Channel: Khalid Yasin
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well Allah Allah He was happy he was worthy he woman Walla,
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you will echo Kiran
to say that Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
Brothers and sisters, I am truly honored to have this opportunity
to address a congregation
It wasn't my expectancy to do any kind of lecture during this very short
visit, I came here specifically for assessment and administrative purposes. Is everybody able to hear me in the back there?
Maybe they can raise the volume.
Is everyone able to hear me in the back? Thank you. So I
I accepted this
presentation, and the one tomorrow evening,
sporadically, which means I didn't really prepare for it.
And that's not my usual form. I don't like to.
I'm not a trained speaker.
That is I'm not trained academically as a speaker.
And so therefore it means that when you're not trained academically as a speaker,
you have to make more preparations.
So normally, if I have to address a group of people, in seriousness, I should do some research about what it is I'm going to speak about.
I realized that many people were calling and expecting to at least a greeting of some sort. I thought that perhaps I might meet with a few people here or there just to say Salaam and to greet them and so as not to be inaccessible. But certainly I didn't expect this.
I'm going to do my best to say a few words.
But you'll have to excuse me if I'm brief. Or if I don't go into much depth in my subject.
I just sort of came to offer you a naseeha
some short advice.
As for the accolades and the compliments, and I don't know who the shake, I don't know the shake the brother was talking about.
And in many cases, I'll be very honest with you. There are people who know how they are seen.
if you speak to some of the people who know me very well.
They'll tell you that I'm just a very common person.
Born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn,
and I'm just as comfortable in the street as I am in the masjid.
And I don't pretend to have a lot of taqwa.
And I don't pretend to have a lot of knowledge.
Some people say that, but because they don't know me.
But I've learned as a simple Muslim, that you get things done you don't need a great amount of taqwa.
To set things straight or to understand something, you don't need a great amount of knowledge.
We need to be near.
We need to be accessible to people of taqwa. And we need to be accessible to people of knowledge.
But for those of us who are street fighters,
the people that fight in the ditch the people that roll up the sleeves and do the work in the street. That's where I'm the most common
We neither have much knowledge nor do we have much taqwa, we asked Allah subhanaw taala for increase in our knowledge, and we asked the loss of Panama to Allah to accept what small amount of taqwa that we have.
Now, having said that, I want to base my advice
to you Muslims and myself.
Not because I'm in Trinidad because I could be anywhere, I can close my eyes and be anywhere, talking to a group of Muslims, anywhere from Mecca to Manhattan.
from Trinidad to Toledo, Ohio, it wouldn't matter. Because focus on modern medicine is the same for our pathology and for our condition.
The analysis is the same.
And I'm just a person who has
traveled a few places.
I read the history of the biography of a Muslim his name was
Some of the scholars here of of Sierra
they know the name of Ibn battuta. For us.
He is the most traveled Muslim
in the history of Islam, before airplanes, and before railroads, and before automobiles came about,
even battuta traveled
by land and by sea 173,000 miles. And on the way, he delivered over 11,000 people to Islam.
And he traveled from Tangiers all the way to China.
And the Chinese emperor was so impressed by his delivery by what he had to offer.
He was so impressed.
He didn't know what kind of gift or honor to bestow upon this man.
So can you imagine what this Chinese Emperor gave to Ibn battuta
he gave him his daughter
married the daughter of the Chinese Emperor.
Today, there are more than 81 million Muslims in China.
How do the first Muslim sociologist, a historian and a sociologist and a humanist
this responsibility of the Muslims of traveling, making an assessment of the people whom they find he said that this is the primary responsibility of the Muslims. Once they understand themselves and their family and their land, then they must move out and understand
and offer services to human beings everywhere else. This was even Khaldoon, he said and it will help Dune is one of my favorite scholars and I did my masters. My thesis for my master's on the the K table
is called the keytab.
evolve, or the mocha Dima, most of you will know his work as the mocha demon.
Do Muslims because
i understand that Islam is not a prisoner of culture.
Islam doesn't ride on any horse.
It is riders that ride upon the vehicle of Islam.
When Islam arrived somewhere,
it is not riding on a horse of Arab or Asian or African or any other culture.
It is those coaches that have been complimented by Islam and not Islam complemented by those cultures.
And when we Muslims begin to understand
that Islam inside of us
that has a meaning
And it is not your bottles,
or our culture, or what people see. This is, this doesn't mean a thing.
In fact, in many cases, the bottle and the label and the things that people see that carry Islam, sometimes that is the problem itself.
And in the field of Dawa, which I am a student of a student,
and I'm honored just to be in a company,
or to be considered to be on the field of battle of dour. I'm honored, because this is the only battlefield that I feel myself qualified for right now. The battlefield of Dawa.
And on that battlefield, I can say to you,
that the greatest opposition
for the Dow spreading to this world, and people who don't understand Islam, people who have an animosity towards Muslims, the greatest opposition towards the Dow of Islam of the Muslims themselves.
It is the Muslims themselves.
And I know some of you who have knowledge and some of you who have Taqwa and stand at night and pray, and some of you who think you have a interlining relationship with Allah subhanaw taala, you're shaking your head and saying, How can you say that?
I'm saying that because
we Muslims have put Islam inside of the prison of our culture. And we won't let it out.
Yet we blame George Bush, or Tony Blair, or someone else who builds prisons and puts Muslims inside of it, you say they're wrong. I say they're wrong. So
but who is worse? Somebody that puts Muslims inside of prisons are somebody that puts Islam inside of the prison of their culture?
I say the latter.
Because the others we expect out of them.
This is what they have done historically.
Those who oppose Allah subhanho wa Taala, and His Messenger. So lots of have historically consistently done what they do, then and now.
But what about the Muslims?
Do we really expect that Muslims themselves build a barrier to keep Islam from moving forward because of the preference of their culture, we wouldn't expect that. But this is what happens. I say to you, Muslims,
after making a brief analysis of your island and of your country, because I never enter a place without doing some
analysis, some demographics of the country where I'm going to.
And I happen to know that Trinidad
is the hub of industry, in the whole of the Caribbean.
It may not be the biggest.
But it is the hub of all the products and services that come in and out of the Caribbean.
It doesn't have the largest population of Muslims
it has something unique.
It has a non fictional
or non combative relationship between the people of religion, whether they're Hindus, whether they're Christians, whether they're Muslims, they seem to get along, at least outwardly. They have a tolerance for each other.
The other thing about Trinidad I just shared that with some brothers today. I didn't know this. I just didn't think of it. That my children four of my children of my 12 children, they are part Trinidadian.
Their mother bill keys. I married her when she was 16.
And her mother was so angry with me. My mother was not a Muslim. Don't kiss was a Muslim. seven brothers were Muslims. So her oldest brother gave her in marriage to me. May Allah bless brother Mustafa and ally were in Iraq.
And her mother was so angry with me
She said, okay, you did that. But if you come near my daughter, I will put you in jail.
So I could not visit my wife, my new wife. I couldn't visit her for about a year and a half.
But Mustafa used to sneak out of the house to come visit me
and it took me two years to cultivate a relationship with her mother
using the the adverb of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
smiling when she was frowning, complimenting her when she was cursing me.
And just being patient.
To make a long story short to you, her name was Mildred. She died with the name of Miriam
and hamdulillah by the grace of Allah subhanaw taala. I was instrumental in giving her her Shahada before she died.
But she was from Trinidad.
I remember going to house all the time and eating codfish cakes and and
plantains and some of the same foods, I believe the last couple of days.
I remember clearly her telling me that she used to go to Port of Spain once a month to come visit her family and so forth and so on. So here I am coming back home, and I'm gonna tell my children, you guys apart from Italian, and they probably know it but I never thought about it. Because I never thought of it like that. That's their grandmother and she was from Trinidad.
That doesn't make me Trinidad in
but that makes my children Trinidad.
So maybe Allah will make another build keys from Trinidad for me.
Brothers and sisters, I want to say to you that
one of the things I understand since I have been here is that there is a fitrah in the people of Trinidad.
And I have been to,
I think, a total now of 43 countries.
