Channel: Muhammad West
Series: Muhammad West - Pray for Kashmir
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We live in a shaytani R rajim Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala should have been with saline, saline and Muhammad Anwar Irby, he was off the edge Marian, my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam as salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
or praise to Allah subhanho wa Taala Nasha to Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Who ever witnessed that man has the right to be worshipped besides Allah, we glorify Him and praise Him and thank Him for all the blessings that He has bestowed upon us. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us goodness grant success and forgiveness for our sins. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to bless us and forgive us to grant a success in this work of Jamar May Allah grant that this spirit of forgiveness for all the sins that we have committed in the last week and may the week to come be a week that is better for us in the ummah. I mean, we make dua for those who are struggling throughout the Ummah, those who
are going through hardship those who are ill May Allah make it easy. I mean we send our love greetings invitations to whatever Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, to his pious imperial family and all those who follow his sunnah until the end of time. May Allah bless us to be on the Sunnah of the enemies of Salam in this world and his companionship in the life after mean with Hamlet in that
Hamdulillah. Today, we begin a new series. And I hope that you know, at the very least, you should know that these tension currently in the land of Kashmir, and it's been going on for a long time, so many of you would know, or most of us know that. There's an issue in a place called Kashmir. We know Kashmir is sort of Pakistan India side. We don't really know why these issues and tensions we just saw there's a problem and we are the katiba times will make dua Allah Masuda Juana Nafi Kashmir beyond that, I don't know. And part of being an ummah, a citizen of the Ummah, is to love all the people of this ummah. So whether it is a mother that is starving in Somalia, whether it is a
villager that lost his house in Burma, whether it is a refugee in Syria, whether it is a Palestinian or Kashmiri, this is our brothers and sisters. And we should feel for them, like we feel for our own if it was our own blood. Now, before we can actually feel and sympathize with them, we need to understand what is the story and the history behind that. And therefore I'm going to take this opportunity inshallah to begin a series the next month or so will take three, four weeks to discuss the history of Islam in the Indian subcontinent to understand how Islam get to India, and how did we get to the current situation that we are in today? Now, some of you, when I mentioned, we're doing a
series on India, there was, this is consistent and Right. Right, this is consistent, Stan? Yeah, we are Malay, or whatever it might be Wallahi, all of us, most of us. without you knowing all of us vanilla, we have ancestry that goes back to this area. And beyond that, beyond the fact that it might be relevant to you and your ancestry, and my ancestry. It's important to note that this is one of the heartlands of Islam, that this is one of the heartlands of Islam, this region of the Indian subcontinent. That in fact, if you look at this area, it makes up 1/3 of the Muslim ummah. There are more Muslims in the sub. In this about eight countries, the Indian subcontinent is about eight
countries, there are more Muslims in that area than the whole of the Middle East put together. And the whole of Africa put together 500 million Muslims in the subcontinent that tells you something 30% of the Ummah is in that land. And if you really want to add up all the Muslims from Indian background, that across the world to take all of them, you add, that's an even bigger percentage, that's even a bigger number. So it's very important for us as part of an ummah, to know that this is one of the heartlands of Islam and what happens they has big impact on us, and massive impact on the ummah. Beyond that just as a as a person to be up to date and in touch with what's happening in the
world. We know that these are two nuclear countries, Pakistan and India, they both have nuclear weapons. And they have fought a number of wars with each other over this issue. And at the heart of it. It's a religious issue. At the heart of it is Islam Hinduism. There is a problem here from a religious which makes us get alert. And when two countries have nuclear weapons go to war, that puts every one of us in danger. So you understand why it's important to have some knowledge about this issue to have some knowledge about this. So as we say demographically, there's about eight countries that makes up this region, the majority of the people they are in and then when we say India, we
talk about the Indian subcontinent and set the scene. In reality there is no Pakistan, Bangladesh, this is all one country. Historically, the Hindu was one big country, and only in the last 5060 years was it split between three different countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. We're one country once upon a time, only often we'll get to that inshallah in two, three weeks time how it got split and wide guts.
