The Lost Legacy Of The Ummah
Channel: Khalid Yasin
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In Al Hamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah salam wa sallam.
While early he was heavy he was ready
for industrial Hadees cassava lava hydel howdy howdy Mohammed and sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam
was shall move more data to have a coup d'etat in
America to say, salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
The respective brothers and sisters, first of all, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to accept the standing at arafat, and the fasting for all of those who are fasting. And for the supplications of those who are making supplications may last one don't accept that from all of us, forgive us our shortcomings and our sins.
As our brother mentioned, the title of our presentation today is the
the loss of identity and legacy for the oma.
The style of my lecture today will be simply as if this was a classroom.
Therefore, I will ask the brothers and sisters to conduct yourselves in the same way as if you were in a lecture hall and you came here to be presented something by one of your
And you anticipate it to be graded on this.
Therefore, perhaps you will have the discipline and the attention which is necessary to absorb the materials.
I think it only proper to
qualify the title.
As her identity.
Identity generally means that feature or characteristics which distinguishes one person,
place or thing from another.
Through identity a person place or thing could be loved,
made important remembered and preserved.
Through the loss of identity or the disfigurement of identity, the same person, place or thing could be despised, marginalized, forgotten, and eventually made extinct.
As for legacy, a legacy is that component of history which is passed on from one generation to another, one person to another one family to another, which is understood to be a specific responsibility or an inherited mandate.
Without the consciousness of legacy. Human beings remain aimless, weak, uninspired,
vulnerable and without social empowerment
from one generation to another.
We are gathered here today as millions of other Muslims are gathered in many places all over the world. And as over 2 million are gathered and standing in the Valley of artifort. On the actual day of Hajj today, is the actual day of hedge.
They are expressing their identity and their commitment to the Islamic faith through this great ritual called hedge.
With the hope that a loss upon what Allah will accept their prayers and supplications
they will move from other funds. In fact, they are moving from out of Fiat to must deliver as we speak.
when we are celebrating our Angel,
they will be performing tawaf
they will become mocha serene and mohabbatein.
And then after that they will make their own oath here.
They will continue their rituals for three more days. Bye bye performing the gemorah
in minute, before returning one final time to the sacred Masjid for their farewell to us.
Now, all of these rituals, theirs and ours are a commemoration to the sacrifice and the commitment of our common father Ibrahim alayhis. Salaam and to the traditions given to us by our beloved prophet and teacher Mohammed Abdullah, Somali was sent
On this day we must remember the oath of Ibrahim Allah Islam to Allah subhanho wa Taala when he said I was the belaying Minister tandragee in the Salatu cuando Tsukuba, mahiya, Mamata la horrible alameen la sharika lah will be radical omitted to one of our muslimeen.
It's important for us to understand this oath, which Ibrahim Allah Islam he made.
Because in this oath,
we have the legacy and we have the identity.
Think of those words, first, he said,
wehrli, my prayer,
meaning supplications, and other words of Nevada.
And then he said, nozaki that means, from the word nasaka, all sacrifice, efforts and struggle.
And then he said,
the life which I have been given, and then he said, My Mati the death, which has been decreed for me,
then he stated that no partners, no comparisons of compromises has he made for Allah subhana wa Taala. And he says,
What is Alpha Omega two, I have been commanded this, and I have no option, and no choice. What and I will muslimeen and I am the first and the foremost of those who bow and submit myself in Islam.
And these words, our Father, Ibrahim al Islam, summed up the real meaning of identity, and legacy.
However, when these words were spoken by Abraham and Islam and repeated by the messenger of a loss, a lot of them when Allah subhanaw, taala brought the word he to him, and when it was also recited by the early Muslims, they will not confined, that is their speech. And what they meant by it was not confined to the rituals, that is a part of our deed, not like the rituals that we are performing today, or the rituals that are being performed today by the people who are on our phones, or the rituals that we do and other times of the year. No, that is not the sacrifice, or the prayer of the Badger, which they meant.
are inclusive words and they are comprehensive words. They are dynamic words of struggle and commitment that supersede symbolic gestures, and religious rituals that occur at certain times and intervals. They are words of a special declaration.
they declare that I am a Muslim.
As a loss upon what Allah mentioned in the Quran, was a man Oh c'mon Muslim in and we named you as Muslims, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned.
They are words that include the inner and the outer manifestations of worship.
They are words that require the commitment to one the Islamic message to the Islamic brotherhood, three, the Islamic movement for Islamic revival, Islamic reformation. And inevitably, it requires the establishment of the deen and every other aspect, including
This is our identity.
And this is our legacy
which has become lost and obscured by the observance of ethnic and social traditions.
We all Muslims, very proud to say we're Muslims. We say they're 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, we like to say that
like 1.6 billion wet matches,
like 1.6 billion tonnes of rotten food
or 1.6 billion gallons of polluted water, what can you do with it? Absolutely nothing unless you recycle it. That is the condition of the Muslims today because
we are satisfied. We are preoccupied with the performance of outer rituals. If we go our beard if we put on the hijab, if we were told if my name is Mohammed, if I go to the aid if I make right if I go to Juma if I read the Quran, if I go to the mosque, if I eat halal food, I'm satisfied, I'm a Muslim.
So where is the Islam
if you owned an orchard
1000 trees and the trees bore no fruit.
What pride would you have? And what would you have to sell? Absolutely nothing.
And this is the condition of the Muslims today because we are satisfied that my father was a Muslim, or I am a Muslim. I read the Quran
I'm Salafi. I'm Hanafi I'm humbly I'm Shafi. I'm Sufi, I'm this I'm that. I'm from this place, I'm from that place. And that's the first thing we always ask each other. Brother, Where are you from? Sister Where are you from?
We should say to each other in the law, he was in LA he raggio.
Brother, what MOS do you belong to? As if the mass masjids as if we belong to masjids. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in alma sajida lab, that the masjid belongs to Allah. So how the Muslims belong to a Masjid.
Now, we want to be identified by this and that.
And we think that our legacy is really the legacy of our fathers and mothers into tribes and the countries that we come from. This is our legacy. And that's why
brothers from Pakistan or India or Saudi Arabia, or Malaysia or whatever, their families never want them to marry anybody except from their own tribe of their own group, because inside themselves, they are still Jamelia people.
