Channel: Muhammad Alshareef
hamdulillah we are about to start now.
As the days rolled by, I think we realized that perhaps we are trying to do too many things in a short span of time. And given the pressures of timescales, sometimes things get left out and not covered properly.
One thing I had always wanted to mention right from the start and never managed to do so was to remind ourselves not to forget in our prayers, the brothers who had Belmarsh prison, it might sound a bit odd and some people might feel a bit funny or sensitive about this topic. But Muslims are in prison, and the climate is not very conducive to our welfare. And I would like to personally ask the brothers and sisters to at least remember those brothers who are at at Belmarsh prison. They are not in any happy circumstances, they are in much tortured. Mentally, I can say at least many of them are suffering, a lot of deprivation. And we don't even know if they're guilty of any particular criminal
act. And even if they are guilty of some crime proven to be so that crime may not be a crime, according to Islam. So please, brothers and sisters, don't forget the brothers in Belmarsh prison.
The second thing I didn't have time to cover I wouldn't get covered properly is about the Ibrahim appeal. I spoke to Abraham his mother today. And she is here on site. And they have been trying very hard to get a stall at this year's convention. And we looked into the facilities and we couldn't provide them with two rooms or a tent or any facilities. So we said perhaps next year, but they have got leaflets put on the desks whether are freely available. And I'd like brothers and sisters to please pick up one of those leaflets and see what they can do. Ibrahim has a two year old boy who had passed away now. And he needed a bone marrow transplant and the Anthony Nolan trust, they
specialize in this field, but they hardly get any Asian donors which they need to match the bone marrow for Asian patients. So they're looking for Muslims and and particularly Asians to donate bone marrow compatible to patients. So Ibrahim appeal, don't forget them. So don't forget them, support them and try to get involved in that project as well.
The third item I didn't have time to mention is regarding feed the homeless that started about six months to a year ago, with about 510 people being fed, it's now grown to about 180 people being fed every week. It doesn't cost very much. And there's a tremendous potential to expand that across the country through networking, and through resourcing and so forth. But it is taking a good shape Alhamdulillah. And you might want to support this kind of project if you want to know more detail on how to get involved, who to contact and so forth. I can mention that the brother's name is Imran and he's in the herro pinner area. And every weekend on a Friday. Every Friday, they go around, beating
the Christians to it, feeding the homeless people for the sake of Allah for the sake of Tao, and so forth, and it is becoming more and more successful.
Can I mention the feedback from before
and I was going to say the next item was IPO. But before that permitted me, we might have noticed feedback forms on your chairs. inshallah, I hope please complete them before you leave, it'll give us an idea of how to perhaps try to improve the conference for next time.
We can hand them in at reception at registration at the information desk and so forth, don't have to be done straight away. I mean, you can do it tomorrow before leaving inshallah Tada. But finally, no, of course, not in the least Ipoh Islamic Propagation organization. And this is Omar Abdullah. I've known him for about 20 years or so and I think sometimes become complacent about the good work that goes on around the country, and our relationship of friendship or brotherhood and so forth. And sometimes when we are neglectful of each other misunderstandings can arise. And I would like to assure brother Abdullah that he has my full support Ipoh has full support, and inshallah we need to
hear him out regarding the project that he does, in terms of our activities on tables in the streets, which is a very kind of hands on direction to our two people. A lot of information gets passed on to people and every single brother or sister person who becomes a Muslim through their effort if we have supported it. As he reminded me today, we will get huge amount of reward in shallow data. And we don't want to miss out on that and we raised a lot of cash today Alhamdulillah. I would like to perhaps support IPO with all that cash as well. But I don't want to
sound brothers and sisters,
this this matter of the tower. We had a brother Shapiro mentioning some of the methods that we can use to convey and to spread Islam.
Hamza, some of the arguments that we can use. But there's also this project and this project comes as a very important and very effective project. Many of you may be aware of the DAO that's done in Hyde Park corner. Well, the idea behind the IPO when it was established some 13 years ago, was to try to establish as many small Hyde Park corners throughout the country, but with better adapt and Sharla better manners, and calling people inshallah to the right way. And handler. Since we've established a project, over 1000 people have embraced Islam, and hamdulillah. Now I know every week it seems every week, we Muslims are seeing and news on the radio, on television, whatever else in
the papers, things which deeply offend us as Muslims, blatant lies about Islam. And we need to ask ourselves what we can do about it? Well, this project that our table project is something that we can do about it in our own areas I handle are on a table in Hammersmith. And there are many brothers who are in the conference, who run down the tables themselves throughout the country. The dollar table is a very basic and simple project. The first thing that comes to people's minds is I don't have knowledge, you don't need to be an alum. Basically, you sit behind the table as we're sat here, with a poster on the front, which I'll just quickly show you.
