Dawn after Dark
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all praise the due to our Lord, Lord of the worlds
and surely Allah is the friend and protector of the righteous.
And surely, there is nothing worthy of worship but Allah. He is one and has nose partners.
And our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him is the last in the seal
finality of prophethood
May Allah always constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed
to his family to his companions and all those who call to his way and establish his thunder to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows I remind myself and you with the blessed month of Ramadan upon us, that we should strive for the consciousness of Allah. We should strive to come near to the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and not to allow these few moments which are moving by us to go astray.
But that we should seek benefit from the words of Allah azza wa jal seek guidance from the Sunnah and the way of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.
And Allah has revealed in his glorious book and Surah tillbaka in verse 185, Shahada Ramadan, Allah, the unzila fee helper and that this month of Ramadan is the time in which costs and time and time in
humanity and big net clear evidence
from the guidance and from that which separates truth from falsehood. And so in the nature of Ramadan, it is the time of the court and itself and we focus on the book of Allah azza wa jal,
but this blessed month in its nature
is a sense of guidance as a source of guidance for believers, because we are living in the world, but we are not controlled by the desires of the world.
And that consciousness that state of mind is a special state of mind, that we cannot get at any other time.
In the nature of Ramadan itself, is alpha con,
which separates a mental battle truth from falsehood is separated.
Things become very clear in this month.
And when we listen to the words of the Prophet Muhammad Salah seldom, they also become clearer to us, because our minds are clear that the spiritual world is clear.
And rasulillah so solemn has told us and his words are becoming more and more important to us. Yet caught up is the man with a young person in what tunnel fitting Will you show
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Prophet peace and blessings be upon him was reported to have said yet a part of his a man, time would draw close. This Ramadan cut most of us by surprise, because it came so fast time is moving so fast, we hardly had a chance to prepare ourselves.
And so time is actually coming closer and closer. And as the prophet SAW seldom said, knowledge would decrease.
So even though we have technology seeking knowledge has decreased because people just look at their cell phone.
They're not seeking knowledge, not wondering what's going on in the world not comparing what somebody says to you with reality.
Also, the prophet peace be upon him told us that the trials and Fitton tribulations would increase, it would be surround us it would be all around the place and greed would dominate. And now we see more
More than the poor people are becoming poorer and the rich are becoming richer.
So, the rich are becoming smaller in number and the poor are becoming greater and number.
This desires this greed, it is the dominating factor in the world today. And finally, the prophet Sal seldom said that
this would also appear and they asked him what is this hot edge, and he said, murder, killing.
And so dakara Salalah alayhi salaatu wa Salaam it has come to pass and we see it right in front of our eyes. And this year,
we are witnessing what could be termed as the slaughter of the innocent, the slaughter of the innocent and Ramadan is making it clear to us now. Even people who are not fasting
it is becoming clearer and clearer.
The slaughter of the innocent
and we see it happening especially in our oma the Omar Prophet Muhammad. So seldom, we are under a test. We are under a purification, Tommy's
and we are under a trial and a test empty law it is on us before something great is about to happen. inshallah.
The darkness of the night at the end of the night when the darkness is greater then comes the light.
And so it is with sun not to LA. That has happened throughout ages. We see when the darkness became over the oma. Then the light came to the surface.
And so we see it in so many different places. We see it in Bangladesh on the border of melanoma with Rohingya people who are living in the Cox's Bazar.
Stuck in an open age, an open air prison,
not able to move, not able to go home, known by the world, but nobody's doing anything. And the monsoon season is coming now. And so this one yeah, they'll be law will put 1000s of people at risk. We also see it in Yemen.
And Yemen is being described, the cholera epidemic in Yemen is being described as the largest and the fastest spreading epidemic in modern history.
There has never been an epidemic of disproportion. 4000 people every day, are suspected of getting cholera.
And we see it in the Central African Republic. We see Muslims who are threatened their villages, their lives, everything risking attack, the slaughter of the innocence. And now in front of the eyes of the world. We see Philistine and we see what is happening in Gaza. And this has been described by authorities as the largest open air prison in the world.
Why is why is it an open air prison?
Because if there is fighting and bombing, people flee
if there is a drought, or a flood people run away.
But there despite the terrible conditions,
they are not allowed to leave.
We see now just last week, over 61 Palestinian people killed over 2700 injured.
The British shadow Foreign Secretary described may 14 as slaughter.
This is the British Foreign Secretary. It's a slaughter, which is happening right in front of the eyes of the people. Our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is quoted to have said we are appalled that Dr. todich lu Barney, who is a Muslim doctor working there in the Gaza, he said we are appalled that Dr. todich lubaina, a Canadian citizen is among the wounded along with so many people, including civilians, members of the media, first responders and children.
And so the Prime Minister has called for an immediate independent investigation. So as Belgium, so has France, so many countries, but we recognize there have been other immediate investigations, and nothing has happened.
And so as Muslims are almost
is under a test when any of our people are suffering, we are all suffering. We are all called to account to do something if we can't do anything at least make to our
but we are called on to do something.
And this is where the test is right on us and Allah subhanaw taala has told us in certain verse 35 Yeah, are you Hello Xena Armando taco la wob tofu la Hill was sila with Jaya He do FISA de la la comme toughly own. Allah has revealed to us are you who believe, have the consciousness of Allah Be careful of your duty to Allah and seek a means of coming close to Allah and strive in His path
in order that you would be successful.
And so Allah has blessed us with the struggle for taqwa with a was sila, and that is Soma Ramadan. The fasting in Ramadan is one of the greatest means of coming close to Allah subhanaw taala. Because Allah as the word gel has described this in a special way, saying that all the actions of Adam Eben Adam, the children of Adam have for themselves, except for fasting for in no hooli when RCB
Allah said this fasting is for me, and I will reward specially for the fasting. And so it is an opportunity for us. It is an opportunity for us to come closer to take our fast to a higher level. And we are under a test Make no mistake, that the test is on all of us. That the fast has to rise above just seeking if Todd
our whole day is not based on if Todd
if tar is only a means of sustaining the body.
But the fast has to go higher than that. Why would the prophet SAW Selim have said to his companions, robots saw him and Leyzaola human zombie he.
He said there are some who fast and get nothing from their fast but hunger.
While Robocop him and Lisa lumen pm he he he Lhasa there are some who stand in the night. They make tahajjud tarawih and they get nothing but sleeplessness. What did he mean by this? He meant there's something other than hunger and sleeplessness, there's a higher stage the fast needs to be something else and that is when we are fasting completely all of our self is fasting eyes, his hands, it has to be a complete fast
and the core and itself we need to look at it in a holistic fashion.
Not just to our
not just recitation but to dub book
also reflect upon what is in the Quran and then follow the Quran follow what it is implement. And so we could say recitation, reflection, implementation three parts to our connection to the book of Allah azza wa jal, then this month, inshallah can mean something to us means something of change, there are so many people who are making
so many people who are fasting,
but is the answer it
is the fast complete, this is what we now have to ask ourselves, because when one part of the oma is struck, it is only a matter of time before the rest is.
So realize that when children are dying in Cox's Bazar,
in Bangladesh with the ro hinga or in Nevada, or in Yemen, or in Central African Republic or anywhere in the world, it is our children who are dying.
We are all part of one family. And Allah subhanaw taala
is the best to guide.
This fasting gives us self restraint. It gives us patience, long periods of time, no food, no water, control yourself. That self restraint is for a reason.
It's not just to get hungry.
It's for a reason why we are going through this. And he mama Shafi Rahim Allah.
He spoke about when he dealt with phip he had Ola Ouija, he said there are
priorities. In fact,
there are certain issues when they come in front of you, you have to now focus on these issues, even though there are other things which are necessary to do.
And so in this case, in this year, where we are witnessing the slaughter of the innocent,
where we are witnessing a rise of Islamophobia around us, then we are called upon in a number of areas
of these areas five, I want to mention number one that we need, everybody needs to put in their intention with theirs, their cat, their sadaqa, their little lamb, whatever it is, to give something toward the needy, the poor, those who are suffering in these areas in the Muslim world, we have to give something toward this. And one of the beautiful statements that came out of somebody on the ground in the crisis
is that what is needed now is not just conferences, it's not just words, we need to build our infrastructure.
We need to build our infrastructure. And so we need to think strategically in terms of giving of our wealth, to especially help those organizations that are dealing with solar panels, water treatment, sewerage, those things to help sustain the lives of our people who are living in these open air prisons. Number two, we need to defend other Muslims and start looking at other Muslims, as your brothers and sisters. If you are outside walking on the street, if you are driving in a car, wherever you are, if you're driving along and you see a Muslim on the side of the road, stop the car and help that Muslim should help anybody. But especially in this month, we need to defend each other
and see each other if you saw your mother or your brother on the road,
you would stop and help them. And so this month we it is we are called upon
to defend our brothers and sisters also defend the name of Islam.
Whenever you hear somebody talking against Islam, if you can write an article, if you can say something, if you can give a good example, do something to defend Islam, especially at this time. We're under a test. Number four, we need to have a positive message. It's very difficult. But Prophet Mohammed says tell them in the most difficult times, would send this companions out. He is reported to have said by Shirou wala tuna Pharaoh, yes, siru will add to aceto. He said give glad tidings. Don't be negative, don't drive people away.
Make it easy, make the religion easy, especially to our Alomar and our leaders make it easy if there's a slight difference in another Muslim, how they pray or whatever it is Mashallah
accept the differences amongst us, these differences, our reality and Allah might have looked at these differences, but if the differences clouds, our thinking and our mind, and when not thinking about what's happening to our brothers and sisters on the ground,
then this has become an obstacle for us. And so positivity. And number five, we need Toba Toba to know we need a mass repentance to Allah subhanaw taala this whole Ummah
at this point in time, we need to repent
because something really is going on. And it's coming from within ourselves. Allah told us clearly in Allah Allah yohei Rama be comin How are you Hey, you too, maybe unfussy him, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themselves. And so let us take this month of Ramadan, this beautiful blessing that we have. Take advantage of it. Look into our hearts.
Look into our feelings. Look into our concept of why am I a Muslim? Why am I fasting?
What is my relationship to other believers? Everybody's hungry, everybody's thirsty. We're all together. We're unified. It doesn't matter what school of thought you are.
It doesn't matter what Islamic movement you are. We're all together.
And so that feeling of
the oma consciousness, the nation, one nation consciousness, we need to take advantage of it and seek the blessing of Allah subhanaw taala at this point in time in our history, by the mercy of Allah.
When the darkness came,
the light followed.
If not, this Omar would have ended centuries ago.
They came upon us right after the death of Prophet Muhammad, so seldom are
they apostate and Abubakar Siddique rhodiola. One stood for the oma
confusion came into the ranks. But the believers stood strong. We were attacked by successive waves. We were attacked by waves of Crusaders, the mangos Alma Hall, they came and they killed hundreds and 1000s of people but after the darkness was light, that is still not to LA and that is the resilience of this oma. It is the resilience that Allah subhanaw taala has given us and as the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him and his companions were tested. We also are tested at this point in time.
But never forget, that Allah has told us very clearly what in test biru what attacco la eurocom K to homeshare Sha, Allah habima Yama, Luna, Mohit, Allah told us if you have subak if you have patience and consistency and taqwa and the consciousness of Allah, then the evil schemes and plots will not harm you. Because surely Allah surrounds them surrounds everything in his knowledge. Surely Allah knows what is happening on the ground. And we can only pray that Allah azza wa jal would have mercy upon the children in the innocent of the home of Mohammed Saul's Allah. May Allah have protect the dignity and the honor of the women of the Ahmad Mohammed Salah. May Allah guide and strengthen then
give balanced and fence to the men of the home of Mohammed sauce Allah. May Allah take our political leaders are confused political leaders in the Muslim world. Take them from darkness into light. May Allah raise up a leader who can take that take us on that course with that balance. And may Allah help us to support all those who are on the straight path and make our last words Kelly ma la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam akula Kali how there was Dr. Ali welcome. Well, the Saudi Muslim medium and Coulee Dam been stuck Pharaoh in no hole affordable him