Issues Dividing The Ummah
Channel: Khalid Yasin
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I would like our brother mas Masha Allah to read from the Quran, the primary verses that we will be using for today's discussion. And originally we would recite these ads intermittently that means at different points during the lecture, but because you've been waiting, I would like to brother to read from those ads in sha Allah principali there from the pseudocode and file
the ninth surah of the Quran and they are also from the surah which is called hotjar at the 49th surah of the Quran. So our brother, if he can read this is as he reads to is, I will
read the the translation in sha Allah tala
last panel data he mentioned in the Quran, the believers are only those who when Allah subhana wa Taala is mentioned. They feel a fear a tremor in their heart, and when his Verses are recited to them, they it increases their faith and they put their trust in the Lord.
They perform the Salah, and they spend out of that which we have provided for them. It is they who are believers in truth for them are grades of dignity with their Lord and forgiveness and a generous provision.
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are you who believe,
respond to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is by obeying Him and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he calls you to that which gives you life
and know that Allah subhanaw taala comes in between a person and their hearts
and it is to allow that you are shall all be gathered and fear the fitna.
That is the affliction and the trials that affects not only in particular those of you who do the wrong
and know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is severe in his punishment. And remember, when you were just a few people, and reckoned to be weak in the land, and you were afraid that people might kidnap you, but a law provided you with a safe place. And he strengthened you With his help, and provided you with good things that you might be grateful.
Oh, you who believe the train of Allah and His Messenger sallallahu wasallam and betray not knowingly the Manat, the amanar the things entrusted to you, and all the duties which Allah has ordained for you, and know that your possessions and your children are both a fitna a source of trial. And the loss upon Allah to Allah is Mighty in his reward. Oh, you who believe. If you obey Allah, and fear Allah subhanho wa Taala, he will grant you a photon, that is a criterion to judge between right and wrong. And he will also give you a massage, that is a way for you to get out from every difficulty. And he will expiate, forgive for you your sins, and forgive you and Allah is the
owner of great bounty.
Dear brothers and sisters,
the issue of the division between the Muslims
is a major issue.
One of the main challenges, it is one of the main challenges and perhaps one of the most critical, it is the issue of differences.
This issue is the most critical that is among all the challenges in front of Muslims in the world today. The greatest challenge in front of us
is the challenge of differences. And that is because differences is a challenge to our internal virtue and integrity. It is a source of internal weakness and division. This weakness and division is apparent throughout the Muslim world, in our governments, in our societies, among the scholars, and among the common people like ourselves, these divisions are
ethnic, ideological, political, and personal. Unfortunately, these divisions are so deep and so malignant,
we are unable to respond to the very basic obligations of unity among Muslims. That is,
whenever we talk about the unity of the Muslims, whenever we pray for it, we talk about it. We always end by saying, it cannot happen because of these malignant tendencies and differences. As a result of that. We are scattered we are shattered. The unbelievers they splatters all over the world, and we can do nothing about it. Because the major thing is that inside of us, our hearts, our minds, our resources have been divided.
In tonight's presentation, I would like to touch upon some of these divisions, their manifestations. And finally I would like to propose from the Quran and from the Sunnah of the Prophet Allah Islam solutions because what does it matter?
If we recognize a problem, but we can pinpoint and build some steps towards the solution,
we will hopefully point out some steps that we can take to address these problems.
I would like to state that my comments are not aimed at criticizing or condemning any group or any individuals.
Since I'm a part of the oma
as an individual, I have my obligations, I have my faults, my shortcomings. And so some of the problems also are my problems.
Nor do I intend to disrespect or disregard the genuine efforts, the advice or the contributions of the scholars or the students of knowledge.
I'm addressing the general condition of the oma, as if the oma was a body as the prophets, a lot of them he said.
He said that the Muslim Ummah, is called Jason. There's like a body, it has a head, it has parts, it has a heart, it has organs and vital organs. So if there is a pain anywhere in the body, if there's a sickness anywhere in the body, the body will respond to that sickness and that disease until relief will come to it.
So the prophets of Allah when he was that I mentioned,
that the oma of the Muslims is like a body, it is like a building
of bricks, they meet with each other this way. And if they don't meet with each other This way, the bricks in the building, then those bricks are separate, they are breaking apart, or they are scattered around some type of construction site. And no one here would say if we pass by a construction site, and we saw all the bricks stacked up over here, and some stacked up over there, although we knew this is a construction site, and we see the picture of that building, nobody would say there is a building. No, they would say it's under construction or if it had been torn down they will say it has been demolished. The picture of the Muslims all over the world is like that kind of
picture. a construction site only thing it is a global construction site. And the bricks of the building are scattered everywhere. The hearts the minds, the resources, the materials of the Muslims are spread and scattered all over the world. And no one can see. We are talking the Quran we are talking the Sunnah. We are bringing all the Hadith, the delay, the proofs and the evidences. We're talking about Islam.
But nobody can see the building. And nobody can occupy the building. Because the bricks and the resources and everything that goes inside that building is scattered all over the world.
Today I am addressing the general condition of the oma as if it were one single body.
I'm addressing the general condition of the oma in a form of advice. It is not
I will not say to you that my proposal, my observation that this is the solution. I'm going to offer advice. The first advice is for myself, the Messenger of Allah loves them he said at dinner naziha religious advice, advice and conformance. So, the companions he said
advice and conformance to whom he said littler to Allah,
Wally kitabi, and to his book, while the Rasul Allah He and to his messenger
while the unbuttons remain, and to the leaders, the Imams of the Muslims were matching him and to the generality of the Muslims of which we are a part of.
