Conquest of Jerusalem
Channel: Bilal Assad
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So my brothers and sisters today insha Allah I've chosen for you the topic of the conquest of Jerusalem. I wanted to call it when the Muslims entered Jerusalem. And the reason I wanted to call it when the Muslims entered Jerusalem rather than a word conquest is because conquest carries the meaning, almost similar to Concord to overpower and take something from someone. But actually, the conquest of Jerusalem is famously the most peaceful, the most peaceful conquest and entrance of anybody into any place in the history of mankind as much as as far as we know. The conquest of Jerusalem happened at the time of the great Khalifa, the second Khalifa, Homer YBNL, hottub Radi
Allahu Anhu you will know who on top of the Allahu Anhu is when he entered Jerusalem during his time, and the second time the Muslims enter Jerusalem, the historic Muslim historians called it the headier. The hurried philosophy in which means to liberate Jerusalem or liberating Palestine was the time of the famous commander and Salton Salah had been a UV Rahmatullah Halley. Those were the two main ideal
examples that I want to refer to today Insha Allah, to get some lessons for us as Muslims first and to the whole world to remind them in sha Allah. I'm not going to talk too much detail but just references Inshallah, to what I think we need to learn about in the current climate. Before I say that brothers and sisters, we have to remember and make dua for our dear brothers and sisters who have been slain the people of Gaza. As we're speaking at the moment I received news they're about 5700 already killed and 16,000 injured. As of today, hospitals and emergency services are nearly out of service. May Allah subhanaw taala grant them these patients victory and malice pan dialer admit
the killed ones as martyrs, and with the highest in the righteous and malice Mantella make their children a waiting for them at the fountain of Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam and at the doors of Jana, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that whoever has one or two children who have died, then they will be intercessors for them on the Day of Judgment. And he also said whoever dies or is killed defending this themselves or their property, or their family, or their land, or their religion, then it is a form of martyrdom. So shahada, there are many, many ways that a person can can die a Shaheed and he said to his companions, once what is a Shaheed and they said the Rasul
Allah, a Shaheed is the one who dies on the battlefield, fighting the enemy. He said, in that case, in my ummah, till the last hour, there won't be many who will receive that privilege of being shahada, as they say the rasool Allah what are they then if it's not that you said that is one, but the other one is the person who dies, gets killed defending their property themselves, their family, their land, a person who dies, drowning, and a person who dies from a terminal illness called Darwin. And there are other types of shades he counted about 10 or 11. So brothers and sisters martyrs are different levels and their reward is different. But it is something that Allah's
pantalla compensates the people and you know what brothers, sisters were Muslims, we know this is only a temporary life. And after this is the hereafter, this is only a little chapter and our loss. It tells us in the Quran that when people are resurrected on the Day of Judgment, they will say, How long do you think we were under the ground for they say it in surprise? And they say Wallahi to each other people will say 1010 days, something like that. And Allah replies to them and says how long do you how many days do you think you are on earth are in the ground? And then they can't reply. And Allah subhanaw taala he tells them they're a very short time this life is short and temporary
brothers and sisters, and our death is written for us how we're going to die. We get to choose the process of how we live our life until the time comes. So my brothers and sisters also sauce on Allahu alayhi wa sallam. He did say methadone Mini and efeitos de him Mataro homie him committed he just said, either stuck him in her or one die la he said it was just said the heavy surgery Well,
the example of the union of the Muslims have their relationship to each other all over the world is like one single body. If one part of this body is in pain, the rest of the body is in pain stays up in the night as if the way a person stays up when they have a fever. So any Muslim around the world, our brother or sister who is going through pain
is our pain, their sadness is our sadness, their happiness is our happiness. And that is exactly what Ahmad Mahapatra, the Allahu Anhu addressed, the Muslims, the Companions, who were entering Jerusalem, He said to them, stick together as one community, for Allah assist the community. And the shaytaan goes after the individual who is isolated. We'll get to that in sha Allah Huhtala. As for our brothers and sisters in Gaza, we can only at the moment to make dua for them and give charity as much as we can. But one beautiful thing is that there's great awareness that is happening now that didn't happen before and I consider it the scholars have said this is another step to something
else. As for people asking me when when when my brothers and sisters
back to the way that you are anticipating doesn't happen fast my brother and sisters, that's a reaction, an emotional reaction, which is full of pain, and rightly so. But the path is long. The path is long brothers and sisters, and the loss pinata isla. He makes the nation the OMA out of communities, the communities are made out of families, the families are made out of individuals. Each individual has a role to play and Allah Samantha assists us when we are collected, when we are collective. When we are collective in our hearts, and in our interactions in our practices. Not every single one but the majority.
Allah subhanaw taala will not give a people something, entrust them with something collectively if he knows that they are not ready for it, because they will corrupt quickly.
And that is exactly what I'm going to pick up all of the Allahu Anhu said to his companions, when they
enter Jerusalem is the same thing that would that that said near constant Constantinople or near Cyprus, it's exactly the same thing any Muslim leader or prophet or companion said to their people.
We'll go through that in sha Allah who die Allah but my brothers and sisters please let's pay attention and share a lot of very important lesson today.
As for those who we assume by the will of Allah, that they are martyred everybody depending on their intention, but what we have seen of the people of Gaza, it's very hard not to believe that they are insha Allah among the believers in the martyrs Allah Subhana Allah says, Allah we let him in a shaytaan regime Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim This is to our brothers and sisters or Allah Serban the COVID quoting fees IB
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job. Meaning Allah says in surah early I'm Ron verse 169. Think not of those slain in the way of Allah as dead. Indeed they are living and with their Lord. They have their sustenance, rejoicing and what Allah has bestowed upon them out of His Bounty, jubilant meaning they're rejoicing, that neither fear nor grief shall come upon the believers left behind in the world who have not yet joined them, meaning that people have passed away. In this way when they see what Allah subhanaw taala has installed for them and how he's looking after them. They call out Don't be afraid. It's really it's really good down here. It's really good on the other side.
They rejoice at the favours and bounties of Allah and at the awareness that Allah will not cause the reward of the believers to be lost. And Allah subhanaw taala also says about the people at the time of the prophets of Allah Salem when they heard about the enemies in Qureshi, they were making up a plot it was a fake threat that they were going to kill the Muslims in Medina, only to make them scared
And Allah subhanaw taala sent down the verse Lavina kala Moon Moon, in South Korea and gem our
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Allah says when people said to them behold, a host has gathered around you, and you should fear them. It only increased them in faith and they answered, Allah is sufficient for us. And what an excellent Guardian he is. Brothers and sisters in life or death, the Muslim and the men rejoices. And I have seen many social media,
non Muslim people that I haven't seen before saying,
how they are so astonished
at the way that the way the Palestinians in Gaza are receiving this calamity. One thing they said, have you noticed that not one of them has said a single bad word against the Israelis, not one of whom is using that language.
Yet, they're the ones who have been killed. But all they're saying is to Allah belong unto Him, we will return ALLAH is sufficient for us. They're all saying, you know, saying the shahada, these people are flabbergasted by what they're doing. And perhaps Allah subhanaw taala is opening another door, which we haven't seen yet. In the plan for something else in the future. The road is long brothers and sisters, this is only a small pathway, a small step. For a lot of us this new generation, you haven't seen stuff like this before. And I understand. In my age, this is my father's age, my age, people are my age. We've heard this and seen this a lot. But of course, now
because of social media, we're seeing it really close as if it's at home. But there are doors opening. And remember, no injustice stays the way it is for very long, 100 years, even 200 years is not very long.
When you look at history,
and in a time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam within 50 years, all modern Hapa the Allahu Anhu is entering Jerusalem. And by the time added to the Allahu Anhu came along, the Muslims had reached China.
So let's look at why they did that and how Allah gave them that victory.
Brothers and sisters, in my last lecture, I spoke about Bani Israel, the children of Israel, and I focused on one message.
And when I give a talk, really, it's a message that I'm focusing on, not the little things. Some people like to argue by splitting hairs. It's not 100 It's 50. It's not this long, it's that long. No, the message is the important thing. And the message that we were giving is the message of oppression, injustice and corruption. And that the fight for the State of Israel among today's Jews, not all Jews, there are some good Jews, brothers and sisters, some good Christians, and there are even some bad Muslims. So the people who do good Allah Subhana Allah knows them, that not all Jews, but the Jews of today in Israel, that their desire
for an Israeli state is grounded in a claim of an ethno religious right, ethno, religious, right, based on ethnicity and religion to Jerusalem and Palestine, namely the Israeli state through a movement called Zionism, which originally simply meant originally before 1948, which is the Balfour Declaration on when there was an Australian Israeli state. It was the word Zionism. There was a philosophy to it, and it just simply meant a homeland for the Jews by returning to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, which was then always known to everybody as Palestine. They also called it Zion. Zion is another name for Jerusalem. And there is Mount Zion. Mount Zion is Masjid goods, which we call
mustard records. It's the they also call it the Temple Mount and it's got the the one you see with the fences all around it, you see it, it's got the golden dome, and it's got the mystery Luxor at the front, a few other buildings, all of that that whole thing a little bit outside of it. That's called Masjid Al Aqsa, or al codes. The holy Masjid the sacred Masjid is not just one building. It's not a building. It's a whole place that's called Mr. The lochsa of God's soul so called Zion. In fact, the whole of Palestine is considered Zion to them as well.
Zion basically means the land of peace, or Jerusalem means the land of peace in Hebrew. But it turned into an oppressive and violent form of occupation, which is forbidden in the spiritual meaning of the teachings in their own Bible. And in their religion. Their religion doesn't teach this.
The oppression and corruption, such as in the books of and I didn't mention them last time they called the books of zams, the zams, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, these are all in what the Christians called the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and
though were called not to corrupt not to oppress,
the Bible of the Christians also sent don't corrupt Don't oppress. The Quran says the same thing do not corrupt Do not oppress. Allah says in the Quran, in Milan, a moral being an idea anyone who gets anywhere eat even
Allah subhanaw taala talks about three positive actions that we must do. That is the foundation of our entire belief. After the solid after this occurred after the hash, all these were very strong in them. But these three, Allah mentioned them for us always to remember Allah commands you and hopefully on Friday always says these words at the end of the hotbar. Allah commands you.
Allah commands, not you, He commands everybody in Allah hemraj Allah commands,
justice, justice and equality.
