Channel: Musleh Khan
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hamdulillah no matter who want to start you know who want to stop hero when our other Billahi min Shuri and fusina woman see Dr. Medina mi MD level furthermore the latter one may you'll bleed follow her Deanna Why should one La ilaha illAllah hula hula Shetty Cara. Why should Wanda Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu Ali who either already he was herby woman said either energy or Mr. nebby Sonata he LA or Medina buried for taco la Ayala burb for God Marana subhanho wa Taala Phaeton zielen Yeah, you hola Xena la haka to party, wallet omoton illa. And to Muslim own some bad, my brothers and sisters. I'd like to begin by the LA heat island by asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it
easy for those victims and their families as a result of the tragedy, and the horrific crime that took place in Kenya, that took the lives of 147 people. And furthermore, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for all of us the Muslims, who usually suffer somewhat of a backlash of incidents like this, that are done in the so called name of Islam. I can still understand till this day, how somebody could commit something like this in the name of any religion
and claim as though I want to please Almighty Allah, Almighty God, the Creator, the master, the Most Merciful. I want to please Him by taking the innocent lives of people around me. May Allah azza wa jal guide us And may Allah azza wa jal instill in our hearts and understanding that it's sincere, that is truthful to Allah subhanho wa Taala lahoma mean, brothers and sisters, we are living in difficult times. Life being a Muslim today is not the same that it used to be 30 years ago, 20 years ago, maybe some may argue even 10 years ago. Today, just simply having the label of Islam on you is a challenge. It's a fitna in and of itself. May Allah azza wa jal make it easy for us. I don't have
a solution for you that you don't already know. Every single one of us here knows this is not something new for the oma of Mohammed sallallahu it he was sending them. Some may argue that the fitna and the trials that we deal with today is either somewhat similar to what our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam has gone through. Some have argued know what he has gone through and his companions have gone through is far worse. Needless to say, life is very difficult.
And one being Muslim today can't help but be concerned about your own well being where you go, what you do, the choices you make, the people you stay with the to the friends you choose to hang with. All of these things are of a concern to all of us. May Allah azza wa jal make it easy. But if you look on the other side of the page,
if you look on the other side of all of this fitna and all of this hardship, you'll notice that you will see a spark of light in the future of this oma Bismillah
r our future, whether it be the next five years, the next 10 years, the next 50 years. It looks very bright in sha Allah. And I'll show you how I look at young people today. Look at high school students today. And I'm not I'm not talking to you and usually this is what happens that when everyone anyone, anytime a hottie, or a lecture wants to talk to you about the youth, they usually sift out all the bad ones, all the ones that misbehave, the ones who don't follow the rules. They usually sift out those kinds of use and ignore the ones that are actually on the right path that are ones that are actually intelligent, that are studying this Deen that are starting their own Islamic
organizations that are tackling topics that even myself are not qualified to speak about. The future of this oma actually looks very good, isn't it later Allah. Take a look at some of the youth today that are in high school. Take a look at some of the young women today how many Islamic conferences are you hearing about that are exclusive to the sisters alone, that young people have taken it upon themselves to organize these large and massive events have started these Islamic institutions traveling throughout the country, traveling to different
Universities and educating people, Muslims and non Muslims about the religion of Allah. Students are not just studying engineering and getting a doctor's or a PhD. They're not studying to become mechanics. They're not just doing this alone. They're also studying anthropology, theories of evolution, the purpose of life. They're going to all the seminars, all the lectures, if they're not going to it, they're organizing it. They're coming up with all the topics and all the crucial issues that need to be discussed. These are the young people. These are the young people this is the progeny that's been left behind that will carry the torch of Islam is the lucky Tyler. There is
But it seems as though we have to go through some sort of grind before we get there.
It seems like as though it is part of the Sunnah of Allah azza wa jal,
we will have to go through hardship before we taste the sweetness of ease.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells you and I in a verse that every single one of us sitting here, we have heard it we have memorized it since we were children. In our little city you throw in an illusory use law, Allah azza wa jal repeats it twice in the malossi a certain amount of serious law. What is this talking about? In the first one, Allah azza wa jal is saying to you that very rarely, indeed, with every one hardship, one hardship, Alyssa, it's definitive, it has an Islam that's telling you that this one hardship, you know exactly where this hardship is coming from. It's not going to be something oblivious to you that you're going to be confused. Why is this happening to
me? Why am I going through this hardship? No. The fact that Allah azza wa jal made Ursa definitive with an olive lamb. And Larissa, it's telling you that you know exactly where the problem is. If it's your own fault, you know what you're doing, you know what your weaknesses you know what you're missing out. So Allah says, with every one hardship there is use or or use raw is non definitive, it doesn't have an Elif lamb. What that tells you in Arabic, we call this neck hero. In Arabic, this literally entails that the ease that Allah will bless you with will come from multiple avenues and you have no idea where it's coming from. You won't know where this ease will come from. So just
think about you and I today, considering what life is like being a Muslim in 2015. One can't help but wonder when is this all going to end?
Every time we get over one problem. Another one begins. Every time we address one issue. 10 other issues come and start again. And we keep going through this cycle over and over again. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned the companions. One day he stood up on top of a wall and he looked at all of his companions and he said, Well llahi there will come a time where we're fitna will rain upon each and every single one of your homes like a strong storm.
Like a strong storm, not just think about when it rains, or if there's a storm ever wherever you are, and you're within the vicinity of that storm, water will hit your home, something will touch you, you will feel the effects of this storm. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is teaching his companions no matter what you do, no matter how much 200 200 you pray, how much Salah you pray, how many times you go for Hajj to how devoted you are fitna will find you. You will go through this hardship, you will taste a hardship at all different levels. Some homes might be flooded, either homes will just feel a drizzle, other homes will be somewhere in between. The point is we're all
going to taste this hardship, and we're tasting this hardship right now. Whether it's outside of our homes or inside our homes, we're tasting this fixture right now.
So we see this light at the end of the tunnel.
And we're in a grind or a blender right now. So how do we get out of this?
What are the things that we want to keep in mind to help us facilitate this journey towards that light at the end of the tunnel? brothers and sisters I want to share with you three points number one,
especially to our young people have come to the lights a holiday today.
And we see so many of our thammarat our fruits in this audience here today, young people, I want you to understand one thing.
If you don't change your attitude, not your actions, your actions will come later. But if you don't change your attitude and your perception about your life, and what is to come five and 10 years from now, then understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala, as part of his Sunnah will create a very difficult life for you. So what are we talking about? The attitude of young people, and I think this is where many hot teams and lectures try to get to, they try to get to the point. It's not that these people are bad human beings. It's just their attitude and their mindset and the way they think it's bankrupt. There's a bankruptcy happening in the mind. There's a bankruptcy happening in the
heart. This is why if you go to a conference or a lecture, and you walk outside to the entrance, and you see a group of youth talking, brothers and sisters, I've tried this, Well, lucky you can't repeat some of the words some of the filth that these young people are using in the masjid in the house of Allah azza wa jal, guys want to sit and chill and talk about basketball, because every single one of them feels as though once they can dribble a ball, they become a candidate to play professional basketball. So they start trash talking to one another, using cuss words, what going back and forth. And they do this in the house of Allah. If you ever want to know what I'm talking
about, just see for yourself pass by a group of these young people who are sitting back, they don't know set them why they come, they just knowing what's going on. They don't know how to shake hands, and they don't understand the health of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he tells you, when you shake the hand of your brother, then sins are being removed. Instead, they give dabs or do you give props to one another. This is the kind of attitude and the mentality that they have, they've lost their identity. And if they haven't lost that identity, they're not proud of who they are. They'll make comments like, you see that guy over there that's got a tattoo, His ears are all
pierced, I would do the same thing. If I wasn't Muslim. It's almost as if it's a guilt trip for them. That unfortunately, because I'm Muslim, I can't do my hair like her. I can't put those bangs, I can't put that color because I gotta wear hijab.
Now, this is not completely their fault, but young people pay attention. Because this attitude that you have,
what happens is that those who are younger than you, you become their role models now. So when you guys are playing ball with each other, and you're trash talking and swearing to one another, but the poor young kid whose father says, Look, there's some Muslim kids over there, go play with them. He has no idea that his child is being more corrupted than if he was playing with some non Muslims is no idea that that's what's happening to his child. So you young adults, I can't even call you men. At this point. I'm going to call you boys. I'm going to call you boys because you're not there yet. So all the boys understand whether with this attitude, this is what a law requires of you in court.
And when a law tells you to do righteous deeds, Allah azza wa jal is saying change your attitude and change the way you think. You look at your parents and you think maybe your parents can't speak English properly. They haven't gone to school like you have, they haven't gotten the degrees that you have. They're not as educated as you have. They're not as fit and strong as fast as you are. But guess what Allah azza wa jal said to you child, Alice's wallet and her Huma wakulla, Houma colon, Karima
It's the action of when somebody is in a swimming pool, and they take their hand and they splash the water, and the effects of that splash go on their face. That's what 10 hot is. A lot says, Don't splash their face with words. Even if they're good words, and they don't like it. Don't splash them. Don't leave this negative image that you're either upset with them a lot, didn't even speak about saying anything. I was just talking about your facial expression. I was just talking about your attitude towards them. Even if you dislike something about your mom and dad, Allah says don't show that dislike this to them bottled up and keep it to yourself. That's the respect you show to mom and
dad. Those are the real role models of your life. Ask any one of you
Parents Do you want my life to be miserable, they'll tell you know, anyone, any parent out there will say to you, I just want the best for my child. So young people, students, cut them some slack and give them a break. If they can't speak to you and communicate to you in the language that you want, then you figure out what they're trying to say. Don't say to them, Mom, you can't speak English. Get out of here, I don't want to talk to you, Dad, you don't understand me, you don't understand my problems. But parents, I will come to you in a moment because there is a responsibility for you and I as well. So the first thing, the first advice that I leave you with, if
you want to see the light at the end of this tunnel,
young people especially Think about your attitude about your life,
about the people who are closest to you, the people that love you, the people that have supported you, the people that buy you things when you want the people who give you a job when you don't have any money, the things that you want and desire. These are the two individuals that are there to give them all to you. May Allah azza wa jal blessing honor, our parents will love them. I mean, here's the second point.
The second point is crucial. Because the second point is the role models of these kids. Who do they look up to?
Who is that individual, or those people or that group that they find inspiration to, I have to admit that many of the hotties and lecturers have done a terrible job at this, and I'll tell you exactly what I intend. Many of the hotties, and lecturers have this close minded attitude that whenever you deal with the youth, you get into this defensive mode. So in other words, if they say something to you, you need to respond with an A or Hades and tell them and show them how long you are, you don't know what you're talking about, you have no knowledge, I'm the chef. So listen to what I'm saying. And parents, we play a role at the fault of this method. Because what we do is if we can get through
to our children, if we can't teach them to slam properly, then you know what you've done, you've taken that child and send them to that Sunday Islamic school and say here, fix my child for an hour or two. And make sure that they're okay, when they come back to me, I'm going to go to Tim Hortons and relax for a bit. And then you go just look after my child, if you don't do their bring them to Muslim con or say doggy or the chef or that chef and say here, counsel my child and fix them. I'm going to go and have a cigarette and I'll be back.
This is this is never going to work. Our common sense is telling us this, it's never gonna work.
You see a billboard when you're driving on the highway.
And it says something filthy. Like it shows like a casino or something. And it shows like some sort of profanity attached to it. Usually parents what we do is we cover our children's eyes and say don't know, don't look at that.
Perhaps you may want to try something a little different. and inspire your children to be leaders and say to your child, you know what, son, one day, you're gonna be the one to remove that Billboard. One day, you're going to be the one to teach Canada, America and the world. The effects of this the effects of drinking, the effects of alcohol, the effects of gambling, the effects of Xena, you're going to be the leader, oh my son. So I want you to see this, but learn from it and educate yourself how long and how hard on and the ramifications of this inspire your children to become leaders. When people come to you, and they criticize your Islam is unjust and unfair to
women. Your Islam doesn't understand life in 2015. It's backwards. The Sharia has no place in this world, in this government in this system. You know what your response should be? turn the tables, turn the table and ask that individual.
How come when I work a minimum wage job, paycheck to paycheck. At the end of the day, I can still go home. And I'm happy. My home is filled with harmony and peace. And no matter how unjust you think this system is that I live in, I still find peace. nothing bothers me in this world.
nothing bothers me. No matter how difficult My life is, I can buy a brand new car today. And that brand new car could crash tomorrow and I will still wake up and say Alhamdulillah at least I'm still alive. That's just the call. I'll replace it. I'll get another one. I'll do something. My house burns down today. Alhamdulillah I'll get another one. I'll live somewhere.
This is from Allah, Allah is testing me. A Muslim is so intelligent Subhana Allah that a Muslim can find benefit from the most trivial, simplest, simplest things. A Muslim can go outside and wash his car and find some kind of fat eater in the that he's getting exercise. He's working his arms, his his car is going to look clean. So that is a article of faith that is a part of his Amen. So people are going to judge him and see that martial law in his car is clean. This guy knows how to take care of his thing. They'll come inside the house and say Mashallah The house is clean the mother Mashallah she's working very hard. People always notice when your house is dirty, they never notice
when it's clean. So by default, they'll notice my shell a lot of Article law, this person pays attention to the little things. That's the beauty about being a Muslim, young people, when you're sitting in class and you're studying Shakespeare and calculus, you're probably thinking to yourself, what am I ever going to use this, but for a Muslim?
For a Muslim, you say to your heart one day, this will be beneficial to me one day in sha Allah, maybe I might become a daddy. And somebody may ask me about the ruling on one of these things about who Shakespeare really was? Did he say A, B or C? is this? Is this in relation to Islam? Or is it not? Maybe some kind of, you know, oblivious question will come out like this. And you're the only person qualified to respond. Maybe a level honor you through this. And so parents
who are the role models you have set for your children?
Who are the children? Oh, who are these people looking up to? If you use a Kleenex garbage and you throw it, what do you think your child will do? Your child will do the exact same thing with their water bottle with their own Kleenex and before you know it, they take part in keeping the msgid filthy. It keeping wherever they go just becomes one big massive chaos. This is something Allah has Silla Jen mentions in Nepal and in verse number 177 of solitude Baka. Allah azza wa jal tells the Muslims after 2000 years they were facing they were facing towards Jerusalem. So they had that Tabler of Benny is raw.
But after 2000 years, Allah azza wa jal gave them their own Kibler.
The first thing Allah azza wa jal says to them. Lisa Boudreau and to well Lou, would you have come kibble and measure if he was Muslim? Don't you dare think that righteousness is when you turn your face towards the east and the west, while are Kindleberger Roman.
But real righteousness is the one who believes what is a lot. So as you're talking about its attitude. You want to be inspiring. Parents, you want to be role models for your children. Look in the mirror
and ask yourself What do you see? Do you see a Muslim? Who's reciting Quran? Who's practicing their Deen, who's kind who's patient?
All of this you have to ask yourself and you have to critique your own personality, which leads us to the third and the final point. The third and the final point and that is what is the parents role in facilitating our young people to reach the light at the end of this tunnel? This is what I will conclude with in the second part of the HIPAA for our parents and children may Allah azza wa jal give them strength. May Allah azza wa jal honor them in this world and the author, especially for our young people, may Allah azza wa jal preserve and protect them from the fifth of this world. May Allah azza wa jal ease their affairs or why you don't know what these children go through. If you
haven't walked into a high school or college recently. Do yourself a favor and go and see what these children battle with for six and seven and eight hours a day, go and see the pressures that they're dealing with. Go and see the fitna that they're dealing with so that you can at least have a taste of what it feels like to be a youth in 2015 May Allah azza wa jal make it easy for them a lot. I mean, a call on that a smart one was stuff at all it welcome what he said in Massimino in Cali them for stuff it all in the hallway, la foto Rahim Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah while early he was Herbie he woman wider, Mr. Barrett. So as we've begun this hotbed. I
said to you, that there is hope. These young people today are intelligent. They're studying subjects, especially about Islam that most of us have probably never heard of. You're studying different theories about life. You're studying different sciences, Most m&ms are not qualified to speak about. There is hope that
Things will change in sha Allah, things will become better. And sha Allah, the Muslims will be strong again, this is a lost promise. This is a lost promise for this oma, no matter how much we fall into the gutter right now, a lot. So Adele promises us this omae you will be leaders again, you will control again, you will be in charge again, you will be in the front again. But us parents, especially us,
I don't know how else to say it. Except if you haven't already done so. It's time for you and I to wake up. And it's time for you and I to understand that our responsibility towards our children is not to make sure that they finish their chores. It's not to make sure that they get their homework done alone. And that's it. It's not to make sure that they can fulfill all of the commands that are responsibilities of the home. But it's inspire these kids and make them feel good about themselves. Make them feel good about the little that they know. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, every single time he saw a young child, he grabbed that young child even it wasn't even his kid. He
grabbed the young child, it would throw the child up in the air and just give it happiness and joy just to make sure the child would laugh and he would leave. How is it that a man like him, would actually shorten his Salah? Because he heard a child crying? He could shorten his conversation with Allah azza wa jal was cut short because a young child needed attention.
What about when we're not in solder,
and the child wants your attention, but you're busy. Because you just got the new iPhone, you just got a brand new iPad, you're always on the phone, you're always busy with something else, and you have no time for it. I remember I met a mother one time and she said to me, that every time she goes home from work on our way to work, she texts her children to make sure that the eat that the chores are done. So by the time she gets home, she will have some time with them alone. So she takes it upon herself to make sure that look when I come home, it's family time. It's time for just you and I put away everything else. It's just you and I alone. These are some of the etiquettes some of the
traditions we've lost. Our culture has come into play. Our bad habits have come into play. Our attitudes have come in the way and as a result, these children look at you as no more than just another person in their life. If that is the situation for you ask Allah azza wa jal to give you strength and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to change your circumstance. And we ask Allah azza wa jal to put Baraka in our homes, to put Baraka in our children and to put bottlecap in our marriages, Allahumma amin, brothers and sisters, this is just food for thought. It's just something to tickle your interest. It's just something to tickle your thoughts. This is a rare opportunity that we all
get to sit like this without any work and without any school. So it's an opportunity for us, especially myself to be reminded, I have just recently become a father. So these are things that I am thinking about from my own daughter. What is she going to be 10 and 15 years from now, the scariest thing about me, and all of the parents sitting here know exactly what I'm talking about. You could be a daddy, you could be a practicing Muslim. You could memorize color and you could have a good home. But at the end of the day, you just never know what your child will become. You don't know what this child what choices they will make, what pressures they're going to face. I can only
instill the teachings that I have to my daughter, to your own children. But at the end of the day, that is the effort that Allah azza wa jal requests from you leave the rest to him. Leave the rest to Allah do your part. And so parents are lucky from my heart. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give you strength, because you are our fathers and our mothers that Allah himself has entered in the Quran. And so we honor you in this world may Allah azza wa jal love and accept you our mothers and fathers Allahumma mean, children. You are the future of this oma May Allah azza wa jal bless you with knowledge. May Allah azza wa jal bless you with authentic understanding of that knowledge. May Allah
azza wa jal protect you from the ficta in this world the trials in this world the hardships in this world may Allah azza wa jal
protect you from all of this along. I mean, these are the words that we conclude with my brothers and sisters. We send peace and blessings to our Rasul salotto Rob B was Salam O Allah. Can I'm on a cicada hautala Phaeton ze in de la Mola. ekata who you saw lunarlon be yeah yo Latina amen all sudden do it he was suddenly more Taslima Allahumma salli. ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed came so late Allah Ibrahim Allah early Ibrahima innaka homido Majeed Allahu Moffitt in will see me No one will see the man when he woke me now one minute Allah here in Houma Ahmed in a car even semi or Mooji Buddha with Allahumma Inanna seleukid Jenna Mercado de la Herman Colin our Iman when I was a
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