Channel: Waleed Basyouni
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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
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Hannah Denard, Fenton Maria lantana. Or, Lord, if we glorify you, if we think you, you don't want to talk to us. If we worship you, if we be grateful to you submitting ourselves to you. You're the one who guided us. Yeah. In the karma.
container. And if we pray for you, we praise you. We mentioned you, you're the one who honored us by such thing. So we thank you for in the beginning. And in the end, we think you're in private and in public, and we praise you and praise you in public and in private. And we praise you in the beginning and the end, and we see your forgiveness. We're repeating to you. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, when
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the middle, man, Robin Shakuni laporan Corinne, my dear brothers and sisters, you fasted 30 days, you decided a 30 chapters of the Quran. You have prayed all the nights in Charlottetown, as we all did during the month of Ramadan, so expect nothing but great reward from your Lord, the Lord who is a grateful and thankful, Lord, He is the most forgiving the Lord Who is the most generous subhana wa Tada. And today we are celebrating the age of pistol has come to you the day of happiness and joy.
So my dear brothers and sister, enjoy your Thank You, Lord, celebrate with your family and friends and make those around you copy it No, we owe to Cynthia and pdbe to come with us total PDR buffoon. What's up?
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that. My dear brothers and sisters, my Muslim, my fellow Muslims, our locker strikes the captain football upon every one of us. And it's a very interesting that it's prescribed upon everyone who have what is sufficient for him today. So even if he's technically poor, but he has what it cover him today, and he has extra money or extra food should share it with someone else who don't. So the seller says that even the poor people will be given to each other. And the only reason for that is to teach every member in the society to be an upper hand at one point, to be a giver, to learn how to give, even when you have very little to offer. That's a service that can Islam want to see on us.
Want to make sure to make sure that we take the responsibility to work each other's so I'm this the castle
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us it was to purify our past to purify our suffering from any indecent act or speech that took place during the month of Ramadan. Regardless of
the difference of income brackets, all of us are required to give the captain for as long as we can do.
So, my brothers and sister I hope that every one of us have given it to before to eat, and if you don't, you still can make it and you can give it after the lottery. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah the day of the month of Ramadan, is the month that we practice every year to many different aspects of worship. And whenever you practice something a lot, it means you should be improved, improving yourself. So if you practice how to see different practice certain things, you develop the skill. So let's ask ourselves, what do we have developed during the month of Ramadan? That you fasted again and again, you've been fasting 30 days, and for so many years, we've got come
up really for an even making drop. The question is, did I improve my proxy? Did I improve my relationship with Allah? Did I improve my relationship with the Quran? That improved my relationship with Allah? Did I improve my relationship with piano made the night prayer? These are all legit questions that we should ask ourselves. In the end the formula. Rama barn is a great school, the teacher so many things that I would like to share
with you today.
Ramadan, and fasting during the month of Ramadan taught us the importance of sincerity. It is based on sincerity. Well, not only it'll
be, you have been ordered by your Lord, to work with him sincerely in the phone for any number who need.
Our Lord says that fasting belongs to me. Nobody would know yesterday if you're practicing, you're not the only one truly knows a lot to kind of what to honor. It is something so surprising between you and your Lord. And you do it because you submit your will to Allah Subhana Allah and submit yourself to Allah, in lemon Moran in your class, Islam, one of the meaning of sincerity is to submit to Allah Subhana Allah, it's interesting how that you submit to Allah subhana wa kahana. And you do things exactly as he ordered for you. Today, if you fast your city yesterday, if you're not fasting, you have committed a sin, to amazing how one day how long to eat and to drink. And today it is cut
off not to eat and to drink. It shows you that you are a slave of Allah, you are a servant of Allah, you are one who submit himself to his Lord. So I hope that meaning would be carried on in other aspects of our life as well. The month of Ramadan teach us how to perfect our options. The concept of excellence
is a very fundamental concept in Islam. It is the spirit of the city of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. And it should be the Muslim attitude, to do things not merely corrupt, but exactly corrupt, to do things not almost good, and perfectly good. We break our fast pacific time, you can break your past five minutes earlier, or 10 minutes later exactly at the time you do it. When you fast. It's not about your body. It's not about abstaining from drinking and eating. It's about your whole entire character. It's about your controlling your anger, controlling your time controlling your desires, it should build you from inside and outside. That's the perfection.
teach us with the captain Piccolo, which is also a purification for our wealth. So it's an act of forces to cover all aspects in our mind, our spirituality, our social interaction, and our wealth to purify our wealth as well and to shared with those who need also one more lesson that we learned during the month of Ramadan, that we felt the responsibility to work this man. You remember the days when we used to fundraise every night, especially the last 10 nights and everybody Institute and every organization in America and every muscles in America come to you because they know you the woman will carry them in your shoulder. It is that sense of responsibility towards Islam and Muslim
and Muslim countries.
The juice that we have in our country.
We all have our religion. We are representative of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In the 21st century, our massages belong to us, our Institute's belong to us, it is our responsibility to make sure it is supported, it is developed, it's funky, absolutely good.
I hope that this lesson will carry on after Ramadan, but not only supporting financially this organization, but also participating and being part of this organization, not to be just someone who is
not to be someone who watched from a distance or act like a customer, but act like a partner and a team player.
The month of Ramadan tells us that we are strong when we are bound together.
How hard it is, to fast outside.
I don't know about you, but I talk about myself. It's a great challenge to pass out.
But it's so easy.
How easy it is
to pray every day.
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how easy it is to read adjust almost every day.
For so many of us, it's not an easy task. But it became so achievable, so reasonable during Ramadan.
And the reason for that is because all of us doing it together, it gives me all of our all of our training. And whenever that sense of
collection that we collectively working together, that's the concept we caught a philosophy that was cut off to the suburb that we help one another to hook into the religion
one another and what is righteous and good. Can you imagine if that lesson carried after Ramadan, that we all help one another in what is good and righteous, and that require from us to focus on what will bring us together, unify us as a Muslim woman.
And to ignore and eliminate and avoid what will divide us as a community, what will break our unity as a Muslim?
My brothers and sisters
in the end of the month of Ramadan, remind us of the rights of the less fortunate among us.
Again, give us a lot of giving you
even today for each one we celebrate and we happy with in order not to forget about the list for the people who are in debt, the people who are for the people who don't have food,
to kill them, and to share with them. Some of what Allah subhanaw taala have blessed us with my brothers and sisters, when we think of food, please don't only think of overseas, our country is suffering from poverty. There is a lot of people in America poor. There's a lot of kids who live under the law of poverty. Even in our neighborhoods in our state and our city, there is a lot of poor people need our hope as a community.
You know, one in every five people in America and one woman every five children in America, considered a poor kid.
One in every five kids in America, considered a poor kid. In the state of Texas, it is even interesting as the system. And instead of Texas, at 10% of 10 point almost 11% of our seniors consider who live under the line of poverty. And instead of Texas,
there is almost 24.6% of children live under the line of poverty. The people have disability 22% of them live under the line of poverty in the state of Texas. Almost 19% of the omen of Texas live under the line of poverty. It's a scary there is the number of poverty in Texas, our state which is considered a wealthy state. It is scary when you look at these numbers. So we as a community have responsibility toward the society in general.
My brothers and sisters, the lessons that I want us to walk today remembering that good deeds lead to another good deed. What a beautiful thing to see a good deed followed by another righteous deed you
what I can say by that, you know
Yes, Robin is over, but our duties towards our religion and our law towards the law is not over. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar.
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar motocaddy at all 100 in LA he
was apparently la he bukata was either a bad Allah, or my fellow Muslims. Remember that to ever associate? Allah subhana wa tada in the worship, how
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alone would never forgive
any form of shipping, but he's willing to forgive whatever sins Listen, God should we all of us realize that the best of all guidance is the guidance of Mohammed Salah who is the best example for all of us into the room.
Allah, those who obey the prophet in the messenger, they obey a law called under the use of a law to sell them at a condition Nicky the Prophet one of his last advisors, and sermons, he said, Follow my sin, woman, every now has
anyone involved in the matter of religion, something is not part of it is not something the Prophet practice it is rejected. And it will not lead to paradise, it actually leads to horrify it is an obligatory upon all of us, to follow the footsteps,
to love Him, to honor him, to believe in Him, and to follow Him, some of
them not only in the area of the worship, but in all aspects in our conduct in our morality and manners.
My brothers and sisters,
and one of it is go, is to build a man, and to build a person, a personality, that is what we call a perfect person, to build a society to build a civilization. That's one of the goals. One of the goals, at the time doesn't look at humans as only a body filled with desires. But a body and a soul. Also do not only focus on the soul, and the sexuality and do not recognize the need and the desires that we have as human. And it's time does not focus on the act of worship, and forget about the importance of manners and character traits,
doesn't focus on the individual, and forget about the society or focus on the rights of the society and forget the rights of the individuals. And it's not teach us to build the balance in our mind, a balance in our relationship with the creator and the creation of balance and how we look at this life and the hereafter, a balance in how we protect the rights of individuals, while we're protecting the rights of the collective or the gender or the community and the society involved. My brothers and sisters, we have to make sure that we raised our children and the next generations upon their stomach matters upon the principle of the beliefs of
our centers, our massages should not only be limited to accommodate the proportion of Muslims, but it should go beyond that to be a centers and places that will contribute to the society in large. It has to be an effective centers in our society. My brothers and sisters, yes, it is important to care for our immediate family, for our own community, but it's our responsibility. As Americans and people live in America, we have a responsibility towards our country, responsibility towards our nation, our society, to make sure it's protected from what will destroy it from within, to make sure that this society will save a good and clean and prosper unsafe. My brothers and sisters look at the
history of humanity. You will find mainly two reasons behind the fall of a civilization. two main reasons number one is injustice.
Number two immorality. Whenever there is immorality in the society, its collapse. Look at the Romans, when there is any justice in the society, it will collapse.
That's our responsibility to make sure that our society stay clean, stay moral estate is good, is safer. And in the same time, it does take failed. And just to everyone, my brothers and sisters, we see today, so many form and shape of injustice and immorality in our life growing by the day. And it is all of us responsible, collectively, as a member of this society, to ensure that this is will not be the case. That's why I encourage each and every one of us to be more active, interact, to have more good and positive impact on the people around you, in your workplace, in your neighborhood, in our city, and so forth. And one of the things that I have to mention, as an example of our role in
spreading goodness, and justice and fairness in society, is to make sure that we elect those sort of present us people who believe in such things. And this is one of the most powerful tool we have in this society. And people die for this right, the right to vote the right to Allah. Remember, that officials only elected when good people don't go vote. When good people don't go vote bad officials comes in place. My brothers and sisters, we notice in this not only the rise of immorality, but the rise of the concept of liberalism. And I don't want to complicate this cocobod I'm turning into a social studies class or talk or lecture or talk about political science or philosophy. But
liberalism is not a bad word in general, liberalism is a good word in general, but liberalism can carry it with a very dangerous meaning for us as as Muslims that we see, not only as Muslims, but as a society. You have the social liberalism, we have the classic liberalism, the classic liberalism usually focus and liberty, while the social liberalism focused on quality. And each one of them has their own philosophy, we see the rise of the social liberalism in modern days, exactly that what you see in in Europe. And that's right. Basically, the first one, the classical liberalism is always focused on liberty to liberate the individual from the control of the government. So that is less
government control, less regulation, you know, open market, open, trade, free, and all these kind of concepts, but social liberalism levels, as focus on the issues and areas that some of them are good, but some of them can be very dangerous. And one thing that I want to mention in this regard, which is social liberalism, always empower individuals. And that means that there is nothing that's called an ultimate truth. At ultimate rights, everything is relevant. And because of that, when there is an environment, controlled by social liberalism, you will see that this environment, we have no respect for religion, generally speaking, because religion have a higher authority go against the concept of
equality, it makes the man and God equal, it makes everybody can think whatever they want. Why would it be controlled by someone or by teaching of some religious and that's a very dangerous and America always stands out from that Western civilization as a society live, believes in liberalism, but the classical liberals are on the rise today of this social liberalism, something required from us to pay attention, because if you notice, even our community start affected by that, where people will start thinking about being liberated even from the religion itself. My brothers and sisters, I do believe as a Muslim, that we should be free from blind imitation. We should be free from just
following people based in ignorance with no evidence and note knowledge. But it doesn't mean that we free ourselves from the principles that the Muslim Ummah agreed upon. I do believe we should be free from believing in fairy tales, and to be ignorant about our act with ignorance. We should be educated. But it doesn't mean that we free ourselves from the religion. I do believe that our mind and intellect should be free to think how we want and to give
That liberty for people to think and to be free thinker. But it doesn't mean that we follow desires. And that's the problem that we see rising today. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah Han Han, on the rice islamophobe on the rise, the attack on Muslims and Islam that is growing by the day. And mainly because of this election cycle, and for many other reasons. And I want you to remember this, when it talks about the summer, folks, I want you to understand that the work that has been done by this group is an organized, orchestrated effort. It is not a random attack in the media, or any divided fuel efficient, it's well organized, well funded, and well supported by so many branches, and so
many areas in the society. And if this is understood, clearly, you cannot count the such effort by random acts, it means we have to have as a Muslim, also, a war organized, world funded world prepared to respond to this lemma folk message in our societies can be one of the languages.
These are few, but there are a few, but they are growing. And we should not ever rely on that concept that there are few and the majority are not because he didn't know things, how can you go, we must always come closer to Allah. Because if you aren't with a lock, nothing can help can can harm you. If you take the means to order us to do in your inner harmony. My brothers and sisters, I encourage each and every one of you to document any incident that take place of racism are attacking Islam and Muslims, go to care, go to that civil society organization and document this because documenting it make our case strong. For us. Every legal authority can have to basically get back
those who abuse your rights are discriminate against you, or make fun of your religion, or don't allow you to practice your religion. We have to be strong, we have to raise our heads up high, we have to stand up tall, we have to have confidence in ourselves. Otherwise when you baiting people, right, you're
on the rise, that act of terrorism. And the sad news that we owe and the shocking news that he all heard two days ago, a suicide bomber tried to blow himself up in the message.
It reached that level. The message is loud and clear from these extremist groups, that there is no deadline that everything is possible. And we should as a society, and as a community as the Muslim community. Also remember few points I will end my talk with when we see the rise of number of attacking globally. That number one, that these terrorists rooms and the tops and individual do not represent Islam do not represent Muslims around the world, and definitely do not represent us as the Muslim community in America. We are a peaceful society. We're a peaceful community. We're a good community. We're a contributor community, not like what our chief beliefs, unfortunately said not
long time ago that there is too many Muslims in Houston insane. And that can be a concern. Can you believe a person who would say that about a big community like us?
It is a concern that we are be growing in numbers. No, we are a taxpayer. We are an obedient citizen. We are a contributor. We are a professional. We are the most highly educated community among the highest or most highly educated community, any USA, when
we proud of ourselves, we do need to apologize for the octave. Some individuals who do not represent us or our religion, also my brothers and sisters, we have to be very clear. We have zero tolerance or tolerating any kind of act of violence, any idea that encourage or inspire violence as a means of change. We have to be very clear about that. We don't allow it we don't tolerate we don't sanction any act of terrorism regardless would have taken place. As for ISIS in particular.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, anyone want to hurt Allah Medina alone will destroy him as he dissolved the salt in the water. Attacking Medina Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, it's a sign of the end, but I don't think it is only ISIS. It's just one name. And when we talk about ISIS, I
Want to make this crystal clear that ISIS is not the outcome of certain particular ideology? It's not the outcome of the political Islam. It's not the outcome of this therapy, not outcome of this one is no, this group or that group is the outcome of the injustice that happened around the world. It's the outcome of destroying a civil society in Iraq, and a civil society in Syria without providing an alternative. ISIS members are the outcome of the dictatorship of long term dictators, who ruling the Muslim world. If this is the outcome of so many mistakes, and Roman at justice been done against the Muslim, it is the outcome of the occupation of the land of the Muslim, it is the
outcome of the ignorance, those individual who lived all their life, the only thing they know is death. They don't know anything about the culture of life, and the celebrating of life, all over the soul in that early age, how their friends and their family member have killed and tortured and gone and never came back and bombed and then viciously destroyed. That's what the race, what do you expect such innovations to be? What
generation that you don't see in your life and the end of the child, the only life maybe they see in the end of the tunnel? Is the train coming to kill them.
That's the next the major reasons behind the existence of such extreme groups. And if we don't ignore that, recognize that we're not going to solve this problem any soon. My brothers and sisters, I don't deny that there are certain extreme views and misunderstanding of the religion. And this is our role as a society as a community, as the Muslim leader, as a seller to counter this. And if this has been said, Let me make it also clear to everyone in our community members, that counter of any extreme ideas or extremist group in America, or anywhere around the world has to go by two hands, the first one countering the ideology. And that's done by the scholars by the civil society, but
also has to be done by the law enforcement. It has to go both hands, law enforcement must trust the community, and the community must trust law enforcement as well. We have to work together if we want to make our place safe. My brothers and sisters, I asked the last panel with Allah to protect all of us. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to protect our community, because whenever these terrorist attack takes place, it gives us first as Muslims, many Muslims die, and most of the deaths happen to Muslim by these terrorist attacks. Then we get the backlash from the outside Muslim community. We targeted twice, I'm not crying, not whining, but I'm just saving a pack and we will stay strong. Because in
the end of the day, we know that Allah
Allah will never bring success to the corrupt ones. May Allah Subhana Allah to accept our fasting to forgive our sins, Allah Reuben our way up, you know,
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