When The World Stands Against You – Gaza
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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As we begin by praising Allah subhanaw taala and bearing witness that nun has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is his final messenger, we ask Allah to send his peace and blessings upon him, the prophets and messengers that came before him, his family and companions that served alongside him, and those that follow in his wassup path until the day of judgment. And we ask a lot to make us amongst them along. I mean, their brothers and sisters, there's a sentiment that I want to immediately address that I think is on the hearts and minds of many people, as we witnessed what is
tragically unfolding in Azusa and in Philistine as a whole in Palestine as a whole. And I want to mention the sentiment first so that you can understand but in the Allahu taala, where we are going as we start to navigate through the CETA of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, to a moment that really resembles the moment that I believe much of us are in right now. And the way that so many of us feel, and that is when you look around, you're at work, you look at what your corporations are saying, do you look at what your favorite celebrities are saying you're looking at what your politicians are saying, you're watching sporting events, you are seeing friends that you
have on social media, and they are spewing some of the worst propaganda against the people of Palestine that you have ever seen. And you think to yourself, I thought this was a good person, you think to yourself, I thought this is someone that understood the plight of Muslims, I thought that this was someone who would not fall for the stereotypical racist framings about the Muslim community. I thought this was someone that could analyze a little bit deeper than the hoaxes and the propaganda that are out there. And there is a sense of loneliness, and that loneliness is even felt by our children when they go to school, and even they're getting notices to stand with Israel. When
they walk around and they see the entire American public, seemingly at least at the corporate level, one sided the President of the United States completely one sided.
And there is a loneliness there. There is an estrangement there. So I'm going to mention to you the last IO which I feel like fits our moments right now. And in sha Allah to Anna, we can take some of the lessons from it in the NASA Gemma Rula. Come show home. People have gathered against you. Look, everybody is against you. There are too many people on the other side of that trench for show home. So be afraid a half all home, be afraid.
before we get there, there is something deeply profound about the way that Allah subhanaw taala built the character of the Muslims and built their spirituality, to become more and more dependent on Him alone, and to be able to face what it was like to be estranged. When you go through the Quran and you go through the momentous incidents that are referenced. First and foremost, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned to us in the aftermath of Saudi in the aftermath of the Battle of bed that is just a lethal number confessor Jana bellicon. Remember when you called upon your Lord, and he answered you, in the moment do Combi l feminine melodica Tamara defin I am going to support you with 1000 angels
that will be followed by another 1000 Angels the rows of angels that will come now here's the thing, if you're in bed that this is your very first time experiencing what it is like to have that level of hostility to be that outnumbered on the other side to have that much more artillery on the other side, it wasn't just being three to one outnumbered. It was also the fact that they had their horses, they had their camels, they have the full equipment of war, the Muslims had one or two horses available in the Battle of bed that to them, everything is stacked against you. And Allah subhanaw taala shows them, the angels descending upon them, they could actually see the melodica
themselves coming down, lined up the signs of the angels were all around them. And so they outnumber them the people on the other side and they felt it. They felt it from the very beginning. They felt the push of the angels they saw the effect of the angels on Quraysh they saw every single moment of the battle that they were not alone that they had divine support that was sent down to be with them. Now here's the thing, Quran Allah subhana wa Tada have supported them without sending Medina ICA couldn't have couldn't have been without the angels being visible to them as these things unfolded before them. Allah subhanaw taala says one that Johanna hula hula INLA Bushra. Allah did not show
that to you, except as a glad tidings what he taught me in behave Hello bukem And so that your hearts could find some ease. It did something for you. It did something
In for you to be able to see the angels coming down the miraculous signs that you were not alone on the day of better. But at the end of the day, women Masaru elimina and dilla victory was only from Allah wasn't from Djibouti or USANA victory was from Allah wasn't from mica Eid it is set up. Victory was from Allah wasn't from all of the angels that he sent to you at the end of the day victory came from God. Victory came from above. But Allah sent you that sign in that early journey of your Islam of your faith to let you know you're not as alone as you think you are.
Then comes the Battle of hurt.
They didn't see angels in the Battle of a hit. And I spoke about this a few days ago, the messaging that came down when Turkey no one attacks, no animal, Atlona and Quinton, I mean, look, you suffered a blow this hurts, while attacking you don't lose heart, what attacks No, don't grieve what intimal Atlona in quantum meaning, you are still exalted, you are still victorious, so long as you retain your belief, so long as you retained your faith, so long as your principles your purpose remains intact, you are victorious. Now this last point that I want to get to in the Quran connects to the very first sentiments
and that is conduct the Battle of the Trench. If there's any moment that resembles what is taking place with our brothers and sisters right now in the husband, it is hunt duck, it actually is hunt duck, because it is a time where a tactic was used to specifically starve off Medina cut all supplies to them to where even the Prophet sallallahu on he was on the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him himself walks around malnourished, imagine Jabra. I'm delighted to be Allah and who said I saw the profit slice on walking around he had stones tied to a stomach and he was bloated. Not the bloating after eating the bloating of starvation.
And it was 10,000 on the other side 10,000 people that surrounded Medina from every direction, and they built this thin trench only about three miles long.
And between them, and a massacre is this trench.
And they are guarding every single point of that trench, they have to utilize every resource you can't blink an eye, they were under seeds for an entire month. 100 was a month.
And the Meccans cut every single element of food and drink from reaching them in Medina. And so their food was running out, their water was running out and they couldn't take breaks the sleep the lack of sleep was getting to them.
And as they are guarding every single form of that trench, they also come to note that there are enemies from within that there are those that are plotting to attack them from behind. Imagine the roar. Imagine the fear that could penetrate you in those moments. I want you to picture yourself at that trench, and every few minutes. There is an attempt on that trench and you're guarding your garden you're guarding. Don't blink an eye, don't go use the bathroom, you might mess up, make sure that you don't miss make sure that you don't flinch. And at that point, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says
in the NASA that Verily the people Alladhina kala humanness the people the naysayers, the hypocrites said to them in the NASA pajama welcome man you guys are done.
Look at you few desperate people at a trench your leader the Prophet slice Allah, His stomach is poking out and he bloated look at you in the NASA Kojima gonna come look at all those people you think you're gonna survive this *er show home, be afraid you have no chance. All of the Arabs are gathering against you and you're alone.
And Allah subhanaw taala says what
Allah did not send them angels that time that they could look at visibly and see divine aid in front of them. Allah subhanaw taala says that that increase them in faith because the home Imana that actually increased their faith, they were at a point in their spiritual maturity. Where when people said, look at all the people against you. It increased their faith will call who has been Allah Nirmal lucky, said you know what Allah is enough for us. And he is the best of protectors.
We've been with Allah long enough to know that Allah has not forsaken us.
We are not afraid of the number on the other side. We are not afraid of the artillery. We're not afraid of the we're not afraid of the odds. There is nothing that you can say to shake us
because we're a people of faith, we believe we're not alone. We don't need to see 10,000 angels come down this time. We know woman nostril Illumina and dilla. That victory and help comes from Allah that divine aid is on its way. The brothers and sisters, the people of Gaza, are facing a genocide. It is a genocide that we have not seen the likes of for a very long time. And it is unfolding before the world's eyes.
And the propagandists are doing everything they possibly can to hide the eyes of the American public to hide the eyes of other people from that genocide to justify it to pollute.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam mentioned Nihilo, Roman Hidalgo. These are people that are not hurt by those who betrayed them.
Because they have Allah subhanaw taala. Now here's the thing. We can be inspired as we should be when we look at the people in Gaza, and we look at the people of Philistine who have shown time and time again, that the odds don't matter.
The arms don't matter.
But let's bring it back to us.
Your brothers and sisters,
you are not behind the trench.
You're not being starved. You're not having the water taken away from you. You don't have bombs dropping on you and Hamdulillah we have not been tested the way they've been tested. Different people are tested in different ways. Now there are people that will continue to die in this entire process. And as they die in this process, guess what? Allah Subhana Allah Allah mentions about us how will do the people of the trench not the people of conduct that trench with the Prophet size and the people that were thrown into a trench and killed Valley can Fosun Kabir that they have succeeded, they attained success. They have held on to their covenant with Allah, they are now in
paradise our dead are in paradise. We have no doubt about it. Every single one of our deadbeat in the light either died on that, you know Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, that suffered in that cruelty and oppression there in paradise, their victory has been attained.
But then the people
that are behind that trench and continuing to survive, and refusing to go away,
if you look around and you feel alone, and you feel like the odds are stacked, I want you to know that you have a responsibility. You might not be in the trench, but maybe you're one of the people on the outside of the trench that's trying to push people away. That's trying to make things easier for those behind the trench. whatever platform you have, whatever voice you have, whatever money you have, whatever do you have, when you use that for Allah, you are not alone.
Because it wasn't just the people that were standing next to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that had the angels that were sent when the nostril 11 And Allah and victory is only from Allah. It was also the poet has sent a tablet, about the Allahu Taala and who stood up and defended the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, against the smears of the hypocrites.
There are multiple fronts to this. It's not just the physical front of that trench.
You have a responsibility.
And you have to do everything that you possibly can. And that is part of Eman. That's part of faith. This isn't politics. That's part of faith. When you see people being oppressed, and will there be consequences? Are our favorite politicians going to turn their backs on us? Or you may be going to get a letter from your administration at a university? Are you going to get slapped on the wrist? Will you have certain consequences that will be faced? Is your social media going to be taken down? Maybe who cares? Who cares?
People are carrying their dead babies and saying Al Hamdulillah and La ilaha illallah knowing that victory comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala who cares
if we face consequences for trying to be their voice outside of the trench? And if people say in the NASA Gemma Holcomb look, Palestine is a losing battle. Palestine is not a losing battle. Palestine will win insha Allah to Allah, Philistine will Lin Gaza will win an AXA will be liberated. We have as much certainty in that as we do when we say La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah, that women must eliminate the law. That victory and help only comes from Allah subhanaw taala it will win. They will win when Allah in them
So likely when Allah wants it to happen, but it will happen.
And subhanAllah I was reading and I'll end with this in sha Allah Tala, I was reading from the words and the literature of people that fought apartheid in South Africa. And when you talk about the odds being stacked against the people, the odds were stacked against those that were fighting, that were fighting apartheid in South Africa as well. But you know what? They persevered without Iman.
What about you when you have Iman?
What about you when you have EMA, the narrative will change one day. And all of these pro apartheid, pro occupation politicians and celebrities and voices, everyone that justified this genocide and madness will go down in history as an evil malicious human being as a failure in history. And more than that will be raised up in front of Allah subhana wa Tada and have to face the consequences of justifying and supporting and enabling this evil. What about us,
I want to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of judgment, and say I did everything I possibly could to not let them be slaughtered in the dark.
I did everything I possibly could, to not let them be butchered without anyone watching.
And I was willing to face whatever small consequences I had here.
You know, with your brothers and sisters, I want to fast forward to an image and it's one that I've been thinking about in these last few days. Some of us have family and others that some of us have relatives. And even if you don't, your hearts have moved. You've shed a few tears, I hope you've made some sincere ask for your brothers and sisters, I pray that's the case.
Some of those people that you're seeing in those videos that you've never met in real life.
I want you to imagine the scene when you meet them in the hereafter.
Those people that showed up on your phone, and you watch them pulling out their babies from under the rubble, those people who cried out and said where is the world? I want you to imagine when Allah subhanaw taala puts you right in front of that person on the day of judgment and you recognize them and they recognize you.
And they come up to you and they say does aka Hydra.
May Allah reward you? Oh Allah, this person saw me from 1000s of miles away,
and did not back away from me. This brother, this sister was there for me. This person raised their voice. And all along, we knew that you would help us a lot. We knew that victory was from you. Palestine will win insha Allah to Allah, because it will win in sha Allah Allah, Aqsa will be liberated in sha Allah, and we will not let propaganda and the machinery of propaganda with all of its establishments and powers intimidate us. In fact, it should increase us in faith. You know, it's one thing to not despair, it's another thing to be increased that the home Imana be increased in faith. The more that you see them scrambling, they have to make up hoaxes about the Palestinian
people, the more that they generate AI images, and make up their slanders and their lies, and frame and stereotype. The more that they have confidence, the more that we have certainty and Allah subhanaw taala Anna in a muscle line party, we're on the right side of history, but in the nighttime, and we're on the right side of this entire atrocity that is playing out in front of us we ask Allah subhana wa Tada to guide us to that which is good to be with our brothers and sisters and Philistine to be with our brothers and sisters that are oppressed in any part of the world. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to increase us in faith, to increase them and faith we ask Allah Subhana
Allah to Allah to protect the innocent, and to make them steadfast We ask Allah Subhana Allah, Allah that as these days become difficult, that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, allow us to come together as a community come together, as people of faith come together as people of conscience, and support our brothers and sisters in any way. We ask Allah to guide us to be on the side of the oppressed, whether they're in the streets of Dallas, or they're in the streets of Gaza, and to not make us amongst those that turn a blind eye to the oppressed. We ask Allah subhanaw taala that in that process that we never become oppressors, either actively, or passively. Allahumma Amin a Hulu called
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