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Islaam Beyond The Differences
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In Al Hamdulillah, Hamden, Catherine
tayyiba Mubarak can see
al hamdu lillahi wa Kapha was Salatu was Salam O Allah Mustafa sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
where Allah Allah He was happy he was among wala
dear respected Muslim brothers.
And if there happened to be any non Muslim guests with us
Imam Abu Bakar
Al amin, Abdul Latif and my colleague, brother, Malik, Abdul Rahim, all the respected elders and brothers and
responsible people who administrate this institution,
to IBM and,
and, of course, to the government who put a stamp inside my passport gave me the visa to come in.
We are thankful we're grateful.
And we are not.
We are not stained by bad manners.
And what we dislike, sometimes we tolerate
and what we like we say Alhamdulillah.
And I think the Imam for this invitation because actually this invitation he gave me close to four years ago.
Was it about four years ago, and now we want out of it together. What better place could two old soldiers meet?
Then on arafat.
And he invited me then, and the invitation when to come to speak. He invited me to come to understand to share, to see
to collaborate with the work that had been initiated under his leadership. And to me that was a great honor.
But the laws the best the planets.
After he made the invitation, we were trying to, to do the logistics.
But busy men are busy men
and women shaytan is also busy.
So Allah He planned it this way,
that the invitation that the man made, it echoed and reverberate it, and it came a different way. Nevertheless, we're here
and I will do my best to grace.
This place which I'm standing in
commensurate to the grace which the Imam has offered, because when you stand in the place of another person,
not only should you do your best to fulfill that mandate, but you should be respectful of the history that precedes you.
The first time in my life that I was ever called His Excellency.
But I take that
from the Imam as a compliment because we come from such lowly places, that when we arrived by the grace of Allah somewhere that deserves any respect.
Yes, I accept that from the man but he's also then His Excellency.
Because there are people whom Allah describes as Sharon Berea
who called His Excellency
and so if the those worship Allah who are part of the Highland area, then why not?
We should take it with humility.
And yes, we did intend to visit the mom
and I went to the maximum security prison on
just a couple of days ago.
And it was by the grace of Allah subhanaw taala that a lot took the Imam out, but we still went and did our job under the law hamdulillah so we get the benefit of doing that job and still being here with you, ma'am. In a better setting.
Sisters, you know, before I came here,
one of the things that I tried to do is I tried to research. I don't like to arrive places and don't know where I am, who the people are, what the situation is in circumstances that environment has developed.
So I went on the internet and did a little work, did a little research to see the last 20 years of the dynamics of this country
and to see in particular the social and political dynamics
of this country, including those that have been initiated by
our email yacine, Abu Bakar, Yamato muslimeen, and the other Muslims
I want to walk into an environment that I reasonably understand and therefore, I can address the people not just from a piece of paper, but I can address them as a sociologist is supposed to do. And one of our
His name was Ibn battuta, you should keep that name in mind. Even battuta
one of the followers of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the
eighth or ninth century, hijra,
even battuta was a historian. He was also a sociologist. He was a Muslim activists, and he was also a merchant.
And even battuta traveled from Tangiers
all the way to China.
They will no airplanes, no trains,
you know, no automobiles, but even battuta, covered over 73,000 miles in his travels.
In battuta, was such a profound human being follow of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, following that tradition of the prophets, a lot of them that he used to say, I refuse
to accept the description of a people until I see them,
eat their food,
enjoy their climate, then I will write about them.
So I'm about to tour with that traveled from Tangiers following the Silk Route. They call it the silk trade route, all the way to China. And he was such a man that the Chinese Emperor at that time
when he heard even battuta speak, through a translator,
because he never heard a person speak like that. And the Chinese at that time thought that all black people were heathens. He thought that
well, if there was a black man,
but he was not a heathen, he was a Muslim and well refined.
And when he heard the speech of Ibn battuta, and things he said, and the refinement of his language and the reminders and the advice that he gave to the Chinese people in front of the Emperor, the Emperor was trying to see what I can give this man
What can I give this man? At that time, Muslims had everything.
So what do you think the Emperor gave to Evan batata.
He gave his daughter
the Chinese Emperor gave to Evan battuta, his daughter.
there are more than 81 million Muslims in China.
It was the behavior. It was the refinement. It was the mandate and the conduct, the wisdom, the magnitude of the prophets, a lot of Islam and the companions of the Prophet Lawson rhodiola and him and the VA and the VA that he drew from and what that Chinese emperor was impressed by. Was it even battuta
It was Mohammed, Somali Muslim, because we are carrying a reflection of Mohammed, Salah Zim. And if any one of us, or 1000 of us, if we really carry the reflection of the prophets, a lot of them, if the Chinese emperor was impressed, you know that simple people of Trinidad will be impressed. And they will try to find what they want to give to us. And I think to myself, the best thing they can give to us is the seat of power.
But that only comes if we are responsible. And if we are accountable, not just because we are Muslims.
Allah will place the earth under our feet, and he will command the earth, to be still to receive our ordinance, as he ordered the ocean
to fulfill its command, and not to drown Moosa and his people, at least to them, you see, water is wet, and the ocean will drown, but it gets its command to wet and to drown from Allah. So Allah took the command of browning out of the water, so they was able to go through and then after that musar touched the water, and it gave back the water, the command to drown and so fear out of his people was drowned.
