The Way Forward #2
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Allah subhanaw taala in Surah Bani Israel in Surah Leesa Allah subhanaw taala mentioned two historic events.
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you will certainly cause corruption in the land twice.
And you will become extremely arrogant. When the first of the two warnings will come to pass. We will turn against you some of our slaves of great might great strength
who will ravage your homes, this will be a warning fulfilled, then after your repentance we will give you the upper hand over them and aid you with wealth and offspring causing you to or number them. If you act rightly it is for your own good, but if you do wrong, it is your own loss. And when the second warning would come to pass, your enemies will be left to totally disgrace you and enter the temple of Jerusalem which is the
the masjid of Sudama li salaam as they entered it the first time and utterly destroy whatever would fall into the hands. Perhaps your Lord Your love will have mercy on you if you repent.
But if you return to sin, we will return to punishment. And we have made hell a permanent confinement for the disbelievers.
In the first instance, in 597 BCE, Nebuchadnezzar the king of the Babylonians besieged Jerusalem,
which fell after
a 30 month siege
following which the Babylonians systematically destroyed the city and the first temple as they call it, which is the mercy of those who live on a visa. The kingdom of Judah was dissolved and many of its inhabitants were taken as slaves to Babylon. The second seed of Jerusalem of seven TCE, which is roughly 600 years later, was the decisive event of the first Roman Jewish War of 66 to 73.
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Jerusalem and following a five month siege, the Romans destroyed the city and the second Jewish Temple
was also destroyed and enslaved and deported.
still living, they did that.
There were no Jews left in Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem was thoroughly sacked by the Romans, buildings, homes and walls were torn down, leaving the city in ruins. The level of devastation was such that josefus The story and claimed that those who visited the city after its destruction, could scarcely believe that it had ever been inhabited.
And you can imagine what kind of destruction that was.
In this period, mentioned in the Quran, it was the one Israel who was the high aroma of the time.
They were the Muslims of the time, Allah subhanaw taala said that they were living lives of disobedience and refuse to repent. So Allah Subhana Allah allowed his warlike slaves to enter the holy city and destroy and enslave the Muslims. Allah didn't say that this was because of the people in Jerusalem. Because I want the people in Jerusalem itself we're doing
that but because of what the Bani Israel were doing, generally, wherever they lived, and we know that they lived in many parts of the world.
That is why many scholars have quoted these ayat and said that Jerusalem is a meter to check the health of the Muslim ummah.
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Saudi Arabia cause of the alarm
when he was the commander of Saudi Arabia, who was the commander of the army, facing the Persians in the Battle of Persia. Today, as we see what is happening in Philistine
we must reflect on how we may be how we may be the reason it is happening. Like excess cholesterol, harms the stock harmed the heart.
excess cholesterol harms the heart, not the mouth of the stock and actions can
cause results elsewhere.
this logic, let us look at another famous incident, the disobedience of the archers in odd Rasulullah Salem port 50 Archers, on the small hill near the mountain are hard and give them specific instructions. He said to them, protect our backs. If you see us being killed, don't come to our aid. If you see us winning, do not join us. If you see the vultures flying off with us, don't leave until I send you a message. And if you see us, trampling the enemy under our feet, don't leave until I send you a message. Very clear instructions. The Muslims were winning. And when the courage fled, it looked like the battle was over. The Muslim soldiers got into the camp of the Khorasan
started collecting booty.
There was great rejoicing and claims of victory. The archers on the Hill who Rasulullah sallallahu placed there for just such an eventuality with clear instructions not to abandon the posts no matter what happened. disobeyed. When they saw the Muslims gathering booty they wanted to go down and join them. Their commander of the law in Jumeirah, Milan who reminded them of the orders of Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam, but 40 Out of the 50 mutinied, and they left. Their claim was that
the order our sorrows SLM, applied during the battle, and dot when the battle was over.
The leader reminded them that as soon as salam had stated clearly that they must not leave their post no matter what happened, but they use their faulty logic to cover the real reason, which was the desire to collect booty, wish they were afraid would be lost if they remained at their post. The result was that the commander of the cavalry of the whorish Khalid, Ali, the Velodrome that he was not a Muslim attacked from the rear, and the tide of the battle was overturned.
The Muslims were defeated 70 Sahaba were killed and Rasool Allah is a southern himself was severely injured. Even his presence was not enough to avert disaster. Now let's reflect on this event. Some Muslims disobeyed a surah salah, but others were killed under sola Salazar himself was badly hurt.
They were not the people who disobeyed but they were the ones who paid the price. Let us pause for
are a bit and reflect on the reasons we disobey Allah Subhan Allah and His Messenger today among the most common reasons is because we feel that we will lose in a worldly sense if we obey and another is because we feel that the order is not applicable today. Let us be clear that the orders of Allah subhanaw taala and the method of resource SLM
they're not time bound, they're not specific to a particular time and place.
They are good for all people for all time. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this incident and he said well I thought saga como la Hawa who is her Sona home be isn't he he had either for she's done. What another
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Allah said Allah Allah did indeed and Allah did indeed fulfill his promise to you, when you were killing them, killing your enemy, with his permission until the moment you lost your courage, and fell to disputing about the order and disobeyed after he geladeira who showed you the booty which you love.
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that desire this world, and some that desire the after. Then he geladeira Allah Who made you flee from them, which is your enemy, that he might test you. But surely, he forgave you. And Allah is the most gracious to the believers. If we look at this incident and see what is happening in Gaza today and ask, what did they do to deserve this? Maybe it is because of us and not them. That is why we must begin by making sincere is the foreign thought.
Allah Subhana Allah told us that we spoil our own good situation by disobeying him in the Lucha Libre, your Euro, maybe COVID, Hatha Yoga Euro maybe unforeseen. Allah said Indeed, Allah will never change the good condition of a people until they change it themselves until they change their own state of with
their therefore the first thing to do is to own up to our sins and seek ALLAH subhanaw taala as forgiveness Allah subhanaw taala mentioned we're normally Salam advises people for call to stop Euro Macomb in Ghana or Farah usually saba alikhan with Aurora where you need to come BMV valley where Bernie where y'all left on Jana, to where your loved one how Allah said what he said and said I tell my people seek your forgiveness for his truly most forgiving he will shower you with abundant rain and give you wealth and children give you garden as well as Lois
didn't examine our lives and our decisions our ways and choices and see where we are going against the Sunnah for Salah Salem and thereby displeasing Allah subhanaw taala and correct that immediately, then we must turn to Allah subhanaw taala seeking His forgiveness, Allah Subhana Allah told us that he is with the otaku and Masino not with the foster home not with the disobedient in Allah Allah Xena taco when you know homeless, you know, surely Allah is with those who have Taqwa and who do Sr. Taqwa is the foundation of all goodness and strength, and we must regain it.
Once you make us the violent Toba, which means we seek forgiveness and we change our lives, actual lives must be changed.
And after we remove our disobedience from our lives, here is what we must do to change our personal and collective destiny. Remember that this is the this is the long haul. It will take at least two generations. But unless we start now, we will condemn ourselves and our children and grandchildren to slavery. For those who are serious about creating change, which will be a sadaqa jariya there are four things that we must do right away.
It begins with the purification
of ourselves, body and soul, which is critical to success without purifying the body of the soul. We cannot succeed.
So the first thing to do is halal and eat halal and fulfill all
All for whatever Allah has been obligatory, make sure we do it on Halal eternal fulfill for right? It begins with that because the DUA and the worship of either of those who earn and eat Haram is not accepted. We need to begin by cleaning up our act. Let us return to our loss manager. Now to do that, we cannot and should not underestimate the power of Da don't say oh I can only make no dua is the most powerful thing to do. This is the most powerful tool that a believer has. So let's understand him said dua is the weapon of the believer. It is the essence or epidemic of worship. Allah subhanaw taala told us about the DUA opposite very early salaam, which is a lesson in how to
There are three principal principles in making dua glorify Allah subhanho wa Taala below, express your own helplessness and ask Allah subhanaw taala in keeping with his majesty and grace, not according to our fears and apprehensions.
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he said this is a reminder of your Rob's mercy to his slave Zakaria when he cried out to his Rob secretly did our coffee a small voice saying my Rob surely my bones have become brittle, meaning I'm an old man and gray hair has spread across my head, but I have never been disappointed in my door to my room.
And I am concerned about the fate of my relatives after me since my wife is better. So grant me by Your grace and
who will inherit prophethood from me and the family of the home and make him aura pleasing to you.
There is a blessing and everything that Allah's router does. And so also in this terrible crisis in Philistine two amazing things that happened. Muslims who are normally divided on all kinds of bases have come together and are raising their voices in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
And Muslims have realized that all their skills and plans are worthless, and only Allah subhanaw taala can help us and so they have turned to Allah subhanho wa Taala and are making dua. So while participating in protests and so on, please remember that change can come from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone and not from the protests.
the Apollo era with our Kilala we work with our with our hands and feet, but our hearts are connected to Allah subhanaw taala and have Reliance only on it. Make sure you pray on time, respect the boundaries of Allah subhanaw taala and make lots of door don't leave all this in the poor just keep begging Allah subhanaw taala until he changes the situation. Our job is to begin. So it has been all by belongs to Allah subhanaw taala and he promised to respond to those who call on him.
Number three, awareness.
All of us should be aware of what is happening right now educate ourselves regarding the history of the complex. We should also be actively engaged in spreading awareness in our respective spheres of influence, learn and teach. The problem is that many people claim to be experts on the Middle East, but when you ask them where is Jordan, they say to date, we don't need that. We must have our facts right. So let us learn.
Then teach others
teachings, seminars, fireside conversations, roundtables, organizations, do whatever is suitable, but educate people. We must learn to speak objectively with dignity, without emotion and neither provoke nor be provoked. speak the language of human rights, justice, anti racism, sanctity of,
of life of human life
and do about it and equality. And number four, get involved. Especially get involved with the BDS movement.
To date, it is the most effective course of action. You have the right to buy or subscribe to anything or not by your choice. Let us make it clear that we that we will not help those who support about it and have no respect for human life. Yes, it may be difficult to do without your favorite brands. But remember that it's easier than being bumped and then and rendered homeless, which is what the first thing is, are now facing. Data show our sincerity by putting our money where our mouth is. Finally, as we shall see next week, there are structural changes that we need to make in our careers, video goals, attitudes, focus and effort. If we truly want to break out of the
quicksand of humiliation that we are stuck in. We must change our priorities and support each other and efforts aimed at creating long term change. More about next about this next week in Southern Ireland we will carry Murali he was