Gaza – Where is Gods Help
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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hassy Vanessa you Turaco and yopu Amana hula afternoon. Do people really think they will be left alone to say we believe and they will not be tested?
Well, according to Daniel Levine I mean cobbly him Fela lemon Nava who Latina Sadako? Well, I elemental Caribbean and we have certainly tested the people before them, so that Allah who may see and know who is truthful in their claims to have faith in their claims to faith and who were the liars. Everyone knows
what has been weighing on all of our hearts this past week in particular.
And everyone's been plugged in and following but allow me to begin by sharing a story with you that no matter how plugged in you are, you will not hear on the news. This is the story of a Palestinian child, a child from Palestine with tremendous faith
that was abducted away from his parents and subjected to human trafficking
and sold despite his prestige on the slave market, and then falsely accused and as a result left to die in prison. But Allah terracotta Allah had another plan for him.
Allah Allah bless him and exalted transformed his condition entirely,
and granted him global power,
and brought back to him his brothers, who were the reason for it all who betrayed him and his parents who are longing for him. This is the story of Surah Yusuf. This is Prophet Yusuf alayhi salam, isn't it? The story that reminds us that behind every last event is the wisdom of the divine subhanho wa taala.
And that every event in the course of history will only unfold as he intends as he wishes.
And just as Allah azza wa jal had a plan for use of Alayhis Salam, he also has a plan for Mr. doxa and the people of Palestine.
And just as Allah azza wa jal gave a chance at the very end for those brothers who betrayed him.
To be forgiven and redeemed, perhaps there is still a chance for so many of the Muslim nations and Muslim individuals to be forgiven and redeemed for where they fell short with regards to Palestine.
And after the story of you use of in that surah Allah ends it by saying right towards the conclusion to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was facing at the time so much atrocity so much persecution had either state as a Russell was one new unknown could he boo Jaya who knows Runa
this was the same way with the previous nation so Mohammed, things continue to look bleak continued to look dark until hope was lost or nearly lost. And they thought they were denied no one was ever going to support them. Our support came out of nowhere our support came and changed the entire situation.
And so I know and it is normal for despair to knock on every human beings door had Daya cooler Rasulullah Lavina um, and Omar who meta and masala elsewhere in the Quran, Allah says the people before you were subject to so much and the earth shook beneath them until the messenger themselves and those that believed with them said when is it coming already? Allah in Nana surah Allah Hikari he responds by saying, certainly the support of Allah is always near.
And so when it looks bleak and dark, and things become too difficult to be optimistic,
we have to be able to see through that darkness that is now our test with the light of the Quran. You know, when the Muslims were massacred,
and their bodies were mutilated, and lost Sahaba may Allah be pleased with them said we never saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cry, the way he cried for his uncle Hamza, seeing what happened to his body.
At that time when the Quran addressed the situation, what was the light enlightenment of the Quran? It didn't say because you left the strategic position of the hill. It didn't say you should have fought them from the rooftops of Medina, like some people had suggested. In fact, the Quran criticized those that started playing the blame game and said to them
Hello quantum feeble ut comme la Rosa Lavina quotevalet. He will Katrina Mr. Jerry him, say to them, oh Muhammad, even if you all had remained home, those who are destined to die are going to meet what was written for them, they were going to die in their homes anyway.
Addressing a completely different dynamic, well, I'll say to mean by the man or Akuma to a boon Allah said about what happened. He didn't say you left the hill. He said, You disobeyed because it wasn't the hill that was protecting you. It was the obedience to Allah that was protecting you. That happened to manifest in the instructions of staying on top of the hill.
And then Allah consoled them after these events with more ayat regarding Autoit and he revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Sahaba were k min, OBE and cartella ma Huri be Yuna kefir. And how many there has there been? Meaning there have been so many that are going through what you're going through feeling what you're feeling, resisting to give in the way you're resisting to those emotions that could suffocate a person will kill a human how many prophets countless prophets and alongside them were people of God, God fearing people that have fought alongside them, Femi were Hannu and they never lost heart. Lima Asaba home FISA be the lead to what happened to them
in the path of God Wormald la Ofu they never gave up when Mr. Can who they never gave in even you notice the words are almost synonym sell you this and this and it was all right there, giving up and losing heart and stop trying none of any of this. They didn't give in Wallah who you hippo saw it in. And Allah loves those who are patient. So they will be many before you own Mohammed. And in sha Allah, they will be many of your followers on ama that are like this, may we be of those people.
Due to the faith that flares inside of us in the likes of these events, we are not broken, we will never be broken. We are not alone. We is as if it's saying you're not alone. It wasn't a handful of people. It wasn't just the prophets, even those with them, they never gave up.
And even the wording due to what hits them for Allah. What makes the wound sustainable. The fact that they did it for Allah, the fact that Allah loves the patient, so I'll be patient. At the end of the day use of alayhis salam after it all it wasn't just happy because he got his victory. He got the reunion he got redeemed. At the end of it. Yusuf Ali Salam said what that once young boy from from Palestine, he said, what our funny Muslim man Oh Allah, just allow me to die in Muslim. That's the price. Allow me to meet you, knowing that you love me. That's it. That's all that matters. And if you want inspiration for this, this is what blows our mind sometimes. Look at the people of Gaza
today. We're sitting here wondering how are things going to unfold for us 1000s of miles away, because we're speaking up a word of truth, and refusing to be intimidated refusing to be bullied,
into not speaking and make the world aware of the atrocities. They're over there saying so what if I spent 40 years building my house with my life savings? There rocks, rocks get rebuilt, so long as the rocks they can be rebuilt? So long as my womb is functional? I'll make more babies is the interview over I need to go bury 20 of my relatives. You think I am forced to be here I have a citizenship in America and in Europe and in Finland, and I'm not going anywhere. I'm stationed here honored by Allah to be a follower of Muhammad. To be a believer in the Quran, you will never break me. Isn't it something to stop at the fact that they are the ones inspiring us now? Because that's
what faith does when the events come. This is the beauty of the events. You know, when you believe in theory, because the Quran says Allah accepts your DUA. It's very different than when Allah has accepted your DUA and responded time and time again, your faith goes to another level.
You know what it's like to read Allah is with you, and the angels support the pious, but when you feel Allah's nearness, they feel it. They feel the presence of the angels around them. Allah azza wa jal said also about the massacre of Muhammad, and the threats that came afterward in that moment of vulnerability, he celebrates a people who were told in anassa Pajama Allah config show whom humanity has united against you, so fear them for the home. Imana. So to increase them in faith, what increase them in faith it was the event that caused their faith to glow their faith to radiate.
And then the eye right after Allah says how many prophets and God fearing people alongside them, never lost hope never lost heart, the eye right after it says what? It's truly an unusual
Yeah, very unexpected. It says, When I can recall the home and their statement, they said nothing but these people that were afflicted so much and never gave up. They said nothing but a benefit lenez And Obinna, oh our Lord, forgive us for our sins, what is Raffin fee and Marina and our trespasses against ourselves with a bit Akadama now on SORNA and keep our feet firm and give us victory.
The last thing you think about when you're being subjugated, when you're being oppressed is my sins, right? This ayah comes to tell you be careful of the sense of entitlement.
Right now think about why hasn't it come yet? What is wrong? Allah is saying the God fearing people of old fighting alongside the prophets, resisting oppression alongside the prophets, they were saying what I know a part of this is me.
I know I'm submitting to Allah on my terms, not his terms. I know the way I walk, the way I talk, the way I pray, the way I don't, the way I dress, the way I earn, the way I abused the way I ignore. I know it's a part of it. Oh Allah, forgive us and keep our feet firm. Forgive my share of this.
But the greatest factor ultimately is for you to never lose your spirit, never to lose hope. You can't silly in our going to know that Allah has not disowned you. And Allah azza wa jal gives the Sahaba and us by extension, this example of the people before you that even though they knew they weren't imperfect, Allah called them righteous people that were loved by Allah for their patients. And so don't be alienated from your greatest resource from Allah azza wa jal, terracotta Allah, yes, there's a lot of things to do. Yes, we're going to push back against the hypocrisy of the media. Yes, we're going to stand for justice no matter what happens. But at the end of the day, thank
Allah, that he has caused your face to flash a little bit, cause the masks to fall from those around you, caused you to stop clinging to the creation. Though suppose it world powers stop expecting a celebrity to swoop in for you.
The Creator is all we have. And if we have him we have all that we need. And if we don't come away in this series of events with that, then we've come away with nothing. May Allah azza wa jal allow us to harvest from this its greatest fruits and allow us to meet him while he is pleased with us. May Allah enable this to be a moment of renewed resilience and engagement, not a moment of despair and weakness. Allahumma Amin Akali has our start from La Familia welcome.
Al hamdu Lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala Milena Viva shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa ala holder, Cherie Keller, who are shadow and Mohammed and I will do who want to be you who are solo
to close out this quarter. But I want to just reiterate this, what is happening today is also a little bit different.
This is the fruit also of decades of organizing decades, decades of building awareness.
You know, what's happening on the ground now, you may or may not notice is very different. 10 years ago, there are people who would have been totally on the other side of the propaganda machine that are starting to open their eyes. And so we have we have a duty right now a greater duty than ever.
Not just to change the opinions of the people, but that's a part of it. And that's why I spent the majority of this whole was speaking about the biggest part of it. Changing your opinion of Allah fortifying your relationship with Allah, remembering that he is the everlasting. He's the only one that doesn't fall. You know, the Soviet Union fell, didn't it and its communist regime. You know, the communists of Eastern Europe fell, the apartheid in South Africa fell Zionism one day will fall as well. But that may happen in your lifetime, it may not happen in your lifetime. So you're going to fix what you can what's most important in your lifetime, between you and Allah, through these
events, and then you're going to serve, pass the baton with dignity
during that span of your life of yours, only through that first major fundamental centerpiece of your faith, your confidence in Allah, will you ever continue pushing? Will you ever make the art confidently? Will you continue to remind your kids with a sense of responsibility? They have to receive it with honor as well? Will you continue to try to push back against the narrative and adjust the algorithm just a little bit with your shares? Will you continue
Due to adjust your life
Why do you think the protests are being pushed back against because they're effective? Why do you think this boycott and divest and Sanction movement is being pushed back against because it works. That was a big part of why the way the South African apartheid and how it felt there is so much you can do. But start inside and then push in whatever direction Allah has permitted for you. Donate through legitimate means, raise your voice, increase in every sort of advocacy you can and make sure this spirit of ours, make sure this creed of ours, make sure this faith of ours between you and your children is never fumbled. May Allah azza wa jal honor us with this mission. May Allah make us
people that push for peace wherever we go, and care about justice wherever we go and defend the lives of the innocent, even if it inconveniences us wherever we go. May Allah azza wa jal strip us of every form of apathy and indifference and non care and cowardice. May Allah azza wa jal make this a lasting change in our lives and the lives of our households. Allahumma Alameen wa sallahu wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad or other early he was so happy to hear