PERFECT Question Posed to Christians about Jesus
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When it comes to Christianity, when I speak to Christians, I asked them what is their faith Christianity? And I asked them what does that mean to be Christ like and I said, Okay, what was the faith of Jesus? Simple as that? What was the faith of Jesus? If you're a Christian, what was he? You can't say he was a Christian because that means to be Christ like, so what was his faith? As a Muslim, I prefer to follow the faith of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him which was to submit myself to the will of God
and His final messengers, Muhammad, peace be upon him? This is our religion, Islam, Islam, this is the dijo
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faith of Islam show Welcome to the deen show. The Deen show.
Well, in reality, nobody gave me Dawa. That's why I do what I do today. I had to, for fear of my life. If anybody knows my story about how the Bible led me to Islam, actually went into the mosque for the first time, like with fear of my life, I had no idea what went on in this building. And my first impression was these Muslims are probably going to sacrifice me after Juma. That was, that was what I
because the man was screaming in Arabic in pounding on the thing, and he's pointing in my direction.
But after he translated in English, I was so intrigued that I asked for proof of the religion. Because you know, every religion says it has the truth, right? But my grandfather taught me the truth comes with proof. So if somebody says they're telling the truth, ask for proof. So I asked him for proof, and he gave me a copy of the Quran. And I took it home. And I read it from cover to cover that weekend. And the following Monday, I took my Shahada. So the reason why I got involved in data well, when I when I heard about it, when I realized that there was a thing called Data witness them. And this was, you know, introduced to me by an OG and the data were way, way back in the early
2000s. I decided that I was going to be involved in this because I didn't want anyone else to be in the position I was in Lost looking for the truth, and not having readily available access to it. Because in Greenville, South Carolina, there was nobody doing that our if you didn't go to the masjid and ask about it, you didn't know about it, there was nothing to search online, there was you know, this was way before any of that. I mean, think there was so foot like the first cell phones that were like big bricks back in 1997 1990. So I actually had to get on my two feet and walk to the masjid and find out about Islam. So I made it my dedication that no one else would have to do that
again. And that's when I first started my online data was on MySpace. That's what we were talking about. And that's how you found me. I don't even think in it. Most of these people in the room are too young to remember MySpace. But that's that's how it all began way back when, what 1617 years ago. And that's, that reminds me of the Hadith where the prophet says, I'm paraphrasing, he's talking. This is a, this is a prophecy that this deen is going to spread without without us. Yeah. And it's being fulfilled. And we got people like you, I mean, we've I've had so many different pastors and former Christian people of other faiths or no faith, you know, but they get to a point
where they're searching, what's the purpose of life? Why am I here? And then they get out there and it's the power of Islam and it goes with the findra. You know, when people look into it, the pure monotheism, and all the other tenants of Islam, the moral code, it all makes sense. And now all we have to do is go ahead share, we don't even have to go ahead and try to twist someone's arm, you know, coalhurst trick No, but no, no share the message. That's it. That is one of the biggest caveats of data that I think is most misunderstood, is that people becoming Muslim is not our job. That's not our job is not nor is it our responsibility. Our job is to deliver the message. Whether a
person accepts that message or not, is up to Allah, that he is led. He is the one who guides the heart to Islam. Our job is to deliver the package. That's it and that's something that that is simple to do. simple to do. People come and ask me how do I give dower and tell somebody else about Islam? What do I tell them? Whatever, you know, that's it if all you know about Islam is that there is only one God. That's it. That's what the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did, who La ilaha illallah to floon. If you say there's no deity but Allah, you'll be successful. I said, if you do something as simple as that, you are fulfilling your obligation. But we have to introduce the people to the real
version of Islam, because the media has done their job very well in fact, have
putting out a very twisted form of Islam, to keep people away from the truth. Our job is just simply to pull back that curtain because it's very easy to do so because it's very ignorant, pull back the curtain and say, Look, this is the reality of Islam. If you accept it that's beneficial for you. And if you don't, it harms no one else but you. That's the fact that we have to understand as Muslims is that Allah doesn't need any of us. Our guidance is his decision. And if we worship Him is to our own benefit. If we don't, it's our own detriment. Absolutely. It reminds me another statement, authentic statement from the problem. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he said, Those who love my
sunnah Love Me. Those who love me and my sunnah will be with me and Jana, you know, people think of you know, there's so many different aspects of the Sunnah. And then a lot of people you know, how great of a mission was this that this was his way his way of calling, calling people tonight Ilaha illa Allah to the true purpose of life to the pure monotheism. Yeah, well, Allah so we talk about the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so much and it is in you know, to follow his son is obligatory is mandatory. Ahmed told us in the Quran to Allah Almighty Rasool obey Allah and obey His messenger. But the son of the Prophet Salah Salem is not just restricted to you know, using
swag eating with your right hand think the greatest son and Allah told him in the Quran Kula hottie. He said, Ed, say this is my way. I do Allah, Allah sera I call to Allah with Shiva knowledge. This was his son, his greatest legacy.
The greatest legacy of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is us. We are his legacy. We are the legacy of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam that he did such amazing work. And then the Companions who came after him did such amazing work that a young man like me, in a small town in South Carolina, we hear about Islam in 1990, that just to think of how much had to happen for that to take place in precursor of the internet, you know, back then Windows 95. And the internet was like, What are you searching on there? But that is the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, we are the legacy of the Prophet peace be upon him. And we have to realize that in order for that
legacy to continue, we have to do our job to continue to strengthen the chain going forward. Are we talking Are we are we all of us all, everybody, every single Muslim?
We're were the legacy, the legacy like if people asked me how do you know your Prophet sallallahu wasallam existed and was really was truth and I said to you looking at it, you are looking at it the fact that I am a Muslim, in all of the circumstances of my life is proof of whom our Prophet alayhi salatu salam was and is to the world. This is why we say Muhammad Rasool Allah, he is the messenger of Allah, because as long as we continue to do our job, he continues, this is one of the greatest we always ask, you know, we in every Salah we asked for Allah subhanho wa Taala to breast the Prophet best the family of the Prophet like he blessed the family, Ibrahim, etc. One of the greatest honors
that you can give to the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Ali Salatu Salam is to continue to convey this message, because every person you convey this message to not only do you get rewarded for that, but he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the originator of this message for us in the president, he gets a reward for that. So this is a way of honoring the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam honoring his life, and also continuing to elevate his rank in the next we were talking about earlier today. And you had me thinking, look how simple and easy to sit as conversation starters, getting people to think. And you said something, it was really nice. You said that when you were talking now to
people, you were saying you follow the faith of Jesus, but what was his faith? Yeah. Well, you know, the top 10 reasons was was, these were in my younger years, when you know, you got to do a little bit hardcore. When we're young, we want to just, you know, we want to win a draw straight line in the sand. Now, as you get older, you start, you know, realizing a little bit more of how to get into the psychology of people. When it comes to Christianity. When I speak to Christians, I asked them, what is their faith Christianity? And I asked them, What does that mean, to be Christ like? And I said, Okay, what was the faith of Jesus? Simple as that? What was the faith of Jesus? If you're a
Christian, what was he you can't say he was a Christian, because that means to be Christ like, so what was his faith? As a Muslim, I prefer to follow the faith of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, which was to submit myself to the will of God. So that gets the kind of the ball rolling, that you say, you're a Christian, you follow Christ for what was his faith? And they really in that becomes like, they're like, Oh, what am I gonna say? Because Because you worship Jesus, what was his faith? Did he worship himself, like what was his faith? So if you want to be Christ, like you need to go figure out what his faith was, what he practiced, what he what he worshipped, whom he worshipped.
And you follow that that's what it means to be Christ like, because what you're doing in reality, as a Christian is following what Paul taught that Jesus peace be upon him was that's how the whole Christian theology came about, but I would rather follow
The faith of Jesus Christ Himself. And that's what we as Muslims do. What's kept you having his longevity all these years now from when we met up until now continue to share, you know the purpose of life continuing to Dawa, and we're still here today Alhamdulillah
two things, one of them. One of them is a little bit, what is the word I'm looking for? One of them is a little bit selfish. And that's permissible. And the other one is for the care of concern of other people. The selfish reason is I want to go to paradise. And I know that one of the most surefire ways to earn yourself good deeds very quickly, is the hour, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam authentically narrated, that anyone who calls someone else to guidance will receive the reward of the guided one without the reward of the guided one being lost. That means if you guys, you help someone come to Islam, not only do they get rewarded for every good deed they do, you
get rewarded for every good deed they do. You can be asleep in your bed at night and this person is praying and Allah is counting on your scale as you prayed when they give charity Allah counted as you gave charity when they fast, Allah counts as you fast. So it's a surefire way to help me go to Paradise and shout Allahu taala, because like you said about the top 10 We recorded that, like, what, 16 years ago, I might be dead, my grave, and someone might watch that video and come to Islam, and it'll, it'll give me good credit. So that's number one. And the second reason is, because one of the characteristics of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam was caring concern that he actually
cared and concerned about other human beings and their souls and where it would be in the next life. So I actually do care about other people. And I want to see other people have a good life and have a good position. Because one of the key characteristics of a Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, said, that you wish for your brother, what you wish for yourself. And that means not just your Muslim brother, but your brother or sister in humanity, you wish for other people, what you wish for yourself, and I don't want nothing more for me than to go to paradise. So I would like that for other people as well. Sometimes, because we don't get out of our box or sometimes because we don't
interact with our neighbors colleagues, and we don't open up these conversations. And we let others talk for us, you know, the below Riley's who's not no longer there anymore, but the others and Sean Hannity and the other Fox News and they've kind of, you know, toned it down a little bit, but at any time, you know, a lot of times the media is out there, you know, just like they had recently at the World Cup, you know, the Muslims are throwing up the pure monotheism, La ilaha illa. Allah Yeah, they're trying to they're trying to ostracize them and make them you know, connect Moroccan players, like there's some kind of with some extreme element, you know, what I mean, as the Muslims are
rising, but then we explain that today in the film show that we film this is a pure monotheism, this the way of Jesus and Moses and Abraham. And then, you know, the belief that Jesus his mother is one of those blessed woman, there's a chapter named after in the Quran. So these points there are so you know, simple, basic things of Islam. We went to the streets not too long ago, and we were asking the average American, you know, 300 million Americans, we get to all of them, but we got to, you know, a small group, and we're asking people, Do you know anything about Islam? And the majority are like, No, we've been told that they're out to kill us all. Salaam Alaikum. Brothers and sisters, we went
to the streets to ask Americans about Islam. Here's what they said. Do you know anything about Islam? No. Do you know anything about Islam? No, sadly, do you know anything about Islam? Not really. Do you know anything about Islam?
No, sorry. You know what Islam means? Islam? No, we've been told that they're out to kill us all. That's what you been told that Muslims are out to kill you all.
Well, that's it to say on TV. Anything. I know it's in the Middle East. Whether you're gonna have four wives, brothers and sisters, as you can see, there are so many Americans who don't know about Islam. We need your help to change that help us to build the deen center the first Mega data center in America click the donate right now may God Almighty Allah reward all of you
know what they didn't know. It was something just went out there. Yep. So how is it now that you and your experience now, you know, have you seen over the years, you know, some of these basic things that you know, some of the basic tenets of our faith, the love of Jesus, the love of his mother, the pure monotheism? You know, if we just get out there and share these things, how much of a great impact that would make? Yeah, that's the thing is that
we have to realize a lot of times we become very lazy because we feel like the world has such access to information like oh, you know, people should be able to find a button to slim very simply. But what we have come to learn is that with the greater amount of access to information, the more dumb people are becoming. That's a very weird phenomenon that we're seeing you know, that the more readily available information is, people are actually becoming more stupid.
that's just it's just a causation that is very weird. So we should not assume that just because anyone could really do if anyone went and searched the Internet properly, they would find out about a slam that they have done. So no, that means that we need to be doing even more to get out there. And let people know what Islam and Muslims are really about. Because we are going to be questioned, we have to understand that that on the Day of Judgment is all about accountability. That is entitled in the whole reason for the day of judgment to exist is for accountability, accountability. And one of the things that we will be accountable for, besides our own personal deeds, is, especially for
Muslims living in the West or Muslim minorities, we will be accountable for the people around us because those people will now if we if we haven't, let's say we have a neighbor or a co worker that knew us for 1015 years, and we never told them about Islam. Do you think that person is not going to try to use us as a bargaining chip that my Lord, there was this Muslim, the he knew he lived next to me for 15 years? And it might not free him, but it might bind us? You know, I mean, it might actually become a proof against us on the Day of Judgment that you live next to this person you knew where they were going to work that was going to happen to them, and you did nothing. So we have to
hold ourselves accountable. Not only that, but it's a command from Allah, who who elicited Rebekah hikma. We must call them to the way of Islam. I remember. So we don't get to direct on but I'll tell you something very, that really changed kind of my outlook on data. Because there was a point in I would say the the late 2000s That I was ready to quit, not quitting because I didn't want to give Dawa. But I wanted to move to Medina. And just study because I felt like I needed to know a lot more about the religion because the more you get to know about Islam, the more you realize you don't know about Islam. So I actually went to Medina and spent my summers there through the mid 2000s. And I
went to the house of Sheikh Abdullah and PT one evening, and I was actually invited without knowing to the meeting of all the scholars of Mauritania at the time, they had the meeting and showed up to his house. And I walked in and he was for some scholars that I had no business sitting in the same room with. And I was wondering why why did he invite me here? He you know why he invited me there. He invited me there to tell them my story about how I came to Islam. And I tried to refuse I was like, Are you kidding me? I do not even have the right to open my mouth. In this room. There was some there was some great scholars issue. I thought it was there. I mean, it was I was like, I don't
need to do this. You know how he convinced me? He said, These scholars are like engineers who've never built a building. They're like heart surgeons who've never seen a patient because they live in this super religious bubble. Were in they they love that I was so much because they know it's the core of the deen they know what's one of the greatest son of the Messenger of Allah alayhi salatu salam, but they very rarely come into contact with non muslims so they don't get to do it. So when they see people who have become Muslim or people who are involved in doing that, or were they it becomes something of a of a love for them that they love to see. And that changed my out output
dramatically Subhanallah and that's where the D center comes in. A Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. This is so gorgeous. I've known brother Eddie and the deen show for many, many years. And as a matter of fact, I was one of the original people who showed up on this show Al Hamdulillah has been doing a great job but hamdulillah and spreading the deen of Allah Subhana Allah to his show was activities and Dawa right now their work and handle on a great project. The Deen center which has now taken this Dawa from such a small show to become life Charlotta and mega program getting the general public at the dinner of Allah subhanho wa Taala larger audience and they need your support
and I give them my support inshallah to Allah for the deen center. Hopefully inshallah you can look into it and put some running charity and work for yourself inshallah This project brings you continuous charity for the rest of your life until the day of support the dissenter, As Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah would again
try to reach out Inshallah, to these 300 million Americans not just here all over the world know nothing about Islam, what was your impression? You had a chance now to visit the property? And you know about the projects? What are your impressions and I went to see it Yeah, Mashallah. What I saw was amazing, potential, amazing potential, to be able to establish something that can be a hub of data because that's something that we you know, we don't do is we're organized about everything else. As Muslims, we're working we have our our religion is supposed to be organized. We're organizing the way we pray, we're organizing the way we give charity, we're organizing Hajj, well, I
don't take that with a grain of salt for anybody who has been to Hajj how organized it is or not, but one of the things we are so disorganized in is that we are so disorganized in the way that we do it. And it needs to be done in a very systematic way in order to produce results. You know, it's just like a business. If you're a martial arts business, if you just decided to wing it every single day, how successful would it be?
You would not be very successful, there's a systematic way to establish a successful business. The same in Dallas, we need to be doing it in a very systematic way. And I've been preaching this for as long as I've been giving Darrell, which is going on 20 years now. And this is an opportunity to do so along with people like yourself who have a track record, you know, like, we've been at this for a long time, we've gone great gray in this thing. So I think that the potential is there. And the organization is there, the experience is there. But what is missing? What's always missing the support the funding that is though, I will tell you, Eddie, and you know, this is well as I do, and
you probably learned it the very hard way. Now, finding support for Dawa is the hardest thing to do, because people will support everything, but they think that Dawa should be, you know, something that should, you know, be free to do, but to do it properly, systematically in a way that's going to produce results. needs funding. And that's the problem which is Xhaka Hayden, thank you so much. My pleasure being with us again. Thank you brothers and sisters just Sukla hot tub, like butter, beer
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takes me inside give a tour of the D center just transforming this from people worshipping the creation to worshiping the Creator. Bless your efforts Eddie
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