Allah Chose You! Will You Choose Allah (SWT)
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ICNA Dawah Conf 2020
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I'm your host Muhammad Hussain tuning in from Los Angeles currently volunteering for Vyas Nam, Southern California. I would like to welcome you all Ecuador conference 2020. Islam the solution in the time of confusion.
This will be the final session title, even your voice shakes. Please also pay attention to two important links in canada.org/donation and also Baraka. The first one is definitely we need your help and support and the second one is, you can join us the CEO of the burqa from Allah subhanaw taala. My next speaker is I think everybody knows he is great.
Imam, the popular calling Imam.
So we know the why he would call him an imam of America. Well, let's Imam Suraj behind is a currently a mom of mercy. The top one everybody knows popular place in Brooklyn, New York accepted Islam in 1969. He received the Imam training at Oman pura University of Makkah in 1978, while Obama was the first person to give a Slavic invocation to the United States, Congress from outside your heart is also known as a Marvel
Kamala, so they were lai lai la last week and I will show the animal hundreds of dollars so llama but I want to thank all of our speakers used to have one of my favorite people in the world, my last monitor blessing our sister. I want to thank Allah for Edna and I haven't convenient this conference and all the great work that they do. I want to speak to you for a couple of minutes you know, have a I have a lot to talk about. So feel free brother, you know to stop me you may have you may have to stop me because I have a lot to speak about.
You know, someone once said that the most important knowledge that you can have is the knowledge of yourself. And I do think that the knowledge of yourself is critical, we should know who we are. The Quran talks about who we are as human beings. The hadith talks about that, but I would argue that the most important knowledge we can ever have is the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala I am amazed. The more I studied the Quran, the more I studied to traditions of our Prophet Muhammad Ali salat wa salam. The more I'm amazed with Allah subhanho wa Taala and Nana understand La Casa La haka country, they have not, you know, made a true estimate and Allah subhanho wa Taala he is
incredible. I ran out of adjectives to describe Allah subhanho wa taala. The thing that I'm going to talk about
is based upon an iron from the Quran. On your multicam it will be said to us a Kuraki Tabaka
we directly read your book.
Almost every week, wherever I go. In the country outside of the country, people asked me Imam Suraj when you're going to write your autobiography, Imam Suraj when are you going to write your life story?
In a real sense, I am writing my story. All of us are writing our story. And we may have some idea what will be in our book that we're writing right now, one of the books that I recommend, by the way is the autobiography of Malcolm X. I strongly recommend that that you read it but right now we reading whole autobiography.
One thing I have discovered in the Quran, and obviously I'm not the only one that have discovered it. And then hadith is what the Arabs called Joomla tourists short T yet Joomla short T and that's conditional sentences. And almost seems like an infinite number of verses and an infinite number of Hadith.
Of course I'm exaggerating but it's filled with replete with conditional sentences. Let me give you one idea and in the course of my my speech I may give about five or six of these conditional sentences Yeah Are you already let me know intense intensive Hola, yo SOCO fabric of Dominican, all you who believe
if you help Allah
Allah will help you and make find your feet. Of course, a lot of need our help. But it's implying that if we help in the Cause of Allah is useful to said and the sister said that our
if you help Allah Allah will help you. So you will see all throughout the Quran. All of these conditional sentences and Hadith. Getting to Know Allah subhanho wa Taala
let me give you another a couple of ones Allah mentioned Quran fifth koroni F corkum Remember me and I remember you.
Everyone is always asking the question, what's in it for me?
Why should I be Muslim? Why should I make salad? Why should I fast in the month of Ramadan? Why should I make put words why should I spend my money and make pilgrimage to Mecca? Why should I go to the masjid? Why should I pray five times a day? Why should I do all of this?
And two things you have to learn about Allah number one, you cannot benefit him.
Nothing that we do. 7,800,000,000 people praying to Allah every day, five times a day or 50 times a day will not benefit him at all. And number two, you can't harm Allah can hurt him. You don't take away from his kingdom. You don't add to his kingdom. But we do it for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala so everything we do, Allah subhanho wa Taala he makes a notation of for a young man with color rather than height and Euro whoever even does Adams were worth of good. shall see it on Adams Wait, wait of evil shall see it
conditional sentences or Isha radula and has said Which to me is amazing. If Allah mentioned Quran, fifth Quran F corkum. Remember me and I remember you there's a hadith that says that, if you think about Allah, remember Allah in company you mentioned Allah to other people, like we mentioned that Allah Now Allah will mention you, in a company better than your company.
Meaning the angels.
If you think about Allah to yourself, how often we do vichara by ourselves in our homes, we're not calm.
We on the beach, in the forest, we're in the woods. We're in the masjid.
And we think about Allah and if you think about Allah to yourself,
Allah will think about you to Himself will not cover la haka cuddly you can. You can imagine all these people at the same time. Allah knows exactly what we're doing, what we're thinking, what we're saying, what we're doing. Sorry, Sharada Lorenka. She said,
cannot assume Allah He is Salah Salem, you have called Allah Allah Cooley hearing the Messenger of Allah remember the line, every circumstance, all you have to do is get a Hadith literature. And you see the prophet is always remembering Allah when he eat when he finished eating before he eats when he put his clothes off, when he takes his clothes off. He's always remembering Allah subhanaw taala
that must mean that Allah is always remembering him. Let me give you something that I discovered maybe 2530 years ago.
It's a hadith of Juma to Shakti a condition, Hadith. And there's plenty of them. And every since I learned I've been making this, this Vicara every day, every day for the last maybe 30 years.
And listen to what the prophets Allah Salman, he says, When kala La Ilaha illa Allah whoever says there's no God but Allah last year recolor he has no pawns. While the whole MOOC is is the kingdom, who Allah Cooley Shane Kadir, and he has power over all things, whoever does that, who says that 100 times in one day
was enough for me. Let me tell you what the Prophet sallahu Alayhi salat wa salam, he said, Allah will write down for you 100 Good deeds
will take away from you erase from you. 100 bad deeds
will give you the equivalent of upsetting 10 slaves free
and will protect you from Shaytaan until the evening.
all of that
from saying that when I learned that 2530 years ago, I see it every day. Why wouldn't you say it
You see all throughout the Quran and Hadith is this juillet torture Be sure to this is conditional sentence.
You know, some people, when they say the Prophet, they don't want to say salatu salam.
He's encouraging us to say some a lot of peace and blessings be upon them. Listen to the said, Men salah, Allah Salatin, some Allah, Allah, he'd be ushering whoever says salAllahu alayhi salam on me. Allah will give
thankfulness to him
10 times because you can't outdo Allah subhanho wa taala. What about other people? The Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said.
He says, Allah, the only Abdi McKenna Abdu Fionna.
Allah will help his slave to the degree that is slave helps his brother.
So what am I saying brothers and sisters, let me leave you with my major point.
Right now on to people suffering.
COVID-19 people losing their jobs, people losing their homes, their apartments, people hungry.
I cried the other day we were raising money for Gaza. When I learned about some of the tragedies in Gaza. I say you know what, we have to do something we have to do something about all the people that are suffering.
Two weeks ago, three weeks ago, I drove from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia, it's about 900 miles in and right when I was beginning, my my trip to the car.
I noticed before I got on the highway, there was a man with two prosthetic legs. And he was asking people for money and I called him over to me and gave him $20 $20 not going to hurt me. But that $20 to do a lot from him he was so grateful. So thankful
I didn't ask him his religion I didn't ask him you know what you even religious or what book that you read? Because this is something in the in the human in the human soul. And I learned this about Allah subhanho wa Taala you cannot even begin to imagine
his his generosity and I'm going to bring two witnesses and then I'm going to finish about how much time do I have?
Let me know how much time about
you can't hear me
Thomas time I have che
Fine, fine. Okay, good. Let me let me try.
Let me try to bring it to conclusion.
One of the principles of Islam is belief in Yama, Yama, Yama.
You it's it's everything. It's it's the Prophet peace and blessings be upon himself. Allah Houma, la Aisha Illa I should ask you there is no life except the life of the hereafter. We don't know about this. I don't care how smart you are, how many universities you went to how many degrees you have. You won't know about the hereafter. Unless the Prophet alayhi salat wa salam let's Allah mentions it Himself in His scripture. And every prophet talks about Yama, Yama. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala he makes some some promises. I like to bring to you two witnesses.
Number one, you know all Hellfire is not the same. According to the Quran, the monastic the hypocrite will be in the lowest of the Hellfire worse than a Kaffir so anyway, Allah subhanaw Wafra on yomo TIAMO will go to the person least punished in the Hellfire all the hell is not the same.
He go to the person least punished and acts that person if you will give him everything in the earth.
Would you ransom that to free yourself from this?
Cause he says yes.
But you're not going to know about that until Yamo gamma but when you'll know Famicom people going to see the next one I want to bring is a Shaheed Amara, a person in his life.
You know what, what more than that, and the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said no one who dies
and go to Jana wants to come back to the earth even though he's given everything in it. Illa Shaheed except for Shahida Morrow, Amara will come back. Why? Because he wants to be slain. He wants to be killed. He wants to be murdered 10 more times in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala because of the great honor that Allah has given to him. What am I saying? Brothers and sisters you got to be firm in your faith promises base
So two things. Number one is based on integrity. Are you honest? Are you truthful? And number two is based on ability. Let me tell you something I left. I told my wife this morning, I left. I was listening to a speech of Donald Trump this morning, speaking towards his supporters. And he said, Yes, I'm going to create 9 million jobs for black people.
I said, Really?
Yes. And I'm going to create 500,000 businesses, for black people. And I'm going to give them access to all of this money.
And I left because I know politicians. You know, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon them almost finish I had to monastic Walesa is 100, that Quebec, will either will either Athleta or either termina harder. The sign of the hypocrite is three. When they talk, they lie. According to what the Washington Post they say that the President since he took office, I've told more than 20,000 lies and misrepresentation.
When they promise they break their promise many politicians, they get an office, they make these promises and nothing and when they aren't trusted, they violate the trust. Allah subhanaw taala
in law, Allah,
Allah subhanho wa Clara always keeps his promise. Always. Does he have the ability to raise us up? You bet. So brothers and sisters, what am I saying today to all of this good deeds for yourself, for this life, and for the hereafter? Help your brothers and sisters help the people help the people that are suffering these people in the United States and the rest of the world is suffering. Then let the Muslims do it. Because it's the right thing to do. What hamdulillah Rabbil Alameen
like Allah is