Channel: Khalid Yasin
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Salatu was salam wa
Salatu was Salam.
O Allah, Allah he was having he was worrying
in Astrakhan had his GitHub a lot of hate and had you had been hammered? And so a lot of it was
well, shall we move?
Move to Hong Kong?
for Apple Watch to say that
I think that it would be appropriate
say a few things to
the non Muslims who may be surprising if they're a one of you, or a few of you or many of you,
we should always in my estimation,
assume or presume
that the non Muslim
has more right?
To understand what we are saying, because we are living in a non Muslim country.
And it is obvious to me
that wherever I travel in the Western world, the media, they are always asking the same three, four or five questions. Either they just don't get it.
Or otherwise, they just really probably they're not really selected for their work.
So if the media doesn't get it,
then probably the correct message has never reached the people.
That means we Muslims, we have to be sure, we have to do our best to make sure that the common person of this society,
the average Danish citizen,
who are our neighbors, colleagues, co workers,
that if they sit with us,
it's our obligation to satisfy their inquiries, their sincere inquiry about Islam, before we move on to discussing issues that are relevant to the Muslims themselves.
So let me take a few moments if you don't mind.
To talk about
Islam in the modern world, and what it means.
First of all, I'd like to say to non Muslims that
we should not simply view Islam as a another religion.
Because the word religion is very limited. And it suggests
that it is something other than
our daily lives and the reality that we are experiencing on a daily basis, religion, some kind of spiritual set of rules, some composite of doctrines that apply to us Muslims, and may not be relevant to the society. Therefore we could be viewed because we put out that view that we are like religious aliens,
isolated from the society, and then our views and our values. They don't find a place a relevant place within the context of the society and that is incorrect.
We need to discuss with our
non Muslim neighbors, colleagues and coworkers. what Islam is.
It is a system
designed and revealed by Almighty God
to improve the quality of human behavior and through that to improve the quality of human relationships
the sources of Islam
are not Muslims, big ones, old ones, smart ones. This is not their religion, they are not the sources. Our scholars are not our sources.
Even the Prophet Mohammed sauce in his personal self was not a source.
It was the washi, which Allah gave to him. And then the actions and words which he spoke, this was a result of the ye the revelation.
So the end, the word of Allah is the first source of Islam. And I keep telling the non Muslim journalists, you know, four years ago, I think I talked to you. And I told you why you don't go and read the Quran, and he still didn't read.
Why you don't go and look into the Prophet Mohammed's loss and behavior.
There's 1000s of documented pages
about his behavior, his paradigm, his legacy.
As you finish reading the Quran, if you are academically inspired or motivated, if you read the legacy of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him from documented, certified sources.
I think then, many of the questions they ask somebody like me, when I come to their country, they would not have to ask,
but they still didn't read. It means that they are poking, trying to get some kind of reaction and they don't really care what the sources are. And that is really disappointing.
The Muslims, Whosoever they are,
they are not sources of Islam.
Islam is the system, Muslims are those who profess some association or relationship with those sources.
If I have a problem with the bank,
I should contact the bank right? Not other customers.
Islam calls towards goodness,
principles and values that are just like water. And you know, if I said to somebody, man, I have a glass of water, they would not say to you, oh, what kind of water would you like? What kind of body is that? What is water?
It is relevant to all human beings. It is a vital source that we need. And Islam is like water.
When we call people to Islam, we're calling them to refreshment
We're calling them to examine their morals, behavior.
We're calling them to good conduct with their neighbors, their colleagues, their co workers, their families.
We're calling them towards making some kind of improvement in their life, and making some kind of valued commitment, or investment into society and into the world they live in is this what Islam calls towards?
And as for Islam and Christianity,
let us say this, Islam, the Muslims, are running on the same parallel track, as the Christians. They say they believe in God, one God, we say we believe in God, one God. They say they have a love, recognition of the prophets of God, all of them, we say, we have a love and respect for all the prophets of God. All of them, we put emphasis upon the last of them, they put emphasis most of them upon that Prophet, that messenger, that great profound human being the Word of God, a spirit sent unto Mary, the son of Mary, Jesus Christ, we love him more than they do. The difference between us and Christians fundamentally, is that demand the Prophet, that word, that messenger, they say, he is
also God, and God's Son, and he's one of the three that they worship or recognize. That is very
confusing and complex for us.
But still we must tolerate them.
In the confusion, we have to respect this sauce.
And our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, he said,
or in the Quran, Allah said,
the people who are closest to you in love is digital Muslims. The people who are closest to you in love, and relationship are those who call themselves NASA. This means to help us of Jesus Christ, the Christians.
And those who are the closest in enmity towards you are those who call themselves and yahood.
Those who say they are Jewish, we don't not have enmity towards Jewish people in general. But we definitely have
an enmity with those who call themselves Zionist.
We don't make any excuse about that.
We are opposed to Zionism in all forms and shapes that it takes.
But we are not necessarily opposed to Jewish people.
Our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he did business with Jewish neighbors.
And when the prophet SAW son passed away
his armor, which he used to use in war,
it was sold to pay a debt which he had with a yahoodi with a Jewish person.
