Channel: Khalid Yasin
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I have a dream
mentioned the capture of
100,000 people relocating to Central London to protest against the plan for war on Iraq and to demand just
regime change in Baghdad. I'm beginning to think we need a regime change right here in Washington DC.
My dear Muslim brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
To our respected guests,
and to all of those individuals who have yet to,
to understand and to consider
the great system of Islam we say,
peace be upon those who follow the guidance.
My dear brothers and sisters and our respected guests and sincere seekers after truth.
I want to thank the organizers
of this event,
Islamic media studios, the global Islamic Youth Center and the other supporters.
And most of all, I want to thank the most high
for providing all of us with the gift of life, which without it,
no one would be here.
I understand that it is my responsibility and challenge
to offer a proposition
on the true success of life
and in doing so,
I want to highlight
that God must necessarily exist
after highlighting the proposition that
God must necessarily exist
then what is his message to his creatures?
Now, that frame
we have to connect it
to the greater proposition,
what is the true success in life? So keep that in mind as we proceed.
Now I am
to discharge my responsibility
to offer a proposition this evening.
However, you as an audience
I also have a responsibility.
And your responsibility is to be reasonably open minded
and open hearted,
open minded and open hearted
in your consideration of my proposition,
now you would agree,
all of us would agree that if a glass
were turned upside down,
it cannot be filled.
Therefore, each of us
should turn the glass
of our consciousness, the glass
of our mental disposition
right side up.
In a world filled with prejudice, and preconditioning,
it is sometimes very difficult
to accept things or ideas
that we had not been previously exposed to,
or from persons that we have generally been alienated from.
I want you to relax,
open your mind, open your heart to the idea
what is real success?
Who would I be
if I was successful?
And what would I have? If I were successful?
Ask yourself, do I know any successful people?
What is the meaning of success? How do we measure success? Who and What are role models for success?
I asked myself those questions. And I asked others I came in contact with throughout my life.
And I arrived that the same general conclusions as most people
conclusions produced by education,
the impact of media
and then by my own personal aspirations, and impressions about life.
when I read the definition of success in the Oxford University Press,
when I consider that I want to share that with you. This is what the Oxford University Press, this is what they say that success means.
Success is the accomplishment of aims and purposes.
Success is the attainment of fame,
wealth, and social status.
Now that's what Oxford University Press. That's what they say that success is.
Now I want to ask all of you here,
because I want to make sure that all of us are in sync.
All of you
happiness and success in life.
Can I get a show of hands that everybody who would like to have happiness and success in life?
nearly everybody wants happiness and success.
Some people not so sure.
Would you like to have tranquility, self contentment, confidence,
security, would you like to have that
welcome to the club.
Everyone in the world, in one way or the other, when they are asked about success or happiness, this is what they say this is what they want.
This is what we've been striving for all of our lives, kicking and scraping and
hoping and wishing and
fighting and cheating and lying and stealing and
conniving and everything that we're trying to do, somehow or another, we're relating it to inevitably, success.
Believers and disbelievers, the righteous and the evildoers, every single one of them
is after happiness and success.
Even when you ask someone down the street or up the street, getting high,
as they call it,
if you ask them, why they're taking drugs, why they're drinking,
why they fornicating committing adultery.
If you ask them, why, inevitably, they're gonna tell you, it makes me feel good, at least for a moment.
It doesn't matter what the results with the final results are just so long as somehow or another, there's a click in our minds, that it somehow relates to even temporary happiness, or success.
Unfortunately, most people
take the wrong path towards happiness, and success.
Although everyone is after happiness,
the masses of people,
take the wrong path.
And it is only a handful of people that take the time
and to reflect
and to seek inspiration
to determine the correct path towards happiness.
Now, I was always led to believe that if I had a good education, that that would guarantee a good job, and subsequently
good status in society. That's what I was told.
This led me to conclude that those persons with the highest levels of education, such as doctors, lawyers, architects, etc,
they must prospectively be the most successful people in life.
Then I realized
that in fact, these persons who I thought, whom I would consider to be the most successful people in life,
the doctors, the lawyers, the architects, the film stars, the athletes, the musicians, the gangsters and the criminals. As a matter of fact, I realized that these people
possessed with education or not,
these people are holding the acquisition of things in their hands, all the toys of life,
these people holding in their hands, the influence of the masses of people all over the world.
These people having the highest standard of worldly attainment
of course, to most of us,
this itself should somewhat signify
a semblance of success.
But let us see to what extent
in fact, statistics indicate
that the greatest number of suicides,
personal tragedy exists among the rich and the famous in spite of their perceived status, they are lonely, most of them
and they die lonely, most of them
they are frustrated, most of them
and they die frustrated.
Most of them are addicted to drugs, alcohol, and other things.
Most of them are experiencing mini psychology psychological disorders,
unable to retain simple relationships, hardly knowing who their real friends are, and usually dying, pathetic and alone.
Now, these are what you and I would, and most people would consider to be the most successful human beings in the world.
Let me share with you a statistic from the World Health Organization.
Did you know that suicide is among the three leading causes of death in the western developed world, I said the western developed world
with assemblance and the trappings
are the most preeminent.
The World Health Organization estimated that in the year 2000, approximately 1 million people
that is in the Western Hemisphere will have died from suicide.
That means 16 people out of every 1000 people
choose to take their own lives.
While it would appear that
they are living a moon, a civilization that has the highest standard of living.
So why are 16 out of 1000 people taking their own lives
feeling to themselves, meaning a point in their lives where they cannot see any value in living.
That's a profound statistic.
This means 16 people out of 100,000 that means there is one death every 40 seconds, every 40 seconds. A person in the western hemisphere is cutting their throat, jumping off a bridge, taking some pills, cutting their wrists, blowing their brains out or doing something else to end their life.
And these are the most educated people in the world.
The World Health
Organization further states that in the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased 60% worldwide.
That means the more sophisticated and the more educated that we become,
the more inclined we are
to take our lives or to take someone else's.
Now, one may think or one would think to themselves that when we consider the poverty, the disease, the social destabilization and the so called undeveloped countries, we would think that those people in those countries will be committing suicide. But that is not the case. Those people seem to be able to deal with their situations. But they're not educated. And they're not sophisticated.
As a matter of fact,
in the poverty stricken countries that have the lowest living standard, statistics actually reveal
that they have the lowest rate of suicide.
As a matter of fact,
in the countries where people are considered to be heathens,
The only suicide that is done in those countries is people who call themselves or who are called suicide bombers. And then we find out that they themselves didn't call themselves suicide bombers. They call themselves models.
As a matter of fact, in the Muslim world, in particular, and I'm proud of this statistic,
the rate of suicide in the Muslim countries
is less than point 5% out of 100,000.
Because for most Muslims, and I would almost venture to say, almost every Muslim suicide is never, ever an option.
Because from the very beginning,
we understand that life doesn't belong to us.
And we understand that success is not in the things that you possess, or what other people think of you. But success is in gratitude. Success is in acknowledgement. Success isn't the contentment of knowing who you are, why you're here, and what your purpose in life is. And if a person begins by having this acknowledgement, and throughout their life, they are cultivating this acknowledgement.
Then they're never inclined towards despair, and they're never inclined towards suicide.
Ask you brothers and sisters here.
Do the things that people acquire,
give them satisfaction and peace of mind?
Does the influence over people grant them contentment and fulfillment? The answer is emphatically No.
kings, queens, rulers, and heads of states all have possessions. All of them have power over their subjects in their citizens, but they do not lead lives of contentment, satisfaction, peace of mind, and fulfillment. On the contrary, their lives
are a combination of daily stress, struggle to maintain their status,
preoccupation and anticipation of war inside their countries or outside their countries, paranoia, and anxiety over their competitors and their opponents.
Hardly any one of them. Throughout history. Hardly any one of the kings, the Queen's the rulers, the heads of states, hardly any one of them throughout history has left a legacy or a conduct as a role model and a human evidence of success.
We only have to turn to the lives of the rich and famous in the past
in the present and see that they do not give us an inspiration towards success.
I asked you why is it that things and status do not grant us success or satisfaction as the Oxford University Press seems to give the definition of
it is because the human being has five parts to his or her existence.
And each part of our existence
must be given adequate nourishment.
It must be given adequate development for satisfaction and for balance.
The human being
has five parts to their being you and I.
The human being has a soul.
The soul is the Spirit.
The essence, the unseen part of the human being that seeks out abstract values. The soul is that part of the human being that has the need for worship.
that strives to understand and to reach out to embrace the purpose of life, the soul.
The human being has a mind.
Unlike other animals that are more powerful than we are.
It is our mind it is the human mind. That gives them the superiority among other creatures.
For if it were not for our mind,
elephants would put us in zoos.
Lions and tigers and baboons would put us in zoos, because they are more powerful than we are, but they cannot think and they cannot calculate and they cannot manipulate. Because we have been given intelligence.
The mind of the human being is the source of intelligence, always seeking to know to acquire the means to compute, to communicate,
to extend through the mind, and to dominate through the mind. And also, always seeking answers, always seeking to perceive
a wise man, a man of Scripture, a man of guidance of Prophet and a messenger of Almighty God, he said to us about the heart.
There is a piece of flesh in the body, when it is sound and clean, the whole body is sound and clean, when it is corrupted, the whole body is corrupted, verbally, that piece of flesh is the heart,
the origin of love,
emotion, and passion.
The heart where feelings generate
were principles of loyalty, friendship, commitment,
and sacrifice. All of that emanates from the heart.
And then there's the self.
All of us know about the self.
Give me that.
the realization of self, self aggrandizement,
the source of all wanting to possess, always wanting to possess everything, everybody everywhere, the self.
The self, is what overflows
through avarice, through envy, and jealousy, all the way until disease and death.
The self always trying to
fulfill itself, and not caring about any other self.
And finally, the lowest form of the human being, that most humans seem to never evolve beyond. And that is the body,
the body that eats and drinks and sleeps,
that smells and tastes, sees, hears touches.
The body that houses the whole person, but cannot fulfill the other components.
The body can never fulfill the soul, the body can never fulfill the mind, the body can never fulfill the heart's desires, the body can never contain the self, the body only houses the rest of the person.
But most of us we live all of our lives, only feeding the body.
is the lowest form of the person, but is perceived by most
to be the most critical
and the most valuable.
And this is why
The headedness to materialists and the pleasure seekers, they can never see, to arrive at anything more than the satisfaction of the body. And that's why everybody seems to live for Friday night.
They work like dogs, like animals, stealing, scheming, doing everything.
Working their hearts out, working double jobs, to own a car, a house, to buy clothes, to go to fancy restaurants to lay down with an ugly or pretty woman or bald headed or triple man.
Doesn't matter. Just lay down with something or someone
And we go through life from Friday to Friday, Friday to Friday until the years out.
And another years out, and the next thing we know we have lived 50 or 60 years of that kind of living, and what do we have?
Absolutely nothing that resembles happiness, or success.
The human being unlike other animals, is in need of enlightenment. The human being is in need of inspiration. The human being is in need of guidance, the human being is in need of spiritual awareness. The body is like a vehicle that houses the passengers and protects them from the elements and delivers them to the intended destination. The self is like the driver who holds the wheel and makes the determination to turn to brake to accelerate or to stop.
The mind is the navigator who remains who calculates about the distance, the few the direction, the destination, the environment and coordinates all the dynamics for the driver. The heart is the generator, the source of energy.
The heart is what keeps all the passengers engaged, entertained,
The heart is what keeps all the passengers of the body connected to the purpose of their journey.
But the soul,
the soul is the real purpose of the journey.
The soul is always telling the other passengers about the real purpose of the journey.
And sometimes we don't want to hear what the soul has to say.
The soul is reminding us when we're young, about containing our youth. We don't want to hear that.
The soul is reminding us when we're old about our youth, but we don't want to hear that.
The soul is reminding us when we are well. When we're healthy, when we're strong. The soul is reminding us to be grateful. But we don't want to hear that. When we're ill when we're sick. The soul is reminding us of the health that we used to have. But we don't want to hear that.
The soul is reminding us about death.
Where are you living? The soul is always knocking at the door and telling you and I that death is inevitable tomorrow.
One next day will be your day. The soul is telling us this, but we don't want to listen.
The soul is the conscience
which reminds and drives the passengers. The soul is always irritating us
telling us about its origin,
telling us about where it's going to wind up as
always trying to tell us to distinguish the difference between real and unreal.
is the supernatural self which is connected to the unseen elements
the unfree elements of birth, the unfree element
of dreams, the unseen elements of vision.
And inevitably, the unseen element of death.
The soul is that which enters the body and becomes the person.
At a certain point, when the child is conceived,
it is at one point, just a piece of flesh.
Or at one point, it is just a sperm drop connected to an egg,
just a clot,
at another point, it becomes
at another point, it becomes an embryo.
At a certain point, the soul enters and it becomes an actual person.
And we are told
that when a child is in the womb of the mother,
at 14 weeks,
it is a complete person.
The heart is beating,
his fingerprints are there.
His mind his brain is operating, his little lungs are operating and breathing, all of its fingers and toes had been formed.
And just by the way, just so that, you know, this figure
in the Western Hemisphere,
that is United States of America, Canada,
the UK and Europe, and Australia.
little children, little people
are murdered every single day.
It's called abortion.
The easy way out.
Can you imagine that?
In an educated, sophisticated world bent upon success,
they are murdering
2350 little people every single day.
Now you divide that by the hour.
that more than 105 little babies
are being slaughtered, aborted
every hour. So by the time we finish sitting here, by the time we finish our lecture here and the Western Hemisphere, where people are sophisticated, wealthy, stable, educated.
or 350 Little People would have been murdered. But they call that abortion.
We call that family planning real nice word.
How know how you plan families by killing them.
That's another subject that
we will need to talk about.
Because I don't know how women
how they live the rest of their lives knowing that they kill the average young lady in the West, who is unprincipled, unbridled, unconnected, and without guidance, the average lady in the West
in the course of 20 years, she kills at least three.
Now she lives with that. Behind all of her makeup and mascara, I don't know.
But Halina Rubenstein Max Factor, they came up with a formula for that. Do you know what it is? Well, they take those little babies that they kill, they liquidate them and they put them into makeup. So now you can kill a baby and wear it on your face.
is that which enters the body and becomes the person
and the soul is that which is
leaves the body. So that person is then pronounced dead. And that's when that person loses all their friends loses all their family loses all their wealth, and loses all their connection with the world, that they work for all their lives. And guess what?
No matter how much that body was loved,
and about two hours,
the loved ones will get that body out of the house.
Because after the soul leaves, that body begins to smell.
The soul is the record of you and I, the soul is that everlasting evidence of you and I?
Dear brothers and sisters,
bear with me.
We're halfway through
to satisfaction and contentment
can be realized
only when the soul is nourished
only when the soul is stabilized.
We know how we feel in the morning of an important occasion.
When you have a test,
when you have an important appointment, when you have that critical interview,
the opening of a special project, you know how you feel.
If you are well prepared,
you feel rested. And you feel confident
we emanate that confidence
we have the resonance of confidence.
And everyone that's around us can feel it.
On the other hand, if we're not prepared,
or if we're tired, frustrated, and confused, we will not be confident.
And we will also emanate that frustration and that lack of confidence to others.
Human beings can only be successful if they seek the contentment and the satisfaction of the soul
which in turn will provide them with a healthy,
well balanced outlook on life. I said
a healthy, well balanced optimistic outlook on life and a reasonable understanding of their own purpose of their own purpose in life.
Now, this purpose of life has many proofs and many indicators.
This purpose in life has historical evidences and illustrations.
Now such an important aspect of our lives is not without a manual.
There has to be a manual
For everything that you and I possess, all the toys, all the sophisticated instruments that we use in our life, everything has a manual.
If you buy a new watch,
it comes with a manual.
If you buy a new car, it comes with a manual.
If you buy a new house, it comes with a manual.
If you buy a new computer, it comes with a manual.
If you get a new wife or husband comes with a manual
sometimes there's some hidden clauses, but it comes with a manual
Not only does all the things that we
Use in lights come with a manual.
Did I do something
that comes with a manual to
not only do all the things that we use in life come with a manual, but we expect it.
And not only do we expect a manual, but we look also for a warranty.
And when we exercise this warranty, or this guarantee, we call the company and we ask the company to send out a technician.
So with everything that's valuable to us in life,
we look for a manual,
we look for a warranty.
We look for a technician, to explain to us or to work out the problem to troubleshoot for us or to guide us through that situation.
And we look
always in life.
for human examples.
We look for clear and irrefutable signs that tell us that we're on the right way, this is the right product,
I made the right decision.
We need to consider that life. And whatever exists. I said that life and whatever exists, must have a source
must have an origin.
It must have a designer
and intelligence which coordinates maintains, determines and ultimately controls something as simple as water.
Something as simple as water
has to have a source.
And you and I
our beginning part of our physical, biological beginning is water. sperm is water. The human being the composition of the body is water, our atmosphere, our stratosphere, our environment is mostly made of water. That's the source. That's the origin and the oil and a Sacred Scripture revealed almost 1500 years ago said
We have created every living thing from water.
And although this scripture is not a book of science, that is a scientific fact.
And now we have discovered
that in a drop of water
all the elements of life are present in a drop of water. something so simple. Either you got it or you don't
the most valuable element in life that has all the elements in it, that if you don't have it, you die. And if you do, you're blessed water.
I say to you
that even water has a source
and even water has been designed.
The microscopic biological
breakdown of water has intelligence behind it.
And intelligence that coordinates life to come from it. That maintains life in it that determines and ultimately controls the balance of life from which it comes.
You will I would have to agree
that that phenomenon could not have come about by itself.
It has to have an originator.
It is the source of all living things in the world that we call existence
Intelligence must be the source of all creation.
That Supreme Intelligence must be the legislator must be the sovereign must be the ruler, and ultimately must be the judge.
call it God, called the Most High, call the Most Merciful, call it the Creator, call it the source, call it the power, call the energy, call it what you want.
That source is the benefactor and you and I, and everything else that exists, we are the beneficiaries.
And if we just consider ourselves as beneficiaries
of this magnificent creation,
we should be thankful.
And we should be grateful
for our lives,
for the gifts of our senses,
which we could not purchase, and which we could not have otherwise obtained.
So let me find out how many
sophisticated human beings that are here who won't say that they have created themselves.
Does anybody want to take a stab at that?
You might want to stand up, say I created myself. I am self in doubt. I am my own benefactor as as much as well. I am the benefactor of all those who are here.
Not the atheists, not the agnostic, not the communists and socialists, but the Baptist, or Catholic, not the Protestant, not the Muslim, not the Buddhist, Hindu, that the male, not female, not the old nor the young, nor the the rich or the poor, no one
would say that.
Because that would be the most absurd
thing to say.
And no one of us would be willing to give up any one of our senses in exchange for
would give up their sense of smell. For 100,000 pounds, no one will give up their sense of taste. For 100,000 pounds or a million. No one would give up their site to their mother or their daughter, no one would give up their sense of touch, no one would give their heart in exchange for some money. No one would give up their kidneys. Not both of them anyway.
If each of us were offered employment with a new company, think about this for a minute.
think that this brother, he came here tonight, representing this new company just came out of America.
Just let's think about that for a minute. I just arrived here.
And I'm promoting this new company.
It's called live as you like. That's the new company.
Live as you like and live as long as you want to.
And have everything that you ever wanted in life,
working for my new company, and go on the stock market and look and see you find out that our assets are in the billions. So everybody will feel comfortable that if you work for me, you're going to get paid. So let's see what the terms are.
Eventually ViSalus were offered employment with this new company
which had billions of dollars of assets.
And that company had very basic employment requirements. It was prepared to hire everyone in this room tonight.
And your pay will begin as soon as you walk out checks will be issued.
Sounds like a good company. Right?
Let's talk about that company.
What are the requirements and what are the job expectations?
One we're paying we're paying 1000 pounds a week.
That's the start
If you're good employees,
one of the good things about this company is that you work at home, you don't have to get up and go to work. And that beautiful.
No taxes taken out of your pay, we take care all of that for you.
No direct supervision to honor system.
And only three or four employment policies and conditions.
How many people here would think that so far, this sounds like a pretty nice company?
People think about that, I would say I'm pretty good company.
He said, there's a trick to it, right?
It's no trick to it.
Let me tell you what the conditions are.
The condition for employment in this company
is to be clean, decent, and honest. That's the first thing you're going to be asked, Are you clean? Will you be clean? Will you be decent? Will you be honest? What would you say?
What would you say? Yeah, you damn right?
That's philosophy, you will say?
You say just like that, in your own mind. You can say that to the employer. You say that in your mind? Yeah, you're right. Of course, I would be. At least I mean, I'm home.
Close, I'm going to be clean course, I'm going to be decent. Of course, I'm going to be honest, I got no direct supervision, I don't have to come no go nowhere. I don't have to get dressed. I don't have to get in the car. I don't have to be in in traffic.
And I've got paid on the way out of the place. With no job application
costs, I'll be clean, decent and honest. And if I'm not, I'll learn how to be clean, decent and honest.
What's the second condition?
The second condition is that you must read and understand the company manual, a very simple manual.
And you must be willing to follow the company representative
and comply with the basic behavior and ethics
that shows your loyalty to the company.
The company does not produce any products.
So you don't have to worry about waking up, setting up producing something, mailing something packing something nothing.
the company just wants clean, decent, honest people that understand the company very well.
That read the manual of the company. So it can remind others about this company. That's the kind of people that we want to hire.
The company wants
for giving you all of these benefits. Why didn't even tell you about the vacations.
You get a 30 day paid vacation every 90 days.
Hospital, education, housing, all paid for.
And every time you have a baby legitimately that is you gotta be legitimate baby gotta be legitimate baby makers. Now.
We add those on to the budget, you get more money. So how many people want to be married and have babies with that company?
Keep talking about this company is a beautiful company.
Now what this company wants its employees as employees to do to show their gratitude to show their loyalty.
We want you to stop
whatever it is that you're doing,
and create course of the day. Because all you're really doing all day long is what? You're just relaxing.
You eating good food, you're spending that 1000 pounds a week. You're relaxing. You're watching television, mowing the lawn sitting out drinking lemonade. wavenet neighbors.
Everybody stuck in traffic and you at home collecting money. everybody's asking what's going on? You tell them hey, you gotta get with this company.
Now with all this relaxation, all these bonuses and all these benefits that you're getting, what does the company want?
The company wants you and I,
several times a day 345 times
to think about the benefactor of the company.
Now you don't know you'll never see the benefactor.
All you know is that he is the one.
He's behind all of this.
He's the one that signs the checks, he's the one that makes it happens. He's the one that gives you the comfort that you need. And so, several times a day, the only thing we want you to do, is to stop and think about the benefactor
of this company.
With a toll free card that we give you.
We want you to dial a number
and call up the company headquarters.
you dial that number, they call it the company headquarters and say, This is Khalid I'm employee number 172.
And I'm very grateful. I'm just calling in to check in let you know that I'm thinking about the benefactor and about the company. I just love it. All My Children love it. We add as we have more children want to add to the budget. I love everything that's going on.
And at the core of the in
its record recorded my gratitude, my loyalty,
my commitment to the company is registered on a daily basis that do you think that would be too much to ask?
Tell me the truth. If there was such a company, would that be too much to ask for you to call in to show your gratitude, your continued commitment and loyalty to the company to receive all these continued benefits.
Also, the company wants you not only to be
self concerned, the company wants you to be a good neighbor. The company wants you to live in harmony with other people, the company wants you to set a good human example. The company wants you to establish good family ethics, the company wants you to show your neighbors how decent of a person that you are. The company wants you to interact at times with the other co workers of the company, persons of all backgrounds. The company also wants you to be the kind of person that when people pass by your house, and they ask you for something to drink for something to eat. Because they don't have a job like yours, the company wants you to be generous.
The company wants you and I to sincerely work to realize
and to bring into fruition peaceful coexistence with all human beings. And finally,
the company wants you to prepare yourself
to always remain prepared for an unexpected examination. That means that anytime the company representative could come to check your house, the company representative come in anytime to check you to check your accounts to balance things.
The company could come at any time and put your commitment on the line.
Therefore, the company wants you to have things in order at all times. And that's what the company is spending this money investing this in you for you to be a model employee.
The company wants you to prepare and expect a period of examination, a period of reconciliation, a balancing of accounts of our performance and our behavior in order to determine
the renewal and the extension of our contract.
If the benefactor is pleased
you'll get more bonuses.
And even if you die, the most beautiful thing about this contract
that the benefactor is going to extend your life
Make sure that the family that you leave behind
that they are continued in the same status that you had.
Is this beautiful company? Isn't that a beautiful deal? It takes care of you here.
And he after?
How many people will work for that company? Tell me the truth.
Most of you know tricks to it.
No COVID enter the road.
No other conditions involved.
What would I talk to you about as a metaphor,
a proposition. But in fact, what I've talked to you about is a reality, you have been given more than what I just spoke about. You've been given more than that.
In fact, none of you have yet paid rent on any of the houses that you have.
is the house that you were given
your senses of the passengers in it, and the furniture in it.
And let me see, if any of you have paid rent, on your house, have you paid rent,
nobody has paid any rent.
But all the gifts that you've been given your life and your senses and your sight, your gift, your breathing, your children, your homes, your health, your wealth, your status.
You've been given all these things by a benefactor, and you've paid nothing for it.
And it's all happening without you even asking for it.
And yes, there will be an examination. And yes, there will be a he after.
with these requests, be unreasonable,
for the benefactor of such a company to ask you and i for i don't think so.
And is this a reasonable proposition towards personal and social success?
If that's what we all want it would that be a reasonable proposition?
Essentially, this is the very formula of success in life.
as a human being, and a beneficiary,
being decent, law abiding, and honest,
stopping to thank, to acknowledge and worship.
We living in harmony with others,
with responsibility, and dignity,
to have consciousness, to have morality,
towards our existence, in preparation of death.
This is the proposition of life.
And this is the formula of success.
Now, you may ask, why is it necessary to recognize or to worship our Creator? Or to know and submit to God at all? I say this to you.
How psychologically important is it for an individual you and I to know our parents?
Well, psychologists will tell you
that it's very critical for the human being to know their parents,
even if they were raised as an orphan, and they will give it everything, all the status, education, and all the benefits of life, that person will still all of their lives, they will always want to know.
Who are their parents?
how critical is it? For the individual to understand their past and to plan for their future?
How important is it for children to show respect, to show respect and gratitude for their parents? How many parents would appreciate their children if their children grew up and spit in their faces and disrespected them and disobeyed them and disregarded all the values that they gave them?
Would they still love their children?
How important is it? And how critical is it for citizens of a country to have loyalty and honor for their country?
All of you would agree
that all of this is necessary.
Certainly, human beings would all agree
that we are all dependent.
And no one is able to create themselves.
And no one is able to acquire
their basic needs by themselves.
rely upon other human beings just to acquire their basic needs.
As a matter of fact,
it's come to be known
that human beings need other human beings to such an extent
that a human being was given everything.
But they will put in a room
and a big house that they owned, sitting on 1000 acres of land, with all the things around them that other human beings have.
But they had no other human beings to talk to do you know what would happen?
Eventually, that person would fall into depression.
And inevitably, that person would go crazy.
And inevitably, that person would die.
Simply because humans lead other humans, just for social interaction.
it is quite reasonable to consider the obligation of acknowledging, giving thanks, and worshipping the creator of this universe,
how psychologically important is it for you and I, to show our gratitude for our benefactor?
How important it must be to our overall success and satisfaction in life, to add this dimension, gratitude,
to our consciousness,
to help us in our ability to conceptualize our Creator, and to be aware of the attributes of that creator.
I want you to reflect upon one of the verses of the Sacred Scripture of the Quran that says, Allahu
Allahu Billahi min ash shaytaan. regime, In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Just think for a moment and bear with me, for a moment. The excursion is almost over
the Sacred Scripture the call and says,
La Ilaha Illa. Allah, hi, yo, Kai you.
the Almighty Creator, the Sustainer of the heavens and the earth.
There is no other benefactor, there is no other God except he.
is the life giver.
The self sustaining
the eternal and the only absolute?
He requires that benefactor that creator requires no rest. And no, does that benefactor require any kind of sleep because fatigue does not affect that creator?
who love is somehow it will not fill out everything in the heavens and the earth, whether it is seen whether it is unseen, subtle, evidence, high, low,
in the heavens of the earth, inside or outside.
It all belongs to that creator.
Mandela de Yes, fell in love with me. So Who is it?
Who is it among the creatures?
Who is among the creatures, the men of the jinn of the angels are the animals who is it that can contend with that benefactor and that creator? Who is it
can achieve anything without his permission.
ie him whom are held for whom
he knows what goes in front of them and their lives, their history, and he knows what follows them in their posterity and the history he knows completely because their lives are within the capsule of his knowledge.
Tuna bisha in ilmi, in lava, Masha,
and they will never the creatures, that human beings with intelligence, they will never be able to snatch
or harness any knowledge from him, other than what he allows them to do. So
his drone, his throne,
according to His Majesty
extends above the heavens and the earth,
above the waters,
above the galaxies,
outside the role of time and space
And he does not suffer any fatigue, nothing is taken from him.
If he gives the whole world what it asked for, it doesn't decrease any of his wealth.
and sustaining the heavens and the earth doesn't require any effort, because he owns it and he sustains it by his will.
And he is
he is the high, he's the mighty. He's the powerful, he's the sovereign. He's the owner, he's the ruler, he's the Lord, he's the Creator. That's a description of God.
So I asked you
Do you know anybody else that you can describe that way?
You know, some nations, you know, some tribes, you know, some kings and presidents, some companies, some individuals, your father, your uncle, some heroes? Do you know familiar has that description? No, you don't? Of course you don't.
And a shorter version says, say he, Allah, the creator, is absolutely one.
He all depends, while he depends upon none.
He begets not,
he does not give birth to anyone.
Like a woman giving birth of a man making a woman pregnant, he does not begin.
He is not in the world, giving birth to anyone. And he has not forgotten he did not come out of the womb, like the world or a baby or being evolved. He does not be getting notice he forgotten who He is the Lord of the heavens in the earth.
And has he above
the getting being forgotten having sons and daughters in issues?
While I'm yaku, Khufu and ahead and there is nothing. Inside the creation was a small agreement that has any significance or has any similarity unto him.
According to his majesty,
the respected listeners.
All of this is for your reflection. And all of this is for your inspiration towards adopting an attitude and a mindset that will compliment you towards a successful life
and anticipation of death, whether it will be dignity, death, which is definite, but a death with dignity.
Let me first respond to this.
I'm not sure if your friend is a Muslim.
And I doubt you know, just a moment. I'm not sure if he's a Muslim, and if he is, I doubt very much if he knows the Quran very well at all because you wouldn't be at
Judge that you couldn't be a judge of that because you know the court and so by him being your friend and him saying that he knows the Quran very well, he could lead you in a direction, but certainly no Muslim. having any knowledge of the Quran could say that if Allah Almighty God wanted a son, he could have one because the Quran clearly says that Allah subhanaw taala forbids for himself. And it is the most hideous thing for a human being to consider that the Almighty has taken to himself earthly form for this is not consistent with the Creator. From the point of the Quran that I recited to you cool who Allahu Ahad, this is the Quran. I'm reciting this for you not as necessarily
your friend, but as a Muslim. This is what the Quran says in relationship to your question, say that he the Creator, is absolutely one.
One whom all depends while he depends upon none. He begets not
know as he began gotten,
and there is none in the creation that has any similar tude to him.
This denies a several things one,
if he's absolutely one, it doesn't mean the number one.
The tea is one above the creation, and one single God
not divided. no family, no Board of Trustees, no advisors, no lawyer, no bookkeeper, no company.
know many guards sitting next to him, No mother, no father, no daughter, no son,
no relative gods. No mini gods. Only God, God alone.
That's what God has always said. And that's what Jesus said. The greatest commandment is the first of the commandments. Ki O Israel, the Lord thy God is one. And thou shall have no other gods along with him. And thou shalt not worship anything in the heavens on Earth, or any graven images in the heavens and earth or in the sea below. Now, this is what the Koran sets forward as the statement of God.
So let's set your friend aside and his alleged knowledge of the Arabic language or the Quran, and let's set aside your familiarity with him. And your obvious unfamiliarity was to quit and know the Almighty has never said that he has a son, or family or daughter, and know that Jesus Christ say, I am. God worship Me, or I am the Son of God, in the sense that Jesus is the exclusive son. Yes, in the Bible. Abraham was called God's Son.
Isaiah was called God son, David was called God son. In fact, we all as good godly people call the sons and daughters of God, but that is only figuratively,
doesn't mean that God is a father, penetrating a woman,
giving fall forward See, and having a son. That's a pagan belief. That's an idolatrous belief. That was the belief of the Romans. And that's why the church adopted that. But no one ever said that no other prophet ever said that and bless it be Jesus Christ, and free is he have that kind of blasphemy? So my answer to you and to your friend who claims that he knows the Quran, is that that could not be so
but we can talk about that a little bit more if you like. Okay.
Islam or Mohammed an extension of Christianity?
The Prophet peace and blessings be upon him answered that himself. He said, I am to the other prophets. What the cornerstone is to a building when it is when it is completed.
What is the cornerstone to a building when it is completed?
It is set in place to signify the completion to perfection of that building, and that building is prepared for occupation.
The Messenger of Allah Mohammed Salalah Sam, what was he to the other prophets. He was the final link in the chain that completed
The set of pearls of prophethood.
So the Brotherhood began with the first man and the first Prophet, Adam. So all those profits came forward from Almighty God, calling the people towards God, calling the people towards good actions, coming to the people in their time in their language, ordering the people in the same way, oh, my people, obey Almighty God, and worship only Almighty God and do good actions. That's what Abraham said. That's what Noah said. That's what Moses said. That's what David said. That's what Solomon said, that's what john the baptist said, That's what Jesus Christ said, That's Mohammed, peace and blessings be upon him said, and also Jesus Christ, prophesied Mohammed, peace and blessings be upon
you. And Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, he confirmed Jesus Christ, the call and confirms
the life of all those prophets and all their messages. And in fact, in the Quran, there's a chapter which is called, marry,
dedicated to the mother of Jesus Christ,
confirming for us Muslims, the birth of Jesus Christ, without a father, confirming for us the miracles of Jesus Christ, by the power given to him by Almighty God, confirming that Jesus Christ was in fact, the Messiah, and that he was the word of Almighty God, that God put words in his mouth, and God gave him power. But Jesus never said, I am God worship me.
So our position is that we love Jesus, maybe more than those who claim to worship Him.
Because we know Jesus, as a man, as a prophet, as a messenger of God. It's not my conscious. Instead, I want to learn more and have more knowledge. So do not make any mistakes after I revert, should I wait or revert now now?
No, honestly, brothers and sisters, anything that is good for your life.
Anything that is good for your life.
Critical for your life.
Don't take the luxury of thinking that there will be tomorrow. babies die. Young people die, pretty people die. ugly people die.
Don't take the luxury of changing your heart.
If you thought
that you were headed north,
and you had went 100 miles, and you found out that you were headed south, would you go a couple more miles?
No, you wouldn't.
Because you already know that even when you turn around right there.
You already 200 miles out of the way, the 100 miles you went wrong and 100 miles coming back. This is right.
And if I had some money for you if it was announced to you that you had won a prize, and you asked Would you like to have that prize now or later on? What would you say?
If you're smart, you say right now.
So my answer to you,
in all honesty, and sincerity
is that if you want to change your heart, and you want to change your mind, and you want to change your orientation, and you want to come back
to your natural disposition of serving the Creator,
do it now.
And when I say do it now
you don't have to come up in front of the people. That's not necessary.
But before we leave this place tonight,
we will facilitate that for you in sha Allah
put the sheet right there.
Now the question
says I am a Christian lady sitting in the audience, and I'm interested in becoming a Muslim, but I'm still not sure Should I become a Muslim? What advice would you give me? I say that if you are a lady loving Jesus Christ
and you already have the inclination to be a Muslim.
I understand the doubts.
Because even if I went swimming, and the water was beautiful,
I would still put my toe you know mean come like and test the water.
It's always advise that before you get up on the 20 foot high diving board
Before you bounce up in the air, and look down and see there's no water in the pool,
make sure where you're diving. So that Christian lady, I would say this to you. Before you leave here tonight, we also will sit with you to answer some things that will clear up and open up the way to make it easy for you
to embrace the values that you are inclined to.
Another question says, Why does Allah refer to himself as we rather than vim?
Or, me, or,
or I can't see the word.
Anyway, what I understand from this is that the person wants to know that if God is one, if Allah is one, why does he refer to himself in the Quran, as we?
Well, let me give you this here, very clear reference.
In the Arabic language, there is something called it's more of them.
It's more of them, it means a very powerful name.
There's nothing like it in English.
So when a law says no Koran, not new,
it doesn't mean here, plurality.
It's a way of Allah subhanho wa Taala, expressing himself in his power in His Majesty with his attributes in such a way
that it is conclusive that there is no one other than Him,
is called is more of them.
It doesn't mean we, it doesn't mean morality. It's like the Sovereign of a country, speaking about his royalty, his power, and he says, and we have ordained, the king really means he has ordained.
He's using Wi Fi, as a way of adding power to his speech. So the Creator, and speaking to us in the Arabic language uses this as more of them to add power to his presence when he speaks to us. But it doesn't mean we or us in the sense of the English language, of plurality.
Of course, those of you who don't speak Arabic, you have to trust me for that interpretation.
Another question says that Moses, Jesus and Mohammed are messengers of Allah, then why Jewish can't still follow Moses or Christians can't follow Jesus?
Well, the fact that Moses Jesus and Mohammed are messengers of law has nothing to do with the inability of those who supposed to follow their paths not to do so properly.
The fact that you are I don't represent good citizenship, does it alter and doesn't necessarily take away from and doesn't disengage or disqualify the authenticity of this government.
The message, the Scripture, the system of life, that Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon all of them, that they represented was from the creator the Most High. Now those Muslims are those people of the Jewish faith, or those Christians that fail to persona personify that faith, and are unable to respect one another.
This itself is not an aspersion upon that faith, and no conflict upon that faith, the aspersion of the conflict is upon those who make the claim of following that faith.
The question when we are born is our life set out.
As everything in faith, I don't quite quite understand the question, but I'll think that what I understand is that the person wants to know is that when we're born is matters of faith already determined for us. We have something in Arabic called
say that say Fedora
Fedora. In Arabic The word fitrah means natural disposition. It means that when a child is born,
that child has a natural disposition. It is already oriented to feel the warmth of the mother's body. It is already oriented to look for the nipple of the mother's breasts. It is already
oriented to submit it is already oriented to depend, it is innocent. It is born into the world with a natural disposition of submission and dependence. That is the way God
has created that child.
All of us, said the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, he says that all of us were born with a natural disposition to surrender and submit ourselves towards our Creator. None of us were born rebellious to God, none of us were born rejecting God, as none of us were born, rejecting our parents, and none of us were born rebellious to our parents, no, all of us were born in submission.
But it's our environment. It's our parents. It's our education. It's our culture that made us into idol worship, our people worship or self worship,
or an atheist, or communists,
or an animal.
But our natural disposition as human beings
is that we were born in submission, and that we will give it all the faculties of hearing, seeing, feeling, all the faculties that will allow us to become what dignified human beings recognizing and worshiping our Creator.
The matters of faith
is simply a roadmap, and we will give them that roadmap.
The question here says, abortion, wouldn't it be better for the,
for the mental and emotional health of the mother? In cases of rape or divorce? If the mother had an abortion, then raised a fatherless child? Well, we should probably ask
the murdered child, whether they would have preferred to live
or whether they would have preferred to be killed simply because they were the child of incest, or they were the child of rape.
Now, that's a moral question. And I'll say to you that yes, it has some validity. Even in the Muslims, there is some some concern about the raped woman, there is some concern about the child of incest, there is some concern about that.
But that happens to be what we consider
out of every
7000 abortions comes about because of the fact of rape or incest.
The other 6999 abortions come about by choice, because people can't stand to live with the choices that they made. And since they don't want any evidence of the choices that they made, they kill it.
And as long as they can't see that little fetus that's cut up into 20 little pots, as long as they can't see that little fetus. Let's put into this that this hot bath full of acid bones, they can't see it. Bones is thrown away knows they can forget about it. They just kill it and keep moving. No, we say that's unethical. And we say that sophisticated murder is still murder. And killing little people is the same as killing big people. Murder is murder. And what makes it worse is that those that are murdered, innocent.
That's our position. We Muslims, we are pro life. We make no excuse about it.
Now the question says,
Well, that's answered already.
If there is one God with infinite mercy and goodness, do we need someone
to suffer for our sins?
In the court and is the verse that says law you killed it from law who knows son in law was ha ha ha ha Makassar la casa that
Allah subhanho wa Taala who created the heavens and earth he does not cause any one of us to bear the burden of another person to suffer the sin of another person. And it's ludicrous, absurd and blasphemous for us to continue saying something about Jesus Christ which we have no right to say
How could it be? that every child is born in sin? let's just think about this for a minute, just think about it. How could every child be born in sin?
But Jesus Christ already died for the sins of the world? Now, is that double jeopardy or what?
How could Jesus Christ have died and suffered on the cross for the whole world, which he did not.
But then again, every child is born in sin, child is born in sin, then Christ could not have died suffering on the cross for all the sins of the world. Now, either Jesus is put into double jeopardy, or the child is put into double jeopardy or both. That would not express justice on the part of God. Now, that's a lie. That's another one of those pagan principles,
has nothing to do with Jesus has nothing to do with the innocent child, every child is born innocent, a child of God, child coming into the world with no thins, carry no Sins of anyone, and not adopting any sins until they reach the age of responsibility. That's the Islamic concept of life. And that's the Islamic concept of responsibility. Every soul takes the consequence of their own actions, and every soul will bear the consequence of their own actions when they meet God, a father will not be called accountable for his son, and a mother will not be accountable for her daughter, and no one will be accountable for the other, but everyone will carry the weight of their
own souls. That is the justice of God. But I still consider myself to be a new Muslim.
Because my parents, my siblings,
were not Muslims. I was born into Christianity.
But I think that it was, along with the guidance, the selection, the opportunity, the gift from Almighty God,
a determination that was made long before I was born.
A gift and a privilege to become a Muslim.
But I always had as a young person, I always had an attachment to the church. As a matter of fact, many churches,
I often tell my little story.
That as a young person, I found myself
farmed out into foster homes.
And no fault of my mother's. I mean, I was not an orphan. But this the way the system works, the social service system.
When mothers have some difficulties with children, the social service system takes those children farms him out, and everybody makes money.
So I was farmed out into four or five or six different foster homes. So by the time that I was 15 years old, I had been a Protestant, Episcopalian, Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal. By the time I got to military service, it took a little taste and Catholicism.
So by the time I was 17 years old, I had the whole rainbow of Christianity.
That was also a gift.
Because at least in all that confusion, still, God was always in my life.
And although I didn't live necessarily such a godly life, God was always in my life. And so when the opportunity came for me to review the beauty of Islam
at the at when I was 18 years old, it was so clear, so evident, just like it was yesterday. Like I'm sitting there in front of you.
That my choice was just like that.
And that's why I can say, these two individuals who mentioned to me
Don't procrastinate, follow your heart, your heart will never lie to you.
person says I recently reverted
at your last lecture.
And three days ago, I'm happy to say that I put on the hijab that is the covering for the Muslim woman, Masha Allah.
The sister continues to say in my heart, I feel as though it is right. But on the other hand, I feel as though I shouldn't
be doing the basics first, no system, protect yourself. distinguish yourself.
meet the challenge of the hijab
maintain the dignity, the uniform, the signature of the Muslim woman
don't have any doubts about it. Everything in life that is valuable, is put under cover.
our goal, our silver, our jewels are all put in safe deposit boxes and undercover.
And our Muslim women, our mothers, our daughters, our wives, our sisters, they're worth more to nurse to us than gold and silver and CDs, and stocks and bonds.
Preserve yourself with the dignity of the hijab, and don't let any doubts from the outside come to you.
And you will learn perform your worship and learn the Quran while you are adapting and preserving your morality and your dignity.
May Allah bless you and guide your sister for that inshallah.
question is, is there really a big difference between the Western Hemisphere and the eastern? Or is it just modernism and traditionalism? While those are terminologies that are somewhat
steeped in intellectual ism. So let me see if I can break it down to the common person. When I speak of the Western Hemisphere, I'm really talking about Western civilization, the effects of it wherever it is.
Now we Muslims, we are not anti modern, no, we want to be modern, we want to be up to date, we want all the sophisticated things that make life complimentary. All the benefits, whether it's education, social services, transportation, technology, we want everything that goes along with what's called being modern. In fact,
to be up to date,
to be aware,
to be educated, to be in tune. So we must, with our knowledge, and attachment to the Koran and to the behavior of the prophets, Allah says we do not have a problem in embracing what is considered to be
the modern benefits of humanity.
But we don't have to be Western, to be modern. Because to be Western means to be in many cases, rebellious towards God and family.
To the western, in many cases means to be oblivious, even to the rights of children. To be Western, in many cases means to have everything from myself, and damn everybody else.
To be Western, in many cases means to be imperialistic to go throughout the world with a puffed up chest, like we own everything, we rule everything, we should have everything, and we are the rulers of the world. No,
we don't have to be
Western to be modern.
And yes, we are as Muslims trying to preserve our traditions. It's a matter of putting everything in context.
I'm an American, but I'm a Muslim. First.
I'm an American citizen, honoring my citizenship, being grateful to God,
and also to country for the privileges that I have as being an American. But I'm first a Muslim.
And I've taken advantage of the modern institution of education.
And I may be one of the only one in my family that has a college education.
That's because the privilege was offered to me, the exposure was given to me. And I think that and I appreciate that. So we don't reject
the compliments of modernism, but we don't have to be to swallow. We don't have to swallow the whole chicken.
Along with the bones, we don't have to do that.
So we want to separate the idea of Western Islam, or for that matter, Eastern Islam. Islam is neither East Islam is neither West. But Islam is submission unto Almighty God and taking the best of what the world has, and using it within the context of what Almighty God has ordered us to do. Can you clean up the suppose it suppression of women in Islam as an ideology as it stands in the way of many proper people's
exposure or to Islam? Let me just say this, that
I invite every person
I invite every woman here, every non Muslim woman here to stay and to the side when we leave here and talk to a Muslim lady. I mean, now, let's not let's not, let's not ask barbara walters about how Muslim women feel.
You know, let's let's not ask Tom Brokaw, how Muslim women feel less on CNN, ABC, Fox, less than the London Times of the Australian times? Let's not ask non Muslims, about how Muslim women feel, how they live? What are their principles? What are their challenges?
If you want to be fair,
ask a Muslim woman.
As my wife
asked my mother,
a Muslim woman that knows her religion, who has a relationship with her creator?
Who is stable in her society, understanding her responsibilities, her relationship, ask her.
And after that, I think you should be fair, that you don't need to ask someone else.
But the problem is,
no one really wants to ask Muslim women.
We want to take pictures of women in Afghanistan and pitches the women in Palestine and pitches a woman in Pakistan and pitches a woman over here. And we want to listen to what people say about female circumcision as if Muslims is got women 1010 to 30,000 40,000 Muslim women all over the world is being circumcised some crazy,
Steven Spielberg stuff.
And let me give you a statistic that you should know about.
If you take if you take a quota
in this room right here,
I'll tell you this.
Most every Muslim woman in this room
will be a college graduate, or is the college graduate, always very intelligent, and very much socially endowed. And within her family structure, we find that women control the wealth moreso than men. Now what does that say to you?
Now where do you find where you find women, oppressed, women exploited women mistreated among Muslims? That is because those Muslims themselves are not representing the principles of the religion. And in every religion, you've got black sheep.
But then again, you can't tell me that the 148,000 prostitutes that walked the streets in the UK, or the 76,000 prostitutes that walk the streets of Holland that have licenses to do so. You can't tell me that all these little young, naked little girls
walking around Australia with no clothes on. You can't tell me the date represent liberation.
You can't tell me
that the 2350 abortions murders
that take place with these young women. You can't tell me that that represents
sophistication. You can't tell me that represents liberation.
You can't tell me that a naked woman sitting on a chocolate bar.
a naked woman selling everything, toothpaste, everything you can't tell me that doesn't represent exploitation.
So let's put things in context. Let's talk about things correctly. And let's be fair. And let's be objective.
We can talk about that a little bit more if you want to.
Let me give you one more statistic. One more
this horrendous number of children being raped and kidnapped, that exists in the Western world, it is almost unheard of
in the Muslim world.
So I think that the statistics kind of like speak for themselves.
Please give me some proofs from your former status of Christianity that Jesus was not God reincarnated?
Well, I don't think that I need to give it from my previous status as a Christian. But I think that in my delivery tonight, I gave the characteristics, the attributes of Almighty God. And there was nothing that suggested from the speech of Jesus Christ Himself, that he was either God, man, God, or God incarnate. Because the whole idea of God incarnate was a Greek concept, a Roman concept, a pagan concept, it has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. Why do you say that the Church says that God impregnated a woman. That is not what the church believes.
Well be honest with you.
What the church believes in what the Church says they say, 354 years after Jesus Christ.
So I don't think that 354 years after Jesus Christ, whatever the church came up with at the Council of Ephesus, or the Council of Nicea, I don't think it holds any legitimacy when we connect it to the 19 statements that I could quote to you about who Jesus said that he is.
Well, why don't you read it for us?
I'm sorry about this. But
why do you cite the Church says that God impregnated a woman, and the word i'm saying is impregnated. That is not what Christians but the church believes Christians believe that Mary as a virgin, not impregnated by anyone, therefore, Mary is a virgin, and powered by God gave birth to Jesus. I'm not talking about whether Jesus is God or anything else like that, but I'm talking about is why do you make the aggregation that Mary was? Why do you say that Christians cite me mirror is impregnated by God, when we say something different?
All I'm asking you is to represent Christians and their beliefs faily. Now, if you've done it out of not knowing, I don't mind.
But Christians don't believe that God impregnated Mary, I believe that God empowered Mary to give birth to a child, which is I think, what you believe you don't
don't ask me what I believe, is a true question. And I'm gonna ask you to do is you might have no follow up. So why don't you sit right there while I answer? Okay.
Since you opened up this can of worms.
We're gonna talk about it. The concept that the church does say about Mary is that Mary is the mother of God. Yes, yes.
And as such, they also believe that Mary is also the daughter of God.
in another sense,
and also that Jesus and that Mary, that she is also the Immaculate. That is what is immaculately
without sin. That means
A human being, that is perfect. Good. So as the mother of god, she's the mother of God, that is the mother of Jesus. And she's also the daughter of God because Jesus also God.
Okay. Now, I never said that the church said
Mary was impregnated by God, I didn't say that.
But that's not what I said, use the word in pregnant what let me just clarify for you that it is not my understanding as a Christian, previously a Christian, that your belief is that God impregnated Mary, know what we say, what we understand was the different understand that you have is that Mary was impregnated by the word of God, that the word of God was placed inside Mary, and she became pregnant.
Now what now what we have what we have a problem with Reverend,
what we have a problem with is this paganistic concept that God has a mother and God got a daughter. Now that means God is locked in on both sides by Mary,
Goddess, Mary's God's mother on one hand, and then she's God's daughter, on the other hand, now, that's the problem with anybody. That seems to be some incestuous relationship that
Well, listen, let me say this to you, if you will, sort of like, if you're sort of irritated by me, by your thinking that I said that Mary's impregnated by God, I take that away. And so so you have that. But you yourself said to everybody here that Mary is considered to be the mother of God, and also the daughter of God, we say we reject that. Now, you can rent your own Hall and give your own speech. And then I'll ask questions to you in another time. Can I just say, okay, because there's more questions I get this, I simply wanted you to clear the allegation of God impregnated Mary, john that would agree that question about how Mary's mother pregnant another time, thank you.
Okay. We want to think we want to thank our friend, and, and no aspersions meant to the Catholic Church at all, just a matter of concepts. Thank you very much. We asked the Lord to bless and to guide all of the people, especially those non Muslims that came out here and listen to our lecture for those who wish to meet with me afterwards. I think there's some special provision to do so. May Allah bless and guide everyone salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah. Please the handles and farming guys.
Did you know that suicide is among the three leading causes of death in the western developed world? I said, the western developed world
was the center assemblance. And the trappings
are the most preeminent
after all this time,
and the people walk away from that grave.
What about that person in the grave? What's happening?
Because you know, and I know that death is almost like sleeping.
That's the only theologically and historically adequate position with respect to Jesus to recognize him, not only as a prophet Allah, certainly that, but as himself, the divine Son of God
had argued that a failure within Islam to recognize Jesus as the divine Son of God has significant consequences for Muslim faith and practice. And you show us please, the historical evidence of a tampering or forgery that was time messy, that the entire Christian world was duped without question. It was in the past throughout church history, we've always had controversies
We've had people who have denied certain parts of the speeches, and they have historically recorded marcion in the second century denied the Old Testament as a Christian and certain parts of the New Testament, there was a controversy. People have posted writings were written argument debate back and forth. Here we find no such historical evidence or manuscript evidence of forgeries from the church fathers, from the councils that were held in nicea, whether in the fourth century or the fifth century? Or is it taken from the mouth of Jesus Christ Himself, and this is what we want to discuss. We believe that Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ and immaculate model, a pure woman, but
not a woman who herself was God, nor venerated, to be worshipped, nor giving birth to a god man, man, God, three gods, or someone to be worshipped, but that she gave birth, as God ordered her to do so. And that Jesus was like the version of Adam. Only it was less complicated. Adam had no father, no mother, at least Jesus had a mother.
If a man goes into the store down the street, and the Muslim is selling hot on demand, so what you're doing brothers?
This is fancy Are you selling?
This alcohol you're selling?
This has nicer gambling that you doing? You're facilitating for what his?
What you're doing brothers? Are you standing on the corner selling drugs? What are you doing? They tell him, you don't get it, we shoot you to.
And for our young people that are in the streets.
We don't like you to be in the streets.
We don't like who you're with in the streets. We don't like what you're doing in the streets. We don't like what it does to the image of Islam, but we love you.
We love you. You are the sons of Islam and the daughters of Islam and the future of Islam and inshallah to Allah among you, there is an apple vote, and there's 100
is that there is no question a human being can ask about life.
any aspect of life but the Quran has given the answer.
Not only is the Quran given an answer, but the Quran has directed towards an example, that illustrates for us that example that that ends.
At this point, now my advice for you is that what you should continue to do is you should move on from that 1315 year old experience, to the experience where you are right now and understand that there's a whole nother stage. There's no ceiling on this issue he saw didn't bring no ceiling. He brought a ticket. And the Holy Spirit that you're talking about that was Gabriel.
So we're not followers of Gabriel. We're followers of that next prophet that also jabril came to and brought that scripture, you should read the quote and you should read the life of the Prophet peace and blessings upon them and not be afraid of it.
Okay, and by doing so, you may find out that the natural progression of where you are right now is Islam. That's just my advice to
myself and look at it not for its content. Look at the quality the Christmas. Look at the advancement. Look at the graphics. Look at the color. Listen to the sound,
and for the Muslims.
Go to the bookstores and see what's available there. inferior treasure.
So the Kufa they are making the investment to make trash superior. But the Muslims, they're not making any investment to make the treasure.
Better than the trash.