Haitham al-Haddad – The Story of Jakob the Liar – A Call for Optimism and Victory in Gaza

Haitham al-Haddad
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the history of the book Jacob the liar, which describes a woman who claims to have been a shoemaker and that the Germans are losing hope. The speaker also talks about the struggles of the backendier group, including losing their faith and trust, and the importance of showing hope to their friends and community.
AI: Transcript ©
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There was a documentary that was published in 1999. And the title of that Jacob, the lawyer, the story of this documentary, and they said that it is a true story. And it is talking about the concentration camps for the Jewish people by the Nazis. They said in one of those concentration camps, after some time, the Jewish people there, they lost hope. And as a result of this, they started to commit suicide, they started to stop marrying and having children, one of them who is known as Jacob. And he used to be a shoemaker or something like this, he noticed this, and he said that if we continue like this, we will kill ourselves by ourselves, not by our enemies. So what did

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he do? He invented a lie. That's why the commentary is called Jacob the liar. He created a lie. And what does this lie say? He claimed that he listened to the signals of the Germans, and he assured his people that according to those signals, the Germans are going to lose the war and it will be announced soon his people started to believe in this story. As a result of this, they stopped committing suicide, and they started to get married again and to have a children and then they said that they were saying the moral of the story, that losing hope is the first enemy of who of yourself, any nation might kill themselves by themselves by losing coal. And that's why from an

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Islamic perspective, having hope is something that Sharia is recommending in the Quran. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah says, Don't be sad, don't be low, because you are successful, as far as you are believers and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam used to give his people hope all the time, you know, in the Battle of the Trench, when he was digging with Muslims, and he was surrounded by the enemies. He said, Allahu Akbar, I see that we will conquer and we will open the lands of the Romans and the lands of the Persians. The people were surprised how can he say this? Especially after paying the hypocrites they said, how can he say this? Why any of the Muslims

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cannot just go outside the main camp to relieve himself due to the state of fear they were in Subhan Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he will send them based on the promise that Allah Allah Allah Allah guaranteed to him the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam want them to see hope all the time and this is we see this throughout the Sierra the Muslims, when they came to the Prophet SAW Selim Oh make dua for us see what is happening to us the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not sympathize with them. Those people will not be the leaders the prophets, Allah, Allah, Allah Selim in a very psychological way. He is dealing with them as the leaders as the

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leaders of a humanity. That's why the Prophet SAW Selim did not put attention to what they are going through. He gave them the hope that Allah Allah Allah will establish this Deen until a lady traveler travels from sun to Hadramaut long distance with no fear except she fears Allah, Allah, Allah and the wolf giving hope is so important for success. Alhamdulillah we see our brothers and sisters in Palestine, they have a lot of hope. And sometimes they are sending us messages of hope, messages of confidence, and they are telling us, don't worry, don't worry, we will be victorious despite what they are going through what Allah He loves people, they should be the leaders of humanity

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Subhanallah because they have this hope, they have this trust, and despite all what they are going through, they are the most just people even when they deal with their enemies, we see them having hope and having confidence in the Promise of Allah, Allah, Allah Allah. Not only that, but we also see that they are doing well in terms of defending themselves against their enemies. And in sha Allah, we will see good news My message to the Palestinians in Gaza, continue doing what you are doing, sacrificing for yourself, sacrificing for your freedom, sacrificing for your dignity, and in sha Allah, you will see victory the Palestinians in Gaza and even the Palestinians elsewhere in West

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Bank and any other place the other thing is a message to all Muslims. Don't lose hope because as we said, losing hope is the biggest enemy against yourself against your community, against your ummah and always send messages of hope to the Palestinians and to yourself. And remember, the struggle of the Palestinians is not the struggle for themselves, they are struggling on behalf of the entire ummah.

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