Holding on to Burning Coal

Nadim Bashir

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I ask Allah subhana wa Tada that just as he has gathered us here today on this deal GEMA May Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us along with our families in Jeddah for those who Allah is the companionship of Rasulullah. You said Allah, Allah, he was setting him and his Sahaba I mean, you know, Robert, I mean,

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brothers sisters, often we don't find these kinds of opportunities where we have the adults, the parents, the children, all attendant Jehovah do to school and do to work. But today, keeping in mind that this is Friday, on a holiday week, and everyone is here today, I just want to really highlight just two important things today in my football that is relevant to our adults, but it is very specifically relevant to our youth and our children. Mashallah. First of all, is that in these past several weeks, things have not been easy for the Muslim own mom. And we're going through a difficult time. But at the same time, we do have to realize that we have this is not our first time. As I say

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in English, this is not our first rodeo. We've been down this road before. And we've seen difficult times in our life, in a certain capacity. Every single difficulty every single challenge brings his own sense of wrinkles. And we as a Muslim community, we encourage each other we consoling each other and we turn to Allah subhanho wa Donna. And these last several weeks, we have seen a very we've seen a manifestation of Allah's power. We've seen a manifestation of this beautiful verse of the Quran where Allah says Womack, God Who am I cuddle Walla Walla will fight on marketing, that though no matter how many times they plan, and no matter how many bright minds come together, and they plan,

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ultimately the plan of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada always supersedes. We've seen the power of Allah subhana with the eye that we've seen the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala come into fruition. By the same time we have to always go back to the hadith of Rasul Allah, He sent a long line and he was sending them and what did he tell us about the coming of the End Times? And what is he telling us about the future? Because if we go back to the CEDAW, and the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW, Sanam Wallah, he, there are so many pieces and so many amazing guidelines given to us by the providing us some that can help us go through and get through any challenges shallow, first of all, is that we

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have to understand that we as Muslims, what we're going through today is really nothing compared to what the Muslims in the past went through, as was the loss of a lot lot and he was sitting on one time he was leaning against the Kaaba. And we've heard this story before where some people they came to the Prophet, and he said, and they said to him, the yellow Sula, make dua for us, we're going through a very difficult time and instead of the Prophet SAW said, I'm telling them that no matter you know, no matter where it is, just remain patient inshallah. The probiotic is some gave them perspective. They hear your complaining about your challenges. Look at the challenges of the people

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of the past. This is why the fact that the profiling is Salaam is talking about the challenges of the people of the past. That's why we talk about the challenges of the people the past, because this was the nature of the province. Oh, it was sitting them It provides perspective. Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam is telling the Sahaba that you're talking about your challenges. There are people who came before and who were sawed in half, but they did not waver in their faith. Now, when we talk about the life or the history after the Prophet SAW warning, listen, no. First of all, in the time of the problems send them it was very difficult. You're talking about media propaganda against Muslims,

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they have their own media propaganda, also, they were called the Quraysh. They were constantly spreading propaganda against Islam and Muslims, they will call Rasulullah sallallahu. It was send them just like today Muslims are usually referred to in media as a terrorist. Unfortunately, by hitting the time of the Promised cell wall, it will send them to destroy the credibility of the Prophet alayhi salam, they will call him a chi and they will call him a Sahale they will call him a Minoan These are the words and the the titles that they will use. And these names they will throw at Missoula law he was selling to destroy his reputation. And whenever the Quraysh saw that there was a

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Muslim who may waver in their faith.

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They will go in attack that person. So when we find this in the time of the Prophet sallallahu, it was sitting down, then we find in the history when the Crusades came, and the massacre so many more servers, I mean, Muslims in the 1000s Yet the more

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Some Zeno waver in their faith. And not only that by in the 13th century, we also find that when the Tata when they came, the Mongols came, and the RAND set Buddha, they know, we just bought that for so many other places where Muslims were living, and not just in the 1000s by in the millions. I mean, for those of you who don't know, but God was considered as the jewel of the entire world. But for six weeks, this jewel was cracking shattered by the ferocious thoughtout army. And they came and they made sure that the rivers were red with the blood of the Muslims living there, and women who were there were savagely attacked. And not only that, but all the accumulation of the world

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libraries that was situated in Baghdad were destroyed and they were turned into ashes. In fact, we find in history, that they took all these books that were found in the libraries of Bowdoin and they threw them into the rivers and the rivers remained black due to the ink for months and months. Yet the Muslims did not give up their Iman and faith. And when we once again talk about Muslims losing their lives, we're not talking about the 1000s we're talking about in the millions, not 1 million millions. Yet these poor Muslims, they went through this in the past, we've seen this to our history, and that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, a has evenness who a

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neutral, amiable Manawa homeland you afternoon. Do you really believe that your faith is going to come at no price? No, you're when you say neither hate Allah. When you say you are a Muslim. When we say we are Muslims that we stand by our deen no matter what the society says, no matter what the media is saying, I am proud to be a Muslim and I stand proud and tall to begin as a Muslim. That means that Allah subhanho wa Taala will test us because you can make a claim. But if there is no test behind that claim, then there is no true authenticity to that claim. This is why ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala he sends our way different tests. Yes, at the same time we do understand that different

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tests will come to different people based on the capacity of their faith in their Iman, we cannot Allah subhanaw taala has put us here we do not have the faith and the Iman as our brothers sisters in the vasa. I mean you're talking about people whose houses have been blown up and yeah, they're standing outside their houses looking at their houses. And all they have to say is 100 inner will lie to you and I we don't have that faith. We have people who are staying standing over there who are seeing salaam to their children as Do or die, that give our Saddam's to you brought him on he said um Subhanallah you and I we don't have that faith. Allah is testing us in a different way.

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Allah is testing the people in a visit and different way Allah test is all the Muslims around the world in different ways. However, we do have to also come back to the hadith of Robertson, Allah Juana he was send them this very beautiful Hadith that does provide us once again some perspective, the hadith of unassertive and ematic or the Allah line or where the Prophet sallallahu ani he was sent him says that they will come by time upon the people, when holding on to religion will be like holding on to a hot coal. So what does that mean that it would that religion will be difficult to hold on to just like it is difficult to hold on to coal. First of all, is that using common sense,

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we talked about burning coal, it is difficult for anyone to hold on to burning coal. Of course, it is painful, but it also also assists telling us that there will come a time where your religious commitment will be required, you will be asked to not wavering your faith. No matter if your back is against the wall. You don't waver in your faith. So when we talk about holding on to our faith, what are some of the key areas that you and I we struggle and holding on to our faith? Number one is holding on our faith in general, meaning that whenever we see going wherever we see going on from a spiritual perspective, I mean, whatever we see going on, there are so many Muslims who are saying,

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if we are the ones who are on the hook, if we believe in Allah, we're making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Why is Allah making our brothers and sisters go through this? There are a lot of people who are struggling in terms of their faith, they were losing hope and Allah subhanho wa Taala and in my previous holebas In all the photos that we have been conducting here at the Missouri Navy is all about the same thing. Do not lose your hope and Allah subhanho wa Taala we don't understand Allah's plans, but

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We have to trust Allah's plans. We don't understand Allah's wisdom, but we have to trust Allah's wisdom. We may not know why they went away, Allah knows.

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We have to put our trust in Allah subhana wa Tala. So first of all, from a spiritual point of view, there are many people who were having difficulty to all go on to their faith. There are some people who have a problem and have difficulty in a holding altar to their faith, because they become lazy. Whenever there is anything good to do. They just are simply lazy, and they cannot do anything that is good. And they feel bad. However, this is why I have us who also has talked about how to overcome laziness. I don't want to dress that in my head. But where if we find ourselves lazy? Find out why are we lazy? A lot of times is the laziness. When it comes to fulfilling our religious commitments.

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It's not because it could be due to a lack of faith. But a lot of times it's the human being who feels the what do I get out of going and worshiping Allah subhanho wa taala. There are people who actually believe and they think in this way, that if I miss a salad, what harm will it do to Allah subhanho wa Taala not realizing that if we leave out anything part of our deen, it does not affect Allah subhanho wa taala. It affects us. And lastly, when it comes to holding on to our deen, I see this due to the current circumstances, that economically also we can be affected. We've seen so many people will lie if there's one thing that we have seen in these last six weeks, six to seven weeks,

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is that this idea that America proudly calls it as freedom, freedom of speech, and so forth. This does not exist. This world has shown us all the first world countries, whether it's America, whether he's Canada, whether his Britain, whether his friends, whether his Germany, whether it's any other place around the world, that people will call themselves first world countries, and they boast about freedom, their hypocrisy has become very clear and very evident. There is no such thing called freedom of speech. If you speak up as a pro Palestinian, you can lose your job, you can lose endorsements, yet there are people who have lost their endorsements, they have been fired from their

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jobs. This is not freedom of speech. This is a dictatorship. And so when you cannot say whatever you want to say, and yet you can be pro Israeli, and there's no absolutely nothing wrong with that. So economically, there are a lot of people who are suffering, because there are speaking up the hub and they're speaking of the truth. On one hand, they want to speak of the truth. On one hand, they lose their livelihood and so forth. This is also a type of difficulty that was philos Salam is referring to that he will be difficult to hold on to your religion, because holding on to religion does not only mean that you just sit there and you support religion, but supporting religion also includes

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that you speak up for religion, and you speak up against the against the bottom, and you speak up for the hub, you speak up against oppression and you speak up for the victims. This is part of our religion. So brothers and sisters, and especially our youth, I want you all to understand this times may not be easy going forward, but you have to maintain your faith. And this is why are bringing you all to the to another Hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or he says but the Al Islam or even worse singer oh lord Eban. He says that Islam started off as a stranger, meaning that he was something that was strange people were attacking Islam left, right and center. And then although the

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Prophet saw some says was saying your whole do hurry, but there will come a time again, Islam will become like the stranger in the land is thought about the numbers. Of course, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. And it will remain the fastest growing religion in the world because of the authenticity and the hop and the truth of Islam. There's no question about that. But what we do know is that there are going to be people who are going to waver in their faith and we have to understand that the prophecy all of a sudden is telling us that when these times come, you remain with the aura about you remain with the strangers, they're gonna be people who are going to attack

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Islam, but you stay with the crowbar. Why? Because Rasulullah sallallahu ala he was sitting down, he himself gives a glad timing. He says for Kuba, new robot, the glad tidings of Allah subhanho wa Taala or for the Europa, it's gonna be difficult, but we have to remain committed. We have not even tasted what people the past have gone through. We have no idea what it is. What are

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The sisters are in first in our group and it was going through yes yes we see pictures, but to be physically present there and to be physically The victim of this oppression, wala II we cannot even fathom that right now. But the prophet saw someone is telling us no matter where you are, when you in your religion is under attack, and when you and your wall and your backs are against the wall, in that situation you remain with the strangers why? Because the glad tidings of Allah subhanaw taala or with the strangers so no matter what, we will always be proud and Muslims, we will always stand by Allah subhanho wa Taala we will always stand by the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam, no matter what the situation is, we always turn to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, I tell the parents that teach your children this, why? Because of rasool Allah He said Allah while he was send them toward a young child by the name of Ivana Abbas the same exact things when he says what he does the hunt up, festering Binna so when you want help ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala for help. And then he taught him no matter if the entire world were to get together, and they try to harm one person. And Allah doesn't want that person to be harmed. No one can harm that one person. This is Rasul Allah He said, Allah Allah He was sent down teaching a small child about what faith is what Iman is,

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likewise, we as parents, we teach our children the same exact thing. T some the others, how do you know about us, remind them every single day of this? How do they know about us, and all the other teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because if we as parents, if we don't teach our kids, Iman, if we don't keep teach our kids faith, if we don't teach them what it means to be a proud Muslim, then unfortunately when parents don't do this, and the kids grow up with with weak faith, and weak Iman, this is why then they give up their Deen very easy in the face of oppression. So that is why brothers sisters, less remain strong and sha Allah teach our kids and especially for

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the youth, wherever you are, be a proud milsim if you're in high school, in middle school, on a college campus on a UC university campus, or you're working anywhere you are to remain a proud Muslim and you stand firm for what our deen is. I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make everything easy for us. We ask Allah subhana wa Tala to make you to make everything easy for our brothers sisters around the world. Um, you know, but on Amin, Bartok, Allahu Allah welcome Philippa and all the way to find out what he combated with the good Hakeem and stuff for the law. Holly welcome, Woody Simon's from the festival Fado in order for him.

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Missoula man or Haman and 100 and 100 who want to stay in and all that stuff either when all the lameness should all be unforeseen, I'm gonna say Dr. Medina, Miyagi Loffler Melinda, who mainly for that have yet to win, I still allow you to hate Lola, hello, lash and ICA when it's done, no Muhammad, and I'm doing a solo I'm about.

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So hello, just looking at everything that we have seen. One thing I want to urge all of our youth. And I want to urge the parents to really start instilling within their children, the importance of making sure that their life is productive.

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You know, all these things that we see all the big media, all the big corporations and everything that we see. And the older is behind them, and so forth, and how one group of people have basically financially are running the entire world. It did not happen overnight. These people were taught since they were kids. We talk about these big corporations, like you know, BlackRock and Vanguard and so forth. And you're talking about all these other corporations that do exist, and all these people who are the financial giants and so forth. They were not taught Now to do this. They were taught since they were kids. And I urge all the youth here and especially the children, do not waste

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your time.

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Do something with your life. Do whatever you want and whatever you have a passion for. But do not waste your time. While lying, there is no point in worrying about how many social media followers you have. It does not matter really honestly that how many people you're trying to impress and so forth. I tell you all the youth if you want to become a journalist, become an amazing journalist. If you want to become a physician, become an amazing physician. If you want to become a if you want to become an entrepreneur, become an entrepreneur, we could become an amazing entrepreneur. Each one of our children here, each one of our youth over here, they have special talents. They have things that

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you and I we have as parents till today. We have not discovered

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they have a certain talent, but you have to invest into that talent as parents. And as leaders of the community, we have to invest into that talent, we have to bring confidence in their lives and make them whatever they want to become something that is productive, something that they can benefit others. We have seen today in the world, we have seen today in the world, that we need journalist more and more. And so I urge you all as the youth that you will have so many opportunities today. Just right now recently, there was a an interview that took place.

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It was a an interview between the name is escapes my mind, but it was this spineless journalist known as Piers Morgan, versus it was he was talking to, I think, so his name was Norman. But he's, he's someone whose family was in the Holocaust and so forth. The full name has come to my mind. But he says something very amazing. He said that he was telling piers is that when you talk about these young men in Philistine and bizarre, because for those of you who don't know, if you are a child in Philistine in Gaza, or you are a youth and Faustina versa, you literally have no future, you will literally have no future. Just like you, the youth you're seeing today, you the children sitting

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here today, you have this idea, this ambition that one day, I want to grow up and do something, or down the road. This is what I would like to become the children and Philistine Eliza, the youth in first in Gaza, they don't have this, they don't have necessarily opportunities, whatever comes their way they will take it. But you the youth here sitting here today, you and the children here sitting here today, you have an opportunity, don't waste your opportunity. When it comes to night, go to sleep as early as you can wake up for Fudger your day begins at Fajr. Our youth are wasting their life. I see. I see youth today age of 25 and 30 years old, I'm sorry to say this, but you're still

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living with your parents, so dependent on your parents, this is not the way to live life. You need to grow up, you need to become a man. And you need to start taking life seriously. We need to become more educated. Whatever you want to do in life, you have an opportunity that millions of other children don't have, buddy get today we see so many of our youth are wasting their precious lives. They're wasting their precious talents. Our kids, they have talents, but the parents have either destroy their confidence or have not invested in their confidence. And now they feel like they are a failure. There's so many children I've talked to and they say that I want to do this. When I asked

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them the Why don't you do what you want to do. They say that? Well, no one gave me any support. My parents will always say that you aren't stupid, or you aren't dumb. And you there is no future for you. Even though yes, when we when many of our parents sitting over here. Yes, you were said this as a means of motivation when you're growing up by your parents because this is an overseas type of culture that the when you put someone down, they only yield the only rise up and they feel motivated. But our children are different. When you put our children down, they're gonna feel demotivated. So that is why brothers sisters, especially for the youth, you have an opportunity to

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do so much to change. You have the opportunity to change and bring a change to our society and to be leaders for the future. Please do not waste your future. Whatever good opportunity you have to education, whatever you can do in the community, whatever good passion you have, this was a good passion, not evil, passion, good passion, productive passion that you have. And you can make a difference in the community so forth. We need all different types of people with all different talents in the community of Russell why so why are you listening them, every single Sahabi did not have the same talents. Remember this, every single Sahabi did not have the same talents. Barbarossa

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salaam had a passion. He knew he had this intellectual behind Allah that were to plug every single Sahabi where I can use this as a hobby for this good purpose, where I can use this as a hobby for this good purpose. He utilized all the Sahaba to their strengths, eats the hobby had a strength, and they were utilized in the best way. Today we have a lot of strength. We have young minds, bright minds, but we need to ensure that as parents and as adults and as leaders in the community, we only push them forward. We instill confidence in them. If they mess up once, no problem, try again. If they miss a three times, try again. We always should support them. This is who we should be. And

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this is how we can only produce leaders for the future in sha Allah, I ask Allah subhana wa Taala

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How to grant our youth. Our young ones in sha Allah, a bright future in sha Allah We ask Allah subhana wa Tada to bring the best out of them in terms of this dunya and the half year, worldly and spiritually we ask Allah Subhana Allah to protect our youth, boys and girls we ask Allah so on to protect our children the future we also have a HANA with a protector our upcoming generations and Milla Sivan protect their faith I mean, you know, but I mean, a long list of the assembling with Simeon Allah who must have the assembling was Samina frequently McGann along with sunnah on I'm gonna follow funnel wah wah Fabula then I was holier than I was female on our off even with Alana

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