So Islam and Christianity on monotheistic faith, and because of that, we're the closest when it comes to religious application.
Islam difference with other faiths, mostly,
in two things, one, we place emphasis upon obedience to God.
And that obedience to human beings, or to the institutions that human beings set up,
we do not place our emphasis upon our scholars, or priests, or religious people. In fact, we in Islam, we do not have a hierarchy of religious people like the Vatican.
Therefore, for Muslims, there is nobody to abdicate.
Some of the most appealing aspects
of Islam that could be applied across the world
is the aspect of social and moral, social and personal reform. So Islam sets the challenge from the beginning.
The Muslim who claims to be a Muslim, the Muslim they claim some proximity to Islam, the challenge for them, to prove not to others, but to prove their worthiness to be a Muslim. It is in the verse of the Quran pada if Allah hi man zeca
So, God says, so successful indeed, of those who purify that is morally reformed themselves. So, the Muslim is always undergoing gradual reform.
That means inner development.
And I think throughout the world,
this is what all human beings should be aspiring towards.
That is becoming a better human being day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year until they die.
Someone may ask
with the global witch hunt,
taking place since 911.
The witch hunt, they call it a war against terrorism, which is really a war against Islam.
Why is Islam spreading so fast?
The more you press the grapes, the more juice will come.
The more you hate this law,
the more Islam will rise. So keep hating.
Because Islam doesn't belong to us.
Those who hate for the sake of hating,
we say to them,
the full moon is not bothered by the barking of dogs.
As long as the full moon
if you're barking
you just happened to fit in that cliche.
Sister you can hear me back there.
You can give me good.
I will try to keep the microphone because
in my country, the United States of America, I guess you guys know I'm an American, right?
My country, the United States of America.
Who is the country that is the most aggressive in this war against Islam?
Islam is moving and growing at the fastest rate than anywhere else in the world.
Since 911, I guess you guys remember that date? Right? The Americans they will never let anybody forget that day.
Even though the Americans and the Dutch and the British and the French and the Germans and the Australians and all of them, they have been robbing and stealing and killing and vilifying and enslaving people for the last 600 years, and they have built their societies from these resources. But all of a sudden, in the last 100 years, they have become so democratic.
So peace loving,
like Michael Jackson said, smooth criminals.
Now they want everyone to be democratic like they are
after they have built themselves up from slavery from the resources of human slavery.
And they have pilfered pillaged
every place in the world
we should recognize them as the peacemakers. Well, that's okay. That's called his story, you know, history, his story.
Well in America, and I don't blame Mr. Obama, Mr. Obama is only the President of the United States. That's all because the president is not maybe what you think he is. He's only the president.
He has to fit within the context
of the dictates and the mandates and the parameters of the White House.
He can change color, influence some things within his for eight years, but he won't do much.
So Mr. Obama, will not be able to do that much repair to the damage that was done by the Bush and Cheney tag team.
Probably the worst criminals in the 21st century. Mr. Bush, and Mr. Cheney.
Excuse me, Mr. Bush, I'm glad you went back to the bush.
And I thank God to be an American.
Because if I was in a Muslim country, and I said that about the president, all of us would be locked up
and humbled in that.
In the last 10 or 11 years,
more than 140,000 people, most of them Christians, and most of them women have embraced Islam in America.
This is wow. The witch hunt.
is at its highest level.
In spite of that, Islam is moving towards integrating,
finding mutual objectives,
to meet, to bind to bond
within America and within the Western world.
And as Muslims open up their minds,
as Muslims begin to move their culture to the back
and move Islam towards the front.
as Muslims begin to reverse the dynamics, instead of
Muslims carrying Islam in the vehicle of their culture, when Muslim begin to put their culture as a passenger inside Islam, Islam is going to move even at a faster rate.
Why? Because the world is always waiting for solutions.
And Islam has always provided those solutions.
We Muslims need to talk about Islam within the context of the society where they are, in your case, within the context
of the Danish society,
within the context of the Danish constitution, within the context of the principles and values that are known,
to the Danish people, we Muslims, we have to talk and with the practice Islam within that context, because otherwise, you are out of context.
You are out of touch. You have alienated and isolated yourself.
And you are not qualified to be a representative of Islam, you are still a Muslim, but you cannot
represent Islam because you're out of touch.
You're speaking and acting out of context.
The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he was always speaking and acting within the context of his society, and not talking like an alien
and not isolating themselves from other people,
and not thinking themselves to be better than his people.
No, we're never better than two people, we may have a better idea, we may have a better product, we may have a better service. But we're not better than the people. We're all human beings. And we have to make Islam relevant to the society otherwise, we're not able to heal the wounds of the society. And we're not able to solve the problems of the society because we're always thinking about ourselves.
We Muslims have to think about Islam,
Denmark, and the world for me from America, I have to think about Islam, America and the world. That means I have matured,
because I can think about Islam within the context of my society. And I can think about Islam within the context of the world.
For the non Muslims who are here this evening,
you may be an ally of the Muslims, or an ally,
you may be sympathetic towards the values of Islam, I say, keep growing, keep moving.
