Channel: Yusuf Estes
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah dharwad Marina Chateau La ilaha illallah wa eyeshadow Anna Mohammed in Abu are resolved,
said Mr. Lake Como rahmatullah wa barakato.
Alhamdulillah Allah de Jelena Muslim me, the praise is to the one who made us Muslim.
And I'm happy to be a Muslim. Very happy to be a Muslim.
How many of you, you're happy to be Muslim? Let me see.
Oh, right. Next, got another question. Do we have any guests with us tonight? Who are not Muslim yet?
Anybody not Muslim yet? You like the way I asked you the question? That means like,
Do we have any here that are Muslim already?
What I'm going to be talking about tonight, is not so much in the academic sense. Because everybody who knows me knows that I don't stay on the subject very long. Usually, before I start having fun and telling some jokes and stuff like that. So it's not really like you're going to the university to learn about Islam.
We just gonna talk about how we can use it in a practical way what we know. So what do we want to do tonight, in this program here in Bangalore, India, is to present or expose the knowledge about Islam. We're gonna expose it. Like, why? Because I think it's been like you don't want hidden? It's time to expose what is Islam? sha Allah, plain and simple. In leesy English in sha Allah. Okay. But I gotta be sure do we need translation does? Is there anybody here who doesn't know what I'm talking about? Raise your hand.
That's another joke. If you think about it, if you raised his hand, it means you understood what I said.
I love to do programs with the children. I go to the schools, you know, and I always like to ask, how many are in the first grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade, how many of you are here today? They raise their hand, how many are not here today? Always one puts his hand up.
So that means when I'm talking you home, you need to think while I'm speaking, I want you to think because maybe I'm gonna pull another one on you. Okay, let's get started. In order to expose Islam correctly, I need to know what is this word? Islam? Many times we hear Muslims say Islam is peace. Did anybody ever hear that Islam is peace are
my teacher and chair sitting beside me, his native language is Arabic, right?
It's your language, Arabic. So if I greet him,
I see him for the first time or second time whenever I greet him in the Arabic language. Will I say to him, Sherif, Islam alikoum.
So it doesn't mean peace. I always say set Mr. A comb, not Islam. alikum
that mean BS. Whoa. It comes from a root in the Arabic language, a verb, which is sad. Lack map.
From this verb sack map, we find words like tasleem Aslam is the slim set them and Islam. This means that Islam is what I call the perfected verb.
It reached the level that it has a whole lot of in it already. You don't need to do anything else with it. It's there. And here's what it says one word, one simple word has this meaning watch five words in Arabic, five, at least first surrender.
You know, like when they come in with the guns. You surrender. Put your hands up.
Stick in Word, submit. This means you're going to agree to some terms. I agree. I submit that means and when you say submit
You mean that you're going to do something right now, I'm going to agree to some terms. And it's called the Shahada to bear witness in open testimony, there is only one God. And when I say that, I mean there's only one who's worthy for me to love, worthy for me to say thank you, worthy for me to look up to and ask for whatever I need. And as such, it means he's the only one worthy to obey. And that happens to be the very next word, obedience.
Obedience, to totally obey commandments of his not man made commandments.
We have good commandments, like wear your seatbelt. We have that in the United States. I never appreciated a seatbelt Really though, until I wrote a rode around in a car here in Bangalore, India. Now I like seatbelts.
And they told me it's not mandatory. I said for me.
It might come back to my subject, you obey the law of a law.
That's the third word. Fourth word, sincerity.
This means that what I do, I do it for a law, whether you know it, or you don't know it, or you like it, or you don't like it, or I like it, or I don't like it. I still do it for Allah.
And you ruin that. By the way, when you start to show off for the people.
You ruin it. As soon as you start thinking, hey, you see me here? I'm praying a lot. Hey, I'm even fasting.
It's no good.
I want to elaborate on this one. Before I move to the last one. I heard a story right after I came to Islam I found a manual published for the Muslim Student Association on how to share Islam. And it had a story in there about sincerity. It was talking about in a mosque or Masjid.
Do elders ship shaybah they're sitting against the wall and they're watching a Shabaab a young man. He comes in to the mosque to say his Salah to say some prayers. And when he stands there he stands so straight that one check he said to the other one, martial law. Oh, isn't that beautiful? Look how straight he's standing so nice. And then he went into the Roku bowing like this and the one said yes and look at him bow his back is perfectly level this is like in the Hadith the resource salewa there was someone look his back you could put a book on his back it would be flat like this martial law.
And then when he stretched out on the ground and put his arms out you can see under here like this, just he said it looks like I'm looking at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam is bringing like that martial law and the very end of the Salah when the boy was almost finished. He turned his head like this A Salaam Aleykum rock to war and he's turning his head like this and they're saying Mashallah, Mashallah look at this boy break. And he said, I said are more aleikum wa rahmatullah and I'm fasting. Do
you get that?
Where's the sincerity?
You're fasting, and you have to tell me
that means it out the window. No sincerity for Allah is for what?
A waste his time.
Okay, now I want to come to the last one.
This word is peace. So we found out Yes, there is peace in Islam. Yes. So if somebody said Islam is peace, they're not really wrong. But they're showing it the wrong way. It's there. There's peace in Islam. But it doesn't mean peace in the Middle East. At any cost. Although we would like to see peace in the Middle East.
It doesn't mean peace on earth, goodwill to men. Although we like that, too, that's a part of Islam is working for that. But this piece in the word Islam is the piece that you have inside of yourself in your relationship with your Lord.
And that's the best piece there can be to know without any doubt, there really is a god. One and I have a way to communicate with him. You know what it is obey Him.
best communication there is between you and your Lord is for you to listen and obey seminar what Allah said in the Quran, the believers, this is what they say, we hear, and we obey
I love it. And that's why I'm happy to be a Muslim. Now I expose to you the word Islam. If I stopped right there, I did my job. I can quit right now. But with your permission, I'll continue and explain a little bit more.
The next thing is to ask, then who are these Muslims anyway? Tell me about why you got a religion called Islam. Is there a separate religion called Muslim?
Because I was on a radio show in Florida, a couple of years ago.
And when I went on the radio show, the lady who's hosting the show, she began to take a book, and she didn't introduce me. She just started reading a book, saying some things, bad things lies against Islam. And I'm looking at her like, what the heck is she doing? It's a book by Steven Emerson. He calls himself an expert on Islam.
And in fact, the government of the United States calls him an expert on Islam, the man writes, lies, and he will not sit down with us in public to have a talk or discussion because he knows he's lying when he says these things, but the people believing and she's reading out of this book, and I'm sitting there getting mad, you know, look what she's saying all these things, is not true. But then I had to remember before I came to Islam, I used to say the same thing.
I used to say the same thing.
Because that was what I was told when I was preaching. Christianity. I asked, and the other preachers told me, Muslims are bad. They're terrorists, they're hijackers. They don't even believe in God.
They worship a black box in the desert, and they kissed the ground five times a day, total infidels. That's what I was told.
of hamdulillah. As a Muslim, I will tell you, we have shortcomings. But our religion of Islam is perfect. There's nothing wrong with Islam. There's something wrong with the Muslims. Yes. So we need to discover who are the Muslims. And just before Well, actually, just after the radio show, as we were walking out of the door, the lady insulted Islam so bad. I tried to answer some things. But you know,
as we went out the door of her studio, she turned to me. She's acting like an expert on Islam. By the way, she turned to me and she said, Oh, I forgot to ask you something on the radio. I wish I would have asked you. I said, What is it? She said, I wanted to know which one are you? Are you Islamic? Are you one of the Muslims?
Are you Islamic? Or are you a Muslim?
Now let's find out who are the Muslims. Think about this. In honor via the language of Arabic, it's not English.
There is no word Islam ik.
And one who does Islam I said it's a verb, right? In English. In English, when you have a verb, then the action of doing it you put i n g, talk ing, walk in.
Think in Right, right. And the one who does it,
walk or talk or think or stink? Or wait, I'm sorry. Anyway, get carried away again. So you can see that in English, we use a suffix called earlier. That's the one who doesn't earn
an obeah. They have a prefix before the verb, Move. Move. Okay, not like a cow don't go move like this move.
When somebody calls the prayer,
that's a call to the prayer. That's called the Don Alon. Can you say done? Let me hear you said
hello. You don't have a microphone I do. A Don
a column speaker, a column muka column.
Travel, suffer. The word Safari comes from the Arabic word suffer and some now when I'm traveling
I'm suffering. That's a different word suffer, mu suffer, mu suffer traveler.
And when you make suddenly this is something is suddenly musalla a
place to pray sulla masala This is monster massamba you get the idea how it works though its prefix prefix prefix instead of IMG, instead of er, you use more or MA in front of it got me? Easy. Now let's go back to the verb. Islam, Islam, whoever does Islam is a what?
Mu Islam? Muslim? Let me hear you say Muslim.
Again Muslim? How do you say?
You want to be a word? Yeah, there we go. That's easy Shahada wouldn't it?
So whoever wants First of all, they have to identify there's a lot you have to believe in the law. But whoever believes in the law, and then they want to do Islam with the law. There are Muslim, whoever believes in the law. And they want to surrender, submit, obey insincerity and be in peace with him. They're a wet
Now we exposed everything he said one words left. Okay. One more word. I think we need to talk about a law. Who is a law?
A law means God, right? Wrong.
Not an Arabic does you know, sir, the word and our beer for a god, something to be worshipped is Illa.
Illa. Let me hear you say Illa
Illa. That's a god. You can make it plural. More than one. You say Ali ha, holy Ha. This is God's. That's how you make the plural of Allah, Allah. And Allah, some people told me it means the god like big G. But that's not true either. Because you can put the article out in front of it. And it's all a law. All ILA. And it still doesn't mean a law yet. You have to do one more thing. You know what it is, you have to put it together in such a way that you can't break it up anymore. You have to perfect it like this. A law,
a law because then it cannot be made plural anymore. You can't change it. It can't be plural. And it can't be a boy or a girl. Can't be male or female, no gender.
It's so unique. There's nothing else like it.
The word Isla means something to be worshipped. But the word Allah literally means the only one to be worshipped. It can't mean anything else. And it was understood at the time of Mohammed Salah Laila was so strong, that when he brought the message to his people, they knew right away what he was saying. The translation to English is really bad. If you say that Mohammed went to his people and said, God is one.
He didn't say that.
If you said he went to his people in nikodem, Allah is God. Some translators say, it means he told them, Allah is God. That would not have bothered them at all. Because in Arabic, they were already using that word. They used it. They knew the word a law. That wasn't the problem. It's the phrase that he used in Arabic That blew him away, because he said,
last ilaha illa la.
La means no.
Isla Ilaha is something to worship
in the means, with the exception of a law, and they knew it meant you can't worship anything at all, nothing at all, except the only one worthy to be worship, who is not like his creation in any way, shape, or form. He's so unique. He's not a he's not achieved, and he's never plural. There's nothing like unto him. The name is so powerful and the description in the Quran, Lisa committed he said, there isn't anything like him. And unless it in the Quran, we'll learn your kulu for one. He's so unique, nothing like him and he is 100 from the root warhead, which means one he saw
uniquely one ahead. There's no two coming after it.
You know who we're talking about? Don't
we all know who that is knowing. Even the Hindus know exactly what I'm talking about. I wrote over here from Mumbai, which used to be Bombay. But they didn't like the bombs anymore. So they became moms. It's okay Moon Bay.
I like that joke. They laugh at that joke. When I was coming over here, all right, and in the airplane, sitting next to me, was the kindest, sweetest Gentlemen, I mean it sincerely
and identified myself to him.
He was so kind.
His name is Shiva
And I didn't tell him anything about religion, or just talk to him about traveling about, you know, what do you do is the president of the bank here in Bangalore, president of the bank?
He told me God is one. I say you got no problem with that.
He said, there's no other God except God. That's right. He says he could only be one God say, Yep, I'm with you.
Should I argue with him?
He said, regardless of what some people say, there's really only one God said, You're right.
Some people might say, well, that statements enough to go to gentlemen, is it? Is it?
When I ask you a question, if the Hindus know, there's only one real God, the main God, right? And we know there's really only one God, Allah, Christian say, Well, really, there's only one God.
Most of them some like, I don't want to mention any names. I'm not gonna say Vinnie hand or something like that, because it'd be wrong.
Check, I slipped. Anyhow.
They will tell you that God is one but he's three and you got a father got a Son, God, the Holy Ghost got all this stuff going on. But whatever they still say is one.
The Jewish say God is one.
So many people said God is one. Right.
But is that enough?
Even if you knew that, you know, law, is that enough?
I want you to go back and think about what she said last night.
between the word Amen.
And knowledge, having a man or conviction, conviction in something as opposed to just knowing about it. If you know the traffic light is red.
Will that save you from a traffic accident? If you drive through it anyway?
The light is red. And you said yes, if the light is red, I know it's red. And I'm gonna drive through it anyway, what will happen?
In fact, here in Bangalore, you can probably get run over to green light, I don't know.
my point is, just knowing that a law is one, how is that going to help you?
How many of you believe there really is a devil? The reason is shut down. You believe it? you believe it?
Okay, the shaytaan know that there is a God?
Of course he does.
Does he know Allah is one? Yeah.
Does he know about Islam? Probably better than I do.
But does he do it? Nope. And that's the real problem. And as we say, in Texas, where I'm from, that's where the rubber meets the pavement. That's where the friction starts right there. We can say a lot. But it doesn't count until we find out what we're doing about what we say. You are not a Muslim. Until you Islam. So now you've had it exposed to you. Who is the law, the only one to be worshipped. What is Islam, the proper way to have a relationship with him and surrender submission, obedience, sincerity and peace? And who are the Muslims, the ones who do it, so I pray that the only one that I'm going to pray to and ask him to make all of us recognize that and submit to Him on
those terms. I mean,
you say I mean that you watch TV or something cuz that's what they do on TV like that. I mean, I mean, Okay, anyway,
now I'm gonna
shift gears a little bit. That's the end of my
program. Now I'm going to shift gears a little bit, I'm going to tell you a quick story. And I'm done.
The story goes like this. There was
a man who was a great scientist. But he was a little strange. He didn't like to travel in airplanes. He was afraid of airplanes. He didn't like trains. He like his own car. And he used to have to go to many universities and lecture.
So he got a driver, and the driver would take him to all these places to give his lectures.
And every place he went, he was the top top person in his field in some kind of nuclear biology, physics, something I don't know. But everywhere he went, people were amazed. But he always gave the same lecture, he started with the same word and ended with the same word every time, like a book, never deviated a single word. So one day when he was riding along in the car, his driver started saying his whole lecture the whole thing all the way through.
He said, What are you doing? He said, I'm trying to keep awake. So I'm saying your lecture.
He said, You know, my whole lecture, they said, Yes, I know everything in your lecture. He said, I can't believe it.
Let me hear you say it again. He said, the whole lecture again. He said, Well, he said, You know what, I'm shy. I don't like to go in front of the people. And I'm tired. I just want to relax. You could do my lecture when we get there. He said, What? He said, Yeah, I trade hats with you. You give me your cap, you take my professor cap. And when we get there, they don't know what I look like. You just go up there and give this speech.
He said, Yeah, why not? I can do it. Then he said, Oh, wait, wait, we were movable. I forgot one thing. The questions that come afterwards. There's always questions. The driver started laughing. He said, Sir, they never asked you any question except what they asked last time. It's always the same question. I guarantee you. I know the question. This one, this one, this one, this one, this one. This one. He named all the questions and he named all the answers. He said, You're right.
He said, You know what, that's what we're gonna do. So when they got to the place, the professors driving the car, the drivers in the back where they got, they opened the door, they took him out right away, they took him up to the stage. And when he was there, he started giving the lecture. And then people said, Oh, my gosh, listen to this man. Wow. You know, and then when it was all over, they did a question answer. They go to the mic rumbling.
All over, one lady stood up.
And she said, I would like to ask a question. And she asked a question nobody ever asked before.
And the drivers standing there looking at her. And the professor sitting in the back and he's smiling because he wants to see what the drivers gonna do though.
So the driver looked at the lady he said, Madam, that is a stupid question. That is so stupid. Let my driver answer it.
And with that, I'd like to introduce my driver. This is Dr. Jennifer shakey, Teres,
slo alikum. But the shakiness of as you told you were in a radio show couple of years ago, the host of the program, was saying something against Islam. If I'm not mistaking, by the use of you said there was a book written by Steve Emerson, which book is that? I want to know Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam O, Allah. First things first. You're asking me about a book. And before I go any further for ns COVID de ticketor. Below the best of the books is this book. So I'm going to recommend this book before I talk about any book, even books that I write. I love this book. It's called a Quran. As far as the book that I mentioned earlier,
until I'm ready to endorse it and get people to buy it. I'm not going to mention it. The reason is, because I found today the Muslims, their Eman is so weak, that they're going to all the websites that attack Islam, but they won't come to the websites that promote it. So I'm not going to tell you the name of the book, because I know you'll go by it. And I don't want you to do that. Okay, but I love you for the sake of Allah. It's a good question. And you gave me a chance to say something I really wanted to say anyway. So thank you. By the way, I did not pay him to say this. I wanted to tell you this, by the way. Thank you. But here's the deal. Right now, if you go to google.com on the
internet, everybody know what's a Google? Yes, you're Googlers aren't you?
When you go there and type in the word Islam. You're going to find there's like 10 million websites, get the word Islam
I have three hamdulillah websites domain name.
Islam tomorrow, Islam yesterday and Islam always
with those sites, and we're promoting them, you hear me all the time talking about it, it's in our CDs, it's in our videos everywhere. But even so, out of those 10 million, we only come up about 65, sometimes 5857 60 to 7172. Like that. We're not in the top 10, we used to be in the top 10, always in 1999, but not anymore.
But in the top 10, every single time you go to Google in the top 10, there are at least two websites attacking Islam.
The first one is,
I'm not gonna tell you. And the second one is, and I'm gonna do that when needed.
But I want you to stop going to the websites that attack Islam, because we're lucky every time you do it. It makes it go up in the search engine.
And stop and think about it. If I give you a glass of water, you don't know where it came from. And we're in India. But I give you another glass of water and you saw me pouring out of the mineral water bottle. Which one are you going to drink from?
So thank you for giving me a chance to advertise the book I want you to drink from right here. The Khurana green does Aqua Moloch. Here with Sam, I
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This question is from a non Muslim lady. She says when she spent at this conference, she sees women and men having been segregated. Now she feels this is barbaric. This is downgrading, and Ill treating women, because they are put in the back seats, and the screen drawn in between the men and the women. So please comment on this. If you don't mind. Yeah, I would like to tell this lady, our friend here that we are very comfortable. In, you know, if you were in between so many men, we wouldn't be as comfortable as we are here. Thank you. And the rest of it is left for you to answer because
we want a more detailed answer. And I can't be so detailed because I don't have so much knowledge. Sister, you don't need a whole lot of knowledge. You just need some common sense. And that was beautiful. That's the way to say it.
My wife handler is from Texas just like me. She was born in what's called the Church of God.
I was in the disciples of Christ Church.
When I was a boy in the 1940s, I'm old guy.
My mother used to get angry when she saw women showing their arms, this Christian Christian show on the arms and they show some of their legs. She said this lady is trash. She's trash. And if a when a woman went in the street with her stomach out because she's gonna have a baby. She said, oh my god. She said in my day, no woman would have the nerve to walk out in public with a baby inside of her because this is her arm. She's saying, Christian. The Catholic Church has their best women wearing covered from the top to the bottom. And they never get to sit with men. They live in a convent.
Is that true or false? Now lately, they've been trying to change the clothes. But for 2000 years, these women couldn't take off their hay job called
habit. They couldn't take it off from morning till night except to go to sleep or take a bath.
But I want to share one little quick story with you and let you think about it for yourself.
Do think about this, I'm going to tell you what happened. Use your brain and see if it works.
I was down in
Titusville, Florida, some years back during Ramadan. After my speech, I was talking only about one subject, the main subject in Islam, which is a law
like I get tonight explain who is along What's our relationship you have to do your ibadah or your worship only for Allah love your Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind and all your soul just like the Christians say, and I talked about that. And then when I was finished, they said there are two girls want to talk to you. I said okay.
They said Are you sure? You don't want to eat with us? I said, No, I'll give up the meal. Let me go talk to them. So I went and sat down. I asked them, How old are you?
They said 19.
I said okay, what's your question? They said Why are you so afraid?
To the women. I said word. I'll give a lecture about God. Well, you asked me, they said, We want to know why do you have a partition? See the partition? Why do you have a partition between the men and the women?
I said, Is that your only question? She said, Yes. So okay.
If that petition wasn't there,
would you like the rest of what I said tonight? It's okay. She said, Oh, yeah. So this the only thing stopping you from being a Muslim? Is this petition? They said, Yeah. Okay. No problem, then is it?
But let me ask you a question. What religion are you? They said, we're Catholic, have said, Oh, really?
Who are the best your best women in Catholic Church? They said the nuns are the best women. You said, You're right.
How do they dress? Don't they dress and cover up their whole body? Only the face and the hands showing that you didn't ask you about dress? We asked you about the petition. I said no, hold on. I'm trying to explain to you with questions. Is this how they dress? Yeah. Okay, when can they take that dress off?
So we don't know. I said, Well, I do. Never
except for a bath and go to bed.
When can nice ladies take it off. In fact, no woman ever has to wear hijab in Islam ever.
As long as she's not around strange men.
That's the only reason for it is so strange men are not looking at her body.
And I'm going to share something with you in India. I don't know if the Muslims are even aware of this. I'm gonna have to stand up show you something.
In Islam, there's something called the Outre that the Arabic word. The part that's forbidden for anybody to see is from this called the navel. Do this, which is the knee this part your private parts are forbidden for anybody to see ever.
This is not right to show this.
So when we take a bath, we take it in private.
This rule is not only for men, it's for women.
And I know a lot of brothers are going to go No no, no, no
woman has to be covered all the time. Even to go to the bathroom. Or that you're wrong. Show me the proof.
Though the woman wears covering only and read it in the Quran. It's in chapter 24 verse Sir unmoor della believing woman to lower her gaze because it said tell the believing men to lower his gaze in the verse before guard their private parts, okay, covered up, okay? Not to show off her adornment, this kind of thing to draw her KMR over to you. But Hina which means to cover herself up or chest and all the rest of it like the Okay, school.
And it says and not expose yourself to anybody except blue. And then it lists a long list of people, her brother and her father,
her sons, her father, sons, etc, etc, etc. There's all the list of all the men that are allowed to see her. Her sons can see her. And if you said Oh [???], I'm sure you're wrong. I'm gonna ask you a question. I don't want you to think
because I asked those girls the same question.
Can a nun have a baby? They said, Oh my god, no way.
I said, Why? Because they can't get married.
I said they can't get married. Hmm. I know that.
They said cuz they're married to God.
I said all of them.
That's amazing. You have a problem with us with four wives. You're God's got How many? I don't know. It's strange, different issue.
But when a woman has a baby, and maybe this is why you don't know that because you religion is got a little problem with ladies good ladies having babies. When the best the best of our women come into the correct belief, like the best of the best to your women. They also have a dress code that they follow. Same no difference. But the difference is in Islam, she is allowed to have babies because she is allowed to get married. In fact, she can't have a baby unless she gets married because we have no fooling around.
It's forbidden in Islam to have sex outside of marriage. And that's the real subject that they don't want people talking about in other states.
salaries because, hey, that's considered okay. But when our ladies, the best of the best women have babies, and they do, and they want to feed the baby?
Not, maybe some of you don't know it, but I'm sure most of you got the idea how babies get their first drink. Come on, think, from hear from their mother. Is that right?
So the mother holds the baby.
And the baby goes to the fountain and gets a drink.
Can the mother do this in front of our other little children? Yes. Can she do this in front of her husband? Of course. Why not? It's natural.
But Can she do that in front of you and me? No way. Come on, man. Are you stupid.
And at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, they didn't put that petition up there. So Islam didn't say put that petition up there.
But it's time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, they didn't have all these lights like this either.
If a lady sat in the back of the masjid in Medina, in the dark,
and she'd like to let her know he jobs slipped back up and happened. Over she has a baby. Whether that happened, nobody could see it. And they probably enjoy us putting this petition up so they can have the privacy in Titusville, Florida, we put it all the way up. As a courtesy for the ladies, if they would like to remove their job, feed their baby, they have a place to do that. And relax.
It was a courtesy.
And if they don't like it, they're free to tear it down. Ladies, you don't like it, tear it down. You want to put up a different color, I don't care. You want to sit in the chairs come up here to the chairs. And I told them if you feel like that's the only thing stopping you from worshipping your Lord alone without any partners tell you what you do, walk right into the masjid and sit down in the front row. I've got no problem with that.
Because if you don't have any shyness about you do whatever you want to do.
But when you really believe in the law and His Messenger, and when you really want to submit to God's terms, you start thinking about being a little bit shy.
And you consider the fact that you know what, I can be back here and observe a whole lot better than sit in the front and have people observing me.
Decent women don't really want people staring at them all the time. Decent women don't go around half dressed, put in costumes, stuff all over them paint themselves up, like I don't know what and walking down the street going, Hey, baby, you can look but you get what is that?
I know that's a little harsh. I know that. But I also understand you watch too much television in you know what I'm saying? You know what I'm saying?
And I'm telling you in a language you understand real clear, a decent woman, a believer for the Christians doesn't show herself off. A believer for the Muslims doesn't show herself off. What What's the difference? And I'm telling you now the difference and I told these ladies the difference? The difference is our women can get married and have babies and have a normal life.
Then I asked them, you understand? They said Yes we do. has a very good answer. I said okay, now I have a question for you.
Who was the best of the best of your men? Sure. What do you mean? I said in your religion who are the best man? They said the priests? I said, I know I used to be a preacher. I know that. That's supposedly right.
But who is the best of the priests? They said we don't know. I said it is the bishops. They said Oh, that's right. And who is better than the bishop, the Cardinals? Ah, and who is better than a cardinal? The Pope?
Yes. All right.
Can they get married?
He said no. I said why are they married to God?
And you came and asked me about a petition that we put up as a courtesy for the ladies. I'm asking you about a religion that puts a petition between common sense a man and his needs a woman and her needs intimacy. having children and grandchildren in the best of your people never get married and never have children then only the worst of your people will continue to populate this earth. And now we understand why we have the problem we have.
And finally I need to tell you
after I was done I realized that was too harsh.
But the lady's left.
But I told this story many times since that day, this past year, I was asked to return back to Titusville, Florida. So I went back. And I was sort of apologizing and saying, you know, after the program last time, there was two ladies that came and asked me a question. And I could have just told him, it's a courtesy for the ladies, but I got carried away. And I told him the whole story that I just told you. And as I was telling them the story, they started laughing and laughing in the story all the way through. And at the end, they were falling over on the floor. And I'm going, why? They said, check, those two girls came back, they made Shahada. They're on the other side of the
petition right now listening to you.
Thank you for a very beautiful question. And may Allah guide you, and help you to understand how to protect yourself from some of the evil.
I really don't know much about India, when I came through Moon Bay a
couple nights ago, it was dark. When I landed here in Bangalore, it was dark.
And then it came time to go to work. They brought me over here.
And then they took me back, and it was dark.
And then last night, they took me back out of here and it was dark. And tonight when we leave here, inshallah it will be dark.
For a few minutes during the daylight hours, I did get to see some traffic.
So you're really asking the wrong person? I mean, really, I have zero knowledge. What I know, is only what I saw. It was traffic, unbelievable traffic.
The only place I saw something like this was Karachi, Pakistan.
And I don't know why. But I think
it should be the all the Hindus would become Muslim instantly. You know why? Because when you drive in this traffic, it's like you become a believer instantly. You know, you just have to believe there's because any minute you're gonna die like this, you know. But anyway,
I'm not an expert on the subject. What I think I understand is that in my country, that people are very consumed with using all of their time, energy resources, trying to make money, to gain a better position, to be higher over somebody else. To be better than somebody else. This is what's happening in my country. People are stepping on each other to become better people are corrupting our government, just to take advantage of the situation. People are taking bribes in my country, people are stepping all over each other, even killing each other, trying to get more and more of this dunya. This materialistic world, that's what's happening in my country.
People are lying and cheating.
People are not worshipping God, the way they should the majority of them.
And regardless of their religion, they claim it's obvious by their action. They are worshipping Mammon, that's their words in my country, worshippers of Mammon. They love the dunya. That's my country.
You know your country better than I do.
And I'm sure you could describe it better than I would. But I have a feeling that I just described your country too.
I have a feeling about that. So what now you asked me about suggesting how to deal with these things. A brother today said an amazing thing to me today, here in India. He said, Brother.
about the condition of the world and what's going on. And I'm worried about my family about my wife about my children. I'm especially worried about raising my children in an environment like this. My brother, what do you recommend for me to do? Where should I go?
I just stared at him.
I said I just left the country where every single time somebody takes me somewhere and we're sitting together in the car, they say exactly what you just said. Word for word.
Many times I saw brothers and sisters coming from here in sub continent. From the college, the Gulf, from Africa, from Sudan, and Egypt, so many from Egypt premise and after they were in the United States a short time
A few years, they will come to me and say the same exact words.
Where should I go? I want to learn Islam. Where should I go? I want to be educated on be close to alone. Where should I go?
Nowhere on Earth right now, is it perfect? where you're going to find what they call the Medina concept of the answer or the helpers, helping the Mahajan mean,
you won't find it anywhere any more than you're going to find it right here.
When I was in Karachi, the very first time I did not know that we're going to televise it on the satellite, I didn't know that Masada was going to watch it. I didn't know that.
beracha, the governor of Sindh. At that time, I didn't know he was going to be watching me or I probably wouldn't have said it.
I thought I was just talking to an audience in front of a university that night. But anyway, I said it. And I'll say it again. The role of the Muslim in society
is not one of a person who is tearing down. It is the role of a person who is building up.
It is not the role of a person who is negative, but rather the role of the person who is positive.
And it is forbidden in the Koran right here. Right here in this book, it is forbidden to cut other people down to trash them, to speak against them to do vebo against them. This is haraam. This book said that
the role of the Muslim is not to go around behind the back of anybody
and destroy the work that they're trying to good do any good work they do get destroyed right along with the bad.
The way we're supposed to be doing this is look for the good that people are doing and find the place you can support what they're doing, right.
I love this shake right here so much whatever it asked me to do, almost I'm gonna do it. But I put almost in there, you know why? Because he's a human being like me.
And he makes mistakes.
He's human. But I'm gonna learn from what he teaches me. And I'm gonna try to learn from his mistakes too. But whatever happens, I'm not going to cut him down.
I can do that. If I got a problem with the chef, who do I need to tell him? Is that true or false?
And should I do it in front of other people? Or privately?
And should I do it with respect and honor and dignity? Or like a jump on the street? Think about it. And I just gave you the same example what I speak and with, with all sincerity,
the highest honors to those who teach us our Deen. But still, even to those who are the leaders in society, you have to give them respect.
Read it. What does it say
about who has the authority over you first rights over you always is a law.
While recently he
and his messenger while while a armor that's in Islam, and the one who is the protecting leader over all of you.
Hopefully you're Muslim, of course. And
the general public, the people have rights over you.
And you know what the Hadeeth that is? The one that's the most misquoted Hadith I overheard
a Dina naseeha
if you noticed that he didn't see Hmm. My brother Islam his advice?
Read it again. Because they said to who? To who? And he said to Allah, you don't advise a lot. Do you know, to the resource, how do you advise your soul size mom, even though he's not here, how you going to advise him? That the wallet armor and to the people. It means more than advice. It's support. It's dedication. It's sincerity. Give sincerity to a law. Give sincerity to the prophets of Salaam. Give sincerity to your leaders. If they do good, even if they're not Muslim, but they were calling to a good thing. You have to cooperate in what is good.
The prophet SAW Salaam did it before Islam came in a famous treaty and I don't want to keep going because it's turned into a lecture. I'm sorry. It's not read. Sister. That's a great question you had and
you caught me actually trying to sneak out a question.
succumb the low self monitor was Salaam Alaikum