Channel: Yusuf Estes
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had everything you ever wanted and still did not find inner peace?
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala alihi wa sahbihi manesh la ilaha illallah wa Taala ecolo Bashar Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen hula de Jana muslimeen?
Did you think this was gonna be an English?
My name is Yousef, can you say us the
first time you get it right? All these years, my wife still pronounces it useless.
Could be a speech in peppermint, I'm not real sure about that, oh, that
was great to be with all of you here in Dubai, this is a good chance for all of us to come together for the sake of getting true knowledge out about a very important subject. And what a better place to do it than knowledge village make sense.
And along the way, they said, let's talk about the chaos that's happening around the world, and how we can deal with that as Muslims in the west of all places. We were just talking about that with the folks from the Dubai television. And one of the things that we were talking about the suppose we took a microphone and a camera went out to the streets, you know, like Chicago, New York, Miami, something like this, you know, and you walk up to people, you say, look, I want you to finish this sentence for me. I'm going to give you just a short little sentence, give me one word, the end of the sentence. You choose the word
all Muslims are.
Now what do you think they're gonna say?
peace loving individuals?
Or ask them.
Islam is finished the sentence Islam is, is?
Yet at the same time, and I'm talking about the news, today's news, because we have a news website that we've been running for the past several years.
Presenting news from our point of view news that we need to know about.
And one of the things that's in today's news right now is about a man,
an elder man who is charged with I forget how many cases of rape,
many cases of rape.
And they said likely would be a lot more except it's passed the statute of limitations. In other words, after so many years, you can't bring it up against somebody in no matter what they did. Except I think murder.
And this man, very old. Imagine this
cut down on the number of rapes after he had his last heart attack.
And this morning, they found him dead
Well, that was all it was. That's not even mainstream news anymore. Except the fact that his son is also being charged in a murder case of his girlfriend being strangled to death in the bathtub, after she told him she was gonna leave him. And the question that they have, and this was the all the talk shows, you know, the talking heads, the here's the question they have,
whether or not this is very important, whether or not this is a genetic thing, you know, that it runs in the family.
It's pretty chaotic, to me to imagine that that's the only thing you care about, in the face of how many women been violated up here. What about that? And what about the family of the victims, especially this girl has just been murdered.
The direction that our news is taking bothers me a lot, because it seems like they may be in intentionally, maybe unintentionally, they missed the main point.
Let me give you a couple other examples that are hitting a lot closer to home. When we find in some places in the West, that if a lady is seen following the Sharia while a man for that matter, they want to arrest them. Have you heard about this? Murfreesboro, Tennessee just a couple of weeks ago tried to pass a law. If anybody is following Sharia they could be arrested.
And we were wondering right away, what did they mean by that? And that was if I pray five times a day and go to jail.
And why all of a sudden shatter? Yeah, is a bad word to them.
What's going on with that?
Now you can have a long beard, you know? Cuz all the hillbillies and all the guitar bangers, okay, they got long beard. So that's okay. That's not a big problem. But if the lady wants to cover up, especially if she wants to cover a face, okay, that's it.
That's it, man. What are you covering your face for?
You better have a doctor's written excuse to cover your face.
But she wants to uncover stuff. And that's all right. In fact, we like to encourage that little bit.
And I really feel strongly about this because I grew up with women livers all around me. Okay, I was raised by my mom and sisters. So I understand their point of view.
And one of the things really bothers me, is the way that men try to sell women on the idea that, hey, what we're doing is good for you uncover some more stuff.
It's good for you.
Selling makeup, clothes, or whatever you wore last month is no good anymore. You got to have new stuff to show off to show off to show up. Because if you don't look right, we're not going to approve the you. Everything for a woman has to be her Look, she has to look good. Or she's an outcast. That's it.
And God forbid that she should have any kind of infirmity, something like let's say she is missing one eye. Okay, that's it.
All itchy limbs when she walks?
was all about looks nothing else. Nothing else.
Is that a problem?
I think that is maybe one of the major problems that we've gotten the West is judging people only on this. And so superficial, it's worse than superficial, it's artificial.
And they joke about it.
Like it's a funny subject. But at the same time, they get real serious. If a woman chooses to cover ourselves up.
Now, it's the same time, there are legitimate complaints against what some Muslim men do. There's no doubt about that. If a man is beating up his wife or family, obviously, that's not Islam to start with. But it shouldn't have been associated with religion, but rather the lack of it or in opposition to it, in reality. So from our point of view, as Muslims, we're seeing something today
that we have a difficulty in relating back to the time of our Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, almost Well, in fact, anything and everything you want to know about how to live as a human being is covered by Islam, in the Quran, the Hadith, the teachings, the things that our scholars have shown us how to use what's been sent down from Almighty Allah, how you can recognize how to use that to live as a better contributing citizen in your community, we know that have the left that we have it. And in some places I visit, you actually see people putting it together, and doing something with it moving forward, progressing using what they call modernity. I don't know if that's real word or not,
but they use it. And in any case, we see this in some places, and Muslims following Islam right alongside of it. The problem is the way the West is distorted this picture, to the extent that words like Sharia, Islam, and Muslim, bring bad vibes even before we get into the subject.
You can't even get into the subject without somebody being upset already.
At the time of our profits on online, there was some, there were those who very much denied the message with which he came. There's no doubt about that.
As a matter of fact, you'll probably remember this better than I will, because I'm reading a lot of this stuff in English.
But I think it was right after the message comes to the prophets of Salaam that he calls all the tribes out, you know, when he stands on the little noldor, the little small hill, whatever, and he starts calling Benny so and so. Yeah, Benny philon. Come on guys, and all the tragic, okay, what's going on what's going on? Because the way he was doing it is this exact same way that when there's an emergency, you know, a big emergency, maybe somebody's coming to attack you right. So they
We're out there what's what's what's going on? And who's calling us.
Oh, it's Mohammed. And look at the title they gave me, a Saudi. He's the truthful one. We trust anything he says, is a trustworthy one. Okay, so if he's saying something, it's gonna be big. Let's get over there. Hmm. And when they get there, what often? He said, If I told you behind me, is it drive this coming to fight us? You know, an army is over here and they're coming at us. Would you believe me? They said, Yeah, you're never lying to ever
get the swords on, ready to go. He said,
then I had bear witness to you that there's only one deity, one God, worthy of any worship. And I'm his messenger to you.
And right away, they understood exactly what he said. He was telling them you have to give up.
This filthy habit of worshipping these statues and idols.
Give up these false notions, you know, the things that people worship other than a law. In other words, we have a bumper sticker that says it, worship the Creator, not his creations. And they rejected it. For the most part, almost everybody there rejected the message on the spot. Some of their his own relatives, some of his own uncle's turned against him and even Kirsty for bringing this message the way that he did.
They didn't like that,
because he hit home. And in some of the things that they did, to follow up on that story a little bit, you know, that they posted people at the entrances to the valley where they live, just in case these folks would be coming from out of town to come to worship there. This is a center of worship in those days.
still is today for us in and these people would be coming and when they come to those passages in the mountains. they'd find somebody there Tom Warner, be careful. When you get there, be careful of this guy Muhammad, he's a magician or he's a, you know, soothsayer. Maybe he's going to work on your brain. He's going to implant notions in your mind. Be careful, be careful, warring against him. Yeah. magician,
poet, different names that they tried to attribute to him.
But above all, they wanted people to disbelieve in his message.
But what hit me a few weeks ago when I was thinking about this,
of all the things that they did, and said to him for that first 10 years, you remember how hard those first 1012 years were really tough on them.
Of all the things that they said and did. I don't recall them ever being called terrorists.
You know why?
Because they were the brunt of the attacks, they were the ones who were being put upon, they were the ones who were being attacked by everybody else. So it'd be kind of hard to label these guys as terrorists after you kick them and leave them in the dirt, you know.
But this is the label that we've got today around the world.
In this shot, hear that word EU.
At the same time, in Tennessee, when they're trying to pass the law, by the way, they didn't get it through, they had to change the wording. Instead of saying Sharia, they changed the word to terrorism, as those those were interchangeable words, at the same time that was going on Did you know there was a group in Australia, a group of Muslims trying to pass something they're about Muslim should follow a kind of Sharia that's more modern or modified to suit the rulers of the time in their area. What does that mean?
What you and I face as Muslims
is a lack of proper knowledge. And then that which is being put out being very twisted.
And oftentimes things are being represented as Islamism that has nothing to do with Islam or opposes Islam.
So what we can do about this,
because I learned a long time ago, in business, you never present a problem unless you're prepared to offer a solution for it.
Because there was no benefit in your talk. You either come up with something to solve it before you open your mouth, or keep your mouth closed.
It's not exactly like the Hadeeth but there is a Hadith of the Prophet salaallah salaam when he said manconi meaning below Leon Acker yaku higher?
Oh yes mood that the one that believes in alone the last day, either say good or be quiet
And that's a good habit that I want to encourage myself to practice as well. And what we're saying here is that there is a problem.
But immediately there is a solution. If we recognize the problem, then it should be the problem will help us solve it. What do we recognize? Well, first of all, we recognize that we're Muslims, and we're scattered all over the world. We're not just here in Dubai, we're not just here in the Arabian Peninsula. We're not just in Turkey and Pakistan. But in fact, Muslims are all over the entire world. For the past few years, we have traveled I'm talking by myself and others working with me on the goddess TV project. We have traveled all the way from the northernmost part of the world, Trump's in Norway, the most northern Masjid in the world, to the most southern Masjid in the world,
we've visited to New Zealand, in Australia, and to
what's South Africa. And these, massage it and everything in between have the same common thing. And what it is, it's the worship of one God, asking him to give us the guidance.
It sounds pretty simple. The complication always comes in is how people interpret that.
And those who have the least amount of knowledge oftentimes want to make the most noise about it.
This is why it's critical for us, all of us to take the responsibility to have facilities that provide the correct knowledge to people who we feel can really assimilate it and get it out to the other people.
In other words, no more homegrown moms guys, just jump up one day, and hey, I had a revelation, I saw that in Christianity a lot guys make up their own religions and go out, break off from the mainstream. And suddenly they feel like they're going to give you a new message. Like the guy who just told us the end of the world was going to be last week.
He would say that's what it is in the world was last week. Where are we?
in what's really sad about it is, according to the monotheistic religions, we're talking about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all of us who agree that if we followed our book anyway, that for sure there will be a day of reckoning, there is going to be a last day. But in the meantime, there's going to be a lot of wars and rumors of wars, you're going to be a lot of liars out there, a lot of false prophets making a lot of weird predictions. And this is what we keep seeing again and again, so that when the real Jesus is here, peace be upon him, then, very few people are gonna be able to recognize this from all the lies, and all the twisted thinking. And our sincerest desire is to join
with Jews, Christians, and Muslims. On the day that Jesus comes and be real believers. We hope Allah will guide all of us this is, this is a beautiful message.
But when is it going to get out to the west?
Uh, hamdulillah. You know how happy it makes me feel to be here to be able to save these things that no, it's getting out here. We just wish it would like trickle over. And this is why we opened the television channel. Now on the first day of this year, January 1, Allah blessed us with our own satellite. We are now broadcasting 24 hours a day, the message of the Hillel along with some very good teachers and preachers and presenters of Islam.
I didn't do anything a lot did it. So we say a lower bar.
He did it. I prayed for it. That's about really all I can claim. And a lot of brothers and sisters sacrifice to make it happen. But look how much more blessing came without me doing anything. I didn't do it. They sent it to me in a statement from the other broadcasters that we were picked up by two other satellites and now we're on three satellites and we're not even six months old.
That is something to be happy about.
So instead of just 50 60,000 now over to 200,000 Yeah, 200,000 homes are watching the channel right now while I'm sitting here. Imagine that.
And we didn't do anything extra, except more.
One of the things that we did when we started it was we said we have to
Focus on what real Islam is in English language. So our motto is presenting true Islam in Simple English, making sure our presenters are able to discuss in English is simple as they would in any other language, being sure that they had a good foundation and well grounded in what the real basics of Islam teach, not in things that that may have been picked up by traditions or cultures, in other countries and so on.
Of course, that narrowed the number of people that you could talk to, you know what I'm saying really quick. But some of you have probably seen it on we have speakers who have been with us for a while, and some new ones that we're training at the same time. But we realized something else. We realized that if we charge money to subscribe to it, the only people are going to watch are the ones who already believe it.
Makes sense. I mean, you know, why would somebody who hates Islam, scared of Islam, afraid of Islam, want to even pay $15 a month to subscribe to a channel, an extra channel, you know that they're getting on the cable or the dish? Why would they want to pay any extra money?
I'll give you extra money if you get them to leave.
we said no, we're not going to charge any subscription. Okay. Now, right away. The broadcaster's I'm talking about the satellite owners are saying, so how you going to pay us?
What kind of commercials are you going to be running on there? And how often how many minutes of commercials that you're going to run every 59 minutes and 59 seconds? Because I had a balance it out? And when I said no, I don't want any commercials?
Well, commercials could compromise the message. Think about it. Somebody comes to you and says look here,
our company, we distribute, let's say meat all across the United States. And we don't want you talking about what's Hillel and haram and the meat business.
Just leave it alone.
Oops, now. And any speaker you get on there, you edit out if he brings up the subject of the Bihar, cut this guy out? Then what would you do?
Even if I hold an opposing view, we can't even open the discussion.
Because you lose a major sponsor, somebody that's advertising, maybe doing four or $500,000 a month in advertising? And you're going to just tell him, Hey, take a walk.
And what about some of the other areas? clothing, for instance, that could be a big problem. Makeup when we just talked about what the cosmetic industry is done to the ladies.
And then, on top of that, consider that one of the biggest subjects of all, and you guys are familiar with it here, Finance?
What's the subject of finance in Islam? Come on, guys.
for us, we said, I want other channels. By the way, I want Muslim channels all over America. Do you know if they want to take advertising subscriptions? I hope they do. Because they have to have funding to keep going. But for us, for us, the new Muslims who come to Islam and realize the importance of the pure message of Islam has to get to the people. For us. No subscriptions, no advertising. So that's what we came up with so far. It's not easy. Because the third option, and this is an option they sent us from the satellite company when we started number one. subscriptions, number two advertisers. Number three, it was a very sarcastic, deep pockets.
That's what it said.
And I felt like well, maybe we don't have deep pockets, but we have a lot of pockets. And we began talking to so many of the brothers and sisters across America, United States in Canada. And do you know what? Within one year, from the little 20 $30 donations, one little boy donates $1 every month? Yeah. But from that we were able to get started. Believe it or not. And you might think well, I didn't think Muslims would really follow through. Neither did I.
Especially because I tried for six years before that, and didn't see anything. It wasn't until we went to the Hadith of the Prophet sallallaahu salaam. Keep in mind I told you when I started that every
single thing that you want to find an answer to is in Islam. The problem is we don't look enough. That's the problem. But there's a hoodie, ritual salon loving salon, a meaning of English when he said
that Allah, oh my God, the Creator and sustainer the universe, he loves
that the thing, so much charity and good deeds, he loves the thing, which is done regularly.
Even if it's small,
more than the thing, which is big, but it's only done once.
And so let me try that. I tried everything else.
And so we started talking about the city and pushing it and asking the brothers, whatever you do, just before you do it regularly, because Allah will bless us. And they did. And a lot did. And we got to jump.
So my message really for you today is if you want to solve this problem of the chaos that we see around us every day, go back to your Lord. Go back to the one that created you in the first place. And start like I did 20 years ago when I put my head on the ground and said those magic words
And once said every day in our salon. Dena, Dena Serato, Mr. Key guidance, guidance, guidance. And by the way,
that's why we named it guide us TV.
Some people said we called it guide us TV.
It was a library.
me again. All right.
I was gonna kidney.
But you're cuter.
So again, back to the
format. There's three mics.
One from the right, center left now. Do question and answers.
Yes. Okay. Can they just like give me the answers? And I'll guess what the question was?
No, they do it on Jeopardy. You win trips and stuff like, No, I can't Was it worth it?
Please, brothers, sisters, respect this. Turn off your cell phones.
We mentioned that this finale Miami case I want to do like a shout out or something.
Hello, mom. Yeah, like that?
Definitely. You're the boss. I was also wondering something else too. If you guys don't mind, because this is going to be on television. Come Sunday. How many of you knew that? This is gonna be on TV. So if you don't mind, please make the questions real easy.
Enough. I look like I'm getting stuck. You know, just kind of like help me along.
All right, yes. Turn off your cell phones. basic questions and topic.
No hard questions. easy questions? Well, while you guys are getting your ideas together, can I tell you what one of the most common questions is?
Most people will ask me.
How did you get to Islam?
and some will be even more pointed than that. When I come up against the real hardshell Bible thumping Christian, you say? Why did you turn your back on Jesus? You know, well, to put your mind at ease, folks, number one, and don't think I've turned my back on anything. I tried to look even more forward. The review that I did have my Bible encouraged me more and more and more to look at this subject of what Islam was teaching because I wanted to disprove Islam. And certainly I felt like I'd be able to find is more mistakes in the Quran than I ever found in my Bible. But actually the opposite was true.
What I found in the Bible,
that matched up perfectly with what is being taught in the Quran
that Jesus never claimed to be a god. In fact, what I saw a clear claim that he said he was a servant of God. The word servant is in my translation of the Bible, that he is God's servant.
Or in Arabic, Abdullah
lucky that's the Muslims here. How many Muslims here number one you believe in the God of Adam and Abraham ratio.
Okay, that looks pretty
Much like all of us,
and we care a little bit further, and also believe in the God of Moses and the 10 commandments or all the commandments that came with Moses. Again, there we go.
Hope this guy's catching all that up there on this.
We call that the crane, right? They call this the crane.
We don't have one, I just take a real long tripod and swing it around in my hand make it look like it. Yeah. Anyway.
How about if I said, How many here actually believe in the miracle birth
that Miriam Mary had. And when she had a baby, she's not having any husband and no man touches her miracle birth of Jesus, and believe that Jesus is the complement to law, the word of a law, he's the mercy or Messiah, and that he's going to be back in the last days. Raise your hand.
Whoa, gay. And that's what most Christians don't know.
They don't know that. Now, all you need to do is
don't forget you. Nobody's gonna hear you but me. So you need to go to the microphone. If you have a brother has a question. Go ahead, sell them on the phone.
My name is casiano am coverted 40 years ago to Islam
from Yami inshallah hamdulillah.
My question is about the case today. Because the kills, kills gets chaotic out word m, is we know in apocalypse and and the Bible and the Quran have many, many topics talking about the end of the world and everything. So we feel honestly, we feel started.
We started it's already happening. So it's natural is normal. What is happening now in a word is normally something like was
we are waiting for this. So we know Sophie, we really bad will happen, Clara. So everything what's happening, what's happening Pakistan and everywhere. is not normal, something natural? That's my question is if this is something completely natural, you need to just accept
See, thank you so much.
Are we just saying in Spanish, it's clear what his question is. I want to ask you, how many of you know that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was questioned in a similar manner? When the angel jabril or Gabriel came to him? One of the questions he asked, When is the hour translating to common English today? When's the last day? When's it all going to be overweight? When is that? Our?
How many of you heard about that question? heard about it? Yeah. And what was the answer? Did he say it's gonna be on the 21st? of May to
know that was somebody else with it? No, actually, he said, the one being asked,
doesn't know any more than the one asking mean, and you don't know. I don't know. But the signs and this is one of the most famous of all of the deed, or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon this called the hadith of jabril. And here is something amazing, these two signs. The first sign is talking about when a woman is giving birth to her own master.
Now, when in the world, could you imagine it could happen?
The children are treating their own parents like slaves.
Yet, I was just in New York a few weeks ago at our new studios there. And I was amazed
at the way the youth treat their parents.
And then it hit me that describes exactly. Today, even when a child is in elementary, the primary school, they're already talking back to the parents, tell them things like shut up to the parents.
What are you gonna do? You can't make me this attitude. And then as they get older, as teens, get out of my face,
and disappear, don't come back for a couple of days. And when they do come back,
bad attitude. And then when they're maybe at the age of college or something like that, and I heard one say, I'm 18 years old now. I've had it with you. I've put up with you all my life.
This is a child talking to the mother.
I've had it with you
who carried the child inside of her, who's the one that gave birth in pain after pain after paint, who's the one that nurse that child from her own breast, who is the one that taught the child to walk and talk to have what even what we call the mother tongue coming from the mother teaching the child how to speak.
And let's don't even get into the change in the diapers and staying up all night long.
By the way, that's women's work right?
Now, according to Islam,
look at this. And then when the parents get old,
who says, oh, and I've seen it happen in our own family? Who is the one that says, Oh, I want the parents come stay with me. I want the reward. I want the reward from the Lord. I want that. No, no, no, no, no, the question becomes, who's going to help divvy up the payment so we can put them in old folks home, you got to pay your ship. Now I don't want to I put up with him all those years, I don't need them.
And then when they die, the immediate thing, actually, just before they die, when the doctor comes from I heard the doctor say this to some people
that your father has now reached a level of his quality of life is just not there. He doesn't know where he is. He doesn't know what he's doing.
So if he should need life support, you want us to give it to him or just let it go.
And if they said, Yeah, just let it go. We don't wanna waste the money, you know?
What is that?
And then when he dies?
Are they rushing in to take care of the body and be sure it's buried properly? Or they can't wait to read the will?
And immediately contest it because they didn't feel like they got enough.
Yeah, I saw
a very sweet old lady so sweet. She used to cook for them. Even when she was old by living as a widow by herself. They would go over to her house on Sunday, let her do all the cooking and washing and cleaning, and then
disregard until Mother's Day and then they would bring some roses, some chocolate candy, and that was it.
That sounds like slavery to me. What do you think?
But this is the one that really got me. The second sign that the prophet SAW Islam talked about
when he said, when the poor Arab living in the desert, you know, the economy, Bedouin
when they are competing with each other, to build tall buildings in the desert.
And I heard that that's happening somewhere.
I don't have solid evidence, but I've heard
When I was in Saudi a couple years ago,
I was standing right by a building had the name of one family on it.
And they were telling me, you know, it's everything's for lease it's empty, is a real tall building. And there was another building going across the street. They were constructing it with all the cranes and everything going had the name of another family on it. And it happened this one was related to the family or something. And I said,
this building's empty. Yeah, they can't find anybody to put in. So why are you building this one? It says so to be taller.
That's it. Yeah.
So you have a taller empty building than they have.
And these are signs in less days. And we're sitting here laughing.
What's really interesting is some of the other Heidi's
Shane McCarthy with us right now. It probably knows a lot more about it than I do. But for sure. Some of the other studies that I read about the last days and the signs are even as amazing like when you will be talking to trying to communicate with the animals of the sea. And you watch him talking to the dolphins. Have you seen those programs? And they're hooking up with the BBB BBB?
What do you say Oh, talk to the dolphin. These same people that won't talk to their mother on Mother's Day.
And in the same idea that mentions
that your extremities would talk to you.
You're like you hold something in your hand, you're talking to out, let me take this call and I'll be right back when you say.
And then it says, and your side will inform you of what's happening in your house, even though you're away.
You know, those pages that tell you what's going on, don't forget, bring home a loaf of bread or Yeah.
This is 1400 years ago before they even had electricity. Hmm.
