Channel: Khalid Yasin
To our respected non Muslim guests,
the few of you or the many of you
we're very grateful for you to check out this time to, to come in here this
this explanation? Or the answer to the question, What do you really know about this line?
I think it's appropriate that since our share
our teacher, one of our esteemed students of knowledge and teachers for us, since he has decided to call on
one of the very beautiful verses of the Quran from the 59 Sutra sutra, hotshot
since he has recited to you and giving you the medicine, and you have digested it already,
he gives you an Arabic
the language of the melodica, the angels of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He gave it to you in a language that your heart will know that you will, your mind will not recognize.
And so I think it's only proper that I give you some translation of that.
Although you should keep in mind that the language of God he has chosen for himself, the language which God has chosen to disseminate and to preserve His revelation, it's his choice.
The fact that he chose the Arabic language, there is some reasons behind it has nothing to do with the atoms themselves.
Because the Arabs did not say to God choose our language.
In fact, when the Quran was revealed, the atoms of that time, they did not understand it.
Because the level of the language itself was so high coming from the Creator, that the atoms themselves had to get explanation from the prophets allows them what is its meaning.
So having that understanding, I want you to know,
there is not a condition that you have some attachment to the atoms. And it's not some special gift to the atoms that this language came in there. But the creator he selected among all the human beings, those human beings who had the highest level of language at that time, to preserve and to encapsulate this message and to preserve it, just like you, if you had a million pounds or million dollars, you would look for the best bank to put it into preserve it.
That bank maybe they didn't even ask you to do that, but you selected to protect your money.
The Creator, he didn't ask the atoms, but he selected that language and he designed that language so it will be preserved. And because of that
it is this language that has preserved the Quran. For 1400 more than 1400 years has not changed at all.
And we can see that every other revelation that came in any other language, it has been distorted, it has been changed and has been lost.
So the verses he recited
it's a description of the names of the attributes of the Creator.
It begins by saying who Allahu la de la ilaha illa who it is he he he doesn't mean
feminine masculine gender does not mean that
literally who are could mean it, but we cannot say concerning god, he's not a thing. So we cannot say it. So in the language, the only word we can use in the language which is appropriate to say he but it does not mean gender
So we don't want the woman to feel as if this is a
Hola, hola de la ilaha illa, who
did you see?
the Lord your God and my God
the Almighty. besides whom there is no other, none other Creator God. None.
He establishes that by that fact.
We're Allahu la de la ilaha illa Helene's, a guard an object of worship law, there is no other object of worship
in level except he.
He is the seer the knower, he is the Knower of the unseen.
What is the unseen, the unseen is the unknown. It is the unseen, without the eye, the unfathomable, the unimaginable. He is the know of that. He is the knower of what you have done yesterday, and what you will do tomorrow. And he's the knower of all those generations before you and older generations after you. He's the know of what is in the dark. He's the knower of what is in the light. He knows what's inside the ocean, he knows what's inside the sky. He knows what there was before the creation came about, because the creation came from his word. And he's the knower of that. He knows what's inside your heart right now. And he knows what you will do when you leave and what's your thoughts
will be because he has fashioned you and made you so he should know.
Whatever is hidden from you, he knows
and he is also a [???]head.
He is the witness of what the human beings have said will say our same thinking is the witness. And he has scribes who are writing all the time.
For if we human beings have discovered DNA, and we human beings have cameras, and we human beings have scribes, we human beings have microfiche, and if we human beings have records, and we human beings have archives, that certainly the Creator, he has something that is greater than that to record whatever has happened in the whole creation, the first sound that came through this, this creation, the first sound ever came, has been recorded. And now, scientists have told us
that one thing about the universe is that it records itself.
If you if you shout out into the universe, that sound travels and continues to travel until the day of the universe is destroyed, it never stops, keeps resounding. Just like if you shot a wave of light out, it continues to travel until it meets something solid and then it bounces back. If it makes nothing solid, it will travel for now on
and he's the knower of that
is and he has plasma and he is the
is the Most Merciful.
He is the most compassionate, for he has given us life. And all the benefits of life and you didn't ask for most of us don't even deserve it. But he's still giving you more. He gives even to the arrogant people he gives to the disobedient people he gives to the rebellious people. He gives to the disbelieving people he gives the people who even curse God he still gives them he could bind them he could obliterate them, he could just make them into nothing, but he continues to give them because he can give
if they are all the oceans was ink, and all the pins on the earth, all the trees with pins they could not write out they all the oceans would be exhausted and the more oceans would have to come before they could write out the blessings he has given to us.
This is his nature. This is his attributes. Here we only talk about his attributes.
The rest of the afternoon after wobba Alamo, Hydra, Shahada
medical produce Salamone.
He is a medic. He is the king. He is the real sovereign.
Not the kings of the East, the kings of the west of the kings of the past and kings that are present and future. There was not real kings. They just sit on thrones calling themselves kings.
The real kings are ruling forever. Their rule never stops.
And all our dependence, not just dependence in some land. They were not rooting for a while and they got old and died. Somebody else Google in a place that's not a real ruler. A real Melek a real sovereign has always had his sovereignty will always have and after all the preachers have died and passed on. And he will ask the question Who is the medic? There'll be nobody to answer because he will be the only medic.
He is a good dose. He is the only holy one.
Everybody was originally called the religion the holy religion. The Muslims even say Holy Quran that is not the name of the Quran called Holy Quran. Allah has never gave the Quran that name. The Muslims who came in contact with Christians, because the Christians had the Holy Bible. And somebody else had the Holy Grail. This is the Holy Quran.
The Holy Quran, Allah says, No Corinne Khurana Majeed just means it is that holy in that sense, the only one who is holy, even the prophet SAW Sam is not he's not gonna be able to produce
the Holy Prophet. We call that name because the other people got holy prophets. But in fact, he said Holy Prophet, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives him other names. He's no hope is Mustafa
Allah gives them different names, but he's that good news. And even mucca mucca mucca kudos naka de
Jerusalem, it is common to some people, but not Mecca, karma.
But he is the sovereign and he is the if there is something wholly sacred, it is God.
And he doesn't need us to refer to him as such because he is sacred. He's untouchable we cannot approach.
He's not where he's the guardian of faith. And Mohammed. He's always watching, guarding being aware of protecting whichever he has made.
from anyone to touch to see to approach except by his permission.
the power, the one who's holding all the power. You don't have any power. Nobody has any power. America has a neutron bomb, atom bomb, hydrogen bomb. But those bombs being nothing, they're not even a spark.
Just one command by the creation by the Creator one command. And the earth can split in half.
And gone just like that. There's just like, just just like that.
This whole universe can go into what is called implosion tomorrow, and it disappears like it was never here before. And in its place, he can create a new universe a new group of people just like that.
Because he has the power he has Aziz
no creatures have that kind of power.
Will law hula de la Who?
The next one.
Harley Quinn and Barry Alou somewhere
He is the only creator from nothing. Yeah, you and I are going to create some from clay or we can make something out of people out of steel out of wood. But we are making something out of something.
But who can make something from nothing?
Nothing. Who can make something from nothing. And something simple.
Like a drop of water?
Who can make a drop of water?
If the earth dried up right now who could make water and bring it back? Who are you any creature ever been on this earth to make a drop of water? No, you can't. You can't make a fly. You can't make an apple. You can't make an eye. You can't make a brain. You can't make a grain of sand. You can't reproduce nothing. You can clone it, you can vote it.
But you can't make something from nothing. Only
the one who created from the beginning. He created in the beginning and he will do the destruction in the end.
He has Albury
he's the one who has existed, we have not really existed. We just the thought was just something moving.
He's the creator of all shapes and forms and colors. There's not a human being in this room. And there's not a human being anywhere in the earth that look exactly like you are like me, thank God.
No one can look exactly if there were quite chiplets sex tablets, how you get how you say eight
tablets? Or you say 10s if you're intelligent as triplets. What do you say? Yeah, if you could give both the 20 children they will all have different personalities. That if they were all so called identical twins, you'd look at him and the one got a dot over here and a dot over not really identical.
And then when they start growing up, you see they got different if she named all of them, Michael.
They would have a different personality. One like Michael Jordan, one like Michael Jackson and one like Michael, somebody else.
He is a new software. That is he is creating and making everything with diversity forms and shapes and colors and sizes you can even imagine.
Even the baker he can make all biscuits to save.
Because he, the creator has made it so that everything has its own set of diversity.
These attributes, it's important for us to understand about who we are speaking to what we say, God. But some people they think, well, maybe that's me, God inside of me. I got God in me.
Think about that, when you say God, and we are Who is God? How can God be in you.
You can be inspired by God. You can have the word of God and you.
You can have the feeling and the inspiration that comes from God. You can be guided by God. But God is great and greater than even the word great. And he doesn't occupy a tree. He doesn't occupy a rock, and he doesn't occupy the mind or inside a human being bowels or chest. It's impossible. We know what you mean.
But you don't know what you're saying.
He has a worse a
wider, more expansive in his presence, which you can even imagine.
So how you say, so we say these things so that when we speak about God, we qualified mate, we thank the chef. For his choosing those as I didn't ask him.
I didn't just my first time to meet him.
But the Muslims, the believers, they have those kinds of hearts. And he had that feeling that he should recite those is first. May Allah reward our
brothers and sisters and
I think we have the responsibility to talk about or ask the question. What do you really know about this lab? Because people talk so much.
You know, everybody talking about Muslims? Islam is that then Muhammad could add, everybody just talking.
The Daily News said Daily Mirror said the New York Times said the Australian time say CBS said NBC was the station here and the main one.
They said, CNN said
the library said my preacher said My teacher said my mother said my neighbor said everybody just talking about Islam. But Islam has a definition. It has a literary definition.
It has a definition which applies to itself.
It is a system
like this place is called a university. You can call it a high school.
Because it looked like the high school you went to you can say it's a high school, you can say this is a gymnasium. This is a theater.
And this is a system and it has its own definition. And even if Muslims who are people who claim to be attached to it, don't act according to it, you still can don't have a right to call that system by those people.
Because there are some people who say that they are the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. And it's absolutely crazy.
They said they are
Charles Manson. That's what he said he is
Charles Manson is a reincarnation of Jesus Christ. You will agree with that. And I would neither. But that's what he believes or That's what he said. But I wouldn't blame Christians for what he did.
Jeffrey Dahmer, he said also the God came to him and told him to do what he did. I don't believe that angle blame Christianity for that.
So we cannot blame or name or define Islam by what some Muslims allegedly did or didn't do.
Let's move that out of the way.
Because your mother is not guilty for whatever you might do.
And you're not guilty of whatever your mother or father may have done.
And all of you would agree that this is a principle of justice, that only the person
only the person or the thing of the object that itself is responsible, by its own definition can be responsible for what it has done or what it claims.
So let's define Islam.
Let's give a literary definition.
If you go to any dictionary, I can't share the compensation system. So I would ask you that if you have any compensation that's relevant to what we have to say here, I should stop and you should speak.
And if not, then I would just ask you just bear with me. You may not agree with everything that I have to say. But it's a matter of courtesy that you just bear with me. This a sound addition Echo, maybe they should brothers should turn it down in the shop. I think somebody just added something to the sound.
Thank you for the show.
Nizam has a definition.
And the definition, the literary definition of the word is lamb.
come from the Arabic try a little reverb called Salamat.
he submitted, it literally means he submitted.
Project sense it means submission.
So selama means submission. Islam means submission, but submission to home.
submission to the Creator.
And submission to the Creator, in what way submission to the will, when the will of the Creator has been manifesting. When a creator manifests HIS WILL his order his legislation through revelation
through inspiration that he sends down through prophets, messengers,
through his angel,
he sends his angel to his prophets and messengers.
And they become a reposit.
For his word for his legislation, and then that legislation has been recorded,
memorized, documented, that it becomes law,
those creatures who follow those profits and those preaches those creatures who say, I believe in the Creator, and I follow those chosen prophets. And I recognize and acknowledge the law of the Creator is the will of the Creator, those people are all called Muslims.
those who submitted to the Creator, those who followed Abraham, and submitted to the inspiration of Abraham, in his time, because he was a chosen Prophet of the of God.
Those who submitted to Abraham, and Abraham himself who also submitted to the will of the Creator. They were what
Muslims, but don't don't get confused now with this Arabic terminology.
I say he was wearing a poofy, or what they were wearing beards or robes or they will live in in the Middle East. So are we talking about here we're talking about the definition of the word
Abraham, he was not a Jew.
And Abraham was not a Christian. But he was one of those who submitted himself to the Almighty, even though he didn't know in the beginning, he had been chosen by the Almighty. But when he understood he had been commissioned, what did he do? He submitted. And submission means what?
selama Islam, and those who acknowledge it are called Muslim.
And when Moses was chosen, and Moses didn't know that he was chosen,
he was chosen. But when he understood that he was chosen, and he received the tablets,
as evidence that became law, and all those that followed him submitted along with him, although they were somewhat rebellious, too, but they submitted. So Moses and those that submitted with Moses, who submitted to the Creator, they were What? Muslims,
by definition of the word.
And when David
and his son, Solomon,
and Isaac and a smile,
and john the baptist,
and Jesus Christ,
oh, who were born, and when they were born, they did not know that they would be commissioned. Yet when they came to know they were commissioned.
They said, I submit whatsoever I have received from God Almighty. I submit them they told the people around them. I have been chosen as a prophet. I have been chosen as a messenger and I've been told to you people
That you should follow me and this is God's law.
God's law is his will. So all those who followed they like that Prophet they were What?
and so the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon them
who unlike the previous prophets did not come to a people
because all the prophets they were sent to a people,
a specific people and even Jesus Christ Himself said
he told us people go not unto the Samaritans the Marion's
go not on to any other people, for I came except not accepted to
the children of
Venezuela. Jesus Christ came for the banning Israel, this was his most immediate mission. Don't say that. Only those people had the right to follow him. That's not the case. But his most immediate mission was that he came to straighten out and correct.
The excesses of the bending Israel and their rebellion.
He came to correct them.
So Jesus Christ and those who followed him, follow that law that he had been given the law that he was already following the law of Moses.
They were What?
So the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him he was sent. He was called Ross motilal alameen wa salam, ala rasulillah. Allah me out then said, Oh, Mohammed, peace of blessing before you have been sent, except to as a measure to whom the Arabs know, to the black to the white, to yellow to male to female, know as a mercy to the entire world.
Mercy for the whole world. And that's why today 1.5 billion people of all backgrounds, you go to China, you got Buddhists and Hindus. You got atheists and communists, you got Muslims, normally Muslims in China 100 million
Muslims in India, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, communists, Muslims in India, how many Muslims in India 150 100 and 70 million
Muslims in Scandinavia? Can Muslims in the North Pole
People have been awful you can find a Muslim up there to
white Muslims, red Muslims, yellow Muslim short Muslims tall Muslims, female Muslims male Muslims Oh Muslims, Muslims in Africa, Muslims in China, Muslims in Australia, Muslims in North America and meet Muslim coming from Harlem New York, Brooklyn, another planet.
Muslims from everywhere.
There's not a place on the globe, you cannot put your finger there are not Muslims there.
And they're not Arabs.
And many of them they don't even know anything about the atoms. In fact, the atoms only make up 90% of the whole Muslim world. Did you know that only 19%. So people think that all Muslims, Arabs and all Arabs and Muslims, obviously see that's not true.
Right here, the Arabs in this room right here not even make up 19%.
So Muslim, doesn't mean Arab, and the Prophet peace and resting upon that he was sent to the whole world that is his message, his character, his position, his station.
So the whole world to see.
And the beautiful thing about it is life has been documented like no other prophet.
Anything you want to know about the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings upon only thing. It's not conjecture. It's there, black and white preserved.
It is there. Like DNA, it has been preserved completely his whole life, how he brushed his teeth. I combed his hair, what kind of clothes he preferred, how he preferred how he did this, how he did that? How he shook hands, how he said how he slept, how he spoke. If somebody greeted him from the side, how he turned his body to that person,
how he spent his money, how he put his money in his pocket when you get ready to buy something, what he did, how he did it. Everything about the Prophet peace investment have been for the world to see, not just for us Muslims, but for anyone in the world to be able to examine for themselves what kind of man is this?
We'll come back to that issue. But I want to define for you when we're talking about Islam that it has a definition and it means those who submit
now Islam is also has another definition according to the religious definition itself. And some of the scholars they said this definition and they give it to you like this, said al Islam is Islam Ulaanbaatar Hey, well
was shark, what Andy
and what it means very beautiful. It says
Islam is a system of for submission to the creator means complete submission
because of a person who calls themself a Muslim mixes His will.
Sometimes I want to some time I don't. Some time I'll be godson by the hand in full submission. Now none of us human beings can fully submit because we have something going on inside of us called enough
self and the self is always want to be rebellious self always say I wanna meet. I don't feel like getting up right now. I want to do this, I want that. See it you see a woman I want her to see a man I want him to see money. I've heard that. If you if you fill up all your pockets and everything, you still want more, the Prophet peace and blessings be upon us as a human being the sons and daughters of Adam. If you give them a whole mountain of gold, they see another mountain they want that too.
Because the nature of the human beings, they will never be satisfied into their mouth is filled with dust. When is that?
They did and then they can't do nothing with it.
So Islam is the system of full submission to Allah, Who said Allah we mean the creator here when I speak about a Muslim God, my God, a new God, we talk about a moon God, we talk about Muhammad's God without trauma, Jesus God, Moses, God, we talk about the God, the Creator of the human beings of the animals of the world that you know, that you don't know discovered undiscovered the entire world, what we call creation, existence, that God.
Islam is a system of full surrender to Allah, the creator, we say a lot because it's a specific nomenclature.
This is the beauty, this word Allah. And those of you who are entomologists, you're familiar with the tracking languages, check this one out.
The word a law
has never been used in any language for any created thing. Ever. It has been never been used for an idea has never been used for a creature. The word Allah has always meant to anyone who has used it to create.
Even when human beings had no way of knowing who is the creator, they still use the word Allah.
And that's the word that Jesus Christ used.
That's the way that Moses, Abraham, they used the word Allah. So I think it's appropriate for us to use the word Allah.
Because it's more definitely more descriptive than the word God because those of you who are etymologists again, you look at the word God but it comes from Buddha, goat German terminology, because the goat is a creature of fertility. And they used to refer to it as Buddha, Buddha, and Buddha mean goat and goat means came the whole word good. God came from that root, that Latin root upon which Germanic and other languages are built on. That is not appropriate for calling the creator although it's no problem. If you want to say Almighty God in English, we can say that that's qualified with Almighty God, because you might mean my God, your God, different gods, they got many
gods are we talking here about what?
To create you?
So Islam is a system of full surrender to the Creator. with absolute adherence to monotheism. This is the thing that distinguishes Islam, absolute adherence to monotheism. Now what is monotheism? It is the antithesis. It is the opposite of
polytheism. And what is polytheism It is nothing but pure paganism.
Now you can justify your paganism as much as you want to. But paganism means making God into a word, making God into an idea making God into a man into a woman into a thing, making God or taking another God alone with making a metaphor, that is still paganism. And today,
the people are more pagan today than it was the time of Roman time of Greece because now they're using ideas.
They're using ideas and setting up ideas as gods.
What is the god an object of worship, and who deserves our worship
only the Creator. So this is the distinction of Islam, that it insists upon the creator insist upon absolute, what
and given up until
believe our personal inclinations
See? Well at a doula who patottie surrendering our will that is, once we know the will of God, we surrender. It's like if I put a pistol to your head right now, I say, give me your money use. I said, Wait a minute, hold on, I give you my money.
Now, if I had a great big gun,
you wouldn't think about your money, what should be sacred about your life? You say, Well, I give him the money. I call the police later give a description.
I would say I give up. And this means we give up to God. Whatever God has us, we give up.
We give up our will, for whose will for as well
as Jesus Christ. He said, Not my will be done. What did he say?
thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
And we'll just add to the rest of what he said.
Giving up and submitting our postal installations to his obedience and rejecting refuting all kinds of immorality, paganism, and every branch attached to it is what it means what?
What beautiful way the Arabic language, rejection of all kinds of shirk and kufr cofra in Arabic really means to cover the truth with something else. Cover also means to reject the truth when you know it. And copper also is the greatest immorality and shirk means to set our partners with God to be a pagan, to be other than a monotheist.
And all the branches attached to immorality, and all the branches attached to polytheism, to give all of that up and to fight against it and to reject it to absolutely refute it. And this definition, scholars have given to clarify to others what is Islam.
Islam is also a matter of faith.
It is not all faith, but it is a matter of faith.
And as a face, it has its own pillars. What is the pillars
in Arabic is called our can, because Brooklyn, is the singular can is the plural. And Alcan is the pillars that hold something up, like this building has pillars,
mountains have pillars, everything has something which supports it. And the profits or losses, the Boolean Islam, Allah, Hansen, charity, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Muhammad Rasulullah, promised a lot with ties to cut.
the prophets have lost them, he said,
on the authority of one of his companions, Ramadan, katapola. On he said, Islam is built upon five things built upon five things. So his Islam built on five things. So Islam is one thing, but it's built upon what, five things one of those five things first, to bear witness is none to be worshipped except the Creator, to acknowledge clearly straightforward to say, there is none to be worship, except there is none to be recognized, except there's no one to submit to. There's no one to give tribute to, there is no one who is worthy of our attention or submission, except who the Creator is the first. Secondly, to acknowledge that Muhammad is the Messenger of God knows that
Muhammad is the Messenger of God, just to acknowledge first, you can't follow somebody you don't know. But just to acknowledge first.
So people all over the world when they came to know about Mohammed deployments that was that I never heard him. Tell me something about him. When people said who he was, the nature of his his character,
his his appointment, his words, his reputation, his honor, his integrity, the proofs in the evidences, how he dealt with people, his edit his behavior, his character, people said, Okay,
this is the character of a prophet. I recognize him. They didn't know how to follow but they say I recognize him. So millions of people have followed the Prophet Mohammed peace impressive, almost they had the evidence of his character, the evidence of his behavior.
You don't know anything about HSBC, but you heard reputation so you put your money in there.
You got no reason why you put your money HSBC, you don't know that you don't know the man who's the president or chairman of the bank.
But you own their reputation. In such a big bank, you think your money is protected plus they got that FDIC or whatever you call it, Federal Deposit Insurance. So somebody's going to rob and rob the bank My money is insured anyway. So it's the Central Bank of HSBC do something with my money with a central bankers will give it back to me so you got confidence right wrong. And you follow you put your money in there? Well, we believe upon the evidence which we have seen, and 1.5 billion people one fifth of the human beings. They also have been
confidence in the morality and the integrity and the honor and the station, and the integrity, the veracity, the character, the behavior, the evidence, the legacy of the Prophet Muhammad peace of blessings upon. So we say I shed a shadow La ilaha illallah wa should
please, that's a very nice ringtone there.
But I will ask you to respect what we asked you to do. Turn your phone's off, or put them on a different mode. So we don't disturb because this is being taped, it's not being taped. For me. It's been taped for others who don't have the benefit to be here. And your ringtone will be now inside that, that film.
So to bear witness that there's going to be worship the creator and the bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and we're gonna come back and give you evidence of who he was, why we bear witness, and to establish the prayer.
You can't just say, I bear witness to God, I love God. I love Muhammad. I love Jesus Christ. I love the church.
But love is abstract. You gotta prove what you love. Now, you can say I love my wife, but you're going to take care of
my children, you got to take care of them. I love the country, but you got to pay the vet what they call the hit.
Text. And in fact, if you don't love the country enough to pay them taxes, they don't show you they put you in jail.
So love has to be qualified. All of us demand that someone that loves us must manifest it in some kind of way. And God also demands that you manifest your love, because God has manifested his love for us.
And one of the ways that human beings manifest their love is they worship, they praise. They praise God, they honor God. They obey God. To express this, they ask for forgiveness to God. They cry before God, to ask God to purify them, forgive them, give them mercy, give them strength, they begged him, they employ him.
They look for His signs. They follow His guidance. They look for his law, and they submit this is the way the human beings worship. They recite his scripture, and they pass it on to their posterity. All of these are signs of what?
recognition, obedience, love, worship.
We Muslims are ordered to pray five times a day. You say five times I say five times a day at different times the profit
or loss upon without the Creator, he said in the salata canon, Nina kitan, makuta. Listen to this, he said, there is a prayer has been written
upon the believers at fixed and stated times, who fixed him.
You fix your own time pray.
No, they've been fixed by the Creator. He fixed the time the sun to rise. He fixed the time the sun set, he fixed for the sun to come up and set at all. He fixed the waters. He fixed the mountains. He fixed everything that's in it, he fixed you. He put your eyes in your head instead of under your feet.
He fixed and you you find this out right the way he fixed things union no problem with it. It all works well. So he has fixed for us when the pray. And we don't have no choice because Islam is Islam.
we submit. Now there is a rationale for it. We'll get back to that rationale. But Islam is built upon five things burden of witness, there's none to be worshipped except God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, the establishment of the prayer.
Establishing the prayer, not practicing the prayer. not praying when you want to but establishing it.
Making a prayer, thinking about prayer before you think about the text.
Thinking about prayer before you think about going to work.
Thinking about prayer before you think about getting up brushing your teeth, not just thinking about prayer, because you washing yourself not to go to work, but you wash yourself first to do what? For the prayer.
Because you want to give God what God has asked you to give him the god don't need your prep, you're the one that need the prayer.
But God has ordered you when to do it, and he's ordered you how to do it. And so we accept the imposition, the writing the prescription of the prayer at five, five times a day fixed and stated time that just fixed but stated also.
Then he has ordered for you and I Muslims
To play second Zika is a binding thing upon all the people who have excess wealth, what is excess wealth, that means other than what you and your family consume in a year
and a yearly basis, what you and your family do not consume, you don't wear it, you don't need it. You don't use it, you don't need it. It's in the bank, or it's out in the field, or it's in your stuck in your shelves, in your store, in your inventory in the bank, wherever it is that you own it. There's a tax on that. Is that fair?
that's reasonable. That whatever you and your family do not consume, that you have to pay a tax and that tax goes to the people who don't have what you have. Isn't that fair? In Arabic, it's called zakat. But the Arabs before they didn't know what the word Zechariah meant that before the word zeca, just meant to purify something caused it to grow.
this the first time in the Arabic language that the word cat came to mean a tax. But look at the beauty of the language. The cat means to cause something to grow
or to be purified. But here this words occur as a tax means that when you pay it, as you have been ordered to pay it by God's order, when you pay, it causes your wealth to grow.
And it purifies your wealth. So by your paying it, your wealth is purified, and without you realizing it. It grows in its benefit.
So the word soccer here is an order we have to pay.
And then we are fasting in the month of Ramadan most of Ramadan, what is it it's a month like every other month. The distinction is that it's the month in which the Quran was revealed.
That means to put on chain.
This day, first day of Ramadan.
This Quran came
and five verses came.
And the creator wants us to remember for the rest of our lives.
That revelation came to the creatures to his servant, Mohammed, peace and blessings upon them that day, that month that night.
So when that month comes, he's ordered us to fast, give up food, give up drink, give up our sexual relationships with our marital partners during the day.
At nighttime, you can eat again, you can drink again. And you can have normal relationships with your marriage and spouses and partners.
You can smoke your cigarettes if that's what you do.
But during the day, no cigarettes,
no coffee, no tea, no food, no drink, and no enjoyment with marital partners. For what reason, as a discipline, as remembrance, to clarify, to remit to remember
to cause you to learn how to control yourself. Because anybody that can stop smoking cigarettes during Ramadan, they can stop smoking forever.
If you can stop cursing during Ramadan, you can stop cursing.
You can stop arguing with people and telling lies during Ramadan, you can stop arguing and telling lies all the time.
And you can control your diet and don't eat for 12 hours or eight hours and don't drink for 12 hours or eight hours. A lot of us could lose weight.
You have to have no magic diet.
Just fast through the year throughout the year.
But fasting is not for lose weight. It's not for health. It's a remembrance. It's a discipline. It's for self control. And also when you are fasting, it gives you a semblance of how people who are fasting in voluntarily
because there are people around the world. And I'll tell you as a sociologist, how many of the 5.4 billion people in the world right now are starving.
Not because they have to starve because there's a lot of greedy people. They don't have to starve.
There are 1.8 billion people right now that are starving.
Unfortunately, most of them are in India, and Africa. Because that's the way the World Health Organization and man at the International Monetary Fund and the central bank and the other conspirators who are greedy. That's how they planned it
It's not something that God just forgot those people.
Because this country, and America and Great Britain, France and Germany, the g8 you want to call them they go enough grain
that their excess grain one here can feed those 1.8 billion people for 10 years.
But what do they do with the grain? You know, they do what do they do with it?
The burden to protect the interests of the economy. They burn it as another subject we come back to that.
So we Muslims, we pay the care, we fast on a month of Ramadan as a remembrance. And finally, we go to pilgrimage once in our life, where's the pilgrimage? What are we going to?
We're going to Florida.
We're going to southern France, going to Spain to the power knees.
We're going to Egypt.
we're going to the center of the world. We're going to Mecca. Not because Mecca is in Arabia, not because of that reason, because that is the house that God ordered Abraham and his son, his smile to build to commemorate human beings to come there every year. Human beings of every kind, every walk of life, male, female, short, dot, rich, poor, kings, queens, princes, diplomats, intelligent people, ignorant people, people of all colors, purple people, healthy people, celebrities and people that nobody knows, if all of them once in their life to go there, and just go around this house, not worshiping the house. But just going around that house saying,
under your service, oh god, oh, God, forgive me have mercy upon me and human beings just doing this here, as a traditional tradition of Abraham,
the father, of all the monotheistic religions, that was his tradition, when the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him came, he was only following his tradition,
tradition of Abraham. Abraham is the father of Isaac and his smile.
And Jesus Christ came from that line.
And Muhammad came from that line, Jesus came from one side, Muhammad came from the other side. So all of us as customers anyway.
Now, these are the pillars of Islam. The five pillars for easy for anybody to do, takes time.
takes time, law, practice, hello reminder, no one becomes a Muslim and just does it automatically. Even those who are born Muslims. Don't do it automatically. Because it's a ritual is a formula. It takes a little bit of effort to do all five, to say there's none to be worshipped, none to be recognized not to be obeyed. Nope, no one to be submitted to accept the Creator. It takes at least to say if a word, you have to fix your mouth to say that. And to say, I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, that He is the messenger of God, that He is a messenger, if you don't say he is the messenger of God, the final messenger of God to say he is a messenger, cause for you to at
least look into his life, to at least reject it and determine that he is or he isn't. You could just say, No, he wasn't, and just walk away. But Shame on you if he was
before you reject, because your father said, Your mother said, because you read because you were conditioned, because you were prejudiced, because you were born, because you were turned that way. And you were told this way, shame on you. But you don't take the time and objectively, look into the life of the Prophet peace and blessings upon them and see if he qualifies to be a messenger or a prophet of God. You need to do that.
Because if he isn't a messenger of God, you should be able to discover that quickly. You should see the contradictions quickly.
And if he is a messenger of God, you should be honest enough to say, Well, he does have a definite relationship with Jesus Christ, there is a definite relationship there.
He definitely is a descendant of Abraham, there is a relationship there. Yes, this book, The Quran has a semblance to the words of Abraham and Moses and David and Solomon. And yes, they are calling upon that same God. And yes, what he has been ordered to do is what Abraham and Moses and all them has been ordered to do. Yes, there is a semblance there. Now you look for the contradictions. And you look for the semblances and you look for the evidence and after that, you ask your heart. Can this man be a prophet? Can this man be a messenger? Is he qualified by his character? Is he qualified by his behavior? Is he worthy of any human being to follow him? If he is,
that He's worthy of you to consider?
We say, we bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
Yes, and we accept the responsibility to pray five times a day. Now if you say you only want to pray one time a day because that's enough, okay. Can you just pray one time a day?
If you think that's what's been written, you think that's what's been fixed?
You just pray one time a day. If you think it's enough for you to get up on Sunday and eat a sandwich and go to church, and pray once a week, you say, Well, I said, I do all my prayers at one time. And God got to accept that. You think that's enough, do that.
If you think that's what's fixed, and that's what's been written, bring your evidence and bring your proof into to do that. If you won't trade once a year, you want to jump up down and clap your hands. That's your prayer. They do do that.
But we say there is a formula for the prayer. every prophet of Almighty God was sent with a formula that wasn't just jumping up and down and doing push ups and spin it around and do different things. What you want me to do today, Peter, what you want me to do today, Jesse, what do you want me? No, they will follow what God told him to do. If God said, bow, the bow, God said, stand stand. If God said prostrate, prostrate of God said sing a hymn, sing a hymn.
That's what they did. So you can't tell me that you follow one of the prophets of God, one of the messengers of God, one of the godly men, and you don't know how he prayed.
That's the first thing you need to know. Hi, how did he pray? How he was communicating? What's the area code? What's the postcode?
How you dial up?
Because if your mobile phone got a different number than mine, and you know, if you want to call me, you can't call Judy's number.
So if human beings are smart enough to create mobile phones, that millions of people in the world using the same satellite using the same waves, but all of them can be rung up independently than what you think. Just Just call him God Anyway, you want to God, he got no eriko.
God had no prescription. God don't have no methodology for you to pray. He don't have no conditions. You can just get up in the morning, just be dirty and groggy. And just get up pray.
You could just be drunk, and come home and just you're gonna just fall down and pray.
You can just have sexual relationships with your wife or husband and get up, don't wash up, just pray.
You can just pray to God getting off the toilet, on the toilet. You can pray to God any way you want to. You could be thieving, lying, stealing, shooting, I still pray. No, God has to have a system of conditions for you to pray. And God has given the prophets a system and a way for you to pray. I don't say that if anybody prays in any way they got to pray, if you call him God, in any condition, you could be drunk. You could be dirty. You could be wrong, you could be a criminal, but if you call on God, He will hear you. But that's not prayer. That's called a invocation. God is the invocation of everyone. But he has given you a not a prescription, a methodology
of how to relate to him. Islam also has not only just a pillars of faith, Islam also has what's called the outcome of Islam.
Eman was the outcome of Islam. We believe in Almighty God, we believe in his angels. Yeah, we believe in angels in his books.
We believe in angels in the Scriptures speak about angels all the time. speak about the angel of death.
The angel that spring describes the angels that record our actions, the angels that stand by the throne, the angel of the Hellfire, the angels at the gate of paradise. It speaks about those angels that are with human beings that guide them and speaks about angels of God. Oh, throughout the Scripture, we believe in angels. Gabriel was the angel. You call some people call him the Holy Ghost. So the sacred spirit? Yes, he was that sacred spirit he brought the revelation to every prophet that ever came in this world called his name is Gabriel, Gabriel.
We say jabril in Arabic. In English, you might say Gabriel, that great Angel.
We believe in all the angels.
We don't have to qualify them. God has mentioned them prophets have mentioned them. We believe in those angels, as they have been mentioned.
There are some angels of Almighty God.
They only serve him angels are not like humans. And so don't question they don't have their own will. They don't do what they want to do. Angels only submit this all they do is what God wanted them to do. They are servants, but they're not humans, and they don't eat and they don't drink and they don't marry. And they don't have inter relationships, and they don't rebellion and they got their own opinions. They serve in their angels who are going around the throne of God only praising God, not the God need them to do that. But that's their job.
There is a go back up and forth do the heavens and the earth at all times shifting, taking the record and once you
Human beings do Don't say, hey, nobody recorded what I'm doing.
But you got it. If you got the cameras, I can got that for forever I got that picture. So you think the gods don't have a way
to take pictures and also to record he got angels that does that, that he that he needs that to God knows everything. But he's assigned them to do that as angels over the Wallace who God mountains who God do rivers, and when God wants to create what we call some kind of catastrophe in the earth. If God wants to make a earthquake, tidal wave, if he wants to send a wind and blast some people off the earth, He says some angels just should just come through in the earth flips over. Because angels had that kind of power.
So we believe in those angels, we believe in all the books of God, all the books.
We believe the Torah, Moses received the Torah, you call it the pendant, which are the five books we believe that as they were sent, not as they are, we believe as they were sent?
Yes, we believe we believe in the
book that was sent to David, you call the songs, we call it a board.
We believe it as it was sent, not as it had been recorded. Some other people wrote some other songs and then put some other stuff in that. We believe the Psalms did come to David by revelation, download, we believe upon them, but not as they are, because they have been changed. The Bible scholars will tell you they have been changed.
We also believe in the tote the Torah that was said to Moses,
yes, we believe that we believe in the ngl, or the evangel, as you call it, you call it evangel.
The good news we call the engine that was sent to Esau, you call him Jesus, we believe upon that, what we believe in exactly as he said it, not how somebody else edited it, as he said it, not how it was edited.
We'll come back to that.
We believe upon all the books that were sent, and we believe upon all the prophets and all the messages all those have been mentioned, those that have not been mentioned. Our Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon them. He said, that God Almighty God has sent into this world 144,100 24,000 124,000 prophets and messages, but the only name 25 in the call.
Because those 25 are the major ones.
And those 25 we know the names
and among those 25 five of the major
Abraham, Moses, no La Silla.
Esau, Mohammed, Salah Alicia, fire five major prophets.
And amazingly in the Quran, although this book revealed to Muhammad peace, be upon him was prophet do you think is mentioned the most in the Quran?
Moses mentioned more in the Quran than any other Prophet, and a lot of bills most of the stories of the Quran around Moses, because Moses was an unusual prophet.
And yes, Jesus Christ is mentioned in the Quran, everything about Jesus mentioned in the Quran and about his mother to not only how he was born, but also how miraculous his mother was born.
And john the baptist, and how he was born. Think about john the baptist. Zechariah was his father. case you don't remember that.
Zechariah When, when,
when, when yahia was born, john, we call him
Zachariah was 90 was I'm sorry. 110.
So he was surprised when God told me he's gonna have a son. I'd be surprised.
He was surprised to God, how am I have a son? How am I have a son when?
When I'm old?
And I don't have any
water in me any longer. That's what he said. You see,
he wasn't impotent. He's a little bit past that.
Little bit past. He was like, and his wife, she was 90. I think about that. She first met in policy we really paused.
So you want to think about a miracle phenomenal birth. Take about john the baptist father was 110. His mother was 90.
So those of you who tried to get pregnant by vitro fertilization, what do you call it?
In Vitro, in vitro fertilization, thank you very much better.
artificial insemination same thing, something like this. Yes. You don't even need to do that. just just just pray let things happen.
Yes, give the sister hand inshallah, thank you. So think about this. We believe in all the prophets of Almighty God, oh, every single one of them. We make no distinction upon among them, Minister we don't say one is better than the other. Now we make a distinction only say one is first. Another one was last one was first. Another one was last. Adam was the first man, first human being.
First Prophet, Adam, first man, first creature, first prophet to human beings.
You want to think about miraculous births. Think about Adam, he had no mother or father, check that out.
And then he think about that woman. She had no mother father that she bought from her husband.
That's where the Bible said it now. And I believe what the Bible said, I believe what God said that he created Adam, he had no mother and father. So it wasn't it was harder. And we do believe that Jesus Christ by the way, we do believe as Muslims, that Jesus Christ was born only from his mother. That's it, but no man evolve period. Jesus Christ was born without the intervention of sperm. We believe that absolutely. Because God does what you want to do. By His Word of God created Adam, by his word, creator, he, by his word, credit, john, by his word, that he can create Jesus by his word, because what's more difficult,
create a man, no father, mother, for the woman, but no father, mother, or the Create another man
was just the mother, which one is more difficult? God, do whatever you want to do. Jesus is the Word of God, because by God's word he came about, and by God's word, Mary became pregnant. So yes, he is God's word. We believe that.
And he's a special spirit that God sent into this world. And we believe that.
So we will still believe in angels of God, the books of God, the prophets of God, we believe in the Day of Judgment, yes, we do believe that there's going to be a day when you're going to be judged, when all the books will be open, and everything will be balanced. And you will be asked about what you did, how you lived.
Your life, what you did with that body that you were given how you used it, how you spend your money, how you spend your time, even how you use water, you will be asked, and you won't lie that day, because you won't be able to speak that day, your books will speak for you. You said what book can that be? Well, you think about the subconscious. And you ask psychologists about the subconscious. Psychologists will tell you that subconscious mind has recorded every single thing that has ever come across your mind. The subconscious, anybody here is a psych psychiatrist or psychologist, anybody here has a background like that.
Then you go, and you check, go into Google giggle or gaggle, whatever search engine you got. And you ask about the human mind.
And you find out that the human mind is fantastic apparatus, because it has the conscious part, which we are witnessing, which only carries a little bit of
what you call it, information. But the hard drive we call it, the subconscious is the hard drive. And that hard drive stores every single thing, there's not a sound, there's not a word, there's not an image, there's not a feeling. There's nothing you have ever done, or anything around you from the time you were in the womb of your mother, that your subconscious mind is not recorded.
Now that's a little bit heavier than Polaroid and Kodak.
And when you stand before God, it's easy for God to bring your book forward because your brain
See, the subconscious just be reversed. That's it. And it'll be right in front of you. When you look at that book is talking to you. It is you. It is your book and you will say my word a book that is it didn't leave nothing smaller, great, but it's got everything in it. But you will only be thinking that because on that day, you won't be able to speak, the things that couldn't speak on that day of judgment will speak. The hands will speak, the feet will speak what they did and where they went. The rocks and the trees that didn't speak before will say he sat next to me. He sat on me. He walked this way. He goes
Sitting next to me, everything that couldn't talk animals, they couldn't talk, we'll talk, trees, birds, water will talk, everything will talk that day except you and me. So do all your talking now.
We believe in the judgment. We believe that God has the ability to create his creatures to preserve what they have done. And we believe that God has the ability to set scales up and to judge them. Because they are courts in this world, this judge right, you believe that somebody do something wrong, you say, I'm gonna sue you.
You believe there's some justice somewhere, there's some justice. So if human beings can seek justice for human beings, you know, the creator who has made the human beings has his own way of justice.
Keep this in mind, brothers and sisters.
oppression has its own price.
When humans cannot get justice from other humans for oppression,
it has its own price. And yes, I appreciate living in the West and all the opportunities that it gives to me. But I know there's a price for the oppression
that these countries have done in the world. And we sit back and live our lives and enjoy ourselves. And we see the oppression throughout the world, but there's a price for it. And we are paying for it. What we're living at today, Australia, you know your country better than I do.
Australia, Great Britain, America, France, Germany, all these sophisticated countries advanced countries, they have the highest level of
highest level of divorce,
highest level of child
pedophilia, has level of pornography has level of murder.
highest level of drug addiction has level of prostitution. As a fact Don't blame me. Don't get attitude with me.
These are facts because there's a price to pay and family has been destroyed. totally destroyed. The family has been disintegrated completely. McDonald's Burger King and Pizza Hut took the whole family table away.
families don't come together anymore.
Mom and Dad's working double jobs and the kids is latchkey kids.
The kids got their mobile phones got the old partners everybody my mommy got a TV daddy got a TV. Jamie got a TV Tommy got a TV and grandma and grandpa they an old age home they got teenagers
that's the price that we pay.
So we believe in judgment and there will be a time that each one of us will be individually accounted for.
books will be balanced.
accounts will be brought forward.
And the Creator who is just he will not be unjust to anyone.
He has no reason to be unjust to you. He will give you what your hand calls for if there's anything he's going to give you more than what he should it won't be punishment. It will be mercy because he's a loving God
anyone that's due mercy will get more mercy than they and most of the most of you you're getting it right now most of us most of us have what we don't even deserve people talking about what for what I got you live
you didn't work for everything you got you work for your eyes
you work for your brain you live here you pay the rent on that body you in so are you what first thing you got I got praise God I got everything I got by heart What?
You get sick, and see if you can get well just by your work.
So we will have to answer and be accountable. We believe in the day of judgment and how will they of judgment come about? We believe that we will be resurrected out of Ukraine.
Now you can go and get yourself cremated or creamed whatever you wanna just tells My turn you in the cream and turn you in the water or put you through one of those one of those machines they call it nanotechnology You are the nanotechnology that they put you through there too. And it creates some just turn you into something smaller than the DNA and turn you into something else.
Robot no judgment cuz I've been turning to something else. I've been recycled.
To me the ashes. If there is a Hellfire I don't want to go this will just burn me up right now. throw me out of the ocean.
But it is not the body that has nothing to do with the issue. The Creator who has created in the beginning, he is able to create all over again and he will call you back together from Western
ever you are in the earth and bring you back all the way to your fingerprints.
It'll be the same you
just want to create as the beginning have that power. Do you think so?
many traders in the beginning but all this diversity does he have the power to buy his own will create this all over again he will and he says he will, because that's the way you're going to be judged.
And you will not be raised up as a Christian, you will not be raised up as a Jew or a Buddhist or as a pretty lady, or you'll not be raised up as a banker, you will not be raised up as a black or white tall, you'll not be raised as an aristocrat, you will not be raised up but to be raised up barefoot and naked.
And the prophets wife said O Messenger of Allah will be standing naked, won't people be ashamed? He said no on that day to be so much trauma and nobody gonna be asking about it.
So much trauma, human beings will be in so much trauma that day, waiting for the judgment. In can you think about it, the Prophet peace, be upon him said on that date,
the whole earth will be destroyed and the new earth will be created.
And that New Earth that will be created, all the living beings that have been destroyed will be inside of it.
Then God will send clouds and those clouds will rain sperm, and sperm will come down and hit the ground and be the sperm just like your father.
And when it hits the ground, you come out of the ground like a mushroom. That's what the prophet said. He said, like vegetables just come up out of the earth just like that.
Just like you were when you came from your mother's womb only thing you will be an adult that day.
destitute, begging, sweating, and fear, waiting to be judged. I won't go too far what I'm about to have no heart attack sitting in here.
Because we don't like to think about dying. We don't like to think about judgment. We certainly don't like to be thinking about standing for no judgment.
But it's true.
Because the prophets all of them said it, that there will be a day that all of us will be judged in the scales will be set up. And you will get from God, what your hands call forth. And if you get anything extra, it will not be punishment, it will be what?
So these are their beliefs. Now, there are some misconceptions about Islam that I want to deal with for a few moments, some misconceptions.
They say that we have a terrorist they say we are fanatics. They say we are extremists. They say we are repression is
yes, they also Muslim. So definitely they are terrorists, no doubt about that. We have to admit that.
That's the people who call themselves Muslims, they they get so frustrated. They went to such an extreme of frustration. They don't know what else to do. But yes, they have done some acts, or allegedly, they have done some actions. And we have to admit, I don't know exactly who they are, because I wasn't there. And most of the people who say weren't there. But no doubt, I do believe there is some truth to the fact that some Muslims, especially in the last 2030 years have been engaged in some terrorist acts. There's no doubt about that.
We don't have the name, don't they have been certainly some who have done that. And those actions have caused a certain amount of destruction, tragedy, horror,
to human beings. And we say as Muslims, we don't support that, because our Prophet peace be upon them. He didn't tell us to act as a terrorist. He didn't tell us to be reactionaries. Everything the Prophet did. He was revealed from God and he acted. But he acted always with principle. When the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him, he fought, he didn't fight with anger. He didn't fight out of frustration. He didn't just just strike out blindly just chill everybody. No, he didn't do that.
The Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said if we have to go to war to support the truth because you know, truth has got to be defended. You can't tell me that just love everybody. Somebody come in your house to rape you and your family. You gotta love him to
know if you got a gun in your house or something you can grab hold up, and somebody come to your house to rape your wife, you know, you have to fight that person. And if you had to kill him, to get him to stop from children, your family, that's justice.
And everyone could see that
a woman who's been raped by a man and she can grab hold of something and hit him and he dies. Nobody can say that she murdered him. Self Defense.
So in the cause, in the defense of what is right sometimes he
Human beings themselves have got to defend what is right. And sometimes that defense leads to major conflict. It's called war. But the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. He said that when we go to war, we go to war because it has been honored by God. And there are principles even to war principles, even in war.
And only the people who carry weapons, we only fight the people who carry weapons.
We don't fight innocent people. We don't fight old people. We don't fight in turn people. We don't fight sick people. We don't just go and get on a bus and blow up a bus. We don't go to hospital blow up a hospital, we will just blow up bridge damages we can send out check that out.
We don't do that.
But those who have done something like that, I'm not the judge. But we don't support that. And if some Muslims have done that, we are sad for them. Because they will have to answer for that. And they will have to tell God what their justification is about that. But let's go to another issue. We're talking about terror.
Terror is the wrongful destruction and bring in trauma, disease, Misery upon human beings without justification. That's what terror is.
So when the Spanish went into South America, they were called what were the names, the Conquistadores.
And they totally dislodge those people took their lands, children
29 million you keep count, let me tell you about some terror now. 29 million, the Conquistadores killed over a period of 86 years, how many I say
When the Afrikaners, the Dutch went into South Africa, they took that part of the land they call now South Africa.
Over a period of 65 years, displaced, murdered, killed, executed 37 million. How much is that? add that up? 37 and 29 is how many 66? In my book, let's keep adding.
America, when Columbus and his boys went to America, and you know what I said last night, are you how you discover somewhere to some people's living already.
And you already knows that India, you were sick, when you got there, you was headed to India, but you landed over there, but you still call them Indians.
And over a period of 200 years, you displaced those people, you poison their stream, you kill their Buffalo, you took their land, you took them on reservations, you extinguish those people totally extinguish those people.
So that today, you call them native Indians.
But they have nothing.
So you wipe those people out 38 million. So add that on the 66. Now,
somebody keep counting.
Let's move on.
We talk about terrorism. Now.
We're going to India, when the British went to India, and would not even allow the Indian people to gather their own salt out of the ocean.
They worked on like slaves and dogs
for 140 years, would not even allow them to take their own salt from the ocean.
And through systematic repression, execution, slavery, they wiped out more than 51 million people of India, edX, keep adding that
remark, you've dropped the bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. They could have told the Japanese we have a bomb. They could have demonstrated that bomb and the war was over. But they didn't. They wanted the world to see how that bomb acts. They wanted the world to see that bomb. And they want a justification for the world to see that bomb. So they didn't tell the Japanese they had that bomb. They dropped that bomb. And I'll tell you what that bomb did if you don't know when that bomb was dropped, because actually there was three bombs. But I'll just tell you the one when that bomb was dropped before that bomb hit the ground. It incinerated that means it turned people into liquid.
It liquefied the people. It liquefied 187,000 people before they hit the ground.
And when it must roomed 2.7 million people was just obliterated, totally finished 2.7 million. And from that time to now the cancer and that area still is present into people. You tell me that's not terrible. So I'll stop right there because I know you can handle that. I'll stop there. I could go on
the whole so called ga I can tell you about terrorism. Well, I'll stop right there because that's 159 million.
I want to go on to the 800,000, just recently
that was massacred in Rwanda, you say, well, Africans killed Africans, but I'll tell you why they was killed. Because the Rwanda government or the central bank, a debt, and they wouldn't pay. So they created a civil war to kill off those certain people. So a new government is there, and now they're paying that debt
800,000 to add that on top of it.
Now, if that's not terrorism, what is it? But there was a sophisticated from those sophisticated terrorists? We forgot that we read the history. But we don't say nothing about that. We keep talking about September 11.
I don't think that's fair. September 11, was the tragedy and it was wrong. I don't know who did it. Nobody else has, has specified. No one has brought any evidence of exactly who did it. But whoever did it, I believe it's wrong. And I feel personal about that. Because I was born just two miles from there, I just I wouldn't happen to be there. I feel personal about that. Whoever used my home as a place of reprisal for their frustrations, I don't think that's right. Whether they were Muslims, or Hindus, or Buddhists, anybody else who did it. But 3000 people in one day, and some buildings that fell down, and whatever amount of collateral damage, that's not like 156 billion, I mean, 160 6
million, and nobody has made an official apology. I am talking about the aborigines, I don't wanna hurt your people.
Don't talk about the Aboriginal people here, what happened here now, because I'm a sociologist, I know exactly what happened. And it's a tragedy that most Australians don't even want to talk about.
They have the highest alcoholism rate, in the, in this whole part of the world.
The drug, the drug addiction, you say it's their fault. It's not their fault. It's their fault directly. But indirectly, they were put in that condition.
In order for you to enjoy yourself, they're kept in that condition.
So I will have to tell you about your history. I'll tell you about my history.
And I thank God that I was born in America, the great great grandson of ex slaves.
And I thank God, I'm not a slave today except for God.
And this is the chance that all people have to serve God, to stop being the slaves of others.
So terrorism and fanaticism, just there are some Muslims that are guilty of that. But there are others who are not Muslims that are also guilty of that, would you say? Is that right or wrong?
And as for fanaticism, yes. Some Muslims are extremists, they are fanatic. And they also Christians that are fanatics. And they are Jews that are fanatics and Buddhists and Hindus that are fanatics. And communists that are fanatics, and others that are fanatics. So why would you think of the word fanaticism extremism? Why you think of Islam and Muslims? Because the media has made us think, and our minds whenever that word comes up? repression, fanaticism, extremism, or Microsoft looking at Muslims?
Because we've been conditioned to think that way, and that's unfair.
That's conditional prejudice. You've been prejudiced, you've been conditioned to have prejudice against people. You haven't examined those people. You didn't look for the facts. You didn't ask, what are they guilty? Did they do anything? This is my neighbor. I see them every day. Why do I have an attitude when I see them? When I look at the news, I got an attitude my neighbor, was the reason for that.
The media have caused us to become adversaries. And my job here is to tell you that Islam is a beautiful religion, if you want to call it that. It's a beautiful system, if you want to call it that. And all human beings should be Muslim.
You think they should wash themselves. However, you believed that if there is a God in the heavens, if there is a God and a Creator of the heavens and earth, if there is a God that gave you an odd life, this gift of life, that that God is the benefactor, and that is the one that should be recognized.
Now I don't believe that everybody raising their hand Muslims, are you disagreeing with me? This makes common sense.
And this is what Islam means
to take common sense and to bear witness that there is no end to be worshipped except to create them.
Yeah, I just let this lady please down. Just let let our
Auntie let her down. Please let her walk down. Just you young young sisters. Move out of her way and let her come down here.
Just move out her way. Help her come down here. Sit down next to her husband.
Thank you very much.
The prophets have lost them said
whosoever does not give respect to our elders, and is not
tender towards our young is not from us, as with the prophet SAW CMC
was not gentle with our children and respectful towards our elders, not from us. So whenever we see an elderly person on the bus or the underground or whatever, we give them the seat, we help them, we walk with them, we give them the honor just because they got gray hair, just because they've been in front of us. And by doing that, God will be pleased with us. That's the nature of this religion. It's about respect. It's about character. It's about behavior.
So, Islam is not a foreign, it's not something foreign. It's not something extreme. It's not something on the outside, it's not you and us. That's not what it is. It's for the world. It is the final revelation. The Quran is a book of 6626 verses. And in it, there is a remembrance about Moses and Abraham and David and Solomon, and john the baptist and Jesus Christ, and all the prophets, a reminder about them. It's a story about human beings. There is the revelation from God. It is an inspiration from God. It is a legislation from God. That's what the end is. And it is a final revelation, you will not find any book like it.
You go home tonight
and put in Encyclopedia Britannica, let it pop up. Then after that, put the word quote in there, put the word Islam in there, put the word Mohammed in there and see what the authorities who have compiled Encyclopedia Britannica what they say, because their objective, you have to say the college said that guy who was talking said, The Second Peter metallic says
this is objective source of information.
More than 347 different scholars from all different walks of life have collaborated on this source of knowledge, called Encyclopedia Britannica, see what they say about the court and
they said that it is the only a legend revelation that has come to a human being that has remained intact since he brought it That's what they say.
They say it is one of the most phenomenal
books of literature in the entire world for it has made some prophecies that came about and Prophet Mohammed peace investment forum he couldn't have known that.
The Quran says well shumsky Welcome Reza Mustafa de la vida de la de salud him how the Prophet knew that. How do you know that the sun and the moon both follow an audit course for it? How they know how do you know that we're revolving? A shop with shampoo? Well come on either Mr. Perry Lucha delicata deal that it is an order a taqdeer. A cutter from
the Prophet didn't know that he wouldn't know astronomer he had one. telescopes like Hubble.
How does the Prophet know that inside the womb of the mother?
that the child is hanging from a clot? How did he know that the Quran said in front of you have created you from nitsa with neuffer. To look for in Arabic means sperm.
After the Quran says it becomes Allah o'clock and Allah means something hanging.
So how does the Prophet know that after the sperm enters,
it becomes a zygote. Then after it becomes clinging to the womb and then hanging? How does he know that to put on the recall did that how the Quran know that after it became that it becomes something called move up. So they look like they've been chewed. And if you look at the, the the embryo when it is about
six weeks, five weeks, it is looking like what a chewed piece of flesh.
Then after that, the Quran says it becomes
a lump of flesh, close the skin. The Quran said that they said after that we give to it its features.
It gives it features its eyes. Its is its brain. Its spine. Its it gives its pancreas, its liver.
It gives all the features and systems come within how many weeks 14 weeks 16 weeks to cron gave that system and then after that he said that it becomes Shay on alpha.
means fully formed. So the Quran it gave the stages of embryo that gave the embryo logical stages inside the brain. How does the Prophet know that he had no stethoscope.
ultrasound. But the Quran said that
how does the Quran say that we have created everything from water? What has been discovered now? What's the whole world made of gas? And what is the basic comp composite of water? Ah, oh, I know that
the Quran said called the call the sun shows
called the call the light of the sun while Hajj
and called the light of the moon, Nero. Nero means reflection, it does not have its own light,
mean burning bright. So how the Prophet note that the sun was burning bright, and that the moon had no light of its own. But that is a reflection Nero, how he knew that I could give you 37 Thank you, brother.
You give everybody else
I could give you at least 37 statements in the end. And 23 of them have just been discovered in the last 40 years.
And this network colleague said, you'll find that in the writings of Muslims, frikkin, orientalist who have studied the Quran in the Arabic language and said, it's a book like no other book, we don't know how the Prophet could have said that as well. It is more
embryologist, he said after he read the Quran. And he saw what the Quran said about the creation of the human being he said, I have to believe this is a God that Mohammed couldn't have said that. He couldn't have seen that he couldn't have known that he had to receive it from somewhere. So where he received from, he couldn't receive from no men, nobody could have collaborated with him. There was nobody at that time who could have known that the only way he could have known that is that it was revealed to him who wasn't revealed by
creator. So I said all of you good people here who are non Muslims. You need to read the Quran.
Read it, it's open for you. And now you got no excuse. You don't have to say well, I don't have a Koran, I don't know where to get a quote on. If you got a computer.
You can read the Quran on your computer.
If you have a computer home, you got still got no excuse. You go to the public library.
See, so everyone has the chance to read the Quran. If you say to yourself, if you read it, this is the book that seemed like this is a book from God. Or you can say no, I don't believe that that book. I don't believe that all.
I'm a fan of some of the books that's up to you. Read about the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon them. I'll tell you about him. A couple of statements I want to make to you. And you can compare, I'll say to you that there's no other human being in the annals of history that can compare categorically with him. Not your father, not your uncle, not your grandfather, not not your mentor, not your your professor in school, not the president of your country, not your husband, nobody that you can think of historically, that you categorically compare with the Prophet Muhammad, peace of blessing be upon nobody. I don't say that prejudicially.
I am a bit subjective about the matter.
But I'll tell you a man by the name of Michael J. Hart, somebody who would believe I think one of the foremost biographers historians of our time, himself and a group of 67 other biographers. They did a study, and they want to find out the 100 most profound human beings in the annals of history.
And you can go into the library and you could check this out too. So you don't say this call it said that? No, I'm Michael J. Hart said that him and a group of other 67 people, and they studied and they made a category. That category was 30 different criteria. 30 different categories in which they judge human beings. Bonaparte, Napoleon, Winston Churchill, Moses, David, Jesus Christ, john the baptist, President Lincoln, President Washington, this one that one Delano Roosevelt, France De Gaulle, I mean Buddha, Confucius is Gandhi, everybody, they check check, you put you up there, too.
They took the most profound, widely known historical figures, and they put them into this category.
Michael J. Hart said that honestly, for me, my selection as a Christian, my selection would have been Jesus Christ.
But there were at least five categories that I could not choose Jesus Christ because five of the categories had to do was that he was categorically the best father. He was not a father.
He was categorically the best husband. He was not a husband. He was categorically the best statesman. He was never statesman.
He was categorically the best ruler he was never ruler
So he said, even though my choice would have been Jesus Christ, when a comparisons came down to three,
those three with Jesus Christ, Moses, and Mohammed, peace and blessings upon. And guess who Michael J. Hart with the collaboration with those other 67 biographers Guess who they chose?
They chose Mohammed piece of lesson before.
That's not a Muslim chose Muhammad.
jihad is a Christian. And I think he has a little bit better background by biographically than you do. And 67 other collaborators with him study that looked at it. And this is a fact go to the archives of Time Magazine, and it's there. And if anyone of you send me an email, I'll send you a copy of that article. It's there.
So they chose. So I say, even maybe they will not correct. I say you make a judgement. You do the same study that they did you look at the same categories that they did, you're fair, you're just you're intelligent, you're intellectuals. And you know, your objective, and I know you will read and you make a determination. And you see, we don't say, what Michael J Hots, it will just say that Mohammed is a prophet of God,
as he is a prophet of God, then that's the second thing I want you to acknowledge. You acknowledge that there's nothing to be worshipped except the Creator, I want you also to acknowledge that Mohammed is a prophet of God. If you have no reason to reject that you have no reason to believe Other than that, then you should be willing to say that Muhammad is the prophet of God, he must have been a prophet of God. The book that he brought to life, three lives, his connection to Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ prophesied him, and he confirmed Jesus Christ, he must have been a prophet of God. He was a prophet of God, a cousin of the other prophets. He came from a brother of those who
was under Abraham.
He must have been a profit, he must have been a messenger.
categorically he stood on a platform of dignity and high honor. And that's what the law said about him in the Quran. Well in Mecca, Allah Hola, Avi, very Oh, Mohammed, you have been set on the platform of dignity and honor for all human beings to look at into follow and to examine. The other thing that they categorize is that which one of their lives have been documented? The most? And who do you think it came to?
So we say Allahumma salli, ala Muhammad Ali, Mohammed, Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim al amin in the country Allahumma barik, ala Muhammad Allah Allah Muhammad, Rahim Allah Allah, Allah, Allah,
Allah, bless Muhammad, and all the followers of Muhammad and blessed Abraham, and all the followers of Abraham that include all the prophets, bless all of them. Very you are praiseworthy, and glorious, oh, Allah exalt Mohammed, and follow the Mohammed and exalt Abraham. And all the followers of Abraham that meet all the prophets and all the monotheistic people,
and exalt all of them. Surely you are full of praise and glory, it's just what we say.
And so now the onus is on you, to examine what is the khordad? Who is Muhammad? And what is Islam?
Not what you think he was not what somebody else told you that it is not what your father said, not what your brother said, not what your teacher said, not, who said, that's how we started out. I want you now to say to me, any of you, I don't believe what you said, I know what Islam is, then bring your evidence.
And for those of you who can accept that there's none to be worshipped or recognized except the Creator. And I'm not talking to the Muslims here, those of you who are non Muslims, who can accept that there's none to be worshipped except the Creator, the one creator, who is our Lord, your Lord, the One God for the heavens in the earth, who believe that there's only one God and worship one God, raise your hands.
I'm not talking about the Muslims and non Muslims. Yes, just raising Let me count, please. 1-234-567-8910 1112 1314 1516 1718 1920 21. At least 21 people here acknowledged that there's nothing to be worshipped except the Creator. We say an Arabic La ilaha illAllah.
It means there is nothing worse except the Creator. So those people who just said there's nothing worse except creator, you said La Ilaha Illa. That's the first statement of Islam.
There's no tricks here. They'll not do no magic.
I'm not David Copperfield. I'm not doing no magic here. I'm not tricking no words. Here. I'm saying to you what you said you said there's nothing worse except the Creator, not to be acknowledged, not to be obeyed, not to be recognized, acceptable to one creator.
And how many of those same people here by the definition that I gave the connection to Jesus Christ, the issues regarding the Prophet regarding the issue that regarding the Koran, the nature of the man, the character of the manifestation of the man
hasn't been recorded by non Muslims and Muslims alike that Mohammed had to be a prophet in the Messenger of God. How many of you say people would accept that
12345 610 very simple terminologies we're not here to convert anybody. That's not our job.
We're not Jehovah's Witnesses and we're not any kind of witnesses like that's not we do we're not looking for scalps and we're not looking for nobody's will pay me for whoever becomes a Muslim.
God is the one that guides he opens hearts and he touches hearts, let me know what I'd like to do is ask, honestly, because some people are not ready for that. Everybody You know, I'm not gonna say to you, this is not treasure hunt, I'm gonna tell you that to come on down.
But I want to say this to you. That life is not promised to anyone. And death comes quick, fast in your sleep,
while you're on your way home driving.
You want to do this, you thought about this, but you never got there.
And I suggest those of you who bear witness that there's none to worship except the Creator. And that you can also acknowledge that Muhammad is the prophet of God. Then you need to stand up where you are. Just stand up where you are.
Nobody's gonna take none from you. Just stand up for you.
Can you just give me somebody seats over here? let some of these people come sit down and see these people close up?
Don't be afraid anybody will take your pictures like he stopped the camera. I want to say tomorrow you know this guy. brainwash somebody.
But that's not what we do.
What's the brother? The brother? His name is?
What's his name?
Joe was a beautiful brother on the way is that tonight? Not Kelvin. What's the brother here? What's your name? Brother? Tony, Tony, come here. Sit down with me. Please.
Welcome sit here with Tom.
Tony, where you from?
even born Australian born and bred in Australia. You never met before? Right.
Tony, do you from what you have heard
this lottery rehearse? Now, you know, some of them tell us tell evangelistic, they be pre rehearsing and people come in, they'd be saving them. Well, he didn't come here to get saved.
Did you ever meet me before?
And from what you have heard, man is born and bred in Australia.
Do you bear witness? There's nothing to worship except by Almighty God.
And from what you heard concerning the Prophet Mohammed, can you accept that he's a prophet of God? Yeah.
Now what Tony does with that is up to him. I don't get paid.
What he likes to do, and this will make his life better for him.
That he's the one that would benefit. If 1000 Tony's became Muslim. It's not going to make Islam different.
But it will make him different.
Because now he has a path to follow. That he feels satisfied about. He listened. He read. He said, he did what I said last night. I said go somewhere and study. Go read sit down for a moment. Think about it. let it marinate. Think about life. Think about death. Think about the purpose of life. Think about and then come back. Let me answer the next chapter. What is this long as your mind change from last night.
And you convinced that this is the correct way of life.
not totally has courage.
I don't expect other people that raise their hand to come here and sit down. But I just like Tony, to
say with me, the family of Islam. And then after that he does what he wants. He can do what he wants. If he's drinking, he can stop drinking if he wants to. And he can keep on it's up to him. Nobody can follow him around. Not going to be responsible. Only we're going to be his brother.
This brother who lives in Australia also is going to be accountable for him to look after him. It's it's something that Tony needs that this brother can afford. He's going to give it to him. There's going to be his brother. What's your name, brother. Gemma. Did you know Tony before
you want to accept Him as your brother, look after him. He's become a Muslim teacher.
They become brothers never met each other before and he loves Tony, only for God nothing, nothing else. Tony, you're right, there's no check.
So Tony gives a different amount.
So, I just want you to say after me the same words I say, c'est la la ilaha illAllah
Muhammad, Muhammad Rasool Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah in La la
la la sharika
Abdul salam, Salam
aleikum wa sallam.
Tony, I show you what you say, If you say no, no, I mean that
is to be worshipped or recognized or served except Almighty God. Yeah. And you said that Muhammad is the Messenger of God. So you said, I bear witness, I affirm clearly, that there's nothing to be worshipped except the Creator, and that he is one, no partners. And I bear witness clearly, that Muhammad is the messenger in the service of Almighty God.
The Prophet peace upon him told us that for any human being,
that accepts this faith, it's better for us in the whole world than what is in it. So it's not the issue, this whole thing was for Tony. And his whole thing was for the 10 or 12. Other people that are here, maybe didn't want to come forward. They got reasons why they want to come forward. We don't want you to have to come forward, but we'd like you to in your seats.
We'd like you to recite with me, not the Muslims just is non Muslims. You can say it to yourself, or you can say it out loud.
bear witness there is none to be worship except to create a state c'est la
And what the non Muslim Muslim don't want you to say, I want to hear it or hear from some non Muslims.
Allah ilaha illallah wa de
la sharika lahu y shadow
Mohammed bin Abdullah, who was what a Zulu Salalah
alayhi wa sallam me
now some three or four or five people.
They said what Tony said, That's what I heard 12345
and some five or six or seven. They don't want to say it aloud. Maybe they only want to whisper it cuz they don't know what the implications are. But they do believe it. God has written it already for you.
Now our job is not to force you to say anything, maybe you'll say it tomorrow. We ask God to preserve your faith until tomorrow, or whatever model that it might be. And there's another 10 or 20 people here who did not prepare to say that. But at least they could say that I do know something about Islam, how many non Muslims here feel at least they do not know something about Islam. Now, how many non Muslims just say that at least, I do know something about Islam now that I didn't know before how many non Muslims, all of you allies.
And our job is really to make allies make friends.
It's not to make Muslims just to make allies. So if I live next to you, if you live next to a Muslim or you work with a Muslim, or you go to school with a Muslim, you will not have the same feeling for that person based on the preconditions anymore, Will you at least you will be intelligently be able to speak about this lamp. I want to thank all of you for your patience. And we have I think we have some gifts. Don't we have some gifts?
We have some gifts here, brother,
can you just get them please, and just get them out too, and give those gifts to whoever wants to give, not just those who took their Shahada, whoever wants one of these free information packs that we have? cannot have them, please.
Now listen, can you brothers? Move this move over here for me? Now look, I don't know exactly who said there.
So I'm not gonna force you to walk up here and take these gifts.
And I'm not gonna tell you this $1,000 in these bags here.
Then maybe some of the Muslims might come up and grab these bags.
This is what's in fact,
you have a tape on the everlasting cord. And
you have also a copy of the Quran in Arabic and English. So Tony, he can't read the aggregate, but he can read the English and maybe in about a year Tony will be reading Arabic. So
you have something here about Islam, very simple, very straightforward. So that you know whether I told the truth or not.
You have a guide to prayer in Islam. So help you to pray this brother, he will help you. But this will also help you. And do you have here a brief Illustrated Guide that gives you some of the examples about the miracles of the Quran and other beautiful illustrations that are here too, and gives you a lot of different references there. And then you have something here called prayer in Islam so that all you got to do is just put this inside your this is a CD or DVD
then you've got a got a card from one of the sponsors of this election right here. All this is for you, brother. And also brother. Also, we're gonna make up a collection and give you some money too.
Brothers and sisters, it's now 10 minutes to 10. And then maybe some questions. We we did have a multimedia presentation that we didn't show last night. And we could show tonight. But I think maybe because of the time. Do you think we should have some questions? answer some questions for some people that are here. How much time do we have brother?
10 minutes. Let's, let's ask the questions. I'll give everybody here. I'll give everyone here our email. And if you'd like to see this multimedia presentation that we have here, we'll leave a copy of it for the brothers monosol they'll put it on Channel What is it called? channel 31. So we'll give it to the brothers now put it on channel 31. Everybody can watch it. I like to entertain a few questions for the next 10 minutes if you don't mind. Any now the questions are only for non Muslims. Muslims don't ask any questions because
the proposition was What do you know about Islam?
What's your name? Brother? Ah, FUBAR Where you from? I'm from here you from Australia. Awesome. Okay, but
did you study something about Islam before? No, I met someone.
And you were here last night? You just came tonight? So what you understand about Islam you you you accept? Yes. You believe there's going to be worship except the Creator.
Beautiful. Thank you so much. Well, they were very generous. They increase the time for half an hour.
And what you have understood about the Prophet Mohammed, you also accept that yes. Okay, so do you You heard what I said to totally, you heard the words are recited. But this is a simple proclamation of Islam for you, for me for anybody that does it. So just I'm gonna just ask you to take my hand just recite after me La Ilaha La ilaha illa Allah Illallah Muhammad Muhammad Rasulullah Rasulullah I shadow a shadow
La Ilaha Illa en la la la la la la
la sharika Shadi ka La La Why should I do a shadow?
Mohammedan Muhammad Ali Abu Abu
sola, sola, la Allahu Allahu alayhi, WA alayhi wa sallam,
pinball, pinball, Have we met before?
So on your own inspiration, on your own reading on your own investigation,
you accepted this, is that correct? Do you believe that this will make you a better human being
give you a better insight into life.
You think that when you see your parents and your siblings and people that you go to school with whatever that you will have the ability to explain to them why you made this choice? Yes.
Okay, we've extended the time. So we're gonna do a couple of things. We're gonna take a couple of questions.
The question, he says,
To the north, this is Malaysia, I think you're talking about
Malaysia, Indonesia, Indonesia, he says, To the north, there's one of the largest nation of Muslims, and there is nepotism, and bribery and corruption. And yet they claim to be following this book. Not all of them.
I said to you, you cannot say all those 200 million people are guilty of that.
Okay, I thank you. So, if I said to you, if I said to you, that this this country here, if I said to you that this country here in this part of the world, has the highest level of alcoholism, and drug addiction of any civilized nation in this part of the world, wait just a moment, would you be guilty of that?
Okay. So, similarly, similarly, similarly, just right. But similarly, the other people in this good nation would also not be guilty of that, is that correct? But if it were personified, if it was said, by someone outside of Australia that this is the case with Australia be guilty of that?
understand that's correct, sir. Therefore, I say to you, that that book that you're carrying itself stands by itself, it doesn't need the following of 200 million, to the north or to the south, it's still God's word. And if they don't follow it, any part of them don't follow it, then that is their affair with God. And we're not responsible for that.
If Christians, or Buddhists, or Hindus don't follow their book.
The book itself is not guilty, is it?
I'm trying to make a somebody claims to be better than the other, because I continue to die. Now, after
that you face
much more better than
I will agree with you. Because if the Christian faith is upon what Jesus Christ believed, and the Christian faith is upon the message of Jesus Christ, and the Christian faith is upon what God had ordered Jesus Christ, then my faith is the same as that faith, and it cannot be any better.
But the question that you asked is about the people of Indonesia. I say that if the people of Indonesia, the people of Malaysia, and all the Muslims, here were all the people of Australia, what Muslims, if they all flipped over and didn't practice, it wouldn't change that book. That book is God's word. And the issue here is whether you as a human being whether after reading that book, if you believe that's God's word, because if you believe that God's word, and they not following it, the who's responsible them does not follow it, or the one that read it.
Now, my question, sir, is that if all those people who are not following it, but you read it and you believe it is God's word, who's responsible, the one who read it, or those who is not following it?
You don't adhere to it. They probably don't adhere to it either.
The pot the pot, calling the kettle black
Why'd I do that?
Exactly. And I believe in that, and I accept that. And I accept that too. The issue here is that I'm saying to you that Indonesia, or Malaysia, or all of Africa, or all of Australia itself, is not going to change God's word if we don't follow it. If you believe that's God's book, like you believe something else is God's book, who is the person that is responsible? The one who was reading it to practice it? Or is he responsible for the whole world and what they do?
Exactly, that's what I want you to say.
So let me take let me focus.
my remarks about terrorism was directed towards people who themselves have painted Muslims, Arabs, across the world for the last 20 years as terrorists and fanatics. And unfortunately, the media that is controlled by the people who have done that they just happen to be dominated by the so called progressive developed European nations, not to say all of them are guilty of all the crimes that have been done. But the media is basically controlled by them. And they are the ones who have preconditioned the world that all Muslims are terrorists, fanatics, and all I was trying to do was reverse that tidal wave of media and show that terrorism has a different name and a different face
from a historical point of view. That's all I was trying to do. I think I got it across.
Last for Europeans a concern I'm married to a woman from Spain, that's clearly European.
Let me finish. The other thing is that this gentleman here is clearly I mean, just the European civilization. It's not in Europe, but this is a European. So I'm trying to say to you that I don't personally notice Islam have any personal prejudice, pre pre judgment of Europeans, I was just making a social political fact, regarding the issue of terrorism, that's at all.
By doing that, I made some implications. I stepped on some toes, but I think maybe your shoes a little bit long.
No problem. No problem. And I accept I accept. And if I sort of did what you said, I will apologize. That's what I'll do. Okay. Now, let me go to the second question. I'll go to the second part of your question. It seems that Muslims seem to be a bit intolerant towards other people.
I think that you have to really measure that objectively. I think that there's a great deal of religious political intolerance all over the world. And we Muslims have our share of intolerance towards each other.
And we have our share of intolerance towards others. But I certainly would not think in my mind that Muslims have a greater sense of intolerance historically, towards other religions. I don't think that you could say that statement, because from a historical point of view, I pointed out, I could just say to you just give you one example. For instance, did you know that during the Inquisition, that all the people in Netherlands was completely was considered to be heretics? How many people live in the Netherlands at that time of the Inquisition.
3 million people were considered to be by the Pope, the church to be heretics and should be killed. Now, that has never happened. Muslims have never waived the ban and said all those people over there should be killed just because they don't agree with what goes on in Mecca. So I can give you a lot of historical points to show you that Christians and Jews and Buddhists and Hindus alike and Muslims have been guilty of religious intolerance, but that has nothing to do with Islam. Islam does not tolerate religious intolerance of any sort. And if Muslims do it, they're not acting as Muslims should act.
You could probably give me 100 examples, and I'll probably agree but I'm saying that's Muslims to Quran itself, that this man who wrote never says it has shows any intolerance towards other religions never
learn. I hadn't nursery record answers. We don't make any distinction between profits. We only say one is first one is last one came to these people, one came through the world. Those are the only distinctions we make. We say Mohammed is better. We said Moses was better. We don't make no distinction. We say all those prophets were prophets of God. And all the people that subscribe to those prophets are godly people. In their hearts, they are sincere. This is the whole issue.
If a person says that they are a Christian
By that terminology, that doesn't identify them necessarily with Christ except by their own statement. Just like a person says they are Muslim, it means that they have accepted or they set some attachment to Islam. But the issue I'm trying to define here is, is that is a person, a follower of Jesus Christ, a love of Jesus Christ of practice of what Jesus Christ said, or is a person who call themselves a Christian because that this is an established religion in the world, and that this is the issue, because I'll answer it differently. If a person is a love of Christ, a follower of Christ, the word of Christ, and by such they consider themselves to be Christian by that
meaning that I'm just as much Christian as they are.
But if a person has called himself Christian by the establishment of that name, okay, then that's a different maybe what the person said and that was mentioned had to do with the establishment of that name, Christian, I don't know. But in the Quran, when Allah subhanaw taala speaks about people who are people of the book. He mentioned he calls them Mr. hain. He calls him Mr. hain. Mr. hain means the followers of the Messiah, who's him who is the Messiah.
Jesus was the Messiah. The Quran speaks of them in good terms, the Messiah, the people of the Messiah, Messiah hate. But then there was others, while as a farmer Kula, Xena.
Quran says, and the people who claim to have followed Jesus Christ, they did not go straight until after message, it came to them and they change the world from their places. That is a different kind of people. Now, I don't know what that person put in your mailbox. And I don't know exactly what the verse was. So I can't comment on that. But I'll say this to you that Muslims do not have a predisposition of criticizing Christians and Jews, we don't have a right to do so. Because there's a difference between a Jew and a Zionist.
Now we do have a predisposition about Zionist, I'll make that very clear and plain, because that's an expansionist religion. Zionism is something different. That's not even a religion necessarily, but towards Judaism, that is a established faith. And Jews and Christians in the Quran are called Al Khattab, the people of the book. And if the people of the book, they are established books that were set to profits, which we believe upon those profits, we believe upon those books as they were revealed. That's opposition. Now the Quran deals with this in many different ways. So I don't want to just do a paintbrush answer. But the Quran takes no critical predisposition about Christians and
Jews just because they are Christians and Jews. And Muslims shouldn't either.
If you didn't hear what she said, she sees that suicide is incompatible with Islam as she understands it. And yet, why is that people call themselves suicide bombers or somebody saying suicide bombers and why people not making it clear that these two things are incompatible? Is that what you said? Oh, my friends asked me and I tell them, why is nobody?
Okay, one thing I just want to remind everybody here is that the title of my lecture was, what do you know about Islam.
And so this really wasn't about the war in Iraq, it wasn't really about some of enlightened or suicide bombers, or the war, or whatever the case might be. But I'm entertaining as many questions as I can, and trying to find a relationship to clarify some issues and misconceptions about Islam. You're right, suicide is incompatible, a person who has the intent to just kill themselves in the name of any cause, out of frustration, out of pain, out of glory, or whatever it is they talk about.
This is one of the ways that they take a straight ticket to hell.
Now, Hell is only God is the only one consigns people. But we have some rules in Islam. And one of the rules is that a person takes their own life by cutting their throat, or shooting themselves in the head or jumping off a bridge, when they meet God, they will be jumping off a bridge and blowing their brains out for now. Because God has a way to do that. So God has given us life and life is sacred, and no one owns their life. And no one can just take their own life or the life of somebody else without justification. However, let me say this, I don't think that any of the people that we might be calling suicide bombers wrote a letter and said, I'm a suicide bomber.
They didn't say that. If somebody decided to blow themselves up, and I don't say That's right. Especially how they do it away. They do it in a manner that they do it. I don't say that's right or wrong. That's their decision. But they didn't call themselves a suicide bomber. They call themselves a martyr.
Now, whether the person is a martyr or not, is a different issue. I don't know I can't make the judgment. But a person that says that they are a martyr, and they're doing this and given their lives, and they're putting themselves on the line or in harm's way. And they call themselves a martyr. That's different than the person who says and leaves the note. I don't see any more good in life. I just want to kill myself blow myself in the head. I do this and that. Those are two different statements. And we have to weigh the statement of the people. I'm not saying they're justified or they're not but we have to weigh those two different statements.
differently, we got away the circumstance that brought a person to that frustration differently. I don't necessarily agree with it. And I would not necessarily classify those people justifiably to doing what they doing. But people who are frustrated and blind and angry, they may do things that you and I would not agree with. But I don't think that we have a right to just classify them as suicide bombers. That terminology, suicide bombers did not come from the people who do those things. It came from people whom it was done against, that was an easy way to tell the world that this is a person who has given up on life and frustrated and an error. And they're just like somebody who blew
himself in the head, or that is the easy way to classify them. They didn't call themselves that they don't call themselves that. And I say that before we classify somebody, we should go to some places where that's a practice. And we should talk to some of those people
who have family members, we should go to Palestine, we should go to Iraq, we should go to Iran, we should go to some of those places where some of those so called suicide bombers or people, talk to their family, talk to their friends, go to the town, go to the village and ask their family. If they left a note and said that they were suicide, anything. And if they didn't leave that note, that's not the legacy they left? How dare us to call that just because of the social political implications of it. That's my answer. And God knows best.
I don't justify it. I'm clear. I don't have any justification or support for it. I'm just making it plain that we have to look at things as they are, and not through the eyes of people who want us to
take a different slant on it. Thank you very much, young lady.
She said, just so they will know. She says that.
I mean, in just I think she said that.
She has met some very beautiful Muslims in college. She's not a Muslim herself. I couldn't necessarily have known that.
But that she just wants to make sort of like just make it plain that she has met and interacted with many Muslims that she's met some very good Muslims are the lady's question is, and again.
This these are socio political sensitivities that are being spoken about here. She says, How should we look at the in justices
that are inflicted upon the Palestinians?
By the Israelis? How should we look at that? It is just as what you said, is just purely injustice. Now, I don't necessarily take sides in the sense of Israeli Palestinian because that's nationalistic.
I don't take that. That is that's not the barometer for me. The barometer for me is a matter of going back to the issue of world justice.
Now, just for people who don't understand this problem that we need to look into, this is bringing into a capsule
in 1948, the League of Nations gave to
the Israeli cabinet who at that time, the head of the Israeli cabinet was a gentleman who was called the father of Israel. What was his name? No, not been glorious. Excuse me?
No, it wasn't any of those we think of at the moment.
Personal Theodor Herzl. So the League of Nations games to Theodor Herzl people he was the he was the representative at the time. And he was the one that wrote this idea that the Jewish people in diaspora who was spread all over the world, that according to Scripture, that they were to be given a specific area, and that there's a map of that area that spreads. According to him. That's it that goes all the way from Syria all the way down to Yemen.
According to him, now, he said, This is God's land that he gave to the Israeli people back in Scripture. And he believes that the developed nations of the world should use their influence to give that land back to the Israeli people. Now, Lord Balfour, who was from where
England, Lord Balfour, wrote on behalf of that idea, a declaration of proclamation was called the Balfour Declaration. That's the name of it. That Balfour Declaration was presented to the League of Nations, and it was supported and the partition of Palestine took place in 1948. Now, I tell you this, now the Jews and the Christians, and the Muslims had been living in that land since time immemorial, sharing that land, and that land was not called Israel, that land was called
Philistine. It's in the Bible. Palestine. It's there.
Where the prophets were born. And those people were living there with differences, sharing similar culture, similar language and tolerant to a great degree. But through the Balfour Declaration, the partition of Palestine took place.
And partition is that we have seen throughout the world peace people who claim to be the peacemakers going in and cutting the land in half and deciding who should be the north and to the south. And since 1948, there has been war and bloodshed in that land. And I say to you today that the Israeli army is the most well equipped and lethal army in the world today, because it has been given that by France, America, Germany, Great Britain, they've been given that on the basis that they have to defend themselves on the basis that they have the right to preserve what has been given them by God, that is the claim. Now the human beings of the world need to objectively judge for themselves.
The Israelis have never slept since that day. They have not enjoyed what they took. They are an occupying nation. And they are occupying the land, which is called Palestine. And as far as I'm concerned, this happened long before I was a Muslim. So I have no subjectivity about the issue, except as a historian, I think it is the greatest, most blatant criminal transgression that has been perpetuated on human beings in the name of religion that the world has seemed to just accept and pay used their tax dollars to pay for. And all you have to do is objectively open your eyes and see
that no Palestinians have access to weapons.
What is the out of the question? The Israelis have not just taken weapons, but they have knocked down their homes, their schools, their hospitals, that institutions, they have nothing.
And the ones that are fighting Israelis today, for you to know this. The ones that are fighting Israeli today are not the old men. They know soldiers fighting Israel today. It's young kids throwing stones.
Young kids are throwing stones. And that's the only thing they can do. These young children will not give up. They'd rather die, throw stones at tanks and die than to give up their land. Do we have? Do they have the right? Is that their right? I say it is. And if all they can do is throw stones, they should throw as many stones as they can, because that's all they can do.
I don't say I don't say that we should enjoy or justified what's going on. Nobody should not enjoy it. But I asked you if the only thing that you had to represent your dignity and your honor and your land and your birthright against a transgression, occupier, if that's all you could do is throw stones, you have a choice. Don't throw any more stones at all, and just go away, because that's what the Israelis want the Palestinians to do. They want them to just disappear. Just get out. just disappear, get out like trash, just go away. Leave us alone. Let us enjoy our transgression, our criminal occupation in peace.
gentleman said that we think that, that we should get away from those negative symbols that characterize Muslims as some kind of either always with fighting and conflict and angry and so forth and so on. And I do agree. And that's what I've tried to do for the last hour and a half is to give you a different picture. Now at the same token, there is another side of that picture. And I have to admit, as a Muslim, I have to be objective and say that some of us Muslims have contributed to that picture. But when you look at it
fairly and objectively, from a historical point of view,
we're not the Koran, or Muhammad nor Islam is guilty of anything such as terrorism, fanaticism,
extremism, it has nothing to do with the Koran and nothing to do with Islam. Nothing to do with the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them. If some Muslims are guilty of that they are guilty of Muslim criminals or Muslim criminal or Christian criminals or Christian criminal or Buddhist criminals or Buddhist criminal or Jewish criminals. The Jewish criminals are criminals and criminals, but you don't judge a criminal by the book or by the religion or by the profit doing. That's the issue I'm trying to say here. I know there was somebody else here who I heard saying this you had also does anybody want to claim this?
I'll actually see it again. After
No, it's just a Come, come. Come sit down. Take a seat.
give us a few more moments, we're going to sort of wrap this up. And, again,
only only the Creator, he guides people towards his past, we don't do the guidance, we just sort of tried to present what we can and offer the reflection to the best of our ability. And I'm quite myself. I'm quite honored that senior
people who I think may be a little more senior than myself, and also, people who have never met me before. And this may be their first exposure, even to Islam, that they are courageous enough or honest enough or straightforward enough to if they hear something they believe is correct, to make a turn.
And that's all life is really about making the right turn at the right time. It's all it's about making the right choices. And there's nothing compelling upon anybody to do. No one has to change the name. You don't have to call yourself Ruff, ruff. This is now what's your name? Sir. Trevor?
Michael, Michael. That's a good name one of the angels named Michael. Macau. So
I'm honored that individuals willing to come forward and sort of confirm what they have heard. And Michael and Trevor, and Ralph, and now I want to answer Mike
Ross, I want to answer his question. Before we just make this presentation, he asked the question, Why do women have to cover themselves up, I guess he's wondering, is asking on behalf of the adult.
What is this a very simple matter that God created women with a different anatomy? I think that you would all agree that women have a different anatomy.
And the anatomy of women are more provocative than that of men,
in most civilized countries, and don't allow women to just go to the beach yesterday with nothing on the top. I don't know why they let him go to the beach with nothing on the bottom.
But in most places they don't. Because it is understood that this is sort of to the human nature, this is sort of like a, what you call it.
The humanistic rejects that something is wrong with that. But there should be a bit of modesty, a bit of modesty. So we understand from a psychological point of view that from an anatomy point of view, that there is a difference between male and female, and what the Quran is coming straight out for and say that oh Mohammed tell the believing woman that they should lower their gaze and guide their modesty and draw their clothing around themselves so as to protect themselves from exposing their
things of attraction and what other things have attractions for women, everybody knows.
If a woman's anatomy is a little bit pronounced, we know what the things of attraction are. So hair, it's a body, it's the shape, and the bosom and the body and the hair of women have been written about talked about, you know, lasted about for ages, and they don't sell a chocolate bar with a naked man.
But they sell everything with a naked woman. For some reason. It's more marketable to sell something to people that have no morals psychologically, what a naked woman, they don't do the naked baby or naked man.
So because of that, because of the anatomy of women, and because of their sensitivity, and because they play a pivotal roles in the family, and therefore pivotal role in the society. God says that this uniform protects them so that they will be distinguished and not somebody who would not look at them and thanks to them, Mr. Whistle, you have the ever I have hardly ever heard of a nun passing by somebody say Hey, sweetie.
So a Muslim woman passing by dress and somebody whistle and say, Hey, sweetheart,
doesn't even ring a bell. Why would they do that? There's nothing for them to see.
But if a woman walks by
dressed like a lap dancer
if I was the president of united
I don't know if Monica Lewinsky if she was.
But the point here is that
God asked him to cover themselves for modesty, to protect themselves, to protect their armor, to protect their integrity, to protect their reputation to protect their family, so as to protect that, that society. And we find that when women are modest, at least somewhat modest, they don't necessarily have to dress like Muslim sisters, but even a non Muslim woman, that dress is fairly modest, you'll find that her reputation and her family is a little bit more intact. When she works on a job. The boss and other people have less provocative things to say to her. But if she comes to work, you know what that like that
she's always been over the coffee.
She will get some invitations, even if she would be your wife, or my wife, anybody else's wife, but this is what he was being taught. Men tend to lust. And women tend to display.
So God says women should not display and he says men should not last. And the coverage is to accommodate that. So it's invisible to you.
They overdo it a bit.
I got a question for you.
I got a question for you.
If you have diamonds, pearls,
certificates of deposit, gold things, expensive things, maybe oyster watch or whatever the case might be, and you invite your guests to your house, would you just leave it on the table?
Why would you pull it
You wouldn't get the diamonds and all that stuff that you were holding for the entries, which is you might put them in a safety deposit box.
And you put them in a safety deposit box for what reason?
To keep them safe. But our wives and our daughters and our sisters are worth more than certificates of deposit and their dress to keep them safe. They can't overdo it. They can't be too safe.
We are civilized, but in our society Let me remind you Ralph and other people in this society, the civilized society we live in
a race to take place every single minute in the Western world again, I'm sorry
nine rapes in a civilized world because common civilized world. So obviously some of those people that are raped, and do you know where most rapes take place?
and so, so one of the things that God is telling us by women covering is that it's just an extra protection for them. And if a woman wants to put extra protection on herself if she wants to cover so just with a scarf she can if she wants to cover yourself with a pair of jeans, or just with a dress she can if she wants to cover himself with something even a little bit more she can if she decides she wants to cover her face she can it's not offensive for me if she can deal with it and she has a justification for that she has that right
now I just want to recite for the gentlemen who are here and for now I want to recite
Is it alright if I stand over here brothers it's okay okay good. I don't want to block now and I don't want to block anybody's okay. Okay, good. We've heard the statement and I'm just going to repeat the statement the same one that Adele said the same one that Finbar said same with the two he said the same one who else is
okay, I just want to repeat it. statement is to say la ilaha
ilaha illa La la la, la la la la
la sharika lahu wa shadow
Anna and more Mohammed Abu
I just want to repeat for them. So they understood what they said. So we didn't add anything I said, and you said, There is none to be worshipped or to be recognized to be submitted to accept the Creator, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God. And then you said, I bear witness, I testify, I confirm that there's none of the worship except the Almighty, and that is one without any partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Prophet. And just after that, you said, Peace and blessings of Almighty God be upon you except that
shovel. Yes. shovel, shovel. And you said that yes, now. And now I'm gonna shake hands with you. We don't shake hands with ladies.
commend you for doing so. May Allah guide all of you and gentlemen, friend, he didn't recite it. But he sat with us. And there's a Hadith of the Prophet so lost him That said, there was a group of people who were sitting down, they were praising God, they were saying and God's book. And so the angels, they went up to the sky, and they said, Oh, god, there's some of your service of reciting from your book and asked you for that mercy and for you. So it's a very long Hadith. They asked for your mercy. They asked for your guidance. They asked for your freedom from the Hellfire and Almighty God said, Have they seen my mercy? Do they know My Mercy said no. He said, Do they know my
forgiveness? He said, No. He said they have they seen my Hellfire said no. And they asked me for your paradise. They see my products. He said, No, he said, Give it to all of them anyway.
give them what they asked for Then the angel they said, but there's one of them, who is just sitting with them. He's not saying what they say it. He said give it to him too.
doing all the things that you and I do, and at night, standing in prayer for four or five hours at a time.
And in the day, fighting the battles,
discharging the armies,
giving the time and the rulings explaining the Qur'an instructing the people in behavior. How could a man do all of that? and stand four or five hours at night at one time?
What kind of human being could that be?
Let me tell you. After Christopher Columbus came back and claim that land for King Ferdinand and Isabella
they sent more ships.
And within 150 years
they destabilized, massacred, killed, liquidated eliminated 89 million native Indians as they call them
to take control of what they call the new world.
So we got 56 and we got 89. You keep adding for me, please? How many?
487 million at half a billion people. They never defined any of these actions in these barbaric tragic intrusions, criminal occupations, destabilization, murder and protracted crimes on humanity. They never called it, what?
How a concept
could be forced on the world with their eyes wide open.
And all the lives all the time that people go to church, read the Bible, talk to their priests, the leaders themselves around the dinner table, pray to God with their eyes open or close and don't understand the Trinity. And they accepted that it's simply a mystery that cannot be explained.
The Islamic position regarding that is that generally, generally, the role of men
is to protect
generally, to represent to protect outwardly, just like you have never in history heard of an army army a country
Going into war against another country and they sent a female regiment.
It has never happened.
That is the reason for that. With all the liberation is going on, America didn't say no female regiment.
Because generally speaking, answering the lady's question, they are equal in front of God, but they're not the same.
You see if a law rat ran across you right now.
And they just got finished praying the morning prayer, they stopped planning this bank robbery.
Or they call up the lady or the lady call up the man they want to meet together. So we meet
but before we go have this meeting that we don't have, let's pray.
So can we pray today? We had a meeting together. So where do we go from here? What was your house miles
so before the afternoon press, it will be miniature house. So what we don't do we take a little drink and we start discussing smooches
is not gonna happen.
So the whole issue of the prayer, the prophet that the Quran says, enough salata, 10,
and fascia, women cover this correct volley, the prayer is a preventive deterrent against human tendencies towards doing what's wrong.
And one day, she wake up, and she puts on niqab.
And she puts her phone poles on, no more lipstick,
no more perfume.
She doesn't talk to the men, she's not working anymore because she understands to keep her higher, to keep herself. She stays home and take care of her home and her husband says what's happened to you?
She says yesterday, I read an A and A quote and I read the Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu.
And it made me cry to think about my religion and I'm not doing that no more. And so he said then I don't want you. You have become extreme.
So she has now become stranger.
hamdulillah if he leaves her, we ask a lot to give her another stranger.
The Muslim neighbor, the Muslim coworker,
the Muslim colleague.
They are the ones that are blocking the way for people understanding Islam because people are getting confused. They are confusing Muslims with Islam.
And part of us uncovering the treasure sometimes means moving Muslims out of the way.
Now that the treasure is open and plain and clear and uncovered for anyone to see
Are there any non Muslims here
that would like to inherit this treasure. La ilaha