The Living Martyrs In Gaza’S Hospitals
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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As well as Samira administrators. He was, number one hamdulillahi rabbil aalameen Whenever one Ilana one, I mean when I ask people to do the clean, a lot more solid wisdom about a karate kata, so they can Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam early he was talking to he was selling to Seaman Kathira the brothers and sisters I know you know this is now the second week in a row that we're not having the first I don't know when we will resume the first could be next week it could be in a few weeks Allah knows best. But inshallah Tada with everything that is happening. I think our hearts and our minds are focused on one thing right now.
And with the lucky time every night on Europeans YouTube channel at 8:30pm Central time in sha Allah Tada we will have a different program. So some some of them will be in person in sha Allah to Anna, maybe join panels and sha Allah, hopefully this weekend, and then some of them will just be live webinars, but the point is to really help navigate through all of the emotions that we are feeling and more importantly to do that which is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala in the midst of these moments, so inshallah Tiana every night at 830 that will be online in sha Allah. And some of that will be here of course at Valley Ranch in sha Allah Tirana as joint programming.
I wanted to really focus on something that Subhanallah
I personally was a part of yesterday and then obviously what we also have the images coming out of a desert today. And of course, what's been a recurring theme of what seems to be life that is completely cast aside.
And yesterday when I was in Chicago for the janazah of Modere, a six year old boy, may Allah Subhana Allah accept him as a Shaheed and heal his mother Hannah, who is battling through her wounds.
There was an eye of that came to my mind, be a them been put a lot for what crime were you killed? Knowing that one day that young boy is going to be asked on the Day of Judgment, for what crime were you killed, be a them been quoted out because on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanaw taala asks the victim. And there's something very powerful about that, that as we're talking about the silenced victims, and especially these days, where the signals are loud, and we're hearing the voice of the tyrants and the voice of the transgressors in every single way, constantly amplifying the voice of the victim, in this case, those that are murdered, those that are being killed, those that are being
oppressed, Allah azza wa jal will say to them, the A them been quoted at for what crime were you killed, I've seen a lot of death, a lot of destruction. This is one of those things that really was very hard to come to terms with a six year old boy, who ran up to the landlord, because he used to be nice to him. And
instead of getting a hug from his landlord, his landlord stabbed him 26 times.
And subhanAllah, as his mother came to him, and this is something that his mother said was his mother came to him and his mother saw him in his last moments. The last words that he said to his mother is that I'm fine mama, somehow a six year old boy even as he has just been
torn up in so many different ways, physically, Allah Subhan, Allah to Allah made that the last words that he says to his mother, and then obviously today, we see what comes out of Gaza.
And seeing the press conference
of the doctors with the dead bodies laying all around looks like something out of a horror movie doesn't look like real life.
And I think that a lot of people are sort of grappling with but
rather their life, I mean, is that it? These cold bodies, cold, lifeless, bloodied up bodies, is that really all that it is, and this is a time that we have a chance to really connect with ayat of the Quran that may be before didn't have the same sort of resonance with us. And so I want us to sort of go through some of these ions as we've been doing over the last two weeks, in a way that inshallah Tada we can connect to these ayat and really make them irrelevant to us in this moment when we see what appears to be lifeless, dead, bloody bodies that seem to have no meaning.
And I want you to imagine the Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after whether
when the I O was revealed, went out went to colon Lima new katello visa vie de la he Amata Bella here wala kin lotta Sharon, and certain baccarat after beggar or
loss of hundreds aniseh Do not say of those who are killed in the way of Allah subhanaw taala that they are dead, rather they are alive, but you can't perceive it when I can learn to Scharoun and it's as if Allah subhanaw taala was telling them that something really, really big is about to happen to you. And that's why knowing the Sierra is very important with these ions. Something really horrible and atrocious is about to happen to you. Yes haha Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa Salam o community of the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam. There were very few people that died in bedded from the Muslims handful of shahada 12 or so that died in the battle of Bethel, but Allah azza wa
jal follow that area with one another in one condition in mineral how they will do or he will not go simulate and while he will enforce your Thammarat while beshear is sobbing, Alladhina Isla Asaba Tommaso Eva Kahaluu inna Lillahi wa inna de abajo look, we're going to test you with something a fear shame al Houthi will endure and hunger when Uncle Seminole and while he will enforce your summarize. We're going to take away money, health, your sustenance your provisions, well that * is sovereign and give glad tidings to the patient. And subhanAllah because other people of Hazzard they fit every single one of these descriptions right now. Every single one of these descriptions
Think about that for a moment. They're being tested with health jour. They're being tested with fear they're being tested with hunger, they're being tested with thirst they're being tested with their health they're being tested, with their wealth are being tested with their crops, and they're being tested with their lives. And Allah says what best * is slavery give glad tidings to the patients. Alladhina EDA Asaba Tomas Eva Carlo in la la, la la Geralyn. Those who when tragedy strikes them, they say to Allah we belong unto Allah, we return. Now, here's why it's significant to understand the Sierra component of this for a moment, the shahada of a hunt, who were going to be a part of the
greatest test that would strike the Companions shortly after that IO was revealed. They read this, if they read, they read these items, these were ayat that they were reciting, not realizing that they would soon become part of another very similar item.
And Allah subhanaw taala would narrate on their behalf to those that were left behind after them after so many of them would face shahada after so many of them with face martyrdom. And that's where the verses and threats early Imran come
that inshallah Tada we're going to look at the Gaza through the lens of this for a moment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said that ALLAH SubhanA hands out of presented the shahada to himself.
And they were in the bodies of green birds hanging from chandeliers from the throne of man.
And Allah Subhana Allah to Allah said to them as they are flying around and drinking from the riverbanks of Jana and eating from the fruits of an agenda,
ask me anything.
Make a wish. Whatever you want Subhanallah think about our shahada
that are going in the hundreds right now in the 1000s one strike
and Allah azza wa jal, presenting them to himself and presenting himself to them and asking them, Tell me whatever you want.
And they would ask to come back to this life because of the Kurama the generosity that Allah subhanho wa Taala has shown to them so that they could be sacrificed for him once again. Subhan Allah and Allah azza wa jal says that I have taken an oath that once I bring you here, no one returns to it. You're not going back. What do you want?
And what did they want?
You remember the man in Surah Yaseen, who was calling his people to Islam, calling his people to faith and then he was killed? And when he was killed, what did he say? Yeah, later call me. Ya Allah moon. If only my people knew, if only I could go back and tell my people the Maharani Robbie or Johanna Nieminen, McCormick, how ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has forgiven me and Allah azza wa jal has honored me and been generous to me now.
And here the prophets lie some tells us that in almost identical words, but with a different intention. Yeah later commoner Jana moon, if only our people would know, your job, tell our families how we're doing.
Tell our families which you've given to us, they're worried about us.
They picked up our bodies, lifeless. They picked up our bodies and then heard, what did they do to their bodies? They mutilated them.
They tried to psychologically torture the relatives they mutilated them, so that they could send the message
Yeah, Rob, go back and tell our spouses Yup, go back and tell our parents yet I'll go back and tell our children
what you have given to us. Those same people that used to read the iron, one our Takodana, Lima new Kohtaro visa vie de la he unwanted don't say of those who have died, who have been martyred that they are dead. But here when I cannot touch a rune rather they're alive when you don't perceive it. Those same shahada now have Allah narrating to people in this dunya what they are in right now is panela. And so Allah subhana wa Anna says whether to accept and Dena cote roofie, Serbia Rila Amata Belle,
do not say of those who have died, who have been killed in the way of Allah subhanaw taala that they are dead rather they are alive, and they are being provided for free Hina Bhima Tahoe Mala Holman, fogli they are in joy right now, with what Allah Subhana Allah has bestowed upon us. We establish it on and by the way, they're waiting
for you to join them. Allah when Allah, Allah, Allah has no, there is no fear on them. nor shall they grieve Subhanallah there's so much to unpack here, in these lessons in these ayat that now have new life. When you go to the graveyard, your brothers and sisters, and you look at the grave,
you see dirt,
you see mud, you see construction, you'll see insects, you'll see nothing that is pleasant there. And there are two graves that can be right next to each other, and to us, it looks so cold.
that Subhanallah in two graves, one of them is a garden of Jannah unlike any garden that has ever been seen or perceived in this life,
and the other one could be a chamber of fire. May Allah subhana top protect us, unlike any thing that anyone has ever perceived in this life. Likewise, these bodies, these bodies that look so cold and lifeless,
when we die, it's not these that we're worried about. It's the soul. It's what Allah subhanaw taala is going to do with us I was when I was so moved by the father of what, dear, who, knowing what happened to his son can say what some of you may have watched what he said in Arabic.
So that my son is a shahid, just like the shahada of Gaza. And I present him to Allah subhanho wa Taala alongside all of those other babies. And that has a ton of Allah. What type of Eman what type of faith do you have to have to be able to see that standing over the grave of your son when he was just put in there and you know what has happened to him? That's miraculous. That's something a lot is those are puts in the hearts of the believers. And you don't have that unless you have Eman which is why the profit slice and I'm so the adjuvant the Umbrella Movement. How strange is the affair of the believer.
I was looking at one of the reporters and there were many, many people with cameras.
And, you know, trying to capture every moment of the janazah. And I could tell one of them was so deeply moved by everything that was happening he just couldn't stop to put his camera down wipe his tears. And you could tell there was a almost a sense of of of all like what is it with these people I had to abandon the Umbrella Movement, how amazing is the affair of the believer
to can even speak in those moments. And you could say something like that when that's your own son that has been put through that.
It's a surreal moment. Subhanallah that that resembles what we've been seeing with our brothers and sisters think about the strength that you have to have to still say Alhamdulillah in those moments. It's because those people have an understanding that it's not about this. It's not about this flesh. It's not about these bodies. We're learning right now the reality of this life in real time, Allah subhanaw taala is teaching all of us lessons about life, in real time, about the material world in real time, so that you and I could wake up
and we could perceive a bit more what is more meaningful and what is worth it's what is worth it's now there's something that we have to have in terms of certainty, in terms of via clean Animalia clean serenely clean the knowledge, certain knowledge to visual knowledge. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had something that we didn't have
if you saw the box
It is Jennifer Tejada not the Allahu Tada animal Jaffa Have you thought about the Allahu Taala and
laying in the battlefield with his arms cut off? You would look at the sight of Jaffa or the Allahu Anhu and you'd be horrified.
And the prophets lie some says a quarter of a to Jennifer Wahoo your three ruffians Jana, TEMA and Mina.
I just saw Jaffa flying around Jana, with the angels. You saw Hamza or the Allahu Allah and who cut up parts of his inside taken and chewed it say what is this rope
causes great discomfort and great sickness and yes, the prophets lie some wept. I saw Hamza are the longtime annual reclining in Jannah.
If you would have seen asiyah Ali has set up when the stone fell on her even before the stone fell on her body. And she was looking up at Allah subhanaw taala in saying Rob Bibbity are in the debate and Phil Jana, when a journeyman fitter owner or many he went to Jeanne mental calm with one I mean, oh my lord, build for me with you a palace in Paradise
and save me from the tyranny of fit her own and his deeds and saved me from a transgressing people, if you would have seen her, and you would have seen what happened to her afterwards and there was a press conference next to the body of asiahe has Salam.
We would have all had
a serious sense of outrage, a serious sickness in our stomach.
But the prophets like Selim
conveys to us the news of her place in paradise. If you would have seen the hairdresser of the daughter of film, when she was brutalized and massacred by for their own. It would have caused us all great anxiety but the prophets line Saddam smelled her scent. On the night of illustrate when Mary lives the scent of Paradise from her. All the Allahu Taala Anna, we don't even know her name, the hairdresser of the daughter of Fidel. Now, here's the thing.
None of this took away from the anger that the prophets lie some felt
at the taking of innocent life. None of its There was anger. There was anger when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam saw a person who was killed unjustly, there was anger when the prophets like some saw a woman from the other side in the battlefield as it been Mr. Little the Allahu Anhu said an innocent woman that was killed. There was anger when the prophets lie some saw a bird that was killed also Allah sai Salam would be outraged. There was anger when the Prophet slice and I'm saw people burying their daughters alive even though he knows it. His Salatu was Salam each and every single one of those girls that was buried alive in Makkah,
for no other reason, but that they were girls isn't Jana.
And so, there are two emotions to be combined here.
One of them is the anger that we should feel at the loss of innocent life. The anger we should feel when we see the desecration of our brothers and sisters and it should be anger
and sadness for the Rama the mercy that is in our hearts when also Allah sigh some held his son Ibrahim, you think he didn't know where his son was going? He knew exactly where his son was going. But he still cried over him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, all with hope
and complete certainty. Been a here they are alive. They are alive. They are alive. If all of the children of Gaza that have been killed could hold a press conference right now.
What would they say to the people of dunya at hamdulillah Alhamdulillah. Allah azza wa jal fulfill this promise to us. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't try to stop more murder. But at Hamdulillah we are okay. And Hamdulillah we are under the care of our Lord.
Subhanallah yesterday at the graveyard,
there was just the sentiment Subhan Allah like Allah did not create this boy by mistake.
Allah subhanaw taala did not bring him here by mistake, but he was killed and oppression
those fetuses in the Gaza that lived for a day or two, some of them maybe breed for an hour, a few minutes. Allah did not create them by mistake.
They have an eternity in Jana Nila in town and they will be intercessors for their parents.
We cannot see the other side of this but we know what's on the other side of it.
When you think about the shahada, I've heard that read the IR to buy
Shahadat better to be comforted and to grow in their certainty. Imagine to your brothers and sisters you remember that image of Mohammed adura Rahim Allah Shaheed Muhammad adura
23 years ago.
It was the image before social media that stoked the fire in the hearts of so many people around the world when a father is holding his son in his lap, and saying don't kill him and calling out for help, and then his son dies in his lap.
And then three days ago
his two brothers were killed.
Najim hammer the dura welcoming his two brothers new shahada Two decades later, Fetty Hina Bhima attack Mala hum and fugly and by the way, there's a part of this ayah that's very profound and very beautiful
car and As Salam said, Rob Divini are in the UK Oh ALLAH built for me with you I want to be with you yeah Allah I don't want to be with these people anymore. I want to be with you Yeah, Allah
more so than that is up more so than the reward of the house and agenda, what is the I have the Shahadat say, what are tassa then Alladhina ko Tiru visa vie de la he Amata Bella here one are in the rugby him years ago, Japan Allah something by the way, I never noticed until today,
personally, deeply profound. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, Robin Lee and duck, oh Allah built for me with you. Allah says they're with me. They're with me now. Euro zone and they're being provided for like ASIO has provided her special house in paradise. They are with me now.
I want to bring this to another element for us.
And I know that a lot of us are scared these days. We have a lot of fear.
And I want us to conquer that fear.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he mentioned the way that Muslims would become the Feast
of the nations of the world. He mentioned it his salatu salam that Allah azza wa jal would put in your hearts and one
fear And subhanAllah your enemies can sniff it's
those who hate you can sniff it Why do you think the people of Philistine are so special got heating and air? How do we how they drive their enemies, nuts, unbreakable people, resilient people, that grandma that refuses to leave even without water is so much more than 1000 Israeli soldiers. They hate them. They despise them. And they envy them the profit slice and I'm said your enemies won't have merhaba of you anymore. They'll look at you and they'll see your weak
because you have fear in your hearts. And they can see that fear in your eyes. And so you have one you have this this thing in your heart and they said Yatta suit Allah, what is Aladdin and the prophets lie Selim said, hook the dunya or Cara here to remote, we're not going to shy away from a hadith here. You love this world too much. And you hate death too much. You love this world too much. And you hate death too much. This hadith is a very important Hadith. Because what it shows is that you have too much of a material attachment and your fear of losing out on the material
due to a lack of conviction and what comes after this material world when the cover is pulled, will cause you to not act in accordance with your faith and your principles. Because you're always going to consider the material losses.
And I want you to ponder upon that hadith. And think about what that means for us. And before they call us radical hate preachers which they'll do anyway. So I'll bring in a Martin Luther King Jr. Quote so that no one can say this is Islamic. You know, radicalism being preached in the masjid? You know? Subhanallah I was listening to even Ambassador Andrew Young saying I heard Martin Luther King says narrating for Martin Luther King Jr. Right said that you cannot live until you conquer the fear of wealth and the fear of the fear of the loss of wealth and the fear of death I was like that's a heavy literally quoted a hadith right and there's a famous saying from Martin Luther King Jr. That
if you don't have something worth dying for then you're not fit to live so now let's bring it back to our own Hadith for a moment okay
couldn't win I'm not gonna hold Mote. Inshallah, the Allah Allah Allah Allah has said Ya rasool Allah in the context of another
Hadith lace Amina had done in La Jolla Quran remote. Every single one of us doesn't like death. We all hate death. But there's a context here. There's a context here for us dear brothers and sisters, in the context of this hadith.
At no point will you ever give up on your faith? Or give up on what your faith mandates of you out of fear of anyone but Allah subhanho wa Taala you have to understand this, especially as fit and grow especially as trials and tribulations grow.
And what's going to cause you to not fear death so much anymore that paralyzes you in this life.
It's an understanding that we're not here to live for this.
Does that mean be reckless? No. Does that mean throw yourself in the path of death? Absolutely not. Your life is an Amana. You have to live for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala to your life is an Amana. But you know what that means? We need to conquer our fear and there are elements if you conquer your fear of death, you conquer everything that is a fundamental melt that is less than death. If you conquer your fear of death, you conquer your fear of the loss of love. If you conquer your fear of death, you conquer your fear of the loss of security. If you conquer your fear of death, you conquer the fear of everything that comes under that.
What we're seeing in our people, is that they can't be broken anymore with the threat of death. Allah azza wa jal put something else in their hearts.
The reason why I say this right now, dear brothers and sisters,
Fela tamo tuna ELO anti Muslim one,
two do not die except the two are Muslims. There's a lesson to take from all of this is fill your hearts with that certainty and Allah subhanho wa taala.
And endure when those trials are presented to you, you don't go looking for ill health, you don't go looking for a job. You don't go looking for the loss of life, the loss of of crops, the loss of your sustenance, the law. No, no, you're smart, you're wise.
You do things right. And you don't pursue recklessness, but we have to have in our hearts, that certainty in Allah subhanho wa taala.
And what that means, especially in this time, this is a time that requires from the Muslims courage. This is the time that requires courage. This is not the time to shrink. This is not the time to shrink for us. We need wisdom. We need to be smart. We need to do things in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet sly Salam speak in ways that are fruitful, that are productive. But this is not the time to cower. And I know that with all of the the intimidation that is happening right now specifically on Philistines, specifically on Palestine intimidation at every single level. I understand that there's this concept of it's easy for it is easy for me to speak if I never teach at
a university again at a mainstream University of Ghana, or never get invited to this place or that place. Not a big deal. I understand for some of you, this is my job and this is my you know, my school and this is this and this is duck I'm not saying be reckless, but do be courageous.
And it's time for us to find that moral courage inside of us because as a community. We're not the same community that we were after 911
We're institutionally stronger we have more numbers inshallah Tada, we can be more organized. This is not the time to cower. This is not the time to shrink. We already played the fair game while attacking no one attacks, no antimony Atlona in front of me.
Do not fear. Do not lose hearts. Do not grieve. You are believers, you have righteousness. Your brothers and sisters are an inspiration to you. They are an example of courage right now.
And they are facing everything that Allah mentioned in that area. We at this point are facing maybe a little bit of hosts a little bit of fear and I don't want to minimize that for everyone.
But we're facing a little bit of hope it's not equal for everyone.
But if you look at that, if that's where we're at any one of us hungry for Philistine yet any one of us lost our jobs, lost our food, lost our money. Has anyone gotten kicked out of their home yet? Has anyone had you know, this next level of intimidation yet to where you're really fearing for your security?
Allah subhanaw taala has given us something
and so I say that because we're going to need to be in this for the long run but in the nighttime
This is not the time for fear.
This is the time of courage. And that courage has to be based in his loss. And nurture your kids with that too.
Don't tell your kids to be afraid. Tell your kids to be careful. Tell your kids to be smart. Don't tell them to be afraid.
Tell them what Allah subhanaw taala tells you and antimalware Ilona and Quinton, what we need. This is a time for courage, be inspired by the people of Philistine be inspired by the people of Gaza and keep reciting to yourself, you know, subhanAllah I was thinking, you know, when you go to these protests, they got the chance. So, part of the protest is half the chant and then you have to repeat it and I thought if a person that man just said to himself constantly in the murderously your straw in the murderously your straw in the murderous, useless, this is if this isn't a chance, verily with hardship comes ease. The ease of the people that die is Janna. The ease of the people that die is
Jana. The ease of the people that live is not something Allah he will fetch and carry.
The help of Allah subhanaw taala will come. And so I implore you, to be strong. To stay united in sha Allah to Anna, we'd be courageous we'd be vigilant. And when we see these images, it's okay to cry. Because the prophets lie some cried. It's okay to take a moment and step back and to and to and to go to Allah subhana wa Tada broken when Cassia Run as Java will the Allah Tada and who was when his father was murdered or broken. It's okay to go broken to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah so that you can cry out to Him Subhana Allah Tirana.
But those supposedly cold lifeless bodies are now living souls. May Allah subhanho wa Taala except each and every single one of them shahada May Allah subhanaw taala accept each and every single one of them as Shahada. May Allah subhanaw taala accept each and every single one of them as shahada May Allah Subhana Allah comfort them for every moment of cruelty that they faced in this life. May Allah subhanaw taala enter them into it for those that may Allah subhanho wa Taala reward them with the reward that would make them forget any pain that they faced in this life. May Allah subhanho Its Ana put in our hearts, the love of Allah the love of the messenger Salallahu Salam, the love of Allah
Jana the certainty in Jana and may Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to persevere and to act in ways that are pleasing to Him. May Allah Subhana Allah keep a strong upon Iman, may Allah subhanaw taala keep us strong upon righteousness. May Allah subhanaw taala keep us insisting upon faith, may Allah Subhana Allah keep us committed to all of that which we have been commanded to be committed to. I mean Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgive us for our shortcomings along the way. Allahumma Alameen wa Salam wa salam about account and of you know, Muhammad wide Ernie he was like a big Marine. So don't worry