The Higher Goals We Must Achieve As Muslims
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slug out was a Sunni hidden Libyan killing him while he was behind it being a Tor hidden Allahumma and the Santa Monica said on the Baraka Gerardi woody Quran, Hey, you know what Hinata Salam yahaya yom Allah Muslim, IANA Mohammed, a lot of Muslim Deanna Mohammed along under saddam amin kisara tabarrok Tejada Gera kromm in our Hinata Salam. Yeah, yeah. I am supposed to, and I am instructed to say a bunch of religious things that will make your demand go up. But I believe 90% of you in this room already believe in Allah subhana wa. Tada. So would you take the first 30 seconds? 10 seconds? And would you raise your hands? Don't ask for hidayah start out talking to Allah, Allah now that I
am guided, and then ask for something. If you would take 10 seconds, raise your hand if you don't raise the hands. I'm okay. Don't worry. I will raise the hands for you. But every person in this room for 10 seconds I've been given some time with you. How can we say things about Allah? How can I tell you things about a lot when you haven't talked to Allah subhana wa tada by herself. So I encourage you take one deep breath in through your nose, try to breathe, feel it in your diaphragm. Right? It can be a talk without me talking about breathing right, bro. So take a deep breath in through your nose. And if you would tell, don't ask God to guide you. You're already here. So I
would imagine there's some amount of guidance Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you if you would raise your hands then the challenges of the Muslim American I think it says American Muslim right? which one does it say? very different and I will get to that by the end of this evening. The challenges of the American Muslim or they don't talk to Allah subhana wa tada at all they get some guy to fly from Dallas to tell them Allah loves them. Let me tell you, Allah loves you
I can go home now before we do that there are four ways might be raised his hands and every second on this clock means something to me. So when you don't answer you waste my time might not be made law in four different ways. My profit artists Salatu was Salam. He made law in four ways. Could anyone show me the first way that he made law? Okay, number one, the hands together, the wrist bones came to his clavicle like you're begging for something. You guys seem to close to the harbor. So close your wrist bones to your clavicle. Number two, we see what was the second way might not be made to us. So this is just fine. Number two, number this is number three. When did this happen?
Anyone bending the elbows? He was bleeding. He was on his knees. Where did it happen? thought if my nebby walked out, you know when you get out of the swimming pool and your sandals go quick. My knobbies feet bled and he fell in a ditch and he raised his hands how belt at the elbows and the rewire of Buhari says that his beard dripped in his tears, but his head sunk deep between his sternum and might not be left his head. This was number three anyone for a number two, one might not be lined up his wrist bones to his frontal lobe. My Nambiar is Salatu was Salam placed his frontal frontal lobe this higher sense the thing that gets you a degree here in college, he put it down in
front of Allah subhana wa Tada. So if you would join me for 10 seconds whether you accept that you're religious or not. Allah loves talking to you why you don't talk to Allah we'll come to see in a minute in a minute. A lot mine to set on women because saddam developed a model Jelani where he could on how you know, Sam yahaya young medical studies us lately shot me Kula Wanaka Kimmy Ilana
Yala, I asked that every one of us you rectify all of our misconceptions about you? Yeah, Allah I ask that none of us is struck by the arrow of anxiety overcome by the wave of depression and yeah, Allah we pray none of us is infected with hopelessness. Yeah, economic Accra mean we are intending to speak of you. Yeah, Allah fill our hearts with light Allahu Akbar kulu phenomena nifa all of some of us have hypocrisy. All of us have some hypocrisy in us all like Don't make us to face tonight. Oh Allah make us amongst those who are here for guidance not to watch a show. Yeah, Allah we ask you to hear and listen to those slaves who will speak to you now.
A lot mine not
Yeah, how you you're a young bureau medic as the lead asleep literally shut me good law. What are you kidding me either an FCC or 14. If you're in your moment right now, don't put your hands down. I'm going to start my talk but if you're in it to win it right now. Bump
Whatever I have to say, and if there's someone in this room who's in their law, and they're like, Whoa, let's go for it. Forget whatever I am going to say and use this opportunity. Because if you can get 4g inside this building, how can you not speak to Allah subhanho wa Taala please the SIM card right here and press it to the ground. I guarantee there's reception anywhere in the world of hamdulillah al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was salam wa su de Nabeel Karim Juana de he was locked behind Athena Taki, Dean, burn sisters, I have fulfilled the formality of sitting. I believe that the Kuma doesn't need to sit anymore, we have sat for a very long time. And now it's a
chance for us to look at two is so if you would open the digital machine that Allah has blessed you with this little digital machine here. Do I have to do this every time? Okay, I'm going to do one thing on the pictures though. Anyone and I'm asking you,
anyone who took pictures during the law, please, please erase them.
300 people made the law and the only thing you thought about was oh, my God, put it away, please. I'm asking you to put it away, you will not be able to capture angels in these. But these guys, they'll capture everything you say anyway. So it's okay. Ask him to take a picture, you'll be fine. So please, if you can take the digital machine out, which is so beautiful, it has one eye it tells me everything that I need in my life. It tells me whether people like me or not. And when I feel bad about myself, where do I look? If you're in an elevator and you're all alone? And you don't want to make conversation? Because you look like this? What do you do? You stare at a blank phone? And you
And then you look over the other guys, what are you doing? Nothing.
So please use your phone for something beneficial. I'm making a second request. Now if you took a picture, please erase it. If your phone breaks tomorrow morning, and you didn't erase the picture, it is possibly my fault. Number two, let's not turn this into something more than it needs to be if you would take your digital machine and go to your App Store and download a list or you could go to Google and type in the word 99 Names of Allah. Right. All those got 99 names including a one right? Okay, yes, here we go. This is definitely college code, this is going to be good. Tell us. If you would download this app, I'm telling you, most of you who do not have a list of Allah subhanho wa
Taala as names you're losing out in life. If you would now take this out, erase the picture that you took set a app to download anything that has the 99 Names of Allah, there's one called 99 names, it's free, set it to download, and then take the digital machine and open your Quran app. If you don't have a current app, cry a little bit and then download a foreign app because you have Angry Birds and Candy Crush in between I swear the Quran will fit. So if you would download that it would be greatly appreciated. And it will make the rest of the evening work. Run sisters the problem the issues that Muslim Americans face we're going to talk about that in the last 15 minutes. The issues
that American Muslims face is that we don't have Allah subhana wa tada in our life. We have to be we have to talk to someone about a topic so that you can feel good about what you heard today and go home and do the same exact thing. I'm asking you today to turn the paradigm on its head I'm asking you to forget about now and step back into the past with me when Allah subhana wa tada so now you have the phone open. It's downloading to apps. If you have a Quran app open with someone open surah cosas what surah number is Surah cosas
very close very close. Brothers 28 Zach Lowe, Clayton and I are number 29. So we recited surah casas Ayah number 29 brothers who stared at my face when I asked you what number of classes how many points did LeBron James drop last night?
Yes Don't Don't answer happily
This is the place where you start looking to the sky like LeBron Islam what I don't know what you're talking about. No, you now they're debating no is 23 bro.
I saw it is good game. It's not worth it. It's not worth it. If you know the names on the backs of people's chests, and you don't know the name of my Nabhi if you don't know how many hairs were on the front, this opening here the sternum of my Nabhi how many hairs grew across it? If you don't have that number, you have his jersey. Maybe that's an issue that American Muslims face. Right? So could someone reading the first word of surah cos 28 i a number 29 if you would just read that first word it starts with fire alarm mean with a W on top of it.
Last hand wattana and we'll go through this and be if not you use your intellect by the way
Reading the translation. You don't need me for that. And why don't you need me for the translation? Because when our parents got here, was there a translation? No, there was one usefully. And now we have it on our phones, but we don't read the books. So we start again. Musashi. Salatu was Salam came out of the desert. He was a convict. He had popped someone in the head and that person died. He ran into the desert, he met a woman with the permission of Allah He married her now. hotshot young men beautiful man, marries woman from the village. from back home from Iskandariyah from Rawalpindi from Hyderabad. They get married, they trot over and they're taking this long trip, they're gonna
come back to see the inlaws. They're gonna come back to see the old hood musante salatu salam gets into the desert for llama Baba Musa. What happens after that after Moosa gets to the middle of the journey with his brand new villager wife? What does he tell them?
Anyone you could read the transition? I saw a fire in the distance Can you tell me anthropology students or social psychology students? What does fire represent to the man to the human being? sheet?
People it represents people one more
food food I'm sorry, I missed one in the middle. I heard fingers.
Anger. Okay, guess that's all like metaphysical Not right now. So right now fire means I like to look at them and learn crease.
Right now five. If I'm in the middle of the desert fire means heat. It means food. It means some guy even he's gonna kill me or he's gonna save me. Musashi salat wa salam is in the middle of the desert. He looks out in and he tells his villager wife, I want that Fresh Off the Boat feeling. He tells her You wait here, because it was a girl from here to be like, No, honey, I'm coming with you.
That was supposed to be funny. That's real. Y'all be like, I'm not waiting the desert. So he comes out and he goes to the fire. Brothers and sisters. Why did our parents come to this country? Because they saw a fire? And what two words did he tell his family? They saw a fire and what did he turns back to his villager wife? And what does he say? Salaam. Allah be pleased with all of them. What two things as he pointed out yet read the translation. Don't take my time up here.
He she asked them in the eye. What does Moses say? There was there's fire I'm going to bring. I'm going to bring news information of better education, better chances and hope and,
and some maybe some fire. I'm going to bring information I'm going to bring fire. That is I'm going to bring you a better education, my beloved children. And what else am I going to do when I get to this new amazing world? I'm going to feed you better. I'm going to give you fire. You're going to be in a house that gives you climate control. Musashi salatu wa salam, like our parents went, and where did he go? He went to the mountain he removed his shoes. And what did the burning bush say to him brothers and sisters?
What did the burning bush said?
He said in me?
Pause. You all are people that believe Smaug the dragon was real? You are all people who have seen some portion of some game and given your life to it. You have watched an episode of some movie and you believed it was real for a second. Would you come with me for a second and answer this question? When Allah speaks? Does it sound like a woman? Does it sound like a man? does sound like a soprano man? Does it sound like a high pitched woman? What is the sound of God sound like? And what would it do if you heard it? And here's my last question. And you still should ponder this. What's the background noise when a lot talks? Right now I'm talking to you. There's background noise. When God
talks to you. What does it sound like?
Now pause hold that in your head for a second. You're like how are we supposed to know when I say and only a few of you will get this but this is the heavier Meteor portion at the beginning. When I say what you thou, Ilana, whom ye thou Quintana? whom ye da?
Whoa, pause. For those of you who know the answer, which one of these is right?
All of them? Which one will Allah say?
All of them. And when Allah speaks, when I just recite it, if you listen to it on a power, if you listen to it on frequency, every single sound was occupied. So when Allah speaks, it's not the same. of bush turned him and said, Indeed, I am a law and our parents came to America and they found Islam. How many parents can stay in this room right now? If they were back home, they wouldn't be as religiously involved as they are today. Our parents came here and they found the last panel Tada. And in the last 20 years, what did they do? They built massages. They built schools. It's not about
Hello is a Bihar anymore guys. It's about halau fusion, I can get my Chinese and Indian food I thought our parents came here to get a better life and all we our generation discusses is how can we make life more comfortable? So do you see a direct parallel? Musashi Salaam saw a light massage? And I'm told this family wait he went to the light he got guidance. I only asked you one question. Where was musala salaams family this whole time
they're in the middle of the desert right? So I'm Muslim I come back to my
routine. If if that's your sister from outside please
whatever difficulty they go through Could you repeat after me Allahumma jedna See? Mostly betina
a lot reward us in our time of difficulty some calamity happens over a lot this difficulty give me a journey it was loose now.
Make the call was loose man.
Thank you You can feel it now.
And change what loofah Iran minha and whatever thing that I lost whatever calamity she's going through whatever Southern burned while you were making it was nothing afraid Amina God give me a better one. Is anyone in this room in a difficult time? Is anyone having any American Muslim in this room having challenges in America? Please repeat after me then bumped my talk Allahumma as you're gonna see mostly Bettina
our law and say it in English if you could in your heart Oh my Lord. Oh Allah. I don't know what word do you have for Allah? What intimate word Do you know a lot through will talk. Oh Allah reward me in my time of difficulty was Luna play ROM? Min Ha.
Can you grant the end? mean Ha.
I'm sorry, friends. I just told you about frequency in the sound of God. If you don't say that correctly, I don't know that it will work. You don't understand. Like sometimes we think oh, it's the meaning that God said these words. That's it? Do you need in your small human brain frontal lobe, which is about what 13% of your brain? Do you need to know that? Oh, I know the Arabic yet. So you know everything that Allah said. Let's hang on America. Let's just hang on for a second. We came here and if I can rewind the cassette,
we came here on our parents guys that we would get a better life. anyone in this room? Can you say compared to your parents life? Your life is better? Anybody?
Oh, y'all some dirty people, man. Y'all know this. Don't count. Your life is better bro. up like this. Y'all are like, Yeah, sometimes. This one time at that weed camp. My life was better. What? How many people are most churches? My father's? How many of you walk to school? How many of you had the difficulty of taking care of parents? How many of us what my dad tells me stories of living on pennies. They would go and split a T one by three. They would do things that we would never fathom. How many of us have it better than our parents? That's my first question to you. Thank you. God bless you. along my filler hump. Y'all. Your parents had iPads and and the 16 different. I had a
cappuccino machine in my tent.
like three weeks ago. No joke I was looking at I was like, you're a sign of the Day of Judgment. I hugged the machine. I was like,
I'm going to heaven. Does this. We already here just add the latte. No joke. We had a cappuccino machine in the water for 10. And was the whole nine man the whole nine. So if you're waiting for some like neon sign in the sky for a lesson on here, there's a day of judgment, then I think you're missing. They came here friends. And when they came here was America home Yes or no?
When Papa got here and he climbed up on the stool of the you know, and he squatted on a regular toilet.
You know, everyone's like yeah, that was that was my Chacha. Was that guy home? No, that guy was not home, bro. That guy needs a place in the ground floor. He could squat but I have people they get up. Is that guy home? Can some educated person Tell me a guy who squats on top of a toilet? Is he home?
Yeah, he's definitely that his dominion. Ben sisters. Our parents came here. They came with
The idea that back home was where we needed to take care. And then what did we do after they built massages? For the last 10 years we pointed at our parents and said Buddha, you do haram things. You go to this Quran funny you do this. All of a sudden our generation This was American Muslims. I don't know if anyone's as old as me here. But the 30 somethings remember when this all this group, the college crowd started knowing more Islam than their parents. No parent can give me a little like Hoda. Parents, that kid doesn't come home from a weekend seminar and say, huh, be that haram? hanafy v sharp, no, it happens. So the first paradigm shift that I wish to illustrate from these two is
Musashi, saddam and his wife came to a place they wanted to seek something good. They got it from America. Now I'm asking you the question. Can you imagine if Moses went back to his kid and said, Hey, I just talked to God and his kids staring at an iPad going, bro, you're in the way.
And we laugh, but we're still thinking that can happen, man. I stood in front of the harem. 13th What is it a month ago? There's a kid playing Need for Speed on his iPad. What was blocking the iPad? What was the iPad blocking? the Kaaba.
So if Musashi salat wa salam came back to his kids. And he said, I went to the mountain. I built a mustard for you. I built 1020 years of Islamic school. I got you an eat stamp. I there's you have food everywhere, isn't it New York City now has eat? I mean, can we say a lot quicker to that and say at hamdulillah St. hamdulillah? Allah keeps giving like you feed a fat child. But then oh, my generation?
are we picking up from our parents where they left off? Or are we saying we got our own problems? Here's my first simple thing for the American Muslim challenge. And as long as you put American first you come first, in Islam, everyone else comes first. Then you come.
So think about this simply when your parents got here and they brought Islam and they brought this Deen and they started sending money back home because that was the only place you send money back to your family back to the poor people back home. Where is home for us? For 90% of us in this room? Where is home?
You're kind of wishy washy on this fam. Whereas home is right here. I'm sorry, this concept of its head on this is Donald Cooper bro. kids got kids got kids here in America. Now. There are people who live here and have been born here. Anyone born and raised in America and to be Muslim here. All right, right. How many of you born and raised here and were born Muslim for example, how many born and raised here and became Muslim?
Yeah, that quote can took you pretty far. But
there are nine tablespoons of sugar in that. So enjoy. Now slowly put it underneath your cap or handed to your mom be like she gave it to me. That's my parents will figure Oh, hey, are you gonna hurt feelings like that? Now? First step, everyone in this room considers we're American Muslim. So if someone define American to us, what is American mean that you have? What kind of characteristics be nice?
You're confident you're liberal, right? open minded. Here's my first request to our generation. If we can, Uncle Auntie close your ears, if we can have lunch with the gay guy. And we can sit next to an accounting class, the girl who has 13 piercings in her face. And we can sit and tolerate the guy who's talking to us about who's a better basketball player or whether Jay Cutler can throw a ball or he can't, we will do that. But as soon as we meet an uncle or nanti in the mustard, who doesn't follow your perfect version of Islam? Are you all up in arms? Bro? Why do you? Why is all of a sudden such a big deal? So does in the bad?
Man, why do you need to drink liquid sugar during an Islamic like? Is this one of those extreme Islamic talks? Like Yes, brother keep teaching us.
I think my talks done American Muslim challenge drinking and eating stuff. That's not food. That is the challenge. So now I will go into my three three things that I'd like to list. Our parents came to this country, our parents built masajid and our parents gave us the opportunity to cross a line. Now sisters, I'll start with you. There was a young sister while I was flying through a slime through Turkey. And there was a sister covered head to toe ninja. Michelle la de my family covers that way so I can say it. So was superduper and I'm also going to say gloves because I kind of respected that because we're an international airport. So I'm walking by and please don't lie
brothers. When you see a covered sister. What do you do?
It's like the only one you could look at and be like, sister
Are you okay?
And then when she's not so, like smelly,
so wonderful to see you come to love your job, but it's important to know. So the first thing the sister that she walked by, and I thought to myself somehow unless she's doing something, and sisters, maybe only you can connect with this, but this is a girl born and raised. And I think her parents message got through to her. Her cultural issues weren't that bad, because we are trying to fit Muslim in America. Once you switch it to Muslim American, we have no problems. So this girl, and you know that girl Who asked you a question, but doesn't want an answer. She just wants to say it. Yeah, that girl. So that girl walked by and she goes, Aren't you hot? And this girl like fully
stopped? She looked down She goes, of course I am. That's why I'm wearing this.
I'll try one more time because some of you are like a tube light. It takes some time, but it's coming.
It's coming. No, because there's still people like that. Wasn't that cool?
So the growth completely covered this girl who was dressed inappropriately came up to this, Aren't you hot? And she built that perfect suspension kind of stuff? She goes,
of course, that's why I'm wearing this. And I was like air high five and like go away slum. Does that girl have a Muslim American complex? No, because she's a Muslim. She cares about the society around her covering her body is in no way. It's it's no way rude or obnoxious or oppressive. She does realize, wait a minute, creator of all creatures in universe. Yeah, decided that these creatures are the most beautiful in all of humanity. So he cloaked them. But yeah, we don't like that explanation. So we'll leave it go with Yes, of course. That's why I cover brothers. The second component that if we could start understanding this simple thing, when our parents start sending
money overseas, we disconnect. How many of you have a homeland? How many of you are going to go back to them? You're going back? Okay, um, the last some of you do? How many of you don't have a homeland? Connecticut is my homeland. Anybody, or the rest of you don't live anywhere lined up in a lot. That's the problem. You want me to speak to you? You want me to tell you information that you could watch them a YouTube? Am I right, bro? You could watch it on YouTube. Am I on YouTube? It's there. I don't want to tell you information, I want you to know that it's inside you. So three cultural issues that we have. The number one is brunch bridge, the cultural gap. If you meet an
uncle who's not like you, why do you treat the gay guy nicely? Because you have to be understanding, but you can't talk to Uncle for 10 more minutes. Oh, man, I can't do that. No, you know, he's somehow we become averse to them. So when our parents try to do something simple, we automatically create this cultural gap. That was nice to do in a conference 10 years ago. Number one, my generation please close the gap. Learn to stay quiet and sit in front of an elder. And if they say some story about one, something happened, not in smile. And when your dad asked you what day is it for the fifth time today? Say it's Saturday?
I'm so glad that you told me. I'm so glad that you reminded me. Because if you run this logical group, you will only turn Islam into a fashion show. You will only turn Islam. How many of us know someone who drinks alcohol? We all know some right? Muslim, right? And it's your bro.
That's not a cultural issue. Guys. That's not an issue that you face in America. It's the fact that your Islam has not come first. So if we could take a moment, let's bring the main purpose of why we're here. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? No, I think I've established this first portion. Moses saw light. And we saw light. We came running here. And when his kids grew up, they were all hanging out and Snapchatting each other. And then their parents turned around and said, I'm a doctor. I built 20 mustard. They're like, yeah, bro. What's good. And that's what I'm asking you to understand. I'm not going to pick on our parents. They built the massages. I'm not going to pick
on the next generation who build Muslim schools. I'm not going to pick on the Muslim people who make money off of you by selling you things. I'm going to say it's us who watch TV shows and watch movies and then still say but I believe in Allah subhana wa Tada. So draw the parallel.
Number one, how can I export money to help someone when a woman shelter here? This is why I do these things. I don't do fundraising dinners. But I speak at events for economic because of the woman's shelter. Nobody knows how it is for to be a woman. Nobody realizes and it's such a sad thing that it's now become the thing that you emotionally play people. So I will give you the greatest widow, I will give you the most honorable woman that might not be saw beauty in. So give me three things in America. In order to face these challenges. There are three things you will tell me. Let's start at the beginning. And this is a revision for you some of you so I apologize for those of you who know
brothers first revelation in the whole Quran.
Someone stabbed me slowly with a dull knife. Just start here and work your way back. Try that one but not not you guys god bless friends. I am not TV. I am real
I figured somehow more would help you. Brothers the first revelation in the Koran God scripture to mankind God wrote a love letter to mankind and then sent the most beautiful human being in the universe to bring that love letter to you what was the first five is?
It bought Bismillah beacon Landy Juana, Allah subhanho wa Taala said in the first component in order to have a Muslim identity, you would need one thing that was knowledge know basic things. But after this knowledge, five eyes were revealed how much knowledge is the profit and loss on need? Just that little bit? He came down the mountain sisters, I hate to break this again and again. husband comes running down the mountain. He's been meditating in the mountain for 15 years. My nebby meditated 15 years before an angel came to him. He walks in broke, does he go to the hookah lounge to go to his friend does he call text abubaker?
Does he ra Serato. Sam runs were
sisters. Your husband of so many years walks in the door and says honey I think I'm crazy. What are you gonna say? Metallica 10 years.
Which is funny for the second but what's not so funny? What did Khadija the Allahu tada and say, What was her response?
Allah will never forsake you. You take care of the orphans you are good you keep your contract. You're a good businessman. This is what every wife can benefit from as a Muslim American give the some of the good characteristics of your husband tell them yes you forgot the garbage and you didn't do this but you are such a good boy. Right? He'll feel good right? So what is this second component now five is has been revealed the prophets a lot SLM is laying wrapped in a cloak. What's the second revelation? This whole group could tell me
very good, you got it right.
You're correct. I'm trying to see if they could just repeat what you said.
God will not do.
What's the second revelation to all mankind?
Can we timeout here for a second? This is why we don't need speakers anymore in America.
Because all you need to do is type our name in and you watch a clip and then you think it's some guy with a hand up his backside and someone's talking and look how pretty it sounds. Our oma will die. Our oma will drip the blood that is dripping right now if we live like this, the second revelation to all of mankind the second time God talk to the earth
Camila Illa de la
de cosmic Rupa Nila de da de de
de la second component to being a real Muslim in America is don't just have knowledge second component. God asked him to pray half the night. Could someone help me out here how much Quran has been revealed? I just told you how much Quran has been revealed and the prophets being asked to pray half the night How much? five verses and six verses here? How many verses is that? 11 my nebbia suppose now, please, I'm asking like rapid fire. These are easy questions. Please feel how long is the Arabian night? Relative? How long would you say at nighttime isn't every 12 hours. Let's cut it in half. He spent six hours with his family six hours taking care of business. He had to do
something six hours my nebia supposed to pray. I only have 11 verses that's five lines of Quran. Please fill six hours for me call out things that will fill up six hours for me to read 11 verses. What could you do?
What could you do to fill up six hours of time?
But you have to be praying. This was a good one. And you definitely go to college? Because how do you feel six hours you sleep? I like you. I do. I do. Okay, let me rephrase the question. Don't worry, bro. You had a good you have a good story. Now.
Let me rephrase is this is still I guess this is the South. So let me speak a bit slower.
There was a chicken. I want you to try this one more time. My Nabhi or Amen. Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prayed half of the night for six hours. He only had 11 sentences to fill six hours. What could he do with those 11 sentences to fill the time? repeat them number one was the darling he wanted an atom Tila. Realistically that's about 45 minutes. Okay, good. Someone took 45 minutes. Fill up the
Rest of the time. elongate Oh.
But realistically I'll give you an hour on this. So I got an hour 45 minutes you said something? illustration Okay, so we've got the positions 15 minutes in ruku 15 minutes in such that that's if you count up I'm still stood at three hours. What else is my nebby doing for six hours a night you had one block Okay, so now you have a guard law.
But guys, you mean to tell me he was a machine that talked for six hours? You're missing one thing call it up. consciousness and sister when you are conscious and your husband putt, putt putt putt is doing his thing and you'll zone him out? What do you have to control when you're doing that?
Okay, how do you control the brain?
Your brain breathe
my Navy students a lot quietly because if he recited loudly like I did for that hour it would have been heard my Navy stood quietly my profit when I say nobody y'all understand. Okay, now the Prophet peace be upon him. He said that he would stand I would ask you for the second component after knowledge. Take this one thing that you learn. Don't think about Islam five times a day, think about a law every time you take a deep breath. So if you would take a deep breath in through your nose
fill up your stomach and let it out through your nose.
The second component that Mohammed lost a lot of money with some of them had after knowledge with spirituality and the third what's the third revelation?
Yeah, you wouldn't want that their sisters Can you tell me that the next is the
home funder if you didn't know the answer I was going to put you back in the back and put a curtain you fought to get here you might as well know something while you're up here
yeah and you have that the boom What is this word mean? Stand up there are three components to the complete Muslim American identity number one it is to have knowledge number two it is have the spiritual connection with a law and spiritual connection is too much of a foofy word. So instead of spirit what should you take control of
consciousness is too too tough
brain how do you take control of the brain? breathing thank you so much taken to a live your breathing so if you would read one Rabbana with me and I think you'll see something that the why I keep saying American Muslim culture. Everyone with me if you would sit on your tush not on your lumbar spine. Would you sit up? We're gonna read Quran
Take a deep breath in through your nose. Say the word apples.
Can you can you see the A please? apples? I want you to take that one level up into your nose.
Now recite the word apples
pitch here's your third pitch this is a new Apple though. This is the apple of general I want you to preach it y'all don't know about the South I want you to preach about this apple. You will tell me about this apple so if you take a deeper breath into your nose one more time in through your nose.
That was the same as recite ticker. One more time. in through your nose.
now preach it. Can you raise your voice you're already leaning? Yes alarm for 30 seconds bro. Okay, brother will sit up with you.
That was tough.
perfect pitch, pitch.
you guys got pitch you guys got pitch.
I'm just gonna leave it here for
Assignment says, Let's play a game Allah says and you will repeat what Allah says. Meena?
Stop. You know anywhere else in the world, you could gather in a room with 350 people and go on pitch like that.
Nowhere in the world could you walk into a room. How many people are there? How many people don't know everyone in this room.
The Muslim American, the Muslim American. He has no cultural issues. He can walk into a room of 500 people that he's never met before and would you just one more time pitch on this one.
that you can do better pucker your lips and then open it. News.
Tell me you didn't hear it better this time.
Keep doing your thing, bro. Let the haters hate. Let them sit there sipping, top sip passed site got passed around that hater. One more time.
Oh Allah complete our light. I mean,
I don't think we have any cultural issues in here. We just saw 500 people going, you know what we need to do? The problem is we always need to keep a non Muslim friend around. Because everyone's like, you know, what's the big deal? We went to a party had together. Hang on, buddy, bring someone else in here and do what we just did. We don't have a cultural issue, guys. We have a problem with Muslims and Islam. And we'd like to stick the word American in front of it so that you don't feel like Oh, I know a girl who wears niqab, but
that's the issue. So if you would bring Muslim and inside that word, root word is Islam, it would be a lot easier but unfortunately, our religion got hijacked. And unfortunately everything is halal and haram now. So I'm going to ask us to pull the final card.
In these first years of Muhammad Rasulullah solaia son's life, he was not called Mohammed the Prophet right. And I closed on these points, as he was called, he was called Mohammed sodic, truthful, good guy. When the Prophet peace be upon him carried the garbage of the woman who threw who kept cursing him. The elect tell him if you carry a woman's old woman's grocery God will have mercy on you know, why did he do it?
Can you can you tell me?
Yes, but you got to go a step further. That I mean wasn't revealed. He was a good person.
Before he was called Mohammed Rasulullah. he bled like Muhammad Rasulullah before he was called Nabil of Allah. He walked in the street like the people that before you see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, any hadith of halal and haram you heard 1000 hadith of he picked up the glass piece. The young girl comes by a Buhari narration of a young girl named Emma. Amma radi Allahu taala on her she comes up her entire narration is the prophets a lot of sound came into the room and he touched my face.
That's the whole narration. She made it to Buhari because she said he touched my face. Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lived the concept of Muslim before we called him Muslim. So if you want to become an American Muslim, or a Muslim American, at least define both of the words because when this country was established, it was to take care of people and be kind. When our Deen came to us. It was to take care of your neighbors my parents got here in the 60s, my dad opened one of the first halloumi shops on the west coast. And he said it was Christian, Muslim Jew, we just wanted to be good people. Then we got full of education.
And then we fell apart. So if you would take this moment to gauge yourself on three things, how well is your conversation with the last one what on? How frequently do you talk to Allah? subhanaw taala because bro, the fashion is going to change. Right? One day someone's going to be doing this next day someone's going to have the weird haircut. Remember the Fushi thing and now it's shaved the head and do the side thing. I mean, that's always going to happen if you think that's solely culture you're not you're missing the boat.
I'll close the lens on one simple part. The prophets a lot is on took care of women before there was a hadith. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam married hottie God Allahu taala on how before there was anything that said take care of the widow Mary the women might have he did it because he was a good human being. If you want to face challenges in America, do one thing, bridge that gap. The people who brought us to this country, respect them, venerate them, wash their feet, click their toenails, sit with them, listen to stories of our pindy and how they made a fool out of a cup made of rice. Listen to it, because every child who comes to me goes Oh, my parents aren't wise. Wait a
minute, your parents wisdom was supposed to come to you while they were yelling at you that your clothes are too tight or that you smell like hookah. Then there is a beta. You know, one time I actually this happened to when does wisdom come out of your out of your parents on Thursday night when you sit by their feet and you say Oh, tomorrow's Juma. Let me just clip your nails real quick that mom just sit when you put lotion between their toes. And if you're telling me it's dirty, then clean it for God's sakes. If you're
Your feet are disgusting.
Because if you're not ready to clean their feet while they're alive, that dead body of my father when it leaves, I will wash it with love.
I know this crevice I would like the little extra lotion here. No your parents, that's the only cultural challenge we have. When Miley Cyrus his dad says she's just exploring. That's our problem. We cut parenthood out of the picture, because we desecrated the role of women in the society. And somehow managing five kids alone at home while your husband works is not good enough. Give that responsibility to a man he will die the cultural issue and the only issue that we face is we threw under the doormat the people who gave us the foundation we stand on. Why are there 500 people in an MSA room in a college because MSA in 1967 drove around and they started going door to door saying
hey, can we say something about Islam? So now let's talk about all those uncles who don't follow the Sunnah. But they established everything we stand on cultural Muslim issues. I think the issue is just Muslim. If you put us in Swiss Switzerland, we do the same thing. I asked you to guide and bind with people. And my time's done. So if you would take out the digital machine, there should be some new gift for you. And I will conclude there might not be took care of. If you take your phone out, I will talk a few more words so you don't look awkward digging into your pants.
You shouldn't laugh
if you would take your phone out now. What are the challenges that we really face? How many of us find it easy to become to be Muslim? None of us. It's very taxing. It's not easy. Is it? Can anyone agree with me? Has it come to that point yet? We're holding practicing Islam is like holding a hookup cold in your hand. Anyone? You know some crazy guy tried that. So don't raise your hand.
Oh, you guys are okay. I got I got pretty, pretty tough right now. Brother. I go to the airport like this. Nuff said. Right? It's not easy right now. What we need to do is stop listening to 15 minute sound bites. Get Islam away from Twitter. Get your religion away from Facebook and you're like how do I do that? You travel? You work with economic relief? You go the money doesn't matter as much. I got off the plane in New York for an ignite event. As I walked towards the airport this lady I don't know if anyone's from Long Island New York.
That's not familiar. You got a grant or something?
That 718516 that's what's up. Okay, nevermind. Look at the rest of the stuff for
now we'll conclude on this.
I walked down and woman came up to me and I apparently looked a little bit different big New York prime it was like the mom from Everybody Loves Raymond. Check. I need that. I was like, Oh, wait, what racist thing are you gonna tell me? She said do you know? And I was like, no hate. No. I was like, Yes, but I have no affiliation with them. Please talk to my lawyer. I love them all Muslims are good. Barney is a beautiful creature.
Gotta memorize that guys kind of memorize. It will get you out of some pretty tough stuff randomly like so. Did you buy any fertilizer recently? Like I love Barton.
Okay, friends she came up to me she said every day during Sandy every day during the storm it net people would come to my house it can relieve specifically came they bought sell they bought food they built my house. My door was broken. Can you for once not take the dollar bill out of your pocket doesn't mean anything. We spent $6 on coffee. Go Stan. Y'all have a volunteer thing?
If y'all could do that, that'll mean something else. I'll conclude on something greater than every single word I said by 100 Can we read the 99 Names of Allah does everyone in this room believe that allows real
How can you not know his name bro?
When Allah comes up to you and says you spent four years receiving four years gets you a BS right? Now it gets you bs
four yes it does Bachelors of Science sr, Islam Islam always Bachelors of Science. Right? So without a loss you get to Allah was gonna say what do you do in your youth our last four years getting bs then Allah will say what did you do after that and spent two more years after two more years of you get ms? Would you just more? Yeah.
Then finally a doctor. Can you ask you what did you know? I spent eight years after I got more BS. And I got what after eight years what do you get? You got a PhD piled high and deep because your pH your bs is now piled high and deep Mashallah, like I say all of that comparing to the fact that when Allah says, do you know my name?
No, I was too busy. I piled high and deep. And if you're done laughing at that, I am jabbing
you memorize the names of a lot. That's the only problem with some as Americans have. Because if you define the Muslim as someone who believed in Allah in all of his 99 characteristics, we will read them now you will read who electorally is. I believe and I'm screaming at you my generation. I wish someone told me a lot isn't an angry guy in a chair who keeps flooding the earth every time you miss fudger that isn't Allah. I wish someone would tell me that because we were brought up and bred if you do something, brother, that's her mom that's shaking her arm with sneakers behind white sneakers, her arm. We grew up with that, right? I'm telling you, Allah has 99 names and he has so
much more than the hologram that we're stuck with. Y'all have your phones out. I'm about to go home. So let's read some ground
Would you stand up
along the same
look, I'm I'm already pretty emotional as it is. So I'm gonna ask this one time and then I'll make sure that your phone melts like a piece of ice.
I'm sorry. It's like that. You got issues
But you know when you say this, then some guys like I'll show you and it's like a garden it man. I don't have a problem. If you record it, don't do the pictures, bro. Oh, you all with you folded hands, open your hands. Open your hands. Stand as if you're standing in front of Allah subhana wa Tada. When you stand for salon. We'll get back to read his name.
You got a laptop plugged into this. Do you have a laptop plugged into?
Can you pull up 99 names from Google?
How many people got on their phone?
You got your phone? Can you kind of like lean over? No brother not to a sister.
She was like
when you read the 90 minute stuff, deep breath into the nose.
You will hold at the top I will read the names of our Lord when you can't take air just let it out of your nose.
Deep breath in their nose.
Deep breath into your nose again.
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a unicorn. You watch john oliver Good for you. Mashallah lay, it is a unicorn and even though it doesn't exist, I will pick a unicorn Why? majestic means if you go up to a unicorn and be like you're really cool. Does that make the unicorn any cooler? If you go up to Allah, oh my god, Allah. Yes, he's Allah. Allah can be Rouhani
Musawi pass electroporated without an original form. Then Allah subhana wa tada Musa will Allah didn't leave us a blob, he fashioned us into the skeletal muscular frame that we have. He then put ligaments tendons, and then he put little nymph note lymph nodes to clean our body. And then it allowed the view without no luck painted you perfectly. And it was so weird.
And hard he could barely get muscle which I love.
D low semi elbow sleeve? What is besito mean?
So can you and I'm asking you to do this as a shift right now. Everyone in this room? Answer this question tonight when your eyes closed. is Allah watching you? Or at this point in your life? is Allah watching out for you? Is the love watching you bro? Or is Allah watching out for you? Have you crossed that line of I'm going to hell I'm going to hell and have you said Hey, I'll let you with me right we got this? Which which scenario Do you live there's a lot watch you or does the last dollar Watch out for you.
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What is bothering me?
Can you ask God when you're alone? Can you ask the hidden one? Oh well I don't understand all the things that are going on in the world helped me understand about him.
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compassionate anyone else kind How can you say God Be kind to me when you haven't been kind to mankind cultivate Allah's characteristics inside you become more godly
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Bora all cars here anyone has heavy student loans, or anyone who's in financial issue right now. Just say the word Mohini.
Oh, give her a finance. Oh, free from all needs. And once you Allah Yeah. Mohini helped me get out of this. There are two next to each other read the translations to me. There are too many. Honey, Elmo, Honey, can you tell me what it means?
The rich Endian richer? Can you tell a lot of pay off your loans and say I'm never going to go away? How do you know that Allah is going to do that if you don't know his name.
Know what is newer mean brothers. Allah is the light in your life. ask Allah for life and the body.
or she, boo, Allah subhanho wa Taala is timeless. He is outside the realm of any concept of time. I'm asking you to and I'm appealing to you. It is us, our generation that will write American Muslim culture. We will decide whether super tight clothes but a cloth on your head still counts as his job. We will we will decide well, before college before you get married, do what you got to do. And then get married. We will decide that and we will decide. Well, it's just one bad scene man. We're going to the mustard. It's a must. It's a must thing. We're going to the theater. It's just a couple of bad scenes. Remember fat, Fast and Furious? The first one. Remember that? It was just one bad
seed. I bought big guns like I don't remember that. It's just one. Now we're up to seven.
Yeah, so just think about that. It is our culture that we will write. For the first time in history, you are being given a pen. And the last thing, right? You will make history. I'll have the idea about the unguided. So Rashida support, my talk is done. My topic is done. So now this is all personal. Everything I say is personal after this developer if either yes or no, I'm asking every person in this room did Allah subhanaw taala God himself? Did he pray fudger Yes or no? There's a lot fast. There's a lot go for Hodge. Does God
know what is the only thing that every person in this room whether they prayed fudger or didn't pray Father, whether they smoke something inappropriate, whether they backbiting whether they said anything? It doesn't matter? What is the only thing that Allah subhanho wa Taala does that's a verb that I get to do as well.
If you don't know this answer, which mama knows perfectly now if you don't know the answer, listen to it carefully. I'll ask you again. Next time you are alone next time you are the end of a button next time though, who is going good, good, good. Good. Good. Good. I want you to stop for a minute. And if next time you're in a movie you enjoy. Why can't I love you then? Why can't you for a second be like Thank you. This was nice. This was entertaining. Why can't you because there's one action a lot does that we can do as well. Every time you are alone. Every time you feel depressed. Anytime you feel hopeless. I want you to remember one eye on the forearm in Allah. How are
you soluna nebby indeed, God and the angels themselves, said Peace and blessings on Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the rewire of Warsh. Yeah.
Allahumma, Sanjana Mohamad. So now, at no other level that you've done tonight, I'd like to see the walls move and if we get kicked out it'd be really cool
with a deep breath in through your nose Allahumma
let the air out now what senlin
brothers it's not a sound in English You got it. You got a grunted in your mouth say now
it's called more strength
it's a question. When you say Mohammed, what do you do with your lips?
You pocket them like you're gonna do what?
You can kiss the baby girl up guys. Like your kiss baby. I want you to imagine the face of Mohammed that would last a lot money and sell them. I want you to pack your lips and imagine that they place here and say Mohammed rasulillah
a lot of Muslims he was suddenly Allah Nabina Muhammad along my son Elijah Muhammad, Allah Subhan Allah Muhammad Allahumma suddenly Ida Muhammad what we just did right now God did it with us next time you feel alone leave the tablets in medicine ask a lot. I promise this American Muslim thing it'll go away. Oh, I don't do this. I don't know if you were going to do that. But look, I got this different thing. You all enjoyed the talk somewhat? Can you can do it with me?
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meal caffine a llama India's Luca agenda. Allah we ask you for paradise there is no one else who can get us to paradise Walmart for about you they haven't called you Mohammed and Allah we don't want to wait for the day of jasmine. Oh Allah we ask you for hints miles marker signs that we are going to Agenda by making us love the speech and the actions of the people of Paradise to becoming a not Allah forbid make hot on the Hellfire for us a lot tonight. We beg of you those of us who are asking for this please close our books forbidden from the Hellfire I love writing for it to be hard on for us to go there. Yeah Allah we ask for your protection and as a hint that we will never see since
field touch or be around the Hellfire Yala. I asked you that the speech and actions of the people of Hellfire there's something that are dirty to us. 30 seconds talk to your Lord 10 seconds please close.
via my cell phone. I said I'm gonna name a
small question. Anyone have a challenge of Muslim America anymore.
With the book of Allah, give your time. Allah will make everything better.