The Devils Illusion of Fear
Channel: Abdullah Hakim Quick
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Friday Sermon (12-11-2015) Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick – The Devils Illusion of Fear
Islamic Institute of Toronto
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Alhamdulillah Hera balada mean? Rashad one La ilaha illallah wa Sallim wa Chateau, Mohammed Abu hora, Zulu Hata Milan BIA, even more Celine Allahumma salli wa sallam Allah de cada zuleika Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi, as you admire about our praise due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and surely Allah is the friend and protector of the righteous.
And I'd be a witness that allows one and has no partners. And that Mohammed the son of Abdullah, is a servant in his last messenger. And they are always and constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed, to his family, to his companions, to all those who call to his way and establish his surrender to the day of judgment
as to what follows.
Allah subhanaw taala
has revealed the last message l called n
in a way that would cover all circumstances of life.
And he chose the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him to be all swats when Hassan to be the best example for human beings in any circumstance that they find themselves in.
And it is a great blessing to be followers of the Prophet Mohammed Salah Salam. And we need to ask Allah subhanaw taala to maintain that blessing with us throughout our lives, and allow us to be of those who will enter Paradise, and be in the company of the Prophet peace be upon him and his companions.
The people ask about Islam.
And many times I am asked,
is Islam a violent religion?
And many people get asked this question.
And our response to them is that Islam is submission to the will of God. Islam is seeking peace through surrender to the Creator. It is human beings who are violent.
The violence does not come from the Creator, It is we who within our nature have this ability to choose what is right and what is wrong.
What Islam does for us, it regulates us in war and in peace.
So it is neither based on violence, nor is it based upon peace alone. It is dealing with all circumstances.
And in the times of war, the Prophet Muhammad SAW seldom in the most extreme circumstances, was the best example.
And we need to take this example in the times that we are living in times where there is great fear in the land where Muslims are feeling tremendous pressure upon them from all sides. Now was when returned to the profit so sell them for his example. Now is when we turn to Allah subhanaw taala to give us the guidance, that is the way of the companions
when the most difficult situation came, and they would say the hmil What if the battle was hot, then we would take refuge in Russell la sala, we would take refuge in Him
because He was our guidance, Allah subhanaw taala put light in his example.
And it is reported
that after coming to Medina, and establishing a city of peace, Almudena told munawwara that yesterday turned into a lighted city lit with a man and taqwa
after having made this example,
trying to bring peace between all factions,
the prophet SAW seldom making a constitution if that included non Muslims. After this, and despite the fact that the believers had left their goods had escaped out of Mecca, Dakota h came back, attacking the believers, even after the Battle of better
and so the Muslims found themselves in a confrontation called awkward
the Battle of art.
The mountain was to their back. They went outside the city to defend the city because the intention of pradesh was genocide.
was to kill every man, woman and child in the city.
And so they came and they defended.
They successfully defended with terrible losses. And when they returned to Medina,
the news came to them
that the kodesh had gathered at a place called hamara acid.
They had gathered and word was coming and information always gets larger and larger rumors and scandals until it reached them that there was a huge army now that the chorus was gathering for them overheard was not the end.
And so the prophet SAW Selim then asked for only people who were in it.
And we will go back to the kodesh to show them
that we have no fear of people we fear Allah subhanaw taala
and by the mercy of Allah azza wa jal
to kodesh never appeared. they retreated.
And verses were revealed in Surah Al e Imran verses 173 to 175 around this a number of verses, even before this and after,
were lost upon what Allah describes the circumstance. But as he describes it, it is as though he's talking directly to us.
That is the brilliance of this court and that it is as though Allah is talking to us personally, even though it happened over 1400 years ago. And Allah azza wa jal in this circumstance tells us how to be Lahaina shaped on the regime.
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speaking about the believers, those to whom the people said, Surely men have gathered against you, a large army has gathered against you, therefore fear them,
but this only increase them in face.
And they said,
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Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the best to protect. So they returned with favor from Allah and grace, no evil touch them. And they follow the pleasure of Allah. And Allah is the Lord of mighty grace. It is only the shaitaan that frightens you of his supporters, so do not fear them. But fear me if you are true believers,
oh, you who believe.
I was going out on a mission to give lectures in the United States in a state called Minnesota.
And on going in the airport, and moving toward America, the news came of terrible shootings that happened in California,
that people were gunned down. And it was the worst attack they claim since September 11.
The first feeling that a Muslim has inside is to pray. There is not a Muslim who did that.
But sure enough, their names were Islamic.
But the nature of what happened
has nothing to do with Islam.
The nature of what happened. The slaughter that happened is part of the legacy of violence in that land, which is based upon the genocide of the native people, the slavery of African people, the destruction of lands around the world. And so a legacy of violence has now made that country while he has to be law, have mass shootings last year, as many mass killings as the days in the year.
But every day of the year, there is a mass killing. Every minute somebody is gunned down.
This time the people had the name of Islam.
But because of the circumstances in the world, fear is being used. Fear is used on the believers and the first thing that came to my mind
Was Espanola way near Milwaukee.
olara sufficient, he is the best to protect. And so I went forward into that land clearly as a Muslim into the land. And when the plane landed in Minneapolis, and I came out of the door,
out of the door was not police agents. But a Muslim sister was standing there. She was in charge of the bags that they put inside the side of the plane. And she was in full of good job. And she was smiling.
And she spoke to another Muslim sister, who was on the plane wearing hijab.
And when I saw the sister, it was like an angel out of paradise. It was a Bushra.
And I said to myself, why should I be the one who is afraid?
When I am supposed to be a man in Islam, and this is a woman who is taking a stand, who has no fear in her heart. And when she saw the other Muslim sister, she greeted her with sellouts.
And then I thought about what Allah subhanaw taala had said, in Valley como shaytaan you how we feel Oh, Leah,
for Latifah fu makafui in control, meaning that Verily, it's an illusion, it is the shaytaan who puts fear
in your hearts from his supporters? So do not fear them, but fear me? If you really claim to have faith, and this is our test, do we really have Amen.
But then major Republican leaders, the famous Trump made statements, that Muslims should be registered, then they should not be allowed in America, and even talked about concentration camps,
about putting Muslims in concentration camps. And this type of talk had not gone on since World War Two. And you will be surprised to know that in World War Two, when Japanese people, Italian people, German people throughout the Americas were put into concentration camps, even the famous David Suzuki, the famous scientist of Canada spent a number of years as a young person in a camp.
But they realized they were wrong.
And so the governments of America, the governments of Canada, apologize to the Japanese people apologize to them, recognize they were wrong. But still it comes up again.
Alhamdulillah a strong response came from the Muslims in America.
A strong response even came from responsible people in the United States, even the President of the United States condemned this talk. And people now around the world are discussing banning this reckless republican from entering their countries.
And so it is an illusion put in front of us. Yes, there is a reality and back of it. But Allah subhanaw taala is the one who has power over all things.
And I recall my time living in South Africa,
in a land where the Muslims had suffered under slavery, apartheid,
a terrible secret police
and the Malay Muslims, the Indian Muslims, the African Muslims, who had gone through this terrible torture. And I remember that many times. After Juma and many times when they gather together amongst themselves self, they would read from the court.
And I wondered why they would continue to read these verses from Surah Yunus. Surah Yunus verses 62 to 63. And they would read
Allah in the Olia Allah laughs how often are they him? Well known? Allah Dena amanu What can we attack? Ooh, la homall Bushra hayata dunya wolfville Akira lattre de la de Cali Mati la zelicah, who will fosun
they used to read behold, this is what Allah said.
They strengthen their hearts with the words of Allah. Behold, verily on the friends of Allah, there is no fear nor shall they greet
those who believe and constantly keep their duty to Allah.
For them are glad tidings in the life of this world and in the Hereafter, there is no change in the words of Allah. This indeed, is the supreme trials. And so Allah azza wa jal revealed to the prophet SAW salah and to us, that for only Allah. There is no fear and nothing for them to grieve.
And when the word Olia is mentioned to many people, they think it is a special category of people. Earlier like saints, but a lot explain what Olia
he said, Allah, Vina amanu What can we attack. This is the only are
those who believe and they have Taqwa.
They keep their duty to a lot they are the friends of Allah. And Allah show us that in this case, when it says laffan la him while our homie
La La him means they have nothing to fear in the future.
Nothing to fear in the future.
Well that homea has known and they should not be sad about what happened in the past.
So this versus dealing with the past, the present and the future,
that those mistakes that we have made, the weakness that we had, there's nothing for us to be sad about. In the La Jolla Villa de novo Jamia Verily Allah forgives, all sets
so we have nothing to be sad about.
And in the future, we have nothing to fear. This is the only of Allah subhanaw taala it is not a special category. It can be you it can be me if we try our best
to believe in Allah subhanaw taala that our Eman is Apolo Billy Sam, what does deep will called well MLB jawara that we say it with our tongues, we believe it in our hearts. And we practice. That is the full Eman. We don't just say it. We don't just feel but we implement in our lives. And with the sincerity. Even a small amount of faith a small amount of sincere action can be accepted by Allah azza wa jal
taqwa to fear Allah to hope in the mercy of Allah.
The consciousness that we are talking about, that is the position of Olia and Allah made this verse firm, laptop dealer, there is nothing to change the words of Allah.
This is the truth. This is the supreme achievement. And so as Muslims in the past went through fear,
as the prophet SAW, Selim gave the example they stood up for a loss upon which Allah
and they returned, and they were safe.
It was an illusion that was put in front of them, an illusion of evil and illusion of force. But the real power is with Allah azza wa jal. And we as believers today, the most important action right now is in ourselves.
Our circumstances can change. Individually we can change. As families we can change, as communities as nation, we can change but a lot put a condition on it. In the law, u v, Roma, B Coleman Hata, UK, Roma B and foresee him Allah will not change the condition of people until they change that which is in themselves. And so we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would help us to change whatever evil there is in our hearts. We pray that Allah azza wa jal would take pride and tribalism out of our hearts. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala would take fear of the dunya out of our hearts, we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would put yaqeen and put strength inside of our hearts in these difficult times. We
pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless those Muslim sisters who are standing up and wearing Hijab in the public. May Allah subhanaw taala bless them in this life and in the Hereafter. May Allah surround them with angels to protect them in everything that they do. And may Allah subhanaw taala give strength to the men of Islam, to stand up for the truth, to be tolerant to be strong, and stand as the Prophet Muhammad SAW seldom stood with his companions aku locally had a well stocked full lolly welcome when he started a Muslim medium and Columbian istockphoto inna who will
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