Channel: Yusuf Estes
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We're broadcasting almost live today all the way from Fletcher Street, we're here in Fort Worth.
I remember when I lived in Dallas, we used to call it fort worthless,
the left, and then Allah guided me to this. And I learned how to be maybe a little bit better.
There is a great chance to be with everybody here today, those of you that are listening to us online, here and one of the very first mosques that I ever after entering into Islam. There's a lot of funny stories that happened to us when we came into Islam. And some interesting experiences even took place right here. But that's not the subject that we're going to be talking about today within dealing with the subject about sharing our perspective as Muslims.
Who is God, what's our relationship with God, and especially salvation in Islam, this has been our topic sort of for the whole weekend. And I want to kind of stay with that, just because I have most of my stuff memorized for that particular event, etc. Now, also, I'd like to remind you that you can visit our other internet websites at a slam always.com Islam yesterday.com, the one you're listening to now, where we have the audios and videos and Islam tomorrow, that's our progressive website, we'd like to be right up to date, we're very advanced, by the way.
And speaking of that, I thought it would be appropriate you know, to show you, especially the ladies like style shows, but you know, in Islam, it's not really right for ladies to be walking around showing off their bodies and clothes and things like that. And so I thought it'd be appropriate by introducing a bid or an innovation here, which is I'm going to do a style show for you guys. Does that sound fair?
Because it's going to be the opposite the process arm said do the opposite of what to do. Don't be like that be the opposite, right? So instead of young, beautiful girl showing off, you know the latest styles. Old man.
Red in white.
There's two colors you can't argue with. Very basic. And then I have a white on white outfit here.
And I'm not going to walk down the gangplank
but anyhow I said you know these folks they need to know what's happening but maybe you don't know the latest status for the ladies it's what's happening in Paris right that's the big thing what's going down in Paris I better know better what's happened in the you know in New York or California they came up with the styles it's very important for the
for the Muslims we got to keep up with what's the latest album Saudi Arabia
the more elegant where today but for the you know for the outback stuff you know the camouflage things and you know places to keep your grenades stuff like that.
You know, and then your mom coat I don't know if you know this demand cooks have these little tiny pockets up here. You know what that's for.
For your Miss wack or where you keep the extra kuranda little small one when you forget in Ramadan.
You ever wondered what's this little tiny pocket for chicken scratch.
gonna save the soundtrack and that's
pretty cool. But actually this is not a Sony code. You have to know that this is Turkish. This is a Turkish he managed to go to a black and white
and they will not pray.
They don't eat will do but they need to cook.
Actually, I make money every week. Whether I'm eating or not
Yeah, I guess I should go to the next stage. We don't have all that time. So somebody strike up and then
this comes off. And elegantly throw it across the room there.
I'm kind of wired up here a little bit, in fact, by adding more wires that get an FBI agent.
But I can do this. There we go.
Don't run away. There we go. Now this outfit actually comes with another part which fell off in the trunk of the car. It has the golf, you know, the black rings. So you have to imagine that and we're not going
to do everything by habit. I miss something. I can't do the whole thing. Right now. She's all came up. Now this, I have to show you how to do this. This for people can't afford the goal.
This is very, very, very chic is to be able to
know this real. This is real deal. Maybe
There's different ways you can put this thing on, you can go like this.
You see nothing? I mean, this is like
the latest thing. I don't know if you guys are ready for this?
I don't know maybe
it's gonna be rated. Are
you ready? This is like the latest of the latest styles in Saudi. It's so you don't lose tradition by the same time you really catch up with the world. So I have to show you this. Here we go.
Now, you know, why wouldn't you get get out of parking.
My daughter bought that while we were in Saudi Arabia. She's a teenager and her little friend that lives over there. They went out and they found these and they they were so excited to get a hold of these boys.
And I said, How are you girls going awareness this year, we just put it on it. I said out because the girls are covering themselves up totally don't think he sees this.
And they were black. So they put these gaps.
So I asked her to do the program.
Now we got that out of the way.
We've been talking really, with our Christian friends on the subject of true salvation. And so before I go any further, I want to do an inventory. Real quick. Do we have for instance right now Do we have any Muslims with us? Please raise your hand?
Do we have any non Muslims with us today?
There's hope for you.
I really enjoyed
I really enjoyed being with all of you.
When Dr. Brooks was his introduction, I got tickled and I was trying to keep them black and not really, but because before I before went to Morocco, I happen to have been in Denver, Colorado and had to hurry from there to South Carolina in a case of like Morocco. And there was one doctor there who wanted to be the one to take me around everywhere. And we're riding around in his Lexus and going here and there and he's going to be sure that he's gonna pick me up and he's gonna bribe me and he's going to get the reward with the law. He did such a good time. with us. We enjoyed they It was so good. being punctual right on time and get me here, get me there. So just before we left, and
we stand in front, all the people I turned to him and I said you know, Doctor, I got some very good news for you. After observing the way you handled yourself taking you around doing this doctor thing doesn't work out for you. You can always get a job driving a taxi.
Nice to know you get back up, get over
the hum the diva.
Let's now turn to our subject. And think about this.
Because human beings, we're all the same in some ways, we really are the same, the last time or whatever he is the one who creates everything. And there isn't anything except he agreed.
Now, most people believing in God would accept that up to this point. And there's nothing being sustained except that he's the system.
And again, most people would agree to that what you're saying.
According to the monotheistic faiths of Judaism, and Christianity, and Islam,
we all agree, according to the text, that there was one human being created first man. And God called him, Adam.
And we all even use the same word, no change in pronounciation, from the Hebrew, to the Aramaic, to the English or to the Arabic. And we all say atoms.
It's strange, that they get different names for God, but we, we don't know who God is. But we know who our father was. It's interesting, because it Many thanks for
the reason that Muslims use a BA is because it has meaning among the Vienna last name comes from a root in Arabic, Isla. Isla actually is something worship anything can be a worship
Neela anything that is in Iran, Iraq, the stickers, bone and bone, anything that moves or doesn't move, and still be any of them even a concept and
like the money in your pocket. Did you ever notice it says right on it and God We Trust.
Everybody else pays cash.
What do you worship?
Depends on what your love or devotion or your desire is toward.
You can't say I worship God. But at the same time you really wish to learn something and create. Those are just words that you're using. And it's obvious what you really worship by what you really do.
For instance, if a man's telling his wife how much he loves her, but he's spending all his time with some other ladies, that's pretty obvious.
And we won't be that long.
Anyway, but the idea is that what you say what your mouth isn't necessarily what you're really doing with your life. And it's fine. It's not a religion,
transform religion. We say it but that's not true. Because Islam is an action. It's a verb, it's what you do. Whereas religions are named after a person or place or thing. We're back to the noun again, right?
There is the word Islam is not the object of worship it like some of the brothers always say, hey, teach us about down, call people to Islam. I don't know.
I don't have a clue.
I can call the people to a law.
But the way they get to a law is through Islam.
So calling the people to Islam doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If they don't know, what's the noun, kind of calling people to a highway, but you don't know where it goes.
What will they do? What Which way? Will they go in the highway, right or left up or down? east or west, north or south? If you're on the highway, but now what? And then even if you said it that way, and they started going after why they go, why am I doing this? What am I going to what extent is this, I'm traveling, traveling, traveling, I'm getting tired, you know, maybe I'll just get off here and hang out or do this or do that.
And it makes sense if you understand what I just said makes sense that you have to come to a law first.
So who is the law? Why do you use this word when she said God, I like a normal guy that's
Christians often think that everybody says God, that's a Christian.
But it's not true. The majority of the Christians in the world don't use that word.
We have a very narrow minded idea of what the world is like as we always base it on the 30 miles that we grew up. That's it. That's what we know.
The majority of the Christians in the world today from one denomination are Catholic. If you want to take one denomination of Christianity, the number one is capital.
And the majority of all the Catholics don't live in America. And the majority live where South America Central America, Mexico, France.
Italy, Spain, that not right?
None of those languages use the word God.
Do sin do? That's what they use? Whoops. Whoops. Oh, you missed that. Guess what else?
Go to Russia.
Go to Germany.
Go to those European countries that you can't pronounce the name of
and look their questions and ask them. What do you call the one that you worship? It's not the same name.
Now, let's do the opposite of new choose the country. I don't care which one it is. anyone you want. There's maybe one, two or 300 countries. I don't know how many there once you
choose anyone you might
Italy. Okay, good.
Nigeria. Nigeria. Okay.
Russia, Russia, Russia. Good country.
Last thing. Okay. That's cool.
Giant. Okay. Now every one of the country's names so far. What does the Muslims call their guy?
He didn't know I was going up. And he
it wouldn't matter what country he said what it?
Is there any country in the world where they were Muslims don't know the word. Although
there are some countries that substitute like in America, we say God when we need a ball, but we're trying to translate with other people.
Afghanistan, parts of Iran and in the northern part of
Pakistan. They have they say, Good,
But it should be a lot. But they're translating. So it's a put but they know the law.
But this is giving an example. So that if you want to know what's the best name to call the one and only God, let's examine the word and you think about it.
According to what we understand from the Bible, of the New Testament, God is one
what we understand from the Quran God is one we don't have any argument on the subject of God being one also agree to that there is reference to God is one. Now the word Iran
can be made plural.
This is my coach over here from my RV
The only thing about somebody from Egypt is teaching Arabic. Yeah, be careful when you go to the mosque get on Kuma
the Amish with us today those of you who are listening to this broadcast
run away son is here.
By the way, don't keep
sending back to me.
But what am I talking about this word a lot I want to think about that.
It can be made in English you may throw us put effort
But when you say a lot
an amazing thing happens.
Because other words in Arabic When you put out in front of it,
it means the
as opposed to a
any old house. You say they are by tune
but when you say
out of date, that's the house
but you could say God Ilan is got a guy little g in English okay there we got one word in English anyway. Though God a god. Right.
But as God's Isla, our
our Isla de God, still a thing worship and our which is the gods. But a strange thing when you say oh,
this can be made
it becomes unique because this
Particular words of Arabic cannot have two of them right?
So already that perfectly fits one God because you can't make it to be so powerful that when you say Allah to Arabic, there's no doubt in his mind, you're not talking about something in your hand, you talking about
follow the garden.
Another unique thing about English is real clear. If you want to say female God and say God is a goddess, she is a goddess.
But when you say a lot, it cannot be made female nor male
doesn't have gender
does not have gender. No, right away, somebody's gonna say, hold on a second. Never on how many times he said, Allahu Allahu means a lot. He that's masking further, stupid, says
this is not gender. This is our respect.
This is only out of respect, instead of saying like it or something like that, because the law is having this day respect and honor and dignity. And that also explains why you find wheat in the Koran. Wheat does not mean
it's the Royal wheat like a king or queen. We decree the following decree, and we are not amused and like that.
when I speak to you, I say
you are? And I am? Why do I do that?
When it's clear that we're individuals one and we have a single it is this is that is that was over there he is. She is is right. But when it's plural,
two or more it's Are you are this is they are, those guys are, these are.
So when it's plural, our singular is. Now by the way, we do have some of the boys right now that are is and they'd like to become are.
They're single, and they'd like to become
to get these guys married off, okay.
But when I speak directly to a person, and I say you are and there's only one person there, it's out of respect. The language provides for that respect. And when I say I is, the only way that works is if I'm in certain parts of the United States or Brooklyn.
Otherwise, if you understand the grammar, you always say I am and you are. And it's because of disrespect is the same thing. So when the law says we don't panic and go, Oh my god, don't maybe there is $3 in
less mistakes people make with the Bible, okay? Because it does have the girl in the Bible as well.
It doesn't mean a lot. And it means a long period, because there's no power beside along the Hello World.
There's no mind there's no power, there's no energy source, there is nothing but a law.
Now this brings us to an interesting question.
What about my free book?
Don't I have any power here? Then the devil have some kind of power in it?
he does. How much power does he have?
Too much? And if he has power, His power grow to the extent that he could overpower a law.
they threw What
if you said he could have any power at all. You already have negating the fact that alone
is a lot of
the all powerful meaning one.
And if somebody has any power, how much do they have? And what would be the limit on it? And how could they get more? And maybe if one bad person or another they could add it all together until there's so much bad It could overpower God.
All of a sudden you're starting to think about Star Wars. Yes. Look, wait.
Give it a rest. Think about it. That's not the teaching.
Wow, that's a teaching Christianity that will pass power in Christianity. Oh, yeah. And especially in Hinduism, and Taoism, it's an equal amount of white good on top and black bad on the bottom. Why is black always associated with that?
I think white people cannot be
turned around the other way.
Got it black?
Where's this power coming from?
Do you have any power?
If I have power?
I think real hard about this.
Don't have willpower.
Oh, I think I have.
If I want something, can I make it happen just by willing it?
If I can, what I need that for.
But then if I don't have any willpower, that me Everything is from the law. Why should I get punished if I do something wrong? Because it would be his fault.
So how can I solve this one. And by the way, this actually happens to be one of the principal tenets of Islam without which you can't be a Muslim.
Listen up. There are six areas of belief essential to Islam. And they're mentioned in two different studies. One is
they're both called Edita jabril they're very similar one has, doesn't mention hodgin. Another one does, right.
I'm rambling around here, but I didn't lose yet.
When they asked for so some of it was so long.
What is the slump?
And he said his plan is to bear witness to a little loss follow up Pump spray five times a day. It would be lovely to that last night and he mentioned the some Ramadan to cut them all, you know about five pillars, but they said what is the man?
That was separate question. And he said
he managed to believe in the law or my life
opportunity b2b is what
or the normal gamma, which is
to law? What is
the good even though it says
To cover? Is that right? Was that?
Why don't you use the word power
this the night?
Or is it meaning pre ordination? It's actually the night of pre ordination that it was written if that's the night it's going to come down on
down and down Sit down this ye
I have to believe in it or I can't be a Muslim just said that in the face of eternity.
But what is that?
It means according to the prophet SAW someone who tells us that everything was written before upgrading.
You are sitting exactly in the chair in the place in Fort Worth, Texas. That was written for you before Allah created the first atom.
he wrote it. He caused it to be written it says the first thing that Allah created was what?
any order depends on where write and the pen wrote until the pen wrote everything that was going to happen from the beginning to the end. And the pen is put up and the ink is dry.
It's really important to know this. This is not just some kind of passing fancy we're just going to discuss okay next object when I talk about randfontein today, no, this is real key because today we have so many of our you
New Muslims that are confused on this issue
and it's a part of Islam and you don't have salvation Islam without this series
you have zero power get this in your mind you don't have any power whatever you thought before you entered this room throw it away You have no power the devil has no power nothing created by a law has any power whatsoever everything is in total and complete submission to a law 24 seven always
a law does not share his power with anything he created
law show me for that
luxury villa there are no partners with a
very key very key to understanding who is alone
if anybody makes partners with a busy mind
little bit or a whole lot
he said he is a rock man oh Rahim Oh before I'm going to give you those three right there those are the ones that like
I know he's allowed me He knows everything that's why I need the others before
yes because they don't want again
I know he sees everything he hears everything again I need to go back to his forgiveness and his mercy and His compassion. I need that for my salvation right
but along the way I found out he is
he is the one who has all our
separate means he has made easier
when other has a name it doesn't mean he has something he has all of it
so total that he cannot have the opposite of it. is the law of high
What does that mean?
This oh hi.
Now I'm gonna show you some watch this pay attention
somebody comes up to you
so you believe in God?
Yeah. What do you call God anyway? Oh, you believe in Allah. Okay. Dan came your God can you're all up? Can he do anything?
I must be really effective. If you guys are afraid to move. Don't move.
Don't say yes. Don't say?
Don't say yes.
Don't be surprised with the answer to this.
your dog good. anything. Anything is anything God can do? Absolutely not if he can do it. Can he die?
Not shake it do anything.
Because when you ask a Christian he'll go. Oh, yeah, he's sure he's on the cross. He
what happened. Oh, hi.
Sick guy can do anything?
Can you take the form of a human being and walk on the earth? or jump up right away?
But watch what happens if you follow this thought what will happen?
So God can do anything? Anything? nothing he can do he? Can he make a rock show big? Nothing to lift it? You don't
even he can't lift it.
Nobody's gonna do
wait. Big Rock out here. And now we can't vote because even God can't go anywhere. You got a rock in it.
messed up, man.
No, he can move it.
He can move it. This means he can make a rock so they they can't move it.
The reason you got stuck is because you said a lot. I can do anything. And that's not the teaching of slack. It says a lot of other coalition gear.
And then they translate it a lot can do anything.
But that's not the Arabic is
a law is capable, has the power to do whatever he wills to do.
But he would never will to not be alive anymore. Therefore he never wills to be dead. But he's alive. He never wills to be oppressive because you cannot love lie cheat Oh Brett's gosh not because that would be against his next idea which is to be totally Justin fair.
All right, he.
So we understand that a lot is perfect in all His attributes, but he doesn't have attributes of things that negate the other attributes.
He gives like, and he gets that, but he doesn't die. He creates but he's not created. And by the way, while we're on the subject of his means, is there such a thing as evolution? Yes or no?
Again, I got you so scared, don't.
Is there such a thing as evolution? evolution meaning to change from one thing to another? Is their evolution evolving in stages? From this to that? Is there such a thing?
We have any doctors here is any doctors here know about gynecology? They know about babies?
This embryology anything like that? Do babies change from stage to stage? Do they evolve? Yeah. So there's evolution?
Yes or no?
Can people come from monkeys?
Are you sure? My brother.
He's in another part of Texas. Don't worry.
If there's creation, who should create
say his name, the name of the wonders
if there's creation
and if there's evolution of bartering,
the shaper de volver?
We're the only religion that teaches both creation and evolution at the same time. If there's creation of folic if there's evolution, Omari Next question.
We're about that big rock we got out here in the parking lot. You don't move that for me. Oh, yeah. Let's go back to the big round.
It can God make a rock so big, that nothing can move? It answers. Absolutely. Yes, he can do that. Even he can't move. It doesn't do that. The law doesn't move stuff. It doesn't roll up the sleeves and water. Okay? Take deep breaths, get back straight knees.
When Allah wants anything done, he said in the Bible.
And we're on both the same words, exactly. Only ones in English, the other ones translated in English
by a coup de
that he wants it somewhere else. They're just going
to do what he says. Is that true? You put God into creation, you lost everything. Compared to the creations are white. And these born again, idiots will come and attack you on that point. And they're stupid to come and attack us. Because we're the ones who can help them prove the point they're trying to prove and they're cutting down their own belief
that you believe a believer will come to you and try to tell you there's no God because essentially, that's what you're trying to say.
And all they got left to say is after you go through it, see what you say.
After these questions, you can't answer them.
God is a mystery.
I'm wondering if he's from Egypt.
scholar who wrote that Riba interest usury is wrong. everybody already knows that. It's wrong. A lot of the colors are beyond a prize, be aware of heart war from a nominees messenger against you in New Zealand regal. So they brought a particular situations in the shape and he said, this is wrong. And he wrote like that, and gave it to them.
Well, then, some years later, they brought the almost the same words back to him again. And this time, he said hello, and gave it to them. And they went, Whoa, Jake. You said this was a drama. Now you said it's Hello. He said, Oh, but Reba is the mystery of mysteries, surrounded in a mystery.
And then a
I come back now to our second
when we talk about a law and the cutter
You don't have any will. So how is it it's fair for me to be punished. And it was written before I was even created.
Now, I don't mind the part where I get rewarded.
But I'm worried about this punishment stuff over here. And if you said, it's already written that I can't help you, I'm just a jerk, because that's what was written for me.
Because that's what's written for me.
And if you fall for that, you know who you just you just became partners with
Because he said, The reason I didn't make such them is because a lot.
He blames a lot.
Blaming a lot, why he didn't do what he was ordered to do. said, How can I get it? Right?
And by the way, he's absolutely right. It is not written for him. He can never do it.
They can't. But a lot they could. Because Jesus died.
Or could he breathes the devil could he make Toba? Could he repent? And if he did, would you forgive him? In a lawsuit? Yes, yes. Yes, he did. Yes.
He said, But I already know.
So it's written, but it's not.
The reason it's written is because this spin when it wrote it wrote, what's going to happen? Not based on the last thing, okay, this is just where it is tough love. Is because he gave us an amazing thing, not free, will you don't have free will? What you have, they have free choice.
There's a difference. Will means you can make it happen.
As long as will.
Can you make anything happen you want to happen?
Why don't you just order us all up a brand BMW or Mercedes with the keys and the motors learn and oh, and a huge tank full of gas at these prices.
Or let it run on butane or something, right? But for sure,
for sure, a law can cause whatever he wants to happen, without doubt, etc.
So okay, now we understand, all you have is choice, you're not going to be judged on what happened as much as the choice you made. So you could choose to do good and it might not happen, you still have the reward. Or you could choose to do something bad that it may not come about.
But you still wanted it to happen to you.
So a lot is only judging you on that. Although he already knows. So that makes him the perfect judge.
Who is the better judge than a lot?
can judge. But he's not being unfair. He gave you the choice. He knows what you don't
know what you're gonna do later. I don't make a choice. Make a choice right now.
Because you don't know if you go live till later.
This is why I always encourage people looking at this land. Don't drag your feet.
Don't hold up because you don't know if you're gonna live from now to just a little bit later.
happened in front of Muhammad peace be fine. It gives you 100 to a young boy, and the boy died within minutes.
A young boy, a teenage kid probably.
Who was Jewish process was visiting him was sick.
Joining me better say
the boy looked at his father. His father knock his head and said obey. That was the name of
He should have shared with us the love of ours.
And the promises
Why would it be so?
Does he said this is somebody saying safe salvation.
But it doesn't know who's going to make sure
that that's true. And he promised us mom could do it. You would have done it with his uncle.
Did you try to get in the door before you die? And this is somebody who likes Muslims. This is not like Mr. Bush.
The president. You
he's from Texas,
I was born in Texas. That's right.
Then another president from Texas, and Lyndon Baines Johnson.
And then another president.
Yep. We sent one by one white one. And we sent Mr. Bush and then we send us.
I remember when Clinton was in office, I used to work to make up the jokes that have been around Mr. Clinton. But
I just walked out on the stage and I go,
I don't get
We talk about
we talk about this clutter, because
we want to understand how does it work?
We want to understand how do I fit in this picture? And we're actually looking for a loophole to get out. So we don't have to pay for what we did.
And in some religions, they get out of it by praying to other things other than Allah and asking a frog to forgive them.
wouldn't do the kiss those frogs in India
girl kisses a frog, it turns into a prince over there, the crater rats, I wonder what happens with the kisser?
I saw it by the way, I'm not joking. I was in India. I was there just in time for L tsunami.
happened they did. Right where we were there was in Bangalore on the day again, the next day, I was in Chennai, which used to be my dress. And then we were right there when we saw the effects of unbelievable.
I want to mention that while we were there.
The Hindus did a lot of the work for our big exhibition, they have a huge they need a lot of people. So a lot of the people working laborers and everything. And drivers were Hindus. So they said a Hindu driver to pick me up at the hotel to take me to the invasion to the exhibition. And when I got in the car,
I slammed the door of the car when I got in you get in on the wrong side. You know that about me? the breadwinner all set her up.
This doesn't work. Again, I slammed the door and right over the driver's wheel. He's got a little thing on the dashboard about about six inches tall, a little fat finger and wiggle.
It's a like a little shrine. It's got something in it. I said What's that? He said it's my God.
God is that he says the God for me traveling when I travel this God right here. You know, this is the God of travel. Let's say he takes care of you.
So this guy is protecting you when you travel to sit? Yeah.
I swear to you what you do. You see how evil when I tell him to go leave a pushy thought.
was sitting in the backseat this morning.
Sitting in the backseat, and he was trying to keep from falling on the floor laughing because he knew exactly what I did.
But I kept a straight face. You know what I say? I'm serious about this. I'm really worried about your gut. I don't like to fall down on the floor and you're trying to drive in your foot stepping on it.
He reached over and grabbed his gun. He picked it up real hard. And I heard
he said no problem though. Velcro
for us is Muslim. It's like obvious Hello
on the floor.
Why don't you pray for me? Pray direct to the God be responsible for what you do. Don't lay your sins off on somebody else. That's what happened to the Christians. They needed somebody to lay everything off on to. I'm a sinner. I'm bad man, I can't live up to all the stuff I did. God's gonna play some men up when an incident person could go to the cross, right? And they can take all my sins you want me? Hey, where are you? Going, by the way is your best bet. You're going to cross Are you okay? take somebody sit here, take them all.
By now via email. I got an email
from Christie. We've been on our websites or websites is lengthen.com slash yesterday's. I'm always.com. See how sweet those commercials
sent me an email and said, I liked your website. I liked stuff. You said I love everything. Except one thing.
He said I would love to be a Muslim except for one thing. He said I cannot believe in a god.
I can't believe in a God that would be so horrible.
That he would do what I saw on the website. And what he had on the website is one theory, only a theory that some people have.
Because we know Jesus did not go into cross we know what it says it really didn't go. But but they did arguing about it ever since about what really happened. Now some people said that the meaning is that somebody else went to the cross, but doesn't say that. Doesn't say somebody else wants a grocery bag. Jesus
said they've been arguing about it. That's it.
But some have said maybe it was like Judas Thomas Iscariot, who was the one that sold Jesus out 30 pieces of silver. And maybe he went to the cross because he looked like him. His name being Thomas that was one of his major stones, Iscariot. And Thomas is wrong. The Arabic Aramaic word lm which means twin dead ringer look like Jesus went to the cross. And that would explain why he said Eli, Eli, lama, somebody said, My God, my God, why have you done this to me?
know prophet say that. With this. They know that.
A believer never ever curses.
Never, no matter what happens to them, they say I'm gonna love and they make silver. And they're basic, and it's good for them. But it's only in the case of a believer. Whoever died on that cross, and he lied about numbers of battery could not have been any profit, or any believer whatsoever. This is not the statement of a dying person.
He would have said,
a lot is for me. And if it was the true plan of salvation, somebody should have clued him in on it because he obviously didn't know about it.
So this guy's writing the letter. He didn't like the fact that somebody mentioned that it could have been somebody other than Jesus, and listen to his words, listen to his words. He said,
I don't want a God.
That would be so cruel as to put an innocent man in the place of somebody else.
And I wrote back to him and I said, welcome to the smile.
Because we're with you. 100%. It's not our religion that teaches it and
he wrote back again.
Last night, 100.
Gentlemen, that expected they were to sit the open house over an artisan
was very, very knowledgeable in the Bible. He knew a lot more about it.
Because he's ready in the Jewish and in Arabic, he studied so many manuscripts. And he was bringing arguments that only because under law Academy it
was it was very technical things that he was mentioned.
But it keeps coming back to this. We do have the original
outline mine. You don't have the original we do Wake up and smell the coffee. Guess what?
right after the salon, the man was reading in the salon, something that I have been talking about, about the condition of human being how long grateful we really are. And he was reading from the Brahman everybody started crying. You know what happens in Ramadan. Usually, he will start crying.
You know, really crying and there's a lot and then he read
Another short and
tell you there's a very powerful because Allah
says, Oh man,
how could you be so ungrateful?
in the form of shape?
How can you be something great? And a lot of saying this, and right then all the brothers in the front row which describe our savvy, a mom was choking up. And I'm just thinking, all of a sudden, I thought about this man. He's sitting there watching us. And he's probably wondering what it
And so when it was over, as soon as we finished the class,
I tried to look over to see where was he? And I couldn't see. I said, john got away. With just wondering one more shot at this guy was
so close. Well, then, of course, you know, people come around and everything. And I couldn't get back there. And I tried. It takes me after Juma, by the way it takes about one half hour to walk through the door. I can't.
So within about 15 minutes, so I heard the mom on the microphone somewhere outside, I heard, say shadows, I'm alone. I heard I heard somebody saying shadow night.
And they were saying Hello, Mr. Lowe, Mr. Singh, who
is sitting back returning
home to rely on
What does it take to be a Muslim?
Do you have to get registered in a mosque and
you do in the church? When I wanted to be confirmed in the church, I had to go to work. And my mother had to sign it. And then I had to do all this kind of stuff and say this and say that, and then they won't put you to work.
But what's cool is now on Sunday, when they fasted blackcurrant juice, you can drink it, because you can't do that.
But you want to be a Muslim.
As soon as somebody comes to you and says, you know, I'd like to do what I need to know what to do first, you know what the answer is? Guess what? Your, your,
your exam, because
a law, the one that you love, the one that you cherish the one that you're devoted to the one that you will sacrifice everything you have to deal with in the next life.
He really knows anything.
The only reason you're saying out loud is to join a community, except for along with us.
But you do need to say the Shahada is not that hard.
Now, anybody here doesn't know Arabic? Raise your hand?
No, no, no. But okay, let's put it this way. If you don't know how to say.
Okay, anybody can say that. Everybody can say that. Okay. If you're trying to grow, and they have somebody that can tell them it's like when a baby of newborn baby considers you 100
a newborn baby.
A newborn baby can't say Trinity by the way.
Watch, watch the baby lane. There is nothing there. Sometimes the sun's coming in on him you know and they're looking at the little things that are wrong with them.
Right or wrong?
Ladies, am I right? Baby? It doesn't matter you speak
And then sometimes they
Go to any art
to have children.
And you learn the word no immediately.
this word is the exception.
One, wah wah
Shadow, Shadow, Shadow
how many of you really paid attention? I tried my best to entertain you and keep you interested in keep this point up. But I talked to you about to salvation and it's the only salvation is mentioned in the Bible is mentioned New Testament is mentioned in the Quran. The same thing, one God worshipping without any Quakers, Thou shalt not have any other gods suddenly, if you believe that, and you mean it and you understand it, Muhammad is one of those messengers who brought that message, the last of the messengers, then you need to acknowledge that if you're really serious, otherwise, you're just taking up space.
Believe it now say, a shadow.
unlock a lava.
Want to share the
most love you'll ever have for Jesus is when you follow Him, because He told you real clear worship My God, and your God, my lord. And
he never said
understand that people manipulate religion, for political and financial reasons. And they use and they abuse people all the time. But don't abuse yourself. If you haven't accepted Islam, this is your chance. And then we have some visitors, maybe you feel under pressure, you don't want to do it. That's fine. It's up to you. But I'm gonna make it really easy for you because I'm asking Muslims if you have never made Shahada in public or you want to reconfirm your shoulder right now, and stand up with me right now.
you find yourself sitting down ask yourself what is it that I don't want to declare there's only one God? Why don't I want to confirm all the messengers who came before? Why when I got this chance, this is my best chance to declare my belief and this is your chance can make it easier for you than this
will start in English.
I bear witness.
Now if you really magic,
let's say it again only sweat
But we got that other way. Guess what, guys?
Everybody in this room really meant that right? Then I'm asked him about these a lot except the Shahada, every one of us, forgive us for whatever we did. But for up to this point, let us have a new release. Let's have another chance. Give me another chance to love the person. Really. I want to try again. No walk out that door is not the same person in
my life I want to go out.
And this is my last tip that
I want to close by just making a little prayer translate therapy.
Asking for the very best for you.
And then the very best for you in this whole community for the next five. And salvation from the punishment is far
We're lucky gentleman was for me
for letting me come home, be with all of you again after so many years.
Especially Thank you for letting me
see my wayward son again. And with all of you on this great occasion in this day,
a passage of the Bible By the way, this is the day that the Lord has made.
This is another chance for us.
Everybody wants to know,
oh, make it really easy for you.
you give me the answer to your question.
You know, Jeopardy how it works. Good.
What's the answer?
format, all the time on that song, by the way.
So there was a
reader of the song card. We come from Egypt, one year back when I was down San Antonio, and he couldn't speak English. So the translator, the first question that he says that ladies before so they brought the question not from the main section, and they translated to Arabic for him. He said a short statement and all the arcs broke out died laughing. It was really startling.
Finally, after Calm down, they translated the question and it said the quiet they said the question from the lady.
question from the lady is asking about the job for the women. The dress.
said in the shake said my answer is the same answer as the last shake.
I didn't quite get the full value of that
until I started traveling around and this question come up over and over and over. But it was he gave the answer that I laughed the hardest to sisters. My sisters encountered him when he got off the stage one time they said
they got away.
He said it caught him off guard so much. He went
a lot. They said no. He said he got a much bigger problem.
But anyway, when it comes to question answer thing, I decided at one point I think I'll just set through all of it for you see you writing it down sending it up and put your hand in the microphone. And
so the job
do women have to work a job? And the answer is
My wife she, she don't like me to have a beard. I have to shave it because my son likes to get a wonder by a woman likes her husband look like another woman.
Oh, my God for me. Oh, my God for me. I'll grow my beard.
No, I said make
A lot of grows your beard.
years ago, when I used to have a machine down Centennial, it was all foreign students coming over here to learn English defense languages.
nation. Being here brings all that back in my mind. And they're always talking about talking about Muslims. They're always talking about everything is from a law, the cutter of the law, how we think about the law. So it's always mentioning the law. He's one he's unique. He's the only one worse we just like daily conversation with it. We're consumed with it.
But this is funny because there's and I'm still pretty young Simon this brothers telling me about Islam.
Only worship Allah.
Allah. Only Bara worship is for Allah. You need anything? I've asked him only alone.
Nobody else motherhouse Okay, good. Okay. And he said, just
because you're so close, close all because you just accepted Islam. Please, please, please.
Pray to me.
In close, I want to, I want to say something. Where are you here? I think it's something important for you guys. So I think it's very important to teach your lesson lessons.
Because you're young, you don't know some of these things.
Okay. One thing is important is knowledge. Knowledge is very important. In fact, you can't get through life if you don't know anything, right? So you want to focus on the record the knowledge and the knowledge and knowing where the remote control is not what I'm talking
about some serious knowledge. And there are many ways to get to the machine. You sit with the mouse, you learn about and you talk to your parents and you listen to your parents. All of this is for gaining knowledge. But a lot of stuff you get into school is not knowledge. Okay? It's got by shape
Anyway, be sure you get the right kind of knowledge and along the way, always remember to eat a lot of
best kind of food eat
However, I will tell you that in fish's stomach and Arabic And I always like to have stomach for the stomach.
What do you think?
Knowledge absolutely perfectly right. Knowledge is the best brains work for you. But what about for your body? Can you food for the body that helps the brain Bill and I go to a lot of universities every week, and I see
to see that I have a job anyway. But I see a lot in universities. I see a lot of people studying late night for their exams for their tests to get their doctor's degree, their PhD, etc. And I noticed that all of them eat one kind of food and University is a universal food and university. When I was in Morocco, when they're studying, they pick up the phone and they call out for
so it must be brain food.
So when you go home today, you're telling your mom the shape of the machine he said we needed more knowledge to eat more food if you don't mind.
Oh by the way, last thing a little bit of Arabic lesson to help you with how would you like to learn Arabic word?
How would you like to learn how to say pizza in Arabic?
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If you do have a serious question about Islam, a lot of times I prefer for you to send it to us anyway. Because then I can write to you seriously. I'm not trying to entertain you but at that stage, and we have a special email for that [email protected] we picked a name should be easy to remember you're trying to ask about just what asked this [email protected]
best way to do it, it will take several weeks before I'm answering because I'm traveling all the time. And a lot of that mail backs up and closing the 1000s
on this weekend, I wasn't able to really get hooked up
this up don't get their laptops and things to get me going make go off for the brothers and sisters who have worked hard to put these programs together. It's not easy. It's really not nice and special.
And a lot protect you
and keep you strong The next time we can get together here and dislike
then we'll say
otherwise you can't do it but you're doing it for the ones you really love.
And it sincerely except if it's a joke you can be trouble.
I bear witness
there somebody to worship.
And I bear witness
that Muhammad is
that right. Okay, now we're going to do it.
I shed a
entering into the doors.
Congratulations, by the way.
And this is something very beautiful.
Now, what happens when you see somebody commit to Islam and all of a sudden they burst into tears of your wonderful
Because you guys can see this rotting in prison with some very big,
very mean that scars on their face tattoos all over them and everything. And then they're saying,
okay, and they come up to you, and they start to get Shahada, and break down, tears falling down from their face, and they're shaking.
And everybody started. And
what's happening. Because there's something that is really physically happening to a person, when they enter into a smile.
Anybody who did this knows exactly what I'm talking about. And it always gets me every time because I can go back and remember
how it felt
when I do it,
a person chooses to enter into submission of the law,
He bestows down upon them a mercy from himself, or Arabic.
And when this rathman descends down, it is so powerful,
so powerful, and this is talking about like when it
comes down, and they feel this thing you can, you can explain it.
But it takes away all of the sins that the person has committed from day one, up to that very minute. All is forgiven.
clean slate, but it's not left blank for long because of equal weight of good deeds is each on here to offset so that they have piles and piles of nothing but good deeds.
No bad deeds, mountains, a
virgin, like a new born, baby.
This is what was mentioned by john.
This is what was mentioned by the Prophet Jesus.
And that was mentioned by Muhammad is defined the same way says that when a person enters into a person comes into the fold of submission to
Israel on Earth,
then they're like they're fresh.
as a pretty amazing thing to come into the world. And so this is what happens is when you see even people suddenly
it's for me.
Some of you know the story and some of you don't. But it was right here. Again, Texas right close to here actually called middle of nowhere. So
I had to make a decision. Because when Knight Academy priest was leaving with us, had gone to the mosque right over here in Arlington on Center Street. He went in there with this
friend of mine.
And when he came back that night he was wearing that though.
Father, Peter Jacobs.
Did you become a monster?
I grabbed my camera, we said the TV show. So I grabbed my camera and set up the tripod and got the lights out microphone. When someone interviewing This is going to be an amazing thing for anybody. I remember I was
telling him, please give us some sense of the idea What is it like to be a Catholic priest and now you're allowed and he fell asleep?
but I couldn't get it out of my mind. And I went upstairs
to my father's house.
And I was upstairs.
I was telling my wife
when I had
to give up everything but as a Catholic priest, you know, Catholic priest doesn't have a weapon never come in the church and that's it.
And he gave up 14 years of being in Mexico, South America, Central America. As an evangelist, I prefer the one who is really working for the sake of
immediately the church
Communicate him you know that that's all communication with God reached out, according to them
I was telling my wife about and in the middle of me talking to her about this she said I want to divorce.
There's a chakra
and a half years invested misplaced intuitive gifts. And I've been through that divorcing before. And you don't want to know what that is
about all this talk about this man when we did cetera, et cetera, et cetera now, I can't be married to you anymore.
She said, You heard what he said a Muslim can't be married to a Christian.
Well, first of all, did I sound?
Okay, okay, be okay. Because I don't that's the farthest thing from being Muslim.
And then I mentioned to her and he didn't say, was very Christian. What he said was that a Muslim woman can't be married to a Christian man.
So she said, that's exactly what I'm doing.
it just hit me now. Like,
I was sitting on his bed. And I almost fell off because I realized, Oh, my God, how close I was to kill her anyway. So here's my chance. I said, Well, wait, there's good news.
I do want to be able
to, you know, work
Tell the truth. She said, You are a liar. Either way as a way mean? She said, either you're lying right now or you were lying five minutes ago when you said you didn't want to make up your mind
up and say another word, but she said
I'm halfway down the steps.
To the bottom part of my father says
it's my brother's house.
I went downstairs.
And I woke up Muhammad.
He told me later, by the way as a black belt karate, he told me later, he thought I wanted to find
we got that we started talking and I started trying to understand. I understand there's only one God, I don't understand. Why can't we just like, you know, isn't there some like way to compromise this thing? A little bit? Can we just like, okay, God is one and, and? And mom is probably but generally. I mean, you know, the church has.
I'm gonna get the business 38 years. What am I gonna do? Dennis Oregon's guitars?
One by one, one by one.
Do you believe
a second, then declared?
You said you believe moms is messenger. I said, I don't know that support. I don't get it. I don't know about Jesus.
Jesus taken another person would come after him, called the
saved me the spirit of truth.
Did he say he would make all things known
that he would bear witness to the testimony of Jesus? Yeah.
Muhammad fits every bit of that. Exactly. He did all of that. And he was even named,
which means the spirit of truth.
And you don't have to know personally, except the message.
The message is worship God and not anything else. It's not actually a worship.
It's not like the Trinity deal where you get to pick out which one of the three you want to work.
So we got until the son started. We started walking back.
And I knew he has to go pray and I decided you know, it's time for me.
Do something about what I'm putting
out behind my brother's house and I found a piece of plywood underneath the overhang.
And I tried to estimate me
this way when he prays, so let me do that. put my head down in that direction on that piece of plywood.
My head down on the ground, I said, I don't know what to do really.
Agenda, my mind.
And I said, oh god,
you're there. guide me.
We've been around long enough
saying something bigger and something to say. I couldn't think of anything else is those words.
I raised my head