Islaam The Modern World
Channel: Khalid Yasin
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First of all, I'd like to thank the organizers of this presentation from the
Islamic student society here.
thank Allah subhana wa Taala, for allowing us the opportunity to discharge our responsibility of
informing and advising and also offering the seeds of doubt.
I would like to make it clear that my comments are somewhat subjective because they're from me, but they're not authoritative. So if you have questions about it, you have a right to do so. And if you reject my opinions, you have the right to do that also. But it's given as a sort of advice.
And I'm not particularly endowed on this on this topic. But like other Muslims, I observe, I write, I read, and then when I'm called upon, I do my best to try to address it in a,
in a manner befitting our Islamic responsibility. Our task is to discuss Islam in the modern world. This is a vast topic, a very provocative topic. So in 40 minutes, I don't hope to go deep into any aspect of it. But I hope to just sort of glaze over it and give all of us a perspective by which we might be able to appreciate it and understand it.
I want to deal with meeting the challenge and the responsibility because this is the issue. The issue is not just looking at Islam in the modern world, but meeting the challenges and responsibility.
Before we move, I think it's necessary for us to be able to understand the meaning of civilization. Because when we talk about Islam in the modern world, we're talking about the culture and resources of two civilizations.
Now, civilization is the combination
of the concepts and the values
that come from a group of concentrated population of people over a period of time this is civilization.
And there are basically two kinds of civilizations. There is a civilization which itself has stemmed from
a scriptural aqeedah. In this case, that's how Islam Islam is a civilization that stems from a scriptural Akita. Therefore, it is a shuttle a civilization.
There's another kind of civilization, which stems from man made concepts, man made concepts and formulas. This is a different kind of civilization. And when we examine civilization and look to the roots of it, we can then determine what's the nature of that civilization? What's the prospects of that civilization? What are
The values of their civilization based upon what it is based upon.
The basis of the Islamic civilization is two things basically,
the Quran and the Sunnah. This is the combination of our aqidah
the Quran and the Sunnah, because we believe that the Quran is the legislation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we have no doubt about that, we Muslims,
and we believe
that part of that guidance is the human example, the personification of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, in his Sunnah. And the last pinata Allah reinforce this to us when he said to us, laqad Candela, configure Sula, also tuned to the end of the year. Certainly there is for you, or human beings and believers in particular.
And the messenger of a loss allows them the most profound pattern of human behavior, because every civilization needs two things. It needs a source of legislation, and it also needs a source of human behavior. So in Islam, we have those two.
On the other hand, these other civilizations other than the Islamic civilization, they have what is called man made legislation, and this is why it fluctuates and changes, it has to be amended so many different times. Secondly, it's a superficial, because from one one group of people to another who are ruling who might be considered to be the elite, the rules, the laws change according to their desires.
Firstly, in that kind of a civilization, they come up with heroes, they come up with personalities, but it is always changing like a fad, because when the hero rose up and dies, or when those personalities, they grow up and they evolve and they die, then what happens is that the Fed changes over and over and over, excuse me. And so on the basis of that we see the fluctuation between that kind of a civilization and we can obviously see that it is inferior from the outset.
I want to build my and that's I'm just giving you that information so that as I move forward, we can basically see a support for my thesis.
Since the birth of Islam in the seventh century, there have been severe challenges and threats to its mere existence, just to the existence of Islam. There have been challenges and threats since the time the prophets and Lawson was commissioned by Allah subhanho wa Taala. He represented a challenge just because of this revelation that claimed that he made that he had received legislation from Allah subhanaw taala revelation, which itself was legislation, if it was not legislation, it wouldn't have not approved any any challenge. If it was just that he said, I received revelation from Allah subhanaw taala, they would have said, This is beautiful. They were wrote about it. But
because he said that it contained a rule, a legislation a mandate, which means they had to conform to it, then it presented for them a problem, a challenge. Immediately, those that did not want to recognize nor those who wanted to conform, they began to do what inevitably it led to threats.
Those threats, inevitably went to the level where they want to kill the profits, a lot of us Lamb, which means the profits lost them being the personality, the personification of Islam, all the way up until now, the presence of Islam in the earth
is a challenge. Justice, mere existence is a challenge. And that challenge inevitably needs to be eliminated.
Islam has not changed. The opposition has not changed.
Only the dates on the calendar, and the faces.
And the geopolitical realities have changed. Those are the only things that have changed.
The new dynamics of the nuclear age, with its tremendous and profound technological and institutional sophistication, has placed a mountain of challenge in the path of the Islamic movement and the Islamic revival.
But we who carry the certainty and the commitment of the superiority and the resilience, of the Islamic message, and the Islamic legacy, we know very well that roads are built over and through mountains.
It is simply a matter of engineering and simply a matter of persevering.
here I'd like to quote to you a very sweet
Last pinata Allah gave to us that personifies and supports this thesis. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned to us in the Quran altavilla administrators regime, who are the other Salah Rasulullah who belong to the Medina,
the youth the healer, who Allah Dini coolly, want to carry up caffeine.
at a loss of 100 Allah who sent His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, and the Dean of that system of truth, and Islam, in order that it al Islam may prevail and conquer
all other existing Deen systems, even though the disbelievers or into other is even though the disbelievers or the missionary Kuhn
the polysius of the moon, Africa and the hypocrites because always there exists for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they exist today, three major enemies for Islam, the kuffar who are outside the monastic who are inside and the Muslim,
the Muslim keen also kuffaar but they are special kind of kuffaar.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
the deen of Islam began as a stranger.
Some things strange, so it shall return as a stranger that is something strange for two for two ballyhoura he said that twice.
So I welcome and I give glad tidings to the strangers.
Now here we see Allah subhanho wa Taala characterized
our challenge, very clear that he sent the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with what we have today.
The Quran and the Sunnah,
which is representative of the Islamic aspiration and the Islamic civilization.
And let me remind the brothers and sisters here, the Muslims in particular, that the fact that we don't have a tangible
Islamic civilization in the form of Islamic State or whatever is not the issue.