And every country has a certain quality Allah has given them
but Trinidad has a special human quality. You know, if you look around Trinidad coming from the airport, and you look around for big buildings, and you try to get it together in your mind, what is going on here?
It's the people.
The goal of Trinidad is the people.
They listen, Christians,
people of no faith, the yadi boys, all of them, they listen.
Which means if they listen, there's a chance that if we do our job,
one out of 10 people in Trinidad may become a Muslim this year. I said this year,
what's the population of Trinidad?
1.3 Muslims 1.3 million.
If this year, one out of 100 people became Muslims in Trinidad, which is conceivable.
That would mean
if only one out of 100 became Muslim, that would mean
13,000 that'd be correct.
14,000 I can see how 14,000 people could become Muslims in this country this year.
Because they have the natural fit to afford
because I've never been anywhere where I've heard in the course of one day 15 or 20 non Muslims calling and saying how interested they are in Islam, how impressed they are, how
many complaints they have about the station, how they would like it to continue and they want to support it is non Muslims.
two of those persons came today.
One came just to facilitate her daughter and I was giving her our what we call three way down. It's a It's a special technique where you want to give down
To this person,
but you give the doubt to that person.
But you know, this person is already convinced.
And you want them to just mirror it over there. So that was the mother.
And I felt it from her. I felt that from her that she was already right there. After I had five words with her, I felt it.
So I told her, let's go upstairs. And let me talk with your daughter to make sure she understands. And there's clarity and transparency, and so forth and so on. And within 10 minutes,
knew that the mother wanted to take her Shahada stronger than the daughter.
Because the mother had more reason to become a Muslim.
Because she liked myself, we're in the twilight years.
So we're more motivated to correct ourselves when we're in the twilight years.
So What amazed me today, and what confirmed for me today, because this is a sign from a law,
that a young girl who already had read the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, who already had read the Quran, who already could say the Shahada clearer than most Muslims, who, whose speech about Islam was so clear, it seemed to me she had already been Muslims at least 10 years, o'clock, a domina.
So we say in English, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
So I knew within 10 minutes of that conversation that the mother was already on the edge of her chair.
And so a lot confirmed as a sign from him. This is the kind of people that is in this country.
That mother and daughter
is the tree and the fruit of Trinidad. They are typical people of Trinidad, they are unusual to me, but they are typical people of this country. The problem is that the Muslims who have the treasure in their hands and in their back yard, you've been stumbling over the goal for so long, that you can't see it for yourselves. Because if you did,
if you did, every single Masjid in this country would be filled every Friday night. With non Muslims and Muslims, you would beg them, you would feed them, you would bribe them to get them inside. Because if you got them inside, and there was someone speaking with sincerity and clarity, I will almost guarantee you 15 or 20 people take Shahada every Friday night.
How many mustards is in Trinidad?
How many mercenaries in Trinidad? 185 300. Brother said. So 300 times 15? Is 450. Is that correct?
450. So foreign and 50 times 50 is how many?
As 22,000. That's why I said I believe that 15,000 people could accept Islam and Trinidad this year.
And if they 15,000 took it took Shahada this year, 30,000 will take it next year.
And if 30,000 people took Shahada and Trinidad or 45,000, the next two years, that population of people could determine who would be the next prime minister of this country.
I mean, this is still a democratic country, isn't it?
So I think I still have the right to say, of course, through through democratic procedure. We're not talking about a coup.
Now we're talking about through the democratic process, by the popular vote.
And that's what determines who is the captain of the ship. Is that right?
So brothers and sisters, what I have to say tonight, is to the people of Trinidad, in particular, but it could be to anyone, but specifically to you. Because I have never been anywhere where the potential
for the explosion of Islam for the growth of Islam, for the conversion of Islam, for people coming into Islam and producing new blood and new ideas for Islam. I've never been anywhere where the prospect is any more powerful and more concentrated than here in Trinidad. And I say this without any exaggeration because we're not supposed to speak with Lulu. We're supposed to speak kulu Cowden city, then
You know, there's a
verse of the Quran, which is a very beautiful verse of the Quran
where Allah subhana wa Taala says to you and I
will let him know.
hell I don't know Kuma Allah t Jarrah, Tintin, g komen. adabas Allah.
Allah is asking us a question.
Hell I don't
care can I invite you?
Allah to Allah upon a tiara of business, or commerce or trade
that will save you
from a previous chastisement
took me to believe
Allah subhanho wa Taala says to you and I,
a very unusual statement, he is the master of the heavens of the earth. He is a harlot.
He is what will Allah mean?
Who is inviting you and I, his servants, to do business with him?
to do a business or contract or trade or commerce
and by doing it, it will save us from a grievous chastisement. So it means if we don't do that business is a good chance that we also as Muslims, his servants are going to
head towards a grievous chastisement.
What is it took me to believe
that you believe in a law that you have Eman dilla
that you enter and preserve the Amana the contract with a law
amend the law come from
Main maintain the trust.
Having a man with a law means to maintain the trust and the covenant of faith that you have entered.
What are solely maintaining the some of the America the covenant and the trust that we have entered with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam all Muslims,
we say Mohammed says
If you will get paid every time you say something that everyone said
you will get paid. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, Who ever since Allah upon me one time Allah will return it back to them how many times 10 Ashura and whoever Son Son law upon me Ashura Murat Allah will send it back to them how many times me
and whoever sings settler upon me, Allah will return it back to them who have a sense of upon me 100 times Allah will return it back to them 1000 times
and then he also said the most stingy of those that mentioned me
or those who mentioned me and they fail to send something upon me.
So don't be stingy.
And don't deprive yourself of at least a Shara.
When we say Mohammed Rasulullah Nabila say clearly some of Allahu alayhi wa sallam
is that your PIN number? Nobody will take it and cash your checks, don't worry.
Just say something
Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad la sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
to Minami la he was told what to do in a fee Sabina la be unwelcome physical and that is better for you. If you only knew look at this ayah Look at this beautiful idea. How can we do digital with Allah subhanaw taala How can we do commerce with a loss upon Allah tala How can we do business with the loss of Allah tala listen to this first, maintain your Amana with Allah. So what's the Amana first solo
because anyone can say that Muslims anyone can say he's a Muslim. He or she anyone can say I'm a Muslim
but the way
We know at least on the outside that a person is really a Muslim is they established the salon. Is it right or wrong?
The first sign of our Amana it's not the it's the kalama but after the kenema then the heart must move with inspiration. So it moves the body with motion isn't right.
Because we have to say with the tongue
but we must believe in the heart and we must move with the body.
So the first maintain and preserve the Amana all of the Amana all of the outer candle Islam. What our candle Eman
maintain all of the outer candle Eman and the other candle Islam This is the Amana
what is the amount of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
it is preserving the Sunnah.
Holding on to the Sunnah as the prophets, a lot of Samson.
Hold on to the sinner.
Even with the Molas have your back teeth.
Don't hold on to the sun that was your front teeth because you know how fast they can get pulled out.
But hold on to it what the knowledge of the molars
bite down on it
and be dragged on your face rather than to give up the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam.
But then Allah he goes further took me over like what a Sunni
because most decent Muslims will be able to do that. We'll be able to show signs of preservation of the autocannon Islam, the autocannon Eman to read the Quran and to understand the Sunnah, and to have all the outward signs of being a decent Muslim. But the next level that Allah speaks about is what is difficult for most of us. What is it?
What is he doing a piece of vilella B amreli. Come and look at Allah, Allah subhanaw taala so wise, he could say first and physical then he could write.
But Allah He knows that some people would rather die than give up their money.
A lot he knows that.
Because the money is something that the people associate with benefiting themselves while they living.
And some people would rather die with their money in the hands.
Then to give it up in order to live.
It's like an old stingy person.
Somebody enters his house as a burglar.
He's old 70 years old. 8090 years old. He's ready to die anyway.
He got dialysis and smile assists.
But he got all his money he been counting all these years holding on to him everything and this is his world. So a burglar enters his house and says tickets take him up. Just give me the money. He says Nope.
No I'm not I don't care kill me.
He doesn't realize that this money is already insured.
Give the man the money and save your life and get some more money. But he's so stuck on that money he's rather die.
