Why Man Should Recognise God
Channel: Khalid Yasin
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My dear respected Muslim brothers and sisters and if there are any non Muslims as salam, O Allah, Manitoba alhuda.
Our discussion today is to
the proposition why man needs to recognize God.
Now to understand why we need to discuss this is because the world today
consists of many
who are under the impression that either God doesn't exist or there is no need to believe in a god or subscribe to belief in God.
And while we Muslims consider this to be fundamentally incorrect, and absurd, we cannot dismiss it as a concept, we have to address it as a concept, we have to do so because even in time of the profits of a Muslim even 5000 years ago, they were people who believe the same way.
We need to discuss the fundamental role of God and religion in the lives of human beings and to show reasonably show reasonably so that there is a fundamental role of a creator and a system of life from that creator in the lives of human beings. And we need to by doing so offer a general refutation of atheism. Now, I say a general refutation because it's not our responsibility here to make a detailed refutation of atheism or any other ism.
At the same token, it is not our responsibility to prove to anybody that God exists, or that religion is necessary in their lives because the proof is not up to us.
It's up to us to provide information is up to us to provide evidence is up to us to provide a reasonable background and definition.
It's up to us to provide also some rational arguments.
Some historical references
and point out a social paradigm that is pulling out through history, social paradigms that reflected
and to make an ideological proposition and a conclusion.
Now I'm very glad that we have a full house because that always inspires the speaker
whether we speak to one person or whether we speak to 1000
the proofs and evidences are the same.
Now, from time immemorial, that is
based upon the earliest recorded history, man has demonstrated a need to understand and explore the principles and the underlying purpose of his existence. So, this is not a new question.
Human beings have from the earliest recorded history, tried to understand and explore
and the underlying purpose of their existence.
This exploration has included research into the origin of the universe, and theories concerning the genesis of time itself.
The answer to these central questions
have been both a dilemma
and a major preoccupation for thinkers, educators and philosophers of every time and every age and every known civilization.
History has produced basically two consistent propositions
to explain this phenomenon.
These two propositions have manifested themselves in different ways with various expressions.
The first proposition of which is the idea that man is one of many of evolved species through a process recently referred to as natural selection.
And that he man,
along with all other known or unknown elements in the universal order, are continuing to evolve and to exist without any provable purpose or external source or sponsor.
This idea is the basic fundamental proposition of the atheist.
for argument's sake, we can summarize and define all of the historical proponents branches of this proposition as the dialectical materialist, whether it be communism, whether it be socialism or the be atheism or agnosticism.
And it would include both the atheists and the agnostics
as well as others who have not chosen those particular names but still sit under the same tree.
In the modern world, their ideas have emerged as systematic alternatives and an antithesis to the idea or the proposition of religion and the subsequent conviction of the existence of a supreme being. That is, they categorically reject the idea of religion, they categorically reject the idea of a supreme being.
Historically, all of these movements have one thing in common
denial and rejection of God and religion.
The second idea or proposition
is the one that we Muslims, we invite a humanity to
and it is the idea or the proposition, that man
as a creature is one of the countless species that form the created cosmos, created,
created that means designed, engineered, placed in the environment, where it is for a specific reason, with a purpose with a design and with accountability.
As such, men is chosen and mandated to fulfill a role within that creation.
This idea or proposition says that man is a creature. As such, he has a creator
and that man is a micro organism of the greater creative
And it suggests that this greater creation also has a create tool.
For here, we can use the word create your sponsor, interchangeably,
in the same way that a student that could not afford to come to this university and pay the tuition fees
may be sponsored by a foundation that pays their tuition. Is that correct?
Therefore, a student that attends this university, who has not the money to pay for their education, comes here on a scholarship.
Whomsoever pays that scholarship would be that student's sponsor, is that correct?
That student would in one way or another, be obligated to the terms of that sponsor.
So we can use the word creator and sponsor interchangeably here.
The idea of the proposition that man is a creature,
and therefore responsible to a creator, or a sponsor,
a creator or sponsor that is responsible for bringing in the creation into existence, not just for sustaining it, but for bringing it into existence.
Almost every child in the world of whatever background
has an innate respect and obligation for their parents. Why is that?
It's not because as a child, they understood the principles of respect.
It's not because as a child, they went to school and they were taught about respect, it is because as a child, it is an innate, instinctive feeling and attachment, to have respect and to respond to the parents. Why? Because the child knows instinctively, that they came about through the sponsorship of their parents.
And so this sponsorship, even though it's a human sponsorship, follows that child all of their life all the way to the grave.
And they always have this psychological connection to the parent, because the parent is essentially the sponsor.
Then we put forward the same idea, that man has been sponsored into existence, and the environment of man has been sponsored into existence, therefore, innately inside of man, there is also that instinctive feeling to know whom it is, and what it is that has brought him into existence and this great world into existence. This idea
is what brings to the Genesis, the idea of God and religion.
Following this some
rationale, some put forward, the rationale, or the proponents of this idea, hold that all things in existence are regulated by immutable laws. Now, the atheists or the communists, they may say, Now, there are no immutable laws, things are always changing.
But there are immutable laws, laws that never change.
laws that if they were just to change just a little bit, would throw our world and our universe into
a collision course.
If the earth
instead of being 93 miles, 93 million miles from the sun, just gravitated towards the sun, just three miles closer,
our universe or our environment that we are in with this dissipate, that way,
it would dissipate, it would implode. And if the earth were to drift away from the sun, just 3 million miles,
the atmosphere would become unbearable.
The entire oceans would freeze over,
we would enter a new ice age, and we would be history. So the immutable law that we can relate to that we have no control over is that the earth as a body, as a member of the body of planets remains in its place fixed in order to keep a balanced environment. This is called the immutable law, which men 5000 years ago
Men who now call themselves by a sophisticated terminology atheist, communist, socialist, or whatever, they cannot change.
such laws prove accountability such laws prove subordination to the source or the sponsor of creation, that is, man is accountable because if man was not accountable, man would be in complete control and have to answer to no one.
If man was not subordinate man would be the most powerful element in creation, which of course, he is not
what a man has healthy, powerful, rich, thinking, educated, arrogance can follow easily. When a man becomes old, he cannot hold his urine.
These children have left him
this money has no benefit to him. He has a disease
that makes it so that he cannot digest his food any longer.
He is no longer arrogant, he's no longer powerful, he's no longer young, his intelligence starts to reverse.
And if that happens, it means he has never really been in control.
Because being accountable, means always being accountable. And being powerful and in control means always being powerful, and in control.
such laws prove accountability and subordination to the source or sponsor of creation, which must necessarily not only apply or substantiate, that there is a supreme being with supreme knowledge, to design and orchestrate, but also to sustain and to legislate that awesome and diversified creation. Now, as far back as 5000 years ago, that is 3000 years before Christ.
They appeared human beings whose lives have been duly recorded.
And they said
that they were inspired and appointed by a supreme or extraordinary power, to represent and communicate to other beings. The obligation to acknowledge, obey and worship one who has created them. So as far back as 5000 years ago, they appeared human beings, same to others, who reject God reject religion, who don't want to be accountable, who don't feel themselves subordinate, these human beings, extraordinary human beings, they were born and they spoke and said, we as human beings,
are the beneficiaries of a benefactor.
That we are in existence and that we are creatures because we have been created by a sponsor.
That sponsor is the supreme god, creator, Lord, we are obligated to him,
that creator has sent me to speak to you.
That is those extraordinary human beings spoke that way to tell you, that you should recognize you should obey and you should regulate yourselves according to the design, which he has sent.
These human beings were known as messengers and prophets.
They brought their respective messages in the form of a revealed scripture, or an and through a demonstrated phenomena of prophecy.
Prophecy and the phenomena of prophecy is something that all human beings look at, because these prophets are these messengers. They came as human beings like you and I,
they walk they talk they ate, and why should someone believes that they are representatives of a creator? Why should they believe that? If there's nothing inherent in their conduct, if they're not Superman, if they're not flying, if there's not something that they can show, and they were asked, show us prove to us that you are a prophet or messenger, there's somebody that you represent is more powerful than we are. And if we look back at each one of those prophets and messengers, they did, in fact,
exhibit some phenomena, to prove to those doubters, those agnostics, those atheists, at that time, didn't take.
In the case of Noah. What's happened in the case of Noah, now we're not speaking about a mythical personality. We're talking about a historical personality documented person. What was the phenomena of Noah?
He preached to his people. And we now know that Noah lived
more than 1100 years
and that he preached to his people for now.
and they cursed at him, and they called him a fool. While they enjoyed themselves, they passed by him and called him a fool and cursed at him and rejected him. And God.
answered Noah's prayer Noah said, oh, god voted these creatures you have made a heedless and disobedient and have no value and they will never praise you.
Oh God, destroy them and not leave on the earth. One single creature. This was his prayer. What was the story of Noah?
The angels came to Noah until Noah, Noah, go up on the mountain and build a boat.
No, wait up on the mountain to build a boat. And what do you think the people did? Those atheists, agnostics? What do you think they did? They laughed even harder? Is that what kind of fool is he
building a boat up on top of the mountain? After he finishes building it? How will he bring it down to the ocean.
And they laughed and they laughed until the boat was finished. Then God sent to Asia told Noah, Noah, make your dues. And buy your animals will come in pairs. Not one, not three, not four, not five, but in pairs. And they will fill that boat and then you and your family and those who want to come with you get on that boat and seal it off.
And while the people laughed, and he had encouraged and pointed at the boat, and his calling them the rain game.
And it rained until the rain reached the top of the mountain all the people were drowned. And when it reached the top of that mountain, that boat just so they had no idea. They had no idea why he was building that boat. But no it did because he had connection inspiration with God. We have no idea to prove to anybody that God exists and they can laugh and they can curse and they can do whatever they want to do.
But without conviction, we know that the world of atheists and communists, they are constantly drowning themselves in the water of their own sins and decadence.
Until they would annihilate their own civilization. If we follow all those prophets, Noah, Moses, Abraham, David, Solomon, Jacob, john the baptist, Jesus Christ, all of those prophets had the same challenge the same people laughing, cursing, rejecting, saying this and that, and who are you. And God gave each one of them
a phenomena we call it a miracle,
to prove who they were and that God exists.
The major religions of the world serve to regulate the moral principles of human beings and to introduce into every sphere of man's life, the reference toward God, and religious consciousness
is our conclusion that
religion is to man as fundamental as the sky is to the earth.
Just as fundamental.
No one on Earth would ever think that there was not a sky over them.
And no one would be inside the sky flying in an automobile, I mean, flying in an airplane, but that they would be expecting, hopefully, to land on Earth. So its fundamental relationship with the Creator, is just as fundamental as the earth is to the sky.
Just as fundamental as
the reality as night and day.
The rejection of religion is one thing, but the suppression of it is another.
And it's not enough for the atheists or the communists, or the agnostics or the socialists, or for the headedness of the heedless of the godless. It's not enough for them to reject religion.
They go further, and they have always went further they want to eradicate it.
No, they don't want any sign of religion, God or people have God on the earth to interfere with what they want.
Historically, every civilization that has went forward on the chauvinism and arrogance of secularism, atheism, agnosticism, heedlessness and godlessness have wound up in the same position as a ship without an anchor in the middle of an ocean of immorality.
decadence and unbridled Hedden, ism and materialism. materialism is the same today as it is before.
The sins that man commits today are what we call sophisticated sins. The crimes that people commit today are sophisticated crimes, the godlessness, the heedlessness, the arrogance. They're just sophisticated, but they are the same crimes and disbelief and the same immorality as the time of Rome.
As the time of Egypt as in the time of Persia as the time of Babylon, whether it's the communists or the capitalists, or the secularists or any who deny God,
inevitably, their civilizations always wind up with the same characteristics.
That is because
man is in need of moral regulation, man is in need of being reminded of his origin as a creature, man requires the cultivation of worship to modify and complement his intellectual endowment. After all, it is only the endowment of the intellect, and the cultivation of high morals and ethics, that separate man from beast,
that separate man from the lower animals, and gives him the distinction of calling himself civilized, because think about it.
Those great civilizations and those who consider themselves to be the modern civilizations, they commit acts of indecency and morality that even lower animals do not do.
They don't do it. But human beings without regulation without guidance, they do it.
in particular sets forth the premise that
there is none to be worship except Almighty God. This is a statement called law in law in the law. Now it sounds at the outset to be just a static religious formula. It is not.
It's a scientific formula. It's a dialectical formula. It's a philosophical formula. It's a social formula. It's a historical formula. It's an absolute formula, because it says that there is none to be recognized or to be obeyed or be conformed to be regulated by the law except the Creator.
And that if man were to adopt this document, if man were to adopt this principle, law, law in the law, that would set man off, at least with the ability to search for and to find a connection with his creator. Without law, in law in the law, the human being
has no anchor.
The human being has no guiding factor.
The human being has no way to find answers. The human being always will look to themselves or to other human beings, or to the environment for those answers, and the person and other persons and environment is constantly changing and depreciating. Therefore, it cannot find
the answers. Secondly, the human being needs a human example. And that's why God sent prophets into the world to provide human examples.
The idea of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Muhammad Rasulullah, that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah is the is the natural progression of Jesus is the messenger of God, john the baptist is the messenger of God, David, Solomon, are the messengers of God.
Muhammad Rasulullah is the natural progression of what all those statements said all those prophets saved when they came, I am Moses said, Abraham said, Noah said, I am the messenger of God and a prophet to you. And that final prophet that brought that final revelation in that final religion said also, I am a messenger of God to you. And I am the example for human beings. The example that human beings need is the example of a guided person, person that the Creator has sent to guide other human beings. We invite and we Muslim should invite other human beings to this proposition of law in the law, Muhammad Rasulullah. We should invite them with terms that meet them on their terms. If
they have a problem with religious terminology, we should remove the religious term
terminology and speak to them in what's called associative terminology, a terminology they can accept and digest. But it all boils down to the same whether you say, creator, or God, whether you say profit or extraordinary human being, whether you say extraordinary, powerful, phenomenal revelation or inspiration, or whether you say a divine scripture, whether you say the end of life or death, whether you say an accountability hereafter, or you say gender or paradise, it's all the same. We have to use a terminology that meets them, that's palatable to them, but we have to give them this message.
Now, we don't ask
the atheist the agnostics or the secularists to dismiss the mean and elements of the Muslims, meaning that if they say that certain Muslims themselves are not representative of what you say,
although we've talked to other Muslims, and they agree with us,
that has nothing to do with our proposition because we said that Islam is the answer. We didn't say that Muslims are the answer.
This proposition has proven itself unequivocally, and has produced both civilization and culture as a paradigm that is the proposition of Islam, the proposition proposition of submitting to a creator, the proposition that man should recognize, obey and conform to a creator.
This is the proposition of Islam.
Now, if those
agnostics or secularists say
that Muslims themselves are guilty of excessive behavior, or anti social positions, we say that this may be true.
There are certainly among Muslims, criminals heedless, some of them even godless.
But they are not representative of our proposition.
And we say that such extremism on the part of Muslims or deviation on the part of Muslims is not an indictment against Islam, or its two main sources, the Quran of the incomparable life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, both which are unparalleled and what they have, and are providing human beings and the world with in regards to a source of guidance and social example. Now, because of the constraints of our time, we are unable to say much more.
But we should ask,
the atheist and the agnostics those that reject, think about the creation of the human being, think about the heavens and the earth. Think about life and death. Think about the drama of the grave and the consideration of judgment. Think about the accountability and responsibility and judgment for your actions. Think about the universe, think about time and think, if you can, if there was no existence, who would bring it about Welcome to Colorado stuff with Laura Lee, or Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Our brothers and sisters, this lecture was designed originally to start at one, I think, India round 145, and to have some questions and answers.
Most of you did not arrive until around 125. And so we didn't get started until maybe 130.
What I delivered to you in in reading was basically, I tried to deliver what I had here within 30 minutes, which I did. There were some other things that I would have necessarily given to you as proofs and evidence for my arguments and for my reputations, given the time, but I cannot. But what I decided to do rather than to cancel the lecture, what I decided to do was to basically equip you
with some tools that you might be able to use when you meet atheists, agnostics, godless, heedless, immoral people, that you might have some tools that you might need to provide them with. So within that timeframe, I asked you to accept what you've been given the brother, he has recorded it, and he'll make it available to you in the future. And I think maybe we have about five minutes before this room belongs to another group. Is that correct?
Yeah. So within that timeframe that we have left, if there are some questions you want to ask on the topic. I'll do my best to respond on the topic. But if you have questions or you have some statements that you want to make that's outside of the topic, then you have to choose a different venue in a different time.
My brother's question is, if we meet an atheist or an agnostic or a person who at least wants to give the consideration to the fact that there is a higher principle, some supreme element
They may not say God, but I would accept that there has to be some profound element or higher principle, but that there's no evidence that
that this person whose name is Muhammad is a prophet of God. And so what miracle does the Quran has that seems to indicate that he was a profit? The answer will be the Quran itself.
other prophets were given a specific miracle to show the people Allah gave to the Prophet, so awesome, a composite scripture. And in that composite scripture, if a person takes the time to read, they will find
40 or 50 phenomenons that the Quran speaks about, that the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him could not himself have known I'll give you two or three.
Two Quran says, wash shampoo will Comrie either Mr. karela.
The sun and the moon each follow a law which they do not go outside of. Now 1400 24 years ago, was that law known?
Was it known 1400 24 years ago was it known? It didn't says it says the moon and the sun. Now we now know that the moon goes around Earth doesn't in its own orbit, isn't it? And we also know that the earth goes around the sun in its own orbit. Now the Quran says was Shamsi welcomer, suggesting that the sun
doesn't move out of its orbit. So that means the sun the Quran is saying that the sun is in orbit.
Could the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him you have known that the sun has its own orbit its own law, he could not have known that.
Could he have also known that sun that the earth is positioned in such a way as to make it appear? That also that the sun is stationary? No. Second thing could the prophet to Lawson have known that the stet The moon is also in its own orbit around the Earth as the earth is moving around the sun. Could he have known that? No, he couldn't have. The Quran said that. Another statement the Quran says the Quran says and verla we created every human we could read every single thing from water.
Now science, biology has established clearly that every living element of existence has come from water. Part of what's inside water is called what carbon Isn't it? Isn't it carbon the Quran says and we created every living thing from water. Now we know that the hole all the gases that we find in the in the in the universe, and inside the human beings inside fossils inside the earth, so from the inside earth to what's on the earth was outside of Earth is dependent upon and made from water. The Quran said that could the Prophet have known that? Know? The Quran says wahala Canal in Santa min Allah and we created the human being from a hanging clot.
And Allah means not suspended, but clean and hanging.
Now the embryologist will tell us clearly now that when the sperm penetrates the egg, the egg then embeds itself into what the uterus and from embedding itself in the uterus, it creates what a cluster, a clot villain hangs from there decreed the creation of the human beings thoughts and that hanging, that string that hangs becomes what for the human being the umbilical cord isn't it
that connects it to the brain, and that the brain is the first part of the human being that is fashion, isn't it? So the Quran said we're holopainen insane. I mean, Allah in the Quran goes on further to teach the seven stages of the embryo in the womb until it comes fully out. Could the Prophet have known that he could not have but the Quran has stated that clearly, did he have a stethoscope? Did he have a way to look up inside? Could he have known that? No, he didn't know that. The Quran also says in the suit of Ramadan, that
Allah the Creator has created the oceans, large bodies of water, one sweet palatable to the taste and the other salty and bitter. What are the two bodies of water,
oceans and rivers isn't it and between them, he has put what is called
a barrier which they do not cross. What does that mean? It means that when the oceans meet the rivers, the ocean does not overcome the river.
And the rivers do not enter the ocean so that the oceans absorbed
Rivers, it doesn't happen, where oceans and rivers meet, does the ocean take over the river? It doesn't, although the ocean might be five times six times, eight times 10 times larger than a river.
And, you know, if you took two bodies of water,
and you put a funnel in between them,
what would happen, the larger body would absorb the smaller body weight today.
But in the case of the ocean in the river, it doesn't happen because a LA City put a bus up, so they do not overcome each other. And one of our
Jacques Cousteau who passed away now he was a marine biologist.
He was able to film
under the ocean, where the rivers meet the ocean. And the river meets the ocean and the ocean meets the river and they go back.
They meet and they go back. So therefore, rivers returned back to itself and the ocean returns back to itself. They do not overcome each other. How does the Prophet know that?
We can name many phenomenons in the crab that the Quran has stated 40,000,024 years ago as a miracle, not that the Quran is a book of science, it is not, it is a book proving that Muhammad is the prophet of God, because God has said things in it that Mohammed could not have known to prove
who he was, is just one of the examples of the Quran itself.
What is the fine line between a child that rejects their parents and a child that disobeys the parents?
You see, the person that rejects their parents is the same as an atheist.
Now, an agnostic is a person who doesn't say there's no God. It just says that. I don't know.
agnostic. They don't know they don't have any evidence. They don't have any proof. Therefore, they don't regulate, they don't conform themselves to anything. They didn't reject it. But atheism is the categorical denial and rejection after investigation, and then adopting an antithesis of worshiping God, and adapting themselves to religion. So atheism is antithesis agnosticism is just merely a person saying that I don't know. And therefore I'm not going to conform to something I don't know. So it's much easier for us to discuss our proposition with an agnostic person because they might be in rejection, they might be in denial.
But they are not saying clearly, categorically I reject an argument against it so as to create itself an antithesis to religion.
There are Muslims who themselves are born Muslims, but they're inside of them. They are agnostic. They don't see any reason to worship Allah, they don't see any reason to pray. They don't see any reason too fast. As long as I'm a good person, long as I'm a decent person, why do I need to do all of that I'm born a Muslim, I'm not gonna say I'm not a Muslim, but I don't have to go through all of these rituals.
This the same? That person needs the same advice as an agnostic, who makes no claim to be born or accepted or in any particular religion.
Okay, I think we have about five more minutes. Any other questions? The life of the Prophet peace and blessing upon them, as the brother mentioned itself is full of phenomenon.
No man's life is categorically recorded, like that of the Prophet salon exam, in detail. That is true. And there are many phenomena attached to his life. But I mentioned that the greatest miracle that we could refer to relative to the prophet and would be enough is the Quran itself.
The fact that this book was revealed 14 124 years ago and was memorized in his life, and has been memorized and sustained and preserved until now.
And the fact that it has addressed every aspect of the human drama whatsoever, any aspect you want to think of it has done so. The other thing is that it took a group of people who were backwards, illiterate,
and within 50 years, took those people and made them the masters of the entire world and use that book that was revealed to Mohammed slawson to introduce what we call today the Renaissance.
The Renaissance was that light that came from the core and
that came from the ambition and the inspiration of the Muslim civilization that brought light to Europe and brought an awakening to the world Renaissance means the day
of enlightenment. Enlightenment means what brought light to the darkness of Europe and Western civilization. So the Quran itself is enough of a phenomenon, although anyone that looks to the life of the prophet SAW sin will find in his life, at least 27 miracles, physical miracles that he performed, but the greatest of all the miracles is that of the Quran? Yes, actually.
Yes, we can take verses of the Quran
to show that a loss of power don't exist, you can take as a courtesy, you can take the last is of suta hatia, you can take it, you can take the sutra which is called as loss.
There are many is that you can use as a proposition, to discuss with them the existence of a law. But don't take the burden upon yourself. To prove to anyone that God exists, is too much of a burden for you and I, it's up to us to only convey to them the proposition
conveyed conveys to them the proposition of prophethood conveyed to them the proposition of the Day of Judgment conveyed to them the proposition and the definite Miss of death. All we can do is give them the proposition, we should never take the burden upon ourselves to think that we have to prove anything to anyone. It's up to us.
To be thankful to be grateful to act to acknowledge Almighty God to conform ourselves to God to worship Almighty God, and then to offer that proposition to other human beings. That's all we need to do. Our brothers and sisters, I want to thank you very much for your coming. I want to thank this, the student group who made the invitation We ask Allah subhanaw taala that the words that we had the words that we intended, meet, meet the objective and we ask that our words are received with good intention, and that our words are not misconstrued. We asked a loss of punter without a doubt we call it benefits to someone and if not, that we call benefit to ourselves. Welcome call the
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What is the purpose of life of life?
Why is it that when we ask the simple question,
what is the purpose of our lives?
Why do we get so many different answers?
Is because people haven't really thought about it.
It's too frightening.
Not the question itself is frightening. But what's frightening is that if we answer it clearly, it may change our lives. indelibly and we are afraid of change
and now we have discovered that
Every part of creation that has been discovered is inside of a drop of water.
Well, the Quran already said that to us 1500 years ago, that we created everything in every single thing from water. The Quran said that
we want to talk this evening about
Jesus, the son of Mary,
and his phenomenal birth.
that very few human beings, whether Muslims or Christians have any argument about
we believe, and our Koran makes it clear for us and confirms for us that Jesus Christ in fact, he was born without the intervention of sperm.
that his mother, Mary, that bless it woman, she became pregnant by the word of God.
No man touched her.
or homicides are committed every 19 minutes.
And two rates are committed every seven minutes.
And they are three robberies
every 59 seconds.
There are 257,000 children that are legally or illegally aborted. That is 257,000 children are killed in the womb.
21 million children
are born every year out of wedlock, who do not know their mothers and fathers
or who do not know whom they are fathered by
2.8 million suicides every year of human beings who find no reason to live with these kinds of social problems inside of their own boundaries inside of their own governments and their own institutions. How can they
bring peace to the world?
It doesn't make sense.
Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds you and me that whatever good happens, it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if something else happens, this is from our own hands.
Allah subhanho wa Taala he has ordered you and I to enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong.
And when we cease to do that, we don't enjoy the right. We don't enjoy, enjoy and we don't enjoy on the right we don't forbid the wrong then Allah subhanho wa Taala promise that he will visit us a calamity from himself.
when the calamity happens, or you are punished, and the receiver comes upon you and you call upon Allah, He will not answer.
What do the Muslims of today expect?
The character of the Muslim is the most important part of the Muslim.
Not what he or she says, not only what he or she waves,
not where they come from, or who their mother or father is or grandfather, not the country they live in, or for that matter if they live next to the Kaaba is not important at all.
It is the character because the character is the actual fruit.
And we can remember on the occasion, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam invited his companions to make a sacrifice in the way of a loss of Hannah what other
and their own little unknown called Bob.
He brought half of his wealth
and he considered this to have been
a major sacrifice.
And he was very proud of that.
But when I will record the lower and came abubaker
He brought all of his wealth.
And when the profits on the long line is and asked abubaker
what he had left for his family? What was the response of abubaker odilon he said, Allahu Allah solo.
A line is messengers a lot of stuff. And it was by the suggestion or the order of the profits of the last time that Abu Bakr took back some of his wealth for his family.
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
that there was no one from among the Muslims,
who displayed his loyalty to a lot of his messengers, some of them similar to that of Abu Bakar.
So Allah Subhana, WA Tada. He said, yes, definitely, who, who is better, who is more excellent
than the one that calls towards the last panel, not just calling that just shouting, not just arguing?
Well, I'm sorry, but they are acting upon what they are calling, they are setting a precedent for what they are calling to.
They have established a behavior, a paradigm and example to what they are calling to. And they openly say, announce, I am Muslim.
We're oceans and rivers meet, does the ocean take over the river, it doesn't, although the ocean might be five times six times, eight times 10 times larger than a river.
And, you know, if you took two bodies of water,
and you put a funnel in between them,
what would happen, the larger body would have solved the smaller body with today.
But in the case of the ocean in the river, it doesn't happen because a law city put a bus up so they do not overcome each other. And one of our
Jacques Cousteau who passed away now he was a marine biologist.
He was able to film
under the ocean, where the rivers meet the ocean. And the river meets the ocean and the ocean meets the river and they go back.
They meet and they go back. So therefore the river is returned back to itself and the ocean returns back to itself. They do not overcome each other. How does the Prophet know that?
Islam has five fundamental pillars, the first of which is to bear witness that there's none of your worship except Almighty God, consistent with
the first commandment given to Moses, consistent with
the first commandment that Jesus Christ also said, is the greatest of the commandments. Here yo Israel, the Lord thy God is one. Absolutely one, not the number one.
Not the number one that could be divided into 123.
Not the number one that could be multiplied.
But absolutely one, having no one Besides, no other God Besides, he or Israel, the Lord that God is one that shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and all the mind and all thy soul, and thou shalt not worship anyone except the Lord that God no bow down to any graven images in the heavens on earth or the sea below.
Such said Moses, and such said confirm Jesus Christ and such since the Quran.
This is what we bear witness. And this is the first pillar of Islam is the most important.
If war erupts in Iraq, more than 3000 missiles will be rained upon Iraq in the course of 66 hours, and more than a half a million people will be killed.
Can you tell me
how the lives of a half a million people
are equal to a leader Saddam Hussein if America was able to go into South America and pull out what was the guy's name general
America was selling drugs with Noriega, but then Noriega flipped on them.
So they went in and took this man from his country, brought them out and put them in jail for life in their country. So why didn't we just go into Iraq and pull out saddam? No, they need to go into Iraq.
Why? Because you will find that in a matter of six months after the war, the prices in the oil will go down. And as we speak right now
Now there are 27 mega companies, mega companies who are bidding for contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq. What does have to do with Saddam Hussein and democracy.
If a man
had to get pregnant and have a baby, he would die.
And then on top of that, if he had to look forward to taking care of that child for the next
10 1520 years, and sometime the mother, she's taking care of a grown child,
men who still live with their mothers,
you couldn't do it.
And still, she's taking care of herself.
She's taking care of her husband.
Now loss upon the reward those sisters
and male law cover their false
male law cause the husbands and brothers and sons to appreciate them, because they are the goodly trees that bear the goodly fruit, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the Quran,
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam he made brotherhood, very sacred, very important is the whole basis of the Muslim society brotherhood. And when there's no brotherhood, believe it, there is no substance among the Muslims.
The first principle and characteristics of dow is that the die has to have knowledge.
Not just ambition.
Not just emotional drive, and not just a reaction to some insult that somebody has said, and not just a feeling to want to give down because you know, it's the obligation. All those things are good, and it's all necessary. But without knowledge, what are you gonna do, but always show your composure and your willingness to talk to anybody? Because why?
You put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala from the very beginning, the Messenger of Allah was awesome. He didn't have all the answers. But he put his trust upon law a law says to him for turaco Allah in kuntum