Introspection And Responsibility
Channel: Siraj Wahhaj
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This khutbah was given at Masjid Al Qadir in Spring Valley NY
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Yeah, you know,
lies on the line
why the two?
Brothers and Sisters we praise Him almighty. We believe in Him, we trusted him we bet witnesses none deserves to be worshipped except for law. And we've been witnessed several 100 minutes on the law
is the last message of servant
you bear witness to whomever
needs to ever know and can gather
from the weakness of ourselves,
brothers and sisters today
in this short football,
I want us to take a look at ourselves.
And I want you to look at the studio in Saudi Arabia, Syria or Libya, the ones who look at the Muslims all over the world in Palestine, Not not today, or the Muslims in Sudan, or Egypt.
I want us today to take a look at ourselves.
I don't want you to look at
all the lands around the world today. I don't want you to look at them. I want you to take a look. We want to take a look at ourselves.
Ask a question
about us as Muslims
who's in the masjid?
This bass Allah and
the Prophet peace of
mankind, all of them are the children of Adam and Adam was created.
So the one thing in common was six and a half billion people on earth. All of us are the children of that.
But these children are divided up a little bit more
Christians. So around the world, we have about 2 billion Christians. We have 1.5 billion 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. And where are they? One third of them are non Muslim countries. Where are they? The United States of America.
India, in Asia, all over the world. So we have two big Christians 1.5 billion 1.6 billion Muslims. We have about 100 million Hindu 800 million
and approaching 400 million Buddhists
in about 16 or 17 million Jews. So today I'm asking the question, who's in the masjid?
Two people, number one.
And we hope that's all of us that we believe listen.
Let me tell you who's not in the masjid. This disbelieve was not in the master
this reliever, they don't pretend to be Muslim. They do.
And we are
So the disbelievers are outside.
But there's another group of people in the masjid
we have the bleakest of the hypocrites
So today we want to make sure that we look at ourselves and make sure that we are in fact, believers and we're not hypocrites.
Brothers and sisters Not Have you ever watched movies? I know.
You don't know what movie is.
But years ago, there was a very famous movie called Malcolm X.
And Denzel Washington,
play Malcolm X.
And when you look at the movie,
you will see there are a lot of people that look like Muslims.
or Muslims, they were actors.
And all you have to do is broadcast
So you can put on a Goofy, Goofy, don't make your Muslim.
Muslim, the niqab. Don't make the Muslim,
Muslim, a turban. Don't make your Muslim homies don't make your Muslim because hypocrites can can wear those same things and actors can dress and look like costumes. And you'll never know the difference. So who's
the believers and the hypocrites? So Allah He talks about this woman and nasty men
and asking them when they won't be moving.
Among the people who say,
But they don't really believe saying what they deceive.
And the people, but they deceive only themselves, but they recognize it not.
it's the believers. And it's the hypocrites.
I'm not worried about
is maturation. And then the generation follows
in the generation, according to the styles of Islam,
first generation, the best of the generation
generation. So we have the generation the first generation of the best companions of the Prophet peace of blessing. And the next generation, according to the scholars of the taboo.
These are those who didn't meet the Prophet peace of mind, but he knew they knew of the companions of the Prophet. And I want to talk about one of those today. His name is
30 of the demands of the Messenger of Allah.
Nice and nasty.
And every one of them will concern about hypocrisy of themselves.
Are you fearful?
Or are you afraid of
example how Sahaba happy
to give you one example.
He was a friend of
mine. And we met
and how remarkable
Have you done
You know what I mean?
Before we surface, the people on the surface
they're very deep. So listen.
How are you?
Most of us
like in New York,
Philadelphia, New Jersey, you guys.
You gotta listen.
Yesterday, I killed 10 people
really want to know how you feel?
Or how you feel, they say to themselves.
I just want to go to the family, how you doing? You know, and then we go about our business. So sometimes you talk to someone
and you look up and you
have the messenger.
They really believe that you believe
is right. So we asked the question, do you
have cancer, I just found out that I had high blood pressure, I just found out that I have diabetes, I just found out that my mother is sick, I found out that she's hospitalized.
Because they're really, really, really concerned. I just got out of prison. I remember.
Recently, I got a letter from the system. And she's a Native American. She's email Suraj. She wrote, she said, My husband has been in prison for 12 years, he just got out.
And while he was in prison, he got hold of some of your tips. And while he was in prison, he watched the videos and the CDs. And he learned a lot about him and he loves you. She said, and she put his name in the letter and his phone number. She said,
if you will call him It will mean so much to him. It will make his day
he will make his year in this lifetime.
years in prison. So I'm driving to Maryland, the meeting.
Okay, let me call.
So I called the brother on the phone. And he said, Who's this? I said this email?
We did have about 10 minutes.
And after that, after that,
he realized it was me.
It was believable for him.
The amount of Thank you for calling. So we had a good conversation since then, we've spoken about four or five different times. Here's a man who's been in the prison and did some bad things but became a host of interest. By the way, we have 350,000 Muslims in the prisons of the United States. Some of them became a Muslim when they went into prison like Malcolm X. Some Muslims, were already in prison, they made the state's 350,000 Muslims. And you know what? They come home every day. And one day
they will come in? How would you greet them when they come when they come knocking at the door? If he's African American, if he's Latino, if he's white, European American? Or if he's a brother from Bangladesh, how would you treat the brothers and sisters when they go to prison? So there
is real concern. So I have a good relationship with his brother in law. So brothers and sisters, I want to ask ourselves the question today is who's in dementia? Now, I must admit that the scholars of Islam have two definitions of, of hip hop hypocrites.
One is the faculty man
is hypocrisy of the faith.
There's a book I don't recommend you to read, by the way, with me. I read the Quran every day. I can't imagine going one day without reading for him. I just took it out.
I carry it every day. I read it every day and I can't imagine not reading every day.
So every day and I will say I understand everything. And I don't you know, we don't even stop
me, what does it
mean? What does it mean?
We don't know what it means means.
We don't know what it means.
When we understand
and are waiting for one of the we had a lot of
great beers. And I'm expecting them to let one of the youngsters need to leave the salon.
They got a young guy like 15 years old, or 16 years old, and they put him to meet the salon. I got
I got a problem. How are you gonna let this young boy at the salon, you got all
of these shoes. So young man.
Mashaal law, one of the most beautiful recitation.
And I'm so excited
that I sat down there waiting for Serato. So I can follow him again.
Asked about Asia.
They got a young, young stuff.
And he was better than
me. So I got the job.
How long have you become happy? So six years, seven years?
And I asked them
Do you understand what you resigned?
And I would argue that even though recite, Brian, if you don't understand that you get reward. But if you understand that you get more. If you implement it, you get more.
What is it saying?
Yeah, you're the domino.
approach to prayer. Wow, you are intoxicated, until you understand what to say.
Until you understand what she was saying. Until you
want to say
toxicated, but a lot of us understand what we're saying, get my point
wasn't the rest,
who was in domestic affairs and the fact
that once we finished almost finished,
he tells our worker
what do you what do you say? that most of us?
So what are
what would you say that? He says because when we are born with the Messenger of Allah, you
you that can be genuine. He reminds us of the agenda
of the Hellfire
he's talking to them.
And then he said, when we go when our family should know, we forget a lot of what the messenger of Allaah said and
I feel the same way. Let's go to the Messenger of Allah Mohammed
goes on the nose
is concerned profit is concerning.
And the profit center
for this time
so he said Listen, you can't remember Allah subhanho wa Taala like that all the time.
You can't do that if you did the angels would shake your hands in the streets
so 100 monsters okay. But are you concerned about the fact
that the finish the difference
you know admitted we got
a couple months
you know something about Muslims Ramadan everybody's on investigation
Would you agree that it's easy to fit
in the month of Ramadan?
Muslims? Yeah, it's easy man. Oh man,
you know to love Allah, Ramadan, you know your mind around the believers you have all of these good things and the level of your Eman is high.
mind when he says
say hello everyone. No, that means you fail.
You fail mine the presence of the amount
you fail in the presence of your parents.
But you know what the practices fail low everyone, meaning that the people in college
you promise to fail a lot. If you're in high school, if you will, Junior High School. If you're an elementary school, you fail a lot. If you're on the street, if you're doing your business. If you have a business you fail, you don't use
those you just fail. Saudi Arabia. So Muslims in Saudi Arabia,
back home in Pakistan, their religion was good. But when they moved to New York City, when they moved to America, they lost your deen, why should you lose your deed you should.
wherever you are,
wherever you are, and the Prophet peace and blessing
turn your homes into a graveyard.
sleaze from the house was sold to the
we depended upon the man.
The man he recites
when you recycle and in your home, what is your homes? Like? What are the homes like? So brothers and sisters, I want us to be careful of the fact it makes sure that we keep up the men intact.
I want to finish now. I want to I want to be honest with you. I don't want to I don't want to frighten you. Because there's a difference between being a hypocrite to show on a weekly visitors.
I mean, you may you may do these.
But don't mean that
I will Muslim store that I go to get my listings every day.
All the workers are Muslims. And I've been going there for years. But one day I saw some sign that never recognized before.
In the store, it was a sign that said
no alcohol sold here.
Could you imagine
to see a Muslim store because so many Muslim stores are alcohol. So to see a Muslim store that says no.
I was like
that's an investment. Right? So I'm looking at
again, and I noticed this something else it says no.
So here on Sundays
wouldn't have been
for there to be assigned for real.
You see, the question is what's the difference? If we do the same thing the calf is doing? What's the difference?
In the run said he loves lunch, you know we have a intuition. Isn't
isn't isn't, isn't
it? I started laughing. I laughed so much I was on the floor rolling
rolling around. And that's the reason
you asked me about the at&t machine.
You sold alcohol in the store. You
know, I'm not saying that these people are killing me.
But I'm saying that in the deed, this is a taste of
I'm saying real faith means I do it for
Practice may not admit it.
like what you know, you don't have
you don't have symmetrical Judo like you don't touch because you feel like
you don't drink alcohol, because you don't want to drink alcohol.
You don't like smoke, because you don't like
Muslims, you don't know them. You see the process
of extending every person is born in the nature of Islam. Right. But some of you are blessed and blessed you army. If you have parents that are Muslim, bless
Ramadan, wake you up your mother,
your mother, you are your little baby.
So you bless. So many people like myself and other brothers. We became Muslim. We embrace Islam, we we
became reverse Congress, whatever you want.
But many of us
many of us have do the same thing. That the people
that went to the parties, to the parties to
But the difference is that once we became Muslim, we let that stuff go.
He was on drugs for 30 years. He was on drugs, hard drugs for 30 years, and he accepted Islam. And now this brother, he goes all over the country helping people get off the drugs. This brother is so good. He looked at you and tell what drugs you're serious. He said
So we don't want to be found out
if I go like this.
So this is hypocrisy of these. If you want to make sure that we get rid of all kinds of hypocrisy, and the Prophet said I can
sign of hipparcos three in Canada.
If he speaks in lines with a wider
and when he makes a promise, he breaks the promise with a foreigner and whenever he is entrusted with something
make male lawmakers of those who are truthful
Milan queens are exactly
on the straight path.
To read the poor and to learn to teach
what fill in the
he didn't come
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And this will be Saturday June 25 after Maghrib prayer at the masjid
six Suffern place in Suffern New York a solid
hey how you doing?
but how you been doing it
okay I got a phone number like yours that
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let me call this commercial people like
this guy he got a contract
because God gave him 50 going back to what
he wanted me to do
I don't like
going on the wall
thank you question which happens and it depends on what kind of questions for the heavy and
then you decide which
doing a whole week
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been in residence.
the family business. You know I'm working with my dad.
Somebody brothers go
get the county together. Yes.
You guys can get it.
My wife Sam and
I sit down and I'm tired.
are races 25th 2015
I'm starting to get old.
I came back to the state.
If you don't want to work in Node
you can work you know.
but I think I figured out she was married.
just wait for me.
did their brother give him my message?
never give up
and never give up.
One thing you gotta know your demand increases, demand is only increased due to having to face difficult situations. You learn to battle those situations, biggest fears.
Demand does not increase to happen definitely do need something to push against something
you must push against
your hand and push against. That means
you don't acknowledge
needs to say, Oh,
we got to deal with something. We all know human beings are nuts. We are not. We are not unaccessible to temptation to exit the man says think that you don't want to geek out you don't get over the fear of luck. Don't even get a taste for me, tell me what we used to do. We think about it.
And he told us that we're all faced with our own thing that we used to be involved with, for what reason?
now therefore, he has a foundation.
Come and sit down and learn about so he let me tell
you let us let him know. So he would actually explain to me in a way to
explain to people who don't don't know too much about shirts we understand what they do.
So you have to be understanding Please listen. You ready?
What do you got to do right now? You got a job to get to
sit down do nothing is better than leaving here and doing nothing.
quick, maybe 10 minutes