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ICNA Dawah Conf 2020

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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh on handling Naira Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sherkin MBM. Mursaleen. One early humans Hobbesian Marine. Welcome brothers and sisters to this session Dawa the Prophetic Mission. Inshallah we have a number of speakers in this session and the session will conclude with a q&a session we're gonna go to our next presenter inshallah Imam Omar Suleiman Inshallah, who is the founder and CEO of Yaqeen Institute for Islamic research, and inshallah His title is make a wish.

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Zack, now I can walk into my camera cattle. I will ask the Minister of Energy Mr. Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa everyone in our on line. I mean, what are people to do in WhatsApp in a lot more Saudi was selling Mubaraka avocado silica Mohamed Salah hi and he was salam. Why while early he was likely he was selling for semen coffee Allah Subhan Allah the title of this session is actually taken from a famous narration with only real Pablo, the law of town hall, where Amato the longtime animal was sitting with the companions and he asked them to make a wish he asked them to wish for anything. And so one of them said that they wish that they could have as much gold as would

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fill the building so that they could spend it visa vie the law. And almost all the laws are and will continue to prompt them to say Make A Wish Make a wish. And the you know, most of the Sahaba or all of them that were speaking we're speaking about having things that they could give for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala to spread the message of Islam and as they kept on being prompted a lot of the a lot of time and was that I wished this this home was full of men like obey the genre more either notable, and silent Mola Have you heard a phone call the Law of town and who to use them to spread the word of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Subhan Allah with that is what it speaks to is that all

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men are going to follow the law of time and who was speaking about the power of having actual people that are dedicated and committed to this Deen that what is encompassed in the people like Aveda and why and Salah may Allah be pleased with all of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is, is so profound and is something that that owl does any other type of possession in this world. A person who is committed to Allah and to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and to spreading the deen of Allah subhana wa it's Allah Allah is was just says woman X and Poland manda in Allah, while I'm in a slightly hand what color England the muslimeen. And what is better, who is

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better in speech than the one who calls to Allah subhanaw taala and works acts of righteousness and says that I am from amongst the Muslims. And Allah subhanaw taala mentions this person and the way that they live their lives, completely giving themselves to Allah and to this wonderful Deen that we have of Islam. And Subhan Allah, as we think about that, and you know, often when you attend fundraisers, and you see the hands that go up for the checks that are written and you see the buildings that are built, you know, I often wish that we could fundraise for volunteers. And subhanAllah often, you know, you feel like as you're building the institutions, just the importance

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of reminding all of us that the goals of these institutions are to nurture individuals that will then spread the deen of Allah subhanaw taala throughout the world, in a way that would make our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam proud that would gain the acceptance of Allah US patents on make our messenger SallAllahu it was and I'm proud, and that the human capacity when a human being accepts this religion and then lives by this religion and then spreads this religion is is unmatched in terms of the other things that we have material things that we have to use for the purpose of seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa taala. And you know, even when you think about the

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prophets of Allah, when you think about how the Prophet sallallaahu Salam described the house of the prophets, the house of the prophets, and he said, sal Allahu it was son that his example to the rest of the prophets is like this beautiful home. And as people walk by that home, and they they marvel at the beauty of that home, there's this one missing brick, and they praise the home, but they say if only that one brick was there, if only that one brick was there, and the Prophet SAW Allah Hardy was so is the completion of that structure of 1000s of Prophets, 1000s of MBAs that have come along, all of them calling to toe hate all of them calling to Eliza, all of them upon divine revelation and

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righteousness and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being the culmination of it all the completion of that

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Building of the prophets, he then think about the building of this ummah, you know the prophets of Allah Arnie was someone he looked out on the night of an Issawi Mirage and he saw this enormous OMA this enormous group of people. And he thought, Oh Allah or even some that it must be his own man. They said, this is the OMA of Musa alayhis salam. And then he was turned to it his salatu salam of much larger group of people, a group of people that made even that group of people small. And he was told by debri Ronnie Islam that this is your May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those Allahumma Amin that are standing behind the prophets of Allah Allah He was Salam on the day of

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judgment that are drinking from his hands on the day of judgment and that are surrounded

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that are that surrounds him it his Salatu was Salam as his neighbors and germinative for those along the Amin. So the prophets like Selim was amazed by the size of this ummah, looking out at the size of this ummah, he also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was pleased when he looked out and he saw his companions in prayer because there was a continuity that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wished to see, as he looked down on his luck to Islam, he saw his companions in prayer than he was pleased to Allah who it was salam, that he, that he fulfilled his mission, are you his salatu salam, that he did what he did that all the blood, sweat and tears of 23 years had paid off because the

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prophets lie someone was leaving this ummah when it was in the hands of the likes of Rebecca so they are the LA hotel and home Rama or if not, and it may Allah be pleased with them all. There's a continuity and the prophets like Selim would say, homie, whiny Bobby, they are my brothers. They are my beloved ones. They said who is the yellow suit Allah and the satellite, some he's not talking about the inside of the margerine. He's talking about those who believe in the prophets like Selim, and they've never even seen him. The diversity of this ummah, looking around the world, the people reciting the Quran, all around the world, the different colors and different languages and different

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cultures all united around the word of Allah subhanaw taala as taught by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, it's stunning. And it's something that you think about with regards to the building, that this ummah constitutes right that we are a building that we are a home, and we pray that Allah subhanaw taala make us useful bricks to that home the body of Islam as it goes through generation and generation. Calling to the way of the prophets of Allah Harney. He was salam calling to to others to believe in Him it is falafel slam his message, without having seen him as we have believed in him it slots was salam without having seen him. And so you know, it's just a reminder as

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this time goes on, that if the prophets I send them said that if Allah azza wa jal was to guide by your hand, one person, that it's better for you than the world and all that, that that it contains, when we think about this at the institutional level, if our institutions are able to provide to nurture just one, you know, one Muslim who believes in Allah subhanaw taala, and the messenger slice of them and who practices their religion, proudly and calls people to this Dean, and serves with this Dean, that the entirety of that institution is worth that that's better than the entire world that the success of the institution is the type of individuals that it can produce in that regard.

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And there is no way you know, we have people here, you know, and have done a lot and I want to because sometimes we wait for people to die in order to to thank them and I asked her to nasally escuela we are someone like Imams that are too harsh with us how many institutions have been built by Imam Suraj Have you the whole lot on right so one individual means so much when that individual is committed to this cause the cause of Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and can produce so much good that can outlive us and that can last for generations within it Tada calling them to Allah and his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and be in the light and all of us

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meeting the Prophet sallallahu he was and then while he's proud of us, on the Day of Judgment, realize that that make us amongst those who the prophets lie some is proud of on the day of judgment, and who are gathered with the Prophets lie some of the highest level genitive, FreeDOS Allah I mean, you know, just as I as I complete these words, I want to actually just say about, you know, this work in particular that Subhan Allah is a pioneering organization, why Islam is pioneering work gained peace, his pioneering work, the amount of good that why Islam has done as a subsidiary and gain peace has as done as subsidiary it cannot. You cannot put a price tag on that.

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And I remember you know, so had a lot you know, just going out and putting the pamphlets on the doors you know, in a

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in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, actually, there's a brother may last concept bless him and preserve him brother Ed. Brother, Edward, who would take out youth every Sunday morning. And we'd go and we just put pamphlets, hundreds of pamphlets on people's doors and all we had were the whitest lamp pamphlets. And we and he, I don't want to say we because I don't want to take from his credit he a convert himself may last concept bless him and preserve him. He mapped out the entire city And subhanAllah within a few years we were able to cover it did allow robbing the entire city with those pamphlets and it was those why Islam pamphlets and this is almost 20 years ago that that this

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endeavor was taking place that he was taking youth to be able to do this. So may Allah subhanaw taala bless these organizations, for being there for us and allow us to be there for them. And when we volunteer our time with these organizations with this effort of Dawa through the likes of Echidna, then it is only for our benefit been the lucky Tyler that on the Day of Judgment bitten the nights how do we find this on our scale of good deeds? So may Allah Azza Jeddah reward, it cannot, why Islam gain peace for the wonderful work that they're doing? May Allah azza wa jal allow us to have a share of that work. And may Allah allow all of us to have the entirety of the reward on the

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Day of Judgment alone. I mean, just like Malachite on said, I want it combined to

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just Accola Cara mer. And as all of the speakers before us, I really emphasize we can either be watches, and really listen to this presentation and just go away and continue in our lives. Or we can be doers. And I'd like to really invite everybody to be a doer.

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The simplest thing that we can do is really to put Islam in our actions in our daily lives. But we also need to try and get involved in the work that's ongoing. You can be part of it you can as our efforts, if you want to volunteer and one of the things whether check Omar Soliman mentioned is that he wishes we could fundraise for volunteers. And really there is our opportunity to fundraise for volunteers. Simply go to and you can volunteer for many of the activities that are associated with the doll work that many communities doing. Also donate with your money and inshallah Be a doer. May Allah subhanaw taala give us autofeed. So in that with that we are out of time for

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this session. One thing I would like to end with is simply to say that many people are asking the question, well, how do we do dollar during COVID-19? With lockdown, we socially distance, what do we do on some of the work ikan is doing to me like postcards to some of the remote areas in the country, try and get the message of Islam, invitation to Islam to people and to complement those mailing efforts with social media campaigns targeted to the same regions in Sharla. So I'd like to end by thanking all of the speakers for their fantastic presentations and the words of inspiration, I must want to like give us Tofik to act on these words. Please do donate something for the work of

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Dawa. Please do volunteer for getting involved in some of the NGO initiatives that are available to you