Channel: Khalid Yasin
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want to say that Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
The Muslim brothers and sisters,
it is an honor always to have the opportunity to,
to offer naseeha and to
and to earn the
of the Muslims, especially
when we have the opportunity to harness the energy of the young Muslims. And today in my estimation, harnessing the energy of the young Muslims is the most important focus for the Muslim ummah.
Because when the young Muslims energies are harnessed, then they can be directed. And if they are directed, then is a chance that our elder will come back to us, our honor will come back to us, our strength will come back to us. Because
the knowledge and the rituals of the old men and women will not bring back the honor and will not bring back the energy will not bring back the power of Islam.
It is only when the knowledge and the rituals of the old Muslims are given over to the direction and harnessing the young Muslims that in the history of Islam, the honor and the power came back to the Muslim ummah. So whenever those of us who are in our elderly years, when we have the opportunity to attract, and harness
and inspire the young people, we should be honored, we should thank Allah subhanaw taala for this opportunity.
Now, as I understood it, the theme menace to society, what is very catchy phrase. And I'm sure that the previous speakers, they dealt with it from a clinical point of view, from a social point of view, from an intellectual point of view, I'm sure they dealt with that adequately.
I don't want to repeat
unnecessarily, what they have already done.
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless them, and to preserve them. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to guide those who have heard what they had to say, and that the medicine fell upon places in which you will take benefit.
However, what I would like to do is try to make a sociological evaluation assessment and set forth what I consider to be a
viable treatment plan. One that includes the minister society, that the non Muslims, whom we live among, represent, and the medicine society that we Muslims live in among the non Muslims in these societies, and we Muslims in the world, the Minister society that we represent,
because I think sometimes we talk about the corruption and the the distortion and the aggression and the, the, the oppression and, and the cover and the facade.
I think it's one sided.
And therefore what happens that Muslims, you get pumped up,
But it never leads to action, because you're not looking on the other side of the coin. Because on the other side of the coin, there is the distortion of the Muslims. There's the criminality of the Muslims. There's the corruption of the Muslims, there's the dysfunction of the Muslims, and that side of the coin is more perplexing than the other side of the coin, which is obvious. So to be balanced and to be objective, I want to deal with both sides of the coin.
I'd like to begin by
two acts of Quran
which I think
appropriate for our discussion.
Both of the is a well known.
We have heard them I'm sure, but I just like to recite them so that it becomes the context for the discussion.
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In this ayah, Allah subhana wa Taala
he says, it is not
that you turn your faces towards the east or the west.
But it is righteousness, that you maintain your covenant with a law, that you have a man the law
and that you keep your covenant to prepare yourself for Yeoman.
And that you believe
in Ramallah acre, which means you believe in the revelation that Allah subhanaw taala sent
to jabril to Mohammed sauce him through jabril Allah Islam, and what has been mentioned in the Quran about the melodica
was keytab and that you believe in the core and believing in it means following it
when Naveen and that you believe and that you follow, and that you have reverence for the prophethood will add to the mal and that you after believing in all of that, that you make a sacrifice from your wealth for your love.
those who are near to you, your nearest relatives, what your trauma and the orphans, those who have been displaced will Misaki and for the people who are miskeen economically unfortunate, wasn't as severe and those who are homeless without a place without stability was Elena Cobb and those who ask
and for the freeing of slaves, and that you established a prayer and that you pay the Zakah and that you keep your oaths and contracts when you have given them
wasabi Rena and that you adopt a position of server
when the difficulties come with the rye, Wahine bass under all types of stressful, traumatic conditions.
These are the people who are truthful. And these are the people who are truly aware and fearing Allah subhanho wa Taala. This, Allah subhana wa Taala is talking to us about issues outside of rituals is very important,
because he has mentioned the rituals, but he has to begin with the rituals. He says, it is not righteousness that you face your towards east or west. What does it meant here
and Allah He knows the best
is that facing a particular direction is the ritual. Facing Mecca is the ritual.
Allah subhanho wa Taala knowledge is everywhere.
So facing any direction, is itself not important except that it is obedience to Allah, we are facing a particular direction because of obedience to Allah subhanaw taala but it is a ritual, it is a sign.
It is not righteousness within itself. So it also means it is not righteousness that you perform all these other rituals, the many rituals of Islam. Islam has many rituals.
Hajj is a ritual
fasting is a ritual
Salah is the ritual. Making Vicar is a ritual. reciting Quran is a ritual sin in Salawat on the prophet SAW some as a ritual, wearing certain clothing is a ritual. Getting married is a ritual, all these rituals, all of them have their place in that context. But Allah subhanaw taala is telling us that the beard, the righteousness that is having inside of yourself something that Allah He accepts a worship that ally accepts a consciousness that Allah accepts that people can see and benefit from it is not merely based upon these rituals.
But this is the exact condition of the Muslim world today. We have become a ritualistic nation.
And this is why the people who do the most rituals become our leaders, because we think that those that recite the most chord and they should lead us we think that those who recite the most of the books of the Omaha Toto, they should lead us. We think that those who have performed hides many, many times somehow or another if he is Hajji. He shouldn't be what very well respected person.
that the people who carry academic letters if we say, Mashallah, he's kasi.
If we say he's Hafez,
if we say he's fucking, if we say these titles, because they graduated from some places, or they received ijazah, from someone for the reciting or memorization of books, we think they deserve to be the leaders. That is not the case. It is only the case that they do have the proximity, we would think that they have the premise to lead. But laws telling us rises This is not based upon the rituals themselves. It is based upon the fulfillment of the Amana
the fulfillment of the Amana. And most Muslims, like you and me, we think that a man or a man, we think it means faith.
