Toronto tragedy – How should we respond
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Islamic Institute of Toronto, Published on Apr 27, 2018
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our praise due to Allah Lord of the worlds
and surely the best reward ultimately is for those who have Taqwa.
And surely there is no animosity except for the oppressor.
And I'd be a witness that allows one and has no partners.
And that Mohammed, the son of Abdullah, is a servant and his last messenger. And may Allah always constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed to his family and his companions, and all those who call to his way and establish his son, to the Day of Judgment.
As to what follows I begin by reminding myself and you of the critical nature of taqwa, the consciousness of Allah,
the ability to hear a law and to obey, to guard ourselves against evil.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed in his mighty book in many places. The concept of taqwa the importance of taqwa, that it is a shield for us, to protect us spiritually, not only around other Muslims, but outside in the world.
And taqwa itself bears fruit as the tree bears fruit talk while also bears fruit, and inserted unfurl. In the 29th verse, inserts will unfold Allah subhanaw taala has revealed to us Oh you who believe.
If you fear Allah, if you have Taqwa, he will grant you a criterion, a photon, he will release you from your sins forgive you. And Allah is the master of great bounty. So here Allah azzawajal ties in the concept of taqwa in tako law, Judge Allah conferred upon if you have the consciousness of a law, if you culture this taqwa, then you will receive a photon
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in His beautiful tafsir federal qadeer in looking at this photo Khan showed us that this refers to the Battle of galoob workqueue wattle, basa air hosta hedaya. He mentioned three elements that this criterion which separates truth from falsehood, this is one of the basic qualities of the four paan It will also consolidate the hearts the battle loop
and that will give us insight that we can look into affairs, not on the outside, but to look on the inside. And finally, it will give us the best of guidance from Allah azza wa jal
Oh, you who believe.
the whole country was in shock.
And the news reports came out of a man who rented a white van and he crashed into people on Yonge Street, went on the sidewalk.
It was a horrific event that was unfolding in front of the eyes of the nation.
And the first thing that came to my mind and I'm sure many of you also, I said, Oh Allah, please make that he's not a Muslim. That he would not be a Muslim. This is it.
unified feeling that probably all of us had. That's the first thing that comes in your head.
Many of the people in the nation they self said, especially the right wingers
had an agenda. The masses of Canadian people confused. But the right winger islamophobes went to work.
And they said, No, this is an Islamist. This is a terror attack on Canada. And they tried to spin they tried to spin their web, but it came forward that his name was Alec minassian,
which is Armenian name. And less than 1% of Armenian people are Muslims. How then can you spin your whip? one of their top islamophobes said no, his name is not allocates a leak. And he has a Middle Eastern accent. He has a Middle Eastern look about him. So they tried to spin the whip.
And naturally, the whole country was in shock. condolences poured in. And we as part of this nation also send our condolences here from the IIT and all throughout the Muslim communities, because of the shock that we felt as Canadians for something like this happening on our shores. But a skeptic might say, how can you send condolences is not they're not Muslims.
They're not Muslim. They didn't. It wasn't a mosque that he hit.
But we have to remember that the Prophet Muhammad SAW Selim came as rotten little out I mean, he came as a mercy to all of humanity.
And it is reported that wildland Medina, he was sitting with his companions, and a janazah came by with a Jewish man. And he stood up for the janessa. And they said, Why would you do this? He said, is it not a soul?
So he recognized the humanity and he respected the person and what was happening.
But what is important for us again, the three elements that Mr. Michel Kenny spoke about. The first one the battle kulu
that the taqwa we are trying to gain will consolidate our hearts. Last week was a test. Feel your heart, feel the pressure that you were under, at that point in time. And realize this is a test from Allah subhanaw taala. But those who have Taqwa the stronger your connection is with the Creator of the heavens and the earth, then the stronger and more consolidated your heart and your inner being will be.
The second element was quwata lasagna.
And that is
insight, the insight into what is actually happening.
It came to the surface
that this individual
and Facebook confirmed that he had put out threatening posts on his Facebook page. And he is quoted to have said, the insell Rebellion has begun.
We will overthrow the Chad's and Stacy's All hail the supreme gentlemen, Elliot Rodger.
This is a coded message. And it's important for us as Muslims not to be blind as to what is happening in this society, but have an Islamic understanding of what is going on.
The insell movement, according to what is now been gathered about it is involuntary celibates it is male, mostly white males, who cannot relate to the opposite sex.
The Chad's and Stacy's of wit, they are against our attractive people who have normal relationships. Elliot Rodger
was an American, a woman hater, who was frustrated, and in 2014, he killed six people in California.
And so this other kid says All hail
to Elliot, the rebellion has begun.
And in any type of logic, this is a twisted form of terror,
to try to put fear on the society, that their culture would be understood, but in total, bizarre a return to Allah
Also pachala because the whole of this cult is based upon adultery and fornication.
And Allah subhanaw taala told us clearly in Surah to Israel, verse 32,
one at Takara Xena, in Nauvoo kennefa. He schatten wasa Sabina, Allah said do not come close to adultery,
because it is a shameful deed.
And it's an evil way, Wazza sebelah.
It is an evil way more fascinating, look deep into this. How is it an evil way? It opens up the roads to many forms of evil. It destroys the basis of the families.
It destroys relationships in society. And it's interesting because the morphus said he even spoke about the fact it can cause feuding and murder. Murder can come out of it.
It will also cause the bonds of society to be broken apart.
And so this adultery and fornication, which is now widespread, well, yeah, they'll be law. traveling throughout the land. Allah subhanaw taala told us as Muslims, and we need to seek refuge in Allah, don't come near it.
And so that means the pornography, the things which are being posted at us on our handheld devices, avoid immediately. Don't come near it, because it is an evil abomination. And now we see how it has even impacted the minds of individuals in society, where they would take life
based upon something which the Creator of the heavens and the earth has called fascia
is called a shameful, immoral D.
O you who believe
the third part
of the fruits of taqwa, horsnell hedaya guidance. And while things are happening in front of us, guidance is also coming to us.
guidance is coming. And we need to look at the greater picture of things and the mercy that Allah subhanaw taala has given to this oma
last week, I attended the world Muslim minority summit in Istanbul, Turkey, and their 250 delegates from 100 countries, minorities came together
to dialogue with each other, to discuss with Islamic leadership, what is happening to them
in the struggle that Muslims are facing all over this world.
And we were addressed by the leadership of the Turkish nation.
And a great honor with President Raja Tae You are the one
the key part of his message was while testing will be horribly laggy Jimmy, well, let's
hold on to the rope of Allah all together and be not divided. As Allah azza wa jal has told us. The President also said clearly,
differences should not be an obstacle to love, and brotherhood.
He said, like the Qibla, the hearts of all Muslims are the same, despite their locations around the world.
And then he went on to say Islam is the only religion that can respond to the depression, facing modern humanity. It's the only way out. And he continued by saying Muslims have no problem in living together in peace with other religions, and never had a problem throughout history.
And so that unity, the essence of unity, the importance of coming together, knowing each other's problems, and standing as one force. And this is a message which is now spreading throughout the minority Muslim groups throughout the world. And we need to now keep it in our minds as we are under this tremendous pressure
by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala to this oma and to each one of us individually. Shahada Ramadan Mubarak is close to us.
And we pray that we would have the opportunity to live in this month and to gain the pleasure to gain this closeness to Allah subhanaw taala. And so, I want to leave you with 10 points with seven points. seven points to consider. Now, in this situation we find ourselves, Islamophobia, touching individuals all throughout our society Alhamdulillah. in this society, we have intelligent people.
We have people who are rising above this, but we cannot be silent and we cannot be stagnated. Number one,
we need to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala. We need to culture The taqwa and benefit from the month of Ramadan, it is the best possible time to come close to the Creator of the heavens in the earth. Number two,
we need to increase the practice of the sooner it is the way of the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim. Whenever they found themselves under attack. When they found themselves in difficulties, they would look and see how much of the Sunnah of the Prophet Am I practicing?
How close Am I to the example of the last messenger to humanity, also nephila to do extra things for Allah subhanaw taala and use the month of Ramadan because by doing enough of that, we will get reward greater reward,
do extra things, not just what we have to do compulsory
but take it a step further now, let us go further in our development. Number three,
seek alliances amongst oppressed people all around us seek alliances, we are under this Islamophobia. But we have allies in this society, you have allies, in your school rooms, you have allies at your work. You have allies, even in government positions, seek alliances with right minded people. Number four, with the rise of Islamophobia, we need to build a strong defense to strengthen our masjids to defend our leaders, especially the ones who stand up to support our lawyers are advocates. Those who are advocates and lawyers support them, because they will be on the front lines. Also, let us give extra in this month, to our welfare agencies to those who are dealing with
the poor and the needy around the world. This is one of the greatest forms of Dawa, one of the greatest ways to get close to Allah subhanaw taala.
to empower young Muslims. Young Muslims need to be empowered with skills, skills development training,
we need to have them
capable of dealing not only with Islamic issues, but dealing with issues in the greatest society, because all of it is from the will of Allah. Young people need positive role models. And each adult here needs to consider himself or herself to be a role model.
And if we can do what's right, then our young people will see what is right, even in the world of darkness. Number six, keep vigilant. keep our eyes open.
Every time you come in the masjid look around in the parking lot. When you are on the street, keep your eyes open. See who is around you. If you see another Muslim, on the bus, on the train on the society, especially a sister that be in a position to help that system.
Even if she's not from your nationality,
or she's not from your linguistic group, but we need to keep our eyes open and to be vigilant. And number seven, in this situation of pressure that we are under, we need to forgive each other.
We need to have forgiveness for other Muslims especially to ease up on other Muslims as a prophet Mohammed Salah Sallam said yes sido will lead to a zero.
Make it easy, don't make it difficult, be positive bashira will lead to a pharaoh be positive look at the greater picture of things. The world is going through tremendous changes now and there is something developing in the Muslim world. With all the difficulties we are facing. There is something that is
and we believe in Allah subhanaw taala. And we believe that ultimately, the good and the righteousness and justice will prevail.
So I leave you with these thoughts.
And I asked Allah to have mercy upon all those who have fallen down in this world. We ask Allah subhanaw taala especially to have mercy on the children of the home of Mohammed Salah Salah. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect the dignity of the women of the home of Mohammed Salah Salaam. We ask Allah azza wa jal to give strength and guidance to the men of the oma of Mohamed Salah. And we ask a lot to raise up leadership in the Muslim world to take us from darkness into light. And we ask a lot to make our last word to be Kelly Mullah ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam akula Kali howdah rollstock Fulani welcome when he started the Muslim medium and Columbian
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