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Annual Carry The Light Convention 2015
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Our next speaker is Dr. Robert D.
And he's a professor in Alaska. He has been living in the West, especially in Canada for a while. He has been teaching at University of Alberta, University of Calgary and a number of other places including Almaviva Institute. So without further ado, I request Dr. De de to please come on board and speak about building exemplary community together we can
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
It's working in hamdulillah Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah.
Do you love him? my mic is allergic. Let's try it again. Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah
Yes, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah Allah. He was so happy woman while
I was trying to make a deal with the AV people to use the laser. I hope it's gonna work. Can you see that?
Hello. Can you see that? Can you read this with me? Loud?
Do you have the light in your hands now?
What does it mean?
Every year we come here and aignasse teaching us carry the light.
Are you carrying the light? Say Yes, sir. Yes.
So he was like, you know, I'm thinking
didn't give me a candle when I walked in here.
What is the meaning of carry the light? Allah subhana wa tada said, Why am I
Oh, Mohammed, we have not sent you except as mercy for the whole universe. But he passed away
more than 14 centuries ago.
And there is no profit after him.
Who's going to carry
And you have two options to carry the light have to carry the light. Egyptian democracy. Okay, so now let's start our topic we're talking tonight about
the main theme building exemplary community.
Together we can that's the topic they gave me. So as if I'm going to sum up the whole conference in sha Allah say me.
And I owe you two cliffhangers from yesterday. And I promised I'll keep my promise. I'll kill them. I'll finish them.
But I promise you before I leave the stage, I'm going to start a third one and I will finish it next year inshallah.
Let's finish one of yesterday's cliffhangers. inshallah.
I told you the story. And it's very relevant to my beloved chicken teacher she had the body. He was teaching us that What counts is what you do, but what you say. And I told you I've been living next to these two non Muslim neighbors and unwanted Yala. How can I break the ice with them? Every time they see me They say
the terrorist is here.
And they give me that look, and they run away and they shut their doors. Until one day I told you Allah, Allah guided me to cut my grass and I did the same for them. And my neighbor who lives across the street saw me and he reported me he said
He's the one who did it.
So when I came back, I found my neighbor for the very first time. The man is like over 70 years retired is coming towards me with a card in his hand.
And I'm looking, It's one o'clock am coming towards me smiling. I've never seen this for six months. And I'm like,
and he gave me the card. I took the card. And I couldn't wait. I went inside my house. And when I read what he wrote, it brought tears to my eyes. Would you like to know what he wrote?
Yeah, we'll stop there. Right we'll continue we'll continue
he wrote Thank you so much. Not for what you have done
but for the meaning behind it.
and visit me and have tea with me and my wife
a lot but my dream was only to see a smile on his face.
But that little act of kindness of cutting his grass Not only did it open his ears and his heart but it opened his house for me
and we became
the two best friends in the area. I'll tell you what, I never cut my grass after that.
You know all people they love to do that right? Okay.
Okay, the other one halfway inshallah in the middle on your sleepy. I'm going to kill it in Sharla the one about my son Okay. Let's start the story, inshallah, how to build an exemplary community.
None of us can do on his own or her own. Together we can. And it all started
with a dryer
more than 5000 years ago.
One of the greatest messengers of Allah
named Ibrahim alayhis, salam, he admitted.
He said robina Hamas v him Rasulullah Minh, whom,
sent a messenger to them from amongst them.
Yet no, I lay him
so that he can recite your verses to them
while you are a limo.
And then He will teach them the book, which is the Quran, and then hikma wisdom, which is the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, why is that key him? And I wanted to underline this word, what is the key because you want to start here
and educate them and purify them from inside. You remember what we talked about yesterday? The character building. That's why he's a key him.
He changed the Arabs
from the Bedouins fighting over trivial things into the leaders of the world who secure their place in general. Isn't this the ultimate goal of every Muslim today? Say Yes, sir. Yes.
Yeah, it is. Right? Allah subhanaw taala in the ayah. And this I want to live in sort of Bucharest, in Mecca until ISIS will happen Hakeem India Allah, you are the Almighty, the old wise, Allah subhanho wa Taala and sort of 41 F 43. He responded by saying,
Allahu Akbar, this is the acceptance of the DA Ibrahim made.
He wants an oma that submits to Allah and he wants to send someone from amongst them to them. A lot except to the da la de la
fille de la Sula, Allah subhanho wa Taala sent to the literate the illiterate Arabs
they didn't know how to read and write most of them. They used to live in the desert, a beautiful life very simple. They have a tent where the rain comes down the move
Rasulullah Minho a messenger from amongst them. Yet Lu Allah him
he would resize power the same wording of the I will use a key him
and again, he belts they're good character good manners.
We are a limo Kitab al hikma we're in can only come in Olivia Dolly mubin and indeed before the pop salon was sent to them, they were living in
they will live in the time of ignorance.
And this is why brothers and sisters as we said yesterday
when you read sort of shams, so number 90 189 and 10 after eight is an oath after an oath, and we lost a parent I think so often the Koran has drawn our attention that after this person, there is jovial person, after a lot takes an oath of turn off, there is the main theme coming, why Allah is creating that suspense because the main message is coming was Shamsi, rather Ha Ha,
ha, ha, what's
this is the introduction
was drawing your attention, my attention to signs and miracles we see every day, but we take them for granted. The sun, the moon comes into light, look at the heavens, how it was raised, the earth how it's playing. And he goes on and on. And he said, I have created all of this to serve you son of Adam.
But I created you to serve me
who will succeed? Allah said i a nine and 10 body of law harmons
successful are those who will build their good character.
And that's what we have been talking about for the whole two days.
purifying the neffs from all the ills, from miserliness from grudge from envy, from selfishness from lying.
And you name it.
We'll call the harbor and the
people who will fail they will fail on the Day of Judgment.
Who will not be able to build that good character in this life?
Shall I take you into a journey back in history?
I'm talking with you. Not at you. Okay. Allow people to interact who is really
textbook Okay, you have all of your tickets booked? Mashallah Okay, fasten your belts. We're going to go back
on a day that
used to start the history of Islam what is the most important day in the history of this oma?
Mashallah hosted hedra give him a chocolate inshallah.
No, it's not in my pocket. I'll give you a later inshallah.
hijra. Because this is when the beginning of the exemplary community when it was built.
You know, the meaning of the word his raw, what's his raw immigration? How many immigrants are in this room? Raise your hands.
Everyone, second generation raisons third generation
Now, when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam immigrated from Mecca to Medina, what did he take with him? And what did he leave behind?
He left the dunya and it took the dean is that simple. Just make it simple, as simple as that.
So when he arrived in Medina, he established the first Muslim community, which is the best example for us if we want to go back and find the guidance to build that exemplary community. What was the first thing the prophets of Salaam did when he arrived in Medina? Even before he took some rest?
Everyone was rushing to him taking the camel you're gonna be my guest. He said that Oh, Haifa in the hammock more. Leave the camel because we're the camel will stop. This is going to be the first Masjid
was the masjid symbolic of the relationship between the creation
and the Creator.
That's the pillar number one in an exemplary Muslim community.
You have to have a strong relationship with Allah subhanaw taala como la la la la, la la, la la in Arabic we say common line start during the night. But this is not the proper translation. Right? For you to understand what does that mean? It means stand up stablishing night prayers during the night.
Why? Because you want to enjoy the company of Allah. How many teenagers here? How many people out of my age 16 and below?
Raise your hands?
You are 14 Why don't you raise your hand.
Father, Mother lohana when she was a kid, she was a teenager she used to say how short is the night to enjoy the company of Allah in Salah.
Let me repeat this again. For tomorrow the Allahu Allah,
the daughter of the Salaam she used to say, how short is the night to enjoy the company of Allah in Salah in namaz.
Do you know people who are the age of Fatima today?
Who are my age now 16 and below What do they say during the night? how short is the night to enjoy two movies?
Brothers, two basketball games.
Right? That is the difference. So when the prophets of Salaam arrived in Medina, what's the first and main pillar? the masjid? Brothers and Sisters the masjid at the time of the professor serum was not a place for rituals was not a place where we just go and pray. No, it was a think tank for the oma where the great minds of the community would meet and plan a vision for the oma. The mass Gen.
was a place where they used to have meetings, the masjid was welcoming to the children.
How's the measure today?
I always tried to bring it to real life today. I saw a young man. That's a cliffhanger for next year. Just warning.
Young man who's 17 years old. And he used to drop his sister to the masjid to come to my halaqa in Calgary.
But he never comes.
And one time she was trying to like shave, I want my brother to come to the Holocaust. What can I do? I said trick him.
She said How? I said you know, you know how I do my cliffhanger at the end of the Holocaust. Yes. I said Bring him and I'm going to be late. So he's going to be standing outside in the nice weather of Calgary and snowing so you can come inside. Then it will be time for my reps who has to pray Maghrib.
And then I'll do a reminder after marriage, which is five minutes, at the end of which I end up with a cliffhanger so people can come to the following day.
So he came I did one of my cliffhangers. And SubhanAllah. While he was taking his sister home, he said I have to come tomorrow. Likewise, like you know, this man like you know, he didn't finish the story.
I want to know the end of the story tomorrow. And this is how he starts coming to the halaqa. So I gave him a special attention and I said like Brother, tell me the story. Why don't you like to come to the masjid. And he said when I was five years old.
There was a troublesome kid
amongst our group, and he used to run around in the masjid. Pushing the muscle half all on the ground.
And he's very loud. So one of the ankles.
When he heard this, he came to discipline him. And he made a mistake. He came and discipline me. She started yelling at me. He's like no get out of the masjid. I don't want to see you here again.
He said I got so scared and now when I see an uncle with a beard, I get so scared.
And since that time when he was five he said I hated the masjid is our Masjid welcoming children today. We need to stop and think this is the first pillar. Is that clear?
The prophet SAW Selim is giving the hook but do you understand the meaning and the seriousness of a hookah and all of a sudden Hassan Hussein are crawling
coming into the machine. You know what the porcelain did?
He stepped on and he went all the way and he carried them. And he came back and he continued the hotbar
I said to some of my friends who work as imams now, don't ever do this because they're gonna get fired the following day.
Like leaving them remember to kill your son, man shoot him. Anyway.
So going back
what is the second pillar, the profit the seller made brotherhood
Between each one of those who immigrated from Makkah, and those who received them in Medina and supported them called al Ansari.
Amazingly enough, one of the stories that you can never continue with our cheering is, he made brotherhood between Abdur Rahman is now one of the wealthiest amongst the margerine, inside of Nairobi, one of the wealthiest amongst the unserved
and look how they treat each other. And let me ask you, how many unsolved are in this room now? Who helped them hygiene who come new? And what can we do to make that legacy comeback?
So out of Nairobi, I said, after off, man, these are my two houses, choose which one you like, and it's yours.
And he took him to the land, he said, these are my two forms, choose which one you like, it's yours. How did he react to this?
I don't want to continue that, like the details of the story, because systems will be kidnapping me.
So he said, Listen, keep your house, keep your money, keep your farm, guide me to the market.
They were proactive. Yes, Michelle, just like a locket for offering. And this is the true meaning of brotherhood. I'm going to share everything with you.
That's the second pillar of the best Muslim community ever that started in the history.
third pillar, the professor Lam went to a and of course, he was teaching the Sahaba that we don't deal with rubber, we don't deal with interest. And he was checking the markets and he saw somebody selling dates. And he put the dry dates on top and the wet ones were underneath
and apostle and put his hand deep inside and his soul, the Wet Ones. He said, Why don't you show this to the people. Whoever cheats amongst the Muslims is not one of us. So he says rules when it comes to the successful economy. It's amazing that today, the best economists in the world, they say
if we want to stop inflation and recession, the only solution is when the interest comes to zero. And this is exactly what a lot of writers in the Koran
levena Amano Tila,
Allah talking to your last calling you all you who believe, who lifts their houses and came here to increase their Eman in a weekend when you could be somewhere having fun.
Blessing all you who believe so you know me Rob says Allah. I'm gonna say it again. And I want you to feel it. Yeah.
yes, Allah, I wish to be one of them. I wish to be amongst the true believers.
It took a lot. Be conscious of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah can see what you do. Allah can hear what you say. What aroma baqia mina Riba in quantum meaning. Stop dealing with interest if you are true believers failing to follow. Some people come to me, it's like, No, I have a problem.
I said, you have a mortgage.
It's like, Chef, I have a problem with my wife.
I said, you have a mortgage. Chef. Are you listening to me? I said, Are you listening to me?
I have problems with my kids. I said, we have a mortgage.
It's like Schiff. It seems like you know, he didn't sleep well last night. I said, No.
You need to listen to me. And we're lucky. We're lucky. We're lucky. Our brother came to me in Calgary. And he stopped dealing with Rebecca in two years.
In two years, everything in his life was fixed his relationship with his wife with his children. And he had a job and he could save. But while he was dealing with mortgage, he had two houses by mortgage, he had two cars by mortgage. You know, he was in debt all the time.
Because why? Because Allah said for him to follow, then we'll be happy Minna la hora de you are fighting a war against Allah and His Messenger who's gonna win.
Think about this.
The fourth pillar the provinces lm used to live amongst non Muslims, there were Jews in Medina. There are people who did not accept Islam to write. So he wrote the Constitution
that will regulate the relationship between the Muslims and the Muslims and I will sum it up for you in one ayah in the Quran, if you go to Montana.
So number 68 number eight, Allah subhanho wa Taala says Lionheart
Common Law, a law does not forbid you annalena let me know
when it comes to those who do not fight you on account of your religion, when you do come in dare come and they do not expect you out of your own homes and tomorrow home.
In your relationship with them, you should be doing better. The same word used with the parents meaning to be kind in your dealings with them.
Yes, that's what I was saying.
As long as they do not fight your account of your deen and they do not expel you out of your home. Allah said two things, two principles, deal with them with
Or talk to him and be fair, be just, well, I don't have time to go into more details. But Allah subhanaw taala revealed the Koran to prove the innocence of a Jewish man who was accused by the Muslims and he was innocent.
This is how fair the Quran is.
Is that clear?
So moving on.
What was the first pillar the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam applied
to make his community that exemplary community we should be following today?
What are the tools that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam applied to make that community or to evolve for that community to emerge and become the best? Because he said hydrocodone corny had the best generation is my generation.
Number one, the prophet SAW Selim did the test kiya is a key him.
He built their own good character, as we explained yesterday in details, and I gave you examples.
But today I'm going to share the stories how some of the Sahaba were thugs to loosen the words.
They were nobody. But after Islam, they became the best.
Islam transformed the life 180 degrees.
Look at Omar.
Omar is sitting with some youth one day.
And he was telling them the story he said, when I travel, like any Arab at that time before Islam, I have to travel,
carrying my god with me.
And the god to them at that time would be any piece of stone. He said one time I tried to find a piece of stone to take it as my God. I couldn't find what
it said. But I found some dates. So I made a God out of dates, and I put him in the bag with me.
But halfway through the journey, he felt angry.
Open the bank.
Got his gun out.
And he ate has got
me to come to the washroom after that.
So the young people sitting with him they said, Oh man, don't you have mine man, don't you reason? He said glower like
we had minds. But we didn't have guidance.
We didn't have guidance.
Is that clear? And who guides.
Allah knows the sincerity of your heart. Allah will guide you.
And you see this meaning a lot in the Quran. Yeah, he may share some of the scriptures of this essay. It's up to you. If you want to die and submit to Allah, Allah will guide you.
And that's Rama. He's coming one day after he was fed up.
He went one day.
And he would beat up his mate because she accepted Islam
until he becomes tired of beating her up. It's like, what is that religion that makes you so adherent to it? What's the secret of that religion?
And then one day, he felt so idle, he felt so bored.
How many teenagers here? Raise your hands.
Okay, okay. Parents of teenagers Raise your hands. How many times you hear them saying I'm bored.
I'm bored. I'm bored 77 times a day.
You know why?
Allah says in the Quran alladhina amanu wautoma in Nakuru, boom bakerella, alphabetically later.
If they establish a relationship with the Quran the words of Allah, you can never feel bored. Allah said stablish the relationship with the words of Allah will bring peace of the heart and peace of the mind can never feel bored.
Now, Omar went because he was bored. And when people bored in this culture, what do they do? They go to drink. They want to forget their pain, and they are fooled into the culture like you know what I drink? Just gonna go Hi. I'm gonna forget about it. In fact, yes, you go high, but he come down again. And still, the reality does not change so you feel even worse.
Why are you laughing out there like no, did you try that? Okay. So Subhanallah Ahmad went and somehow he found all the people selling alcohol. They're not they're
lucky, he went to some friends just to find out. Nobody's there. So somehow, he said, You know what, I'll go to the Kaaba,
even though he's not a Muslim, but the GABA to them was a place of serenity, a place of peace. So he went there to the Kaaba, and Who is there?
The profit center? What was he doing? He was spraying
and armour was having a monologue something happening inside him. He's like, huh
you know what?
The these words Mohammed are reciting are the words of a poet. And the Muslim was reciting sort of haka. And right there, he was reciting
Alicia. And Omar was like,
This is not the words of a poet. It's like, does you know what I'm thinking about?
Isn't You know what?
Isn't Toluca, when these are the words of a soothsayer and above Salaam, containerisation
Holika hain? And I was like, Oh, my God, like he knows what I'm thinking about. He's not even talking. He said, then what is it then? Then the Muslim countries?
benign me. This is a revelation from the Lord of the universe. I was like, Oh, my God. He's talking to me.
He's answering my questions.
Yet he did not accept Islam at that point. But he said, that shook me inside. So one day, he said, You know what? I'm so confused. He got his, like, his sword in his hands, like, I'm gonna go and kill this man. Stop is evil.
On his way.
Somebody saw him and he saw the evil in his eyes, and said, Omar, where are you going? It's like, I'm gonna kill this man. He's causing division or community. He's ripping the families apart. Let's just finish him. Stop that evil.
And that man accepted Islam, but he did not. He did not proclaim it in front of people. who's keeping it confidential. So you wanted to protect the professor said, and what did he do? He said, Go and take care of your sister. She changed her religion.
Fatima, my sister's like yeah, so he made a U turn.
And he went to Fatima for 12 until
she's married to home sorry, didn't say who sided. This is one of the 10 promised gentlemen, while they were still walking on Earth.
So he went there. And at that point, Alibaba ultra low and one of the poor sahabas. He had like a piece of cloth, where the recent revelation that came the beginning of sort of parcel number 20, was written there. And he was sharing this with side, you know, urbanization and forth.
So Omar came and he knocked on the door. He said, Who is it Omar? So kebab jumped to hide behind the door? So he knows if Omar comes, you know what's gonna happen next?
And then he entered and he heard like, the recitation was like, What is this? Like? Nothing? Like I heard that he changed your religion. Did you became a Muslim like?
Yes. So was this in your hands? You said like this is for our so give it to me should know you're not pure. You need to take a shower first before we can touch it.
Like he started jumping on that and started beating him up. And when Fatima tried to defend her husband, he slapped her and somehow she started bleeding. And this is the moment when Allah subhanaw taala soften
Heart of Omar when he saw his sister bleeding.
He said Give it to me. She said no, no before you take a shower. These are the words of Allah. You need to be pure before he touched them. She said, okay, he went and took a shower and came back.
Give it to me. And Omar was literate, he knows how to read and write. And he started reciting
elective kurata, Lima yaksha, he started reciting the beginning of Serato. Ha.
And he started shooting some tears. He said,
How can I become a Muslim and above, jumped from behind the door, what he was earning, he said, I know where the profit is. I can take you to him. Let's go.
And Omar went to the hubbub. And the professor was with the Sahaba in the house of Allah.
And when he walked in the door and they said who he said, Omar, everybody went to the corner of the room,
except as a de la Hamza, the line of Elijah prophet of Allah, let me go and get the door. No, no, I will be the one who will open the door.
And the porcelain went to the door. And he helped Omar from here as like, you know?