So many predictions. And we're not talking about looking for it in the future. We're talking about in the past tense, how many years ago did those come? So how close is this last day? That was an excellent question. But the one being asked doesn't know any more than
they will have another question. We'll take a question from the middle from the sisters right now. Oh, there's sisters up here. Okay. And salaam aleikum? wa rahmatullah. They got a lot of lights in my eyes. I can see of them just start sister. Sorry. I've just got a quick question about the sign that you mentioned. And I've seen it in the Quran. In the translation, sorry, the the extra bit
what I saw was in the English translation, so I'm not sure the exact words that the Prophet use Salaam Salaam. And so what what I read was The shepherd shepherds of the Red Red camels who will compete against building the tallest buildings to that effect. So I was having this conversation, the same one, somebody chose different words to say the same. Okay, so the conversation that I had with someone else, and basically said,
it didn't say Arabs, what do they mean by shepherds of red camels? It doesn't say the word Arabs. And the claim was that we twist the words to suit our needs. And it didn't say our abs but we will make it sound like it said something that's applicable today. I'd like to hear your comments on that. Yeah, really good idea to do you know, the Arabic language system? No, I don't. Okay, first thing you want to do have a website for all of you who would like to know the Arabic language, it's called Arabic in english.com. it you can go there and check it out. And see how we begin right from the very beginning showing you how to use the English language. To learn the Arabic You don't have
to know Arabic to learn Arabic, you can just start out right away. That's number one. The second thing is that you are right in what you said that people will interpret something. And the word Bedouin it very clearly defines the people of the desert. This is not used anywhere else. And when the word Arab is used, it's clear that you mean IRA. So all you have to do is just take the Hadith, and just read it in Arabic and you hear the words for yourself. I think that's the best way to answer your question. Okay, thank you, sister. Question from the left side. Brother, please. Salaam Alaikum. See you soon. My name is Faisal. I'm from Malaysia. First of all, I would like to send the
greetings regards from my children a big fan of yours. Unfortunately, they cannot come today.
But anyway, the we always watch your programs on YouTube and neaten it quite frequently. And the question that my children or my wife keep on asking me, I mean, why? What makes you choose Islam? I mean, what attracts you to Islam to begin with? I mean, it's probably long time ago. Yeah.
There's a lot
of appreciate that very much. And tell everybody back in Malaysia, big salon from us. And
I was in Malaysia only once. And while I was there, I had some of the best treatment you could ever ever even imagine. It was really great. And my daughter was with me over there, too. We had just, we had a great time we did.
I like the way to that the again is a Muslim country that's not so closed minded, you know, to shut down everything just give everybody a chance. Because while we were there, we found that the Muslims and Christians live in beside each other in a very nice way. That was that was appreciated. And even some commercial things that we we found from back home while we were in Malaysia, I got to eat at Bubba Gump shrimp, and more. Yeah, on the left. But the question about me coming to Islam really isn't the topic today. So if I could, I just like to refer to it briefly and tell you where you can get the whole story if that's okay. Because it takes approximately 47 minutes if I leave it
Some of the best jokes.
I think that if I had to narrow it down to one thing, what was the most influential thing? To me?
would be proof? Because the question comes like this to me, what do you have in your religion that I don't have. Because if your religion is better than mine, I will leave mine and go to yours. That's what I was told by the Muslim I was trying to convert, I was trying to convert a Muslim to go to Christianity.
Now, when he said that I said, God, this guy's on the hook, really mean? because number one, you don't have to pray five times a day to be a Christian.
Number two, you don't have to pass the whole month and back. You don't have to pass that off. Three, you don't have to be sick. Was that? And you don't have to make a pilgrimage anywhere to be your question. Is this what you believe? That's it? That's it.
Then he finished the sentence. He said, I'll go to your religion of it's better my religion.
But you need proof.
proof. No, religion is about faith, brother. It's not about proof. Faith.
He said, in Islam, we have faith. But we have proof.
Without thinking of what I was saying, I looked at me right now. And I said, you need to sit there and tell me as a Muslim, you can prove there's God.
He said, Do you mean to sit there and tell me as a preacher for Christianity that you can't.
Now, there are Christian scientists that offer very good evidences, I just wasn't one of them. So don't get the idea that there's no proof in monotheism, because there definitely is. But it was something that really woke me up.
The proofs that you find in the Old Testament, New Testament that God exists,
are very much supported by and augmented by the on, and what's been revealed with it, as well. In fact, in the many years that I studied the two books side by side,
almost two and a half years, I can honestly say that there's nothing in the Bible that contradicts the teachings of the Quran,
except where the Bible contradicts itself.
And from that, from that, I was able to realize that and now all I got to do is prove some mistakes in the Quran. And I got it made. So I started reading it. As I went through it, I kept seeing more and more things that I liked.
But I kept pushing to find out something in here. That's going to be contradictory. It has to be, there has to be. This is a man made book. That was my mind anyway at the time. So there's going to be a mistake.
Couldn't find it
went all the way through back to about the 20 hour man, I guess it was about the 2627 juicer that we're on. And when I got back there, I realized, Hey, this is not going like I thought it would. And then I came across the verse that said, will mount Calico gin Orleans?
And then it hit me I said, Well, what then what else in the world? Would you say about the monotheistic faith if it isn't that statement? And Allah said, the meaning in English, that he did not create the jinn and mankind except for worship, the worship of one God without any partners, no images, no statues, no. vainglorious statements just believe in God and obey his commandments.
What was the biggest problem that I faced
I never wanted to admit I was wrong.
The problem that I had when I was in business, I didn't like to admit that. It was a problem I had in my family life. I didn't like to admit when I was wrong. That's a hard thing for some people to say. I was wrong. I made a mistake.
But that was a real turning point in my life, because if I didn't do it, I realize then I'm going to continue in the same mess. So that was the hardest thing. But once I put my head on the ground,
in the same direction, I'd been watching this Muslim pray for three months.
And I really opened my mind and my heart and I just sit there like this God. guide me
Luna raised up my head.
I know it
really is God.
And it's not about outside effects. It's about the inside. And it might even answer our question for today about the chaos. Because we look around us and Oh, look at that problem over there, this problem over there, and when is the end of the world owes burning the Quran, somebody did this over there, why? But we don't want to look inside and see what we're wrong. We don't want to really admit to our mistakes, we don't really want to deal with the fact
Because when a person says the Shahada,
they are negating any other form of worship,
commitment of the heart, because you've given it all to the Lord above.
Because when somebody says that with sincerity, this is the big thing, this is the really big thing. Maybe you don't see it, move mountains and shake the earth and cause tidal waves and tsunamis.
But that's really what's happening.
Ash had do
en la ilaha illa LA, I bear witness here now right here in Dubai, that there is nothing worthy of my worship,
except one God
without any partners.
is less than his final sermon, slave and messenger.
We'll take a question from the sister Simon, just before we start,
just like to know how many non Muslim guests do we have? If you could just please put your hands up?
Don't be scared [???]less This doesn't bite.
Okay, I would encourage our guests to you know, come forward and ask some questions. If you feel comfortable. We have any of our guests with us today. And first of all, we welcome you very much. And we appreciate your courage to come out here with all these terrorists, Muslims.
A bomb classes tomorrow night.
They say you can only say once.
But seriously, we would really like to have your questions because this gives us an opportunity to see where you're coming from. And it gives you a chance to explore and find out what some of the answers are to the concerns. Usually, the questions that I get most from the universities where I visit and deal with the subject of the treatment of people, what is the treatment of non Muslims? What's the treatment of women? What is the treatment of subjects like in war and things like that? So if you don't mind, I'd like to answer the question you didn't ask, but I'll throw it out there for you. And that is what does Islam say about the way we treat others? Well, first of all, God
Almighty makes it very, very clear with a word in Arabic, it's love them, love them. Allah says he never does love them. God never does them. And he forbids us to do it. And that's usually translated the English as aggressive or transgressive oppression.
And certainly terrorism is one of those that fits under that category. So we are commanded in the Quran to fight against any form of moon car. And moon car is again, a large umbrella underneath which you will also find
acts of aggression and terrorism.
We find in the Quran, clearly, an order for the Muslims to aggressively go out and fight against acts that you would describe as terrorism's which under another general term are used in Arabic, fitna
and fight against fitna until a luz Jean can, I think we're translated as can be openly displayed. It's very clear.
And if you understand that, you can see that the only time that Muslims are allowed to engage in active combat
is in the support of what Islam teaches. And to prevent that teaching from being destroyed.
But never as the aggressor to go in and take away other people's rights, because that would be an exact contradiction to the meaning.
You cannot violate people's rights. Human Rights in Islam is one of the big attractions that I've found after I got into Islam. And it still interests me very much 20 years later to see so many of the things that we have today that we're so proud of in the West. But Islam came with that long ago, long before the Geneva Convention. Actually, long before there was a place called Geneva.
Islam is coming with some very beautiful teachings.
For instance, how do you treat your enemies?
Now, in a sense, we find that in the New Testament, that you should be, you know, even kind to your enemies, but not in the sense that Islam clearly spells it out. When you've captured people that were trying to kill you.
You captured them, you got them right now, you cannot abuse them.
You can't chop off their body parts can't kill them.
Can't stand them up on a box with a hood over their head and two wires hooked to their fingers. And I didn't mean anything by that.
Or did I
show the things that we see being violated today, by some countries against the Geneva Convention?
Long ago were forbidden for Muslims to do.
Look at this.
In general, if the enemy subject alone for a minute, just talk but in general, your neighbor.
Our Prophet peace be upon him said he's not a believer who fills his stomach up and goes to sleep at night, while his neighbor's stomach remains empty.
That's kind of scary when you consider how much food we eat every day.
That's kind of scary when you consider that how many neighbors we have. So the companions and followers of Muhammad they asked him, Well, who is my neighbor?
He said, 40
in any direction.
For sure, that's one of the Sooners are the ways of Mohammed that most of us have left off. We really have
we don't really concern ourselves about our neighbors like we used to.
And I hope that we'll come back to that. I mean, another thing about the treatment of people in Islam
is the responsibility that we have to share this message with them.
Not to Prost allies.
No, not to convert. No, but to share the information in a way they can understand it. And make it easy for them
to know understand and if they like to accept this message of believing in one God and doing what he wants you to do.
And of course, that's the area that I try to work in every day. But again, this is something that we've forgotten about. We say okay, hey, I'm a Muslim. You're a Hindu or your whatever.
blackened Dino kumala Deen. And that wasn't how that was intended at all.
That verse that says to you your way and me my way, was when people are coming to make fun of you to attack you to basically hurt your feelings, okay, you deliver a message.
And if they don't like it, okay, then then is when you tell them you worship what you worship, our worship or our worship, you know, and if you you don't want what we got, okay? We don't want that either. So have a nice day, bow worship your toys, or whatever you want to do.
The treatment now is I want to get more specific the treatment of your relatives.
How important is it for a man to treat his wife in a good way?
And again, if you said Well, I know Muslims don't treat their wives very good. Well, for sure he's gonna get he's gonna be charged for that on the Day of Judgment without a doubt.
But the lady in Islam is clearly giving some very big rights that they never had before the Quran was revealed.
Because the verse starts out with the word Rachel, Rachel is male
males. This is in chapter four verse 34 in the Quran.
aneesa News where a lot of said the males have the responsibility over the females. And he said it like this because you gave him the One Power that he didn't give to the other one. So you got the power, you got the Muslim, get out there and get it to work.
And bring it home.
And how many of us forget this? In Islam? The man is responsible for the house, who makes the house payments if you rent a house or who has the Bible school, the man
food, clothing, medical education, who's responsible to take care of the lady and make sure she has all these things? This is in the Quran. Ooh, males.
So how much? Suppose the lady has some wealth? Maybe she inherited it?
Maybe she has a career or whatever? What percentage should she pay? And this was asked to me by a dear friend of mine one time, what percentage should my wife be paying out of her salary?
For our place where we live?
When I said zero,
he looked at me like her.
You know, she quit her job just right after that.
But that's the beautiful thing that a lot of women they don't realize is Lamb has given her the thing she'd always wanted. You know?
What's mine is mine. What's yours?
And what about the treatment of the parents we spoke about that a minute ago about the children in slaving their parents. Look at this one. Now keep in mind at the time this came in the Arab desert, a woman was like the lowest scum there was to these men, they treated them terrible.
There was no limit on how many wives you gotta get out. There was no limit on the way that he could treat her either. He could beat them up, they can kick him around, nobody said anything. And the worst of all, many of them would take a newborn daughter to the desert and bury or live in a burning sand
and consider that macho.
One of the very first things that Islam was dealing with after the Great belief
was to stop this practice of mistreating women.
And when we talk about rights I want to wrap this answer up with this statement from the Prophet peace be upon when we talk about rights. A man came to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and said, after a laws rights um, you know, Allah has the right to be worshipped alone, without partners, and the Prophet has the right to be followed.
As opposed to following Obama or somebody else. Follow your profit.
So after a lawn is messenger who has the first rights on me, the most bright Tommy
What did he say? Ladies?
I knew that ladies knew this one.
Nice and now remember, you don't have microphones. You're on TV. Let's hear it again. After a Lauren is messenger who has the most rights on me, your mother and then hope your mother and then who? Your mother and then maybe your father knows his his father.
So this was something really strange. This saying coming from him is like
what women have right? My mother, my mother, my mother, why is this emphasis coming like this? And sure enough, the women were finally freed from a very oppressive regime. I want to use that word in a sentence tonight. Nothing to do with recent events in Egypt or something like that.
So I think that that's a very good question, and certainly something that I encourage all non Muslims, that you don't know a lot about Islam, look for what is human rights in Islam? And if you start reading more people chopping off hands and fingers and heads and necks and all the rest of it. Check another website. maybe just maybe there's a little something askew on that answer.
Thank you for the question.
On the sister side we have an Salam aleikum.
wa rahmatullah Go ahead, sister. We have a sister we would like to take her Shahada, Masha Allah
We have you said we have a latest raid to accept
Israel. Yes, yes. Yes.
Okay. Okay. Oh, what's your name? My name is Vanessa. Vanessa. Okay, is anybody explained to you that the most important thing in Islam is we believe there's only one God and he has no partners. Did you understand that? Yeah, many people, many sisters told me about that. Okay, and we believe that Mohammed is the last messenger but we also believe in all the other messengers as well that they explain that Yeah, the Adam, Abraham, Moses, David, and for sure Jesus Christ peace be upon him they explained all of that. They are just missing a mean
as profits, right? Yeah, this is this is very important and we believe in them as prophets. Not gods are sons of gods. Okay. So and you're ready now to begin to live the life of a Muslim trying your best to obey what Almighty Allah wants you to do. Yes, I'm totally ready. totally ready, okay. All right, then. You want to do it in English first and then inshallah God Willing will do it in the Arabic language what Texas Arabic but it'll be close. Okay.
Okay, just repeat after me.
I swear, I swear. There is no god to worship. There's no God to worship except one God, except one good. Allah, Allah. And I swear in a swear Muhammad is His Messenger. Muhammad is His Messenger.
And now inshallah we'll do the Arabic. I'll go slow and just repeat what you hear. Ash had do asht haddou and La, La ilaha illa Allah illallah wa, wa, Ash had to
Now, thank you, brother, you did a good job on that. And we're real proud of you. I think I should mention to you, and I'm sure they will tell you but for the record, when anybody enters into Islam, in sincerity insincerity on that point, and at that time, in that place, Allah removes every single sin that they ever committed. So this means you're just like when you came forth out of your mother, it means you have no sins at all, you're like newborn. And this was the expression used in the past by other prophets, explaining to people when you accept this, you will be like newborn. So your newborn in Islam, this mean, you didn't convert, actually, you reverted because this is the natural
state of a child when they're born as well. Innocent without sin, and certainly, inshallah God willing, still lots of good deeds that you have, because a lot took away only the bad ones, and purified all your other deeds, your actions, and now you have all of that working for you. There's another bonus that goes with this. And that is that you now have direct connect, Direct Connect, and you're not going to have to worry about running out of minutes, or the battery going dead. Because the law is always ready to take your dog your petition to him, your prayers to him, all you have to do is ask him in in your heart, and he's going to accept that. And on top of that, you have another
thing that really helps charge your batteries up. He wants you to do this five times a day. And it's called an Arabic salah and Salah related to another word in Arabic, which means connection. So this is inshallah your connection with God. You want to keep that up every day that they'll help you with that sisters will explain it to you. But there's another area that I need to warn you about. Because you just said I believe a lot tells us in chapter 29 verses two and three of the Quran for uncle boo. Do the people think they're going to be left alone just because they said I believe and they're not going to be put into a big calamity or fitna.
Just as I put the people before them. This is a lot of talking. He's saying just as the people before them were put into this big calamities. And so this is to show who are the real truthful and who are the liars. So even though you're going to be tested, even though you're going to experience some difficulty, I want you to
Remember, this is just from a law and you need to be patient. And remember this, but in American history Yusra in a model three user, rarely after difficulty comes to ease, for sure, for sure, for sure, after any difficulty allow will bring ease. So be patient with the tests that Allah gives you. And finally, this one little piece of advice, and kind of a notification really, the biggest fitna, or difficulty that most new Muslims receive is other Muslims.
We're sorry about that in advance, but that's the reality. That's what you're up against. While we're on this subject of people accepting Islam, is there anybody else that feels like this is a good time for them to say, Shahada? We have somebody else it feels strong. You want to do that? Okay, if you'd like to go over to the microphone.
Anybody else would like to join him? Do we have some other sisters? Here? Brothers over here? Anybody else?
How about this? Some of us? We claim were Muslim because we got the name Mohammed Abdullah. But maybe you know what I'm saying maybe there's a lot been a little bit weak for the past 20 years.
And some things are kind of missing and you feel kind of good about making your shot. I want you to think about that. real serious. Well, we help our brother here now. Tell us your name, brother. My name is Angel. Angel is Angel from Philippines.
you don't have any wings. Okay. That's cool.
Did anybody explained to you about our belief as Muslim we believe there's really only one God? Yes. of Adam. Yes, God of Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Jesus.
And also Muhammad peace be upon Yes. And also that we have an I didn't mention that for the sister, but I'll mention it to you. We have six areas of things that we believe in. First of all, we believe in the law.
And we believe in the angels.
And we believe in the books, all of the books came from Allah, we believe that although we don't accept if they're translated, okay, so the original books that came from Allah, and we believe in all these prophets, who came as real prophets of God, and then we believe in the Day of Resurrection that all people will be brought back on the Day of Judgment.
Along with that, we also believe in the cutter or predestination, that everything is under his control. He never loses control. It's always there. He's got this control over everything. So they explain that to you. Yes. And you're ready to accept that? Yes, I accept it already before. Okay. Now is the gentleman right behind you there? Is he ready to accept that tell us your name? So my brother, my brother, your brother? What's his name? Boss?
bas? bas bas? bas? Ba s? b.
b a s? We Arabs can't say that letter B as
base b upon you.
Yeah, peace and peace in Angel.
Your parents had something in mind for you from the beginning guys. You're in good shape. He's an angel. Mashallah. Okay.
We ready? Yes, sir. English first, I swear both of you the same time I swear. I swear, I swear. There's no God to worship. There is no god doors, except one God, except one God, Allah. Allah, Allah. And I swear, and I swear, Muhammad is His Messenger. Muhammad is His Messenger. Ash had you
on La la la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la la. Y.
Un Mohammed, Mohammed Rasulullah rasulillah Allahu Akbar.
By the way, when this is all over with guys, keep your eye on these fellas here because you're gonna want to do a lot of hugging. You know what I'm saying? But no brothers, not the girls.
We get these guys. Mashallah. don't have anybody else who is accepting this notion that we just were talking about that. They're really
is one God. And we need to do what he wants us to do on his terms according the way we learned it from Muhammad. Anybody else like to do that? Now?
You remember what I said, The hardest thing for me to do was to admit I was wrong. Don't let that be the thing that stops you from getting the paradise. If you feel like you need to do your Shahada, don't let this intimidate you. Do it. Nobody knows if they'll even wake up in the morning. So that's, that's really an important consideration. Keep that in mind.
Okay, you have any other questions? Yes. Question. It is another question from the sister side. I'm just telling you on behalf of the sister.
She's a she's a French lady. She's our sister in humanity. And she would like to ask how do I believe in God? She was a Christian before, but she has been raised by her parents as a question. But she's not a Christian since the last five years, according to her. And she would like to know, how can she again believe in God?
I want to tell you what happened to me and see if this makes sense to you.
Even though I was exploring two religions, at the same time, the one I grew up with Christianity,
There were also other things running through my mind that I'd encountered books, people that I met, ideas and concepts from professors down the line.
And all of that was going through my mind pretty much at the same time.
And I was sharing this with the Muslim who I was trying to convert.
I had just witnessed what you just witnessed tonight. I had just witnessed a Catholic priest accepting Islam
and was shocked. How could this man who devoted his whole life, his career, everything, he knows everything he is all about. He just gave it up
to go to Islam.
And I had just had a dialogue with my wife about that subject, and discovered she also was interested to be a Muslim. And I still had trouble saying I had trouble.
To the extent that while I was telling her, she said, I want to get a divorce.
I said what?
She said, Yeah, I'm Muslim can't be married to a Christian. I said, Well, I didn't say I want to be one of the Muslim guys. Don't worry about it. Besides, he told us that a Muslim lady couldn't be married to a Christian man. She said, That's what I'm talking about. I want to be a Muslim.
Okay. All right. All right, hold on.
Okay, I'll be a Muslim too. She said, Don't leave you.
Why, but your mind? You're just saying it.
Because a minute ago, you said you wouldn't be one now you say you will.
Either way, you're a liar then or now either way.
Then she told me get out. I was halfway down the stairs when I realized, you know, I just got kicked out of my own Father's house.
a me heart and I went and woke up the Muslim he stayed with this gentleman.
And I said, I talk to you. So we were talking in your subject. The US asking about came up.
After all of the rest of what we talked about, how do I know?
And look what he told me. He said, This is not an issue.
Really, about you and the priest or you and your wife, you and your father, or you in May. This is an issue between you and your work.
The one you need to be talking to is him. And he walked off and let me stand in there.
And that's when I decided you know what,
I'm gonna do some really dig here. I'm gonna put myself in the same direction he did. Put my head on the ground the way I saw him do it and then
figure out what to do next. And with my head on the ground, and now I guess by now you figured out I don't have trouble articulating.
ad infinitum. I have no problem talking. Okay. But on that occasion, I couldn't say anything.
because I was looking in my heart for what do I really want to say? What do I really, really want to say? And only words that came out of my mouth or Oh God,
And if you do that,
then from there on, you'll be alright. Because if you're sincere, and if there's a God, who else is going to guide you? And that's what Islam teaches us. It's as simple as that. You will know for a fact that you exist, how did you get here? You know, for a fact there's a universe out there and you know that it didn't come about all by itself. How did it all happen? And if you haven't had a chance yet to study this book, in any language, it's now in French as far as I know, you can take a chance to look to the translations
of the Quran.
I think you'll find
if you're serious about it, I think you'll find the guidance there. Because there's a condition
actually a couple of conditions when you read it, it starts out with a seven verse prayer, but right after that, the biggest chapter of the Quran comes and it says these words like this. Oh the Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Allah
me lolly Kochi tabula rasa Buffy
Taki. Elena up no no bill via BYU, una salata, woman, Moroccan omean, Pico,
la la, la la, la, la la la tierra de whom, you know, Hola. Hola, hola Mira being bold. I go, Whoa, Mama.
This is the key, the most da is right there. Because in the verses before, the seven verses I mentioned to you, it contains the statement that I said, Edina. Serato must the key guidance guide is to the straight path. anybody in this room right now I challenge you. I challenge you to say that in your heart. Don't Don't even move your lips. But in your heart. If you have any doubt about there being a god or who God is. Just say this in your heart. Oh god guide us, guide us in a Serato master key.
And then it's up to him and
the meaning of the verse that I read to you.
It's an answer to your prayer. You just asked to be good. It said this, actually is that that that is the book we're in there is no doubt.
A guidance for those who have Taqwa.
And they believe in all right, the unseen.
They establish regular worship. And they give out the provision that Allah gives them in charity to help the poor, the impoverished.
And they believe they believe in the law.
They believe in what's been sent down to you meaning Mohammed sauce, and they believe in what was sent down before.
And they believe in the Day of Judgment,
and these are the people.
These are the people
who are really the successful These are the people who are on the true guidance of Almighty God.
So if you want to be guided, and you just ask to be guided, this is the way the way.
and I left this in Arabic language for you. You better have Taqwa or else it won't work. What is taqwa? The translations usually say righteousness, piousness good guy, you know, stuff like that. But the reality is that this word means a partition, a hijab, a barrier, a shield? Why would I need a shield? What's that for? It's a shield between you and something from a law and if you said, Wait a minute, how can I protect myself against my Creator? Well, you can't. But you can protect yourself from one of the things that's going to happen. And that's the evidence of his
anger on the Day of Judgment. And that shield will protect you. What is that shield? a tough one. To have this God consciousness in all that you do. Try your best to live a good life according to what
God says it is not according to what you think it is, or somebody else thinks, but what he is telling you. Try your best. That's your shield. And that's how to get guided as simple as that. So I'll pray for you and ask the Lord to guide you, and hope that you'll find what you're looking for.
Anybody else? Yes.
Salaam Alaikum alaikum, salaam, Yousef, it's, first of all, I'd like to say how, how much of a pleasure it is to have you here in the way.
And I'll try to keep my questions shortened and easy for you. I'd like to pass on a couple of questions that I constantly get from my non Muslim friends.
Let's say first of all,
why should women cover up?
As you know, as shorten plain and simple as that? Why is it? What's the purpose?
What good comes to society, from women covering up? So this is the first one. The second one is
I get some of my non Muslim friends saying that they think it's demeaning for women to be have to be a responsibility of a male in her life throughout her life. First of all, she's responsible. She's the responsibility of her father than the responsibility of her husband. If she has no husband, she's the responsibility of her brother, her son perhaps later on in life. And some people say that they think it's demeaning for women. So what are your comments on that? Just one second. Before we start, it's your prerogative to take questions. Please keep the questions on topic again. And just one question at a time please. Okay, sure. If you want to
My name is
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actually synonymous with no. Oh,
no, no, no.
Light of the dean like Nora Dean. Mashallah. Are you from Aki
Ottoman mess? And we figured that out society?
That's okay. That's okay. No problem.
Not it's not an insult, but
I'll be forced to say either.
There were two questions that our brother asked us about. related to the our sisters. The first question is, I think probably one of the most obvious in the whole world.
But it came to me the first time that somebody hit me with it was the lady. She was a professor in the University where I was given a talk.
And she didn't hear any of what I said she just had walked in the door at a particular moment during the question answer period. And with no microphone or anything, she just walked in the middle of the room
and pointed it the ladies pointed at our sisters, and she said,
Why are they dressed like that?
God believes he did that, you know, us, excuse me? Why are they dressed like that?
And then I realize I'm on my own, you know, cuz I don't have anything that really that I'd ever studied that said, how to answer a question that way. So I trust the law. I said, delicato law? I'll give me the answer. What came in my mind, and this is what I do all the time. Anyway, I just take what comes to my mind. And hopefully alone, except that when we start with, say, Bismillah, we hope it's gonna be from Allah. Right? So he
said, Excuse me, ma'am.
But what's wrong with the way they're dressed?
I want to know why they're drizzling. So what's the matter with that? Is this something you don't like? Yes, sir. It doesn't fit your logic. That's right. not logical. Good. So then my question is easy now. For you. Why are you dressed at all?
said Why are you dressed at all? I beg your pardon.
It's not nice to beg. But
I'm asking you. Why are you wearing any clothes?
Because according to the logic,
you were born without any clothes, right?
You didn't have any clothes on when you came into the world? You were naked in the buff nude, right? So why are you wearing any clothes at all?
She lost it right there, and really high pitch screen.
Now as the ladies with the covering on why they're dressed like that, they'll give you the exact same answer. There's no difference. They will say the word you said, modesty. The difference is, you decided what modesty was when you put your clothes on this morning. And by the way, she was covered all the way to her wrist and all the way to her ankles. She was, strangely enough. That's it, you decided what was modesty when you got dressed?
These ladies let their Lord and creator tell them what modesty was. That's the difference. Next question.
The next question we have now that our brothers asking us about is the role of the woman.
And the way the questions presented even should give it away, before we come to the idea of this demeaning word that he kept throwing in there.
This is an offer.
It's a commandment on the men to take care of the women.
But if for whatever reason she doesn't want it, Well, duh.
Can a woman file for divorce? Yes or no?
Okay, and what's your next question?
If he didn't want to be married to somebody, then what?
If she doesn't want
someone to care for her love her, make her the queen of the house, if she doesn't want to have an easy way to go. When it comes to a lot of the things that many women in the street would love to have from a Muslim man, then it's her choice.
There's nothing in Islam, forcing women to enjoy the benefits.
Sisters in the middle,
sisters in the middle.
So it's an honor to be talking to you right now, sir. My name is cinders. And I'm currently a student. And I study with lots of non Muslims. And I'm faced many times with the question if there's a God, why are there bad things in this world? I love that question.
I love that question. You know why I love that question. Because I used to have the same question.
And anything and everything I looked at never answered that question until I came to Islam.
That for me is the one of the clearest proofs if you really want to use your brain and think about what's going on around you. And think about religion, and a belief pattern or system. Really, you need to look at Islam, you really need to look at it, because it's the only one that gives you the answer.
Because this man never demands from you blind faith. Never. The only thing we are told in Islam, the only restriction, don't try to imagine what a law is like, Don't imagine what a law looks like. Don't get into that area, because you can't you're you're destroying your own brain. Other than that, ask.
And on our website, watch out here comes a commercial on our website, Islam newsroom.com. We have that article featured more times maybe than almost anything else.
If there's a God
why all this chaos in the world and that's our subject today in all this chaos in the world. tornadoes, earthquakes, we have an earthquake page on that same website, all about earthquakes, it updates every few minutes. You can see where the earthquakes are right now. And they have increased in intensity just like Prophet Muhammad SAW Islam said they would. tremendous number of earthquakes today, several 100 earthquakes have happened since I've been giving you this speech right now.
Go there and check it out.
Along with that, pestilence, violence, wars,
occupations, and I'm not talking about jobs
and family abuse, serious problems. We even talked about a few I'm doing serious stop shop there's a gun was all that stuff happening.
It means the
person asking the question doesn't even have the basic understanding of what Islam. Islam never taught us that this was the agenda. What
you search for in Paradise
is that we
look what Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said he summed it up with one of the simplest, most beautiful little teachings you could ever imagine. When it comes to why the bad things happen to good people, that's how I titled The,
the lecture about this originally years ago.
prophets of Allah Allah was Salaam, he said
adonia sage, no movement,
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this material existence that we're in called hieght dunya life of this world
is the prison to a true believer. But it's the only paradise to a disbeliever
he narrowed it down to two things believers and disbelievers. We know as believers that this is the hardest thing we're going to go through. Because when this is over, that's it. It's done.
You're not going to be put in any more tests.
But you start seeing the results of the tests, you know, that goes.
But for the disbeliever This is their paradise. And that's why they want so desperately to build the big things here. And the fancy cars, the beautiful homes, the best of clothes, you know what I'm saying? You know, structure start baby
This was looking for.
But our profits fell the light salami told us and this is another Hadith to clarify it even more.
Because some of the companions were concerned about the same thing that you're concerned about with your question.
He said two people be brought on the Day of Judgment. One of them, he had everything he asked for in this life. even to the extent when he was dying, he wanted a feast set before him and he got it.
The other person
he didn't get anything he asked for. even to the extent when he was about to die on he asked for just a drink of water. And he didn't even get that.
Now on the Day of Judgment, the one who had everything, he would be pushed into the health fire. Like you put a needle in something and pull it out just in that instant.
And then it's not
what is not there?
He would be asked
in your whole life memory yet everything in your whole life. Did you ever see any good? He said, Well, what in my whole life I never saw anything good.
It wiped it all out.
The other man that had nothing suffered in this life would be put into paradise.
Like you put a pin in something and pull it out. And then he would be asked in your whole life. Did you ever see anything bad?
He will say why? My whole life. never saw anything.
So the companions still not quite satisfied with that one. They said yeah, but Okay, so why is this guy right? Everything has to go to hell and why the other guy goes to paradise.
And promises are made it real clear.
Nobody's perfect. Well, yeah, no, I'm one of those not perfect guys. He said nobody is perfectly good. And nobody's perfectly bad.
Them man who had everything in this life, actually, he was a very bad person. Allah hated him.
So we don't have that concept. By the way. God is love and he loves everything. And everybody no matter how bad they are. No, no, no, no. We know that God is the love in our one dude. and ready to love anything and everything is good, but he's also capable of washa de la cop dealing it out heavy duty, and you don't want to know about that. So this man who Allah hated, who had done so many monstrously bad things to people, yet he did some good deeds.
So Allah paid him in this life for his good deeds.
So he would not even smell the paradise
that he could be thrown directly right straight into the hill.
The other man
this gentleman, actually was very good.
And I loved him.
But he did some bad things, he made some mistakes. But because the Lord doesn't want him to even smell the Hellfire, not even for a nanosecond, so allow let him have his punishment here in this dunya so that he could go straight into the paradise. Stop and think about it. Doesn't that make sense? Doesn't there really need to be a J a day of judgment? Because otherwise, how could any of us look at the things that are going on around us again, and again and again, and see how the tyrants
and the aggressors and the oppressors throughout history again and again and again, not only did they win these battles and wars, but they go away with all the spoils of wars? Well, they're really good people, the honest kind, giving generous charity giving people are suffering.
literally starving to death.
But that's because this is
how many of you know what the word dunu really means? Raise your hand. You really know where it comes from? What's the source?
Ah, something really low, really low in a base something so disgusting, right? Somebody go, oh, man, that dude, you're on my shoe?
No. And that's what this universe is to a law how low? Again, we don't say por la la. So love the world. We don't have that that's not our concept.
Why did these people get these big this and bake that in? Oh, you see people of the West doing so and so and so Muslims out here just you know, for food, trying their best, right?
But look at this. Prophet Hassan said to his companions, so they don't understand. If
the universe and everything in it higher to dunya were mafia, everything in this universe was even worth
a wing in a wing of a mosquito to a law,
then he would never give those bad people a sip of water to drink. Ham did a lot of bellemeade. Now we understand this is not our paradise. This is our chance to earn paradise work for paradise, and get the mercy of Allah so we can go to Paradise. While this is not our paradise. So when you see the bad things happening to the people here, just remember, the ones who have suffered the most here have the best chance to go to Paradise.
And those who have everything here, they have the least chance to say it's impossible, but it sure ruins your opportunities. So this is why Muslims are constantly encouraging each other to whatever you do do it with a good intention for the sake of others. Now, some people will say, oh, wow, look, the way they spent their money last night we were down in Abu Dhabi. Have you seen the big machine down there? That's an amazing place. And people can say, Oh, well, look, they wasted their money. How do you say that?
Why would you say that?
How many people go there? Even tourists go there and want to know about it. They learned about Islam.
And it's a big place to worship? How many of you been there?
Were you impressed? Yes or no? Are
you impressed? Or something big? It's amazing.
By the way, must be pretty impressive. I didn't even say the name of it. You know which one I meant Dania.
So see, when Muslims do something, at least they put a good intention with it. Something hopefully, that Allah will accept. And we will know we make mistakes along the way. But at least in sha Allah, God can forgive us. Because we never made partners with him in our worship.
And what did the law say about that? You didn't ask this question, but I like to throw it out there. What did the law say about this in the Quran, chapter four, verse 48, this chapter called Women non Nyssa. Here's what the law says he doesn't forgive people setting up partners with him in worship, but anything else he can forgive it.
So the idea of making partners with a law in worship, this is the worst thing in this test that we're in. Have you said, Well, this is a good person. He's good to you.
is nice guy nice to know.
But he's not being very nice to a lot. He's not being good to a law if he made partners with
The main worship are denied a loss is his proofs. So that's the way I would answer that question. I think if there was any good in that it was from the law. any mistakes of course or from myself. Thank you very much for that. On the right side Family Law too much.
So you sat down too early. Somebody else wants to do shadow. Yes.
What's your name? Brother, Leonardo.
Nice to have you with us today. You're wearing a shirt that says peace of
that's similar to some other countries that have heard that they said they wanted their peace of the world. Oh is spelled different. That's right. Okay. Anyhow.
It's nice to have you with us today.
So, are you ready to accept Islam?
have they have they explained? We believe there's only one God. Yes. And Mohammed says messenger. Yes. Okay. So you repeat after me.
I swear. I swear. There's only one God.
One God only one one guy. Allah, Allah.
And, and Mohammed Mohammed. His Messenger, is the messenger. Perfect. Okay. Now rb, Ash hair do, I shall do en la ilaha illa Allah Illa Illa Allah, Allah, wa, wa, Ash haddou as
Ana Mohammed, Ahmed, Mohammed, Mohammed Rasulullah Rasool Allah. Very good, very good, Mashallah.
Who is with our brother? You're with him? He understands in his language. Sure. Okay. I'm going before this. Take good care of him now. and sign up now, man.
Well, as long as we're up Anybody else?
I gotta stop doing that. Who here? Guys? Listen, gals.
If you have never done this before, publicly, and you're saying to yourself, you know, I wish I could do that. But everybody else is gonna look at me funny. Do you really care what other people think about you? Do you really care? Isn't it more important what you think about yourself on the Day of Judgement.
And to make it really easy for you, all of us who believe in the law already? We're going to get up you know, don't make me come down.
If you already believe in the law, get up.
All right. Now see how much easier it's gonna be for you. Nobody's gonna hardly notice it. And this is gonna work good for all of the Muslims who never made their Shahada yet.
All we're gonna do now is just tell you if you really believe there's one God, and you really want to worship him on his terms, that's your first step what you do after that, that's up to you.
But if you don't believe this, then please sit back down. Because this is not a game. As much as that joke around, this is not a joke.
And whoever says this was sincerity in their heart, our prayers are with them, that alone will always guide them, guide them to the very, very best. So if you're ready, stand up now and just repeat this with me. I'm gonna have to do English first and then attempt some Arabic You can go along with me. But remember what's in your heart that counts more than what's coming out of your mouth. So keep it clean and pure for you, Allah in your heart.
There is no god to worship
except one God.
Allah and I swear,
Mohammed is His Messenger.
Ash haddou en la ilaha
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Except for all of us, and all of you. Please, if this is your first time, make sure harder like this. You want to get some help. As you leave out of here. They have some gifts for you. As a matter of fact, they're right outside
This door. I'm gonna be out there checking about that right now. Come out and give us alarms before you go and until we can be together again, my prayers with you hope you pray for us for this guidance, Deena Serato monster came while I said I want to come around to LA