Well, that is one of the meanings.
But faith is an abstract terminology in the language, English language. It is also an abstract terminology in every other language, because there's no way to measure faith.
But there is a way to measure the results of faith
and a manner
can be measured.
Because the prophet SAW A lot of us before the revelation came to him. What was his name?
I mean, is that correct? I mean, it didn't mean the faithful one. No, it meant the trustworthy one. So there's a way to measure a man or maybe not, amen. So Allah subhanho wa Taala. He wants us to make an assessment of our amanar our covenant, the oath that we have made with Allah subhana wa Tada. Our connection with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Allah wants us to demonstrate our Amana. How does he tell us one?
maintain the covenants. Keep the promises, established, the prayer pays as a cow, be patient and forbearing. Establish good manners. All of the right, command the right forbid the wrong, honor the neighbors, improve the society and fulfill the mission of the dour. These are the ways by which we can determine the real fruits of our demand.
Allah subhanaw taala gave to us another idea.
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In this last panel what Allah said to us are you believe
respond, give your response
your obedience to Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
when he calls you to that which gives you life
that Allah comes between
a man and his heart.
Allah subhana wa Taala
knows the inner recesses of a man's heart.
And that knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala can fortify that if it is good, and the law can reject it, if it is other than good because Allah He knows what is between the consciousness and the heart of a person, Allah He knows.
Then he says to us after that,
and the fear fitna that is disturbance or corruption
or social upheaval, fear, the fitna the corruption, the social upheavals, that does not only affect those of you that do the evil in particular, is a very special,
a very special sociological meaning here. You see, we Muslims, we think that as long as we own the boat called Islam,
Even though we aren't the ocean of copper, we think we're safe. We think that as long as we own the boat called Islam, we are safe. Even if the captain of the boat is a Kaffir. We think we're safe. We think they were safe if we're on the boat of Islam, even though maybe the captain himself
as a monastic,
he already been paid to take us another direction. He's a Muslim, but a monastic, a criminal, he's been paid by Kaffirs or others to take us another direction. But we think because we're on the boat of Islam, we think we're safe. No.
And we also think
that as long as we go to the masjid, as long as we're reciting Quran, as long as we're making such the zone, we're making tests via zones, we're making hedge laws, we're wearing certain clothes, laws were born of a Muslim family, as long as we eat meat, and so forth and so on. We think to ourselves, nevermind, these cafes, allow and accept our prayers, we will be judged for ourselves, no allies telling you and me that if you live in a disease environment, you also will get the disease.
If you live in a diseased, unstable, destabilized neighborhood, you your sons and your daughters, your your your father and your mother, your sisters and your brothers, they will also be destabilized and dysfunctional. So Allah is telling us and fear Allah
and fear the fitna that does not merely affect those of you who do the wrong. No, the prophet SAW Sam gave us an example of that. He said
he gave us the analogy
of the people who got on a boat
and some was in the upper deck and others was in the bottom deck. We Muslims is like the ones on the upper deck. We don't drink. Most of us.
We don't gamble. Most of us. We don't drug most of us. We don't commit Zina, most of us. We don't do those things. Most of us, that puts us in the top of the boat. That puts us in the tougher society because we are sober.
We are conscious, we are guided. We are aware. We are disciplined. We are Muslims, Mashallah in the top of the boat, but there is some others in the bottom of the boat. They are drinking, they're drugging. They are lying, stealing, committing fornication and other major crimes and among those is caverns and nip Muslim Muslims who are criminals who's in the bottom of the boat with the Kaffirs with the because we in the top of the boat, a boat called Islam, we think we're safe. No the prophet SAW Sam said that if the people on the bottom of the boat they drill a hole in the bottom of the boat because they jealous.
They drill a hole in the bottom boat they want to get their own water.
They don't want to be coming up to the top to be getting nothing from you. Even though they know what you got up on top. They don't want to do that. So they say you stay on the top. We on the bottom
are part of the boat, we're gonna drill a hole, get our own water do we want to do. That's the society. We're on the boat called the society. We on the top deck called Islam. The Prophet Lawson said, if the people in the top of the boat allow the people at the bottom of the boat to drill that hole in the bottom of the boat, what's going to happen to them
the whole boat will sink and everybody will drown. So this is where I'm gonna build my roof. When I hit the moon card it comes in that we have to stop the people on the bottom of the boat from doing that action because just because those of us who feel Allah we think we won't be affected we will be affected. So Allah subhanho wa Taala said, his schedule in LA when he receives all of a sudden
respond to Allah. When he calls you and His Messenger Saul said when he calls you to that with to give you life. What does it mean give you life doesn't mean give you physical life you already living but it means bring dignity into your life. bring honor into your life. Bring empowerment into your life, bring functional stability into your life, bring distinction into your life. This will last telling us that by responding to a lot of messages Rostam, that response will bring you a new sense of life. And this ironic
the Muslim world
is a sick man.
It's a dysfunctional body.
It is an oma
but it is an array. It is in disarray.
It is a oma
but it doesn't have the respect of its enemies.
It is an oma
but it is dysfunctional even to its members. It is an oma but its leadership is hidden, nebulous. It is an oma but it has been usurped by the most wicked and corrupt people.
It isn't oma
but it has forgotten its youth. It isn't oma but it has repressed its women.
It is an oma but it has forgotten its legacy.
So Allah telling us, go back to the act.
Go back to the commandments of Allah.
Go back to the rulings of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Go back to the classical evidence and proof of Allah subhanaw taala and implement from that point.
Don't be satisfied just with the mouthing of Quran.
Don't just be satisfied with just performing the outer rituals of Islam.
Don't be satisfied and don't argue with each other about the outer sooner. Because many brothers in this room here, they don't even talk to each other. When you see each other in the street, you sit on one side, for those who you consider to be following the sooner
and you look across the street for those who according to your teachers and yourselves, they have moved Teddy.
They're misguided because they don't have a beard, then this guy because they know where to throw.
Or they're misguided because maybe they're wearing their pants too long. Or they're misguided because of this or that. Or they misguided because some books you saw inside their house, or they're misguided because they ain't got the right teachers. The only misguided because ain't reading the same books. Are they misguided because of this or that or they're misguided because of where they placed their hands. Or they're misguided because they call themselves this or that. So as a result of that, we got this polarization inside this room here. And because of the polarization here, there's no collaboration no to Ireland, no to ourselves. And when there's no cooperation, when
there's no collaboration, it means that everyone
is acting on their own kulu has been the melody he for whom every group, with their teachers, with their names with the ideology is telling everybody we the right ones, we own it, you often.
They happy with themselves. They point to themselves. They point to that book today Institute, they direct people to their mosque because they believe that they're on it and you offer it. And because of that we never get the chance to collaborate. We never get a chance to participate. We never get a chance to cooperate.
Allah subhanaw taala is ordering you and I respond to Allah and His messenger.
assassin when he calls you to that which gives you life. And then he reminds us that a law, his knowledge comes in between a man and his heart that is the consciousness of a man and the field is inside of his heart. Beware of the fitna and the corruption.
And the law reminds you that he is shadow.
He said, and remember.
Remember when you were
a small band of people in the earth
and you were fearful that men would come and snatch you or kidnap you.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthens you.
And Allah subhana wa Taala protected you and Allah gave you his help and allows the Panama tala provided for you from the bat, and Allah subhanaw taala did all of that in order that you might be grateful
or you who believe or you who have a man or you who have a covenant with the laws of Panama tala do not betray Allah or his messenger sallallahu wasallam
do not betray Allah and His Messenger Salaam, Islam and the Amana the covenant which you have been given.
family and your wealth I
know that your property and your family, your children, your wives, your husband's your relatives. They are a source of fitna when you love them inordinately.
When you love them, follow them and commit yourself to them. And alternately, that means disproportionately they become a fitna for you.
He mentioned that and no,
that your wealth
and your progeny become a fitna and that Allah subhanaw taala with Allah subhanaw taala is the real adger which is great and lasting.
Or you will believe.
If you see Allah, He will grant you a full con
by which to make your judgments and he will also give you cafaro that is what brought out and x VA your sins. And he will also give you masirah that is he will forgive you from the sins and transgressions and faults that you have.
And you should know that Allah subhanaw taala is to the favelas of him is that he has the boundaries, which are the most lasting and powerful.
Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us these pieces of advice for us to reflect.
It is a foregone conclusion
that we Muslims are living in dangerous times.
Because of the exploitation, the corruption, the social diseases, and the complicated immorality, all which are byproducts of a state of spiritual rebellion and godlessness of the world that we live in today.
The statistics are staggering and overwhelming.
In the Western world, every other child that is born, is born out of wedlock.
Every other child that is born is born out of wedlock. That means we're living in a nation of bastards
it's only a foul word in the English language because of what it means.
But you and I, we should be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala that we know who our parents are,
that we were not born from Xena
and that we should understand that our neighbors, our colleagues, our co workers who are unfortunate and misguided, most of them.
They're born out of wedlock.
And a child that's born out of wedlock is born with a major social handicap.
38% of the children in the Western world
live without their Biograph they have their biographical fathers, their biological fathers. That means
either they never met their father
Or they heard of it their father, or they see their father every now and then. But they don't live with him and they don't receive any guidance or any support from their biological fathers.
In the Western world, that traditional family structure is all but destroyed.
When you say to people today family, it has become an abstract terminology.
Because what is family a group of people living under the same roof, not as not family. Family is a discipline structure for where we get our social values.
So today, the family had been destroyed by McDonald's, Burger King and Pizza Hut.
something simple like that fast food has destroyed the family. Because when the family doesn't eat together,
when they don't have breakfast together, they don't have dinner together. So when did they come together? The next thing they have done is to the television.
Today, in almost all the houses including yours,
there's a TV in Mohammed's room, and Fatima's room, and mommy and daddy's room, another TV, in the living room for the guests when they come.
Because of that.
When everybody goes home, they go to their own rooms,
to look at their own programming, to get their own conditioning. And so they take their values, they take their decisions, they take their information, what's right and wrong from the television.
So between Burger King, Pizza Hut, and McDonald's and a television, the family is all but destroyed in the Western world. And those of us who live under the umbrella of the Western world, this is part of the fitness that also affects us.
32% of the people in the UK are alcoholics.
19% of the people population in America
are alcoholics. So if you want to know what that means 90% of 300 million people
are alcoholics, problem drinkers. 32% of the people in the UK are alcoholics, problem drinkers.
They make too rough around alcohol in this country.
They can't even have a decent public conversation unless they're drunk.
American dollars are spent just between the UK and America for alcohol.
5.8 billion is spent between the UK and America on Drug Abuse.
Every three minutes in the Western world A woman is raped.
56,000 children are abused by pedophilia acts
a year 56,000.
And only 12% of them are arrested and convicted.
$15 billion a year is spent in the Western world on pornography every year
$8 billion is spent just on gambling.
Now just add those figures up and you'll get approximately
This tells us the level of fitness
where we live in the most advanced, sophisticated educated societies in the world today.
As a result of that alcoholism, drug abuse, violence, murder, rape, pedophilia, pornography, depression, we witness and the rebellion of youth
was even more shocking is the dysfunction behavior of Muslims and their families. And that is something that we need to discuss.
Because I'm sure that our previous
speakers, they spoke about the corruption of the society. Now I want to talk a little bit about the dysfunction of the Muslims.
is the same as social equilibrium.
Social equilibrium means
when you have balance and benefit in the society. Social morality is social equilibrium
come from social balance and a healthy society. Social immorality is the opposite. It is social dysfunction. It is social lack of social benefit and a diseased society.
The fruits of social annihilation and collapse was produced from the seeds of social immorality.
The signs and the symptoms of a society which is on the brink of annihilation and collapse is when you see widespread jealousy, lying, stealing, selfishness, hatred, vulgarity, violence, nudity, perversion, pornography, murder, and rebellion. Now, those are 12 or 13 different symptoms, eight of which the Muslims themselves are displaying every day.
Morality breeds happiness. Morality breeds contentment, and morality breeds an illuminated spirit. In morality, immorality, conversely, cultivates misery, frustration, and a dark recessed spirit. Now I ask Muslims, to answer this question for themselves.
The answers will tell us whether or not we are functional, or we are dysfunctional, whether we are a healthy society of Muslims or not.
I ask, Where is the social structure of Muslims?
Less than not go overseas. Let's not talk about the Muslim countries. Whereas the structure of the Muslim society in this country, whereas the structure of the Muslim society
and the United States of America and the Western world where's the structure?
You may say to yourself, oh, we have neighborhoods.
We have Islamic centers like this one. We have Masjid Mashallah, we have scholars, we got, we got stores out in the street. So I'm a chef. Isn't that? Isn't that a Muslim community. Now, that's the Muslim neighborhood.
That's a geographical location where Muslims reside.
That's just like a construction site
where you got bricks piled up over here, you got wood piled up over here, and you got steel piled up over here. And you got some people that got a plan to do something with it.
But you would not call that a building? a construction site is not a building until all of those things come together based upon the plan. Is that correct?
Is that right or not?
Okay. And you will also agree with me that architects themselves do not construct buildings.
Architects, that is people who have the knowledge of how a building should be designed, and how it should be constructed. They are not the ones that construct buildings, is that correct?
It has two other kinds of people that actually do the construction.
It is the developers who come with the money.
One developers who come with the money.
And then it is a construction company that comes with the machinery. So those that come with the money and those that come with the machinery, then they can follow the plan of the architects. So similarly, we Muslims, we are people who are following architects,
people who went to school for
people who went to school for Arabic language, people who went to school for Hadees people who understand the academic design of Islam, and they're the ones that can quote from the books. And they're the ones who have the names. And they should have the names, and we should listen to them, and we should implement their plans. But those engineers are those Muslim architects or whom we want to call scholars or students of knowledge. If they don't have a development company, if they don't have a construction company, they can implement nothing.
So we have to follow the scholars the last 100% facade Oh, and addicted into lateral movement.
So as the people of knowledge as the people of the victim, if you don't know. So who's the people of the thicker? The thicker is the core and the sooner so ask them, but after you ask them, How do we implement it, because obviously asking them, they're going to
gives you the delille. But if you ask them a shake how we do that? madry? I don't know.
So it's up to us the generality
to set up the development company.
It's up to us the generality to set up the construction company. So we can implement the plan.
But what the problem is in the world Muslim world today is that in the places where there are development companies, where there are people who have the construction, they listen to the scholars
and other places where we had the development and the construction.
That's all we do is listen to the scholars.
This imbalance, we had to bring the balance back.
I asked you, where is our social structure? The structure of Islam is simple. It begins with something called Elijah, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He was the Emir of the Gema. Is that correct or not? The prophets allows him was the Amir of the first Muslim Gemma Is that correct? He was the teacher. He was the leader. He was the commander of the first Muslim stay.
After him, they came to hula ferocity. And Maddie in
Dhabi, tala rhodiola. These were the first qualifier. So they were the ameerul momineen. And they had with them the plan. They had the knowledge, but they had wisdom, people among them, who brought the development
who did the construction. And so we are the byproducts of that. So I asked you, so where's our Amir?
Where's our Amir?
There's only one city was the Amir for London. It's just one city. We're not talking about the whole UK, where's the mem?
Nobody can raise their hand. Nobody knows.
What's the Amir for the UK, nobody knows.
So that's the dysfunctional society. There's no structure. If you don't have a leader, it doesn't matter what you got behind. Because all of us together We can't leave.
Where are institutions.
Now when I say institutions, I don't mean institutions that simply facilitate worship, or simply facilitate the religion. institutions that doors are open to facilitate the growth and development of the society.
Institutions whose doors are open with resources available for those who are Muslim and non Muslim, because Muslims always anywhere what Muslims established themselves, their communities, their state, and their resources, they offer those resources to the Muslims and the non Muslims. So I asked you, where's the Muslim institution, who is also offering those services to Muslims and non Muslims?
Because if you want people to understand Islam,
they got to smell the bus mighty rice.
You can't be cooking food in the dark. You can't be cooking your food in the back. Talking about it for everybody? No, you know, you got it, you got to spread the resources and make it available to everybody. People got to know that this is the Islamic Resource Center for who everybody in the neighborhood. Of course, it's for the Muslims first, because we're the ones who's here every day day in and day out as far as first. But it's next for our neighbors, those who live near us, our colleagues, our coworkers, and when people can interact with us and come in and out of our place and see the resources, they will then see an alternative lifestyle, and some of them will follow and
some of them will embrace and some of them will obey and some of them will become Muslims. I asked you
where are the people that lead and regulate our behavior? Nobody.
