The Great Transition – Pivotal Moments In Islamic History #2
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu wa salam ala says oh walima Arkadin. nabina, Muhammad and rather early he was Harvey were men if Tada be Doherty he was tender Bisola T. EULA Yama Dean was salam to Sleeman kathira. My bad. I'll praise the due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be constantly showered upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the first and the last, and upon his family, his companions and all those who call to his way, and establish his sunnah to the Day of Judgment.
As to what follows my beloved brothers and sisters, to our friends, to our viewers, a Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah, Allah has blessed us to begin the second part of our study of the pivotal moments in Islamic history. And this really is an important reflective study.
Because I believe that what is happening in the world today, with the chaos, the calamity that is going on, Muslims have to look at our circumstances, not just on the outside, but to look on the inside.
We need to be able to reflect upon the past, the present, and then project to the future.
And that is part of the Islamic tradition, because we have learned that the Quran itself is 1/3. History.
US US 1/3 of the Quran itself, is dealing with creation, it's dealing with the prophets. It's dealing with historical events, human experience, the experience of the universe. And that gives us a scenario, a context that we can use to fully understand what is happening in front of us. And that is so important today, in the chaotic world, that we are living in. Because we are living in a time of deception. where human beings have developed the ability to make what is real, appear like it is false. And to make what is false, seem like it's true.
It is a time that the Prophet SAW Selim had said that the truthful person will be called a liar.
And the liar will be accepted as a truthful one.
Those who are trustworthy will not be trusted. And the untrustworthy people,
the lowest of the way by the time people, they will speak out as leaders on behalf of the masses of the people.
And sadaqa Rasul Allah. When they asked him who was this runaway Buddha.
And He answered them Alpha way sec.
He said his little evil men,
little wicked, corrupted people, who will speak out on behalf of the masses of the people.
And Sadaqa Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam we have come to these times. And we are living in this deception. And so we need to have that constant overview.
That ability to not get fooled by an image or by information that is flashed in front of us, but yet be able to reflect upon the full circumstances of what is actually happening around us. And the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. And I want to get this to change.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
has given us direction
and he told us in one
Hadith. So rock to come Allah Maha gentle beta. They love her Kandahar.
Laozi one Hi, Allah Halleck. He said, I have left you on a clear path. It's a clear way. It's night. It's like it's a day.
And the only one who will go off this path is somebody who is destined for destruction.
And so the path is there. But the evil one will be, well, the other Biller, and his companions have developed this ability to deceive, and to put wrong information in front of our eyes. So the question I want to reflect with you on as we go into our study of pivotal moments, because we don't want the study to just be taking some historical information just for it. No,
we want Ebro. We want lessons, deep thinking. That is the purpose of history. It is human experience, that Allah subhanaw taala has manifested to happen in the universe. And so the question I want to pose right from the beginning, and this is on the lips and the minds of people, can the Muslim nations can they rise?
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation?
Over 57 Muslim countries,
it comes together. And these are very important countries. But the question is,
when you look at the Muslim world, on the map, it's one thing, but in reality, there's a lot of destruction that has gone on.
And people are coming back from wars, from droughts, earthquakes, famines. And so this is a time of pricing.
Let's reflect a little bit.
Let's go back to 1945.
Now, this picture here, it's not rusted out today. This picture is Japan.
In 1945, when the Americans dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and they obliterated the society. They're not doing it in this incremental way as the the Israeli government is doing destroying sections killing the people, they just don't
hit it with one explosion, which caused a massive destruction.
But think about this 1945. And
then, if you
look at Gaza, see, look at the destruction. Think about the pictures that we are seeing of Azhar in Palestine today.
It's like a nuclear bomb was dropped upon the sections, especially the northern section, the central section, and it's going down to the southern section.
But the reality is, if we reflect by 1969, Japan had bounced back.
It bounced back. And it became one of the top economic powers in the world. So if you do the math, that's only 24 years. That's not even a lifespan. That's like two decades and a half. And they've gone from complete destruction. Now look at the area in the picture. And you see buildings built up. Businesses are happening. Society is thriving. It's only 24 years.
If you look also, at Berlin, this is Germany.
Destruction. Look at the buildings. Look at what is going on. Now. You think you're in Lhasa? Again, this is Berlin in 1945. When the Americans did and the allied forces did what they call carpet bombing. And we're actually seeing a form of this carpet bombing going on today, right in front of us, literal war crimes are being carried out right in front of us. But, again, do the math. In 1969. This is Berlin.
They bounce back. It was something miraculous in a sense. They had bounced back from other destruction, wasteland to be a thriving society, one of the leading economic powers in the world
What was it that did that? How will the Japanese people able to come back? This is a question that I oppose to people, Muslims throughout the world. And I asked myself, and I look, when I see the destruction in Gaza, if you have history in your mind, you have some hope. Because you realize that what is going on today has happened in the past. And we can rebuild.
You look at the situation they're in Reza. And you will see that mustard Oh my god. This is the Grand Mosque of Allah Almighty in Gaza, which is one of our historic centers. This has gone through destruction a number of times.
It was destroyed. It was changed. First it was a pagan temples and changed by the Romans into a church that it was liberated, became a masjid. But then it was destroyed by the Crusaders,
later on by the Mongols.
And following this event in World War One, it was destroyed. But hamdulillah Muslims were able to come back and rebuild the masjid rebuild the society. So we have gone through this before, in Hassan. This is not the first time
and we have resilience. And we were able to come back. But let's look at this the German people who are industrious type people, the Japanese people who are very industrious as well and are known to be selfless, hardworking, thinking about other people. These are all important qualities, right? Combined with the powers of the world who have destroyed their country, and realize that if they wanted to keep their provenance, they had to invest. They had to put their money where their mouth was. So by putting it together, they bounced back.
This is like a miracle. It's only 24 years. Now, when we look at the Muslim world,
today, and yes, there's a lot of destruction. But the reality is we have over 26%, it's nearing 30% of the world's population. We have large population.
We have all kinds of resources under the ground within our countries like oil and natural gas, and titanium and phosphates and uranium, especially some of the exotic minerals that are going to be going to be so important in making a transition into electric cars and making the transition into the new technology not using fossil fuels. That this new technology is a need of certain minerals that lie for the most part under our countries.
So we have great resources.
In Morocco, they have phosphates, which is really important. You go to the countries Mali, Sahara Desert, they have uranium,
even Somalia that you think of only a drought. And you think of Somali pirates and confusion. Somalia is a rich country, it has the largest coastline in Africa.
It has tropical sections,
great livestock that is endangered now by the drought, leading to the famine, but the potential is there.
We also have strategic positions. Now I want you to think about this too. When you think about the streets, like the streets going through the Red Sea. And now you see the ragtag band of the Houthis who are coming out of Yemen
coming out of being bombed and a famine.
Bodies are small, but their hearts are huge.
And they decided they will cut off the Red Sea.
They'll cut it off until there's a strategic ceasefire.
And it's working.
And so instead strategic places have the they don't have much resources. They don't have a huge army. But they're in a strategic position.
Right across the water from Yemen is Djibouti
and also Somalia. So think about that Red Sea. Think about the top of the Red Sea by the Suez Canal. That's Egypt.
Think about the Malaysians who said they will stop vessels coming into the Malacca Straits. And if you look at the Malacca Straits in Malaysia, you will see a key strategic waterway
that that is really important for strategic
shipping to be done, Malaysians are taking a stand.
And so we are in strategic positions all over the world.
The turret, the Turks strategic position, gas coming out of Azerbaijan instead of Mediterranean.
Think about Afghanistan.
Think about the Mediterranean Morocco, right at the tip of the mouth of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean.
Continue to go around the Muslim world and you will see strategic positions that we have. We also have huge standing armies. Hundreds and 1000s of men are standing around us.
This is a this is something which is hard to come to grips with. But if you've been to the Muslim countries, and I've been there and saw their soldiers, and so some of the countries like Turkey,
even Jordan, and many countries, they have troops, Algeria,
we have young people,
we have one of the youngest nations on Earth. The majority of our people
who are young, are under 25, the majority of our people, the young people. So we have youth, we have potential for the future. And we have great intellectuals, we have the ability to develop things out of nothing, look at the situations our countries have been in, we find a way to survive.
our our resources are almost endless. The Gulf region has some of the richest people on Earth. And if you look at rich families, you will see that that region is an extremely rich
region, we have power, or history of power. We were leading the world for centuries, the European Renaissance, came about through our contributions, taking what was in the past, and bringing it forward and making it usable for the present. So this is amazing the potential that we have. But this potential, when it's not being used, causes a type of frustration.
It's a frustration this frustration level is going to the max, especially now in looking at the situation in Gaza. And there is no logical human reason why people are still being bombed. Why are you killing children? Why?
The nations of the world what are the nations doing?
The Arab world, the Muslim world. And so this is frustration to try to understand what is actually happening in front of us.
It causes people to get into debates. And sometimes, especially on the social media
will waste a lot of time with trivia, arguing over trivia. And the Prophet SAW seldom said in one authentic hadith mob de la Coleman pot, powder Hooda killer who told Jeddah that people would not go astray after guidance
until they were given the art or ability to argue with each other.
And so they will argue over whether people should defend themselves or not. Whether people should sit in the face of tyrants, destroying their homes, killing them, and not defend themselves. Think about this. What's the argument?
And even if you are talking about comedians, you must obey your Amir's how many of those leaders in the Muslim countries are actually Amir's? They're not Amir's, they're secularly imposed families or presidents of gangsters. Neo colonial puppets will just put into place military people will just seize partners not at a mere.
So but again, that debate causes this confusion.
And so that leads us on now, this is an important equation keep this thing in your mind. Because people need change. We're all making dua for the change. But Allah did tell us
in Allah Allah you hey, you know my becoming hotter, you VEDA might be unforeseen. Allah will not change the condition of people until they change that which is in themself.
There's got to be internal change. So that internal change
Danger is very important, we have to look inside of ourselves. I believe the greatest issue now is not the colonial powers who are doing what they do. But it is our response to the colonial past. And that is crucial for us that we need to look into ourselves
to realize, and not spend time on trivia, and see ourselves as the people of the Qibla.
We are people of the Qibla.
Because when they are bombing us, killing us, they don't care whether you are Sunni, or Shia, wherever you are, they don't care. I was saying to a brother, one time, you know, who was so worried about mishap? What what school of thought, are you are you and this is a Sunday, Maliki or Shafi? You know, unbeli Hanafi, what are you? And I was trying to portray to him if you were, you know, being chased by gangsters, and you're running through the streets and you go down an alley and somebody opens up the door and looks at you and says slavery come come in? Would you say to that person? Are you a Hanafy?
No, you wouldn't say that. You say Alhamdulillah. There's a Muslim here, who saving my life. So we need to have that Ummah consciousness, that collective thinking, it is so important for us today in this very frustrating situation that we find ourselves in. So the question then first one leads to another. How can the Muslims bring about changes in the present chaos? How can we bring about now we know that the internal part is critical of changing our hearts and changing our character, you know, and whatnot? How does this change come about? Allah subhanaw taala has been merciful to us throughout Islamic history.
And given us at critical points, pivotal moments, pivotal moments, individuals, happenings, which pivoted history
took us from darkness into light gave us direction that we weren't really aware of. And so our study that we are continuing is to look at these pivotal moments. And
we're looking at now, the great transition. And this is the transition in at the end of the life of Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem, this transition that he made, and that the Muslim world made, you know, with his passing. Now, when we go back to this time, we see that Islam had become dominant. This is near the end of the life of the prophet saw Selim Had Allah subhanaw taala gave him the right to to die, to go transition to meet him or to live for a longer period of time. The prophets on Salam chose to meet Allah.
Around the same time,
armies were sent both
Romans were attacking Osama bin Zaid was sent to the north
Ramadan came process Elementor to add to calf, Angel Jibreel completed the Quran with him twice. So it solidified to hold the book of Allah subhanaw taala.
And its suffer right near the end. The Prophet SAW Salah made special prayer he went to Alba PA, you went to the graveyard and he made special to us. Okay, he made prayers for the shahada of God.
Okay, and so, this was the end and his intensify his his intensity, you know, his disease is fever intensified. And he was feeling the end.
And it's a long story, but but to to to summarize it. He went to the house of Ayesha radula went out there you remember, her house was attached to the masjid. And he went inside of her house. And this is where he actually passed away because that's where the grave is now.
And he was so sick that he did first he could only come out to lead Salatin. So sit down, he chose Abubaker to lead. That's a sign.
Okay. And he went back and he was really, really sick. He asked for a book, bring a book and let me give you some advice. And we dictate, you know, some advice and he gave some
My advice to his followers and he told them that, you know, the Arabian Peninsula now needs to be, you know, a land of Islam. Islam needs to be dominant throughout Arabia.
And delegations of people can come in the People of the Book. They can come in as they did to Medina. Although Mecca, Medina is not exclusively for Muslims, but delegations could we will come into the Arabian Peninsula, but it needs to be an island of Islam. Whatever servants that he had, he made sure you are free of any obligation to me. He paid his debts, right, he advised his family, and then he passed away in his lap at the age of 63 years and 44 days. Okay. So this, of course, is a transition in itself, right? This is this is a major transition, because this is the product so seldom now, passing away.
And this is a shock. And we all know the story. We've heard the story of Omar photogra de la one was so strong and so intelligent, but he just lost control of himself. He could hardly accept
that death of the province of salts Abu Bakr came along. Now because the dip went into the grave, went to the house of Aisha
uncovered the prophets of salaam
knew that he died and came out and said to the people, whoever is worshipping Mohammed, he has died. But whoever worship Allah, He is hydrogen layabout. He is ALIVE and He will never die. They will never die. Omar describes when when Abu Bakr said this, he said his knees buckled. And he literally felt
like he couldn't handle it.
And people were in shock.
It took some time to really come out of this shock. Because just think about it, you have the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam, you have the angel Jibreel giving revelation
it's you know, you are in touch with the Creator of the heavens in the Earth. You have a direct route to gender. You have a great leader in this dunya right now in this month, but now he's gone.
And so, this is a pivotal moment.
And this is where leadership comes in.
Because the leaders are crucial for the whole body is like the head of the body.
How we develop leadership. And this is the concept of Khilafah
Oh Khalifa as they would say in English. And the Prophet SAW Selim said that the feel of it, you know, after me in my OMA will last teller tell Athena Harmon 30 years, then there will be a kingdom, Tama, you're gonna work, it will last 30 years. Okay. So he recognized us this. And it's actually in his traditions. So he didn't set it up like a kingdom.
By the will of Allah, he didn't have any sons. And you can see divine divine justice and guidance in the fact that his sons were taken because obviously, if he had a son, everybody would want His Son to be the next leader, the king, because everybody has this king concept. There's no son.
The process of did not specifically mention anybody.
So you cannot say that he's favoring one over another. This is pivot moment. This is pivot, but he gave direction.
And he spoke about this concept of kala alpha.
And when you think about this concept, the concept of Khilafah we recognize that
the concept of the caliph is successor of the Prophet SAW Salem
is like a deputy representing the prophets advice agent representing the Prophet on Earth. Okay, so it's not a pope, in a sense, but it is like a deputy, instituting his teachings. And, according to what we learned, also from the Sunnah, it's not reserved to any particular family. Okay. So it's not necessarily reserved. There's some guidance as to what to do the favor this guidance about Quraysh especially, you know, in this
time when the Quraysh were the ones who the revelation came through them to one of their people. And many of the leading companions were from the Quraysh, and Mecca, which is the center, you know, of the Muslim world, you know, Mecca. That's the Qibla. Right? It was ruled by the by the Kurdish. So that made sense that would make it easy for the people in Arabia to come forward. But
a person cannot aspire to be the belief that somebody can say, well, I'm going to be the holy for the Muslims, like a political office, and then go around to his people to buy votes, and to go from door to door, you know, to get votes and to get help. No, you're not supposed to do that, with the office of the Khalifa, shorter is involved. And this is mutual consultation. So Assura has to be involved for the choosing of the Khalifa. Okay. And
the Khalifa then, is with the shooter, so he's leading the shooter, leading the whole
of the Muslim world. So the shooter can also disagree with the Khalifa. So it's not dictatorship, it's not kingdom, with the king decides, you know, whatever he wants no, the shorter as great authority. And if he's following the Sunnah, then he would be referring to the shoulder constantly, okay, when the Khalifa dies, remember these concepts when he dies, or becomes income incapacitated, right, he is not able to handle to heal to deal with his office properly, you know, then it's passed on to somebody else.
It doesn't have to be a coup d'etat, there's a shorter and the shorter panel held will occur, these people have the ability to bring things together, you know, they will know is not fulfilling his role is not being as this leadership. And so it can change. There's no problem with this. And but it's not supposed to be his son.
So think about this.
Once that something comes in you changing it now.
Now, there may be a case if a son is put forward and then the OMA accepts that person.
Okay, but not the Crown Prince concept. That is what is called Mulk. Okay, the Caliph also
is a human being. So we do not look at the Khalifa as having some supernatural powers. This is the way of the of the sadhana well,
he can make mistakes. And you find that people even said to whom I they took their swords, and they said we'll change with our swords, if we have to Omar.
So, he is a human being.
And Allah subhanaw taala
all over the place has given us the real truth about this, he told told us very clearly as sort of who you're at, in a chroma commander lie at Costco. That the most audit among you is the one in the sight of Allah is the One who is the most righteous.
It's not from a particular race or speaking like
Allah also told us in certain Nora that Allah has promised to those amongst you who believe and work righteous deeds, that he will grant them power in the earth
as he granted those before a stick laugh that Allah will make them Khalifa he didn't say Arab Quraysh particular family, he said no, those who do good deeds they do righteousness, Allah can give them power and authority in this
and we find in certainly sa verse 59, that Allah tells us why to Allah,
wa t you Rasul will remain calm. And all you believe you have any avenue or to Allah when a solo or you will believe, obey Allah, His messenger. We're all in agreement and those in authority amongst you.
So those who are given the Amana, those who are given the trust, obey them. See, these are direct
proofs to show clearly, this concept of centralized leadership that it needs to continue. It's not a prophet who has come given a message and then suddenly there's no more prophetic you
Leadership. See, the prophetic leadership needs to continue. Think about our Muslim world today. That's what we need today. We need prophetic leadership,
Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
If that really is, you know, a body that represents a true Muslim world, then there would be a Khalifa that would come out of that. And he would have here and obey, he will be the leader of the Muslims.
And so that's the concept of the real life and you know, in it's amazing that the Prophet SAW Selim, you know, he said that the the the Rightly Guided caliphs, they would last for about 30 years that you're going to get this Rightly Guided caliphs. Now, it wasn't necessarily talking about
Khalifa is could not come again. But this example,
this pivotal example for us to be able to follow, when we are in political difficulty, and we are in difficulty now,
was graphically shown to us look how, how amazing it is, remember 30 years right?
The first Khalifa was say that Abu Bakr Siddiq, but the last one, and he ruled for two years, three months and 10 days, approximately.
The next Khalifa was Omar but a hot tub rather long one.
And he ruled for approximately 10 years, six months and eight days
longer than Abu Bakr was man, really alone. He ruled for 11 years, 11 months, nine days.
Ali ibn Abi Taalib, Karim Allah who watch her.
He ruled for four years, nine months and seven days.
And as history has shown us, when a dispute rose amongst the Muslims,
and an extreme group went outside of Islam
and began to assassinate the leaders.
This is our coverage.
And when they succeeded in stabbing Ali
with a poisoned dagger,
and he was in his death throes.
They brought a sudden hustle.
And, and the Sahaba said, here's the lesson.
Do you accept Him as your successor, an ally, highly intelligent, pious believer? He said, I don't say yes. And I don't say no.
So he wasn't an eye on the fact that Hassan was a good candidate. But he's not saying yes, because then he would have changed it to a kingdom. Okay. And they eventually chose al Hassan.
And Al Hasan rattler one.
As a young man, he was put on the knee of the prophets of the Prophet took him and said, You will one day big peace between two warring armies, you will do this lesson. And in truth, the dispute will happen and you can study the fitna and you can go to our
online with it, as it's called groups and sects, cults in Islam, recovering all of this how the coverage came in the fitna and all of that is being covered, you can get it online.
Al Hasan became the Khalifa.
And it wanted to, you know, change the situation. And so Wow, yeah, really loved one who was one of the companions but disagree with Ali. He didn't assassinate him. But he disagreed. He had an army. They were in a dispute.
Last and said Take it. And he gave the leadership to wow yeah.
Hassan ruled six or seven months. So if you do the math, and you count with Abu Bakr, Omar Osman Ali, Al Hassan, add up these dates and it comes to 30 years, almost to the day
30 Just as the Hadith said.
But the Hadith also said after that there will be milk. It returned into a kingdom.
And wow, yeah.
Who started off ruling he was, you know, a fairly good ruler.
But his biggest mistake
was that he put his trust in His Son Yazeed. This is a major mistake, because Yazeed was not pious or not qualified. But by giving over his rule to your XID, see how he changed how he did do that?
From how you did it, and he changed it into a kingdom.
The pivotal point for us
is the feel of it.
That this Khilafah changed our way of thinking it was established for us. And we need to think about
the challenges that Muslims were facing. At that time, we recognize the fact that Islam had spread rapidly.
Within 100 years had gone to China, far north to Chechnya, Dagestan, deep south to the Swahili coast of Africa, West all the way to the to Atlantic, nothing moves like this before. They didn't have mass communications. This is a big challenge. How do you keep things together?
There was also
a lack of genuine knowledge amongst the masses of the people because Islam spread fast. So if you're in the periphery region, far off in China or high in the mountains, deep in the desert, you don't have that much access to straight knowledge. So you will tend to follow what you already believed.
Arabic language to be able to go to Arabic, the majority of the people quickly became not Arabs. And so this is part of the challenges that they faced. Think about this. And these people are pouring into the heartlands of Islam. That title was Basra and Coover and Damascus, Mecca, Medina, people pouring into the hotness and wealth is coming in. The Persian Empire attacked him from the east, Muslims responded, it felt the wealth of Persia came Roman Empire attack from the north, Muslims responded, it felt wealth came in an unbelievable amount of wealth was pouring into the hands of the Muslims. Also all types of people mixing together, which is good to a certain extent, but the
process of getting people to be practicing Islam. If you don't have a system to do that, then you're going to find all types of thinking and all take a turn to conspiracies, especially in Iraq. Because Kufa was a hotbed of conspiracies. You remember the Quran talks about magic that said, magic was first instituted in Iraq in Babylon, go back to server two Bacara to angels who wrote and modeled. So this is the same area in Babylon, where magic is developed. And you will see the magical cults, they will all go back to that area, in terms of their sources. And so in Kufa, there's underground groups. There's all types of concepts that are coming in. And there are aristocrats who want to take
over again. So these are these are big challenges facing the Muslims. But it was in the hands at that time of the whole of Russia. And they set a beautiful example for us. And we want to look at some of their reactions, you know, as part of this pivotal moment to see the reactions and and to see, you know, what we can benefit from today. And that is so important to us in the situation that Muslims are facing today. Now, what is the response of Abu Bakr Siddiq
because a deep took over Islam is spread around the Arabian Peninsula.
He is he finds himself in authority.
He finds the troops are moving out defending Islam. Arab tribes are coming in. Some of them don't have teachers. There's even Leia prophets. So Abu Bakr Siddiq is firm.
He takes a strong stance, and many of the scholars say that if it was not for our workers so deep that the whole armor would have been destroyed.
That's the kind of leader that we need today. Now, think about this.
because we have Muslims today will do a little bit here and there and you have all types of, you know Islam. There were people who came in the Muslim world tribes, who actually said we will practice Islam will make Salaat but we're not going to pay zakat.
Think about this now.
I will back us deep said and I read from the texts that when the news came to him,
he said that
if they do not pay
even one little rope
in this cat, I will fight them.
There's no compromise
because this is the foundation of the religion. You can't break up the digital foundations and accept one pillar and don't accept another pillar. Even Omar was a little bit shaky. Okay, wait a minute, you know, let them do the first two and then they can he said no. No compromise at this point. He took a bold stance against these people who probably had the wrong intentions. And Omar later after the Muslims were sent out to correct these people who are called Allred. These are apostates motet because they literally a Palestinian if you deny a pillar of Islam, then you are apostate you have gone outside the foot.
Omar leader admits Abu Bakr was correct.
He took a strong stance, even though he is not a powerful physical man like Omar.
He is not known for this is kind of soft to this character, but not for the deen and that's the kind of leadership we need today. To be firm in the deen.
No compromises unless we absolutely have to. So this is the leadership of Abu Bakr so deep. The Lie of prophets came people who are claiming to be prophets coming up in the Arabian Peninsula. Abu Bakr Siddiq, send Khalid Ibn Walid, deal with these people. No compromise, you're not going to claim that your prophets, especially in the Arabian Peninsula, we're not going to take this. And so he took a strong stance in dealing with these people. And so, this was a pivotal time.
It was a transition from prophethood De Beauvoir
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prophethood, into the Khalifa rule,
the representative of the province on Sunday.
That is a template that was set for the Muslim world. We are searching for answers now.
As long as we are nation states, as long as we don't really feel for our brothers and sisters, the way we feel for our families, we feel for our tribe, look at some of these Muslim countries. If you attack them on their borders, they go all all their soldiers around the board. But Palestine, Gaza, Marshall Aqsa,
we're supposed to have more of a reaction than just for our own tribal personal properties.
And so this is a pivotal moment, which shapes the thinking of Muslims that we need to develop, to come out of this situation.
And if we can't do it, our next generation has to have that type of thinking. If the older generation has become too soft, to colonial in their mind, slaves in their mind, even though their body is supposed to be free, then the younger generation needs to come out of this.
So I want to open up the floor for any questions that anybody may have. How you can put it into the chat. Any questions concerning this pivotal moment in the history of Islam?
Yeah, should we have one question right here, before the end of times the ummah will be united. So does this mean borders between some countries will be dissolved?
Yes, I mean, we're talking about before the end of time. So we have to recognize that
the Prophet SAW Selim did predict there will be some major signs even before the end. And we know that there is you know, ddd coming of easily Salam,
there is the Tagil the Antichrist
who will be coming
There's your Fusion, my Jewish, Gog and Magog. You know, in these times there's going to be a major world war. So when this world war comes about this Armageddon, Bell Hamal Cobra,
I don't believe that that the present day, borders are going to actually stay the same. Because this is going to be a world war. And Allah knows best, there's probably going to be nuclear weapons. So when those bombs go off, also the earth is turning against us. You know, and this earthquakes and disasters come, these little borders of these nation states are not going to mean anything. The present day United Nations, which is more of a talk shop than anything else, is not going to have any major effect when the Armageddon comes when this melodrama actually comes into the world. And so, yes, things are going to change
our passport, if you have one. It might not say Pakistan or Saudi Arabia, or Libya. You know, instead, you know, it might say Islam or Stan, if we can use the word, right? Your Muslim, your passport is La Ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah on Sunday. So those times are coming. We're an apocalyptic types, it's already happened. And we can see how the world has changed, and how things are going out of control. Even after the events of October 7, you can see what is happening in the world. And you know, there are more events
waiting for us. There's no doubt about it. And they are predicted they are to come as we move toward the day it was election.
So I want to open up the floor for any, any other questions that anybody has, concerning, you know, our science.
This question is,
why is there such?
Why is there such downplaying of West Africa's contribution to Islamic civilization? Okay, this is a little bit off of our topic.
it's part of the ignorance and the colonialism that we have been involved in. If you actually go into Islamic history, if you read the writings before the colonial period
of Islamic historians, you see, even Katya and
many of Assadi and you know, many of the great Islamic historians, the Muslims were known in West Africa. They were they were part of the Timbuktu was actually known. And the people of Takara. Were making Hajj from way back in the 10th century. So Muslims were known, they were in the books, they were part of the Middle East NADs and the chain, especially in the Maliki school of thought, the colonial period divided us. And so the French had one section, the British, the Italians, the Germans, and they cut the people off, how languages were being changed. The official languages became European languages, and not you know, Arabic or native languages. And so it is part of the
ignorance and the the colonial mentality that came about with people that that Inshallah, you know, is, you know, hopefully will be changing. Now, the question is saying,
you know, I read about Jesus second coming, however, found it a bit. There is a bit here due to it may it may be the narrator's time and differences. Can you enlighten us on the passage of the Second Coming of easily Islam? Yes, it is. Definitely authenticated, you know, by you know, it's in the Quran and by our writings in the province of Salam said, you know, how will you be, you know, when Isa, sort of Mariam comes down, has Hackerman Otherland, he will come down as a righteous leader.
And he will break the crosses and kill this one, he will raise the tuition tax. So he clearly in this hadith, Issa is going to come it's described in Damascus. But it appears if you look at the signs, this is the time of Armageddon or the melodrama. You know, this great world war and Allah knows best, how close we are. This comes about.
a great leader is coming out of the Muslim world and but at the same time, that gel is coming. This is the Antichrist, and this is the Great Deceiver, and we are close to jail. I wouldn't say he's here now, but the forerunners of the jail are already
We're setting the stage. So we're very close, Allah knows best how close we are. Because time is moving so fast, it could be within the next five years, 10 years. It could be 20 years, we cannot put a time,
date or date on it.
But we know that it is very close. And we know that easily Salam was not killed, he was not crucified, he rose and he will return. So, inshallah we hope it is soon, but that time is destined to come.
Very close. The
question is, what significance does the area of Shem or Palestine play in the return of Prophet Isa laceless
the area of a Shem or Syria
is very significant. Here when I say blood has shown, it actually takes in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan,
Syria, you know, parts of Iraq, parts of Turkey, yeah, all that is like Billa Billa the shame and this is a very important area. And it appears that the crux of this bell hammer will be taking, you know, place there, although it will be in other parts of the world as well. Probably like a World War. The coming of easily Salam will be from According to our sources in Damascus. So that is in Syria in addition.
So, this very important area
and it is of great significance to us. There is also some discussion surrounding what is called a Tiverton, mon Sol, and this is a victorious party with the province of Salam said they are destined to continue to fight or hold up the banner of Islam. Even if everybody falls away.
They will continue. Now, some traditions came and said, they will be found that the Prophet said there'll be an Shem to be in Syria, or in Palestine, but these traditions are really not fully authenticated.
But what we can say is that the story of atonement surah is around and we see strong stances being taken. You're in the area of Philistine you know and sharp. So this is a crucial area for us.
For the coming of the future, we have to remember that these areas are important and sacred, but the people are not necessarily sacred right. There are some who do good and there are some who do.
Next question is saying will Palestine ever be liberated? Yes, without a doubt, that area will be liberated. In our authentic hadith that it is clear that a major war will come about a great leader called MADI will be leading the Muslims. The antichrist, you know is there
causing confusion. He may even be part of this temple that they're trying to build there in Jerusalem. But easily Salam will come and according to our traditions, he will kill the de JAL around the area of load. And load is where Ben Gurion Airport is in present day Israel.
So this will come about easily Salam liberates the whole area, the body even before that time is liberated, you know most of this area but he says time totally liberated. And during his time there will be International Peace. Peace will come all over the earth. We'll have there. So we believe that that will come. I know it's difficult.
It's important to understand history. That's why I say just study the history of my master Romani. You can even Google this, the Grand Mosque of Gaza and Omari mosque and you will see it was destroyed before the land was taken over
by the Romans. It was taken over by the Crusaders Jerusalem itself they were like 91 years in Jerusalem. They use martial Oxo you know for their for their day their horses. pigs were in the masjid. Okay, but it was liberated. Sultan Salahuddin Rahim Allah, he was liberated
via the masjid destroyed.
bongos came after this, and they destroyed everything. They didn't destroy Jerusalem, but they destroyed us.
The Masjid was stone Rubble, bongos, but they were destroyed.
needed by the mom Luke's came out of Egypt so times the sacred iniquitous Rahim Allah. They rebuilt the masjid
from Rubble, back Versa, back driving World War One British, with their weapons destroyed the masjid, it was rebuilt.
So it's I know it's hard for us, we have to keep in touch with our history and believe, have the resilience that will help with the Palestinian people to Muslims and rebuild that area.
Put it in the next generations, we're not going to leave this area to come back to rebuild it, as it was rebuilt in the past in Sharla.
Now the question is saying I read that when the MADI comes, Muslims are encouraged to join him, even if we have to cross over ice. Can you talk about this? Yes, you know that there are some traditions that the muddy muddy appears that if you see your the mighty coming, if you see black flags, even coming from the area of what I said, which is now like Afghanistan, if you see these flags, and you gotta go over ice, you know, call them meet them. Now, we, there's more you have to combine the Hadith with other Hadith and with reality, because the ambassador Khilafat, who ruled the Muslim world, after the time of the Prophet was all about 150 years after his time. And they ruled for a
number of centuries, they used to use a black flag.
And there are other people who use the black flag. Okay, so it's not just the flag, but it is a righteous group. Who if they come from that area of Orissa and the other the righteous group, the other group that is predicted that the mighty could be from amongst
okay, there's also tradition saying that the Mardi we know will be found in between the Yemeni corner and the Blackstone in Mecca. you slay her hula hoop V Leila. Allah will repair him in one day
So there we got to put the traditions together and work as hard as we can and pray that Allah azza wa jal would bring back that leadership, you see what this body represents? Remember the pivotal moment, Khalifa prophetic leadership, not secular leadership,
not tribal family leadership book, but prophetic leadership. This is what is going to get us out of this dilemma that we are in move towards the liberation of all of our debts. And Allah knows best.
So I leave you with these thoughts. I don't know. Are there any other questions are to meet? I don't see anything on the chart here at this point.
I don't see any other inertia. Okay, so we're gonna go on next week. And we're going to again, look at pivotal moments, where with the whole of our Russia, Dean, pivotal moments, important lessons for today. That can help us not only in the general Muslim world, but in our communities, in our own lives. And all that we do pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bring about a true ceasefire and help our brothers and sisters in Gaza and the Philistine and help our brothers and sisters the Rohingya Muslims and Uighur Muslims, Sudan. Really bad situation. May Allah lift this this fitna after the Sudan be allowed lift that trumped help the Muslims that are there in Somalia, and all the places
where Muslims are suffering. I leave you with these thoughts. And I ask a lot to have mercy on me and you are accurate that 100 gang up in Alameen wa salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh