Church in Society ( 2017-Oct )

Background

Again, this is an area, I will rather not go.

Yet, it is one that stirs our conscience and thoughts.

And, that is reason enough to see what people are saying and why they are saying it.

Predication

Introduction

We all have our own bias and depositions.

And, it is best to lay them bare ahead of time.

Most of my comments will be based on what I have heard from others prior to anything that I will cover in this post.

It is often useful to have some foundational predisposition as that lessens the opportunity to be swayed within each decision point.

Even better when commentators are not even speaking specifically on the new material.

Earlier Words

  1. Damon Thompson
    • Sometimes God places something in our heart, but unfortunately so much  of what has gone out in the Prophetic World was not undergirded in scripture
    • And, so I, Damon Thompson, need the foundation of Scripture
  2. Neil Ellis
    • This is a Church of matured faith
    • You have been preaching, but you were fearful of how the preaching will be accepted
    • Sometimes the Devil magnifies things and makes them appear more than they really are
    • Sometimes as a pastor what makes us press even though there is “Hell on the Outside” is that we are satisfied that we have the confidence of the people inside
    • Can the Lord trust you, and can the Bishop/Leadership depend on you?
    • Free your Spirit, but challenge your people
    • A faith that has not been tested, is a faith that can not be trusted
  3. Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
    • Sotomayor was asked to explain her remarks from a 2001 speech in which she said she agreed that “there is no objective stance but only a series of perspectives — no neutrality, no escape from choice in judging.”  She told the committee that, in every case, the two opposing parties view the facts from vastly different perspectives. “You can’t just throw up your hands and say I’m not going to rule,” she said. There is a choice in judging, which means “you have to rule.”

Videos

Here are some of the videos that I will later comment on.

  1. Paula White
    • Trump’s spiritual adviser: More devout than you…
      Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser, televangelist Paula White, spoke to CNN’s Erin Burnett in August about the Republican presidential nominee’s faith and the phone call that kicked off their friendship.
      Channel :- CNN
      Published On :- 2016-Oct-20th
      Link
    • Inauguration
      • Meet The Woman Who Many Call President Elect Donald Trump’s Spiritual Adviser | NBC Nightly News
        Critics have slammed her as a charlatan, but in a rare interview with NBC’s Anne Thompson, Paula White defends her message and gives insight into the president-elect’s beliefs.
        Channel :- NBC News
        Published On :- 2017-Jan-19th
        Link
    • Jim Baker
      • Two Corinthians’ Gaffe Was ‘A Setup
        • RWW News: Paula White Says That Trump’s ‘Two Corinthians’ Gaffe Was ‘A Setup’
          Published On :- 2017-August-23th
          Link
      • Opposition to God
        • RWW News: Paula White Says Opposition To President Trump Is Opposition To God
          Published On :- 2017-August-21st
          Link
  2. Pastor Jamal Bryant
    • Pastor Jamal Bryant – The problem with Paula White…
      Published On :- 2017-August-25th
      Link
  3. Roland Martin
    • Roland Martin To Paula White: Be A Prophetic Voice And Don’t Just Be A Profitable Voice
      Roland Martin rips Pastor Paula White for her partisan comments about Donald Trump: Be a prophetic voice and don’t just be a profitable voice.
      Published On :- 2017-August-23th
      Link

 

Leadership

Seated Under

Those in leadership do not always get to take a day off.

Not only does what they think matter, but also how they got there.

I have grown from listening in person or via youtube to the people listed above.

And, that makes me forever grateful.

Influencing Capital

The further we grow, the more influencing capital we personally have and have access to.

After long and hard battles our role will be examined; especially if our role is seen to have moved the needle towards an unexpected end.

Unfortunately it is not just our choice that is examined, but the totality of our live.

Circumference of Relationships

Relationships often covers so much space.

And, some of those spaces overlap and are not necessarily disjointed.

And, so even within a body, for instance Faith community, uniformity does not necessarily translate to conformity.

People sometimes reach different conclusions and they should be free to do so.

This is more so where there are personal relationships with those that are being discussed.

 

In Essentials Unity, In Nonessentials Liberty, In All Things Charity

Link
Philip Schaff, the distinguished nineteenth-century church historian, calls the saying in our title “the watchword of Christian peacemakers” (History of the Christian Church, vol. 7, p. 650). Often attributed to great theologians such as Augustine, it comes from an otherwise undistinguished German Lutheran theologian of the early seventeenth century, Rupertus Meldenius. The phrase occurs in a tract on Christian unity written (circa 1627) during the Thirty Years War (1618–1648), a bloody time in European history in which religious tensions played a significant role.

 

Sola Scriptura

  1. Laws of Social Responsibility
    If ever you take your neighbor’s cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down, for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he cries to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.
    You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people. ( Exodus 22:27-28 )
  2. Paul Before the Sanhedrin
    • But those standing nearby said, “How dare you insult the high priest of God!”
      “Brothers, Paul replied, “I was not aware that he was the high priest, for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.’”
      ( Acts 23:4-5 )
  3. David, Saul, Jonathan, & Mephibosheth
    • And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king. He had neither taken care of his feet nor trimmed his beard nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came back in safety. ( 2nd Samuel 19:24 )
    • He answered, “My lord, O king, my servant deceived me, for your servant said to him, ‘I will saddle a donkey for myself, that I may ride on it and go with the king.’ For your servant is lame. ( 2nd Samuel 19:26 )
    • He has slandered your servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like the angel of God; do therefore what seems good to you. ( 2nd Samuel 19:27 )
    • For all my father’s house were but men doomed to death before my lord the king, but you set your servant among those who eat at your table. What further right have I, then, to cry to the king?” ( 2nd Samuel 19:28 )
    • And the king said to him, “Why speak any more of your affairs? I have decided: you and Ziba shall divide the land.” ( 2nd Samuel 19:29 )
    • Mephibosheth said to the king, “Let him even take it all, since my lord the king has come safely to his own house.” ( 2nd Samuel 19:30 )

Summary

In summary I find myself always returning to a couple of words :-

  1. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
    • Allah’s hand of protection is with the maintenance of unity, you should beware of division.
    • The one isolated from the group is a prey to Satan, just as the one isolated from the flock is a prey to the wolves
    • You can not base a spiritual life on suspiciousness, cursing and allocating blame.
  2. Abraham Lincoln
    • I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”

Closing

Love never fails … for we know in part and we prophesy in part.

Nabeel Qureshi – These things remain – “Faith, Hope, & Love”

Background

It has been a tough couple of days for me.
On Tuesday I realized the parting of Brother Nabeel Qureshi and I have been down ever since.
Took a mental, psychological Day Off from work yesterday.
Was able to ride the Coastline and I am just so thankful.

Comforting Words

As Ravi Zacharias said on one of his lectures, irrespective of the gifts and words of an Apologist what often wins out is Love.

Amir Yunas

A Tribute to Nabeel Qureshi

Nabeels Life summarized by his true childhood friend. I Don’t promote the teachings of Nabeel whatsoever, however, this is childhood friend, and I feel sad, so I shared my heart.
Link

 

Hear, O Israel : the Lord, our God is one Lord

Reunite me with my children and my family once again
For a guy in a strange place ( earth ) tends to get lonely
And, I have a lot of distress and anxiety over my little children
It feels almost like when I remember them, I melt and dissolve away
However, I have thrown away the reins and leashes controlling my affair
To the One who handle the affairs of our lives in strange and mysterious ways
He is one Compassionately forgiven, Always around me, and my source of Shelter and Refuge
With his will and support, to Him do I humbly supplicate, bessege, and turn in repentance
My God, you know how my situation is
So my master, is there relieve Close By
Oh Rewarder of the Day of Judgement, Relieve!
( Relieve)  My Concerns that keep creeping into my heart.
And, tie my rope to the rope of your pleasure, and look to me, and turn to me, so that I can turn back to you

And, overlook ( shepard) my protection take control of my support
And, strengthen my vulnerabilities when I am exposed to problems
And, inspire me to praise you throughout my life

For indeed, with your remembrance, this worldly life becomes pleasant
And, say to the servant of the most merciful and whoever comes after him
For them, is a share from the valleys of our kindness

Therefore my thoughts regarding you are beautiful
My support and lifeline ( God )

And, the pastures of my sweet tasting hopes and wishes are fertile
And, send blessings upon the prophet and his people for as love as the Nightingale sings on the Arak Tree

 

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Mortal Choice

Link

Basis for True Spirituality

  1. Natural Balava
    • In regards to me two groups of people should be destroyed.  He who loves me too much that love takes him from what is correct; and he who hates me too much that hate takes him from what is correct.
    • In regards to me, it is he who follows the middle course.
      And, so be with him, and be with the great majority of muslims, because Allah’s hand of protection is with the maintenance of unity, you should  beware of division
    • The one isolated from the group is a prey to Satan, just as the one isolated from the flock is a prey to the wolves
  2. Mercy
    • When they found Allah they found him to of great mercy
  3. Benevolence
    • Allah is forgiven. All of them were following a “nair?” which we suppose to be good.
      You can not base a spiritual life on suspiciousness, cursing and allocating blame.
    • If you want uprightness in the world, make sure you do it in yourself.
  4. Community
    • You can not go your own
    • Benefit Inclusiveness

Scriptures

  1. Holy, yet Merciful
    • The LORD said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, or he will die; for I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat. ( Leviticus 16:2 )
  2. God Entreaty
    • Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.
      The LORD spoke to Gad, David’s seer…
      Now, therefore, consider what answer I shall return to Him who sent me.”
      David said to Gad, “I am in great distress; please let me fall into the hand of the LORD ( 1st Chronicles 21 )
  3. God Knows
    • But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The LORD knows those who are his” ( 2nd Timothy 2:19 )
  4. Motives
    • but the Lord weighs the spirit  ( Proverbs 16:2 )
    • For the word of God is living and active … and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. ( Hebrews 4:12 )
  5. Moderation
    • He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. ( Proverbs 16:32 )
  6.  Mourning
    • David Mourns for Abner
      …So all the people and all Israel understood that day that it had not been the will of the king to put Abner the son of Ner to death.
      Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel? I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too difficult for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil.”… ( 2nd Samuel 3:37-38 )
  7. Cursing
    • Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. ( Ecclesiastes 10:10 )
  8. Laying Down Our Departed
    • The Death and Burial of Sarah
      …And Abraham bowed before the people of the land.
      He spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, “If you will only please listen to me; I will give the price of the field, accept it from me that I may bury my dead there. ( Genesis 23:13 )
  9.  Offering
    • Cost Nothing
      David Builds an Altar
      …”Everything, O king, Araunah gives to the king.” And Araunah said to the king, “May the LORD your God accept you.”
      However, the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God which cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
      David built there an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Thus the LORD was moved by prayer for the land, and the plague was held back from Israel.
      ( 2 Samuel 24:23-25 )
    • “But cursed be the swindler who has a male in his flock and vows it, but sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord, for I am a great King,” says the LORD of hosts ( Malachi 1:14 )

In personal expressions

Brother Nabeel, you encouraged and emboldened so many.

Great Lord of Hosts, you have given us and always give us your best.  Ever so often  you do ask for our best, as a qualifier of a great pledge on your part.

Though young, yet weaned, as Hannah did centuries before “we turn Nabeel over to you Lord”.

We are accepting that “No one knows the things of God, except God’s Spirit.” 

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Background

Through the power of youtube video selections I ran across a video by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad.

BTW, he is a british born convert to Islam.

 

Videos

Due to the times in which we all live, I find myself blessed from listening to reasoned, measured, and tempered voices.

Here is the one word I have listened to thus far:

  1. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad – The Khilafa of Sayyidina Ali – The Mortal Choice

 

Indepth

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad – The Khilafa of Sayyidina Ali – The Mortal Choice

  1. Good for us
    • As there are tragedies in our lives
    • And, often things don’t work out for us
  2. Mysteries of our lives
    • Adam
      • Sent out of Eden’s Garden
    • Ibrahim
      • Ibrahim was tested with a knife
    • Jacob
      • Jacob was tested with the loss of Joseph
    • Joseph
      • Joseph was tested in the depths of a well
    • Prophets
      • Prophets were stoned
    • Abubaker
      • Left the words in the anguish of a poisoned sword
    • Koran
      • Martyrdom came to he who ordered the Koran
  3. He was content with the love of God alone
    • To him shall pain and anguish ever come
  4. Realities of Life
    • Bereavement
      • Parents die
    • We become sick
    • Relationships don’t work
    • We do not get the job we want
  5. Books
    • About me, two groups of people will be destroyed
      • He who loves me to the excess
        • so that love takes him from what is correct
      • He who hates me so much to the excess
        • so that the hatred takes him from what is true
      • He who takes the middle course
        • Because Allah is with the unity of the course
        • Be with the great majority of muslims
        • Allah’s heart is with the maintenance of Unity
      • Beware of division
        • Isolation
        • Prey to Satan
        • Isolation from sheep’s lead to being a prey of the wolves
      • Sectarianism & Terrorism
        • He who sojourns under the banner of Terrorism
          • Fight him
  6. When they found Allah they found him to have a broad and great mercy
    • Were about the extremist
      • They found Hell
    • So what do we say about all the Prophets
      • All of them were upright witnesses
  7. Special Fragrance
    • The great saints
    • Ali drew a veil over people’s misunderstanding
    • Work towards unity
    • One can not be spiritual
    • Two Options
      • Allocate problem
      • Allah is forgiven
        • All of them were following a path which we perceive to be good
    • We can not base a spiritual life on passing blame
    • The necessity of the self
    • Can not operate a successful spirituality without given other people the benefit of doubt, forgiven, and going forward

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Intro

Met another young lady via public transit.

She was reading via her Amazon Kindle.

And, upon asking what she is reading she responded Koran.

I asked for other accessible voices and offered Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.

In the days and weeks ahead, I will share some of the videos I have taken in from him.

Videos

    1. A Life Worth Living – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
      • What is a life worth living? Shaykh Hamza presents, and discusses the question with Miroslav Volf, Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School.
        Link
    2. Dr Hamza Yusuf The poor to the rich mind 2016
      • Published on August 17th, 2016
        • Link ( Full )
        • Link ( Closing Segment )
    3. Many Lessons from the story of Adam – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
      • YouTube
        • Published on August 25th, 2016
          Link
        • Lessons from the story of Adam (as) by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf
          • Lessons from the story of Adam (as) by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf 1/2
            Link
          • Lessons from the story of Adam (as) by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf 2/2
            Link
    4. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Emotional Q & A 2016 University session America
      • Published on July 22nd, 2016
      • Video
        • Full
          • Link ( Full )
          • Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Emotional Q & A 2016 University session American Creed Faith Good Works
            Channel :- Daniel Adeniji
            Published On :- 2016-Sept-29th
            Link
    5. BBC HardTalk | Shaykh Hamza Yusuf [Full Interview] [Enhanced VHS]
      • Published On Dec 13 8th, 2015
      • Added On Aug 8th, 2016
      • Video
        • Link (Full )
        • Link ( Pain, Anger, and Intoxicants )

Indepth

A Life Worth Living – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

      1. 50 years ago, Time came out with a question asking whether God is dead
        • Atheist take a position that God is too great and it is impossible to believe in him
      2. We taught Allah the names
        1. Adam replied with the names
        2. And, God confirmed that yes, this is a learning creature
      3. Go down to the earth
        • Go down to the earth, and knowledge will come
        • Whomever follows that guidance will be well
      4. Breaking the desires
        • Breaking the desire of lust and food
        • Control desire for corruption
      5. Franz Rosenthal
        • Quotes
          • Know of no longer civilization that places the acquisition of knowledge at the center of ethos
        •  Books
          • Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam 1970 (reprinted 2007 with a Preface by Dimitri Gutas)
      6. Knowledge
        • Read in the name of your Lord
        • Be a student, be a lover of Knowledge
        • If one can not be a student, then help and facilitate it
        • Family Traits & Dedication
          • Every Irish family, gave at least one of their children to priesthood
          • Every muslim family gave at least one of their children to Islamic Scholarship
      7. Non Scholars can participate, as well
        • In Example
          • A bedouin in West Africa
            • Whoever believes in Allah in the last days should honor his guests
      8. Two people
        • Learners
          • Some people are facilitated to learn
          • The circumstances are right for it
        • Whereas some are not
          • Other people are deprived
          • Those that have the gift should actively seek to spread it
          • Honor for sake of our tradition and of our God
      9. Signs of the latter days
        • People will no longer learn for the sake of Allah, but for other ends
      10. Sign of depravity
        • It is a sign of the improvised state of our community that people like me actually represent …
        • Do not say so humbly, but based on knowledge of our tradition
      11. Why people choose not to believe
        • Those who see knowledge
          • But, yet fail to ascribe source to it
          • Sees a beautiful written letter, yet state their is no writer
      12. Empathy
        • Empathy is core of most religions
        • Social-path
          • So important that some people fake it just to be seen has having it
            • Just to be part of quorum
          • 1 out of 20 in US are suspected to be social-path
        • lack compassion from our own adversity
        • Some people
        • To know God through secondary knowledge
          • Not as Angels
          • But, through difficulty the soul is expanded
      13. Fundamental Sin
        • Distraction
          • Easily distracted
          • Boredom
          • NoonDay Devil
          • Spiritual Sickness
          • Seek distraction through Sex, Money, Pursuit of Money
      14. Atheist
        • Koran states to the Atheist let us weigh it out
        • God is too mighty to create all this
        • Unrequited Love
      15. Questioned about Job
        • My servant, Job, has spoken rightly of me
          • Job insisted that he was not not in the wrong
          • But, is it possible that someone spoke the truth, and yet still be wrong
            • One can speak personal truth
            • But, yet not speak God’s truth
      16. Is suffering a wound that will remain until clarity comes
      17. Abrahamic tradition did not fully develop the concept of Karma
        • It speaks of it in a world to come
      18. Where is God
        • Free will is a packaged deal
          • We are caretakers of the children
          • Where are God’s people
          • We have moral responsibility
      19. Atheist is closer to God
      20. For Believers God sometimes becomes an errand boy
      21. Taking Responsibility
        • Adam took responsibility
        • Satan did not take responsibility
      22. Current TV
        • Lamented that we have lost the pleasure derived from real beauty
        • Father is an erudite
        • Visited Sea World
          • No longer nature based
          • Stupid dresses on animal
          • Whereas animals are by nature dignified
      23. Knowledge & Submission to God
        • Knowledge
          • One has to know self
          • Soul
            • Indivisible
          • He who know himself comes his creator
          • He who knows self know God
          • From your tongues and complexities ( complexion )
            • Language is a celestial thing
            • Part of revelation is worth
            • God taught him from the names of all the animals
            • See the one in the many
            • From the knowledge of all, comes knowledge of one
        • Submission
          • Abdullah

Dr Hamza Yusuf  – The poor to the rich mind 2016

      1. A re-emergence of family has the center
        • Father has been taking out of fatherhood
        • Father has been taking of motherhood
        • Brother out of bortherhood
        • Sister out of sisterhoo
        • And,  all you have left is the hood
      2. Chris Hedges
        • Boook – Empire of Illusion
        • Dissolve the Police Force in Camden
        • Throwaway people
      3. The immigrant population has a moral responsibility they have not accepted.  And,  that responsibility is to adopt the indigenous people.
        • A ethical and strategic mistake
        • Clip – 30 minutes
        • Inner City
        • Giving victory by the weakest among you
        • Dignify poverty
        • Protestantism at his worst
          • Matthew 19:21
      4. The lion has a natural limit
        • He will not eat the whole flock

 

Many Lessons from the story of Adam – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

      1. Satan refused to bow them because of
        • Superiority
          • the fact that he felt he was created through fire, but Adam was created through the soil
          • Material Superiority
        • Sameness
          • Both Satan and Adam have consciousness of God
        • Casted down
          • The presence of God is not the place to show show superiority
      2. Question gratitude
        • I will come ahead of them
        • I will come before them
        • And, will show they are ingratitude
      3.  Knowledge
        • Above is revelation
          • As long as you have connection to God, the Devil can not come overcome you
        • Under is humility
          • Satan does not accept humility to anyone
      4. Only Authority
        • Only Authority Satan as is suggestion
      5. Satan lied
        • He led them astray with guile
        • Law
          • Buyers Beware
            • Roman Law
          • Sellers Beware
            • Islamic Law
        • Trick to it
        • In Belgium there are squatters in there
        • When they tasted the tree, there nakedness appeared to them
      6. Lessons Learned
        • Oh Children of Adam learn this lesson for yourself
        • The one who is felicitous is he one who does not have to learn that lessons for themselves
      7. Two Struggles
        • The Struggles
          • Your desire
          • And, then there is this thing, that is tempting you
        • And, the struggle is that you continue in it
      8. Book
        • Religion creates the problem that it solves
          • It makes people feel bad
          • And, then it tells them how to make amends

 

Shaikh Hamza Yusuf Emotional Q & A 2016 University session America

      1. Terms
        • Define terms before you enter them into dialogue
      2. Books
        • The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi: Hamza Yusuf
          • Book endorsed by Arch Bishop of Canterbury Dr.Rowan Williams
      3. Faith
        • Faith is without experience
        • Faith increases with good acts
        • Faith happens in the Heart
        • Increases With
          • Fasting
          • Give Charity
          • Purification
      4. Islam
        • Piety
        • relationship with Allah
        • Direct and immediate

 

BBC HardTalk | Shaykh Hamza Yusuf [Full Interview] [Enhanced VHS]

 

Nouman Ali Khan

Forward

During the evening commute last week, a young lady gave up her seat for me.

She had on her Hijab and I asked her why she gave up her seat.

And, she said that she thought I might need it.

We talked about what she studies at her School, UC Berkeley, and where it might lead her.

Knowing that she is likely sitting under good leadership, I asked for the names of some of her Teachers.

She offered up “Nouman Ali Khan” and “Mufti Menk

I found containment in Brother Nouman’s work and so will not cover Mufti Menk’s work in this post.

 

Words

Nouman Ali Khan

  1. Power of Good Deed [REMINDER] | Nouman Ali Khan
    • Power of Good Deed
      Link
  2. A Life Changing Motivational Speech by Nouman Ali Khan
  3. Pursuit Beyond Happiness [LATEST] | Nouman Ali Khan
    Link
  4. Cult vs. Community – Khutbah by Nouman Ali Khan
    Added on 2016-08-16
    Link
  5. The Cost of Ignorance – Amazed by the Quran w/ Nouman Ali Khan
    Link
  6. Allah is Always Near – Amazed by the Quran w/ Nouman Ali Khan
    Link
  7. The Way She Walks – Amazed by the Quran w/ Nouman Ali Khan
    Link
  8. In Need of Wisdom – Nouman Ali Khan – Gulf Tour 2015
    Link
  9. This Lecture Will Change Your Life~ ᴴᴰ iA | Islam and Ego | Nouman Ali Khan
    Added on Monday ( 2016-08-22)
    Link
  10. “We Ask Allah” Tafsir of Last Two Verses of Baqarah – Nouman Ali Khan – Gulf Tour 2015
    Added on Monday ( 2016-09-01)
    Link
  11. Don’t Underestimate Any Good Deed! Powerful Khutba Nouman Ali Khan
    • Video
      • YouTube
        • Channel :- European Institute of Islamic Sciences
          Published On :- 2016-April-18th
          Link

 

Insight

Power of Good Deed

  1. A good and pure Word
    • A tree whose root are very well planted
    • Root that will last generation
    • Provides fruit at every hour
    • Trees only provides fruit at one season
      • This tree on the other hand provides fruit in all seasons
      • By special permission from it master
    • Locust is about to lay eggs and build its next generation
  2.  Example
    • The Professor simplifies the subject
    • I have given you this example, a good word and a good tree
    • A good teacher provides good example
  3. The benefit of a good word benefits everyone, so that they may make an effort to remember
    • A tree does not discriminate and say “Is it a muslim that is picking this fruit
  4. Idea
    • The idea of thinking long term
    • I can not change this desert into a garden over night
    • The idea of change that does not happen over night
    • The idea of producing  change that takes a generation
    • The Power of a seed that will change into a Tree
  5.  I have not being able to make my point yet
  6. The only thing the Prophet had is a good word
  7. All he had is the good word that Allah kept giving him
  8. A fifth of the World’s Population will hold these words in
  9. Underestimated the Power of spreading a good word
  10. Something must be missing in our confidence
  11. A good word carrying and resonating its effect
  12. Groups of People
    • Groups
      •  Haters
        • Love Incidents
        • Business grows
        • Spread Fears
        • And, fear mongering
        • Profit from Islamophobia Industry
      • Group of muslims doing things in name of Islam
        • Jihad
        • The other extreme
      • Middle – Non Muslims
        • Do not hate each other
      • Middle – Muslims
        • Hugh confluence of muslims who do not know each other
    • Co-dependency of Haters and Jihadist

A Life Changing Motivational Speech

Message to the youth

  1. Cultural Onslaught
    • Pulling oneself out of cultural onslaught
    • When life is in danger, one can pull back from Society
    • We can not pull ourselves away from Society
    • It is a defect to do so
    • Hurl truth against falsehood
  2. Age is often not mentioned in the Koran
    • people’s age is not mentioned
  3. Worship
    • Get better at worship
    • Sets targeted time
    • Go to sleep early
    • Deep conversation over Hookah?
    • Wake up early
    • Change the world … Can not even change the Day
  4. Whoever is scared to climb the mountain stays at the ditch
  5.  Knowledge
    • Get better at knowledge
    • Study and Memorize the Koran
      • Prophet Muhammed
        • Take Surahs that target the Life of Prophet Muhammed
      • Study other Koran Surahs

Pursuit Beyond Happiness

  1. Happiness
  2. Cool
    • Pursuit of Social Acceptability
      • Kids
        • Go to School and look different than others
        • Look a way, talk in a way, that makes me look cool
        • Girls
          • Young Kids that wear Hijab
  3. Popularity
    • Wear expensive clothes
    • Need attention, live off attention
    • Celebrity
      • Any means necessary
  4. Prestige
    • Pursue Prestige
    • Brand of Clothes that you wear
    • Which College they go to
      • Btw, I went to Harvard
    • What they have might
    • Association
      • By their association
  5. Money
    • Self Focused
  6. Excellence
    • Top percentile
    • Always have to have an A+
  7. Impact
    • Thing outside of Self Satisfaction
    • And, unto helping others
    • Life is bigger than my personal impact
    • Help industry, help around the world
  8. Koran
    • What the Koran will inspire you to do will be different for each person
    • Pursuit
      • Primary can not be towards impact, but pursuit
      • Effort comes from you, impact comes from God
      • Impact does not come from you
      • Once pursuit is genuine, Allah gives impact
    • Fruitless and Discouragement
      • Prophet
        • Muhammad’s visit to Ta’if
          Link

          • Impact in the world of the unknown
    • Attitude
      • Develop and Internalize a particular kind of attitude that is not discouraged
      • Ironclad
      • Messenger of Allah
    • Single Heartedness
    • Not always a new thing
      • Sometimes just a  reminder
    • He is the one who selected you
    • Allah did not pursue anyone outside of their own potential
    • Knowledge
      • If Knowledge is not helping your worship, then I don’t know if it is real knowledge
      • Knowledge of Prophet is increasing as you are learning more about him
    • Service
      • If you want to help out with Habitat for Humanity, then it is good
      • Whether it is being run by Christians, Jews, if it is good Service, then it is good service
      • Parents should encourage kids
      • Teenage years youths are the most self absorbed
        • Petty
        • Help them to come out of it
        • Allow them to see suffering
    • Goals
      • What are your goals?
      • Don’t aim to be a Doctor, aim to own a Hospital
      • Run Doctors without Borders
      • Don’t just go into Pharmaceutical, clean it up
      • Think Big
      • Part of thinking big is thinking entrepreneurially
    • Acknowledgement
      • We are slaves to Allah, we are lowest to the group
      • Yet, when Allah gives you a gift, intelligence, education, and you say I am way too humble, then that is not humility, it is ingratitude
      • Allah will not make you become materialistic
      • Not here to serve the Ummah, here to fix the world
      • Everyone should work with his own disposition
      • One day I am going to make people come out of poverty in this neighborhood
      • New Language of Power is Economics
      • Develop Work Ethics for it

Cult vs. Community – Khutbah by Nouman Ali Khan

  1. When those who were followed, disown (declare themselves innocent of) those who followed (them), and they see the torment, then all their relations will be cut off from them.
    [ Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow) ]
    Link

Ready to Withstand Challenges | Nouman Ali Khan 2016

  1. Surah – Hayat ( Life )
    • Koran does not change
      • Recite Every Friday
        • Protect believers from the greatest trial that has ever hitting humanity
      • Never blends
      • Morality changes every year

“We Ask Allah” Tafsir of Last Two Verses of Baqarah – Nouman Ali Khan – Gulf Tour 2015

Quotes

  1. Spend in the path of Allah
  2. Every messenger is valuable to us
    1. We do make distinction between messengers
    2. Segment 54 minute
  3. Messengers valuable to us includes
    • Messenger
      • Abraham
      • Joseph
      • Moses
    • Every message is timeless
  4. Our many people upset because of Charlie Hebdo
    1. Simpson
    2. Jesus was made fun of
    3. Moses was made fun of
  5. When Prophet is stressed, Allah encouraged him with examples of other prophets life
    • Joseph
    • How can Prophet find comfort and we don’t find comfort
  6. Allah is proud of those who believe and obey
    • Two commandments
      • Learn
      • Obey
    • Go sit and hear & learn what Allah has to say
    • Angels are writing this down
  7. I was raised in a Pakistani family
  8. Listen First
    • If there is good in their live, then they have to obey
  9. Provide opportunity to hear in a loving way
    • We keep complaining about obedience
    • We complain they do not come
      • But, we have to go to them
  10. I reached you, before you reached me
    • I got to you through podcast
    • I got to you through youtube
  11. Nothing is missing in the book of Allah
    • If we do not reach them, then something is missing in your message
  12. They were told Allah will forgive your sin
  13. If a prophet has a right to have Sabbah
    • Sample
      • Then you are telling a woman, she does not have right to have Sabbah
      • A man came and said that he stumbles when he reads Sabbah
    • Allah wants to see effort from you
    • Gets twice the reward
  14. I have six children, I can talk through anything
  15. Goals
    • You goal is not to learn arabic.  You goal is progress
  16. We have made artificial goals
  17. Responsibility [ 1 hour 20 Minutes ]
    • Allah does not put any burden unless it is within their capacity
    • Extent to which you can do something, that is what is required of you
      • Reach full potential
      • Every person is different
      • Identify your potential
        • And, then you will be asked
        • Social Friends
          • Make friends
        • Creativity
          • Movies

Closing

Again, writing can be to proselytize.

But, the grace of good deeds, such as giving up a seat, goes far beyond that.