Channel: Tahir Wyatt
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Brothers and sisters Today's topic
is about a very important topic is a theme that is often repeated.
In fact, the entirety of your religion revolves around this topic.
That is the topic of justice.
And it is particularly relevant for us today
this topic of justice, and how it is a recurring theme throughout the world.
Because that informs us that the revelation of the final revelation to mankind,
the Book of Allah, or AI, is not something that just benefits the Muslims. It's not something that just benefits the people who ascribe to believing in the brand.
But it benefits society as a whole.
If we do our jobs as Muslims to maintain and uphold justice, we will be people who benefit not only us, but benefit society as a whole, a lot
of you who have who have submitted to Allah, who will help me
stand up firmly for justice.
Be custodians of justice, be uphold this of justice
witnesses, to a lot of witnesses to the theater, Abed, in other words, that you stand for justice, or you don't stand in you don't act when you see something that you should say something about, then realize that you will be Shahada and be that to our witnesses to God. Another words, if you want to stand in front of God answered for your actions or your inaction. We have to be people who stand for justice. This is the command
that was added tells us to be happy to
be divinely inspired.
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Oh my servers, I have made a justice.
It is impermissible for me to be adjusted.
also make the Justice column between yourself.
But that's not oppress one another. We are here today. As was mentioned earlier, after three months of not being able to go to the temple, Tyler opened up for us
to be able to gather and the date of tomorrow
for the most important prayer of the week, my prayer
after 12 weeks of not being able to gather, sharing this space with people who have also expressed his sentiments with justice.
We are here today speaking about the topic that we're speaking about, specifically the
lives of the lost at the hands of the people who are paid to protect like
people who are hired and paid for five tax dollars to protect and serve
and get many people have been dying in
the last affliction has created this national uproar and where we are today, the life of George Clooney
at the hands in a manner that when we look at our perspective as Muslims,
we could not even
it is not permissible for us, even a sheep
Not to mention another human being who has like that sacred because a lot
a lot of
us make the light to human beings. And so this image
of a knee on someone's neck
in slow execution of another human being
this outbreak in his shoes,
because he can't sit back and watch as this
the only way the person can go to that number.
It's not only because they don't recognize the victim, just being human,
that they look at the person that they're killing is less than human, but also their own decency and sense of humanity.
It's built on a system that has historically made these device so that one can feel human, and another is less than a human being in our practice.
The problem comes with over 1400 years ago, his teachings abolished these notions of racism and tribalism in
our practice, and one of the most important dates in the history of is
when the Muslims returned to Mecca to reclaim what is rightfully theirs.
After having been rejected and pushed out of the land,
the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said,
he says this in front of the entire effect, particularly,
he said that the people, or the children abandoned
by the children of
Adam and Eve,
and alone has created Adam
looked at us, we're all created the same. We're all made up of souls and origins. We're all made up with the same elements, the law created Adam, for
all the children of Adam, and then the practice of almighty or celebrate the secret of Allah.
any town, in
the province of
this verse from the bride, who saw a lot going on a chapter in
the 13th, as
well as the panel's assets for mankind.
decade, we have created a single male and female.
And that we have made from amongst us, nations and tribes, it's our crown. So let's get to know one another method to denounce the tracks. We are different
different so that we could claim supremacy over one another.
The most noble, the
acute of mankind, human beings, the most honor.
Those who can't the most, those who oppose that theory, and will stack patches, those fulfill the demands of God and avoid this coefficient. As the only thing that distinguishes us, it's not our color.
backgrounds are nationalities how good you look or how long your hair is already a fan of skin Xander.
Those of you who are most honorable in the sight of God,
the most that matches
this is why
said in one of the last speeches and this was to the entire variable. One of the last addresses that the prophet SAW it would make command pack a message that would be taken and passed down from generation to generation. So daemon sets today is the language of
what the crop is so low, it was upset,
all of you.
He reviewed all of your fat,
no supremacy for an error
or an error over an error
For a white person or a red person over a black person,
a black person over a red versus a white person, that is tougher, except by that consciousness, this is the scale that we as believers in a lot and believe
this is something that is very specific to our practice alive in terms of that message, knowing from a religious standpoint, from a divine standpoint,
that we are equals, except by way of our fear, and our consciousness of Allah.
I emphasize this point
to him, and mentioned to him that he had said something negative, about another companion, because this
is the practice of
We used to be 11 him because
he, you are a person that has some remnants of destiny and the kinds of eagerness, it's time to look for.
That those teachings that we are better because of our color, shading sometimes
that that has nothing to do with the same sphere.
There are so many problems that we are dealing with as a nation.
wearing the masks mass social assistance in the midst of a pandemic.
fear, we fear this virus COVID-19 saying that we can actually
tax the human being
that leaves them
a virus that we scared out, because it takes away our ability to breathe.
In the midst of that
we're dealing with another
science, often unseen by the Navy I often hear
but it is also a virus
that has led to people losing their breath.
This is the virus of racism,
which has literally
caused people to say I can't read, but get that virus stays on top of them
and continues to attack them.
So they really cannot read anymore.
So we're not just dealing with one pandemic. We're dealing with the systematic bias.
There we are going to have to fight as a nation.
This virus has caused the loss of life of many lives.
in the week before that,
in the years before them is Michael Brenner.
And this could be your writing cynical, so many of us who have lost the lives that Allah has been synchronous.
as Muslims we don't believe that one life is more sacred than another life and
Allah has revealed to the poor I
The rabbit, one life
is like a person entire
life is so important that saving one life is like you have saved the life of all of mankind.
to us that whoever takes the light, except as punishment for murder or pausing perhaps sooner or later,
it will be as if they appealed all of
them will ever seem to
be as if they've seen all
life safety. Today, we specifically say that black lives matter.
We say that because
I've never been to anything.
So we have to call out call a spade a spade Yes.
All life is sacred laws we all live
specifically with today
using that same sentence.
Likewise, what people
have to hear years with centuries dealt with oppression,
systematic racism, torture, at the hands of the white power structure, they have been disproportionately targeted
by police. Correct in face police brutality or rape.
For that reason, it is important that we as Muslims, not just black nurses,
but that all Muslims who believe that he loves the kind of little battles that are created, that they like sacred, and that he has forfeited it justice, that we all stand up, stand in solidarity, to make a change in this nation.
Sand making known to us in no uncertain terms, that we Muslims have agents of change.
The prophet SAW
that he has no people
to see a boss who are awesome. They see a lot
of pressive others, amongst them, somebody who is a proponent of the Justice amongst
We can't, when we are listed with the justice, that we are subjecting ourselves in totality, not just the ones going wrong. But we subject ourselves as a whole
to divine retribution. And that's scary.
And we shouldn't be afraid. This is why our practice
help your brother when he is the oppressor or the oppressed. They say
we know how to help the oppressor.
How do we help the oppressor? What does that mean? in the province of legal services.
is now that stopping is governed by the
is hand woven into severe
authority to do so with your hand shaking, your hand is going to lead to a larger
most of us have the ability to do it. The only thing that stops us many times
is that we have
to say something you're around somebody who's saying something that is racist.
So you can say something.
Today, from today on you can't allow that to happen in your presence. You have to take a vow to yourself that you're going to be an agent of change.
change with his heart to damage the weakness of faith.
Even if you feel like
you can't say something
you can become desensitized
to the racism that is systemic indiscriminate that has become a part of the fabric of so many institutions.
Those of you
who are pregnant
Don't feel bad.
Don't feel bad, don't feel guilty. It's not your fault. It's nothing wrong with being frivolous, that will love
the parents that have the ability to send you to the best schools, you don't need to feel guilty for that a lot of people suffer from it.
But here's the deal.
This is not to say,
I don't apply. victim.
We feel bad about what happened to the good side of
you who have been given that privilege, you have to be the first people to address the victimizers because they like,
you have to be the first to confront the aggressors, because they like you.
Not like us.
But they like you,
as many other many other people in the society.
So when we talk about what are we going to do, this is a centuries old problem, and it can happen overnight, we're not going to just automatically change systems overnight. But we can start with ourselves.
And for those of you who have political influence, you know, elected officials, you know, CEOs of large companies, you know, people of influence, and
you have to allow your person here, you have to take those people who otherwise will not
in this feed a wake up call that many of us needing to affect positive change, and not to allow me to just go back to the stats for
brothers citizens and
we must recognize that a lot of
It may not be
your reality in some places that we are in both positions to be the caretakers. But nonetheless, this is our
We are here to wherever we are, wherever we are, we should affect positive change, he cannot be bystanders. He did not turn a blind eye to corruption.
You are the caretakers of this. There are over 200,000 of us, in the city alone.
If we were more organized.
If we came together to strategize, you'll be definitely good.
But that's what leaders
that's for the leaders to figure out what we
At the same time,
we can all play a role.
We have to now incorporate the teachings of Islam, in our social lives. The teachings are not restricted
to the cat or facet of Ramadan, or praying or making the same
metric every aspect of our life. What am I teaching is that whoever believes in a lot of events a better honor.
We all have neighbors,
your neighbors know us for kindness for speaking to them for being people who contribute positively to the neighborhood for being honest
to our neighbors, however, they may not know so
you'll be heavily responsibility.
We have a responsibility to take these teachings to the people and not let them stop with us. In fact,
as we talk about this fight for justice, we talk about upholding the rights that are
given to people and claiming those rights. Let us not let us not critique
Oftentimes, oftentimes, we get caught up in once we begin a larger struggle.
The Creator has rights over us. The greatest strengths is that we worship them alone, and that we don't involve ourselves with each other
form of acknowledging
that we worship the creator alone that we will come true slaves.
And when we become slaves of Allah, we are free from bondage since creation and to create systems
in our, in our fear in our reliance in our trust is a plan alone alone. It's not a piping system to give us so friends because those rights of God.
And when we get to that point, that is real. real power
is the highest form of nobility, that we are slaves to allow slaves to nothing else that we found out, we're going to do in a minute that we prostrate only to God, we don't bow to a system and that we own a system. But then same with justice. We
are dealing with this issue.
The security issue,
Justice for those who have been oppressed