Palestine’s Unyielding Spirit
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim in the Name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
Alhamdulillah here are beloved Alameen
all praises, belongs to him, the rob the Lord Almighty, the Sustainer of the heavens and the earth,
the one who hears
the cries of the oppressed, the prayers of the desperate and the tears of the anguish.
He is the light in the gloomy darkness,
in the painful trials and calamities, he is the ultimate hope
in the seemingly dark
an endless abyss of despair, blessings and salutations. Salatu Allah He was at ama while he while he was hobby he woman to be among the SN Illa Yomi Dini and mulberry
blessings and salutations upon our Noble Messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom the bearer of mercy, the role model of patience and steadfastness the lighthouse of hope, amidst the storm of adversities is live Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam an epitome of resilience and spiritual fortitude, guiding us through the rugged terrains of trials, calamities and tribulations, my dear beloved congregation, as we gather here, in this serene and beautiful masjid, facing the ocean, let us not forget the smoky skies and blood stained lands that have become the harsh reality of our brethren of our brothers and sisters in Palestine. The piercing cries of the
innocent, the heart wrenching pleas of the mothers, the Silent Tears of the orphan, and the brave defiance of the oppressed of the mud loom echo through the fields of olive trees resonating across the seas and reaching the inner chambers, the inner depths of our hearts.
The savage brutality, the harrowing violence and the cruel oppression, the cruel aggression and injustice, faced by our brethren, is a stark manifestation of a world that has strayed far away from the path of compassion, from the path of love, and the path of justice. Every explosion, every home demolished, every innocent life snuffed out, narrates a tale of unyielding resilience of an unbreakable spirit of an unwavering faith in the face of overwhelming oppression. Our hearts tremble with sorrow, our souls ignite with righteous anger, and our hands raised in desperate Doha, in desperate supplication for the skies for the heavens to bear witness to the injustice.
We pray for the land to testify against the oppressors
and for the divine intervention for the divine help, to mend the broken, to heal the wounded and to liberate and free the oppressed.
As we delve into this painful reality, My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, let this be a moment of solemn reflection, a journey into the essence of our deeds, our good deeds, the purity of our intentions, and the alignment of our hearts with the divine teachings of Islam.
We find in the Prophetic teachings, divine commands at junctures like this, to reflect,
to introspect to look within ourselves, and to act accordingly.
Listen to me attentively the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam he for one does.
The hadith is recorded in the Book of Imam Abu Dawood Rahim Allah. You shekel omen and to the untether ILA come come to the I'm glad to Casati
for call aka ill, woman, kiloton National Young Man is coil a bell and Tomiyama even Cathy wala kin como host,
co host is sale, Allahu Akbar, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he for one's us a prophecy of the messenger. But time will come when nations will beckon will call each other against you, to attack you, just like people call each other to partake in a feast, to partake at a banquet to partake at a meal.
And upon hearing this,
US Sahabi he inquires he asks ya rasool Allah, will this be due to our scant numbers at that time, warming kiloton national Yama is will we be scant in number will be few in number at that time. The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he responds, Bell and Tomiyama even Kathy
On the contrary, you will be numerous you will be billions in number
one King Kong the host
but you will be akin to the frog
carried away by a torrential rain. You will be like scum.
You know when it rains and we've been experiencing rainy weather. When it rains and you have floods. You see the front you have rubbish on the top you have frost on the tops come on the top of water. Without sale, you will be like frought you will be like scum carried away by a torrent of Allahu Akbar.
The words of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam echo through the annals of time.
And at that juncture, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also went on to say, Allah will extract
the all of you, oh, my OMA from the hearts of the enemies, and he will cast one into your hearts one. So immediately someone asks or messenger of Allah, what is what happened?
And as I go on with the sermon, I will touch on the explanation of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam with regards to wahan
but my dear brothers, Medea sisters, do we not see the prophecy of the messenger salAllahu alayhi wasallam, manifesting before our very eyes, as we see nations banding together,
enemies coming together to subjugate, to oppress and to obliterate the dignity, the rights and the lives of the Muslim ummah. Allahu Akbar. And look at the painful question put forth by the Sahaba ya rasool Allah, will this be due to our scant numbers at that time will be will it be because we are going to be few in number at that time? And the response of the Prophet strikes a chord in our hearts where the prophet says On the contrary, you will be numerous but akin to fraud. How profound these words of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and look around you, my dear beloved congregation, our numbers have swelled
this last hudge
record numbers in millions
per Judge gathering from around the world. Our numbers have swelled. Yet our impact has dwindled. Our bodies are present. Yes. But our spirits seem absent. Our hearts beat but they do not be in unity. They do not beat in unison. We are fractured. We are scattered. Our brethren our brothers and sisters in Palestine. They stand defiant
amidst the torrent of tyranny, their spirit is unbroken their resolve unshaken, yet the Ummah, at large around them seems to have drifted like the frog, like the scum, the Ummah is carried away by the currents of worldly affairs, materialistic possessions and fear. And look at the look at the example of the of the messenger in the Hadith. The fish be the example is food in the Hadith,
they will call one another like coming to partake of food, and they will attack you like partaking of food. You know why? Because food my dear brothers and sisters, food cannot fight back.
Food is powerless.
Now, when you go home for lunch, you will have a grand spread in front of you, perhaps that food cannot do anything but look at you, as you choose what you want to eat.
And if you choose to eat that food, the food cannot do anything. If you choose to discard it, the food cannot do anything. If you choose to chew it and throw it, spit it if you will, the food cannot do anything. Allahu Akbar. So we will become powerless.
Now coming back to the Hadith, the prophet mentions one right, Allah will extract the all of you of the Muslim ummah from the hearts of your foes of your enemies and cast one into your hearts. So, what is this one that has ensnared our hearts? My dear brothers and sisters, it will not be because we do not have well, today the Muslims have belt
in trillions, not talking about the Sri Lankan rupee. Talking about in dollars, we have belt
it will not be because we do not have education, masha Allah,
we have very educated people, it will not be because we do not have assets, beyond buildings we own skyscrapers, we own assets, it will not be because we do not have assets, it will not be because we do not have influence, oh, we are in powerful positions of power and authority. It will be one
the love for this worldly life and the dislike for debt that will be cast into our hearts.
And because of this we will drift away from the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah.
My dear brothers and sisters,
against the backdrop of what's happening in Palestine.
All of us we have different perspectives.
And we point to the left, we point to the right. We point to the nations that have gathered against us.
Oh, this country, that country and we blame them.
But the origin of humiliation
it is because of us. It is what Allah has sent down upon us.
Again, let me give you another Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The prophet tells us either Tobiah to build the arena
to add novel back on what are the tomb be Zara and the narration goes on. I'm going to give you a rough translation of it the Prophet says if you indulge in Riba
and the Hadith, the prophet mentions Aina which is the smallest form of Riba. Fiber to quickly define it, it is to sell something on credit to someone on a condition that you will buy it back for a lower price rebound.
And then you take hold of the tails of cattle, and keep yourself busy with agriculture. In other words, you're busy growing your worldly assets, so much to the extent that you forget the teachings of Allah, you forget the teachings of the Quran, you don't care what kind of transactions you get involved in. You don't care how you amass your wealth, all that matters is amassing wealth.
Then the prophet tells us Allah will send down upon you humiliation and he will not remove this humiliation till you return to your religion till you return to your deen. In another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
Sallam he tells us never do people withhold the charity from their wealth except that ALLAH withholds the heavens in the sense it will not rain.
It will not rain
or even if it rains it's not going to be beneficial rain Subhanallah You won't believe it the past few days it's been raining here right? And you might be thinking Masha Allah, we are blessed. But you must go to the outskirts to the villages
where your crops are being sourced where your rice is coming from.
There was no rain. It was dry as a bone.
So there's no point in training here.
We pray for Baraka filled rain, rain of abundance, rain that does not cause harm, rain that does not destroy.
And when you withhold your charity, Allah withholds the rain and the Prophet says if it were not for the animals, it would never rain Allahu Akbar, and because of our misdeeds because of our inner deeds, even the animals suffer, even the innocent suffer, our brethren in Palestine are suffering.
It is a call for each and every one of us to introspect, stop the blame game. Yes, you stand up for the oppressed, but along with that introspect. It is a call for us to mend our own ways. Subhanallah with your brothers and sisters, our brethren there, they're standing strong, they are faith is unshaken, they are spirit is unbroken. There are videos surfacing of how they accept the decree of Allah. There was a video of a lady who was a nurse, most of you would have seen it. She was treating the wounded. And as she's treating the wounded, what happens? She gets the news that her husband has been killed. Does she break down in that video? Does she question that decree of Allah? The she
utter blasphemous things, the siege does she say? Why is Allah doing this to us? Why is Allah testing us like this? No. Instead, she makes the we sign the victory sign in both her hands and she comes running out saying, I'm sure I'm sure glad tidings glad tidings. Congratulations, man. My husband is a martyr. My husband is a martyr. This is the unbreakable spirit of the Palestinians. But you and I are here we are not in the conflict zones. And we are questioning Allah, we are questioning the Mercy of Allah we are saying What is Allah doing? Is Allah sleeping? Where is Allah? Why is Allah doing this, why there's so much of evil exist and so on and so forth. Questioning the
Divine Decree of Allah questioning the Mercy of Allah questioning the plan of Allah.
We need to get our priorities straight, my dear brothers and sisters.
It is a test for them in a different way. And for us in a different way. It is a test for every believer what is happening for those in the conflict zones, it is a test of its own for them. And for us who outside the conflict zones, it is a test for us by Allah as to how we're reacting as to how we are responding as to how we perceive it. Law Kabbalah
coming back to the Hadith,
you know that statement of the Prophet it strikes a chord. On the contrary, you will be Kaffee you will be worst in number. Multitudes but akin to fraud, Allahu Akbar akin to fraud. Go back my dear brothers and sisters go back across the golden history of our deen
the battle of
the enemy of monka, the Quraysh 1000 in number and the victory belongs to the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was in
the battle of
700 against the enemy 3000 due to a costly mistake the Muslims suffered but initially retrieved belonged to this ummah.
In summary, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he stationed 50 Archers 50 Archers under the command of Abdullah hubungi obey Radi Allahu Anhu and he gave them clear cut instructions. Look here, this mountain pass this valley should not be
left empty under any circumstances, even if you see that we have attained victory, we have become victorious. And even if you see that the enemy has fled in defeat, do not leave this place. And if you see that the Muslims have been defeated and the enemy has prevailed upon us do not come to assist us. In other words, do not leave this mountain pass. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stressed so much upon this matter that he said, even if you see Walters tearing away at our bodies that our remains do not relieve from displace until you receive the order to leave.
The battle intensified. Nine flagbearers of the enemy took up their flag, but each one of them was slaying the Muslims continued to advance further, the Muslim army broke rank and scattered seeing the enemy army flee, the Muslims now began gathering the spoils of war they were celebrating victory. The archers who were stationed on the mountain pass, they can now see the Muslim armies celebrating they have gone the enemy has fled. Now they ask Abdullah had been Jumeirah the Allah one victory has been secured, the Muslims are collecting the spoils of war. Let us go and join the army as well. Abdullah the Allahu Anhu reminded them sternly of the strict instructions of the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said we're not supposed to leave this pass under any circumstances. However,
the archers who are along with him, they started to interpret the directive of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam meant that the mountain pass should not be left empty until security had been fully prevailed. Now that victory has been achieved and security is ours. There is nothing wrong with us leaving the mountain pass and only about five or six companions remained steadfast with Abdullah Hibben Jumeirah the Allahu Anhu all the others from the 50 Archers left the mountain pass at that juncture, Khalid dependend Valley, probably Allah one. He was not a Muslim at that time. He immediately he had the eye of a hawk.
Commander, he saw that the mountain pass was empty. Immediately he got that his cavalry despite being defeated, he gathers his cavalry and heads to the mountain pass.
He heads to the mountain pass with a few riders left from his contingent, both two detachments one by him and another by inclement Abijah the son of Abuja Hill, to detachments quickly reached the mountain pass, they martyred Abdullah had been Jumeirah the Allahu Anhu and a few archers, the handful of archers that remained with Abdullah the Allah one and then they attacked the Muslim army from the rear from the rear Allahu Akbar, unmindful of this attack. The Muslim army was completely caught off guard they were celebrating they were dividing the spoils of war. They were caught off guard the situation created a lot of confusion, a lot of panic so much to the extent the Muslim army
was so overwhelmed. According to historians the situation the tables turned so quickly so drastically that they the Muslims were unable to even distinguish between friend and foe between friend and enemy Allahu Akbar, but initially, retreat belonged to the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a very costly mistake. And this shows us the importance of obedience, the importance of submission to the words of Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam BATTLE OF CONDUCT 3000
Muslims, the enemy 24,000 Victory belonged to this ummah, the Battle of Sham, the Muslims were 1000 and the enemy 100,000 and the victory belonged to this ummah, the Battle of Mota, Muslims were 3000 and the enemy by the time were 200,000 with trees still belonged to this ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam might be my beloved congregation.
This is a moment of introspection, a moment of awakening that has delved into the depths of our hearts. Let us read out this love that we have
For this temporary worldly gains, yes, you can benefit. You can live a good life.
You can live comfortably, but do not let it take hold of your heart and grip you to the extent that
these worldly gains become your priority. Look beyond the worldly gains look towards the eternal life of the hereafter to the Promise of Allah,
the true Promise of Allah azza wa jal, the trials that our brethren are facing in those lands beckon us and awaken us to rekindle our spirits, my dear brothers and sisters have spirits of collective responsibility to stand firm for justice, to stand against injustice, to extend our hands in aid, each and every one of us. You might be thinking, What can I do? It's a subjective thing.
If you have belt, help with your wealth, if you have influence, help with your influence, if you have authority help with your authority, if you have diplomacy, help with your diplomacy,
if you don't have anything, you have to
raise your hands to the heavens and cry out in desperate Doha.
Seeking divine help from Allah subhanho wa taala. My dear brothers and sisters, our strength lies in Unity. Our strength lies in our resilience in our faith. Do not question the plan of Allah. Do not question the decree of Allah. Do not question the Mercy of Allah do not question the divine justice of Allah. It lies in our faith in our iman, it lies in our Tawakkol our trust in Allah and we tree comes through submission. victory comes through obedience, victory comes through submission and obedience to the words of Allah and His messenger. SallAllahu annually was the second Hadith that I shared, this humiliation will be removed from us. The prophet tells us in that hadith, he tells us
how it will be removed if you turn back to your religion.
Turn back to your religion. Not in a way that you have interpreted religion My dear brother, my dear sister, you need to go back to the pure religion taught to us by the Quran and the authentic sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe values and today each and every one of us we are practicing our own versions of the religion Allahu Akbar, and we're thinking oh, but I'm practicing.
You need to go back to the religion, the deen taught to us by Allah and His messenger.
The five pillars of Islam, the six articles of faith. Look at the hadith of Gibreel Mel Islam, the five pillars of Islam, the first pillar, shahada, that Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, to bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah, the first article of faith and took me in a biller to believe in Allah. And if Sun is untangled Allah aka Anna Katara, for inlanta Contura in Iraq, it is to worship Allah as if you see him but you obviously cannot see Allah but you must worship him as if you can see him and even though you do not see him, he most definitely sees you. So this Iman, it needs to be indomitable, it needs to be unbreakable. With regards to Allah, cast
away all the other idols in your heart, but the thinking chef, know, you've got it wrong. I don't believe in idols, or my dear brother, but what about the idol of money that is in your heart? We worship it. We worship that idol of money in our hearts. We all worship it. What about the idol of fame? We all like fame, we worship fame.
But you might be thinking, no, no, no money doesn't really matter to me. Fame doesn't matter to me. Then perhaps we are ensnared in the worship of the idol of ego. We worship our own egos. We worship ourselves. We worship ourselves. So this is share. You have associated all this along with Allah. When Islam tells you to bear witness that La Ilaha illa Allah there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah. Now, do you understand the depth of that statement? The depth of that statement, it is not your job that provides it is not your business that provides it's not your assets that provide it is not your sources of income that provide all of that can change in the twinkling of an
eye. It is the reserve. It is Allah who provides so we need to get
Have Faith straight
meaning to get our faith straight.
The minute you do this and you turn back to the deen of Allah the humiliation will be lifted, the help of ALLAH is imminent
May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us the right understanding of this theme. May he help us to turn to him I mean, I would like to conclude the sermon with a few prayers please do say I mean
yeah rough man, the most precious shower your boundless mercy upon our hearts here Allah shower your mercy upon our homes and upon our communities your Allah and upon the oppressed, wherever they may be Allah Ya
Allah The Guardian, extend your divine protection over the lands of Palestine shield its people from harm Yahuwah and cover them in your safety Allah Yeah, I mean, the giver of Peace grant peace to the hearts of the oppressed to Allah lift the yoke of tyranny from their Nexia law and replace their fear their health with safety Allah Jacobi the strong fortify the hearts of our Palestinian brethren yeah Hola. With unyielding resilience that they may stand strong amid the trials and tribulations years ago, the patient soak our hearts with patience how Allah cloak our souls with resiliency Allah and let our spirits fly high amidst the storm of tribulations. Yeah, I believe the just hasten the
Dawn of Justice over the lands overshadowed by oppression ya Allah let the scales of justice prevail over the forces of tyranny and oppression.
Yeah, how? The truth hasten the day when the rights of the oppressed in Palestine are restored when justice prevails and tranquility reigns in their lands yeah Allah Ya Allah head the one unite our hearts, men the fractures of our communities, and let us stand united firm as one Amma Amma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam against the forces of oppression and injustice, Yah ha the guide guide our leaders to the path of justice instill in them the courage to stand for the truth and the wisdom to lead with compassion and fairness. Yah, Rafi, him the Most Merciful. Grant the highest strength in Jana, to the martyrs to the shahada
provide comfort to their families and let their sacrifices be a beacon of hope and resistance against oppression. Yeah, Allah Yamahai men, the protector shelter the innocent hearts of the children, let them dream freely Allah, they are waking up to the sounds of explosions here Allah, God them from the horrors of fall and grant them a future of peace, education and prosperity Allah, your coffee, the sufficient provide refuge to those driven from their homes, return them safely to their lands to their beautiful homes and restore their dignity and their hope here Allah yeah Shafi the healer, extend your healing touch to the wounded to the sick to the hearts heavy with sorrow and
men, the hearts men the scars of our souls. Allah Jana Sarah, the helper, extend your divine assistance to us the Allah uphold the Banner of Truth through your ADEA Allah and let not the forces of darkness and falsehood try and fill law
the forgiving, Forgive
Forgive our mistakes.
Forgive our wrongdoings forgive our heedlessness forgive her carelessness, purify our actions and your love. Let not our sins be a barrier to your mercy and your guidance your Allah
the loving your Allah shall safeguard the innocent eyes of the Palestinian children.
Give them a future filled with peace education and the fulfillment of dreams. Allah, your resolve the provider provide comfort provide patience and strength to the elders to the women of Palestine, Allah to the families of Palestine Ania Allah to our brethren in Palestine, Allah do our brothers and sisters in Palestine honoring their years with the sweetness of serenity and peace
The source of peace spread the wings of peace over the troubled lands Allah extinguish the flames of hatred do Allah fill the earth with love via Allah with compassion your Allah with kindness your Allah with empathy Allah with understanding and tranquility Allah Jamar is the owner rekindle the light of faith in our hearts. Allah strengthen the bonds of brotherhood amongst us here Allah keep us united here Allah let us respect one another year Allah and restore the honor and the dignity of this room Maya Allah. Here Majeed, the responder to do as the responder to prayers except our humble.
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