An empowering short speech in turbulent times
Channel: Haitham al-Haddad
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Soula Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Ashrafi lamblia your mousseline Avena Muhammad sallallahu alayhi, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman Kathira
when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa soviel, Selim was in Makkah, and the Muslims were tortured and facing a very difficult time very challenging time. Maybe more difficult than the time that we are facing these days. A group of the companions came to him and said to him, yeah, Rasul Allah and he was sitting next to Kava. And they said to me, well, Allah, don't you see what we are going through? Don't you see the difficulties we are going through? Why don't you make dua to Allah, Allah, Allah that Allah Allah, Allah, Allah gives us victory. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam did not like this tone of complain. Because this is a tone that defeated people normally use. So as a leader, and
as a leader for humanity, and as a leader for the leaders who are going to be the leaders for humanity, Muslims. So how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam address this defeated mentality?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them,
what's wrong with you, the people before you used to be tortured more than you are tortured. Now, they want to throw more difficulties than the difficulties you are going through now.
And then, not just only that, look at the psychology of that great leader Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he said, After showing them what should what all people who are holding a leadership position in humanity will go through. Then he told them, he showed them the vision.
He said to them, by Allah, Allah will establish this matter. Allah will establish this thing until the lady traveler travels alone, from the city of Santa to the city of Hadramaut lonely by herself, a distance of more than 1000 miles. She will feel no one but Allah, and she will be worried about her cattles, okay, because of the war,
and then the Prophet sallallahu sallam,
he told them, You are just being so hasty.
This hadith in Sahih al Bukhari, it shows us, it summarizes to us what we will go through as Muslims, and what will be the end of the matter, that at the end of the matter, this Dean, the Dean of Islam is the light, light, by nature can penetrate every single place. Nothing can stop the light. You read on a lot, we all know Allah He they're fine. Well, Lahoma, two more, nobody here and okay, you have nothing will stop the light. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam always used to give us the hope, used to tell us about the future, that the future lies with Islam. One time he said, By Allah, there is a noise will not come to an end until this beam will penetrate every single
house in every single corner of the universe.
And now, I always mentioned this one time I was in Norway, in Tromso, in the middle of nowhere. Some Muslims came from another city in Norway, north end of that, and they were asylum seekers. Yeah, they were told that you will not be accepted here unless we send you to that city. It is it was known as the Northeast city in the northern hemisphere. And they accepted that four plus months dark four plus months light. So when they want to there, they started to practice there, then
in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the eyes Subhanallah no one ever thought that Iran will be raised on that land. Not only that, they established a small mosque. And then after that, a person passed by they, you they speak poor English. Obviously, they did not learn Norwegian by that time. And that person who was a Norwegian, indigenous Norwegian, he speaks poor English as well. So he said to them, obviously he saw some people from Somalia, black people, he never saw maybe black people before he never saw such people. So he was he started a dialogue with them. They told him that we are Muslims. We worship one God, and that God is the creator of the
universe, that God sent messages through prophets or by prophets, one after another, and the final prophet was Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, Mohammed is telling us how to worship Him. And once we worship Him, we will get contentment in this life and more importantly, we will be admitted to paradise. And they explain to him the principle of paradise. They gave him a copy of the Quran A few days later, he came back as a Muslim
Subhanallah this is the will of Allah, that the deen will penetrate every single corner of the universe.
peacefully, whatever you say it, it will. It is the light of Allah, Allah Allah. So we have to believe in this My dear brothers and sisters, this is a very important principle to believe in. Now Allah Allah, Allah Allah, the second point or the second hashtag, if you like, the second point, is Allah Allah, Allah, Allah says in the Quran, he gave us a very important universal law, which is when Allah Allah He knows about bang the bow, the hood, the mazzani Obeah wants to know what Mama said you do huge Qaddafi has some Allah He cathedra when I answer an Allah who may in Allah, Allah Korean disease, the translation of this, if God did not repel some people by means of others, many
churches, synagogues and mosques were God's name is much invoked, would have been destroyed, god is sure to help those who help his cause. God is strong and mighty. So the rule is simple. You will win one time or you will lose or you will win another time you will lose at the end, the truth will win.
As simple as this, the key thing of this universal Divine Law, don't give up.
Don't give up Subhanallah My dear brothers and sisters, this is a universal law, not regarding Muslims, not for Muslims, even you as a human being as far as you try and keep trying one time you will get there.
And for us as Muslims, if we keep trying, keep trying keep trying, even if we lose 100 times the truth will prevail one time. And so as far as there is this Madatha Yes, you will resist, not lose. Make sure my dear brothers and sisters, you continue doing this and you will win at the end of the day.
There another point? My dear brothers and sisters, we should start saying as Muslims in the UK, we should not start calling ourselves as Muslims in the UK, we should reconfirm that we are citizens. We are British, we are Europeans, even after Brexit or before Brexit. At the end of the day, we are Europeans, we are British. What does that mean? It means that I'm so sorry to use this language, but the white Christian or liberal person he should not have right more right over me to define what Britain is. We are partners.
We are partners. British values. Yes, British values before we accept them, we should raise a very important question. Who decided them?
Who said to them when we consulted? No, we were not consulted. We are British. I am British, as Theresa May is British. We have equal rights. Yes, the law of the majority will rule one time, but it doesn't mean the minority will be demonized. One time the minority might become the majority.
This is one thing. In fact, if we talk about democracy, the democracy emerged to protect the rights of minorities. In fact, my dear brothers and sisters, I don't like to use the word minority veto because it internalizes the mentality of defeat, we should say that the rules of the game has changed. And we should not accept to be subjugated, to be inferior, to be defeated. No, we are equal.
We are all equal. And this country has to be defined by all members of the country. From now on my dear brothers and sisters, we should not accept this language, the language of defeat we should talk loudly that we are British as any as the Queen is
we should use that language.
Yes, because if we are talking otherwise we will be hypocrites. We talk about equality, we talk about citizenship, we talk about rights, we call talk about responsibilities. And in a matter of fact, we are not applying this why? See, my dear brothers and sisters, when the person, no person who does not think that he is defeated, will be defeated. When the person is defeated, he accepted to be defeated mentally, and that's why he will be defeated. So that's why the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam never endorsed this kind of language. He doesn't want us wherever we live, to accept this language and to accept this status quo.
The last point that I would like to mention,
my dear brothers and sisters,
the more I ponder and reflect about what is happening, I found I, I found that there is
something called I call it the square of influence, the square of influence, where there are four sides or four corners, very important corners, we need from now on to put more attention to these four corners. These four corners are the most influential areas in our life, politics, media,
law, and economy,
politics, media, law and economy. Unless we penetrate these areas, yes, we will continue losing.
Unfortunately, many young brothers, those who go to ISIS join ISIS go to Syria, etc, etc. I feel that they are miskeen and in fact, I strongly believe that Western countries want them to go there. Apart from the economical gains Western countries will gain because of this rubbish ISIS No, no, no, no, they don't want young Muslims to think in the right way in the right direction to play with the most influential tools which are media sorry, politics, media, economy and law. So young people you need to be more involved in that last point. I like that French saying that says when you are in the when people kick you from the back yeah, this means that you are
you are in the front
when people kick you from the back yeah, it means what they cannot come face to face. Yeah, they cannot face you face to face there are so afraid from you and More over you are in the front. Now I believe that that
cage and other organizations other similar organizations
the the the some elements within the government some policymakers some some Islamophobes they are unable to sit in a face to face debate with cage or with any other organizations like cage meant another example and some other organizations they are unable to face them face to face that's why all work they do ban them from here to stop them from you ban them from there. They're there they're there. And this is what we used to call an Arabic when a person is coward.
Yeah, he cannot face me. Yeah. Face to face. Then he Oh, do all these dirty tactics, because he is just covered cannot face the reality.
The future in sha Allah is bright, help, truth will prevail. Cinema