Once you get a handful
of the spring water of Islam, you will know the difference between that water in any other one, just keep moving.
First of all, I would like to be I would like to show our gratitude for the faculty or the administration of this institution who allowed this lecture to take place.
I also want to thank the
staff, especially my colleague, Chef Khalid
was very dear to me. Who can make a phone call to me at any time and I will respond and be where he wants me to be at
And the brothers that we are collaborating with who I think we're going to visit in our scope of
what they call end Chinese can Islam.
I want to thank them for their arranging this set of lectures. I also want to thank all the brothers and sisters who came out
for Juma and for the lectures that we have given previously,
the mothers and the fathers and
the young brothers, and all of you, thank you so very much for
We also want to welcome the the representatives of the media who have not announced themselves,
we know some of you are dead.
And it's okay for you to be pro or con, open or secret.
is like a glass of water.
It is transparent.
And it will always be a vital source for humanity.
For those of you who are drinking soda pop.
So now for the lecture, or for the presentation.
Okay, how much time do I have?
15 minutes until the break.
And then after the break, what, half an hour.
So let me do our best my best to
my presentation on
empowerment of our community. Now, brothers and sisters, my habit, always, at least for the last 15 years, is that I don't speak publicly, except from that which is written.
So I mean, I know how to stand and talk and you know electrify and you know,
innovate, you know, in terms of speech and all of that. But I have found that there's nothing.
There's nothing that is more useful than to prepare a lecture and to stick to the lecture.
The most powerful, influential people in the world who hold responsibility, they don't just step up to a microphone and start talking.
They have script writers.
And so I've learned to write. And I think personally, I write better than I speak.
So I'm going to read from what I have written. And this is a lecture I have probably delivered four or five times in the last 15, I'm sorry, in the last 10 years.
But today is today and I'll try to make it like a brand new presentation.
Ladies and gentlemen, friends and neighbors, brothers and sisters, tonight, I would like to speak about a subject that is in my opinion, one of the most important issues for us to consider. It is the issue that surrounds us, sustains us.
Yet many of us, we go through our entire lives without ever giving serious thought or consideration to this issue.
It's not a sophisticated issue. It's not a philosophical issue doesn't require technical knowledge. Like the water we drink in the air that we breathe, most of us will not address this issue until the lack of it threatens our lives, or our personal welfare. The issue that I want to invest tonight is the community
One of our great scholars and companions of the Prophet Slauson, his day was almost in the hotel room.
He said, there is no Islam without Jamaat
and no drama without an amine.
And no, Amir, without
simple statement, did he mean there's no core no sooner without Gemma, he don't mean that. He meant that there is no physical manifestation of Islam until the Muslims build the Jamaat.
And one of the first most important principles of the JAMA is for them to select an amine
A leader that they will all respond to.
And calling him the Amir is not enough,
not the name.
When they have a meal, you will know it because they have what is called a TA. That means visits.
As a result of fiber optics and telecommunications, the world has become a global community. Yet we cannot escape or deny the realities and dynamics of the local community, from the macro to the micro, our lives are connected and intertwined by the community around us. It is the intention
or the neglect of it, that will inevitably determine the actual quality of our lives. Sometimes, we are so preoccupied with our personal acquisitions, our personal interests, and our individual attainment that we cannot see beyond ourselves.
We fail to see the connection or the impact that a homeless man or woman
will we cannot see the connection or the impact that they have upon us, that homeless man or woman, when we pass them by in the streets, we fail to make the connection to understand the impact that they have on our lives.
I mean, the homeless, the wayward, the disadvantaged, the fatherless, the poverty stricken, the confused, and the frustrated people, they are part of our society. And Islam has taught us they have a place in our society, and as long as taught us that they have a right to our wealth, to our attention, we fail to understand and therefore, to emphasize this segment of the society, we fail to realize that they will more than likely become one of the statistics of alcoholism, drug addiction, violent crime, juvenile delinquency, prostitution, and other dysfunctional behavior. We usually don't take notice until we are one of our family members become one of those statistics, we suddenly
become concerned when the trauma of this disintegration of the community hits home.
Suddenly, we realize that regardless of our status, or our cultivated stations in life, we are all part of a greater community. And if we want to improve the quality of our lives, we must certainly have to improve the quality of the community.
This brings me to the actual topic. How do we gain empowerment in the community? How do we wisdoms? How will we Muslims gain empowerment, influence and leverage in the greater community? How can we enhance and empower our communities? Some people will answer this by saying that we need to address and upgrade the institutions that deliver the services such as schools, hospitals, housing and etc. Some people will say that we need to improve the municipal infrastructure,
such as the roads, transportation and the social services, others will say that we need to reduce taxes, crime and unemployment. I say that all who say those things are right. However, I can remember the status of all of this 50 years ago, and we said the same things that
most certainly telecommunication, fiber optics, international travel, medicine, media, and other forms of modern technology has brought many improvements and increased dimension to our lives. However, it has not significantly contributed to a higher quality of life for most of us.
I was talking with someone today, and I was observing that
Switzerland and Sweden are two of the most sophisticated progressive countries in Europe.
