Channel: Khalid Yasin
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To the Creator,
in whose hands
not hands like mines and yours,
whose hands there is the complete Dominion Dominion of what the micro and macro, the seen and the unseen, the discovered and what is yet to be discovered, what we call and define the phenomena of existence.
Glory be to that creator, in whose hands there is the power and dominion over all of that.
And he has power of all things. That means his influence covers all things.
In a see that creator who created the death
and created the life in order to see which one of you would be the best in your conduct. So what is the same What is this very same 14 124 years ago
that this creator has put us into this world, in order for us to go through a series of tests
in order to see through competition through pressure
through confrontation, which one of us would be the best in our conduct? And how can we prove that pressure brings about the best? How does that how is diamonds? How do diamonds come about? Anybody know?
Through pressure, millions of years of pressure, because the same element that diamonds come from, if not millions of years of pressure, the only thing you can do with it burn it is called coal, isn't it?
coal that you put in the furnace, and use it for fuel, it's the same it's a fossil fuel, diamonds is the same element. But over years of pressure, it becomes this crystallized thing that has the most value. women know it better than we do.
diamonds, how is gold, what is going to come from? is gold just sitting on top of the earth? Or is gold inside the earth?
Is iron outside the earth or inside the earth? Everything that has a major value? Well, pearls floating on the ocean? No. Gotta dive deep form. everything of value in this world comes from effort.
If you want Honey, you cannot get the honey without getting stung by the bees.
If you want flowers, roses, you want to grow them and pick them. You must get tricked by the phones. Everything in life that has a value will cost you
this education or this mis education that you are engaged in is going to cost you
you will get a certificate, you won't graduate. But it would have cost you some valuable time. And that's why you want to get paid when you finish.
No one, no group has come into being on their own, nor can they obtain or harness the resources which they require on their own no one. Absolutely no one.
No one has complete determination or power over themselves or others. No one.
Even the human being on their own, cannot control their thinking.
As you sit here right now, you're listening to me. But your mind is drifting from time to time into other things. Because you can't control it.
As you're sitting here, you're blinking. You can try to keep your eyes off. I tell you what anyone can keep their eyes open without blinking. for one minute,
I give you 10 pounds.
Just one minute, okay?
She can't do it.
Because drinking is a natural response. It's a motor response. It's not something that happens just in because you will it to happen. It's just natural. Because if you didn't blame
your pituitary glands would not excrete what it's supposed to so that the eyes would get washed. And then the eyeball would dry out. And if it dried out, it would crack and you would go blind.
So don't try to keep your eyes open, get that 10 pounds.
See, even your bodily functions are happening without you thinking. Look, look why you're sitting here. You're breathing. You ain't asking your lungs to breathe. Your heart is beating from the time you were born. Even before you were fashioned inside the womb. We know now from an embryo illogical study. We know now that the brain, the spine, and the heart is the first part of the embryo isn't it
and that heart is pumping at three months. It's pumping.
You can hear pumping inside the womb pumping from there until the time the person comes out grows up, become arrogant and die.
Who is controlling that hot, who started pumping, who can create another hot no one.
From the from the first time that medicine discovered the phenomena of the eyeball, the phenomena of the heart, the phenomenon of the brain, they started right then trying to make a new heart, trying to make a new brain trying to make a new eyeball.
Every year, science spends 78 million
on technology to try to recreate duplicate the eyeball.
They have not done it. Some nice cameras but not the eyeball.
They tried to duplicate the heart. They made a they made a Jarvik heart, a nuclear heart, a bionic heart, but all of them pop out the chest. The heart doesn't just doesn't keep it, it rejects it. And the longest person that has lived with one of those hearts in their chest is 14 years
don't work. Nothing works like the heart that we have. They just don't keep pumping. And they have created a robot
with almost like a human eye. But you know what the problem was, they couldn't get it to blink.
And then when he was able to put a motor in it to make it blink, like the human eye, they couldn't make it blink with the right calibration. So some clothes
that blink too fast.
They couldn't get geeky with the right blink.
So they couldn't create, they couldn't even they couldn't even manufacture the blink
let alone all the other functions of the eye.
So what about the brain, but makes us think
they can create a brain.
They are computers, that's bigger than his whole campus computers
that could not contain just what the human mind, your mind our mind, what we have recorded what we have thought and functions that take place, and only one 10th of our brain. If they had a computer as big as all this whole campus here, it could not contain just what is in my brain or your brain, that one 10th of it.
the thinking the blinking the bodily functions, what the kidney does, those 187 functions that the kidney does, just like that, continuously, just like that. And whoever designed the human body had such intelligence to know that people was going to eat the wrong foods, people going to live their own life and they might need a spare.
So we can have two kidneys to get to.
So one go bad because the body can still run off of one but if both of them go bad, you got to get on dialysis. Once you get on dialysis, you know that's it.
And they will make you comfortable and everything but that's it.
Because once those poisons back up inside the body, that's it.
So we live according to an immutable law, we live according to irreversible dynamics, age time, if there was nothing else that human beings was captured into and slaved to and subordinate to it would be the clock,
the loading on hand me a note,
say 15 minutes.
See, we're regulated by time, we're trying to get everything done in time, because time captures everything, time contains and harnesses everything, if there's anything that regulates us and subordinates us is time and if the creator the divine knowledge or intelligence or God or whatever we want to call it had no other powers of expression upon us, time would be enough time would be enough.
Therefore, if that is the case, I say to you,
all people are subject and subordinate in the same way shape or form all people
all human beings have been designed and everything in creation has been designed from the micro to the to the macro, from the micro to the macro micro from not just the atom now we know the smallest or the smallest particle now. What's the smallest smallest identifiable particle? What is it called? A Quark, isn't it?
Maybe it's a quantum court.
No somebody else to find some beer, micro quantum court.
They keep on looking down, down, down down. Keep looking until they find something smaller than that. It was the atom that no longer the atom. Then we look out. There's something that has been identified recently called the eagle
Nebula anybody ever heard the Eagle Nebula? The Eagle Nebula?
What is the Eagle Nebula? This is a cluster of galaxies that is 7000 light years away
7000 light years that what does that like?
That's not like a GoPros
7000 light years, that's 86,000 miles per second, right? In a minute,
and 24 hours in seven days, and 30 days in a year 7000 times. How fast can light traveling at 6000 miles per second and 7000 light years.
This Eagle Nebula Hubble said
is where light went out hit and bounced back. And that is the furthest that they have measured
the cluster of galaxies that's the furthest side of the universe. Yet he said that this Eagle Nebula which is what a cluster of galaxies, not a cluster of stars, because our Earth is a planet. It is not a star. Our Sun is what a star. It has nine or 11 family of planets that go around it because of its energy and it is one of the smallest stars and what galaxy,
the Milky Way. And the Milky Way is a relatively small galaxy that's made up of a billions of stars.
And the Milky Way is a one galaxy that is part of a cluster of stars. a cluster of galaxies that we can identify called the Amoeba.
But the Eagle Nebula
is 7000 light years away. And it is the largest cluster of galaxies that we have been able to say exist, that's the furthest side of the universe. Yet Hubble and others who have discovered this phenomena said it is organized. It is designed. There is a set of dynamics, there is law, there is regulation, even in that. So in the court, is there a regulation is that designed inside that court? Yes. Is the regulation and they are gonna be like yes. So I say to you,
there is regulation, design and proportion and everything in between. And if so, there must be a designer you cannot say this building just dropped here.
To the rug didn't just come here, this didn't come in the microphone didn't come here. You didn't just come here everything that's in the air has been designed.
If it's been designed, it must be what a designer.
If it has been sustained, maintained, there must be what a sustainer
if it is being controlled, someone locks the doors, someone put the people out someone collect the taxes, somebody hires the people, somebody is regulating dominating. It must have what if it is controlled, a controller.
If there is this university is not just here, the staff is not just here, there is somebody who is over this university as what a president a chairman, a chief. I mean, there's somebody over this country, a king or queen.
So if this universe micro macro also has designed system sustenance, control, it must also have what a supreme power, it has to, you cannot say, for us the supreme power in my house, I'm the boss.
In my business, in my business, I run everything. Everybody say that, in your business and on your job as a supervisor. Don't get me wrong for McDonald's, or whether you work for the government, you work for Honeywell, or you work for the guy, whoever there is a boss. Therefore, there has to be a supreme power over all of this orchestration. And it took knowledge to establish it. You cannot say that whoever did this was stupid.
That was shooting dice. They didn't do this at random. They figured this out this has been designed, they have knowledge there is science that regulates it. So therefore, this massive, what we call the phenomena of existence, it must also have what
it must be maintained and sustained and designed by what our knowledge and that knowledge has got to be above our knowledge. Ultimately, all the creatures are subordinate to a creator. All the things that have been designed are subordinate to the designer.
All the things that are sustained are subordinate to a sustainer all the things
Have a small amount of power or will are themselves subordinate to a supreme power, all the things that have some knowledge like you and I, whether we in grade school, or whether we graduate with five PhDs,
we get that knowledge from somebody. So, there has to be a higher knowledge.
Ultimately, you and I will take a position of responsibility somewhere, whether in our family within our business, whether it working for the government, all of us will assume some type of responsibility and will become accountable. And therefore, similarly, in this creation, and this phenomena of existence, there also has to be ultimately what a source of accountability. Now to think otherwise, it would be absurd to be impractical to be arrogant to the point of ignorance. We all seek careers, undertakings projects, marriage education, at least we used to get married.
We used to enter contracts, make commitments, etc. And we look for results. A woman is not gonna marry a man that can't perform.
Don't take out, don't go out nowhere. I'm talking about he got to bring the food, he got to bring stuff, he got to pay the rent.
He got a bottle, he got to buy the food.
If you want to beat a man,
come home and say I want my food on the table.
And she says you import no food.
I'm the man I want my bed made. I want my clothes clean. They pay for no food. We live in a council house, you don't pay no rent here.
So how you gonna be the man. But if he is a man, that is he's taking care of everything, that he may find a wife that is reasonably submissive and say she appreciated she recognized who he is. And she can cook clean whatever the case if that is the role that she chooses to play.
Everybody look for results, man look for results. A man marries a woman he like him. But he wants children.
And he may not want to live with a wife for 30 years. If she don't have no children. That may not be a major thing for him. But generally, men and women come together to have families. Men can handle babies.
I mean, not.
Not too recently anyway.
So we all have results. We all have consequences reward benefits, accounts payable and receivable. In every company. There's a manager in every company there's owner, and every government does a king in every place. There's a sovereign in every family their parents used to be anyway.
You got Mommy, mommy families and daddy daddy found his way nobody's dependent.
