The Obligation To Make Dawah
Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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my dear beloved brothers and sisters in Islam, I'd like to start my coop was ending with a question. And I was wanting to answer that question by show of hands.
And the question is, how many of us have been here in America?
For over 10 years? So please?
This is the majority of the people here, perhaps maybe not many percent?
Let me ask you a question.
How many people who are here sitting with us today are people who are called to snap by someone else they converted to
For him, and there's approximately
250 300 people here, maybe 400? That's what 1%?
This is a very sad reality.
What about 400 people?
Right 90% of them.
About 380 people are only able to bring in the juice that attracts
only four individuals.
This is a sad reality.
I read one of the prominent papers in America
in which they were responding.
Some of the readers were responding to an article that was suggesting
that the reason the world has many problems is because Americans do not know enough about this man. So many of them are very angered by this. And they responded to the writer by saying this is not true. What do you believe is
our ignorance have to do with the violence or what is happening in the world? One of those episodes have to do with how little people really know about America.
I ask you how many of us have been here for five years, meaning five years,
has been over five years after
many people after that trend,
became interested in representing yourself and letting people know about it's not the one question that I asked back then and I still asked that question. Who are we doing with our floor?
What are we looking for? Not true.
And then the second question is Who are we
And what is our last week we had a workshop here
that talks about
the art of dialogue and how you can tell people about us and how you can attract them.
And we were fortunate enough to have someone who is an expert, someone who has a beautiful track record.
And that record.
Yes, I thought this was going to be the most interesting, and the most
participate in events out of all the ones that we had, I was actually not too happy, I was somewhat disappointed with the turnout that we had. So I realized that we need to talk about this issue
are we here to call to a loss of power? Without or not, we really have to ask ourselves this question, these type of questions and answer them.
And apparently, this is linked to another very critical and very important issue.
And that is the issue of our centers. What is the role of our centers? And
what are the benefits? And obviously there is somewhat of detachment between those of us who come to the masjid and just return it from an between the role and objectives of the
brothers and sisters.
Let me say that last Halloween
has brought us
and gave us the opportunity and the ability
and allowed us to succeed in building those massage those centers of learning throughout the nation, this one is one of
the simplest ones, how about and we should be thankful to allies. But unless the message
fulfills this role,
and especially the primary role,
then what good does that do the Muslim community, or us as individuals,
or us as people who have participated in building and maintaining this place.
However, the machine does not do that on its own, the walls are not going to be speaking about, yes, maybe a nice, beautiful, clean machine, that attractive image from outside might attract people to come into the machine, but people are not going to judge it.
And then they're going to judge what we believe in by our behavior and how much we do for them.
And the kind of services we provide them with
the questions they're
to control the loss of data, which
is our how important it is calling people to snap, how important is it to attract people to the state, how important is it for us
to learn the skills and the necessary way of calling people to the patent law, unless you have a patent says
super, fully mature
who is better speech than
any other call any other speech?
Any other conversation
will not be and is not better than this.
Those who quote on last panel
and do good deeds.
This is the best of the speech.
This is exactly this mission.
And of course, the last panel is one that has commissioned the best service creation for
the province in the messages the best.
From New Holdaway problem hammer some alarm body listeners
and believers were ordered to carry on
and to take upon this mission.
Someone might say wait a minute, well, I'm not a prophet. I don't have
any of the knowledge.
Well, the problem so a lot of money was
placed this responsibility upon the shoulders of his true followers
and you and I
Believe and claim to be the true followers of Prophet Muhammad Muslim law abiding ism, he said
convey on my behalf even if it is a verse, even if it is one less than
deliver this message in mind.
We have this beautiful
and amazing system called Islamic belief
to reach people all over the world,
for your own and for better benefit humanity.
You don't have to
have all of the major books of headings memorized, you don't have to know the whole core app. But he knows he'll really know it well. You can do many things with it.
I know people who accepted Islam,
because of one surah. From
literally one source.
one chapter one reduces some of the most famous figures,
we read the whole sort of the translation and that was it.
I know people will accept Islam, because of Surah Al Fatiha.
looked at it. And he said I cannot disagree with this. This is the word of God.
And the man who had brought these words cannot be except a noble and a righteous and a virtuous man. Who was it?
I witness that he's a messenger.
That was a pilot project.
I know people organization in particular, who accepted Islam because of one of the shortest tours
a year in the country. Relevant beautiful recitation, read the translation as a warm welcome.
I know an individual who accepted Islam because of one verse in the Quran. And if let me
There is no doubt no conflict.
Those who have piety, he said nobody speaks like this.
I know people except it's not because of
a question or rhetorical question, asking them for advice
about who created the universe.
I know him who accepted Islam, because of an analogy in the analysis
of values, as many of them in the prime parables, metaphors and analogies.
Two weeks ago, someone accepted Islam because of an analogy.
Very simple analogy.
He said, I cannot think about this is compelling. It never I never thought about it. Like this. And the analogy basically, forget all the, you know, the information. The PowerPoints know that it was one particular analogy that made him think.
And he said, Yes, that's it.
That's all it takes. However, in order for us to bear the fruit of our work, we have to have
the proper etiquette, and some of the necessary qualities in order for us to really succeed in delivering this message and fulfilling this mission. Promise. Number one, and please take mental notes of course, as loss, excellence, sincerity.
Who are you? Who are you doing this for?
Are you doing it because you want people to follow what you follow? Because we think you're the best? Are you doing it to get the best record in terms of how many people are dissatisfied because of you?
Are you doing it because you want to be an old? Are you doing it because you want acceptance from people simply just want people to accept you? Or are you doing it for the sake of allies also, because this is part of the overanalyze because you love alarms and you want people to know about a law the old life.
So let's purify and let's examine our intention, examine it and make sure it is for the sake of a model. Number two,
understand this particular principle. Our role as brothers and sisters is to deliver the lesson
of course in the best of fashion
But our goal is to deliver the message success. Result isn't the handle most of the time, and a lot of guys go to deserve a diagnosis in Mecca. But
you should not die those whom you love, but must have advantage guys, those who he's pleased with.
So leave that up to lies.
And your success is not measured necessarily by how many people
answered or accepted the message to you.
But the measurement is whether you have done a good job of delivering the message or not. And then the result is measurable.
So you have you must understand this question, deliver the message.
You use wisdom in your delivery of this message.
Brothers and sisters, we must know that there are ways
there are ways of delivering data. And one has to understand those ways and what is appropriate.
And unless you have wisdom, you won't be able to really determine what method
is best for each leverage. Every case is different from one case to another. And the workshop that we had last week is all about us.
helping us figure that out.
Number four, very essential quality
knowledge. Because if you don't have knowledge, where are you going to call people to? is one of the basic principles of marketing?
product knowledge, you have to know? How are you going to sell people on a product that you have no idea or you have no information about?
And if you were to be asked a simple question and basic question about it, you can answer.
So you have to acquire knowledge. And we have no excuse whatsoever.
I don't care what kind of excuse we come up with, we have no excuse to be ignorant about Islam.
They used to go day in day out
to learn from him. And they can learn
the summers afterwards to disperse through the lab, the scholars used to travel.
And there are so many narrations of scholars actually traveling
almost a distance of one month, they travel a whole month to go to a particular city when there was a hobby so they could hear from people and
it was worth all the trouble that they have to go through.
This is how how they appreciated knowledge and how much they they've done for now. And that's why they say
what excuse Do you and I have
is sometimes a click away from us.
You can literally Google anything nowadays. You can Google how easy to Google,
Whether it is cheap, what excuse do we have? We have all these books and all these references all these libraries and all these bookstores within reach.
But we don't like to read those details.
What excuse do we have?
When we have all these things, you can actually be a student of some of the greatest scholars of our time, while you get an American and some of them are even dead. You can be their student.
The collection of their speeches, the collection of their classes are on various websites, you can actually take a book and study that book under
by listening to one of the shields will drop this one.
Despite the fact that some of them are dead.
It's preserved. Today I was listening as I was preparing for this to work.
He is an astronaut. He is dead. This is a lecture that He has given about 23 years ago or 24 years ago. And I was listening to it today.
is a desire there or not? That's a question. What excuse Do we have when we have students of knowledge Do we have Do we have teachers
providing us with opportunities to learn
so we have no excuse whatsoever knowledge comes from
And it comes last knowledge
you have to acquire and you have to
number five, you must understand
those people that you're calling yourself
and what will fit them and what will suit them the best. I'm not saying alter or change or twist.
I'm saying use the most effective method methods part of wisdom is part of the knowledge that you have to acquire
mountain to do this, the proper use different methods and call people to send different methods. There are some
recycling of energy, it is recyclable, a verse or two
or sometimes the whole sooner
there was an incident where a man came to him
attacking him. And when you're done, Are you finished? He said yes.
What was revealed to me and
the main sentence. So, sometimes it could be the format, either you sign it and explain the mean or you give them
the transmission and some people are done that is effective, they could actually sit and study that thing.
Some people the purpose of analogies is very similar amount of
paranoid example. And that was it.
Some people the property some of them have to show
you know that his his firm, and his travel site.
Some people will talk to us about Huawei, and we'll send them show them kindness,
In fact, there were incidents where people accepted Islam before the process on the other word, or they realized the truthfulness of the prophet SAW before the underlined word.
And that's why By the way, I suggest that you read about the prophecy about wanting to separate his marriage and learn from him as much as
a man becomes a rabbi. He walks in, he sees a missing one, he said, as soon as I saw him, he was able to tell from his demeanor, he said, I knew that that face was not the face of a wiener.
He's not capable of like
some people accepted Islam, because of how the problem someone
either treated them or treated others in their presence.
And believe it or not, I told you the story before the recipient will turn away from Islam, because of how they are treating
or because of how some Muslims treat each other.
So we better watch
how we behave. Last thing you want to do is be a cause of someone turning away from the snap and losing interest in it because of your behavior.
I say this as too much data to make you and I have those.
I mentioned five important essential qualities
in order for us to engage in our people to walk which I said
was the mission. The last panel set the best of this creation the conference of the messengers for
the best of speeches, events activities,
with the message primarily is dedicated for After establishing worshipable Los Alamos
those five qualities are sincerity
and purity of attention.
wisdom and delivering the message.
Number three, knowledge
using the best methods
making sure that we understand that which we are calling people to
so keep that in mind brothers and sisters.
Allies relate to you
An incident. And hopefully all of us will take a lesson from this from the life of the Prophet peace and bliss.
And I returned from this particular story
to make several points very clearly.
So please reflect upon this story. Some of you might already know this.
the companions of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him, they said, that a man and a woman
came from outside Medina. And he came while the companions were sitting with the message of the loss of a law abiding citizen.
And he walked in
and went to a spike in the messages, this is the message of the proper message delivering second
place of worship. After the hour,
he went there and he started
urinating in the budget of the companions of the Prophet were very upset and offended by that.
They got to stop under the constant sense of neighborhood.
And then after he finished, he called them and he educated him, he told him that this is not appropriate is not
be fit for someone to do something like this.
And then, later on, he said, Hold on stone mercy upon Ian, Mohammed, and do not show mercy to anyone else, because he was affected by the tendency
to to stop him or to, he's terrified
many lessons to be learned from this. First of all, why were the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam offended
because they don't want to do maintenance because they don't know.
Because this act is indeed an act of disrespect.
Got to the
butt Tomas has
the proper sentence.
to spit in the message it is a city letter more security, validation, maceration emission with urination becomes a major sin.
So the new littering the message, the message in addressing the restaurant is quite
an act of disobedience is a sin brothers and sisters. And that's why they were offended by it's a sin. So please, let's keep this in mind. Next time we have something that really behind or we throw or we that might cause a mess. Let's just keep that in mind. spinning the budget is a sin, let alone causing some kind of mess.
Why did the prompts,
stop for many reasons, one of which was hitting the one that best is spread all over the place.
And once he started, it started, there was no point of stopping. And it was out of his good nature.
And it was showed that it was effective, because the man learned from this mistake.
And this was a lesson from the office in the lobby of the Senate on how he had people if they do something that
we don't all have to jump in. So rather than system we have to keep this in mind. Next time I see someone in the machine or outside doing something foolish or doing something bad or something that you believe, take it easy. Take it easy. Let us not frighten people out of us.
Whether it be have to do that.
What do we have to say Oh, they only Healthy People, only people who are
committed to the mission, we will not go by ourselves, we need to step outside of ourselves.
So when people come to the mission, let's cheer them up. And let's welcome them.
This is what I understand from the methods of
the fact that they paint the machine itself as a positive thing. So let's capitalize on it and let's not throw them away from the machine.
we'll send them accommodated someone with this kind of behavior than any other Mr can accommodate people. And we're not saying that lists allow people just to do whatever it is for them to do whatever they want. But we have the responsibility to teach and educate in the best of fashion in the most critical ways.
Many other lessons to be learned from this story, but let's just reflect upon those two points. We have to show respect for the question.
At the same time, we have to have wisdom, we have to have current treatment to those whom we want to attract to the visit or to the
brothers and sisters.
As an update, I just want to let you know that
if you are intending to make hex this year,
you are running out of time.
I learned a lot too long ago, actually yesterday that was confirmed to me that most of the health packages are already taken.
And I know that many people are not able to retire last year because it started arriving late. So if you are intending to make hij, this year,
start working on it now. Before it's too late, one of those companies that I was inquiring about, out of the 600 seats or spots only have 550 are already taken and reserved. Only 50 are left. And we're still months away from edge. So don't wait until the month of robotics. Start planning from now. And know that this year, just like last year, it's one of the best opportunities because it tolls around the holidays and you can take some time off. So plan.
And if you are intending to make hikes this year you're looking to go with a group or reality. If you don't have any particular mind, please speak to me and show up, I will assist you with some information. So work on this right now before it's too late.
The second thing that I want to bring to your attention brothers and sisters,
is the fact that the message is the place
will accommodate the needs and provide guidance for OEMs.
And unless we empower them,
and we all help them attain University, whatever we're doing outside membership
will be a waste.
And it will go in vain.
Because all it takes is
a bunch of
young kids, so called home grown,
who may not have access to knowledge word may have walked away from the mission and they don't have the proper guidance.
And believe me, if you don't, if they don't get it from the budget, they will try to find it. And we have all these websites.
So they go away. And they start educating themselves on their own, and they get the wrong information. And all it takes is a foolish act from one or Google
to destroy everything that we're working for.
So whether you have an interest
in supporting the budget, or you know, we really have no option. This is a place where we can either make or break. This is it.
You have heard about it. How many of
you have heard it back? If you haven't heard about it. I suggest that you go and do some research.
that's all it takes. And I assure you
and surely this kind of behavior does not come from people who are learning and studying under the guidance of scholars who have good knowledge, people who come from emotion and find outlets to do something constructive instead of thinking in a very destructive manner.
Our society today that they cannot accommodate their needs and need help. And nobody's helping. How is it going to happen? Who's going to do with
the show, having said that,
we're looking for 24 people 24 extraordinary special people
to either raise or come up with $50,000 each, so I won't have to deal
or I won't have to bother with the massive debts which is
about $1.2 million
in the month of Ramadan. We want to finish this before the month. So we can move on with our activities and programs.
So we can have the ability to accommodate the growing needs of our community.
This has become a burden.
So here we are. I'm a fan that was made on behalf of the five of the fundraising committee looking for 24 people $50,000 each and I don't think this is impossible.
So we can take care of
Escalades and helicopters bless all of you. That's the lesson how to preserve, preserve our families and make us of those who fall in love and do good deeds.
And say proudly that they are Muslims belong to me, along with Israel.
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