But they have become so progressive.
That within their society, they are training they have clinics that train animals
to have intimate relationship with women. Can you believe that? They are so tolerant, and they love the animals so much.
Then they have clinics where they train the animals
To become consorts with lonely old women.
and Europe is so sophisticated, and so progressive.
And I'm including my country, because let's keep it in mind that America.
These are the cousins of the Europeans.
The mother was written, and her daughter divorced her.
The daughter calls herself America.
But the daughter and the mother are very close.
And they are still part of the people when the last piece in the end about room
includes all the European people.
And the European people are so sophisticated. And I don't say all of them are talking about the civilization guys don't get it.
They are so sophisticated.
They have come to the point where they have come up with a new nuclear relationship where men marry men and women married women.
They create enough nuclear families. Does that sound nice?
I just want to know how I want to know how Adam and Steve
know how they gonna get pregnant?
Oh, yeah, I know.
They're gonna find a woman who's willing to give birth to a surrogate baby.
They'll find a woman who needs 5000 euros,
and she will carry this boat. Have a Baby sign off when the baby is born. And give Adam and Steve that baby.
Now I understand how happy Adam and Steve will be.
But I'm wondering about that child.
What right? Does that child have to know who his father or mother really is? Or have they discounted that? Right?
And also, I want to know
how well you Barbara?
How they gonna have a baby?
Oh, yeah. I know. They're gonna buy some sperm off the internet.
And they're gonna get pregnant, you know.
But my concern is not Betty and Barbara and their personal aesthetics.
My concern is that child that comes from that sperm they bought off the internet. What right? Does that child have to know? Who is his father?
we all know that Europeans have geniuses. So they'll answer that I'm sure.
But the natural fitrah of the human beings, that is the natural disposition of the human beings, it is not inclined that way.
That's a forced
relationship. And we mustn't have the right to say that we believe it is wrong.
As I said to Sebastian, the journalist who was outside
we understand that we are living in Europe, and we're living in the real world, and we have to be tolerant.
You don't have to accept. We don't have to agree. But we have to be tolerant. Because if you're not tolerant, then you are the opposite. You are intolerant. And Islam does not teach us to be intolerant.
It teaches us to be aware.
And watch where you walk in. So when when you walk into places where people walk their dogs,
you have to watch out for what the dogs leave.
But you have to be tolerant with the dogs.
How can we enhance and empower our community? Some people will answer this by saying
that we just need to have more things.
Now, we don't need more things.
We need real enhancement. Genuine empowerment is achieved only is not achieved only by material acquisition influence, which education today promises everybody who graduates you know
You're almost guaranteed if you have a Ph. D.
to own a fancy condominium, drive a nice car, and eat all the food that you want. And also to waste as much as you want that belongs to other people.
But you will not be happy.
You might be gay, but you won't be happy.
On the contrary, today, the level of technological and institutional progress, and Hey, guys, let's be clear. Now, I mean, if people can call us terrorists, and fanatics, and extremists, and all these other cannon names, they call us, I think we have a right to discuss the gate issue.
And we're not going to be angry about it. Because after all,
I mean, doesn't make sense for me to be angry at somebody else's happy OR gate.
You know, if you look up gay in the dictionary, it means happy.
We have to learn to tolerate and talk,
exchange our values and our views.
We have to be adamant. We have to be assertive, we have to be open, we have to be clear, because in a democratic society, it's a two way street. So you can't ask us to be tolerant while you're bombing us, and killing us and raping us. But then inside your society, we can't talk about the things that we believe are wrong.
That's a conflict.
If we make a pathological assessment, we will discover at the root of the dilemma for diseases eroding the very fiber of our society and the fiber of our lives. One stress, anxiety and confusion in morality and corruption, the burden of debt and overtaxation, spiritual deprivation and gross materialism
A wise man said, and I'll say out of it,
Allah, Allah Honey, what was the walls will, will,
work really the fabric and manga translation, he said,
Allah I seek refuge in You from anxiety and grief, from lack of strength and laziness, from niggle ugliness and cowardice. From being overpowered by debt and from the oppression of men or law, I asked you, to empower me with what is lawful to keep me away from what is unlawful, and with your grace, and your benevolence make me free and independent from anyone other than you. So
these are diseases that attack the mind, the heart and the spirit of the human beings, therefore, debilitating, and eroding the very core of the community and society. These are diseases that interfere with our thinking process, our sensitivities, our mutual respect to one another and our sense of morality, the prophets, a lot of them said,
is very close to disbelief, because the closer a person is towards poverty, the more compromises they are willing to make, to their faith in their principles. So therefore, Muslims should always work hard, and pray to be resourceful.
I'll end this session. This part of the session with this statement will continue.
Every society in history that allowed itself to develop this pathology found itself on the principles and the precipice of civilizational collapse.
Every community that fails to reform itself and restore its moral balance will suffer what we are suffering in our communities.
I say to you, that this country, and my country, this society, and my society, and communities just like this 150 years ago, had no problem with prep in the schools.
In booking or money,
God in the courts and reciting one nation under God,
we must ask ourselves what has happened to the mentioning of God at our dinner tables. In fact, what has happened to our dinner tables?
Burger King, Pizza Hut, McDonald's, they have overwhelmed and removed our breakfast tables, and our dinner tables.
Their brothers and sisters, we will continue our discussion after the prayer.
In which case, I'll be able to finish the rest of what I have to say here within the context of the time, thank you very much.
I'm gonna be learning Rockefeller was that it was too much for me. Some of our money was sent him while he was writing about what's going on why he must be why they bought a car to
my sister's in the bank. Are you able to hear me?
Yes or no?
Don't worry, it'll come up.
Maybe it was brothers when we organize. Maybe we should think differently. that to one side for the brothers and one side for the sisters.
Because this is not prayer. It's just you don't have to be in the bank.
Maybe you should think about that.
And brothers, let us continue our
discussion on this topic of empowerment of community.
we have seems like we have sacrificed the family for fast food, Fast Money, fast life, fast sex and fast pleasures.
If you ask me.
We need to bring godliness, and God back to our homes, back to our lives, our communities, our families and ourselves. A wise man once said, and you know, brothers and sisters when I'm delivering this lecture, in many cases, there could be 50 to 100 non Muslims present.
And always I don't like to say a religion. You know, the prophet SAW students said that they don't understand. So I say a wise man said and in most cases when you just say a wise man said, or it is written in Scripture, they have no disagreement. As soon as you say it is Mohammed's last name, then they have a disagreement.
So a wise man once said,
Take care of five.
Take care of five things before five things.
Take care of your youth.
before you're all age.
Take care of your health before your illness.
Take care of your wealth before your poverty.
Take care of your free time before you become busy.
And take care of your life before your death.
That wise man
is the Messenger of Allah. Mohammed Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
We have to call people back to God. And back to Scripture. That's our job.
fiber optic telecommunications, Facebook, Twitter, you do?
They are calling people to different things.
And they are successful.
It is our job to call people back to God.
Back to morality.
Back to Scripture.
Back to morality and good conduct
back to integrity, we have to call people back to the institution called family.
We cannot give up or given to the immoral minority or majority, we cannot give into complacency or frustration.
We cannot give into frustration and despair.
We cannot ignore or procrastinate about our situation and our circumstances, we Muslims have a responsibility to collaborate with every good person and every useful agency in order to preserve the integrity of the society.
There is a social principle, which is the most powerful social principle in Islam. It is called tomorrow. We're not here.
Tomorrow, we're not here.
ordering commanding what is right and good, and preventing, suppressing what is evil and what is corrupt.
And that is because, oh my God.
He intended for his servants to be powerful.
He intended for his servants to be influential.
He intended for his servants to have leverage in the society and leverage in the world because you cannot command anything. If you don't have some resources, and you don't have no power
for us, Muslims,
ordering what is right and configuring what is wrong, it is a fundamental part of our social responsibility. So we should ask ourselves a few questions. What is a community? is a community a group of people that come together on some ethnic basis on some cultural basis? on some geopolitical basis? Is that a community? Well? Yes and no.
I mean, the fish, they have their own communities, the birds have their own communities, the insect have their own communities, and other animal species have their own communities. So on the basis of that similarities, we can call them communities. They have their own language and their own way of responding to each other. Yes, that is a community. But that is not what this meant in Islam as the Gema. The jamaa is
a body of discipline people that themselves are under and regulated by leadership. That's what a community is.
And an Islamic community is a body of people who have come together and they are regulated by a leader
whose responsibility is to remind them and to coordinate them, and to honor them upon the end and upon the sooner.
And the Islamic community is so powerful, and so simple.
That even the leaders of the Muslims who themselves have their own respective communities, they have been on and also to come together and form a leadership community.
So that the smaller communities respond to a larger community. So if you have a need of you should ask that leader, does he belong to
a leadership council?
And if he says he does ask him who is the Amir of that Council.
And if you are fortunate to have a leader that belongs to a leadership council, then the leadership of his leadership council is also your leader.
And imagine if there was a leader of the Muslims in Denmark, who was the leader,
there is the representative of the leaders of the smaller groups. Imagine the power the leverage that we would have.
In America, we Muslims are close to 8 million
in a country that is 9 million square miles.
all of Europe can fit into America.
if the Muslims in America had one leader.
No one could become president of the United States without the vote and the influence of our leader.
And the same applies to the Muslims of Denmark.
Imagine if there was a leader of Denmark,
there was a leader of the Netherlands and there was a leader of Germany, and leader of the other European countries, just representatives of the Muslims in those countries, but they belong to
the European Union.
And so the leader of the Muslims in the European Union,
he carries the influence of all the Muslims in Europe.
Obviously, he would have tremendous leverage.
if there was a leader of the Muslims in the major continents of the world.
And those major leaders of those continents they met every year.
And they decided upon certain things, and one of the things they decided upon is that they would select a leader from themselves, then we're on our way back to the shell alpha.
And, obviously, socially and politically, that is what we want.
And we don't have to apologize for that.
Because presently, the Muslims are walking around, like a chicken with his head cut off
a Muslim body with no head.
And if that kind of scenario, intimidates or frightens or traumatizes the non Muslims. So what
we think that the presence of khilafah
we think the presence of an Islamic State.
We think the presence of unity among the Muslims, we think it will compliment the world.
We think it will solve many of the problems. And we think that it will prevent humanity from being undermined
by some people who are godless, and selfish, evil, and corrupt.
At least we Muslims would have a voice.
How does the different components of the Islamic community identify and interact with each other in the same way that we pray? The Prayer
is a microcosm
of how the Muslims interact all over the world. The prayer that we do every day, it's a microcosm, Allah, He gave us that exercise, so that when we move outside the mosque, we know how to act.
That's how decisions will be reached.
And these are the sources of regulation and discipline of the Islamic community. If any Muslim, does it desire to be regulated, if any Muslim doesn't desire that kind of scenario, then I wonder what kind of Muslim you could be.
We need to ask ourselves, what are the major challenges facing the Islamic community worldwide, as minorities, as a major population, as a government and as a global entity?
We need to ask our leaders, what are our assets? Where are our resources? What are the liabilities? What are the risks?
In a business plan? Those of you who go to school for business, those of you who are in business, you understand that in a business plan, it would be incomplete if you don't have what's called SWOT analysis, is that correct?
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. If you went to a bank with a business plan, and you did not have the SWOT analysis strategy inside your business plan, they would never accept it.
We need to ask ourselves, how can we work to cultivate and participate in an Islamic community whether locally
or regionally or globally?
And what are the future prospects
for a Muslim community for an Islamic community and there's a difference between the Muslim community obviously, and an Islamic community. A Muslim community is just a group of Muslims who call themselves whatever and do whatever.
But Islamic community it is a Muslim community that is compliant with the Islamic rules and objectives.
There is a very serious, depressing and very obvious boy in our lives as Muslims living in a technologically advanced society with tremendous institutional resources. Yet we live as individuals wrapped in various religious cultural expressions, which we call Islamic centers.
We Muslims must think above place, race, culture, and religion. We must think about and be genuinely concerned, and working for positive change,
positive change in ourselves, positive change in our family, positive change in our neighborhood, positive change in our society and positive change in the world.
We have to be involved and we have to be committed to social activism.
That is activism, which brings about good in society, Allah subhanho wa Taala. He said, in the Quran, of the Malays in the militia, well as you know, in a la Hepburn wasini. And you know, if you just translate this from a liberal perspective, it just says, so do good early a lot of those those who do good, but you need to look at it from a different perspective. The Quran Allah also says in the La Jolla model, the other one said, see a different expression rarely allow you upon justice and the law upon benevolence.
so law says, So established benevolence.
Law, he loves those who are benevolent, to be benevolent, you have to be resourceful.
You have to think outside of yourself.
You have to solve the problems of poverty,
you have to solve the problems of crime,
you have to solve the problems of frustration and individual.
You have to solve the problems of frustration and individual depression. You have to solve the problems of the greatest society and not simply address the problems of the Muslim society.
The Creator also says Walter madonia, the owner
and he said
and you are
a global body
calling people towards higher What does that mean?
It means calling people towards goodness, solving their problems, rescuing them from frustration and depression and in morality and rescuing them from the evil corrupt influences.
In joining what is right, commanding what is right
what is evil.
as Muslims, we must provide the example of good morals and a source of guidance and inspiration to address the problems of our society. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, verily, I have been raised, said sent
to correct good manners.
The whole issue of prophethood was not about just rituals wasn't just reciting the Quran. Today Muslims are so happy. So they feel so proud that their children have memorized the Quran even if they don't even know what it means.
The prophets allows them was sent with the call end to perfect good manners. So if you are a Muslim father or child, but your end what you holding, doesn't improve your behavior doesn't increase your resources and doesn't widen your worldview. Get
One, you're like a donkey carrying books.
We Muslims cannot justify stinginess, selfishness and prejudice against any people. We have to share. We have to interact, and we have to tolerate all people. In fact, the platform of our dour really is our behavior.
If your neighbors and your colleagues and your co workers are not attracted to Islam through you, you will track them through pamphlets and booklets.
No one will be convinced of the beauty of Islam when the conduct of Muslims are ugly.
Although we Muslim believe that Islam is the very best proposition for the society in the world, we have to convince the people with our own example, we must lead with our character, because the fruit
will always fall close to the tree.
For the non Muslims who are present this evening, or who may hear this discussion, I want to say to you,
I know that you are genuinely concerned
about the overall condition of your society. And so
therefore, you must not be complacent about your aim or your purpose in life. You must read and research every aspect of your life and your chosen system. Because at the end of the day, life is not just what you are living life is your observation of a system. Your body is a system, your mind is a system, this environment the world is a system,
the heavens and the earth is a system, inside of our bodies, that is a system and all of these systems suggest that there has to be a designer.
You may be a Christian, you may be a Hindu, all you may not have decided upon any religion or system of life, you might be a miss or this on atheists.
You still need to think about what is the objective of your life.
You must determine if your system of life or your religion is fulfilling to you and your family. You must be clear and you must be sincere. Does your religion or your system of life answer the critical question? What is the purpose of your life?
