Channel: Khalid Yasin
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My dear respected Muslim brothers and non Muslim guests.
I'm very grateful to be here tonight, and I'm feeling very honored
to have this opportunity to address you
on this critical topic.
And I want to make sure that you understand
that this is not really a lecture.
I'm not prepared to lecture on this particular topic as if
I have some special credentials to speak about the purpose of life.
Actually, it's a sort of advice
and advice even to myself.
Because I can see myself
sitting where you're sitting
a few years ago,
it seems almost like
a few days ago,
a non Muslim
in particular, a Christian,
a human being,
the ethnicity or the nationality, it doesn't really matter.
But an individual, a person who at that particular time
did not know exactly I could not answer for myself.
What is the purpose of life?
Now I realize
that in order for me to deliver this information to you,
it will take some of your precious critical time, and no one has even a minute of life to waste.
So that note, I would request you all of you
to think of what I'm saying to you as information and advice.
Now, this information may seem to be somewhat extensive.
But when you consider
the capacity of the human brain,
the amount of information that it can store
the amount of information that it is able to process
And I don't think that the information that I'm going to share with you tonight will necessarily overburden you.
it is my responsibility
to address the topic.
What is the purpose of our life?
And also to ask you the question,
What do you know about Islam?
I mean, what do you really know about Islam? Not what you read in the newspapers.
Not what you saw on television that was prepared for you
Not the precondition information that came from people who had their own prejudices and their own limited views.
But what do you really know about Islam?
What facts Do you really have about Islam and Muslims?
Not necessarily even what have you seen in the action of some Muslims whom you may know,
for that may not be an accurate reference either.
As I mentioned, I am extremely honored to have this opportunity to be here in Sydney, Australia,
in the land down under, if that's what you call it.
And I would like to begin by saying that all of you have an equal responsibility with myself.
And the responsibility that you have
is to listen,
with an open heart
and an open mind.
Now, in a world filled with prejudice and cultural conditioning,
it is extremely hard to find people that are willing to be objective for a moment
and put aside their preconditioning.
And to think for a moment,
if you dare.
What is the purpose of your life?
Now what I mean by open heart and open mind is very simple.
And you can try this when you get home, it's no tricks to it.
Turn the glass upside down. And see if you can pour yourself a glass of water.
You can pour all day you'll never feel the glass.
The mind and the heart are receptacles for information and values.
minimally, you have to listen in order to receive it.
And you have to remove for a moment the obstructions.
when you ask most people
the question What is the purpose of life?
such an important question.
Such a critical question.
They will not tell you what they have concluded from life experiment, experience. They won't tell you
what they have obtained through reasoning or logic.
They will tell you what they have from their own self conviction. Usually, if you ask this question
they'll tell you
what someone else said.
Or they'll tell you what is commonly presumed by most people.
What my father said the purpose of life is what my mother said the purpose of life is what the Minister of my church said the purpose of life is
what my teacher or my professor in school said, what the purpose of life is.
What my friend said.
If I asked anyone about the purpose of eating, why do we eat, everyone will say in one way or another, we eat for nutrition? Very simple.
If I ask anyone, anybody, why
do they work?
They say I work because I have to support myself and my family in an honorable way.
A simple answer to a simple question.
If we ask a series of questions like that, why do we wash?
Why do we dress?
They will answer all of these questions by saying
this is very simple.
This is a common necessity for all human beings.
And if you ask this question to 100 people in 100 different places in the world
You will get just about the same answers
that I asked you to ask yourself.
Why is it that when we ask the simple question,
what is the purpose of our lives?
Why do we get so many different answers?
Is because people haven't really thought about it.
It's too frightening.
Not the question itself is frightening. But what's frightening is that if we answer it, clearly, it may change our lives. indelibly, and we are afraid of change.
The human being, in only innately is afraid and apprehensive of change. This is why it's so easy just to follow,
to imitate blindly, because then you don't have to feel like you're responsible. You can blame somebody else.
Well, think about it tonight.
is our purpose in this world simply to eat and sleep and dress and work and acquire some material things and enjoy ourselves? While the headedness they will tell you, that is the pleasure seekers, the worldly people who only want to enjoy themselves, who are only concerned about taste, and touch and feel and smell and have and possess those people
who think they have the world in their hands, or that the world is in a cup of brandy.
They will tell you that
life is only for enjoyment. So enjoy all that you can.
Is this our purpose?
Why are we born?
What is the object
of our existence?
And what is the wisdom behind the creation of man and this tremendous universe?
Think about that question.
Think about it seriously.
Now, some people will argue that there's simply no proof
of any divine origin
of this world.
And there is no proof that there is a God.
And there is no proof that this universe has come about through any divine purpose. There are those who argue that, and some of them they occupy some of the higher places in academia, in government.
Some of them occupy some of the elite positions in society and in our lives. Some of them are called central personalities. But they themselves are confused. They also have their own frustrations. And I'd like to share a statistic with you
the greatest amount of misery, the greatest amount of suicide. The greatest amount of confusion and disparagement exists among that class of people. So evidently, even they don't have the answers.
Now, there are people who argue this way, and they say that perhaps this world came about by chance. That means random, that's what chance means random, like going to the
gambling house, you call it here, the gaming rooms, they have a nice name for it here.
It's a place of morality.
It's a place where you put your life savings on the line.
You're trying to get something for nothing.
You put your hard earned money. Sometimes the man doesn't tell his wife or the wife doesn't tell her husband and they lose their house and their lives, taking a chance trying to earn something for nothing. And the government has set it up and supported it with your tax dollars.
And you're so foolish that you think
that after you gamble for five years and you've lost 50 or $60,000 that if
You went $25,000, you get real happy.
So thinking that this world came about by chance is the same as thinking that when you put money in a slot machine that the numbers come up by chance they don't.
that the casinos are rigged, and only the house wins all the time.
But the thing that this world came about in the same way that people gamble, random choice, well, let's put that to a test.
This is an example that you can do in your home with your children.
Take 10 marbles,
number them one to 10
and put them inside of a bag and shake the bag.
And then close your eyes without looking inside that bag. Pull out number one, pull out marble number two, pull out marble number three in that order, just 10 marbles. That's all 510
what do you think the chances are pulling out those 10 marbles in that order without looking at them. Does anybody hear this? A mathematic genius knows about calculus knows the random chance Does anybody know the chance
26 million to one.
That's only 10 marbles.
That's called a micro example. Now let's go a little bit further out to a mike macro example.
The earth that we are on
is one planet among nine or some people say 11 in our solar system isn't it
and our sun
that gives energy and light and gravity
is the center of our solar system. And our sun is only one star. And it happens to be one of the smallest stars in our galaxy called the Milky Way.
And the Milky Way is only one of the smaller galaxies and the nebula called the Andromeda
Nina Shay banyuwangi. watching
I will only translate
two or three of those verses because this is enough to address this issue
that I'm address I'm speaking to
in this module of the walk the left lane.
The Quran says very early
in the creation of the heavens and the earth
and in the alternation of the night and the day.
Surely, this itself
is a sign for those who reflect
those who reflect
on the creation of the heavens and earth
on their Creator.
While they are
standing while they are sitting. While they are lying down on their sides, always they are reflecting on the signs of the heavens and earth.
Our Lord our sustainer
not for you
vain, foolish random purpose Have you created all of this. So save us from the chastisement of the fire.
Dear brothers and sisters and guests,
this verse of the Quran, these verses,
Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Creator of the heavens and earth, God Almighty has mentioned very clearly to us by first drawing our attention to the creation of ourselves, that's first
the different postures of the human body.
And because he's the Creator, and his throne exists over the heavens and the earth, He comes from his throne down me in terms of knowledge befitting his person. So he first speaks about the creation of the heavens and the earth, something that man cannot construe.
Then he says, the alternation of the night, and the day, as it appears to us
really speaks about the posture of the human being standing. You know, we are different when we're standing.
Our mind is even different. We have a different demeanor when we're standing. Then he says, while they are sitting, and we have a different demeanor, when we're sitting psychologists will tell you, the human being has different postures, according to the posture of the body.
So when you're standing, you can be arrogant. When you're standing, you can make proclamations, when you're sitting usually you're receiving you're listening, you're a little more humble. When you're lying down to your side, either you're sick, or you're weak, or you're about to sleep.
These are the passages of the human psychology. Look how beautiful the verses
that affect the lunar module.
The wise people who feel God they are thinking of him and all these postures and all conditions. And they say, Oh, God, surely not for any vain or random or foolish purpose? Have you created all of this?
saves me from myself.
saved me from my vanity saved me from my foolishness saved me from my rebellion, save me from my disbelief. Save me from the chastisement of the fire.
Dear brothers and sisters,
certainly there is a creator.
And certainly that creator deserves to be acknowledged.
And certainly that creator deserves to be obeyed.
And definitely that creator has no associates or comparisons.
we have to ask ourselves a further question. When you see a bridge, or building an automobile, you automatically consider the person or the company that designed it, you would never think when you look at these new cars, this new technology, you would never think that it created itself or it just happened to be there.
Let's take something a little more simple.
If you were walking out
in the outback, that's what you call it is and
if you were walking in the outback, we call it the desert in America.
And you saw a watch. A very expensive watch. Maybe like the watch that I'm wearing here, like not expensive but intricate, a world time, three or four different alarms on it. If you saw a watch laying down on the ground, would you think to yourself that it was always there?
No, you would think someone left it there because you know that it is not part of the natural landscape. It's not part of that environment. It has been designed by someone and lost by someone, wouldn't you?
This is just a watch. It's not really that intricate. It's not like the human eye.
It's not like the sun. It's not like the earth with his with his different ecosystems. It's not like that. So how could you think that this watch had a designer but this universe doesn't have a designer. It just came about
when you see a nuclear plant an orbiting space station
And by the way, unfortunately,
the orbiting space station that you can look up at the sky and see it might be there, and it might fall out of orbit anytime.
and the Soviet Union, they don't have the money, they have the money to fight a war, but they don't have the money to support the space program any longer.
So the $56 billion that has been spent on the space station,
maybe it's over with.
When you see a nuclear plant, or an orbiting space station, a super International Airport, you have to be thoroughly impressed with the engineering dynamics that are involved. yet. These are just things that are manufactured by human beings. Then what about the human body?
With this massive and intricate control systems, think about it.
Think about the brain,
how it thinks, how it functions, how it analyzes how it stores information, retrieves information distinguishes light and categorizes information in a millionth of a second.
And how it does that constantly.
Think about the brain for a moment.
Think about those mobile phones for a moment,
I would ask you to be courteous enough to cut your mobile phone off
your wife, if she's not here, she won't mind.
Your husband, if he's not here, he won't mind.
They won't mind.
So just cut it off, or put it on
Now we're talking about the brain that made the automobile, the rocket ships, the boats, and so on. Think about the brain. And who made that. Think about the heart, how it pumps throughout the body, throughout the life of the person.
The heart pumps continuously, I mean, it starts at the inception. When the child is inside the womb, the heart is already pumping.
And from that time, until death, this pot is pumping
without the will of the person
whose chest it is in
taking in and discharging blood throughout the body and maintain that steady precision throughout the life of that person. Think about it. Think about the kidneys. What kind of function do they carry the purifying instrument of the body that performs hundreds of chemical analysis simultaneously
and controls the level of toxicity in the body.
And it does this automatically.
Think about your eyes. The human camera that adjusts focus, interrupts, evaluates applies color automatically, the natural reception and adjustment to light and distance automatic. Think about it. Who created that who designed the eye.
With all the technology, there's no replacement for the human eye.
Even they have not been able to create a robot
that is able to mimic the blink of the eye.
If they made a robot to blink
and imitate the blink of the human eye,
it would throw the robot out of sync because he couldn't keep the synchronization going like the eye does.
Just something simple like that. Who created that? Who mastered that? Who plan that and who regulates that human beings themselves? What's your answer?
Of course not.
What about this universe? Think about this. The earth is one planet in our solar system and our solar system is one of the systems in the Milky Way. The example I gave you previously. Who created that who designed that? who maintains that perpetually until
It continues to expand and according to one scientific theory, what is it that the that the universe is expanding as we are living, and one day it will expand until it will implode, implode means
it will explode from the inside, not from the outside but Cavan.
Now, this is a theory, we don't know, but we do know it is expanding.
Yet, for all intents and purposes, it's not affecting the organization that we see.
Who designed that who controls that? Is it man himself? Of course not. Man just stumbled on the theory yesterday.
Certainly, there's a creator.
And that creator deserves to be acknowledged. And that creator deserves to be obeyed, because that creator has the only one has the right to legislate.
And to adjudicate
and to be for humans, who have the highest intellect to conform to. And definitely, that creator has no associates, and that creator has no comparisons.
They're all of this synchronization balance, harmony, variation, design, maintenance, operation, and infinite numeration. This happened by chance, by random? And also do these things function perpetually,
and perfectly, also by chance,
and do they keep on reproducing themselves and maintaining themselves? Also, by chance? What do you think?
Of course not.
That will be totally illogical and foolish. And we're not illogical. And we're not foolish. But maybe we just didn't think about that.
At least it would indicate that however that came to be, it is totally outside of the realm of human capability. And we would all agree to that. We should all be in consensus to that, that all of this is outside of the realm of human capability.
The being, the almighty power of
God, the Creator of the universe, the source of energy, the source of power, the source of existence, curl him, curl it, curl the Creator, what you will, but the principle is the same. It is beyond the capability of human beings themselves. We are subject we are subordinate, we are not the principal, ourselves.
The creator of existence, has the knowledge to design to proportion, has created all of this and is responsible for maintaining all of this.
That creator is the only one
that is deserving of praise and gratitude. If I gave each one of you 100 pounds, or $100, for no reason. If before you left here, I said,
everyone here just for coming.
There's $100 on your way out, don't forget to pick up your $100. But just leave your name.
and say thank you to the person who gives you the $100 would you leave your name?
Would you say thank you? Of course you would. No one you would stand in a queue to leave.
So I asked you
what about your eyes?
What about your kidneys? What about your brain? What about your life? What about your breath? What about your children? What about the life the opportunities, the resources that you have been given? are you grateful for that? Or do you say I earned all of that
is the one that gave you life not worthy of praise and thanks is the one that gave you life not worthy of your worship and recognition. My sisters and my brothers and my guests.
That in a nutshell is the purpose and the goal of this life. One to recognize and acknowledge the creator
secondly, to conform to the law.
Have that creator. And thirdly, to give praise and gratitude and worship to that creator.
That's the initial purpose of our lives.
Just as the initial responsibility of a child,
as they're growing up, is to respect their parents, but before they can respect their parents, don't they need to know them?
You know, your parents,
therefore, you respect your parents, because you know that you wouldn't be here if they were not your parents. Secondly,
they nurtured you, they guided you. They helped you through school and all your problems. And even if you don't fully respect them, or listen to them, you have to be psychologically dependent upon them, and grateful to them, obligated and indebted to them. So what about the Creator, who made your parents and their parents and their parents and their parents and their parents and their parents, and the whole world, this whole cosmos that we are experiencing, is that creator, not worthy of your recognition is that creator, not worthy of your respect, is that creator, not worthy of your praise? Is that creator not worthy of your worship?
It is just as fundamental and even more fundamental, than respecting or recognizing your parents.
That's the initial primary Foundation, purpose of our lives.
To come to recognize, appreciate
Almighty God, the Creator.
By scientific means,
by electrical means, through mathematical means, through worship through reflection, any way you are able to, to come to the gifts, and come to grips with the fact that you yourself are not your own benefactor, but that you are benefiting from something which was given that you didn't even ask for.
I don't think that anyone who considers themselves clever,
would have much argument with this purpose.
They may have their own set of rationales, their own justifications, their own ideas, their own theories, but it all boils down to the same thing. Because with all their ideas, and all their theories, they seem to be headed in the same place.
Because I don't see anybody that has escaped death
except Walt Disney.
Or at least, they would have us to think that
or Steven Spielberg,
hollywood, hollywood or Bollywood.
But the reality of life is that everyone, every day you wake up, you are closer to death. And that's what you need to think about. You're not close to your objective. You're not closer to what you were working for all your lives, you are closer to death, because that is the ultimate place that all of us are heading from the womb to the tomb.
Michael Jackson will have to make another thriller.
Brothers and sisters.
This is something that you and I need to deal with seriously.
We need to reconcile this issue. We need to resolve this issue. Don't let death sneak up on you because babies die.
young, vibrant, intelligent, beautiful. well endowed individuals die. arrogant people die.
Even executioner's die.
And death is a doorway
that if the Creator of the heavens and
had no other power over his creatures who consider themselves to be powerful individuals and dependent if he had no other power, no other sign of his power except death, it would be enough.
Because anybody was power, anybody who was resources, governments Other than that, if there was something that they would do to buy themselves out of it would be what? Death. But it's not negotiable.
Dear brothers and sisters,
let us all witness, that there is nothing worthy of worship that we should all bear witness.
There is nothing in the heavens on Earth, no principle, no power, no sovereign, not a man nor a group of men, not a society, nor a nation, nor a coalition of nations that have any power over life and death or creation except to
the Creator. Let us all bear witness that there's none to be worshipped worship the Creator, none to be acknowledged except the Creator. Let us all bear witness to that.
Let us all say that there is none to be worship to be recognized except the Creator. Let's say that.
Is there a problem?
Is there a stutter? Is there a hesitation?
If there's someone who thinks that they are self created, if there's someone who thinks that they're outside of this cycle, I just spoke up, stand up, because you're the one that should be talking here.
Because you're gonna announce to us a theory that none of us know about.
If not, we should all bear witness, or at least if I called your name and that was your name, you would come up here and say if I said to you, somebody handed me an envelope.
And they said that someone by the name of David Matthews, is the recipient of $2,000. We picked his name out of a hat, and he's recipient of 2000. Come on down.
And he was upstairs there, he might have fallen out, fall out the balcony trying to get down here.
So for your own motivation, you have no problem. But for the Creator, you got a problem.
Muslims, c'est la ilaha illAllah.
That's all it means. It just means that there is none to be recognized. It means none to be worshipped. It means none to be conformed to or obeyed, except the Creator.
This is what Jesus said. This is what Moses said, This is what Abraham said, This is what David said, This is what Solomon said, peace and blessings be upon all of them. This is what Isaac said, This is what his smile said, This is what john the baptist said, This is what Jesus Christ said. That's what the prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him said, all the prophets, all those men that received revelation from God, they all said one thing.
La Ilaha in the law,
a simple statement they said,
Dear friends, the Muslims, let us now discuss
the second half of our topic.
What do you know about Islam?
Now, what you have heard about Islam, especially not recently,
now what you have heard from Mr. Bush,
or Mr. Blair,
or Mr. Darwin,
or Mr. Einstein,
Mr. Disney or Mr. Spielberg?
Now what you've heard from the New York Times, or the London Times,
or NBC or CNN,
know, what do you really know about Islam as a fact?
Because the word Islam is not
a abstract terminology. It's not nebulous.
It's not something that could be looked at from different perspectives, and thought to be
something different from different people's views. No, it's not like that.
Now what's your father said?
Certainly, there's a difference between a man
and a father.
There's something different, obviously between a male and a man. Not only the mailman, like the one that delivers the mail, but there's difference between a m a, l, e, and a man.
At least it used to be a clear distinction.
A male is gender,
born with that gender. Now they might choose from their own volition, and work for themselves a different gender and pay a lot of money to do that, or the fool you.
But male is a gender and female is agenda but a man.
This is a title of responsibility.
So a male that does not fulfill the responsibilities of man is not completing the mandate of birth and God.
They're just a male. And the same is for female, because the male and the female, they have different anatomies they have different psychologies. They have different roles.
Now there are others who will tell you that that is not so
they will say that women are equal to men in all respects. And they are competing, climbing up poles and digging ditches and everything.
But no men
have opted to try to help children.
It's the same as Islam.
Islam is a principle. Islam is a comprehensive system. Islam is a law.
You may call it a religion, I don't like to use that word is too restricting.
When we say religion, a whole lot of things just come up into mind from all the movies and books and things that we've read religion seems like kind of restriction, like a suit you might wear.
Like going into some place like, like it might be to some people, virtual reality, you've heard that, right.
So like virtual reality you can pay for you can go somewhere and develop and have your own religion. But Islam is not like that. No, it's not like that.
Islam is a law, Islam as a system, Islam as the legislation, Islam as a regulation, and therefore it has dimensions
by which you can determine and identify it. Now, a Muslim is an individual who makes the profession that they belong to, or they are attached to that system. Do you judge a system? by the people who say that they are part of it? No, you don't.
And that's why they have what they call disclosures.
So somebody works for my company, and they do something wrong, my company will not be liable, is that correct? Because I've already made a disclosure,
that this person does not necessarily represent our company and policy or so forth and so on. I made a disclosure of that. Well, God has also made a disclosure, that the human beings themselves, God is not indicted. And God is not imperfect, and God does not die. And God does not have the limitations. And God doesn't make mistakes, and God is not immoral. And God is not prejudice.
But some Muslims are.
So we don't judge or indict a system of life by the people who claim to be that we would not indict Jesus Christ by what Jim Jones did some years ago.
We will not indict Jesus Christ.
Jeffrey Dahmer did.
We will not indict Jesus Christ
by what Charles Manson did. We will not indict Jesus Christ.
But Oklahoma Obama What was his name?
Timothy McVeigh was here first and fundamentalists we will not indict him. We will not call any of those people. Christian fanatics, Christian terrorists, we will not say that the IRA and
In Ireland, that they are Christian fanatics, we don't say that. So how do we say?
Muslim fanatics, Islamic fundamentalist, Islamic terrorists? How do we indict a global faith
of more than 1500 years, with a legislation with principles with dignity with a record? How do we indict that entire faith and all the people who put that faith and put them in some kind of classification and put on them an oxymoron you know, that is
an oxymoron is a word that means just the opposite of what you put next to it.
Islamic terrorists, Islamic fanatic.
Those oxymorons, a person cannot be Islamic by definition, if they are fanatic.
They cannot be
because Islam is a system of peace, a system of submission and surrender to God, a system of dignity. Now, if somebody who's a Muslim doesn't act that way, if a Muslim acts as a criminal way, what are they? There are Muslim criminals that correct as a Christian doesn't act the way Jesus Christ spoke, how he lived, and his message of a Christian commits a crime, what are they a Christian criminal, a Jewish person commits a crime, what are they a Jewish criminal, a Buddhist, or Hindu or anyone else that commits a crime, they are what? criminals, but you don't indict the face because of the criminal Do you?
If that were the case, America, Great Britain, France, Germany, all the so called advanced nations, they got more criminals were in suits, than all the criminals that are in jail, they would all be criminal governments.
Now we hear the terms Islam and Muslims quite often. And we read about Islam and Muslims in the periodicals, textbooks of colleges and universities, we hear and we see a lot of inaccurate, misleading and purposeful misinformation through the media. And we have to admit that some of this misinformation, some of this misrepresentation, and some of this distortion has been perpetuated by Muslims themselves, we have to admit that
that is true to a certain extent.
one out of every five people in this world
is a Muslim.
There are more than 1.4 billion Muslims in the world, we don't say 1.4 billion out of Asians, Africans, we didn't say that.
Because you cannot find any country in the world.
And even if you discover a new country, there'll be some Muslims there.
white, black, green, yellow, tall shot male, female, poor, rich,
of every ethnicity,
the Muslim nation, the Muslim Brotherhood, is a global brotherhood, a global nation, and Muslims are everywhere in the world.
One out of every five people in this world is a Muslim.
Just like one out of every five people in this world
is a Chinese.
And nearly one out of every five people in this world
is from the Indian continent. These are statistics that we can support.