So, I will be addressing to the best of my ability,
this problem first by an examination, then a diagnosis and then a treatment plan.
would like to also give some Hadith from the prophets a lot of them so that we can put things into context. We heard some is from Allah subhanaw taala and file and we will hear more later on in the talk. But let us listen what the prophet SAW awesome said so we understand the context. Abu Musa Allah Sharia law and he said the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam said, a believer in respect
Back to another believer is like a building whose parts support one another body Muslim.
And Norman Eben Bashir rhodiola one said, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam said, the likes of a believer in their mutual love, mercy and affection is the likeness of a body. When one limb of it complains the rest of the body reacts with sweetness and fever of an armadillo and reported that the message of a loss and a lot of them said the Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He should not wronged him nor surrender him to his enemy, nor leave him to perish unsupported, a loss of power subhanho wa Taala will take care of the needs of anyone who takes care of the needs of his brother. On the day of reckoning, Allah will dispel the anxiety of anyone who dispels the anxiety of another
Muslim on the day of rising Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect and give subtle Allah subhanaw taala give protection and avail to anyone that gives subtle protection and the veil to a Muslim, Abu huraira rhodiola and reported that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Do not envy one another, do not beat against one another.
Do not raise the price on one another. And do not give the intention upon any woman that your brother has already made the intentions upon or do not even go to seek to buy or benefit from something you know that your brother has a desire to buy or benefit from. Do not turn your backs on one another, do not sell against the sale of anyone. That is do not boycott one another. He said and none of you should sell against the sale of another one be slaves of a law. That is the brothers. The Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He should not wronged him. He should not leave him unsupported nor should he scorned him, nor should he disappoint him fear Allah, the fear of a law he
said a taqwa hoonah taqwa is here inside the chest, and he pointed to his chest three times. It is enough evil for a man to have Hilda to have hatred and scorn towards his Muslim brother, whoever they may be. Everything the prophet SAW last them said everything concerning a Muslim is sacred to another Muslim, his blood, his property and his honor, his blood,
meaning himself and his family, his property meaning his resources and his money, as well as his honor, that is his honor and his reputation. Abu rajala Juan reported that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, beware of opinion, opinion is the false kind of speech. Do not spy and do not pry. Do not be rivals or envy of one another. Do not hate one another do not show enmity to one another. Do not turn your backs on one another be slaves of Allah and brothers. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, on the authority of Jabara de la one who said,
a Muslim is the one whose tongue and hands, the Muslims are safe.
Dear brothers and sisters,
in this presentation, we cannot possibly exhaust this subject. Rather, we can only treat the matter within the context of the time therefore I request you to be patient and tolerant. There are several manifestations of division among the Muslims, and they are actions and behaviors that contribute to these divisions. One, and probably one of the most profound and poisonous is the issue of a severe and tomia.
A severe it means nationalism, and
tribalism, Muslims, waving their flags, Muslims being proud of where they come from Muslims always saying putting your name putting a country putting some kinds of ethnicity before Islam saying I am American Muslim. I am a Pakistani Muslim. I am an Australian Muslim. I am an Iraqi Muslim. I am a Saudi Muslim. I am a Lebanese Muslim. I am a Nigerian Muslim. No. We should never ever, ever put anything before Islam. You can say I am a Muslim from Nigeria. I am a Muslim from America. I'm a Muslim from Lebanon. Why? Because where you from really doesn't matter. What matters is that we are Muslims.
Tamia tribalism, even Muslims from the same country. Muslims who are from the same ethnicity. When they come in, they live in a place they settle according to tribe
They live in the east, the tribe that lives in the West, the tribe from the north, the tribe from the south, the tribe that eats this tribe that has this culture, tribes that had historical conflicts among themselves, they continue those conflicts even when they move to another place. So this is called a phobia and Albania.
It is something that Muslims do, innocently. By habit. Even when they enter the mosque, you will find Muslims look for somebody who looks like them.
A Muslim look to sit by somebody who talks like them. A Muslim only invite somebody to their house, who is from their place. A Muslim seems to seek loyalty and support and to live next to someone who eats his food and dresses like him and talks his ledger, his dialect. This is signs of ignorance. This is signs of defeat. This is signs of weakness. This is signs of disease. This is signs of Jamelia.
But we have been told,
we have been told by our conquerors, we have been told by those people who have sponsored us, we have been told by those people who have entered our homes, our hearts and our lands, we have been told by those people that this is good for us. This is the way that we can be identified. This is the way we can be distinguished and we believe them because they give us something for it.
This ignorance of Serbia and komiya is the ignorance and poison, which is one of the main ingredients of division and pollution among the Muslims today. If we don't stop it, if we don't speak about it, then we are contributing to our own death. And we are contributing to the erosion and the stagnation of Islam.
It is the element that the non Muslim conspirators, they use it to separate us. They use it to divide us they use it to undermine the countries they use. They use it to undermine our communities. They use it to undermine the individuals among the Muslims.
We have been given special names by the kuffaar. We have been given special flags by the kuffaar. We have been given distinct countries by the kuffaar with independent constitutions and governments by the kuffaar and that is how we see each other.
There was a time when no matter where Muslim lived.
They knew there was one halifa
they knew there was one authority.
They knew there was one oma
and there was no need for any flag.
The flag of the Muslims is La ilaha illallah wa Muhammad Rasulullah.
It doesn't have any emblems.
It doesn't have any special letters.