It will not relinquish the opposition. And they will not just go away because there's no Islamic State, our enemies don't fade away, nor do our mandate fade away because there is no tangible civilization. No,
they will never go away until there's no evidence of the Quran and the Sunnah anywhere on the earth at all.
And even then, they will not go away until they are certain that it will never ever come back.
Allah subhanaw taala characterize his system as Dino hop that is everything outside of it is bottle.
That is there is only half and Barton.
There is the truth and there is falsehood.
In order, he sent the profits and lost them with this message, the Quran and the Sunnah, and this system of truth, for what purpose? Li use the hero who Allah Dini Cooley, that it may prevail. It may start out as a seed, as a thought, as a word as an inspiration. But inevitably, the aim is that it will spread throughout the world until it enters every home and every hot.
And that it's legislation, its Sharia, that it will govern the entire world and regulate the affairs of the human beings whatsoever they are this is the aim of Islam. We don't take a backseat to that. We say straightforward. This is the aim of Islam. And those who take a backseat to it and whisper that is because they themselves have been compromised and they've been traumatized.
Even though the disbelievers they hate it, they detest it. Even if they smile on our faces and don't say it, they hate it and they detest it because it's a threat to the life that they want to live and the law they want to establish the life that they want to establish throughout the earth, whether it is called today globalism,
imperialism or communism or socialism or capitalism or his ism or Shiism?
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam told us that the deen of Islam began as a stranger, a stranger Yes, when Mohammed sola
Sam came, he was known to his people.
His character was known. His person was known his family his tribe was known.
So what it means that Islam started as a stranger.
The Arabs, they knew his language. When he told him what he heard from Allah subhanho wa Taala. They didn't understand it, because the context of it was divine.
Had it been just mundane, something from themselves, they would have understood it and appreciate it.
But they understood it was something divine, something unique. So it was strange what he was calling them to.
It was strange the characteristics he had adopted, the values, the principles, the behaviors, the etiquettes. And then those who came to him, they wanted to imitate him. So they also became strange, and they will became estranged even to their mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers, they became estranged. So we see today
there's a distinction with Muslims wheresoever, they are,
by the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
I have visited more than 37 countries, or at least 37 countries. And one of the strange things that I have found is that when you go to a country and you find Muslims in that same country, let's take China for instance, you take Chinese Muslims,
they are very distinct from the other Chinese, the other Chinese they eat everything.
dogs, cats, and when they got some Chinese, that when their relatives die, they don't bury them, they cook them and eat them.
So you have some Chinese who have no rules. They are filthy people, absolutely filthy people, even to the degree that in most of China, when someone becomes 65 or 70 years old, they have no use anymore, they put them to sleep.
This is the kind of people they are because they're godless and heedless people. On the other hand, you have 180 million Chinese in China,
who have a love for the Prophet so a lot of them and you'll find them emanating the same behavior, love for the elderly, love for the youth. You see them cutting their fingernails and trimming themselves and have loving the perfume and wearing clean clothing and praying five times a day and making whistle and having the good manners of the Quran and the Sunnah. What's the difference? The difference is the acculturation of the Quran and the Sunnah.
This is the same in every country, you will find. You will even find this difference within a family,
a family, a Muslim in the family, a Kaffir in a family, you'll find the difference right there. Why because Islam began as a stranger, it will return as a stranger. And so the prophets Lawson said he give glad tidings to the strangers.
Dear brothers and sisters and guests among the non Muslims.
We have a challenge in front of us and that challenge is clear and imminent.
The first challenge that we have in front of us is to come back to Islam. That's the first challenge.
Those of us who are away from Islam and I don't mean away from your name. I don't mean away from your culture. I don't mean away from your family. I don't mean away from your language. I mean away from the Qaeda of Islam. If because if you're away from the appeal of Islam, you are away far away.
No one has an attachment to Islam at all if they have no attachment to the leader. And what is the arcade the arcade is very clear. And Islam is Islam ally Beto hate when NPI doula will be taught it.
And Islam means
surrender and submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala according to the rules that he gave to us to His Messenger sallallahu Sallam which is called a tohave This is our worship. Well MPR doula who surrendering to him giving up having no resistance, not offering your ideas, not offering your opinions, not offering your culture not offering anything.
But responding as a loss upon without us is a study Buddhist Bula will literally
respond to alarms respond to his messages, a lot of snam when he calls you to that which gives you life because this al Qaeda of Islam is what gives us life. Outside of Islam, even though you're Muslim, you're among the dead.
This was the last panel that he characterizes for us. So our first challenge as Muslims come back to the era of Islam if you don't know who what it is
Find a student of knowledge, find the scholar, have them to explain it to you like you would go to a doctor. If something was wrong with your mind or something was wrong with your body or you were vexed in your spirit, you would go to a doctor. You would not talk to each other.
When you are away from the Akita of Islam, you need a doctor. So Allah subhanaw taala says first Allahu Allah Vickery in quantum ledger, Allah moon.
So as those who know, if you don't know,
the other challenge is called the intellectual challenge. We have several challenges. One is an intellectual challenge that the Muslims have to face. And what is this intellectual challenge?
Let me just name a few of them, that has happened to the Muslims.
The intellectual challenge includes that Muslims have allowed themselves to be dominated in many ways. And we have to reverse this reversing the conspiracy of the Kufa
what is their conspiracy from an intellectual point of view, domination of the media
domination over the educational institutions, just like this one,
established in schools and universities directly supervised by kaphas in their own countries, setting up parties that adopt Western civilization to oppose Islam,
sponsoring those whom they call the elite
to give fatwas against the Quran and the Sunnah.
funding the educational scholarships that is giving Muslims funding to come to institutions, so their minds can be contaminated, penetrated, so that they can be dominated, so that when they go back to their families, they don't know their families and their families don't know them.