If a brother treats his wife like a slave, he
beats up, punches or knocks her teeth out, push it down the steps and break her arm.
If a father
wants to put his daughter locked up in a room, beat her down because she won't marry who he wants her to marry. If a group of Muslims decide they want to kill their sister or their art because she married somebody outside of their tribe or whatever. If a brother doesn't take care of his family, doesn't take care of his wife and his children. She comes to the mosque and complains who can regulate the behavior who can get the sister her rights. There's nobody
Nobody, Oh, she can go complain to the sun Sharia Council. The Sharia Council is a group of people who are well meaning older man, students of knowledge, who are castrated.
They're castrated by you and me. We did not give them any power. Because a judge who sits in a court, he doesn't get his power, just from his knowledge, he gets power from the state resources. When he says, when he makes a conviction, somebody locks that person up, is it right or wrong?
When he makes a decision, or ruling,
there's somebody that comes and executes that. But you and I, we don't give the judges. We don't give the people who have the knowledge, we don't give them any power. So they've been castrated. So we wind up with sterile decisions. Who are the people that lead and regulate our behavior? Who are the people that inspire us and provide us with solutions? You see, it's good to tell people how Tom and halaal
if we ask the question, oh, can we buy a house?
With the Sharia based
companies? Oh, all the people come together say, Oh, no, it's still it's still dealing with her arm.
So okay, we already know what we know, just going to the bank, and getting the house to the bank. We know that's what I'm everybody know, that's wrong.
But if a group of scholars and a group of Muslim bankers, thinkers came together thinking about the solution, to try to come up with a Sharia based solution, they didn't say a perfect solution, there is a purely Sharia controlled. Now they said, We cannot in a non Muslim society, we cannot, in a Western society come up with a purely Sharia based solution. But we can come up with a solution,
which is I mean, it was it was a shame solution. But we can come up with this as a Sharia based solution, one that can start out, taking the best from the worse, providing solution for the Muslims. So that gradually over a period of 510 1520 years, didn't those Muslims are able to set up an institution that we can say is shadowy.
But if we don't start somewhere, where's the solution? So all the people who want to say haram haram haram haram Haram,
who get on the jet planes and fly over here, from the Muslim countries, they got their houses.
They ain't got the same problems we got they got their houses, and their governments provide them with loans to get their houses and their governments borrow money from the same banks. So what's the solution? Because here we're talking about solutions.
We're not talking about rulings, we're talking about solutions.
A man has drowned
in the water.
Who knew he couldn't swim. He don't want to ruling.
He wants somebody to tell him, you out there by your own mistake.
Now he wants to be saved. He's looking for a solution.
So it is a duty of the owner and the fuqaha. Not just to give us rulings, but also to give us the solution.
And even when that solution is not classic, even when that solution is not perfect.
There are rulings that were given to people just like us that were not classic and perfect. But they were rulings that provided solutions at that time, and salute and rulings that built
solutions that built the premise for a classic situation they come about over a period of time.
Who are the people that inspire us and provide us with those solutions?
who is willing to discuss Islam beyond the academic sources?
when people graduate from the universities,
when people finished the memorization of books
can they tell us when they come from those places? How do we establish the Jamaica?
How do we establish the Jamaica here in this country as we are
How do we resolve the issues of young people?
How many young people in this room here of the age of marriage, please let me see Santa hands.
You probably need to raise your hand all y'all.
who's who's who's of the age of marriage and say you want to get married? You got you. You engage me, man. I mean, if you have the age of marriage now for young man, the age of marriage came at a time when you and your father No.
I know, when my son
got to the age of marriage, I know exactly the first time I knew that he came to the age of marriage, it was early in the morning.
And of course, we know when our daughters get to the age where we have to prepare them for marriage through the process. And he said that.
we can talk about Don't do this. And don't do that, and lower your gaze and God's modesty and we can put blankets down the middle of the room and all kinds of things, you know, but where's the solution?
Where's the solution?
Somebody has to tell these hundreds of 1000s of young Muslims, male and female, who want to get married right now. How they can get married. But there's nobody with the solutions. And so as a result of that, we got sisters upstairs, who are 3035 virgins.
Family holding them back from marriage.
Got brothers 25 3035 years old, walked around and looking at all these naked women and talking about inshallah, you know, when you find the right one, I'm gonna get married.
No, it's very simple. It's not it's not economics, economics, cuz my son got his own room, in my house. He don't have to go out and get his own Roach in it.
He don't have to find his own house or whatever. No, he gets married and bring his wife home to live with me
until they become stable. or
his wife, his prospective wife, she has her own room, in her house and her family's house, she marries, they get married, my son goes live with them, or she come live with us. They don't need to have no jobs. They don't need to have no money. And if they go into school together, that's beautiful. At least they can get married. They can sleep together, be together enjoy themselves, like their mom and dad does. And then they go to school together to come back together. And that a solution? Yes, that means that almost everybody get married right now.
But we got to move the culture out of the way. You got to move the cultural thinking out of the way. The mothers and fathers got to think for their children, what they think for themselves, how can a mother and a father every night be together enjoying themselves and their sons and their daughters in the room by themselves looking at pornography and stuff like that? subpoena law.
I don't say I don't do that. You probably don't do that. But there's a good deal of Muslim men and women that are doing that because they're frustrated.
We have to find the solutions for them.
Who is willing to implement Islam beyond the religious rituals. Islam as a community, a community requires dynamic, visible, accessible leadership, visible, accessible, dynamic leadership,
through leadership paves the way towards social dynamism and empowerment. The job of a leader is not just to lead the press, the job of the leader is to find solutions.
The job of the leader is to find the resources, regular regulate the people and inspire the people and motivate the people and bring them into a cohesive movement and platform. So that that platform becomes an example a tangible example that the non Muslims can see.
That is when we will be able to command what is right and prevent what is wrong. or Muslims.
Get up off your knees and your faces.
Once you have prayed
and look around yourself,
look around your neighborhood. Look around your society and look around this country.
Everything in this new
your neighborhood, everything in your society and everything in this nation here is at your hands. But you got to get up off your knees and come off your face and come outside the masjid. You got to look around
with a different kind of look
and become active and become committed to establish the deen in yourselves
and your families and in your neighborhoods. Establish the dean. Don't keep practicing the dean, how long are you going to practice the dean? That's like somebody even even practicing Jiu Jitsu for 20 years Hey, never been in competition.
Establish the deal.
Use the resources of your knowledge and your sincerity.
Establish the deal.
reassess yourselves. reassess your practices. reassess your behavior. reassess your understanding of the deen learn to separate and distinguish Islam from the cultural practices. Now, this is a very important point. Because today, Islam is the prisoner of Muslim culture.
Islam is inside the prison of Muslim culture.
That is, when you go to the Muslim world.
The 37 or 38 states, Muslim states or societies, you find the dominant influence their culture, not Islam.
Islam is subordinate to culture is dominant.
The decisions of the country the identity of the country, the rulings of the country is based upon their national identity, their cultural practices and they got a little bit Islamic flavor running through there.
So look at the Muslims, you see them the same God all these little different ethnic places brick brick, we call it Brick Lane over here, Islam and another place over here. You know what, the North African community down there with Islamic Cultural Center somewhere, go all these places here and see what you see. You see enclaves of Algerians, Moroccans, Sudanese, Somalis,
Nigerians, and in every place, they say the mosque is for a while they say that.
But if you go to those machines, you will find 95% of the people that are there is the ones who speak the same language, who have the same culture. And the mom who leaves him, it's also look like them eat like them, just like them, because that's what they prefer, because that's what they do in the countries they came from. We got to distinguish Islam from culture. And we got to take the take Islam out of the prison of culture. Islam wants to be free. So it can move. Because Islam is not my property. It's not the property of the Saudis that the property of the Egyptians is not the property of the Nigerians, that the property of the Pakistanis or the or the Bangladeshis are not the
property of any group of Muslims. Islam is the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the deen of Allah has to be free and accessible for everybody. And we got removed the cultural names and colors and shapes and forms and influences have it so that Islam can come up and be developed as it did in the past. All Muslims study the meaning of leadership and understand what is the measure of leadership?
You see, some leaders think that they are leaders for life. I never saw anything that said that.
That's like a man who's a who've been running races. He a champion runner, but all sudden, he'd become crippled he think he still won't be the champion runner.
Now he used to be a champion runner.
We can put his name up there with all the champions and have his his a member all everything he accomplished and all that. But if we have a team, what are we gonna do? We get in some more runners.
Leadership is not necessarily for life.
A man has the right to lead as long as he is productive, as long as his integrity is intact. So our leaders we don't replace him.
As long as the integrity is intact,
they are productive as a leader, because there is a measurement of leadership.
Measurement of leadership. Let me give you an idea, an example.
When alma mater became the Khalifa, he gave his inaugural speech. Among the words that he gave, he said to the people, oh, people, you have elected me as the Amir.
Although I'm not the best among you.
But if I command you what is right, I expect for you to obey me.
But if I go to sleep, and I deviate, I asked you to wake me up.
One of the companions said, Hello. And they said, Oh, I'm your money. If you order us what is right, we're going to obey you. But if you deviate, go to sleep, we're gonna wake you up on the edge of the sword.
That means that even though he was the ideal,
he had people with him who understood the measure of leadership.
One day on top was given the football or he was stepped up into the member to give the hook bar
And when he stepped up, when the companion stopped him, said, Yanomami
when you get that new song from
Omar was a very powerful man, a very proud man. But he understood the rights of the people. He understood the issue of transparency. He understood that.
So he said, what law he
stole was given to me as a gift. And my son is the witness of that. And he stood his turn son said, That is correct. It was given to my father as a gift. And that person said, Go ahead and give the football.
One day on top. He was discussing with the people about the Mahara of the Muslim woman. And he's saying that the Muslim ladies, they should not be asking for excessive mahalo.
So one lady, she stood up and she said to him, yeah, I'm
the Messenger of Allah celsion said that the woman can ask for Enigma that she wants whether it is an iron ring, or a mountain of gold. So who are you?
What do you get your evidence from?
You have no right to put any limits on the matter a woman wants to ask for. That woman stood up. She didn't ask for permission. She stood up she spoke.
And when she did that Amara Dylon who's a very powerful and proud man.
He said Suppan a lot today. Omar has been corrected. The woman is right.
So the measure of leadership has to be understood by us, because we Muslims, we are accountable to leadership, but leadership is responsible to us.
It's a two way street. We don't have no big Willies in the deed.
No big deal is
a two way street.
responsibility, accountability, we become accountable, they become responsible.
We have to be prepared
to recognize and subscribe to genuine Islamic leadership.
Recognize and subscribe to genuine Islamic leadership. That means every Muslim needs to recognize the leader and subscribe to a leader. There's no such thing as Muslim just floating around sincere Muslims floating around. Now every Muslim or Muslim floater is a Muslim deviant
Even boys in the street, the hoodlums, even a man yo who you wit.
They got sense enough to know when they finish this. You got to be with somebody. You ask some Muslim who you don't even know how to answer.
Muslim cannot be a floater a Muslim is committed Muslims under contract Muslim Thunder discipline,
Muslim as a leader
we have to be prepared to recognize and subscribe to genuine Islamic leadership. And we have to take a path of social reciprocity that means two way street accountability and responsibility. We must learn to appreciate and take advantage of the resources of the society where we live to become influential and to compete for future leadership. I say that yes, we Muslims have the right
to take advantage of the resources of this society. Not just the knowledge but the physical reason
sources. Because once we harness the physical resources, we can become influential.
Not only can we propagate Islam to people, but we can attract people to Islam because we employ them, because we teach them because we protect them, because we provide for them, because we inspire them. And when we inspire them, or we give them we employ them, or we protect them, or we take care of them as our allies, then they see the power of Islam. And even if they don't accept Islam, they accept our leadership. And therefore, we have the ability to to offer an alternative platform of leadership to this country. Islam gives us this challenge, and is our historical mandate. This is the challenge of Muslims. This is our historical mandate.
And if we ignore these matters, these social, political, tangible matters, if we ignore these matters, we are the greatest menaces to the society.
or Muslims. I'm sure that there are individuals
who may say to themselves,
that we should not engage in social political dynamics.
We should just be good.
praying, fasting, making hardcore and reading humble, sterile Muslims.
I say that thinking as part of the pathology of the month.
If you don't know what pathology means, look it up in a dictionary.
A pathology is a disease that have reached
When a disease has reached chronic stages, sometime it needs
a major operation.
My advice is for myself.
First, it is for my own sons, my physical sons, and daughters. It is also for my
Muslim sons and daughters, those of the generation just like my son, physical sons and daughters, it is for those of my own age, my contemporaries, it's for the scholars that we respect, it's for the students of knowledge that we respect is for the leaders that we have is to make things better than what they are, it is to offer a proposition for us to be able to change our condition, so that we can address the menaces to the society of the the larger and greater society that we live in. And that we can also deal with the menaces inside of ourselves that also pose a problem and a challenge for us in a society where we live, while kuqali had was Dr. Lucha de Monaco. Salam alaykum
warahmatullahi wabarakatuh sapochnik along with the Hyundai Kona shadow under law, you don't want to stop for the corner to break.
Sorry, can you can you give us a couple of examples in history of Islam, when the honor of
when the honor of Islam has been handed from the elders to the youth? To the youth? Yeah.
Well know that there are no precedents where honor was taken from the the elders and given to the youth. No, but we have examples where a young man was given a position by the prophet sallallahu wasallam, in spite of the fact that there were many his father, his uncles, and the peers of his father, his uncle's, were right there in front of them, but that young man was selected above them. What was his name was
Osama bin Zayed.
Osama bin Zayed was the son of zaidan hateth.
And Osama bin Zayed
was 16 years old.
When the Prophet Slavs have nominated him to be the general of the Muslim army,
and the Muslim army was more than 32,000 soldiers at that time.
That comprised of many senior companions of the Prophet Sall awesome. But he was nominated by the prophet SAW him before he passed away for the prophecies and passed away and after the process and passed away on an autopsy to Abu Bakr, Siddiq yakugaku Don't you think that we should select someone else who is
than Osama he's just a young boy.
And Abu Bakar delawareans reminded Omar, he said, Your Honor, what is wrong with you?
Don't you know that he was selected and nominated by the prophet sallallahu wasallam. And don't you know the prophet SAW Sam said there was no one better, more qualified for that position except his father.
So I'm always reminded, and Osama bin Zayed was given that position.
Another example I give to you was that of a best with a low on
a bass was a young man, one of the youngest of the companions of the Prophet SAW Sam but he was the Mufti of Medina.
He was the Mufti during the time of Abu Bakr Siddiq, Amitabh Guzman is a fan of an Abbess. I give you another example. Aisha radiallahu, anha, our mother, when the prophet SAW sent passed away, she was just 18 years old, but her father and the armor and this man and the Adi and other companions of the Prophet SAW him they took, they took knowledge from her, and decisions from her about issues that only she knew, because she lived with the Prophet slots to them. So those are some of the examples that we could give more and
yes, how does one become a leader or an image of a nation or an area in this day in error that we would want to start from?
Well, first of all, I don't want to give the impression
that we should be looking for leaders as if we don't have leaders, can we not Christopher Columbus, and they say, in America,
where we have leaders, we need to recognize them. And we need to give our consignment and subscription to them. So we make the leader stronger. we improve the leadership.
But we need to know the measure of leadership. That's what I'm talking about. Not so much as how do we select leaders? How do we choose leaders, the process all of them gave us that and many different IDs, that if there are three of them, three among you on a journey. He didn't say in a group and a big place. He said three on a journey, choose one for what to be What do you mean?
And he said, You have to have a medium.
And he said, Amir should be selected from those who have the best knowledge of the core. And that is doesn't mean those who have memorized the Quran. Now that doesn't mean that
because there are people who memorize the Quran, but they ain't got no knowledge of it.
They have memorized how to recite it. And when we want somebody to recite it, he should lead us into praise. But some of the people who learn how to recite it, if you ask them what that means. They don't have a clue. Obviously, that's not the meaning. Those who have the best knowledge of the Quran, because they've been a fan he said the Hadith, famous Hadith hirooki mentale among Quran, where Allah, the best of you is He who learns the Quran, and teach it to others, in order to teach to others, you have to know the Quran. Knowing the Quran means you understand the Quran, and you're able to apply the Quran in your life. So the prophet SAW said he set the parameters for the
qualities of a leader, we follow those we look for those qualities, but those who are already in leadership, we should provide them with the strength and the power and the support which they need.
Yes, if a brother wants to get married, but his parents, they're on their culture, and they you know, they might have older brothers or sisters, you need to get married before them in their culture wise, but this brother scared that he might fall into sins. How do you break it to his parents and make them understand the brother or sister in that situation?
should do his best do their best to honor the opinion and the judgment of the parents. They should do their best to honor the opinion, the advice and the judgment of their parents and not just react to their own feeling? No. But if you are an adult, and you feel yourself headed towards violation,
and you go to your parents and you explain that to them,
you must plead with them and tell them or father or mother, Mom and Dad, if I want to get married, I have a prospect for marriage. I can take care of her. You don't want me to get married. I understand your reasons why. But I'm ready to fall into something. Every time I go out. I'm running into a problem. I don't know how much longer I can deal with that. And if I if I do something wrong, it's going to be on you because I'm begging you to allow me to get your blessings in your permission to marry. You should continue to go down that path and not just jump over the advice or the opinion
Your parents, if they don't listen, then you need to get your uncle or your father's father. Or you should come to the Imam or somebody else who may have influence over them. You got to take the process of assura you see a pleading with them, begging with them, advising them speaking with him about your feelings and everything. And, and don't just jump over them. However, at the end of the day, if they already you know, we're not gonna allow you to get married, and you're forced between obeying them. And disobeying Allah subhanaw taala as what you're speaking about, right? What the prophet SAW said, there's no obedience to any creature when it involves this obedience to Allah
subhanho wa Taala.
I just leave it like that.
There's no obedience to a creature, when it involves disobedience to a loss of Hannah who at the other, and when you are an adult, and you know that you're faced with something like that. You got to make a decision as an adult.
And then let the last panel be the judge as to which was the greater Crime The disobedience to your parents? Or the disobedience to Allah? subhanho wa Taala? Will mahana Yes.
Okay, from you.
Okay, good. So a few questions from the sisters. We can only take one more question. So you said we only take one question. One more question. Yeah.
It's 552. Question. Yeah, we took about three questions from the brother. So it's only fair, we should take these three from the sisters. Because otherwise it's not going to be fair.
So go ahead. Okay, the first one, slamming him brother, could you give us advice on those who want to give out CDs or DVDs to non Muslims, but cannot afford to buy many or do not want to copy? Because you say don't copy a copyright? Well, look,
I think if you get in contact with the people who are the who have the intellectual, and manufacture production rights, and you say to them what your situation is, they will probably make it available to you. But you just can't do something Haram in order to do something which is right. So you cannot take the intellectual rights, or the production rights from the owner of somebody because you want to give dour now you can't do that.
Now you can take the ad, you can take the court and or hide these as it is and give that away. Because those are not, they're the intellectual rights of an individual, but you cannot take the research that they have done, or the production that they have done. You can't take that material and just say, Allah knows the best, I'm gonna do it. Because you're stealing
and the sharks who are doing it, they're stealing. It's not dour data.
You can't commit a crime by which to do something that's good. If you can afford a DVD or a CD, you talk to them, give them a free pamphlet, but you can't give them a stolen haraam DVD.
You want to do dollar, pay for the dollar
go to work, scrub some floors, sweep some streets, clean some clothes, do whatever make 50 pounds, and then you take five pounds of six pounds by DVD and give that to a person see him $1 you want to give?
No you want to give down from something that don't cost you nothing but cause somebody else something. No, you can't do that. And there's established photographer about that. However, let me just say this, there are many speakers
who offer their, their what they've done free and they say that they say you can take my stuff and you can just copy this. So give this stuff away. For those who say No, you cannot. You cannot. That's the bottom line. And Allah subhanho wa Taala He will make a way always inshallah.
Next question, what measures can be implemented to improve our condition or improve the condition of a Muslim? I think I sort of, I spoke about the problem. I gave a diagnosis and how often certain solutions so I don't want to repeat myself over again. I say that we should feel a loss upon what Allah looked at the advices were given not only by myself, but others. Look at the collective advice. The advice has given every Juma the advice is given in various classes. The advice is given in books that we have the advice is given by speakers in the past advice that was given by the
Biggest today and advice that was given by myself look at all of this in Sharla and, and internalize it and do your best to share one final question as Muslims we are responsible and accountable for our actions and our sins. is seeking a lot of forgiveness enough to save us from the punishment of our sins or will we still be held accountable in the hereafter?
You know, in the love for Rahim, you know, Allah subhanaw taala is for Rahim is all forgiven and most merciful. And whosoever fears the loss of power to Allah, Allah will give him a way out of every condition. And, and he will provide from them from a place from which they they cannot even imagine, and for all the sins that a person commits. There's the door of Toba. Anyone who commits any sin and it makes terrible for that sin. Allah will forgive them of that sin. This is a promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala that if you perform any sin, but you perform Toba Allah subhanaw taala will accept your Toba we as a part of our Eman a part of our Akita to believe that so you cannot
think inside your mind that because you committed sins there are too many and therefore you're gonna still be punished on the Day of Judgment. No, Allah He knows if your sins if your Toba is sincere.
Then part of your Eman is to know that when you made Toba is accepted by Allah subhanaw taala and even in one surah Allah goes even further he says you but did allow sejati him has an ad. You see that Allah will even turn some people's bad deeds into good ones. This all upon Allah subhanaw taala according to what he knows about his slave, and we asked the loss of 100 forgive all of us for our shortcomings and our sins and to accept us into paradise inshallah and to unite our hearts inshallah, according to our security. Brothers and sisters, we want to thank you very much is that last question from the sisters.
We want to thank you very much. I personally want to thank you very much for inviting me here for the brother from a new from the from the dimensions assura here May Allah bless all the efforts and and inspire and harness and mobilize the young people under the guidance inshallah of their teachers and their parents.