A Muslim’s duty toward Australia’s drought
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about two weeks ago, my family and I we decided to go on a bit of a holiday.
And we flew to Malaysia.
We were there for about two weeks. As soon as we landed in Malaysia,
the change that we noticed from he and Malaysia, from he everything being orange and brown. And as soon as we landed in Malaysia, everything being beautiful in green. And as we were driving, we would notice the birds chirping, we would notice that everywhere. The rivers are flowing beautifully. You know, people are having fun, the weather was nice. And it was raining every day, about one or two hours. It's the rainy season in Malaysia.
And after two weeks when we were coming back on the plane. So just a couple of days back. As we were about to land in Sydney Airport. I noticed from the window, how everything was so smoky, the haze, just all over Sydney.
And when you look down from the window, you will notice the burnt areas where the bushfire is a service through the land.
And as we landed, as soon as we got out of the airport, the smoke that you start to breathe, and then you start hearing people cough all around you.
So this was again a reality check for myself for my family. And I'm sure for everybody here that what is happening today in Australia, not just in Sydney, but everywhere in Australia is causing great hardship and havoc on everybody living in this country.
And I'm sure there is other major disasters all around the world. But tonight I want to concentrate on the issue of Australia on the issue that we are facing currently he in Sydney or in Central Australia,
where we are currently in drought. It hasn't rained for months and months, or it hasn't rained properly for more than a year
where our dams currently lay on 44%. That's the amount of water we have in Oregon, the dam. In other places around the outskirts of Sydney or in the other cities, only other towns, there was approximately 20% in some places 25% of water left in some of those dams. And they are relying heavily on people giving charity to them on water being taken to those places. That is so powerful. We only realize the beauty of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala when that beauty has been taken away from us, we realize certain things in our life when those things have been taken away from us, for example, our wealth, we only realize this blessing when the world has been taken away
We realize, you know, the blood relatives this ties of kinship. When one of our family members have passed away.
There was a brother that I met in Malaysia when I was studying them. So Pamela, he mentioned to me that he's from Bandar che in Indonesia. He mentioned to me that in the 2004, tsunami, every single one of his family members, his relatives, his father, his mother, his brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles, and aunts, his grandparents, his extended family, every single one of the possible.
Now, can you imagine the test that his brother had, at that time he was studying in Malaysia, he was the only member of his family that survived because he was overseas. And he was suicidal after that. He didn't know what to do. And so by the help of the brothers that were there that helped the Malaysian government helped him gain citizenship and looked after him.
But you only realize the blessing what it has been taken away from you.
We realize the blessing of water, such a simple thing to panela. But yet every single creation needs water. Every single one of us need water. And we only realize it when water has been taken away from us. When I would see the rain coming down heavily in Malaysia, I would smile, I will look at it and smile. And I'm only making Guatemala yahveh would like to see that he pulled down in sha Allah. And I'm sure all of us would use would use
a few years back when I was in Saudi Arabia for hedge. I noticed that after the hoods, the man made a drop. During the football, he made a drop for the rain. And as soon as the drummer had finished, so how the law it started raining. And I would see the people, the Americans who were there would come out with buckets, and they were having rain bars and they were catching the rain and they were enjoying themselves because they haven't seen rain in years.
So Hello, we are currently in that situation. We only need to understand this blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala because he has made all of us how he feels on this earth. Those who are the caretakers of this earth. Allah subhanahu wa taala he says, well, who wouldn't
want to have?
Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, that it is he is allowed to kind of hautala was placed all of us on this earth as those who are the stewards they can take us of these planets of these blessings that Allah has given us. And Allah subhanahu wa taala elevated some of us over others
so that he may test each and every one of us with these blessings. In narakasura Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala a strict and punishment.
He is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. Allah wants us to ponder upon his blessings, the blessings of this rain, the blessings of the family members, the blessings of your wealth, the blessings of your time on Earth, the blessings of what you have, he wants us to understand His blessings and to take care of these blessings. Because one day these can be taken away from us. Everything that Allah has created, he has created in a world balanced form. So that we may not overuse it. We should take care of it by using what we need a loss of Hannah who was on and he says one out
ozone was another coup de habla de la Rosa team. A lots of kind of mortality, Sadie's and the earth we have spread it and cast in it firmly sets mountains and cause to grow in a fields that are well balanced. And we have many for you in it's a means of living and sustenance does not depend on you. So in this verse, Allah subhanahu wa taala is telling us that he has created all of these things, the natural creation, the environment, everything is in a well balanced form. I'll give you an example. If you look at the blue whale, such a massive creation of a lot of animals are the biggest animal on earth. This animal eats krill in its krill, such a small green creature. So Pamela imagine
every single day the amount of krill that a whale whale has to eat proximately they say 14 million krill per day, a blue whale eats now imagine a lot of people
the amount of krill that he has created to sustain these whales? It's an amazing thing to think about. It's an amazing fact to think about. But yes, Allah has created everything well balanced. And if we human beings, supposedly those who are the stewards and the caretakers of this earth, over us these creations of a loss of water Allah, then Allah will take this blessing away from us. How many of us today are wasting so much water? How many of us today is wasting so much food? Every day we are throwing food away, we are turning on the tap and we are waiting for the water to warm down. And so upon all that water is being wasted.
So this is something to think about because the blessings of Allah can be taken away from us. Now since we are in this disaster setting, what can we do as Muslims to take care of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that we can get this beautiful rain back.
The first thing that we need to do, we need to develop a deep concern for the environment, a very, very deep concern. You don't have to be an environmentalist and go out and protest on the streets. There's no need to do that. All you need to do is to be a Muslim. That's all you need to do. Because Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us in the Quran and the prophets of Allah wa alayhi wa sallam mentions in countless of our hygiene, how to take care of the environments that Allah has blessed us with. So we need to do is to be a Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, in dunya, for the rotten one.
He said, Indeed, the Earth is green and beautiful. And Allah has appointed you the stewards over, they can take this over. And this heading is in Sahih Muslim. So it is, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam orders us and tells us that this creation of Allah that you can see around you, you need to take care of it, you need to maintain it, you need to look after it. And we need to develop this understanding this concern in our hearts and in our minds, because if we don't develop this concern, we will not take care of it at all. And we might be in a situation like we are again today, and inshallah this doesn't happen ever in the future. Number two, we need to plant crops, vegetation
and trees, we need to do more for the environment, but planting plantations, vegetation, trees, crops, fruits, vegetables, the professor a long while he will tell him he said,
if a Muslim plants a tree, or serves the field, and humans, beasts and birds eat from it, all of it is love on his part, he will be rewarded for it. So imagine if you have a bit of space in your backyard, and you decided to plant a little bit of crops in vegetation, a little bit of fruits. And if you notice birds eating from it, Allah will reward you for it. And you can afterwards take out the vegetables, take out the fruits, eat it yourself, give it to your family, give it to your neighbors, they announced of hasenhuttl Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you the reward that Allah will give you, it is unimaginable Subhan Allah And because of that, Allah subhanho wa Taala will
cause more fruits and vegetables to grow for you, and the trees and the plantations to grow in this country. Number three, slaughter animals or use animals, only what you need for your consumption only. Nothing more than that. As I mentioned previously, that Allah has created this earth and everything you need in the world balance home. It is very important that whatever we slaughter, whatever we eat, any meal that has been cooked, only consume only take what you need, and nothing more than that. Because what you do is you are over eating, you are over slaughtering, you're throwing away the food. Today when you go to restaurants, the amount of food that has been wasted.
You see you sit down your tables and you see other families sitting down. And once they're done, they get up and walk and you see the amount of food that is left. That's then then think about your table, the amount of food that is left on your table. So Pamela that is being thrown out. This is not thinking about the blessings of Allah. This is taking advantage of the blessings of Allah over using the blessings of Allah and therefore today, look at the meat prices in Australia. Look at the prices of fruits in Australia. Look at the prices of everything that we consume here in Australia and has gone up so much and we are feeling the pinch of it. We are feeling it when we go to the
hotel and we go to the market to buy things. So Pamela and now that the prices are increasing, due to the
bushfires and the drought that is happening in Australia. One of the reasons is because we don't take care of these blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. One thing that we can do in this regard, if we do have food leftover. And this is something that I've started with my family, and many people have already started this and we should do this is if there is a little bit of food left over, that have an area maybe in your backyard or somewhere where you can put the remaining food for the animals to eat, at least for the birds to eat at least the water, they can have a little bit of air space in the backyard where you can have water where the birds can come and drink from it. You are
taking care of the environment and Allah subhana wa Donna will reward you for it. Number four, take care of the animals that you have meaning your pets, or other animals around you. Take care of them look after them. Because there is heavy Hill, the professor of law to send them when he tells us a story about a woman and this woman who was a very sinful woman, yet when she saw a thirsty dog, a dog who was thirsty, a dog that we consider not just some of our for the survival of the dog that we consider nudges someone some of us wouldn't even think about helping a dog. But here it is a creation of a love. This woman, a sinful woman who was supposed to be doomed to hell decided to go
down the world and take water in the Lego sock. And then given to these dogs who dream because of this deed, Allah loves these deeds so much that Allah forgave all her sins, and she'll be admitted into parables. Another story of another woman who was very cruel to the cats, the cats that was around her. She never used to feed them, she would abuse them, she would torture them. And those cats who passed away who died. The Prophet said a lot while he was setting them told us that she will be doomed in the hellfire. These are the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for us to ponder, to contemplate and think about how to take care of the creations of Allah subhanho wa
Taala. I'll continue with a few more points in the next clip. Abu
Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira nada.
The next point, and this was the main point that I want to speak about is us use water wisely. Use water very, very wisely.
On average, and this has been studies has been done on this. On average, a person uses 300 to 380 liters of water per day. Think about this for a moment 300 to 380 liters of water per day for drinking for showering, maybe using it outside of the garden, you know for the daily use for flushing the toilet 300 to 380 liters of water per day. On average, a person showers for about 10 minutes and he uses 65 liters of water. 65 liters of water is used in the shower. Every day that we shower for about 10 minutes. On average. We're using 65 liters of water. The old showerheads, the old ones not the ones that say whatever the old ones, they use 19 liters of water per minute 19
liters of water per minutes when you turn on the shower. Imagine just think about the amount of water that we are using analog that's the amount of water we use. And in America there was a study that was done for about 100 Muslims and they want to see the amount of water that these Muslims use when making Moodle.
And they the study shows that they use on average six liters of water per bottle, six liters of water per bottle. Now think about that six years of water you will do approximately you know 60 or so liters of water when you have a shower and 300 to 380 liters of water per day generally we use now let's look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In a hadith in Sahih Bukhari it is mentioned exactly the amount of water the Prophet use when making Moodle. And when having a shell
is mentioned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when making will do he would use one mode of water and the approximate calculation on one mode is 680 milliliters of water, not liters 600
80 milliliters of water 0.6 liters of water, the professor love it syllable use what maybe we'll go. That's it. So just a little bit over this much of water 600 milliliters of water. That is how much the professor would use when making bottles. What about when he would show, it is mentioned in the same heading that the professor along while he was alone would use one side of water, or food or water for his bar for the show, which is approximately 2.75 liters of water when making the show.
We can if you want to hold number three liters of water per shell. I remember a few months ago, our water heater broke.
And we need to change it. So we obviously need to have a shower. So we decided to get a bucket. And every time my kids or myself would shower, we would you know warm the water in the kettle. And then we put the hot water in the bucket and then we'll fill up the water. How much water is that? Maybe my leaders will get less than that. That was a matter of what I would use for the shower during that time. And then have a think about it. So panola if we can have a full show without much water. So Pamela just turning on the tap and about 68 liters of water we use for a shower. Just thinking about the difference of analog. And that made me think that what can I do? What can us Muslims do to
preserve this water? Because the professor Allahu alayhi wa sallam, once he saw a man next to a river, he was doing Voodoo and he will wait us wasting a lot of water as he was doing.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam got upset at him. And he said to him, Do not waste is water. The man said Yasuda it's a river of water. It's flowing. Why is nothing wrong with this? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said last two three fulfillment
natalija do not waste water even if you are next to a flowing river. Even if you are next to a flowing river. I mean, we know just a couple of years back we are 100% of water in our dams raining every day. And yet so Pamela we don't realize the blessings of a lagoon waste so much work. And that could be the reason why we are in this situation today. We are told not to use the hoses we are told not to wash our cars. We are told maybe later on if it doesn't rain, how to have shallows how long or limits of time in the show.
I can ask the brothers the rosary to afford inshallah there'll be more for there's a lot of brothers outside they need a bit of space. And those brothers who are outside you can come inside inside that you'll find some space as the brothers are moving forward.
The next point number six, what we can do inshallah to change the situation is get started.
Give soda forgive charity. Now how does charity help us to solve the problem of the rain? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said well
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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Never the people will hold charity from their wealth.
word but but that a portion from the sky will be held back. Those who do not give charity for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala the prophets that Allah wa alayhi wa sallam said along with will withhold the rain back and he said we're not for the animals. It will never
we're not for the animals it would never be. So Pamela we are in a situation. Well, people here are suffering. Our Muslims are suffering the non Muslims are suffering. It is our job to stand up and to give charity to help them to support them. As the community at large as Australians as Muslims, we need to dig deep and help and support in this great cause of helping those people who are affected. And not just that giving soda generally will help solve the problem and Allah subhana wa tada will bring down abundance of rain. And lastly, the last point that we need to make since C drive to a loss of Hannah What are one of the ways that the prophets of Allah alayhi wa sallam will use in the
problem like this in a situation like this was he would gather the Muslims and he would pray for local is the spot. Now yes, we have done this the previous weeks, but this will also continue in sha Allah will die and other than this during your Salah as well while you are in bed Allah subhanho wa Taala for him, get up for tahajjud ask Allah subhana wa Taala for rain and if you
CC Allah subhanahu wa tada will inshallah change our situation. And we know that if all of us get together and do our part to preserve the environment to take care of these blessings of Allah subhana wa Taala then definitely, it is a promise from Allah subhanho wa Taala that he will change the situation will bring down abundance of rain and will become living in Charlotte is beautiful Australia wants more. We also want some kind of water Allah to bless each and every one of us. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to help us change the situation from what we have something better insha Allah Eva love in aloha llama la casa de Luna De La Nina.
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