And the loss of power to Allah. He chose for his servant, Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam, he made the fire cool, although fire, the kind of fire that they built for Ibrahim was a huge fire, so that birds that flew over it fell inside of it.
But when Ibrahim Allah Islam was pulled to that fire, Allah said to the fire, oh fire the coup, chill out for my servant, Ibrahim.
So Allah lot took from the fire, its ability to burn his servant, and Allah can take the oppression of the disbelievers and the corruption of the unbelievers. And Allah can take the condition of suffering in the earth for his servants, when they really begin to serve Him.
We have to believe that
but a lot doesn't change the condition of a people until people change what
the condition inside of themselves. So in following up on the theme that was set by our brother and followed up by
Imam alameen abilities and also mentioned by the Imam, I want to talk about
a set of stages,
milestones that we can implement as Muslims
solidify our status in the sight of Allah
to unite our ranks
to build our community
to honor our leadership,
it was mentioned
that from 1978
I don't like to call it organization, you know, because so many people establish something and call it an organization and by that we sometimes are deceived.
Now, this is a movement
to establish the deen of Allah, that's what the doll is now movement was and it was correct it regardless of what happened, it regardless of whether we were in mature before our time, or mixed up or whatever people want to say it was right and this right now.
It was more right.
It is more right today than it was then why? Because that was then and this is now
what we have to do the old soldiers and the new ones coming. We have to learn from the mistakes.
We got to be humble enough to return
and do what
Yunus la slam did.
Whenever he got
so frustrated with the people and, you know, he, he, instead of him waiting for a lot to give him the command, you know, he just got so frustrated with the people that he says I'm getting up out of here. I'm just leaving, forget these folks getting up out of here.
So he got on the boat.
And some anarchie took place on the boat.
And they told him off the boat.
And when he got off the boat, he got swallowed by a whale.
And when he found itself in the belly of the whale, inside that hot acid inside the belly of the whale, and anybody here who's a marine biologist will tell you that the acid inside the body of a whale
can burn paint off of a car
can literally consume whatever comes inside the whale because the whale is a mammal. And whatever it digests is the acid inside breaks it down. But the acid inside of the whale
is 70 times harder
than the acid inside our stomachs.
So when the whale swallow, Yunus relates to them. One it saves him from drowning. So Pamela thinking that
this he has the room inside the belly
is saving him from drowning. But when he got inside, he remembered what he said he was he wasn't angry at the whale. He wasn't angry at the people who threw him in the boat.
No, the first thing that Buddhists la Sam said because he's a prophet. And prophets have a knee jerk that when they get in a situation, they have a knee jerk to do what called upon the law, as the law says, are the only assertive law to
call upon me, and I will answer you. So Eunice la slam he called upon the law. And what did he say? La Ilaha Illa? anta su panaca in ni contributo golly, me
wehrli Oh Allah, there is no god except you.
Girl repeat to you, verbally I am of the ones who opress himself. So he made Toba
when he made Toba, that whale, which is the intelligent mammal, heard that do I
and swam to the shore directly, and spit him out, vomited him out, because he cannot keep in his stomach, a prophet who made that kind of do I
and then the vomit
of the whale,
form a saliva over him. So when the sun came it, dried it and protected him.
See how long he protects his servants after they have been thrown, or in a fire, or after they have been pushed to the water to the edge after they had been swallowed by the whale. See how it lost saving service. So I say all Muslims, look at the example read the curse of Umbria read the stories of the NBA and learn from them because those are our stories.
And what about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he went to tarrif,
and he lost all of his allies.
And he went to the looking for more allies. Because he's a, you know, he's a natural thinker. He know he got Allah subhanaw taala he got the melodica he know all of that. But he also knows he eats food he drinks and he also need allies from among the people. So he went to Thai seeking allies.
And when he got the Thai of seeking allies, what did he find? He find people that ridiculed him, scorned him, cursed at him, spit at him, and set merchants upon him to throw rocks at him and brought him out of city. Now if that was me and you
we would be very angry, to be set upon to be cursed to spit at and disrespected and so forth. So we will be angry and we will be prepared to use our resources to try to respond to that insult
but the Prophet Solomon sandvine Rama de la so we are the owner of Mohammed Salah Azam and we should make that Allah we make the door of the Prophet
Closer, because he was rotted little island
when he stood outside of five, and a pitiful state,
you see dejected, humiliated blood running down his leg, with his sandals sticking to his feet from the blood, he sat down on a stump of a tree. And he was not angry. what he was thinking was that
maybe Allah is not pleased with him, maybe he executed his mission correctly for him not to get the help and be treated like this. That's how he was thinking again, not blaming, but always introspection.
So in that situation jabril la Sam came
and said Salaam to you from Allah Subhana Allah, look at that. Oh, Mohammed Rasul Allah, He said Salaam to you.
And if you like,
you can we will bring an order the angels of these mountains, you see on the different sides of life to come together.
The prophets, a lot of them, he could have done that. But what did he do?
He said, No.
What I prefer
is that they be
passed over, because maybe their progeny will accept Islam.
Today time is everybody's Muslim to drive. See how the promises in wisdom.
