Channel: Yusuf Chambers
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who stopped by praising Allah bestowing Peace and blessings upon His Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and received I invite you and greet you with the warmest greetings of Islam as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Zack Allah kulu, higher. May Allah subhanho wa Taala reward all of you for coming here today.
And to listen to this presentation more or less than a presentation than a discussion, because, you know, I know that Zola hair, all of you are now committed, and handler to the dour that you've joined your majlis or your your group and handler and you are very committed to you know, the message of Islam to presenting the message of Islam. And that's effectively what we're here to do
today to discuss and so I'd like to kind of put some,
some background to it. So today, we live in a time which is increasingly testing for the believer.
We live in a time which is full of fitna of wars and trials and tribulations of increasingly more and more depths
of more oppression,
of massive oppression. In fact, mass oppression, we live in times where multinational corporations are calling the shots. You know, the world seems to be run by multinational corporations, and some of us are working for multinational corporations. So we have to be very careful how we talk about it. Yeah, because we have to use hikma we use we need a little bit of a hikma trip today.
You know if we could take it, hikma tablet will be good every day, right?
Well, of course we can. Because we can read the Quran. This is the hikma for us, then we can learn about the Sierra of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
We live in a time of nearly 60% of the world is living in absolute depths and absolute depths. And 60% of the world is living in absolute poverty.
And we live in a time when you know, for example, if you look at the America or America or the United States of America, you know, around 40% of the population is living obese, they are obese. And then the other 50 60% of the population in the world are
starving, but they're, you know, literally
malnutrition. ill health due to malnutrition, did the wrong diets. You know not having access to clean drinking water to a place where they can learn how to read and writes the essential life skills that we all need to get by in this world and imagine yourself
imagine that you you're in this situation where you don't have food and drink what would you do?
You see a new you have to be thinking about those people, you know and the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in a hadith he said that none of you are truly believed. Until you love for others as you love for yourself. So you see, if you have something beautiful, like you, you share a beautiful time with your wife.
And you're able to pick your children up and kiss them and and hug them. And by the way, you can't feel their ribs when you hug them.
You said hamdulillah
did you do more than that because the zip code of a Muslim the the psychology of a Muslim is that he goes further he says I wonder if my neighbor has the ability to pick his child up and kiss him and and to show emotion and he has time for his children. He has food on the plates. He's able to sleep at night because he's not worried about the debts that he or she has accumulated.
So that fear of homelessness
The Muslim of course is you know, we we aim to be Muslims
we aim to be good Muslims to be righteous servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala and in this month
to put some backdrop upon it
you know, this is this is the month of forgiveness,
the month of
when we can get a closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala and the one Hadith the Prophet Mohammed says Sam said that the Sheraton is locked up in this month, right? So we were free from one big problem.
One major problem.
And the other things are that the gates of jahannam are close, the gates of Jannah are open.
And, you know, it's it's you don't need to tell you even if you were to walk into Ramadan this month, and you didn't know that you would feel it right. Am I right? Isn't it right, day one now on the eve of the first of Ramadan.
I suddenly felt I became impact it impacted me.
I remembered how evil and how
Subhana Allah how strong the the work of the Amel shaytan is. before Ramadan, you don't feel it. But when you go into Ramadan, you start to feel it. So this is a great month for us.
This is a month we should make a commitment to the dour more than we've made before this month of Ramadan, we should make it within this month of Ramadan
that we are going to make the our part of our
part of our being
part of our life, you know, we say that we will pray five times a day, we made a commitment when we when we took the Shahada or if you didn't take the Shahada, but you you became Muslim, who in this room actually is new Muslim, or became Muslim reverted none. Right? Well, I am anyways, I can tell you about myself. Yeah. So we made a commitment when we took Shahada that we would guarantee that we would try to pray five times a day. And that we would love Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that we love the Prophet Mohammed says, and more than we love ourselves more than we love our wives, difficult for them sometimes
more than we love our children.
And that the next bit is that we would share
we would share that feeling.
We haven't remained committed to that.
We we've lost that. Now, in this month of Ramadan, we need to re establish that commitment in front of Allah subhanaw taala was the shakedowns away was the gates of jahannam are open and the makira the gates of forgiveness are open. We need to make that commitment. That's really important.
But who knows why we should do that. And you know, this is a dialogue. This is not a lecture. I want to make this a dialogue so that you really do do some of the work as well.
I'll probably stand up in a minute and start doing a bit more work. But I want you to tell me, what is the reward for giving Tao for calling you're not yet Muslim neighbors?
The reward for calling?
You can do in your life.
Is that why you committed
Sir, sir, so the Prophet Mohammed says, I've mentioned this, that the if you invite a person to do a good deed,
you will get the reward of that good deed without any diminishment on the part of the person that called you. So this person that you're calling that person, he does the good deed, it's like you're doing that good deed for him. Now, how many people you're gonna call in your lifetime?
1000s right. And if you're committed to the dour, it could be in 20 3040 50,000 Now I know some people out there that took this to a new level.
They made YouTube videos right? You know, you seem talk Islam. Another Brother, come on. He He attended one of the Dow training courses back in, in Australia. I think was very
Hamza sauces. And so he started he made a video subsequently, he made a video. And that was using the go rap methodology. And it told them all about the beginning. You know, go Rap God, oneness. What comes next? And Prophethood, and then the reward, the punishment, Heaven and Hell, and the commitments and then the Shahada, right. Okay, this is how we do it right? So he did the whole thing all the way through millions and millions of people, millions of people have been watching those videos. So from this one dour training course Alhamdulillah, the brother was able to outreach to millions of people. And I just read a message. I don't know if it's true, because we have to check
everything out when we check it on, on on the internet. But many hundreds of people accepted Islam because of that video.
Somebody told me that he got taken down because of it, but I doubt it. I don't think it does. I think that was just a rumor, right? Because I always check everything out before I say it. But so Pamela, really, that is just one case in point, this is the potential. Now all of us have got these dodgy mobile phones and you know, the things that disturb you and make you not relate to your family anymore. Yeah, you know, the things that you go into a room now, isn't it? And your daughter's over that side? Your son's over there and your your your wife? You think you saw her in the kitchen? But you're not sure? The reason is because when you Assalam Alikum.
Nobody answered, right, because they were on their smartphones. Right, but they're not really that smart. But they're smart for dour. They're not smart for family relations, but they're smart for dour. So
what we can do is with our little mobile phone,
we can make a video and everyone has the potential for making a video, using your go wrap. Thinking that you have internalized you simply make a video, it could be about the creation of the universe, it could be about a loss of Hannover, Allah, it could be about towhees, it could be about the color. And it could be about the the miracles of recall. And it could be about Rasulullah, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam, it could be about gender, it could be about jahannam. It could be about you know, any, any subject, which you know about what you've internalized.
You don't need a cameraman, you don't need a director, you don't need an editor, you've got the worldwide web at your feet.
Isn't that true?
You see, because we think in the context of right, I'm gonna start talking to my neighbor. But then you find out your neighbors Muslim, right. And then I'm going to talk to my work colleagues, but there might be some politics in the office, it may be that when you do that, you will be reprimanded for it, because it's not part of the the contract you have with your employer, you have to be very careful, right? You can't break the contract as a Muslim.
So there's many things that we have to think about. But when we go on the web,
it's like free access, and we can do virtually what we want. Okay. Now, as part of an exercise I want you to think about you can do this tonight. But if you go on Google, or you go on one of the search engines, the key search engines, you know, we don't know the other names of the search engines now because Google has become synonymous with searching online. That's why we call him Shea Google, right. But so if you go on and you ask him a question, you say, what is a Muslim?
Just, I mean, you know, get your smartphones out later on. And what is a Muslim?
What answers do you get?
You get from non Muslim perspective. Yeah.
Yeah, but you see, how many Muslims would be answering the question is the question.
Right. In other words, how many such risks results will come up which are answered by Muslims? I tell you, that is very few. And that we found that Subhanallah it is
there certain Muslims that will answer from a certain group in a certain perspective, like we have the qadiani I don't know if you know about qadiani.
cardijn they, it was a false messiah, false prophet, and there's a lot of people
You know, giving down from them.
And there's other groups that we, you know, that we know, who are not giving the Gen. They're not giving the true picture of Islam. And then you go up, and you'll find, and we'll do the exercise, actually in a minute. But you'll find the BBC is always there.
One of the best Muslim Tao organizations in the world, isn't it? You know, and you find that, you know, CNN and Fox News, the fox news narrative about Islam, you know, how terrible and twisted it is.
And then you'll find some websites which are quite good. I mean, they're Muslims that are running at a hamdulillah we at least we got someone in the top 20 you will find some in the top 20. But then you'll find that they're talking to Muslims.
Virtually every website that Muslim creates today, aside from IPC and EDC, and Ira and one reason and a few others and discover Islam and Islam religion.com and there's, there's quite a few that are developing now. Alhamdulillah, but they don't get to the top 10.
Right. They usually the others are usually talking to Muslims in in terms, which, you know, a non Muslim like I was 22 years ago will look at this and go
that's not for me. Arabic, what's the Arabic?
You know, what's, what's this? Okay, Muslim religion. That means you have to be brown. Yeah, you have to be speaking in a different language. Do you see what I'm saying? So what we did was we created one reason to fill in that gap. But we need 1000 people to create one reason, using their intellects using their knowledge of the go rap and the knowledge of the dour and push their websites out there by some URLs today, you know, use Avast is he has 2500 websites.
He can't run most of them, killed him, I'll put you in contact with him. You take the four off him, you take the running costs off him, and you develop the content.
Why can't we think like this, you know, if we had 1000 people that stood up today, and said, I'm going to create my own website and do my own blog, and put my own, you know, videos up there. What impact would it have?
A lot, right.
amazing impact. So this is one of the key areas I wanted to talk about today about the internet. And you know, what's worse, right? Then you having the best product for mankind?
What is the best product for mankind?
What is the best product for mankind? Sorry,
say it Islam. You should shout it from the member, you know, Islam. There's nothing else. There's no other confirmed books. There's no other confirmed religions which will replace Islam. Islam is the one true religion, the only true religion which can when it enters the person hearts, that person they can change forever and they can become a blessing for mankind. Like also la sallallahu alayhi wasallam was a great blessing for mankind. So we can replicate that inshallah. So let's have a look at the video
and think about how he's used his skills as an artist.
Right? Not really, he's not talking to Muslims. I'm going to ask you some questions afterwards. Can we turn the lights down and put this on?
Any questions just go
to the TV.
do exactly as you can so if you ever get confused
turn off the radio with you to the lifestyle and drug.
I just need to know
did it did it incorporate all the elements of Europe?
Do you think all of it
All the elements of go rap of God. oneness.
Revelation Prophethood Do you think he did? Yeah, I think he did, right. But he may be the order is being changed to fit in with his style and his poetry, right. But basically,
that message is like a finished product.
Okay, and it's gone out, and it's affected a lot of people, right? So you now you might not have the skills to recite poetry like he did exponential, even from the top of your head and stuff like that. You might have other skills and you might have the, you might have the skills of being able to recite the Quran, and then speak about the verses and, you know, and speak it, you know, really, you need to think about what skills you've got. And one of the things we're going to do today is we're going to try and come up with a few projects that we're going to work on, right. So I don't want to just leave you guys just with a lecture, because we've done so many lectures. And what happens with
lectures, is they're fantastic, they're great, and especially some of the Masaya television when they comment, it was us and we love Islam for 10 minutes.
And then afterwards, we leave
and we forget everything. We go back to our iPhones, iPads, we start having the confusing conversations with our families at home.
Our children are distracting us. A wealth is distracting us these are the two things that will distract you is promised in the car and
right. And the whole thing you just get back into the the rat run. You know the rat run. You know, have you ever seen a hamster running around the wheel? Right? Isn't that just like what we're like today?
We have a lot of issues in the world that we need to rectify. And the only one thing that can rectify all of these problems is Allah subhana wa attalus beautiful religion. His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet Mohammed Salah LaHood has me Of course he's not here today. In actual fact, he's not here physically. But he's messages here and hamdulillah so you people are his legacy Alhamdulillah we are his his legacy. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was sitting with the companions. And he spoke about a group of people.
He said, Oh, how I long for the beloved ones.
And the companions were saying, we are not the beloved ones.
We are not them.
You know, they were they were they were crying. They were upset. They were they were you know, almost angry because they say that those who was as a movie we take arrows for this man.
We do anything for this man.
His life and death, the whole of our all of our wealth. I mean, you know, some of the companions they gave all of their wealth or Rasulullah saw Sam and his campaign for Islam, right? Abu Bakr Siddiq,
for example, is one
and you're saying that how I longed for the beloved, who are these people, he said, These are the people they will have 50 the reward of one of you, hon Allah
knew he was referring to what the law says Sam is referring to a group of people that will do the sinner that will read the Quran that will tell people about Islam that will do the dour even though they didn't see him sallallahu alayhi wasallam and it can be that we can be that group of people.
We can be if we fulfill everything that also was awesome told us to do, why isn't it that we can't be those people we can. Some of us already are. inshallah. inshallah, if we die in the state of Islam, we die upon this beautiful hoorah. This beautiful message, this beautiful Deen and we sincerely seeking the face of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that we were given that message and we were calling our neighbors, not for any money, not for any, you know, enjoyments although it can be very enjoying, but enjoy is a great enjoyment as well. It's a really amazing feeling. There's nothing better when you would admit, right? who's seen a Shahada in the last week?
Who's taken the Shahada. You've seen it? You've seen Shahada is right. And you know that guy
faces welling up, the tears are coming down his face, you're thinking about crying and everyone else in the room is thinking about crying because it remains it reminds you of your own fitrah, your own fitrah, your fitara Fatah to wake up to know
when you see a new another person becoming Muslim. That is the time when you start waking up.
And you remember, the goodness, the higher on the Baraka that Allah subhanaw taala gave you to make you a Muslim, and you're very special.
How many Muslims are there in the world? who really understand their faith?
out of the total population of what, 8 million, 8 billion?
Right? How many Muslims are there?
And the figures they go from 1.5 to two and down to 1.3. And but the point is, how many out of the total population? What 20% less,
you are a blessed nation.
So we have a duty
to make sure that we give this message in the most beautiful way and we have so much and look at also Lhasa and the companions and ask yourself the question.
How is it possible with a group of people, Bedouin Arabs living in the most harshest environment and Mecca and Medina, in the most you know how hot it gets in Qatar, in Kuwait and Qatar around these areas. Right? You know how difficult it is just to be outside? With no air conditioning? Right? With no electricity with no proper shelters. You know, you've seen the descriptions of azula sometimes houses and his his Masjid. Right very simple with palm leaves and, and walls made of mud and and sand on the floor.
I want you to imagine that time that you were around at that time. How would you have got the message out to the people in Yemen? Forget about China. How are you even going to get to Yemen, you don't have a car, you don't have a jet? You don't have any means of public transportation or mass communication devices in your hand. You don't have the internet, you have the extranet you don't have satellite technology. How are you going to do it?
But look at the case.
The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam and his companions had reached by the year 792. By 711 711. They had reached over here to water via the land of oranges and Andalusia and over here in China, in Russia, in India, they had reached in 711.
Where for most of you guys are from
isn't it true?
Isn't that amazing?
With no internet with no technology with no vehicles, nothing. Islam the Quran had reached within 80 years, most of the civilized worlds. Not only that it had taken over all the other civilizations, the Persians, the Byzantines, your all of them were taken over and superseded by the Koran within 80 years with nothing apart from men and women
with a mission
and a desire to be in Jannah
because they were told by azula saw some in one Hadith he explains Jana
john is like
but no i human is ever seen. No human ear is ever heard of no human mind could ever contemplate.
And that is the place you will get when you impart on this mission. When you do this work of our
Allah. That's what motivated them.
Today, we have access to Masaya television, do art
everywhere. I mean, how many people that you relate to to online?
Right? Messiah, right. I'm telling you, they're giving you the fatwas every day. They're giving you the knowledge every day. They're pushing out the messages every day. They're sending you emails, they send you SMS, they send you WhatsApp messages, they send you telegram messages. They send you LinkedIn messages, they send you Facebook messages and we still don't act on it.
We need to we know we need to know that we can be that chosen group that was who was referring to. And we can also be those people who enter the folder, enter the, you know, be the people as haben, Jenna insha, Allah, the people of Jenna, we want to be the people of gender, and this is the best month for you to change it, to change your course of action.
Really make this your priority in life, after your Salah and your reading of the Quran, your understanding and your really your you know, we all of us need to start to get more serious about the code and including myself. Even myself recently, I've had a renascence about the code. And I went for years and years and years, just speaking in English learning in English and this and that, and then I realized I only had half the narrative of the Quran.
I only had half the narrative of the quarter. And if we can get back to the core, and is he What did they do when they went into
What did they do?
the turn of the century? What did they do?
What do you do? What did the colonial powers do?
was the first thing they did?
They changed the culture, but how do they change the culture? Because what is the culture,
the language, if you want to change the culture of an individual or a group of people, you change the language, alas, take the Arabic away
the association with a call and the link with a call and is reduced. I realized this and really my brothers and sisters in Islam don't make the same mistake I made. I just got involved in the Dow circuit. And I was running like a headless chicken on this project doing fundraising here and doing that and doing this and our and then fighting people in the streets.
Which wasn't our
and then I realized that the real the real issue is for us to have what the companions had, which is this total understanding of the Koran, meaning that the Prophet Mohammed Salah Allah Allah He was said he used to teach the companions 10 Ashura, Ayah 10 is and then he would make them eat and drink and sleep with these is sallallahu alayhi Salaam, and then afterwards, they would start to live these 10 years.
So if it was a class called Allah, who I had a love for matte laminate while I'm mula while I'm Nicola who could fall and I had, if it was that, then they would live the tauheed message in that in those verses. They would live that they would never make partners and associations, that there's no children. There's no fathers involved. There's no comparison. And there's only one is Allah subhanho wa Taala. You see, you see the point. Now we teach our children,
memorization of the Koran. And we say hot I'm hot emoticon and
we have a party for the children. Yeah.
And then you ask the child, yeah, yeah.
Can you tell me what is called Who? Allahu Ahad mean? I'm talking I don't know if it's the the Arab children, but I know the Asian children. Is that the children I grew up with? Yeah, yeah. Ebony. Yeah. Can you tell me what what is it mean?
Yeah, well, we just memorize it. Yeah.
And isn't do me memorize is to be put into action.
So we need to get the first thing that you all of you people. I told the brothers yesterday that we need to get back to the court. And that means that they're in Qatar, in Kuwait. We have Messiah we have good Messiah. We have good Taliban. We need to get them and and make this the circle for the diet for the women and for the men. And then we need to relate to the court. And so when you're calling the people you learn what the How did Mr. Le silence be tougher on?
How did he speak to four out and this is a very sad that tyrants. This is one of the worst people you could speak to, but he spoke with softness and gentleness and sweetness, and he was directing his message and he wasn't put off with the things that he would say. So if we have that narrative, when we talk to the people have us
what I want to do today is we're going to start today and this is a beautiful month of Ramadan. I want you to come up with some
ideas that how we can use all the facilities around us. So we got the, I haven't got my phone, I keep looking for it, but it's on charge, right? Because it's a smartphone. And it's pretty dumb because it requires charging every two or three hours. So it's not that smart after all. But the some holidays, the phone, this SMS you have on there, we mentioned all the things, social media, you've got YouTube, you've got all of these things. And we've also got amazing resources. Here in Qatar, we've got IPC lajunen, you call it leskinen.
tarrif. Daddy fit Islam, right. So we've got this organization, we've got other organizations, we've got all of you in the room, we've got all the sisters over there, all the brothers here, and there's a whole load of bunch of bunch of people out there to relate to, you've got round the corner, you've got the people in Qatar, you've got amphenol, you've got a shaky Foundation, trust, charity, you've got all of these different people around, you've got Makkah and Medina around the corner, you've got pineapple Elm coming out of the woodwork everywhere.
We just need to link it all together. And I want you to use all of the facilities, I imagine now, you get into smaller groups, right? About what 1010 1010 Yeah, and the sisters, maybe they can be in two groups, I want you to come up with a project, which will explain go rap to the world today. Right? I want you to name the project. Right? I want to tell you who is your audience because maybe you have an audience, like you have a group of Indian Muslims or Indian non Muslims or Hindus or Christians or you're going to relate to Western goddess up like me, you know, white people,
or you're going to relate to other people, whatever it is, I want to mention your marketplace mentioned the name of your projects, okay, and how you're going to get the message out with what, how you're going to get the message out with what's right, you understand me? So you know, the go rap.
But you haven't been thinking about all the different ways that we can now grow our message. What is the name of your group down now? Not our, our, we used to call it our, our,
our job is to rule our systems down. But the thing is dowa now can facilitate it.
You know, you know where? How did this organization get to be here?
How is it? I just want to ask you that question.
It was it one person, right? decided enough is enough. We need to start parsing this beautiful message of Islam up. And now you can see all the people in the room. Right? Okay. And there's probably a lot more that are being affected by this group who are not in the room today. So that's how the message is every journey of 1000 miles. It starts with
one foot step forward.
Reducing the distance between the goal just 1234 so we need to think like that don't think that I can't do what he did. You can
and you must,
you must because the world needs you. The world needs you remember how we started this whole, you know, presentation. It was about the fact that we have world debt. You know, in my country in there's a place called hell does anyone know how come on there must be someone who knows how, how Bradford Yeah, you know, RF de Subhana Allah don't want to go there though.
You know, in that place, it said in the statistics, I was reading the other day 40% of the people this is England that this is not this is not some gambling or some you know, village in the developing world 40% of the people can't afford to pay their bills at the end of each month. Do you know that
understand me now because why is it Why? Because they pay rebar
and what does a rebar do?
What is Allah subhanaw taala say about Riba?
It decreases your wealth, it destroys your wealth and sadaqa increases your wealth. And what is he say that if he will not stand in front of Allah on the Day of Judgment
is the one who takes it and so and you know, the prophet Mohammed Salah Sam said
that we will be at a time towards the end of the days when he said that the one who does not take it, the one who does not pay it, he will be consumed by its vapor by the smoke of Riba. That is the case of today.
This is where we are today. This is why there's debt in the world. So if we change the economic system, what happens?
serwaa shaurya. They realize Allahu Akbar is that religion, it's that way is that way of life, which can change all of us and make us have better life. And then afterwards, he said, eyeshadow and La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, because he's thinking, this is improved my life.
So imagine that you had just you explained the economic system to the world today through social media. nobody's done it. I have hardly seen anyone tried to do this, to explain what is rebar. What is rebar? Let's explain it now.
What's the mechanism? And why does it have the effect it has of making the rich rich, and the poor poor? Right, that's the mechanism is that it is designed for the people who own the means of
multinational corporations on so forth, in order for them to enrich themselves at the expense of the developing nation. So for example, the you know, the developing nations, I'm also I studied politics in third world development before, before I embrace Islam.
So what happens with it in the world economy, you have the developed nations and the developing nations, it's in reality, it's not true.
You have the developing nations, developing more, and the developing the developed nations developed, and the developing more
exponential growth here. And the developing nations becoming less and less developed. For example, if you look at Africa as a continent, you see, around 1853, they did a census. And they, they define the defined Africa as being in terms of the Western or the have countries, the developed countries, it was seven to one.
So you got seven pounds over here, you can only have one in Africa. Then they looked at the statistics 100 years later.
And the figures was 70 to one.
Right. So river, and the river and the and the mechanisms of social and economic political control, are leading you to the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer, and he's happening in front of our eyes, even in Britain, in my amongst my people. You know, they're complaining, now they're on the streets. were complaining that the rich are having too much and we are not having enough. We can't afford to pay our bills. Did you understand now in the Muslim countries? I don't know what it is. But I do. It's called Baraka.
But when you go into the Muslim countries,
the ones that are not affected by war, and terrible disasters, because the war is a terrible disaster for mankind, as we know, we see in Syria and places May Allah subhanaw taala allow them to rise out of it during this month of Ramadan. I mean,
we see in the Muslim countries when I go I walk I don't find anyone starving.
I don't find anyone starving when there's not war. Yeah.
Really. So the Allah subhanaw taala is giving Baraka to these people just because they said I shudder when les Illallah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa, so they, you know, so we are blessed. And we need to share this blessing with the rest of the world.
Whether they be experts in Qatar, in Kuwait, in Saudi, or they are people back home, or the people that are coming from India, from Mumbai, from what's the name of the place in India where higher Kerala they keep saying is higher on love. I don't know if it's true. But there is Yeah, there's a big message on the uncheck Google, he told me.
He told me he said hail a lie. He said it's from
Burnley, one of the companies he went and he saw the Yeah, you heard that story. Is it true? It's true.
Is it but someone told me it was Malik of Indiana? And I don't think that's true.
But anyway, we'll talk about it afterwards. Yeah, because we need to confirm everything that she had. Google says right. He hasn't got ijazah yet, right. Okay, good. So I want you to get into groups and think about this message. Now, how and I want you to come up with a you're going to come and present to the main group. And we're going to come up with the best project and the best project we're going to give to Shaykh Jamal shotty Yamazaki
From the media of IPC Yeah, we will give it to him and inshallah we will make it a reality. How about that? Yeah, I'm gonna I'm gonna push it. Yeah, I'm gonna push it for you. You probably tell me Look what is this guy telling me? What do you think you are like colonial ruler? Get out of Qatar get out of Kuwait. I've been in Qatar a lot. have quit brother. inshallah. Yes, for the system.
Yeah, you can start to script the idea, the basics of it, not do the whole thing today, because we're only going to have, you know, I don't know how long we're going to have only like half an hour to develop half an hour, we've got one hour to develop these projects. And then you got to come up you the sisters, you can remain there, you don't have to come up. I you know, by the way, that there's an issue with brothers and sisters in in the hour. And we should talk about that towards the end of the thing and we need to be very careful. But we need to realize that sisters are able to give down very well
Subhanallah you know, I might my eyes you know the statistics. The stats are in the UK, right? For every
one brother that takes Shahada
three sisters take child
you know, do you know Lauren booth? Does anyone know Lauren booth. She's the sister in law of Tony Blair, the architect of the
you know, the English man who sent everybody to death in Iraq.
And you know, Subhan Allah.
But I know that by the way, it's something that they did some bad things. Iraq is here in Kuwait, by the way, and we don't forget that that's not that's an impression. What By the way, I'm just confirming that because I know what happens. I was here in 91. And I remember the what they were telling me about the bad things that happened with the when the Iraqis came in the first before the first Gulf War.
But this woman, you know what she did? She was on her way.
In Iran. She was in Iran.
And she took Shahada. She had like a vision.
And she took Shahada in Iran.
And then, she came to me about three months later. She said I i've been sitting with the chef.
And he's been teaching me my Deen.
And he taught me about allier De La Hoya. He told me about the 12 Imams, he told me about all of these things.
And then he asked him,
I said, Can we talk about the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah subhanho wa Taala? Because when I took Shahada, I said ash hadoo and La ilaha illAllah, which is Allah.
Mohammed Rasulullah. Did you didn't mention these two things in the last three months? She came to me and she said, Do I have to take Shahada again?
I said no.
Because you took Shahada upon the two things.
And now she's living in Qatar. She's traveling the world giving Tao Allahu Akbar.
Do you see what I'm saying? And all of our brothers and sisters they need we need to realize this is a bigger thing than all of us. bigger thing than all of this all of this collective that we have bigger thing than all of the people, all of the Muslims. The Dow is such an amazing thing.
Because I stood in front of that woman, one year before two years before that. She was telling me, I will never embrace Islam. She told me.
She said to my face, I said, You know what, Lauren?
No way. You're just too nice to go to jahannam.
That's all I said. And she said she remembered that forever. Mullah. He is just about planting seeds, the Dow. So think about all of these things. Think about love. Think about expressing your love, because we have nothing we should have nothing in our hearts but love and compassion for non Muslims. Really we should. It shouldn't be that we are better than you. Who you are careful.
Your dirty cover. No, they should be that why is that person a dirty cover? Because you didn't call them to Islam.
Allah, it's like that. believe we didn't relate to them properly. We weren't patient with them.
Really, I think most of the people in Kuwait if we have this attitude, they will become Muslim inshallah.
The who's going to come up with the best project, right? So we're gonna get, we're gonna do table by table. Can you make yourself into groups of 3678 910? About 10 is three groups, I think, yeah. And then maybe maybe one or two groups from the sisters, please arrange yourself into groups. And we will spend about
about 15 to 20 minutes talking about your projects, coming up with the ideas. And then you present it to the group over here. And we see which one is the best one in Sharla Zarrella head,
you need my help.
We have two ideas. They're not complete yet.
One is about
videos. So one is about traveling, like how was people go from one place to another and how
to be like a traveler, you know, like how you don't care too much about what you bring in your bag, but it's mostly about where your destination is. So it can do the go up to like, what's your destination? What's your purpose? Wait, Where'd you come from.
And the other idea is
it's a video call. This sounds like skydiving.
I have the script. I wrote it down once, but I don't have enough so I'm not sure.
But it's basically
the journey of how I like to have a skydive. And then I really
believe it to somehow make
to teach you how to like how to skydive, and then there's a book you go go with.
And then when you jump, you need a parachute, you know, so So God gave us this sutra inside us like which is the back of parachute just in case you're like born a non Muslim anonymously. And it's similar to like when you when you jump and then the parachute doesn't work. You always have a back a parachute. But you need to you know,
to let it go and go through your pocket parachute to save you.
Who is the audience? And how you get the message.
People that are into extreme sports, but it's also like interesting video, like for even normal people. Yeah.
How to get it out? It's on YouTube.
on YouTube, right?
If you know you need to know.
idea. The project has to run.
See what how you gonna push the message out to the marketing the sales as well. So that's really an important
What does everyone think of that?
I mean, that's what it's about in the video and service.
It looks like it's gonna be a real guy, right? Yeah, this is gonna be a real enactment. So something's gonna have to be
okay, so any other questions on that?
on any of the two processes to both skydiving?
The other one? Yes. Okay, fine. Good. So
Would you be prepared to write that down? Do you think it's go ahead? That's fine.
Yeah. Good. Okay, great. I will go to the other sisters at the back. That was all the sisters together. Okay, fine. So we go on this evening. Okay.
Salam Alaikum brothers. Actually, I'm not giving the idea I'm just protecting the brothers sitting at the back actually is their mastermind, we have two main idea one is the labor camp or medical camp, something we can arrange, we can tie up with some hospitals or clinics and we can talk with the brothers who can give at least one day or two days time in a month. And we can organize some tables with some banners in public places, especially in the markets where most of the non Muslim comes.
So, we we want to break out the project like this at first doctors will sit down and
COMM And they will have registration from the registration area they will be segregated according to the language
speakers and they will talk about how he Islam and the basic things which will actually help both the Muslims and non Muslims and from the waiting area, they will go to the consultation area to the doctors they will have their checkup medicines other things and they can also be given with the some small brochures and books. So in waiting area mainly they will be waiting for roughly 30 to 40 minutes that time we planned or the group actually planned to have dry amongst the people.
And another is a
common idea in many places. Masjid open day we can also open it here.
Masjid open day for non Muslims in our forums or society or in public places we can give Dawa to the non Muslims for coming to particular Masjid in particular day, in the time and that time we can like a guided tour. We can talk with them and consult with them about the tawheed and Islam and the what is the benefit and what is the goodness of Islam right. And we can give them some snacks and
well going back we can give them some brochures and books by reading which they will come to know about Islam and and other things as I have taken permission.
I think we can make a LCD project. Like many places people spend some times like in the city bus or in the saloon, or in some big famous shopping malls, we can put some LCD and as we have seen the video in the YouTube, if we can make a video with some celebrate his Muslim, celebrate his people love to listen to them and love to follow their lifestyles.
One, two or three minutes, we can make two three video and it can continuously go on the television people have hair cut, and listen to the man what he's saying. The past some places to some places two three video continuously running or for video. And people can listen this and the way this this small video will have just the question that what life you are leading and what Islam calls for you not the elaboration. And in the scroll, there will be links where you can get the details. So people get the doubt in his mind that what I'm leading so far what I'm leaving, and what should I do, and they get the details and in house they can get the check the details. By this we can give our Thank
you very much.
Okay, before you leave. So any questions? How's that? How's this project going to be around? Which is the audience or how are we going to market and sell this project and funded and so on? Any questions?
Yeah, the thing that you imagine the you on how to vote and you're overseeing this project as to whether or not you will fund it.
You know, what are the questions you will ask
regarding the medical
During the waiting period,
yes, during the waiting period
at first we'll be registering and giving them cereal. Like the other ways 1-234-567-8910 people will automatically go when their cereal comes. And it's not that he has to listen everything, but the persons are waiting, they will keep on listening because they have nothing other job please.
According to the language,
maybe English can be used as common language, if we cannot different segregates too much. Or if we have like, many, like 50%, among that 30% is Indian, so we can segregate them and speak in Hindi.
Health agree with all this to come in and even in a section, and then for the people watching this, we want them to segregation. People are not gonna be patient, and they're not going to, why do I want to I'm going to wait for the document stand here. I'm sorry to be negative. Looking at this a lot of logistics, do it? It seems like very complicated. But if you stick to that main idea, something too simple. I know it can, we'll see how it goes. Now. They have monitors where they have the room numbers, and they call the people about languages, but it's just got a flat thing about you know, giving some parts of this if you get access to them.
And it can be a different
see these, these campaigns that we plan to organize for the medical these are basically campaigns for laborers. These are not going to be very complicated medical campaigns, they're going to be like say dental camp, or eye checkup, basic checkup, which labor's here and quit, they do not regularly get it. We have seen many camps in the past, where we had also provided food previously where they did not even get basic food. So we are talking about basic medical checkup, which they will be very happy to attend, they will definitely cure for these campaigns. And they will definitely wait to get that turn and get the checkups done because it's going to be a free campaign. And during the time
frame, when they are waiting for their turns to come in, we can allocate certain dyes or a certain group of people where they can take at least one minute and give them a provoking message about Islam. And let them think it should not be a direct message to Islam, it can be an indirect message message to Islam, we can just give them a short message and and keep moving to other people
are visiting hospitals, they're a little bit more aware of the fragile the fragile nature as human beings. So that's a good way but you'd have to overcome the, of course, you'd have to overcome the administrative side. And all of these projects, there's going to be an administrative angle, which you won't be able to. So how would you deal with that? Right? You've got, you've got ICC, you've got ties, and you've got all these? These are the organizations that have already authority to do. So you're going to have to make partnership with them. Right? Yeah, like, for example, there are construction camps
that are doing construction sites, they get labels from China, they get labels from Korea.
We can assign a Korean or a Chinese guy who can speak to them in their language. And majority of these people are coming from one place. Basically there are labels from China surrounding 1000s. Who come who come here just for labor, when they come on projects for three months, two months. They come for a short amount of project and then they leave. So we can utilize this time where we can give them free medical checkup. And we can do that as well.
Thank you very much.
Good ideas are coming forward. And who is next? Yes.
Our project name is the guru online content marketing.
Director project objective is to
target potential online users to visit demo sites. Notice we have a lot of
But it's hardly being seen by normal non Muslims. I'm singing about non Muslims, they don't go unless somebody you know, in which most of the
states are visited by Muslims. Yeah, good, okay, because we go and see what's happening, how to forward our friends. But unfortunately, this message is not gone to the ordinary non Muslims. So what we want to do we want to use online content marketing in order to take them to those websites. So what we are going to use is Google AdWords, which is a popular advert where you can it can come in, whenever you visit a website, or any online portal, you can place an ad on the side of each page about popular not website, you're not going to say I era are no one Islam will be posting questions related to the Euro, like just like this, again, you know, is circular and
such kind of costumes, which will promote them and say, what's this? Like? Let me see what they're talking about this ad is something strange. So they will click what we'll do it we'll redirect them to already existing popular websites, you know, it's based on the category we can classify it could be
Islam, Islam, whatever it is, it can come. Okay, the user has come, but he can he say, and I landed in the wrong place. This is not my target area. So immediately close and you know, try to go I don't want to listen to Islam. I don't want to know about Islam. So you close the site and go for Islam, no different websites, maybe music or something. But we are not going to leave him. We are going to use another techniques in online. It's called retargeting. What it does, whenever the retargeting is online marketing techniques, where when a person visits the website and closes it and opens,
the ads keep on coming from the website
visit, okay, this is called retargeting. So, it can be based on a domain area, and about the person recites, it could be based on the language, there are a lot of, you know, retarget this available in the market, we can catch with them and try to do that. So this way, whenever you open up, for example, university, it will come whenever you want to watch cricket game, the site, the pop up comes, you know, the website he visited till he goes back and close the deal. It's like a business, you know, online business
connection. So this was going to use and done a project. And as I said, the target audience are
human beings, anyone who's on the web. Okay, so that's easy. Second thing is it doesn't require any human intervention. Not much, because it's all we are going to use is Google. And the existing popular websites, which can convey the message of Islam these days.
Okay, so who's got some questions about that particular project? Yeah.
The only question I have is when you ask them to redirect your website, is it like one of those things?
So nowadays, if you go to visited,
okay, you visit that, and they already have
targeting agents, what they do they have a standard operations, this advertisement comes in whichever page you are going, but there is a space. So this ad comes till you come back to that site. So this is the redirecting
He's talking about how much is the budget, what's
the best thing in the budget is the first thing
to start with? Unless, unless until people come to our website, you know, if nobody's going to click on it, so you're going to pay, then every now and then that amount is going towards your budget. I'm saying?
Millions of money.
Okay, last question.
of website and direct the person to a website when there is a volunteer or a person who can answer these questions. He can start with these questions and do an AMA
We were thinking about this this area, the only thing is we don't want to add more complications more.
Rather already, there are only sites which are doing now. Obviously, they also have their own child.
So it's better to use the existing resources that you
wish to use.
Okay, great. Okay. Any other points? No. Okay. So, right here for that. So all of these good ideas in sha Allah.
Okay, so one of the most successful ways I've seen Dawa is through like a non Islamic invasive approach. So what the point of this is to
not put Islamic terms or Islam words. Because you know, some people instantly when they hear Islam, they turn away. So we came up with a lot of ideas, some that we actually heard already, but the one we chose is actually kind of
a passive way of doing Dawa, where we, we were present, but we don't do data until we get kind of how do I say, approached or questions. So
we came up with a few different ideas, and just hold it.
Okay, so the one that we liked the most was actually types of handouts. But it's not what you think about handouts. So coming up with like catchphrases, or different phrases like Islam, peace or terror, something like this is an example. But more ideas will come for us. But putting them on different pamphlets in different languages is most important. And we we thought of different ways is like putting them in taxis in the back of taxis, where people will be driving, taking taxis, a lot of foreigners take taxis. So they're standing sitting in the taxi, they can't communicate with the driver very well. And they see this pamphlet, they're in a non a country, which is not there. You
know, they're in a Muslim country. So they Okay, I want to read about this. So maybe, then at the bottom, it can direct them to a phone number or a website, or even a lecture we thought of because
I met one taxi driver who actually a sister recently, she almost I think she converted recently to Islam, she was about to because of the taxi driver, he actually brought her to Thai center, and she had no knowledge of Islam before that, just because he was the taxi driver. He She came here. So that is one we also thought of how multilingual banners on buses and signs and but non non invasive route. So not say Okay, come find about Islam, putting phrases that Islam supports, you know, like peace and unity, things like this, and then coming to a lecture to find out more, calling a phone number or going to a website.
So these are just some of the ideas we came up with. And we also thought about pamphlets in
airports and signs in airports. You know, it's upon a lot when I went to Qatar, the airport, there's huge store for alcohol and liquor, but there's no store for non Muslims to find out about the religion that they're going to the country for. So it's upon Allah, that's some of the things I think, you know, we have to convince maybe some higher ups. But you know, as Muslim countries, we should we should be sponsoring Islam more than the alcohol.
And I think also, something I found interesting in other in the United States, and some from the United States is approaching people, and you know, just acting the way you normally would, as a Muslim, as Islam supports, you know, so if you're in the library, somebody needs to know, where's this book? Or where's this place? You help them? You know, they'll ask, what are your intentions, you know, oh, nothing, I'm just trying to help you. And then what you have to do is at the end, they'll ask you, they'll keep asking, oh, because my religion tells me to be like this, and I've adopted it in my personality to be this kind of person, you know, and this is who I am through my
religion. So that's the idea is, obviously we're not going to be doing that but person by person, but I think it takes one person, you know, to affect another person. We're about, say, 2 billion Muslims, just so we can make it easy comparison, 2 billion to 8 billion, you know, if every person in Islam convinced, you know, four other people, you know, the whole amount would be Muslims.
Yeah, but we think the non invasive route of pamphlets, flyers connecting the communities in
in the United States, we also do this thing during Ramadan, where we invite other religious groups for avatar, you know, just come for dinner, you know, mixing the different races and religions of kids playing sports together, you know, and that'll bring the families and the parents and the dads communicating with each other.
You know, and that's how I think we can spread. You know the word of Islam?
No, but I'm not saying sit there and say, oh, come learn about Islam. We're
Yeah, if they don't I mean,
I mean, it will happen. I've seen it in the United States you people approach like if you hold a sign like peace in unity, and then come take a flyer about peace and unity. Yeah. And then in the flyer talks about Islam, you know how Islam promoted this type of thing. I've seen it in the United States, I don't have much experience to be honest and coy against racism.
Or, like, we're against racism, you know, okay, these person he's also against racism, he wants to join your your rally or your protest. And then oh, we're actually Muslims against racism. But until he approaches you, if you say we're Muslims against racism, he's gonna be like, Oh, I don't want to join the Muslims. You know, I'm against racism, but not with the Muslims.
So yeah, I mean, it's upon Allah. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. Okay, that's great. That's great. Is that is that all the groups? One left? Yeah.
Fantastic, I think is a good idea. The noninvasive dow, of course, is something which I'm focusing a lot on these days as well myself. So I've got a data center, which is called the city retreat. So it's, you know, the city retreat.
So it's, it's not frightening anyone away. And also, it's, it doesn't say Islamic Dharma center on the outside, it doesn't have a green dome doesn't have a minaret. It doesn't have any external
indications that it's one of those, you know, like somebody said on the Facebook page the other day, yeah, but that's not a normal mosque. So what's a normal mosque?
I think what is a mosque? Or what is a Masjid? And what was the Prophet's Masjid like Salalah Islam? And so if you remember, if you think about it, it didn't have domes and minarets anyway. Because that came less later on in I think, the Ottoman era of Islam. And then, and that was also for audio visual effects and stuff like that. Yeah. So you have the dome and the mirror or acted like the speaker microphone system. So
we need to be thinking about appropriate messages. We can't really do that in great can we unless we go to
you know, a place like where there's expats living. And we you know, like the Thai Center, the whole concept of that. Right, is purely softening the blow, isn't it? It's allowing you, the people to get there for you can get the foot in the door, as it were, so to speak. Okay, let's have you for
just a few minutes. Okay, few minutes. Within two weeks of
new movie release, Jurassic Park, they have managed to get about 400 million US dollars.
So what does it mean? It means that people in the world right now, they live in entertainment.
Okay, have you guys seen the Malcolm X movies is about biography of a man who converted in Islam. And this movie managed to get
48 million US dollars. Box Office. So right now, what we want as a group is to see a movie about it's like a Hollywood movie about our profit.
We don't have that
we don't have to worry about the return of investment because it's about 2 billion Muslim people in the world, you can always get it back. But our target right now is for the non Muslim because Ryan on Amazon, they like to see entertainment.
But for to me with this kind of movie.
It can easily convert people
because you can make the life of real profit from the beginning until the end of his life.
All that go right?
Only by seeing the movie. So I think you'll we should have that you know, hired one director like James Cameron or something like that. We have the money. But nobody has the idea of making a new movie about profit. You know, we don't have to do much because people like entertainment, especially non Muslim, just think about it. Okay. And the other thing is
we should have
a full time
Daddy in the sky center, we don't have that. So that is one of the idea that came from us. On today's then. Okay, so we don't know that sorry. Well, but we stick with the movie.
We make that a reality without? Is it because there's a big project? Right. And it's been tried before and I think there's some means of failures. But how could we kind of incrementally grow that idea?
You could literally you could act out some things on a very low budget and put them online
as like a test a taster. Okay, so that you you can grow that idea because it's a good idea. And he's absolutely right. And the, you know, we two minutes away from the Adana. Yeah, one minute, half a minute. Okay. So brothers and sisters is all I have for, you know, attending. Okay, here, sir. Yes, I was just, that was takbeer. I think.
So, yeah, it's been really great for you to attend. And I'm sorry that we haven't been able to finish it properly. And reality is that we can go we can come back. And we can do like a full day workshop where we do the go wrap, we encourage each other, we give knowledge each other, we motivate each other. And then we really will spend a lot more time on these ideas. Because this is how effectively you see you guys, we've got some ideas out there. Now. I want you to go and enact them. I want you to make them a reality. Come to down now, come to IBC come to all the different Tao organizations and people in Thai center here as well. and discuss these ideas and make them a
Which one do you think deserves more? You know, spending time on? Which one?
The sticker idea? The sticker idea? Yeah. The post the this idea? You mean the script here? Yeah. So who likes this idea?
to creating simple messages. Okay, who likes skydiving? Who wants to go skydiving?
No, I mean, not all of these are good, tangible ideas. And we need to think about how we're going to make them happen. Okay. You know that one? You're absolutely right. If we saw if you saw someone jumping out of a plane, and they ended up with a message about their faith about faith, I think they really would definitely visit the website and then actually be really intrigued about those people. So they probably want to learn. So it is fun, you know, so definitely that is a time. So brothers and sisters, let's talk about it in our you know, whilst we're breaking fast, and we'll try our best to make sure some of these ideas get made a reality subhanak alohomora Home Depot Sharmila. illa
Anta stuffer a lot, why to go late Salaam Alaikum.