Channel: Yusha Evans
Dawah Training Lecture 1 – Part 1/5
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what I want to do is ask how many because I did a couple of sessions at mesh it or none? How many people here attended those? Will there anybody that was attending to that? wanted to? Okay. 30. So the reason I asked is whether I should start at the beginning,
where we started from, which is the foundations and our so my agreement that we should start from the beginning. So good, we'll start at the beginning.
Because if there was a lot of people who have taken that we can go a little bit further, I think we should start at the beginning.
Now, why why should we do this? I mean, is this just so we can sit together and eat pizza, mingle amongst ourselves? What What do you think is the purpose of doing our training? No one here for
the purpose of training
for what we think we're here for
other than Of course, we are learning how to get down but what do you think is the purpose
you wanted to tell you?
This is right. Know what what
more than that,
we know that and inshallah you will see the dollhouse important and how obligatory Valley has been more than just, you know, being a good thing that was proud of that has commanded us to do.
Most of the people that I see doing die worldwide, they have a lot of energy, Mashallah they have a lot of zeal, but but the training aspect of doing it in the proper manner, according to the correct Min hench, which is the min Hajj of Hagia Sophia lohani was seven was the first example of how to get down, and then the companions around him. And this is where we fall apart, if we don't do it properly, that that would that I see being done is done many different ways, according to many different ideologies. But I don't see the fruits that we could be seen with the amount of effort that's being done, because there's a lot of effort being done towards our, but if we were doing it
properly, the way the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam gave out with a way, that's how they
gave that one, we would see a lot more fruit than we see now. Because honestly, the majority of the people that are coming to Islam are not coming because of us. They're not coming because of the fact that what they were doing is coming because of either indirect damage that we do unknowingly. Or because of the loss of Halloween items with and guiding people to himself, even with the most craziest of means even a lot can take even the worst of incidences that can happen in the world and turn them into a tool for bringing people to Islam, but that has nothing to do with us, has nothing to do with us. But the command forgiving Tao, as you will see is to us. So we need to learn
properly. There was a book which if any of you took my
now we're training course at semester off man, the first book that I does anyway, the couple of people here Do you remember the name of the foundation book that I gave for you to find in read for down? Remember, the name of that book
is called unlimited because everyone that is involved in dow should have this book. This is a book that you can't be without. It's called, we have a market.
hopefully you can read this.
It's called the Islamic awakening, the Islamic awakening, by shape what they mean.
shampoo, Damien rahimullah, was very much involved in Dallas for most of his life, and he was really, really particular about the youth and their involvement in Dallas. And he wrote this book and if you read the, the introduction to the book, he said that he wrote this book, which it is a guideline of doubt and a fit of doubt coming from one of the greatest problem of our time along with fatwa q&a. Concerning dogma. He said, I wrote this book because I saw that there was a great amount of youth here in the Arabian Peninsula and elsewhere in the world. They were highly motivated for doing that one but the men Hajj in which they were going about doing it was incorrect. Their zeal
was overstepping the rules of reading
nations of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So they were making more of a mess than they were doing benefit. So he decided to write this book called surprise nemea Islamic awakening, in order to give a foundation to the people wanting to do downward call to almost the kind of with others so that they would have a correct basis upon guiding principles according to the Quran and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam I'm doing now. And this is an amazing book, it's published by Udaya publications, but just googling Islam, we can never find it in PDF format. But it is an amazing book that I would not,
I would not suggest anyone begin. Now without at least going over this book. There are many, many books which at the end of this course,
I will give you a bibliography that I have used for this course. And many of the books I use, I have an entire bookshelf at home almost from the from the ceiling, to the floor of books and just revolving around our from, from many of the alumni from from from past and present. Going all the way back to the Imams,
the 40 minutes and going back to tinea going to check them out.
Going to get back to
many of the eminent scholars of our time going from books,
I want even better films, yes, etc, and so forth.
So that's where I get a lot of this from, but if you want that Bibliography beforehand, you can just email me, I have a list compiled with my computer at home, I can send you the book, it's about 100 books.
So this is the reason why we're doing this so that you have a foundation that you know what you're doing the next time you go in and give down, you know what it is that you really should be doing what you should not be doing. Because there are a lot of things that we do and dealt with that we really should not do and have no business building, which you will see in sha Allah today. And we're going to do three hours today. So we're starting now. So we'll be done Sharla, approximately nine inshallah will be before.
Now what we're going to cover today, I don't know if we're going to get to the third one. This is the first part, I don't know if we'll make it to the third, we're not, we're going to go through what is number one, and we have to know what is number two to home? And what are we calling which is actually the axis on which now revolts is the pivotal point. And the most important aspect of this entire thing is what are we calling people to whom and what do we call him. And then number three, the attributes of the caller, and the methodology, the call, cut off the methodology of the call, I couldn't find them on Windows Windows is what I usually use for this PowerPoint. But I couldn't find
that today. So I just went with the Mac version, attributes of the caller and the methodology of the call, which is what attributes a DI needs to have he or she and what are the methodology of doing the actual data. Now,
what is doubt now that would anybody know where it comes from what is the root word is down.
Which means to call, to invite to make an invitation. Now is a word that existed in the Arabic language before the the advent of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. His ministry now was a word that was known amongst the atoms. And it's simply meant to invite you to call for something then to invite a call to something so you get down with too many things, many things we get down to, you can according to the linguistic definition, can you get down to evil? Can you get down?
If you Yes, you can call to evil there are
a lot of people you can get down to, you can get down to go for as many things you can call to. But islamically islamically, after the advent of the Ministry of the Prophet symbol, know how to sell them now is a call or an invitation. If you remember this definition, this definition alone will become a guiding point for you. That will is a call or an invitation to defeat and Allah as religion and to Islam in all of its principles.
That's why I don't use this version of PowerPoint to Islam in all of its principles, which if you remember that definition, remember that what is a call or an invitation to tell me that Allah and to Islam in all of its principles. There are two things I want to underline here, number one,
and number two, all these are the two input points of emphasis. We're calling to Turkey in a lot and we're calling to Islam in all of its principles together.
And this is what I think we miss is when this definition is what we're going to get to inshallah is the big part is what we miss.
Now, I want to ask
You all have question? Do you think that download is an obligation? Or is it a hobby? Or is it a good thing to do? on what level? Do you think it's something that's good? It's something that is praiseworthy, or is it something that is obligatory?
is obligatory Why? Why is it?
Do we have any evidence for this? Is there evidence for as being an obligation?
Is there evidence for an obligation for sure, there is an evidence that it is obligatory, and what I this is the point that I want to drive home to you.
I hope that this section gets you so not only excited about during the hour, but it gives you a sense of responsibility. It gives you a sincere sense of responsibility so that when you leave here, you decide okay, I have to get involved. You talk to these girls with building blocks and the system building blocks you say, Look, how do I help? How do I get involved? Because this is the key if we don't get this we don't get anything. And Allah is very clear about this. Allah is very clear there is no wish washing is about this obligation I'm asked very specifically tells us
a lot tells us although it
isn't till Hassan when
he sent us his colon to the way beautiful invite into the way of your Lord with wisdom and with fair preaching and argue with him in a way that is best and then a lot goes on to say he knows best notes are guided and he knows best knows was straight from his path.
What is the first word of this is what is the first word of this?
below? What kind of
terminology is this anatomy language for those of you students that RMB Mashallah, what is this? Isn't it
isn't? It isn't in Vedic, it is at the highest level of command, meaning that it is an honor, a command, that there is no option of obedience or disobedience. Allah is saying very clearly, when it is a command calling to the way of Allah subhanahu with either explicit common phenomena, it is a command from Allah subhana wa. And is this command?
specific or general? This one asked you and concept is it a general command and or is it a specific comment?
specific specific to
it's a general comment is a general command for everyone. A lot does not put any specifics here who should be doing this and who should not be doing this? Allah says it is a general command. Now we'll give some light which we know that the interpreter of the Quran is the what? What is the interpreter of
the sun. The Sunnah is the interpreter of the Quran, which we will see that the sermon is what makes the general of the Quran specific. So since this general we have to now look to the son of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam see if there any specifics behind this, but we will go through a few more verses inshallah to either given you the emphatic pneus of the importance of this.
Allah subhanho wa Taala and I'm from I'm going to forego A lot of it just for time sake, because everyone speaks English Mashallah
allows accountable whether Allah says and
nor should the believers go forth all together, if a contingent or a group of them remain behind from every expedition, so that they can devote themselves to the studies of Dean of religion, so that they then can admonish the people when they returned to them so they can thus learn to guard themselves against evil.
What are the circumstances related to this is what is the last week of the month, nor should the believers go forth altogether? before where
was the speaking loss? They shouldn't go forth altogether to what
to fight. This is talking about
a military campaign. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah is telling his messenger, so long as he was sending that when you send them out for Gen five for the sake of a loss of animal with either, which is an utmost goal in Islam, it's the pinnacle of human resource. Selling when he was asked what is the greatest need, he said, fighting the sake of a loss of time without res D, this is the greatest thing. But Allah said even in the midst of this, do not forget to leave some people behind. Why to guard the guard the shops to watch over the children know, Allah says so they can learn the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that when the people return, they can then convey to them the message of
life a lot so that they can obtain
so they can learn to guard themselves and have fear
Hello soprano tentacles, this is how important is that even when the the state is threatened even when the state of Islam is threatened and that's that threat needs to be checked. And that the utmost goal is to fight for the sake of Allah but with that along with that the highest goal that Allah subhanho wa Taala sent the messenger so the law it was 74 it was what to spread the message of life. So you cannot take that for granted that has to be on the back on the on this on the same level with all of the greatest of the commands of Allah so kind of more time.
And we know Allah very clearly and many of these verses you know, you know, these verses, I think that they're the problem with a lot of these verses is that we have not been able to connect the dots if you were playing connect the dots in play connect the dots when you were kid, once you kids play, connect the dots, you get a picture, there's a bunch of dots and their number, and you got to connect the dots in order to see what the picture was right? If you don't connect all the dots, you don't know what the picture is. This is the way a lot of the things in the Quran and Sunnah are there a lot of dots that paint a beautiful picture, but they need to be connected properly. And of
course, this is the job of the beginning with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam painted a beautiful picture for us he connected every single dots. But unfortunately we as Muslims fail to connect a lot of these dots or we connect them incorrectly and we make a very unseen picture. But we need to know how to connect these dots properly so that we are able to drop benefit from the Quran and Sunnah as a whole. Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran, and let their let their rise from you. Let there be are there must be an oma from amongst you a group from amongst you're doing what what does the law say they must be doing? What are they doing? Yeah, the higher calling to all that
is good, calling to everything that is good, or your
God and commanding to that which is good and forbidding that which is evil. Now, there's a few points to address here. A lot is making another comment here. There's another comment that there must be a group of you let there be an arise and be a group from amongst you doing what the first and highest goal is even higher, they're calling to everything that is good. This is generally mean that anything that is good, you are calling to it anything that is good you are calling to it whether that be calling you know the highest call is to the call of the high Lama, Muhammad Ali Baba, and then calling to the establishment of justice on the earth prohibiting evil on Earth. If
there is alcoholism rampant in the country, calling against that is your higher calling people to come back from that if there is injustice in the world calling to free the people from injustice is part of all of this calling to good, helping the homeless helping the poor and the needy and the orphans all of this is considered under
and then a lot get specific with calling to good with
what does this mean? What does it mean? Yeah.
How do we usually translate this?
How do you usually hear this translated?
What is it usually translated as
call it a good writer inviting to the command was to do something Yes. Now.
Specifically, what is the word that is used?
What is the meaning in comment? command without option, command without option of disobedience. So Allah is commanding us to call it that which is good, and then command to people to do good. command them to do righteousness without the option of disobedience. With disobedience comes the law of punishment. This is why we have the Sharia This is why we have no clue. This is why it was in his law to make this way easy to call people to do good. Now, what yet how out of the moon car? What is this usually translated as forbidding evil rights or preventing evil? What is the word?
what is this? forbidden, forbidden? It means impermissible, make it impermissible for them to do evil. A lot of saying make it impermissible for them to do
make it an obligation for them to do good with no option of disobedience with disobedience comes punishments and make it impermissible for them to do evil against the law for them to do evil. What is this? What does this mean? What are we in reality are we establishing if we command to good on the level that is a command
Without the option of disobedience without punishments, and we prevent or prohibit evil in a way that it becomes illegal to break the evil or the law, there is established, what is this?
starts with machine in Arabic.
This isn't the judiciary.
This isn't also an command for law for us to establish His law on Earth. This is the Sharia, Allah subhanho data centers law, so that the people will have a facilitated path to Dooku they will have a this is what the Sharia means showing a way a path, a way that leads to something. And this is a way that leads to good, a way that leads to good. So establishing the Sharia is enacting this command, and the Sharia does what it prohibits and prevents from evil with clear guidelines that these things are you do not go and do these things, or there is what there is punishment under the law of the loss of private island.
And I was asked one time, and I spoke about this.
I think it was yesterday.
For those of you yesterday, I was asked once at Columbia University. Very, very beautiful question. Beautiful question from a non Muslim, and she was a professor at Columbia University and she knew a lot more than then I would have guessed that she would have known.
And I was talking about Islam as a solution to the world's problems. And I in that I was giving the statistics that Muslims will become a majority in the world, as far as population goes by the year 2015 2020 is according to statistics, by the local law, we will dominate the earth as a majority.
And after the lecture, she asked me she said if Muslims become a majority in America, listen, I mean, this question was beautiful.
She said Muslims become a majority in America and they were to gain political power. Would you want to establish the Sharia on America? Would you want to establish the Sharia and
then beautiful question.
And actually, CDC said the Sharia or the Medina night law, this is what she said she understood what that meant very clearly the woman was not foolish. She said the Medina night law, meaning the law that was established during the time of Medina, which in Indonesia refers to in one of the beautiful books called the Medina nightwave. She said, Would you seek to establish the study or the Medina night law on America?
How How do you think now this question was beautiful, but it puts me in a very precarious predicament. I mean, it put me on the spot. And this is a spot that a lot of them fail, they fail, this becomes a point and then failing their obligation.
How do you think I should answer this question?
There's only there's only two options, either yes or no? What am I supposed to say? Yes, yes, I have to.
She asked me if Muslims gained dominance in this country in America. And they were to obtain political power when they want to establish the Sharia, or the Medina nightclub in America.
And I had to say, Well, first of all, I told her, I said, the first thing I have to tell you is that it is forbidden in Islam to tell a lie. telling a lie in Islam is a major sin, especially when it comes to questions like this, it is forbidden from the lighting. So I have to tell you, the truth is yes. Yes, we would seek and would love to establish socially in the United States of America, not just in America, but the world.
Because what happens if I say no?
What are what is that? What is that a statement of if I say no,
that is the statement that leads to
is a statement according to all
especially the concern of the leads want to confirm to say that you do not want to live under the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a statement that leads one to confirm without a doubt, it leads to confirm if you do not come back from that and you persist on that, then you are okay. That's it, and a lot very seriously very, very clearly says in the Quran that those who seek a law other than the law, the law somehow without it, what does the law say? Indeed it is they who are can't fit us. These are this videos of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But I told her, but that should not be something that should cause you or your grief.
It should be something that Americans should welcome the law of loss of Hannah woods, because He is the Creator. He knows best the condition of his creation and he knows best how they should conduct their affairs. And I said the real law of a loss of Hannah which is the real law of the law, not a law that is tampered with by human beings, but the real law from the creator of all that
exist is the most unjust law that exists, it is the most equitable law that exists. It is a law that will bring about all of the solutions to the problems of the society by default, by default without any need for, for for any injunctions from human beings. You want to talk about racial equality, the problem of racial equality in America, Islam brings that into the system by default. There's no option in this, when we're talking about equality between justice between the sexes, Justice between men and women, both of them being dealt with, according to their condition and circumstances with justice. That is in Islam as a default that is in the Sharia, by default, the poor and the rich and
the social classes, each having their rights, and upon another and each, each having their
their caretaking, assured by the law that is in the Sharia, by default, the problem of alcoholism, the problem of adultery, the problem of gambling, and prostitution, and not all of the things and drugs, all of the things that we see as a societal ills in America, are eradicated under the Sharia of Islam, by default, there is nothing we have to do with this, there is no wrangling about this, it is just there by default. So this should be something that is welcomed by the people of the world. And this is the ultimate goal of the Sharia law is to seek the dominance of the word of the Creator above everything else, and to establish a law that is just upon each and every single individual and
to bring society much needed success.
So I had to answer yes. And this is what I was telling us in this verse, let them be a group from amongst you call it to all that is good, establishing that which is good as a whole and forbidding that which is evil as a law. And what does the law say about these people? What will you get home?
From these, the ones who have success very clearly tells us these are the people who will be successful.
This is another lesson for us in that one very, very beautiful lesson. Because a lot of people when they hear about getting involved in now when walking around in the streets and calling people and establishing data centers and standing on street corners and dowel tables and you know, giving that away and work or school, the first thing they get is apprehension. The first feeling you know you get is apprehension, you're afraid of the rebuttal. You're afraid of the torsion of human beings, what they're gonna say about me, they're gonna think I'm crazy, they're gonna, they might fire me at work, you know, they might, they might harass me, you know, you might get yelled at to spit on or
whatever have you.
But according to this verse, is there any worry in this? Now Allah says, in a promise from a law that they will be successful, I will make them successful if Allah is saying
that the success of that endeavor is upon a large region is on a lot to give the success and Allah does not in the long run, that you flee for a lot of promises. So that's telling you if you go upon this path, you're going to be successful, you will have success no matter what, even if they laugh at you, you're successful. Even if they spit you you're successful, even if they shut you down, you're successful. Even if they lock you, you're successful, even if they get rid of you. Allah says with me with me, you're successful? And who do we want to be successful with the winner? I mean, does it really matter how successful you are in school? If you do it in? By displacing a loss of
power without it? No, it doesn't really matter how much success you obtain in this life. If Allah is displeased with you, it does not matter. But if Allah is pleased with you, if Allah is pleased with you, and a lot count you among the successful it doesn't matter what happens to you in this life, it is not a really doesn't matter what happens to you in this life, because there are prophets who came before us. There are prophets who came before us who no one listened to. We know there is authentically from the prophets, although it was said to him, that on the Day of Judgment, there will be some prophets who will have huge omens like him, like you said, he said him like Abraham.
And he said, and he said that there's going to be some profits come we'll have a handful, like no. And then he said, and then they will come some profits who will have one or two followers, and then it will come some profits that will have no followers, they will be alone, by themselves and that they have judgment. Does that mean they failed? No. Does that mean they were unsuccessful? No. They will be amongst the highest in general. They will be amongst the ones who will have all of the beautiful promises of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we cannot imagine. No matter what happens in this life. Maybe they were rejected and kicked out of town and murdered and and all of these things may
have happened to them. But when they stand in front of us, they'll be successful. And that is the day where success and failure is really
counted. success and failure is not in this life. success and failure is comfortable.