Isn't the time the sort of Al Khattab he said, I'm coming to take Shahada and everybody who was hiding in the corner Giambi back
now, almost took the Shahada. How old is he in Islam? Tell me one second. One second, right. What did he say?
He's only one second Olden Islam. We just took the Shahada. He said, messenger of Allah. He said yes. He said, Allah Allah.
Are we following the truth? He said, Yes. He said,
Why are we hiding here? Let's go to the Kaaba.
And for the first time, the Muslims were hiding. For the first time the Muslim lined up one line behind Hamza and one line behind Omar. And they went to the Kaaba for the first time.
Islam through the desk here, the building of that good character, transformed Omar from someone who is one of the fiercest enemies of Islam, to someone who is ready to sacrifice his life for the prophets of Allah Allah has nothing else can transform people.
I'm originally GMO is a man who's almost 60 years old. This is another example of how that Ischia the tools that I'm used to transform the community if you want to do this.
He made his own idol out of wood. And he will go every night, and make sure that the items taken care of
and he will, you know, make his prayers to the idol. And then he'll go to bed. His four children accepted Islam, but they didn't tell him. So they started tricking him first night, they went to the idle, the God that he made out of wood, and they took it and they throw it in the garbage.
So here's a demo. He wanted to check on that. You know, his God is not there's like, no, where's my God.
And then he went, he fought him in the garbage. So he picked, he picked her up, cleaned it, put it back.
And he was so angry. Second, I did the same thing. What happened?
He went back to find his god, he's not there. He looked everywhere. He found him in the garbage. This time, he took him up, cleaned him, and he put a sword on his shoulders like no less than
When they come next time, here is your sword. Defend yourself.
Third day, third night, they took that God and they throw it in the sewage system.
So when Americana jumbo came looking for his God is not in the garbage. He went on his soul, his God with it with the head in the sewage system. He looked at it like and he was so disgusted. He said, I don't think you're a god. You cannot be worshipped. You can even defend yourself. I'm ashamed of you. And this is when the four children they came out and said, we know the true God and we can guide you to him. He said we're let's go to the Prophet Mohammed Salah. He went there and he took Shahada and he started like beating them. I was like, No, you have been Muslims without
and suppiler right after he became Muslim, what did he do? The Battle of articaine
Look how Islam transforms them from idol worshippers of nonsense to people who are willing to give their soul for the sake of Allah. It's only the teskey that transformed them. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
after he took Shahada is a prophet of Allah, I want to be part of a herd.
And Subhanallah Honorable Elijah Muhammad was disabled.
He had this ability in one of his legs. And the Muslim said, You are exempted from jihad, you don't have to and you have four children and your four children are going to be in Artesia Dr. Please, I want to go to dinner with this lame like I want to go like this.
And he was crying
and Subhanallah Allah, the prophet Allah allowed him he joined a herd, he got killed in a herd and upon Salim said I saw honorable Jomo walking in general with that Charla, in general inshallah, later on, nobody will be with this ability. But there was Salaam Salaam, you know, Allah gave him what he wanted.
This is what Islam does. I'm talking to you now at the individual level. But it's not only that the porcelain transformed whole communities with the teskey there is a Kabbalah called ability far. And that Kabbalah was known, like their main job was, they were highwayman. They were pirates. And you know about a ferry for the lavon. He's one of them. He's the leader. So he came in accepted Islam.
And imagine if you are the thug, the highway man, the leader, and you're going back to the phones and say, listen, we have to give up this style of life.
We have to submit to God. It was very difficult. But the process Alam Allah He made a nice statement. He said, refer, refer Allahu Allah.
He gives him hope. He said, whatever you have done, of killing and stealing and robbing and this and that.
Allah will forgive all of your sins. So they all accepted Islam. So it's only so that this year that Allah subhanho wa Taala guided them.
Now moving on another pillar of that exemplary community is after you taste the faith, after you taste the sweetness of faith, you want to share it with others. Sisters, I'm talking to the sisters only when you find a sale
what do you do?
It takes to all your friends and you grab your husband by the neck and say honey
it is the same
you know that new mall?
And he said But honey we don't need
we have everything I know but there is a sale Do you hear what I'm saying? And it's a new mall
and we're going to Pakistan inshallah next year anyway.
But But we need that money we want to pay for the listen to a Corolla.
So why because, you know, the second most beloved things to the hearts of women is don't tell them shopping.
shopping, don't tell them smile. I even like you know, it's a new mall. And she's gonna say, Honey, did you see that? Like, yeah,
I saw you know, a swap. And he did remind her with the heart is like, you know, the worst spots on Earth are the markets in the malls. She's gonna say we're not gonna do anything Haram, we'll just go window shopping and
just window shopping. We're not buying anything.
Guy, they go into shopping and he comes out like with six bags on his shoulders like you know, with nothing in his credit card. Anyway,
system stopped doing this. Basically, why am I using this analogy because when we see something and we think it's something nice, we want to share it with others, right? There is nothing brothers and sisters, more sweet than a man.
And the next level after that, after a lot runs from my heart, I want to share this with others, which is called Tao.
And the Sahaba understood the importance of Dawa.
And this is why Subhan Allah
is one of the best examples.
The Sahaba were fighting in a battle called the RDC and one of the decisive moments in the history of Islam and Liberation Army during the war. During the battle he was asked to the present the Muslims to go
and negotiate with Rustom. It's like the right is mostly like we trust them which is wrong. Because like it's a it's not an Arabic name.
Anyway, that was the leader of the Byzantine Empire at that time fighting the Muslims. So here is Republic now I'm going to see him and talk with him. But that person that man, he made the door very low. So when you come in, you have to bow. What did he do? He entered with his back
in order not to bow for him. And when he went inside, he had the sword in his hand. He pierced the sword into the expensive Persian carpet.
He said, like quarter you said,
I'm coming to negotiate. He said, Who are you?
Listen carefully because these words that I'm going to say now is written in gold in the history of Islam. When the Muslims had the, the glory, mela, bring it back to an inshallah,
by building our example, the community in sha Allah, He said nothing, no common, eternal law. We are people look at the word epatha, meaning illustrata as if Allah kept us for the end of time, and now he's sending us as if we are like messengers. Why? Because there is no messenger of the Prophet Muhammad says,
to do what, that's our job. This is the deep meaning of our power. Sadly, not a bad mean a bad, a bad, a bad, a terrible a bad to get people out of worshipping dictators, who make idols of themselves to worship the Lord and the master of all people, the creator of everyone.
Wonderful jewelry, bad men jewelry at the end, illa adilyn Islam, and we'll get the people from all those fake religions that are unfair to the justice of submitting ourselves to Allah which is Islam.
Well, no Christian
men do you could do it.
And we get the people from the tightness of this word the life which is coming to an end, which the test
of the next life which is the eternal life
that was a definition of the job of the Muslims. Can you hear that?
I think people are sleeping. Let me kill the second cliffhanger before we conclude inshallah, are you ready?
Shall we hear the story that I okay. When when I was spraying Jamal with my son he was three years and a half.
And he heard the Imam in the hood was saying it or La Hoya and to mobula Java. ask Allah subhanaw taala and be certain that Allah will give you what you asked for. We're in the La Jolla to cobalamin Calvin Lahaina often a lot does not listen to a heedless heart. You know how you and I make dinner today? And we complain that Allah is not accepting or that is how we do it.
are these weird colors man?
I don't like the lighting system here. They are blinding me I can even see you. Aloha.
Weird carpets are these like why is this black thing here? anyway? A lahoma Hey, brother, Mohammed, I need the right inshallah Allah Hama
will la he will la he will la when we talk to our parents when we were young. And we want something from them. How do we do it?
young people my age. Tell me, it's like that. Please, please. Sometimes even cry. Am I right? Right?
Agree with me, V isn't alive. We cry when we talk to humans like us to get something out of them. And when we talk to who said and so forth. And so number 15 and number 21. We're in
if you want anything Allah said we have
the inexhaustible treasures of everything. You want love, you want happiness. You want children, you want a job, you want a house, it's all over. But he said one minus zero because
you want it from Allah knock on the door of Allah subhanho wa Taala
so he said
I was making him to her to Allah subhanho wa Taala so can you wait for like, you know inshallah five minutes because like, I'm sure Allah subhanaw taala is going to answer my dad. Yeah, why not?
And then the five minutes, were over.
like nothing happened. He said, like, can you have an extension of another three minutes? Like, yeah, you have it. Three minutes we're over, nothing happens, like, let's go home then. I was like, what's going on? I don't want to embarrass you. It's like, please embarrass me. It's like, you know, you know, the bike that you bought me one year ago. Like, it's, it's getting smaller, and I'm getting bigger. So ask the last paddler for a bigger bike.
And I thought it's gonna take 10 minutes to download from the seventh heaven, but I think it's going to take longer, so let's go home.
And that brought tears to my eyes like Subhanallah sometimes we wish to have the innocence of the hearts of those young kids.
Am I right, right.
Yeah, we get so busy in life.
So Subhanallah at that point, I said, you know, go to the car of the rough man.
And I made a phone call. We went home. His mom opened the door. He just like ran to his room. Like he's like, he's not happy. Like, where's my heart? Where's my guess? Where's your smiles? Like, I'm not in a good mood, mom.
And she's like, what did you do to him?
You know, the bad cops are always the bad cops, right? It's like, Well, I didn't do anything.
And then one second, he came back screaming from his room. That I said, Yes. He said, guess what? I said what? He said the angels made a mistake. I gave them the address of the merger. Then they brought the bite to my room.
And I was so happy that he was happy. But then I have to correct his aqidah. Right. I said, try it man. Do you like it's like yes. I said, Do sushi with untangle. Once upon a time? I said, Yes, I will. And he made sure that he was crying. Thank you, Allah, you always give me what I want.
And after it was over, I said, Let's have a talk man to man. And he liked that when I say mentor.
So we sat down, I said, Listen, who created the whole universe? He said, Allah.
I said, who created the sun? He said, Allah created the season Allah. I see you created your grandparents, Allah, Who gave you Allah, Who gave you that a job? He said, Allah gave you that money. He said, I love.
I said, Allah gave you the bike throw me.
He said, What?
of the engines?
I said, No throw me said How?
I didn't see you carrying the bike. I said, Remember when I told you to go to the car? He said yes. I said, I placed an order by the phone. But listen, it's Allah he'll give it to you. But a lot of gifts things through people.
Allah soften my heart when I saw you crying, and you were certain that Allah will give it to you. So I didn't want to spoil that relationship between you and Allah. keep trusting Allah because if you love Allah, and if you submit to Allah, Allah will make things happen, but Abdur Rahman Allah make things happen through people through angels.
is like, that makes sense.
Okay to include.
The prophets of Salaam made Tao and he is the most successful, and we saw it in, you know, in the answer of
who's the first one to accept Islam?
Yeah, shame on us as men. It was a woman, right? God Allah, Allah
Subhana Allah, Who is the first man to accept Islam?
Our work? Of course, the problem is the messenger of Islam, right? It was abubaker the alarm, right?
How much of the Quran was revealed?
Because I'm going to talk to you now. Because you know, we have to bring it to the 21st century, right? We're talking about the Dow What about our dollar, right? So
in the very first day, he accepted Islam he made Dawa.
How many copies of the Quran did he memorize?
How much of the Quran was even revealed by the time?
He said I'm saying, so do we have an excuse to say, I'm not
on wait until I do have some shall I'm gonna start my doubt. You will never make that one.
Because not every Muslim should be.
Is that clear? He brought to Islam, five people in the first day and those five are amongst the 10 promised gentlemen, while they were still walking on Earth. There was a life of man of now sided who costs as the weight of our total Hubner, Obaidullah and have
Can I ask you a question? Hello.
Are you still alive?
Are you still awake?
When was the last time you made our
sisters? When was the last time?
Well, today you all made thou.
Shall I tell you how? By wearing your hijab.
You're walking in the street, everybody say, she's a terrorist and she's a Muslim.
So the way you are dressed is sending a message, just our
when people see somebody, but
he's a Muslim, he's a Muslim, and he has to correct that we are Muslims, not Muslims.
Okay, so now
this is how they took it seriously. I asked one brother one times, like, you know, when was the last time you made Tao? He said, two years ago. So for how long? He said, nine minutes.
And I was like Allahu Akbar. Do you know our prophet to make Tao for 900 years and 50?
I was like, Why did you stop dow since then, is that because like, man, I was humiliated. People like rejected me.
You know how many times the prophets were rejected and humiliated?
interested what I'm saying. So we need to start doing our
and what's the most effective hour as chef Abdullah body? hospital law was teaching us a few minutes ago?
We need walking more than talking.
Is that clear?
We need walking more than talking will lie I told you like at the very beginning, remember the story that I finished at the very beginning, with a little act of kindness, the house of my neighbor, who is not a Muslim was open.
I can give him 1000 lectures.
This is not gonna take the impact of Fox News.
But when he sees Islam in action, it will open his heart. Is that clear? Okay, let's conclude.
When we immigrated
from back home to here,
we have three attitudes, I'm going to share them with you. Some of us
take one extreme. And some of us take the other extreme.
And some of us stay in the middle. Some of us say these are the kuffaar stuff. Live in your own bubble. don't deal with them.
Do you know people like that?
And the other extreme, man, we are in Canada?
Go and follow blindly. This is the other extreme. Am I right? Right. But yet
some people stay in?
Is somebody who, who is a non Muslim? Is he bad? In everything? Do we hate the person who's not a Muslim? Let me correct that. Do we hate the person who's not a Muslim? No, we hate the wrong thing he's doing?
Do I hate the wrong thing that my own blood brother who's a Muslim? Does? Same thing.
If that non Muslim becomes a Muslim tomorrow, do I have to love Him is an obligation to love him? Yes. Is that clear? So we need to understand this. So when we come to a community like this, we have to engage but
underlying but right. Keep your identity. Why? Because some people one day to the borders, they ask them what's your name? And they say my name is mo
and something happens and they stop there.
Right? They make it abbreviation? What's your name? Brother? You know, when I first came, this is what they wrote. You know, and
you know, it's more
bakoma was Mohammed but I don't know what happened to me when I was at the borders.
Sister, what's your name? My name is Fei. Fei.
It was supposed to be Fatima Ryan, but somehow an abbreviation happened?
What's your brother sir?
What's the first part? Who, Sam but something dropped at the beginning? So it came like Sam which means poisonous in Arabic.
What's your name sister? Before or after?
Before it was Dahlia now it's delicious. I don't know why anyway. Okay.
Why do we do this? Why do we do this? We want to fit in. We want to please them. No, we are here to please Him.
Is that clear? You will never please people.
And the story that I share all the time is the story of Jehovah and the donkey and his son. Take it home with you. You harbor a donkey and he was walking with his son. And while they were walking, they will not riding the donkey. So the first group of people that saw them they said look at Johann, he had a son and he they bought a donkey and they're not using it. So Java is like oh, let's try to please them by the donkey. The next group of people that saw them there's like Oh, look at this rude kid. He's riding the donkey leaving his dad walking stuck for a while son stepped down
he started riding a donkey himself. Next up we're gonna look at this father he has no mercy in his heart riding the donkey leaving that little kid like walking
son join me
now both of them are at the back of the donkey next look at these two merciless people both of them are at the back of a break his back is that song Let's sit down and they carry the donkey.
Still, this is not the end of the story. The next one was like a look at those crazy people they have a Duncan his writing them.
Tell me which scenario would make people happy will lie non pleasing a lot easier.
pleasing allies easier. Okay. So think about this inshallah.
And this is why, you know, the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam gave us the best example. When we live as a minority as the Sahaba used to live as a minority when they were in Mecca. He taught us how to engage in the community will lie even before the revelation of the Quran. I look at this beautiful story. When the pasta lamb came back from the cave in the after the first encounter with jabril alayhis salaam. He came and he was so skittish at the Milan is a man only cover me cover me. And I want you to listen carefully to the reaction of traditional de la Juana Khadija said,
he said to her, I think I'm possessed something evil happened to me. He said no, by Allah. Allah will never do anything evil to you. Listen carefully, what are the characteristics of the process alum that made him to be described by one of the Western writers as being a human right? activist?
Because of the description of what he said, in Nikita, scelera him, you reach out your kinship
autocreate bife, you're very hospitable when it comes to your guests.
And then she said,
What hospital madam? If somebody has nothing is destitute, you help them?
And then she said, what were you able to have?
When people are hit with a calamity? You're always there for them?
Isn't this human rights?
Isn't this what people do today? That was even before Islam. Let me conclude.
The last thing I want to share is, if we want to have an example community, we need to be active in our communities. We need to show as shift Yes, sir. explained yesterday, when the man went to apply for a permit to have a Masjid or an Islamic Center. He said we have 30,000 people. This is why we deserve to have a permit. What did the lady in the municipality say to him? She said 30,000 people in this community. I have been serving in this committee for the last 20 years. I have never seen a Muslim volunteering at the hospital where I'm working.
So we need to show all prisons, in these communities. By being active. We need to go there, build shelters, we need to go there. And like when when there is a calamity as what's happening in Burma like we need to be the first ones as Mashallah we see with economic loss
Allah, reward them for the hard work that they're doing. Relief was there instantaneously. That's what we need to do. We need to be like our professor and help the poor. The poor Cipolla heard about one of his maids who was serving Him who was Jewish. He was sick, he went to his house, and he visited him. And he when he looked at him, you know, the professor Selim said to the to the to the kid, he said, like, accept Islam. And when he said this, the kid looked at his dad, like, no, should I follow that? And then the man said to his son, Arthur Abolhassan, yes, listen to Him and obey and get accepted Islam before he died. And the personal him said, All praises due to Allah subhanaw
taala, that Allah saved him from Hellfire by using me to guide him to Islam. In conclusion, we need to do this work in an organized way. This is why we have to be always active members, in any community, in an Islamic Center in any organization. Because the prophets of Salaam told us if you are three, and you're traveling, you need to appoint one of you as the leader. And when the Sahaba the young ones, they did not work under leaders what happened to them, they went to the extreme right. Some of them were asking, I showed the loved one about the way the porcelain worshipped Allah, and they found out they say, you know what, whatever we do in our life, we can never match
him. So one of them said, I will pray the whole night I'm not going to sleep. And the second one said, I'm going to fast all my life I'm not going to break my fast and the third one he said marriage causes problems. I will never marry a woman. And when I actually heard this, she reported this to the prophesy Salaam, the Muslim said our Salah to Jeremiah, he called everyone to come to the masjid because this is extremism. He said listen, and I want to conclude with this inshallah, listen carefully to me.
He said, Mr. Ne, are lahmacun Bella, this is the first criteria he says I am the most knowledgeable amongst you. Second, knowledge without acting upon it is said, ml in the Atacama, and I'm the best one who put that knowledge into action. So I'm the most gut feeling amongst you.
What a kidney but I pray and I sleep during the night. I fast and I break my fast and I marry a woman and whoever does not follow my way is not one of me.
So I hope inshallah we understand this and I'm going to conclude with this if you know Surat Al Baqarah. How many verses that we have in total Bukhara?
268 85 Let us start an auction. Okay.
hamdulillah 286. Right. If you divide this number by two, what do you get?
143. The two becomes one, the eight become four, the six becomes 3143. Right? This is right in the middle of the surah. Right? At the time of the Prophet Salaam. There was no numbering of the IRS. At the time, there was no numbering.
So this is exactly in the middle of sort of Bukhara What does it say? What can
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and thus we have made you an oma in the middle.
This is not random.
And thus we have made you an omen of moderation. When everybody goes to the extreme. You always stay in the middle.
Brothers and sisters. Here's the cliffhanger for next year in Sharla.
Do you agree or agree? Otherwise, I'm not going to start?
Only two people so I have to finish here. And I'm going to promise you inshallah, after you know, our beloved brother will do the concluding remarks. I'm going to do five minutes of stand up comedy, because I told Baba yesterday. You know, we have to have a challenge inshallah.
Do you agree?
I'll do five minutes of real situation that happened to me, but they're very funny. Okay. Salaam Alaikum.