The money is counterfeit money anyway, he's been in the house so long you don't even notice the money change.
So he ended burglar fools.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala through this grammatical expression in the Quran says to Jay he do what to gyro feasability la be unwelcome. unphysical. Now brothers and sisters, let me make it clear here. I am not talking about kita.
includes in what he's speaking about guitar.
How fighting on the battlefield in the face of the enemy dying and killing. That's what I was speaking about, more specifically than anything, but
it also means for those who cannot get to the battlefield and may never get to the battlefield, or maybe this kind of jihad is not even incumbent upon them. Maybe he can is not even incumbent upon them in their condition. It means another kind of jihad also.
here that's what law says. The unwelcome what unforeseeable
because all of us living in Trinidad
America, or in the Western world,
we have another kind of jihad to make.
No one can ever eliminate Jihad from Islam. It's a part of Islam. It is the apex of Islam. It is part of the major source of our dignity. And no one can take that from us. But it has a time. And it has a place and it has conditions.
And if you do the good thing, the best thing and the wrong time and the wrong place, and under the wrong conditions, it's nullified. It means nothing. In fact, maybe you'll be punished for it.
And this is what we need to understand. For us in the Western Hemisphere, brothers and sisters, striving, struggling, sacrificing, contending, combating evil, and joining the enjoining the right forbidding the wrong. speaking up when somebody says something that is wrong, opposing it, and supporting standing up for what is right, and defending it is what we must do. We have to otherwise as men, we're cowards, and as women, you are the daughters, the sisters and wives of cowards.
Islam doesn't cultivate cowards. In fact, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he used to make a law that
said, Never the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam in his prayer, but that he recited this Dalai Lama in the out of the back of the hand. He was he was, well, Cassie was you know, Germany was
the de novo Katara JAL Allahu mcweeny. Bihar Radhika unheroic was the meanie be fartlek and Mansi wag, look at this. Look at this hadith.
She said the prophets a lot of them used to recite this after every prayer, he never left it off. He said, Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from anxiety and grief, from lack of strength and laziness, from cowardice and from wiggliness. From being overpowered by men. And by the by being overpowered by debt. And by the oppression of men or law, I asked you to make me
a law I asked you to give me your full turn to to empower me with what is lawful to keep me away from what is unlawful. And with your grace, and with your bounty. Make me free and independent of everyone and everything except you
in the law.
This Do I have the prophets A lot of us lamb is one of the most powerful to us. Because it is a draw against nine different diseases, internal diseases, that if we rid ourselves of these diseases, we're going to raise a different oma.
We're going to come a different people.
We're going to take all the dirty clothes and put them in the washing machine. They're going to come out brand new and white.
We're going to recycle all the wet matches. We're going to recycle all the all the contaminated water. We're going to recycle all of this this putrid food that has brought it that is presently the Ummah that we are a part of and when this oma is recycled, it's gonna come back just like it was before.
But we have to make this drought.
And one of those diseases is cowardice, cowardice, the inability to enjoin the right and forbidden wrong
cowardice which allow punished the Muslims through Genghis Khan. One of the reasons why the Muslims was punished by Genghis Khan was because they were cowards.
And Genghis Khan said in his letter before he slaughtered them, you are not the people I read about, or that I heard about you are different people. Your book no longer applies to you and your profit that I read about is not your profit, you are cowards and I will kill you as cowards.
Just like Genghis Khan said, and the Muslim world has never witnessed a slaughter a Holic like what happened?
Under the hands of the moguls, but look at the blessings of Allah. How many people's name is Han
whose name is Khan here, from the horns is here.
Khan Khan, fun calm for all of you related to Genghis Khan.
See how a lot does See? See how Allah subhanaw taala. Why? Because the grand son, the grandson
of Genghis Khan, his name was koolatron.
He was a Muslim. And he established a mohawk empire that swept through India, and came down through the steps were Tajikistan and took a stand. And all those areas that and those are the people that moved into Trinidad. And that's where your Name Is Khan.
how Allah subhanaw taala recycles things.
And I tell you brothers and sisters, that Allah is recycling this world.
I made several trips to Denmark and Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Holland,
to some of the most filthy people you want to see beautiful cities. I mean, absolutely. Some city streets you can eat off the floor, the street.
So organized. They exist make you confused, so organized.
Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, is one of the most wealthiest sophisticated countries in the world, Switzerland. But did you know that in Switzerland, in Switzerland and Sweden, did you know that if a girl have brother and a sister, if they have what's called consensual sex, it is not against the law.
Can you see that believe that if a father and a daughter had sex, it's not against the law. If a mother and her son had sex, it's not against the law. If a grandmother and her grandson had sex, it's not against the law. If a man and a dog or a woman or horse have sex in the public, it's not against the law. Yet these are sophisticated people. Unless the panel that says in the law, the law Kapha woman
must retain a fee knowledge at the field.
So Allah has made them appear to be sophisticated on one level, but they are the most filthy people.
These is the people of the Vikings.
This is the people of the Vikings. You know who the Vikings are.
They're the people that once a year got drunk, got drunk, and put on their paint and put on their wall suits and jumped on their boats. And wherever they landed, they raped,
killed, murdered in prison, two people and went back to the lens and celebrated
While in the last two years, a lot has allowed me to give the Shahada to 189 great, great, great, great, great grandchildren of the Vikings
199 of their great great, great, great grandchildren became Muslims.
And 103 of them were women who today are wearing hijab, and some of them mccobb Alhamdulillah.
how Allah recycles the human beings.
So he said what to God don't
strive in the way of Allah struggle in the way of Allah sacrifice in the way of Allah with what
your money, your property, and then after that, your person, that means your skills, or your energy, or inevitably, shedding your blood, losing your life.
And then he says, that is better for you. If you only knew
the mercy of Allah sallallahu Sallam said in an authentic hadith
collected by him now we in his alibi in a hadith
on the authority of Abu
wakita, at the Umrah Sofia, Abdullah rajala one, he said
was the year of civil war
coonley Islam, Colin, law us Allah and I had an Iraq call some
men to Billa
I'm Ron, and it is also reported that he was known as Abu Umbra
Sofia and even Abdullah
a companion of the prophet SAW a lot of Islam.
And in the collection of female Muslim, he only was related one Hadith.
He said O Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam. Tell me a statement, tell me something I can say
about this lamb
that I could never ask anyone else other than you. Look what he's asking the Prophet sallallahu sallam, tell me something I can say about this lamb? I'm asking you, I can't ask nobody else to tell me what I can say. Look at the Prophet
told him. He said, Give me a statement about Islam, that if I asked anybody else, they couldn't tell me, but I know you can.
Because he was saying this because he did not think
or he did not believe maybe he would have the opportunity to ask this question to the messenger of a loss of loss. And again, imagine,
1000s of companions 1000s of people who want to ask a question to the prophets, a lot of them and now they have the chance.
So he had this chance. Look, he asked, What did the Prophet last him say to him?
He said, couldn't say amen. To the love for Mr. Kim.
Say, I believe in a lot that is say, like all of us say, say your Shahada, say your prayers, say the out of Canada Islam say the outcome of Eman, say the court and say the sun, say you believe say say say
then he said full muster.
And there's a long explanation about St. Karma.
Very long explanation, an explanation that could fill this whole book about this diploma. But it means but in simple terminology. He says say I believe in a law that after that, stand firm and steadfast upon that that means don't waver.
Don't be a coward. Don't be afraid. Stand firm just like a redwood tree for from the chop you down and put you and make you into redwood forest and chop you down and turn you into firewood but stand firm so everyone can see
every Muslims Eman is on the line to be seen and to be tested.
And Allah told us to the prophets, a lot of them
to say that after that stand firm
A man came to the profits a lot of them and he was reminding Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam
he's reverting the Messenger of Allah so a lot of us have them
obviously of a loss or loss I love a lot. He said that many times. I love Allah
and the Messenger of Allah salon and he never would say to a person, how you know you love Allah. Because this is not the manner of the Prophet. So a lot of us just accept what the people say. But Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala he heard that person he heard and he sent down jabril on a slum with a special area. This is in the books called as Babel newzoo.
The circumstances under which revelation comes down what the law says.
factory only, yeah.
So Panama Allah, Allah answered that person, he said,
Indeed, say on Mohammed Salah, say to that person, say to others say it's in the Quran, saying to him say to you say to me say if indeed you love Allah,
then follow the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
That means, do what he did.
fulfill what he ordered. imitate him in how he acted, perpetuate his sooner preserve his legacy. This is what Allah means when he says from Mr. Tim
Law says what to do in a feasibility lobby. And while
you and I have a chance to prove our Eman, we have a chance to prove what kind of Muslims that we are. We have a chance in the free world.
We Muslims are not living in the repressive societies of what is called the remnants of the Muslim world.
We are not living in the remnants of the Muslim world
regimes who are polluted
with secularism, and who are polluted with Sufism
and who themselves are battling Islam harder than the Kaffirs.
And trying to be more like the characters than the characters are like themselves.
Has anybody ever heard of a writer called Fred's funnel? Has anybody ever heard of him? Frank Sinatra was from Haiti.
He wrote a book called white faces black masks.
He wrote a book, he wrote another book for book called the wretched of the earth.
He said that one of the features of the colonial eyes mentality
that after the colonials, set them free, after the colonials go home and give them their liberty. They want to be more like the colonialists than the colonias was like themselves.
So here we are, Muslims in the free world, able to speak, able to build able to invest, able to develop, able to own able to liberate ourselves and our people, and no Muslims in the whole world have the liberties that we have. But what is our condition? We're trying to imitate the people who enslaved us
we're trying to imitate the people who colonized us. We so busy trying to be like Mrs. And Mr. Jones. I will know if Jones is a popular word down here.
But Mr. Mrs. Jones is Mr. Mrs. Next Door crew for
Billy Billy Bling, bling.
You know, or Beyonce.
Beyonce bling bling for young ones.
Mr. And Mrs. middle class, Trinidadian.
Or Mr. Mrs. middle class, American
or Mr. And Mrs. Somebody aristocrat.
We Muslims are suffering from a pathology of a loss of identity. And because we have lost our identity, we have nearly lost our minds. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Yeah, you will have enamel tequila.
Well, not so much.
What law in the law
alone? Well, that's a Kunal Kadena, that's the law
and fusa who,
farcical the eye goes on, to be as
as possible gender for his own now and Zenda how they'll put on Allah Jalla LA to Horsham with a certain man Casa de la wa till Kill em Pharaoh. The nurse the alcohol.
Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us this clarity. What it says are you believe Allah and look towards what you send forward for tomorrow? Was that your investments? What you invested for tomorrow? That's why you keep looking at your window. You didn't plant nothing. Why you keep looking at the window?
Why is he walking out into your field? You never planted nothing?
Why are you looking in the mailbox? You ain't got no check come in.
What are you looking for? Why are you expecting your children to be good people? You expect your children to be good Muslims. You didn't invest nothing in them except sending them to the madrasa.
So you got what they get in a madrasa. They're reciting the Quran, like birds, but they can't fly.
They can recite the Quran, like birds, but they can't fly.
That means they can't apply it in the society where they are. That's why you got young Muslim girls falling in love with young Kaffirs.
And getting pregnant by them.
A sister asked me a question. She says, check, what do I do?
she's pregnant by a non Muslim?
Well, it's not an issue of what you should do, you should seek consultation.
Because after the tsunami, it's not a matter of what happened is what you do now.
So what has struck your house and what has struck our homes? And what is striking our children? Is what a larger said, Are you believe, Fear Allah, be mindful of Allah, preserve your Eman and look forward. look towards what you send forward for yourselves on tomorrow, your children, your future, your society. Look forward, see what you have invested?
Well, after Coachella didn't assume law, and do not be like those people who have forgotten about a law. So I asked the Muslims, anybody here forgot the name of Allah.
Anybody forget, even if you don't know the 99 attributes, everybody knows this.
So it doesn't mean that it doesn't mean that we forgot the name of a law.
It means we forgot the cam of a law. The
the application, the rules, the legislation, the hook the commandments, and because we forgot
to apply the hook them in our lives.
Allah subhanaw taala says for unsound home,
and fusa home. So Allah made them forget their own selves. How do we forget ourselves, we lost our identity. We forgot who we are. We no longer understand our destiny. And because we are people who have lost our destiny, we lost our way. We lost our dignity. And if somebody lost their dignity, lost their identity, why shouldn't everybody else, take advantage of them.
And that's what's happening to them. Even though we are the most numerous, we are the people that have been the most victims. Every time you turn on Al Jazeera.
We get a part of the dose of the victim paranoia, I call it. It's called the victim syndrome. We want to feel so bad for ourselves. You know, Muslims have been bald and bald and smattered and shattered and splattered and you know, we've been slandered in Mandarin, we've been everything and the proof of it, look at AlJazeera
But why? Because we forgot our destiny.
And anyone who has forgotten who they are,
is waiting to be victimized.
And I say Muslims, Allah subhanaw taala says For whom and for whom? Allah ecoman
farcical they have become criminals.
Having naughty was having dinner.
So Allah says to Jay he
periodical almost films, your future will be preserved by the investment of your property, your money.
Most of you here don't want to hear that because it means a few less. Jill Babs
most sisters here And may Allah bless the sisters. Usually when there's a support,
my understanding and my experience is that when there's a school or Masjid or project to be supported, if you involve the women, they always gonna give more than the men.
It is just a woman's nature. And it's not so much because they're better than the men is because women have an internal instinct to preserve their children.
You know, men they'll spend on the family when they remember.
Because it's a matter for men is pride. You know that. For men, it's like pride. Especially if another man talk to you about your children, your wife, pride of women is not pride. It's instinctive.
That's why in the masjid that doesn't involve that women is going nowhere.
In the community, it doesn't involve the women is going nowhere. That's another beauty about Trinidad. You know when you visit Arabs and Pakistanis and so called righteous Muslims other places, the woman is always somewhere way down in the dark.
You know, the woman is either in the dark or just
I'm not even around period. It says if you don't a woman got a voice or ghost voice or something.
But hum de la and New York and Brooklyn and California
and Trinidad woman's right up front come to LA,
we got barrier here on the ladder, my job is my job is there.
You know, gotcha, gotcha, you know, lower your gaze gotcha, got modesty sit on different sides. Hum the last guest good enough can we can move now because everybody can see what's going on. It's also more healthier for the children.
Because there are no hidden parts of the society. Whatever is hidden is hidden in a way that Allah has said to hide it.
That's why this is wearing niqab and hijab. That's enough hiding.
spending your money and your wealth in the way of a law spending your property. That means taking your property and turning that into wealth,
and taking your cash and giving that up in a way of a law for what for your children,
for your future, to build your institutions, your hospitals, your schools, your roads, your clinics, your libraries, your graveyards, your hospital, this is what Allah is speaking about, not just for bullets, and bombs and soldiers and tanks and planes. No, that is a different kinds of jihad. We're not there yet.
Those in Kashmir, those in Iraq, and those in Afghanistan, and those in the Philippines and those in other places. I can't speak for them.
But I do say that those who are engaged and defending the honor of Islam, and those who are defending the properties and the lives and the dignity of Muslims, that is a qualified, dignified, mandated jihad.
But we are not guardians of the earth.
We can't be everywhere. Television wants to make us think we can be everywhere. But we cannot be everywhere. What we need to do is who unphysical does the law say that? Who unphysical Save yourselves? Why
Save yourselves and your families from the fire, the fire of the society and the fire of the hero.
So what is the fire of the society, the fire of the society is the drugs and the alcohol, and the Zener. And the river and the murder, and the other four wires, save your families from that first.
We Muslims can do that in Trinidad, we Muslims can do that in the Western Hemisphere. And it's not affect Christians, Hindus and other people who are non Muslims, they will help us and they will follow us and doing that.
They will spend their money too, because it's just human nature. That if it's storming and lightning to run under some kind of cover, isn't it right? So if the only cover that people have in their society happens to be the Muslims, what do you think they will come to? They will come to us because we are sober. We are not breaking or sticking.
We are not drugging or friggin
we're not stealing and dealing. That's not what we do.
And we are not people of Xena. We're not people of fornication and adultery.
We're not people of gambling.
We're not people of taking river and swallowing the urine of shaytaan.
No, we are people of morality. And when they know that we have built an edifice of morality for the whole society, you will find some of them will want to live amongst us.
They may not ever become Muslims, but they will not mind living with Muslims because they'll know they'll be smart enough to know that if I live around the Muslims my property is going to increase in value.
If I live among Muslims, at least I can walk the streets at night and I'm not going to be mugged.
If I don't live among the Muslim there will be no prostitutes walking the streets. If I live among the Muslims, they will be no no drug dealers.
yard is standing on the corner.
With Muslims, no burden is gonna be coming to my house. Everybody walking down the street smoking oj or smoking crack in my back yard falling among the Muslims and our people gonna be up and down the streets cursing and walking down the street from and stinking not in my neighborhood because my neighborhood is 90% Muslims.
And I guarantee you Trinidad is just an island.
And there are more Muslims in Brooklyn than they are in Trinidad.
But the Muslims in Trinidad, of a higher quality of people
naturally, because the people that in Brooklyn come from so many backgrounds, that they're still a bit confused, and that's my home
285,000 Muslims in Brooklyn,
Brooklyn, a borough of New York, 285,000 Muslims,
and they don't have what you have.
Because what from what I can see, with all the problems that this government may have, and I will, I don't claim to know the problems of the government or to help solve them. From what I know this is an organized, democratic society, that for the most part, the people are God fearing who chooses their leaders by open election. And they have the freedom of speech and dignity and to own homes and to do business and to move in and out of the world. Is that correct? With all the problems you have? I say, you are living in one of the societies of this world.
two thirds of the population of the earth
two thirds of the population of the earth would cut off their right arm just to live here and be here with you.
But you and I, we're not grateful of that. Because we've got too much
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us another very short look at the prophets lost them said,
look what he saw a lot of them said
you just need to feasibility be enough? See, he were Melih suppiler law.
This is one of the pollutions of our society.
The monkey people.
The believer who strives his or her utmost, in a lost cause, with his life and his property
recorded by a body who is the best among the people? Who is the best? Not the one because another Heidi says, Hi.
This Hadith was narrated by none other than
the best of you is He who learns the Quran and teaches it.
But that's about ibadah that's about knowledge. Here the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah is there now speaking about action, see a difference? One is a bird. One is something with the tongue with the mind the acquisition of knowledge, the other has to do with action. So what did he say? Who is the best of the people?
who strives makes Jihad make sacrifice with their life, meaning their property, their energy, and their person.
Okay, so Muslims, I have given to you what is the basis of my naseeha because
the best of speech is the speech of what the book of Allah and after the surrender of a pseudo law so awesome, is that correct? Okay, good.
There's an author of aliveness. He said
The best beach is the one that is pregnant and it's
concise in its amount, but pregnant in its meaning.
So I spent a little bit more time than I
intended to deliver to you the DeLisle, the medicine. But now let me give you just
now my personal advice.
So it will be difficult for you
to dismiss the evidence because all the evidence I gave you was from the Quran. And from the Sunnah of Rasulullah rasa
and easy for you to remember.
But now this advice I have for you, brothers and sisters, is your choice. And you can go about this as fast as you want to, because you will determine how fast you're going to reform yourselves and meet the challenge of reforming your society.
Brothers and sisters,
if permitted, Dean is not just something ritual, not just coming to the fudger prayer, which most of you are not going to do tomorrow morning.
I say you're not gonna make fudge, because I'm sure everybody in this room is gonna make 5g tomorrow morning, except for the sisters who have their Mohave
or for the people who for some reason or another, they are exempted. But for the men, especially, I know all of you are going to make facha but here I'm talking about those of you for some reason other are not able to get out to the 300 masjids in this country.
So parallella I can understand that.
How grown men who love along with long beards, and got so much pride and argument long, so many different groups and been Muslim so long and talk so much about them, that they can't get out of bed in the morning.
And they'd be talking about Jihad and talking about tafsir talking about kalaam and out of beyond Fiq and tafsir and Sierra and what group is to correct him. I'm a Sufi I'm a Salah fiama this summer that I say if you can't beat the sheets, you can't beat nothing.
And the men who cannot get out of their beds and the women whose arms they're in
are the people who the prophets have also spoke about what he said, You will know the monaca King from my alma because they are unable to perform the fetcher prayer and the issue of pray in Jamaica. That means behind the Imam inside the masjid.
So this is one of the first efforts I say, brothers and sisters Listen, are you sisters, y'all like to talk on the phone I know that tell a woman telephone,
they go together. The two ways to communicate message of telephone tell a woman
good and bad. I mean, it's good stuff to the sisters, if you want to, you want to promote something good. Tell a woman.
So sisters, something good you can do for each other sisters, all of you take the phone number of 10 sisters.
And make sure some sisters got your phone number too
and promised each other
that you will wake up for failure. And you'll give everybody that fudge a call.
You know the fact you call this what we call it? That's the three rings. And don't answer
that you ain't got the answer to the ring three times. In fact the you know eight alarm clock in a bank.
You get the phone ring at the time you notice the Pfizer call.
And you might get two or three rings. Because you know 10 people got your number that have the permission to call you at Pfizer to bother you at Pfizer. So you can get this agile, that you can get that urine of shaytaan out of your ear.
You can get the smell of a ton out of your body. You can get up out of that bed free yourself of the clutches and the influence of shape on and open up your day. And get that agile and that Baraka from Allah and make that fight your prayer. The women in their homes and demand sisters, kick them and kick them out to bed.
Push them out to bed, let them fall on the floor.
See if he wants to sleep, throw some water on them and run away.
He'll get the message.
If we do that, if the brothers give 10 brothers his number, and the sister do the same thing. And we do that project call. I guarantee you within 30 days, we're going to have at least a 10% increase in the fight you're proud in this country. And if we continue, we're going to get 25% and brothers and sisters if we get a 25% increase in the budget and the issue of prayers in the mosque and the
is going to have a tremendous effect upon our children on our psychology.
So that's number one.
is some simple things we can do.
Number two brothers and sisters.
I know the Trinidad in Dallas is like six of those to the American dollar, but that doesn't matter. America nobody.
Yo, Dallas. Check this out. You got all in Nigeria got all. Is that right?
Well guess how many guess how many Nigerian Naira that you get for the Trinidadian dollar
top Nigerian Naira
because the nyrA used to be the third strongest currency in the world.
Before the Nigerian stoled all
themselves. See First they were enslaved. After that they enslaved their own people.
Now I'm not blaming no Nigerians. No, no, you African brothers start getting no attitude with me.
Because that's my country too.
I'm just giving you an analogy. See, don't feel bad about this six to one. Because Nigeria is 12 to 612. to one.
Think about it like this.
in Trinidad, I understand that the average income a month is about 4000.
Is that about average income a month? 4000.
a month gentlemen, sisters, I know y'all got more money than the brothers.
I'm talking about the average income, the 4000 5000 a month.
Okay, let's say somebody said three somebody said for let's say 3500. All right, good.
Well, the average income in America is around 2000 a month. $2,000.
But it is not the issue of how much you make. It's how much you give.
In America, there are 8 million Muslims. Can you believe that?
North America 8,000,006. Point 3 million in the United States and 1.7 in Canada? million, whose average income
is two or $3,000 a month.
And so think about this analogy.
What do you think that if this the Trinidadian people, and if the American Muslims, us in Western Hemisphere? What do you think if all of us just decided tomorrow
to trust our leaders, because if you don't trust your leader, you don't trust yourself. Don't talk about what they do when they write and blah, blah, blah. So who else you got
those who who who do complain the most, because you want to be the leader.
You jealous because you're not the leader.
you're just complaining because you don't even want no leadership to be there because you don't want to be accountable.
Because the leader is who we have,
they can get better, and they can get worse, but the leader is who we have.
So suppose our leader, someone that we respected, said to us all Muslims, I have a solution that's going to solve all of our economic problems.
It's not going to make you richer, but it's going to make us more stable, stronger, more dignified. And we would have the leverage to affect this country like we never had before. Would you be interested? Would you be interested? While I'm not the leader, but I'm going to tell you
every person in Trinidad make an oath
to give 5%
of their wealth. I mean, not your extra money here. I'm talking about 5% of that. 3000 How much is that?
How much is that? 10% would be 300. Right? I know that's too much for you to give 150 give that $150 every month religiously and give it up before you use it for anything else.
How much should I say 5% right.
you said you have one point how many million Muslims in this country
and the country?
100,000 in this country 100,000 Muslims in this country, and one third of them are children.
Maybe even more than a third of children, young people who are not even working. So let's say a half of the population are working responsible people. So that's 50,000. Is that correct?
50,000 times 150,000. Come on you academia.
Excuse me? 150,000 times 50,000?
No, that is 15 million.
Not 1.5 million, because 5000 times 150,000 is how much?
That's 1.5. So I said 15 million.
people that give $150 a month? Yeah. 1.5 million. You're right. 150 a month. So 101 point 5 million. Trinidadian dollars a month, could build a Masjid and a school every month, couldn't it? Or if you already have messaged, you don't need those.
So the first year, you could just build messages and hospitals.
And graveyards I said, Every month, 1.5 million. So that's every year 80 million. Okay, so in this country?
Could you build a hospital for 18? million?
Okay, so the first year you build a hospital?
Could you build a university for 18 million? So the next year you build a university? Could you build a national graveyard for Muslims? For 18? million? Yes. Could you build? Could you set up a bank? A river free bank, with 18 million? So you do that the next year? Could you set up a railroad?
A Muslim railroad?
transportation system? Could you fix all the roads in the major Muslim areas for 18 million?
So within 10 years, the whole infrastructure of the Muslims in Trinidad would change only from What 5%?
Well, Muslims, what do you think that 10% would do?
Well, to give you an example,
I used to be a Christian as anybody else. And it used to be a Christian.
Sister, as a Christian, do you know what is ties? What is ties?
ties is 10% of your earnings that belong to God, You have no right to touch it. And you have to give it to the ones who administer God's work.
That's the people of the church. Christians who don't even go to church anymore, still paying tithes, the churches, they got nobody in it, but everybody's still paying tithes.
And how much that 5%. But how much 10%.
Most of the Christians of this country,
even if they don't go to church, especially the Catholics, they still pay an homage to the church.
Most of the Christians of America, even if they don't go to church, if they drink, if they if they follow Kate, even if they change this sex, they still paying ties. Can you believe that?
And this is why the Christian are creating institutions over and over and over that our children have to go to and that we have to depend upon Christian hospitals, Christian Schools, Christian universities, Christian dissin Christian that and we don't have no problem in going there because they are spending, I say Muslims, be prepared first, to spend pot with 5% of your wealth. If you want to make a swell sweater that say awesome the letter that say I will give 5% and don't worry about who you're gonna give it to. Because your mom or your president or whatever, he's not gonna steal your money. And you're a fool if he if you let him steal your money.
But he's not gonna steal your money.
No more than you would steal it if you was the email. So don't take it.
Like that, give him the money, and let him invest it and put around him people that you trust more than him.
And let him administrate, because that's his job.
But if you don't give him at least 5% of your wealth to work with, and he has nothing else to work with, why are you blaming somebody who don't even have nothing.
He expects him to do a job that he doesn't have anything to do with.
Because he recites cruel and because he knows the center, because he got a nice beard, because we love Him, we expect him to solve all our problems, and we don't give him nothing to work with. No, 5% is the least that you have to pay. And I say false. If we're really good Muslims, at least Let's pay with the Christians pay. Because the last thing the Christians and the Jews is friends and protects the one another are Muslims, unless you do this, do what do what they do. How do they do that they help and protect each other, even though they don't agree with each other, they help and protect each other. We are problem, we don't help and protect each other. Give 5% give 10% give it
for the next year. Give it for the next five years, and see how your infrastructure is going to change and see how other people around you will begin to respect you.
So we said that 5% is 150 a month
10% would be 300 a month.
300 a month times 50,300 a month times 50,000 people
that's a huge amount of money to be administrated for a small island like Trinidad
and don't even count those 10,000 Trinidad Ian's that is gonna become Muslims this year. And next year, and the next year, because they're going to be seeing people want to be with winners. They're gonna see our houses, our areas, our hospitals, our schools, our community centers, our banks, they're gonna see our supermarkets, they're gonna see and all of a sudden, wow, these are the people that we work with and live with and go to school with these Muslims is moving seems like these Muslims is everywhere. I won't be Muslim to
Yes, this is the this is the fervor that we've got to develop.
Because if we don't develop that further, hollywood, hollywood and Bollywood is creating another kind of fervor for our children.
And you can't blame them to get on something that's moving. That ain't about nothing. But to be something that is about something but are they move in
so brothers and sisters, I'm suggesting to you that we begin to internalize this issue of struggle.
And we internalize it by being prepared to make a sacrifice
one example in point and and to share he's a shake was yet one who's calling me to shake was yet their
He's a shake.
He's a shake me either by age or by popularity. He's a shake. Don't be calling him brother in shame. No, he's a shake.
It's a it's a title of respect. Because if it wasn't a title of respect, why are you calling me shake? why cuz you cuz I'm all
that as a point of reference, that he did not ask me to say this.
We have an opportunity in Trinidad to do something, that it's really unbelievable.
For me coming from the outside, I can see it better than you.
The Islamic television trust
the Islamic Information Network, the Islamic Broadcasting Corporation,
three licensed organizations that I am presently carrying the response the executive responsibility for
in the UK and in North America, where our offices are.
We have been trying to build a broadcasting environment, a total comprehensive broadcasting environment, that would be the size of this area that we're in right now. two floors
with four or five studios,
two studios that would be the size of this room right here.
And other technical studios where we do editing and production and video recording and other things and exactly
have meetings and where we hold our archives and so and so, and the cost of that is 2.7 million pounds.
And we will disclose to building it.
The land, the drawings, the buildings, the money even arrived in the bank 10 million pounds.
But unfortunately, the money was tainted with River.
The people who invested the money,
everything was good. But who they got the money from, insisted that they take the profit out of the 10,000,001st.
So when the money arrives in the bank, it drives 8.4 million pounds.
It meant that if we accepted the money, we accepted those terms, right?
We accepted to pay back 10 million for 8.4 million. What is that those who understand river is that river.
I was in Mecca. This past Ramadan. When the money came into bank.
I think a lot that I was in Mecca. Because we worked so hard for that money. That just by sheer need and desperation, I might have been tempted to take that money.
I mean, 8.4 million pounds, that's not a little bit of money.
And you know, shaytan, and other people would say shake look, you know, the times we live in, shake, look 1.6 million. I mean, you can make that back quick. After all, shake is profit. They took what like, you know, you paid interest. So all kinds of people would say shake Come on now.
But I was in Mecca,
in Ramadan. And my teacher is a fucking, I didn't get much from him. But he's a lucky student of Shaq suffer Hawaii. So he has, he has context with good scholars.
He said, Chef, look, let me take this contract and let a couple of people look at it. He brought it back to me the next day. He's the chef, voila, he don't touch that money.
should go to the huddle and make tawaf right now
and make to the car in front of
And ask a law to remove from you the desire for that money.
Because if you take that money share, your troubles will never ever stop.
It was a very difficult decision for me, but I was in Mecca and hamdulillah. We didn't take the money.
So we got to start all over again. But the best thing about it is that now we know that the project was qualified for that and more.
Because it started out as 30 million. We just negotiated until it came down to 10 million.
I'm saying to you, brothers and sisters that we've already done the research.
We've already set up the walk. We've already got the designs. We've already got all the specifics. We know the square inch, we know every piece of equipment that is necessary. And we don't have to do it in the UK. We don't have to do it in America, because a satellite station can be anywhere on the earth.
It can also be in Trinidad, and if it is in Trinidad, it wouldn't cost 10 million pounds.
It would only cost 10 million Trinidadian dollars, Isn't that beautiful?
10 million Trinidadian dollars could give us a self contained
broadcasting center, not a channel, but an IBM or I N or IPC, or whatever we want to call it, that would have a minimum of 15 channels.
Now, let me tell you what that would do.
Tell you what that would do.
This would make us qualified to enter the field of battle.
This jihad, because there's two kinds of battles are being fought against us.
A battle that we don't see. And another one that's talked about every day.
One is the Battle of the media. And the other is the Battle
of invasion. So we know about the invasion of the invasion of our homes and invasion of our lives and invasion into our lands and the taking of our properties and of our natural goods and the killing of our children and the enslaving and the raping of our women. We know about that. But that's not the battlefield here. I'm talking about
there's another battlefield.
Another war being fought, which is more devastating than that.
It is the Battle of the minds is the battle for the hearts. And the one who captures the minds and the hearts have everything.
It's the battle called media,
newspapers, magazines, telephone, telecommunications, television, radio, iPods, internet,
billboards, that media, the vision, the images, the sounds, the graphics, that capture your children and your minds and direct you and exploit you and manipulate you and do everything to enslave you. And to keep you mindful and mindful of your direction. This comedian, I'm saying to you brothers and sisters that IBM, I don't know if he slipped on it or tripped on it.
I don't know. I don't have insurance. Shang got up one morning and just had a thought said, Man, you know, we should have our own TV station.
Because sometime happen like that, because I talked to him. Now he really liked no genius.
He's a great businessman. I know that now. He's a good businessman. But he ain't no Bill Gates.
I didn't you know, Bill Gates is really no genius.
right time and right place
with the right idea.
IBM has the same, the exact same vision and dream as we had four years ago.
Only thing we went to we went around the long way.
We went by way of UK and Europe and all their standards and complications and their their office of telecommunications and their, you know, charities, blah, blah, and you know, the bureaucracy of the British.
We spent over 350,000 pounds just to secure our two licenses and to do the research in order for us to qualify for a mainstream television station. That's before broadcasting
because that's the way the British do they exploit you just to get started.
But at the end,
he woke up one morning had an idea next Monday it was done. I mean, he fought for the license. And as I understand it is the first license in the history of this country for Muslims.
Do you know what kind of victory that is?
A country has given him his company. You Muslim brothers and sisters here have given you the license to establish a media platform to promote
to bring the Islamic message into the homes, the minds and the hearts of the people of the Caribbean. So Panama.
Now, even though they don't have the sophistication that they need right now, and they're operating on a shoestring budget,
from what I see, and what I've already witnessed, this is the most profound.
This is the most profound industry that's been broken into by the Muslims in this whole hemisphere. Because Do you know that Muslims in America are not allowed right now to own a television station?
The legislation doesn't say they can't. It just means that, you know,
they got to get so many clearances and so many signatures and it got to be approved by so many different agencies that probably for the next seven years, no Muslim will get a license for mainstream television in America.
the satellites are not on the ground in America. Where are they?
They're in the sky.
And IBM can send his signal up to the sky.
And they can send it from the sky over to him
in the UK.
And in the UK, we can take that signal, package it and wrap it and send it back to a satellite
and back from that satellite. We can download it
into American across the whole world.
Now the technology is there, we already know how to do it. We're not talking about webcasts, and we're talking about satellite television. We can do that with money.
They didn't know and I didn't know.
But a lot made us meet.
When we met, it's not about the tool. In July, we already passed that.
We believe we believe that you people, and other Muslims that are in 1520 3050, or other places in this country will be there. And we will try to have something, making it worthy of you to be there. But I'm telling you, Muslims right now.
But if there is one major project that you need to support, among other projects,
you need to support this media effort. Because if it gets shut down because of money, shame on you,
shame on you.
You will be the shame of all the Muslims in the Western Hemisphere. And you will be the laughingstock of the world.
Because you, and we have the opportunity to enter the battlefield of media. And we can do battle eyeball to eyeball, a battle that is beautiful. Because it's no bombing, no broken bones, no blood. We take no hostages, no terrorism, it's just all sweet and clean. But we are taking captives.
We're taking captives of people's minds, and hearts. Because McDonald's, Burger King Pizza Hut, all those guys have taken capitals to
and in the business world.
They say that the best business principles that back the best product, the best man win, is that correct?
And I believe that if IBM continues to expand with the support of Muslims like yourselves, I believe that perhaps
to 1000 people in Trinidad and the Caribbean are going to become Muslims every month.
Not because of what I have to say.
But because there are hundreds of people who have more to say than college are seen.
And we have 1000s of hours of quality footage
that can bring something clearer and more beautiful than the Discovery Channel. Because that's our aim. Our aim is to create five or six channels, like the History Channel, like the Discovery Channel, you see like the biography channel, like the medical channel, to bring five or six channels of that quality, all producing the bow message of Islam.
And one channel that will play the chord in
24 hours a day in 37 languages.
And one channel that will only deal with the fear of Allah he's talking a lot of them and you see and Hadees and things related to the companions of the Prophet slaughter them all just one channel, and one channel dealing with science and medicine and education and
things and geography and the world and economics and so forth. And another channel just for long distance learning so that Muslims don't have to even leave their homes to earn a master's degree or a PhD from more than 35 universities in the world.
And another channel where our sisters if they don't want to leave the house and shop they don't have to. They can just dow www halau everything
and have it delivered to their homes and quality insured and everything.
Oasis international marketplace. You can order anything from anywhere in the world and get it delivered right to your home.
We can do that.
We can have the best scholars. We can have a fatwa base where you can ask your question and when you ask the question within three minutes, a scholar is speaking the fatwa to you but on the television
because they're already pre recorded. They've already got a fatwa base like that right now with 7000 foot tower overly pre recorded.
So we can have a channel where you just dial For a fatwa. And within three minutes that fatwa comes to you televise right inside your room. So now who want to be argument then.
But it costs money that you brothers and sisters have in your pockets, sisters more than the brothers
I'm suggesting something to you, brothers and sisters that, talk with your leaders. Talk to yourselves about the 5%.
Talk to your leaders and talk to yourselves about the 10%. Hold the referendum, hold some meetings, discuss it, find out if it's correct, find out if it is islamically legitimate, find out how it can be done. That might take some time. But in the meantime, what you can start doing right now, and I mean, even tonight,
this is one plant.
What you can do even tonight is those of you who want to guarantee that this station at the end. that guarantees its existence for at least the next year.
All of you pledge tonight
pledge $100, and pay that $100. Tomorrow,
pay that $100. Next week, pay that $100 in 30 days.
Don't take more time than that pay tomorrow, pay it next week, or play the next 30 days. And pledge it to IBM
to make sure as a vote of confidence that we Muslims are giving this 100 as a vote of confidence, and what law he was law he I will pledge it for the next six months, I'll play it for the next year, do that at least this brother can take a breath of fresh air and say hamdulillah This is what Muslims want to do for their future, how many of us will at least do that?
How many of us will do that?
Almost all of us.
So don't say something you don't do a lot say oh, you must oh you believe why you say what you don't do.
So fill those forms out tonight. And pay that 100 tomorrow, or pay that 100 next week or pay it within 30 days. Because you need to fill it out and say to yourself Bismillah oxen Villa In the name of Allah, I swear by Allah that it becomes really binding on you. How many of us want to do that? Raise your hands, brothers and sisters, most of us, most of us will do that. And I guarantee you and I guarantee the brother shake in Shan and shake his sham. I guarantee them
that most of those who raise their hands, 90% of them, they're going to pay it.
And I guarantee you that in the 300 massages or groups. If you make the same announcement make the same appeal to them. Most of them will also pay it, but they have to understand what it is. Well, the food's already there. Already, the brother told me that. Since they've been on the air, hobbling and wobbling and coming off with whatever they could do. cut these brothers didn't do this before.
They didn't have no whole stack of money, they just plugged in plug and play. Let's see how it goes. This man lab
will wipe up the law bless him. You see what courage can do?
Nobody ever did it before. So how beautiful Do you think they will be? Six months from now? How beautiful Do you think they will get a year from now. And when we build this purpose built studio for this company within the next year, and I am makes a pledge to work with them to help them build a purpose built studio before we build one for ourselves.
Because it's easier for us to build one for them. Especially since my children are Trinidadian.
See, that means I need to be coming and going on a regular basis.
Because we can do it easier here, then we can do it in New York or do it in
anywhere else. So why don't help them first.
So inshallah brother have a good sleep tonight.
Because the law, we're going to try to get at least 1000 Muslims in Trinidad, before I leave, we're going to try to get 1000 Muslims in Trinidad to give you a pledge of $100 $100 a month for the next six months. So 100 times 1000 is what 400,000 right.
And for six months, there'll be 600,000 that's going to help
at least you to sustain while you make those plans and make those moves to build that purpose built studio.
In the meantime, we're gonna bring the resources and research that we have already done
down here for them, and we're gonna enter our collaboration.
And before they cut off all the roads for a start making the counter moves on us, it's gonna be too late. Because either they gonna change the government or change the laws, or otherwise we're gonna change the world.
Because all we need is Muslims as a chance Is that right? Well, we got the chance now.
And I'm telling you the battle is a battle for the hearts and battles for the minds. And by the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala with no media at all, no media at all, just hard work.
The Islamic Information Network has worked for the last five years.
The Islamic teaching Institute and Islamic Information Network has worked for the last five years. And in five years time, we have been successful to influence over 15 1000s. As a matter of fact, I think it's about 16,000. And with the two that took Shahada 783 people have embraced Islam
16,783, something like that.
That's just the work of a small company, the effort of a small company with no media.
Now, when we joined with IBM, and if we got a double barrel media
and we're going to deliver to the world, a different kind of bomb.
It's called the D bomb.
The Dow bomb.
It breaks no bones, takes no hostages, spills, no blood violates nobody's rights.
It's it's soothing. It's attractive. It's imperceptible, it's by stealth, they can't even perceive it. It enters the homes in the hearts just like radar.
And who's ever hearts a lot opens up and turns towards it. Like Bluetooth, we paired up.
And we pull them in.
Because that is the name of the warfare.
And I'm asking you brothers and sisters to join us in this legal international
warfare. It's called business.
It's the business of media
is the business of competing for the hearts and minds of the human beings.
And Allah subhanaw taala gave us the best product. And last month gave us the best example. Allah gave us the best system. Now we need to protect something out of our pockets in our homes, and put our money where our mouth is.
So almost please remember what you committed. And please remember the words of Allah subhanaw taala. And remember the admonition of the prophets, a lot of them. And please remember the advice of your brother Khalid just seen that together, we can change our condition, we can change our pathology,
we can change our direction, we can change the way people see us, we can remove the misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. We can appeal towards our family, our friends, our neighbors, our colleagues, our co workers, and one in five of your co workers, your neighbors, your neighbors and your colleagues who are non Muslims, one in five of them may become a Muslim through you
the next year, the next year,
or the year after that.
Now there's no better social political environment or opportunity than that.
And I asked Allah subhanaw taala to write down what we have said, and write down what we have shared, add to make you accountable for what you have accepted, that make me responsible for what I have said to you. And I asked Allah subhanaw taala that when I come back here, I come back with more to put into the bucket.
Then what I can do in these three days, that I bring more people in that bring more resources and that we collaborate together and that not only that, that I bring other people who are collaborating together, like we're bringing an organization called Free Code and.org who gave out 45,000 code ends all over the world to anybody who just wants one. They don't have to pay nothing. We even pay the postage, we produce it. We send it we pay the postage, delivered everything, anybody in the world and 37 languages.
And we want to give out next year 150,000
that's what we bring in. We'll bring it to you a search engine and Islamic search engine. So we don't have to when it comes to Islamic words, forget about Google gaggle giggle
go to Islam web.
We're working on that right now an answer to Google and Islamic answer to Google.
Go to his go to challenge your soul calm. If you want to see if you want to see a beautiful website. Go to challenge
you want to see a forum where Muslims can discuss ideas and get down with the whole Quran in Arabic and English? Is there the whole site Bahati is there? The whole Bible is there, fatwa based multimedia webcast, you want to go there, go to challenge your soul. Because when you go to challenge your soul, you'll see our webcast, and you're gonna see what whose other webcasts, IDN.
So this is what we bring into the table. And the law, when they get ready to build this purpose built studio, we're going to bring them designs that they may have to modify for Trinidad, but they will not have to do the research all over again.
So if you want to say tech via se tech did that.
Yeah, say Allahu Akbar.
Because the law is great.
A law says what I want to bury, what
if a one on one joined together to support one another, in righteousness and piety, I do not join together and support each other in
Islam, sin and corruption, whatever. So Bill hockey, what was the southern what are what was the salary what was so bill Morrow hammer,
this would have lost like Taiwan, or terrazzo, support, love, work together, help each other cooperate together. And this is the project that we can start with. Because if we make IBM successful, the next thing we're going to do is we are going to build a Muslim Hospital in Trinidad.
And we're going to build an Islamic College in Trinidad.
University in Trinidad, a seminary where our scholars, our students who want to become scholars, they do not have to leave their homes.
We will build a universal library in Trinidad.
We will build a national cemetery for the Muslims and their families who would like to be buried in our graveyard.
That's one way to do it.
And I asked a lot that before I die, and I'm committed to the earth, that I can help set some of those things in motion, because that's what's called sadaqa jariya. The Messenger of a loss of lost them said, whenever any one of you dies, when any one of you dies, all actions are stopped, the clock stops, everything stops, except for three things. So the content area
you see me on TV will be
one of those all of
a sudden, like that $100 that you're going to give everyone a further kajaria a circle that continues for benefiting, who you gave it to, and benefiting the Muslims and human beings. After you die, benefits still keeps coming, like a bridge that you build or graveyard you built or hospital or school or in this case, a multimedia institution, a dour institution that sort of keeps on going for you after you die, or alimony and to be knowledge of which you and other people benefit from that as you gained it. You told it, you acted upon it. And the last thing is one of them saw they have
a child, a righteous son or daughter, who you train them. You taught them, you equip them, and you guide them. And they love the law. And the law loves them and they make dua for you after you're dead. Those are the three things that can benefit us. With this project. We can get all three.
We can get all three. So raise your hands again, how many people are going to give that 100 pledge tonight?
tonight means that you don't have to pay it tonight. You can make the pledge tonight. You got to pay it in a week. You got to pay it tomorrow, you'll pay the week, you got to pay the month, raise your hands.
Shake, we need to record this.
We need to play this everywhere where they allow us to play it, play it on your television station until you get those 1000 signatures and pledges for the next six months so that that's something you can rest on.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept from us and thank you so very much for allowing me to spend this amount of time and
I had something to say
and I pray to a lot that I didn't
I didn't insult anybody or I didn't offend anyone. And that I didn't take up more time than the sponsors and the hosts intended to give me and I know we have to face a lot to Asia. Is that correct? So I'm sorry for delay in that time, but I want occasion domestically have lost, lost and entered the masjid. And the Muslims, they were so bent upon praying on time
that they just went on and prayed.
So the prophet SAW some as to why you didn't wait.
He said why you didn't wait. Because every time he said it would have been better if if you had waited?
Why? Because there was benefit of praying behind the Messenger of Allah. So a lot of them well of course, this is not the issue. I'm not bringing up the issue okay. None of us the prophet or companion or tabula Acrobat tablet, I mean that sometimes sometimes we have to put a little delay or something that is critical in order that we repair something else that is critical and last upon O'Donoghue is the owner of time.
He will make to your buddy to low so yeah, Tim has said that a lot will make the reconciliation for us and Sharla Thank you sisters, for being out so late. And for coming here at late notice and brothers thank you very much for allowing your wives and your daughters and your mother's and your sisters. Thank you very much for allowing them and thank you very much for having me at the short notice and I think Allah subhanaw taala I think at the end I think the sponsors of this Masjid in this institution, and I think Allah subhanaw taala and I hope to see you brothers and sisters inshallah, in July subclinical opium Nicola Chateau La La Land, while istockphoto cola to boo Lake
wa Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh