Palestine Is Our Crisis
Channel: Tom Facchine
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It was only back in April
when we gave a clip here, in the masjid,
entitled Palestine is our better
there's no doubt that Palestine is our issue. The issue of everyone in this room, the issue of every Muslim on the face of this earth,
Philistine is the land of the prophets. The land to which he Rahim Allah He Salam fled, the land of Musa alayhis salam and Yaqoob the land of Asa, Allah him Salaam.
Philistine is the first Qibla and the first direction of prayer that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam ever knew,
even when he left from Mecca to Medina,
rather than pray towards his homeland, he prayed towards Philistine
until a year or so after when Allah subhanaw taala changed the direction of prayer.
The default was Philistine.
Philistine is the place that Allah subhanaw taala brought the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for his night journey Illustra will miraj if Allah azza wa jal had wanted to he could have brought the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam directly up from Mecca. But no. Instead he deliberately chose to bring him to Philistine first.
To show the honor that that land is due. There is a Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talks about a 45 on Surah
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Brothers and sisters, the situation and alasa, if you haven't already heard, is extremely dire.
In just a few days, over 2000 people have been killed. Over 500 of them are children. 500,000 homes have been demolished this morning.
This morning, they made an announcement a warning that the 1 million people of Gaza city in North Gaza had to evacuate within 24 hours,
which is an impossible task. And they know it. They bombed the roads. There is no way to flee. There's nowhere to go.
There have been documented it
use of chemical weapons against the people of Gaza.
The hospitals and the schools have been targeted.
This is our issue is the issue of every single one of us.
Now, if you try to tell this or explain this to somebody who consumes the news, what will they say? One of the things they will say is Oh, they have it coming. Group X did this and that. Group X did this and the third, this is just a consequence of what that group did. This is called collective punishment. Now I want to ask you if the shoe was on the other foots. If we believed as Muslims in collective punishments, how would they react?
You would hear them crying about it. 24/7 it would be on the news 24/7.
In fact, they have to lie about us to make us seem as bloodthirsty as they are. They have to lie about us to justify their cruelty. They do it from the prophets of Allahu alayhi wa sallam up until today. They have to lie about the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never harmed someone who wasn't a combatant. He never killed a civilian. They have to event lies about him to turn opinion against him. Allah He salatu salam, just like they have to invent lies about our brothers and sisters today. To turn opinion against them. 40 Babies decapitated a lie. Where's the evidence?
Where's the news? No. Rather, if you pay attention, if you see what people from Gaza are actually showing on Twitter, you see the opposite. You see, and that's not to excuse anything that has been done wrong. People can make mistakes and people can sit and we do not accept that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam set limits, but we have to be smart and recognize propaganda for what it is. Rather we see examples where the Muslims enter a household. And the first thing they say to the civilian inhabitants aside is we're Muslims. You have nothing to be afraid of.
We see people who report shocking
Surprise, being treated decently by Muslim soldiers because they've been fed lies and lies and lies their entire life, about how bloodthirsty we are, how savage we are, how barbaric we are.
This is the first response to someone who is uninformed. The second response that you need to let people know is that this did not happen overnight. This did not happen in a vacuum. This did not start just this week.
This was not unprovoked.
The Palestinians have lived in a state of apartheid and colonization, one that has dispossessed and taken away their lands, we still have the keys. People in our own communities still have the keys to their homes, just like the brothers in Bosnia understand many of you left your home with a backpack.
And you never thought you would go back. Maybe you still have the keys to your houses. Our Palestinian brothers and sisters are the same. They still have the keys around their necks. They still keep the keys in their drawers.
But they're not allowed to go back. Because it's been a segregated society and apartheid society for over 70 years. They've been forced to live in on human conditions, especially in Gaza, in an open air prison, always afraid of bombs falling, always afraid of sniper fire, raining down on them had any moments. Do you know sometimes women in Gaza, they don't ever take their hijabs off, because they don't know when they're going to have to flee.
They don't know when their house is going to be demolished, or when the bomb is going to drop. And so they stay in their hijab 24 hours a day.
Our brothers and our sisters,
this is not peace.
Nobody in their right mind. Nobody with half a brain cell would describe this situation as peace.
This is a state of war. This is a state of oppression and people have the right to resist. Generally speaking people have the right to resist. This is common sense. And Allah subhanaw taala affirms it in the Quran he says within a little Avena yukata Luna Vienna whom volume boy in the hola hola nostra him. They are Kadir permission to fight has been given to those who are already being fought and killed because they're wrong because they're oppressed. And indeed Allah subhanaw taala is able to give them victory. Allah tells us in the next verse, how they were wronged. What happened at Levina Oak Ridge home in the area him Barry Huck, they are the ones who have been kicked out of
their homes for no apparent reason at all.
Allah subhanaw taala tells us that we have the right to resist. He tells us the reasons for resisting oppression later in the eye. He says getting kicked out of your home is getting persecuted because of your faith. And then at the end of the ayat, he tells us what will happen if we don't resist. Allah says if you do not resist oppression, it's not going to go away. They're not going to recognize you. They're not going to give you power or let you live they're not going to put your electricity back on or give you clean water.
tyranny will spread. Allah says a tyranny will spread until there are no mosques and no synagogues and no churches and no monasteries, no place where a lot can be worshipped.
They want us to give up. That's what they want. They want us to quit. They want us to stay silent. If you've been following things. You look at the UK, the United Kingdom.
It's illegal to have a protest in favor of Palestine. It's illegal to fly a Palestinian flag in the UK people are getting arrested and deported for speaking up about Palestine. Look at France the same thing in France. Rallies pro Palestinian rallies have been made illegal and people are still in the streets.
Our brothers and sisters in France.
Those who can't wear headscarves in public, who can't hire whatever Imam they want for their local machine, who are watched to a 24/7 They're at constant risk of getting arrested and deported. They're still in the streets for Palestine. They said it's illegal. They said Come arrest me.
Here, it's different.
We have the right to assemble. We have the right to protest we have the right to say what we want but people try to intimidate you. People will try to intimidate you. They will try to go after your work. They'll try to go after your job. They'll try to report you to your employer. They'll try to make as many problems for you as they can. I was reading this morning Harvard University
They have a coalition of student groups, who organized the rally in support of Palestine,
blaming the occupation of Israel as the main cause. And you know what another group did in response, they took the names and pictures of all the college students who signed this petition. And they hired a truck with a billboard on the side. And they put the names and the faces of the students on the Billboard, to publicly shame them and intimidate them. There are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies that are asking Harvard to give them the names and the faces of the students so they can blacklist them. So they can never hire them so that they can make sure use all of their networks and power and influence to make sure that they never have a job, which is illegal. But they're trying. That's what
happens here. They want us to be silence. They are counting on our silence. They are hoping because they need our assignments to continue doing what they do. But we will not quit. No we won't. We will not surrender. And we will never stop talking about this issue. I will never stop talking about this issue. Well, Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah is my witness, they will have to drag me off the mimbar in handcuffs. Before we start talking about this issue.
They cannot silence every single one of us.
The worst thing that could happen to you and me in this country is nothing compared to what our brothers and sisters are going through in Alaska right this instant.
And the worst thing that you and I could experience in this country is nothing compared to the reward that Allah subhanaw taala has for those who stand up on the side of truth and stand up on the side of justice. We cannot be weak. In this moment, we cannot be weak we have to be strong the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he warned us that when I gave that quote, but in April I read this hadith in its entirety, just the English here, people the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said people will one day summon one another call one another to come and attack you. Just as people gathering around a dish to eat. And then someone asked, Could they couldn't believe it? They said,
they are Rasul Allah will that be because of our small numbers at that time? And he said, No, no, you're actually going to be a multitude. But you will be like the foam on the See how numerous and weak you are. And Allah will take the fear of you from the hearts of your enemies, and will place weakness into your hearts. Then they asked him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what, what is this weakness? What is it? And he said, Sal, Allahu alayhi wa sallam love of this world filled with dunya. And dislike of death.
We can't be weak, we have to be strong, because at the end of the day, Allah subhanho wa Taala is with us. We don't compromise with tyranny. We don't compromise with oppression. We don't compromise with colonialism, we resistance we resist. They want a peace process, I'll give them a peace process and the occupation, then there will be peace.
Now you have to understand, they're very, very sneaky. Very sneaky. They will try to pollute your ideas, and try to affect the way that you even think about this issue so that we're not united, every single one of us in this room. So that they divide us, they will try to tell us that this is just an out of issue.
It's not just an audition, they will tell us that this is just a Palestinian issue. It's not just a Palestinian issue. They want us to think that it's an issue of Muslims against Jews. It's not even an issue of Muslims against Jews, because there are Jews who support us. And there are Muslims who have betrayed us.
That is not the issue here.
So we shouldn't be surprised. We should not be surprised when we see other Muslims selling out people are selling out their Palestinian brothers and sisters. Do you know something incredible, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, he actually told us that it would happen in the Hadith that I mentioned earlier about the type of men surah he said, not only when people betray them, but that they would not be harmed by the betrayal that says I don't know if it told me an almighty Allah dini vahidi and Alia do we him call Hina lair, the Roman holophone they will never stop being a group of people from my nation supporting the religion victorious over their enemies, those who betray them
will not harm them in the least.
And they will stay on that until the day of judgment comes while they are still persisting and earlier Matt, they said in some of the narrations that this is the people of Palestine, these are the people of Philistine so the question is
Which side of history do you want to be on? The prophets of Allah? Allah said, I'm told you these people are going to win.
It's just a matter of time.
What do you want your legacy to be? This is an issue of truth and falsehood. good against evil. Will you be someone who sold out the Palestinians and looks the other way? Or someone who is allowed to be intimidated into silence? Or will you stand up and be counted among the victorious Allah subhanaw taala promised victory? That's not in question. The only question is, do you want to be part of it or not? Have Gulu holy ha that was started Hola. Hola. Hola, como Salema semicolon iStockphoto in the whole of affordable hint?
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resistances are divine right.
But we take our example from the Prophet sallallahu ala he was on. We do not oppress anybody. We do not get carried away. We don't take things too far. We have limits they do not. But we have limits.
And you actually see this in some of the social media things that have been going around some of the videos, were Muslims. We're not going to hurt you. This is our deen. If you expected something from us. No, that's you guys. That's not how we behave. And for anybody in this country who's going to a protester who's going to confront somebody or have a conversation, keep this in mind as well. We have our principles from Islam, from Allah subhanho wa taala, and from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we do not oppress just because others oppress us.
We set it back in April, and we'll say it again that Palestine is our better. And what we meant is that just like at better, we're severely outnumbered. Everyone is against us. The news is against us. Even some of the Muslim leaders are against us. But another trick that they tried to play on us to mess with our minds, and I'll end with this. They tried to take away our hope. They try to make us pessimistic. They tried to make it seem like we will never win, hoping that we will give up. And it's true. We have obstacles. The obstacles are enormous. Yes. And there are numerous obstacles. Yes. But never, ever underestimate the OMA of Mohamed Salah Allahu Allah, He will
never ever underestimate, though some of the best of creation alayhi salatu salam.
It's been how many years since we had a political leader.
Look at everybody in this room. We're still here. We're still standing. We have our brothers from Central Asia and the Balkans. They tried communism on them. They tried to wipe them from the face of the earth. We learned Koran and secrets. We taught our kids Koran and secrets and we're still here.
We have our brothers from Bangladesh. Anytime they curse the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam in their European hypocritical European countries. Our brothers and Bangladesh fill the streets, hundreds of 1000s of people, millions of people.
We have people in Algeria from Algeria, that fought over 100 over 100 years of colonialism. Nobody thought they could do it. And we're still here. They tried slaughtering us they tried to
infecting us with diseases, they tried chemical weapons, they tried to brainwash us, they tried everything. We're still here. We're still teaching Koran. We're still reciting Quran we're still praying together, the African American brothers, they've been at you for hundreds of years, trying to break you. 10% of the slaves that came to North America were Muslims. They tried to wipe that from you. We're still here.
We're still praying together. We're still fasting together.
This is the home of Muhammad Sallallahu ala he was Allah. If Allah was not helping this Alma we would have been defeated by now.
They have meetings trying to figure out how can they can break us. They've run out of ideas. They cannot break us because Allah subhanho wa Taala is with us.
And no matter how bad the lives get, we still have converts. We have converts, we have converts, more and more and more people joining
Allah subhanaw taala said he will complete his light
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They wish they could extinguish Allah's lights with their mouths but Allah subhanho wa Taala refuses, accepts to perfect his lights. Although the deniers dislike it, every single one of us stand up and be counted a witness for Allah subhanho wa Taala use whatever voice you have, even if it's just the share button, even if it's just the like button, whatever influence and power you have stand up and be counted as someone who was on the side of truth as someone that was for the ummah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam