Channel: Mohammed Faqih
Jumuah Khutbah/Talk by Sheikh Alaa
November 18, 2016 @ IIOC
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me about my dear brothers and sisters. Fear is
a natural human response in emotion.
And this distressing emotion
usually is aroused by some sort of imminent danger or evil or pain, whether that threat is real or imagined.
It triggers that feeling of fear.
that in and of itself is not something bad fear is something healthy, something unnatural. It's normal for people to fear something, it's actually good for our survival, it will cause us to do something about danger.
But when fear is not justified, or when it's intense or extreme to the point where it's either irrational, or paralyzing.
It becomes a problem.
Also, when you are afraid of something that you're not supposed to be afraid of,
it's a problem.
Likewise, if you're not afraid of what you're supposed to be afraid of, it's a problem.
And we live in a time where many people have
anxiety, they're very fearful. Some of that fear, as I said, is good, healthy, justified, but most of it is not what we need.
What we need is to tell ourselves fear no more.
And as a believer, we as believers, we understand that there's only one fear or one type of fear that we should hold on to and that is our fear of a loss of habitat every Friday, we are reminded to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala will remind you to be mindful of Allah azza wa jal and be afraid of the consequences of our actions. duckula
but Furthermore, because this is a natural human response, Allah Subhana Allah in the Quran reassures or reminds the believers and tells them Do not be afraid of others. Do not be afraid of people. Do not be afraid of your enemies. Do not be afraid of those who hate you. Don't be afraid of those who have animosity against you.
And fear no one but Allah subhanho wa Taala over and over in the Quran. As a matter of fact, in three places Allah subhanho wa Taala tells
the believers he says filata showhome was shoni
falletta showhome was shown.
You find that Surah Al Iran, you find it you find it in sorted Bukhara you find
surah, Al Emraan you find it in social media,
where lots of hands Allah calls upon the believers not to be scared or afraid
of others and be mindful of a law and have the fear that you should have that positive fear that comes out of reverence for the loss of Hannah who was the other that prevents you from doing anything that may bring the Wrath of Allah azza wa jal upon you so Allah subhanho wa Taala keeps saying, Do not be afraid of them, nor be afraid of their blame,
or their condemnation of you on the merits of your faith and hold on to your belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allah azza wa jal says falletta show shoni so fear them not, but fear me.
So loss of Hannah with the Allah is reassuring the believers in the Quran and telling them the only one worthy of your fears are lots of hands on with the Allah. And that's why you don't find much
regarding the fear of others, in the statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, rather the Prophet kept reminding us of the fear of Allah azza wa jal.
And one of the things that distinguishes
the believers is the fact that once they embrace this faith,
their fear of others or any element in this life diminishes, and their fear of a loss of habitat increases.
Or it might work the other way, the more you fear, a loss of Hano talent, the less you fear anything else,
including the worst imaginable thing that could happen to you.
The more you fear Allah, the less you fear anything else.
And you find those who are connected with their faith act upon their faith to be the least fearful of worldly elements. And the most fearful of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Also, there is a correlation between knowledge,
possessing knowledge and understanding
and fearing a loss of habitat and not feeling anything else.
And I'm not a psychologist, but they tell us that there is a correlation between fear and ignorance.
And very often people fear that which they don't know much about.
Rather, they hear things about, they also tell us brothers and sisters,
fear comes, of course, in many shades. And we know you know, we are very familiar with Islamophobia. Right?
Fear of slotless intense, irrational fear of Islam and Muslims, which, by the way, is very ironic, because Muslims are afraid of people who have Islamophobia, who are afraid of them.
Do you see how this is just the irony of this,
to be afraid of somebody who's who has irrational fear of you.
It's, it's, it's a jeep.
So, there are many shades of fear. If your fear it gets to the point, and there is a level of it again, as I said, that is natural that is that is acceptable.
And if it causes you to be cautious, and if it propels you to act and engage and do something, then it's positive, because because fear also
causes us to act take action.
It causes us to take action, and rational reasonable fear that comes with knowledge and comes with with with understanding of the situation may even cause us to do heroic things.
It is the other fear the other like more intense and more darker shades of fear that I worry about the fear that causes people not to do what they're supposed to do
that that paralyzes people, or that makes them change who they are.
a an internal
an internal struggle or, or causes a complex that makes them
makes them confused about their own identity or some might even
Try to change your identity, the type of fear that causes people to run away from a loss of habitat instead of running to a lot of villages.
Because and you know that it's not the fear of a loss of jealousy, you know that the fear of others has gotten to a point that it has overcome your fear of a loss of habitat because when you fear a lot, as I said, the more you fear Allah, the less you fear anyone else. And when you fear Allah The beauty of that fear of Allah azza wa jal is that it gives you hope.
And it brings you back to Allah azza wa jal for when you fear Allah azza wa jal unlike anything else, anything that you you're afraid of you run away from it, but when you fear a law, you come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. No, Santa Monica de la Hondo said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to visit a young man that was dying from the unsolved and he said to him, How do you feel? And this young man said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allahu Akbar for the newbie. He said, I have I have a lot of faith and hope in Allah azza wa jal, I have so much hope in Allah. But I'm just afraid of my own sense. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
anytime these two qualities are found combined in the heart of a believer at this moment, the moment of death, Allah subhanaw taala will give him what he hopes for, and protects him from what he fears. This is good.
are we going to allow our fear of those who have who are afraid of us?
To cause us to go back
into our bubbles?
That shouldn't be the case, my dear brothers and sisters.
That's not what is expected of the believers. So how do we deal with this
issue that we have, and how deep Are we going to allow this fear to go into our psyche, and remember that fear only,
it's only as deep as the mind allows it to be.
And I feel and I'm guilty of it, that we have talked ourselves into this.
We have over indulged
into what causes us to be afraid as a matter of fact, we even we crave we became addicted to what induces even more and more fear.
But that should not continue and that's not going to be the case and I repent to Allah subhanho to Allah from indulging in any thing of that nature. And instead we should find a way for ourselves and for our communities, to get out of this state and do something about it.
we must also brothers and sisters, remember that there are ways that we can combat this fear
effective ways the first one is to reconnect with a loss of Hannah without especially through his message and his book The poor.
One of the ways is to connect to reconnect with a loss of Hannah with Allah through his message and through because nobody can bring and look how the Quran tells you story after story
of prophets and messengers that went through
hard times worse than what can you imagine? I mean, there is 1.5 billion of us on the face of this planet.
And you know, there are all kinds of laws and all kinds of international treaties and and then here in this country, there are millions of us
and there are rights and there is you know, constitutional rights and there are all kinds of factors and elements and maybe inshallah tomorrow after pressure will you know discuss I'll discuss with you a message inshallah to Allah after pressure and I think you should all attend inshallah tada failure by the way, we should be. I mean, it. It amazes me how we, it appears like, especially if you follow social media, and you see Muslims reaction to appears that we're all afraid but yet yet we're not doing one of the basic things that a believer does when they're afraid which is pray for God.
Right? The reason is because again, remember the first element is reconnect with a larger region. One of the ways to reconnect with allies through the book of Allah. The Quran empowers you the core and answers your concerns, and it brings comfort to the heart of the believer. And it reminds me how Allah azza wa jal helped those who are before us overcome their challenges and they were by far greater than any challenge that you and I
can face. One man single handedly saved humanity built an ark, he didn't have the experience of building an ark, he built an ark that gave humanity a second chance, no rally center.
And everyone was against him.
his fear for and by the way, he feared for his people. He didn't fear for himself, he feared for his for his people. That's the only type of he feared a lot. And he feared for his people, by the way, which is the only two types of fear that a believer should have the fear of a lot and feeling for the people and caring for them.
didn't fear for himself. Because he believed in the law and the prophets of Allah azza wa jal, he built it a lot helped him.
And as they say, you know, somebody that didn't know how to build ships, built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.
Right? Whatever a loss of whatever guys is, by far greater, because it was for a better cause. So my point brothers and sisters, is that be on the side of a loss of habitat and he will help you overcome? How does what does it take to do that reconnect with Allah subhanaw taala through his book, another way to reconnect with the loss of Hannah Montana is through these acts of worship that were meant to empower us, like praying five times a day, like praying invested in treasure. One of the benefits of praying and treasure in Jamaica, is the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever prays federal in Jamaica, that individual is in the protection of a law until
the evening, you're in under the protection of Allah.
So you want to be protected prefecture on time, and ngema. And if you know, you can pray in the machine.
and this is very effective, of gaining a strict and getting rid of this fear is to make dua to a loss of handle with that. And there are some specific neurons that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, specific supplications the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us
to counter fear, especially if we're afraid of someone or something. Right? In the story of the young man that faced the king and the entire establishment of his time, and call people to Allah subhanho wa Taala, this brave young man, every time they threatened to do something against him, he kept saying Allah Muhammad Fini him be my [???]. Oh, Allah, protect me from them as you wish. Some of us like tried like to specify to Allah how we want to be protected. You don't need to do that. leave it up to Allah Subhana tab. He made it and he went with confidence. And every time Allah Subhana, Allah saved him.
This is very effective, ultimate Fini him be my [???], if it's something specific, or even the door of Ibrahim Ali Sena, who single handedly was facing an entire regime. Everybody was against him, including people of his own family, were against him. And they plotted against him.
Not only that, they said Henrico burned him.
And they meant what they said.
What did Ibrahim alayhis salam do? Because he did everything that he could.
And he was outspoken. And he was proactive and he stood up. He said Hezbollah has to be alone with him and Loki
is that when the Sahaba and the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were told that people have gathered their forces to come against you. What did they do? Oh, Allah says time to flee Medina and go to the north or southern border, run away and be a refugee somewhere. No, at this point, we have our own institutions. We have our own entity, we're going to stand firm, we're going to stand our ground, and we're going to face this, but ultimately, it's all in the hands of a lot as the origin has won a law who will
allow us devices.
We want to be we're on the side of a law and we hope that our loss of habitat is on our side. Allah azza wa jal says from Allah will be near met him in Allah lamium system, so they returned, nothing happened to them.
So drop is very effective. But our connection with Allah as a general conclude with this, our connection with Allah reconnecting with Allah through the app, or through the studying the the teachings of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, or through the stories of the Quran, or through the acts of worship, or through drop, or the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal, none of this is going to really work unless we have certainty.
We have European
and in order to achieve that, we have to act we have to study we have
I have to seek knowledge, we have to act and, and and do whatever we have to do in spite of our fear and have full confidence in the loss of Hannah Montana.
We have to have full confidence in Allah subhanho wa Taala that the promise of Allah azza wa jal is true. And how did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instill that in his companions?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to his young cousin, Abdullah ambus, he said to him, definitely learn, preserve Allah and he will preserve you. That's the kind of message the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shared with his cousin. But if I go forward real quick, because I'm gonna come back to the beginning of this hadith move forward to the end of the Hadith, the Prophet says what you need to know. And then ometer if the nations were to come together, if they were to plot or come together, to bring you anything that Allah has not written for you it will not happen.
And if they were to harm you with anything that Allah has done has not written upon you that Allah doesn't will. It won't happen either. So nobody can do you any good or better or harm you in any way unless Allah has already written it. And if I'm not smart and has already written something, it's going to happen no matter what you do. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was teaching after loving my bestie Hakim, certainty in the promise of Allah azza wa jal to have certainty to have confidence in a lot
of who has a phone I say this and I ask Allah Subhana Allah to make you an eye of those who listen and follow the best of where they are listened to. And I ask Allah for forgiveness. Apollo has a coda software a lot of imagery ready welcome.
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam on Arabic the living in a sofa? Well that tomorrow inshallah to Allah after for sure I will share with you some some pointers and a very, very, you know,
interesting message from one of the prominent scholars here in North America. But also, you know, we'll talk about some some, some practical steps. But before before I leave, I must say brothers and sisters, that this habit and again, I'm guilty of it, but
but no more than this habit of let me just relate to a verse from the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala, speaking about the hypocrites, says, What do you
mean, and Mia will hold up
about tomo Shane, in Paulina, listen to this carefully, and somehow a lot. You just hit me today this morning. This is something
that of the qualities or the habits of the hypocrites. in their early days, the Medina days was the following.
And when there comes to them information about public security, about public safety or failure,
they spread it around.
They just start broadcasting it, sharing it, what's like not, they didn't have WhatsApp back then, but they start spreading it by any means that they have
before they verify it, before they properly analyze it, before they fully understand it. Before even assessing the consequences of sharing this kind of information.
Whether it's public safety or fear, something that causes fear, they spread it, this was from one of the qualities of the hypocrites
in that society.
She, they immediately they can't hold it, they just start sharing it.
And Allah subhanaw taala condemned this and Allah subhanaw taala says, had instead of doing that, but if they had referred it back to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam presents the leadership or to those who have authority amongst them
and have knowledge and understanding the ones who can draw correct conclusions from
would have not by the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah azza wa jal says, you know, and if it was not for the sake of Allah upon you and his mercy, you would have followed Satan, a police except for very few of you, and what does it and when we follow shaytaan what happens Allah Subhana Allah says
Metallica, Michel Bonhoeffer Olia for that half Omaha phony, it is only Satan that frightens you of supporters. So fear them not but fear me, Allah azza wa jal says, if you are true believers,
we need to stop doing this we need to stop spreading fear, transmitting and perpetuating fear. We need to stop doing this I asked a lot of soldiers to protect us and preserve us. ask Allah Subhana Allah to strengthen us. And as I said, this is to be continued inshallah, to Allah, I asked Allah subhanaw taala to preserve each and every single one of you, please be cautious, but fear no more, be only afraid of a loss of panatela. And there isn't much that our enemies can do to us. Except that which Allah subhanaw taala has written upon us, and there are a lot of positive things that can be shared, I just share a couple of things real quick with you, by the way since the elections, so
far, three people,
three people have accepted Islam by the grace of Allah, the fourth one is in the in the works, right. And I expect more and more people more and more. There are even people saying that if anything happens, or Muslim registry, this that we're all going to register as Muslims.
And there are many other stories, the support, there's overwhelming support that that we received, there are letters you know, we received more letters of support or messages of support than hate
from our neighbors and from
we just need to go out there. And if people are scared of us because they're afraid of us, because they don't know us we need to tell them and engage with them and let them know who we are or who and what we believe in
give Islamic chance brothers and sisters let us not fail Islam this is this is a great opportunity that we have now. A great opportunity. If we let us not fail ourselves.
inshallah there will be a change in Salah timing starting this Sunday
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