Compassion Over Condemnation
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being it was Walton gold and silver which was being distributed and given and as soon as they came to the machines and I'd be of a loss last alum, they saw individual busy in recitation of Quran learning have been remembering the last panel de la supplication and law and prayers. So they went back and they got hold of these individuals. And they said that you proclaimed that the inheritance of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam is being distributed, but rather we find that people are engaged in a bada and worship, where is them Eros, where is the inheritance of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So what was the reply of the Sahaba, for which there will be of a loss
of Allahu alayhi wa sallam had taught them that indeed, the MBR and the prophets Do not leave behind the inheritance in nama, la mujer de su dinero, mala Dharma, that they don't, don't leave behind the inheritance of wealth, gold and silver. But the inheritance of the MBR and the profits is illman Dean. So indeed for us to be in the company of these blessings and noble show you it is indeed a blessing of a Lost Planet. Allah, as I always mentioned, and indeed I feel humble, and I feel also honored to be in the presence of the shoe and the mom's a chocolate and our other Imam Sheikh Abdullah as well. As she accidentally mentions that when he was being sent as a gift of by a close
friend, and when he opens the gift, he finds dirt inside. And when he asks the dirt shakes it in his couplets in Boston and Gulistan, he writes in couplets. He says when he asked the dirt, why do you smell like roses and in our car and couplets the answers back by saying, living beneath the roses, I also achieved some fragrance. So indeed, these are the individuals whose company whose saw but will indeed give us nourishment and give us a man and taqwa and the true inheritance of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I will only take few minutes, and I will share with you and of course, our esteemed guests will give us the details. And of course will speak about the life and
mercy of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The eye of the Quran which I recited in front of you is from chapter 21, verse number 107. In surah, Al ambia, Allah subhanho wa Taala very clearly mentioned to us the existence and the purpose of the sending of the Prophet of Allah salallahu alayhi wasallam, as he said, and we have not sent you or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, except as a mercy to the world. So indeed, and we have a loss of the law, while he was alone was sent on the face of this earth, as Rama as the blessing as mercy for the entire humanity. As we know that before the coming of the Prophet of Allah Azza wa sallam, the entire humanity was in
in the depths of darkness. They had reached the pinnacle of Jamelia and ignorance, to an extent that they will lick the enemy's blood and they will chew the livers of their enemies and war and fight will continue within the tribes. But Allah subhanho wa Taala sent the Prophet of Allah Azza wa sallam as mercy who came on the face of this earth and united the hearts of Sahaba and made him into such individuals that Allah subhanho wa Taala himself mentioned in the Quran, or the Allahu anhu Maradona that Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with the last part to honor the two brief incidents which I will mention to you regarding tonight's topic, the compassion, the
forgiveness and the mercy of Namibia of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reported in the hadith of Abdullah Abdullah, author of the Alon who a mama no wait until Allah brings this hadith
in the 75th chapter of Islam
Voc Rehab was saline in the chapter of the forgiveness of the ignorant. And this is the fourth Hadeeth in the 75th chapter of available funding, in which our beloved ambassador of the land who mentioned under Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Yaki Nabi aminal ambiente Allahu Salatu was Salam. That is as though that I see the number of Allah Salaam with my own eyes that I remember it's so clear in front of me as the nebia of Allah Salaam is still speaking in front of me that he's mentioning an incident of a prophet from amongst the Gambia and the Prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala for de bajo como that his own nation and his own people hit him for the mo hoo, hoo hoo, I am
so Dumbo and he and his entire face become full of blood, and he begins to wipe the blood off his face. And what is he replied back and he says aloha mobile friendly homey, for in the home lay on the moon. Oh Allah, you forgive my people, or law. They don't know who I am. Or law you forgive my people. They don't know who I am. Indeed, or they may have mentioned, if they can lie. If naturalis Kalani on the commentary of this hadith mentions that indeed, it was the nebia of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself, explaining the situation which had occurred to him on the day of the day when the nebia have lost muscle and lost the 70 of his beloved Sahaba amongst them 63 or 64 from
amongst the unsolved Medina six or seven from amongst the Mk and margerine. And then Have you ever lost a limb lost his own beloved uncle, for which the anatomy of a lost muscle and wept so much, that the anatomy of a loss loss alone was attacked from all sides that have been obeyed the law? So I've been Abby wakasa, the Alon who became the human shield, standing in front of the Prophet of Allah Salaam, and that was that Mubarak day, when the Navy of Allah Selim gave this God hiding to start going to be waqqas, which he never said to anyone else. B, A, B, A, B, A, B, A, B, A B, will own me. He said, Oh, indeed outside, May my parents be sacrificed upon you. Oh, sod. This was the
day when the Navy of Allah Salaam went through so much difficulty the day when he saw his own uncle, his own uncle, which was so close to him, burying him with his own hand, his own 70 Sahaba when the time came to the abbey of Allah Salaam, what did he say? He said, Oh ALLAH forgive my people. They don't know who I am. relating to this the second incident, and I will finish up because it's not the hug that I should speak in, in the presence of my elders. It is the report hadith of eyeshadow, the Allah and harm authentic hadith of Sahih al Bukhari and Muslim. Mr. Manuel hamdulillah brings this as the first had eaten the 75th chapter of his book, the forgiveness of the ignorant. The first
Hadith is of that chapter, I shall have the Elian has said that I asked the Nabhi of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam owner B of Allah. Have you ever seen a day more difficult than the day of God upon you? Whenever you have a law? Have you seen a day, which is more difficult to you than the day of 100, in which you had seen the Sahaba in which you had seen your own uncle passed away? Then that would be of a loss of life to them said yes, Ayesha. The day which was harsher to me with the day when I visited the town of startups. That was the day which was the harshest day that the Navy of Allah Himself said I faced and what was this incident very quickly, very briefly. It was the
10th year of the prophethood of the Prophet of Allah wa sallam, he lost his beloved uncle who has the support and the backbone for him in muckety muck Rama within the next two months, the prophet of Allah wa sallam lost his his wife, meaning the life partner for whom the Nabil of Allah cillum lived 25 years together, the one that Allah gave six children from an eyeshadow the Alon has said, whenever me and then Abbey of Allah Salam sat together, he would always remember her deja deja deja. So I would being as a young girl, I would say oh prophet of Allah. Do you not see anyone else rather than have deja? Do you not see any other woman that you can talk about? So now we have a loss of
Solomon said, Oh, Isaiah. Khadija is the one who helped me when no one supported, she believed in me when no one believed in me. And Allah gave me all of my old my six children from Egypt. So at this moment, I have had Elijah on the line have reports. Such a harsh time, the prophet of Allah says to them lost his uncle, the prophet of Allah, colossal and lost his wife. Now that have you ever lost lost a limb decided to go to the nearby town which is known as die. Maybe he can go and speak to the leaders, maybe they will believe maybe they will trust he goes to the first individual. Now the biller, the first one as being the chieftains maybe with etiquettes and honor. But now the villa
they treated the Prophet of Allah says to them in the worst manner, and when they say the first one said, Indeed, I'd only want to talk to you now. The second one said, he said, Did Allah not find anyone else?
Rather than you to become a prophet, and the third one says indeed I think you're a liar now not only leaving the point here, but they told the youngsters of five to go and stone the profit of a loss less than four miles onwards and Abbey of a loss loss salon was thrown with stones and pebbles to an extent that the blood from his body gush down and his own feet and slipper clogged with blood and then it'd be a lot less than than thought unconscious. And whenever you have a loss of love while he was setting them up, the prophet of Allah Azza wa sallam made this to our and he says Allah Houma, la escuela doe for COVID t de la te hahahahaha Allah nasi, Yarrow hammer raha mein
untolerable Masada Thien monta Robbie illman Banda kidney, the more or less to the meaning that the iron this application is Oh Allah, to you, I complain of my feebleness of my strength and the lack of my resources, and of me being unimportant in the eyes of people, almost Merciful of all those showing capability of mercy. You are the Lord of the week. And Oh my Lord, to whom are you in trusting me upon meaning more or less than effect when the door is finished? Say the Najib right on a Salam comes, he says oh prophet of Allah Azza wa sallam Allah has sent the angel who is the guardian of the mountains, if you inform and if you order this angel, they will crush the Valley of
ties between the two mountains. And what was the reply of the Navy of Allah Salaam, that oh gee, Brian, I wish that if not these individuals, their progeny and their children will accept faith in a man in Islam, and Allah will change their generations and bring forth them in a man in their lips, mighty respected brothers and elders and sisters in Islam. This month being the month of Hara Beulah will, not only to speak about the Prophet of Allah Salaam, but in reality to inculcate the life of the Prophet of Allah wa sallam with it in our life. And that's why last part, Allah Himself mentioned in Surah, Allah, that indeed, the best way of you as an example for you is the life of the
Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, middle last panel with Allah give us the truth diva and the love of the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam, and may have lost panatela give us the ability and the tofik to live our life according to the Quran. And Allah, Allah allow us to live our life according to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, I whatever good was said was from Allah, Allah whatever was the shortcoming was my mistake. And I humbly apologize in front of my elders and my scholars that I spoke in front of them because it was an order from the brothers. We have laws that allow us to live our life according to the Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah
sallallahu it was.
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Cree. First one I want to thank everybody for coming out tonight I know the weather is not the best. And Mashallah everybody made their first mela bless you for coming out. I also want to thank my mom's a shocker for coming out from California to honors in this community in Nashville. It is a beautiful community. So we appreciate him coming out. And I also want to thank Sheikh Abdullah bin homily for coming out on he just got off the plane basically. So coming straight from the airport. Thank you for coming. I'm just going to make a quick introduction of imaams eight he obviously does not need any introduction, but inshallah we'll do a
quick one. And I'm going to show my age and put on my glasses
shall have similar my name. Mumsy chuckers, Chairman, co founder and senior faculty member of the Turner College in 1983. While at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he co founded the New Brunswick Islamic Center from the Majid alpha in 1987. He settled in New Haven, Connecticut, and continued his community activism co founded mother dose law at that time, mom's aid moved to Hayward California service scholar in residence and lecturer at the tuna Institute. In 2003. He co founded the lighthouse mosque in Oakland, California in 2007. He co founded zaytuna College in 2009, where he now teaches Islamic law and history mumsie is one of the signatories of a common word within us
and you an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders calling for peace and understanding known to the world as a Mumsy. He has authored numerous articles on a wide range of topics, becoming a voice of consciousness for American American Muslim and non Muslims alike. Recently, he was ranked as one of the one of the Western world's most influential scholars, the 500 most influential Muslims, edited by john Esposito and Ibrahim Kaling.
So with that, I'll turn it over to mom's a shocker. And thank you so much for coming Monday. Really appreciate it.
And I'm sorry one last thing is going to be a book signing that Amanda is going to be doing after the lecture. After the q&a. The books will be in the back. inshallah, please stick around. First come first serve and we'll do a book signing.
handily let her apply alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala CD mursaleen Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam test him and kathira salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
hamdulillah. It's a great honor to be here. And
we're honored with the presence of our young scholars, because they're, they're the ones that are going to take the community into the future. And so to have the likes of our very own, Abdullah Ali from zaytuna College, lampposts productions,
graduate theological union
here is a great honor for us because inshallah he'll be at zetonna longer than I would.
Like, we were like the booster rocket, it gets the thing in the air, then it falls off into the ocean.
And then they take it further and Mufti Mohammed farhaan Mashallah, when they were reading his credentials, and I mentioned a lot he should give the talk.
But and we say that with all seriousness, because again,
it's it's not how long you've been at this particular line of work, it's how sincere you are. So like the early people they used to sell Rick
Lacey Lehman sabak. While I can Lehman Sato
is not for the one who came first is for the one who's sincere
because this sincerity opens many doors. You also have Schick Baucus with us. He was with us. Yeah, right here. A graduate of Al Azhar another young scholar in the area working in Queens with the guy nice community and others. And so and I'm sure there are others the and the the Shea who recited the Korean martial law. We should just listen to him all night. 7pm Elaine and listen to him and then go home. Unless y'all so hamdulillah the oma is in good hands. We also have the mist Muslim enter scholastic tournament.
And they asked me to make an announcement I couldn't resist because one of our dear family friends, the daughter Vaizey sidiki, was a dear friend, a very ardent supporter of zaytuna College, his daughter Shazia was instrumental and starting the midst and doing a lot of the early work and Houston, Texas. And now it's grown and it's nationwide. And they're actually having on April 18 through 20th their tournament at Columbia University Medical Center. So look, look on their website, Mia St. Muslim Interscholastic tournament for more information. It's a beautiful Masjid here. When we come to place my wife she grew up in Queens and Long Island. She, they say go west young man. So
I went to California.
There was the total go east young lady because she was born in Manhattan, and then she lived in Queens, and then she settled in Hicksville Long Island. And so but it almost brings tears to her eyes when she comes back now. Maybe I'm really revealing her age without her putting her glasses on. But she sees messages I messed it Hamza and messenger in was Westbury. Even a Masjid in Hicksville Masjid in Roosevelt, Long Island. And so these are our milestones in the growth of our community. And their milestones we should be proud of as Muslims because it took a lot of work this beautiful Masjid didn't just pop up one day. It was 40 degrees below zero 15 years ago, and the ground
shrunken and the masjid popped up. No, it didn't happen like that. It took a lot of hard work and effort. And so hamdulillah see some of the brothers who were with us in New Haven, Connecticut, are here also back in the New Haven days. So it's really great to be here. And to talk about the compassion of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and how his compassion
Wasn't stained by condemnation.
One of the sad realities of our time is received many Muslims. Not all not most, but many,
in their families in their communities, between each other, condemning each other berating each other. Some even put up websites to slander other Muslims and Muslim slander.com. log on and
let your fingers do the talking
in the dark privacy of your basement or addict or dungeon, whoever you might set up and and it's a shameful situation because this is what shaytaan exploits shaytaan looks for openings to set us against each other.
And we have to we have to understand that he's an enemy.
This was our Juma cooked by just taking shaytaan as an enemy fighter Hey Lou, who are doing the shaytaan Allah Kumar boo, boo who are doing he's an enemy until you treat him like an enemy.
No, don't. Don't act as if shaytaan shaitaan is busy.
And one of the greatest things we can do
to combat his emnity is follow the way of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. A lot of times it tells us over and over in the Quran. Letter letter to couteau attache on
the don't follow the ways of Satan.
Don't follow the way of Satan of Satan. Let the temporary kotova shaytaan don't follow the way of Satan. And one of his ways his way his jealousy
his way as be meaning others so don't look down on people.
Muslim Muslim law jambu they have Lima Walla Walla Walla, Walla ku has been run in a shower, and yet here are one Muslim, sufficient evil for person to look down on their fellow Muslim. Why this is the web Satan. Satan envied Adam that has to do don't interview one another and I hate on men who why they prostrating Tim sagittis to tissue leaf, not sagitta too bad, was in a prostration of worship of the prostration of honor. Why does Adam have the honor I'm better than him and Roman who colloquially colloquially seminarian was a woman you may meet from fire he's from clay I'm better.
This is racism.
Because fire has the color and clay has a color. What color was the clay Adam was created from?
It was black
is black clay
so amongst other things, the fire
but fires close orange, yellow,
The clay was black and I'm better because of my physical composition. I'm better because of my color.
This is the racism of shaytaan every racist follows in his steps.
You can marry my daughter you too dark.
Right this though these are the first steps of saying
this is the footsteps of Satan.
Don't follow the footsteps of Satan. treat him like an enemy.
So hamdulillah was mentioned
at Dino mamilla the religion is how we treat one another.
Our children sometimes especially in America, if you came from Hyderabad I noticed someone here from Hyderabad Don't raise your hand.
I can smell the biryani is the best biryani in the world
and the law itself for the biryani in Lahore. But other than that
if you come from Hyderabad
and you have the expectation, the image of how a child is supposed to act and then you come to American start your family
and your child is like just a typical American knucklehead child.
is going to upset you.
That child is gonna make you mad from the moment they can talk.
And then if they're exposed to SpongeBob and Beavis and Butthead, and Bart Simpson, they're really gonna make you mad.
You can condemn them or you can have compassion with
condemning them isn't going to make them better.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you can find them in his whole Syrah. And we have scholars here who've read siara
condemning a child for anything.
And it's been Malik rhodiola. Juan, he said he served him some of the law. I knew his son for 10 years. He never condemned him. He never raised his voice. He never said to him, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he is our example. He's our teacher
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is going to take mercy, that child is a victim.
They're a victim. They're not they're not a perpetrator. That child is the victim of one of the most diabolical and evil
systems in human history.
Well, what system would would try to to make a child identify with the brand so they can market to them from the age of six months?
What system would dump a mountain of debt on every child? That's evil?
What system would expose a child to Beavis and Butthead? And that's what system would call a little girl. You could say that these young brothers and sisters in the African American neighborhood shooting each other. What did they grow up with? They grew up with publicly broadcasted messages, publicly disseminated messages being sold in every in every record store, played on every time you turn on the radio, your gangster your whole go shoot it, go kill it, go slap it.
You're in Nigar Nigar Nigar Nigar Nigar Nigar says, Oh, no, we reappropriated the word.
That's what the child grew up with. What do you expect that child, that child is a victim?
That child is the victim.
Who what was system, they can keep guns out of botnia.
For four years, both is when they were fighting against the Serbs in the early 1990s. They had an arms embargo.
Because the international community decided no weapons will go to those Bosnian Muslims to defend themselves. They can keep weapons out of Bosnia, but they can't keep weapons out of the ghetto.
What system what inundate
a neighbor neighborhood with weapons
under those social and social conditions, that evil brothers and sisters, those kids are victims, they're not perpetrators. They're victims. They should be have our compassion, not our condemnation. We should condemn the system that created the circumstances that allow those atrocities to be perpetrated. That's what we should condemn. We have to be compassionate.
Certainly you have to be compassionate to your husband.
You know, if he can't get a job?
What's the nature of the economic system?
He works with his hands on the manufacturing jobs are shipped away.
What's he supposed to do?
He's the victim.
And I'm not saying that to elicit pity or anything. I don't believe in victimology. But the truth has to be told. Now recognizing the malicious forces. We have to combat them. We don't just sit back I'm a victim. know there's forces that are working against me. With the help of a loss of Hannah hautala I will overcome those forces.
I will overcome those forces. The husband you have to be compassionate with your you can condemn her.
You know why? Why do you want to buy this in that because she saw it five
1000 times on television during the last six months
that might have something to do with it.
You know why? Why do you want to go to work? Because she's in a social system, where there is no safety net. And she's thinking if something happens to you, she wants to have something to fall back on.
We have to try to understand and to be compassionate, and to assist each other, to strengthen each other, to help each other. So we can build a loving and nurturing community.
There is a lot of love in this community, people mesh a lot this, you can feel it.
We want it to be deeper and richer and stronger. So that it appeals people are looking for love people looking for compassion. People are looking for understanding.
When I was one of the things that helped push me to Islam, when I was my first year in college,
I was at a party. I wasn't doing anything illicit.
I wasn't drinking or smoking anything that a Muslim. I wasn't a Muslim now,
just in case you're thinking.
But it was cold. It was like, you know, these cold spells you that we used to have those all the time. Some of you old enough to remember.
That was winter they call the winter.
Now they say you have zero degrees in New York City, and all these
climate change deniers lirc is the coldest winter in the last five decades. Or they understate tomorrow when it's 62 degrees.
Along with Stan, but
so I was at this party was real cold. I mean, it was like it was here in New York a couple days ago. It was cold. And so I left when this housing project in Connecticut,
and I was walking home.
And this little girl 10 year olds, she's probably Puerto Rican, little Puerto Rican girl runs out, screaming and she's got on just her undercoat. And it's cold like it was here a couple days ago. And she's just yelling out Why doesn't anyone love me?
She's just screaming, and that hit me to the depths of my soul.
And I said to myself, I said that a little girl
should not at the age of nine or 10 whatever age was, have reached that degree of despair.
What is wrong with our society? And that was one of the things that pushed me to try to find a solution. And that effort to find the solution led to Islam.
And what I found in Islam
is a religion that emphasizes mercy and compassion. A prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that emphasizes mercy and compassion
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was compassionate with the children. He was compassionate with the womenfolk. He was compassionate, with his companions with his followers.
And a lot of times, he said, that'd be around fathima Ratan Tata. One out of mon la de la causa young woman Holic that all into mercy from Allah you would gentlemen with them, had you been growth in heart of hearts they would have fled away from you. But that wasn't his nature. sallallahu wasallam. So he brought the people in. He brought the people in. And brothers and sisters Believe me. If that's how we are as individuals and as communities, we will bring people in because people are looking for love. People are looking for mercy is getting merciless out there.
People are afraid to lose their job because, you know, there's there's no unemployment compensation is disappearing. They're fighting in Congress to try to hold on to our last little bit for those who have been longtime unemployed.
People don't see any mercy. They're afraid to go to the hospital because they fear what's the bill going to cost?
People are looking for mercy people looking for compassion and they find
In a Muslim, that's fine in in the masjid, they're going to be attracted. They're there. They won't care what the people say, oh, there are a bunch of terrorists. They're a bunch of this. There are a bunch of that.
They're going to take it wherever they can find it. And Muslims are looking for you don't think there's there's unprecedented amounts of, of Christian proselytizing and our Muslim lens.
And they're taking advantage of this fact. How the most the most thing, year after year, decade after decade bombing and, and fighting and civil war, occupation evasion.
You think they don't, they're not looking for relief. You think just you say land handler law, and you're no longer traumatized?
No, Muslims are looking for comfort. And we have to show our brothers and sisters you don't have to look any further than Islam.
But as all they find in Islam is condemnation, and criticism, and harshness. And inflexibility. Believe me, then you know, you won't see it. Believe me, when someone feels no one loves them. When someone feels there's no mercy in the world.
And they see their Muslim brother and sister and they just condemning them, you're in the wrong party. Either you have the wrong men hedge, you have the wrong thicker, you have the wrong Vicar. You have the wrong, whatever.
And they feel that the Muslims don't love me. They're in Egypt being shot in the street like dogs,
by people named abdulah
by people named fatty
They feel that I didn't get any love for mercy. Whatever.
You think when the Christian comes along, and says, you know you love for you, Lee, you need some love. Jesus loves you.
You think there's not going to be a large percentage who start listening? Make sure no one's looking.
How does Jesus love me?
Is Happening brothers and sisters Don't be diluted.
Don't be deceived.
We have to be a community of compassion. Our prophets on the low on a was send them
he was compassionate.
He was merciful.
As it was mentioned, Ryan attended alameen he was a source of mercy to all the worlds. He was a source of mercy, mercy to his to his enemies.
And all of his battles Muslims, non Muslims.
The highest estimate is 1000 people were killed, died in those battles.
So it wasn't, it wasn't the sort of Islam that put the love of Islam in the hearts of the people.
It was the mercy of Islam. It was the compassion of Islam. It was the compassion of the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah, he was sending them
some of the law while he was sending them
that brought the people in
and he touched the hearts of his companions and they brought the people in. He was a mercy. He encouraged mercy sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he described themselves as a mercy and Nima Rama Toma, that I'm a gifted mercy to the world. He was a gift of mercy. And we should be a gift of mercy. We should be a gift of mercy to our neighbors, to our spouses, to our children, to our parents,
to our to our nation to our world.
Because that is the job of the Muslim
sallallahu alayhi wasallam and it works his way out.
The world works his way out. He wants a group of his companions they were with them. So Lola Juan he was send them and he said a very profound Hadith,
he said and Asahi related by Mamata Bharani and all of its narrators are sound.
He said, learn learn to me no hotter or hamo
you will not truly believe until you are merciful. Learn to
mean ohata are humble. You will not truly believe until you are merciful.
kununurra HeMan jasola law, they say all of us are merciful. Yeah, on messenger of Allah. He said, sal Allahu Allahu wa sallam, and know who lays up rationality or howdy come Sahiba, like in Ramadan, nursey, Rama, Rama, he said is not the mercy one of you shows to his companions. That's easy.
This is my dear friend.
It's easy to be merciful. to that person who said, That's not what I'm talking about, is being merciful to all of the people to the generality of people.
This is the most of mercy to all the people.
The people are people literally scared of us. And then they've been fed a diet of propaganda.
But propaganda is only effective when it has the basis in truth.
If there's no basis in truth is easily dismissed as lies.
When as a foundation in truth, then it becomes effective. So distorts
the truth, but people are scared of Muslims. You walk on the plane, and people start looking getting tense and seeing how baggy your calls are.
Wondering what you got up under the
as if you didn't go through the screening.
People should be relieved
when they see a Muslim
we're the only ones that can change that. Perception is perception, it's not reality. But as they say, perception is more is more meaningful than truth in politics. how people perceive things means more than the truth itself. Because people act on the basis of their perceptions.
We're the only ones that can change that perception.
And we can do it. We just have to take the mercy of Islam to the people.
We have to take the mercy of Islam to the people, we have to help and assist the people in their daily lives. As mentioned the marriage program would again encourage everyone mess the talk last Saturday and Sunday. Just come by hopefully some practical advice you can get. We have to help the people in their everyday situations we want to help people in their marriages, the philosopher wills, we want to help our neighbors to to not to be afraid. We should be leading and encouraging wholesome living.
We should be leading and encouraging wholesome living we should be leading and encouraging community support networks. The Masjid is in the middle of a community should be feeding centers, food distribution centers, more and more people are going to need food. There are a lot of doctors in the Muslim community. We should have free clinics. We should we should have information disseminated to everyone in the neighborhood of the masjid if you need a doctor here's a list of one can't get to you they're not the other one will have a roster
so people can see that this isn't just thought Islam has been reduced the top
Islam has been reduced the top
either talk about the future or talk about the past. We're going to do this in the future.
We're going to or we did that in the past
and an Arabic grammar they have Canon wakawaka canon her sisters we have Kanna what a one who had
no so can when her sisters
or her brothers, her brothers the people there always care yeah and Canon Muslim moon. You have noona what you say to Runa
well you're on the moon. Can I can I can I move to the moon I can and Muslim can move the Muslims used to the Muslims used to
now we we want to be masala the Muslims are still
the Muslims are still building. The Muslims are still beautifying.
Look at you look at the East
You go to the east,
India is dominated by the Hindus right now. BJP
moody might be president, right?
What do they put on their tours brochures?
The Taj Mahal
built by the Muslims.
That's in the east, you go to the center. Palestine is dominated by the Zionist. What do they put on their tours, brochures?
corporate Asakura the Dome of the Rock built by the Muslims. You go to the west, Spain the Muslims have been pushed out of Spain. What do they put on their tours, brochures the beauty of Spain come and visit and Hamra built by the Muslims,
we want to still be building beautiful things want to still be people who have the strongest and keen sense of aesthetic value on Earth.
We want to not talk about the stories of the compassion of our profits on the law and it was sudden, we want to revive that prophetic example in the modern world which is characterized by harshness and insensitivity and a lack of compassion and take it to everyone that can the Hara motto nasty Rama talana is mercy to everybody.
The generality of people, regardless of their religion, regardless of their faith,
regardless of who they are
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So May Allah tala bless us the greatest description and look or en and this this is this is our Prophet. This is his Sunnah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as it was mentioned, the legalistic sunon related to our event that our acts of worship relating to our dress relating to our food, those things are very important. That's the foundation
mentioned shaytani II, what a lot of time reminds us. Yeah, you had nurse coolamon fill out the Hillel and Paiva will attack tiberiu hautbois t shirt on in the hula Komodo movie. He have that which is in the earth, lawful and pure. Don't follow the footsteps of Satan.
Now you could you could realistically interpret that verse
as the warning against genetically modified foods. Why? Because one of the things shaytan says he will do well I am Ron feather yohei Runa hakala law that will command them and they will change the nature of the law.
They will change the natural order of things
and that's why Allah Allah.
In any case, the food is mentioned kulula method halonen Paiva and then following the footsteps of Satan well let's head
on and know hula kumawu Otto mubin. In Morocco, he was fascia when Taku Allah wa him Allah tala moon. So he commands you with sin and he commands you with that which is vile and repulsive.
And that you say against the law that which you know not that part of that goes back to food saying this is lawful when the laws made it unlawful. This is unlawful to consume when a laws made it lawful to consume.
But don't follow the way of Satan.
And as we said, Satan's way is the way of spite
is the way of bitterness is the way of envy.
A lot of Tyler loves us to be and it's the web of arrogance of our staff about our Canada mental caffeine.
And so the arrogance leads to condemnation.
So when he refused and he arrogated himself, then he looks down he despises he condemns we humble ourselves. Well not awada I hadn't Lila Laura fou LA. No one humbles themselves for the sake of Allah except that Allah elevates them many times when we condemn each others because we're trying to elevate ourselves.
So if you put someone else down, you put you think you're putting yourself up. You're nothing then I'm something
you're so stupid that
I'm so so intelligent.
You're so greedy, that I'm charitable.
But that's not the way
the West are humble ourselves. And when we humble ourselves is easy to show compassion.
Because we're not trying to elevate ourselves. So we don't fear, being compassionate. We don't fear being merciful.
Because we understand if the people don't appreciate it, a loss upon what Allah
He accepts it from us, he encourages it in us.
This is the way of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam Well, not to LA, I hadn't lilla illa Rafa who la well that's out of La hobbiton the Auckland in that is that we look at the physical calculations that govern our world, we think of as overlooking and pardon and humble people will walk all over me they'll think I'm a punk.
They'll trample me.
But where's the law and all of that, a law says he will make you more honorable
and more powerful. When the xad Allahu abdon be off when in that is that and he says the humility he will elevate you. So we have to look beyond this world. And when we look beyond this world beyond these physical means these physical as bad, as they say, and look to a loss of Hannover, Tyler, and trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala, then we understand we don't have to elevate ourselves. We have to humble ourselves and allow will elevate us, as his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who speaks truth has told us then it becomes easier to be more compassionate, it becomes easy to be less condemned, condemning of each other, it becomes easy to be patient with each other. So we'll start
by just mentioning
one of the descriptions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. In the Quran,
mentioned one that he wasn't, he wasn't gruff. And he wasn't hard hearted.
He was easygoing and he was gentle, and he had a magnum in his heart.
Another description a lot of tiny mentions of the prophets, Allah selon, la caja Kumara, Suleman and Fujiko that there's come to your messenger from amongst yourself,
yourself. He came from their society, they knew the purity of his lineage. He came from a noble family. Amongst them, they knew the virtue of that family.
And we are of this society.
We're of this society.
And we should let the people know that there is a group of people have come to you
with the message of mercy and a message of compassion.
And they can recognize the Muslim they recognize the process all of a sudden, a camera soon and fujichrome
Aziz en la Hema added to
that it's great and waiting with him the difficulties you're going through.
This was a prophet when he saw sumiya, an early Yasser and B land and his companions suffering, it weighed on him. As he is on Allah He managed to the difficulties the burdens you had they weighed on him.
The our people, meaning way Here
we have we're connected with people all over the world. We shouldn't deny that that said
this is our oma but our immediate people, they're right here.
They're right here. We see the people victimized and by stop and frisk the jails filling up for profit jail, filling up with our kids. This should weigh on us as a community as a follower of Mohammed Salah low and it was seldom when we see all this filth being pumped into the brains of our young people. It should weigh on us.
It should it should agitate us I these don't I lay him and
we see people being forced into three part time jobs because every full time job has gone part time so they won't have to pay benefits is to weigh on us
and the economic struggles and hardships. They have
Bear as a result, it should weigh on us. It says the prophets Allah says the difficulty of his people. It affected him
as his own Allah He managed to hurry soon Allah. He long he craved their guidance and their well being.
He craved it Harrison Aleykum This is
though the choice of words, this is from the eloquence of the core and the power of the core and
we just tried to do it justice. But But he longs for you. He longs for your guidance, he longs for your salvation, we have to long for the guidance of our people. We are Muslim because we don't brothers and sisters, if we're not compassionate for the people is going to come back to affect us. We got this atheist movement brewing brew all of these
idiots for lack of a better word, Sam Harris and, and and Richard Dawkins and Dennett and on Frey and Christopher Hitchens, who just ignore it.
It's affecting the coup far. Now how many Muslim young people i don't know if i believe I'm an atheist, every household, every neighborhood, every community,
right or wrong. Now we have to deal with it because when the people we're dealing with in a Christian nation,
we were silent. Our Prophet Allah says, long for the guidance of his people. If we were out there doing Darwin giving people the message at a level commensurate to their
history and their experience in their society. Believe me, the outcome will be different.
And its impact on our community will be different. Harrison
will move money in order for him.
compassionate and merciful to the believers, compassionate and merciful to the believers, brothers and sisters, your child is a believer. Your parents are believers. Your wife, your husband, they're believers. Your grandparents, they're believers. We have to be merciful and compassionate to them. This is our description. This is our Prophet he's our sweat
we want this soon of the beard That's beautiful. And it's part of our religion. And it has power
won this sooner the dress that's important. The sooner the hijab in the prophetic way the ruling my as we in some of these things are far we're just talking of his way not as a legal ruling.
who is the student of compassion?
Who is the son of mercy, where's the sooner mama good dealings with each other.
Those are more important.
Those are more important because those are the things that will hold our families together.
Your beard isn't going to keep your head family together.
compassion and mercy will keep your family together.
Know how you dress
Mashallah, it has it has an impact.