And when the prophet SAW Selim came back, after all the battles after his companions have been killed, and persecuted and thrown out and properties have been confiscated and so forth and so on. When the process awesome, came back with 10,000 strong and took Mecca, he had the chance to pay everybody back, didn't he? But what did the process them do?
He gave everybody amnesty. This is our Prophet Mohammed. So a lot of them and we have to learn from those lessons.
Brothers and sisters in Islam, I want to remind you that Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran,
that this brotherhood of yours is one single brotherhood and I am your Lord.
Allah subhanaw taala also says in the manana ecwa
Firstly, who buy in Waco Valley this
last one Ross's Valley, this
valley, the believers
their relationship to each other? Is that a brotherhood fraternity, love, affection, cooperation, support? collaboration?
Firstly, who make a swap?
the relationship between them, you're contending brothers
lolicon in order that you may receive mercy.
So this Brotherhood is what we have. And without this brotherhood, that can't be no establishment of Islam.
This once you get to understand no individual established Islam, no, go establish Islam. No Islam can be established by the Brotherhood. But the Brotherhood is not that group or that group. The Brotherhood is the Muslims wherever they are under organized leadership. The Brotherhood is the community.
But there are two rules that we have to apply and brotherhood. Those two rules are fundamental for our kita those two rules is called l one and l Bara
the loyalty that we have towards Allah and His Messenger so awesome. The loyalty that we have towards the Quran and the Sunnah, the loyalty that we have for Islam, and Walla, Walla Bora, and every Muslim comes under our water.
Even if they are a sinner, even if they are a criminal, no matter who they are, they still come under our water. We don't have one out with their sins. We don't have whatever with their transgression, but we have voila with their saying there is none to be worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, we can never forget that.
Allah says, Allah wa Li You Latina amanu you read your home minutolo Massey in a newer one la Vina Kappa Rue de la hood. You know who Milan newly elected Ahmed hula, as haben Nadi home via cardigan. So then Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the Bora
rejection, the repulsion of copper and shark, as it has been mentioned by some of our predecessors in this small statement of Islam Who is this Lamb who lives in LA he but tohei was MPR doula who taught it
shirt will cover what
it says, Islam
is this lab, surrender to Allah lay according to the rule of tawheed when n pm to know and surrendering to him, Allah bitanga it with obedience to Quran and Sunnah
to search, and the rejection of shirk, and kufr Lee, and all of their branches, and all of their relatives.
This is our relationship. This is our brotherhood. And we don't care about the sins of a believer, except by to regulate them. If we can regulate the believers, we can contain their sins, but if we can't regulate them, then we're lost. We become a lawless people, and a law will punish us like He punished other people. In fact, he will double the punishment upon us. This is our brotherhood. The next thing the law says Firstly, who are Firstly, firstly, you might as well bring peace, bring reconciliation, bring arbitration, bring somebody to sit down and make peace between the brothers make agreements, make treaties make they make contracts, make the peace. And don't nobody be so
arrogant as to say, No, I'm justified to keep my position I make it No, I lost without a den because there's another place of law sake. And for those who refuse to make peace, but they continue in debt transgression, then all of you bring your hands together against that one.
This is the rule of Islam, in a party spirit,
in a party spirit.
reconciliation is what we need today, as I see it, Trinidad, vago Yana Jamaica, the Caribbean, going up north, North America, United States Canada, move over to the other side, UK, Australia, the whole thing wherever the Muslims are, we need reconciliation.
Muslims got to reconcile their differences. I say you got to love somebody who's on the other side of your ideology. No. But you got to respect them if they're Muslim.
You ain't got to be with people who you think as people are bizarre, you ain't got to be with people who you think of heresy. You don't have to be with people whom you think is a deviant? No, but you got to respect them. Because they're Muslims. Because if you don't respect them, then every Muslim whom you don't respect becomes your enemy, and you become an enemy of them. And as long as this brothers got enmity between each others, then they can't be no brotherhood. One of the complaints that the prophet SAW Sam came in one day. And but I don't want to talk too long. So my good.
One of the companions of the Prophet SAW Sam came inside the house of the prophet SAW Sam one day and other companions was sitting there, after he left the house and said, there is a man of Jenna.
You know, his companions say, Wow, check that out. He will say something like that. That's profound.
That means something that's man did the process of sense man of gender. So one of the components of processes I'm gonna follow Him, to stay with him for a few days, see what he do.
He said, he stayed with him for three days, he has seen nothing different than nobody else was doing.
So he asked him of so and so what did you do for the process in the same song so? Well, one of the things that man said which is the most important for us, he said, what law he, I never go to sleep, but that I clean my heart of Indian Hilah towards any believer.
I clean my heart from any enmity, any malice, any hatred towards any Muslim or Muslims I say, let us clean our hearts have any malice, any hatred in the enmity towards any Muslim?
Making reconciliation calls for
us to follow the Quran and the Sunnah.
Above all else, I don't care how much you love me how much you love the Imam, this Imam, the Imam, whoever over there up across it.
Lebanon in Africa and Afghanistan. I don't care who it is who you think champion the cause of Arabs, of Asians, of black folks, of slaves of, of rich folks, whoever they are leading the Muslims, they do not deserve any ultimate obedience. No, no, the ultimate obedience is only for whom? Allah after that, Mohammed Salah loves them, because the last one God says it Allah, what are tiara soon? Well,
absolute obedience for law, absolute obedience for the law saying but conditional obedience for the rulers. Because that condition is that they themselves is obedient to Allah and His Messenger, so a lot of them. So we don't get hung up on no kind of leadership fixation, that we don't get hung up on no celebrity status, that we don't get hung up like other people get hung up. So that the prophet SAW said, he said, when a loss upon what Allah wants to bless a leader, he puts around him people that if you have a good idea, they will support him,
they will support him and protect him in it.
if Allah wants to
force upon God wants to cause a leader, to lose His eminence, then Allah puts around him people. So when he thinks something bad or suggests something bad, the people, they don't say nothing.
See, let me back up. He says, when a law wants to bless a leader, he puts around him people so that if he say something good, they support him in it. And if you say something bad, they say they advise him see, they advise him. But if Allah wants something other than that, for a leader, he put around him people that if you think of something good, they don't help him.
And if he think of something or say something bad,
they don't advise him.
He said, the worst of your leaders is those who you curse and they curse you.
And the best of your leaders is those who you love, and they love you.
It is all based upon what I will borrow. It is all based upon quote and Sunnah. This is where our allegiance lies, that it doesn't lie at the root of individuals. Because this Imam, that Imam, this Imam speaker whomsoever they are gonna be inside the dirt and the belly of the grave soon,
then who will you have loyalty to? If you had forgotten, the albula will borrow, if you had neglected the Quran, and the sooner you will be right back in the jahi. Leah from where you came.
Because that's what happened to them. After the purpose of Sam passed away, what some people did immediately, they came to Abu Bakar. On July, the first, the first rebellion, the people came to Abu Bakar and said, Yeah, Abu Bakar, we respect you, you are the halifa. But we're not going to pay no Zakat to you.
We're going to keep this account for ourselves.
Now, I don't want y'all to get to thinking that I'm talking about a particular issue. So don't be thinking like that. Now.
This just happened to be part of my talk.
I'm trying to highlight nothing, because I don't do that. You know, we don't be winking and blinking and saying stuff off to the side. If I was going to address something in particular, I would be addressing that in particular I'm not. So let me continue.
They said Oh, Abu Bakar for a deal on a different aboubaker. The Khalifa
is so that the brother played his back. They don't think I'm talking about this Abu Bakar
say, Oh, we respect you.
But we will keep this a calf I will self
distribute among ourselves. He said no.
No, you paid as a cat to the profit. So a lot of us have them. And I'm his successor
and pay this account to the profits. A lot of them is a mandate. It is wedge IP. You don't have the right to determine what you will do. Because the profits a lot of them is the receiver of the soccer and he is the distributor of the sucker and if you violate that you are taking the Umer know what law he if you hold back this amount like this, the leather between the toes of a sandal will lie I fight you as apostates.
And Abu Bakr he spent two years of his life fighting those apostates. Now when he said that statement, Omar who was worth Omar
Who was known to be strong?
he and others said, Yeah, how you do that these are Muslims. You can't do that.
He asked them
if they said they won't pray,
will they be Muslim? He said no.
If they won't fast are they Muslim said no.
If they refuse to make hides, are they Muslim? No. If they believe in someone other than Allah and follow someone other than his messenger sauce and other Muslims say no, then what law he if they hold back the car, they are not Muslims.
So this is the hokum of Abu Bakar
so these is Muslims who were with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So the rebellion started right then because we are people like that.
When you are following you're hung up on a person because almost he also remember when the process and passed away.
He loved the process of him so much and others love the process and so much they want to accept the process awesome. Dad almost took out his sword and said, if anybody said the process was him dead, I'm gonna kill him. I cut his head off, and people will salad they couldn't say nothing.
But aboubaker Here he goes again. That soft man, that man that cried so much in the prayer that he was you know, I said old prophets lost him. Please don't let my father lead to prayer. He cried too much.
That man who cried too much. When Omar said that he stood up, he said, Oh people,
burly if any of you worships Mohammed Salah Sam, Mohammed is dead. But if you worship Allah, Allah subhanaw taala is how young they're even via mood.
And Omar, he sat down, he cooled out.
on the villa and Bala, let's stay on the Quran and the Sunnah. And let's establish our brotherhood. Let's build and just build the Brotherhood back.
Let's do reconciliation between the brothers who have harmed each other. Let's do reconciliation between the Muslims of different ethnicities. Let's do the reconciliation between brothers of different ideologies. Let's do the reconciliation between the Muslims of the West and the East in addition to debt, let's let the moms who have some justifiable reasons not to sit together, let them come together and see how they can establish reconciliation between themselves then that the follow us follow suit. Because if we don't do that, don't fool yourself. You will not inherit what Allah has what the law speaks about in the court and you won't inherit that.
That leads us to the fact that to do all of this calls for humility, Allah subhana wa tada mentioned
was that you knew this summary was solid.
We're in luck Avira tune Illa Allah Ohashi
established a suburb between each other seek help from Allah subhanho wa Taala. If we want to correct our condition here or anywhere else, look at this formula. seek the help of Allah subhanaw taala was what server and what the server server is.
Suffer is so
subtle is to have
Allah subhanaw taala mentioned had this policy we'll come back to this ayah was mentioned in the hospital policy. He says I know neuter ha buena beach allele
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on the Day of Judgment Allah subhanho wa Taala it comes from a longer Hadith on the Day of Judgment Allah subhanho wa Taala will say Where are those who used to love one another for my sake.
This day, when there is no other shade except my shade, I will give them shade. Who is he talking about? The people who used to practice brotherhood.
Another Hadith of the Prophet SAW Sam mentioned that the paradise opens up on Mondays and Thursdays and Allah admits husi will to the paradise and so the believers will be entering the paradise then a law will cause two men to stop he will say hot yesterday ha hot yesterday.
They will be stopped prevented from entering until they work until they reconcile their differences.
So brothers, reconciling the differences meant burying the hatchet, or burned or nine millimeter or burn, burying that curse, or that insult or burying that transgression or burying, whatever it is that be inside of us creating all of this plus environment and bad feelings in building the walls between us and prevent leaders from sitting down and preventing the followers from praying together and preventing the sisters from being together and our families having presence and bringing our dignity and our power in our distinction to this island and to the rest of the world is what prevents us. That's what's on it. That's the problem. Don't blame others don't blame bush don't
don't blame or manly or whoever. Don't blame them bring us because we got enough. We got enough to arrive at a place of distinction. Allah has already left us. It's just holding it back. We hold him back the dour. We hold him back the power.
We hold it back by our actions by our behavior by our arrogance. And I say to you, and I say to myself,
we need to make Toba.
I say you committed fornication or adultery or lying, stealing cheating. The big cup I didn't say that. I say make Toba
make Toba to be the love. The Muslims need to spend some time making tuber Toba
Toba naseeha good Toba, sincere Toba. Terrible for what Allah knows that others don't know. Because the last thing he know what you do when you go out and he know what you do when you behind the doors.
Make terrible Muslims. Make terrible tonight make Toba tomorrow make Toba consistently until our Toba is accepted by Allah subhanaw taala because when the Toba is accepted by Allah, then the forgiveness is given, say a stop for a lot of demon coolies and denwa to like, say a stop for a lot 100 times a day as the prophets have lost them sit.
Then after you make a stick far after you ask a lot for forgiveness, then no allow will never forgive you until you forgive your brother.
forgiveness is conditional upon you.
offering the forgiveness to your brother, no matter what he did. You know when washy that efficently and slave who threw the sphere and killed Hamza
the wife of Abu sufian paid washi his way in silver, because he knew how to do that sphere.
So he washy. So he used to run between the lines. And he used to wait to see and then when he got a good opening, he really killed himself.
He said that was the day. The most regretful day of his life. He said that afternoon is a Muslim.
Then after that,
him the wife of Abba Sophia who later became a Muslim, and they told her, she cut open the side of hums and took out his liver and ate it raw. enmity. The prophet SAW sent forgave her too, but look why she became a Muslim. And he was brought to the prophets A lot of us. The prophet SAW Sam looked at him and said,
Just don't just just go away, you know, just just go away. God was his uncle. Then a law set an eye to the prophets also reminding him that you cannot have this kind of feeling towards someone who have now believed. So when the prophet SAW said was reminded by this ayah he called for why she sat him down next to him and kissed him. subpanel Ah, come on Muslims.
Nobody man stabbed your uncle.
Anybody ate his liver.
All this stuff we do a man is petty.
It's really we think about it. It's a historical pathology.
We need to hate somebody. We need to dislike somebody to justify what we do it.
I say the time today is the time for forgiveness.
No Are you God?
Bring the brother in. Let's eat together. Let's talk together. Let's ask the man he ma'am. Call them other demands because you got you got the position to do that.
You get the position to do that. call these other imams together and be humble.
The Strongest Man around the man, he will listen
and tell those other imams with the tone turbans and long beards and who said that they are the mowlana
amines and whoever the molars and you know whoever they are, tell them that today we want to make peace
from the top to the bottom. So we grassroot people, we start making the peace, you see from the bottom, see, then the leaders will get the signal, when the ground stop moving, they will get the signal, we want it, they have to do it, then they will take the signal and the most humble of the leaders who is able to initiate that move among the rest, based on his influence on the Day of Judgment. Allah subhanho wa Taala said, the prophet SAW Sam said that on the Day of Judgment, Allah will reserve one of the highest places in paradise for the world who did reconciliation between the Muslims.
And we ask Allah subhana wa Taala, what do I want to make? We asked a lot.
But the heart of you, ma'am.
Scene, and his vision
And that his struggles, and his sufferings, and those whom he loves, and whom love him, we asked him, that among the things he reflects upon and these days, these, these is the best days email. See, the best days after coming out from the prison is the best days now.
We asked him to consider this in his reflections, to use the influence of his office, his purpose, his vision, and his influence, use that to call for reconciliation.
And sit down terrazzo.
and Morrow hammer
and mercy between the believers, because if he and others began to initiate that call, the call will reach us and we will meet ourselves. And you're going to see, a complete change will happen in this country. This is a small island man.
And I always say to people, if more people and more Trinidad is in Brooklyn, then they're on Trinidad.
But those that go up north to Brooklyn, I think they the wrong ones.
A lot of purify a lot be purifying your country, he'd be sending all unison yadi boys of death.
We Muslims hamdulillah we have the chance. I don't care how many what the majority is here. The majority never meant nothing to the prophet SAW said they don't mean unto Allah. How many times have a small ban overwhelmed a larger one,
but not necessarily by force, by the behavior of the prophets, a lot of sermon by the magnitude of their behavior by the magnitude of their worship. And I say that from what I see, when somebody asked me about Trinidad, I say, the wealth of this country, it ain't all
the wealth of the people.
The wealth of Trinidad is the people itself.
And the wealth of the people
is those who believe.
So the wealth of the country here.
The real wealth is the people who believe in Allah and His messenger. So a lot of them all they got to do is bring their fingers together.
Those will see everyone will see
we have to build the real community. Not in a place.
But we have to build the idea. The concept, the discipline of community jamaah
down here you call it Jamaat
Gemma, build the Gemma, because
one of the cool affair.
He said there is no Islam without Jamal.
No Islam, he means it no five pillars. He didn't mean there's no six articles of faith. That's not what he meant. He meant that the personification of it, the manifestation of it, the institutionalizing of it cannot come about without Gemma.
So we got to be about building the Jamaat and the Jamaat is not just a group of people who built the mosque and pray aside because that's all you got here.
I don't mean here. I mean, you know, all over the earth. That's what the Muslims got. Just a building. people pray inside, do some rituals.
Come back outside do their own thing.
No, Gemma has a definition. And what is Gemma it is the organized body of Muslims under a leader whom they have swore allegiance to. This is Gemma.
And he said, there is no Gemma unless there is in a meal.
we need the Jamaica, of Trinidad. All the messages, all the organizations, all the leaders, we need all of them to come together by us advising and pushing, you know that groundswell we need to come together, we need to sponsor a summit of leadership.
Then, when that summit of leadership comes, then we have to make sure you know, we got to make sure those leaders can sit where they are, for three days, five days, we provide the food and the clothing and the security and the limousines and you know, where they need to stay and we wait on them and everything and you know, so they can be comfortable, and they can talk together because when they talk together, they will arrive at a decision and one of them will come out of there as the coordinator of that madness.
And if they come out of there with a coordinator of that majlis, that will be your aveer
if they agree for two years at a time or five years at a time or whatever, that's the decision, nobody can say nothing because if they agree upon that, that becomes their Supreme Council. That becomes the Amir. It can happen like that. But you cannot have a real jamaah without an Amelia So first, establish your Jamal right here
and obey your Amir right here and call on the other Muslims to establish jamaah not organization and the choosing our media, not just any ma'am not just a mattress in the back of Board of Trustees, some of them that don't even pray
we know how that go Robert's Rules of orders, you know, all that kind of game in the back where people with money come along and put up a building. Then they bring somebody in from this place or that place and make him lead the prayer and when he wants to do something he got asked them even if he want to order stuff, he wants some toilet paper for the bathroom. He gotta write out a requisition slip to some people that don't shave themself and people that don't even come pray people don't know nothing about Islam peoples living in houses of river they the ones that don't build it and he got to do what they say that's not an Amir that's me mom.
No, we want someone who is the Amir and Oman Qatar went further and said there is no Amir that he has no amor amor authority, authority given to him by the people. The people put their hands in the hands of the Amir, and they give and invest their resources, their allegiance, their commitment of themselves and their family and what allies given them and their trust to the Amir. Now the Amir has amor because when he makes a kebab, when he makes a determination, by his religious biases, when he makes a determination, when his hand comes down, it comes down with the hands of the whole community. When his hand comes up, it goes up with the hands of the community. Does he have armor?
this is where we want to go.
Because leadership is the helm of community.
And loyalty to that leadership is the fuel that that leadership has to rely upon. Because the community is the vehicle man. And it needs a driver. But the valve needs some petrol.
We the petrol with the petrol we give them the gas, he can turn, he can press on the brake or the accelerator. It's up to him and we just follow some avatar unless you go to sleep. If you go to sleep and Beagle crazy.
You say brother I mean we got to Yo man. You go to sleep man. Oh mama Thompson laws obey Allah obey me. But if I go to sleep wake me up. Somebody stood up say yeah, I mean, if you if you or us was right, what a lot is messing yourself and said we obeyed. If you go to sleep, we wake you up on the edge of the sword.
So leadership and loyalty, that is leadership and following. We got to be loyal.
Gotta be low followers. Not low because we love him. We love God. We love a lot of messages. Awesome. And he represented us
after that, there's accountability.
We are the Amir becomes responsible and we become accountable. You see how that goes just like a marriage.
A rigid Luca, Mona Lisa said right? Then a one way street. The men are responsible over the women and the children of the community, but the man, but he is responsible, but they become what? accountable two way street. That's the deal. That's what loyalty in Islam is
not a one way street.
The leader becomes responsible and we become accountable
to brothers and sisters. I say all these things in my own humble opinion in my own humble commitment. I say this because I am myself making an assessment of myself.
And these trials, twilight years, cuz you looking at us now.
But maybe next year, two years, five years, seven years, some of us won't be here.
Even if we got Hana in our beard, you know?
Go we like that.
Can we still qualify?
You know, we still can have children home doula and wives and hamdulillah. And you know, it's a sort of a sort of loss of the use of henna.
But don't mistake
we in our twilight years demand set does not move in 1969 you only got to be no mathematician to understand where we at.
That makes us between 55 and 65.
The prophet SAW Sam died at 63 some level and he will sell it
so what are we doing so deserve and that we should live in a longer
so Muslims strike the iron was hot.
Allah might give you some leadership that is worth.
And it'll probably come from some of us out there right now.
Or he may give you leadership which is better. And it may be that you made the ones in leadership better.
Almost since I think that we need a new vision.
We need to make an assessment of ourselves.
And I use myself as an example.
You know, I've tried, you know, to do whatever I could make in my efforts here and there. But I realized I realized that no matter what you kind of justify that you went through with two brothers. These brothers did that the brother did that meant later for them boys was crazy. So So this song so I'm going over there and let leave them and go back around this way up, do my own thing and a lot no best you keep making them excuses to yourself. But then you start thinking if you're a real soldier, you start thinking about the movement.
Hand world man any one of us by ourselves established the movement man.
A lot of the old soldiers is dead ma'am you know that right?
Not all soldiers in jail. Got life can't get out unless Allah subhanho wa Taala just come and like you know like that Prophet, you know that? Would that Prophet did predict that he may do and the walls came tumbling down. What would that Prophet Jericho? Yeah, the prophet What was that? That was that Prophet?
Jeremiah. Yeah, that could happen. That could happen now. A lot this morning was out of my center tsunami. You don't mean to knock all the buildings down, brother be up out of there. Lots of $100 may cause earthquakes we don't know what might happen. A lot might change government a lot could do many things to free. Our brothers who's behind the walls and inside the ground wherever they are. A lot can do what they want to do, because the last one of the five
is to do or what have you please La hawla wala quwata illa Illa Allah v.
But as it stands, many of our great soldiers is dead gone.
Others are incapacitated. And you've got a few a few good soldiers that still standing firm.
And I say
that we need to look inside ourselves and say
do I think I should be somebody?
Do I think the manual should be passed to me?
Should I hold myself back because I think I can say well oh Bali and he still says zali
Yeah, we enjoy all that kind of stuff. us Muslims.
The mommy he recited Arabic correctly like the brother from Medina.
Imani got all them suris you know that distance. We keep on saying all that stuff because we just tried to justify why we shouldn't follow. So out.
Saturday, and the moms witness. This is my mom.
mm element of doula teeth is the one
not for not not not for America, I used to one
I selected for the ma'am element of doula teeth because I felt to myself he deserved that he'd been on that path, right on the path. And he, you know, you know, I've been flying all around the place, I've been down some up some mountains and down some valleys.
But he may have been right on that path.
So to born that then on that path, and have arrived that some consistency and has the reputation and holds the ball integrity, when you examine yourself, and you realize that, then you humble yourself, and you follow. So I'm offering you brothers and sisters are fake. And I'm telling the leaders of this country to think maybe somebody made some mistakes, and whoever made a mistake inside of itself, no way he made a mistake.
But I do believe in my heart,
that the people who have been blessed to receive Islam, and came from the furthest direction, and have been always calling for the establishment of community, and always respecting leadership, and always wanting to establish the de I do believe
that they have more rights to the leadership of Islam, wherever they are.
Only because of that.
They let those people who have the most core end and have the most Arabic and have learned to attach weed and learn to fit in tough fear that Tim come and Sir,
if the not too arrogant,
because I would never tell a soldier. I would never tell a soldier who came from where we came from.
Because of his mistakes. I would never tell a soldier to move over and let some people just because of their academic theological sophistication, come along and take the mantle of leadership where they never had no desire to establish this Deen in the earth.
as the leader to make Toba reconcile, keep your following rainbow ranks, purify yourself, get your ex together, pull back from what you're doing. That's wrong. Because you know what's wrong. Put it back. Give the mom the honor. Give the mom the respect. Give yourself honor. Give yourself respect. If you want to take charge, take charge of yourself, of your family of your areas of your community, bring dignity to Trinidad, bring dignity to the Caribbean, bring dignity bond with us. North America can come to our hands.
We're not talking about rebellion. We ain't talking about overthrowing we're not talking about that. No, because the last Panama tada he can bring the zella you know, a law can bring that he can bring birds. Allah can bring money what and it's already happening. Brothers and sisters, we got to throw no stones. Allah subhanaw taala set the birds, you know, similar to the people of the elephant. We got to do that a lot of brain disease on the people who he curses. Allah subhana wa Taala have run their banks rampant he have destroyed their children have destroyed their morals. He have destabilized their families. He has destroyed their churches, they sell in their churches to
Muslims, and we call him the thorn in churches that we have turned into masjids.
And in North America, in particular, just so you see how a lot of blessing just last year North America 78,000 people became Muslims.
of our weakness, in spite of our behavior, what do you think will happen if we get our act together?
What you think will happen? Brothers and sisters, there's white folks, black folks, yellow folks, Spanish folks, tall, short, rich, poor, all kinds of folks. And I'm telling you, in Iceland and Norway and Sweden and Switzerland and Australia and Spain and Portugal, all over the world, every place I've seen I've seen the people of dour go there. And I see people of all colors coming into this Dean sisters who is white and and and and a blond haired blue eyed sons and daughters of the Vikings, taking Shahada and putting on the car
this ain't no phenomena for black folks. This deal ain't no phenomena for us.
