Channel: Khalid Yasin
do Muslim Brothers,
and respected guests, from the non Muslims who are seeking to understand
the purpose of life.
My species concerning
the purpose of life,
as I always mentioned is simply
a means of communication.
it's a very powerful, critical,
And before I enter the main point of the topic, let me first ask you
a question that may stimulate your minds.
Now many of you are and most of you
leaders in your own fields,
sophisticated human beings.
But did you ever ask yourself the question, or a set of questions?
Do you know why you are here on this earth?
And when you die? And of course, there's nobody that has any doubt, regardless of what persuasion, what denomination,
what gender, what background, what church?
What religion system ideology, or Islam that you belong to, there's no doubt
that everybody in this room, one day will die.
Now, if there's anyone that has a doubt about that,
then you're the only one that doesn't have to answer the question. What is the purpose of life?
Because you may be able to circumvent the consequences, or the responsibility of that question.
no one has any doubt about death.
For if the benefactor of life, the cause of life,
the creator of life,
the owner of life,
is that source of life had no other power over the creatures that have life death
would be enough evidence.
Where's your destination? I don't mean where you leave him from here.
But where's your destination?
You don't know where you came from? You say you were born. I mean before that.
Where's your destination?
Think about this question
and ponder it seriously.
As we continue this presentation
now in the world that we live in, there are many beliefs, many religions, many philosophies that have been offered to satisfy or respond to this question, because human beings are the only creatures on the earth or in the heavens.
Of course, we're speaking about
based on scientific fact,
we're not talking about
Metro Goldwyn Mayer
or Steven Spielberg,
or Disneyland, they have some other philosophies that they will give us the indication to believe.
But until now, there is no scientific evidence, that there are any other creatures in the heavens of Earth, who has the intellect or the faculties or the capacity of human beings.
And because of the faculties that human beings are endowed with,
they have the exclusive ability,
to think and feel
and to say, I me,
and to express what we call ego,
no other creatures have disability.
However, we know that that even that ability is limited.
Because when the human being is a child, there is less ego.
And as the human being becomes older, there is even less ego.
The height of the human beings ego is at the height, of their strength, their development, their endowment, what they have what they call strength, possession.
But it lasts only an afternoon.
That afternoon might be in some cases, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years, 60 years, 80 years.
But inevitably, the years of the human being passes quickly.
And as the Quran says,
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And we created God says he created by his own power, the human being and gave him or her the faculties perfect balance, complete faculties of intellect,
intelligence, seeing, hearing, feeling, taste, touch, thinking, as the apparatus of the body,
we gave the human being a complete
set of faculties, that is created that human being with a mold
tomorrow that now has philosophy, but after that, after giving them and down that human being with that perfect set of faculties for model that now as far as feeding, then we return him or her to the lowest of the low.
They lose eyesight, they lose to hearing
they lose the smell, they lose the touch, they lose the taste, they lose and depreciate even the physical composition. That is what the court said 15 almost 1500 years ago, is this the case? It is
is only human beings that have the ability to think feel, imagine and explore,
to propose and to determine.
These human beings have over their period of recorded history developed and put forward many different concepts and answers.
And many writers, poets, sages, philosophers, prophets, and messengers, these to be upon all of those prophets and messengers have come to tell us you and I
What is the purpose of life
Now to be literary.
We need to define life
as it applies to the universe.
And we don't mean to define life universally, because we cannot. It's too wide of a subject. It's too far and we haven't explored that much.
The time that man has been on this earth, man has come to discover a few things.
But relative to the size of the universe, man hasn't covered even a pin drop.
But man has discovered a few things about himself, his environment and the world.
So, let us define life as it applies to the human being, his society and his environment.
And then let us consider the purpose of our existence in disrespect.
Generally, we find in the dictionaries, the following definition of human life.
One, the phenomena of existence,
the phenomenon This means something which is unsolved,
unknown, profound, and scientific facts, yet have to be able to explain it phenomena. Another word for phenomena is called miracle.
The phenomena of existence as it applies to one biological development to social dynamics, three psychological and mental processes, for the interdependence and interaction with the external environment. And finally, the complete synchronization of the many micro and macro systems that support human existence and the universe as we know it. Isn't that a profound definition?
Next, let us define the word purpose. Because we said life, now let's define purpose.
Purpose means objective,
significance, meaning, Target,
mission, reality, its purpose.
With these general definitions, let us surf the web.
Let us approach our topic,
the purpose of life now,
and our discussion, the purpose of life. Let's keep it all in context. What do we want to do? We want to know that as human beings,
what is our objective?
in respect to why are we here? And where are we going?
And who is our benefactor? Who or what is our common benefactor that is responsible for us being here, because when we define that, then we know who we are accountable to,
is very simple. Those of you who work on a job and you are not the boss, you understand the issue of subordination.
And those of you who work on jobs, and you are the bosses, you also understand accountability, and you exercise it.
Now, some facts that we need to think about and talk about the creation of the world
is the creation of this world, in all of its complex forms is the result of the thinking of human beings. I asked you, yes or no?
Yes or no.
I just want to make sure we're in consensus here.
Another fact man is the most sophisticated creature in the known and explored universe.
Now we heard about et.
But there is no evidence, no scientific evidence, with all the theories and sightings of
extraterrestrial beings and sophisticated
civilizations outside of this universe, that Star Trek
has come in contact with.
It hasn't been documented.
Until now, man is the most sophisticated creature
in the known unexplored universe. Therefore, if he is the most sophisticated, just like the boss on the job, he is the most What? responsible
that there are inherent laws, both physical and metaphysical, that govern the universe and also government.
And to make sure that we're not getting too abstract
law is as simple as what you witness.
If you go to the top of a building,
male or female, rich or poor, of any color, you go to the top of the building and lean over. You are witnessing the phenomenon of law.
It comes in the form of fear and apprehension. But it's the law of falling.
Because you will not be able to deny gravity.
And if you cannot deny gravity, you also know that falling from a distance will cause you some home trauma. That's a law that's inherent. Another simple law is that if you are a functional human being, and you eat and drink, you will also from time to time have to use the toilet.
All human beings, no matter who they are, how smart they are. Keep this in mind, no matter how arrogant they are, what kind of clothes they wear, what kind of talk they talk, what kind of weapons they have. They're all just human beings.
When you know that, you can still deal with them and keep everything in context, because some of them would lead you to think that they're different.
Everyone, and everything in this life will inevitably be subjected to erosion, depreciation, annihilation, and death, everything.
And as we sit here, everyone here is getting older,
another day towards death. You can call it older, but it's a little closer towards death.
And even as we say, here,
it's already there. We say now.
So ready, then.
So even present is something that eludes us. We only know the present by virtue of how the sun moves, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years. And we wouldn't know that if we didn't watch the calendar, or the clock.
It's called time.
We also know that the earth is equipped with a perfectly balanced environment for the existence of human life. And that until now,
was all of man's instrument as instrumentalization was all of man's sophistication with all of his exploration. Man has yet to find another planet, or star
within his reach, that has an environment suitable for human life. Isn't that ironic?
The earth is what planet from the sun.
The third planet, isn't it?
If it was a fourth planet, it would be too cold. for human life wouldn't it
would not harness service human life. If it was the second planet, it would burn up. Human beings could not live they would suffocate from the heat.
But the Earth's atmosphere is maintained and balanced perfectly from where it is, if it was just
five miles closer to the sun of five miles away from the sun, it would fall out of its orbit, and we would all die or disintegrate. Who keeps the earth in that perfect balance in orbit and who put that Earth there and who put the ecosystem around the earth so that everything on the earth would complement it and also serve human beings who did that.
The intelligence of human beings is specially designed and endowed for administration.
accountability, organization, development of technology and industry. So it's no
accident that human beings build things,
that human beings are able to figure out things, from the time that they rub sticks together and find and is able to build a fire.
From the time they were able to find out they can float on the water, or fly in the air,
or produce their basic needs such as growing things. From the beginning man learned that he had the intellect to implement, improvise, create design.
But one of the unique things that man should always keep in mind, whatever he's able to invent, design, engineer, improvise, create, it's always from something isn't it?
Always from something
can man create anything, design anything, maintaining anything?
engineer anything, from nothing, with no materials? No, he cannot.
Throughout the recorded history of humanity, there have been outstanding personalities for the last at least 5000 years that is
2000 years since Jesus Christ and 3000 years before Jesus Christ, the son of married for 5000 recorded years they have been human beings came calling themselves prophets, messengers.
Most of you, and most of all human beings, whether from China, or from Africa, or from Europe, or from Asia, or from America, North or South America or anywhere in the world. They know the names of these human beings, because they were outstanding human beings, extraordinary human beings, at their time, because of their behavior and their impact upon society.
Men like Noah,
men like Solomon, David, Jacob, Isaac,
john the baptist, Jesus Christ, the son of Mary and
Mohammed, bin Abdullah, is a blessing be upon all of them. These extraordinary human beings over a period of 5000 years stand out from all other human beings. Now they will not industrialists
they will not professors of universities, they will not sophisticated in terms of their academia. But it was the commitment to human behavior and their insistence upon worshipping only God.
The common message was this whole phenomenon, man
in his his environment, man, and his challenge and his drama, man, the life that's given to him man and his responsibility. Man is the beneficiary of whom?
God all those prophets said that, that doesn't matter which one of those prophecies Do you prefer above the other doesn't matter.
They all said the same thing that came at different times different places to different people, but they all said the same thing, man.
Think about your life
and what gift has been given to you? It is God that gave it to you. And you are responsible to acknowledge the one that gave you this gift. This is what these prophets and messengers said.
and worship God Almighty God without any partners, diversities associates, without any idols without any pagan practices for God wants you to recognize him, worship them and conform and obey directly.
through education, worship and the acceptance of global moralities.
Human beings are able to establish civilized behavior. Now that's the very important point.
Now one of the global globally accepted
moralities is that one should not take the life of another without justification isn't that a global morality,
one should not take the property of another.
One should not covet the wife, husband of another.
One should not slander, one should not
One should not do these things, these are called Global behaviors, one should act decently towards their fellow man. These are called Global behaviors for if you go to China, if you go to Africa, here in Australia, if you go to Europe, if you go to Russia, you go to anywhere, there are what they call globally accepted codes of conduct.
No matter what religion they are, or no religion at all, they still observe these globally established codes of conduct, we call them good and bad. Because if that were not the case, there would be no way to establish what is good, and there will be no way to establish what is bad. And people who thought whatever they thought was good, would have their people and the people who thought whatever was good on another side would have their people and there will be wars just based upon the perception of good was not based upon the perception of good wars are based upon the perception of personal interest.
But good and bad is well established. Male and female used to be clear.
Sky on earth is clear.
water and ice are clear. Salt and pepper are clear.
They are some very clearly established radicals, differences that even animals recognize. But humans when their faculties become clouded or distorted, they are the only creatures that forget these radicals.
Because things that animals don't do humans, when their sense of morality becomes distorted. They do what animals don't do.
I want you to consider
the complex organization of this universe and think to yourself, good man or group of men had anything to do with it. I think you answered before, absolutely not.
I want you to consider the phenomenal diversity of the earth systems and its environment. Think for a moment, think about the mountains, some which have never been climbed.
Think about the oceans.
That man has been able to build machines to cover deserts that man has been able to build machines to cover but still
the ecosystem, the atmosphere,
the stratosphere, the ionosphere.
Think about the atmosphere, just our universe, which is a small universe
within the Milky Way,
and Milky Way is a very small galaxy and the Andromeda and Andromeda is only one of millions or billions clusters. Think about that. How then, significance is man how significant is the human being?
When we think about this vastness,
think about the recently discovered characteristics of the Microsystems existing within substance itself. That is, it has been discovered recently that the atom is not the smallest
part of substance. Now there are what micro atoms isn't it?
There's something now called the quarks.
They say which is a millionth of an atom a split of a millionth of an atom.
And now we have discovered that every part of creation that has been discovered is inside of a drop of water.
What the Quran already said that to us 1500 years ago, that we created everything in every single thing from water. The Quran said that.
Think about the anatomy of the human being and the intricate and complicated systems that are necessary for its functioning
that you and I
We can only go, maybe 28 days without water, and then we die.
That you and I, if we are put in a room, and we are fed and giving water and everything of support, but no one to talk to, we will go crazy and we will die. Because we're social beings. And without somebody to communicate with, we will go crazy and die
Think about the anatomy of the human body and its complicated systems that are necessary for its functioning. Think about the kidneys.
Think about the brain. Think about the tone.
How is it that a person catches a stroke? And when they catch a stroke, they lose the ability to taste?
How much would they pay? How much would they pay just to be able to taste the apple?
Think about the stomach. And when a person catches cancer of some sort, and is unable to digest their food and has a bag outside of their body, what would they pay to have that repaired?
Think about the lungs.
Think about the skin, how it functions, how it breathes how it intakes.
Think about the fingers. Think about the 360 joints of the body how they function.
Just think about all the different functions and phenomenons of the human body that man is still discovering. And if he has to investigate, research and discover certainly he did not create himself, isn't it clear?
Think about the discoveries of forensic science, genetic research, laser technology, quantum physics, atomic and nuclear energy, fiber optics, global telecommunications and medical research. And still man lives like an animal.
Man has not come up with a formula to be able to deal harmoniously with other human beings and to resolve differences without slaughtering the rest of his human beings. Man still hasn't come up with that ability.
Think about the many food substances and the Aqua marine substances that make up the common air that we breathe every second and minute of our lives and the many sources of fundamental energy that human civilization depends upon think about the many different types of energy that the human being needs just to live.
Tell me, how is all of this possible without a power and an intelligence outside of the universe and the human phenomena? At this point, I'd like my brother to recite a few verses from the Quran. And I just want you to be patient because when we give a proof from the Quran, we want you to hear the medicine.
Now you won't know what he's saying right away because it's an Arabic. But out of respect for the revelation. I want him to recite it then I'm going to translate it for you because it's relative to my topic.
Amina shavon yamaji
Well, hello, gentlemen.
any one former robot
bellina today can
I want to remind you or tell you
that this revelation the Quran,
was revealed 14 124 years ago
to an illiterate, that means
who had no schooling,
a man born in the desert,
chosen by Almighty God to receive a revelation, a man like Jesus, a man like john the baptist, a man like Zachary, a man like Isaac, a man like
his smile, a man like Moses, a man like Abraham, a man like Noah, a man like Adam alayhis, salaam, peace of blessing be upon him, a man, a messenger, and a prophet.
Now this quote,
that he recited, is recited by 1.4 billion people in the world, and memorize from cover to cover 6626 verses,
by literally millions of Muslims, not a few, but millions. And it is the ambition of every Muslim, to have a son or a daughter in their life, that memorizes this entire book.
So it's not a phenomenon, except that this book was memorized and preserved in the life of the one that received it from God. And in his lifetime, it was memorized, and it was retained and never change, and intact. Until now.
Look what it says.
I gave you some statistics. And the basis of it was from the court. And
the Quran says, and assigned for them
is the dead Earth
is brought back to life.
from it springs,
fruits and grains of all kinds, which they eat.
And we placed there in gardens and palm trees and vines, and cause them to burst forth there in some springs that come from the ground, that man doesn't control himself.
And then he creates this industry
that they may eat of the fruit created by God, and their hands have not produced it at all. So will they be grateful?
Exalted is He who created all life in pairs. So the Quran establishes that everything in life, everything in life has been created in pairs, while the plants were the animals were the insects, whether fish or bacteria. Has science ratified that, that everything in life has been created in pairs? Yes, you could answer that 1424 years ago. And of course, the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon he wasn't a botanist.
He wasn't a geologist.
He didn't have a microscope. He had no way of knowing that the only way a human being 1424 years I could no that is to the help and inspiration of the one who is the creator from the beginning.
Because that fact that everything has been created and Pass was only discovered 78 years ago.
Exalted is He, Almighty God who created all things in pairs from what the earth grows and from themselves the human beings
From that, which they do not know, that means here the Quran is establishing that there are some creatures,
maybe micro creatures that are also created in pairs that the human being doesn't know about.
And assigned for them as the night that we extract from the light of the day. That is the phenomena itself that we have now discovered from going out of space. When we go out in space, we realize that the night we realized that the day is extracted from the night, not the night from the day, we realized that night is first and day a second. Although we say day night,
we realized now that time has really inverted but you have to go out in space to be able to see it.
That's why in Australia, we're sitting here at 930 in the evening, isn't it?
In London, it is now 1030 in the morning, but yesterday.
And in America, it's 530 in the morning yesterday.
But we just discovered that dimension of time recently, didn't we?
We didn't know that before. But the Quran is establishes that, because listen to this.
And the sun runs its own course, towards its stopping point. And that is the determination of the Exalted in Might the knowing and the moon we have determined for it phases until it returns appear in like a date stock. Now think about it.
Here the Quran has established that the sun runs its course, along with its other bodies which carries it what bodies as a sun carry with it. It's nine planets Is that correct?
based upon the movement of the Sun and the planets around it, we establish what time isn't it?
And based upon the movement of the moon around the Earth, we establish what another set of time
now how is it the Quran established this 1424 years ago, while the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him? He didn't have any
He didn't know that. He could only have known that through the aid and the assistance of revelation or inspiration from the one who created
the Quran says it is not allowed Listen to this.
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It is not allowed for
the sun to reach the moon that is to outstrip it.
No as it allowed
for the night to overtake the day, but each one of them swims along and its own law and orbit. When was that established?
How long was it that Copernicus gave us a theory that man was in the center of the universe Did you remember that?
That man was the center of the universe. We know now that man is not the center of the universe at all.
But 1424 years ago, the Koran established
that the sun cannot outstrip the moon. And the night cannot outstrip the day, but each one of them are engaged in a pre determined law and audit is the Quran.
The brothers and sisters,
all of this is to establish in your mind, all of this dialogue, all of this evidence, all of this proof is to clearly establish and everybody's mind here that you and I know all of us together know all the human beings in other places throughout the earth. None of us individually in doubt, unimed out intelligent or unintelligent, educated or otherwise rich or poor, black or white, male or female. None of us are benefactors, who's the benefactor
who's the benefactor?
God, the Almighty, the creator, your Lord, my lord. This was established by those prophets and messengers, those extraordinary human beings that I spoke about a few moments ago, that was already established. I didn't need to come here and established it. I just need to come here and remind you of that.
Now those extraordinary human beings were the ones that came to tell other human beings who thought at that time that they were somewhat sophisticated, isn't as you know, this is unique about humans at every age,
Even 5000 years ago, they thought they were modern.
At every age, human beings no matter what stage of development they're at, they think that they're modern and more sophisticated than others. This the nature of human beings, yet, all of them
don't seem to ponder on the fact that they're only here for a moment.
And some of them during the moment that they're here, they become so arrogant.
They begin to say that we we, we are the owners. We are the peacekeepers. We are the organizers. We are the administrators, we are the ones who created ourselves, determine for ourselves, legislate for ourselves and others, and we own everything, and we determine everything. Isn't that some people say that? You either with us?
No, give man don't give Matt a few tools that he can use a few things that he can throw off some missiles that he can shoot, he really becomes arrogant then.
Well, you know, when Moses
when he went to Pharaoh,
Abraham, when he went to Pharaoh,
peace and blessings be upon when Abraham went to Pharaoh,
and talk to Pharaoh, Pharaoh, Joe Abraham, why should I worship your God? Why? I have command over life and death.
Anybody I want to die will die. Anybody I want to live with live
with Abraham say to Pharaoh,
what did he say to him?
If you really got some power,
the one you're the one that to kill, bring him back to life.
The one you kill, bring him back to life if you got power. And if you got some power.
When the sun sets in the west, you cause the rise and make it set in the east.
Was Pharaoh able to do that? He wasn't able to do that then. And the pharaohs today can't do it today.
Because throughout the span of man's interaction with man, there has always been the confrontation between the arrogant, the worldly, the bows for
those who feel that they are the owners, the administrators, the materialists.
It's always been that confrontation between the materialists and the faithful, the prophets of God, whom I mentioned some of their names, they will always the godly, the faithful.
The people having faith and belief, knowing that this world and all its tangible resources are the result of whose command God
knows people who are godless, mindless, heedless, arrogant, rebellious, wanting to own everything, wanting to expand from their place throughout the world, and even control everything in the world and even want to control out of space. And look how, look how God send science. And that man doesn't seem to want to heat it. Did you know that?
The space exploration project that
the USSR or they don't call it that anymore? It's called now the Soviet Union or the Soviet states. They got it now they change the name Didn't they change the currency? I think they're in bed in bed with capitalists now I think.
Anyway, the the Russian or they call themselves Russians now. Right? So the Russian American space exploration project that has now expanded itself to include the State of Israel was wonderful. That's a nice addition.
Well, they will had a very ambitious space exploration project that included building What do you call it that you look up in the sky and see it at night?
Yeah, the space station
So they will build in a space station.
So that they would be able to establish in the heavens of place to prove to us that there is no god up here.
And that they would build a new frontier that was Star Trek and his peoples called it.
And through the Robert tronics,
they will create a new race of slaves that will serve them from outer space spy on those on the earth and control the whole heavens and earth, they lead us to believe that
one after this last failure,
this recent failure
that they don't speak about anymore, this tragedy,
this $56 million dollar project $56 billion project,
keep this in mind $56 billion of your tax dollars and mine
is frozen paralyzed the whole project.
And you've got people up there at that space station that will die because they gotta have regular flights back and forth just to support them. And they don't have any flights right now. And they don't expect to have any more for at least 10 months.
So God has shown them just through one sign.
That's not where man belongs.
That's not the environment where man is supposed to live, multiplied, develop or control.
And let me tell you another little aspect of that space station project, they were developing a theory that they could take people that are in prisons, or people that they considered to be dysfunctional, or without any real use, and they could transport them to the space station and just put them in orbit.
That was the plan that 12 years from now, they would transfer major prison populations up there and create prison colonies where they would produce things there, but they would be in orbit so they wouldn't have to worry about them escaping.
Man Man is something
now those prophets and messengers, they had their task, and what was their task, their task was coming to these kinds of people then and also now the godly people today have the same task to come to those people. Now they say to them that Don't you know that God is the benefactor of the heavens and the earth? And everything that is in it? Don't you know that?
Now, how do we know that there's a God?
And how do we know that there's a creator, that whom should be worshipped?
Well, let me give you a proverb.
man came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam peace and blessings be upon him and asked him a similar question. And out of a Bedouin, because he's a simple people. He came to the prophet to Laos and with the question, how do we know that there's a God? Or how do we know that there's a creator whom should be worshipped? Let me tell you what the prophet, that illiterate Prophet, that unlettered Prophet, that simple man, that messenger and prophet of God, let me tell you what he said. He said, The presence of dung is the evidence that a camel was here.
The presence of dung is the evidence that a camel was here.
The footprints in the sand is the evidence that a person was here.
And the evidence of the earth and all the planets of proof that the same one or some great power has placed them where they are.
That's what the prophet said.
was good enough that Adam and is good enough for me.
Why should we not consider the theories of natural selection or the Big Bang or the concept of perpetual evolution as plausible evidence for the existence of the world or creation or universe, because none of these theories can deny the fact that macro and micro systems are arranged, fixed, portioned, measured, determined, limited, synchronized and given distinct characteristics and parameters that they cannot go beyond or
Secondly, the fact that they have such predictable and recognizable characteristics, allow for man to study, reflect, perform research that enables him that is man to reach scientific conclusions and apply certain technological instruments that provide benefit or substantiation to the evolution of his social environment. That's the facts. That's why that these plausible these concepts of evolution, natural selection, or pre determined evolution are not plausible.
The other consideration is that whatever position that you want to arrive at you or I, concerning a divine creator, and Almighty God, one thing is for certain,
we cannot deny
that all of us exist, do we exist?
If you agree with me, that we all exist, that we're all here, I mean, I think everybody believes that we're all here.
We're all here.
And we are being that we are subsisting and being sustained through a unique balance of environmental phenomena.
That we are not the Office of, than someone, some great power is has to be, must be the author and responsible for all of this.
Now those prophets and messengers, all of them, profound men.
They all said to their people, that
there is no God,
except Almighty God, that means there's nothing to be worshipped. Nothing to be obeyed, nothing to be adored, nothing to be bowed down to nothing to subordinate to accept.
The O'Malley that's what they said. And they said, that, that Lord and creator not only has designed to heavens in the earth, not only has put laws in the earth, but has also created a legislation of morality and a system for a human beings to live. Because would you think that as a parent, that you work as hard as you do?
pursue your own education and your own career, and build a house or buy a house and have a family and then you have children? And you don't create an environment? Or you don't set down any ethics or any code of behavior for your children, don't you?
I mean, even though some children think that it shouldn't be otherwise, I think most people, most parents feel that they have a right to establish law, principle, ethics and behavior inside their home, don't you?
What do you think that you have more right to establish law and ethics and behavior, and a system of what comes and goes in your own home, but that the Creator of the heavens and the earth in the environment that you live in this vast universe, that you see and witness and depend upon that the creator or the benefactor of that would not do the same?
those prophets and messengers said that the Almighty
has given to man,
to submit to surrender, a system by which to recognize God, a system by which to conform to God, a system by which to worship God, and we call that system religion, but that's not
a comprehensive word. When we say religion, we think that's something we do on Sunday or Friday or Saturday, or sometimes.
We say religion, we think that's something that we do only for God when we get afraid, or we get broke.
Or when we get drunk The next day, oh my god.
See, when you say religion, it has a limited preconditioning type of word. But when you say system, that everybody can relate to systems now, if it's only financial system, you can relate to that.
system means comprehensive system means an app or apparatus, something that functions that everybody depends upon something that needs to be maintained, something that is set, something that has a criteria, something that is predictable, something that everybody can look at and function and be a part of. That's a system
below the systems that man but his mind has made
Don't you think that the creator would have a system better than that?
Man has made a camera. Look at the eye.
Man has made a computer, look at the brain.
Man has made nuclear plants.
Look at the heart.
Man has created apparatuses to do different chemical analysis. Look at the kidneys.
Man has created all kinds of instruments to remember to detect to do forensics. Look how the human body functions. And so does man think that he can keep records on other men and on the world and maintain history historical records, this man thinks that he can do all of that, but the one that created him can't keep tracks on him.
This man think that he can be accountable or that others are accountable to him that he can govern you men, government, that he can govern you men, that he can create government but that the Creator who has made the heavens and earth does not have the ability to hold us accountable.
The prophets and messengers of Almighty God
said to those at that time to their people, that the system in front of the Creator starts with submission.
Submission means peace and peace is a part of prosperity.
How can a human being have peace with another human being? How can a peace process move forward? How we can find a solution a peaceful solution? How can nations have peace together when they are at war with God?
being at war with God is like being at war with your own conscious.
being at war with God is like denying your father and mother.
being at war with God is like denying yourself telling yourself that you are not who you are.
Islam as a system of faith
is that system. That is the natural progression of all the prophets and all their messages and all their behaviors that culminated in the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him that culminated in this quote, and that culminated in the system which is called Islam. It is a system
of morality is the system of consciousness is a system of discipline. It is a system recognizing laws that regulate human conduct.
Islam is a system of social balance. Islam is a system of integration. Islam is a system
that creates balance between the individual and the society that means balance between individual interests and the interests of the society. Because to have peace and harmony in a society, that has got to be what a balance between individual interests and
social interest, Islam as a religion of peace, Islam as a religion of pure monotheism, because
if we were each of us to worship, a God of our own, let's call the God of our own, if you want to call that God of your own yourself.
So everybody picks out a God of their own. Therefore, each of us will have our own law,
our own sense of right and wrong, how could we possibly agree? It could never happen. But if all of us acknowledge that there's one benefactor and one God, one creator, even if some of us were bad, and some of us were good, but we all established that there's one creator, we will still have a way to reach what we call arbitration and adjudication, isn't it?
There will still be some law,
Islam as a system of social equality, that is,
there's no inequality between male and female in Islam. Men are men and women are women. Women are not the same as men. They are the same in the sight of God. They have the same sanctity, they have the same rights
in the sight of God, but men and women are not the same. They are similar but they're not the same.
The anatomy is different, even if they want to exchange pots.
Still, a provides a psychological problem.
When you find a male or female that has had a sex change
They also need a psychological change.
It doesn't work.
Male and female are similar human beings from the same soul.
From the same soul they were created, but they're not the same. They have a different psychology, they have a different anatomy, and they have a different destiny and function in the society.
A balanced, natural, normal, healthy family society will admit that and apply that.
Although the Supreme Court of the United States and the House of Lords, the House of Commons, whatever they call them in Great Britain, and I don't know, what did you call it here? But in the western civilization's, now they accept that somehow another a healthy family can be two women that married to men that marry and adopt children. They call it a nuclear family with a sound like
Islam says, That's unacceptable to God.
Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, john the baptist, Jesus Christ, all the prophets of God, who came from God with a pure message, they said, that is wrong, that is ungodly, that is immoral. Now, I believe them.
I don't believe that human beings that ignore them. And the result of those that don't heed the message of those profits is disease, the pharmacy imbalance, this function disparagement, inevitably despair, suicide. That's what happens to those kinds of people check their lives out in the long run.
It doesn't work.
Islam is the system that encourages and promotes knowledge and science. Islam as a system that strikes the balance between individualism and socialism, Islam eliminates religious excess and ritualistic innovation, Islam as a religion which is against religious intolerance and extremism. We cannot say that a person is we can say a Muslim is we can say a person is a Muslim extremists are Christian, extremist, Muslim criminal, a Jewish criminal or Christian criminal, we could say that. But we cannot say that Islam is an extremist religion, because Islam, by definition means a law that Almighty God is established for equity between the human beings, which is surrender, and submission
to His will. And God is not an extremist.
And we cannot indict Jesus Christ, for what Jim Jones did.
We cannot indict Jesus Christ, for what Charles Manson did. And he said he was the coming back of Christ. We cannot indict Jesus Christ for what Hitler did. We cannot indict Jesus Christ for what Timothy McVeigh did, then how can we indict Islam for what perhaps some Muslims do?
It's only fair. What's good for the goose? is good for the gander. You heard that before? What's good for you? has to be good for me to be equitable. You can't say one thing for Muslims. And another thing for Christians, that's not fair. I haven't heard any headlines, although all of the murder. As a matter of fact,
I was wondering why
Catholic priests, Cardinals, bishops that are very close, I mean, exceptionally close to the poll
56, who are convicted pedophiles and have been pedophiles convicted over a protracted period of time, none of them will call Christian criminals.
Yet they were.
They were endowed and entrusted with the lives of young children whom they corrupted over a protracted period of time. It wasn't like a few weeks, I mean, like 3040 years. That's like the fox being in a chicken house for 40 years.
And it's not even really been the chicken house. It's been the
Chicken Deep House
but not one headline said Christian criminals. As a matter of fact, they doctored it up as if they needed some kind of psychological help. It was low mistake and we just need to work this thing out a little bit and
that's not an indictment against Christianity. This is not an indictment against the Vatican. Those are just some people who were entrusted with religious sanctity
but the nature of human beings
to fall into traps like that when they fool themselves about something called celibacy, it don't even exist
Don't even try to be celibate Don't even try to tell me that
it's something you doing the balance that out.
Now, Islam is a real religion. Islam says no celibacy.
Whether you want to be a Muslim minister, or you want to be a woman that is wanting to give himself to God, you still need a husband.
If you want to make a family
that's what Islam says. Because Islam is a religion of clear moral social balance and rationale.
Islam is a religion of pure and wholesome moral principles. Yes, in Islam, alcohol, drugs, fornication, adultery, gambling, illicit sex, sodomy,
pornography, all of this is considered to be immoral and unlawful, straightforward. Islam says, We don't dilly dally about, we have to do no voting about it.
It's not a matter of individuality.
567 million abortions in Islam is considered to be murder.
That's what we call it. That's what the Quran calls it. A life that you do not own, you do not have a right to take because you made a mistake.
If you wanted to have free sex, you should know when you get pregnant that is not free.
Islam is a religion of research, development and progress. Islam is a religion of high culture, and the development of human civilization, what do we want as Muslims?
We want to invite people towards respecting themselves, building a high relationship with Almighty God through the behavior of the prophets of God, through following the law of God, and building a fraternity of godly people, whether they be black or white, or yellow, or red from the east, or the West, or male or female.
Whether they are rich or poor, a global fraternity of godly people who will do what use the book of God and the example of God's prophet to resolve their problems wheresoever they are.
And yes, if you live in America, in the south, if you like to eat fried chicken, that's okay. You can keep that culture.
We don't have to all eat the same food. We don't all have to dress in the same clothes. We don't all have to speak the same language. We all as human beings just need to do what use the law of God, and the example of his prophets and our worship and our godliness, to establish relationships between each other. This is the proposition of Islam. The proposition of Islam is the first acknowledge God after acknowledging God, adopt God's law between us. And after that worship God, so you adopt morality and decency, this is the proposition
that will you and I can find you and I can discover and you and I can maintain the purpose of life.
Islam is a system with built in answers. Islam is a system that has solutions to human problems.
Islam is a system that addresses the misery of mankind, the degradation of mankind, the debasement of mankind, the problems and the tragedies of
Mankind because if a system of life cannot address those problems,
it is not suited to be called a universal system.
Islam is a system that reconciles the relationship between man and God, between man and women, in between man and man,
human beings. Islam is a system that sets down contracts of behavior, whether in marriage, whether in business, or in worship, and does not separate these things into compartments. It's all under the law of God. And according to the behavior of his prophets, Islam is able to fulfill all of this because unlike other religions, other systems, and other Phyllis philosophical ideologies, or isms, it has, Islam has one, comprehensive and unchanged scripture.
The only system of life in the world that has a comprehensive and unchained system, since it was revealed and is memorized,
was memorized in the time of the one whom it was revealed to, has been memorized by millions since that time.
And the proof is that there are some sitting here that have memorized all 6626 verses like it was memorized before. It is the only scripture from God
that has been retained as such. The proof of that is simple.
If all the Christians of the world, all the churches,
all the congregations all the individuals agreed one day to take all of their books and throw them in the ocean.
Just take all the Bibles and throw them in the ocean. And all the Muslims said we too, will take all our books, the court ons and throw them in the ocean.
The Christian Christians would not be able to produce another Bible.
Because they don't even agree today. What is the Bible?
The 354 different denominations.
All of them claim
43 different Bibles.
different books, different number verses, even Old and New Testaments.
And no one among the Christians, not one. Not one in the world can claim that they have memorized the whole Bible because they haven't agreed what is the whole Bible.
But there are millions of Muslims
maybe five or 10 just in this room who have memorized the entire Quran so that if we threw all the Quran, they just books with ink, of course we respected but we threw them all in the ocean.
We could bring 10 Muslims from 10 different countries that didn't know each other. And they can all stand here in this room right here and start from the beginning. I was with la humilis shaytan al rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen are rough Nana Rahim. Malik yo madein a yak and Buddha Yak and a Stein. Dino Serato Mr. Kim Serato Latina and I'm Tara am dubya am
Lin and then they can go to the last Sora also Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim could also be Robin ness Melaka ness, Isla Jimenez, Manisha riddle was worse in
the US with Sufi Dora ness Minar Did not you were not the first and the last and the 112 suitors in between and they would all agree and then of course on would come right back again.
The second demonstration of the superiority of Islam and its system of life is that Islam has
a human example. That is the most powerful thing because everybody wants to hero.
I don't mean that. I don't mean that that that long piece of bread with some meat and cheese in it that they have in America. That's that they call it a hero.
I mean, a hero means somebody that I look up to somebody I want to be like somebody I can imitate somebody that inspires me, somebody that can guide me somebody that I feel that my life could be like this. Everybody in the world was a hero.
already knows that about the human being. And so the human, Almighty God gave the human being over different periods of time heroes, but he called them prophets and messengers.
But those heroes, those prophets and messengers came to their own people.
Then after Jesus Christ, because he said, I'm gonna send you another hero,
I'm gonna send you a counselor. His name is the admirable one.
His name is the chosen. His name is the Praiseworthy, his name is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And Jesus said in that upper room, he told his companions, don't be afraid. I gotta go,
I have to leave. So be it.
After I leave, the comfort, the counselor that add, number one, he will come.
For if I don't leave, he cannot come.
That's what Jesus told him. You will know him because when he comes, He will not speak of himself.
But whatsoever he hears from God, that spelled he speak, what does that mean?
He will not come with his own words. He will not come with his own poetry with his own ego, but his own ideas with his own opinions, he will not come like that. But whatsoever he hears from God, that's what he will come with, hear from God means what what God reveals to him by what inspiration, Revelation. Second thing Jesus said, your hearts and your minds are not prepared for all the questions you have. So be it. When that counselor comes, he will relate all things to you in detail.
As the second thing he said about him.
The third thing he said, You will know him because when he comes, He will speak of me.
That's what he said.
And the false thing he said,
that which he hears from God
will remain with you for forever, knows the four conditions, not a Holy Ghost, or the angel Gabriel didn't fulfill those conditions. Certainly, Jesus Christ did not come back and fulfill those conditions himself.
So the question here is who what came after Jesus Christ that fulfills that prophecy?
Only one man?
First of all,
tell you that this book has in it, a chapter called marry. Now who is married?
who is married?
The mother of Jesus.
So if a book that Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, claims that he heard from God, he didn't say, this is from me, I'm bringing you guys a book that I wrote that I published that I want you to read. No, he said, I heard a revelation from God. The angel gabriel that visited all the other prophets brought me this revelation. So the characteristic characterization of this book is what he said, what he heard from God, did Jesus say that?
The second thing is, he said,
your hearts and your minds are not prepared. But when he comes, he will explain all things in detail. The Quran says early this is a book that explains all things in detail. As the second thing
that he also said, He will mention me.
The Quran has in it a chapter, which is called the sutra called millennium, the chapter called millennium. And in the chat, the millennium,
the birth of Mary, it mentioned first the mother of Mary, what's her name?
It mentions how Hannah prayed to God for a son, and that God gave her a girl.
And when she asked God, Oh, God, you gave me a child that I prayed for, but it's a girl. I cannot give her to the priests of the temple for her to become a priest. God said so be it. She will be one of the chiefs of the women in the hereafter.
Who is that woman? Marry, but God gave the Hannah the boy she
For her daughter, so God gave her a double gift gave a daughter that will be the chiefs of the women in the Hereafter, and gave her the son that she was asking for to her daughter, which was who?
Jesus Christ. And not only did God give her the sun through her daughter, but made her son, Christ, Jesus, the Messiah, who was born without a father, the Word of God, and the spirit given to marry from God.
The Quran says that.
So Jesus said, He will speak of me. Not only does the Quran speak of Hannah, not only does the Quran speak of Mary, not only just Quran speak of the Immaculate birth, the phenomenal birth, the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, but the Quran also talks about his miracles, how he healed the lepers, how he calls the blind to see how he calls the deaf to hear how he calls the dose, who couldn't speak, to speak, how he calls the dead, to be risen from the grave, how he fed the masses of 10,000, or more people from what seven loaves of bread and fish, and how he blew his breath into a clay pigeon, and caused it to fly how Jesus Christ did these miracles. God says, He did it by the
power of whom, himself or whom, by God, to call on does it confirm Jesus Christ. And fourthly, he said, it will remain with you forever. For it to remain with you forever. It has to be intact from the time it was revealed. It's the only book that was intact from the time that it was revealed.
So the natural progression of the life of Jesus, the natural progression of the love of Jesus and His message, the natural progression of the gospel of Jesus, the natural progression of the life, of all the prophets and the system given by all those prophets, the natural progression of that is
the Quran, the natural progression is Islam. And that human example is the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Let me leave you with this.
Just tie yourself down a little bit settled, good in your seat, someone asks you a question.
The Quran says,
certainly, there is for you, human beings and believers in the Messenger of God, Mohammed sallallahu, wasallam,
the most profound
pattern of human behavior.
Now, that's a challenge that God has made to the world.
Now this challenge must mean that it should be able to be proven that Mohammed categorically, is the most profound human being that has impacted upon humanity. That's what it means.
Now let's see if we can prove that. First of all, let me see if out of these 1000 or more people in this room of these intelligent, educated, sophisticated, knowledgeable, endowed mature human beings. Is there anyone here that has heard of anyone that they'd like to stand up and say that they believe is the most profound human being that has impacted upon humanity categorically?
Now, we already talked about the Prophet so it had to be probably one of them.
Surely could have been Winston Churchill
couldn't have been Bonaparte Napoleon.
It can't be Michael Jackson.
It can't be Michael Jordan. Can't be Michael Tyson.
Who could it be? It's not your father, not your grandfather. is not the President or the premier of this country. It's not george bush is not turning Tony Blair. Who is it?
Who's the most profound human being that has impacted on humanity in documented history? Who is it? Well, I'll give you a hint. Five biographers of this age
graduate, premier biographers of our age, all of them non Muslims,
did a study
to determine the 100 most profound human beings that have impacted upon history. Three of them, conclusively said
that it is Mohammed bin Abdullah.
Mohammed Epping up the wall, and one of them whose name was Michael H. Hart.
Now you can go check this out for yourselves, Michael H. Hart.
He said that his choice would have naturally been Jesus Christ because he's a Christian. But he had to admit that Jesus Christ was not a father.
He was not a husband. He was not a ruler, and he was not a statesman. So just on those issues, he said that he had to
to Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, because the competition in that case was only between Jesus and Mohammed. So if Michael is hard, who would have chose Jesus admitted that categorically, we're not saying that Mohammed is better than Jesus, we said categorically, more profound impact because Mohammed was a father, he was a husband, he was a statesman, and he was a ruler. And Jesus Christ was not those for
my brothers and sisters, my respected non Muslim guests, my proposal, my proposition to you is that our purpose of life here is that one, we need to acknowledge Almighty God. Number two, we need to conform to Almighty God's law.
Number three, we need to follow and admit the prophets of Almighty God and adapt their lives in their ways. And we need to begin as human beings to worship, introduce worship in our lives of worship that is accepted by God, and whose worship is accepted by God, the worship of his prophets.
Our purpose in life is to acknowledge God conformed to God, and worship Almighty God.
Appeal towards you.
I suggest to you, I propose to you that all of you, who are non Muslims, whatever denomination that you are, whatever kind of human being that you are, that you acknowledge now that you acknowledge in your hearts, in your seats where you are, that there is none to be worshipped except Almighty God, can you do that?
Can you do that?
Those of you who can do that, without any hesitancy just like a blank,
just like a knee jerk. Just like if I said your name, and I announced that I had $1,000 here for you. If I called you I'm saying Come on down.
That's right. If I told you to come down and you up there, you might fall off that balcony.
It'll just be automatic.
So I'm asking you a simple question.
Can you admit?
Can you declare?
Can you at least raise your hand that there's none? Except the almighty? Can you raise your hand?
No Muslim, put your hands down?
No, I'm asking a non Muslim. See, that's the proposition I'm making Kenda non Muslims are sitting here that I can see, can you raise your hand and tell me how many of you can accept that there's nothing to be worshipped except God?
How many? Come out for me? I can't see with this light in front of me. Can you raise your hand for me? Please don't just do like this, raise it up to the mechanic
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Now, let me say this to you to say that there's nothing to be worse of except Almighty God, that itself is to be Muslim.
Now, I didn't say that makes you out.
I didn't say that makes you Arab. Because all Arabs are not Muslims. And all Muslims are not Arabs. As a matter of fact, only 19% of the Muslim population in the world, Arabs.
To be a Muslim is just to acknowledge, first of all, that there's nothing to be worshipped except Almighty God.
And to be a little bit more definite, it means to accept
that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
That Mohammed is a messenger. If you can't say the final messenger of God, that's because you just don't know.
But if Jesus, Jesus prophesied Muhammad, and Muhammad confirmed Jesus Christ, and their morals were the same, and they were brothers of the same prophecy that Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, he had to be what he claimed to be and that is a messenger of God.
Now, among those
who raised their hands? Is there anybody here? Who can also accept that Muhammad is the Messenger of God? Can I see the hand please? One,
can you stand for me quickly, just stand for me.
Come right here, please,
I want to make this
I want to make this transition or this transaction.
Because this what it is, these are human beings is making a transaction with God. They're not making a transaction for us. They're making a transaction with God and a transition in their lives. So I want to make this easy for them, we have a gift for them. And we're going to give them this gift,
which includes give each one of them, I'm gonna tell them what it is.
Let me have one of the packages I can so I can tell them what it is.
Now the gift that we're giving to them,
is something that will help them on their way.
One, it's a copy of the quote, end,
with the transliteration of the meanings.
it's a short, easy to read, authentic biography of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.
Thirdly, it is a set of seven books.
It is a set of seven books that have in it, lessons for new Muslims.
Now, your acceptance of Islam is your acceptance of God.
Not your acceptance of me, or not your acceptance of these people, nor your acceptance of the political dynamics in the world, because it has nothing to do with that. It's just your accepted God. And this gift is to help you make that trans transition, did everybody receive a copy? You have a copy. Wonderful.
I want you to stay with me.
The simple words.
And these words are nothing more than what I have explained. There's no trick, no curve. And we don't have a pool in the back for you to dip in.
she's right here.
My brother, who my brother who is and rightfully so,
is very concerned and very inspired about one of the ladies who are here. And I also because she was brought here last night by her son.
And I mean, that's profound. That's the most profound gift that a son can give to his mother. And that's certainly the most profound gift that a mother can give to her son.
And that's our sister, Pam, that's here. And
I'll meet with all of these.
I'll meet with all of these fortunate and especial people
after we finish our meeting here this evening, but let's say the words, let's just go over the words called the Shahada,
the bearing of witness and I'll tell you what it is essentially it is the same of that there is none to be worshipped except Almighty God and that Muhammad is the
messenger of God
saying that word and then adding to it, I testify or I declare or I announce that there is none to be worshipped except Almighty God and that I testify or I declare, or I announced that Muhammad is the Messenger of God brings you all into the transition of Islam.
From that point, it's your sincerity, it's your acts of worship, it is your commitment
that will make the difference.
Now, whatever you oh god of something you did that only you know and God knows after tonight your board is clear.
Because God is the Forgiver of those that come back to him.
But whatever you owe somebody money rent alone, you still owe that.
Is that fair?
Okay, please just say after me
the words La
en la ilaha illa law, wash hadoo
anna Muhammadan Abdul
Salam lavu alayhi wa sallam Ameen.
Now, what I want to say to to you, brothers and sisters, and honestly,
I'm truly grateful in the sight of a law, not because I'm going to get paid for each one of you.
Because it's not about that. But I'm grateful. Because
when I'm looking, when I look at you, I see myself 37 years ago.
And I do realize, I do realize that sincerity and commitment, and straight talking can change a person's life because it certainly changed mine.
And what I want to tell you is that all of you are fortunate, because certainly someone brought you here tonight. I mean, your own inquisitiveness, your own concern about life sort of navigated you here or brought you here, but someone, some Muslim, who you have as an associate or relative, brought you here, that person is your sponsor.
That sponsor should help you work out your problems and your transition.
Now, because I live in the UK, because I'm from America, it means that I'll be a long distance mentor, friend of yours, brother in Islam and open for you to help you resolve your problems. But the Muslims of Sydney, Australia, and in particular, the sponsor that brought you here, your relative or your friend, those are the people that should work things out for you. Yes.
That's right. She said, it doesn't even have to be a person that you named because God might have brought you here. Isn't that beautiful?
Now, unfortunately, tomorrow morning, I'll be going to Melbourne and coming back on Thursday. And what I would like to do is to arrange to have dinner with all of you when we get back, can we raise it
so please take your gifts. I can shake hands with you pretty ladies.
God bless you so much.
Brothers and sisters normally. Normally when we end our lecture, we usually have some questions and answers but I really think to myself, that
everything has really been served.
Now if they ask
non Muslims who are sitting here, who were not prepared,
who were not prepared now, to step forward to make that commitment, or to make that decision, that's okay, because there's no pressure involved.
And if you have some questions that you would like to ask me, privately, I'll be available for about 20 minutes after this lecture. And the brothers can bring you to that designated place. And I'd be more than glad to sit with you. For those of you who
are not prepared to even do that, that's fine. I want to thank you. I want to thank you immensely, just for coming out from your house. And for sitting here just to find out what was our perspective of the purpose of life.
And I would like to say that I think now that minimally, if somebody says to you something erroneous about Islam, or our perspective of life, at least, I think what you should do is set the record straight.
That we are decent people, that we are God loving people,
that we are people who want to be good law abiding citizens, and productive and progressive, and that we just simply want to invite people to or we like to hear have our proposition to the world, considered, that's all. And I think that we should have that right along with anybody else that has a system of life or religion, would you agree?
And that if anything, we want to compliment Sydney, Australia or Australia or the UK or any other place in the world where Muslims reside, reside. That's what we want to do. I want to thank you very much. And I my suggestion is that we don't do a question and answer because I think that those people that stepped forward and the time constraints that we have right now