Channel: Yusha Evans
Yusha Evans, A Christian revert to Islam describes how the companions of the Prophet Muhammad(SAW) companions influenced the world and how we can emulate them to change the condition of the Ummah today. This lecture was delivered on the 10th of December 2015, in Dar UI Isra Mosque, located in Cardiff in the UK as one among a series of lectures recently given by the brother in the United Kingdom.
Bismillah hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Salaam, I
thank you everyone for attending this lecture is being organized by Cardiff University family society with the help of double Islamic. And somehow the title that you've all seen sounds amazing, is heartened by how the companions change the world.
And like my very fortunate to have the speaker today as well, somehow introducing Bayshore
and he's come from very far distance to be with us today. So give a short introduction as far as long introduction, but I think he deserves him since he was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina in a very conservative Christian. In his early teens, he became heavily involved in the church near his home, and a young life, a non denominational youth oriented organization with the intention of becoming involved in the ministry of teaching and preaching. He intended to enroll in Bob Jones University, a world renowned Bible College in his hometown, upon graduating high school, but in the summer of 1996, his life changed upon studying the Bible from cover to cover and
realizing many things askew and a lot of what he believed his entire life was not in line with what's his research found. Thus he left Christianity and went in search of the truth. After many twists and turns, ups and downs and after looking at many world religions, searching for the tangible proof of the right way of life, he encountered Islam, and was given a Koran after reading the Quran cover cover to cover. He accepted Islam in the winter of 1998.
Joshua Adams He currently works as a full time lecturer and quality Islam, as well as teaching workshops that have taken him across the globe. He's expanded
to Islamic television stations in North America, as well as appearing on many other stations around the world. He studied under numerous teachers as well as in various sizes of Islam as a psychology major. He is currently serving on the ship when he is
one of the world's foremost scholars in the various sciences. And finally, he also has a multi discipline black belt. And one final interesting fact that he mentioned on the way here was that he's actually got some Welsh heritage, and he's got some possible family in politics specifically. So this is a return back home for the sheriff as well.
Before I hand it over to the one final thing is that we will have questions at the end inshallah. So, there should be a mic up there for assistance. If you don't want to speak then they can message on the number that I put some papers around so you can message on that. And so you will have the opportunity to
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hearts on fire. You know, there's a reason why I specifically chose the topic, hearts on fire. And that is because more than anything, what needs to be discussed is the inward changes that need to take place within the Muslim Ummah, before any outward changes become possible, become possible. And hopefully inshallah Allah by the end of tonight, you will understand what is meant by that. Now, if I wanted to go through how all of the companions change different aspects of the world, we will this would become quite lengthy, and I'm trying to restrict myself to 45 minutes and channel to Anna, so only discuss a few things. And I'm going to rely heavily
on the story of one young man from amongst two companions, who was a pioneer in how the companions changed the world. If I wanted to take all of the companions and sum them up with one example of how someone's heart
could become so attached to Allah and His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam that he could change the world as we know it, then this man would be my most favorite example.
There was a young boy in Mecca
during the time of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam.
This young man, he grew up in the life of luxury. He was a celebrity of Mecca. He was one of the most handsome men of Mecca. He had so much wealth, he came from a prestigious family. It is said about him that when he walked the streets, women would lie in the streets to get his attention.
It is said that if parties happened in Mecca, he had to be on the list. Because if he came that he would bring other people
his mother was a woman of influence and prestige and a society that did not give women respect.
He was said to be one of the most handsome and beautiful boys of his time.
His name was Musab even Mayer wrote the law.
This is a companion I have intense love for
and inshallah huzzah Anna, if Allah grants me the forgiveness and ability to enter into the gates of Jenna at some point, then this is one young man that I have on my short list to find.
And talk to him and give him a hug.
Because he did so much, he gave so much.
And he became a catalyst
for what Islam is today.
This young man
grew up in this life of luxury celebrity status. He was a celebrity in Macau, and he had his whole life laid out for him. He could have become leader, a leader in Mecca
when he was a young man, barely in his teens, barely a young little boy, little boy. And let me tell you something, this whole life story of Messiah, the Blue Man does not even really make it to adulthood. What will be considered to be an adult in it never gets there. So realize that all I'm going to tell you tonight happens at a time when most of our youth are running about doing facade in the streets, on on Xbox on ps4 in the shisha clubs in unis doing who knows what all of this of this young man's life story happens within this trying and testing time.
There was a man named Mohammed Salah more when he was a Lamb who had begun preaching a new religion, calling people to Nia worshipping Allah alone, this associating the worship of anything other than the Creator of all things. And rumors were being spread about him that he was a madman. He was a magician. He was a soothsayer. He was a sorcerer. So many things were being said about him.
This young boy's mother was one of the staunchest enemies of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam she hated him. She was to spend their effort no wolf to try to dispel this message.
When most new mayor, get word that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was preaching a new message and it was this that in the third Messiah, or Mayor also remember that this was the same man whom is referred to as I mean this is the same
man who is known as one of the most honest, righteous, upright people in Mecca.
So when these words came to him, he didn't jump on the bandwagon and say, Yes, I agree with all this. No, he said, I'm not going to judge without having spoken to him myself.
And this was at a time when the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had no outward mission he was in hiding, they were in secret. He was meeting his very few companions and believers in a house known as the orphan, the house of origin. This is where they used to meet.
So Musab found out that this is where the Prophet alayhi wa sallam was teaching. So he went one night, and he knocked on the door.
And someone said, O Messenger of Allah subhana wa sallam, its most Honorable Mayor, because everyone knew that most of his mother was was a staunch enemy to Islam. So they were like, do you want us to let this guy in? And the Prophet was happy, he was pleased. So yes, let him in. You see, this is one thing the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam always understood he always understood the value of every human being, and what role they could have to play in society.
Even later on as a side note,
he would send a message to Khalid even worried, after holiday, even Walid had routed the Muslims. After holiday mobileread had become the reason why his own uncle would lose his life.
He sent a message to Khalid even when he threw his brother, saying, tell your brother, he is very intelligent.
Even to his enemy, you see understood how to reach people. He said, tell your brother he's too intelligent to deny who I am.
And when that message reach College of the Allah and he immediately jumped on his horse ran to Mecca, sat in front of the Prophet insula Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, and he became one of the largest enemies of Islam to the undrawn, sort of a loss of Hannah who would and it would take this ummah to great heights. You see, the prophet understood people.
So when Massapequa Mayor came in, he gave him the simple demo of Islam worship Allah alone. This associating any partner with Allah and his worship, OBEY Him. Follow my example, the beautiful message of Islam simple plain, not esoteric, regional, both people's head with with great love and language and or simple the message of Turkey. Upon hearing it Messiah, even mayor of the along,
said to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam shadow Allah in the halal ma cuando Muhammad Allah Azza wa, I'm a witness that nothing has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and I bear witness that you are indeed His Messenger.
But at this young age and understanding who most of his mother was, the prophet alayhi salatu was Salam recommended that he not tell anyone about what happens? Don't tell anyone that you've accepted Islam, especially don't tell your mother. And because we don't, we don't we can't protect ourselves much less Are we going to be able to offer you any protection? So I told him to keep it secret, and I've kept it a secret, and he kept coming and meeting Messiah, meeting the Prophet alayhi salatu salam at the house of Arakan. But in the city of Mecca, there were spies.
Brothers, sisters, nothing's changed. Islam, but Islam or even was even Canada. Islam began as a strange thing, you peculiar spies looking for Muslims, who would return back to the same, we should not have no surprise in this time. There were spies in Mecca looking for Muslims, especially the weak ones.
And these spies, so most of them are going to the house of our time, and then praying with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, they realize he's a Muslim. So they went to Musab his mother, and they told him, Do you know that your own son has submitted
and become a Muslim? She was shocked. She couldn't believe it. So she confronted him.
And he said, Yes, I become a Muslim. Her response, anger. She locked him in her home. She chained him in his house and put people to watch over him to make sure he would not reach the Prophet Lisa to send me more because she thought that the Prophet had put his magic on him, keep him away.
She could have changed most are in a basement of a dungeon. And it wouldn't have changed anything because whomsoever Allah guides cannot be misguided. His heart was already changed to Allah azza wa jal and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and let me tell you something, those chains can't be broken. They can't be broken.
So he remained like this for a while. And then the Prophet came out on his mission publicly, you know, people turned on him. Things got very hard.
So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam gave some of the weakest Muslims permission to migrate to Habesha to Abyssinia whether it was a just King, who where they could live in freedom. When most avevano Mayor realized and heard that there were Muslims who were immigrating, he tricked his mother to let him go. He said, Look, okay, I'm okay, I'm over. This will, you know, we'll forget this whole thing. As soon as you let him go, he ran away. And he went with the Muslims and into Habesha, led by jafra. And then some time passed, because we're not going to tell the entire story, we want to try to brief it down to the good points. As time passed, word came to the Muslims of Abyssinia that Islam had had
taken over in Mecca, the people accepted Islam. So a group of Muslims came back. One of them who came back with them was
when they got back, they realized not only had the situation not gotten better, they actually had gotten worse.
But at this time, things were changing. You see, brothers and sisters, I don't have time for this tonight. But we have to understand that no matter how bad things might seem, Allah azza wa jal always has a plan for this. And always, he's always had a plan for the believers. And even in the darkest of times, for those who are able to sit back and look at the large picture, you can see the plan of Allah Edward. Because even during this toughest time, there were people who were coming from a city known as Yes.
They had been in war for a long time they heard about this man, Mohammed, Salah Salem, who was bringing peace between people and was preaching this new religion of worshiping one a lot alone. So they met with him on two separate occasions. It's very few of them first, and then a group of larger group of them second, and they accept that Islam, pledged their support to the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. And they asked him to come with them, come with them to Africa. But he said I cannot because Allah has not given me the permission to do so.
So they requested that the Prophet sends someone with them. Send someone with us, they can teach us Islam.
So the prophets that are selling them chose someone to send. Now who was a Muslim at this time, Abu Bakr was a Muslim at this time, some of the senior of the companions of Darwin, Abdur Rahman, an alpha Muslim, at this time, are the urban avatar liberal the Allahu angles a Muslim at this time. Some of the Senior Companions and knowledge were Muslim at this time.
But when the Prophet alayhi salatu salam thought about his companions
he chose Musab this young boy still in his teenage years, he chose Musab even omega and sent him with them too. Yes.
You see the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam was a visionary. He was not a here and now guy. He was a visionary and this is what this needs visionaries people that can see beyond tomorrow and next week, people who see the big picture
he said most other billionaires
in most urban America got there, he began to teach the Muslims about Islam that were there. And they slowly began to grow.
But there were two tribes going at war the two major tribes of Medina were the two major tribes of Medina at this time or yesterday, but this time, the house in the house rush now the two leaders of this tribe got word that there was a young boy a kid a baby in their city preaching a new religion that would separate families they would cause father the turn against son, son, the tourniquets, Father, etc.
And they were fury ated anybody know the leader of these two tribes name.
One of them was set read even more if the other one was
sad, even Nevada for both sides. Now, when Southern winds I heard that this young boy was there.
When this young boy was there, he went to Missouri Avenue made himself excuse me, he sent someone first, because there was some relationship. He couldn't go right away. But it didn't work. He said, I'm gonna go deal with it myself.
And when he went to Musab he had a weapon in his hands.
semicolon he didn't leave from killing. So when he approached me cyber blue man, he told him Look, you need to get out of here.
Or I'm gonna make you leave. Now look at how most I've dealt with him. This should be all examples for us. The most I've jumped up and say bringing, you know, I mean, Come at me, bro. No, no, I mean no
He didn't say that. He looked at me. He said, You're a wise man. You're a leader of your people, you're intelligent. You see, the wisdom, wisdom, you're intelligent, you're wise. So you should be able to listen to me discern whether what I'm saying is good or not choose to accept it or reject it. And if you reject it, I won't bother you or your people. You see, this is the, this is the attitude of the believer, the firmness of understanding that the message we have is more powerful than their weapons
and a locking guide, whomever he pleases. Our job is simply to deliver that message,
not to respond to every hatred and bigotry with the like. They're not our teachers, these idiots that are out there spreading Islamophobia, spreading violence against Muslims, they don't teach us. They're not our teachers.
They're not our teachers.
So saddam is rocking. Here he is right. Sarah, listen.
So he listened to the simple message of Islam.
After hearing it, he responded La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah
accepted Islam and went back and called his tribe. And they began to enter into Islam one after another, then the leader of the other tribe,
he said, out of jealousy, that if he's good enough to be a Muslim, he's not better than me. I'm gonna go be a Muslim or a better woman him competition. So he accepted Islam. And then Islam began to take over and
let me say something about Saudi. Real quick as a side note,
want to show you what fruits are born from all of this?
Does anyone know any particular peculiars about Saturday morning?
This is another one on my shortlist, I want to meet him.
I want to meet him. Anybody know some things that happened for side of an ad that was never said about any one else.
When he died during the Battle of Hazzard, he was wounded in some skirmishes and he died and the Prophet was at his bedside and cried when he died. And he said today the throne of Allah has shook
because of the Death of
the throne of Allah shook at the death of a man who came to Islam from the dour of a young boy.
I love them so much. Not only that,
not only that, but the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said that the grave squeezes every one of us.
And if it would have excluded one person on this planet from being squeezed, it would have excluded Saudi life. But it will squeeze him gently and then let him go, he received the least of that squeeze.
This is why these people change the world.
You see, it wasn't that they were so powerful physically. It wasn't that they had the best armies or the best technology. It was because they were attached to Allah and Allah loves them.
There was another man who came to Islam because of Mossad debonair, his name was crusade even who they robbed the Allahu, and
anybody know anything peculiar about this man? Are they?
What did the prophet SAW Selim say about him?
He said that his carroz his recitation of the Quran was so beautiful, that angels used to leave the heavens and come sit next to him and listen to him recite.
Allahu Akbar. You want to know why these people change the world? This is why is why. So once Islam began to overtake, and yet
the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was finally given permission by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And he decided to make hedger to what would become known as Medina to NaVi the city of the province.
Now he left his home
because how the companions changed the world is that their hearts were attached to Allah they had to walk alone a lot.
When the Prophet decided to leave his house was surrounded, you know the famous story. He walked out, no one saw him. He walked right past them, and he took aboubaker robiola and with him
And as they were leaving, they were being chased. They were being chased.
And there was someone who was very famous at tracking, who became the first person to catch up with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, anybody know his name
Soraka was known to follow people and he caught the Prophet, he caught them and found out where they were going. And as he was coming, they ran up in the cave.
But in the prophet may do that sauropod we stopped in his horse fell into the ground. And then a long conversation took place. He said, let me go, I won't chase them, and he let him go, and he chased him again. Nevertheless, one of the things the Prophet alayhi salatu salam finally said to Soraka
he said, Oh, Soraka.
Now remember, this is a man who's being chased by his own people hiding in a cave with one of his companions.
And he has them right on his tail. He says, oh, Soraka how are you going to be? On the day, when you are giving the bracelets of kisara? As a bounty from the Muslims?
The bracelets of kisara who was kisser?
Who was kisara.
Emperor of Persia, one of the greatest nations to ever be known in history. This man who's hiding in this cave is now telling Soraka How will you be when we conquer
Persia, and the bracelets of the kisser are given to you as a gift from the Muslims. Now Caracas thinking to himself this man is out of his mind.
He's he certainly lost it certainly lost it.
You see, the prophet was a visionary. He believed in himself, he believed in the promise of Allah.
And what would come to happen during the time of the death of armor,
the Muslims would conquer Persian. And then the bounty would be brought into the healer. And Omar would be going through it. And he would find in it the bracelets of kisser and he began to cry.
And he called he said, someone brings Soraka to me, kosaka accepted Islam. He said, someone brings Soraka to me Soraka was brought and he was put on those braces and Soraka began to cry. Remembering the day when he was chasing the Prophet with intent to kill him, and now he's being handled by another man who also intended to kill the Prophet with his own hands, the braces of one of the greatest emperors that the world has ever known.
You see, this is how they change the world. It wasn't because they were powerful physically, their hearts were powerful.
Because once the Mexicans caught up with the prophet in Abu Bakar, in this cave, they traced them there. And if any of you've ever been to this cave, you will know it's no hiding place. You can hide over in that corner better.
And as they came close, Abu Bakr said Yasukawa if they look at their feet that night, while Ali wrote the law and was sleeping in the bed of the prophet to disguise, the profits leaving he said about that night, made it to the afra, which would become known as Medina to Nabhi.
Islam began to spread amongst those people. Battles took place. The Battle of butter took place when the Muslims attempted to get back what was theirs, then in a revenge developer took place
during the Battle of 100
is what we're going to finish our story.
During the Battle of
the Prophet alayhi salatu salam before every battle, he would always choose someone for a special task on that day, and they would be the most special person on the battlefield. Anyone know what that special assignment was always
the person who held the flag, the person who held the banner of complete this was the person whom everybody was after. It was almost a guaranteed that sentence you're not going to really make exam is gonna be up to you.
On this day, he called from us Arab.
American forward and at this time in his life,
the same boy that lived in the labs of luxury, who grew up in decadence. Now was the most poor of the companions. He used to wear sackcloth of harsh rule that would make sores on his body. When the companions saw him they would cry
Because they remember who he was. Now, the only things he had in his life or his love for Allah and His messengers of the law and he was sending them. That was his possessions.
On that day, the prophet gave him the flag, your job keep this up.
And we all know the story that took place three fue companions were put on the hill. They weren't put on. For those of you think they will? No, no, because if you've ever been to Medina, Mama is that big, huge thing behind Medina. The Hill is right in front, a little smaller hill that you can walk up. And they were told not watch because there was a route that could be come from behind. And we know that Muslims gained that initial victory, and the archers left their place except but a few. And Khalid even Walid seized upon the opportunity came back, turn that victory into a defeat, started routing the Muslims. And then there was confusion. And someone got to the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam and struck him and knocked him down, cut a gash in his face, took out one of his teeth. And they thought they killed them and they started spreading the rumor Mohammed is dead. When that rumor began to spread, many Muslims just sat down. No to do the sat down thinking it's over.
And then another rumor came No, he's alive. So these two rumors are being spread.
Then the rumor got to most I've ever known mayor of Yamaha and Mohammed is deputy doing his response. Mohammed is nothing but a messenger.
The messengers have passed away before him. And then they said no is alive with us protect him. So what did most Avenue Mayor do, he jumped in the front of the lines and started to draw attention to himself. If you want to fight someone fight me.
And someone came in struck off the arm that was holding the flag in his hand.
Now for most of us, if your job was to hold the flag and you gave away an arm, for the sake of Allah, up, then yeah, most of us we tap out, lost an arm, it's time for a medic, I need some help. From wasabi blue man. He simply reached down and picked it up with the other hand, and began to draw attention to himself again. So if you want to fight with someone fight me so that the properly set up to ceramcoat escape safely.
And then someone came and took off the other arm holding the flag. Now even for the most hardcore of us, yeah. Most gangster of us. If you if your job was to hold the flag and you lost both arms, we would say I've done my job. And I don't think anybody would blame me. You don't have any arms. But for most I had
the same boy who grew up in decadence, who loves the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam so much love the love even more. There wasn't enough. He bent down and picked up the flag with his teeth
and began to draw attention to himself again, until he was struck and struck and struck and struck and struck again, swords and spears, and he hit the ground. Nothing left in him and he died.
The Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam and the Muslims retreated up into the mountain ahead.
While they were there, the Meccans mutilated the bodies of the dead Muslims cutting off their noses in their ears and trampling them with their horses.
After they left the Prophet alayhi salatu salam went back down onto the battlefield
to sort out the affairs of the dead believers. But there was a few people he was asking about, have you seen so and so? He wanted to know have you seen jefra? Have you seen Hamza? Has any of you seen most ever?
I want to know what happened to them. I don't see them. Where are they? We know that all three of them lost their lives on that day.
When the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam found most urban who made
their cut off his nose and ears, they try and put them with their horses. He had almost 100 stab wounds and spear wounds in him.
And the Prophet began to cry.
But one thing they did find was they found the flag was still between his teeth.
He never abandoned his duty.
And the Prophet began to cry about Mossad
saying that you did not give any you gave everything for the sake of Allah. So they sent people to collect the property of the martyrs because it gets distributed right away. And then to find their coffin, their their shroud. You see the believers and the companions specifically, they understood that death is hot. It's reality so they were prepared for it. They kept the coffin. They would buy one and keep it because under die It could be today.
So when they went to get the shroud and the property of Mossad, the mayor, they brought back three things.
And so this is all we had him possess anything. He had a pitcher for pouring water, a bowl to make will do an ulcer and half of his route. He couldn't afford a phone, couldn't even afford a phone. And the Prophet Lisa that was said, I'm just crying. This young boy who grew up in this life of decadence now didn't even have enough to die in. He didn't mean possess enough in this life to be buried.
So the Prophet covered his head, and his feet would stick out. So he started in his feet, his head would stick out. So they wrapped his head, and they covered his feet in lemon grass, and they buried him right where he leads. But we all know before his body was ever put in that grounds, that soul that was attached to Allah and His Messenger sallallahu wasallam was in Jannah, resting on one of the lamps that hang off the arch of Allah Subhana Allah with the ANA. And every day, he is asked by Allah, what can I give you? What do you want? I want to give you more give, what do you want from me.
And these people who live hanging off the throne of Allah azza wa jal, they never want anything. To finally they will realize one day that alone will not stop asking us unless we tell him what we want.
And they will respond Our Lord, if you could give us one thing.
Then let us go back to that life, and die again. And that same way again, and again and again. And again, all we would ask for.
And if you ever go to the city of Medina,
and you stand on that hill,
you can look right over the fence that has had to be built because of the weird things we do at graves. You can look over and you will see where the Shahada over the berries. This is where this young man lost his life. But
it was a life that was lived. Even though he barely made it to adulthood. In most cases, we wouldn't have ever considered him an adult yet. He lived a life that we will memorize. And that we remember
to this day, when his name is mentioned to someone who really believes to someone who really understands it causes chills.
Yeah. Because this young man set a platform in yathrib. That would have it become known as Medina infinity, upon which the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam would send Islam to the whole world.
This is how the companions change the world. They were dedicated to Allah, they were dedicated to his messenger, and more than anything else. They were doers.
They were doers. They weren't the best spokesman per se. They might not have had the most deep education in worldly matters. They might not have been wealthy, all of them.
But one thing they had amongst them, all of them together were they were a people of action.
They were people who did more than they spoke.
That's what's missing in this oma.
I am the most hypocritical in this matter, because I do more speaking than anything.
But I'm here to let you know that if you want this world to change, if you want Muslims to be viewed in a different light.
If you want the respect that you believe you deserve.
We're going about it all the wrong way. going about it all the wrong way. We need to be people of action. And that action needs to be right action.
Because any act that is not based upon belief in Allah and there is no coordination with the teachings of Orion and the son of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam is a worthless action. It will not bring benefit. I don't care how hard you try. I don't care how strong you become. I don't care how many how many people you get behind you.
If Allah does not will, dignity for you, you'll be humiliated. If Allah does not will respect and honor for you, you will never find it.
La hawla wala quwata illa Villa, there is no power. There is no strength or ability or capability.
Or movement, except if Allah permits it.
So do whatever you want.
You can do whatever you want, but know that only the things that will be beneficial are the things which are pleasing to Allah.
Our Prophet alayhi salatu salam,
when he began his mission of the hour in Mecca, openly publicly, his very first statement to his people in Mecca was what?
He stood on a hilltop in Mecca.
And he said, You know me, he called upon his own character that you know me, you know who I am. And if I were to tell you that there was an army coming on the other side of this hill, would you believe me? What did they say? Yes, we believe you. You were I mean, you see, he stood on a platform that he had already created for himself through his character.
Now we want to come out of the woodwork. Yeah, Islamophobia becomes rapid now we come out of the woodwork. And we want to speak up, that Islam is a beautiful religion, we're here for peace. We're here to do this. Wait a minute, where are you been? I don't know you. You live next to me?
How long? And I don't know, you see, the prophet was known. So then he called them too tough. He'd
called them to terrain. He based it on the platform of who he was. This was the lifestyle of the companions of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam.
Their actions spoke at about 3 million.
And how long have Muslims been a recognizable community in the UK?
Almost 100 years.
Now, how long
70 years, two generations, we'll say two generations, to generations to generations. So there's been two generations of Muslims on this rock in the middle of the ocean.
There's almost 3 million of you here now.
If a vote was taken tomorrow,
across the entire United Kingdom,
and this vote would become binding, according to majority.
And it was a majority turnout, most of the people 99% of the people of the UK voted
on this referendum. And the in the vote was should Muslims be allowed to remain in the United Kingdom? Or should they be given 30 days to pack their bags and leave and go wherever they want? But get off the silence?
And the vote was taken tomorrow? What do you think would be your result?
Be honest with yourself.
It'd be packing your bags, you would be packing your bags. And if you don't believe me, you're living in a fool's paradise.
America probably the same way. Canada probably the same way, Australia probably the same way.
And we want to continue to blame them.
And blame the median?
Who should we be blaming after two generations?
us, us? Us. You mean to tell me there's almost 3 million of you
on this island.
And they still hate you.
And they still hate you. That media coverage is bigger than your actions. That's why they hate you.
The propaganda against you is greater than anything you're doing out there to change society. That's why they don't like you.
Let me be clear with you. That's why they don't like you.
It's the same in America. It's the same in Canada. It's the same in Australia.
It's the same anyway, Muslims are a minority today and they're being targeted.
And in Muslim majority countries, it's because we've lost the connection with Allah.
Is there let me ask you a few questions before we close.
Is there a poverty problem?
in Cardiff and in the UK and as a whole? Is there a poverty problem? Yes or no?
Yes, there is.
Where are we? Where are we?
We're quick to jump. When tragedies happen overseas. There's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong with that.
But if you are not as active in the community, which you live in, you place your head at night and you raise your children and you have your businesses and you go to school.
If you're not as active trying to help that society,
then there is a flawed methodology about your religion.
You have a flawed understanding of who you are. Let me tell you.
Is there a homeless problem in Cardiff and in greater United Kingdom? Are the homeless people?
tons of them? I see him all the time.
Where are we?
Where are we?
Is there a spousal abuse problem in the United Kingdom? Where are we? Is there a drug problem in the United Kingdom? Where are we? Is there an alcohol problem in the United Kingdom? Where are we?
Where are we? What are we doing?
3 million of you. And there's still poor people. They're still hungry. People going to bed in Cardiff tonight. While you go to bed in your nice warm home, nice, comfortable bed, fridge stocked. bank account full. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said, anyone who goes to bed at night while their neighbor is hungry, he's not from us. You're not one of us. You're not like us.
Yeah, that's why they don't like you. And that's why they would vote you out tomorrow, because they don't see the positive change. And yes, people may say, oh, we're doing things. Yeah, you're doing, but it's a drop in the bucket.
If there's 3 million of you, it's a drop in the bucket. Trust me. It's not on the level of what you could be doing.
That's the reason why they say oh, well, there's Christian terrorists, but they're not. You know, they're not trying to ready to kick them out. No, because they are involved in the society with positive change.
When you find soup kitchens, they're there. When you find homeless shelters, they're there. When you find drug addiction programs, they're there.
And they don't have any religious ethics commanding them to do this, they just do it.
And here we are with a Book from Allah. And a suddenly from his messengers. So they will send them to and we want and around until people we have the solution to the world's problems. But we're not even make the neighborhood we live in better.
That's what's the problem. You cannot say that your religion has solutions to make the world a better place.
And the very place in which you're living does not see any positive influence from you.
And if you continue like that, you will find yourself living in a place where you're not welcomed. And it's already happening. It's already happening.
You're gonna blame them for that. It's their fault. No. Our fault. We have to accept blame. Yeah, you are, neither am I know.
Either, or you believe and speak the truth.
That's the reality we owe an apology to our society. And not the apologies for something. Anybody else is doing. radicals, terrorists, we don't, that apology doesn't have to come from us because has nothing to do with us. I'm not gonna apologize for something I have nothing to do with for what that's like if my neighbor slaps his neighbor, you mean apologize for that? Anything to do with that. But I will apologize that we have not done our job in showing the example of Islam, to the communities we live in. I will apologize for that. And we need to do a better job. We need to do a better job, because your speech is not going to win this one.
Your tough talk is not going to win this one. Your petitions are not going to win this one. Your protests are not going to win this one.
Your actions can change things though, because you can say what you want to say. It's too late for words. It's too late for words their voices is about to drown that out. But your actions sincerely for the sake of Allah to change and better the world in which you live can produce magnificent results if you trust this one little young boy named Mossad, the man who may lay the foundation for a nation that would go on to change the world forever.
One young boy laid the foundation for a nation that will go forward and better the world as we know it for eternity. And you're saying you can't do anything?
We forget who we are. We forget who we are. Lastly, how many of you
brothers in here from the subcontinent when my when my Asians raise your hand? Oh my Asians that come on man. You guys are probably my Asians that Yeah.
Anybody know the name
of the 17 year old boy who took Islam to your part of the world.
Muhammad even asked him
what was your
Also known as Mohammed bin possum at McAfee,
what does it mean?
What does that even mean?
He was from the people of thought.
He was from the tribe of people whom the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam on the day when the people have rejected him on the day when the people have died, beat him out of the city on the day when angels revealed and he said I'm came to him with the angel of the mountains and told him that our Lord had given him permission to take revenge. For those who like to say that our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam was bloodthirsty
history prove them wrong, but we don't know our own history. So that's the problem. The angel came and said yeah, Rasul Allah, Allah has given permission for you to take revenge on this thing. If you wake Wish I will take the mountain surrounding the cities of Mecca antifoul push them together and destroy them for what they've done to you.
had that been your I have to be alone in the market.
A lovable monster and that's all that would have helped those people. Because you and I someone takes your parking spot. Oh, it's its own war.
War. Whoa, someone cuts in front of you in the queue? drama. I know. I've seen it. I've seen it. I watched that long ago when you guys Black Friday.
Y'all thought you're better than than us. You're chasing right behind us with that. Nuts. So we would have killed all of our we might have destroyed the world. We might have killed everybody. By see this is us. But our Prophet alayhi salatu salam ala rasulillah. I mean, he was a mercy to mankind. So what did he say? No.
I was not sent to destroy but to guide and even if someone from amongst those people later on in their genealogy comes out of them and says let in the halo more than that will be sufficient for me. Not only did people the people of type except this lemon his lifetime, and he saw the idols come down. But after him would become this young boy Muhammad empowers them at a fee at the age of 17 would take Islam to one of the most populated parts of the world today for Muslims. You see these young men change things? How many Muslims are there in China? Anyone know? I know I said last thing, but you, I don't want to leave you without this being so implanted in here that you have nothing but
to do something about it.
That's my goal. How many Muslims in China
Over 100 million.
Allahu Akbar over 100 million Muslims in China.
How did they become Muslim?
It was two Muslims. A very long time ago, over 1000 years ago, two Muslims from the Arabian Peninsula, decided we're gonna go that way. And you know that way. And we're gonna keep going that way, we can go that way anymore. And when we get there, we're gonna call those people to Islam, going through the Mongol Empire going through some of those treacherous parts of terrain in this world.
We didn't take a bus or a car or a train No, on animals walking. And they went all the way to Beijing. Beijing is not on the interior of China in the middle Asia, Beijing is on the coast.
And there is still a Masjid there, that these two men established and in the courtyard of the masjid, they're buried. You see, this is how our companions are solid changed the world. They got out and they participated. They put some work in half of us, we would even drive to London. For almost anything that's like taking a trip to the moon, driving all the way to London,
for the sake of a law for anything, but these men, they were different.
These people were different. And until this changes until this heart changes, nothing's gonna change. You can change all the leaders of the world you want. You can replace them with anybody you want. Nothing will change. I watched it with my own two eyes in Egypt. I was there 2011 2012.
And what is changed? What's changed in Egypt?
All that revolt all those deaths.
Changing leader after leader what's what's what's different in Egypt now? Nothing, it's worse. It's worse, out there in 2007 out there in 2011
is worse. Why? Because it was not going to change the condition of a people today change was within themselves a promise from a law.
It's a promise from a law. So we need to start working on us when you start taking responsibility for us when you start if you're going to apologize for anything. Yeah, and this, this is what they need to put on the news. If Muslims are gonna apologize for anything. It's going to be an apology that we have not shown before.
message of Islam, that we have not lived the true message of Islam, that we haven't changed the homeless problem in UK that we haven't helped the poverty issue in the UK that we haven't helped the drug abuse problem in the UK that we haven't helped the alcohol issue in the UK that we haven't helped the gambling addiction that is rampant in the UK. If we're going to apologize, we're sorry that we have done our job, we will get better.
That's about it. We have to change. Because if the companions could do it,
then you can do it. There's no difference between them in you, except what was right here. What was right here, this was different about them. We have more technology, we have more advancements and more numbers of us. We're stronger in capability. We have so much more. The difference though is this.
How many of you in this room are Muslim? And I promise, I swear to you, this is the clock. How many of you in this room are Muslim? Raise your hand?
Raise your hand if you're Muslim? Do you think about something? How many of you were born a Muslim?
From now we have over 1000 people watching with us online, born and Muslim How many of you reverted to Islam later on in life?
Is it just me? Two brothers, Eric, it doesn't matter.
What was the first thing that Allah created ever.
Coulomb law created. There's a lot of wisdom behind this. Allah created the pin before in creating anything else. And he commanded that pin up to write the pin wanted to know what do you want me to write? Allah said write everything that will ever happen.
The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Samui marries a strong woman mirage. He said, the pin has been lifted in the pages and become prime. And that's a book, that's all.
I want you to know that when that book was being written, Allah commanded that pin to write your name.
He commanded that pen to write your name. And next to your name, Allah commanded that pen to write Muslim.
What did you do?
50,000 years before creation, what did you done? When Allah was writing my story, Allah wrote in that book that is with him in December of 1998, guide him to his lamb.
What had I done nothing. Your head is a gift given to you by Allah freely, you didn't do anything to deserve it.
You didn't do anything to get it.
And at any moment of luck and
be grateful. Be grateful for that gift and do something with your life. Make your life meaningful, make your life worth living, leave a legacy for these children running around on this continent. And on this country, they can say our parents made a change. And they changed from here.
Hopefully in sha Allah, Who is something I have said tonight has been of some benefits. And if it has been of some benefit, then thank Allah for it. Because a lot begins his book with Alhamdulillah. All praise belongs to Him belongs to him. And if I have made mistakes or errors, which I'm apt to do, and I'm guarantee you I did because I'm a human being. And I'm a crazy time schedule, my brain is fried. But Forgive me for it and correct me. abubaker said the best of my companions are those who correct me. So correct me when you find me astray. And forgive me for my mistakes. Now, as we close, we're going to take a couple of questions. Also, our Facebook audience can send in some
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