But it doesn't have the impact of mercy and compassion.
And this is what this is the glue Allah has given us.
A law says about the family. And at the core of the family that relationship between the man and the woman.
Woman a Yeti and Haleakala Coleman and Fuji comas whadya, the test kulu la rajala, Bella como what their work in the field Erica? homie at the factory.
And from His Signs he's made for you from yourself spouses, that you live together with them and peace and tranquility. And he's made between you love and mercy, surely and this assigns for people with like, he's made between you love and mercy, and these made on the mercy of function of your belief, then told me no hotter or hombu
you will not truly believe until you're merciful. That's the glue that holds that relationship together.
diamond rings, you can bring your wife all the flowers in the world. But if there is no love and mercy between you those flowers, they might as well wilt from the beginning instead of three or four days later.
They're not gonna do anything. You can cook your husband, his favorite, whatever. man says mokulua, full Madonna's biriyani samosa. roti econ keropok, to talk about one,
whatever collard greens and cornbread.
But if he doesn't perceive there's real love and mercy, that's only gonna go so far, it could go very far.
But it's only gonna go pretty sooner or later, you know, he's gonna see beyond the food.
There has to be love and mercy. The same for the kids. You know, if our kids are just yelled at and screamed at, and they don't perceive any love and mercy, they're just counting the days to when they're out of the house.
And for many of them out of the house means out of
out of Islam. So I don't have them to force me
to dress like this and go to the mosque. I'm free.
That that's what a lack of love and mercy does. And just as a law put at the heart of the marriage, which Allah bancomer what dorama he's put at the heart of the community mezzaluna me Nina feito. Wed de him what Tara humi him. What are tufin methyl jetset
is a second man who want to say, just said the Sahar was
the parable likeness of the believers in their mutual mutual love and the mutual mercy. And the mutual affection is like a single body of some part complains of injury, all of the parts, rally each other with fever and sleeplessness. So that's the glue that holds us together. That's the glue that holds our marriages together. That's the glue that holds our families together. That's the glue that holds our communities together. So we have to use that glue. If we don't, we can complain when things start falling apart. So let us strive all of us to be more compassionate, to be more merciful to actively revive these practices of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so our following of
him could be more complete. There's another Hadith wanted to mention just the love and mercy mentioned mercy, that Mercy is an aspect of completing our faith and love of each other is also an aspect of completing our faith as our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned
let me know how to have boo letter Hello Jenna Tata to me. Even beyond belief, not the entrance in the paradise letter whole janitor had told me no, you will not enter Paradise until you truly believe. Well that taught me know how to have boo. And you will not truly believe until you love one another.
I will I do look Kamala she needed to move to have bactrim as she said, I'm about to come. Shall I direct to this something where you to do it. You will love one another spread the Salam amongst yourself and the Salaam is the letter in the spirit. The letter of the Salam is as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah that's a greeting
some of the brothers here remember when there weren't many Muslims you saw happy to see a Muslim you saw Muslim now there's so many Muslim leaders give a token Slavs
Sunday Come brother. We're public.
think I'm one of you guys. I am. I don't want anyone to know.
But we remember that man. He was so happy when you saw Muslim you look and he got a coffee on. He must be a Muslim.
When up you smell some old
Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa Alaykum Salaam brother.
Man you can feel the love in the salon.
You remember those days? No. So many
Sorry, I take it back. Don't bite
at Hsu Salama Bay, Nicole is the letter and the Spirit, the Spirit this alarm comm selama Yes laamu salomone
salema Yes laamu salana to make people safe
to make people safe and Muslim and Salomon Muslim Mona melissani were Yeti, how back your tongue and your hand from your brother or your sister.
And the love will grow.
hold back your tongue in your head.
From your brother and your sister, Greek them with love.
The love will grow
hamdulillah Allah bless everybody, bless the community, give everyone long life filled with much service, much blessing. And may Allah bless us to come back here to this wonderful message with so many wonderful individuals. Wonderful faces. These are the nights that Allah subhanho wa Taala This is something in the Raja mentions in his book
when he talks about later to Qatar when he says with all our aboukir Luna mela kitty amnesia Island fill out the halifa hollow goofy honey you see to see how blessed we are to cook dinner
party so that colony Alma mela tala moon so the angels when they heard about atoms creation they say you place one asked rhetorically Will you place there in one will shed blood and worth worth work much mischief for We glorify and sing your praises and extol your sanctity your holiness and Allah said I know what you don't know not
and is nice like this where the Muslims gather in their numbers later to look other and what are they doing? You said behavior, massage therapy
glorifying a lot and singing the praises of a law and and and looking at the beauty of the religion of Allah and doing it in peace.
No bloodshed, no corruption
and later to color all over the all over the oma
and is nice like this that remind us just of the beauty of Islam and the power of Islam. May Allah bless us to extend this and our world to extend it in our world to deepen it to make the masjid a safe haven for people everybody who says that Hello law they feel comfortable in our messages because we have love between us a lot bless you Samadhi
out to moms dates for that beautiful talk and cello This opens the doors for having for us Haven't you you know over and over again inshallah. So inshallah we'll keep the q&a short. I know everyone's hungry will ask about three four questions.
Everyone's been texting in questions I have about maybe 3040 questions here, but we're only going to try to answer a couple. This when Chela we could get to dinner right after. One question that I find interesting, which I received that as a text is with so much suffering in the oma worldwide, how do we remain hopeful and inspire hope to those that are suffering.
Keep coming to the masjid and look at all these hopeful faces. And keep growing, keep building and then organize so that we can begin to have an impact on the policy formation.
concept of our country towards the Muslim world.
And that's how we inspire hope. And then on the other hand, when, when Muslims were being expelled from Spain 1492 was the year that the Sudan was opened up for slum. So they didn't have television. So they weren't just sitting in Sudan being depressed. They were struggling and working so that Islam could under their, their what was under their control.
They could do something about we could do a lot here. I think you guys are in pewter kings district.
Yeah, whole bunch of Muslims here. Don't just sit there. Oh, Peter, kings have another hearing when the next primary come go out and register as Republic, Republic Republican in the primary and voted against his or both for his opponent. Even if he's worse than him, you assume both of them a message. Don't mess with the Muslims. So we have to begin organizing, strategizing and using our power. And one way we have to this was something that Habiba digifree mentioned at the recent reviving the Islamic spirit conferences. Very powerful point, he said there, imagine there's two circles. One is a big circle, this is the circle of all those things that concern you.
So all those Egypt, Somalia, Waziristan, Pakistan, India, Gujarat, Burma,
wherever, you know, all know what can go on the list. Livia tone is
Then within that big circle of those things demanding our attention is a small circle of our capabilities. Most of us are so focused on the bigger circle, which we have very little power over.
That we neglect the little circle. If we focus on the circle of our capabilities, you can organize these youth politically, you can educate the community about how this political system works, you can begin having targeted campaigns that will begin to advance the interests of Muslims that if we do that, then the small circle starts to grow. And we come capable of addressing more and more within the big circle until eventually the small circle will conform with the big circle. But we focused on the big circle and neglect our capabilities. We never do anything for anybody. So we have to have the wisdom to be able the processor that some women just to make led acid when the processor
was weak, so law is hidden past by them and seeing them torture and then say we're going to get the courage we're weak right now struggling to get an underground cell working and we're gonna ambush Abu sufian. I said sobre la Yasser, in the more radical agenda Be patient, and he asked their family of Yasser, you have an appointment in paradise.
And we're going to keep working. And we're going to keep expanding the circle of our capabilities, to make sure that a day will come when no one will be tortured. Like you're being tortured right now. So we have to begin to understand what our capabilities are, and work to expand the circle of our capabilities as opposed to just being torn. And these emotional
thugs, tug of wars, over issues we have very little control over if 50,000 or 50 million Muslims surrounding Palestine can liberate it.
There's very little you can do from America
right now. So as opposed to just getting emotional, and and then and investing so much energy, and it's something that allows distance us from not removed us distance us from
we need to be working to be strengthen ourselves right here
and unifying ourselves right here.
So that the division that's weak in the Muslim world, it won't come here
because we have our own priorities.
So we can have the brother mentioned
Mercy, we implied the crimes of the anti mercy people. We have both under the we don't care if you have you agree with mercy and the Muslim Brotherhood or you agree with Sherif Ali Juma Are you agree with Mr. Khalid, are you agree with whoever you can come under the same roof and have an intelligent discussion about it, and then go out across the street to the restaurant and drink tea and still be brothers. Because our, in our investment, at the highest level, in terms of our emotion, and our passion is right here with each other, and with our people right here.
The next question I have is probably a topic in itself, but I received it from a youth over here. And I wanted to answer it because I didn't want him to leave like, you know, misguided. The question is, I'm in high school, and sometimes I have doubts about God's existence.
How do you know Islam is the truth? For sure. And what advice can I apply to my life? So I know I'm following the correct path.
How do you know Islam is the truth?
When I'm, this is not the first time that I've had that question to ask.
What I usually like to Well, I usually try to answer this question. First and foremost, I like this first, sort of apologize, because I really am not supposed to be up here.
This is about the program I came in, I didn't expect to give any particular talk. You know, so the mandate is
it my mentor, say, you know, he's my big brother.
you know, not old enough to be my father, I don't think but perhaps, you know, some some societies that could kill me. But um, you know, he definitely is taking a while for me to be able to speak in front of humanzee.
the first, the first thing I usually, first question I usually ask people who pose this question is,
of all the religions in the world, how many of them actually
tell you that if you don't accept it, you go to hell? Because often people confuse us that well, we have all these religions, which one is the right religion? Yeah, we have a lot of religions, but they're very few of them actually, would tell you that you have to accept this religion. And, you know, if you don't, then there's some, something very detrimental about them. And so, generally, you have three religions, fundamentally, three religions, you have Islam, Christianity, and to some extent, Judaism, who actually tell you that without being one of us, then you're going to help.
But the second issue is,
of course, the person who asked the question apparently believes in Allah. So they led us no problem there.
So this may be a question about Islam. And of course, Islam, the source of Islam is the Quran and the prophets of life, the person doubts pertain to the Quran, and to perhaps the Prophet isolettes Islam, by extension, since the Quran revealed to him so what I usually highlight to people first and foremost is the very fact that
and this is, especially in this age, in terms of the importance of this particular aspect of the miraculous nature or the inevitability of the Quran, it will reflect upon the scientific miracles of the Quran, not just give them one demon, think about the very well that one is the is the the fact that the Quran tells us about the phases that a fetus goes through in his mother's womb, from beginning to birth.
And that particular miracle that aspect of the Quran in this teaching of the Quran, which has taught over and over and over throughout the book itself, is is unique to the Quran. And there's no way in the world that an individual living over 1400 years ago would actually have this knowledge, had it not been knowledge revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. That I would say that that is one of the greatest proofs of the of the very truth of the Quran and the Quran was given to Mohammed Salah is a proof of the messenger ship or the authenticity of his message. Muhammad is
this restart is now beyond that, of course, you know, this person would probably need some additional counseling and things like that, you know, she can't really you know, some people having trouble with that
Their creed and their belief, then it takes a little bit more than that. But I would ask that person to start there, the start at that, you know, reflect upon the miracles of the Quran. What makes the Quran a miracle? Right? And what makes the prophets mission itself something very miraculous. And why? because that makes it binding upon the Muslim part of the Prophet is.
So so but actually, I was wondering if I can actually add to something pertaining to the first question. The mandate, spoke about the issue of hope, or the question about why what reasons the Muslim have to be hopeful today about Islam and about our situation? I think the Muslims have to get out of the fact that being so pessimistic about our situation on the basis of a few minor, and sometimes major occurrences, so if we ask the question, is all the Muslims in the world living in turmoil?
The question is, they will say, No, if we ask the question, are most of the Muslims in the world living in Toronto? We also could answer No. So we see what's happening in a few Muslim countries in a particular few Arab countries. Does that
apply to everyone? All the Muslims in Europe, living in turmoil? Are the Muslims in America or in Canada, or in Indonesia, or Malaysia, or even in places like
India or Pakistan? You understand? So Muslims are doing well, overall.
So we start thinking about the question of hope. And then also, when we look at even here in the States, when we reflect upon me, because I get the care alerts as well, you know, two or three of them come out a day, oh, my God, the Muslims have been attacked all over the country. And so and it can cause a certain amount of anxiety amongst people. But we have to remember that for every attack, bit on a person, the person of a Muslim, being an attack on the masjid, been attacked on the honor of Islam or the Muslims overall, that there is a response as well that Muslims are fighting back, you know, and the Muslims actually are wanting most of those, those, those battles. That is a good
time. If anything, that Muslims in this time that we're living in for Muslims, that we are responding, we are pushing back, and we have to continue to do that. A law that promises a life free of challenges and free of opposition.
This is not a gentle
reminder, remind yourself of that. And then also, I would say that, I would also say that,
that with regard to the issue of political involvement in of course, again, I get mandate here, political sciences, and I feel uneasy
to speak about politics. But at any rate, I do think that, in addition to educating ourselves about the way the system works, I think it's also important for us to disabuse ourselves from this idea, that,
that there's a such thing as a perfect system. Right? That needs to be universalized, all across the world. This idea that democracy or being able to elect your leaders is, you know, the perfect system. If anything, it can is served as the best system for the elites, the financial elite, to hide their, their influence in their authority more than anything else. And there's been any, if there's any criticism for Muslim rulers, it is a criticism of a lack of, of, I guess you would say, of, of insight, and a lack of
vision. Right, because in any society, the people with the money they roll, I don't care what kind of system you have. The people with the most money, they roll it, there's certain systems are able to hide that more than others, you see. Now saying that is not to say that we don't take advantage of the system, as it is said that it is totally useless. But it is to understand that in a democracy, that success depends a lot on how well you mobilize. You're not only in numbers, but your finances. So you can vote republican or you create your own party. But if you feel that your interest is not being addressed, you can create your own party as well. Right and with your money
with you got the power to put people in office and take them out of it.
Then you can really have an effect. And that's one thing we learned about the history of these type of places where we live. But then lastly, I'll say this, I'm sorry to go on for so long, that we have to remember too, that there's not only one particular way to carry out political activism, that political activism is not only about just simply putting the people in office, we want an office that is also about
dealing with those people around this, our neighbors, like Imam Zaid mentioned earlier that, you know, that, that the propaganda won't mean anything, unless there's a basis for spreading that type of propaganda information. But if the people around you, right, know you and understand you well enough, that they, they know that all this up is just a bunch of what we call hogwash. I don't even know that's a hit term anymore. hogwash.
But, but you have to have relationships with your neighbors, you have to, you have to go out and serve serve the people in the community, you have to go feed people, you have to go talk to people, you know, the more non Muslims know who you are, the harder it is for those people in those positions at the top or in the media or whatever, to demonize the Muslims. Because we have to remember that the politicians, our employees,
their employees, you know, and they go to the highest bidder. So there's not a lot of stability there. So you can put people in office, you know, but if somebody comes with a higher bid.
So you have to work on the bottom, you have to work on the bottom. And I don't know if they raised with that. I think he does, mostly, but you know, so I just wanted to point that as well. So in addition to that question, I wanted to add that to the question about why we should be hopeful as Muslims, I think there's a lot of reasons for us to be hopeful that
quickly on the How do you know, the right religion, one way you might consider is where the founder of the religion to come back? Would he recognize what his followers are doing?
So the prophet SAW The sun was the column here tonight, he understand, oh, they just fade, Asia.
They're reciting the Quran that was revealed to me, because it's been preserved by Tajweed. And the I cam, the rulings of the prayer have been preserved by thick. So if he came on time, of course, he would lead the prayer.
As he came later, he wouldn't know exactly how to line up. He wouldn't be at a loss. If Jesus came back and went to the average church, and the band was going and they had a good bass player, would he recognize what was going on?
What Moses recognized was going on, he dropped into the average synagogue. So that's something you might think about insha Allah
Subhana Allah? I have a question here, which I can answer. It says, Is there a dinner? Yes, there is the dinner. I'm just gonna ask one more question. And then inshallah we'll cut it after that this question is actually for mostly for Han, because I'm getting a lot of dinner questions. Now. The question is, how can we reclaim our last distant youth that slipped through our fingers? Because we we neglected them from the transition from childhood to adulthood?
The question is, how can we reclaim our loss, dis lost youth that slipped through our fingers because we neglected their transition from child childhood to adulthood?
So it's a great question. Again, we need to understand it's never too late. It's never too late. Of course, the basis and foundations of you know, should be be made in the best of its manner. But if you look at the life of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the age group, which associated or company the Prophet of Allah Azza wa sallam was was of all different ages, over karate, karate Alon who was approximately 38 years of age, meaning two years younger than the profit of a loss of a loved one he was selling them. If you look at the life of Alibaba, they brought the Alon Whoa, he was a youngster, if you see individual who are older in age than the Prophet of Allah
sallallahu wasallam. So in reality, when of course the dean and it comes in, in the life of people when preferences of email and Islam are given to individuals then it does not matter for what age group the individual is, sometimes, yes, of course, it is mentioned that a person brought his son to a shift. I have a son which 20 months. So a person brought his son to a shake. He was approximately three years of age. So he says, Hey, give me some know how to you know, do therapy of my son.
So this is how old is your son? He says three is you already late. You should have brought him a little earlier. Right. And of course, the foundations and the basis of online individual is supposed to be laid from the grassroots. But of course if we do find youth and youngsters who find Eman and Islam and faith at a later age, this does not mean that they cannot reach the height, the you know, the climax of the pinnacle of Islam, which the Sahaba of the Allahu mudvayne practically showed on Marvin Hata Rolando was an individual who accepted Islam much later, to an extent that his Islam was from amongst the 48 of the 58 individuals. But Omar on the line who strive strove hard his entire
life, even to an extent that he came so close to our Baccarat Sadek or the alano. But then when a time of the book came, he said, Oh, you know, he said, Oh, backer, indeed, I you know, I will not be able to pass through you. So in reality, of course, a Huck are the responsibility that we had to provide for our youth, even if it's not given, whatever age they might be, Allah has still put capabilities and strength within every believer to come close towards the last part of what Allah, Allah has put this potential inside of every youth, every adult, every male, every female, every individual, to find that closeness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to get closer to her towards the
last pantalla. So yes, of course, yes, we did luck. And of course, in certain places, we do still like the places and opportunities and things that we can provide our youth. But in reality, whenever that understanding comes towards us, whenever that point hits us, it is time for us to come back towards the last panel, Darla, and of course without adding on to what Archie already said. But one thing I always remember the saying of the Hadith of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that the example of a believer is like a horse, which is tied to a very long string.
This horse begins to eat and graze and leaves it points where it started off from. So now it's tied from one corner, and the other is around the neck. So this animal begins grazing and going further and further and further away from its origin. So when the animal reaches far away, and there is no more rope left, there comes a pole in the neck of this animal. And this pole is for the reasons of notifying this animal that you can't go any further. The Navy of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam in this hadith mentioned that whenever a calamity or difficulty comes upon us, it is just to remind us that it is time for us to come back towards the last
one until the middle as I've been doing and other been acquitted.
So it is for us at every moment of our time and every moment of our life. No matter what age we might be no matter you know, what gender a person might be. Allah has given enough capability upon everyone's heart to find a lot of what Allah to repent and come back towards Him and to live a life of piety and taqwa and May Allah grant us all of that intro
to sokola Toba scholars for this beautiful q&a session, just a few announcement inshallah the sisters will be having dinner upstairs and downstairs as well. So whatever area you want, you can stay there, the brothers inshallah can go outside and grab their food, it's setup underneath the shed, and I know your mom's dead will inshallah be on the table back there. He also has a book out, so inshallah you could maybe purchase the book and we'll also be doing the book signing. And there's also a miss table out in the back. So just kilohertz everyone for attending and I saw a few brothers on their record.
I'm sorry. Just one more announcement. There's this. This whole session is also recorded online. It's on live stream.com slash Muslims NY and once again, like your mom's they just reminded me there's a marriage seminar tomorrow. Musha taqwa. So if you need more information you could speak to shake up the line I get to give you flowers and tickets as well. choccolocco for attendance along with them.