My Master I Appeal To You My Weakness
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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My Master, I Appeal To You My Weakness – Omar Suleiman
ICNA Convention – Baltimore, MD
May 23, 2015
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spinarak nama human hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Allah say he's getting ready he will be he married mom Suraj has still got it doesn't mean Mashallah You look just as good as you did when we were in Baltimore in 2002 Mashallah that was my first they can convince him to see you may have lost parents, I bless you, may Allah reward you. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala allow anything good that we have achieved to be in your scale of good deeds, as a community and as and as students of knowledge. Because you are everyone's teacher here. Allah bless you. And Subhana Allah, the amount of time that I have isn't really enough to deliver the concept but I know that we
still have more inshallah, to Allah to go and I know that everyone is here to listen to a variety of things. What I wanted to address and there are common themes that we're constantly hearing throughout this convention, and an assembly line of anatomy to see topics that are relevant to see things that are current are important. And when we talk about the prophets of Allah ariosa when we talk about this concept of injustice and dealing with volume, and a loss of Hannah hoods out of himself, saying, Yeah, evacuee in the harem to Lola infc. Oh my servants, I have made oppression, injustice, forbidden for myself was to Havana como Hama, and I've made it forbidden for you for that
salon will do not wrong one another. The mamsa Fianna thodi Rahim Allah to Allah, He said Allah Subhana hearts Allah. Never other than this prohibit something upon himself for a lot to distance himself from transgression and oppression. to a point that Allah Subhana hoods Allah says, I have made it how Tom for me, the ultimate soul legislator, Allah subhanho wa Taala distances himself from a woman and says, Who are you then to wrong one another? Who are you then to to, to carry out an injustice against your brother or sister in humanity or in faith, because we wrong one another, out of a false illusion, of power and authority, the tyrants of the world, both past present and even
future think that they have the authority to wrong other people. And that's why the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he walked by a man once who was beating a servant, he said to him, Allah is more capable of doing that to you than you are to him. And the prophets lie Selim feared it for himself. His Salatu was Salam. We're talking about our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and understanding the relevance of the messenger sly Salaam to our times and to our context. The prophets lie Selim has been relayed about the law and who narrates that one time the prophets lie Selim, he poked one of the young onsolve as he was laughing too hard just to tell him to calm down a
And oh, say it says that that young man stood up to the Prophet sly Salaam, and said, allow me to avenge myself.
The Prophet seisen could have easily said Do you know who I am? I don't have time for your games right now. We're going through something we're kind of in the middle of battle, and important things. Can we do this later? on. So last night sallam, he says to him, go ahead and poke back. Go ahead and do it. And you know what? He says back to him. He says yada, yada la in LA camisa. You have a shirt on you? Well, they certainly are commies and I don't have a shirt on me.
And the prophets lie some lifts his shirts. And the young man grabs the profit slice alum and embraces his stomach and he says, in order to have a lawsuit of law, that's all I really wanted from you, yada. sutala but look at the fear of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and since it's a conference about Mohammed, can we say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam please. I'm only seeing the Imams moving their lips sallallahu alayhi wa sallam peace and blessings be upon him. He feared it that much. Or it might have been a family law No, because this was a culture now of fearing oppressing another being Earth mom all the time, who at the age of 84 years old honey fetch what also the law
he sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The Khalif of the messenger sly sallam, he pinched a young man's ear.
And the young man looked at him and he told him you hurt me. It's not as an old man could have said shoe just go along. But instead it is normal the low tide and who says pinch my ear back and the young man says that he's a kid. I'm not gonna pinch your ear says go ahead and pinch. And he insisted until the young man put his hands on his ears and he said pinch harder for Inaki sauce of dunya dunya a one woman kiss Lawson
hero because the taking back the revenge of this world is far less than the revenge of the hereafter go ahead and pinch harder, hurt me so that I can feel it so that a loss of hundreds and it doesn't take me to account for that on the Day of Judgment. That was the fear that the profits license I'm put in the heart of his companions for wronging another human being, however, we go a step further. It's one thing to not wrong. It's another thing to stand with those who are oppressed and those who are wronged, to stand with the weak to stand with the downtrodden to stand with people that are oppressed, to stand with people who are not given their rights. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam profoundly addressed this attitude in the companions as well. So I didn't know me were possibly allowed to and when he looked around at the companions of the Prophet sly Selim, you know, a lot of times when we watch those movies, we're guilty of this too, by the way, when we portray the companions of the profit slice on them, just like Musa alayhis salaam does not look like Christian Bale. All right. zipline howdy that does not look like he looked like in the movie The message. We have changed the image of the companions as well. And the Sahaba were not dressed very well when they first accept that Islam. If you were to see the prophets lie Selim and his companions in Mecca,
they were an abused, downtrodden group of people that supported the prophets lie Selim. There were some double backups. There were some might have been else. But they were the exception. They were not the norm. People that had been abused their entire lives on the basis of their race on the basis of their economic status, victims of tribalism, the brutal system of tribalism. Those are the people surrounding the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you were looking at the love No mcdorman or the law of Thailand or the blind poor man, you were looking at below the low tide and who the wasn't of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was tortured in every imaginable way. You were looking
at hubbub a lot. You were looking at it in Maseru, that all the allowed Thailand and even Massoud was not this huge galleon warrior, even though the alongside Anvil was number one, from no lineage that we know of. In fact, we don't you know, his mother's name is only when you look at the history of Islam, the mother of Abdullah we don't even know her name, even though she was around. And even Mr. Little the allot of time who was physically in his physical stature was so short that when all the allotted time and who saw him on the allotted time, I knew kneel down and he was III with him. He sat on his knees, he got down in the position of total insula that you sit down, and they were
eye to eye. That's who is with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This was an abused group of people. This was a people that had suffered before Islam and Islam empowered him. You had former thugs.
You had people from the tribe of the fall, which was known for robbing people. You had all kinds of people around the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And you know what, sorry, I didn't know me, well, cos was a noble man. He looks around at these people. And he's thinking to himself, like, wow, this is our oma.
And our solar system looks at sad. And he sees that, and he says, Hello, tones are on our todos de poner en la Blanca, it
does, Allah supports you, or give you victory, except by virtue of your weak ones of your vulnerable ones. And they're gonna interpret that statement in two ways. Number one, that those same people that you think are weak because weaknesses of perception in our eyes, we think they're weak, they're not weak. Society might have tried to render them weak, but they're not weak. those same people that you look at and you'll be little are the same people that Allah subhana wa tada will establish the religion on their backs. And that's exactly what happens. And you know, what, Allah subhanaw taala told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because we as human beings naturally target those of
influence. And you know what i want to underline this, we should not focus our data only on people of influence, underlying only. There is a place in Islam for doing data to people in authority and people in power and people who hold influential positions, but we should not focus our data only on them. Why do I say that? Because Allah subhana wa tada said it to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was fair enough. Second Marian Latina, the owner of the home belladati when she you read una wacha keep yourself patient with those people that might be perceived as weak, but they call upon the loss of Hannah which Allah day and night seeking Allah subhanho to add his pleasure seeking his
face seeking Allah subhanho to add us glory and his help. Those are the people that Allah Subhana Allah will give victory to this religion through you know, it's amazing when the
People have status started to enter into the religion. Did the prophets lie Selim hold an award ceremony? Give me like a metal, give above a metal and say thank you for your services. But now we're gonna put other people in these positions. Absolutely not. Below was always the morning of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Massoud or the Allahu taala. And who was the close friend of the prophets license in Medina to a point that people thought he was from Alan Bates. He was from the family of the Prophet slicin because of how close the prophets lie, some kept him to him. Well soulless, Eisen didn't say, Thank you guys. But now we have
now we have other people that can take the role. No, because Allah subhana wa, tada brought greatness to those people, and a lot through those people. And a lot of times, we think that when we do data to only people of influence, that's the only way this religion will be given glory. And it's never been the case. And it will not be the case today in some kind of law. If you look at excellence projects, one of them was the halfway house. And I've been at many fundraisers as it can relief when they're going through the halfway house project. And people are sitting there thinking themselves like,
what are these people going to do for us? Why should we try to provide an avenue for people that have been incarcerated to get back into society, and to be empowered again? What are they going to do for us?
spamela think about that approach. Think about that thought, think about what your messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say to you, if you were to say, what are we going to do with all these poor people? And you know what? We've bought into this notion. And this is part of our misunderstanding our not understanding the cause of the oppressed and the cause of those who have been wronged for so long in this country, that we've actually bought into the narrative that all those who have been incarcerated all those young black men and women that have been incarcerated deserve to be there. We bought into it. And that's why we have no compassion.
And I would ask any one of you, would you dare do data to a man named Satan?
Would you do that went to a man named shavon. If you were to see Malcolm X Rahim, Allah Tada, whose nickname at one point in his life became Satan. Would you have bothered to give the Mandela would you have bothered to give the man a chance? I'll take one Malcolm X over 100 celebrities any day?
Would you give them a chance? Or would you just overlook him? Hell tortosa kona Watson sorona elaborado.
And the second meaning of that Hadeeth, which is the more correct one as a hobby Rahim Allah, Allah says that Allah Subhana hearts, Allah judges, a people by the way, they take care of the oppressed amongst them. Allah will judge a people by the way they deal with their own vulnerable if the people turn their backs and yes, it's from the greatest signs of the Day of Judgment. The prophets lie Selim asked, Who was the one that asked me about when the Day of Judgment is about sola sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, either amount of I'm totally too sad when trust is lost, then wait for the Day of Judgment. And they said How is it possible that trust can be lost out of soda law? He
said when people that don't deserve to be in leadership are placed in positions of leadership, it's very convenient for us to think that one day everything is going to be okay. That you know the rulers will be just the Presidents will be just the kings will be just that all you know people who are in religious leadership will be moral and righteous and upright as Sophia nfld Rahim Allah to Allah set some 30 million US either solo Han Solo Hatton oma, were either faster, the faster that Aloma there are two groups of people, if they are righteous, then the entire omo will be righteous. And if they are corrupt, the entire oma will be corrupt, he said and mooloolah people who are in
authority, and the scholars those who are in a place of moral and religious authority, but that's not likely to happen. It's happened very little in our omas history. In fact, we're both of those classes, were fully righteous and can be trusted and the oma could follow in their footsteps, meaning we are left to ourselves. And we have to ask ourselves, how do we treat the poor amongst us? Where is our war on poverty? Where is our war on that volume that's been committed against them? Because that's a transgression as well. Where's our war on that? Where is our son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he used to make your ad to a loss of handling to add a woman? Yes.
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Oh Allah, I asked you for the ability to do good deeds to abandon sins and for the love of the poor. Where's the love of the poor? Where's our looking to?
The man who felt like the cloth of the carrabba didn't need to be changed because poor
People were more deserving of having their clothes given to them. Where's the example of Abdullah his son of the loving aroma who wouldn't have a meal unless there was an orphan at the table? Where's the example of Omar bin Abdulaziz, the grandson,
who when he was passing away and the royalty of the world came to his door to accompany him, he chose to surround himself with the poor.
Because he said, These people are closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala These are the people I want to be around. As I depart from this world, that's part of our religion, that's part of our faith, to take up the cause of the vulnerable that when we go to any society, when we are within any lens, that whoever is oppressed in that lens, whoever is being wronged, that becomes our cause, by extension of our humanity and by over and over our faith, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and you know, think about this, as soon as I sell them, all of the verses of caring for the poor, and and and fighting, transgression and fighting oppression. They didn't come in Medina, they
started in Mecca. They started in Mecca, the verse way he then mo Oda to see that to be a thembinkosi that when a young girl who was buried alive is asked for what reason were you kill? That's a mucky verse.
Why you don't live in Mojave? That's late Mecca, early Medina. These are early messages, economic trends, economic oppression wronging people on the basis of their gender wronging people on the basis of their race and on their tribes. These are mechi messages and you know what the prophets lie Selim when he was approached by a people who are being wronged you know, a man comes to the Prophet slice them and tells him Abuja, he owes me money.
And this is in Mecca. The prophets lie Selim doesn't say to him, I've got bigger problems with Uncle john, you worry about your money, he's trying to kill me.
The prophets lie Selim takes his cause as his own, because he knows that the help of a loss of Hannah hoods Allah comes through helping others that are being wronged and that are being oppressed. When we are here in this society, when we are part and parcel of this fabric of the fabric of this country.
It is for us, upon us, to ally to ally ourselves to be allies of those who are being wronged and those who are vulnerable, no matter who they are. And I know you've heard this multiple times throughout this convention, and over the last few months, but dear brothers and sisters, to address what's what you perceive to be an unjust reaction to a system that is unjust without addressing the system that is a form of injustice in and of itself, that's a form of volume in and of itself. When you sit there and you talk about, you know, the the riots without addressing what causes people to take to the streets, and not involving yourself as a community or as an as an individual, with those
who are being systematically wrong and have been systematically wrong for so many years, that in and of itself is volume that in and of itself is an injustice. That's a transgression. That's your job. That's my job. And let's stop with the appropriation nonsense. It's like God, you know, Subhana Allah, a friend of mine mentioned this today when we sit there and we say, but we've got bigger issues to worry about. We've got other people being killed. We've got these people being killed, and we've got these people being wronged over there. And we've got these people being wronged over there. That's like going to someone's funeral and saying, I'm not going to grieve for you or pray
janazah because I've got my own janazah to attend to. It makes no sense. It's not from our religion. It's hypocritical. The prophets lie. Selim didn't do that. But also la slice them never turned down the need of a person because his own needs sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was more important at the time. Every need, needs to be addressed by us. Every single one of them. It's our job as a community. It's the son of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and our Prophet sallallahu wasallam SubhanAllah. I want to leave you with a very beautiful narration from NSM nomadic called the Allahu taala. And
you know when we become distressed when we find ourselves vulnerable. When we start when we find ourselves in need of someone. What we usually turn to is return first and foremost to our outlets and we vent about how terrible Our lives are.
We call the Imam maybe we go find someone that we can talk to call our friends. Very few of us will call upon the loss of Hannah hoods Allah and a signal Malik are the allowed side and who he says about the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said I've never seen anyone in my life with a Hajj with a need, that he went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam turned away from him even if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was suffering himself when the Sahaba
With being would feel any hardship inside of themselves when the Sahaba felt like they needed someone to talk to. They knew they could go to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam when they felt like they needed some money, they needed some help. They knew they could go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when they felt like you know, things were getting tough on them in this world, they just needed to talk about life. They knew they could go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when they were hungry, they knew they could go to the Prophet slice on them because the prophets lie Selim, though he himself was hungry, Masuda la sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would never
turn them away.
He'd never look away. It's time for us to not look away. And you know, Subhana light and with this in my last two minutes, you know, even when we speak about the civil rights champions of this country, when you speak about about a Martin Luther King Jr. and the watered down narrative of MLK.
The guy that only gave one speech in his life apparently the I Have a Dream speech, not the man that was considered too radical in the last year of his life that the n double acp distanced themselves from him, not the man that said America suffers from the triple threat of poverty, racism and militarism. Not the man who gave a speech called breaking the silence on the war in Vietnam, not the man who was supposed to give a speech The day after he died called why America might go to hell. I didn't say it. Martin Luther King Jr. said it
but you know, what do we say that out of bitterness towards our country? Do we say that out of bitterness towards our society? Do we say that because we like chaos? No schefflera summons me a lot to Allah He says in the law that you came or Donatella ardila were incarnate calf you know why the modela tovala encounter muslimah Allah will establish adjust nation even if it's a disbelieving nation. And he will destroy oppressive nation even if it's a Muslim nation. His students notify him or him on Lazzara. He says Allah subhanho wa Taala never destroyed a nation because of because only its theological disbelief. But Allah azzawajal says a lack Nahum Lama Vala Mo, we destroyed nations
when they became oppressive. So when we stand up for those that are being wronged, systematically wronged, we are actually doing a service to our country. We're actually trying to save our country from ruining itself. That's something that Allah Subhana Allah gave to us and it's an it's an obligation of faith. And it's also what true patriotism is, we ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us the people that stand for the rights of the oppressed, that stand for the rights of those who are being wronged to not make us ourselves transgressors or our oppressors. Not even by our silence, we ask Allah subhanaw taala not to make us a people who see wrong being committed in front of them, and
who abandon those people that are being wronged and who neglect those that are wrong. We asked Allah subhana wa tada for the ability to do good to avoid evil and for the love of the poor Lama. I mean, there's often a lot of hate on Santa Monica.