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Omar Suleiman


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AI: Summary © The Prophet sallahu alayhi wa sallam is a significant event that shaping the culture of fearing and oppressing. The importance of the event is highlighted, along with the need for people to stand with those who aren't given their rights. The use of the "oppressed" term in Islam is discussed, along with the importance of addressing one's needs and expressing one's stance. The need for everyone to address the lack of support for certain groups and community is emphasized.
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so now my econ rahmatullah wa barakato

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Spinarak normal human hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah kitty or the Eddie he will be as marine Imam Suraj has still got it doesn't need mashallah you look just as good as you did when we were in Baltimore in 2002 masala that was my first thing to convince him to see you may Allah bless you, may Allah reward you. And may Allah subhanho To Allah allow anything good that we have achieved to be in your scale of good deeds as a community, and as your and as students of knowledge. Because you are everyone's teacher here, may Allah bless you. And subhanAllah the amount of time that I have isn't really enough to deliver the concept but I know that we still have more

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insha Allah to Allah to go and I know that everyone is here to listen to a variety of things. What I wanted to address in there are common themes that we're constantly hearing throughout this convention. And and hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen to see topics that are relevant to see things that are current are important. And when we talk about the prophets of Allah or your son when we talk about this concept of injustice and dealing with volume, and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah himself saying, yeah everybody in the haram to learn about Allah NFC Oh my servants, I have made oppression injustice, forbidden for myself Watch out to Hubei Naka Maha Rama and I've made it forbidden for you

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but that's a lot of them will do not wrong one another. The mamsa Fianna authority Rahim Allah to Allah, He said Allah subhanho wa taala. Never other than this prohibit something upon himself, for Allah to distance himself from transgression and oppression, to a point that Allah subhanho To Allah says, I have made it haram for me, the ultimate soul legislator, Allah subhanho, to Allah 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 and humanity are in faith, because we wrong one another, out of a false illusion, of power and authority, the tyrants of the world both past

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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 and his salatu 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 saved him and her lied about the Allah and who narrates that one time the prophets lie. Selim he poked one of the young unsavoury as he was laughing too hard

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just to tell him to calm down a little bit.

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And oh, say it says that that young man stood up to the Prophet sly Salem, and said, allow me to avenge myself.

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The prophets, I said, 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? Well, so Leslie Salem, 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, Yeah, Rasulullah alayka calm Eason. You have a shirt on you. Well, they certainly are commies and I don't have a shirt on me.

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And the prophets lie some lifts his shirt. And the young man grabs the profit slice alum and embraces his stomach and he says in order to have a Rasulillah that's all I really wanted from you, era suit Allah. But look at the fear of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam 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's not even I found on the law. No, because this was a culture now of fearing oppressing another being Earth mom will be allowed to I know at the age of 84 years old khalifa to Rasulullah

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Khalifa of the messenger sly sallam, he pinched a young man's ear.

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And the young man looked at him and he told him you hurt me. This man is an old man could have said shoe just go along. But instead it was mom all the time. And who says pinch my ear back. And the young man says I'm a kid. I'm not going to pinch your ear. He 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 SASL dunya dunya Juan Aman ki Sasa

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After all, 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 Allah Subhana Allah doesn't take me to account for that on the Day of Judgment. That was the fear that the prophets I said, 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

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alayhi wa sallam profoundly addressed this attitude in the Companions as well. So I didn't know I mean, what possibly Allah Allah and when he looked around at the companions of the Prophet sly Salam, and 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 prophets lie Selim, just like Musa alayhis salam does not look like Christian Bale. All right. Zaidan Hadith it 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 accepted Islam. If you were to see the prophets lie Selim and his

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companions in Mecca, they were an abused, downtrodden group of people that supported the prophets lie Selim. There were some Abu Becker's there were some Abdullah 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 wa sallam you were looking at our beloved no Maktoum or the Allahu Anhu the blind poor man. You were looking at below the low tide. I know. The more other than of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was tortured in

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every imaginable way. You were looking above him a lot. You were looking at him and Mr. ruderal the Allah Allah I know and even Massoud was not this huge Galleon warrior even masu little the Allah Tala animal 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. Google the Allah Tala and who was physic in his physical stature was so short that when I'm gonna read a hotdog it'll be a lot of time and who saw him I'm gonna photogra the Allah Tala I know kneel down and he was eye to eye with him. He sat on

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his knees, he got down in the position of total rock in Salah that you sit down, and they were eye to eye. That's who is with the Prophet salallahu 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.

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You had people from the tribe of Fatah, which was known for robbing people. You had all kinds of people around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you know what, sir? I don't even 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 ummah.

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And also Allah sai some looks at sad. And he sees that, and he says, hell tones are on our totals the corner Illa

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does Allah support 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 weakness is a 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 subhanaw taala 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

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influence. And you know what, I want to underline this, we should not focus our debt, only on people of influence, underline only there is a place in Islam for doing Dawa to people in authority and people in power and people who hold influential positions, but we should not focus our Dawa only on them. Why do I say that? Because Allah subhanaw taala set it to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was good enough second Mariela Dena DeLuna rob the humble audacity will ashy, you read on our watch. Keep yourself patient with those people that might be perceived as weak but they call upon Allah Subhana Allah to Allah day and night seeking Allah subhanho to add his pleasure seeking his

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face seeking Allah subhanho wa Taala as glory and his health those are the people that Allah subhanaw taala will give victory to this religion through and you know, it's amazing when the

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People of status started to enter into the religion. Did the prophets lie Selim holding award ceremony? Give Bilal a medal, give her Bob a medal and say thank you for your services. But now we're going to put other people in these positions. Absolutely not. Bilal was always the more than of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even miss rue de la the Allahu taala. And who was the close friend of the prophets lie some in Medina to a point that people thought he was from Al Bayt he was from the family of the prophets lie some because of how close the prophets lie some kept him to him, but also Allah sai some didn't say, thank you guys. But now we have honorable hotdog.

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Now we have other people that can take the role. No, because ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada brought greatness to those people and Allah through those people. And a lot of times, we think that when we do Dawa, to only people of influence, that's the only way this religion will be given glory. And it's never been the case. And that will not be the case today. And subhanAllah. If you looked at Exynos projects, one of them was the halfway house. And I've been at many fundraisers, as in relief when they're going through the halfway house project, and people are sitting there thinking themselves like,

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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?

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Subhan Allah, 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.

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And I would ask any one of you, would you dare do Dawa to a man named Satan?

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Would you do that went to a man named Shavon. If you were to see Malcolm X Rahim, Allah to Allah, whose nickname at one point in his life became satan. Would you have bothered to give the man Dawa? Would you have bothered to give the man a chance? I'll take one Malcolm X over 100 Celebrities any day?

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Would you give them a chance? Or would you just overlook him? Hell tours are gonna we're gonna elaborate on them. And the second meaning of that hadith, which is the more correct one as Bobby Rahim, Allah, Allah, Allah says, that Allah subhana, Allah to 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 also allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Either go here until Amana until they

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decide when trust is lost, then wait for the day of judgment and they said how is it possible that trust can be lost? Yeah, to suit Allah. 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 Cynthiana 30 Rahim Allah to aniseh SINFONI Mina nurse either Solo has also had to Loma where either faster the faster that in OMA, there are two groups of people. If they are

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righteous, then the entire OMA will be righteous, and if they are corrupt, the entire ummah will be corrupt. He said Al Malik will run amok, 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 almost history, in fact, where both of those classes were fully righteous and can be trusted, and the OMA could fall in their footsteps, meaning we are left to ourselves. And we have to ask ourselves, how do we treat the poor amongst us? Where's our war on poverty? Where's our war on that volume that's been committed against them because that's a transgression as well, where's our

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war on that? Where's our sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu and he was someone who used to make their ad to Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah man, yes, Alka fairland karate, karate well hillbilly Moroccan 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 Amen? I'm gonna have Bob it'll be a long time. I know. The man who felt like the cloth of the cab didn't need to be changed because poor

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People were more deserving of having their clothes given to them. Where's the example of Abdullah Hassan Abdullah Abdullah Omar who wouldn't have a meal unless there was an orphan at the table, whereas the example of Omar bin Abdulaziz, the grandson,

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who won 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 faith as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and you know, think about this Missoula sly Salem, all of the

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verses of caring for the poor and fighting transgression and fighting oppression. They didn't come in Medina. They started in Makkah. They started in Mecca. The verse where Eden moda to say that to be a them been quoted at when the young girl who was buried alive is asked for what reason were you killed? That's a Mackay verse.

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Wait a little morphine. 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 McKee messages. And you know what the prophets I send them when he was approached by a people who were being wronged you know, a man comes to the prophets lie some and tells him Abuja, hell owes me money.

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And this is in Mecca. The prophets lie Selim doesn't say to him, I've got bigger problems with Abuja, you worry about your money, he's trying to kill me.

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The prophets lie Selim takes his cause as his own, because he knows that the help of ALLAH SubhanA, Allah to 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.

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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 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

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are being systematically wrong and have been systematically wrong for so many years. That in and of itself is the one 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, subhanAllah, 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

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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 and also lost my son. I'm 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 sunnah of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Subhanallah I want to leave you with a very beautiful narration from anus of nomadic cattle, the Allahu taala. And

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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 we turn first and foremost to our outlets and we vent about how terrible our lives are.

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We call the Imam maybe we go find someone that we can talk to call our friends. Very few of us will call upon Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Allah signal Malik Radi Allahu taala, and who he says about the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said I've never seen anyone in my life with a Hajer with a need, that he went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam turned away from him even if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was suffering himself when the Sahaba

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would be 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 wa sallam, when they felt like they needed some money, they needed some help. They knew they could go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when they felt like, you know, things were getting tough on them in this world, and they just needed to talk about life. They knew they can go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when they were hungry, they knew they could go to the prophets I send them because the prophets Elijah Salam, though he himself was hungry, was sold allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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would never turn them away.

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He'd never look away. It's time for us to not look away. And you know, subhanAllah 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,

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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 NAACP 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

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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. Shuttle Osama bin Tamia Rahim Allah to Allah he says in Allah Allah yo Kima Donatella Adela were incarnate cafiero. Well, yeah, the Madona told Vadim our incarnates Muslim, Allah will establish a just nation even if it's a disbelieving nation, and he will destroy oppressive nation, even if it's a Muslim nation, his student if not, I am Rahim Allah to Allah. He says Allah subhanho wa Taala never destroyed a nation because of because only its theological disbelief, but Allah azza wa jal says, Lucknow home Lama

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Vala mu, 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 Allah to Allah 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 oppressors, not even by our silence, we ask Allah subhanaw taala not to make us of people who see

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wrong being committed in front of them, and who abandoned those people that are being wronged and who neglect those that are wrong. We ask Allah subhanaw taala for the ability to do good to avoid evil and for the love of the poor Allah humma I mean, does that come allow hate on Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.