It is not for any special people. It is a global oma
is Ahmed is chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala
Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is the Gambia
and every other characteristic that it has, is underneath it, it is beneath it, it is subordinate to it.
It is a Kaffirs
who came and undermined the hereafter
and used Muslims to destroy the khilafah
and then get a promise from those same Muslims never to establish the hereafter.
And it is those same people who promised this who waved the flags.
It is those same people who themselves formed their own constitutions. It is those same people who told you and me that we are distinct countries. And there is those same people that belong to the United Nations and who took their constitution of Islam who took the Quran and the Sunnah and put it under the Charter of the United Nations, those same people.
those is the people who broke with the loyalty of Islam.
We don't need to say who they are. They have broken with the loyalty of Islam. And we are following them as a lizard follows another lizard into the hole.
We Muslims see ourselves as part of the global community of the United Nations. So when something happens to us, we
The enemies of Islam rape us, kill us. Go inside our homes and rip out our natural resources. Step on the Quran, disrespect us. Go inside our Masjid destroy us. Who do we ask for help? There is no.
no halifa no global authority? Who do we ask for help, we go to the United Nations. And they are the very ones who have collaborated against us.
Because our Serbia and Colombia, they already know that this is the tool to use against the Muslims,
The second point I want to say to you, which may not be as obvious as the first one is Tory fear and nasiha.
and not fear, what is fear? Fear is groupism ideological groups. So all the Muslims, if they say I'm Muslim, the next thing they say, it's not enough that I am American Muslim.
It is not enough. I'm Iraqi Muslim, Nigeria Muslim. No, now I have to be I have to be Sufi, or I have to be Salafi. Or I have to be Sunni, or I have to be Shay, or I have to be Wahhabi, or I got to be Allawi. Or I got to be this odd that it's not enough that we are Muslims upon the tohave of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Muslims upon the monotheism of Ibrahim al Islam, that we are Muslims upon the Quran and the Sunnah. Now we have to distinguish ourselves from the other Muslims, and we have to call ourselves certain names.
And even when those names are justified, and yes, Muslims, sometimes a name is justified, because when people have deviants, and people of ignorance is calling themselves dissident that sometimes we got to distinguish ourselves and say, No, because you know, even today, a man, it's not enough for you to be just calling man, cuz men are marrying men and women is married women, we got to be a little bit more clear than that. We can't just say I'm a man, I just gotta say, Well, I'm a man and the real sense.
And I love women.
See, that make it clear. I'm a man in a real sense. And I love women. And I do not have no intimate regards for men.
We have to make a self clear, because we live in an unclear society. So sometimes Muslims have to make themselves clear. And I understand that, but we don't have to put no button on our forehead. We don't have to put no no nothing across our chest. We don't have to call the mosque that we don't have to then start saying other Muslims. You gotta call yourself this. Are you not with us? like george bush said, if you're not with us, you must be against us. Some Muslims have adopted that ideology, that if we don't call ourselves by the same name, they call themselves it means we must be against him. We must be the other camp of Muslims. That is not correct.
We go by the speech of a Muslim, we go by the actions of a Muslim. And even when we have doubt, we have done has not done that we put the best construction on the issue and we give the Muslim the benefit of the doubt. We say he's a good Muslim, Mashallah, she's a good sister, until they manifest something different than we say. There is some weakness in the actions, there's some deviance in their belief.
All Muslims, let me tell you something that you should need to know.
There is a report that's been put out
this report has been developed in America. It is what most of the governments in the world today are using as a ruler and a parameter to judge Muslims to evaluate Muslims to diagnose Muslims. And let me read to you what they have said concerning us.
They The so called non Muslim experts have politically and ideologically grouped us into the following categories. They said that the Muslims of the world have basically four different kinds.
They talk about toy fear, now.
They are fundamentalists.
They are traditionalist, they are modernists and they are secularists. Let me define those terminologies for you.
fundamentalist means those people who are saying we want to go back to the core and the sooner we want to establish the core and the sooner we want to follow the three generations of Islam. No, we do not want bizarre we
Don't want guru. We don't want access. We want Islam, the Quran and the Sunnah and all our actions and that's it. They call us those who say that,
fundamentalists, although in Islam there's nothing called fundamentalism
then they are the traditionalist.
These are the people who also say they found the Quran and the Sunnah, but they hold on to a certain classical tradition. They say we are Wahhabi. They say we are Hanafi. They say we are Shay. They say we are humbly they say we are Shafi. They say we are Maliki, although those four men live in Hamburg, amen Shafi Rahim, Allah, Abu hanifa, Imam Malik, although those are our fathers, those are our scholars. Those are the Mujahideen of Islam and the greatest people who brought to us from those generations, no doubt, but following them blindly as the tradition
is what the category here is people who follow them blindly, and therefore they don't unite with anybody else except those who follow each one blindly. They are called traditionalist, then they are the modernists. The modernists are those who want to make a new interpretation of the Quran.
They want to make a new interpretation of the sooner they want to make a new interpretation of Islam. In fact, they are the people who may want to join all the religions together to have what they call peaceful coexistence. They are the people who call themselves water till at the end that is they want to join with all the religions together Hinduism Buddhism Christianity
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Christianity, Judaism brahmanism. She ism is he ism.
They want to bring all demolitions all together with respect. And everybody want to go down the road together, we will overcome. See
this what we want to do, this call was done at the end, making it sound nice. One World Religion. I don't know who would be the head of that maybe the Pope.
