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March 22 2013 Friday Khutba By Abdullah Hakim

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala carte similan bR II one more saline

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Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa baddeck wa sallam.

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My beloved brothers and sisters I begin with the greeting words of the righteous. A Salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Alhamdulillah It is a great privilege and pleasure to be here again in the foundation. And I pray that Allah azza wa jal would bless this institution and all those who are standing for Kelly Mottola in these very trying times that Muslims are going through. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in His glorious book, all the Billahi min ash shaytaan the regime Yeah, are you Hello, Xena Armando Tuscola. waku, Masada, P. O you who believe, have the consciousness of Allah and be with the truthful. And the scholars tell us that a said that truthfulness is not only just Phil Cole, it is not only in what you say, but it is also been Nia well,

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that a person should be truthful in what they say, but their intention has to be right. So our intention has to be for Allah subhanaw taala And finally, the completion that what we say we should do,

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and Allah commands us try to be around truthful people, as much as you possibly can.

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And this is a very important concept, in the days that we are living in, especially the past 10 to 20 years, with the rise of digital technology. And that is where humanity has developed the ability to make what is true, seem false, and to make what is false, appear to be true.

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And the Prophet Mohammed Salim did not speak from himself. He spoke from above seven heavens and an authentic hadith

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the Prophet peace be upon him was reported to have said this is on the authority of Abu huraira rhodiola one sejati Allah nasci sana Watson heard that you saw the goofy healthcare tab where you get the woofie has sodic where your terminal fee haha in when you have when a fee has I mean well young t Kofi haraway be de de la la maroua be de Paula are rajala taffy fee Under Armour. The profits are seldom said they will come upon the people

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years of deceit,

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years of deceit, in which

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the truthful person in which the liar will be called a truthful person and the truthful person will be considered to be a liar.

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And a deceiver will be believed.

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And amongst the people, the voice would come out in public affairs of arroway beta and they said Who is this room a beta. And the prophet SAW seldom said that the lowest person

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would be the one who would represent people in their public affairs, and South Dakota pseudo law Elisa to slam in many parts of the world, the politician, the ones who rise in power, tend to lose their humility.

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Instead of being servants of the people, they become tyrants. And in many cases, they do not fulfill the promises that they made in their campaign.

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And so it's so important today for Muslims. As we are rising in the world, our numbers, now we are over 26% of the earth's population.

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We have over 60% in our population, young people, we have natural resources, we have great potential to make changes in the world.

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But with this potential, something has to go on inside of us. Because it's not about the amount of centers that we have or the amount of massages or the numbers or the amount of wealth in the bank. In the early days. It was not quantity, it was quality. It was the quality of the believers. The true connection with Allah azza wa jal that gave them that ability to affect people throughout the planet. Oh, you who believe

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in the last few weeks

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I've been traveling extensively throughout Al Andalus, throughout Spain and Morocco, and traveling in this region, to try to understand something of what happened to the Muslims to look at the rise of civilization and the fall of civilization. Because we need to begin to now understand our religion, it is no longer enough to memorize, there has to be an understanding of what we are putting into our minds, the rituals, the prayers, the fasting, lead us to something.

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And so, in traveling, we gain great lessons. And Allah azza wa jal tells us in Surah, to use it

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laqad canopy Casa see him able to totally Albert, that in their stories are lessons for those who would reflect and when they have gone back now and look at the book of Allah look at look at the code. And they found that one third of the code and is cost us one third, our stories, story stories of the NBR stories of the human beings and early times, stories of the civilizations the rise of civilization, the fall of civilization. And so it is crucial for us to understand what happened to us in order to have perspective so that the great potential that has been given to our nation can serve all of humanity and not be trapped inside of Islamic centers.

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In traveling through Al Andalus, space, Spain and Portugal, there are amazing lessons. It is reported that in the year 711.

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That the Jewish people who had who had escaped from Palestine, they had escaped Jerusalem. Back in BC, when the Assyrians when the Babylonians, and the Nebuchadnezzar attacked and destroyed Jerusalem, they were scattered to different parts of the world. Some of them went to the Iberian Peninsula, now known as Portugal and Spain.

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They were also amongst the Christians. They were those Unitarian Christians who believed in one God. And so this Unitarian population, more

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people who believed in one God were put under tremendous pressure. And they were put under taxation and under torture, and they called out for somebody to help them under this oppression.

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And 711 Tata Gibbons, Ziad Rahim, Allah, The Great Leader of Islam, landed on the shores of Spain.

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And they're

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by the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, the Muslims were victorious. And every city that they went into, they found that the Unitarian people who were suffering under the Trinitarian rules,

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they opened their doors.

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And within a short time, Muslims had entered the houses all throughout Spain and Portugal, all the way to the Pyrenees mountains of France. And so 40 years the people lived

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in a state of peace, like they had never known.

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But they needed a central leader. And by the will of Allah azza wa jal, one of the great leaders of Islam.

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from Ben omega of dromana dahil Rahim Allah escaped the fitna of the east, and landed in Spain, united the Muslims, and took the city of koterba as capital. And it is in quotes about amazing things happened. And it is so strange again that we read our textbooks. When we read European history, World History. We are told that between the fifth century and the 14th 15th century is what they call the Dark Ages that the lights went out in Europe. But actually at that time, it was the golden age of Islam. And the city of Cordoba reached the point that by the year 1000, the city of Cordoba was the largest city on the face of the planet Earth.

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Over a million people 200,000 houses

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600 masjids 900 public baths, schools, universities, lighted streets pavement

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industries. And what was so powerful about this society, it was a tolerant society where Muslim, Christian and Jew could live side by side.

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Nobody was forced to become Muslim. But it was at this point in history, they had reached the zenith they had reached the heights of civilization on the face of the planet Earth. Many of the great scholars of Islam emammal, called to be of the great of Tafseer, and even has them and so many great scholars come from this golden age of Islam. It took London and Paris 700 years

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to reach that level.

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But Allah subhanaw taala has a Sunnah. And there is a way with that when Muslims are practicing their Islam. When they stick to the principles of Islam, Allah raises them up. But when they leave the principles, then they are brought down we are brought down like any other nation, on the face of the planet Earth. And so after a period of time of rise, and fall, and 400 years have gone by

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Islamic civilization started to go down. And this is a crucial point for us to understand. When we look at what happens we find an over abundance of wealth, having too much wealth, and not knowing or not realizing what to do with it. And the prophet SAW seldom said in the liquidly, oh, my fitness will fit not to Almighty allow, every nation has a trial and test and the trial and test of my nation is wealth. And so they went down after the rise. And an inquisition began. The trinitarians

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put people to a judge, and anybody who did not believe in the Trinity, whether he is Unitarian Christian, Jewish, or Muslim, would be burnt at the stake. This was known as the Spanish Inquisition. And it is reported that over 2 million Jews were killed and exiled over 3 million Muslims were killed and exiled at that point, people were forced to change their identity. And this is important for us today. Because we are under pressure. There is Islamophobia outside in the streets, people talking negative about us. But you have to look at those who suffered even more than us to realize that we're not in such a bad situation. A lot of our problem is psychological. I'll

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give you an example. It reached so bad when cities were conquered when Muslim towns were conquered after Muslims had lived sometimes for four to 500 years. In that area.

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Those who could not stand and resist who could not make higit up and go in exile. They were forced to change their religion. They had to say that they were Catholic on the outside, but on the inside, they were Muslims, and they call them moriscos. The Jewish people who were forced to say they were Catholic on the outside and they were Jewish on the inside. They call them Moreno's.

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But they still resist it and effect to our came, which is probably one of the strangest fatwas, you can see in the annals of our history, it came in the year November 18 1504.

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This is from the Mufti of Iran. in Algeria, Ahmed

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boo Juma al Madurai Rahim Allah, his fecha begins like this. He's talking to Muslims, who are now on the outside, confront confessing to be Christian but on the inside the Muslim How do you maintain your faith? It starts Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam test Lima enquanto na kabhi Dena Allah Dini him Cal COVID Allah jamara

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after opening in the Islamic way, he said are brothers who are holding on to their religion, like a person holding on to a hot coals. And this is from a Hadith of the Prophet SAW Southern as one of the signs of the last day. He told them there is a precedent set foot for you. That might have been Yasser rhodiola one. When alyansa was suffering in Mecca, he came to the Prophet peace be upon him and said, I have destroyed myself and the prophet SAW Selim said How is your heart?

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How is your heart you said something wrong but what is your heart he said My heart is on the dean what my inbuilt Eman. The Prophet told him he was still Muslim.

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And so the precedent is set that no matter what happens on the outside, as long as

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The inside is in a state of Islam. That person is still Muslim. And so the Mufti Rahim Allah said, Hold on to your faith.

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I know your time is difficult. If you have to make salaat. As you walk down the street, tap the wall and make sure that your Toyama. Pray with your eyes.

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If you want to give sadaqa your Zakat give somebody a gift, and make the intention for for zakat. If you want to take a whistle a bath, imagine this situation. He said make Nia and jump in the lake, like you're swimming, everything had to be underground, everything had to be hidden, because if a person was seen to take a bath on Thursday night, in Spain, at that time, they would be burnt alive for taking a bath on Thursday night. And this is a person who even claims to be a Christian.

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And we see it today we are suffering today. They use the word today Islamists they using this term and it is a strange word in the English language because of a person studies biology and massive they say is a biologist

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if you are chemist, chemistry or chemist, so now you're is Islam Islamist, but it has a negative meaning. When we look at the time of the prophet SAW Selim, when he came to yesterday, and the city was changed into el Medina till munawwara, the lighted city it became an Islamic city. What was the difference? The difference was that the prophet SAW Selim, when he first came to Medina, he said very clearly, Abdullah bin Salam. He said when he looked at the prophet SAW Selim, he said, I immediately recognized through his features, he's not Elia What did the Prophet say? He said, extend peace greetings among yourself, provide food to the needy, maintain close relations, observe prayer

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at night while people are asleep. Then you will peacefully enter Paradise. He said to the Muslims and Muslim men Solomon, Muslim Unum in the sun, he will add that a true Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands other Muslims are safe.

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He also said he will not enter Paradise whose neighbor is not secure from his wrongdoing. In other words, kindness to your neighbors. He also said in multiple other anatomic sadaqa, that if you take a harmful thing from the road, that is a form of charity charity. So he talks civic understanding, like today in Canada, you stop nicely at the red light. Even when it comes to yellow light in Canada, you're supposed to slow down. In other countries, you see the yellow light and you go fast. But if you're a good citizen, you slow down. If somebody is being harmed on the side of the street, you will protect that person. This is civic responsibility. This was taught in the early days, the

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prophet peace be upon him also said show mercy to the people on earth, so that Allah will have mercy on you in heaven.

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So the Islamic Society that change from being a non Islamic Society to an Islamic Society was based upon peace, based upon civic responsibility upon mercy upon love. That is what Islam brought to the city to make it a lighted city of Medina to manohara. Today, we feel pressure on us, we feel it. And we feel really strange in the society, because we don't want to drink alcohol and take drugs on the weekend.

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We don't want to gamble.

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We're not involved in prostitution.

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We're not involved in an interest and usury trying to get out of it as much as we can. We want to pray during the day. What is wrong with that? With the rise of Islam, that should be a good thing, and it is a good thing, but those whose money comes from pornography. And a recent study was shown back in the year 2006. That over $97 billion was made in the Western world in pornography.

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So gambling, alcohol, drugs, pornography, prostitution, if if we have millions of people who will not live this lifestyle, you become a problem. And so the pressure is on us that pressure is for a good reason. And Allah azza wa jal told us very clearly, in his in his glorious book and Sara Ali Emraan

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Allah told us you shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you shall certainly hear much

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that will grieve you. It will make you sad from those who received the book before you and from those who associate partners with a lot. But if you patiently persevere, and you guard against evil, that will be the most resolute thing that you can do.

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And so taqwa and Saba

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tuck was the consciousness of Allah. allow for Raja fearing Allah hoping in the mercy of Allah. This is an active This is a stimulation. And Saba also.

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Patience, perseverance. We have known patients in times of difficulty, but for our community here, there's another kind of patients and that is a Saba lol afia Saba patients in good times when Allah has given you, how do you show patients in good time by shocker, the scholars tell us by being thankful and you're thankful by giving from your blessings in obedience to Allah subhanaw taala. So we are called upon today to continue to support our centers to continue to support the refugees and the homeless, those who are in crisis, to give us the favorites of the good things that Allah has given to us in this world. And when we do this, when we in the society when people are gambling and

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drinking and smoking and fighting and raping, you feel strange. When the summertime comes, and the people take off your clothes, their clothes, and you put on clothes you feel strange. When the people on Friday night, take a drink in order to feel good. You feel strange, because you don't do it. But I give you In conclusion, a glad tidings directly from the Prophet so seldom who has said in Islam are better a very urban was very urban for toolbar little hurrah.

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Verily Islam began strange, and it will return to being strange, so glad tidings to the strangers. And they said, O Messenger of Allah, Who are the strangers and he said Allah Vina usili honer, and the facade illness. They are those who repair themselves. They repair society, when the people have become corrupted, so dakotah Salalah alayhi salatu wa sallam, it is a mighty mission on our hands. And I pray that Allah azza wa jal would give us the ability to take these gems of wisdom from the masjid and let it be known in the society to take this Islam out to the people so people can understand the beauty of this faith, to be able to read the last testament given to humanity. May

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Allah subhanaw taala inspire us and motivate us and protect us. May Allah azza wa jal unite our ranks and give us the ability to forgive each other. Give us the ability to unite ranks, and if somebody is wrong if my brother is wrong, my sister, my brother is right. My sister is right. I accept that.

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That is the way of the Prophet so solid. That is the way of the great allama we pray that Allah azza wa jal would help the oma in this time, and raise up that kind of leadership to take us from darkness into light. And to lead us back to Serato monster team aku locally held a well stocked for lolly walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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zation. And so it is crucial for us to understand what happened to us in order to have perspective so that the great potential that has been given to our nation can serve all of humanity and not be trapped inside of Islamic centers.

00:24:38--> 00:24:48

In traveling through a lender loose, Spain and Portugal, there are amazing lessons. It is reported that in the year 711.

00:24:49--> 00:24:59

That the Jewish people who had who had escaped from Palestine they had escaped Jerusalem back in BC.

00:25:00--> 00:25:16

When the Assyrians when the Babylonians and the Nebuchadnezzar attacked and destroyed Jerusalem, they were scattered to different parts of the world. Some of them went to the Iberian Peninsula, now known as Portugal and Spain.

00:25:17--> 00:25:24

They were also amongst the Christians. There were those Unitarian Christians who believed in one God.

00:25:26--> 00:25:28

And so this Unitarian population, more

00:25:30--> 00:25:43

people who believed in one God were put under tremendous pressure. And they were put under taxation and under torture, and they called out for somebody to help them under this oppression.

00:25:45--> 00:25:53

And 711 Tata Gibbon Ziad Rahim, Allah, The Great Leader of Islam, landed on the shores of Spain.

00:25:54--> 00:25:55

And there

00:25:56--> 00:26:11

by the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, the Muslims were victorious. And every city that they went into, they found that the Unitarian people who were suffering under the Trinitarian rule,

00:26:12--> 00:26:14

they opened their doors.

00:26:15--> 00:26:27

And within a short time, Muslims had entered the houses all throughout Spain and Portugal, all the way to the Pyrenees mountains of France. And so 40 years the people lived

00:26:28--> 00:26:30

in a state of peace, like they had never known.

00:26:32--> 00:26:39

But they needed a central leader. And by the will of Allah azza wa jal, one of the great leaders of Islam.

00:26:40--> 00:27:35

From banner omega of dromana dakhil Rahim Allah escaped the fitness of the East and landed in Spain, united the Muslims, and took the city of Cordoba as his capital. And it is in quotes about amazing things happened. And it is so strange again, that we read our textbooks. When we read European history, World History, we are told that between the fifth century and the 14th 15th century is what they call the Dark Ages, that the lights went out in Europe. But actually, at that time, it was the golden age of Islam. And the city of Cordoba reached the point that by the year 1000, the city of Cordoba was the largest city on the face of the planet Earth,

00:27:36--> 00:27:40

over a million people 200,000 houses

00:27:41--> 00:28:03

600 matches 900 public baths, schools, universities, lighted streets, pavement industries, and what was so powerful about this society, it was a tolerant society, where Muslim Christian and Jews could live side by side.

00:28:04--> 00:28:33

Nobody was forced to become Muslim. But it was at this point in history, they had reached the zenith they had reached the heights of civilization on the face of the planet Earth, many of the great scholars of Islam emammal quote to be of the great of Tafseer and if it hasn't been so many great scholars come from this golden age of Islam, it took London and Paris 700 years

00:28:34--> 00:28:35

to reach that level.

00:28:37--> 00:29:06

But Allah subhanaw taala has a Sunnah. And there is a way with that when Muslims are practicing their Islam. When they stick to the principles of Islam, Allah raises them up. But when they leave the principles, then they are brought down we are brought down like any other nation, on the face of the planet Earth. And so after a period of time of rise and fall and 400 years have gone by

00:29:08--> 00:29:40

Islamic civilization started to go down. And this is a crucial point for us to understand. When we look at what happens we find an over abundance of wealth, having too much wealth, and not knowing or not realizing what to do with it. And the prophet SAW seldom said in the liquidly, oma fitna will fit not to allow, every nation has a trial and test and the trial and test of my nation is wealth.

00:29:41--> 00:29:48

And so they went down after the rise, and an inquisition became the trinitarians

00:29:49--> 00:29:59

put people to a judge, and anybody who did not believe in the Trinity, whether he is Unitarian Christian, Jewish or Muslim would be burned.

00:30:00--> 00:30:49

at the stake, this was known as the Spanish Inquisition. And it is reported that over 2 million Jews were killed and exiled over 3 million Muslims were killed and exiled at that point, people were forced to change their identity. And this is important for us today, because we are under pressure. There is Islamophobia outside in the streets, people talking negative about us. But you have to look at those who suffered even more than us to realize that we're not in such a bad situation. A lot of our problem is psychological. I'll give you an example. It reached so bad when cities were conquered when Muslim towns were conquered after Muslims had lived sometimes for four to 500 years. In that

00:30:49--> 00:30:50

area.

00:30:51--> 00:31:16

Those who could not stand and resist who could not make higit up and go in exile. They were forced to change their religion. They had to say that they were Catholic on the outside, but on the inside, they were Muslims, and they call them moriscos. The Jewish people who were forced to say they were Catholic on the outside and they were Jewish on the inside. They call them medanos.

00:31:17--> 00:31:31

But they still resist it and effect to our came, which is probably one of the strangest fatwas, you can see in the annals of our history, it came in the year November 18 1504.

00:31:32--> 00:31:36

This is from the Mufti of Iran. in Algeria, Ahmed

00:31:37--> 00:32:04

boo Juma Al mahurangi, Rahim Allah, his fecha begins like this. He's talking to Muslims, who are now on the outside, confessing to be Christian but on the inside the Muslim How do you maintain your faith? It starts Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, Taslima enquanto na kabhi Dena Allah Dini him Cal COVID, Allah jamara

00:32:06--> 00:32:36

after opening in the Islamic way, he said, our brothers who are holding on to their religion, like a person holding on to a hot coals, and this is from a Hadith of the Prophet SAW Southern as one of the signs of the last day. He told them there is a precedent set for you that I might have been yesterday rhodiola one, when Allah yesterday was suffering in Mecca, he came to the Prophet peace be upon him and said, I have destroyed myself. And the prophet SAW Selim said, How is your heart?

00:32:37--> 00:32:45

How is your heart you said something wrong, but what is your heart? He said, My heart is on the deen, what my inbuilt email. The Prophet told them you're still Muslim.

00:32:47--> 00:33:01

And so the precedent is set, that no matter what happens on the outside, as long as the inside is in a state of Islam, that person is still Muslim. And so the Mufti Rahim Allah said, Hold on to your faith.

00:33:02--> 00:33:14

I know your time is difficult. If you have to make a lot. As you walk down the street, tap the wall and make Toyama that's your time and pray with your eyes.

00:33:15--> 00:33:53

If you want to give sadaqa your socket, give somebody a gift and make the intention for fossa cat. If you want to take a whistle a bath, imagine this situation. He said make Nia and jump in the lake, like you're swimming. Everything had to be underground. Everything had to be hidden. Because if a person was seen to take a bath on Thursday night, in Spain, at that time, they would be burnt alive for taking a bath on Thursday night. And this is a person who even claims to be a Christian.

00:33:55--> 00:34:11

And we see it today we are suffering today. They use the word today Islamists. They using this term and it is a strange word in the English language because of a person studies biology and massive they say he's a biologist.

00:34:12--> 00:34:59

If you are chemist, chemistry or chemist, so now you're Islam Islamist, but it has a negative meaning. When we look at the time of the prophet SAW Selim, when he came to yesterday, and the city was changed into el Medina till munawwara, the lighted city it became an Islamic city. What was the difference? The difference was that the prophet SAW Selim, when he first came to Medina, he said very clearly and Abdullah bin Salaam. He said when he looked at the prophet SAW Selim, he said, I immediately recognized through his features, he's not a liar. What did the Prophet say? He said, extend peace greetings among yourself. provide food to the needy. Maintain close relations, observe

00:34:59--> 00:34:59

prayer at night.

00:35:00--> 00:35:17

While people are asleep, then you will peacefully enter Paradise. He said to the Muslims, and Muslim men, Solomon Muslim Mona melissani, he will add that a true Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands other Muslims are safe.

00:35:18--> 00:36:06

He also said he will not enter Paradise, whose neighbor is not secure from his wrongdoing. In other words, kindness to your neighbors. He also said Mr. Turtle ever under Tarik sadaqa, that if you take a harmful thing from the road, that is a form of charity, charity. So he talks civic understanding, like today in Canada, you stop nicely at the red light. Even when it comes to yellow light in Canada, you're supposed to slow down. In other countries, you see the yellow light and you go fast. But if you're a good citizen, you slow down. If somebody is being harmed on the side of the street, you will protect that person. This is civic responsibility. This was taught in the early days, the

00:36:06--> 00:36:13

prophet peace be upon him also said show mercy to the people on earth so that Allah will have mercy on you in heaven.

00:36:15--> 00:36:49

So the Islamic Society that change from being a non Islamic Society to an Islamic Society was based upon peace, based upon civic responsibility upon mercy upon love. That is what Islam brought to the city to make it a lighted city of Medina to munawwara. Today, we feel pressure on us, we feel it. And we feel really strange in the society, because we don't want to drink alcohol and take drugs on the weekend.

00:36:50--> 00:36:51

We don't want to gamble.

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We're not involved in prostitution.

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We're not involved in an interest and usury trying to get out of it as much as we can. We want to pray during the day. What is wrong with that? With the rise of Islam, that should be a good thing, and it is a good thing, but those whose money comes from pornography. And a recent study was shown back in the year 2006. That over $97 billion dollars was made in the Western world in pornography.

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So gambling, alcohol, drugs, pornography, prostitution, if if we have millions of people who will not live this lifestyle, you become a problem. And so the pressure is on us that pressure is for a good reason. And Allah azza wa jal told us very clearly, in his in his glorious book and Sara Ali Emraan, there's 186 lead to blow wonderfully amali como unfussy calm while a testament nomina Latina Alton keytab Amina publikum woman Allah Xena Ashura qu en kathira y en tous biru attacco for in Delhi common asmin Omar,

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Allah told us, you shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you shall certainly hear much

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that will grieve you, it will make you sad from those who received the book before you and from those who associate partners with Allah. But if you patiently persevere, and you guard against evil, that will be the most resolute thing that you can do.

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And so taqwa and Saba

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taqwa the consciousness of Allah, allow for Raja fearing Allah hoping in the mercy of Allah. This is an active This is a stimulation and Saba also.

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Patience, perseverance. We have known patients in times of difficulty, but for our community here, there's another kind of patience and that is a Saba Allah Latvia, Saba patients in good times when Allah has given you, how do you show patience in good time by shocker, the scholars tell us by being thankful and you're thankful by giving from your blessings in obedience to Allah subhanaw taala.

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So we are called upon today to continue to support our centers to continue to support the refugees and the homeless, those who are in crisis, to give up the hierarchy of the good things that Allah has given to us in this world. And when we do this, when we in the society when people are gambling and drinking and smoking and fighting and raping, you feel strange. When the summertime comes, and the people take off your clothes, their clothes and you put on clothes

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You feel strange when the people on Friday night take a drink in order to feel good? You feel strange because you don't do it. But I give you In conclusion, a glad tidings directly from the Prophet so seldom who has said in Islam are better are very urban was very urban for to Bala hora.

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Verily Islam began strange, and it will return to being strange, so glad tidings to the strangers. And they said, O Messenger of Allah, Who are the strangers? And he said, Allah Vina usili hoonah, and the facade illness. They are those who repair themselves. They repair society, when the people have become corrupted. So Dakota Salalah alayhi salatu salam, it is a mighty mission on our hands. And I pray that Allah azza wa jal would give us the ability to take these gems of wisdom from the masjid and let it be known in the society to take this Islam out to the people so people can understand the beauty of this faith, to be able to read the last testament given to humanity. May

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Allah subhanaw taala inspire us and motivate us and protect us. May Allah azza wa jal unite our ranks and give us the ability to forgive each other. Give us the ability to unite ranks, and if somebody is wrong if my brother is wrong, my sister, my brother is right. My sister is right. I accept that.

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That is the way of the Prophet so solid. That is the way of the great Allah, we praise it Allah azza wa jal would help the oma in this time and raise up that kind of leadership to take us from darkness into light. And to lead us back to Serato Mr. Team akula Cali held a while stock for lolly walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh