Weakness And Wisdom
Channel: Siraj Wahhaj
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This talk was given at the UMA (United Muslims of Australia) Conference 2017 – Quest for Success.
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This look man Rahim.
Chateau La ilaha illallah wa ala Sri Kala shodhana Mohammedan up to hora, Salama bar.
brothers sisters, the reason that I'm standing over here and not here
I am a nightmare for the camera people.
You want me to stand here like this?
What I don't
I don't intend to speak
to the best of you.
But rather I intend to speak to all of you.
I remember once the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them
held at his hands and said
with the care
he says, Oh Allah, my oma, my oma and he started to cry.
Allah to Allah said,
is happy lamb. Mohammed says Allah who may you kick?
Oh jabril go down to Mohammed and ask them, Why is he crying?
You know why he's crying.
He's crying for you.
And so, this afternoon,
I want to talk to all of us.
I don't want to leave one Muslim behind.
Shake. I was in a city in New York in America called Pittsburgh.
in Pittsburgh has a name and nickname
is called the city of bridges.
in the city of Pittsburgh.
I was given a talk.
And when I give a talk, I like to look at the people. I want to see who I'm speaking to.
And I noticed as I was speaking, everybody in the place, was looking at me
one table to my left.
Not one of them was looking at me.
About 10 people in the table.
Not one looking at me.
So I followed their eyes. I wanted to see what were they looking at.
And I notice
tomorrow my right
was an interpreter for the deaf people
because they couldn't hear.
They're not like you and I will go to Sarah to Juma and he'll football. So they heard me through the interpreter.
Ally's concerned about everybody.
I was in South Africa and I visited a school for the blind.
Muslims reading the Qur'an from Braille.
Concerned about everybody.
I was in the airport
in Atlanta, Georgia recently.
And as I was going to security and notice a security guard with a dog
and the dog was smelling everybody it smelled me and I was fascinated watching the dog and the security guard.
And as I noticed,
there was one man that this dog was interested in.
He started making noise and he sat in front of the man he was barking
And I know that the toe found something
and happens that the security guard was a white man.
And the man who the dog smell was a black man.
So I took out my social media.
I want to catch this.
Take on beat this man down.
And I want to capture it.
And as I was watching, waiting for the security guards to come out to beat him, as I was waiting, I noticed that the man started laughing. He was laughing. And then he walked out of the area, and a new would happen.
Every once in a while they'll send a plant
to put something on the person to see if the dog is alert. Why say that?
The greatness of Allah the Almighty, alum, Torah and nama sakurada
fists unawatuna feel all
those you see that Allah has subjected everything in the heavens on earth for you.
So the dogs
Allah created the dogs for us.
Did you know
that we are so unique
as human beings
our fingerprints are different. 7 billion fingerprints different.
Our voice different handwriting different and and did you know
Allah made us that way. What a create a creative 7 billion people with 7 billion different smells. You know right now they're training dogs to smell the breath of a human being to see if they have cancer.
Why say that?
Allah has made us different. Everybody is not the same. In the one that Allison Qur'an, although shout out Oh bucola gentleness, oma to wider. Vallejo Luna mustafina if it was the will of Allah, he would have made everybody the same, but they will not cease to differ. why I say that.
too. Today my short talk. I want every one of us here no exceptions to take a look in the mirror.
Have you ever heard the term pay for Hulu? comm
pay for Hulu?
Yes. What does it mean?
Everybody said means how are you?
But it doesn't really mean that
the word has in Arabic language mean condition.
It means circumstance. So when you ask somebody Hey, for Hallo calm, what's your circumstances? What's your condition? Because Allah always responds according to your circumstances. So today, I want us to take a look at ourselves. For instance,
Islam is not a utopia, it doesn't believe in a utopia.
An ideal state
is real. People real.
And we go from one extreme to another. I'll give you an example.
Kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and movement naka de Yun
hobo is a la mina movement. Nita equals the good in hiring
a strong believer is better and more love to Allah than a weak believer, though there's good in all of them.
I'm not here to condemn sisters who don't wear hijab.
I remember a few years ago, I had given a talk in some city in the United States.
And after the program, three young sisters may be high school college.
Three of them
not wearing hijab
is the man Suraj we want you to show us in the core and why a Muslim woman
Men have to wear hijab and we don't want no Heidi.
So instead of showing them iron core and I asked him this question
I said sisters
do you make salon?
So no, not really.
I said do you find in for an Will you should make salon this many places?
I said if you find many places you should make salon and you don't make salon. What makes you think if I show you one ayah from Quran that you should cover, then you start covering? Because believe it brothers and sisters, their problem isn't hijab.
The problem is in and
if you get the man together, everything else will come together. So today I'm asking the question
What is the level of your Eman?
You are still you speak English. What do I speak in America?
English but I'm not sure if your English is like my English. So I need your help. Would you help me? Okay. How many of you drive a car? Raise your hand? Okay.
There's an instrument in your car that measures how fast the car goes. What is it called?
No speedometer. Okay.
There is an instrument in the car that tells you the distance that the car has traveled. And what is that call?
Yes, yes. Or dominant. If the speedometer can measure the speed and the odometer can measure the distance question
what is that instrument
that measures your Eman.
Gonna tell you
is called an emammal meter.
Islam is not a utopia.
For instance, Allah always takes in consideration of everybody. Look at this scene, the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them. A man comes to the Prophet he wants to learn about Islam. So the Prophet said comes to silhouette, five prayers a day.
Allah He said, Hello, Elijah guide to hoonah Is there any anything more than the fine print? color?
No, no, except what is extra?
Do you have to make serrato?
And then the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them said
Ramadan, fasting in the month of Ramadan. Holla Holla Elijah guiro who is anything more than that color left to tower? There's some of you right now. You don't have to raise your hand. There's some of you right now who fast the fast without
you fast every other day. And the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said
Hubble Sam Illallah Sam, the Who? And the best cm for Allah to Allah is the faster David
A Haku Salat Illa Illa Allah says the best prayer to Allah is the prayer of David.
Do you have to fast every Monday and Thursday? Do you have to fast the faster download no more. Most people don't. But if you do
and then the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said.
He said the salaat the fast and Zakat Allah hallelujah guru hair is anything more than that. Hola, la Atlanta. tawa. Most of us are from the LA we pays the cat but there's some of you who pay extra. I'm gonna ask you a question, sir. Have I met you before? I don't think so. Have you been to America? Okay, good. Have you heard ever heard of Las Vegas? You did. Might you visit one day?
I love you.
I've been to Las Vegas shake many times. There are many matches in Las Vegas. And they say, what happens in Vegas? stays in Vegas.
How you know that
anyway, in Vegas
The next time you go there, or Google, I want you to check out a Masjid called Masjid Ibrahim.
Masjid. Ibrahim is famous in Las Vegas because it's the first Masjid in America built entirely by an American Muslim woman. Her cebolla She said, I don't want no fundraisers. I want to build the masjid. She's a pharmacist, her husband had died. She invested her money in real estate.
And she took out of her pocket $3 million to build the masjid. Do you have to do that?
Do you have to do it? Do you have to do it? Do you have to do it? No. Extra. So the man he turned around and said what law he has he to Allah has and poo Minho. I swear by Allah. I'm not going to increase nor decrease.
Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in South Africa. He will be successful if he's telling the truth. What am I saying?
Islam as a
Make sure you in the circle.
I'm not gonna deny you because of your weakness, strong image and weak image in all between one or two examples. All are a sumo law. He saw Lola Solomon Ryan manga I'm in Santa Fe Gary. B. Ye D whoever sees an evil let him change it with his hand. Our mastered mastered the top 119 88 Allah blessed us to close down 15 crack houses 15 drunk houses on the block of our Masjid. Everybody can do that. I don't expect everybody to do that. And whoever cannot change it with his hand change with his
tongue, Tom. If you can't change it with his tongue change with his heart with alikat Otto Fuli man, this is the weakness of faith. But it's faith. We don't deny that is his faith. That is not faith. So now let me get to the crux of what I wanted to say. And I'm gonna finish
I'm gonna ask rajala and x the profit
Are you gonna NASA Hubble lake.
Who among mankind Do you love the most who did he say?
He said I said Minar Rizal. Allah.
Cuckoo I said fulmen Then who?
issue of a button Omar. Let me take Omar for a moment.
there are a lot that a prophet love him. Of course, the son of Ali x his father, who was the best person after the Prophet he said a Baba then who he said Omar Omar important in Islam.
Have you ever studied the relationship between the prophet and Omar it's a magnificent study. I can give you off the top of my head 10 incidences
where Omar Abdullah an had a different opinion than the Prophet. I need I need a brother come up here familiar. So you come in. Yes.
Okay, you okay? All right. Do you know marshawn No, really? No. Oh, boy. Now I'm not going to hurt you. Right, but you good. Right. You've got relatives here.
That's good. That's a good thing.
I'm gonna show you something right this everything is gonna be good. Let me see if you have enough room. Let's
make sure you have enough room. Okay.
This is it.
I love I love this thing.
Well, I love this Dean.
Allah loves us the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam really loved us.
I remember once reading in the court, an alarm mentioned
So to tower
istockphoto whom Allah structural into stock film server in the modern philosopher law alone as allows forgiveness or do not ask allows forgiveness, if you ask allowance forgiveness 70 times allow would not forgive them true in the Quran. Okay, context of that. Allah is speaking about the monasticon the hypocrites. Okay, so this verses revealed
Abdullah Abdullah, even obey even saloon comes to the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him says that my father has died Can I have your show to shroud him?
And jabya said about the Prophet that leads so that was Anam masala Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam share in a call Allah prophet never said long sort of Prophet actually gave me Sheree. Ordinarily I would say take your shirt off and give it to me but I'm not gonna do that now. Right? You good? Okay.
And then he said,
Could you lead my father and Salatu Genesis
and the Prophet stood up
to lead the salon
for Africa, biphobia Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and Omar he grabbed the shirt of the Prophet and said you're Rasulullah to suddenly Allah He will.
Rocha and to Sally LA. Are you going to pray over him when your Lord has prohibited? And Omar kept talking to the prophet and talking to the prophet and talk to the Prophet and the Prophet that the Salah You did good see painless, right? Did you do a good job or not?
And you know what happened?
The Prophet made a lot of gin as the rest of Muslims, over Abdullah even obey even saloon.
For years shake.
I asked myself the question why
prophet do it when it appears because he told Oman so Yama, Allah has given me the choice.
And if I believe that I will pray Our acts forgiveness more than 70 times in love with forgiven, I will do it more than 70 times. So for years, I'm baffled. Why did the Prophet do that? And soon after that alarm revealed never to pray over them ever lost in the grave.
Was the profit wrong? No.
Finally, I read a tipsy fear of poverty.
In a tough sell said someone acts to profit at least that was
why did you pray for him?
He said, my shirt cannot help him a yarmulke? No can my prayer help him on Yeoman PM, but I hope
that 1000 of his people will become Muslim as a result of that prayer that I made. And it said that happened.
The Prophet peace and blessings be upon them had unbelievable vision.
Now I thought about this.
Does Alon know what's going to happen in the future?
didn't allow know that the Prophet would do that.
Could not allow have stopped him if he wanted to?
Because this man Mohammed Ali said that.
He's concerned with everybody. He wants everybody to make it. Don't you see brothers and sisters?
Shaykh Abu Hamza was right.
I'm saying the same thing he's saying.
We have got to get to the people. Because you know why? Everybody not saying
all this believers are not the same.
I think it was on
Omar, Isa. He talked about
he talked about like everyone else talked. I think you talked about it. But what happened at times? Listen to what I just said. Well, the long intro Machado, wrap it up. You got a couple more minutes. You don't mind? You're not gonna throw me off the stage. You bet not.
What was I saying?
Yeah, I should have the long answer.
And this is our own perspective.
Hello, Alexa, human kindness
is a day more difficult than how many studies
work with me.
The commander of the kurush fighting against Mohammed, Abu sufian ebonheart true or not?
Khalid even Waleed, commander of the rifling chuna
Abidjan commander of the left flank true or not?
Us commander of the cavalry true or not
every one of them in this great battle, wanna become a Muslim?
There's a companion that hardly nobody ever talks about. Few people talk about it, but yet he's dead in history. His name is Russia even harder. If European slave you heard about him or not.
He's famous for doing what?
Killing the uncle of the Prophet Hamza.
He didn't have no beef. With Hamza. He had no beef with the Prophet. He had no beef with the Muslims, except his master say, if you kill Hamza, I will free you. So go on the barrel of a hood. He was watching Hamza, he was following him. And when he got a chance, he killed him. And when he killed him, he walked off the battlefield, because he ain't got no beef with the Prophet. You know what I mean by beef.
You know, I mean, buy beef, and some of the food you eat.
And so look at this. He becomes Muslim.
at the hands of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon them. And listen to what the Prophet asked him.
And to washy.
are you washing?
color now? Yes.
The Taka Hamza?
Did you kill Hamza?
He said, it is as you have heard, yes.
And a prophet made a very unusual request. He said,
Can you hide your face from me?
Can you hide your face from me? Can you imagine Sahaba always want to be around the Prophet. But this man was she. Every time the Prophet was around, he would get lost. He didn't want to be around the Prophet Why? Because he knows the Prophet, the sadness that will come to him because the Prophet asked him how did you kill Hamza?
So while the Prophet was alive, why she he stayed from the presence of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them. And he wanted to kill him Osama al Qaeda, masala the liar.
I want to maintain all this for brothers and sisters,
human men, that's why lassa falletto Zaku and full circle to ascribe purity to yourself man we just servants of Allah all of us, all of us. one degree or another. And this man Mohammed the laser that was Anam was so wise. And I'll leave you with this. How many of you ever heard of
miroir Eben Masood miroir
heard of him?
treaty of who the BIA
a magnificent document. The first one among the kurush was a man named Anwar even Massoud to negotiate with Mohammed
and shake I don't know, have you studied his life?
This man must have been a diplomat. Because he said, I had visited mu Luke, I visited kings, I have visited the the Roman Empire, the empire of Rome, the empire of Persia and the empire of Ethiopia.
And he noticed something. He said, I've never seen any of the followers be treated like the followers of Muhammad treated him.
Every time he ordered them to do something. They were quick to do it. And he gave this long list of things. And he went back to Croatia, Croatia and said you should accept this.
Do you know he became Muslim?
Can I give you one more? So he'll live in America.
He's the one negotiated with the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. He's the one that the Prophet said say Mohammed Rasulullah is a no we believe you're a prophet of Allah. We wouldn't have fought you so forth and so on. He became Muslim.
This treaty should be studied by the Muslims over and over again.
One of the things you notice about the Treaty of who they be a few people mentioned it,
that this was not a back door.
You know, negotiation, the prophet by himself with the Quran, you know, in front of his own followers, they saw the whole thing, the quraish, one by one, they're going back and forth, but the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them today. In front of his whole all of his companions. I close with this.
We have a lot of work to do here
in Sydney, and in Australia, United States, in Canada, in England, and around the world. We are the servants of Allah and we are here to serve. We're not here to judge the people that Allah be the judge.
And if you see all the people even who fought against the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon them became Muslims, with the servants of Allah. Everybody is different. We have different levels. Those who have high Eman, help those who have less Eman. May Allah bless you bless this conference, and I make the Allahumma in illman law young fellow, I seek refuge with you from knowledge that doesn't benefit. May you get knowledge at this conference and go home and be a better Muslim. Be a stronger Muslim. Thank you as salaam alaikum