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Jumuah 072 Are You A Muslim By Choice
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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There was a time when it's
raining on the covenant that they had when
they broke the treaty and they committed treason they attempted to assassinate.
The normal punishment in any country to this day for treason is death.
But the mercy of
Allah was such that he did not sentence this. Instead, they were allowed to leave Medina and go away from a new state.
Not only were they allowed to leave, but they were allowed to leave with all their possessions.
As he was leaving,
they were at that time, a number of young men and women of the children of the Arabs living in Medina, who are living with the burly, how this came to happen was that there used to be high child mortality among the
high infant mortality.
And there was a superstition that if these children went to live with
Jewish tribe, and they were the mama of the Jews, so they were very highly thought of, and they believed that if their children went live with the
woods, so a number of children used
to bring up and they literally stayed with them, and they became part of the tribe.
So now, we're being banished from Medina, the children of the Arabs over with that,
while also being sent out.
So that Alex came
and said, and asked him and he said, What shall we do? Shall we force and compel our children to stay back? Or should we allow them to leave with the
novices children were brought up by those people who they were attached to those people whose houses they were living.
And this is where
this part of the brain and therefore before we come to the I want to ask myself a newbie question. The question is, are you able to
ask myself this question? And I need to answer it for myself. And I asked you this question I asked you
are you a Muslim by choice? I know we are posted by name I know. Because we were brought in Muslim families. I know you will practice Islam, the external parts of Islam right.
Yes, we worship and so on. But internally in our hearts, we truly Muslims.
Have we made a conscious choice to be Muslim?
And it was to ask this question
and answer this question. And I remind myself that I need to say,
I believe, and I'm saying this is because I
repeated this I also said exactly the same thing.
There is no compulsion in religion.
Many Muslims today mistakenly apply this ayah on Muslims, Muslims who do not want to practice Islam, they tried to use this as
to bring life there is no question really.
This is because of their lack of understanding as far as the color of the lights.
Anyone who understand or understands and knows they are.
That is I came for the people who was not posted. And
for a person who was not Muslim, there is no compulsion on him or her to enter Islam. It is a choice that they have to make consciously.
We don't force them, nobody force them, nobody sleeps with them, nobody tries to
tempt them in this way or that way.
there is no compulsion.
The two paths, the right and the wrong have been clearly demarcated and separated and distinguish one from the other.
Those, the way, Eli has been deeply deviated, and distinguished and defined as
the misguidance is also clear.
So make your choice.
And that's what I say to myself and you, let us make our choice.
And it's a very important choice to make.
Because of what follows is designed
for big booty, what do you mean by
The one who denies it
for many years, without who's the one who is the author of the novels, the one who denies false, false gods false ideologies, false desires, false aims and objectives of worship and order,
denies those things and accepts Allah.
that person has grabbed our hand hold which will not break
and to accept the truth of Islam and accepts Allah subhanho wa Taala as the only one worthy of worship
and accepts Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as his last and final messenger
such a person has grabbed
which will never break
whose hand or is
who's handling this?
here's an anonymous. So who is this?
My brothers and sisters? Let's see.
on whose hand or we are holding and we want to vote and we
give us this joy and give us this honor of holding his hand hold which will never break each other until we are inside.
I do not have to use my words.
To tell you whose hand it is, because the one who's had more is decided himself.
He described himself and there is no word better
described himself in terms of himself in terms of his own life.
And he said, I will say
Bismillah R Rahman
he is he
he described himself in terms of his damage.
And he said
Also in jobs of the time when we have to face him
and he said
this is the one
whose handhold we have to consciously crack.
And then he said that his head or will never break.
And what is the result of grabbing his hand or will never break?
And he said,
he said allies,
we want to be
best, but Allah said he is the one of the people who believe those who grab the handle, unless
you grab the handle of Allah, the only one he can happen. And that is your
only one thing that happens, which is that you will be extracted from the darkness into the light from the darkness of misguidance into the light of guidance, from the darkness of stress and fear
and hopelessness into the light of freedom from fear.
that is the result of holding the handle.
And this is what
I understood better than anybody else.
And that is the reason why in the backlog.
While the Iranian diversion general sent a message to the commander in chief of the Muslim army who was
and he sent a message and said, Send an ambassador to us send a person to us, we want to ask some questions.
And exactly as we will
dazzle the eyes of this Adams. He said Who are these camel herders? Where do they live? What civilization?
What do they know about civilization? These are rituals.
These are desert tribes. What they know is camel that she delivered tests. What about palaces? And what do they know about culture? And what do they know about literature? And what do they know about a great civilization of which has a lot has an age of several 1000 years. He said dazzle the eyes set up this court
that when the man comes here, he has to fall in prostration in
and they did that
his Ambassador who was
an African slave,
an African slave.
He's a warrior. He's just for what? helmet on his head.
He's got a sword got his bow and arrow.
And he liked his thoughts towards one of the pillars of the civilian system.
And he works on the carpet. And he comes in
and talking about what is the result of grabbing the hand word of Allah.
He stands before the
stage the platform on which is the throne of Rousseau sitting up there.
So he says that the people the fortress say
Fall in such that that's the way we greet our key
says we do not fall over anybody says his head does not bow before anyone except for one
strange, one man, one single man
in the middle of the pomp and splendor of the majesty of the kingdom of Israel,
So tell me why people come,
I come up on your stage, or you come down here, we cannot talk like this.
as even as if no other.
No other policy
for the kingdom.
He says, If you come down here, then we can talk, we can talk like this, you're sitting up on a stage,
people are shocked, is what kind of thing is, is no one ever talks to our leaders like this.
So Russell decided that, to call him up would be a bigger problem. So he said he came down
to Roger standing on the carpet.
So he says, tell him what why did you come? What do you want from us? Listen carefully, my brothers and sisters, because the answer of the companion of mama
is the global statement of the Muslims to the people of the world.
bruceville said, Why have you come and what do you want from us?
We don't want anything from you.
We want nothing from you, we have come to give you
we have come to give you we don't take we give. We take from the treasures of Allah. And we give to the love of Allah.
He said, we haven't come to ask you why we don't need anything from you. We came to give you some says you came to give us
what can you give us?
What do you have that you can give us?
We have come to give you the following and to do the following for you.
A bad mean a bad, a bad ILA
we have come to extract the slaves from the worship of sales and take them into the worship of the creator of the slaves.
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to take you out from the confusion and the oppression
of the idea of multiple ideologies of multiple religions of multiple laws which change with the whims and fancies of the world.
Something is good today. And the same thing becomes politically incorrect.
Why? Because the consciousness of people has changed. They don't like it anymore.
So what did he say? He said mean general idea. This is confusion, this confusion. I don't even know whether what I'm saying is right or wrong. I don't even know whether my conduct is good or bad anymore.
When I was growing up and you say to somebody sois gay men the Bible happy man.
Freeze change. Why? Because today the world has decided this is okay. It's a lifestyle choice. Five make the choice. make the choice. I always tell people remember this. freedom to choose means freedom to choose the consequences of the choice.
No choice is free. No choice is free. freedom to choose means freedom to choose the consequences of that choice.
We are given the figment of the imagination of freedom by saying you can do whatever you want.
1000s of choices, millions of choices.
But what is the meaning of it? What is justice,
as it is right is right and wrong is wrong, and right does not become wrong and wrong does not become right at any point in time.
to murder somebody is wrong, no matter who that person is,
to save the life of somebody whose rights no matter who that person is, Islam stated is clearly,
to kill one person unjustly is like killing the whole of humanity.
And to save the life of one person is to save the life of
one to save, but mostly while you will be
to take you out from this confusion and take you into the clarity, the beauty, the justice of Islam.
And then he said, I mean,
to extract you from the constriction, the hardship, the stress, the problems of the life of this world, and take you into the expanse of the life of this word, was
one of the
that any time I think about
and is blessed faith comes in my mind, it has a smile.
He said, I know I just do not remember.
But think about this, to have something in the heart and to do something outside.
So he had sadness in the heart, and he did not show it on the face.
But you might say, well, he was a human being, how is it possible for him to be happy every situation,
I do not have the time to explain the freedom of ridicule.
To be pleased with the color of
not saying accept,
to be pleased with it, to say I
I don't have the time to explain that here. But this is the meaning of Isla
the conditions were not change. But our approach to the conditions changes because we believe in Islam and the same condition about which somebody complex another person
how do I complain about my job?
Who do I complain to about my
man complaining about some problem in his life to another man. And he called him and he said you complain about the decision of the one who is full of mercy to the one who has no mercy.
you're complaining about the decision
to serve overseas.
It is what it is.
What is this?
Happiness is the result of attitude.
It is not the result of material possessions.
Happiness is the result of attitude, not a material possessions.
Islam changes attitudes. It throws a switch in the mind which removes sadness and puts happiness because the slave understands the meaning of being a slave. And the meaning of being a slave is to be pleased with the decision of the mass of the Creator.
Whatever you decide for me my rock and pleased with it, and not only accepting it, and pleased with it, I said
I am yours to do with as you please don't complain.
Brother sisters, as to reflect, we have to make this conscious choice. Am I a Muslim? I ask Allah to make it easy for us to make this choice and to open our hearts to the beauty of this beautiful deal that we have been given.
So that we can take it and accept it consciously
Hit no one
Man, you must make this choice of consciously choosing to be Muslims.
And if we make this choice, as I explained,
for those who have not decided yet,
but once we decide to enter Islam,
then the ayah which applies to us what is the meaning of entering Islam
said oh believe enter into Islam completely and totally and do not follow the footsteps of say that he is open any
Muslim system is
entering into Islam completely does not merely mean to say that
it means to accept the responsibility of the customer.