Go to your computer, do a search, go to the encyclopedia and do a search, go to the almanac and do a search and you will verify this statistic. And you know everything about India, and you know everything about China.
But I asked you the question
why don't you know something about Islam?
You know the language of China, you know the language of India, you know, the Constitution, everything can be found people talk, you eat Chinese food, you eat Indian food.
But I asked you, what do you really know about Islam?
What do you know about the social, the economic, the political, the historical factors about Islam? Why don't you know about Islam? What is it that joins over 37 nations together
into a brotherhood,
a common fraternity.
What makes a brother in Saudi Arabia my brother and I'm from America and what
Makes my brother from Pakistan, my brother. And what makes an Australian, my brother, a French Muslim, a German Muslim, a Scandinavian Muslim, English Muslim, Indonesian Muslim, what makes them my brother, we're not the same color. We don't have the same culture. We don't speak the same language. What makes us brothers is our bond of faith.
It is Islam that makes us brothers.
What are the accurate characteristics of this misunderstood way of life that is followed by the greater part of humanity. I'll try to provide you with some facts. But in addition to this, as I mentioned to you before, it is necessary for you to be open minded and open hearted.
Otherwise, you're going to miss what I tell you because you're going to turn that glass upside down.
The word Islam means surrender, submission and obedience, surrender submission and obedience to home. The Creator of the heavens in the earth.
You can say Allah, you can say the Creator, you can say the source of creation, you can say,
the principle behind existence, you can say.
All those attributes belong to the Creator.
The all wise, the all knowing, the absolute, the eternal, the one upon whom all depends,
while the creator depends upon none.
We say Allah, Allah, because in the Arabic language, this is a very clear nomenclature.
You see, if I said God, if I spell it backwards, what is it?
and that's why some people might even take a dog as God.
I mean, after all, the dog is a man's best friend, he could become his God.
We say Allah.
This is not a god of the Muslims.
Allah comes from the,
the article al meaning the
meaning only, meaning particular
meaning distinct, al al. And law means that which is worshipped,
that which is adored that which is obeyed, that which is inclined to that which is submitted to so when we say a law, it means the only one worthy of worship, recognition and praise Allah.
We say a lot because in the Arabic word, this means uniqueness, and without gender.
So from this point, I'm going to use the word Allah. And you know that I'm not speaking of the Muslim god. I'm speaking of the Creator of the heavens and earth, your Lord and my Lord, the same God of Moses and Abraham, and Jacob and the tribes and john the baptist and Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them, the same God, and none of them use the word God.
And the Hebrew language or the Aramaic language or the Arabic language, the word Illa. Allah is the only word they ever used. Because it is a very clear, distinct name. It has never been used for any tangible thing, not even an idea.
The word Islam is derived from the word Salamat. Salamat means to be at peace, it also means safety. It also means security. Therefore, a Muslim is a person that surrenders to home, a law.
A Muslim is a person that submits and obeys the law of whom, Allah,
Almighty God, and through this submission obtains peace for themselves. You see, the formula is very simple. When I surrender to the law, when I conform to the law and the legislation which has been intended for me, that means that is my natural disposition, therefore I become what a country
foremost, I am in order. I am in harmony. And by being in order and harmony, the things I'm supposed to receive comes to me. So it's natural to be a Muslim. It's unnatural not to be.
We can immediately see, by that definition, that all the prophets of Almighty God well what
Muslims, because even Almighty God said in the revelation that we recited before, from the sutra, which is called as begging up from below Habibi,
This verse from the Quran says, woman homido ilaria de La meclizine illa hodin hoonah. Our UK masala zeca, was early Kadena kajima.
The verses very clear, it says and they, the human beings, the prophets of Almighty God,
they will not order to do anything except to worship, to recognize to obey their Lord.
And to be Muslim.
Muslim means to be sincere towards God, to be clean to be moral
towards the legislation that he ordered them. What legislation did God order them every prophet that came to every people, he came with a book, he came with a message he came with a behavior he came pleading with the people telling them do not worship idols.
Do not worship other deities.
Do not be pagans. don't associate partners with God. Do not disobey your Creator. Do not ignore your Creator. Be decent, be upright. Be moral. Be kind Be gentle.
Mama obiano illallah Jambo De La meclizine illa de hula,
hula, it means to be Hanif.
Honey, it means being straight with God.
Not allowing any interference between you and God, no partners, no associate holding your relationship with God sacred and therefore what God has ordered you to do. To put that order before every other order. This is called hanifa.
And to establish prayer, because after all, what can we do for God?
What can we do for the one that created us? What can we do?
If your mother and father gave birth to you taught you all what your mother did for you while you were young, staying up at night, while she suffered with you through school through college. And after you finish, they become old and you put them inside of a old age home or retirement home Shame on you. What can you do for your parents after they did all of that for you? What can you do for them? Nothing.
Then what can we do for God? nothing
except to worship Him,
to acknowledge him
to conform to his law, our up musala to establish the prayer in your lives and to be charitable while you care. And God said, being decent towards God and being decent towards the human beings was barely Kadena and kayama. This is the right way.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
If you read the scriptures carefully, without your own interpretation of somebody else's additional fabrication, you will find that this was the simple message of all the prophets who confirm one another. Not one of these prophets ever said, I am God worship me. Jesus Christ did not say I am God worship me. Now if there's a Christian in this room that can tell me that Jesus said in his own words, not Matthew, not mark, not Luke, not john, not Paul. But Jesus said I
God, worship me,
then we will raise $5,000 for you tonight for you leave.
Read your Bibles out,
call somebody up, go make a phone call, get the verse,
you'll never find it.
You find somebody else's word alluding to that.
You find somebody else's reference, appearing that. But Jesus never said to anybody, I am God worship me. He said, my father, he didn't say my Father who art in heaven, because he was not exclusively the servant of God. He said, when he taught them how to pray, I used to be a Christian, I still love Jesus Christ, I'm still connected to his message. I know it very well. He said, and you know that he said, Our father didn't say that. He didn't mean our Father in the sense that he gave birth to us. But he said, our Lord,
who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, not my name, not our name.
Thy kingdom come, not my kingdom come, not our kingdom come, if he's part of the Trinity, if he's divine, if he's part of God, or he's next to God, He will say, our kingdom come, he said, that kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread. Did he say that?
Did he say that?
So now if he said, Give us this day, our daily bread, that means Jesus, and his mother could not have been divine, because if he said, Give us this day, our daily bread, you and I, we eat, and we drink, Jesus and his mother, they ate, and they drank. And you know, and I know that when you eat and drink, the body only uses some of it.
The rest of it the body evacuates. Like, can you imagine God defecating and urinating?
Let's move on with the Lord's Prayer.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us.
Our trespasses, as we forgive those who
trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. That is sound like God praying to you.
Did you ever think about that? That's the Lord's Prayer. That's the evidence of that. Now we know Jesus said that.
That was Matthew, Mark, Luke, and john and Paul, Jesus said that
their brothers, and sisters and guests,
the home tonight in Palm to all the pages of your Bible, and I guarantee you will never find it once anywhere. So where does this come from?
And three or four different occasions. It is mentioned in your scripture
that I have read throughout my life before I became a Muslim, that Jesus walked off, and he fell down on his face, and he worship God didn't say that.
Now is that God bowing down to himself?
Is that God calling on himself?
No, Jesus said,
I am Jesus who is sent. And the one who was sent is not like the one who sent me.
Jesus said, I can have my own self do nothing.
But whatsoever the one oldest me, the one who sent me tells me to do that is what I do.
We cannot take Jesus out of the context of what Jesus said himself, and make Jesus what we want him to be.
We can make Jesus a man God, because the Romans and the Greeks had men gods.
Because Jesus said, Take not my message unto
the Greeks, the Romans, the Samaritans,
for my message, and I was sent to whom
the lost sheep of the tribe of Israel. Isn't that what Jesus said? So Paul was mistaken when he said, I became apostle to the Gentiles. Jesus said, Don't take my message to them.
Brothers and sisters, we can immediately see by such an example and definition, that Jesus Christ Himself, submitted himself to God, that Moses and Abraham submitted themselves to God, that Isaac and Ishmael submitted, submitted themselves to God
john the baptist submitted himself to God. And submission means surrender. And surrender means selling up selling up the one who does that is called Muslim. So what was Jesus?
What was Abraham? What was Moses? What was David? Don't get confused about the Arabic word now, it only means one that surrenders so say it in English or say loving, it means Muslim.
Everyone is a Muslim, a child that has no volition of its own, inside the womb of its mother is submitting to the natural disposition. What is it? Muslim? And can you tell me that a pure child when it's born, it's only born with sins that it did not do?
That doesn't even make sense.
A child is born out of the womb and inherits the sins of the world.
That Jesus already died for that crazy.
Last double, just real double jeopardy.
Double Jeopardy for Jesus in double jeopardy for the child.
I asked you.
What was the Psalms of David, did you ever read it real? Well, these are readers the Psalms of David, the Proverbs of Solomon.
Did you ever listen and read what john the baptist said, compared to the gospel of Jesus? If you did, and you also read the Quran, it does seem like you're reading the same words over and over. Why? Because they were all brothers and prophets, a one chain of prophets that was sent by Almighty God to the human beings, you and I.
Someone a child comes out of the womb of his mother, at that time that God is audited. What is it?
A Muslim? When the sun goes around in its orbit? What is it? according to law, it's a Muslim.
When the moon goes around the Earth, what is it by law, by decree, by definition, is a Muslim, the law of gravity is a Muslim law.
Everything that submits to Almighty God and follows what God has ordered to do is what a Muslim.
All the prophets came
speaking different languages to their respective people. And the only prophet that came to the entire world was the one that said that he came for the whole world. Jesus never said, I came for the whole world. He never said that.
I have been sent to the lost sheep of the tribe of Israel. He came to correct the corruptions and the excesses of the band Israel, and he came to announce what the gospel. What does the gospel mean?
What does the gospel mean?
The good news, good news, the good news of what
and Jesus Christ mission.
And his prophethood was only two years and four months Did you know that?
His whole mission
his whole Prophethood was only two years and four months.
Because he came to announce that someone would come after him.
Someone that would hear from God and speak.
Someone whose behavior would address all the problems of the world, someone who would come with a book that would remain with you forever. Okay, what Prophet came after Jesus Christ to fulfill that prophecy, and also he would also confirm Jesus Christ and mentioned Jesus Christ.
The Quran is the only book
that came after Jesus Christ that was revealed after Jesus Christ that mentions the mother of Jesus Christ
that mentions the birth of Jesus Christ, that mentions the miracles of Jesus Christ. We are Muslims, we believe,
and the miraculous or the phenomenal birth of Jesus Christ. We believe that totally. God can do whatever he wants to do.
And we believe that if God created the heavens and earth, by his command of God says Be What is it? It is, and if God created Adam,
without a mother and father, Adam, our common father, had no mother and father, no parents, Adam was created by God. Adam was just a sperm drop mixed with money.
And God said B, Adam became.
And then God said B and he became and from those two all the human beings came.
So who was the father, mother of Adam?
Who was the father, mother of Eve. So at least Jesus had a mother. So what's more difficult for God, Adam and Eve of Jesus. We believe that Jesus mother, Mary, she was never penetrated by any man to create Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was born without sperm.
Because God can order any woman to be pregnant, she'll be pregnant.
Because before Mary,
remember the story of Zachary.
Zachary was 110. And his wife was 90. Do you remember that story?
Zachary of the Prophet, who is the father of john. He was 110. His wife was 90.
And he prayed to God for a son. He said, Oh, God, I have no children. God give me a son. God answered him, the angel Gabriel came to him and said, you will have a son.
He want to know how I would want to know too.
He said, Oh, God, how would I have a son? When I'm old man.
I don't have any water.
And my wife is barren. She doesn't create new eggs. in that language. She's barren.
She's way beyond menopause. She's minister.
But God said, so big. When God orders the thing it will be. And when Zachary prophet of God went back to his wife and said, guess what? I had a vision. And God said to me through the angel that you will become pregnant, of course, she laughed, I will do.
But just as she left,
she found something moving in her stomach.
And guess who was the child that was born?
That was john the baptist,
the cousin of Jesus Christ.
Because that career, was the cousin of Hannah. And Hannah was the woman that prayed to God for a son that she could give to the priests
so that he could become a priests. And she prayed to God, and God told her to the angel Gabriel again, that she will have a son know that she will have a child.
And she had that child. But when the child was a girl, she said, Oh, God, verily, I have given birth. But it's a woman. It's a girl.
The angel said to her.
So be this girl,
who will be the chief of the women and the hereafter.
And that's what Mary is.
And when Mary was born, she was given over to the care of zecharia, who was the chief priests of the temple.
And Mary was put into a place where her own apartment. And when Zachary, who's the only one the key used to go and check on her, he found every time he checked on her, she had food. He was the ask of Mary, what do you get this food from?
Why, what was strange about the food, I'll tell you what was strange. In the winter, she had fruit. She had fruit from the summer.
And in the summer, she had the fruit from the winter.
Because she was selected by God.
The prayer of Hannah, God answered her prayer by giving Hannah a girl who would give birth to the sun that Hannah asked for this how God works.
And while she was in that room, the angel Gabriel again came to her and said are married. God announces to you a child that you will have whose son I mean a son, whose name will be a saw
at aisa hassles in
the Spanish language or Jesus in the English language, but in Arabic, he saw
Mercy. And mercy means the anointed, the appointed the Messiah, or the Christ.
And Mary said to the angel thinking that he was a man, if you feel Allah,
don't come near me, like any one of you, women, any one of you decent women, if a man appeared to you in your bedroom, you would say get out of here.
Maybe you wouldn't say, if you feel God, you might pull for your gun or something.
But Mary said, If you fear God, don't come near me, the angel said, Mary, fear not. I'm a messenger from God, to announce you that you will have a son by the name of Esau, peace and blessings be upon him.
Mary said, How will I have a son? When I've never been touched by any man and a woman that walks the streets? What is she saying?
She's not a harlot. She was untouched. She's a virgin. She was even mixed with men. So how she would be pregnant, the angel said to her, so be it. When God does the thing he says to it, what Be and it is. And just when the angel said that to her, Mary found herself just like
the wife of Zachary.
And to make a long story short, when Jesus was born, Mary was ashamed.
Because the people was already saying, she's a harlot. She said this, she said that, look, she's pregnant. She had to go out something had to happen. How did she get pregnant?
she asked God, what should I say? God told her don't say anything. Point to the child.
The child will speak for himself and clear you have everything they say. And Jesus did that. That was his first miracle.
Yes, Jesus was born without a father. That's the first phenomena. Secondly, Jesus spoke from the cradle. Is that correct?
to clear his mother, that was the first miracle. Jesus Christ calls the death, the death to hear, calls the blind to see calls the lepers to be healed, called the dead to be raised up blue into a clay pigeon, and cause it to fly off into life. Yes, Jesus, He fed more than 10,000 people from seven fish and seven loaves of bread. Jesus did that. Because God gave him the power to do that. When they asked him, How do you do such things? What did Jesus say? I can have my own self
But whatever. The one who sent me orders me, that is what I do. And when someone called him good Master, trust his government, he pulled his government from her hands and said to her, what,
why does stop calling me good when there's none good except whom? The one that is in heaven.
Jesus made it clear even to punches Pilate when the high priests wanted to indict him, calling him the Son of God, calling him the King of the Jews. Pontius Pilate said to him, What do you say about the crime that they accuse you of?
What do you say about that? That you call yourself the Son of God? Now that was an accusation that he was committing of blasphemy, according to the Jewish law.
He said, Tao says, I'm the son of God, with the punch is proud to do.
Pontius Pilate said, I washed my hands and I find no fault with this man is never principality said.
His response was that Jesus was not guilty of what they said, because by what he said, he denied it. So Jesus denied that, how can somebody else for all these years keep calling him something that he denied?
I say all these things to you because
we Muslims, we love Jesus Christ,
maybe more than those who call themselves Christians.
After all, we know more about his birth, about his life, about his message about his mother about his grandmother, we know more about his miracles, and they have been confirmed and details in the Quran and our form of worship and what we believe is exactly what Jesus believed.
But Jesus never said I'm God worship me.
And we don't worship Jesus Christ and we don't worship Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
We say that Jesus Christ is the son of Mary. He is the
Messiah, here's a word from God and a spirit that God put in the womb of Mary. And that God put his words in Jesus Christ mouth, and God gave them the power to do the miracles. That's what we say. We say that Jesus Christ was a great prophet and a messenger of God, and that he announced the coming of the Comforter, that counselor, who would make all things clear who would bring a book that would stay with the world forever, Mohammed Salalah, will send them
on the basis of that I believe,
that of loving Jesus Christ, following his message, knowing about him.
If that means being Christian, that I'm more Christian than most of the people who call themselves Christians.
But Jesus didn't tell people to call themselves Christians.
And Moses didn't tell people to call themselves mosaic.
And David didn't say call himself davidians. And Abraham didn't tell people to call themselves Abraham, Ian's
and Mohammed, peace and blessings be upon did not tell the people to call themselves mohammedans. No, they said, call yourselves after God. That means what?
God conscious people, service of God. That's what all of them were. And that's what we are. So we don't worship Jesus Christ. Because he never said that, God, worship me.
every prophet and messenger of Almighty God brought the very same and fundamental message, worship Almighty God and be sincere towards him. If we can examine this message of each of those well known prophets, we would conclude this fact where there is a conflict, it is a result of false assertions, fabrication, exaggeration, blasphemy, paganism, idolatry, by the alleged writers, historians, scholars and individuals. For instance, let me point out something to you. That may be a bit interesting to you.
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and john who would date
Luke, and john, who, what were the last names? When did they write? Did they know Jesus Christ? Did they work with Jesus Christ? Did they eat with Jesus Christ? did a talk with Jesus Christ? Did they even meet Jesus Christ? The answer is no, no, no, no.
the earliest of them that wrote, wrote 40 years after Jesus Christ, so they never met him.
The left of them wrote at is that the Jesus Christ never met him.
The other thing is, all of them seem to have written
the gospel according to according to according to according to now, when you write a letter, do you sign it according to
according to is the third party
if Joanne or Jackie or Bobby or Johnny told me something, and I wrote it, I would say according to Joanne, Jackie, Bobby, Orr, Ronnie, according to
but those four people would not write a letter, and in front of it, say, Jackie, according to Jackie, and not even write a last name.
Because if Jackie wrote me a check, and only said Jackie, I couldn't catch it.
And if I was a policeman, and I stopped Jackie on the road, and she had a license, and only said, Jackie, she's going to jail.
Where in the world
is a document with only one name of four different writers that did not meet the one whom they're writing about? Where's that accepted in the whole world? Nowhere except in the Bible.
And the church fathers in the church writers and the Christian historians, they all agree that perhaps
those four writers themselves were only pen names.
Because a writer would not write his only his first name according to
and there's a great amount of suspicion that the man called Paul Saul of Tarsus
that because he wrote all the books from x, all the way to the end of the New Testament, how many books is that?
All the books of acts on Colossians effizienz Corinthians, Romans
Galatians all of those books are written by whom?
Paul, solid tosses. Another man who never walked, who never talked, who never met, who never ate, who never prayed, who never knew Jesus Christ. Isn't that something?
Now here we find four writers.
And another one between them that wrote all the New Testament books. They never talked, never walk, never ate, never prayed, never met the man called Jesus Christ.
Yeah, in their words, the first mentioning of the Trinity came from where, from Jesus or from them.
The first mentioning of Jesus being divine, a man God came from whom, from them. The first mentioned that Jesus is the Son of God came from home from them.
Jesus never said, in his own words, any such words, but it was the men who never met him, who claimed to have written who didn't know their last names.
And Paul, by the way, before he had that vision on the road to Damascus, that only he saw, and only he heard, guess what his occupation was, do you know
he was a bounty hunter,
of Christian Christians, hunting them down like animals, binding them and bringing them to where
to roam so that they could be executed.
Now of Hitler,
after killing 1000s of Jews, said that on the road to Berlin, he had a vision that he was named an apostle to the Jews.
And he wrote 20 books that all the Jews are supposed to follow. Do you think they would be following that book?
I don't understand how people just don't read history. This is not what Khalid said, so don't get angry with me.
This is your own scripture, your own Bible scholars, their own church fathers. All of them agree
that Paul never met Jesus, that Matthew, Mark, Luke and john never met Jesus, by the way, they will not disciples.
nor were they walkers and talkers of the disciples, they will just writers, and historians,
my brothers and sisters, and my respected guests.
I have kept you here this evening.
And I appreciate your indulgence.
And I promise you that I will keep you here only another 15 minutes Would that be okay?
I said these days concerning Jesus Christ, because we want to clear Jesus Christ's name.
We want to establish that we have a love and a respect for Jesus Christ, we have a love and respect for the message of Jesus Christ. But we also want to make it clear that Jesus Christ life took us towards a certain direction it pointed us in the world to a certain direction. It is our conviction that the life of Jesus Christ pointed us in the direction of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. The message of Jesus Christ pointing us towards the end, the life of Jesus Christ pointed us towards Islam. And this is why we want to say to you and say to the world, that whoever is the love of Jesus Christ, at least they deserve. They owe it to themselves, at least look into the life of Mohammed,
go to the encyclopedia, go to the computer and punch in the name Muhammad ibn Abdullah, peace and blessings be upon them. If you dare
just punch it in and see what those who are not Muslim said about Mohammed bin Abdullah.
Well, I'll tell you,
the five foremost premier biographers of this age, not a previous age, this age to 21st century, the five premier biographers of this age of 30s said
when they examined and they put forward the proposition, who are the 100 great, greatest human beings that impacted humanity throughout the history. That means selecting 100 human beings who impacted the most profound
Upon humanity, what do you think they found? Or Whom do you think they selected?
Now, these five biographers, they were not Muslims.
But three of them, conclusively said,
it has to be Mohammed bin Abdullah.
migration is one of them. He has a book called The 100 greatest human beings. And his selection was home. Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. And he admitted, I tried very hard because of being a Christian. I tried very hard to put Jesus there. But when I looked at the criteria, categorically,
Jesus was not a father.
Jesus was not a husband.
Jesus was not a ruler. Jesus Christ was not a statesman. And his message was not memorized in his own life. Therefore, his religion never came to be a government.
So looking at the criteria, he said, the only one I could select was Mohammed Salatu was Salam. And so he did.
I say to you, go to the Encyclopedia Britannica, go to the computer, read the book of Michael J. Hart, read the works and the sayings of many non Muslims before you hear it from a Muslim. You owe it to yourself, to look into the life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Almighty God said about him. Well, man out of Southern Africa in LA Rahmatullah.
Muhammad you are sent to the whole world as a mercy. No other Prophet was sent to the whole world they were sent to their own people.
I say to you, brothers and sisters, and I'll guess you owe it to yourself, punch in the name for an QU r a n, punch it in and see if you can compare, see if you can find a scripture, see if you can find a writing. See if you can find a document that compares with the court and you will not
even the Bible, the gospel that Jesus Christ recited, he didn't have it underneath his arms, he wasn't walking around with a book.
And nobody memorized what he brought.
And when he left,
there were pieces of it different people had, but the Quran was revealed in the life of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him over 23 years. And guess what, while he was living, he transferred it in its entirety to his followers.
And they transfer it to their children, other generations so that here in this room, and in every other gathering of Muslims, there's at least one or two or three or four, maybe 10 people who have memorized the 6626 verses of the Quran in its entirety, it has been preserved since that time, I asked you, if all the Bibles in the world, all the Bibles in the world were thrown in the ocean.
Who would produce the Bible again?
Nobody could, because they don't even agree about what the Bible is now.
But if all the protons were thrown into the ocean right now, oh of them.
We could produce the Quran all over again, we could bring a Chinese half is memorize of the Quran or Russian memorize of the Quran and American memorize of the Quran, a German memorize of the Quran, who didn't even know each other, they would all come here together. And in two days, they can all recite simultaneously and the Quran is back again.
You owe it to yourself to read this powerful scripture.
Don't ignore it, you cannot afford to ignore it. Even it's profound. It's from God, it is comprehensive. It is, as I say it is or is not.
At least you should investigate it. Why should you be blind to something that might have that kind of impact on your life, and the life of others? After all, this is not the legislation of Muhammad.
Peace and blessings be upon them. It is the legislation of home.
Dear brothers and sisters, finally,
I suppose I told you that this book had been universally preserved without the slightest alteration of any kind in 15 centuries. If all of this is true, what
if all of this is true? what I'm saying?
You have to agree that this book is quite profound and unique to say the least. You would be honest. If you were to say
That that has to be a very profound book.
Many other non Muslims came to that conclusion, although they didn't follow it, and they didn't benefit from it. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, many of them. And even Bill Clinton.
He said the Quran is a great book. But obviously he didn't benefit from the morals of it.
Now, brothers and sisters, you know, after you leave here tonight,
you're going somewhere.
I mean, tonight,
you're going somewhere, after here.
After you live, the decree life that has been laid out and mandated for you, you're also going somewhere,
after here, after.
Because after all, it's about after here, after
you say when we say now it is what, then
there is no present.
There's no such thing as the moment it's gone.
And you need to think about this drama and this issue carefully.
Because when death comes,
it doesn't send a postcard.
When you get the word from God,
it's called death.
And it comes quickly and swiftly.
And you're going to answer for the gift that you have been given. And this is what we're all talking about. The gift that you have been given this life that you have been given, it's a responsibility. Now, if you came here, and you didn't know what you know, now,
you see, you know, now, if you didn't know before, now, you know, that means now you are responsible, you can lie.
was simply to put the proposition in front of you.
And to be Muslim, it doesn't mean
you have to come somewhere where the Muslims gather, and dive in a pool.
You don't have to go and buy some material and wrap your head in a bandana.
If you're a woman, you don't have to go someplace and buy some black clothing.
Although there is some significance to the way the Muslim women dress, and there's a significance to men who choose to wrap their heads.
And yes, we do wash before our prayers.
But it's not the rituals, this is not the issue.
Everything starts with a declaration.
If you came to this country, from another country to become a citizen, what did you have to do?
Did you have to make a declaration? Yes, when you get off the plane coming from one country to another, what do you have to do? You have to make a declaration.
Before you get your PhD, you have to do what? write a thesis.
Everything in this world that allows a person to graduate or to pass on to be accepted calls for what? a declaration.
So I'm asking you, as a human being.
I'm not trying to convert anybody. I'm not asking you to do anything that you wouldn't do anyway.
But I'm proposing to you as a human being,
that you say inside of yourself, that there's none to be worshipped, none to be acknowledged except the Creator of the heavens and earth. I'm asking you to say that
inside yourself first.
Just like saying your own name inside yourself.
The difference between making that declaration and saying your name. You've been a
And saying that all your life. So if I said to me, what's your name? Huh? Pam? See
if she didn't tell me her name. And I just happened to know. And I said, Pam, she would look directly at me and stand up.
Because that's the psychological reaction. When you hear your name, what do you do you respond?
Well inside of you,
there is a natural reaction towards God.
Unless that natural reaction has been covered, or disfigured,
then when God calls you, you don't act and you don't respond. And that's tragedy.
I'm proposing to you who are non Muslims to declare that there is none to be worshipped except Almighty God.
You can determine for yourself later on, if you want to be a Muslim.
Formerly, if you want to accept that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, formerly, you can determine that for yourself, but minimally.
Raise your hands if you accept that there's none to be worshipped except Almighty God.
Muslim, put your hands down.
Those who are non Muslims, I asked you for the proposition,
to bear witness that there's none to be worship except the Creator, to acknowledge that there's only one creator, that is your Lord, my Lord, I ask you to raise your hand
Brothers and sisters, those people who were courageous enough to listen through all of this, and also to acknowledge the basic proposition that there's none to be worshipped except the Creator, you should understand that there are pillars every building
a foundation to every building, and that Islam also have its pillars and its foundation.
You can be provided with all the information that you need, free of charge.
You can get a copy of this lecture, free of charge.
Those who have the courage inside of themselves to proclaim that there's nothing the worship except the Almighty, you can get a copy of this lecture free of charge to examine it further. Secondly, you can receive information,
literature, free of charge. From the many Islamic organizations bookstores, here in Sydney, you can get one of my cards, contact me by the email, and we'll send to you free of charge. An Illustrated Guide on Islam, we'll send that to you free of charge, you can visit one of the many Islamic centers in Sydney and I promise you, you will not be taken hostage.
I advise that you sit down with a Muslim, and let them explain a little further to you the prescription of Islam. take the next step.
That is wash your hands like Jesus did, wash your feet like Jesus did.
And stand before the altar of God.
Not a wooden altar.
The altar of God
is wherever you are.
Remove all the images all your preconditioning after washing yourselves, as has been prescribed.
And then learn how to worship as Jesus Christ worshipped as all the prophets worshipped. Because this again, we're coming back to the origin of our statement. What have we been created for? What is the purpose of life To do what?
To acknowledge Almighty God and to worship Almighty God and to obey Almighty God?
I want to thank you. I want to thank Almighty God, I asked him to guide us and to help us and to appreciate the honor of being able to make this presentation to you tonight.
I want to thank the organizers of this gathering. I want to thank all the people that wasn't able to sit down here tonight. I really feel I really feel a bit
that three or 400 people came and they couldn't come in because of the restrictions of the hall, but we had no way of knowing.
Honestly, I'll be very frank with you. I don't anticipate
510 1520 or 50 people, I don't know, I leave it up to the organizers. I lecture all over the world. I've been to 37 countries in the last five, six or seven years. And sometimes I lecture to 15 people, 20 people, sometimes 1000 people, and I'm not, I don't have any particular credentials. So what I do, it's a mandate from God to share whatever it is that I do. I'm a new Muslim.
I didn't say I was a young Muslim.
I'm a new Muslim, meaning that Islam was new to me when I accepted it. My father and my mother, and my grandparents, they were not Muslims. I was born into Christianity.
And in many ways, I still feel obligated. And maybe I'm suited. And maybe I can say that I compete with the Christians in my love and attachment to Jesus Christ and His message for god guys when he pleases. And I'm grateful that God guided me to Islam.
And All praise is due to creator who guys whom He wills, and who guided me to Islam. And without his guidance, I could never have been guided.
I want to thank you,
the Muslims, I want to thank you also for your support in any non Muslims that you brought here. And certainly any non Muslim that you brought here tonight will be for you as an adjunct.
And the non Muslims that came here, honestly, your presence here is more sacred and more important than all the Muslims combined.
Because the Muslims already have the treasure, they didn't have to come.
You came by your inquisitiveness. You came out of your respect.
You came because you wanted to hear you wanted to know, at least minimally. I asked the non Muslims, when you leave from here, if you don't accept Islam, if you don't embrace Islam, as you never give the consideration to it, one thing that you would be able to do that when somebody says that Muslims worship Mohammed, what will you tell them?
That's not true.
Muslims do not worship Mohammed. Mohammed was just a man and just a prophet.
When they say to you that Islam is a fanatic religious religion,
that Muslims hate Christians, what will you tell them?
That's not true.
And you will tell them that if some Muslims,
committed some crimes, if that is the case,
you should not indict
a global faith, because of the action of a few people, just as we would not indict Jesus Christ, for the actions of many so called Christian nations and organization for the perpetuation of slavery,
and so many things.
But the issue here is not
the crimes committed by Christians or the crimes committed by Muslims, the issue is that the message of Jesus Christ is pure, and the message of the Prophet Muhammad and Islam is pure, and anyone who is pure in their hearts, they should be able to understand that. And our proposition to you is that you consider that Islam is a system of life that has the capacity to address the issues of the world, and to offer some propositions of peace both in your life and in your family, in your society, and the world. So, a lot more behind the corner shadow in that either hold on to the stock for one or two bullet saramonic.
I will only answer questions on the topic. So if you asked me about Osama bin Laden,
or September 11, or the war in Iraq,
I won't answer it, because there's not on our topic.
The first question, I'm a non Muslim, atheist.
But I am starting to find out that there is a God
but too scared to face it or admitted, how do I get stronger?
I think that one of the ways that you can become stronger in your conviction
is to read
because when you read you don't have to be afraid because you can read by yourself.
And your heart will never lie to you.
The heart is an instrument that God gave to the human being. that a person continues to counsel their heart, and they are sincere. That means they don't lie to themselves. Go by yourself, sit by yourself, think, meditate, pray if you can. Or if you don't want to call it, pray, reflect. Think about the heavens and earth. Think about your life. Think about your impending death. Think about the source of creation.
Think about some of the things that we spoke about tonight.
And if you're willing to
read the Quran,
when you opened up the Quran, it's not going to explode in your face.
It's not going to cause you to be brainwashed, you're not going to open the court on and find that some kind of fragrance comes out of it that just makes you intoxicated and forces you to be Muslim.
No, read the Qur'an.
Like millions of other people just like myself did.
every year, more than 45,000 people accept Islam every year, who used to be Christians or atheists.
And last year since September 11, guess what?
More than 78,000 people accepted Islam.
And I am one of 2.3 million Muslims in America, new Muslims who used to be Christians, or atheists,
So I say that, first of all,
may Allah guide you, may Allah strengthen you may he gives you the courage to continue, because at least you started your journey by admitting one that you might have came here thinking yourself to be an atheist, but you can't call yourself an atheist any longer. Because an atheist is a person that is convinced that there is no God, no religion, you're not convinced of that.
You already own your way.
And we ask Allah to guide you, I don't know who brought you here, who invited you here, but it is their responsibility to provide you with the example and the information to help the seed of faith grow in your life.
Okay, would you give the non Muslims here, as many cards as I, these are my cards.
Those are my business cards, and you will find my email there.
You can either write to me, or you can send an email to me and I'll see to it that you get any information that you can, that you that you need. And I will answer you any questions that you may have to the best of my ability?
where Jesus announced the coming of Mohammed, where
did Jesus announced the coming of Muhammad?
Peace and blessings upon? Well, first of all, I do not quote Bible.
I say to you that in your scriptures, there is such and such evidence. But I don't use the Bible as a proof because I'm not a Bible authority. But I say in your scripture, there is such and such a proof. If you will read carefully in your Bible, you will find that when Jesus Christ was in the upper room, and the garden of just seminary, you remember that story, don't you?
He was with his disciples and they asked him a rabbi, what shall happen to us when you leave us? He said, fear not for our sent unto you the Comforter,
and you will know him because
when he comes, He will speak of me.
And He will not speak of himself, but whatsoever he hears from God, that shall he speak.
And your hearts
and your minds are not prepared. But so be it when he the comfort that comes he will make all things plain for you, and what he received from God that shall remain with you forever. Now these four prophecies
that Jesus made to His disciples
was the first one.
He will speak of me
and the Quran, there is a chapter called millennium, which means what Mary? God revealed to Muhammad the Quran and one of the 114 chapters is named after the mother of Jesus Christ now
Speaking of Jesus Christ and confirming him, yes, in that chapter, it speaks about the birth of Mary. It speaks about the birth of Jesus Christ, and all of his miracles and his life and his worship and his sacrifice. And God said clearly to us, neither was he crucified, nor was he killed.
Now, don't you think that in a book that God revealed to Mohammed's A lot of us now, if he mentioned Jesus, mother, Mary, don't you think that God should have named one of those chapters after Muhammad's mother? He didn't. Because that wasn't necessary. It was necessary to name one chapter after Jesus's mother or Jesus, because Jesus said what? He will mention me he will confirm me the Quran did that second thing, he said,
He will not speak of himself.
