Omar Suleiman – Ramadan Joy And Gaza Depression

Omar Suleiman
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the similarities between the Prophet sallli wa sallam and the Prophet sallimm, including their focus on emotions and actions, the importance of the "by the way" of joy, and the "day of better" in achieving spiritual goals. They also touch on the death of a woman in history of Islam, the concept of "medest lifting suffering" and "medest lifting," and the use of "medest lifting" to ease suffering and achieve happiness. The segment ends with a message of praying for the mother of a woman who was supposed to die.
AI: Transcript ©
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We begin by praising Allah subhanaw taala and bearing witness that no one has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is his final messenger, we ask Allah to send his peace and blessings upon him, the prophets and messengers that came before him, his family and companions that served alongside him, and those that follow in his blessed path until the day of judgment. And we ask Allah to make us amongst them Allah man, I mean, your brothers and sisters with Ramadan, just a week away. And with the continued genocide in the bazaar, may Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for our brothers and

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sisters in the USA, and in Philistine and all over the world, Allah I mean, there's a sentiment that has been circulating around and I have to admit, I feel some of it myself, which is it doesn't feel like the Ramadan spirit is really in the air. It feels very different. When Ramadan is approaching, while every single day you're continuing to watch an unfolding tragedy before your eyes, where the images only get worse, and we can't unsee the things that we are seeing. And we can't remove the impact that they're having on us, while also anticipating seeing the heat out of Ramadan and beginning the month of Ramadan. And that sentiment is a legitimate one, that it feels different this

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year. And it should feel different this year. But I wanted to speak about it in the capacity of how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions sort of dealt with this constant movement between joy and grief, this constant movement between tragedy and a moment of respite, which is a common theme in the theater of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And as I was Subhanallah thinking about some of the Hadith that we have in this regard, there's a very interesting line from our mother aren't you shall have the Allahu Taala and where she describes Fatima as the hara Radi Allahu taala. And in those moments with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as the Prophet was

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leaving this world, as the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was dying. We know the famous story where he called Fatima Radi Allahu Taala and her to his bedside, and he whispered something in her ears, about the Allahu Taala and her that caused her to cry severely. And then the prophets I seldom called her once again, and he whispered something in her ears that caused her to laugh, and he shall be allowed to Anna and her did not know what the conversation was. But as she was watching the emotions of multimodal the Allahu Taala Anna, there's one line in this narration that's very profound. She said Maota a to kill Yomi Farah Han Acaba, minimalism. I've never in my

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life seen joy and grief, this close a person go from grief to joy that quickly like the way that her body language transformed in a moment was deeply profound. And I shuffled the Allahu Taala and who was the one who said about her father, I'm Rebecca Sadiq law, the Allahu Anhu on the hijra, that I've never seen a person cry happy tears, like my father, when the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam informed my father, that he would be on the journey of the hijra, accompany the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhan Allah, how incredible it is to see a human being go from intense grief to intense joy in a moment. And of course when she inquired and she asked faulty model, the

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alotta Anna Anna, what was it that your father sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to you, eventually Fatima tells her that the first time he let me know that this would be his last moment Salalah when he was saying that he was going to pass away. And the second time, he let me know that I would be joining him out of his salatu salam and indeed fancy model the Allahu Taala and who would be the first to pass away after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and join him in that blessing of gathering. But Subhanallah the joy and the grief how is it that you could switch that off? How do you go from being in so much pain to being so happy in just a moment? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi

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wa sallam described on lay little Israel will launch on that blessed journey that night. As he was going through the heavens, seeing the money his Salam, and before he knew who are the money his Salam was, he said, I saw this man sitting.

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And as he's sitting in the center, there are some souls going to his right, and some souls going to his left. When he looks to his right. Ally, his Salam, he laughs and then when he looks to his left eye, his Salam, he cries, and I asked you believe it is Salam. Yeah. Gibreel Madhava. Who is this man? What is this man? What's going on here? And he said, This is your father Adam, it has set up. The souls that are transitioning on his right are the souls of paradise and he's enjoy over there being saved and the souls that are

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To his left are the souls of hellfire and he is paint over their doom, the same man Subhanallah going from intense joy to incense sadness in a moment. And the scholars mentioned that this is the nature of how he programmed is us how Allah subhanaw taala created us that we witnessed things that make us happy, and we witnessed things that make us sad. And we are constantly between those two things. But the difference between the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the righteous ones, and most people who try to balance those emotions is that the companions of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam go from intense grief, to intense joy over that which Allah

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Subhana Allah has promised. They don't go from grief to heedlessness, but they go towards happiness when they see something that is of what Allah subhanaw taala has promised the believers and that is a precious happiness that cannot be found except through Iman, except through faith.

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And that's why you could be watching the scenes of Gaza. And you could be an intense grief as you should be an intense grief. When you see someone who physically is torn to pieces, barbarity that we should not be witnessing on our screens, but a world that has failed them intense grief when you see the way that their bodies are torn. But then you can also find joy in knowing that that same body that has been torn, has a soul that has now flown to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and is experiencing what Allah subhanaw taala has promised us so for the Hanaa Bhima attack from Allah hum and fugly. That's perspective. And both of those emotions are valid in the moment. And as Muslims when we sort of take a step back and we say well, how do I find joy in Ramadan in a month of worship? While also knowing that this is happening is my only way to enjoy my Ramadan and to make the most of it ignoring Reza for a few moments ignoring the plight of the Muslims for a few moments? Absolutely not. It is in fact to combine both of those emotions with perspective. Why are you grieving when you're grieving? Why are you in joy when you are enjoy if Ramadan to you is a month of

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festivity. If Ramadan tea was a month of the stars of Ramadan is a month of great community if Ramadan is a month of lights of Ramadan is a month of looking forward to your eID and looking forward to the spirit of Ramadan and that sense yes, because is a true spoiler for you.

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But if Ramadan is a month of worship, is a month of very bad, what better month to get close enough to Allah subhanaw taala to where our do as for our brothers and sisters are more impactful. What better months to have perspective than when the last five months have been giving us a smacking perspective in our faces in escapable. What better month to lose your appetite for this dunya. If you haven't lost it over the last five months watching what's happening in Reza, it actually is the exact same thing. It's not about the manifestation of the emotion it's about the driver of the emotion. And Allah azza wa jal keeps us balanced and grounded to that foundation by the events that

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happen in our lives to our community, and then to us as individuals, and that's why the day of better, which happened in Ramadan, the day of better which was a great day of joy for the Muslims overcoming an oppressive enemy, the day that the pharaoh of this ummah, the fifth element of this ummah, was finally taken out the day that the Muslims were supported by the angels. Imagine the joy coming back to Medina, with the victory of better and the first news that you hear when you enter into Medina is what? That the daughter of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam died on the exact same day.

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Roca passed away on the same day, you're coming back with joy. And then you hear the news of the death of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his daughter. And you realize as the Sahaba used to call it a day of great joy and a day of great sadness that every single day Subhanallah and every single momentous occasion and every single milestone in our lives, combines the two emotions so that we can maintain our perspective so that we don't worship the emotions or become too intoxicated by the emotions or submit ourselves to the emotions but we submit ourselves to the Lord of all emotions in all circumstances.

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I love the other half hour aapke we submit ourselves to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah Who gives us reason to laugh and reason to cry. But the good reasons to laugh and the good reasons to cry drive the same level of sincerity. And so what's Ramadan with the husband the background, it's a better with Rukia passing away because there are many rookies that are passing away right now and has what's Ramadan with a bender in the background. It is

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A moment in which we all anticipate that there are many more battles to come, many more difficulties to come. And there are many more promised victories to come as well. But knowing that Allah subhanaw taala will test us with good and with bad will test us with hardship and ease and yes, Allah will test us with happiness and sadness. Every single moment in the Sierra, what's a more legendary day than feta Maccha the opening of Mecca but you don't think the prophets like Selim was a little bit sad remembering the Hadith or the Allahu Taala and had died before he was driven out of Mecca as well. That's what their ultimate mentioned of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam is desire to stay

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in her June close to and more Allah where Khadija will the Allah Tada and has buried you don't think there's a moment of well, how much can I really enjoy this moment when I don't have all of the people with me that died so that this moment could happen? Isn't that the case for all of us, we lose our loved ones, or we go through devastating circumstances and when we finally taste what we were seeking, it's not as sweet because it's missing someone or something. That's Allah subhanaw taala Anna's way of keeping us balanced. That's Allah subhanaw taala his way of keeping our perspective there. And on that day of fetac Mecca when Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu his father finally

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becomes Muslim. And as joyful as he is at the Islam of his father, he starts to cry. Why? Because I remember the prophets like Selim, and how badly he wanted that for his father figure Embleton perspective. So he goes from laughing to crying, because he remembered and that's actually the point. There is a word in the English language that we sell. We say multiple times the word is bittersweet because everything in this dunya that has some sweetness to it also comes with a cheer of bitterness. And everything that comes with bitterness also has its share of sweetness if there's patience and if there's perspective and I want to end with this one narration with Allah He tireless

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narration from other sorry that Cody will be allowed to I know, in a Timothy an amazing narration, because he describes the day of judgment he says, Edo County, Yama, Yama, OTB Bill Moti, Cal capsule EMLA. He said that or he narrates that on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanaw taala will bring forth death as a ram to be sacrificed the end of death and he says, For your cough will banal Jannetty winnaar And death is set up between paradise and hellfire.

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You want to a moment to scare you on the Prophet sly some describes people looking out at that RAM because the people of paradise are called in the people of hellfire are called to watch that RAM May Allah make us from the people of paradise that are watching it from that perspective.

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The prophets like some mentions everyone is watching what's going to happen with this ram death manifested in a ram

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said for us the homie on rune it has sacrificed while they are watching.

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And at that point Subhan Allah in the narration of Abu Saeed or the Allahu Taala and God and the hidden fellow in the NATA Farahan la Mata Hello Jana Willow Anna had an Mata has an unlimited Luna. In that moment, if there was any group of people that could possibly die out of happiness, it would be the people of Jannah.

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And if there was any group of people that could possibly die out of grief, it would be the people of anatomy Allah subhanaw taala protect us alone. I mean,

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what does that tell you about the nature of this life, that the joy is not meant to delude you, and the grief is not meant to kill you. It's all meant to give you that sense of perspective. Today Dear Brothers and Sisters, we will be praying janazah on the mother of our dear brother face or smug has been our brother and a member of our community who's done a lot for us with him the law may Allah reward him and make this a sadaqa jariya for his mother. So they have great sadness when we bury a believing woman when we bury someone that clearly was dedicated and devoted to her Deen. May Allah subhanaw taala accept her and forgive her. Allah Amin and in the same moment where you see us a lot

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to the Janaza after Salah you're going to see a brother who is taking shahada May Allah subhanaw taala give him great thoughts give him sincerity and steadfastness upon this new way. In one moment, you send someone to their new life and another moment you welcome someone to their new life. That's the way this dunya is. That's the way this life is. And you know what it's meant to be that way. That's not a flaw in the scheme. That's actually divine wisdom in the scheme, even if sometimes we don't like it.

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May Allah subhanaw taala allow our brothers and sisters and vice versa to find relief and ease and victory in this month for the month of victory. May Allah subhanaw taala be with our brothers and sisters that are suffering all over the world. May Allah subhanaw taala allow this Ramadan to be Ramadan, not in which we

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become more heedless of him but in which we become more aware of him and in the process more aware of our brothers and sisters around the world may Allah subhanaw taala ease the suffering of the oppressed all over the world may Allah subhanaw taala uplift the unloved Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam all over the world may Allah azza wa jal forgive us for our shortcomings in regards to him and in regards to our brothers and sisters all over May Allah Subhana Allah Allah have mercy on our deceased brothers and sisters May Allah subhana wa Tada allow this moment in history to be a moment in which the Dawa takes hold and many more people find Islam and may Allah azza wa jal to make us

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able vehicles Allah him I mean acquittal Cody how there was stuff allow you to work on a Saturday must mean for stuff we don't know for Rahim.

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hamdulillah Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while early he will be here, woman voila, your brothers and sisters as I mentioned after Salah there will be Janaza and Shahada. That means there will be an Allahu Akbar of the exit of someone from this world and an Allahu Akbar of the entrance of someone into Islam. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah allow our hearts to be overwhelmed by the greatness of Allah subhana wits Anna so that we see Allah subhanaw taala through our sadness and through our happiness Allahumma Amin Allama Nina nuts. When was the Amina when was the match? I hear him in one minute in Nicosia on carbon would you be there what? Allah MacFarlane our Hamner wa for ANA wala to

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Cordoba we inherited fascia you wouldn't want to carry well Betty your ego coming to Allah come to the Coronavirus Corolla have croquembouche crew Juan and Irma is it lecan What are the Corolla he Akbar? Allahu Yamuna toss now and welcome salah.

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