Channel: Khalid Yasin
I mentioned the capture of
100,000 people when I came to Central London to protest against both plans for war on Iraq and to the band just
regime change in Baghdad. I'm beginning to think we need a regime change right here in Washington DC.
Muslims, Allah subhanho wa Taala guided our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
to remind us that the best speech is the speech that proceeds from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala Al Quran Majeed.
And the best guidance is the guidance that proceeds from the Hodor of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam a Sunnah.
And the worst of all inclinations is the inclination that leads us towards innovation. And every innovation is a deviation. And every deviation is a road that goes astray. And all of the roads that lead astray are roads that inevitably lead to the hellfire.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has given to us
a very clear,
well known, oft repeated
In fact, this admonition is in the form
of the order, the command, he said
to the way
of your Lord
and with beautiful, impressive preaching,
and argue, contend with the disbelievers in ways
that are more convincing than their ways.
And the eye ends by saying, your Lord knows best, who goes astray from his path. And he knows best those who are rightly guided
I remind you and I remind myself
that this order of the last panel to Allah
to the way of a loss of Panama to Allah, this ideal Arabic
the Serbian of Allah subhana wa Taala
is none other than
and the sooner
which Allah subhanho wa Taala points out to us here
is the wisdom and the manner and the methodology of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Well, no he hasn't
and give one
lectures, preaching, teaching,
which are impressive,
and argue with them.
That is, contend with them.
Listen to their arguments attentively, respectfully. And after that, answer them, with the proofs given to you by your Lord.
proofs which are clearer,
more effective, more powerful and more convincing than their arguments.
And after that, put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala, because only a loss of Pongala knows who goes astray from his path. And the loss of $100 surely knows those who are guided.
In another verse, Allah subhanaw taala remains you and me
with the same
as the room
in their speech,
then the one who calls towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they after that, they perform righteous actions.
And they say, verbally, I am from among the Muslims
If we give no other evidence,
and no other proof
of the excellence and the responsibility of the Muslims,
an official institution for calling and preaching
and for exposing the truth of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and for confronting the falsehood of the unbelievers,
this will be enough for us.
we want to talk about the importance of media,
the Muslim brothers and sisters,
what is media?
media is a means
of public exposure.
It is what is used against you,
even if you don't use it yourselves, it is used against you.
It is what is used to cause you to become moody.
That is one who is given dour
Allah subhanho wa Taala audit us on their own.
He caught us to become the diet.
But the media has made you and I
mungai the receivers of Dara
and this media has
It has written form in the form of
newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, booklets,
all of them used and specially designed to program to readers.
Media is also the spoken word
all of them designed
to penetrate and to impregnate
your minds and your hearts.
voices, to replace the sounds and voices, which Allah subhanaw taala prefers for you.
Media is also
a matter of graphic display
in the form of billboards,
advertisements, on the buses, the trains, every place you see
in the form of cinema,
television, and now
through very graphically designed DVDs, a new technology
that brings sound, graphics, vision, and interactive Information Technology all together at one time, so as to bring you as it were, the message live.
All of this is media.
Muslims, this same media
is what is being used to assault the Muslims throughout the world.
without even realizing it.
They are being assaulted.
They are being raped.
Our morals are being subverted through the media.
Our religion is being distorted through the media.
We and our families are being exploited and manipulated through the media.
The Muslims all over the world
have been traumatized. They have been paralyzed, they have been intimidated through the media.
And this is why
it is very clear
that we need our own platform of media as an extension of our educational efforts.
We need a platform of media as an extension of our dour efforts.
We need media and a platform of media as an extension of our social efforts.
We need the media platform as an extension of our economic efforts. We need a platform of media as an extension of our efforts to clarify the religion
is a matter of statistics.
television and media
determines the values of individuals quicker and deeper than the educational institutions that they attend while their children.
This is a matter of statistics.
It is also a matter of statistics
that a child goes to school for seven hours a day.
But most children and the modern world today, including your children and mine.
They are engaged in media related pastime, at least another seven hours a day.
