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Mufti Menk

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Episode Notes

Mufti Menk shortened his 1hr talk to 15 min and changed the topic due to the overwhelming excitement of the crowd and the tremendous heat at a packed International Conference Centre in Accra Ghana.

Episode Transcript

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My brothers and sisters in Islam,

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we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala by saying Alhamdulillah we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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by saying Allahumma salli, ala Sayyidina, Muhammad, Allah Anwar Allah, Mohammed,

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my brothers and sisters, I have one request from you.

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And that request is silence. We don't need to use our mouth, we just need to use our ears inshallah. And at the same time, every one of us is struggling with this meat, I have decided to change my topic and my message to you to make it short and to the point. So what I want to tell you is

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many times, people make a mistake, when it comes to people like myself. It is not me who you should glorify, it is not me, who can take you to paradise. It is not me who can help you in your grave. It is not me, who is able to bring you good fortune. It is not me who you should be celebrating, but rather it is the message that you should be celebrating than the man who is standing in front of you.

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It is my duty that I say this, I am not a celebrity or a pop star. I am not someone who came to you with worldly materialistic items. I am your brother in faith and in humanity.

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I am a person who has come to you with a message of peace and goodness, I want you to be able to live with one another in peace and in harmony. And this is the teaching of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the teaching of the maker himself. And it has come to us through Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and through all the messengers who have been sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala with the same message. The difficulty we are facing today is that we whenever we have a problem amongst ourselves, we resort to means that create two problems out of one or 10 problems out of one. Rather than that my brothers and sisters learn to communicate with one another, learn to talk to one

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another. No problem has been resolved through Kili no problem has been resolved through fighting. No problem has been resolved through expressing hatred, but rather through communicating, understanding through achieving justice. This is what the message holds. And this is something that will resonate throughout the globe, we will be able to understand the value of one another when we think of what our value is in the eyes of others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. As I entered this beautiful hole, I realized very quickly, two things, many things, but from amongst them to very quickly. Number one is the heat. You realize that so it's my duty to cut down the size of my talk.

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I'm sure you will forgive me for that. Number two is the excitement was actually embarrassing for myself. I will be honest with you. The excitement, I appreciate it. I understand it. But it's embarrassing to myself. The reason is, the message of peace comes with silence. It comes with goodness. Like I said, Well, there are people who are so keen on taking a selfie or a photo with me. If it were possible, perhaps it may have happened. But remember one thing, that selfie will not help you to enter gentlemen.

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That selfie will not help you in your grave. That will not help you in any way. It is the message. Even if someone else delivers it and not me for as long as that message is a pure good message. That is what will help you not the man if I did not come to you in person, it was not really going to have no effect on whether or not you are going to paradise but rather if you were impacted by a good message that came from Allah and His messenger from your main care, a message that taught you how to live in the world in a way that you will earn paradise as well. You get goodness in this world and the next that is the message that would actually result in your empty to paradise if you were to

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follow it. This is why Allah says regarding Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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Whom we are not even a comparison to a person like myself. We are far far far away from the status of the messengers and his companions or their companions. But Allah says

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to him, boo,

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boo, boo, boo,

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boo,

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boo, boo, boo, boo.

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Boo.

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say if you love Allah, then follow me. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, If you love Allah, follow the messenger, follow the message that that messenger has brought, and allow will love you in return and he will forgive your sins. So I come to you with the same message if you love Allah, rather than glorifying a scholar who comes to you, a person who comes to you, rather than getting so excited about that particular person, you must get excited about the message, you must get excited about the message, ask yourself, how close Am I to my maker, how is my character with the rest of those who are made by the same maker? You understood what I said, the rest of those who are made by the same

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maker just like I have the right to live, all those whom that maker has made have also the same way to live. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. Now Allah grant us a deep understanding my brothers and sisters I am here in order to talk to you this this evening about goodness about living together in harmony in peace about promoting tolerance and goodness in your nation as well as in other nations we want to promote this goodness inshallah the respect of one another.

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the respect of one another is the message we have. It is the message that we were taught from the beginning right up to this day, take a look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his life. Take a look at how compassionate he was. Take a look at the compassion that we were taught towards not only human beings, but even the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Today, when we have a problem with someone, we think violence will solve the problem. Killing will solve the problem. Fighting will solve the problem that's not going to solve anything that will create a bigger disaster. It will create a bigger problem you have a problem with someone learn to talk about it learn to

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understand, learn to speak, learn to try and keep on trying. If it takes me 10 years to solve a problem. While law one law he my brothers and sisters, that 10 years is far more beneficial than me having killed a single person in the process. Remember that? If it takes me 10 years to solve a problem, that 10 years is worth it, rather than to create a fitness and to create disaster fighting and killing May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us and understand. I call on you all to learn, to educate yourself to understand what is the message of your maker to understand the balanced teachings of this beautiful faith of Islam, to understand that Islam comes to you Yes, with

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goodness, every religion believes that they are right. Everyone believes they are right. If you speak to a Christian, he will tell you we are right, you are wrong. Well, according to him, he will be judged by Allah. According to us, he will also be judged by Allah that is why we on Earth. So if you speak to a Jewish person, he will say we are right, you are wrong. Let him say that. But if you speak to us, we will also say we believe we are right. So we are also allowed and entitled to say the same thing. from a human perspective. Yes, indeed, from a religious perspective, everyone believes they are correct. If we are going to start fighting and killing based on those grounds,

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when are we going to be able to spread the goodness? I promise you all of us seated here, all of us without exception. At some stage, some of our forefathers somewhere down the line. Were not Muslim. Do you know that they were not Muslim?

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Someone loved us enough not to kill them. Do you understand? Someone loved us enough not to harm them. Someone loved us enough to talk to our forefathers somehow in a beautiful way so that they were convinced that that's the way of life I want to be and that's when we became Muslim. As a result. Some of us seated here we might have entered the fold of Islam in our lives. Why our forefathers are not Muslim or even our parents. What does Islam say? I want to just say one or two verses for you.

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What is an Obi Wan Ed, Allah says he has instructed you a good instruction regarding your parents in one place. He says first not in another place. He says

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he says to do good to your parents. And this is speaking about parents who are not Muslim as well as those who are Muslim. What is the evidence, the evidence is the next part of the visit.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We're

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gonna go to Sri cabby

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Fela muma wasafi boom.

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If they are trying to make you do that which is wrong, according to Allah, if your parents are trying hard to remove you from Islam, if your parents are trying hard to make you associate partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. In that particular case, Allah says, You don't obey that one instruction that is against what Allah has taught, but you continue to respect them, you continue to be kind with them, and you live with them in a beautiful, good way.

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Look at that. Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us that these fairies of yours who are not Muslim, you need to be kind to them, you need to serve them. But when they instruct you to do something against a last instruction, that is the only instruction you excuse yourself from respectfully, but Allah says you continue living with them with kindness. I hope we understand this, my brothers and sisters, this is regarding your relationship with non Muslims. This is regarding your relationship with those who preach to you about another faith. It's talking about your parents ally saying when your parents are preaching to you regarding another faith, and they are telling you to quit your

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faith, the only thing you do is you don't quit your faith, you continue deeper and you show them that you are honorable, you show them your character, your conduct, you are still trying to them. How why would Allah say that? Allah has said it more than once in the Quran? Why would he say that? Did Allah say when you are a Muslim, stop talking to those who are not Muslim? Stop, if you stop talking to them, how are you going to spread Islam? That's the question I have. If your character is not good, how are you going to spread the goodness May Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, my brothers and sisters, it is important that you realize that the message of Islam is a balanced

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message very balanced. I'm sure those who are born Muslim, and those who know 2015 to 20 years back, we did not have a lot of the problems that we are facing today on a global level. And the reason is, people for some agenda of this have hijacked the Muslims who are not educated enough in Islam, to perpetrate crimes that Islam does not teach with them thinking that it's part of Islam, and it is not remember this, it is my duty that I deliver this message to you. And I let you know my brothers and sisters, I am a very, very mortal person, I am a human being perhaps I may not even be living tomorrow. Maybe tonight, I may not be in existence again. It's possible, but the message will never

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die. Remember that the message of goodness will never die. Remember that you will carry that message and we will all carry the message of goodness and peace. My brothers and sisters like I said, as you can see, I'm sweating. And I've decided not to have a fan facing me anymore. And I've decided not to wipe my face. Do you want to know why? I want to taste what you who are sitting those who are sitting in the crowd.

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So that I know when I know when to walk away. When everything is totally drenched. I can walk away saying look they have endured and I have felt what they endured. For me to have a fan and an air condition. What's the point when everyone else is struggling? So I don't want to prolong my message. I have spoken for 14 minutes. And what I want to tell you my brothers and sisters, I will not go beyond the 15 minutes in sharp I know people came from far and wide to listen, the message has always been there. Like I said, whether it is delivered by me or by someone else.

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I want you rather to pray for one another.

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Instead of thinking that a rock star or a celebrity has come to you which is actually as I said embarrassing and it is wrong. You rather pray for one another. May Allah bless you all may Allah grant you goodness, may Allah protect your families. Learn to work hard within your families to develop a good relationship with your spouse with your children. Learn to work hard in your communities to serve the communities in a way that they will see the goodness of Islam Be kind to us.

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Another one lie I tell you, we have a lot to show. If Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was enormous, what do you think he would have done? If he was in our midst? What do you think he would have done, he would have reached out to people he would have helped as much as he can, as much as he could. I tell you, our hands, our eyes, our ability, our capacity, it will not last forever. It is a few years, in those few years, use it in the right direction. Make sure that Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with you before you leave. You need to realize and understand, before you leave this world, you need to prepare for the next. How you prepare for the next is while you are in this world, you

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worship Allah alone, and you are kind to the rest of his creatures. There is something known as Coca Cola and Coca Cola, a body, the rights of Allah, you will worship Him, you make sure you don't miss what is an obligation unto you and the rights of the rest of humanity, the rest of the worshipers of Allah, those are even something absolutely important that we should never ever let go of understand my brothers and sisters that it is only through Allah subhanho wa Taala that we will be able to achieve goodness it is only through Allah subhanho wa Taala that we will be able to achieve paradise. I asked Allah to bless you all with Jenna to

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Panama Allah to bless you all in a way that you can live in harmony and peace. I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to help you to solve whatever problems you may have in your lives in the most beautiful way. And may Allah grant cure to those who are seeking May Allah grant Rama to those who have passed away May he be merciful upon those who are gone and when we go May the maker most hi have mercy upon us as we leave this world of Guru kolyada masala Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.