Channel: Yusuf Estes
A very good thought provoking talk.
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And I thank Allah subhanaw taala for giving me such beautiful brothers and sisters in Islam, and for our guests as well, to be here with us. Before I go any further, what I'd like to do is a little inventory check to find out how many Muslims do we have with us tonight? If you raise your hand, I'd like to see how many Muslims are here. Whoa.
Well, let's go the other way, then. How many non Muslims do we have with us any non Muslims here tonight?
One is when we see one word.
We do have one right?
I wonder how it feels to be surrounded by holy stares. Anyway,
On the letter of the law, I mean,
the subject tonight, and we're gonna kind of jump right at it
is one that
I really feel strong about
is being able to communicate
what's beyond the differences.
And the first thing to do is to talk a little bit about what is Islam, then how it is different from other things. And then what's beyond that.
First and foremost, I always like to do what's called etymology. And that's where you take the words down to the core or to the root, to understand what they mean, where they come from. And then it makes it easier for people to understand what you're saying.
If you work in the medical profession, there are certain words that you understand and you understand them in a way that maybe a layman wouldn't understand it that way. If you work as a mechanic in a shop, and you're talking about certain things about an automobile,
then again, someone not familiar with the trade would be confused and maybe get the wrong idea.
And so it's the same when we begin to talk about Islam. And the reason for that is because Islam is in Arabic language, not just the Quran, but everything related to it, the word itself Islam, it's not an English word.
It stayed in Arabic, nobody translates it.
So let's do that. Let's begin with that. What is Islam? And a lot of times,
those who maybe they mean well, but not really skilled in translating or given an idea to the folks who say, what is Islam they say is peace. flame is peace.
won't argue that there's peace with Islam. nor would we argue that the word peace is actually in the word Islam. But Islam itself doesn't mean peace. Otherwise, when I agree with you, I would have said, Islam Aleykum.
Of course, wouldn't do that.
what is Islam, so let's take the word the root is seen. I mean, those are the three letters for the root. And so if you want to try to pronounce the root, nobody does that. Aslam does mean Islam, and Salaam, etc. All of these are coming from this. Now if you don't know Arabic, you're going, what's he talking about?
In English, it might be better to translate the meaning as surrender, submission, obedience, sincerity, and peace.
These are verbs or actions.
religions, for the most part are named after a person, a place or a thing, their nouns. So those who are not acquainted with this will think that Islam is the same way it's a noun, whereas it's not actually it's a verb.
It demonstrates really,
what you're supposed to be doing, or are you supposed to be doing? And it implies that you're surrendering your freewill, your choices to the one who has the big will over everything, which would be God in the English language, dios in the Spanish language, or a lot in the Arabic language. Now, some people might say, Well, I don't believe that the word alone actually means God. And you know what I'm going to tell you right?
Because it means a lot more in the English language. They have a word for things that are worshipped. It's called Gods anything can be
worshipped. An object of worship could be a chair, a tree, a rock, a steak, a stone, a bone, a concept, a person. All of these things could be worshipped. They're called gods.
But is there a word in the English language to denote the one and only true God? And they say, of course there is. What's the word BOD?
Isn't it spelled the same way? Yeah, but it has a big G.
Well, I can't tell if you're talking to me, I guess you'd have to say, I'm talking about big God.
Because English actually is very deficient in many ways. When we begin to talk about belief, and especially in religion, however, Arabic is the opposite. It's very, very adapted to this subject of belief in religion.
I'd like to give you a little insight into that there is a word in Arabic that exactly describes the word God God.
It's called Isla,
de la isla. Isla, that means a god. It can be a God, or you can say the God, all ILA, that means the God.
Like that is the God that the man worships that tree over there.
It can be made plural.
Ali ha, that's the plural, more than one. In English, all you do is go after a word, and that's the plural.
cars, you just make the sound of a snake after something. And that means more than once. And Arabic. The word is built in a way that when you make it plural, there's no mistaking what you're saying.
So very clear, if you say book
in English, okay. But in Arabic, you say key tab, and put up could have is the plural of keytab. You're not going to make a mistake when you hear it. You know, he meant more than one book.
And if you said Masjid,
in English mosque.
But in Arabic masajid. Right.
in English? Yeah.
right, or is that too?
How many of you know?
What's the infinite number? And how to pronounce it? It's a trick question. It's the same word
stays the same. Anyhow, come back to our subject.
The word Allah comes from ILA. But when it reaches this perfected state, it cannot be made plural. The word of law can't be plural. It's always singular, it has no way to change it. Nor can you give it male or female gender.
It's without gender. Whereas God could also be goddesses.
always play with Cz. So never really denotes exactly what you're trying to say. But in Arabic, it exactly says the only one God, the only one worthy to be worshipped, because there's only one. And it can't be male or female, because what God is not like a human being. So this is a perfect word to use. And for the benefit of Christians, or Jews, who might like to establish a debate on the subject. I would call them to read their own book.
The Arabic Bible has been around for
several 1000 years, the Old Testament, couple 1000 years in the New Testament. Are there any Arab Christians? Of course, there are many Do they have a Bible?
So he is open into the Old Testament now that would be for the Jews when Old Testament Jews and Christians believe in open page one, the word of Allah
is 17 times on page one.
So therefore, it must be a pretty good word for them too. So that settles the argument. There's nothing else to talk about there. There's not a difference. This is the God of atom very clearly states.
In Genesis, that is Allah who created the heavens and the earth in six days. Only thing in the Bible it says that he rested. The God that we know about Islam doesn't rest
on water. Now he doesn't rest he doesn't sleep.
Because he's God.
It's kind of scary to think that God did go, let me take day off your
arrest man, you set the alarm clock wake me up, you know, I get it.
And I'm sure that whoever translated that
didn't mean it that way. Because we know from the Quran that it says that he's the one who love the Holocaust.
He's the one who created the heavens in the earth, and six periods of time from us double arch, which means and then he will.
And then he rose above his creation.
And over his throne, he went out away from the creation up over his throne in a way that suits His Majesty. And we don't try to define that. But probably in translation, they said, Well,
he rested on it, you know, without meaning to say it that way. The question? Anyhow,
we've now talked about two words, a law and Islam. Because we now know who is the law, we understand the verb it means that when a person wants to do Islam, what they're saying basically is, I'm going to give up
my lusts, my desires, my bad habits,
my bad ways, I'm going to give all that up
in favor of doing things the way that God wants me to do it.
That's what it means. And whoever does it in English again, back to good old English. When you have a verb and you want to show the one performing the verb, you add the suffix or after it, walk around, somebody who wants to walk around somebody who talks.
Think or somebody who thinks steak or something no one ever saw he got carried away anyhow.
So when someone is lambs,
in Arabic, you don't put her after it. Because Arabic uses the prefix mu before the verb. For instance, when you travel in Arabic, this is suffer. And the one who travels is a must suffer. And sometimes when I travel, I suffer but that's another story.
The one who speaks the column multicolumn the one who gives the other one is more than the one who makes the least Salah prayer is muscly.
Put mu in front of it.
He has a man he's a
very beautiful and
so in Arabic, it becomes real clear, whoever Islam is Omu Islam Muslim, Muslim, non Muslim,
And by the way, whenever you're telling somebody in English don't don't think that you translated Muslim to English by saying Muslim because it's too close to my room, and we don't have the money. Because that's
wrong doors, did it to ourselves, or oppressing ourselves or something like that. We don't be that way.
we got three words now, Islam, Allah and Muslim.
What are the differences?
Well, when somebody really understands it, a lot of times the Civil War never will. I don't see a big difference here.
Initially, at least not because
according to the Bible, somebody is a Jew. He knows that there's only one that you're supposed to worship. Very clearly stating, in the book of Exodus, chapter 20, the book of Deuteronomy, chapter five, make it real clear with what they call the 10 commandments.
I am the Lord your God that brought you out of the land of Egypt in the house of bondage, you know, no other God beside me. Thou shall not have any other gods beside me. And that's God talking.
will clear first commandment in both of those two books that I just mentioned.
There is also
in the New Testament a statement according
To what we have what survives the Bible, we don't have the original anymore, but we have some translations.
They ask Jesus and Jesus answers them. The question is, what is the great commandment? What's the greatest commandment?
He said to know, oh, Israel, the Lord your God is One Lord.
And you have to love Him with all your heart, and all your mind in all your strength.
Well, that's pretty clear in it.
That's not an argument is it sounds like the same thing we just heard from the Old Testament on it.
It's interesting, too, that he said, No, oh, Israel, because we also find in the New Testament, he said, I've only been sent to the lost sheep of the tribe of Israel.
When we look to the Koran we find, again, same thing, telling us that religion, or actually our way of life, I want to translate a word here, Dean, right from the beginning, to a better word. Now this needs retranslation. everything up to now I've just been
breaking down the words for you. But in this case, there's a word that's been translated for several 100 years to English as religion. And it doesn't really work, because it's not encompassing enough. And it wasn't until I made a comparison to some references in the New Testament in the old Aramaic language and translation cone, a Greek that I was able to come up with maybe a better word for us to use. The word Deen in Arabic
is more suitable, I believe to be called the way the way somebody does something. The reason I mentioned that is because if we look to the poor on we find that this word is used a lot, a lot. usually referring to the way of Islam, Islam and Deen Islam and Dini and Islam, Medina, and Islamic de these, depending on how it's used in the sentence, these references, you could usually say religion, except when you see, Sir, I'll cap the room. Because in Surah Al Catherine, the disbelievers the last statement here tells you what to say to somebody that when you give up on them, you know they want to worship some other thing or, in fact, they may be a total atheist, you
say lacuna. Dino Poom Walia. Dean can say this to an atheist who has no religion.
So how could you say to your religion if he's an atheist, but you could say to you your way of life, and to me my way of life, so it makes a better picture? I did talk to several of the scholars of the Arabic language and teachers that I know. And they said, That's excellent. Use that because it conveys a better picture of what we're trying to say. Especially because it doesn't time date something by saying this is only coming with Muhammad peace be upon him as a new religion, when in fact it didn't.
In fact, another reference to that word Deen is doubling up real quick when you hear in circle Bana chapter 98 of the Koran using numbers like I do. You see that a lot talks about the people before the Muslims, meaningful Christians and Jews. And he says, the blumenschein regime, while Ma Ma ro Ilya badulla, Hama resene Allahu Dena hoonah five while you can use a la musica was Erica Dino kaoma Hollywood in in there go real slow, more or less than meaning. And they mean in those people before. We're not ordered anything more
than to worship a law alone without any partners.
Keep the way pure for him.
established the worship center.
Pay the charity to the poor xikar
and this is the way meaning ordained by God. Most clear. Makes sense.
Now what's beautiful about this is when you present it this way, you can't really get a decent argument
Going with the folks who preach Christianity or Judaism, because in fact, that's what the book says. Same thing.
So this actually eliminates a difference, because one of the complaints that we hear very often is, well, your religion came after other religions and it's made up. In fact, Muhammad peace be upon him never claimed to made up a new religion. He never said done, nor did any of his followers. They all claimed to be following the same way of monetarism, who Nevada, as was followed by Moses, and Noah, and Abraham, and even Adam, following what the way.
Real quick references in chapter 24, chapter seven and chapter
In the Bible,
of the book of the Acts of the Apostles, the word way is used
to represent the people following Jesus, they were never called Christians, they were called people the way and they capitalized it with a big W.
So that you would know that was the name of what they did. That was the proper noun. In Arabic, and Hebrew and Aramaic, the Semitic languages, there are no capital letters.
You have to know
a proper noun, by its meaning, and also the word our l in front of it.
So when I saw this big W, there, and it's still in translation, we find the day in every hotel and motel. When you go in and pull a door open by the bed, you find the Bible in their place by the Gideons, just look in there, and you'll see it has that big w in it. So
they will call people to the way by Paul and he was the one who persecuted him.
He said he was the one who persecuted them even unto death.
And he called them the people of the way three times. And they capitalize the W. In fact, it's Paul who tells us in the Bible, they were never called Christians until after any art when he carried the message to any art. And that was long after the disciples were
persecuted and gone except for a few. So they were originally called people the way that the way of what the way of Jesus what way was the way of Jesus when we need to look at that, let's be fair about this, according to the Bible, and we're gonna talk about Christianity, I'm sure they wouldn't like me referring to something other than their book, at least start with
clearly states in the Bible, that Jesus admitted his will to the will of God. Not only did he demonstrated, it, talked about him doing it and then he ordered his companions to do the same.
And his most trying situation
which was right before the big event, he prayed all night long
in the garden of gift 70
with a strange prayer in which he kept saying over and over, let this cup pass from me now those who explained the Bible say this means he there's an event coming up that he doesn't want to participate in. Because that's what it means that used to pass a cup or glass or something to people and each one take a drink. And he said, I want to take a drink on that because I don't want to be there. I don't want to be part of that. let this cup pass from me. Even still, though your will be done. Whose will not talking to himself?
Who is he praying to? He's praying to big G. Little od, okay, God, Allah. And he's asking, let this cup pass from me. But even though your will be done, I'll accept it. Well, this is what I want
is what Muslims pray all the time. We say, Well, this is what I want, but I'll accept the color of the law. Same thing.
Now, when he tells his companions to pray, Matthew chapter six, he says, pray thus.
Our father now Muslims will have a difference on that. Here's the difference. We're not gonna say our father. Why?
A father is a great thing. No doubt about every one of us has a father will our dads. We even just had Father's Day.
Good. For a Muslim every day is Father's Day though. And every day is Mother's Day.
We love our parents very much
But we don't compare them to God or God to them.
We don't consider ourselves God's children.
Because that puts God on a really low level.
We're creation of God.
And we don't inherit God or the other way around.
He's God. He's the one who created everything. He's the one in charge of everything.
Whatever he says, happens. Kuhn, fire Kuhn, and Bible says the same thing B and it is, same thing.
So that's the only problem we're gonna have that the rest of it listen to it.
which art in heaven. Yeah, we believe that he's not here on Earth. Hallowed be thy name. We'll say Hallowed be Thy names. Sacred Hallo mean sacred, like Halloween means sacred Eve, hallowed Eve. That's what it was the night before All Saints Day on November 1.
Do you know that?
How did I named I Kingdom Come God's Kingdom Come on Earth, as it is in heaven.
God's will be done on earth as it isn't.
swear he says.
That's exactly the word is lamb in it. God's will not my will. I'm willing to have his will be done. There it is, again.
Give us this day, our daily bread. Muslims asked for the rose every day.
Lead us not into temptation, we always say,
delivers from evil,
say eligible administrators in delivers from the evil one. The shutdown,
forgive us our trespasses, our evil deeds.
as we forgive those that do evil deeds to us, and again, Muslims are instructed to do that. You have to ask a lot of forgive you make kalba. And you have to forgive people.
Muslims are the most forgiving more people on earth. If you don't believe it looked at what people have been doing to us, even in the last 10 years Muslim still forgiving.
For vine, meaning his Gods for years is the kingdom and the glory and the power forever and ever amin and we say law Allah Wa,
in Libya. So here we have just compared the most important prayer that Jesus ordered to his companions in to the different gospels, compared it to what Muslims say and believe and do every single day.
up to this minute. Anybody tuning in and listening to me on television or radio would say, well, this guy's trying to say that Christianity and Islam are the same thing.
No, we're gonna find the difference.
Islam describes exactly what you're supposed to be doing in your way. Islam Medina, do what God wants you to do submit to Him do His will follow the commandments, so many other verses in the New Testament of Jesus.
And even Paul, I said that because he has a little different slant on the way it presents things.
order us to follow the commandments
have to follow the commandments of the Old Testament.
commandments, circumcision, don't eat pork.
Get married, don't have relationship outside of marriage. All of this is commandments. nosiness the commandment, no line. It's a commandment.
Don't deceive people.
Don't cheat. Is your commandments.
don't envy? What is envy? hassad this is everything I just told you is in the Quran.
everything I just said is in Quran the same thing. Honor your parents.
That's like the most important commandment after worshiping God alone.
Did you know that look, first commandment,
which I already told you that shall have no other gods beside God. Second Commandment, don't make any images, send them statues.
objects of worship pictures. Don't do that.
Third, don't take God's name in vain.
Fourth, remember the holy day
keep it holy actually says the seventh day and keep it holy so that
then it says, honor your parents right after that.
Then it says don't kill anybody. So power is important in the Bible. So important is the treatment of parents. It's even before not killing anybody.
By the way, it says the same thing in the same way. Parents are forced, so important.
She didn't show us any difference yet.
what I found in the Bible, and what I found in the Quran really don't argue with each other very much. Not really. Where I found the arguments in the people. Oh,
there are a lot of people who say I do is fine. Am I mm mu Islam?
But they really don't do it.
And there are a lot of people who claim to represent Christianity, but what they teach isn't what's in the book.
This might help us to understand today what the real problem is. Is there anything really wrong with the religion of Abraham? I don't think so. Anything wrong with the religion of Moses? Nope.
Anything wrong with the religion of David Suleyman or Jesus? No. No, anything wrong with a way of Mohammed? Of course not.
So how come we're having so much problem and difficulty with the people?
How about this for an idea? Just think about it for a minute.
Maybe none of us are really following our book.
Maybe we're just following our knifes maybe we're just following our egos. Maybe we're just following a bunch of people with big mouth who have hidden agendas and some of them are very hidden or they
that could be the problem. Some people want oil.
Some people want gold. Some people want drugs.
Some people just want to control other people.
But none of those things are being
properly representative of the Bible or the Quran.
The Bible teaches to give up this life if you want the next life. Quran teaches the same thing.
But we nominingue include me We're all humans
come along and we want this life.
Big houses, fancy cars,
nice clothes, money in the bank.
Even so much so that will give up
a lot. sacrifice our families even which is wrong.
We'll never home or gone all the time when we come home and we're so tired that daddy Can you know don't bother me right now. Well, honey, could you just now Don't talk to me right now. My mind is No. Leave me alone.
any of us ever run into them?
Go watch television. Get off my case.
Give me the best man. Give you guys cable TV. You got the big TV screen. You got the computer. We got that new. You know
all that stuff. We call Gameboy and
I hope it's not x rated box No.
Good all these little toys to play with you know.
And payments. Oh the payments, the payments on the house the payments on the car, the payments on the insurance on the house and the payments on the insurance on the car
with interest river
shake we got a federal for
you don't have to sell me. Just remember what you're going to be doing under judgment.
When I have my own problems on that day.
The Bible orders clearly do not deal in Riba.
The Bible said that.
And then to be sure it said neither a mentor nor a borrower B.
And then it tells him don't deal in usury, doubling and tripling what
Do you think the Quran says same thing? Only more because it said the one who does it is like one who's possessed by a devil. And he uses the word in Arabic mess, meaning to be touched or possessed by a shadow.
And you can't talk to a person once they've dealt and Riba because their brain is half dead, and the other half misguided.
Allah said that not me.
And if you're arguing with me in your mind right now, then just ask yourself, why am I doing that?
Some of the things
I'm picking on Muslims right now, but I'll pick on the Christians. That's fair, right? To keep it even here. They're doing the same thing. Maybe even worse.
One of the things that we all know God is one word, we had to hear that somewhere. Yet, in Christianity Today, there are various sects of Christianity that claim that God is one but three at the same time.
There's something called the Trinity. Is anybody here that has not heard about the Trinity?
everybody heard about it?
Can someone explain that Trinity? Then I've heard so many preached, preachers, priests, bishops,
try to come up with the answer how one in three can be the same thing.
I personally used to try to explain, we gave many examples, how one could be three.
But check this out before you waste too much of your time trying to go through these mental gymnastics.
There is no word Trinity in the Bible.
Now 1200 plus pages,
there is a concordance called Strong's Concordance in in low through an alphabetical order and look it up for yourself.
There is no word Trinity there
doesn't exist. no reference to it. There is no word Trinity. And there's no phrasing God's three doesn't happen.
It's not there.
There's a fabricated verse.
Now this is not for me, Christian scholar, FF Bruce, one of the top in his field, very much a Christian. By the way, he didn't like Islam, but that's okay. He said, The verse in the Epistle of john it's not john the gospel john the epistle, which means a letter written to somebody named john or written by somebody named john, they're not sure. But the point is chapter five, verse seven, is a fabricated verse. There are three that bear witness in heaven.
The Father, the Son, and the Spirit, and these three are one that was fabricated about seven or 800 years ago. Prior to that, the verse actually was the verse before it. There are three that bear witness,
the Father, the blood in the spirit, and these three agree. He didn't say they're one. He didn't say they're all in heaven, etc, etc, but doesn't matter. He said that.
There's no Trinity.
Not in the Bible.
In everything in the Bible, keep saying you have to say 111.
By the way, the word Bible is not in the Bible.
Let's jump up to the Quran. Now, Quran. Quran does not mean Bible Bible, by the way is from the word Dibley owes its corrupted word. biblio says the actual word Kony Greek. What does it mean? You know, book, that's all this means book. Christ is also a corrupted word. It was Christos
means what? Messiah
from the word mess, meaning to touch, select, anoint or appoint Messiah mercy.
That's the word Christ means the Messiah. The one that Jews are looking for the one referred to in the Quran. Now let's go to the Quran.
Look in there for a minute.
See what we got. The word Koran means that is being recited.
Quran does not mean
gruhn is recitation. The word ikura does not mean read. It means recite,
because Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him did not read
stupid thing to say wouldn't it?
Why would he be ordered to do something he can't do?
What he could recite anybody can recite. He did respond by saying I'm not a reciter I don't do that. But he was ordered to recite by the angel ikura dismiss Arabic Allah, Allah, Allah Collins enemy and a lot a girl well, robocall opera.
These are the first words that come from the angel Gabriel Gabriel.
to Muhammad 14 years ago, Quran the Quran is in the Quran, yes or no? Many times.
Hey, here's some good news for Christians. The word Bible is in the Quran.
It's their keytab the people of the Bible are who keytab.
And it says that their Bible actually came from God originally good news. But it also says they corrupted it. Oh, well, their own scholars said that too.
And guess what else? Trinity?
It's in the grand too.
So for those who want to know about Trinity, go read the Quran. Right there it says about the Trinity, the last tell the Christians not to say that that's wrong.
So that you are saying God revealed all of these revelations.
always agree. There are no differences, except where the people come in. That's where we find the differences.
I took the last 14 years of my life
and try it as much as I could, within reason to spend that time learning exactly what it is God wants me to do. I
felt very compelled to continue reading
the different translations of the Bible for several years after I came into Islam, to learn Arabic,
study the Arabic and then learn from the scholars.
The meaning and study the Hadith, the sayings and teachings of Muhammad, what he said it means.
I finally came to the conclusion that the Bible in the Quran
don't have any argument between them, except where the Bible argues with itself. Other than that, that the same message
when the Bible says something like Son of God, but then it turns around and says, That's impossible.
The Bible says, there's only one Son of God, the only begotten Son, but then it turns around and uses the plural son, with this after it throughout starting in Genesis,
job sounds. In Psalms it even says the begotten son. And by the way, that's David, he calls himself the begotten son.
And then in the New Testament, it doesn't say Jesus is the Son of God. It said, Adam is the Son of God.
And when you get all done reading all these different sons of God,
you go back to the Old Testament, you see real clear what we know from the Koran.
This view and write it down, is in the book called Numbers, chapter 23, verse 19, God is not a man,
that he should sin, and God is not the Son of man that he should repent. And by the way, Jesus continually called himself the Son of Man.
When I started to question some of the other church leaders that I know preachers, teachers of Christianity,
guys, how come we didn't never notice this before? It doesn't say Son of God, it says, Son of Man, they said, but it means Son of God. I said, Why? They said as a big s.
But there is no capital letters in Aramaic language with Jesus spoke. They said we have to read it under inspiration. Get read it in the spirit. world. I don't know what kind of spiritual got around here, but I'm not drinking that stuff.
Because I see clearly it says Solomon here. The book of Ezekiel uses that term to describe the prophet Ezekiel many times starting every chapter, say, oh, son of man, go.
Yeah, Adam. This would be the Arabic version of the Bible. say, oh, son of Adam or son of man. That's a term used for home. The profit is equal.
There's no real differences between the Koran and the Bible.
Except when the Bible argues with its own logic,
and then we'll have to say, Well, you know, you go off and solve your problems and come back when you're done. But the Quran doesn't argue with itself. There is no afterlife. In the Quran. There is no argument within the Quran there are new confrontations in the Quran are differences. And Allah even uses that as one of the proofs. When he tells you if this were from other than Allah, you would find within many contradictions and you'll find
and if you're in doubt about it, Allah says bring a book like 1400 years and nobody did that. Even offers the Kmart special
bring 10 chapters like nobody did that.
And then can you believe it? Bring just one like the smallest surah chapter of the Quran says, will you be diamond shaytani r rajim Bismillah iraq men are in in our technical counterpart solidly, Rebecca one are in the Shani alchohol. avatar.
In no way has been able to bring something like that.
Not in meaning, not in structure, not in sound, not in the ability be able to be memorized so easily by so many people, not Arab, over 85% of all Muslims today are not Arabs. Yet every single Muslim on the earth has memorized at least a portion of the Quran in Arabic language, there is no Muslim alive walking and talking who doesn't know how to say Bismillah R Rahman memory
yet I would be willing to go almost to the extreme the other way and say there is no Christian alive that could tell you what the real Bible said in even one verse.
The majority of Muslims on the earth today and when I say majority, I'm gonna say in the high 90s 90% or better had memorized chapters of the Quran, or Fatiha, a class allowed to be removed follow up
Venus, in identical Kaldor, Wallace,
many chapters that room
how many in here memorized at least some of the ones that I just mentioned, raise your hands right now. Look around the room and realize even the children are raising their hands. In Arabic language, memorize these and this is the same
that I've found in every country I've visited.
Christians have divided into many groups, Jews have divided into many groups by the way, Muslims also divided up into groups. I'm not going to pick on the Jews and Christians on this subject, they can do that to themselves. But we have something called Sunni Muslims. Some called Shiite Muslims, we have some people call themselves Sufi Muslims. People call themselves so and so and so and they really will divide up some of them get really
upset about their particular group. Is that true? They do. But not one of them has a different Quran. All of them reciting out of the same exact Koran from memory. And guess what?
over 9 million human beings today, walking on the earth have memorized the entire Quran. Villa water here in the Arabic language.
And the majority of them are not Arabs.
There is no other book on earth like that.
Think about that.
So there's some differences.
The original Bible in the original language doesn't exist.
The Quran does.
But the nice thing about the Quran, it resolves the issues that the remnant of the Bible present helps solve the problems for those who can't quite figure it out. If you're a Christian, the best thing you can do to understand your Bible is pick up the Quran and reading I highly recommend that I don't want you to convert Nope, nope, nope, you can't anyway, it's up to a law if he wants you to be a Muslim or not. If he wants you to do what's Islam to make you a Islam that's between you and him, not me. It's not my job. I'm just delivering a message messages. There's god he's one. If you don't worship Him, you made a big trouble
We'll get you Bible. Take a copy of the Quran and sit there and compare, look for yourself.
Tell me what you think.
Just keep in mind what you're reading is not the original in the Bible. But what's in the Quran never changed in 1400 years.
differences. I think I laid it out pretty clear similarities, I think you can see that too.
And they were ordered nothing more than to worship god alone.
Without any partners, keeping religion pure for him, establish Salah, pay the Zika.
Dino Kima. And this is the way the way that God wants you to be in submission to him. So when he says in the deen en de Lisle Islam, it means what?
The only religion God's gonna accept as Islam. That's not fair. You miss translated one word and didn't translate the other.
The only way God is going to accept from you is if you will submit to what he has ordained to be your religion, your way?
Why would he accept for you to go make up a religion everybody says they don't want a man made religion, right? You want to make up something or you want what God wants.
And he says, while mommy or daddy viral is limb Edina for La, la minha
wahoo Villa clarity mental clustering, hope I didn't miss quota.
This is enshrouding Ron verse 85. that whoever seeks a way of life other than what God has ordained for them, he's never going to accept it from them. And in the Hereafter, there'll be losers. Oh yamo ECMO to lakum Dean Kuhn hear the word Dean again.
And I said, on this day have I perfected your way of life for you and have conferred my biggest Namah favor on you and chosen for you to submit to me in a less
This is the way to solve the problem. The Muslims, you're the biggest
group out there hanging on to this message. But at the same time, you're the most guilty because you know the truth.
And it's your obligation to live it
and teach it by example, by example, so that other people can see what's Islam.
They have no other way to fund it. Do you think that anybody is going to make a television show and syndicated and put it on satellite and cable
to teach him this?
Please wake up and smell of God was
never gonna happen that way. It never did happen that way. It always came one by one. The human being setting the example. And calling the people to the truth. That's
dropping your children off in Muslim school on a weekend
isn't how it's going to happen.
Even if you put them in Muslim school every day, but you don't live it at home. You're teaching them how to be hypocrites.
Is that what you want?
Want your children be hypocrites? want them to leave Islam. You want your grandchildren to stand in your face and speak to you in harsh terms, call you names and leave you out on the street. Because guess what? I've watched that in my country. That's what's happened over there.
And I don't think you want that over here.
In stand up like real men in front of your Lord and do what he's ordered his way.
And then you solve the problem of the differences.
You'll be able to show people what's realistic.
And if you said it's not easy to do that. You're right. Islam is very easy to understand. But Nobody said it was easy to do it. Gender is great, isn't it?
Paradise is fabulous. was not free. doesn't come without a price does it?
If you'll allow me to close now I'd like to just reference a deed that I use a lot.
lot in my profession are good when I was still working
as a chaplain in the prisons, color Rasulullah he saw a lion it was solemn. I didn't do any usage, no movement
or agenda to get
our Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. He told us
that this material existence that we live in this dunya
is a prison to a true believer.
But it's the only paradise the disbelievers that we're going to get.
If you're trying to build your paradise here, what are you saying?
If you're living for this world, what are you telling me? What are you telling your Lord? You don't want to be with him?
This is what you mean.
As far as what some of the people allege against us, you know, when I know it's bogus, some of its if it wasn't for the ramification and went along with it. It would be hilarious. Some of the weird stuff they say, all these Muslim men want to blow themselves up so they can have 70 dancing girls in the paradise or something like that. What is
what is the real reason we strive and work as Muslims, so we'll be in paradise so we can see a law to be close to the one that we love, which is a law and His Messenger solo life. Is that true?
That's why I said don't count on these other people to promote our religion force. You have to live it show it. May Allah make us of those people
who understand this message me? May Allah Subhana Allah guide us to be the example for the other people on me. May Allah bless our families and unite us together as one family of Muslims for me, May Allah forgive us and guide us to do better and change your lives tonight.
And may Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive me for my poor way of delivering the message and guide me to do better next time on me. And may Allah Subhana Allah
forgive everything and give us this agenda for DOS Amin.
shared with a ilaha illa Allah
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
Here's a beautiful question. The first question of the night is, I don't know.
So almost like somebody put you up to this is a good question. How do you become a Muslim?
How do you become a Muslim? in the lecture? We were talking about the word Muslim, how does one become a Muslim? First is to recognize that really is God.
And he's one, there isn't anything else like him. He is not the creation is not in the creation. He doesn't exist everywhere. He is a part and separate from his creation, and he is the only one to turn to for your needs and be forgiven. Okay.
And then second,
is to do what he wants you to do. Follow his commandments. So if you're ready to say, there's only one God, I want to do what he wants me to do, and live up to that. Then all you got to do is just stand up say
somebody stood up. Are you serious? What's going on?
Somebody has given me a compliment. I don't deserve it. But thanks anyway.
Somebody is saying I'm afraid to tell the people at work. I'm a Muslim.
How come they don't know you're a Muslim?
How can you have a job and work somewhere and people don't know you're a Muslim? Ladies are wearing Hijab men have beards. I mean, they're bound to ask you unless you're shaving off your head job.
Oh, I get mixed up and I
I know I made somebody mad.
You're supposed to ask me.
I know the questions that Muslims are supposed to ask, you're supposed to ask me is Reba.
supposed to ask me if smoking is halau you're not asking me the right questions. Are you?
The ones that know the answers to you asking about other the other people coming into Islam? He said, am I able to influence any other Christian ministers or priests etc. actually allows one
It influences the people but I talked to a lot of them. I did see a priest from the Catholic Church. Then another priest A year later, come to Islam, a bishop known Archbishop from the Orthodox Church, the Russian Orthodox,
and Baptists, seven seminary student,
an altar boy from the Catholic Church, and a disciple from the Methodist Church, I think was Methodist. And
several nuns, I've met two nuns, who were formerly nuns in the Catholic Church became Muslims.
And a number of men and women who are out preaching the good word in Muslim countries trying to convert Muslims who became Muslims. What is it grand, say about women in employment?
Do they keep their wages? Or do the men take the wives wages to pay for the bills?
Why are Muslim men pressuring their women to work? You get three perfect questions.
The answer is insert on Nyssa
chapter four, verse 34.
The first word is regimen, which means men it says And Allah, I'm gonna try to give you the the meaning of the English, that Allah is telling us that the men are responsible for the job. For the maintenance, and protection of all women, all men are responsible for all women for maintenance and protection. This includes
and this is now we go to the Hadeeth because the Quran is making a general statement. But it includes but not limited to shelter, which means the house food and of course drink,
medical, clothing, and education
and total upkeep of all expenses of any children.
This job is to now on to jobs, maintenance and protection, he has to protect her. That means it's his job to explain to her the value of the job. So that went and provide her with nice looking clothes. Nice a job, you don't just throw an old black sheet out and tell me nice day.
And I said not limited to because although it's not mandatory, it's highly encouraged for him to buy gold, silver, diamonds, emeralds, bracelets, rings, necklaces, that are mentioned earrings. How am I doing ladies?
Anybody want to change this for what they call equal rights? I don't think so.
Okay, next do they keep any wages if a woman does work, in gainful employment, because women have a lot of work to do anyway. But if she has gainful employment, of any kind, or inheritance or any money given to her, all of it is hers.
She never has to pay a cent for anything, except when she wants to by herself. That is why in inheritance, women do not inherit as much as men, because the men have to use their inheritance to support all the women. A man is responsible for his mother, his sister, his wife, and his daughter,
and any other women who don't have anybody to take care of them, then it's a joint effort of all the men collectively to get money together to take care of those women who don't have provision. So it's not just your own family. You asked why are Muslim men pressuring their women to work?
To keep up the payments on that rebuild that they borrowed at the bank? What does the Quran say about men beating their women? It's in the same verse I just read to you. Same verse, chapter four, verse 34, and continues.
And it says, For this reason, the reason which I decided to you, it says For this reason, the women are devoutly obedient.
The meaning is to allow
and to their husbands. Always the law is first because you cannot obey the husband. If it's this obedience to a law.
Like virgin civil, I want you to drink alcohol. Well, you can't because that's against what a law order
And then it continues and it says, and if you fear
or if you know that they are committing lewd or lascivious acts, this means she's doing something really bad. It tells you how to deal with it. Because the Arabs used to do this, which was just beat their wives, anytime they didn't like anything and just beat her up. They had no rights. But here it tells you how to deal with problems, you cannot resort to that the first thing you start with his it says admonish them, you have to tell them what they're doing wrong, and you have to give them time to work it out. If they do not,
then you leave their badge and you don't share the bed with them.
This means of course, time, that's gonna take more time. If they still continue,
then then there's two ways to understand Dada one is beat them. And it says in the Tafseer, lightly based on a deeth, which said the prophets of Salaam miswak. himself, and he said it's like this.
However, the idea is not the Hague, but it is used by the scholars. The other way to understand Dada is meaning to return back to them to the bed to have intercourse, because this word is also used when it's talking about a camel mating with another camel. And that's correct in the flesh off of a lot of larvae.
And allow, I'm not telling you what I know, I don't know anything. I'm telling you what scholar said, What is the punishment for men in the afterlife
is the same as it is for women, it's called the hell.
You wanted equal rights.
By the way, ladies, there's no such thing in Islam is equal rights. Don't ever say that is not equal rights. There isn't equality in Islam, it's called equity. And equity is much better than equality. Because if it was equality, you ladies would have to do everything the men did. And they would have to do what you do, it would mean that you would pray every single day just like they do. no days off. And you know what I mean?
You would have to fast every single day, no matter how you didn't feel so good. And you don't want to do that. And when you're pregnant and carrying a baby, you wouldn't get any kind of concession at all. And you don't want that either. And you don't want to have to go out and support him. He's supposed to support you.
Don't let [???] on talk you into that nonsense, called women's rights, because the Lord gave you more, more than any woman could think up. Because what he's giving you not only will give you success here, but it will ensure that you get success in the afterlife. And trust me, you don't want to play with that. What Allah created, he knows better than us. And the way he tells us to deal with it is based on what he knows.
What's my view on this?
I'm glad I'm not a woman.
It's not easy to do. Regardless, regardless of how you look at it, who said you can do this or not do that or, you know, dress like this or don't dress like that or whatever. It's still hard. Being a girl is not easy. It never was and it before Islam out of Islam or whatever. It's always really hardship difficult. And the Arabs used to recognize that in a strange way, that if a girl was born to their family, they became what they call an Arabic yellow faced, they became very upset, very upset, and they would take her into the desert and kill her. They would bury her alive in the sand.
That's how much they didn't want a girl in the family because it was a disgrace. So
for sure, for sure. And a lot stopped all of that and gave the women their equity. Problem is a lot of the ladies don't know what the rights are in Islam.
And a lot of it also is that the men aren't given the ladies the rights. So this is Ibe on us, we need to do that.
It's really hard for me because I'm the one lecturing about it and then I go home and my wife says what you said this in your own lecture and
my daughters don't help you know, daddy.
Somebody is talking about getting married, talking about the subject of
a child. In a family, you know, it's a girl, she wants to marry a boy. They're both Muslims, but because of different nationality, the parents object
who has to say so in this matter in our religion, first of all, a law subpoena with the Allah made it clear in the Koran. There isn't. There isn't such a thing as as severe. It's not acceptable for us. We do not have this, we're Muslims. And that's it. If you don't want to be a Muslim anymore, then you start saying things like,
I'm Pakistani, I'm so and so because you don't you're going right out the door of Islam when you do that.
You're many Adam? Yes or no? Were there two atoms or one.
So regardless of where somebody is born, or what their face looks like, or their skin color is, they still came from the same source. If you don't want to take my word for it, go to circle hoodrat chapter 49. And a lot tells you that he created all of us from one.
and his wife Eve, and from these two, here came all these people, nations and tribes, and he made them different, so we can recognize each other. But he started out Sir aneesa was something very similar. But in this case, he didn't say, Yeah, you're the nominee. He said, Yeah, you are nice. Because everyone's talking about believers in Surah. Nisa, chapter four, he starts telling us, all human beings have tucked over your robe, your Lord,
who created man from a single human beings came from a single, and from this one is make and from these two, many
men and women.
This is not a joke, it's very
severe, that a person would look to another person and put them down because of where they're from, or what they look like. And that's in general, that's human beings. How about somebody that's been guided in Islam? How about somebody that's a Muslim, and knows that the only way your children are going to get the agenda is if they stay in Islam, and know that if you have a good Muslim daughter, and she gets married to a good Muslim boy, your grandchildren get to go to gender, and as a result, you do too?
Isn't that good enough?
Or if you've got some kind of quirky thing that your children will have to have blue eyes, or black hair, or what, what, and you still can't control that it might still come out looking different, right?
But it is correct for the parents.
It is correct for the parents to investigate the family. And if it's based on something they know about the family that's bad, not because they're from a particular Island or a continent, but there's something there, then they should warn their child about it. They don't think we should marry this person because of a real reason. That's right. But the ultimate, it's in chapter four, verse 19, of the Koran. And that's when you cannot force a woman to get married or not married to anybody, you cannot inherit them against their will. And it means that you cannot take a woman in America, you know, can you force her to get married to somebody else? Or nor can you tell her that
she has no choice in the matter? She should listen to her parents.
As long as they don't order to do something against Islam, that verses in chapter 31 circle, Look, man, when a man is telling his children the same thing.
I want our children to understand that your parents do have rights. regardless of your age, even if you're 50 years old, your parents still have rights. And when you marry a family, if you know your family doesn't like that family, you are causing a real division
in your own family.
Because whenever your children are born, well where they go,
who will they visit? These grandparents don't like those grandparents, so be careful of that. Do you think about that?
But then also try to pray and ask Allah to guide all of us that we don't have this because it's a very serious condition. When you have this as a BIA, this is the opposite of Islam.
As to be By the way, I need to translate that.
What would you say as to be his
prejudice? Like my group's better than your group? prejudice?
Many sisters is the next question.
Do not wear the job?
Can you speak about the importance of covering? Well, one time I just got a general question. It says, Do Muslim women have to wear a job? The answer is no. Just don't go outside.
Cuz she doesn't.
I want to give you an example about that. I want you to think about this.
There is something in Islam called outro. The outro is the forbidden area, which no one is allowed to see.
Not even your mom or your dad or your you know, your kids or anything, once you reach maturity, when you're little doesn't matter. But when you when you reach maturity, the area from the navel to the knee must be covered.
That's men and women.
So women, when she has a baby, she can expose herself on adoptive feet or baby and men that are her brother or her husband or father. They can see this and this is not against Islam.
That is not against Islam. Amen. I want to Okay, you might like, oh, wow, let me hear out here. But it isn't heroin.
But if a man is present, who is not of the immediate family, and those are referenced by analog listed the whole list, this is in chapter 24, or on nor verse 31, the whole list is right there. If he's not one of those, then she must draw the TMR over the Junior behavin. And that's the word in Arabic. And they wore FMR which was like this. And they used to work in the back. See if I can do that. It was the mom having been humbled, it actually did something like this, when he was trying to give the demonstration. They used to wear it something like this. And then they were ordered to draw it down over the front. So this is basically what happened. They pull it down over the front like
this, of course it was in two pieces. And then he did it so that he had didn't have glasses on, so that he had one eye showing like this. And it was showing them that this is the way and Allah knows best. The thing is,
a woman knows
from when she's really young,
she can attract men's attention, without lot of different things. One of them is the way she walks. So a lot talks about that. And
one of them is the way that she talks. That's also something Islam you have to be careful. Like when you answer the phone, you don't say hello.
Because your voice becomes a part of our
according to some of the
There's another verse in the Quran in surah, sub chapter 33 ayah number 59. And it tells you on Nabil, that means Oh, my prophet.
Tell your magical weapon, Nautica, which means your wives and your daughters and the believing women. So this is not like some brothers that Oh, that's only for the Prophet, his wives. No, you didn't want to read the rest of it. Tell them believing women do
that whenever they go out. This means when they go out away from the house area when they're really going to go out somewhere because when you work around the house, in the yard, maybe you're watching just things like that. You were a general heat job. I saw the best demonstration when I was in Upper Egypt. I saw it and the women around their house. They were wearing a hijab, but it was obvious you know that they were working, they would rub their sleeves all the way up to hear Washington doing things but whenever they were going to leave their house even to go down the road a bit.
They drew their Avaya around them and covered themselves up even more. And that demonstrates real clear what we read in
the Confederates or
as far as we're in the job.
Shed dawn will come to you and try to give you a million
In reasons not to do it,
he will trick you, he will tell you, oh, well, you're not supposed to be conspicuous. But if you're here, you'd be conspicuous. So don't wear
the trick with the wrong. This allows real clear and what he wants you to do.
If you're the only person on earth, when they hit job, do it for a law, but do it.
And brothers, that's where the protection comes in. If she's not going to where she can stay home,
but if she's going to go out,
it's your job to be sure she wears it.
There's a video that says, four will be punished
for a woman who doesn't wear her job.
Her father, her brother, her husband, and her son.
Do you want your man and your family punished?
Up to you.
If the man doesn't want you to wear
that's kind of like a woman who doesn't want her husband to grow the beard. She wants him to shave it off. So it looked like another woman.
It's kind of weird, is what I'm saying.
But Allah said in the Quran, you cannot obey anybody.
When it's against what a lot teaches.
By the way, if you want to get mad at me, it's okay. I don't care.
Because I'm only saying this for your benefit.
You my real brothers, my real sisters, I want to go to the gym, I really want to go. And I want all of us there. And we're not going to get there by prank and around and playing with this loan. It's not gonna happen. We're gonna suffer here, and then the next life and I don't want that. I don't want to spend one second now fire view.
And so far, the shortest duration that I heard about being in Hellfire there are a lot of Muslims are going to get out. That's good news. Bad news is the shortest duration I heard about so far is 400,000 years.
That's not acceptable.
You're asking if a woman has an adopted son, but she has daughters can their adopted brother see them without a job?
a book translated in English by one of the statements have been tamie I think it's similar came up but I'm not positive. It's called the Tafseer of circle hidrive.
Again, I'm not sure exactly what your the scholars wrote in Arabic, but the translation is by Dr. abou Amina Bilal Philips. In there he discusses in detail.
And it's translated by Dr. Philips that Muslims cannot adopt. We cannot adopt one you cannot change somebody's last name. You change their first name, if it means something bad, you know, in Islam, but the last name needs to be there. They need to know who they are because we don't want them to accidentally marry from somebody other to close them. And it could happen.
You can raise somebody from some Giza. But it was shown to us in the Quran, that this boy that he considered like an adopted son wasn't his son, and couldn't be considered that way because he was not allowed to see it.
It was not allowed to see any of the wives of the Prophet
because that wasn't your son.
And also, when a divorce they know the prophet SAW some married her because that was not his son, and you cannot marry. A man cannot marry a woman that's been married to his son. That's the best I remember on now one.
If a woman wants to divorce her husband, but he refuses, what are her rights? It's interesting. You know what a lot of people have this woman mixed up. They think that a man has all the control, you can just walk up to a woman guide abortion and abortion, or she'll
spit on her shoes and walk out the door. That's not how it works.
The man must go through three stages, three stages, and pronounce divorce on three separate occasions.
This is in a book on our Beluga, muram
and the subject of tala
and it's in the 100
Don't remember the number, but it's in the last part of the book, where it talks about this subject
that a man actually pronounced divorced three times in a row and his wife and went out the door and said, I'm sad, I'm finished with her. They came in ask is, is that a real divorce? Professor Sam said, they're divorced, but he is not from us.
Because this is wrong. This is not the way we do it. But because they want to divorce and that's the way he did it. But this is not the Islam way. So a man cannot do that not in still be a good Muslim. He has to go through the stages. And I'll refer back again, Dr. Jamal betawi refers to the verse that I read to you in chapter four, verse 34, when he says that
the stages when you warn the woman, admonish or leave the bed from her, and then finally either go back to her or labor permanently are the three stages of pronouncing divorce, but that's his opinion. He has some support for that a law model.
But the woman
and this is also mentioned in the same book.
If she really wants to be divorced, there's nothing you can do to keep her
proof. Now, is it in the book of Luca muram. It's in the Quran. Very clear in the Quran. And when it's talking in Surah. I said, I have a number. I think this is 39 or 40. I can't remember 39 or 41. It's not 40. Because 40 is one that says, Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he's the husband. But it's right in that area right around there. It says that the prophet SAW Salaam
once they you know, he wants to get married to Xena.
But if you read the depths here, you understand. she divorced her husband and she based it on what she can't stand to look at him. He turns her off. And that was it. She did not say it three times. She said it once. But she said it was sincerity. And that was it. They were divorced. What the woman should do. And a lot tells us in the Koran sisters, listen, when you have a dispute in your family. First thing you do, neither one of you jump out and start talking about divorce.
You bring members of your family members of the man's family and they sit together and try to resolve the issues and bring proof out of Quran and Sunnah Hadees, etc, to help you resolve the issues. If it's unresolvable.
Then she does have the right to divorce.
Who I think you call it an Arabic. And that's it.
They divorce change, she only has to make it clear once not three times.
But it's not as easy for the woman because she does have to go get
like the mom or somebody to
accept this and then they have to depend on what country you live under some legal paperwork has to be done.
It's not easy. I don't recommend to get married in a hurry and then wind up getting a divorce. But also sometimes there are things that are just you can can't work it out.
Pray real hard ask alone.
How does a woman deal with her husband? When he wants to marry a second wife? And how can she prevent it? Oh really?
Well, first of all, sister I don't know if you read this or not. Same book, Quran same chapter on Nisa, chapter four, verse three, I think it is it's talking initially, about how we deal with orphans, the team and their inheritance and it's telling us do not mix their inheritance with our money don't take their wealth, mixing it in with ours trying to improve our conditions pretending that we're benefiting them and don't marry these orphan girls trying to swallow up their wealth because that was a habit people used to have as you know, that's pretty cool deal. There's the orphan kid I'll say that's my wife and take all her stuff and whatever. But allow forbid that
because women have rights.
You cannot do that. You see what I want to get married and she's you know, an eligible girl. Well guess what? The law said No, don't do that. But rather marry women of your choice, believing women of your choice who and he says to
First number system
if you can treat them with equality. If you can, then you only allow to marry one.
My wife said
about marrying another woman,
that if I was going to treat her with a quality, it would be horrible. And I said, why she said, You shouldn't treat another woman as bad as you treat me.
Seriously, now, that's a joke. She actually told me early on if I wanted another wife that that was fine.
Because she said, I want to be a good Muslim, and I want to do it alone once.
I've always thought that that was like a psychological trick, you know? Like reverse psychology. Go ahead.
But it's kind of like, and then what are you gonna do? No, that's right. Go ahead.
can I do remember one time I was joking around with their kid and I said something I don't remember. And I remember her comment. You have to go to sleep sometime.
She has this huge 16 inch frying pan solid iron hanging on the wall. She's never cooked anything in it yet?
I don't know.
And besides, I can't even pay what I've got. How would I be able to afford another wife?
before anybody could even talk about it? He'd have he could not have any debt on a house? Because how could you go out and start another house with another debt, which is, I mean, we're talking big around there, you can do your first deed after everything cleared away without any Riba on it. And I'm not seeing anybody here would do that. But he'd have to have all that cleared, and then be able to duplicate he'd have to have an equal house and I'd be the same color or anything but something of equal value of a house for the other lady.
It's not worth.
But, sister to answer your question. It isn't your right to change Islam. Allah gave him that right?
There are some points about it. If the man
is not able to give the women the rights can't do it.
And in some countries, he can't.
Because if it's her right,
as an example, in marriage, to inherit, because he dies, she should be able to inherit, while the other lady cat in her because of the laws of that particular country, only favor one wife and they sit down and we don't recognize the girlfriend over here. Whoops. So that wouldn't be fair, nor would it be fair for her children. Because they don't really have a father according to the law of that particular country. So you have to understand that a lot of the things that you hear scholars talk about, they're talking about in the ideal Islamic State.
And I don't live in the ideal Islamic State.
In fact, I live in Washington, DC.
We want to go there.
And then also there's some stuff that I'm not going to go into simply because I know you're recording it. I don't want my wife to
I understand that this is something especially especially for men who want more children, they want to love children and men who
energetic. Let's use that word.
Do one thing, ladies, you know the psychology better than I do.
If you try to keep a guy from doing something, you just gonna force him into it. Just take it easy make God to a law, and if he does so, what
the prophet SAW Islam had many wives Yes or no?
Did he? Yes or no? Okay, get over it.
Here's a good one. I like this one. Why can't a man marry a non Muslim but a female can't
read the Quran real close next time in Arabic. And look what it says believers marry believers. That's what it says.
The Muslim man marries Muslim women.
can marry from the tub. You didn't mention it that way you made it sound like just non Muslim, a man, a Muslim cannot marry non Muslims, non believers. He can't marry a Hindu.
He can't marry a Buddhist or an atheist
or Republican, no skin.
Local joke, sorry.
But for sure, the Quran limits that. And it gives him that right? See men travel a lot. Okay. Men, Muslim men have always been traveling, going around the world and sharing the message of Islam. And how would it be if a man has been traveling for a year, and he's way out and China?
closest thing that he has is a Christian lady, let's say,
Okay. She's a believer who wants to get married? What's he going to do go all the way back to find a Muslim? Or can you marry this believing lady with the understanding that he's going to try to help her get closer to Islam, and men always have influence on their wives. They always do.
But if she stayed as a good Christian lady, she could still bring the children up, and him there, of course, helping them to stay in the right way. That's the idea.
the other condition, besides being a believer,
says real clear, she has to be a virgin.
So as far as that goes in the whole entire continent of Australia.
I heard about your beaches, guys.
Forget about it.
We read that part. She has to be a believer and a virgin. The only way is if she became a Muslim, then she becomes back to that state of virgin otherwise, forget about it guys. Never happened. You know?
You didn't ask about the four wives. You should ask that one. How come a man can have four wives? But a woman can only have one husband? Islam brings about what equity say it Islam gives me equity, not equality. Do you want equality Really?
stubborn thing? Because watch what happens in this one. This is one of the most amazing and non Muslim women. When they hear this one, they're shocked. Because I had one come to me one time and an older woman came to me. I want to know how come you moslem man? She's from the south like me. You Muslim man can have four wives. And a woman can only have one husband. Okay, ma'am, Are you married? Yeah.
Could you do some for me? Could you imagine just for a minute, close your eyes. Imagine your husband, your own husband. Think about it for a minute how he is you know, I just came home from work, you know, plopped down in front of the TV told you go get a beer, you know?
You know, I'm saying? Sure. Okay. Would you like to have another one? Just like she said, No. So then why would you want for it?
But I would like to answer your question.
First of all, it's done. Mohammed, sighs long. There were more women than men. A lot more women than men.
And today, according to
one statistic that heard on television,
there are more than 30 women for every man on earth.
More than 30 women for every man on earth
who will take care of these women. Because it says in the Quran, the men have to take care of the woman. And the Prophet says Salaam had the opportunity to take care of a woman. He wanted to help take care of her. She needed care. She needed somebody to love her to be kind to her to feed her to give her you know, but she didn't have any member of her family living.
So rather than go hang out at her house once in a while and drop stuff by a babe, what's up, he married her, although he never slept with him.
But he married her.
It was a legitimate relationship that they had, even though they didn't have any intimate relationship. He could still go and sit in the house and be in private, listen to her talk about her problems, etc, etc. And nobody could say anything because that's his wife.
The role in Islam isn't
like you think it's upside down, because when presented to you by non Muslims, let's listen again. A man cannot get married to a woman if she's already married. That's the rule. A man cannot get married to a woman that's already married, read the Quran. That's what it says he cannot marry a woman, it's already married.
But a woman can choose from any man in the community. As long as he doesn't have four wives.
You're the one who get the advantage because you can say okay, I see how jahad treats his wife.
He gives her this and this and this and this. He never beats her. In fact, she beats him sometimes.
That's a pretty cool, dude, I want that guy for me. And that's no problem. You got an expanded choice, the men got unlimited. Men can only choose from on married women, if there's only one, that's all he can choose from in.
But the women can choose from every single man in the community, except her own father, brother, son, etc, like that.
Or if he has four wives.
So let's put it in perspective and stop reading these garbage magazines and listening to the radio and TV.
Well, this is what the scanner I really didn't give you a good scholarly answer, because I'm supposed to give you the rest of the to one of the things scholars always mentioned all this didn't say it in the Quran. But they go into more detail. Because when she has a child, the child has rights in Islam,
to inheritance. How would you know who the father is? Today, they can do a DNA testing. In fact, if you ever heard Jerry Springer, that you'd like to do that all the time.
Of course, those people aren't married. So I don't know what the point is.
What do you do if you want to wear your job? And the husband said, no? Well, you'd have to stay home all the time.
And you can make his life miserable, you get to that. And he'll finally let you go.
Or you're just gonna have to put it on and go because you don't have a choice. You can't You can't break the rules of Islam, to please me or anybody else. This is Islam is not about you. And somebody, it's about you and a law. If you want to be in Islam as the move Islam, that is your only choice. You either do it or you don't. The rule is there.
But whatever you do, don't lie.
You would be better off. Listen to me. If a person for instance said Well, what about pork? What about eating pork? is pork something against Islam? And the answer is absolutely positively Yes. Many verses in the Quran said Haram. Haram, Haram. Hangzhou, no pork forbidden, right? So if a person ate board, they like bacon, for instance, they said that's chewy stuff. I like to eat that. That's haram and they can be punished. True.
But if they said it's not Haram in Islam, even if they never ate it by saying that
they went out of Islam.
They have left Islam because they know that's wrong, and they are going against what the Lord said reference for what I've just said. I'm not joking with you. Chapter nine of the Grand circle Toba verse 31 that the Christians and Jews took their priests and monks as partners with a law admin had them ready alone said they were so slim. No they don't do that. He said Yes they do. Do they accept Hillel and ROM from them? which allow made her ramen how the opposite way? They said, Well, yeah, he said in that way they were worshipping them. They were making partners with a law. So this is very wrong. If you know something. I heard too many people say oh, he jab is not really in the Quran.
That's a lie. You got two verses I've quoted to you over and over. There are many Hadees that go to Sahih Bukhari in the English translation of soluble karri volume six, Chapter 228 number 282. It says that I should already allow one who says that when the idea came in Surah unknown that the Mohajer in those who made a hedra to Medina, these were the mechanism
And then when the verse came, they toured the mortes, which is like a West cut or so part of a extra layer of a dress, tore it and wrapped it around their heads and faces. And she made up for them for that. And then to Heidi's later, it's very similar. It's just a different rewire. So it says more than one rewire, it's inside Bokhari. You can't argue with it. There are other these talking about the women cover themselves up like black grows, you couldn't see anything.
And if you said, Oh, you're being extreme, I'm telling you what it says. You ask me, I'm telling you what it says.
The one that's extreme is the one that goes well, you know, we live in modern times. And that was the Arab custom. And you know, really, Islam is in your heart, and your hijaab is in your heart. What will you tell me about some major surgery trying to get that out of there?
Don't play with Islam, like the people before you?
That's exactly what they did. Next question, what is music is in her arm?
And you said and what should we do to stop listening? The meaning would
you already know what's wrong?
The broth, okay.
But what I remember about this is insert to look man chapter 31 verse six, he uses the term here about people who take their religion.
And as I don't talk and amusement,
and above the law, Ebner bias, the top scholar of Islam from his generation, a companion in the process on he said, this is music, this is music. This is music and he meant musical instruments. He didn't mean he was talking about musical instruments and deed.
Between volume seven and the English translation had eaten number 494 B. And it said that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
said that from my followers, there will be some who will come and they will make legal, illegal sexual intercourse, wearing silk drinking alcohol and musical instruments.
We have a contemporary somebody today a scholar wrote a book on how our around. and in it he used the same idea that I just told you in the same I just told you in the same statement from the law, even the bus, but he still came out with the opposite meaning and he said, Well, I don't see words. Such his idea.
But for sure, having been 38 years in the music business personally, knowing other people like Yusuf Islam who also was in the music, and if you've heard it, Tupac, some of you kids heard about Tupac, the one that died. And all that garbage he's got still coming out. He made 200 of those programs, by the way before he died. That's where they're getting that now, before he was shot. That's where it came from you some of you don't know, one of his running buddies, his home boys, his name Napoleon, he made Shahada, and he's on the Quran and Sunnah. And we sat together two weeks ago in his house in California, and he clearly laid it out to me. This is what I already know about the music. And he
said that he hates it more than anything. And so I and I spent 38 years in that field. We had our own line of pianos called Esther Spears, and Esther's Oregon's and guitars, and instruments. And I know for a fact because we also developed television shows as music January. And in our programs, we use music because we know how to use it to trick people or get them to do what we want them to do. We use music in the malls to pull people into the stores to do different things because we know what it will do.
So if you doubt it, and here we've done it, we've treated it like a science. And we know what it does and we know how to use it in specially in church music to get people motivated to donate their money.
And there's a group in the United States right now, who said they just made this up. They're not scholars, but they said it's okay to use music and musical instruments if it gets the kids to come to our gatherings because that way they can learn about Islam, if that's true, and the prophets of Salaam said in need, that they would do this. Why not those other things he mentioned
Why don't you say it's okay to use alcohol if it will get them to Islam? or Why don't you say it's okay to use the illegal sex if it will get them to Islam?
So don't play with the religion. Some Muslims practice temporary marriage. What's the position with Simon this? It used to be practiced at the time and resources long. It's called soldier Buta. Mita means pleasure, marriage of pleasure. And what I remember about it is that it was something that they did he did not forbid it. The Shiites say that it was Omar than permitted so they don't listen to this however.
Shiites love army Raja luevano very much.
There is a high D in the summarized version, Bihari. I know the number is 1641. But I don't know what it is in the big ones because I didn't memorize it out there. But I can show it to you real easy. It's inside Buhari.
It's on the authority of Ali reveal on he said it the Battle of hyper
hyper that he said in Arabic. Yes. He said that the Prophet sallallaahu salam forbid two things.
was selja Mota. That's what it says Philip.
She won't argue with take that up with Avi.
By the way, lamb EMR means donkey meat. He forbade us to eat donkey meat, any domesticated animal who's working for you? You're not allowed to chop him up.
You know, like, you get tired of your horse. Your lunch? Me?
I don't know. But that's what it says. It has a nasty ring to it for me. Because when you said I want temporary marriage has to have still has to have the
man, the way you fall down. You still have to give it right. So and you're saying, Well, here's some money
to live with me. You know, for two weeks, two months, or even two hours. We have that in Las Vegas. it's legal. It's called prostitution.
The other point is for those who say it's okay. And I've tried this out on one brother who was saying it's no problem. We can do that. I said, Do you have a sister? He said Yeah. I said, Can we do that for your sister? He went crazy. Now I said why is it so okay for all these other sisters? You're not your sister. You said fine for them, but not for your sister. So what's that?
I want to get married? Not me. The question says, what should I look for in a wife. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us in a good head he quoted all the time as scholars
that there are these things to look for in a wife.
It could be that you choose her based on her appearance or looks, it could be that you would choose her based on her social status,
or her wealth.
Or it could be that you choose her based on her taqwa or her piety, closeness to Allah. And he said, choose them based on the last. So look to that first. Look for a girl who is really somebody who will help you get into paradise. If it turns out she's a rich babe on top of that, okay, but
the first and foremost always, for boys and girls look to the piety. And by the way, when you get married, a love can make your eyes see the beauty in the person, you will see the real beauty in that person, regardless of anybody else does or not. Because the beauty in there is going to be reflected by the heart. And know this, your wife in general will be so beautiful. She will be so beautiful that a man will think the first time he sees his wife in general, you'll think it's a lot because that's how beautiful show me this is corny one that I read in a book which some of the ladies won't also hated. I think it's okay. Sha la. La knows best mistakes. Tonight, we're all for
me. But if there was any good that was from a long as Lord forgive me, and I ask all of you to be patient with me when I'm still trying to learn about it this way, or Nene of Islam and enjoyed having the opportunity with all of you tonight, I hope inshallah we'll have a chance to be together again, and that you will make the art for us to continue this great work and for those brothers who are
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