Channel: Yusuf Estes
This Jumuah Khutbah was delivered at the Irving Islamic Center – Texas on March 25, 2016.
Lola who Attila Shrek Hello Sharon Mohammed bin Abdullah whoever so sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
Allah Allah Allah,
Allah de Misha tone regime.
Medina amanu de la Hakata. He will La Tomatina Illa want Muslim.
Why we have lillahi Jami
in a hamdulillah the praises to a law and we thank him.
We seek refuge in love from the evil of our sins and whoever guides nobody's gonna miss guide them. But whoever law doesn't guide, they will never find any kind of a guide.
And we think a lot because he's the only one that really makes us Muslim.
He tells us the believers in the Quran in surah Imran
all you who believe,
have Taqwa for Allah as it is his right that you have terrible for him.
And don't die, except
in the state of Allah Islam.
There are some words that are just left in the autopia and Arabic language, because they don't translate very rapidly or easily into English. Substitution is one of the biggest problems we suffer from today because too many people rely on translations. And they don't accept or they don't understand Arabic.
Give me some examples about that before I explained the idea that I just read to you. Somebody says and we'll start with the very beginning of Revelation, Echo. And what does the Quran mean? And they will tell you it means read. And after that they begin to give you this big theory that they have that that is the indication that Muslims need to go to college get PhDs, be educated, go around the world with their great knowledge in science, which is nothing wrong with that. But the word echo doesn't mean that
even some went to the extent of fabricating anything you go to China for knowledge fabricating or the from the time you from the words from the cradle to the grave, you're seeking knowledge fabricated It's not wrong to seek knowledge even to China and definitely from the time we're born to the time we die we should be doing it but don't say we're still say that civilized because you didn't say
there's another one that's like that when they tell you the greatest jihad is Johannes
prophecies or some didn't say it may be true maybe that may be my biggest striving and struggling is with my own personality my own knifes but we shouldn't say we're still settling I'm saying so he didn't say
because what he didn't say is lift the one who attempts to me something I didn't say reserve their seat in the Hellfire
that's for real.
You want to know what we have problems today?
Well, we don't really know what our religion is. We're relying on translations and other people's interpretations and how are we any different than from the people in the church who do the same thing?
Start with that word what is the Quran?
You may read rolling because if you say it like that you can see why Christians will immediately say we found mistakes now.
Yeah, because what the story you know no better.
is when resource has some is in a cave called hero
in the jungle newer the mountain of light right in Ramadan right. Under right everything nobody agree on this. The melodica Angel jabril salami comes down
to resource Aslam comes into the cave with him.
He hugs him.
Some people make it sound like he was admonishing him hurting him. You know, it wasn't he was hugging him out of love
and enthusiasm because he had heard about Rizal from previous prophets and knew that there was this one coming, who allow love and he wanted to just give him a hug.
Some translators interpreters made it sound like he was squeezing to death.
You heard that kind of stuff.
should read the real tests here. You'd be surprised. Isn't that what he
Ma? Cory, that's a responsive resource. That's ma Cory. You're the translator said I don't know how to read
If you know Arabic, you say hey, you know what, that's not a good translation.
That is not a good translation yet, you'll find almost every one of those who tried to explain in the front part of a translated Quran, he will tell you this little story. And it gets worse. One of them even said that he saw the angel in a dream, or some kind of a vision
Because that would mean then everything that we're doing is based on somebody's dreams.
Unfortunately, the translations, most of them are people that are not Arabs.
And in some cases, they're people who came to Islam. And in all good faith, they tried to do their best what they could, but it's 100 years ago or more, and then other translators just rely on that.
karate comes from the same root
as the word Quran.
When somebody is reciting Quran, we say he's a party, right? A curry. We didn't call him a reader, did we?
And we don't call the Quran a reading. We'll call it a recitation. One who recites is a reciter.
The Quran then is a recitation. So a Koran means what?
recite. That's what it meant. Now, listen to what Tom said,
I'm not a real fighter.
He didn't say I don't know how to recite, because the people that did tunnel suicide, they were reciters that was a famous thing at that time. Anybody even selling his wares on the street would make up poetry about it, and try to be real fluent with it. And then you'd appreciate while this guy's a good reciter and then buy stuff from him or whatever.
So stop and think before we give meanings to stuff.
A reciter and probably because I'm not up those guys. I'm not going around here. reciting doesn't mean you didn't know how. He's just not a reciter.
Then the second time when was it when the Malacca dangerous jabril he said to the prophet SAW Salaam ikura.
He said, on the only I'm illiterate. I don't read or write. That's where he said that. But it had nothing to do with this subject about being a Chari. Because anybody that can make a sound can be according
to the law Alhamdulillah.
Let's consider that some of the other words.
For instance, Salah.
I don't think anybody in the world would disagree if we said Salaam means prayer, right?
anywhere in the world, you go and you say how do I translate the word Salaam to English as sacred?
is now what it means.
So if you tell somebody to pray five times a day, translate the word prayer to the Arabic for anybody that's talking about Christians to because Christians, they do their prayer, you know that all the Christians do prayer, only what did they call it? Do Ah,
this is drama, this is calling on alone. Tao was calling the people right?
You don't say you go out and give people sell out? Do you
You give them that way.
And you're calling him to a slump? And your eyes calling on a lot to answer your prayers.
Now so what does the law mean? Well, if you're smart, you go to the root of the words. This is why you need to have a scholar to help you somebody that knows the level datameer asking what is the root
comes from the same sources similar.
communication and connection. This is similar.
So now I think what it is you're making a connection with a law five times a day or more.
If you don't keep your phone connected, to charge it up. If you don't keep the battery and if you don't have minutes on it or if you don't have some kind of
connection. You can't use your phone Kenya.
It's real easy for us today to understand that concept of staying in touch
being connected up.
True or false? We got we got that concept today isn't anybody can figure it
But we're using the wrong words. So when we tell a brand new Muslim, do your prayers five times a day. Okay.
I got to eat lunch. Let me do a prayer. Hey, thanks a lot for the lunch.
Is that Salah? Yes, do
we have something other people don't have, we have a source to go straight to the creator of the universe, in our soul, that's what it is. We should respect that we should be thankful for it. The companions are resource ally salon, they were very thankful that salon came for them.
And they didn't have to do 50 times a day, as you will know. They just do five and they get to a reward of 50.
When you tell a new Muslim about this, he becomes very happy. Because he understands what you felt when you entered Islam that that magical feeling. I don't want to use Word magic. But that superduper thing that happened to you when you said shadow it a little shadow 102 love.
Nobody can tell you what that feels like. Unless you felt it. You know what it is. But you get that every time you do something. All you have to do is focus have to in your salon, get up in the night and do it your
biggest problem is we don't know what we're talking about.
And we're trying to pass on to somebody else something we don't even know what it is ourselves.
There's a problem.
Our youth, our young people today.
They're coming with us to the masjid. They're sitting with us in the masjid. But most of the time, they don't have a clue what's happening.
There's nobody's really explaining it so they can get it.
And I'm wondering, maybe shock some of you maybe you don't realize this Islam, as you know, is still today the fastest growing religion in the world. In fact, it's easier now for me to get 100 to somebody than it was 25 years ago. Very simple.
But you want to know the downside. We've got our use our own people, even some of our adults, leaving Islam almost as fast as people are coming in.
We're trading out,
back and forth.
And if you think oh, that's only restricted to here in America, it's worse than other countries. I just came back from Jordan and Kuwait. Just over there. In fact, the only reason I'm here right now is we had to come to a funeral.
This was unknown to me a funeral said 48 hours ago I was going to be here I would have said no, how is that possible? I was still coming back from Kuwait.
But hamdulillah discover of a law.
While we were there, though, some of the brothers were telling me stories that shocked me. One chef was telling us that he ask, and these are almost in kids, and we're not talking about converts or children of converts. These are generations. generations. Since the time of the prophet SAW some I'm not gonna tell you which country but what happened. He had about 400 students, but the number we got in here right now, imagine, he asked them to close their eyes.
Now raise your hand.
If you can tell me what it is. Let them do come on.
not in Arabic or English. Nobody could
ask him again. Keep your eyes close.
Translate and he gave him something out of it. Ha. Nobody.
Finally when you said who can explain to me? What does it mean?
Maliki Yama, Dean?
Four or five? I don't remember the number he said no, raise their hand.
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Again. He didn't have that many. The vast majority didn't raise their hand.
But ask him about any sports figure. Ask him about a video game.
Ask them about their favorite food. All their hands will go up just like that.
So our children today know more about sports figures than they do companions. They know more about the operation of a video game than they do on how to make we're doing salon.
And they're much more excited
to have a visit from some football player
than they are to know about how to get closer
night so many times I've heard kids say about the clickbait drama, it was boring, boring, boring.
I can't talk, I can't sit, I can't talk to my friends that can't do anything, can't eat, can't drink, can't chew gum can't do anything like that. It's boring. Sit there all that time for what
social responsibility of us. If they're not gonna understand the least, to explain it to them when we get home, or on the way home,
at least show them something from what we get out of the hood.
And hopefully to get people better than me that can explain things
to at least get them excited about it. Because that is the future of Islam. Without our children
we don't have anything
there is no net if there's no next generation. So what's gonna happen what Islam?
Let me come back now to the subject I was telling you about.
When I mentioned to you that if From now on,
I left some stuff in in Arabic, let's listen to it again.
Allah subhanaw taala is telling the believers I translated that one to believers
amanu Aminu believers.
It took a long, we said that is to have Taqwa for Allah. That's the word Allah in Arabic.
AKA Ducati, which is to say that he is right. That you have tougher for him. Well, lotta mukuni illa One, two Muslim one and don't die except as a Muslim. There were two words that I did not translate.
First one is taco.
taco. Almost every one of the translations will say, pious or righteousness, or God fearing. But you can play this game, just go to Google and ask it to translate from Arabic to English. And put in the words that I just said, like righteousness. It's not going to say tough one.
If you say God fearing it'll actually tell you in law, which is God, not alone, just a god. And the word is cope. Something you fear.
Didn't come up taqwa. Why?
Because that's not the word.
Now this is something to cheer with the kids that like the video games, when you play video games, you've got usually you have some kind of character that's going around doing stuff. And he's getting shot at or bombed at or different things. And he needs to have something to protect him. They can have a weapon. But one of the things in these games is to always have a what a shield, right? And you use that shield against the aggression coming at you from these monsters or things that are attacking you. You have a shield against what
incur on and sort of what how, what's your reading 17 times a day or more? hopefully more. You're saying this words viral model doby, a lady with a darling
mother God, Allah He is translated as those that have the anger of a law. what actually
is the word here mother dubious
is something more than anger. Anger is like when you're sitting at a traffic light, right? And you're waiting and you're in a hurry. And the guy ahead of you is not paying attention. The light turns green, you're like, Oh, come on, man. And he goes, Oh, yeah. Oops, turn red again. Sorry.
And now you're you're angry, you're frustrated, you're upset, right?
But when the guy gets out of his car and comes back to your windshield with a tire tool and starts breaking it out, that's
it means we're gonna do something about the anchor. And this is what we're afraid of on the yamo kiama it's not that Allah is going to just be angry. That's bad enough but he's going to do something about it there's going to be punishment shadow a cob on that day.
And if you don't have that shield now in this life, you got no shield on that day. As simple as that whoo
Right away. I got some players here know their video games are saying how do I get that? What do I need to trade to get that kind of shield?
I'll tell you how you can do it real easy. Allah tells you in the Quran. Right after you said the viral mug Dubey Allah He will have no lead what happens next? I will give you a ministry can resume Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Ali amin nakota
tabula rasa who didn't? Clean
the book we're in there is no doubt is the source of guidance for those who have the shield
the people of the taqwa
who are they are livina up Nuna bills like the way up Manasa lotta woman Marisa home Yun pecan
babila, new canoe, una de la mirada hemos. Like,
there you go, who are the ones that are gonna be mostly
they're the ones who are on the hedaya
That's what it says, translate it for yourself, go look at it and see. But I want to know, who are those guys? They are the ones who believe in the unseen allies in the unseen genders in the unseen jahannam. Now the blood is in the unseen.
malayaka unseen jinn unseen. Men are the things that we don't really know for sure, but we take for granted on our faith, because we do have belief in a law.
And they are the ones who established their what, not prayers, Salah,
they establish their
connection with the law, connection with the law. And they give from what Allah gives them the risk that Allah gives, they give to charity, they give out to other people, they're generous.
And they believe in what was sent down to Mohammed Salah. And they believe what was sent down before. And these are the they believe in the resurrection.
That will all be brought back. The amo GM, and these are the people who are on the heydays of a law. These are the people who are
successful and we all want to be successful in this life in the next line. And there's a beautiful little prayer that you'll find it's beautiful. You use it whenever you're doing to go off in Oman or hedge. You use this throughout the days whenever you just want to remember a law you say this, shouldn't be saying something like this after at least one or two of your slots every day. Rabbana it not be doing your hustle.
The hustle, working as
we say Our Lord, give us good in this life and give us good in the next life and save us for the punishment of Hill
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam Salam salon while he was a big money
in esta casa De Sica tabula will Cairo hodja hodja Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa salam ala Maury Matata, Hakuna Matata, Cali Billiton de la la la, la la not, but as if you will just come up for there's so much empty space here in the middle.
Please come forward as much as you can. There's so much empty space.
I want to come back now to the rest of the ayah. If you remember I read more to you.
We said don't die. Don't die, except as what was said Muslim. That's not that's not a translated word. Is it?
is Muslim an English word or Arabic? Which is Arabic.
Duh. So why we didn't translate it
and why we don't ever translate word Islam, translate the word Islam go through and look at all the translations of Quran they never translated Islam ever in Islam, okay. That's chapter three, verse 19. Look and see what it says. It said for sure, with the law, the only religion is Islam.
The mistranslated Deen because it's really way of life, but never mind that the word Islam is still Arabic.
You didn't tell anybody anything. You didn't help them at all. That's not a translation.
The word Islam from the Arabic is a beautiful, beautiful understand. It's an amazing thing. If people knew what it was. They'd be like, hey, that's what I want.
Some people have got a sense of it because they'll say Islam is peace. There's, that's not wrong. It's just not complete.
Every human being wants peace. That's why we do what we do. We
We want to find that tranquility inside of us that inner peace that
we want that. So that's why we work. That's what we get degrees. That's why we go out here and try to get money or we try to get fame or glory or whatever. Because everybody thinks whatever they're doing is going to give them the peace. Do you know that even people killing other people, they do it because they think they're gonna get peace out of it.
They do that human beings have that one core, common denominator and all of us, we want peace, the vast majority don't how to get it.
In fact, there is no peace without understanding this world. You could solve world problems if you could just communicate this to the people.
Look in the dictionary, and you'll find for yourself, one of the words that you will pull out of it in English is surrender, complete and total surrender,
of course, submission, you will submit yourself to whatever you want you to do. Obedience, you will obey Him unconditionally. This is the third word, the fourth word that we found. And this is a very impressive word. sincerity.
If you said what's so impressive about that, excuse me.
Do you understand what sincerity means? If I came to you and grabbed you right now, you have to love me. You have to love me.
And you said Okay.
Is there any sincerity in what you said? No. Use like, I want to get away from this crazy guy.
So if somebody came to you and put a sword in your neck and said you have to accept this lamb. Did you accept this lamb? Impossible? Impossible?
Because you can't be forced. There's no such thing as forced conversion to sincerity. Forced sincerity. That's a contradiction in terms for sincerity. That's an oxymoron. Like government intelligence. It doesn't work.
Sorry for the pun, could resist that temptation. Everybody wants peace. We want that. And now look, that's the fifth word.
Peace. And these are all from the source. You go to the source of as Lama. That's, that's the verb Islam. The The one who does it is the more
the one who does assalamo surrenders, submission, obedience, sincerity and peace with God. He's doing that. And he becomes a moot.
So if you said, Well, what about Islamic terrorism?
Have you ever translated it? You didn't understand? You just said, I'm stupid.
That's what you said.
What about peaceful terrorism?
Dumb? We let the media get away with that.
And we did let them do it. How much effort have the this take one religion, Christian religion, how much effort have they put into broadcasting around the world? In every single country? They've got if you know, satellite, you know that there are Christian channels everywhere. Yes, or no.
They spent money, they backed it up, they put it out there.
And to do that, you have to have studios where you can have actual real people. And then the people will tell you what's going on in today's world right now. And so other people will watch them and take their word for what they're saying.
We call it news.
I call it something else, but I won't say it on the memoir. I'm just telling you, they get it.
Over 800 channels today in the world broadcasting in English, nevermind dozen languages.
Think about that.
Each one of them having a studio, each one of them having their own antennas and super antennas in all the major cities.
And they're on the cable.
And what have we really done?
Ask yourself what do we really have right here? Right here in Irving, Texas.
What do we have?
Because right down the road from where we are right now is the capital of one of the biggest Christian Broadcasting networks.
And you know that
Houston has another big one.
By the way, just so you know, I did put an antenna in here. It's broadcasting from Midlothian all the way to Fort Worth, and all the way to Dallas. Scott channel 26.1. We did put one in Houston, Texas. It's on channel 10.2
In Houston, Texas.
And whenever I come to the Muslims and asked you just do something for this for this
I hear stuff like, well, we want to build another mosque. We need more school for our kids and
schools that I visited in some of the states shocked me. They were using the same curriculum that the state uses, and hiring teachers that weren't Muslims to teach it and they called it Islamic school.
And what tipped me off, was one night was new to their community. Some friends of mine from Russia had come all the way over just to see me in their city, their village.
And they spent the night in the market they were going to sleep on the floor next morning a lady came in shorts called on me She can't get out of here. I'm the principal you don't have any right here a bunch of bumps get out.
And that's what opened my eyes to the whole thing. I investigate it and then I told the guys cuz they want me there to raise funds for him. I said, No way. I'm just leaving.
You don't owe me anything. I don't owe you anything. I'm not gonna do it. You want me to raise funds, so you can use the state curriculum, state approved teachers, non Muslims to go against what we do.
And you call Islamic school.
What I'm getting at brothers and sisters, if we don't come together, we're going to have a bigger problem.
I went over the time that I wanted to use but I wanted to mention this to you the end of the football I wanted to talk about another word farakka because in the I read to you I read that to you. I don't know if you noticed it
amanu it took a lot to cut to he will have to tune in one anti muslim in the movie habla Hey, Jamie Walla.
And this is a lot of talking to the believers. He put an end there, this is not another story. He said, Wow. You know and wha
and hold tight to the rope of a law. All of you together, Timmy.
And do not make Baraka. Don't separate, don't separate,
don't separate. It's the only thing that will defeat us is separating. Going off into groups with different mentalities and coming up with this irrational radical behavior is only the tip of the iceberg. How much more has been going on for centuries division after division after division, and everybody is smarter than everybody else, our group, our gang. That's what it is. It's a gang I subbiah as long as we continue to do that.
What will not do to us next?
I'm not saying that we bring all gangs together, because that would be chaos in itself. I'm saying let's go back to what prophets has taught us. He taught us something very simple, very true, very easy to understand. La ilaha illAllah. When he sent what bingeable to Yemen, he told him, I'm sending you to the land of the dead. And that's where we are right now on the land Did
he say go in there terrorism. He said, Tell him about de la la la. And if they accept it, then tell him about the salon, the restaurant.
So there you have it. And this is what we didn't do. But we can do that. We can change it's never too late to change. Allah says he won't change the conditions of a people
until they change themselves. If you're ready for change, I'm ready for change. I'm ready to take us and work us together to come together for something really great, really wonderful. Using our youth in a direction to let them learn about real broadcasting how to use the social media in a positive way, instead of going on there just to insult people how to use television broadcasting to bring about this real beautiful message of the Quran and the sooner results asalaam instead of going out here and doing some of the other things that are going on, I asked a lot to accept them all of us to bring us together on the day of judgment as true believers are mean I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala
to help our children to do better than we did I mean and I asked Allah subhanaw taala to give us the real higher in this life and higher on the next line and save us from the Hellfire on the ribbon it not to do in your head some of electricity has some
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Allah mohammed ali ali Mohammed
Ibrahim Ibrahim Majeed Allahumma barik ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed Ibrahim Ibrahim, Mohammed Majid al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen who Aladdin, Muslim Nina casilla
I'm gonna ask our brother to please read this aloud for me because I'm going to be praying in a chair and I don't want to confuse anybody in sha Allah. And then after the Salah, if you would like to come out and see us for a couple minutes, we're going to be out in the hallway with him talking about guided CB, and then we'll also be back here again after buffer on Sunday, on not tomorrow, but Sunday. We would like to bring the children out and spend some time with us. I think we're gonna have some of the puppets there and just have some fun. I encourage you to bring non Muslims especially to come and see what we really are all about. And please brothers do disperse the