And the sisters who are from those same countries, their families would rather the sisters to be 40 year old virgins than to marry somebody outside of their ethnicity. They would rather to see their daughters doing what you saw on the television to girl Yes, mean the television program you also I think, they'd rather to see their daughters coming out of their houses, with Hey, Java, going around the corner, putting on high heels, combing their hair, putting on a lipstick, smoking cigarettes, and going and drinking some beer and a pub with a Kaffir. They don't mind as long as the daughter doesn't bring the shame back home.
Because we have lost our identity. And we have lost our legacy. We are steeped in the outer frills of Islam.
These days, we will go through great expense to dress to celebrate,
to make an outward show of our religion.
I'm sure most of the Muslims today have already purchased, press starched, set aside their costumes, because that's all they are.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam, he didn't have a special aid costume. He didn't have a special costume for his family. And you will find the Muslims who pray the least, who fasts the least, who recite the least amount of Quran and practice the least amount of Islam, they will make the biggest show for the aid.
This is because the religion has become an outer shell.
Let us listen for one moment
at what some scholars they said
about the Islamic message.
He said that the Islamic message is a popular message based mainly upon self motivation and personal conviction. It is a message performed out of faith for nothing other than for the sake and the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala and the hope of being rewarded by him and not by human beings. The core of this message, the core of this self motivation is that unrest. That uneasiness, which a Muslim feels when the awakening visits him or her and they feel a turmoil deep inside of them. And as a result of that they feel the contradiction between faith on one hand and the actual state of affairs of his nation or his family or himself on the other.
And what happens at that point. A new Muslim is born.
And I say to you brothers and sisters that today
the Islamic movement. The Islamic vitality is in the hands of newly practicing Muslims and in the hands of new Muslims.
Newly practicing Muslims,
those who were born into Islam, but discovered Islam just recently,
and new Muslims who were in the jahai layer, you used to pass by them in the street used to see them in the pubs and the clubs used to see them as Kaffirs. And today, they are standing next to you and they are praying and reading code and and they have adopted Islam. the vitality of Islam is in their hands.
Certainly there are some of the older Muslims, the traditional Muslims that have good Muslims, necessary Muslims, sincere Muslims, but for the most part,
they have become like dry straw.
No substance in them whatsoever except the appearance and the insistence upon rituals.
And what about Islamic brotherhood?
What is it and where can we find it?
Allah azza wa jal, he said in a minute. First, firstly, awaken Allah subhana wa Tada. He said, wehrli the relationship between the believers is that of brotherhood.
So make reconciliation
your brothers and sisters, who have differences
and fear Allah subhanho wa Taala in order that you might arrive or receive mercy,
and a very famous
had eaten codici
which means those are Hades or those words that were received by the prophets have lost them through jabril Allah Islam as a ye from his Lord, but jabril and Islam say to the prophet SAW Sam, this is not for the Quran.
It's called Hadith courtesy.
In one of those, Allah subhanho wa Taala said,
anal Motorhead buena de Jalali
Who are those who used to love each other for my sake.
On this day, I will give them my shade. On a day in which there will be no shade except my shade.
He's speaking subhana wa Taala, about the Day of Judgment.
So where are those whose to love and trust each other for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, who used to sacrifice share and stand together for strength, dignity and honor.
It's a very rare thing to find Muslims, of different ethnic groups,
not just praying together five minutes and leaving that place, but wanting to live together, share together, by together, sit together,
defend each other, on each other, protect each other. And they want to build their lives in such a way that a brother comes to another brother.
Or Pakistani brother comes to an African brother and says, hey, my sister is single and I love you for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala I want to bring you home and meet my family. Perhaps you will marry my sister. Most of you have probably taken a deep breath.
And your families were taken even deeper breath.
How in the world could you bring home this dirty black guy?
Oh, I know he's Muslim, but he's not the same. He's not Pakistani. He's not Bangladeshi. He's not Indian, or
He doesn't speak Arabic. He's a new Muslim. He came from the street. How dare you bring them to our house and offer him our daughter?
But many of those same daughters.
They are already hooked up
with guys like that who are not Muslims.
Because I receive
more than 100 emails a week.
sisters from all over the world where I have lectured asking me
to please reconcile a situation that they have fell into
that they don't want to tell their mothers and fathers that they don't want to tell their families about and I want
to myself, how could a Muslim sister in the house have a father and mother and brothers and sisters? How could she have an illicit relationship with a Kaffir? And they don't know.
You say, not my sister?
Maybe not? Maybe not yet.
And what about the young brothers?
Did you know that here in the UK at any given time, there are 118,000.
Brothers and sisters who are of the age of marriage 118,000,
who will not get married in the next six years, yet they are available for marriage. Tell me what the problem is. Everybody's got cell phones.
Everybody got Yahoo.
So communication is not the problem. If you don't communicate through the valley, or the vakeel, or your mother or your father, or in the right ways, you brothers and sisters know you are communicating.
So why you're not getting married.
The brothers are not getting married, because the brothers are not prepared for marriage.
They're mommy's boys.
They're being taken care of by their mommies.
And they're looking for another mommy to take care of them.
And the sisters who live in the West, they don't want to be mommy's boys. They want a man to be able to take care of them. And unfortunately,
most of the brothers that are in this room, if not every single brothers in this room that is not married, is able to marry. But he's irresponsible. He hasn't taken the commitment of marriage. And his excuse is, I want to finish my education. And after he finishes the education, I have to earn enough money.
And I as the earns enough money.
He doesn't want that system that he jabbed.
That's not the one he wants.
What is the excuse of the sisters, they have a different excuse. They're blocked
by their families.
Their families would rather them to stay home and make chappati
than for the sister to get married, unless she marries who they want her to marry.
Although the mother and the father have lived together, had their marriage had their children had their enjoyment. So why they want to block the daughter
and why they want to choose for the daughter. She knows that she in the West watching television. She's in the West reading magazines riding trains. She knows what she wants.
But this is the problem
of our ethnic and our traditional Islam.
Where's the Islamic brotherhood?
brothers who stand for each other brothers who protect each other brothers who live for each other brothers who work with each other brothers who follow leadership together with it.
Dear brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask you and I this question.
Where are those? And what about the Islamic movement?
The Islamic movement to revive and reform our society.
Now today in the Muslim countries, and most Muslim organizations and non Muslim countries, we cannot even mention the words Islamic movement.
There are 37 Muslim countries in the world.
and 34 of those countries.
You cannot constitutionally mentioned the word Islamic movement.
You cannot speak publicly the word Islamic revival
to say Islamic movement to say Islamic revival is to be an extremist.
To be classified a criminal
is to be subversive and to wind up in jail
in the Muslim countries, and because Muslims have migrated out of the Muslim countries with that phobia was that mentality. One day
arrive in the non Muslim country, they also have the same phobia.
We pray, we read, and we read Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. We do all the rituals, but we never talk about Islamic movement. We never talk about Islamic revival. And we never talk about the reformation of the Islamic Society, or using Islam to reform the society where we live.
It is considered to be a criminal statement,
a statement of subversion and to some a statement of deviance from the assignment aqeedah. Can you believe that?
Muslim scholars teaching Muslim students of knowledge stay away from those people who use the words Islamic movement, Islamic revival and Islamic reform because they are deviates from the Islamic aqeedah.
In most of the universities where Islamic sciences are taught, and the circles where students of knowledge gather, the words revival and the word reform pertain only to polemics
and personal behavior, polemics that is verbal discussions, dialectical discussions and personal behavior. When we talk about revival reform, it only means reform yourself, revive yourself,
get yourself involved with Islamic knowledge. That's it. It means nothing more. Because in the circles, where it is taught,
in the universities, where it is taught, the government makes sure that that is the only meaning that it can have.
Because if those scholars and those students of knowledge were to take that meaning in its comprehensive sense, it would uproot and change those governments. And those governments will never spend money to uproot and remove and change itself.
No one can dare speak or engage in issues related to the actual society and the structure
in Pakistan, in India, and Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia, in Sudan, and Somalia, in Egypt, and Tunisia and Algeria, go across the globe, you cannot speak publicly about issues relative to government.
You cannot speak about issues relative to the change of the society to bring in into accordance with the Islamic aqeedah or into accordance with the Islamic movement.
Yet Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He said for us,
and sort of the Toba, the 100 and fifth verse,
what means in the English, he allows one does his work, and Allah subhana wa tada and His Messenger and the believers, they will see your work.
by Islamic movement, we mean that organized collective work undertaken by people to restore Islam to the leadership of the society, I said, again, to restore Islam, to the leadership of the society not to place Islam inside the darkness of the mosque, or the confinement of the mosque, but to move it outside of the mosque and to place it where it needs to be in the leadership of the society.
Now, I don't want any of you to think
that before I got here, I ran into some brothers from the his battalion.
I'm not part of know his but
this is a component of a slam. And no his or no group has any commodity has any ownership of Islam. When they say something that is right, we say it is right. But it doesn't mean that we are with their complete agenda.
In that issue, they are right.
Islam has to arrive at a point where it is represented in the leadership of the society and inevitably, Islam has to be
engineered. Navigate it until it arrives at a point of respect.
It arrives at a point
where it is eyeball to eyeball with this opposition
And then arrives at a point
where through its dynamism, it arrives inevitably in a position as Allah subhanaw taala says, Who are the other salado Sula who believe who there will be no hop to the head or who Allah Dini coolly wallow carry him capital.
This deal is not meant to stay on the bottom, the stay in the back to be hidden. It is not meant to be in the chest or the mind, or the books. This deal is meant to come out to be praised.
It is meant to confront, not to agitate, not to undermine,
not to subvert, but to challenge everyone to excellence. And we have a right as Muslims to say that Islam is a better way.
Islam is not a better way for us. It's not a better way for Asians, it's not a better way for Afro Caribbean, or Afro Americans. Or it's not a better way for Europeans or Americans. It's a better way for the entire humanity. We have a right to say that.
But it is on us to prove it.
You cannot prove that Islam is a better way by simply bringing people to the mosque and say, Look how we pray.
You must show those that in government that Islam is able to govern.
You must show those the judiciary that Islam is able to make a Can you must show those that are in the academic circles, that Islam has the highest basis and regard for science, you must show those who are in the social service field that Islam has the answer to all the human problems, you must show those who are engaged in economy and finance, that Islam has a way to enrich its people without River.
You must show those who are in the field of agriculture, that Islam has a way to use the wealth of the earth in order to feed all the peoples of the earth. There's no need for that to be poverty in the earth. Because the earth is producing everything which it needs. But it is greedy people who are taking what other people need for themselves and then forcing them to borrow money to give back to them what is their own right and then after that charging them ribbon on top of that to enslave them.
Islam has an answer for every component of the human drama, but Muslims, we have lost our identity and we have lost our legacy.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I enjoin upon you five things. One, collective life. It means
this is from the speech of the prophets, a lot of us to them. He says I enjoin upon you five things one Gema. Now here Jamal doesn't mean going to the mosque and praying
or going to the mosque and playing slots on a shirt. That is Jamal sola. Know Jamal means hearing and obeying behind and Amir is what it means. Jamal means belonging to the collective body of the Muslims locally, regionally, nationally, internationally, and seek you to hear and obey and to be under discipline. This is Gemma.
Secondly, some our pa hearing and obey that means being under discipline. That means being accountable. If you are not accountable to anyone,
then you are a renegade Muslim.
And we don't mean accountable to your mothers and fathers because any one of you who reached the age of puberty, this is not what it means. When you reach the age of puberty, you should be under the discipline of some Amir.
If not best for the loved one said. If Allah if the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, if there are three of you on a journey, choose one as in a mirror for something that's simple. What about society? What about organization? And what about government? There should be no Amir.
No. We want to say only when we own a journey because that's the only time we want to obey.
None of us want to be under accountability and responsibility because then the Amir takes a portion
Your decision making, there are certain things you're not going to be able to say, No, I don't want to certain things you're not going to be able to do. You can't just get up and say, I'm sorry, Chef, I have to get up, I have to go. You're not going to be able to say that. Secondly, the Amir is going to ask you, Brother, Where do you work? Sister? Where do you work? What is the income for your household? Take 5% or 10% that bring that to the community for the support of the community establishment. But you want to hide? You want to keep your plastic cards to yourself. You want to keep your money to yourself, you want to keep your business to yourself. You want to keep your
family to yourself. You want to keep your affairs to yourself. So you wind up as we are individual Muslims. What
he said collective life Jamal, listening and obeying some our thought and
and since the prophets lost him said there's no history at all, after the conquest of Mecca, even at best with the low answer that hits remain leaving from the ignorance to Islam. And it meant leaving from the harm to the Hillel. It meant leaving from the place of the Kaffirs to the place of the Muslims.
For those of us who are living in this country, and we say, or America or the Western Hemisphere, or any other Catholic country, and we say there's a reason for us to live here, minimally. If we are to live here with legitimacy with with to be legitimate. We must leave
from the auspices of the capital administration, and place ourselves under the Islamic administration. What does that mean? It means that you go on your job, you work where you work, you go to your institution, you go to school, you do whatever you do, in your outward life, as a citizen of this country, and you fulfill the duties of that citizenship.
But you assign yourself to the discipline, and the accountability of a Muslim leader.
The prophets, a lot of them said,
striving in the cause of a loss of power with Allah is the fifth.
The word striving here is jihad.
Jihad tjahaja. jihad,
not just Keita.
Not just going finding a battlefield, not just wanting to die, not just wanting to kill somebody, no, but taking your wealth, and your person, your energy and your commitment, and striving in the way of a loss upon $1 in a manner which is required according to sensivity.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, He who succeeds from the Gema, as much as a hands band
has cast off the rope of Islam from their neck until they return back to the fold. Here it means.
It doesn't mean the Gema when you pray, that's not what it means. Some brothers they think that if you belong to some group of brothers under some students of knowledge, and you leave from them, the brothers say after you went into the jetty, Leah, this is not what it means.
The Gemma here is the Jamal of the Quran and the Sunnah,
and the drama of the Quran and the sooner it doesn't simply mean the Quran and the Sunnah in the book form, the Jamal of the Quran and the Sunnah, following the orders of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the understanding the applications of the three generations who serve at least from that
have thrown off Islam from the neck. That means leaving the discipline of the Quran and the Sunnah, leaving the camp, the hokum of the Quran and the thunder
and he who summons to what pre Islamic people followed, meaning their culture and their traditions belong to the assemblies of the hellfire. I'll read that again.
He who summons to what the pre Islamic people followed,
that is their culture and their traditions belongs to the assemblies of Hell, even if he fast performs a law and asserts
He or she is a Muslim.
Omar was the last one. The second Khalifa of Islam. He said
there is no Islam without Gemma.
And there is no Gemma without leadership imara
and there is no leadership
without obedience to Panama.
who was a companion of the Prophet said a lot of them and one of the quotes are Rashid is in the process of CMC Lake will be soon nativa suited to hold Rashidi MACD upon us the following of my son and also the son of the whole of Russia do the right thing guided people. So look what Amara Dylon said this was his understanding.
He said there is no Islam mean all the rituals you want to perform no Islam without Gema Gema means
disciplined accountability under an Amir following the court and
its regulations and in His judgments.
And he says that there is no
unless there is a Mara and Amelia.
Here he could have said an Imam.
Imam is necessary for the prayer.
But the Amir is necessary for authority. Obviously, you brothers and sisters know that the mom inside the mosque has no authority over you. You know that? Because after the football and Juma and tomorrow after the football they eat after the mom says a lot like Bella, Bella, Bella Bella below what below was below
13 times seven, the first record six and the next record after he does that.
Then he gets ready to stand over to the side and give the lecture what will the Muslims do then
the children will get up to go get their toys.
The ladies will get up to show their clothes. The brothers will get up and start bobbing and weaving and talking. And they will be competing with the mom who's given the football
and they won't listen to him.
They will start buying and selling and eating and enjoying themselves because after all, I mean come on Mom, don't keep talking man. This is Eve
although this hutzpah is the hotbar of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He's standing in the same place as the prophets a lot of Islam as the hulafrog Rashi Deen and as the Sahaba of the land and to have a standing in the same place doing the same thing.
Do you think
that when the prophets of Lawson finished leading the president he stood up to talk to the people, they would act like that?
Do you think they would act like that in a time of the law one?
Do you think they will act like that in the time of the other whole effort on Rahm Abdulaziz? No, because we today are different people. We are an ungrateful people. We are an undisciplined people. We are a renegade people.
And we only show lip service to the Imam. As long as he do what we like we said Imam sob hamdulillah.
But if he orders us something if he tells everybody sit down, all of you sit down, somebody was talking to
who you think you are.
You just email me we pay you we can replace you.
Because this is the kinds of people we are
He said there is no leadership without obedience. That means that we don't have any leaders if we are not obedient to them.
One of our scholars, local scholars, he His name is schicksal have has the most of you know him.
He is the President or the chairman of the Sharia Council. You heard that right.
The Sharia Council is supposed to solve all the issues of Sharia for us all the issues of Sharia.
But do you know that 90% of his time and the time of the seven or eight scholars who sit on the Sharia council Do you know what they are engaged in doing
90% of their time has to do with issues relative to divorce.
They are receiving 150 or 200 cases of divorce every week. So they can't even deal with any of the issues. He told me that himself
So the Sharia council can't deal with any of the issues because of the issues relative to divorce.
And that's why we Muslims are in our condition.
Muslim brothers and sisters, when we mentioned Islamic revival,
there's a specific meaning that we want to use here when we say Islamic revival. And let me read to you something here.
the Islamic movement
has come into existence in order to revive Islam, and to reinstate it at the helm of life once again, after removing the obstacles from its path. Did you hear that?
The Islamic movement has come to revive Islam and to take it back to its position once it has removed the obstacles from its path.
The revival of Islam is not an expression of mine. It was used by the prophet sallallahu wasallam. In a sound Hadith narrated by Abu huraira rhodiola, one
or the other one said that the prophets lost them said,
Allah shall send down a man who will revive the religion of this nation at the start of every 100 years.
That means at the beginning of every century of Islam, Allah will send someone
now the scholars who have the right to have a laugh among them, based upon their own research and determinations. Some of them said, Yes, this is a man, every 100 years of loss of power with Allah will place inside of some man, something that is visible, something that is profound, something that the people will motivate towards something that the people themselves will be able to see very clear. And they will call him the revival of Islam. Other said, No, it is not a person.
They said, it is a number of persons who are acting in collaboration.
Allah He knows the best. But I'm of the opinion of the second
that in every 100 years, every century of Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala inspires, he empowers a number of individuals who collaborate who create an atmosphere of dynamism to bring Islam back to its position.
And I believe that this is happening right in our faces.
Islam is being revived,
in spite of the war on what they call terror, or fundamentalism, or whatever they want to call it.
It is not a war on fundamentalism. It is not a war on terror. It is not a war on extremism. It is a war against Islamic revival.
Because the signs of Islamic revival,
are very clear. For those who have read the history.
When Islam comes back, it comes back in the way it was, in the beginning said the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
The brothers and sisters,
our identity and our legacy includes and inevitably leads to this establishment of the legitimate and genuine Islamic government with its khilafah.
And those of you who are afraid to say that
you need to ask yourself what kind of Muslim Am I
that we have to whisper to each other that Islam
is a government
and that we have to whisper to each other that Islamic government is chaired and led by a key lever that is a world global authority.
We don't have to belong to any Hence, we don't have to read many books. We don't have to march in the streets.
It has already been documented for us and the calf has know it better than we do. And that's why they work harder than we do to keep it from coming back.
But it will come back.
Finally, my brothers and sisters, our identity and our legacy can be preserved and it can be reclaimed through
a clear commitment to doubt
and I do not want to underestimate
To me, or trivialize this issue of Dawa
when we speak about dour,
we're speaking about dour in the contemporary world.
We're not talking about dour as it was.
We're talking about dour as it is.
And we're not talking about the world as it used to be.
We're not romanticist.
We're not steeped in nostalgia. We're realist.
We are Islamic idealists. We are people who believe that the Islamic ideal and the Islamic message is real and alive. And we believe
that the Islamic dour is more powerful and more relevant and more sophisticated than Bluetooth.
It works the same way.
Those of you who have
the facility, the component of dour inside of you, you can turn on
your dour element, then you can search for pairing device.
You can stand in front of another human being who's whoever they are. And you can pair your device up with this and once you see you got a signal, you can deliver the data. And brothers and sisters I'm telling you something that you need to know there is nothing in the hearts and minds that can stop that.
nothing except ignorance and corruption.
shirk and for whitish
if the person's mind is cleared of misconceptions and distortions. If the person's mind and heart is cleared of the obstructions of ignorance, and for wage and corruption, you can pair up your device, your heart and your mind can be paired up. And you can deliver the Dow as a law is audit just like Bluetooth and you can send that message straight forward in any place where there is a device.
It works just like that.
But you have to know it. The problem with you is that you have the equipment inside of you.
But you're never using it
one of the most important and dynamic components of the Muslim social interaction with other human beings. And unfortunately,
for us living in the Western Hemisphere, it is the duty and the mandate of delivering the dour. I say one of the most important
because brothers and sisters, the war on Islam
is not really the war with tanks and planes and bombs and soldiers.
That is not real where the real war. The real war of Islam is the war of words.
The War of ideas,
the war of images and graphics.
Through the words through the ideas and through the images. They change our minds. They change our hearts. They occupy our minds and hearts, especially our children
and our hearts and our minds become the dumping ground of their doubt.
Allah subhanaw taala gave to us the capacity to move minds to penetrate minds and hearts with the dow
dow is the special tool that is able to circumvent bypass and penetrate the most difficult obstacles and challenges. Through the dour. Many confrontations and prospective provocative situations can be avoided and modified
most of the young brothers who want to march in the streets
who want to talk our talk. I mean who want to talk Jihad talk.
They want to they want to hold up signs. Death to America, death to Great Britain, Islamic State blah, blah, blah. They want to master the street shouting together, walking down the streets with George Galloway, the new communists, the neoconservative the homosexuals, the lesbians, the perverts, anybody just just stopped the war stop the war coalition who stopped the war who is the stop the war coalition. I'll tell you who they are the top of them.
Are the new communists,
the perverts, the homosexuals. Those who are lost upon data calls the godless. They are the real organizers. They are the ones who control the resources. But because they know they can't really do it without us because they're saying, stop the war in our country. So how are they going to do without us?
So they call some of us to be with them. But you go check the stop the war coalition and see who's in charge. They are the godless people, the pervert people. That's who they are. And even if they are pious mushriks we can follow them.
The prophet SAW last name never marched with them. He never sat with them, except to give them doubt. He never invited them into his council meetings. And he never sat with them in their council meetings, and he ever sought to collaborate with them in order to remove the oppression of Muslims. What kind of foolishness are we engaged in?
All Muslims, you think about it for a moment. Who are you following, whose flag You follow what platform you standing on? You get yourself set up.
dour is a vehicle that delivers the message and the essence of Islam via an imperceptible
The Dow is something that is imperceptible, you can't see it. It's just like gas.
You know, if you go home, you go to sleep, you leave the gas on
you and the whole family probably gonna die. You know that right?
Because you can't smell it until it has overcome you.
Dow is that way, that was like a laser. Tao goes into hot dog goes into mind, that will change as human beings, we are able to capture human beings and their families with that work.
Because when a person accepts Islam, what has happened to them.
They then become enraptured. They become inspired. They become enthralled, they become moved with Islam, their life changes. And if as a woman, she goes home and says to her husband, I'm a Muslim, would you like to be a Muslim, if you don't
have to give you three months.
And for some man, he goes home to his wife who says I'm a Muslim. And I would like you and the children also to be Muslim. Or they go to their parents, or they go to their colleagues or they go to their co workers or they go to this and that how, because this Dao has affected their minds and hearts.
Tao is a vehicle that delivers the message and the essence of Islam via an imperceptible energy.
Dow illuminates the character of the one who delivers it. And it inspires the hearts and the minds of those that receive it.
We can literally change the world through
you say to yourself, check that sounds like a dream.
Well, let me tell you,
the fruits of that dream.
most Muslims are unable to give down because they have low self esteem. Or they have a low estimation of the prospect of Islam.
And you know, a salesman. If a salesman is not convinced about their product, he can't really convince anybody else. But when a salesman is convinced that he has the best, or she has the best product, how do they talk?
They talk with conviction with inspiration. They make you believe that you need to buy something that you don't even need
because they themselves feel that you need it.
And the Western Hemisphere where we live
before September 11.
Before the so called war on terror, before the so called war on fanaticism or fundamentalism or extremism or whatever they want to call it. before September 11.
Approximately 13 million people on 13,000 people were accepting Islam in the UK
every year. And in America, approximately 45,000
so before September 11, approximately
58,000 people were accepting Islam before
The war on terror, or fundamentalism, or extremism, or whatever they want to call it.
After September 11, until today, let me give you the statistic. Last year in the UK
27,000 people accepted Islam in the UK.
Last year in America, in the United States of America and North America, that is United States and Canada 79,000 people accepted Islam.
Now, those of you who are
you add that up 79 and 27.
I mean, when I went to school, that was 106,000. I don't know what it is today.
160,000 people, accepted Islam last year,
almost double the number.
Since they initiated the war on terror,
or the war on fundamentalism, or the war on extremism, or whatever they call it, a war on Islam.
They should come to know
that when you agitate Islam, when you agitate it, you're agitating the D bomb.
It is not a chemical bomb. We're not terrorists to blow up no buildings. We're not terrorists to take no no hostages. We're not terrorists to take no airplanes to kill no innocent people. That's not what we do know. But in our hearts, that is the ingredient of the D bomb.
What bomb is that?
It is the de AW, a h bomb.
The Dow bomb.
It has already exploded. And the fallout is all over the world. And I guarantee you brothers and sisters
or brother Khalid you're seeing are probably just seeing a fuller and fuller or
he will be gone.
But 20 years from now, that number would have tripled.
There will be 250,000 to 300,000 people a year coming into Islam just like that. And I pray
that some of you are living. Maybe your sons would have given dour to the granddaughter of george bush or the granddaughter of the queen and marry one of them
We can marry
whosoever accepts Islam.
And Islam will become appealing, revealing powerful
and people will begin to embrace it from the upper class. The intelligence here as it is happening in America today and happening in this country today. The sons and daughters of judges, parliamentary leaders,
Supreme Court judges,
Senators, congressmen, mayors, governors, sons and daughters of engineers, doctors, lawyers, acting Islam today
Muslims are being scattered and shattered and splattered everywhere,
because Allah has his plan,
and they have their plan and allows the best of planners
or Muslims. Do not underestimate what Allah has in store for you and me. Muslims, go out and reclaim your identity, go out
and reclaim your legacy.
Because we are weak and in a condition that we are in because we have lost our identity and our legacy while Allahu Allah wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
The brothers question was that
correct me if I'm wrong brother that in the local mosque, we always trying to raise money to increase the world the beauty or the facility of the mosque and also to remind brothers and sisters how to perfect they will do and to perfect their salon, and that we shouldn't do that. But that he mentioned that I touched upon the need for us to be able to deal with the inner and the outer, and that the outer dimensions of Islam perhaps even more dynamic
Then the inner dynamics, because they are meant basically to the inner dynamics are meant to support the outer dynamics. So we are, we are basically satisfied with basically keep, we keep on going over and over and over the inner dynamics, then what happens is that we never get to the outer dynamics. And so, he mentioned that, it seems like one of the impediments is that perhaps some of the people who are the the staff or the elder generation are the more traditional people in a mosque. How do we can like, cross that gap that what you're trying to say? Well, one is good behavior.
Keep this in mind, brother, although some of these older guys are older people are sometimes
You know, they just stuck in this traditional thinking, you know, because the old country is what they remember. And when they got here, they just trying to keep a part of the old country going, because that's what they understand, because they came here. And their thought was to keep Islam alive, build a mosque, so my children would have a mosque. That was their thinking. We can't blame them for that thinking, because they were successful in that thinking, because those mosques are there, isn't it?
Isn't it? How many mosques? Have you went to or I went to in London? And you know, London, probably, it may as half as many miles as Bangladesh.
You know, only Masdar in London.
But I'll tell you something.
Try to find a mosque that was built by a group of young guys
trying to find one.
I mean, a group of young students or try to find a mosque where some students from Islamic University, came back to London. And they got together and they built a mosque. Is there one?
I'm asking, Is there a mosque that's built in London from the ground or not a purpose built or even a mosque that has been restored or a building has been renovated, rehabilitated by a group of brothers that came back from the university, Islamic University someplace?
And I say this, the reason is, brother is that it takes a different level of commitment. The people who built mosques here, or set up Masia, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years ago, there were people who were working on the docks,
people who are working in the factories, they were not educated people. They were people who had traditional commitment to Islam, from their countries, and they did their part. And they gave birth to you and I will listen to you.
And they sustained you, put you through college, university, and kept a place for you to come. And then some of us, we got a little bit more knowledge, we learned how to say wallet ball lien, instead of zalim.
We learned the word aqeedah. We learned the word man hedge. We learned the word Quran and Sunnah. We get low knowledge, low sophistication, and all of a sudden, our grandfathers and our uncles all of a sudden, they became like, come on, man. What's up? You guys ain't doing nothing, you guys. You ain't on it.
No, in reality, show them good manners.
Go to those malls, pray in those malls clean those mosques, do service in those malls if young men if 10 or 15 young men came to the mosque every week.
And they swept the sidewalks and cleaned the toilets. And who would wash the rugs and cleaned upstairs and downstairs and wash the windows and took the curtains down and took them to the washer and brought them back in serve those older people? What would the older people say? These some good guys, some good young men put us young guys want to do.
But the young men don't do that.
So you get to serve those older people. That's what I believe. Serve them. Be patient with them. And if you can't do in the mouth, what you want to do,
then preying them off as they allow you to read them off as they allow you to do what they allow you to do in the MOS and then get your own spot and do what else what else you want to do.
And then after that, don't do it separately. Continue to serve those older people. So there's no generation gap. So you keep serving the older people. But whatever you can't do with them, you do it another place. But when you do it in another place, bring that resource make it available to those older people because invariably tomorrow
The what places are we going to pray?
The same traditional mosques
who have paid for the Imam salary and where the mom lives, and who paid for the upkeep of that place. So let's respect them, honor them, collaborate with them. And don't the young men go get some little central spot and do their thing and leave the old people over there. Now you got a big problem. You got young men who don't have no wisdom, don't have any patience, and you got old men who don't have any vision and no energy.
So be patient in Sharla. And things will come together inshallah, if we have the right o'clock and the right Nia Sharma. Next. Okay, let's first understand this issue of bear. I didn't use the word bear, I purposely,
I use the word commitment. I use the word allegiance, I use the word loyalty. I used the word obedience, but I didn't use the word bear, because it could be misconstrued. So although for me I don't have a problem with the word bear, I have.
But this issue of bear should be understood that in its in its broader sense, it is reserved for the free level.
When there is a Khalifa, we give back to Muslims get back to the halifa in a broader sense, because he becomes a global authority. But in a small sense, in a local
sense, each one of us should have a loyalty, a commitment, a oath, a contract of hearing and obey with someone whom we respect, to be able to guide us and to act as a mentor for us, and to be to hold us accountable for our Islamic work. So you have the broader and the minor. They are loyalty, commitment, contract, hearing, and obey. And everyone has got to seek it for himself, read about it, read from what the government has said about it. And I suggest all the Muslims, aside from the other things you read, read history and read biography. Read the biography of the of the companions of the Prophet some some of our lives, read about the prophet SAW a lot of them read a biography of the
terrain, but have a read the biography of the Islamic heroes.
Because when you read their biographies, you'll see that each one of them, they were plugged in, they were not independent.
They were part of a Silsila, they could trace their knowledge, they could trace their commitment, they could trace the accountability back to someone.
And that's what we need to do. And inshallah didn't make nice about it. And then that person whom you select, and it doesn't have to be, you know, what a white dog or with a white turban on a white horse, there has to be no ideal person, we don't have to wait for the MACD to come to do that. It can be a person who is a simple person, but known to be erudite, and also known and recognized to have responsibility and respect and integrity among the Muslims. Then you go to that person and ask them, would they act as a mentor for you? Would they seek this act to guide you, as a person who you can go and ask questions, if he doesn't have the questions, he will get them for you. And each one
of us will find that our Islam will become more stabilized when we do that. And a lot he knows best. The first thing is I would suggest is that minimize What brother Khalid just seen said
and maximize what he said that a lot is messenger, so I'll send it over the old mother*er has said and then use that as a basis for your research. Now, when you go into the research, look into the areas that I spoke about that I identified because they were not areas that I wrote, I extracted what I had to say, from people who might consider to be people have knowledge, students have knowledge of scholars, I extracted it from them, and I added some points myself. So you use the focal point of of what I had to say my naziha and you study further, you explore further. And then when you find that the source of what was given to you is Islamic, then you make your intent, point
by point to reassess, re Examine yourself, and then to apply yourself to regaining your personal Islamic identity, restoring your personal Islamic identity. And secondly, look into fulfilling your responsibility for maintaining and preserving the legacy of Islam. That's what you can you can do. And there were four or five different avenues by which I said that we have lost our way and there are four or five avenues by which we can regain our way inshallah. Sister, the sister who asked that question, that's different
Good question. You have to keep this in mind when the last panel of data said obedience to your parents. It there is no obedience to Mark Luke when it involves disobedience to alcoholic.
The prophet SAW Sam ordered us to marry, he ordered us to marry.
And when someone asked me out also last offseason, when should we marry? He said the surah.
That means quickly
and quickly means for the girl when she reaches the age of menstruation. That means when she reaches that age, her parents should be preparing her. Now that's in a Muslim country. What about here. And for the young man, when he starts to recognize the signs of puberty in all young men know when the signs of puberty come?
They are external and internal.
That's when that young man should prepare themselves to marry. And there's no problem. Because the young man can marry a girl and bring them bring the girl home to his family. Or the young man can marry and he can move in with her family. They don't have to have their own personal Roach net.
kitchenette, excuse me.
They don't have to have, we don't have to make all these conditions upon them. And as the sister just asked, What about if a sister wants to marry someone who is not from her country, but her parents prefer it, then you need to sit down and talk to your parents about that.
sit down with them, plead with them, try to make them see your point your position. Because if you decided to leave home, as many girls do, run away from home and marry some guy or be with some guy as some girls do. What control they have over that? Absolutely none. They wouldn't like it. Here, you're not talking about leaving run away from home, you're talking about you would like to marry somebody who's outside of maybe their village are outside of their particular country, while or sometimes outside of their particular persuasion. If you're an adult, and you've made your choice of education, and you're an adult, and you're paying taxes, and you're an adult, and you got to stand
in front of a lawsuit on the Day of Judgment, you've got to stand with your parents who also adults and say to them what you prefer, I don't say disobeyed him, but I say you need to argue for yourself.
And if they would beat you and not allow you to talk, if you were living in Pakistan, or Somalia or Saudi Arabia, well, they can't do it here.
So you better take advantage of the fact that you're here.
And sit down and have a nice long talk with your parents. Because they got hot, and they have minds. And you can appeal to them. But it maybe you can't do it in a day.
And at the end of the day, as you guys call to say here at the end of the day, is that what you say,
at the end of the day,
a young guy that wants to marry a girl
or a young girl that wants to marry a guy. And even if they don't want to get married, just they want to be together at the end of the day.
They're gonna be together.
So we need to convince our parents talk to our parents, not just disobeyed them. But at the same token, don't feel like you're locked up. Don't feel like you're a prisoner. Don't feel you're assuming that you're in some kind of a situation like a bottleneck, and you just can't get out because it's a figment of your own imagination. If you're in the UK, that's not really the situation. Think about it.
Talk about it. Sit with your mother and your father, bring your uncles and bring your older brothers and all that and let somebody be your sponsor and talk for you bring the eyes of God and bring the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam do your own research and see if you can come to them and break that wall of culture because that's all it is.
May Allah help you?
Look, sometimes a practicing sister
can make a brother wanna practice
and vice versa.
It all depends upon the chemistry and the near which is involved. Of course, if you got a brother, he don't pray he gone to the club.
You know he went jewelry around his neck yakin crazy.
I wouldn't want to get my daughter to him or my sister to the cleaners actor.
But then again, if he's a Muslim, what I want my sister to wind up with a Kaffir and some of the young sisters that
What is happening?
So I say, sister inshallah,
if there's a non practicing Muslim brother that you got your eyes on or that you're talking to or you communicate with whatever, I think what you need to do is bring him and let your practicing Muslim brother or you're practicing Muslim father or uncle, or there's some practicing Muslim brothers in the unit where you go to let them
prop him up a little bit, pull the socks up.
Because every non practicing weak Muslim Brothers sister can tomorrow become a practicing Muslim brother, sister. I just spoke about the whole thing about the phenomena of newly practicing Muslims.
Honestly, brothers and sisters, don't tell no lie. I'm looking, I'm not going to how many of you are newly practicing Muslims?
Come on, come on. Come on. Don't be bashful. It's alright to be a newly practicing Muslim.
Bama new Muslim, I'm not I'm not a young Muslim, but I'm a new Muslim.
And I happen to know that most of you in this room are newly practicing Muslims.
When I say newly practicing,
you just started studying issues of Akita. And understanding what that is, you just came out of that whole cultural phenomena and came to understand what the broad spectrum of Islam is. You just started wanting to pray five times a day, not that you are praying five times a day, some of you just thought making fighter some of you just thought praying in Jamaat now raise your hand some of us as a newly practicing Muslims.
See, see? Yes. Most of us nothing wrong with that.
Because when something is new to you, it's always sweeter to you. new wife, new jewelry, new husband, new children, you know, everything that's new is always better want to get old to you. That's when you start taking it for granted. You don't use it like you supposed to use it. So there's nothing wrong with it. May Allah spawn to help all the sisters and brothers who have these marital problems, but I don't want to ask to me the merits of questions, because then I'll start to get hung up like the Sharia Council.
Okay, I'm not gonna answer that. Because let me just say this to you, there is no such thing as halau music. I understand that part of it. So anybody who's listening to music, I don't care if you want to call them you can call them some kind of
contemporary nasheeds or whatever you want to call it. There is no such thing as halau music.
Because if it was the prophet SAW, Sam would have been playing it and singing it.
But he didn't.
So if it's not allow the best thing it could be is permissible. Maybe, maybe it is allowable on certain occasions, under certain circumstances, perhaps.
But I would say to you,
it's better for you to leave it alone.
Leave it alone because this new phenomena of listening to music and and listening to these machines and people singing the Koran and you know our brothers is I heard the Quran being sung by somebody the other day stuff federal law.
A person took the court and is of the court and put it into a song but version for children.
The prophet SAW said never did that. He said curse, Curse of a law be upon the people that take the Quran out of his his recitation mode and put it into another cultural mode.
You want to teach children Qur'an, you teach them Qur'an, you want to teach them, teach them.
Then if you want to teach some poetry, good poetry is good poetry. Bad poetry is bad poetry, but leave the drums in the whistles and the banjos and all that stuff alone.
Now they got a new phenomena going on where they have
clubs and sisters and brothers can go to his non alcoholic clubs.
And they got five or six little machine groups in there dancing and spinning around and everything.
And all the young brothers and sisters is the Sisters of on the south a little jabs on and the brothers up on the other side over there and they all drinking non toxic drinks. And they singing that sheet back and forth to each other and get the Bluetooth back and forth. Come on. Well, why are we fooling around? Why you don't just go on the club and just everybody just get on the floor and just Boogaloo. What's the difference?
If you want to go Jay Hill, go Jay Hill, what a what a capital J.
But you can't mix up water and all.
It does go in the same car but not the same place.
Islam is good enough for you, or if it's not good enough for you, but don't add something else into it as if Islam needs to special spices. I don't believe that the children who are learning these machines and the songs, I don't believe they're gonna learn them songs and the court and also
they're gonna forget the code and they're gonna learn the songs.
I don't believe they can become scholars singing the sheets. So a lot no best. I don't want to go down that road. And I don't want to be No, I don't want to I don't want to cast no aspersions on nobody. It is often said that marriage is half of faith and seek your fee of a law for the other half. And he actually does doesn't mean half it says in the chatroom. Mm hmm. shutter, it means it means a necessary part that without it.
There's hardly any presence of Islam.
Marriage brings responsibility. Marriage brings accountability. Marriage brings maturity. Marriage brings a whole nother level of consciousness. And that's why the prophet SAW said wanted us to be married. Because our Islam will show this maturity, it will show that stability, it was showed that accountability and that responsibility. And that's what he wanted for us.
these are these are guesstimates.
That I've taken from four or five different places that you can you can you can go to the census here in this country, you can go to the census in the United States, you can go to several other statistics that have been gathered, you can go on Google and you can take different things from there. I've taken from about 14 sources and come up with my thinking.
Now some would say higher figure and some may say just a little bit lower, what I've done is I've taken the middle finger from the statistics that I've done in my background in sociology. So I deal with statistics. And I'll say to you that my guesstimates are fairly accurate.
But you don't have to use them if you don't want to want to. But I'll say to you that it is fairly accurate that 100,000 people are accepting Islam in the Western Hemisphere. And of course, that doesn't even include Australia, and other places. Because that's not really the Western Hemisphere, although it is quite Western.
Just last year, we gave 816 Shahada is in Australia.
So Islam is on the move, and this is without this is without organized our
This is without a doubt our institution.
This is without much doubt resources. But if we were really had resources if we were really organized and all of us really made an effort. That's why it gives you the statistics so that you will understand that if without really that much effort, this is what's happening, then what would happen if we really made the effort. The last question is Islam has to be in the leadership. How do we obtain this? I think the sister is saying that the responsibility of Islam is should be in the leadership. No, there's not. We do not. This is not an ecclesiastical Islam. We don't have what they call it.
What is it called? hierarchy.
We don't have a hierarchy. There's nobody to blame.
The leaders are the leaders. But usually Allah subhanho wa Taala gives to the people, a leader that is just like them.
So when we blame the leaders who get to blame ourselves,
because the leaders came from ourselves. If we want to make the leaders better, we should be better followers. That's what I can say to you. And yes, there is a responsibility on leadership. The prophets are awesome said last month, I will drag the leaders on their faces on the Day of Judgment, he will drag them on their faces in chains. They will be responsible in front of a lot of data first before anybody else. Yes, that's true. But the same token brothers and sisters when there is a deficiency among the oma or in our organization, don't blame the leaders. Let's blame ourselves because they wouldn't be leaders if we didn't choose.
It says it is 427 those faster you should open that fast or break their fast inshallah eat Mubarak. Thank you.