Destroying the Arabic language so that Muslims feel ashamed to speak the Arabic language, because once the Muslim feels ashamed to speak the Arabic language, it means they feel proud to speak another language. When you feel proud to speak another language, another foreign language, but you feel reserved in speaking Arabic, you have destroyed your whole foundation, your relationship with the Quran and the Sunnah is destroyed, and your love for the older man, the fuqaha has been destroyed.
Then there is the economic challenge
that comes in the form of dominating all the raw materials in the Muslim country so that the Muslims themselves, they don't even own the natural resources in their countries any longer. I'll give you an idea. I'll give you an instance.
In 1974, Nigeria, was the third largest oil producing nation in the world.
does not own its own auto reserves, which is still the third largest in the world, but BP and shell and Exxon owns all the rights of the oil in Nigeria, they take the oil out of it, and after that they sell it back to the Nigerian government who did that the IMF
and the World Bank, these are the cafe's, we're dealing with
second making the dollar whether it is the Australian dollar, or the French dollar or we call them dollars, but we know they call them different currencies, making the currency in the West prevalent as a source of value and eliminating the goal
because when gold becomes the standard, the countries who have the goal become what the possesses of the wealth, but they trick the world and they took the currency and made it the wealth. And so then they took the wealth paper dollars and then they took in bought the gold from those countries with paper. So they took the gold and they own it now all the gold is in Fort Knox in some other places and they gave those people currency then after they gave them the currency they depreciate the currency through wars. Then they told them now you can borrow more currency okay at 20%. And so now they own the country.
continuing to make developing countries, markets for consumption. So we are the Muslims become consumer societies. They don't produce anything.
Drowning the developing countries with compound interest through the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
And we can go on. But we don't have the time
dealing with political struggle.
The first and foremost
challenge that has to be reversed was the destruction of the Laffer in 1924.
Because even when the Muslim khilafah that is the global Islamic State Administration leadership, even when it was corrupt,
even when it was weak, still the head was on the body.
And the Muslims had a reference,
meaning that a strong person could become the lead alpha, and then the strength will come back. But now that the head is decapitated from the body, it doesn't matter what's the strong person or not? How can the body move around and govern anyone without a head on the shoulders?
So this was one.
In addition to that,
the establishment of the Jewish state and Palestine, to use it as a satellite to control that part of the world that has two thirds of the oil reserves for the entire planet. It's simple. It was a geopolitical economic move has nothing to do with race or culture or religion. No more so than the issue in Iraq has to do with Saddam Hussein.
The issue is purely geopolitical economic. today.
If war erupts in Iraq, more than 3000 missiles will be rained upon Iraq in the course of 66 hours, and more than a half a million people will be killed.
Can you tell me
how the lives of a half a million people
or equal to a leader Saddam Hussein if America was able to go into South America and pull out what was the guy's name general
America was selling drugs with Noriega, but then Noriega flipped on them.
So they went in and took this man from his country, brought them out and put them in jail for life in their country. So why didn't we just go into Iraq and pull out saddam? No, they need to go into Iraq.
Why? Because you will find that in a matter of six months after the war, the prices in the oil will go down. And as we speak, right now, there are 27 mega companies, mega companies who are bidding for contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq. What does it have to do with Saddam Hussein and democracy,
for implementing their own political systems,
in order to replace the system and the possibility of Islam?
dividing the Muslim community, dividing the Muslims into independent states, giving them their own so called sovereignty, you see, they tell each one of them, you can have your own sovereignty, why should why you need the lever, you will have your own sovereignty, make your own King,
but you will buy our goods,
we will float our currency,
your money and your goal will be controlled by us. And our banks will interact and set up banks in your country and we will control the industry in your country. So you only need sovereignty. And then what they did is they give those people whom they choose as leaders as much as they want to fill their stomachs in their houses.
And they create poverty among the people among the masses.
The challenge that Muslims have also includes a military
alternative in Islam that is a military alternative. We don't say it's an alternative that we resort to without knowledge without a basis. No, we don't say that. That was the motion, but no one can eliminate Jihad from the options from the mandate of Islam. Allah subhana wa tada said to us in the Quran, hello doula Kamala D gelatin tune g komen. Ali
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Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He ordered for us and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned to us in a very clear a hadith that jihad is the uppermost
tenets of Islam because it is through Jihad All the rest is protected.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave to us a Hadith, a very well known Hadith and I'll just say it to you in Arabic for the sake of an English for the sake of the time. He said the time will come when the nations of the world as they have they are doing today will gather around you,
as the United Nations are doing today.
Like they gather like a hungry group of people will gather around a plate of food when it is put in their midst. Meaning that the nations will come around the Muslim nations and choose from them like it's a buffet.
What do you like today? You'd like Iraq or you'd like Iran. You like Somalia? You like Afghanistan? You like Kashmir? Or you like Egypt? You like you like you like Syria or you like Lebanon, which one you want today? Well, what they have in the ground was the benefit, what we'll be able to do with it. So like checkers, or like chess, or whatever the case they pick and choose, because why the Muslims have no substance. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said this would come about
for a reason. The Companions asked him Yasuo law, because when did this had these come? It comes after Tomek after the conquest of Mecca. The Muslims are the most powerful at that time. It's strange, what he said there are some moments you have a loss of loss and will we be at that time in the minority? Will we only be a few he said no, but antrum Hina isn't at that time you will be
a great number and the majority as we are today 1.41 point 6 billion people.
But he says however, your enemies, they will have no respect nor any fear of you.
You see, and the balance of power comes for two reasons not because of your culture, because they like to who you are, where you are and this and that and so on. So, your intellectual know two things, either they respect you, because they can see you like this here or they feel you
two things, they will not respect you and they will not feel you. The other thing is that you will have substance no better or no you will have no substance like the substance of the ocean when it comes onto the shore. Like he said he was saying like the bubbles on the seat when it goes into the show and goes back out. What does it leave? bubbles, foam trash. This is the this is the consistent situation of the Muslims. And the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam mentioned this for what reason how this will come about because
Allah subhanaw taala will strike inside of you one. What is one?
These were Arabs. They didn't know what is Why? He said hope but dunya will qura here to remote
attachment towards the dunya preoccupation with the dunya and a hatred to die even to be wounded in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala
is a cultural and a missionary one.
It's a nationalistic patriotism man made legislation
controlling the media and educational institutions fostering morality godlessness and rebellion, adapting secularism, democracy and gender mixing,
promoting a casual cultural attachment to the Quran and the Sunnah until
What are the geopolitical realities one, dominance in industry like dominance by the get
control of currency through IMF and World Bank dominance in military dominance in education and technology, dominance in Communication and Media?
How do the Muslims revive and recover from that? One we revive through therapy education, we revive to test gear we revive through moral purification. We revive ourselves through social regulation, physical and intellectual training, development of resources, our own resources and our own institutions. My conclusion.
domination of the world by Western civilization is blatant, undeniable and an undeniable reality. The paralysis and the trauma it has caused among the Muslims is another tragic reality.
The positive aspect is that Islam has always proved to be resilient and self restoring. The Muslims must engage in dialogue, competition and struggle together.
tain ascendancy, in their given societies and in the world, they must reverse the effects of global conspiracies was threatened or was threatened and contaminate them. And they have to ignite a pure Akita based revival movement worldwide. Inevitably, they must entertain the science, the science, the sacrifice, necessary to reestablish the philosopher and to reconstruct the geopolitical reality of the Islamic State.
They must do all of this while remaining dignified, honorable, peace loving, standing for justice, productive and law abiding. And this is very important.
They must do all of this, while remaining as the profits of the last him characterized us as what dignified people wherever we are, honorable, peace, loving, standing for justice, productive and law abiding citizens of whatever societies they may live in. This is their challenge. And this is their responsibility, which includes integrating the good of both civilizations while demonstrating the message of Islam through their behavior. And through their organized and dynamic our
dear brothers and sisters, I wish that the time would have permitted for me to,
to give more details on this topic and God willing, if Allah subhanaw taala saw wills, that we will meet another time in which I might be able to do so because this is one of the topics that that I usually do not speak upon in the public.
I don't speak upon it in the public too much. Why? Because the Muslims themselves are pablum people. You know what that means?
when the baby is born. After the baby drinks from the breast, the next thing the baby eats is pablum.
It's not ready for steak.
There are many Muslims, they want to jump right to the state. let's establish the Islamic State. What about the khilafah? Let's do jihad. Let's do this. Let's talk about that. What about songs and so on. So this is state talk.
Same people, I always say to them, brother, let's talk about that after fudger.
Because if you can't get out of your bed to make fudger,
you're not going to be
you're going to be in the way when it comes to an Islamic State or jihad.
You can't beat the sheets.
And if your wives can't get you out of the bed for fudger, then they are co conspirators.
So we have to reform and revive ourselves.
And we have to concentrate on that for a few years.
Then we will call back to ourselves and we will become qualified to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we become mursaleen, Allah will answer us. But right now the law is not answering us. And that's why the masiva is coming over and over and over. We have to reform ourselves, revive ourselves, then allow will give back to us the mandate, and then we can reform and revive the world wakulla County structure la de la Come on Sarah monokuma.
threats facing the challenges.
Today, it's clear obviously in the long term that we've not solved the issues we get the absence of the same state that you
is what is that we have made the choice between either working or working on it. So
the way I look at it is when we come back to Iceland, obviously that's the fundamental point. But is there a way of responding to all the commandments for loss of power, and some of them will find they will have individual capacity so we can return to the perimeter, others whichever click event may not necessarily apply tomorrow. But the point is, does it have to be a choice between one or the other? Or is it all about responding to all the humanity the last
issue of men hedge
that Islam didn't come last upon without didn't drop the Koran out of the sky all at one time. You could have
as a matter of fact, he could have sent the melodica down with soft just with pigeons. He didn't over 23 years period of time of suffering, consolidation, sacrifice,
kill cheering and being killed, wounded and being wounded. The Quran was revealed and the life of the prophet SAW Sam was was opened up for us.
So there is a minute
A procedure, certain things have more priority than others. I say from my own
small perspective, that what I see among Muslims is that the Muslims need to reform themselves and their behavior. First, we need to know what Islam is, before we say we want to establish it, this, this the need for education. Now what you're doing in the university is academic education, you're not going to become a doctor until you study medicine, you're not going to study medicine, as
a doctor, do you do an internship, you're not going to go to internship to study, you go to medical school, you're not going to medical school, do some preliminary studies. So there's a men hedge on the way, keep the idea in your mind and speak about the fall of the minute, this is all I said.
And the key that is the most important thought homerun hedge, if you don't start off right, you're not going to end up in a bright, one of our scholars who has passed away.
on duty, he said in a book called towards understanding Islam, you cannot plant a mango seed and wish for a orange tree.
It once happened.
And the profits of a lot of them told us in a very good Hadith kulu our men have been net,
it's upon the intentions. So inshallah brother had the very best intentions, all of us should. And I think I was I'll try to be comprehensive in terms of our overall goal. But my suggestion was that we followed them in edge, and we begin with ourselves inshallah.
just to mention a little point that you mentioned in the talk, today, again, channel advice, all the brothers and sisters here
want to speak to people in different organizations, different cultures and different sectors, all the quick comment
in this karate, that's why slim enough and quite diverse on the other side, that does not change that within a nation to that national change.
And then a point that you mentioned, we all think, is one of the most important points that you raised in your lecture, and your previous lectures is about fish in the morning prayer, you know, people are willing to criticize and judge. But if you have a look at the big sentence, I mean, there's no doubt about it.
and especially the present first thing that we're going to be asked,
and how much of us are perfect in our race, it is not a matter of perfecting a phrase is not a struggle, it should be a desire and a love, we should complete, especially the touch of prayer, because the footprints of the father is the most rewarding round, and how much how much like, how much are going up to the present, one of the scholars said, one of the great scholars said the
Chinese, because it's not a matter of trying to get up for flesh. And that is a struggle, struggle. He's trying to get off with the husband prior
to the last era in the wild, cheap, and then enter.
