Your Lord DoesnT Forget
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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We begin by praising Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and bearing witness that none 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 busted path until the Day of Judgment, Allah whom I mean, the brothers and sisters, one of the most difficult lessons that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, had to learn very early on. And in fact, it was simultaneous to the initiation of that divine communication
was that you are on Allah's time, not on your own, that Allah is the one who chooses time. And it could be very painful, to not be in the loop and understand what is happening with the inner workings of that time. But at the same time, you trust Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to do what he does best, and that he knows what we don't know. And that He decrees in our favor, so long as we remain in a state that is pleasing to Him. Even when time goes on and on and on and on, and we feel a great void. Sometimes that means the onset of a trial early on in our lives when we didn't expect it. Sometimes that means the delay in the alleviation of that trial in the case of the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looking for clarity, wanting to know what was next. And when this initiation happens with Djibouti, and it has Salam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes through what is known as El Fatra, a period in which he waits for another explanation, another revelation, another appearance, and Allah is the one who decides when to send his angel. So he waits sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he's marked sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that you have been abandoned, that your Shavon has forsaken you they said to him, and Allah says, What Blaha will lay the either side. Now with Cara Boca, one color. Allah swears by the forenoon that your Lord has not
forgotten you, nor has he abandoned you. He does not despise you that this isn't repulsive. And as time goes on the prophets lie some develops a connection with God and it has Salam. And Allah holds God Djibouti Ronnie his Salam once again for some time, and the prophets lie some says to him, and we know that this is still within Mechi Quran because Surah Maria was revealed early on in Mecca. The prophets lie Selim says to him now yum now Oka Anta Zorana XR Amina Zerona what is it? Oh god Rouhani Sudan that stops you from coming down more frequently. And Djibouti and Sudan when he comes to him he says to him merge it to head to stuck to a lake that you came to me after I have missed
you. I was longing for you to come down. And Djibouti and it is salaam responds and Allah azza wa jal encapsulates that in reverse lemon at 10 zero Ellerbee Emeril robic Lahoma bein a, Deena one Alpha One there been a Dalek that we're only allowed to come down by the command of our Lord, we come when he says that we come to Him belongs muy bien Anna, what is ahead of us being the dunya and what is after being the Afra this present life and the hereafter, one Avena Dalek and everything in between the two blows, where we will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment. But the end of the verse is what I want to spend some time with today. One that I cannot aboukir Nursia you your Lord does
not forget this is the most comprehensive way in which Allah captures
that he has not lost sight of anyone, no matter what circumstance they are in, in any part of the Quran. You know, if you go through the ayat of the Quran, many times they are specific to very specific situations very, you know, pointed events that take place with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or things that may even happen in our lives. So for example, the one who has been wronged Well, taxa then Allah Lafayette and Anna Yamuna Vadim one, don't think Allah is heedless, in regards to the oppressor in regards to the one who commits acts of oppression, it can hurt us to see an oppressor walk free and proud. And Allah is telling you don't think that they have been
forgotten. Because there's this idea of time that is everyone just going to move on, you know, Bashar Al Asad parades, once again, amongst other heads of state as if nothing happened. You ask the Syrian in the refugee camp for the person who's been through all of that. Does everyone just move on? Is it just like that he walks once again amongst the people. You ask the people of Palestine as they become forgotten. And as the news coverage in the United States always tries to silence and marginalize that voice and
and you have a young voice of courage, a young sister from Yemen, Fatima that speaks at her law graduation and uses that as an opportunity to shed light on the forgotten and they tried to silence her. But Allah says what attacks are then Allah rafidah And Emily I'm gonna have lighting on don't think that Allah doesn't see what oppressors do. Don't think that he has forgotten, every oppressor will have their day. In them, are you a hero whom Allah is delaying them, Leo min Tuska Sophia episod. On that day, everyone's head is going to be down. And the person who will have the most to worry about what God called them, and hemella Luna, the one who has oppression that they have to be
asked about on the Day of Judgment, they may have even forgotten their oppression because the consequences of this world no longer existed by the time they left it, but Allah has not forgotten. And when they see the proceedings happening on the Day of Judgment that Allah even takes justice for the animals on the Day of Judgment, the bird that was unjustly treated, the profit slice, and I'm says that anyone who harms a non Muslim under my protection, I will be as prosecutor on the Day of Judgment, as all of this is unfolding in front of you.
You start to remember,
an ad illegally of a cut Allen tool will help and if you harm someone that was even beloved to Allah, you have a war on your hands, and it's not over. On the other hand, the one that's been oppressed, Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, Where is that he I swear by my glory, the answer and Nikki will bury the Hain I hear you, I will help you, but it's not going to be on your time.
There's something else to consider here. Allah knows what he's doing. And in this particular if one can rob Booker Nursia your Lord does not forget there's a saying that's attributed to the mama Shafi Elohim Allah and it's it's a saying that passes through the books of wisdom that I attend Phil Quran he Assam on field called the volume well there is someone on a call with Muslim. There is one verse in the Quran that serves the purpose of being an arrow in the heart of the oppressor, while being a source of great tranquility and comfort to the heart of the oppressed. What is it one that cannot Abu can Asiya your Lord does not forget?
Your Lord does not forget your harm. He doesn't forget your pain. He doesn't forget when you are alone. He doesn't forget when no one had your back. Your Lord does not forget you now with Derek cuttable kala kala he has not forgotten it could feel that way. And it's very painful to feel that way. But your Lord does not forget Subhanallah you see this even play out on the Day of Judgment with new holiday his Salah when the prophets stand and their people are there. And Allah subhanaw taala says you as an ummah will bear witness on that day, and knew who was rejected by his people 950 years and only has a handful of followers. When Nora has asked that he delivered the message.
And those that deny from his people will say No, Allah will call you used to recite the Quran surah noon.
Used to recite the ayat about Nurhaliza Salaam and you testify. Allah did not forget. And Allah azza wa jal has appointed you to not forget that as well. Imagine new Hadith Salam, seeing an ummah of billions of people witnessing on his behalf, and saying no, no, we remember in Astana new Han Isla call me that we sent Noah to his people. So you testify on their behalf. And that is also why the man Muhammad Rahim, Allah said that sometimes you forget a harm that you did, because the person that you harmed is very forgiving. It might be that, you know, you did something and someone just took it. And that person had their own relationship with Allah subhana wa Tada, where they were just
trying to internalize that in a way that they would elevate themselves in his sight. And so they swallowed their anger.
They moved on.
And you thought that because that person was not responding to you as viciously as you were to them, that it's all done with because that person is not mentioning it. Sometimes the person forgives you, but Allah has not forgiven you. Sometimes, a person seeks forgiveness from Allah for a transgression they do against someone else, but they don't go back to that person. And that's not appropriate. either. You have to go to that person that you wronged, and seek forgiveness and try to make things right. Because your forgiveness now involves not just God, it involves the person as well. Sometimes the opposite can hold true to where a person does there is default and they say, You know what, it
doesn't seem like this person really cares. They don't remember they don't bring it up anymore, but you need to go rectify things and make sure that you've been forgiven.
Because on the Day of Judgment, you don't want that to come back. One that cannot book in a car your Lord does not forget. Now your Lord overlooks your Lord forgives. Your Lord turned sins into good deeds. Your Lord takes the most hopeless person and grants them the greatest forms of mercy. All of that is true, but he doesn't forget
It is something that has to resonate with you in a very specific way. You say something carelessly, you do something carelessly, you don't look twice. And you think that this will not confront you once again, it may very well confront you once again. On the other hand, oh, you have been wronged. Your Lord has not forgotten you. owe you who has seen your transgressor your oppressor walk, your Lord has not forgotten you owe you who seems to be under the crushing power of another creation of Allah know that the Creator will take them and take you, and you will one day stand in front of your Creator together and all of that is going to be litigated. Don't forget, your Lord has not
forgotten. That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. That doesn't mean that we don't feel pain. That simply means that we remember that Allah has not forgotten us, even when everybody else has forgotten us. And at the same time, we seek to remember Allah when others have forgotten him, and we seek to remember those who others have forgotten for the sake of Allah. So there is the crolla the remembrance of Allah, and there is a vicar Lilla remembering someone else for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. That's been forgotten.
Don't forget people.
Don't forget people.
As a community, we have to ask ourselves who's missing? We have to ask ourselves who's still hurting. And we don't forget people. We don't forget causes, even when they become deeply unpopular causes your brothers and sisters, I want you to think about a very prominent name that was very prominent in America. His name was h rat, brown Imam, Jamil Amin, head of the Black Panther Party. There are schools named after this man, this was one of the most prominent faces of the civil rights movement in America. And he's a Muslim and he's an imam. And the person that committed the crime that he's jailed for has already confessed for it. And he's been forgotten. And subhanAllah one
little protest one little demonstration in front of his prison
in the middle of nowhere in Arizona,
and he had to have a cataract surgery to just restore his eyesight. And just the pressure that was created by 100 or so people to go out there and to remember him, put some pressure on them to do a surgery a year later. And now he can see well hamdulillah shocked people remember, people remember, here in Fort Worth, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
We don't bear the crime of those who claim to act in her name unjustly. But we do bear the responsibility to remember that there's a woman who has a case in which she is wronged and framed and she's right here. Our sister's right here.
And resides in one of the worst prisons in America, and has been mistreated. And if her nation of Pakistan, and I don't say that in any derogatory way, because obviously it's a political establishment if her nation of Pakistan has forgotten her, then we humbly remind them that your sister is here.
And that we want to help send her home.
Because she deserves to be in peace, and she deserves to be with her kids. I want you to think about the most unpopular causes the most forgotten people in your community, the most forgotten causes and say, I'm going to remember them for Allah. You know, I remember when the Rohingya crisis broke out,
you know, usually causes are only manipulated by political powers, for the sake of gaining a leg up on someone else. Right. And so, you know, America did not take on the cause of Bosnia visa vie the law, we might have felt that visa vie the law, but we don't expect people to do things visa vie the law, for the sake of any goodness. We know about our older brothers and sisters, we don't have to abandon that costs. But we know that sometimes people are going to use it to get a leg up on China, and some American establishment, that's fine. We remember them for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. We don't care about those geopolitics. We think about the people that are being harmed.
And I remember when the Rohingya
I remember one brother saying to me, especially,
he said, and he said it in his language, and it was translated to me, he said, you know, we're not worth
No one needs to use us as a pawn.
I thought how painful and ugly that a human being has that recognition of themselves
that I serve no use to anyone's political agenda right now. So our cause will be forgotten very quickly. How often do you hear about the Burmese and the Rohingya today?
We take up forgotten causes. We take up forgotten people, and we remember that Allah does not forget, and we hope that Allah remembers us in a good way. And we hope that on the Day of Judgment, that when we stand,
we will not have to worry about the crime.
names that we may have forgotten coming to confront us, but instead, the criminals and those who may have wronged us being brought forth and at that point, the inventory is good deeds and the prophets nice and um said, be the servant of Allah that is wrong not the one that wrongs when he told the story of Cain and Abel being unhappy, be the one that's killed Don't be the one that kills because your Lord does not forget. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah remember us in a way that is praiseworthy? May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to not be amongst those that forget him or forget those who he has not forgotten? May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to take up the causes and the people that often
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