Refugees, Migrants and Freshies!
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Salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
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my beloved brothers and sisters, there was a time at the beginning with the Muslims were persecuted in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, only because they said La Ilaha illa Allah, there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, when they declared that they were no longer belonging to the faith of their forefathers, their own families, persecuted them. To this day, anyone who declares the shahada or declares that they are Muslim. Many times you find that family members or relatives or friends or communities, not only cut them off, but actually make their lives a misery. So if you go back to the beginning, it is a test of faith always. Where, when you are gifted something by Allah Almighty, He
will test you to see are you genuine are not my brothers and sisters, when you face some persecution in the name of your faith, and you know that you are upright, you know that you are trying to do the right thing.
Do not allow that persecution to distance you from Allah number one. In fact, it should bring you closer to Allah because it is the Promise of Allah. Allah subhanahu wa taala says, a hassy been through ie otaku a poor no
one whom Allah you've done? Oh don't wala cada fatten Lavina mu cobbling him. Fela lemon Allah, Levine Asada coo while lemon, the mean, do people really think that as soon as they declare their faith in Allah and they believe that they will not be persecuted?
Do people really think that they will be left alone simply because they said Our Lord is Allah? When Allah says we have tested those before them as well in order to distinguish who is truthful in their faith and who is not. So if you are truthful, you will bear something, it's okay. They will say things they will do things, give it a bit of time. Number one, do not allow it to distance you from your maker. If anything, it should bring you closer Number Two, learn more and more about the goodness of your faith. Learn how to respond to the naysayers because when they begin to say things about Islam, a lot of the times there are similar things that they want to try to use in order to
make you sway they will speak about the marriage of Muhammad peace be upon him to Aisha Radi Allahu anha. They bring up that age issue whereas it was never ever an issue to be mentioned that the time of the Prophet peace be upon him, even by the biggest of his enemies who were literally looking for any excuse to discredit him. They never ever brought up his marriage to Asia. But 1400 years later, people want to bring up oh, how old was our Isha? I promise you my brothers and sisters? Allah is never going to make it a prerequisite of your entry into paradise that you you need to have known how old are Isha was Radi Allahu Allah, he's not going to ask you how old was our Isha before you go
to paradise? And then you answer the question that's not even part of the Buryat something that you needed to have known, et cetera. ET is something that they bring out. Yet the enemies who brought everything possible out, didn't even consider that an issue. May Allah Almighty grant us ease similarly, they bring up several other issues. All of them are quite similar. They tell you How could you believe that? There is a man who went up to the heavens in an animal that had wings and so Allah He we believe, we believe, the same way I believe that there is a small piece of skin through which you can see crystal clear to be honest with you. I'm looking at you right now. That is a
miracle that is bigger than anything that you can think about Subhanallah and what happened Who placed that little piece of lens inside your eye? That can see at the megapixel beyond any? Is it not Allah the same Allah causes so many other miracles in your own body? When you consume something? How does it digest? The digestive system alone is a miracle. Allah says Wafi fusi come up
Fila to do so your own in your own cells do you not see the signs of Allah? How does your digestive system work? How do you work? How does the body process proteins and fats and sugars and everything and put it one side and the other side everything happens and what do you do? You just eat it at? That tasted quite nice mashallah, right? And you don't even know the rest of it is done by the maker, the Lord of the Worlds, and you sleep at night without even thanking him for having given you a digestive system to begin with Allahu Akbar. So anyway, let it strengthen you in your faith, number one, number two, you need to realize, bear Sabra, bear a little bit of patience, in the Name
of your Lord in the name of your faith, you need to bear some form, endure it a little bit, do not respond in a way that makes matters worse.
Sometimes people say things to Muslims, and it happens a lot. They have already a preconceived idea in their minds, they have been lied to, unfortunately, in their churches and places of worship by people who either did it intentionally so that their followers never know the truth of Islam. And I've heard this so many times where people who are belong to other faiths come to you and say, but I believe you Muslims when you die, you happen to put a pipe down the intestines of the person, and then you gather the water and make rice out of it and feed people after three days and 40 days. It's laughable to you and me, Wallah he there are large numbers of people who actually think we do that.
And they say, Don't you go into a small little place where you have a hosepipe afterwards and only two three people are allowed with the body of the deceased my brother, my sister, all we do is offer them an honorable bathing to wash them the way they used to wash themselves when they were alive in order to send them off in the cleanest and purest possible way. That's all that happens. But you know what the lies is caught up with at a point you bear patients do not respond with a swear word. Do not respond with arrogance. You need to remember you're a Muslim, you are surrendering to Allah. Allah is in control of your life and this, Allah will bring them forth. The enemies are actually
only people who are not yet Muslim. That's all. You see someone laughing at you tell yourself, this guy is not yet Muslim. Yesterday, someone sent me a clip of a person, not a Muslim at all. He arrives in Makkah to Makara Marina haram and he decides to say, we have conquered Islam.
I've arrived here they said I would never arrive here. No one said you would never arrive my brother. You arrive there in Haram. Pretending to be a Muslim in the midst of millions of Muslims. You had to slyly take your video to say I am here. I promise you. The place will bring you towards guidance by the help of Allah the Almighty will guide you and I know for a fact that if a person messes with the deen of Allah one of two things happen to them either through that they begin to question and they begin to see the light because some of the biggest enemies of Islam actually turned to Islam. Allah is the One who turns the hearts so don't lose hope when you see them say
Allahumma de Lille Islam that's a sunnah of the Prophet peace be upon him. So either they are guided to Islam or they are taken care of by Allah in one way or another. For you and I, when we respond to such people do it in a dignified manner which makes them think if only they have a mind, and sometimes people don't have that mind holiday signal really did the movie Radi Allahu Allah when he came to Madina, Munawwara just prior to that the Prophet sallallahu sallam said Mommy through her leading, you had to handle Islam. A man like Harlan cannot be ignorant of the correctness and uprightness of Islam. Allah will bring him because he's intelligent. When you are really and truly
intelligent, you look into the faith, you look into what they're saying, you get it from the horse's mouth, you look at the Muslims you find out and so on, and then you come forth, but the person who is not intelligent enough or does not want the guidance will keep on spewing and seeing and doing and Allah Almighty, like I said, does one of two things with such people, but my brothers and sisters, remember something for you and I guidance is actually a gift of Allah. Continue to thank Allah that you are rightly guided. That's why every day in every unit of prayer, we say, Do you know Sirata? Mr. Cream, guide us to the straight path. I say it again and again, even though we believe
we are rightly guided but we want Allah to guide us correctly and to keep us on the path we appreciate it we are prepared to sacrifice for this path that we are upon. If you're not prepared to sacrifice, then how on earth are you a follower of Nabi Muhammad Sal
A lot of Salam, whom him and his companion sacrificed everything in order for the deen of Allah to get to you today.
The people who took part in the Battle of Badr were 313. And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says, Oh Allah,
if you would like to be worshipped on Earth, grant us victory here are the 313 of us.
And Allah granted them victory.
And what happened is it spread from there and that's why the prophets Allah Allah Allah Selim says, Those people who were his companions, be careful what you say about them, because they sacrificed that's why the dean is here today. What are you prepared to sacrifice? What am I prepared to sacrifice? A little laughing at you? People calling you names someone on the street saying something of your hijab, someone talking about the way you look? Someone mentioning the fact that you are a Muslim? And this is like this. How can you be a Muslim in the 21st century, when you know how educated we are? I tell you the most highly educated attending to Islam. I want to give you good
news, Islam is growing faster than you can imagine. Because Allah Almighty is the Lord. He alone deserves to be worshipped. Now,
in the process, my brothers and sisters at that time when they were persecuted, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, decided that some of these companions, they need to go somewhere, we cannot just sit here and be bashed for so long without being able to even pray without being able to do the basics. You can't uphold your own basics of faith. How on earth are you going to survive here? So the Prophet sallallaahu Salam by the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala chose and he said to his companions, go to Abyssinia. That was the first Hijra migrate. So these were migrants, where did they go?
They went to Abyssinia when they went to Abyssinia what happened? They were taken care of by the Christians there. Who were they now Joshi and his people, how did they treat the Muslims Wallahi in 10 years, there were no complaints. In 10 years, no complaints, there was justice on the land, so much so that some of them accepted Islam. The Quran speaks about the neggers himself as Hama, accepting the deen of Allah. Allah speaks about how when he heard the verses of the Quran, he cried. These were migrants or immigrants, or whatever you'd like to call them. We don't want to use the term refugee because in today's language, a refugee is supposed to be a person who is temporarily
here, some people consider that term such that it is cheap. Yet to be honest, it's a dignified human beings, what happened to them could have happened to you and can still happen to you. If people shifted from one place to another for whatever valid reason that they have, remember something your duty and mine
to treat them with utmost respect. If the Muslims arrived in Abyssinia and were treated by the Christians in an upright way, why is it that when we find Muslim migrants coming to our lands from wherever they are, we do not even treat them the way the Christians treated the Muslims at that time, but rather we treat them in a very low way as though What is this man doing here? Look at these guys, they are flooding the place not at all. It's your test or the law he was here this earth belongs to Allah not to you. You respect them, you honor them, you give them dignity, you offer them something equal in terms of rights that you have. And this is why there is something else that
happened and I will inshallah speak about this for a few minutes before I end. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Years later,
when they were persecuted in Makkah so much. He chose by the permission of Allah subhanahu wa taala to go to Madina Munawwara what was that? That was another Hijra. It was another migration. It was the major migration known as the hijra, although the first one was another one.
This time they were going to people who were not the Christians of Abyssinia,
but rather, they were made up of various denominations. Among them, they were the mushriks among them, they were a hallowed Kitab the people of the book The Jews and the Christians
and the Prophet peace be upon him in stages, within a few months sent all the Muslims there. There was a massive influx of people belonging to a totally different faith coming into Madina Munawwara by the invitation of some of them who had already turned to Islam and they were in positions of leadership.
Well, Allah He my brothers and sisters from among them, they will already Muslims because of Musa Dibner mayor of the Allahu Allah who was sent to Madina Munawwara slightly earlier in order to teach them the deen and many of them accepted
Every one of those who entered the faith of Islam agreed to the instruction of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, which I want you to think about for a minute. What was the instruction,
taking one family, from those who are coming in?
I want you to think about it. Why? Today, we cannot share with our own brothers and sisters of blood.
We cannot share with our own uncles and aunts. We don't want to share with our own family members. When someone comes from a distant land and he comes here that's too far. Where's the Islam? Where's the Muslim in you? Where's the history of Islam? What did you learn from that?
Aha an abuse Allah Allah Allah Salama banal Maha Jolina will answer. The Prophet SAW Selim fostered a relationship of brotherhood between the MaHA Julian and Assad in the initial stages. Look, take them in, what should we do? Share with them, whatever you have Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
You know, sharing what you have with a stranger, who just belongs to your faith is one teaching of Islam. And guess what? Today, I'm not talking about sharing what you have the right of another person whom you owe something to you don't want to give them. How's that? How's that? Subhanallah look where we've become. So this talk today is just to encourage us to say, let's go back and look at what happened to where we're supposed to be where we have come. Today. They say World Refugee Day, there's a World Refugee Day in June, somewhere. We don't want to use the refugee term. The Prophet sallallaahu Salam solved the problem. One took one we're not saying take one, respect to
them, serve them. Look after them. Be happy Allah saved you don't worry. You have come to your brother's here. You have come to your sister's here. We will serve you we will look after in no time they will be above you in a lot of things today. We don't want anyone to grow above us. A man opens a business similar to ours across the road. It's we can't sleep. We've got depression and stress and anxiety and everything else and we're sweating this person who told you he doesn't have a right to do that. Allahu Akbar Who told you that? But it's the weakness of faith. It's the weakness of faith. My brothers and sisters they the Sahaba of the Allahu Anhu the Prophet peace be upon him says let
the soup bow us happy if our lady in fcbd now and Fatah had to commit left with who didn't the hubba Marbella gamuda. Dehiwala. Anna Sefa. Don't ever you dare speak bad about any of my companions? Because if you were to spend mount or hood full of gold, it wouldn't even equate to a handful or half a handful that they spent in the course. Gentlemen, they did. They did the real thing. Here we are talking we are living literally comfy, as we would say.
prepared to share. No, I'm not prepared to give the rights of someone to them. No, I'm not. So then what where are you? Shouldn't we be talking about it from the pulpit? My brothers and sisters. Remember anyone who has left their lands and come whether it is to our lands where we are or any other place, pray for them, number one, number two, reach out to them, try and find out what are their needs. This is a Muslim. Welcome them, greet them, talk to them, make them feel at home. I tell you why. If you look at yourself, perhaps somewhere up the ladder you your parents, your poor, your forefathers somewhere was in a similar situation. They were also migrants. I laugh when I sit
and think of people who perhaps came from the subcontinent or wherever it might have been two generations back they look at someone who came in recently they say you see these freshers?
What's the terminology? Why are you burning? Wasn't your father or father afresh just like this. Just because you were born here does not mean you're any different from these people. It doesn't. So this type of terminology we need to talk about. Take it out. Perhaps we're all guilty of saying sometimes things that are derogatory to these people. Perhaps we need to wake up stop using those terms. Nevermind welcome them. Who knows perhaps your children may intermarry with this what will happen then? She'll become family but yesterday you were calling them IPs or freshers, whatever it might have been. It's terminology that's being used.
I believe it's derogatory. We need to talk about it. Look at the MaHA Julian and answer whatever brought those people from wherever they were to wherever you are, does not make you any better than them. Remember that if Allah wanted you and your forefathers would not have been here, and I'm speaking internationally, wherever you are not just about this country.
Let's learn to welcome people a few generations back we were in a similar situation, if people did not take care of us and welcome us and perhaps help us in whatever way Who knows where we would have been. So my brothers and sisters May Allah Almighty grant us ease and goodness. I've mentioned a few pointers here. I hope we can take lesson firstly for myself. May Allah helped me to improve. And may Allah helped me to become more conscious of how we treat people who come from far off lands. We see them around
Whether they've come for business whatever my brother, my sister, you are more than welcome, you are my brother and inshallah we will help you to the best of our ability. You are welcome here and this is your place as much as it is mine. And may Allah Almighty bless all of us as an ummah, May Allah help us to care for one another a coup loco Leha sallahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad