You don’t have something called free time guys. You don’t! You are members of this ummah. Any member of this ummah, especially the young member of this ummah is constantly working to make his society better. To do something good for people. You don’t have free time. You don’t have time to play video games for 8 hours. You don’t have time for Grand Theft Auto. You don’t have time for Modern Warfare. You don’t have time!
You don’t have time for the new movie that’s coming out. You don’t have time! You have time to do more important things. You’re the youth of this ummah. Hold yourself to a higher standard. Not just because the elders are telling you, because the sheikh is telling you, because somebody else is telling you. Because your own conscious should tell you! Your La Illaha Ila’Lah should tell you man! It should tell you that you have to be active people. That you will see corruption around you in society, you will see people that are getting away from Allah (swt). Who do you think will invite them? Me? No!
Those kids that don’t come to the masjid, those kids that don’t come to any halaqaat. I have no way of reaching them. You have to reach them! They are your friends! They hang out with you, not with me! You gotta go to them. You have to be their du’aat. You have to be an inspiration for them. So you have to make sure that you become a person of concern for those around you. You friends! Don’t just complain about your friends, ‘Man my friends all they do is watch movies.’
Have you ever advised them? Have you ever given to them something more positive to do instead? Have you been a good influence for them?This is what you have to do! May Allah Azzawajal make our youth the leaders of this ummah. And may Allah Azzawajal make them role models for others who have gone away from Allah (swt) to bring them closer to Allah Azzawajal.
May Allah (swt) make all of you examples, good examples, of Islam. They just see you and say, ‘Man I want to be Muslim. I wanna be like that guy. I want you to be like that!’ That’s the character you live by. Your honesty, your integrity, the way you carry yourself, the respect you show to others. They just see that and they say, ‘Man, I wanna be a Muslim. These Muslims have something special.’ This is what you have to become.
The real Dawah to Islam is the character of a Muslim. Is the character of the Muslim. You are the Du’aat of Islam without even opening your mouth. Because whatever they see you doing, they think that’s Islam. Whatever you are doing no matter when you are doing it, you are ambassadors of Islam. Allah (swt) will ask you and me on Judgment Day, ‘This is what you showed to those who were coming to Islam? Were you the reason why they come to Islam? Or are you the reason they went further away from Islam?’
SubahaanAllah…The responsibility that rests on our shoulders…
May Allah Azzajawal give us the ability to carry that responsibility and become responsible members of this beautiful Ummah.
- Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan
“But this is the beauty of the Quran, every time you understand a chapter, that becomes your favourite chapter.”
Ustadth Hamza Tzortzis
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