Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Series: Nouman Ali Khan - The Gulf Tour
There are different ways in which we can acknowledge the great status of the final Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam), but in my personal and humble opinion, there is no greater praise of Allahâs Messenger than the Word of Allah itself. The way Allah describes His Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam), the way He Himself honors the Messenger, is unparalleled. No human bring can come close to praising Allahâs Mesenger, to honoring Allahâs Messenger, than Allah Himself. This lecture was given in Qatar on February 6th, 2015.
Salam aleikum wa barakato
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stretch a little bit. It's cold. You need the blood to flow in your body. It's cold for you. It's not cold for me. I'm from America.
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Philadelphia even mousseline while the Le he was Sufi minister Never assume that he died within a long time in home Amina Latina, Amano, middle sorry, hearts, but also will help me
officially suddenly, were Silly me waffling all the time in the San Diego County. I will first give everybody here a disclaimer, I got off a plane maybe three hours ago, so 34 hours ago. So if I don't make any sense at all, blame Qatar Airways.
But in shallow tal I'll try to be as coherent as I possibly can be. The subject tonight is very, very important and very dear to all of our hearts. It's the honor of our messengers of Obama, he was Adam. And I want to start with a difficult beginning. And that is that we live in a time, the postmodern age where we have to understand how not just what's happening with the deen of Islam, or what's happening with human beings in general,
larger trends in human thought, and we have to understand some aspects of that and how they impact Muslims. Because what impacts the entire population of the world in some ways, because of the advent of media and social media and the internet and other things in the forms of entertainment that are now accessible. It impacts every human being whether they're religious, or not Muslim, or non Christian or non Jewish or not, there are some common effects that all of us experience. And then within that sphere, we have to talk about how it affects Muslims. So one of the things I want to talk to you about is the difference between pre modern cultures and postmodern cultures, pre modern
cultures, in every single culture, whether you looked at the Indian civilization, or you looked at the Chinese or you looked at the Persians, or you looked at the Africans, or even the Europeans, pre modern cultures, there were certain things that were considered very respectable, certain things, you never make a joke about certain things you never insult. And these are part of the dignity of those people. There are sacred monuments, or they are sacred stories are their sacred individuals are heroes of nations that you don't just do not poke fun at. They're not an object of ridicule at all ever. And postmodern society, the thing that is respected more than anything else, as a matter
of fact, is entertainment. You know, one of the most interesting things to study nowadays are the most trending YouTube videos, and the most downloaded or the most viral videos that go on the internet. And most of them have to do with the most absurd, ridiculous, senseless things. And that's actually a pretty good indication that human beings are more interested now in having a good laugh than anything else. And so, of course, the people in entertainment media understand this, they understand that if you can get people to laugh, then it's going to sell, we also have to understand comedy. And these are the entertainment media, the purpose of it is actually not entertainment,
billions of dollars are put into that industry, because they know they're going to make money off of your life, they're going to make money off of your, you know, you'll be entertained. So there are very smart, you know, academic intellectuals and executives that put a lot of hours and research into putting together movies and film and you know, and comic strips and things like that. This is actually there's an entire machinery behind this. It's not some accident, how this stuff comes up. Now, what's happened in postmodern society. one of its most challenging complexities, is that we have a time now where everything can be made fun of
everything can be made fun of. There is nothing left that you cannot make fun of. And I won't give you the worst example. I'll start with simple examples. I think many of you raise your hand if you've heard of this before, if you haven't just make several $100 making stuff up. Sesame Street, anybody? Sesame Street. Okay, those of you who don't raise your hand, raise your hand in your heart. It's okay. I know you watched it. So you know
You know, in Sesame Street, the, you know, when I used to watch it when I was a kid, I remember it. And now, you know, I've seen some recent episodes, and one of the things they commonly do is they take a historical figure, and Elmo will dress like George Washington or Napoleon or something, and they'll make fun of historical figures. Or they'll do parodies of classical music or things like that. Why? Because everything historical everything secret somehow or the other has to be made fun of in the United States, which is obviously the world leader in global entertainment, the movie industry, Hollywood, and, you know, the television industry, the TV shows that are spreading
worldwide, and have been doing so for you know, it's been the biggest American export for so long. You've had shows like The Simpsons or Family Guy, and those of you who know what I'm talking about, just make a stepfather in your heart. I know you've seen it.
Right. And these are shows in which making fun of God is common. You just depict God, as you know, the Christian version of this old man with a beard Mandala. And they make fun of it, or they make fun of Jesus all the time. They've been making fun of Jesus since the 80s. And 90s, has been common in you know, in cartoons and satire for a very, very long time. My first argument today is as Muslims, we should be as offended when any messenger of Allah is insulted, or made fun of as we are, when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is offended,
when he is insulted, or when he said Islam is insulted, or when Musa alayhis salam is insulted when any of the messengers of the Lord insulted, we are insulted.
You know, the Quran makes us declared longifolia kobina hajimeru.
We don't make distinction between any one of those messengers was haram one other person in our senses, salami salutation and through him we do to all the people who are given a message, all the ones that were sent. So we have to, you know, I see that Muslims get extremely upset we get worldwide in America included, Canada included, you know, the West included, we get very, very upset when something is said about us little Laura cartoon is made about also loss of a loved one, or a video is made. This is not something new, by the way, they did something recently, the Charlie Hebdo thing we all know about that. But there was a YouTube video before then, because of which so many
countries banned YouTube, like Pakistan, that's the solution ban YouTube, and then somehow people will respect to profit again, or at least. Oh, here's another solution Muslims have come up with if you come out on the street and flip a bunch of cars over somehow that will be lovable as messenger, are you salatu salam, that's what we've done.
You know, and we've become reactionary. And you know what the people behind this, they understand that, so they give it some time, and they do another one, and they give it some time, and they do another one, and they give it some time, and they do another one. They want to kiss because they know they can get a reaction out of us. And I'm telling you, on the one hand, even though I'm going to talk to you about the Quran in a second, we have to understand the games that are being played with Muslims, we have to be smart about this. We have to understand the language of these people, and what motivates them. At the end of the day, all they want to do is make money. That's all they
want to do. That's their religion. That's what they worship is the bottom line. They want to make sensation out of this, and the more Muslims will be offended. The more they bring it to the top, the more they can sell the news reports in the news media, the more they can make this trend, the more advertising they get. It is entirely just an economic bit of machinery. And they know we are easy targets. So they go for it and we're gullible and we fall for it every time because we don't yet understand how to respond in their language. We haven't understood yet yet as a people. I have some thoughts on that, but I'll share that with you later. Now coming to LA Salut la Salama Hardy, who
you know, there are different ways that we can acknowledge the the great status of the final messenger of Allah alayhi salatu salam but in my personal humble opinion, there is no greater praise of a loss messenger at least to a salon than the word of a lie itself. The way Allah describes his messenger the way himself he himself honors His Messenger Adi Sato Salaam is unparalleled. No human being will ever even come close to praising Allah His messenger to honouring allows messenger at a subtle Salaam, that Allah Himself. So I want to begin with that when Allah says in the car, and I just want you to think I'm going to go through several examples from the Quran. And I this is
usually a four hour lecture that I do, but I know it's cold for you. So I'm going to actually stick to the time actually, let me take my watch out and make sure I stick to my time I'm going to speak to you for 40 minutes. I know that I know that shorter than what was promised to you. But there here's why there are a lot of kids in the audience and they're not dressed warmly. They came up to me Can I have a picture? Well guys, but they weren't wearing a jacket so I'm worried about them. There's a couple of kids that dress warmly Mashallah. So, you know, I don't want you to be out and get sick. So that's why I'm going to cut it as short as I possibly can and just share
Some selections with you and charlo Tada and the first of them is inaccurate inaccurate gopher Rasulullah sallallahu. I think it was Adam loses a child. He loses a child is one of the worst experiences a human being can have. I have six kids. I can't imagine what that would be like. You know sometimes you get nightmares when you sleep you get nightmares of one of your family members getting hurt, or something bad happening and you wake up crying a grown man wakes up crying because the thought of it we can't bear and if my wife sees me wake up crying and says What happened? What happened? Did you see something? I didn't I can't talk about it. I don't want to talk about it. It's
too difficult to even talk about to bring to your mouth. That's That's too difficult. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam experiences the death of a baby when he loves dearly and on if that's not painful enough, his his vicious uncle. Next Door is celebrating the death of a child enemies don't even do that. People who hate you will not love the fact that a child in your family died. And this is his family, his family and he's celebrating the death of this baby. I'll be a lot more on
this kind of pain and what does Allah do to the messenger RNA Santo Salam in the otter in October. We have given you no doubt about it, we have granted to you the unimaginable abundance. cassava is different from kathiresan obala. And it's an unusual form of Kabbalah of hyperbole in Arabic, that suggests greatness like no other at a time where he just lost something allies telling him he has gained something that can't even be compared. Don't think so much about what you have lost. Let me tell you what you have gained. This is what total sulis told some of them and what he has been given the good that he has been given the status that he has been given some Allahu Allah the Quran that
he has been given nothing ever that human beings will get before him or after him nothing will ever even come close. This is uncomfortable. This is uncalled for including what is the you know, I'll help vagenda but beyond it because the language is open at all sorts of manner. It's open. So that's what I wanted to start with. The second example that I want to give you is when a law tells us to do something in the Quran, he gives us commands he just tells us to do it. Okay masala will finish it for me. Okay, masala
thank you for sleeping very good. Okay, well solo huttons aka establish prayer gives God easy. That's the command. If he wants us to not do something, he'll just tell us to not do it. That's
not a clever boy, he will just tell a straightforward Don't do this. Don't even go near this. You know, don't eat that. You'll just tell it very directly.
But in this one command, and that command is Muslims, believers. You need to send salutations and you need to send your respects and prayers upon the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that's a command. That's an honor from Allah. But he didn't just issue the command when she could. He says in the law, one way that he kata who use Allah Allah Nabi
sallu alayhi wa sallam, he could just say,
Salah Allah was Allah Buddha, Steven, we know every time we hear his name, we say some a lot more of them. But he that wasn't enough to Allah in His perfect Quran. That was not enough. He says no doubt about it. It is a law himself and his angels. And by the way, the population of angels much bigger than the population of human beings, much much bigger than the population of human beings. And all of those angels, not one angel is the exception. All of them are sending Salawat upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and then he says, Yeah, you Hello, Xena. amanu sallu alayhi those of you who have him and pray upon him, since a lot upon him, now we are when we say when we say the Salawat
upon the messenger Elisa to salon, we are not only doing an act of a Bada, we are actually fulfilling a sunnah of Allah Himself. Allah Himself does what he's asking you to do. Some do it. It's an incredible honor. It's an incredible act. Like there is no other command in the Quran that even comes close in its position than this. And it's associated directly with our messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. I was going to share with you in charlo Tara a long distance narration, but I will I'll skip to man, you know what, I don't care. I will share it with you.
It's your cold anyway. It's not like you can feel your hands anymore.
So just enjoy the ride.
So here's what I want to share with you. First, a small story.
When you call someone by their name
that's not supposed to be an insult.
If you call me No man
Excuse me, that's my name. That's what you're supposed to call me.
Now, of course, this doesn't always work because you know, if you're married, then you I don't know what your wife calls you. But usually she's gonna call your name. Right? So she'll say, well, gee,
or some some other pronoun.
Something, you know.
But if your wife calls you by your name, no mine.
I get scared, like, something really bad is gonna be happening. She says my name, you know, or your mother, your mother can call you whatever name she wants, she can make up a name for you. She could use whatever you just come in you monkey or whatever. But you know what, if she calls you by your name, Norman, I mean, you know what that means? Is something really serious? It's something serious, but generally for outsiders, four out loud within the family for outsiders when they call your name, and that's how they're supposed to call you. It's there's nothing offensive about that. And of course, when Allah azza wa jal speaks to prophets in the Quran, and are only prophets in the Quran,
when he speaks to them. He calls them by their name, yada, yada yada. He said, Adam, you and your spouse go live in gender settle in gender simple. Your Ebrahim
now the no one yeah, Brahim.
Ibrahim, you fulfill the promise he called him by his name Ibrahim. Ibrahim simple Yahushua. In any and Allah Musa I am no doubt Allah when he spoke to him on the mountain. Yeah, he said me moto ficarra Pharaoh Kalia. So I'm going to be taking you elevating you towards me. Yeah. So he calls people by their name even though Dalai Lama de nada la casa de Botton, Phil.
We have made you someone who will be a halifa on the earth. You have in the Quran, multiple profits, and they are called and what's the Arabic word for calling someone? Yeah. yada, yada, yada. Brahim? Yeah, so you have these cases Yama, Liam even, you know, and when the angel spoke to her, or you as a mentor, as a mentor, takita no problem. But you don't have what you don't have in the Quran is your Muhammad. You don't have it, it doesn't exist. And it's not like the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is not addressed. As a matter of fact, he is addressed. Yeah, you have to be. Yeah, you have to assume. Yeah.
never directly by his name. There is a special status given to the sudo la sala la hora de that Allah does not consider just calling him by his name, he will always call him by a title, or a loving name,
unlike any other prophet with every other property would call them by their name I named Salaam. But with our messenger RNA Sato Salaam, you'll call him by a special title, every time, every time. And you know what, on the on the flip side, even the word Mohammed it's such a beautiful name, Muhammad is what's considered initial rule. I know that sounds technical, I'll make it simple in a second, it's an isn't enough rule from the definition pattern of the Arabic language. What that suggests is someone who is praised over and over again continually over a long period of time. That is what the name Mohammed itself means someone who is praised someone who's appreciated over a long period of
time continuously and repeatedly. Now, when you call someone will have my therefore, then you're actually honoring them anyway. Just even using that word is honoring someone. This is why so many people in the world that name their child, Mohammed. I know a family of nine sons, all nine sons are named Mohammed, very confusing. But you know,
the love of Russell's Isola is so strong that you know, they just use it. As a matter of fact, in the prophets life itself, so a lot more I do sell them some people come. these are these are new Muslims. These are Bedouins, they haven't been cultured. They haven't been given any therapy yet. They don't know the manners of dealing with the prophets of Allah on him to them. So they come to his apartment and his apartment used to be very little very tiny. And they stand right outside. And they say yeah, Mohammed, Elena, Muhammad come out, we gotta talk to you.
Now, they don't mean any disrespect. They just, you know, like, I like to think of him. They're like Texans. You know, they're just rough around the edges. They just do what they do. They're not much about the city life, you know? So there's a Mohamed come out, they don't say yada,
yada, viola. Yeah, you have to be they say, Mohammed, Mohammed.
Now let's take a step back before I finish this story, I will declare the Allahu taala whose best friend Yes or no? His best friend. He never says my best friend said when he quotes a hadith He never says Call of Duty. Allah Hamid, colloquially known calado Summa Salama.
His wife never says my husband said she never says that. What does she say? Let Carla Rasulullah
Call never says my nephew said. He always says Carla Rasulullah
Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his nephew will never say call me my uncle said, Never. Every time he'll speak, he'll say calado pseudo la sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you understand what that means. He has these relationships like you and I have relationships. He's husband to someone, he's uncle to someone, he's nephew to someone, he's father to someone multimodal the Allahu taala. And He never says my father said, Even she says, Carla, Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. But in all of these relationships, my my children don't call me Norman. They call me Abba.
My dad doesn't call me no money says, boy.
When you have a relationship, every relationship you don't use formality, right? You know, you're not formal in your everyday relationships. You know, my friends, don't call me know, my, yo, before they call me. That's my name, yo, you know.
So now, it's hard. You have to understand the Sahaba. Unlike us, to you and me. Rasulullah sallallahu. wasallam is actually a constitution. He's not a person anymore in front of us. He's actually encapsulated in books of the sealer. He's encapsulated in it out of the Koran. He's encapsulated and said he held Buhari and Muslim in, you know, a tenement even larger in his County. It's these. It's this entire constitution in front of us. He's not just a person, he's an entire legacy. He's so much larger than life to us, are they Salatu was Salam. But at the time when he was there, he was somebody's uncle. He was somebody whose nephew, he was somebody's best friend. He was
somebody's husband. He was somebody whose neighbor, and yet those people, even though they have known him for 40 years, and for 40 years, they didn't call him little pseudo law, or no special terms, no special terms. But once he mind hit them, once La Ilaha Illa lock him in their hearts, then they could not use the words that just come naturally, like my husband, before she can even think he's my husband. The first thought that comes in her head about the Allahu taala and her and well, the Allahu taala and hoonah Mahajan, woman in all of them is this little pseudo love. This little pseudo law, this is impossible for any of us. It is impossible. I am married to my wife. And
you know, I like to teach Arabic. That's what I like to do. And my wife happens to be someone who likes to learn Arabic. But the last person in the known universe that she will learn Arabic from is me. She can't do it. She's genetically incapable of learning Arabic from me. We've tried it gives her allergic reactions.
She used to be in my class, and she quit after a short while. And the entire time she was in my class, she was extremely angry with me.
And that's because if I'm her teacher, then I'm always right. And she's always wrong.
Because if she answers a question incorrectly, I have my job as a teacher is to correct her and tell her No, actually, it's this way, this way. Right? And she has to now I'm in this position where I'm always going to be right. And by the way in marriage that don't work.
Let me tell you, if I if she I was actually afraid to if she raised her hand to answer a question. I used to be like it Nadella when they legalized, I don't know. I don't know what's gonna happen tonight is checking bookings at the local hotels or something. Because
she can't do it. She can think of me as teacher first, and husband. Second. She's only programmed to think of me as what first husband first, and if she thinks of me as husband first and obviously, I'm always wrong.
But as a teacher, I'm supposed to be always
you understand, it's very difficult to make that switch. You know, the same thing with your parents, your parents or your parents, you're gonna be an idiot, the rest of your life. It doesn't matter if you're the biggest scholar in the world, or the biggest, you know, speaker or whatever else. You're gonna be in just a monkey to your parents. And that's never gonna change. They will never see you as a shape first or a speaker first or a doctor first or an engineer first. They can they see the guy they see the kid that they change diapers. Oh, that's what they see. But these Sahaba
these elders, when they see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam who they have known their entire life. Once a man comes, they no longer see their nephew. They no longer see a husband. They no longer see a friend. This all of that is second he's a little pseudo love first solo.
This is why llamo sudama
goofy Cathy reminded me when I kinema ha ha Baba la calm. And he man look at the ayah it began with you have to know
Rasulullah you better know that in your company is none other than the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in the same is not even a separate ayah in the same ayah he says hello by laico malema, you know who to become he purified, he made Eman beloved to you, and he beautified it inside of your hearts. In other words, if you have a mind in your heart, then you have this unusual unnatural love and respect for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. By the way, it's easy for you to respect the share or the respect, this is easy for you. Easy, because all you know is YouTube videos. All you know is like Facebook, you don't know anything else about our personal
lives. But you know what, my family they know what I'm really like. And that's why they're never impressed.
You understand? They know, my close friends they know.
Yeah, this guy, you know.
So you know what, and you know, even my own my siblings, my sister comes to my lecture, she tells me why she comes to my lectures, he goes by I sometimes I have a hard time sleeping. That's why I come to your lectures.
I get some of the best sleep of my life. As soon as you say Alhamdulillah It's amazing.
You know, it never fails. So you know what, the people close to us are the least impressed with us. The people far away from us are the most impressed with us. In the case of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, this will never happen again. The people that are closest to him are the most impressed with him.
The people that know his inside out life, inside and out, are the people who love and honor him more than anybody else.
It's incredible. It is absolutely incredible. To this day, anybody in any position of leadership, whether they are the president, or they are, you know, the CEO of a company or whatever, when they die, then people say I used to be I used to be his taxi driver, let me tell you as a really bad guy, and they'll write an expose on him. They'll reveal his personal life, his bad habits, you know, what he was really like, and in our case, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam The more we learn about his personal life before we become you're supposed to get the inside scoop to think less of a person and we get the inside scoop and we even think higher of this man some a lot more and he
was so dumb. So now this narration that somehow Allah subhanaw taala what an incredible, incredible account from the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Actually, even before I go to it, I'll give you one more thing.
And this is actually
is one of my favorite things in the world.
I hope I don't go overboard. I still want to stick to my time limit. You guys doing okay? Is it cold yet?
No, it's not going anywhere.
Yes, it is. I know child I know.
So the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
There are two parts of a sila one part in Makkah, the early part and then he you guys know migrates to Medina solahart.
When he was in Makkah, still the commandment to pray in the direction of the Qibla, which was Alexeyev at the time, Jerusalem was still there. So the Muslims were still praying in the direction of Jerusalem. But it so happened that you can stand behind the Kaaba and line up Jerusalem because you know, when you're in Mecca, you can go on any side. So the prophets I said, I'm used to prefer praying so that he would be facing the Kaaba, the house built by his father Ibrahim alayhis salam, and then at the same time be facing
this way he could face both houses at the same time
when he moved to Medina, so that was impossible. Because if you're going to face maca, your back will be to upside if you're going to face x or your back will be to Mecca you can't face both at the same time you understand what I'm saying? He couldn't line them up together anymore, because now he's in between. He's in between both of those locations. And it really used to hurt his feelings. It used to hurt his feelings that he has to turn his back to the house built by his father Ibrahim Ali Salaam. And by the way, our Father, Mr. miletti amico Ibrahim used to hurt his feelings that he's not showing the due respect to the house built by the by his father, that he made so much the
number before I finish this story, let me tell you another story. Mussolini's
anyone know where Mussolini Stalin spoke with oma for the first time where that was anybody know called it out?
Oh, yeah, very good. So he goes up to the mountain, speaks to Allah. Allah gives him a mission and the mission is you have to go challenge Fidel
and Musa alayhis salam, as soon as he hears that he has to challenge fit our own
So to sharara he actually made a list of issues. Yeah, that's a very difficult mission. In the a half when you cut the bone, well, people suddenly deciding what
to do one way or the Kusama Anthony coulissante
list of problems. One problem is they're gonna call me a liar. Another problem is I have a stutter in my tongue, I won't be able to speak clearly, without as a genius politician. Politicians know how to give a speech, I'm not going to be able to debate him, how am I going to debate him with my stutter in my time, and also when I get angry, you know, when people get angry, they can't speak clearly. When I get angry, and maybe my tongue won't stop moving, because my chest becomes tight. You'll do surgery when I am done equally sorry. So I need backups and assign heroin along with me. And they have a crime listed against me. So I'm afraid they won't even give me a chance to speak.
They'll just kill me well,
to loan meaning musasa made these are my challenges. Before I go challenge film,
and Amato Busan is
one word color, and it solves all of his problems. Don't worry about it. Don't worry about it. Don't worry, it's done. Not a big deal. Not a big deal. But what I wanted to highlight was he had to make a list of all the things that were difficult for him.
Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe salam come back to this story. But also the loss of the loners alone has to turn his back to what now?
the Kaaba, because he still has to face xR, he has to face Jerusalem.
And he doesn't complain to Allah. He doesn't tell a lie. It's difficult for him. He doesn't say anything. One time it was hurting him so much. He just looked up at the sky, Salama holidays. And that's all he did. He looked up at the sky.
And by the way,
every single Muslim in the world, every single Muslim in the world, prays in one direction.
Aqaba until the day of judgment, we're gonna pray in the direction of the karma. That is the house built by Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and then purified by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so that humanity can worship the one true God. That is the purpose of that house, it is actually built so all humanity can finally come to guidance. This is why will the islanders whenever the houses of Allah House of alleged talked about as much as the Haram is talking about it's always a nice, it's a nice, it's not just a lithium ion because all humanity is supposed to come to Islam. They're meant to come to Islam. They're meant to accept a religion of their father Ibrahim, or they don't know how
many people have prayed since the time of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam until now, and how many will people who will pray from now until the day of judgment, it's uncountable, uncountable how much worship is going on facing that house? So what is the reason for that? Qibla for AXA from Jerusalem to be changed back to this house. There's lots of reasons but what's the reason in the Quran
for the nara takadanobaba ecofest sama fellow known as the N NACA Qibla, tang, tang Baja,
we saw your face already turning to the sky.
So we are turning you in direction of the Qibla. So you could be happy sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah, his reason for changing the Qibla is so the messenger could be happy, so a lot more on the heels of a direction that he would be pleased with.
We pray in that direction. and allows reason is it puts a smile on Rasulullah sallallahu. Can you imagine all the worship in the world that will happen correctly until judgment day and all of it boils down to a law wanting to give happiness to His Messenger and he salatu salam. These are some glimpses of the status of our messenger Anisa lotto serum. What I also wanted to highlight for you very very quickly
you know, this is a long discussion I'll give you the short version of it
is when sometimes the messenger Elise auto Salaam would do something
and Allah would not reveal to him what he should do until after he was done.
Allah can reveal Quran whenever he wants, and Allah says himself, you know that he reveals the Quran at the right occasion either mixing and mixing. You know, makanan farakka hooli Takahashi Allah McPhee, Marisa Hooton Zilla Allah, that he sends Quran exactly at the right occasion.
But then there are sometimes you'll find stories in the seal of the prophets of Allah where it was seldom where people came and he had to make a decision, and no IR came down and he made a decision. And after he made a decision from the local audio system, then I asked him down telling him no you
could have made a different decision. The question arises, how come I didn't come down before he made the decision? How come they came after he made a decision? There's a couple of things here. The first of them is to highlight that Allah azza wa jal wants the messenger or the salat wa salam to use his judgment and make his decision to make a distinction between Allah and His messenger RNA Santo Salaam, no one can ever correct the messenger except of luck. No one can correct the messenger except Allah Himself. The messenger is incredibly much higher than us. But Allah is still not up. He's still
alive, enter a car. You know what,
that's just what it's gonna be. So it demonstrates that, you know, compare this to the Catholic religion, where the pope is considered infallible, nobody can correct them, not even God. This is the difference between the Pope and prophets. Hopefully hopes can't be corrected. profits are limited to Islam, we cannot correct them. We are no one to correct them. But Allah will show us that he is the Arab that the pope isn't divine, that the messengers themselves are just a by the law, they are also slaves of Allah. But the other important matter here that I wanted to highlight is in one case there were at the time of the book, there were some some hypocrites who came to the Prophet
site set up because it was a draft, everybody had to join the army. And if you're not going to join, you have to give your excuses. So when, you know some people came gave really lame excuses. And one guy said, You know, I, if you're going to go towards the book that we're gonna travel through some villages who have some, they have some really beautiful women, and I'm kind of a player, so I'm not going to be able to help myself.
So please, excuse me from the military.
You know, cuz I'm a player's got to play the game.
And the messenger is, in his genius understood, people who make lame excuses like that are never assets to an army, they're going to be more trouble. It's better you stay. So he gave him permission. And then the IR came alpha LA, Lima Ventana home,
May, Allah has already pardoned you, why did you give him permission?
The I did not come before don't give him permission. I'll let that happen. And then after that said, Why did you give him permission? The question is why? Forget about the Why look at how, if I correct you, if you make a mistake, like I have I own an organization, I run an organization and in my organization, their employees, if my employees make a mistake, I call my employee I say, this is what you did wrong. It's okay. Don't let it happen again, but this was a mistake. I begin with the mistake. And then I say it's okay. Or you're fired or something. But I mentioned the mistake when first one is Allah do alpha
Allah has already forgiven you. Why did you Why did you give him permission?
He didn't say Why did you give him permission? You should not have given him permission by the way I forgive you. He forgave him before he even mentioned the problem. Like you're not in any trouble at all. You are the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam. Allah mentions the forgiveness before he even mentioned the issue. And even then it's not a mistake. There's a deeper discussion what it really counts as, but it's certainly not a mistake. What I wanted to highlight in these few examples quickly for you.
We're how the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is honored by Allah azza wa jal. Now I want to talk to you about us, our relationship with Allah and what is what's the messengers rule in our relationship with Allah himself? subhana wa Taala. A lot of a lot has been said on this subject. I'll just say one thing that is not commonly mentioned the art of Ramadan, I think everybody hears them. Every Ramadan you guys know about them. One of the iottie in the month of Ramadan is where he's asked anybody for any curry. There are lots of benefits in this. I'll just mentioned one. I'll give you the English when my slaves asked you about me. I'll repeat the English when my slaves ask
you about me who is you?
Who's the word you're referring to? Those who will love them. When the slaves of Allah the companions or us asked who about Allah? Ask Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about Allah. If you want to know about Allah, Who do you have to ask?
Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. You're not going to get to know a lot on your own the way you will. If you get if you ask the Messenger of Allah and look at the file. It's called the suburbia. Fire in new curry, then no doubt about it. I am near for those who go todo Sula, some Allahu Allahu wa sallam to learn about Allah, then for those people are Mycenaean.
Think about that.
What position does this man have some of our audience?
We have to honor the messenger practically in our life. I could talk to you about what's happening politically and I give some comments about that in the beginning.
But that's not what I want to leave you with. There are a lot of families here. I'm very proud of the mothers that are here that are spending Late Night with their children crying in their lap while their husband does nothing. Except that one husband over there who's holding the child. You sir, I need your autograph. So but you know, the rest of the guys that are on vacation, first of all make dua for these brothers that are making the sacrifice to bring their kids out in this cold for you. This is basically an article right now, this is the so called for you. For me, this is summer vacation. Okay.
But what I want to give you is how do you bring about the love of the profits on the long run? and honoring him Elisa to salon into your life? Like right now? What do you do this week? What do you do this week? Well, one of the first things is you encourage yourself and your children, especially your children, to send more and more Salawat upon the Prophet alayhi salatu salam increase that as I haven't increased that habit of sending kilowatts upon the messenger or the santosa. The second thing you can do very quickly, very immediately, is, you know, you don't have to learn all the doors because there's so many of them, and you may not be able to memorize all of them, but at least learn
a few of them that you can make as a family together, especially in Gaza messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam used to make regularly, like the ones for entering the home and leaving the home or going into the bathroom or coming out of the restroom, or changing your clothes, just a few of them. You know, the ones that the car before going to sleep, or the god after waking up. These are small efforts. But you know what that is how the messenger taught us about a lot. And that is how this is these two hours are actually a demonstration not only of our love for Allah sallallahu sallam, because he's the one who taught us these, these are bringing us close to a law so they have
that dual effect, bringing drama into your life, bringing the most known dollars into your life to dos from the Sunnah of the messenger on a salatu salam into your life. So that's that would be my recommendation, inshallah. Tada. Now the last part, and I'm done.
Okay, here we go.
The Messenger of a loss of the lung audience alone, we have to honor him. I told you in the beginning, we are living in a time where there's an industry that makes fun of everything. And their purpose is to actually decrease our sensitivity to the subject.
They want to make us less and less sensitive to the the honor we're supposed to show to the messenger and in sort of a salon. So eventually, it's not a big deal. You guys know what's happening in Hollywood? There were there was Noah movie but no, other than recently a movie about Musashi Salaam. And this is just I'm testing the waters. You understand what I'm saying to you? They're just testing the waters. And these movies are horrible. I don't know if you've seen it, make a Stefan boycott these films do not watch these films. We should have nothing to do with this film. You shouldn't even learn them to know what the kuffar saying there's no point in you learning what the
kuffar saying they have nothing good to say. Don't worry about it.
And as a matter of fact, their account the Hollywood version is a
deviation from the biblical version which is twisted already.
The Bible's version is bad enough, and then they add their own chart masala on top and then they make these movies.
And you know, movies can have a very lasting effect on people. When you watch an image one time in your head. Then, you know, those of you who saw Prince of Egypt, when you think of Busan a song, the picture comes in your head that's messed up. That's not supposed to be there. So don't don't watch this stuff. And if a new controversy comes out about some cartoon, or something else, don't go look at it. Don't go look at it, then you if you go look at it, you're part of the problem.
No, no, I was just looking at it to see what they do. So I can say a little luck. No, you are part of the headcount. They're counting how many hits that video God or how many clicks this image God and you are not counted among them. You made it popular. You know, when a video becomes popular, when a really a video has a million hits, then the next person clicks it because it has a million hits.
When it has 10 million hits, you look at a 10 million hits, it must be good. Must be something if you are part of that hit count, then you are partly responsible for making it popular. We have to ignore this nonsense altogether. A dog barking cannot harm the sun. It's too high up let these people spit whatever they want. That cannot take anything away from the nobility of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah says la Fernanda the croc, we raised your mentioned when Allah raises something, no creation can bring it down people. No creation can bring it down. They can say whatever they want. whatever they want, it will change nothing. It will change nothing. It will take
away from the nobility of our messenger, Alisa, Sara. And we have to adopt the prophetic model in responding to these insults. When the messenger would be insulted, and a poet would come in, instead of calling him Mohammed call him wisdom, he would say is not talking about me someone else. It's someone else. This this is not our messenger, this is some twisted version of whatever they have in their head, you know, in that be my fee and we cannot get so reactionary. Muslims have to show a higher level, a more sophisticated level of response to these people to this craziness. And by the way, when we act crazy, then they turn around and say, See, we told you these people are crazy.
This religion, the religion of sophistication, the religion of suburb, the religion of thought that goes into keeps asking people of Allah Taki loon, why don't you use your minds? Think, think, think now it's associated with the most thoughtless people were supposed to be a model for humanity. Let's rise to that occasion. Our messenger Elisa Salaam deserves it. We have to show that loyalty to him. And
I pray that all of us, all of us in this audience, we take responsibility for what we do in our family. If I say we have to change ourselves as an owner, you walk away with no responsibility. Yes. Oh, my I don't know where that is.
You have to take responsibility for what's happening in your family. For what's happening in your family, that family, your families, your government. And when there's corruption, there's a corrupt government in your house. That's where you have to change things. If your family doesn't change, don't talk about changing the world. If you personally haven't changed, don't talk about changing the world. You're kidding yourself. You're deluding yourself. How is it that you're saying you love to sing love the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but the way you treat your wife has nothing to do with how the Prophet team treated Omar? I mean, how is it that you say you love the Sunnah of
the messenger, and you want to study the entire body and the entire Muslim, and you will learn all the knowledge in the world. But the way you talk to your kids, you have no Rama, when you deal with your children, the way the messenger has rocked my when he dealt with kids. What are you learning this for? Why are you learning it?
How come it doesn't affect how you deal with your family? How come it doesn't affect how you deal with a fellow Muslim at the machine? How come it doesn't affect the way you drive your car?
There's a guy driving this way, this guy's driving that way. They're looking at each other. They go both got beard, so they're clearly Muslim. And they're both playing a game of chicken, like who's gonna blink? You know? And you say, could you please give me a second? And you say, yeah, I'll give you a second.
What happened to them?
They give preference to others over themselves. This is easy, guys. This is easy. Allies not asking us for big things, small changes in our family life, in our personal life, in our mannerisms with others. I come to the Muslim world. First thing I notice. Lack of courtesy. The first thing I noticed lack of courtesy. You see, I'm standing in London, it didn't happen here. But I wouldn't be surprised. It could have been anywhere. I'm sorry, it was some country in a hotel, right? To check in. Somebody else walks in cuts the line, maybe nowadays.
This will never happen in Australia, this will never happen in England, this will never happen in America, this will never happen. No, it'll happen in the Muslim world.
It'll happen here. And just a simple gesture of courtesy to your fellow human being. If we can't even do that, how are we talking about the Sunnah of the most respectful, the most normal human being that ever lived? What kind of example? Are we? The non Muslims who live in this country? And there are lots of them? What example do they see of the Muslims? What have they seen from the Muslims? Think about that for yourself? How what kind of behavior to the observer? Does it when they see the behavior of the Muslims? Does it make them want to be Muslim?
Does it make them want to say these people are so kind, so courteous, so patient, so respectful? So controlling of their time? So controlling of their eyes? They have so much love in their families, man, what do they have? Oh, they have this thing called the sum of their messenger. Are they sort of? Well, I want some of that. Can I have that? Yeah, you got to be Muslim?
Or what are what do we show them? We show them somehow I'm embarrassed to say guys, I'm just embarrassed to say we have to raise the status or character. It has to rise. It has to rise. The young people in this audience, listen, I'm going to be as straightforward as I can be. Even if it gets me like in trouble. I'll just say it as I can, as clearly as I can see it, you have a problem. The Muslim youth have a problem. They're obsessed with brands. They're obsessed with
Tables they'll go into the ultimate goal in your life is going to hang out in the mall. What is wrong with you?
Life is a lot bigger than the mall
and what's brand new you have to carry the bag like the brand bag and if you don't shop from there you shop from there once but you take the bag with you every time to the mall to let people know that you know you got your socks inside or something and
because you need to feel like you know
and if you bought a watch you keep doing
this is what we've reduced ourselves to. Is this what brings you know, is this what brings you respect? Is this what makes you worth something pieces of plastic, cloth, metal, rocks, and stuff they are as it's stuff, it's stuff, it'll go. The thing that gives gives you respect is your Islam is your messenger. The thing that gives you an ability is the book of Allah. What do you know about that? How much of that are you carrying? I know you're wearing a lot of brands, let's start wearing this. There's been a little bit
let's start wearing that. So people can that's a brand people want to see. They haven't seen it yet. They have to see that. I pray that Allah azza wa jal rises helps us Omar rise to the occasion, and I played pray that allows him to bless bless the people of Qatar and make them an example for Muslims everywhere. Make them make their children examples for youth everywhere. May Allah azza wa jal protect you and your family from the fitna that surrounds you from the fitness happening all over the world. May Allah azza wa jal elevate the status of the Muslims and make them you know, make them live up to the responsibility left by their messenger, adding salt to Sonam. Thank you so very much
for being patient. Go get some blankets. A lot of cloudy weather comes to them already.
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And what I did with it, hold on. Okay. So as you're leaving, can you guys show this on the screen? This is a gift I got for you from Texas. Okay, it's a it's a gift card. I have a website called the unit TV. It's a subscription. This is 30 days free subscription for being a TV. If you open it on a flyer you open it you scratch the back and you get access online. What it is, is I how many people here don't know Arabic? Don't know Arabic. Okay, you're like me. Okay, good. So if you don't know Arabic, and you want to learn a little bit of Arabic, I teach my daughter about 15 minutes a day of Quranic Arabic. And that entire series is called Arabic because now that's on this website. So you
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