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Virtues of al-Aqsa
Channel: Ismail Kamdar
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Did you over the next few weeks, we will take some time to discuss some of the virtues and history of the lesson learned about himself.
And the reason for this is the amount of multiple reasons for this reason number one, is that many of the younger generation are unaware of why,
why Jerusalem why Palestine is so important.
Many of the younger generation don't really know the history of this land, the virtues of this land, and why this place is so beloved.
And Reason number two, of course, the political events that have occurred over the past few weeks, that will remind us of the urgency of this topic.
So inshallah, what we're going to do is, today I'm going to discuss some of the foregoing the virtues of that land, as mentioned in the Quran.
What does Allah subhanaw taala say about that place? What does Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam save on at least, so that we can understand the importance and holiness of that land in Islam?
Next week, inshallah, we will look at the end of an upsurge in the time of the Sahaba. How does our perceive that lead? How do they interact with it? And what do they do with that land? The week after inshallah, we will look at the story of Salah in a UB and why the answer was so important to select within a unit. And then finally, we'll end up the series in four weeks time with a discussion of the current political events and what led to the current situation about ourselves. So these will be the four topics we will cover and it might take us more than four weeks, but inshallah it will just take us four weeks, if we needed to go longer.
please shala, we're going to look at some of the virtues of an ox as mentioned in the Quran, and edition. And the word the name of this Masjid most Eagle AXA, is mentioned in the Quran. In the verse I decided at the beginning of the football, that verse number one of Surah Al is wrong. Allah says the handle is his super handler, the authority of the healing machine is as much to the oxen
lonely be to the ones who took his service at night for most of the harami after too much to go outside Johnson island as he bar off now hold on. Must you observe who we have less everything around him?
Leaving Linnea homey Idina to show him our science is not who was in need for a while Allah He is all see or hear he's able to hear and see all things. Now in this verse, once you have your data gives us three virtues of possible answers. In this one verse, we have three versions of merciful answer. Before we go into that, what is muscle?
Right. So one of the first points you need to remember is that the names of cities and the names of countries change over time.
So sometimes when you are reading the Quran or the Hadees, you may not recognize it is talking about the same city or country that exists today. For example, although the Heidi's talk about the blessedness of a shop
today when we are a sham reading, Silvia, but the modern country of Serbia is less than 100 years old. a sham is the entire region. What is today Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel,
Serbia, all of these Natch combined, all of these lands combined is actually a shot. This was a single country until World War One.
This land has now multiple different countries at war with each other with a single country until World War One. And so any Heidi's talking about the blessings of Russia applies to Palestine as well. We should not restrict the meaning of the Hadees more than the surreal because the prophets voice wasn't referring to what is a shot or Syria today. He was referred to what a sharp in his time
Which is an entirely new feature.
Right now due to the city itself had different names in different cultures and in different then. So the Romans had a different name for it. The average had a different name for it, generally, which isn't liquid.
We call that region upside, this is the best land, the Holy Land. And Jerusalem is the English name for it. And it's a name that we can use as well because it is rooted in some of the Scripture. So what are the three blessings means? blessing number one, this was the Land of Israel on Mirage, right Surah Al is wrong begins by mentioning that.
We all know the story of history when we arrived in one night and wants to handle data to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Makkah to Jerusalem. And to give one marker to machine will observe where he led the souls of all the past prophets.
And then he ascended to the heavens for the miracle.
question, why would Allah handle the greeting from Makkah to an answer and then from the airport a lot? Why not do it directly?
It wants to establish the existence of Islam. That is a blessing place in Islam, that this land belongs to Islam. And so, the significance of the Islam was to show that even though the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was based in Makkah, and at that time he had no political power at all. At that point in time to practice law, he had no political power at all. He was run a minority of wisdom in Makkah. He hadn't even made the hydreigon
political Petula Medina yet, but why taking him to merciful oxer and having him lead the other prophets in Salah
wants to be handled without issuing the status of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the status of the oma in prediction of oxa will be a land of Islam and showing the status of their land.
So there are many, many virtue that we can derive from this verse. From the virgin we can derive from this verse is the name of the masjid itself. If somebody have asked Where do you get this name Once you accept from beginning from this verse, Allah subhana wa Taala himself calls it wants you to
write the first question Why do you call the void is busted because it's, it's far away from aka. Right? So back then it was called the first question because those were the first two months Jesus in other words, you will get two and one was very far away from it turns listening mentioned in this first, unless you have a handle down describe the boxer as others IE by ragna from a Masjid then we addressed everything
we have to Baraka, in everything around
the land of Al Aqsa is blessing, and its people of this as agriculture is blessing. And the Islam of the region is blessing. And so that is the land of Baraka, that is the land of the land of goodness, and has always been so for the bulk of our history.
One of the virtues of Alaska, mentioning the Hadees is that it was the second Masjid to be built. So one of the Sahaba once asked the proposal, Lago de was an old feudal law, what was the first posture? Right meaning not in the time of the practice of all these nobody in the history of this world? What was the first question and the purpose a lot while he was in the car, but
then he asked, what was the second question? And he said possible?
Now these difference of opinion, when were the Kaaba and Muslims are both and by doing one opinion, are the values alarm established? And he says instead established must you do?
another opinion voted in we establish what your email is. The email each level is Marilla listed on both the GABA and the is Ibrahima Islam is harmful Islam.
Right. There are many different opinions they did opinions and dilute early Islam is the one who established
what seems to be strong, if you put all these opinions together is that GABA and Masood Aqsa were both there from the very beginning from the time of admission, but over the years they've been destroyed and rebuilt and destroyed and rebuilt, destroyed. People actually will revolt by Ibrahima Isa is an E book by Darwin olusola. He goes by the Sahaba as well, with the Sahaba took over Jerusalem. There wasn't much outside Jerusalem. The Romans had destroyed it and turn it into a donkey doing a dump yard and we'll discuss this next week. And Omar regular himself cleaned up the dump yard and he and his lover rebuild up some of that land.
Even the cover itself in the time of the Sahaba, with a great civil war took place we didn't even cover.
The cover was damaged, and parts of it were destroyed, we had to be rebuilt. So the buildings were rebuilt many times. And that's why we have different aerations about rebuilding. Right. But the point here related to our topic, instead of mosquito AXA, was the second place of worship to be established from the virtue of Al Aqsa is that it is the land that received the majority of profits. And this is why this land is blessing and respected and sacred in all three of the Abrahamic religions, that Jews, Christians and Muslims all love and respect Islam. Because this was the land of Yaqoob Elisa, this was the land of you shouting. This was the land of the Elisa, this was the end
of the month. This was the dead of peace Ali Salaam, this was the Land of Israel. This was the land explore the prophecy. This land was so beloved to the prophets of Allah.
That Mousavi Salaam was unable to enter it. When he was passing away he asked Allah looking down here
at you can at least be here. And then when Booz Allen Suzanne passed away, and you shall Elisa becomes the prophet of Bani Israel. He leaves the army to take over Luxor. And the sun is about to ship and he asked Allah to allow him to conquer epsa. Before the sunset, Allah was a medical for profit. Usually, the vertical was the sun did not set until
that's what he's vertical.
And then the time to live on Elisa. With the help of the gym, he built the most beautiful, amazing, magnificent buildings.
These don't exist anymore. They were destroyed in the time of the Babylonian invasion of God.
The point is that, throughout the history of Islam, in the time of almost every great prophet observed played a role, even the story of Prophet Ibrahim Ali Salah. We know that Prophet Ibrahim Alayhi Salam had to run away from his village.
And the Quran says that we see him and his nephew Luke and to come to a place
we see them and to get progressively and what is their blessing then it is a sham.
And there was an end the Prophet Ibrahim on the salon, as well. The story of the Sally Salah takes place in Atlanta as well. And that's why today, the Christians also go there to remember, no Jesus who we accept as a prophet, and who they unfortunately worship Allah didymo. So this is the land investment, and it is the land which will bless it and he was beloved to Musa Alexander and he was beloved to easily Solomon he was beloved to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and so righto today, people across all three of the Abrahamic faiths, Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, love that land, respect the land and want to be.
The sad reality is that we are living in one of only two points in Muslim history where we don't have the access to the Atlantic, as we would love to.
For the bulk of Muslim history, Muslims ruled
and Jews and Christians had full freedom of religion and this is something is truly remarkable. It is only only when Muslims rule the Jews and Christian had full religious meaning.
When Christians ruler observed before Islam, the Jews were oppressed.
Right, the Jews were allowed to do the acts of worship. That's why they actually made a bunch of answering to a dumb idea as a way of insulting the Jews.
Right when the Crusaders do the accent, and we'll discuss this in two weeks time we know what
he was doing honestly even more brutal, it was savage it was happening
a lot even back to those thumbs down, show him do backflips
what is happening today is only the second time in our history where the Muslim that
for a period of time the Crusades had taken over Allah gave it back. And now for a period of time we have been tested with the Israeli rule in that area. inshallah Muslims will be given it back again, one day in the future.
So this is the lesson that and he learned where a lot of greatness occurs in in others who worship a handle eventually another blessing of design this lesson is often overlooked, right in the beginning of surah T handle that is a global coordinate. What Dini was a dude what do we see need for hazard? Well, I mean,
The big and all the three by mouth scenario and by this lesson city now mountain as we all know, that's the mountain we Mousavi assumption.
And this lesson city reverse to market. Right? But what is the big in all of you I want to handle taking an old or big and all the trees and then talk to me about bouncing
because figs and all those are the two main products of juice and
then that land is big and all the trees objects.
And that is the main production and is the main thing they produce in that area.
And so Allah is taking an old on the on the pig in the olive tree to remind us of the blessing of Allah.
And so a lot Samantha is actually is actually taking an odious different opinion the one opinion is all the three main prophets.
prophets. These are the surah, who came from the land of the pig in the olive tree from the deck of Allah. Prophet Mousavi Salaam who spoke to a lighthouse. And Prophet Muhammad was on World War in the desert city. So when you mentioned the pig in the olive tree and Denmark and Mount Sinai and then the city is referring to these three components, that's one opinion and the other opinions is referring to these three lands as less and less.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala only takes in old one data which is important. And the bat Allah for other things in Odin observed shows us the importance of
so these are some of the virtues of his blessing that Allah subhanho wa Taala read and read the ability to put in our lifetimes and maybe make it the land is once again saving the for believers to worship Allah
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There are so many pieces about the virtue of
too many two lessons.
I just mentioned a few.
We practice a lot of these Some said that a religious journey is only allowed to take two three destinations. One must be Haram in Makkah, the prophet must God Medina, and mercy will accept. Now this, this has been misunderstood in the past 100 years. Right is a segment amongst people in the past 10 years, who uses Hadees to say all journeys are haram except for those three.
I had any kind of like pick on people if they travel anywhere else. This is a really new understanding of
what this means is that to travel to a land in order to decrease allow any specific question that should only be done with it with the intention of going to these three months, you should only expect extra reward if you're going to want a nice rematch meaning if you decide to go to the the new mastery the mastery instead of this question, you're not going to get more reward here, you're going to get more reward here, it's the same. If you decide to go to Johannesburg to visit the mastery, then it's permissible or you're not going to get more you're going to that quantity to go too much in here. Why? Because sada every machine around the world is equal in reward, except for
me, they are three machines waiting for you journey to those lands and you pray in the masjid, then your reward is multiplied 1000s of times.
And so it is encouraged to make a journey to visit to massages and to pray
for one of those three musketeers. It is the gabaa of course, but she's the number one and the third one which we often forget is martial arts.
And so in the past throughout Muslim history, just as people would travel for woomera and height, people were allowed to travel to Jerusalem to visit
and they will travel to that land to to pray that much and to earn the rewards and premium as you know the actual reward for playing the masjid is disputed because the integrations about it. They are
produced in states that
rewarded in these times 500
times 2000. Why they different durations, well against a given different explanation something to do to the area. It may not be as much as for those who traveled to the area and they say no in times of peace maybe there's been times of difficulty maybe or maybe more meaningful example if we look at any other point in history will be used
right. But to go to a lab Saturday edition, it's really difficult to go to a lab. So perhaps the higher the more
because it's harder to work. Nonetheless, in encouraging our religion, and Hamdulillah, South Africans, we still have access to the masjid. Many Muslim countries don't have access to their market value many Muslims, it is impossible for them to go to Allah, as an African reseller have a chance you can still book a trip, you can still go to Jerusalem can still go to martial arts, you can still go there. And we can try these once a day like
because that is a blessing. And that is an important land. And that is the land in which the capital so that is multiplied in his award.
One last virtue to mention about Luxor. And again, something many people look at their mercy to the officer wisdom first.
When the prophets voice first started preaching Islam, the Qibla was not that it was much more of a mock up, he's to stand on the side of the Gobble, where he'd be facing both the Dharma and martial arts at the same time and you should pray this other day when he moved to Medina must use outside Aqaba opposite directions. And so now to base much digital access, he had to return his benefit.
And so for 18 months months, you actually made the Qibla until Allah revealed that was at the beginning of the second use of the Quran surah Allah see the Qibla is now the government and so is the double standard. But why why would the acceleration okay? It is to emerge to show those who are sincerely following the previous prophets. Those who are sincerely following Mousavi, Salah Jesus peace be upon him. This is a continuation of the same message. And we respect the same lens. And we come from the same heritage, even the way of showing that this is the same religion that was preached when he saw the Salah.
So those who are sincere boxing will accept Prophet Muhammad as long as them and because after that, because another version of an answer that many people forget what is happening in the land today, inshallah we'll have further footpath to discuss that.
Just two points to keep in mind. Point number one, all the virtues you mentioned now when
he doesn't compared to the value of the life of one
big unless you want
to take the life of a single innocent person. It is as if you're taking the life of all of
it is from the carbide is from the major sense, it is from the rigors of the kabyle it is the greatest sin of the ship.
And so what is happening to the people of Africa right now, and many other places around the world is a you know, it is a tragedy.
Unfortunately, we live in one of the few points in our history, where Islam doesn't have political power.
Not the first time it happened with the Crusades. It happened with the position of Spain, it happened with the Mongol invasion.
And aside from Spain in every other case that
took 100 years, 200 years, but they recovered eventually.
And so I had hoped that it would recover. inshallah I would like to
it's been 100 years since the Ottoman Empire collapse. And these past 100 years, the oma has this fragmented and fallen deeper deeper into political weakness. And the enemies of Islam have taken advantage of their political weakness. And all over the world, we know that
we in South Africa,
we must think that we are one of the few nations where we have freedom of religion, where we don't have Islamophobia, where even our government to some extent support.
We have a lot more resources, and a lot more freedom to do good for this oma than many other times. We must stand alone,
because we're in Chicago.
But if you agreed what level of detail
and we must use two resources in a way that helps the rest of them.
We should not become greedy and focus only on ourselves in our own families.
If you have a way of helping others help them whether it's financially, whether it's through boycotting Lee's district or out when it comes to raising awareness, miniature media campaign with issue counting the media narrative, really through educating people when he's writing books. Well, it was within your capacity, if you don't have political power, but we have the ability to speak. We have the ability to write, we have the ability to do
Let people know when the false narrative is being given.
One of the blessings I have seen in the past few years is that the media narrative is starting to change. Those of us who know what was happening in Palestine in the 90s, and in the 80s, we know that back then the media generally was entirely on Israel.
And you could never hear the Palestinian side of the story at all. It just didn't exist. And in what the one way street,
but it'd be a U turn. In the past few weeks, more and more people were beginning to realize that Palestine is right, and is real and oppressors. And that gives us hope. That gives us hope that the tide is turning, and that Israel cannot continue with the barbaric acts of oppression for much longer, because the world is starting to take notice. And the age of social media and the age everybody has cameras on the phones. They can't hide the community used to 20 or 30 years ago, to take it as a sign of an insurer in our lifetime.
And ensure our lifetime political power will return to this will monitor and ensure in our lifetime this operation that we are helplessly witnessing across the globe will end and Allah will replace the useless leaders in many Western countries for righteous leaders like so that will be a movie and will be a dog Abdulaziz and those who follow in their footsteps. We ask Allah to liberate the Muslims across the globe, we have again been oppressed and to help do we ever they are being oppressed and to give power back to
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