Channel: Khalid Yasin
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So the local seller, or Somali market ally Barakatuhu, dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
this is your brother shakalaka scene coming to you from my Facebook Live platform, another episode of sky views.
Sky views my views.
Make no doubt about it.
I don't make any excuses about what I have to say.
It's my spin my opinion.
My take my
into the issues that I discuss on this platform.
Sky views is a personal perspective. It is an Islamic perspective, because I'm a Muslim.
But it doesn't mean that all Muslims with their many different persuasions that they have to embrace or they have to agree.
What I do ask you to do is to respectfully disagree, if you do,
so that as long as there is respect involved, then that means that there's some toleration for one another's opinions and views.
Sky views, as I tried to say to people, as often as I can, it came about, because I felt that it became necessary
to address issues that would not necessarily,
quote unquote, religious.
as a Muslim, I subscribe to the system of Islam.
The divine revelation, and the divine system of life ordained by Almighty God
burst not a foregone conclusion
that all other human beings have to agree or listen or comply to that perspective to that system.
Therefore, I'm discussing issues on Sky views that are relevant to all human beings.
There are many issues that are relevant to all human beings, in spite of the fact that some of them are religious, and some are non religious.
Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jewish, Miss Deus,
all kinds of people,
some are morally driven and others are immorally driven, but we all share and occupy this common space called Earth.
In one way or another, we have to
respect we have to tolerate we have to engage, we have to interact. We have to respect
one another's views, lifestyles and persuasions.
In the course of traveling around the world, I came in contact with so many different kinds of people,
including so many different kinds of Muslims.
And there were many occasions where there was a clash of ideas,
a clash of beliefs or principles.
And to reduce this clash, I decided to take the higher road.
And that is sometimes sit across the table with people that I diametrically disagree with,
and have a
intellectual respectful exchange. And in doing so, I discovered many things about my own self.
Having said that, yesterday, we had a discussion, or I made a presentation,
which involves the answering of four different questions.
And those four different questions, you can go back to yesterday's discussion on Sky views, and you can see what those four questions were.
And those four questions sort of came out of a previous discussion, where I was emphasizing the necessity for me
Muslims, to look beyond themselves and outside of the box of their religious focus.
And think about the world and think about the society and think about their neighborhood and think about the environment, and think about humanity
and try to make your Islamic beliefs, Islamic principles, your Islamic observance relevant
to what is outside that box.
other persuasions, other dynamics,
other issues, other than what you or I may be
principally focused upon, as a Muslim.
This morning, I posted something on Facebook. And I mentioned that How ironic it is that many Muslims or in fact, most Muslims, that they are so focused upon the religion and their interaction within the religion,
that they seem to forget that the mocassin The objective of the religion is to serve humanity.
Just that short observance brought about many comments, you would, you would really be surprised to know, how many comments that just very short
that it brought about.
Many different Muslims took different reactions to that statement. Some of them said, check, I think you need to really expound upon that,
you know, we supposed to be serving a law, Is it some kind of shirt for us to be serving humanity?
Well, I think the person who asked that question if they took a deep look, or at least took a another look
at the life of the Prophet sallallahu, it was on both before the ye and after the ye.
They took a deep look at the message of the Quran.
I think that they would be able to solve that or resolve that issue for themselves.
Some people were even a bit disturbed by my statement,
they thought that
somehow or another, that I was preferring non Muslims, and their dynamics and their sufferings and their engagements and their beliefs and their their social, political, environmental
dynamics, that I was preferring them above Muslims.
And they took issue with that.
Others thought that,
that I was being worldly.
They mentioned that our focus is supposed to be upon worshiping Allah.
Our focus is supposed to be upon earning the reward of paradise.
Our focus should be upon
him, inundating ourselves, you know, God honoring ourselves,
elevating ourselves with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala memorizing Cora and
following the the very obvious
life styles and the principles of the Prophet Mohammed solo are the same and focusing upon the orders of a loss upon our dollar in the air.
I could I could give you five or six other comments
that I got just from that one statement.
And I don't see I don't have an issue. I don't have a problem with any of those comments.
But what I think it warrants I think it warrants that we come back to the source
when we have a lot of flack
or disagreement or misconception or
that we don't seem to be on the right same page or something.
It's always good for us to bring it back to the sources After all,
the basis for my discussion on this topic
is the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So I want to hear I want to just select three verses of the Quran.
Support the premise that we Muslims, that it is a part of our social responsibility.
It is a part of our
It's very much a part of our being Muslim.
It's a part of our mindset, if you will,
the gifts that we have been endowed with whatever those gifts are tangible or intangible gifts, they're not all for us.
It's not for me.
It's not for my family. You know, it's not for my household. It's not for my group.
It's not for the Muslims.
You know, Allah subhanaw taala in describing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and and many times when a loss of $1 is describing the process a lot of them or defining his life, a lot of speaking directly to the Prophet, so a lot of them and he said in one verse, he says, to go to the Prophet system, woman, also NACA in Russia to the irony. You know, we live in a time when regimes rely on a man or a woman out of Southern Africa, it left Russia Tierra de la Island me, oh, Mohamed Salah, you have not been sent except as a Russian.
Leader, it means that means for the worlds
for the worlds,
the worlds that we can see in the worlds that we cannot see.
For everything that is within the world,
those that have intelligence and those that do not have intelligence,
the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam, according to this verse, he was sent as a Ratna, a mercy and a mercy as a gift.
Mercy is a gift. Mercy is a sustenance.
Mercy is something that Almighty God gives through the prophet SAW all of them, and through his practice, and through his advice, and through his behavior.
He didn't say rough, little musli mean, he said right, not too little. Either mean. He could have said little muslimeen little mini but it didn't say little irony for the worlds and everything in it. The profit sort of all in one way or another, whether it be micro or macro to profit soloff and its impact upon the world was that of mercy.
Another verse of the Quran
is the sort of what's just called nine.
The first which is 90 Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in this verse in the law, how young adult is and what he tells them corba Well, young hair and in fact share your monkey What buddy? Yeah, the comb La La come to vacuum. See, he said in this particular verse, Allah subhanaw taala says, Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala that he has ordered us upon either justice. Well Epstein
and here the word Epstein means benevolence.
Verily, Allah has
ordered us commanded us upon two things, social justice and social benevolence.
Because here he is already asked to do something to who to humanity,
be agents of justice for humanity, and be agents of benevolence for humanity.
Without going into the entire verse, this is true to none.
And this is the 19th verse of this verse is recited in many places all over the Muslim world, whenever the hook by the Friday sermon is given, just when it's ending, this is one of the verses that is commonly read. Maybe we're not listening,
very wehrli Allah subhanho wa Taala in the lie yat.
Sen, what he tells them kotoba and that you extend this justice and this mercy to your nearest of kin and your neighbors,
and and others beyond that.
And that you enjoy what is right.
That you prevent
and that you strive against corruption.
This is all from Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the Quran speaking
which is relevant to our topic. Another verse that I'd like to, to bring is where Allah subhana wa tada is describing the believers.
And in this particular verse, a loss of power to Allah. He said, Walter commencal on madonia the owner in Ohio well yamamura Bill maruf Well, young how Nana Mancha what took me noona what hula iica who moon Muslim.
This would last a pinata Allah mentioned
in this particular verse, the last on dances wehrli. You shall indeed
and let them and let them
and let them be from among you.
Those who are calling towards higher
Goodness, goodness, goodness is a form of benefit.
Any kind of benefit that we can give to other people, when we call people towards goodness, we call people towards benefit. That is calling people towards higher. That's not just calling people towards words, when people are hungry, and you call them towards food and drink that is higher. When people don't have clothing, they don't have a place to sleep. And you provide that that's calling them towards hail. When people are in pain when people are sick, when people are wounded and you provide clinical assistance and therapy for them, this is also higher for them.
And when you
and you promote goodness,
that is also higher.
Another verse, Allah subhanaw taala is describing the believers and he says, Come to higher law, you are the best come to higher on matching, you are the best oma or nation
or region the NES evolved
out of mankind.
Why? Because you command what is good.
You command what is good and you prevent what is evil. Now here, this verse clearly directs us towards the opposite of Islam. Quantum hydrometers Why are you the best oma? Not just because you not just because you worship God, not just because you're following the orders of Almighty God not just because of that, he starts out by saying that because you command what is right.
And because you prevent what is evil or corrupt. And also you believe in the love you uphold your covenant with Allah.
those just three
Verses and I'm not reciting the entire verse, I'm not giving a tough seal of the verse, I'm just paraphrase paraphrasing, in order for us to understand that the source of our theme of serving humanity
originates in the Quran itself, I want to know a couple of statements from your profit. So all the same so that we understand that this theme that we suggested that we talked about here,
that it was based upon the life principle of the messenger of the law. So the law said, he said to us,
hiring nazma, young for NES,
which basically means generally means the best of people are those that bring the most benefit to the rest of mankind. panela This is a collection of mahadi, meaning it is considered to be an authentic hadith narration from the Messenger of Allah. So lots of the best of people of those who bring the most benefit
to the rest of mankind.
Now, we don't have to go into a lot of detail, I think that's pretty self explanatory. If you want to be the best Muslim, you want to be the best person the best human being that you can be. Don't just be about, you know, your own benefits. Don't be just about what you can accomplish. Don't just be about how you serve your God in your own isolation or in your own home, or in your own church or your own mosque or no.
Take your faith, outside of yourself outside of your family outside of your mosque or your church, take your faith outside and share your faith with humanity and provide benefit for people.
Now, you and I, we are the beneficiaries
gifts that Almighty God has given to us through other human beings. We don't have to enumerate them, there are just so many
and who is not grateful to other human beings cannot be grateful towards God. It's just as simple as that.
When you don't think other people who made you a beneficiary of something that gave you something, you cannot be grateful towards God.
You want to be a distinguished person,
give benefit other human beings.
Hey, I want to make a point.
You know, there are many individuals who have spent
make great sacrifices in the way of the last panel with Allah giving Dawa, you know, propagating, teaching, preaching,
defending the faith, not that the faith needs to be defended, but sort of like, removing misconceptions and distortions about Islam and Muslims and clarifying issues towards people of other faiths and reducing the animosity that people might have towards Islam because of the behavior of Muslims. I mean, many people have made tremendous sacrifices in our lifetime. And before that,
and we want to give them we want to give the credit where credit is due. However, this preaching and this teaching,
and this dour, this public talking and going around the world and articulating Islam, and speaking about the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and clarifying issues and educating people is I mean, it's absolutely great.
last panel without a mentioned in the court and in that regard, so who is better than the one who calls who was the last panel what Allah and does good actions, who is better than one who calls towards a while, and also the school axes.
So in this regard, I want to bring attention to
a person coffered, a lot older person who has passed away.
person who in my estimation, is one of the most distinguished
people spreading and influencing human beings with Islam in the 21st century.
His name is Abdul Rahman, some meat
lover a lot older.
He's a Kuwaiti
A person that a social activists, a person that spent the greater part of his life for a significant part of his life in the continent of Africa,
serving human beings.
I discovered his life just maybe around 15 years ago.
And I read about his life about
eight, nine or 10 years ago.
And I have to say
that he's one of my heroes.
If there's a person that I would love to emulate,
in some way,
duplicate something that he's done.
This this Kuwaiti benefactor, social activists, senior Muslim,
share Adela, some shake up the rock man summit,
local level, that may Allah have mercy upon his soul.
I think it's just a matter that if anyone wants to know who he is, you will have to do some research.
He doesn't have lectures on YouTube.
He's not known for giving a he's not known for preaching and teaching and articulating Islam like so many popular people have done no.
But he used his wealth and his energy.
He used his wealth and his energy as a last kind of motala mentioned in the quote I you know, you mentioned in the call and using your wealth and your energy
to serve Allah subhanho wa Taala and to serve human beings in the course of doing so,
hospitals, clinics, schools,
he, he does,
he built roads, he fed the poor, he taught people how to farm.
He built houses, he does wells.
And in the course of doing so
10s of 1000s of people became Muslims because of his work.
You see, this is a an example of
the message of the law so last time, he said and I'm losing some power here, so please just bear with me the message of loss loss and he said by Allah He is not a believer. By a law he is not a believer. By a law. He is not a believer.
When his neighbors are not secure from his wrongdoing, this is also in the collection of this is also this hadith in Bukhari and Muslim Allah. And the prophet SAW Sam said, Allah will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to mankind.
Brothers and sisters I have
I have resourced the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet so awesome to
highlight or to emphasize my point. And I want to remind Muslims, wherever you are,
that every single day Allah is going to hold you and I responsible for our surroundings, for our environment for our colleagues, our co workers, our neighbors, and because the world is this is a
global village, almost everyone in the world today is a neighbor.
We will be asked about our neighbors. We will be asked about the environment. And we will be asked about the resources that came into our hands and that we were responsible for. We will ask about what we had and what we shared
will be asked
This remainder is only
a piece of advice that we Muslims need to take our faces
out of the road
and take our eyes off the pages of the code. And after we finished reading,
and after we hold up our hands making door, I would need to extend our hands to other human beings that will complete and doing so that will complete
the method of worship that we are engaged in, because Islam is a system of life
that teaches us to prepare ourselves,
to discipline ourselves, to remember our Lord, to worship our Lord, in order that our capabilities and our resources that we have been endowed with as human beings, that we would be better and more functional and more effective human beings in doing what
the interests of other human beings.
Dear brothers and brothers and sisters in Islam, this is your brother shefali, Jessie speaking to you from my
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Not because it needs to be popularized, share it, because whether it is food or drink or anything else that's beneficial inspirational education, we should do what we should share it with others. Thank you very much.
I'll try to be more prepared each time that I come out make sure that my computer and that my lights and that my phone and where I'm at that I try to coordinate things properly, and therefore that we haven't optimized presentations. But at the end of the day,
there are people in mountains and jungles and deserts and and tenements and other places that they don't even have what we have. So we should be grateful. And remember that a loss pongo says one of the descriptions of the believers is that women matter soccer now form young people that they spend out of what they had been provided for their brothers and sisters in Islam. Thank you very much for listening to me.
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