Madinah‬ Attack And End Of Ramadan

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Omar Suleiman

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Thoughts on Madinah attacks & End of Ramadan – Sheikh Omar Suleiman

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selam and our hearts have been heavy quite a bit this Ramadan. So Pamela I can't think of a trauma bond in the past where we had so many attacks. I remember a few years ago when Reza was under siege and it remains under siege but the bombings in the Gaza were regular throughout the month of Ramadan and that Ramadan was in us being in a bind with that almost immediately once Ramadan started and then the attacks start around the world.

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And then at the end of Ramadan, Medina, out of all places, a city that brings all of us so much joy and so much peace, a place that is the home of every believer, Subhan Allah when you go to Medina, you feel like it's home, even if it's your first time there. We have a natural addiction to that city, due to the death of the one that is beloved to Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there is no city on earth that I can think of. That brings more peace and tranquility than that city. And many of us have been around, you know, and traveled and been to nice vacation spots and things of that sort. But there's nothing like Medina there's a different type of joy, a different type of

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tranquility that descends into our hearts. When we go to Medina, and Subhana Allah with this attack today, though, we are thankful to Allah, we're thankful to Allah subhana wa tada that it wasn't as bad as it could have been. It could have been a lot worse. We're thankful to Allah for that. But another piece of our joy and tranquility has been taken away from us. And the greatest blessings of Allah subhanaw taala is, is the feeling of security and the feeling of safety. It's probably one of the most important if not the most important blessing in our lives. When you look at the hierarchy of needs, having that feeling of safety, not feeling threatened, every moment of your life is a

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great blessing from Allah subhana wa Tada. And what we're seeing in these times panela is that the places that you would have expected in the times that you would have expected to have no fear whatsoever, suddenly are places where you have to fear. So those young children that were doing their shopping in Iraq, suddenly that's the place where you've got to wonder, the airport's Subhan, Allah Istanbul, many people, including in my own hedge group will go through Turkey will go through Istanbul. And suddenly, you have to look over your shoulder when you're in an airport. And then suddenly Subhanallah going to the masjid in North America, out of all places, a place where we've

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all felt a great feeling of safety. And it seemed like as a community, we were invincible. And the sun's not not, not from the Islamophobia that, but that we always counted on people's, you know, on people's better sense to overcome the orchestrated hatred against our community, but suddenly Subhanallah a brother on his way to fudge it, a person in front of the masjid young people that are giving our boxes and they're beaten, suddenly, even that's taken away. Now, what's the point of all this? Is it to instill a sense of despair? Well, first and foremost, let's make one thing very clear. the sanctity of human life is greater than the sanctity of Medina and greater than the

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sanctity of the cabinet itself. That's not a statement of blasphemy. That's a statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, that when one innocent person is killed, it is greater in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala of a crime than if the cabinet itself was to be attacked. But there's something sentimental about our attachment to those places, and that those types of things could take place in those even in those areas. So first and foremost, recognize that there have been times like this in the past, and we still got to where we are today. Allah subhanaw taala will protect his hot domain, Allah will protect Mecca and a lower protect Medina and Allah Subhana hoods

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Allah will guard most of the oxen even as we see those those those vicious episodes that we see in Muslim upside there were times that were worse than that, but Allah subhanaw taala ultimately protected it so we know that the end of this is the protection of Allah subhanaw taala the end of it is Muslim. But until one and what about now what about us in the meantime, there are three advices that I want to give each and every single one of us inshallah tada as we see what's taking place around the world number one, it's not a time to become paranoid, the point of all of this, that you have to look over your shoulder and you've got to worry when you're in front of the Muslims. Now,

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you've got to worry about some bigot, you know, that belongs to the KKK, because suddenly that's a thing now in America, white supremacy is a serious thing in America. It never went away but it's it's manifesting its ugliest head right now. Suddenly, we got to worry about that. And suddenly we got to worry about the whole adage of our time darish the dogs of Hellfire Subhanallah that don't that don't leave anything off limits. Suddenly

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You got to worry about this and the point is not to be paranoid. vigilant. Yes, we should be vigilant, smart. Yes, we should be smart. But from a spiritual perspective, connect yourself to a loss of Hannah hoods and connect yourself to a loss of Hannah Hosanna. Because you don't know what moment is going to go from being a joyous moment to be always connected to Allah subhanaw taala. Instead of being paranoid, stay connected to a loss of Hannah to recognize the preciousness of life, the preciousness of those joyous moments, the preciousness of those moments of peace and sanctity and a bother because that can be taken away from you. Just this what we have here right now. This

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being able to come to this measure, then pray, tada, we can, and being able to sit with one another and spend the night here and not have to worry about drones and not have to worry about many of the things that other Muslims around the world have to worry about what light it's a great blessing of Allah. This right here is an incredible network that we have to be thankful for weather in Chicago to LA as the gun accommodates number two, be grateful for the blessings that you have in your life because Allah will increase you if you are grateful. So literally, this right here is something to thank Allah subhanaw taala for this right here is something to say Alhamdulillah for because as

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dangerous as it suddenly might seem for us here in North America, the fact of the matter is that it is 40 5060 times more dangerous than most other parts of the world. So this is something to thank Allah subhanaw taala for actively thank Allah for and we are actively to use the Naira that's been provided to us for that which is good. Number three, the importance of us to clarify the message of Allah and the message of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, believe it or not, there are people dumb enough to believe that an Islamic state could attack the second holiest place in Islam. There are people that are dumb enough or ignorant enough to still believe that that's still Islam or

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radical Islam. And we got to call it what it is. There are people that are that ignorant. And we have to clarify the beauty of this message. And some of you might be thinking, well, it's not our problem. And you know, there there are other attacks. And yes, you know, what, we need to still speak up, you know, ISIS is a symptom, deafness is a symptom. These are a symptom. There is an environment of destabilization that was created, which gave birth to these types of groups. So let's not shy away from speaking the truth. Let's not stop speaking the truth about the drone strikes and about the destabilization and the colonization of the Muslim world. let's not let's not be quiet

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about that. Let's not pretend that all that didn't happen. And ISIS rose out of a healthy environment in the Muslim world. We've got to talk about facts. And we've got to talk about the continuous drone strikes and the continuing killing of innocent people and destabilization that takes place in an ethical, civilized way. We still have to challenge that we can't run away from that and pretend that that's not a problem. ISIS is a symptom. ISIS is a symptom, there is a symptom. But you know, what makes this particular nastiness of darkness and extremism that's done in our name, uglier. And even more disgraceful

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is that it seeks to turn people away from our Deen and it makes our Deen look ugly to people. And the prophets lie Selim cared about that. He cared about that. He did care about perception. Let's not say that the prophets lie some didn't care what people think about Islam he did care what people think about Islam remember the love and obey been salute a man that would have been it was justified to kill off the love and obey and salute for the things that he was doing. He was actively committing treason in Medina. But the Prophet slicin um, said, leave him, leave him. I don't want people to say that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to kill his companions meaning the

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prophets lie some cared about perception. He cared about what this Deen is like in its presentation, that people do not conflate this religion with the ugly elements that are inserted into he cared about that someone lahardee was stolen. So it means something to us. That these How are these dogs of Hellfire, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said if I live to see them, then I would kill them and I would fight them. That these dogs of Hellfire make our Deen look ugly that matters. That matters. And it means we need to step up our game to not let them claim Islam to not let them obscure the vision of good people. So if they can't see what our religion really stands for, that

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means each one of us has to step up our efforts. Each one of us has to do a better job, not letting them claim

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Not just the pulpit, you know, it's one thing for them to claim the representation of the religion, but we're not going to let them claim our texts. We're not going to let them turn Jihad into an ugly thing. We're not going to let them turn Sharia into an ugly thing. We're not going to let them turn 1400 years of history, history of Islam, rich history, the likes of which produced civilization that we still benefit from today, we're not going to let them suddenly make all of that irrelevant and suddenly throw all of that out the window. We've got to reclaim our Deen, we have to reclaim our dean. That's important. That means something. So these are three things the brothers and sisters, I

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want us to really take as a renewed sense of vigilance inside of us. conduct yourselves to Allah. reclaim your religion. reclaim your deen not because it's fair, what ISIS is doing. And it's fair for people to conflate that with the dean. But at the same time, we have a responsibility and a loss of Hannah which Allah has put the ball in our courts as well. There's probably no other group of people because with this narrow of safety, we also have the ability to teach and to educate about our religion. So there is no blessing greater to us than our after our emaan our, our safety and our security, let's use it for that which is good in sha Allah to Allah, and at the same time continue

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to challenge the environments and the conditions that creates these disgusting and disgraceful groups in our Muslim world. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us and we ask a lot to protect us from their evil and we ask Allah to destroy them. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to remove them from the face of the earth and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to remove all manifestations of the holidays from the face of the earth. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to read this oma of extremism, to read this ummah of those that wish it harm, externally or internally, to read the world of oppressors and dictators We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect the innocent and protect the

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oppressed all over the world. We ask Allah subhanho to Allah to allow us to be carriers of Islam and reformation and peace to make us people that have realized peace inside of themselves. And that carry peace in the societies that are around them. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us people that live Islam, and that preach it in its proper way. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that the Nirvana that he's given to us, of living in the safety that we have today that Allah subhanaw taala preserves that Nirvana for us, protects our families and that Allah subhanho wa Taala allows us to be voices that will stop other people from having their safety compromised around the world. We ask

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a lot that as we have this nirma that he's given us in this country, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to strengthen us and embolden us and guide us to be able to spread that nirma to other countries as well. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to stabilize the Muslim world. We ask a lot to put back in at peace and return it to its days of glory. And we ask Allah Subhana junta Allah not to allow us to be consumed by the fitna that is around us We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make our best moments the last of them, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept this Ramadan from us. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to grant us cold help to grant us the ability to speak the truth in hardship and an ease in

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anger and in happiness. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us amongst those that are never ever led by their desires or led by their fears. But instead of people that are led by their taqwa of Allah Subhana horchata in everything that they do Allahumma amin will Salama Samana, Bina Mohammed Ronnie, he will