When Is the Help of Allah Coming
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen
wa Salatu was Salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam.
We begin by praising a lot of Bula ILM in The Lord of all worlds the exalted the Almighty, and we asked him to send his choices of blessings and salutations. Upon our Noble Messenger, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was LM, his family members, his companions and every single individual who trades on the Prophet spot with the class with sincerity until the end of time. My dear respected elders, Brothers and Sisters in Islam, I begin by reminding myself and then all of you all gathered here for Salah to Jumeirah to bring in a life of Taqwa to infuse Taqwa into your lives. And you must do this, if you wish to attain victory and success in this world as well as
the Hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of Taqwa. And many makers from the victorious and successful ones mean, my dear brothers and sisters, as we gather here, today, Yo Ma Juma on Friday, amidst the tranquility of this masjid, there are storms brewing in the hearts of many, and the lands of many. Yet, within every storm, there lies a silver lining, a light at the end of the tunnel, a shimmer of hope, a testament to the unbreakable spirit of Eman to the unbreakable spirit of resilience to the unbreakable spirit of faith. The theme of today's sermon in sha Allah Allah, the silver linings of life's storms, invites us to delve to go into the depths of
these trials of these challenges, to find that glimmer of hope, the essence of resilience, the essence of Eman the essence of faith, which Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed each and every one of us.
But your brothers and sisters
in the sacred lands of Philistine Palestine, amidst the rubble of what was once homes filled with laughter, filled with happiness now echoes a burning question across the hearts and lips of orphans, across the hearts and lips of videos, the wounded and families who have lost their cherished loved ones, their eyes, laden with the weight of unshared tears, and unspoken prayers silently implore Mata Nasrallah, when is the help of Allah coming.
Once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam
he was sitting in the shade of the kava
hubbub hubub Ibn Al, Radi Allahu ang.
He goes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is the narrator of the Hadith and the narration goes along the lines of these words, he says, We complained to Allah's Messenger about the persecution inflicted upon us by the kuffar
the oppression, the punishments, the persecution, the torments inflicted upon us by the kuffaar The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was leaning in the by the shade of the Kaaba, so Abarbanel Arato, the Allah one, very emotionally he goes to the prophet and he says Ya rasool Allah, Allah Dustin, spirulina, Allah Tada Omar Helena.
Ya rasool Allah, would you not seek help for us? Would you not pray to Allah for us?
My dear brothers and sisters for you to really contextualize this.
When we say oppression, when we say torments, it is easier said than relate to.
In another narration. This was later on the sahaba. They were all seated, and they were talking. And then the topic comes about
do you remember what and what we had to go through in the past, and each companion started to recount and relate what had happened in the past.
And then Abarbanel, the same merit of this hadith, his turn comes about.
And he says, Wallahi the narration goes along the lines of these words, he says, I was dragged by bodied on the scorching sands of the lands of Arabia, the desert sense.
You know, for those of you who have been on Umrah and an homage, perhaps this time, I experienced it, you have
the heat blazing down, and if you're barefooted, you know, subhanAllah, the tiles or the marble rather, that has been used within the Haram has this cooling effect, so you don't really feel the heat. But there are certain areas, especially in mustard to never be where the same marble has not been used, because I was talking to someone there and I was told that they ran out of that particular marble. So one section, they have not put the same marble and you cannot walk, I mistakenly left my footwear, and I had to cross a little bit to get to where the robot is, and I had to literally run and my feet were, you know, the Subhanallah the heat was scorching heat. So just
imagine midday heat. And we're not talking about tiles and marble. We're talking about the scorching grains of sand, and he's being dragged on those scorching grains of sand. You and I were seated amidst this tranquil mustard. And at times we complain Oh, why is there no air conditioning? Or why is the carpet too thin? Or why this and why that SubhanAllah. But the golden pages of history are marked by pain, by trials by calamities by tribulations, and by faith, by Iman, by resilience by sober by patience, and by all these powerful traits.
He goes on to say, and then I would be made to sleep, better bodied, on top of hot burning, coals bodied.
And I would be in so much of pain, wishing that the fires be extinguished. And the fact oozing from my back would eventually extinguish the coals the pieces of em banned fire Allah Akbar. This is the persecution we're talking about. This is the torment we are talking about. You know, the story of beloved or the Allah one where a boulder was placed on top of him and he was punished. He was tormented. He was oppressed.
To do what?
To leave his fate. But he stood strong, winner Ravi, Allah one.
I mean, it's the time when there was so much of discrimination. He was a slave. Yet he held strong on to his fate. So this hubbub after facing all of that he comes to the messenger and he says, yeah rasool Allah, will you not make dua to Allah? Will you not seek help for us?
After going through all of these afflictions, after going through all these torments, he comes to the prophet and he says this, and then we come back to the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, WA alayhi wa sallam, he responds.
Among the Nations, this is these are the words of the Prophet, he says, among the nations before you, believing man, a man with the man would be put into a ditch into a hole that was dug for him. And a saw, you know, the saw that is used to cut a saw would be put over his head, and he would be cut into two pieces, very graphic description by the Prophet salallahu it when he was just because of his faith, the man would be put into a hole, a ditch and a saw
We're not talking about a tiny hacksaw we're talking about a huge saw used to cut human beings would be placed on top of his head and he would be cut into two pieces. Yet that torture would draw would not make him give up his religion. His body would be combed with iron combs that would remove his flesh, from the bones and from the nerves, yet that would not make him abandon his religion abandon his fate, by Allah the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says, Will Allah He by Allah, this religion, Islam, our deen will prevail till a traveler from Santa in Yemen will travel to Hadramaut will fear none but Allah subhanho wa Taala fearing none but Allah azza wa jal look at the prophecy of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this ummah will not die. My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, we are the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam lives are being snuffed out, but this ummah will never die. The amount of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was sending.
My dear brothers and sisters, life, life's journey is seldom a straight path. Rather,
it is a tapestry of highs and lows, akin to the rolling waves that propel us forward towards our shores, you are in a ship, just like the waves that roll the ship forward to its shows the highs and lows of life propel us forward.
Let me illustrate this with a simple yet profound analogy. A simple example. Imagine two balls to iron balls, if you will set into motion one traverses along a flat straight line, while the other ball embarks upon a path of ups and downs. Now as these two iron balls roll towards their respective goals, it is the ball that Braves the hills and valleys that reaches its destination first. The ball that rolls on the straight line takes time. But the ball that braved the hills and the valleys, the ups and the downs, the highs and the lows, it is that very ball that will reach its destination first.
Physics, its momentum garnered from each rise and fall propels it forward with strength with rigor.
Unbeknownst to the ball, on the straight path, that ball does not have that same rigor. It does not have that momentum. It does not have that force. Similarly, my dear brothers and sisters, our lives, laden with trials laden with triumphs, we have triumphs, and we have trials. We have calamities, we have challenges, we have celebrations, we have victories, we have failures. So our lives laden with these trials and triumphs propel us closer to our spiritual and worldly goals. The highs, the victories, the triumphs instill in us Shakur, instill in us gratitude and instill in us humility. Once the knows, fill us with strength. Fill us with resilience, fill us with Sabra fill us with
patience as we navigate through the ups and downs, our momentum of faith, our momentum of hope, charitable deeds, good deeds, accelerates our journey towards attaining the pleasure of Allah towards making a meaningful difference in the lives of others in the lives of the needy in the lives of the less fortunate in the lives of the hungry, in the lives of the oppressed,
in the lives of those who are struggling to make ends meet. This is the package of life. This is part and parcel of life.
And as we traverse
through life, my dear brothers and sisters, it is important for us to glean inspiration, because at times, we feel so low. We feel
we have been handicapped, that we cannot move forward, that we're stuck
in one place, we are stagnant.
At moments like this, when we witnessed the darkness of oppression around us, when we see the darkness of injustice around us, when we see nations nations gathering together, to wipe us out with the intention of wiping us out, just like the prophecy of the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam, where nations will gather against us just like partaking of a feast, partaking of a meal, partaking of a banquet,
and the Sahaba had a painful question. At that moment ya rasool Allah, will our numbers be scanned? Then will we be few in number then will that be the reason why the nations will gather against us trying to wipe us out?
The prophets of Allah why don't you ever send them we'll say Radha, Kathy, you will be many, many number you will be in your hundreds and 1000s and millions and billions. But Carcosa you will be Kahuta is sale you will be like frost you will be like scum, the froth after a torrent after a rain you have when you have floods, you have the scum, the rubbish on the top, you have the froth on the top, you will be like that. Subhanallah This is why my sermon last week, from fraud to strength.
We need to have this mindset shift, paradigm shift,
to rise from the ashes to turn from frog to strength. May Allah strengthen us I mean,
I mentioned this in my previous sermon as well. Our brothers and sisters, our brethren within the conflict zones
in the lens of Philistine They're strong. They're strong, their Iman is strong.
But you and I are outside the conflict zones. We question Allah, we have questioning the decree of Allah. We are questioning the plan of Allah. Some of us question Where is Allah? How can Allah be a rock man? How can Allah be a Rahim we are going through a crisis of faith. What's their Iman is soaring.
Their Iman is soaring.
They are strong. After decades of occupation. After decades of oppression, they are strong, what has happened to us. So at moments like this media, brothers and sisters, we must go through the golden pages of Islamic history. Glean inspiration from the lives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam glean inspiration from the lives of the Sahaba Rizwan Allah, Allah, Allah Majima, in glean inspiration, solace, comfort, tranquility, from the words of our maker, when you open the Quran, you know of the story of Musa and in salatu salam, such a powerful story, but it is not captured in one place. You see the Quran, or students of the Quran, you will relate to what I'm saying not a single
letter in the Quran has come about by coincidence, not a single letter. Not a single letter came about by coincidence you take any other worldly book, when the author writes, perhaps it's coincidental that he or she uses a certain word in place of another word, but the usage of Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no coincidence. It is because of a divine purpose. So if the story of Musa alayhis salam is scattered across the Quran, one divine wisdom that perhaps we can glean from that incident is the fact that whenever you open the Quran, wherever you open the Quran, you are able to stumble upon inspiration, you are able to stumble upon hope, upon resilience, the story is
scattered all over to inspire us.
Similarly, as we traverse through the annals of history, we stumbled upon luminous souls whose lives resonate with the echoes of strength with the echoes of resilience and unwavering Nieman. And what one such individual that I want to touch on in the last few minutes of my sermon. Is that Salahuddin Allah UB Rahim Allah Allah,
a courageous knight,
who is heart beat with the father of Justice and the love for Allah subhanahu wa ala Salahuddin Allah UB, also known as Saladin was born in 1137. He passes away in the year 1193. So as of this
CES 2023 It's been approximately how many years 830 years since the end of Salahuddin a UBS era. He was born in Tikrit, the rock in the year 1137 AD. He spent his childhood memorizing the Quran he becomes a hospital Quran at a very young and tender age. His father a Ube, was the governor of balabac.
And in his youth, he was mentored by another legend soltara new routine Xin ke
who inspired Salahuddin Allah UB to unite the Muslim ummah. Now we come to the Crusades. The horror and the bloodshed of these events known as the Crusades were unimaginable. occurring in the Middle East between 1095 and the year 1291. There were approximately nine church sanctioned campaigns sought to retake the holy land from the Muslims. After the siege of Jerusalem in 1099. The invading army takes control of the city and they indiscriminately slaughter the Jews and Muslims that they came across.
It is impossible to know the exact figures but somewhere between 3000 to 70,000 Human beings were slaughtered were butchered at the hands of these Crusaders. You have a Latin chronicle of the First Crusade that mentions that the slaughter was so great that Crusader men waded in blood up to their ankles up to their ankles, there was so much of blood, they were literally wading through the blood. We're not talking about water. We're talking about the lives of the people who were killed. The lives that were snuffed out
88 years later, Salahuddin Allah UB Rahim Allah, He defeats the occupying armies he defeats the Crusaders at a decisive battle known as the Battle of 18 in July 1187, when they attacked Muslim pilgrims as they were on their way to perform pilgrimage, the Muslims were attacked. This led to the backroom and Salahuddin Allah UB defeating them. And this eventually leads to the capturing of Jerusalem by Salahuddin Allah up a few months later in October 1187. To avoid the captivity that they now expected by Salahuddin Allah up the leader of the city he threatens to slaughter his own people and destroy the city. He says we will kill our own women. We will kill our own children. We
will burn all that we possess. We will not leave you a single dinar we will not leave you a single Durham. You will not be left with a single man or woman to lead into captivity. We will also destroy the sacred rock we will destroy Masjidul Arkansas we will also destroy all the other neighboring sites and we will kill 5000 Muslim prisoners that we hold with us. Salahuddin Allah UB Rahim Allah He promises their security. He gives them 40 days to pay a small ransom to free themselves. And at this juncture, because the terms were so fair, the terms were so just they accept this ransom that was put forth by Salahuddin Allah UB and they surrender they surrender the holy lands to Salahuddin
Allah UB My dear brothers and sisters during his victory of Jerusalem, he enters the city not as a proud conqueror, not as a pompous conqueror, not as an arrogant conqueror. He enters the city with humility. He enters the city just like our messenger Mohamed Salah Torabi salaam who ILA entered Makkah after the victory of Makkah, Salahuddin Allah UB was in a position now to seek revenge on the very people that he was in a position to exact revenge on the very people that shed the blood of 1000s of innocent Muslims. But just like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, he promised safety he promised peace.
He when He took hold up the city, he forbade any massacres, he forbade plundering of the Christians. He even strengthened the guards at their churches and he
gave them permission to return for their pilgrimages. He granted them 40 days to safely leave the city along with their property and their belongings. And part of the conditions was a nominal ransom fee, a very low price was set so that everyone could afford it and free themselves. And even those who couldn't. Salahuddin a UB paid for their ransom from his own wealth.
And at that point, we see the patriarch of the city, he was literally taking chariots of gold, silver carpets and precious goods outside of the city. After paying that nominal ransom fee. He started to take all the gold, silver carpets and wealth out of the city. There were people who now come to Sudan, Salahuddin Allah up and say, Yeah, Sudan, the patriarch is taking all the riches, worth at least 200,000 dinars, we gave them permission to take their personal belongings, but the treasures of the churches and a conference were not allowed to be taken. And here he's taking all of it and we're turning a blind eye. Salahuddin Allah UB response, we must apply the letter of the
treaties that we have signed, so that no one will be able to accuse the believers of having violated their treaties. On the contrary, Christians everywhere will remember the kindness that we best round upon them when we are in a position of strength, authority and power. This amazing example My dear brothers and sisters is a testament to the character of Salahuddin Allah UB Rahim Allah. It was a testament with regards to his Taqwa with regards to his consciousness of Allah subhanho wa taala. His generosity, His justice, earned him the respect of many of his opponents. One of his later opponents, it's mentioned in the books of history. King Richard the Lionheart during the Third
Crusade had so much of respect towards Salahuddin and a UB authors have described the Salahuddin Allah UB with words where they have said Saladin conquered Jerusalem not to amass gold, not to amass fame, and
still less to seek vengeance to exact revenge. No, his prime objective, as he himself explained, was to do his duty before Allah before his faith before his Eman, but the brothers and sisters, this is where we come from. These are the golden pages of history. Obviously, in the few minutes that I have with you all, I can't go into the depth of the story. But I hope it serves as a stepping stone for you to brush up on the legends of the past. On the prophets of the past companions of the past, leaders of the past Imams of the past scholars of the past when you feel no, when you feel like you cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. When you feel when you feel darkness enveloping you
and covering you engulfing you. Remember we are the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we must stand strong, we must stand upright, we stand for justice, we stand against injustice, we stand against oppression,
we stand for what is right.
So in conclusion, as we step out, from the tranquillity of this gathering, let the stories of strength let the stories of courage let the stories of resilience resonate within our hearts, propelling us to become
the agents of change the bearers of hope, the flag bearers of hope, the light houses of hope, the light houses of resilience in the face of life's storms. I conclude by making dua please say I mean
yeah Allah Yarraman bestow upon our hearts your infinite grace and Belapur homes with your mercy Allah fortify our communities with unity and extend your boundless compassion to the oppressed near and fire Allah Yah ha fifth, or the Guardian cast your divine mantle of protection over the blessed lands of Palestine Nia Allah shield its people from harm your Allah and wrap them in the warm embrace of your security and your PCR Allah Yahoo men oh the giver of peace sued the hearts of the downtrodden Yeah, Allah lift the shackles of tyranny from the shoulders the Allah and replace their fears with the canopy of safety Allah Ya COVID are with a strong strengthen the hearts of our
Palestinian brethren with a steadfast resiliency of law so that they may remain unyielding amidst the storm of dry
Allah admits the tempest of trials and tribulations you also bore oh the patient infuse our hearts with the essence of patients yeah and Allah Draper souls in the cloak of resilience and let our spirits fly high amidst the stormy skies of tribulations your ideal or the just one hastened the Dawn of Justice over lands darkened by oppression ya Allah let the scales of justice tip in favor of righteousness over the tyranny and oppression yeah Allah. Yeah half all the truth hasten the time when the rights of the oppressed in Palestine are upheld, when Justice reign supreme and serenity blossoms in their lands, yeah, Allah YAHWAH hid the one. Fuse our hearts together Allah men, the
fractures within our communities and fortify us as one old man, the old man of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, against the forces of oppression and injustice era him. Oh, the Merciful, Grant exalted Branksome Jana, to the martyrs to the shahada, and build up their families with comfort and let their sacrifices be a lighthouse of hope and strength against oppression ya Allah Ya Shafi are the healer lay your healing touch upon the wounded upon the ailing and the hearts laden with sorrow men their scars and heal their hearts they are Allah Ya Allah
or the forgiving one partner will lapses forgive mistakes purify our deeds and let not our missteps be barriers to your mercy and guidance ya allah Yahweh dude or the loving one shield and protect the innocent eyes of the Palestinian children yeah Allah fill them with a future bright with PCR Allah filled them with knowledge and help them to pursue their dreams they are Allah bless them to wake up to a beautiful Dawn not a dawn filled with explosions yeah Allah yah Rosa the provider offer comfort, patience and fortitude to the elders in Palestine to the families in Palestine ya allah yah Salam, the source of peace, extend the wings of peace over the distress lands here Allah snuff out
the fires of hatred, the fires of anger and fill the earth with love care empathy and mercy Allah yah Majeed the responded to us accept our humble in vocations, our humble to us guide our steps along the path of Taqwa and grant us all virtuous and beautiful endings in this world and a glorious and beautiful beginning in the Hereafter. And just as how you united us here in this world, unite us in the beautiful gardens of Jana in the companionship of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I mean, I mean was there in Hamdulillah you don't mean it mean?