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Good, enjoying this beautiful London December evening.
First of all, I want to say as the brother reiterated, just
for everyone coming the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, as well as said,
Whoever does not think the people that he truly is not thankful to Allah as a widget. And that's something that we as Muslims are suffering from is learning to be thankful to Allah to each other, and to deal with each other that and desire
for beautiful recitation, Mashallah reminds me of my days in Cairo intimissimi, Nam
Moravia, Sharma view sounds reminds me of my days. And
tonight's topic is something that
is good to deal with this time of the year. Because the Christmas season is upon us, as they say. And it's a global season. It's not practice just in some parts of the world and not other parts. It's in almost every part of the world, even in non religious communities, such as the Buddhist communities in Japan and several Christmases there. And Christmas has become one of those events that has disintegrated from its original purpose into a commercial purpose, which most holidays have. Therefore, a lot of people just fall in line because it's just a time of the year where we do this and we do that we give gifts we buy things, we have dinners, etc. so on and so forth. And even
Unfortunately, some of our Muslim brothers and sisters fall prey in victim to this festive time of year.
The goal tonight inshallah is twofold. Number one to give the truest origins of Christianity, which is a compound of many things, and I'm going to try to be brief.
So that not only our Muslim brothers and sisters, but do we have any First of all, do we have any non Muslim guests with us? Not yet Muslims, anybody in this room? Who is not a Muslim right now? Raise your hand? No. Okay. We have one. We have one back there. One, just one. Let me ask you a question. How do you feel being surrounded by all these terrorists, I mean, Muslims.
If you say, you should feel safe, you should be made to feel safe, and be welcomed and cordial. Everyone, go and greet this gentleman, be nice to him. Show him the hospitality that Muslims should afford one another, and especially on this channel. And if they don't treat you nicely come and see me
for those black dots to use.
But also, to show the true story of the birth of a setting is the narrative that the Quran gives and the beauty of the narrative that the Quran give the story and the birth of each and etc.
Now, when it comes to Christmas, the word Christmas comes from a compound word of Christ's mass crisis, or the mask that was given on the eve of the birth of Christ. It's actually done Christmas Eve inshallah, then there's another one Christmas, it's called Christ. And that's, and this was instituted into the church some years ago, and I'm not going to go to all the details. I want to give you the parts that are important in sha Allah, so that when you leave here today, you can avoid this fitna inshallah you can know what this is, this whole thing is about. Now, normally, the popular idea is that Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Christ, right. So this is what they say.
Christmas December 25, is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. When this is not even close to being the case, because there is no Christian scholars who agree very few of them agree on when even the birth of Christ was there are a number of difference of opinion. Some of you say he was born in September, some genuine some in May. Some say he was born before one scene, which is the Christian era that big boy encounter. Some say he was born a couple of years after that.
Once he was born in three savings going into BC, there is no scholarly consensus upon this from any of Christianity, or any of his stories. And
none of them. None of them will say that December 25, with without a doubt the birth of Jesus Christ. So how did December 25 come to be celebrated as Christmas or Christ mass or to even be thought of as the birthday of Jesus Christ.
this time of the year, the Christmas season is not something that is
a introduction of Christianity or any Western ideology of precedent, the Christmas season or the season of the last few weeks of December, it's something that traces its origins weight back to pagan, Roman pagan Europe. There's a couple of things that come into play and I'm going to try to deal with each one in separately and as briefly as I can, because we can we can go on and on and on about this. The Roman pagans first introduced a season at the end of December, that was called Saturnalia. Saturnalia, of course, revolve around the planet of Saturn and this and the god Saturn. It was celebrated from December 17 to December 25 was the season and the season of Saturnalia.
Had a good intention behind it the beginning, but its practices became very, very barbaric. The point of Saturnalia was to celebrate law and order, which if you know anything about Roman culture, Roman culture was about law and order that things had to be done with law and order. And
through the 17th, to the 25th, they would disband.
They would disband, there would be no law, there would be no order, the courts would not open, there would be no punishment for crimes, it would be a time of lawlessness. And part of the idea was that look, if we give people this week of lawlessness, and they see what lawlessness is really like, then in turn, putting on ordering to play would be a lot easier. Because if you live in chaos, and I've lived in chaos, I've lived in some of our Muslim countries. So no chaos is about when you come to Western cultures, you can realize that there are maybe some things about the West that we could again reinstitute like law and order, like civility, etc, so on and so forth. So they will erase
these things. And they will do such practices, such as going in the streets naked, and going from door to door singing, singing stupid songs for each other. This initially was this practice of Roman paganism that would become known as Carolyn, and become known as Carolyn when, when when Rome came under Christian rule.
Also, they would do things such things as they would pick every little town would pick one person who would become the representative of disorder of disorder. So they would indulge this person in all kinds of things that would make them eat too. They can't fill themselves anymore to the boiling over with food and drink. They would do illicit sexual acts with them instead of just everything that you think would would connote disorder and immorality. And then what what happened at the end of this week, they would then kill that person, sacrifice him, as in this person is the sacrifice of this order of lawlessness amongst us and the law and order we instituted.
To celebrate this, they would also make cookies out of the images of human beings. And then people would eat those cookies. And similar to that of this person who would be the epitome of law and order, or lawlessness. That is still practice even today in the Christmas season. What are those called now? gingerbread cookies, gingerbread cookies, you think that those gingerbread cookies from us come from a kid's story about Hansel and Gretel, that's not where it comes from the origin of gingerbread cookies goes back to human sacrifice.
So think about that the next time you eat a gingerbread cookie, not a big deal. It has it has its origins, it has its roots also.
Also, you would see things
such as when Christian Rome came or Christianity came to Rome, and through the influence of Christians, pockets of Rome began to enter into Christianity and Christianity started to take ahold into Rome. Christians realized one thing about these practices that were being done and Saturday is only one I'm just dealing with one today. I could go on and on and on about how many Roman pagan practices came to be what known as theological fundamental Christianity Today, we don't have time for the the construct of all but this time
at the festival, when when Christians began to have some power in Rome.
One thing that they realized is that Romans weren't coming just wholeheartedly into Christianity and leaving their their, their their pagan practices. This is not something they were willing to do. They weren't willing to just give up everything. They weren't willing to give up everything. So Christianity and some of the church fathers in the bishops of the time, began to institute some of pagan Roman practices into Christianity, but then give it a blessing and make it sort of a a Christian spiritual idea as a Christian spiritual idea, such as in the fourth century, they imported this would be in the year 307. When you start seeing like the councils in my car, and start up some
of the fundamental Christianity ideologies come into pass, such as the apostles creed and the Nicene Creed and things of this nature calm to be formatted in third fourth century, Christian leaders succeeded in converting Christians in large number of pagans, by promising them they would promise them to look accept Christianity, keep what you have, keep what you have, at the time, just just leave it how it is just accept Christianity, Jesus Christ, the southern at the thing that you love so much these and we're gonna get into mythic, mythic religion in a moment, you can keep it, just keep it because we pretty much have the same thing. We pretty much have the same thing. We're doing
the same thing, and we have a festive season, etc. so on and so forth.
Now the problem was with Saturnalia is that there was no real way to meld that over. Like with morphism, which we'll talk about myth ism was a little bit easier to meld into Christianity. Saturnalia was a little bit more difficult, because you had all these human sacrifices going on, you had this lawlessness of border and you know all these weird things. So the way they solve this problem was deciding that they were going to celebrate the day that Jesus Christ was born on December the 25th. This also coincided with someone's birthday. Anyone knows his birthday was
Nathan, Sundar, also some ruler.
I'll leave the country for some homework. There was a ruler at the time whose birthday was December 25, that it coincided very well. But they decided that December 25 will be the birthday of Jesus Christ. This is the day when we will celebrate Christ's mass who celebrate Christ's mass on December the 25th. It was very easy to meld those two in. Because during the beginning era of Christianity, let's say the fourth, fifth, sixth seventh century, Saturnalia was still practiced even in Christian communities, the law and order it but instead of killing people, it became about the midst of a very merry and festive time, you just get drunk, you just pass out you do crazy things, you go around
people's houses, playing jokes, and then singing for them. Poor people would get gifts from the rich people, etc. so on and so forth. It became a festival of giving. And this became the Christmas season now.
Now, there was a couple of communities within Europe that eventually came over into the United States of America that eventually banned the entire season of Christmas because of its pagan origins of Saturnalia. And they realized that this was back to roots of pagan origins, and also metaphysics, which was about mysteries and interesting moments, they decided to ban these things. In in the United States, in colonies all throughout, let's say the 15 and 1600s. Christmas was bad. The entire season of Christmas was banned right here. I mean, excuse me, in the United States of America and in England, the Puritans, any of you who did any English history Puritans, you guys know who the
Puritans. Puritans were absolutely. And to this day, or this Christmas, to this very day Puritans do not celebrate Christmas, because they know of its pagan origins. And they have been dissenters of the Christmas season since the beginning. Since the beginning, they've been dissenters. And there were a lot of other dissenters to the Christmas season. And to put in Chris Christ's birthday on December 25. These dissenters were at some of the council's when I see the first the second and third one yet they didn't have a lot on the voice and so on and so forth. Because the Roman bishops were the ones who had the most power in these councils because these councils were held the Roman
Empire under the Roman rule.
There are other things within Christmas that come from pagan origins. And they descend from Northern Europe from Northern Europe and eventually came over to England and then over into the Americas when when the British migrated to American initiative coffees.
Have you ever heard of Yuletide carols during this time of the season? Raise your hand if you've heard the word Yuletide carols Do you know where the wolf ik was comes from the word mule itself? The word util itself was practice was its comes from North Africa and they sell it I mean North Europe, they say
Celebrating the winter solstice, known as you, this was the time of you was the title of you the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, they celebrated something as the yield time. And this was something to celebrate the God that the God made for the sun that we have. And any of you ever heard of ministers of ratio ministers.
You've heard of Christianity, if you haven't heard of me, because let me tell you about racism real quick, we'll take a side note and just discuss mutism for about two minutes and then come back to you all and Yuletide. And you'll log in this whole burning of 12 Days of Christmas, and we'll get there. Now,
the Vatican is known today, which was the seat of Christianity, for as long as we know it, even to this day is the seat of the largest denomination of Christians. The Vatican was built upon territory that was was sanctified and and and and and used for military worship for hundreds and hundreds of years.
And if you look at Orthodox Christian hierarchy, it's exactly the same as as as music hierarchy. And if you look at some of the teachings of mutism, let me give you some of the teachings of new atheism to just just just lay it down for you and see what you think.
which was the son of God was born on December 25. He was incarnate as a human being born December 25, as an offspring of a son. So amirtha, the son of God had an offspring that was also part of himself. It was born on December 25, and he was the son of God.
He was next to the God who was loved and out of out of babies,
nearly also held the highest rank amongst the gods. At first, he was also a Persian, Persian God. Persians had many, many calls from restaurants and mutism, and even the Institute of some Greek methodology in with it.
Musa is a spiritual light, and this is from some of the scholars of medieval religion. Reverend Jim W. Link said that music is a spiritual light contending with spiritual darkness, as through his labors, the kingdom of darkness shall be lit with heavens own lines, the pure art to be made purified by him and evil are to be made good through the mediation of manifest the reconciler of Osmonds, and Roman mythos is the good, his name is equated with love. He is in relation to the eternal, he's the source of grace. And in relation to man, he is the giver of life and the mediator. And in the media, he was considered to be a great traveler, and a master of teaching. He had 12
confinements, and he performs miracles, he would heal the sick, the blind, he would raise people from the dead, all of these things. And if you think I am just giving you a load of hot air, go do your own research. Never take anything from just someone sitting up here because you have one reference point. And human beings are acceptable or unacceptable to air, especially in our day and age. Go check your information. Don't take it from me Go check it. Also amirtha was called the Good Shepherd. Another name for him was the Good Shepherd. He was also known as the truth and the light. He was also the Redeemer, the Savior, the Messiah. He was identified his identifying symbols were
the lion and the lion. These were symbols that identify the lion and the lamb.
The International Encyclopedia, you can take this for a little bit of reference says that we're This seems to own his prominence to the belief that he was the source of all life, and could also redeem the souls of the dead to a better world in the next life. The ceremonies included a sort of baptism to remove sin is part of the religion.
The anointing the sacred meal of bread and water, while a consecrated wine, believed to possess wonderful power also played a prominent role in their rituals. Chambers encyclopedia says about near theism, the most important of many festivals was his birthday, which was celebrated on the 25th of December.
And this day, subsequently fixed against all evidence as the birth of Christ, the worship of mere fez, early found its way into Rome into the mysteries of manifests which fell in the spring equinox weren't famous even amongst the Roman festivals. The ceremonies observed in the initiation of these mysteries the symbolic struggle between the gods of good and evil were the most extraordinary to a certain degree even dangerous character baptism as a particular mystical liquid considering consisting of flour and water.
Anybody know what is used as a combination of flour and water today in Christian ceremonies,
the Holy Communion, the bread and the wine
to be dropped with the appearance of sacred formulas robots, the inaccurate inauguration house, also Mifflin was considered to have been killed,
buried and risen from the dead on the third after three days, and it was done this way.
Spring Equinox which is the exact same time which is now celebrated as Eastern, as Eastern.
Professor Frank Kumar at the University of Ghana writes,
the Secretary, the secretaries of the Persian God, like the Christians purified themselves by baptism receiving this big species of confirmation of the power necessary to combat the spread of evil, and expected from a Lord's Supper a salvation of body and soul. Like the latter, they also held Sunday sacred the sacred day for me that religion was Sunday was considered the Lord's Day. This was the Lord's Day, this was God's day.
And they celebrated the birth of his son to December the 25th. They both preached a categorical system of ethics regarded as autism as materials and counted amongst their principal virtues abstinence, meaning that one of the most virtuous things you can do is absence, to be an aesthetic to abstain from the pleasures of the world, including the indulgence of women that you didn't get married, you have stained
renunciation and self control their concepts of the world and of destiny of man are similar. They both admitted the existence of a heaven inhabited by beautified rooms situated in the upper regions and over the hill, people by an inhale dominated by demons situated in the bowels of the earth. They both placed a fluid at the beginning of history and both assigned as a source to their condition and primitive revelation. They both finally believed in the morality of the soul, and allows judgment and the resurrection of them consequently, a final configuration of the universe. Reverend Charles Big thanks to the disciples America formed that organized church with a developed hierarchy. They
possess the ideas of mediation, atonement, and I say here who is human yet divine, and not only the idea, but a doctrine of the future love. They had a Eucharist of baptism and other curious analogies that pointed out between their systems and the Church of Christ. In the catacombs of Rome, there is a preserved relic of old myth that worship is the picture of the infant, the infant Musa seated in the lap of his virgin mother, when she was born of a virgin, while on their knees before him with the person, that guy adoring him, gifts of gold and silver, he was buried in a tomb and Rose, they get on three days, His resurrection was celebrated every year by them in the spring equinox. Now, I
could keep going and going and going. But I think you can see that near theism did find its way into Christianity, some of his beliefs being practicing along with the time because when Christianity began to conquer Rome, Rome was a mixed bag of pagans, and it was a mixed bag of paganism. You had people who were celebrating
the gods of Greece, the Roman gods, the mere fact of the Persian gods, you had people celebrating all these different events. And what you find is if you look at a lot of holidays, that are celebrated in many countries today, they trace their roots back to Christianity, go farther than that trace their roots back to painting back to the days of, of
the God of the god of thunder, Thor, and his father, Odin. In all of these things, you find them in these practices.
Some of the statements of mythic religion and the myth that saints have their documents that Musa said, I am a star which goes with you and shines out into the depths of darkness. You also see in Revelation, the Christian Bible, Jesus saying, the root offspring of David I am a bright and morning star. See, there's so many similarities you go. But I want to step back to our immediate point before I go too deep into mutism talking about you and the people who practice Islam in Northern Europe.
Each year as the sun Grodd groovy mature, the days became long written, this is how their ideology went that as the sun got mature throughout the year, the days got longer and warmer. This symbolize the sun Gods light life, it means fruitfulness in his in his in his old age. But as he matured and get older,
the days became shorter, and dimmer, and darker and colder. And it was also customary to light a candle to encourage me with as the sun got to appear the next year in the wintertime, they would like Canvas, in order that the sun god mirrors would appear the next year. Also they burnt huge you logs you log unis wheel, and they burn these huge logs, they would carve them into a wheel and burn them and they will burn them.
Because the you are we'll symbolize the sun. So they take these big, huge, huge logs and they would burn them in hopes that it would encourage the god manifest to come back the next year. And the average time it took for these because they have some system of the way they cut them out the trees they use it took an average of about 12 days, about 12 days for these logs to burn. Thus you get
the 12 Days of Christmas you get the 12 Days of Christmas because they celebrated this for 12 days.
For 12 days they would celebrate this. Another one of the practices that they would do is they would bring a first they began but they would just go out into the woods and decorate evergreen trees. Because the evergreen tree in many Northern Europe paganistic religions, they evergreen trees symbolized eternal life. It symbolized the fact that life can conquer death, that life can conquer death, because these trees never die. I don't care how cold it is where you go, these evergreen trees don't die. So they initially went out and started to decorate them and things of that nature, then they would cut them down and bring them into the home, to remind them of what to remind them
that the sun god would come back next year and life would conquer death because they believe that somebody died during during this this time of the year and that He resurrected himself during the summer or the spring equinox or the spring equinox. So they will bring these trees into their homes, in a civilization to remind them that life conquered death, which became known as the Christmas tree Christmas tree, the same thing today they go out and make sure you bring your house and you decorate, which by the way is forbidden in the Bible.
In the Bible, in Jeremiah chapter 10. Jeremiah chapter 10 says do not follow the ways of the heathens do not follow the ways in the Hinton's heathens, meaning pagans the people who worship other gods for they don't need to know law nor do injustice. They venture out into the woods and I'm paraphrasing for you in English they venture out into the woods cut down a tree from the words men have the axe they bring it into home and decorate it with pencils and silver.
Jeremiah chapter 10 verse one through four go look at yourself go home tonight. If you have a Bible, go look at it or go as shift boom you guys know just google yet. We get a lot of things are shifting. If you are boycotting Google at the moment you can worship being insured being will tell you what Jeremiah chapter 10, one through four says for you for yourself is exactly what is done today. cut down a tree decorated with pencils and silver. And that's actually some of the things they did with pencil. One of the things you can go and buy it's those little stringy, glittery looking things called tensile. You throw it on the tree.
These huge, huge logs of running out of the sun. And also, mistletoe was considered a sacred plant amongst me a sacred plant and the customer of kissing under the mistletoe began as a fertility ritual. It was a fertility ritual that if you kiss under the mistletoe, the mistletoe had in itself some magical powers that can make you for time and have children. So you kiss each other on the mistletoe and you go and try to have a child. You go and try to have a child and also hardy berries which you see the Halle Berry associated a lot with Christmas. You know the holly Bush, the little bush with spiky leaves and has the holly berries. These were known as the food of the gods. These
were the gods ate the fruit of the gods.
It just is a decoration. Do you know what happens in eat healthy bears.
You will die. They're poisonous, you will get very very sick and you will die. They will use that poison. In ancient times. You make it into a very concentrated poison put on a tissue area shoot somebody with it. That's it pretty much wrap for them.
I told you about the evergreen trees reminds them of these things now. 350 this word all comes starts coming into play.
And I want to get into another portion if we run out of time. In 350 Pope Julius the first declared that Christ's birthday will be celebrated on December 25 350. This is when it was declared by Pope Julius the first that we will celebrate Christ's birthday on December the 25th. Now there is no doubt that he was trying to make it. He was trying to make it as painless as possible for Roman pagans to come over to Christianity because their goal was just to get people to convert to Christianity didn't matter how or when or where or under what circumstances just let them accept Christianity they can keep whatever else they have. For now just let them accept Christianity.
The new religion went down a little bit easier knowing that their feasts would be taken away from you don't have to give away your birthdays and your your your holidays. We'll get into birthdays at some other point birthdays is also a paganistic. Practice whether you know or not. birthdays, trace their roots to paganism. Why we as Muslims don't celebrate birthdays.
Christ mass as we know it today. most historians agree began in Germany, although Catholics and Lutherans still disagree about which church celebrated the first, most scholars say it first was celebrated Christ amounts in Germany. Although the Lutherans in the Catherine's debate, they don't know they'll argue about everything, but they debate about who celebrated it first. The earliest recorded history of an evergreen tree being decorated in a Christian celebration was in 1521. And the house gave reasons in German is the first recorded history of the Christmas tree being used. in there, a prominent Lutheran minister of the day, cried blasphemy
They should not look to this tree but to the tree of Christ.
They thought was blasphemy amongst the Lutheran, Lutheran initially said this is blasphemy we should look to the tree of Christ. Now, one of the finger I'm going to talk about that is the big fitna this time of the year. And then we'll go on to the real Christmas Story Chairman because I could go on and on and on. And I will confuse you probably because it's just too much too much information. This time of the year, there's a figure that miraculously appears.
And he's the fitna for most of our children. Anybody know his name?
Santa Claus, Santa Claus.
Santa Claus, the fitness How many of you have children in this room above or below the age of 10? Raise your hand. How many of them have told you about Santa Claus already?
Your children knows enterprises. Trust me, you better hit this in the head before it gets to them because Santa Claus takes your job. He does everything that you're supposed to do, but he doesn't interact with me one night.
And unfortunately, Santa Claus has made the children of the West very ungrateful, but I'm grateful to the parents. I don't need to be good to you. I need to be good and make sure Santa Claus is good because it will come and give me everything I want at the end of the year.
initially is traced back to an apparent man named St. Nicholas St. Nicholas. Now Nicholas was born in Turkey. He's a Turkish
Turkish man born in about two seven. Somewhere roughly in that area, a man from Turkey named Nicholas. He later became the Bishop of Myra. Now, he died in 345. c. And on December 6, he was not made a saint until the 1800s. They didn't even give him sainthood into the 1800s. Now, Nicolas is more and I'm telling you this just so you know, there's some conspiracy behind it because Nicolas is more than the man who became known as St. Nicholas.
Nicholas was also one of the architects of the council's of Nicene. Nicholas was also one of the architects of the Council of Nicea. And he was also one of the architects of what will become known as the New Testament. He was one of the architects of the New Testaments, and decided what would be known as Ken and what would be known as creed that Christians would believe. So this man is very prominent. He only gets the prominence of being Santa Claus. No, no, there's a lot more behind it. He was part of the problem of Christianity Today, that there was so many things about Christianity that we want to know, in the year
after Jesus left.
And until the three Council of Nicea, there were so many things that Christians believed
Christianity was not a mainstream Trinitarian religion at this time. And anyone who thinks that is not doing their research very well to go look at what the Church Fathers of the first, second, third centuries believed. Was there a group of trinitarianism amongst the Church Fathers? Absolutely, absolutely. But there was just as big and even more so majority in the first two centuries of Unitarian Church Fathers and Puritan church fathers who believe in one God, Jesus as a man as a savior, yes, maybe as a savior, but a savior in the sense that he brought humanity back to the right religion and the right way of God. We found this in the documents of, of the Dead Sea Scrolls and
things of that nature, which I don't trust the Dead Sea Scrolls very far, because they were kept in Israel for far too long. But nevertheless, the council's of Nicea turn things around, turn things around the way the Council of Nicea turn things around. And this guy Nicholas was part to play.
The way that comes on nicely to turn things around was that it became a political game, a political game, it became politics. And what do politics do politics destroy the goodness of anything? If you look at the way politics are run today, look at Parliament today, what happens in Parliament, not what you see on TV, you can turn on the parliament channel and watch. That's not what happens. What happens is what's happening behind closed doors and back rooms, where deals are being made. This is where politics is played. Politics is played out in dark corners in the shadows. Real politics has played the shadows. It's not played in front. What is played in front of you is staged theater.
That's what you see when you turn on the parliament channel, the stage theater. When you look at the Congress channel, if you watched on c span and things in ancient America, it's things theater, things have already been decided long ago in back rooms, and it's all about politics, who will have the most power, who will have the most power and they give you this two party system. How
Many parties you have given in the UK three party system. It's just a joke.
But nevertheless, this is what happens with the council's nicea politics came to play. The Roman bishops wanted the most power, and therefore they got it with the backroom deals and we will agree with you and we will go with this one in this Bishop of this area, we will all conclude this and that the other and whosoever didn't go along with what came out of those councils. Do you know what happened to them? If you are the center to the council's of
first second or third?
Or the other councils that took place? There were more than just the council may see it? Do you know what happened to you?
You were imprisoned. You were killed. Your eyes were poked out your tongue was cut out your books were burned as a heretic so that it would be known that anyone who had the same beliefs as you either better keep it to themselves or come on board with everyone else. This is just the way it happened. This is why some are forcing a lot.
Only 250 years after this councils could barely find one person on the religion. He said he said, and his last teacher told me one. I don't know if anyone left. But there is another prophet coming go find him because none of us left. It was because of the brutality after the cost of the brutality that was put down of the North African churches who were Unitarian and some of the churches of Judah and things of that nature by the Roman Church. We're not going down that road. I can go down it for ages with you because this is my life. This is what I came out of. So I want to know where it came out of. But this guy, Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, he was among the senior bishops who convened the
Council of Nicea 325 to create the New Testament, the text that they portrayed,
became known as the candidate.
Now, in 18, and 27, a group of sailors who idolized Nicholas moved his bones from Turkey to a sanctuary sanctuary in Italy. There Nicholas supplanted a female boom given DDT called the grandmother or the passport, Athenian passport apophenia, who used to fill the children's stockings with her gifts. The grandmother was ousted from her shrine at body which became the center of the Nicholas copes. Saint Nicholas had his own coat for a while. members of this group gave each other gifts during a pageant they conducted annually on the anniversary of Nicholas death December six, the Nicholas called spread North until it was adopted by German and Celtic pagans. These groups
worshipped a Pantheon led by wooden, their chief God, which was the father of Thor, any of you who have done any Greek mythology, you know that or if you've watched any of these Hollywood movies? You all know that
Thor and Warren and Odin and we all we all know where that goes.
even know how voting is depicted in mythology. Can you tell me how old it is?
The father for good and bad You don't know means you haven't even messed around with a warden is a guy with a big white beard, who rides through the skies.
The white beard will rise to the skies. Now.
He did that every autumn. Every autumn every autumn season Warden was going to be right around the skies, deciding the fate of his his servants.
When Nicholas St. Nicholas merged with Bowden when he went farther north and merged with his pagan practice, Walden.
Nicholas got the warm beer. He wrote a horse to the sky, and it from the autumn. They celebrated it during December, it migrated over December and he started dawning heavy winter clothing, big coat and stuff like that. And you can go and see all this just go do a little bit of research for yourself.
In a bid for pagan adherents in Northern Europe, the Catholic Church adopted the Nicholas Koch and taught that he did distribute gifts on December the 25th and 77. Six they adopted this practice, because they realized that this initiated from St. Nicholas went on to this pinky painting of pagan practice, and then came back into Rome that they just adopted they adopted it as St. Nicholas that he gave up gifts on December the 25th. This is an 1809 a novelist watching the urban wrote a satire of Dutch culture entitled Knickerbocker history. The satire refers several times to the white bearded flying horse riding St. Nicholas using his Dutch name. You know what St. Nicholas if you say
Santa Claus. Santa Claus means St. Nicholas St. Nicholas over into Dutch language so Santa Claus, a Dutch name for St. Nicholas.
Now, Dr. Clement more a professor at Union seminary read Knickerbocker history in 1822, he published a poem based on the character Santa Claus Twas the Night Before Christmas. When all over the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were home in the chimney with care, which came from that woman who ran the temple.
stockings were hung by the chimney with care and hope that St. Nicholas would soon be there. This is where all of these premises come from, is where it all comes from. more innovative,
By portraying Santa Claus now more innovated Santa Claus. Rather than riding a horse. He put him on a sleigh with eight horses in front of him, which eventually became reindeer because of the area where it came from. The Bavarian illustrator Thomas NASS almost completed the modern picture of Santa Claus from 1862 to 1886. Based on Moore's poem, he drew more than 2200 cartoon images of Santa for Harper's Weekly Harper's weekend you guys heard of Harper's Weekly right? Harper's Weekly had Santa Claus in it, and there's over 22 of the images of him looking just like the Santa Claus that we see today. Before now, St. Nicholas had been pictured as everything from a stern looking bishop
to a known like figure and a frog Nast also being sent a home of North Pole. Master, one of the gifts and the home of the North Pole make it a little bit more festive with the time of the year, he gave a workshop filled with elves and his list of good and bad children the world and all center was missing was his red outfit. So sensor was missing at this point. Now how to send to get the right outfit. In 1931, the Coca Cola company contracted this sweetest commercial list. Artists hadn't sun bloom, and to create a coke drinking center. They wanted a coke drinking sensor son who modeled his center on his friend Louis Prentiss, who was chosen for his cheerful chubby face, the corporation
insisted Coca Cola insisted that census for Trump suit, the bright Coca Cola red, and Santa was born a blend of Christian Crusader pagan god and commercial items. This is Christian Crusader, pagan god, commercial Bible. And this is what Christianity is, I mean, this is what Christmas is today. It's part of the Christian Crusade, to conquer the world, or to conquer lands because commercialism is the easy way to conquer things. It is also part pagan idol and
commercial, I think you've got a commercial item. So all of that is Santa Claus. And this is pretty much as deep as I need to go into it. That Christmas, the entire idea of Christmas goes back to paganism, the the entire idea of a Savior for humanity of a triune, God, of a death, resurrection, all of these things initiated long before the Canon gospels were written down. And they were adopted as part of Roman Christian practice in order to entice patients to come over to the to the to the Christianity. And if I could take the time, I would go through with it as deep as I can, and show you pictures, and images and slides, and documents and books that prove these points. But there are
plenty of people who have already done so. And you can go and look at these things.
The point of the matter is, we need to protect ourselves from these things, because the Prophet
said something very beautiful. This Hadith is recorded in the
collection of evidence.
Accident collected this
and it is by evidence. Now there is some weaknesses to the particular
it's not his hobbies, but they have been authenticated by later
have been found because of coupling multicolor, I'm not going to go deep into these things, which I feel abandoned.
And some of the scholars have verified this with a profit ladies, Savannah said whoever imitated people, whoever imitates of people is often whoever imitated people is of them. Meaning if you imitate a people, you are one of them. And this is something that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam taught, even beyond this thing, he taught us something very beautiful, which is hardly from speaking, qualifying speaking, being different from people who worship something other than Allah, differentiate, differentiate yourself from people who worship something other than Allah. And he said this on many occasions, he said it about the Jews, that the Jews
the Jews, pray with their shoes off all the time. So you pray the shoes on sometimes pray with them or sometimes cloudy for the machine, the isolators the machine with their left hand. So he said what do you mean it with your quality photos, you can be different from them. He also said that the Persians they did what they grew their mustaches, they trim their beards. So you do what? you trim your mustache and you grow your beard, early fukushi can be different from them. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam told us to distinguish ourselves to distinguish ourselves even in things that might seem harmless, they might seem foolish, they let their parents go down to the floor and drag the
floor. There is all
You pull it up clearly philosophy can be different from them. Why?
Islam is hot. Is there anybody in here?
That would be a Muslim and disagree with? Islam is true, yes or no? What you have is certified truth that you can prove.
If you, as a Muslim, are running around, looking at him, talking, behaving like everyone else, you're just blending in, I'm just getting by, I'm just trying to fit in, then what would make me
as a non Muslim, want to be like you? Because you're like me, the only thing different about you is the way that you look, the way that you talk, and the what you eat. If that's the only thing that's different about you, why do I want to be like you? What I have is just fine. I was born and raised like this, if you're trying to be like me, why would I try to be like you?
Do you get what I'm trying to say? This is why we should even in the small things, teach ourselves teach our families and our children's to be different. Yes, be different. Be different doesn't mean you have to cause chaos all the time. That's not the difference I'm talking about. I'm talking about being different in who you are. While they're out celebrating Christmas. We do something completely different. something completely different.
Don't go run out on is it after Boxing Day here. You guys have those big things. You have to Boxing Day right for us after Thanksgiving, when they have the big sales when people's trample over each other to get the big deals. And guess who use the other with everybody else? are they fighting over TVs and everything else? Yeah, you can say what this is not some form of a bad? No, it's not. But if we as Muslims stood apart from these things, we didn't distinguish ourselves from even the small things or even the small things. We go and buy a turkey on in America, the Muslims or go buy a turkey on Thanksgiving, it is just eating turkey, just chill out. We're just eating turkey. Fine.
There's nothing I didn't say there's anything wrong with eating turkey. And I'm not saying it's wrong to eat it on November the 25th, or the last Thursday, and thanks the honor in November. But do you think that maybe if you stood apart a little bit, people might look and see why is it so different? What makes you so different? What makes you think that you're different or better than us? This is the opportunity that we need for data to distinguish ourselves from them to distinguish what we have from what they want, we have to make that distinguishing line, even if it's in the small things. Even if it's little small things, we make that distinguishing line. Forget about
boycotting Starbucks, let's boycott the season of this ship the entire season. Let's show our children who Santa Claus really is let's teach our families, the real meaning of these holidays of Easter, of Christmas, have all of these paganistic practice practices. And so we can distinguish ourselves in the way that we behave, we should distinguish ourselves in
one of the ways that we should distinguish ourselves. And I'm going to take a little side note before I finish. One of the ways that we distinguish ourselves
is the way that we behave. And that is one of the things that we're missing more than anything is our behavior. Our behavior has become equatable, if not worse, in some instances to those to whom we're trying to come to the truth. Our behavior, our manners, or our flock is something that is destroying us. It is destroying the Muslim as a whole. It is destroying our ummah. It is destroying our children. It is destroying our countries, it is destroying our lands, and we're bringing it over to the west with us, unfortunately, and it is destroying our doubt. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam, I'm not going to go deep into this because I could go on about this. He said something very
beautifully. And in a Russian Pilates, recording this is what the prophet sallallahu wasallam said
to them in my personal life that I was not sent. But to perfect your mind's eye was not set up to perfect your manners. So kind of law the Prophet Lisa had to slam is telling us to I wasn't Senate, except for the reason of making your manners, beautiful, beautifying your manage the Prophet later to slam said that someone who has good manners can achieve the same reward as someone who prays all night and fast all day. And all of these are authentic narrations. I'm not going to go through the details because they're often equal check them. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam also said that the heaviest thing that will go on your scale of good deeds on the Day of Judgment is what your soul is
that they have based on your scale.
What about you
Fasten your seat. No, he said, the heaviest thing to go in your skill of goodies on the Day of Judgment is your manners, your good manners. Therefore, if that is the heaviest thing to go on your skin of good deeds on the Day of Judgment, what do you think is the heaviest thing to go on your scale of bad deeds? Your mom's your bad manners? Do we treat people the way you deal with people, the demeanor that you carry yourself with the Prophet Lisa, Dr. Sarah was asked for our prayer. And I'm going to leave it with this about the manners. And this is about this this time of the year. Because this time of the year teaches people one thing you might have that is it isn't teaching,
marry, and festive and jolly teaches them to be greedy. This season is all about greed. It's all about what you can get, not what you can get. It's not the season of giving. It is about what you can get what you can get and how you can get it. It's all about the season of destroying manage, look at how people do each other during this time of year. Look at how people behave.
I will read robots as the Prophet symbol or send them
what's the fastest growth agenda?
How many of you would like to know the fastest growth agenda? The fastest growth agenda if you don't raise your hand, you're the man need some work?
This is the question of
is the question to ask what is the quickest work agenda? How many of you want to know the hardest road agenda? I don't either. Don't want to know the hardest work agenda because
I don't want to go that way a believer looks for the easiest way to get the paradise Did you know because let me tell you one thing. When we get to Jenna insha Allah, no one is going to ask the other person how you die.
Nobody's going to ask each other how you got here. It won't matter. It won't matter. It will not matter what you had to go through to get here. If you're here, that's all.
That's all that matters. The last person to interject now will be given 10 times the world and everything it possesses. Nobody's gonna care how you got there. Nobody's gonna care. What are you gonna be happy that we gotta find get there quicker than everybody else.
the quickest way to get the gentlemen. That Professor mausoleum told me two things. do two things and you will be on the fast track to gentlemen, he said the first thing is, taqwa.
Have consciousness of Allah that Allah is watching? That you're walking down a thorny path, as I've already said, and you're trying not to get tricked by the Romans have Taqwa of Allah azza wa jal, Ali raviolo and say taqwa, one of the definitions of taqwa is that you never let a lot of finds you or he told you not to be and you always try to let him find you where he told you to be. So
he said taqwa is one of the ways he said the other way. The other fasttrack agenda has no goodness, he said, I won't have good manners, and you will enter into gender the quickest. He also didn't ask me is the fastest way to go to hell. He said, What is between the two lips and what is between the two legs. This is the quickest road to Japan. So our manners means a lot. And our network is being destroyed by our miners. Because people look at the religion of Islam. And they see a beautiful image, anyone who takes a
unbiased look at Islam, we'll see a beautiful way of life, systematic, beautiful way of life. But when they look at the actions of Muslims, and I'm not talking about the trumped up actions that we see on BBC and Sky News, and Fox News, and I'm talking about when they see Muslims with their own two eyes, when they look at the actions of Muslims, they don't see that beauty. And I've heard too many believers, including myself, make the statements at hamdulillah that I met Islam before I met Muslims, a company that I met Islam before I met Muslims, because we're my Islam based upon Muslims I would have left long ago, I would have left long ago. And for sure, I would have left for the two
years that I lived in Egypt. And one thing that I will say, and I'm telling you this, yes, it might be harsh, but sometimes we need to hear the harsh reality. We need to hear sometimes I said hamdulillah that non Muslims are forbidden from Mecca. And it's the most beautiful places in the world, the most tranquil places in the world, but we behave the most ignorant when we go.
We behaved the most ignorant when we go there. When you take a non Muslim who has never heard about Islam and brought him in from the heart of America, he would try to find the quickest way to get out.
How many of you been there? Agree to disagree?
He would, because how we deal with each other when we go to Mecca, we fight, we push, we shove, we steal, we cheat. And the closer you get to the other, the worse it gets. The closer you get to the cover.
And the closer you get to the most sacred place on the Kaaba, which is the last one.
alumnus time that's all I can say. I'm almost done.
Because you might end up in the hospital, you might end up in the hospital. And we all know the truth, the same things for going visit the Prophet grave in Medina trying to get to supper, trying to get a some biryani or a kebab or anything in those two cities you are going to fight for. And this is the image of Islam that 100 Now we only see. But unfortunately, that's how we behave sometimes with each other and behave in public. We need to learn that we are being viewed by the world, the world's eyes on Muslims, anywhere you go. If you live your Islam openly, you are being watched. Forget about my six in my five CIA, FBI, you're being watched by everyone. Everyone is
watching me because they want to see whether you are going to behave the way they have been taught that you behave. Are you going to behave that way. And the best thing you can do for now is just disprove their theories, disprove their ideas, show them that Muslims are taught to be honest people, we're taught to be generous people. We're taught to be welcoming people. We're taught to be loving people we are taught that Allah is loving,
loving before he is angry, we are taught that Allah is merciful, before he is vindictive, we are taught that Allah mercy overcomes his anger. And that's how we should deal with humanity. Because if a lot of mercy overcomes his anger, then the We therefore should be able to have mercy. Because the Prophet alayhi salatu salam told us
that those who do not show mercy will not be shown mercy and you will get from mercy that which you will get for nothing else. This is the Islam we need to teach the world that we don't worship a God who is angry, and has a fire ignited ready to toss everyone into it. That's a last resort. And that's not what he wants. He wants for you to worship Him, and to love him so that he can love you in return. And he can put the boundaries of the world at your feet. And then he can cause you to die a beautiful death and a beautiful restaurant, a beautiful questioning and enter into a beautiful paradise forever. This is the love that we worship. This is not being told to the world. And this is
not what we're showing through our actions. It is not what we're showing through our demeanor and behavior. Have a smile on your face. Yes.
Where are you from? You live a life of a believer and the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said that the end of the believer is always higher.
The end of the believer is always higher, good. Why? Because if Allah gives them something good, they are thankful to him for it. And that is good for them. And if a lot of them, then they are patient with a lot and that is good for them. And this affair of the believers in being clean. And every affair he has been good is only for the believer, only for the believers. So when you found out about
the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam when you say you follow them have more bad days than you will ever have in 10 lifetimes if you were given it, but he never greeted anyone without a smile, never beaten anyone without a smile. He never greeted anyone without smile, even his enemies. This is the demeanor that Islam has lost. And this is why it is so difficult. It is so difficult because of who we become. And not because of what we say. Because you don't need to say anything more than going along.
It's the best down the line as you said, but our demeanor is kicking us before we ever get a chance to open our mouths. So inshallah Allah we can work on that, especially during this time of the year
that Muslims are taught to be giving and generous every day of the year, not just one week or one season. And last, but not least, we're going to discuss the true narrative
of the life or the birth of any scenario, and is beautiful, the true narrative, the only narrative where we can trace its origins back verify the only story of Jesus Christ birth that you can trace back to its original origins verifiably is a story that comes in. That's it. That is it. Some of it was received today from SoCal mountain, which is one of the schools where I'm going to tell you today in English, English,
in sort of Alabama, and this was actually when I first read the Koran. This was the first story of Jesus that I came up with the story of Jesus versus to the ground. And this led me to have a completely different concept of Islam. Because I used to think that Islam was the epitome of the Antichrist. I used to think that the the jab would be a Muslim,
the Muslims would become the army of the jack.
And mentioned when the angel said,
Oh, Marian, Indeed Allah has chosen you and purified you, above all the women of the world. Beautiful. You don't find this not that Allah has chosen you and purified you, above all the women of all the worlds
Oh, Mary, be devoutly obedient to your Lord and happy
to him with those who prostrate.
That is from the news of the unseen which we reveal to you. This is talking of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam that Allah has revealed them some of the news of the unseen. You are not there when they cast their opinions and their thoughts as to who should be responsible for mammals, because they were they gamble, who would take care of Mary, nobody really wanted to take care of her.
Nor Were you there when they disputed with one another.
And then mentioned when the angel said, Oh, Mary, Indeed Allah has given you glad tidings of a word that will proceed from him, which we believe that a silent silent is the word of Allah manifest into flesh.
The exact one of the one of the things that are synonymous with some sects of Christianity, In the beginning was the Word the Word was with God, but we stopped when
the Word was God, no, but the Word became flesh and blood, the Moses,
his name will be and mercy, the Messiah, we affirm that we affirm that he was the Messiah, the Anointed One, by Allah.
And he will be from those who are brought you to Allah. He will speak to people in the cradle and maturity, he will be one of the righteous.
The Christians believe that the first miracle
the first miracle of Jesus was what?
turn water into wine.
No wonder alcoholism is so prevalent in the world today, his first miracle water into wine at a party, nonetheless, at a party ran out of wine. So what did Jesus do get some water, I'll make some more wine when
Islam teaches that the first miracle of Jesus to Panama was to defend the honor of his mother.
The first miracle visa they set out was to defend the honor of his very mother. When they questioned her, where did you bring this baby from?
You have no husbands? Where did you get this baby from? The Bible does not say this up, because this would have discredited marriages and everyone else wouldn't marry dude. She pointed to the child. So ask him and his response was very beautiful. And we'll get to that.
She said, My Lord, how shall I have a child with no man has ever touched me?
How should I have a child with no man has ever touched me?
When you said this is this is the way of a lot. He creates whatever he wills he only needs to say can be edited. This is the simple answer to us. For us. This is an easy thing for our
This is the sooner he creates. He is alfalah He is the Creator. Everything else is
everything else is created. He says being in it is.
And we also say about SLS and M what Allah says about Asia, that is similar to the ISA with a law is similar to Adam and Eve seven, Allah created Adam out of nothing out of the dirt of the earth with his own two hands, which was more difficult, which would continue to be more difficult. The creation of Adam is seemingly more difficult than the creation or Lisa But the last thing for me none of it was difficult. A lot created the heavens and the earth. graying out on a salon, not difficult, creating Isa from a woman that already exists. done good.
And it was
if anyone deserved the title, let's just say logical. Anyone deserved the title Son of God because of his
relationship with a god.
When it was
created with his own hands breathe into hemispheric cause him to be the first human.
But we know that Allah has no son. And do you know where the Son of God comes from? Do you know where the idea of God having sons comes from?
How many sons of God are there? How many children did Zeus father for mortal women?
Too many Kronos, which is the one that is the most predominant in Greek mythology because he holds What
What does chromosomes do? He holds the world. He holds up. You destroyed conozco everything goes with it. So you have these different cards that came from they were called demigods, demigods, sons of gods. Any of you heard of the the movie on was that when we just came up?
immortals, the immortal is all about. He might know the name of the character.
he was a he was a demigod. He was the son of a
God so this is prevalent through rebirth ology Roman mythology, Persian mythology.
Also, it says he will teach him the writings of the wisdom and the tour and the gospel. And he will make him a messenger to the tune of Israel, who will say, indeed, I have come to you aside from your Lord that I've designed for you a bird from clay, and I breathe into it. And it becomes a burden by the Commission of a law. And I treat the blind the leper, and I give life to the dead, by the by the permission of Allah and I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed, it is a sign for you if you are believers, and I have come confirming what was before me as much older and make lawful to you some of the things that were made unlawful to you. This is one of the things
and I'm not going to go into because we got two minutes. This is one of the things that you have Israel accused him of more than anything, was that he made lawful some of the things that were before made unlawful, like the walking to the cornfields on the Sabbath day,
which was breaking the law, the Torah, and they accused him of it. And his response was that the that he responded that
the law was made for God not for money. It was made to edify God that the law was made to worship Allah azza wa jal, therefore, it can be
interpreted and imagined. messengers. Indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So worshiping, that is the straight path is the exact same thing you find Jesus saying that obsessive that I have the same God, God is my Lord. And
Allah says and mentioned in the book, when Mary Jew herself to a place in the East that she took in seclusion from them a screen, and we sent to our Angel, and he presented himself to her as a well proportioned,
handsome human being. She said, Indeed, I seek refuge in the Most Merciful from you, if you'd be fearful of a law. He said, he said, I am only a messenger from the Lord, to give you the news of a pure boy. She said, How can I have a man when How can I have a son when no man has touched me, nor have I been unchaste? Nor have I been unchaste. And the word here for us is whatever,
whatever. You will get refuted by Christians who will say that a contradiction comes in these two verses where the word weleda are used, but neither songs synonymous, synonymous in Arabic. And the thing I tried to tell Christians, because you will have someone come to you with a contradiction in your Bible, and sort of background it says, Well, if you have a woman, and in sort of the modern man says, I said, well, first and foremost, they are synonymous in Arabic language and married and speak Arabic.
Allah is relating to a story in the Arabic language, which is a foreign language Mary didn't speak. So what was the word money used?
to mean the same thing, boy.
So she can see him? No, actually, he said, How can I have a boy I know man, especially and I'm not going to change this. She said does is your Lord says it is easy for me and we will make him assignments and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter that has already been created. So she conceived him and redrew with him to a remote place, and the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of the palm tree, and she said, Oh, I wish that I had died before this, and was in oblivion forgotten. Our mothers know that feeling. Our mothers know that feeling that they wish they would have died before the pain of childbirth. But he's but he called to her from below and said, do not read your Lord is
provided for beneath your stream and shake the trunk of the big palm tree and it will drop on you right fresh dates. So eat and drink and be contented. And if you see from humanity, anyone say to them, I beat I have voted faster, the Most Merciful, so I should not speak to a man this day. Then she brought the child to repeat them carrying him and they said, Oh, Mary, you have certainly brought a thing unprecedented. Oh, sister of Aaron, your father was not a man of evil, nor was your mother unchaste. So basically, we're calling her
a bad word. I'm not gonna repeat. She pointed to the child. And they said, How can he speak when he's only immigrated?
Jesus then said, as an infant, he said, Indeed, I am. An Avila. I am a servant of a law. He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet and he's made me blessed Wherever I am, and is enjoined upon me Salaam and zeca and sofa as long as I live.
He's made me do to do for my mother is not made me tired pieces on me the day that I was born, and the day that I shall die, make sure you say shall die, because Christians will try to say they see even your own book says that he died on the day that I die. No, it's in the present and future tense on the day that I shall die and the day that I will be raised alive, not it's not in the past tense, but think that I will be raised alive. That is Jesus, the son of Marian, a word of truth about which they dispute. It is not befitting that a lot takes a son. Exalted is He when he creates an affair he says only the entities Jesus said
My Lord, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. And this is the straight path. And this is my final thing, then for the factions who different about him.
Say woe to those who this belief. And this believing in Jesus this belief, don't be afraid to call a spade a spade. It is this belief, from say to the wall to the tremendous day how clearly they will see and hear when that day they come to us, but the wrongdoers today are in clear error, and warn them of the day of regret when the matter will be decided. And yet they are in a state of heedlessness, and they do not believe Indeed, it is he, it is a law who will inherit the earth and whoever is on it, and to us, they will be returned. At the end of the day. This is the matter of brothers and sisters. Because this is about doubt, this is what we're here for tonight. This is what
the brothers Adams, we're not trying to encourage for you today, down is all about bringing people to the understanding that they exist because of what created that was not difficult. The intricacies of doubt are difficult. But the point of doubt isn't the only possibility. Because we are trying to let people know that they were created by a law for a reason. And that reason is to number one, acknowledge Him, this is the beginning of worship, acknowledge a lot that exists, and then acknowledge that you will give him your worship, but your worship nothing but and then you will die and stand before Him the day of judgment and be judged according to your deeds. And for our guest, I
encourage you to do one thing, in any of you want him to give pure data, do it like this, you don't have a lot of knowledge, you don't need knowledge for this. I encourage everyone and I do this 17 times every single day, at minimum. At minimum, I do this every single time and everyone in this room does this every 15 times and they go along by yourself tonight.
And say this statement.
And I don't care what you tell them. I don't care if you're a Buddhist, Hindu, don't care. Just say this and see. If there is a creator who created me, then guide me to the truth. simple statement. And say it sincerely if there is a creator who created me, guide me to the truth. And if you say that with sincerity and you're willing to follow that path, wherever it may lead you, I can guarantee you and assure you one thing you will find the truth, you will find the truth, no doubt in my mind. Because Allah says in the Quran, those who will walk through right those who will to walk right will guide them into our ways. No one seeks guidance and a lot of leaves them without that
guidance. If they earnestly seek it, they will find that in sha Allah. And Allah guides whomever he wishes, but that's the easiest Tao you can do. Tell someone go by yourself, ask if there is a creator who created me guide me if they do that in Sharma with sincerity, they will find the truth and that is the end of the matter. So hopefully I have done some benefit to this topic. Without confusing you too much telling you that Christianity I mean, excuse me, Christmas is not a Christian idea is a pagan idea that was adopted by Christianity and then adopted commercially by the rest of the world, we should stay away from it. Because even if it is not taking its form anymore, and it is
not in its original form, does it mean that we as Muslims can go jump in it Don't tell me this whole chemical compound has changed we believe that that's what what you eat, not for what you do.
It is still painting at its origin and anything that has paganism at its origin we as Muslims, they are far away from it as we can get because it is the cardinal sin that you cannot be forgiven from. So inshallah Allah today after you know you are accountable, and hopefully inshallah to Allah, you can share with people the true story of the birth of a semi Salaam, that it happened in a very beautiful way. And you cannot
display that beauty and store windows that you can display the beauty of the birth and life of Jesus Christ in the way you worship Allah. And so whichever is I
mean, what's the law here?
Do we have time for questions?
15 minutes q&a insha Allah. And before we start the q&a insha Allah, I want to
tell you this is
Oh, it's all the questions written on one paper you know, it's one question is five questions from Oh, this is from from from one of our non Muslim guests. So we will address this one first and foremost. Before you leave, the brother told you that there's a table in the back in the
the attachment area. So she has called there's a table with down material go donate for that down material for the grounds that have been distributed. do that because this is your local area. That should be your first and foremost priority. Then if you have the time and the capacity after that, my table is right next to it, where I have DVDs authored by myself.
I will not distribute anybody else's material without the permission by myself on all topics of down. But since we were dealing with Christmas Christianity tonight, majority of them are based upon that. These DVDs I've been producing for about the past eight years, and I've tried to do them in the most professional manner, with the most professional professional productions. With the most predictive professional offerings be the labeling everything, I try to do professional one, because I want to make your job a little bit easier. Because a lot of you don't know how to open your mouth. It just truly don't not everyone is the most eloquent speaker or have the best arguments. But one
thing I do know you can do is you know how to put something in someone's hand, just like you put a coat on or a pamphlet in someone's hand, you can put a DVD in someone's hand. And the reason I use DVDs and not CDs and pamphlets is because we are an entertainment society, we like to watch things, it's just the world we live in. So they're authored on all types of material. Christianity, Jesus, the Bible atheism, there's one on there for our children, called the character key to paradise, it's about our flock. There's one about the Prophet inside of Sam, and all the different back there for you, and they are DVDs. So if you put them in your corner, don't worry, that's why unless you have a
DVD player, the only thing I asked for you, you can take all of them only thing after you is to donate 10 pounds for them in Charlottetown. And if you can't, then don't and the reason I say 10 pounds is because I give out 1000s and 10s of 1000s of every single year. And that costs a lot of money. Because I do it in such high quality, it costs anywhere from four to $5 to $6, just to make one and then the distributing costs and the shipping and all of that other things. So if you can donate for them, please do so as for a minimum of $10 you want to give more than that kind of charge. The rest of those to supporting the other Islamic adult projects that we have to throw out a
little bit at a time. But I'm coming at them in sha Allah. And the second thing is that there's no copyrights on them. I don't think you can copyright the truth to be honest with you.
There's there's no copyrights on them. My policy is copy more that if you take one, you must copy it and give it to at least one person. At least make a copy of it.
Because then if you make a copy, I don't have to make as many and that goes out to help the project.
The 12 Days of Christmas is just a song. And decorating trees is just a tradition.
Santa Claus is a pagan tradition as well. I agree with these facts. But why does it matter? Christian celebrate the birth of Jesus. And yes, we don't know when exactly he was born. But we celebrate Christmas to remember and glorify the birth of Jesus. Christmas is Christian. However, songs census trees? Uh huh. We know this. What is the problem with celebration of Christmas simply of Jesus birth?
I'll answer the first and second again, because we got to go. Why do you feel the need to distinguish yourself from Christianity, when we are all people, people who follow God.
Now, the reason why Islam distinguishes itself not only from Christianity and Christmas, but from every other practice, other than what Islam teaches is because of this reason, God created all things. And within those things, he created human beings. And when he created human beings, he had one way for them to live. He had one way for them to live. And that way was to worship him and him alone, to worship him and him alone and to obey him and him alone. And that standard has never changed, has never changed. It's been synonymous since the first human being, Adam, peace be upon him. The only thing that has changed his people, we have changed. God has not changed, nor has his
system for human beings changed that system is to worship Him and to obey Him. The rules and regulations have changed over time to fit humanity and to fit the progression of of humanity and their understanding, etc. But the primary goal has never changed to worship one God and to obey Him alone. anything. Anything that is in contradiction, or contrary to that idea is automatically thrown out. We don't need any research. We don't need any scholars. We don't need any fatalities. We know that is tossed out it is tossed out if there's any pagan Muslim, to any thing, any idea, any concept, any construct any Islam, we automatically disregard it. Therefore, Christmas coming from
pagan origins, this was automatically discarded Anything else? We only take that which God has given us because we know as human beings we are flawed. Is there a perfect
human being that exists.
Therefore anything human beings produce is going to be what?
And mystically flawed, because what comes from a flaw will contain flaw. That is just, it's just logic that we as human beings cannot figure things out for ourselves. History has proven that point, time and time again, when we as human beings try to figure this thing out on our own cause life, we fail miserably. We fail miserably, we may reach the highest of highs with civilizations that is the Roman Empire, the Roman Empire, but it will fail, because it is fraud, and everything that is flawed will fail at some point. So what do we as Muslims do? We substitute a flawed system designed by humans, for a perfect system designed by God, because God, Allah, the creator is perfect. Therefore,
whatever he gives us will be perfect. And without flaw, this is the simple answer I'm not gonna go through again and again and again. Point in point with one of your patrons, but this is the idea is that we take what God has given us, and we put everything else to the side, everything else to the side. And when it comes to
the birth of Jesus Christ, since you don't know the date, we don't celebrate it. We don't even celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon you. We don't some of the maolin is a
bit our own capital.
And there is no even scholarly consensus on
there's a difference of opinion upon even when it is, so we as Muslims, we don't celebrate our own birthdays.
And it doesn't matter to a Muslim anyway because Mohammed peace be upon him, is not our Savior. He is a messenger of Allah who taught us the deen of Allah azza wa jal, Jesus peace be upon him, we don't look at him as a savior. We look at him as a messenger of Allah who taught us the religion of Allah, which is the salvation itself. We don't look at any prophet or messenger in any other regard, except in the capacity that they were the best of us who taught us the right way of life to live. This is called Islam means submission to the will of God. This is the simplest way that I can answer this question. Would you leave all that up? Because it is not part of the system that God has given
humanity. And if it's not part of the system, God has given humanity? We throw it up, when in doubt, we throw it out, Shawn, now.
Just wondering when abouts was near theism practice with ism was practiced the root origin of lyricism. There's a difference in the scholarly opinion about how forests practice, but it was practiced in prominence, up until
up into the first few centuries of the Christian calendar or the Gregorian calendar, to the best of my ability.
Okay, I get your point on the fourth question, same in the first miracle, Jesus was his conception, but I'm talking about the first miracle Jesus Himself performs performance.
Thank you very much for saying that she was impeccable record and crazy. She wouldn't want to leave
any of the questions from the other side. But I think this one, any questions from the side? We'll take a written one and then have any questions.
I'm giving an example like I'm watching for a company and that company is arranging some kind of fishman's party party means they know that
out like 26 to 30 colleagues, and four or five we are Muslims. So my manager, contract manager, he intentionally by Hello foods for us. Okay. And for other, he buys general food, okay. We are allowed to eat those foods, because it's my manager. He wants us at him that
is not like we're doing anything
wrong or anything just because of Christmas. He gave us a treat.
So as a Muslim, I should eat that food or not.
Now you asked me for photography, and I can't give it to you. I'm not qualified. You have a chef. That's what he's here for. But I will ask you a question because I don't give a I don't even if I know the answer. You get it from me. I'm nobody. It's worthless.
What those people are doing. Christmas party is hot. Isn't it?
If Allah azza wa jal decided to punish those people,
then to punish them for what they were doing, I decided this group of people, I am going to punish them for this. Do you think he would distinguish between them and you?
Let's say Allah decided to bring the building down today for this, and if you think it can happen, then you don't really realize
he's destroyed entire nations. For less. Do you think if Allah decided to punish those people bring the building down that don't answer it, bring the building down, when he distinguished between you and those people
descend upon them will not be so efficient. So
yeah, it doesn't stay
in that cause.
Because our job as Muslims is to distinguish right from wrong. We can't distinguish right from wrong if we are participating. We have now no moral grounds to stand on this. As whatever says, woman, I wouldn't even dial the law. I am in a
great, follow me, Jesus. This is why Allah says that. Who is better than one who calls to Allah while he is doing good? Because you need a moral ground to stand on to tell people look, come over here. Come over here, come over here. Because it doesn't sound right. If you're telling people look, safety is over there.
Because you know what, I'm going to ask that person if he tells me Look, safety is over there. You're gonna say, why are you not over there? If it's so safe? Over here? You get me? No, no, we're calling from the right side. Come here is what law says.
Data, our data means invite people to your show. Does that make sense?
Another question, we only have a few minutes.
a question. I'm going to repeat it but I can't answer all of them because we'll take another lecture. But I do have that often in the DVDs. And if the system wants to get some of those DVDs, specifically, she can find a way to get it to me, john, I'll make sure I set some cipher. She says I have an awesome friend with me in the sister section and I would really appreciate if you could explain why wouldn't God isn't Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That's an entire lecture. I'm going to briefly discuss inshallah, but I have an entire DVD on that called the top 10 reasons Jesus isn't God cannot be a man.
Number two, why Jesus a slam cannot be the Son of God. Again discuss integrity in that lecture. Number three, why therefore on stage the truth and not the Bible, again, have another lecture based upon that which is the transmission of the Quran. But let me say this.
One God is Father, Son and the Holy Spirit because of the simple fact that God is one. And three can never be one freaking everything. In the Bible, in the Torah, where it says in the Old Testament, here, O Israel, the Lord our God is one. I never heard that before. Jesus reiterated the same thing. When he was asked about the commandments, which are the greatest commandments that I kept saying the greatest commandment, the first commandment here is to the Lord our God is One. One, not the word used for one in Hebrew and Aramaic was the language that Jesus spoke at this point is the exact same words that he uses. When Allah says, Hootie hoo Allahu
say he is a law. One, same thing, no different. The statements are synonymous. And I'm saying this so that our Muslim brothers and sisters as well as our guests can understand the synonymous words, one. Now the Arabic word for one is what?
You don't go to the store and let me get to the head of something. Why? Why? Why it is one correct. Now, if you take one head and you add it to one head, what do you get?
If you add one head 212112121 you get a three that's always the way it's going to be always the way it's going to be. If I have a cup of a cup of coffee, it's gonna be three cups can never make that one cup. Can never wait that one cup. Why Why?
if I take the Quranic word that Allah uses for himself,
and I take a head and I add it to a hug, what do I get?
I take that one to one. What is it happened?
You get one again, because I had the word used in the Bible and the Koran symbolizes a oneness that cannot be added to can
Not be subtracted from cannot be divided or multiplied. It is a singular unique oneness that is distinguishable from every other kind of oneness. This is God, this is our, this is the one who can not be distinguished, or who is distinguished from everything else, even in his oneness. Even when we say the oneness of Allah, it is to hear the Oneness that is unique, that is not separable. That is not equatable that is not equivocal to any other type of oneness. And there was a man here in England, his name was Rob Parsons, this is maybe in the 1800s, he was discussing the Trinitarian. He's a Unitarian, by the way.
He's a Unitarian, by the way, and his friend saw a horse combined with a carriage and there was three people in the carriage. And his Trinitarian friends said, Look, this is the Trinity. You have one carriage, three people inside of, you know what the man said, you have to tear him? He said, No, no, if you want to show me the Trinity, and this similar to show me one man writing in three separate carriages all at once,
because that is the truth. And this is not, this is not God. God has never been known as a triune. God he has never described himself in a try you passionate, he says we in the beginning, because the word we in
Semitic languages, distinguishes myself from anything. I say we
we created me I made this table and I used the word we I am trying to signify that I created this table and nobody else can take credit for curriculum. I'm saying that I made this table, we made this table and no one else can take credit for it. This way royal dictates royal dictates the Royal mandates from the king or the queen, we're always in the plural.
We and that is used in the English language and Anglo Saxon Li you use it in a terminology for yourself taking all the credit.
But the Quran being the truth and not the Bible would take too long, will take too long. But the Quran is the only book that not only has only religious book only book considering itself to be the Word of God that has never changed. That has a
chain of narration. It has a chain of reference, I can tell you, because right now I'm currently studying with Chef when he did that he's lmdc I don't know if anybody's ever heard of chef or lead if you haven't, it's probably because of his humbleness. But he is one of the foremost scholars of the Quran in the world today. He holds any jazz and all 14 counts with one of the highest Senate's you can obtain the only person who ever had a son of his teacher ship. In a
ship when he if you graduate with him, in whatever class you're trying to get them. Of course, I'm only going fast and awesome.
He will give you a son of that means he will tell you every single person in the chain from him to the prophet SAW Selim from where he learned this Quran.
That is verification. And too many people can do that. Too many people can do that. And the chains are all different. But they all lead back to the same person, the prophet some of our seven. And one other thing I want to encourage that the Koran says if this were not the truth, you would find in it mistakes and contradictions. So the Quran is its own proof for its veracity. Find the mistake in it, you will prove to billions. If not, you might prove yourself wrong and find the truth. So it's a choice or a gamble that you can take, but I don't think there's really
one more question from the
that question, you'd have to ask the scholar, cuz they all give you a different answer. But there is no evidence for this.
And not to be harsh, but there's not evidence for a lot of the practice of Christianity that will trace itself back to Jesus. A lot of Christian practice and I'm not calling all Christians in one bucket because that's just wrong. And don't do that. Because you wouldn't want to be labeled with the the reason the Sufi ism. You wouldn't want that either, which
was one book.
But I don't put them all together because they don't all have the same beliefs, but Trinitarian Christians, and that's what I like to use the word mostly Trinitarian Christians who believe that Jesus God and third part of the tribe of God, most of their beliefs,
Do not trace their origins back to a teaching of Jesus unless that teaching has been misconstrued. And I've done that and I'm willing to sit down with anyone. So the what they say the cows come home and debate about that. And I've offered DVDs on that very point. What did Jesus really teach? He taught slang, and it's still in the Bible. It's still there today. What is referenced there today and can still be proven to show you that what I have is true. I don't need anything else in China. So you'd have to ask them but it doesn't trace there's nothing that would give Christmas any validity from anywhere in the Bible. whatsoever. None of the disciples practice Christmas poems, and
even practice Christmas, Christmas. Christmas wasn't started in instituted and December 25 until the year 350, by Pope Julius the first so as far as we can go back in Sharla. Okay, because I'm gonna have a time and your effort. And I will be at the table with the DVDs for about 15 2030 minutes to Charlotte. So if you have a personal question from here, you want to talk to me there. If the sisters want some of the DVDs, I suggest they find a way to write some down, write it down, but they won't so I'll get some sent over to the machalilla but it's not coming get the DVDs, please. Because the ones that are on the table. That's all that happened. When they're gone. They're gone.