This Deena for the whole world, we just got to wake up and smell the coffee and look outside ourselves.
Allah is doing something, we need to have a new vision. We need to widen our vision, we need to see really what's going on outside of ourselves. Step outside of Trinidad step outside the Caribbean stuff outside your neighborhood, see what the real world see what's going on. And you see this Dean is moving, don't get hung up on CNN, or Fox or ABC, NBC, when they bring you all that television that media to try to make you depressed, make you feel like you know, they run into the earth, doing whatever they want to know something else is happening. But we just don't see it. Because we be so busy reacting, that we can't act.
We need not to be reactionary. We need to be act scenarios that call for planning that call for organization that call for discipline, I say we need a new vision. We need a new commitment. We don't necessarily need new leaders, we just need a new vision and a new commitment to establish this Deen and you establish it in the earth where you are, we will establish it in the earth where we are we will bond with you and then we will bond with others and inshallah, our positive flow.
Our word, our dour, alaba alaba bless it, and you will see the people into this deal. And when they enter it, we will be able to do something with them. Because right now people is entering this religion. And we can't do nothing widow.
Some people be saying, oh, the shaky gay 15,200 mount, forget that.
Sometime I'll be ashamed of that.
FLR he did that he did it by his power, his determination. And that nothing because man, there's hundreds of people out there doing that, like me.
But what the what's the issue? What's the point? If we bring in people into this Deen man, and we don't straighten out our act, we bring people into confusion. We able to service to people.
We can serve the people.
We give them people or distorted message. And I say we need a new vision. I say we need a new commitment. We don't need a new leadership. We just need a new vision,
a new commitment.
We have to establish the community. And we have to give loyalty to leadership. And we have to remind and advise the leadership that it's a two way street. We have to help them to organize. And we have to organize. And we have to have forgiveness for each other and ask for forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala or Muslims.
Through our energy through our resources, we can give strength. And we can give power and distinction to the leaders
in order that a new vision can be forged. in Trinidad, a new vision can be forged in America, North America, and it can then be spread throughout the world because nobody will stop it. Because I say to anybody when the Homeland Security stopped me every time I come in and go out.
And maybe rather than go through the stuff that I just said myself is what I got to do this day job. I'm doing my job, they can't do their job. But when they asked me things like why you don't just stay among your own black people why you keep going all over the world. You know, I said what what I look like Martin Luther King
what I look like Marcus Garvey to you
know, I'm a Muslim. I know you know me before I was a Muslim, but somewhere you know in your Dartmouth, Harvard Yale Princeton thinking
you guys have lost the whole shot this Dean is for the whole earth man.
This Dean is a tsunami. That's right, tell him
now see what you can do with this tsunami that's on its way
you can't stop it. Oh you can do is calculate.
Calculate, make preparations for it. Cuz a tsunami of Islam is coming is moving. Take your Doppler equipment, go out there and check it and see how many miles it is off shore.
And I tell him
I'm making preparations for my son Abdul Hakim. Maybe the married a granddaughter of george bush.
Yeah, in a row with that because if she do that, you know her name. Probably gonna be
All right, if our grandfather was bush
won't make no difference.
Cuz that's how the dean work.
This Dean is more powerful than Bluetooth. It's more powerful than infrared. It's more effective. And the prophets also promised, he promised that this Deen will penetrate every house and everywhere the sun set
in the east and the west, until it reaches penetrate every place. Allah
inspired his prophet to tell us that it is moving like that. But Muslims, will we be the beneficiaries of that?
Or will we simply be the father,
we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to bless the Imam
bless his office in his responsibility here to give him long life and give him good health.
We asked him for people who will support him in a new vision,
a new vision, which is the outgrowth of the vision he always had.
We asked Allah subhanaw taala to help him
to advise stimulate the other leaders to do their job so that we had the proper representation for what we need to do, then I advise all the Muslims, again, put the differences to the side, if you can Humble yourself, hug your brother's sister, go eat with them. I don't care what color they are, what they did to you, where they from, and all that they initiate and be tolerant and to be patient.
and be prepared for this new vision. And this new commitment. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to bless this house and to expand it. And if there was some damage done to it, to repair it, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to expand the land that it sits upon. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala causes caused the influence of it to go from one end of this island to the other. We ask Allah subhanaw taala that the women and the children who are under our responsibility that we will empower them. We ask a lot of our young people that they will put down the wrong tools and pick up the right tools. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala that they will purify themselves and seek to empower themselves with things that
are lawful in order to stay away from that which is unlawful.
And I leave you with the Do I have the profit or loss and the issue and has said that the profit also needs to make after every prayer Allahumma in need. Out of the communal handling was the was going well, Cassidy was going to Gibney. What Berkeley wells up in the valley by Damien were covered and Richard Allahumma mfine behala Rika unheroic was ninni. Before lick a man see work.
He sets a lot of Allah I seek refuge in You from anxiety and grief.
from lack of strength and laziness, from Nygard, leanness and from cowardice from being overpowered by death and by the oppression of men. Oh law suffice me with what is lawful in order to keep me away from what is unlawful and with your grace and benevolence make me free and independent from anything and everyone except you.
is powerful to
all Muslims. So panicle of morals behind the going to show you and let you let it land. When a stock Furukawa to Bullock was Salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh