What did Malcolm-X means to me – House of Wisdom 2023
Channel: Siraj Wahhaj
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northmen Rahim wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah he SallAllahu Sallam brothers and sisters. I'm very grateful to Allah Almighty to have the privilege to address you this morning for a few moments on what to say from the outset that this House of Wisdom they sold me. I'm good, I got it. I love it. The objectives and everything it is it is wonderful.
On I think that my will was right, he said lacking a little tangible. There's no real wisdom about experience. So what I'd like to do this morning
is kind of give you some of my own personal experience.
Most of you heard about Malcolm X, Alhaji Malik Shabazz.
I would make one recommendation if I can make one recommendation for this great organization.
I will say Don't forget about the Dawa.
My biggest complaint of the Muslims over the years is our lack of Dawa.
Why Banco Max was so special to me
is not how he began, but how he ended study. How many of you read the autobiography of Malcolm X? Raise your hand?
Good, I recommend that everyone would read it.
In some instances, I follow the path of Malcolm X. Malcolm X was in the Nation of Islam for 12 years.
1964 He goes, he leaves he takes shahada become Muslim makes hodgen before the age of 40, he is assassinated.
I have never been to prison.
Or I was in the Nation of Islam.
From 1968 to 1975. In 1975, I become a Muslim I take Shahada.
We founded the masjid the talk
about 40 years ago.
And they were 25 Plus former members of the Nation of Islam. And we started last year to talk about 100% African American 100% Nation of Islam.
The EU before last I want to show you a clip bought a minute, a minute and a half. This was my message that we found 100% African Americans, and the masjid is packed.
And so what you're going to see are those Muslims who couldn't fit in the masjid
they on the street right next semester, the top one.
And I want you to take a look at it.
And I'm going to make some commentary.
the African Americans in my Masjid maybe 20% Now
we have now 39 different nationalities that are part of master the top.
And this is the lesson that I want to give today you can you can turn it off now.
It is not how you begin the race. But how you ended in the Malama Noble who attained the Prophet said peace and blessings be upon him your deed shall be judged by your last deeds.
United States of America represents 5% of the total population of the world.
But 25% of the prison population.
I have been to 48 states in the United States. There's only two states I haven't visited. And I can imagine you can guess tell me to two states I think visit Alaska Very good. Hawaii is good.
By the way people tell me that Alaska is the most beautiful state of America sister saying yes. I want to go and show
every state that I have visited every state no exception.
brothers come up to me say Imam Suraj
we listen to your tape and prison
asks me, how many of my tapes I put in the prisons, not one?
How did they get there?
I want to say what Allah said.
Quantum hydro, I'm Martin, aka the nurse. You are the best nation
derived from men kind to men.
For the benefit of this, who said that Allah said
and I heard the Imam preaching recently that you're the best YouTuber he went on and on and on, but he didn't give the rationale. why you'd have this quantum chromatin
rule for 10. How not Mongkok were to be known the biller?
You are the best because you enjoy the good and you forbid the evil. That's why you're the best.
One day I went to
a massage store owned by Muslims and workers and Muslims. I always go there, get my newspapers.
And after all the years I'm going to this place I happen to look up one day and I saw a sign that I'd never seen before.
It said no alcohol sold here.
I was so happy
until I took another look.
No alcohol sold here on Sundays.
Malcolm was great because of what he became spite years of crime.
Allah guided them to Islam.
How much better are we?
the Prophet Muhammad delay salat wa salam one day was standing and a man walked by.
Man sitting next to me says Mira, you Kathy had that.
What's your opinion about that person? A sort of millionaires, most honorable of the people. When he speaks,
He wants to marry people will marry him women will marry him.
And when He intercedes people will accept His intercession, the prophet main salad
and then another man walked by
He said not your coffee had that What's your opinion about this person? Oh, *er. And Mina, Muslim being
poor among the Muslims when he speaks, nobody listen. When he wants to marry, no one would marry him when he's six to intercede no one except his intercession.
And listen to what the Prophet said.
He didn't merely say that this one is better than the first one.
This one is better than a whole earth.
of the other.
See, to know
in all the courts of the United States.
When the case is over, the judge makes a judgment
except Supreme Court.
Supreme Court don't call a judgment. They call an opinion.
You have nine justices. Sometimes they differ.
I have the four.
This is the opinion and even the other jurors make the minor opinion. Why?
Allah says you are the best
because of what you do.
I'm going to say a few things from the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala is a master teacher.
And whenever he gives a message there are many levels for instance,
you read the mantra Ramadan could the ballet
lesson masses fast and it's described for you. Then Allah says can that
fasting is prescribed for you can that just like was prescribed for those who came before you could the Bear Lake Museum? Could the Bala Dinniman company come
puts a hint out there
when Zilla Torah
we sent down the Torah free hair who them
in it as guidance
and we gave him him who is Al injeel fee he who hold
it as guidance and light.
It's telling us something
permitted for you to marry the chase women of the People of the Book.
Why? Because they will given the same commandment
permitted for you to eat the food of the People of the Book. Why?
One of the most important Hadith that we should know, memorize think about study, Hadith Jabril
Tell me what Islam is.
For one of the peoples dangers Gibreel they don't know who he is. He's looks like a regular human being. He's an angel. We believe in angels. We believe in Allah and angels. Right now, as we're sitting here, we're surrounded by angels. You just can't sit on the Hill right now.
Every Juma prayer you go to the masjid.
At the gate is the angels taking the attendance of those who come?
AMA even on us X?
The Prophet alayhi salat wa salam Are you nessa have we like What person do you love the most? Who did he say?
Are you sure?
What was the second question? Then? Who's next? No. Minnaar Regera
among men, why because maybe maybe the next one is another maybe you say Khadija maybe say Fatima Miller reached out. So let me put a stop to this right now. These are my words
minoli jal abou her,
her father, Abu Bakr from moment to moment.
So now we're getting an idea from the Prophet alayhi salat wa salam about our deen one day he says yeah, he shahada Jabril Jaco lake
this is Jabril he given you salaam what'd she say?
Ali Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
you see what I don't see what she believes because we believe in angels we believe in Allah we believe in stop for Allah for men. Let's go to Allah for just a second.
When I was in the third grade, I learned the song I never forgot.
Would you like for me to sing it for you now? It's not going to happen.
But the song said something like this getting to know you getting to know all about you.
For us as Muslims is getting to know about Allah, l'amour and Elijah do look up on the local folder and you better know that Allah is strong and punishment on the one hand, but He's forgiving and merciful contemplado omoton Oakley Jad Linares.
Now this is what I want to tell you the lesson for today. All of this is just an introduction to the point I want to make. Now I'm going to begin my speech.
You believe that? Crazy?
So the hadith of Gibreel
we have to check to make sure all of it, we get it
to believe in Allah and His angels.
And I'm gonna say it wrong
and you're gonna correct me to believe in Allah has angels,
To be keytab
to believe in his books while he was SULI He
will surely do to believe in His Prophet No. To believe in His prophets, all of them. I don't know one Jewish person, man named Muhammad. Not one not me. Maybe you know somebody. I don't know Christians named Muhammad.
But who do we name our children after? Ibrahim Tao ood Yaqoob all of the practice and we love all of them. But they don't know and love Mohammed and this is the
Allah is teaching us a lesson.
You brothers and sisters are some of the smartest some of the brightness.
But I want to give you a warning.
Allah says let Hakuna kala Dena Nasser, Allah, fan Salman,
do not be like those who forgot Allah Therefore Allah caused them to forget themselves how you feel Muslim forget about Allah
and then finally, he said,
a person will do the deeds of the people of hellfire, like Malcolm X, Alhaji Malik Shabazz
they'll have Iran
this far from hell.
And then they begin to do the PEEP work. These are the people Jana Fajardo Kulu ha and they answer it
we pray Allah help us to forgive us our sins and to enter into Jana.
then there are those
who do the deeds of the people Jana.
This I'm going to I'm going to boast a little bit Hamdulillah this was my 40th year of fasting
made over 87,000 Salads just for a salons me so I'm looking forward and Yom Okayama to get my reward for that I did.
But some will be that close to Jenna and then they begin to do the deeds of the people of hellfire. Yeah, the Kulu ha
and the internet.
So now comes the the warning
Don't be like those who came before you.
1900 I want you to do the research.
comprise of 11 million square miles
390 million people
the United Kingdom was so big
24 time zones they used to brag that the sun never set on the British Empire
What is it now?
Who here from Texas? Raise your hand
got some good news for you.
is almost three times larger than United Kingdom.
What happened? That's cool. Nicola Deena Nasrallah fan Salma. Don't forget about those who forgot about Allah.
Now what I'm going to tell you now you're going to think I'm making it up, you can fact check me.
Since 1960 15,000, churches have closed in United Kingdom,
right now in the street, and on leaving United Kingdom to be even smaller.
So I was in Scotland one day and
my driver, we were driving down Main Street, and we stopped at a light and I looked to my right, and I saw a church.
And I saw people going in and out of the church. And I said, Brother, what denomination is that?
Saturday, one o'clock, he said, Remember, it's not a church. It's a pub.
In other province, but it's alcohol.
He said there's a law in United Kingdom
that if something is built as a church, you can never change the structure.
You can put whatever you want, but you can't change the structure. So as we drive him down Main Street, he said Imam Suraj that's not a church and that's not a church and that's not a church. That's not a church and how do you how do you close 15,000 churches? I will go crazy. If one Masjid is closed, but you will follow you will follow those who came before you step by step an inch by inch. It is a warning from the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this water household wisdom is so important.
I think that while we pursuing mathematics and all of that in science,
to me, the Dawa,
inviting people to Islam almost
finish you got a couple more minutes you can stop me say ma'am sir i start i go
you know um
May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you, your families, your communities, that you continue to grow
but I'm nervous about our own. I am
95% of our children go to public school.
That's a disaster
Allah bless me but nine children
every one of them went to a full time Muslim school. I couldn't there I don't know will lie today. I don't know how I paid for it. They didn't say for you to Imam, your children go free. No, they don't do that in New York.
They only do that in Dallas.
So I want to I want to conclude with this you know, Christians was given the order, Be fruitful and multiply,
then I haven't babies, no more, many of them.
They have to have what is called dinks di N Ks. dual income, no kids.
It is projected by 2050 60% of our clients will have no brothers no sisters, no cousins, no uncles, no arts. Just stop having children. Suede is more income, we want more money, we want more dunya and then Muslims. Now some of following the same path.
Do not be like those who forgot Allah. Therefore Allah caused them to forget themselves.
We have a lot of work to do in America. You know, Can I be honest with you?
The fate of America my opinion
lies in our hands.
All you got to do look what's going on in America, America is dying, serious miracles in trouble.
So the question is, what are we going to do about it?
One recommendation. Now, don't misunderstand what I'm saying. I do it from a spirit of love.
Few years ago, I was in Chicago good friend of mine name.
He said in Imam Suraj. He said something I didn't believe him. i I said unbelievable.
He said Imam
3500 liquor stores in Chicago are owned by Muslims.
3500 1,300,000 Muslims in New York City.
30 full time Muslim schools
1000s and 1000s of businesses.
Too often I go on to Muslim store.
I'm not looking for it. I'm not searching for it. I see alcohol.
I see Muslims smoking cigarettes. You may think it's not haram.
And you know, I go through this every time I'm walking down the street, right? Maybe a block from my Masjid.
In Me, I've been always learned to security. I'm always looking around looking at before me I'm looking around.
And I noticed about 50 yards in front of me some Muslim men, and they're smoking cigarettes
and know what's going to happen.
When they see me. When I get closer to them.
They take the cigarettes and the item
is called consciousness of guilt.
If you drink and water, or orange juice, you don't hide.
Why you hide the cigarettes. years ago, our scholars said that cigarettes was Mokulua hated but not haram. But now every Muslim organization says haram
if you don't believe the Imams, let's see what the World Health Organization say. They said if the nations of the world do nothing about it, by the end of the 21st century, 1 billion people would have died as a result of smoking cigarettes.
That's what they say.
Every year 12,000 People gonna die because of alcohol.
So New York City, we have a plan insha Allah to begin to talk to our brothers and sisters,
Muslim business people to encourage them
to get rid of the you know, I don't say do right now, but put it in your heart. So you know what this is not good for the people because the people look at us and say you get like everybody else. You like everybody else you talk that talk about Islam, but you like everybody else they say
but you know who they love, you know, you know whom the people in New York City love and around the country, black people who they love, the Nation of Islam.
They do. Whatever you say about the Akita of the nation, you right, not the right Akela we have to help them.
But look how ALLAH blessed us in 1975 with the death of Mr. Elijah Muhammad, his son, one of the day Mohammed becomes the Imam and takes the entire community to Islam.
Imam Suraj is one of them.
That's why you never give up on the people right now. Today, the Nation of Islam. I love them. I talk to them.
Always. I'm not thinking I'm from Big Shot. Now. I'm a Muslim. Now. I'm gonna look down on them. No, I don't look down on them at all.
Because they're out there.
With the final call. I buy the paper every week.
Every week I want them.
Can I tell you something that happened to me a couple years ago you ever heard of?
Right? She's the head of organization called Stop Islamization of America.
And we're going to have a program in Dallas. I think it was in Dallas, Texas.
And they got this big arena.
So Pamela Gala, Gala. She said, Yeah, these Muslims, they talking about coming to Texas, and we got some bikers from California coming in. They said, they're not gonna come with any bullets left or something like that. So they threatened. The feds took it seriously, they had put me on a bulletproof vest. And they had you know
when I went inside the arena
where my table was,
to my right, and my left
tables full of brothers from the Nation of Islam.
So we're going to protect the mounts are too harsh.
You'd be surprised. Let me guide them to all to Islam, how we treat them
So once this is in my my conclusion.
All I wanted to say that whatever you thought about Malcolm X, how many of you heard of I think his name is
Abdullah Farooq Omar, is that isn't yesterday, right? Yeah, scholar, one of the greatest scholars that I know in modern times very smart Brother White, European American. He told me you know, Imam, you know, I became Muslim.
Reading the autobiography of Malcolm X. Many people same way.
So you look at things and you know, you say wow, you know, you never know
an arm's length
And then they begin to do these people. John Halligan do that you're gonna do it.
You're gonna do it.
You're gonna talk to the people don't be afraid Allah has given you and your strength is not in your mathematics, your science and that's not your strength. Your strength is in Quran and Sunnah.
If you have Quran and Sunnah, yes, all of these things is put, you should do it.
Anybody know my major when I was in college, I was in New York University. But no, my major. I may give you an award if you get it right. What was my name major?
How do you know that?
You didn't know that. You just took it from my brain
as a math major.
And when I joined the nation brothers told me and they found out that I was a math major. So are you gonna be a good Muslim? You know why? Because Islam is mathematics and mathematics is salon. So okay.
So I love math. Really? When I was young.
My idea of fun is good. Some difficult math problems. Try to solve I love mathematics, right?
But that's not going to save me to go to Jana. Save me from hell. So I close with
These words again I want to thank the organizers for this great, great, great conference.
And I want you to think about this as I leave the stage. Two things.
Allah subhanho wa Taala will x
the least person punished and hellfire Well, he'll find that the same there's different degrees.
Allah will x the person least punished, punished.
If you had all of the wealth of the world
would you exchange it? To get out of this?
When you think you're gonna say,
all of it or lax for something so much simpler La Ilaha illa Allah.
prophets have died. Have you ever read the Quran were prophets were martyred and we read that you ever wonder why Allah allow that to happen? This prophets, prophets are killed the prophets are murdered. How could Allah allow the prophets to be killed?
This hadith explains it.
The Prophet alayhi salat wa salam said
no one who dies and go to Janna.
The winner come back, even if they're given all the world and everything in it.
Except a Shaheed
a person killed for Allah murdered. Why do you want to come back here? They want to come back here to die 10 more times in the way of Allah because of the great honor that they have been the Shaheed we ain't afraid of dying.
We are afraid of going to hell
yes, hamdulillah Muslims, Allah bless every one of you to go to Jana, your families, wives, husbands, your children, your grandfather, your great grandfather, all of them. The last pinata bless you as radical