How the Quran teaches us what to do #22 Invite to Allah With Wisdom and Good Instruction

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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah so today it's verse 125, of suta 10, which I keep saying this every time I choose a verse, but it is one of my favorite sources. However, we'll come to sort of denial inshallah, in the very, very, very, very near future. So that's a hint to of our next series in sha Allah, Allah, but that's all I'm gonna say. So verse number 125. This is one of the most famous verses of the entire course and the teach us how to invite others to Allah subhanho wa Taala, which of course as you and I know, which is Islam to worship one creator and one creator alone. Now here is the methodology of how the Quran

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teaches us to do the first thing Allah subhanho wa Taala says is odo. odo literally means to invite people now think about how we invite people to anything, whether it be into our homes, to our messenger to an event, whatever the case is, you basically send out an invitation, and if they want to respond Alhamdulillah, but if they don't, you move on. So the idea here is that Allah azza wa jal wants us to encourage others to consider or at least learn and look at this way of life. And Islam. Take some time to encourage people and invite them to the masjid, perhaps to your home to have to perhaps to another area, place or neutral setting at a coffee shop or something, or even just having

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conversations. dour literally is to have conversations and encourage people to see your perspective to share with them. So racism is a pretty hot topic. And you know, in this day and age, so talk to them about what racism really is at least Turman Islamic perspective. So the conversation could sound like, you know, in my religion, this is the way that we look at these kinds of issues, lots of protests, lots of campaigns, in my religion, this is how it's been taught to us, when we have, you know, something that we stand for, that we're passionate for, this is how we go about campaigning, and seeking support and bring awareness to those issues. And just, that's all part of oduro. But

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then Allah specifies Ls abelia Rob big to the path of your master. Here's the thing, guys, Allah does not say Isla de neotropic, to my religion. Now, the point here is very simple, sebelah path, meaning encourage, and invite others to anything, anything that leads them to Allah. So even if it means just a simple conversation, even if it means just to socialize, even if it means is to have fun about something, the point is, they see that personality in you. So whatever is being pumped out to them in the media or online, they see something very different when they're actually talking and engaging with you. You know, when I first became chaplain with the Toronto Police Service, obviously

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to lots of people were against it, lots of people had their own opinions about it. And every now and then I found myself when I actually had conversations with the people who were willing to understand, you know why I took this position what I was doing for a living, what I preach and teach when they actually took the time to sit there and hear me out. And I explained certain things to them. We we became and remained friends until this day, it's almost been five years now I've been chaplain and we have been really great friends till now. And I didn't shove the Shahada down their throats. I didn't say you know, you got to come to my message, orals, there's no relationship. we

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socialize, have a good time we laugh. And it was out of their own courtesy towards me. It was out their own euro respect. They were like, Can we come to the masjid? Can we come to your MOS? Can we sit down and observe a Friday prayer? I said yeah, absolutely. That's what Udo Ls avilio topic is all about. It's facilitating a path that could lead people to think about or at least Connect. Who is this creator? How do I know that he's there like how to let me see a religion or a path or a way of life as an alternative of what I'm living, that could actually be better for me, in whatever capacity, this could be actually a better choice for me. That's what odorless Arabic is all about.

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So keep in mind, when you hear people say we got to give the Dawa to Islam we've got an invite people to Allah to La ilaha illAllah Yes, that's all great. But there's a starting point before you get into all of these, the the theory and the knowledge and the debates and critiquing other religions. This is not the way that you start off a conversation with somebody who isn't Muslim. It's just about being yourself, be a good person. Be a good man, a good woman, just be somebody that people can get

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Along with that you're you're able to people can tolerate your presence. People can know that, okay, that's not the religious police coming. That's our colleague, that's our friend. That's somebody that we can hang out with once in a while and let them see Islam. Let them see who you are through just your social interaction. Then aluk continues. Now it gets into the nitty gritty. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, How do you do this? That's the billion dollar question. Okay, we understand what we have to do. So how do you do it? Allah subhana wa tada tells us, Bill hikma, that's one and number two, while malware evil tail has center and let's to so the first thing is wisdom. Notice it's not

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knowledge, why knowledge always comes before wisdom. And to have wisdom, you need some knowledge. What is wisdom, the scholars teach us that you wisdom is literally to place things where they belong at the right place at the right time. So when we're saying about wisdom, it's about having those conversations and those interactions at the right place at the right time. You know, the guys playing basketball or you know, he's, you know, he's sitting there, he's socializing with his friends and you're like, Hey, listen, can I talk to you guys about Islam? That's not wisdom. As you're playing basketball, or you're playing some kind of sport, you're you're shouting or Bismillah