But ultimately, even in those weird type of families, somebody is ultimately responsible, even if they don't say they are.
All of this is to put forward this proposition that
there has to be for this complex and sophisticated universe I say to you, there has to be
for the sophisticated and complex universe, this phenomena of existence, this earth and all the ecosystems and creatures which are countless, it cannot be the result of disorder and unaccountability. You can't tell me that order came out of chaos.
If you say that I say okay,
then you take
I'm not gonna tell you to take a whole bunch of galaxies, and make them take that order and make them to get I'm trying to take something small. Take 10 marbles
and put a number on each one of them.
1-234-567-8910 and put them inside a bag, shake it up, just 10 if you think that chaos come out of automatic chaos, take 10 marbles, put them in a bag, shake them up. And without looking inside that bag. See if you can bring those marbles in order out. Just reach in the bag and pull out marble number one, marble number two without looking.
If you believe that order comes out of chaos, what do you think the chances are, from a mathematical point of view from a computational point of view. But if the chances are of your being able to reach inside that bag and pull out those 10 marbles in order without looking inside that bag, what do you think the chances are?
Stephen Hawking said, the chances are 26 million to one.
That's what he said. Although he had no real authority, he no real authority. He got some knowledge but he's not a real authority, but I go with that computation. It means there's a whole lot of art which means that order does not come out of chaos.
This earth was all ecosystems and creatures that a countless could be the result of this audit and accountability is cannot be, there is a purpose, there is a reason, there is a responsibility and there's more certainty and accountability. And that stands to reason.
There is an owner, in fact, that owner controls, sustains everything in the heavens and earth, that owner has given to you and me more position
than any other creature in this world.
monkeys and apes and baboons and Ranga Tangs and those kind of creatures, those, like Darwin said, we evolved from those people from those things. That's what Darwin said, you know, he said that, they still teach it right here. Matter of fact, they got Darwin on the money, I don't understand what they got him on the money for. But they got the him on the money, the Queen on the other side.
Anyway, Darwin said, we came from the monkey. So I say, if we evolved from the monkey, shouldn't the monkey still be evolving.
But the monkey just stopped evolving.
So if we came from the monkey, and we have evolved from that point to now, then we should still be evolving, and the monkey should still be evolving. So at some stage, some monkeys should have figured out how we put them in the zoo. And they should be putting some of us in the zoo.
Some monkeys by now should learn how to cry, should learn how to think should learn how to do mathematics should learn how to talk should learn how to wear suits, build their own institutions, and they should have art for monkeys, if they still evolving, but monkeys have not evolved, no have human beings really evolved. Because the mind of human beings is the same mind and the mind of monkeys are the same. What is the difference between a monkey's mind and a human beings mind, it is not the issue of substance, it is the issue of intellect.
intellect distinguishes us from all other creatures, intellect. And that's why you and I are responsible. If a pit bull, if not pit bull jumps on you, and bite you.
You like we'll take him to court in a judging we'll give him one year.
He'll ever do that, because the pit bull is not responsible, they might put them to death. And they might give me a fine. So who's responsible the dog or the owner? Why? Because I had intellect, I should be able to control my dog.
That's the distinction between human beings, we have intellect, we have intelligence. Because we have intellect and intelligence we become what responsible. And if we are responsible, we also are accountable. Who are we accountable, not just to each other. We are accountable to the one who gave us intellect and distinguishes us from all other creatures.
And you've been given all of this without paying for it. That's the that's the beautiful thing about it. How many people here said I paid for my life?
I'm supposed to I'm supposed to have what I have I paid for it. Who can say that? Nobody. You didn't pay nothing. You're in a house that you never paid rent for?
Where's the house? You say what house I'm in?
That was houses your personality, that which houses you? That was houses, your faculties? The house is the body? You never paid for it? And you're in it. So if the owner comes to get out of there,
you pay no rent get out of there. You say? Well, you mean, you don't own this. So if he was in real house, and I said using a house, nobody has ever said anything to you live in there 10 years, they're gonna come along and say, I'm the owner of this property here. All the seals know things right there. And you're in my house. What could you say? You can say nothing. I can say, look, I tell you what, but you can stay there.
You can stay there. But there's some terms. And the terms is keep the place clean. ticket, please.
I don't want no money to take care of place.
And when people pass by, speak nice to people. If somebody needs something, give them some nice room. Give him a room. You say yeah, that's beautiful. That's good. Do you want to read that also, like I do, that's fine. Well, those are terms that the landlord can make, or he can tell you to get out. So who is the lion Lord, who is the Lord, the Sustainer of us, our bodies, we as people who gave us our faculties, who gave us our minds who gave us our bodies, who gave us our lease on life who gave it to us he didn't give it to you. Don't say your mother. She didn't give you that she goes who gives up
Don't say Tony Blair
don't say the Queen
cannot 15 years
Have a queen, who gave up, there is someone that has a power to create someone who has the power to give, someone has the power to legislate, somebody has the power to own to sustain to determine that power. You and I are responsible to whether you accept it or not, you haven't paid any rent. So your rent is due
that power will at one time another, take back what it gave you take it back? And do you think that one is taken back, you think you just own this earth like a piece of popcorn,
either dropped out you just here for a little while 20 or 30 years, whatever it is, then you just don't diagnose it.
I'm gonna finish I did my thing. I did my little dance, I have my whatever and I'm gone. You think that's it? That's not it. Because then you would be saying that that power, that intelligence, you're saying that that power, that intelligence would not have the same intelligence and the power as you you plan your life, there's a reason for your life, you're gonna leave something for your children, you're here in this school to graduate and graduate, you're going to get a job and you want to get paid. And at the end, you're looking for rewards. And those that act in a criminal fashion, you expect them to be what?
find punished, you accept punishments, you accept rewards? How is it that you don't accept punishments and rewards? No, you have the prospect of punishing rewards for the one that gave you life, one that gave you a lease on life and gave you all the things and faculties within the life.
So I say
that you and I have been given all of this without having to pay for it. Don't you think that it is reasonable to ask
for three conditions. One, if the one that created us, the one that gave us limited power, the one that gave us limited intelligence and identity and gave all these resources designed this world that we end that we love it so much. Do you think at least that we have the responsibility to recognize if I was the landlord, and I didn't want no money from you? And I just said to you listen, whenever I show up, whenever I show up, at least I want you to just open up the door and recognize me and wave at me. Do you think that'd be? That'd be reasonable? Of course, if I gave everybody in this room here, 1000 pounds, you didn't know I came to do that.
I said the only thing I want is that I'm going to visit this university every month. I'm just gonna pass by the university and walk along the campus every month. And for the 1000 pounds. I want everybody to wave and recognize and say how you doing Mr. Collett?
4000 pounds, you say is that? Is that it? That's it everybody go out and collect your money. So when I came here A month later, would you wave? Would you at least say How you doing, Mr. Carlin? Because you would? Of course you would. Because you'd be wondering what am I gonna come back and give out another 1000?
Because you get people here? Who are people who have given what they call it here. They give you scholarships, right? You get people who themselves are entrepreneurs, people who are what they call them, people who just give money away philanthropists, and they give people like you 1000 pounds 2000 5000 10,000 give you a scholarship for research. And this again, so and so. And the only thing they want you to do
is to reciprocate. Give up some of your time, your energy for in recognition of that foundation, and you do it. So I say what about the foundation of life?
Doesn't the foundation of life, the author of life, the author of creation, the designer, the owner, the Sustainer, the one that has all the power that brought us into existence? And that control the phenomenon of existence? Doesn't that foundation doesn't that power doesn't deserve you and I to recognize that's one
Don't you think that you would be grateful not just recognize me? Don't you think you would also say thank you.
If I was want to pay for your master's degree your postgraduate and you knew that, don't you think you would send me uh, let me say thank you. If I knew using debt up to your neck, which you are, and I paid off all your credit cards, pay for your house and your car, because I want you to be free of debt. I want you to be successful. I want you to come work for my company clean and clear. I paid everything off. But still you would write me a letter and say thank you. Of course you would.
But you came into this life without debt came to this life with an opportunity. But I asked you in your whole life. Have you sat down by yourself? Not in a church, not the mosque or synagogue? Not in the temple? Not around your family. land from the television from the computer. Not in the pub or high somewhere? No. Have you sat down by yourself?
Just ask yourself and said,
I don't know if there's a God.
I don't know who the power is. But I do know that I am a beneficiary of life. And I just want to thank whoever it is, that gave me this opportunity and brought me into this life and gave me this chance. Have you ever done that? That's called a prayer. That's called being grateful. You don't even know who they are? Because you don't know if it's God or the Supreme, you don't know who it is? Yes, you would. The next thing is,
would you conform to the rules?
If there was a law that I set down, you live in my house, and I laid down some rules, would you conform to those rules to live in my house for me to be the benefactor and take care of you? Of course you would. Because you live in Great Britain. And you're very proud to have a British passport. But you have a British passport, which makes it incumbent upon you to do what
Even in this country, if you don't participate in the census,
what can happen to you if you don't participate in the census,
who knows? You can go to jail, just because you do not participate in the census, because the census is vital for the operation of this country. And you as a citizen have to take part you got to conform. So I say to you part of not just recognition, not just gratitude, but also conformance. So I say the purpose, part of our purpose in this life, is to honor to recognize to have gratitude and to conform to the rules that are obvious and not so obvious from the one the power, the architect, the designer who has created all of this,
that person, that entity, is a sovereign, a sovereign above all kings of the world is a sovereign. It is an authority, a final authority, it is a judge in an ultimate judge, it is the creator and not creation itself.
In simple terms, the purpose of life is to establish a clear relationship of accountability with that creator. And that creator cannot be many creators arguing with each other
could not be good, then you would know how to identify if they were arguing with each other, then they would not be Supreme, you could not have full Supremes.
You say I believe in four supreme gods, I believe in three supreme that's an oxymoron. They both they all can't be Supreme, by virtue of the name itself, supreme supreme mean above all else,
the creator, the Sovereign, the Sustainer, the author of the author of creation has got to be a supreme sovereign, a power accountable, an ultimate Judge of everything and everyone outside of time and space. I said outside of time and space, cannot be contained by time and space.
So what is our relationship? What is our obligation in regard to the phenomena of this life, to establish a clear relationship of accountability, one that is clear and comprehensive with that creator, and to subsequently adopt a posture of recognition, gratitude and conformance. Another way of saying recognition is to have faith and confidence. Another way of saying gratitude is to pray. Worship supplicate another way to confirm is to obey,
to do all that is necessary to morally interact with other creatures. Yes, not just to interact with the Creator, but tomorrow interact with all the Create creatures themselves, because the object of life is to have a beneficial to have a beneficial and to have a balanced or refined relationship with the creator as well as what the creation itself
to do all that is necessary to morally interact with all creatures so as to develop harmony, peaceful coexistence, and mutual benefit and decency. I said yes, and decency. And what is decency? decency, is that what you consider to be decent, decent is decent according to a sovereign determination. For instance.
I can say freedom has to be wherever I want to be. If that's ultimate freedom. If you came home and I was sitting in your living room,
you say what you're doing there.
How'd you get in here? I just walked in here is where I want to be. You would not agree with me because that's your house. And you will call the police or now you can pull out a gun and shoot me
because it would be a consensus. I do not have the freedom to be in your
House, see. So it means decency can be identified by some consensus, also to anticipate the final meeting, and assessment with that sovereign, because, you know, inevitably, at the end of every journey, there has to be an assessment. At the end of every job, there has to be an assessment, at the end of your schooling, there has to be a test, you know, that you're not here and just gonna get a certificate without a test, you know, you're not gonna pass on and please and fulfill the purpose of life, and the one that gave this life without some kind of tests. So ultimately, we anticipate that meeting, that meeting could be in a different spectrum of time. But certainly there has to be
something after here, there has to be something after here, when you leave here, you go on somewhere else, we leave this room, you're going somewhere else, we leave this earth, you're going somewhere else. That means after here, it means here, after
you and I need to anticipate the prospect of a final meeting and assessment with that sovereign, who is also the ultimate judge, the one that will judge all the judges of the earth, and who will make a determination as to where our final destination or occupation will be. I go back to my first discussion, and I said, they have been philosophers.
They are electricians, historians, writers, poets, sages, who have made their own propositions. And there have been other human beings called prophets and messengers, who have given us a comprehensive direction and statement regarding this creature. I say to you, that what Abraham said, what Moses said, what David said, What Isaac said, with a smile said, and with john the baptist said, and what Jesus said, and what the prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him said, those profits from the first to the last those scriptures from the first to the last, their way of life, and what they identified to be a commandment from their Lord, by revelation from that Greek is the best of life
and the best proposition for life. That is called Islam. Why is it called Islam
is called Islam because the word Islam means comprehensive means of submission. It means a constant comprehensive means of
acceptance, obedience, conformance, to acquire peace, one has to follow some form of law, you got to be following some kind of regulation, you can't get peace out of wall, there has to become a time when everything becomes regulated, but through agreements through legislation, Islam means what the Creator has designed and mandated for the creatures, and who would know better, how the creatures would reach their ultimate benefit, their highest level of refinement, the best level of civilization, who would know better how that should be done, the creatures themselves or the Creator, those that have been designed or designer, those who are being sustained, or the Sustainer.
Those themselves who are constantly making laws. reforming laws are the one that has established laws that have never changed, I say,
the divine Sovereign Lord, God is the only one that has the right to dictate to us how we can acquire a piece and we should all submit this what Islam means, as such, those who follow this rule called Islam. Now didn't say as a religion, no, I said as an order as a system. Yes, it is a religion, but it is not just a religious observance. It is not just a set of rituals, it is what it is a law, it is a comprehensive system. It takes in every type of part of the drama of the human beings, whether the social or the political world, the psychological, whether economic, whatever part of the drama of human beings, that is it must answer that for the creator would not create
human beings and not give them the answer to everything for if you bought a computer, the most sophisticated one, would it come without? Will it come without a manual? Would it?
The most sophisticated one wouldn't come without a manual? No, it must. Secondly, would it come without a warranty? No, it must, would also not if you had a problem, you couldn't understand it. You would have a number to call up they call what they call that number.
helpline and on in the Help Line who would be there
a technician to walk you through it. So this life, this world this existence, could not come about and we could not be
Here, but by virtue of some law giver, who have created this sophisticated phenomena called life without giving us a manual, secondly, a warranty.
Thirdly, a technician, from time to time to walk you through a helpline.
So I say to you that the manual, when Abraham came was the book that God gave to him. The manual, when Moses came, was called the commandments that was given to Moses, the Torah, the commandment of the manual that was given to David was called the Psalms, the manual that was given to Jesus Christ was called the gospel, the manual was given to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was called the court and, and you if you haven't read it, you haven't followed it. You need to read those manuals to see. compare what Jesus said, what Moses said, what Abraham said, what David said, what the prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him said, and compare that with what Aristotle said,
What Plato said, What Socrates said, or Hume, or Locke, or James, or Descartes, Spinoza, or Kant, or any one of those people, compare them.
With those men said, you will find a different speech, you'll find a different impact, you find one is specialized, and other one is comprehensive. And I say to you, that the word Islam is the Arabic terminology, but it is not for the Arabs. The word Islam is the identifier is identification for a system, a universal system, our global system, for the white in the black, the tall in the short, the male and the female, the north and the south, for all the people of the world because that creator, as he said, Abraham and Moses and Jesus, he also sent the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon them
with the word Islam to indicate to us that it has been perfected. Don't take my word for it, I say to you, if you don't think so. Read it, like you have read everything else you got. read the Quran.
Like you read your textbooks, you're not afraid of that textbook that you read, you got about nine or 10 textbooks, you're not afraid of them the fact you've got to read them, I say to you, the Quran is available for you on the internet, read it.
