Channel: Ibrahim Hindy
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all praises you to Allah alone. And then we seek aid and assistance and to Him we turn both in repentance and for forgiveness. Truly Allah Subhana Allah guides then can mislead and he'll mala leaves to go astray, there is none who can guide and everyone says there's nothing worthy of worship, save Allah alone. And then Mohammed sallallahu wasallam is both his servant and His Messenger.
Allah Subhana Allah tells us in the Quran
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be persistently standing firm and justice, witnesses for Allah. Even if it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your relatives, whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both of them. So do not follow your personal inclinations, your personal bias, less Do not be unjust less to be nots just and if you distort your testimony, or refuse to offer it, then Indeed, Allah is well acquainted with whatever you do.
Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in this verse,
to stand up for justice, to be persistently awami. And I've been persistently upholding justice.
If the matter is between the rich and the poor, between the powerful and the powerless, between the ones who can benefit you and the ones who cannot benefit you. He tells you for law, who I will be Hema, Allah has a greater priority than both of them.
And he tells us to stand for the truth and justice even if it's against ourselves, or our own parents, or our own tribes and relatives. Yesterday
was Canada, Canada Day, the day of the Confederation of Canada,
where candidate shirt 153 years old, or 153 years past Confederation,
usually this Day is celebrated
in this country. And people are encouraged to think of all the great things about Canada, and all the great things that Canada has done.
And I'm sure that even many Muslims feel a sense of gratitude to this country. Many people came here after leaving places of war, places of conflict and turmoil, and they found peace and stability in Canada.
Many people have succeeded financially in Canada, and they feel a sense of gratitude in this regard.
However, this year, we've seen the discovery of mass graves, belonging to children all across Canada, graves of young kids and children buried outside of the schools that they were sent to attend.
And this has made many people stop and reflect over the actual history of this country
versus the patriotic national
lipstick version of history that we're typically given an exposed to.
And to reflect over some of the in justices that took place in the formation of this country which was born, which which most of this injustice was born upon the indigenous people of this land. The indigenous people have what is called to them, Turtle Island.
North America, Canada and the US, was known amongst the indigenous people as Turtle Island. Words like Canada and America is what the European colonizers called this land.
Allah subhanaw taala says in the verse that we mentioned in the beginning, yeah, you will know Kunal
Allah, Oh, you are believe be persistently firm and standing up for justice, be witnesses for a law, whatever other unforeseen come even if it's against yourselves, or your parents, or your relatives, even if we like Canada,
we have to be just in recognizing its successes and its failures. And recognizing its positives and its negatives, we have to be
persistently standing for justice,
the Confederacy of Canada.
And that narrative is one held by the rich and powerful and the indigenous people are not that.
And so Allah tells us when we look at a conflict between two people,
money and Iran rich or poor, what do we do?
We have to remember Allahu Allah be Hema, Allah has a greater priority than both the rich and the poor. Meaning that our allegiance to Allah and our allegiance to the truth, and to justice has to take precedence over any party in any conflict. And so when we look at this situation, we have to look at it from the lens of the Quran and the lens of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Look at this example of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that one man once came to him.
And he demanded the Prophet, give him back his loan, meaning the Bedouin man had loaned something to the Prophet, for the sake of Allah, and he's demanding it back.
And he said to the Prophet sallallahu, he said, give me what I loaned you.
The Prophet said, let me do this. I don't have this commodity to pay you back. I don't have anything to give you now.
And the man kept demanding his loan back. And the prophets kept saying that I do this. I don't have what to give you back.
Until the man said, find out well, how did you Johnny?
I will make things difficult on you, which is a very harsh phrase to be used, meaning I'm going to embarrass you
unless it until you pay me back.
And when the man said this word, the companions of the Prophet got angry with him. They said, Jim, don't you know who you're talking to? How dare you speak to the prophets of Allah and he said, I'm like this.
