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Prayers for peace in Ukraine at the Christ Church Cathedral
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah
All Praise and thanks be to God Almighty
and salutations on His Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings upon him
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Say oh Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, Oh Allah possess all of the kingdom. You give the kingdom to whom you will. And you take the kingdom from whom you will and you honor whom you will. And you humiliate whom you will, in your hand is good. Verily, you are able to do all things.
You make the night enter into the day and you make the day and into the night. You bring the living out of the dead and you bring the data out of the living and you give wealth and sustenance to whom you will without limit and without accounting.
The fundamental principle for acceptance of prayers in Islam is that the prayer must follow action.
Prayer without action means that you don't really want what you're praying for.
Yeah, you have levena amanu Stein obey Sabri was Sala in Allah, Hamas, Liberian, or you will believe. Seek help in patience and prayer. Truly, Allah is with the patient. Patience is defined as doing your utmost best, and then relying on the help of God help Allah patients is not simply to pray and wait for miracles to happen.
Allah requires that we show evidence of our sincerity by making effort and investment in what we pray for. In that spirit, we stand here together, because it is possible that it may be said about us that we fail to to stop oppression. But it must never be said that we fail to protest. We are here to protest the horrific aggression of Vladimir Putin and the war that he has unleashed on Ukraine. And we are here to protest the genocide in Yemen that has been going on for five years with over 404 100,000 people dead and countless others made refugees in their own homeland. All wars are evil.
Not only because of the innocents who die, but even more because of the innocents who survive. Bereaved their lives destroyed, their dreams shattered and a bleak, cold future to look ahead at.
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except in retaliation for murder, meaning a sentence passed by a court of law
or to spread mischief in the land the same way. If you kill one person, it would be as if he killed all of mankind.
If anyone saved one person, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind. I want to draw your attention that the word of the Quran does not say one Muslim. It says one person, whether the person is a Muslim or a Christian or an atheist or a Hindu or a Jew or whoever is equal in the sight of his Creator. All human life is sacred.
Wars happened because wars make profit. What we see is the destruction of lives of innocent people. What we don't see is the ringing of cash registers for the sale of weapons of mass destruction. Millions of lives are devastated so that the top 1% of 1% can get wealthier. Wars happened because we find it acceptable to raise our families our earnings from building weapons which have only one utility to destroy the families of other people just like us.
Wars happened because people like us manufacture weapons, which are sold to brutal dictators, who pay for them with a blood of the victims, so that our factories can continue to run, and we can continue with our lifestyle undisturbed. The truth is that no matter who wins or who loses weapon sellers, always make money.
In the words of the of the poet Mahmoud Darwish, this war will end, the leaders will shake hands, the old woman will keep waiting for her martyred son, that girl will wait for her beloved husband, and those children will wait for the heroic father. I don't know who sold our homeland.
But I saw
who paid the price.
I remind myself and you that it is a sign of intelligence
to learn from history,
because it is the law
that those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
Let us pray.
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Guide us among those who have guided
pardon us among those who have pardoned befriend us among those who have befriended bless us in what you have granted and save us from the evil that you decreed. Indeed, you decree and nun can pass decree over you.
Indeed, He is not humiliated, whom you have honored. And he's not exalted, whom you humiliated. Blessed are You our Lord, the Exalted Allah my Nana Luca fino Hora him, when our older become injuria him or Allah we ask you to restrain the warmongers by their necks and we seek refuge in You from their evil. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala the Lord Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the earth and the universe and you're in my Creator, to save the innocent people of Ukraine, from the evil and cruelty of the Russians to relieve their suffering and help them from sources that they cannot imagine. We ask Allah to relieve the suffering of all innocent people everywhere in the
world. And today
defeat and destroy those who spread mischief in the land and profit from the suffering of others. We ask Allah to deliver us from all oppression and enter us into His mercy and grace. Amen.