The Crisis Today
Channel: Mufti Menk
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Salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
Smilla he will Hamdulillah he was Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah heywire Allah Allah, he was a huge mine,
my brothers and sisters, when you are in a position of authority
and you abuse it
by harming someone hurting someone stealing property by usurping whatever it may be depending on the level,
depending on the level of authority you have,
Allah gives you a chance.
Allah gives you a chance to make it right.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it right himself.
The difficulty is
if we look at the globe today, we know there is a crisis in the Middle East right now.
If anyone feels that they are in a position of power,
they should remember that the old powerful is far higher and greater than them. So if they are to use that power in the wrong way, heavy handedness in this particular case, the killing of innocent people, the fighting the usurping of land, whatever it may be.
They will never get away with it. Maybe temporarily, they might be excited to think that we're winning.
But remember Allah Almighty, He is the owner of entire creation.
And that is why ultimately on the Day of Judgment, the announcement is made the man in Moodle cornea Oh, I'm Lila Hill noir Hadeel
Aluma to Jews canoed I've seen Bhima aka sabot Lau Mooney, Malia, Oh, beautiful description of the Day of Judgment.
And the Day of Judgment is necessary simply because Allah says that he has kept a day aside, to ensure that those who are wronged get their justice.
Because people on Earth may not get their justice. You might not see in your life, the Justice look at those who are being killed right now. The children, the women,
the men, who may not be involved at all the journalists, the peacekeepers, no matter who they may they are hundreds of these and 1000s of them are being killed. Their buildings, their dwellings destroyed, the infrastructure, literally brought down to rubble, and the world seems to be unable to do anything, Doesn't it remind you of the Pharaoh?
And what happened to the Pharaoh?
Did the Lord of the Worlds not
to hydrogen one oxygen, the man couldn't even bear that he was drowned the Pharaoh. And there was a time when he thought he was unstoppable. There was a time when he did what he did people say the children well they were children, you the abunda whom Allah says he slaughtered their children. He slaughtered them. And people obviously knew this is unfair. Why does Allah allow this it's not a matter of Allah allowing it. It's the matter of a criminal perpetrating it. Those innocent children
in paradise, in the most beautiful condition.
But this man lived an entire life of fear, no matter how powerful he was. The Pharaoh was always scared, a sign that he was scared from his very inauguration when he came into power. Right up to the end he was fighting. If you look for example,
in 1948, the land of the Palestinians was stolen. That's exactly what happened in 1948. The claim was late. And people decide that if you are interested to look at the true history, you will find it.
They use the term Israel
to refer to a place when in history it only ever referred to a people.
Israelis Jacob May peace be upon him the children of Israel or the Israelites are the children of Jacob. It never referred to a place the place the Canaanites who were there
Philistine Palestine people know this.
So what they did is they came in,
they took the land. And in fact, initially before 1948, as some of them came, they were welcomed by the Palestinians who saw these are our cousins, they are being persecuted wherever they were. And let us give them a little bit of perhaps room to live, and we will try and live with each other.
What happened? You need to know that as they came in a little while later, they made their true intentions clear that we are here because we believe that this is our Promised Land.
You tell me, we are Muslim sitting in this Masjid. Do you not believe in Moses? Do you not believe in Jesus? Do you not believe in Mohammed May peace be upon them all? Is the fact that you are a follower of a faith and automatic permission for you to claim land, wherever that person whom you follow was? Can you today go to Bethlehem or the Christians go to Bethlehem or Nazareth, and say that Jesus was here. So this is ours? They can't, they wouldn't. Because you know, you can't claim that because I am following this religion. So this land is mine way my priest was my guru was my prophet was and so on. You can't say that it's common sense. People came in from Europe, they took
the land. That's the reason why today, it is prohibited. And you can Google this
to do a DNA test in Israel. totally forbidden. Wrong. It's illegal. It's a crime, you will be jailed. If you do a DNA test in Israel. Why? Because they know the truth will come out. You come from Poland, you come from Ukraine, you came from Europe, you came from everywhere else. And they were the original Middle Eastern Jews who lived together with the Muslims and the Christians for centuries, for centuries.
So what happened to a lot of the Jews?
Who were the Middle East and Jews, how come the Palestinians were all predominantly Muslim? Did you know that they are hundreds of 1000s of Palestinian Christians? Did you know that?
Across the globe, they were scattered, they suffered as well. In fact, they suffered perhaps more than the Muslims. Do you know that their churches were bombed? Do you know that they feel more unsafe than the Muslims? Did you ever know that? These are Palestinians? So it's not something to say that this land was only taken from the Muslims? No, it was taken from the Palestinians? And what was the excuse used? They told their people that you know what,
you all belong to a certain faith. So by you belonging to that faith, you are now entitled to the land of your forefathers, and who were your forefathers? These? Were they? I asked you a question again, for the second time in this talk, as Muslims, do you think it would be sensible for me to come up and say, you follow Muhammad peace be upon him? He was in Medina, therefore, you have a right to go and claim the land they do you?
You can go you can visit, you can come back? You can say Wow, he was there, I saw and so on, you can't claim the land just because you're a follower. Where are you from? So those who were there, the Middle Eastern Jews, most of them, according to the books of history, converted the converted to work to Christianity and then to Islam.
Who Was Jesus sent to? Was he not sent to the Jews? Was he not Jewish? That's what we believe. He was part of Bologna surah in the children of Jacob.
Is hack is a son of whom, Ibrahim
and after is happy you had Yakko? Well, Allah says in the Quran, Wamena Mora is happy apple. So we had Jaco and Jakob was known as Israel In Israel. That was the man's name.
So today, that land they call it Jacob, basically, which is Israel, Jacob, why don't we use the word Jacob. So the people of Jacob, that's what it is, it's not the land.
This is something we need to know because people claim and so many of our Jewish brothers and when I say brothers, I'm talking of the non Zionist remember something. A Zionist is a person who believes that
this land of Israel is ours. We will claim it and steal it from the Palestinians. And we need to create a state for ourselves there. That person is called a Zionist. Do you know there are hundreds of 1000s of Jews? If not, perhaps maybe it goes into the millions who are not Zionists, they believe we are not supposed to have that land. It's not ours. We know the truth. Do you know there are so many now because of social
Your media, we have found out we have seen them. We have watched them say things that Listen, I am Jewish. And I believe that we're not supposed to be having that land that belongs to the Palestinians. And we come from either Europe or America or anywhere in the world. But ever since they were young, they go to their schools like what we would call a madrasa. And they were never taught the truth. They were always taught, your land is Israel, you need to go back you need to go back. They were taught that the only place that a Jew would be safe is Israel, when the truth is actually the opposite. The only place that a Jew is unsafe is Israel. That's the truth. They need to
think about this. It's a fact from 1948. To this minute, there is no peace.
So how can you lie to your people, that the only place where the Jews will be safe is Israel when the truth is exactly the opposite. The only place that they will be unsafe is easily.
There are Jews amongst us in this community, perhaps in this city of Bulawayo as well as in Harare. They are very safe. They are very safe. They are Jews in America and Britain and everywhere else across the globe. In fact, in the Middle East, there are Jews in Iran, there are Jews in Algeria, they are using so many other countries. Did you know that? Are you aware of that there is healthy Jewish communities in many of these countries, they are so safe. So the only place they are not safe is a place they stole, they stole the land. They went in just like the colonizers did, if you know the colonization of Zimbabwe, and how it happened exactly the same way they went to colonize this
place. And they used religion in order to fool the people. And that's what they did everywhere. You if you were to look at our country here, and I'm not going to go into the history, you need to study and study hard. What's the meaning of studying hard, don't just believe the first things you read, go back, go deeper, go deeper, check, go see what's happening, then you will read you will realize that these struggles are all the same. That's why Nelson Mandela said that South Africa will never be truly free. Unless and until Palestine is free. Because it's the same thing. You came in, you took the land from the Arabs and that's why you stick out like a sore thumb in the middle eastern
region. And you people just have to look at you and know you're not from this region.
You look at me today, I can never ever lie to you. That my ethnicity is Zimbabwean. No, I'm Zimbabwean by birth. I'm Zimbabwean by nationality, but the fact that you look at my face, you can automatically know that I come from somewhere else. Do you not agree? No one can deny that. I'm not saying I'm not a national. I'm a national, I'm loyal to my nation, by all means.
But truth be told, are you originally from here and your forefathers, as you claim, be honest, and say no, we came in two generations back or three generations back. But for them, they say let's go back 3000 years, when I have a good idea why 3000? Let's go back to the beginning of everything. Where was Adam from on Earth? Can't we all go anywhere on Earth and say my great, greatest grandfather had this land move off its mind. The claim you have is the claim I have if I could go back 3000 years, I can go back 30,000 years. What's the difference? In fact, it's healthier and stronger and more just to go back 30,000 years, you want to go back to David, I want to go back to
Abraham, Abraham had two children is my Elan Isaac, they were brothers. These are cousins fighting for land.
And in fact, they're not really cousins, because many of them are actually Caucasian from somewhere else all together. But let's for argument's sake, let's say that they are. Don't we all go back to Abraham? So if you claim this, I claim this because he was also my father, wasn't he? Amazing? But unfortunately, people get angry and upset and emotional.
And they don't want to sit calm and explain to people listen, there's a history here we are people of peace. We've promoted peace from the time we were born and our fathers promoted it before we were born. And we will live by peace and keep on promoting it. But justice is a part of peace. If you want to know why people are fighting you from the beginning to today. There has to be a reason they are not stupid.
They're not stupid. They're not silly. Why from 1948 These people are living in a constant state of fear just like the Pharaoh did yet. They are so powerful. They were propped up by other superpowers propped up and one of the reasons is because you did wrong. You will never be at peace. That's what it is. The Pharaoh he had to kill little babies because one fortune teller told him that there's going to be a baby born from these people who's going to take you off your throne. He got so worried
his sleep was what we would say haram, which means he had no more sleep, no proper sleep. He wanted to kill little kids, small kids. And what was his argument? He said, When they grow older, they're going to bother me today. I've heard with my own ears, those same people
do it to others. And they use the same excuse, we're going to kill their children and their women, because when they grow older, they're going to trouble us. How can you say that? Don't we all believe in the innocence of children.
Maybe when those children grew up, they would solve the problem. And they would bring about peace, because we were unable to bring it simply because one party wants peace, and the other one claims they want peace, but they don't really want peace.
Man Allah grant us is when I sit and I look at the land reform here in Zimbabwe. And I take a look at what happened over the years. And people actually said at that particular time, no, you know what, there's a lot of productivity on the land, how could you take it back and give it to the original people? Islam looked at it one way, whether there's productivity or no productivity, I don't care. It doesn't belong to you, please give it back. That's all. The only way the problem was solved was that the land was given back? Today, I read an article that said there was
an expert that came from the UK, who said the land reform was the biggest success. I'm talking of Zimbabwe. Why we started producing tobacco more than the last 65 years, we started producing so much more people might argue, well, where's the money going? I'm not worried where the money is going? Did they steal from you? That's the question.
If they if they're filling their pockets, let them fill their pockets. The fact is, the land went away it was by someone else dealing does it justify that you so that you can see?
It doesn't? May Allah grant us ease. So in Palestine, the same thing, the land, you cannot just drive out people and tell them this is our land, the people who are there, I'd like to think most of them don't even know what happened. Because when the media is in your hands, when politics is in your hands, when everything is in your hands, the economies are in your hands, you control the narrative. That's the reason why you find the urge to block. If I were to post this video, for example, and I will,
it may be blocked? What did I say? Is it not such a peaceful speech? But when people don't want you to know the truth, what do they do? They block it. So if you find the urge to block something, probably you're guilty, you're guilty.
You see, if someone for example, said something wrong, I can say something right to correct the wrong and leave it at that because people who want to say the wrong will always know what it was already dealt with at some stage, right? But if I delete that whole thing, or I delete what is right, or what is wrong, the narrative is not known by anyone. Today, if someone wants to study, the material they find on the matter is very little when I studied the history of Zimbabwe, for example. I had a lot of questions
of how Christianity came into this country.
How the Muslims were in the past, who they were, where they were, what impact did they have on the nation? And can I tell you what, when colonizers come in, the first thing they do, they delete history so that you don't know what happened. They did it in Iraq, they did it in Libya, they did it in Afghanistan, so many other places. But in Afghanistan, they didn't manage to a degree because they didn't win fully.
But they've done it in so many places, delete the history, so that nobody knows what happened. France did it in most of North Africa. They don't even know the history. And now that it's coming up, because people are bringing it from the closet and saying, You know what, actually there were Muslims here. And actually, there were so many of them. And they were tribes of Muslims, whether it's the veranda or whatever else it may be, no one wants to hear this. Because that's not the narrative you're supposed to hear. When I visited Great Zimbabwe.
I saw artifacts in Arabic script.
And I remembered I studied the buildings and I saw how this is perhaps a Minara. This is facing the Qibla. This is perhaps a member like the one you see here. They call it the dagger platform and so on. And I questioned one of the guys who was their historian saying, you know, what, what's this all about? And he told me something. And at the end of it, I told him, You know what, I believe actually there were Muslims here. He said, I know. But we're not allowed to say that. Allah He told me that. What Allah He He told me that. He said, we're not allowed to say that. I said, Look, this is Arabic. He said, I know you can't take a picture of it. You're not allowed to take a photo. I say but why?
And you see what I'm saying?
If someone came somewhere down the line and said, Don't tell them they were Muslims here, don't because if that's the case, they are truly liberated. When you're a Muslim, why are you liberated? Because you have a direct connection between you and your maker and myself as a Mufti. Your forgiveness is in no way connected to me forgiving you or not, not at all. You don't ever come to me and confess your sin. Because guess what, who knows? You might be a saint compared to me, who knows?
That's Islam. it liberates you, it presents for you the direct relationship between you and your maker. Yes, I may go to people, please pray for me. I may go to people, please. You know, can you help me with so and so that's fine, but
my forgiveness is in the hands of Allah. So my brothers and sisters, when people want to delete history, guys like you and I need to work harder to discover it. Today with the advent of social media. We are very fortunate, I have learned from tick tock, more than I've learned from anywhere else on social media, within the last few weeks about Palestine, and about Israel and the Jewish people who disagree with the State of Israel, and the people within Israel who are saying we don't want to fight, we really don't want to go to war. We disagree with the sporadic killing of these of these children and women and so on. And we need to make peace and we need to have a solution, be it
a two state solution, or whatever it's going to be there are Jewish people who really would like to see peace. And I've come across so many of them. There are Christians for the first time realizing that they hate the Christians more than they hate the Muslims, but it's a matter of time. Because at the end of the day, they want to ruin the world. That's what it is. So if you let it pass today, tomorrow, it's coming to you.
What do you think's going to happen? I want to end on this perhaps,
say every one investor is killed for example, may Allah protect them and grant them true victory. I mean, say everyone was killed. Now what? You think you're going to stop there. There are people who are going to fight you tooth and nail until their very existence from all across the globe for a long, long time, because their families, their relatives are all over the world. I know Palestinians and people whose parents come from HERSA in America, in Britain, in Australia, and in New Zealand, in Zimbabwe, in South Africa, wherever it is, so what do you think they are going to do? You've just created enmity against millions of people for generations to come across? Is that a solution? It Do
you really want peace Wallah, if you wanted peace, you would stop killing. First thing ceasefire. Let's talk we need peace. But when you don't want peace, you want to steal more land, and you want to call your people the Bible promised it to us, the Bible, the Bible Promises to you, I could use the Bible to prove to you that that whole area is mine and my father's if that's the case, another thing is, where on earth did you ever say you can use a scripture for that to happen? Where were these people were worthy. So they will come and say, No, the Ottomans did this. And did that I promise you they converted to Christianity. How many Christians? Are there other Christians not
originally Jewish? In the sense that was Jesus not a Jew? Did he was he not sent to bundle Islam in he was? So those who became Christians and are Christians don't they have a greater right over that land? If that was the case? Similarly, who are the Muslims? The Muslims are the ones who converted from there.
You see, the Jewish people shifted to Medina because they heard that a prophet is going to come in on a land that is a desert land with palm trees. They found Medina or known as yesterday, but the time they came there, and guess what? They decided to live around there.
Yet they were not from there. So when people say, Oh, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him did this and honorable Hapa did that. And so no, no, no, no, they were they know, they were not from them. They know it. But the bulk of them at some point, they changed faith. And they became Muslims at some point.
So may Allah Almighty grant us success and ease Wallah, he this topic is a current topic. That's why I've taken a little bit more time. And I've tried to explain it very simply, without getting emotional to say that we stand for our brothers and sisters in Palestine whose land was stolen in 1948.
And we know the history and we want to tell people what the history is. And if you don't believe me, don't go and search and research you will find the non Muslims and the politicians of the time saying, Look, we were looking for a land to put these people we thought of Uganda Wallah, it's true, don't laugh, don't laugh. We thought of MTB, and we said you know what, it's a very rich place. It has a lot of resources, but then what excuse can we use to put our people there
There's no excuse because we can't say Jesus was there. Moses was there. Rather, let's just take them to another very wealthy place, the Middle East, they are extremely wealthy and the wealth was discovered by the colonialist before us. Do you know in Zimbabwe?
I'm going to drop another one for you. You see the trees planted around. You sit down, you think of this tree, this tree who planted these trees? Do you know that when the colonialist came and really
scouted and saw what was happening,
when they knew there's gold reserves here, they planted a certain type of a tree around that area, when they knew there's lithium here, they planted a certain type of a tree around that area. When they knew this kobelt. Here, they planted a certain type of tree around the area. When they knew this this day, they planted a certain type of tree around the area. No one knew it besides them today, people have discovered it. It's a fact I'm not lying to you go and ask those in mining, they'll tell you look, you only need to go look for those trees by that land, you know, what's there going to be inside? Imagine? Because they knew 150 years ago, they didn't have the means to extract
it at the time. Same applies in the Middle East. Do you think oil was only discovered the day the Arabs thought it was discovered they knew well in advance, this place is going to be extremely wealthy. We need someone in there who's going to maintain because these people become a superpower. keep the war going forever and ever keep on claiming keep them fighting and con your people that the only peaceful place on earth is going to be for you here. Whereas it's the opposite. Like I said at the beginning of the talk, it's the opposite. So what they did, they went to the people they said no longer Uganda change of plan. We're going to Palestine, the British actually helped them to do it
and achieve it. They sent their people in fact they had colonized the place come take this colonized that could have been Zimbabwe or anywhere else. As it is in Bob was one of the richest places on earth. According to what we know, as Zimbabweans. The only country where we were multi-trillion Is all of us, including my great grandchildren were to come. May Allah grant us ease. I'm talking of the dollar that we used to have a long time that
you know, so if they came there, whose name was it, they were people, these were very good, hospitable people go and ask the Jews of that time, how were you living? They say we were living in so much peace, harmony, they were Jews. They were Christians. They were Muslims. We used to pray. And we used to visit the same shrines because we're all connected in that particular way. And guess what happened? Come 1948 The peace went up to today. I say my brothers and sisters, we should raise our hands in prayer to Allah. We are promoters of true peace and peace comes about with justice. And I would never ever encourage anyone to be violent in any way, shape or form. But what we should do
conch entice people let them know what happened. I see the churches around us at times they get very excited Israel in this in Israel that they don't know the history because they don't even know their own history. That's the reason they don't even know what happened in Zimbabwe. And if we were to tell them, they would become very upset and they would they would start getting so emotional about it because they don't want to know the truth. Are you prepared to listen to the other side of the narrative without getting emotional? If yes, I can offer it to you.
May Allah grant us ease. May Allah grant us success and the day anyone who has taken anything from anyone, please give it back. Why? Because a day will come you are laughing today. But the day will come when Allah will ensure that you have to pay for that. And I feel sorry for you on that particular day. Because as powerful as you may think you are today you are going to be totally helpless. Same applies to everyone including myself. If you have wronged someone make peace today. It's better for you than to leave it for tomorrow. Look, my brother I wronged you forgive me, we're all going to go back to Allah I just need to live properly because when Allah has whip is cracked
Allah He has no sound.
It will destroy in a way that you never imagined this would happen. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us peace and goodness, you can see that I want to go on and on and on. But I need to actually pause perhaps we all have other commitments. And may Allah Almighty grant true victory to the Palestinians and grant them return to their original lands. Mean Apolo kolayca sallahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad