The most remarkable in this ayat to me in this subject, its really fascinating, its really if you think about it, its fascinating. Allah says “have a world inside them.” Allah says then for that reason - invite. What the Prophets job at the end of the day? Inviting people. That his job. Allah says “I have listed before you 3 major major major problems, with this audience you have infront of you.” Enough for everybody else to say ‘theres no point to invite them. There no point theres no purpose’. Allah says “actually because of this problems are so major, that is why you have to invite them, that is why I chose you(s.a.w), this is not just any man’s job, this is your job, if the problem was small it wouldnt need the greatest messenger of all humanity. It is because the problems are so big you’re need it.” the motivation given to him(s.a.w) is ‘this is the toughest crowd you’ll ever have - nobody’s ever had. And you’ll deal with them directly.’
previous prophets, think about it, previous prophets, 1 dealt 1 kind of problem, Jesus(Isa A.S) dealt with the people with the book, Zakharia dealt with the people with the book, but this prophet(Muhammad s.a.w) has to dealt with everybody.
And what this telling you and myself, and this coming back to us now, when muslims get together for dinner, eat, parties, etc, what are we discuss? Problems. We loveee discussing problems. “man, this is going on and that is going on and they’re doing this and this one doing that.” Omg we lovee problems. And you know some of you masyaallah her season problem disscussion experts. She spent her entire life, thats her sunnah established. And you know what Allah says yes there are huge problems but you and I will be alive in 2012 around of these problems that He knows is qualified to solves those problems. Because of those problems you and I exist. Because those problems have to solved that you and I given air to breath. Thats why we’re here. And stand firm dont buckle coz you see problems. Stand firm as you commanded.— Nouman Ali Khan.
“The more we reacting this way, the more we’re encouraging others to assume more hateful speech. We need to learn to respond in mature, silver, and higher discourse the way Qur’an and the Sunnah of our Messenger legacy our Prophet expects from us.” -Nouman Ali Khan.
“Now listen to this.. Allah in this surah.. Allah mention something very very heavy. and i want to share to this ayat with you on the same surah.. Allah says “you are all, for sure, no doubt about it, going to be tested.” tested in what? in your moneys, and in your own selves. your money will be in danger, and yourselves will be in danger. you’ll feel frightened. you’ll feel lost of people. you’ll feel this trial financially, and socially. then what else He says? “you will no doubt about it definitely i swear to it you will definitely hear from them a lot of painful words.” you’ll get to hear a lot of painful things from them. is that happening today? are we hear painful things from that community..
And we have to here this things, but now Allah says “now that you’ll get to hear what should be your reaction?” what should be your reaction and this where we have to be harsh on ourselves. we have to tough on ourselves. Muslims nowadays are nothing but an emotional puppets. they don’t act calm, collected manner, which is the way of Allah and the Messenger (SAW)’s.
What should you do? Allah Himselves says, “and if you’re be able to be patience, ..” patience means controlling your anger. we are suppose to be patience, we are all suppose to continue to be takwa to Allah..
This is not new.. Allah did this too to the Messenger (S.A.W). so don’t blame the population, that is syaitan doing his job, we just have to do a better job, that’s all. we have to do our job. we have to clarify this deen.”
-Nouman Ali Khan. (click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd09Ox5K-rA)
“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patience.” -Quran 2:155
“And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for humbly submissive [to Allah]” -Quran 2:45.
“And Allah loves As-Sabirun (the patience ones)” -Quran 3:146.
“The real patience is at the first stroke of a calamity.” -(Bukhari)
“No calamity occurs, but by the permission of Allah, and whosover believes in Allah, He guides his heart. And Allah is the All-Knower of everything.” -Quran 64:11.
“When according to Islam, we should be 1st, Controlling our anger and 2nd, Learning how to react which is Islamic, afterall we are trying to defend Islam. There have been people who have had great hatered for Islam and the Prophet (s.a.w.) yet they became the best of Muslims. So before you start saying “Death to you!”, “May they burn in Hell!” and “Kill them all!” - Think, is this what a Muslim is supposed to do?” -Owner of this video.
There’s three kinds of Muslim youth.
The first is the ‘religious youth’. You know the one who participate in the MSA, who attend the weekly halaqas, the one one downloading videos off of youtube and lectures on their mp3s, the ones spending time commenting on religious blogs and asking fatawa questions. The religious youth.
The second is the really messed up youth. They still are muslims, but you wouldn’t even know. They are the ones dealing with things the first category would say ’ Astagfirullah’ and ‘Lahawula walaquata illabilla hil alyulazim’ to, but that is just the beginning for them. This is the youth involved in things you may not even have heard of. The kind of youth which if you sat down and had them explain to you what was going on their lives, you wouldn’t believe them.
The Third category is of the middle path. The ones who used to be party animals and were involved in wrong things until the stumbled upon some youtube video, or attended an MSA meeting, or saw one of their close friends become religious. So the middle youth is kind of, sort of inclined. Maybe they’ll put on a hijab some times, maybe they’ll let the beard grow for a couple of days. They’re good kids but they get drifted to and away.
Usually, we’re not always the best of Muslims to born with, even the most pious person has to work his/her way up to it. Usually most of us have our own messed up pasts as well but when a person becomes a part of that ‘religious youth’, they change a lot. Their language, their friends, their leisure time spent, their likes and dislikes usually change for the better but unfortunately, because of this they often cut themselves off and drift away from the youth who isn’t so religious who needed them the most.
Everybody keeps talking about da’wah, bringing new muslims in, having more reverts, strengthening the muslim ummah, reducing the kuffar and as beautiful and admirable that is, you know who needs da’wah more? The messed up youth. What about the people already in the Muslim ummah who are leaking through the cracks? Think about the ummah for a second and contemplate on rough percentages of all the categories. Majority of them are messed up, and only a few limited ones are part of the first group. Your priority shouldn’t be the new muslims at this point, it should be helping the brothers and sisters who are weak muslims. When they said Laillaha illallah at any point in their lives, they become closer to you than your own blood.
Often times what we do is instead of thinking of saving this person, we start to judge them, curse at them, cut them off and humiliate them for what they are involved in. Would you do that if they were your sibling? At least we should treat them like human beings, like someone worth saving. How would we deal if a woman inappropriately dressed or a man covered in tattoos and earrings walked in to a masjid? How would we deal with that? Most people would probably kick them out but doesn’t the fact they at least showed up the masjid mean something? If you kick them out of there, wouldn’t they end up somewhere much worse off?
Don’t expect them to come to you every time, you will have to approach them.Why are you put into a society, in a family, in a country which is so filled with so many ‘messed up’ people? How come Allah didn’t give you the perfect surroundings for a muslim who wants to be dedicated to Him? The answer is in your history. Look at the prophets, look at their families, their tribes and their nations. Allah swt put you there because you are to be an ambassador of Islam to them because no one else would’ve reached out to them. Don’t look down upon those who are weak, rather help rescue them. Take responsibility.
*Disclaimer: “The religious youth” may not be the best kind of youth, Allah knows their state of imaan but they are usually more involved in Islam than others.
This is from Nouman Ali Khan :’D can watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU1XFry6ixg <3
Naseeha to non-hijabi Sisters <3
-Nouman Ali Khan