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The Challenges of a Muslim-Minority
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I was giving an hour to speak and talk and I'm not a talker, I don't like talking to a very long time because I sincerely believe people do not pay attention past 30 minutes, as a matter of fact that they say people's
attention. So attention span is only from nine to 10 minutes. And that's why they coming up with something, they changing everything. Because they say people cannot watch or listen to something for very long time. And they say now the trying to compress the commercial into six seconds. In six seconds. They want to advertise a vehicle they want to advertise a house, they want to advertise a drink only in six seconds. So for me to stand here and speak for 60 minutes, I think is a little bit over killing. So what I would do, I would speak insha Allah only for 30 minutes for those of you and so Michelle, let's change the topic, it seems that he's talking about me living in my Inner Earth.
In a society where we're always always being the minority. I came to the west as a young kid or as a young as a child. And we were living in a Muslim minority or living in a non Muslim society as a minority.
And we face all the challenges we face all the difficulties. We face a lot of things that a lot of you are sitting here do not have a clue about it.
But today about the law, it seems that all Muslims regardless of where they are,
regardless what country they from, those who wants to hold on to the sun Nova Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and follow the right path or the minority.
Wherever I travel, wherever I go, people of Sunnah people wants to adhere to the sin of nimbyism the last one he was considered to be minority. And that is so not a lot.
This is a sunova loss of power to Allah. In this Deen because as in the use of the law Ronnie you are suddenly misstated in Harry Potter better Islam or even if you had this hadith particular Howdy, Islam started being strange. Some of the automa disease and other diseases started as being strange this gene or when Islam started being strange people did not accept it right away. People did not, you know, follow it right away. People were like, what is this? You think that Mohammed Salah laquan he will seldom is calling people to. However, there will be a time that the sooner of nimbyism, the last one he was sending them would become a stranger than what it is today.
If you ask and you look around the Muslim nations, you see countries like Saudi countries like Somalia, countries like Sudan, countries like Libya, where Muslims are majority are Muslims. The majority of the people are Muslims when the line However, following the Sunnah of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is strange, and the people of Anderson are considered to be strangers. So sometimes when I travel outside of Canada, I feel that I'm still a stranger. You know, we still living in a strange world. People do not see how we see the they don't see the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam how we see.
And that's normal.
Because the Chrome team had eaten livius a lot while he was selling tobacco and she suddenly added the EU, so Haha,
the hurunui use of the la hora de Salaam use. Antara Komal Oman
he said is a bar that nations will come to you from every angle.
You're holding nofima snotty, mad cada min couldn't be journey we couldn't live 14 from every angle of in your life of your life. People will try to change. Now look at the Muslims. We are the majority every five people there's one most
we have everything that we need to succeed. We own 73% of you know call and petrol. Oil in the world. We own as Muslims we own 40% of natural gas. But yet almost Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam not the strongest. That's when we use some of the last one he will sell them. He said you should enter there is a common omo min Cooley
Ara aka Satya, he said nations will come on with fees on you.
They will feast on
now. He said as people will come and sit around the table and eat the meal. Now if you analyze this Hadeeth when you eating? Does your food challenge you?
Does the chicken that you you know, you know picking it up from the plate and taking to your mouth. Does that chicken struggle? That's the rice study you've just picked on the spoon. Does that rice struggle and challenge you know, so the messenger over law said my own you or people would become like that people will come up with fees on you like that. And one of the Sahaba of the law one who perhaps was one of the people who would use or learn about the bond of God who cannot comprehend Yasuda law, you know we were we who are only 300 Sahaba. And we defeated the superpower of our time we defeated the equation with over 1000 soldiers with only 300 people and now you telling nation
will come and they will feast on us. So he posed a question is the jasola our main Latin Yeoman in
our Western small in number on that day.
Are we small in number
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on and now
when unto me say brother You are so many what kinako author co author
he said where you are like the phone on a water you know when the rain
and this ring or these streams bring the water from the high point and then he creates a stream and that stream has a water that's flowing on the top of that water. you will see you will see a bubbles and brown bubbles dusty bubbles and clean bubbles. This is a hotel
and when the water moves left the author they go left and the water moves right the hotel go right and the when the water goes straight the author goes straight he say you my alma mater Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you would be like this.
Now understand my dear brothers, when the Messenger of Allah said min Cooley awful from every angle,
literally means from every
even Muslim countries right now. You cannot be a Muslim.
You cannot practice your deen in a Muslim country the way you want to practice. I'm from Somalia,
in Somalia, look. We don't produce weapons. We don't manufacture vehicles. We don't build airplanes. We're hardly do anything. We're a single niche.
All every enemies of Islam Why did he try to destroy that simple niche? Do you know why?
Because that simple nation decided to follow the true Islam.
Yes, in their little village you know, no electricity, not much of civilization. They want to follow Islam in their village.
But the outside world did not allow us why
Because they don't allow true Islam to manifest itself, messenger over loss admin can look or feel from every angle. Do you think in Muslim countries nowadays, even though we are the majority, Mashallah, do you think our children are taught?
The right Islam?
No, no, we know,
one law he, in a university, one of the universe that I was
I still remember, share, what is this? So Danny shear?
You know, I'm on the screen a first and I'm studying Islamic Studies. I'm studying on a local level. So I'm studying Hadith. I'm studying a hidden body. And then I walk into the library of the university and share what Allah is sitting. And I can see he sat. And I sat next to me the Sudan issue. You know, Sudan is a very simple, very nice people. And I said, Yeah, sure. What's wrong with you? Why Why are you gloomy.
And then he gave me a booklet, he gave me a book called and said, shall sorry, read.
And I read, and it says, I get
verses from the Quran that must be changed. tafsir of Ayah must be changed. And I looked at every idea that has something to do with following Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, following Islam, the unity of Islam, fighting and struggling for yourself in standing every eye as they say, the Tafseer of those, I'd have to be changed.
So the messenger over loss admin couldn't
even our children are not allowed to be taught what they should be taught in their team.
So when you talk about minority in an N Muslim environment,
I will say that challenge is everywhere is in Somalia, is in Sudan, is in Libya, is in Bahrain, is everywhere.
But let me tell you some of the struggles that we face as a minority.
So when you're minority, there are pros and cons, the positives and the negatives. When you're in minority. First you try to unite you from Pakistan, you from you know, from Somalia, you from you know, Palestine, you try to be together, one oma and you try to follow the son of nivia, some of the lot Riley who were selling them, and you say and Muslim or Muslim, go ahead, and Muslim or Muslim. And we try to be together in one small community.
And the positive also being in minority, because we minority, we try always, to meet one another, we used to try. See, when I went to Canada when I got to Canada, I landed on the city call Toronto, most of you know the City of Toronto. And then I decided to move to a small village.
Only 40,000 people used to live in that village. I was the only black person by the way. Everybody else was white.
Everyone else was white during the break time and I was in high school grade nine. I just started my high school. When I sit in the cafeteria, all white kids used to come to me, were you from, say, from Africa? And you know, the next day say, you know, can I touch you? He said yeah, you can touch me. He thinks that essentially is going to be black as well. You know, can I touch your hair, he can touch my hair, you know? So, I live but Subhanallah surely after that, then the Muslims are moving slowly, but surely. And we used to be together. He used to be you know, the Pakistani used to come to us, the Bengali would come Indians would come. They forgot the political issues in between Indian
Pakistan. The Somalis? They used to come together. We forgot everything that happened was happening in Somalia. You know, and we will became little community.
That was the beauty of being minority. We have one little masala and enamel sulla. We used to come together. Pray behind the man. You know whether he is from Somalia or from Sudan, and we we'd never had issues. This is a sharpie. He's Hanafi he's mad. He's humble. He, you know he is no Madhavi la Madhavi we didn't care we used to pray together Mashallah.
That was the beauty of being a minority. And our sisters, remember, I was sisters. When, when finished, you establish a HELOC, you save a little ship. And the ship only used to teach us how to recite the Quran. And when we finish, we used to make sure the sisters are safe. We used to walk you know, the we take them to the bus station, make sure they get to the bus, they get on the bus and they you know, our home. Sometimes we used to go with them if it's late, there was love that was brought there was that time, we had brother, sister in the snap. And
that was some of the beauty of living in minority. And when every time that we were faced issues, in a larger scale used to come together.
I don't know if you remember, in Canada, we never most of the Muslims used to never used to vote. You know, he's from Canada never used to vote. You know, because we say we're Muslims, you know, let these non Muslims do what they need to do. Until this man became our Prime Minister.
Stephen Harper, if you remember, Harvard, he had one issue, and that is Islam and Muslims. So he made our life so difficult.
He made so difficult. You want to establish your message is different. If you want to invite the speakers from outside of Canada difficult. He just became he was a he was a different version of Trump. He was a different version of you know, Donald Trump. Then the Muslims decided, because he did something that's so strange. There was a Muslim, wanted to come as a Canadian, she wanted to become a Canadian citizens citizen.
But she used to warn you up.
So the judge asked her to remove her.
Say today we're going to swear YaSM as a Canadian, you know, on you're gonna become a Canadian, or remove the niqab, the young lady? She said, No, I'm not moving minute.
Then the judge said, and I will not grant you the Canadian citizenship. If you want to become Canadian. You got to be like Canadian, the rest of Canadians.
So this young lady, she challenged the judge, and she won the case.
When she won the case, who came to the picture, the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister decided he's going to challenge this young lady. And he challenged that young lady and she won over him.
Then the Muslim says wait, wait a second.
If the Prime Minister is coming down to niqab level, and he wants to dictate what should we should wear as a Canadian Muslims? What should we do? Let us vote this man out.
So 79% of the Canadian Muslims start voting.
And then we voted him out. And who became our Kenny Oh became our Prime Minister. Trudeau.
And the first lecture the first life TV interview that he gave, he said Muslims are the one who has been terrorized Muslims are the victims, the not the criminals, and we should leave Muslim Canadians be Muslim Canadians. Just because the Muslim minority decided to come together. We were able to change the Prime Minister of Canada, the evening lies upon hauwa Tada. So this is some of the benefits of being minority. We don't have parties. We don't have this party political party and that political party, but we have something called Muslim community. These are some of the benefits of being minority. However,
when we start growing
as a community, then we imported our illnesses from back home.
And then we start living Islam based on race.
We start establishing massages based on race. So we have Pakistani massages.
avanti massages, we have Bosnian massage.
We don't have in Malaysian massages but hamdulillah you know, but we have so many massage. We have
Took a massage.
And not only that, because we start growing in the city of Toronto, we became over 600,000 Muslims, then we start having this other diseases such as, Oh, he's from that menap. He's from that group. He follows this email, and then we start segregating each.
And this is something as a Muslim nation, we must learn to overcome.
Especially if we are living as a minority.
We must learn to overcome that. And we must learn to unite.
Remember, I know you're not minority here. But remember when this habit maybe you sell a lot more and he was selling them came to the city of Medina De Soto line, some of the law while he was selling came to Medina, and they were the minority.
What did the messenger overlord do?
What did he do?
The messenger over loss of law while he was selling, he brought everyone together.
He brought the Yahoo. He brought and then Muslim Arabs, he brought the Maha jury, he brought the unsought and he said, all of us, let us have a common goal, and that is to protect the city of Medina from outside enemies.
If the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was able to have common ground with those non Muslim for the greater benefit, then I think as Muslim minority outside of Muslim world, we can come together for a common ground and serve the oma of Mohammed Salah bhawani.
in the West, I live in the West I live in Canada and Canada is one of the best countries in the West in my views, better than living in a lot of Muslim countries because in Canada, I have freedom of speech. In Canada, I can practice my religion. In Canada, my wife can wear nipponbashi designs, but I know some Muslim country, I cannot speak in Muslim country, my wife cannot wear her nipple in Muslim country, at the time of the salon, 10 minutes of the salon, everybody have to leave the mess. But in Canada, I can leave my mission up until midnight.
we have a system that is in place for everyone. And that is you can practice your religion. You can practice your freedom, you can be whatever you want to be as long as you're not harming anyone else. Unfortunately, Muslims, they do not understand Muslims, they think we have to be together. Pakistani only Pakistan. So man is only Somalis and they don't understand the importance of unity.
Wherever we are my dear brothers and sisters,
as long as some of the other might use it as one of the persons from fibula, we have to find common ground. What can we work together as minority and as soon no one Gemma as I said, Those who follow the son of Navy, his son laquan. He was send them wherever they go. Nowadays, they are a minority. If you go to Somalia, now and as soon as on minority, if you go to Saudi Now you will see Allison getting smaller and small. If you go to Egypt, same were everywhere. Those who wants to hold to the sin of nimbyism the Buhari who asylum struggle is coming My dear brothers and sisters struggles coming. The days of the amount of the past that we used to shell shelter ourselves behind them.
Today we are exposed. Today we are open for everybody to criticize to take a shot on us. So we need to do we need to think how can we bring everybody closer as Abdullah hibino MOBOTIX used to see men and nasty man panoramas has an rtmp Buhari said he added him woman oment and let me say it the Buhari has done it. So he says some people the evil or shadows the goodness and some people that goodness overshadow the evil. So if you have good people in your community, bring them in, bring them closer, win them over. Now as and as soon as time that we all should go up, bring everybody to the massage. Now look.
people now. They're in the massage. I don't know about this country but in my country in Canada, people they only come to the masjid.
The day you have
The day of Juma, do you have the same problems here. Do
you see people from every part of the city, you see people that you never knew the Muslims, the day of Juma is the same thing. But what happened to the rest of the year? They're not there. You and I, like brother say, coming here and talking to you. It's beautiful. I love talking to you, I love seeing you. Beautiful.
We should go out there and get that out to those people and bring them in, bring them in to the way of Rasulullah sallallahu it.
My dear brothers and sisters, I'm glad that you don't live in minority country hamdulillah. But if you ever come to country where the Muslims are minority in the West, there are challenges that I've mentioned. But there are also good points, as I mentioned, and I think goodness over there outweighs the negative aspects of living minority. We better than people in China, who are not allowed to fast, we're not allowed to practice the dean. We're not allowed to pray in public. We're not allowed to show Islamic you know, dress code. With in Canada, we enjoying the name of Allah. This is how I dress in Canada, by the way. I don't wear jeans and baseball cap. This is how I travel in Canada.
And everybody, everybody respects that because they call us the holy men, you know, and he's the holy man on Sharla. So we don't have you know, they don't discriminate us. They don't you know, you know, corner us, but they respect as Muslim minority, as sometimes the biggest challenge in the Muslim minority comes from the Muslims themselves, comes from the Muslims themselves. There's a man, there's an organization in Canada, he ever come cross call Canadian, Muslim Congress
is a big name. Am I right? Don't worry, I can talk about Canada. You guys know getting in trouble. If I talk I can call the Canadian Muslim Congress. The only thing that they do
is to fight Muslims. That's all they do.
They write to the Congress, they write to the Prime Minister, and they say we want you to ban the harm.
We want you to ban Islamic outfit. We want you to close the massage. These massages are funded by you know, this groups and that group we want this is the job and they call themselves Muslims.
We also have those, but the majority of the Muslims, a decent Muslims. One of the good things in being in being minority in a Muslim non Muslim country is we able we are able to decide the fate of our children. See, I know some of you you say well, education system in Canada is not the best. By the way. I may agree or disagree here. But you will also have
we have some schools in my message Sakina center
in a radius of, of 10 kilometers. We have 10 kilometers. We have 15 Islam schools
15 slum schools, different levels, you know, primary High School, we have 15 slum schools and the government would not force it as a matter of fact, in a places called you know, Alberta, Quebec, but like different cities, different parts. The government subsidize the slum schools,
hand sometimes 100%
the teachers the teachers will receive 100% salary like a public teachers public school teachers
while the teaching Islam schools, some of them they give 80% all the tuition. See your child in Canada can come and learn on learn Hadid study the seat of nivia Salah bajada he was selling a swan he is learning English math, three subjects, math, English and science. In the government, certain parts of Canada, that school is fully subsidized, which means everything that the school needs financially, the government would pay for it.
I can't I cannot find that in a Muslim country a lot of times, I can't. So there is a lot of blessings living in the Muslim environment, being a minority We ask Allah subhanaw taala to
Protect us and protect the Dean of our children. The last point that I want to mention,
and this is sad, but
every time that we move to an
environment that is not 100% Islam, you will always find casualties, you will always find people who are deviating from the deen of Allah.
At this point, and I do travel extensively through Europe and North America,
we are facing one problem. I don't know if you have that.
And that is almost 30% of young, educated Muslims are leaving Islam.
That's 30% young, educated Muslims, not you know, criminals, we have criminals.
As we have a father, we have also criminals, you know, Oh, my, I have everything. Mashallah. But the kids who went to university,
and then education, Western education, are we what we call Western education.
30% of them are leaving Islam.
Now, that's the biggest challenge that we have in the West
because we can teach our children Islam in, you know, high school after high school, but as soon as they go to public school to universities, we don't have slumpy University. So as soon as they reach that, a lot of them, they get confused. They get brainwashed, and they come back. And the question is Islam 30% questions.
And they say, Why Islam? Why do we have to follow this?
And they leave Islam until today. We still don't have a way of countering that.
We don't see as a young child, two things usually controls you. And crazy boundaries around one is your deen. Two is your culture.
Your culture a lot of people undermine culture
in us see in Somalia, for example. You know, we have Dean, if the dean is not the one that is controlling on putting you in your place to your culture will put you in your place. But when you live in minority in a Muslim environment, and the deen is not there, definitely culture is not there. So we lost a lot of young people to the ideology that God does not exist.
Some of them they say God exists, there's a being there, there's something create this universe, but I'm still searching
for what happened to the sound that you taught. Whatever the Koran that you were taught, whatever to the son of Navy is sort of the lowest set. Well, now I have my own mind. And I was taught to think, with open mind.
So we asked you to make the half of our young people. Same thing that we face in Canada, in the State University United States of America, Sweden, Denmark, UK, the same Prop, same problem, young people leaving Islam, and a lot of times I don't know who was telling me last night, a lot of times we're very happy when one person accepts the snap and we embrace that person. And if that person is white, Lahore Aqua Mashallah tabarrok Allah, you know, especially over the wire is much hammered again, walking on Earth. But
what happens one person comes but we lose in 30%.
See, we have one people come and few of them come into a slump, but we losing larger crowd. So we asked you in this Muslim country, to make the art for us and for our children, because it's a challenge that we face in May Allah subhanho wa Taala we were here on May Allah subhanho wa Taala except your data and your effort. We're salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Now we'd like to open questions to the floor.
Before the questions come.
There was, as we know, emember hanifa Rahim Allah
it's a great scholar.
He Ma'am, of the image
he had a student by the name of the live in the Mubarak.
Abdullah heaven and mobarak Rahim Allah was a hadith
of a hanifa was more 40 but Abdullah bin and robotic was more more Hadith, both of them great scholars.
And one of the law even in robotics sitting next to our hanifa, somebody posed a question to Abdullah Ibn Al Mubarak
and of the law even though Mubarak, he said, new Hina and it Academy in the academy arena.
He said we were taught not to speak in the presence of our scholars.
So it would be very shameful for me to ask your questions. When you have the chef, Chef sitting here right here, it would be very, you know, not the best of Adam's so I will request all the questions questions to be posed to the ship instead of me unless it has something to do with Canada and Sharma.
Other than that, the shift will handle the questions in shall.
I will filter the question.
Zach, had that
question from the riders.
And your question for the sisters.
Pastor Mike, this Pastor Mike,
I want to say
you mentioned his own Saudi, the Sunni Islam. It is Moeller
Now, I said, even in Saudi, the people who, upon the sooner, you know, getting smaller and smaller, that's what I said, that challenge of getting smaller and
you should be under
They should we all should be approximate as soon as possible while he was setting 100%.
Let me ask you another question.
ask you a question. By the way, the only country that I know of maybe chef Singh can correct me that 100% Sunni, 100%. Muslim?
Which country is that?
Saudi? No, sorry. They have Shia. They have Yahoo, they have natural nesara. They have all those.
Somalia is the only country. I'm purposely saying that because of Somalia. You know.
is regarding Canada. So when you're mentioning the Muslims were united together. I was like, which country is he talking about? I'm also born and raised in Canada. And then then He later said at the division, the Turkish mosques again, now I know what he's talking about. Because you're generate degeneration. I'm born and you're in Canada. I didn't know it was united like that. I'm so surprised when you're mentioning that because I spent all my life in Canada. And all I've seen is there's a lot of infighting and politics and machetes. And the especially the Pakistanis, and Indians don't like the Arabs and everything. So from your experience and your wisdom living in Canada for so long.
What do you see in the next 10 years for the Muslim community? How old is where is it joining?
If I tell you the history of Muslims in Canada, you would be shocked to know that the first two Muslim family that ever came to Canada, they were from Scotland.
They weren't not Arabs. They were not Pakistanis. They were two white family who accepted Islam in Scotland and the wall to Canada in 1835.
They were the first people on the kept Islam for almost 100 years. They came they kept the dean and identifying themselves as a Muslim. 400 years later on, in the Bosnians came to Canada and they established a little mosque in the city of Toronto masala and for your information, the first method that was built in Canada was built in 1936 in the city of Edmonton by the name Mr by the name of Russia.
Islamic Center. That was the actual message that was built as a message in Canada.
The first people who came to Canada, from the Middle East, they were Syrians and Lebanese.
And those they were, you know, I don't know, have you ever met Syrians and Lebanese, they're very light skinned and some of them do have blue eyes. What happens when they came, they came around 1900, the beginning of 19 1905. The first grave that we witness was, or the first person that was buried, according to our record was very 1901. And he was, you know, from that country from Syria. But what happened with that generation, that generation, the integrated into the society, and the children left Islam, the Syrian children, the Lebanese children, mainly Syrians. And I went to a village, by the name Toronto, or Toronto, and this is not Toronto is another city. And in that city,
almost 80% of the people in the city originally were from Syria, but none of them are Muslims. Subhana Allah, none of them are Muslims. One of them, they build a mosque outside of the city, and a great year for Muslims. And the key holder, the person holds the key of that mosque and the messy can only be open for Juma. And the rest of the week. Nobody goes is because outside of the city, we went to his house to say, you know, how is the condition of Muslims in the city. And then he informed us that he himself is not even a Muslim. His wife is not a Muslim, the family's not Muslim, but he holds the key. And he said to the guy who it was, his name was Mohammed Yusuf. I still
remember also a long time ago, and this guy, Mohammed Yusuf was a weaver. And now I'm brother, he felt so bad. And he cried when he saw the grand son of the man who found that message with a non Muslim yet he holds the keys of the mystery. So how would you so he got very emotional, and he stood up, I still remember. And he said, You are the grandson of that man. And then he started talking to him with emotions, and the managers got up, and he put his hand in his pocket, he took the keys of the metal, and he threw them at us. And he said, if you want to take care of your machine, go and take care of I don't care about this. So I'm just telling you a little bit about the history of
Muslims in Canada. And then it was only, you know, 16th when a lot of Lebanese came to city called Edmonton and Calgary, which is the west part of Canada. And they also came to a city called London, Ontario. And they that's also they build the second mosque in Canada in the City of London, Ontario. Then after that his 70s Pakistanis and Indians came, and the Pakistani Indians they were good for what Mashallah for a lot of things, but one thing that they did well was establishing massage, so they establish massage. We were all united. When we were small in number, we were united. When I came to Canada, you know, 80s you know, late 80s, early 90s. You know, we had in the city of
Toronto, we had few messages, one of them being Jamia mosque, Jamia mosque in Canada in the city of Toronto, Jamia mosque and we all used to travel almost three hours sometimes just to come and pray in the midst now and hamdulillah in the city of Toronto, we have over 110 messages, over 110 messages from you know few massages to and now it is known when you have large people or large community for them to
prefer to be there with their own kind. So the Pakistani the starting with the Pakistanis, so man is Mashallah Tabata kala, you know, we also stay together, so Somalia with Somalis, Lebanese, Lebanese, and so on. Yes, the fight happens. Yes, the division is there, but the hail is also there. You know, these people who are fighting over the massage, most of the time they really don't have much of Islamic knowledge. They don't have much else. You saw the division, but I saw other thing. I saw that these people that we will build a massage. They were the one who preserve Islam for us as a Canadian Muslims. They The one who established Islamic schools, they the one by the loss of Hanover
data six of my all of my children, all six of them. lilla in ham, they all want Islam schools, because those people will build
The building they built Islamic schools and so on. So yes, there's a division or was division but that's only 10% but the height is that the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is now in the city of Toronto. Midnight you drive you will find halal restaurants, you will find a massage are open. You will find in the next morning you find schools for your children, you will find maracas of Dawa every corner in the city of Toronto. This is something that's given down the sea and people on the street giving pamphlets to the Muslim to the motherland Muslims in university. You have MSA Muslim Student Association in the city of Toronto, University of Toronto University of New York
University. Ryerson every college Muslim students are so active, they giving Shahada here and there, yes, but at the same time, we were faced the issue that I mentioned before, which is all Muslims are leaving some and that is perhaps we as a teachers, we as an Imam, we as parents, we fail to give these children what they needed. As tools to preserve the deen what we concentrated especially Pakistani and Indians and Somalis, we are so into making making sure that the child mama is the I don't know if you have that issues here. You know, we have children, we have a fun Ramadan, the Minister is packed with her phone. But if you ask them, can you give me the Tafseer of Adam Tara
gave a follow up book about us having faith, they would not give you the Tafseer of that. So maybe we should change the way we approach to the you know, methodology of teaching. And instead of just making them have fun, we should make them also understand the origin and the send the message of Islam understand this set of lobbyists on the long run he was done. And if we do this, then these cases when they reach the university level, they won't be able to be confused by other people will love Allah
if one was considering participating in the migration program to Canada,
what will be the challenges? And is would you encourage that or, you know,
what is expected from for someone who's coming from Malaysia and migrating over?
My question would be why?
Why would you do that?
I mean, here I was the brothers was driving me around.
I saw more ladies wearing Hijab then those who are not wearing Hijab seen my Muslim Brothers with beards Mashallah, here they are then why would I? Why would I move from this country to where we are the minority of the minority. I will not encourage I mean if you there you come for education if you come for whatever reason, and you're there to be there. hamdulillah but for you to move, I will not encourage that. But again, Canada in terms of business in terms of human rights in terms of you know, civilization is out there with Eli him. We are very blessed being in a country like Canada, but if you hear I mean I'm trying I'm trying to come here trying to move here. So stay where you are
my shots are
making sure you mentioned about uniting the oma or special.
you mentioned uniting the soma together, what we have so many different kinds of ideology, manage Salafi, Sufi, all of these however to get to in one bandwagon.
You will never be able to unite everybody.
It's not the sonova law.
You will never have the Messenger of Allah already told us we will be in different sects was with you for one us he told us that.
But he also said 72 or Carnaval
said they do
try to maintain as much as you can try to bring people together as much as you can. And the best way is to direct them to the on on and to the sooner
Nydia Salva while he was
because if we live in this compartment and we try to create barriers, we will be weak and we will be defeated and we will never be able to move forward. And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Well, I'll tell you who la hawara Sula, Who woulda tenez captured water every once in a
while to law, water Sula, what are our lower and to testimony? What are the punakha Latina Carlos me and our home dias mon la semana with Anna said, obey Allah and obey His Messenger and do not different with one another, otherwise you would be weakened and your strength will go away.
And Allah subhana wa tada said, obey Allah and His messenger. And don't be amongst those people who hear this statement and still do whatever they want to do with the world and they turn away from the dean over long. You can never unite everybody on the same exact men. But bring them close.
bring them closer, as much as you can, you know, you can ask everybody to, you know, grow their beer. He said this as soon as as soon as not to touch your beer. If you followed up and had all you said, the sooner is to trim you know, arm you know, fist, fist length, length, and so on. So you can't have everybody on the same page is challenging. And that's why even a Tamia he used to call everybody Adam Carolla the people of cabinet, the people of Qibla. So you have people who are not on the Manage 100% don't follow the sin of Libya, some of the long run he was 100%. But they follow 90% try to bring them closer, so that you can complete that 10% if they follow 70% bring them closer, I
keep keep doing this, because there's only one group that will wholeheartedly be following the suit of Navy use of the law while he was serving them. And live you sell a lot he was selling when he said those are the one who follow what our I am upon and my companions upon. Now what are we going to do with the rest of these Muslims? No, we got to learn how to come together. Try to minimize the difference as much as we can. And the last panel without is the one who guides that means that you no one else. And that's how we use a little Bhagwan he was telling us to do with the Sahaba used to deal with them based on their understanding. And then based on their Eva that he also used to judge
them or Lalalalala.
Sisters question from the sisters.
We came to know that most of the Western the coming to Islam, or why did the Muslim leaving Islam
and the sand and non Muslim are coming to Islam? Why are Muslims leaving Islam?
I'm not gonna hop up used to say
you thought I said
this Dean would be destroyed
one stroke at a time by people who were born into Islam and never experienced Jackie Leah.
I'm saying this as an introduction to my aunt's
the people who leaving Islam never understood Islam correct.
The ignorance I saw with almost our say hundreds of young people. And I asked him what do you do you know Islam? And they were all say yes, I know Islam. I studied Islam. He understood Islam. I read about it. And I'm I chose to leave Islam. And then you ask them
what do you know about Islam?
What's your I know al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen I can read the fighter I can. But that's not all Islam. You only memorize a little bit above of the Quran. And now you think you know Islam, or they were asked and they said, You know, I want to mallamma I want to see or want to earn school. And I know what the what the teachers are teaching. So he's judging Islam based on little things that he saw here and there. The reality of these young people is they don't know Islam. Because anyone who knows Islam will never leave Islam, but they thought they know a lot of young lady who left Islam they left because they adopted
feminist ideas about women. And they say, look, Islam abuses women. And they only got their source of from one source to gather information from one source. And that is the professor who's teaching her this. So she thinks wherever this lady is saying is the final authority in Islam. But Subhana Allah, if these children give you a chance, and you sit with them and you answer their questions, then a lot of them use it. Now I understand Islam. See, I was one of the people
over here has seen you will not this only after this inshallah. I was one of the people who had doubts about Islam when I was in grade nine. Because I was raised in Saudi, Saudi, everything is good. We didn't even know mme, we didn't know. There's something called 100 thematic issue IV, we only know we only knew one thing, go to the mercy, pray like the Imam is praying, read the Quran, like your teacher taught you, you know, read the filter, read Kitab authority, or Surah thelotter. So we just memorize, memorize, memorize, or when I came, and I was all by myself, by the way, when I came, I went to a Christian school Catholic school.
And the teachers, you know, look how they used to do with me, they saw this little African kid coming from Africa because they thought I came from Africa, who, who's a Muslim? So at school, the teachers used to treat me special way. Because they want me to like them, which I did.
The priests was the librarian of this school, during my break time, the priests used to take care of me, you should take care of me and, you know, teach me about Jesus, and how Jesus loves me. And how Jesus Christ you know, is the one that he his salvation is with Jesus Christ. You know, when I go home, when I ask, should I join the basketball team, my coach, was a Catholic, Italian Catholic coach. So he used to teach me about Christianity. When I go home, I used to live by myself, the church appointed a personal preacher to come be with me. So seven days, out of seven days, they've been bombarding me with Christianity. And then next time, I was like, now who said Islam is the
Who said Islam is the hell.
These guys are nice. They're good. They're kind. They're giving me gifts during Christmas, you know, Thanksgiving dinner, they give me everything. You know, we're on the Muslims, you know, and then they they create doubt, and I'm just a little kid.
This upon Allah,
This is what changed my mind once
the preacher the priest, came to teach as a subject to teach.
And my classmate,
they just attacked the preacher, the priests, with questions about Catholicism.
Why is this why Jesus is son of God? How come is this? Another? Well, wait, wait a second, wait a second. I had all these questions. You know, wait a sec. So Islam is right and hamdulillah. So that's, and then somehow the next day the teacher says, Can I still remember? The teacher came back and she said, You know, I want you guys to write. I still remember Mrs. Reed. She said, I want you to write something about your life.
And I said, Can I choose anything? She said, anything? I said, I said, Okay, I'm choosing Jesus in Islam.
As he said, Really?
She said, Okay. She was shocked. So I traveled because I was two and a half hours away from the city of Toronto. So I traveled by bus by Friday after school. And then I want to Jamia Mosque, the one that I was telling you, Jami mosque used to be a church, the Muslim bought it, I went there.
And the book, the bookstore was closed. And as soon as the bookstore open, and the brother He pushed the door in and I'm right behind him. What do I see a book Green Book in front of me. And the title of the book is Jesus in Islam.
I bought the book $15. I still remember, I bought the book. I just copied everything.
And I took it to the school to the teacher. She was shocked. I said, she believed in Jesus. She said, Yes. You believe in Jesus.
Yes, you believe in Mary Yes, she can have a copy of the Quran
and I said, Wow, I'm a big shift now Mashallah. I'm giving Dawa.
And from there Subhana Allah. It was funny. The next day I came and said, Listen, you know, I say to myself, Why do I have to pray at home for Doron and Assa. I'm going to pray at school. So I went to the library and wanted the priests.
And I said, I want to pray. And he said, then Lord, and he just pray. And he said, How do you like to pray? I said, I want to pray like a Muslim. And he said, Really? He said, Yes. And he said, Okay, what do you want? For me? I say I need space.
And he say, How big? I said, Well, you know, like this big. Say, is that place? Good? We are in the middle of the library. I said, Yes. So he said, Okay, go.
He thought I'm kidding. A lot of work, one.
Everybody in the library at the beginning, okay, somebody standing when I wasn't recording some of the guys like, What is he doing?
And then I won't see you on this, like, where he's going.
And then everybody who the people who was reading the people who was passing by the, you know, we I remember, we had a big glass door or window. So anybody who's passing through the whole reconsider library, so if people are coming in,
I'm saying, What is he doing? What is he doing? And he came to say, What are you doing? I'm not responding. I'm praying him in the sauna. What are you doing? Finally, I finished the salaat. Next day, I did the same thing. The third day.
I came to the library and the whole schools almost waiting for me to pray. Everybody wants to watch. So the the priest said,
I'm giving you he had an office inside. He said, Can I give you my office? Can you pray inside? I want you to hide your prayer for my students. I said yes. So I used to pray inside. So the my point to answer your question is the people that leaving Islam, they don't know Islam, that's the status. But unfortunately, they think they know.
They are deceived, and the thing they know is, but they don't know.
Last question from the sisters.
in light of the topic, being minority, and now their own minority group called themselves LGBT, who are really vocal, and Muslims or people who call themselves Muslims who actually propagate or reinterpret the Quran saying that, you know, this is acceptable, whatever.
How do we and it's it's everywhere, it's everywhere now, even here. How do we
help our children to understand that this is an issue? That it's not okay.
So, yeah, I don't know if
that's for sure. For Sydney and Charlotte as
you want. She said here.
See, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He said, kulu moto eudat alfetta. Every child is born in state of innate natural state filter.
Otherwise, you have with his parents are the ones making him your hoodie, or Christian or anything.
your child is a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala. When that child was given to you as a gift, that child's pure, pure here, pure here, is not corrupted by anything out there.
It is you who can direct this child to the right thing.
It is you as a parent who can make this child righteous chart or making regular Muslim.
When the child was given to you as a gift from Allah, didn't know how to cheat, did not know how to lie, did not know how to steal the net know how to curse. It is us and the company and the society that corrupt that char or keeps him on the right path because without federal law
Likewise, when you teaching your child not only about the subject, we're all subjects, you gotta be careful, you gotta learn how to approach this child, based on the age of the child.
As a runner, Matt said, children are three, they take three different stage age from one, from birth to seven. And there's a method and methodology you should follow as a parent, how to teach the child from that, from birth, to the age, the age of seven. And that is holding odema. Finance costs, what overlap through stories, through through Play, play for, you know, education. So you can teach your child through stories, not to lie, through stories, not to, not to steal, through stories, to be honest and decent, you can teach your child through plays, and then they say, from seven to 14, that's what actual education comes. That's when the formal education comes. So what do you do?
Whatever you learn, whatever you try to teach him those seven years, too early, seven years, you confirm that by finding sources and foundation for those, and then you take the level, the next level, my point is here, you know, any evil act out there, what is drinking, gambling, stealing all this, you can teach your child at home. And that is one of the best thing that we have as a minority. When my children come home, and they say, Daddy, what do they have? You know, Christmas? What do they have that tree? Why do they have lice in their houses, I simply tell them, you know, that is their faith. But we have our own. They have their own read, we have our own a, and I make
sure that the day of read is a day to remember, they forget about the Christmas day of Christmas Eve, they forget about you know, Halloween evening, they forget about everything and make sure they celebrate the day of return of capital. So you can always teach your children without using you know, particular terms and groups, but all evil is can be taught in a different method on all hair can also be taught through different methods now
showing us shift will conclude
We are thankful to all the brothers who to participate in the q&a session.
And hamdulillah we know we have a lot of questions to ask.
But the LGBT cases is becoming very common everywhere.
It can be very sensitive in certain countries.
But as Muslim, we all know what is right and what is wrong. So it is our duty to make sure our children have the right understanding and values.
What is wrong is wrong whoever when they say that Muslim or not yet Muslim.
Don't know matters. Anybody can say anything. One is against of laws command and again, the jump profit, then we know where we stand. And there's what we have to reinforce the value to our children.
When the Prophet start his mission, they are all living in the Muslim minority environment.
But never we can the prophets mission on the Sahaba.
But the beauty of Islam that was brought by our prophets on Muslim is not localized, is not ratio is not tribal, but is the universal value that Islam is open for all
that Islam is for everybody, not only belong to one race, one particular tribes. Now this is the universal value that the Prophet have promoted you the patient that the Prophet had. And the best example that the Prophet had shown
a lot give them victory. Now, if you want
to have the same kind of victory, that is the same step we have to for we go here's the best way for us to follow.
Some brothers saying that Omar is so divided, yet allows it you are divided will be divided profits here we divided the 73 groups when the Prophet said that this thing is going to happen, but are you going to be one of them?
That's remind us You must be careful. You must be selected.
If you must know which group to follow
alas it to us we had a dinner with Nigel Dane and Allah Allah showed us two ways and then the right way and the wrong way, the way to Allah on the way towards the other direction.
But then a lot thought is to only ask one day
and we have been asking a lot every day a dinner Siracusa. We all are the same way, the right way.
But then back to the question or some of the brothers why Muslim is leaving Islam? Why not yet Muslim is coming this
is also mentioned in the Quran that this is going to happen.
If you don't bother about your deen anymore, you don't value your dean anymore. You are not thankful and grateful anymore. The time will come so yes the Derrick Coleman of IRA comm Allah will replace you alive when the replays it's up to you to choose you want to be good you're welcome you choose not to be a lot of neat all of us. We need him we need his guidance.
Well what went wrong? It's not that we do not teach our children we did educate them, teach them how to recite Quran memorize Quran and teach them how to read the Quran beautifully. But we failed to make them understand
we never enforced the value of Islam to them we only reinforce a ritual ritual and teach them to be judgmental.
There is the problem we are facing
we know the weaknesses that we have we know how bad our environment
Muslim minority they have just trained they also have their issues that challenges Muslim majority also have major problem and so you go together you know is a package in now mean that you are Muslim majority than me okay you can relax now
everything if that means you yourself that's why Allah make it very clear what Allah is going to question his brother and sister is not about how many Muslim but a lot of us he asked about you yourself
and your family yes thing that you have control.
there as well was at Yeah, you had Desi, Armando ku and the full circle. What
are you who believe in Allah? What do you have to do? The minimum that we can do is to save ourselves?
Don't talk about others first. Where are you know?
You're okay. You are okay.
Okay, Are you understanding about your Salah is okay, or you're just praying everybody's pray?
How many of the most names with who establish their prayer?
Not just pray, who has who know what they're doing in their prayer.
You had to ask you, most of the children, they don't know.
You want them to pray they pray.
Then as parent or my children is a praying Muslim, okay. hamdulillah is good. Now. It's not like other children playing on it is a praying Muslim, but he may do all the ritual, but we don't understand it. There will come a time he'll be exposed to another environment.
And that's where the challenge comes in.
And people start to corrupt them. And they are weak.
Deep inside, they are very weak.
involved. We know because we are engaging to a lot of new Muslim youngsters goes
who is telling their parents.
I'm not a Muslim anymore.
The parents love their children send them to madrasa in an early age, send them to memorize the Quran, send them to read the Quran, send them to international school.
The way we value knowledge today, like Islam is not International.
Islam is too conservative, to backward.
We are the one who looked down upon Islam.
We don't value Islam.
We thought that when they go to all these school, they get this
Higher Education and from other people.
You are successful children. Yes you want what is up to you? You choose.
You want your children to have dunya when a hero or only dunya
I share with you a very simple example. What happened in Canada Alhamdulillah they have a lot of freedom to practice their Deen.
But in the same time, you must use a lot of wisdom. Show them the beauty of Islam. Islam is about caring, loving commitment, about cleanliness, working together, helping each other. respecting the elders love the young. Islam is about community work. Amaro nahi mocha
is not just security clear and then pressing and then having beard on it. No.
But the way we talk about Islam, some brothers are so divided. Yes.
So what do you do? You also want to be divided like that.
You learn from what you see why they are divided. Because they don't follow the deal.
So now you have the choice. Do you want to follow them or you want to follow the deal?
A lot of us she's not gonna ask
who and the full circle save so
that you ask a lot everyday Dina Serato Mr. Paulo
and if you want to be safer Don't be by yourself. You know, there's so many groups around but you yourself as parents and them and not is the karma and not in a jamaa.
How are you going to save your children because your children is not in the good Gemma?
The a spouse that a lot of things that you allow them to expose.
But now you feel okay. Because you are still there.
But what law here brother and sister what I'm experiencing lately?
I feel very sad inside.
These are children
who was with us from the day they were born.
But after some time when they leave us not because they leave us is the parent who left us.
I mean, the parents don't come of course the children don't come anymore.
That's what happened.
Now they are telling the parent and not mom's
hamdulillah some parent brought them back.
Slowly you are trying to help them and now they are starting to rethink
but why must you let that thing happen? That's why the prophesy Aleikum bill Jamal, Jamal,
Jamal blessing because there'll be somebody who monitor help you
you don't have the time to talk somebody is there to talk to your children. Somebody is there to comfort their children make them feel good as a Muslim Be proud as a Muslim where you may overlook
very very true what the prophecy why you get out from the drama you are just waiting for travel. We don't know when
but we thought it is okay. No, don't think it's okay.
When you go against a laws command and you'll go against the system of Gemma is a sign that you are going towards self destruction.
Now your student had different environment.
Now let's see follows for the great challenges, but is going to come again.
But how did the Prophet and the companions that even though Massoud always say if you want to follow anybody, right and says, Don't bother leaving following the dead people? Why? Why the Muslim? Follow the big one. People added How can you follow them?
How they end their life have they gone through all the struggles and challenges they never feel alone.
They love the prophets and not only when the Prophet was alive, even after the Prophet, possibly his Sunnah is been followed very closely
and they always stick in a
is important is the karma
be consistent consistent in the lesson of collarbone on long term master karma
you believe in Allah is okay Alhamdulillah a lot of people believe are you is the farmer No.
Are you committed? No.
And you want the best
May Allah help all of us
once again we'd like to thank
said dragging him all the way under the rotation of
for the three straight hours, some of the scholars coming in soon
met me a lot of law Let me also make the journey a safe one, it's not easy.
Certain question that you asked is not easy for them to answer. But most of the questions been answered or harmed
by some you'll feel why why he's not answering then you know, next time you ask something and the person is trying to and is Carlos is trying to go a different direction.
inshallah people of knowledge will understand people who don't really have knowledge and they say why he's not answering my question.
Yeah, if I answered your question
mentioning anything by telling us we have to educate our children what is right is right what is wrong is wrong. What people want to say that you cannot stop them from saying
where the Muslim or not Muslim now you can see in the video clip you know,
they are saying you know, I'm a Muslim Monica very hater I'm a thing last a llama we bought
What are we gonna do?
Can you eat
you can of course is the meat
is that the meat Aqua is haram
is just another myth.
even aware of what he just said his case
only we know is Hara. So we don't.
But these people they
they are lost. They thought that last time you said don't eat too is dirty. But the the the peak that you saw is clean one, organic one. Why would I tell them?
Yeah. And then maybe is haram because they don't slaughter? This one is they slaughter
what are you gonna see, because of
lack of understanding.
Majority of the Muslim brother and sister today
I feel sad when they learn. And then they thought they understand. They thought they understood a lot of what they have learned now.
When I look at their lifestyle, and look how they communicate,
I can feel that they don't really have deep understanding the companion Alhamdulillah they don't have a lot of classes like all of you, they don't have a lot of activities that all of you have time to attend a class or be glad to see color. But the understanding about that didn't very deep.
This make them strong inside.
active in here and but our understanding is very, very weak.
You want to know whether you're weak or not you ask yourself, how long you have been learning? What have you done with the knowledge that you have learned? How many had this you have memorized? Your ask yourself and how many people that you have conveyed the message of slot?
Have you engaged yourself with the people you don't? Then how are you going to do that? You have to come back. You have to ask. You have to learn you have to have a good teacher to refer to
one of the sign of something that is trained going to happen to this oma
FEMA Why not call me a liar smile owner
when you have a scholar close to you and you don't care
You didn't bother with this call you thought that you outsource collard
is strange is happening.
Wherever you go you must be thankful to Allah
then we all have been guided
we have a jamaa we must be consistent we must be committed.
And we move together.
Allah Allah Allah yo yo ma be a Coleman had the yo yo ma be unforeseen, Allah will never change our condition brother and sister.
I don't blame him. He make it very clear he will never change your condition and tell you what to change. Do you want to jailbreak the system?
See, I only hear a few boys say yes two three here. The rest don't know what to say.
Yes or no? Okay allow expression.
We are very weak into even to express ourselves. How can we do that one where we are very weak to express our feeling.
You would love somebody to tell you I love you.
Or when he's going to die, and I love you so much. Oh you allow me to die and so you tell me that you love me when I'm dying.
You must learn how to express yourself. Islam is about expression feel good about yourself.
And then talk to people
in Asia have taken a lot of damage no more than
might be Allah blesses me Allah protect all the scholars who are coming here to share their knowledge with all of us.
Myanmar, so reward them kindly
and also reward referee that will conduct we've been very active thinking of how to organize and get the right scholars to come and share their knowledge with the Muslim wherever they are. To understand the importance of following the Sunnah of our Prophet sama masala and in the Arabic Allah Ninja Trader Juana once again, we thank all of you who are here tonight, especially our guest speaker.
So the bitter David lead please remember and if what we say is okay Alhamdulillah is it not okay also Alhamdulillah because we have done our duty. We have conveyed our duty warmer La La La La La La Jolla de may a chef is to convey to you or be electrotherapy or upgrade that 100 evidence to Hana Allahumma Behanding shadow Allah in the stock Furukawa to will a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.