Read it like you read your textbook, and compare that with everything else that you have read and see what kind of answers come back to you. I say to you, if you read the code, and you will find that that Quran is the speech of that creator, you will see the Quran directing you towards those technicians, you see that Quran is providing you with a manual a direction that answers all the questions of the phenomena of life. And if you accept that proposition of life and the answers for that proposition, if you accept that you become a Muslim, I say you become an Arab.
I say you become a Asian or African. I say you become Ben Latin.
You don't become a terrorist. Now, if you read this, you yourself are in submission to what
that law. Law is called Islam. The Muslim is one is in submission. So and that's the case Abraham was what
Moses is what a Muslim. john the baptist was what a Muslim, Zachary, Noah, Isaac, this Mio Muslim, john the baptist, Muslim, Jesus Muslim, Muhammad was a Muslim. It means one who has submitted to that creator in a comprehensive fashion. And it's following that manual that was sent. The first of which Abraham, the last of which Mohammed, the first of which was given to Abraham, the last of which was given the court ad, and the final name, the most appropriate name for that system. It is not the Constitution of the United States of the Constitution of France or the Constitution of Great Britain or the Constitution of any group of human beings. It is the constitution that created the
divine Constitution, which is what the core and I say to you, that's just a proposition. And I say to you that proposition, and the Quran and Islam will answer for you more comprehensive than anything else. The purpose of life. I dare you. I dare you to check it. I dare you to go to the court and tomorrow I dare you to go to the your computer tomorrow and punch in the word Islam and read
with open mind open heart, I dare you put in the word Muhammad, the son of Abdullah, you think he's just somebody in the desert, some crazy man or whatever. That's what you've been taught. I dare you to read about him. I tell you, he's the man that changed the face of the world. I say to you, he's the man with the most profound behavior of all human beings that have been created in this world. I say if you read you compare, you'll see that non Muslims and Muslims alike said, even those that don't follow him as a prophet
say he is the most profound human being in the annals of history.
As Michael J. Hart said, he was one of the most profound historians of this age. He said when he made a comparison and put 27 different criteria together to examine Yes, of what human being had the greatest impact upon history and the whole animals. What is his answer? Mohammed, the son of Abdullah, he said, I would have chose Jesus Christ, but five of the categories Jesus Christ didn't fulfill, he wasn't a father.
He wasn't a husband.
He wasn't a warrior. He wasn't a statesman. And he did not leave a legacy and a government on this earth. He said, five of the categories Jesus didn't fulfill had nothing to do with him being inferior. It's just a five of the categories of the 27 criteria. Jesus didn't fulfill. So he said, even though I'm a Christian had to Muhammad.
I say you don't have to accept that because Michael J. Hart said, I said, Look at what he said, Look what Encyclopedia Britannica said, Look what the history said, You got one of the most prestigious libraries in the world in this country? What's it called? What's that library called? The British, right?
It's right there marleybone street there.
Any one of you can go and check it for yourself? Do one of the most prestigious libraries in the world that have stole books from every civilization?
I mean, the books don't just donate it, you know that.
So you go there, you go there you check. And I say to you,
in a final note,
that as a human being,
as a Scottish, as an Irish,
as an Anglo Saxon,
as a French, as a German,
as a Indian, Chinese, whatever kind of human being you are, I tell you, that Islam is the most profound system of life for all human beings. And I say to you that the Quran is the most profound scripture and manual for all human beings. And I say, that Mohammed, peace and blessings be upon Have you noticed man's life, check it out.
His life will have the most profound impact upon you. And any other human being in this whole world, that itself will compliment for you. And that will answer for you. And that will substantiate for you this proposition that I've made for you concerning the purpose of life. And of course, God knows best. I'm just one man who have offered you this proposition. Thank you very much. What is the nature of our being judged and accountable unto God? Would that be simple enough?
What is the nature of our accountability towards God? And ultimately, what will that render us? How will God judge? That's what you want to know?
I can't answer that part of your question. Because eternal life. Yeah, God didn't say nothing about eternal life of God. I didn't say that. That's your perception, but I can answer what I mentioned. In other words, I would like to answer unexplained something I said, but I can't answer something that you said,
changes slightly for me.
Alright, that's good. That's simple enough. You're being judged for your actions. You're being judged for what you said, judge for what you did judge for your interaction with creatures, human beings, and judge for your gifts that you were given, and also judge for your relationship, your dignity, your integrity with Almighty God, that's what you're being judged for. Now, this is consistent. Now this is not my speech. This is consistent with what Abraham said, This consistent with what David said, and Solomon said, and Isaac said, and Jacob said, consistent with john the baptist said, consistent and Jesus said, Jesus Himself said, the least of you will be the least in
the sight of God, and you shall not be You shall not be given hidden because you pray upon me, but you shall be given heaven because you have kept the commandments. So what's the commandments, the commandments of Moses? What's the commandment of Moses? There was 10. Starting with here you Israel, the Lord that God is one going on until you know, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbor's wife, so forth and so on. So there is a parameter there is a set of laws, principles that we have to live by. These principles are our ethics, these ethics are law. These laws if they are violated, God will judge us for those violations if we at some will some we have paid for in life already. Some we have not paid for those we haven't paid for. They will be paid for certain debts. We have paid
Before we die, those who have not been paid, will be paid. A person may have killed 1000 people and died one time, they haven't paid another people per person spent money sacrifice for 1000 people to cause 1000 people to live, they were only given me a hand clap and send me or they were given some kind of money or house or reward that is not a full reward, the full rewards will be with God, the full punishments will be with God, and where you will be will be dependent upon the nature of what God judges. That's my answer, by your good deeds. Because at the end of the day, at the end of the life, when you go inside the grave, you got nothing left. It's all gone, it's finished, everything
is done. It's not your house, it's not what you look like it's not nothing, everything is finished, the only thing you got left, good deeds. That's all you got left. When you come in front of God, these will be weighed. This is what all the Prophet said deeds will be weighed on the Day of Judgment, not, not words will be weighed, not emotions will be weighed, but deeds will be weighed. Now these are good and bad. deeds will be a who is the best two way God can wait. Just like you can judge God can judge just like you can wait, God can wait. Just like you go into bank and you put they put some coins on the scale, they can see how many notes is there. God can judge your actions.
So the same way we wait and we judge God judges even better than that, and what is the judge the deeds? And what will your reward be, according to the actual deeds? Now faith does play a part, but faith on the Day of Judgment. Faith on the Day of Judgment is one element deeds is another element.
Man shall not live by bread alone, and man will not enter heaven just by faith alone, but by actual deeds. So set the prophets of Almighty God, all the prophets of Almighty God.
Okay, well, let's, let's see if we can do this. Let us take it out of the context of Jesus. Let's take it out of the context of Islam. Let's take it out of that context. So there's no there's no back and forth about our acceptance of Jesus or rejection of Jesus at all? Well, just just just a moment later, let's go to Jesus. Jesus said, I'll tell you what Islam does accept. Jesus said, I am the truth and in light on the truth, the way in the light, no one comes to the Father except through me. We accept that, that at that time, Jesus was the truth, he was the way and he was the light. And no one came into God except through him. Because he was that Prophet that was sent at that time.
That was not an absolute statement. We believed that. Okay, and the time when Moses was there, no one came with to God, he was the truth in the light. when Abraham came, he was the truth. Like, I mean, I'm just figuratively, like you did, relating back to you. But I'll go to another testimony that we agree with. We don't say it's the truth. Absolutely. Because we can't verify But Jesus said this. And you you repeat it with me. You remember he said this? He said, Our Father, who art in heaven, did he say that?
They say my father, our Father.
Okay, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. They say that.
He said my name. And he said our name. He said, Danny, right, that kingdom come,
thy will be done.
On Earth, as it is in heaven give us meaning me, Jesus, and my mother, and all the people I'm talking to our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us, me, my mother, my disciples and everybody else, lead us not into temptation, and deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, not mine, not our occasion, thinking about the Trinity and the Father, Son, the Holy Ghost, he's a gift, not our darkness, kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. So Jesus was talking to whom?
And did he say my father? Or did he say our father, that means figuratively, all of us are what? Children of God figuratively, not literally, not exclusively, because Jesus was eloquent. Jesus was eloquent. He could have made it clear.
My Father who art in heaven, He didn't say our father. So therefore I want to say to you, you need to read reread with an open mind, and not apply things to Jesus, as if Jesus is God. And his own son says to me, again, if you ask me a question, I'm taking the time to answer to the best, just not lately. I'm taking the time to answer to the best of my ability, but I want to take it out of the context of a Muslim Christian dialogue. Because the talk from the beginning what did I start out by saying, this was not a religious proposition.
I asked you and I asked everybody here
This talk that I gave, I said this was not a religious proposition. This wasn't a philosophical proposition. This wasn't a your mind, Islam versus Christianity proposition. So I want to take it out of that. And I want to say that I was talking about the purpose of life as it applies to what Jesus said, as applied to what Moses said, as applied to what Abraham said, because I believe that all those prophets of Almighty God expressed the purpose of life the same way.
But first, I'll deal with the first because the Bible came first, or was written for Jesus Christ came first, I deal with that first.
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and john, and 15 books of Paul, those are the predominantly what is what we use as a reference for what Jesus said, in the Christian world, isn't it? predominantly. That's the New Testament. Okay. Now, the Matthew, Mark, Luke, john, who wrote after Paul, by the way, even though Matthew, Mark, Luke, john comes first. Paul wrote First, the 15 books of Paul
came first before Matthew, Mark, Luke and john, that's number one to Church Fathers will tell you that those 19 books
were written by individuals who never saw never walked, never talked.
Out substantiate what I have to say, before you shake your head, I'll just substantiate this guy said 12. disciples didn't do.
The john. JOHN Zebedee was one of the disciples. That's not the john that wrote. Secondly, Matthew was the tax collector, the Republican, that is not the Matthew that wrote. So those are the only two names that resemble any of the disciples of Jesus Christ. But Matthew, the test collector, and john Zebedee does not the writers of Matthew, Mark, Luke and john. Secondly, Paul was on his way to Damascus.
He was on a donkey, right? Going on his way to do what to find Christians, because he was a bounty hunter. And he said, I saw like, I heard a voice. I fell off my donkey. And I saw a vision of Jesus Christ. Did he say that? Okay. JOHN, I mean, Paul never saw Jesus ever in his life ever. never walk with Him, talk with him, ate with them, slept with him learn from him at all, ever. How many offices know that all the Christian fathers know that that Paul never met Jesus Christ. So I asked you a simple question. We couldn't use that as a documentation for what Jesus said whatever Paulson is 15 books, because Paul would not know what Jesus looked like. How could he recognize him in a vision?
How would Paul see somebody in the vision and say that Jesus, if you never saw Jesus as one? How would he know Jesus voice if he never heard Jesus, I go on further. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and john. Each one of those books says according to according to according to according to no last names. The Church Fathers all agree the 3131 of the 39 Anglican bishops here in this country here agree that the Forbes four gospels themselves not necessarily written by anyone that ever saw Jesus Christ, the closest of which 23 years after Jesus. So what you're relying upon those 19 books, you're relying upon people who themselves was not eyewitnesses of Jesus Christ at all. Now, we got those who were
the eyewitnesses, those were called the nazarenes. They were never called Christians during the life of Jesus Christ, he never told me why they call themselves Christian. They were the nazarenes meaning the people who followed that man from
Nazareth. Okay, so now here we got one eyewitnesses who is what the disciples they on the other hand, you got the 15 books upon the four books, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and john, which developed later on into the Council of Nicea, the mandate called
the Council of Nicea by Constantine, the first church of Rome, so there are no eyewitnesses. On the other hand, when we go to the end, it was not written by the prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon the Quran was never written, but in the life of the Prophet as Jesus claimed that what he heard from God, that's what he spoke, as Mohammed claimed, when he heard from God, that's what he spoke, what is the difference? The Quran was memorized by at least 14 of the companions of the Prophet Mohammed in his life, and preserved until now every.in, every word, so therefore, we have a reference, not something that was written by the prophet Muhammad peace investment upon them, but
something that was preserved from that Prophet that we can make reference to and now why does the quote an explained things, even though it was revealed 14 124 years ago, how does it explain things that took place right now and explain things that happening now because
God who is outside of time and space can explain something 1500 years ago, because 1500 years ago mean anything to God, the difference between the Bible and the difference between the court and is that both were originally, what was given to Jesus was originally a revelation from Almighty God, but it was lost, it was changed. The Quran was never lost, it was never changed. That's just a general answer to your question. What, whether it's fair or not, is another issue. But if you ask me Do they have to recognize I say that whoever has eyes, if they look at the sun, they have to recognize it. You got eyes to look at the sun, you have to recognize that is the brightest thing and
you can't look directly at it without sunglasses.
So if you are a human being having intellect, and you are a human being, understanding the faculties that you have, and you're a human being knowing well, that you are not the benefactor of what gifts you have been given. Even though there are tests and tragedies in life, always, the benefits of life outweigh the tests and the tragedies. That is what, by consensus, human beings will all accept that the test the trials, the confrontations, the difficulties themselves are not outweighed of by the gift of life itself. So I say if life is a gift, and everything that you've been given in life is a gift. Don't you think that anyone that receives a gift, as magnanimous as life is, should owe some
kind of gratitude to the one that gave them that gift?
Let's be, let's be a little more specific. If you don't mind, rather than be abstract, I'm talking to you.
If a gift is given to you,
a magnanimous gifts?
If you didn't, if your eyesight was taken away from you suddenly,
and some doctor came up with a maneuver that gave you back your eyesight, would you say thank you? Would you feel obligated to say thank you?
Okay, that's just just, I'm just, I'm just
okay, I'm just, I'm just my friend, I'm just trying to be, rather than for you to talk about the third party, I want to deal first with you.
See, if you didn't have water, and your throat,
you know, like swelled up, you couldn't even swallow a person who gave you a drink of water, you would be grateful. Not just eyesight, not life, not all the gifts of life, because gratitude is a part of the ethics of human beings whatsoever they are a child is a child would be grateful for what is given as for a person who is born crippled, or blind, or one of the tsunami victims or whatever, what they would think that's being abstract, you're talking about a third party?
You sure what, you're correct, my brother,
you know, you're right. You didn't ask to be creative, my friend, but you also are benefiting from what you've been given. You see your chewing gum.
And you will be able to chew gum, if there wasn't at least 16 muscles inside, send me your face that allowed you to do that. Okay, you're thinking and you're asking articulate questions, you wouldn't be able to think those articulate questions, if you had not been given that instrument called the brain and the tongue, you're looking you're seeing, I mean, everything is working, you are giving gifts that you didn't ask for, of course, you were born here, but you are using it. Now I say this, if I found the person living in a house, living there using it, and I come along and say to you, this is my house. You got to pay the back rent for living in this house for the last 10 years. You
can say to me?
Well, look, yeah,
it was given to me. Nobody, nobody told you let me live in here. No, but if you are using something, there is an obligation upon you. There's an accountability upon you to sustain it. And to show some kind of remuneration for it. Gratitude is just one remuneration that I spoke about. And I'm just being very fundamental, that I think that almost any human being anywhere under whatever condition and just for your information. I have visited some places where they were people were under a tragedy like the tsunami. And you know what I found, those people in those situations tend to be more grateful than the people who have the sophisticated means and resources available to them.
crippled people, blind people, people that are in situations that are born, you know, somewhat less fortunate than you and I wouldn't articulate things like that they are still very grateful to have what they have. So I would differ with you. I would say that generally almost every human being, at least those who are the least intellectual, would be grateful.
Anything is given to them and they would be grateful just to live. Most human beings would not prefer to die under whatever conditions most. But in extraordinary circumstances, some human beings under desperation feels there's nothing for them to live for. I think that's a tragedy that doesn't apply to the norm of human beings. I was speaking about the norm that most of us would be grateful for the gift of life.