Before the Boat Drowns!
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ICNA Dawah Conf 2020
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I'm your host Muhammad Hussain tuning in from Los Angeles currently volunteering for Vyas Nam, Southern California. I would like to welcome you all Ecuador conference 2020 Islam the solution in the time of confusion.
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belt holder and runs a full time Martial Art Academy. I present you You shall ever
Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah here, but a character who Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah, were at early, he was happy, he said, my, in my bad, I don't have very long so I want to be straight to the point in sha Allah Who to Allah before the boat drums. Now, when you think of before the boat drowns, in terms of that were, you know, my mind is brought to know at a certain point, or know what and the time that he lived in. And we can take a lot of lessons in our current
world when it comes to the life of an ACM. You know, he preached for a very long time, very few people listened to him, he took very few people with him, his you know, his own son didn't listen to him, he built the large Ark, you know, try to save all of humanity, and only a very few decided to listen to his message have to read now,
before the bow drowns, and this is something that we need to learn in that way. And I've always considered this a prerequisite a prerequisite of that. Because when we look at the unmute, we're all of them from from the time of Musa to Jesus to our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam me about peace and blessings be upon all of them. They all carry this prerequisite with him. And we can see it in their in their life stories, and it is exemplified throughout the plan, and throughout their life stories that we are told, and you can find it in the Sierra of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam. And this prerequisite is that you must care you must care about people,
in order to be involved in our in an effective manner or in an effective level and for it to be consistent in order to continue upon it in order to be doing the hour. You know, for years and years and years and years. You need to have this prerequisite of concern for human beings. Because we look at the life of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before receiving prophethood, he cared about people, he was always trying to find solutions to help his people through the evils that were in the society. He was always trying to help them overcome these evils. To the three to four daily he used to retire to the cave, and fast and think about, you know, the problems he people his
people faced and how he could help them in this concern allowed him to continue the message for the rest of his life with some genuine
intention. He even said you know that I'm like someone who stands on the edge of a pit of fire trying to call you away from it holding you by the back of your collarbone collars, but you keep throwing yourselves into it. If we look at the life of na, na Sam,
Na Na Sam was told by ALLAH SubhanA wa Anana to build this large massive boat and knew what was coming. He knew that the destruction
is is coming to his people. He knew this.
He could have saved himself. I mean, look how long he had been preaching his message. And everyone kept turning him down and turning him down and turning him down and turning him down. It did not turn him cold. It didn't turn him against people. It didn't make him harsh. It didn't make him
hard hearted, he could have easily said, You know what, forget about these people I know the destruction is coming, I am going to save myself. No, he did it, even though he knew probably the most of these people are not going to listen to him. He knew from all of his life that the majority of these people are not going to listen to me. So I'm as we'll just say, myself, he decided to build the boat anyway, all the effort that it took to build the ark, to build the ark of Noah, he did this out of his concern for people first and foremost, he did it out of his obedience to Allah subhana wa tallas order, but also he had genuine concern. This is why he went out after building the boat, and
called people to come on it called people who wanted to be safe, because he had a genuine care and concern for humanity, and their, their, their their souls. And he tried to get them to understand the message of hate. So we have now a situation where the world is in deep darkness, the world is in deep darkness and it gets deeper every single day. We, we witnessed this, we see this all around us for any of you who are actually plugged in to the real world, you realize that the world is getting darker by the day. And we know that there will come a time where Allah subhanho wa Taala will end all of this, he will end all of this and bring this to its final fruition. And we have to have as a
society of Muslims, a care about the general world that is around us, a general care about the world that is around us. We have to understand that that Allah is an obligation. This is why I got into it. And this is why I will stay in Iowa in some form or fashion for as long as Allah subhanho wa Taala wills for me to remain guided and living and breathing and capable.
Because it is an obligation. Allah Jennifer Allah tells us in sort of Jonah Hill with the Elizabeth Rebecca Bill Hekmati, a woman, resident Hasina,
called into the way of your LORD with Wisdom and with good speech. Now, if there were no other
subjects of data was spoken about if the prophet hadn't told us to convey from me even if it's one verse, if you haven't commanded us during the Farewell Sermon, if there wasn't so much evidence about the station of Dawa, this one verse from Sultana hen puts it into clear perspective, its importance and its station, because Allah subhanho wa Taala begins it with a General Command, a general command grammatically the word Dawa, the the root of that word, the same as dua, but Allah has changed it grammatically into the state of command, or the same like when Allah says, or to pick up the masala these are all command, words that are commanded you to perform an act of worship for
ALLAH SubhanA, who were to Anna Tao, the call of Allah subhanho wa taala, in his command to do it reaches the same levels. So we cannot shy away from it, because we will be questioned about it. Anything that is given to humanity as an order, they will be questioned about anything that is an obligation you are going to be questioned about. And your dereliction of duty will be held accountable. And I know there are a lot of people's and I've been I've been hearing this for years and years and years now. I've been you know, doing this data thing now for almost 15 years. And I've been teaching our courses for well over a decade. And I always get the same type of question or
concern about the hour that Yes, Brother You shall we understand that was very important. But I don't do it because I don't have time. I don't do it because I don't have knowledge. I don't do it because I don't have this that there's something that you don't have. That keeps you from doing it. And my response is always the same.
A command from Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, cannot be avoided because of lack of time, lack of knowledge, lack of ability, lack of courage, is the same like salah, if I were to tell you that I've been a Muslim for 2122 years, but I've never prayed Salah because I do not know how to pray. I don't have the knowledge of how to pray. Am I excused? No, I am not excused. I am sinful. I am sinful. If I don't pray because I say I don't have the time to pray. Am I excused? No, I am sinful. I am absolutely sinful. If I say you know I'm in a public space and I don't have the courage to pray in front of other people. Am I excused? No, you're not as
Use your sinful, because there is a legal ruling in Islam, that anything that is an order, then everything that makes you capable of fulfilling that order is also a command. If salah is a command, then everything that you need to know, in order to fulfill the obligation of Salah is a command, knowing how number one going all the way back to the basics, knowing the rules of taharah of purification is a command, knowing the rules, the rulings of Willow is a command, knowing the rulings of the Salah the or can the pillars of the Salah that is mandatory is mandatory, making time for Salah is mandatory, have encouraged enough to pray Salah is mandatory. So because of the fact
that this is mandatory, everything that comes along with it isn't mandatory. So if data is an obligation, which indeed it is, then the necessary components for you to have, in order to share the message are also obligatory. And that might be different for every person, I'm not saying you need to go and become a global speaker on the data we're not I'm not even suggesting you do that. I'm not suggesting you do that I'm not encouraging you to do that whatsoever. But within your own realm, within your own world, you have to look for the opportunities of data that are presented to you, as well as look for ways to make opportunities and open opportunities to share the message of Islam.
And that can be a very simple message. The Prophet example of the hour was very simple, called Live Allah to flickering say that there is no deity but Allah, and I will guarantee you success. So it was the focus of that Allah has always been on to heat. And that is the core of that one, anything other than the cultar heat is not the hour, it may be partial Dawa, or the message or delivering some Naseeha some advice. But it's not that Oh, that is the Elizabeth Arabic. This is the calling to the way of your Lord which is to read in Islam.
So, in order to share some information about Tawheed Of course, by default, one must know about to hate, and that cannot be stressed enough that to read must be firmly rooted in every single Muslim. But every single Muslim who wants to do their work must have a clear grasp on the rulings of their head and Allah subhanho wa Taala when it comes to his law here, his automobile, and alisma will affect his lordship, his
god ship meaning his right to be the healer, the only healer, and the only law that is worshipped and his names and attributes. But look for the opportunities to share this message in your daily lives whether it be you encounter someone on on a regular basis, you introduce them that you know that Islam is the solution to the problems facing the modern world, which it is we have no doubt about this. This is an issue of certainty for us that Islam is the solution to the modern world's issues and problems. But we as Muslims need to have some care and concern for the memorial. We don't need to just sit back and watch it burn, or even worse, wish it to burn and be a part of those who
help it burn. We need to be a part of the solution. And we need to be offering realistic, holistic solutions to the problems of the world. For far too long as I finish in my last four minutes, our Dow has been completely ideological, which is fine ideological data, convincing people mentally that Allah subhanho wa Taala exists and it deserves to be worshipped, masha Allah. But what can Islam do for that person? This has always been my question. And trying to give that out to people is let me show you what Islam can do for you. And I know what it can do for you because I was once a non Muslim, who was on the brink of destruction in my life, the brink of nonsense. the brink of
insanity, the brink of all kinds of
crime and pestilence and Islam saved me what hamdulillah it changed me into being the person I am today which I'm not a great person, but I am I'm a much different person that I was at the age of 17. Let me tell you that and at least now I wake up every morning knowing my person knowing my purpose, knowing who Allah subhanho wa Taala is knowing who Mara is knowing who to worship. That is how Islam can save someone it can give them purpose and definition in their life. It can change them. That is what we need to be offering to humanity before the boat drowns before the destruction comes before the the sky cracks before the stars fall before the oceans boil before the day of
judgment we need to try within our capacity as human beings as Muslims who believe in that, you know a lot more to
share that message with as many people as we are humanly capable of doing so. And in by doing that and having the intention to do that, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada will reward you for not only obeying his verse, But he will reward you for following in the true path of the NBA. Because for sure, the one true path of all the NBA that they share, beyond most of them were shepherds and they had other things that were in common with them. But the one true commonality the one true thread between all of the NBL was there, Darwin to lay loving Allah, they're calling humanity to tell heed in Allah subhanho wa taala. And that is the legacy of all of the envia that is the legacy of our Prophet
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the greatest human being terrible on the face of this earth. And that should become and remain the legacy of this modern uma as it was the legacy of the time with companions. I thank you very much for your time and hopefully anything I've said it's been beneficial in some way. May Allah bless you all. There's your brother Lucia.
rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
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