Channel: Siraj Wahhaj
Understanding that Allah’s Light is His guidance. His Light comes in many different forms, and taking advantage of this Light will benefit our Hereafter.
Bismillah R Rahman Rahim
al hamdu Lillah
Chateau La ilaha illallah wa hula should ecola
show the ANA Mohammedan Abdul Salam abog.
Brothers and sisters, I'm thankful to allow the almighty to have the privilege to address you
this afternoon for a few moments
you know, I was telling brother forehand Abdulaziz
that as he was speaking
so many of the references that he had from the Quran and the Hadith I had the same exact references.
So, what I intend to do is just
emphasize emphasise some of the things that he said
you cannot be a leader
and imagine a principal of a school or teacher
without trying to make an assessment. How are we doing?
as the Muslims in America as the youth
are we doing the job?
Because you can, you will never change
until you admit where you are.
I am convinced
that we in America, the Muslims in America and the Muslims around the world
will not progress
the way we could
until we look at that model that was given to us 1400 years ago.
And the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them said
her omata coronae former Latina Luna home former Latina Luna home, the best of my own map is my generation and then the generation that follows it and then the generation that follows it.
And every time we go back and study these companions,
we asked ourselves the question, How were they able to do what they did?
I'm going to spend a few moments on this very famous Hadith
of the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam narrated by Abdullah even Omar Abdullah and Houma.
And he started the Hadith by saying that the Prophet grabbed me by the shoulder.
I'm gonna grab him by the neck.
grabbed me by the shoulder and said couldn't fit doing you're gonna be looser dealing pee pee in this world be in this dounia
like a stranger
or a traveler.
First I want to say something about Abdullah bin Omar.
He was young when he took Shahada after his father.
Is there any young man here 13 years old?
You're 13 Come on. Come on, man.
What's your name?
Was 13 years old. Look at him.
Come walk with me.
He will never forget this in his life.
Mr. Massage took me by the hand and embarrassed me in front of the crowd.
13 years old
during one of the most significant battles in the annals of history,
The Battle of art. And they were eight young men
ready to fight on the side of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and two of them.
Abdullah bin Omar
and Osama bin Zayed.
13 years old,
ready to fight,
ready to give their lives
and the Prophet told them to go home.
May Allah bless you.
Abdullah ibn oma
13 years old,
ready to give his life for the cause of Islam.
They said Abdullah, even Omar more than a companion, watch every step of the Messenger of Allah and whatever the Prophet did, he did it. If the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him was on his camel, and the prophets camel turned around twice, Abdullah Omar made his camel turn around twice
in the follow the prophet and he did everything that he said, fast forward.
Was it my beloved brother, Imam, Qasim Khan, and Euston, Texas not too long ago.
And I reminded him
that Abdullah bin Omar became a scholar in Islam.
And he said he was at the Kaaba.
And there was a man from Yemen
carrying his mother on his back, going around the Kaaba.
And, you know, the distance around the Kaaba can be long, depending upon where you are
hundreds of meters
and then he went to Abdullah and said, Abdullah, I have now carried my mother more than she carried me. Have I paid my debt back to my mother?
Abdullah said, No,
you haven't even repaid one contraction.
of your mother.
You my young brothers and sisters.
Have no idea how blessed you are.
How many of you go to a full time Muslim school? Raise your hand
full time Muslim school.
Do you know the sacrifices your parents made for you to go to a full time Muslim school.
Not only that, I tell you something better.
I was at a Muslim school fundraiser last week
and asked the teachers how much they made salary.
And the average one of the made something like $20,000 that's on the high end in many Muslim schools in America.
So that's that's that's nice. But you know what many of them qualified to teach in the public school. And the average school salary of a public school teacher in New York City is $75,000
but they take $20,000 to teach in a Muslim school.
So I'm asking the question What is the state of the oma
what is the state of our oma How are we doing as an old man in America in Maryland in DC and in New York City and Philadelphia and and jersey and how are we doing?
I am happy to see you come to the convention then take notes and learn and get closer to Allah I am
what I'm concerned with all the others out there
but are not here are in the masjid.
And I asked myself the question so Raj,
are you doing the best that you can do?
Ah, you doing the best that you can do?
Are you doing
the best that you can do?
I came to conclusion Qasim
wants us to have a feeling for hand X to F he gave you salaams How do you feel?
Don't underestimate what he asked you.
Allah wants us to feel a certain way
and I'm going to try to do it in a couple of minutes.
Abdullah even handler one of the companions of the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam was a very close friend of Abu Bakr
and I will buy Baka said to him Salam aleikum k for K for Aunty yongala How you doing? Hi Angela. Kala na Sokka hi Angela.
Angela said I have become a monastic. I have become a hypocrite. Do you feel that you become a hypocrite?
Or you feel good? You feel I got this? I'm good. My religion is good. I come to the convention. I'm good. I make my salad. I'm good. I get sick cat a good eye fast in Ramadan home good.
Or do you feel nervous?
Amen. His name is even Abby Malaika
never met the Messenger of Allah alayhi salatu was Salam but met companions. And he said
I have met 30 companions of the Messenger of Allah kulu whom your Hawthorne effect, Allen FC.
And every one of them was fearful of hypocrisy on themselves.
So wait a minute, are you telling me that some of the most prominent companions were afraid of hypocrisy? Yes.
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Oh, my slaves, every one of you, every one of you misguided unless I I guide you therefore acts me and I will guide you.
So I'm asking myself How does allow us to feel? I've come to the conclusion
that Allah wants us to feel nervous.
anxious, scared. What are you talking about a massage. We heard the shake said that there shall be no fear, nor shall you grieve. We heard him we heard what he said.
My beloved chef
when a lot give us the good news.
But right now I think that a lot wants us to be nervous. Let me give you evidence.
When Abu Bakr x handler Why are you saying that? You know, handler you know what his nickname is? Anybody know the nickname of handler
gra Liesl Malacca.
Elise Galeazzo melodica washed by the angels. You know why he was given that nickname.
He was home with his wife
and heard about the hood
and left his home before he can make goose
and handler died in the Battle of a hood. And the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said I saw the angels washing him given them a full goose
handler gave us the key. I got it now.
I got it. I got it.
I got it. So it's so clear to me. I got it.
Listen to what Angela said Raja Lauren, to abacha.
He says that when we are with the Messenger of Allah, you that Karuna bill, genuine nod. And Nora Yeah, that's it. That's it. That's it. And when we are with the Messenger of Allah, He reminds us of the agenda and the nod
If we are seeing it
and I will Baka said, we are, we feel the same thing. So what did they do? They went to the Messenger of Allah Alayhi salat wa salam.
And the Prophet said, why you feel that you hypocrite?
And when hundal explained to him, he said, handler, if you remembered Allah, the same way you do in my presence, the angels would shake your hand in your beds, or on your roles.
Yeah, handler, certain, was certain, was certain, was certain was certain was certain. There is a time for this. And there's a time for that. There's a time for this. And there's a time for that. There's a time for this. And there's a time for that.
But I got it.
If you will permit me. Can I take about three minutes
to make you scared?
Can I frighten you? Would you allow me?
would you know?
Say yes. So yes, the ma'am.
Let me take a few minutes to frighten you. And what I'm going to do this because I love you
know what I'm gonna do now I'm letting you know, I'm gonna frighten you probably your heart can start beating real fast.
You're gonna get nervous.
You're gonna start sweating.
shake your hand already said it.
Let me just reiterate it a little bit.
I was at the University of Ohio.
And I had lunch with the Muslim students. And I asked him this question.
What motivates you the most?
Is it the fear of Allah?
Or the love of Allah?
and assistance are known as the love of Allah. I love it. I'm inspired by the love of Allah.
I say Yo, I am.
Really, for me,
is being scared of a lot being afraid of him. What do you do? You're not supposed to be afraid of God. You're supposed to love them. Yeah, for real.
Let's see what the prophet said la sala. Let's see what the Christians say from their own book. They say
that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Now, when we're talking about fear, we're not talking about taqwa.
Within the house.
We talk about being scared. And the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said I am more afraid of Allah not taqwa. I have more fear of Allah than all of you. And I have the most God consciousness. Both of them.
It was happening is that people are forgetting the fear of Allah. I give you a little sample number sisters, I don't know. Do your parents ever beat you?
You probably never got beaten your life, right?
You have Mashallah.
My mother was a giant.
And even Carson will tell you that
in our community, African American community, I don't know about other communities, but in the African American communities, at some point, our mothers and fathers didn't have to beat us. They just look at us.
And do you have in your, your, your that you don't you never saw that right? My mother would look at me.
And you talking about the sun being a mile away? sweating. I will be sweating with my mother looking at me.
Now you know what?
I said, my my mother is a big woman. But it wasn't until I got to be an old man that I realized that my mother is only five feet tall.
But you know when you young kid, and she get that belt,
man, she didn't beat me often. But she beat me enough that I was scared. And one thing my mother did, I was telling her the other day I'm blessed to still alive. I'm the law. I was reminding her that
Other day what she used to do to me,
you know, it took me a while to figure it out. She says, go get that belt. I'm gonna beat you and go in your room and wait till I get there.
I get the belt.
I go my room
and I'm waiting for my mom all day long.
Now she knows she ain't coming. But I think she coming
and I'm nervous like beat she beat me a million times.
I want to take a moment. First to say what Allah said in court
and you better listen to that core an IT Lambo and not la Shadi Dooley Cobb alloga fudo Rahim, you better know that Allah is strong and punishing.
On the one hand, but on the other hand, he's Forgiving and Merciful.
Whoo, you mean, one quick example because there's no time
on your mobile piano
Those who reject Allah
won't be the size we are now.
How big will they be?
The Prophet peace and blessing be upon them gave an example he said the tooth of a Kaffir on the Day of Judgment, but be the size of Mount Hood.
And the distance between the shoulders of a Kapha on Yom Okayama is a distance of three days. No. You see you why.
Why does Allah make the catheter so big? Have you ever had a root canal? You don't know what a root canal is? Do you?
a root canal when they take out your your nerves. The reason that you feel pain is because you got nerves. If you take out the nerves, you don't feel pain.
I read this idea from an amendment the button fill out the Illa Allah Allah. There is not an animal that Allah has taken upon himself to give it substance. I'll give you one example. What's the biggest animal that we know?
The blue whale.
The blue whale 100 feet long.
Weighing 200 tons
a tongue, the size of an automobile
and the heart the size of the tongue the size of an elephant in the heart the size of an automobile.
Now alarm must feed his creatures. So the blue whale What does a lot of feed it? It feeds them crayon like animals like shrimp like
and how many quail? do they eat? 40 million crail a day? How much does it weigh for four tonnes?
Why is that important? That's important because even in the Hellfire people will be so hungry and thirsty. Allah going to feed them why so big two reasons I give you number one.
Les sallahu illa min
the food of the people of the Hellfire is so bitter that just a little bit sent down on earth will spoil everything on the earth. Horrible taste and hot boiling water.
And yet despite of eating all of that food,
poisonous food and hot flaming water
that they will still want more.
They can fast in the hellfire. Number two.
bad enough you mentioned forehand being touching the fire in this life. Fire in the health fire 70 times more.
And then Allah will punish and burn the cafard into the fire until all the skin is gone.
And then he put loose skin
and burn it again.
And loose skin and burn it again. And loose skin and burn it again. Holly Dena Fie have
what country has the highest life expectancy?
Let me tell you, Monaco, you know the life expected
See a Monaco is
like 90 years life expectancy.
Horan mentioned it again told you
he mentioned and again you have a stand in line. You have a stand in line to go on your plane or stand in line to go to a supermarket are standing in line. Well what about your milk?
Standing? What do you think's going to happen on Day of Judgment? You're going to be chilling in the Hilton.
Oh, I'm gonna I'm gonna wait to log judgment. Let me go sitting in the Hilton No.
50,000 years. And for you men and black sisters killed me for a second.
as you question How many of you like an attractive to women? Raise your hand.
Don't be going like this.
The young ones Okay, I'll give you a pass. But for you, brother who didn't raise your hand. I'm going to talk to you later after this meeting.
There is a natural inclination of men and women. But be careful because this word is so messed up the dunya is so messed up. So turned around. That men is preoccupied. Whoa. A woman a woman a woman a woman a woman. Whoa, let me get my iPad. my iPad. Let me get on the computer. A woman Oh, this is a woman a woman? A woman woman woman? Whoa, there's a woman. Look at that. Whoa, look at that. Look at that. Are you serious?
You like naked women? Huh? You like naked women? Okay, guess what? Are y'all know chiama the woman would be naked there.
Yeah. The Prophet peace and blessings be upon said that. We can be resurrected naked.
In Isaiah Rasulullah won't people be looking at each other? He's an old affairs to munch on that day.
You waiting 50,000 years standing there waiting to be judged sweating.
The good news is that we still alive.
confit dunya naka de buena Abu Zombieland being the world, as a strange Breton sister, this world his whole word is a deception it is, is meant to get you try to get you to go to the club, try to get you to go to the bar, try to get you to go to the party. You want to hang out with your friends. You want to be like your friends. That's why we got why we can go to the club. Why we can't go to the prom why we can't do what they do. Why we can't dance with the girls. Why we can't do what they do. Because you have guidance. You have code and you have son. But the good news, the good news for the believer
to see it. I can see it. Guess what? There's no ugly people in general.
For real, everybody's beautiful and get more beautiful every week. Can you imagine for eternal time getting born and more beautiful. Eating and drinking? A brother told me a lot is the truth. A lot of brother told me mom serons If Allah blessed me to go to Jenna, all I want to do is smoke me some weed.
Yeah, what are you serious? Yeah, man, smoke me some weed. So I'm not gonna smoke weed now. So that agenda, I can smoke me some weed here that far off.
Because you can't drink wine now. But we'll drink and you're on camera. You want wine? Okay.
You get wine but just wait. Alright.
So burn sisters, I I conclude.
We have to go I leave you with this. I'll leave you with this.
You can't do it in a 10 minute talk or 15 minute talk. But I would advise each one of us to read read the hellfire. The verses of hellfire.
and the virtues of Elgin. study it. Last thing I'm going to do I'm going to make a horrible plug.
How many nodes that I have nine children.
I bought two of them here. Alhamdulillah one of them sapana.
bhasma sharifah Suraj ebin whodrug and sapana this girl sapana, she wrote a magnificent book called growing. I found myself in Egypt. She's here. I know this is a plug is a commercial. I never did this before. But these children are mind sacrifice, so that their father can go all over the world and do what he does is a magnificent book. I read it on my way to Australia, about a young African American Muslim girl growing up in America and then living in Egypt. When she got married eight years ago, her and her husband got married 12 o'clock in the afternoon that night, a one way ticket to Egypt, and was living in Egypt. My granddaughter was born in Egypt.
And then after the revolution asks him to come home. She wrote this magnificent book, please get it. If you go to booth number 504. Even if you don't have the money, tell her I said give it to you and you will mail her the money. And also there are books here. If anybody wants them, I recommend you get it. May Allah bless you. And forgive me for my shame, shameful plug. But that's my daughter, and I love I can't help it. I certainly can.