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Dealing with a crisis the way The Prophet did
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Friday Sermon (12-19-2014) Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick – Dealing with a crisis the way The Prophet did
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Alhamdulillah hirable alameen wa ala talking
with one Illa Allah volley mean Why should one La ilaha illallah wa de la sharika wa shadow Mohammed Abdullah who were the Zulu sallallahu alayhi wa Allah Allah He was happy woman da da da what he was standing beside knotty elomi Dean salanter Sleeman kathira A my bad for SQL enough see the top voila, some evil ta for your pulak suparna usabilla administrates on the regime. Yeah, you have the Xena amo Taku la haka to party, while at mutanda illa went to Muslim moon, all praises due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. And surely, the best reward ultimately is for those who have Taqwa. And surely there is no hatred and animosity, except for the oppressor.
And I bear witness that Allah is one and has no partners. And that Mohammed the son of Abdullah, servant, and his last messenger and mail are always constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed, to his family, to his companions, to all those who call to his way and establish his son, to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows I begin by reminding myself again,
that I and you should have the consciousness of Allah.
We should fear Allah, we should hope and Allah, we should surround ourselves with the reality of the Creator of the heavens and the earth. And we should listen to the words of Allah. We should take the advice from our beloved Prophet Mohammed Salah. We should hear this and we should obey. And Allah azza wa jal has revealed to us are you who believe, have the consciousness of Allah
and do not die, except in a state of Islam.
Oh you who believe. Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned so many times in the final revelation, the concept of taqwa
the concept of the relationship of the human being with his or her Lord.
Allah has reminded us at large showed us different levels of taqwa.
And through the example of the Prophet Mohammed, Salah, Salah, we are still a nation of taqwa. And that's what separates us from other human beings, who function by the emotions, who function by the animal instincts. It is that consciousness of the Creator, that should be guiding the believer in everything that he does. So when we are making an important decision in our life, we should think, is this pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala? We should not be thinking, will this make me some money? Will this get my revenge? Will this get a name for me? But is this pleasing to the Creator of the heavens and the earth
and allow us to pirate Allah, through the example of the Prophet peace be upon him,
gave us a living
example a living story,
that we could take gems of wisdom, we could look at this, we can always compare ourselves to this, we could strive to be as close as possible to this beautiful and complete life of the last messenger alayhi salatu salam, and although he was an Arab living 1400 years ago, the beauty of the message is that it applies to everybody, to people who don't live in deserts, to people who are living even today in a highly technological society in the 21st century. It is just as clear and just as important
for those who have eyes to see.
Prophet peace be upon him in the Medina period, after 13 years in Mecca,
suffering at the hands of Pradesh.
His people were driven out.
His people were tortured.
And some of the torches described in the great books of Sierra
One Companion of the prophet SAW someone was being tortured to the extent where they even brought a dung beetles
And the pain was so much. And they said, Is this your Lord? And he said, Yes.
That's the level that the pain reached, where his his faculties completely did not respond to the reality in front of him. He just wanted it to stop.
And so we find horrendous
acts done against the Muslims.
Families killed, children killed, homes destroyed, property confiscated,
driven out of their homes to another part of the world.
And yet in the Medina period, when Allah subhanaw taala had now given some authority to the Muslims. And this is important because it is in the Medina period that I account. This is where the verses of the rules and legislations of Islam then come in. When Muslims had power in the land, we now have the ability to respond.
So we would no longer just Mustafa Finn, but we could respond
in this atmosphere.
After suffering for so long, and now having some power, Allah subhanaw taala revealed in certain Maya, in verse number eight are the Billahi min ash shaytaan the regime? Yeah, you have Latina amanu who new code wamena de la shuhada. A bill test will allow your gerrymander comb Shana Andrew Coleman, other en la de leeuw air de leeuw who are Cora Bula, taqwa what Taku law in the law hubiera on Bhima tamela.
Allah revealed from above seven heavens,
not only to the province of Solomon, his companions, he was talking to us. And he said to the believers, especially those who have some power, he said, oh you who believe be upright for Allah
kiwami is the karma. Be upright and stand upright for Allah subhanaw taala be witnesses with justice. And let not hatred of people incites you that you do not deal justly, be just err dealu
be just that is nearer to taqwa that is closer to piety, and fear Allah. Surely Allah is well aware of all that you do. And so Allah subhanaw taala then sets the standard for Muslims set the standard, you stand up, do it for a lot.
You are sure that we are witnesses to what is happening in our time period, but we should be witnesses, active witnesses. That said she didn't just say she had that. It says shuhada built this.
An active witness with justice, who establishes justice and ally reminds us Do not let the actions of other people the hatred of other people, the evil of other people drive you to be like them.
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that's the standard, be just Adela
be just and then Allah says this is closer to taqwa. This is now getting you to the real consciousness of a lot that we need in order to be successful in this life and in the Hereafter.
And so the standard was set for all times. And those Muslims who lived up to the standard were victorious. They saw the fruits of their action in this life in the hereafter. Those who went away from the standard into extremes found themselves thrown into chaos, and confusion.
And now we
return to our own situation, which is intensifying
intensifying around us, the pressure being applied to us more and more as the days go by. And we wait every day to look and see what is going to happen next. The recent reports that came out of the torture of Muslims in Guantanamo Bay in Afghanistan and other parts of the Muslim world, being tortured at secret sites all over the world.
That's hard to even read, being done to Muslims. The continued drone strikes the continued killing of innocence whose pitches never make the newspaper, destruction of villages destruction of families, hundreds, which has now reached 1000s of people.
And it hurts the hearts of the Muslims. It goes directly to our heart, it puts us under a test. And the Prophet Sal Silva was under a test as well, his companions rendre test, we are now under a test.
On December 15, a gunman took hostages in Sydney, Australia.
He was a sick man.
When escaped from Iran, who was known by the Iranian authorities, to be a fraudster, he was accused of fraud, and they won the Australian authorities. And he came into Australia, and then committed a number of crimes.
Until by this time period, after many years, he was free on bail for two separate criminal cases. One was murder, the murder of his ex wife, and the other was indecent assault. And they also had 40 counts or more of indecent assault on this man. He was known to be a sick individual, well known by the authorities, known by the people in the streets, and then he lost control of himself. And the world now projects it, how is it projected. And those first moments, the first moments of the press are the ones that stay in the minds of people in the minds of the world. It was another Islamist assault.
It was another assault by Muslims on the peace of the world, the complete opposite as to what was happening on the ground.
And we have to give credit
to the people of Australia, non Muslims in Australia, who knew the community because the community there does a lot of outreach. They knew the community. And one person put a hashtag, he said, I'll ride with you. He said of this any Muslim, who wears the clothes of Islam, a woman in hijab, a man with a beard, you feel afraid, I as a non Muslim, I will ride with you to make sure nothing happens.
And it is said that this hashtag, this response, got 250,000 tweets, 250,000 people, non Muslims. And that's a great credit to the people of Australia. And it happens in many parts of the world that are on the ground, because Muslims when they do outreach, when people understand who we are,
then those people on the ground with good hearts, they will naturally respond. But the propaganda went out. And the negative image was there.
And Muslims got more angry.
And the question that comes to us is how do we react? How do we react to these situations that are happening? Even if it is our own family? And this is something difficult to say? Because if it is your child and your family, how are you going to react if you see your child killed if you see your family killed,
but again, the best example is the example of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah he is the best of humanity.
He is the leader of the prophets. He will be the one who has shafa on the Day of Resurrection. But even despite this macom this position that he has a lot of pinata put him through a terrible emotional strain in order to teach us in order to teach believers. It is reported after the Battle of a herd when the Quraysh had retreated.
The prophet SAW Selim stood over the body of his uncle Hamza rhodiola.
He looked at the body of his uncle mutilated, smashed into pieces.
And he reports that this is it was the most painful site that he had ever seen in his life.
And as a human being he responded, and he said ama will la de la mesothelin the severina men home mechanic. He said by Allah I will mutilate 70 of them for you see emotional response. They did that to you.
70 I will mutilate 70 and some reports say that the Sahaba who around say no, not 70 it will be the greatest slaughter that any Arab has ever seen in our history. That's the response. Then
finance Allah jabrill Allah Islam, and then the revelation came, but Nasrallah gibreel when the be Walk of Bihar team surah tunnel.
At that point, the last part of certain now was revealed to fit the circumstances, the slaughter of your child, the emotional response, then Allah said, we're in our comfort zone for RP boo B myth, Lima, Peru. pipitone be water in the bottom for who are hired on the submarine was beer wama sobre la bella, while en la him. Well that taco feed Dayton mimma Yum Kuru in La la la la Vina taco well Athena tomasino, Allah revealed, speaking to all of us, and if you punish, then punished with the likes of that were with you were afflicted. But if you endure a patiently, verily it is better for the patient,
endure patiently, oh, Mohammed, your endurance is only but by the help of Allah. grieve not for them and be not in distress because of what they plan.
Surely Allah is with those who keep their duty to him, and those who do good to others. And so Allah revealed at that point was beer, will my sub ruka ilhabela Have patience. That doesn't mean that you leave, you get weak, it means you endure, have patience and your endurance is for Allah will topple with date In Memoriam Quran.
Right Do not be sad, do not be confused and distressed. Because the plans that you see around you
in the law harmala Dena taco will let you know who mercy knowing a lot is verily with those who have Taqwa,
those who always remember him, and those who do good to other people. So the lesson was there and taught for all times.
And we find ourselves
in this pressure, we find these situations happening.
And there is a trend happening in our community. And it is not individualism. When the me Zan, when that balanced approach is broken, and the extreme starts to come in. When the extreme comes in. It is a trend which has flowed through our community, right from the time of the Prophet Muhammad Salah. The trend was there, and we have to face it, and not say that these individuals who have slotted people slotted children in Pakistan, slotted people in other parts of the world, they're not us, they're not Muslims.
The reality is, this lives amongst us.
The prophet SAW Selim after the Battle of her name, and this is the great battle after the opening of Mecca. When they went to the house and people who had threatened Muslims, and wasn't had an ambush, and they came down on the Muslims and the provinces on them and his followers held their ground and defeated the horizon. And they had 1000s hundreds and 1000s of camels, hundreds and 1000s of sheep, gold, all types of booty and they started to distribute it and the prophet SAW Selim start giving it to people freely.
During this incident, a Bedouin approached the Prophet seller seller.
He's dividing up the booty, the handyman, the bedwin came to him and said yeah, Mohammed, Airedale.
He said, Oh, Mohammed be just, this is a Bedouin speaking to the prophet SAW Selim. He said, Be just. And the Prophet answered and said, Woe to you. If I am not just then who else will be just
and the bedroom just looked at him and walked away?
arrogant, rude, ignorant response, the Sahaba when they saw this, they said, should we get this man and punish him right now.
The prophet SAW some of them said, leave him.
You cannot harm him, because from his progeny will come others
is destined to come from his progeny. So you cannot execute this man
from his progeny will come others they will recite the core n and it will not pass their throats.
The prophet SAW Selim was speaking about a group called alhaja.
And the coverage is not individuals it is a trend. It is a mindset. It's a mindset. Even taymiyah shackle Islam even Tamia Rahim Allah, he found 10, a hadith that were Sahih describing these people physically describing the beginning of them and how they would look even in in times to come. And he said no other group has ever been described like this. This is how important this was. And amongst the things of the descriptions, your see new column, while I can you see onal fear, they have beautiful words. They sound really Islamic, but in the actions is the opposite. They have evil actions. This is one of the descriptions coming from this group. They call to the book of Allah, but
have nothing to do with it. They call to Sharia. But they have nothing to do with it. And so this trend lives amongst us. And this is where we are called upon to confront it. And Ali Ibn Abi taalib rhodiola Juan, and this is reported in the Sahih al Bukhari in the book of fitten.
It is reported within this by the teacher of Bukhari no aim Eben Hamad rhodiola one Rahim Allah, he reports in this book he said that the fourth Khalifa Alia Barnaby tala rhodiola once said,
and he's speaking about this trend. He said when you see the black flags,
remain where you are, and do not move your hands or your feet. Thereafter there shall appear a feeble, insignificant folk, their hearts will be like fragments of iron, nothing in the hot and cold. Their hearts will be like fragments of iron, they will have a state they will fulfill neither covenant nor agreement. They will call to the truth, but they will not be people of the truth. Their names will be parental attributions, and the aliases will be derived from towns, they here will be free flowing like that of women. This situation will remain until they differ among themselves. Thereafter, Allah will bring forth the truth through from whomever he will.
Allah will then bring forth the truth from whomever He wills. And so, Ali Ibn Abi Taleb rhodiola, one known for his understanding and seeing this trend, made it clear to the people and also gave us part of the description
of what could possibly be happening right now in our times. What can we do? Again, return to the Prophet Mohammed so Salah, he told us clearly now we are many are in frustration, or in desperation. Listen to his example. What did he tell us? The prophet SAW Selim said Salah cat was the last one Manji yet. The last one was the cat show one Muhtar? Well one What about what your job will not be enough See? The last one when Juliet has yet to LA facility will Alinea while customers film *a well, Hannah was a glue fellow head up what reader
this hadith which is authentic hadith, the prophet SAW Selim said there are three things
which cause destruction
and three things which lead to salvation. The three things which cause destruction, miserliness, when it's obeyed, shorthand, Mata, greed, and you obey your greed, wanting to hold on to materials, keeping it from other people, when that is obeyed, its destruction.
Then the Prophet peace upon him said,
passion, which is followed and self conceit. He said passion, which is followed However,
when you follow your emotions, your animal instincts, right your need for revenge, your need for response like an animal, right when you follow this how destruction
And when you are self conceded,
and this is one of the most dangerous ones, when the person feel my position is the only position. my meds have my share. My school of thought is the only one. Nobody else
jabel Mar enough. See, when we think that our opinion is the only one we're not open minded, we don't take advice, it leads to destruction. What are the three things that will lead us to salvation? Now look at the words of the prophet SAW Selim, he's talking to us. What are the three things
fear of Allah, in secret, and in the open, that we have fear of Allah, the consciousness of Allah.
When we're by ourselves, or when we're with other people to moderation, when rich or poor,
we unbalanced sweep, we get some wealth, we give some in the path of a lot. And finally, and justice when angry or when pleased.
So when we are angry, justice, remember, Eric de leeuw.
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We are all called upon with this justice when angry. And when we are pleased. It is a turning point, we are reaching a critical mass in the Muslim world, and it's affecting all over this planet. And do not think that we are not involved in this. We have our own mini crisis in our house. We have our own mini crisis in our Islamic center or our mustard. We have our own mini crisis at work at school. How do we function? Do we have the consciousness of a law?
Do we remember the creator? Now we balanced moderate?
Do we accept things?
Are we just when we're angry? When things go against us? That is the test that we are under. And we can only pray that Allah subhanaw taala would have mercy on us and would guide us and bring this oma back to the straight path. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from the extremism of the church. May Allah subhanaw taala bring us back to the righteous, straight path. serrato mustafina May Allah subhanaw taala clear our hearts of anger of pride of self conceit May Allah subhanaw taala give our leaders the right procedure to do the right thing at the right time. And may Allah subhanaw taala have mercy upon those children who have died in Pakistan, in Afghanistan in all parts of the Muslim
world. May Allah have mercy upon their souls and give them the highest part of gender. May Allah comfort their families and bring back believers together united to the straight path Appu locally Heather was stopped for lolly welcome. Wali, sila Muslim medium and Columbian istockphoto no
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