Channel: Zaid Shakir
Imam Zaid Shakir Delivered the Friday sermon at Masjid Al Abidin on July 10th 2015 – 23rd of Ramadan 1436.
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And overall the law in this building is this building to reach completion. A lot of time in the community. Now mom bless and multiply the reward of anyone even the one who's contributed one cent towards the construction of this building.
No longer longest is community to grow beyond the few buildings on this end,
to consume the entire
entire neighborhood or to encompass entire neighborhood and to be a source of good source of life, a source of learning. We're a community of building
as we see this building going up
We see the buildings that would have been church or residents becoming places of burning places of lessons of knowledge, places of frustration, and pm. And
this is how this land has spread to the far corners of this earth
is London that spread through violence as some say. And as some, even this guy will
lead us to believe. Islam spread knowledge, Islam spread through
the snow spread through hearts being touched by the message of the center.
Our gray forbear even me
is related to say, concerning the character of Houma Brown, Lena,
Lena, that is,
that we were pleased with the division The old lady has made concerning us, we have knowledge and our enemies have wealth, as a wealth and passes away soon enough,
knowledge has been buried treasure, that is the love that was far less than
it was when the
night and resize the tarawih prayers, and besides
is reciting the core energy that is received from this teacher
in Manhattan, so I'm
to the unsafe
time, an unbroken chain of knowledge
through the centuries. This is what Islam is about.
How people get
from their Indian forebears, how did they get Islam from their Hindu forebears? How did they get from the people who brought to them
but people brought Islam
This is how to stem brothers and sisters, knowledge is the heart of the project. Teaching is at the heart of the project. And the profits
are one on one time he described himself as another
you one cleaner,
I will sit as a teacher.
I will say that the teacher to teach what so long while he was
telling me that they can do an awful lot. I will say I will only set it to perfect good character to teach the perfection of good character and that comes to the Quranic model.
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Because if these are all D
What is this? What is his character you're on an exalted standard of character. I shall
call it Canada.
His character was an embodiment of the court in
his character was an embodiment of recorded
he was described as walking
And this is what we should be we should be people of exalted character.
We should be people embodying the character that's taught and encouraged by the warden.
We should be people who reach out and our source of mercy to others because they are. So how does the world start?
This is how they are and start what is repeated over and over in the Quran at the outset of every chapter except one story.
And why does that say Why not?
Because story told us about war
and conflict. So it's not appropriate to open up.
The force of mercy giving
this is our religion
tells us about our profit. So we'll love it.
That he was a rush, but he was a person to all the words.
He described themselves
as a gift
and the gift of mercy,
mercy for the world.
A lot of times, he says he's merciful to the believers, a lot of times.
is compassionate and merciful to the believers,
this is our
where is the mercy to the believers?
To the believers, was the mercy to the believers,
or be involved bombed the blockade? Not the political or military rules, the civilian people?
The Civilian people? Where's the mercy for that?
Or is the mercy of the so called Islamic State?
What is the most?
Well, even people convert to Islam? Not only are murdered in cold blood, and then the murderer is broadcast all over the world, to show how
is the fools who act in the name of Islam? And I know maybe someone out there, you've been visiting their websites. While I'm telling you.
These are fools
who appear at the end of time.
For those who speak in public affairs, that falling behind people of wisdom
who converted to Islam
and broadcast the word.
How do you think that
this man was an aid worker, who has helped me with being a source of mercy to the Muslims in Syria, and he's kidnapped me so far as kidnapper to these murders.
What is the word of the Prophet symbolized oh seven
consult the prophet SAW the light of seven before you can shift
and start your Google Search down the rabbit hole into hell.
Who was giving mercy to the Muslims?
When there was a man who's fighting in combat,
who's fighting the Muslims in combat, not helping.
He was helping the Muslim
and he was he was fighting the Muslims. Right. And then the battle. He felt a prisoner to stand up
kill him. He said
say to them anyway
and when they reformed the message
And the Messenger of Allah He said,
You kill this person on the battlefield who was fighting against the Muslim pastor. He said, the law,
he was only saying it to protect themselves.
So a lot of it was set up
Colorado, and he can be beating you killed him after he said,
not being merciful to the Muslims not
dedicating his life to serving the Muslim, but someone who's fighting the Muslims.
I wish I'm not taking this stuff until after this. In other words, I wish had not been Muslim who killed this person who said
he didn't know he was fighting against
This is a religion of mercy, not religion of murder.
people want to join
you know, you're not going to see an American soldier in
American soldier in Syria. You're not going to see an American soldier in Iraq. You're going to see another Muslim.
You're going to see another Muslim.
Are the mind convinced you know, Merson Americans?
More Eastern Americans
sign up and worse of Americans.
And blow yourself up. And more Merson Americans.
that he dedicated neither
other than messaging me
whoever murders an innocent soul it's as if they murdered all of humanity.
all of humanity Why? Because they make the blood of everyone
they make everyone on earth locker.
Brothers bombed the Boston Marathon
and really for who was killed an eight year old boy What did he do
he's not even old enough to fight fight.
A graduate student from China
innocent millions in the
Western world who medical
going to indiscriminately
commenting on this first
this lady from halfway around the world in China law
This is not it's not my brothers and sisters
is doing this for Ramadan is teaching us
the first of the month is loose.
And the middle part is as forgiveness
and this latter part is liberation from the hellfire.
Russia is Russia, which
was described as being extremely generous in Ramadan.
Why is that?
Even is too long.
hidden in your home.
was the most generous of all people. And the time he was especially generous was in Ramadan when they
would come to him. And we do look for and with him. And when the angel Gabriel came
he was more generous than the
because they were
talking about spending
and then you go through the tour
before de comes in, you won't be able to spin and spin spin spin
along with his pure heart and his sincerity to a lot when those messages
spin are coming to them in Ramadan as
So as we read the Ramadan is telling us mercy, mercy, mercy, not just opening 113 times for hunger, he is having an additional
another time by the all of the verbs and derivatives of rock
This message is overwhelming
and uplift us and inspire us to be immersive.
And this is what we teach.
This is what our religion teaches. This is why knowledge is important.
this into us systematically.
And all the students of knowledge here
the holidays as customarily given as the first and we'll send that over
and what is it
before anything else.
The most simple people,
the All Merciful men must
be merciful. The denizens of the earth.
And the innocence of the heavens before you to the angels, or the one above the heavens referring to a loss
would be merciful to you. This is the first time
Why do we know the student at the heart of this enterprise is
people they become knowledgeable on what to do with this knowledge.
How can you even
yourself so he's
eligible, but it is knowledge benefit? No, no.
Why? Because arrogated
Elegant scholars Do we know how many arrogance? Students who have knowledge, do we know better than him?
He was better, was better, better,
better, better, etc.
The most simple people are the ones
be merciful to the people in the earth.
To the people in the earth, be merciful to each other.
now reverse Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah, those who are within their startup and farming in the face of violent, antagonistic rejecters of the religion that will support themselves.
Now we'll find the Muslim is merciful.
To those who are fighting against Islam,
and against those who are their brothers
started against those who are their brothers, every single country.
Every single country is bombing Yemen.
With this type of landscape, Gaza was being bombed into the Stone Age.
This is not this man we want. We want mercy. We want this done with compassion. We want this man of brotherly
unity. We want our
people and nothing chase them away. We talked about
when it's best
to call the people to establish what was his first instruction to them.
And don't chase people away.
Give the message to people call the people deliver the message
the two of you will
all don't chase the people away
Don't chase the people but
what is this? What is this instruction to the people who have taken to the world that message is out there intentionally designed to chase people away
now the more people
who invite people who nurture people who are out the hill the wall
of people that be beat down by the the cool materialistic nature of our society and to show them that there's a better way that there's a different way. This is our
This is our
and now has to be strong. Metal of this has to be patient. Ramadan is the month of eight months of patients no offices to be feeling ambassadors of mercy toward increasing the most invisible although the heaven was spoken about happy
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is spending Ramadan is a pm Of course in Ramadan a serum which we should mention first
for Ramadan is also a reminder
that this religion is poor and that we celebrated Ramadan is a meetings cross knowing right from wrong.
Ramadan shopping Ramadan and Lady
You know, Buddha went on administrative in
the month of Ramadan in which the end was revealed guidance for humanity
and clarifying that guidance. So, these are the three combinations of
guidance in terms of what should we believe? Or
how should we see the world how should we see our relationship with
with other human beings who
clarifying and expounding on the law and legal precepts
and prescriptions that emerge from that guidance, this
is the second thing of this sherea
sherea What, what is the fourth part, the fourth is a criterion of needs, whereby we distinguish right from wrong
character, good character
and sound judgment. This is this
this is our Charles
This is our mission. This is always fun responsibility, the resources and guidance, resources of
and to be sources whereby people can know in a world where the two are increasingly
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