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you take a shot, like dudes like what are you saying? What language is that? Well actually in my religion, but no, it's not the right place to do that. Actually, we found this to whom Allah subhanho wa Taala prays to have wisdom we found how to use this and how to when is the right place and right time in another sort of sulit Look man, your command Allah he said I'm Allah praises his wisdom. How? Because Look, man, early Salaam when he wanted to give advice to his son, Allah azza wa jal says, what is the cause local man is the is the is the term that's used that look men early slim, found the right time and place to have this conversation with his son. His son wasn't

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preoccupied in some other activity or doing other things. It was just the right time. And he maximized he took, he took advantage of that moment. And so I'll give you guys a real quick story. You know, one time I stopped at a traffic light, and I was listening to a talk, and it was on my cell phone, it was connected to the car. So you know how when you connect your YouTube, a YouTube video to your car, the phone is still open, it's still on, you could see the picture, the images, the video. So I put my phone on the passenger seat, and I stopped at a light and I'm listening to this talk. And a chef is doing his thing. This white guy pulls up beside me. And he's in this huge

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pickup truck. And I had my windows down and he happened to look into my car. And he looked at the passenger seat and he saw images of this Arab ship with his you know, she mouth on with his scarf on. And he looked at it and he's like, and he says to me, he's like, what are you listening to that for? And I told him and I said, this is the first thing that popped into my mind. I said to him, this is my life. It makes me the best human being I can be. And he's like, and he starts giggling will sarcastically He's like, Yeah, whatever. I pulled out a business card. And it just so happened that it was a Toronto Police business card with my name on it. So I said, Look, I said to him, I

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said, Look, if you have anything you want to talk about, or a question, Here's my card. This dude actually got out of his car, took the card from my hand and went back into his car. And he actually contacted me later on that afternoon, he apologized. And he said, Look, you know, I just hear a lot of things. I have colleagues who are Muslims, and they you know, I see them doing certain things and it just annoys me and and I just want you know, I just kind of let out a little bit of frustration on you apologize. That's it. I responded to him. I asked him what his name was. I asked him if he had any questions. And Subhanallah he had a lot of questions. He had a lot of questions about who

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Allah is, does Allah really promote hate? Does Islam encourage hate etc, etc. Basically, everything that he heard on the news, he asked about it. And that man Subhana Allah until this day is still asking questions about our Deen. I didn't say you know, come on to my house. I'm going to teach you how to pray. I didn't say to him Look, you know, this is the core and here's a copy of it. I waited until the right time in the right place for me to do that. I haven't seen that man ever since but we're still communicate with each other. And anything that he asks me for I have sent so much material to him. And it actually looks like he's reading this stuff. So it's about wisdom guys. Got

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to know when to do it when when it's the right place.

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In the right time, keep in mind, this is not just for strangers. This is your own family. If you've got kids that are just going into Mars, you know, and you're here on earth when it comes to trying to teach values to them, and they're just going to the complete opposite direction, right place right time in teaching people to do the right thing, never starts off as a shouting match, or as an argument. You don't start screaming, repeat after me, Allahu Akbar. Repeat after me, let's say the Shahada. That's not dour. That's just silly. There's no wisdom behind that. What are you encouraging people to do? So it's really important that you you look at how the messenger or the subtle Salaam

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invited people to his path to listen to him to at least hear him out. It's really important to note, there isn't a single hadith of him shouting at anybody and a or Hadeeth. He never argued in a with anybody. He literally was the runner to literally be the mercy to all of mankind. Then Allah subhanaw taala continues, well Mourinho still has an Mourinho wherever we spoke about this term in a previous video. So I will encourage you, and even if you go back to our Ramadan series, I've spoke about this term quite a bit, very, very briefly, Mauer is the kind of reminder that you give to somebody that really comes to their heart, it really hits it penetrates their heart. So they

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actually sit there and they think about it, that requires wisdom and knowledge that requires for you to put some thought to Okay, exactly what you want to say and how you want to say it, and when to back off, when not to say certain things. That's that's what Mozilla and alesse has, has center. So it's got to be really deep. It's got to be thought provoking. It's got to be something that really comes from a deep part of your heart, which deal whom ability he is. And here's the question that all Prophets and Messengers go through a tough time when they preached a love message. Yes. Did people try to attack them and persecute them? Yes, there isn't a single prophet that didn't have

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that weren't subjugated towards this kind of treatment, but they never gave up on their message. I'm not saying that you and I now, when we're in that predicament that we have to just continue, continue. Obviously, you do what you ever whatever it is that you can to remain safe and remain peaceful. But at the same token, understand, Tao is one of the most difficult things a Muslim can be involved in. And we're all required to do it to some capacity. But realize and understand, it is not easy. To invite people to consider a different way of living and doing things is not an easy decision. And you're going to get resistance. A lot of it. Your as a matter of fact, when we think

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back of the Prophet noakhali, his salary, 950 years, he's encouraging people to just listen to him listen to La ilaha illAllah, this is the message etc. 950 years, how many, how many people do you think actually have responded to him? Maybe about 10 to a dozen persons actually said, okay, we believe you. Everybody else in 950 years said, No, this guy's crazy. They called him names, they threatened him so many different things, that tells us, this is not going to be easy. Most of the time, you're going to feel the hate, you're going to see that you're going to experience it. And so I'm encouraging all of you to be ready for that. But at the same time, ensure that you're safe.

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Ensure that you don't put yourself in a dangerous situation. That's not dalawa. But he also just makes sure that when you do talk to have these conversations and somebody starts cursing at you, somebody starts yelling at you, somebody starts quoting things misquoting things, start throwing things that they heard on the news that they read on some mumbo jumbo websites somewhere and they start pulling all of this stuff to you, then understand when to back off. Maybe not saying anything or download to that individual is not the right thing to do. So back off, that smell a little hustle legit deal home builder t here x and J Dilla. literally means to argue, but it's not saying are you

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dry to anybody means that if somebody's shouting at you respond in a way that civilized and dignified, but respond that's gentler is that you're still doing you're saying something you're not just Okay, you know what, I'm just going to take my burden, I'm going to take all the hate, I'm going to take all the bad treatment and I'm going to walk away peacefully, this is a slab know, a love wants you to preserve some sense of self respect and dignity. Right? have dignity for yourself that at the end of the day, you're not doing anything wrong. You're not trying to make people do the wrong things or to be bad people. You're encouraging people to be peaceful, to be positive

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contributors, but at the same time, from a religious angle, in terms of their heart, their focus, you want them to focus on that creator, you want them to be introduced to who Allah Subhana

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All the time is that takes time that takes wisdom that takes a lot of patience. In Nora Becca, who will remember Lawrence Bailey will who will be more interesting in a nutshell, Allah subhanho wa Taala knows who is the one that is going to choose to go astray to go in a different direction. In other words, that's not our job. Our job is not to pile up as many shadows as we can. Our job is not to convert people to Islam, we have to change that attitude. That's not the goal of Darwin. The goal of Darwin is to encourage and invite people to consider a different way of doing things. And let them discover that process through your wisdom, your knowledge, your action, your example. That's

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what you want them to see. You want them to see the practice, you want them to see the real life version of the teachings of the poor, and right in front of them, you are their source to this religion, because you work with them, you go to school with them, you're friends with them. So you are the true example. So be that example. But if they choose still to be on a different path, that's okay. Allah is aware of that, well who are in them will be monitored. And this is the most important part of all of this. And this is what we conclude with insha Allah with Allah, Allah is fully well aware of who is going to be rightly guided. In other words, that's Allah saying, it's not your job a

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lot and so Joel told the messenger sallallahu earlier was an inner killer demon. But while Akina La Jolla, de Masha wahoo lm will be more dedicated ended off the exact same way in soldiers old castles, tells us the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, you can't guide people that you love. Well, our kin, Allaha de Masha, Allah, Allah, Allah guides, whomever he wishes, and he also has the true knowledge of what is in people's hearts, if they're going to receive that guidance or not, that's a lost territory, don't get involved in that conversation. So this is one yet again, another area that teaches us how to invite others to the religion to to a better way to a peaceful way to awaited,

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that certainly makes their life a whole lot easier. And that is all about connecting to their Creator. But of course, this is one of many other verses in the Quran that teaches us how to behave and how to do things in our lives. So with that being said, hope this gives you some perspective of how to teach Islam to your children, to your family, to relatives, everybody, this a a 125 really makes life a whole lot easier. You know, very often is the last, you know, I guess you could say thought that I have that I wanted to share with you, you know, very often when I'm in family gatherings, gatherings with friends in the community, sometimes you know, you'll be put on the spot

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and somebody will ask you could you explain something about this subject? Could you talk about this, what's really highlighted what's really hot on and we're all sitting in like a middle of a barbecue, and we're all laughing and we're talking about some funny thing that happened two years ago. And then all of a sudden somebody pops up with like a fifth question. And what I do most of the time, so we can talk about that later. Not right now. Because I know it's not the right time. And it's not the right place. We're socializing. That's part of their way too. We're laughing we're having a good time. That's part of our two people can see the softer side of your personality. And this is where

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it'll sahabas it'll do a lot more on him. used to say we used to see the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, sometimes he would laugh You could see his molar teeth. I don't even know how to laugh that much to somebody can see my molar teeth. But that's the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam had this like soft, gentle, but kind of fun personality about himself as well. And so that's what we all need to keep in mind. Don't go around and representing Islam and you're allergic to smiling you're allergic to saying hi how are you? Don't do that. Because that is not from the Sunnah of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam but that being said, may Allah subhanho wa Taala always

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continue to give us the strength, the knowledge and the wisdom to encourage and invite others to the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the best way possible. May Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to teach us his beautiful message in the Quran. And in the Sunnah of our Prophet alayhi salatu salam ala him and me. Does that come along later on everybody Till we meet again? Take care what's said Mr. alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato