What Legacy Will You Leave Behind

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Yusha Evans

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Brother yusha evans expounds upon his khutbah “legacy of Muhammad (saw) for the world” and gives an intense message to all the believers to wake up and convey this message of Islam to the world which Allah has placed upon us.

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah su Mohammed hamdulillah Hilda de Sala Rasulullah sallallahu Dawa Daniel hapa led in a cafe Bella he Shahid wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Angela in, in Sharma, what I just want to do is expound upon the Hooda with some little bit more of a little push, and then how can we get involved? What are some ways that really we can get involved? Because you can get motivated to do something and then not know what to do with it. And then that motivation is just going to fizzle off. It's not really going to do much about it. I mean, yeah, you can get, you can get motivated, and you can run around and be Yeah, let's go. And then, you know,

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what do we do next? No idea. But first, I want to tell you a story. And this story is a hypothetical story. So it's a fiction story. And this is allowed in Islam to tell hypotheticals to prove a point. The story is about myself, and a brother named Abdullah emin funan is a fictional character, but trust me, you'll end up knowing who Abdullah is very soon. Ciao. Now, myself and Abdullah, we've been friends for a very long time. We're brothers in Islam. We're roommates. We've lived together for a long time. I've known him I know his family. I mean, I know this guy very, very well. Now, Abdullah has a disease. But this disease is a novelty disease is a disease that's never been heard

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of, is a disease that afflicts him worse than any physical disease that's ever existed. He's in constant pain. From the moment he wakes up in the morning, to the moment he goes to bed at night, if he can sleep, he's in constant constant pain. And this disease

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is gonna keep me going. This disease is not a terminal disease, meaning it's something that won't kill him. It is just something that he will persist with until he dies for some other reason. But when he dies, this disease will cause him to face the most painful physical death that any human being has ever known. It is a very painful way to die. Now, I know this about Abdullah, I've lived with him. I know him very well. But I've known this about him for so long. I've become desensitized to him. You see, I can come home, said Mr. Icahn. Yeah, Abdullah cave herrlich is rolling around in the floor and pain. I'm hurting. I'm hurting my response. Live esta hora. Nisha Allah, you know,

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that's it. My luck. You You should first go long. You know, that's it. And I walk away. I'm used to this. Maybe when somebody comes to the house with me one day, and they see a building, they say, My God, how do you live with this guy? How can you sit here and see him in this pain, and you don't do anything about it? Like, he's like this every day. You know, this is something this odd to you. But to me, this is normal. That's how he is every single day. I'm used to Abdullah by now. So don't, don't get too stressed out about it, he's gonna be fine. And this is the way we live. Now, let's say someone comes to me on the streets one day.

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And they hand me a pill. They put a pill on my hand. And they say if you give this pill to Abdullah and he takes it, he will be cured instantly, it will cure him completely. He will never suffer from this disease again. And he will never have any of these problems from it. Nothing will remain of the disease. All you have to do convince him to take this pill.

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Now, what do I do? I go home, and I put the pill in my dresser drawer in my in my wardrobe drawer. And I don't give it to him. I don't give it to him. Why? You might say why don't you just give him the pill. I have my reasons. Let me tell you first and foremost, I'm busy. I'm really busy. I have a job. I have family, I have school, I have so many things going on in my life. I don't have time to be messing around with this Abdullah in this pill that just don't have time. I have my reasons. Number two, I'm not qualified. I am not qualified to be prescribing medication to him. If he needs medication, he needs to either be prescribed through a physician or pharmacologist, somebody that's

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qualified to dispense medication needs to be the one giving Abdullah this pill. I'm not giving them pill and be responsible for what happens. I'm not going to do it. I'm not qualified. In the story. Number three. I know Abdullah and I know he's stubborn.

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I know he's stubborn, no matter how much I try to convince him to take this pill. I might have to fight with him for days, hours, weeks, I might have to meet with him might get into it over this. This might cause our relationship to dwindle. Because I might get in a fight with him trying to get him to take this pill because I know how stubborn he is. So I'm not even going to risk that. If he wants the pill he'll get it or somebody else will give it to him. It's not my job. And I leave it so I have my responsibilities. I have my reasons. Now let me ask all of you

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In this hypothetical situation, am I free? From my responsibility? Or any blame in this situation for not giving the bill? Am I free?

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Or do I have a responsibility to give it to him? Do I have a responsibility? If I don't give it to him, let's say I don't give it to him, and he dies.

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And he dies this horrible, painful death that I could have prevented had I tried to give him this pill.

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When we face a lot on the Day of Judgment, do you think this will be a question that will be accounted for

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this every single moment of your life is going to be questioned about this will be questioned? And I will be brought in front of a law hypothetically, if this situation existed, I would be brought in front of a lot along with Abdullah in furlan. Because I've oppressed him, I oppressed him by having a condition I could have eased him from I didn't do it, even though I was within every capacity to do so. I did not do it. So I oppressed him innocence. So therefore, on the day of judgment, he would have every right to get justice in front of a large region for me, if he were to say, yeah, Allah, I was dealt with unjustly. I want my justice, then Allah azza wa jal could choose that justice, I

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could end up having to give Abdullah even funan my good deeds because of this, because I've wronged him. I've oppressed him. I've harmed him. And if I run out of good deeds, well, guess what? He's going to give me some as bad deeds, and I could go to hell over this. It's very, very possible because that's a serious oppression that I've given him. I did not give it to him. And do you think my excuses would have been proper in front of Allah? I didn't have time. You don't have time you saw the guy every single day? I didn't have knowledge. You had enough knowledge that it would cure him? That's enough. Number three, he's stubborn. Who knows? Who knows? Did you even make the opportunity?

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Do you know if he would have taken it or he would not have taken it? So I wouldn't be questioning in front of Allah azza wa jal. But you know, the beautiful thing about the deen of Allah is if Abdullah even Poulin died, firmly, having patience with Allah azza wa jal, who knows Allah could have counted him as he he knows. And maybe on the Day of Judgment, he comes in front of Allah and say, your life I gave him a long time ago, you forgive him, and we both could go to Jenna is just the deen of Allah. But there are people you know, every,

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every single day there are people you know, or people you encounter, or people that you do business with, or people that you work with, or people that live next door to you, or live above you, or behind you that have a worse disease than Abdullah eventful, and they have worse diseases than Abdullah even fallen. And these are the diseases of the soul, the diseases of the soul, such as shark, people committing blatant shark in front of Allah, Allah, Allah just says that there is no greater volume than shark shark is known as adim is the greatest wrong and evil that a human can commit. And you know, people that do this every single day, you know, people who do this every

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single day, even some of us who call ourselves Muslim, we do this every single day, you have people who make the answer, the prophet alayhi salatu, salam, and early in every other way that they can get their hands on. This is great, outright shirk, you know, people like this, you know, people who are ignorant of Allah, you know, people who wake up every morning, and Allah gives them food to eat, and water to drink, and they think someone else for it, they think someone else for it, you know, people who do everything all day long, they live their lives, not even knowing who Allah is, if you were to ask them who is Allah, they would have no clue. This is indeed a disease of the soul. You

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know, people who are steeped into the worst kinds of evils in society, you know, people who are involved in in alcoholism, drug abuse, pornography, prostitution, all of this nonsense that goes on, we know that this is an evil that will destroy their souls, and an evil of the soul. cannot, cannot be fixed, except, but through Tao heathen Allah azza wa jal, the queue the evils of the soul, the sicknesses of the soul, the diseases of the heart, cannot be fixed, except by belief and Allah alone. And even if these people are healthy physically, the physical health of the body can not benefit the soul whatsoever. A person this is why they're on MSA that they do what they do and are

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more important than the physicians that I do is that I die is more important than a physician because they are both in specialized fields. They are the Dyer spends their life learning the deen of Allah azza wa jal, they learn that Oh, he developed properly they learned the proper opee that they learned the proper techniques and tips and abilities to be able to share the message of Islam with the world and that is fine tuned. It's not just for anyone you can't give it to a Christian the same way you give it to a Buddhist or Hindu or an atheist or an agnostic or a Pentecostal Christian the same way you would a Catholic or Seventh Day Adventists. These are specialized fields, just like

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doctors have specialization.

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You have general practitioners and you have people who specialized same in data, you have people who are general, and you have people who are specialized in certain fields. But the Anima say that the dots are more important than the doctors, because the doctor can cure the body. The doctor can cure the body, but the value of the data and they cure the soul. And even if the body is healthy, and the soul is sick, it will never do any benefit, that body can live a million years. But if it dies, with the soul being sick, then it's lost. It's lost in this life, and but the body can be sick, and the soul can be cured. And that q&a is that purity of the soul can then take the body into akhira

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properly, it can be resurrected upon purity from Allah azza wa jal to enter into gender. So

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we have to understand that we deal with people just like this every single day, people who have these diseases, but we are like I was in the story, not giving them the pill, the pill that we need to distribute to them as the simple pill of La Ilaha, Illallah, something that's really easy. Trust me, there are some pills from doctors that are harder to take than just saying, oh, la, la, la, la, la La, the tongue barely moves, that tongue barely moves. It's one of the most easy things for the tongue to formulate to say. Even someone who has no knowledge of the Arabic language can say, you know, hi, Lola, there's no Tajweed involved whatsoever, La Ilaha, Illallah. Very, very simple. So we

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need to understand that we have a responsibility to distribute this pill, we have responsibility to distribute this pill to humanity. Is it our responsibility, what they take it or not? Let's start with the last point, the arrogance part. They're ignorant, they're gentle, they're dirty, they're stubborn. They're not going to listen. If we distribute this pill to them, just like if I gave the pill to Abdullah even fallen? Was it my responsibility whether he took it or not.

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It was not my responsibility, whether he took it or not. My responsibility was to give it to him and say, this will kill you. If you take it, it'll kill you. After that I'm free of all responsibility with regards to whether he takes it or not. Just like with this message of La ilaha illAllah. It's our responsibility to take it to them, present it to them properly, presented to them properly, and then it is between them and Allah azza wa jal, it is between them and Allah azza wa jal. This is less than the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had to learn very hard the hard way, and he learned it with his uncle Abu Talib, the prophet Alayhi salat wa salam learn through his uncle Abu Talib, that

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your rasulillah you are only a conveyor of the message you are not responsible, whether they accept the message or not, even that Allah azza wa jal as the Prophet Alayhi salat wa sallam Will you kill yourself if they don't believe? Will you give yourself we don't believe you cannot make them believe no matter how much you wish, it is I who guides whom ever I will and upon me is that guidance upon you is to convey the message. you convey the message you give the Asana, that's it This is why he is Rasulullah the Messenger of Allah who conveyed the message to humanity, whether they accepted it or not. That is tough that comes from a law. That is the ability that comes from Allah. He Daya is from

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Allah azza wa jal, we are the only means by which we give out that guidance, the hidayatullah shot, the the the the the the job to convey the message is upon us. But the toughest to be a Muslim is in the hands of Allah, as the vision is in the hands of Allah azza wa jal and Allah doesn't need anything in his creation. Therefore he doesn't need you to make them become Muslim. He doesn't need you to give them the power to bring them to Islam. But Allah has given you a gift, a gift, a unique opportunity to get involved in a a trade or a transaction with Allah as a lot as magenta says in the Quran. You have the M and O Allah do commodity gelatin to gene come in, there have been a lien that

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Allah has given you the opportunity to get involved in a business with him that allows you to be a part of the hidayah process, as the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said to Ali, when he sent him on the day of labor, on the day of haber, he handed him the flame. And he said go to these people and go to them gently and convey to them the message of Islam. He said before by Allah if one of them accepts Islam on your hands, it is better for you than red candles. Now I've heard a lot of lecturers refer to red cameras as like Bentleys and Ferraris. And it's not even a close. It's not even a close enough analogy, because I don't think I've ever heard any brother asked if they'll be

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able to drive a Bentley in in gender. But the companions asked about red camels if they would have them in gender. Well, we have red camels and gentlemen, this is how much of a beautiful property it was for them. So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said a person coming to Islam in your hands is better than you than these red camels. And there's another narration where it ends that if someone were to accept Islam on your hands, it's better for you than the whole world and everything that is contained in it is everything The world is contained in it. Why? Because you enter into a process by which people accept

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silence and the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam. And this is never an Bukhari that he said, whoever calls to guidance, whoever calls people to guidance, they receive the reward of the guided one, without the reward of the guided one being lost, correct. Those who call to guidance receive the reward of the guided one, without the reward of the guided one being lost. What does that mean? How many of you in here would like to be wealthy, raise your hands, you would like to have money and be wealthy, have some type of wealth, raise your hand, if you don't raise your hand, you're only fooling yourself. We all Rabbana Athena for dunya has done. We asked for that we'd love to be

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wealthy. But the greatest wealth is the wealth of has a net the wealth of good deeds, because there is a sign, metaphorical sign. When you reach your death, there's a metaphorical sign that says, leave everything here except your deeds. You leave everything right here, except for your deeds, your deeds. But now there is a way by with which one can become the most wealthy in her Senate, due to this statement of the Hadith of the Prophet Lisa ceram. Because what does it mean, if I were to give that out to someone, and they were to accept this lamb from the toughy that Allah has given them, then every good action that they do, whether they give charity, whether they pray, whether

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they fast, whatever have you, they get a reward that goes on their scale, as well as I get the similar reward that goes on my scale. If they pray, Allah counted as if I prayed, and that prayer goes on my scale. If they give sadaqa Allah counts it as is I've I've given sadaqa if they fast, Allah counts it as is I fasted, why, because I received the reward of the guided one without the reward of the guided one being lost. So I get an equal reward to them, what kind of business would you get into where you can get this kind of reward, we get this kind of reward. Now, let's say that person I gave that hour to goes and gets down with 250 people, and they all accept Islam, guess

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what, the person who gave them that hour gets there all of those 50 people's reward as well as I do, because we're not for me, given down to the first one, he wouldn't have given that one to the second and the third and the fourth and the fifth. So it becomes a very big business at Jara that you can get into with a law whereby with which you can get more hands on and then if Allah gave you 10 lifetimes, you would be able to outdo, through even just think about that if you if one person comes to Islam, and guides another 50, or 100, or 500, you know, you don't know how long that scale goes for, or forward it down. Those people can be doing enough good on your behalf, that even if Allah

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gave you 10 lifetimes, you couldn't outdo them and doing evil. And this is the process by which we are forgiven. It's our it's the scale of Allah, or as we call them isn't on the Day of Judgment, and then our last forgiveness upon all of that. So this is a business with which we can get into that we don't understand. This was the vision of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to share the message of Islam with the world to just simply give them the message, go line by line, a lot of learn, say line nine allow you be successful. That was a simple there, our simple that our so we cannot say that these people are ignorant or arrogant, because it's not your responsibility. If

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they're the most ignorant person on the planet, guess what if you tell them c'est la ilaha illAllah, or accept the message of Islam, or you give them some power. And they say, Look, I don't want to have anything to do with you, Islam, you and all of you get out of my face, guess what? I walk away, I walk away. That's it, I make the offer you may Allah guide you. That's it, we walk away and we move on to the next person because it's not in my hands, I should not even feel bad. You know why? Because people rejected, there were better people who rejected better people. If they spit in your face, they were better people who spat in better people's face than your face. If they try to insult

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you, better people than you were insulted. So we have to understand this, that this is a process with which we're going to go through, we're going to have to suffer downward is not a life that's going to be glitz and glamour and all this debt. And the third, you're going to make yourselves a public enemy with the chef on. And when you make yourself a public enemy with a ship on ship. Don is very crafty. He's very ingenious. He's very well equipped at his job and his task. So he's going to use all of that against you because you're bringing people away from what he wants to take them to. No problem. I see you and I know what you're about. You might get me today. I'm not gonna fall down

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and roll in the mud. I'll see you again tomorrow. And maybe then tomorrow inshallah when this is a battle that we continue to wager on, but we cannot say that these people are too arrogant or too

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ignorant to understand the message of Islam. If someone like Omar even alpha thurb could understand the message of Islam.

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These people can understand the message of Islam, these people can understand the message of Islam. We also have to ask ourselves the second question, how many of you in here, have you have thought about giving now before Raise your hand if you thought about it? Raise your hand if you've thought about going out sharing the message of Islam with someone. How many of you in here have not done it because you didn't think you were qualified enough?

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We've all been there. We've all not done it because we thought we'll call it not qualified enough.

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I want to explain something to you and ask you about this qualification thing.

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That

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is something that we have to define properly, because it is part and parcel to Islam. It is part and parcel to Islam. There is no Islam without Dawa. It does not exist. People once asked me, if that was so important, why is it not made a pillar of Islam?

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I said, What are you talking about? It is it is every pillar of Islam. It is the backbone of every pillar of Islam. There is no Laila without the doubt, how would anyone know of lying without the tower? How would you know about Salah without the data? How would you know about Zika without the data, how would you know about fasting in the month of Ramadan without our How would you know about hunch without the data? It is the backbone of every pillar, you take away this this backbone, the pillars become weak, the pillars become weak.

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People ask me for one evidence one evidence prove to me that our is so important like you say it is Allah as Magellan has given us more than enough evidence. And I spoke about it today and I'll click the button and the hook but today, this was the son of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, his Sunnah was down. That's it. But if you want to ask me, give me some certifiable verifiable evidence that will give me all I need to know and help me to share the message and help me to tell somebody else that this message is important. Okay, there's a verse from Allah azza wa jal in zero to nine that tells us everything we need to know. Allah azza wa jal tells us about the villa histamine

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elimination regime. There are inla scibelli Derek bill, Rebecca bill Hackman and Elizabeth Arabic a bill Hekmati. One hour is it al Hassan, Allah says, convey are called to the way of your Lord with wisdom with wisdom and with good speech and argue with him with gentle humility. And even if you argue or discourse with him, it should also be in a beautiful manner should be even our even our arguments or debates should be beautiful. We should remain on the side of hassen. But there's one word in this verse that tells me everything I need to know about the position of the hour. Does anybody know what that word is? In this verse? It's grammatically it grammatically tells me

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everything I need to know.

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This is why some of the the evidence of Allah upon us is even through language, just the language of the Quran. And the way, the way Allah chose to speak to us is an evidence.

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Yo, yo comes from what root word? What is the root word of

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da, what is the root word of da, da, they both have the same root da, and excuse me, oh, and our come from the root word. But when you see it in sort of a nutshell, it says, which has taken what form

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it is taking the form of an amateur grammatically, Allah has taken the word done, which means to call and made it grammatically imperative, it will do given us an explicit command to call an explicit command. Just like when a law says we're akima Sala. It's an AMA, it's a command from Allah to establish a law it is fun to establish this Allah, Allah has constructed this verse.

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Arabic to say the same thing. It is an imperative command to establish the power to call people to the way of a law, or as much as upon hikma and with upon hassanal upon beauty. So this verse commands us commands us, that means that if someone is not doing that, our according to the law, they are committing sin, if you're living in a position where data can be done. Now, if you told me you lived in, in the in the profits of mustard all day, he never left. And there's no one to give data to. No worries. You live in a utopia, much better karma. But if you live in an area where data can be done, and you're not doing it, you are sitting in front of a large region, and we just have

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to accept that fact. We're committing sin, because it's an imperative command from Allah. And it's a general comment. Allah doesn't say Yo, yo, yo, yo, Allah, Deena. No, he didn't say yeah, you had an S or you can tab or Yeah, there's no specific person to whom Allah is speaking to in this verse after the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam. It is a general command to anyone who reads this verse has been given an order from Allah azza wa jal, to call into the way of Allah with wisdom. Also, the prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam was commanded to say, rule heavy he said, really say, this is my way, what is my way and there are a la la la basura. I call to Allah upon the zero, which means shoe

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knowledge, deep knowledge, insight, Anna woman italiani me and those who follow me, meaning that I call to Allah, as well as anyone who follows me. So if you say you follow the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. The Prophet is commanded by a lot to say if you follow me, you will be a die or die here. This is the way we are. This is just our path. This is what we do. We call to Allah azza wa jal. This is our purpose. This is our vision, no matter

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What it is that we do that our is something that is imperative, and our present condition and our present condition. It's imperative. We live in a world where there's so much ignorance. How many of you would agree the world is is gone crazy. As a whole, the majority of the world right now is lost. They have no idea what's going on. And they're in downright madness. Raise your hands. You got to interact with me, please interact with me. You will agree. Fair. If that's the case, who's to blame?

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Somebody is going to be to blame schepens not to blame. Japan's gonna run away from all of us on the Day of Judgment. say Look, man, I called you you accepted? Who's to blame if the world's going to hell in a handbasket?

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How are they supposed to know what's right and wrong? How do they know?

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Who is the job and laid upon to tell the world? what is right and what is wrong? whose job is that?

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It's our job. Is it not our job? contemplado omitted aquilegia Elena's Tara morona bill Murphy, what's an Hannah any mancora? Well, to me, no, no, Bella is the best nation because you command people to do good. You forbade them from doing evil. You believe in Allah. If the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

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We should turn around and look and say, Did we not share some blame? Yes, we share some blame, if not a majority of the blame. Because we are not out there telling them this is right. This is wrong. This is this is sure go towards this, stay away from this. This is the straight path. Now if they go on after that, then that's their responsibility. They've just rejected no problem. But we have not even offered them the solution.

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We haven't offered them the solution. So what do they do, they fall on whatever they can fall upon democracy, which is a force of any way. But they fall upon democracy or whatever dictatorship, whatever they can have to put together. That's what they're going to use. And guess what? We have to give credit where credit is due, they're doing a pretty good job to not have guidance, to not have guidance, they're doing the best they can. They're doing the best they can with nothing, with nothing. Because if you don't have guidance, you have nothing. So we have to step back and say Hold on a second. Have we done our job in conveying the message properly to them? Have we done anything

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to say that, look, we've done our job have we here in in Britain, have the Muslims of Britain stood up and said, Look, this is what is good. If you follow up on this, you will develop the most peaceful society on the planet. Forget telling them Islam, Islam, Islam, blah, blah, this is good. This is something that will help you. If you eradicate this from society, it will make society better. If you implement this into society, this will make society better. Quit telling them implement Islam, because half of us don't even know what we're saying. If they will say Okay, tell me Islam. Well, we didn't we don't have any idea. But the good things that Islam teaches we should

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teach that this is good alcohol. But this is a bad thing. This is an ill upon society. We are on the forefront of eradicating alcoholism from Great Britain and Wales all over the United Kingdom. The Muslims are united upon this fact. Because there are a lot of things we're never going to unite upon. But there are some things we should be able to unite upon, especially when it comes to doing good. Look, drug abuse, Islam is completely against it. So we are on the forefront of the anti drug campaign in Great Britain. If you need any help, we're here. We're here. homelessness, does Islam not teach us how to deal with people who have nothing? People who are less than us? Absolutely. Let

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me ask all of you a question. Do you think the neighbors that live around this Masjid that are not yet Muslims, I don't use the word non Muslim, because it negates their Islam. They can be Muslim, or No, they're not yet Muslims. They Kufa not yet Muslims. Do the people around this Masjid that are not yet Muslims know, let's say there's a single mother who lives behind the masjid. She's struggling. They don't have food to eat one night. Did they know that there's a place right here that they can come and get food for her and her children and that's required and mandated on Assad by Allah azza wa jal to provide for her from the Zakat that we pay forward. Do they know that they

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don't know that they have no idea? They'll go stand in the in the line ndss for 10 hours, two days, dragging her children around, when she doesn't know there's a center right down the streets that is mandated by our Creator to help her and her children. They don't know that. You see if people understood this about Muslims, these things were being put forward about our Deen then you would see a country that was more welcoming to us and more welcoming to Islam. We think people are entering to Islam in droves. Now imagine if they knew the goodness that we had the capability of doing and that we were commanded to do by Allah azza wa jal. We don't know. How many of you know the Prophet Alayhi

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salat wa salam said, that me who never takes care of an orphan will be like this on the Day of Judgment. Anybody heard this hadith before? Raise your hand. Me and whoever takes care of an orphan would be like this on the Day of Judgment. How many of you in here would not like would not like to be like this with the Prophet

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Allah as civil law, how do you sell them on the Day of Judgment, this is the most best place to be. I mean, if you're like this without also sort of sentiment or judgment, you might as well prop up your lounge chair, lay back and just relax you, you're good to go. You are good to go.

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I'm sure there's orphanages right here in Bradford, or they're not. We don't know where they are. Half of us don't know what the closest orphanage is to our own home. If I were to ask you, let's leave the masjid right now, let's go walk to the closest orphanage. I guarantee you and I'm not going to embarrass you 90% of you have no idea who were at that orphanage. And if you have never been to an orphanage, do yourself a favor, go and visit. Look at these children. If you're a parent, it will kill you. I have two children. Number one on the way, when you go to these places, these are children who when they wake up in the middle of night with a nightmare. They don't have anybody to

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run to, they have no one to run to. When they fall down and get a boo boo they have nobody's gonna kiss it for them. When they sick, they have no no one to hold them in, come for them and rock them none. And you know what is the same about all of these children?

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They are upon the fitrah that Allah created them with. They are upon the fitrah that Allah created them with. They are Muslim, they are Muslim, until someone comes and takes them out of that place and turns them into something else. They are Muslims.

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We're sitting here crying about children dying all over the world. We have children right here in Bradford, who are in need of you Muslim children who are in need of you. Where are we? Where are we? And we wonder why we wonder why Allah azza wa jal has not been on our side for so long. The small things we don't even care about anymore. The things that made us so great, the things that made us so beautiful, the things that made the companion so spectacular people we've lost entirely, we've lost entirely, we have to wake up to some of these things, because this is our This is our, this is the best form of what you can do. Forget about standing on the street corner screaming and yelling

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every day that has its place. But this is supposed to be first, this social reformation that Muslims bring to wherever they go, is our greatest source of power. This is what we were known for, to go to a place make that place better because of our presence. If there was a world poll taken right now,

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if there was a world poll taken right now,

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where Muslims are a minority of whether or not Muslims have contributed to the society or not, and would you like to see them just go, I guarantee you, if that vote was taken, we would be gone, we'd be gone even from some of our own countries,

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we would be gone. If they could create an island to put all of us on, they would do it.

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Why? Because we have failed in our ability to change anything, including ourselves, we've not changed, we have to realize that now is what makes or breaks this. When the Dow was strong, the ammo was strong, because it is the backbone of this on when the Dow was strong. Muslims were conquering the entire world as we know it on a bond the hour upon the hour. When did that was strong. Very few Muslims lost their lives. Very few Muslims were oppressed, very few women would ever get assaulted or mistreated. Children wouldn't get dragged through the streets. This wouldn't happen when the data was strong. Because they understood that these Muslims are about what they say. If they say they're

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going to do something, they're going to do it, they're going to benefit this society. But if you cross them, if you cross them, then you will see the other side of them. They are not cowards, and they're not feeble whatsoever. But if you allow them to help you, they will help you. This is why the companions of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam would go and conquer a town, or conquer a city or conquer a nation. And then when they were ready to leave and hand the leadership back over to their own people, they would beg them, Don't go, don't leave us, please don't leave us and the entire town or city or country or nation would accept this land, in mass in mass in a jar on the

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floor, he will fit either. When you see the victory of a lot come and the people start entering the religion of Allah in crowds in groups and masses. This was seen in the lifetime of the Prophet Lisa was sent, it was seen in his lifetime. And the companions saw this during their lifetime. Now we see people coming into Islam. And we see people leaving in Islam, the numbers are pretty much almost even in some cases, you'll see as many people leaving as coming with this. There's no real change. And even if you have people coming, you say that there's a million people accepting Islam every year. But then why is why are we not better? Why are we not stronger? Why is the Islam not growing?

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Why is Islam still on the forefront of the news being equated with terrorism and all of these nonsense things? Why? Because we are not presenting the better message. We're not presenting the better message. The media has a very loud voice. And our voice is like a cry in the dark, even though there's a great portion of us here that have the ability to do something about it. So we need to be involved. Now, not being qualified is not an excuse. What if I were to tell you I've been Muslim for 15 years.

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Under Eli are behind me. But I've never prayed once outside of salata, Gemma, because I don't know how to pray, never learned.

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What would you say about me my good Muslim?

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Am I a good Muslim? No. Some people might say I'm not even Muslim. I never really accepted Islam. I never learned. Am I excused from praying?

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Am I excused? I don't know how. I don't know how, what am I going to do?

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I don't know how what am I going to do? So when you tell me

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learn, learn to pray. If Salah is incumbent upon me, and I don't know how to pray, then what becomes incumbent upon me is what to learn. It becomes incumbent upon me wajib upon me for the upon me to learn how to pray, to learn how to pray, the same way with our if Allah has given it to us as an Imam in the Quran, the prophet alayhi salatu salam is commanded us believer and he will convey for me even if there's only one verse, then if you're not qualified, then it is incumbent upon you to become qualified to learn how to share the message of Islam in the world, in whatever capacity you have the ability to do it. There is one doctor I know from America

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is a Pakistani doctor. And he's a nephrologist. Which means not only is he a general practitioner, but he specialized in the field of nephrology, which is a thing kidney diseases in children because he's a pediatrician, he works at one of the most busy children's hospitals in the country. He's also a president or southeast regional president for Aigner, which is one of the biggest Islamic organizations in North America. He's also on the board of trustees at the masjid, he also runs the wire slammed our program. But every single day, when he hands out prescriptions to patients or patients parents,

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he simply tells them, you know, I am diagnosing I'm writing this prescription due to the diagnosis that I've made. But know for sure that this medication cannot benefit you without the will of the person who created you, or will have the one who created you without the will of the one who created you. So when you take this medication, say, in the name of he who created me, heal me with this medicine, he's given a number a number of Shahada is like this, he's given a number of people Shahada like this and the ones he hasn't he's given them the power within the capacity that he has, within the capacity that Allah has given him. He supports then our if he didn't have an excuse to

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trust me, nobody has an excuse. He's the busiest person I know. So we have to understand that we have to put things in proper perspective, we have to learn

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what can I do to share the message of Islam, for instance, for those of you who drive taxis man, you guys have a pristine opportunity to give people that are you are you have somebody trapped in your car with you for 510 1520 minutes, they can't go anywhere, they're gonna have to listen to your riffraff Anyway, you try to make conversation with them, you know, try to present the message of Islam to them, present the message of Islam to them, they don't have to ever get in your car again. But you have done the job of conveying the message. If you own a business, your business is a source of our our data which should be through our etiquette through our other if you have a business, you

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should be known as the most honest business person in that area, you should be known as the person that everybody wants to come to, to do business with. This is just how the companions of the Prophet lays down work. This is how our self was their business was a source of power. They would give let's say that

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someone were buying from them a measure of green, and they were getting whatever a kilo or whatnot, that our Dean teaches us look, if the scale reads, the scale reads 1.01 kilos, the believer is the one who will add on an extra, you know few grams here there, let me put a little bit more on just in case this scale might not be right. Because I do not want to take the chance of cheating you because Allah azza wa jal has revealed an entire story about this. So here, let me give you a little bit more. Let me give you a little bit more to make sure that I'm just on my end, to make sure I'm just on my end. Do you know how far effect this has on people this has on people when people return to us

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change? And we know that change is improper. And I've had it too many times, especially when taking taxes and things of that nature. They give you a proper change. you hand it back a little No, no, no. Here's your money back. This is not this is not how I'm going to do my business with you. You gave me too much. He's you changed, it becomes a heavy effect upon our when people see that we're not grubby little people who wants to suck everything we can out of the society. Allah has already written my risk. I don't want it to hurt him. I don't want it Haram. Allah has already written for me halaal risk. I'll find that risk. I don't need this one. I don't need this one. And that's what I

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even told the man one day at the post office right here on Barker enrolled. He gave me five pound extra after paying for something I gave it back to him. He said Why are you giving it back to me? You just got me. You know, you got me and I couldn't have done anything about it. I said you know what? I'm a Muslim. Our creator has already written our sustenance before He created us and that sustenance he wrote for me is allowed permissible for me. I'm not going to take it like this. I already get it the right way. So here, take this back. It

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Really, really affected him. It really affected him. He said that he had been working with Muslims in that post office, and they've never even told him anything about Islam. I was very ashamed. But can he stuck in that little thing with Muslims all day long, and nobody's told him about Islam. You know, this is our problem. This is one of our biggest problems. You know, if we wanted to see an Islamic Society happen in the West, it's not going to happen through our screaming and yelling. It's not going to happen through our picketing and protesting and tearing up stuff and throwing things around. It's not going to happen like that. It's what happened by force, because it didn't happen by

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force in the beginning, so it won't happen by force in the in the Prophet Lisa, Sam said, What rectified this online The beginning is what the fight and it will be by conquering the hearts of people conquering the hearts. The heart is the battleground that we are waging war on right now. It is the hearts it is not a physical battle that we're entailed in because you're not, you're not planted in the middle of a battlefield. Right now. There's nobody dropping bombs and is not somebody who might shoot you when you go outside. It's not like this, we're waging a battleground for hearts right now, in the field of data. And we need to be on the forefront, we need to be on the

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frontlines. So

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there is no excuse, you can't say you don't have time, because all of you have your capacities. All of you do something that can become a part of our a part and parcel of that hour. You can't say they are not qualified. Because all of us either must be qualified or must be attempting to become qualified. And all of you know something about Islam, Vallegrande, whatever, yeah, even if that means you only know how to hand a pamphlet to someone. This is downward. You have to be involved. Number three.

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These people are not as ignorant as you make them out to me, trust me, trust me, they are people just like me all over the world that want to know the truth. They're tired of living this life. They're sick of it. Why do you think they're stuck in a pub all day long, because they got nothing else. They are miserable of the life they live. So they drown themselves in whatever they can drown themselves in. Whether that's alcohol, whether that's drugs, whether it's football, whatever it is, they use that as a crutch, because one thing is assured of us. One thing is assured of us is that the soul was created to worship Allah, the soul was created to worship Allah, it can never be happy,

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it can never be happy without it. When the soul does not worship Allah azza wa jal, it's like a huge hole is in the middle of it a huge gaping hole is left in the soul. And there's nothing that can fulfill that hole or fulfill that need except the target of Allah azza wa jal, that's it. The analogy is this. If you think that the soul could be happy or filled with anything other than the worship of Allah, I give you a challenge. And if you can do it, then you can prove that the soul can be filled in this way. Go to the beach, whatever beach you want to go to go to the beach, get you a shovel, take it with you, and go fill up the ocean with sand. If you can fill up the ocean with sand

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with that shovel, then the soul can be filled with something other than the worship of Allah as vision. It's impossible, you would never do it, even if you spent your entire life trying. This is the same way the soul has to be fulfilled with this rest of remembering Allah azza wa jal, Allah says it is only through the remembrance of Allah, that the heart will find its rest. These people need to understand that that yes, your life is miserable. I know it, we know that you're not happy. The reason you're not happy is because you don't have the worship of Allah in your life. You don't have the one who created you in your life. They wake up in the morning. I don't understand how we

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can not feel for these people that wake up in the morning, Allah gave you food he gave you drink, and you think someone else for it. When he woke you up in the morning, he woke you up and you didn't even recognize him. He gave you everything that you have your heart to beat your brain to think your blood running through your veins, the air, you breathe the water, you drink, the food you eat, and you don't even acknowledge him. You don't even know who he is. This should be something that pains us deeply. Because it pained our profits of the law headaches and it bothered him he cried over these things. He cried over this. There was once a woman and a child around a fire and we're gonna

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bring it to a close. There was once a woman and a child around the fire. And whenever the fire would flame up, the mother would reach and grab the child and pull it back so it didn't get burned. And the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam began to tear up and cry. And the companions asked him because they know if the Prophet Alayhi Salaam Salaam cried it was for a reason. She said Do you see how much this mother loves her child? That she doesn't want it to be burned? They said yes of course. He said know that Allah azza wa jal loves all of the souls he created more than this mother loves her child, yet they are very persistent on going into the fire. Allah subhanahu wa tada created when

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I created mankind engine to worship me to worship me. They need to understand that they need to understand that if they accept it, what hamdulillah if they don't want hamdulillah they are last slaves at the end of the day. They're not our slaves. They need to understand that they need to understand that they are slaves of Allah, whether they like it or not. I tell everyone you're a slave of Allah.

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They don't like to hear that Christians don't like that word slavery. When they say to the children of us, I said you if you're not a slave of Allah, then don't be in need. The slave is the one who is in need of its master. He needs his master, his master is over him, his master direction, his master feeds him, his master, close him, his master care takes for him. If you're not a slave of the person who created you are the one who created you, then don't take any of his needs. Don't take anything from him. Don't take his food, don't eat his food, don't drink his water, don't breathe this air. Don't take any of it. If you're not a slave, you will always be the slave of Allah azza wa jal, no

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matter whether you like it, or you don't. The difference is some of us accept that fact. And we submit to that slavery, we submit to it, we become submissive to the slavery, and the rest of the people just rebelled against it. But it still doesn't make them not being a slave. They're just, they're just rejecting it. they've rejected the fact that they're asleep. But we say about everything that dies in La, la Raji, we belong to a lot of LA, we're gonna return every soul.

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So we need to be sharing this message with humanity. It's a simple message. It's a pure message. It's a beautiful message. We know for sure that there's nothing that can heal the world like Islam, we know for sure there's nothing that can solve the world's problems like the like Islam. We know this. This is part of our data, that Islam is perfect. Everything Allah has revealed is perfect. Everything when the system of Islam is perfect, it just needs to be implemented. This is the kind of Iza that the Muslims need to have again, we walk around with our heads down, like we were we were humiliated. The only people that can humiliate us is ourselves because Allah azza wa jal humiliates

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us because of our rejection of him. We need to walk around with this attitude. It's not an arrogant attitude, there is no arrogance upon the truth. This is one thing that scholars are in inanimate II about, that there is no arrogance upon the truth. If I were to tell you that Islam is the truth, would you like it or not? And if you don't follow it, you're going to hell? This is not arrogance. This is not arrogance. This is firmness. This is firmness upon the deen of Allah. This is the karma to build it. walk around with this idea that I have the most beautiful way of life. You can call me what you want to call me today. Allah has called me a Muslim, but hamdulillah you can spit on me

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today. No problem. You can laugh at me today. No worries, you can get all of your anger and whatever you want out. That's not a problem. I'm still gonna walk around with my head up high and smiling. Why? Because Jen is only for me and people who are like me. That's it. Jenna is only for me. And for people who are like me, people who bear witness that there's nothing right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger. These are the only people who will laugh after the Day of Judgment. So laugh today or you want mock or you want no problem, you might get me a lot marks that you No worries, I'm going to have my dignity and my composure. And I'm going to go forward. You see

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that really affects a lot of people when we have this type of attitude. When we have this type of firmness and we teach our children to have this type of firmness, that their Deen is not a source of humiliation for them. It is their source of as it is their honor, that humiliation comes on. They lose that when they lose that. As the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam said, as we bring it to a close

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when you become satisfied with ina ina means haram business doing haram business. And as unfortunately it's killing us business we need to learn how to do business properly. One thing that I'm very skeptical about is doing business with Muslims. It's just a realistic fact. Let me be real with time to be real. We cheat each other like there's nobody's business. Yeah, he has this car I want to buy as a Yeah, I mean, this is the best. Everything we sell is the best. Or like go to our countries. I've been to many of them. Everything you sell me is the best. It is the best when you know that thing is not going to make it down the street.

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We need to

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understand how to to share this beautiful message the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said when you become satisfied with aina when this type of Riba and haram business is okay with you, you're comfortable with it, you're comfortable eating it, you're comfortable paying your bills with it, you're comfortable feeding your children with it, you're comfortable when you're comfortable with this, and you're satisfied with chasing the tails of cows and tilling the soil of the earth means that the only thing you care about when you wake up in the morning is doing you didn't you didn't you didn't. What can I get from the new today? The new What do you have to offer me today? That's

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it. That's our life concern. When you become like this and you abandoned when you abandon sacrificing and striving and working for what you sibylla for the sake of Allah for the sake of Allah, then what will happen? Surat Allah, Allah, Allah, that Allah will place upon you the humiliation that Allah will place upon you humiliation that comes from a lot, humiliation comes from Allah, Allah humiliates people, and he has humiliated us. Unfortunately, we have humiliated ourselves and Allah has humiliated us there will be placed upon you, and it will never be removed from you had to do in decom until you go back to you then you go back to your dean, it will never

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come up. We need to realize this. We need to wake up we need to wake up. This dunya is a source of our humiliation

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It is a source of humiliation. hustle bustle Rahim Allah. And Eva Nakayama Jazeera Rahim Allah said this dunya is like your shadow. If you chase it, it will run. If you chase it, it will run from you and you will be humiliated. You'll never catch it. Imagine if you were in a race to catch your shadow. And they were told you, I'll give you a million dollars. If you can catch it. You'll never catch you're gonna get you're gonna lose, you will lose. But the moment you turn around and walk away from it, don't don't even acknowledge it that it's there anymore. It has no choice but to follow you. The journey is like this, that is given to those who put it in its place, put it in its

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place. And one.

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One associate of mine from long time ago said very beautifully about the companions of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, when it came to Deen and dunya. They were the dean on their head like a crown of honor, that the Dean was like a crown of honor upon their head. And this is where Omar Ibn Al Khattab said that Allah gave us honor through Islam, we will never seek it by any other means that are honored as through Islam. Therefore, we will never seek honor anywhere else. So they honor themselves through the deen and the dunya was in their hands was in their hands. So if something became misplaced what was on their heads, they would put the dunya down and fix that was on their

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heads they're doing it was secondary, they would go and they would put it down in order to fix their Deen. But now we have reversed the process. The dunya is our it's our crown it's that which we were what we have the bling we have the cause we have the home we have, this is all we care about. And that's our source of honor and the dean is in our hands. If our dunya becomes misappropriated we will put the dean the dean down to fix it. This is why Allah has reversed the system with us. So insha Allah to Allah, we can wake up to this solution and realize that this dunya is a source of humiliation. We have to go back to our team. We have to go back to our dean and the backbone of our

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Deen is the down the backbone of our Deen isn't it our we wouldn't know anything about Allah. If the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam hadn't told us would we not? If he hadn't done the dour, we would know nothing about Allah. If he hadn't done that our we would not have the guitar bubble. If he hadn't done that. We wouldn't have this and if the companions hadn't done it after him. Aloha then we would have been, we have our priorities screwed up, screwed up the companions that Prophet Lisa that was sent them immediately after his death. They went out and share the message of Islam with the world. That's why you find them buried all over, you find them buried all over.

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It wasn't until 82 or 83 years after the death of the Prophet alayhi wasallam that the first renovation was ever made to the prophets Masjid. It was exactly the same for 82 to 83 years before they even fix the roof. The leaking roof of the prophets Masjid was not fixed for 80 something years why they had more important things to do. They had more important things to do. They had to share the message of Islam with the world. Now the only thing we care about is having the biggest and beautifulest Masters that we can find and they're empty, they're dead. They're like graves in sight, nothing is going on. And they're definitely not benefiting the society. They're definitely not

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benefiting but this many Muslims in Bradford with this many Muslims and Buddhists, then this place should be a beacon. for Islam this place should be a beacon for our display should be a beacon for the epitome of what Muslims can do if you allow them to come to a place but it's not like that now but we can fix it. Everything can be fixed. If you're not dead and buried in the ground yet you can change chama cha like and change. I know some of our our older brothers don't think that you can change but what like you can change. You can change I've seen 90 year old men enter into Islam you can change so please inshallah, try to find a way to get involved in down. If there's something

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going on right here and be the five Masjid get involved in whatever way you can. If the only thing Allah has given you is money. Use your money for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, if Allah has given you some knowledge, use it for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, if Allah has given you skills, use those skills for the sake of the Dharma, whatever Allah has given you in benefited you within this life, repay him by helping someone else come to that same knowledge of learning that you have. And I want to finally finally give you a couple of

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small little things to think about insha Allah,

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what was the first thing? I think we lost the mic? No worries, what is the first thing that Allah as a gel created?

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him I know, first thing that a lot as a gel created? I don't know I don't. The first thing that Allah created was the pin num correct. And Allah told the pin to write everything, everything that would ever happen from now until eternity. Within that book, within that book, Allah commanded that pin to write all of your names. Every single one of you in this room, Allah commanded that pen to write your name, including mine, that you would be a Muslim, that you would be a Muslim, that you would be gifted with Hidayat that you would be gifted with God.

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Since Allah wrote that 50,000 years before ever creating you, what have you done to repay a lot for that? Because it's not something you earned, because a lot of wrote it 50,000 years before creating, you didn't earn it. How many of you in here were born into Muslim families? Raise your hand you're born and raised a Muslim, born or raised a Muslim, I can't put my hand up. We have any other people that reverted to Islam in this room? Am I the only one the only person who reverted to Islam?

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When it comes to people who are giving Dawa as a lifestyle as a full time? What are some of their names?

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Anybody names some people you know are out giving their life to the deen of Allah to spread the religion of Islam is I can take like,

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green.

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They're live now.

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Bilal Philips,

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anybody else?

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Musa bajo de la curry?

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Muslim? Anybody else?

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Okay, two things. Number one, after six names you run out, there's 2 billion of us. So almost 2 billion of us in the world, we can only think of maybe six. If I helped you out, we maybe can get to 20 people who have dedicated their lives to this down. So big problem when Allah says, Well, I mean, come on man your own ilhabela commands is to have an oma that is doing that. But nevertheless, if I were to give you 10 names out of these names out of these names, the majority of them were what, what is synonymous about the names you give me, the majority of them. The reverse, the majority of them are reverse to Islam. The majority of them did not grow up knowing who Allah was. The majority

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of them did not, were not raised hearing the book of Allah. They weren't raised. Seeing a lot being performed, they struggled to come to the truth. And now they are paying a lot for that, that gift that he gave them by giving it to other people. You guys are born with that gift. You guys are born with that gift repay it, because it wasn't something that you did. It was a gift that God gave you. And the only thing he asked in return is to worship Him and share that with somebody else in sha Allah Allah does not require and for your attentiveness. First I want to thank you all because the Prophet later that was sent him said men letters colonists, men logical law, that if you don't think

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that people you don't think so I think all of you. And secondly, if I've said something that is correct, praise Allah for it because Allah azza wa jal began his book at a hamdulillah that All praise belongs to him him alone. If I have said something that is incorrect, or that has offended you, then Forgive me because I have no knowledge. And I'm ignorant and I need forgiveness. So forgive me now. So we don't have to deal with them in the judgment. And may Allah give all of us the ability in traffic to be involved into that world to hear these words to take the best of it in sha Allah to Allah and benefit humanity. What does occur in subhanak, alohomora Hamrick with shadow Li

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and hyena and West Africa to Blake, what is aka Hayden was Rama alikum, warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Any questions?

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I'm not qualified to answer questions unless they are about that. Any questions about that one? Sharma? Anybody? Yes, buddy? Just

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do you say that you get rewarded for, for example, we teach somebody how to read somebody else, and it goes on and on.

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So the consequences of that action is ongoing.

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What is the opposite to that? So they refuse to do something negative and the ongoing was negative, for example, you split up a house, the mother went off in a different direction.

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To build something you say, child.

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The reverse is the same. The reverse of the same. If you call to an evil action, and somebody acts upon that evil because of your encouragement, you get rewarded, or excuse me, there's no reward, but you get

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you get punished for them committing that evil action. That's just the same way the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said anyone who introduces an evil, then he is culpable for that evil being introduced, no matter who it's how many people that passes through, you might not be the first person to introduce it. But if you've encouraged it, then you become part and parcel to it. Just like for instance, murder. murder was first committed by who

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have been upon? I mean, do you know that he gets the reward or he gets the punishment of every person who has committed a murder after it's like as if he committed guilt all these people because he was the first person to introduce it. Just like the first person to ever introduce shock into the world. don't even want to be anywhere near this guy on the Day of Judgment he's introduced into the world for the first time. Therefore, he receives the punishment of all the people going forward. So if you if you push someone towards an evil action, you get the reward of it.

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But it has to be that they acted upon your

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Your advice to commit evil if you tell someone go drink alcohol and they go drink alcohol because you said so well then you're gonna you're gonna be punished with along with them, even if you didn't drink yourself

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downhill.

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So

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no, I don't think there's really a specific word that I've heard used, but there might be a lot of I don't know.

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Any other questions?

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You can give some advice to the young lads who obviously go to the school and they see

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religion

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in another religion

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something totally

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for the young men in the room, and if there any sisters, young sisters as well, you have to remember that it was the youth that made Islam what it is today. It was the youth it was the Shabbat. It was the young men and women around the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam that made the deen of Allah great. It was the people like Musab Eben Amir, who was barely a teenager when the Prophet peace be upon him sent him to you have to call people to Islam. And he ended up bringing almost the entire city of Medina into Islam. He was barely a teenager and he was in his early 20s when he gave away his life in the most beautiful way. For a lot as virgin Ali and I we thought it was a young boy and he

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accepted Islam. At the age at the at the barely at the age of 13 1314. He used to walk around the city the streets of Medina protecting the Prophet Elisa salon. If anybody touched the Prophet they used to get the wrath of Ali. When Omar Ibn Al Khattab entered into Islam early 20s, the same level Barker he was young, the same with

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more of the imagery, but when you sent the Yemen barely 20s you have to understand the man who took Islam. How many of you here from the subcontinent? Yeah, raise your hand subcontinent in the bugs then Malaysia Bangladesh or the you know Asian, if you Asian, what is the name of the man who's took Islam to that part of the world. You may know Muhammad amin possum Mohammed bin Carson after coffee after coffee 17 year old boy who came from the people of Thai home the Prophet peace be upon him could have destroyed on the day of life that he didn't destroy one of their young men. 17 years old took Islam to the subcontinent. I mean, we really have to see that it was the youth that made Islam.

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The Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam said that Allah is amazed at a young person who worships Him. Allah is amazed at a Shabaab who worships Him. Also Allah azza wa jal has made seven types of people to have the shade of the throne of his arch on the Day of Judgment, a day in which trust me We will be willing to get anything for shade. Anything for shade on that day because it will be blistering hot. One of them shavonne National FFA banquet, there'll be a young person who raised up knowing Allah, someone who is raised worshiping Allah will automatically get the shade of the throne of Allah on the Day of Judgment. I can't get that I was 18 years old when I accepted Islam. But all of

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you young men and women you have the opportunity to get that shade of the throne of Allah azza wa jal also the Prophet Alayhi salat wa sallam said that,

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the Shabaab with the strength of this ummah, that they will strengthen the backbone of this ummah, through their doula, through this insecurity and through the worship of Allah azza wa jal. So we need to understand that youth play a very prominent role. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam, at his deathbed, appointed Osama bin Zayed who was the son of zaven Hadith 17 years old, he appointed in the leader of the biggest army that would ever leave out of the city of Medina. Abu Bakr was there armor was there are enough was there Ollie was there everybody was there? And some people complained. They complained. He's a young man, how are you gonna put this boy in charge of us? Of

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course, no one complained directly to him. But the rumors came to him, he marched upon his member, sick marched upon his member, I said, I've heard what you said. I'm telling you right now by Allah. There is no one on this earth better than Osama except for his father, better than his father. And when Abu Bakr became the Khalifa, they still wanted Abu Bakar to remove and remove him in the Prophet abubaker said you are out of your minds, I will not remove something which the Prophet Li said I also am put into its place. It's not going to happen. So I sent them out and they gained a huge victory for Islam. So the youth are the people whom the Prophet later that was an interesting

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many things to he entrusted the youth with so much so so much. So the youth are really the backbone of the oma. They are if the youth are weak, the oma is weak if the youth are stronger than the Omega strong, so you have to understand that yeah, it might be crazy. You might go to school and see all kinds of nonsense, you know, but know that you're different for me.

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You're different. You're not like them, you don't want to be like them. What is the point of being like a people whom Allah has said that he will punish them and throw them into Hellfire forever? If they continue that way? Why would you want to be like somebody like this? If they jumped into a pit of boiling oil, you wouldn't jump after them? Well, this is what they're doing and in reality in the next life, we don't want to go behind them. So we need to understand that Allah has valued the youth, the prophets, Allah cinemas value the youth, so we need to value our youth. The Prophet also said if the Nam comes, problems, take advantage of five things before five one of them is Shabaab,

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aka Kasha babycook Abrahamic take advantage of your youth before you get old, so worship Allah as a gel now while you're young, you'll find that easier when you get old. If you wait till you get old, it becomes very difficult.

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And Allah knows best.

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Any other questions? Yes, brother.

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What is

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your experience?

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I era, I will, I will say is probably one of the most professional organizations on the planet. Realistically, I know the brothers very well. I'm very good friends Raheem, with brother Hamza Hamza Patterson, use of chambers. I know all of them for a long time. When it comes to professionalism and the hour, they got it on luck. I mean, they really are doing a fantastic job when it comes to demo. So getting involved is a beautiful thing to do.

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But when it comes to giving the best way to give that hour again, that's not something you can answer in the q&a session. The only thing I can tell you is being a good Muslim is a good source of power. But telling me asking me that general question is like if I was a doctor, up here, and you asked me, How do I cure sick people? I don't know what kind of sickness have you got? I'm saying that we specialize what kind of sickness they have. Because if I just tell you give them all antibiotics, and then that's not going to help people who have viral infections is only going to help people who have infections. It's not if someone has a virus is not going to do them any good.

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So you know, it has to be specialized. But the best general form of what we can do is to be good Muslims to live our Islam openly, as long as it says woman, I say no, I will me men die and Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah in any Muslim Muslim, who can be better than one who calls to Allah, Who can be better than the one who speeches calling to Allah. While they are doers of good and they tell the people indeed, without a doubt, I'm a Muslim. So by living our Islam openly, we show the message of Islam because trust me, when you live your Islam openly, people watch you, they want to see where you're going to screw up. They want to see what you want to do. I mean, people are so worried now

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that we're being watched, said, hamdulillah. We're being watched. Before 911. We used to beg people to listen to us. We used to beg people to listen, nobody wants to listen to us. I'm out there giving data and nobody's even listening to me. 911 happens that tragedy happens. Taking innocent lives is a tragedy that innocent people die. It's a tragedy. But a lot as well put the spotlight on this own man, you want a spotlight, here you go take it, you got all the spotlight you want. The microphone is here, people will listen to anything that Muslim has to say, if I step on a train, everybody's watching me, I get on a plane, and everybody's got their eyes on me. We just said hamdulillah for

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that we have a pristine opportunity now to give that with interactions. We're sad that they put microphones in the masjid, who cares, they put a microphone in the masjid. Maybe they'll get some that other people got to sit there and listen to this all day long. Tobacco law, may they accept Islam and guidance because of it. You know, we need to look at the benefit and things there's there's a Master Hand almost everything, we just got to look for it. So there is a benefit behind all of these things in Medina, so we can live Islam openly through our actions insha Allah, if they're watching you let them watch you we have the stage, we have this pristine opportunity. Let's

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take it and run with it in sha Allah, people will listen to whatever we have to say now. We're just not saying they're not saying the right things. We're not using the platform that Allah gave us with any wisdom whatsoever on most accounts, any other questions? Yes, young man.

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reading the Quran.

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My story to Islam is very long, much longer than can be put into a q&a session. But it was me reading the Quran for the first time that I accepted Islam as soon as I finished reading the Quran, put it that way in 1998 when I finished reading the Quran, I 100% just accepted Islam after that, but it's very long, but if you want to see the whole story, it's on YouTube. So you just go type in how the Bible led me to Islam. It'll be there. If you got an hour and 20 minutes, chama Anything else? Any other questions?

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No cat inshallah, then we'll close it here. May Allah reward you. And I look forward in sha Allah to honor to come back and be with you all again one day. Forgive me where I've fallen short. And correct me when you find me in mistake. There's a couple of items that I'm already camara de la Hey,