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said I want to come.
Oh, that's a pretty good greeting. By the way. Does anybody know what this greeting means? What does Salaam Alaikum. Salaam means peace.
It's Arabic, but also is similar to a word in Hebrew, Shalom, which also means peace, Shalom, welcome or Salaam Alaikum. Peace, Peace be to you. Not a nice thing to say to somebody come in the room and you say, Peace be to you. And you know, it's the first thing that Adam said to the angels at the Prophet Adam. When he was created. The first thing he said to the angels, peace, Peace be to you. So Rama?
Let's do it again. So,
I was thinking about that. And I was wondering,
what do we know about this, this alarm this piece? A long time ago, a friend of mine. He asked me a question. He said, Do you know what everybody wants? I said, Yeah, money. He said, Nope. Not everybody wants money.
So they don't
said no. What about somebody who's really, really sick? What does he want? I said, Oh, he wants to get well. He said, Well think again. What does everybody want? He said, Well, a wife. He said, Well, a girl wouldn't want a wife. I said, Oh, yeah, that's right. That makes sense. I said a car, everybody wants a car. He said, No. Why would everybody want a car? Some people wouldn't want a car. If they live on an island somewhere. What would the car be any benefit to them? No. I said Oh, okay. And I thought about it. I thought about it. He said, keep guessing. I kept guessing and guessing everybody wants this. He said no. There's one thing that everybody wants.
said I can't think what would be power? He said no, not everybody wants to power. I said What is it? What is it? Funny? He said you give up said okay, I give up, said everybody wants peace.
Everybody wants peace. They want to find that peace inside themselves. The kind of peace that you can relax, and just go.
So when you say to somebody salaam, salaam alaikum. It's a very nice thing to say peace to them, isn't it? Do you feel like sometimes nervous? upset? Angry is the problem? And wouldn't it be nice if we just have
peace. And what we found out is that angels, angels give this same greeting back to Adam while he comes around. And a piece is also the atom. And you know, when I found out that in the paradise if you know about the general paradise Heaven, right?
There's peace there to always peace. Always nice move.
But from the hellfire. There's never any peace. Always bad. And always things going on a lot of confusion, hot fire,
bad stuff. Nothing that I want to even know that. But no peace. The one thing that people in hell will never have is peace.
That amazing. Now Guess what?
One of the prophets who can came with a message about La Ilaha Illa. Allah we talked about that, which means there's no God to worship but Allah all of them said that, but this one Prophet, he also came with a word that has peace in it. And what do you think that word is?
That word is Islam.
The word Islam comes from a root in Arabic called ser la, Ma,
de la, ma. And from it comes submission means you do what God want you to do. Surrender you give up, obey. Absolutely follow what allow origin
sincere, meaning that you do it, because I want you to do it. Even if nobody's looking, you still will do the right thing. And finally, peace. So the word peace is inside the word Islam.
If you want real peace with the law, you have to know what's Islam. Islam means do what Allah wants you to do. The way he wants you to do it. And do it in what? Peace
Islam Salaam. Got it? Yeah. By the way, who was the Prophet that came with the message called Islam? Do you know
Mohammed, the last person
Subtle ally, labor salon, and some of our programs, we're going to be talking about him in big detail. But for now, I just wanted to mention to you that from the beginning, which is Adam, until the last prophet, which is Mohammed, we find this, this thing about pieces woven through the whole story always we're looking for what piece? Well, stories of the province, you can learn so much. You learn about yourself,
and the truth about yourself, you really are something, you're special to a law.
You're important to a law.
But Allah doesn't need you.
alert you if you obey Him.
But Allah doesn't need anything. And he doesn't need anybody.
So remember that, although you're special, you can lose that. If you don't do what Allah wants you to do. You must always think about a lot. What do we know about a lot? Well, we know he's the Creator. We talked about him being fair, and just but what else do we know? Well, we know that he's the one who takes care of everything, the caretaker. More than that the provider, even more than that. He's the one that sustains everything.
There's no leaf on any tree, except Allah is the one who makes it be there. And there's no leaf on any tree that's gonna fall until the law says it's going to fall. And it's not going to hit the ground until the law says it's going to hit the ground.
And it won't turn brown till a law tells it to turn brown. That's how much control a law has. And we spoke about angels a little bit. But the prophets have shown us a lot of things about angels to help us understand about that, too. Did you know that there are so many angels that I can't even imagine how to count them. Even if I went to my computer and start typing in numbers right now, I probably could never come up with all the number of all the angels that there are because the law keeps making more and more to do jobs. Some angels are taking care of the leaves in the trees, and some angels are even making your eyes blink. And some angels are taking care of the water. Some angels
take care of plants. These angels are busy man. They're like going here, going there doing everything all the time. But one important thing about angels is they worship a law alone without any partners.
Amazing. Yes, it is. Sometimes we learn something new like today we're hearing this subject about what angels do. A lot of people don't realize what important jobs the angels have. Because Allah orders it. But he orders angels to do a lot of work to keep them busy. Hmm.
Now the thing about Allah, he sees everything. He sees everything. He sees everything you're doing in public, and everything you're doing in private. It doesn't matter what you're doing. But Allah sees it.
What else? He hears everything. He hears every single sound, even if there's nobody else there to hear it, Allah hears it. Now, there was a question I heard some kids come up with one time they were saying, Well, what if there's a desert island out in the ocean?
And there's a tree out there.
And the tree dies, and it falls over?
But there's nobody there to hear it? Will it still make a sound.
So horses that they should know, if nobody could hear it. Maybe it doesn't make a sound. But a lot could hear it couldn't be. So must make a sound.
There's no place in the universe, except the laws hearing is there. And his site is there. And his knowledge is there. Because he knows everything. Now we don't have that kind of site. And we don't have that kind of knowledge.
My site is in front of me, and I'm looking at you. And I'm looking at you and I'm looking at you, but I can't see behind me. You can Can't you.
But you can't see behind. You can't unless you turn. But if you turn then you can't see in front of you anymore Kenya. So that's called limited, isn't it? And can you see down at the same time you see up? No, you can't.
In fact, sometimes we wish we had some cameras when we are making our programs that we could have cameras that would do that. But they don't have there's nothing they can see in all directions all at the same time. You can't
imagine a law is seeing everything right now.
He's seeing everything in the ocean. He's seeing everything up in the mountains. He's seeing everything up in the clouds all at the same time. Everything on the moon he can see it everything on Jupiter and
Mars and Venus, Neptune, all the planets,
he can see everything right now.
And he doesn't need a telescope.
And Allah hears everything. If there's any sound allows hearing it. He knows what you show, and he knows what you hide.
Now, there's an important reason to know this.
Because if anybody says that he's God,
if anybody says that they are the rebel admin, the Lord of the worlds
who can just say, Well, if that's the truth, why can I see you?
Because nobody can see God.
Because he's way beyond our eyesight. You can't hear him either. Cuz he's way beyond our hearing, that he communicates with us to the profits that we've been talking about in our programs.
Now, I want to bring up something else about knowledge. The knowledge of a law is good. But also, you have to start practicing. Now, do you know for sure there's a law, then if you know it, the first thing you have to do is say it. I know there really is a law, I swear there's really only one God, only one, there's only one God. And in Arabic, we say law. I mean, we say law, La
illa, la, la ilaha
it means there is no God, except the one real God, Allah. And then when a person confirms it, they say, a Chateau La ilaha illAllah.
And that's the first beginning of true knowledge of your Lord. The knowledge is good. Knowledge is very important to know things.
But it's important to know how to use it to get what you want.
Now, when we have knowledge of the dunya, which we mentioned about, you know how to use what you have here to get what you want. If I make a poem, a certain kind of pump, I can put a long pipe in the ground and the pump will pull the water up through the pipe. I had the knowledge, that tools and get a drink of water.
That's how it works. But how about the knowledge that I have about Islam? The knowledge that I have about the prophets, and how I can use it?
Well, now we'll go back and we'll think about Moses again. You remember Moses, we talked about him? Remember the stick that he had? Yeah, was a lot about his stick when the stick went down became the snake. And when he used the stick, and he beat the water, and the water opened up, and
they could walk right through it. Remember that story? Yeah. But what's the lesson for us? It doesn't mean we should all go get a stick, does it? No. That would be weird. Everybody walking around, I have a steak. I always think, oh, gosh, you must be in the same religion, this thick people.
But the lesson we learned about really from Moses is to obey a law
to know that Allah is existing and do what he wants you to do.
Because what happened to Pharaoh, the one who didn't? He would say first he say didn't believe in what they kept saying him believe in law. But then when these plagues and things came, then what he did? He said, Okay, okay, I'll believe, then Allah will take it away. And then he said, No, I'm the guy. And then more problems come, more plagues are coming. More, you know, disasters are coming to the people over and over. But when he would say I believe Allah would take that away, and then he would disbelieve again. Until finally when he was even dying. In the water drowning. What is Jason Moses? Is it okay? Okay, I believe in the Lord of Moses. Remember what we talked about that.
But Allah knows he's not ever going to do what he's supposed to do. So he never got that peace.
I want peace. You want peace? And really all people want it. But most people don't know how to really get it. And it comes to you, when you give what you have to a law.
And it's not just talking about money. This is talking about giving your spirit something inside of you your free choice. Give it to a law. Now, Adam had free choice. You remember we talked about that? Because the angels don't choose. Angels don't get to choose what their job is going to be. They don't get to choose whether or not they're going to do their job. Imagine angel is supposed to be doing something. And he said Oh,
take the day off.
That ain't gonna happen isn't? No. But if, if you know that human beings have choice, then you understand why we make mistakes.
Because we make the wrong choices.
Everybody knows, even when they're little, little small babies are not too small, but kinda you know, they still know what's right and what's wrong.
They know what's bad, and they know what's good. Do you know what's bad and what's good? Of course you do. Do you? Yeah, of course.
Doesn't matter what language either, you know, bad is bad and good is good. Is it okay to steal something? No. Is it okay to lie? No, no.
Is it okay to cheat? No. Is it okay to hurt people? Is it okay to do stuff to people?
No, it's not. Okay.
So you already knew that? How come you already know that? Well, you might think well, because my mother taught me because my father taught me. But Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him told us an amazing thing. He said that every single baby, every baby That's born has already born in Islam.
born in Islam, he means that they are born on their natural inclination to already be doing what Allah wants them to do. A baby is already in good shape with a law.
Baby. little small babies are innocent. They didn't do anything wrong. Allah loves these babies. No baby is born with guilt. No baby is born with sin. They're born pure, pure, and innocent. Now, I want you to think about something. Sometimes after babies are born, they die.
Sometimes a baby could just be a little bitty guy, right? But he could die. Yeah.
What happens to this baby? Because some people might say, Well, what religion was the baby? Oh, you can put a cross on him and say they're a Christian. Or you could put a star on him and say there's something else or you could put marks on the baby. But that hasn't changed. The baby doesn't know the baby's still the baby. So when babies die, a lot takes them to heaven. All these get to go to heaven. Isn't that nice? Yeah. And not only that they get to be with Prophet Abraham.
Yes. Oh, he's very nice, by the way. And he loves children so much. And he has all these children. When you remember we talked about him to remember how old he was when you finally got a son, nearly 100 years old.
What sounds crazy, doesn't it?
But you can read that. You can read that in the Scripture. It says that, that he was nearly 100 years old. And Allah gave him a what? A boy. And he was very, very happy.
He got a big test though. When you really love something in this world, then Allah will test you with it.
And he really loved his son. So a lot of testing,
and allows giving him the, what we call revelation in his mind to understand that's the way a lot communicates with the prophets. Give them understanding that there are normal person doesn't have
Prophet Abraham peace be upon him he understood that allow want him to sacrifice his son.
And he said, Oh, should I sacrifice sacrifice, you want to use the sacrifice animal, they lay the animal down and use a knife and cut the neck of the animal. And then they can sacrifice it and cut it up and cook it and give the meat to the people something like that? Well, in this case, he was seeing that he has to sacrifice his son.
He was thinking
now what do you think? He tried, but Allah didn't let it happen.
Instead of loss in the big sheep, and he sacrificed the sheep instead. Because a lot let him understand. Because you were willing, you would have if I wanted you to. That's all I want to know. I want to see and show you who you really are. And Abraham, or Abraham is regarding who passed the test. So you see that a lot and sometimes he will use things from this world and test you with it. And then to see how good you pass the test and it will determine whether or not you have succeeded.
Some people have a lot of money. So allow me test them with their money. Some people have a lot of children, so a lot to test them with their children.
Some people that have a good job, power job, you know, maybe like a president or a king.
And he has this power, anything's
done a lot of testing with that power.
So these tests come to all of us, according to what, to who we are.
You're not a king, or you know, I didn't think so. And I don't think you're a president nor you know. So that doesn't really matter to you. It's just a story now. But when you get older, and you grow up, and you think back and say, you know, wait a minute, this thing that's happening to me right now, it may be it's a test,
some difficulty that I have. And I remember back when my friend asked me the question, and he said, What does everybody want? Well, I want to get rid of my problems, don't you? That's what I want. If I got rid of all my problems, and I don't have anything else to worry about any more, what would I have left?
Now, the prophets use this expression. Another prop that use this expression is Jesus as a salon, peace be upon Jesus. And it's mentioned in the Scriptures, that when he came upon his companions, he greeted them like this, as said, Mr. Eko, and just like you guys, while they come Salah, when that nice, he wanted peace. We keep finding this subject coming up peace, peace, faith. And the best way to get it is to do Islam. To achieve peace, you do Islam.
And Islam means you do what God wants you to do not believe in God. And he's won, and you do what he wants.
When the prophets came and talked to their people, they would tell them about this way to achieve this piece, by submitting to a law.
So many stories, so many lessons to learn. But the most important thing is to remember these are not just stories, these are things for us to use in our brain, and in our heart, so that we can do what Allah wants us to do. So that we can be people who do Islam, which means surrender to Him and peace. And then we will get the peace. And how do we say peace?
center? And if I want to say Salaam to everybody, I say.
So we'll end as we started. Us Salaam Alaikum.
Oh, that's a pretty good greeting. By the way. Does anybody know what this greeting means? What does that
therapy, but also is similar to a word in Hebrew, Shalom, which also means peace, Shalom, welcome or Salaam Alaikum. Peace, Peace be to you. Not a nice thing to say to somebody come in the room and you say, Peace be to you, Peace be to you. And you know, it's the first thing that Adam said to the angels. The Prophet Adam, when he was created, the first thing he said to the angels, peace, peace between you said Amane. Let's do it again.
You know, we've been talking about the profits in Islam. And we've talked about some of the basic things to understand, we discussed the subject of how we can know if somebody is really a prophet. Is there any real proof for that? No, we found that some clear evidences. Another thing we found out is the similarities in the prophets. They always bring one message, a clear message, that there really is one God and all your love and all your worship, everything you do, you do for him. But we found out that some of the things are also different about the province then we we found out that they live at different times, a little bit difference in their languages. We also found out that
they lived in different situations, cultures and circumstances, things that happened to him. But today, I thought maybe we could discuss something that happened way back at the very beginning of time of Adam Ellis and I remember when we say any profits name, like Jesus, like Moses, like Abraham, we always say I like saddam or peace be upon him. And with that, I want to go back to talk about Adam is the man and you know, when he was first created, a love created him from dirt.
Now dirt, as we know is all over the earth, isn't it?
entered is many colors you can look at dirt might have some brown, it might have some orange might have different, you know. And so all the people of the earth today also different colors aren't that interesting. And Allah made Adam from a kind of play. We call it sounding play, you know what it means? It means that when they work with it makes a sound. That's strange. But we don't call an Arabic we don't say people are human beings in Arabic, we say they are. What? insane. And that's some of the things we'll talk about today do why we're called insane.
Now let us go back and see here's the atom. And imagine here is Adam, and we discussed to you so big. Do you know how big Adam was? He was so tall, bigger than a building. He was very tall. And he tried to talk to the angels, you know, because there were angels at his time. But they were busy worshiping a law. Maybe he would talk to them a go, Yeah, whatever. And then back to worshiping alone. So he was wrong. And one of the things that happened a lot told Adam, to give names to everything. A lot had already told the angels. You know, if you know anything, tell me the names of all the things I've created. Angel said we don't know anything. We know anything if you didn't give
us the knowledge.
But when a lot told Adam give names to everything, Adam named everything. Yep. And after that experience, I guess he was pretty tired. He lay down he fell asleep below made him fall asleep. And during his sleep. Allah did something a lot took the bone of Adam, which is the short bone from the ribs.
And then allow made that bone have skin and flesh. And then eventually, it became what
became Eve. That was the first woman was made from the bone of Adam.
Did you imagine that?
So Adam woke up he was like, Hey, who are you?
You weren't here before. said That's right. Where did you come from? He said, I came from you.
For me. And when he realized he said, huh, so then he told her her name.
He said, You are halwa
now the angels are going Hey, how come you called her Hauer?
said because she's created from something alive. And how in Arabic is from the same word as high in the law is all high. Which means what? Always alive, eternally alive. That is the name of a law because he never dies.
So she's called Hauer which means alive. So women are coming from the same place men are coming from we're all coming from the same place. A lot of tourists in the Quran yea EULA NASA Dr. Robert Humala is coming up soon. wakawaka mainhand selja Babita regiment.
And that's the meaning of what I'm telling you right now, that he said, Oh, human beings,
you're coming off from this source, he says to us, all human beings have a code for Allah for your Lord.
And Allah is the one who created all of you from one single person who Adam, and from him created his mate, how we call to, and from these to Allah brought forth many men and many women.
It's important for us to notice because just like we need to know that men have responsibilities and things they have to do, also women have responsibilities and things they have to do too.
Now another subject that comes up with this is called knowledge. Because one of the amazing things about Adam, and all of us too, is the ability to learn.
I don't guess there's anything else on the whole entire planet Earth really has the ability to learn like a human being, we can learn so much and understand so much. And this is something coming all the way back from Adam, Allah gave that to us this desire, if you will, or love to want to know more, I want to know more. So sometimes we hear stories, and we want to hear more, more. Why? Because inside you, there's something saying, get some more knowledge, get some more knowledge. But then the important thing to do is to know how to use your knowledge isn't the first knowledge all of us have is the knowledge about ourselves. And we found from the story of Adam, he had knowledge
about himself. He had knowledge about the bone that came from him that became his wife had understanding. Then the next kind of knowledge that we need to have is the knowledge about the one who created this. Where did we come from? Did we make ourselves No, that's great.
noble had to be from God, Allah Almighty, He created all of us. So if we know that and we said he created this, this is the good kind of knowledge. Now there are some people that deny it. They say no, everything happened by accident. Some people say we came from monkeys.
That's pretty good. When you consider if we came from monkeys, how come we still have monkeys today?
Now I want to give you a specific story about some people.
A long, long, long time ago, there was a prophet by the name of Noah. Have you heard about Prophet Noah? He's the one that had the great big, big, big boat. And he put the animals in it. Remember this story? And the big flood came? Did you ever hear about this? Yeah. Well, let's talk about that for a minute and see what we learn from this subject. During his time, there were some people that were very nice, very good. And they used to do Islam, they used to do what God wants them to do in peace. They were the best people. They're religious, praying, giving charity all the time taking care of the poor people. And this is what Allah likes. They were very famous for being very good.
But they died. Everybody's gonna die. We already talked about them.
And after they were gone, some other people would tell their children, you should be like, this lady, or you should be like this man, you should be like them, because they were real good. So they made some, like, statues of them from rocks or something, you know, they made statues. So you could go look and said, this is what they look like. And this is so and so. And this is so and so. And this is so over here. And they were like this, and this and this. And they said, Oh, okay, but think about that. Now, who is behind this is the devil?
The devil is tricky. He said, Yeah, put those statues and remind the people to be good. The devil was telling people to be good. No, no, he was coming to look at these statues to remind him because what's going to happen when those people grow up, and they have children, and they say, if you want to be good, go to this statue. That statue is so and so and it does this, it does that. And then when they grow up, they tell their children go over there and pray to this statue. And if you want any good, or they get sort of mixed up.
So the people have gone to the statue here and here. And they were going to the statues and say, Oh, I need this. I need that. And thank you, you gave me so much.
And they were calling the statues by names like gods and they named them many names, many names they gave for this God in this God and this God and that God, but they're nothing but rocks.
And the law hates that.
Allah hates it when anybody is praying to something other than him. Because the law created the rocks. Allah created everything. So why do you say thank you to a rock? That can't even do anything? Why would you ask a tree and the tree can't go anywhere? Hmm. So why what is in your brain making you say this chiffon telling you? Oh, go and, you know, give some nice things to the statue. Man, this gets really funny. The statue doesn't even eat. But there you are. You're taking milk. You're taking food. poor children, all over the place need food, but no, you don't give it to them. You go give it to Iraq, and you leave it there.
I mean, this is a real no brainer.
A lot done like that.
And the prophets warned against it. Because what happened next, that people began to pray to those rocks so much they thought they were gods.
No, no. was telling people just worship a law. Just worship a law alone without any partners. That's what you need to do. They told him Hey, get out of town. Get a life. You're crazy. They were really calling him crazy a lot. And then Allah let him understand there was going to be a great rain that was going to come. Now that was funny because the people of that time there rain was really not there. They were having what's called drought if you are to drought, drought, no rain, no water. The land is dry dust everywhere wind is blowing. Hardly anything will grow. If it does grow. It doesn't last it's Yeah, problems, lots of problems.
And he was telling there's going to be a big rain and they're saying Okay, sure. No rest old man.
But he's telling them No, it's gonna be a big rain. You need to get ready for this. You need to believe in the God of the world. Indigo with me as you go when you were. He said I'm going to build a boat. A big boat. They said in the desert. Out here. You can
Okay, have a good time, man. He said, I'm gonna build a boat, a big boat. They said in the desert, out here, you're gonna build a boat.
Okay, have a good time, man. So he built this big boat. And some people believed and they helped him and they did things and they built this huge, huge, huge, huge boat. How big was it? Huge, really huge.
And then Allah inspired him to take animals affair. Take two of these, two of these and two of these into those into those into those and two of those and like that. So now here's with a boat, and no water and taking animals and putting it in. What do you think the people were thinking?
But some people knew he was telling the truth. Because he was saying there's only one God, worship him. Come on, guys. Something bad is gonna happen, please. And you know what happened? During he said, See, it's starting to rain again. Okay, so a couple of drops of water and you think he's gonna throw your boat, okay, by some of his family got him. But his own wife said, No,
no way. And she wouldn't go in his own sunset that he would arrest and he wouldn't get in. As the water started to come up, he said, See, I told you look what is coming up, it's coming up. It was coming out of the ground. Look, it's raining down in the water coming up. Don't you see what's
gonna happen there? Oh, please, a little bit of rain. Okay, so you're excited. So what, but then the rain came more and more. And he said, Please, my son get in the boat get in the boat. He said, Don't worry, I'll go up the mountain. He said it's gonna go higher demand, he said, I'll go higher up the mountain, okay, I'm not getting in your boat, then the water got higher and higher. And finally, they had to close the door, they had to close the door, the boat, the boat would have filled up with water. So they sealed it, they sealed the boats door, it meant nobody else could get in.
The water kept coming. Coming.
Coming in pretty soon, that huge boat, got to rock a little bit, a little bit more and more. And then it started rising up. Because the water was really that high. And it was going up and the people were going up the mountain and getting to the top of the mountain and trying to hang on and then pretty soon all was totally covered with water.
And the only people still alive.
And the only animals that survived were the animals with Nara.
What happened? People didn't obey. So Allah sent a real big proof for us. Because we can look and see what will happen. If you don't obey Allah, you could suffer in this world, and suffer again in the next world. And the Hellfire is horrible. So it's very, very important for us to listen and learn about what these prophets were telling us. The only way we can be sure about that today, though, is to go to Prophet Mohammed, and ask him because he's the last prophet. Now some people will say, Well, he's dead. What do you mean? Well, of course, we know is dead. But we still have what he said. It's called the Quran. It's still exactly as it always was never been changed. And we
can go to it. And you can read the story I just told you is in the Quran. You can read about Noah and it mentions his name, Noah, that's his name in Arabic.
And could read it. You can also learn a lot about what happens to people. Because after the water start going away, going away going down, you know. So according to some stories, he was sending out these birds to see what's going to happen. And the bird that came back and had a branch of something, he said, Ah, this means it's safe. Because if you found a branch or something, then something's growing somewhere, right? Because they've been for many, many days and nights out there. Oh, yeah. By the way, it rained for so many days and nights and they were in the ocean for so many days and nights. I'm sure they were ready to see some dry land.
Yeah, when I did the next part, you have to think a mountain is high up, right? You people have boats in mountains. No.
But no idea. How well when the water went down, what's the first thing is going to be there? The mountain top right. The first mountain top is very high mountain. It's in Turkey. I've been to Turkey by the way. And this mountain is called Judy. Mount Judy. And it's in the era, right arrow wrap
mountain range is Judy. And the
ship or boat of North la Salaam landed on that mountain.
Now wait a minute, I want you to think about something to imagine after landing, you know, it's like, Whoa, open the door. Let's go out. Whoa.
Now, no, you know, you got to take the animals out how to get set up, a lot of stuff had to happen.
But today, that exact place is called Kurdistan.
And I learned from some people who came from there, that a long time ago, the whole era was called Judy. Then they call it 2d. And then they call it PR, D. and now it's Kurdistan was the same place. And by the way, I know somebody from there. And he calls himself
awkward. Because he said, I'm from there. No, no. So what we learned from this experience with no alisma is when a prophet tells you to do something, you better do it. But you could suffer here.
And you could suffer the next time.
Another thing that we get out of this story is that not all people are alike. And just because somebody is a prophet, doesn't mean that his children are also going to be good people, that also his wife may not be good.
Even the parents of the prophet may not be good. Because each person is different.
You are not responsible for what your mother thinks, or for what your father thinks, or what your children think your job is just to tell the truth. always tell the truth. And if they accept it, that's good. And if they don't? Well, that's the problem, isn't it? So one of the things that I like to remind myself and remind others, too, is that when you're telling other people about God, if they don't want to hear it, okay? Let it go.
You don't force anybody. But if they want to know more, we can cover more, because we have many, many stories, many stories of the Prophet
and some of the stories I've been telling you. And there's more stories that I want to tell you in the future. I want to tell you about the stories of Adam. more stories we have about him two or more stories about Abraham, and Moses. And David, I can't even tell you that David, his name is Tao Wu. Can you say that?
He had a son to lean on we call Solomon. Solomon, but sudi, man,
and then there's Jacob, Jacob's good prophet. And he had sons. Oh, yeah. Actually punch.
Oh, yeah. Jacob had sons. Yeah. And Isaac, we know about this one, Ishmael. I know about them as prophets. And then there's another prophet. His name is Yousef. Can you say use if you use that again?
Well, you said it just right. My wife calls me useless.
I never have any time to fix this. Do you want to fix the ground?
But, you know, each one of these profits has stories, that when we learn about them, it helps us to know how to deal with some of the problems that we have
use of had some big problems with his family, all of his brothers or against him. you imagine that? Yeah, when he was little, he had an idea about being a prophet. That alone wanted him to be a prophet. And they were very jealous of him. You know, what they did to him?
You know, they dropped him in a well, they went back and told his dad, you know what they told to the Father and said, Oh, he died. He died. Yeah. And they brought back some blood from a sheep you know, they said y'all we got a wolf Got him. A wolf just tore him apart. Here's his clothes. Real sorry. Okay, Daddy's gone.
But they really didn't do that they left him in a well no wells back then were something amazing because these rocks you know were cut away and you went down down you had to climb down there to get your water and stuff and they left him in there because they knew we couldn't get out. And they said maybe some caravan passing by Oh find him in the No thank you. And that's what happened. caravan caravan means like, camels and donkeys and people coming with a lot of stuff to sell, you know, trade route. And as they were going along, going along, they said let's get some water. There's a well they stopped go down in here. Ah, good fortune for us. Why? Because we can sell him and they
took him to eat
Get the salad. And when they got into Egypt, they sold him for a small amount. Yet, he was worth a lot. As you'll learn later in some of the stories we're going to be telling. So this is another valuable lesson that we have from the Prophet.
So many stories, so many lessons to learn. But the most important thing is to remember, these are not just stories, these are things for us to use in our brain, and in our heart, so that we can do what Allah wants us to do. So that we can be people who do Islam, which means surrender to Him, and then we will get the peace, and how do we say peace?
If I want to say Salaam to everybody, I say.
So we'll end as we started.
everybody's ready to go again. And we're gonna keep talking about the profits, and so many profits to talk about show a little bit of time. But today, I want to talk about something called income. Have you heard about it? That's not the name of a profit, by the way. In fact, there's something bad it's when you do bad things. It's called FM. Anything evil or bad you can do could be called an anthem. If a man is English is sins, isn't it sins? Now, there's also some big sins people do called mafia. All these things are bad. But where did it start? How did it come about? Then what happened after that? And how can we get away from it? Those are all things I want to talk about today. And in
order to do that, I have to go back again to the very first profit, I always go back and talk about atom donor. Yeah. Because he's the beginning of all the human beings. And you know, when Allah created him, he was in Geneva, which is the way to say heaven or paradise in Arabic, he was there. And he was doing pretty good. But then the devil would come to him and try to inspire him, give him some ideas, give him thoughts. Make him do what if some, what if them did the shutdown wanting to do to eat the fruit? Remember, Allah said, you can have anything and all the paradises, you want anything you like you can have from ROM, ROM anything
for him and his wife. Just enjoy, except one thing. Don't eat the fruit on that tree.
He said. The devil came to him and give him what we call which was, which was whisper whisper in his ear. Can I go ahead, sorry, go ahead. Actually, it won't hurt you. If you do it. You won't die of heat it just go ahead. In fact, it will give you knowledge. From there, you'll know everything. Or if you eat from this, you will live forever. He was telling him anything just to get him to do what he eat from the tree. And then one day, Adam forgot.
He formed God. how Allah said, don't eat from that tree. He just forgot. And he ate it. Now why did he forget? Well, human beings were created. Forget. Allah made us like that on purpose. Alarm made us to get knowledge but also to forget it. Sometimes you remember things you think, yeah, I know this. I know that. I know. So many things in the next day, everyone. Forgot. It didn't happen to you before. Yeah, you're thinking about something. And you said,
I just forgot. How come I forgot? This is because we're human means. And in Arabic. These two words are the same word. nicea, to forget, and insane. Human beings coming from the same root. So what it means in Arabic, the human being was created by a law to forget.
And he forgot. He ate the fruit and he gave some to his wife. And she ate it. And what happened?
a problem because as soon as they did that, Adam felt really bad about it. He felt sad. Really sad. Oh, why did I do that? And his wife, she's still crying. She was upset too. Oh my god, what did we do? What did we do? Now some people they blame Eve, they blame or they say Okay, you know what? Because she ate the fruit and she made out of me to fruit.
This is not what we know. You know, I had to make the fruit and eat ate the fruit. Both of them made mistakes. So they're both wrong. And we don't blame other people for what we do.
So each of us is responsible for what we did.
Well then what happened? Allah made Adam and his wife and the shaitaan all of them get out from the paradise just moved to the earth. Because that's what Allah created the human being for in the first place, as he said in the Quran that he was going to create, man, Adam, for the purpose of being the halifa on the earth. When they got to the earth, what do you think happened? Soon as they were coming down, Adam, he got more sad. Why did I do this? He even said, I'm sorry. Wrong. I love forgiveness, please. Because if you don't forgive us, look, we're gonna be in horrible shape. When they were on the earth than I am, he forgave them. Now some people think that where they came down
was and he'll it's called suffer. And his wife came down on the other hill called Marwan. And some people think that they came down near a place called arafat, but doesn't really matter. The most important thing is to know that they came down on the earth. And then they met together again on place called arafat's big, wide place where Muslims mccosh and they lived in that area. But one of the most important things they did they ask Allah, forgive me.
Whenever you want a lot to forgive you for something, the first thing you have to do is be honest. Until a lot I know I did this thing I know I did. And then you say, oh, Allah, forgive me. If you would like to say in Arabic, a stone roll. Can you say a stop for
That's pretty good. Can you say?
Can you say? Try us? hirola? Try that.
perfect stub, federal law.
Very good. Now, here's something special about this. You just said something that the shaitaan will not say it. The devil. He's not gonna say it. I'm gonna take you back in my thinking wouldn't mean just go back and see what happened. Remember, Adam was created by a law. And when He created him, our law said this is my best creation. And then a lot told all the other creation bow down to Adam, because this is my best creation, and all the creation obey the law and bow down.
Except one who is the one shot on the devil. He said no way to bow down to him. He's created out of the earth and I am created out of the smokeless fire. I'm better than him. This is called an Arabic pride and arrogance, a Kimber
kibble kibble. It's like arrogant, proudly, hey, I'm better than him. So this is kibble. And it's bad. And love doesn't like that. So that in itself is even worse than it. Why is it worse? Is because the person is not obeying the law. And they know they should, but they don't do it is really, really bad.
Well, the next thing, the devil said he's not going to bow down. It means he's not going to say stuff for all. Because you see a lot knows everything. He knows what's inside of people. He knows what's in you. You me, everybody means what? arrogance, pride. kibber. And this is something so bad. So be careful of that. About being too proud or arrogant, showing off things like this. A lot isn't like, I don't have any choice. Anytime you have no choice in the matter. It's not a sin. Like what? Okay, Muslims, we pray five times every day. Did you know that? Yes. Yeah. Stand bow for a head on the ground five times a day. But what if I fell asleep?
I woke up. What time is it? Oh, I missed the prayer for the afternoon. Oh, and I missed the prayer for the evening. Oh, what should I do? What should I do I missed these prayers. Am I going to get punished?
I was asleep. And the law doesn't punish you for something you couldn't help. And you can't help something imperiously. Can you? So there's no sin on you there is that's good. So anytime a person is knocked out, or asleep, or what else? If you forget? I just forgot. Remember, I said the word nesea. And incense means to forget human beings. Allah knows that a lot. doesn't forget does he? know a lot doesn't forget. So he
already known if you're gonna make mistake, but what if you just forgot? Like I give you example.
When I came in Islam I learned about something called Ramadan. And Ramadan What do Muslims do? fast? They fast? What they don't do, they don't eat, they don't drink in the daytime, right?
So I wake up, you know, and I'm like, Man a beautiful day hamdulillah Oh, it's a lovely day I do salah and I come up and I'm gonna do some things I said man, like, make a nice breakfast you know some eggs, some cheese and some bread and so you know it's looking really nice.
Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop pop the wishes. That was a very nice meal hombre de la de la, wait a minute, this is Ramadan, I just ate in Ramadan, oh my god, I thought for a while.
And then I said, I'll forgive you.
And then don't eat anymore.
And inshallah you can keep on going until tonight and break your past tonight. And it won't count against you. You don't have to make a whole bunch of days to discover that one day.
Why? Because the law is very merciful. And Allah knows he created human beings to forget the word forget. Forget naziha and the word human being an Arabic insan are from the same beginning the same route. So Allah created human beings to forget. And boy do we forget and forget stuff all the time. Today, I forgot where I left my glasses. But then I remember after I found him,
he liked my jokes.
Well, when I talk about singing, I want to remember what I can do to get forgiving my alarm. But I also want to remember exactly what a sin really is. Because sometimes somebody could tell you something's a sin. But it really isn't. suppose somebody tell you, if you do this, if you take one of these leaves out here and you tear it up a little bitty thing, and you throw it on the floor, right? Go, that's a sin. Now, if you do it, you may get in trouble with the people who put it here. But it wouldn't be a central Lord.
Because this isn't something that we have as a sin. So you have to know the difference between breaking just some rules by human beings. And what's a real sin, a sin in front of the law? Is anything that he ordered, you're not to do, and you did it anyway. Or if he ordered you to do something, and you didn't do it. Allah gave us those two examples with the shaitaan. And with Adam at dawn would not bow down a lot of said bow down said Tom didn't do it. Did he? know he didn't do it? So therefore that's the order to do something he didn't do. Allah ordered Muslims to pray five times a day, right? So if you don't do it, then your bill said, he said, Well, everything is already
controlled by a law. A law made me do it. So I don't care. What the scholars said, No, that's not right. What it means. The teachers of Islam, they said what it means is a law controls everything. Yes. But you always have a choice of law knows the choices that you're going to make. So he makes everything according to the choices. He knows that you're going to make. But it's still your choice. You want to be good choice. You want to be bad. It's your choice. But you cannot blame it on a law. And you can't blame it on anybody else. I want to better another prophet, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him close about this same subject. You know what he said about it? He said that
there's a kind of sin.
Or Sure, we'll call it a shark in Arabic means associating partners with law, but it's something really bad. That is hidden from you. He said, it's like a black ant on a black rock on a black night.
Could you see
if there was no sun? It's night. And if there's no moon, no stars, it's cloudy.
And you see night.
And if it's a black rock, could you even see it? There is a black ant on top of the Black Rock, you're gonna see it, but it's still there in it. And he said that this is a kind of shark or making the mistake of making partners with the law. And that is when you blame people for something.
You said, Well, if you didn't do this, then this will never happen. Like some time. Maybe somebody loves
Their keys in the car. And they said, Oh, you made me forget, and I locked my keys in the car. It's all your fault. And how, you know, you were arguing with me, you might be confused. And I slammed the door and it's all your fault. You said, you shut the door.
Why are you blaming me? Because you made me crazy and blah, blah, blah. You know what I'm talking about? Your people say something like this.
How is my phone? Because when you blame other people, it means it means you think they have power, but only allies. And alone you this was gonna happen. So what are you supposed to say when anything like this happens?
Why would I say under law? I lock my keys in a corner.
Because it's a large wheel. It's an accident. Did you mean to do it? No, no.
Okay, another one. Ladies make a cake. A nice cake. And he got it in the oven. At the last part, you when the cake is coming up rising, rising This is it comes up. All you got to do is open the oven door or slam a door somewhere and change the pressure in that room. And that cakes gonna fall. Wow.
Oh my gosh, do you know how mad somebody would get? They worked so hard to make this cake and you made it this fall? Just with one silly thing. And they blame you? Well,
guess what? Everything's from ago. So I'm sorry, I didn't know it. I didn't mean for it to happen. It wasn't because I wanted that to happen. But it did happen.
And give you another example. One time honestly Malik he used to be a servant to Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. He was reserved for me said more than 10 years. He said in the whole time. He never blamed me for anything. So see the profits understood. And they didn't blame anybody. Like, I do it. You do it. Your parents do it. Everybody makes this mistake. It's not good. But unfortunately, we all do it. We need to be careful. Don't blame other people. Don't blame other people. What happens? happens? It's history. After it's over. It's history. You can change it right? You got to go forward and relax and try to get through your life. The best way you can and say what
hamdulillah right. To say the best thing you can do.
You know, when we talk about sins,
the prophets all of them were human beings. Now some people will tell you prophets never made any sins. Well, our prophets really human.
Yeah. Are prophets born? Yeah. Do they eat? Yeah. They go to the bathroom? Yeah. Do they sleep? Yeah, they get tired human being eats, sleeps, drinks, water the bathroom and does all the normal things, then he's not God is he? and only God is perfect. True. Only God is perfect. So therefore, human beings all make mistakes, even prophets make mistakes. But we don't say that prophets make them big mistakes, not
know, they make little mistakes, small things. And those are the things that
those are the things that our law
will forgive them for very quickly. Because they say stuff for a lot so much. This is an important thing for us to remember this stuff for a long stuff for a lot of stuff.
Until next time,
everybody's ready to go again, and we're gonna kick talking about the profits. And so many profits to talk about show a little bit of time. But Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him caught us that he used to say stuff for a long, more than 70 times a day.
And once he said more than 100 times a day. So for a lot of stuff for a lot of stuff for us. And that's a lot.
By the way, if profits are saying stuff for a long, asking a lot of forgive them. I'm sure we should do a lot more you say, I'm better off you're.
We've talked now about something really, I think important about sins. And we understand that these sins, have conditions if I know something's wrong, and I do it anyway. But no excuse.
I'm in trouble. But I can be forgiven. If I asked the Lord to forgive me. Do I need to go and ask the question.
To forgive me,
do I need to go and ask a rocker stick the stone or a bone to forgive me? For who am I gonna ask to forgive me?
Then I can do it inside of my own heart? Yes. Nobody even has to know I said,
I used to be like,
nobody will know. Except.
And this is very, very important. Because I'm talking to him directly from my heart. And he can hear my heart, not just the beating them.
No, here's what's in my mind, what I'm thinking what I'm feeling, and knows all of it. In fact, he's the one who knows how I suffer, or how I enjoy and why. And I don't even know all of that. But he does. So anytime I ask him, forgive me, he can forgive me that.
That's good news. Yeah. But I wouldn't know that if I didn't know about the profits that I've been telling you about. That's why it's so important to know about these profits. And to know what they're teaching us with these lessons, because it's not your stories. This is not just something that we want to say, Okay, this province, this province, this province, and so on. So he lived here and he died. He had this many children, and then he ate some food and who cares? I want to know, what did he teach me that I can use today? I want to know, what did I get from the stories of the prophets? That when I put it in my life, my life works better? Hmm. Like when I put gasoline in the
car, it's going to work better I put oil in the car. It works better, huh? Right. Yeah. So these are the things that we need to know what's in the story to help me if you learned something today about sins,
and where they came from, how it started, what we do, why it's something is a sin when it's not a sin. And I think we get some benefit from that shall I hope so. But certainly, I want to remember that all the sins of all the humans are ever committed and all be forgiven by law. Except one.
Once in a law will never ever forgive.
Shark. What is shark?
Exactly? associating partners with the law. Would you like to know about shark?
First of all, shark is Arabic word.
And it means that somebody is having a God with God. He's not taking a law all by himself, but he's making something with it. We know from Islam from Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. It is is the unforgivable sin that nobody should do. But is he the first person to tell us this?
know, all the prophets cards.
In fact, if we look, we find it that's the first commandment. The first commandment that came with all the other commandments that came to Moses was, number one. Don't make shirk. Don't do that. Because it says, In the Old Testament, that the first commandment was, I'm the Lord your God that brought you out of the land of Egypt and the house of bondage. And you know, no other God beside me. Thou shalt not have any Gods beside me.
That's the first commandment. That's an Exodus chapter 20. I read it.
What does that mean?
Don't make sure
don't get an idol, or an image or something alive or something dead. And think that this thing can help you because it can't help you.
It won't help you. If you pray to it. In fact, it will hurt you. Because it will be angry. Can you understand why? I'm going to compare human beings to human beings?
How, think about a human being and another human being people. I invite you to come to my house and I say come over, I'm gonna fix food. Okay, you come over, and I put food out and I put drinks out and we have all this good stuff, huh? And you're eating and drinking and you're going Oh, man, that was good. Whoa, that was good.
And then you get up and you go outside and you go to my next door neighbor, knock on the door and he goes Hello. And you say thank you.
For a lovely meal, goodbye. He's gonna say What? Are you? cuckoo? I didn't do anything. But how about the guy who fixed all the food, he's gonna be pretty mad at me. I fix you food.
I give you something to drink, a nice place to stay while you went to the neighbor and said thank you to him.
Now that's human to human. How about Allah, Allah created us.
He created us, he gave us life. He gave us air to breathe. He gave us food to eat water to drink. He gave us a place. He gave us knowledge. He gave us a heart and gave us feelings he gave us so much. Who should we say thank you to
a law, not the neighbor.
Not a rock. Oh, thank you, Mr. Rock. Oh, it's so nice. What is that?
It's crazy. That doesn't make any sense. Why would we do that. But people do it all the time. Don't think people have rock sticks, things that they carry around, oh, this is gonna help me, that's gonna help me.
None of it's gonna help them. In fact, it will hurt them. That the rock, I don't mean because I've dropped it on my foot. But it will hurt you because you worship it instead of a law. A law said something in the Quran, which is the last revelation to you human being about certain people that he's going to do what he's going to be their best friend, a lot will be your best friend is certain people. Who are these people. These are the ones who will take a law as a protector, that will go to a law for whatever they need. And when they do that, then Allah He is there thought he is the Protector. But when they take something that supports God, for their protector for their friend,
then they're going to be in deep trouble. And the way Allah says it in porn is that he will take these people who take him as the protector, he's going to make them what is going to make them in the light, he's gonna bring them out of darkness into light. That's beautiful. But what about the other ones? He's gonna take them out of the light and into the darkness. Why? Because you take false gods and they're going to take you away from the light. And that's how I meant when I said that, if somebody is worshiping this, it can hurt him. Because this is nothing but a rock. But if you worship it, that action will make you go away from the light of Islam into the darkness of what called
Now, I want to tell you about something. The prophets all warned us about something called
copper, copper, copper,
Copper is something really, really bad. But it comes from a word in Arabic, which means to cover. In English, we say cover in Arabic, you say cough? To put something on top of something. Sometimes you shouldn't put something on top of something and sometimes you should. But that's a cover, isn't it? And whoever covers something,
they have committed an act of Cofer.
Let me give you an example. They used to say that a farmer digs the ground, puts the seeds in the ground. And then he covers the ground over the seed. Right? When he covers that over. he's doing. He's covering it. And a farmer used to be called a Kaffir. A Kaffir because he covers the ground. But after Islam came and we use this word now, for somebody who's this believer is a Kaffir. Now no farmer wants to be called a copper anymore because it means also disbelief. Why? Because they covered the truth of Islam. The truth is there. You can cover it, but you can't make it go away. And how you cover it is by lying and saying it's not there anymore. But eventually it'll come up through
there, won't it? And you'll know it's still there. Because lives go away. But the truth stays. That makes sense. Yes. I think real slow with me on this. Lies don't stay but the truth does. So even if you pour lies on top of something, try to cover it cover cover
Okay. Allah said something in the Quran, which is the last revelation to you human being about certain people that he's going to do what he's gonna be their best friend alone will be a best friend to certain people.
Who are these people? These are the ones who will take a law as their protector.
We'll go to a law for whatever they need. And when they do that, then Allah He is the God He is the Protector, but weird, they take something that supports God
for their protector for their friend, then they're gonna be in deep trouble in the way Allah says in the Quran is that he will take these people who take him as a protector, he's going to make them what
is going to make them in the light, he's going to bring them out of darkness into light. That's beautiful. But what about the other ones is going to take them out of the light into the darkness. Why? Because you take false gods and they're going to take you away from the light. And that's how I meant when I said that, if somebody is worshipped in this, it can hurt him. Because this is nothing but a lot. But if you worship it, that action will make you go away from the light of Islam into the darkness of what called coffin.
Now I want to tell you about something. The prophets all warned us about something called puffer
and you say Coco,
over is something really, really bad. But it comes from a word in Arabic, which means to cover. In English, we say cover in Arabic, you say cough? To put something on top of something. Sometimes you shouldn't put something on top of something, and sometimes you should. But that's a cover, isn't it?
And whoever covers something,
then they have committed an act of Cofer.
Let me give you an example. They used to say that a farmer digs the ground, puts the seeds in the ground. And then he covers the ground over the seed. Right? When he covers that over. he's doing. He's covering it. And a farmer used to be called a Kaffir. A capper because he covers the ground. But after Islam came and we use this word now, for somebody who's a disbeliever is a Kaffir. No, no farmer wants to be called a Kaffir anymore, because it means also disbelief. Why? Because they covered the truth of Islam. The truth is there. You can cover it, but you can't make it go away. And how you cover it is by lying and saying it's not there anymore. But eventually it'll come up through
there, won't it? And you'll know it's still there. Because lies go away. But the truth stays. That makes sense. Yes, I think we'll slow with me on this. Realize don't stay but the truth does. So even if you pour lies on top of something, try to cover it cover cover.
Eventually, food pops up.
about lying. If a person lies to anybody,
they have already told to lies.
Before they lied to somebody, they have to lie to themselves to say it's okay to lie and it's not okay to lie is
lying puts black specks in your heart and tune it becomes totally black. And you should stay away from it. And this is all part of covering line. Perfectly line. The best thing is, go the truth.
Tell the truth. always tell the truth. And with that remove all this covering. And you see the light and the truth. What it says in the Quran. Allah tells us real clear out the blind men shaytaan regime. Allahu wa tuula Dena amanu you resume in a bull market Illa Nur while reading a capital Alia who moved to do to Euclidean hoomin, and Nori illa gulaman. Right.
Now, what this means more or less, to the English is that loves coming us. Whoever takes the laws, they're protecting guiding friend, then Allah, he's going to take them out of darkness, darkness and this can mean a lot. The darkness of ignorance, the darkness of making big mistakes, the darkness of sin, and guide them into what into the light. And this can mean the light of Islam, the light of understanding the light of wood. But then he continues he said as for those people who are who for those people who covered the truth, that's why I was telling you that as far as those people who take false gods as their Alia, rocks sticks,
bones, bones made up stuff stars, moon, sun, whatever they're praying to whoever takes that as their earlier as their protecting friend, than that is going to take them from the light into the darkness,
And then it says, and they're gonna stay in there for ever. So this is the unforgivable sin in Islam, you cannot be forgiven for this. And it even tells us in the Quran, Verily, Allah does not forgive setting up partners with him and worship shark.
But anything less than that he can forgive.
Now, if a person was doing shark, how could he get forgiven? The only way is to totally Leave it, come to Islam, and declare that there is only one God to worship, and then never make that big mistake again. And Apollo except from them, they can be right along with other good people. So it's important to know that coming into Islam, is to get rid of all shirt, to stop worshipping the creation, and to start worshiping the Creator. Because we have many things around us every day that attract our attention and our focus and our love. And maybe I'd like to have a new car. And I'm not saying I wouldn't like to have a nice car. But if I begin to worship that car, and
it's not good money, or I'd like to have some more money, anybody would. But if you begin to worship the money by making it more important to you than a lot, then you made partners. So it's not just the rocks and sticks and stones is anything, anything that is existing, that you give your devotion to, or your worship. That makes sense. So that was one of the main messages of all the prophets, warning people not to do that. Don't make good. And don't make sure don't cover the truth. And don't make partners with a lot of emotion.
That is a pretty big lesson for the day one. But there's always more things we can learn from the prophets.
You know that all the prophets that came had things about him similar, but things also different. Now, we've talked a little bit about some of the earlier prophets. And one of the things that I love to talk about is the Prophet Abraham. And the Prophet Abraham, or Abraham is mentioned so many times in the Old Testament in the Bible. He's mentioned in the New Testament. And he's mentioned throughout the Koran so much I couldn't even count how many times I've found stories about you, but
did you know that he had children? Yeah, it's mine. And his heart? Yes, he did. And did you know they had children. In fact, a lot promised that many children and make sure did Abbot from his heart. We know many of the profits came from him. And from his smile, we know, profits came. But the best one was the last one which is Mohammed, Salah lives, some peace be upon him. When I think about all these prophets, and I think of the stories of Moses, many stories there too. One of the things that comes to my mind is the story of what happened with people of Moses time, and how they made a big mistake by committing Sure. You know what happened? Well, after Moses had gone to Pharaoh, he
took his brother with him around and they were telling Pharaoh about the God, our God is the one created everything, please. You know, were the people who worship Him. Let us go, you know, don't make us the slaves here. And they kept day after day asking I think when they finally got away, they finally got through the water. Remember that story, the water opened up, they went through that. And at last, they should be in good shape. Yeah. But then Allah He wanted Moosa la Santa to go up into the mountain. And he did Moses went up, up up into the mountain. And when he got up there, he stayed on long. days and nights and days and nights and days and nights. And the people were like, he's not
coming back. He's not coming back what we're gonna do, and some people said, you know, that the people were we used to be in Egypt, they used to worship a cow, of golden cow. So let's make a golden cow. Let's do that. And they did. They made up a golden cow. They took all the gold that they had, and they shaped it and they molded it and they made it into a cap, a Golden Cap, small cap cap, right. And they said that the wind used to blow through it and make a noise like this.
Is it Oh, it's talking to us.
But in reality, it was just wind blowing through it.
They will go to it. Oh, you know, we would like to have children. Can you give us a son? Only Allah can give you children? Yeah. What are you bringing to the scout? It was making everybody, you know, further and further from the truth. And they were going praying and offering their sacrifices everything to this silly statue that they made from gold. When Moshe Moses peace be upon him finally came back, he came down the mountain down the mountain, he had the commandments when he, when he got down, he looked and he found all the people look, they're worshipping this cap, this Golden Cap that they made.
And here is Moses was talking directly directly to Allah. And these people that with him are worshiping something beside Allah.
You think he got upset? Think you get angry? Yeah. What did he do?
You know what he did?
First of all, he let them know that's the wrong thing to do.
Yeah, story has it, he just stopped and went back up. had to go back up to a law and have to commence again. Because it was that bad. He was upset. That one thing that he did, he and his brother get made destroyed that golden calf destroyed completely. Because this is the wrong thing. That's the wrong message. To worship something other than Hello. Until next time, for now. Welcome Rama to library.
everybody's ready to go again. And we're gonna keep talking about the prophets. Shall I tell you about another prophet? Yeah, yeah. Now this prophet, way back before that way, way back. He had a problem with his people. He was telling the same as you guys just worship a lot. Get away from us. When I hear about them. You said no, there really is a law and he's the one who is making everything creating everything sustaining everything. Just a law. And they're going like,
tried everything with them. They said, you know, you're kind of Cuckoo. And he was trying to tell him listen, you know, something wrong with you. So finally they told him listen, you want us to believe you?
Okay. And you said it's a law. He creates things does things okay? Then sure sign?
said okay. What do you want? Okay, make your God mean so long. To take a great big rock, a huge rock. Okay. And then turn it into a camel. Make it open like an egg or something. Just turn it into a camel. Oh, and make sure that it's a female camel.
Oh, and we want her to be pregnant. Oh, and we want her to be so pregnant. She's almost ready to deliver the camel. Oh, and we want her to be from the best kind of camel. Okay. Can that be done? Of course not. No man could do it. No human being can even think of that. Or rock that hatches like an egg. And a camel comes out full grown. And it's a girl camel. And she's pregnant. And she's gonna have a calf. It's not possible. But Allah made it happen.
A big rock went correct. And there was a comment. A big giant camel from the kind that they wanted. And guess what happened? camel had a baby because she was pregnant.
that amazing? Yeah, it's not all because a lot and made a rule for them. Because of their disbelief.
He's gonna make water come for them because they lived out places where it's hard to get water so they had a well and check this out. And Allah subhanho wa Taala God Almighty made the water run. Just so there'll be enough water for the people on one day, but then just enough water for the camel on the next day. This camel drank a lot of water. You know a lot of water. So they were ordered. You cannot drink any water on the day that the camel gets her so one day they can add water the next day? No. They have to let the camel have it all. And she would
suck it dry. She would drink all Oh, of this water. Imagine that. And they were like, Hey, no, you gotta wait till tomorrow. So next day everybody's like getting all the water they can get in on. Next day after that. No, I'm for you. Only for the camel. Now after
For a while, some people started saying that was the scammer drinking all the water. I don't need that. And one of them said, All right, oh, killer.
but that was the Sheikh camela law.
And their Prophet told him this is the sheep camel of Allah, leave her alone Let her drink.
But one of the worst ones of them
was this guy. He didn't believe even though they knew it was they saw it hatch out a gamma from a rock Come on man. But he killed him, killed the comment.
And then the people thought,
Oh, I didn't do anything to us.
So drank the water, don't worry about it.
And most of the people went back to their disbelief, making what covering up the truth of the dead. They went right back where they were a few people, a few people believed and they stayed in the right way believing about the law, but the rest of them like, we don't care about that. And then what happened? Eventually, a law brought a great punishment on them.
It was so bad, it can't be described. Words cannot even describe how horrible is the punishment, but it came all at once.
And they were all gone just like that.
Because the law has something in Arabic called St drudge
is to drudge. This is the word that explains everything about the punishment of a law and how it can sneak up on you when you don't think it's going to happen. Because if you do something bad and you don't get caught, you think maybe I'll never get caught. You know, maybe you lie. And you said, Hey, nobody caught me. Or maybe you take something and you said, Hey, nobody knows I did it. Maybe you cheated. And you said, Hey, I didn't get God, hey, maybe I'll just keep on doing this. Keep on doing that. And you'd never say a love Forgive me. You don't put something back that you took. You don't apologize to somebody, you just keep doing it doing the thing. And
then all of a sudden, is to try. Now I want you to think about something. Did you ever see like a carpet sitting on a real shiny slick floor? You know that carpet will move? You know, a rug. So what if somebody was standing on that? Just standard on
and you grab it and you jerk it out from underneath them? They'd be like, wow, they wouldn't be expecting that. Now. This is similar to St. George. And Allah, He brings it to the people, when they least expect it. That's when some people you think why this guy keeps doing bad things, bad things. He doesn't get caught.
He did does he did that. Or she did so and so and such and such.
It looks like she's doing pretty good, you know, but eventually it will come and when it comes.
That is to drudge dislike the people of the time of the comelec told you about how it just came on him all of a sudden like that. In the same way other people, other people were punished, but not until a Prophet came to them. That's why I want to keep explaining these stories of the Prophet see, so you can see and learn and we can understand what was the message? What was the message and we all know it. We've said it before. But La Ilaha
Illa, la, la, la, la la la, la say the whole thing. La, la, la la la. Yeah, there is no god to worship except the last
one, God. That's the main part of the message that every prophet brought with them.
Another thing that comes along with the prophets message sometime will be rules. Sometime you'll find some rules, eat this, don't eat that. dress like this. Don't dress like that. Somewhere marriage rules, rules about divorces things that no. But all of these kinds of rules can change according to the people's traditions or cultures and so on. So this is not the main focus. The main focus is to know that there really is God and then you want to know what is it that he wants from you. And if he gives you some rules, then you got to follow him the best you can.
Okay. Now I want to tell you a story
about a prophet who was the son of a prophet.
You know, who's the son of a prophet?
lot of sense of profits actually.
Yes, a smile. A smile is the son of
Salaam peace be upon, you guys are catching this really fast. I like that. Well, when he had this son, he was so happy.
And Allah asked him to sacrifice his son it came to him like in a dream or vision, and he knew that he has to sacrifice his son. And when he tried to do it, his son understood, and your son is saying what's going on? Because he's taking him like you would take a sheep for slaughter or something. He said, Is this from a law and his father's yard, this is from a Larson, then you'll find me patient. Go ahead. The boy understands because he's a problem, too, you know, he understands even if his father put a sword on his neck and cut his head, it's it's from a law, it's the right thing. What happened a lot, let the knife cut him at all. In fact, a law sent around, and the ram cane RAM is a
male sheep, big sheep. And they
click that instead. Because the real meaning of it was the law wanted him to take his son to a special place, the place where Adam had actually been way before that. It's called Bethel, or the place to worship or law, how some
boy understands cuz he's a problem. Do you know, he understands even if his father put a sword on his neck today, they say it's from a law, it's the right thing. What happened? A lot didn't let the knife cut him at all. In fact, a law sent around and the ram cane RAM is a male sheep, big sheep. And they
click that instead. Because the real meaning of it was the law wanted him to take his son to a special place, the place where Adam had actually been way before that. It's called Beth L. Or the place to worship Allah, the house of Allah. Beth, as we talked about in some of our programs is like the word in Arabic, Beit it means house. And l is the Hebrew way of saying Allah, Allah, Allah. And so this place where Adam had been, is the very same place now where Abraham is taking his son, but he was still young. When he took him out there. And his mother
was wondering what's going on? Because they were in the desert. When they got out into the desert.
Snow water in the desert isn't.
And after they were there for a while, Abraham, he got up and he started walking away, just walking away. His wife said, Hey, what are you going in? Answer
is, excuse me, are you leaving? And just keep on going? Is this something from a law? And he signaled to her that Yes, it was. And he went on. So okay, she understood, she's why for profit, and she understood, so she went back to her baby. What she didn't know is that when Abraham got far, far away, well, they couldn't see him, but he could still see me turn around look, because, you know, he loved them so much. That wasn't easy for him to do that. But it was something he knew a lot wanted. So he left them.
Because he said, they're in the care of a law. And they said the same thing, a law will take care of us. But then what happened? It ran out of water. They had drunk up all the water, there was no water left.
Sometimes when you don't have any water, that's hard.
No water. Anyway, she went up to the top of one and she looked and looked and looked around nothing. She runs down and over to the other side and up the other Hill and look and look nothing back down again and look and back down and up again and back down and up again. And each time looking looking until seven times she had gone back and forth between these two hills looking for somebody, anybody? Well, maybe there'll be somebody over there now I will look again. But no, it wasn't
nothing. And then the angel came the angel Gabriel
and when he came that's when stuff starts happening.
And it mentions in Quran real clear about the baby moving his foot and some say that the heel of the foot Robin on the sand cause water to start coming up. But of course we know it's a law making the water come up water stuff coming more and more and more and more and more and more water more water or is there like oh right but then she started making some like damn around it, you know, putting some sand or whatever around
And more water is coming in more water and so much. Whoa. And they said that she said a word from her language, Zam, which means go back. There's too much water, Sam, Sam. And what do we call it today? Zamzam, the well of Zamzam. And this water still coming out of there today, by the way, I've been there. I've seen the water there. In fact that drank similarly, I like has a very nice taste. And even they send it in cartons and bottles around the world today, people can get Zamzam water. And this is another one of the miracles that comes with the profits. And remember, now, it's my Oh was just a little profit at that time. He's a little guy, a little boy, when he grew up. And this is
another story that's really nice. When he grew up, he got married. He was a hunter, by the way, used to go out and hunt and everything. And his father came to visit. His father came to visit after he had gotten married. And he came to the door and he asked his, his smile here. The wife of his funeral came, he said, she said, No, not here. Oh, well, he didn't say who he was. He just said, How are things? She said, things are hard towards what he says, but we're having hard times. She's complaining to me. He said, Okay. Well,
tell him he needs to fix his doorstep.
And he left.
So when his smile came back, he's asking what's going on while I was gone? She said, Oh, some old man came. That's all. I see. What did he say?
He said, picture doorstep.
He understood right away who it was. He said that was my father.
Ellison a piece of paper. And he's telling me to divorce you.
So he divorced her.
Think about that one for a minute.
Because then later, he brought him came again. The appointment,
went to the door.
The no wife come to the door. How are you today?
So how are things? Where? Where is this man? He's not here out hunting, but things are good. Everything's fine. hamdulillah whatever we have is from Allah. For five more, okay. He said, Give him a message.
Tell him to firm up his doorstep.
So what happened? When this mail came back? What happened? She said, Oh, a nice old man came. And you know what? He said, You should firm up your doorstep. What does that mean? He said, Ah, that was my father. And he was telling me to keep you. Do you understand why? Because the woman was considered the keeper of the house. That's why we stay on the doorstep. keeper of the house is the woman she's responsible. When the husband's away to take care of everything in the house. The first one was not good washing. Look how she was complaining and saying against her husband and things while he was gone.
The second one though, even though they had hard time, maybe they didn't have board or whatever difficulties. But she didn't complain. And she was thankful to Allah. And that's the kind of wife You should have. So he was telling his son keeper makes sense. So in this way, we learn how prophets can communicate with other prophets in a way that you and I might go, who was that? But they can understand, because the prophets there, their mind is much more clean and clear than ours. Their hearts are clean, and clear explanation of that is that when people lie, it clouds there thinking when people lie, it bothers their hearts. It makes them not straight anymore. And the more you lie,
the more crooked you will be. But the more you tell the truth, the more you're honest, then the straighter you're going to be able to see things and you'll be able to look right straight there and understand what's in front of you. So it's very important for the believers to always tell the truth.
And we found that in the Quran, yeah, you Dana Amanullah Allah wa kulu, Calvin's Dida, oh you who believe,
have telkwa for Allah, and always say the truth. Very good lesson is
here with so many prophets, so many, many prophets.
Some prophets are known for the water. We've talked about one of them already which was known. Some prophets are known for amazing things that happened to their people. We talked about one of those.
Some prophets are known for being real close to a law, but every single Prophet was known
For the fact that he told the truth, and the most truthful of all of all, is the Prophet
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, because he was called a Saudi, which means the truthful. Muhammad was sorry, the truthful. That's good. He didn't lie. Never did he lie. Always he told the truth.
Can you say you never lied? Or would that be alive? Who said it?
Well, you could say it. But would that be another lie? That's what you want to watch out for. So, if we know how important the truth is, then we've learned a very valuable lesson. From our profits. Speak the truth. Say what's real. Sometimes you don't feel like it go. You know what I mean? Maybe somebody bothered you. Something that's hurt you. Something is eating at you. And you said, You know what? I'm going to tell a lie. Anyway. I don't care. And who just whispered in your ear to do that? [???] on? Should Donald tell you it's okay to lie. won't he? swear he did the atom? He told him so gate each route didn't mean
there's not okay. Law says no, no, no, no.
So if you get this in Saudi, it's okay. I can take this. Or I can cheat. I need an answer for a test. And I'm at school. And I didn't study last night. I forgot. Let me see how you did. Oh, he's got the answer.
I'll write it down. A CD. Yeah.
This girl's got the answer over
But I got a I got a no you didn't you got awful. Because you cheated. And when you cheat, lose something with along? What is it called? Baraka? When you lose the blessings from Allah, oh, you might get what you want here, but you won't be happy with it after you get it. Because you took it. And it really wasn't yours. Stealing, never help you cheating. It's not going to help you. And line learning is worse than anything.
Now I want to tell you about Muhammad peace be upon him said about lying and liars. Listen to this. Somebody asked him. What if there was a man and he was a coward? a coward is somebody who runs away in the battle. You know, they're fighting in a battle. And they're fighting and you know, and then all of a sudden, he said, I'm scared and he started running away is called Joe ban.
So could somebody be a Joe ban? And still he could be a believer? Even if he ran away? said yes. Yes, it could be. He said, Yeah, but what if a guy is stingy, but he'll really stingy with the money. He doesn't give any charity. He doesn't help anybody. People come to him, please help me and he goes,
could he still be a believer? He said money could be could be. Then he said, what if somebody is hurt him? That means what?
a liar. Big time? Could he be a believer? No, that Muhammad peace be upon him said, No.
liars are not believers. That's how important it is to always tell the truth.
And some cases, I even heard that even if the truth will hurt, at least, you can't lie, at least be quiet.
That's a good lesson. All the lessons we learned from all the profits will help us if we remember them each day. That's why it's important to review. Like I've reviewed several of the stories and telling a new story about a new profit. Sometimes I go back and review some of the other things that apply to that. And the more that we do that, the more it should help us and understanding. And when you really understand something, you learn from it. And when you learn from it. You don't make the same mistakes anymore. Do you know
and if you do it right, you've become a better person. Slowly, step by step you go through the life. You don't realize it but you build up a lot of good reward with the law. And you can get rid of a lot of sins simply by looking at the lives of these great profits. And all these prophets had one message and that message is the one that we want to always remember it's called what La Ilaha
Muhammad Rasulullah until next time, so now welcome Rama to labor cotton.