Omar Suleiman – Seeing Syria from Makkah

Omar Suleiman
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the depressing atmosphere surrounding the upcoming convention in Syria and the importance of optimism in forgiveness. They share examples of hesitant statements, including those of Islam's son and god's daughter. The importance of protecting Islam's values and finding ways to contribute is emphasized. The speakers also touch on the struggles of the prophets and their actions leading to the deaths of people in the Middle East. The importance of praying for the beast's potential and finding ways to contribute is emphasized.
AI: Transcript ©
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Salam aleikum. Our next speaker Shira Homer Solomon, I think Bella che Homer Sullavan doesn't need any introduction. He's our part of our ILF Islamic learning Foundation, which is another department of Ikana And Alhamdulillah ILF is doing very well. So I'll ask Shira Homer Silverman and his topic is seeing Syria from maca, Chef Omar Salam Munch

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so now I am not going to lie here but

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can you guys do me a favor and stand up everyone stand up please inshallah. No back massages yet. That'll be when you guys are really tired. Just stand up. Stretch out if you want to give a back massage. You can it will be at Sun

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masala only if you've read it.

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It's the beginning of the conference, but I still need you guys to have some life and you insha Allah. Alright, sit back down please.

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I will ask him in any manner, shape or form I'm a human hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Juana in LA I'm avoiding mean when people tune in what's up in Allahumma salli wa Salam o Baraka radicular Asuka Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam while early he was talking to Salam doesn't even cathedra so few things first number one mashallah This is the most people I've ever seen at a convention opening session including the National Convention. So you guys should be very proud of yourself of yourselves Mashallah.

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So there was a sneezing there was Aloha Kota

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Did you really not like that guy this

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now mashallah, this is the most I've never seen this many people that are opening session I was I wasn't expecting this to be honest with you. I was expecting like two rows of people. But hamdulillah the places are more than halfway filled. And we're just getting started. How many of you guys know what my topic is? Yeah.

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What is seeing Syria from MK Amin? Does anybody want to take a guess?

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Allah Akbar All right.

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Very good. So that the Prophet SAW sent him when he made his they were very few. But still Allah subhanaw taala gave them victory and they controlled Islam would control the greater part of the world including what Imam thought was talking about, which was Spain, but more specific seeing Syria from Mecca.

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Anybody? What is that referencing? Yeah, Sister over there.

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The hadith about a sham close.

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Something more specific and incidents that took place in the year 610.

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Or 570. What took place in the year 575 70.

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What took place in 570.

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was so lost my son was born and what happened when the prophets lysozyme was born? Was Allah sai Salaam. One his mother Amina, gave birth to him. Amina, she says and this is narrated by Ibn Abbas are the Allahu Anhu that one I gave birth to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam and this is before keep in mind this is before she did not live to see the prophets lie, some become a prophet. She only saw him for the first six years of his life. But she told the people around her that when he was born, she saw a light that came out of her body. And with that light, she saw the palaces in Hashem.

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The palaces in Syria, even when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born. Why is that something that is so relevant, you know, the topic that I wanted to choose, and this is sort of to start off the convention. A lot of times when we talk about the situation in the Muslim world, it's very depressing. And ironically, tomorrow, I'm on the panel about the Arab Spring, which is a pretty depressing topic, because it's no longer looked at as the Arab Spring anymore. Right? And I have to talk about that and when you talk about the Muslim world, and when you talk about the situation of the OMA it's usually very depressing, right? Usually it's like, well, you know what, we're just

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waiting for the mahadi and inshallah it's all gonna be corrected done. Then, you know, hopefully, or Eastside Islam will come and it'll all be settled, but we're living the last days. Usually, it's very, very, very depressing. And that's something that's very dangerous. Our deen is a very optimistic Dean. It's optimistic on the individual level. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whenever you make dua, do not say Allah Houma in,

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Oh Allah, if you will. You know, when someone comes and says, May Allah give you Jana in sha Allah shouldn't say that.

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I just say May Allah give you Jana? May Allah give you all done everyone say I mean, you don't say in sha Allah because that represents a lack of confidence in your. When you make do I don't even say Oh ALLAH if you will, the other Allah Allah until morclean Honorable II Java call upon Allah subhanaw taala while you are confident in the response, that's optimism, that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will answer you and you know what? Subhan Allah, Allah automall The Allahu Taala and he said that when I make dua, I'm not so concerned with the answer. I'm concerned with it coming out because Allah Subhana Allah to Allah inspires me to make the DUA that I know he's answered it Subhan Allah,

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I'm just worried about whether or not I get inspired to make the, if Allah inspires me to say it, then it hamdulillah because Allah subhanho wa Taala answers, maybe sometimes not the way that we want it to be answered, but Allah subhanaw taala answers our supplications so we should have optimism when we call upon Allah Subhana Allah to Allah rasool Allah. So I said, I'm taught us to have optimism in our Toba in our repentance that when we make its default, when we seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala, to have optimism to have a sense of optimism. I mean, subhanAllah we are told that not only do you have a chance to be forgiven for your sins, but you actually have a chance

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to turn your sins into good deeds. Because also allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us that whenever we make is the far Allah subhanaw taala will take that sin and will turn it into a good deed. It's replaced actually with edit, it's replaced with a reward and Subhanallah think about that when a person is feeling defeated. And a person is feeling down. A lot of us have done many, many bad things in our lives. There are people in here that maybe had an inclination towards de Nino, you know what, maybe now I should come and try to fix myself and things of that sort. And you know, every time you want to move forward, you start to think about the bad things that you have done. And

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we are told that not only can you be forgiven for that, you can actually make that a good deed. Well, so the loss is and I'm sad that on the Day of Judgment when the believer stands in front of Allah subhanaw taala. Keep in mind, this is a movement this is the believer. This isn't a non believer, the believer, Allah subhanaw taala lays out 99 scrolls of his sins. Each one of those scrolls reaches the end of his eyesight. Can you imagine? Just think, imagine yourself standing outside. And 99 scrolls are laid out in front of you.

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And you can't see the end of them.

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What are these? These are your sins? You've got to read them. We've got to go through them one by one. And also last lesson I'm says as the believer is going through those sins, his face starts to change colors because he thinks he's doomed. Then Allah subhanaw taala asks him Oh my servant. Have you made Toba? Have you repented for these sins? And he says yes. And so Allah subhanaw taala starts to switch all of those sins out for good deeds. So the scrolls start turning into HESA nuts until the prophets lice and I'm said the man will say to Allah subhana, Allah to Allah, Oh Allah, there are some sins that the angel forgot to write down. He missed the few because of how merciful last

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panel data is, shows you again that we should have a sense of optimism and so hold on one of the most beautiful poems that I've ever come across. It's one of the most inspirational poems is a poem that wasn't authored with a man sitting at a desk. It was actually a poem that was said by the mamma Shafi Rahim Allah to Allah as he was dying, and Imam and Mussolini Rahim Allah asked Imam Shafi, his student and Muslim he asked him how is your situation, and a Shafi authored a poem to describe his situation called elaida. Oh Allah to you, and it's a very long poem and you can search it online and their English subtitles to everything. Well, amongst the things that Imam Shafi Rahim Allah says, At

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the end of his life, said, Oh Allah, I look towards my sins, and I realized I had a whole bunch of sins. I've wronged myself many times, many, many, many times. I have a whole lot of sins. But then I realized that a little bit of Your Mercy is enough for a lot of my sins. So forgive a lot of my sins with a little bit of your mercy. Subhanallah optimism. The individual is supposed to have optimism in regards to his belief, not to despair. Could you have a bad day? Alladhina Astra for Allah and forcing him Lana takana toma Rahmatullah. So oh my say Oh, my servants who have transgressed amongst against their own selves, do not despair from the mercy of Allah in Allah Hi yah, Pharaoh the Nova

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Jamia Allah subhanaw taala forgives all sins, so we're taught not to despair in our individual lives. Now, how does this fit in with the community now when we're talking about one nation under God and when we're talking about