Not word from himself. But whatsoever he is that shall he speak, brother, can you recite the ayah
this verse of the Quran says concerning Muhammad, peace and blessings upon them,
that Mohammed, he does not speak from his own ceiling.
But whatsoever he hears from Almighty God from Revelation, inspiration, that is what he speaks. Is that what Jesus said?
he said your hearts and your minds are not prepared now. But how be when he the comfort that comes, that counselor comes, He will make all things plain to you. The Quran says very This is a book that makes all things plain and clear. Is that what Jesus said?
The fourth thing, he says that whatsoever he received from God shall remain with you for forever. The Quran has been intact as it was revealed for 14 124 years since it was revealed. And that's what Jesus Christ said.
kalon states that Allah is Forgiving, what is the limit of forgiveness? There is no limit.
Almighty God mentioned to us in a hadith and courtesy
that his forgiveness is the greatest of all of his attributes. And also Yes, God is loving alpha dude. Alpha dude, the loving Yes, God is loving, but he is also high mean 10 zero Kitab Amina la isla de la lien, Garfield dombey will copy the Toby Shadi did a copy the dough La Ilaha Illa Hua La La Masia.
So Almighty God is not just loving, and he is not just forgiving, but he's also swift and taking account.
He's also the Punisher.
He's also the one that is able to hold humanity accountable.
So he's not just a loving God,
or relenting God, or redeeming God, or forgiving God, he's a God that also holds us accountable and will judge us
and will hold us responsible for the gift that He has given us. That is also his attribute.
Question. It is quite clear that Mohammed, peace and blessings be upon him as a person had a great impact on the world. Do you believe Islam as a religion revolutionize the world?
The history is already clear.
The Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him was a shepherd,
who himself was unlettered. He never went to school, he never learned to read. He was never taught to read. He was never educated. Yet this Quran was revealed in 23 years.
And after the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him passed away.
The whole of Arabia was under Islam. But that's nothing.
There were three existing empires at the time.
Rome, Persia, Abyssinian
23 years after the Quran was revealed, Rome, Persia avicennia
became part of the Muslim Empire.
And that is nothing.
for 1000 years,
the Islamic empire the Islamic civilization ruled the whole world 1000 years.
This came from what a revelation that a desert, Adam received,
who himself was illiterate, and learned
in the desert, that no one's considered even a thought, an idea or consideration.
This itself is a phenomenon that we can only attribute to the profundity of the God's word.
Islam still has the resilience and the power to reform the world,
not under the sword.
But under the command of Almighty God, because Islam, as I mentioned before, is the legislation. And that's why it became and can be a world government. It is not just a book to be read, like poetry
is not just an abstract book to be written for appreciation. It's a law. It's a book of Revelation, inspiration and legislation. Having false in the past and being a single mother, can I become a good Muslim? Certainly. And how do you start, you start by saying La ilaha illAllah.
Muhammad Rasulullah This is how you start.
Start by taking the first step, not because Muslims expect you to do it, because I guarantee you this, that if all the non Muslims in here became Muslims tonight, formerly
Khalid will not
get $1,000 a head.
No benefit will come to me for that except the benefit that God gives for guiding somebody for opening up the treasure of Islam to somebody fresh for being willing to share the information with somebody, that's the reward that we're looking for.
The gift is yours. And if you're feeling it,
do what you have to do while you're feeling it. Because the way the world is the world is like a roller coaster tomorrow, you may not feel it.
Take advantage of the inspiration when it comes to you. Because sometimes in life the way the world is, inspiration is few and far between. You know that don't you?
That person who wrote that, I hope that you will be one of the people that will meet with me, when we leave from this room.
If Jesus was not sent to the Samaritans and the Gentiles, bearing in mind that Jesus message was to prophesize about the comforter. Why was this so? Why wouldn't God wants every tribe to know about the coming of the Comforter? Well, if you know the nature of Scripture, you'll you'll know that God sent a profit from among the Bani Israel. All the profits came from a designated group of people, all the way from Moses, Abraham all the way up. That came from a designated group of people in the beginning. But every prophet came only to a tribe, only to a specific people. This was God's way, his determination. God guided the world through a tribe, a group of people designated to be
And to finally God sent a person,
a prophet, a messenger, from also a tribe, but not to that tribe, but to the whole world.
This comforter, Jesus Christ, His specific purpose was
to put in check and correct the excesses and the deviations of the banning Israel and then to announce the good news of a comforter.
Now why God chose Jesus Christ to speak of that comforter.
That's God's business.
That is the fact such as the words of Jesus Christ that reflects that and such as the words of Mohammed and the revelation that came to Mohammed sauce and that confirms that
what I would invite you to do is
to look closely at the life of Jesus Christ.
The real documented life of Jesus Christ and the life of Muhammad peace and blessings be upon them and see how they interlock.
Read the message of Jesus Christ, the real gospel of Jesus Christ to the best of your ability. As a matter of fact, I point you to the Gospel of St. Barnabas. Now, you won't find that in the popular New Testament, because that's five books. That's called the Apocrypha.
apocrypha means expunged,
because at the Council of Nicea, and 354 years after Jesus Christ,
the Romans at the Council of Nicea day decided that there were five books that they didn't want to include in the New Testament. The Gospel of Barnabas, who was the blind companion of Jesus Christ, was not included in the New Testament. But if you go to the Gospel of Barnabas, again, go to your computer, and punch in the word Barnabas.
And then add to it St. Barnabas. And you'll find that his genealogy, and you'll find that his history and his biography was that he was the blind companion of Jesus Christ.
And his book was called the Gospel of Barnabas, there in the Gospel of Barnabas, the name of Jesus Christ, I mean, the name of Muhammad is mentioned clearly and perfectly.
says I am a mother, a non Muslim, my son is a Muslim, I learned a lot. Thank you. Thank you also for coming. And I wish that also you would be one of the people that I get a chance to meet.
As a new revert from Roman Catholic, I'd like to know if we are children of God. Well, children in the sense that God doesn't really have children, he doesn't be get that means God doesn't become pregnant, nor does God make anyone pregnant.
By His command, women become pregnant, by his command, married became pregnant, but God doesn't beget, because beginning and being forgotten, is a human animalistic function.
But if we say that God is the Father, in the sense that God is the owner, that God is the Lord God is the Sustainer, that God is the Creator, and that we are the subordinates. And if we are good servants of God, God loves us similar to a man or person loving their children than in a metaphorical sense. Yes, we are all children of God, but not in the physical sense, not in the literal sense. And that's the only sense that Jesus Christ could have meant, as a matter of fact, Isaiah, in the book of Isaiah, God said, Isaiah is my son. And he said, Abraham is even my son, and David is my son. So by that mean, God had songs by the tons,
but in a metaphorical sense.
So didn't Jesus say, I am the way, the truth and the light, nobody goes to the Father, but through me. Sure. That means that nobody will go out of this room, but through that door, but they're not part of the building.
If I said, everyone will leave out of this building by that door, and there's no other way to go through, but that door that doesn't make you part of the building.
In the time of Jesus Christ, he was the truth and he was the light. He was the way towards God, whoever followed him, whoever obeyed Him, whoever imitated him, whoever loved him would find God. But that doesn't make him God. But that statement.
No more, no more so than a teller that works at the bank that hands you the money is the owner of that bank.
And maybe Jesus meant the counselor was the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was Gabriel, so that wasn't a counselor.
The Holy Spirit, the sacred spirit was the one that visited all the prophets that also visited Mary that visited Hannah that visited Moses and Abraham that brought all the scriptures. That's the Holy Spirit.
Yeah, the Holy Spirit did come to Jesus, but that wasn't Jesus. And Jesus Christ did speak on behalf of God, but that wasn't God. So the people got confused, but the Romans, they already had the Gentiles over the head, a triple God.
So when they read and accepted what Paul wrote, they took the triple God idea, the pagan idolatry that they've already found
And they took the name of Jesus Christ and put it with them. And they called Angel Gabriel, the Spirit and Jesus the Son, and Almighty God the Father, and there you have the Trinity. But I asked anybody that's in here.
Does anybody in here understand how? God the Father, God, the Son, God, the Holy Ghost, a person, a person, a person? So God is a person, Jesus is a person, the Holy Spirit is a person, a person, a person, a person? three persons 123? How does 123 people get to be one?
Give me that mathematics.
Also, tell me how do they sit? How do they judge to God? Sit on the right God, sit on the top to God speak first, or Jesus speak first.
God, speak and Jesus contradict who speaks first? Who stops? Who sits? who stands who was there first.
The Catholic Encyclopedia says concerning the Trinity, it is an absolute mystery that has never been answered until now. And it remains a mystery. Those of you who are Catholics, have the Father.
Have the Cardinals have the Monsignor. Has the Pope. Has anyone ever cleared up the mystery of the Trinity? Nobody? absolutely nobody.
Because it remains a mystery. And another name for mystery is confusing.
It's simply not true. No one spoke of a trinity before 354 years after Jesus Christ. That was the first time the Trinity came about
the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, that whole notion. It happened 354 years after Jesus Christ. So don't blame that on Jesus. blame that on those that conspired 354 years after him.
Now, it's not your fault that you were born into a Catholic family. And I'm not going to say it's your family's fault. We're human beings and we're creatures of habit. And sometimes we just don't know how to stop the habit.
But I'll provide you with some indelible information that will rock your socks.
Literally, if you want it now. And understand this, I have no aspersions. I cast no aspersions. I don't disrespect the Catholic Church. I don't disrespect Christians at all, everybody is given to follow what they want to.
But if you want to uncover some rocks and see what's underneath it, I'll do it for you. After all, I don't have a problem, because I've been there.
I'll give you a little personal story.
I'm not an orphan.
But my mother had nine children.
And unfortunately, she was born poor in Harlem.
So when I was two and a half years old, I wound up in a foster home.
And between two years old, two and a half years old, until 16 years old, I was in six different foster homes.
And every one of them was a different denomination, Protestant, Baptist,
So you know, I was all mixed up.
But by the grace of God, one thing that was clear, God was in my life.
See, God was in my life, different denominations, but God was in my life.
So by the grace of God, by the time I was 16 years old, I had kind of like, tasted the whole buffet.
So when I began investigating,
I think I did a little bit of back tracking, a little bit of investigation. And that's why I can conclusively say to you,
that is not necessarily the Christians fault. It's your fault when you leave here.
If you want to continue to plot ahead blindly, and you want to ignore all the signposts or the indications or the propositions of the indications that I've given to you, if you want to ignore that you can or
if you're a Christian, and you're sincere,
I'll provide you with some more indications. If you want to sit with me upstairs in
That upper room?
There is no criticism of Islam. I think this What is this? Yeah. Since Islam is not governments, but why is the less freedom of religion so called
Muslim nations than in other nations? Okay, I think what the person here is saying that this is no criticism of Islam itself. Since Islam is not government, you're right. But why is there less freedom of religion in so called Muslim? Or see, look, I'm glad you said so called Muslim
because everything rises and falls in human beings.
And yes, it is true.
It is true that in many of the nations where Muslims are
there there is less human rights, open speech, open government.
But there's a reason for that.
If you study history, you find out that after Muslim lands were invaded the invaders set up their own puppet governments.
Then they created social conditions that became unbearable to force those Muslims out of their countries. And then they created institutions in their countries to invite those Muslims. And so the Muslims came into the Western countries to benefit from the institutions and to run away from the tyrants that were created by those who invaded their countries. Now you got to really follow the history to understand it now.
So because there seems to be what you call, or what is called
democracy or hypocrisy, whatever you want to call it.
Because there appears to be freedom of this and freedom of that, I want you to examine something else.
When countries have the highest rate of prostitution in the world, the Muslim countries or Western countries,
what countries have the highest rate of drug addiction, alcohol addiction and deaths that result from the to the Muslim countries or Western countries? What countries have the highest rate of suicide?
The Muslim countries or the Western countries? What countries have the highest level of child molestation?
And pedophilia? The Muslim countries or the Western countries? What countries allow pornography to be blatantly put on television, billboards, subways, magazines, in the public, blatantly Muslim countries, Western countries. So I asked you, which one of those countries would you consider to be more civilized?
You have to answer that question for yourself. I've answered it. I've been in 37 countries. Now, of course,
I thank God for the privilege of being an American, a Muslim American, because I have the best of two worlds.
But Muslim Americans, not American Muslim.
Because by being Muslim, I'm able to avoid most of the minds in the field of America.
By being Muslim,
I can avoid most of the corruption and the frustration and the disparagement and the morality and the hypocrisy.
And the people whose lives are empty.
This is by the grace of Almighty God. So I want to say to the person who asked that very nice question that
the issue of freedom, don't mistake the issue of oppression by Muslim leaders to be a lack of freedom in terms of the People's spiritual ambition.
Still, in the Muslim world, the avant is called five times a day, even in the oppressor countries, still, the people are regulated by the court. And
still, you find that women in the Muslim countries, they are not wearing the veil, and that they're not covering themselves, and then at honoring family, and then that honoring the vow of marriage, they're not doing this because they're forced to do so. I'll give you another statistic. Did you know that in the Western countries,
between the UK and America, I won't count Australia, just the UK and America. Did you know The 560
1000 abortions are done every year
516,000 children's lives are stamped out.
people feel they made a mistake.
And it's been approved by the government. That doesn't happen in a Muslim country.
family, family, the word family
is still a treasured word in Muslim countries. family has become a very abstract terminology in the West.
And even male and female has become abstract in the West. Did you know that in the Western countries have two women can get married and adopt children?
And did you know that in western countries, two men can get married and adopt children?
That doesn't happen in Islam?
Now we won't go into the whole issue, the morality of whether somebody was born with that disposition and whether they got the individual right, so forth and so on. But animals don't do that.
The question, the Lord's Prayer, the Lord's Prayer was teaching was teaching not his own prayer.
That was the Lord's Prayer. The Lord's Prayer was the people asked Jesus Christ, teach us how to pray, kiss the person who's writing here, you don't know. They asked Jesus Christ or rabbi, teach us how to pray. And he taught them how to pray. That's called the Lord's Prayer. Now, I'm not an authority on the Bible, but this is your scripture. That's what Jesus was talking this not somebody else talking that Jesus. And as for Paul did not write revelation.
I didn't say he did.
The books that Paul wrote, are very clear.
Nobody knows who wrote revelation. Because john is not known himself, john, who?
And there are different conflicting information as to who is this john? Is it the Matthew, Mark, Luke, and john? Or is it a john a revelation, or john, who was a disciple of Jesus Christ? Well, I tell you do your homework. And you find out that the Bible authorities, the church itself, will tell you that the john of the four gospels, wrote 40 years after Jesus Christ that was not a disciple of Jesus Christ.
That's not what I said, as the Bible authority said, but I'll be available again, in that upper room if you want to talk.
A confused Christian, there appears to be difference in interpretation of Islam, in many countries. Why is this? there's a there's a confusion about must among Muslims about many things. Because some Muslims are knowledgeable, some Muslims are regulated, some Muslims are honest, some Muslims are decent, some Muslims are God fearing, and some Muslims are confused, like some Christians are confused. So Muslims are just human beings. But there's no difference among Muslims about the quarter and
no Muslims in the world.
All Muslims know the Quran. If I arbitrarily picked this Muslim, who I never met, before I came to Australia. And I picked another Muslim who I never met from Indonesia. And I picked another Muslim who was from Arabia, and another Muslim from Africa, and another Muslim from Germany and asked all of them to stand up. And I said, let us all recite, from suta mar de Lune,
I'll guarantee you, all of us would begin reciting until the end of that particular surah, exactly the same and we didn't know each other. But the Christians couldn't stand up and do that, arbitrarily. You want to make that test.
We can make the test
any book of the Bible,
you could not stand up and recite it all together, using the same words and ended up the same because there's 354 different versions of the Bible.
And all the different denominations themselves don't agree the amount of verses or the amount of chapters or where they came from.
Why is there not a united gathering of leaders to address the above? unity is up to God. God was inspiration in the hearts of people. It's not people who make that determination. I want to know that if God had the power to keep the Koran in its original form, why wasn't God able to see
Save the other holy scriptures. It wasn't intended.
And I'm not God. So that's not a question for me.
The point is, is that God sent a messenger, and God sent a revelation. And God sent a legislation that was to clarify and to be the finality of all the prophets, all the revelations, and all the laws and legal edits that was sent. So if you follow the Quran, you follow in all the previous revelations, we follow Muhammad, peace and blessings upon you following all the prophets. And if you follow Islam, you're following the Dean of the system of life that's been ordered by God to all the profits, why is there a need to preserve it in the beginning, if it was only to a group of people, when he sent it in the end for the entire world.
You know, you can, you can keep ducking and dodging.
You can still keep trying to find some kind of fault.
You can still keep trying to find and see if you can find some reason.
But the Quran is clear. It needs no defense. The life of the Prophet peace and blessing upon them is profound like the sun in the sky, it needs no defense.
Islam as a system of life needs no defense. I only say to you stop asking all these questions and simply take the test like they say, take the Pepsi challenge.
read the Quran, with an open heart, read about the life of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them with an open heart and open mind. Then after that, examine the system of Islam with an open heart. Whether you're a lawyer, a doctor, an architect, whether you're poor, you're rich, you're whatever it is, I guarantee you, your life will never be the same.
Why do you cover your heads?
Well, I don't know. I started losing all my hair. So I
know, Muslims. Muslims cover their heads, Muslim men cover their heads out of tradition and out of respect. Not all Muslim men cover the heads of this league. But those that do they do so because at times the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them. He liked to do that. For me,
I like to distinguish myself as a Muslim.
And whether I'm wearing a suit and tie, which I do sometimes,
or whether I'm wearing a gown like I'm wearing today,
I like to cover my head because not many people cover their heads. Not many Muslim, not many men period cover their hairs with a rimless. cap. So if I'm in an airport, I'm always designated. You know, that means right?
I always ask people always ask the people in the lounge, they say, Mr. Yaseen, you've been randomly selected.
I say, I know, I'm designated, right.
And I turn around to the other people in the lounge and I say to them, is there something distinct about me that I should always be designated?
And what do you think they do? They say, yes.
So yes, Muslims, many Muslims
choose to cover their heads, just like most Muslim men, following the tradition of the prophets have lost them choose to grow a beard. So wearing of the beard and the covenant, the head together, that kind of like a as an indication that a person who is a Muslim, usually now because it could be a Buddhist, could be a Hindu could be a Sikh. It could be a Jewish person, but it's a different unity, a different kind of hat.
So, wearing of the beard as a tradition,
doesn't mean that a person cuts the beard off. They're not a Muslim, but most Muslim men, because the tradition of the Prophet peace be upon them that he told us to do. They usually grow a beard. And some of us we like to cover our heads. Now for the Muslim ladies, that's different. The covering of the head and wearing a blue suit garment. And the covering of their bodies, and not showing of their attractions is a part of their uniform. God has given the Muslim ladies a specific uniform. So they will be distinguished and known as Muslim ladies, and they will not be molested.
And that in the streets, when men see them, just by the way they're dressed, they would get some kind of respect. You don't hardly hear men
At Muslim ladies.
So, I mean, don't think that the Muslim lady is any less beautiful than any other woman. It's just that they hold and cover their beauty for their husbands.
It's like pearls and diamonds.
If I came to your house, and I asked you, can I see your diamonds? Can I see your money?
Can I see your jewels? Can I have your PIN number?
You wouldn't give it to me.
And you wouldn't have it in front of me.
Well, our women, our wives and our mothers and our daughters, they're worth more to us. They're more precious to us than our diamonds, our gold and our pin number.
Is the translation of English sufficiently accurate? Actually, no language can adequately translate the Quran. The Quran is only an Arabic, it is only an Arabic. It's the formula of the revelation itself. However, the meanings of the Quran can be rendered into various languages. So that's all it is a rendering. It is not a translation. Okay, I think that the more questions
I answer two or three more, is that okay?
Maybe he meant by the comfort to be the Holy Spirit, maybe the spirit. Maybe Jesus spoke as if Jesus also said that I am the Alpha and the Omega. Jesus didn't speak Greek.
Now Jesus didn't speak Greek. Now Jesus spoke Aramaic. Now what is Alpha and Omega now?
Alpha and Omega is part of the Greek language, isn't it? Isn't it? Jesus didn't speak that.
This is something somebody asserted to Jesus Christ. And this is the whole problem. You have people continuing
to tagging stuff on Jesus Christ, saying something about Jesus Christ lying on Jesus Christ fabricating on Jesus Christ. blaspheming God, attributing things that Jesus Christ with no evidence and no proof except their own desires.
Jesus didn't say this.
And you're, you're reaching for straws, but you're out in the middle of the ocean.
How do you explain evolution?
Darwin didn't explain it. Well.
Now, here's the man Darwin, Charles Darwin. Let's look into his life for a moment. Charles Darwin said, That man evolved from monkeys. Did he say that? Okay, let's look at this here. I mean, he's gone. But let's you and I look at it now in the light of scientific exploration. In fact,
do monkeys cry?
Do monkeys cry?
No, they don't.
Monkeys do not have the intellectual capacity or emotion that they cry.
Human beings do. That's just as just as much a part of their being.
As is their physical being.
Yes, monkeys are mammals. And human beings are mammals. But do monkeys calculate?
Do monkeys orchestrate?
Do monkeys investigate? Do monkeys earn PhDs? Do monkeys put up buildings? Do monkeys build zoos and put human beings in them?
if man was evolved from a monkey,
wouldn't he still be evolving? But we evolved to
and if man has evolved, if monkeys have evolved into men, why a monkey still here.
Darwin's theory lived about 25 or 30 years after he died. No one still
puts forward the idea of Darwin's theory of evolution.
That idea is dead, just like communism is dead when the Soviet Union was dismantled.
And if you're still talking about evolution,
then you really are bush doctor looking for a cure for polio
is over with it's finished.
And that is not even the issue is that is not even the issue. The issue is, if Darwin feels that the theory of evolution is what we call natural selection, that we might come out of that because God was the one that made the natural selection for us to be here.
But Darwin didn't say that.
The other thing is that don't put too much stock on Darwin now because you got to look at his personal life. He was a bit confused himself.
Now, I don't like to talk about the dead. But Darwin has some major problems in his personal life.
Darwin has some major
moral in consistencies.
That when you look at these major moral in consistencies along with a theory that he put, or he disguise or he hoodwink the whole world with, I think it's time to put that we need to put that to rest with Darwin is
Why do you say that Islam is 1500 years old when Adam is the first human as a Muslim? I didn't say that Islam was 1500 years old. I said that the Quran was revealed 14 124 years ago. And I said that Adam and all the prophets were Muslims. It meant that Islam, meaning pieces render was the face of all the profits, but it wasn't named until the Quran was revealed at the geomagnetic Tilikum Dino come to LA net Mati. What are the two local Islam Deena? That verse came in the Quran. And that's when it became formally named as a system before that it wasn't named as a system.
If I didn't say that, I'm clarifying that now.
What does Islam say about donating organs and about cloning?
we Muslims, we do not donate organs. The organs that God gave to me are for me. However, some scholars said,
Some scholars said that if my son or my daughter was dying of some rare disease, and I have two kidneys, or I have to have this or whatever the case might be, and I wanted to donate that to them, like giving them blood, this will become permissible.
But I'm not allowed to take my body which is a sacrament, my body which is sacred, my body that was given to me by God, a body that was given to me as a gift that I don't own myself, I'm not allowed to take my organs and give them to other people and to create a new industry of spare parts.
And as for cloning, they will clone
what God allows them to clone but I'll guarantee you this. God says in the Quran, will call upon insanity as any tech wheel that we created man from the best of moles. Nobody will create what God has created.
I'll guarantee you if they've got a nation of clones somewhere you got a nation of freaks.
They're going to be deformed.
They're going to be dysfunctional.
