Allah(swt) says to Muhammad(pbuh).. (Muhammad) he did not like to fight. He was a peaceful man. He took abuses just as the story goes of Jesus Christ. He took terrible abuses before he had any spirit to fight. In fact, he never had on his own the spirit to go to physical war. G-d had to tell him to do that. G-d said, “Now return the attack. Attack those who have been attacking you. Fight them back.” G-d had to tell him to do that.
And listen to these words very carefully. Please. I’ve said them to you many times before. G-d says, “Fight until no more persecution and religion is free for G-d.” What is that saying to us? When our enemy stops doing us wrong, we should stop fighting them. That is what it says in the first instance. But what it says in the second instance is more important than even that.
When you don’t have religion correctly. Religion, it is not for G-d. It is for your oppressive rulers. It is for those oppressors. It is the tool in the grip of the oppressors and they are using religion to keep you down. Keep you backwards. Keep you ignorant. Keep you confused where you can’t come on the path of success in this world or even in the hereafter. That is what Allah(swt) is telling us.
This Quran is the mighty Book and you underestimate it. The Imam getting up showing off his Arabic. Oh how you disrespect the value of the Quran. Just want somebody hear you speak a few words in Arabic and you’re satisfied. You have been stroked. You had your apex.
I want to say something else. I’m a rough man in nature. My nature is rough and refined. I can’t lie. I want to say something else to these stupid no good so-called leaders who just want to show off. Cheapen their religion.
This religion is precious, too valuable for us to cheapen it the way we do. And I’m going to stay on your case. I’m going to make it hot for you. Make it very difficult for you…
- Imam W. Deen Mohammed – 2003 Ramadan Session