Well your son, and he commands goodness unto others, what eater it will quarterback and to be dutiful and good, especially to the relatives and family, the family
Union. The family circle is extremely important Allah made it a foundation for victory, when only
getting one badly. Negative negatively tells us to stay away from so there's the positive go forward and three things to stay away from in the exact opposite meaning one gives you victory and success the other one corrupts it and destroys you what is it? And he forbids you
from doing things that are shameful and disgusting, immoral things
while Moncure anything meaning injustice, and things that people universally reject any person, such as taking the life of a person, their property, all that stuff, while barely while buddy means to
transgress your rights. For the purpose of gaining I transgress I cheat I betray. I falsify I lie, I forge in order to gain something that's not mine. Do you see this is this is the foundation of success and victory brothers and sisters, and any nation in the history of mankind, who did not do these three positive actions and stay away from these three negative actions were destroyed eventually, naturally, they get destroyed, even the Muslim communities.
And that's possibly why many, many scholars say this is why the healer for the final healer for which was with the Ottoman Empire, not to speak about the Ottomans. But that's they say that's why eventually the Muslims kept going backwards in their corruption until finally they fell. It took a very long time.
But Insha Allah, it will come again, because Allah says we're in auto mode. And if you return we will return to your victory. Brothers and sisters, you know, with we mentioned the Jews a little bit in Zion because we're talking about Jerusalem. And I found something interesting.
The great physicist, you know, Albert Einstein, have you heard of him? Albert Einstein was a Jew. He was a very practicing Jew, very believing Jew. And he supported the new movement of Zionism. Now, before you judge it, let's have a look. So he was a Jew, who initially was a strong supporter of Zionism, before the Israeli independence in 1948, but then changed his stance after 1948. Why, originally, Zionism just meant to establish a homeland for the Jews by returning to the Holy Land Palestine. But after 1948, it took on a totally different meaning till this day, the establishing establishment of a Jewish state. That's not what Zionism originally meant. And Zion is another name
for Jerusalem, as I said, and Mount Zion is the Temple Mount. Muslims call it Mr. The Luxor. And there are several types of Zionism. There's political Zionism there's cultural Zionism, religious Zionism, labor, labor, Zionism, revisionist Zionism and even Christian Zionism all
them. And Einstein had interpreted pre 1948 of Zionism in the spirit of the Hebrew prophets who advocated for love between people and piety towards God, a Hebrew word called
And this is a guy who is actually from them,
who knows the scripture
of the Hebrew Bible
and said, Should we be unable to find a way to honest cooperation and honest pacts with the Arabs, then we have learned absolutely nothing from our 2000 years of suffering and will deserve our fate
to design as leader
Wiseman in 1929, and by 1948, that same year, in a speech given to the National Labor Committee for Palestine in New York City, he explained his fear of what a Zionist state would mean for the Jewish soul. After seeing what he had, it had become, as if feeling betrayed of what he believed. He said, apart from the practical consideration, my awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army and a measure of temporal power, no matter how modest, I'm afraid of the inner damage Judaism will sustain, especially from the development of a narrow nationalism within our own ranks against which we have already had a fight without a Jewish state,
we are no longer the Jews of the Maccabi period. A long time ago, a return to a nation in the political sense of the word would be equivalent to turning away from the spiritualization of our community, which we owe to the genius of our prophets. And a few months before his death, he was offered to become the President of Israel and he refused, because he said that while you guys corrupted basically, he said that the important aspect of our Israeli policy must be our ever present manifest desire to institute complete equality. For the Arab citizens living in our midst, the attitude we adapt toward the Arab minority will provide the real test of our moral standards as
a people, my brothers and sisters, this is a man I wanted to quote because I know this will go on YouTube, people will listen to it from all around the world, Muslims and non Muslims. And I want to remind about the origin of even the Jewish faith, to go to what Allah actually told them and not to go to made up things whether you are Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, whatever it is, it's all the same. Allah's pantalla did not send a religion and a way of injustice, and He is the One who created all people from different nationalities, different ethnicities, different color, Allah subhanaw taala. He told us this and the prophets, Allah salah, his last sermon was it says
there is no privilege or superiority of an Arab of a non Arab accepting piety and righteousness. Islam is not about ethnicity, nor was any religion Allah subhanaw taala abroad he has he brought different messengers to different people, because just to concentrate on different people and give them the message of Mohamed Salah Salem came to the entire world as we know Rahmatullah mean a mercy to all of mankind, regardless of what people say about lies about himself Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
In Islam, there's no ethnicity that well there is this news about Islam is not based on ethnic color, ethnicity, or color or race, or your gender, male or female or where you're from, at all. In a chroma command Allah He had called them the most honored among you in Allah to Allah is the One who is most righteous, and God fearing and even then Allah says Fela to the Quran, full circle, never praise yourselves in piety. Don't say, I'm most religious, I'm most pious, who I am will be many tako Allah is the One who knows who truly is more pious and righteous. That's called rear and pride which destroys a person and destroys the community.
Brothers and sisters.
So Zionism turned into an ultra,
extremist type of thing and the first ever murder.
An attack on the Palestinians happened in what we call what they called the Bay Area scene massacre of April 1948. Just after they got Israeli, the Israeli state was established. And the dating scene massacre was the first of a number of incidents in which Jewish fighters were involved in killing civilians in the War of Independence. And after it was over, you should read about it. It was horrific, horrific, even Jewish articles are about it. Because as I told you, not all Jews accept this.
And Einstein said about the date he has seen massacre he said, It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism, meaning the people were behind it, they said all Fascism is wrong. He said, Those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to his name was Mr. beggin who led an extreme Zionist movement begins political
Record and perspectives could add their names and support to the movement he presents, he does not want to present them, honestly and doesn't want to stand with them till today, brothers and sisters, the massacres, the illegal settlements, and occupations, what many analysts have called ethnic cleansing, a path aid, and now in Gaza for 16 years straight, an illegal blockade, and something they are doing to Gaza and the West Bank and other places in which there's something called International Law
has called illegal, illegal and nearly every country. member to the UN has said this is illegal, what they're doing something called collective punishment to the people of Gaza.
And we have heard of incidents and people from inside of Israel, and some writings from even their politicians, numerous ones of them before they got deleted, saying that we should kill their children, because their children are gonna grow up to become a threat to us.
I don't know. This is my last panel with the Isla
stop the plans and the plots of the mercury in of the evil ones. Let's now move on to her maternal hotbar but on the Allahu Anhu and compare how he entered Jerusalem and how the Muslims treated its inhabitants. taking you back a little bit. Jerusalem brothers and sisters, is holy to Muslims, Christians and Jews.
In Hebrew I told you before it means the city of peace and the Muslims also believe it's a city of peace.
So do the Christians are the foundation of peace?
In the Quran, Masjid Al Aqsa the holy place
before Mohammed Salah Selim was called by to muck this holy place, it is the second house of Allah on earth. And the Prophet sallallahu sallam said in Bukhari and Muslim when companions asked him yeah rasool Allah, which is the first place of worship Masjid that was built on earth. And he replied, The sacred Masjid meaning the Kaaba in Mecca that was the first house of Allah built on Earth. They asked him some a then which one, and he said Masjid Al Aqsa, the farthest mosque farthest meaning further away from Mecca.
They said by how long ago Rasul Allah between the Kaaba and Mr. Lochside said 40 years later, 40 years between them, that's how sacred Subhanallah they are. And the prophets, Allah Salam said, but wherever you reach, pray for the entire Earth is a place of worship. This is what Allah has made for the believers. Brothers and sisters. Having said this, I'll take you back a step between 70 CE, Common Era and 135 Common Era.
Jews were expelled from a place called Judea in Palestine, the kingdom of Judea, by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, to the Middle East, to Europe and to North Africa. They call it the diaspora they were kicked out of their homes, they say, the point is, they will disappear dispersed throughout the earth, and the Emperor of Rome, renamed Jerusalem to Ilya, Ilya.
And for the next 500 years,
for the next 500 years,
the Jews were unable to enter Jerusalem. Maybe there were fragments or one or two or some of them around, but in general, the Jews were out of Jerusalem for the next 500 years.
Around 637 or 638. See, the Muslims took over Jerusalem.
How did they do that?
The Prophet sallallahu wasallam had told the Muslims in the companions
that if you are able to reach a Shem one day and you can pray even to Iraq as in Masjid Al Aqsa, then pray in it,
for it is equal, for it is equal to such many prayers. Maybe 500 or so Allahu Allah. And he said the prayer in my message that nebo is four times more than most of the lochsa and one in Makkah, is 100,000 prayers in mustard nebo, it's 1000. So in the material oxides either equal to 250 praise and some scholars have said 500 Solloway Allahu Allah and the truth, but it is the third holiest mosque.
you all know, it is the place where Muslims believe that in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala states that the Prophet sallallaahu Salam was taken there on an Buraq in night in the night journey and descended into the heavens. It is the place where the prophets Allah Selim prayed the Imam with all the prophets, Saul's behind him. They prayed behind him, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, you will know the story of his throat well mirage
in Jerusalem, in the Temple Mount, which is called the Temple Mount, the Kobato Sephora, the Dome of the Rock, that is not the actual mosque that the Muslims praying inside of it, you can Google it, it's got a rock that's not covered. And I'm gonna tell you something about it. That is not a holy building. And it's not a mosque for the Muslims. Some narration is Muslims believe it became famous. Some believe that the Prophet sallallaahu Selim stood on the rock Under the Dome of the Rock, and from there, did you realize that and took him up into the heavens, but that My dear brothers and sisters is not an authentic narration. In fact, some scholars of Hadith said it's fabricated. We
don't know where the Prophet SAW Selim actually ascended it could be on the side but somewhere in the Aqsa so the rock itself doesn't doesn't have any significance in Islam and no companion ever made a significance to it. In fact, when Ahmad Tabata the Allahu Anhu entered,
he wanted to build a masjid on the UK. So what the Jews called the temple mount up on top
and had a machete if we call it
and he asked his companion named Cabela bar Cabela bar was had converted to Islam or reverted to Islam from Judaism. It was a scribe a scholar, and he asked him, Where should we build this Masjid? He said, You're in front of the rock or behind it, and Cabela, Hubbard said to build behind it. And he said, Oh, your God, you still have a little bit of the remnants of the of the testament of the Jews. And you have something about the rock still, because the rock is actually sacred to the Jews. They believe they believe that that's where Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam laid his son to sacrifice based on the Command of Allah subhanaw taala, but they believe it was his hack, rather than his
smile. So that rock is sacred to them. Until today, it's Jewish belief that that's the mainstream belief that they're not they shouldn't go and step on the Temple Mount because it's holy. And they believe that that is where Jacobs spoke to God. Jacobo spoke to Allah somewhere there, so they fear to step on sacred land. That's why they don't enter although they are allowed to enter it.
So I'm gonna go to the Allahu Anhu built the masjid in front of the rock, so that the Muslims don't venerate the rock in any way, shape, or form. So who built the Dome of the Rock? He was a Khalifa in the eighth century or ninth century, eighth, ninth century named Bill McKibben Mattawan.
He built it, too. We don't know why. But some say it's in order to compete with the churches that were around. And some say he wanted, there was some political reason, whatever it is, it's a beautiful mark. Until today, we love seeing it. And it shows us that Muslims went in there at least as evidence. Now let's talk about what they did. We said that the Jews were forbidden from entering Jerusalem because the Romans had taken over a sham, a sham is greater Syria. Among that is Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, a bit of Jordan, a bit of Turkey that's called a sham, greater Syria. Then he was called Trans Jordan, and Jerusalem and Palestine area and mustard and Aqsa was ruled by
the Romans, and its commander or its emperor. It's emperor was Heraclitus. And inside of Palestine, there were indigenous people. There were the Palestinians that didn't speak Arabic. They didn't speak Arabic. And they spoke another language, maybe Hebrew, Aramaic.
And when Norma Malhotra the Allah who entered it, cutting the story short, the commander and the Amin had Illuma the guardian of this OMA the processor and called him the famous companion Abu Zubaydah, Ninja rah Radi Allahu Anhu. Wanted to Tim promised paradise. He was the commander there, and he was waiting for armored metadata to come. They placed a siege around the Jerusalem around the axon. Why did they do a sage? Because the Muslims did not want any bloodshed in that area is too sacred, and they honored it and so did the
Christians that were living in there they were Greek Orthodox Christians, and some other denominations.
And at that time, there was a patriarch.
And the patriarchs name was patriarch Sophronius.
The Muslims lay siege around it, even though the Roman army was four times the size of the Muslim army.
But you see the Muslims, they're hard to imagine their unity together, and their love for one another was unmatched throughout the world. The Romans used to want any companion of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to marry. So if there was an emperor to marry their daughter, or someone important to marry their daughter, because they believe these these companions made a huge deal, man, they were so famous that when Romans ever captured
captives from an army a war, they would ask, is there a companion among you? Why, because they wanted them to be part of their family. One Emperor offered his daughter in marriage, so one of the companions and he refused. Why, because they want to take their genes, their genetics, because they thought they will pass it on to the generation, the Companions was something else. So these people, they waited and made a siege for about six months, not one single fire happened, not one single fight, not a single blood was spilt.
Heraclius was too busy with other things, and he had been defeated in many places by the Muslims. So now the inhabitants were there. They had an army, of course, Roman army, but they were the inhabitants, not the ones from Rome. The Byzantines.
And what happened is this story, I don't know if it's true that the patriarch said, we will give you this land, and the key to Jerusalem, on condition that your leader comes and takes the key off us. Because in our scriptures, it says what it looks like and only he will receive. The key here is a companion of Muhammad, son of Abdullah. I don't know if that is true, Allahu Allah, I'm not going to quote it. But there was something special, he did say in all the history books, even the non Muslim history books, they do say that the patriarch refused to give the key to the Muslims who laid siege until their leader who was the companion of Muhammad son of Abdullah would come and he would only
give the key to him.
Now these people who laid inside of Jerusalem, they didn't say a word for six months, and they were ready to die for Jerusalem. They were truly devout people of Christianity.
Unfortunately, within that little time, the Persians before the Muslims came before the Muslims came, the Persians are taken over Jerusalem from the Romans.
And they let the Jews come back in
then the Romans came and took it back only 10 years later or so.
defeated the Persians and took back Jerusalem is before the Muslims came in. The reason why I mentioned this is because they massacred the Jewish population that was in Jerusalem after the Persians let them come in. Not only did they massacre them, they burned them alive inside their buildings and on the Temple Mount.
Subhanallah the Crusaders? Well, later on, they became the Crusaders, the Romans, the hatred they had between each other was tremendous. And that is probably why the Jews have this, this grudge still towards some of the Christians. I mean, you don't blame people in the past for the generation that is here today.
But that's how it is. And it's true, they did persecute them tremendously.
And they kicked him out, exiled them no Jews in Jerusalem or Palestine, maybe some here and there.
When I'm gonna hop over the Allahu Anhu arrived, there is a story about him going on a donkey. I don't know if that's true. He'd came actually on a camel, a DAB or an alcohol. But he was wearing very simple clothing. Some say they had like 14 or 17 patches on it, Allahu Ana, if it's true, and that he had a servant with him only both of them and he was so just that on his way from Medina all the way to Jerusalem. He will tell his servant we will exchange turns on the camel Some say it was a donkey but I think it was a camel donkey can't make it that far. And they look in history even Muslims they do add a lot of things just to make it a little bit sound nicer but they're not really
authentic. So I'm not going to say that this is authentic, which is saying the story is there in 30 poverty or poverty is a is one of the references of history but Subhanallah it's got too much in there. That's, that's a bit fake and stuff are more reliable and we'll be it'd be day
When you hire by Ibn katheer Anyway, it says that but but the point of the message here was very just I want to highlight this to your brothers sisters that Allah gives richer to the people who are just and equitable and he would let His servants sit on it a little bit then he would sit on that and then he would leave the camel
to rest. So the camel also had to get interest. And truly on Hatha was very just until he reached there. It says that the servant ended up being on the camel because they were taking turns. And when he came off his camel on or off, took off his shoes it was treasured time and it was still outside of Jerusalem he took off his shoes and he tied them with the the shoe laces and he put them on his shoulder.
You would see a person like a nomad doing that. And he came very humble. And he led his camel towards a Barbado the Muslims were waiting. Aveda ran to him probably Allah who I know and he was wearing nice clothing and he said to me I made a lot of money and I can't let you enter Jerusalem and the people seeing you dress like this and with your camera like that and your shoes on your shoulder
you have to impress the people and I'm gonna have to have said the famous statement to aprobado a vignette about obey the law can I'm gonna lead IC o here ever obey that this is authentic, this is so high in the
body and Muslims conditions so he said to him yet about obey that If only someone else other than you made that statement I would expect from you or wiser man with more knowledge. He said in couldn't the low Coleman for us and Allah who will Islam for Mahama not Laguna is that they'll be lady met as an Allah who will be here as Alain Allah or another statement we is that no Coleman as an Allah Who of Islam, for Abdullah analyze that a theory as ln Allah. However Aveda we are a people who are disgraced before Islam came to us. Then Allah Allah does with Islam and its guidance. So when we seek honor from anywhere other than it, Allah will bring us back to disgrace as we were
Islam is not an ethnicity. People of all backgrounds enter into Islam is the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada.
So the patriarch Sophronius. He heard the Muslims say Allahu Akbar when I'm going to hotdog arrived, and I'll hop off the fish and he gave them a hot bath. And in the hookbait gave him really important advice about five or six very important advice says fear Allah make Allah the only one to please. He advised him about their families. It was about their unity. He advised them about their humbleness, he advised them about their earnings of wealth and so on. These are the important things.
The patriarch came out with the key. And he recognized on what a little hot Bob, as if he had seen him before he was told about him. And he said yes, people he is the man.
So he handed over the key to honorable hardtop and invited him inside the famous most peaceful conquest. When I'm going to talk about the Allahu Anhu entered,
he made an agreement, a treaty with its inhabitants, the patriarch and the rest of the people. And he said to them,
you have agreed to a treaty with us and an agreement and we will honor it, a treaty of peace. Now listen to what this treaty was like. I'm just going to read the minimum because it's been added a lot over time. He said
in the name of God, it's called the Omar treaty, or the the the covenant of Omar with the Patriarch of Jerusalem Sophronius 638. In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. This is the assurance of safety which the servant of Allah Amara, the Commander of the Faithful has given to the people of Jerusalem. He has given them an assurance of safety for themselves for their property, their churches, their crosses, the sick and healthy of the city, and for all the rituals which belong to their religion. Their churches will not be inhabited by Muslims, and will not be touched or destroyed. neither they nor the land on which they stand nor their cross, nor their property will
be damaged. They will not be forcibly convert converted because in Islam it's forbidden to convert people forcibly to Islam. No Jew will live sorry this okay, this part I wanted to say he said no Jew will live with with them in Jerusalem. This part brothers and sisters is fabricated. This is there's no authenticity to this statement. This was made up. In fact, this is a very important point I want to highlight oh my god, the Allahu Anhu called the Jews to come back from exile back into Palestine and also into Jerusalem. They returned back they will let
To worship, they were allowed to pray. They're allowed to go into the synagogues. He kept their synagogues and the same rights that he gave to the Christians he also gave to the Jews. And there is nothing hidden, that even in the books of history of non Muslims, they will tell you that the Jews during that time, used to make prayers to God in their synagogues. For a minimal minion formidable power of the Allah. Why? No, because he allowed them to come back and exercise their freedom. Of course, in the treaty, he said to them,
they will the people of Jerusalem must pay the taxes like the people of other cities, and must, must expel the Byzantines and the robbers. They will people were causing havoc, those who killed the Jews and so on. He said you must expel them only the inhabitants have a right to it. Those are the people of Jerusalem who want to leave with the Byzantines take their property and abandon their churches and crosses will be safe until they reach their place of refuge. The Villages may remain in the city, if they wish, but must pay taxes like the citizens. Those who wish may go with the Byzantines and those who wish may return to their families. Nothing is to be taken from them before their
harvest is reaped. If they pay the Jizya taxes according to their obligations, then the conditions laid out in this letter, under the covenant of God are the responsibility of his prophet of the caliphs, and of the faithful. Now, you might be asking what is this Jizya This is a tax in exchange for all the services the Muslims gave them, also to protect them. And they were not forced or obliged or asked to join the army in any of their fights. The Jizya was a very small tax that they paid, that is only for those who could afford it. And even in the Ottoman Empire, when it came to the Ottoman Empire for more than 800 years, they loosened this tax, and many of the Jews and
Christians didn't even pay it. And only those who could afford it. So it's a very loose thing just to ensure that something in exchange for your protection and for our services that we give the Muslims they didn't pay as usea they paid Zakah which is a more honorable form that we believe in you can't impose it on non Muslims. The key, the key as beer as a special key to a church of theirs which was called the Church of the Holy Scripture.
Since the arrival of Islam in Jerusalem, in the seventh century, brothers and sisters, the Muslim family of the ancestor, the great Sahaba, the companion no saber, no saber who fought with a rockstar selling battle of awkward Radi Allahu anha. Her family has held the keys of the Church of the Holy Scripture since that day till today, till today, and Christianity's holy site alongside another family called the Judah family who were added to the original arrangements in the time of Salahuddin the Muslim conqueror who sees the holy city from the crusades in 1187. It's another story. And this case still with them till today, Ron sisters guarding the holy the Church of the
Holy Sepulcher. That's the story of this church goes like this.
After the treaty was made, and a little hot dog announced that he was looking for time. And he said, my time of prayer came. And then the patriarch said to him, we offer you the Holy Church of signature to the church of holies temperature to pray in there. And I'm going I'm hot tub refused. Why did he refuse? It is not haram to pray in a church or even in a synagogue brothers and sisters just don't face the statues.
But the reason why he refused is because this is what he said to him. He said to him, oh patriarch,
the reason I refuse to pray in your churches because I don't want the Muslims after me to, to convert your church into a mosque. And they will call it the Mosque of Omar after this treaty that we have made. So show me another place to pray. And he took him to the gods, which the Jews called the temple mount that area on top. And then he prayed in front of the rock
somewhere there and or maybe it was near it, I'm not sure and truly where he prayed. Today. The Muslims built a mosque which lasted till today exactly where he prayed. And they called it the church, the Mosque of Omar have no hubbub imagining a trade in the church he was right. Because he knows the mindset of people that will come later. As they ease up on their deen and everything like that he got he feared that some of them may break the treaty. So Subhanallah this is what he did for the Allahu Anhu. Then he asked the patriarch to take him up to the holy place on the hill. And he asked them where the Holy stay where it was full of garbage because the Christians don't have any
significance to that place only the Jews and Muslims and they cleaned it up and they cleaned the the everything and then he went forward and built a small Masjid out of
Wood, a very small mustard out of wood. You might think how small is it if it fit about 3000 people, but it's it's pretty small but out of wood, and later on, it became masjid, or
it has a special name. It's not called Masjid Al Aqsa is cold Kibler have something I forgot its name is a different name because much of the locks out there, I say it is the entire complex, that wall and the Muslims actually built that wall around it. There is still one wall on the west side right at the bottom, which the Jews believe and probably it's true, that it is still the last piece of wall from the Second Temple of Solomon, which the Romans destroyed. And it's the only one left. That's where they go to worship and pray. You see them nodding backwards and forwards and they put little letters inside of it with prayers and stuff like that. So there were two temples of Solomon
who was destroyed. And the Jews believe that there's something called the
the Messianic age, which also the Christians call where they're going to build the third Solomon, Temple of Solomon. But when when the Messiah, their Messiah, the awaited one or the Chosen One comes back. They say it's in the year 6000. The year 6000 is in their calendar, which is in around 2240. See, we're now in 2024. That's what the Scriptures say. But we believe in the Quran and we believe what the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, we don't believe in the Scriptures because we believe they have been altered and corrupted over time, even though they still have pieces of the Torah and so on. And they have the Tonner I'm not gonna go into detail about that one, but they still have some
remnants of it. However, we believe that it has been altered and played around with So brothers and sisters. That is the story of Amara Hatari, Allahu anhu, entering Jerusalem and he went back to Medina. And then Subhan Allah who was assassinated, as you know, while He was praying in the masjid, the Muslims continued looking after the Christians and the Jews for the next, what 400 years, until the Romans came back, called the Crusades. It's a long story in the in the 12th century, and they took it again, and again, they massacred and burned and tortured the Jews that were there and tried to exile them again. But then Allah sent another warrior, Salah had been a yogi, because the Muslims
got weak, you see, and they left fighting and then they got stuck to the worldly materials and they started to divide and they started to fight over power and money. And so Allah subhanaw taala brought another calamity for them. And so Salahuddin will be was rose and led the army back into what you would call Jihad means to strive and struggle for good and protection, so on In the Name of Allah subhanho, wa taala, and regained Jerusalem and again, again, Salah had Villa UB, without going into too much detail. Even the Christians they write about him heroically And amazingly, because his story is very hard to deny. And he was extremely just unkind to the Christians after what they did
to the Muslims. It's a long story, and he called the Jews to come back and live in Oxford and Jerusalem, Palestine. Once again, I want you to imagine brothers and sisters, this, you're at Jerusalem. You see, you're a Muslim, you've prayed in Masjid Al Aqsa. You're coming out on a Friday, for example, on a Jomar. And as you're coming, you see some Jews in their traditional clothing going towards the west, Western Wall, and they're praying, and you see some Christians coming to pray in their churches. Each one is nodding to the other and respect and replying the greeting with absolute respect everybody having freedom of religion, in peace and tranquility, living in harmony together.
That was the state that the Muslims, Jews and Christians lived in Jerusalem and Palestine after entering for the next 400 years. Then it was broken apart by the Crusaders, then Salah had the naive about the will of Allah subhanaw taala and the Muslims regained it, and then for the next What 800 Next, how long
until the fall of the Ottoman Empire
600 700 800 years the Ottoman Empire fell in the year 19.
What was it 1971 Didn't 1920 2419 24 and even a time the Ottoman Empire how they treated the Jews and the Christians the rights they gave them. There were reports that some of them even reached into political power. They gave them positions with with the government and they were allowed to acquire their land and the beautiful thing is that Islam, the Muslims never took any of the land off them. They never occupied their homes. They
never settled in their home. They never took over any of their property that was theirs. But they lived in other places. All they did was manage it.
All they did was manager and make sure they were protected for that long no other people in the history of Palestine and Jerusalem foreign people that came in ever did that except maybe the Persians that one stage
2000 years ago or so, and again
in the in the seventh century, a little bit kindness to the Jews, but on the last a little bit, but the Muslims, the Muslims did much more much more for them and they know it.
I've heard many of their rabbis you know, sensible peaceful rabbis you know, you can watch them on YouTube Subhanallah very, you can see goodness in them and faith and they speak they say we used to live with the Muslims and Christians with peace, tranquility, we will almost like brothers and sisters. And that is what Allah subhanaw taala wants. Britain says this is what we want.
We want justice and peace. We want ceasefire.
We want them to stop their atrocities. Okay.
Okay, you're taking revenge? Who? Israel. How many of you still want to kill? isn't enough?
You lost 1000 Something you said? Play you've already killed 1000 something?
How many? Now? We said it before 5400 Now
16,000 injured? How many do you how much revenge Do you want?
How much transgression
now even after 16 years of blocking them?
lair Cobo fee come in Anguilla. Zima. As Allah says, if they take hold of you, they will not have mercy. No on any contract Allah says
except a few of them. Those who hold on to the Torah and the the Hebrew Bible properly.
It doesn't tell them to do this. But this is an extremist sect, extremist sect of Zionism that developed over time, which Einstein bid witness and said I'm not part of this, and many, many other Jews.
So Ron, sisters, I'm going to emphasize Muslims are not taught to hate Jews. Muslims are not taught to hate Christians. Muslims are not taught to hate Hindus and Buddhists and Sikhs are atheists. What we are taught in the Quran is to hate, the belief.
The belief that is against the law, the belief, the faith, not the person,
a person can revert to Islam and within one second his brother and sister.
We don't like that Allah is called
you know, the father of a son. We don't accept the idea that Allah Subhana Allah that the Prophet of Allah Muhammad, Salah Salem is not his last proper audit Jesus. Hey, Sally, salaam, the Messiah, Son of Mary is not Allah's Messenger. We don't accept that, that you don't believe in Allah's words in the Quran. No, you have to live in all the scriptures. Other than that, we can live in harmony,
absolute harmony, and Muslim can marry from among the Jews and Christians obviously, that the men can marry among the women of Jews and Christians, that's another topic. But if you marry someone, you're going to love them. You're gonna love a Jew and a Christian, you're going to raise your children with them.
But at the same time,
a Muslim does not accept oppression and attacks
May Allah subhanho wa Taala once again,
malice pantalla admit the children, the women and the men who have been killed mercilessly in Raza
into his community of righteous and the people of the highest with him Li Li in and with the prophets and the martyrs May Allah subhanaw taala protect them. May Allah is Fanta Allah change their state into goodness and peace. May Allah subhanaw taala protect and defend them. May Allah Samantha return the Muslims back to their Deen together, man let's try to unite our hearts. Brothers and sisters it is the values and the morals and even creativity that we have abandoned and held on to a lot of the Muslims power money, struggle of competition. I'll just finish it with this. Look at a typical family. One typical family among the Muslims.
Look at the relatives among Muslims. Look at us as brothers and sisters. And I'm not just talking about praying in the masjid. That's a good thing of course. Allah says in the Salah tinha on in fascia it will mancha as a matter of fact prayer solid prevents from immoral behavior
And from sinful acts and injustice. The point of the prayer is for that. Why isn't the prayer preventing from that?
You look, something's wrong with the Muslim ummah, something's wrong. Something is wrong. And it is a long journey. But it's not very long Insha Allah, if not this generation, the next if not the next then the next insha Allah hooter, Allah. And victory is not about taking a land
that we all take Jerusalem and we, you know, I mean, maybe Allah knows, in his wisdom, why not now?
Maybe, maybe the next day will stand up and kill each other.
Allahu Allah. Maybe there's someone else behind the line doing something else. You know, Salah Salem, Sedna ended with this hadith. He says, I asked Allah for three things he gave me two and denied me the third. That hadith is in Muslim and Bukhari. It said, I asked Allah subhana wa taala, not to annihilate and destroy or get rid of my Alma because of a common plague, a plague that will wipe them out, Allah gave me it and asked the law that he doesn't wipe them out from an enemy, a foreign enemy, he gave me that and asked Allah not to let them wipe out get wiped out because of enmity within their ranks. But Allah did not grant me that
do one min and foresee him from within them? Perhaps Allah Subhana Allah knows a secret we don't. Your duty and your duty and my God and your judiciary, start with yourself. Next with your family. Next with your contracts and agreements, who you work for the jobs that you do. Next your wealth, where do you get it from? And how do you earn and what do you spend on? Most importantly, your heart? Is your Salat affecting you to be honest and trustworthy? Or are you still a liar and a betrayer and a cheater?
What is your state with your husband and wife? What is your state with your children? How are you raising them? What is your state in your job in your whatever you do? Are you learning are you educating yourself? Are you growing? Are you sticking to the values?
I know it might not seem like a lot when I said that the cars blocked all the way but it says a lot. You know and I suppose as I said don't block the road and all that stuff. But what I'm saying is I know it's trivial. But it says something about us
and hamdulillah there is still great hope and the OMA never dies. But it goes through a sleeping stage which the story and say the sleeping giant
insha Allah next week, I want to talk about what the young people are always asking and talking about. It's really entertaining for them. But I want to bring it to reality and make it serious and think properly about it. The signs of the last hour
is this one of the signs the last hour is the MACD coming out is that Jared coming is as I said I'm coming all the stories that they're asking insha Allah next week, I want to talk about it. And in sha Allah talk from the Christian and Jewish angle as well of what they believe in sha Allah who died and then what Muslims believe her there was a lot one of you know, Muhammad Anwar earlier or somebody has remained Thank you for listening was Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh