Channel: Musleh Khan
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I just want to begin by saying to all of you, I've said this actually last night to the brothers there as well. So I want to say to all of you,
to thank Allah and then thank all of you for having me here this evening amongst you and inviting me and welcoming me to be a part of your community. I just want to say that ask Allah to really bless all of you and showery is one of
his one of that upon each and every one of you, and this word, but I'm going to talk a little bit about it and chulmleigh. Tonight, as we continue with our discussion, I don't really have a topic that I wanted to talk to you about. It's not actually a topic where I say, this is what it is, and we're gonna discuss it. What I really want to do this evening is I just want to talk through here.
There's a couple of things that I've been thinking about a lot, not only in my, the short time that I've been here on the island, but it's more so with all of my travels, I've done anywhere I've gone in the world, there's always certain things that come to mind. And you think about when you meet different Muslims, different cultures and different communities everywhere we go.
And one thing that I think is really valuable to all of us here is the salon that we keep greeting each other with.
You know, I've been to some communities where it's almost uncomfortable to say certain to someone else, especially when you don't know that some communities are gone to it's almost the most uncomfortable feeling. But not here. Here, it's uncomfortable. If you don't say something to someone, it's the complete opposite. There's just a level of warmth amongst the brothers and sisters that you suddenly when you see that person recognizes your fellow brother or sister, your first day you start off with a sort of equal. So I want to tell you a little bit about what exactly it is that you're doing right now.
Number one, this is actually the first greeting that Allah gave the first human being that he ever created as a prophet. And it's the first greeting that he taught him.
And he tells Adam, this greeting is going to be the greeting of your progeny, all of the children that come after you, this is going to be their official greeting. So memorize it, and don't ever forget it. And this greeting has three levels, three levels to it. Now the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon and he told us about each of these levels, because a man came to him one time and just said, a certain wide angle. So the Prophet says 10
just says I shut up, he responds to the losses while he was filming this is actually
what this means is that 10 records for you.
Another man later on came and said to him as more of a mental wall.
So the Prophet he responds, and then says 2020 rewards for you. Then a third man later on set a certain while equal monumental lucky one attitude. In another narration wallbottle Capital One on film. And so the Prophet peace be upon in response to that man, it says 30 you get 30 rewards by simply doing that complete greeting itself. So when we greet each other, it's more than just a Hello. It's more than just a setup. The salon is actually considered to be a universal greeting for all of mankind. The Judaism, religion has it. The Christianity, religion has it. various religions, they know they all have different forms of the service, the same concept.
The second point that I want to share with you with the setup is the shaking of the hands. Now we shake hands with each other all the time.
Our Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him once told us that when two individuals they shake hands, and they shake it literally up and down like this, sins are being removed from both of those individuals. And I remember I had one Islamic professor who taught me this narration
and he shook my hand
whoever else is calling himself the library. So I learned the narration and he taught it to me. So here's what we're trying to do. Now, not neither one of us want to let go of each other's heads, because we want all of our sins just to be thrown out as much of it. So we're like this 20 minutes in the conversation going, he's not letting go of me. And I'm not letting go of him, until it became to a point where we started actually smiling at each other, because we were both doing the exact same thing to one another. So I just have with us and Shapiro, I'm only gonna let go have your hands because it's gonna get uncomfortable. That's why I said to this is gonna be uncomfortable, he told
guess I was the one who gave up and he did is
what that taught me was something really, really wonderful about our religion, then even the salon erases all that hatred and animosity, theories that you might have for anyone, it goes out the window, just by the salon itself. So after this discussion, when you go and you greet one another, really value that greeting amongst each other, with the value of what it means to say, a setup to someone else. Because not only is this the universe, the universal greeting for all of mankind, but you guys are fulfilling an order of your Creator, even in sort of in the service of the women. Allah says in that Surah Now listen to this verse. One of the names of the Sunnah is
to hear, to hear actually comes from the word high yield, which means to bring life to something.
So the seller is called a to hear because what does it do to a relationship between you? And especially somebody you don't know? You've brought life to that relationship? The sudden leads to another question. Okay. Hi. Like, how are you asking? How are you doing? Where are you from? What is the first time I've seen you in this semester, you live around here, and all of a sudden, that relationship starts to get a life to it.
A lot calls the seller to hear. And what's interesting is listen to the wording of this. It's mind boggling to some degree, Allah says we either need to rely
on ever this greeting comes to you, for how you, Allah says, to respond to it be dealing with something better than what you've got. So what does that mean? If the person says to you or someone at home?
Online is telling you respond with something better? So what are you going to say? Why do you call set out to lunch long or too long?
Unless to increase it to something more? Why? Because that's how you bring life to relationship. Hasn't it happened to you? I bet you met a brother one time and you like someone why they come and he's like, why they cool said matoba he mobile cat when you're like, Whoa, you don't want to show love. I think it's good to meet you. Others Good to meet you too. And you suddenly start to develop some kind of likeness to the weather, and you have no idea who he is. That's what the celeb does.
I got reminded of this concept. When I arrived in Bermuda. You guys revised that for me in my mind. Because in Toronto, Western Canada and so on. The southern is just the center. Actually, you know, some of the Americans, you know exactly what he was asking. Remember, that's all it is just the signs, then the responses was sudden, you know, it's lost its value to some degree. Do you guys still have that? What my emphasis to you is hold on to it and value. Don't trivialize what you have with each other.
And having said that, that's my warm up for tonight's discussion. Now I'm going to really start to talk about what I want to talk to you about this evening and show well. Last night with the brothers and sisters, I started a topic, which is perhaps one of the most important topics that I ever discuss wherever I go. That is the topic of knowledge and how to welcome knowledge in your life.
It doesn't matter where you come from. It doesn't matter of your status or your authority, how old you are, how young you are. Your religion orders you to constantly learn I'm sure a lot of us we know that tradition the Prophet peace be upon what is you say? Knowledge is something that you strive for from the cradle.
to the grave, it never ends. Your whole life is devoted to that. What that means is you don't literally have to walk around with a book or a pamphlet, every single moment you have. What it means is that you constantly have to desire to keep learning. Don't let that desire in your heart died out. Because if it doesn't, then everything around you starts to crumble. Why is knowledge so important for us? Allah says, In the poor as a woman in Canada,
there was once upon a time when you were dead,
came to life. What makes you alive? What is this verse talking about? It's talking about knowledge. Once you move on, we make that person that we gave life to we made him a beaming light, neuron, Yun Shi v fitness, that beaming like that in there, he likes got some of that knowledge, he becomes a beaming light of guidance amongst the people. What's your first reaction without anybody even telling you? What's your first reaction when you meet a person with knowledge, automatically walk in them, you respect them, you suddenly want to unload problems, so that anything is everywhere we go as a student of knowledge myself, and as students of knowledge that are here as well, everywhere you
go, and people recognize you have that ability, they respect you. So knowledge gives you that spiritual life. Now Allah says the MGB fitness, Allah says he's walking in the vehicle, doesn't say amongst the people, unless there's the student here, this person of knowledge is fitness. He is within the people. What he means is that this student of knowledge is not in mingles with his community. He doesn't feel like he belongs on a throne. You don't have to come and kiss his hand or hug him or respect Him and do this. He's just like everyone else. You know how many times people came to assassinate the Prophet Mohammed? Salah lavoir, it was Sunday. And they could never find
There's actually one very famous narration of our men who hit a sword in his in his garment, very large sword. And he mingled amongst the people for months, and he started asking the people, where's that guy? Where is he? So the people says, you're actually in the city where he belongs, you can find him and so and so place. So the men would go to that tent, and he wouldn't find them there. The promise I saw him was not there, he probably was on some duty somewhere. Later on, demand gave up. He's like, I can't find this guy. Everybody's telling me to go here, go there, and I can't find him. later on. That man found out that one of the individuals that he was asking, Where is the Prophet
was the Prophet himself.
It was the prophet and stuff. And the Prophet knew that this man was after looking for him to assassinate them. So the man The Prophet said, of the response that you can find him in that sense of, this is where he is.
And it's unbelievable when you think that he was just like everyone else, just a normal person, go to the washroom, take a shower dress, just like the people. his bedroom, were just a few leaves from a date tree does have some of them, why not? Imagine just taking a few branches of that tree and laying it on the floor. That was his bed. This is the man that literally should be on a king sized mattress built just for himself. But he chose that he's going to lie down on the floor on top of similes. As a matter of fact, every day he would wake up and he would find these markings all over his chest. You ever been on a sharp object for a while? what it what it does? Well, that's exactly
what you'd wake up with every day. What does that tell you about who you are? A Muslim is somebody that's always humble. That's my first this topic of discussion for you. When it comes to opening that door of knowledge. You have to humble yourself. Do not allow knowledge to make you an arrogant person. How many times have you seen it yourself? How many times have you gone on YouTube where you've gone probably to some other part of the world. And you've stood up where the man stood up like this. And he's like, what's wrong with you people? You guys don't know this. You guys don't know that. I just started speaking out every single fault in you, every single fault in you. And in
addition to that, he leaves you with that. He doesn't tell you how to fix it. It is fundamentally wrong of me to sit here in front of you and present problems to you without giving you a solution. That's wrong of me to do that.
Because as a student of knowledge, given this position to address an audience, one lot, he is like the heaviest burden on my shoulder.
Because now, there's gonna come a time
when a lot is gonna grab me, and place me in front of him. And he's gonna ask me when you were in Bermuda, and all those individuals you talk to?
What do you do that for? Did you do that? Because it was an opportunity just to travel to Bermuda, enjoy the sun? Did you do that? Because you just want it to meet and get your popularity amongst a different community? What did you do that for? And I have to respond on behalf of every part sitting here tonight.
What What am I going to do? What am I saying? I can say is I asked a lot of waste and security in my heart and keep it there. And ask a lot of except this effort from you, because it's an effort that I take extremely seriously. So the first thing is that I have to do is to humble myself, I don't want anybody to feel that I am more superior to them in any way, shape, or form. People always say, Well, you know, after your students and knowledge who went and study you went from you did this and you did that, that he can love you.
That's just a little bit of goodness that Allah decided to give to whomever he wants. Or makes you think that you don't have something that I want. What makes you think that there's a great blessing amongst you that I wish I could have. Because I myself have those parts of my life where I wish I could improve them, but I can't. And there are strengths within you that we have to also make sure to appreciate. So the first thing is don't make knowledge cause you to be arrogant with anyone and the Prophet peace be upon him. One said that if you choose to learn, and you take knowledge and you learn it for the sake of fighting with others, getting in arguments with people denouncing them and
say, Okay, look, you don't even know what the center is no more come here. Let me fix you up and get into that kind of problem. And disagreeing with the issue you have or two scholars are this says that this is a type of knowledge that doesn't have any bottom canids. What's Polycom, bottom is defined as something that multiplies from one root. So if you plant a seed, and that seed starts to multiply goes into one tree, then all of a sudden another tree starts to another tree start going, you know, in, in the Arab countries, especially they have this thing called Nana, which is the mid leaf parents, they know exactly what this is very famous, very delicious, actually use it to cooking
and make tea. In Toronto, we also have this mid leaf a lot in the summertime, all we do is we take that one of those leaves, and we just stick it into the ground and planted by the end of the summer, there's a huge garden of this thing all over your yard. And you're just picking it picking it and you're making this nice team. That's called bunker, another meeting towards bottlecap. Another meaning behind it is that capital letter affirms, consult in a place in one position and doesn't move from them. Just listening to this definition. The camel that sits down and finds its place there and doesn't move. What that tells you about bottle cat is that bottle cat has a foundation.
And from that foundation, you start to get things that benefit from that foundation. So like camel is there. But that camel is also used for a number of different things you get milk out of it you either just use for transportation, like camels is like a Lexus of animals. You know, it's like a Lexus of animals. This is the animal that you can depend on to travel the entire world. And that's why even scholars even differ on the parts of account. You ever hear that narration of a going down on your knees sir, when you go for sujood are going down hands first. Do you know that that that concept is actually compared to a tradition of the Prophet peace be upon where it says don't go into
prostration? Like how the camel kneels down?
What's interesting is even scholars don't really know exactly what are the needs of a camel? Is it the front legs or is it the backwards because if you look at the way a camel sits, it bends both legs the exact same way. So scholars even different exactly isn't the front doors of the bath. So do you go hands down first or do you go needs to come first. So it's really interesting if that's what barbecue is all about.
Barack Obama also needs to fall in love with somebody and you can't stop thinking about falling in love, or you can't stop thinking about them. When you think about a lot,
how is your relationship with him? You, you, you think about a line, everything that you do you enter your car, you think about the luggage and get out of the car, you think about when you're traveling, when you're in the ocean, you think about a lot, because you just don't know what's underneath that ocean, right? For me, I'm terrified, I noticed the wrong place to say that, well, I have terrified of the ocean. I'm absolutely terrified from the water. The only kind of water that I can swim in is a swimming pool. Because I can see the bottom when I can't see the bottom of something of a problem. So I admired that bottle. Kevin, I'm lucky you guys that you guys can jump
in the ocean and have no problem with them. So all of this kind of luck.
And that's why when you're and when you say something has, it's more than just its inherent value.
Number two, so what's the first thing that opens the door of knowledge? Is that you humble yourself? Number two, is that to cleanse the heart, cleanse the heart? And what does it mean when we sink cleanse the heart. By this there's a this could be a whole beautiful discussion in and of itself. But when we say cleanse the heart is that you come towards knowledge with an open mind. Don't have these preset analogies and concepts in your mind, come with an open mind. Because what is that going to do for you? It doesn't matter where that change or that event study. As long as he is telling you something that is proven from the poor end, or from authentic traditions. Remember this, what are
you looking for, for added verses and authentic traditions. Then your responsibility as this person with a clean heart and humbled yourself, you start to open the door of knowledge to be poured into knowledge pours into your life, because you don't care about the finger no more you care about what's coming out of his or her mouth. Let me give you an example.
Give an example you all can relate to. There are certain places around the world that have a stigma attached to it. Okay, then stigma attached to it. For whatever reason, we don't care about the reason, whether it's the culture, whether it's the society, whether it's the people, whether it's whatever, we don't care about that. Now, if a guy or a brother or sister happens to take authentic knowledge from that place, and comes back to his city, goes back to Toronto, he wants to start preaching and teaching comes back to Bermuda wants to start preaching and teaching. This person who doesn't do doesn't deserve to be denounced, just simply because of where they've been. Their
knowledge has nothing to do with this. How do you train and facilitate yourself for that? Isn't you put aside the finger and pay attention to the information? Let me tell you, there are two things that you look for when you listen to a speaker. Okay, two things to look for. Look for the qualification where we've studied, right? Make sure that it's a place where they actually have gone and got some formal education, whether it's with a shape or an event or whether it's actually an institution, then look for that elevator is that they quote to you if it's relevant to the point that they're making. Look for those two things. Make sure that the evidence that they're saying to
you, it actually makes sense to what they're talking about. Number three, so the first thing is you humble yourself. The second thing is you cleanse your heart, cleanse your mind from any kind of animosity and hatred and pridefulness throw that out the window. A lot of the brothers and sisters This is one of the biggest issues that we have in our own life today. In the nation of Muslims all over the world. This is the biggest problem that we have is that people have these preset notions about their religion or they're just picking and choosing what they're looking for. You want to throw that out the window because you know what you do when you do that is you constantly closed
doors of any for you restricted to just one area. You don't want to do that.
Number three, when you look for knowledge, and you're taking knowledge from an individual look for the scholar that says I don't don't
look for the scholar that is not afraid to say I don't know. Email medic Rahim Allah. When he was on his bed and he was dying. He was asked more than
70 questions about Islamic laws and fit 70 questions. He responded, I don't know the 30 of them. Even a man traveled from one country all the way to another, all the way to him. And he traveled for days and days and days. And he says to the man, I have come from so and so country. And I've come to ask you just one question. I've traveled over and over and over to ask you this question.
So you've got medical school. So the man who responds and asks the question, mmm says,
Are you kidding me? You know, you don't know, I've traveled so far, you got to tell me something? What am I going to go say to the people want to go back to them? So imagine that access to him go and told them that email manding says, I don't know, go and tell them that I said, so.
Saying I don't know,
is very beautiful. If you can appreciate the final result, you can appreciate the final result. If you have a person that's always answering questions. And even some of those questions, you know, you can tell that this person probably doesn't know. But they're just afraid of embarrassment or something else. When you see that in an individual for that person, what he or she is doing is they're closing the door of knowledge for them, because why they will mentally convinced themselves that this is always going to be the answer to that question. But one of the companions of the Prophet SAW Lombardi was sort of his name was if not our best, it will do our best to learn the son
of our best.
This individual one said, it's absolutely foolish for a person to keep answering question after question after question.
Because what they're doing is, they're closing the doors for them to ever know the real answer to a question they wouldn't have known. You're closing that door for as opposed to the person who says I don't know, when they say I don't know, the door is always open until eventually, one person might come and give them the answer, that door shuts, that's what I don't know how to get in it. So you look for the scholar that has that humbleness in him, you look for the person that has a clean heart. And then you also look for an individual that knows his or her limits. Number four,
when it comes to opening the door of knowledge, now I want to talk a little bit about the family. I see a lot of kids here. See a lot of mothers, a lot of farmers, well, this is something a little bit special Just for you.
I know that I just became a father one year ago.
And it scares the heck out of me to think about where my daughter is going to be 10 and 15 years from now. It's the scariest thing in the world, because as a parent, we all just want the best for our children. So kids, I want to talk to you as well. So just hold on for a bit, I'm going to talk to you just now. But for us parents, you have to use a lot of intelligence on how you deal with children. And that's not because they just don't know what they're doing. It's because of the society your children are dealing with. Today in 2013. The pressures that children deal with is beyond this world. I remember like 100 years ago when I was in school, okay.
All right. You guys are sitting there waiting for somebody like 300, right?
A long time ago, when we were in school, having a cell phone was a big deal, right? Some of you probably never even had those luxuries given to you. What your routine is, before you go to school, you go to the farm, you milk the cows, you prepare the food, you do this, you do that at 3am in the morning, and then you go to school until the afternoon. That was your discipline. I mentioned this last night that today kids, they mature very slowly. It's a very slow process that childhood, you'll find like a 25 year old guy. He's still at home. He can't get a license. He can't get a job and can't do anything for himself. He's still dependent at home. He asked me
to join Charlie Oh, you'll find that the daughter she can fry it or boil an egg for you or something simple little little things they can do. But you as the mothers and fathers you were discipline to do that at a very, very young age. So part of you teaching your children to love this religion is you've got to understand the circumstance that they deal with. It's getting much more complicated. Unfortunately, it's not getting easier. Let me tell you what university students now are learning. I was asking. There's no official University on the island.
And then upon college, right? We tell you what's happening back there. In Canada and in America, some parts of your property even around the world now, your child may be sitting in university, learning Islam from a non Muslim professor, okay.
This professor will mention the Prophet Mohammed but he will never say sola Lombardi, it's not in their vocab to do that.
Then if they talk about his migration, he left the mecca he went to Medina, you and I, we know that he did that, because a lot told him to do that in a dream, go and seek a better life in this place. We know that. But these teachers won't tell your children that you know what they will say that more men, he went from Mecca to Medina to fulfill his economical pursues. It was all about business and money. That's what he did that for. Now your child is sitting in this classroom is hearing all of this. Everybody here knows when we say a heavy Asahi, what that means. It means that a heavy is authentic and traditional is authentic. We know that when we see that something is authentic, we
know that we don't need to question its validity anymore. We know that it has certain narrations, and all of these things can be verified as perfect and authentic. In the university, your child
is going to be taught that Sahih doesn't mean authentic anymore. What it means is a group of Muslims way, way back in the days they got together, and they came up with their own personal consensus. So it was actually a trap or a plan for only some Muslims to make this narration authentic. And that is why he became authentic. It didn't become authentic because everybody else made it that way. So really, and truly a Sufi Habiba for the orientalist professor. It's not authentic, no more, it's a trap that Muslims have made up for your children. So what does that do for your child, then they start doubting heavies mom that I don't want to read the other one to know about the Prophet one, I
don't need him in my life anymore. I'm just gonna stick to that. Well, there's a problem with them. Because if you stick with four, and now you will never ever be able to practice today. The poor as a matter of fact,
there are more than 60 verses of Allah saying to you, you need this other ingredient to make one complete recipe. Unique or entity you need is like to be one complete recipe. Otherwise, it's like the food that doesn't have don't taste. You're going to be eating, eating consumed, which you're not going to get anything out of it. How do you deal with this as parents, parents, you should be very concerned about this very concerned. Because you might already be seeing and experiencing for yourself that your children are growing up, and they don't share the same values as you anymore. So what's the first thing that you have to do? Number one, pay attention to kids pay attention to their
whereabouts, especially who their friends are? That is the number one thing I can't emphasize it to you enough. Who are your children talking to because you know something? If your child is not coming to you and talking to you about their problems, about how they're feeling, chances are they're doing it with somebody else. And that somebody else is going to probably say to that kid
who cares what your parents said to you. Don't worry about that cares for the slab is so backwards. Just Just do whatever you want. And if the child says no, no, no, my dad, my mom is I'm gonna get a Trump with them. I can't do that. But it'll take it one step further. By telling you they live up to their needs as bad people. Because they'll say well just put, put a separate outfit inside your bag. When you come to school or something, then you can be a different person here, you can be free, and then you can go back to jail when you go home. That's what they'll tell your children. know who your friends are.
If your child has Facebook, parents, you know what you should do. Get a Facebook account.
Don't be ashamed. Don't be like on Facebook. That's not my generation. Go into Facebook and see for yourself what your child is doing. Sometimes for some parents, it shocks the heck out of them. They can't believe that that is actually their own child. This is actually a huge phenomenon that just sprung out. And an alarming rate now in the West, where this is actually being an avenue where children can facilitate that double life. They can now do
with ease, because at home, and domestic with mom and dad, they can beat the Muslim that they want. But aside from that, mom, she doesn't even know how to turn on the computer. So he she can get away with that dad is too busy to be on that he's working all day so she can get away with that. know who your children are talking to? Before we even get there? How do you choose good friends for your children in the first place? How do you as a parent, guide your children towards that? This is where this is where things get a little tricky. It starts off by you instilling good values in your children, in sort of user, sort of user
usage constant as father, it comes to his father, or father or father or Father, I saw 11 stars, the sun and the moon, they all prostrated to me.
This here this dream is an enormous blessing, right? Imagine this blessing of seeing all of these planets in the stars, all of them prostrating to you. So the father understood exactly what that drug meant. He knew right away what the dream meant. So look what he tells us. He doesn't say sir Masha, Allah, we need to have celebration, you're going to be a star prophet One day, he doesn't say, Wow, we need to call your aunt and your uncle and let them know that you don't memorize the poor and you didn't just do nothing. What does he tell his son, that
don't tell anybody about the street? What does the father do? He protects his child. He protects his child from all the good things that that child has. The mothers, you have this responsibility moreso than the father does. Because the mothers you are that university, that college, that public school, that kindergarten, that high school, you are all of those first, before that child steps out into the real world, you are the one that's going to protect that more so than the Father, the father is going to do is going to do that on a different level. So they're tuned in a different way. But the mother, this is your responsibility. You know, for the sisters, I want to tell you a story about a
great woman, I think you're going to appreciate this story a lot. Because often what women feel is that they always play a secondary class role in society. They don't have that much value to really contribute and be a part of that society. Let me tell you something sisters about who you are. There was once a time a woman by the name of oma Ana, memorize this name. If you don't know this name, memorize it.
The mother of Allah or via longliner. This woman was one of three individuals that protected the Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, protected him in times of war. As a matter of fact, there is a story about this woman, where she saw an enemy coming towards the prophet of a love and he had a long spear in his hand, and she stood right in front of him. He's coming, charging on his horse towards the Prophet, and she stood right in front of him.
And she waited, waited, waited, waited, until that men struck her on her shoulder. she bled for one year, one year she bled from that room.
The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him told us the story. One thing that you always want to know when the Prophet explicitly talks about something, it means that that thing has an enormous value and meaning to him. He himself also is very moved about that person. So now he's bleeding from one year because of this. Some of the companions of Russia and Oman, they came and visited her. And they started to congratulate her and thank her for everything that she done for the Muslims around the world. They started congratulating her. As they said to her, we pray that maybe you've lost one of your limbs in this world, but we pray because there might be a replacement waiting for you in
paradise will pray for you on that.
I have three sons, three sons. These three sons they were captured, they were captured by a man by the name of new sailor.
Okay, you say them as a liar. This man is actually the man who also claimed to be a prophet whilst the Prophet Muhammad was alive. He also
claim the same thing. He captured her sons and he started beating her sons. This woman, Omar, now just imagine the courage that she has. She walks up to the castle of home
and she starts shaking the gates. She starts shaking the leaves and she starts fighting with wholesaler. Give me back my son. She didn't make anything. Stop her. Once you learn from this incident, mothers especially you don't ever give up on your children. Don't ever give up on them. You might be struggling every single day fighting with your kid, I want you to be a good Muslim, I want you to just be good. I want you to do the right things. I don't want you to be around bad people. And your child is constantly defiant against your rules. Constantly. I don't care what you have to say. These stories are stories that should put one thing charisma dinar don't ever give up
on your children. Some children need them.
I want to share with you a second story for all parents, all parents.
There was a child by the name of
it, not don't just remember the name
of your loved one
was a six year old child 16 years old. He was the go to kid for the profits of a Walmart instead of the Prophet he would whenever he had little messages, little errands to do, he would call Starla. And he would say to Theron about I want you to deliver this letter to the neighbor's house down the road or go to this other village. And he would do this. So one day he gives a letter to sign up and says go to so and so's House of delivery. So sign up starts walking.
It was a windy day, the breeze was blowing strong. I found about want to buy a home now back when they didn't have solid doors and curtains. So when I walked by the store, or fiskerton A stated Lee just sort of looked. You just glance this way. And he saw that there was a woman that she wasn't covered Well, okay, it doesn't even mention what he saw that you just said that he saw a woman that wasn't covered. Well, what do you think?
He ran away.
He ran away. He ran up to the mountains. And he hit there. The first day went by the prophet is bleeding everybody in prayer.
The second day he leads everyone in the third days everyone in Britain he stops and he he gets up and he looks at the people he stands up in front of them like this. And yes.
We're sad. As any of you seen him.
The the congregation like your Sunday responded. So we don't know where he is. He didn't see him.
So the Prophet chooses two individuals and said go and find him go and see where he is. Instinctively he chose one of them was
Giant is a very intimidating individual. He was one of those individuals. If you look at him, you don't want to mess with his brother. You don't want to mess with him. He was so intimidating that even shavon kept running away from him. Chase doesn't want to be around him. shavon himself says that what I see or what I run away. That's how he was. Sorolla goes out in the desert looking for this young boy 16 years old. Remember this okay?
Then go around and they see this guy, a shepherd and he has his little flock of sheeps and goats. So the shepherd goes up to him and everything are you guys looking for? Someone
says yes, but the person we're looking for you wouldn't know who he is. He's a young boy. So the shepherd immediately responds and says, perhaps you are looking for the boy that drinks the milk that is mix.
What is this talking about?
Unbelievable. asks this man, how can we see this boy who is me? So the day the shepherd says, Look, just stand behind these rocks here. And every day around Muslim time, there's this kid that comes down from the mountains, and he comes to me and he gets a cup of milk to drink. But this milk is mixed with something and that's why we call him the child who drinks the mix.
When it's mixed when there's his tears, his tears of him crying would fall into the Milken Institute.
So, he and the other combatant, they sit there and they wait. They see this kid coming down from the mountains, guess who it is what's
The name of it this child.
And he's crying and crying and crying and crying. And he kind of somebody gets the milk. And he's just about to drink it and he drops the cup on the floor because he's crying too much. You see, that means probably happened to you ever find yourself you might cry so much that you can't be picked up a sport and you're holding on like this later, something devastating has happened. So
just keep in mind Wow, all of this started. All of this started because he saw something of a woman that he shouldn't have seen.
One of our world our children see today.
What are they looking at when they turn on a TV or on the internet or just with friends in society? Imagine that a 16 year old kid got this emotional because of just something that you saw.
Omar walks out of the rocks and confronts him.
So when Zarrella sees aroma, Silas says no, no, no, no, no, no, no, please, please don't take me Don't take me. And he says, look, the Prophet says we gotta take you
heard about us? And was there a verse in the poor ad that came down because of the
look at this 16 year old kid how you thinking? He ran away because he saw something accidentally. It wasn't even intentional. He accidentally saw something of a woman that he shouldn't have seen. Then he ran away. Now he's concerned what Allah has to say about him.
And almost says, I don't know. I don't know if something came down about you. But we're taking you back to Medina. So I grabbed him. push came to shove your 16 year old kid.
You're not going to get very far right. So I'm going to pick him up and walked him back. Put him in his house in fatherless home left in there. And when I'm told the profit, we found him.
What do you think the profits went into?
profit Kingdom came out of his house and went to his home. When we saw
when I saw him, I started screaming said no, no, no, no, no, no messenger of Allah.
Look at the promise I sent him says he says
Just relax. Just calm down. Inside of the thing. All of a sudden luck did it and it came down about to come down against me. I'm not going to go through the whole fire. The prompts instead of responses.
just come here. Starla is down in tears. He's crying and crying and crying can't believe this. And he comes up to the Prophet. The Prophet so long while you
can put your head on my bed and lay down. Do you see the compassion on how to deal with young children? You don't treat them like furniture. Always push them you're pushed in there, sit down, stand up, do consequences from the chair.
Listen to what Oliver says no, no, no, he owes.
This head is too dirty and full of sin to sit on the head of the profitable loved one was this coin. He saw something by accident. It wasn't even really he not even intended just by accident. And he thinks now the worst person in the world
so far that lays down on his lap.
All of a sudden, you know what happens? His body starts shaking like this.
The kid's body gonna start shaking like this, his whole body like this.
And the promise I send them ask start about what's wrong, what's wrong, what's happening to you. And third of that says, I feel like there are ends quality in my bone. feel like there's ads everywhere going all over me. And the prophets of the love Marley who have suddenly said
this is death coming to you right now.
You're going to die right now. So he tells them to keep saying the Shahada. Now you gotta love
those who keeps repeating it because as you all know, the person who dies with this statement on their tongue enters Cardinals. So he's encouraging and keep saying this without ever keep saying and keep saying until
is dead on the lap of a prophet symbol.
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Pizza this young child
and wraps him and shrouds him with his bare hands. Can you imagine being shrouded by the profit of the love with his parents?
Can you imagine dying on the lap?
One a way to go out What a way to leave.
He picks him up and he shrugs him and he prays over him. And he goes out to the cemetery.
On the day of the funeral,
or omo see sees the prophets all along while he was setting them tiptoeing everywhere on the cemetery. You know, literally just walking with his tiptoes like this. And he's walking, walking like this, just moving around slowly, slowly. So he goes up to the process, send them and asked him, old messenger of Allah.
You're walking as though it's so crowded, but we've given you so much space to move around. You have so much space to move around? Why are you walking with them?
The Prophet sallallahu wasallam tells.
The reason why I'm walking like this is because there are so many angels at this funeral, there is nowhere for me to walk.
So many angels came to that funeral. There is nowhere for me to walk.
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we are honored to
do you see why it's so frightening to raise children today? And why as us as parents as mothers and fathers, why it's so crucial for you to hold on to your religion, to hold on to this theme. Can you appreciate now why Allah tells you, you know, that verse you hear and every hope but in return, you know, it took a long time to party one on
one to Muslim or you believe fear a lot of fear that he is most deserving of you do not die unless you're in the state of Islam. Why does Allah tell us don't die unless you're a Muslim? If death is not in our control in the first place, we can control how we die. So why is our luck commanding us to die this way?
This is because you've got to try your best to live a life of submission.
It is more difficult now to be Muslim than it probably never was in our entire history. The way religion is right now in this world is a comparable to what it was a few 100 years ago, since this really slam was even born. The times that we live in, It's unheard of. We've never seen so much corruption and facade in our lives that we see today.
So hold on to your children. And don't give up on your children. Because with that attitude, you yourself will never give up. You yourself will be that shining light that guide your children wherever they are. And so parents, you have to make sure you affirm that identity in your life by humbling yourself, increasing yourself and constantly learning. Ally I admire especially the elderly, brothers and sisters here that guys in the brothers and sisters who are old enough to be my own mother and my own father, well lucky you are the people that I admire more than anyone else. Because you your stuff. Your presence alone teaches me that I don't know anything yet. But I still
have to keep struggling and maybe one day insha Allah when I start getting those gray beards. Well, actually, maybe I have a couple already. But maybe one day when I start to have that I know that the brother I saw sitting on that chair, a sister that I saw with the cane, I'm going to remember her and I'm going to keep telling myself keep trying.
Don't give up keep going still in this world don't stop. So all the brothers and sisters here if you're struggling with the religion and you're fighting every day to keep moving forward. Just be proud that you are awake because that is the first indication you still have a chance. Who are you to think that you are more superior than Allah's mercy? Who are you to say that I've done so much wrong in my life. Allah can't forgive me. Allah is telling you that I am aloha fool or Rahim I am the most forgiving, Most Merciful, so don't put that stamp on you.
Having said that, brothers and sisters, I want to pause and show love
See, I mean, at the same time I have to consider sitting on the floor is not easy, even for myself is getting a little tough to even sit on the chair right now. So I just wanted to just pause and Sheldon to view these give you a reader give you a chance to stretch your legs. I think it's also a short time as well. So we want to cater for that mental loss of
reward all of you and bless all of you. And I just want to make a special draw from a heart that came to Bermuda only because he loves every single soul in front of him right now. This is the heart was in it. I swear by a wise name. I am here because while lucky I love all of you for the sake of Allah. And I ask Allah so that if this is the last time that I ever see you that he reunites us together in his paradise where we'll be joyful and we'll be celebrating we'll be happy that we finally made it.
So having said that, what
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