The Ashura Within
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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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 sallam 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 blessing path until the day of judgment. And we ask Allah to make us amongst them, Allah Amin, their brothers and sisters, it is very easy to witness from far away a situation of tyranny, a situation of looting, and to disconnect yourself from that tyranny, and to
say what a horrible tyrant that person is, and what a great people those that resist that tyrants are. But what is much more difficult is for one to actually interrogate themselves, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us to do with every single element of our lives, in the most personal of ways, even with stories that happened long ago. We are in the day of Ashura, a day that ALLAH SubhanA which Allah gave victory, to Musa alayhis salam over the tyrant for their own, a day that other narrations suggest, was also the day that new honey his Salam, his Safina his ship, had completed its rescue and he thanked ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada a day after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam were saying all the Allah Tada and his grandson sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went forth to confront a tyrant, and was honored with shahada in one of the greatest tragedies in Islamic history. A day in which we reflect upon a person confronting one confronting oppression in the most personal and most difficult of ways. And I want you to think about the way the prophets of Allah who it is and I'm spoke about every other terminology that we have in our deen and Muslim ocol area. Salatu Salam, Al Muslim all men Saudi man, Muslim woman, the Sunni here, well Yachty a Muslim is the one from whom other people feel safe from their hands and from their tongues. And in in one narration,
the prophets like Sam said and Muslim woman selima nurse, or Muslim is the one from whom the people feel safe from their hand and feel safe from their tongue. He also said some Allah when he was telling me no man, Amina Hernandez, Allah demanding him while I'm wearing him and a movement a believer is the one that the people feel safe. They feel a sense of trust when it comes to their blood and when it comes to their wealth, and he said some Allah who it was salam Well, Mohandro Manhattanville, hatha yoga was the new and a Mahajan, a person who truly makes Hijra is not the person who does migrates from one land to another, but a person who migrates away from that which
Allah subhanaw taala has prohibited from the sinful things, the major and the minor, the public and the private. That Hijra has a personal element, that Islam being a Muslim has a personal element that being a movement has a personal element that involves everyone and everything around you. And mu j, domain, Jahad. And NAFSA. A person who is Mujahid is not just the one who's in the battlefield, certainly that is one form of being engaged in a struggle. But a Mujahid is the one who strives against themselves, to make sure that they purge all of the evil from within themselves. So all of these terms, they have an implementation at a very deep level. And I want you to think about
the people of Musa alayhis salam, after Allah subhana wa Tada save them from the ground. And they have in their minds, a very clear idea of what a volume of what a tyrant looks like. If you were to say to Benny, it's the law, even the word vaanam. tyrant, immediately, a certain image will come in their minds, and it's going to be for their own, because they experienced the cruelty of their own and they knew him to be a lot of
and if you were to ask anyone in here, think about a volume. Surely you would think about a certain oppressor a certain dictator, someone other than yourself. But I want you to think about the people of musante salaam, who had a very specific idea of what a volume is of what an oppressor is. And then Musa says to them, you are only in wallum tomb and Fusa converti ha the coordinates
Oh, my people, you have oppressed yourselves. You have oppressed yourselves. Tell him I think Wait, what? Were oppressors? Yes, you have become oppressors. If only to yourselves, booty ha the Kamala agent, by resorting back to the ship that Allah subhanaw taala
Under saved you from
I want Allah azza wa jal mentions that you do not wrong yourselves in these days fell on top of the LIMU fee hidden and forsaken don't wrong yourselves and these days, and Allah subhanho wa Taala warned you from being a vollum Lena FC and there are some people men homebody when enough see some people that wrong themselves, think to yourself, how can I be an oppressor even to myself?
Well, you can't be an oppressor to Allah subhana wa Tada because you can't hurt Allah subhanaw taala but how are you an oppressor to yourself?
In your entire existence, as a soul as a rule
for a short period of time Allah subhanaw taala emerges this through with this just sets this body and the soul together to become knifes to become the self and you are now the occupier of the soul. Allah subhanaw taala has entrusted you with something so precious, no other human being can create it. They can play and tinker with artificial intelligence. No one can create a real rule except for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And Allah puts that in your care and gives you the tools called F la Hammonds, aka wakad Harbor man the saga rarely hear succeeded who has purified it. And verily He has failed who has harmed it, who has dirtied it, Allah azza wa jal put that soul at the mercy of the
tools that you have in this dunya as enough smell.
And on the Day of Judgment,
the soul and the body will be at war with one another for the one that used to wrong himself. The hand testifies the tongue testifies, the eyes testify. And you would say to those and couldn't, couldn't Daniel Jordan, I was arguing on your behalf. But in reality, you oppressed yourself, because Allah gave you a soul. And you are the owner of that for a moment here, in that you have the tools to purify or the tools to corrupt and if you choose to corrupt you corrupt yourself and you oppress yourself for now totally more enforcer calm, don't wrong yourselves, if that's the very minimum of it, do not become an oppressor to yourself. And so when we think about one, there is the
capacity of looking deep inside and saying, Am I an oppressor to myself? When we think about London, there is the capacity of not just thinking of yourself as the ruler of a nation, but asking yourself very critically, have I become a volumn? To my family? Have I become a volume to the people that have dealt with me in wealth have I carried any type of volume that is unratified and that Allah subhanaw taala will confront me with on the day of judgment. And sometimes we may distract with our acts of worship from our acts of woman. And I want you to think about a narration or Behati that I'm loving all the Allah Tada and Houma. He was approached by some some people from an airlock and they
asked him about diamond burial about the blood of a mosquito.
You know, subhanAllah, you think about people that are very, very strict on the rituals, they want to make sure their will do is right. They want to make sure their EBA is right. They want to make sure that every single element of their salah of their slum is right. And they're very obsessed with the minor details even and every detail counts because nothing is insignificant, but they get to a point where they obsessed themselves with that and they ignore major things. Major discrepancies in the deen in their lives and so on love no matter what the Allah Allah said, Where are you from? And they told him where they are from. He said Subhan Allah. Yes. Aluna Andaman baru wakad Cthulhu even
an OB Allah is Allah Allahu Allah, he was salam. They're asking about the blood of a mosquito. And they have said the blood of the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of course being the grandson and her saying well the Allah Tada Andrew, can you imagine the discrepancy in your mind when a person who said the blood of a descendant of the grandson of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is asking about the blood of an insect and what that does for a person's will do? I'm loving the Allah and Oman saying, What are you thinking about here? How did this become your deen? How did you turn that into your religion?
Aren't you thinking about other things as well? The harm that your hand has committed and asking yourself about the fear of meeting Allah subhanaw taala with that on your hand.
Allah azza wa jal mentioned to us what God harbor Mohamed El volna Verily, the one who carries and oppression a transgression on their back on the Day of Judgment will fail, they will lose. And you've got to ask yourself, is there any volume in my life
that I recognize that I need to take
care of before I meet Allah subhanho wa Taala because I don't want to stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala as a violent as an oppressor, and someone might think to themselves, well, you know what we live in a day and age where the only way to survive in this jungle of dunya in the 21st century is to be an oppressor before someone impresses you. And also Law Center morons be the abbot of Allah who is my room, not the one who was born him be the one who is McLuhan, not the one who was caught and when that time comes, choose to be the one who is wronged do not become the one who wrongs when that time comes. And people murder choose to be the murderer Do not be a murderer.
Because the consequences of harm in this life are relegated to this life, but to committing harm carries with you into the Hereafter. And it can become a major issue. People say it's the only way I can function in the society, because I have to commit volume here, and I've got a wrong here and I've got a cheat here. It's not an excuse.
One of the narrations of our Prophet a ubani his salaam it had been not to be Hatem is that when are you running a salon was making your art to Allah subhanho wa taala. He said, y'all Rob Oh my lord. You've provided me health and wealth and children.
phenom Yeah, come on Allah baby. Yes, school Naevi. Holman, vollum. To who? And not once in my life, did anyone stand at my door? complaining of a volume of an oppression that I have committed against them?
Can we say that as well when we make dua to Allah? Oh Allah, no one has complained about a forum that we have committed against them. No one has said that I have wronged them. Can we claim that with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada the way that a human body is Salam could or have we conveniently forgotten? It's panela, another great leader, one of the greatest leaders of all time, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Rahim, Allah Tiana, who is known for his mark of Aladdin, his mark of justice. He was a copy of his grandfather on maternal health hospital, the Allah Tada and who he took the philosopher at the age of 38 years old, and in two years established as an established justice throughout the
earth. And everyone praises Him for His justice. And he would go back and remember when he was the governor in Medina, in his 20s, and the Khalifa at the time, gave him the order to carry out a punishment that he did not believe was justified against Kobe, the son of Abdullah Vnus lair May Allah subhanaw, Taala be pleased with him.
And he used to think back on that when people come to him and they praise Him and they tell him, you're this and you're that and look at your justice, he would cry, and he would say, What, Kate for the whole day? What about Kobe.
You praise him for 100 things, he goes back and he remembers his one fall. And it's the one fault the one fear of volume that keeps him doing 100 More praiseworthy things because it keeps him humble. It keeps him grounded.
And so if you say to yourself, I don't think I've ever said anything that harmed anyone. hamdulillah good, but think harder.
If you think to yourself, I've never wrong anyone think harder because your tongue has surely slipped even with the Arab with the honor of your brother and sister at some point and seek Allah's forgiveness for that and rectify your faults. Do not meet Allah subhanaw taala Anna with those forms of lung unreconciled meet Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment while being able to say yeah, Rob,
anyone that I wronged I sought their forgiveness and I tried to make things right. Yeah. Rob, I tried to deal with everyone with justice and fairness Yeah, but those that you placed in my care will only claim Exxon will only claim excellence from my treatment towards them.
Do not meet Allah subhana wa Tada with a lot with with the portfolio of a volume with the profile of an oppressor, their brothers and sisters, we see all over the world, all types of tyranny. We see it in an emergency the luxol May Allah Subhana Allah free our brothers and sisters in our muscle OXA and liberate the land of Philistine from its oppressors. Allahumma Amin, we see oppressors from within and from without.
And every single one of us should be concerned with those forms of oppression today, and should be dedicated to ending those forms of oppression today, and then transfer that into the end of oppression from within a talisman of home, to clear our homes to clear our hearts to clear our tongues from wronging people and then to focus on joining the noble causes of people that are striving against the tyrants of the day and to never
Forget what is happening there and my role in what is happening there, while at the same time not being disconnected from what is happening here. It is the day of Ashura, it is the day that ALLAH SubhanA which Allah gave victory to Musa alayhis salam over his fear own. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to give victory to the oppressed all over the world. Over there tyrants We ask Allah subhana wa Tada to give them victory over their tyrants. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to purify us from all forms of tyranny in our speech and our wealth and our hearts, with our families, with our friends, with those that are at our mercy with those who work with us. May Allah subhanaw taala
purify us from ever committing violence against any person that is in our lives. Allah Amin Apolo haha that was tough for Lalibela Somalisa and Muslim investor Pharaoh in a horrible for him.
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