They got the most money, or it might be the mayor of Jerusalem. Or it might be Jacques Chirac. Or it might be Mr. Howard, or it might be Mr. Bush, or it might be whoever we don't know who might become the leader of this new world religion.
But the people who call for that among the Muslims, they are the misguided people, and they have joined the enemies of Islam.
No matter how intellectual they are, no matter how sincere they are, no matter how educated that they are, they have joined the camp of the enemies of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they have said by doing so, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has not given to us the haka.
And that this Deen of the Quran and the Sunnah, and the
wha, and Bara,
the loyalty, and the disassociation, the loyalty for the Muslims and the disassociation of the cafes, that there is nothing like that in Islam, we just go along down the road with whoever is happy with us, we happy with them to
all Muslims, they have come up also with a formula. Not only have they classified us, but they have also come up with a formula to deal with every category and how to create hostility and opposition between the different categories. They have determined that the greatest threat to Western civilization and the contest and the continued dominance of Western culture is the is
is to make sure
that the Muslims never reestablish a global identity and that there is no opportunity ever, ever ever for them to reestablish that he'd ever had me repeat that point to you.
They have determined
that the greatest threat to Western civilization and the continued dominance of Western culture
is to make sure that no nation among the Muslims develop among themselves a global identity. And secondly, they never ever, ever have the ability to reestablish the hidden
Now this is in their protocols. This is what you should understand, this is what they are preserving.
This division is subtle and hidden, meaning that most Muslims wouldn't even know it. Therefore, it is more difficult to recognize then to treat.
The non Muslims who consider themselves as authorities and experts on Islam and Muslims have observed the following. Listen to this, please.
The Muslims in the world are divided into the following basic socio political groups, Asians, Arabs, Africans, those of the Far East, those of the Near East, those of European, American and Australian backgrounds, although those of the minority, those are Slavic and Russian backgrounds, although they are also a negligible population and those of South America, that's what they said, look at the virus. Our objective is to polarize these ethnic groups. That means to keep these ethnic groups from uniting together and exploit their cultural differences. In this way, we can maximize our global agenda, and we can minimize any global threat from them. So panela
Look how clear they are. Look how bold they are, look how blatant they are, and look how accurate they are.
On the issue of ideological and personal differences. This has existed since the first century.
Since the first generation of Islam, Muslims have went through this whole thing of thought and fear. They have went through this whole thing of nasiha
Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned to us in the surah which is called hoogenraad
some warnings about this type of fear and this fear and I would ask my brother
please read to us from the sixth to the 15th of Surah hoogenraad
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Allah subhanaw taala he mentioned in the sutra, which is called alhaja rot from the sixth surah from the sixth Ayah he says, Oh you who believe it fasttech Elia and evil person comes to you with any news, verify it less you should harm people in ignorance. And afterwards you should become regretful for what you have done. And know that among you, there is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam if he were to obey you, and most of what you say, of your opinions, desires, and the news you bring to him in much of the matter, you would surely be in trouble. But Allah has indeed the faith to you and has beautified it in your hearts and has made this belief wickedness and disobedience
to align his message so awesome hateful to you, such as those who are rightly guided
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He says this is a grace from Allah and His favor, and the law is all knowing and wise.
And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting or disputation, then make peace between them both. And if one of them outrages against the other and transgresses, then fight all of you together against the one that outrageous and transgress till they comply with the command of a law, then if they comply, then make reconciliation between them justly and be equitable. Verily Allah loves those that are equitable.
The believers are nothing other than brothers.
So make reconciliation between your brothers
and fear law that you may receive mercy
or you believe, let not any group laugh at another group, scone another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former. Nor let some women scoff laugh or scorn at other women. It may be that the latter are better than the former. No defame one another. No insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it to insult one brother after having faith, that is to call him
by wicked names, as we hear Muslims calling each other by names, ideological names in order to identify them to be worse than we are.
So Allah subhanaw taala says and whomsoever does this and does not repent, then such are indeed voddie, Moon wrongdoers.
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Hobie touch upon huhtala Oh, you believe avoid much suspicion. Indeed. Most suspicion of sins and spy not on each other, nor backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it. So hate backbiting and fear law. Verily, Allah is the one that forgives and accepts repentance and he is most merciful. All Mankind. We have created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another wehrli the most honorable of you with Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one that has a taqwa. That is
The most fearful and mindful of Allah, Verily, Allah is all knowing all wise
the better ones, they say
But Allah subhanaw taala says, say you believe not but rather you should say we have submitted ourselves, for faith has not yet entered your hearts.
But if you obey Allah and His Messenger sallallahu wasallam, he will not decrease anything in reward for your deeds. Verily Allah subhanho wa Taala is of forgiving, Most Merciful. Only those who believe, who have believed in Allah and His Messenger, a lot of them and afterward they have never doubted, but they strive with their wealth and their lives in the cause of law. And they are the ones that are truly grateful. The brothers and sisters in Islam, we have read from this sort of hoogenraad these nine verses, because many of the olema in the end and the fuqaha and mufa series, they said that if there is any surah that carves out for us, and stipulates for us, the code of
ethics, the code of behavior, the Code of Conduct between Muslims, our social adept, it is the pseudo code.
And if you listen carefully to the surah, Allah subhanaw taala has pointed out all the things that are pitfalls between us,
I need not go through each one of them individually. My suggestion is that each one of us should read pseudocode very carefully and see how it applies to myself or to yourself. And we should also read from suta and fall because sootel and fall was revealed at a time
when the Muslims were under development when the Muslims were at war, when the Muslims needed discipline when the Muslim needed order when the Muslims needed power when the Muslim needed leadership when the Muslims needed faith when the Muslims needed their unity, the most Allah subhanho wa Taala sent suka on file at that time, therefore, it should be a good medicine for us at this time.
in what Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned to us in this he said
among the Muslims, we have these issues of calling each other names, and we choose names. We choose names from the methods.