This tape, this poster basically says what we stand for, on the sides of the poster and the size of the table. We also have a verse of called an eye to five, six of swords of Bukhara. We have Islamic books on the table called ans and other literature, which we give her a brother Abraham does a table in Nottingham, by the way. And we basically give away literature, we do not stop people in the streets, we sit down at the table at hamdulillah. And people come to us and when they come to us, then we tell them about Islam. So we don't stop them. We start we don't stand up we sit down at the table. And when they want to know about Islam and hamdulillah we we tell them about Islam but we
don't we don't give them the hearts like Christians, we do not imitate Christians in our dour. This work as we know allows them a Joe says and sort of know how cool the people to the word your Lord with wisdom was a beautiful expressions and argue with them in what ways which are better. I mean, of course our Selim said if anybody would say embrace Islam in your hands, it would be better for you, then the world and all it contains, there is no greater time. Allah knows best since I've been a Muslim anyway, that thou was needed. And it really is needed at this particular moment in time. And it's very, very effective hamdulillah I was given a code and when I was 17 years old, I didn't
read it for eight years. And now I'm here talking to you. And many people have embraced Islam through the project. So any brothers that would like to become involved in a project or run a table, please go to the tape, where the telling the tapes of gmass tapes in Sharla you can leave your name and telephone number and we will give you the books, the tables, the poster and all of the training and sisters. If you want to do the project yourselves in Sharla please contact sister Jamila, come tonight and leave her your name, telephone number. I do my data table with my daughter and my son, myself. How can I work with a child? So there's no excuses brothers get out there. Give the tower if
you can't give the tower give some financial support as G masters aka Lochhead have done for us. If you can't give financial support, then raise your hands into our supplicate for the dour supplicate that Allah azza wa jal makes it strong and consistent and keeps it going to Zach aloka
hamdulillah hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam or a pseudo
tonight's lecture in Sharla, the nobility of Islamic Brotherhood in Sharla. The lecture hopefully will because we've gone over time it was meant to start at nine o'clock will hopefully continue to
945 Yes, sorry, not 45 minutes in Sharla. And then we'll have hopefully, maybe five minutes for question answers if we have time because we do need to break before the next session in Sharla.
In this evenings lecture in Sharla, the chef will be covering being brothers like the companions, dealing with differences between the brothers rejecting racism, tribalism and group ism and preserving and promoting unity within the brothers and Sharla. So without further ado, I'll hand you over to our chef Mohammed Al Sharif
smilla hamdulillah salatu salam ala rasulillah water adding wasabi Hill my water my bad Santa Monica, welcome to LA where
to begin when obata Cydia for the long line who became the halifa and you had amongst the Arabs those who had a POS stated and those who chose not to paisa cat one of the key Muslim generals was Haldeman Walid or the Aloha line cut him in the lead after the war on the apostates he then went on to conquer a lot
If you know the swiftness of high level the law and within four months he had conquered it off he had basically gone through the entire country.
And at those four months of conquering city after city after city, and then Abu Bakr radi Allahu sent him sent him to a sham for the Battle of Yarmouk after all those battles, and I just said it quickly.
He then received a letter from the new halifa amatola Horan, that he was no longer to be the leader.
And now I thought about this very, very easily in any Muslim community, someone who has done so much for the community. What if someone wants to tell them, you're not the leader anymore? You need to step down and this organization is going in with a different leadership. You already know what would happen that leader would say, Who do you think you are? Taking this away from me I built this with my own hands.
But if you see credible the long line whose statement when he was asked about you know this when he was asked to go down from leadership and to become a regular soldier, cutters are the long line who said a statement to the point of that, had I done it for other than Allah then yes, I may have been angry, but I didn't do it for anyone except the last panel.
And when you read his statement about how I'm not on the line, who took him down from leadership, your heart can only fill with love for how to do Mohan can only fill
and another example of this
was Armando the long line when he is going to a sham. And about Aveda. You might know this story when I'm gonna be alone. You heard about a plague in the Sham area, and he decided to go back to Medina. And our Vedas are rock Fabiola Horan, one of the great companions of the Muslim leaders, he said to Amaro the line he said, I thought Armand caja de la jolla Rama
until you understand how tough those words are. He said, Are you running away from the destiny of Allah Omar? He's the halifa. And this is our VEDA, talking to him. Now, normally, and I and I thought about this, when people argue like if someone was to stand up and just argue with the speaker, you would think that there's so much anger between these two people.
But the companions when they argued they argued very passionately, but after the argument, they were brothers, they did not say well, because of this argumentation, they continued, and I'll give you this example after that incident, and one of the line in fact did leave and aboral VEDA lest it was the Emir of a sham during the collapse of Armada de la Mourinho, and he stayed there because he was responsible for those people are not on the long line who, after that argument, he was sending him letters, hoping that he would take the Muslims and go to a higher ground up in the hills.
And our VEDA wasn't leaving.
And he, or one of the Lamas pleading with him, because he knows he's gonna die from that plague, a number of VEDA did die. While the Ola Han in that plague of arm was he he died of the alohar. I know, and Armando de la Han, who cried. And this is after the argument that happened regarding that, should they go back or not? There is on our message board, our student message board forums.org, I started this thread called anger versus anger.
