Our Youth Our Future
Channel: Mufti Menk
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As Mufti Menk addresses the gathering, the ummah in Kano gets ecstatic which would bring about a smile of joy whilst listening. This talk held in Kano emphasizes on the importance of youth being guided to the right path, usage of time in a correct manner, doing good deeds, leaving a good mark in the world, not resorting to violence when there is a disagreement amongst us, examples from the lives of Ibrahim AS and Prophet SAW and covers a lot of aspects which serves as encouragement for the youth. May Allah guide us to the right path.
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In the name of Allah Subhana Allah Allah most Gracious, Most Merciful All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala nareesha cherisher sustainer provider protector cure the one in whose hands lies the absolute ownership of everything in existence. We praise Him and we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him and his entire household without exception. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless all the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam without exception and we ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to bless every single one of you without exception I mean
my brothers and sisters indeed it is an honor to be here in this beautiful city of carnal this morning. It is indeed a dream come true. I have colleagues who studied with me in Medina two munawwara who are from the city of Connell, and when I heard the word or the name can immediately my face became bright. And I said to myself, yes, that is the place I would like to go Mashallah. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us always in touch with goodness, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who always seize the opportunities of goodness. I explained to you why today's topic is our youth.
Firstly, who is youth? I remember when we used to have youth programs when we were young, they were old people who were there as well. And we used to tell ourselves but we can't speak because the old people are here and we are too shy. And later on I heard the definition which made me happy and made everyone happy. If your age happens to be with two digits, you are part of the youth.
Which means from 10 all the way to 99 you are still okay. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, you can ask an old man, he says I feel young Mashallah. I'm young at heart Even though I can't walk so Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us healthy.
We definitely need to seize every opportunity of goodness. If you don't seize an opportunity, guess what? Someone else will seize it. Let me give you an example. If I did not come here to the city of Colonel, perhaps someone else was going to do that job while I can. I need to do it. I need to get it done. Brother Jimmy yesterday was telling me we need to visit this place that place What do you think I said everywhere we will go for as long as we are alive and okay. And Allah is with us. Because if we don't go the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It's a powerful narration, we take it for granted my brothers and sisters, the statements uttered by the most
blessing of creation, the most noble of all prophets, is a statement that is really very powerful. But the problem with us is, we read it and we take it for granted. When the doctor tells you you need to stretch and you need to do this and that we will listen to the doctor. But when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us how to fulfill Salah correctly, which includes the stretches that the doctors teach us. We are not interested in fulfilling Salah. Why is it it is because we've become weak my brothers and sisters and that is why we have reminders of this nature. He says 10 him comes in a couple of times sees five opportunities before they are overtaken by five situations.
What are these five, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one of them he speaks of the youth. The young age you are young you can do things you are young you are able he speaks about your health. He speaks about your time he speaks about so many other things he speaks about your wealth and he speaks about your life as well seize these opportunities, they will never last forever. If you have wealth it will not last forever. It may last sometimes a little bit longer than others but at the point of death you do not take your wealth with you. Whatever you spent while you were alive that went next to your name it is written this man spent this amount and this was his it's yours gone in
your book. What you did not spend it is left for others to claim ownership of once you have passed away so remember when we are generous we are generous for ourselves in
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in Surah Surah Allah explains it beautifully. If you do good with Allah He it is for yourself your own benefit. And if you do bad it is against yourself. So learn to do good as you can my brothers and sisters similarly your time we waste a lot of time we spend so much time on the phone what a lie, he will lie, I promise you. What is of utmost importance is to be able to set yourself a timetable when it comes to your own device, your own phone, don't think for a moment you know what, it's my phone, I'm sitting on my own, I'm in my room, I'm not wasting time will lie. It is a waste of time to sit on your phone for longer than a specific amount of time. People's marriages are on
the rocks because someone doesn't know that when you get into the room or when you are in the bed for example, forget that phone, turn it off completely. Are you ready to do that? Then you are ready
to engage in the ingredient of success. But if you are not ready to give it up, your marriage will suffer strain if she has the courage to tell you in fact, let me read it the other way around. If he has the courage to tell you May Allah forgive us that you are spending too much time on your phone then Subhan Allah you may be fortunate sometimes we become arrogant. And we say no, no, no, it's very important. Allah He can it be more important than someone who is sitting next to you imagine? Do you know one day I was speaking at the Dubai peace conference. And my topic was connected to social media and how it's affected the people and so on and I hatched a plan. What was the plan? The
plan was that my phone will ring while I'm speaking it was planned. And I will tell the crowd Wait, I have a call and I will answer the phone and I will talk and I will see how irritated the crowd will get and then I will put it down and say brothers that was planned. Look how irritated you were and voila, it worked. It worked. If you go to YouTube, you will find the lecture the phone rang and I picked it up
And everyone was waiting and I kept all Mashallah brother. I'm in a very important lecture, I will speak to you later. I'm in a very important there are 1000s of people in front of me I'm here, but will lie. A little while later people started making noise in the crowd because obviously it shows very bad character. Right? I answered my. That's what we do every time for a lot of people. They are standing in front of us, we have the audacity to answer the phone. This person in front of you is a VIP, it might be the last time you are going to see them. When I say VIP. I'm talking of a very important personality in terms of a human being today when I was driving through, I asked brother
Jamil, I told brother Jimmy, I said, You know what? I don't want these guards and all this thing happening. I'm not a politician. I'm just an ordinary Muslim. He says, look, we don't want to take chances you don't know. It's an honor. It's really an honor. And we are not saying that there is anything dangerous, but it's just that all the people are so excited. We just need to ensure that nothing goes wrong. We don't want to cry after something goes wrong. So I said Okay, fair enough. After that, as we came in, I saw 1000s of people outside and I said my brothers, I feel so hurt. These are VIPs VIPs all of them every one of you is a VIP ally. Do you know why? You are here to
listen to a good word to touch your heart to become a better person and will lie more important than me is the message I am not important that I can die today will lie but the message will continue not my message. I have only been given some importance because I have conveyed the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala That said, if I had any other message to give you I was not going to be treated the way I am Subhana Allah so what makes me humbled is the fact that people want to listen but I need to bear in mind well Ah, here I am perhaps exactly like you, if not even worse. We are all in need of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala so I said my brother, isn't there a way we can put a
screen outside we can do some volume outside there are people who have come from far and why'd you know I learned a few words of hausa only because I wanted you to feel the link Mashallah, when people learn a language, they learn the bad words first, okay. You are a witness that I tried to learn the good words first. Mashallah.
So to be honest with you, these are people who've come from far and wide and SubhanAllah. I would like to thank you at this very outset, for having made the time the effort to come and sit tirelessly. Perhaps with the tickets we heard a few stories. We're lucky, I am not with this, but the message is definitely with that. May Allah make us move. I want to start off by saying, Please, my brothers and sisters.
I hope the intention in your heart is to change your life after today.
I hope the intention in your heart is to contribute positively to the oma from this day. I hope that the intention in your heart is not a selfish one, but a selfless one. Because my beloved youth, we look at you and we think and project the future, we'd like to look at a beautiful future. When we see selfish people engaging in pleasures that will only last a few minutes, we begin to lose hope regarding the future. But when we see selfless people who are concerned about the future in a way that they tell themselves, I'm going to stay away from adultery, one for the sake of Allah to saw that I can build my nation it will be a nation of purity and chastity and goodness, that is when we
will achieve success. If a person says Look, I have an opportunity to be corrupt, but I will not make my money through corrupt means because of the sake of Allah number one. Number two is I have a nation to worry about. And in the future, I don't want the trend to become such that we have to all be corrupt in order to earn people must know we were in authority, but we were people who are upright May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you and all of us with the same I mean,
my brothers and sisters and example springs to my mind, if you were to go on to YouTube, and I'm sure we are all quite techno savvy here by the rule of ally see the old and the young everyone with the latest phones Mashallah and the iPads and everything else. And even the Samsung seven is out and Mashallah, everyone seems to be having it hamdulillah. So to be honest, I remember something someone sent to me in the form of a clip. That clip was a Sudanese Shepherd somewhere in the desert of Saudi Arabia. Do you know he was a young man perhaps 40 years old, maybe you can check it on YouTube. And they tested him tested him to know what exactly he would do. He was in the desert all alone with
some sheep. And he was herding sheep and people got to him with a lovely vehicle. And they told him, they asked him a question or two, what are you doing and what is your salary and what have you and he didn't answer the questions unnecessarily.
But he definitely told him, You know what, I'm a shepherd, I come from Sudan or something of that nature. And I am here and he was working on his own. So they told him, you know, we are looking for one animal, you have so many sheep. He says, well, ah, he these animals, they belong to my boss, they belong to my boss. So he says, You know what?
We will pay you whatever you want, we can give you 200 real for this one. He said, Well, if you give me 200,000, I'm not going to give it to you. If you give me how much 200,000 I'm not going to give it to you. But they said, Why? Because it belongs to someone else. They said, but he's not here. What do you mean he's not here? is Allah not watching?
They were shocked. Well, he they were shocked. They were actually totally taken aback. My brothers and sisters, later on we found a statement which says that the Sudanese people generally they have truthfulness in them. Why can't we hear the same about us? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us that way?
Don't we want in the future? 10 years from now 20 years from now when the people speak about carnal they say that is a city where you drop your money, they will look for you in order to return the money Subhana Allah Don't you want that to happen? Well, law II The future is in your hands. You decide whether you are going to do that or not. Don't you want people to say we go to Canada our sisters are in total peace. They are in such peace that they don't need to worry about their dignity. No one is running and chasing after them. It is a city of purity. Don't you want to hear that? Well you need to make the difference because people will hear the opposite. If you don't make
that difference. We don't want people to come and say you go to Nigeria and you will be robbed Aston Villa five people spoil it for the other 5 million. Do you know that? So why can't we make such a big difference and Mashallah, we have the press with us. They will start promoting such activity of goodness Alhamdulillah I have visited Nigeria now for the fourth time. And to be honest, I have seen so much of goodness that I tell a lot of people I will always go back they say what is taking you back there. I have seen things that you people don't know. When I was young. We used to hear negative things only as I grew older. I met people from Nigeria, I studied with them, Dr. Muhammad,
nor who is here he is with us. He's a colleague of mine we set together he was from Canada, always telling me about Connell sitting right next to me in Madina munawwara and voila, he as I grew older I visited Abuja I was so impressed. I saw the muslimeen I saw lovely people really good people and to cap it all the cherry on the cake was can when I visited here, the first thing I saw Do you want to know can I let you know? Okay, let me be honest with you. I jumped off the aircraft. And I noticed the weather is beautiful, beautiful. Now I have learned something. If you go to Mecca and you go to Medina, there is a difference in two things many things but two things. Everyone will say
Medina is calm. mocha is a little bit heavy. Have you noticed that? Yes, Masha, Allah May Allah take those who haven't been there I mean,
so I see Medina the land is also very flat. The people are calm, the weather is cooler, right? maca is humid, there are some mountains and the people's attitude is similar to their weather and their surroundings. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant this understanding. When I came to Korea, I smiled because I knew if the weather is better than Lagos and Abuja, the people have to also be better.
By the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala my brothers and sisters but now we need to live the reality. Allah has blessed you already with things that draw people to you. Are you going to chase them away after they had a good feeling? Or are you going to follow that good feeling ru Subhana Allah it is up to you may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us also, as I was saying, I came off I noticed the way that we jumped into the vehicle and we were going and it happened to be the amount of Salatin McGriff at a certain point
and I saw something I've never seen before. You know what, I saw something that made me smile. Well, I and I make dua for you. May Allah strengthen you all. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make this a beacon of light for the rest of the nation and for the oma. I saw people on the sides of the roads, reading Salah in small groups, they were not worried about anything. I am sure you know what I'm talking about, right? in small groups, Allah is being read here. There is one group there is there is another group and I'm in the vehicle. And I wanted to stop and to take a picture to say Subhanallah I need to capture this moment. But the brothers told me you know what, it's not really a
good idea to stop you being who you are. I trust me, the whole of can who knows who you are. So I looked and I said Subhanallah I am so touched that you know with us
to stop what ever you are doing to fulfill the root vvv right of Allah subhanho wa Taala
For me, that's the biggest achievement ever. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from you may he strengthen you will lie. There are people who notice this, they see it, it softens the heart of the good ones. You know what attracts people to you, I always tell the youth, you know what I'm saying is all connected to the topic because I'm encouraging you to remain steadfast. And to continue further. Let me tell you, when a woman dresses in a miniskirt, and she's showing her cleavage, and she's showing, for example, whatever she has to offer, and she has pasted herself with one inch of icing, for example, what do they call it?
They call it makeup, one inch of it. And she is upset because of this and that and she has, you know, sprayed herself with the latest of scents and she walks down the street. What type of person does she attract? Ask yourself, this is a very strong question. She attracts a player not a husband. She attracts a player not a future husband. A man will play sounds a little harsh a fan is great. Shaytan great in the sense that he's big, his plan is big, Allah is greater than all. So if you follow the plan of Allah, when you are covered, you are very very calm you know, on the aircraft to Hannah law, we met so many people Mashallah beautiful people. I always noticed little things because
I learned I learned from noticing I noticed there was a sister very, very respectful, so respectful. There was drama coming from my heart Yala. protect these people yeah, Allah grant them goodness, Allah grant him happiness. Yalla Look what is dry, you know if you are for example, traveling a lot of people when they are traveling, they want to dress up, right? I Where are you going? I'm going I'm flying to Dubai. Right Subhana Allah so they are dressed up? Do you know what, in essence, if you are a person who looks down you are concerned about Allah, you are fulfilling your duty, someone will look for those qualities when they know we are looking for the mother of our children, and we
are looking for a wife. When those qualities are the qualities that are being looked for, you can have good news for the future. You can have good news for the future. But if you become enslaved by the latest technology, you know, I always look at the verse of the Quran. In order to strike a balance between technology and between materialism and Islam and the deen. Allah says in Surah Baqarah when he's speaking about the DA that people make when they go for Hajj, the dua that people make when they go for Hajj. Some people they make dua only for the dunya and Allah says, feminine Simoni aku
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the go they make $1 or like give me this in the dunya they have nothing about the Acura they didn't even ask. So they say Oh Allah make me rich person Oh Allah grant me this Oh Allah grant me a car grant me a house. grant me a beautiful property here and they an investment this way. Grant me good health grant me whatever else but you forgot to ask a lot about the Akira that is a loss. But we have on the other hand, Allah says
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but it is Allah who will give you the future he will give you the era. Like I said last night at mosquito con. I made mention of a very powerful point. Allah did not promise that you will get what you want on earth but he promised contentment if you follow his instruction. And Allah subhanho wa Taala he taught us through the blessing lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. If you lead your life according to what we want, we will make you lead a life after death according to what you want. Did you hear that? If you lead your life according to what we want, we will give you a life after death which is eternal according to what you want. So 60 7080 years just be in accordance with
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knows that we are weak we are men. So Allah has kept something known as Toba. And the Hadith says in Allah to Allah Yakubu de batalla de mal Amiga Rahim. Allah accepts the repentance of a slave for as long as he has not got to the point of law, you know What is that sound comes from the throat when the soul is being taken away from the body. It starts from the feet, it goes up you still have a chance you can still say Oh ALLAH forgive me or Allah grant me mercy. Oh ALLAH forgive me. I repent for my sins I regret have hope in the mercy of Allah my brothers and sisters, those who are terminally ill May Allah grant you Q.
You are ill you are elderly, you need up to the last minute to have hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala you must have hope you die with hope you die with a smile. Even if you have pain you die knowing that this is the last time we will suffer this pain. Oh Allah we know you are taking us to a better place that is a man. So if we seek forgiveness Allah will forgive us. Yesterday I received an email from someone in the same city. He says I have committed so many sins and I have done so much. And I was told when I promised Allah subhanho wa Taala that I will never do this again and I did it again. So now I was told I am doing there is no Toba for me. While law II Do not be
lost. Toba is for everyone for as long as you are breathing for as long as your soul has not got to your throat. When it gets to your throat the door of Toba is closed. The door is now closed. This is why let's not be like the hypocrites whom Allah subhanho wa Taala describes in Surah two min moon, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the hypocrites and Allah says had either
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when death comes to one of them, they will say Oh Allah send us back. We want to do good deeds in what we have left behind. Now we have seen the reality. Allah says no, never even if the person had gone back. They would have repeated the same sins once again. So my brothers and sisters don't lament over the past in the way that it blocks you from progression in the future. You need to yes be sad that you've wasted time. But there is always a turning point. Turn today for the sake of Allah. Oh ALLAH forgive me, I have sinned I have wronged From this day on I will never miss my prayer. I will dress appropriately I will worship you alone. I will try my best to follow the
example of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and I will try to reach out to as many people as possible in order to leave a legacy as a follower of Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasallam
many of us are not interested in leaving legacies. We are interested in living our own life, fulfilling whims and fancies. leave a legacy. Look at the future. You need to build your nation you need to build the future for your children and great grandchildren tomorrow they will be able to say my grandfather Mashallah we take a look at Alhaji dantata we heard he passed away 1955 May Allah grant him Jenna Subhana Allah, what a legacy he's left behind. People speak about him today. And they are proud of Canada. SubhanAllah he's one of the fathers of Canada. Do you agree? Subhan Allah, what about you don't think No, I'm just sitting back, I'm relaxed and so on. You might be one of the
fathers of the future in a way that you may contribute in truthfulness, in honesty, in prayer, in goodness, in morality, in conduct in reaching out to people, you know, in visiting the sick and the elderly. This is where the youth should be not wasting your time in nightclubs. What do you achieve by going to the nightclub study the musicians of today? And according to me music today, the musical industry has gone right to the point of pornography. It's become pornographic such that it is an embarrassment to watch those singers singing. They show their behind. They show their cleavages they want to they want to engage in behavior on the stage that is worse than pornographic material. And
they call it singing What's wrong? It's only music. That's what they say. What's wrong. It's only music. We're lucky. It's a door that has through it a lot of evil. Remember, when Allah subhanho wa Taala has presented us with something pure? Why do you want to replace it with something impure? Why learn to cut bad habits? Throw them out when law II we need to build the future. Don't you agree? We are living in a society or at a time maybe not our society but I know across the globe and nowadays you have the phone which bears witness to all the evil that is happening. Don't you agree we are living at a time where or in times where the world is hyper sexualized ever
Everything is about the opposite sex. Everything is calling people towards haram things or even calling people towards now it will be less than zero law, the same sex. May Allah forgive us. May Allah strengthen us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a turning point in our lives such that we start worrying about the future. Don't worry about yourself. I was saying moments ago, worry about the community, worry about your nation. You are one of them. You will be a builder. The minute you think No, no, no, I'm still young, I need to enjoy let me go and party. Most of those musicians are actually on sleeping pills and antidepressants. Did you know that some of them have committed
suicide? I don't want to mention the names maybe you know that they have been fed up with their lives, you know why? They have taken a lot out of the equation. That's the reason they have taken a lot out of the equation. People look at them, they are successful. You know what they are called? They they make or they engage in a performance on stage, you know, what's the performance they are performing? That's not the real life. It's like the actors in Hollywood are acting. They are just actors, but their real life is something else. So we want to live our life as though we are actors and actresses, not realizing that even their real lives upside down. SubhanAllah they are just
showing you something. It's a screenplay script, which they are playing. Why do you want to do that my beloved youth, live the real life. The real life is tough. It's not a joke. Don't be in a dream, thinking that life is going to be easy. No, life is tough for every single one. No matter who you are, it is tough. You will have challenges of so many different natures. But the winner is He who just seeks the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala and continues in the in the path.
Bearing in mind we need to build we are here we are here on Earth. You know there is a verse in Surah Baqarah when Allah subhanho wa Taala told the angels what is called
Inca doing ninja you know, the holly Eva, Allah says to the angels that I am creating a halifa on Earth. One of the meanings of the term halifa is the ones who come one after the other.
One of the meanings of the term halifa those who come one after the other. What does that mean? You will be there after that your children will be there before you your fathers were there. your forefathers were there. What happened? Leave a good mark, while I leave a good mark. Look at Ibrahim Alayhi. Salatu was Salam. He was a young man. He suffered, he struggled. Yet he was one of the most beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala with us. We don't want to see struggling. We don't want to see suffering. Look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was a young man. He went through challenges he was an orphan. Subhana Allah with us when they are orphans, people look at them.
Sometimes it's a Oh, by the way, the Hadees is on our coffee. lulea timika hottie Jenna, myself and the one who looks after the orphans will be like these two fingers in paradise. He was an orphan, but he was the most loved of creation. He was the most blessed, the most honored, he went through challenges. Why? If Allah wanted Allah could have sent angels to carry him everywhere, because indeed his status and rank is higher than that of the angels.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala decided no, let him go in as an example for others to be able to follow. He came on Earth, you and I are able to follow that example. Look at his character. immaculate Look at his respect of people. Absolutely amazing. completely perfect.
This is Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam, he's a young man, he tells his father, his own father, and my beloved youth when your elders are going wrong with respect, you need to tap them. You don't have to create disaster because when you create disaster, do you know what happens? You do not solve a problem. Yesterday I spoke about it, I want to repeat it again. When we have a disagreement, we should never resort to violence. My brothers and sisters, when we have a disagreement, we must as youth learn to be as educated enough islamically and secularly. To be able to sit with those we disagree. That is a leader. If you are a leader, you sit with those you
disagree once, twice, 20 times 200 times, one year, five years, 10 years, but you solve the problem teaching your children and the future generations, these people had a problem but Mashallah they didn't give up for 15 years, and then they solved the matter. So panela rather than killing each other in a way that the problem did not resolve itself. We went back 50 years. We achieved so much and suddenly we are 50 years behind why because people started killing each other.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us mercy. It's a very strong point to say dialogue is something so interesting in Islam
Take a look at the Treaty of Arabia. After the treaty, Allah revealed a verse and the whole surah. In fact,
indeed, we have granted you a victory, a clear victory. And the Sahaba of the Allahu asking a question. Is this a victory? Is this really a victory? We What did we do? We set we wanted to go for ombre the kuffaar. They stopped us from going for ombre, Oh, is that a victory? And then we had to sit with them. They told us we take out the name of your messenger, we don't believe in him as a messenger, they took it out is not a victory. Then they said for 10 years they will not be war but anyone who comes to you from us, you send him back and anyone who comes to us from you, we do not send him back is that a victory?
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam agreed with all the points, he made peace, he sat with them. He sat with them and he spoke to them and he discussed with them and he arrived at a conclusion and the solution and after that he went away without fulfilling the homerun. Do you know that? Imagine you arrive in Makkah to karma or Madina, munawwara and you are there at the outskirts and they tell you go back, we would get angry and upset and the whole world would stand up and sit down, we would start swearing and shouting. Whereas as the prophets Allah Salam was leaving, he was told, in fact,
we have granted you a clear victory. Why? You don't know. You follow the channels of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah is going to take care of this entire issue in the next few years. A few years later, they entered muckety muck Rama victorious A few years later, not long. This was sixth of three, four or five years. Four years later, they entered MK cattle mukalla victorious, victorious, meaning they were the leaders Subhan Allah the treaty worked at the time when the treaty was in place. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent messages to the kings and the leaders across the globe.
He sees the opportunity of peace. What does this show my brothers and sisters with peace, we can reach far and wide with war, we go backwards even on our own achievements, when people know Cano, as the hub of the traders route and so on. We're lucky if we have a war or if there is no peace. How do you expect development? How do you expect people to want to continue using it as the root and remember where people flourish? Even your dean will flourish? I remember speaking to someone and he said my brother, why are you speaking about
hubs that are trade routes? Why don't you speak about hubs that are spiritual roots? And I said my brother, have you forgotten that Islam spread across the globe? mostly through the traders? Have you forgotten that? Look at Far East Asia, the area known as Java today, we perhaps name it Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, those areas that area? How did Islam get their
history is witnessed that they were the traders It was a hub, they were honest people they had character conduct. That's what I've spoken about this morning. Develop your character worry about the future. When there is a deal. We need to be honest, to the degree that we say my brother, you are buying this vehicle I just want you to know that at one day I had an accident with the car and I painted it to the front. And he will say no thank you very much as a Kamala Harris, be honest.
The Prophet sallallaahu salam speaks about the Baraka and the blessings in an honest deal. And he says for incredible ketema Baraka to obey Him. If the truth the traders are dishonest, and they are liars, they are cheating. They are deceiving, covering hiding the false then the blessings will be snatched away from that particular deal.
We're in sadaqa, verbena, moody Kala Houma Phoebe Hema, the Hadith the prophet SAW Selim says if they are honest, and if they are, they make things clear as business people alone will give them Baraka in the deal, what is Baraka? the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, be honest, be upright, learn to do things in the correct way. Those who are wealthy from amongst us, they have worked hard and toiled for years on end to become rich, for example, but the disease we have today, there are people who want to become rich overnight, a person graduates from university and he thinks to himself, I still don't have a car. I still don't have a house. Now what should I do? I think No,
no, no. How did these people do it? Well, ah, he, my father only bought a house. I think when he was about 50 years old, if I'm not mistaken. 4550 years old.
Today, we don't want our daughters to get married to a man who doesn't have a
house, but you don't know the majority of the world lives in rented accommodation. They their quality of life is better sometimes than those who own the house. They pay the rent and they continue. Sometimes we say no, no, no. You want to marry this man. Yes. What does he have? That's the first question we asked. What does he have?
What does he have? Well Ah, what a good man either attackmen bernadina hula hula kahiko
when someone comes to you, his Deen is good. His character is good. Forget about what he has get him married. Because the Hadith says they will be fitna on earth if you don't do that.
Listen to the young people complaining.
Listen to the young complaining I'm sure that means and I don't know. It means it is something we need to address. My brothers and sisters listen to this carefully. You want your daughter to marry a rich man but you when you got married, you didn't have anything Subhanallah and only 20 years later you managed to buy your first car Subhana Allah and now you want a man will lie even if he doesn't have shoes, there is no harm to say Come my son, you are such a beautiful individual. I see you in the masjid every day your character is good. Will you look after my daughter? He says Yes, I will. You can have Subhan Allah who will do that.
I think we still have a few years to go.
May Allah make it easy for us. But that is the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that I told you you want success, make it easy to marry, facilitate it.
Don't let the culture that you have take you backward and I must spend the moment to speak about culture. When a person is cultured, they are definitely very good. We are not. We are never preaching against culture, culture to be cultural is really a good thing. But the problem is when the culture clashes with Islam, we have to discount it. Did you hear that? That's the only thing. So in our culture, we respect the old as well that agrees with Islam, we do this we do that we have so many different methods, perhaps they are certain foods, there are certain things that are cultural, maybe when a person is giving birth, it is cultural to do this and to do that Islam does not
interfere in all of that. Islam does not interfere. But Islam says where you are usurping the right of someone else. You have to discount the culture, push it aside, let me explain. If culture is making it very difficult for you to marry, you need to know there is a problem. You need to go back to Islam. And you need to make your culture Islam, that's when we will succeed. This is the future. This is my message to the youth. And even to those who are slightly older. I know when we are speaking here, we are speaking to those who have children as well. Please facilitate for your children, don't become upset, don't become angry, sometimes. Let me explain to you. And now I'm
going to say something that you don't normally hear. And I don't think I've said it before. Let me say it for the first time in Canada.
Do you agree we are living in an age where the world has become a global village? You know me and I know you through what? through the internet through the phone, the phone is in my pocket? And how do I know you? I know you because I've heard and you have heard that's how it is. And perhaps we have met maybe on Instagram, maybe on Twitter, maybe on Facebook. I am not encouraging the use of social media when it comes to wrong and bad. Every time you pick your phone up, ask yourself one question. Will Allah be pleased with what I'm about to do? That's all If you answer that question, you will know whether what you are doing is right or wrong. If not what law here you can throw it away. That
Twitter that social media, nothing is going to help you I know people who don't have clothes, but they go to the store. They go to try out the clothes, they take big, big selfies, they show the world we are wearing new clothes and they walk out of the shop without the clothes. What is the point will lie people are doing that we are dying with this materialistic disease. I rather live myself show the people I don't have shoes but I'm a happy person I fulfill my Salah my smile is broader than someone who may be happy May Allah forgive us. So what I was saying sometimes our children happened to meet someone respectfully have the opposite sex somewhere like a university
like for example online maybe perhaps we are not saying that is ideal. Ideally, you should have spoken to your parents or you should have spoken to the adults and they should have been doing things the correct way. But let us face reality. That is not what is happening. That is not what is happening. So my message to you as parents, if your child comes up with a proposition of their own, I plead with you to study it carefully. Don't just rejected. Maybe the men who or the woman who they have chosen themselves might just be a God sent to come into your home in order to bring blessings and good
Don't just reject it. You need to know even Billa lipner bajo de la No.
You know he was from Africa yet he was a Sahabi of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Why have you ever asked yourself? What was the benefit of Allah choosing this man to be in the midst of Mohammed Salah? Sir, can I tell you one of the reasons
because for us who are from Africa to learn a lesson from what ever happened to him in his life, and to learn that color means nothing in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came back from El Mirage. He mentioned the point of the hush hush, of Bella lip, Nora baja Viola and he says, I heard your footsteps in paradise Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. I heard your footsteps in paradise. Imagine the other Sahaba how they must have been feeling. When is my name going to come? Is he going to talk about me? Did he hear about me in general? But he says no, I heard bill Oliveira bass footsteps in general rhodiola when he once went to get married him and his
brother. And the people they were a little bit reluctant, because obviously very dark in skin, a little bit reluctant not to say they didn't want you know what he said? I am Bilal and this is my brother, you know the standing we have if you are going to allow us to marry your daughters. Alhamdulillah If not, Allah will provide for us. You know what they said? You know what they said, Subhana Allah, they said, what law he will get you married to our daughters, there is nothing wrong Subhana Allah, those of us who follow the law, and I can picture young men, building the courage to go to the fathers of those whom they want to marry, and say, You know what, I really don't have
much, but I'm a respectable, honorable person, I'd like to hope. And I would like to ask for the hand of your daughter in marriage. The problem is, people today look at you and say,
What do you have? Can I tell you a true story without mentioning names? I was studying Madina munawwara, many years before me, there was someone who studied in Egypt, there was someone who became a world leader, president he studied in Egypt, when he was in Egypt, he wanted to marry someone. So he spoke to this girl and said, Look, I would like to get to know someone to marry you. And she said, Look, speak to my father. He said, no problem. Obviously, that's the discussion. If someone approaches you as a female, your first point of, of comments should be speak to my father or speak to someone who is responsible for me. And at the same time this man went, so he was in Egypt,
and he went to visit this man in in, you know, in the culture or whatever. he happened to be from a totally different country. And he says, you know, he went with his team of friends. And we would like to get married to your door. What do you have? That's the question. He says, Well, I am a student. I'm still studying Islam, and studying the deen. And I don't know what the future holds for us. But inshallah I am, I will look after your daughter, as I look after myself. That's the question that was the point. So the father rejected. No, in our culture, you need to provide so much money, you need to give the furniture you need to do this. You have nothing please there is the door you
can walk out. But please, my father walk out. So he walked out.
That year he graduated, he went back to his country, they happen to be elections, small nation, Subhana Allah. And in the elections, he was voted the president of the nation.
One of the first stops that he wanted to make as a president was going back to Egypt.
So he went back to Egypt and as the VIP they they they welcomed him at the airport with red carpet the President was there to see him and so on. Here comes our, our suppose that father in law watching the television
What's happening here?
Is this not the man who came to the area? He's, he's the man. How do I get hold of him? How do I get hold of him? He ran will lie to abbazia where there is the dormitory for those who are students. And he went looking for this man. He found one of the colleagues. He said, Well, I this guy's become the president. He's already married and it's over. I say this stuff. Tell him Come, come, come, I will give you my daughter Nora, voila, he looked at the disease. Allah did not want that family to mix with this type of people who are in the eyes of Allah perhaps on another level.
This is a true example. But I want to tell you what Allah He my brothers and sisters, it is happening in our homes. Sometimes we change the way people who are more honorable than we are. Maybe not financially. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. I hope I've spent a moment to address this issue because it is definitely a very, very serious issue. That having been said, I am in no way promoting that you do things behind your parents backs, or you do things against what would please allow some Hannah hautala this is just a fair call. telling people to face reality. The reality on the ground is not the dream that you always have. Sometimes there are people perhaps who are going
through issues that need this type of a statement May Allah subhanho wa Taala
Make it easy for us.
Similarly for the youth a very powerful message I started off by saying it and I'm going to repeat it 10 minutes 20 minutes half an hour of that excitement and joy that you may achieve through sin will be a lifetime of disaster you draw closer to Allah when you please Allah and you draw closer to the devil when you please the devil so if you have a life of drugs my brothers and sisters cut it now I promise Allah I will give it up no don't say I'm going to go from tomorrow I will start inshallah this Ramadan I will start inshallah Hajj I will start that is the first plan of shaitaan shaitaan makes you say insha Allah sometimes do you know that? When some people say in sha Allah
they mean I don't want that's what it means. If you tell someone will I see is a sha Allah. What does that mean? That means I don't want to see you.
You need to say in sha Allah, I am starting now. I want to change today. I have not been fulfilling salatu salam, I will start today. No, because today look, we are sitting here. This is a gathering that is blessing. The Hadith says whenever people are gathered in order to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala the angels surround them, the mercy of Allah descends upon them, the angels are making to our for them, the message goes up. Obviously, the goodness is being mentioned by Allah subhanho wa Taala to those whom he is with. When we are talking of Allah, Allah is talking of us. This is a blessing, blessing occasion, to make a promise now is valuable. But if you say when I walk out, the
spirituality outside will not be the same as it is inside here. Remember that?
You have someone who came to you from afar? Well, I won't lie to you. Three days ago, I was in the Philippines. I flew for one and a half days in order to come to you in Canada. Do you know that? And what is my message? The message is, let us change for the sake of Allah let us become better let us quit the bad habits we have in order for us to achieve the mercy of Allah. Don't you want solutions to the problems that you have in your life? The owner of the solution is Allah subhanho wa Taala please Him, it will come. I remember telling a young man you know you need to start praying for solution. He prayed for three days he came back to me I started praying but I have no solution. I
said Brother, you didn't pray for 20 years. Now pray for another 20 years and your problem will be solved. He said but I need patience. I said dedication. When I say turn to Allah, Allah will solve your problems. I don't mean that just say Oh Allah, you will solve my problems. I'm turning to you once your problem is solved, you turn back towards shaytan know people read Salah sometimes because they have a big issue. You know, I give the example Mashallah here in Cano. I'm quite aware of the fact that many people I hope inshallah they get up even before Salatin fudger in order to recharge I am quite aware of this. May Allah make it easy for us, well accepted from all of us. But there are
some of us who are weak. We don't like to fulfill Salah.
So Allah loves you enough to say, you know what, let me give you a little reminder. So suddenly what happens? You fall down, your knee starts hurting, your back starts painting. And now they say you need to have a back operation or you need to have an operation on your leg. So what happens? You say no, people are scaring you, you might be paralyzed for the rest of your life. So you get up in the morning and you start a law
Wow, Mashallah. Why you have a problem? That's why you have an issue. That's why
isn't that the mercy of Allah. That's why Allah says in the law,
Allah, when Allah loves you, he tests you so that he keeps you crying, those tears are the ones which will take you to Jannah
when Allah loves you, he keeps you in a problem so that you keep close to him, so that that closeness will take you to gender. That's why Allah says in your first soggiornato
those who bear Subhan Allah gives them the reward without any limit, unlimited reward you will get for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala you have endured. So in your for the sake of Allah, life will never ever be a bed of roses.
It will always have hardship in it. Remember, fulfill your Salah fulfill your obligations unto Allah, my beloved sisters, your dress code, your chastity, everything for the sake of Allah, you will find in due course, Allah's hand will be in everything. Regarding your life, everything will be easy, you will be a happy person. Things happen according to you. You know, this was Allah decree. Things happen according not according to you. You know that this happened according to Allah decree. The same thing. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make it easy for us, my brothers and sisters indeed. We have a lot of hope because we see so many youth
Interested in the dean will law he there is an awakening regarding the dean, people are fed up of everything that is happening across the globe in terms of materialistic life. If you take a look at the Internet, you will find one law here. It is like a city on its own. on there, there is the nightclub on there. There is a corner where you can intoxicate yourself on there. There is a pornographic corner on there. There is a Masjid on there. There are good messages and people on there there are online Arabic courses on there they are online universities have an Islamic nature that will teach you the deen it is totally up to you where you choose to go. Where you choose to go
will determine your future. Remember that
your communication with other people they say if you have more than 500 friends after that they are not really friends. They are just people who who you have added to feel big that's it. May Allah forgive us. They say general on average a human being can have 500 real proper friends. Beyond that you don't really know that they're not your friends. Beyond that it is just acquaintance. So normally when you see a person Mashallah Facebook, and they are following 5000 people remember they only know a few of them, the rest of them are by the way they cheer you when they see that you have eaten something nice and they cheer you when they see that you are showing yourself if you take a
look at the posts with the most likes. They are the posts of women who are showing their bodies do you know that? They have the most likes and we fall prey to it? We fall prey to it. Well, like for what reason? Why do you have to show your body they say no, I didn't get more likes next time I'm going to show more of my cleavage. Well ah he that's a reality. It's a sickness and the disease don't fall prey to the devil. A day will come when you are older when you may regret how you use do young age. That's why the prophet SAW Selim says use your youth before it is taken away. Look at the Hadith known as hottie to Sabah the Hadith of the seven people who will be granted a special shade
on the Day of Judgment. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Shah Boone no Shafi Bardot Allah tala.
A young person, male or female, who has nurtured grown up in the obedience of Allah May Allah make it easy for us, you will achieve so much of inner joy when you have blocked yourself from a sin that was so easy to be committed. Let me give you another of those categories of VIPs of the seven who will be granted the shade on the day of judgment or June there are two Mr. tune that humans have been watching Madden for Karla imia for la sakala in Nia for LA, a man. And the example is also for a woman who is called by the opposite sex, someone who's really good looking someone who has a lot of wealth and someone who has status to commit adultery or fornication, and they're on the verge of
it. They said, You know what, I fear Allah and they walk away. On the verge of it, they nothing is stopping them. Everything is facilitated the only thing that stops them, I fear Allah and they walk away. Allah says you deserve VIP status on the Day of Judgment. You deserve VIP status on the day of just why you stopped yourself from committing such a sweet, sweet meaning by the devils terms. The devil made it sweet. You stopped yourself by committing such an attractive sin. Only for me, I need to honor you. You need to get an award Subhanallah you need to get an award what is the award? Come you will be among the VIPs on the Day of Judgment. Do you know there are times when Allah does not
look at other deeds. He just looks at one massive thing and he says I don't want to look at anything else. You just go to gender. That's it. It's over. You just go to Paradise. mela look at some of our deeds in that way. I mean, there is an example of someone who was passionate to animals they got Jenna. There is an example of a prostitute who was passionate to animals she got Jenna. Allah forgave her. Why? Allah is showing us that you need to be compassionate towards the other creatures of Allah, or people of Colonel or people of Nigeria. My message to you is to be kind to one another. If Allah gives Jenna and paradise to people who are kind to animals, what do you think will be the
status of he or she who is kind to fellow human beings?
If Allah gives a status for someone who is kind to another creature of Allah, what do you think will be the status of someone who is kind to another human being? Who is Ashraful mclucas, the most noble of all creatures Allah subhanho wa Taala says it in Surah tiene la de la Canal center fee Sangeeta kui we have created mankind in the best of postures. Imagine Have you thought about it? Look at yourself in the mirror for example, Subhan Allah
Do you think of
Any other place that your eyes can be?
It's a challenge from Allah. Allah says, I have created you the best possible way. There is no better way to create men. Men was the best. Do you want your legs anywhere else? your nails these nails? Do you want them anywhere else? Your hair from your head? Where do you want it on your arm somewhere here to to perhaps see your beard this way here? Is that what you want? Is there any other posture you would prefer? The rest are inferior to men, the animals look at how they are. So Allah says, look, we made you the best. Where's your nose? Imagine if we were breathing through our ears. I wonder how you would have to smoke.
mela forgive us.
So these are some of the messages I have for you this morning. So panela I chose when I came up here to speak for 45 minutes. I am exactly one hour and 52 seconds on the.so. We ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to bless us. Indeed, there is a lot that I wanted to speak about so much of the problems we are facing the challenges regarding drugs and the nightlife, being online and so on brothers and sisters, when you use Instagram and Facebook and Twitter, please be responsible, please be responsible. I want to give you one last example.
What you do online will remain after you die. Do you know that so be careful what pictures you put because if you die today, that picture will remain. People might say Alhamdulillah forever, or they might say a selfie will love forever. Remember that be responsible. There was a group of young people and they were interested in pornography at the time. This was some years back and they decided you know what, it's very expensive to pay for subscriptions. So one of us out of 25 we will pay for subscriptions. And what will happen is when you get all these pornographic images and videos, you will forward them to the other 24 people. So they were a group of 25 and they decided
okay, we will do this. It's a true story. So they are the ones subscribed and he was getting the material and he created a group and he used to have automatic forward which means as soon as the message comes to me it is automatically forwarded to so many people and it carried on for a while. One day there was a car crash. The brother passed away, he passed away and he was gone Allah, Allah May Allah forgive him And may Allah subhanho wa Taala overlook his sins and grant him Jenna but his friends were shocked. They were stunned why young man, no one expected this wealthy young person to pass away death knows no age, Alamo to Babylon wakulla nasi de leeuw death is a door everyone will
go through it. So what happened?
He passed away. They were shocked. They went to the house they were saying you know, their condolences. They read Salatu janaza after watching him and so on. They were crying. They were in tears. And they buried him at the graveyard. They said a little prayer for him. They walked back to the house and they were now you know, in their own respectable houses. And suddenly at midnight 12 o'clock delete everyone's phone was beeping what happened message from from this guy? But where is he? He's dead. He's already gone. Yo, they opened it guess what was in it?
Full of pornographic material full of pornographic material or style? Viola. They tried to go back because it was coming every day automatically.
Are we not ashamed? If I put up a nude image of myself online? Don't you think it will last for much longer than after I've left the dunion. So, be careful what you put online make sure that it is something that if you die, people will say Alhamdulillah it was something good. They will not say how to build Aston Villa and give you examples of your your life in the lectures.
They got back to the firm the company and they said look, this is an embarrassment. They said sorry. We have millions if not billions, of people who have subscribed for us to find one man, we are sorry, you cannot he has paid subscriptions for two years, you will have to wait until it expires.
The only thing we can say May Allah forgive such people. May Allah forgive us. But more importantly, may it be a lesson for all of us. Be careful, you will leave a legacy. What is the legacy you have left behind? Was it serious? Was it real? Was it for the oma for the nation? Or was it something very, very selfish just for yourself and your own pleasure? If it was your for your own pleasure, it will die before your death or with your death. But if it was for the rest of humanity and for the oma and if it was for the nation, by the will of Allah it will live even beyond your death and generations later people will say such and such a person lived in the city and he passed away in
this year Rama to Lai LA. They will say Rama to lay next to your name. They will mention good deeds. I was speaking about Ibrahim Alayhi Salam earlier. I want to tell you he was a young man
Loved by Allah subhanho wa Taala
he struggled so much nobody accepted his message besides two people do you know that one was his nephew lute and the other was his wife Sarah? They accepted the message anyway, he moved out he went to heroin. He went to various other places and you know what? He was a man who was dedicated. Not many people followed him. But Allah says, in Kibera, he Makana
Allahu Akbar, Allah says he was a nation on his own, even though figures and numbers wise at that stage. They weren't many, but he was a nation. And guess what? Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was tested one after the other when he passed his tests every day. Are you here he made it was not for himself alone. He made it to alpha maca. maca has got a lot of produce. And he says what? He that Amina Nikita de la Allah. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam hundreds if not 1000s of years back, he says Allah let the hearts of the people inclined towards this place. Can I ask you a question? Who would love to go to Mecca right now put up your hand.
That is the Tao of Ebrahim la Salatu was Salam.
What was it? It was dedication to Allah alone. He was alone. The people were against him. They wanted to burn him. They kicked him out of the city, his own father, he went to his father My father, I need to correct you in a nice way. Yeah, batini Khadija Nina, Lorraine Mima. meiotic for me, because
all my father, knowledge has come to me that did not come to you follow me and you will be led to the right path. The father says no ways. No is my beloved parents. Sometimes your children know more than you. They will correct you take the correction. But my beloved children, there is a way to talk to your parents. There is a way don't come and say Dad, I am like Ibrahim and you are like the father of Ibrahim. I know more than you follow me. Otherwise you know what will happen? That's not how you talk to your fathers. You talk with utmost respect, Dad No, Mashallah, I understand your point. I see where you are coming from. Learn to talk. Learn to talk. I understand your point. I see
where you are coming from. I hear you loud and clear. I have an alternative suggestion. If you would care to actually consider it. Perhaps it might be enlightening. That's how you talk Subhan Allah, did you hear what I said? acknowledge the opinion. That's my mother. That is my father. They are adults. They have opinions. I heard it I heard you loud and clear. Mashallah, I acknowledge your what you have said, You know, I have a small suggestion. What do you think of it? They will be honored to say my son, you know what, you are actually right. Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us. So this is the way forward for the oma think about the rest. Ibrahim Alayhi
Salam made a dua
for his children. Do you know what he says? He says, oh, Allah subhana wa jal Muslim, a mielec he says all the two of us myself and his smile, my son, make us surrender to you make us from those who surrendered to your instruction. But did he stop there? No. You know what he says?
Muslims, like, Oh Allah, I am worried about my family, my progeny my generations make from them, the nation and oma which will worship you surrender to you. You know what Allah gave him. Allah gave him a gift. All the prophets who came after Ibrahim Alayhi Salam were from his family, including Mohammed Salah Allah, Allah, Allah
because Allah heard the drought up to today, we remember your primary Salam in every Salah, in every Salah. Allah says we left a good reputation for him.
In those who came later on those who came later on, Allah says we kept a good name for them with the widows who came later. So every day we say Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Anwar Allah Allah Muhammad in kamasan, late Allah Ibrahim Allah Allah Ibrahima, we are mentioning his name every day, your Salah is not over unless you have done that. So Allah Subhana Allah, so May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us in every single way. I want to spend a moment to acknowledge the brother who is on my left here, because the way I speak for him to catch up he needs to be a genius. So I don't know Masha May Allah bless you may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant you ease and goodness, it's the first time in my
life. I have delivered a lecture and right next to me, there are those who are deaf or being catered for my brothers and sisters thank Allah that we can hear. We can see.
We can hear and we can see that's another first for Cano as we say, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and one day, you know, may Allah subhana wa
Allah grant us is to learn this language is extremely difficult. So I wonder and I always wonder what motivates normal people to learn the language of those who cannot hear what motivates them. That is something unique. May Allah grant you, Jenna, my beloved brother, and all those who are doing something for those who might be challenged in one way or another. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you in every way. I want to say one more thing before I close and that is,
you know, the message I gave you today is short. But there are so many other messages by so many other people don't just come because you hear the name Mufti mink know anyone who is teaching you goodness, go attend, go in your numbers. You never know when he Daya is being given out and you will get the guidance. Don't just be a single person to say no only this guy, I will listen to the rest of them. I don't want no we are human beings. We all make mistakes, myself included. Maybe something that I might have said might be an error. It's from me and from shavon something that is correct. It's from the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So please learn to support all the activities of the
deen as much as you can. In that way Allah will keep you guided, and he will keep your progeny guided as well. Similarly, it is impossible for me to shake the hands of all those who are here. What is more important than shaking the hands is to be shaken by the message.
If you are shaken by the message, you have indeed achieved much more than to shake the hand of one man who's going to die sometime soon. And there is nothing he owns of yours and nothing you own of his besides. So I am just a human being like you don't think that this man is some hero superstar. We are not musicians, we are not politicians. When we treat each other we treat each other like human beings exactly who we are. We are the same. We are equal analysis our seekers nanomesh nothing makes you different from me or me from you. Except if Allah wills and taqwa taqwa is that which will bring us closer to Allah. In the meantime, brothers and sisters, I am your brother in Islam, and
that's where it stops. I am your brother in Islam. That's where it stops. Don't start having these big ideas that you know this man is this and that No, no, we are nobodies. We are simply brothers and sisters in Islam. All of us are striving to engender the day Allah gives us our book in the right hand and the day Allah says go into general that is the day we can be happy, we will be smiling. That is the day we will be successful. Up Up until then we ask Allah to have mercy on us or sallallahu wasallam Oh Baraka Nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed ik the shadow Allah Allah Elantra.