We choose names based upon the virtue of what we do, we say am hanafy am Shafi am humbly and Maliki although these are great men, honorable men, our fathers in fact, and knowledge,
but they are not companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
wrote the law one whom they are not
vain. So if we were to follow anyone, absolutely. After the prophets, a lot of them we will follow Abu Bakr Siddiq, we will follow up we will follow umani fan we will follow it up with Ilan but we're not calling ourselves
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Some people unfortunately call themselves a Ouija
but unfortunately, the companions themselves wrote the alarm on they did not ever ever select any one of themselves to follow Absolutely.
They different with each other. And they respected each other but they never selected any one of
themselves and said we will follow this one or that one. Absolutely because it was their habit among themselves that we take and we leave from everyone in our lives.
We take and we leave from anyone Illa Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam
there is no need for the Muslims. If we want to follow the fit of any person, the knowledge of any person, we follow it with honor with respect.
But if someone disagree with us, it is no problem. there is disagreement, we are allowed to disagree with honor and respect.
Some Muslims look at the good they are doing and they believe their group is the best group. Therefore, they tell people call yourself by this name. And they use the name that characterizes their group. So they call themselves Wahhabi and Al Hadith he does wV has been this his visit.
Now some of these groups are legitimate and their beliefs and their practices are entrenched upon the sources of the Quran and Sunnah. We don't want to say they are not justified. But what we want to say is that they should not even if they choose to use those names, they should not impose those names upon the Ummah, they should not impose those names upon their fellow Muslims, they should not require anyone to call themselves by those names, to be with them, to interact with them, to travel with them, to learn from them, to benefit from them or to be respected by them.
Some of these groups are legitimate. I mentioned the Quran and the Sunnah is what we all should want to be upon. We should all want to be following the three generations of the Muslims who understood who practiced and who delivered what the prophets allows them gave to us from the Quran and from the Sunnah.
some of the Muslims who call themselves names,
and do so more forcefully than others are people of innovation and deviation, yet they still want everyone to recognize them and follow them.
Nevertheless, whether they are people who are following the Quran and Sunnah with justified names are there people of innovation and deviation, they should not force anyone to call themselves by any names in order to interact with them.
Finally, and more, most importantly, the divisions that are created by personal transgressions, bad behavior and ignorance of the code of Islamic conduct, which So 200 has itemized for us. For some of those characteristics, one gossiping,
we destroy the name of a Muslim like that.
A name comes across our tongues.
A trash of filth comes to us from someone who Allah describes as a facet, a name comes,
a gossip comes a story comes, we don't check it out. We say that write
stuff for law.
And before you know it, we relate it to somebody else did you hear?
Did you know? A massive panel like that, right.
And before you know it, a story has traveled from one end of Sydney to the other.
And then from one end of Australia to another, and then from one end of the globe to the other now that we have fiber optics and the worldwide web.
So slander now can be carried globally. You can slander somebody in Sydney in the morning, and that slander can reach the furthest part of the globe before the end of the day.
So I asked you, if that slander that you made
is a slander, whether it is a Heba
what is a slander or whether it is just a backbiting both of them as a sin? You said something about a person in their absence, which they don't like and it might be true, you should not have said it. It is not your place to say that.
Or you said something about a person which is not true, which would hurt them in their feelings, their heart or their reputation. Now you said it, and she said it and he said it and they said it and it went across the world. Before you know what people are writing to that person saying, I stopped for lucky what you're doing.
I heard so and so said this or so and so said that now by the time that person plays that matter up and says that is not true. And so the person who says it to him who it was said about says all stuff lucky, I'm gonna tell everybody that is not true. How will it get back to the original place where it came from?
How will it get back to the original place where it came from that that lie that gossip is not true?
And then even if you apologize that I should not have said that? How will you travel that apology and take that apology all the way across the globe where it went?
Brothers and sisters, the most dangerous thing among a Muslim that he carries he or she is the tongue.
The prophets, Allah Islam says you guarantee me two things, I will guarantee you paradise. He said guarantee me what is between the lips and what is between the thighs.
guarantee me the tongue. Ha he said, and guarantee me the private parts and I'll guarantee you paradise.
All Muslims, gossiping, backbiting, boycotting, condemning, criticizing, and in some cases, brothers and sisters who think they have so much knowledge and so much righteousness. They go so far as they take the faults or the shortcomings of even scholars and call them Kaffirs on the internet.
Today, just go on the internet. And you will see some brothers who graduated from a local college or university somewhere.
Some brothers who memorize a few suitors of Quran, some brothers who memorize some rules of fit or tafsir. Some brothers who have sat with some scholars, some brothers who read a few books and who got righteous last year or yesterday who just made Hajj or just memorize a few ahaadeeth some brothers just learn how to say board.
They just learned some fancy words like delille and
they just learn how to say aqeedah and this and that. Now they are taking the names of scholars of the past the present and those who may become scholars in the future and calling them deviance and Cafritz
with no shame,
no shame on the internet, not in their city. But making sure this slander and this filth about scholars, students of knowledge is spread across the whole world.
