Justice And Excellence Even In Difficult Times
Channel: Bashar Shala
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Jumuah Lecture/Khutbah at Memphis Islamic Center
December 2, 2016
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deal, beloved brothers and sisters in Islam.
It is now no secret. And it's so clear that the very essence and the very idea of Islam is under attack is becoming a Muslim has become synonymous to becoming a person that has wronged ideology, in some circles, and in some media, and in some political factions that we see around us that are coming up to the surface in this country. And we have, first and foremost for ourselves and for our younger generations of Muslims, to understand what this Islam what this religion is all about. We have to correct a lot of misunderstandings that are external, that are coming out from outside the religion of Islam, from people who are non Muslims, we have to show what Islam is all about. But
also we have to take care of our internal house, we have to look inside
and acknowledge that there has been some elements
in our own religion, not in the religion itself, but in some misunderstanding in the religion that took an extremist understanding to gohara gite
point of view. And there has been some acts that have been committed in our name that don't belong to this religion and don't belong, does it guide things and the teachings of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
Allah subhanho wa Taala clearly says in the Quran, one verse in Surah, two nine that we repeat, almost in every Juma it is repeated on every pulpit and every member. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says in the law haohmaru bill ugly.
When Han is Pascha you will not carry one Bevy Yahoo comme la la come to the Kuru.
One of the pivotal, important and basic verses that Allah subhanaw taala lays out
what Sharia is all about. This extra word that people are scared off. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, This is what it's all about. It's about justice, ally Joy's justice
and doing good,
what is the quarterback and being closed and to do good to the kin and kith, to your relatives to your neighbors?
Well, young man he forbids
and, in fact,
all immoral acts x one mooncup all evil deeds will bury and all oppression or all transgression
will come down the counter the Quran, Allah admonishes you or humanity or Muslims in particular
that you might take heed to my tab remembrance. This is what Islam is all about. Allah gave us the book The Quran, so we can follow that guidance in the huddle, Karina Yachty. Let's see here.
This Qur'an is not about
decorations in the house or
having chanting that makes us feel good. It is Huda. It is a guidance. It is a book of work.
It is the book that is our operating manual in this dunya
This is how we function. This is how we go about things.
Yeah dealing loteria comb it guides to the best way.
And then with the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah gave us another source of guidance.
And that is the teaching of the best of creation, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And he said, Well, Mel, Seneca ihlara Nathan Delilah mean,
and we have sent you only, oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we only send you as a Rama as mercy
to all the worlds, everyone.
So the essence of this Deen the essence of Islam is
what no Muslims came out
from Mecca from Medina from Arabia.
They had conquests
they were not starting an empire.
They were not trying to subjugate people and enslave people and take out the resources. That not that was not what Islam was all about. That was not why the Sahaba
carried swords and took out armies. They weren't fulfilling the teaching of Mohammed Salah lohani was send them off carrying the message of Rama.
And that's why we see that is why we see even though right now, very clearly manifest itself
in their conquest.
They will say we will send out to free people from the slavery of ignorance from the slavery of tyranny that they are under the Freedom of Islam was there they keep their own religion or come to Islam.
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there is no compulsion in religion.
When ninja conquered the city of hymns
in Syria, may Allah lifted calamity upon the people of Syria.
When he conquered hymns, the Byzantine counter attack. And after a few months, the Muslim army actually had to retreat out from him, had to surrender him back to Byzantium.
And what he did
is he collected all the taxation money that he had gathered when they were going into him, and he paid it back. He told the people of him, we took this money for protection. This jizya was not a penalty. And now I can't protect you, I have to retreat. Here's your money back.
And, and it was narrated in the books of history, that the people have homes. There were Christians, people of hymns were crying. When the Muslim army was leaving, and the Christian Byzantine army were coming in.
It's the religion or primer, it is the religion that is perfect,
perfect and complete. And allow us to kind of what the Allah said that and the one of the most celebrated verses in the Quran.
The verse that
the Rabbi of the Jews told our mother, if we had that verse in the Quran, we would make it a day off for eat. And that verse is a young man made to the container come
to the container come today I have perfected your religion for you. Well, it's meant to come near MIT and completed my bounty upon you will be to Lake Como Islam, Medina, and I am pleased with Islam as religion for you, humanity for Muslims.
Why is it a problem?
Why is it the religion that carries the best for humanity?
Because it has all the elements that we now consider today as the Human Rights
the freedom of religion.
It is an essential
element in Islam.
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says, Hello chouteau Bukola
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clearly in the kurata his own messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if Allah wills it, all humanity would become believers. Are you going to make people believers are you going to force people to faith?
change what's in the heart. It's only Allah subhana wa Taala that changes what's in the heart. lycra has a deep katavi and I wish to lie there is no compulsion in religion.
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call this the way of your Lord, there's a way of your master to the word of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah hikma by wisdom will result in Hasina and by good advice. What do I do home when you discuss with them? When you have an argument? Do it in the best way possible.
You can't force people.
You can make people give them taqwa.
And that's when we see the misinterpretation of this religion.
When you see people that they think they're bringing back a lot of Islam, and they're beating people up in the streets,
in the name of Sharia, In the name of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, abusing women.
The human rights are part of who we are committed insan the dignity the honor of the human being. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in this Quran, Khurana Danny Adam,
Allah says we honored the children of Adam.
Allah says there is an honor and dignity for the entire human race.
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we know and I'm Buhari and Muslim.
And this idea the authentic solid Hadith that is narrated
when the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sitting at a funeral procession was passing by, and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood up. This is a habit said
Yara Sula, la gente de tu yahoodi. Or messenger por la. This is a funeral of a Jew.
And he said, and they said nothing is better. So, isn't it a human spirit.
And he stood up
to that funeral procession to teach us to teach us to teach humanity that Muslims respect life. Now Muslims respect everyone
that we did not come to take dignity and honor away from people.
Because the slang and the essence of Sharia is to guarantee rights. The first one is the rights of life.
Well not up to them this Allah, Allah will help you to tell natural killer soul that Allah made sacred
that Allah subhanho wa Taala when he put his soul when
he blew into Adam from his own spirit
that made that human life sacred. And it shall not be taken lightly. In double hop, except what it's do, right. There's certain very tricky conditions.
And then the dignity the honor, he can even call someone a bad name. It can even mock someone.
prohibited in Islam to belittle other people
while at another super low carb now after Babu come Baba respect to one another
don't spy on one another. Don't think bad thoughts in Nevada
but we can go on and on and on.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala but the concept of, above all, that when you deal with people, you deal with them with the best way possible. What cool in NASA
when people talk to you and you talk to them, talk to them with listen.
You understand why this is the way a lot of hello to Allah commanded us to treat our own parents while being wildly Dany Turner. And unless that when you talk to people do the same thing, show that respect.
This is the behavior of the Muslim Muslim is not a harsh person.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to be known as the hawk because he always had a smile on his face.
No matter what.
And the Sahaba would know he was angry when that smile disappeared.
That was the sign
and Muslim. It is narrated that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the law had a Sunnah
gentleness and good treatment is ordain upon everything.
Even those, even with those who are not Muslims.
And when the Sahaba were confused about how to deal with others, because they had enemies, they have people that are coming after them to kill them, to persecute them, but they had others that were not. And Allah subhanho wa Taala clearly in verse eight, said layan happened in LA and he lives in LMU partido COVID-19, when you come in dare come into the room
to lay him in a lie your head the noxa team. Allah doesn't forbid you from those who did not fight you, who did not try to kill you, persecute you or expelled you away from your homes, to have better
wisdom. There is the highest level of good relationship. We say Berlin Wiley Dane,
this is how he deal again with your own parents.
And turbo rowhome. Allah says, What took me to LA him and be fair with them. They just they didn't they not harming you, you should not ever try to harm them. You can go out
to a place and put a knife on people and start stabbing them
when they have done nothing to you. That is not Islam brothers and sisters.
That is not what Allah subhanho wa Taala
said in his book.
Yeah, I follow what he was sending him said in the Mahabharata keep
alive, gentle, and gentleness. Well your
man or your TLM Allah gives with gentleness, things he does not give with violence.
In Mariska lacuna fishy in in lezana, gentleness is will not be in something unless it makes it better. While I use that woman Shea in in lashana. and gentlemen, will not be taken away from anything unless it makes it worse. This isn't for a Muslim, narrated by the interests of the of the Allahu anhu Juan de Chateau de Vaca Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us on the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam eponymous Maroon was Dr. La La tema de se opossums suffering.
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Brothers and sisters, we have
a new reality that we are more aware of, but it has been probably around us for a while.
Now we have people that have been nominated to high places in our government that have been quoted to say, Islam is a cancer.
Islam is not a religion. Islam is a political ideology.
Yesterday, I was listening to one political debate on TV. And one of the commentators said Islam may be a religion, but it's not like other religions. It is a religion about laws. It is a religion that's 90%.
About instructions, and laws, it's not like Judaism. It's not like Christianity, what we have spirituality.
And that's what is being fed
to the American public around us.
And people believe sound bytes
90% law out of
two 6236 32,000 6236 verse in the Quran, there's less than 120 about Sharia and law. All the rest are guidance, spirituality, and ragna. So when is the 90%, which one is the 90%. But that's what's being presented out there.
This is serious, if we don't stand up to it. And if we don't teach our children, we're gonna yell it is. Because if they don't take it from us, they're gonna take it from them.
If we don't engage our children, and our youth,
and the detention of the masjid, and then the youth activity, and what goes around in our community, they will engage somewhere else.
And by being bombarded
with this type of rhetoric, there'll be one of two things that will happen, brothers and sisters, and there's no other way around it.
They will either shy away from their religion
and not understand what it's all about. Or they will leave the religion altogether. There was some serious
statistics by the Pew foundation that said,
Yes, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States of America.
But it's only through birth, and not through conversion. That was the conclusion of this study. And why is that?
They said Islam has probably the most
people that converts into it. But it has the most people that converts out of it. And the numbers are equal.
The number of people that come into Islam is equal to the number that leave Islam.
Now we have people that come here and take the harder and we celebrate it and we hug them and we say that beard, but we don't
have a, an issue. We don't know about those who leave this religion, about the what they call the secret agnostics amongst our children.
We have to get out there and work and educate and make people understand, fix our internal house and send the message out there, that this is the religion of Rama. That this is the religion that brought Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to this earth only for one reason. Well now Seneca Illa met and Lil alameen we have sent your Mohammed only as a mercy to mind to mankind.
Even Tamia said, in attalla, that Allah subhanho wa Taala and I will leave you with that last thought that Allah will give support and victory to the just just caffeine to the caffeine for the disbeliever who is just unfair, and will not give it to the Muslim believer when they're not just and not fair.
Because Allah Subhana Allah to Allah commands one thing in the La Jolla, Marbella de
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