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what I want to talk to you about this evening in sha Allah is something very near and dear to my heart.
And something that I feel has been missing in much of the conversation that Muslims are having with each other.
And what I want to share with you this evening is basically an idea of passing you a certain responsibility in what you share then with fellow Muslims, and actually not just with fellow Muslims also with non Muslims. The first thing I want to talk about is this concluding towards the end of sudo to nahalat. Allah azza wa jal says lsvt big, which is commonly translated invite to the way of your Lord that's how it's translated typically invite to the to the way of your Lord bill hikma, meaning using wisdom, or invite to the way of your Lord wisely.
But let's think about this a little more deeply. When you invite someone, inviting someone is an act of friendship, it's an act of kindness. And it's an act of love. You don't invite someone that you hate, and inviting someone cannot happen when you're angry. In other words, you don't go over to someone inviting them to dinner to your house and say,
Come to my house.
You don't do that, because that is the guaranteed way of your get your invitation not being accepted.
What I'm trying to get at is that the idea of Dawa the idea of spreading or inviting people to Islam, the idea of the hour itself is an act of love and courtesy and respect for the person you're giving Dawa to, it cannot be filled with a message of hate, it cannot be filled with a message of judgment. It cannot be a condescending message, where you come across as better than the one you're talking to. It cannot do any of those things. Because if it is, it's just not an invitation. It's just not an invitation. Now, that's the first word that allow users to do.
And then he says in a civilian a big call to the path of your master. Now, I want you to think about this. There's lots to talk about in classical Tafseer. But I want to make it very simple for our audience today is really easy to understand. When I invite someone, I invite them to my house, yes. I invite them to a conference, I invite them to a retreat. I invite them to this program, I invite them to a restaurant, meaning what I'm trying to say is you invite people to a destination. What you do is you invite people to a destination, but you don't call someone and say hey, I want to invite you to highway 95. That doesn't make any sense. You don't want to invite people to a path. You
invite people to a why a destination. That's what makes sense. Now think about what Allah said, although in a sabini rhombic.
invite people to what
the path of your master the road of your master, he's not the invitation is not to the destination. The invitation is to the road, which is unlike any other invitation.
When someone now let me help you understand why that is because this is profound wisdom in the Quran, profound wisdom in the Quran. When you invite someone to your house, which is a destination, and they don't show up,
they don't show up. They're two hours late. Or like me for Joomla. Today, Amazon, I was an hour late.
So if you're late, then people are upset with you because what you did not make it to the destination.
But if you were invited to the path, then it doesn't matter if you've traveled 1000 miles. And it doesn't matter if you've only traveled 10 feet. You have already met your goal because you are aware on the road. You're on the road. In other words, Allah azza wa jal has given us a profound gift. That to help us understand what that means. You're not asking people to reach the destination of perfection. You're not asking people we're not expecting from anyone not from me, not from you. No one is expected to be an absolute complete perfect submission to Allah without any mistakes. No, no, no. And people aren't even expected to be at the same level. No, because this is a path some people
will make progress.
Faster than others, some people are going to be way ahead, some people are going to be behind. Some people are going to move really slowly. And some people are going to move super fast. Some people are just getting started. And their progress is literally an inch a day almost feels like they're not making any progress at all.
Feels like that. But you know what, all of that all of that is a success. And if any of those people die, if any of them died on the road, meaning it feels like they were just traveling, and they didn't even make it to their destination, and their journey came to an end, they died. They are acceptable with Allah because they were on the road, the entire religion of Islam is described as a road in a sirata. Mr. Team Think about that. The entire life you spend is a road that you're traveling on. And the point of a road is to make progress. But Allah did night did not define for us how fast and how quick, and how much progress quantitatively you're supposed to make. Because every
human being is different.
Not every day, by the way, the journey to Islam. We say some people take their time coming to Islam. But it's not any different even after Islam, your progress even after coming into Islam takes time. It doesn't happen overnight. There are some Sahaba who go from absolutely against Islam to completely an Allah submission for Islam. And then there are some other companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who's struggled, they struggled. It was hard. It wasn't easy for them. It wasn't as not every Sahabi was able to decode the Allahu taala and who not everyone was the Allahu talanoa they weren't. People were at different levels. Why do you think the best generation
the best of all generations, when the IAAF came about alcohol?
When the IOD came about alcohol, they came one time we're in stages. They came in stages. Can you imagine these are the best people, the best believers of all the other generations that will ever come. And the best of all generations, a lot did not impose a drastic change on them. Collectively, immediately, he didn't expect that it would disappear all of a sudden, even though even though in the final revelation that has to do with Hummer that has to do with alcohol and wine consumption. Allah azza wa jal describes it as an Egyptian minimalist shape on an abomination and evil from the work of the devil. Now, I want you to think about this.
If alcohol has always been the work of the devil,
even when Allah said he didn't say it was haram yet, even then it was evil. Even then, even when he said at least don't be drunk when you want. When you pray, even then it was still the work of who the devil but Allah didn't say it yet.
It was too much to handle for some people. So Allah was merciful to the believers even around the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And he allowed them to develop to mature and eventually gave them the final verdict. This is evil. This is an abomination you need to stop altogether.
What I'm trying to tell you is nowadays you give that power to someone and you expect them to turn around and turn into a hobby. Or if not savvy, it's a hobby at least at Derby within 24 hours,
Bro, I told you What's wrong yesterday while you still doing it, bro. A soft aloha Arlene, these people don't even change man. I already gave them that what they didn't change. I already told them I gave a whole 20 minute hookah and look, nothing changed. Man, can you like go read something about neuheiten salaam or something dude.
He has a right to say people don't change.
You don't have a right to say that.
And by the way, it is not your words are my words that change people.
It is not our words that change people. It is a law that changes people. I start from here because this talk is supposed to be a balance between Kenya and Africa. And the first thing I want to share with you is sometimes in our data, we kill the hopes of people. We expect too much from them too quickly. As a matter of fact, when you give someone data or even as a Muslim, who is in disobedience to a lot. A lot of young guys came to me today and said my friends in college, they drink Muslim friends.
They drink they do drugs and they do worse. And I'm trying to give them advice. What do I do? I don't know what to do with these guys. They don't want to come with me to Joomla didn't want to come with me to the machine. I tried to make them watch a YouTube video. They don't want to hear it. I don't know what to do with them.
You know what I say? You just need to be patient with them and keep giving them a reminder and
Don't give up on them. Because you don't know which of your words are going to be planted inside their heart like a seed. And you don't know when that seed a level grow it. You don't know.
Maybe it'll happen a year from now that the words you said to them click, maybe it'll happen 10 years from now maybe it will happen overnight that is not up to us.
Which is why in the very same ayah, when Allah towards the end in this ayah of Dharma, what does he tell us? He tells us in Naropa, who Adam Allah knows better, who's guided and who's misguided. In other words, what you see, you think someone is guided, you think someone is misguided? A lie is telling you I know better than you who's guided and who isn't. There's something going on in a person's heart. This girl is not wearing a job. She's dressed like you can't even tell she's Muslim, but there's a turbulence inside her heart. And her heart is turning back to Allah. And she is closer to Allah in her transition at this moment than somebody who on the outside look looks like a perfect
I want to tell you a crazy story. But before I do, I gotta drink some water.
True story. Last Ramadan. Actually two Ramadan's ago, I was in Texas, after we you get a little extra hungry. So there's only like two restaurants open in Texas and Dallas. So we go to this one place, late night, we're sitting there a bunch of guys, we're having dinner. And the table next to us, our two young women that are dressed fairly inappropriately by Islamic standards. We don't think they're Muslim. We don't think they're Muslim.
And because the tables are rather close, they're talking to each other. And one of them says, I feel so bad. I haven't prayed in like a year.
And the other one said, me too. It's Ramadan, we should go. I think I have a job in my car.
This is a conversation the two of these are having I'm trying to eat a shawarma.
And I pause like,
And they got up in the middle of their meal. They didn't even finish their meal they left. The machine must still be open right now because it's normal, but they keep it open all night. Let's go. I think I still remember where it is.
And I tell you, I don't know, Allah knows. I don't know that the Torah guy these girls made? Maybe don't even they don't even remember how to make, although I don't know.
Maybe I don't even know, like another soon after the fact. I don't know. Maybe you don't even know how many law for a shot. They're supposed to pray? I don't know. But maybe there's a law is more valuable to Allah than somebody who's a halving of Quran, who prayed the entire night and his head was somewhere else
who was only reciting to show off to people.
We don't know we cannot judge the outside from the inside. We can't we can only see the outside. Yeah.
That's it. That's all we know. So our attitude towards people, when we invite them to Islam has to change. Our sense of judgment has to change because we are making them hopeless. We make them feel like they'll never make it to agenda. That's the first problem I wanted to bring to your attention. Here's the second problem. This is how these are these are ways in which we make people's hopes for genda disappear. They don't even want to work towards the afterlife, because they feel like it's pointless. I'm never gonna make it any way I'm not good enough.
The second way we do it, we make it seem like you have to have so much knowledge, you have to know so much, and so much. And so much Islamic history, and so much Arabic And so much stuff, seed, and so much of so many things. And you have to know so many scholars and all of their books, and all of their names, and all this stuff. And then you have to watch all these 1000s of YouTube videos and take all these notes, maybe then you might make it into genda.
And now what happens to people, they get intimidated, man. There's way too much stuff to learn. But I don't know, I don't know this stuff. But I'm not good enough until I learn everything. Let me ask you something. Think about this.
This is one of the most beautiful stories in the entire Koran. It is the young men of the cave, you know the story.
These young men of the cave that Allah described, they lived at a time after at least it he said um before the coming of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And according to the best historical records, they actually were discovered in their cave, or when they came out to eat food. They were discovered about 100 to 120 years before the birth of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. So it's very close to the time of the Prophet sites and and that has happened. Now, these young men are living at a time where there are no profits.
These young men are both belong to a village, a city where there are no other Muslims. They're the only ones. Everybody else is on mushnik. These young men are not scholars. They don't have a shave who teaches them. They have no agenda in anything. Nothing
All they know is that they cannot worship anyone other than Allah. That's all they know. They don't have any other end. They don't know anything else.
Allah of Islam, scholars of Islam, from the beginning of our history to this day, people who studied UFC for their entire life, are going to be writing and studying the legacy of young men who didn't know anything. But in the law.
Those young men who are nothing in knowledge are heroes to the aroma of Islam.
They are heroes that ska old men with white beards that have spent their entire library life in the mcda. Islamia. In the Islamic library. Those old men are studying these teenagers. Think about that.
We have made things complicated. We've complicated things, we're expecting too much from people. First of all, understand the real expectation from people is that they recognize who they are, Rob is and that is it. And then let their journey begin. And if you want to seek a lot of knowledge, and you want to learn a lot, that just means you're further down the road, and somebody is not that good at learning. That's okay. They're just a little behind the road in knowledge, but they must be way ahead of you on the road to sincerity. There could be someone who knows a lot of Arabic And because of it, they're arrogant. And there could be someone who doesn't know any Arabic When they recite the
Fatiha al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
and yet their Fatiha is dearer to Allah than the best party.
That could happen. Somebody came to me today brother, I have a little bit of a stutter. Whenever I recite the Fatiha I have a hard time reciting certain letters, is my Salah still accepted.
And I said to him, listen to me, young man Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loved the event of Bilal.
And Bilal couldn't even pronounce a cian. He used to say as hadoo Allah Allah hi lava.
And this is what the messenger loved hearing if somebody went to the mic today at the masjid and said as haddow Allah Allah Allah Allah take this guy down, man, that didn't get accepted.
You know, we have to repeat the whole Salah I don't even know if he's watchable Katana or something. You know, we go crazy. And yet this is the Rasul of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loving, lovingly inviting below the Allahu anhu with his mispronunciation. And how hard Are we on people who don't perfect the deeds that
the Lord gave me?
How are you gonna go into general You don't even know who
This is what we've done. This will be as though as though Allah will ask us about these things more than other things.
This is we we made the road difficult because we emphasize so much perfection. And by the way, there is that you it is important. It's important. But you know what, when you become obsessive compulsive, and somebody says Bismillah No, no, this means no, this meant no Bismillah.
And you do that for nine months. I think I don't have to say this Milano. There is a problem with that. Your obsessive compulsive about something that the Sahaba did not spend this kind of time on. They were easy on people, man. They weren't hard on people. You know, when Islam spread and all these different tribes of the Arabs accepted Islam. And the majority of the Quran was revealed in the dialect of which people the kurush there were other Arabs who had different accents. And so there was a story of a Sahabi who's teaching a new Muslim Quran.
And the ayah comes in the ayah mentions al mushrikeen. And he asked the guy to read it he goes I'll Muslim 18 el machete keen, mostly tiene el mushrikeen. El Masri tiene mucho de Quito mostly in the Sahaba says you just memorize them for Jahr
they were easy on people his hair stuff that a la la li la.
That's the heck. They didn't say that stuff. They were easy. We are hard on people. But our legacy is not towards people. Especially those who accept this stuff. We put so much pressure on them. They give up on the deen altogether. Man, they walk away. They don't want anything to do with it. This is the second way in which we complicate our religion. The third way in which we close the door to gender on people, we make it sound like only the best people are going to go to gender. But you unfortunately.
I mean you could try but I mean look at you.
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Han Allah. He says, Why don't you try to rush towards Jenna? By the way, if you rush towards Jana, that actually means that you're on a road. Yeah. It means you're on the road. The imagery is consistent throughout the Quran, you're on this road tour agenda. And he says, Why don't you rush towards the agenda? Who hasn't been prepared for? I mean, you should rush towards it. But I mean, really? Come on, you're not gonna get no, no, no, what does Allah say? It has been prepared for any who believed in Allah and they're missing in his messengers. All of them. Is that restricting the gates of general or is it opening them telling me it's opening them and it's such a wide opening
that it's an extra gift of a lot that we did not expect? So in the very same IRA, he says himself that he kofod Lula up he manjusha Well, la Hogan fuddling I'll leave.
He says that is the favor of Allah He gives it to whoever he wants and Allah is capable and possesses great favor. There's a huge fever he gave people that he gave them hope that they can make it to Jenna and what do we do? Every chance we get with Allah He these people are, how can you tell your own outfit? How can you tell you have shark inside of you? You are none of your deeds will be accepted? You are going to go to jail. Oh my god, man. Chill out. are we reading the same book?
Let me tell you something from the Quran. La Yes, la ha in the Lashkar.
Before I translate this ayah listen to this example. It's a silly example. But it'll get the point across
the you know, the Department of Motor Vehicles that are traffic laws. You guys are familiar with traffic laws unless you're 17 years old. But you know, if you're familiar with traffic laws, listen. They say you will get a ticket if you speed you'll get a ticket if you want. speed. Does that mean you will only get a ticket if you speed? No. That means one of the ways you can get a ticket is one speeding but there are other ways to get a ticket right?
But what if it said no one will get a ticket except the one who speeds if I say it like that, nobody will get a ticket, except the one who speeds then what are we saying? Everybody else is off the hook. No problem. The only crime is what crime speeding. Now listen, Allah does not say yes, la has
the worst he will enter the worst people into hell. He will throw the worst people into hell. If he said that then there's the room is open. The worst people will go to hell and not that bad people also, he didn't say that. He said law is law in and Ashkar nobody will go to hell except the worst worst worst kinds of people. I Lashkar the most wretched, the most miserable, the most evil kinds of people. Those are the ones that are gonna go to Gehenna.
What is the concept that most Muslims have in their head? That somehow most of us are going to end up in Johanna
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He didn't say he will not let anybody go to Agenda except the best people, the most righteous people. He didn't say that. He said he will let the most righteous people go to agenda. They will be saved from jahannam. But he didn't say only they will be saved.
He left the door. When he came to jahannam. He closed the door. When he came to agenda. In the very next aisle. He opened the door. He likes to open that door. We'd like to close it.
And not on ourselves, especially on other people.
It disturbs me sometimes mothers with their children.
When your kid doesn't listen to you, a law will punish you.
What is wrong with you, lady?
JOHN, our mother's torn child. What? Lady Listen, listen, listen, you would not want your kid to be hit with a car, you would not want your child to fall down the stairs. You would not want your child to be stabbed with a fork when he's eating and his tooth falls out. You wouldn't want any of that stuff. But it's so easily from your mouth jahannam
there's something seriously wrong. Seriously serious that needs to stop. Because we plant these ideas in children's minds from an early age that jahannam is easy and Jenna is difficult.
jahannam is easy and gentle is difficult. How can you expect these people to have a balanced life if you do that? How can you expect them to have fun with a law when you do that? Good accept expectations of Allah. I did says time's up but I'm not listening. Is that okay with you? Okay, all right. Very good.
I got two more things to share with you
that I think Muslims need to hear. That has not said clearly enough, so I'm gonna take it upon myself to say it to you even if I get in trouble.
Allah says when otaku de Matos he falls into Kamikaze Bahasa Holla Holla Holla hahahahahaha
don't just make up stuff on your own and just use carelessly use the words halaal. And what? What do we do?
Kids are in an Islamic school, one kid is eating, chewing, yo that don't eat chewing gum that's Haram.
The other one is playing a video video video games are on
the other one, you know, no matter what you do, the first word that comes out of the kid's mouth is what? How to hum. And it doesn't. Children didn't invent that themselves. They didn't invent that themselves. They got that from their parents. They got that from a culture where we love casually to use the word haram for everything.
By the way, the fuqaha of Islam who know a lot more than you and I do, they will think 1000 times before they would call something Haram. And nowadays for you and me, it is so easy, man. It's
so easy. As a matter of fact, you know what our default position is haraam until proven Helen.
You're Why are you laughing in the machine?
Why are you sitting like that? It's hot out? Are you standing like that? It's Oh, God, man. You know,
we don't we I mean, you know, when you do this, you know what happens? You take things that Allah did not impose on people. And you like to impose on people your version of how wrong your version of Hello, that's not even rooted in any kind of deep knowledge. You never sat deeply with a with a puppy and discuss the issue. Your deep research involved Google. And you didn't even finish the whole search. The auto entered the rest of it. And you didn't even read the whole article, you read the first line. And you don't even know who the author is. It's some it says chef, so it must be good.
You don't even know.
My teacher was telling me one time one of my teachers, you know, Chef, aka another he was telling me that he was teaching in a class,
a diff class. And his student, one of the students he loves to get deleted for everything. So he was telling him what's the he was telling the students that certain things that people consider haram actually, the fukuhara did not consider it Haram. And so the student young guy, because you know, he's gonna do I'm gonna build my roof, and then he has one car in the classroom to his shape. He looks at the shape, ma Hua delille in a delille. What is the evidence? And so the chef sat down and said,
Raja, fallen and fallen and fallen and fallen and fallen and fula. And he gave him like, 20 names,
that this is Hello. And he asked the student Are you satisfied?
And he goes, yeah. And he goes, You monkey. I just named all the students in the class.
Now shut up and listen. You don't know.
People just love hearing words. They don't even know what that means is shallow knowledge. And you're using it to pass judgment on people. This is a this is chaos. There's absolute chaos. And you know what it does? It takes you know, you some kid who's got some issue. He's doing something it's not. It's not the best thing, but it's not haram either. But you tell him you're doing it wrong.
Then he starts thinking to himself, aha, yeah, you know what? I'm already neck deep in haraam. I can't get out of it anyway, I might as well go out and live it up before I die.
Because we make the haraam wide and the hill are limited and what does Allah say? He gave us a few things we should stay away from.
And the rest of this earth, Haleakala coma fail early. Jimmy can
we reverse engineered the revelation of Allah because we are narrow minded, we brought our narrow mindedness to the word of Allah to the Messenger of Allah is teaching some Allahu alayhi wa sallam and thus making the life miserable for people. Just hard for people. Here's the last one. And then I'm done on promise. This one's hard to talk about sincerity. Helped me finish the sentence loud and clear. Everything you should do you should do for the sake of
God that is wrong.
let me explain. Before you kill me.
There's a famous Hadith narration about a man who had done a lot of sins.
And he was on a journey and he saw a dog that was salivating it was dehydrated and was salivating. And so the man who was about to drink his water instead of drinking it himself, what did he do?
He gave it to the dog. And then the man died and where did he go? He went to Jana.
before he fed the dog, they returned to ally Lee YG. He can carry him
whether he is
or she never has alcohol, your ob classfied ed.
Did he say that? Your life is only for your sake that I'm feeding this dog? That is my sincere about that to you? Yeah, no, no, he just felt sorry for the dog and gave him some water. his emotions were sincere mercy, yes. But can you actually say with any evidence that that is for the sake of Allah? No.
Salah is for the sake of Allah. A vida is for the sake of Allah. Receive the recitation of the Quran is for the sake of Allah. Sharing the message of Islam is for the sake of Allah. But loving your mother is because you choose your mom.
You don't say I only love you because of Allah, you know?
Because if I wasn't for Allah, I
know you idiot. She's your mom.
Why don't you know the Messenger of Allah told us on the Lahore AlLahi wa sallam that smiling in the face of your brother is what
but you need to have a glass. So as soon as you see your brother Oh, my Nia clear. It's not because I like you. Is because of Allah.
You just like your brother and you're happy to see him so you smile. And Allah records that as one sadaqa even though in your head that has nothing to do with wha hoo. With a lion had only some something to do with you're happy to see your brother.
You kiss your child. It's an act of Avada
you kiss your child it's an activity.
You show love to your wife? It's an activity bother for some of you. You have to bring a lion to that one. Yeah, I can't do it. It's not it's really hard for me to be nice to her. So it's only for you. That I'm gonna buy her some flowers. Not because I love her nothing.
I had it not been for Allied Oh, no.
No, no, we've got this all wrong. sincerity. We love Buzz buzz phrases we love to say everything you do, you should do for the sake of Allah. Allah never said that. The Prophet never said that's a long way sell them the condition in the Quran. And the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim is sincerity. And you can have sincerity to your mother. You can have sincerity to your teacher. You can have sincerity to your fellow Muslim and you have to in some manners only have sincerity to Allah. But all of your emotions are supposed to be pure and sincere, no matter who they are directed towards that you don't have you say something and you mean something else. And let me tell you when a class
is missing, when you hold a grudge against your brother, you don't like him but when he walks over to you say salaam aleikum because when you say a Salaam wa Alaykum you are saying you have nothing left against him in your heart. So don't say it if you don't mean it because it's not sincere. And if Allah is compelling you to say it, he's telling you to change what's in your heart. He's telling you to change it so don't just say Salaam and don't say
cuz that ain't vida como Salam aleikum. wa salam means we go man, I love you. I hope that you have peace in your life. I hope that Allah sends his salon his peace upon you. I hope that your family is at peace. Everything is everything about USPS. And by the way, I declared that I'm at peace with you, man. I got nothing in my heart against you. That is Salaam, that sincerity that is taught to us in the salon. Now why am I telling you this?
I met people I meet young people all the time when I travel. One brother came to me one young man came to me and said, Hey, I have a real problem.
I have a job. I love my job. I really love doing what I do. I enjoy it a lot. But it's done here.
I should quit right.
And just study Islam all day. I said Why? Because everything we do should be white for the sake of Allah but I'm only doing my job because I love my job. I love engineering and I just I love it so much. So it's insincere for him to Allah Isaac, bro, chill out. I don't know who did this to you. But we need to detox.
When you when the Messenger of Allah told us himself sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Cebu habibollah the one who works hard to earn a clean living is the Beloved of Allah. He is going to work hard because he loves hard work because he wants to earn a good income for his family. That itself is inactive and Avada. And that is sincere because his means of earning is sincere. His he's puts honest work into his workplace. He's sincere to his employer. He truly earned his paycheck. He
didn't sit there watching Islamic videos on sincerity for 40 hours and get a paycheck. No, no, no, he actually earned his paycheck and he's sincerely concerned about the well being of his family. There is a loss all around this picture. And we cannot dismiss that and make people's lives miserable. making them think that they have no sincerity. That when they do the deen of Allah is beautiful, it's beautiful. It gives you hope. It makes you realize everything you do can have value is appreciated by Allah, even the smallest of things, even the smallest of things, and yet at the same time, what do we do we have turned this religion into something hard, something ugly, something
impossible. We've that we're criminals when it comes to that we have to stop committing this crime ourselves. We have to restore the beauty of this Deen we have to restore the beauty of this Dean I know that I said my final comment they gave up on me they close the shut the screen down. So here's my final comment I promised this time it is the final comment is that I'm not going to Mrs. illogical Hodge this thing is the last thing I'm telling you right now is the last thing
and then it's another 45 minutes after that. So there's gonna be 120 I love him. I'm sorry. I'm cracked jokes about them all I want because he doesn't spare me ever. So listen. The last thing I want to share with you in this regard about making our Deen easy taking our Deen easily.
is Allah angry in the Quran? Sometimes Tell me
Is he angry in the Quran sometimes? Absolutely.
Now, please listen. Listen to the silly example first, then I'll tell you about the Quran.
Sometimes I have six children, by the way.
So one of my younger boys Walid maybe he does something. Maybe he took the crayons and decided to write his name on the wall.
And I'm yelling at him bullied. Why did you do that? Why did you take the crayons? You shouldn't have written on the wall. I'm yelling at him. And my daughter says yeah, when he Why did you do that?
And I look at my girl and go Excuse me?
When did you become mama bear?
I'm the father. I have a right to be angry. You're a little chicken. You need to know your place.
You understand what I'm saying to you?
Allah gets angry in the Koran because he is a law. He has a right to get angry. But you know what people do? They take the IOP in which ally is angry. And they say yeah, I was angry. So I'm angry too.
The biggest example of that is our own messenger. Salallahu alaihe salam how he taught us this balance. We're in Christmas season so it's appropriate to mention even when somebody says Allah has taken a son, how angry doesn't make a lot? how angry does it make Allah the skies shake? They're about to rip open. tocado sam Otto.
The earth is about to crack open. The skies are about to rip. When somebody says what? Allah has taken a sun. This is extremely angering to Allah extremely infuriating to Allah. But those same Christians who say it when they come to visit the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells them to stay we're in which hotel?
Huh? I must say the number one. And when they pray to Jesus, where do they pray in another way by the permission and hospitality of the Messenger of Allah? Because Allah has the right to get angry. But the messengers job is loving Dawa. There's a difference between the two. And the Muslim needs to understand that difference. They cannot take the anger of Allah and turn that to your anger against people. You have no right. You have no right and I have no right. That is in the hands of Allah.
We have to restore balance to this online. It will not happen if we don't go back and deeply think about our tradition. We cannot afford to think in a shallow way about a single ayah of the Quran, a single Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There are too many people with too much anger issues, depression issues, raised issues that are speaking on behalf of Islam, and they print their rage and their anger and their depression. They read these Ayat of Allah in through the lens of their depression and their anger and they make it seem like that is how you correctly understand these. And it is unfair to the book of Allah. So we have to restore sincerity to the book of Allah
sincerity to the word of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the way we think about Allah and in the way we help other people think about Allah. May Allah help all of us shoulder this responsibility and make the next generation a model for hope and returning
Back to the deen of Allah in the spirit that it should be barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh