Channel: Abdur-Raheem McCarthy
AbdurRaheem describes the importance of Al-Quds, and reminds us that these days are not the only days in which Jerusalem has come under attack – so the ultimate question is “What is our Role?”
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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam
now, for about two weeks,
the Muslims around the world
feel the pain
of the announcement
that Jerusalem l coats
will soon be
the capital of what is called Israel.
And time and time again, we see the enemies of Islam
who attack the Muslims
trying to take alkaloids from the Muslim in
and we ask ourselves
why is Jerusalem so important to the oma of Islam?
Allah subhanho wa Taala
when he described for us in the Quran,
the land of baited mcnelis of Jerusalem of Palestine in his 80s areas, Allah subhanho wa Taala called it out the mocha desert, the Holy Land. Allah subhanho wa Taala described it as being a lead of Baraka sapan and lead the SRB AB de la laminal menstrual haraam ll measure that up saw a lady bharatnet hola who supernal law the one who has sinned it with his servant from Mecca Mashallah haram to administer that up saw that we have blessed it's surrounding areas a place of Baraka,
the place that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
When he went there, he led the other mbls in the prayer and ascended there to the heavens to Allah subhana wa Taala.
One of the only messages
that were allowed to travel to visit as Muslims as it was narrated by Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim led to shoot the Rehan do not travel to visit except for three massages. The measure them Hello, I'm in Mecca, and the motion of the prophets that Allahu Allah He was Selim and it must be that
this was the first Kibler that the Muslims ever prayed to.
At any time in Mecca, the Muslims used to face baiting muchness they would face inputs when they would pray, and for 16 or 17 months, as it was narrated and slain behind in Sahih Muslim when they move to Medina, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the companions also faced beaten up this
the great reward for praying in this Masjid it's very famous that it's 500 salats. But perhaps the more authentic narration is 250 and some narrations 1000, perhaps the most authentic is 250.
Nonetheless, the scholars all agree of the great reward of traveling to pray in these great messages.
One of the only four messages that the digital will not be able to enter, as it was confirmed and narrated in the Muslim Imam.
We know that he can't enter Mecca and Medina. But in the Hadith, which came in the Muslim female, Mohammed is in for messages, that the jail will not be able to enter the Muslim and Mecca and the measure of the prophets that Allahu Allah he was selling them. And the merchant of abou Where's where Allah subhana wa, tada spoke to musante salaam, and I'll mess them up. So these are the four messages at the jail will not be able to enter. And because of this,
this high status that it has in our religion, it's something that's very, very important to us. It's something that is from either from our belief or something that we're not going to roll over and just let happen and humbler every time that the enemies of Islam
took the measure the lab saw or tried in the last panel what Allah sent someone to take it back from this oma and a law will send again from this oma who will take it back in these days, inshallah Tada.
What's important, my dear brothers and sisters, is that we don't sit around what happens now all the time in the days we live in, is we want to play the blame game. We want to blame other people, other countries for what's going on with emotional upset and what is important, and what is really significant is that each of us
take some time and reflect and ask himself What is my role
because we're very good at blaming others.
They should be doing this. And this one should be doing that. And they shouldn't be doing that. And if it was like this, it would be like that. What about you? What about me? What is our role? And this is very important. If we want to be victorious as oma, when it comes to elevated up this when it comes to outputs.
It's not just about the role of certain governments. We're always blaming this government or that governments.
We need to realize some things. First of all, the people who are ruling How did they get there? Through the people through us.
So if we're oppressors, they're most likely those who rule us are going to be oppressors as well.
We'll get that he can only Baba volley Mina Baba. Allah made it clear that we will make those who are the oppressors and the wrongdoers will make them allies to one another.
What do they do to deserve this be my counter Yahtzee boon with that which they earned that was their doing. We have to look at our actions. Before we look at the actions of others and blame others. We know the principle that the Quran teaches us in the law allow you to might be a foreman had
to see him a lot doesn't change the situation of the people until they change the situation of themselves. First.
We're sitting around blaming others for what's going on, what are we doing?
What's our roll? This is what we need to ask ourselves first. Because I can't go to the top and make changes. I don't have that ability and either Do any of you.
We can advise. We This is how it should be. But the one thing that I can change is myself is my family.
Those close to me we can make changes there.
It's important that in our own households, that outputs is part of our DNA that our children, our families understand inputs, even as some of the scholars said hanging pictures in our in our house, and letting our children know of the importance of something might seem small, so I'm gonna be a nice decoration, but it has meaning behind that picture.
This is our Masjid. This is where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam ascended to the heavens. This is where he led the NBN prayer.
The great reward the great place to put Lisa Baraka, the Holy Land, this is it.
This needs to be part of our DNA.
And we need to never forget because this is what the enemies want. They want us not really to make a big deal about it. To kind of forget it. Tell us what happened happened. Tell us what can we do about it.
And when they made this move, how do they make the move, they made it certain individuals, certain leaders didn't care about their thoughts and that's when they made the move. But when the people that oma stands up and Alhamdulillah
many people we've heard of those, some from governments from individuals who have come out and spoken against this will hamdulillah
and it's something that we will never accept as Muslims. This is the land that Allah subhana wa tada gave to the Muslims. And we will continue in shallow tada to be the rulers of imports in shallow Tada. But each one of us has to step up and do what he can do.
And we look at the issue of being victorious as an omen. When it comes to all of our offense, it goes back to certain principles.
Allah subhanho wa Taala made it clear to us in the Quran.
What kind of help and Allah knows to remove meaning. Allah subhana wa Taala said that it's incumbent upon Allah tala was the fourth element meaning
meaning and meaning. alleles add on their tongues only
are the ones you see the man in action
when our Eman is in our hearts and then on our tongues and it shows up in our actions. That's what I'm also panna wattana is going to support us and make us victorious. When we support the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has promised us that he will support us
yeah, you alladhina amanu in Tanzania law young circum with a bit of demo. Oh, you have believed support a law and a law will support you and He will make your feet firm.
That's when we're going to prevail when we support the religion of Allah subhana wa Tada. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made it very clear, crystal clear. And the
How do you think it was narrated in Sudan who
when the Prophet said alone while he was
lm mentioned different distractions from the dunion like being involved in the business transaction of an arena which is a haram way of buying and selling, and that we're distracted by following our candles and our agriculture, distracted all different affairs of the dunya This is our main concern, and that we leave fighting and struggling in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala what happens when we get involved in this? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said sudden local law who alikum bulan that a law will put a humility upon you he will humiliate you and this is the situation of the oma
what is the pure how do we get out of this situation that when then he said lay out
uncle tells you really didn't come along without raise this humiliation from amongst you are from upon you until you return to your religion.
This is the only way and that starts My dear brothers and sisters with us. Not always waiting for the others to do it. So I say if this ruler or that ruler, or this individual or this country or that country, if they start to do it, they will do it
doesn't make sense start with yourself. It all starts within with ourselves. Once we start as individuals and then the hair spreads and the oma starts to return to their Deen so panela as a Muslim now, my mocha descent my holy sites are being attacked
or being taken from me in front of my own eyes. And I'm just gonna wait for somebody else at least I'm going to be a good Muslim within myself. So you know what? This is because our the new our sins is because we've turned away from Allah subhanho wa Taala therefore, what I can do myself, I can return to my Deen and practice my Deen and myself into my family
and inshallah Tada. That's the domino effect. It starts with one individual then two within three until the oma returns and shoveled Tana.
If we want the support from Allah subhana wa Tada. We want to be victorious. We need to know what is the objective? Is it just that we have a foot and we say it's ours, or what is the objective of having it
and one of the most difficult times
that the oma went through when the slowly been the Crusaders when they came and they took Britain muchness for around 90 years, and they killed 1000s and 1000s of the Muslims slaughtered them. The blood went through the streets of inputs
until the loss of power what's Allah sent from this oma
and 583 from the higit off so la sala de la la UB Rahim, Allah tala. He entered
on a Friday on Juma what was the first thing that he did? And I want you to pay attention to what I just said a minute ago. What is the Hadith? What is the objective of having a foot for the oma? The first thing he did? From the first things he did after he cleaned up the area and he removed the crosses, they made the event and they made the establishment of Salatu Juma the Juma prayer after 90 years when it was forbidden.
Allah Dina and McKenna who fill out a form of Salah was the cat Amaro Bill maroof. Wonder why mooncup warilla people to remove those if we give them the establishment, they give them the authority upon Earth, the law makes it clear and this is what do they do? They establish the prayer. They give the Zakat
and they call to that which is good. And they forbid that which is evil, and to a law returns all of the affairs. This is the objective by establishing the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala once baked in love this comes back to the Muslim and this is the objective not just to have it to say it's ours. That but to establish the religion there and upon the earth. This is the objective of the Muslim.
We want the most apana wattana. to support us.
We have to realize some of the things that we need
some of the tools that's going to help us be victorious
and the AI and throttle and fan. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us three of the key objectives three of the key things or the three tools that will help us be victorious as an omen.
Well, I'll do law water Sula, who the first thing
the most important thing, obey Allah and His Messenger solo hunters to obey a law and to obey His Messenger. The second thing while acting as though and do not differ amongst yourself, not disputes and
what's meant by this difference? The difference? Not do I pray like this or you pray like this? No, it's not what we're talking about. We're talking about issues. We're talking about the difference that makes us separate one another.
We go into different groups,
this group, that group, my group, your group,
this is what alosa panel ATOL is talking about.
Don't defer amongst yourselves.
What happens what's the result of this different alone makes it very, very clear in the eye, and reflect on the situation of the oma today, when the losses will add to nasm for dev Shalu, what
you will lose your courage The first thing and then you will lose your strength, you will lose your courage and then you will lose your strength. This is the reality of the oma because we differ amongst ourselves. And most of the things there, I said taffy, it's it's it's little things that don't really mean much and we make it big things went wrong.
And even if we do differ, even if the differences have meaning,
they're important to the differences. We don't let it separate us, we still remain brothers. And this was the way of the Sahaba or the Allahu anhu when they different. And then also part of what Allah told us at the end of the verse was to be rooted in the law amasau theory and to be patient and do laws with the patient ones. Always the true believer. He believes he acts upon his Deen, but he has patient. He has patience. He doesn't let his anger and what he sees happening to the oma to do how long things in order to make the oma prevail. As we've seen many groups in this this understanding my dear brothers and sisters, the ones who went astray who fell into extremism they
had there was Dennis for the dean. They want to good for the dean. But they didn't follow the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah when you have to have the patience. You have to have the patience until you have the strength. Don't do that which is haram. That was not permissible thinking you're going to help the dean because in the DNA of Islam, the ends do not justify the means. The ends do not justify the means. If it's done by a halal or haram way, then that is something that's not permissible for the Muslim to act upon. Even if he thinks he's going to support his Deen barakallahu li walakum for animals sooner when if anyone can be my female mentor, it will
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Bismillah Hua katha wa Salatu was Salam O Allah nebia Mustafa,
my dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
it should come as no surprise to us.
What is happening when it comes to a beaten up this also panelists Allah
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they make everything very, very clear to us in the Quran, the sooner it's upon us to go back and to look into the Quran and to look into the teachings of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And you'll find that it's all laid out, it's all clear.
The enemies of Islam, you think you're just going to leave us alone made it clear No, for an voluntold angelia, who do well and no sora had to be a Mullah to him, that the Christians and the Jews, they will never be pleased with you until you follow their religion.
This is a loss of I know what I know what he's saying to us. So you think they're going to be pleased with us and let things slide without us alone or your party? No, no come had to do command Dino communists, they will continue to fight you
and to kill you, until they make you leave your religion if they have the ability to do so this is what it was telling us. And
we shouldn't be surprised.
In fact, it's fair to say that what's happening now with el coche, we deserve it.
We deserve it. Because of our own actions of what we are doing, and what we are not doing as Muslims. And this is very important. We go back to what we said in the beginning in the first cookbook about the blame game, stop blaming others and look at your own self. What can I do? What can I do in my family, this is what we need to focus on. And this will want to take home with us today from this whole book. Now just to remind ourselves of the importance of inputs
Alhamdulillah we know that the food is going to come back to us in China.
What's important is how long is it going to take and what are we going to do and when we support the oma
and we support Allah subhanho wa Taala and the religion of a law. We remind ourselves that even though everybody believes the Messiah will come at the end all of the religions that the true believers, the momineen have something that the cavalry in the desert
Believers don't have
that he can be unknown law her mole and Latina armor no one will care for you Rena lamb Allah, Allah Whoa. That is because the believers have a law as their supporter and the cavalry in the disbelievers don't have any support. Yeah, you know, in some sort of law young circle. Oh, you believe if you support a law, a law will support you. My dear brothers and sisters as we go home today, as we said, The objective is to reflect on our own situations and to make positive change instead of blaming others for what's going on and realize that all of us have a role and what's happening to the oma today to metamora human level a common aloha phenomena can be Mr. Bobby Venus
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