And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also got angry. But he did not get angry at the Bedouin men. He got angry at the Sahaba
he turned to them and he said to them,
Hello, Mr. Sasaki concern? Why are you not with the one whose rights have been taken away?
Who is in the rights this man loaned money he deserves the money that he loaned back
to the Prophet said to the Sahaba
Why are you not with the one whose rights have been taken away?
Meaning our profits on the lower audio sentiments telling them this religion means standing with the one whose rights have been taken away, even though in this instance, that meant standing on the side of the bed when not on the side of the prophets of Allah.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam wrote a note to be sent to a female companion hold'em device, asking her if she could lend the Prophet something that he can pay back this men. So she loved the profit dates. And the profit took this these dates and gave it to the man and the man took the data the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said to him quite a hell of faith. Did I pay you back that I fulfill your loan? The man said yes, you have fulfilled the loan. May Allah fulfill His promises to you. And the Bedouin men took his dates and left and the Prophet turn to the Sahaba and he said to them
hula he can see our goodness, these are the best of people. Now the scholars differ What does what did the Prophet mean by this, the prophet could have meant most likely. These are the best of people, meaning the Bedouin is of the best of people. Why? Because he gave a loan for the sake of Allah. And giving a loan for the sake of Allah is a great reward. Or the profits could have meant these are the best of people ie the ones who stand for justice, the ones who stand with the one whose rights have been taken away. So the profits that you can see on us in the hula, oma layer for
the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam said, these are the best of people. No nation has ever been sanctified in the right and the fate of a lion soldier. No nation has been purified in the sight of Allah when the weak amongst them cannot take the rights without any hesitancy meaning the purification of a nation of a people is when the weak amongst them is able to access the rights without any problem or objection or barrier in that path.
And so when we think about this hadith of our Prophet sallallahu wasallam, it's imperative that we ensure that the society that we live in,
provides the weak with access to the rights if the rights have been taken away, that they have access to get it back. And this can only happen when we recognize the rights of the weak to begin with,
that we don't erase the rights or diminish the rights, or pretend that the rights don't actually exist. For years, the indigenous people of this country have talked about the injustice is that they have endured. And for the most part, they were ignored. Or people said to them, that they were exaggerating. For years, they said that 1000s of children were taken away from them, and never came back home. And again, for years, they were dismissed. And now we are finding the mass graves outside of these schools of these children, I want you to imagine for a moment you being in their shoes,
the government decides a policy that every one of your people's children
have to be taken far away to attend this school far outside of your reach and your access. Imagine you have a child, four years old, and they say this child has to go to this residential school far away from your home.
And you say no, I don't want that.
Well, then the RCMP will show up at your door with their guns. And they will say that child has to go to that school. And they will rip the child out of your arms.
And so this child goes to the school that's authorized by the government that is run by either the catholic church or the Anglican Church.
And their teachers, the priests or the nuns are the reference might be people you've never spoken to before. You've never met them face to face. yet they're the ones taking care of your children. 24 seven.
And finally, when it's Christmas holidays, and the children are given permission, to go back to their homes, to be with their parents and families. Maybe that four year old child of yours doesn't come back home.
You see all the other kids coming back. And you're waiting for your child and your child never comes back.
Maybe they tell you all your child tried to run away from the school and we lost them.
Maybe they tell you Oh your child died of tuberculosis. And we had to bury them. Or maybe they don't tell you anything at all. Your child has just gone.
That's the story of many most indigenous people in this country.
We come from a religion, a book that tells us we then know all that you saw the I even quoted us, but Allah reminds us of the day of judgment when the baby will be asked for what reason she was killed.
And there are so many gruesome stories of survivors of the residential school systems.
I remember one of them during the Truth and Reconciliation committee that she came up and she mentioned a story about a young girl in one of these schools was raped
and by one of the priests or teachers there and she gave birth to a baby
and they brought
Down the baby and she was in the kitchen cooking, she was working in the kitchen, they brought down the baby and threw the baby into the incinerator in front of her. And she could smell, even the burning of the flesh. It's panela. This is what many people went through in these residential schools. In one residential school, there was an electric chair,
not to kill the children. But to punish them, they would strap the children in the electric chair and punish them with electrocution.
And of course, sometimes some of them died with us. And we think about this school system as being something in the past, but they only ended the law school in 1996. This is not ancient history.
Why was the school Institute Why was this school system instituted?
They just wanted to teach these kids how to read and write. You know, some people have even made this argument. Well, actually, they were doing a service. They were teaching these kids how to read and writes, well, why didn't they teach them how to read and writes next to their homes, in their communities? Why did they take them from their homes, far away from their parents? Well, this is what they said, in our house of commons, our government here in Canada. This is how they announced the residential schools. The Minister of Public Works said, in order to educate children properly, we must separate them from their families. Some may say that this is hard. But if we want to
civilize them, we must do that.
JOHN a MacDonald, who's the prime minister said to the House of Commons, the same year, they started the residential schools, when the school is on the reserves. The child lives with his parents were savages.
He is surrounded by savages. And though he may learn to read and write, he still has the habits, and the training, and the mode of thought, are Indian. He is simply a savage, who can read and writes.
This history is important for us, especially as Muslims to know because this same mentality of viewing the indigenous people as savages, as barbaric, as they need to be civilized by these very extreme measures,
is it not unlike the colonization, of much of the Muslim world that we endured at the hands of European powers?
In fact, even until today, Western powers will support brutal dictators, and Arab countries and Muslim the Muslim world, they will send them aid and support and weapons. Why are you supporting these brutal dictators, because of the mentality that the Muslim populations are Savage, and barbaric, and need to be civilized.
And we need stability. So we need to support these tyrants and these dictators, to ensure that we control these savage people. It's the same mentality that continues to persist.
And the residential schools was just one aspect of what indigenous people suffered in this country. There were laws that controlled their movements, they wouldn't be able to leave their reserves, their dress, their language, the Indian Act, which by the way, still exists as a lot. So today, not this particular part of the law, but in general, the Indian act still exists and functions that they prohibited gatherings and celebrations in which indigenous people danced, even their dance, their singing their poetry, they tried to strip this all away from them.
Why would they do this? This is forced assimilation, forcing the people to abandon their culture, their language, their beliefs, to assembly into the dominant culture. And again as Muslims, there is much for us to study and understand, because we can draw similarities between this and between the fact that in Quebec today, you cannot wear hijab, you cannot wear a turban, you cannot cannot wear a kippah while being a teacher, for example, the understanding the mentality of stripping people from their culture and their tradition and their religion and you know, their entire history is the same function. We see the same thing happening throughout Europe, banning of hijab and niqab, banning of
halal food even this just this week in France, one of the MPs stood up in Parliament and she suggested banning North African dances at weddings.
Why would they want to do that? Is it not the same mentality trying to strip people away from their culture? This is why they call it a religious and cultural genocide.
The same mentality exists and persists till this day. And we see it happening even to ourselves. And so until today, the indigenous people suffer a significant
in justices, much of the land that belongs to them, which is often called reserves is unilaterally taken away by the government or leased out to mining companies without the consent of the indigenous people, the First Nations people, much of the Indian act was meant to confine the indigenous people to the reserves. There were laws like if they left the reserves, stores were banned from selling them products, things like that. And they kept them there. And yet until today, we do not provide them with clean water.
And so and it's common in their lands in their areas, that for them to purchase, for instance, bananas that are rotting, they've gone bad, they're all blackened, it would cost them $20 to buy it.
Now, some people say, Well, why are they living on these reserves? They were forced to stay on the reserves. There were laws forcing them there for years and years and years. It's not easy after hundreds of years now it's all of a sudden move to a different place. And why shouldn't they? Right? And this is something really important. I think sometimes when I talk to Muslims about these topics, they say, well, it's their fault. They drink alcohol and do drugs. Actually, why do you think they drink alcohol and do drugs? Look at what they went through.
Look at the schools that they had to attend. Look at the punishment and the rape and the genocide that they endured.
Right? It's easy to just blame them, but look at the things that they went through, doesn't that make you have some Rama, some sympathy towards what they're going through. And doesn't that mean that as Muslims, we should be there to try to support them and help them overcome these challenges that they are facing these challenges that they're going through. And this is something for all of us to reflect upon, because we live in this land that ultimately belong to them.
And we benefit from it, and we work on it. And they're not telling you leave your house and give us your house, we're taking your property back. They're not asking for that. But at least to have respect for them and Rama for the things that they've went through. And to try to support them through it felt a little cold. Yeah, that was the audio that comes through in order for him.
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what are the things that we can do, to educate ourselves, or to help and support the indigenous people of Canada, one thing that we can do is to educate ourselves about the history of the First Nations peoples, what they've gone through what has happened to them. Another thing that we can do is to stand with them when their legitimate rights have been violated.
To us, also land acknowledgement, when we have events, even events at the masjid to acknowledge this land belonged to other people. And that we're grateful that we're able to make use of this land, but to at least have the respect to mention and to acknowledge that this land at one point did belong to them, and was taken away from them by force. And it's important for us to work to build relationships with indigenous people to get to know them, for them to know us as well. And I know a lot of Muslims are passionate about dalla. And they want to give Dawa to everybody that we meet, frankly, but including indigenous people. My own experience is that in many First Nations, people
are very, you know, holding on to their faith and holding on to their traditions because of what they went through. You know, Christianity was forced on them forced on their children. So they want to hold on to their traditions as much as possible. So if you walk in the door, and you say, I want to invite you to the snam, they might not really, really appreciate that, unless penalty Allah tells us who there are in smbd rameka, Bill Hekmati? Well, Miller that's in escena, call to the path of your Lord with wisdom. So the wisdom is to get to know them and have conversations with them, that they know us as human as people, and that they see the beauty of our religion, and the way that we
support the oppressed, and the way that we want to take care of those who have been, whose rights have been trampled on. And in the way that our religion and hamdulillah one of the most beautiful things about our religion is it doesn't strip the culture away from people. If you go to Morocco, you go to Nigeria, you go to Turkey, you go to India, you go to
Malaysia, Indonesia, the cultures in each of these places is different. Their clothing is different, their language is different, their food is different. Their entire culture and tradition in history has been preserved. yet they're all Muslim who worship Allah subhanaw taala and pray five times a day, because our religion did not come and say, we need to civilize you and strip you out of your clothing and put you in our clothing and strip you out of your language and put you in our language. Our religion doesn't do that. You can have whatever culture you want. I
As long as you will be Allah subhanaw taala and you worship God and you worship Allah zildjian. And so when people see what Islam has to offer, and that even if they don't want to hear about Islam from us, even if they don't want to talk about Islam will still be there serving them, and helping them and protecting them against injustice, then inshallah Allah will open their hearts and if someone doesn't, we're still doing our role as Muslims by defending them and standing up for the rights and that's what's important for all of us to remember and to acknowledge and to lend out a hand of support to the indigenous people of Canada and to help them through the injustices that they
have faced. Finally, inshallah one note before I end, I was asked for everyone to make dua for sisters aina Han, she's a 13 year old girl she is in Credit Valley Hospital fighting cancer, so her family's asking if we can make go out for her May Allah is legit, provide her with ease and relieve her from any discomfort and to cure her fully from this illness. Amin and Allahu Allah acre to Simona NaVi alladhina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam with Sima Allahumma salli wa sallam Allah says you know want to be in even Mohammed, Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed medical jakirah and abroad also Liana urodynamics squatter sundiata here yet I've been told cinammon do you mean he lay on the dean?
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