Look, and that's one of the reasons why we have the problems today. And so we know that the majority of the world's Hindus love that 95% or so of the Hindus love it. And a big chunk of the Muslim ummah is the, and therefore, it's important to understand this tension. So how did Islam reach this man? We know Islam originated from Saudi Arabia. And I was very fortunate to be part of a organization or a meeting last week with African dark scholars from all over Africa got together and before Islam left to came to Medina. The first place Islam went to outside Makkah was Africa, Abyssinia, we know that that's something very impressed something that we love to know that Islam first came to Africa
before we even went to Medina. So how did it get to to India? The Muslim Sahaba were of the first people so it was in the time of Sahaba, but Islam actually reached Pakistan. So this goes all the way back to say normal, it's time for the Allah and
we know and if you'd like to join our series on the hula Rashid in the series of the lives of the companions after the Nabil Salam what happened after he died. So salaam join us on Mondays from six o'clock to seven o'clock we just began. So after Islam had split in Arabia, we know that say no bucket and say neuroma took Islam International. They took it into Syria into Persia into Rome, the Persian Empire, which was Iran, basically completely collapsed. Under the rule of St. John, the Persian Empire for over 1000 years came to an end with the Sahaba, under the rule of St. Anna, Amara Alon. And then naturally, if you look at the map, next to Persia, next to Iran, Afghanistan is
Pakistan. And so the first group of Sahaba reached Pakistan. And there were some battles that were fought in this area in this area, which is called Sindh, which is called Sindh.
And the Muslims want a victory in that area, up until the river, the industry of snipers, yes but of geography, through Pakistan, going through the middle of Pakistan is the river called the Indus River, the Indus River. In fact, the word Hindu comes from this word. They are called the people that lived around the Indus river called Hindus. That's why the name is called into. And when the Muslims fought, they got to the server. And they fought a very difficult battle because the the kingdoms the the Hindu kingdoms of this area, very strong.
They won the battle. And they told us they told said, normally army don't really give us the permission to cross the river, we want to cross the Indus River into into India. So this is Pakistan, we want to go into now what is we call modern day India, and to say, normalcy to the sahaba.
This is 644 Tell me what the land is like. So they said, Look, yeah, I mean, the land is very difficult. The people that we fight are very strong, and the land that doesn't have much water, it's not very fertile. It's if you send a great army, it will only have a limited effect. And if you send a small army, it will be useless. So So it not only said and then they said, and what we think is even further down the road, it's even worse than what we see here. To say no to that stop. This is where the barrier would be. So the Muslim ummah, basically stopped at the Indus River. This was our barrier into the river in the middle of Pakistan. That's where we stopped No way. So normally, we're
not going beyond that, that is where it ended. And so for 70 years or so, that was our, our barrier, our border, the border of the Muslim ummah, under the hula Rashid inside North man similar, did not want to go further beyond that into into India. 70 years would go by, and Islam as we know would move and there will be a kingdom. And even though even though we didn't move across, our armies didn't move into Pakistan or India. There was trade between Muslims and Islam. The religion starts and spread in Sri Lanka and India different parts of the world. Business people were the first people to really take Islam, across borders. And in reality, if you look at the history of Islam,
and this is something we should take note of that when Islam comes to a land it comes either through Dawa missionary work, it comes through jihad, sometimes, it comes through business people, good neighborliness, and time and time again, it proves that if Islam comes from honest traders, good neighbors, it entrenched itself and it stays when Islam comes by force, or even comes through Dawa missionary work. Sometimes it disappears again. But when people embrace Islam, because of the good of luck they see from you and me, that stays with them. That remains one of the reasons we ask why is Islam not spread here in this country? It's perhaps we have not shown the clock that we need to
show that people would embrace on mass in these countries, not because of the sword, not because the Muslims had superior weapons was because they had superior o'clock and particular in business transactions.
He was fair and honest in his dealings, the man knew if I buy from a Muslim he won't cheat me. i He knew that the product he sells me will not be deficient that if you wait our goods, he's human, he's taqwa, would make sure that he gives me a little extra so that he's safe with Allah. This was the Muslims got a reputation. And we know the Indian people business is big for them back then as it is back as it is now. And so it was through this ukla same with Indonesia SubhanAllah. No AMI, and notably jemat went to Indonesia to bring them to Islam. No, it was trade and good people that when the that inspired good o'clock, that one the hearts over anything remains in that area.
So as time went on, and after the age of the qualified Rashid in the Muslim ummah, was now under a kingship, a dynasty, the OMA yet kingdom.
And they, they the reasons for spreading the boundaries of the Ummah was a bit more than just Islam does political, economical. So now like a kingship like any kingdom, they want to expand the boundaries. They realize you want to push this frontier further. Why? Because for trade, because of trade, you have this thing called the Silk Route. And some important stuff to know that from China, all the way to Europe,
trade would come so goods from China will be taken through the center of Asia, through Mongolia, through the what we call the high bar paths in Afghanistan, into the Middle East, into Europe. This was the one way goods traveled school, the Silk Route, the Silk Route, and the other way is via the sea. Now if you are not part of that silk route, you really get economically hammered. So now the Muslims were unable to conquer Afghanistan. Afghanistan was very, very strongly. It was a very strong enemy. And I thought today, it's a place that no one can really concrete in history. The British failed, the Russians failed, the Americans failed. Even the Muslims struggled for 100 years
to subdue this land. They say the land of Afghanistan is one of the harshest places on earth. And the people are even harsher than the land. The people are even harder than the land. So to conquer this country's really difficult. The Muslims couldn't conquer Afghanistan. So the land so crude, the land route was out of reach. So they had to rely on the coast, going from Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka to Yemen by boat. And so what happened the king of the raja king of what we have Karachi modern day, Karachi, on the coast of India. He
was a non Muslim, he allowed pirates to attack Muslim vessels. So the king so from Sri Lanka, a group of pilgrims Muslim from Sri Lanka came on Hajj with women and children. And and as they passed India, a group of pirates captured them. And the raja did not stop them did not stop the pirates. So the ruler of the Muslims, so one of the governors of the Muslims, very famous character hijab and use a very infamous character, you know, the name a judge, he told the Russia, you need to bring these pirates to justice and you need to return our women. While good old days, you know how amazing it was that if one Muslim was whether they from Sri Lanka wherever they were, and as bad as hijab
was, but if a Muslim is Ana was harmed, then the Emir took it upon himself. This is my responsibility, I need to intervene. If one of the Ummah is harmed, we all offended so hijabs rights to the raja have, have sinned of this area sinned. And he said, pirates have taken pilgrims of ours. And they have molested our women. I demand retribution. I demand that you take justice so that our justice is not my issue. Pirates, I can't do anything or piracy. And I'm not interested, really. And so because of that, hijack even uses in that case, we have to respond by force. If you can't secure the area, then we will do it for you. So now he's going to cross over the idea is we're going to
cross over the Indus River, and we're going to expand the muscle we're going to expand the boundaries. As we said, this land was very difficult, even Sahaba didn't want to go beyond this river and hijacked since two armies into Sindh and they both failed. They both defeated completely no, they completely lose. And he now attempts a third and final he's not the Khalifa he's governor, he attempts the third and final push into into Sindh and under his the only general puts up his hand to say I'll do this mission This land was no gentleman wanted to go the was it was his nephew young men who have many many costume I suppose again by this man one of the heroes of Islam 17 years old
Muhammad in costume ethnography till today if you in Pakistan or India and if you from that era you should know this really this young young teenager is one of the reasons why Islam into that land. Why Islam into that land. Also a beautiful sidenote, his name Muhammad even use of coffee when you see the name for coffee. It's from tar if the city of five so we know from the sea
Europe. The province was alarmed when he left MCE, he gave dower to the people of Thai. I shall ask him yeah rasool Allah, what was the worst day in your life? So what did he say? It wasn't awkward when they hit me in my face when he almost killed me. It was the day my people almost told me today we know the story with a stone him today. These people are lucky for these people. And so after the prophets, Allah milestone almost to death, the angels of the mountains came down and said, Allah has given you permission, raise your hands, make dua and will crush these people. So the Prophet raised his hands and he made a dua not to destroy them said perhaps from the offspring, they will become
good people. This young boy Mohammed bin Qasim was from that offspring and he took Islam to the Indian subcontinent. 500 million Muslims that do Afro Zulu Salam imagine a piece of salaam was a man for personal graduates and he made the DUA perhaps none of us here will be Muslim today. Subhan Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his foresight. So this young boy is 17 years old. He tells his uncle, he was an orphan. His parents died when I was quite young, he grew up in the court of Hajaj. And he said I will do this job I will take the responsibility, but the small army to Pakistan to send and so he goes with 600 men or so 6000 men or so, along the coastal route. And
along the sea, he gets captured catapults are sent by sea so very interesting. He has his army travels along the coast by land, but also because they are fortresses this area was fortified. You need catapults, you need weapons to break the fortress, you can't push the catapults through Iran all the way to Pakistan. So they send it by ship. So you have two armies moving side by side, one by land, one by sea, and he reaches the Sindh in 711 And again, I pose all the time we have time here 70 living, I work at will is what we love. 711 You know, remember this time 711 What a great time it was of the Muslim ummah. 711 What a great Subhan Allah that year 711 712 The immediate the Khalifa
in Baghdad in Syria in Damascus, he receives news kotoba st the army reached China. He receives news Tarik beans the yard conquered Spain, he receives news Muhammad Qasim is conquering India, same year one year in Ramadan. What a great time it was for the Muslim ummah at that time, when think about it, China and Spain and India all across the world. These generals are pushing the Ummah forward. It says that when the first Muslim army reach China, the emperor of China said, Look, we are civilization of 1000s of years. You guys are upstarts, you just started yesterday, basically, do you really think you can challenge China. And so the end he said, If you must go to what will go tool.
And so the governor or the the the emissary, the messenger, the Muslim guy, he says to the Emperor of China, just remember that if you want to fight with us, you are fighting people whose front line is here in China, and remember the back of the armies fighting in Spain all the way in the West. That's how big this army is. Are you ready to take this on? That is the days that those are the good old days when Hamdulillah. So this young, and all of them 17 1819 year old, young, in our time, children. In the time, this will mean running, countries running armies today, 17 year olds can't run themselves. And perhaps we take lessons from this. One of the reasons our youth are where they
are, is we haven't entrusted them. They were not meant Islam doesn't have the concept of adolescence, you either a child or an adult. Once you can love you an adult, and you can do adult things that you can if we give you the responsibility and the tools, you can do great things. This is the legacy of our of our see of our history, that much of our success, even though Sahaba the prophets of salaam was the oldest amongst them. Most of them were Junior youngsters in our context, something to think about. So this young man 1718 years old comes to this area of of Pakistan, and the Raja Raja here. He enters he, he faces off with him, and a series of very successful battles
occur. First, you know, he's able to conquer the city of what we call modern day Karachi on the coast. And he manages to cross over the river that no one really had done before. And on the other side of the river, he made the Indian Army, the largest army with elephants, that means fighting elephants or something that the Arabs were not used to. And how do you fight elephants when you have also the camel? Because the camels get scared. The tactic hardened? Well, he taught us the tactic. You cover the camels face so you can't see. When he sees the elephant he gets scared obviously he's an animal. So you cover the face of the horse so that the camel and you charge against the elephant
And subhanAllah by the Grace of Allah subhanaw taala a great victory was won against the raja the hero
Just because this man allowed pirates to molest women, Muslim women, this is how the whole Muslim Ummah stood up. Now we see we ask we live 2000 2019 We see what's happening to Muslim women in Kashmir, in Syria. In Burma, we always find Allah, we all we as an ummah. This is something for us to think about for us to be reminded about the ESA that we once had. The ESA we once had
Subhan Allah the man
says great person conquers, you know, beats the Raja. He defeats the army crosses over and he doesn't stop the he continues going down. This is all the way through the middle of Pakistan along the river, all the way up into Kashmir all the way. So the all of Pakistan, within one two years, was conquered by this young Gen. And what was amazing what was the reason for his success? He only had 12,000 men today and back then India was the most populated countries in the world. How was he successful? Not What He did differently from the previous generals, was that he came to bring Islam and not to bring rulership of the king.
When he started, he had 12,000 men in his army. At the height while he was still fighting, he had 50,000 minutes army, meaning the locals join his army. The local people actually join his army. And this is the same old Sahaba well, so how about came to Persia, Egypt, all these countries, the people were not forced to become Muslim, they joined out of their own free will because of what they saw in Islam, what they saw in Islam, and the way he administered this country, it's really important for us to understand living in a western society, what we learned and what we know from the Shediac. Allah Subhan says, Allah does not lie and how Kamala and inletting alum you call it
LUCAM. Allah does not forbid you to deal kindly justly with those who do not fight you and not against you on account of your religion. They don't fight you because you're a Muslim, and they don't drive you out of your homes. So if you find people like that, then we don't fight them. If they live peacefully side by side, then we live peacefully side by side with them and we give them the full the full rights of the Sharia. So now a very important point to learn. We now colonized conquered an area and we know many Colonia we still live colonial heritage now that we as Muslims are the conquerors what do we do? How do we How should we rule administer the prophets of salaam
says Whoever kills I had a person in your in the Muslim lands that you have a contract with a non Muslim, then you will not smell the fragrance of Jannah even though the fragrance is the distance of 40 years, and if anyone wrongs are had takes from his rights, burdens him with work that he's unable to do or take something from him without consent. I will plead on his view often Kiama what's the reason saying? So if we rule a country, the caliphate of Islam we rule a country and the people are not Muslim. The people under us are not Muslim. They are called ma had that we have an agreement with him. We have a contract with him but they live peacefully as citizens in our country and the
rights and the religion is protected. So the promises he says if a Muslim person takes the rights of a non Muslim, his property overworks in overburdens him without any reason. I will testify for that person against you on piano sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This hadith is in Abu Dawood. This tells you what our religion is all about. This tells you what our Islam is all about. And that's when, as a scholar says that's when we rule the country. Even more so if you are being ruled by you in a foreign country, or non Muslim country even more, so you have to respect the rights and the freedoms of others. So this great general, even though he was 17, wasn't it wasn't that he was a military
genius. He was an administrative genius. He comes to this land, with only 10,000 Men, with a population of hundreds of millions. And he's able to establish a land that is Islamic from 711 until now 2019 Within three years, why, what did he do? He gave everyone the freedom to practice their religion. And he invited them to Islam. When he conquered an area the first thing he did was he would both a masjid not convert the temple, the Hindu temple into a masjid, he would build his own masjid. And they would say before they would build a garrison before the first thing, he conquers an area. We don't build a barracks for the soldiers. First thing we do is we build a masjid in this
area. And he said to those now, you know, in the Hindu faith is a caste system. There's a top class the Brahmins you have. So the the Lama, the scholars and the priests on top, then you have the Warriors and the rulers. Then you have the business people, and then you have the slaves and laborers and then you have those who are
an outcast. They are untouchables. We, in Islam, we say we don't have a system like this. We don't have a hierarchical structure. And the, the native people of India, the native Hindus, they were invited to Islam. And if they didn't accept Islam, no problem. You still live by your religion, and we don't force you, and you're safe and free do as you please. But if you join us, why didn't you become our brothers, and how amazing it was for them. They would see the emir, sitting, you know, the big desk, or the judge, and the man sweeping the floor, and the person scrubbing the floor. But when it was time for Allahu Akbar, they stood in line, side by side. Now there's no emir, now
there's no billionaire. Now. There's no streetsweeper. Everyone stands in the before Allah equally. And it was the one who knew the most Quran who led the sada. And when they said Allahu Akbar, again, everyone fell down in Sajida. This was something that no one saw before.
This was something amazing that if you come late to the masjid, and you're the king, you stand in the back of the masjid and the backs off, you don't get you don't have pre reserved front of front row seats. And this Subhanallah, the majority of the converts to Islam, the majority of those who embraced Islam, as was in Makkah, was from this an untouchable, the outcast system. 75% or so of the Muslims in India are from this class system, those who were the lowest class because they found the truth. And it's because we stopped that one of the reasons why Islam didn't go further and didn't spread in India was because the rulers of India, the Muslim rulers, took the caste system and put
themselves on top. So when we practice Islam, and we incorporate the goodness of Islam, it spreads. And when we put our own Hawa, that's when it stops. That's why today, sadly, Islam did not spread in the rest of India, as it did in Pakistan.
So the Muslim, you know, the those who did not embrace Islam, they were called the Miss protected people. And what was also amazing and wonderful at a time like this, this, this then shows you the the idea of this man, is he imported technology, so he brought the builders, the artisans, the artists from Persia and Syria, brought them to India, and taught them new skills. And he took from India, the technology and sent it back to the Muslim lands. So we know the numerals, the numbers that we have today, the zero revolutionize the world, before we had this Roman system, 1x and V and all that told you right, so long pages and pages, whereas the zero, it was invented by the Indians,
and almost seems like to think that we are the ones that know he came from India, the Indians invented the zero. But the Muslims when they came, they, they realize that this thing is amazing that this will revolutionize mathematics. So they learned from it, and they sent it back. And we changed our numeral system when we came to India. And then aside, something I find very interestingly, there was a pope, the pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Sylvester, he learns before he became the Pope, he studied in a Islamic University.
Amazing. Back in those days, Europeans would send their kids to universities in Africa, Islamic universities, and he learned mathematics in one of the universities in Morocco, where he learned are these guys have a better system? So when he became the Pope, he introduced the Arabic numerals, really the Indian numerals into Europe. And that's how one of the reasons why your progress, it's amazing. And that's what is amazing about this, Deen, when you go to Africa, you will find Muslims, but the architecture and the culture of Africa remains, you go to Indonesia, it's an Indonesian Islam, you go to India, so we take the base of those cultures, and we identify it and it remains in
Islam and out those things of the cultures that are wrong, that are bad. We replace it with something better in the deen. This is the beauty of our religion that we do not dominate. We do not practice Saudi Arabia and Islam or Saudi Arabian culture, the province of Saudi nominee Sahaba. They never imposed creationism on the rest of the world. They taught them the universal religion of the hate La ilaha illAllah. And how you express that within the Sharia, you continue. That is the secret formula of Islam success. That is the secret formula of Islam success. Now, just like we talked about the cost system,
it is alive and well. Unfortunately, in our society, how many of us Subhanallah if someone maybe from the Indian, I don't know it's still there. If you're maman. cockney, and I'm stepping on toes here, you will not get married out of that, or even so more common than us a person with a certain color knocks on your door and he wants to ask your daughter's hand in marriage. While your worries Color Stop you how sad is it that if we are in we having Iftar together and someone from a certain nationality puts his hand in the in the food that we don't want to eat from the food now? This Subhan Allah is still alive and well in our community. May Allah protect us
As one of the reasons why Islam stopped spreading, because we took on that bad habit, this cost system, this cloths system. And now instead of looking back at the prophets of Salaam, where you had Bilal from Abyssinia, you had Sohei from Rome, you had Sandman from Persia, all of them sitting together one Ummah, this is our deen, this is the truth of Islam.
So, the expansion continues. And this general is great young man conquers all of Pakistan within two, three years. And he's about to enter what we know today as modern India, ready to go further, the Army is already when Subhan Allah once again, the dunya and our weakness takes over the Khalifa. In Damascus, he dies the Khalifa and when he passes away, and you know, when you have a change of government, the ruler changes he cleans house, all his you know all those who have power a new regime comes in. And this new Khalifa that he calls the same general that conquered turkey or conquered Spain, 30 communes he calls him back demotes him, the man who conquered went all the way
to China. kotoba calls him back executes him, and this great generals 20 years old, also called Live, and he's also executed SubhanAllah. This is the sad, sad, as much as we are happy that within three years, we had reached Paris, we had reached China, where they reached the heart into India about to enter it. And then all of a sudden, politics greed takes over and the expansion ins and those people's final level answer for how many lives that could have come to Islam. Islam was delayed to into Europe delayed to into India because of this. So Islam stops now once again, in Pakistan. And a lot of the success that was achieved by this man humming Newcastle within three
years is sort of lost as time goes on. And for another 300 years would go by now, before Islam properly comes to India again. And a new age a new civilization begins. Now many of you will hear about the Mogul civilization, the Taj Mahal and all these things were mostly in people, but they're all done up until recent times when the British rule India, up until British time Subhanallah for 700 years, Spain 700 years 800 years India and the Muslim rule, great time for the Ummah but we've lost all of that. And we live in a new age. Now we Subhanallah we live in fighting just to defend ourselves. We're fighting to defend our rights as Muslims. It's a new chapter for us. And when we go
back and look at these histories, is not just to start a history lesson. The purpose of this is not just easy, listen, but this is our is. This is your culture, my culture. This is your identity, my identity, the rulers, the colonizers, he wants you to forget this. He wants you to forget that we were longer in Spain, then colonials were in America. He wants you to forget that the technology that he has is built on discoveries by our our Muslim scientists, that these lands, we ruled for many, many hundreds of years, there was no genocide. We did not kill millions of non Muslims. We live side by side, they prospered under us more than when those colonials ruled our lands, the
people were better off than then then they are today. So we'll talk inshallah next week, how Islam into India, and the mobile, the mobile up until the Europeans, the British arrive on the shores, and they brought our forefathers here to South Africa and brought him to cross the world. We'll learn all about that Insha Allah, and then we'll get to how Kashmir fits in the picture. And what do we do now? In the modern world, in the modern age, where do we fit in? What does it mean to be a citizen of this ummah, a citizen of the Omar Mohamed Salah Salem, may Allah grant us said this, that the good days we see it in our lifetime. May Allah grant a good revival not for power or greatness. But
the greatness of Allah be testify that La ilaha illa be testified I mean, just a few announcements in sha Allah on Sunday, this coming Sunday, from 9am Nine o'clock the morning until after Assetto Corsa time in sha Allah, we having a marriage class one day, everything, this is open to those who are about to get married, those who are married, those who are thinking about getting married, how to choose a spouse. people laughing Yeah.
All of us need reminders. And it's open up to everyone. So please join up. It's a smallest class. So if you'd like to if you'd like to learn if you've got any medical issues, questions, this is the class for you. Then you can speak to speak to us after after maghrib so after the after the Salah. Then as I mentioned, if you'd like to learn more about this kind of history, the age of the qualifier machine, how did Islam spread into Syria, Persia
All the way in a time of saying no bucket and say no I'm gonna do lunch afterwards. The rest of the class for you Monday night six to seven o'clock free of charge you may join and then we'll start our new back to basics insha Allah starting on Tuesday via WhatsApp basics of Islam, how to make Salah how to perform we do, who is Allah all these kinds of questions but a little higher grade from our madrasa if you'd like to join or wait for triple to 1308 and you can give me any questions comments with [email protected] There's UCLA