Oppression and the National Prison Strike
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of races due to Allah Who has forbidden injustice upon himself and gave us all sanctity and our honor, blood and wealth and who sent a messenger to rid the world of oppression and taught us that oppression is darkness on the Day of Resurrection ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says in the Quran yeah you hold at the top of Allah hopper to hottie who Allah to move to LA and to Muslim moon. Oh, you who believe fear Allah, as he deserves to be feared and do not die except in the state of Islam. And Allah subhana data says yeah, you have NASA Topo of Docomo Allah the Halacha Coleman nevsun Wahida or Hala caminhadas o Jaha. Westerman. humare JAL and Kathy along with isa are what double Allah has
led you to sell alumina he will have in Allah pan La Cumbre Kiba Oh mankind, Fear your Lord who created you from a single soul and produce from that soul it's made and made from their combination many men and women. So Fear your Lord whom you asked each other by and by the ties of kinship, barely Allah is ever watching over you. And Allah subhana data says, Yeah, you have multiple Lucha voodoo opponents and either use the HELOC mama Allahu Akbar Allah comes robocall wama Yota Allah rasool Allah who forgot the funds if I was in Lima, Allah says oh, you will believe fear Allah and say that which is correct, he will correct for you your deeds and forgive you your sins, and whoever
obeys Allah and His messenger that they are indeed victorious, as to proceed, Allah subhanho wa Taala he describes some of the nations that came before and a consistent Sunnah of Allah subhana data is that when these nations would oppress each other and oppress themselves, that when they allow for oppression to exist and for other they allow for oppression to spread, that is when the punishment of Allah that is when the punishment of God becomes legislated on such a community, ALLAH SubhanA diatas says and sort of Judas look at that no Quran I mean, probably cuminum Mao valamar
And we destroyed the nations that were before you learn Mao Vala mu when they oppressed would, you know, the units and the messengers came to them with clear science or American will you know, but they wouldn't believe and that is how we reward a co muted in the criminal communities. And Allah subhana data sets from Medina Kampala, if a few of them imagine the number okay for Diamond, Allah says, and then we made you replace them. After these communities we made you replace them to see on earth what you were going to do.
The province of Allah it was send them taught us that oppression is one of the great sins and he said in the Luma Zulu match on the piano, that oppression is darkness on the day of judgment, because on the Day of Judgment, all sources of light will be extinguished. The only sources of light people will have will be the light of their deeds. Allah Subhana Allah data says your maniacally love and maybe you
know whom Yes, I've been ad he might be a bad name, that their life that believers their life on the Day of Judgment will be proceeding from in front of them and from the rights of them.
They will say Our Lord, perfect for us our life and forgive us. Though those who oppress they will not find that light.
In fact, that oppression will be darkness for them on the Day of Judgment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us with regards to those who oppress, he says, mankind Lahoma limited and that whoever Have you has oppressed anybody that he says min LT O'Shea whether it's with regards to their honor, with regards to their wealth or anything, then for the at the Hello Who mean who the let them seek to reconcile
to remedy that issue now? Because on the Day of Judgment, there will be no DNR Well, there will be no, there will be no currency on the Day of Judgment except for good deeds. So if someone has oppressed someone in this world, the province of Elijah is setting them is invoking he's in in joining us to rectify that now in this world. Why? Because on the Day of Judgment, he says, there will be no currency there will be no dinars no deer hunts, there will only be good deeds and bad deeds.
And so when a person is oppressed on the Day of Judgment, they will go to their oppressor, and they will take from their good deeds until a person becomes bankrupt. They have oppressed this person and take it from this person. And the province of Allah is in and explains this in the famous Hadith of the bankrupt one, and mostly Safavid Soboba said, no one's asked the companions and he says, I said little animated movies. Do you know who the banker person is? And they said, O Messenger of Allah, the banker person is the one who has no money. That's the that's the broke person is the person who goes and loosen their bank account and there's nothing there. That's who the banker person is.
That's who the broke person is. And he says, No, the bankrupt person, the truly bankrupt person is the person who on the Day of Judgment, comes with their slot and their car. We fasted Ramadan, they were there, they went to Hajj, they did that they were there for Juma. Every week, they prayed their fight. They did all of these good deeds, these actions, but at the same time, while they were doing those good deeds, what were they doing? They spilt the blood of this person.
They tweeted about this action being fine. And I support this person as they spill the blood of all of these people overseas, they did that. Right. So they shared in that set. And they struck this person.
And they accused the honor of this person, they just retweeted it, they reshard it, they commented about it, or maybe in person, they talked about this person, they back that that person. And so on the Day of Judgment, all of these people will come to collect. And they will take from that person's good deeds and this person and this person here and that person there until they have no deeds left. Now they're bankrupt, but they still owe to other people. And so what will these people do that they since they can't acquire any good deeds from them, they will offset that by giving them from there since you don't have any good deeds for me. Well, here, let me give you some of my sense that is the
exchange, that is the currency on the day of judgment. And so when this person becomes truly bankrupt, even though they showed up on the Day of Judgment with all of these good deeds, they will enter into the Hellfire when
the day of judgment is the appointment of every oppressor and oppressed person. And Allah subhana wa Tada says, when I say when Allah ha ha Phaeton Amaya nobody moon, Allah says do not think that Allah is heedless, or unaware of what the oppressors do. In NAMA, you assume Leo in touch, or SOFIA will absorb. Allah is simply giving them respite and giving them delay,
to a day where the eyes will be cast upwards in horror and terror.
The prophets of Allah Allah USL and he says that whoever of you has an issue, whoever of you has oppressed somebody, then let them resolve that to date before the Day of Judgment, the day where every person will be
able to seek retribution, and that a person shouldn't be deluded by the fact that they're stronger than this person. They're more financially capable, they're the boss of this person, they can argue their way out, in fact, in the province, some allottee, who set it up, when he would judge between two people, he would say, I am a human being, and maybe one of you is more eloquent in their arguments. And so I judge on behalf of them, maybe one person is able to provide or to present a better case, they're very articulate, they're very eloquent, they're very logical. And so the province of Allah is sending himself he says, so if I ever give someone something that is a rite of
there, brother, if you take because of your argument, the strength of your argument you take what you know to be the rights of your brother.
I am simply giving them a portion of the Hellfire
that is when I'm presenting them so make sure that you don't do that and that you check yourself the province of Allah it was said that he even taught us
that many cases of what we might not even assume to be oppression or actually oppression. I don't want you many times when we talk about oppression people immediately go to the state level they go to the government level they go into these people who are surfing the the lands of these people or eating from the public treasury or these types of things. But in reality
if you have a person who is an oppressor on a national level that most likely he is ruling ruling over minor oppressors as well. Because it'll tell you about the hola hola I'ma he says that one of the wisdoms that Allah Subhana Allah places tyrants over people is that people see that people see the manifestation of their own deeds in the persona that tyrants
it is as if that Tyrant is a physical manifestation of the character of the people that they are ruling over. And that's a thought that people don't really like to think about, but no pain he says it is not possible that when people have attributes
There are evil and wicked that Allah Subhana Allah is wanting to make them ruled over by someone like Abu Bakr and Omar, that's not going to happen. And that's why I didn't have any thought if a man came to him and he said to him, why is it that the people revolted against you, but they didn't revolt against Abu Bakr the normal? Why is it that you have so much civil strife in your society, whereas I'm working in Ramadan, he didn't have that. And so I didn't know the law. And when he said, the end that he just got
done, because the people of Abu Bakr, the community that Abu Bakr and Irma are ruling over where people like me and those like me,
what are you doing until I'm done? And he says, a mind man, the people who are moving over Are you and people like you. So that's the reason why I have this strife is because I'm moving over people like you. And so when we look at the situation of
the entire world, really,
it requires from us to point the fingers towards ourselves because Allah Subhana Allah says in the Hola Hola Hola, Yo Ma deployment hatha yoga yoga might be unfussy him, Allah does not change the community or the change of the condition of a people until they change what is within themselves. That a person fears that even if a person that they are oppressive, has no resource has no recourse, that they still fear that person because they still have the recourse of ALLAH SubhanA data, while you have Nebby Sophia and the Khalifa, the Allahu Anhu and the Sahaba of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he says I fear.
He says I fear every oppression. He says in the last day and only my Mala Ji do Isla Yanase run in Mala. He says I am very afraid that I oppress anyone who has no recourse and no support against me except from Allah Subhana Allah that that is a person I'm very afraid of oppressing. That's the person that I'm very afraid of mistakenly taking that right because he's also he's not intending to impress anybody. But he says I am the person who is most afraid of wrongdoing. That's a better word, the person that are most afraid of what wrongdoing is the person who has no connection, the person who has no recourse the person who has no access against me to resolve this dispute except for Allah
subhanho data, and the province of Allah do send them and also haba with Teach this to each other and they will say today that within Muslim, fear the heart of the person who's oppressed, why? Because there is no hijab between them and Allah Subhana Allah that some of the things that the province the Leviathan and taught us even on a daily level, the province of Elijah send them said that the he said that the mud of El Rouhani mean that a person who has the ability to repay a debt, and they delay repaying that debt. That is a loop that isn't a question that is done. I borrowed money from someone so a couple of months ago, and I've had the ability to pay it back. Lenny here
doesn't mean rich. Lenny here means the one who's able, the province of Elias M says your delay in repaying that person. That debt that's owed is a loom that is done. The province of Allah they set him on another occasion and nomadic Niboshi it is a young man at the time. He says that I came to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam,
I came to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam and my father brought me with him. Because my father had brought a gift for me. My mother had
asked my father to bring me some gifts. And so my father went did he got me some gifts. And then she said, Go and make the Prophet sallallahu Sallam witness over these gifts. Go and make him bear witness that. So here's what my father took me. And he said to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, my son, I brought some guests rent, his mother was asking me to bring some gifts. So I brought some guests rent, and she wants you to be a witness over it. And so the Prophet saw the light isn't and said to him, Have you other kids, other than Him? And He said, Yes, I have other kids. Well, did you get them gifts? Also? He said no, just for this one. And so the province level, like they said, I've
said in the last video, I joke, I don't, I'm not a witness over injustice. Right? Even something as daily is that that if I'm going to bring gifts to my children, that I make sure that I'm bringing gifts to all of them, that I don't cause or bring about injustice to any particular one of them. Allah subhanho data says about the Day of Judgment might have brought me in I mean, I mean, in relation fear in your part, Allah says that on the Day of Judgment, those who oppress they will have no Shafia they will have no intercessor they will have no I mean, they will have nobody who's warm towards them, there will be they will have no friends, no supporters, and Allah Subhana Allah says
in surah baqarah Oh my God, what do you mean? I mean, I'm sorry, that those who are oppressed they will have no onslaught on the Day of Judgment. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to remove from our hearts and from our actions any oppression and to make us of those who stand against it will so Allah Hi, listen hammer the pool of massive metal masala they were looking for stuff we don't
have the last a lot to set up a lot of Sula
I also have a sentence that we can fill up. Now we as human beings are social creatures, a lot of times when something is wrong, it stands out to us at the beginning. And that's why the moon card is called monka. And in my office called an out of my roof means that which is recognized. Something that is my Wolf is something that people understand and people are familiar with. And that's why and I will face translated as good, but it's not really good. My roof means that which is mainstream that which people are familiar with, because the righteous or good people, common people, decent people, they recognize what is good to be good, and what is bad to be bad. And that's why I woke up
literally means that which is unrecognizable, there's that which is unfamiliar. And then my roof only remains my roof as long as the people continue to recognize it. And the moon cutter continues to be monka, as long as it is underground, as long as it is not allowed to bubble up to the surface and become mainstream. As such, our nature is that the more that we see that which is evil, the more we become familiarized with it, and the more it becomes normalized, and the more you are just inclined to be okay with it, and maybe even practice it. And that's why we are familiar with this in Muslim countries. When corruption is incredibly high, you will find that even the most decent people
will take bribes, even the most decent people will be corrupt. Because it's just it's just the law of the land. It's just the way that things work. Everybody is doing it. However, the Prophet SAW Allah they sent him set a standard for us. And he said, last Hulu in Martin Toluna in accent and us that said no, in lalamove, alumna when I can walk through and fullcycle me NASA, NASA and tourists, you know, we're in
the province of Elijah seven said, Don't be Yes, man. Don't be yes, people, that you if the people are good, then you are good. And if the people are oppressive, then you become oppressive. But rather, he says Make up your own minds what they know and fullcycle that if the people are stand firm, that when the people are righteous and good than you are good, and if the people are oppressive, then you don't oppress that you don't oppress. And I wanted to direct everybody in the scope and what remains of it to just one
manifestation of oppression
that exists here.
And that is the criminal justice system. I'm not sure if you're all aware, but there's been a strike that's been happening for the past two weeks. And it's a National Prison strike that inmates in prisons and over 17 states, and maybe even more than that have been on strike for the past two weeks, and they'll continue to be on strike. This is the third week actually, they'll be on strike until Sunday. And they're
their demands, they have a list of 10 demands after the football, you can just go online and look up the prison strike and you'll find the 10 demands that they have, but of the demands that they have. And I think it's something that's present in the back of our minds, but it's not really at the forefront of our minds. We know that America, it's about 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prisoners.
Over 2 million people in the United States are in prison now. Over 4 million people are on parole. One out of every three Americans has a criminal background.
So there's a problem here.
Not only that, but there's a greater problem when you have 80% of federal prisons are for profit, not for profit means you know what a disaster that is for a justice system, that when your prisons are for profit, ie you make money off of people going to jail.
I'll never forget I met a brother.
We were just having lunch. Wonderful brother. And we were sitting down and he had mentioned that he had been in prison.
And so I asked him, I said, How long were you in prison for he said 27 years.
27 years. And he said it like he was mentioning what high school he had gone to just very calm. There was a peace around him. He had come to Pisa. I was enraged for him.
And then I asked him, I said, Did you work in prison? He said yes. How much did you make? He said I made $5 a month,
worked full time, made $5 a month, full time 40 hours a week in prison. He's working. So now you see the incredible conflict of interest between a justice system that allows for private prisons, where these inmates can work for 13 cents an hour, eight cents an hour, and in some states, they work for free. That's why when the California wildfires you heard and I'm sure you came across these articles about inmates who went to fight the fires. Why? Because this was just a way for them to get out of their self
I'll go and fight a forest fire, no problem.
In any case,
the prison industrial system in the United States needs reform.
And it has to be something that concerns us, the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And there's so much that I wanted to share, but I just want to cut it short. But I just want to show you with one Hadith, and I want to share with you just two plans of action, I'm gonna Hadith number one is that you need to learn about the prison industrial complex in the United States. It's not right, we have to do better. We can't have the same communities that 100 years ago were enslaved, you know, as one on one brother said, and it's a very profound point. He said, I want you to imagine that a Nazi, I want you to imagine that in Germany now, if the majority of those in German prisons were Jewish,
how would the world look at that?
How would the world look at that, after the Holocaust and, and the history of Jews in Germany,
the world would undoubtedly look at it with incredible suspicion.
And yet in the United States, after slavery, and after Jim Crow, and after all of these things, we see that there is a disproportionate amount
of African Americans in prison.
And yet, we don't look at it with suspicion, we kind of just assume that, you know, they made a lot of bad choices, but of the demands that these prisoners are making. Number one is better facilities. Number two, is the right to vote after they get out. And this is something incredible that after a person has served their debt to society 1020 years, that they're never able to vote again in any election. They're never able to voice their experience. They're never able to participate in anything that would actually create change for the system that they just got out of and they're most familiar with. In any case, the province for the lightest said I'm gonna end with this. The province
of allah does send them as you can imagine, reports, Javid, even Abdullah says that when Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam came to
when some of the Muslims from at Habitat, Abyssinia, they had been in in Abyssinia for many years. They came near the end of the time of the province. I sent them in Medina the last few years they came back. So the province of Allah is didn't ask the very few in question. He says, What is the most amazing thing that you saw in Abyssinia? And so one man he said, you obviously will love the most amazing thing that we saw. Remember, the abbacy names are Christian. He says we saw a nun walking and this nun. She's a woman carrying a vessel of water on her head in the way that people do. She's carrying a vessel of water on your head and she's walking me said a young man walked up
from behind her he pushed her to the ground. This hooliganism right.
And so she got up and the vessel had broke. And she looked at the young man and she said, You will come to know yesterday, oh trader, you'll come to know that on the Day of Judgment. When Allah sets up the currency and
enhance speak about what they used to earn, you will come to know about this affair between you and me very soon.
So she's saying to him on the day of judgment, we're going to have an appointment very soon. So the Prophet SAW Allah they said that he then commented and he said sadaqa sadaqa K for you heard this, Allahu omoton Live has never even mentioned the thing. He said, she has spoken the truth, she has spoken the truth. How can Allah How can God bless a community where the weak do not have a mechanism to secure their rights from the struggle. And so we realize that in our engagement and our vocalization in our support of oppressed communities, of marginalized communities, that what we are doing is we are trying to bring the blessings of Allah subhana data, the blessings of God, to our
communities, to our country, to our family, to the cities that we live in. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to allow us to hear the speech and follow the best of it. And we asked Allah subhanho data to free our prisoners. We asked Allah subhanaw taala to free political prisoners and protect those who have been oppressed and we ask ALLAH SubhanA data to make the best of our days our last days and the best of our moments the day that we meet him. Allahu manana Celica Jana from our comedy video recording I'm not going to be coming or not or not gonna be they haven't got an alarm it musataha Exactly Hunter Edelman's Accra and totally you have hola hola hola Maximilian Cu*ic, Mr. Trudeau
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