Channel: Said Rageah
What is the reason you still have not become Muslim? What is preventing you from embracing the religion of God? Join Sh. Said Rageah in this beautiful lecture on the things that prevent people for accepting Islam and why one should overcome these issues.
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After September 11
in Washington DC area, which is, you know, the White House area, the black house, whatever you want to call it, in that area only in less than two months, we had over 35,000 new Muslims,
you know, people accepting Islam
in Europe is the same thing
in Asia is the same thing in Africa is the same thing.
So, my question that I want to ask the non Muslim who had issue was, first of all,
Islam is the natural religion for all humanity.
Islam was not initiated by the Minister in your own the law by Mohammed.
Islam was not something that was fabricated by the prophet of Islam. Rather, Islam started with Adam alayhis Salatu was Salam from the first day, Islam existed. And it was the natural religion for all humanity from the beginning.
And this is a natural thing for everybody to understand is a natural religion for everybody to digest is a very simple religion for everybody to analyze. And it is the only religion that anybody can take it to the lab and say, our life to examine this gene. I mean, I'm no expert in the Bible or any other religion, but the only religion that I can take it to the lab, and I say historically, this is excellent, scientifically I can prove Islam is indeed from God.
Now the question is how
people used to accept Islam at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And is it any different than what we experienced it now day?
just to break the ice,
people used to accept this
because of a role models.
People used to see the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Prophet of Allah. They knew him before Islam. And when he came out and he said, I am indeed the Messenger of Allah. They knew this man never lied. never cheated. Never. They never committed adultery, never you consume alcohol. Therefore this man must be genuine. He is a true man.
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The title of my talk
was, and it should be, why should you not be a Muslim?
I was told I'm going to speak to non Muslims.
The majority of you are black.
And the rest of you are brown.
Where are the non Muslims?
I thought this lecture would be geared towards non Muslim we're gonna be smashing, you know, think?
He said cut it down.
I'm just kidding. He said assistant can hear you in the back? Well, I don't know I cannot Scream louder than this.
So the title, as I stated was, why should you not be a Muslim?
But again, everybody's everyone who is here mainly is a Muslim.
So I cannot be talking about why should you not be a Muslim?
So we got to come up with something rather other than this insha Allah.
But in case, can everybody hear me from the back?
Can you hear me?
I cannot, I cannot scream more than this assistant in the back, they can say they cannot hear me. So we will continue from there.
What I wanted to say here in a nutshell, and perhaps maybe you can ask if there's one or two or three non Muslims who are here.
What I originally wanted to say to them was,
as we know, Islam was enhanced
by the blessings of a lost paranoia to Allah Islam is growing everywhere in the world.
In North America,
as we know, Islam is the fastest religion, fastest growing religion in north in North America.
After September 11th, in Washington, DC area, which is you know, the White House area, the black house, whatever you want to call it, in that area, only in less than two months, we had over 35,000 new Muslims.
You know, people accepting a snom
in Europe is the same thing.
In Asia is the same thing in Africa is the same thing.
So my question that I want to ask the non Muslim who had issue was, first of all,
it's not is the natural religion for all humanity.
Islam was not initiated by the messenger of the law by Muhammad.
Islam was not something that was fabricated by the prophet of Islam. Rather, Islam started with Adam alayhis salaam wa sallam from the first day, Islam existed. And it was the natural religion for all humanity from the beginning.
And this is a natural thing for everybody to understand is a natural religion for everybody to digest is a very simple religion for everybody to analyze. And it is the only religion that anybody can take it to the lab and say, I would like to examine this gene. I mean, I'm no expert in the Bible or any other religion, but the only religion that I can take it to the lab, and I say you storage with this is excellent. Scientifically, I can prove this Islam is indeed from God.
The question is how
people used to accept Islam at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And is it any different than what we experienced it now day
just to break the ice,
people used to accept this
because of a role models.
People used to see the messenger of the loss of the long run, he was selling the product of a law. They knew him before Islam. And when he came out and he say, I am indeed the Messenger of Allah. They knew this man never lie, never cheated. Never. They never committed adultery, never you consume alcohol. Therefore this man must be genuine. He is a true man. So they accepted Islam like Abu Bakr presidium are interesting, his wife Khadija de la Juana, Osama, I'm sorry, they've been hiding for the long run those people who close to the Messenger of Allah, they accepted Islam because they trusted the Messenger of Allah in terms of personalities.
The second way that the people used to accept Islam of the Messenger of Allah is was through marijuana. But first of all, to analyze or to emphasize little bit on the first point, see that aspect by this.
Nobody's shooting anyone.
It's just a mic system.
Maybe we have a genie in the house.
nowadays, what Muslims fail to do
is to spread Islam by being a role models, by themselves, being a person that the non Muslim can look at him and say, or her and say, you know, I want to be like that man. Because when it comes to the non Muslims, they cannot differentiate between Islam, which is the correct the Pure religion of all the messengers, and the prophets of Allah, and the Muslims themselves. So when they see Muslims, they say this is Islam. They cannot differentiate between the two. And that's why a lot of people do not want to accept this now.
But at the time of the Messenger of Allah, at the time of the Sahaba, people used to accept that even at the time of the second and the third generation, people used to accept Islam because of the behavior, manners of Islam.
No dogma was needed brothers and sisters. They didn't need to go outside and they stand on the street corner and give pamphlets. They never used to reprint the Koran in so many different languages that people can read and understand. People used to just look at the Muslims and say, I want to behave like those people. I want to act like those people. But nowadays, we don't have much of Muslims, or many Muslims, manifesting Islam based on the true teaching of Islam.
The second way that Islam used to be a threat, at the time of the abuse of the law, while he was sending them was through Dawa
was through giving invitation to the closest people to you, based on the teaching of Islam. Now, look at
the long run some of the narration, when he came to the abubaker was the first men who accepted Islam abubaker when he came to the Messenger of Allah, and the Messenger of Allah said to him, I N chosen by Allah to spread Islam, to teach people what Allah wants from them, our workers. He said, I accept your message. However, what is my responsibility?
And then the messenger over last said to him, your responsibility, it is my responsibility, and abubaker he went on calling people called with Mammon or a fan called Abdullah manby. Now of course, it means a cause admin, because he called them to Islam. So the people who
used to accept Islam based on the data itself.
Again, it's something that we do now days, part time.
See everybody today, he's a teacher, and Muslim. He is a doctor, then Muslim. He is a mechanic, then Muslim. He is an engineer, then Muslim, at the time of the Sahaba, at the time of the tabbing, they were Muslim, and then whatever comes after that.
So there's a habit of never use something a long while he was suddenly used to spread Islam. And the people used to accept Islam based on the down.
The second reason or the third reason that people used to accept Islam is through marriage.
Someone who accepts Islam
and then his wife or his spouse or his you know what, also accept Islam as well. Or they will be putting the condition saying, I cannot marry you until you become a Muslim. Nowadays, a lot of us we do this, just to get married.
We see a lot of sisters, a lot of brothers. A sister, for example, was say to this nun Muslim guy, that she wants to marry him. She was saying to him, you know, why don't you accept Islam, and tell my parents that you are Muslim, so we can marry can can marry one another and after Islam, you don't have to after the marriage, you don't have to practice Islam.
But the reality of the time of the Tabby Nina and the Sahaba before that, Islam was the main thing, like almost su de Muro de la Juana, when a name
when she was ready for marriage, and I will tell her worse to worse.
And he said to her, I want to marry and I will tell her was not a Muslim. And she said to me about her nice look, and
she said, Man, like yourself cannot be rejected. I can never say no to a man like yourself. And but however, you are not Muslim, and I am a Muslim, I cannot marry you. Color law or law in Morocco. When he said, No, the only reason that you're rejecting me is because you want gold or silver. She say rather No, if you accept Islam, that is my diary. That is my mom, I want that for you.
But now, some Hannah law, a lot of sisters and a lot of brothers. For the parents who accept their future spouse, they will say just lie about Islam and become a Muslim. And then after the Nika you don't have to practice. You don't have to be a Muslim. And then later on, they struggle with raising children, raising children with a spouse, that he does not care and she does not care about Allah. He or she does not care about, you know, praying on going to the masjid, performing the Salah, in the congregation, reading the book of along with the kids reading riada saw anything with their family, he doesn't care. He doesn't care about it.
So the third reason is for some reason that they used to accept Islam
was through search, research.
see a lot of Muslims, some panela a lot of a lot of new Muslims. They accepted Islam because they research of bodies.
They read about Islam,
big went to the internet and research and after you know long journey, they came to the conclusion. This is indeed the religion of God and the accepted Islam.
A lot of them
some turn of luck.
Some of them are uniquely guided by Allah subhana wa Tada. But majority of them they were like this and the art till today, like Sandman fantasy, like I'm gonna be in an episode of the long run, the man who came to the messenger overlock like I was that Friday, all of them were seekers of the truth.
Now these were the ways of accepting Islam.
Now, my question i after I always talk to the non Muslims in the booth of doubt, or one on one, and I gave them why they should become a Muslim and
How the people used to accept Islam. I always asked him the question, why would you not take this religion as your religion? I have 10 answers
for the past 10 years, every time to I every time that I talk to non Muslim I ask the same question. Mainly they will respond exactly the same way. First of their response was, I don't want to change the religion of my forefathers, the religion of my family.
Some Hernan la see my wife's grandmother.
She's a Catholic. She's an old lady.
And she Masha Allah, she was very supportive. She was helping us. She was there for us. She's the sweetest old lady that you would ever meet.
You talk to her about Islam, she says, that is so beautiful.
You said this is what Islam said about women. She said that is the way it should be. You say this is what Alon is missing. You say about life after death. She said it makes sense. You talk to her about hell and heaven. And she agrees with you 100% and you come and he said then why would you not become a Muslim?
She says, I was born Catholic. I lived my life as a Catholic and I will die as a Catholic. This is the religion of my father's and some hirn Allah. Allah subhanahu wa Tiana mentioned the same thing about the people before us. And they said Allah subhanho wa Taala karbonn wodgina Allah.
When Allah de matar Dune, the non Muslim we say we found our forefathers on a certain path. And we are following their footsteps. We will not need
a last panel with Anna said after our last panel with her, I want it to be what if I bring you something is more clear, more guide than what your forefathers left for you?
What would you say if I give you something better than what your forefathers gave you? In your own job in your own, you know, whatever you do for a living, if I tell you use this tools is better than the one that you just bought two years ago, use this laptop, you know, Mac is the best. But MacBook is excellent don't do not use this old computer, but use this one, you will accept it.
If I tell you this vehicle is better than you know that last vehicle that you were driving, you were accepted. If I tell you this outfit is the latest fashion, you were accepted. But when it comes to the religion, when it comes to things that pertains to your soul, you will say no, my forefathers used to be like this. And I'm not changing the law. Sometimes I used to get upset. Then I realized even us we do the same thing.
Even the Muslims, you say why do you have to pray like this? Why do you have to let your hands go? Why did you say after this how I learned?
This is how I learned and Allah and His messenger is telling us to follow the correct teaching of the Quran and the Sunnah, nothing else. So the nun most most of the time they have no other answer except this is what I find my father's or my parents doing.
The second reason especially that is coming that comes from women and by the way, majority of new Muslims are women,
women except is
more than men. What do they accept is some Have you ever asked yourself?
Have you ever asked why we have more female new Muslims, then the male new Muslims.
According to some of the studies that was done in United States, they say 70% of the new Muslims are sisters or ladies
A lot of them when you ask them, why are you not accepting Islam, some of the women or some of the men, they stayed there said Islam does not respect women,
women, their rights has been oppressed slum abuses women. Islam does not give these ladies their equal rights, and SubhanAllah. As a matter of fact, Islam is the one the only religion that gave gave women their full, right?
See, I'm not going what the Christians or the Romans or the the all other religions said about women, you already have that in your books, if you're one of them, and you already educated enough to understand or read about them. But I'll tell you something out of it before it snam they had no respect for women. They had no respect. And I don't think the society, the current society do have any respect for women nowadays, because the way they commercialize women, however, if this suits you, this is your lifestyle. But our brothers and sisters had no respect women before is
an Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah mentioned that in the Quran, one of the famous story that some of the companions, I'm sorry, some of the people were sitting in a locker. And there was this man that I never used to smile, never used to laugh, never used to participate, anything that these people are talking about. Because he was always sad and always used to grieve.
And one of these guys who was sitting,
ask him, how come you never smile? How come you never laugh? And this man who turned to the questioner, and he asked him a question, and he say, you ask him a question, instead of answering, and they say, Listen, you tell me why I should not smile after what I did.
And the man said, What have you done?
The man said,
every time that Allah blesses me with a female child,
I will carry this child
and I will go and bury her a life.
And then once my wife
was in labor, and I left the house or the tent,
and when I came back, I said to my wife,
what have you given birth to a male, a man for after Ruby, so I can be proud, proud of it. I can brag about him or female, so I can bury him with her displacement.
And the wife said, I gave birth
to a female child, but she died.
He's said that was good. Good, and instead of me killing her good for her.
She said four years later,
my family came to visit us.
When they come to visit us, she's talking about her family.
She said with them was this beautiful child, some annaleigh you know, children are different. The natures are different. This little child, she will run around with her, you know, beautiful smile, you know, chubby cheeks, beautiful black eyes as she were running around. And this man who never held a baby girl, he used to, you know, observe how this little girl is moving. And then finally, he cannot resist this little girl. And this little girl. She did not care about him. She didn't know that he used to bury his daughters. She used to just run, throw herself on his lap.
And this man, longer the baby say you no more attached and he became to this little girl.
And then finally, you know, he started loving her touching her kissing her playing with her. And then some hurt a lot.
One of those nights as usual, every night we will come and tell his wife about this little beautiful girl. One of those nights he said, I can't. I am in love with this little girl. I want to keep playing with her. And then the wife's
Do you really care about her? She says she's so cute.
She said, This little girl is your child
is the child that I told you? She died? My sister took her so you don't learn
some Hanalei. He said, When I heard that, I just remember what my people will say about me if I keep this little girl a life, what my people would say if she rose in front of me, and then someone will come and ask for her hand, it was total displacement, ultimate displacement.
So I said to her, get her ready, so I can bury her life as well.
So the lady she crying, and the little girl came, I brought them and she said, he brought my daughter, and they walked her to the desert, and I bury her a life. See, this was the lifestyle of the Arab before. But when Islam came, it changed everything. As a matter of fact, he Islam told men, as the messenger over loss in the long run, he was setting them said, if you if Allah blesses you with three girls, and you raise them, well, you're going to be with me in general like this never said about boys, and a lawsuit about women in this note, where they said that girls
and ladies and girls are not only females are not like male, they different, they unique. As a matter of fact, the Tao of Islam flourish, because of women, because the effort of our sisters, when it comes to wife, Islam, gay wives, they rise when it comes to mothers, Islam gave women rights that was not given to any nation before I was reading. I don't want to mention the country, but 1949 1914. In Europe 1940 1914 was the only the first time that women were allowed to own properties, to vote in some other countries. And then it is so unique Subhanallah these women will used to be oppressed yesterday, they come to our women and they say, you know, you shouldn't free
yourself, this should not be oppressed. This job, just niqab this thing that covers your beauty is a sign of oppression, you should remove it
is what you living the lifestyle that you living right now? is a life of liberty, life of freedom.
It is not? It is not?
The second or the third question that I asked all of us they cannot answer.
as brothers and sisters in Islam
as they are they say I don't want to change my lifestyle. I don't want to stop partying. I don't want to stop having fun. I don't want to stop you know, all this enjoy. I want to have, you know, be with girls. I'm saying I cannot talk to them. I cannot touch them. I cannot sleep with them. There is no such thing called One Night Stand. No such thing called you know, you know, just have fun with her and let her go. You know, I want this Islam is forbidding all this.
But what they don't realize, as a matter of fact, Islam gives you peace of mind.
Islam gives you comfort, some kind of love. You know, I was going over the suicide rate in the world.
And the first 10 countries, none of them were Muslim countries.
I looked, I say okay, we're
in the Muslim Canada, we really apply the Sharia, we say well, let us say Saudi, I could not find any rate less than 0.00. You know, I think that was the what was the first one that I saw, I think was 0.01. That was the rate. But the first 1020 countries were the non Muslim country where they drink phony cake, have fun occurring to them, enjoy themselves. If Islam is taking your happiness away from you, is oppressing you is that allow you to enjoy yourself How come the rate of suicide rate is not high in Muslim country. How come is high in the Western society, not in a Muslim country. Rather, Islam gives you peace of mind.
Peace of mind. I was talking to this
a preacher in the University of Calgary. And we were all sitting because I'm the Imam of the universe. And he, this is the priest. This is the preacher this from this. And they were saying, How do you sleep at night? We were asking because we sit and we talk, teacher. And I said, I said, I sleep
my iPhone in less than four minutes.
They say, how do you do that? How do you know? I said, because my wife told me that.
And it's so true. My wife time me, and a fall is less than four minutes. And this one I try not to stay up. And one of the preachers said, it takes me 4050 minutes. And the other said, You know, I just go I thought about it. He said, Why are you Why do you sleep so comfortable? So quick. I said because
of the peace and tranquility that Islam brings to my heart, the happiness that Islam brings to my heart. Every single night will lie. You will see every movement in every moment who's sitting here, higher your level of Eman is insha Allah majority i'm not i'm sitting I'm saying I'm a Mormon, but higher your level of the mountain email, as you know more comfortable, you live your life, you will fall asleep just like this. You will have no worries. Everything that happens to us is upon a law. It is from a law and handed the law is a test. I'm happy. If this is not an exhibition of my sins, a law is elevating me in the levels of gin always does a favor for us.
The other reason that non Muslims they don't want to accept Islam is they afraid their families would disown them
and they will cut them off. And he was saying, you know I don't want to lose my family members. The price of accepting Islam is high. And some Hanalei asked him sometimes says when your family relationship is so tight in the West, since when you live Will you call your mother every other day, since when you had you you give your father his right. And I'm not taking that whatever you do away from you. But the reality is, in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala is still in the Koran. When you accept Islam, rather Allah subhanho wa Taala would give you people that will support you will love you will take care of you and will cherish you and understand your sacrifice.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala
accept the effort of the brothers. I want to conclude this because I'm losing my voice. And I know a lot of you were sitting here, but may Allah subhana wa Allah reward you for all the effort that you did, and desire Kamala Harris salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.