Muhammad West – History of Islam in South Africa – Episode 03

Muhammad West
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the history and cultural significance of the Dutch colonization of South Africa and the Dutch eventually consolidated their territory and become a major city. Jesus, a man caught working on a plot to overthrow the Dutch, was arrested and sent to Robben Island, where he became a Muslim practicing in a prison. Jesus eventually became a Muslim practicing in a prison, but eventually became a Muslim practicing in a prison. The community is also addressed, emphasizing the importance of staying positive and remaining sincere while facing challenges and building momentum. The speakers also mention a recent collections of bills for people to pay for their children to see the reflection of their past and emphasize the need for a community to address issues and contribute to their own success.
AI: Transcript ©
00:00:00 --> 00:00:12

Are we live in the shade on rajim Bismillah r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam Ala Moana serene Cena Muhammad Ali he or savage My beloved brothers and sisters in Islam salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

00:00:14 --> 00:00:48

operations are lots of ohana with Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah Allah will be a witness that man has the right to be worshipped except a lot. And we say and we praise Allah and thank Allah and seek Allah's forgiveness and protection for the sins that we have done. Allah guide us and bless us in this walk of Juma and except for vasavi by that we send our love greetings and salutations. So we live in the V Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. To his pious and your family, to his companions and all those who follow his student until the end of time. Yeah, Allah bless us to be upon the sooner Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in this dunya and in his companionship in the meanwhile, hamdulillah

00:00:49 --> 00:00:56

Al Hamdulillah over the last two weeks, we're talking about our heritage, our culture, we're talking about Islam in this country.

00:00:57 --> 00:01:38

We did a basic history of Muslims, the cake for philosophy and 50 years, summarize them in two Juma hoods. And we would like to conclude today and discuss and things that we learn. An idea is not to live in the past. We have to know our history. And we have to know where we come from. It's part of who we are. But the real objective is about going forward, what will be our legacy after this. And today, insha Allah, we'd like to make this more of a human discussion, I would like to talk about two main the two pioneers, the two personalities that played a big role in shaping Islam in the cape in particular, and in South Africa. And there are many, many other great people that have come many

00:01:38 --> 00:02:16

people from the Indian background that have come to this country, and have brought Islamia but today we'll talk about your use of Mikasa. And to one guru, these are people we should know, we should know the contributions and learn from those contributions. And as I said, there are many, many great people that did many great things, whose names we don't know. And it's not important for us to know them. It's Allah subhanho wa Taala knows who they are. And when we talk about Islam in this country, we also recognize that yes, here in the cape, we like to feel that we the We are the most, you know, mature Muslim community in this country. We know that Muslims from other parts of the world came

00:02:16 --> 00:02:57

here before the Malay Muslims came here. But surely, from Africa, Muslims came that in fact, it's very possible and as is the student of Allah, that ambia was seen to the people to the Zulu people, for the cause of people as Allah subhanho wa Taala sins ambia to every single nation that they will be living here. That is a great possibility. Well, hamdulillah so we'll talk about these two great personalities. Now we mentioned that Islam, really this community of the 350 what happened or why how did Muslims get here, we see that the Dutch colonized Indonesia, and they fought against the people they and those people were obviously Muslim, and they stopped along the road here in Cape

00:02:57 --> 00:03:23

Town, we were the the ultra city on the road, we were the the the stop off point. And so they brought many of the use this country as a detention camp. They use South Africa or Cape Town as a place to dump the prisoners. They slave to the prisoners, so they didn't want they brought them here. And so we begin inshallah, by talking about chef Yousuf of Makassar. Chef Yusuf Rahim Allah.

