Channel: Zaid Shakir
Imam Zaid Shakir discusses the noble historical role of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in light of the current events upon the release of a derogatory film depicting a negative image and how some Muslims have responded to it.
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who has blessed us to be followers of Mohammed Salah love while he was saying that,
as we all know
the name Mohammed
is in the news.
And I say the name
does not necessarily capture the essence
of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
we all know unfortunately,
there are many people named Mohammed
who are not righteous people.
The fact that they carry that noble honorable name
is no reflection on our Prophet Salaam while he was sending them
as say this brothers and sisters to say
when someone draws some offensive picture
and says that this image represents Mohammed.
It doesn't represent our Prophet salallahu idea he was sending them
in represents a figment of the artists or the filmmakers imagination.
Our Prophet sulla love wine, he must sell them
not by us Muslims, he is bound by us. Those of us who are Muslims, the greatest human being to ever walk on the surface of this planet, some of the love lining was send them. But this opinion this, this belief
that we believe to be factual,
is shared by many Westerners who aren't Muslims.
Many Westerners when they make a list of the Greatest personalities in human history, at the top of the list is our Prophet Mohammed. Subtle, a lot while he was setting them. History has recorded the greatness of our Prophet salla law while he was settling
a lawsuit and why.
Why does history acknowledge 100 similar law while he was sentenced as the greatest human being to ever live,
he changed the entire orientation of his people.
When Jesus came to the world,
peace upon him
he can to a people
who are already familiar
because they were in the heartland of the Jewish people
in present day Palestine.
So some Jews believed he was the Messiah.
He says, think not as recorded in the Bible Think not that I've come but to the laws of Israel.
Some Jews rejected him, and some accepted Him.
So there are the necessary Christians who are Jews who accepted the prophecy of Jesus. They're the night Christians and the theories that propose that
was it every night Christian who accepted Jesus but they still adhere to the Jewish law. And for this reason, when some say
that no fan who the Prophet went to
the Allahu and have brought the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
to affirm that he indeed has received revelation among lady died. But when the men were caught, he and others
have read the Hebrew Scriptures. Some people say if you are Christian, shouldn't he have been reading Aramaic? Or should he have been meeting Greek?
But so that the inner life Christians
migrated into the hijab. This is a historical fact. And even some of our scholars record this as their existence, they're
as late as 300 years after our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And so they read the Hebrew Scripture, and they observed the Jewish law, but they accepted aisa salon as the Messiah.
In any case, a chalet salon came into the heartland of the Jewish people. So it would have been very easy for them to accept his message, because there was a continuity between his message and the message or lose sight of the seller.
There is a continuity between the message of Moses and the message of Jesus. Even today, most Christians, they have the Old Testament and they have the New Testament. The New Testament being a continuation of the Old Testament. Mohammed
into a sea of idolatry
when there is no recognizable connection between
and monotheism that he's preaching. So long while it was said
that in 23 years, he totally reoriented his people, so long while he was said that,
and he made them not just into monotheists, but he is still a sea of monotheism
that floated out of the Arabian Peninsula. And they took that message within 100 years from the parents in
China in the east.
alone. This alone was a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as the architect of one of the greatest religious, social, and cultural transformations in the history of humanity, if not the single, most impressive social transformation in the history of humanity.
This is not the work of a madman or lunatic.
This is not the work of an imposter.
And his greatness
doesn't stop there.
The fire of monetarism of Tony into the hearts of believers, his followers Rather,
they then took it to his four corners of the known world at that time,
and created rather than
civilization in history.
was it the greatest in terms of his intellectual output?
What is the greatest in terms of its geographical reach? Was it the greatest and turn along this or that or the other lines?
We say it is the greatest because every civilization
is confined to a geographical
or racial or ethnic boundary.
Egyptian civilization only appeared in
Hindu civilization only appeared in India. The civilizations of the Sumerians or the Chaldeans or the Phoenicians only appeared in those geographical regions.
The civilization of youth of Islam unique
is based on knowledge. It is knowledge based civilization. And because it is a knowledge based civilization,
it transcends geography. It transcends race and ethnicity, and any people who dawn themselves as beautified themselves and this is what Islam does to people.
when they have the opportunity to share in the civilizing project of Islam, when it came to the Arabs,
you saw the solving of an Arab, Muslim Islamic civilization
in the heartland of the Muslim world, but also in faraway and lucea.
With the entry of men at Bethel into Spain, the remnants of the Romanian
dynasty will revive and some of the greatest models
so such as Medina to Sahara on the end Coronavirus, Cordova itself.
To that end on the outskirts of
LA, one of the greatest architectural Wonders of the Ancient World appeared at gross cities like bucks that appeared and for which we would come up here and demand the master's degree and then we message it appeared and then when it was passed on to the person, you saw the flowering of poses civilization under Islam, and you saw the great contributions of the person
And the cities that they go, and the beauty behind and head off, and
the size. And all of these wonders that we're not only architectural wonders, but as centers of learning and scholarship.
And then it passed into the Turkish head
that was lifted from the likes of Mohammed.
process we've sent you as a witness, and as a given,
and as a warner, as one calls to a law by his command, and as a luminous light, a luminous left, and then left has led the father of civilization.
To pass through the Turks.
You saw the great sound capitals, and then culminating in the credit memo, the America the Turkish King, slave kings of Egypt, as the great monuments of learning, and culture and civilization, that we can still point to, to this day.
And then culminating in the Ottomans, one of the longest living dynasties in human history, for the 500 years.
The great capital, Istanbul,
the beautiful massages,
not only to the greatness of the atoms,
but to the greatness of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who provided the impetus that gave rise to those warriors
who turn into the architects of civilization and culture.
And we can go on in that regard.
Our profit someone love life, we're setting them once a
while now I'm setting that attended Island. We've only sent you as the first seat on the world. And he described himself some of the law riders who assist him in
that gift of mercy to the world, a gift of mercy to the world. And how can we measure that mercy? There are many ways to measure it, but we'll measure it in a way
that can dispute or dispel rather some of the clouds of darkness that has been placed over the 100 day legacy.
And that's the mercy to those people who are not Muslim living in Muslim lands.
The Critic today was saying that the Muslims were intolerant. They're not equal, that the Christians or the Jews were all second class citizens, and that the Sharia
When the Muslims have Sharia,
the Christians and the Jews and the Hindus and the Buddhists and the Zoroastrian
people and others who live under the umbrella of Sharia had sustainability.
A decade, century after century
This is a fact of history.
Even in those lands where Muslims had the capability to wipe those minorities out.
That is not from the nature of the snap. And it's not from the nature of our profits.
And it's not from the nature of the followers of Mohammed Salaam,
to white people out.
So their communities sustain themselves in Palestine. They say that the person who is involved with this film that has sparked so much controversy is a Coptic Christian, how many Catholic Christians in Egypt
and how did their community managed to survive all of these
Because of the most of them are
so long while he was sent them.
And if these were
threatened today, they're not threatened because of the influence of Islamic civilization that threatened because of the demise of the Islamic civilization
being inundated by Western
and narrow minded
attacks against these minorities.
This is a historical fact
that we should not lose sight of. So the Muslims had Sharia
and anonymous, some people had sustainability. The environment has sustainability. Now we have equality,
apparently, for everyone except Muslims.
And friends, rotate liberty, equality, and fraternity and brotherhood
by the French Muslim, the person who made these despicable drawings of someone when said is more 100
is free to do that. But the Muslims are freely free to peacefully assemble and protests
under the banner of equality, and liberty, and fraternity
and this country
of Muslims are up in arms,
which they are.
They're calm and dignified.
But when they protest, or discuss it out work with colleagues
or with their neighbors, or fellow workers with fellow students.
Then their time we're told, you know, just give me this is freedom of speech. We have the first amendment in this country.
But when African Americans are insulted, there are protections.
When one of these radio hosts Don Imus on the fence
in New York City a couple years ago, called the remnants of the Rutgers University basketball team that made it to the NCAA finals against Tennessee about a nappy headed hos.
He was fired from the radio station because he reached the limits of freedom of speech.
by someone on the sidelines hurting
the homosexual community.
And the whole lake organization was forced to publicly apologize and neutral PSA reached the limits of freedom of speech.
And the famous court case in this country was established at a firm or rather
an argument in defense delineating the limits of freedom of speech, that if there is no fire, you cannot call and yell fire in a crowded theater.
That would be an encroachment on the limits of freedom of speech.
But in a crowded world of global village, when someone does something far worse than crime fire in a crowded theater
is Muslims go ahead and say
because the paraphrase judge Tony, ta W and E y for those who are familiar with his ruling, and will paraphrase it
on the birth of the Civil War, and the
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. A Muslim has no rights in this country that a non Muslim is bound to respect and some of you know the original
But it's alright.
Because we don't need the First Amendment. We don't need the government.
We don't need that.
We need a less.
Almighty God tells us men,
men to have the heart
the need is there
with wasteful activities,
just fully playing around.
To go back, I didn't finish.
So the Muslims has trivia. And the minorities had sustainability. The environment had is that sustainability. Now we have equality,
and liberty, and human rights. But we also have genocide and eco side.
Human Rights, equality didn't stop the genocide in Bosnia.
It didn't stop the genocide. In Rwanda.
The Declaration of Independence and the principle of God given rights, we have these tools to be self evident that all men are created equal. It didn't give the equality to the negative people of this land were wiped out.
This is the legacy of modernity is the legacy of hypocrisy
is the legacy of Genesis genocide
balancing these provocations against the Muslims, were endeavoring to continue that legacy. They want to continue
to create this
to see these people are crazy, wild lunatic.
That's why we have to bomb them. That's why we have to occupy their lands and
is now mentioned take their resources.
Brothers and sisters, don't give them any excuse. Don't give them any pre tax. Maintain your dignity, maintain your worldview, maintain
and turn off the news. I was listening to a recording by one of our great contemporary scholars Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murat
from Great Britain. He says what is it
about Muslims that you love BBC every morning so you can feel bad about yourself?
present to your iPod present to
positive work that builds your self esteem but gives you satisfaction and contentment in your heart. share this message with your neighbors
from a position of positiveness positive energy a positive outlook
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greatness, no other name is on the toes of some human being somewhere on the face of this earth, every second that this earth is in existence, once his religion was established
as the song goes around, and the prayer time.
And as people during the time such
as the beginning of the timeframe, the middle or the latter part of the time, and then make the comma
cannot defend this pocket.
Do you think he cannot defend his
brothers and sisters with a dignified life?
Read to strengthen your faith?
Because one of the psychological aspects of the psychological tactics, I'm not saying they're emanating from the government, but this is a psychological warfare tactic is designed to achieve political results rather than those results. Is the takeaway.
The asset where the republicans can't attack, President Obama is not a commercial for Obama. And that's what national security cuz Obama has been.
Your policies a disaster, Tomas himself and all that burning our embassies, what kind of success Have you had when you went to Cairo and you reached out to them with the open head and fighting with an iron fist? We need someone in the White House who can who can undertake the proper policy in the Muslim world.
This is one aspect of
and to do that to rile up the Muslims say, See.
That's what you're dealing with.
Another aspect is the keep a climate of tension between the Muslim world and the Western world.
war that has been launched the endless war on terror
that has no end because it has no geographical boundaries. It has no well defined strategic objectives. It's against some amorphous, defined concept.
And the only way to keep it going is to say, you see, we're dealing with a bunch of terrorist is the nature of the religious.
This is psychological warfare. And another aspect of that psychological warfare is to beat down the Muslims.
The Muslims doubt, the integrity of their religious
and it's working.
You see Muslims in this country, a massive depression.
How can I go to work today? Every time you turn on the television, it's another crisis.
That's how they want you to think. And that's why we say uncover, disconnect.
And turn into your core and
resist resists erode your profit, learn about themselves. Read the history, not only the history of the Muslims, the history of others, so you can see the impact of Islam on the global stage.
And the final greatness of Islamic civilization no other civilization was able to do this,
including today's Western civilization didn't manage to establish his head Germany, but it has managed to assimilate the best qualities of the people. It's quite easy
to see people
wearing blue jeans
they're not eating out Kentucky Fried Chicken they wish they could.
Is the western cultural norms imposed on people
the genius of Islamic civilization.
To take the best from the previous civilization, the best from the Greek from the Romans, the best from the Persian,
from the Indian,
from the Chinese,
from the Asian
all into one harmonious integrated union union that respected cultural diversity.
So everyone, even those people out spraying water they wear blue jeans and T shirts.
by when Islam spread.
People in Malaysia and Indonesia don't dress like people in Africa, Africa have the grand booboo.
People in Kurdistan don't dress like people
in Bangladesh, people in Bangladesh current the present day Bangladesh don't dress like people in Muslim Spain. When Islam was there, how they dress. Their foods are different. There is no equivalent of the Big Mac.
In Islamic civilization, they all have their unique foods, their unique cultures. This is Islam brothers and sisters. This is the genius