And I just make just one small comment, in addition to that, the message of a loss a loss and said to us that you will know the hypocrites from my alma
because they have a difficult time making the federal and issue fresh in Japan.
So I don't know about Sydney, Australia. But that just gives you what what I see in the world as a generality.
And of course, the prayer in German as for the men, but for the woman is inside their homes, it's better for them. But generally, do you know what the percentage is for Muslims praying the prayer not here, but in Mecca, even in
a city which is 100% Muslim supposed to be anyway, if it's anonymous of America, he snuck in.
So in Mecca, maybe only one out of 100 people
is getting up out of their beds and coming to the master to prefetcher. So what do you think is Sydney, Australia? Maybe 1600 1000 people here in Sydney, Australia, there may be 400 people in all the messages together for federal prayer.
So now, I said I say that all those were strong feelings, strong condemnations and strong aspirations and ambitions and voices.
Let's meet at Pfizer and talk about those issues. If we can't meet that, those times, you can't talk. Keep quiet because that's what you
Struggling with and as with all of us are struggling with. And this is not based upon what card it feels is based upon the indication of the profit. So all of a sudden, we have to build this love for the budget prayer and the issue pray in our hearts because this is the heartbeat of the deen the salon in the salons of Canada, Nina keytab and Maputo fix this date of times. So thank you for your advices Shut up.
So what do you think?
If I understood what you what you said, first of all, the blessing, the blessing of all actions in Islam is with the Jamaat.
We don't say that the individual does not act on their own so many things the individual can do to elevate themselves, they can do
many things you can do on your own, but the blessing is in the Jamaat, because in the Jamaat the Shura,
something that you will not think of yourself, when you're in the Jamaat, someone else we'll think of the other thing is the individual cannot regulate themselves. With this, there will be an Amir, someone will govern, someone will, somebody will have accountability. So I say that all of us individually, exercise the novel,
spending more money in the way of our spending more time in the way of a lot, a seek more knowledge in the way of the last $1 join committees and do all the things and study and do everything you can do but the blessing is in the gym. So seek to do whatever you're doing in the gym, and even if it's only a small one, I think this was the question about the individual as opposed to the demographics. And of course, again, I go back to the issue, the first thing that we have to try to do sister is is perform the following in Japan
And although we might think this is called fundamentalism, you know, this brotherhood just being over simplistic, there is no replacement for the yeast in the biscuits. If you understand what I said,
you understand what I mean and the eastern bread is no replacement for
you got to have the yeast there otherwise is not going to become bread. So, the fundamentals have got to be maintained. And after that, then we can put the icing on it or we can put up with whatever else we want and we can get more sophistication, but don't forget the basics.
Are we allowed to give
him a gift Oh
of course, but domestic velocity last minute incumbent upon all of us, but only one
teacher in his own universe, yes, you have to do that. But make sure you understand what you're given down upon. you first see the first thing the last panel does did he did what he revealed what knowledge
but by the end, he began with what knowledge.
So, first thing we have to pursue is not as the proper understanding of Islam, not sophisticated issues, but very simple issues. After that, ami will be
acting upon that knowledge.
Then after that, that was really
inviting upon that knowledge and then after that what sub on
the inpatient upon the other which is going to come
as a result of spreading this doubt this this is the stages and this is the fundamental stages that the elements have given to us, we cannot avoid that we cannot just circumvent that is the this the the advice which I have for you and for myself.
So, this is regarding last night's lecture.
You mentioned there are five books. apocrypha, many apocrypha Yes.
Yes, yes, sure, you can go to matter of fact, I'm sure that in
a universal library,
not the actual books, but the actual passage saying that Muhammad will come to know that you can find if you will.
Go into website and put in the word Barnabas. And you'll get the listing the Gospel of Barnabas click on that. Sorry, I know that this is exactly
the book of chapter 16, the son of Solomon are read and keep remembering in English.
This is a different reference. You
know, this is a different reference. she's referring to something I said last night. So I'm responding to that.
The apocrypha, he's right, it means doubtful books, because the church fathers, the Catholic Church in particular, it was doubtful to them because it made reference to what they didn't want to make reference to. So they took it out from the books that they wanted to make reference to, but they are legitimate books, if the rest of them are legitimate. Certainly the Apocrypha is legitimate. I don't use it as a reference, I'm going to say that it is a Christian reference. So Christians need to look at that reference. Okay, because it's there. And it's called the Apocrypha, and one of the books is called the Gospel of St. Barnabas, and Barnabas was one of the historical disciples of Jesus Christ,
he was called blind Barnabas, he happened to be one of the only people that walked with this person who was called Paul, but he didn't know before was because he was blind. You will find a reference to the Prophet Muhammad SAW sin in his gospel directly.
That's the reference, are
there any countries currently?
And if so, which countries?
There are there are several Muslim societies that are implementing different aspects of Sharia.
I would not say there's anyone in the world today, that we would say is an ideal Islamic state in which we can find the comprehensive expression of Sharia in that society.
Because we don't have an ideal world. So we don't have ideal Muslims. And ideal Muslims are the ones that create ideal families and ideal families create ideal societies, and I decided to create ideal governance. But certainly This doesn't mean that the Sharia is buried someplace. And that it is in the past, it is not.
There are many countries, I would say, three or four countries that we could use as a reference where it is a Sharia based system.
One One is Saudi Arabia, if you become a Muslim, you can, you can go there, and you can make Hajj or without even going there. You can look to there. You can go to the Saudi embassy. With they got it. They have an embassy here. Right. And they'll provide you with some I think they have some software. There. They'll show you what the basis of the relationship between their government and Sharia what effectually has upon their government and the implementation of their laws in the legislation, as it surely are based. I don't say that they are governed by Sharia completed. Yes.
Yes, I'm sorry, I use
a question. Okay. My question was relating to going back to the original sources and finding out the truth.
Now, in relation to any political or ideological divisions that might occur within the history of
Islam itself is very clear on what is now
I know, this is probably general knowledge to most of us, but the first thing is the Shahada, Suboxone and how to approach it.
So what is most important to understand as a Catholic,
what's important to understand is that this is what constitutes a Muslim and anything else is irrelevant. And this is the original source, this is what we say. So to me, this is what makes a Muslim men as the Prophet said, also is not a Muslim,
brother or sister.
So I want to make this clear, because some of the comments that were made
can be alienating any Muslims.
You it can be very discouraging.
That's what the law says. The commandment allows us to come first. That brotherhood and sisterhood is what's most important and tells us what's the most.
The second question was in relation to the cat can I respond to the first comment?
First of all, sister will never watch it.
But the the the autocannon
Lambda five again. This This comes from a hadith lunia Islam, Allah from universities, you know what it means right booni and Islam other function. So Islam is built upon five pillars.
So as Muslims we live to try to establish these five pillars in our lives. But this is not the all of this level is simply because you make the Shahada to to try to do that this doesn't mean that's it, you become a Muslim and that's it. No,
this is not the case. No, the sources of Islam is not the five pillars.
Okay, then, I do want to make this clear. Because in my references that may alienate some people, I'm referring to the core and the sudden knowledge of the quarter urn and the soul and understanding the Akita base, because the again the basis what it doesn't mean, just imagine that you say, I accept the Quran, I accept Mohammed Salah swim, but no, if you reject the quote, and if you reject the verses of the Quran, if you if you reject the law of the Quran, your life, you don't accept the Quran, if you
Yes, and I'm not saying that.
saying that they're the basic tenants of what
should basically believe and the actions of
every person for themselves in terms of what they do. That's, that that's intrinsically not correct. At all. This is not this was something taken from the unbelievers that this whole issue of as long as we have the five pillars of Islam, and that's what makes them Muslim, just a moment, as long as we take the five pillars of Islam, and we're all Muslims. And after that domains, it's a person individual choice, but they do it. Nobody should have to comment about that. No, there is accountability.
There's accountability, you are as a Muslim, you are accountable to somebody in a Muslim country, the only reason you become an individual as you do personified individuality, because you live in a country that has made individuality of religion. In Islam, you have an accountability, it is not just a matter for instance, I give you let me give you an instance, because won't take too much time. But other people have questions. I give you an instance, after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam passed away.
Some of them, there was a group of people who said to Alibaba,
they want to pay the capital pet to themselves. That
is the only individual feeling of the profit loss and was not able to pay this account to ourselves will not give it to you. What
about those people didn't leave them to the individual feeling, but they thought about it, certainly they were Muslims, you're about to throw them alone.
This account is one of the pillars of the Islam,
you will pay in the same way it was paid during the time of the Prophet. So a lot of them well, I will wage war on you, and I will take it from you.
So although I may have a button with a very mild mannered person, usually, Ahmad was a very militarized military person. And others would say to
Muslims, are you going to wage war on them? He said, if they change their Shahada, will they be Muslims?
No. If they don't pray, will they be Muslims? No, if they don't fast, will they be Muslims? No, if they don't make it, they won't say they won't make hard. Will they be Muslims? No. So if they don't pay the soccer, they are not Muslims, they are motivated, they are pastors. So sister, this is a very fundamental issue that we have to deal with. That we cannot be looking at Islam as an individual issue, that once I become a Muslim, take my Shahada. That is my own individual, nobody should put any pressure upon me, let me do something different. You are Muslim, this doesn't apply to you. There is accountability of the religion. We don't feel this accountability because we live
in a country that tells you that every individual is for themselves. That's not true. Now, maybe you meet exactly all of that. But I tell you what I can do for you. I'll be here for another four days. I'll give you my email. You can stop in another time and I will discuss this matter a little further. Or I will refer you to somebody who has better knowledge than myself, because this is a very dangerous issue. Very sensitive issue. And I just want you to take this, just take that advice from me about it and I'm just sent you with the best of my ability, and I'm putting the best instruction on what you've said.
Can you find out
the Dow was down means by definition
It means calling, inviting people towards the last panel data is calling people towards the Dean of the last panel data quality towards the Akita of Islam,
calling them towards what you are upon.
It's an invitation, a loss of power dialysis call to the way of your Lord was way of the Lord but this is a deal of your Lord Seville of your Lord is at this land, what is Islam call to the Quran called the center, call it to the Akita of Islam call to the way of Allah subhana wa Taala with wisdom and beautiful preaching. Sure, everyone has to do this, this is this is upon you and upon me, we don't have just, we don't have any clergy in this land. Some specific people, you know, some who whose role is ecclesiastical role is to do our know, every individual must do the work of Dawa. But once they receive some knowledge, of course of what knowledge you have, you have to share it, you
have to give it because Islam for you, and I as a treasure, Allah gave that to us, we have to share that face with other human beings, it's our job, and you as a sister should do it to your ability. And I like to say to you, as a sister, you may have a greater responsibility upon you, maybe then some men why because the population of women today
in the in the modern in the Western world today, women are 2.5. And the ratio
to male and female that is, but if you take that ratio in another way, if you take the men who want to be women,
that as 3.5.
If you add the men who don't want a wives at all, then that makes 4.5 if you take the men this fighting,
war then available, that's 5.5. If you take the menace in jail, that 6.5 we take drugs and drink alcohol, that's 7.5. So I mean, this is a tremendous ratio when it comes to the issue of data. And I'm sharing some social statistics with you that
of those into Islam 65% of those that enter Islam, in the UK, and in the USA, in particular 65% are women.
And this come from one on one doubt by women,
that brothers giving data, it's one on $1 by women, just like yourself. So yes, you you have the same obligations that I have.
Okay, I'll briefly just address that. Just you know, let me give you a couple of statistics and I used to just take some time to explain issues. In America normally on an annual basis about 42,000 people accept Islam on a jet generally every year in the UK, about 12 to 15,000. Accepted slammed every year. What I found, according to
verifiable statistics, is that since September 11 in America, 78,000 people accepted Islam. In the UK, 26,000 people accepted Islam.
Myself, as myself working within my institution, according to my ability in the last 10 years.
I know that our institution has given at least 5000 Shahada just on an average of what 500 a year is it?
Well, since September 11, he pointed the finger for 1476. Actually, it's now 15 123.
So since September, the 11th Islamic teaching Institute has delivered 1523.
Now this is not because this is not because we have some extraordinary capabilities is because this is one of the concentrations that we use, I say that you and each one of us should take 30 minutes a day.
and examine yourself, your capability and your resources. Your colleagues, your neighbors,
your coffee, or your colleagues and neighbors and your co workers, target them.
Spend 30 minutes a day talking to them about Islam, engage them about Islam, but you have to make the intent to do it. And you will find maybe it will be difficult for the first week for the first month. But after you do it for about three months after the minister is going to it's going to be easy for you after a while you will be able to do it for an hour a day. And I guarantee your sister inshallah, if you make the attempt to give down this way, you will on average, you yourself are on average give one Shahada every three months at least. And think about this here. Suppose the 400,000 Muslims in Sydney or let's put this suppose to 150,000 adult Muslims in Sydney, Australia. Suppose
each one of them gave one shot a year. Not every three months, one every year.
How would that affect this country?
So dow is a very powerful tool, but as much neglected and most misunderstood by the Muslims as a problem.
I hope that
because there's two more questions in the survey here on the right, okay, I think my wish, take another one from the brothers,
five sisters in a row.
give them advice.
Because the religions advice we can't, we're not in position to force anything on people. And we don't want to condemn Muslims. And we don't want to antagonize Muslims, we want to advise them. And the best way for you to advise someone is to develop a relationship with them, because nobody's gonna accept something from you, if you have remote relationship with them. develop good relationships with your Muslim brother, if you differ, even with him differ with dignity,
and continue to advise each other because we're not going to rebuild the situation. And we're not going to to resolve all the problems in a day
and be tolerant. One of the major
behavioral assets of the prophets, a lot of Islam was toleration.
The person that has toleration has wisdom.
And toleration is a part of patience, that's being able to bear with something that is disagreeable to you, repugnant to you, even an enemy or insult, see being able to bear with that without reacting. And this is very, very important at a time right now. Because the unbelievers will be pushing buttons to see if they can get reaction. And if they get the right reaction is going to have a very adverse reaction on all of the Muslims. So I say to all of us, be patient and be more than patient,
express an exhibit tally to Sharla.
Tell them to feel lost.
That's what we tell them. When you hear Muslim slandering, scholars,
defaming scholars, even speaking ill about them, tell them to feel a loss of clinical data.
we don't if we if we disagree with something that a scholar says we can disagree, we can because they're not Muslim. They they're not perfect human beings. But if but if we eliminate the scholars, if we slander a scholar who we want to replace with him, then
now just tell that person to feel a loss of planula Darla, and that's the best thing that we can do.
Because it's bad behavior.
It's bad behavior slandering the scholars is worse than a person slandering their own father or mother.
I think we can take one more question. Okay.
What's your message?
What my advice to Muslims who choose to live in the West as opposed to in a Muslim country?
generally, there is three reasons. First of all, that legitimate as a Muslim to be living in the Western countries. They came here for some knowledge, which they intend to obtain and go back to their countries.
Or they came here to be treated for some disease or some medical situations they have their families. And once they receive that, or they have the cure the situation they will go back, or they came here for dour, in which case as long as they are engaged in Tao, they can stay.
So that's just a general factor that is already established, very clear. This is some reasons why it gives legitimacy for Muslims, but those Muslims who just simply go to the Western countries to Catholic countries, to get a better life, to have asylum and safety and to raise their families up and to enjoy that culture. And under that umbrella.
Shame on them,
they will have they will answer loss of data for that. But the case is what it is dealing with the reality of it. We are here, living in these countries, whether we were born here or not, I say that what we should do is and I think this is the last part of my statement, when I talked, I said we should try to integrate the best of what society has when civilization has with Islam, integrated to the best of your ability, do so with your behavior, select from the best, the message of a loss of loss and he sent some physical bangers if you can remember to Hamish, you say he said them there. Because he said that what there was a king there who was known to be just he was not oppressive. He
was a citizen were to engage in their culture. There wasn't sending them there to live there indefinitely. He was sending them there temporarily, you know, so we saw that because it was the better it was the the lesser of the two evils. So I just advise us to take from the zero of the profits, a lot of us to them, and to use our behavior,
use our behavior to show what Islam is to other people. And at the same token, use the treasure of Islam
to complement ourselves as opposed to the culture of the country that we live in.
What can we do in this case?
Okay, in this regard, sister, man, you probably know better than I do with the brother here, he can refer you that you have
right here in the city who can give you a factor on this issue. And you may not like what they say, because people like to go to scholars like they go to a restaurant.
But I say first.
When you don't know something, go to the people of Vicar of the people of the Quran and the Sunnah, and they will be able to tell you me I cannot offer a fatwa, but I might be able to relate something upon one of those situations. I just say to you, again, those Muslims who find themselves by choice or otherwise living among the non Muslim people should guard their behavior. That's number one, they should be upon the dialogue. Number two, and they should be committed to reforming themselves and therefore contributing towards a revival.
Why is it that when we ask the simple question,
what is the purpose of our lives?
Why do we get so many different answers?
Is because people haven't really thought about it.
It's too frightening.
Not the question itself is frightening. But what's frightening is that if we answer it, clearly, it may change our lives. indelibly and we are afraid of change.
And now we have discovered that every part
creation that has been discovered is inside of a drop of water.
What the Quran already said that to us 1500 years ago, that we created everything in every single thing from water. The Quran said that
we want to talk this evening about
Jesus, the son of Mary,
and his phenomenal birth.
that very few human beings, whether Muslims or Christians have any argument about
we believe in our Koran makes it clear for us and confirms for us that Jesus Christ in fact, he was born without the intervention of sperm.
that his mother, Mary, that bless it woman, she became pregnant by the word of God.
No man touched her.
or homicides are committed every 19 minutes.
And two rates are committed every seven minutes.
And they are three robberies
every 59 seconds.
There are 257,000 children that are legally or illegally aborted. That is 257,000 children are killed in the womb.
21 million children
are born every year out of wedlock, who do not know their mothers and fathers
or who do not know whom they are fathered by
2.8 million suicides every year of human beings who find no reason to live with these kinds of social problems inside of their own boundaries inside of their own governments and their own institutions. How can they
bring peace to the world?
It doesn't make sense.
Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds you and to me, that whatever good happens, it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if something else happens, this is from our own hands.
Allah subhanho wa Taala he has ordered you and I to enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong.
And when we cease to do that, we don't enjoy the right. We don't enjoy enjoying it, we don't enjoy the right we don't forbid the wrong then Allah subhanho wa Taala promise that he will visit us a calamity from himself.
when the calamity happens, or you are punished, and the receiver comes upon you and you call upon Allah, He will not answer.
What do the Muslims of today expect?
The character of the Muslim is the most important part of the Muslim.
Not what he or she says not only what he or she waves,
not where they come from, or who their mother or father is or grandfather, not the country they live in, or for that matter if they live next to the Kaaba is not important at all.
It is the character because the character is the actual fruit.
And we can remember on the occasion, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam invited his companions to make a sacrifice in the way of a loss of Hannah Watada
Under Armour called Bob.
He bought half of his wealth
and he considered this to have been
a major sacrifice
and he was very proud of that.
But when Abu Bakar de la and came Abu Bakar.
He brought all of his
And when the prophets of the law one of them asked abubaker
what he had left for his family? What was the response of abubaker odilon. He said, a loved one a solo,
align His messengers a lot of sense. And it was by the suggestion of the order of the profits of the last time that Abu Bakr took back some of his wealth for his family.
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
that there was no one from among the Muslims,
who displayed his loyalty to a lot His messengers, civilize them similar to that of Abu Bakar.
So Allah Subhana, WA Tada. He said, yes, definitely, who, who is better, who is more excellent
than the one that calls towards the loss of power dialer, not just calling, not just shouting, not just arguing?
Well, I'm sorry. But they are acting upon what they are calling, they are setting a precedent for what they are calling to.
They have established a behavior, a paradigm and example to what they are calling to. And they openly say, announce a Muslim.
We're oceans and rivers meet, does the ocean take over the river, it doesn't, although the ocean might be five times six times, eight times 10 times larger than a river.
And, you know, if you took two bodies of water,
and you put a funnel in between them,
what would happen, the larger body would have solved the smaller body weight today.
But in the case of the ocean, in the river, it doesn't happen because a law said he put a bus up, so they do not overcome each other. And one of our
Jacques Cousteau who passed away now he was a marine biologist.
He was able to film
under the ocean, where the rivers meet the ocean. And the river meets the ocean and the ocean meets the river and they go back.
They meet and they go back. So therefore the river is returned back to itself and the ocean returns back to itself and they do not overcome each other. How did the Prophet know that?
Islam has five fundamental pillars, the first of which is to bear witness that there's none of your worship except Almighty God, consistent with
the first commandment given to Moses, consistent with
the first commandment that Jesus Christ also said, is the greatest of the commandments to Israel, the Lord thy God is one. Absolutely one, not the number one.
Not the number one that could be divided into 123
not the number one that could be multiplied.
But absolutely born, having no one Besides, no other God Besides, he or Israel, the Lord thy God is one. And that's your love the Lord thy God with all that heart and all that mind and all thy soul, and thou shalt not worship anyone except the Lord that God, no bow down to any graven images and the heavens on earth or the sea below.
Such said Moses and sunset confirm Jesus Christ and such says the Quran.
This is what we bear witness. And this is the first pillar of Islam and the most important
if war erupts in Iraq, more than 3000 missiles will be rained upon Iraq in the course of 66 hours, and more than a half a million people will be killed.
Can you tell me
how the lives of a half a million people
or equal to a leader Saddam Hussein if America was able to go into South America and pull out what was the guy's name general
America was selling drugs with Noriega, but then Noriega flipped on them.
So they went in and took this man from his country, brought them out and put them in jail for life in their country. So why didn't we just go into Iraq and pull out saddam? No, they need to go into Iraq.
Why? Because you will find that in a matter of six months after the war, the prices in the oil will go down. And as we speak right now, there are 27 minutes
Companies, mega companies who are bidding for contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq, what does have to do with Saddam Hussein and democracy.
If a man
had to get pregnant and have a baby, he would die.
And then on top of that, if he had to look forward to taking care of that child for the next
10 1520 years, and sometime the mother, she's taking care of a grown child,
men who still live with their mothers,
you couldn't do it.
And still, she's taking care of herself. But she's taking care of her husband.
Mere loss upon the reward those sisters
and their law cover their false
male law cause the husbands and brothers and sons to appreciate them, because they are the goodly trees that bear the goodly fruit, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the Quran,
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam he made brotherhood, very sacred, very important is the whole basis of the Muslim society brotherhood. And when there's no brotherhood, believe it, there is no substance among the Muslims.
The first principle and characteristics of dow is that the die has to have knowledge.
Not just ambition,
not just emotional drive, and not just a reaction to some insult that somebody has said, and not just a feeling to want to give down because you know, it's the obligation. All those things are good, and it's all necessary. But without knowledge, what are you going to do, but always show your composure and your willingness to talk to anybody? Because why?
You put your trust in the last panel data from the very beginning. The Messenger of Allah is awesome. He didn't have all the answers. But he put his trust upon law a law says to him for turaco Allah in kuntum