I am a Muslim. I believe in Allah. He is the only one worthy of worship. We heard that I believe that Muhammad peace be upon Him is the final messenger of Allah. I believe that whatever was revealed is absolute and is final and I believe that I will stick to it as best as I can until I meet with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam on the pond known as al kawthar by the Will of Allah in order to achieve jannatul firdaus.
My brothers and sisters that does not negate the fact that I need to be kind to the rest of humanity. It does not negate the fact that there are people who disagree with me. There are people who have chosen other faiths.
One of the challenges we face as youth is we become very impatient when people differ with us. We are responsible to carry the flag of goodness, to carry the flag of Deen. We are also responsible to reach out to the other creatures of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala starting with mankind.
When we leave this earth, it’s our duty to have left it in a better way. How will we be able to lead When we have not even set our own morals and values upon a high standard? My duty is not to spew hate. some people use this verse in order to spew hate and to hurl abuse at those who don’t agree with them and they say you know, what, there is something known as Al-wala’ wa-l-bara’, we have to harm everyone who disagrees with us. That’s not the meaning of the term Al-wala’ wa-l-bara’ .
We love everything to do with Allah and we dislike that which is sinful indeed. You need to know uphold the peace, stability, security of your families, your communities, your Nations and the globe at large.
We can respectfully disagree and keep the disagreement exactly where it is Subhanallah.
All people are the creatures of Allah if they turn because of an effort that you’ve made towards the right path, towards the path Of goodness, then you have earned a great reward.
But today we are being brainwashed into believing that everyone on Earth is our enemy. That’s it is just me and my small little group. We are less tolerant of each other.
The beginning of disaster is when things bubble in the background and you don’t deal with them. You have to be smart enough to know what is bubbling in the background and deal with it.
People are using religion because the world is fed up. I promise you there is so much disaster, so much crime, so much of sin, so much of hardship, so much of poverty, so much of you know, so many disasters that are happening, drought and whatever else, people are fed up and that’s why they are turning towards Faith. As they’re turning towards faith in the Almighty, Sadly, There are people of religion who are seizing that opportunity to come and con the people to say, now that you’re a Godly person. You need to become violent in order to please that God.
It’s a crisis were facing in the youth. Don’t let anyone brainwash you in that regard.
There are problems in the ummah. We know what the problems are. The way we are being or some of the people are being taught to solve those problems is by creating 10 more problems that did not exist. Don’t solve it in a way that will create a bigger problem.
There is a small percentage of evil among the Muslims. Those who are perpetrating crime, small percentage but I tell you what? Because the media has put it out there, don’t you agree that we are all looked at as bad people?
If you carry yourself with utmost respect and you are identified as a Muslim, you will change that narrative people will say no. No, I know Muslims personally. They love their kind. The majority of them are so helpful. They are so courteous.
Each time a crime is perpetrated anywhere in the world where people are being killed, subhanallah in the name of Islam, We all pay a price and we are not even a part of it. We don’t even agree.
There are some really really good people in all nationalities and in all Races and even in all faiths and religions. We’re all human beings. Every one of us is supposed to be honest and upright. In fact, the Muslims more so.- Mufti Menk