There's going to be shortcomings, mix ups, problems, complications, and there already are signs of that right now because they've got factories right now where they're doing, what is it called? rubber tronics
rubber tronics. They are now experimenting by putting different kinds of parts inside of human beings
taking computer parts and putting them inside human beings making them half machine and half human. And they got experiments where they got buildings out in Texas buildings up in France and places where they are experimenting on human beings like that.
But they've already got problems and complications with that right now because man is not able to create, like God. Second thing is, if they want to clone something, that's no big deal because they're making something out of something, isn't it? If they really want to do something, let them make something out of nothing.
You say that Islam is a complete system. But we're in this world nowadays, where Islam run completely in its entirety. I said Islam as a system is complete. I didn't say that the human beings have followed it comprehensively. You see, if I bake a cake, even though I'm a Muslim, and a baker, if I bake a cake and don't put the yeast in it, do you think is gonna rise because I'm the Muslim.
So if the Muslims right now are not applying Islam,
then they ain't got no yeast.
And it's not gonna work for them either.
But if the Muslims apply what God set up as a system,
God says in the Quran, in the Dena in the law, Islam wehrli. The system in front of God, that's acceptable to God is Islam submission to his world. If men serve God, the way God has ordered them to serve Him, you don't think that man will get what he's supposed to get. I mean, some of us now have automobiles that have one of those systems, they got no automobiles now.
They call them navigation systems, a navigation system that you can interchange with different software that will tell you from a satellite where you are talk to you all the way into your driveway,
a navigation system created by human beings, and you don't think that God created the heavens and earth and created human beings able to navigate them.
Yes, whoever follows God's navigation, who ever follow God's guidance? Who ever follow God's scripture who will follow God's Messenger will also find God's guidance in the system of life that he has created for human beings, and who is best to guide to human beings other than the one that created them?
That's the last question. Those who would like to meet meet the non Muslims. I will meet in a designated room that the brothers who sponsored this have set aside the last question I'm sorry, oh, personal questions and answers for reverts after the lecture doors beside the canteen on the right hand side. Okay, someone will direct you towards that. Thank you very much. May Allah bless you.
What is the purpose of life?
Why is it that when we ask the simple question,
what is the purpose of our lives?
Why do we get so many different answers?
Is because people haven't really thought about it.
It's too frightening.
Not the question itself is frightening. But what's frightening is that if we answer it clearly, it may change our lives. indelibly and we are afraid of change.
And now we have discovered that every part of creation that has been discovered is inside of a drop of water.
Or the Quran already said that was 1500 years ago, that we created everything in every single thing from water to Quran say that.
We want to talk this evening about
Jesus, the son of Mary
and his phenomenal birth.
that very few human beings, whether Muslims or Christians have any argument about
we believe in our Koran makes it clear for us and confirms for us that Jesus Christ in fact, he was born without the intervention of sperm.
that his mother Mary, that bless it woman, she became pregnant by the word of God.
No man touched her.
or homicides are committed every 19 minutes.
And to rates are committed every seven minutes
and they are three robberies
every 59 seconds.
They are 257,000 children that are legally or illegally aborted. That is 257,000 children are killed in the womb
21 million children
are born every year out of wedlock, who do not know their mothers and fathers
or who do not know whom they are fathered by
2.8 million suicides every year of human beings who find no reason to live with these kinds of social problems inside of their own boundaries inside of their own governments and their own institutions. How can they
bring peace to the world?
It doesn't make sense.
Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds you and me that whatever good happens is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if something else happens, this is from our own hands.
Allah subhanho wa Taala he has voted you and I to enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong.
And when we cease to do that, we don't enjoy the right. We don't enjoy, enjoy and we don't enjoy on the right we don't forbid the wrong then Allah subhanho wa Taala promise that he will visit us a calamity from himself.
when the calamity happens, or you are punished, and the receiver comes upon you and you call upon Allah, He will not answer.
What do the Muslims of today expect?
The character of the Muslim is the most important part of the Muslim.
Not what he or she says, not only what he or she waves,
not where they come from, or who their mother or father is or grandfather, not the country they live in, or for that matter if they live next to the Kaaba is not important at all.
It is the character because the character is the actual fruit.
And we can remember on the occasion, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam invited his companions to make a sacrifice in the way of Allah subhana wa tada
and there are more than no clock Bob.
He brought half of his wealth
and he considered this to have been
a major sacrifice.
And he was very proud of that.
But when Abu Bakar de la unkempt, Abu Bakar
he brought all of his wealth
and when the prophets on the long lines and asked aboubaker
what he had left for his family, what was the responsive abubaker odilon he said, Allahu Allah Sulu.
A lion is messengers a lot of sin. And it was by the suggestion or the order of the prophets have lost them that abacha took back some of his wealth for his family.
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
that there was no one from among the Muslims
who displayed his loyalty to a lot His Messenger civilize them similar to that of Abu Bakar.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala. He said, Yes, definitely. Who who is better, who is more excellent
than the one that calls towards the loss upon Allah tala not just calling you or just shouting, not just arguing?
Well, I'm sorry. But they are acting upon what they are calling. They are setting a precedent for what they are calling to
They have established a behavior, a paradigm and example to what they are calling to. And they openly say, announced, I am Muslim.
We're oceans and rivers meet, does the ocean take over the river? It doesn't, although the ocean might be five times six times, eight times 10 times larger than a river.
And, you know, if you took two bodies of water,
and you put a funnel in between them,
what would happen, the larger body would have solved the smaller body but today,
but in the case of the ocean in the river, it doesn't happen because a LA City put a buzzer, so they do not overcome each other. And one of our
Jacques Cousteau who passed away now he was a marine biologist.
He was able to film
under the ocean, where the rivers meet the ocean. And the river meets the ocean and the ocean meets the river and they go back.
They meet and they go back. So therefore, the rivers returned back to itself and the ocean returns back to itself. They do not overcome each other. How does the Prophet know that?
Islam has five fundamental pillars, the first of which is to bear witness that there's none of you worship except Almighty God, consistent with
the first commandment given to Moses, consistent with
the first commandment that Jesus Christ also said, is the greatest of the commandments. Here you Israel, the Lord thy God is one. Absolutely one, not the number one.
Not the number one that could be divided into 123.
Not the number one that could be multiplied.
But absolutely born, having no one Besides, no other God Besides, he or Israel, the Lord that God is one and that shall love the Lord thy God with all that heart and all the mind and all thy soul, and thou shalt not worship anyone except the Lord that God, no bow down to any graven images in the heavens or the earth or the sea below.
Such said Moses, and said confirm Jesus Christ, and such says the Quran.
This is what we bear witness. And this is the first pillar of Islam and the most important
if war erupts in Iraq, more than 3000 missiles will be rained upon Iraq in the course of 66 hours, and more than a half a million people will be killed.
Can you tell me
how the lives of a half a million people
are equal to a leader Saddam Hussein if America was able to go into South America and pull out what was the guy's name General,
America selling drugs with Noriega, but then Noriega flipped on them.
So they went in and took this man from his country, brought them out and put them in jail for life in their country. So why didn't we just go into Iraq and pull out saddam? No, they need to go into Iraq.
Why? Because you will find that in a matter of six months after the war, the prices in the oil will go down. And as we speak, right now, there are 27 mega companies, mega companies who are bidding for contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq, but it does have to do with Saddam Hussein, and democracy.
If a man
had to get pregnant and have a baby, he would die.
And then on top of that, if he had to look forward to taking care of that child for the next
10 1520 years, and sometimes the mother, she's taking care of a grown child,
men who still live with their mothers,
you couldn't do it.
And still, she's taking care of herself.
She's taking care of her husband.
Male loss upon the reward, those sisters
and male law cover their false
male law cause their husbands and brothers and sons to appreciate them, because they are the goodly trees that bear the goodly fruit Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the Quran.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam he made brotherhood, very sacred, very important is to hope
He says, of the Muslim society brotherhood, and when there is no brotherhood, believe it, there is no substance among the Muslims,
The first principle and characteristics of Tao is that the die has to have knowledge.
Not just ambition,
not just emotional drive, and not just a reaction to some insult that somebody has said, and not just a feeling to want to give down because you know, it's obligation. All those things are good, and it's all necessary. But without knowledge, what are you going to do, but always show your composure and your willingness to talk to anybody? Because why?
You put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala from the very beginning, the Messenger of Allah is awesome. He didn't have all the answers. But he put his trust upon law a law says to him for to Waterloo Allah in kuntum.
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The Night Journey.
One common night in Mecca, one year before the migration to Medina.
The roof of the Prophet Mohammed's house was opened while he was sleeping, and the noble Angel Gabriel came towards him. There the Prophet peace be upon him. So a white creature, smaller than a mule, larger than a donkey, with wings on each side of its hind leg.
The Prophet peace be upon him mount of the creature and they took off north to bait our map this in Jerusalem, as part of the journey is referred to as
it is during this miraculous journey, that alone made the daily prayers compulsory. Initially 15 daily prayers for the Prophet peace be upon him and his followers. Go back to your Lord and ask him to reduce the burden on your people.
hygiene in Islam
Prophet peace be upon him said that cleanliness is one half of faith. fingernails and toenails should be clipped, pubic hair and armpits should be shaved at least once every 40 days. One of the three things Muhammad peace be upon him loved was perfume
would do ablution
Allah does not accept the prayer of one who has nullified his ablution until he performs it again washing their hands.
Muhammad peace be upon him poured water on his hands and wash them three times.
Then he wiped his head and entered his two index fingers into his ears and wipe the backs of his ears with his thumbs summary. Make an intention and say Bismillah wash their hands. Rinse the mouth.
General points about ablution
water usage the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him used to perform a complete ablution with just two handfuls of water
brushing the teeth. What nullifies ablution
after one uses the toilet touching the private parts tejan warm, dry ablution
strike the palms of their hands once on clean Earth
Such as sand or any clean surface on which dust has collected
when bathing is required, forming Ghazal
after sexual intercourse after having a wet dream, then he took some water and put his fingers to the roots of his hair to the extent that he sees that the skin is weird
importance of prayer
the Prophet peace be upon him said, if a person had a stream outside his door, and he bathed in it five times a day, would they have any filth left on them? The people said, No filth would remain on them whatsoever.
The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said between a person and disbelief is leaving the prayer.
place of prayer. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said the earth has been made for me and for my followers a place for praying.
The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him prohibited prayer in seven places dung hills, slaughterhouses, graveyards, proper dress, for the men, just above the navel to just below the knees, the shoulders must be covered, facing the Qibla direction of prayer.
Well, I mean,
when the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him stood for prayer, he would face the Kaaba
times for prayer.
fudger prayer, morning prayer. The time of the morning prayer is from the appearance of the dawn until the time of sunrise. Forbidden time the Prophet peace be upon him said there is no prayer after the morning prayer until the sun has completely risen.
Placing a sutra barrier or screen. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said when one of you prays he should pray towards his sutra and he should be close to it. intention.
The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said the reward of deeds depends upon the intention and the person will get the reward according to what he has intended.
The Prophet peace be upon him would raise his hands with his fingers slightly spread apart level with his shoulders while saying the takbeer
the prophet peace be upon him would then recite another chapter from the Quran. The purity saw that when Islam
Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim, Allah Allahu Allah had a loss, Ahmed, he does not produce a child and he was not born of anyone, and there is no one equal to him. The Prophet peace be upon him would recite the Quran in slow measured rhythmic tones, as Allah had instructed him. When the Prophet peace be upon him bowed in prayer, he kept his back level such that if water was poured on it, the water would not run off. So but half an hour RBL Allah, how perfect is my lord the most Hi. As salam o aleikum wa rahmatullah peace beyond you and the mercy of Allah, the five daily prayers, morning prayer, to units, noon prayer, for units everything that Allah prescribes, has a wisdom behind it.
The medical world is continuously discovering amazing medical benefits from performing prayer and ablution. The other than the call to prayer, hundreds of years later
This call to prayer continues to sell from city to city from country to country around the world five times a day.
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