Musa (as) and Social Reform
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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And we seek refuge protection with Allah from the evil whispers within ourselves and from the consequences of our evil deeds for whomever Allah guides. No one can ever lead us astray and whomever Allah leads astray, none can ever guide and we testify that no one is worthy of our worship of Allah and Allah alone without any partners, the true supreme King at the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was in truth, His Prophet and his servant and His messenger.
And the truth of words are the words of Allah and the best of guidance, the Sunnah, the example of our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi, WA early he was seldom
after welcoming my brothers and sisters to the house of Allah azza wa jal for another blessing opportunity to be in Allah's house and to remember Allah's words and to reinstate the type of Allah in our lives. Tomorrow, be it Mila is the day of Ashura the 10th day of Muharram.
And we should know every Muslim should know that this day is a enormous day, even before Islam and all throughout the history of Islam. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam use the fastest VI, even before Islam.
And the Muslims use the fastest V according to some reports even before arriving in Medina. This was a great day of devotion to Allah hallways.
And I pray that Allah gives us and you the ability to fast and rewards those that are incapable of fasting, with their firm determination to fast had they been given the ability. Tomorrow is the day of Ashura about which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that this day net jalla houfy Musa como this was the day that Allah rescued Moses and his people. I think he said, Well Hara coffee for our poll Mahieu and he drowned on this day for our own the pharaoh of Moses and his people his army.
For farmer who moves shoe Quran Fernando Nozomu. And so most Allah He Salam fasted this day out of gratitude to Allah and so we to fasted we fasted as well. And then when he came to Medina and realize that the Jews would fast this day, out of gratitude for the deliverance of the Israelites, the children of Israel, from the oppression, the subjugation of frown, he would say to the Muslims, make sure you still fast it make sure you're fasting it national Ella be Musa minimum, we have more of a right we are closer in our relation. Due to our faith and not preserving the true faith of the one true God without partners. We have more of a right and more closer relation with Musa alayhis
salam than them.
To the degree that fasting the day of Ashura, according to certain a hadith was an obligation that when Ramadan was made an obligation this was moved over to being highly recommended, but it was so important that it was obligatory at one point in time.
So emphasize why our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the people felt that they should even encourage not obligate Of course their children to fasted. And so I had to book it and elsewhere are available tomorrow with or the Allah Allah says, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent us a message that whomever is fasting today I shall not keep fasting and whoever is not fasting intend the fast from now midday
and she says so since that day, we were very keen to fast Ashura the 10th day of haram
and we would even make our children fast with us when also when most Libya and Anna in Becca how to whom Alpina who learn better in a region
And if one of them would start crying, meaning whining doesn't mean starving, one of them was crying because they want to eat, we would distract them by giving them a toy made of wool. We'd give them basically a teddy bear, if you will, to distract them to keep them going to accustom them from early to make a big deal out of this day.
And the prophets, Allah, His salatu salam said in the last year of his wife, if I fast, and if I live until the next year, I will fast a day before it, meaning not to only fast Ashura, and if you're not fasting today, the day before it, then you fast the day after it is fine as well on the 11th, to differ from the people of the book to differ from those who have different to a certain extent, a considerable extent, from Musa alayhis salam stru message, but he did not live to see that following year. So Allahu alayhi wa earlier Salam, but he left us with that instruction. And he said to us, I am hopeful that fasting just this day alone, you kept Fetullah, who we have Senate and
MOBAs, Allah will forgive all of the things that a person committed for the entire previous year by virtue of the day of Ashura.
Without Ashura is not just about fasting.
It is not just about remembering Musa alayhis salam, delivering his people, or Allah delivering Musa alayhis salam and his people from the tyranny of around, that's very important. It is about the life that Musa alayhis salam lived that allowed for this event to happen.
That is something we need to revisit and rehearse, especially on the likes of this day. You see, because most allihies term story is not a story that remembered in passing Musa alayhis salam story, not just the day of being delivered from oppression, not just the day he was given victory and support from Allah, this life, this blessed life of Musa alayhis salam is the most oftenly cited story in the entire Quran, it's a we must constantly be revisiting it. A Muslim that knows the value of that story will not drift away from it for long. It is the most commonly cited story in the book of Allah as the origin, for many reasons. of those reasons that we can say quickly is that we were
meant, we were meant by Allah azza wa jal, this owner to be reformers at heart, every Muslim is supposed to be a reformer of heart, someone that worked with a betterment of his surroundings of his society to reform the world from the ill the diseases that will trouble them time and time again.
And so let us ask ourselves this question. How does me being a Muslim translate? Where's the evidence that it translates into me being a source of Betterment benefit relief, help to the world around me?
You cannot be a Muslim, and have no visible fruits of your Islam on the outside, it doesn't match. That's not what we were meant to be. Even by virtue of you practicing your personal worship
would be already a betterment of society. Because you already appear different. Do you at least do that much are you visibly Muslim? Our sisters May Allah bless them in their award them, they can't really hide much.
But really, if we are practicing outwardly proud fully,
will we be able to hide some of the prayer times will land outside of the Masjid? Most of them actually, some of the transactions and what we are just you're receiving giving, we will have to abstain from certain things and be compelled to do certain others because of our moral framework because of our morals as Muslims. So how does your Islam make you different? Forget? How does it make the world different? How does your Islam make you different?
And what is the value of your Islam? If it doesn't make you any different? What is the point of saying I'm 100% Muslim, but I'm kind of like everybody else. There's something wrong there.
You know, we always say that Islam leaves room for culture. And it certainly does. But you need to make sure that those elements that you think are left to culture were actually left the culture because some people just repeat Islam leaves room for culture, Islam leaves room for culture, until it gets to a point where you feel like Islam has left the room for culture, only culture remains.
And so Allah meant for the Muslims remember that on Ashura to be reformers at heart on different levels for sure. But how do you reform yourself, your family, your community, the world for the better? How are you engaged in bettering the world? Are you concerned enough about bettering the world which is the first thing
the second thing is that
I want to say very quickly the story of Musa alayhis salam, this huge story. Ashura is the culmination of it like we always like to talk about the great day and we should, because this is one of the days that Allah's power became so visible and he commanded us in the Quran, with Akira, whom be a yarmulke, remind them of the days of God, that these of God being the almighty Subhana was ALLAH became clear to all
and that the rope he was giving the oppressors was just giving them more and more time more and more rope to choke themselves with Yes, remember that? But there is a build up to this. There is something before it and there are many things after it as well. How did Musa alayhis salam be the get developed by Allah to a point where he can reach that moment, where that culminated in the day of Ashura, the pinnacle the climax of the story?
Allah azza wa jal becoming the only concern, or the greatest concern that made every other concern a nonfactor, compared to this concern was a big part of that, that he was driven by Allah above all, you see, Musa alayhis salam grew up with a very scary upbringing. Since the day he was born, males were being slaughtered every other year. They say that even when he was picked up by the House of foot island, but I wanted to make sure he wasn't a golden child protected by God. And so he put a coal in his mouth to see if you'd have some supernatural protection and his tongue was burned. And that is why you find in the Quran that he said, Send heroin, he speaks better than me. They
represent me and speak on my behalf.
Very, and then he grew a little older, he was chased out of Egypt as a refugee. And then he got to meet Allah azza wa jal, subhanho, wa Taala at that meeting place, by on the right side of the mountain, and then his staff turns into a steak and he gets scared. And little by little Allah heals him, grows him, develops him until Allah becomes his number one concern, and his number one fixation Wallahi. We know many people that work for social reform, social justice relief efforts that quit. Because they lost sight of this, they saw just so much pain, or the process took so long that they gave up they lost hope.
But when Allah is your fixation, you don't ever lose hope you don't ever lose when you don't ever lose strength.
And many others don't take part in any sort of social reform, because of fears. Let's be honest with each other. Many of us think about going to the voting booths, I saw the registration table. And whether you vote or not, you should still be registered, make sure on your way out, you pick a form up, many of us are registered and then you think about going to the voting booth. And then you see the demographics on the line being in certain parts of the country, and you get intimidated and so you drive away, or you don't go all together.
And the measurement or himolla used to say, let's also mark if that hadn't
had you been healthy enough, you wouldn't have feared anybody. So that process of fixating Allah on Allah to the point that you purge all of these fears, that is something you can't overlook. That was a big part of the development of Musa Alehissalaam into being able to actualize social reform. And by the way, this is not just the fear of the tyrant, and the fear of the bully. It is also the fear of the masses. Many people don't even want to say a word not that you should just say any word too much talking happens on social media anyway. But because they are afraid they do want they want to posture the right way. They're always afraid that someone is going to save that and screenshot it
and end their their credibility in the public light. That is a big fear people have as well. And people that can cower away from the masses, the public the pressure of opinion, right are no more dignified than the people that buckle in front of the pressure of the tyrants, the oppressors it's the same thing. And so to get all of that out of his system was a slow gradual process that the Quran actually showed us in detail how he became who he was. I think he's salaam, a whole Holyhead all the money welcome.
hamdu Lillahi wa salatu salam ala moana vivad Chateau La ilaha illallah wa Tada, Hola, Shadi Kela, who eyeshadow anna Muhammad an avid who whenever you have rasuluh so in addition tomorrow to remembering and celebrating Allah favor upon us through Musa alayhis salam because he is our Prophet
alayhi salatu salam and also between realizing what it takes the long journey that requires the proper foundation
and being grounded in Allah to be able to do some sort of, you know, have some sort of imprint and impact on the world around us in a positive light.
Also of the most interesting points in the story of Musa alayhis salam
that made him for Allen's worst nightmare was the fact that he was very patient. And he learned patience. And his social reform project was delayed so that he could learn patience, because when he acted impatiently, sometimes you care about reform, you care about justice so much, that you ruin your own project. You see Musa alayhis salam in the story with the Coptic man, he saw one of his people fighting with a cop of the command. And so quickly, he assumed one was the troublemaker and the other one was the victim. And so he went to defend the man from Begusarai against the Coptic man. And he accidentally it definitely was an accident. The Prophet SAW Selim said that he killed
this man. He underestimated his own strength and with one strike demand die. And then the next day he saw the same Coptic man from his group,
picking a fight with someone else.
And so he realized then that he messed up, he was dragged into a fight, that would actually hurt his own cause. And his people suffered for at least another 10 years, because of that premature pushback, how you push back basically, against injustice.
And I say that to remind you that there are so many calls nowadays worthy calls, we see so much injustice nowadays. Be careful of bandwagoning on anybody else's project blindly.
You see that anything is being used now for the sake of the election year, anything and everything. Do not allow your love for justice, to allow you to do things that could lead to decades of injustice.
That could hurt so many people. I'm not saying be paralyzed by your fear of that. But at the same time, we shouldn't be afraid to be careful, so we don't hurt the project that we were meant to be a part of. May Allah help us all become reformers at heart? Make us what He expects of us. Subhanahu wata Allah. May Allah azza wa jal give us what he wants from us. The guidance to be guided as reformers in this world. May Allah open for us doors to contribute to society in a positive way. May Allah azza wa jal makers of those who became the worst nightmares of the Pharaohs of the agent. May Allah azza wa jal send his finest Peace and blessings upon our messenger Muhammad and upon Musa
alayhis salam, and all of their righteous followers until the day of judgment that people have to hear the Oneness of Allah. Allahu Allah Amin Allahumma Felina or Hannah will already collected killing Allah Muslims Lemina one Muslim as well meaning our Mina was Allah Azza wa barakaatuh b&m Muhammad wa early he was ivh Marian