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Methodology Of Dawah – Part 1
Channel: Yusha Evans
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Santa Monica Welcome to what we're going to get to
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Ahmed inshallah Allah the last time that I was here we went through two courses on down so far right? We talked about me as soon as Allah, which is dominant, what do we call her? I know we talked about what is down. And then we talked about dopamine, what are we calling? Correct? Did we go through any of the attributes of the data, such as software such as the weapons such as all these things? Yes, we did that part as well. Okay, so we're going to start today. And hopefully we'll make it all the way through on Manhattan's which is the final point when it comes to a full as far as the understanding these principles in a general concise basis, none of this is going to be too too
specific, because the timeframe is does not allow time to really get into it with take course after course, after course, after course. But what I want to do is be concise and brief to give you enough information, so that if you decide to do it that way you do it properly. And this is one thing that I really want to stress is that this is for people
who are really seriously wanting to get involved in devil it will bring them the most benefit. If someone just goes through this with the intention of you know, just gaining knowledge, then it's not going to be as much of a benefit to you to begin to put into practice. When it comes to the methodology of men hatch, we have to understand one thing specifically about anything in snap, when it comes to any methodology that we call to be Islamic, any thing that we associate with our Deen, which we refer to as minihan. And especially when it comes to data, we have to understand that our min Hajj is derived from the three best generations of Islam. And this is according to the Hadith of
the prophets have already said this, when he said the best generation are those who are with me, through millennia, millennia, and then those who come after them, and then those who come after him. And then he was saying that these are the three best generations. And then he's also an American, he said that after these three, three generations, every proceeding, or every succeeding generation after that will be worse than the one that came before. Meaning that every generation after the Prophet sallallahu wasallam will continue to deteriorate until Islam becomes a very, very deteriorated state, and then inshallah to Allah, Allah will bring success through the
reestablishment of the righteous could have been the only time we all see that our lifetime.
But what we mean by that is that if we look at these three generations, what happened in these three generations when we talk about the generation of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, when we talk about the generation of the tablet, and we talk about the generation of the alphabets happening, or the followers of the fathers, what happened to these three generations and after the Prophet?
Anybody have any suggestion? What happened to Mr. duration is that is that is prevalent to us today, as far as understanding is that
to the minority, they were not, not only were they a minority, but Islam was consolidated into you know, in consolidated phase during these three states, if we if you take a look at the three, then you understand that for during these three generations, Islam went through a phase of
extreme flowering, what they call the flowering phase and a consolidation phase, we look at the emails of fit, who are the great events
in America, Mama Shafi even
handle, do they fit within these three generations? Were they part of the Terra he was a part of the activator guy.
That's metabo ABC, these four demands come into play. So they are contained within these three generations with a proper set, these will be the best three, we find the grading times a fifth in this in this time period, when we look at the consolidated books, when it comes to knowing the southern end of the profits of the artists and we look at the numbers and even
though we find them in these three generations as well, what we now know is the most authentic statements of the Prophet symbolizing send them the the the collections were compiled during these three generations and the sciences of how how these would be checked, came within these three generations. So there is so much now that we have benefited from as far as also the Quran, the most half that we have now is compiled on these three generations and the in the in the diacritical marks and they
Rules of karate and all of this was defined in these three generations. So what you will see is that almost everything we have today of benefit from Islam is going to trace back at least three generations. Now how you get to that point from here, that's a whole nother story that goes back to the RMR. But at the end of the day, they have to be drawing from this world of information. Because if you're not drawing from this world, well of information, then where are you Where's your information coming from? Because these are where we see that Islam gained its credibility as far as knowledge and scholarship goes to what has reached us till today.
So that's what I mean by our men hatch comes from these three generations.
So when we understand that in Islam, we also can avoid ourselves making a lot of mistakes and faults and so on and so forth.
Any questions about that? Because I know that was trying to explain in a way that was
that just did you get the principle I was trying to say that.
Now, so when we take anything in Islam, especially when it comes to our dour, we try to look back to you know, what was present. And what was done by these three generations, since they were the best of the best. And we draw from their information any scholar of today, of repute, is going to be drawing from this information. Now, the second thing that you must understand when you go out now and start giving demo, when you start talking to people, when you start interacting with people at our booth, at an open house, on a, you know, on an airplane, or in the car, or wherever it is, you're going to interact with them, these are going to be some things that you must understand.
First and foremost is you must understand whom it is you're speaking to, you must understand whom it is you're speaking to. And the reason why is because if you don't know, if you don't know who you're speaking to, then we're gonna fall back to some principles that we discussed in the first two categories was that if you don't know who it is you're talking to, you're not going to have a way to direct them towards the goal of doubt. What is the goal of demo?
Which we spoke about? What is the goal of calling people what is this data? What is it supposed to be drawing people to writing? inviting people to the to caffeine to die? in a war and in Islam and all of its principles? This is the goal of data correct? invite people to the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Islam in its entirety.
How can you pinpoint a person situation and do this if you don't want to speaking to you may have a good argument in your mind that you want to say, you know, dealing with how to debate with a Trinitarian Christian you may have watched video after video about Makita executive knife in my videos use bestest whatever you want to have you and now you feel like you're armed to go out and get down and you go jump and start bashing someone about their belief is lies three and destroying the, you know, the the egg
analogy destroying the fire analogy, giving them verse verse of the Bible where Jesus said God is one. Now, if you don't know whom you're speaking to what how are you going to feel if they tell you wait a minute, hold on a second. I don't believe that in Christianity, I don't believe in the Trinity. So now your whole your whole thing that you've come with this floor, everything you begin to do is flawed.
I mean, I don't I agree with you in that. And then you start with, okay, now you're going to have to revert back to any way to this principle is trying to find out who it is that I'm speaking to understand, which we're going to talk about some of the principles in just a moment of how you can go from not knowing someone at all meaning them and gaining enough information out of them in a very short amount of time, in order to know how to deliver to them the correct data. And that's really the the sticking point of being a successful drive, especially when it comes to doing it in the streets.
We're going to talk about the difference in a little while. Number three,
wisdom and tolerance taking center court. Now what I mean by taking center court is that
you want to be in control of the conversation and not in an overbearing manner. You know, you don't want to seem like you're talking at someone you know, I mean, you're just overstepping everything, whether or not letting them get a word in edgewise or anything of that nature, but you want to make sure that that you are in control of the conversation. And we're going to talk about a principle of how to do that, which is going to also help you with Principle number two, but it's it's it's a separate principle, but they are synonymous with this. The way you can do that is by
making sure that you are the one that is on the offensive in sense of making them safe or making them not say what you want them to say but in a sense making them go in the direction you want the conversation to go in, rather than asking them like you get another
A group of people and you start talking to them about
the oneness of God. And maybe they're an atheist, and you start asking them about their beliefs. Okay, what do you believe about God? You know, I mean, give me your arguments about this. And that's how you go down this road. And guess what this person gets to ramble and ramble and ramble ramble on about their beliefs. While everyone around is watching, and they're they're doing what they're taking in that demo. They're taking in what he's saying. And what happens if a couple of people decide to leave it, the midpoint of what's being said that only we gotten is what he said, and they're going to walk away from that you really don't know effectiveness towards the surrounding
people that are watching, or you have done nothing so far to bring that person in. Now, some of the ways you can do this are, you know, by more or less going back to knowing who it is you're talking to? And and let me see where I'm going to skip to that one. Because I don't want to, I don't want to skip it. A go.
Okay, I'll just put it in here. Because apparently, this lets you do this by asking closed ended questions to find out whom it is you're talking to and to take cynical in the conversation. What is a closed end question.
Closed ended question.
It's a yes or no question is a closed ended question is a yes or no question. Because it's directly to the point like, for On the flip side, what is an open ended question, an open ended question is a question that leaves room for interpretation, interpretation. Interjection, it's not a very defined question. For instance, a closed end question will be to me to ask the person who I've just met, you know, and we broken into a conversation. And however, I have introduced that by maybe asking them do they want to know the purpose of life? Or you know, do you? Do you do know that God created you for a purpose, or whatever it is that you break in with and break the ice with? You want to start
finding out who it is you're talking to, and taking them to court? By asking them for instance, do you believe in God? There's a closing question yes or no? If they say, Yes, I already know, okay, I'm dealing with someone who believes in a higher deity. If they say no, then right away, I know I'm dealing with an atheist. So I can take that direction of giving them dialogue towards atheism. If they say yes, okay, then I say, do you have a religion? Do you have a religion? That's a yes or no question. If I say okay, yes. How religion? What is your religion? Christianity? That's a closed end question, even though it's not a yes or no is still closed in? Because it's a one or two or three
word response? I'm a Christian. All right. Do you
have a denomination within Christianity? Are you a Methodist or even Baptist or Pentecostal or whatever? Have you now that you've asked him about four or five questions, you immediately know how I need to deal with this person? They said, yes, they believe in God. They see us they have a religion, they're a Christian. They are a Baptist. So they believe in God as being three. So now that we have medical know how to start using all that stuff you've heard before? Or if they say, No, I'm a Unitarian, then now that you know that they are a Christian who believes in Jesus as the Son of God, as the garden of God, but they do not believe that he is deified as being God Himself, God
is only one. Or if you do the Jehovah's Witness, you got to go out in the entire world, or Buddhist or Hindu deities, I'm saying, but out of that few moments in those few questions, I've already assessed this person and know how to give them direct data. Now, on the flip side of that, if I were to ask them,
What do you believe about God?
We, that's an that's a seriously open ended question. This person could go on for hours if they wanted to, you have invited, you invited for them to tell you that God lives in the trees, I want to be learned in the sky. And you know, I mean, that you've given that open invitation to hear stuff that you already have no shadow of a doubt about his ignorance. You understand what I'm saying? Right? And so you're not really overbearing them in controlling the conversation in a arrogant way. But you know, you're kind of picking and choosing how you want to go down this road. And if you ever watch any good Mormons who give down, I'm not talking about, you know, first two week, rookies, I'm
talking about some veteran Mormon.
What are the odds for the Christian faith, or any good job as witnesses, you will see them use these tips and tricks on you because these are not something that is only known amongst Islamic devil This is generality coming from the Islamic principles as well as psychology that Allah understands very well. So that's why these principles you find them in Islam, but they've also been used by many other religions. And and they take them The only difference with a lot of these
missionaries and Mormons and especially when it comes to missionaries, like if you talk about evangelical missionaries and things of that nature, you will see them go to the extremes and some of this, which we will deal with a lot of time how to deal with encounter that. But you want to make sure that you are in control of this conversation. And you need to have wisdom
Which is and is the first thing that law says although it is a bit of a command that you call to the way of Lord your Lord with wisdom with Hickman. Now, when it comes to this wisdom and his wisdom is hikma, something that can be obtained through one's own merit, or is it granted?
What do you think? In the Islamic scheme of things also kind of
deals with wisdom and how he's spoken about wisdom? Do you think it is something that you obtain through your own merit alone? Like you can study enough books and center enough scholars that all sudden you become a wise man or is it something that is granted?
It is granted, it is both but but not to the extent I said that it's all of your own merit, that you didn't study enough books and also utilize it it is granted by us kind of with our IRA, and according to most of the amount that wisdom generally comes when one has gained knowledge and they apply that knowledge, they apply that which they know this is what has been termed being granted wisdom by Allah subhanho wa Taala. As Allah subhana wa tada says, In the Quran, that he is the one who stole wisdom on Look, man, he gave wisdom, He grants wisdom to me wishes. So what is the law that gives us the wisdom, which is a in reality, and meaning to understand the knowledge that we
have, so that we practice it, this is a big difference in Islam. And this is what we asked a lot. So kind of what are the four in every single rocker solo in a Serato booster theme Serato is the thing which according to a lot of facilities, some of the great new facility of the Quran say that this Serato master pain is is the path of of those who Allah has granted wisdom and knowledge and they act upon it. This is the straight path to be granted knowledge and wisdom and to act upon that path. Scirocco Latina namta la him, not upon those who have had anger on who are that he is ready. And why was the reason I love Kirsten and punish them so much, because they were granted so much wisdom and
knowledge from Allah, but they did not act upon. This was what brought a lot of anger and a lot of breath. So you have people who have knowledge, and they act upon it with wisdom on the street pedal. Allah says those who are angry with have that knowledge, but they don't act upon it, therefore it is become a curse on them, and I was angry with him. And then you have what will have more meaning people who have action, without the knowledge, they act upon that which they have no knowledge of, which is what the argument a lot puts forward in the Quran to the Christians. Why do you say that about a lot, which will be a joke. So these are the three categories those who have knowledge and
wisdom and they act upon it. Those who have knowledge, but they do not act upon it. We're not asking about Don't make us a Jew. Are you asking that? in the in the fact we have the same young law? Grab me on the street Pan? And don't make me a Jew? No, but don't put me on the path of those whom you've earned your anger upon? Meaning that we show their attributes by having knowledge which we don't act upon. We're not asking about Don't make me a Christian. No, we're saying we're not balling. And don't allow me to act upon that which I have no knowledge of. So we're asking a lot to grant us that knowledge and the wisdom and the in the fortitude to act upon, as the professor seldom said, whoever
wishes to bankability grandson, a deep understanding of the team. This is the wisdom, the
wisdom that allowed us to understand his Deen. This is the type of wisdom that I'm speaking about. When it comes to data, wisdom and being a wise Daddy will not come by just sitting and learning data, it will not happen like this. And it will not happen by you just deciding to get out and go and do Tao without knowledge, the wisdom of Darwin's went to come and you gain the knowledge of how to do that properly, and then you go act upon it and do it. This is where you see the success of this call coming. When you have both of these together. Unfortunately, we have two separate groups of as of now we have people who know about their religion don't do it as well. And then we have
people who are doing the Dow a lot, but they don't have the knowledge to do that. This is why we're not seeing as great as a success as we should see with the numbers that we have in the amount of people involved in doubt.
So wisdom in tolerance.
means that you might have to deal you might have to deal with some roughness every once in a while you might have to deal with some harshness, you might have someone approach you and put you in a downward situation. And the way they might approach it might be very rough. They might come and be very aggressive towards you. And and and we're seeing that side of people really, really taking a broader face, especially here in America right now. We're seeing kind of the people losing their fear as when they're trying to sell them on this coin turn losing their fear. We see people here in America losing their fear of saying
The stupid things about Islam, we're seeing that as well. So it's happening on all fronts. So you might be dealt with in some aggressive or hostile manner. So you must be able to have tolerance. If someone comes and starts screaming in your face. Why do you stupid bleeping terrorists, don't go back home where you came from and this and that, how you going to deal with that, and turn that into an opportunity for?
If you punch them in the face, I can guarantee you that the opportunity for dollar has passed. You missed that opportunity.
If you scream and yell back and start cursing, which I have seen people do, then you lost the point. And you may feel good about yourself for a few moments and you feel really stupid later on.
Now, how is a way that you think you can deal with this? someone comes to you aggressively?
I mean, almost in a vulgar language, what do you think you should do? How do you think you should deal with that?
How do you think you should do? Do you think we should hit them? show them who's boss?
Do you think you should show them around? No.
McGraw man. I don't have to be taught to like them. I
mean, you think we're really in a situation to do that? What is the wisdom behind that?
You know, the wisdom behind that is you going to jail was the bad guy, you're going to jail. And if you hit the wrong person, you might be going to jail for a very, very, very, very, very, very long time. So there's not much hikma behind that?
One way that I have seen it dealt with by a good friend of mine, you guys all know us. So I'm sure
we were sitting somewhere.
And some guy was just came up, he just started railing on us. It was three or four of us used to bleep and I mean, I can't even repeat the words he said, and you know what a user was doing the whole time. He had that big silly grin on his face. You know, that big city smile he has and he just
he just nodding and nodding and nodding and nodding, and the guy is just losing it. And then when he finishes, he's like, Are you the guy who want to get out? So okay, first of all, let me say, thank you for asking me about my religion.
And ask you anything about your religion that cussed you out? But thank you for asking me about my religion. Do you feel better now? And the guy really honestly that that that little smile, and that little, you know, joke at him, really made him calm down. He really after that, as he listened to us for about 45 minutes, he took over on he took some DVDs and he apologized sincerely for how he treated us. And he left with a completely different image of Islam than he had when when when he approached
women whether they were being wishy
we were talking about having tolerance and having wisdom and now I'm gonna read just a couple of things. So it's not directly from my mouth. From from the book that I have recommended for everyone who wants to be seriously involved with our to get this book does anybody have this book, it's called awakening.
There's a book you should all be seeking to get in some way, shape or
form, you can write it down, you can go on Amazon, you can find it on the internet. This is one of the greatest concise in the English language books were dealt with. I have gotten my hands on pretty much everything.
When speaking about wisdom and tolerance and having forbearance when giving down when you're talking about being dealt with harshly or whatnot, he said
the daddy should believe that through is down to the will of Allah Subhana Allah to iron and tell him him, he becomes an inheritor of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam them this symptom, it should have the effect of encouraging them to follow the Prophet symbol, it will send them in their doubt, and encouraging them to be patient, desiring their word from Allah.
And they should also be steadfast and firm in calling into the way of a loan dealing with hardship, hardships and not steer them away from their mission and hopelessness should not overcome them. The true deck is confident about the path to trading and they are always hoping for positive results. They are confident regarding two matters and hopeful for a third, they are comfortable cop they're confident number one, they're conveying the truth. And number two, that they will be rewarded in the hereafter as long as their intention for good deeds and they are hopeful that they will people will be guided through their demo when this occurs at the near distant future. They should also be
patients that fast and the colon was patiently endure any harm that is afflicted upon them, but people for whatever one assumes the role of the dying hormone necessarily
To them, the source of which are those that are opposed to the truth. The heartland flicks can be verbal in nature, they can be physical as well, the color does not, or the color does well to remember that such harm was inflicted on the Prophet. So the learning system, and all the noble noble masters before them, one of us to kind of what that is, is very many messengers were denied before you. But with patients, they board their denial until they were harmed, and our health didn't reach them, and none can alter their degree of a law. So patient is a lofty level that is achieved only through the bearing of much hardship. Again, I strongly, strongly suggest everyone to get their
hands on this book. So having this tolerance and wisdom, are there any questions about that? Like? To what extent do we go? How bad can it get? What should I do in this situation? Any questions so far, when it comes to wisdom and tolerance and taking into court Any questions so far?
all the way
to the point to install,
how I can just
That's where it gets to the extreme, if they go to the point of insulting the loss of high level with their island with you not having you know, done anything to aggravate that situation, or insulting the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
we should still have wisdom and tolerance. But this goes to a point not to we directly need to
be ready to defend the character of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam we need to be able to defend the honorable law as the Virgin and clear in plain language. Because this person is coming from an area where they really are not doing it in an ignorant fashion, if they are doing an ignorant fashion, we let them know of their ignorance, if they're doing it in a deceitful manner that will let them know that that what happens to this type of deceitfulness and this type of aggression towards the loss of habitat is messenger, this is something we are to be clear about, you know, somebody comes and starts abusing the profits on the law to sell them, you know, I now have the opportunity to defend
myself to not defend myself, but also to hold on a second.
You must truly be ignorant about the practice of law, for you to be able to say these things, you know, and start letting them know about the characters of this beautiful man and how contrary to the art to any of the misgivings that people may have about. So this is something that I believe we should do is defend the honor of the character of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and the honorable last.
And then at the end of that, you still want to be able to come to a point where you can ask them Look, do you really want to know about Islam? Do you really want to know about Muhammad Tomas, and I can tell you, you know, but I wouldn't say go that route before you make it known. The clarity of the condition of the prophets of Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala. And let them know the true fallacy of what they're talking about and and the harm that is going to come to them not from me, but from Allah subhanho wa Taala from Ukraine, and he is going to deal with you on this.
Because that is a very serious crime in Islam to make the practice of law senem it's not a crime that is just within Islam, if a Muslim doesn't have animals, it is considered a crime in Islamic law. So it is something that we should, you know, addressing and dealing with wisdom and tolerance at the same time. You know, you don't say the, I wouldn't suggest someone just call that someone called the Prophet that was a bad name you punched in the face. Because all you really do is cement the ideology, they have, you know, the anger and hatred and violence, so on and so forth. It needs to be dealt with, with with wisdom and tolerance and everything needs to be put in its proper place
to challenge any of the questions. I just wanted to add to it, if the situation is going that extreme that they're attacking profit, normal that are not, it's better to withdraw from the situation. I mean, if someone is
aggressive, the point they want to give up this argument, they do want to give up just just continuing to use you to walk away. You know, that is one thing we have the right as a human beings, I don't have to be, you know, dealt with, in this type of manner, having the dignity to walk away, if you want to act like an idiot and you know, I'll leave you at by yourself. You know, it's not like you can you can cure everyone, you know, some people have lost power with Allah does not desire to guide them, what are you gonna do? You know, so there's a time you can ask to walk away, you know, because some people do go to extremes. I mean, there have been plenty of lectures where I've
had to have actually have people, you know, removed from the room, number of occasions where I've tried to be as powerful as I can and as it is, you know, as humbled and as polite as I can to the point where you got the little guys here for trouble. So we need to, you know, ask him to delete it, you know, I mean, there comes a point where it's enough that
even the Prophet Muhammad has been told by God, you're just a born you can't convince me
that God gives that
Any more questions considering this topic at all,
Okay, next be presentable as part of an agenda or look like a Muslim. Now this is going to take some explaining, the first one shouldn't take a lot of explaining be presentable, that means you look decent. You gotta go, you know, and Muslims are are
exalted in the sort of the province are set up to look decent at all times Anyway, you will never find for me a an attribute of the Prophet from philosophy where he is known to be dirty, or he's known to be you know,
have his hair misshapen or his beard Oh, crooked and out of place and he didn't smell good. You know, you don't see any of this in the problem we see exactly that. Actually the exact opposite. You know, even if the practice of law center only on one garment, that gun was always known to be clean. A gun was almost always known to be white. And you know, and that's a formidable thing to say in that day and era to always be seen with a clean garment. And this was the way of the companions of Prophet sallallahu Sallam they were clean and presentable the prophecies have always smelled good. He was known to be someone who smoked very good he used the swag on a regular regular basis and
exhorted and if it was not compulsory, if it was not a burden, I would have made it mandatory for you. So every time before you bring, so, you know, the cleanliness of a Muslim is is should be unquestionable, but you want to look presentable, you know, you have on some decent clothes that you you know, you look right and look nice and
and also, what I mean by look like a Muslim?
What would you if I told you look like a Muslim? What is the automatic thing that you would have? What is it from the first things you think about? look like?
She? What is it? First thing you see?
Anything else? Like, particularly when you take a look, Michael's
humble, humble, this is all part of the ecosystem.
What about exterior dining, you need to put on a phone.
You know, it's not, it's not obligatory to wear a dress. It's not obligatory with Oh, I wear it because it's honestly, it's very comfortable. And I love wearing a bow. But I you know, I don't wear it all the time. And it's a walking billboard for Islam. But keeping our payments within Islamic guidelines. This is what I mean, within the Islamic guidelines and principles. As far as for the men, we have a dress code exactly like, exactly like the women but with a variance of the amount. That is that is that is to be dealt with, for instance, a woman, her appearance should always be she should always be wearing and dress properly, which leaves the home with something that is not tight,
with something that does not see through so that you can see through to the skin and you can see the color of the skin, she should have been wearing something so tight that you can see the shape of her body. She's supposed to cover all of our our one, which is, you know, covering from head to toe with the exception on some difference of opinion on the face. In the hands, there's, of course a bit of opinion between the above and so on and so forth. But she has these guidelines, the men have the same thing, we're supposed to almost exactly the same rules apply, we're supposed to go out presenting ourselves with something that is not so tight, that it reveals the shape of our body.
Realistically, this is part of a man's dress code, he covers his arm, which which a man's always worked. And I know we're getting into a small subject here, but I'm just trying to give you an analogy, a man's always what what is the impermissible points of his body that cannot be seen. Except but by his wife or somebody can be
made from the navel to Z, from the navel to the knee. So the navel to the knee of a male should always be covered with something that is not tight enough to see the shape of your body. You know, like if you come to the masjid and you see some, you see it happen? Well, it's coming to magic wearing some, you know, some some tight running when pants, you know, are very, very tight jeans, and you can almost count the change in the back of their pockets. You know, I mean, when they go and they pray in front of me, you know, and they bend over and you make
stuff, but everything is there. You know, I mean, everything is presented for me. Right. And I think, you know, this was not proper mentioned where something doesn't have to be so baggy, you know, I mean, but it needs to be loose enough to show the shape of his body cannot be see through, you know, it just can't be see through. And he should cover that at all times in all places. Unless he's in front of his wife or something like that. So what I mean is staying within those guidelines, you know, and having the Islamic correct presentation about you. And this was something that was known to be part of the some of the proper solution. And this was not cultural traditions, such as
the left hand, which is a whole nother ball of wax that we're not going to get into today. But you know, having the presentable characteristics of a Muslim is important.
Because the profit, so we'll go ahead and we're setting them defined for us an identity, when we look at the some of the profits of the law, how to sell them, and how he commanded us to be an act and so on and so forth, he, he gave the Muslim through the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And identity that is unique,
that is unique from anyone else. And and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was very keen on Muslims having this identity. And there are a number of Hadees, where he stated, you know, about how Muslims should appear, and so on and so forth. And then he would make the statement on a couple of occasions that go to the root of his identity, when he would say, Kali futian, you can differentiate yourself from those associated
with Allah. Also, when speaking of the Jews, he would say that they always pray out, when talking about shoes, they are always prepared for,
I think they will always prepare for so you sometimes prepare for them, sometimes great issues being different from them, they grow their body or their mustaches, and they trim their beards, California's can be different from them, you trim the mustache and let them grow. So he was, you know, formulating, not just to be opposite, but to have our own unique identity. So that that gives us a strength, or a source of isn't an honor within ourselves. And this is a very, very important subject that Muslims have really fallen away from when it comes to the identity of a Muslim. But that's a whole nother subject that I'm attempting to write
in Sharla, but presenting yourself like a Muslim, also presenting yourself like a Muslim in your dealings with people. Like if I'm a male, and I'm going and I just so happened to be in a situation where a woman asked me about Islam
Should I go beyond the means just to give her data should I stick my hand shake your hand and give up because you know, this that the other inviter, you know, to go out and have a you know, nice dinner with me sitting out here it is this the extent that we should go to No, we stay within our guidelines, we keep our own demeanor, we keep our own identity, we keep our own dignity, you know, if I'm dealing with, with a woman I have no problem with with, you know, when she extends her hand, this is, you know, part of my religious belief is that I don't put my hands on any woman that is not my wife, or my mother, or someone I can be married to. It's just to respect you. You know, and when
you tell them that in a very short and beautiful and sincere manner, they are very, I found very few people that are scoffed at that, you know, I mean, if so they already have some level of ignorance is just beyond me. So I keep that at that type of adapter, that type of focus. And you know, and if I if it's a situation to where I'm not going to have to go and be alone with this woman and talk to her in order to give it out. And I go and I said the system to do it. You know, and you just keep those guidelines. The same with women dealing with men. We just kind of keep that guideline because of the fact that we want the sincerity to remain and the intention to be correct and our doubt, our
intention is is is not to guide them. Our intention is to invite and to invite in order to be pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala we cannot do something that is pleasing to Allah by displeasing you cannot do something to please Allah by displeasing him. It's just an oxymoron. You can't say okay, I'm trying to be clean to ask for more time, but I'm doing things that I know he does not like. It just doesn't work that way. So we have to keep the Islamic guidelines at all times, when giving down any questions.
What is the simplest way to live? What is easiest week
in this society?
Or realistically, there is no easy answer because this situation is dealing with the the setting that you find yourself in you might be talking to your approach might be different with with many different people with many different groups, you know, what the underlying principle is that we should, you know, be trying to advise them of the purpose of the existence on this earth, which is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. To worship Him is one, and to do those things, which pleases Him and to avoid those things, which is please Him. So any way that you can go about provoking this thought process in them is is beneficial. Any way that you go about it, you know, as long as
something is permissible in and of itself. But anything that you do, there's not going to be any magic pill. You know, it's just realistically learning how to deal with approach people and there's no magic pill for talking to people even. You don't, you just have to do it. You have to break that barrier and learn how to deal with people and how to interact with people. Because when anyone that does any type of
marketing, which is the idea we're talking about is marketing is meant as a product but as the only right way of life. When it comes to marketing. The hardest. The hardest marketing is is what's called them
Is is I'm trying to remember the exact term, but it's person to person, one on one, you know, VIP type of marketing, when you're one person talking to one person, that's the hardest set of all. So dealing with that you can talk to a group of people, you know, you can talk to them a little bit more easily, you can talk to a person. Not all people like that, but most people. So anything you know, that is going to bring them to that thought process is workable, but there are a lot of different ways. Is it not the best thing that you just give them a Quran? In English language? I wouldn't say it's the best it is a formidable it is a
beneficial way. Yes. For sure. That's one way you can do it. Another way you can do it is by inviting them to an open house in the masjid. You can have a download table where you're inviting them and you're asking them questions like, you know, getting people to the table and ask them Do you want to know what your purpose of life is? So sort of the source there. So there's a plethora of ways.
That's why I say that the best way to get experience in this field is by getting out there and doing it, learning it and then get out there doing it. That's that's the only way that I've really had any success in doing this is when I really got started doing it just being forced into the into the forefront to actually have to call people to slam you know, Michelle, with the right foundation.
Just in case, if you find yourself in that situation, about what happened in Florida, that pleased to decide to judge the court.
And then after eight minutes.
if you are in that situation.
What are you supposed to do? I mean, you deal with those things as well of wisdom when it came to this guy for which I was living in Florida when this all happened.
I was living about 40 minutes from there. Jerry Jones, I know happened. And there was a lot of people that would have been crazy and getting angry. And
you know, after thinking about it for a moment, we sat down and actually had the opportunity to speak to this guy in New York, we went to New York when he went to New York, you know, for the for the anniversary of 911. Last last September, and we had a chance to speak to him as well as Keith Ellison and a couple other people were speaking to him.
And what we said to him and to the Muslims around him very angry, they were getting very aggressive with the guy were like, Look, hold on a second.
What he is doing, and I told him in front of I said, what you were doing is not new. If you want to be the firt if you want to think that you're gonna be the first person to file a bunch of crimes and burn them, you're about 1300 years too late. And number two, what he's doing is not impermissible in Islam. It's not impermissible Islam. And when we went down this road, you started to see all the Muslims lightbulbs started off, and you started to see the rage Come on his face when he realized how powerful our enemies it makes sense. Because in Islam, the two there are two permissible ways to get rid of a Muslim like
get rid of them two ways you bury them
or you burn them and the more preferable ways to Burdett more powerful ways to burn it. So I said what he's doing is not permissible in this lecture. I said, if you want, you know, we can call all of a sudden, you know, 1000s of the United States, we can ask them for all the old copies of the Quran and keep them you know, in the storage rooms and stuff like that, that have fallen apart that are no longer usable, we can ship them to you, you give us an address, we'll ship them to you. And you can do us a favor. So that the you know, the the, the environmentalist won't have harassment above us, you know, burning a bunch of neurons, so you can deal with them. And I said it and you
will not be setting a precedence because there is a man there over 1300 maybe over 1400 actually years ago, who set the precedence of burning the Koran, and who was that?
Who was the one who authorized a collection that we now see right here on the wall today's month, and then took the rest of the bronze had them gathered together and he burned.
Yes, he authorized it copies that these are the authorized characters, so on and so forth. And the rest that was that was different from this, he had them compiled. And so I said he'd already set that precedence there 1400 years ago, so you're not really doing anything new. You know, so what you're trying to accomplish really easily is, is really not going to do any benefit. So you see the wisdom behind that, that we took that situation and turned it into a complete almost joke. You know, I mean, even though it wasn't a joke, but his intention if he if he dies or the loss of power that is going to hold some breath on him. But we turned that into a joke. Like you know, we have the same
When you have yoke in your face, you know, I mean when you've tried to throw an egg to someone, you actually ended up getting your goal yourself. That's what he is what he ended up looking like. So we have to start from home.
When we see these things happening, and to sit back and think about it for a second, Muslims are too quick to be reactive, without thoughts. With just pure emotion, we just get angry, you know, it's just the way it is. And I've seen that all over the Muslim world that I've traveled, honestly. And this is not a poke at any country, but it's just like that, like some Muslims may not even know what's going on. But if they see a riot happening in the street, people may fighting in chaos going on, then just go get involved and pick a side just because something to be angry about, I'm angry, everybody's angry about something who's gonna take it out on whatever it is. So we just have that
problem. But then we need to do things that we do with with
pure thoughts and with pure intention. And that's fine. There's no problem with being angry for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. What we do with the anger is a whole store. What we do with is the whole story. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
The only anger we ever really see out of him is the anger for a loss of karma. But anything that we see him do is with careful forethought, and with wisdom and with with a pure objective in mind, he didn't just do things randomly getting into scope.
So does that make make more sense to deal with things? Listen, we sit back and think about what we ask the people.
Any other questions when it comes to this whole prison? perceptibility on BBC, he was giving it through Terry Jones, he was asked, Did you read Quran? He said no.
Realistically, the more he opened his mouth, the more damage he did to his arm. Everyone realized he was a complete idiot. I mean, he really was not educated whatsoever. So he really he really stuck his foot in his own medications. And it's just, it's just unfortunate. We see that type of ignorance happening. I don't know if any of you saw the CNN special Sunday night, you know, unwelcome by the masjid in Tennessee. Yeah, in Murfreesboro. And I know the man.
And I know the man very well. And if you see the peep,
it's almost a competition. You know, realistically, the attorney that the guy that was, you know, taking the Muslims to court, he actually tried to take Islam to court, you know, I mean, they put us down with the City Council, the City Council, you know, and the lady who was financing also to me, if you listen to their arguments, and I'm glad they showed it, because any educated American who watched that is going to think these are complete idiots. They had no, I mean, even if you have a problem, okay, deal with it in a, you know, educated and, and, and,
you know, wise manner the way they did, it was ridiculous. I mean, it would be beyond belief. So, sometimes we just need to sit back and let things, see how things are gonna play out, you know, it's a start from I don't want to, you know, assimilate it to a card game, you know, and gamma and stuff like that. But it's always my, you know, my grandfather liked to play cards, he's always tell me, you know, the key to playing a good game of cards is know what cards to play next. You know, I mean, you know, holding your cards and on the plane, the Wise time and we do this in Islam, we hold, you know, and withhold reaction, sometimes in order to play with ISIS. And we see this through the life
of the Prophet symbol or send them in, we see this through the military commanders, after the process of going to war and things of that nature, no pun intended. They, they even when these things were such as, you know, go into battle, stuff like that they did these things with wisdom, and with playing the cards right or playing their moves, right. They never did things just haphazardly. And we see this with a problem. So we'll send them ideas down how you dealt with people. He never did things haphazardly, before thought, any other questions
concerning this issue, good questions.
Anything else? because realistically, you know, we're doing this
job, and I do this job, not not so that everyone can come to a snap, because I know that's not going to happen, you know, I mean, if Allah subhanaw taala said, if he wanted everyone to believe that he would be me,
know, he already has made it known that there are going to be Muslims in the world, they want to be disobedient as emotionally keen. So that's just the way it is. But I do this job not so that those people who do want guidance can receive that guidance and can have the understanding of how to come to us to Allah, and also want to do this, so that I can stand in front of Allah blameless on the Day of Judgment for having done my job. And as a secondary point to make no excuse for anyone on the Day of Judgment before I get out there doing that job as a warner so there is no excuse. This is why the prophet SAW some was sent as a loss of health. I said he said it was another year he said it was a
warner and give him glad tidings but he said them so what so that there will be no excuse I sent you so
That humanity will have no excuse before me.
So realistically I, that we can do that as well, we're trying to more or less if the same, you know, a man wants to be when they fall, that's fine, but we're gonna do our job, inshallah.
Number five, you must have honorable sources of income, honorable, honorable source of income, and this should be a no brainer. But this is very, very important, if you want to be calling from
And one of the attributes of the diary was that you must be
yourself doing those things, which you're calling other people to do. So goodness of your characters already should already be in there. But when it comes to dealt with specifically, anything that you put towards that effort should be made sure to be from animal sources of income, you should make sure where the money is coming from, and what the money is being put two. And this is very, very important when getting down should be from honorable sources, you can't have won a lottery and you know, and build a master you can, you know, have someone who you know, deals in rubber and interest and so on and so forth. And you know, this without clear, without a doubt, you know, coming off, you
know, these are not honorable sources of income, and
it's something that we should stay away from as Muslims, because it's just going to bring no benefit whatsoever, because it is not money that
is pleased with or has blessed in any way. It is from home
And when it comes to money that you do take in for now, if you get involved in our organization or our projects, you need to make sure that you deal with Muslims money very wisely. And this is this should be said for anyone who deals in any type of nonprofit for any one Islamic entity, then you need to make sure that you deal with the Muslims money very wisely. And this was told to me by one of my dearest dearest teachers in this work, or you know, what I used to always tell him that he was very particular on what he did with every single penny that he received in order to get down. He said, because if you play with the Muslims money, which they have given sincerely to please Allah
subhanaw taala and to put for this effort down and you you play with that, then you've got to have some serious serious problems that you would never even imagined and it is absolutely central. So you need to make sure that all that sources of income for everything that you do and download is halau sustenance. Any questions on that whatsoever Is that pretty clear? It should be from human sources. And this is also
one of the attributes of a good Muslim, the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were known to be and this is stated by some of the automa they have made the statement that the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim were very keen one of their attributes was they were very keen on everything that they took in everything that they have gained was from halau systems everything they put in their mouth must be from halau means and they did not really play games from that that was kind of and some of them are almost say that this is kind of like a litmus test for your talk, but you feel the loss of Hannah without the question everything that comes to you whether it is from
halau sources or not, you question everything that compels you to question everything if someone brought all the food they would ask for what does this come from? And the professor said this is what what someone represented my gift what would he do? He would ask Where is this from? This is from this guy which I you know, he could not take you know, what is this from so and so we have a question What did you get this from?
So this is one thing we need to make sure we know where all this is coming from.
Number six, it is a big one, be willing to help others and ask for help Taiwan went to
Taiwan means you are willing to do what to help people you are willing to put your help in when help is needed. You willing to help wouldn't help is needed? Are you willing to volunteer you're willing to get involved, you're willing to to you know, join this effort, whatever it may be. But when brothers and sisters asked for help, you are ready to give that help. And they even more important than that, which is something that Muslims tend to have a problem with, especially male Muslims and men in general is to was to ask them for help. You need to know when to ask well, a Muslim should have enough knowledge to know when they need help and be ready to ask for it. First and foremost, we
seek help from
a loss of practical with Ayana, but then we sing the means that help through his creation. We seek the means to that help through a loss of kind of without always great and you cannot say okay, Jamar, I want you to make sure you are preserved. So I expect the mind you know my check is going to come in the mail for my rent and my power bill almost gonna sit at home and we've gone You know, and memorize it. It doesn't work like that. You can say yes, I've asked a lot of time with Adam, but you haven't made any effort within his creation, you know, to facilitate for a lot to answer your door.
You got to put some work behind. Yes, you need to ask help if you know you're overwhelmed and this project is going on this Dao project or whatever, have you been willing to ask for help say, look, I need some help, I can't get this done on my own.
And then there should On the flip side, always be this revolving door of people who are willing to help and people who are willing to ask for that help. Because some of us will be you know, I got it. No, I got it. You know, you don't have you know, you don't have it. And you know, that if you even if you do get it done, that is going to not really be as good as you would like it to be ask for help ask for some, I need some help with this, can you can you handle these females and he can handle calling this arranging that or whatever happened, be willing to ask for that help.
Now, this is when the mid hazard that we're talking about now, the prospect or the
the moderate, the one who is called the one who was called, we're dealing now with some of them in hajj, dealing directly with people, and how you should be able to deal with people. And these, again, are just some basic principles. These are not in any way.
Comprehensive, they are very concise. First and foremost, you should have strong arguments for why, because we're calling people to have to hate him was a friend of mine with Ireland. And one of the attributes or one of the attributes of the dye he was having,
knowledge having, and having money for to Islam, the identity will hold you having knowledge of Islam with evidence and proof. So if you're trying to invite people to lead, then you need to have some strong arguments for that. He will have some strong arguments for why you can't tell me what you believe in what they say. Okay, tell me about that.
And you say, Oh,
that's that's just not going to hit home with a lot of people. You need to have arguments for that. does Allah subhanaw taala give us arguments for talking in his book?
Does he Yes, for sure. This is the majority of the Quran, the great, the great portion of the Quran is speaking about the talking of philosophy.
And arguments for this study, there is a very beautiful book
that is written that is published in the English language, which is going on my website as an opinion for books on Tao which I'm almost done compiling, which is called beneficial speech in establishing the evidences of beneficial speech in establishing the emphasis domain. And it was compiled, compiled by Shannon, Oregon, she had moved from Yemen. And and this is a beautiful, beautiful book, and it is about this big, maybe 150 to 200 pages, but it's called a strong are called beneficial speech and establishing the emphasis of talking. And it goes from Iran. It goes from it goes from logic, it goes from science and all of these matters. Because you need to have
this evidence of telling people about pain. And why is loss of power without one? Why is it necessary? Why Why is it necessary? That Allah because there are arguments for that as well why it is necessary that Allah subhanho wa Taala has to be one unknown. There are arguments with this, and I'll put this forward, why he has to be one. And one of the arguments is that it says, had there been a god other than AI, a creator of the universe other than him of the heavens in the earth, He said most of them would have been destroyed, both the heavens and earth have been destroyed, had there been any god other than me. So, I was putting forward the argument that it is necessary that I
be one alone in order for the creation to continue to exist
just for the creation to continue to exist Allah subhanaw taala has to be one and it has to be tough enough I mean, that without it, everything comes to a complete cease. So hunger is a very short argument, but unless you understand how to relay the argument to people it is going to be no good. So I would suggest this book
the beneficial speech in establishing the evidences of tawheed by shift motivated in
any argue any questions about establishing strong arguments for
the always when we talk to a Christian in general the said the old one,
divine, the old one. So God is one for them, but it's divine, the ones that will respond to this. Well, I tell them the first problem you have is in the very statement that you make. Either either you don't understand English very well, or you don't understand the concept of one because the same they are all one
they are all one there's a problem in the English language for me to say, guy got up I got a paper cup here. I got
glasses here and a book here they all went. I've made grammatical mistakes in the English language already.
No grammatical mistakes the English language already, not only logically and rationally made a very bad mistake by saying all three of these things are one, you know, it doesn't work like that.
And that's the very silly argument. There's even before to the Bible that says these three are wrong. It's just very silly. Because when you look at the attributes of Jesus Christ, and he had attributes about him, he was even being he slept, he drank, you know, he needed to sleep.
All of these things, he needs water, so on and so forth. He remember things at times, he didn't know things, so on and so forth, all these different things, but that was the creator. What are the attributes the greater Assamese omnipotent, eternal, he is all knowing he is all seasons, all humans, you know, all present live, you know? And then what are the attributes the Holy Spirit, they have no idea at us all spirits, say all kinds of weird things that makes you speak in tongues. You know, it gives you the gift, the spirit makes you feel this and that we've just described to me three completely different things. So to say all three of these things are one is very silly. So God
didn't even sleep and drinking yet, okay, will not mean these things. So you see this argument kind of linked it. Unfortunately, this this Trinity argument is kind of like a never ending spiral.
There's a point where you have to step off. Either they're gonna come to what you have to say and agree with it, or you're gonna have to get off this route, you understand? Because it's a never ending ride. It's a roller coaster, stop pitching and say, Okay, well, let me just keep going. So it comes to that point, and agree and get off with you. Or you have to get off yourself. I'm just letting people.
But you need to have that strong argument. Understand, what is God's nature? What is Jesus nature? They're very unique arguments going towards Trinitarian, Christianity, and Buddhism, Hinduism and all these things. Any other questions? Yes.
So according to number one here,
Muslim if he doesn't have enough information about Islam,
which is he doesn't have enough tools to help them. So supposedly, if he just keep What's
not to get involved, yes and no.
No, he should not talk about that, which he does not know what a Muslim should never do that they should never talk without knowledge. But it does not excuse them from the, from the obligation of doubt. Because they still have enough information. Every Muslim should have enough information to at least initiate the conversation. If not, there's some serious problems going on. But it did not happen. Like for instance, if someone comes and talks about this new religion, I cannot remember it all. But it's becoming popular in the UK. It's got the weirdest name about Gods from outer space. It's not new concept, but it's a new religion has been formed. If someone came to me and told me
that this and they want to debate with me, I really don't know mean, I don't know. So I want to kind of, you know, direct them towards somewhere, or someone that can, you know, directly deal with that. So instead, I'm saying I have not freed myself and saying, Look at this guy, go and say, we're not gonna look at least you know, here, here's some information, go to this website, or talk to this person, or give me your, you know, contact information. Let's meet again, another day, if you want. And I'll bring somebody with me who can answer these questions, you know, so at least I initiate the conversation and leave the door open for them to gain more information. I don't close the interface.
I can point them in the direction of these I mean, it wasn't drugged either. With me twice now, muscle muscle drops, he didn't tell me a single thing about snap, except we go to the master. But he's the reason why, you know, I'm here today.
So you know, we can do something, at least something.
Any other questions?
We're going to stop in 10 minutes and chocolate.
Number two, they should be aware of major religions, concepts and isms, they should be aware of major religions concepts isn't Now the key word here is aware. They should be aware, I'm not saying you should become a specialist in every major world religion is and concept because you'd be fooling yourself. You could spend much more beneficial time learning a lot of slang. But you should be aware of the major world concept religion for instance. And and and the awareness that I think that personally, I think we should have is the awareness to know enough about the religion, to know the fallacy behind it and how to counteract that with us don't I'm saying knowing enough to know,
understand why their history and to how I can take them from where they are to. Like if I'm talking about Buddhism, I don't want to go become you know and know about every single order of
Within Buddhism and every single sector that I lead that I need to know what their basic belief principles are, and how that is contrary to the belief in telehealth and how to bridge that gap between where they are and where I want them to be, that's it. That's all I need to know, I don't need to become a specialist in the field. The only reason I deal so deeply with Christianity is because that's just how I was raised, it's almost a second nature for me to go down that to be able to think like that and go down that road, I wouldn't want to say that I can do that with every religion. To do that with Buddhism and Hinduism, atheism and criticism, I know enough about their
beliefs to to show them their fallacy, but if they want to get into some deep, deep details, beyond, I will be out of my league.
Any questions about
and that can be pretty easily achieved. You know, when going and getting a book on major world religions, there are some good ones out there that tell you the basic without getting too deep into the basic concepts and beliefs of major world religions, and things of that nature, you can go grab one of those books, you know, a few 100 pages, you've gone through a majority of the people, you're going to run into what they believe, you know, what are their fundamental principles and belief and so on and so forth. Or if you want to be more
thorough, then you can look for that from maybe some of their sources, rather than getting a a secondhand source, you can go and look at these major religions and see what is their beliefs, and so on and so forth.
With a new age,
because less stuff changes, really. And it's really when it comes to New Age belief in deism
someone who was a deist, really the book is so open the when you kind of have to find out what they need, you know, I mean, you kind of need to go a little bit deeper into finding out what do they particularly believe, when it comes to this whole spirituality type of deal, you need to go to them, you know, but when dealing with someone who was a deist, or dealing with someone who was into a spiritual religion, or even at the height, which is a formal religion, but they have the same physical release, you know, when I had I had a ended up getting into debates, but a dialogue with a behind in the UK, which any of you know, what we have behind us, they believe in the goodness of all
religions, the validity of all religions, as long as that religion, you know, leads to you know, you be pleasing to God and an afterlife, and so on and so forth. But they believe, and like,
any, any of the way you get to guns, okay? As long as you get there, you'd be any religion, you can go for anything.
My question was that, you know, would God in His wisdom and justice, create human beings placed them on earth? You know, and then tell them, then tell them you can take any role that you want to as long as you get to me in the end? I mean, does this sound like a, you know, an all knowing and all wise and all just got to just they just go as long as you get to pay, don't worry about how you get paid? Because then that leaves room for the argument of the human being on the Day of Judgment. Look, you did not give me a defined role. If I got lost, don't blame me. You know, I mean, if you didn't tell me which way to go when I got lost, and realistically, that's not my fault. You know,
this is a loss of power to Allah, God leaves no room for the human being to make the argument. He created them to find their purpose gave the prophets and messengers in books and guidance and defined method that this is the way to get to me is the only way in every other way that this is wrong, and it will not need to this is more logical. I mean, imagine if you got into a car and turn on your GPS unfortunate address and they said, pick a road. Just go turn, when you get to the corner says turning away You
know, I'm never gonna get there. No, you might eventually get to where you're going after a few hours. If you're just trying to go two miles, it might take you two years. But you know, GPS is telling us go whichever way it goes, okay? Now you want to know how to get there. And this is how human beings are, we know where we're at. And if you know where you want to be, then you also want to know how to get there. And God has solved that listening is prophets and messengers and books and guidance and religion.
So you know, in that sense that there has to be a defined way You know, this whole to do what you feel that's realistically the full flow of human beings to do what I feel because that type of New Age spirituality behind them and all this is really just a religion that feeds the wants and desires of the soul I'm going to do whatever pleases them to me. If this is easier for me, I'm going to do that if that's easy for me to do that. And that's really the human beings biggest downfall is trying to just make this happen. When we know the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that the appetite for the of the human being to to make their their their soul happy that appetite will only be filled by one
thing. It was
the dust of the grave. It's the only thing that will make this
Satisfied with anything in his life is the destiny nothing else is going to fill except that
the behind don't they also claim that they're Muslims and Muslims actually by Islam broke off from Islam A while back from someone who actually claim first and foremost the the founder of Baja ism. This is when I won't go too deep in this but the founder of bi ism was a Muslim who followed a you know, a kind of an out out there sect of Shiism I think it was from the Z or something like that. And he claimed to be the first he said was the money. And then he said it was a profit. And then he said he was gone. And that's why they call him the they call the profit, the, the banner, the gate, the gate, the gate to to and they call it by how long. That's what he initially called himself.
That's what he named himself.
The way to God was, so it actually broke off.
But that's a whole nother ball of wax from someone who claimed to be the man, anyone who claims to be demanding, without the proper evidences that we all know.
This person's probably
because there's a lot of people claiming to be golden years, and they've always ended up coming up with some crazy religion or the devil, unfortunately, any other questions?
And I heard that they said that they found
Number three, this is the the last one, don't underestimate or overestimate to whom you're calling. Don't underestimate them and don't overestimate and over estimating what I mean by Don't underestimate them, is don't ever underestimate who you're talking to them in terms of what they may know about Islam, and what they may know about their permanent religion or anything. You can be very full. I remember that there was a guy in Texas who came up to me, he was wearing he, he was real texting, you know, the pipe Wrangler jeans and big, big huge belt buckle like this big and 10 gallon hat and know the task on everything you gave me was like, Are you one that moslem? Just like that
redneck guy? So I said, Yes.
I thought he was gonna ask me some questions. But I don't want to go back home when
he started asking me about the authenticity of ideas that were found in some of the collections of the six authentic books and chains of narrators and the authenticity of these statements and that statements. I mean, he really got into some and this was maybe five, six years ago when I didn't have that much of an honor that feeling really beyond me. And he was just asking about, you know, how is it the museum Muslims can can take some of these had had been as part of our religion, and we don't really know what to do with them, and so on so forth. You know, so don't ever underestimate estimate anybody, people may know more about them than you think.
And people may be asking you questions you never know when someone asks you a question that they already know the answer to. There's another thing when I'm talking about the Marion, but don't overestimate them either. What I mean by don't overestimate them is don't make it an attempt to an attempt to make someone
cordial towards you and to establish a rapport with them. Don't make them feel too good about their disbelief. Don't make them feel too good about their disbelief. You know, don't don't tell them you know, that all like we see, unfortunately, happen a lot of times where we overpraise a group of people and in reality, make them feel very good about their disbelief, like we talked about the Christian to some people were the same, we believe in the same God and we follow, you know, the same profits and so on. I know you've heard this, you know, that Christians were very good. You know, we're like one of the same. It is you starting to see this, unfortunately, play out in Egypt a few
weeks ago, Muslims and Christians are hand by hand one of the same. I said of the day it happened and as soon as they get what they want, they will be killing each other. I said it
got what they wanted to study.
But making them feel good about that they only believe in the same God Are you a Christian we believe in the same God.
We do realistically, your your God hands on across stuff to you, God came on this earth and lived in a Britain Oh my Allah. My ally, Joe got a completely different. This is why I'm calling you to come over here. So I don't want to make them feel stupid about it. Now. There's there's a methodology that I like to use, which I've used this in the martial arts business for so long, and it's something that I learned as a teaching technique. It's called PCP,
PC TCP mini brains. Correct phrase, if any of you ever heard of this is an education field. You've probably heard this before. PCP praise, correct praise. For instance, Bibles. Do it.
Who is doing a certain move, and I'm telling you to do it, you know, in a forum blog or whatever, for instance, and let's say they're doing it all wrong, I'm not going to only be like, a horrible look at that it's terrible looking at stances, so weak, I could wake you up and stand like that, you know, I mean, realistically, I'm not going to teach them anything. After that, I've really lost all rapport with that person. and teaching them anything is gonna be very difficult after that point, and they're gonna probably not do anything, right again, for a while, more or less, I would go to them, and if I see, okay, they have their, their their arm been wrong, and there's not been to
whatever, I'll go to them and say, Look, you know, that stance you have is good, I like that stance, you know, all I need you to do is you just bend your knee a little bit more, you turn your foot in, take that form and bend it out of a 45 degree angle, just like that. That's exactly how I want you to do it from now on, you see the whole different scenario that I pray something that they weren't doing, right, so get a little core with them, and then tell them what they can fix, and then praise them for fixing and correcting the mistake. So dealing with people like this, you know, I mean that okay, we do give credit where credit is due, there is some goodness, in Christianity, as far as I
said, there are some people within them that are inherently good. And when the truth is presented to them, they will accept it, they will accept it. But the law says most of them are rebellious. But we give that credit where credit is due that there are some things within Christianity, yes, that we do know is probably given by scientists. And you know, some of the parts of the Bible may have truly been written by some of the prophets of the most primal data or been revealed by a lot there is that resonance there, but you give them the problem. You give them the situation. And then if they come to the understanding that you can graduate from that, if not, if they continue on options that are
lost final data says you go from the phases of
you know, admonishment,
if they continue upon that, and you warn them that morning, that following this path is going to lead you to destruction in this life and will lead you to hellfire. Excellent. This
isn't just how it goes forward. You've done the job. Any other questions? Any questions about this point?
of just asking me, you said between the Christian and Muslim you can't say
you can't tell them?
I would not. I would not suggest to do so because you don't know what they even got is if they're a Christian, you never know they could be someone who believes in Jesus God.
The fact that
Jesus is the Son of God, yes.
But they think that's their God. They think that is, that's the only problem saying is what Allah subhanho wa Taala calls to them in the Quran. He says, Let us come
to the same agreement, let us come to the same understanding that we believe in God He did not say, Allah did not say that we have the same belief in one God, Allah said, let us come to that same. You see, this is a problem that many people misconstrued with interpretation and through translations of the Quran, that this is a calling to say that Christians and the Muslims have the same God. No, Allah says, Let us come to one word.
I wouldn't I can't make any statements. But
I would say is something that I do not believe, believe that we should be doing. Because we don't know what they believe in. You don't know what you're saying about your belief by rain today. You know, we believe was right, if you come to this belief, you'll be rented. That's true. And this is the Islam and this is one thing that will be presented to you, as you know, why are Muslims so arrogant, you know that you think the Euro is the only right way and who gives you the right to
God gave us that right to you. I mean, this is not telling you my way is the right way, no, my way is not the right way. The way designed by the Creator of all that exists is the right way. And for him to say is the right way he has the right to do so. He is almost for him to say this is my straight path, follow Him and not follow other paths, for they will not lead you to the right place, that God has that right, I'm only really conveying that message. So it's not arrogance on my behalf. I'm telling you that and I can if I'm on that road, and I'm on the right path. And if you come home with you on the right path, we will be on the right path together. I'm not telling you to follow me.
I'm telling you to get him get him right back.
To follow the truth that follow me. Nobody should follow one individual in that sense, even even our walk around the lawn gave that admonition very clearly when he accepted if he left, he said look, you know the only infallibly around us with the practice of this. So after him if I do good, follow me if I'm doing right and telling you to write and follow me your your, your obedience to me becomes obligatory if I am in error, that your obedience to me is not obligatory you should correct
so that's, that's that's what we need to be have that dignity and honor that God designed Islam. He designed the creation, he has the right to tell you that if you do this, you'll be right. If you don't, you're gonna go to hell that's not coming from me. That's coming from God, the Creator of all the reasons I'm holding
get to the point of argument or