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Brothers and sisters we praise the Lord the Almighty. We believe in him we trust in him we bear witness. Nothing deserves to be worship except Allah.
And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is Allah's Messenger and his slave and the seal of the prophets.
We ask Allah the Almighty to guide us.
We ask Allah the Almighty to bless His Messenger, Muhammad Ali. So that was Anam and his family and his companions all of them me.
Brothers and sisters.
Before I give this Goodbye, I want to begin with a dose
of the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam, O, Allah whom in outspoken Minar elmen Leon, O.
O Allah, I seek refuge with you from knowledge that doesn't benefit.
If we going to sit together for five minutes or five hours,
if we go to speak about knowledge, it must be beneficial. So that when you walk out of this Masjid, there's something from Allah and His Messenger that's going to benefit you.
I pray Allah subhanho wa Taala to help me to articulate on my tongue, what I feel in my heart.
Someone once said
that the most important knowledge you can have is the knowledge of yourself.
While I agree that the knowledge of self is very important, but the most important knowledge you can have is a knowledge of Allah.
So today in this goodbar
I want to focus on two things.
Number one, I want to focus on Allah, la escena.
He has the most beautiful names.
And then I want to focus on us.
I don't believe that you should listen to a football just to get information,
but to do something, so that when we walk out of the masjid, we have something to do.
The knowledge is supposed to produce something.
I remember I used to be Christian, Allah blessed me to become a Muslim 1969
I used to read the Bible.
And when I became Muslim, I was speaking to a Christian audience.
And I told them that they had something in their Bible that we don't find in the Quran. This is years ago. And then the Bible said that God created man in His image. I told the Christians we don't. I was excited about that verse. But I said we don't find that in Islam. But years later, the more I studied, the more I found out that is exactly not in Quran and Sunnah. Allah mentioned Quran about the Quran, Masada Kandi Medina your day he mentioned keytab. It is a confirmation of the Scripture that went before. So the Islam that we have, it confirms what he thought he said that was aligned and Muslim, Ibrahim and know all of the prophets before them, it confirms what they say. And
this hadith here, maybe Muslims get scared. But what I'm saying Mustafa Khan Allah He is an Al Bukhari Hadith and
Muslim Hadees Hello, hello Adam, Allah surah T. Allah created Adam in his image. So today in sha Allah, I want to deal with two things I want to deal with Allah and I want to deal with us as human beings. Who are we?
I'm sitting in my office one day and I'm reading the Quran. And I come across this is
my testicle tumor.
And there is not a leaf that falls except Allah knows. Not a leaf that falls except Allah knows it.
I walk out of my Masjid and I walk a long block. And I'm reciting this iron, meta scotoma, waka Illa Allah Maha not a leaf falls except Allah knows it. And as I'm walking, I'm noticing on the ground 1000s of leaves.
And I said, You mean to tell me, Allah knows every leaf that falls?
I did some research.
I want to know how many trees are there on this earth.
And according to the scientists over 3 trillion trees,
some of them have as many as 350,000 leaves on one tree.
And you mean to tell me Allah knows every leaf
Subhan Allah. Allah is so great, so magnificent.
We have to understand
that there is a major difference between alcoholic the creator in my flow the creation
and we are the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala but but we're not just any kind of creation we're very special.
What do you mean special?
The Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said
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the names most loved by Allah is Abdullah Abdullah flan.
Go around the world anywhere begin with Kenya begin with my country, the United States begin with UK begin with any country in the world, any Muslim country, you will find out that the most popular name is Mohammed.
Everybody in the family, everybody knows Mohammed.
We love the Prophet, but the name most loved by Allah Abdullah.
Man, we are the slaves of Allah. When make a special We are the slaves of Allah Nicola two gentlemen.
I have not created the jinn and the humans except to worship me. That's our special relationship. And the name Abdullah makes us to know that we are slaves of Allah. Whatever we do, we do because Allah orders us to do it. And when we refrain from doing something, we refrain because Allah refrained us from doing Allah makes halau Allah makes Haram.
So this human being who are we?
Let's take a few highlights from the Quran.
If Allah created Adam in his image,
what makes human beings different? Look up the Quran, Benny. Adam Allah same Quran. Allah has honored the children of Adam,
who are the children of Adam and NASA kulu whom then Adam, Adam interact
all of mankind every human being are the children of Adam. And Adam was treated with us. Me Suraj
I have many identities.
I'm not just one I'm many identities as well.
I am black.
And you know what? I love being black.
I love my black skin and my kinky hair and my broad nose and my thick lips. I love it. I can't wait wait to wake up every morning black. But why? Because Allah said Who are the you start with a hammock a for your share. It is Allah who created you in the wounds as he pleased. If Allah is pleased to make me a black man, I'm pleased to be a black man on an empty Qian. I'm American I'm
Boom, they're on the f3 key on an African on a bus shot. I'm a human being. But the most important thing on a Muslim
Why? Because not one black person will be in general, because they're black.
No, not one white person will be in hell because they're white. No, no, not one woman will be in gender because she's a woman. Not one woman will be in the Hellfire because she's a woman. No, it's a
it's a man. It's tough. taqwa. is faith. So hamdulillah Who are we? and nesu kulu, whom they know Adam, Adam in Torah,
and the Prophet peace and blessing be upon him. He talked about the dignity of a human being.
Every human being have a right a house to live in.
Every human being have a right food to eat. Every human being has a right to drink water. Every human being has a right to wear clothing.
You ever study us to study the human being look at us.
Look at the human being. We eat
every human being have to eat everything alive, have to eat if you don't eat, you die. And we must make sure that every body eats.
Look how we eat what we eat.
Notice the difference between human beings and animals.
I have a cat. Some of you may have cat I don't know.
But look what the cats eat.
They eat insects they eat mice they eat rats.
There's something a human being can imagine.
Human beings not only do we eat, we cook it, we fry it. We boil it, we put season on it.
That cause you a human being you different
look at the animals. What homes do they have?
They live on the earth but you human beings you build homes on the earth. Look at the clothing that we have all of this why Allah has honored the children of Adam this how are we are we are something special to Allah soprano Alto, hospicio hawi,
Alam Torah and Allah Sakura, Allah.
Allah to Matthew long, don't you see Allah have subjected for you everything in the heavens and earth for you man? Why? Because you are the creation of Allah. Allah Adam, Adam, Allah surah de la created Adam in His own image.
Think about that.
I went to Australia,
And when we landed in Australia, we went to the luggage claim to get our luggage.
And there was a dog there in the security man was smelling anyone's luggage.
And they were smelling my wife's luggage. And I got nervous.
And the reason I got nervous because I know that the dog, they're looking for one of three things.
Number one, they're looking for drugs.
So I started looking at my wife.
or number two, they looking for explosives bombs. So I started walking away from my wife.
Or number three, they're looking for food. In Australia, they don't allow you to come into the country with food and for sure my wife she had food in her luggage.
But look at the dog.
Look at the dog. Dogs have a sense of smell, millions of times more than human beings. They can smell what we cannot smell
Can I tell you something about the human beings?
If I would ask you how many people on earth you will say 7 billion people. 7 billion people
do you know that every human being have a distinct fingerprint.
Everyone different years different from his and his a different to his everyone different?
Not only that, you may not know this. I met an Imam Syed from Medina. And he has a very unique talent. He's able to imitate 100 of the best reciters of the Quran around the world.
If he's reciting Quran, from your one you love, you will know the difference. But the fact of the matter, every human being have a distinct sound.
Experts can tell
Did you know that human beings, every one of them, 7 billion of them have unique handwriting?
experts can tell. They can look at your handwriting and say oh yeah, it belongs for land they know. And one more.
every human being have a distinct smell.
If you don't believe me,
if you don't believe me, go to sudo to use of.
When yaku believes salat wa salam said, I smell the scent of uses. Why? Every human being every one of them have a unique smell. Why? Because you are unique. You are the creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah made you unique.
If I would ask you here
in this city,
about animals in that x shoe, which is the biggest animal known to man,
you say blue whale,
100 feet long,
weighing 200 tons
with a tongue, the size of an elephant
and the heart the size of an automobile
in this huge animal, lives to be 85 years.
Listen to what I'm asking for an man man, woman woman.
Button fill on Illa Allah, Allah, Allah escucha. And there is not an animal on the earth except Allah has taken upon himself to give it a substance. So this blue whale 100 feet long 200 tons have to eat.
What does it eat?
It eats a little strap like animal called krill.
And how many do they eat a day? 40 million quail
weighing four tons
in your law feeds.
Why? Because Allah is the Creator of the heavens and earth.
What about man? What about us?
2008. You can look this up.
In the state of Nebraska, Nebraska is a state in the United States.
Amen. State Legislature named Ernie chambers
in a court of law
saying, seeking a permanent injunction against God's harmful activities, the stuff
you're going to sue God,
you're going to charge God.
So the judge threw out the case.
They said that they threw it out because they can find no known address for God.
It comes to this side of the court and you see brothers and sisters, people they don't know about Allah. They want to blame Allah. Something happens to you, your mother die, your father die, your children die, your brother die, your mom died, your leaders die. All of this people around the Earth die and they want to blame Allah.
I heard a minister preaching one day he said, If I were God, I would have done someone so no. If you were Allah, you would have done exactly what Allah did. That's what makes him who he is. So I put it this way. Well I use I do admire Allah who use
he Allah will not be question
but they will be question. We will be question. So brothers and sisters, what I'm saying today, I just want to show you who we are who Elias shake when I was in elementary school.
I don't know what you call it, but I was in the third grade, which means I was like eight years old.
And they taught us a song. I never forget that.
Song. I don't know who wrote it. But I do remember it said like this.
I told you I never forgot it. For the first time in my life I forgot it.
Getting to know you,
getting to know all about you,
getting to like you getting to hope you like me.
For me, everything in life is about getting to know Allah.
Getting to know Allah and then getting to know ourselves. 100 la hora below me
hamdulillah rabelo alameen
lai lai Lama Muhammad Rasulullah
we must always remember
what Lisa committed he shaved.
There was nothing like Allah.
I'm gonna give an example.
I told you that Allah knows every leaf that falls.
It means there are laws aware of everything. Nothing escapes him.
One of the greatest prophets, one of the five great prophets. No one Noah Abraham Musa, Isa and Mohammed Ali salat wa salam, the five greatest prophets one of them Musa
more musanze name is mentioned in Quran more than any other prophet.
He was known to be one of the smartest people.
He's given the football to burning Israel.
In a man. He stood up and said
Moosa is anyone on earth smarter than you? He said, let
one narration said Who is the smartest person on earth is a foreigner? I am
no big deal. But for Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's a big deal.
So Allah revealed to Moosa, my servant and fidra he knows more than you.
To the credit of Musa despite all the knowledge that he had, he wants to get more. He wants to learn from Al Qaeda.
And you know the story he teaches them.
Go on the journey and he teaches Let me tell you the first lesson that Moosa learned Subhan Allah, Allah is so great, Allahu Akbar. When I think about the greatness of Allah, He is incredible.
Moosa and fidra is walking near the edge of the of the river and there's a boat
and there's a bird on the edge of the boat and the bird dips its dip his peak in the water
and kithara said yamasa
he said, yeah, yeah Moosa.
illman min en Mila yellow hula, let's
enter. In an L Mila yarmulke, la la llamada. All Moses, I have a knowledge that Allah taught me you don't know it. And you have a knowledge that Allah told you I don't know what he said Moses.
My example, your example and my example. And all the people on earth knowledge compared to Allah is like that water in the beak of that bird compared to the ocean.
So no matter how much you think, you know,
you know little compared to a loss upon a walker. And not only that, not only that, get old and you will find out that you will lose everything because that's the way it is. As Allah makes Allah humble you can
mount everest every soul shall taste of death. So whenever you think you saw big Sha, Allah show you who the big shot is. Allah make you sick. Show you who the big shot is. Allah make you homeless, show you who the big shot is. Allah test you with any mini things you get sick.
Allah show you to let you know. And even when the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam died, Omar Abdullah and took out a source will lie man that pero Sula, I swear by Allah the Prophet is not dead.
And here come here Come Abubakar Radovan. He said to him sit.
He said men Kenya yeah Abu Mohammed in Salah la
While he was satnam waka Mohammed Mattei
woman can lock in the Lucha une
those who used to worship Muhammad Mohammed is dead. So Allah for those who worship Allah Allah is alive and shall never die calnexin die cuts will mount on the Kennedy NASS and enter Mata Illa between lackeys having, no soul can die except by the permission of Allah is written in the book.
So we human beings and we have limitations, but also Allah has honored us.
I want to conclude with this
and hope that you get it.
You're Somebody Special.
You're the slaves of Allah.
Act like it.
act like you're the slaves of Allah. If you are the slaves of Allah, what are we supposed to be doing on this earth?
You want to have a big spectacle that happens sometime in the history of of the earth. And the universe. Something happened was a big spectacle. Unbelievable.
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was sajida Malacca to Punahou edge my own all of the angels bow down to Adam.
All of them Yes. g Brio Yes. Mikhail Yes. Medical mouth.
Every Angel when Allah ordered them to burn out Adam every one of them bowed down Why? Because Adam human beings especially
everybody wants this we have
what's called a bucola ninja I don't fill out this call.
Man you see Do we have what we call the map? We're not no no sir b o b en de como Luca de sola. Caller in the island mama Allah tala moon.
Angels they don't disobey Allah. Angels do what Allah commanded them to do they do it but not human beings. Not this special creature this Khalifa. You do you have the ability to even disobey Allah. The angels don't have it in their DNA to disobey Allah. They can't do it. They don't know how to disobey Allah.
Allah special creature, Allah tells you to do something and you don't do it.
You Allah special creature, Allah orders you to do the good, and we don't do it. He forbade you to do the Haram and we do it.
I was in New York City, a store that I go to every week to get my newspapers, Muslim store owned by Muslims, and the workers Muslim.
One day I go into the store.
And I read the sign
in the sign said, No alcohol sold here. I said
because in New York City, we have 1000s of grocery stores, Muslims own 1000s of stores. And they sell alcohol. They sell cigarettes, they sell beer, they sell everything they sell what's haram? So when I go to Muslim store and say, no alcohol sold here, I said Allahu Akbar.
Until in them I looked closer. It said, No alcohol sold here on Sundays.
Are you kidding me?
I found out recently I had no idea how much cigarettes cost cigarettes is haram. Sorry, brothers. I don't mean to get into your business. Cigarettes is haram. No question about that.
World Health Organization said that 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. How you think smoking is permissible. So I don't know how much cigarettes costs. So I went into a Muslim store I wanted to find out. I know he sold cigarettes. How much cigarettes he said, This Is Us. $10.49 a pack? What? What? Are you kidding me? He said yes. Yes. You know, my biggest seller is cigarettes.
I would hope one day that we would have Muslim stores and a non Muslim come and say please give me some pork some concealer. Or give me some cigarettes or some cameras, some wine, alcohol. The Muslims say I'm sorry, Mrs. Jones. I know you want cigarettes, but I don't sell it because it's not good for you. If the Muslims would do that and be an example of the people in the society
You see, it'll be a major change in all over the world be a major change, because the people see that the Muslims are really concerned.
So what am I saying? I'm saying, what are we going to do? as Muslims here in Kenya
is not good enough to make prayer five times a day? Yes, it's good. Yes, it's good.
You know, every once in a while the people in general
can talk to the people in hell.
And the people in hell can talk to the people in general. I give you one example. There's many I give you one.
The people in general will look down at the people say, Mr.
Mr. Thomas, what are you doing in the Hellfire column, Napoleon and Mussolini? We are not those who used to make a lot. I'm amazed that the Muslims don't make a lot Are you kidding me?
You don't make What?
You don't get up for 5g you too tired?
You too tired to get up and pray to Allah who gives you life? You too tight?
We're gonna be held accountable.
And then they continue.
Well in the code, not in miskeen and we didn't feed the poor people.
That's part of your job.
If Allah feed the blue whale,
if allowed to feed all the animals, how is it that human beings suffer? They have nothing to eat. You tell me. Allah is holding us accountable?
Let us follow?
How can you defeat that person? That piece by person died of hunger? How come you didn't feed them? And ask Allah acts yourself? How come you didn't feed them?
Yes, our job Khalifa on the earth. Prove it. Prove that you're the sole slaves of Allah. Proven. And that's what we're here to do. as Muslims, we want to be the slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
we are this special creation.
Let's go out in the streets
and give the people this message of Islam
will lie they need it.
They don't know that they don't need it. But they needed a lot of our family members in the streets, a lot of them are hungry. More than that they're hungry for this knowledge that will save them in this life. And also in the Hereafter, with the slaves of Allah. Allah Allah Adam, Allah surah T. Allah created Adam in his image, that is act like we the servants of Allah, the Almighty ask Allah the Almighty to help us, forgive us our sins and guide us on Serato. Mr. King, we ask Allah Almighty to strengthen us and help the Muslims around the world who suffer. We ask Allah Almighty to help those Muslims in Burma. Those who suffer those Muslims in Syria, Muslims in Palestine, Muslims in
Yemen, Muslims all over the earth in Iraq and Afghanistan, Somalia and Sudan. In all over the world, we asked a lot to help them robinair Taco Bell Mina Nakata, simulium Robin Allah to hit Nana sin Otto, Robin Allah, Allah Elena's run from the amatola denim and Catalina Robin Allah to heart Milner mela Taka tala NaVi food Anna Rockfeller. Now what happened? I want to now learn offense on alcohol and caffeine. Welcome de la Milan. Me