Channel: Karim Abuzaid
This talk was delivered at the Salah Udeen Islamic Center in Toronto Canada on the 25 of December 2016. The Theme: Good Character is A Path to Empowerment during the time of weakness
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salat wa salam O Allah Allah
Masoli Allah Mohammed
in Dhaka hamidou de
la medallic Allah Mohammed
tada Ibrahim anwar ibrahim
in Dhaka, hamidou Majeed
My dear respected brothers, as salaam aleikum, wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
just a short
talk this morning,
I chose to
the story of profit use of arlena salatu salam
if we read this chapter,
so let's use
this for us.
We noticed something very interesting.
Allah subhana wa Taala repeated
this particular line
in two places in the chapters.
And I think the first thing that I'm going to do is actually ask you,
or at least those amongst you who know the Quran
to allocate those two places in the chapters.
You don't have to come up with the verses, rather just the context of the story.
What statement I'm talking about,
can you sufa fill up?
Yusuf alayhi salatu, Salam in earth.
When was this slide
mentioned in this role?
the second one
So the first occasion
when he was actually purchased
as a slave
by Al Aziz
and being placed in his home with his wife, and that's where he faced the fitness.
The second one when he was actually given
the authority in the lab.
Gianni Allah has air in the lobby in me hace una de
la cama can use.
Here is the interesting piece, that issue the flick the one
the second one is understandable
that he actually he became what?
but we lost the empowerment in the first one.
We're talking about a free man
who became asleep.
Or you know,
we're talking about the most beautiful human being ever walked in the face of this earth.
Now, he is a boy sir
the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam one day he actually asked
his companions this question
tells me Who is the most noble of all people.
The Companions actually did their individual reasoning that he had the they came up with some answers.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said at Coronavirus.
Look at this lineage
I'll carry include Kareem
Abdul Kareem Abdul Karim.
a blue yaku
can you have a bit of lineage that this
is all my grand grand grand grand grandfather used to be?
On days a nice
the has a wound me
was our Navy was up to 13 it was a Navy, Navy, you know, Navy Navy evening.
The question here, where is the empowerment?
I'm asking you. I'm not gonna do the lecture today by myself. You're gonna help me out?
Can you think where is the empowerment?
you're clicking with you like he's a free man.
He's a beautiful man, but look handsome. That's the way the world that we should use with meals.
He's no bull in the lineage.
Now he's asleep.
serving a woman in a palace.
And then Allah subhana wa tada tells you what cat there the committee can you super chill out?
And we empowered use of an earth How? Where is the empowerment?
What is the empowerment?
Yes, brother. Why don't you guys come close. His legs paralyzed? Like, I promise I won't bite you.
Yeah, go ahead.
Go try. But that's not what I'm looking for.
Any volunteers? Yes, I saw had
You know where the empowerment is.
Illa Z's loved him.
Why did he pick him? Out of all the slaves in the market? And he bought him
and he brings him home. So excited.
What are the ladies thought of only Mr. Ali marotti he accademy Maxwell.
This is not going to be just asleep. Awesome.
not deaf either.
He's loved him.
His wife loved him but her love. Yeah. And he turned into another last for love.
Lesbian, but she loved him initially as a human being.
What I'm trying to tell you brothers, and Islam.
You will never get empowered in earth lineage
as an individual
or as an owner
until we're left with light.
is your life's telling you that you have before being empowered in earth actually becoming the leader of Egypt.
He was empowered
in the hearts of the people
He contacted in Egypt
whom he came across every one of them
because of what
I think the trying piece here
that you have a good character when you're oppressed
that the people look down at you. Oh, he's a fanatic. He's a terrorist. He is this he is this
and you repel this with a with characters.
You change the spectrum.
There's a lot of Islamophobia out there slama phobia not only in the non Muslim world, by the way, Islamophobia in the Muslim world, there are people when they see a bearded medicine stay away from this guy. He's dangerous slama phobia in the Muslim.
are you looking to empower this Deen in earth or no,
you must have a good character like us.
You must love it.
And that descriptive word moccasin was mentioned multiple times in the chapter with us
a bit nervy that we, even when he went to jail,
even when he was in jail, and he was jailed for what?
For a crime
that he did not commit.
He did not set out this innocent these guys out there
why the two inmates didn't go to someone else
Lithuania living their dreams.
Why they want to use
the beaten habitat we live in naraka in NYC
someone who's accused falsely
by the political system
in the country.
It was easy to understand. He held an office.
He was the second man in Egypt.
And certainly he worked
the politics to get him jailed. Because he was innocent. He knew that he was innocent himself. He admitted this use of data was thought theory lambic in Napa County Mental Health in use of don't speak about this anymore. Hide it. And you start doing this my wife You will roll through he knows that use of his innocence.
But yet he worked the politics to satisfy his wife to get him to.
So really use of his case was against the country.
You know, sometimes they say they tell you,
Canada against this person or United States versus
his case was that time.
Now the country is about to go into Limbo, like they say
when the king sees
the dream of seven healthy cows being devoured by seven sick ones, and seven green ears of coal
and seven dried ones.
And then someone was
can you please interpret that dream for you?
He didn't negotiate the negotiate.
They say no, I'm not going to help you guys. I know the answer to that dream, but I'm not going to help you.
he didn't negotiate.
We'll call the lady Niger in Houma Corolla
that will leave us alone, useful for you.
Customer right away call a Tesla owner Sebastian.
He actually not only interpreted the dream he gave it
Then a practical plan
to handle the situation. I said Well,
good character, good characters.
He's thought so in one area.
When the king send that messenger back to release
a to dB. He said, No, I'm not coming out of jail.
And actually our messenger sallallahu alayhi. Salaam commented on this in a very interesting way. And he said, Well, honey from boca de la jolla beach level to physician, if I would have stayed in jail, the duration of time you stayed in jail, I would have answered the messages.
you have a chance Imagine you're in jail, and now you have a chance to be released.
And who's releasing you the king, anyone would love to the court of
law for a
presidential bargain or that's what Obama's gonna do and a couple of days when he leaves office.
But he did this for wisdom.
Because use of is calling people to Allah
and being accused of such a thing, discredit you was a call
the rumors out there that there is a love relationship between him and this lady
or the wife of Al Aziz word, the media.
to defame him that he's guilty he's the one who seduced me.
So when the messenger arrived, this apologia a lot of the go back to that King fest.
do, I'm not coming out without you investigating and opening my case again for investigation. Find out what happened, because I'm gonna come out not for the dunya I'm gonna come out to call people to Allah and it doesn't help me to be accused of such a moral
immoral thing when I'm calling people to Allah.
It doesn't work
the message that I want to share with you this morning, we live in a very trying time.
there is unspoken
between the forces of the world
to take us out.
handler they may not do it here or
but they are doing it
yet our women is Alaska.
Yes, it is Alaska, having a good characters.
This will change things since
I was already referring to Dr. Mohan,
whose name is john do a blue tuna.
He's one of the few competitors By the way, who never worship idols.
He actually used to worship a lot Hello, dada, according to the middle of Ibrahim, and it's my colleague masala
and he used to live far away from Mecca and his tribes area called the farm, which is a distant place from
imagine a rumor got to him that there is a man in luck and I'm just trying to give you the cycle here.
who claims that he's a prophet?
Last, but for him he still What?
Who's this guy?
Who's this man?
in Mecca and Medina.
Mecca is the era of what
persecute persecution for the Muslims manifested off female hierarchy that we have to go through the Mahabharata is
the period of time
been pinched right and left.
I had a brother was named
his younger brother.
Can you please go and check this man out? What is he about?
Oh, nice went to Makkah spend some time the
he came back to his brother.
He submitted a report made of one sentence
you know that he say
you know what he said?
I saw a man who's commanding good character.
This is when he was persecuted. This is what he was.
This is why why do they call the reversal? Even? Why do the believers the anti messenger siani? why sometimes they describe them to be sorcerers.
Why do you call them sorcerers.
The character can capture the people. The people love them.
That's why this guy has spills on me. He's so polite. He's so nice. He's so disciplined. You can just only love him
not only as a social worker, so
a lot of you may not know this that actually of workers, they
try to migrate to other seniors like they're
fleeing from persecution.
So here is the Red Sea.
A man by the name is Taryn who's not a Muslim, a calf.
And he is by the way, one of the leaders of the tribe was a leader of a tribe called the car.
And that tribe By the way, we're very known that the tribe when the men of this tribe are very known of archery, they are very skilled with shooting hours.
So he saw bah, bah bah to get on the ship.
Now we're having a non Muslim, a castle talking to a Muslim.
He asked him what are you going I said, Man, I'm leaving town
was tired of you the way that you're treating us the way that you
can even practice our theme and I want to leave.
You know what this man said to her work while on the one statement out of this one.
Work. myths look like
someone like you should not leave? No, he should be extinct.
You know what he listed? he listed the five things how deja mentioned to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when he came back from the cave.
Assuming that he was contacted by a genie, not an angel.
She said mama will not do that to you because
you uphold your kinship ties.
to your guests.
You help the needy. You stand for the truth.
And there is a fifth one
you notice here for something very interesting, especially in the Muslim world.
The people morality and character has just gone down the drain. That you always hear the Muslims themselves making men and other men masrani. Mamata nasoni Arsenal Muslim cinema
What does it mean?
When I deal with a Christian his
dealing with a Christian is more
is much better than dealing with
The Muslim 500 times
he's a Muslim
he should came to the front because of what
what got his check out
yet Mr. Muslim urban terrain,
but my terrain
So you can believe whatever you want to believe
all your character will bring what you believe in to the front.
Of course a Muslim should not do this should not make such a statement. It's wrong to say something like that.
For me a Muslim
is much better than any Muslim in the face of this earth, regardless
of the origin had the Rasulullah nebia
had the rob the
machinic is someone who said no to you Illa no to your message.
Hamas Allah, he needs to learn, he needs to help him out become a better Muslim, but he shouldn't make such a statement. So the point I'm trying to make my dear respective brothers
we hear and we watch, we see what's happening to the Sunni Muslims across the globe. And it's very depressing sometimes.
Especially when you see this footage
of women, children and mothers
of videos. And it's becoming very accessible.
And it's becoming accessible in a way that maybe if you look at your WhatsApp, maybe within one hour see how many videos you receive.
It's very disappointed.
But yet the Muslim is always the moment the believer is always always always optimist
because of reasons because things happen because Allah will for it to happen. Nothing happens beyond a lies will.
Allah willing for this to happen? There is no question about it.
And I believe we're always looks at this world in connection with the hereafter.
You understand, don't split the two.
What you go through in this world will pay off in the hereafter. The problem with a lot of us sometimes we divide the 2am optimist to because Allah has promised that this Dean will live
and will never go down.
If a full full trust in this
full trust in Allah, that he will protect his Deen
and his Dean will get will be gained victory will gain victory at one day.
Really the question are we the generation
who will be granted that honor, that he will be given victory at our hands?
Or the next generation?
So you're being optimist because of reasons spiritual, religious reasons, not just your full real being just foolish and you don't understand what's going on that you know, everything happens because of Allah subhanaw taala but what can I do? What can I do? Good.
Imagine the whole media spoken about how awful Islam is how awful Muslims are.
And here you're the local like a Muslim.
And you shall get characters.
Like yesterday I was so tired at the end of the night and
I went back home
I don't know who dropped me was a
and I saw those two old ladies early. It's very cold and I was very tired so I can tell
So they are coming,
they are still need at least, maybe 30 seconds, 40 seconds until they get to the booth.
And they have their bags.
I opened the door and I stood out there. I'm not crazy myself, but
I just want to share with you
the way that they looked at me, of course, this is how I looked
Thank you, thank you.
That's you cannot imagine these little things will change the game.
So you can title this
at a component of satisfaction with characters,
when you are oppressed,
is the pathway to empowerment.
When you're going through the hardship, of oppression,
yet, you're watching and this is what users are giving you a practical exam.
This is what will lead us to being empowered again.
We have to win the hearts first.
And once this happens in sha Allah, we will get the office like use of the
use of Wonder halls first. And the later on. He was given the office
and this is how we should think about regaining, regaining getting things back. Getting things back on track.
Does that mean a lot a lot of y'all for the sake of Allah.
And I'll see you tonight in sha Allah.
carrying on with that interesting subject of of Jin
Han at the moment.