The Value of Just One Righteous Life
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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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 their blessing path until the day of judgment and we ask Allah to make us amongst them Allahumma I mean, the brothers and sisters, what makes this earth worth it worth its existence are the people on this earth that c'est la ilaha illallah that bear witness to the Oneness of Allah subhana wa Tada and that live lives pleasing to Allah subhana wa Santa. And as we look at the final days and the final hour, one of the things that the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wasallam insinuates is that the Hour will not come until there aren't a people on this earth who even say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah anymore, almost to say that the earth is no longer worthwhile. This entire world is no longer worthwhile. When there isn't a single person left on the face of this earth that says Allah Allah, what makes Mecca special and so Beloved to us is that it was the place where our father Ibrahim alayhis, salam, took our profits is married already his Salam and sets into motion with Hotjar and escena in the eventual events that lead to the birth of our messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and make Mecca what it actually is
what makes Medina special is not the geography of the city. It was the presence of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the companions that were there, and the presence of that spirit that exists until this day that causes us to go to Medina, what makes a Coates so special Jerusalem, so special, and out of the sham in the broader sense, the land of Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, the entire area, is that that is the land of the prophets, that is the land of the Gambia. And it was the people there that Allah Subhana Allah blessed that lens through. Why do I start with this particular introduction? What makes versus a special as we've been watching this
enormous massacre and factory of slaughter in front of our eyes? Is it the land? Is it the water front that should be beautifully developed? Is it the natural all of trees of Philistine? May Allah subhanaw taala liberate it all that is constantly being taken away? Or is it the people themselves, many of whom are suddenly starting to learn about their stories have become so close and intimate to us that even if we never met them, we feel like we knew them? And subhanAllah it's a different dimension yesterday, brother Rifat, many of you saw the martyrdom of a Shaheed refer to Rahim Allah, a beautiful brother who used to give so much of the news, the voice of Kazaa and he was murdered,
murdered in an airstrike along with his family, a piece of us dies, even though we don't know who he is. Many of us hold our breath. As we watched the likes of Cortes. As we watch all of these names, we some others that we feel like we've come to know even though we never met them, but there's so part of us at this point, the beautiful man harlot, the grandfather of RIM, the soul of his soul, who we've been speaking about And subhanAllah, the man looks like he's been taken out of the book of Sierra and put into the 21st century, for us to see suddenly, what looks like an individual that manifests the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Salam in the most horrific tragedy. We feel like we
know them. And I want to take us back to a couple of years ago were so many of them that were passing away, when COVID first broke out. And one of the chapters that was covered in almost every single part of the world was the the horrible slide of hate the chapter in Buhari or Muslim many books of Hadith, when the righteous depart, and the Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions that Allah does not take away knowledge from a people by suddenly ripping it from their hearts, but it is taken away, be molded to that rhythm that will be accommodated. With the sudden taking back of scholars, how many scholars did we not even know exist in Gaza that have been
martyred? How many special people that brought baraka to this earth brought blessing to this earth that we did not even know exist? And some of them we still don't know exist? That are being taken away in this moment. Why do I want us to stop with this in sha Allah to Allah in this particular cookbook, every single life that is lost? is a tragedy.
Every single unjust taking of a life is a tragedy. Every single child that dies is a tragedy, even if they didn't live long enough to, quote unquote, build anything in this world of a legacy, every single one of those people, it's a tragedy. In fact, it's a tragedy even if the person was not righteous at all, because the person might have had the potential of righteousness taken away from them through an unjust murder. So the the unjust taking of a life is a tragedy. And Allah azza wa jal Commission's us to this idea that it is worth saving one person and to save one person, it's as if you have saved all of mankind, we speak about this. And it's important for us to keep that in
context, when we're watching mass murder take place. Because if through the efforts the collective efforts of people around the world with the acceptance of Allah Subhana Allah Tada, the death toll can be 24,999 instead of 25,000, then the collective efforts of everyone around the world would have been worth it. If through our collective efforts, and Allah Azza does acceptance, this ends one day earlier than had those efforts not been present with the ultimate authority and control of Allah subhanaw taala it is worth it. There are a lot of doctors that have been speaking in this community about when they're going to try to get in and sha Allah to Allah to offer medical care when this is
all over if through that, you save one person, it's worth it. Whether that person carries the value of n and knowledge or a legacy that is celebrated or not, it is worth it. But beyond that, I wanted to come to a very specific way that the profit slice I'm used to make do out for righteous people.
When the messenger of allah sallallahu Sallam spoke about the collective
when he stood the night before bed did is testily thrown out of the Confessor jar welcome. And Allah says that you called out to your Lord all night. And he answered you, he answered, you're seeking glory, you're seeking his aid. In that moment, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not say, Oh Allah, if you allow them to do to us what they want to do, then they are going to say this and this and this and that.
The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he called out to Allah. And he said, into Lake had the hilarious lava fell into her mother, Phil Arlt.
Oh Allah, if this group of people are killed, you're not going to be worshipped on this earth. Think about that.
He wasn't thinking about his own name, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he wasn't thinking about all of the gory possibilities. And to us, perhaps because we see so much of it, it seems like the worst possible thing to see a person whose limbs are ripped here and there, and the gorgeousness of the situation. Because the material is so ugly, we can't even start to imagine the immaterial and what is beyond the veil of this world. But what is worse than all of that
is what is the quality of the people that would be taken away in this process, and including that in your day? It breaks our heart in a very particular way to see children be killed breaks our heart in a very particular way to see the nastiness and the greenness of the situation. But what is the quality of the people? What I'm coming to is how much of the world right now depends on the survival of the people of Gaza? How much of the world right now our communities around the world, our Ummah, actually depends upon the survival of the people, a Philistine, those people that are out of the robots that are fulfilling, in that land of holding down the fort, but the entire Ummah looks to
them to do despite the betrayal, of leadership around the world. And despite the betrayal of those who claim to be for human rights, what value do they hold, in particular, until one account of the rule of law but Oh Allah, don't let Abu Bakr and Omar an Earth man and ally,
and those people that are going to set legacies in motion, where people will worship you 1400 years later, don't let them go. Don't let them be taken away from us. Oh Allah. That was the ingredient that is mentioned in the Quran of the prophets lie Selim. Keep in mind, he made you out the entire night. But that's the one that made it through in the narration. That if this group of people die, you will not be worshipped on this earth. Ibrahim alayhis salam, our father Ibrahim, when he says Robina Allah Jana fitna tan Linda Dena Cafaro Hala, one of the beautiful meanings of that, Oh Allah don't make us a trial for those who disbelieve is that what Ibrahim is saying? That is if they gain
complete victory over us, then they
They might be deluded into thinking that they are upon truth and we are upon falsehood. Therefore the truth will not continue to succeed in generations to come. Don't let it be a fitna for them, as well. And so the idea here is the persistence of something special, the quality of the people, not just their breaths, but they're doing us not just their lives, but their souls, not just their physical presence, but their presence of righteousness that keeps the entire equilibrium of this world preserved in a way that we cannot capture. I want you to include this ingredient in your job. And I'll tell you exactly why. Because whether someone has been brought into this world, as Zachary
Jani has Salam was praying for a son, which Allah who robbed Veolia make him pleasing. Oh Allah, don't just give me a son I can play with make him pleasing, oh Allah make him someone that's going to establish righteousness on Earth.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would visit a sick person.
One of the Durant's that is authentically narrated from him, and I can't think of a Euro that applies more to the people of Gaza right now. And he said to us, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when you go and you visit someone who is sick, particularly people of righteousness, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say Allahu meshfree Abduch yen can Allah can I do OEMC Lukka in our salah. Allahumma Ishee Abduch en Catahoula can I do Ah? Oh yum she laka de la sala. What a beautiful drought. Oh Allah preserve this servant of yours, young cat who will continue to stand against an enemy of yours continued to be a thorn in the side of an oppressor of an enemy of yours.
Oh, yum de la que la sala or he who will continue to record those footsteps to Salah those footsteps to prayer. Because you know what those people that walked us Allah, they're not just recording footsteps for themselves. There's something that comes into the preservation of an entire Ummah, of a collective, through those elderly people that walk to Salah that walk to the prayer, there is something to be said about a small group of people that continue to do what the broader OMA can't do. When a couple of 1000 people maintain what a couple of billion cannot do, then the rest of us have to make their for that couple of 1000 to ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for their
preservation. And so think about that when you're making your app for the people of us. Think about that as you're making your art for the people have Philistine Oh ALLAH preserve these people that serve as a fortress against your enemy and preserve these people who have their footsteps recorded to the salah to the prayer. May Allah Subhana Allah protect our people in Gaza. May Allah Subhana Allah protect our people in Philistine May Allah protect our heartland in our Martez May Allah subhanaw taala protect our Isner, even our Donna, may Allah protect all of them. May Allah subhanaw taala protect our money. May Allah subhanaw taala preserve all of the people of Gaza and all of the
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