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The future of the Ummah and when we're talking about the direction of the Ummah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the ultimate optimist. You know, you know how how detailed the prophets lie Selim was with his optimism, the prophets I send them comes to Medina. And he says, What's the name of that valley? They say it's called the value of Malala. The value of being a stray because it's a very deep valley, and people get lost in it all the time. And you know that if you've gotten there, you've come to the land of No Man's Land, you've come, you've come to a place of no return. So if you go deep into that valley, you're lost. He said, change the name of that word, to

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why did he die? Or why did he call it the value of guidance? Don't call it the value of Ebola anymore. The province lies and um, saw another value. He said, What is that called? They said, that's called why the help. That's the value of war. It's what I dad's used to kill each other.

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In Medina, the prophets lie, some said, call it the Valley of sin, the valley of peace. He even changed the names of the valleys around him salAllahu alayhi wa sallam. That's how much of an optimist he was. Right? That's how much he wanted to infuse the OMA with optimism, so that they never felt like they were falling short. And they always saw the greater picture. And we see this throughout the life of the prophet slice and and we take the situation of thought of I mean, if there is any time where you would be more pessimistic,

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that I mean, it would be thought of as an OMA, there is never any lower point for the OMA because it's the lowest point in the prophets. Lysosomes life was thought, I finally think I have a way out. I finally think I have a group of people that are going to accept me. Not only that, but the prophets. I said, I'm had a dream of a land with palm trees and greenery. And he and the prophesy, sons dreams were wacky. They were a revelation. So he said, This is thought of it must be thought of. Right. And he goes to thought of thinking he's going to be accepted. And not only is the Prophet slicin not accepted, he's rejected, in a worse fashion than the rejection that he faced in Mecca.

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The people line up their children and they're super hot. And you know, they line up their people. And they make a narrow line and the prophets lie. Selim has to walk in that line for three miles

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while he's hit with sandals in the face, stoned, spit on. I mean, can you imagine a lower point and his life's on Allah Hardy was someone he said, That was the worst day of his life. That was the worst day of his life. You know, subhanAllah, where he had to be rejected in that way. And he had to face that not only that, he didn't, he didn't have Cathedral, the Allah and had to run home to like he did when he received the revelation Hara. He didn't have avatar lab to go to for protection. He had nobody except Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And at that point, as we know, that's when the angels come to him and they tend to breed it Islam brings him the angel of the mountain says, Look,

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if you want I can crush these people. Between these two mountains, I can crush them and by the way between those two mountains didn't just include BoF and included in Mecca to

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included Mecca to I will kill these people because of what they've done to you. And the prophets lie Selim said no, because you don't know what's going to happen to their offspring, perhaps from their offspring, there will be people that are saying that Allah Allah, Allah, And subhanAllah look what happened. The enemies of the prophets lie some their children, those people who tried to stop the growth of Islam, who tried to stop Islam as a whole and who fought the prophets lie Selim, were the same. Were fathers of the same people that would spread Islam to places like Egypt and Andrews. Their children were the ones that took on this message, Abuja who was a greater enemy to the

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province Isom and Abuja had his son Ekrem Radi Allahu Taala and who becomes a Muslim not only does he become a Muslim, he dies as Shaheed he dies as a martyr. hada didn't win either. Well, the Allah I know his father and when he'd called Rasul Allah sai Sena, muda MIM human, he called them the humiliated one. And look what Hadith all of the Allahu Anhu did, he fought over 100 battles spreading La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah all around the world.

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What about Ahmed and Rasul the Allahu taala? Right? I mean, these people their fathers were the greatest enemies of Islam and the prophets I send them saw that even in thought of even as he was covered in blood, the prophets lie Selim still had a sense of optimism.

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He wasn't dissed. He was not he was not put back or hindered by the situation around him. And Allah subhanaw taala rewarded him for that showing him that even you know, you might not realize and this is Subhanallah one of the reasons why we become pessimistic is because we only see things for what they are around us. You know, we see things at face value. The prophets lie some had no idea that a group of jinn had come to life and accepted his message.

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If he had no idea, meaning you don't know the effect that you left behind, how can you, you know, I hear people all the time say, I'm not a pessimist. I'm a realist.

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Right? And there are probably some people like that in this room. I'm a realist. I'm not a pessimist. But being a realist just means that you've submitted yourself to a pessimistic situation.

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Right? It's it is what it is, you don't know what it is in the first place. There were agender that accepted the message of the Prophet sly center. Not only that, but went and spread his message SallAllahu wasallam. And even after that, when the prophets Isaiah is making his his right to Medina, and Soraka, bumalik are the Allahu Tada and who is coming to capture the Prophet sallallaahu Salam and kill him. And eventually when Soraka realizes that his horse keeps falling over every time he gets close to the prophets lysozyme and that this is a special man and he comes to the prophets I send them to become Muslim and to seek forgiveness. But as soon as I said I'm looks at him as a

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fugitive the prophets I send them is leaving Mecca trying to find trying to escape Mecca to go to Medina and says to him cave Antiochus raka how will it be all Soraka when you have the bracelets of Kisara, the most powerful man in the world on your hands?

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That's kind of crazy, right all the way in the middle. Not even in Medina yet and the prophets lysozyme is saying you who came to kill me, not only will you be forgiven, and not only will we be okay, you are going to have the bracelets of the most powerful man in the world on your hands. Subhan Allah, He saw that sallallahu alayhi wa salam

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and the Prophet sites that have never lost it. And subhanAllah we there are so many incidents that we can reference. And not only did the mother of the prophets isin MC Syria from Mecca, Rasul Allah sigh Salam Saussurea, from Mecca, one digital sulla Seisen MC, a sham, greater Syria, which includes Palestine, Lebanon, Lebanon, Jordan, when did he see that sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Battle of hunt duck in the Battle of the Trench where the Muslims are surrounded. Now keep in mind here if this group of Muslims has killed this, I mean they're threatening the very survival of Islam here. You have a group of Muslims amongst them Rasul Allah Isola all of the Muslims surrounded from all

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by a much larger army than them but it's coming to do away with them completely. This is the survival of Islam here. And at the at the suggestion of Salam on the Allah I know the Persian, they build that ditch, they build the hunt up and they came across a huge stone that couldn't be moved. And they and many of the Sahaba tried to move it and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he starts to hit that stone and also Allah so I salaam with the first strike of the stone says Allahu Akbar.

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I see the palaces of Hashem. But the keys of Hashem have been given to me. And I can see it's read Palaces from where I'm standing right now.

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They might not even survive this battle. I can see the palaces, the red palaces of a sham right now. And he strikes it against sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he says, Allahu Akbar,

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the keys to Persia have been given to me. And I can see it's white Palaces from where I'm standing right now. And he strikes it again and he says, Allahu Akbar, the keys to Yemen have been given to me. And I can see the gates of Sona from where I'm standing right now. It's panela. Even at those moments, the prophets lies I'm just telling the Sahaba not only are we surviving, we're spreading. You just can't see I see it you don't constantly telling them? Well Salah Salem as narrated by Ibn Ahmad the Allah I know the prophets lie. Selim was one day sitting with the Sahaba and he said to them, is there anyone in here from Egypt and the Egyptians here, just a few May Allah Subhana Allah

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Allah grant ease to the people of Egypt and may Allah subhanaw taala Give victory to Islam in Egypt and all over the world? Everyone say I mean,

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Rasul Allah, as I said, I was sitting with the Sahaba and the prophets lie, Selim says, you're going to go to a land and the inhabitants of that land, the land of Messiah, the inhabitants of that land are the children of hudgell.

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The children of misma el hijo. So whenever you conquer that land, be extra kind with their people.

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This is just the conversation when they're sitting down. By the way whenever you guys conquer Egypt,

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be extra special to those people because their mother is our mother had a smile. Even then the prophets lie Selim was optimistic he saw victory And subhanAllah the greatest factor the greatest conquest of Islam, according to Abu Bakr Siddiq are the Allahu Anhu was the day that the Muslim seemed to be humiliated. And that was the day of her day BIA ALLAH SubhanA

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other calls that they've heard they be sorted in a conquest heard they via when the Muslims had the opportunity now to do Dawa freely. That was the conquest, even though whenever so Haledon had or so hated no armor dictated that the prophets lie Sam's name will not be written Muhammad Rasool Allah, but instead Mohammed did not Abdullah and not Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, Allah, Allah I know didn't want to write these things and ultimately Cataldo the Allah I know was going around and saying, aren't we on the truth? And Aren't they on falsehood? Why are we backing down? I mean, the Muslims thought it was a bad day. We weren't able to make Omaha we were let down we're turning around

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humiliated. But I will record all the allow Tyler and who says there was no conquest in the history of Islam greater than Saudi Arabia than the Treaty of her day BIA.

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He said that people were short sighted customer Orion people were short sighted they didn't see some holla even use those words. They were short sighted. They thought that you know what, this is humiliation. But he said I have seen so hated no camera. The man who is saying that you cannot write Mohammad Rasool Allah on the treaty on behalf who is representing the enemies of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I have seen so Haledon or ombre in hajj, trying to catch the hair of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And when his tribe started to lead when his tribe apostate it, he was the one that stood up and said, You people gave the Prophets lie Selim a hard time before you

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need to stand with this religion. The same man? Why was that a greater conquest in the eyes of America so they call the Allahu Anhu the Mecca what's greater than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam coming to Mecca

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and an opening that land that he was driven out of with 10,000 companions and telling the people in glory. Come on out of your homes, you are safe and going to the cab and Billa Radi Allahu Anhu standing on the cabinet and saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, and the prophets of Allah, Allah and I'm walking in the cab and knocking down the idols, what's a greater victory than that? Sort of her Davia? Why? Because it laid the framework.

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It laid the framework the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam destroyed with dalawa the attachment that the people had to those idols over three years, so that when the idols were broken, nobody cared.

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There was no attachment.

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He broke those idols spiritually before he broke them physically. He had the opportunity of Dawa having the opportunity to do that our is the greatest victory in Islam, being able to talk being able to preach and you know, something dear brothers and sisters when we look back in the history of the OMA, you know any man that Rahim Allah to Allah, he said if you want to know the situation of the Muslims, this is very interesting what he said. He said if you want to know how the Muslims are doing worldwide, look at the 300 ohms. Look at Mecca Medina in Jerusalem, and it will tell you everything you need to know about the Ummah and how true is that? Subhan Allah when you read through

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history, if you look at Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem you can tell the situation of the Ummah Mecca looks like Vegas

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right? You've got the sparkling Clock Tower, you've got all those huge buildings and towers and then behind those buildings you have utter poverty

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a greedy OMA there's no doubt about it. And OMA that has a huge discrepancy in terms of its wealth. There's huge economic disparity in this Omar. It's what it looks like. Right, Medina the same thing.

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Jerusalem, conquered under occupation. And the Muslims are fine with it. I mean, let's face it. You know, el coche isn't even isn't even news right now. We've got too many other things to worry about. Right? The first level of the Muslims under occupation. Most people are not really concerned with it anymore. Right. There's so many other things to worry about. You always look at those three places and you can see the situation of the Ummah

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And subhanAllah. It's very difficult to be optimistic in these times in particular, right. What about Salahuddin Rahim Allah to Allah, you know, something? If you look at Salahuddin just 100 years before Salahuddin the first and only time in the history of the Muslim world, there was no hedge.

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You know that there was a year in our OMA where there was no hedge. Talk about depression. When the Karami club, a group called the Quran militant extremist group conquered the Haram murdered the Hajaj as they were on their way there. Took the black stone I mean, you have to you read books at first for those few years. The scholars had to talk about how to do that part of hedge. How do you gesture towards the black

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extort when it's not even there, no hedge. Can you imagine 100 years before the 50 years before Salahuddin in Medina Reynald from the Crusaders tried to confiscate the body of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, and mutilated and hanged it for people to see. He made an attempt and he almost succeeded at taking the body of the profits by selling out of the grave and hanging it so that all of the Muslims could feel a sense of humiliation. And then I'll coats Jerusalem, you know, take away all of the bloodshed that the Muslims had gone through. And the Crusaders, not only killing the Muslims in Jerusalem and indifferent and in the wider part of a sham, the greatest

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massacre, perhaps that you will read about in our history as the massacre of mandala

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where the Muslims were not only massacred, but they were eaten by the Crusaders.

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The flesh of them was eaten by the Crusaders. You're born into that world. And in Masjid Al Aqsa, there was no Yvan and no iqama and no Salah for 96 years.

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96 years and there was no Salah there. All three of the huddling I mean, you're talking about an extremely depressing situation. And sulla had been is born into that world, Rahim Allah to Allah as far as the Muslims are concerned, not only do they not have a hadith and you know, I'd argue that it's better that we don't have a Khalifa. Then when you have 40 people that are claiming Khilafah

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and the groups are fragmented in that way, and strife between them. He had to deal with that. Do you know how Salahuddin started to change that situation? Anybody tell me you know how you know how what what Salahuddin started doing before battle? What did he do?

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Uniting the Muslims? How did he unite the Muslims? What did he start doing? What is the beginning of Salah Dean's efforts.

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he wrote letters.

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He wrote letters.

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He rose he raised awareness in the Ummah, he wrote letters to all of the different parts of the Muslim ummah and started to bring the OMA together. And subhanAllah. Glory, glory. I mean, you just read about the history of Salahuddin it's nothing but glory. He brought the OMA together not only to conquer itself, but to reconquer the parts that were taken away from it.

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It just took awareness and you know, subhanAllah when I look at our situation today, let me tell you why I'm optimistic. I'm extremely optimistic, because a YouTube video shot in Houston, Texas, can start something in Pakistan.

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Am I wrong?

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You know, subhanAllah, the smallest thing we are so connected as a world today because of the internet. And yes, it has its flaws. And yes, it's very dangerous. We are so connected, that the entire OMA has no choice but to influence each other. You don't even realize it the influence that you could have through the internet. Right? I mean, we are connected with the entire world. You know, subhanAllah, we saw what happened, you know, there was this this false news story. And I don't know if you guys saw it, this false news story that in Angola, Islam was banned that they destroyed all the messages in Angola, and they banned Islam, and you had people going insane online. Right?

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How can this happen? Now if I was to pull out a map, and I'm not trying to insult any of your intelligence, but if anyone's intelligence here, but if I was to pull out a map and walk around and say point to Angola,

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who would be able to do so? Unless you're from Angola?

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Right? Subhan Allah, there's things travel just like that.

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We have access to the news of the Muslim ummah, we know what's going on with the Ummah, we know and you know what, yes, it's depressing. And yes, media is powerful. And yes, we can see how that can turn against us. We know how bad things have gotten for the OMA but you know what, you can change it from here, you can change this entire massive body of Muslims and the situation of the Muslims from here.

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If you work hard enough, and you make use of your opportunities, and Subhanallah you know, a lot of times and this is really one of the worst things that I see with our Ummah, and this is something and I think that inshallah to Allah, it will change until it can change, but it's this, this understanding this idea, because I know I'm gonna get this I always get this complaint after a heartbeat about the situation of the machine. If, you know, we've kind of like we need to talk about, like relevant things. We need to talk about relevant things, you know, like my son's got a girlfriend. That's a relevant issue.

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And there's lovestruck tonight for those of you that don't know, okay, we're talking about marriage and things of that sort. You know, we need to talk about this and we need to talk about that and we need to talk about this issue and that issue and this issue and that issue. We don't have time to talk about them.

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slums in Syria? Are the Muslims in Burma or the Muslims in the Philippines. We don't have time to talk about all of that. But you know what? I would actually argue that one of the reasons why our Muslim youth struggle so much, is because they don't have larger goals in life.

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Because Subhanallah if you can connect yourself and listen very carefully, if you can connect yourself to causes that are greater than yourself, then you'll find it easier to control yourself from its desires. If you're thinking about causes that are greater than yourself, if a person is deeply connected to the situation of the OMA all over the world, and by the way, this has Eman implications as well because the prophets like Selim said, Whoever is not concerned with the affairs of the Muslims, Felisa Mina is not from them.

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Okay, so it has great implications. But if our youth, if our Muslim community here in the United States is concerned about the global Ummah, then we'll find it easier to think about greater things and to not waste ourselves away and silly, foolish sins. Want to have time for that. You think a Muslim who's deeply involved in the cause of Philistine and the cause of Syria and the cause of Burma and the causes Somalia and the cause of all of these different places you think that that person is going to have time to waste themselves away in front of a computer screen? You know, watching whatever it is that they're watching? You've got greater issues, you got bigger things to

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worry about. And subhanAllah you know, we look at a man by the name of Abu Mahajan, a McAfee Rahim Allah to Allah abou imagine a third Kofi is interesting because I'm imagine a McAfee was a man that used to always get drunk inside of Nabil Wakasa, the Allahu Anhu. He had him he just, you know, at the time of Battle of God, the CSI them know your password. You know what, I'm tired of dealing with you, you get drunk too much. You drink too much alcohol. I'm just going to tie you up. And I'll deal with you. When I get back from the battle of cada. See, I'm sick of flogging you for getting drunk.

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And sad. There'll be a law on who told his wife to watch a Mahajan. Watch him. And they're out in the Battle of God this year. This is one of the most important battles for the Muslims and other minds and thinks to himself, the Muslims are out there and called the sea and I'm over here getting last for being drunk.

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He was ashamed of himself. So he begged the wife of sad just let me go and be a part of that. And he said, and he said to her, I'll, I'll make sure that I wear something that I keep my face veiled so that no one knows who I am. And I'll come back and I'll have myself tied up. And you know what, no one will ever know that I was there. And she actually agreed. And I will imagine wraps his face goes out to the Battle of God, the SIA fights incredibly bravely. And after the battle is over, he goes right back to the wife of sad is tied up and he's not gonna say anything. After the Battle of God, this is over. Everyone's looking for the man that was fighting so bravely whose face was veiled. So

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they're saying Who was that who was that they thought maybe it's a person that wants to remain anonymous that doesn't want to come out. So they said, you know, subhanAllah this person doesn't want to come out. And they inside though the Allah Allah, I know, even made the art for the one that fought in the battle with his face covered. And so I don't know the Allahu Anhu comes home after the Battle of God, the SIA and he's having a conversation with his wife. And you know, back then it wasn't like you come home from work and you say, hey, guess what happened at work today? Come home, like, hey, guess what happened at the Battle of God, the SIA

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starts to tell her about what happened at the battle. The CEO, says there was this man that came

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with his face VILT, who fought so bravely in that battle. And we never figured out who it was. And she says, Do you want to know who that was? That was above imagine a sucker for your prisoner. So go free him if you see fit, sad, the law, the law and who goes to him and he frees him and he says, well, law he, I will never last you for drinking again.

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And he said, Well, Allah He I will never return to drinking again. It's the last time I've committed that sin. What woke up imagine up there's a deep there's a deep connection here. What woke up imagine up he realized that he doesn't even have time for sin. I'm busy changing the world. I don't have time to drink alcohol.

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And if we can inspire our youth to be connected to the cause of the OMA and think greater than themselves, and think for the OMA and think about the future of the old man how they need to be involved in the revival of this ummah. They're not going to have time for that stuff. They're not going to have time for that stuff. We need to be inspired once again and we need to think for the Ummah once again and we need to we need to understand that our deen is one of optimism our Dean as the profit slice and I'm sad man, Carla HELOC and NAS for lack of home and he said in another narration for what a HELOC a home whoever says that the people have perished and they're helpless

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and they're hopeless and there is nothing going on.

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on, you know, the Muslims are done with, then he is the worst of them he is the one who's most hopeless amongst them. And in another narration, he's the one that's making everyone else hopeless. You know what they call that now, they call it analysis paralysis, analysis paralysis, someone who looks at the big picture and starts ignoring, ignoring his local community, her local community and things that they could do to contribute to that change and just says we're done with, that's what they call it, analysis paralysis, but I'll give you guys something else. And this is an incident this is something Subhanallah that I'll never forget and you may or may not find this relevance, you

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may or may not find this relevance. Okay. When we talk about the John, when we talk about the coming of the Antichrist and the prophets lie, some warned us about him much and we were taught to make sure and all of our Salah you know for Allah Subhana Allah to protect us from the fitna that the job and we talk about the coming of the Madeon we talk about a Saudi his salah. Now I remember once Sheikh Mohammed Amina Shan Katie Rahim, Allah to Allah. And this was sort of a q&a session with his students. And he was talking about the Prophet SAW Salem and he was talking about this issue of who the greatest companion was, it was actually a Dulles on the football of Abu Bakar the virtues of Abu

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Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu. And he said, but there is a hobby that's greater than aboubaker.

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There is a companion that's greater than aboubaker. Who is it?

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Now, Khadija,

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Jesus, Teresa allihies. His Salam

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is a greater Sahabi than Abu Bakr Siddiq or the Allahu Taala I know how his that at the moment basically Rahim Allah said or ISA Alayhis Salam is the greatest Companion of the Prophet slice Allah because he fulfills all of the requirements of a hobby. He met the prophets why Selim while he was alive, he believed in Him and He will be part of this ummah, when he comes back. He will pray like we pray. He will do Hajj like the Muslims he will collect Zika Sorry, sorry, Instagram is also hobby is a companion. And Asha Christian PT said. He said so Ebisu Glad Tidings if you live to see the time of Isa allihies Salaam and you are from his Alma bedni lie to Allah we are part of the OMA of

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Muhammad spy salaam under the leadership of Isa Ali salaam, what does that make us?

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we will be from the successors of the Sahaba it's not all bad. It's not all bad. Just work according to what's been given to you. And realize we have a great opportunity because we don't need to write letters anymore. Okay, we can change the entire Ummah in the light and we need to think for the Ummah and we need to think about our local communities. And even if that means, you know, working in an effort that no one else has worked, worked on, you know, I always mentioned sad web Wakasa the Allahu taala. And who, and I know my time is up, so I didn't know Abby will possibly Allah. I know when he saw the division and the Omani saw the fighting you know where he went, China.

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So I didn't want to be what cost uncle of the profit slice and I went to China and built the first Masjid there. And you know what, it's still there. It's still there. Subhan Allah, no matter how bad it gets, there's always something positive for you and I to do. And every optimist in history and everyone who has ever made history was called crazy. It's okay, let people call you crazy and do crazy things in a good way in accordance with the Quran and the Sunnah. And that sounds kind of weird. But, but do things in sha Allah to Allah be be productive and think while you're at this conference, what you can do in sha Allah to Allah, to actually contribute to the whole Ummah to the

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entire Ummah and bringing the entire Ummah back to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and, and allowing the entire Ummah to reconnect with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and with this incredible message, even if that means starting a Muslim college fraternity, we have the first Muslim college fraternity in Dallas mashallah, right? Whatever it is, just be optimistic and do something productive in sha Allah to Allah. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us all amongst those that contribute. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us from a side of the coin, to make us from those that are foremost and contributing and contributing and we ask Allah

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Subhana Allah to Allah, to make us amongst those who will be in the highest tier of genuine need for the dose and and companionship of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to forgive us for our shortcomings. Allah humma Amin, a political leader Mustafa La La Santa Monica RAM to Library Council.

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This is like a lot of shuffleboards lemon. Inshallah, this concludes our session Maghrib time here is 520 but we'll give 10 minutes so people can make Wazoo so inshallah we'll pray Maghrib at 525 and next session will start six o'clock here in Sharla. Du Lac Aloha salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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bongaree will be in hh and Hall we are Friday prayer was

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