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Pamela we're actually the subject of a discussion that I was having with a sudden man as he was leaving right now. He asked me what are you going to talk about right now and I told him that when I came to this convention, I decided that all three of my talks would be one talk in essence what I started off with yesterday will continue until my last session tonight inshallah tada along the same theme, and on a consistent thought. And I told him that I'm going to talk about the eye of the second eye which I just recited to you. Yeah, you heard Edina Amano la come and fusa comb, layer guru comm number one either today, Tim. Oh, you who believe worry about yourselves, I lay come and
full circle worrying about yourselves. liable Welcome ambala Dayton, you will not be harmed by those who have gone astray. If you are amongst those who are guided eat allowing them to come Jamia, you shall all return to Allah Subhana Allah Tiana for you in a bill can be my contempt at Milan. And therefore Allah Subhana hoods Allah will inform all of you of that which you used to do. And he told me he said that I and while I am not making this up, he said that ayah has always posed problems for me, I've never been able to find a satisfactory answer to what that means. That's upon Allah. Interestingly enough, even the Sahaba had a difficult time understanding and applying this ayah in
its proper context. This is Mr. Ito and I want to give you a long ad, which is narrated by case ignore behind him or the Allahu taala and he says call upon Athena abubaker. He says our karate allowed to Allah and who stood up to give us hope, but I want you to imagine a robot kill us to do the Allahu taala not Norman anicon. Not almost a layman, not Mufti mink, not Abdi Nasir Jenga, not Yes, nee Mujahid, not, not Mohammed Abdul Jabbar. None of the none of the lecturer is not Muslim, ha No, none of these people, I want you to imagine above the law, the law is a sense to give you a speech to give you a hope. But
for me the law was not an A. So he says that apobec law, the law and was started off his holtville in the way that we started off our lectures, praising Allah Subhana hudsonalpha and extolling him and declaring his perfection. Then he said,
you hand us over people in the contract law owner How do I hear you reciting this? Ayah? Yeah, you have Latina Amano, la come and fusa con la Goro como la isla de Dayton. Oh, you who believe worried about yourselves, you will not be harmed by those who have gone astray if you are amongst those who are guided well in the cemetery to what I saw with Allah, He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he could
But I heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying,
in a nursery, either a will mooncup la Yogi Runa, who, Osaka and Yamaha mala who be recording
a very profound and scary Hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, verily people, if they see mooncup if they see evil law you hirundo and they do nothing to change it. Oh Shaka and Yamaha mala hubiera kabhi, it may be that a loss of Anahata IRA will cause his wrath to descend upon all of them.
And so I'll go back here about the alonside and who is not illustrating a contradiction between a hadith and an ayah abubakr. So this will allow China and who is illustrating a contradiction between the way that an idea is being recited and the way that an AI is being interpreted and the way that an AI is being taken out of context and a Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala and who is pointing to a contradiction within us a conflict within us. It's the narrative of Muslims who live in comfort, and as they see what goes on around the world, as they see what happens to others around them. They recite this ayah justifying their narrative, justifying
their passiveness that you know what a loss of Hannah which Allah has only commanded me to worry about myself. A loss of Hannah hoods Anna has not commissioned me to worry about the things that go around me. Yes, that was praiseworthy. Yes, speaking up is praiseworthy, but it is not an obligation upon the believer. Ironically, earlier on in the sutra uncertain about ADA, Allah subhana wa tada sighs and anyone who's read certainly everyone's read through it in Maya but anyone who memorizes it can immediately point out the frequent mention Yeah, you have nurse Yeah, you alladhina amanu Yeah, you have prasun frequently in the surah Allah says oh people, oh you who believe? Oh messenger of
Allah. And Allah is repeated over and over and over within the surah earlier on in the surah Allah subhana wa tada says, Yeah, you Allah Dena Amano kuno ko Amina de la Shahada
oh you believe be amongst those who stand firm in their belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala and bearing witness to justice standing firm for justice earlier on in the sutra, but here Allah as a judge says, worry about yourselves. A bucket or the allowed Tyler angle is having to point out to even a group of Sahaba This is within two years of the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that you are not understanding this ayah properly. That Allah Subhana junta Ana has not given you a religion where all you have to do is pray and worry about yourself and be a good family man. Be a good husband be a good wife and not not worry about the world around you. Allah has not given
you a religion like the loss of Hannah Montana. In fact, he says couldn't hire our own mutton Oakley, Jacqueline us. Chuck morona bill Murphy Watson Helena and in one cup with me Nuna Bella, you were the best nation ever produced for mankind because you enjoy and good and forbid evil while believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala Robert Murphy and Helena and in Mancha, Abdullah Massoud are the allowed Tyler anvil. He says on Monday and in one cup, as true forbidding evil, it's far harder than enjoining good.
You know enjoining good people, generally speaking, will be far more receptive to a message of you need to volunteer more, you need to give more charity, you need to go out and and you know and do good things. You need to be a better husband, a better wife, a better mother a better father. People are generally far more receptive to those messages, then you need to not do this, you need to abandon sin. You need to do away with this custom in your community which is from a leader or from a form of innovation or a form of sin. You need to do away with that which brings hardship upon your family and upon the level of Allah sallallahu wasallam people are not very receptive to that no one
likes to be called out. No one likes to be told that they're doing anything wrong. That's when your ego really kicks in. That's when your arrogance really kicks in. You know, some kind of luck you'll find those emails and it'll tell you about him a lot to Allah. He says I'm a little wary of alcohol.
When it comes to good deeds, both an evil person and a righteous person are capable of doing good deeds. But no one abandoned sin unless they're truthful with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It's far harder to make sacrifices in your life.
Life and to make commitments than to be told, do some extra good deeds. Because good deeds naturally make a person feel good, they naturally resonate with the people. And so everyone must follow the law and who said that if you look at the lives of the MBR, the lives of the prophets, when they call people to Allah Subhana, which Allah, the vast majority of their message was nothing and in one cup was abandoned your evil. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does not come to a society, and say to society, just give more charity and be nicer people, the prophets, I send them calls them out on their social ills, he calls them out on their injustices and SubhanAllah. This this strange
ideology, this, this, this attempt to turn our faith to reduce our faith. To what modern day Christianity has become like a stagnant man was talking about yesterday, to christianize our faith where it becomes a faith, of rituals of faith, of theology, of faith of prayer, but not a faith that calls people out on their phone calls people out on their injustices. This attempt is growing stronger and stronger and stronger.
And if you look at the very early revelations in the Quran, you find a loss of Hunter Hunter as he was teaching the people calling the people to tell him to monotheism and belief in Allah and belief in the hereafter and belief in the message. The very early ayat was either no older to see that the ie the minnkota locks, when that young girl that you've buried alive is asked for what crime was she kills Allah subhanho wa Taala warns the people who cheat with their weights. Right, very, very early on, what's the name of the surah wale a little mo Puffin. Allah subhanho wa Taala warns people who cheat in their businesses Allah speaks against economic injustice is in Mexico. Very early on in the
message, a loss of Hannah Montana brings it home. Allah subhanho wa Taala very early on, warns people about repelling the orphans, about being arrogance, about treating people like they are less than them. Meaning our theology is one that is ingrained with social justice at the very root of it. At the very core of it. It's one that addresses those issues. It's one that calls people out on their evils. So when we talk about an Islam
that is devoid of any political rhetoric, and Islam, that allows people to live their lifestyles in any way that they want to, as long as they cry and celebrate the birthday of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and no I'm not this is not an anti molad talk. There is a genuine st laugh amongst them. And you know about marking the day of the of the birth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to remember the Prophet slicin there's a genuine stlr I'm not criticizing people like emammal clt Rahim Allah to Allah, or people that held that opinion that it was okay to mark that date. But what I'm saying is that the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they
didn't need that, because every single day was ammoland, to the companions of the Prophet slice Allah. Every single day was a celebration of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they did not simply have an emotional attachment to the Prophet's life setup that was devoid of actually following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
so it's not about getting together once a year and building an amazing cake and crying over the mention of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam it's part of our religion to have that emotional attachment to the Prophet slice Allah. But what Allah Subhana Allah demands from us is to follow him on in quantum to hipbone Allah, phetchaburi Rooney, they become Allah, Allah as I just says in the Quran, say if you love Allah say to them, oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in kuntum to a boon Allah, if you really love Allah, not Sasha booni so love me your biblical Allah and Allah will love you back for Toby Rooney follow my example. And Allah Subhana Hood's Allah will love you back.
Allah azzawajal made a T bar made following the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the means by which we gain his love, not merely expressing love for the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam that's a part of our religion. It's a part of our faith. But we are not people that just remember the prophets lie Selim and romanticizes Sierra and neglect the parts of the Sierra where the prophets lie Selim got mad because you know what the prophet slicin them got angry. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he stood against injustice in this society, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was anything but a pacifist in a society. In fact, even before Prophethood the
prophets license would not tolerate volume in his presence. He was the youngest man salallahu alayhi wa sallam that stood on the day of ill health.
the day of the League of the virtuous when they came together to establish the economic rights of each and every single member of that society, ironically, some had a law that came about because a foreigner came to Mecca, and he was wrong. And he wrote a long poem about how the people of Mecca think that they're absolved how they think that because the caravan is in their possession or they think it's in their possession, how the cannabis amongst them, they can wrong people. And you know what, when you go to Mecca today, what do you see outside of those big buildings? What do you see behind that clock tower?
What do you see only a few feet away from the cloth of the carrabba, which cost millions and millions of dollars to manufacture every single year? What do you see? You see mutilated, people that are begging to live,
mutilated people that can eat and drink. That's not our Islam. Amen. I'm gonna hop out of the Allahu tada animal. When he was asked to change the cloth of the caravan, he said, the poor people are more worthy of being clothed than being fed than the caravan because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, Man, a turkey how pure are you? Not? Monkey, how great are you? But I swear that they are out the honor the blood, the property of a believer is more sacred to Allah Subhana which out of the new
that's not our Islam. Our Islam doesn't neglect the things around us and just worry about the rituals. The care about at the time of the Prophet slice of them was not this amazing, beautiful structure. The Muslims of the Prophet sly Salah was not beautiful because of all the mist and all of the fans and and you know, the roofs that retract the message of the prophets license didn't even have a roof. The message of the prophets lies them didn't even have a carpet.
They prayed on dirt.
That wasn't what made the mustard special. And it wasn't what made the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam special before Islam. He was a social activist. The youngest man What does that tell you about him he was far beyond his peers in his 20s the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was standing with the elders of his tribe, putting his hand on the carrabba and ensuring that the rights of people would be respected. And the prophets lie Selim said if I was called to that again, after Islam, I would join it even with people of CITIC even with people of polytheism I would join them to ensure the rights of people.
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Rasulullah seisen spoke up the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was an activist. He was a thought that I mean, he was a man that was trusted. He cared about the dunya of people. And that's why when he stood up some A lot of it was set up to call people to goodness in the era. They trusted him.
Those that believed in him, trusted him because they knew that the messenger sallallahu wasallam was a man that tried to rectify their affairs in this world. So surely he was trying to rectify their affairs in the hereafter as well.
This was the Islam of the messenger sallallahu alayhi, wasallam
and rasulillah sigh solemn even after Islam, yes cannot assume Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the salmon the hakon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was smiling and laughing. The prophets lie Selim was gentle, and I shall not be allowed to Anna Anna she says woman Taka Marina, he thought I never once saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam become angry for himself. But you know what she said, when the boundaries of Allah were crossed.
He would become more angry than anyone else. When tukey Malila
would become angry for Allah. The Prophet sighs Helen would not become unethical. The Prophet sly sent him in his anger would not curse the Prophet sly sentiment, his anger would not insult anyone but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would take a firm stance against injustice, whether it was in the form of billaudot, the allowance and who coming to the Prophet slicin and complaining that, that Allah and who insulted him, or sola, sliced him didn't take that lightly. He went to Abu Dhabi alone, and he admonished him, or it was in the form of Khadija the allowance Anna and her being insulted. The prophets lie Selim got mad for Cadiz out of the allowance,
or it was in the form of a group of people being transgressed or having their rights taken away from them. The prophets lie Selim got angry, and you know what so did Jesus alayhis salam or is it his love was not a passive management Allah Allah. He refutes this idea of Isa alayhis salam in the Quran. In the Abdullah Al Kitab wa Jalla, Nina BIA, WA Jelani, Mubarak and in Americans the first words of as Ali Salaam, when he spoke from the cradle were What?
In the Abdullah I am the servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala
ternium Kitab Allah gave me a book and he made me a prophet was Eleni Mubarak and a nama Quinn's and Allah made me blessed wherever I may be a bustle the alongside Anhui says Mubarak and ami Quint to be blessed wherever I may be means bill honorable Maru for Nana mooncup that wherever he went, he has stopped enjoying good and he forbade evil Oh Sani. Salatu was the county madam to hire. He enjoined me with prayer and with charity, my Doom to hire as long as I am alive and I am not shy about demanding that from people residing in Salaam, the image of a Sally is that a Sally is Sarah was just someone that walked the streets gently and just smiled at people and just said, It's okay,
keep doing your injustices keep wronging people just believe in me as the Son of God. This isn't a flawed image. it contradicts even the image of Islam in the Bible. He saw a sermon he walks in the temple and he sees people cheating in the temple. What does he do? He flips tables. That's biblical. He flips tables.
They didn't you know, they hated him, because he Sally Hassan was such a strong voice.
You know, he was seen as a political threat as well as a threat to their theology. He said he said, I'm calling them out on their on their religious hierarchies that was that in their mind was addressing earlier on today, he called them out. That's not the Christianity of our society is set up. It's not the Islam of ERISA, Allah, his Salah, the Islam of ERISA, who is described as Allah for the world, as a mercy to the world, the Islam of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who is described one out of solokha illa Allah, Allah mean, we have not sent you except as a mercy to all the worlds was in Islam that rectifies the affairs not only of the self, or the family, or the
community, but of the world around them. It's an Islam that addresses all of these issues. It's an Islam that demands one to change his own self as well as his society. And when a loss of I know it's Allah says in the La La yo yo ma be comin at you a Roma B and foresee him another Ayah that's frequently misunderstood, that Verily Allah Subhana hoods Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change the condition of themselves. This doesn't mean that you just sit back and say, let me work on my own tequila, and then everything will be okay in the oma. No, that means that you know what if I'm guilty of if I'm a transgressor in my own right, yesterday, there was a sister
that was asking about being beaten in her home, if I'm beating my wife at home, then I don't need to be looking at the TV and looking at besotted lessons, I need to look in the mirror. I need to worry about the volume in me, the transgressor within me. If I wrong, my kids, if I cheat people in my business, I need to worry about that. And if I'm complaining about Sisi in Egypt, or Bashar and Syria or whoever they may be, I need to make sure that if I was in that situation, I would not be just like them because the fact of the matter is that when you look at societies, Muslim societies, you find theft you find you find cheating, right? I always tell people this that the first time you
meet a Muslim in the masjid, religious and practicing, you say Mashallah, then when you deal with them outside of the masjid, that Mashallah quickly becomes a stuff that Allah
What happened to you? I thought he was religious. I thought she was great. All right, man. I was wrong about you.
And many of us when we complain about these rulers and these leaders, we would do the exact same thing if we were in those situations. I need to rectify my own affairs. I need to rectify the affairs of my family. That does not mean that I become neglectful of the oma around me and I don't worry about the causes around me. You know, the seller they used to have that they used to say,
this is narrated by the mountain listening and akima lots of data and others. He said that the setup they used to say aloha enough Pina Pina zenobia will hotwire Logitech Lisa.
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Oh Allah purify us from the sins that caused our supplications to not be answers and purify us from the sins that cause hardship and tribulation to come upon the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
when I see what's going on in Gaza, when I see an earthquake take place somewhere. I don't say to myself that was a lot punishing those people because they used to do this and this and that.
You know, Subhanallah it's interesting because I'm from New Orleans. And I mentioned yesterday Hurricane Katrina and I remember when Hurricane Katrina took place, unfortunately money Messiah I was hearing their hope bus they said a la punished New Orleans because of Mardi Gras
Laws wisdom for doing this. That's why it happened a lot punish New Orleans for Mardi Gras. And I thought to myself, how idiotic and stupid Do you have to be to say something like that.
And somehow there are two streets in New Orleans for a few days of the year that are full of facts that are full of corrupts, that are full of what you guys have here, the carnival, right? We have two streets in New Orleans a few days of the year that are like that. And you know what, the French Quarter where that takes place was the least affected area. And Hurricane Katrina explained that to me.
Explain that, to me. The people that were killed in Hurricane Katrina and that died were people that lived in the poorest neighborhoods. And I don't want to talk about the levees busting and who was behind that and why poor neighborhoods were flooded while the rich neighborhoods were safe, but they were poor people that died. You don't look at that and say, Ah, I lost punishing them. Because of that. No one hearts of befalls the oma, what have I done? Because the law says the Masada will bury will barely corruption has appeared on the land and on the sea be my cassava ad not because of what man's hands have earned, not because of those people, when I see what happens in Palestine, I don't
say that the people of Palestine must be really messed up because I lost testing them severely. When I see what happens in Syria, I don't say that, Oh, this is because they started listening to this type of music. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala destroyed them. When I see a tsunami take place somewhere. I don't say Well, that's because of what happens on the beaches there.
You don't know a lot of wisdom. You don't know why Allah is doing things. And that's actually the last talk for tonight is why does Allah you don't know. You have no clue. But what you do know is that when hardship falls upon the Ummah, it's you and I that we need to look at we need to look at ourselves.
We need to look at ourselves, because of the Hadeeth that I mentioned earlier in a NASA either our moon karoli Baba Runa, Osaka and jamoma La Jolla. When people see evil, they don't do do anything about it. The Wrath of Allah befalls them collectively. Even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had to suffer. Because 40 men of this oma that were told to stay on the Mount of Roma,
the mount of the hill of the archers, and not come down until the prophets lysozyme gave them the order to do so. Those 40 men the prophets, I seldom said to them, even if you see us being cut up into pieces, do not come down until I give you the order to do so.
And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the believers earned what they thought to be a victory in the Battle of
the people on that hill, many of them they look down and they said, Wait a minute. They're going to distribute the spoils of war amongst themselves. The battle is clearly over the Muslims have clearly won. And they disobeyed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and because of that, even the face of the prophets lie Selim was struck. Blood fell from his mouth sallallahu wasallam because of a group of this oma disobeying Allah subhanaw taala. So how about when you have millions of the oma of Mohammed sois and I'm disobeying Allah subhanho to Allah. Of course the oma will suffer. Of course people will struggle. That doesn't mean that Allah hates them and he loves you. That's a reminder to
the oma collectively to wake up. Because even on that day of
the allow Tyler and Jose Amaro de la I know as the Prophet sly someone was called out and Omar was called out and Rebecca will be allowed to and he was called out when Abu Sufyan called out to them and said, Do you have amongst you Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is Mohammed. So I said, I'm still amongst you, is he alive? And they required and they said a fee komaba Becker and his Abu Bakr amongst you and they required a fee como oma is Amaro de la amongst you and they were quiet. That's a power. This shows you the status of abubaker and Omar that even the enemies of Islam knew his double buckler, almost still amongst you, and also la sigh sallam.
He tells her to answer one thing they call out and they say a day of hurt for the day of better our dead have been against your dead for our debt. And also last Hi Sam tells Amato the Allahu anhu and to answer and Omar will be allowed to and who answers and he says Allahu molana when our molalla come, Allah is our protector. You have no protector. Our dead are in Jana, you're dead or in Hellfire?
Even then, they understand. No, no, no, our Shahada are blessed.
They wouldn't want to come back for the blink of an eye to this world. They're blessed. But as an oma, we do need to reevaluate ourselves as an omen.
We need to make sure that we are not doing anything to cause hardship upon the oma around us. But at the same time, we understand that when Allah tests a specific group of this oma that Allah Subhana, Allah is blessing them with Shahada that Eliza is testing them in accordance with their capacity.
And that we are being tested in accordance with our capacity as well. Your brothers and sisters, when we look at our own personal lives, and we look at the world around us, a lot of times we've restricted religiosity to the set of rituals. And I want to just come back to this and end on this point.
I said, Pamela, there's a very famous Hadith, you might have heard this Hadith, how many of you and I want to actually see a show of hands? How many of you have heard of the Hadith?
All right, no one raised their hands. Just wanted to make sure how many of you have heard of the Hadith of the woman that saw a thirsty dog and provided water for that dog, raise your hand.
Most of you have heard of the Hadeeth. You know, I often think to myself, that this woman with the profit slice on him says, was walking and she was thirsty and a law provided water to her as she saw a thirsty dog Rasulullah saw I saw him says there was a thought process. she thought to herself, a law provided for me when I was thirsty. So I said provide for that dog when it is thirsty. And she took her shoe and she filled it with water. And she provided for that dog and so a lot for gave her first sense and I think to myself, I say you know what, what would a religious person do today?
You were thirsty, some water and you started drinking. Then a dog came and you said that a lot, not just impure kick the dog and told it to go away and you thought you were being religious by doing so.
That's our understanding of religion. That's really restricted it to borrow so last item tells us the thought process of that woman Hey, Allah provided for me, I should provide for that creation of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, men now. Whoever does not show mercy will not have mercy shown to them. And that's why she was forgiven.
Her process or the way she processed religion was entirely different from the way 99% of religious people process religion. Most people will see it in a very limited naive fashion. They won't process it that way. Allah did not send us a religion like that. Allah sent us a religion that makes us responsible for everything that goes on around us.
It makes us responsible for the people all over the world. And you know, Subhanallah I was traveling actually, some of you might have seen online. Last weekend I was with thoughts of the day Do any of you know who thought a couple of days thought of today was the young teenager
who was beaten in Philistine in Palestine? One week after were actually a few days after his his cousin, his first cousin Mohammed who may Allah Subhana Allah have mercy upon them and grant his family ease and grant him Shahada, Mohammed de bajo de a 15 year old was taken, he was kidnapped by six Israelis, one of them a rabbi.
And they made him drink gasoline.
And they stopped him over 50 times.
And as he woke up
from that gasoline, they then covered his body and gasoline. And he spit in the face of the rabbi. And they set him on fire and killed him. Tarik was protesting the Shahada, the martyrdom of his cousin and the Israeli police, the IDF, they took him and they beat him brutally slamming his head against the concrete, even as he was unconscious.
As a monologue, then he woke up. Can you imagine a 15 year old that grew up in the United States? He woke up in an Israeli prison blindfolded.
Can you imagine the terror and the horror that he was facing? He woke up blindfolded in an Israeli prison for six hours, they did not remove that blindfold.
And when he was taken to a hospital, because he had internal bleeding, all kinds of things happened to him. They wouldn't even let his parents see him.
And Subhan Allah as he returns home he's placed on house arrest.
Not only is he insulted and placed on house arrest in his family and salted, they get a bill from the IDF, the dry cleaning bill of the Israeli soldiers for the blood they got on their uniforms, as they beat him almost to death.
How disgusting of a people are these people? They sent the parents a dry cleaning bill, because they got blood on their clothes almost killing their son. And they made them pay it.
I was talking to Pollock and you can imagine the trauma that this young boy went through and I was with him for two days. This last weekend. We had a voluntary to fundraisers for
Pella as I was
Sitting with him. I could see a young American teen, like so many others, that one day was concerned with selfies and was concerned with whether or not his clothes were matching, whether or not his shoes were up to par, whether or not he had certain games. But now, the harsh reality of this world awakens him to something else. It awakened him to his purpose.
You know, somehow he was sitting, he said that when I was in the hospital, and then I was thrown back into the prison,
I asked the other Palestinians. So is this what you guys go through. And he said, we're used to this on a daily basis, we are routinely kidnapped and beaten and thrown into prisons.
And he said, I'd heard my entire life about the oppression of the Palestinian people.
But now I experienced just a taste of it and had it not been caught on video, and not spread throughout social media, that no one would have cared about him. And had he not been an American teen, he still would have been in prison, and he probably would have been killed.
Do your brothers and sisters, that young boy now travels around the country educating people about the cause of Philistine that young boy's priorities have been completely shifted? He now thinks about the oma. You know how many young people in Syria before Bashar started his massacre of his own people. You know how many young people in Syria probably used to wake up in the morning every day and worry about whether or not they had the right amount of gel in their hair. And worrying about whether or not they're going to impress the girl at school. And then now they were striving for their lives. And now they're worried about saving their homes and protecting their families. The
harsh circumstances of this world forced them to readjust. It forced them to rethink their priorities, and to think about an oma greater than them. And you know what, dear brothers and sisters before a lot, so just forces us into situations like that before a law forces us into circumstances like that. When people come to me and they tell me that my child, my teenager, all they do is they watch pornography waste waste away on social media waste away on games, I can't get them off of drugs, I can't get them to pray.
Now remember, Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Shaka Raja in an obeah Salalah alayhi wa sallam, because what you call a man came to the Prophet slice home and said, My heart has been hardened for old slow and young. So how about cilia team Rasulullah seisen told him you should accompany an orphan and you should cross his head.
caressing the head, young sarracenia team, the literal meaning is to caress the head. It means acquaint yourself with people that are less fortunate. acquaint yourself with the orphans, acquaint yourself with the problems around the world, with your brothers and sisters all over with your brothers and sisters locally with the homeless people and the displace locally acquaint yourself with those circumstances with those situations with those people, and your heart will naturally be software.
Because the world is no longer all about you. It's no longer enough, see enough. See in this world, it's about something greater than you. And if you want to Team your enough, attach it to a cause that is greater than itself.
Attach it to something that is greater than its
than just its desires. So when I go online, I'm not going to waste away on idle things. You know what, I'm going to read the news. And I will be grieved. And I will think action and solution. What can I do to change it?
I'll be interested in what's going on around me interested in the world interested in changing this world? Because the world doesn't revolve around me.
And some how to love when you're in that state of minds. You know, I will I always remember my father. May Allah Subhana Allah bless him and preserve him. I remember some how long on the issue of Bosnia took place he adopted a family from Bosnia and put them in an apartment right next to us.
And we used to go daily and take groceries to them
the refugees from but and we couldn't even speak their language. We couldn't even understand what they were saying and they couldn't understand us. But we go take our groceries and he told us you know take your your gaming consoles back then it was Nintendo and Super Nintendo. Things have changed. Take your Super Nintendo over play Super Mario with them.
hook up your Super Nintendo, hook up your Sega play with them.
Try to talk to them try to communicate to them. What do you want to buy them today? What do you want to take for them today? It's panela. Has we would go there? Well, like I would be too embarrassed to ask my dad to buy me a new pair of shoes.
I'm seeing these young people that were just like me, teenagers. And here they are. And they're in a country that they don't know. They've lost their parents.
And they're in a foreign place and they're living in an apartment.
They don't I mean, they're they're looking at where they are, how can I then have the nerve to ask for a new pair of sneakers, the world wasn't about me anymore. It changed my entire perspective on things.
I had a connection to the crisis in Bosnia, I had a connection to the issues in the oma. And that purified my heart as a young teenager. SubhanAllah and those moments, I never felt closer to Allah as a teenager, than those moments will lie. And I remember that slowly as they moved on, and we moved on, I started going back to what every teenager goes back to acquaint yourself with the issues of the oma. And that way, when you commit a sin, not only will you feel guilty, because you wronged yourself,
and you did not appreciate Allah subhanaw taala as blessings upon you, you will feel like you betrayed the oma. And that will cause you to desist, that will cause you to hold back. Because when you break the lid of that bottle to drink, when you go party, when you commit that sin when you sit in that gathering, when you dress the way you do when you act the way you do, you are causing hardship to the oma, I don't want to bring that hardship to the oma. The oma deserves more from me, I owe them I should be helping them, I should be concerned about them. I should be making do out for them. You know, Subhanallah most of us have made more
for our our new houses and our new cars, and our and our very trivial things in life, then we have four people that are being killed all over the world. And we're lucky that's a faith crisis. You know, when you're more concerned about your sports team losing a game
than 600 700 people being massacred. That's a crisis of a man. That's a crisis of humanity. I need to acquaint myself. Now, I want to leave you all with a story. Very powerful story. How many of you have heard the name of john McAfee? Not many of you, maybe one or two of you in this entire audience. I will mention a third coffee about the Allahu taala and he was a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was a drunk, he was an alcoholic.
And when he began somehow he even used to write poetry, about his homily about his alcohol. And one of the things in his was see I'm not even making this up. This is actually narrated by the court to be one of the things in his wall Seiya in his will to his children. He said, If I die, I want you to soak my grave with comedy so that my bones can absorb it.
You imagine talking about an addict, even when I die, soak my bones and Hummer so they can, they can absorb it in my death and make death easier for me. He even had a casita for
now when he became Muslim, he had a very hard time kicking his alcohol habit. I said how the law he was present in the battles with the prophets why Selim he was with the oma. But he would routinely be lost similar to a manual the a lot of time, I don't know what amount of routinely be lost because he kept getting caught drunk.
And this was something that continued even through the philosophy of Obamacare or the law, even as he became an old man and the heat off of almond milk.
Then in the north of capital, the low tide
as the Muslims were at war with the Persians in the Battle of Gaza,
as they were fighting that great oppressor of kissflow panela, liberating even the people of Persia from their ruler and from their Emperor, the Battle of father seer, which was one of the most important battles in Islamic history. He was drunk again. And so I didn't know if he will cancel the law and who was the commander of the army he had to last him again. And then when the Battle of father sia started, you know what the punishment of general the Allahu taala and who was you will be chained up while we go fight the battle of god this year. Your punishment is that you don't get to go out and fight against the Persians
and serve your own mind
like imagine if you were in that situation like okay
what a great punishment right along with Stan I hope you guys do well you're outnumbered eight to one you're fighting an army with elephants
but inshallah head Oh, well, I'll have to stay here chained up a stuff that Allah can't do anything about it. No. of omega Jen cried and cried and cried. And he begged the Allah hotel and do not forbid me from serving Allah.
Can you imagine? Like, I know I messed up, give me another chance. Don't forbid me from serving Allah. I know I have a problem with karma. But don't forbid me from serving a loss of Hannah Montana. Do your brothers and sisters some of you are addicted to pornography. Some of you are addicted to a sin but you still
love Allah subhanho wa Taala add a new love the messenger, so I sell him. But the problem is that you're not allowing that love of Allah and His messenger to do away with that sin. It doesn't mean you don't love Allah and His messenger.
It doesn't mean that, but you need to kick the habit you need to put it aside. And remember, it's the barrier that Allah wants from you following that a lot once you set the alarm and said, Look, I can't deal with you anymore. I'll deal with you after the Battle of theodicy.
So he ties up of America, in a chamber right next to his house.
And as he leaves for the Battle of qadisiya, the wife of Sackville viola, I know Selma are the Allahu taala and her Salma rhodiola. And her she hears herbal medicine crying loudly. So she thinks to herself that something happened to him. So she runs to the chamber to see where what happened with general the allot of time. And she says, What's wrong? mbak?
And he started to say, again, that didn't even hit Mattila.
Don't forbid me from serving a loss of Hannah hotel. Let me go and fight with them. Selma said, How am I supposed to let you go fight with them? My husband, who was the commander of the army, he tied you up? What's gonna what's going to get you you know, what, what will assure me that you will come back.
And so he said, I swear by Allah, if you let me go, I will wrap my face. I will serve in the Battle of cardassia. I will come back, I will tie myself back up. And I will never tell anyone what I did.
And you know what she believed? She saw the loss. And that's just the loss of the moment, the inside of the believer that she could see the truthfulness in what john was saying. So she freed up I mentioned john, he went into the Battle of god this year, he wrapped his face. And he fought so bravely. The size of the law, as he was watching the battle, he was wondering who is this man? And so after the battle was over a little below and who gathered? And he said, Where is the where is the warrior that had his face wrapped? Where is he out so that we can near la so he can praise Him and we can reward him making your app for him? And no one came forward. So sadly, alone, and he was
confused, he was about Who was that man of America, john went back to Selma. He tied himself back up. And he never told anyone know, the law. I know, he came back from the Battle of God to see and he came back to his wife, you know, you come back home from a long day at work. What happened at work today? Oh, you know, I ran into a rude customer. What's our little deal? Oh, no, you know what happened at work today. We were in the Battle of God, the CEO.
And he's saying there was this man
that had his face wrapped. And by the way, a side note that shows you that the Sahaba, they used to talk to their spouses about the affairs of the oma. It wasn't just worried about cooking food for tonight. I'm tired. It was a long battle.
Everyone was concerned about the oma, the husbands and wives, the children. So Sarah is telling her about the Battle of God, the sia and says that there was this man that came in, he had his face wrapped, and that fought so bravely. And when I called and asked people who he was, no one came forward. And he said, Do you want to know who that was? That was your prisoner of war man. JOHN says about the law and who was so shocked, said, How did he come? I tied him up. She said, I let him go. And he came back. So Sarah, the law, the law entered upon a double major, and he was breathing hard. And he had wounds all over his body.
And soul, the Allahu anhu, he started to cry, and he hugged a major. And he said, in the ear of America, he said, well, like, I will never last you again, even if you drink.
Like after this accident of yours, and of course, he was saying it as a means of expression. Right? If he went and drunk again, the HUD would be a step, but I can't last you ever again. And imagine he cried? And he said, Yeah, I said, he said, Oh, sad, will lie. I will never return to drinking alcohol again.
And he never did.
He never did.
You know why?
Because he realized that there was a cause that was greater than him. I don't have time to worry about my Hummer and my sins and these trivial things in life. I've got an oma that has expectations of me.
And we as an oma, Allah azza wa jal has expectations of us. We ask Allah Subhana hearts Allah to make us a people who enjoin good and forbid evil within themselves, and within their homes, within their communities and within their own allama amin a follow call the hada was stuck for a long while he sat in muslimeen does a lot of hate on Santa Monica. Welcome to La Habra counts