Trusting In Allahs Plan
Channel: Yusha Evans
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This lecture was delivered at the Green Lane Masjid on February 7, 2017.
Alhamdulillah he no matter who they are, you know who wanna serve Pharaoh who went to the villa Himanshu Rudy and fusina woman Surya tiara Marina mejor de La Villa Moodle Allahumma UDL for the Allah, what I should do in la de la la wahoo la sharika Why should you know Mohammed Abu rasuluh? And that was sir Mr. alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakatu.
How is everyone hamdulillah? Forgive me, I just found out yesterday upon driving the country that I will be speaking here today as well. So it's kind of a last minute for both of us. But But Hello Fukushima. And for those who have stayed, the the topic that was given to me actually is a topic that I presented
or prepared directly for a non Muslim audience. So are there any people in the room that are not Muslim at this time? Raise your hand? Because it's not we have to kind of switch lanes a little bit given down to the, to the community here. Okay, fair, inshallah.
we live in a very weird world today. Yeah. So, I mean, the world is really, and I'm not saying just from what I see on the news, or, you know, just from what I read in the paper, I travel, you know, I spend time traveling from country to country. And it gets harder and harder every year to do this work of entering in and out of countries, especially in the West, going throughout Europe, going back into America, this this next time returning home, on the 18th will be my first time going back into a Trump America. So we'll go over Ireland, how that's going to, you know, pan out when they asked, you know, where you coming from, I'm coming from England doing a two weeks worth of Islamic
speaking. You know, I wanted to come over this way we have some are expecting that, but this is the world we live in. Yeah, it's a very, very confusing world. And one thing that it's hard for me to press upon everyone that I'm able to sit in front of is that we are not going to be able to figure this whole thing out ourselves. This world is based on deception. Now, this is the system of the jet, you know, this is the system that is a precursor to the system of the gel, where he will rule by deception, things will be seen as one way when they're actually another way. This is a look at the world today. This is what we live in.
But we do have to get a grasp, and a grip on our view of current affairs in the world and how we play our role. And that begins with our vision of how we view the world, how we view the world. You see when a lot of these things started happening, and you would hear so many different Muslims, so many different speakers, so many different Auriemma have such a different perspective on these current events and you would have information coming from all different angles, and every different person had this different way of looking at it.
It became confusing. So what I did was I tried to go back to the seer of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and formulate from reading the different
stories that are out there from our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam going all the way back to the the the compilation of urbanists, heartland and things of that nature to the new ones of Al Maktoum. And but what I was looking for what I was looking for as as as a student of psychology that was my major in secular studies was psychology.
And I didn't take psychologists the easy way out is a lot of students uni students do psychology is the easy thing. Just get on through breeze on through. No, I really wanted to understand
how the human mind worked, how people formulated opinions and viewpoints and religion and things of this nature because they helped me in what I wanted to do, which was to be a die in trauma.
So when looking to the Syrah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, I want to get a glimpse of his viewpoints, how he viewed the world in different points in his life, how he viewed the world before receiving Prophethood how he viewed the world and how he viewed people during his persecution in Mecca, how he viewed the world after his his era, to Medina, how he viewed the world when Muslims were in defeat, like during the after the Battle of how he viewed things after victories, how he viewed things when Islam began to spread, and even how he viewed things during the very last few months of his life when Islam was so blossoming in the Arabian Peninsula and elsewhere. Because if
we say that we follow the Sunnah of the prophet alayhi salatu salam, then that begins with our way of thinking that begins with our way of thinking
Because we know that the first hand eternal mojari nairabet, Rama, Imola, katabi. Allahu, and was that every action is based according to his intent, every action you do will be judged by Allah based according to the intent you had when you did it, and everyone will receive the reward of that which they have intended. It's a very beautiful Hadith, but it also has a very serious connotation if you understand it from a psychological perspective. Because that means everything we do boils down to our near our intention, how do we formulate intense, how is it that we can control the intentions that we formulate to make these decisions.
Even before an intent is made upon an action, there is something that precedes every single human action. And you will know what that is.
It's the basis of every human action,
a thought, a thought, a thought, everything begins is a thought, the synapses and electrodes in your brain formulating a thought. Now, there are many thoughts that go on through the human mind all day, your mind is constantly running, if you ever become cognizant of your own mind, and sit down and just think, just clear your head of anything. And just start realizing and being cognizant of the thoughts that are running through your mind, you'll surprise yourself. There's all kinds of stuff going on up here all day long. But those thoughts that we have, we either act upon them, thus forming an intent to do action, or we push them away, and thus negating that thought and it never
becomes an action. This is how cheban gets to mankind is through this was was the stocks that are coming into our minds, either whether it's directly from Chevron, or even from our own lower evil part of our souls that we all have that cheban that is with us, giving us these ideas to do things that we know we shouldn't be doing. And we also know that if we possess that thought, to do something evil and we don't act upon it, we get rewarded for the $100. So becoming cognizant of our thoughts, the viewpoints that we have, is the basis for how we are going to deal with the world today.
And when I look at the overall viewpoint and psychological standing of the Muslim Ummah, towards the world today, it's very negative, very negative. And this is something I never saw in the theater of the Prophet alayhi salatu was salam, this negativity that we have this complaining attitude that we have this attitude of doom and gloom, that you see the Ummah having today where everything is against us, everyone is against us. Everything is bad, it's all bad. I mean, that's just me sometimes that's exactly what I hear from Muslims out there, everything is bad, it's all bad. No, I've never seen this from our Prophet alayhi salatu salam, that was because of his viewpoint of the
world. And this is something that inshallah hota Allah I'm working on with a number of
help from scholars and things of this nature is to formulate a small book, about the psychological viewpoint of the Prophet Alayhi. Salatu was Salam when it came to different matters, when it came to dealing with his friends, his enemies, when it came to dealing with the non Muslims when it came to dealing with the elderly, when it came to dealing with the younger than him when it came to dealing with all sorts of areas How did he view and what was his outward viewpoint on the world.
But one thing I will tell you
is that his viewpoint on the world was from the viewpoint of Allah, for the entirety of his life after profit. I wish I had the time to go this alone course that I do on the psychology of debt, but his entire viewpoint of the world from the time he received fo bc Mira bucola de calaca until the time he left this world when he lost a panel with Allah revealed to him the last words will talk to your mentor Jonah de la his viewpoint of the world was dow based was that one based the way He looked at his friends was based upon that our the way he looked at the enemies of Islam was based upon our the way he looked at the leaders of the world was based upon our when he woke up in the
morning his mind his thoughts were upon our when he slept at night Even though the very little he did sleep was based upon our his relying on his worship towards the last panel what what to Anna and fulfilling his trust to Allah to worship Him. Other than that, he was focused on the Dawa with his wives, with his children, with his friends with everyone. And this was who he was, and this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala said about him. The iron Lola he was said at Jim Mooney era, that he was a color to Allah but Allah has permission in a lamp giving beautiful lights.
Allah even commanded him to say what he said. He said, This is my way, I call to Allah, Allah basura upon sure knowledge, me and those who follow me and Glory be to Allah, we are not at the mercy of the king. This is what Allah commanded him to do. And this was the key to his success. This was the key to his victory in every aspect of his life, was that his life was a vision of the hour. No matter how many people oppressed him, no matter the names that they call them, no matter the cylinders, they put out about him. No matter how many armies gathered against him, his mission was still to continue upon this path of the hour. This is why he was able to do it with such beauty and
what's with such charisma, that even his enemies who harbored such hatred towards the Muslims still held deep found respect for him, and in many of them admitted it after entering into Islamic Abu sufian others, they still, there was no way they can get around the fact that they had some profound honor and respect for who the man Elisa was around once. This was the honor that Allah gave him because of the hour that he performed. And after him with the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu.
They followed in his footsteps, and he left them with that mission. You see, there are parts of the Sierra that we as Muslims have known all of our lives, but we fail to put it into context. You see, the world today is not suffering from a lack of knowledge. The information age is out there you have the access to find pretty much any Hadith about the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam from your smartphone, if you have the,
the will to do so. The problem is we don't know how to put information into context anymore. We see things so many times that we become deadened to them. And we don't really understand how to relate that to real world scenarios anymore. That's a problem. It's a problem. How many of you know about the last sermon of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and even know about the last sermon, the farewell sermon, every Muslim knows this from childhood about the farewell sermon of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, it's one of the most authentic, if not the most authentic narration to ever be passed to us from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam related from so many chains that it's undeniable
that this took place and one of the most beautiful versions of it or the one of the most full versions of it. mm Admiral himolla collects and is mustered from Armada Imola. katabi. Allah who and who is standing right next to the Prophet Lisa to ceram. So we know this very well. But we fail to contextualize things sometimes like this farewell sermon, we fail to realize the honor that Allah bestowed upon this ummah, on that day, Allah gave something to this ummah, on that day, that he had never given to any other Ummah before us. Every other woman before us, Allah says in Surah tobyhanna after their prophets passed away, what was their role?
What was their role?
They were not commanded but to worship Allah. Make the religion pure for him. Thema Salah, Chaka Metallica, Dino Yama, they were commanded but to worship Allah to make the religion pure for him, established Salah paisa that was the right way for them. Why? Because another prophet is coming I'm going to send you someone else. Your their job was only to hold on to the message until the next Prophet came and they they sometimes had problems even doing that. So Allah gave those of us that responsibility to hold on to the message, just hold on to it, I'm gonna send you another profit.
But our Prophet alayhi salatu salam, our messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was caught them and narrabeen he was the seal the end the closing the final of all messengers, therefore some new prescription had to come for this. Because it's not as if I'd love to tell you hold on to the next profit comes no more coming. So during the farewell sermon, which we don't have the time to go through, which is like the heart of Islam is a synopsis of the entire Deen and the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam gave some very sincere advices. Within this he was one of the first the first ever in recorded history to stand up and abolish racism
ever in recorded history to stand up and say that a white person is not better than a black person. And out of is not better than an out of an anon. ANOVA is not better than out of a black is not better than a white but the best of you are those who have the most taqwa those who have the most consciousness and protection that you put before yourself from the punishment of Allah. He also abolished Riba don't cheat one another in business don't set up a system like we have now that is going to come crumbling down because it's based on falsehood is based on deception. He encouraged us to look after women to speaking directly to the brothers. Women are caretaking in your hands. Be
careful on how you treat them. All kinds of things he advises about
But during the very last statement of the farewell sermon, he gave some heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy commandment. And this is one of the ones that we failed to contextualize.
He looked at everyone that was in front of him. And he was very adamant about the importance of this speech, because he called everyone and said, Look, pay very close attention to what I have to say, because I do not know what that will be with you again, on this day, at this place after this year. So it was very important that everyone listen.
At the end of the sermon, he looked at everyone in front of him. And he said, those of you who are here today,
convey this message to those that are not here. convey this message, pass it on to those that are not here. For truly it may be that the one you tell it to may even understand it better than you.
That's heavy, because no prophet alayhi salatu salam had done that before. No prophet it, looked at it and said, can continue to convey the message after me. I'm giving my job that I did to you. You see our Prophet alayhi salatu salam was commanded but Allah, after frbm, Arabic Allah, Allah, the next verse, Allah revealed to him Yeah, you hadn't Buddha still in the water, Baka beer, oh, you who is wrapped in the blanket get up and go on mankind. This became his job. And he did it to perfection for 23 years. And at the end of his life, when he felt was coming to an end, he looked at this ummah, and he gave this the greatest honor that Allah had ever stowed upon any nation, which was the
job to take up the band, and to take up the torch of the our electoral head, to call people to the worship of one God alone, to take on the job that only Allah had entrusted to the NBA before us. That's an honor that Allah bestowed upon this ummah, making us continue higher and omit an Oak Ridge leanness, white and maroon and Bill Murphy will turn handle over to me Nuna Bella, there's a reason why Allah made this the best. Because he gave us a job to do that he had not entrusted to anyone else. And he knew very well to pick this oma as his, he is lacking. So he knew that this ummah would be up to the task, because they would follow in the footsteps of the greatest of the NBA, and the
greatest human being that Allah had ever created for mankind. So when the Prophet alayhi salatu salam handed this ummah, the torch of our on that day, he made us the most honored among an Ummah, that Allah azza wa jal will march in front of everyone on the day of the AMA, as the largest Ummah and the very first Ummah blessed and honored. That's who we are. So where do we get this doom and gloom scenario from how is it that a Muslim could live their lives in any other parameter, other than to say I am blessed? Alhamdulillah you put me in a palace, I'm blessed. You put me in a dark prison, I'm blessed.
You take away everything I have, I'm blessed. My life, I'm still blessed. This is the attitude of the meaning is that they are blessed everywhere that they go. As the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said that the affair of the believer is strange, it's ajeeb it's amazing that no matter what comes to them is higher for them. If Allah grants them some good, they are thankful to Allah for Allah and Allah blesses them for it. And if a lot of flicks them with some fee, 10, some trials and tribulation, then they are patient with Allah and Allah rewards them for their patients. So there is no source of bad for the true believer, it's all good, even the bad, even the hardship, even the
difficulties, even the struggles are of benefit to those who believe because it either erases the sins that they've earned in this life, thus freeing them from answering before Allah about it, or Allah is elevating the ranks in Ghana. Either one of those are fine with me. So let whatever hardship comes no problem. Allah tests those whom he loves. So philosophy testing this ummah, then this ama should be worried and we should be worried. So our viewpoint, look at it. And then when the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam handed that torch to this man, what did he do? What was his next action? He raised his fingers towards the heavens. And he said, Oh, Allah bear witness, our law bear
witness three times, over love bear witness, I have indeed conveyed your message.
He was telling Allah azza wa jal that you gave me a job to do kung fu and the get up and go on them.
With the Oh Elizabeth, Rebecca bill Heckman, you gave me that job. And I've done it and now I have passed that torch and that responsibility on to the greatest amount. Therefore I have indeed conveyed the completeness of your message and how that allowed response
How did Allah respond? So beautiful Allium, XML to Lacan de novo
I have perfected for you, your religion I have made my Deen Komal for you, upon the backs of this among Allah decided to perfect his way of life for mankind. Since the beginning of time Allah had been sending revelation after revelation, messenger after messenger, slowly evolving the systematic way of life called Islam. It was always based upon the same principle of tawheed. But the system was always evolving for the change of mankind. But then Allah decided upon the backs of the of Mohammed la Salatu was salam, I will declare my way of life for mankind perfected and I have chosen for you Islam as your deen and conferred upon you. That's who we are. That's the legacy that we carry with
us every single day. How you can understand that and comprehend that and still have a doom and gloom, Outlook and vision of the world is beyond my comprehension. It's beyond my comprehension, no matter what they do, no matter what we go through, no matter what plod ship on puts in front of us, we always will be the of Mohammed Elisa to ceram we will always be here to help humanity, we will always be here to serve the good for humanity, we will always be here to stand up for justice, to stand up against injustice, to spread the glad tidings of gender and paradise for those who believe we will always be here. For that reason, no matter what happens, because that's the way our Prophet
alayhi wa sallam did things. He did not let how people treated him affect his vision of the world. He did not let the names that he was called and the abuses that he suffered, change his vision that he wanted to save humanity from its own detriment. That's what we are. And we should never change that because of how we are treated. because doing so would be a dishonor, to the very message that we say we are here to represent.
We are here to help the world. We are here to help eradicate injustice, no matter wherever its finds its place. We are here to help the homeless. We are here to help the poor, the destitute. We are here to help the oppressed. We are here to help those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, any type of abuse, whether it be spousal abuse, or drug abuse, or whatever it is, we are here to help.
That's the message that should have
that's the message that this image should have. And it's the mission that this image should be presenting through its actions. Not just its speech, protests. I cannot find one place in recorded history of protests have accomplished a whole lot.
And I just can't try. petitions don't usually do a whole lot.
But what can change things is for you to honor your word to Allah subhanho wa Taala. To be true, and sincere to your covenant with Allah azza wa jal to worship Him and OBEY Him and to serve humanity. Because then Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah Himself confers favor on you, and whomever Allah confers favor on, they find victory. And they find solace in the hearts of even their enemies. As the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, narrated by a shadow of the Aloha Nova
whomsoever seeks to please Allah, even if it's at this, this pleasure of people that allow it to become pleased with them, and he would cause the people to become pleased with them.
Stop seeking your honor.
from people who don't even possess it, to give it to you in the first place. If you want people to like you, that's fine and dandy, you'll waste your life doing that. You waste your life trying to get people to like you. I don't care if anyone likes me. I'm not bothered if you like me or not. What I want is I want exactly I want honor that comes from Allah. Because when a law honors you,
he raises you.
He raises you up, and that honor belongs to Allah Allah is doing. He's the owner of honor. And he's also
the owner of the hearts of every human being he has created.
He is the owner. The Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said that Allah possesses the heart of every human being between these two fingers, and he may flip that heart in whichever way that he wishes. This is why the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam used to often make the dua Yama Taliban.
Submit Alby Allah denecke Oh, you who owns the heart, steady my heart upon your religion.
A lot turns hearts, you're not going to turn anyone's heart. You can't you cannot. You barely possess the capability to control your own heart. You ask Allah for the steadfastness of this, this is something that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam used to ask for steadfastness of heart.
So how do you think that you who can't control your own heart barely, will control the hearts of others? No. We need to seek after the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, that Allah will honor us, through the people forget about everything else don't even paid any attention. Our viewpoint of the world needs to be as this tell you a couple stories real quick, and not going to be too long because I know it's a weekday.
Moosa la ceram his story, we all know it, we forget to contextualize it sometimes. Because sometimes we look and and we've tried everything as Muslims for the past 20 years. I've been Muslim for 18 years now. And I've seen Muslims try just about everything to be accepted and to find strategies to be successful in our Darwin, our communities, and it seems like we're hated more and more every year. The more we do to make them like us, the more they hate us, is what Allah said. They will never be pleased with you and to become the Prophet Lisa Toussaint promised us this a lot of promises. So what do we do?
We understand that Allah has a plan.
Allah is perfect. Therefore ullas plan for this is perfect. And if you think Allah doesn't have a plan for this ummah, then your Eman is substantially weak. And flot Allah has a plan for this. He has a plan for the summer of 2017. We are just trying too hard to do our own thing, not realizing and trusting in our last plan. At the time of no salary, Sam,
fit our own had put out an announcement to kill all the firstborn children of Bani Israel because he was afraid. All the infants kill him because he had a dream that one of them was going to overthrow him. Great. So Moses mother was visited by an angel and told her to place your child in a box, put him in the river, the Nile River, a very big river. And trust that Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect them, yes or no? Is this not how the story went?
So that was the last plan.
So mooses mother with a man placed him in the box and put him in the river, but she also sent her daughter to go check where he went. You see this is a mother's love. Even though she trusted the last plan. Go watch where it goes. So as the box floats along, where does it end up? Where does it land?
You guys know the story? I'm not asking rhetorically, a lands in ferons backyard.
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if this is a movie, and the commercials started right now, if they had a commercial break, what would you be thinking? Oh, he's dead. That's it. It's over. His plan didn't work. Can you imagine mooses sister and mother thinking oh my god, we sent him on. We send them away to take him away from fit on and now he's landed in his backyard. This plan doesn't like working. This plan is not working. But then that owns wife, who had hidden the mountain in her hearts came and
showed favor with federalism to get him to take this child in. And when they tried to look for a suckling mother, a mother to breastfeed this child he wouldn't take from anyone correct wouldn't take from knowing until Moosa sister stepped forward and said, Look, I know someone whom I guarantee you, I'll bring her in, she'll take. They said, Fine, go get her. So when God mooses mother brought him right away, the baby started to eat. After that, Moosa and his mother were both protected under royal guard to make sure that nothing happened to either one of them. You see, this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala and his plan works. You see, we we were given these little brains that are very
limited, very, very limited trying to understand a loss plan with this is not going to work. That's why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us to have tawakkol that is trust without understanding that the plan doesn't like it. It doesn't like is working but to what cool is that you rely upon Allah even though it doesn't seem to make sense that even though it looks like the plan is going completely the opposite way than it was supposed to. You trusted Allah subhanho wa Taala so she trusted and Allah and Allah made sure that Musa was protected infidels house to grow up and become a minister in His Kingdom, to eventually overthrow him from the inside and free bunnies. You see, Allah His plan is
peculiar to us human being sometimes, but Allah His plan is perfect, perfect. At any time Moses mother could have ran off and said, Look, we're not staying in this house. You know, I mean, this is not working. He's going to find out who this is and kill him. But no moose. His mother had tawakkol upon a law she had complete reliance on a law as a virgin
there was a story that even Roger
Rahim Allah writes about a man named Abu Bakr Al Ansari. He was known as Adi. Stan is well from ourself.
He was a very pious man known for his taqwa who lived in the city of Mecca.
One day he said that he was out searching for food in the city of Mecca. He was hungry. And he came across a bag on the ground and picked it up inside of it was a very expensive pro necklace.
And he tied it up and took it back to his home. It didn't belong to him. So he went back out searching for food. Later on, a man was walking around the streets of Mecca saying I lost a pro necklace. Has anyone found it? So abubaker went to him and said, Look, I found a pro necklace, describe the one you lost. And I'll tell you if it's the one I have. It was the one and the man was offering a big reward for whoever found it. So abubaker went and gave it to the man and the man tried to pay him his reward and he wouldn't take it. He didn't feel right taking money to forgiving someone back something that belonged to him. So they fought about it, you know how we as Muslims are
no, I'm not gonna take it. No take. Finally he walked away and said, I fear a lot. I'm not gonna take it. So the man let him go. Later on Abu Bakar said he could not find sustenance in Mecca, or reliable work. So he got on a ship, because Allah Subhana Allah says his world is very big if you can't make it one place, Mahendra. So he was leaving, and he got on a ship. And a storm came and broke the ship. And many people died. But Abu Bakar said he was able to hold on to a piece of wood from the ship that blew him to an island. When he got to this island, he couldn't find anyone. So he sat down in the machine and started to recite what he was known as having very beautiful recitation
of the Quran. The people of that island heard someone reciting. And they went in. And they asked him if he would stay with them. And they would pay him and house him and feed him to teach them and their children to recycle. And so he found a job there. Later on, they learned he knew how to read and write. So they increased his salary, to teach them how to read and write. After a while, he decided that he didn't want to be there, because that's not where he wanted to go in the first place. He wanted to go somewhere else, or maybe even back to Mexico. And the people there realized he was about to leave. And they said, No, we can't let him believe we have to keep him here. How are
we going to keep him here? He was getting married, getting married and going nowhere. So they brought a proposition to him that there was a girl who had just been orphaned.
Have the most honorable family have the most beautiful women of that place? And again, they bicker back and forth, marry her no, yes, no, yes, no. Finally, he agreed. He gave him
and then it was performed and the girl was brought to him. And he said as he looked up at her, he's got to her neck and he dropped his head and started to weep. The girl thought that because she was ugly. That's why he was crying. So she was heartbroken. The people were embarrassed, you know that, what have you done? And he said, No, no, it's not because of her beauty or not. But on her neck, is a necklace that I recognized. I found that same necklace in the streets of Morocco one day, and returned it to an old man and they started saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. That necklace belonged to her father, and he gave it to her before he passed away. And we used to hear
him talking about a man that he met in Mecca one day when he locked this necklace, this necklace, and he said he was the most pious man that he ever laid eyes upon. And we used to hear him openly making dua to Allah in this Masjid, for you to one day be married to his daughter.
You see a lot plan sometimes doesn't make any sense. abubaker didn't realize that the reason he couldn't find sustenance in Mecca. The reason why he got on that ship, the reason why the storm happened, the reason why he was floated to that island was all because Allah had decided
to answer the door of that father, and he had no choice. You see, a loss plan is perfect. We might not understand that I'm sure abubaker while he was floating across the sea, thinking that he's going to die, wish they'd never left my castle and just stayed in Mecca, at least I was safe. Not realizing the whole time that our laws plan was being put into motion, the rule of law who will measure a further that is the laws we'll have loved though was he wishes. You see I broken her plan. And Allah had a plan. And Allah is the best of those who plan and our last plan is always going to overtake anyway. We find it too hard. Sometimes we try to fight with the plan of Allah subhanho wa
Taala. Because we can't, if we can't envision it right in front of us, then it is not reality. Sometimes we just have to talk cool means let go, let go, let go and let God take care of it. That's the way we have to deal with things sometimes the hands off approach, that if if there's nothing you can do about it, let go and let unless you kind of go with it and deal with it. That's tawakkol Allah has a plan.
At the time of the old la ceram de la story. At the time of the old la ceram. There was a woman who approached him
In his court and asked him a question very angrily, is a law just or unjust?
is a law just to his slaves? Or is he unjust to them? It's a very peculiar question. So he asked the woman what causes you to ask such a question?
And she said that
I knit things and I take them to the market and sell them. And with the money that I make, I buy food for myself and my children, and I buy more material for the next day, and nothing's left over. And this is how I survive every single day, she lives day to day check to check, barely getting by. She said today on my way to the market, a bird came in, swooped and took my knitting and flew away. And now I have nothing to sell at the market today and will not be able to feed my children.
And this bird is acting upon the fear of a loss excuse me, it didn't happen that they had happened a few days before. So she said, Now I've had nothing to feed my children is a lot just it was a lot and just
is a very difficult question to answer.
It's a good one, because this bird is acting upon fitrah, Allah subhanaw taala created it act a certain way, and it's doing what it's commanded to do.
As she was discussing this, some men came in with big bags of gold. And they dropped them in front of the wooden a serum.
And they said, this is sadaqa for Allah, to whomever you desire, and see fit that it goes to. And they were not they were strangers to that place. So do it. Ask them what is the story behind this. They said, We are merchants who travel by sea. And we were on our way here and a big storm came and broke our sail. And we were not able to steer the ship. So it was just wandering aimlessly and we thought that we were going to end up dying.
And we make dua to Allah that if Allah would free us from this predicament that we would give away all of our earnings on this boat in his sake.
They said not long after we made this deal, I bird flew by and dropped some knitting material, some thread yarn and knitting material onto the boat that we were able to use to repair our sail, thus making it to your land. And so here we are fulfilling our oath to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So the wood looks at the woman. And he asked her the same question that she asked him is Allah just or is unjust to his slaves? You have a lord who is working for you on land, at sea, and in the air. Now is a lot just to raise the unjust, and he gave her all of the gold.
You see, sometimes, a loss plan does not make sense. Sometimes it feels like we're at the bottom of the barrel.
That may be your personal life is in shambles right now. Maybe you have family problems, maybe you have all kinds of financial issues. It looks like the oma scraping the bottom of the barrel right now everybody hates us. They're banning us everywhere. The anti muslim laws being established left, right and center. So this plan doesn't seem to be making any sense. It doesn't seem like anything is working right now.
But I know with no doubt, but no reservation, no hesitation, with a smile on my face, every day that allows plan is perfect. might not make sense to you or I might not even live long enough to see it. But I know that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has a perfect plan for this.
Our job is to simply do what he asked us to do, to have faith in Him, to worship Him alone, to obey Him, to help humanity see the light of autofeed to help the whole, the poor, the needy, the destitute, those who can't help themselves. We as Muslims in the West have nothing to complain about. We are blessed beyond reason. We look on the news, or we see charity fundraisers. And we feel sorry for the people like the people in Syria are the people when there's earthquakes in Pakistan or other areas and we jumped arms ready to run and help the most we can because we feel and we don't do it out of a desire to worship Allah. Most of the time. We just feel sorry. We feel guilty. We feel
sorry for those people. We look at those children
who are being pulled out of the rubble faces covered in dust and yeah, it pains me I have three children 100 Leila hurts me as a father and we feel sorry for them.
it is us that we should be feeling sorry for
we sit at night in our nice warm, comfortable homes on our cushy couches couches. We have a frigerator a few feet away where we can open and stockpiled full of food and if there's nothing in there, we can hop out to the corner shop or the Tesco or whatever and we have so much luxury go from our heated homestore heated cars to our heated offices. We have everything that we could need to survive in this life even more we we live a life of exuberance in the West and yet we
complain, we complain. There are people who are suffering like that and they don't complain. They don't complain. I met a woman one time in Mandela Kenya, when we were going to build a well there. And we asked her how are you going to feel when this well is built? Are you going to be happy? She said, No, I said what she said, because I'm afraid if life becomes too easy for us, we'll forget about a lawsuit, Hannah Montana. If things become too easy for us, we'll forget a lot. This was a very old lady, the wisdom you listen to the elders Trust me. Old people have a lot to teach you. She said if things become too easy, these young ones that didn't screw up like I grew up struggling for
everything will forget to think Allah subhanho wa Taala as deep as the
these people who are being dropped bombs on them and buried under the rubble and slaughtered innocently, I don't feel sorry for them. I don't feel sorry for them. I'm happy for them. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala is chosen and in for them. He's chosen an end for every single human being that's ever going to walk the face of this earth. And that's the end he chose for them. And I think is because he loves them.
Because no one meets that type of an end, without Allah Subhana Allah loving them, and having some beautiful reward waiting for them in the next life. You get chosen for that type of ending. Those of us who are going to die alone in our beds. We're the ones that should be worried about our own affairs. We should be worried about our own affairs.
Because in reality,
five years ago, 10 years 789 10 years ago, nobody was worried about the people in Syria.
Nobody was worried about Syria was known as a hotbed of clubs. Right. Damascus was a was a was a was a nightclub hotbed center. People used to go there just to party from Europe and things that I am I right or am I wrong? Please somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
Damascus used to be a tourist spot for nightclubs, just like in Beirut now. And before? Where were our fundraisers then to bring them out of their darkness to save them? We could care less than but now when Allah subhanho wa Taala puts them to the test.
Now we have concern now Oh, we're up in arms. Oh, what a travesty.
No, Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna is purifying the ummah.
I haven't seen any fundraisers for Dubai lately. Have you? Are we having any fundraisers to save to buy? No, we should be
to buy his stuff. Lots of problem. A problem? Trust me. How many of you been to Dubai? Raise your hand. You've been to Dubai. Come on. Don't Don't be ashamed. And yeah, you know,
just a walk to the fudger at the machine can become a solicitation I've seen it with my own two eyes. stuff for law. But now philosophy Hana without decided to test do I? oh fundraises oh, help you by the suffering. We need any appeal. Pound appeal. Come on, donate your money.
This is what we all reactionary. We have no plan. We have no purpose. We're just wandering aimlessly until something happens that triggers us into doing things. That's just how we are. We're like a sleeping driver on the highway that doesn't react until there's a car horn blaring in front of us, oh, we need to get back on the road. That's how we react? No, we need to prepare and plan. But at the end of the day, we need to rely upon the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has decreed certain things. Allah azza wa jal in Acts towards this world in a certain way, he's certain he doesn't change it for you, or if our job is to control that which is within our capacity to control.
And as soon as the it becomes out of our control, we have trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala upon it. That's it. That's it. That's the reality. So they can laugh at us all they want, like a market you all they want. They can call you whatever they want to call you. They can put whatever referendums they can put whatever laws, whatever bands, whatever, go ahead, do whatever you want to do. Because at the end of the day, we are going to continue to share this beautiful message that we are here to help the world that we are here to better humanity. And we have to accept the responsibility. I close with this, we have to accept most of the responsibility of why the Muslims of the world are
viewed the way they are today, especially the Muslims in the West, we carry so much burden so much this ummah of the West. You don't have to believe me, you don't have to believe me, you can say it's totally useless opinion. But the of the West will be questioned heavily on the Day of Judgment heavily.
Because we carry the banner of tawheed in a land that was lost.
And we spent decades upon decades, if not generations, doing nothing about it, and nothing with it. Nothing with it, not particularly presenting the message.
The way we should have done How long have Muslims been in Britain?
Yeah. How long have Muslims been in Britain as a substantial? When did you guys start coming here?
60 5060 years ago
5060 years ago, almost two generations ago? Am I? Am I correct about that? Almost two generations have gone by. And yet
if there was a referendum taken just like the Brexit, called the Muslim Brexit, and the referendum was to decide whether Muslims would be allowed to remain in the UK.
Yeah, you're not allowed to vote, can vote.
But the rest of the majority all of the country, the majority of the country turned out to vote whether or not you should be able to stay. Or you should be asked to pack your bags and go back to wherever you came from wherever your parents came from, or anywhere else. But here tomorrow, what do you think would be the the outcome of this little,
if you don't think you would be gone, then you've been fooled. You're living in a fool's paradise, they would vote you out so quick, that your heads would spin.
And the fact that that would happen, after two generations of Muslims being in this country, and after Muslims being How many of you 4 million of you almost in here,
almost 4 million Muslims on this rock
in the middle of the North Atlantic, and they would still be able to vote you out is only your fault. You cannot blame anyone else for that. You cannot blame the media, you cannot blame anyone, that's your fault, because you have not done your job to affect the Society for change towards good. You failed in that respect. Our job is very simple to affect this community in a good manner. It doesn't always have to be direct down with shoving Islam down people's throats. This is not all that there is I don't know who fooled some of these brothers into thinking that this all dalva is, is let's get a microphone and a loudspeaker and go stand on Coventry road and scream at people all day
long. And that's dow 111. That one, you're not. Oh, that's not that one. That is a part and parcel to the religion. And Delaware is a part of speaking and calling Yes. But your actions need to be proceeding that far before you ever open your mouth. If you've not been putting in the action, you don't even deserve the right to open your mouth and say that Islam is here for the betterment of the United Kingdom. When you haven't done anything to prove that when there are homeless people in Birmingham and the Muslims are out doing anything about it, when there are poverty in Birmingham and the Muslims are not on the forefront. I'm not saying that Muslims are not doing anything about it. I
know there are organizations out there. But that cannot be the end all have all of it. It needs to be so clear cut, that the Muslims are on the forefront of poverty, of homelessness, of drug addiction, of spousal abuse and eradicating in Birmingham that they couldn't talk about in the media without mentioning you.
That's the way it needs to be that they couldn't even open up their mouths about homelessness in Birmingham without having to mention how much the Muslims have done to support it and eradicate the cause. That's the hour.
That was the Tao of our Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam undeniable facts to our history of what he has accomplished? Yeah, a man of very few words, but his actions live on written in stone in the history of time, that needs to be the legacy of this ummah. If not, you cannot blame anyone for your predicaments and your situations except you. As reality we need to take responsibility for us. We owe an apology to the world. We do we're lucky we do. We owe an apology. First we need to make Toba to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if our derelict
our dereliction of duty in the dour, because that was more than just about calling people to accept their hate that is the core behind it. But it is to help and serve humanity help and serve humanity. So we owe an apology to the people of the West that we have not done our job, that we have not presented Islam in the manner over the particular mannerism that is deserved over the past couple of generations. But we will, we will do better. Just Just give us an opportunity to show you what we can do. Let them keep screaming and yelling and saying that we're this than the other. Don't pay it any attention. Keep moving. Keep it moving. That's the way you do you know the you know, the street
kids keep on moving. That's it. Don't worry about what the haters say you keep it moving. That's what this woman needs to be focused on. Forget what the haters say and keep it moving. Because your actions will speak louder than any words can ever put against you. My grandfather used to tell me
he was a john wayne fan. My grandfather
An old Western guy.
He's always telling me that a man is known by his deeds. A man is known by his deeds. I used to tell him a lot of things that I want to do with my life. He said, okay, man is known by his deeds, not by his words, this needs to be what this omens about 2017 we need to become about our deeds, our actions, putting some man out there, and the Imam
in the area that he quoted tonight during the football, talking about a loss commanding an owner yet owner,
an owner that calls and commands towards good
company commands to good and forbid evil. What will the ego hold on a promise that they will be successful? I promise that so if you're not successful, then there's something wrong with what you're doing. Because Allah has given that promise and that success to you in his book, that if you'll do these things, he will grant you the success barakallahu Fie comm Jimmy and and inshallah Allah forgive me for keeping you for an extended period of time. I know you have things to do. I am grateful and honored to be your guest tonight and be able to share just a bit of information for you with you forgive me for the shortcomings I have made mcdouall for me, correct me we you've seen me
make error. And if there are any small short questions, I will take them towards the end but also this Saturday insha Allah at the rec center will be having an Islamic summit in sha Allah with a number of speakers.
But Abdul Rahim green will be coming. A brother from Belgium, soumillon Sulaiman van alle another brother from the US jurmala Dean will be coming and I will be there in Sharla hota. Anna, it'll be a beautiful day. It's at the Rec Center starting at five o'clock on February 11. Over on Coventry road, so if you can make it, please come out and Sharla Are you going to have more fliers if anybody wants to take them? Okay, we have some more fliers for me who wants to take them and chat online. So please come and join us. Any short questions? If not, we'll call this to an end. Any questions? Okay, you know what they say about a talk with no questions or a presentation when no questions. One
of one of two things happened? Either you understood everything I said so clearly, and so crisply, and it was so blatantly understood that you do not need to even question and think about it, you're ready to go get to work. or number two, you didn't understand a single word I said. And my bloody American accent was so horrible that you just were nodding along just to be nice to the guest and you're just ready to get out of here so we can get this over with.
Hopefully it was the first one right other than the second one. Okay, but uh, hello from Japan, and Sharla I look forward to seeing you guys again here in Birmingham was set Mr Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Hello, hello. We would all love you guys having me out.