determination called life comes about by some phenomenal authority,
a phenomenal authority. I didn't say a governmental authority, because that's not a phenomena.
Your life did not come about because the Queen wills you to be here.
That's the government authority or the Prime Minister.
No, the Queen and the Prime Minister and all the prime ministers and all the Queen's and the kings and all the governments themselves comprise of human beings who themselves have been given a lifeforce.
So you non Muslims, all of you out there, you have come about you are in this world, because you have been given the gift of a lifeforce a gift.
A gift means someone who is the benefits.
Someone who themselves is the one that gives you the gift, and you become what the beneficiary
You are the beneficiary of a person who is the one who has given you a gift. When a person gives you a gift of comprehensive, important and vital gift, you become subject to the terms of that gift.
If they say to you, I give you this house, but you must take care of it. The terms of giving you that house is that if you don't take care of it, they can take it back.
So the one who gave us life has the condition over us. That is we must live that life in accordance to the terms. Unfortunately, as a non Muslim, you may not know the terms.
But I'll tell you this, if you are living in a house, and this law is called ipso facto law, read it in law books. It's called ipso facto by virtue of the fact that you are living inside that house, it means that you got to pay. You can't tell me you walked in the house decorated the house, you live in the house, you furnish the house and you don't know who owns the house, and you've been living there for how long? How old are you? 20 years you've been living in that house?
So somebody comes along and ask you Excuse me, sir.
Did you know that I own this house? You said no. I didn't know. Well, how long have you been here? I've been here 20 years. Okay. So by virtue of you living here for 20 years, you owe me 20 years of background.
You would say you have to give me evidence.
You must give me evidence. So he pulls out a piece of paper. He says, here's the evidence right here signed by the court. This is my property. I've been away. I've been in another country, whatever the case might be. I don't know how you got in my house, but you got to get out tomorrow or you got to pay it back rent.
You will not have any argument once you produce evidence, all you would ask them for is to give you time.
So I say to you non Muslims.
You have been living in a house for 20 years, or 30 years or 40 years or 50 years you have been living in a house that has been given. You have not paid any rent any day that you have been inside that house.
So you might be asking yourself the question, what kind of trick question is that?
I'm not living in a house. I am paying rent on the house that I live in. No, I'm not talking about the house that you got furniture in. I'm not saying the house with his address. I'm talking about the body that houses you.
That's your house.
That is your house. The personality that is you your name your person is inside of a house.
It's called a body. I asked you, this body that has grown from where it is until now. 20 years, 30 years, 40 years, 50 years, I asked you, where did it come from? How do you get inside that house?
What rent you paid on that house? What maintenance? Have you done on that house? What appreciation? Have you paid on that house? What attribute Have you paid on that house? What tax? Have you paid on that house? What agreement do you have on that house? What contracts do you have for that house? Absolutely. None.
So what do you think? You just been given a house for nothing?
Tell me, the landlord that you have right now? Don't you have the obligation to pay him something? Don't you have the obligation to recognize that landlord? Don't you have an obligation to respond to that landlord? Don't you have an obligation to pay tribute to that landlord? Don't you have an obligation to take care of the house that belongs to that landlord? Well, that landlord is the Lord of the land, or the house that you live in. But there is another Lord,
a greater Lord,
alone that has created and sustained all the houses that we live in, called all the human beings and all the bodies, I asked you, is that Lord? That one that created that one that gave us the one who is the one that gave benefit to life? And existence? Is that Lord worthy of recognition? I'm asking you, non Muslims, 10 or 15. Here, raise your hand and agreement with me that if you knew who was the Lord and the Sustainer of your life and your body, who is the governor of your life and gave you that gift, if you knew who it was like your landlord, don't you think you should at least recognize, raise your hand if you agree with me?
No, don't raise your hand like this. God, if I told you that I have $100 for you, if you just recognize that just raise your hand, you'd be trying to reach for the sky.
So let's just recognize I'm not as you know, trick question. I'm not gonna trap you. I'm just asked you a simple question.
Don't you think that the one who is responsible for giving you your life sustaining you with all the functions of your body and your person, and this life is worthy of your recognition? If you do, please raise your hand.
Don't you think that that same Lord
is worthy of some kind of tribute?
I don't mean you got to pay rent. I don't mean money. I don't mean month to month, week to week. That's not what I mean. I mean tribute that you should at least give praise. Thanks. Don't you think you should at least be thankful? Be grateful, be mindful? Don't you think you should pay something? Pay attention? How many of you would at least think minimally, we should pay something?
if that, Lord, if you came to know that, Lord, if you came to know about a sustainer, if you came to know about that one that He has given you also conditions, you don't know the conditions right now. But if you came to know those conditions, and they were very simple conditions, the shake, he said, the main condition of life is to
Speak good. work good, be honest, be decent, interact with people. Be respectful, pay tribute, recognize, be honest, produce good actions, share with people be honorable, be decent.
These are some simple conditions. So if the Lord of your body of your life, the one that gave you this life, the one that you say you wouldn't recognize the ones you say you wouldn't give tribute to, don't you think that you would be willing to abide by two or three simple conditions? How many of you would agree to that?
Two or three simple conditions. I said, you wouldn't agree.
I'm asking you. I'm not talking to these Muslims here. I'm talking to you. And those over here, those 10 or 1215 people have raised their hand. I mean, follow me now. Follow me now because that same one, that same one could snatch your life right now.
You could drink a glass of water and choke on it and die right now.
You can eat some of that popcorn and choke on it right now.
You can walk out of here and trip and fall and break your neck right now.
Your heart can stop beating right now.
Your eyes can just bust out your head right now.
You can lose your breath right now.
this could happen right now. So don't be thinking that you got a whole lot of time to think about it. Now I'll be thinking about that next year when I see this guy when he comes back. I'm on watch a movie. I'm gonna read a book. So no, right now you think about it. Because tomorrow morning, you could be dead. You say, oh, not me. Yes, you.
That comes to pretty ladies.
That comes to young people. That comes to handsome young men, that comes to people who's all dressed up. That's come to people who just graduated. They've come to people that ain't ready yet. Death comes quick. Death comes without an announcement. I'm talking to you that you need to answer this question, just as if you didn't have any more time. So let me ask it again. Don't you think that the one that you said you'd be willing to recognize? Don't you think that the one that you'd be willing to give some tribute to? Don't you think that if there was some small conditions for you're living your life with some that I just named that you and I would be willing to at least observe those
conditions? If it was vital to our life? How many would agree to that?
1-234-567-8910 all of you good. Okay, all of you right here, you have virtually become Muslims.
Because to be a Muslim, is to recognize that there is known to be worship, not to be recognized, except that creator is that most Muslims, is that correct or not? Is that correct or not? Yes. And to be a Muslim, it is to give tribute to give praise, to not only to recognize, but to do something that is evident through the tongue or through the body to give praise, to give thanks to show your appreciation, that is one of the second conditions of being a Muslim. And the third condition is to abide by the rules.
abide by the rules,
the basic conditions, if you are at least willing to do that, then I say to you, that you should understand what it means to be a Muslim.
Now, I didn't say be Adam.
I didn't say be a Pakistani.
I didn't say be African, I didn't say being American, I don't say be anyone other than one that submits one that recognize one that pays tribute, one that fulfills the basic moral responsibilities, because that is the object of the life
let us continue
this is our life that is on earth.
And if you think about life itself, life has two kinds of ends to it. When I say ends, I mean life has two kinds of manifestations, there is a micro and there is a macro. Micro means all the way down to what we cannot see, microscopic.
microscopic, it means microscopic used to be what we call atom 20 years ago, 20 or 30 years ago, the smallest part of life or matter was called the atom Is that correct or not.
But now, those of us who are involved in quantum physics, those of you who got your PhD DVDs
you know, now that the smallest matter is no longer the atom, it is not even no longer the micro atom is something they call the core, you know, is that right or wrong? core, the scientists came up with the word core.
This means some kind of micro part of matter, which cannot hardly even be seen or imagined. It can only be understood through quantum physics.
But there is also now some smaller, it's called the micro core.
Maybe 20 years from now they're gonna come up with another word, you know, which is smaller than the micro core.
Because as we as we develop and sophisticate our scientific knowledge and to discover evidence, with instruments, we start to identify different things from a macro point of view.
And we can continue to go down because there are finer, finer, finer, smaller, smaller objects, but we find no matter how small how micro they become still we are able to look at them and see they're organized.
30 years ago, there were computers they were called.
Who gave me the name today mainframes Is that correct? mainframe computers.
mainframe computer maybe sat in a place like this, one computer sat in a place like this. And maybe that one computer 30 years ago, it had the capacity of what we call one gigabyte.
one gigabyte, a mainframe computer, the size of this building, one gigabyte
subpanel Ah, you know what I found out.
They have a card like this, a card like this. Now that has on it five or 10 gigabytes of information, a card like this that you can carry around in your pocket, five or 10 gigabytes on a card. This because of scientific technological advancement. Let's call it micro.
Let me give you another example. Micro to macro macro means the furthest out that you can go the largest, the most complicated out that we can go. Let me give you an exact example of that.
This is our earth. And our Earth is a part of the solar system. Our solar system is a part of our galaxy, and our galaxy. And our galaxy, our sun is one of the smallest stars, one of the smallest stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is called what is called the Milky Way galaxy.
Our galaxy is a number of a cluster of solar systems. Solar Systems means systems that revolve around suns like ours, stars that are suns glowing, he with attraction like ours. So a galaxy is a cluster of galaxies, a cluster of solar systems that have swirling around, organize around stars, like our Sun.
Our galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy has billions of stars in it. Our galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy has billions of stars, our sun is only one star and it is a very small and not fairly, it's not even bright star.
The galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy is a part of something called a nebula, a nebula, what is a nebula, a nebula
is the cluster of billions of galaxies. Imagine this now,
a nebula is a cluster of billions of galaxies, all of them swimming around, floating in orbit, without clashing with one another, since some kind of intricate organized orchestration.
And they're now have been discovered
billions of Nebula
billions of nebula.
So, therefore, going out into time and space, the human beings mind cannot imagine a nebula You can't imagine billions of nebula. So, from micro to macro, we see the organization. So, if there is organization, I asked you the question therefore, if this organization, it means it is designed, if it is designed, there has to be what
I asked you non Muslims, if it has been designed, it has to be what a designer, if it has been fashion, there has to be what a fashion up if it has been determined, it has to be what someone that has determined it, if it has been proportion, put into form and shape, someone has proportioned it, if it is control, if it is under control, it is not clashing, it is not just spurious is well organized, then that means that someone is controlling it, if it is being sustained, not by its own power, but giving some kind of power that means it is a sustainer
it is created, there has to be what
a creator, if everything in life is subordinate, to some will some law some power, that it means that there has to be a power a supreme power. If it is put together on the basis of organization and will and principles there has to be knowledge. That's how we come to know about it. And therefore there has to be a supreme what knowledge if it exhibits power, and it also gives us a certain amount of power. Then there has to be what a supreme what power
if it has will and has given to you and is unlimited
Will, it must have a supreme What? Well, if we are living and we have been given life, then that power is able to give life and then that power has the will to itself be everlasting life that means a life where there is no beginning a life where there is no end, a life which is not controlled, not constrained by space or time. And that is one of the attributes of the Creator alhaj.
The life giver.
Also, if that same life giver, has commanded that everything that has life must die,
then that means that that life giver has absolute power and determination. Now, I say to you, that your life is a gift, I say to you that you did not choose, I say to you, that you do have the right and the limited world to divert or to govern, that's all you have unlimited will. Now you can do what you want to do the non Muslim sitting here, you can be whatever you want to be. You can follow whatever you want to follow. You can call yourself whatever you want to call yourself. But I say to you, that you have a choice to govern your life, you have a choice to make the right choice or the wrong choice, you have a right to submit, you have a right to determine you have a right to say that
I'm willing to follow the condition. Do you have a right to do that? Or you can just say, I'm rebellious, I don't care. I'm gonna do whatever I want to do. I'm gonna live my life and I'm gonna have fun. I'll tell you what living your life and having fun is gonna lead you to today. The people that seem like they're having the greatest time having all the fun
is these entertainers.
These bling bling people
like Britney Spears, like Destiny's Child uses to know what I'm talking about these little bling bling hauls.
Now, she wasn't a bling bling haul when she started out. She is no girl with blonde hair hopping around and skipping around. She was she was at that time innocent. Her mother and father was letting her dance and singing. You know, she got on the radio and the TV and she got some awards and she was still a virgin at 13 but by 15 she was a prostitute.
And now she's 19 she's 20
and she had prostitute herself in about 19 different countries.
19 years old. Can you imagine a young girl started out innocent at 13 years old and she is the hero. She is the model. She is the she is the poster child for all of these women and she's nothing but a bling bling haul.
And all these other bling bling criminals
that our sons and daughters are wearing their shirts when their coats when their jackets wearing their hats. m&m.
when they're when they're all the shirts. These are heroes putting up their posters. What are they? They're bling bling criminals.
Don't sell us fornicators liars stealers cursing God, customer parents
killing people selling drugs. And these become our heroes. These movies, they become movie stars. They become television stars, hip hop, they call them new generation, hip hop. They are going to be hipping and hopping.
They're going to be hippin and happen they're going to be snap, crackle and pop in in the hellfire.
Yes, they will be hipping and happen
because that is the final consequence for corruption. Allah subhanaw taala said in the Quran helps us out in the lesson.
Is there any other reward for good other than good?
If you don't do good, how you think you're going to expect good. So as a result, Allah subhanho wa Taala has shown us that all of these people who seem to be having fun, who had become the heroes, the television, the movie stars, the poster stars, the magazine stars looking like they're all happy and proud and big homes and big money so far. They are the most miserable people.
They die early.
They are diseased. They live with despair. they wind up lonely and living in dark places. They are the most frustrated people. And when they die, they have no legacy whatsoever.
everything that the creator told us not to do. When we do it. it winds up with disease. You name
If the creator told us not to drink alcohol, what is one of the greatest diseases in the world today?
If the creator told us not to use drugs, what is one of the greatest diseases in the world today?
The Creator told us not to fall in the cave, not to commit adultery. What is the greatest disease in the world today, sexually transmitted diseases, its creator told us to be fair, don't take interest, what is the greatest source of stress in the world today dead.
Everything to create a said don't do.
If you do it, because you have the will to do it. It ends up with disease. Everything the creator said to do
if you do it, it winds up as a gift. it winds up as a refinement. It right winds up as an acquired habit. it winds up as something that you can leave as a legacy and to create a set do good actions. A person that tells the truth, he builds around them and insulates around themselves, children, society,
Corporation, business government that is built upon truth. Truth only leads to truth lies only need to lies. When the creator said to us perform worship, recognize, pay tribute, complete the terms. When you see that a person is driven by faith, when you see that a person's life falls within the parameters of faith, a person's conscious is driven by faith. When a person it brings about honor, it brings about integrity, it brings about strength support reputation.
Today, as a result of the fact that the Creator has said to us respect each other, we have no more family values. And what is the loss of family values lead to again, disease. So the non Muslim sitting here, I'm saying to you, that you have a personal responsibility, your personal responsibility is to make the choice to bear witness to accept, to declare,
to put yourself on a path where you recognize your Creator.
And secondly, not only that you recognize your Creator, but that you're willing to make some kind of tribute towards your Creator by either praising or by following or adhering. And finally, you have a choice. You have a responsibility
to not only accept and to recognize, but to conform, conform means Submit.
Now I asked you, if you didn't know before,
if you couldn't answer the question before, where are you coming from? You can answer it now.
You will not leave out of here today and say I don't know. Because you're lying. If you don't know. If you say to somebody you don't know you will be lying. So if you came here ignorant, you are not leaving here ignorant about that issue, you now have the responsibility because you have been told where you came from, you may not want to accept it, you might want to be blind to it, you want to play around a little bit more, you want to find a little bit more, you want to drink a little bit more whiskey, you want to take a little more drugs, you want to dance a little bit more, but you know now from where you came from. Secondly, if you don't know where you're headed, if you want to
turn your eyes away from where you headed, you know now where you're headed. I asked you then, since you know from where you came from, and you know where you are headed. Are you willing to accept the responsibility of your lives to govern your lives accordingly?
Now, I'm not asking you, I'm not saying to you, you have to be a Muslim. You have already accepted the premise and the responsibility of submission. I asked you the questions, you raise your hand, I didn't trick you.
The question is, are you willing to be responsible for this? Being responsible means to say, Yes, I accept this responsibility and I want to govern my life if I know exactly what I should do.
Now to be a Muslim, it only takes one to say, I bear witness that there is nothing to be worshipped except the Creator. I bear witness that there is none to be to govern my life except the will of the Creator. And I accept also to tribute to pay a tribute in my life through my actions, do my words, to attribute the right names to the creator and to pay a tribute to my actions towards that creator and will
To do that, and also, if I knew what the creator wants me to govern my life by, I'm willing to govern my life by that parameter. Now,
I asked you this question. Those of you who are non Muslims, could you please one more time, please identify yourselves. Just one more time, please 123456 some either holding hands before 15 out of six. Now somebody disappear, what? Can you please just raise your hand so I can just count you please? 1-234-567-8910 11 Okay, four people disappeared.
Now we Muslims, it is not our job to make Muslims.
We are not Jehovah Witnesses.
We don't knock on doors on Saturday mornings.
And we don't have no pool in the back.
We're not asking you to come forward and jump into a pool and be baptized.
That's not our responsibility. But what we are asking you is we are offering you a treasure.
That treasure is to discover your purpose in life,
and to take hold on to take charge of your life.
We're offering this to you. Not because it's ours, we offer it to you because we are aware of it. And because we're aware of it, we want to share that with you.
Now I ask again, how many of you that are non Muslims would accept the premise that there's only one creator, one power one life giver that is responsible for our lives? Can you hold your hand up again, please?
how many non Muslims would accept the proposition that there is only one power that is responsible for our lives? One power that we should attribute that when we should pay to one that we should give our lives and our energy and our faith and our praise for how many of the non Muslims would accept that?
123? Is there anybody else in this room? Who would accept the premise that there is none to be accepted as a power in their lives except the creator? Who has given them their lives? Who they're willing to make recognition of and pay tribute to? Can you? Can I see your hands again? And if you are Please, could you come up here? Please just come sit right here.
Is there any other non Muslims in this room out of the 1011 or 12 that I saw their hands? Who would be willing to accept the premise
that there is only one power in this world, one creator for this world? Who has given us life? Who we should recognize who we need to pay tribute to in our words and our actions? and whom, if we knew the law, if we knew the terms that we should conform our lives to? Can you come up and sit down here please?
Okay, so 123455 out of the five out of the original 15 or 12, or 13? I don't know From here, I can see them in my glasses. I want glasses anyway. So maybe I didn't see the right numbers or they disappeared or shrunk down in the seats? I don't know. It's okay. Because I realize, I realize
that sometimes in this kind of a gathering, it is very difficult for people to accept something in front of a whole lot of people.
Now I asked these young people here, first of all, why should they be Muslim? Why should they be Muslim?
They don't know about the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam Do you know about Mohammed? You know about Mohammed? Do you know about the Prophet Mohammed decent upon? Do you know about Muhammad? sallallahu wasallam Do you know about Mohammed Salah you know about Muhammad? Mashallah.
So you knew about the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam? Do you accept that he is a prophet of Allah? Do you accept that? Do you accept that? Do you accept that he is a prophet?
Do you know that he is a prophet? Do you know that his relationship with Jesus Christ is like that? You accept that
Heard? All right, let me just give it to you like this year, if Mohammed,
peace and blessings be upon him.
If he said,
I am a brother to Jesus Christ, like the other prophets of God, and if Jesus Christ confirmed him, and the prophet of Jesus Christ prophesied him, and the Prophet Mohammed confirmed Jesus Christ, would you accept, both of them could not have lied about each other? Would you? What about yourself? My friend?
Would you accept that?
Yes, but you don't believe it? Okay.
You don't believe it? Because you don't have any evidence. Is that correct? Is that correct? Yes.
The evidence of the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon them is found in his scripture. That's one evidence but you haven't read the Quran? Is that correct?
You've read the Quran. Do you believe that the Quran was revealed?
You're not sure. Let me give you some evidence.
If the Quran said
hello, in Santa min Allah statement.
The human being was created from a hanging clot, hanging clot hanging from the womb from the from the uterus. That was 1500 years ago. Could the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him? Could he have known that?
Because this was just discovered 63 years ago, in case you don't know. It was just discovered by science, that the clot hanging from the womb. So if in a revelation, the prophet said, that the human being was created from a clot that hanging from the womb, he had received this from some supernatural source, would you accept that?
Yes. Secondly, if the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him also said through this Koran, or shamcey, will come with either Mr. karela, that the sun and the moon, they swim in their own orbit. And that was just discovered just 87 years ago, then that means he had received that information from some supernatural source, because that were revealed more than 14 126 years ago. Would you accept that to be another point of evidence?
Is it reasonable to accept that if that was just discovered, that
Okay, good, that's another piece of evidence. The third piece of evidence is that the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him is the most visible, documented human being in all of history. This means there is no other human being in the annals of history whose life has been documented in such detail other than that of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon them. And if that is also true, he had to be a phenomenal person. Would you agree to that?
That is good. Well, the last thing I want to say to you is not proof that we need.
But more than 86 different historians came together about 17 years ago, to formulate what 100 human beings are the most human, most profound human beings in history, and they had 30 different categories. And after they met,
they came upon one individual who may feel out of those 100 was the most profound individual based upon that criteria. And if these people were non Muslims, and the person that they determined was Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him? Would you also agree, and one of those categories is that there was no evidence that could show that what he said about himself, being a prophet or his relationship with Jesus Christ, or His revelation, or his manners, or his conduct, or the categories of his life, disproved anything that he said that was one of the categories. Would you also accept that those non Muslims, who are the greatest historians in our time, would you also say that that is
another sign of evidence that the Prophet Muhammad SAW Sam was in fact an authentic prophet and messenger?
Good, good. So then I asked the final question.
If you would accept the premise that there is none to be worshipped except the Creator, who is one you all except that
But you are a bit reserved yourself in regard to the life of the Prophet peace and blessings upon but if you in the course of your investigation was to see the evidence you would accept, is that correct? That's enough. So I asked you,
all five of you to say there's none to be worshipped except the creator to say that
There is none to be worshipped except the Creator. Can you say that there's nothing worse to have except the Creator. Now in the Arabic language, the formula, the same words is to say la ilaha, Illallah.
Like when you go to a doctor,
the doctor examines you.
The doctor examines you, he makes a diagnosis after he that he makes the prognosis. After that he makes a treatment plan. After that, he writes a prescription is not the process writes the prescription when he writes a prescription, what language is it?
What language is it?
You don't know? I'll tell you what it is. Its pharmacological language, pharmaceutical language. It is Latin. The pharmaceutical language is Latin. Are there any chemists in this room here? Are there any chemists in this room here? The language of pharmacology, the pharmaceutical language is Latin. So the doctor he writes in Latin, and he sends you over to
the pharmacist, the pharmacist reads, it fills the prescription and gives it to you, when he gives to you, he writes on that bottle, what that generic medicine is, and how you should take it. Is that what he does? You don't read the Latin, but you accept and you trust that doctor, and you trust that chemist? And you take that medicine? Is that correct or not? I'm saying to you that what you have just said that there is none to be worshipped except the Creator, you have said the same words of La ilaha illAllah. That is the formula.
Now if that is the case, if you accept La Ilaha in the law, you have passed over the threshold of faith. That's what you have done. Now. It has already happened inside of your hearts. It has already happened. We are the witnesses. That's all we are. Now, we are not tricking anybody here. Nobody will get paid. I don't get $1,000 ahead for whoever stepped up here. And there's no trick here.
This is for you to accept or for you reject. And even after you accept it. If after you walk out of this room, you scratch your head and say, Oh, I changed my mind.
You can do that. And nobody will have any right to say you must pay any penalty of anything. It is your gift to take away your gift to follow or your gift to throw away.
So I want you to say with me La ilaha illAllah Say with me La
in the law. Now for my brother here. What's your name?
Richard. Your name is Rashid.
No, no, no, no, no.
And out of it. His name is Rashid.
Because the people who took that name, took it from the atoms. The name rushy was made into Richard.
But the human being cannot be Rashid. Because you are not the one that guides you are the servant of Rashid. So in Arabic, actually your name would be Abdul Rashid. But the people who took the names they were so arrogant, so you said no, I didn't take no. I just say come on me, Richard Rashid, so you are Rashid, you are a witness.
You are a witness. You are one who witnesses into guidance. So Richard, for right now, maybe you don't want to say that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, because you don't have the evidence of that. So you stay with just that Allah. Hi, Lola. But what's your name? My friend?
Michael McHale, one of the angels of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're not an angel, but your name is Mikhail.
So Mikhail, you know about Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Is that correct? and sister, what is your name? Melissa, and what's your name?
Melanie. And what's your name? Danielle.
Then Yeah. Means Dino law. It means Dean means the one who pays the debt to God from Dane.
Dean Allah, the One who follows God's religion. You don't know that's where it comes from. But your name came from that. Danielle comes from Dino law. So Melissa, Melanie, Danielle. And Michael asked you to say Muhammad Rasulullah. That means Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
Muhammad, Muhammad Rasulullah
Now, you have said La ilaha illAllah, you have said Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. For Richard. Richard has agreed that he needs to know more about the Prophet Mohammed Salah Sam. And that is your right to know you should not accept anything but you are not sure about you should not accept anything which you need to have more information about. And that's okay. Because one day a woman was captured by the Muslims. You see, when the Muslims had some interaction with some other people. And so the Prophet peace and blessings upon them, he said, any non Muslims who have been captured, if they accept Islam, set them free. And he said also, if any non Muslim who has some
knowledge and teaches 10 Muslims, set them free. So the companions of the Prophet SAW last time they said, O Messenger of Allah. So Allah says, there's a woman she cannot speak. So how will we know? He said, asked, Where is a law? And when they asked her, she said,
he said, set her free.
So Richard, we accept based on that, that if you said, like, we accept you to be Muslim today.
But we say to you, you need to read starting today. Find out if you accept that Mohammed is a messenger of Allaah Sim, because then your Shahada or it will not be activated, because you will not be following you follow me?
You follow me? Okay. Now, Danielle, Melanie, Melissa, Michael.
Today, I'm saying to you, if you accept this, you can begin your lives you can take charge of your lives because Islam is beautiful Islam will give you all the answers that you need. If you didn't have answers in your life, you got them. If you don't have a quote, and you will be given one, if you don't have the evidence of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, you will be given that free of charge. Well, the brothers he had promised to give that to them.
Well, the brothers had promised to give that to them. You have it right here. Can you give it to them, please.
So if you committed any sins, Michael, I know you're not an angel.
So there's something that you have done that you owe to God and something that you have done, Melissa, something that you've done, Melanie, and something that you have done, Daniel, and Richard that you have done that only Allah knows today, become a Muslim,
your slate is clean, you owe nothing to God, you can start off from tonight fresh and clean, except for debts. So if you owe me some money, or you owe somebody else's money, you still owe that money and you got to pay.
Because your faith does not wipe out debts. But your faith does wipe out your acknowledgment does wipe out any obligation that you have towards God. And the other thing is that anything good that you did in life will be magnified to your benefit. Is that fair?
Is that fair?
That is something that God gives to the person that accepts Islam. Now, what is your name, young lady?
Christina, Christina, so that means the woman who is Christ like,
that's what your name means.
The woman that is Christ, like, Christina, that's what it comes from.
to be Christ like, means to be a servant of God.
To be Christ like is a person that submits themselves to God. So you are, you are typical to your name. Because you came tonight, to basically accept that there is none to be worshipped except the Creator, is that correct? And you are also willing to accept that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, is that correct? hamdulillah. So you say after me, Christina, c'est la ilaha
and say, Muhammad
And all of you say,
And we also also always say after the prophets name, sulla la who
alayhi wa sallam that means peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. So then, you know, Melanie, Melissa, Michael, Christina, and Richard, we asked the last ones to bless all of you and we asked you to remain in your place right here. So that when we finish raising whatever we have, we can give to you another part of the gift. And also, I asked the Muslims, who knows these people who brought these people here, the friends or the associates or the co workers or the colleagues or the family members who brought these people here, you have a responsibility to make sure
These people understand Islam properly, to stay next to them. Help them work out their problems, attach them to the community, teach them how to pray to purify themselves. Give these sisters the particulars they need to know about their Deen and stay next to them and support them. This is your responsibility in front of the last panel with Allah. May Allah bless Daniel, may Allah bless millennium.
Melanie, and Melissa and Michael and Richard and Christina, may Allah bless all of you in Sharla and Nicole, do you accept the premise that there is no need to be worshipped except the creator?
And do you accept that Muhammad is the Messenger of God?
you accept? And I also add, Nicole, were you born a Christian?
Were you born a Christian? Danielle?
Were you born a Christian? Melissa? Michael, were you born a Christian? Richard, were you born Christian? No, were you born Christian Christina? Yes. Then insane that you accept that there's none to be worship except Almighty God. Insane La ilaha illa Allah and Muhammad Allah pseudo law. I also asked you to repeat along with saying that another statement.
So before we do that Nicole's say after me, La ilaha
sallal laahu alayhi wa sallam,
the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. He used to ask that when people came into Islam, especially from Christianity, that they also accepted that Jesus Christ, that Jesus Christ is the spirit and the word given to marry from Allah, that he is the spirit and the word given to marry from Allah. Do you accept that? Do you accept that? Danielle, do you accept that? Melanie? Do you accept that? Melissa? Do you accept that? Richard? I'm sorry, Michael, do you accept that, Richard? Do you accept that Christina, then say that Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ is a spirit and a word given to Mary from Almighty God, and that Mary is pure. That means that she did not commit any kind of sin
by virtue of giving birth to Jesus Christ who had no father. That's what it means you except that Yes. Then Nicole and Daniel and Melanie and Melissa and Michael and Richard and Christina. We asked the last panel what Allah that He guides you and that he preserved you, and especially our brother, Richard, we add to the law make it clear to you that a law expedite for you. The law make it easy for you to understand to bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Almighty God.