Channel: Said Rageah
Every Muslim should be a daâi, a caller to Islam. But daâwah is not just giving information, and one who calls people to Islam must have certain characteristics. Learn about these characteristics by joining Sh. Said Rageah in this beautiful lecture.
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One of my best friends is the
Canadian brother. I said Abdullah, dude, how did you accept Islam? What? What ignited that interest of you becoming a Muslim? You know what he said? He said, I watch two of my co workers, how they interacted, how they live together, how they work together, how they work together, how they, you know, eat together. He said, that really impressed me. We said when one of them goes out, he won't come back until he has something for the other one. He said when one of them you know, is praying, he will call the other one for Salah. He said, You know, they were like this, and they were not best friends. They were just coworkers. He said, Are you guys do you best friends? No, no, no, we work
together. He said, The why this religion is so tight. He said, we're Muslims. This is the way we should treat one another. He said, you know, can I you know, go out with you the time of lunch. And I went out with them for lunch. And he said they were fighting? Who's going to pay our pay? No, no, you paid yesterday. I said I like that. They care about each other. One of them was African and the other one was Asian. You know, there was no blood relationship. But the love was there because of Islam. And he said, I just want to be like you. You don't have to tell me about your God. I know you worship you know this house in the middle of the desert, or this rock in the house. We say no, we
don't do and then they explain Islam to them. He said that's how I became a Muslim.
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brothers and sisters hamdulillah.
I want to tell you a story to begin my talk with my topic, and then you can understand what I'm going to talk about.
When I was in grade eight,
and Canada on the western society, we have elementary school that we have middle school and then we have high school.
When I was grade eight, in the Middle East,
my brother in law had he decided that I should go to the west and study and he sent me all by myself.
no family members, no relatives.
He sent me and he said and I remember when he was putting me on the plane saying goodbye to me for the last time.
He say I don't know if I'm ever gonna see you again.
So he gave me an A see him. He gave me advice.
And he said to me,
don't ever come back.
Don't come back, because he said in Somalia and that's this is the time when the war started.
You can imagine a little child, little boy in grade eight and his father or in a manner in the place of his father is telling him, do not come back because there is no place for you in the east.
At that time,
that my family is dis owning me,
leaving me in a country that I have no idea
how they live their lifestyle,
what they believe, what they like and dislike, none of that.
And then he told me the second thing that he told me, he told me three things.
when you go there, go and study medicine, become a doctor.
He wants me to be rich.
And the third thing that he he told me, he said, Go and cover up guru. So
he said, Go and marry a white lady, and don't ever come back.
This is what he told me.
when he told me this, he was so certain
that there is no place for me in Somalia.
I can never come back and live in Somalia, because according to his calculation, and he was pretty good at it. Somalia would not see a stability for a very long time.
When I came to Canada, that time, you know, little child with a kid, it was no one to take care of
the Canadian government. They were very kind really, I appreciate that till today.
They were extremely kind. I remember the agent who received me.
She was a lady and she said, Son, who is with you? I said, No one. She said you have no relatives in this country. I have no relatives.
She said, Okay.
The process that usually used to take for the immigrant 234 years, she finished it almost in 15 minutes. In 15 minutes, I was set, you know, she gave me where to go. She told me where to go. She asked me who to deal with. And I was done.
Then every all the summon is this coming with Sokka. And all of them. They were following me, all of them. They said when they let us go.
And Subhana Allah.
When I went there,
I looked around.
and I'm not a racist person. By where I went, I was the only black person.
Everybody else was white. I have nothing against white people. I love some of them very much. Not all of them.
when that happened,
you know, I thought this is it.
There's something that I never, ever thought about.
I never thought about the plan of a law for me.
I knew the plan of my brother for me. He planned it for me very well.
I knew what I wanted to be on where I want to go.
But I never realized the plan that Allah had for me as a child, a young man growing in the middle of total strangers.
Majority of you brothers and sisters,
perhaps who are here who were not born or not from this country,
majority of you came exactly here for the same reason looking for a better life.
Looking for a better lifestyle,
exactly what my brothers had in mind.
But what we fail to understand that Allah sent us here, so shall we can show our brothers and sisters in humanity who live in this country. what Islam is all
Love bonds. So when they see a sister's wedding big a job, a Samana sisters, who wearing a gym bag that to a lot of people say, Wow, that's a lot of fabric, you know, when they see that, they will not say, My God, what is she's hiding nine kids under her hijab. But they will say, Wow, why she's dressed like this. And then they will say, well, these people call themselves most Muslims. And they may ask about Islam, and that may trigger curiosity in them.
When we came here, Subhan Allah, that people used to be what are they doing? Going back to your country? What kind of a kind of outfit it is this? slowly, but surely, they realize that we are exactly humans like them. We have values like them, we are here to stay. And then we were able to learn from one another.
Why am I giving this introduction?
I'm giving this introduction because every Muslim who is sitting here, like you're not you are a Dyer, you are color to a law. You are inviting people to a law. You are whether you know it or not, whether you acknowledge it or not, whether you understand it or not, you are law brought you here so you can show the beauty of Islam to the rest of the nation. So that people would understand.
In the city of Toronto, there's a Masjid call and this is for the Somali sisters. You know, I'm not discriminating, but I love Somalis, you know. No discrimination. But for the Somali sisters who were big, listen to this. It was July and in Canada July is extremely hot place.
And this lady some Hernan last you walk into a Masjid call, Jamia mosque.
Jamia mosque was the oldest message in the city of Toronto.
And when the Samani lady with big jinbei big job did Bobby's the cover that the women were Muslim women were
a lady, a Canadian lady, she got up. She hugged this lady so tight. And she said to her, don't you remember me?
And the Somali lady, she said No sister, but Jazakallah for the beautiful hug.
She said three years ago, three years ago,
I was coming into the mall and you are coming out of the mall and at the door. And that time is summertime. And by the way, in Canada, by law, women can dress as they wish they can go topless, they can go whatever they want to do. So the dress very revealing way. So when they were crossing this lady, she remarked and made a statement she said are you not too hot to the Somali lady was wearing this big jilbab
the Somali sister, you know Somali sister, they are very quick in their temper, Mashallah.
If a Samoan sister she she loses just give her banana. She's okay after that.
Take this. And she will come down. Just kidding. You know?
she know they're very witty, which means they have very quick response. They're very smart. She said, you will know the answer to your question on the Day of Judgment, and she walked away.
This Canadian lady, she said, they have judgment. Jesus is my Savior. He's gonna save me I have nothing to worry about.
But that did not settle well with her. You know, she's not praying. She's not going to the church, except for Christmas. You know, all this event, the wedding. She's not doing anything. But that did not sit well with her. So she started researching and researching and reading and reading. Finally, you know, out of curiosity, she knew this lady is a Muslim. So she said let me see what Islam is saying about the Day of Resurrection, the day of judgment. And that blew her mind. She could not understand how much information that was.
hidden from her
bit by bit, she read about Islam she became a Muslim. Now this lady, she said, because of that statement, I'm here today, and I still remember your face vividly. So thank you very much for guiding me to Islam. Again, all of us are the messengers of the Messenger of Allah. Now as a messenger of the Messenger of Allah, what are the etiquettes that we need to have? We need to have, so we can inform non Muslim our brothers and sisters in humanity, inform them about Islam, I have 10 things so kindly, you don't want to write it down. I know all of you have a very strong memory. You can remember everything like this behati and Shafi Ahmed bin amble next to there are nothing
Mashallah so just try to remember that.
First of all,
when Allah subhana wa tada was talking about people like yourself, she said in the Quran, woman, son, Poland, women die in a law where Amina Swanee hunt while all in any minute muslimeen he said who is better in speech than the person who calls invite people to Allah saying, I am sorry, doing righteous deeds, doing righteous deeds and sing I am a Muslim. What is it Muslim means means I submit myself to the loss of a loss of Hannover to Allah and the messenger of a loss of the long rally he was suddenly when Allah was talking about him. He said he wasn't Darian
a law he he was called to Allah subhanho wa Taala was the Rajan monniera
the messenger over loss to the people who are called others to Allah subhanho wa Taala he said you will receive the reward everything that they do. So what do we need to do number one, we must have a plus what is it less sincere it? Why do you want to call people to Allah? Why?
Why are we calling people to Allah? Is it because we want them to accept us and you explaining them to Islam, so they can say oh, I understand your religion is very interesting. I like it. You know, can you bring somebody on here from home? Can you bring her from home? You know, you just want to know you want to give down for a loss of Hannah who wants to Anna
and I always always see brothers Mashallah giving Dawa to the girls. Always. Not any girls good looking girls.
Masha Allah the brothers they have X ray I you know they can screen the hearts of the ladies. And the one with the most beautiful face in them into them they have she has the most beautiful hearts so as they give our to those ones not the one with three eyes and four ears and something like that.
No, you should not give down because this lady she looks very nice and she's beautiful and this one Mashallah tabarrok Allah? No, you should give our for Allah soprano who was on by the way there was this.
This brother I don't want to mention his his country because I don't want anybody to assassinate me afterward. But this rather he used to call down in a very unique way. He will find beautiful girl and then he would take her as her girl as his girlfriend. And then he will give her our she will become when she becomes Muslim. He will say now you have to move out now Al Hamdulillah your Muslim is haram to make Xena you know we cannot afford the cake now. We cannot be together harass you go out and I said what do you do? He said yeah, I found another one Mashallah.
I said how does the other one would look he said no, she has I have a measurement brother and he have his standards rely on him.
So you should be for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah said in the Quran. One only rule in Liya Budo la Mola seen Allahu Deen. He said they will order not to worship a lot in if for any other reason, except for the reason and sincerity and there are is a better brothers and sisters in Islam.
The second reason the second thing that we should have the second quality that you and I should have is knowledge.
You cannot have, you cannot call people to Islam, when you yourself is ignorant about your own religion. If someone asks you about Islam, what are you going to say and what you're going to do, you're going to improvise, you're going to fabricate, you're going to speak in ignorance about Allah and I said this what Allah wants from you and this water? No, no, no. You have to be no person of knowledge. And varrick Allah subhana wa Taala said in the Quran, or the head is really at the root, Allahu Allah basura and a woman it's Abba and he, he says, say, oh, Mohammed, this is my way. I invite people to Allah with knowledge. Not with assumption. Not if you're a Pakistani you call
people to Islam based on Pakistani culture, or Somali culture, or Indian culture. No, you call people to Islam based on Islam, nothing else. This is very important to never undermining this on a law in the Quran. He said,
women are Colonel minion alien Pharaoh Kapha. He said it is not befitting for the meaning to all of them go out VCB the law? He say no, some of them must stay behind. Learn this Deen and when their brothers come back, they can teach them
aspect of it essentially, in Islam. without end we cannot go anywhere. On the last panel what Allah said to his messenger Phantom and the hula Illa Illa Allah and you must know there is no god you must know first, you cannot say that it's just worship Allah know you must know First, you must have the knowledge first.
Thirdly, brothers allama Lubin,
you must act according to the N.
If a non Muslim will lie, if they see you implementing Islam, they don't need lectures from you. They don't need written material. They don't need you to give them DVDs and CDs and invite speakers from outside and speak to them. If they see true Islam from you, they would have no option but to accept Islam. One of my best friends is that I'm
Canadian brother. I said Abdullah dude, how did you accept Islam? What? What ignited that interest of you becoming a Muslim? You know what he said? He said, I watch two of my co workers, how they interacted, how they live together, how they work together, how they work together, how they, you know, eat together, he said, that really impressed me is that when one of them goes out, he won't come back until he has something for the other one. He said when one of them you know is praying, he will call the other one for Salah. He said, You know, they were like this, and they were not best friends. They were just coworkers. He said, Are you guys do you best friends? No, no, no, we work
together. He said the why this religion is so tight. He said, Well, Muslims, this is the way we should treat one another. He said, you know, can I you know, go out with you the time of lunch. And I went out with them for lunch. And he said they were fighting? Who's gonna pay? I'll pay? No, no, you paid yesterday, I'll pay. I said, I like that. They care about each other. One of them was African and the other one was Asian. You know, there was no blood relationship. But the love was there because of Islam. And he said, I just want to be like you. You don't have to tell me about your God. I know you worship You know, this house in the middle of the desert, or this rock in the
house. We say no, we don't do and then they explain Islam to them. He said that's how I became a Muslim.
Here if What if Illa Allah said in the Quran surah Nasser bill bill, he works in Sona and full circle. He said are you guiding people to righteousness? You are in them to do good and you neglect your own self? How can you ask someone to be good when you yourself? You're not good. How can you ask someone to be a righteous person when you yourself lying breaking your promises? You know not being honored with your job not attending you know your event or your responsibility? Not paying attention to them. How could you call anyone to honesty and all this beauty when you not part of it? And a loss of Hannah without a you hadn't Medina Armando Lima Hakuna Matata fallen
in the loi, and
you say all who you believe. Why would you do why would you use
Say that which you will not do, don't ever say something that you're not going to do. If you're inviting a Muslim and say, Mashallah, this is Islam, then you'd be the first person, or I'm sorry, if inviting a non Muslim Islam, you really should be the first person who also practices number four,
He should know what to speak first.
If a non Muslim comes to you don't say, you know what we know, terrorists. Were asking about terrorists. You know, you don't say Oh, we don't we don't always marry for wives. You know, we don't have no, there was another pirate those is something that, you know, it's not that important. You know, at this level, what is important is talk about a law.
Just talk about Allah. You know, whose Allah introduced this person to his creator. Let him get to know to Allah, introduce him to Allah said this is what Allah is. And trust me, when the person realized what a life's all about, he won't need you his heart would just lead him to him subhanho wa Taala his heart would just gravitate towards Allah because you are telling the person the right things. You don't talk about, you know, there's a different opinion. We have Hanafi madhhab we have a sheriff you must have we pray like this. No, but the magic is they do like this. You know, Somalis, they hold their hands like this. They always elbow me in the Salah. But Hannah is Mashallah
they just covered their bellies, you don't talk about these things. You know, just talk about towhead
talk about toy and this is what you need nothing else, you know, some heinola even, you know, once I used to, just to show you how ignorant sometimes we were.
We were going out with a group called tablet tablet is you know, our brothers they go on they visit other brothers. They have good efforts.
So we visited we visited this brother
and the brother Masha Allah, May Allah forgive him. He was drinking Budweiser, Mashallah.
He wasn't he wasn't drinking.
He was drinking alcohol. He was drinking beer.
And the brother His name's Khalid who was with us.
You know, in live when you go you have three people, Delhi, someone who knows the area. I mean, someone who might make sure that everybody is in their place, and Muhtar Kent Lin and someone who speaks to the person was giving Dawa to
so this brother was not the motor cannon was not the Speaker of the event.
But this brother who was so irritating, it was so upset. This guy we talking to him and we saying, Yeah, Allah subhana wa tada is giving you this engine, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will forgive your sins, and the guy is drinking Budweiser. Mashallah Tamara cola.
So the brother he got upset. And he stood up, you know, we were and it's like a straw for law rather. So for a law Brother, you know, me You should make Toba. You should drink with your right hand, not your left hand.
I looked at him. I said.
I thought he's gonna say fear alone. He stopped drinking beer we talking to you. But he was so upset because the man was using his left hand drinking beer.
That shows you know, you don't talk. Let him drink. I mean, I'm not saying don't don't say brothers. I said, drinking alcohol is harder than you have football right now. No, I mean, if he's willing to listen to you in okay, but step one step at a time. You don't talk to him about I should drink with my right hand or my left hand. When the man he is not even praying. When the man he's not, he's not connected to Allah. But some hand along that brother. When by the time we finished talking to him, he wasted all his alcohol. He came to the masjid and he repented to Allah. And from that day till today, never went back to alcohol. Subhana Allah. But again, this speech, the way we the way we want
to talk about the thing that we were talking about was irrelevant. At that moment. If we're talking about you should drink with your left hand or with your right hand.
The first thing that we should talk about brothers is the unity of a law, the uniqueness of a lot that one is of a law. Only a law is one has no partners has no wife has no son has no family has no doors, none of that a law is one last encounter with Anna said, woman or son. I mean, comedy cameo was sued in Illa, except a new e another law firm anila Anna fagu don't I'm sorry.
I lost that we have never seen any messenger before you except that we told him to say that there's only one God worship the worship Allah alone.
Five, the fifth thing that we should do, I'm running out of time today. The fifth thing that we need to do is have patient so
half patient Why? Because you have to understand, by the way, the non Muslims in this in the Western society, they not evil people, not as a lot of Muslims thing, not majority or even people, they very innocent people, however, they are completely misinformed about us. They think we're here to kill them. We here to take their women. We're here to take their you know, properties. We here because we want to destroy them.
So they already been misinformed about you. And you come with your little thauvin koozie. And you want to tell them about Islam. He may say something that nasty, he may you know, fight you back. You gotta learn how to keep your cool. You got to be calm. You got to control your term, you got to compose yourself. You just can't go off and say, listen, let me tell you. Yeah, and then you give him one No, just calm down. So
sovereign because they will curse you, you know, when, after September 11. I was in Washington DC. You know, and this, you know,
you know, you know, we call them Cowboys, you know, George Bush cousin.
He came in, he was driving a truck. And in our little misschien, we were writing September 11 was three days ago, we were writing big Arabic letters in front of our minister. So he saw us, he made a U turn. And he said, You Muslims, you're destroying our country, and you're writing your you know, and he said the S word on our walls. I said to him,
How do you know? Can you read this? He said, no help. No, sorry. That's what he said, though. I'm just telling you what he said.
So I said, How do you know maybe I'm writing in my own language. God bless America.
How do you know?
Maybe I'm supporting America. You know, I may rank god bless america and kill all the terrorists. How do you know?
He couldn't say anything. He couldn't, you know, I could have that time I could, you know, tell him what he is and how what he is all about. And then we're gonna have clash. And we didn't gain anything. But we have to have suffered because these people were law he majority of the time, they are Miss inform about Islam. And you know, what media say about us? Sometimes when they talking about us as like, wow, what kind of religion they talking about? And they're all Muslim, a Muslim? Yeah. I don't know that religion. I don't know what he's talking about. I don't know what he's saying. So, we have to have suffered, we have to have patient with them. Because this is what
happened alasa to His Messenger, first will come a sobre. Una has made me nervous. He said, Have patience, like the mighty messengers of a law like Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and him some law Holly, he said have sub like them, don't rush things. Don't just give up because they don't want to accept Islam. They we have to have somebody equity below.
Six good manners, rational Hello.
Good manners. Again,
again, we think sometimes by telling them the truth by say showing them the beauty of open Islam in the Quran and the sooner and as having different manners than the manners that had been dictated by Islam. You know, they should all become a Muslim because they have the truth. They don't have the truth.
You give them half of the truth. The other half is you should be a like a Muslim. Good manners. You know the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Our Jehovah Jehovah was the Pharaoh of the century. Abba journal was the man that formed the messenger overnight in the city of Mecca. Messenger overlock came to him 70 times, until about JAL said to him, do not come to me after today. Don't ever come to me after today. And then one of those nights when the weather was extremely cold, and it was raining, and it was dark. Someone knocked on his door. And then john said to his family, the man who came to my door at this time indeed he came for a serious issue by lateral eyes work by
my God's, our give him whatever he asks he wants money. I'll give him money. If he wants to rest in my house. I'll let him in. I'll give him what Harry as he opens the door, there is messenger overlock all wet shivering from the coal and he searched him Yeah.
How can you ask me not to come to you after today? It is not a daytime is a nighttime, or how can I say there is only one God and he slammed the door in the face of the messenger overload.
Look, he just his smile and he walked away.
We need to have manners like the manners of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and the best quality, the best quality that Allah spoke about himself Allah but the Messenger of Allah was what in nikka Allah Allah Hello, tin Alvin, indeed, oh, Mohammed, you hold an excellent manners, you have the most excellent man, nobody can come next to the Messenger of Allah in terms of manners. So as a Muslim, you should show the manners of the messenger overlock the manners of Islam manners of his Deen and a Muslim and then that these people were all accepted Islam when they see how you behave as a Muslim.
Now, number seven
be wise, in your approach,
be wise, just don't be haphazardly approaching people. rather use Hickman what is the definition of hikma wisdom in Arabic? It means placing the right thing
in the right place at the right time. So right now, if I come to you, and I tell you something, it is inappropriate time because this is a time for lecture. So the hikma is not for me to come to you and talk to you. So use wisdom concerning these people and approaching these people because sometimes you go to them at the wrong place. You can go to a person who was drinking in a bar and say I'm calling to Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's not Hickman, he is not willing to listen to you. You can go to a person, the worst thing that we do, by the way, one of the hikma that we miss, we invite them in public, and we challenge them. And we say your Bible is full of mistakes. And your
religion is false. And your onion, your Bible has so many different versions, and you're you you fabricate and this year, there was revision of the Bible and you change the Bible. That is not a hikma.
If you tell me, if you tell me, you know, Somalis are bad people, even if we have bad quality, and you show me that bad quality? Do you think I will listen to you? I will knock you out. You know, I will say How dare you talk about my Somali people. It's not hikma it's not wisdom for you to attack me. No, do not attack anybody. What do you do? The Hickman is addressed show them the beauty of an Islam. They are intelligent people, they are educated people they know right from wrong, they understand. And by seeing the truth, they can compare it to whatever they know.
It is not for you to dictate what they should do or what they shouldn't believe. And that is and that's why when the messenger overlay initially used to call the gods of origin names, and he used to say you only worship idols on rocks. Allah said Do not insult their gods Do not insult their gods. Why? In return, they would insult Allah Subhana Allah unknowing. They be
I bought it, and they were in such a loss and they would be ignorant about this. So in Islam, we don't attack. We don't use, you know, force. Rather we use choose Hickman, this is why don't you come like, you know, some kind of law.
I always asked him, I said, Listen, I tell them, I'm not here to convert you. I'm not because I don't guide people, only Allah guides people. But I'm here to tell you about my religion. And I'm willing to listen to you first, if you willing to tell me about your religion. So we can at least exchange information. And we understand one another, you may neighbor, you know, you're not going anywhere. I just bought this house, if you'd like to move, good luck, but I'm not moving, you know. So why don't we just exchange information, at the end of the day, you know, most 90% of the time I'm talking, because he has nothing much to tell me other than, you know, his little bit that he knows
about his religion. And then if he's not a Muslim, usually they become a Muslim. But if they don't become a Muslim, he says, I understand where you're coming from, you know, I don't know what this media is saying, at least he I gave him that much, and he gives me this much. So there is no need of attacking, and telling the wrong tell them about the dean is wrong, and we right and so on.
Number eight, you must be educated about your environment, educate about your, the culture, of the people that you're giving that what are some of the countries that I went to, it is very rude to speak to them.
In the elevators,
and the bus stops
during public transportation is very rude.
And you have this little brother, Mashallah with a little coffee and is running around with the parents as a, you know, there's only one God is true, there's only one God, but they don't understand this, they feel that, you know, he just invaded their space. He said, This is my space, it's my time, give me a break, I don't want to listen to you. So you got to understand the culture of the people that you're dealing with, you have to have that understanding. If you come to Canada, and you were born and raised in Norway, I will say, hold your horses, young man or young lady, this place is not for you yet get educated first, then we talk about how to give down to Canadians. And
this is what we need to understand. See, again, in Canada, there's a lot of mixed people, we have people from UK, you know, their ancestry from UK, from you know, Italy, you know, it is completely different, if you want to talk to Italian person is different than talking to a person from, you know, Great Britain is completely different. Even though they are both from Europe, they both from Canada, their ancestors, they understand, but it's different, the way you approach is different. So you need to understand the culture of the people, number nine,
do not rush things, or come to the conclusion of anything that you do, or they say is different than having sovereign, you don't come to the conclusion and say, Well, this person, you know, is not accepting Islam, because, you know, look how many times I gave him down, you do not rush or come to the conclusion. Before it's time, you got to have some call an hour is little bit different. Number 10, which is very crucial.
Don't ever give up.
Don't ever give up.
You can be rejected once or twice, you can be rejected 10 times from the same people from this. Do not ever give up. Because this was never the attitude of the Navy Salalah while he was selling them.
Don't ever say, you know, this person would never agree with me. Or this group will never accept Islam. Or, you know, I've been giving Dawa so many times but these people you know, I'm just you know, being myself, rather than give the people time and don't give up. It is not you who guide is not me who guides. It is a loss upon what to Allah. And when Allah sees that this person is ready for the guidance. A law will guide that person if there's goodness in the heart of that person.
In the heart of that person is not you to judge don't ever
jet, and don't ever come to the conclusion of anything ever.
Now, brothers, I'm going to tell you the strangest One of the unique stories of someone who
I met, who accepted Islam.
And this person, he accepted Islam, number one, he used to hate Muslims.
Number two, he used to hate black people. And I am both a Muslim and black.
So there is no way this man is willing to listen to me or, you know, once he anything that I have to say.
And I never called him to Islam. I used to work with him. And I use I saw this man, and he's the one who's telling me later on, by the way, I saw this man, you know, he really doesn't want me to even be closer to his department.
You know, bit by bit. You know, I saw, you know, he sees me reading Arabic. And you know, he's curious about it, but he doesn't want to ask him because he unblocking a Muslim. You know, he sees me praying. He wants to know what I'm doing. You know. And every time I go to a coffee shop, there's a coffee shop called Tim Hortons in our country in our country is very famous. You know, every time I go there, I'll bring you know coffee. Would you like some coffee? No, no, thank you.
You know, next thing Would you like some coffee? No, I don't want it. Third day, fourth day, fifth day. Yeah, bring me a small double double your way back. Fine. You know, coffee today, the next day? Would you like some doughnuts? Yeah, sure, bring some donuts, you know, he still doesn't want to really, you know. And until finally he became very comfortable.
And he said to me, I used to be very rude to you. And I, you know, I never liked you I never liked most, you know. But today, he said, my mind and my view on my perception about Islam and Muslims completely change. And I want to know, what this thing that gives you all this patient and suffering. And Allah knows I was not saddled in an hour, how many times just want to knock him out?
And throw a little banana on him and say, take the banana in for my lunch. But I was like, you know, come You know, give you you know, but
he say What? What gives you that inner peace? You know, what gives you that? And so, you know, I said, you know, I'm a Muslim, and I'm a law. My God told me to talk to you, especially Qatar, especially the People of the Book, to talk to you kindly and nicely because Allah told us that your heart are soft. And when you hear the truth, you listen to it. You're not arrogant. You didn't like analyst said this about Christian Christians. He said, this is what they are. For those who are educated. So I was hoping that you are one of those people. So he said, Can you bring me the Quran I said, I don't want to bring you the Koran. And I'm bringing you some others that I brought little
booklet about the Messenger of Allah Mohammed Salah long, because the majority of the time the issue is not on with them. The issue is, they misunderstood the Messenger of Allah, they have a lot of misconception about the Messenger of Allah, more than they have misconceptions about the Koran. So I gave him a little booklet, more than, you know, it wasn't even 50 pages. And he said, this is a great man said okay, and I gave him a little booklets again, 25 page talks about the scientific aspects of the Quran.
And then he said, Wow, bit by bit next thing that, you know, the man became a Muslim, what hamdulillah
but what initiate what chain his activity and in the mass city into, you know, convert calm conversation and exchange of information was, I gave him his space. And I did not rush things. And it took me years to come to that conclusion. It was three years, three years after he decided that he said, I hated black people. And I hate Muslims. And you are both as Al Hamdulillah Do you still hate me is a man or light is what he said. I love you more than I love my sons. It was all the men. And this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So these 10 steps that I mentioned, if we just implement, I guarantee you most of the effort that we spent in giving pamphlets and flyers, with the better,
you know, be safe and we're low on that well and Zakouma lafaye