Channel: Siraj Wahhaj
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim
Shabbat in La ilaha illallah wa Shula Sheikh
Mohammed Abu Salah on the bar,
brothers and sisters in the next
want to make
a couple of comparisons.
I don't know about you.
But I'm thankful to Allah
for being alive.
I'm very grateful to learn that he has allowed me to be Muslim.
I'm happy to be at this conference not as a speaker, but as an observer, to listen to the other speakers.
I'm happy to walk through the conference and, and meet so many of you, your families, your children.
I'm happy to have been born here in America.
Muslims make evolution every day.
I want you to be aware that right now,
visit global places and water.
Every time you go to the Buddha station
and you're putting water on your face in the hands of water on the floor, and we're wasting Aurora, I want you to remember
that there are 1.8 million children
around this world who die every year because a lack of water
Part of my experience from the Nation of Islam, we learned about our home called Earth 196,940,000 square miles.
And 139,685,000 square miles of water
70% of the Earth is water.
Yeah, people are dying because they can't get enough
You know that in many nations.
Unlike us, you get thirsty. Go to the kitchen kitchen and turn on the force and get some water, go to the refrigerator, get a cold glass of water, go to the supermarket and get cases of water.
But in many nations around the world, people have to go miles they have to travel miles to go get water.
One estimate suggests
that some 40 billion hours a year
are spent collecting water in Sub Saharan Africa.
That represents a year's labor for the entire workforce in France.
is the demand
is the women and the girls they go out and they get water and they bring water back to the family. And if they don't bring water they die because water is the foundation of life. And if you have no water you die.
Time spent collecting water
represents a heavy burden on women.
In Eastern Uganda,
women spend an average of 15 to 17 hours a week connecting water
we take for granted in the bathrooms and you go to the water station when you see
that's wasted because we have no sensitivity of the needs of the people of the world.
you know, I was calling you
the average American sexually You are the average American.
Even though you're from Canada, you are the average American.
The average American spends the average American over 50
Five years waiting in line.
What are you waiting for?
I'm in the bank. Waiting for my transition along the gas line. Five years waiting. What are you doing?
In that time that you're waiting?
How much Victor are you doing? visitation.
Now, here's the sticker. This is the big one.
in the lifetime,
the average United States resident
eats more than 50 tons of food
between 13 and $16,000. In
terms of food
even after ramen, a little brother like you 50 tons of food.
Yet people dying over the earth because there's not enough food.
In Americans, that's the average But America loves to eat. Watch the Americans look at the Americans and I will say some of them probably eat 100 tonnes of food in a lifetime.
read a verse that said that Allah
he takes the responsibility to feed every trawling thing. Everything in the universe. Allah feeds. Imagine that trillions and trillions of animals and insects and plants and
he feeds every one of them. Every one of you in this auditorium you eat some of you eat three times a day, some of you more than that. Anytime you want to eat, you get up in the middle of the night and you eat and eat and eat all day long and eat and eat and eat.
Then people die.
When he takes upon the responsibility to feed everybody, why is it so many people starving around the world?
Not because of Allah. Allah didn't do anything wrong. He did everything right. He gave enough provisions for all of the universe. But there are some greedy people.
that look respectable.
They have suits and ties and they work in Washington DC.
In many of them, believe it or not, are responsible for some of the suffering of the people on the planet Earth.
I have learned from the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon them.
The three people
were born speaking from the cradle. One of them Jesus, peace and blessings be upon them.
never read in all my reading of en and Sunnah and Hadees and in the Bible and the Torah and the engineering all books of history.
have never ever read that anytime a baby was born with cloven
every child is born is born naked.
And every one of you here in this convention
Some sisters, please don't get angry at me sisters.
Some sisters came with five luggage is clothing.
And that is live up the street.
And some brothers the same thing.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
How many shoe how many pairs of shoes have you
own since you were born? but yet you were born naked? And you were born with no shoes? Where did you get the shoes? Where did you get the clothing? Where did you get the food?
What do you think?
You have a right to something? You have it because a lot gave it to you.
Love gave all of us born naked born.
They call it
barefoot. Thank you.
There's a rule. There's a law.
I don't care how much money you have. There's a rule of law. It is as old as the universe and the law is this. No matter how much money you have. You can't take it with you.
King Tut tried to take it with him.
It said that he was buried with so much wealth. They said that one of his confidence made a pure goal worth more than $6 million.
And while some people were burying them and all that wealth, they were like this.
Be back here tonight.
People try to take away but you can't take it with you.
In order to benefit from money. You got to use it while you're here. And if you don't use it, you lose it. That's the that's the law. That's the law. That's the way it is. You can't take it with you. So you have some time to use it. How much time do you have? I don't know.
If I'm lucky from American good health, maybe I live to be 90 or 78 years old. 78 years old, I don't know maybe 100 years old but sooner or later you lose the clothing or the food or the shoes is gone.
So you gotta use it now. You gotta spend it now. Don't spend it. You lose it.
So born naked.
Christian say it naked. I came into the world and naked I go home you you came in with nothing you go out with nothing.
Oh, we'll put this route you
shake me out you. I could give you that. But we can take your coffee.
And and we can take your glasses. You can use it.
I'm sorry. We don't take your underwear.
You can't use your underwear.
I leave you with this thought. Something that the Prophet said peace and blessings be upon him he said
you will be born
barefoot. Or fatten
How many of you mental more
loves to go shopping left to go to the mall. Look to buy shoes.
Everybody will be born
barefoot. You know barefoot have the sign of see the if you look at all those
movies about poor people around the world. They have no shoes that's a sign of poverty. But guess what? Everybody will be born barefoot or resurrected.
And then the Prophet said peace and blessings be upon
Our follow up our Luke's Yo,
yo melty Yama.
And the first one to be dressed
on the Day of Resurrection will be Abraham peace and blessings be upon them. That great honor will go to him before any one else is dressed. We will be there naked and
as more people be looking at
this Paris Hilton, no, no, no, no, no, no, not on that day.
No, no, no, not on that day, you'd be too concerned about ourselves even to notice that somebody is naked. But believe me, you will be naked as you walk from the beginning of lava resurrect you up naked again. And you are beat naked until law dress, you
Who's gonna make the world better?
50 tonnes of food.
I think Allah has given us the ability to get rid of the food. After we eat it.
You get my point?
How much waste wood 50 tons of bonus.
That's another issue.
A lot of ways.
That's why this world stinks so much.
This is why the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. He said, there's nothing but good smelling gender, gender smells good.
smell good. Because that's the nature of this earth who's going to do it? Who's going to help these people?
For those who say,
this is the cover of
these people, circumstances is the cause of a lot. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, we know, it's the cause of a lot. I know that. But it is also the cover of a lot of those people who believe in Allah and the Last Day in love humanity, that they're going to help their brothers in humanity by giving them water, giving them food, giving them what they need for their sustenance, that's part of the cause of a lot. So the question is, what are we going to do? I'm suggesting to you, I am an American, I was born in America. I'm suggesting to you that the answer is not America. It is not the foreign policy, about government right now to really help the people in the world who really needed and I'm
gonna show you why.
Everyday will lie. If you read newspapers, magazines, turn on the television, turn on the internet, read a book, and it will bear witness that something that alone is mentioned. You have said I bear witness to that. I'm going to give you one example. And then I'm going to close, almost kind of sore
wants to export democracy of the world. We want to bring democracy to the world. Oh, no, no, no, no, no. I would rather Islam, because Islam is sanctioned by law.
About You, I'm fine. As an American, I'm fine. As democracy as the GM. That's fine. I'm not arguing that. But you want to bring democracy around the world.
Let us see.
Wednesday was the fourth of July right? Wednesday.
You know, I spent the Fourth of July Dr. Jamal,
myself mm alameen abdullatif is the mayor of the mayor of New York. Impaler, Dr. Rashid, and other brothers in New York City. We met together in a planning session for the Muslims how to help the Muslims.
Because that's what I want to do. I want to help the Muslims. Now I'm not saying you can't go barbecue. I'm not I'm not saying that if you want to do that. It's fine. I'm not arguing with that. But I am arguing that the Muslim leadership have to spend time planning for the Muslims and planning for the world. That's what we're supposed to be doing with this leadership. He put that responsibility on us. The question is what do we do with this?
The Lord gave us and I'm not giving it to nobody. I'm not giving it to the world have given it to him a lot told us to have it, who should have it. And these are the Muslims.
In the soul of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon
you remember who the living
He was the Chief of Staff of staff of Vice President Cheney.
he was arrested and convicted
of perjury. I think it was
shot destruction of justice.
I don't think he's convicted for what was he convicted for? Anyway.
He got 30 years in prison for 30 months in prison, right. 30 months in prison,
two year probation.
And $250,000 fine.
Went to the whole process, found guilty by peers. And he was found guilty. Now,
President of the United States of America said that he felt that the prison sentence was too harsh.
So he decided to complete his sentence.
In how many of the 30 months two and a half years? How many days? I'm sorry, how many hours? I'm sorry? How many minutes? Or I'm sorry, how many seconds that he's been in jail?
Zero? He spent no time a felon, a convicted felon? Because the president community No, don't get me wrong. The President has the right to do that. He has the right. It's in the Constitution. He has a right for clemency. He could forgive the whole thing. And by the way, this is your brother's speaking. I think it's gonna happen. I think he's gonna get rid of the $250,000 fine, this is my Allah knows best. I think he's gonna get rid of the two two year probation. You watch you keep listening. Now, we were at the meeting, the Imams meeting, Tara brought out brought us to our attention, a New York Times newspaper. And in Savannah law, I want to read to you brothers and
a letter written to the editor, and that summarizes anything that I could say,
listen to this, and all I'm doing is quoting and reading. This is New York Times. editorial, Wednesday, July 4.
And this is a letter to the editor. Listen carefully.
when George W. Bush was governor of Texas,
he presided over more than 150 executions.
in more than one third of the cases 57 and all
lawyers represent representing condemned inmates
acts then Governor George Bush,
for commutation of sentence so that the inmates would serve life in prison rather than to face execution.
Some of these inmates had been represented by lawyers who slept during trials.
Some are mentally retarded.
Some are juveniles at the time they committed the crime, for which they were sentenced to death.
And all these cases, Governor Bush refused to complete their sentences, saying that the inmates had full access to the judicial system.
Scooter Libby Libby Jr.
had the best lawyers that money can buy.
His claim cannot be attributed to use of retardation.
He has expressed no remorse whatsoever for lying to a grand jury or participating in the administrative effort to mislead the American people about the war in Iraq. President Bush's commutation of Mr. Libby's sentence is certainly illegal.
But it just as surely offends the fundamental constitutional value of equality.
Because President Bush signed, a commutation a rich and powerful man will spend not a day in prison. More 57 poor and poorly connected human beings died because Governor Bush refused to lift
A pen for them. David, our role, Euston July 3 207. The writer is a professor at the University of Houston Law Center, who represents death row inmates, including several who sought commutation from then Governor Bush
in our ancestors,
Allah, Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. He's the Messenger of Allah.
The success of the world depends upon our obedience to that man Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam make no doubt about it.
One thing happened in history.
I recount to you, and then I'll conclude.
A woman, a very noble woman, you know, the narration stole something.
And the people were concerned and they wanted someone to seek intercession for her. And they chose Osama bin z, Sullivan z.
And to speak to the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them on her behalf. And the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam was angry. And he said the people before you were destroyed.
For whatever the high noble people committed any crime, they will let them go. When the poor people and the week people, when they committed a crime, they put free execution of the law
of law. Ali, he was saddam I swear
that even if the daughter of Muhammad if she stole Mohammed
What is he saying?
You cannot own the mind your very legal system and the mind the idea that everyone has free access and will be treated equally. Nah. No.
You want the world to be better. Be peace is not $400 billion. A defense budget
is common sense. decency, justice, justice. I'm not even asking for mercy. Just justice. Justice. Justice in Palestine, Justice in Kashmir justice. If you have justice, you have peace.
So I close with this
you know the beautiful thing about Islam is deanery jack is a religion of hope.
I want us to make for a brother, a lovely brother of ours, Sheikh Mohammed Nessie
right now and in a hospital in Houston, Texas, our beloved teacher for years he has touched my life and just the lives of many of you is very sick right now. ask Allah the Almighty Allah can do what he pleases. While I can allow you to follow my you read a lot does whatever he wants to do for law wants to make chicness easy to live for now.
It's up to him.
ask Allah to give him to hear him.
Ask a lot of give them strength.
But you know the beautiful thing about him and the rest of us, my grandmother, your grandmothers and grandfathers with the hope in the law, that we can see them again.
lija li Shu.
Oh ALLAH is no life except the life of the hereafter. How many of you been married? 10 years? Raise your hand.
How many been married? 20 years raise your hand shake surely still got his hand up? How many been married? 30 years, right. Put your hand up. How many? Follow years Raise your hand.
How many been married? 50 years Raise your hand.
But 50 years you'd not be 50 years old.
Must have been arranged marriage
but you know what?
Things change as we grow them.
Sometimes we're not as strong as we used to be. Sometimes not as thin as they used to be.
Sometimes not as healthy ever used to be.
A McDowell for growth in Atlanta, Georgia. I know him.
been married to his wife, 4050 years and she has Alzheimer's disease, but he's with us every day.
I mentioned yesterday about the sister whose husband is born blind, she takes him to the masjid every day.
I'm talking about some of your children who have diseases have cancer. I'm talking about you, your mother and father on deathbed.
But the beautiful thing about Islam, no matter how bad your situation is, we always have the hereafter to look forward to. There's no life except the life of the hereafter. This is only a short period of time, don't get caught up with this life.
And do you think that you will go to Geneva without being tested and try we will be tested and try. But the point is, stay the course. Stay honest.
Don't you ever deviate from Islam don't take anything, not one iota from the core and nothing from the sun. Don't let people intimidate you. They're trying to intimidate you to change the grand don't change the Quran. Don't be afraid to say jihad. If Allah mentions you have to
be afraid to let you want to learn as much as you have done. Those should be ashamed of
your faithful on the messenger. The only way that you can help the American people don't change. Don't change the Sonia, the only way you can help America is Islam. Bring them the truth. Tell them the truth about the hereafter. If you tell them that the American people will grow, America will be the safest nation on earth and the most beloved nation on earth because America would have acted in justice and mercy because they would have followed the Sunnah of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
this is a this is a testament to the Muslims and they will get worse.
Somebody asked the question, what will be the future of Islam in America wrong question.
Question is what do you want the future of Islam in America what you want it to be like and what are you willing to do to bring about that stance? That's the question and I'm saying that
it's taken a step
it's not has taken a step mass has taken a step
manner has taken a step here has taken a step up Mohammed has taken a step the community of human Jamil have taken a step collectively we're taking a step so that we can work together
for the pleasure of Allah to bring his lamb in his purity to the people of the world.
I asked you tonight brothers and sisters
of all the programs that
we have, all of them are good.
I'm partial to two of them. Personally.
One is Dawa, why Islam
and the other one is Aigner relief.
When I see it coming and raising money
to help people that are suffering around the world, even in this country,
I applaud that.
I would like to
take 10 minutes
money that it needs for its projects.
Everyone needs money for the projects. And the money that you have is just a test.
I would like in 10 minutes
to give igner a check for $300,000 in 10 minutes.
Do not leave. Do not go
more than half an hour shake. Shake Jim about to be next. But before we do, I like to ask you to give to ignore
I need you to turn the light on the audience so I can see you.
Could you turn on the lights please?
Somebody who's responsible.
to raise their hand and say
Allah has blessed me.
Thank you, brother.
Thank you, brother. I have clean water to drink.
I've had my share of 13,000 to 16,000 gallons of water.
I've had my share of 50 tons of food. I've had my share, and I would like to give to others. I want to see how many of you will give $10,000 for it now raise your hand
10,000 Raise your hand. This one, Allahu Akbar. raise them up. Hi, brother so we can see you. Please go to the brother.
Raise about $10,000 to Santa Clara. I will see I would love to see 10 people give $10,000 for it. No, because you realize Allah has blessed you and you want to share with what Allah has given to you.
Intellectually omoton Fitness or fitness or metal man, every nation has a test and the test of my alma is money. You know, Jesus said peace and blessings be upon him and what they say Jesus said, I don't know if he said it or not shake for him. I don't know if he said they said he said I don't know if he did. He said
it is easier
for camel to go to the knees to the needle, or to the eye of a needle than a rich man to go to the kingdom of God.
The Prophet Muhammad can say that peace and blessings be upon him but he did say he has a coup for agenda.
And poor people will go to jail. These beautiful poor people with no water to drink, they will go to jail 500 years before rich people don't mean every poor person I mean every rich person
it means that we will be tested by the wealth that we have who will give $10,000 raise your hand
brother, let me see you, sister, let me see you raise your hand $10,000 for ignore
I feel there have to be at least one more.
Anyone, somebody Hello?
Brother, let me say this to you, my beloved brother made this wonderful, charitable, generous donation. May Allah bless you with the best in this life in the best of the hereafter kulani.
Quickly in the audience, this launch, it should not be difficult to get 10 people to get $5,000 I want you to raise your hand. And I want to count 10 people with $5,000 for it. Now, in order to do this great work that it has in its program. Raise your hand. If you want to give a donation of $5,000 to ignor. Raise your hand and let me count you
raising the pie. There's one a light bulb. There's two Allahu Akbar. There's two no less, no less than 10 raise them up. Hi, let me see you. Let me see your hand.
Let me see your hand brothers and sisters. There's three a lot.
There's 310 at least $5,000 when Allah Allah comes Islam is bought based on five one or $5,000 to show your commitment to show your appreciation to Allah subhanho wa Taala haven't given you
$5,000 who else isn't this three
and the cool brothers and sisters spend now and inshallah this number for a law like this number four, who be the fifth 110 people quickly. My time is almost a weird
brother in the back. There's number five and under law to quickly raise your hand so I can see another one number six six. Raise your hand One two, so we can do this quickly. I got minutes to go minister go there number six insha Allah we got another program inshallah, who else $5,000 we have sitter who has said that who wants to be the seventh one seven is a good number is a wonderful number. Who will honor us tonight to be the seventh of Aleppo sada number seven, Allah subhanaw taala 70 people who will be the eighth person I heard a number eight a lot right but number eight familia who will be too sad. I think a prophet, Prophet alayhi salatu salam was given nine signs, am
I right? Nine signs who would be the ninth one inshallah, just Just give me
a $5,000 I'll be happy and I'll sit down almost
an honor and the read and share in the width of Aigner who will be the ninth person in sha Allah, where are you? Where are you? Nine?
And the ninth one is
number nine. And who will allow us to be the last one at $5,000? I know you're there.
You know, I know. I can smell you.
Do you know that every human being has a unique smell?
Absolutely. And I can smell your goodness coming from your seat will be the 10th one to give 10 to $5,000
brothers and sisters you 10 brothers and sisters May Allah subhana wa bless you give you the best of this life and the best in the hereafter. mela continue to add to your substances are reserved. May Allah give you over and over and over and over and over again. That's 10 people but you know what? 11 sounds a little bit better. Because it's odd. I know. Certain I know. I know. Bad.
Bad. Suraj but can I get one more person? $5,000 just to make it even. Just to make it odd. Can I get one more? One more brothers Sister $5,000. And who will honor us tonight in sha Allah. This honor, it's an honor for Allah subhanaw taala for us to spend in this way. One more person. 5000
Okay, all right. The sisters?
No sister raise their hand. No way. Sister out of shape believes that no sisters raise their hand. I don't believe that. Just to prove the sisters let one of you raise your hand and give $5,000 just to prove the shape? is not 100% correct. Well, he wants us to make a commitment for $5,000
Okay, don't do this. unfinished.
unfinished Phyllis? Silver.
I'm on. record number.
I awake at number
300 people to give $20
How many can give afford to give $20 ratio
20 is a magic number.
All right. That looks like 300 all I want you to do is give $20
for next year.
So $1,000 50 weeks $20. A week.
$20 a week.
300 people tonight
to say I want to share in the world of economics. I can afford $20 a week we all smoked cigarettes. We don't.
We don't smoke cigarettes. By the way.
bronzes by the way.
I don't usually tell you to go to movies.
Only one movie shake. I tell people to go to see Malcolm X
what I'm recommending you to go see a movie.
Go see sickle
by Michael Moore.
If you don't want to go to the theater,
rent a theater for all the Muslims and go see it. Trust me. You will you will see shake my soul You will see something special.
All right. Let's tell. No one.
Number one. I'm gonna I'm gonna count with Elaine. And he gets a piece of paper nine.
piece of paper.
I'm gonna count 300 people.
Please just wait a moment. It's gonna be a record and shallow names. Don't be a record. A piece of paper nine quick quick, quick. Put $1,000 No, no, put $1,000 and put one
away. Number one, raise your hand $4,000 I'm gonna start with two people right in front of me.
If you can give just $20 a week for
insha Allah just raise your hand. Good to Allahu Akbar. Three good
to see you. 567 good. I'm just dealing with this right here. 789 1011 this right here, this special, right?
People live in the hereafter. They want to do something for a long time. And this dude right here, raise your hand. Let me see you. 1213 1415 This is this dude right here. 15 raise your hand like that. Let me see spin 1516 a log book and this dude right here, raise your hand. 1617 right here in this booth right here. 70 people $1,000 raise your hand in this group. They're 1880 Give me two more in this group. There's 20 inshallah, at $1,000 make a pledge make a commitment make for Allah. Anyone else in this room? 18. Anyone else?
Anyone else in this group? 19.
Who will be the 20th in this group? $1,000. One more, inshallah. A lot by 2021 Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. 22 people in this group. I
said, you guys for later. I'm coming right there. Sisters
in 2324 good. Raise your hand. 2526 27 raise your hand so I can see you. 27 sisters, raise your hand so I can see you. $1,000 $20 a week
2728 Allahu Akbar. Raise your hand. 2930 raise your hand sisters $1,000 spend in the way of Allah 31 Oh, no, that's a little baby. I'm sorry. 30 I'm getting carried away.
Anyone else? 31 Oh, all right, this group right here. Spending
a good 30 to 33 of the head bump.
Raise your hand and not yet, not yet. 30 330-435-3637 raise your hand Ben says
3842 spin in the wake of
a lot Allahumma OSHA
43 A logbook? There's no life except the life of the hereafter. Is it you can't take it with you spending now spending now 43 Who knows?
Yes, you can give 3445 you can spend your money for these functions and it's for the good, it's for the needy and humbling 35 anyone else from this group? 45 Anyone else?
sisters have the law of pain. The last rule
we got 48 so far 4950 5150 250-354-5555 spin, spin 56 spin 5657
spin sons and daughters of Adam.
To do the great work of ignat inshallah we got Minister
5859 6060 hr 60 Allahu Akbar. So by the sisters seminary,
we finished now please take your seats. We have two speakers to go inshallah
humbler we have another $5,000 brothers and sister want you to think about what you can give to inshallah, when they push you too hard today and Shalom Allah subhanho wa Taala Bless you. Before I close
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