This has to be one of the most critical questions for you, for me, for the society in the world. In fact, there is no greater question for you to resolve.
We Muslims believe that the Quran the inspiration the revelation and the legislation from Almighty God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them.
The most profound human being in history, the most profound human being in the history of mankind, we believe the Quran and the Sunnah, has outlined and defined the purpose of life in this universe, and given Islam as the system to facilitate that divine purpose.
So I want to appeal to your heart and your conscious and your common sense. I want to invite you non Muslims to consider to examine or to embrace Islam, for your future and for your welfare.
Embrace the principles of Islam or embrace Islam as a moral commitment or embrace Islam as a complete light system or come back to your natural self. This may be one of the very best decisions you will ever make for yourself, your family and the society
and all Muslims
keeping with the idea of empowerment,
We are the champions of those that are oppressed.
We are the defenders of the faith and the faithful.
We are the ones whose job it is
to address the issue of poverty, even though we know that poverty is planned.
Poverty there has to be people
When there are greedy, corrupt people, they have to create poverty. Because to create poverty, poverty is planned so that certain people, the 5% of all the humans in the world can control the resources.
And we Muslims are the ones that bring that back into balance.
And Islam was not feared because of a belief. Now, Islam is not feared because of our prayer. Islam was not feared simply because of our words. Islam is not feared because of that. It is feed because it changes social political systems.
It addresses the impropriety.
It addresses the imbalance.
the disparity, and the lack of parody.
And those who
want to control the human and material resources of the world, they are traumatized by Islam because they know what Islam has addressed in history. And they know what Islam will address now, and they know what Islam will address in the future. But they can't stop the wave of Islam, no more than they can stop the waves of the ocean.
So dear brothers and sisters, keeping this in mind.
One of the reasons why we came together this evening wasn't just to hear somebody come and give a talk.
We have some of our brothers and sisters in Syria,
who are undergoing
the most inhumane, unimaginable
social circumstances that you and I, we could not even conceive of
taking some kind of political position. Because it's not a political issue. We're here to address a human issue.
We're not taking the side with some factions.
We are addressing the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Syria.
And some brothers and sisters have come up with a formula
to help the people of Syria feed themselves.
You see, you can take clothes, you can take water, and you can take food and medicine.
When there's no water, the best thing to do is to go there and dig wells, you understand?
Go there and dig wells.
Whether it's Somali or sub Sahara, or any place where they don't have clean water, go there and dig wells. Once you dig wells, the people have water then they can also feed give to the animals. And if the animals there, then the agriculture comes back to them. So water is essential for the people not just to bring them water, but a source of water for them.
In the case of people who do not have food, the people of Syria, they're buying their bread from Turkey.
Bread without Turkey.
Just bread. And because it has to be important, it's not fresh, but it is very expensive.
So group of brothers, thinking like Muslims came up with a formula that is very beautiful.
for the Muslims in Syria, our brothers and sisters. That is by setup
where they can grind their own flour and grind their own corn.
And if they can grind their own flour and corn
into powder, they can make their own bread. And if they can make their own bread, they can feed their people that people have nothing except bread.
Now each one of those Mills that they want to set up will cost 20,000 euros nothing
we can raise 40,000 very easily with a commitment.
this will feed 5000 refugees every day
5000, Muslims, men, women and children, all the young male and female, who will make dua for you.
You will relieve their hunger, you relieve part of their suffering,
to make them stronger to deal with their challenges.
Just think about it. If you just count the shoes that each one of us have on here, it's enough right there to buy that 40,000 just to shoes.
We're not talking about all the phones that we have here. Everybody here has one or two phones.
And you love your phone.
And somehow your phone goes off and you don't have any credit. You do not even spend one hour before you get new credit because you are hung up on that phone.
we want to raise this 40,000 euros for our brothers and sisters, those refugees in Syria.
And we don't want to make any excuses. Because when you go back home, and look at your children, and your home, your televisions, and your clothes, and all the things the Lord gave you.
Shame on you that you didn't make a commitment.
Now notice the difference between kroners and euros, but you know the difference.
We're talking about 40,000 euros,
and those who raise it will be heroes.
if we raise the euros, we will all be heroes.
So now it's easy.
You can raise your hand and say I pledge 1000 euros for the refugees of Syria in order to purchase these meals for them. And then 40 people did that we just go home.
If we don't do that, ain't nobody going home.
I hope not.
And shame on us brothers and sisters to go home and take this situation casually. Some kind of calamity is going to come to you as some kind of calamity is going to come to us if we do not address this situation.
And we are here acting on behalf of the rest of the Muslims throughout this European Union. Don't say to yourself, well, there's three other Muslim No, Think for yourself. And we should be jealous that somebody else will get the reward that Allah has given us and take the chance that a lot has given us tonight. So let's see the hands of those brothers and sisters who are in business or you sisters who who have gold, or brothers who are in business, people who have saved money. Maybe you will go on to buy a car.
Maybe you are going to buy some furniture, maybe you are going to buy a house. And because you heard of this urgency. You decided I'm going to spend $1,000 and commit this to my brothers and sisters in Syria. So let's see the hands of who will commit 1000 euros for this project Bismillah
this one Mashallah robotic Allah, whoever says will raise their hand when you raise your hand It means oxen Villa, oxen, Bella means I swear by Allah. That means there's another one.
There's another one.
We have 1234
everybody else will give 1000 we're looking for foreign invaders. We'll give 1005 67899
masala subotica. Love this for your brothers in Syria. They have no food. This
On the outside,
many of the children are walking barefoot during the cold.
But they're not asking you to buy tents. They're not asking you to buy medicine. They're not asking you to buy clothes. They're only asking you to help them by asking you to give them bread.
Who else will give 1005 brothers and 11 1213.
Sisters return to your Gucci bags or your Gucci hearts.
and sisters, we know that the goal resides with the women because that's what a law audit. The men neither were gold, nor do they keep gold. They pass it on to the sisters
and sisters, they holding the gold when the father's died when the brothers died when their husbands died. You still holding the gold because the law he knows you will hold it better than demand.
So sisters, we're asking you to release some of that gold and some of that wealth.
So we have 13 or 12 so far.
Anybody else? 1015 60.
The brothers the sisters and brothers who raised their hand 17.
Anybody else 1000 for Syria?
Anybody else were 19
anyone else who could 1000 euro pledge? Were 19
if you just see them just tell me
So we're halfway. We got one mil. That's enough for one mil right. Good. Now we go down to 500.
we need 40 people to give us 500 euros
you can pay tonight, you can pay tomorrow, you can pay next week, you can pay in 30 days, brothers and sisters Don't be talking about pay next year.
Babies are dying.
Sisters mothers are suffering.
They're in the cold, no medicine, no clothes sometime no cover nothing to show to them, but they're not asking for that. They're only asking us pray
So how many people raise the hand will make a pledge of 500 raise their hands 1-234-567-8910 1112 1314 1515 1617 1718 19 500 500
How many of you have an internet
five person for 5000 5000 1000 tell me how much it is. So we can count. So far we have we have 2500 right? That's 10,000 so we have now 30,000 our task now is to raise another 10,000
how many we have on internet
good. Anybody else 5000 didn't raise your hand. Anyone else for 5000 this is going to be your reward.
Sisters, if your husband has money and you know he has money, spend some of his money.
One day a woman asked the prophet SAW stem she said, almost never lost a lot of them, my husband is stingy. Can I spend some of his money on sada he said yes, but don't spend the best of his money. So you don't want my husband got in the bank, you don't have much he's been holding SR take some of that money and give it in the way of a loss.
Who else will give 501 23445
so that's 10,005 $35,000 That's right. How much we have on the internet brother.
2000 We're at 37,000
now, we have 3000 left. So if 30 people give 130 people stand up and say I give 100 just stand up 30 people
raise their hands
1-234-567-8910 1112 1314 1516 1718 1920 2122 2320 420-526-2728 29
I say we are going to be we are going to raise 40,000 euros, we're all going to be heroes.
Everybody understands that. Now brothers and sisters we have raised the money
now that we have raised the money from pledges, then before you leave, you give whatever is in your pocket, just take it out
that's just for our brothers and sisters just that's like just some extra
just raise wherever you can. Those who gave give more. Everybody was here with into your pockets and only need coffee that's called no one can just leave coffee.
Now we ask a lot that he accept from us.
We ask the law he accept from us say me.
We ask the law that what we have raised will reach our brothers and sisters that Allah subhanho wa Taala will relieve their suffering and that we give them to them something inshallah help them to feed themselves.
if Muslims did the same thing in 10 different places.
Imagine the impact that we would have.
So brothers and sisters,
I want to thank all of you for your patience. Please don't leave until we finish this operation. Don't nobody get up and go.
Let the brothers go up and down, that the sisters go up and down and collect whatever else that we can. Now brothers and sisters, remember your pledge is
to say that I swear by Allah and your brothers and sisters
on your way.
And if you
you are hungry,
you will be praying to a lot of the places that people may be able to take take care of them pledges.
Brothers and sisters, family sacrifice. take something from your family's
sacrifice and let them know
that you have reached out to your brothers and sisters. And again, let's be clear that what we're doing here has nothing to do with the political situation. It has to do with the humanitarian situation. That's what we are raising money for.
Brothers and sisters I know some of you may want to ask some questions, but that's not what we came for. read between the lines
Answer the questions for yourselves. We asked a lot of unknowns Allah that He will cause each one of us to benefit from the medicine of the Quran and the sooner we ask Allah subhanaw taala each one of you will pass on to others, once you heard what you saw, and that you will continue to struggle for the people of Syria, the refugees of Syria. At this point, I'd like to give the microphone back over to my brother Shahada and inshallah, maybe he will make a few more statements. And I say, brothers and sisters, listen, if you need to contact me, my email is sky purpose. Sky
[email protected] So sky stands for check. collinear see purpose. And that's our foundation, purpose of life Foundation, Sky [email protected] I wish I had business cards give to everybody. But I don't otherwise I'd be out of business.
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to do some annual windfalls and some for the most event
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