Brothers and sisters, we have to stop it. When we hear it we have to stop it. Because even if we differ with a scholar in the past or the present, we differ not so much to slander them. We differ with what they say respectfully and we argue against what we believe is wrong and what they say. But we should not slander because there is no benefit for slander. The Messenger of Allah subhanaw taala was then when he spoke about his enemies, he never slandered them, his enemies, the kuffaar he never slandered them. So Muslim brothers and sisters, we should stay away from gossiping, backbiting, boycotting each other, condemning each other, criticizing and in some cases, judging some Muslims
and their leaders as deviant and Catherine's. Now those who are deviants and those who are really Kaffirs, the older man and the fuqaha, who have the certification to say that, let them say it, and then the Cabal, the hokum which they made is upon them. For you and I, who is the generality of the Muslims, we should be very careful about that.
These are the major characteristics that contribute to the division of the oma and I would like to point out that the steps that we can take to address this unfortunate condition. One, all of us need to read and contemplate the words of Allah subhanaw taala concerning unity, each one of us should read what the last $1 says. He says all the related militia triangles he will oscillate in San Jose Illa de la Manu while I'm in the hot water.
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the believers are brothers.
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read it well
read surah hoogenraad and read it well, and sit with someone have knowledge so they can explain to you sort of hoogenraad and sootel and far read it and understand it well.
we need to reflect and rehearse the authentic hadith
of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam.
Regarding the behaviors and principles that contribute towards brotherhood and respect,
we should identify,
we should not identify or name ourselves
with names that we enforce or impose upon others,
but we can take for ourselves a general name, we can call ourselves general names without imposing them upon others, because yes, we are people have the Quran and the Sunnah. Yes, we are the oma of Mohammed Salah Islam. Yes, we are the followers of the Salah for 30 people. Yes, we are.
We are the nation, the Islamic nation. Yes, we are.
And we should modify the use of ethnic, political, or ideological distinctions. Even when they are justifiable. They serve to divide rather than unite when we insist upon them. We must learn to tolerate and respect each other. Now, toleration and respect is two different things. If I tolerate you, that means there's something about you I don't like.
But I'll tolerate you because you're a Muslim. This is the minimum we have to do. Respect is a great above toleration. That means I respect you because I see in you some good, I see in you some benefit. I see in you some sanctity, your wife, your children, your reputation and otherwise, therefore, I want to preserve it that respect. We should tolerate and respect each other. Even when we strongly disagree. I said, even when we strongly disagree.
There's an Arab proverb that says, we do not disrespect our enemy when he is in our presence.
And we do not slander him when he is absent.
This is the enemy.
We have reversed it. Some of us. We slammed our brothers and sisters when they're with us. We disrespect them when they're with us. And we slander them when they are away from us. So to Adams and J. Leah had something better than what we're doing.
We must learn to tolerate and respect each other. Even when we strongly disagree. We can disagree honorably, and respectfully, I say, we can disagree. We can sit down and disagree with each other about an understanding of the Quran about something from the Hadith of the prophets allows them about some other issues. We can strongly disagree, but we also can leave the table honorably, and respectfully.
We must honor all of our leaders, our scholars and students of knowledge I said, we give honor to them because they are people of knowledge.
We prefer some above others, and we have the right to prefer some above others. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, Allah, Allah administrators infest Allahu atletic in guten latinum as the people of the vicar Who are the people of the vicar, there are people of the Quran and the Sunnah, the other olema and fuqaha. We cannot select our olema, our fuqaha and disrespect all the others? No, we cannot do that. We must honor all of our leaders,
our scholars and students of knowledge, we must ask them, and we must encourage them to meet one another, to advise each other and to cooperate together. That's what we have to do. We have to honor and respect them. But we must also strongly recommend to them we must strongly advise them that they should meet each other, that they should advise each other and that they should cooperate together. We must speak well of one another and we should know
That when I face my brother and he goes the other direction that no one could say something about me that I don't like in the face of my brother or sister
who will speak well of each other and defend the honor and reputation of each other. We must not tolerate or participate in the maligning or slandering of any Muslim, or for that matter, we don't malign we don't slander, even the non Muslim. If we say something, we speak the truth, but we don't malign we don't slander.
We must pray and work for unity. I say pray and work for it, not just talk for it. Pray for unity, and work for unity.
Pray and work for unity and love between Muslims. Because when there is trust and confidence between Muslims, it may produce love. But if there is no trust and no confidence, it will never produce love.
This love must be a sacred love, a love which can never be undermined, and a love that can be never compromised. We must plan we must invest and commit ourselves to the idea, the vision and the platform of global Islamic authority.
And the reestablishment of the Sri Lanka.
I said we must plan
and we must invest. Some people want to talk about khilafah.
But they can't even make the fudger prayer.
Some people want to talk about his alpha. But they don't apply the Quran in their life. Some people want to talk about the khilafah. But they don't establish the rules preserve the rules of brotherhood. Some people want to talk about Hill alpha, but they can't take care of their own family. No, we must not just talk about kidnapper, we must plan invest and commit ourselves to this idea to this vision to this platform of a global Islamic authority.
Yes, and the reestablishment of the pillar of Islam.
We must learn and abide by the Islamic code of loyalty al Bara, Allah will borrow every Muslim should themselves find out what is
the loyalty of Islam between Muslims and Al Bara, the disassociation from the Kufa and their beliefs in their principles. And voila, well, Bara is the principle of loyalty and this association of the gopher we must learn it, and we must teach it to our families. Because if a Muslim doesn't understand the principle of Allah, they don't know who to be loyal to. And if they don't know the principle of Bara, then they are taking other people into the intimacy whom they should not do so
we must learn and abide by the Islamic code of loyalty Allah will borrow our Islamic this association with anyone is based upon the principle of Alibaba and our Islamic loyalty with anyone that's based upon the principle of Alibaba. Finally,
we must make regular
consistent effort and perform the midnight prayer tahajjud. In order that our work and our investments are acceptable to Allah subhanho wa Taala the great and glorious day brothers and sisters, I asked the last panel that he accept from us.
This morning small words, we ask Allah subhanaw taala that the poison of the divisions among the Muslims can be removed and purged from them. By the reading of the Quran, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that the divisions among the Muslims can be removed through the love of the prophet to love them and their practice of his Sunnah. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala that he strengthen the hearts of the older man and the fuqaha.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala that he strengthen and make firm the feet of the students have knowledge in their quest to preserve the knowledge and spread it among the Muslims. We ask Allah subhanaw taala that he make prolific and profound the efforts and the works of all those giving Dawa to the earth which Allah subhana wa Taala has made. We ask Allah subhanaw taala that all the Muslims make some contribution towards the unity of the Muslims where they are that every Muslim makes some small effort to remove these issues of unity from their hearts and from their minds and from their communities and from their families and from the oma and we asked the last panel to be a witness
that we have said these words. And we asked a law that the medicine of those words benefit the speaker before it benefits anyone else and we asked the last panel
Allah says, a lot more behind the corner shadow and ILA land, want to stop rucola to bullae Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
So as salaam alaikum says, Why do you think the Christians have a stronger oma love and sincerity among each other, but Muslims are taught
righteous morals and values yet we are weaker than the Christians. Well, I wouldn't say that we are a weaker or more than anyone. We are not a weaker oma. And I never suggested anything like that.
The other people who have their own groups have weaker than we are.
But in the light of the fact that we have the core and, and in light of the fact that we have a dishonor in the light of the fact that we do have a history of being able to have a global oma the fact that a law calls us brothers, the fact that we have the precedent of the Quran and the Sunnah, and that we have the example of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. This fact makes it blatant, our disunity makes it blatant. The other thing that I want to say to you is that I never suggested that we are weaker than anyone. That's not what I suggested. I said that we are divided.
It is the division that makes us weak.
Not the basis that we are Muslims, not the basis that we are in Oman. No, we are oma of Mohammed Salah Sam, we are the Ummah of the Quran. And because we are associated with the Quran, we are powerful people. But the most powerful people, if they are divided in their efforts and in their identity, they can be overpowered by anyone.
And if you examine for yourself, you travel around the world and talk to Christians, you don't find that many Christians that really love other Christians.
But when it comes to Muslims,
it seems they all come together.
Sister says Assalamu alaikum, I have been very interested in buying an Islamic business for the sake of Allah. And recently I have found out that there's another Muslim who was interested in buying this. You mentioned that back by
bidding against the Muslim what is the Islamic protocol? Well, business is something different, it means that if there's a house or a business that you would like to have, but you know, another Muslim has already bid on it, then the principle is that you don't bid on something that another Muslim has already bid on. Unless it is an auction.
If it's an option, we can do it. Because the messenger of the last the last time he did his authentic hadith, where he held up something as to people who will give me such and such delight him or dinakaran for this. And when somebody said one or two, he said he will give me more, and so forth and so on. So bidding in that respect is different. What it means here is that it is not an auction.
A Muslim wants that. And you know, they want that. And they established a desire for it before you did. So if they want that. And they desire that. And they establish this desire before you as a Muslim, you say, for the loo, let them have it.
But at the same token, if the person who owns that says, well, they offered me this amount, and I want a little bit more than that, you should see if they willing to pay more than that. And if they're not, then you have the right to say brother or sister, the people they want another $10,000 more for this business. Are you willing to give that to them?
If not, I can pay for it. Or you may even think about going at it together? If not let them exhaust their efforts and when they cannot do it, then you come later on and you do it inshallah, I think that is the decent way to as salaam alaikum. What is your opinion of all the new Islamic groups arising in Sydney? I don't want to comment on that. I've been in Sydney that long.
All I want to say to you sisters, that you will not find the newness of any groups in Sydney too much different than the newness of the Muslims all over the world.
It's not really that new.
It's a phenomena that we have to deal with and we have to tolerate and the fact that a new group comes up doesn't mean that it's something wrong. Here I'm not talking about the issue of being new. Why shouldn't it be a new mosque, a new message in a new school, a new library a new graveyard, a new business.
Why should there be a new whatever it is nothing wrong with that. Here the issue is whether new or old, we should get together and make it one. What we want to try to do is that if there are 150 massages, or organizations or schools or whatever, why can't there be a central authority? A central platform? If there are 50 imams leaders in Sydney, Australia, why shouldn't there be a congress of leadership?
Why shouldn't all of them come together one day in a hole like this, or something smaller, and then find out which one of them is the most knowledgeable in the Quran. And the Sunnah, if we gave all of them money,
gave all of them $1,000 paid for the hotel, or the hall or whatever and told him shake you and the other machete, we're gonna give you 1000 just to stay in this for three days over here and talk with each other.
See, who knows the most could and assume what the precedent see who's the oldest, see which one of you Yes, and willing to whatever, see if one of you could select an Amir, if you don't want to call him and I may call him a coordinator. See if you can create a coordinate among you for only one year or two years.
Wouldn't it be an accomplishment
if the majority of the leaders in this city was to get together for three days and talk and eat, sleep and pray together. And then out of that, they all talked to nominated one another until one of them was selected to be the coordinator of the IMA of Sydney. Wouldn't that be beautiful? Even if there was no accident that came from it, if we just knew that they got together and selected one of them to be the coordinator of the mejlis and Sydney, not three or four different maximalists. But all the leaders got together and selected a leader for Sydney, a coordinator and said just one year shake, just one year shake after next year, another one.
Because probably they would not select one for a lifetime or more than one two years. But if they did that hamdulillah that will be a move in the right direction.
And we should pray for that.
So here we're talking about the unity of Muslims. Not so much the fact that they old or new
assist assertion. I do not wish to be pedantic as a nice word.
But you mentioned an idea of the Quran that you said was from subida I'm not sure that the I actually came from the surah what was the summary? What was obon? model? Hama? What suit is that from?
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What was over 70 was the last open model Hannah.
Joseph Amala. Hayden, you're not pedantic. Sister, you correct?
It is it is on social ballot. This is correct.
So okay, that we finished that. Thank you. As Bob said, a woman has corrected him.
have that on the
will go to bed. And in the morning.
Somebody that was inside of our homes, or we get a phone call our mother or father or grandmother or grandfather, our child, our friend, our neighbor, who we saw just yesterday, I was laughing and talking that came that night.
Malcolm X was a racist, a nationalist, a man who said things about Allah subhanho wa Taala, which he had no right to say.
Yes, he was a reformed criminal.
But even after he was reformed in his conduct, he was still saying things about Allah subhanaw taala, which he had no right to say because Malcolm X was Jay hidden.
But the man
who I need to speak about, his name is Al Hajj, Malik Chavez, but we can't speak about him unless we come through Malcolm X.
So let us be clear.
lived a life
which is impressive for non Muslims. But for us Muslims. We have no concern about his life except three months before a loss
attala took his life civilization is in need, as it has had in the past reformation and a new morality, what did I say it is in need of
reformation and a new morality, here comes the core and
this is the very presence. This is the very premise of the need of the Quran and modern civilization, because that was the need of the Quran 1500 years ago, and that is how the Qur'an brought forward. A civilization that we are experiencing today that you might say to yourself, Well, how did the Quran bring forward civilization that we're experiencing? Today, we're going to discuss that I'm going to qualify my statements. But keep this in mind. I'm saying to you that the basic thesis and answer whether the Quran can be applied in modern civilization, the basis of it is that the Quran is a book of Revelation. It is a book of inspiration, and is the book of legislation that
if it is followed, it will reform the human being, it will reform the family, it will reform the society, it will reform the government, and it will reform the world, the woman that sleeps through the ledger, or doesn't perform her prayers. Generally speaking, her family, they also will do the same.
The woman who watches a lot of TV, her family will do the same.
The woman that is selfish, she will raise a selfish family. The woman is the first university
what she teaches the family. In most cases, the family will never unlearn it, they will carry it the rest of their lives. Young people are dancing and drinking, and drugging and fighting, and stealing and creating problems so that the police have to come to the mosque or to the parents and say, You must control these children or otherwise we have to throw them in the jail.
You have a problem where the young people do not respect their parents. Young people don't want to stay home. Young people want to do what they feel like doing. And we cannot do anything about it.
Because the young people have an identity crisis.
They don't know who they are.
They don't know if they are Australians.
Or if they are Muslims.
They have been to Australian schools, learn the Australian values and culture. But you have named them I've met Fatima Mohammed.
so and so. You told them Don't do this.
They don't know why not.
You told them read code and they never see you read it.
You tell them go to the mosque. When it comes to the mosque. They see nothing but a group of old men sitting down there's not enough Iraqi Muslim, Nigerian Muslim. No, now I have to be I have to be Sufi, or I have to be Salafi. Or I have to be Sunni, or I have to be Shea or I have to be Wahhabi, or I got to be Allawi or I got to be this or that. It's not enough that we are Muslims upon the terrain of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Muslims upon the monotheism of Ibrahim alayhi salam, whether we are Muslims upon the Quran and the Sunnah. Now we have to distinguish ourselves from the other Muslims, and we have to call ourselves certain names. Let's work like that. All the different groups
that's represented here, let's get our imams together. Let's get the Amir's that we set up our chairman's, I will lead us let's get them together and ask them what's the deal?
What's happening? What's the problem? Why you guys can't get together? Why you guys can't get together and choose whoever knows the most court and whoever knows the most of the Sunnah. Whichever view is the oldest among you. I can't you guys get together and do that. What's the problem?
If we don't ask them to do that, they won't do it for another 50 years. And on the Juma we talk first, and then we pray last on the eighth, we do adjust to reverse.
We pray first. And after that we're supposed to tell the more Muslims after after after the prayers over the after mom do all the tech bids and all that finish. He get up the top Muslim brother breaking out, they started the barbecue, the kids running all around the brothers talking, everybody got on new clothes and sisters walking around and the mommy talking again about him.
Because the Muslims will have no respect.
If the hygiene of the Muslims had respect,
he would tell everybody, Everyone sit down
and they will be sitting just like this. He could deliver to those 4000 those 5000 people as he supposed to but he cannot you know that there
The adults they don't like the Pakistanis and the Pakistanis, they don't like The Addams.
You know, in the end the Africans don't like nobody.
No, I don't mean that. I don't mean that brothers.
I could have switched it around, you know, I switch around sometimes.
So when you die, the moment that you die, and all of you will die, another part of the trip is over. And that part of the ticket is torn off and is gone. You will not return back to this life. Nobody has La ilaha