Khutbah Finding Hope & Gaza’s Martyrs
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If Allah subhana, WA Tada sent us the prophets and he sent us the prophets as human beings. Well in the mat, an additional myth LUCAM. You have,
Allah commands our Prophet to say, Indeed I am. Amen just like you except that I receive revelation.
And so the prophets are between these two realities of being a human being, and the reality of prophethood.
And by understanding the nature of prophethood, by understanding the uniqueness of the prophets, in their beliefs, in their wisdom, and their etiquettes, we find what has made them be chosen by Allah subhanaw taala for the revelation? Well, it can lead Had Allah for people that study, Allah says, These are the ones whom God has guided to, in their guidance, follow, stick true to their guidance, stay to their example. And so by examining the characteristics of the prophets, we find the attributes and the attitudes that are necessary for them to attain superiority over mankind, for them to be the best of the creation.
And there is a characteristic that we find in the Quran amongst the different prophets.
One that is incredibly powerful, one that allows them to be the leaders amongst people, one that allows them to gain victory despite adversity.
It is the characteristic, the attitude, of being optimistic, of being hopeful. And it's something we can see throughout the life of our Prophet sallallahu. Either you're setting up and it was present in times of peace and in times of war.
When he was surrounded by supporters or by enemies, it was present when he was starving, or thirsty, some Allahu Allah He was in them, it define the character of our Prophet, and something that he would impart to his companions, to have hope, to have optimism, to have beautiful thoughts about your Lord Subhana, Allah and your Creator, to have a bright vision for the future.
And this is an incredibly important lesson and may be the most incredibly important lesson for men these days.
to always be hopeful, to always be optimistic, even when we are abandoned, even when we are dehumanized.
Even when the so called leader of the free world, dismisses the deaths of civilians in Gaza, even when our own Muslim leaders refuse to exert any pressure or leverage for the sake of the people of Gaza, even when we see the bombs are falling, even when we see the blood is shed, even when we see the children are killed, no matter how severe the adversity is, no matter how dire the situation becomes, no matter how aggressive the enemies are, no matter how much our community
is tested with divisions and disunity, it's imperative for us to have a brief vision for the future.
For us to be hopeful for what is going to come next for us to have hope in our Lord subhanho wa taala.
When Prophet Musa alayhis salam
is fleeing his persecutor, fleeing his oppressor with a small group of slaves, and they are running until they arrive and before them is the sea. And behind them is the enemy.
And the people around Musa
Musa in Allah mudra Hoon,
the companions of Musa, they said, We're overcome, this is the end, where else are we going to go? An enemy that wants to kill us, behind us, and a seed should drown us before us. And Musa alayhis salam.
He doesn't know what's going to happen. He doesn't know what's gonna happen next. But he is optimistic. He is insistent that there's going to be a bright future ahead. And he replies to them and he says, file a killer in America, Europe visa Dean. He says no, rather my Lord is with me and He will guide me. He has confidence that Allah subhanaw taala is the Most Merciful. He's confident that Allah protects the believers. He has confidence that
Allah subhanaw taala will give them the best ending.
And he's confident that Allah does not abandon his servants.
And after he says this, and he shows his hopefulness in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal shows him the way out. Well Hina ala Musa in Abu Dhabi,
Allah inspired to Musa strike this, strike the sea with your staff, and it parted and it became like two mountains. This is the pinnacle of optimism. When the person has nothing
in this world to rely upon,
nothing in this world is going to save you. And you rely upon your Lord subhanho wa Taala you know that your board is going to protect you and your weakness and strengthen you when you are a few.
We see the example in Yahoo that he has sent
when he loses his son use of it his center and he's told that his son is dead. And his son has lost and all the sons around him are convinced there is no way that use of can ever come back. And he says yeah, but when he gets to have to hustle me he will suffer it.
When it so Rohilla he says Go and search for use of his brother. Go and look for him. When I T S. Allah do not despair from the relief of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the whole lie Yes. Rohilla como Kafeel. He says nobody disappears from the relief of Allah except those who disbelieve, it is a sign of disbelieving in Allah's Odin that you are not hopeful for His mercy. It is a sign of disbelieving Allah subhanaw taala that you despair the to give
that you don't have any optimism and hope that something better can be there.
So he says go and look for them, go and search them. Because no one disappears from the relief of Allah except that they're disbelieving people.
And we see our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tries to teach this attitude to the companions in so many different circumstances. When he goes and he visits a man who was sick, an old man who was sick, and he tells him now best fold in sha Allah, may there be no harm. And may it be a pure tea for you? May it be a purification, meaning a purification we could understand in your body that you're purified from the sin, purified from the sickness or a spiritual purification purified from your sins. The Prophet says May you find purity in sha Allah.
And the old man turns to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says the whole puberty
then he had to fall
This is a bubbling fever on an old man who will take him to the grave. The man has no optimism for sure home to die. The fever is bubbling. This is an overcoming fever. It's not something like
I'm an old man, I can't withstand 200 for sure and take him to the grave.
You know, are prophets of Allah, who it was sent him said to him, for now, even then, yes, in that case, if this is the way you think of the world, if this is the way you are insistent of thinking about the world, always in the negative, always that the worst thing is going to happen. Always that we're going to lose, we're going to be overcome. If this is the way you think, than your rights. We know the power of our mind and our positive effect. So many studies on this reality, the placebo effect, they're just thinking that you can overcome something might be the reason you overcome it. So the prophet tells me if you're insistent on being negative, then the negativity will win. But if
you're insistent on being optimistic, then you're in the path of the prophets. We see our Prophet sallallahu send them when he's in the cave, with Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah, and they see the feet of grace walking around looking for them, and is afraid. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him, what do you think about to the third of them is Allah. Allah is with us. Allah will take care of us. Allah will protect us, in the most dire of circumstances. This is the optimism of Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, we see the Prophet sallallahu
and the believers in the Battle of Walesa, when the Arabs bring the biggest army they've ever brought in order to exterminate all of the Muslims. Believe
it or soon when
you thought the disbelievers and hypocrites they thought the believers are never going back to their home
As the prophet is never gonna go back to their home, they're dead. This is the attitude of hypocrisy. We despair, we give up in that same battle.
The Prophet sallallahu already was sending them when he instructed the Muslims to build the trench, and they're digging a trench
to keep this army at bay. And the Muslims come across a huge rock
and they can't break it. So they asked our Prophet Sall, Allahu Allah, He will send them we don't know what to do. There's a massive boulder here. We don't know how to break it to build the trench. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam comes, and alone. After dozens of men tried to break it together, the prophet comes alone. And he strikes at once and he says, Allahu Akbar, Allah who teach my fatty Hashem. He says, Allahu Akbar, I have been given the keys to the kingdom in a shower, and he strikes it, and it starts to break. And he says, Allahu Akbar OTT refer to unfairness. Allahu Akbar, I've been given the keys to the kingdom of kingdoms of Persia, and he strikes in in the
And he says, Allahu Akbar, who teeth MIFARE t halimun. I haven't given Allahu Akbar, I've been given the keys to the kingdoms of Yemen, and he strikes to the third time and it breaks and it shatters. One of the miracles of our prophets of Allah who were how to use. The hypocrites are watching our Prophet do this.
And the hypocrites. They start to mock our Prophet Sall Allahu Allahu center, they start to insult him, they start to say, What is wrong with this man? We are surrounded by an enemy. We can't even go to the bathroom to go to the bathroom, they would walk far away and go to the bathroom. You can't walk for a week, the Army is all around you. We're gonna get hit by an arrow. We can't even go to the bathroom in peace. And this man is talking about the kingdoms of Persia, the kingdoms of Yemen, the kingdoms of Hashem. What is he talking about?
This is the optimism of a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in the lifetime, in the lifetime of his companions, they got the keys to all of those kingdoms.
This is the way the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam was entirely the believers, even while they're under attack, even while the enemies are surrounding them.
They're envisioning the victory of the future, we have to be the same. Even when we see the bombs are falling. Even when we see the enemies are converging. We're all supporting the destruction, the genocide of the people of Gaza, even when we see their money and their weapons are consolidated. For this, we have hope and Allah subhanaw taala, we see that the victory is going to come, we see that the victory is going to be there.
Usually Subhanallah when people
think of a person who's optimistic, if I say think about someone who's cheerful and optimistic, you start to think somebody who's got an easy life. They're so happy and optimistic. Because their life is so easy because everything's as good for them. That's why they're looking at me my life is tough. That's why I can't be like the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam think about all the tests that he went through. before he's even born, his father has died. He's born and shortly after his mother dies, and he's an orphan. And despite his nobility, there's no one even to teach him to read and write some Allahu Allah has sent them. Three of his children pass away in infancy.
And he buries all of his children except one before he dies on the lung where it was Sunday. And we know what he is holding his son Ibrahim and crying over him to the point that the Sahaba
didn't know how to understand the amount of grief the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam felt for his son Abraham.
He said, Well, Villa Himalaya, well, the Truffula he.
He said, I feared for the sake of Allah when no one else feared and I was harmed for the sake of Allah with what no one else was harmed with. And I spent three days and nights myself and Bilal, we didn't even eat a single bite of food. And yet he still Allahu Allah you send them when the Companions describe him. They said mount it to I had access to this from and middle school into high school.
I never saw anyone smile more than the messenger of allah sallallahu at your center, he's still smiling. He's still optimistic. He still has a bright vision for the future. So Allahu Akbar he was sending him we see when I saw the Allah Who was he asked the Prophet What was the worst day you saw was the worst day you saw the day
when 70 of the companions were killed when your best friend
hands out of the Allahu who's the uncle of the Prophet but Subhanallah they're so close in age.
for maybe two years apart, and the Prophet is raised in the house of Abdi McConnell,
and Hamza is the son of your brothers. We say he's the uncle which he is, but the really like brothers, and Hamza is killed and awkward. And height ask the prophet is the worst day you ever faced in your life. He says no, there was a day worse. He said the day when I went to apply,
and I offered myself to the leaders of a price and they did not respond in a way that I wanted, in reality, insulted the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said, and then I was driven out, they grabbed a mob of people to attack the Prophet with sticks and stones, and the Prophet ran for his life from Allahu Allah.
He said for hundreds of rooms like 100 kilometers he ran, he said, until the angel Jibreel came to me. And he asked me, give us permission, and the angel of the mountains will collapse the mountains on the people of a life.
And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not choose vengeance, did not choose his anger. He chose optimism. He chose hope. He said No, maybe their children will worship Allah alone and will not associate in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala We ask Allah has returned to me because people were optimistic people who have a great vision for the future and people who can see the victory of Allah subhanaw taala is going to come for full equality had or somebody that comes through
Hello, welcome to the level salatu salam ala Rasulillah who Allah He was a happy woman. Probably shortly somebody who is in the mid Ragnarok determined the Sangha for Kali.
One of the aspects of our optimism
is that Allah subhanaw taala has blessed us
with the concept of martyrdom. The concept of there being a Shaheed
when we think about all the people in Gaza, when we think about their children trapped under the rubble, when we think about the kids who are sobbing, over the bodies of their parents, when we think of the fathers, who are holding their daughters, who have died in their arms and crying over them, before they bury them, we have to remember these are Shahada. These are martyrs. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, well, that's a photolemur Yorkton visa vie de La Jolla and what
Allah subhanaw taala says Do not say of those who have been killed in the way of Allah that they are dead, rather they are alive but you cannot perceive. Allah says another verse would live you know what you do visa vie the lye and water.
Do not think of those who have died or have been killed in the safe in the Cause of Allah as being dead. Rather, they're alive and being provided for by Allah. Even ambassador, the Allah Allah and he said about this verse, the reason it was revealed to us, he said that when the Companions died, and
Allah subhanaw taala placed their souls inside of the hearts of green birds, and these birds were flying in Paradise, and they were eating from the fruits of the trees of paradise. And these souls began to speak to each other and to say who will inform our brothers, about the beauty and the amazing things that we are experiencing. So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada said to them, I will inform them about what it is you are in what it is you are experiencing. So Allah revealed the verse without seven Nila Dino coochie roofie Sabina de la
fairy Hina Bhima Tahoma long and for me, that is the Allah's reveal. Do not consider that those who are killed for the sake of Allah that they are dead rather they are alive, and they are being provided for by their Lord Fetty clean they are enjoy over what Allah subhanaw taala has given them from His bounty, waist up Sharon and they are giving glad tidings to the ones who are still going to join them. Allah hopeful and it him whatever, that there is no fear upon them, nor shall they agree. It's enough to understand the beauty of being a Shaheed by the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wished to be amongst them. Our Prophet sallallahu wasallam says Would it would it
octal visa vie the law folks and some mafia folks from mafia. He said I wished I were to be killed for the sake of Allah then given life again than to be killed and to be given life again than to be killed and
It's enough for us to know the beauty of being a martyr for the sake of Allah Azza wa Jalla that Allah raises them and mentions them alongside the prophets in paradise. Well they also allow Rasul Allah,
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those who obey Allah and His Messenger, they will be with those who have the blessings of Allah, who are the people of the blessings of Allah, meaning the being the prophets was the deity and those who are truthful, was shahada, those who have shahada, those who are martyrs
was saw the pain and those who are righteous. What has
to be beautiful companionship is that what beautiful company is that? Why are they called Shahid, a witness in our faith. The scholars have different opinions amongst them is that they bear witness to the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala from the first moment that they are killed. From the first moment the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, all their sins are forgiven, and they see their place in paradise. They bear witness to the blessings of Allah from the first moment. Amongst the is that they the angels will bear witness over their sacrifice. The witness, the angels will say this person gave their life and their blood for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And amongst it is
because the scholars say that they will be witnesses on the Day of Judgment. The Shaheed will be a witness on the day of judgment over the nation's they will be a witness to Allah subhanaw taala and say, We were killed in the path of goodness, we will we were killed.
Standing up for the truth. We were killed
for no good reason. They will be witnesses on the day of judgments over the people.
And in fact, the beauty of this concept of being a Shaheed a witness
is that Allah subhanaw taala says one of the reasons why there is hardship and difficulty at times is for Allah to take people and choose them to be a Shaheed what's in Kellyanne muda Willow have been a nurse one year on Emma Latina and we tuck them in come Shahada. These are the days we give you insurance you have good days and you have bad days and these bad days the reason for them, Allah Subhana Allah Allah will make clear who is the believer and he will make clear and he will choose from amongst them who is going to be the Shaheed
and then once came to our prophets of Allah or the prophets of Allah, Allah said once went to visit a man who was sick, and then was ill.
And the man complained to the Prophet he said, I wish that I died as a shaheed.
And the Prophet sallallahu sallam said to him, who are the Shahada? Who are the people who is the person who's the shade? They said the one who fights in his killed for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it then shahada Mati codeine. In that case, the shahada of my OMA will be too few to be too limited. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned a number of categories of people who receive shahada, the one who is suffers a plague is a Shaheed the one who dies because of a stomach illness is a Shaheed the woman who dies while she is pregnant is a Shaheed the person who dies because a building collapses over them is a shahid
there are many shahada and Allah subhanaw taala will take many from our Ummah because the Prophet said you are making it too few. If you say it's only those killed on the battlefield, then it's too few. There are many shahada
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says another Hadith the one who was killed and protection of their property is a Shaheed the one who was killed in self defense is a Shaheed and the one who was killed for their religion as a shaheed. And so when we think about our brothers and sisters in Gaza, because we are going to be people who are hopeful, because we are people who are optimistic, because we are people on the path of Rasulullah sallallahu. Where are you ascending? We think with optimism, we remember that Allah subhanaw taala is going to take care of them. We remember that Allah subhanaw taala is going to give them the highest rewards. We remember that Allah
subhanaw taala is from the first moment of their death going to allow them to see and to witness his pleasure and his blessings. And we remember that Allah azza wa jal gifts this ummah, this concept of shahada in order to remind us to continue to strive, to continue to struggle to continue to stand up for the truth, to remind ourselves, we only are going to win. We only are going to have success.
We only are going to have victory because either we win and the Truth Wins. Or we die in the path of Allah even if we die in our beds, we die in the path of Allah and we are granted shahada from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada as long as we are fighting for the truth to succeed, may Allah subhanaw taala bless the people of Reza May Allah subhanaw taala protect them from all evil May Allah Subhana Allah accept their dead to be shahada I mean in the long manner
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