To say that when we say
that we do not worship anyone other than Allah subhanho wa Taala, under any circumstances, we do not bow to any grip, we do not worship.
We do not worship any angel or any Nabhi or any worry or any anybody, we worship only and only unless
we ask for help only and only,
not from anybody dead or alive,
human or not human. We asked only Allah because we stand on this persona, and we say he would say and we do not lie.
It is the right of the caliber that the Muslim consciously decides to do this. It is the life of the Muslim says
that he completely and totally obeys Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and that he follows his Sunnah, and he does the sooner in every aspect of his life, without arguments without complaint without anything with a great deal of joy and happiness as a sense of honor. We were asked to follow the nubby the highest form of creation that Allah subhanaw taala created, there is no one whose status is higher than the status of
Allah. Allah told us to follow the best of the best, which is.
So we do that with happiness. We do that as a sense of honor as a mark of being chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
See this, see the power of this? I was just this afternoon my brother told me an amazing story blew me away.
It blew me away. He said that a sister who did not use to do a job.
She did not use the weight when she was traveling in Africa. And she went into a market and she saw this poor African woman. And this woman was sitting there with a black garbage bag
of black garbage back overhead in which he had cut two holes for ice.
So this sister, who's a wealthy woman,
she looks at her and she can't. She can't take decisions. What is wrong with you?
What is this thing? You're sitting here looking
at what is the what is the maximum
The woman says,
This is what my heart has commanded me to do. Allah has taught me to cover my image to cover my head to where
I don't have the money to buy. And
that is why I'm wearing this.
It blew her away. And she took on the heater from that second onwards.
How did that happen? My one must say by practicing,
without content, without excuse.
She did not she was not giving power to this lady. She was not the one who initiated that conversation. She did not say how can you walk around like this? Nothing, nothing, nothing. She was just sitting there doing nothing.
But her practice of her religion was so powerful that it convinced this other lady who in terms of education and wealth and everything else was far, far superior.
But it was
is not only for us, it is for the whole world.
It's like saying to somebody like your
nine year old man, if you're not going to light that lamp, why are you carrying that lamp?
What sense does it make that you are carrying a lamp in your hands
and you are stumbling in the dark? And there are other people on the road who are also stumbling in the dark. And you have this lamp in your hand? For God's sake, light the lamp?
If you're not going to light the lamp, why are you carrying that lamp?
Give it to somebody else.
Don't stand in the doorway and block the wait for people to enter Islam.
People look at us today. And they do not enter Islam because of what they see. May Allah forgive me this is the result of of the way we practice Islam. We have become people who inhibit other people from entering Islam, because they see the Muslim and you see what the Muslim does. And that is so horrible that they do not want to engage
today, not because they know him, he knew him. They would never curse him.
They love him because they see us. And what they see is so bad. That is a Who is this. This is the bottom of
the heap. People say some of
my brothers and sisters when myself and you we were sent with a responsibility, we were sent to do a job. You are not sent to live like animals from sensation to sensation from sleeping and eating and sleeping and eating and doing nothing else we will not send for this. We were sent with a mission we were sent to help the world we were sent to solve the problems of the world. We were sent to take people out from darkness into light we were sent to take take away the difficulties of people and give them a beautiful life which is free from stress we were sent to take from the treasures of Allah Allah Allah and gift to the people of the universe. But before that how to take we lost the
keys. We lost the plot. We lost the connection with Allah so when we stand before the treasure, the Malacca guarding the treasure
I'm a Muslim, you're a Muslim.
I never heard your voice until I was
to ask for the treasure. Treasure
is to become known
is to become famous in a way which is worth something
sitting with Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam
in the distance division is
which one of us does not know your friend
which one of us does not know your friend.
You want fame?
fame is not on YouTube. It's famous not on some
TV channel. fame is not on some stupid conference famous
and given the guidance
that they famous when they recognize your voice when you raise your voice and Salah was famous
for you and asked for
that is fake, secret, secret secret.
Not the same with people whose memories are
very, very short.
10 days later, five days later, one day later, they will not remember your name for it or anything else. We don't get that thing
is to open our lives to the beauty of this deed is to live our life so that this life becomes a source of illumination, a source of light, a source of guidance, a source of beauty is harmony for everyone who lives in our surroundings for everyone irrespective of whether they're Muslim or non Muslim for everyone, irrespective of whether they're human or not human
lives, the trees are green, the birds fly see the grass is green, the water flows clean because the Muslim lives his life.
And brothers and sisters I find myself to be to fear, to fear the anger of Allah to have to fear
that is our Hallmark. That is our brand we are a people who love
to follow the hammer
in everything we do, because that is the best way
to please with you and to accept you and to accept your and my father