That what you might see the companions and think they were angry. And then we might get into argumentation and think we're angry. But there is a world of difference between the two. And I thought about I'm still been asking you what is the difference between how they differed and the different very passionately, but it had nothing to do with further had nothing to do with breaking their brotherhood after that? Why is it that when we argue, it destroys our brotherhood, everybody's afraid as soon as there's a tiny argument, we're all going to collapse. And all of this structure is like a big fake structure that as soon as an argument starts, this group will break off and this
group will go that here and this group will attack the other group that it's almost like fake and you're almost feeling it to do you feel it, that could possibly happen. I think it's very easily it's just waiting to happen. And issue like moon sighting or something and we're already divided down the row
and inshallah Tada. Today we're going to address some of these things.
And then I've met him on law.
And this is in sharp contrast to a lot of what happens in massage and and so on and so forth. He was of the opinion he's actually about
The four m&ms. He was of the opinion that camel meat breaks one's will do and the others didn't have this opinion. And if you ate camel meat, how many people have eaten camel meat before? Okay, according to the majority of your will do it was broken when you did that.
Okay? Unless you're humbly and it doesn't break.
He had this opinion that commonly breaks ones will do. And so they asked him, this is the question of the students. They said, what would you do? If some guy ate camel meat in front of you?
You saw him eat the camel meat. And then he got up. And he you saw him he didn't make will do. He got up and he led the prayer. Would you pray behind him or not?
And mm athma knew what they were asking.
And you know, the intentions behind it. He said, If Allah or suddenly what a Malik.
He said, would I not pray behind Imam Malik was that he didn't say it. He said would I not pray behind these people.
And that's Panama. It's a different level of fear. Fearful meaning understanding that even though there's a difference of opinion, it still doesn't connect to the Brotherhood.
Allah subhana wa tada created humans with many differences on the outside, you have a difference. We have differences in color differences in in languages difference in accents. Somebody from London, somebody from Bradford, Manchester, all these things, right? different accents.
But all of that's on the outside on the inside Allah subhanaw taala created us with different intellects, different comprehensions different ways that we filter information. While we're sitting here in this room. People are filtering different things. I'll tell a story someone accepts the story in their mind. I'll tell a point about Islamic school someone who has children is is accepting that there are different ways that the information is coming in different ways of filtering it different ways of processing it. Allah subhanaw taala knows this. And so with all these differences, it's only natural that a human being difference Allah Spano Tata says in the Quran,
what I mean is he
was Tina for anissina chikuma Allah and income that Allah subhanaw taala says that this is from his is from his science, that he created the heavens in the earth. And he created the st laugh, the difference of a synthetic form of your tongues, and your colors. And in these are Signs for those who know. And so these are the differences externally and internally, these are the differences. So if we try thinking that we're going to have a Muslim Ummah, that makes the never difference, that's impossible. And it's not true. And it's the one shift set, it's the dream of someone who ate a very big dinner.
And they had a really nice sleep. And when they woke up the sale lets everybody unite. They don't know what they're talking about. Because human beings are not like that, human beings will differ, they will differ. And so this has to be understood right from the beginning. The question is not will we differ? Or will we not differ? The question is, how do we act with one another? At the time of difference? And what are the references that we go back to?
Allah subhanaw taala commands us to commend the good and forbid the evil, I'm gonna beat him out, off and on in one cup. It's a commandment, so much so that the people who don't command the good and forbidding the evil, that's a nation that will be destroyed. That's a nation that will be destroyed. And you can even ask yourself, are Muslims commanding the good forbidding the evil in in Britain? I would say no.
Because you'll see monkey rot everywhere we go. And no one will say anything. Or if there is something said, it's not to our capacity, we can do much, much stronger than this. And this is just a side point about the American model for Nana Mancha. In a lot of these countries, the Western countries, it's the Christians that commanded the good and forbid the evil. The Christians. I know in Do you have Walmart here, Walmart, in Walmart, they have these,
these filthy magazines that they put up on the aisles when a person goes to the checkout, or it's on the thing, Christian organization gathered together and they lobbied to get the dirty magazines off the shelves. I'm not talking about pornography magazines. They're just the regular ones. The ones that you see at all that just the corner stores and so on and so forth. And they were they were successful. Walmart, who has they have maybe 50 million customers walked through their shops every single day. They submitted to this and they took those magazines off the shelves. Do Muslims have the ability to do something like that? We have it but we haven't commanded the good for
In the evil Allah Spano Tata commands us to do this command the good forbid the evil so and you know call to a loss of hypothesis almost like the person they said command the good forbid the evil command the good fibula and then they run out of the building.
But does Allah subhana wa tada tell us the statement without telling us how to do it?
Does he not tell us how to do it? Of course he does upon Owatonna. So it's like, here's the bake a chocolate cake and instead of running around trying to figure out how the cake is baked, no wait, you'll find the recipe in the Quran. And you will bake the exact cake that alas patata wants, but if we don't know Arabic, if we haven't read the Quran, if we haven't studied our Deen and we're getting down on top of that, you better believe we're giving the wrong kind of doubt. Because we don't even know the message of Allah subhanaw taala we've just heard slogans about it. But we don't know the higher the the life that Allah Spano Tata gives us.
Alonzo just says in the Quran,
orderliness a big neon big.
Is that the end of the verse? Is that the end of the verse? No, why not? This is how Muslims are
called to the way of your Lord. Just go do it. Whatever you want, just just any way you do it. I'm gonna let you try you did your best or you think you did the best just go there. It has to be there.
That's the problem is because people think the IRS stops there. But it doesn't. Allah subhanaw taala says, oh, there are Isla De Leon Big Bill hikma. wajima wine bottle Hashanah rajagiri. Ability Hiya, son. Once upon a time. taala gives three levels to the down three levels.
And level number one is a person costs a lot. They don't run out run around before they know that hikma and Heckman is hekman of knowledge that the person actually has to know what they're talking about. Someone doesn't go and tell the people say Shahada, and then they go What is shadow mean? They're like, I don't know, if someone told me that you're supposed to say shadow. So you know, you go figure out, you can do down like that. And at the same time and hikma of wisdom, having wisdom in the way a person deals, the flip of the seal, or how the profits of the license dealt with people because someone can learn something, and then go around and convert it into this big hammer that
they smash people's heads with. Even though it's authentic knowledge, the way that they say it is like you when I feel you need to pray fudger but who's gonna pray Federer if you call them
and so on.
I'm gonna give this example of the nephews of the province of the Linus and him. And many of you are familiar with this, you have to realize that the hustle will sustain the alohar in home, they were very young. And they probably had more knowledge than many of the elders at that time. He had Bedouins yet so on and so forth, in their young age. And so they went saw this man come
and the man didn't
know how to make will do.
So you typical scenario in our message, like, you know, brother, you're doing this wrong. It's wrong stuff for a law, and everybody's staring at this person, person's face will turn red. And then they're like, I hate this mission. I'm never coming back and so on so forth, has no saying Are they a long line home? They they actually planned, interesting concept they planned before getting down. It's a very interesting concept. They didn't just jump into it. They stepped back they said how can we do this without hurting his feelings? And so they said, let's do it like this. We'll have a competition we'll make the uncle the judge. And he can watch both of us from like third party
without any kind of attack personal attack on him and he will learn how to make will do so they said agree. So they said Uncle Uncle, can you tell us which you know, we have an argument who which one of us makes will do better?
And they said we want to make you the judge? So honorable position. And so he said, Okay, I'll be the judge. So slowly, they're looking at him. And they're like, like this, make will do like this right? And they're doing everything perfectly. And at the end of that, he says will law he you have taught me how to make Waldo. He understood the lesson. How many times you get down like that? It's not very often. But this is this another the province that allows him talk to his companions.
There's two dimensions to the hikma. hekman elmia and hekman amellia
hegner elmia is having wisdom of knowledge and
Like we said, that's that's important to have. And the example of someone
who doesn't have wisdom of knowledge is like someone who tells people he's very excited tells everybody get in my car. I think we call it minivan you call it passenger something.
This person's got a people carrier, and is basically telling people I'm really excited about this destination. I want you guys to get on this on this people carrier this minivan. And so they get on and he has no idea where he's going.
what time of the day will he arrive?
What time will he arrive
when he will never arrive? Because he doesn't know where he's going. All he's doing is putting people in the passenger van and wasting their time driving them around town. And he's really excited about doing it. But he's just wasting time driving them around town. eventually they'll get bored. They're like what's this Islam about? Let me off here. And they get off the passenger van. And they turn the back on the dean because someone didn't take the time out to go to like MapQuest you guys have MapQuest these driving directions on the internet. What do you guys call it?
What Multimap okay Multimap you go to Multimap you say destination tectectec? Jenna.
And then here you got two directions. And then you're like everybody get in the in the people carrier. I know where we're going. This is the son of the Prophet said a lot. I sent him step 1234 won't be wasting time. That's hikma. elmia Heckman family a beautiful example is
the example this is Egyptian thing I know there's like one Egyptian guy here anymore Egyptians that was the one Egyptian guy we're trying to gather our people together.
And Salah will work harder next year to bring them
in Egypt they have this custom that after Salaam they said I'm ready for a lesson I want to come up with the law. And then they turn and they go hard on right.
They go Holloman, which is basically a DA you know, maybe we maybe one may we one day pray in the huddle and the Kaaba and you're supposed to say in reply, Gemma and in sha Allah like both of us together in sha Allah, this is the custom.
Anybody else have that? custom? I know Malaysians Indonesians have customs. Yeah, you're from where? Sudan. Okay, Sudan. Nobody else? Yes, brother. Which country?
Morocco. Okay. In these countries. You know, you get a group of like young blood. And they're like, this is bizarre.
It's bizarre. So this guy, he found out this has been, he's going to the message. He's just itching
to have someone do that to him. So sure enough, sure enough, after Salah
a lot and then you do the column. Right? So he does this lift your hand up. He said the guy beside him says Holloman and then he goes like this,
like suit like that.
He smacks the hand and he says in his Egyptian accent, Mahesh medicina.
It's not part of the sinner. Right? But notice how he taught him. He slapped his hand. And so the person says in reply to him, I didn't know the disrespect was the actual son.
Okay, because he had the knowledge and he's correct in it is not what the prophet SAW them did after Salah. But how do you tell that to people is another dimension of hikma. And that also comes from the spirit of the prophets that Alliance and so you see fifth, a person studies fit. If they go to implement the fifth immediately in the community, they will do it wrong most likely. Why? Because they haven't studied the Sierra. And they haven't understood how the profits of aligning them took this information and taught it to the other people.
In order to have hikma there are certain certain characteristics that a person has to have when they're giving the Say hi to people. Number one is that they should be sincere to a loss of Hano wattana.
They should be sincere. This usually happens sometimes someone will go into a shop. Let's say for example, someone tells them, Brother, you need to grow your beard. their immediate reaction is to search out mistakes of the person who just gave them that naziha so that they can counter Well, if I have to grow my beard, well, maybe you should clean your clothes. Or maybe you should get a miswak or something like that. When they counter they would have never given that in a sea ha and so it's
champion in themselves because they may have been hurt by them to see how is given that wasn't done sincerely for Allah subhana wa Tada. So person should always ask, why am I giving this mercy? How am I giving it to a for a loss upon with honor for the sake of Allah? Or is there some human need that I'm trying to fulfill prophets of Allah Han as Adam said, Whoever learns knowledge, knowledge from that which should be sought for the sake of Allah, only to receive a commodity of the material world, he shall find the fragrant, he shall not find the fragrance of general on the Day of Resurrection.
A person should have kindness and gentleness, this is the default, the principle the general principle in doubt, a lot of people they'll start with harshness, and they might even have quotations and citations where Allah of the past use harsh is in fact, the prophets. I send them in the battles that's as harsh as you can get. Those are tough, that's a battle where people are being killed and so on and so forth. But that comes after the stage of kindness and gentleness. And for a lot of people, they don't really reach the stage of being harsh because they haven't given that much down.
An example of this is Moosa and Harun when they were sent to fit on when they were sent to Finn, our own phenomena at that time was a murder of children. He detained vinius while you were talking about detainees that are detained an entire nation, an entire nation that he enslave, you mentioned he he, he said that he was the Lord Most High. All of these things, if you want it to be tough against someone that are almost the man to be tough against. And so Allah subhana wa tada said to moose and her own is
Isla sirona in Ohio, go to surround for he has transgressed how should they speak to fit on Allah Spano Tata taught them for Kula who
say to him, lean words, lane is soft, gentle cottony those kind of feelings. The word should be soft like that. Lala, who yet Decker that perhaps he would get elected, remember? or fear Allah and this is Allah interesting. Allah has a new that fit on wouldn't wouldn't listen.
But Allah subhanaw taala still told them to be kind and gentle, kind and gentle. And there was one time that a man came to the halifa.
And he was very angry against the policies of the halifa. And so he got a chance to speak to the flipper. So he just thrashed the halifa just with his tongue just, you know, with the halifa up with his tongue.
And the halifa said, Hold on. He said you're not better than most and how do you not better than them? He said and I have a Muslim I'm not worse than that.
But Allah subhanaw taala told how to enter Moosa to say to fit around cold and Lahaina and he said so the Muslims are more deserving of those colder Lahaina they're more deserving for those words.
When we're giving to people, we should take the time and clarify. And we shouldn't jump to conclusions and make assumptions. And this is interesting, just so you know, as a general reminder, because it's a problem that a lot of have with assumptions. When you write down the word assumptions. I'm not going to tell you but just underline the first three letters of that word.
mmf men narrates that with children Harry's Lena Amnon best are the lavon who the demand from benissa team passed by a group of the prophets companions and it was during a time of war, the man said to them SLM article, and they sent in reply, they concluded that He only said it, sent them on a comb, as a deception. So that the that person would be saved from being killed, there was a time of war, so they surrounded him, and one of those people killed that person and Allah subhanaw taala revealed the verse Yeah, you are letting me know either optim fill out corruption PCB de la fecha Bagan. Voila coolamon alcholic masala molesta momina las panatela revealed all you who believe if
you go forth to fight in the cause of Allah investigate in don't jump to conclusion don't make assumptions. First opinion while at Hulu and do not say lemon alcohol la coma cinema Lester momina. Don't say to someone who says it said Imani come to you don't judge their intentions. Because that's something from Allah. Allah subhanaw taala. Don't say to someone who says Santa Monica don't say in reply less than one minute. Don't say that you are not a woman. And there's a beautiful statement that alas pantai says towards the end of the year, Allah subhanaw taala says can Lika
in the same way on this cover on this misguidance you were in the same situation only a little while ago. For men Allahu Allah. And Allah subhanaw taala didn't mean that he favored you with it with the deen fetter. Bang and so clarify and investigate before jumping to conclusions, you'll find people who only last week they became they started following the dean only last week, and they know and they're familiar with people who are still two weeks before their guidance. So don't make assumptions about them. Give them a chance to come to the dean as the last pinata guy to do and show them
sincere and polite words we spoke about the kindness these are polite words and a lot of people when they get into argumentation and this happens a lot on the internet and our as soon as someone says something the person replies almost like like wow right they reply with that kind of Dallas someone says Why did your prophet do such and such Brazil blah and they start almost like an explosion they they get so angry and crazy and
happens on the internet I won't say it a lot of UK people do it but you know
on the internet on the chat rooms sad sad even while I'll be alone when he came to Medina outside when most of them are married Mayor came to Medina sad even more I was one of the leaders in Medina and he went to Mossad to stop him from giving this message of Islam and he told them that you either desist from this or I'm going to kill you. And what's interesting about this statement, I said that sad was going to kill him and nobody even shook right? If I said I'm gonna kill you, right? You don't really believe it. This nice guy gives lecture he doesn't really mean it. Sad. Even mine is the leader of the most of the of the people in Medina at that time. He's the leader and he has his
sword with him. The sword is actually out. And when they say they're gonna kill the person, they're not joking. And I'm just giving you this example when I'm under the law. I know you'll see these a Heidi, that he'll say Yasuda, la dharani uptown aka he Sarasota la allow me to cut his his head off.
And a lot of people smile. Did you know it's not fun?
I'm just not joking. He is dead serious. And the person he's talking about knows exactly that he's dead serious.
And like I said here in this statement, he's saying that you either desist or I will kill you.
And so massada been our Mayor De La Hoya and he says to him in reply,
I will attach this fantasma such a beautiful statement. And I actually I memorize the statement, and I used to say it all the time. Oh, Allah Tesla's. Tesla's fantasma for innovate Lita? I'm Alana corbetta. We're in correcto FF nan kimitaka, which basically means that will you not sit and listen for a while.
If what I'm going to say to you is agreeable to you, then you're welcome to accept it. And if it's disagreeable to you, I will desist from that which brings you disagreement, or you dislike
and so he calmed down, he just told him he's going to kill him. And he replied with such kind words, sad even more, put the sore back, he sat down and he started listening. And now Who is he talking to and I'm talking about die is on $1 table or something like that. This is the day of the prophets of Allah Adios.
Mossad even on a giving down, oh, what an amazing moment that would be. And he's getting down to the leader of the ocean has Raj and so
as he's speaking to him, the narrator's they say saddam and moths face started to glow like a full moon.
And you know, when it came question answer time, what did he ask? He said, How does someone become Muslim?
And he said, you take a bath, you should head and so on Saturday have in mind about the goal behind who that night when I'm talking about him planning to do a Dao project in the upcoming year or something like that. He called all the people out in Medina, and he said to them, that every one of you is haraam upon me, everyone. Male, female children, everyone's hot off until you believe in Allah and His messenger. And that night, they said there's not a home in Medina that went to sleep except with La la la cama De La Silla. All of this stemming from the kind words of Musab is an all male on the line.
With regards to commanding the good and forbidding the evil Muslims and as Pamela beautiful statement,
Dr. Hakim quicks said last year, said after 911. And I was listening, this is such an amazing thing, that after 911 people have reacted in different ways Muslims react in different ways. One of the reactions is that Muslims chose to keep quiet, basically closed down your window shades, closed down your car, just hide
and supine on law, the people who chose to hide when they will get arrested one way or the other. But when they get detained or arrested or something bad happens to him, by virtue of the fact that they chose to disconnect from the community. There's no community support for them. No one knows their name. They're gone. And, and the wolf just eats them alive.
The second reaction is the reaction of let's integrate. We are Americans before we're Muslim, we are British before Muslim. We are just like you we are Democratic and Republican at the same time. And we are communists and this and all of these things. And then they're like, Well, what do you think about homosexual homosexual is great, and everything's good. Let's all be we're all confused in this big hodgepodge. And they're like, whatever. They're just dismissed, and then they'll be detained as well. There'll be one and then you have another group that's just not based on knowledge that shows an aggressive stance. Someone will say, hey, camel jockey, go back to your country. And then this
person says, Can they burst out with with swear words can reply, aggressiveness, which also doesn't work. He said a beautiful statement that after 911 Allah Spano Tata put the Muslim community into a corner that you either call to Allah or be destroyed.
You have no option.
either be serious about the deen you take the Koran seriously, and guide to Alonzo jail and define yourself and teach the people and raise up as a real oma or you will be taken away by the other people. This is how Allah Spano Tata said, this is the situation that we're in. A lot of us are under pressure now to give down by necessity.
Had events not happen you wouldn't have this necessity factor in your mind. Right Now many of you are shaking, ready to give down because of the test that Allah Spano Tata has put us in.
So what I'm going to say right now is basically some people think that a person should never command the good and forbid the evil which is not true. We see that the profits of the licensee himself when he found in turned away from the lump Maktoum Allah Spano Tata revealed Agha satola and another incident when the companion wrote a letter to the co founder of Mecca that the Prophet was going to come. Allah subhanaw taala revealed the verse Yeah, you are living Amanullah Tata. Why do we want to welcome Olia, don't take my enemies and your enemies as Olia Allah subhanaw taala answer that. But now when
people do this, and they'll say, huh, and there's a difference of opinion. It's always like, everybody who goes into the discussion and negotiation, they have to win and the other person has to lose. And that doesn't have to be the way there are, you know, I have to win, you have to lose or you're thinking on your moon sighting issue, you have to win, I have to lose, it doesn't have to be that way. And I'm going to give you examples of different scenarios between who wins and who loses an example of, I lose a new when there's some arguments, you don't have to win every argument, where if it's some issues, you can give the chance for the person to completely win the argument. And this
is the examples that you have, such as the Bedouins that would come to the prophesize and grab him by the collar and say give me from what Allah has given you, not from the wealth of your mother or father, the companions would want to kill someone like that prophesized them said leave them in this incident, he took him to his house, and he told him,
he said, Take whatever you want, and leave whatever you want. And the man took what he wanted. And then he said to the Prophet Solomon is, as Sam said, to hell x into a lake. He said, Have I done good to you? He said, Yes. And then he said, the Bedouin said, eyeshadow, Allah, Allah shun them from the rasulillah. So the province of the light is in him said, Come outside and tell them what you said to me. And so he publicly announced that the prophet SAW was the Messenger of Allah. And then the Prophet size M gave this analogy. He said, that my example and your example is like a man who had a camel run away from them. So the people of the village they want to assist in bringing the
camel back, so they start shouting at the camel. Hey, you camel. Come back.
So what is that the camel said, Oh, I'm sorry.
No, the camel keeps running further away. Unfortunately.
People give dollar like that. It's just it's just logically you shouted a camel. He's not gonna come, the camel is not gonna come running back. It will just run further away. So the camel owner, he says to those people that are only one alpha t, he said leave me and my camel, I know my camel better than you know. And so he goes to the camel he takes some grass, and he starts ruffling and doesn't even chase the camel. All he does is he knows the camel can hear the ruffling of the of the grass. And so on its own time, it comes back, and it eats from his hand. And while it's eating from his hand, he grabs the roll, and he brings it back. And the province of ally sent him said that he
had I left you with this man, you would have hit him, you would have heard him, he would have not, you know entered into snap, and he would been in hellfire.
And so this is there are moments where you can lose the argument for the sake of winning the heart of the person that you're with. Number two,
I win and you lose, I win and you lose there are issues that there are no compromise on. And those are issues when you have apllied issues, issues that come up. There is no compromise example of this is the masumi woman who stole at the time of the profits of the lohani was setting them.
And because she was from an affluent family, wealthy family, they wanted to
have her punishment, let go her hand was to be cut off. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam got very angry that some other law I knew for trying to intercede for her and he said attached files he had them in Hadoop, Allah said, Are you trying to intercede and one of the producers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then he got up and he spoke to the people and he said way more law I swear by Allah though and the faulty method into Mohammed in South Africa, a catastrophe that if Fatima, the daughter of Mohammed store, I would have cut her hand off, there's no compromise, and there's no switch. The third is I win and you win. There are times and this is very often and you'll see this
even in negotiation books where they'll say this is the idea that you actually leave the argument with both sides winning something. And I know in one negotiation book they'll say a lot of people think that every negotiation is about slices of the pie if you get more I get less and it doesn't have to be like that for example an orange if you get
two slices and I get you know whatever six slices, you will want more and I will lose more it doesn't have to be that way because some of you are Indian here right some of your Indian Indians Yeah.
The Indians like chutney. Do you like chutney? Yes, we love Chetan. Do you make it with orange peel? Sometimes? No.
It's like no. Okay, my mistake. My bad.
Well, the British like marmalade, Okay, how about that.
They like marmalade, and they make it with orange peel. And other Egyptians they don't eat they don't eat marmalade. So Egyptian he wants the the meat of the orange. And here's a British guy who just loves his morning tea, his digestive biscuits and his marmalade. And so in this negotiation, the two of them wants to say you take the orange peel, I take the meat of the orange. And we're both completely satisfied completely. And you will see in many times in negotiations, the profits of the line incentive and how he gave down this is what the conclusion was that both parties went away with completely achieving what they want. And I'll give you this example, the province of the law it was
set up when he sent the letters to to the different rulers at that time. He said to them as limb Tesla. And you see it's the same word become Muslim, submit and you will be safe.
Not only that, you have to take a low agenda camera 10 you will have two times the reward and the reward of all the people that will follow you will be your reward and had they become Muslim and they did such as in Bahrain, when they became Muslim. The profits that align is Anna
made the leader who accepted Islam. He became the leader of the Muslims, even though he had companions that with him some of Mahatma Senna, who had done hedger who had been in Medina all those years had fought all the battles. He didn't send them to Bahrain and tell them Look, you're the guy who became Muslim. That's, that's great. You need to step down policy. Some didn't do that. He was the leader, he remained the leader. So when they became Muslim, the people entered Islam and that's what the prophet I sent him was searching to do. And those people wanted to maintain leadership and the captain, I win and you win.
In conclusion, inshallah, I just want to give you
for inshallah tada solving a lot of a lot of problems.
In studying the history of the philosopher, I learned a lot of lessons from from their leadership, one of the things that I saw recurring again and again and again and again and again and again and again, was the institution of Shura was the institution of Shura. It was a fundamental pillar of Islam. I'm not talking about something that they occasionally did. This is something that they always did, always. And there are so many benefits to shuara, that very often we belittle the position and the institution of Shura, and we're in the problems that we have, and the conflicts because we don't do. Sure. And so, the amazing thing about Shura is that,
and this is the example analogy of these two,
very healthy and energetic, you can say, you have counselors, you guys, say counselors, here, counselors, these people, they go on a mountain hike. And there are two counselors, they take the people on mountain hikes, this is their job, one of them, takes a group of 10 people and he stands at the front of the of the room, the front of them, and he says, follow me.
And there's another, the other mountain guy whose job is to be at the back. And make sure that the people who are lagging behind don't fall too far behind. So he says, Come on, you can do it. Come on, go go go. Are they both leaders? Are they both leaders? The guy at the back is the leader.
is the guy at the back of leader. And you guys at the back? Are you guys leaders at the back? You guys leaders? Yeah.
Well, either way law in our society, we don't give that position to the guy at the back proper leadership, but he is a leader. And that job is important. It's interesting, because no one would assume that the people sitting at the back are the leaders. But their job is equally important. Those guys in the back when someone starts whispering, they start saying, Brother, you know, this lecture, you need to keep quiet. And if the microphones start going
like that, they got the microphone at the back. They're fixing it. those are those are jobs of leaders. Okay, so now, this is an interesting question that someone asked one of the students asked me, and he said Did I will walk along the alohar and who force the people to select him as califa, this common orientalist statement they said Did I will walk along the line force them to accept Him as Khalifa and and I thought about this because I heard about this analogy of being a leader from the backend leader from the front leader from the back, his leadership through Shura.
But if you live your life, not taking decisive action, then people even get rid of a leader like that. So for example, in the analogy of the one leader at the back, one at the front, if there's one guy in the back, who kept saying, Come on, let's go, come on, let's go. People were like, Look, Brother, you need to go to the front and guide us to where we're going, because we don't know where we're going. And if you went to the front and spent all this time at the front, the people at the back would sag behind it, like this guy walks too fast. He never listens to us. We don't even want to go there. And he's going there. He has to spend his time in both positions, from the back and
from the front, from the back and from the front. So watch this. I will record all the Alomar. I know.
They know that the halifa is to be from kurush. They hear that there's people from the onslaught that are choosing leaders amongst themselves. So him Armando de la Juana and oboro. bayda went to the unsought on the way to the unsought some of the unsightly people, the regulars, they stopped working on an abort way. They said, Where are you going? They said, we're going to discuss this matter with our brothers, the unsought they said on the inside. They said, Don't worry about them choose it amongst yourself. Amara delana said no ally, we will go to them. And we will include them in this matter. So they go to the unsolved.
So Clifford, Benny cider, and Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu is listening to all the opinions. And he doesn't just he just doesn't cut them off and say the Hadeeth is like this. You should stop arguing. He didn't say that. Everybody said their opinion there are many different opinions people are coming in giving their opinions.
Then when Abu Bakar the Longhorn, who spoke after everybody had said their opinion, and he explained to them, why is it that the halifa has to be from Porsche? Why is it that the Halifax to be from Croatia? He said because you know that the people will not follow any leader except that he's from Porsche.
And he wasn't looking at Medina. He was looking at the entire world. He's looking at the Arabian Prince.
All those other countries that Elisa had to be from Croatia.
And then he said after all that shuara he said, Now get up and give back to Omar or upper VEDA
did he force them? You better believe he did.
And that's what leaders do.
They do Shura, and then they command
and so on. Were on the line. He said, Well, law here, I'll never be a leader with you. underneath me. He grabbed a bucket of the law in his hand, and he gave it out to over and above across the line who became the halifa. And just so you understand. Normally, people become leaders after the Bank of Kuwait gives the $2 million check. That's when they like to be leaders. This is not the situation that abubaker became the leader in he became a leader when all the Arabs had apostate and armies are ready to attack. Usually people are not sincere to leadership, that when the when the going gets tough, they run away. I will walk out of the line as I shut up the line and said that what the fitna
that took place and hit by the back of my father, if it was placed on a mountain, it would have crumbled the mountain will walk along the line he did not take that because he covered in leadership like some kofod will say, or some misinformed Muslims will walk around the lawn and did it and sincerity to Allah subhana wa Tada. He lived in that leadership for two and a half years. And then he met with the prophets of Allah and His enemies buried with the prophets that ally center and inshallah Tada. We'll learn these lessons of brotherhood and how to deal with one another from the example of the prophets that ally center his companions
and stuff for today.
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