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A very inspiring Talk.
Patient first before I get started, how many in here are Muslim? Raise your hands.
Okay means go the other way. Okay. Okay, how many in here are not Muslims?
Any non Muslim 12345 way you raise your hand twice?
Was that when you try and tell me?
Aren't you kind of afraid to sit with all these terrorists? I mean Muslims.
Actually, I'm just checking to see how loud you laugh I really need more boost on the microphone here for that part. Okay, here we go. Five, four. William, what's the topic? Okay, got it. Something about shape.
See, I'm on a diet, man. Oh, shaping the future. Yeah, we are.
Bismillah Al Hamdulillah. You're listening to Islam tomorrow. Broadcasting almost live all the way from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We're at the University here in Calgary, and we're having a pretty fair time of it. We're here with the Muslims and a few of our non Muslim guests are with us. So I'm going to begin with a great big welcome or a greeting that we use in Islam very common. Salam aleikum, wa rahmatullah.
When I get back, I'll just turn that up on the editor and see if I can get it up. Okay. I'm the law. We're Who did that? I like this a good laugh. Do that again.
I need that. Would you like to travel with us would pay your way everything just left like that? Alright, good. For rebroadcast of this and other exciting programs, you can visit us on the [email protected]. slammed ammara.com. That's is la MTOMO. Double r o w.com.
Double, double. But why don't we see w v1 looked at that thing. It's not to us. It's two V's we should say double v. And let's go from Pakistan double v.
Now they laugh.
So, and the shape of things to come? Or something like that. Let me look again.
Shape Up to speech here. It says Muslim youth shaping the future of
Muslims over Islam. I got it. Okay, shaping the future of Islam. Why is it not two lines?
Well, that's not fair. My son was covering up the topic. Okay. Must we any Muslim youth here? One, two.
Okay, let me explain to you. I'm 60 years old. So anybody under 50 is a youth? Do we have any youth here? Yeah. All right, everybody. I thought I thought all right. That's cooking, and Muslims. And we already did a take on that we found that there's a bunch of men here.
Sounds good shaping the future of Islam. Actually, the statement isn't correct. So I have to begin by correcting this because we can shape the future of the Muslims but you cannot change change or shape the future of Islam. Because that's already something known to Allah. And that is done deal. And it was perfected Islam was perfected 1400 years ago. And Allah says in the Quran, Allah yomo Admiralty, welcome, don't let them deal which means what?
There are lost panatela already perfected Islam.
14 years ago, it was the last Ayah revealed that the Quran according to some require this the last Ayah revealed. So there's nothing you can do to change Islam. In fact, if you change it, it's not Islam anymore. Therefore it becomes what did I so don't do that. But do shape your own future in the future. The Muslims in the world? Can we say that? Can we make the topic like that? I'm going to take a vote. Okay. All in favor of changing the topic to what I said Raise your hand. Okay. Those who want to argue the rest of the night, raise your hand. Okay, that's what I thought. Okay, the eyes have it, we'll move forward. So that's pretty much it. And while we're on the subject,
I want to ask you something. How many of you were actually raised here in Canada?
Almost everybody, or at least half right? How many were raised in some other country?
Now it's about 5050. Okay.
Oh, I forgot to take a roll call. How many of you are not here today?
One, I was always one. What's your name?
You from? Are you from mess
Are you from Egypt, Saudi or something?
Just trying to give you an excuse. That's all.
Have you ever said Your name's Joe? Ha, we want to give you the excuse, anyhow.
Oh, I'm sorry. We don't do the one about fun until 830 I'm sorry. Okay, no fun stop. What was that? We were shaping the future. The reason I'm trying to get an idea from you
of your background where you were raised because when to some of the problems that in discussing with the Muslim youth in other centers that I've visited, and I go all over the world, hundreds, but yet, it's different, but it's the same. It's different because the exterior is different.
The landscape is different. The scenery is different, the buildings are different.
But there's two things it's never different Muslims or Muslims or wherever you find them. And cups is cups in any language.
Okay, not too many from the Gulf. All right, we should have used
how many from Messer anybody here from Egypt? I could have said food and you would have been real happier.
Do we have anybody or do speakers here any or the speakers Mashallah, I'll take a stand say
may Texas stencil.
Anybody from Turkey? Turkish? Anybody? Nobody? Okay, I'll save that joke for tomorrow. Anyway.
Don't worry, the monologue is almost over. But go right into the main program.
This guy watches Jay Leno, I can tell
why I mentioned it is because if you grow up in an environment
that has like split personality to it, anybody know what I'm talking about? before I say anything else? An environment, which is like two personalities? I'm getting a few nods of the head. You know what I'm saying? How many of you know what I'm talking about? Because when you're at home, or at the masjid, there's this one kind of Hmm. But when you're at school, or if you're with the other people that live in that area, it's another you feel like two personalities now. Anybody know what I'm talking about? Yeah, you get the idea.
So it's like when you're at home, you have to speak broken English.
You have to say everything with the accident.
I will show you today I was telling the kids at the school about something about it's called brainfood.
Any of you there today when my son went to brainfood? Anybody? Okay, you know what I'm talking about? I asked them if you've been to university, or colleges like I go all the time, I found that when they're studying for these tests, exams, finals,
everybody was talking about
are you doing a paper or thesis for something? And it's always at the deadline at the last minute, you got to stay up and cram forward or study for it. You don't talk about he can't sleep you stay up all night. You need brain food your brains is going right. And I figured it but must be brain food. Because in every college and every university that I've ever been to on the earth,
they all do the same thing. They pick up the telephone and they order brain food. And they bring it out to them in a square box.
What am I talking about? Can you say that real loud for the folks at home?
You don't sound very enthused, because there's something wrong with the pizzas up here.
So I was telling the kids would you like me to translate that for you? So you can say it in Arabic? They said yeah, I said because I want you to go home and tell your folks that check said the day that you should eat more brainfood and brainfood is pizza so you can have pizza they said that's great. You know said you might teach you how to say it in Arabic. Yeah, pizza
because anybody knows Arabic knows there's no e therefore everybody that comes from you know from over India way they call them from Pakistan. So Alhamdulillah
By the way, the beads it goes real good with beep z.
And when a guy delivers it, he just barks the car by the curb and brings it right in.
So you get this idea that when whenever they say oh, we have a chef He's coming. Oh, okay. And he's gonna talk to you all about you know, you youth you have these problems you need to get your acting
And you want to you want to have your act work, and you want to understand what's Islam and how to put it to work in this in this society where we live, but then they bring him in, and oh, and it's gonna be in English.
And you're sitting there going,
and you need somebody to translate his English in the English has never happened to you
don't want to admit it.
He's red faced.
It's reflecting off the scarf. Right?
It's cool. Sorry.
But it's a problem because our youth, they, in the show a lot of respect, you know, you see him sitting there like this, trying the best trying to catch what's going on. But a lot of the words they're missing in if they understood what he said, they don't know the meaning of the word. Or if they bring an idiom or an example, especially from the culture, you miss it, because you're used to hearing something else. But then when you're with your friends here that are not Muslim, and you're trying to communicate with them, you got a new problem, because they're not getting what you're trying to say.
So it makes you live in a double world? How many of you know exactly understand what I'm talking about?
How many of you like to find the cure for it?
Well, guess what,
this is the point behind the message that the brothers were trying to bring to you, you are the cure for the problem.
You are the cure, because you live in two worlds.
And by the way, what you can do is learn how to communicate better with those, the ones who are coming from other countries to try to help by learning more what they're saying and understanding more what they have. And then the second thing is to learn more how to communicate this message to these people here so they can understand that makes sense. They've been with me? So you're the cure?
Because if you don't, then Where will your children be?
They will not be able to communicate with their grandparents at all. This is what happened in my country to my generations before me.
So the people totally lost their ethnicity,
which is no big deal. Really, I have I come from German, Irish, English, you know, a mixture. We lost all of that.
But the worst thing is to lose your identity in Islam.
And unfortunately, we lost our identity in Christianity. I'm old enough to tell you I know that what we do now in the United States is not what we used to do 100 years ago, not that I'm 100 years old.
But my grandparents,
my great uncles and aunts.
And the elders that I knew
were a whole lot different than the people today.
They were very fine people. They were good people. They were honest people. And they tried to live by their religion, and they went to church every Sunday, and they considered it something horrible to miss church.
There are still some good Christians like that today, but not very many.
And it used to be that Muslims were very, very concerned if anybody missed or even one Juma, you know that.
And today, it's like get all excited because somebody showed up for either
true or false.
Ask yourself only one question to prove what I said. When you went to the aid salon.
Did you see more people than you'd ever seen before at any machine?
Did you see people you didn't even know?
Did you see people you hadn't seen in a long time you thought they were either moved away or dead?
And they were at eight slot?
That proves exactly what I'm talking about? Where are they? Where are they denied? You've got room in here for probably what? 1000 people?
room for five 400 this will only hold 400
you weren't anticipating much were you?
I don't know if I'm insulted or not. You think about it.
You know what? I didn't have to come here to be insulted. I could go anywhere and get insulted. Oh, wait a minute, no change that. We raise that.
Anyhow, we're okay. What I'm saying is if you want to change if you want to shape if you want to do some of this future, you have stopped myself.
Because you can't expect the elders to be able to bring all of this down on a level that they don't even know exists. They can't. They don't know where you're coming from. Do you know that?
If you went to your parents and said you don't understand you don't
Know what I'm going through? Anybody had that feeling? I'm not you don't have to admit what you said your parents, okay? I'm just saying you've had that feeling. You don't know where I'm coming from?
Well, you're right. They don't and they never will. But it won't do you any good to say it, not to them.
In it's better if you take the time to listen to what they have to say.
And when they're through, then try to get a chance to tell them a little bit of how you're going through some things and see if they can try to help you with it. But don't be surprised if they give you a weird answer.
That doesn't apply whatsoever.
One of our teachers a great shake in Islam. His name is Dr. Jeffrey Shea, he Drees. One of the greatest we love him so much. I'm going to translate the Arabic things we love him too much.
How many of you know that's wrong? And to say that? Yeah, he was going to be on a television program years ago.
And when he was going to go on the program, the people hosting it were Muslims, but they were going to be broadcasting to a non Muslim audience. So they asked him, please don't wear this thing on your head. You know, he used to wear like a turban or a mama and his Muslim dress from Sudan. And so he said that he went to the Czech dishes from Saudi Arabia. I don't want to say who, but he went to him and he asked him, is it okay? If I don't wear this dress? When I go on the TV show?
The chef misunderstood.
He thought he was asking Can I go on the TV show?
Cuz he was gonna do that. That wasn't the probably this one though, is that the problem? If I take off this and put on regular clothes to do the TV, and the chef was telling giving him a federal, that it's okay to be on TV because he said, if it's going to help Islam, then you can go ahead and do it.
Do you understand? He got the wrong idea. He's answering a question. It wasn't even asked. We already assume that it's going to help you slam it's okay to be on the TV who needs electrical for this? But it's because the mentality, you have a person that's blind, he can't see. And he doesn't know what a DVD is. He heard about it. And he's talking about this. Okay, you can go beyond and if it'll help Islam, and he's gone. But I mean, that's okay. Forget it. He didn't never ask him. He let it ride. He said I'll take that to me. Yes, for the close thing too.
So you're gonna have to do the same thing. This is my point. You're gonna have to work with us on that. We're old.
I'm an American. that understands something about this two way thing. But not like you do you know much better than I do. And you realize that you have to be like one person when you're in home, but then you feel like you're another person when you're out with the people and the ones that have it the hardest are sitting right up over here. The reason is because it's very obvious when they go anywhere brother 100 lawyers from mess from Egypt. read the Quran for us tonight. You see him sitting here look very nice in his Muslim costume
that he wants to he can trade that out this quick and put on you know, sport coat tie the whole bit and walk out and go Hey, what's up maybe nobody will know.
Nobody will know he's a reciter of did he has Mashallah beautiful voice Mashallah memorize Quran Mashallah. Read and thoroughly?
that his thing is another Bebop guys.
And he can go right by anybody, no problem. What's she gonna do?
Cuz it won't matter what she says. The job is going to give it away immediately. So, for the benefit of those who don't understand why, that's why when she goes to the school, she takes it off.
it's not because she didn't love a lot doesn't mean she's not a good Muslim. It means how can I deal with this? I can't be two people
and have dishonor. But I can at least if I take it off, I can try to do the two people think otherwise, I'm going to become a basket case.
Because when you go to the school, they don't give you a hard time. When you go to work. They're going to give you a hard time, right.
So let's be fair, and let's don't start by picking and pointing over in this way. Can we do that?
Because if you want to attack the sisters on the situation of the job, I'm going to tell you let's talk about the left here.
Talk about the beard. How many of you like to talk on that subject? Anybody? Huh?
So how many sisters like for me
Talk about the left. Yep. Hmm. All of them. Okay, well.
One brother told me one time he said,
Could you pray for me? I said, I'll pray for you. I'm Mustafa. I'm a traveler. I'd like to pray for, you know, except from you and me and all. He said, No, particularly, I need for you to pray for me that I'll grow the beard.
I said, What do you say? He said, I want you to pray for me that I'll grow a beard. I said, I can't. He said, Why? I said that shirt.
What is shark shark is making a partner with the law. It breaks the first commandment in the Bible, and it breaks the first commandment in Islam, luxury law, there is no partner with the law. The law says,
more or less a translation. I'd never forgive somebody who makes shirt partnership with me and worship. But anything less than this, I can forgive it. Did you say that? Is that what he said? Yeah, pretty close.
And in the Bible, he said, Thou shalt not have any other gods besides me, meaning with me, there's no God with God. He's God. That's it.
And now we'll send that to him. I can't pray for you like that. That's making a partner with God. He said, What?
I'm asking you to pray that outgrow a beard.
I said no, not sure. partners with a law.
Because Allah is the one who grows your beard for you. But I'll make that real quick cutting it off.
Ooh, that hurt.
Another one he come to me said you know what? I'd like to grow it. But my wife, she doesn't like me to have a beard.
I said, you gotta wonder about a woman that wants her husband to look like another woman.
You know, they never invited me back to that town. Again, I don't know what happened.
Hey, what can I say?
Can't win them all. So when you think about it,
a lot of it. A lot of it's going to boil down to a communication problem. And the rest of the programs we're going to talk about tonight, we're gonna get into it a lot deeper. But that was the program to kick it off to get it started. So you understand that we're living in two worlds. And in order for us to shape up the future, we're going to have to have a better understanding, and then a way to apply it. And then when we come back, we're going to be talking about the responsibilities of our youth. Then another section about my favorite section, fun in Islam. Well, I don't know the break looks like it might have food that might be my favorite subject is the food. And then after
the fun. Then when I talk about gender interaction,
gender interaction, anybody got a clue what we're talking about here?
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. You're listening to his lamb tomorrow. And we're broadcasting almost live all the way from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We're at the university here. And we're having a pretty fair time of it. Our subject now, addressing the youth in dealing with some of the problems
in living in the world today in general, and especially in non Muslim countries and trying to be a Muslim. And the subject is responsibilities of the Muslim youth. And this is going to be by shake, said, Reggie, I want to tell you before I introduce him, that I've known him for years. I love him very, very much. He used to be the mom in Laurel, Maryland. Then he came back up to Canada for a while and then he was back down became a mom down there again. He used to work with us at the world assembly a Muslim youth. And he's just the super guy. And he acts like he's five years old.
Really? He does, but I'm much older. I like I'm seven. So that's well now the way you think where I work. I work for the world assembly of Muslim What? youth
sometimes non Muslim, I look at me and go Who are you kidding?
I tell him I'm the equivalent of the Muslim Santa Claus and they seem to like that. So
GFR known you're gonna laugh I use that in the last segment. Anyhow.
responsibilities, something important, right?
But exactly what are they and then how do we go about it?
We were speaking about rights in Islam. And I want to focus on that because Islam is all about rights. If you don't understand that you have missed the whole point of Islam.
And somebody asked the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, and he's talking about rights. Let me give it to you in Arabic, because some of the elders here are looking at me going, huh?
If I see an Arabic You can go Oh, yeah, I know that Ha,
the heart of Islam. Oh, when you say that the rights. They said, Who has the most rights on me?
And you know what the answer is a law because he has the right to be worshipped alone without any partners. And then the Prophet salallahu alaihe. Salam, why, because he's the one who brought the message, and he's the one you have to follow.
The Christians were ordered the same thing, you have to follow your prophet. And the Jews were ordered the same thing. You have to follow Abraham, and then Moses and then David. And then Solomon, all of the prophets came with the same message, don't worship something other than a law. And every time they did it, they got in trouble. Right? Wrong. And the same for the Muslims. You've been ordered the same thing. So when your prophet comes, and he tells you something, you have to obey Him, are you gonna get punished? Make sense? They're called commandments, not suggestions.
So one person he came to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam peace be upon him. And he said, after Alon is messenger, who has the most rights on me.
Mohammed Peace be planning said
your mother. He said and then your mother, and then your mother, and then your father? How many of you know this is true?
How many of you act like it?
It's easy for you? You must still living?
No, see, they can raise his hand. Nobody can get him.
That's really smart.
Is this your son with you?
Okay, let's go the other way. Are you giving him his rights? And he's sitting right there?
He says ask him.
So your parents have the most right is that true or false? The first human beings after the prophets, they have the most rights on your your parents True or false? Absolutely true.
This is very important to understand. It's in the Koran. It's in the Bible. It's in a dish in the same Mohammed sauce. So how could this be a confusing matter? Can it be confusing?
But what if my parents are Muslim? You hear people say that because when people come to Islam, and their parents are Muslim, go back and read it. Read it in the Bible, read it in the Quran. It doesn't make that a condition. They are your parents.
So answer the question. That's it. They're your parents. These are the ones God gave you. You give them their respect, and you obey them in every single thing. Except What if they try to make you worship of the novel?
If they tell you to go at midnight and mow the lawn when it's snowing, guess what? For an alarm, John's buddy, got you going in the snow.
You think it's a joke?
takala because if you don't make your parents happy with you, you've already made a lot of angry with you.
And that's an anger that none of us can handle.
All of you know what I just said, but I'll share with you something you probably don't know.
The Bible has two places where it mentioned something that they call the 10 commandments, although the Book of Leviticus has hundreds if not 1000s of commandments, so there's more than 10 but usually they like to you know, just go for the Kmart special and go for the 10 but don't laugh you're only working on one kilometer Sula, okay? You haven't trouble that. Don't make fun of them. Okay. So I want to go to
you know, that's right. Okay. But I want to go to the 10 commandments show you a little picture. I'm the Lord your God
that brought you out of the house of bondage and the land of Egypt. You know no other God beside me. And thou shalt not have any other gods beside me. first commandment, you get it?
It's about worshiping second commandment, and thou shalt not make unto me any graven image. statues, send them pictures. of anything that
swims beneath the earth walks upon the earth, or flies in the heaven above it.
So nothing walking on there not a man. certainly nothing swimming, not a fish,
not a bird. And I was sitting in a church, we're lucky one day and I looked up and there's a man on a cross. And they had the emblem of a fish. And they had a dove in the stained glass window. I said, Wow, you didn't miss anything.
I was still a Christian going, huh? How do we fall for that?
Third commandment says, Thou shalt not take the Lord that God's name in vain.
Don't say something about God, you don't have the authority to say and don't use his name and throw it around and have respect for his smile, which
is what attributes characteristics.
These are what we believe is Muslim yes or no.
And then the next one.
You may know what it is number four. Any Christians here with me? Or did they all run away?
still hear any question? No.
Not even one.
Okay, what's the fourth commandment?
Somebody repeatedly then a microphone. What do you say?
Well, we know what is on his mind. But that's not exactly number four.
Actually, there's a lot more things. These came in a very special order. By the way, it's not it's not a joke. They're in the same order in the Quran, by the way.
It says Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.
What is Sabbath mean? Anybody know?
The word Sabbath means exactly what?
It's Arabic, Aramaic. In Hebrew, it means what?
Seven? Does it mean seven or not? Subbu?
From Aramaic. They left it this way. How it was, I don't know. Could be Hebrew could be dismissed translation. But Subash means what? The seventh day of the week? Well, the first day that we called yamo. I had one and with name 234567 first day Sunday in it. And that first day Do you ever look on a calendar? First day is always what Sunday? The seventh day is
so that day,
but the Romans changed to Saturn day because they worship the sun or the Saturn God on Saturday in the sun god on Sunday.
How many of you know that and Christians all worshiped God? On the seventh day, as did the Jews before them until the year 325. When the Roman government took over Christianity, the Council of Nicea is when they endorsed the changing of the day from Saturday to Sunday, because they were Roman sun worshipers? How many of you know that?
Oh, then you're gonna have fun with the rest of the stuff.
Because they also introduce the worship of Ishtar,
the feast of Ishtar, the goddess of fertility, who along with her rabbits
and eggs, produce babies so that people can get pregnant they want to get babies. And so this is the time of the year to do that and give offerings and sacrifices to the goddess Ishtar. Oh, in English, Easter.
Eggs, rabbit has nothing to do with Christianity. until
until the Catholic Church took over. Catholic means universal. That was the name of the Church of Rome before it became Christian.
Ask any priest and they'll go Yeah, but that doesn't matter. You say it matters to me. I didn't know that's where Catholic came from. I thought that someone will go look in the Bible. How many pages Do you find it's a Catholic in there? Zero.
There's a joke about this. It's just I read it in the church. You know, the church bulletin that comes out every Sunday is in church. The child goes home to the mother from Sunday school.
Mama Mama, what's the matter?
The teacher in Sunday School said Jesus was a Jew.
She said, Don't worry about God's Episcopalian.
That's your job, not mine. I'm saying that didn't get it.
That's okay, but worth it. I'm saying that.
So you understand that religion has a way of getting lost in there when people don't take care of it.
And something that doesn't seem like a big deal. people lost their lives over it.
A lot of people lost their lives on that event and 325 when the Romans took over the religion of Christianity,
a lot of people did, scholars were fighting like crazy against some of the things that were going on. They had over 200 books that they showed up with it, that Council, and only 26 of them made it to their New Testament 27 sorry. Well, there's an argument because they put the Book of Revelations in and a few generations later, they took it out, and then they put it back and they took it out and they put it back and they took it out. How many of you know the Catholic Church has a Bible, called the rings do a Bible, that's Catholic Bible has 73 books.
But when the Protestants protesters, protesters broke off from the Catholic Church. Not only did they leave the church, but they left behind seven books, because they only have 66 books in their Bible.
How many versions of the Quran are there?
Nobody has extraversion. There's a big difference, according to some people anyway, between Shiite and Sunni, right. The difference is the two different groups are very old.
So they have two Shiites they have a book called on and the Sudanese have a book they call the Quran isn't the same book. Exact same book. There's no difference.
There's no difference. I saw both of them. There's some people that played with some things, but it's very obvious becomes very obvious, okay. And these are not mainstream people. These are just weirdos.
But I'm gonna ask you you guys been in Islam all your life? Most of you here? How many versions of Quran are there?
If anybody said there was another version, what would you call him?
weirdo or worse.
The Quran starts out with what what's the first thing it says very very first in the in the beginning of each and every single store in
this malarkey. Rockman or him except one surah.
adobo which doesn't start out with that.
But it has it somewhere else in the Quran.
Namo the end.
And it's talking about somebody writing a letter. I think Suleyman write the letter to Shiva. The case doclist. Yes, he began the letter with Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. So exactly 114 times because it's 114. sores in the Quran, you find Bismillahirrahmanirrahim In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful.
But what would you think if you found one that was even missing the bar in Bismillah?
You'd report it with something wrong with this. What if you found one and it had the shape of the bar but it didn't have the dot under the ball? You'd still say something wrong with that, wouldn't you?
Because I've seen it in some little pictures that they like to frame and put on the wall I had to Kersey verse 255 in the sort of Bukhara
somebody didn't put two dots under one of the eyes. They didn't put the two dots to make up.
And they had a whole box full of them. They were giving it Ramadan. And nobody wanted to take one sit and have the two dots said you can just like put them in. They just looked at me I was brand new Muslim by the way. I said oh, not so free. You just put the two dots it's not on.
Just want to touch a few people doing the you know some of the
more wise hulu's It's cool. It's no problem. That being said,
I don't know I don't know what else is wrong with it.
In the Bible in the New Testament,
in the book of Matthew, chapter five, verse 17. It has an amazing statement that if Jesus said it would you may have listened to what it says
But if he said it, he had me talking about the Quran. Listen,
thing not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets, I came not to destroy, but to fulfill. And not until all things are accomplished. So one dot
jaat, Iota Oda
in any wise be lessened. I give you three different translations I mean
and whosoever will break the lease commandment and teach this there'll be the least in the next life. And whosoever will do the commandments and teach this to be the highest next life, and unless your righteousness your taqwa exceeds that of the Pharisees, the leaders of the Jews at that time, you're not even going to go to Paradise.
Pretty good statement.
Guess what? Somebody did come along after Jesus and broke the commandments. How many did he break? Not 123 or four, every single commandment. And he taught us.
Many of you know that. He said,
because of the law, the commandments, i sin. If it were not for the law, I wouldn't sin anymore. Therefore I am dead to the law. And the law is dead to me.
Meaning what? I don't have anything to do. Don't sweat it.
And he was a faricy.
His name was Paul.
We're not here to do a debate. But if we were I could play both parts.
Well, I preach both religions, I'd be fair.
Next, we talk about rights and responsibilities after your parents who has the most rights responsibilities. Anybody know?
teachers are like that?
They do have big rights.
Actually, believe it or not, children have big rights and slam.
spouses, husbands and wives
have big rights in Islam.
But your brothers and sisters also have big rights.
But guess what, after your parents as a whole, it happens to be women.
In general, after the Mother, do you know that?
The order is in the Quran Surah An Nisa
it said, Men are the protectors and maintainers of women.
nowhere in the Quran does it say women have to be the protectors and the maintainers of the men. You know that? Of course it doesn't have to be a contradictory statement.
Now for the benefit of some of the people who tried to say that this means the men are over the women. Have you heard this? Some people say? grant said that the men are over the women and some of the people attacking Islam. Your book says that women are not as good as men. Have you heard that one?
Yeah, I've heard it a lot. They throw that to me all the time when they're trying to attack me on the subject of Islam. So you guys are macho image or chauvinistic. You put women down. Your book even says that the men are better than women. But I got news for you. It says men are older women. Yes. But in responsibility. responsibilities are subject responsibility, how? I just told you, protectors and maintainers Can you please define to me what a protector is? Is the protector a king with a crown? Or is the Protector summit? Where's the security guard outfit with a little badge over here? doesn't even get a gun?
is security guard man.
And to maintain what is the maintainer,
Is that the principal is the school or is that the custodian?
Is that the one making the rules? Or the one cleaning up the myth?
It doesn't sound to me like I'm over anybody in that kind of a job, does it?
Men have responsibilities over the women
because any money he makes, he has to use to support her feed her care for her ensure if she needed like life insurance or whatever they have that they require or driver's licenses she need to get he has to pay for that.
Think about this, the only reason you need a car is if she's going to work, right? She don't have to work.
Does a woman have to work in this lab? Absolutely not. It just got through saying that you're the one who have to take her, not her take care of you. So if she works and has a career, what she's allowed to do, what percentage does she have to pay from her money to support the house?
The wire or the women louder than the men on that one?
What was the answer?
They did it just as good the second time, didn't they?
I did that one time. I was down in Mississippi someplace a little musty down there. And you could the women were in another room. And you could hear him like they were in the room with you. Right. And the brothers are going
I really got into it. I was laying out all the women's rights, which is coming up in the Berber program tonight. It was funny, because I heard one time the other one. Did you invite this guy?
Incidentally, I they never invited me back again. I don't know what happened.
I think it's when I got to the part about jewelry.
And diamonds and things that you're supposed to buy them. I think that's pretty much finished me over now.
you are staying for that part, right ladies?
So responsibilities is a big responsibility to take care of the women because watch what happens.
A baby's born in Islam.
Immediately Islam has something to say about that baby girl, yes or no?
Absolutely. In the Quran, it talks about this baby girl, that you mustn't kill her.
Because people do that to the babies.
Abortion is not a new deal, by the way.
And emphasize killing infants is not a new deal.
The Arabs were doing that when Islam came and corrected them. How many of you know that?
Yes, they couldn't do that anymore. They were forbidden to kill these little girls.
In fact, there was many good things said about the girls in the benefits and the rewards that come to the one who raises these girls up.
But the most important thing is that the Father is absolutely responsible for that girl until she's married, even if she lives to be 100.
Ooh, there's no such thing as 18 maybe you're on your own.
In fact, about that age 18 to 20 the father's going through it. You know, by the way, 50% of your dean is getting married, right?
You understand what saying?
Suppose the father dies? Who takes care of that girl?
This explains why the inheritance when the inheritance comes when a parent dies, the boy gets more than the girl. Absolutely, that's true. But he has to spend it on her and her mother and any of the women in the family that need help.
And guess what?
What if her brother dies?
What if she doesn't get married? Then the community
if she does get married, her husband has a responsibility. And if he dies, then her son has a responsibility.
And if they're all dead, then the community has a responsibility. A woman never ever, ever has to go out and take the job and the responsibility of a man and you know why? Because the job and the responsibility of a woman is hard.
It requires a tremendous ability. capability patience.
My right or wrong ladies?
Anybody say I'm wrong from the lady side. Know, if she does, she's in trouble all the rest of them.
There's a point here,
just having a baby. Because one person he said to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. I carried my mother on my back and I walked all the way around the Kaaba, which is that square box there in the Mecca in the
seven times with his mother on the back,
trying to carry her
have I fulfilled my rights. My mother
Has on me. I mean that's pretty hard. The permit cellulite epsilon piece we put him he said, not even for one pain, the G add in giving birth to you.
I asked my wife she was having baby. And I was there in the room and she grabbed my hand and she was having that pain. You know that comes anybody know what it's a birth pain? anybody anybody know what a birth pain is? The ladies had a baby. And I'm talking about, she grabbed my hand.
And I thought a truck drove over it.
Breathe, breathe, do something until she got through the pain that she let go, oh,
man stepped back.
When they give some distance here
was that. That's horrible pain to put in my hand.
She looked up at me and she said you just don't know the pain. What it is that you have when you have a baby. I said, Wow. I asked her about it later. I kind of got away on that one. But later Later, you know, we're sitting back Sunday, I said, oh, by the way, we were talking about birth pains. You remember that? Yeah. said can you give me some idea? What is that? Like? What kind of pain is it makes you do like that? She said, a woman cannot tell a man what kind of pain that is.
But if you want to get an idea, grab your bottom lip.
Brothers Hello, wake up.
Take your bottom lip. And you want me to come over there and get you check your bottom lip.
Now pull it up over your head.
And that won't even get you started.
And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said not even for one birth pain.
Because your mother has so much rights on you. She carried you in her stomach. She delivered you she cared for you when nobody would have cared for you trust me.
I heard one woman say that if a man If man gave first birth, the first birth that was ever coming came from men.
There's never been a second one.
And you think about it. How many of you brothers here right now with me tonight? How many of you ever had to take care of a little baby for one day an afternoon or sometimes you had a little baby some baby you were trying to take care of Have you you know change the diaper, put the bottle in the mouth all that kind of thing? How many of you would put that as number one thing to volunteer for?
maybe a number 3d thing. But you know like you have a choice here of video games pizza parlor. You know, where are you going to put take over and babysit a kid for all day?
On a list of one to 10 things Number 11 right.
Am I right sisters?
Cuz they're cute. googoo Gaga? Oh, they're funny. little fingers until about 10 minutes later you go. What's that smell?
Honey, honey, baby regio.
Yes or no?
Yeah, come on. I think you need a boom, boom.
So the responsibility is to women. big responsibility to the women.
And by the way, you're not getting your rights, ladies.
But it's your own fall. need to spend more time studying Islam less time watching the TV, figure out what your rights are. And you know, you can control these guys. They're easy.
Hey, you know what?
You didn't know. You didn't know how easy you were? Oh, you do? Okay, you do.
So, what's the next responsibility after that?
neighbors come up.
But actually, it's your children next.
Your children have big rights on you. We mentioned the girls and you saw their rights right away. But the boys also have some rights.
They do have rights.
And you your spouse's, your wives, your husband's they have rights. They have big rights.
The rights of a husband and his wife is that she will guard his property when he's away. That she won't associated with people that he doesn't want
Being around this place.
That is right.
And that she will never discuss any his business private or otherwise, with people that he doesn't want discussed.
She will never ever gossip behind his back ever, or even allow people to make fun of her husband. That's his right.
But she has rights to.
Obviously he can't do any of those things either.
Plus he has to do the mo anyway. Take care of the financial responsibility. Yeah, let's go to the neighbors. Islam is teaching us about the rights of the neighbors to the extent that it was so amazing. I couldn't believe it. When I heard about it. I said, Are you sure this is real? And the days when I was first in Islam, we moved to a trailer park. And trailer park has a lot of neighbors, right. And they were telling me how many 40 neighbors this way and that way, and I'm going, that's everybody in this park. They said actually, you're responsible for all your neighbors. I'm thinking, Oh my gosh, I have to go around and see if everybody got to eat today.
Believe it or not, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was concerned about his neighbors, even if they were his enemies. Is that true or false? We say it we hear the Hadees. But we didn't think about it, how it really applies. Let's look at one. There was one neighbor was very hateful, very hateful. I used to put garbage on his doorstep. And every morning when he would open the door, there's garbage, yes or no.
And he had to clean it up.
That way, he didn't call his wife over to do it for a meter. He actually did it. He would clean it up himself.
One day, the garbage wasn't there. anybody in this room tell the truth. If you didn't see the garbage, you'd say I'm the last
100 I don't have to worry about that today and walk on about your business. But a person who cares about his neighbor would say, why isn't the garbage is there?
And that's exactly what he did.
He said, why isn't the garbage there? Where's my neighbor? What happened to him? He went to his house. He knocked in took permission from him. And he said, maybe you're sick. He said, Yes, I'm sick. But how come you're coming to visit me?
Because Muslims, we have to go visit the sick, you know, especially our neighbors. He said, but I'm the one who's been putting the trash on your doorstep. He said, I know that. That's how I know you were saying,
Oh, my God,
do you have any idea of the reality of the responsibility in Islam,
when your enemies have rights, to the extent that if you capture an enemy, you have to feed them, clothe them, provide for them to be clean, you know, to worship, you have to provide for their medical needs. And if they die, or if you kill them in, in battle, by the way, you cannot torture an enemy. torturing is not permissible in Islam.
Try you can go heat up a hot iron and come over and stick it on the guy's feet and torturing.
That's only in rare rare cases where somebody is very evil, and the punishment is something equal to what they did. But as far as just being an enemy, and you captured him, you can't, you know, pluck out his eyes and things like that. You can't do stuff like that.
This is 1400 years before the Geneva Convention. And the Geneva Convention is where they come up with the rules for having wars. So it'd be real civilized where we slaughter each other.
But Islam forbids that. Even when your enemy dies, you can't spit on them. You can't say curses against them. In fact, you have to dig a hole and bury them with dignity.
That's a rule in Islam. I didn't make it up. In fact, I couldn't believe it when I read it.
Because it's a law who creates all life.
And it's a law who commands what's right and what's wrong. And you give the respect and the dignity and honor even when they don't give it to you. And that's a clear message to all of us today because we are being treated very badly and a lot of places and I know that I've been there and I have seen it, but the answer is still the same. And Allah said in a llama submarine. Allah will be British only if we're patient, but we must be patient. Hello