00:03:24 --> 00:04:12

His real name is Aberdeen. Talia, to soap, right 616 26. So this is what, three 400 years ago who was born 1626 to 1699, live to 73 years, Mashallah and is more commonly known as chef Yusuf. So chef Yusuf rahimullah was a man who lived came from was born in Indonesia, obviously Indonesia's many islands. And before the Dutch came, they there wasn't a country called Indonesia, really, each island was like a kingdom on its own. They were each individually individual kingdoms, and Chef Yusuf was from a royal family. So the king of that island, he was the nephew of the king. And he grew up as a young prince, maybe we could say, and he was given the best education. And he in fact

00:04:12 --> 00:04:52

left Indonesia, to go to the Middle East to Makkah to Yemen, to learn from learn Islamic knowledge to become a scholar of Islam. And he leaves his country goes and studies the deen goes and becomes an alum. And he comes back to his country and he finds that his country is being invaded. It's been conquered by these foreigners. The Dutch have come and they've conquered it. And the waifu spent many years opposing and fighting against the oppression. So this man was a major he was a scholar. He wasn't Mujahid, and he fought and he fought against the Dutch. But of course, not every single battle is going to be one as the suit of Allah. These are the abundance which we win and the hoods

00:04:52 --> 00:04:59

that we lose even an abyssal Salaam, Allah did not give victory in every single battle. And he lost and he's concludes colonized

00:05:00 --> 00:05:44

He's always people enslaved. And he saw a foreign power come and take over. And because of his opposition to them, he was arrested. And he was sent first to Sri Lanka as an exile. Now he was taken and his family as well was taken. Meaning you will see more of a political prisoner. There was a little softer, who was quite bad being taken from your country, with his family, his wives, his kids, and he was put in Sri Lanka, which was also colonized by the Dutch. He spent 10 years they in Sri Lanka, before they realized that obviously, the man continued speaking out against the Dutch, he still had a following. So they sent him further away. And they sent him here in Cape Town, dumped me

00:05:44 --> 00:06:26

on the chef in 1694, was brought here, man is already in the 70s, which is loose in the 70s, Panama, old man being brought here with his family. And I didn't bring him to Cape Town, we the castle basically was found this is where the the the population was, they put him in Makassar. We know but even to now, because it is far out. It's not even part of Cape Town. So they put him on a farm in the middle, literally in the middle outside of Norway, because they feared because of his personality, because of his charisma because of his teachings. And even on the farm, he continued to teach Islam very simple, basic Islam. And what was what attracted not just there wasn't he was

00:06:26 --> 00:06:41

giving only Dawa. But when it came many slaves, many people who were being oppressed by this new colonial power, they came to my castle, they came to this form, because now they saw that, as I said, they saw Israel in power, they saw that,

00:06:42 --> 00:07:14

because I'm dark skinned doesn't mean I'm an inferior person, that he or someone else who has a dark skin, but he's even more educated than the Masters there, he's got knowledge, and he's got culture. He's got he's got a religion. And of course, we also have an Allah ultimately, we are Allah doesn't look at your social status, he accepts you, no matter where you are on the ladder. So people flocked to this form. And people came in Islam sort of spread. And that was the base, the first real Muslim community in South Africa.

00:07:15 --> 00:07:46

Very large, very small, very tiny. We're talking about 1000s of people, even hundreds of people, maybe 10s 20s of people, but then we first we had something of a Muslim community. And the Shia only stayed there for about five years. And many people, you know, the government of Indonesia, or the royal family, tried the best to bring him back to Indonesia. And he's still regarded as a very famous figure in Indonesia today. But of course, the Dutch refused to allow him to return. And he died, he passed away a year. And I believe his body might have been

00:07:48 --> 00:08:34

expected ated back to Indonesia, allow them but he died. So that was the first real community in Makassar. They'd never met, she wasn't allowed to build a mosque because Islam was illegal. All they maybe had was a community that got together, and the community that that started the beginnings of Islam. And again, this community, brought people from all different backgrounds together and started teaching basic Islam. So this is your use of and he passed away, as I said, 616 99 That's why 350 years ago, passed away. At that time, we talk inshallah today, also, about, really, you could say, the first real Imam of Cape Town, the first

00:08:35 --> 00:08:58

man that he really started to put structures in place that Alhamdulillah we still see today. And it's not just one person, every single every single success. There are many, many people that supported the person even Rasulullah saw Salaam he needed an abacus he needed normal he needed even though this is the greatest of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But it came together with the assistance of other people.

00:08:59 --> 00:09:36

So Tuan guru, and you'll see his name driving down Nelson Mandela Boulevard. If you look at those walkway, walk over bridges, you'll see one guru bridge. His real name is Imam Abu Abu kadhi. Abu salam, that's his name. And guru as we know it's a it's an Asian word for master teacher, Guru guru, you know, and one is a Malay word meaning mister master. So his master teacher, that's really his nickname. Basically, an island is an island people, professor. That's what that basically people call him Prof. That was his nickname, professor. So he was also born in a tiny island in Indonesia

00:09:37 --> 00:09:59

in 1712, so he was born about you know, 10 years after more than 10 years after he passed away. And of course, he was also from this elite upper class family in Indonesia, part of the royal family and his country was colonized and captured similar story, and he fought against the Dutch and he was caught plotting with the British to overthrow

00:10:00 --> 00:10:07

The Dutch government and he was captured with this plot and he was arrested and they were very they were more severe with him, then what's your use of

00:10:08 --> 00:10:45

found him as a traitor? So immediately they sent him 17 at the shift was in the 70s was 6968 years old. 68 years old. The shift was sent from Indonesia to Robben Island in Cape Town straight to Robben Island. And side note is someone told me I spelled Robin wrong. Robben Island is not someone's name. Robin is a is a seal apparently. Right? So seal island as I'm learning what hamdulillah so he was sent to Robben Island from Indonesia, a prince incarcerated 68 is an old man, so old person to go to jail. And

00:10:47 --> 00:11:28

again, as I said, Robben Island is notorious mostly for the apartheid struggle. But we take pride in saying that the first inmates in the first prisoners they are the first ones to fight against oppression is from those who said La ilaha illAllah. That and as time goes on, as the face of the oppressor changes, we will continue to fight that operation. Whether it was from the Dutch, the British apartheid, or modern day corruption, corporations, whatever it might be, we are here, our Deen will necessitate that we stand against it in any way possible. So this Imam 68 years old. He was thinking completely alone, not with his family, not with anything. In fact, he wasn't even

00:11:28 --> 00:11:30

allowed to take his Quran with you

00:11:32 --> 00:11:33


00:11:34 --> 00:11:53

an alum, something of a judge taken, dumped on a prison and he knew he will never see his family again. You will never see his home again. You will never see if he might have thought I might die in this jail. And he was kept there for 13 years in a cell. It's part of law.

00:11:54 --> 00:12:39

Now, you spent 70 years of your life devoted to Islam to Allah. You've learned the deen you fought for Islam. And after all of this, basically you can say Allah subhanaw taala you know in inverted commas here gives you this in you go to jail. Now, even if you are you just say okay, this is the end of my life. My story India, I'm going to die in this place. I might as well just make my ibadah and die. Man what is amazing about this man, he didn't give up. He didn't give up he said howdy to the provinces if you know qiyamah is coming tomorrow, will you Akiyama the trumpet is about to be blown. And you have a seedling a sapling, a plant in your hand when planted now. You see a lot. Now

00:12:39 --> 00:13:21

this thing will never grow. Don't worry about the future. That is Allah's prerogative. You do what you can do now. You look at your situation, no matter how hopeless it is. a true believer never gives up hope. Maybe Yaqoob teaches his son that his kids will never Yousuf was taken from him. years decades had gone by. And he's still talking about never use. And they say yeah, my father, when are you going to start to use this color is gone, you're never going to see him again. And he says don't give up hope because believing never gives up hope in the mercy of Allah. We are always hopeful, no matter how bad the situation is, we always believe a lot of Allah tala can make your way

00:13:21 --> 00:14:06

out above any situation is a lot. So this man, you must have been a human being so obviously he's a broken man is he's lost everything, not even the Quran. So he might as well stop me so he starts from scratch. You know, the Quran as we say, as we all know, and you can find it in Oman, Syria, he wrote the Quran, not just one a few copies from memory, wrote that Quran from memory. And he wrote another book which we not so not so talk about so often modified Islam, the basics, obviously a basic book on thick, you could say like your alma feeder, the, you know, basically a little bit of everything, the basics of Islam, and it shows you the men's the understanding that I'm coming to,

00:14:06 --> 00:14:11

you know that in jail not knowing you'll be released. So y'all know who's gonna see this book

00:14:12 --> 00:14:28

you really like for yourself Is it is really basic how to take with you to make Salah because he knew that there are people across the sea that need to learn this. If the book gets there, it doesn't get there. That's not my job to see to Allah subhanaw taala will know my Nia, my effort,

00:14:29 --> 00:14:44

psychology another example. If I'm Alex moussaka. Emma Malik's motto is a book of Heidi. And there were many more cars there were many books like that before. And when he said I'm gonna write this book they said Why are you writing another book? We these books are here already. Why are you replicating

00:14:45 --> 00:14:59

them? I'm just gonna write it. All those other books have disappeared, and his book remained and his book is one of the things that Biharis say is based on. So you we don't look at the outcome. We do the job allows responsibility is to seek out

00:15:00 --> 00:15:41

So he wrote this book, these books in Excel. And we've got some letters knowing that the man was going through a difficult time because you write letters to people. You're in Cape Town, and he would sign it. And Imam of volume, Muslim, Muslim, the oppressed Imam. That's what I would sign it. That he was so we can imagine, at a time there's no human rights. There is no one that looks What do you think they did to imprison? How do you think they tried to break his spirit and he's a man to lose his faith, but he maintained after 13 years of being in this on this island, the cell is allowed to leave 81 years old. 81 years old, even in today's time, you know, he's your life is over.

00:15:41 --> 00:16:27

You just have to go out to pasture now. But he doesn't start as 181 years old, he finds himself a new wife. Well, hamdulillah finds himself a wife. He has two sons up there are often Rocky. And another side note you have the famous family that we have in Cape Town. What are they known for being moms, right? The moms go to Mowbray makara. You'll find the under oath graves right when you enter the his family. This is the lineage of his family. So Allah had placed him in a circle Giardia is building a Masjid, leaving knowledge leaving a son. All three was given to this man. He built the first Masjid. His knowledge is being practiced here. And his lineage continues to be of the

00:16:27 --> 00:16:28

leadership in this city.

00:16:30 --> 00:17:13

This is how the law gives for people that give a little Allah gives them without limit. So he comes here so Hanalei starts from scratch, finds a wife gets married has two sons starts all over again. And now he goes to teaching the Quran teaching Islam and again he's not dealing with people that can read and write people that don't know much so that's why you find okay he got people to get the news He will make dua in congregation will make do out together so that you can learn how to make dua he didn't force his Indonesian language on yet to learn Afrikaans basically, to teach them in their language. When he wrote he had to write yes Arabic scripts, but in in, in in Afrikaans language so

00:17:13 --> 00:17:53

that the people could understand. So I said this before and you should know this that the oldest books in Afrikaans are written with Arabic letters. So you read Alif bata, but if you read it, it's actually Africans, the man mutsu nikka Roma, but it's not it's in Arabic. Why? Because vahana liquidity read and write Afrikaans but they could Pacha they could recite the Quran. So the only thing they could read were Arabic letters. And because they could read Arabic letters, but couldn't understand Arabic. It was an Arabic letters we used to write Africans. That's the oldest books of Africans in the world. First books and Africans. Our grandma wrote, like, that's how they taught,

00:17:54 --> 00:18:38

shows great wisdom and hikma of these people. So he came he comes here and like any scholar, he wants to start the class, Santa Claus want to begin teaching teaching could and teaching people to recite the Quran to make sada to wash themselves, the basics of Islam, how to eat how to live as a basic Muslim. Where should I go? What can I do to sit up there's no place to sit up. So a lady Santa Monica. She was the daughter of two slaves. Parents was our mom was a slave, a dad was a slave. They work the lives of slaves, they earn some money, so they will seat free both the freedom and they gave her the only asset she had was her house, a woman so she told shift to on guru you can teach

00:18:38 --> 00:19:15

here, your madrasa so he started this madrasa in the house. He asked the government give me opportunity like us we need a Masjid. There's enough of us Muslims here. We want to make Juma Islam was still an outlawed banned religion. So how did they make Juma How did they make you more happiness trickier down the road. This is where they would make Juma wasn't a Masjid. It was a quarry meaning an open area. So they would come Fridays on in the middle of winter rain or shine. Winter summer, they would come and make Jamali outside because they weren't allowed to have a Masjid. Now, what's our excuse? For those who don't come for Java? what's our excuse? I have a

00:19:15 --> 00:19:18

deadline. And we need to work so annaleigh

00:19:20 --> 00:20:00

will even though it was illegal, even though they probably got left for leaving the job. They understood Joomla is more important. stand outside. And that's where that gives you more because never mentioned they had the madrasa in the sister's house. sachi clickup house and when basically, as the congregation grew, she donated the entire house. And when the British took over, when the British took over, they allowed that this place 1797 permission to convert that house into a machine Oh, one machine. So the first machine in this country and in fact some will say the first machine in the southern hemisphere. A lot of it's through one of the oldest of the Southern was 250

00:20:00 --> 00:20:11

Yours was given donated by a sister, a woman. There's still some people that don't allow us to enter the masjid even first Masjid in this country was given by a sister

00:20:12 --> 00:20:24

walk. How many soldiers were made in that machine? How many bionz were given how many tumors were given the Rama bonds heartens, panela any success.

00:20:26 --> 00:21:11

And when you see this thing that, you know, we talk about, the scholars will say that when you see a good deed enduring with time, it stays forever. There are many books written many books of Tafseer or Hadees. But a few really became famous, they were mainly my dad, but those four stuck, really stayed forever. Why? The some extra acceptance from Allah, Allah really, really loved that contribution. So he wanted to do for generations and time and time again. So this was the first Majid to a guru for for this and eventually the British allowed him to open this to make this the first machine or Masjid. And a few years after that, he was Islam officially became unbanned. And

00:21:11 --> 00:21:30

then they were allowed to teach move freely, to propagate the deen move freely. And not too long after the three years basically, after Islam was now recognized. We had a madrasa. We had a Masjid, we had an Imam, he had a successor, Allah subhanho wa Taala causes him to pass away, and he's buried up the road here long if you go straight up this road.

00:21:32 --> 00:22:16

Tomorrow, that's way, Rahim Allah, one Guru is barrister, a few meters a few 100 meters up the road. So the point we learn about this disease three, what we take from this very simple ordinary effect, we can say, almost people on the bottom rung of the circumstances, they were in an impossible situation, do you think they could have imagined 350 years they would see this later, they would see this, you think they would have imagined this would happen? They were just hoping to survive, I just want to manage it for now. I just want to make it smaller. Now. They could not have imagined in their wildest dreams, that Islam will flourish in this land like this, under that harsh, that harsh

00:22:16 --> 00:22:17

kind of extremes.

00:22:19 --> 00:23:04

So we plant the seed. And the message is so the things I want to take from you. It's easy to give up. Every generation, every group of people will look at the situation and you think our problems are too much. We give up. So we look at our situation. Now we jump to the modern world. Crime, corruption, we all watch the news and we see the level of corruption that is happening, we see the level of crime, it's easy to either give up to be hopeless to say I think only about myself. Easy for the amount of CDR, I've done my job, I'm here in jail. I'm just going to make my EBITDA and wait for the class. No, I'm going to start all over from scratch. The belief never gives up. That is the

00:23:04 --> 00:23:46

true defeat. When the believer gives him he's been defeated. We don't ever give up. Because we believe and we know that I might go, my family might go my wife would go but Islam will endure forever. Islam will always survive. And that's when we look at this history. The people we're talking about the Dutch Empire, we don't know about the Dutch Empire anymore. The Spanish Empire, the British Empire, gone, Islam is enduring Islam continues their home, they attack Islam in the side and it will flourish v. They have lost the colonies. They've lost Indonesia. But what they what was left of the the the oppression is a new Muslim community rise up somewhere else in the world. So

00:23:46 --> 00:24:10

the point is, as believers, we don't give up. And we should be the first and foremost people to be positive. And we should be agents for positive change. Now one of the big problems that we have in the community now, our problems are not as severe as other communities, not as severe as the past. And we have so much more potential. But there's a level of apathy. Everyone says what can I do?

00:24:12 --> 00:24:14

I have bills to pay kids to see to

00:24:15 --> 00:24:18

all the people of the past had those same problems.

00:24:19 --> 00:24:59

But your point is you do what little you can do. Just a pause here. Last week, we seem to be collecting for the catastrophe that was the tsunami in Indonesia. And again, listening to this I hope it inspires us that our connection with that land is very strong, not just that they are that they are Muslim, but it's not just that they are brothers in humanity are brothers indeed, but actually, they are our cousins. So last week's collection was not that great. Times are tough, I understand but it will ever can contribute for the sake of helping someone saving someone. You know, we know that story of the prostitute, the prostitute who saved a dog from starving, guaranteed

00:24:59 --> 00:24:59


00:25:00 --> 00:25:46

Your tender and might save some human from starving. Now what is your reward for that? Write that dog that she saved blotter Jana, obviously an in person is way more, you know greater. So Subhan Allah again, don't look at the quantum, what you put smile in your eyes, great in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala Hadith says, a man will plant a seed, that seed might be a good word, a smile, just one advice to a brother, a five and a one in the towel. And Allah will think that seed in your eyes, the seed and a love of himself, Allah will plant that seed, and Allah will water that seed and nurture that seed. So when you come on piano and you find a forest of good deeds, you say, yeah,

00:25:46 --> 00:25:56

Allah, how can I get this? I never did all of this here, Allah, also that seed that you planted, I caused it to flourish, you don't see the potential.

00:25:57 --> 00:26:13

And we talk about these people of the past. They never saw the potential of the world great scholars, they wrote a book just for themselves. But millions, billions of people will read and benefit from that because it was done with sincerity. Allah does not. So when we look at our problems today,

00:26:14 --> 00:26:57

we should remain positive. We as people of conscience, people that are good people should continue even to do a little don't don't try to change the world. Just try to change one thing. remain positive and remain sincere. Allah subhanho wa Taala judges will not judge us on our results. Allah will not say how many people did you bring to the deen? How much the billions you give the man who gave the biggest contribution gets I know, Allah looks at the level of stupidity. Your efforts might be small in our eyes in terms of quantity, but the quality of sincerity is with a level that he would us on the potential Yeah, Allah, I want to one day build a Masjid. So I will donate one then

00:26:58 --> 00:27:40

that message might come might not come. But because the Nia for image it was the you get rewarded for the masjid, the full reward. That's how Allah subhanho wa Taala operates. We had a wonderful seed of success and hamdulillah the weekend the Nightmare on Elm Street, we spoke about the cover. And it makes us and this is where we think about it. Ultimately, there are no winners or losers in this life. You You and I came into this world naked, owning nothing being nothing. And we will end up like that, again, everyone's gonna end up. But what remains above here to solve the good deeds we do will remain forever. We only have a short period of time, and the challenges that we have in this

00:27:40 --> 00:28:22

dunya that the challenges we face as a community are our opportunities to earn our agenda. Allah subhanho wa Taala as a blessing has put these challenges they to say, Who have you will take these things man Than Leather you could lock on Hashanah, who will lend Alice's who will leave me alone Allah is saying who will give me a loan meaning I will give it back to you. With interest those dividends multiplied many, many times over, you will get it back. This is our opportunities of challenges, opportunities to secure our era. So we as a community we still very small and we have Alhamdulillah though we punch above our weight, our class, we have lots of influence. And we have so

00:28:22 --> 00:29:03

much potential, we have so much potential, the challenges we have different to the past. Our challenges now, as we said is on the other extreme, whereas in the past, we were we were you know being forced down all the time and we were being oppressed from external forces. Now, Allah has given us a different kind of challenge, we all appreciate is gone on the outside, you can do as you want. You can come to Juma not come to Juma you can dress correctly not rescued, you can eat halal or haram you can earn your money Hello, earn your money Hello. Now the challenges from in. Now the one that you need to fight is that knifes and the opportunity is great to achieve great things. But

00:29:03 --> 00:29:48

also the destruction now is very difficult, very great. We don't have excuses now. So we as a community, we know should always as a minority. We don't think as individuals we need to think as a collective. We need to Subhanallah we spoke about differences we need to put those differences aside for the greater good. We need to understand that in the modern world that we live in what are some of the challenges that I list? We are now a connected community, your kids, my kids, and most of us we would know that on that phone the tablet already now. They will they may be watching cartoons now in a few not too long, they will start being exposed to all kinds of things in the world.

00:29:49 --> 00:30:00

In the past, it was easy to isolate and cocoon and keep keep away even negative influences can't do it anymore. We are now exposed to everything. Which means that the way we need to do as a community is equipped ourselves.

00:30:00 --> 00:30:42

Have equipped ourselves to meet these challenges. So when we look at the prophets of Salaam, we look at the Sahaba. We look at these scholars, where did they begin? It begins with knowledge. It begins with having a sincere Nia, it begins with learning and doing the basics. It begins by saying, This is what I having a set of principles. This is what I am as a Muslim. When it comes to my work, I'm a Muslim when it comes to my family, I'm a Muslim and a Muslim. We don't cheat, we don't lie. We don't, we don't harm someone else. And those are the set of principles if we keep that intact, they will last if we teach our kids those basics of the deen it will help them inshallah, in the future,

00:30:42 --> 00:30:53

and in do and remain. It's not about how many budgets we built, or how many, you know, tangible things. It's about the intangible stuff that the principles we leave behind.

00:30:55 --> 00:31:08

We need to start, you know, Subhanallah, again, look at ourselves as a community, look at ourselves and ask what can I do and contribute because every one year, you have a much better position than my grandparents, your grandparents,

00:31:09 --> 00:31:52

you and I have greater opportunities and potential to do amazing things. When we look at the problems in our community, that is our problems. That is your problems. They have not for yourself to fix them, they for your kids to fix them, so that your kids will have a better future. So you and I SubhanAllah. Where do we begin? And where do we start? Again, don't look at the big picture and the big problems because it overwhelms you. Ask yourself in your community, the school that your kids go to the mercy that you attend, what can I do? Go and speak to your Imam ask him what can I do? You're not asked to donate like to donate your house to the masjid. But surely you can donate

00:31:52 --> 00:31:52

your time.

00:31:53 --> 00:32:10

And have to build the masjid the Muslims, they but support the masjid. If you're not happy. If you're not happy with the madressa level education of your kids, firstly, they should be going. And if it's not good enough for your kids, then who's going to fix it, who's going to fix it, if you are not willing to fix them, adresa of your kids who's going to do it.

00:32:12 --> 00:32:56

If you're not happy with our old Mr. structures, rather than working against it, work with the bold things, it's easy to destroy things and break down the wall doesn't look so good. So we demolish that's not the way of a believer. That's not the way as we move forward as a community work with instructors. So start small, contribute something, give something back. One thing I mentioned this in the in the talk last week, the weekend, Allah subhanho wa Taala is looking for an excuse to put us in Jannah doesn't want to put us in Jannah. Even if you have one excuse to say Allah, I did this one thing, I did the basics. And I did this one extra thing. That was my excuse for gender, there

00:32:56 --> 00:33:35

are multiple doors to gender. You don't have to get in through all of them. But try to get him through one of them, either through your character, through your charity, through your knowledge, through your whatever it might be. But do something and give something back to the community, give something do for yourself, your family and give something back. Because as again, as I said, we are minority. If we don't look after each other, and we don't fix our house internally, then we will disappear. Lots of murders happen. But that's when we start disappearing when we stopped going to madrasa when we stop eating at halau places when we stop dressing like Muslims, when you stop acting

00:33:35 --> 00:34:14

like Muslims, when we give up on Islam internally, that's when externally the dean disappears completely. The Dean disappears completely. So throughout this this long, 350 years, it's not the story of one or two great people. It's a story of a community that no matter what challenges came the way they stuck to the principles and they maintain this deal. It's our turn to write the chapters of our history. Now, it's our turn. If at the very least we say this flame of Islam will not be extinguished on our watch. At the very least, we will just hand it over to the next generation. Maybe not take it forward, when that's the very least, but Subhanallah we could put

00:34:14 --> 00:34:33

something in and write something in our history books that this generation this group of people sitting here to get to the next level. Those people who could not select one person can give a buy an on an homage so and so and so and no not for names but you want Allah subhanho wa Taala to mention our names like that one day.

00:34:34 --> 00:34:56

So Allah Subhana Allah bless us. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us as a community. We have a beautiful history and may continue for many, many generations. May the next generation be better than the previous one. May this land which is so desperately in need of the deen so this really in need of the principles of Islam, may we have the ability to give it over

00:34:57 --> 00:34:59

to Morrow inshallah panorama Masjid

00:35:00 --> 00:35:35

And open the image it opened and something we should do here in the masjid. They inviting non Muslims to come now when they it's in the north northern suburbs so Lupita parte de Slovenia hostile environment that when they end up pamphlets viola, you know, Subala kids, they'll give out pamphlets inviting them to the masjid. people throw it back at them, you know, we don't want to hear, but we'll work on them. Well, hamdulillah we'll work on that's our agenda. So if you want to you have a co worker, you have a colleague you have someone that you too shy to speak about the dean and you know, it's your duty and bring them to panorama Masjid 11 o'clock tomorrow morning, we'll discuss

00:35:35 --> 00:35:49

what Islam is all about. We're not here to cause harm just to get to know about Islam, not to convert them, but simply to know who the neighbors are. So that's happening at panorama Masjid. Tomorrow, we continue with our CDs the women around the messenger with the professor's wives.

00:35:51 --> 00:36:28

Also, if you want more learnings on Islamic knowledge, listeria Hamdulillah, this mosquito this organization bronto, Islam, Sprint, there are many great people that put a lot of effort into compiling there's a book called The Magic masajid of the buka mosques of the buka Ahmed David's rahimullah was a Columbia cluster Professor David's you compile this book File History all the most Why do we have a message? Where did the split happen? Why do we need this magic open? We need that magic open. So if you want to learn more, we'll sell that book in Charlotte's it's available Will you can put in the order and next it will be here and inshallah begin we'd like to thank those who

00:36:28 --> 00:36:43

attended the course last weekend and Batman illustrate those who contributed Hamlet. It was a great success, Malasia from us and again any questions concerns with like these lectures or wait for trouble? 230 No, a Zack Allah Hi. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

Share Page

Related Episodes