Ramadan 2019 – EP11 – Oppression Never wins

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah, he was a big man in my bed. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Welcome everyone to my one reminders Episode 11 1440 years after the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Mecca to Medina. Today in this episode, I take you to sort of the locus of Ayah number 37. So, this is the 28th floor of the Quran, and I'm taking you to Ayah number 37. And in particular, the last part of the eye in which Allah says in the hula, you have Volume One. And here we have another principle from the principles of life. Allah says, indeed, the wrongdoers the oppresses will never

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succeed will never succeed. As long as they remain upon wrongdoing and oppression. Why do I translate it as never succeed as long as they remain upon their own doing? Well, I gather this understanding from the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the present tense in this particular area. He says in Nola, you flee who you flee, who is the present tense. And in the Arabic language, the present tense doesn't only carry the meaning of now, but it carries the meaning of now in something continuous. So when a light instructs us he's not saying that the wrongdoer will not succeed, rather, he's saying will never succeed as long as they remain upon the wrongdoing. Because

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sometimes somebody might say okay, they won't succeed, but it will be temporary, it will be something temporary, and then they will succeed. But looking at the technicality of the present tense that Allah subhanho wa Taala uses in this area, we gain a greater understanding that Allah subhanho wa Taala will never ever grant success upon an oppressor and wrongdoer. As has been the theme brothers and sisters in Islam, over all our man reminders Now, for this particular month, we actually highlighting and citing principles from the principles of life. That's what we have been doing. And this is yet another principle that the wrongdoer and the oppressor will never ever

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succeed. And I take you back to a previous episode, where we related to sort of like am I in which Allah says, well, karma or the Euro, irrespective of the smokescreens, they excuses that they throw out to justify whatever they doing wrong is wrong. And Allah is saying, as a universal law, wrong, will never be granted success. falsehood will never beat the truth, even though it might have temporary gain, even though it might look as if it is winning, and it is ahead. We know that the Tao of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam was, was for 13 years in Makkah, and the Quraysh were severe amongst the Muslim sanctioning them and beating them and cutting ties with them, and

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threatening them and usurping their wealth and their property, and not giving them their rights for the simple fact that they said that the Lord was Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they thought by them doing this, that this means they upon the truth, right. The you know, they were upon falsehood, they were the wrongdoers. They were the oppressors. And yes, with a loss wisdom, the oppression had momentum, but it was

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it was deceiving moments, brothers and sisters in Islam, deceiving moments and then after the Muslims went to Medina, year 14 and 15, and you had better happen, Reality Check struck them when they came forward. All right, are heard.

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They were given a reality check. But looking at the events, it could be considered a draw, but then battles after that digit, they just couldn't manage to curb the efforts of Islam curb the efforts of the truth, even though they look like they were in the front over time. As the you know, the second hand ticked, and the our hand moved, and the days became completed, and added up into weeks and months and years and so on and so forth. They saw that a lot of their best meant, we're switching camps, and following Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his message of believing in what Allah subhanho wa Taala and believing in Him being the final messenger and believing in the hereafter.

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Wrong, oppression. falsehood will never ever succeed never ever in the hula Valley moon, the work of the oppressors and the wrongdoers will never succeed, nor will their message succeed. Brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us this idea in in the context of musala, he set up addressing around when Musa alayhis salam says my lord is more knowing than we are you have who has come with guidance from him and to whom will be succession in the land in the home. Indeed, wrongdoers do not succeed.

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And for those who are, you know, looking at this context carefully, you see that the principle I'm sharing is indeed a principle of life. It's been a principle from the beginning of life, and will last till the end of life here we have this lesson being shared in a different century to our century. So it doesn't mean we in the 21st century, that the principle does not hold true. Brothers and sisters in Islam, the greatest oppression, no doubt is this belief and associating partners with Allah, as local man said to his son, as you brought him up in the shirt led to Shrek Believe it or not associate partners with Allah in the [???]okai level, Navin, indeed shirak is a great oppression,

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the greatest oppression, no doubt, and then oppression and wrongdoing

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flows down from that into other segments of life related to the relationship that we have with ourselves. Sometimes we, we wrong ourselves in our diet, in our lifestyle. We wrong ourselves in terms of putting our nature in front of our iMac. And some people have a strong nature. Some people have a weak nature, right? So imagine mandates that if you have a weaker nature, right, you have to you have to build yourself up to support the truth. And never ever allow oppression. To spread. Your Eman has to now build your character. You have to put your Eman before your personal preference. Some people have this character where they don't want to get involved. But your mind has to drive

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you towards getting involved. And some people have a strong character where they don't need convincing to be involved but they involved and then they involvement creates oppression. So they have to use the man and put the man before they strong character and hold themselves back so that they avoid oppression. So sometimes wrong ourselves by not giving our Eman it's hard. It's right and putting it before our nature. We allow our character to supersede our Eman whether it's a softer character or a harder character. Both characters require a man to calibrate it Eman to nurture it if we don't, we are pressing and running ourselves. And in doing so we will not succeed. Then we

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oppress other people, people who are close and people who are far by not looking after the rights of you of the human beings, as stipulated by Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And, you know, we've spoken we know, you know this, this writes with parents and with relatives, I want to talk about, you know, marital abuse brothers and sisters in Islam and I mean abuse, where we verbally abuse a spouse verbally abuses his or her partner, and it's more than the husband abusing the wife. Right? This is a type of physical abuse and then actual physical abuse where you lay your hand in an abrasive way on your partner.

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emotional abuse, intellectual abuse, you belittle the ideas, you belittle the thoughts, you belittle the contributions, you make them feel inferior in terms of the thinking. Now imagine a wife living in the situation over years and years and years. Well, this is implicit imprisonment. Right? And and shortly she's going to start believing that she's not intelligent, she's going to start believing that she's not worth it. She's going to start believing that she is the the the fire of her husband's life. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect this is a wrongdoing and oppression, irrespective of the culture you come from.

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And talking about cultures, then we have wrongdoing and oppression in that we have parents who allow their daughters to remain in abusive relationships, just to save the family name. Just to save the family name. I've come across cases. I apologize if I come across a bit strong it's out of passion because it's hurtful to see this where parents forced their daughters to remain in abusive marriages. They got their daughter married to the wrong person who doesn't have marriage maturity and doesn't deserve to be a husband. And then he abuses their daughter and then they force her to be patient and remain there. Why? Because if she's divorced, it will spoil the family name. This is a

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an oppressive culture and an oppressive standard. This is wrongdoing in Lehman, brothers and sisters we can go on and on in the whole area of wrongdoing and oppression irrespective of its format. And nature and form will never ever be successful a principle of life set down by Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our past and correct our affairs I mean Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.