Abdullah Hakeem – Khutbah Western Grammar School – Earthquake Appeal

Abdullah Hakeem
AI: Summary © The segment discusses the devastation caused by the earthquake and the need for aid to help those who have lost everything. The importance of learning from history and finding gratitude for actions is emphasized. The segment also touches on the current climate and the potential for COVID-19 to affect humans, emphasizing the importance of letting people experience the feeling of suffering and loss. The speaker encourages people to focus on their own mental health and use financial support to help those who are suffering.
AI: Transcript ©
00:00:03 --> 00:00:57

Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Hina Amador. When is the you know who understand D He wants to stole futile when I will be learning him in short order and fusina Wamena sejati Amma Alina, Mayor de la HuFa la mobile Allah wa my yo minute little fella hottie Allah, wa shadow Allah illallah wa de who luxury you can watch her do Anna Mohamed and Abdullah who are a solo fire you have a Muslim on it taco Allah also Ecomondo ce o Allah Mitaka Allah for the first element tahune Call Allahu Taala Yeah, are you Hallerin Manu, it took hula haka to party. Wala Thermotoga in LA and to Muslim moon. Will call Allah hooter vertical water Allah. Will an evolution Nakanishi in mineral hole fuel jour,

00:00:57 --> 00:01:09

one oxy mineral unworldly, was unfussy with thermal rot, whereby she saw it in a Lavina either Asaba Tommaso Eva, or in alila. He was in LA he wrote your own

00:01:11 --> 00:01:17

rubbish roughly psaltery. While you're still really angry, Emery wash LuLaRoe data Melissa and EF Akali. Another.

00:01:19 --> 00:01:34

All praise is due to Allah subhanahu wa taala. We praise Him. We seek His help, and we ask for his forgiveness. We send us salutations upon the Beloved Prophet Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

00:01:35 --> 00:01:55

I praise and thank Allah for once again, allowing us all to be gathered here today for Salah tomorrow. I ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to bless each and every one of us. And I ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to gather us all like we are gathered here but in general for adults, I mean,

00:01:56 --> 00:01:57

I also want to say

00:01:59 --> 00:02:12

Jazak Allah, hey, for the sisters who are sitting under the shelter, it's quite hot today. May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless all of you. And may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant you the highest of rewards Subhanallah

00:02:13 --> 00:02:14

I remember

00:02:15 --> 00:02:20

recently watching a video that shook me,

00:02:21 --> 00:02:28

and it was a reporter who was standing in front of the rubble in Turkey.

00:02:30 --> 00:02:36

And he was reporting in Arabic and he was basically saying the devastation that the earthquake has caused.

00:02:37 --> 00:02:44

And while he was reporting that all of a sudden in the background, you hear Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar

00:02:45 --> 00:02:51

Subhan Allah, Allah Ilaha illa Allah and the reporter had to stop, and he turned around to see what was going on.

00:02:53 --> 00:03:00

In the realization of everybody, they saw that those rescuers rescued a baby

00:03:01 --> 00:03:06

after 140 hours of being under that Rubble,

00:03:07 --> 00:03:47

and that is approximately six days, being under that Rubble, after the earthquake hit, that baby was still alive. They pulled the baby out, and they were so happy to see that that baby is still alive. Subhanallah and immediately the camera went to that child, the child was breathing, looking around everywhere, subhanAllah and at the end, that child even had a smile on his face. This is a miracle of Allah subhanho wa taala. And today on sha Allah, I want to dedicate the chutzpah about the earthquake that has happened in Turkey, and in Syria.

00:03:48 --> 00:04:03

Just to give you an update of the number of people who have died, or some figures that we can get from the earthquake. Today, they say approximately 42,000 People have died

00:04:04 --> 00:04:09

43,000 of our brothers and sisters who have died.

00:04:10 --> 00:04:29

We have approximately 5.2 million people that is in need of aid that is in need of support. They don't have a home, they don't have food or drink. They don't have clothes. They are missing everything from that disaster that has happened.

00:04:31 --> 00:04:41

$1 billion of aid is required to help and support our brothers and our sisters. And they say that that destruction

00:04:42 --> 00:04:46

was $25 billion worth of destruction.

00:04:47 --> 00:05:00

Now it's these numbers are staggering. You know, it's something that we need to think about. And when we hear these devastation, it should actually shake us. It should make us think because

00:05:00 --> 00:05:06

It is our brothers and sisters who have died or who are suffering currently around the world.

00:05:07 --> 00:05:09

So the question is,

00:05:10 --> 00:05:24

what have we learned from this? And what are we doing about it? That's the question that we need to ask ourselves. What have we learned from this? And what are we doing about it? Firstly,

00:05:25 --> 00:05:28

I want all of us to understand something amazing.

00:05:29 --> 00:06:01

Sometimes when we hear of this devastation, right, we always think negatively, we say, you know, those people who have died who are suffering, it's because they are committing sins, and Allah Tala is punishing them. We say this sometimes. And unfortunately, many Muslims say this. How do you know that Allah Tala is punishing them? How do you know that none of us can open up the hearts of the other in check what they are doing, what the intentions are? No, we need to take it as a positive.

00:06:02 --> 00:06:10

We need to take it as a positive that those who have died have died as a martyr, those who are suffering

00:06:11 --> 00:06:34

because Allah subhanho wa Taala loves them. And we know from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah subhanahu wa taala will test those who he loves. And that test is difficult. The more difficult your test is, the more love Allah Allah has for you. That's how a Muslim should think.

00:06:36 --> 00:07:19

But this test is only not only for those who are suffering there, those who have lost loved ones, those who have lost their homes don't have food or shelter. No, it's also a test for us. What are we doing about it does just shake us does it make us think here in Australia, so we need to know this. And those who have died as martyrs is from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he said, there are seven kinds of martyrs. martyrs are those who die in the path of Allah. They are those who die in the path of Allah. They are guaranteed paradise. They won't even be questioned on the Day of Judgment that he said will not be done, they will enter paradise. So the

00:07:19 --> 00:07:50

Prophet SAW Selim, he said there are seven categories of people other than those who fights for the cause of Allah and die. There are seven other categories of people who are known to be martyrs. The first one, I will not rune Shaheed the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said, a person who is killed in an epidemic. There might be some kind of disease that was spreading could be COVID. We don't know those who die with a disease that is widespread, die as a martyr

00:07:51 --> 00:08:06

while our Eco Shahid and those who drowned are also Shaheed Warsaw Haibo 13 Jambi. Shaheed, a person who has bed sores, causing fever and coughing resulting to death dies as a shahid

00:08:07 --> 00:08:59

walmartone. Shaheed, a person who has stomach disease and they die because of this. They are shaheed well Sahiba will hurry Shaheed those Muslims who die in fire burned to death. They are also Shaheed well let the year move to turtlehead Misha hit a person who dies under falling debris. So under buildings crushed to death, they die as a shaheed. And lastly, while murderer to termo, two bedroom, Shahid and a woman who dies during childbirth is also a Shaheed and this hadith is reporting Abu Musa Ahmed unnecessarily and is reported to be authentic. So hey, so you can only think positive about our brothers and sisters who have died. But what about those who are still alive and they are

00:08:59 --> 00:09:48

suffering? What are we doing about them? How are we helping them? Before we get to that point, the lesson that we learn from this, how grateful are we for the basic things that Allah has blessed you with? Let's look at some of our basic things. Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us food and drinks. Just now you had lunch some of you ordered from the canteen. When you go home, your dinner might be ready. You're gonna have a nice meal. Even in Ramadan when were fasting going through hunger Iftar is prepared and beautiful food. Right we have the basics and not basics. We have more than that. The question is how grateful are we? Because right now 5.2 million of our brothers and sisters suffering

00:09:48 --> 00:09:59

from that earthquake don't have adequate food. They don't have adequate food. So how grateful are we for that? Allah subhanahu wa taala He says, Yeah, you have Lavina Armano Kulu

00:10:00 --> 00:10:45

We employ about Mr. rasakan Alcon wash curule Illa. He In Kuntum iya, who trouble doing, Oh you who believe eight of the halal lawful things that we have provided for you. And be grateful to Allah for that provision, be grateful to Allah, if it is indeed he whom you worship. So if you truly worship Allah, you know, this is from Allah, the basic food that you eat, the drinks that you drink, thank Allah to Allah for that. And think about those who don't have that. Also, the clothing that you wear, you know, you've got school clothing, right now, some of you have two, three pairs of it, you go home, you open your cupboard, you've got so many clothes, you can choose from all of us. But

00:10:45 --> 00:11:25

those who have lost their clothing, they only have that clock clothing that they're wearing. That's it. So be grateful for the clothing that you have. Some of us we start looking online and trying to find a brand of clothing worth hundreds of dollars, and then blame our parents for not buying them Subhanallah we are not grateful for the little things that we have the shelter the house that you live in. Some of us are not even grateful for the three bedroom unit that you live in, or the three bedroom house that you live in. Some of us we want these mansions that you see on Hollywood movies, and we ask our parents, why can't you afford it? We are not grateful for the little shelter. Those

00:11:25 --> 00:11:49

people who lost their homes, they don't have a home. They're looking for anything tents that they can live under Subhanallah be grateful of that. Something also we don't think about. Literally we don't think about blankets, just blankets that we wear to sleep that we cover ourselves. You know, right now in Turkey and in northern Syria. It's freezing temperatures,

00:11:50 --> 00:12:39

sometimes zero even below zero degrees. They don't even have a blanket to cover themselves to sleep. Just think about our brothers and sisters. Think about those your age, how are they sleeping at night? They probably lost their parents in the rubble, how are they sleeping at night? Where's the comfort? We need to start thinking about these things. Be grateful for what you have. And then start thinking about others insha Allah Who to Allah. So what can we do know that this is a test from Allah Tala. And what can we do for this test? The first thing is know that anything could be a test for all of us. And I recited a verse in the beginning of the chutzpah while an evolution Nakanishi

00:12:39 --> 00:13:23

in mineral health, while John Warnock, seminal and world while unforced water Murat, Baba Shiraz Saberi, Allah subhanahu wa taala might test us in many different ways. He says, we now have something of feed. Think about those who are living in Turkey you know, they're still feeling the they tremble the earthquake they're still feeling in certain times of the day, because it's not stable. Subhanallah so imagine the living of Fi there was one city in Turkey that they say they felt tremor, immediately they rush out of their homes thinking the building might collapse, living in fi Well Joe hunger, Allah subhanho wa Taala may test us of hunger 1x in mineral and while you know all

00:13:23 --> 00:13:54

your wealth gone in front of your eyes just vanishes just like the earthquake. Well enforced lives. People whom you love might die in front of your eyes, with some rocks, the fruits, vegetables, crops, your vegetations that you have gone in a blink of an eye. Allah subhanahu wa taala will test people for like this. He tells us in the Quran, why is Allah testing us like this? We may ask the question, because Jana is not cheap. Jana is not cheap. You need to put a lot of effort in Jen for Jana

00:13:56 --> 00:14:20

Hussey Vanessa you trakone Akula Amanda welcome laughter No, do people think there'll be left alone just because they say I believe and not be tested? No. We are going to be tested. Some people's tests are harsher than others, but because they are so high in the ranks of in front of Allah subhanahu wa Tada inshallah we'll continue the next Kulu holy Heather was thoughtful Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Como esta El Faro in the hula hula Rahim.

00:14:32 --> 00:14:40

Man hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Nabina Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam at the Sleeman Kathira a mother.

00:14:42 --> 00:14:59

Boys and girls teachers. I want you all to know that the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he said mezzaluna mode meaning Fito ID him or her me him water autofill him mythologist Sadie either sticker

00:15:00 --> 00:15:30

I mean, who wrote the one Tada Allah Who said it was just ready be so hurry welcome. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, the parable of the believers in the affection, mercy and compassion for each other is like that of a body. Think of a body, your own body. When any limb of your body aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever. Is it a true that you get a cut somewhere?

00:15:31 --> 00:16:02

Slowly you start getting a fever, it's the body trying to fight that, right trying to repeat itself. So when you get a cut in your body or a limb is hurting, you will feel it in your entire body. Your mind is not the same as it was before. Likewise, the Muslim ummah, we are like a body. So those people who are suffering right now in Turkey and in Syria, do we have a fever? That's the question we need to ask ourselves. Are we shivering from that fever? Are we thinking about them?

00:16:03 --> 00:16:22

The minimum a Muslim should do. The minimum is you make dua for them. The question is, how much do I have we made for our brothers and our sisters who are suffering? That's the minimum that we can do. Allah is going to ask us this question. What have you done for your brothers and sisters who are suffering.

00:16:23 --> 00:17:06

The next thing that we can do is financial support. Alhamdulillah our school is running a campaign and you know this campaign, you see the money box in all of your rooms. We want to help out our brothers and sisters as much as we can, in this great cause, to give support, financial support for them, they need food, they need drink, they need shelter, they need clothes, they need blankets, they need all of the things that we all enjoy here. SubhanAllah. So dig deep, throughout next week and the week after, if you can dig deep, tell your parents let them know that we are doing this campaign to support our brothers and our sisters who are suffering. And every single cent that you

00:17:06 --> 00:17:51

put in there, it counts, it counts, you will get the Hessonite for that, you will get the reward for that. So put that effort in insha Allah and dig deep, also physical aid for those who are able to and we know people who have gone from here to Turkey, to help and support and to Syria to help and support. Not everyone can go I don't think any of us can go right now. But we can at least make dua and we can at least give financial support to our brothers and our sisters. I would like to end this quote by with an amazing story. Some of you have heard of this story before. But it should make us think it's a story of Earthman or the Allah one. There was a time that in the Arabian Peninsula, it

00:17:51 --> 00:18:13

didn't rain for a very long time. So people were suffering. The people of Medina had no food. There was no hardly any water. There was no crops growing, no dates, no olive trees, everything died. And the businessmen are Medina, they're rich, but they could have gone nothing to buy. They've got nowhere to go.

00:18:14 --> 00:18:55

So all of a sudden, after a few months of this happening, and a few people dying, they see a massive caravan or the caravan that I'm talking about his camels 1000 camels, and it's loaded with goods. It's loaded with food. And it's coming and they saw this the businessmen of Medina saw this and they said yes, we're gonna buy this now not for themselves only but for the people around them. And they will thinking no matter how much it's worth, we're going to give more because of the situation they're in. And it's coming. And that caravan belong to Earth man or the hola Juan he was one of the wealthy Sahabas it was coming from Syria. And the caravan came right to where or smarter the Allah

00:18:55 --> 00:19:05

Han was. The businessman of Medina came around off matter the loved one. And they went up to him and said, yeah, oh, man, whatever it's worth, we will give you double

00:19:06 --> 00:19:15

you know, whatever it was, we will give you double for it. Else man or the Allah one. He said, I'm sorry, but someone has offered me more.

00:19:17 --> 00:19:57

And then there will thinking who has offered me more. All right, we will give you triple the whatever it is. I was one of the alone he said sorry. But someone has given someone has offered me more. Four times. Yeah, man. Someone has offered me more. Then they were talking to each other what's happening, you know, who is purchasing all of these things? So they discuss among themselves and whatever they can afford. They come to automate and they say oh, man, we will give you five times more than what it's worth. He then again said I'm sorry. But Allah subhanho wa Taala has offered me more. Allah subhanho wa Taala has offered me more whatever you can see in this caravan.

00:19:58 --> 00:20:00

It is all for the sake of Allah it

00:20:00 --> 00:20:18

is all for the people of Medina. He has given everything for the sake of Allah. And he knows Allah is gonna give him more in this world and in the Astra Subhanallah that's how Muslims should think. And just one more story, this came into my mind Subhanallah I remember when this earthquake happened,

00:20:19 --> 00:20:23

they were doing a video of this man from Azerbaijan.

00:20:25 --> 00:20:29

And Azerbaijan is very close to Tokyo next to Turkey. This man is poor.

00:20:30 --> 00:21:15

But when he heard the devastation, it shook his heart. He wanted to help and support his brothers and his sisters. So what did he do? He couldn't send the money. He didn't have enough. But his old car that he had, He loaded his car. He loaded his car with blankets with sheets with some whatever, tinned food, whatever he had, and he drove all the way to where the devastation was. He gave whatever he had in his home, put it in the car, and he took it. Now in the sight of Allah, that man in sha Allah Tala will be so highly elevated. It's not about the quantity that you give. It's the quality of your giving. So inshallah use this opportunity to give for the sake of Allah subhanahu

00:21:15 --> 00:21:54

wata Allah. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to ease the burden of our brothers and sisters, we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to give all of those who have passed away Jana say I mean, we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to help us all understand from these devastations that has happened and make us stronger. In our deen say I mean, that Allah in Allahu wa Mala Ekata who you saloon Allah NaVi yeah you Hala Dena mo Salah Allah He was selling with a slimmer Allahumma Salli ala Muhammad wa ala Ali Muhammad como Zuleta Allah Ibrahim Ibrahim robotic Allah Muhammad wa ala Ali Muhammad can my doctor Allah Ibrahim Allah Allah Ibrahima Filomena in Mecca Hamidah. Majid Adela in Allahu yet middleby

00:21:54 --> 00:22:04

logLevel x&y eater it will Cordoba ye on her annual fracture it will not carry well over here I don't come la la come to the Quran. Falcone of Kota como surely Allah took for own okay mo salah.

Share Page

Related Episodes