Channel: Mufti Menk
Delivered in Dewsbury, UK on Saturday 18th May
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa
ala in Medina.
We always commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala He is the Creator and nourish cherishes. sustainer provide a protector cure, the one in absolute control of every aspect of existence. And we asked him, really to bless us and to grant us goodness to protect us. He is indeed the one whom we declare the praise of the one whom we will return to the one whom we definitely have lots of hope regarding, and the one whom we fear at the same time. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept the few words of praise that we are to and to accept the acts of worship that we engage in for his sake. And at the same time we asked him to forgive our shortcomings. And we asked him to forgive us
wherever we have, perhaps veered off the straight path. And at the same time, we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions, all those who struggled and strove through the years and generations in a way that today this Deen has come to us. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept it from us and to make us from amongst those who can light our torches and candles and inshallah convey the message at least to our offspring into the coming generations. May he be pleased with us, I mean,
brothers and sisters in Islam, it brings a smile to the face to see one at all and hamdulillah
this beautiful blessing city of Dewsbury, they sometimes call it Sharif they add the word Sharif next to it. The reason is, it is blessing. And I believe that the entire globe is Sharif as well. Because for as long as there are people who worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and they have this concern of the deen in sha Allah that area would be blessed by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Yes, we need the revival of our Eman And that revival of Eman is not just mere speech but it is deep knowledge connected with
putting into practice and conveying to others.
This also is connected to understanding the mindset of those whom you are speaking to. Moments ago we heard a professional really professional I told him as soon as he got off the stage, you know your job very well Mashallah professional Mashallah. Why? Because he knows how to raise funds.
And we need to think to ourselves,
what do we have
contributed to ourselves to start with what am I contributed to myself, a lot of us have had Allah, let alone contribute to others or to a good cause we have not yet contributed to ourselves by purifying our hearts and souls. By having a genuine love and the feeling for those who share the Shahada with us. Many of us hold grudges and hatred more than we hold love. And yet, we want to call ourselves people who revive a man, when the connection of the man starts with the Shahada. This is something that I need to ask myself yesterday, I spoke several times in the city of Blackburn. And one of the questions that I asked do you feel a link with one another here if you don't you have a
big issue or you have might be having issues. If there is no link and bond that you feel with one another? Then we need to work on our Eman And we need to realize not every one of us will have the exactly the same likes and dislikes and perhaps inclinations, but with those different fingers. We will work in such a way that they all are united May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to be concerned for one another.
The reason I say this, this oma definitely requires lots and lots of effort upon it, to unite upon common ground. It's something extremely important. Today, every family is broken.
It's a challenge. I'm talking here about the majority. It's a challenge you can actually take me up on that one. Every family is broken somewhere down the line, there is some form of a crack. That crack is chiseled sometimes by the devil until that crack seeps into community.
And the community divides into so many different categories and that develops into the oma being split up in such a way that Subhanallah we are mowed over by those who want to mow over us in a happy way with the worst enemies of ourselves being ourselves. May Allah protect us. It's a very deep statement as uttered. But we need to purify our Eman when we utter a shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa shadow Allah Mohammed Abu rasuluh. That's my link. I spoke to a Jewish rabbi three days ago on an aircraft. And he told me for people to convert to Judaism, it takes several years. I said, What do you mean? They need to prove themselves, they need to learn they will be tested one after
the other. When they are seen to be practicing, they will be given a certificate after three years minimum. Wow. It was my first time hearing this. And they said then it can be revoked at any time and I'm thinking wow, this email is totally different in Allah, it's in the heart you know it Allah knows it. But sometimes your deeds would definitely show people your movement Subhanallah you look at one another, you love each other for the sake of Allah today, if someone wants to come in after the Shahada here, I would ask them one question. Are you sure nobody is forcing you? Are you sure you are not this? You are not that asked him a few questions, then do not delay. Let them utter the
Shahada. If they are lying, it's up to them. And if they are honest, it's still up to them. So Pamela, but what about us who are mean, sometimes we are false in our Eman? And we don't even realize that and then we look at others and say that one is false. And this one is false. What about us? We have declared the Shahada Let me take you through the meaning of the Shahada. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, and we worship our wealth, we worship some other people, we worship for example, our looks our hair, we worship so many other things because that is more important to us, then Allah and yet we acted. I bear witness there is none worthy of worship
besides Allah. My girlfriend means much more than Allah.
Allah. That's the word a lot of people would probably sadly have to admit that they live their lives in that direction. Allah protect us. My money is more important. Nevermind small percentage of interest. It's mine. It's something minor is small. You know, I don't, that means your pounds are more important than Allah. Allahu Akbar. Where did the Shahada go? What happened to the revival of Eman? When you are told Subhana Allah that you know what, this is the deal and this is how you need to operate? And we say no, it's okay. It doesn't really suit me today we'll see what happens in the future. Where is the man?
May Allah protect us? Eman is something that you are declaring surrendering to Allah and you're trying your best, this is what it is. So wherever you faltered, you quickly come back and you say no, no, no, I am worshipping Allah alone. My head goes down on the ground for my maker alone. So can Allah whatever he says, If I am ready to surrender to Him Institute, do you know what that means? That means when he has declared alcohol Haram, it's not even a choice in my mind, because my head goes down on the ground for him. How can I then have a bottle in my right hand?
Like I've said before, people sometimes go into a casino gambling, I'm sure I've told you in the city of
Durban in South Africa, they have a huge casino. And in there, they have a masala.
Why? Because a lot of the guys who are there and sometimes the sisters who are there, you know, they are our brothers and sisters. they declare the Shahada. We need to hate the deed but be concerned about the people today if you see someone walking on the street outside, and they happen to be far from religion. Do you know if you have imagine the thought that should cross your mind number one is how can I be of an impact to this person so that they can see the light? That's the thought that is a movement today when we see a brother You know, and he's wearing his tight jeans halfway down his backsides and we say this guy's a gay okay. That's the thought and we start thinking all this guy is
Australia and so on and we started hating hatred, and perhaps you might mock engineer. The man is supposed to be flickering in our heart to the degree that if we've noticed that we start thinking how best Can I get the message across to this individual so that he begins to love the deen and he may come through it will Lahaina and end alone because
the Prophet sallallahu wasallam tells Allah
on the day of a wall, the day of cable that will lie. Remember one thing,
Allah if Allah were to use you to guide a single
And it's better for you than anything that this material world holds in terms of value. And at that time, the example of the red camel was given today I could tell you perhaps, a Rolls Royce, or a Bentley, maybe
Subhan Allah. So we need to understand and realize, like I was saying, people enter the casino, and they want to win. So they need to rock out of Salah to say, Allah help us through this. And then they go, and when they're offered food, they say,
Oh, you're so mooses halaal Whoa, whoa, but you're sitting in a casino, you are gambling. And at the same time, Subhan Allah, you are asking if the samosa Allah? Well, I might tell you, there are two ways of looking at it.
If you were to look at it as an individual, who's studying how people think you will come to realize that at least he's asking for Halloween food. It's a sign that somewhere down the line, there is a little flicker still, you know, there's a little flicker like people going to a nightclub and saying, you know what, you guys, you better start being approved by what do they call it here, HMC? I think it is.
And they start saying you better be approved because that's when we'll be able to eat but what you're doing on the floor there, you know, you're teaching the people how to breakdance that's, that's besides the point, isn't it? I would say at least we've got one less thing. One less thing to be primarily concerned about when it comes to this particular person. Because they are concerned about halal food, perhaps they might be concerned about their Salah if a person Salah is correct. And if we read it with proper intention and sincerity correctly on its own, it will guide us towards the revival of our Eman. Remember this? This is why a lot of youngsters come
instead of doing them today and I'll be honest with you because I'm also in this field of trying to, you know, attract the youngsters to what is right, the young generation myself included, we all need goodness. And I noticed one thing when you do people nowadays, they go away. It reminds me of the verse of the Quran where Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Fatima Medina, La Jolla home whatever
mean how it is because of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala mercy from Allah, that you have become lenient towards them, you soften your approach towards them, linked Allah home, you've become reconnect, use the word softened or lenient towards them, which means in your approach, not lenient, as in, give up the deal, no, leniency means the correct approach. And Allah says, If you
hard hearted, you know, too strong in that particular approach, which means belittling people, you know, making people scoff at one another. It's easy for me to say something here to a person or two that would make the others laugh at them. But would it serve the cause? The answer is no. make people feel valuable. Make them feel valuable Brother, you are a movement. My sister, we love you for the sake of Allah. And when we say that we are not meaning something, you know, behind our minds that we might be intending in terms of evil. We mean it genuinely, we want nothing from you, besides the fact that you realize you're a sister of ours indeed, that's what we want.
And this is why we say if you were to see that verse, and you talk to the youth in a way that they understand and realize that they are part and parcel of the oma. They will definitely come through. Every one of us is searching for spirituality. To be honest, the atheists are hungry for spirituality, but they are living in denial. And Allah says it in the Quran. When he speaks about the mushy kin of Makkah. He says
God they're not in hula
hula you can be bulimic.
navali mean Abby.
We know Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam their comments about you hurt you we know that they are hurting you but we want to tell you they do not belie you they know that what you are saying is the truth. But the oppressors from amongst them have just denied it out of arrogance. So they know the people know sometimes that this is what is right. This is what is wrong. Something keeps them away. We need to have the concern how best Can I get across to this friend of mine, this brother or sister of mine, this stranger who's on the
st in a way that they can at least get the message of the dean and they can think about it. You know, when people have had a difficult day so hard that everything went wrong, and then they go into their beds at night looking up into the ceiling, they start thinking things. And if you had to have met them on that day by the will of Allah, it's the best time you can actually make them think about Allah and this is why Islam is growing fast leaps and bounds in the prisons of the United States of America. Why there are people who are more or less hopeless unless they have a light in the equation. So with that hopelessness Eman is revived because Pamela they have a time to ponder and
think how many of us have read Salah when we have a problem? Let's be honest, and how many of us have abandoned Salah because life is Christie as they say. Everything is proper Mashallah. Everything is superb. So now what happens to Salah hang on a young man, I'm still fit what are you talking about? How can I go for Hajj? I still need to sin for another 20 years when I start limping then inshallah.
People think Hajj is for all these revive your Eman. Remember, you may never see the next hedge and yet it was horrible you what response Are you going to give Allah?
This is why we say my brothers and sisters, you want revival. I tell you one way of beginning. Do not miss a single Salah. Not at all that on its own will open your doors. Believe me, obviously together with the man there's no point in a non Muslim saying you know what? I'm going to read five times Salah because of what I heard, but you're not a Muslim. It's not going to help you. You need to have a man that's there. But we're talking of now the revival of it. We talking of the building of it, you need to develop a link with Allah when there's nothing wrong with you when you're still healthy, when you're still wealthy when you're okay when you're intelligent when you can see when
you can walk and talk.
But sometimes when Allah loves us, what does he do? And he knows we're not turning he creates difficulty in our lives so that we tend to him.
The question is, do we want to wait for a day when difficulty comes into our lives so that we can say yeah, Allah al al Amin. Yeah, Allah, I'm reading. I'm getting up for the head, dude. Let's be honest, okay. Those of us who might be slightly irregular with Salah, ask yourself a question. How often do I read extra Salah? Like the hedges? That dude is one of the most important Salawat which are over and above the farm, one of the most important in terms of value. How many of us have taken the time once a week to say okay, we can, you know, we love to go for our football. So hannula football weekend football, we get up early morning we got here, okay, nobody's commenting about
that. But do yourself a favor. At least use the weekend when you don't have to get up so early for work later on. To get up even earlier just for that little Salah between you and Allah. Do you know
the best way to get close to Allah is to do good deeds in privacy between you and Allah. Nobody knows besides you and Allah, that's the best way of getting close to Allah. And the worst way of turning away is to commit sin openly. That's very bad. You see that the two opposites one is I am doing a good deed without wanting anyone to know. That's brilliant that will help you and do not have the edge that anyone notice from you your good deed. So what did they really think that this person is mediocre? They They say that between you and Allah, you know your link, but at the same time, if a person has a sin that they're committing in private, it is bad. Yes. But it is worse when
they say I'm openly doing it. I'm not a hypocrite. Wow. Sometimes I've had youngsters who say, you know what, I'm not a hypocrite. I'm openly committing the sin, but they don't know the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, wherein he speaks of the difference. He says Salalah alayhi wa sallam, people will continue to remain in goodness for as long as they do not openly commit sin. Because when you openly commit sin, you're encouraging others Few days ago, I was talking to some school teachers, they call them educators, you know nowadays, the sophisticated words to to point to different people so that they feel more important, Mashallah, the educators are very important as it
is. So speaking to the educators, I was saying, If you leave a cigarette, that you are addicted to outside the school, and you do not smoke in the presence of the pupils, it is not a sign of hypocrisy. It is a sign of intellect because when they watch you, they will learn from you. One is the sin of committing the sin and two is the sin of encouraging others directly or indirectly, to commit the same sin. Wow. Understand it completely. So when you are committing a sin in private, it does not mean you are doing it out of hypocrisy. It sometimes means you are ashamed that this deed of mine must not seek to others today if you see a few of the people who have the problem.
Have the bottle. And if they are drinking, you know, on the road in front of everyone, our children might see them and say, Oh, if these guys do it, I'm sure I can do it. So now it's open. But if they do not notice it that this is something negative, it's not noticed by the younger generation, they will, the younger generation will be further away from it something simple, it's logical.
So my brothers and sisters, let's understand email is a gift that Allah has given us. It's believed it's in its main core is within the heart, although it is declared by tongue.
And it's a constant struggle between us and Allah to get closer and closer to Allah to purify ourselves, you see, the more we have of
Allah means that which is besides Allah, the less we have of Allah, because Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and there are so many integrations, the Quran is full of examples, and so is the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, but I give you one simple example to explain the seesaw to you. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allah Allah Shaka, he and his Shiki Mann, amela emmalyn Ashura, kaffee, Maria de tarak, to who was Erica, to explain that, Heidi, I can give you the example of a wealthy man, very wealthy, a man who's got a billion pounds, you know, the 200,000, that chair is looking for Subhan Allah would be peanuts for that man.
Man, you peanuts are quite difficult to come by these days.
But a wealthy man, and then you've got your 20 pound deal. And you said, You know what, you know, there's 20 pounds, and he will tell you, I'm not interested in those 20 pounds, keep them have them, take it or give you another 20 I'm not interested, you want me to be a partner in a 20 pound deal. I've got 20 million pounds. And you listen to a look at this guy. So Allah is saying, and he's example is far higher, if you would like to do deeds, and in those deeds, you associate partners with me, I don't need the deed, give it to your partner, he can have it. Did you hear that? That's the meaning of the ID. So if we look at that, it means life is a constant struggle. Some people say,
you know, when you talk about cheap, oh, I don't like to hear this, right? The reality is, it's a very broad topic. It also includes us associating ourselves as partners with Allah, because we're not prepared to adapt his instruction. We want our instruction to be adopted. So me myself, and we start worshipping ourselves. Like I say, may Allah protect us. It's considered sinful. Yes. But at the same time, if you want to become technical about it, it's a weakness of Eman. What is it? When I can openly disobey Allah, I have my wedding. But at my wedding, everything is an Islamic what wedding is that?
Whatever, I don't know, you know, we've got guests who are belong to other faiths, so we need alcohol for them. And we need a bit of a striptease that side because there are some youngsters whom we try to make sure they don't not attend. It's such a beautiful function that the whole family needs to be together. And really those guys every night, there's somewhere at some club, so we need them in that corner. And you know, for our little girls, we're gonna be having x, y and Zed the other side. What is this? Is this a function? You want to call it a loss function? Do you want to call it a celebration of you're really such a great gift, such a great ibadah your union with
someone whom you're going to be having progeny with whom you expect to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the very function that was held in order for that celebration was totally in transgression of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Where is the man? What happened to it? So we need to revive it. My brothers and sisters, those of you who are getting married, before I say that, those of us who are married and we've made mistakes Toba is a dog. You know, repentance is a dog because sometimes I get people who just looked at me, you know, they want to shoot me Did you know? Because they already married and everything went wrong there. You know? Hang on, hang on. We show you the
door before we talk to the other guys just engage in tober the doors Toby's open, believe me. We are not prophets of doom, but we need really to promote reality. So brother, there's always a road for as long as you're breathing, you know, always the road. But you need to know the road and you need to understand let me turn to Allah quickly. So I turned to Allah through repentance. Yeah, I did it wrong. I asked you forgiveness. I'll never do it again. I'll make sure my children do it right. I'll try Allah helped me guide me and so on. Mashallah, that's the path. But as for us who are planning to get married, may Allah protect us.
I promise you and I challenge you at the same time. If you want to do it properly for the sake of Allah for the sake of Allah, not just because, oh, you know, that person needs to be happy and know for the pleasure of Allah. You say, Look, I don't want to have anything that is wrong in terms of Islam, what Allah has taught us because I want to please Allah subhanho wa Taala you have sown a seed of goodness, and the fruit that shall be born from that shall be that of goodness by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Malloch brown does goodness. Oh, are we ready in Charlotte to have our functions according to the pleasure of Allah subhanho? wa Taala? Are we ready?
Personally, I don't attend, I don't attend weddings, even if it means of relatives, unless it meets a certain criteria, I'm weak. I'm really weak, perhaps one of the weakest from amongst you. But at the same time, certain things, you can set them up, you can set a precedent.
You can tell them listen, you know what, I'm sorry, I won't be able to attend. And if they tell you why, and say, You know what, it's going to be a completely missed function where music is going to be happening and so on. I excuse me from it.
But how could you say that we say, you know what, I'm sorry. They can hate you. They can stop talking to you and so on. But believe me, it's a precedent that said, okay, the bar might be high for a few people but look at that bar, get to it. Subhana Allah, may Allah grant us goodness, may he make us from those who understand it does not make us bad people, but it makes us people who promote goodness, how many teenage pregnancies we have today? Let's talk about reality. How many difficulties are we facing around our boys and girls? How many are we facing around with adults? How many divorces are we having? So the the solutions are found within what Allah has sent down but
people are turning away from it. So more and more difficulties are coming in and people are saying well the difficulties are because you sticking to the Quran, what's happening.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and help us revival Eman And this is why we say really, this is why we say if your Salah is in order and I was saying
that when the youngsters come in first thing you say my brother Don't miss us Allah Allah if you miss one Salah How can you have the audacity to want to live up to the next Salah when Allah says that Salah is incumbent upon you because of time did you know that what makes Salah Farah compulsory okay who you are, you're a movement You're the same person and so on. But there is one condition and that is the time which means if the time hasn't set for a salah and you pass away you're not going to be asked about that Salah, but the minute the time sets for the Salah, and you haven't read it wow you should be worried what if I die now? So I need to fulfill the Salah just as I was coming
here Subhan Allah
I was telling one of the brothers who was with me that you know what, I can never get used to the UK and they said Why? I said because the Salah timings Allah tested you guys I'm sure that he would you have is far greater than the reward we have because with us it's like clockwork where I come from in Africa the exact country throughout the year the difference is only about an hour with me Salah just about an hour and here the difference is like so much that they got to change their timings when our summertime wintertime whoa Subhana Allah May Allah protect us imagine you're fast it becomes a slow
you're fasting but it's slow. Very slow. Why? Because you take 18 hours
they told me spend Ramadan in the UK I said inshallah. inshallah
spend Ramadan in the UK. May Allah protect us and grant us is I asked you to come and spend Ramadan with us in South Africa was Zimbabwe inshallah Allah grant us ease and goodness, it's not Haram. Really Some people say no, it's just the light way. I have seen British families, wealthy British families who have flown to South Africa and spend Ramadan there. And I've asked him, Do you know anyone here? They say no, we've just come in booked the whole month, because we have little children who cannot fast in the UK. And I said, Yeah, ILA Hey, look at the man. They want their children to fast so they've used their money taken leave off the whole month and flown to another part of the
world because they really want to help their kids. That's that's a good deed actually, to be honest with you. It's such a good deed. May Allah protect us, you must be saying get us the holiday packages.
But it's a thought it's called a worry a concern. That's what it's called. You know, the thoughts the worry the concern, it makes you arrive at solutions. People say I can't read Salah why because I'm working. It's such an embarrassment is Where there is a will there is a way if you'd like to read it, it will come Believe me. You say I'm on an aircraft I can't read Salah why because I'm on an aircraft well there are so many different rulings find out from the scholars in Where there is a will there is a way you will be able to achieve it. But when your emotions flicker is not as solid as it should be, then you need to first work on it then you will find solutions.
If a person is not worried, you know like some people say, I really would like to wait to cover my hair. But you know, I might lose my job. I might this I might that well Subhana Allah Where there is a will there is a way you will be surprised. I know of a sister in particular, who's emailed me telling me I wore the hijab and the job I had for 15 years I lost it
only to be given a job where the salary was double
The hours were half three months later. Wow look at Allah He tested you used to a steadfast you lost the job. And Allah says your hand needs to open for me to give you something bigger. Wait Be patient when you are happy with the decree of Allah which is a revival of Eman, the analysis, take the dunya that this world is I own it man I give it to you, you take it you have it so hard Allah half the time double the salary, may Allah grant us goodness. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors so these type of miracles happen, but only for those rarely who have that link with Allah subhanho wa Taala and who are looking forward to solutions from Allah. If you're ready to take a knock in terms
of the dunya for the pleasure of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will open your doors of the dunya as well as the archaea.
So my brothers and sisters,
yes, it's about time we asked ourselves
how can I improve myself for the sake of Allah? How can I purify my heart? How can I become a person whose deeds are clean?
Really, how can I become a person who is genuinely concerned about my fellow Muslims and genuinely concerned about humanity at large? Do you know today when we see the non Muslims for example,
people fall into several categories of thought.
But a man with the man will learn from the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What was his concern? He was concerned of an enemy like
before he accepted Islam, he was an enemy of Islam. He had massacred so many Muslims, an enemy like Abu Jamal, an enemy like Omar Allahu anhu, before he accepted Islam, what was the concern of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to pray for them. Yeah, Allah guided him to Islam, guide them to Islam.
Like we've said he told the brother of Kali who wrote the Allah and he says, mommy fellow holiday ninja Hello Lee Salama, what a powerful nation. I still use this when I'm speaking to non Muslims. You know why? It's, it's something powerful. It's a statement of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells his he tells the brother of family the mindvalley that a man is in intelligent as Khalid who is a military commander of note. He cannot be ignorant. Regarding the correctness of Islam. Wow, Allahu Akbar. If you are sharp, you're intelligent, you will be able to pick up what's right and wrong.
And you know what Few days later family to
come comes to Medina Manoa and he accepted Islam and that story on its own. What about Omar bill hapa. When the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Allah Hama is Islam, big lamartine, Allah, these two powerful people who are enemies of Islam.
If you were to guide one of them, at least to Islam, we would get strength, because these are strong people. So use one of them to come through so that if they come through, we are now strengthened. And no sooner was the two are made that incident or the allow and had occurred. And he pitches up at the house of alchemy.
And he declares his Shahada in the story. And the people were just shocked declaring the tech bill. Why? Because this man, nobody would have thought he's going to come into the deal. Do not underestimate the value of any human being on Earth. If they were to turn to the dean, and jump into the Eman and revive it, and the flicker were to go, perhaps they may be better than myself and yourselves after having been worse, and we may degenerate into something far lower. If we're not careful. May Allah protect us. This is why we say Learn, learn to display the goodness of Islam to those who perhaps might be totally out of humanity as well. But this means well I am going to give
you a live examples because we see them and we live in countries which are quite similar in terms of people turning away you know, from even human sort of morals and values.
You see someone I have come across people Okay, let me not give you such a serious example but a lighter example. I've come across people who've had Allah who have never bothered to dress appropriately because that's how they were brought up. And to them there was nothing wrong yet. They have sound models sometimes do you know that you find the person who's really not dressed appropriately, but try and mess with him you will be in big trouble, big trouble. This is why don't judge a book by its cover. Some people may be covered but they might be mysterious was other people maybe not that covered but they are straight because that's how they were brought up. Sometimes they
don't know. And it's our duty.
When we notice something, to think how best Can I get the message across to this person. So I've come across people who've been with a very bad past, when they saw the light and a flicker solely from the character and conduct of a Muslim system. They tend to the dean, don't underestimate it. You know, when when I am dressed like a Muslim, I have a bigger responsibility to be to go out of my way to display the correct morals and values of a Muslim, the character and conduct because I have become an ambassador, due to my outward appearance more than a person who's in disguise. You know, we have Muslims in disguise, which means until you ask them, what's your name? And even after that
until they say Salaam Alaikum, you might not even know it's happened to me. I've greeted people and you know, they don't even greet you with Salam. And sometimes after a while you find out Oh, I'm a Muslim Subhan Allah disguise, okay, we are not judgmental people, they might be better than me. But at the same time, if I am dressed as a Muslim, it's far more important for me to make sure that they don't get the wrong picture of Islam. Because imagine if I were a person who was swearing on the street, who looked at people and really mischievious my messages were all you know, bad, and so on. Nevermind my level being low, but I'm chasing other people away from Islam. I really am. So the
biggest sin is for a person who leads others astray. One is for you to be a stray that's a sin. That's between you and Allah. But what answer Are you going to give Allah when Allah says, Hey, because of your actions, because of your deeds, x, y and Zed turn further away from the deen, what are you going to say? So this is why it's a big responsibility. We need to be intelligent. We need to love one another for the sake of Allah and have a concern. Even for those who are non Muslim, how best Can I get the message across, we do not hold any direct guidance is not in our hands. But the effort is, if we're ready to make an effort, we will be able really to pass the message across. And
we start off like I said at the beginning of this talk with ourselves, we start off with ourselves. May Allah strengthen us. And this is why my brothers and sisters, another point that comes to my mind.
It's about time we started learning the DEA, many of us and this is a shame.
We've been reading Salah for years on end and we don't even know the meanings of the words of what we're reading in Salah Am I right or wrong?
She were nodding. It's effect 30 years I've been reading my Salah, but okay, Mashallah. That's brilliant. Do you know the meanings of what you're saying? Say No. So everything else, you know, the meaning of you know, today, if England revenue had to come up with some new laws, I'm sure within 20 minutes, we don't know what's going on. And we'd sit and discuss and debate No, it's like this. There's the loophole. You know, the C class, you can now get it 200 pounds a month and I promise you it's Whoa, you might be wondering how I know. It's a fact believe me it's affect C class. Maybe you wanted 200 pounds a month for three years. No mot.
Why do I know it? Because it's the same thing. It's a car. It's a C class. Wow. What about my agenda? I don't know the Salah I'm reading Come on, man. Is it not more important than the mot and the C class and the 200,000 and the flashy car that I'm about to have out there? Which all the girls are gonna watch. So what big deal it's not gonna get me anywhere. My Eman, my Salah. I don't even know the meaning of when I say Allahu Akbar, do I concentrate, I'm actually saying Allah is the Greatest and who is Allah, the worship to him, the one who made me created me, my creator is the biggest, my creator is the greatest, the one I'm going to return to when I die is the greatest, if
you know the value of that statement. And if the non Muslims have to know what we utter, when we got down onto the ground, they would try it out even before they accepted Islam. I've come across certain non Muslims, who told me that we tried out the prostration of the Muslims, just before we accepted Islam, and we found so much comfort in it. And yet, part of the completion of the ingredient was that you accept the money in order to taste the real flavor. So Panama, when they know the meaning of it, and they've already tasted a part of the flavor. You know, sometimes when you buy a sweet you can smell what it's going to taste like, Do you know why? Because it's a strong
essence. But you've got to go and buy it and have it in order to appreciate what it tastes like. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Sometimes you have a strawberry flavor or some tangerine flavor, whatever it is, because of the strength of the smell. You can actually you know, smell it down the aisle. I don't want to advertise Tesco but perhaps down there. You can smell it down the aisle. And then you say, Oh, this thing must be tasting nice. Let's buy a pack. So imagine there are people who
can smell the beauty of the sujood that we have as a gift. We got it, it's opened and we still don't taste it. Pleasure. Why? Something wrong with the man revive it, get back to Allah clarify, purify, learn, go back. And this is why I say we need to start attending lessons. We have academies we have people who are trying hard to explain the meanings of the Quran, the meanings of the tsunami, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the laws of the Sharia, how many of us are bothered to learn about it? May Allah protect us. People might say, I'm learning a lot. I'm on Facebook.
You don't learn from Facebook and Twitter. If you don't believe me, I might be on it as well. You do not learn from it. You might be motivated, you might get a little flick. You might be able to, you know, be moved by it. But meaningful learning is not from there. I'm telling you to myself. meaningful learning will happen when you start attending proper lessons. And when you start registering yourself somewhere and make an effort without an effort you achieve nodemanager Raja mala Mia, je de la mia G. You want to make you want to achieve something, you've got to work hard. You wrote, enroll yourself somewhere you start learning. You see, I'm learning the deal. I'm putting
it into practice. I'm teaching it to others. I'm trying my best. I'm purifying and the teachings must make you understand who you are and what your duties are. And it must not increase hatred in your heart. It must increase love in your heart.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us really to love the right things. When we say not increase hater we're talking of the fellow human beings, we definitely hate sin. And we definitely hate that which is the disobedience of Allah, we stay away from it. But we love one another and we try to work with one another to help one another. If I'm doing something wrong, I expect you
to tell me and if I feel bad, my Eman is weak. I need to really appreciate brother Jazakallah said you highlighted this to me and I really appreciate it. inshallah, by the will of Allah to this day, I hope I'm from amongst those who tries to do that. And this is why never ever think you know what I am beyond correction. Nobody can correct me Or tell me anything. No ways panela once I
I attended a certain conference and they asked me to read the forum.
And I read the Quran few words, few verses. And one old man sent me a note to tell me the massage of these two letters coming out of your mouth is wrong. I looked at it in essence Allah, may Allah grant him goodness and purity, put it into my pocket and later on, you know what I had to do? I went to the recording, I heard it I recorded myself again. And guess what? He was right. Law common law without a job. He was right. And thereafter I had to correct myself because sometimes you don't notice. And you might think ah, you know, I'm a good reader, I can be saved. No. People can pick up errors in anything you're doing. And the winner is the one who can take correction with a happy face
and a happy heart. How many of us are ready to be corrected? If you are not your Eman is weak revival of the man is required. If you are Subhanallah, you will be able to achieve a lot May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us. This that I've spoken about this evening is a tip of the iceberg, just a tip of it. But we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to open the doors for us, and to grant us every form of elevation and goodness. And at the same time we ask Allah to grant success, to all those doing any good work of the deen, really, we support you, and we really stand firmly with you. And no matter what we make dua that Allah grant us success and us as well. Brothers and sisters, it is
heartwarming to see these numbers we hope and pray we meet in the dunya. If not, then inshallah, in Ghana, we ask Allah to unite us, I'd love to see you in general, but the question I have is will I get to gender? That's the question. So inshallah, if I try hard, and we all try hard, see you then by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's just unfortunate that I have another program in a very short time in another city all together. And that's why I have to leave. But at the same time, believe me, I am humbled by this great attendance. And at the same time, I really feel that there are so many great scholars, perhaps in your midst, in our midst this evening, whom perhaps we have
not even recognized or made use of, believe me, Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to ask us how we have benefited from the scholars around us and we need to have an answer. Allah protect us and help us evolve our Eman brothers and sisters pray for me. I pray for you until we meet again sometime. I hope whatever I've said this evening has not been you know, taken in a sense of driving people away but I hope it would actually bring us closer. Make us more regular with our Salah at least
Help us in sha Allah revive that image in us to the degree that we can obey the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala protect ourselves from disobedience and protect ourselves from that which is against the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam until we meet again so Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah alarm or the handig Allah Allah Allah and Luca want to boil it.