The Ummah Awakens
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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Brothers and sisters in the hadith of Taliban Radi Allahu Allah to authentically reported that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, You should go into their alikoum with Oman camera today I can lotto Illa Casati Ah, very soon a time will come when the nations of the world invite one another to devour you to consume you. The same way diners invite one another to a dish. Go ahead. No, no, you first. That's simple.
And interestingly, though, it has manifested many times over in the 1800s. In particular, you can go into the British Museum today, or even just Google this. In 1802. There is a famous painting, where the European powers are standing around the table on this table is a huge turkey. They're carving up a turkey.
The head of this turkey is literally the head of the Turkish sultan, the head of the Ottoman Empire, the killer for the caliphate of the Muslims. And each of them is saying in Light Spirits. I want to carve a piece from the rump, my grandmother like this piece of the turkey and so on and so forth. But this was not coincidental, even in 1891, whenever in the newspapers and you can easily look this up as well after the hutzpah. The Berlin conference, which was hosted by the king of Belgium, Belgium Leopold,
it is always depicted in food terms. All of the caricatures. The cartoons are always food terms, they're always cutting up a cake, because King Leopold used to always refer to the colonial project, the Imperial project of dicing up the OMA as splitting up the cake, cutting the cake of Africa, the cake of the Congo and so on and so forth. Look at how precise the prophecy was by our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but the Hadith continues. And it says the Sahaba like yeah rasool Allah I mean, kidlat in nanodomains, is this going to happen? Because we're going to be so few on that day, because like we understand before, we were few and we were getting massacred everywhere, but
now we've gained traction, we've gained numbers are we gonna like trickle off less than in numbers later? And that is why and he said but Antonio may even caffeine No, no, no. Rather you will be plenty on that day. You will have abundant numbers let's say 2 billion for example.
Well that can that come with that okay with that sale, but the issue is going to be that you're going to be weightless, like the bubbles on top of the water you just in every wish you're weightless, you have no significance, you have no influence.
And may Allah rectify our condition, 2 billion Muslims today, for example, cannot get a bottle of water, can I get a loaf of bread into Gaza?
And he continued to say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah who will snatch remove out of the hearts of your enemies, any fear of you any intimidation of you, you they will pay no regard to you whatsoever.
And he will place in your hearts weakness. So they said what is this weakness? Rasool Allah they know what the word weakness means. They're saying what's the source of it? Where is it coming from? He said, Who Dooney our Cara here to note, you will be obsessed with the life of this world. And you will be too fearful of death. We all hate death row afraid of death, too fearful of death, meaning you will be paralyzed by these two issues. These two factors these two diseases that will cause you to be a pushover, no matter how many numbers you have.
You know, there were hundreds of years ago manifestations of this as well, without downplaying the severity of what the OMA is going through today. It actually is a fraction compared to what happened for example, during the Mongol scourge when the Mongols overrun this OMA and they had almost essentially finished off the old man conquered this OMA and then Islam conquered their hearts and they became the new Oma. But in Baghdad alone during that scourge during the massacres of the Mongols. 800,000 Muslims were slaughtered, not just slaughtered, but slaughtered by hand, right? There's no bumps with blades 800,000 But what was the picture the iconic picture of the Muslim in
that era, the historian sell you it was so bad that the Mongols soldier would have a Muslim on his knees and tell him don't move and he'll go and grab a rock to come back and smash it on top of his head to kill him. And he didn't go anywhere.
So the weakness was
Get up and run, so afraid for your life that it costs you your life. So paralyzed by our fears that we are not able to do anything but sit around while we are being killed. It costs us our lives sometimes as he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be too concerned about our lives and our livelihoods.
And that is why the very first thing we have to always keep talking about is to not get blurry, not get fatigued, not get defeatist, strengthening your heart to trust Allah, no matter what happens is your primary duty here. And that is the toughest responsibility you have to be honest.
Islam is not, you know, a test of life, because you need to pray, you know, five minutes every few hours with your five prayers, right? It's not because a fraction of a fraction of what you haven't used your savings, you got to pay it into the cat. The most difficult test is what I'm not allowed to know when this is going to end. And why this is happening this atrocity and still trust Allah azza wa jal, and that's the hardest one to keep my heart reined in on, he knows better, and he will make it worth our while and what Allah says is true, and he never breaks His promises.
You know, often many people say or they think,
when will the victory come?
The person who's locked in on a Quranic worldview does not have that question. Because that question is wrong. If you mean for the people of Gaza, the victory of Allah has already come.
Being killed does not mean you failed. There were prophets of God that had been killed. Do we not read the Quran. They are the people of the trench who held on to their belief in Allah despite being burned alive, and Allah called them successful, and suitable BlueJ in Alladhina, Amanu AMILO Solly hat, those who believed held on to their faith and their good deeds for them or Gardens underneath which rivers flow, hula Iike
Valley Cal Faisal Kabir, this is the true success they've succeeded. The Quran says they succeeded. Why? Because they accepted death over disbelief. They opted to be martyred then to sway in their faith. they've succeeded. The questions just evaporates from with the Quranic lens. You know, a few verses earlier about these people of the trench, this huge trench was dug for them turned into an inferno, they're being tossed into it for refusing to believe the king is God. Allah says women of color mean whom Ill and you mean will be laughing as he said, Hamid, they held nothing against these believers, except that they believed in Allah. But then they said, What Al Aziz and Hamid the
Almighty, they never swayed in believing that Allah can change us in a second. He is the Almighty, Al Hamid never swayed in believing that he is trusting that he is praiseworthy, whether he's praised or not, whether he does what we think is the best outcome or not, he is an Aziz, he's an Hamid, regardless of what happens, those are the people that have succeeded, according to the Quran.
And so whoever does not tap into the Quran and stay close enough to the Quran,
you will have a weakened heart. And if you have a weakened heart, one of two things is going to happen. Worst case scenario is that you will lose faith in Allah, may Allah protect us from ever falling into that. The second is to lose faith in the process, that is going to be a slow, uphill battle that is already gaining traction, but you're gonna sign yourself out of it. You lose hope and trying. You know, I'll give you a few examples.
When the conflict, the war on Gaza, framed as a two way conflict, started, some of the first people to be penalized for raising their voice for the innocent. were students at Harvard University, they got doxxed. And to the end of it, what did they do? Did they say there's no point in trying, they kept pushing until the campus of Harvard was flooded with protests. And their resilience brought about an immediate result? Yes, in a small corner of the world, but it does make a difference until a trustee of Harvard University, a billionaire Zionist supporter and donor to Harvard and to the racist terrorist state of Israel. He resigned from the board of Harvard when this kept going. You
know, we have in New Jersey here, that physician who lost his job for supporting the cause online,
bringing awareness to the loss of lives and the innocent and the massacre is taking place. He lost his job. And then petition started going around. And many people said, what's the point? You know, they own the politicians, they own the lobbies. They're the biggest donors to the court, but what's the point? They lost faith in trying Alhamdulillah it wasn't everyone. Enough people said let me at least do what's in my power and Simon's position position. His job was restored. He was reinstated the next day.
My brother in this semester, who walked up to me, I shared it with some of you after the gym, I before I could move and said, you know, she was my co workers like everyone else. So a one sided statements from upper management. And we put our signatures together and said, You don't know the full story. And immediately just like that, harmlessly, they got a response that we don't know. Thank you for educating us, we are now matching our donation. We are also self funding now $1.5 million, through the Red Crescent for the people of Gaza, and matching up to $200,000 for any of you that want to donate in that direction. But if you don't believe at heart, you see the whole world
shutting its doors, unless you are absolutely certain that Allah who rewards for effort and supports those that support his cause. If you drift from that fountain of faith, you will give up on Allah or at least give up on the cause.
There is nothing like the Quran to provide you with that, to know for certain to remember recall, reinforce why May Allah muda Rebecca Illa who he said in the Quran, no one knows the soldiers the armies of Allah but him. You read in the Quran that around that was slaughtering babies, raised in his own lap, unwittingly, the baby that would end his tyranny. We have an inroad with another king in the time of Abraham, who claimed to be God, like fit around was destroyed by what by a mosquito or a fly that crawled up his nose, drove him insane. We have Eliza, the whole Surah of Allah has entered the 33rd chapter of the Quran, the Zab where the Confederates confederated united against
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was an army that was unprecedented never before seen that 10,000 people were in Arabia on one army at one time, and the Muslims couldn't fight them. So they did what was in their power, they dug a trench and they tried to hold out hoping they would not die of starvation because they couldn't actually come out and confront this army nobody could.
But without their faith in Allah Who wavering and soon enough, Allah sends a sandstorm to put out their fires the camp fires of this massive unprecedented army and to uproot their tents and cause suspicions about each other in fighting to happen in that army, and they marched away without a fight. In humiliation, we get this from the Quran, where else really find this. That's why you know, the Quran is called a vicar Allah says had the vicar. This is an ultimate reminder. Because it's not that you don't know is that it gets eroded what you know, your strength and certainty in what you know could begin to deteriorate. So you need to be reminded about it. You know, wicked whether it's
the Quran which is the greatest they could or the words of vicar Subhan Allah hamdulillah husband Allah when Allah kita Allahu Akbar La ilaha illa Allah Allah Allah, Allah Quwata illa biLlah these words are meant to do what you're not trying to remember. It's not like acrobatics you're doing up here you're not trying to remember a God that is absent. You're trying to revive yourself, you're trying to bring yourself back, resuscitate yourself from being absent minded from being heedless from losing that certainty and confidence.
And you know, like look at the people of Gaza. I want you to to understand something very clearly this city, it is clear that they are uniquely resilient. And where does it come from? It is crystal clear that it comes from the Quran. You can look this up yourself. In August of 2023 There was a huge festival of sorts, where 1471 Who FOV memorizes of the Quran had gotten together the videos are online, in a camp a one day camp to recite the Quran to each other in review form from cover to cover. The youngest of them was seven years old. The oldest of them were nearing 80 years old 1500 of them.
They say there are over 50,000 people in the BUZZA who commit this plan to their hearts. Do you understand now why? You see a video of a mother in Gaza able to bid all of her children farewell at once. It is very vivid the recall of gender being the place of reunions? Do you understand why now there are viral videos out there of a man standing over his slaughtered son and telling everyone else keep it together? Be patient. We all belong to Allah we come from him we go back to him. The rest is details. Allah honored some of us here and some of us are wondering if we'll be honored who can speak like this. Someone that has internalized reality that is reality. So the victory supposed
to bring you back from the imaginary illusory
fantasy that anyone else has power or that this world is good for anybody or will remain for anyone
And on the opposite end if we drift from the Quranic worldview,
if the deen is an afterthought
if getting to the masjid regularly is extracurricular, if our relationship with the Quran is superficial
let me just read a few verses read it once cover to cover my entire life and make a DUA and then we're good. We're done. I mean, it's as if the Quran itself did not warn against this and say about Ben who is straw eel which we have been studying for weeks, women whom Oh Miyun Allah Allah Muna al Kitab Illa. Imani. Among them are those oblivious to our Scripture. They know nothing about this book except reciting it. It's just lip service, drone mode. That's it, and many were in whom in Vaughn noon, and they can do nothing but speculate. Why Where did the faith fall apart? Why are you speculating? Why are you doubting about God? Because all you're doing is just what? Superficially
reciting you have no choice to get your certainty from speculation when you have not tapped in enough gotten past the surface of the fountain of certainty, which is the Quran. And so I invite myself and every single one of you to pause and consider some radical changes in your life.
Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam feared for us above all else, he said, It is not poverty, I fear for you. It is the opportunities of this world becoming available to you. In other words, then they cause you blurriness, in other words, and they deceive you like to deceive the nations before you have only had the stuff for a while I'll Emiliana
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Milena Viva Chateau La ilaha illallah wa ala Sharika who are shadow and Mohammed and Abdullah who want to be you who are solo.
Inside Muslim my brothers and sisters, there is a Hadith that makes it very clear that this ummah
will never die will never be broken will never remain asleep forever. Yes, they will invite one another's time and time again on this OMA like diners do a dish, but they will never fully succeed. The hadith says
and this is known as Hadith Jabba the hadith of response and there is a masjid in Medina across the street from the Prophets Masjid called message don't eat jab, because that is where Allah responded to this very special dua of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam that we continue to benefit from until this very moment.
He came into the masjid and pray to rock house and raised his hands to the skies they made lengthy do I then turn to the Muslims and said I asked my lord for three things. And he granted me too and withheld one. One of those two He granted Subhanahu wa Taala the Prophet says, What's the L two? l you sell later? I lay him i do i mean see what I'm foresee him yesterday have a lotta home.
And I asked him to never enable against my ummah, and external enemy
that will be empowered enough to annihilate them to cause the OMA to go extinct. For Afghani how a call wala would you tell ya lay him and be Acharya. And so he granted me that and he said, even if the whole world from its farthest corners were to unite against your Oma.
You know, in 1914, when sort of the Khilafah was officially canceled, the Ottoman Empire was officially demolished.
Arabic was essentially outlawed. The masajid were some of the largest massages are turned into museums. People are made to wear deliberately these front cap hats so that they don't make sujood properly.
And yet Fast Forward 100 years is Islam dead in Turkey. This is not a political statement.
President Erdogan got reelected because he is perceived as being less hostile to the religion to Islam than the other candidate. It wasn't economic economics right now are no nose diving in Turkey. Because the whole world is seeing them get strong as they're trying to strong arm them their final chance. Why did you get reelected if the economy is going like this? Because the people want Deen all over again.
You know, in Algeria and so many parts of North Africa in the past 100 years that the colonial project Arabic was systematically replaced with French so you can't understand your Quran. The Hijab was a crime to wear in public, not in France, but by French imperialists in North Africa. And they kept pushing and they kept believing and they kept reviving people's belief in this book. And then of course, there's much rebuild left to be done, but
In 1962, as one of the brothers recently reminded us when Algeria earned its independence, the chant in the street was what? Yeah, Mohammed Oh Mohammed Mabrouk. Alec, congratulations and Jessa Rajat Lake Josiah has been returned to you. They couldn't get you out of our hearts. And if you want to understand why 100 years later, they are still failing at erasing Palestine, off the face of the earth. Perhaps a hint as to why is because on one of the walls of investor that OFSAA today, in graffiti, they have it written, Len Tanaka on Mattoon, called a Duhamel, Hemet and Omar a nation whose commander and leader as Mohammed does not bow.
And this is the reality we are still benefiting from his dua, and to the extent that we align with his tradition and his values and his certainty, we will read more and more of it in cancer Allah hi and circum if you support the cause of Allah, He will support you.
But I want to close out the hook. But time is over by reiterating this point, this issue is a personal decision. We know how it's going to end. Don't be a front runner. Don't wait to see it happen and then say I was with you guys, because he also told us Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam that the heat will get turned up so much at the end of time, that many people will be locked out of that wagon that caravan. He said you heard about Luna Sophia or Bella people will be shaking so much to be filtered through. Like you sift through flour you sift through a filter people will be filtered through other Hadith say, until people become one of two camps for starting a camp of faith Eman
without any hypocrisy, no doubts involved, and a camp of hypocrisy consumed by their doubts in which there is no more faith whatsoever. And then when that happens, he said at the end of the Hadith, when it's like this fantasy to the gel, I mean Yomi he over there then awaits the rise of the gel the greatest trial ever.
Either that day or at max the very next day following it. May Allah grant us all faith that doesn't waver and protect us from doubt and every behavior that will draw drilled down into us. May Allah azza wa jal give us support in this world and make us of those who've prosper on the day of judgment by meeting him with our faith. May Allah azza wa jal help us rebuild and awaken this Ummah that has already begun. Make us an asset for it and not against it make us of those who propel it forward and not hold it back. Allahumma Amin or SallAllahu Sallam Bada bing Muhammad Ali he was sabe