Jummah Khutbah 09-11-2015
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Is this going to affect my pursuit of many materialistic things that are not necessities in my life? That's still a factor in our heads when we write those checks. Right? How much can I give? Without feeling a pinch? How much can I do without feeling the pinch? And yeah, it's horrible when we see those kids in Syria, that are suffering and in Philistine and in the Central African Republic and the Burmese and these people that are stranded at sea Subhan Allah, we're seeing images within one year of refugees being turned away from Muslim countries. It's absolutely disgusting. And we blame Europe for this. We blame the migrant crisis on Europe. What does the Muslim world done for these
refugees? I remember I was in Malaysia when the Burmese refugees were at sea stuck in between Muslim countries, and no one would take them in. And I thought to myself, Allahu Akbar, look at the hair that the OMA has, and look at these people. And we are fools when we think that Allah Subhana Allah will not call us to account for these things. We are fools when we think that because we write our small checks that Allah subhanaw taala Adam will ask us about people and that these things won't come back to us at some point, and that we won't suffer at some point in our own lives, and that Allah subhanaw taala won't send something to wake us up. So no, I'm not surprised that a crane fell
in the hot tub where there is a mixture of people, some that paid 1000s and 1000s of dollars to have a VIP luxurious hedge and some that came from other parts of the ummah.
And the concern is not there for the OMA
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because of what our hands have earned collectively
liyu, the Kaahumanu Allah the Amira, so Allah Subhana Allah, Allah can give them a taste of some of the things that they have done collectively, so that they can see the effect of what they have done collectively. In essence, if we don't take care of our vulnerable as an ummah, as a people as humanity, then Allah will thrust us all into a state of vulnerability. You don't want to take care of your vulnerable. You want to look up and say, Why is Allah leaving people in poverty and hunger, there is enough food in the world, for every member of the human race to have a 3200 calorie diets. Don't look at God and say, Why is God putting us through this? And why is God not letting us you
know, the why is God putting people in hunger in the 21st century? Where is our role as humanity? Where is our collective responsibility, our collective accountability, and our collective betterment of society? Where is that up? And when the prophets lie, Selim looks at the kava because there it's no doubt that one of the things that that broke our hearts, those of us that have seen the images that have come from the home today is that this is the holiest place on earth. But you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to the Ketubah, man at Yabuki, ma ma Maki, how amazing and how pure you are. But he says that the Herma the set the sanctity, the prophets lie, some did not
just say the life he said, the sanctity of a movement, in the sight of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah momenti. Herman is greater than you and its sanctity. So that child washing up at a resort is a greater tragedy than if the Cabo was to be destroyed. I'm not saying that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that if a crane was to actually fall on the cabinet itself, that's a greater tragedy, because that's a sign of the collective neglect of humanity. That's the sign of our lack of humanity, our lack of faith, and somehow before we can even talk about sadaqa, and we can talk about going forth for the path of Allah, just a wake up call to be human, that these things don't seem to
move us anymore as human beings. And we live in a time where the middle class is disappearing, even here in America, where you're either filthy rich in this world or you're filthy poor. You're either in utter poverty, or you're an utter prosperity. And that gap keeps widening and widening and when there are discussions about the homeless here or here at home, and in the greatest country on Earth, when there are discussions about the homeless, usually they're about cleaning up the downtown's so that the downtown doesn't appear unattractive to tourists, not feeding them. Cleaning up downtown means getting them off of the streets, not feeding them, not making their lives better, but making
our drive to work more appealing and making our tourism industry stronger.
And then you know as that gap continues to widen in the OMA itself because Masha Allah, we have a rich ummah. We have an ummah that has resources. We have an OMA that has money. Here in the United States, the Muslim community is one of the most privileged communities in the United States, Muslim women earn higher than any other group of women, second to only Jewish women. So Muslim women are earning Muslim men are earning we're a very rich community. And usually when we have our discussions, and when we talk about our problems as an ummah, we're talking about how to save ourselves, or how to stop ourselves from doing things that corrupt our souls and that corrupt
ourselves and the idea here is that we're so worried about our own individual dreams and our own individual pursuits, that there's just an utter neglect. And one of the reasons why our enough's can dominate us, our new force dominate us, ourselves and desires dominate us, it's because we're disconnected from the world. When you don't care about the world, then what's going to depress you is going to be that you didn't get that career that you wanted, and you didn't get the girl that you wanted, and why am I not happy? 24/7 And why am I not able to sit back and enjoy my leisure 24/7 When you are a selfish, greedy person, that's what keeps you up at night. That's what keeps you sad.
That's what makes you depressed. Your own individual pursuits, your failed individual pursuits, the world can go to hell, but as long as you're okay and you have your money and you have the girl that you want and you have the career that you want, and your kids are dressed in masala, you're living the American dream that no one seems to actually have. As long as you have that the world can burn and you'll feel bad about it. But guess what? I'll write a small check. It doesn't work that way. Your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam cried for the OMA.
Your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lost sleep for the Ummah, your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had his feet swell up at night from standing up and praying for the OMA. He didn't have to do that. And if anyone lived a dream, it was him son, Allahu alayhi wa sallam literally an under slot with a lodge. He's already seen his place in Jannah. He's already seen his MACOM his station, he already has his future assured and guaranteed for him SallAllahu arte who was Saddam, he's not better positioned than any other human being that's ever walked the face of the earth, and he still cries, and he still loses sleep. And he still believes and it still hurts to not only see the
neglect of his time, but to perceive and foresee the neglect that will come in future generations. If we can't even care about our present world, and how are we supposed to care about issues like global warming and and what's going to happen to this generation that's inheriting our nonsense 100 years from now if we can't even care about kids now and care about the world now then where does all that come from?
And there are a few things that I want to mention here. Number one, in this I have Laurel facade that facade has been made apparent and facade in this in this area does not mean a Marcia it doesn't refer to sins and corruption, what it actually refers to, when something is faster than the Arabic language it means it's not working properly. Allah takes the baraka out of the heavens and the earth. Allah takes the bulk out of the land in the sea. It no longer produces what you want it to produce. You no longer have dedicating your time you no longer have bollock in your own wealth you no longer have Baraka in your own life. Why? Be Marchesa, but aid in us because of what our hands
have earned, and when Allah Subhana Allah says Lee will the Coahoma of Allah the AMILO, so that they may be touched by a little bit of what they have done. Because if Allah would have said, the Lika home, Jamia under the army do if Allah was to test us with everything that we've done, and Allah was to hold us to account for everything that we've done, this world would cease to exist. But Allah says just a part of it. Just the pinch, hey, you're vulnerable to if you were in the Haram today, even if you paid $20,000 for your hedge package, and you came from North America, and you were sitting in the clock tower, and you had a beautiful view of the Caribbean. If you were there between
Safa and medulla and that crane fell down, it was not going to say only fall on those who bought economy packages.
It falls on everybody. And that's a strong message to this Ummah that neglects its own, and that neglects its vulnerable. That's a strong message that even the holiest place on earth where the marble is worth enough to feed an entire country
where the hotels that are around the Haram and the cloth let's not even talk about the hotels, the cloth that is placed on the cabin, could clove
Muslims and non Muslims all around the world that's a strong message from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to us.
That if you will not treat your vulnerable properly, then you will all be treated in a state of vulnerability, you will all be placed in a state of vulnerability. Why? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a NASA either or will mancha la EULA your owner who Osaka and Yamaha Mala who will recall that when people see evil amongst them and they don't do anything about it, then Allah subhanho To Allah is punishment descends upon them all. I'm not trying to be overly apocalyptic and I was standing here a few weeks ago talking about Katrina, and the ridiculous evangelical preachers that were judging what Allah Subhana Allah Allah was doing and what was
happening there and what was happening here. I'm talking about what we know from our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa salam, that when we become neglectful, then we collectively start to face consequences as an ummah. Now let's face it today only, you know, Allahu Alem, the death toll is only a little bit over 60 in the huddle.
But what is the death toll amongst the people of Syria? What is the death toll amongst the Palestinians? What is the death toll amongst the Burmese and the people of the Central African Republic? Ongoing? Ongoing, we have the liberty
in our country, to mark our days to mark the anniversary of 911 Because we're not used to that type of tragedy.
Other people have to live that reality on a daily basis. Do we sit back and say and Hamdulillah? We don't have to worry about that stuff like everyone else does? Or do we ask ourselves what is our responsibility? And the brothers and sisters particularly when we talk about our own as a whole when we talk about our Amma the Muslim ummah in particular, when Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says in Tunsil lie on Soroka when you submit academica when you support the cause of Allah subhanaw taala Allah Subhana Allah supports you. And Allah Subhana Allah to Allah plants your feet firmly, we are an ummah that has never been destroyed by external forces, and will never be destroyed by external
forces. Not once in the Quran or the Sunnah are we warned about enemies that will wipe us out off the face of the earth, or a natural disaster that would wipe the OMA off the face of the earth. In fact, the messenger Salallahu it was set up says Sal to Robbie Farah, I asked my lord for three things. I asked my Lord that he would not allow a natural disaster he would not send a disaster that would like the OMA out altogether. We will face natural disasters in our pockets. But there is no disaster that would wipe this on the outs and the Prophet slice. And I'm says he gave me that. And I asked Allah subhanaw taala that he would not place an enemy over us as an ummah that would wipe us
off the face of the earth, we will be oppressed in different places of the world. We will face tyrants in life. The Muslims have faced the Crusaders, they face the Mongols. They've gone through some stuff. So whether you're talking about Netanyahu, or you're talking about games, this con, they've been around, but the ones we really need to worry about are the internal ones, because they can't do anything to us. They can't do anything to us. And he said Allah gave him that sub Allah who it was to them and he says, I asked Allah subhanaw taala, that he does not place Allah Jalla saham been a home, that he does not allow the Ummah to destroy itself, meaning to place differences
amongst them, that they would consume themselves with violence and differences and infighting and things of that sort. And Allah subhanaw taala did not give him that sort of Allah Hardy was So why Allah azza wa jal will protect this ummah, from things from the outside. But as an ummah, we collectively have our own responsibility to fix ourselves internally. Allah has given us enough. Allah subhanaw taala has given us enough as far as nature is concerned, He's given us enough resources collectively as an Allah, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has placed us in a wonderful position to succeed. But when we refuse to succeed, and when we don't fix things amongst ourselves
internally, then we cannot expect the help of Allah subhanaw taala to come to us in terms of Allah Yan Surah as long as we fix ourselves internally, and we take care of our vulnerable internally how turas upon our tongue Sorona in libido alpha e calm. Are you given support or victory except by how you treat your vulnerable? I know Subhanallah that that hadith really makes a lot of sense today, doesn't it? You need your vulnerable more than they need you. Because your risk and your nostril comes from you're vulnerable. You need them more than they need you
Do you think that they need you but you need them? Because the way that you treat them decides how Allah subhanaw taala will treat you as a community and treat you collectively as an ummah. And so all of these things play a very, very important factor here. We have a powerful ship that moves forward. Imam Malik Rahim Allah to Allah. He said that the Sunnah of the Prophet sly Salam is the Safina of no Hadees Salam.
It is the is the Ark of Noah, it's not going to sink, it's not going to go anywhere. We have the most powerful ship in the world, we have the most powerful message in the world, we have the most transformative message in the world. But if we don't fix our own things internally, and take care of our own internally, then we have issues. Now here's the thing, and I know that at the end of the school, it was just depressing, right? Don't we stink as an OMA Great, that's the only thing that I took from Joomla is that we stink as an ummah, well, how about this? How about the refugees that are here in Dallas from all of those Muslim countries? What are you doing for them?
How about the people that are not here, but that do benefit from your subaqua? What are you doing for them? So we can talk about the spiritual component of drought which is a method of change in and of itself and Salah and crying and, and staying up at night and being moved. But Hello, you can complain about the Muslim world's neglect and you can complain about mashallah our barefoot bedwin sitting in the desert building the buildings as the prophets lie. Some said they would neglecting the OMA you can complain about them, Allah will humiliate them, Allah will deal with them. I'm not worried about them. I'm worried about me, because I know Allah will deal with them. And I'm afraid
of Allah dealing with me as I think you'll deal with them. What are you doing with the refugees that are here in Dallas? There are on average 20 Syrian refugees that come to Dallas every single week. Muslim and non Muslim organizations are flooded with them. What are you doing for them? You know, in Ramadan, we went to Iftar the refugee have bought
a roof at the roof center, and Subhan Allah, the Imam is a refugee from Burma. The more as then is a man who escaped Yemen and is missing a look. That's the mom and the Watson. And they're sitting there and they're right here in your backyard. They're a 20 minute drive from you. What are you doing for them? Before you talk about you know, you know what our Muslim leaders could and should be doing? Let them keep decorating their hotels and building their palaces in there and Allah subhanaw taala will make them vulnerable. They can continue to do what they do. I'm worried about me. Because if you do not think to yourself when you see that child wash up, not it tough Elia GEMA fear Allah
Oh Masood. Fear Allah. Oh, North American Muslim community fear Allah Oma. But instead, fear Allah Oh me.
Allah will ask you and I about that. Allah will ask me about that. If you don't see those scenes of carnage and actually stand in front of a mirror and say, What am I gonna say to Allah? What's my answer to Allah? Are you still concerned about your sports, your comedy, your relief, your entertainment, your own amusement and your own appeasement. And let's not even talk about refugees if we can't fix the issues of our broken society here.
When certain lives matter more than more than other lives in our own country, in our own society, they have a right upon us well, the vulnerable are not just Muslim, the vulnerable are not just Muslim, the vulnerable all have a right upon you. The vulnerable all have a right upon Allah subhanaw taala because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam says that Dawa to them of the room, the do out of them of the room that you're out of the one who was wronged. There is no hijab, Lisa who lays Sabina who have been Allah hijab, there is no veil between him and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, we're Encana calcula even if he's a non Muslim, you realize the power of that statement. If a
non Muslim oppressed person oppressed in any way was to make dua against you as a Muslim was to call upon God alone, and invoked him upon invoke Allah upon you because you're neglecting him. That non Muslim has a right upon Allah subhanaw taala there is no hijab between his do and Allah subhanaw taala. This is the appeal of Addison or Jamar, this is our creed people. This is who we are. This is what we believe. And so I'm going to ask everyone, as we load in our state as an ummah and see what's going on in the world. Seriously, ask yourself today. Ask yourself today what all
are you doing to better the situation of yours locally, nationally, globally? What are you doing? And what is your answer to Allah subhanaw taala when he asks you on the Day of Judgment Are you gonna say to Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Ya Allah but you know, you know, I was I was really really trying to buy that new car and it was really nice yeah Allah and that's why I decided that you know, I can't really give any money for this right now. Or yeah, Allah you know that you know, I work really hard on the weekdays, so I can't do anything for the homeless in the refugees on the weekends because my weekdays are consumed. I need a break Oh Allah, because my nine to five job is
I hate to beat everybody down. But Allah it's something that we all have to ask Allah subhanaw taala for I ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us and ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada Lama Nikita I mean as an OB will Hatha Yoga T tech, Mr. Dara, we're not clean Amina as an OB will Hotline at 10 00 AM. We ask Allah subhana to add to place us in the cinema of this religion and in the fitment of the vulnerable of this religion and that are not of this religion. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, not to punish us for our own shortcomings. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala not to allow us to be consumed by our own materialism and by our pursuits of that which is worldly and that which is not
praiseworthy to him, I ask Allah subhana wa Tada to direct our longing and our pursuits, to be of his pleasure and I ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us when our hearts and our bodies and our actions long for that which is not pleasing to Him subhanho wa Taala at the expense of those that are beloved to him, Lama Amin Akula polyhedra are stuck with a lot he will accompany satin and whistling InfraStop Pharaoh in the whole world for him
and Hamdulillah He will bless Alameen whenever you want to elaborate on what I mean when I want people to feel a lot more seduce and without a color avocado silica Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam to see him in cathedra your brothers and sisters not that this is the reason why I gave this photo but there will be inshallah to Allah a fundraiser for the Syrian refugees after the hotbar after the Salah. So please do stay behind for that in sha Allah to Allah. And please do consider everything else that I've said today outside of the scope of charity as well. The Hotbot is not just about charity, but it is certainly a part of it. So I hope inshallah Tada we
show up as a community for that today as well. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us to be pleased with us and to guide us to better ways we ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect the judge this year and to and to and to allow them to go and to return safely We ask Allah subhanaw taala to have mercy on those that have passed away in the Haram today to accept them as shahada We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to not allow our own shortcomings to reflect upon the OMA as a whole and we ask Allah subhanho to Allah to guide us to a place which is more pleasing to Him and to forgive us for our neglect. Lama Finnland what we need or what minutes when was seen you know when I'm seeing
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