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My thoughts on the Chapel Hill Shooting
Channel: Musleh Khan
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my brothers and sisters.
Our eyes well up in tears.
And our hearts are deeply saddened with pain and sorrow. For those three victims, who were killed in the chapel hill shooting,
we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive them
to make their graves, a garden from the gardens of Jenna.
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to enter them. And all of us B is the letter Allah in His genital for DOS, Allah, Allahu Allah mean,
my brothers and sisters,
just when we've recovered from one problem, the parish shootings and everything that sprouted out of that, here we are, the oma is faced with again, another trial, another test some things for you, that those of you who are still alive and breathing in this world to observe, and to watch, and to try to reflect and come to some kind of understanding what all of this means for you and I, the moltmann when you hear about things like this, that happen, the movement has to have a certain attitude in his or her response. So that that way when these things happen today, and if they happen again tomorrow and they continue for generations to come. At least it won't disrupt that attitude
that could possibly disrupt your relationship with Allah azza wa jal, you don't want that to happen. You want to be Muslim at the end of the day, because Allah azza wa jal said to you regardless what is happening around this world, Latin mutanda illa one two Muslim moon, Latin moon doesn't mean don't die unless you're in the state of Islam. Latin, Mouton is a feral mo it's a command and it has the heavy noon at the end of the word. So Allah azza wa jal is literally saying to you Don't you dare die and leave this world. Unless you are in the state of Islam, Muslim, makalah, ilmainen illa one and 2 million. Allah didn't say except if you are more admin, he says, except if you are in the
state that you are in the state of Muslim Islam. In other words, what that means is,
maybe your faith in your heart is struggling, you're struggling to keep a man together. Maybe you're at that point in your life, you're Muslim, but even in your heart is not as strong as you want it to be the faith that you want, is really not there. Allah is saying to you look, to start things off for you. Make sure that you act like a Muslim, talk like a Muslim walk like a Muslim and behave like a Muslim. If you can start off doing those things, then he men will manifest itself later on. It's by default, it'll come to you. So put this into perspective.
Death is not something that if it comes to you it apologizes and says, Okay, wait, you're watching a movie, I'll come back on July day. You're doing something wrong. Okay, I'll make sure I'll wait till you're done. And then I'll come back later, when you're doing something right. Once it comes to you, it's there. This is why Allah says make sure you're acting like a Muslim all the time, every single day of your life. Now when you say this, some Muslims response to this is look, you know, brother must say I'm trying. I'm trying my best in this world. I'm trying to do everything that Allah commanded me to do. If you're comfortable with the idea that if you lose your life today, you return
back to Allah azza wa jal, if you're comfortable to say to him Jada B, I tried my best in this world, the 30 years that you've given me the 50 years, you've given me your job be I did my best. That's one thing. If you're comfortable saying
That's one thing, but most people aren't. Most people will want the second chance. And the third chance, and again and again, because why you can always be a better person, you can always perfect your deeds, you can always perfect your actions and your choices. Back in the days, the Missouri Kuhn used to come after the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, not because he was a bad person, he was mean before he was a prophet. He was a solid, a righteous one, before he was even a prophet. They didn't have a problem with his character, they didn't have a problem with him just being a good human being, they had a problem with his message. His message was, be good to your women, give them
rights, be just be equal, don't cheat, Don't lie. Don't backbite treat your family with respect to treat your your economy, the money, all of these things, change your system. And on top of that, do all of these things under the umbrella umbrella of La ilaha illAllah. So, destroy all of your idols and stop worshipping all of those things and turn to one creator, Allah azza wa jal, so they responded, try to assassinate him, attack him, etc. You all know the story. Today, it's actually reversed. Generally speaking, people don't have a problem with you believing in La ilaha illAllah. nobody really cares. If you believe in La ilaha illAllah, those who don't follow it, it's not a
concern. The big problem, the challenge that you and I as Muslims have today is the way we carry ourselves. It's the way that we behave. It's the way that we talk to each other. You know, I teach a course called the gender gender relations in Islam, which is the laws of attraction. It's male and females how they deal with one another in everyday life. One of the biggest challenges I have teaching this topic is to convince my audience, that it's okay to talk to the opposite gender, to have a transaction with them to actually be in the same room not alone, of course, but you're in the same room, doing a project doing a work, you know, you many of you, if not all of you have
colleagues who are from the opposite gender, it's okay. Just follow the rules Allah gave you to follow, Allah told you conversate, but just to this extent,
with you have to interact, don't shake the hands, don't do this. Don't do that. follow the guidelines Allah gave you. But for some, it was tough to swallow. You know why?
Because their culture has taught them that the opposite gender is, is something you just don't go near. So when it actually came time for us to deal with them, it was such a foreign idea. We became so uncomfortable. We didn't know how to deal with them. We didn't know how to talk to them no more. So what did we do? We pushed them to the corner. So as a result, it made us our culture, our Muslim culture look very, very strange and very foreigner. People were like, Who are these people? Why don't they talk? Why when I'm speaking to him, he keeps staring at the ground all the time. What's wrong with me? This is an insult. I feel offended by this, then if it's not the way we carry
ourselves, it's the way we're treating our families. Do you know that today? In 2015, the divorce rate in Muslim communities has almost reached a mainstream level, the mainstream level, at least in Ontario, from the last time that I've checked until this point 60% of marriages in this province will end up in divorce within the first two years. We're not far from that. Why? Because the husband is still married for 10 and 15 years and he can't give her her mother yet. He's still trying to do that. She is in there working and slaving and doing everything and all of her rights are being snatched away. Or it could be the opposite the other way around. She's disobedient are defined to
him and doesn't respect anything about him, insulting whatever you want to call it. The politics is still there. Then as a result, these poor innocent children are observing and watching and learning themselves so they take on the same culture to their own families. today. If you tell a child you need to be good to your parents, it's very different than back in the days when you when you order child bureau validation be good and righteous to your parents. They will say submit and now we'll Alterna here and obey because they understood the value of what it meant to respect parents. Today the child will ask you why? Look at how he treated me. He never gave me an allowance. Every time I
wanted to use this car. He said no. My mom only gives me chores and work to do. Why should I be good to them? So they look for this kind of justification in every place.
possible way, you have to explain yourself. This is the attitude that we're living in. This is the time that we're living in. We've become a people that's been very difficult to be civilized people in just life in general. Now, this is not me being hard on you, this is for me just for you to stand back and pause for a moment. Just breathe.
Just breathe for a moment and stop. We live in a time. This time that we live in, it reminds me of a hadith of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once he stood up on top of a wall, and he looked at all of his companions that he said, while law he, there will come a time, where fits now will rain upon you. Like a strong storm, it'll hit every single home. Sometimes I feel we live in that time right now. Everywhere you go, we're being tested. All everybody's pointing at you and I, we are the main headline of every newspaper, every news channel of every internet site, everything, it's there. But the attitude and the response for you on is what's crucial here. Number one, with regards
to these shootings that happened to these poor victims. Number one, never ever say it is fundamentally wrong for men, especially to say, these people died too early. What use do say is, these people live the life that a law prescribed for them to live in this world. That's why you go to a cemetery. And you see a grave of somebody who died who was born in the 1950s and he died 2015 right beside it. You see another grave, somebody who's Born in 2014 and die 2015 just lived one year. Death is not something that you and I decide. We don't say that this person they live such a short life. So panela How could this happen to them? You and I as believers, Allah azza wa jal, this
is the huddle he gave to these people. And you know something, as the news that I followed, I'm sure many of you followed, you would see that these three individuals so panela, what an amazing life these three Muslims had. They were not just your average Muslims. One of them was running a charity to help Syrian refugees. Before this incident happened. He was trying to collect money so that he can help and go to Syria and do some dental work on refugees who were poor and had nothing to do. They had no money. So he was trying to raise he would put together a charity online to try to raise some money before his death he had $20,000 after his death because of all the media attention, there
is close to a half a million dollars donated to that charity.
The point is $1 of that, can you imagine what it's doing for that brother in his outfit or now
$1 could be enough that will enter him in a lagenda because your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told you it up would not wallow will be shocked by Tambora.
Protect yourself from the fire even if it means you take a half a date and you give it in charity. What's the half a date worth? Would you pay money for a half a date? Allah the Prophet says Selim is saying this half a date, not even the whole date. No one would pay money for just one complete date. The promises same as saying you split that in half, and you give it fi subete Illa. You can protect yourself from ever having a punishment of the Fire and May Allah azza wa jal protect us a lahoma mean? So imagine the person who's giving a quarter for Allah. A Durrell, of dollar for Allah do $100 for Allah, what is that person's position in front of Allah azza wa jal in his chances of getting
gender. That's why every time you see an opportunity to give you try to give even the most miniscule things you can, then for the two girls that were killed, they were an inspiration, while lucky even for me, when I listened to when I looked at their story and the little that I could find about their story. These weren't your average teenage or average students, Muslims. These were people who were trying to be Muslims, and also good people. They were contributing to society. They were integrated. They were working with the non Muslim community. They were what I remember in pseudo classes, you always hear the verse that scholars they quote, a Nicola demon. But when when Allah azza wa jal
tells us Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's holding Abu Talib in his and he is about to die. And he's saying to him, take the Shahada take the Shahada, and he dies as a disbeliever. Allah sends the verse and says to the Prophet sallallahu Listen, you can guide the people that you love, while Akina La Jolla, de Masha Allah guides
He wills. Usually people when they quote this verse, they stop there. What about the conclusion? What about the ending of the verse? Allah says, well, who are Allah mobile monitoring?
Allah knows, in the hearts of every single person who has the desire to be guided, you're talking to a non Muslim about Islam. You don't know what it is that you say or do that could get through them. That's why you never give up on each other. If you have children, that are defiant and disobedient children that are making the worst mistakes during the worst Sins of their life, you as a parent, you don't have the right to disown them. Why? Well, who are them we'll be monitoring a lot tells you you don't give up. You keep supporting you keep guiding you keep helping you keep doing everything that you can. Why? Because at the end of the day, only Allah knows if deep in their hearts, they're
willing to listen to you. Now imagine what these two beautiful students is to Muslim women, the little that they've done to smile at the world, to serve their communities to do some kind of charitable work, the little that I've read, they were all involved in some kind of charity work. That's the inspiration that you have to take from this because you're still alive. You're still here.
And remember, Allah azza wa jal says, In naka de Haan, Illa, Rebecca, Kedah, Han from Ola T, you and I, we are on these conveyor belts, and we're moving forward. The conveyor belt doesn't stop, it keeps going forward. Why this image because if you're on a conveyor, if you put a box on a conveyor belt, you can twist and turn the box backwards, you can flip it upside down, what happens to the conveyor belt, it still keeps going forward. So you can be in denial all you want that you have your whole life ahead of you and you're not gonna die right now. Allah is saying to you're on a conveyor belt and it's still going forward. You're getting older, you're getting weaker, you're getting
slower, you're losing a bit of your health, you're still moving forward, you're dying already. So the first lesson is that understand that Allah azza wa jal has others on these people, and everybody else who dies, that is the death that was prescribed for them and the life that was given to them again, may Allah azza wa jal bless them with Jenna Allahumma Amin. Here's the second lesson that I want to share with you. That's this is especially for you and I.
Allah azza wa jal says, wallet Kunal can Latina and US law for unser home and foster home Ola ecohome alfasud own and so little hotshot. This verse is amazing to me. Because this verse literally it means don't be from amongst the people who forget to Allah, because as a result, Allah cause those people to forget themselves. What does that mean? It doesn't mean that tomorrow on Saturday morning, you forget your name, you forget who you are. This is especially important for students who study psychology when you look at this as this is talking about the true identity inside of you who you really are the real you. Now, what's interesting about this a is a couple of things. Number one,
understand what that verse is talking about
some Muslims, and I talk only for the Muslim community, because this is our discussion right now. This is who you have to be primarily concerned with yourself and your families and your communities. There are some Muslims, many of them who wake up, breakfast, work, money, Bill's enjoyment, life, every single weekend, chill out, relax, just kick back and enjoy life. Aroma hedges underneath the table. We're not ready for that yet. Go and tour the world vacation, all of that stuff. That's not how long but here's the problem. You do all of these things.
And then you die. That's your whole life.
Allah azza wa jal is saying to you, you are forgetting the real person inside of you. That's real easy men. The men inside of you, you forgot it. This is one of the punishments Allah bestows on people in this world. Allah says Don't forget me. We're not talking about in Salah because again, another problem in the Muslim culture is we have scheduled times for Allah's remembrance only in the five daily prayers. Only in Hajin Armada only on yomo Juma only in the when we have
Hold on when we're in a class when we're in a conference outside of those bubbles, nothing,
nothing, not how we talk to one another, how we help each other how we speak the tone of our voices if we're upset, we don't remember a line those times. But in Sala we're disciplined. This is what a less talking about. Don't you dare forget me.
There are some people who go for Hajj and Umrah when they come back to their countries. They're in this amen hype. Their faith is strong. Then you notice after a month or two, it's slowly disappears. Why? Because you're forgetting a law. You're forgetting a law when you wake up. You're forgetting a law when you eat. When you walk, when you talk, when you get on the bus. When you're in the washroom when you're on a plane, when you're in the subway. When you decide walk, when you're in a car, when you're standing when you're sitting when you're lying down. When you're smiling when you're talking the choice of the words that you use the choice of foods that you eat, you're forgetting a lot in
life. So what did Allah do to you a lot to the heart and cause that heart to forget itself. So what happens now the heart is engulfed with backbiting with desire.
With wasteful talk, wasting time, this is what the heart has become. For the young guys. Video games sports chilling out that's what the heart became. So the real conscience now the real you It can't breathe. No one can appreciate who you really are anymore. What it allows though, it'll compare this to this is what I will share with you as the final point in the second part of the HIPAA brothers and sisters. May Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to increase our Amen. May Allah azza wa jal shower his aroma, His mercy and His acceptance upon each and every one of us, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us of our mistakes and grant us his genital for the dose of Allah Allahu amin opodo
matters of our own worst stuff at all. Luckily welcome buddy certainly Muslim equally them for stuff at all in the hora hora Rahim
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was happy he woman was buried.
So here's this person.
They're just living life.
Just going with the flow, living life. I'm sure every one of us sitting here know somebody like this. We all know people who are like this just living life. They can hear 100 versus 100 ahaadeeth nothing.
You know, sometimes I get into this in this dilemma where I'm asked to advise young people who are involved in how long relationships so a parent will come to me and say brother Muslim, I want you to talk to my child. So I said, Okay, what's the problem? My child has a boyfriend or has a girlfriend says okay, what would you like for me to say, I want you to quote the Koran and I want you to quote the every Hadees to this child. I give the benefit of the doubt even though other things crossed my mind. I say okay, I sit down with a child, I realize this child is full of anger has real emotional issues. Maybe even in some cases depression. They have these personal problems happening in their
home they can't speak to their parents about so if I sit there and I talk to them about a yet and I had these, they're just gonna go and pick up the phone and call their boyfriend and say you're the only one I can talk to no one understands me. Because the core of the problem is not yet and Hadeeth there's something deeper than that. There is a psychological bankruptcy that's happening with this person in their life. So Allah azza wa jal is telling you look after this ayah look what happened.
Lo Ensign, Erna Allah jabel Laura ATIA who Harsha. I'm matassa dahmen Hoshi Attila watin Callum Theroux nada liberal holliness Allah Allah homea de facto, Allah azza wa jal says, you see the same quarter and if you take this port and and you put it on a mountain, two things are going to happen to that mountain number one it's going to have Whoa, sure, whoa. Short means that your limbs become numb. You can't move anymore You're so afraid. So the mountain when it got a taste of poor and it became so shocked and afraid that it couldn't move and as a result, it became matassa. It crumbled to dust. That's what happened when a mountain got poor and
you and I.
Allah gave us the capacity in our hearts, to listen to code and to study a quarter and to memorize poetry.
To hear it to do all of these things and even to teach it to others.
So how come there's no movement happening in here?
How come the the mountain crumbled and shattered to pieces, but that same core and is put on your heart? Nothing.
That's why the conclusion of sudo hasha Allah said something so beautiful. You said the hula hula is somehow what he will do, who will Aziz will Hakeem. Allah said that everything in this world is making tests be Subhana Allah hamdulillah Allah Allahu Akbar, followed up with a level of Allah azza wa jal says everything all of his creation in this world is making to be in the heavens and the earth. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us the croaking of the frog is it's just be
the birds are making this B, the trees are making this be the sun and the moon are making test B, all of these things are praising Allah.
So what happened to you and I?
You see the comparison that Allah is giving you a lot just talk to you about forgetting him. And as a result, you forget yourself. So the next time you see a bird flying by that bird is supposed to remind you to have this be have a lot as well. Why? Because that bird is already ahead of you. He's doing it already. So alone wants you to think what happened to you? What's holding you back? When you hear about these victims being killed? What is it done for you? I understand and I feel the same way. The tears, the sadness, also panela the parents that have that have to watch this happen to their children, everybody here who has children, you have to stop for a moment. What if Allah tested
you the same way? Start making tests be
start remembering Allah, not just that scheduled times of the day or the year. It's got to be 24 hours a day. It's constantly on your mind.
You know, what's the scariest thing about doing a hookah is I never know if this is my last one.
And you and I, we never know this is the last time we sit like this together. This is the scariest thing about Juma or about anything that you do. The salado we're about to pray here in a couple minutes. For somebody sitting in this room who knows? It could be me. It's my last prayer in this world.
This is what you have to think about when you hear this stuff on the news and you look at the position, the circumstance that we're in. We're not here by chance. Allah is putting his puddle on his on people. You and I have the knowledge to understand how that puddle works. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from us our good deeds. These are the words that I conclude with we send peace and blessings to our Rasul Salawat ob was salam o Alaikum and madrona subhana wa Taala Phaeton xili in the law one molar iica tahu you saloon Ireland ob yeah you Hello Tina M and also Laura Lee. He was suddenly able to Lima Allahumma salli ala Mohammed or early
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