Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
pursuit of excellence excellence excellence
keeps me Muslim.
That when I am today, I wanted to be better tomorrow. And when I am tomorrow, I wish for it to be better the next day. And when I am this week I want the week after to be greater and better.
And for me to be nearer Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lived and spread this faith and
finally, I remain Muslim because of my love for Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. He while he was so happy he admiring the talk from brother yahia Ibrahim will be titled, why I remain a Muslim. A bit of a brief introduction about our brother before I introduce him to the stage. Yeah, Ibrahim was born in Waterloo, Canada. In his quest for authentic classical Islamic knowledge, he travelled to meet and to study under some of the most prominent scholars of our era. Whilst attending the University of Toronto, he will travel regularly during his free time to further his knowledge of Islam. Yeah, he is now blessed to be living in Perth, Western Australia, along with his wife and two children. He is a regular
lecturer, so Muslim and non Muslim audiences around the world. He travels around Australasia, Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe and Canada to deliver lectures on Islam to a variety of audiences. Since Yeah, moved to Australia, my own country. He has been a religious advisor and also became the deputy principal of the largest Islamic school in Australia. At the moment, yeah, yeah, is attached to Curtin University where he fulfills the role of the Islamic chaplain. So I would like to invite our dear brother yahia Ibrahim, so come and address us on the topic of why I remain Muslim.
I begin with the greetings of Islam, the greetings of the prophets from the beginning of newerth, to the cumulation of the life of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I speak them to you in the words of our Prophet Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
these words of peace I pray them on my behalf and on your behalf as a true genuine offering that I put before Allah subhana wa Taala we say same prayers of peace have been uttered by all of the generations that have come before us as a way of beating good tidings and peace amongst humanity. I ask Allah Subhana Allah, the creator of all that exists in beginning our session today to spread his mercy, his favor to spread his peace and love between us. I asked Allah subhana wa Taala, who has brought us together from our various countries and cities, to bring us all together in genital Fidelis with Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I wish to begin by praising the loss of Hannah to Allah and sending the peace and salutations and greetings upon the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I also wish to begin by thanking the organizers of this auspicious conference, beginning with Dr. Zach COVID-19. And with his team Alhamdulillah, and competent staff at the Islamic Research Foundation. I wish to continue with greetings and congratulations to the people of India and to the Government of India for allowing us to have this opportunity and platform to stand before you and speak about issues that are related to humanity in the spread of peace. I wish to also thank all of those who are working behind the scenes
tirelessly to bring together this conference. And finally, but not least, I wish to thank our members today you have come to listen to these short discussions in sha Allah. We begin by saying Alhamdulillah wa salatu wa salam, O Allah
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to increase our taqwa our belief, our consciousness of him, and to bring us closer to him in our words, and our actions and our inner beliefs in our hearts. My dear brothers and sisters, why do I remain Muslim? And it's a very important question. As a Muslim, who grew up in the West, born and raised in a secular country, all of my studies, public school, middle school, high school, tertiary University, have all been in the western context. Why do I remain Muslim? A question that was asked of me. Recently, just a couple of months ago, I was delivering our seminar on Islam, diversity, multiculturalism, terrorism,
and Islamic issues. And after the conference, which had hamdulillah was very well received, one of the audience members came up and he asked, and he said, I loved everything you had to say. Everything was rational, everything you said was very eloquent.
But I just want to ask you, how can you remain Muslim? I said, What do you mean? He said, How can you continue to be Muslim after 911? After seven, seven in London, after the Bali bombings after terrorism experience in the city? May Allah protect it and its citizens in Mumbai? How can you remain Muslim? When there are people in the name of your religion? committing these atrocities? How can you substantiate and represent a faith that has people who have committed these atrocities? Why do you remain Muslim? And my answer to him on that day? And my answer to you today, in sha Allah, is a very simple answer. For many of us who are born into Islam, that choice of making that clear cut
decision to leave a life that preceded Islam and to enter into an old and into enter into a way of life that has been learned and taught through a revealed mode of thought, through the profits on the law. While you are seldom is not something we all have experienced. For some of our brothers such as the brother who has introduced us and hamdulillah. Today, they make a conscious choice. For some of the sisters they make a conscious choice, after study after sacrifice after questions, after evaluating, how is this going to impact my family? How is this going to impact my friends? How is this going to change my life at work at play at study? How is this going to change everything in my
life, and they make that choice to come towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. But for you and I who are born into Islam, for many of us, that choice is something that has been given to us as a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we really need today my aim today, and my objective is to establish why I continue to choose consciously willfully wanting Li intelligently, socially, precisely, choosing that great noble Islam that was delivered to us in its completion and finality by the greatest of the Prophets, and the best of teachers, and the chosen one of Allah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Why remain Muslim begins with a study of that revelation given to us.
You have to ask yourself as a Muslim, what do you know about the Quran? And how familiar are you with it? And how does it impact your day to day life? How has it changed the negatives? How has it increased the positives? How has it helped you socially, in your family, in your business, in your trade, in your leisure, in your difficulties, in your ease, in your comforts in your hardships? How is the or as a part of your life, because that is a part of the message of why you remain Muslim. You're not simply Muslim, because I can I can. Because of the way your grandparents were your great grandparents, your great great grandparents. What eventually happens with that leverage is that the
faith that is passed down is no longer a faith that is rooted in the heart. It becomes just rituals of practice. And that is one of the greatest things condemned by the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we seek that familiarity with the Quran. I remain Muslim because of the Quran, because it is that great pure revelation from Allah. So I begin to study. How do I know that this whole arm is delivered from above as a final complete, unadulterated, unchanging testament
Have Allah to the rest of humanity until the end of time. When you look into the Quran, you find a sense of all of reverence. You find that the greatest teaching, the central theme of the Quran is that Allah wishes to give us mercy. And that Mercy is believed in him Intel hate. The central theme of the Orion is a lost love to us by letting us come to know him. So you find that greatest chapter in the Quran, the sutra that we read each and every time in our prayers. And Mr. mcgrill clay, mira mahala, one of the great scholars of Islam, he said, Cyril Islam
the secret behind Islam is found in the Quran was an Fatiha and the secret behind the whole message of the Quran is Surah Al Fatiha was
Only you allowed to be worshipped. Only you allowed you we seek in help and assistance. But how does Allah bring that surah interview? Up begin by saying this smilla Rahmanir Rahim, I begin with the name of Allah,
the Most Merciful that Especially Merciful, for he is a rock man and Rahim. He is the gracious and the merciful. That is the inner secret behind this great faith of Islam behind this great document of the Quran, to come to know Allah that none is worthy of worship, but he that Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed Himself to you identified himself to you and made known himself for you to recognize Him as our agenda. So you come to that great realization that the Quran does not ask for anything more than for you to come to know of Allah. When you look at some of the greatest passages of the Quran. When you look at the different chapters, different sources, the arrangement of the
hole and itself, you find it marvelous. You find places in the land that are rhythmic and beautiful. As a person who studied poetry, in any language of the world, just hearing the rhythm of the Koran lends a person know that it is not made made. It is not written. The greatest of the Arabic poets lobbied was one of the greatest Arabic poets in pre Islamic Arabia. And poetry was so revered, that the people of quraish and the machete keen and the Arabs who elevated poetry and chair they used to take his poetry and put it on the walls of the Kaaba during the pilgrimage season. So that people in charge from all over the Arabian Peninsula when they would come, they would read his poetry in the
Kaaba, because it was the best. And the Kaaba was their place of worship.
And one of the believers he saw some of the poems written.
So he just simply wrote one verse from the Koran.
And he put it on the wall of the Kaaba, secretly at night. And as the people were making their tail off, someone noticed that there was a different writing that was in poetry that was in the lobby, and they told them come look, someone's put up a poem. And he came and looked at it and he said, Well, La Mer had that be sure. He doesn't know that. He doesn't know the message. He looks up and he sees one line in my head that be shared by Allah. This is not poetry. This is not poetry. It's not men mean no one has excelled in writing such revelation that was brought down from Allah subhana wa Tada. You look at places in the Quran and you find Marvel in the simplicity of the message and the
profoundness, the comprehensiveness of the message, and just to give you one small example,
Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says to us in the introduction of Surah Taha sauce, which details the life of Moosa in one verse,
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what a hyena ILA moves
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do who la Kiba Illumina mousseline in one verse, Allah gives two commands, issues to prohibitions, gives few glad tidings to the mother of Moses in one verse commands to prohibitions and to Bushra to glad tidings. Allah says,
We gave an intuition to the mother of Moses a command of the A suckle your baby. feed your baby for either a fifth gala tea when you are fearful for his life, put him in the water, put them in the basket, put them away in the river letter huffy. Don't be scared, don't be full of sorrow in naraku who he like he will be returned to you. What Yeah, you know, who mean Elmo, Celine and we will give him a station and messenger ship amongst these people. Sin statement is articulating a whole range of emotions for that one mother, the mother of Moses alayhis salam, and such as the power and the precision of the Quran. Allah subhana wa Taala tells us about this great message,
that he has a vow to be its protector. What in the hula, half moon, none will be of those who can adulterated and when you look into the message of the hole and how it was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed, so I send them and how it was brought from him to us today surviving in its book form, surviving in its oral form, you find it marvelous. Islam is the only faith that has encouraged the people and its practitioners to have that great spread and desire for memorizing each and every verse. So you will find in each and every land where Muslims live, whether in multitudes or in minority amounts, there is this desire and drive and willingness to learn the words of Allah even
from amongst people who do not understand the meaning of the language and the grammar that they have come to learn and to practice. So the Quran becomes a document that is signed, sealed and approved by Allah subhana wa Tada. And you look to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you find a need to identify him. You say this for him? Yes, I look at it. It has marvelous, miraculous statements. It talks about things that science today is just beginning to discover. It talks about the movement of the mountains, that science is just beginning to discover with plate tectonics. It talks about Walker and how it intermingles the salt and the fresh, and how the barrier has been set
by Allah just recently discovered and understood by scientists. He talks about the place of the stars and the constellations in the usages that we have for it. Just recently discovered by scientists, it talks about things that are miraculous, and you ask yourself, who was the man who has brought it to us? So my next step in remaining steadfast upon Islam was to learn about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And when I looked into the life of the Prophet Mohammed sitesell, I'm asking myself real questions, serious questions. Who is this man salallahu alayhi wa sallam who lived so many years ago that today, his words and commands bind my life
are the things that I use to measure my steps. His statements are what I state when I wake up in the morning, they are what I say when I pray to my Lord, his words and his statements are those that are used in every facet of my life, from when I sneeze, to what I say before I eat, to how I greet my brothers and sisters. Everything that is in my life seeks him in his life. So who is he? Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was no ordinary man. Yes, he was flesh and blood. The mushrikeen they would say as a love tells you in pseudocode for con Wakanda Madhava Rasulullah Kula Hello, I am chief and as well. What is it with this messenger of a law that he says he's a messenger of Allah,
he walks in the markets buying and selling eats food like us? How come angels didn't come down? How come he doesn't have a garden? How come he doesn't have an abundance of wealth? What has made him so significant? And let us look at this great significance of the prophets of Allah.
The Prophet was a man of normal height. He wasn't too tall and wasn't too short.
When you looked at him, you wanted to continue to see him. And when you turned away from him and went home, you wanted to come back quickly to be with him. You would be shy to look him directly in the face of the law while he was under, you would shy away from him out of your modesty for him. But when you entered into a room and there were many people, you wouldn't know who he was because he dressed he acted stood out the same as everyone else.
He didn't elevate himself with either arrogance. He didn't have distinguishing clothes or distinguishing features that distracted you from who he was as a sinful human being from Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he spoke, it was truth. His words were simple and short. He would speak little and be silent. Often, a lot of its scent and smell of his body would remain in a room even though he had left a person would walk into his Masjid and he would say Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was just here, I could smell fragrance solahart he was him. When he walked, he was quick. People had to run just to catch up to him. He was a man of purpose, a man of direction. He knew
where he was going and how to get there. solahart he was.
Never once did he strike another individual except in the path of a law, in battle and in war. Never once did he curse another. Never once did he yell or raise his voice in anger. Never once did he sallallahu alayhi wasallam be asked for something and not give it to the person who has asked him. Never once sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is recorded in a Syrah in his whole history of life. Did he eat a meal alone? He always invited people to share what he had. Never once something Allahu alayhi wa sallam did he forget about you and I as believers who would believe in Him, many hundreds of years after his life. Listen to the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for you and I,
one day he sits with his companions with the people who live with him. And he begins to eat, he cries. And they said now you've Kiko rasulillah Why are you weeping on messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? He said, Bobby, Bobby, I cry for the ones I love the ones I love. I know our listeners. Are we not the ones you love? Oh, messenger of Allah. He says, I'm from oz hobby. I love you, but you are my companions.
And levena You mean una de la la Moroni, the ones I desire in my heart, the ones I love, are those who will believe in me in my message, and have not seen me sallallahu wasallam? How can I not love such a man? How can I not revere such a man? How can I not trust such a man? And the issue of why you remain as a Muslim is an issue of faith? What does it mean to believe? If I was to tell you a story now? And I would say Do you believe me? What I mean by asking do you believe me is do you take me as the only authority that you would accept that narration from no one else is going to inform you of it except me. Do you have belief in this? And as such, when you believe in Allah, and when
you believe in Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wasallam you make that Shahada?
I bear witness I testify. You are a witness in front of court in front of humanity in front of all that exists. I bear witness, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, none can be worshipped or should be worshipped but Allah, what ash had you and I bear witness and I testify under Mohammed and Rasulullah that Mohammed is truly the great messenger of Allah sallallahu. Early, he was offbeat he was selling Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a man of strength. Earlier on the Allahu anhu, the great companion and the fourth Khalifa of this great oma, the cousin of the prophets. I send them one of the earliest those to accept the message of Rasulullah was known to be a man of
strength, physical strength, no one could wrestle him, no one could throw him to the ground. And it was almost as if you know, he had a sense of pride about his, you know, his strength. And the prophets of Allah Hollywood, Selim said, I know one man who can defeat you. I said, Who is the I will wrestle him yet? Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet told him go to this oasis. Under retreat, you're going to find what you know more or less than a man who's covered his face with his imama he can beat you. And he goes out into the desert finds an oasis finds a man standing there, covering his face with his mama with his turban. And he says, You are the one that
said for me to wrestle and the men nodded his head. So Allah He said, For Lula, let's have the first duel. And he comes and he's thrown to the ground. Eliade Allahu anhu says,
Give me a second chance thrown to the ground. I sadly the third time thrown to the ground for either who and why
Send them the profit then uncovers his face. It is Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. alejado de Allahu anhu. He also tells us is that hamilo? Please estimate Nabeel rasulillah when the battle was in its fiercest mode. During the battles of vaziri, the battles of of the battles of hundreds the battles of how you win the battle was at its thickest on the day of her name, when everyone was running. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the one they stood, and he uncovered and children themselves behind sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was a man of strength, but he was also a man of love, how he dealt with his wife and his children and his family, how we dealt
with his companions and with the believers who lived amongst him, how he elevated and honored the elderly, how he showed mercy to the young, how he taught, how he spread his wealth and his earning sallallahu alayhi wasallam how he showed his dedication and effort and study. All of that was an impression that is left upon your heart and my heart, oh, Mohammedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I remain Muslim because of the whole and I remain Muslim because of the messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I remain Muslim because of the Constitution of Islam, because of the great teachings that are found in the tradition of Islam. There's this great misconception, especially in
many countries, where acts of crime, barbarism, terrorism have occurred, where Muslims have been singled out and the faith, the belief of Muslims has been made to be a root cause of some of these problems. And it is a fallacy. It is an truth that is propagated against the way of Allah and the way of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I want to give you a glimpse of the dealings of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. I want to give you a glimpse of the true spirit of Islam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his words were important, but his actions gave you greater example of the meanings of his words. So you saw how he lived, not just what he said. And
this is the first and most important of reasons of this social conscience of Islam that helps me retain my faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala. That as Muslims, it's not just what we say, but equally and at times, more importantly, it is what we do. From our offer of salah and prayer. I want you to hear the draw of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I want you to hear just this one, one mode of invocation that the Prophet would make, and it just shows you the eternal struggle of the prophets I send them in bringing us towards Allah azza wa jal. The Prophet would complete his prayer. And he would say after saying the ceremony from a Salaam on income, you would say Allah him
and to sell them or Allah you are at Salaam the giver of peace, Allah himanta seller Sela, Wyoming Casella and all peace is derived from you
about Aqua water late how honored and elevated Are you Oh Allah, village Allah Allah.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say Allahu Allah Vickery Kawasaki, Kawasaki bathetic. Oh Allah give me strength, to worship you more in being ever remembering of you and victory, or shoe Creek and more thankful of you will host not a bad ethic and to make my Bandha better than what it is now some of the law
that eternal pursuit of excellence keeps me Muslim, that when I am today, I want it to be better tomorrow. And when I end tomorrow, I wish for it to be better the next day. And when I am this week, I want the week after to be greater and better. And for me to be nearer Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and that is how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lived and spread this faith of Islam. I want to tell you the story of the largest Muslim population living on earth today, in this one country, not too far from here, Asian country, one country
There are more Muslims in that one country than all of the Arabic world combined. If you were to add Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE, Libya, put all of them in one country, Indonesia, has more Muslims in it than all of the Arab world.
How did Islam enter this land where Muslims live in such large numbers? There was a few Yemeni sailors
either whose family, abduct family, they were sailors, fishermen, traders, and they got on their ship and they sailed the seas. And in a storm, their ship washed onshore, in a place and in a land that they did not know. Didn't know its people. Islam had not reached it. They didn't speak the language. A few sailors in a few ships land on shore and from them, marrying into the culture, building their massage and living a life of Islam of ease. You today have the largest Muslim population in any country in the world. Allahu Akbar.
Islam was not spread through hatred and violence and warfare. The Muslims, they left that Arabic and inshallah some of them went north Sahaba companions of the Prophet, they reach places such as your Azerbaijan mojarra further up, and they come to countries that they found were bitterly cold, that the land was snowy and full of ice and cold and they said heavy Bella sobre. This is a land we have to be patient. Today, we still call this place Siberia in northern Russia. They went west, they kept going west. They came by the cliffs of mountains, and they saw in their mountains, Alberto Hall, you know, oranges budokon and they said Bella Alberto call this is a land of many oranges. Today, we
still call it Portugal. They went south into the depths of Africa. They came to a land where its King and its people were full of peace. And they said this city, this country is darussalam a place of ease. They went east. They kept going east until they came to a city that they said this is valid amendment law, a country where a law has given security. Today it's still called Manila. This is the spread of Islam. This is how people came from that place of tawheed. From the moment of Allah's revelation to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It was destined to accept the words of the Prophet, that this faith shall enter into every land into every home into every place. People
shall come to hear of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Islam also calls to a great universality. It leads us to accept each other as brothers and sisters, my dear brother, my dear sister, those of you who have the honor and the privilege to go to the Hajj, to go and visit basil law, and to visit Mecca and to visit Madrid and Nabhi. The place of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his mosque, you will find an invigorated sense of faith. You will say to yourself, looking at the people around you. That is this Islam is not for one people or one community. We don't have a mosque just for Indians. We don't have a mosque just for Bosnians. We
don't have a mosque just for Somalis. We don't have a MOS just for our ob, you come to pray and you make the technium Allahu Akbar. You don't look to your right to see the person next to you What color is his skin, where he is from? What language does he speak what ethnicity or what racial background he is from. And we are as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, we are as equal to each other as the teeth of a comb. So you find the great teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spreading to us that great message of brotherhood and sisterhood and love for our fellow man. We find that great message of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that keeps us
attached to him, loving him, wanting him desiring him learning about the great teachings of Allah.
Finally, I remain Muslim because of my love for Allah subhanho wa Taala. Here we are, we have spoken about the Quran and the prophet in the Sunnah and the ethics of Islam. But if you really look at the importance of
That Allah plays in your life, you will find a great deal of regret and sorrow for not honoring a loss of Hannah with eila more than you have honored him. And this is something all of us in all of our capacities need to improve upon. My dear brother, my dear sister, we look at ourselves at times, and we see strength. You know, you look at yourself and you say, hamdulillah brother, you're here. I have money. Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah I'm employed, I have a job. I have a car. You know, I have a wife I have children. Alhamdulillah I have a little bit of savings. Alhamdulillah I have family to rely on our people to help me. I handle everything I have everything I need. And you forget that the
one who provided is a loss of Hannah hotel Allah, the One who has given you is Allah subhana wa Tada.
And the one who can take from you is Allah subhanho wa Taala. The one who elevates you is Allah.
And the one that can bring you down is Allah. The one who gives you health is Allah. The one who gives you illness is Allah. The one who spreads happiness amongst humanity for you is Allah. The one who puts hatred in the hearts of people against you, is Allah. Allah subhana wa is Allah is central to each and everything in your life. And once you forget Allah subhanho wa Taala your life changes from thankfulness and acceptance to turbulence and hardship.
I remain Muslim because I love Allah subhanho wa Taala you remain Muslim because you love Allah subhanho wa Taala you know when yesterday I arrived at two in the morning of hamdulillah from Australia, and there was a lineup a queue because everyone was checking for swine flu. You know,
everyone in the airport is being checked, you have to fill out a declaration. A couple of years ago, there was a chicken flu, right? And animal gets sick, Animal, swine, e kunzea. Chicken flu, a chicken gets sick, the chicken if a coughs on you, you get sick you can die. So Pamela, you look at yourself and think you're strong, a little bacteria, a little virus, you can't see it. You can't hold it. You can't push it, you can protect from it, you breathe it in, or eat it or ingest it. And Allah subhanaw taala can bring about your death.
As strong as you are will law here I feel for you are weak, as mighty as you may think. You have no defense.
as wealthy as you may be, you are poor to Allah subhanho wa Taala
as much as you have,
you are in poverty, you have nothing.
In the same way,
as weak as you find yourself as a Muslim. As a Muslim, look at all what's happening in the world. You hear of the tragedies that are experienced by Muslims and non Muslims and you find a sense of weakness.
You say I have nothing that I can do to help my brothers in Palestine? What can I do? I have nothing I have no ability to help my brothers and sisters here or there. So you feel that sense of weakness and Allah tells you you are strong and powerful. If you are with him subhana wa Taala and being a submitter, a Muslim, someone who has given his life to Allah, you gain that strength. Although you are weak, you are powerful and strong in your face with a loss of credit to Allah. I want to give you an example in the life of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the Prophet left Mecca in Israel,
him and above Apple back in a cave. The missionary King surrounded the cave, looking for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Abu Bakr says to the prophets I send a young soul Allah lo Navarro illa akademie him if all they did was look under their feet lower you do know they would find us. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him latter half Allah and Allah recorded in the Quran. If your kulula saw Avi Latin in Allah hermana he says to his companion, don't be scared Don't be so riffle. Allah is protecting us and with us. Here Abu Bakr is fearful and the prophet in one sentence gives you strength on the day of the Battle of Baghdad.
The Prophet was in his end, from nine
till morning, with his hands raised to Allah. His ends were put up into art so high that shirts fell off his back sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the Prophet was crying and weeping and crying to Allah. Oh Allah, we are the only ones who believe in you if you let us be defeated, who will help us
who will worship you? Oh Allah.
Abu Bakr comes to the prophet and he says to him, yeah Rasul Allah, in Allah, Allah, Allah will not ever allow harm to happen to you, we will be victorious, we will be strengthened, we will defeat the people of disbelief. Those two examples are very opposite in the life of the prophets, I send them. In one instance the Prophet is very strong and self assured. He says, Don't be scared. Allah will help us on the Battle of bed. The Prophet is crying and weeping and crying and weeping day after day in July. What is the difference? When the Prophet was in the cave, no one can help him except Who? Allah subhanaw taala. And because you're a Muslim, when you know that none is there for you about
Allah, you always go back to Allah. And that's why when you're sick, you're very sincere. You say, oh, Allah cure me, oh, Allah help me, oh, Allah helped me. You don't rely upon anyone, because you have no one to turn to. On the day of bed.
The Prophet wanted to teach you and I the same lesson. Not because he had an army sallallahu alayhi wasallam not because they were waiting to defeat the machine, not because they were the ones who attacked the caravan. Not because Allah had given them permission to defend themselves. That That meant he can simply say, Allah gave us permission, Allah is going to help us know. The Prophet continue to make drama and drama and drama and drama and drama. Because when you have health and when you have luxury, and when you have money, and when you have strength and when you have numbers, that is actually your weakest point. Because you begin to forget a loss of handling which is the
only one who can help you. And as a Muslim, I find great honor and satisfaction in knowing that Allah subhanho wa Taala who actually you levena is the protector and the aid and the friends of those who have true faith in Allah. That is the great message that is delivered to us by the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I'm a Muslim because of my love for Allah.
The last moments of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
are moments of great tragedy of great sorrow. But there are moments of great joy and love of the Prophet for us.
His final advice to the Muslim Mama was really simple My dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
The last time the Prophet sat on his member SAT, because he could not stand to deliver his talk. He sat on the member, and he said to the people,
I am about to depart from you. In the Fie conference, I am like a lone horse amongst you sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and people didn't understand what he meant. I'm about to depart from this Omar sallallahu wasallam
So what advice does he give us? Allah He can be soon he will soon as well hola aerocity hold on to my way of life. Hold on to the Koran and onto my way of life and the way of life of my companions, the great hula, the great leaders who will come after me. How do I lay her? Hold on to it the way you bite onto something that you can never let go of? And then he says to them, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. Ooh, see, can you be Nisa, if I give you advice? And I admonish you and I asked you to treat your women Well, the prophet talks to the men of the oma.
Treat your women well.
The prophets I send them then says a Sala Uppsala woman, Melaka a man
your prayers your prayers, protect your prayers, guard your prayers, protect your prayers, guard your prayers.
There is nothing that you will gain from this conference. My dear brothers and sisters greater than
appreciation for that great a bad Uppsala.
Those were the last words of advice of the prophets on the lahardee. Listen, a solid, a solid, your Salah, your Salah, your prayers, your prayers, your soul, not your soul now
Why? Because that is the criteria of your Islam. Do you want to know how good you are with Allah? Do you want to know how near you are to Allah? Do you want to know where you will be in Jannah? Do you want to know if your children will live a good life after your death? Do you want to know if you will have a righteous good halaal existence? Look at your solar.
Are you a successful believer?
Are you a Muslim? Are you a submitter to Allah? Are you one who prays to Allah truly
are you I remain Muslim, because of Salah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Allahu alayhi vein and our inner masala. The distinction and the criteria between us and those who do not believe is our prayer.
That separates belief from unbelief.
If I was to ask my dear brothers and sisters in the audience today, how many of us Alhamdulillah fasted the month of Ramadan? Please put your hands up in sha Allah. Allah Allah club 99.9% to be statistically accurate, we don't want to say 100% everyone Mashallah. I want to ask a second question, but don't raise your hands answer in your heart. How many of us in the last three or four months have not missed solar?
How many of us in the last month have prayed every fish before the sun has risen? How many of us have been conscious of our a badger to Allah? How many of us when we prayed we actually prayed that from the moment we said Allahu Akbar to when we said As salam o Alaikum, that at that time from those minutes that we have devoted to Allah we were with Allah Subhana Allah in our actions and in our belief in heart.
How true are we in our Salah? My dear brother, my dear sister, that message of prayer is an integral message in your life. It is what keeps you in belief in a law once that erodes. Once you're a bad that begins to dwindle. Once your Salah becomes incomplete. Everything in your life that is elevated is accumulation upon you.
Because it is a proof against you before Allah subhana wa Taala your comfort and your joy is in that worship of Allah azza wa jal.
I want to conclude with a Hadith of the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He would say to the people, that the Hillel was an Imam. A person hates sweetness of faith. Who is this type of person?
One of the types of people is the one who hates to go back to coffee after entering into Islam, so Pamela, a person can taste the sweetness of Eman when he hates to be anything other than a believer in a lot. For many of us who are born into Muslims, that sweetness of faith
is something that we are unable to experience because all that we have known and all that we have taken for granted is our belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala but let us rejuvenate our Eman. Let us increase our faith in Allah. Let us make your art in conclusion for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to protect us and to protect our faith. I asked a loss of Hannah who was Allah taala the Lord and the creator of all that exists to bring his mercy and Baraka upon us. I ask Allah Subhana Allah to make a successful Muslims great Muslims. I ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless us and our homes with the love of the Quran. ask Allah subhana wa Taala teaches from the Quran, that which we do not
know and to help us remember that which we forgotten. And I ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to allow us to live a life that is based on the Quran.
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inshallah, now we will have time for question and answers approximately 25 minutes. Just a reminder to go over the process or the format of the question and answer session. We have three mics, one at the front, one at the rear, and one for the sisters. As always, we offer the chance to ask questions, firstly, the non Muslims. So if there is a non Muslim who wishes to ask a question, just contact one of the volunteers and they will put you to the front of the queue insha Allah. Another reminder, which I beg you all to listen to this time is to make sure that your questions are relevant and on the topic. Keep your questions short, concise, and only one question at a time.
Also, please do speak very loudly and clearly because it can be a little bit hard for us to hear you here up on the stage. So make sure it's nice and loud so that we can hear you. And lastly, do not forget to state your name and your profession before you ask the question. So inshallah We'll begin with the first question from the front mic. Salaam Alaikum. Salam may upgrade our say,
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Molly consola. He's very impressed with your talk. And you just want to ask them a question that how can I spread the word of Islam in today's youth, especially in our country Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah salam Allahu alayhi wa sallam about as a person who seeks to spread the message of Islam, there are really three steps, three things that we have to do. One is to have sincerity and floss to Allah subhana wa tada that our wish to spread the faith of Islam isn't because we want to convert someone or for someone to accept Islam as an honor for us. But it is to be genuine in our treatment of others and to call them to what we firmly and truly believe in. So to
have sincerity and to know that it is only Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, who we seek, there is no fame or fortune in it. So having that sincerity gives you the ability to work effectively in that cause. Second, is to learn and
learning and knowledge is very, very important. What is good about inviting someone when you do not have what it takes to invite them to. And that's why people like doctors economic and the organization of IRF, and so on, have done a wonderous job and under the law in spreading the message of peace, and it's spreading the message of Islam, and bringing people from diverse backgrounds, from different cultures from different languages. Those who were non Muslim and entered into Islam, those who were born Muslims, those who were raised in the West, from various backgrounds who have learned a little bit about Islam, to teach it. So Elaine is a very important prerequisite. And third
is allowed to practice what we say. It is no benefit to tell a person about Islam, if we in our life are negligent of some of its greatest and more important teachings. Sometimes we come to a person and we say, We want you to do this, oh, Islam teaches this, this, this this, and then you look at an individual and they are negligent with their wife, they're not good with their children, they have not given the dedication to their soul that that it deserves. They do not read from the Quran for themselves. All of it is based on others and not have introspective look within their life. So last well a while. And one of the greatest things My dear brother about the spread of Islam, is that
Allah Subhana Allah is the only one who controls the hearts
So you can sit with someone and talk and talk and talk about Islam, and it has no benefit to them. Because Allah Subhana Allah, Allah has locked their heart from the faith of Islam. So in having sincerity if a person accepts Islam Alhamdulillah if they don't under the law, because you were sincere to Allah, you will have learned and you are seeking to practice and to teach. And those are three very important steps in sha Allah. I also finally advice from myself, that if a person is not able to make Dawa himself to others, it is to support others who are able, sometimes we're not able to travel to Canada or America or here or there to give Dawa. But you know, for example, some of the
brothers at IRF or other organizations are, so be volunteers in that organization, be generous in your donations, give to the cause of people who are able to perform that obligation that you are not yet able to meet in Charlotte law, which is like a law. So the next question from the system. A salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
My name is Barbara nissa. t. My educational qualification is Ma Ma.
It is true that one cannot change his or her destiny. Yet we used to blame someone who are not friendly with us. Don't you think this is Sherry? And Allah subhanho wa Taala will not forgive us? Just a common law fair candelas salatu salam ala rasulillah. From what I understood from your question, sister is that sometimes we are fearful of a person that we are not friends with? Maybe it could be something of magic or envy or something of this nature. Is this what you mean? Yes, yes, sister. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in the authentic hadith narrated by the Imam and Buhari align
the evil eye someone looking at something that is yours with jealousy is true. It's a reality. Fati model de la hora and have the daughter as the hero of the prophets. I seldom when she gave birth to Al Hassan or Al Hussein and a woman was coming to visit her in the home. So the prophets I send them said, Don't let her see him. Don't let her see your son. And just point to where he sleeps. But don't put him there with a rock, put a stone and hide, give him to someone to look after him. So this woman she came and she says Where is your son, your newborn? She said that he's sleeping, he's over there. And later on the rock was broken in half. This is an authentic hadith of the prophets of
Allah while he was sending. As for magic. There are evidences from the Koran and from the sooner that people who disbelieve in Allah Subhana Allah even though they might claim to be Muslim, and have performed acts of Shin can try to harm a believer, whether it's to make a husband and wife separate, whether it's to make children hate their parents, whether it's to make a person depressed or sorrowful. These are all things that are found in the traditions of the center of the profit center. But central to align to the evil eye and to evilness of magic. is the order of Allah Subhana Allah Wa maham vivar Rena v min ellaby inilah they are unable to harm anyone except if Allah
subhanho wa Taala permitted. So as a believer, you never have this fear. Who is this? What are they doing? Why are they saying this? You don't have this level of paranoia you have reliance on the loss of Hannah Montana. So how do you protect yourself from the things? One thing to do is the Quran read the forum often especially Surah Al Baqarah, especially in your home, especially at times of feeling sad or sorrow or in difficulty? In Surah Al Baqarah and in Surah, Allah Emraan and in Surah Taha in the three tours is Allah is greatest name as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, whoever reads the three sutras and makes the app to Allah, Allah will enter their door and protected also in
terms of the evil eye and in terms of magic. Try to be in will do as often as possible when you enter your home say Bismillah Allahu Akbar. When you leave it say the same before you eat, you say Bismillah before you drink all of the rituals of Islam, practice as much of them as possible. And finally, B with good company B with people who are of righteous company or who lead you towards a loss of Hana want to honor and recognize that there are also Muslims
who try to use our fear to make money? Anyone who comes to you and says, look, someone's done this, I will protect you. If you give me this large amount of money, you say Get away from me this is not the way of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam if someone is good at helping, reading for iron and making roughly Alhamdulillah you can give them a gift. So this is how you know the true from the untrue. In this help, will la hota Allah Allah Allah. Thank you. Thank you. We'll go to the mic for the next question from Taliban sorry, from Blackpool Assalamualaikum. My question is, for antithesis a que la tierra Sol does the hierarchy stop there or we also have to follow sahaabah or
we also have to follow tabin Tabata when and where this hierarchy and Jazakallah Fairbrother. If you completed the verse, you will see where the hierarchy ends, we're only emiram income and those who are in authority above you. So the authority above you has a wide range of meanings. For example, the laws and the dictates of the land that are not a direct condemnation of the laws of Islam become part of the laws of Earth. So for example, in Australia, as I'm driving, if I come to a red light, I won't give you India as an example, because I've been taken around the roads a little bit red light, green light, yellow light, from what I understand, I've only been here maybe 24 hours seems all the
same, right? But in Australia, for example, red light, you have to stop. If I'm driving at three in the morning and no one is around, I still stop not because anyone is going to see me or Elise is going to give me a ticket or out of that but because it becomes an obligation upon me as a Muslim. So that is a part of the laws and that is part of Odin I'm also only am are the scholars of Islam. When you come to a Mufti, someone who you trust and no is knowledgeable in Islam, you have come to see an answer. And they provide you an answer that maybe you were hoping it would be a little bit less or not that not as strict as he was, or as she was in the answer that they have provided. for
you as a person you are to follow the truth. Even though your heart may lead you and may want you to follow something else. So only am is the evidence of the truth. Once the truth is evident, it's an obligation for you to follow it. If you have not come to know the truth, then you are not accountable by Allah Subhana Allah to Allah until you are knowledgeable of where the truth lies in that situation. Allah Whoa, tada lol Adam. Thank you. So we'll have the next question from the sister in channel.
My name is Nazneen Heather, and I'm in a media profession. Actually, the thing is, we have always known that Islam is a very peace loving religion. And I've never quite understood the concept of non vegetarianism in Islam. I myself, I'm a vegetarian, because I've never understood how we can actually kill somebody who has lived and then consume it. We come to understand from the life of the prophet SAW Selim, that he did eat meat at different moments in his life, and meat was plentiful, and it is something that is permissible for us as Muslims, so there is no restriction. That is a general prohibition. But there is no harm for a believer to say, Well, I don't feel that I want to
eat meat, and to take a vegetarian course in their day to day life. It would not be proper though to say to a Muslim, you cannot slaughter on the days of read and those rituals are a part of the faith of Islam, we earn a blessing and a reward from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, on the day you're very, and there are rituals that are done in the Hajj, that include and necessity make it compulsory upon us to give a heads up to make a slaughtering, to feed those who are poor and it is a blessing from Allah to the rest of humanity. Thank you. Thank you, sister, Jazakallah, Hokkaido, that is all the time that we have for question and answers. So I'd like to give a very big thank you to our dear
Chef yahia Ibrahim for his beneficial talk and question and answer session. So please do give him a big thank you.
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