Gaza Says Don’t Live Trivial Lives Anymore
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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I hope with the passage of time that we have not grown too comfortable with what is happening
to ourselves, I would want to say to our brothers and sisters to ourselves, and
I hope with each day and each night and with each image, and with each report.
We're not getting used to it.
And that our outrage and our anger is not subsiding because few weeks have passed.
Because something so senseless and so heartless should never be normal.
And we should never be okay with the fact that people are being slaughtered in that manner.
Not only people
but the most innocent of them. The children
are being slaughtered in that manner, for no purpose.
So if we are losing our anger, I encourage you to find it.
If we're losing our outrage,
if we are not making as much dua
if we're not caring as much, then I urge you to go back to the very first days of when that happened. Remember the feeling? Remember the intensity remember the resolve?
Because this should teach us a valuable lesson about how we are supposed to live
to ask ourselves if this were to end, a day from today, or a week or a month from today.
Will your life afterwards go back to what it was before?
Will your life after all of this go back to what it was before? Or will this
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam said you will know how to combat your Hibari Athena your booty enough say
one of you does not have Eman until they love for their brother what they love for themselves.
So when you look at what is happening to them
if you feel that it's somebody else's problem, but it's not mine,
somebody's else's concern. But that's not mine. Because after all, I don't come from there. I don't speak their language. If that is the feeling that you and I are having, then we have to go back and question the very Amen that we have. Because this is what the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said you will not have Iman until you love for them. What You Love for themselves for yourself meaning you see them as you see yourself and you see yourself as you see them.
If someone kept on us does not have clean water to drink.
If they don't have enough water, enough food to eat that they are going hungry and their children are going hungry, that the water that they're drinking is making them sick. Then when they sleep, they don't know if they're gonna see the next day.
And if this is fine for all of us, just because I feel this is somebody else's problem. Then there is something wrong with our understanding of our iman and our practice of it.
We need to prioritize
The Islamic connection, not the national connection, not the ethnic connection.
You shouldn't care about something simply because you come from that area. And that is it. Because you simply look like the people over there or speak the same language, that land and every Muslim land belongs to you, if you are pleasing to Allah and His Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, it becomes your burden and your concern. And if you are not such a person, then you're not going to care about it.
So you don't prioritize the land of birth, just simply because you were born there and ignore a land that is suffering simply because you don't have connections to it. If you have Islam, and you have Eman, that is your land,
and you are responsible for it. And you want you are the one who will carry its burden, and you're the one who is charged with its responsibility.
So these fake borders, and fake classifications and nationalism that divides Muslims,
you're this and I am that that needs to go away.
You need to see yourself, first and foremost, not as a nationality, but as a Muslim, not as a color, but as a Muslim, not as a gender, but as a Muslim, primarily a Muslim, not as a tribe, but as a Muslim. And all the other considerations are secondary or non important. But this is what you need to do. Because if you ignore them now, because you are not of them, and they are not a viewer, there is going to come a time when you will be the one who is suffering. And if it's not you, then it's your children. And if it's not your children, rest assured your grandchildren, and they will cry out and other Muslims will say, well, we don't have a connection to you.
So if you worry about them, you really are worrying about yourself.
This is not normal.
And what it all it also exposes.
It also tells us a lot about how we are supposed to live.
That is if you were to ask yourself this simple, simple question. What are you living for?
Not simply the fact that Allah put me on this earth I'm just gonna keep eating and drinking until I die, or maybe waiting for death.
If Allah azza wa jal had given you an existence, which in itself is a gift, an opportunity to do something.
What are you living for?
If you were to be asked that question, what would the answer be? I'm living for what?
And the answer demonstrates itself in how you actually live not how do you tell us?
So before all this happened? What were your concerns in mind? What were you worried about?
If the answer came back, I was worried about what to eat,
what to drink,
where I'm going to travel, and what to buy.
Meaning all physical activities and consumption,
about the most trivial in life.
Then we say that we have trivialized our own existence.
If Allah azza wa jal that put you on this earth meaning simply to eat and drink,
then you are worse than an animal. Because animals know Allah azza wa jal
if Allah had put you on this earth to consume, meaning that what they want from you is to become
a consumption machine. Keep buying, because we want to make money off of you.
The latest thing by this and the next thing and the next thing and you're being taken advantage of, and they were stealing your life before they steal them your money, they're stealing your life.
Because they have you work day and night simply to pay what they want to sell you. That's the life that wouldn't be spent on earning money to simply spend it thinking that this is happiness. And before you know it, you're dead. And so you live your life simply chasing the latest fashion and the lead
As brands and the latest developments and technology, and that's what you spend your life doing, but you didn't do something with it.
If you spend your life being trivial,
trivialized by social media,
where are they creates you as a person where they create trends, and they create ideas, and they create challenges. And we move from one to the other, and one to the other. And you're thinking naively, that this is all natural and organic, but they're all manufacturing, what you're looking at manufacturing ideas, and you're absorbing all of these ideas, and changing because of it, and be becoming dumber because of it. And all along the way. They're buying your time and selling your time, and you're the biggest loser, and they're getting the biggest advantage. And you think that that is fine. And then when you want to express an opinion that is unpopular, or goes against what
they want, they ban you and they stop you and they restrict you and you then you understand that this is not a neutral field and somebody controls it, and you're being controlled, but you don't realize that and then you realize that you have spent your life on
wasted it. So the question again, what are you living for?
And who is really, really afflicted?
Who is the one who's really being tested.
So when you find someone over there,
and they lose a son,
and they lose two.
And at the moment, when they hear that news, they praise Allah Zotero Alhamdulillah that Allah had honored me with this, I hope that Allah will accept them as martyrs. I hope that Allah will do this, and this and this is not losing your wallet. And this is not losing some money. This is losing two of your children.
When you see that level of patience and that level of Eman reflected back to you, and you see us unable to process the simplest of losses. I lost my job, I lost this and I lost that I'm depressed because of this. I'm anxious. And these are real complaints. I'm not downplaying, downplaying that they are complaints. I'm saying look at the difference. When you see the level of their Eman and our iman
as you solve this, who is the one who's really being tested and who is the one who is afflicted.
Someone who believes in Allah azza wa jal and someone who had lost that, and they can handle this least of life's problems.
When you see their children
he's about to lose his brother.
And as he that soul is leaving, he's telling his brother, say the shahada, La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah and keeps repeating that
what do you see someone who is in the midst of that such ordeal and they are reciting the Quran?
And they're trusted who is with Allah azza wa jal, and their DA is to Allah azza wa jal. And then you look at us as young men and women, what do we focus on?
What do we care about? Where is our iman then?
We know only thing you care about is just fashion and travel and what the latest entertainment is.
You realize that
these are all narcotics.
Like social media is a narcotic. Yeah, we're worried about drugs. Yes. But you understand that movies are narcotics.
Because they dulled the brain and they steal your attention and they steal your time movies series, whether they come from the west or they come from the east. What they're presenting is poisonous sports.
I don't mean by sports, neighborhood sports.
I'd be in my sports,
organized, televised, professional sports. These This is narcotics as well.
Because their intention is to not only amuse but to distract here, watch this. And let your loyalty be to this team against that team and this person against that person and not only that, be attached to this person, that athlete that superstar and follow them on social media and buy their stuff and buy the tickets and do this and you become this very trivial empty person. So Allah azza wa jal put you on
In this room to become a fan of someone
a fan like a tail that follows them
a loyal t that is fake. You champion a jersey
or you champion the owner
of that team
and the profits that they're making and you're losing money, and you think that's life.
Now that's another drug that we're taking.
Allah azza wa jal had given you very limited time on this earth, and also allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said if 10 Him cumson Kubla comes, you take advantage of five before other fives come to you.
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meaning that all of this is a NEMA
suit Allah has given you free time and you want to waste it and giving you money and you want to waste it and health and you want to wasted. Understand that these things do not last. Now you're able to do something great with them. What are you doing with them? As long as you have a breath left in you, you're able to do something with your life? So what is it that you're doing with your life? And again, are we the ones who are left behind who are afflicted who are miserable? Unfortunate, or the ones who are being bombed? Because at least one who is being bombed they know right from wrong, they know what to do. They know what is fake and what is real. But everybody else
who's outside they don't know the difference between fake and real anymore.
So what is your life going to amount to? Now when after all this ends? If you're going to live for yourself, for consumption, for entertainment, if you are going to be lost to alcohol and to drugs?
Tell me what is the greatest loss somebody who dies in bombardment or somebody who is lost to a drug? What is the greatest loss here?
Somebody who willingly drinks himself to death or somebody who is martyred by an enemy of Allah Zildjian who is the winner and who is the loser? Who should we feel sorry for?
We should feel sorry for ourselves who still cannot see reality. Where is our loyalty?
You saw on the one hand over there, I mean worldwide, that when this happened
those of the same ilk have the same thinking, all united behind the aggressor.
And that is natural.
Here is money is advice, his consultation here is this and he has done
and that in itself should wake you up to understand the reality between what they say in what they do. Now where is our unity Our Allah and Bara behind what Allah azza wa jal loves
to support the victims but not only support the victims to understand that whatever has been produced
by those who oppose Allah and His messenger Allah His Salatu was Salam No longer will find a place in my life. Am I going to watch the same actor
or listen to the same entertainer who supported that act?
While I continue to consume what they produce? While I continue to believe the propaganda of the countries that have supported that ad, will you still subscribe to it?
Will you still live the way that they live rather than the way that Muhammad Ali his salatu salam wants you to live?
Will you not stand
to support your brothers and your sisters, not only with do
and do is essential,
but we don't want to say do and then you stop as if you've done everything that you're supposed to do.
Because you can do something more than two
and you can do something
In more than money
and that is you could change yourself and I can change myself. So I am not a follower,
a subject subservient to those who hate Allah and the messenger.
I do not think like them. I do not live like them, I don't act like them.
But you live and you act
that way that Allah has lived and wants you and your Imam is Rasool Allah is Allah Allahu Allahu Allah, he was in them. So if somebody asks you, what are you living for? The answer should be to please Allah azza wa jal as long as I'm alive to find every opportunity to when Jana and escape from hellfire because all of this is going to end whether a bomb drops and it takes all of it from you. Or life gradually takes it all from you. Because life as it had taken their husbands and their wives and their children, and then we'll also take that all from you. And as it had taken their houses, it will take your house away from you.
Except that they could see it and we can't. So ask Allah Allah, Allah Allah mean to make use of those who learn from what they see and change because of it. A whole new Holy Father was the hero lady with a confessor.
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Sometimes it is a NEMA a Greek NEMA from Allah azza wa jal to receive these reminders and these afflictions because they are supposed to wake us up.
And one of the things maybe perhaps that we should learn from them is also how they produce children
who understand where they stand and what they're supposed to do.
When you hear them,
close to the Quran, close to Allah azza wa jal strong.
Despite all these adversities, you understand that we also have opportunity to produce these children.
But that requires an involved and committed parents.
It requires that we, as parents, we mirrored the ideals,
we mirror the beliefs that we're asking our children to adopt. It's not enough for me to tell my child believe A, B, C, and D.
And simply because of that, they'll end up believing it. It's not enough as a parent that you would take your child to the weekend school or to the Islamic school, and you think that somehow you've done your job and your job is fulfilled when you do this. Your job is to be the mentor, to be the friend, to be their confidant to be their example.
Your job is if you want them to believe La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah that you believe it and you live it, if you want them to read the Quran and be connected to it. Your job is to do that. Your job is to show them how Eman is in real life, to teach them to be next to them to be feel real responsible for them. And as a father, you're abandoning your responsibility when you think that it's the mother's job.
That's it, she'll raise them. You need to be present and you need to be involved and without you they will lose an important influence in their life.
So you are and we are responsible for the children that we produce. But if I'm lost, and I don't have a goal, and I only care about hanging out with my friends and gossiping with my sisters and eating and drinking and I neglect the kids,
then you're not going to like the results that you see in few years.
So let's wake up
and let's focus on our children in ways that produce people that please Allah azza wa jal people who can carry the responsibility of Islam in
The future people who when you see, they will increase your Eman rather than SAP it and take it away from you. But you need to focus on them. And you need to understand that your responsibility is great and it's grave.
This is your most important thing in life.
So give it the attention that it needs.
And pray for your children
and pray for yourself
and wake them up by being awake
and teach them before a lecture through example.
But we need to learn a lot more, and practice a lot more for that to be the case.
So we need to change and we need to wake up. And that should be what's happening that should be a wake up call for all of us. Because these things, if they happen with such intensity,
and was such a callous, lack of sympathy, then understand that something similar to it can repeat itself easily.
And then onward and onward and onward.
So no one is going to save you unless ALLAH saves you and then after that you save yourself.
No amount of pleading with outside forces is going to help unless ALLAH Azzawajal changes what is in us. And only when that happens, things will change.
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