Most of the schools our children go to or not Islamic schools. So they are exposed seven hours a day with non Muslims and also non Muslim education. Although
there are Muslims and they are praying and they are receiving more moral guidance at home, and in some cases they are also going to a madrasa during the weekend and reciting some Quran. But nevertheless, they are receiving seven times five is 35 hours of non Islamic education
on a weekly
and the media, which our children are engaged in, even if you have some so called Islamic videos in your home some type of Islamic games in your home
for the most part, your children and my children
they are engaged in at least 80%
of their media watching pastime, with non Islamic immorally am and
subversive, psychologically designed media
which trains them to disrespect their parents to disregard their values
to disregard the salah
and to begin
to have a feeling
and to set up a value system for what the kuffar themselves have designed in this system and to prepare themselves to take a position in the kuffaar system.
Regardless of what Islam and their parents are telling them,
so you add 35
and 35. This is 70 hours a week.
This is what you are combating with this is what you are faced with. This is what you are confronted with. This is what you're fighting against. And it's a losing battle.
We need media as an extension of our dour.
Unfortunately, go to the Islamic book shops all over Australia, all over Sydney.
Go to the larger bookstores and you will find
plenty of books plenty of pamphlets. But go to the video section. And see what you find.
Most of what you find is inferior.
Video representation inferior.
inferior quality, not well prepared. The lighting, the sound the setting, the recording inferior.
Then go to blockbuster.
I don't have to tell you to go to blockbuster. Most of you have membership.
take anything off the shelf and blockbuster anything
from the A rated to the x rated, pick it off the shelf and looked at it not for its content. Look at the quality the Christmas. Look at the advancement. Look at the graphics. Look at the color. Listen to the sound
and for the Muslims.
Go to the bookstores and see what's available there. inferior treasure.
So the Kufa they are making the investment to make trash superior for the Muslims, they're not making any investment to make the treasure
better than the trash.
So what do you think your children prefer to watch?
Some children's cartoons, movies, heroes, about the companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam,
about Arabic language about about Voodoo, and all these things
which is inferior. Now they will look at it as long as your home. But as soon as you go Go away, they put this inferior stuff to the side. And that exciting,
engaging material. They pull it out from underneath their beds where you don't even know it is
while you're sleeping while you're at work.
And they watch it.
And in most cases, they don't even have to watch videos. They simply cut on the television which you have given them in their own rooms
of the cut on the television which you give them access to
and they watch
and their little minds.
A burned out
for every good word that you ordered them for every good action that you encourage for them for every good thing that you told them to do, there's 1000 other images that gave them just the opposite. This is what media has done.
And let me remind the brothers and sisters that in the Western Hemisphere, including Australia,
there are 172,
Christian, Hindu Buddhists,
no Muslim religious based channels,
channels that are broadcasting seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Yes, and these people, they're paying for it,
including the cardiologists.
They're paying for it.
They're very dedicated.
All of the people are supporting that channel.
Because it's their channel. So I asked the Muslims
here in Australia,
and the City of Sydney, is there one channel for the Muslims?
Of course, the answer is no.
for the hundreds of 1000s of Muslims.
And none of them are what you would call poverty stricken Muslims. They're all well to do
they all eating well. They're all driving cars. They all have television sets. They're all educated people. So why don't the Muslims have their own media platform?
They haven't thought of it.
They have they're not willing to make the sacrifice for it.
We need media as an extension of our social efforts.
How does the truth about Islam? How is it conveyed to the world?
Just as the distortions are conveyed throughout the world? How is the truth conveyed to the world if we don't have a platform?
How does the Muslims
turn away from being consumers?
For a system that exploits them? How can they take their economy
and put this over into their own support for their own institutions?
And how can Muslims
cause the message of the Quran?
The building the brilliance and the power of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, to be known to the world.
How can we show the world the contributions that Islam has made to science and to medicine, and to history and to civilization?
If we don't have a media platform,
the Muslim brothers and sisters, my advice and my challenge to you
is that we have to answer this question. Because when we meet Allah subhanaw taala, he will ask you and I,
about what we did in regards to this question. The Muslims, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentioned to us that whosoever recommends and supports a good action
will receive the recompense of the one who does it without anything being diminished from it all the way to the date of judgment.
And he also said something Allahu Allahu wa sallam and the same Hadith whosoever recommends and supports an evil action will receive the recompense
of the one who does it
without anything being diminished from it all the way to the Day of Judgment.
So my brothers and sisters,
what I'm suggesting to you and I,
is that we do what Allah subhanaw taala told us to do. What I want to attack wha
wha Ave Allah
Well good one, your support
of the non Muslim media
you are enjoying and you are supporting and you are collaborating and you are helping in some one on one, sin and corruption.
And by talking about and by planning and making and making the investment for Muslim media, you will be doing just the opposite. You will be collaborating, you will be helping you'll be supporting, helping to build and investing towards
goodness and taqwa fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the establishment of the Islamic principle in the society where you live
all Muslims, I realize that many Muslims come to the Salatu Juma and they only want to hear about salah
and the calf, and fasting and Hajj
are what we call religious ritual issues.
But you will go back to your homes as you do every day. And the issue which I'm speaking about today, which may not appear to some of you to be religiously oriented,
you will be affected by it.
And nostalgia for lost some of us are enslaved by it.
We ask Allah subhana wa Taala that he gives you and me the ability
to rise to this call to respond to this call to be aware of the importance of this call.
Coming up to 16 past 11 on to GBI seven free last week, you would remember the anti discrimination board and Chris public released a scathing report on the media's portrayal of stories involving race reports that the media had been inflaming anti muslim sentiment. Well, on the show everyone has a say regardless of race or religion. Joining me online now I'm pleased to say is Shaykh Khalid, yes. And he's visiting from the UK. He's a Christian who's converted to Muslim to Islam. Originally from the US. He's holding a number of lectures on Islam and next week. He's online right now. Good morning, check callin Good morning, Ray. How you feeling? I'm particularly well, it's nice to talk
to you. For those who aren't familiar with you. Could you tell us a bit about your background? You're once a Christian who's made the change of faith? Is that correct? That's correct. And when did that happen? I became a Muslim in 1965. Seems like eons ago.
in the same year of the tragic assassination of
Alhaji Chavez, better known to the world as Malcolm X. Now, would it be fair to say, and I'm not trying to be funny about this, that you're a bit like an Islamic version of Billy Graham, and that you travel the world trying to convince people to turn to the Islamic faith?
Yeah, I, I guess part of that, that characterization I might agree with. Although I don't feel a mandate for myself as Billy Graham, perhaps, to convert people to the Islamic faith.
However, I do have a mandate to expose people throughout the world,
according to my ability to the correct value system of Islam, and to invite them to consider that and to apply that to their life in relation to recent events, and most notably, the events of September 11 in a sama bin Laden, how difficult does that make your job? And how difficult are people like a sama bin Laden and others like him make your job?
Well, they I think that to be very objective. I think that anytime that any tragedy, like the September 11 incident takes place in the world. It certainly it distorts people's view about many things.
And I think that someone's enlightened being a Muslim,
and people associated with that particular incident with some of enlightened certainly distorts people's perceptions about Islam. And so one of my responsibilities is not to address the wisdom of enlightened issue, but to address the perhaps the issue of Islam relative to the September 11. incident, and, and to distinguish Islam from the acts of Muslims or Christians or anyone else. And to clarify, in the minds of people,
that Islam is not a religion of terrorism or fanaticism or extremism, and that such actions whether it be September 11, or
For that matter, the Oklahoma bombing or anything else, that's actually should not be associated with a system of faith like Islam or for that matter, Christianity. But I guess whether it's Catholics or Protestants or Muslims, that is extremist make it particularly difficult for us to move forward. as, as, as a group of people in the world b we have different faiths or Jewish faith or that or the like that when extremists take control as In fact, they have in more recent times, it makes the job more difficult for everyone. Yeah, I would tend to I tend to agree with that. Just that. I think that it's very important that people keep in mind that a, a global face, and set of
values such as Islam, and on the face of Christianity should never be indicted, or impugn because of some actions of a group of people who allegedly may associate themselves with some form of extremism, can Muslims and Christians live in harmony and respect each other's values and beliefs? Well, we have to look historically right and see that that is a matter of fact, since the time of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them in the seventh century, Muslims and Christians live in harmony. And conflict is inevitable when you're talking about human beings and civilization. So to eliminate the world from conflict, obviously, is the impossibility. But at the
same token to live in reasonable harmony and tolerance. This is the objective of Islam. And as long as it's demonstrated that over several centuries, that we can historically refer to so one of your lectures is titled Islam the only solution for world peace. I mean, obviously, from what you just said, it's not just the religions, the only solution for world peace, but it's a combination of perhaps Christianity and Islam and, and the rest of it, world peace, if we all pull together in the one direction. Yeah, I think it's important for people to know that Islam is not by definition of religion. It's a comprehensive system of life that has a very clear set of values, whether it's in
the political field, or the social field, or the governmental field or any other part of the human drama. And as such, it should not be viewed from purely a religious point of view. And certainly, we feel as Muslims, that the Quran has the basis for putting forward a very profound platform for world peace and for sustaining that. And that it should be considered by the world as such. Just on that, that makes it difficult because your side to way of life, not just the religion, well, how difficult is it for people that come from another part of the world that settle in Australia as Muslims to embrace our culture, and embrace the way we do things as opposed to the way they used to do things?
Can they? Are they compatible? Yeah, of course. And I want to make a clear distinction as we speak, between Muslims and Islam. You know, Muslims are the people who themselves attach themselves to Islam, either by profession or by some kind of testimony. But Islam is the system of faith in the values itself, which has its own sources. As such, the base of Islam is one that reaches tolerance, and brotherhood fraternity with everyone in the world. As such, when a Muslim moves anywhere in the world, he or she should become a peace loving,
a law abiding individual and should learn to adapt and tolerate the culture and the mentality of other people wherever they go. If If Saddam Hussein doesn't encapsulate all those things, what should the world do about Iraq, and there's talk in the last few hours of the Americans and the British going in there?
I think, you know, the issue of Saddam Hussein has many different approaches to it. One, Saddam Hussein as an individual,
has his certainly has his deficiencies that that the world has seen. And that's unfortunate. But I don't think that the the personal deficiencies or the character of Saddam Hussein, he should be confused, or with invading his entire country, and therefore putting his country into on the precipice of war and destruction, or, for that matter, the ongoing perpetration of sanctions and things that have brought about tremendous amount of suffering and dispersion upon the Iraqi people. So I think that the issue should be addressed differently. Of course, I'm an American citizen. And as an American citizen, I still have the right to express dissent even with my government's
position, and I knew
but at the same token, we live in a very complex world, and we sometimes we are unable to resolve things, the way that we would it
Like to resolve them. And in the words of an individual who is very profoundly known throughout the world, Dr. Martin Luther King, he said, It's unfortunate that although we live in a diverse, sophisticated world, we are unable to resolve issues in a very sophisticated way. And so I like many people throughout the world, I shudder at the thought
that a sophisticated society like America, and others, who would act in this manner, seem to move without
good thought, and, and good resolve, to be able to try to find a solution to this issue without the kinds of destruction that is going to take place in that part of the world. You're in confused me, in a sense, you are an American citizen, therefore, you're afforded that freedom to which he referred to object to what the American government does, that the people in Iraq under the regime of Saddam Hussein and other sort of the same lecture that you are as a free American citizen? Yeah, of course, but at the same token, right, not as the Americans, not the Australians, or the British or the French, or anyone, they're not the policeman of the world. And they they're not the ones to go
about throughout the world regulating or restoring what they consider to be the human rights of other people. I don't think that the approach to this issue is right is not just a matter of that of Saddam Hussein. And I think that to keep clouding the issue with the criminal characteristics or the history of Saddam Hussein, I think the cloud the issue with that, is to belittle the millions of people who themselves are quite innocent, and are subjected to the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. And so who is America, Great Britain, France, anybody else? To go throughout the world, to be the police's of the world to restore human dignity and human on and so forth and so on through the destruction of
another country, but many say don't do it shake? Who doesn't? Who frees the people of Iraq from this despotic regime? Well, let's, let's see if we can reverse that, right? who flees, who freeze the people of the so called Western world who freeze the people, the Western world from the from the corruption
that we see, blatant throughout the Western world. Now, I'm not pro Iraq, and I'm not pro Taliban, I'm not pro anybody in particular, other than
I'm a person who is a lover of peace and a god loving person. And I think that there should be some justice, even in the scriptures of Christians, or in the scriptures of the Muslims, that there is a way for us to be able to approach situations without going into a country destroying the country, for what reason to bring down a despotic ruler.
The historical evidence that we have for this kind of move doesn't bring about and doesn't bring about a new, I mean, what are we going to bring about a new regime? Is the Americans or the French, or the Germans or somebody? Are they going to appoint someone whom they think, is better than Saddam Hussein, and has the Iraqi people themselves asked for this? They haven't. So I don't think that this is a waste. It's, it's not a matter that saddam is right or wrong, of course, from a moral point of view, Saddam Hussein is wrong. Saddam Hussein is a tyrant Saddam Hussein, you know, some of his brought about may have made many
improper decisions. But at the same token, I don't think that America or France or Great Britain, or any of these countries have the right,
to take it upon themselves to be the restorers of justice, while they themselves are guilty of injustice in their own countries. I've enjoyed talking to you, I have to have enjoyable time in Australia. We'll talk about where you'll be able to be heard through the course of the next week or two. Okay, thank you very much. Right. Thank you. I appreciate your time. Bye bye. Thank you. Shaykh. Khalid Yes. And
did you know that suicide is among the three leading causes of death in the western developed world? I said, the western developed world
where the semblance and the trappings
are the most preeminent
after all this time,
and the people walk away from that grave.
How about that person in the grave What's happening?
Because you know, and I know that death is almost like sleeping
theologically and historically adequate position with respect to Jesus to recognize him, not only as a prophet Allah, certainly that, but as himself, the divine Son of God.
at all, I view that a failure within Islam to recognize Jesus, as the divine Son of God has significant consequences for Muslim faith and practice. And you show us please, the historical evidence of a tampering or forgery that was so messy, that the entire Christian world was duped without question. It was in the past, throughout church history, we've always had controversies. We've had people who've denied certain parts of the Scriptures, and they have historically recorded marcion in the second century denied the Old Testament as a Christian and certain parts of the New Testament, there was a controversy, people have posted writings were written argument debate back
and forth. Here we find no such historical evidence or manuscript evidence of forgery, from the church fathers, from the councils that were held in nicea, whether in the fourth century or the fifth century? Or is it taken from the mouth of Jesus Christ Himself, and this is what we want to discuss. We believe that Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ and immaculate woman, a pure woman, but not a woman who herself was God, nor venerated, to be worshipped, nor giving birth to a god man, man, God, three gods, or someone to be worshipped, but that she gave birth, as God ordered her to do so. And then Jesus was like the birth of Adam. Only it was less complicated. Adam had no father, no
mother, at least Jesus had a mother.
If a man goes into the store down the street, and the Muslim is selling hot on demand, so what you're doing brothers?
This is fancy. Are you selling?
This alcohol you selling?
This is my sir. Gambling that you're doing. You're facilitating for what his?
What you're doing brothers? Are you standing on the corner selling drugs? What are you doing? I tell him, you don't get it, we shoot you too.
And for our young people that are in the streets,
we don't like you to be in the streets.
We don't like who you are within the streets. We don't like what you're doing in the streets. We don't like what it does to the image of Islam, but we love you.
We love you. You are the sons of Islam and the daughters of Islam and the future of Islam and inshallah to Allah among you, there is an apple vote, and there's 100
is that there's no question that human being can ask about life.
any aspect of life but the Quran has given the answer.
Not only has the Quran given an answer, but the Quran has directed us towards an example that illustrates for us that example that that answer.
Mine at this point. Now my advice for you is that what you should continue to do is you should move on from that 1315 year old experience, to the experience where you are right now and understand that there's a whole nother stage. There's no ceiling on this issue. He started and bring no ceiling. He brought a ticket. And the Holy Spirit that you're talking about that was Gabriel.
So we're not followers of Gabriel. We're followers of that next prophet that also jabril came to and brought that scripture, you should read the Quran, you should read the life of the Prophet peace and blessing upon them and not be afraid of it. Okay, and by doing so you may find out that the natural progression of where you are right now is Islam. That's just my advice to you.
Take it off the shelf and look at it. Not for its content. Look at the quality the Christmas. Look at the advancement. Look at the graphics. Look at the color. Listen to the sound
and for the Muslims.
Go to the bookstores and see what's available their inferior treasure.
So the coup fall they are making the investment to make trash.
Superior but the Muslims, they're not making any investment to make the treasure.
Better than the trash.