Tom Facchine – Palestinians Are Murdered Twice

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The importance of anger and control in Islam is emphasized, along with the need for proper intentions and guidance from the Prophet Alaihi wa diss hey. The speakers emphasize the importance of protecting women from harmful behavior and maintaining a positive attitude towards one's anger and anxiety, while also acknowledging the gravity of the situation and the need for people to not give up on their chances of working. The speakers emphasize the importance of trusting Islam, building capacity for future growth, and not just helping family members.
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record with Allahu Allah Gatto, my dears brothers and sisters, all of us have been glued to the news and social media around the clock for the past week and a half. We are bombarded every single day with horrific images of murder and destruction. Perhaps most painfully those images of our martyrs from the hospital and VESA last night. Additionally, we are hearing and reading blatant lies from the Zionist controlled media every single day. My dear brothers sisters, Palestinians are being murdered twice, once by the bombs of the Zionist Israelis and once more, but ally of the Western media. All of this adds insult to injury. My dear brothers sisters I think the emotion that captures

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that what that really what we're all feeling collectively is rage. We are infuriated at the Zionist atrocities and the misinformation campaign. We are enraged at the lack of global support for our brothers and sisters in Palestine. What do we do with this anger? It's okay to be this angry. And tonight we want to discuss our rage and anger tonight and inshallah find ways to channel it for our brothers and sisters in husba and Palestine and in a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanahu wa to Allah. I am joined tonight by my beloved brother and friend and colleague, Imam Tom fishing, somebody come raft Allah he'll work out why they come

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to him. I'm Tom Subhan Allah, you know, we think about the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I want to always begin our conversation there because whatever we feeling we gotta go back to how did he respond in the situations he was in. And we know when we read his Sita and we listened to the lectures, that he was a man of forbearance on a spot that was salam. He was a man of the most beautiful character. He was a man who was forgiving. He was a man who was cheerful, a man who was easygoing. And we also know that he never got angry on behalf of his own self. Right? Even if people did things that come and pull them by his shirt and get angry at him, he would not allow

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that to to overpower him. But at the same time, we know the Prophet Muhammad was loved while he was done wasn't wasn't, wasn't just passive, right? And he wasn't just you know, devoid of emotions. Rather, we know he would get angry for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah, especially and pretty much only when the limits of Allah had been transgressed. And this would Aisha Radi Allahu anhu, she mentioned about and that whenever he would only get angry for the sake of Allah. And there's a beautiful Hadith where the prophet I said, I was actually even talking about how not being angry for his sake, is blameworthy when he mentioned that there was a town at the angels were told by ALLAH

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SubhanA with other to destroy, and the angels told Allah that there was like a righteous person in that town. And Allah Subhan Allah said actually turn the town over and include that man for his face was never showed displeasure for the sake of Allah subhana who was so my dear brother, Imam Tom, can you please walk us through a little bit? What does it mean to be angry for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala what does it look like? When does it praiseworthy?

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah sought some sort of Allah. So it's important to realize that anger like anything else that Allah Spano Tata gives us is a gift. And it shows something it's a litmus test. It's a way to, to test yourself and to check yourself to see where you're at in life. If you're not enraged, if you're not angered by the things that you're seeing going on to your brothers and sisters, in Azusa and Philistine and elsewhere in the Muslim world, then your heart is sick, then you have a disease, then you have a serious problem that you need to check and you need to remedy because these things the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said that the OMA is like one body. And if one

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part of the body is ailing, the rest responds with sleeplessness and with fever, that this is a sign that you're alive. So the fact that you get angry at the news and have to throw your phone phone down, and you can't believe what somebody came up to, and said to you in a supermarket or a cafe, and that you're just seething with anger that this shows that your heart is alive. And so we shouldn't turn away from it. And we shouldn't minimize it. And we shouldn't belittle it Islam is not just about turning the other cheek. It's not just about looking the other way. However, we have a say we have a duty to wield that rage in a responsible way. Because every single action can become

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worship, if it has two things if it has intentionality behind it, the proper intentions, and then secondly, it comports to the guidance that was brought by the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, which is why many many books they start with two Hadith they start with in the mount imam who have been yet the actions are all according to their intentions. And then the fee Emelina how them at least I mean, who for whom, Rod, that if you do something that's an act of worship in the deen, that's outside of it, then it's going to be rejected. And so many scholars, they reflect on these two Hadith and they say that this is yin and yang. These are two halves of the same coin. If you want to

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act if you want to be righteous. If you want to do the right thing. Then you're going to need these two components. You have to have the proper intention anger for Allah subhanaw taala not anger

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For yourself, not anger for your little group, not anger for your ego, not anger for your whatever it is that you think your pride, your fame, etc. It has to be anger for Allah subhanaw taala. And it has to be in comportment with the guidance of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa salam, even if you have your righteous anger, and you go and act out and do something that is against the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala, then you're not going to have that thing accepted from you, even if you will. And so we have to be very, very careful. One of the classical scholars Norwood also when he said in one of his books, video, macadam is Sharia, he said that anger is essential, and it has to be

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developed. Why is it essential? Because it's there's two extremes, right? If you have no anger at all, what the absence of anger is cowardice, because you have to have anger, to establish this. If you want to have the motivation to establish justice, some things have to make you mad, right. So on one side, if you're completely devoid of anger, then you're not capable of justice in the first place. This but on the other extreme is tyranny. If you're only dominated and controlled by your anger, if it's not kept in check, by the city, or by your proper intentions, then it's going to actually hurt other people and oppress other people in a way that Allah subhanaw taala does not

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support and does not reward and does not accept. But that's not enough. It's not just about avoiding them to extremes, you also have to harness and develop it and wield it into something. So if you're to think do a thought experiment, if Allah subhanaw taala gave you this thing anger, what does he wants you to develop it into? What's the end goal or the MCSA of this gift that he gave you? It is justice, Allah subhanaw taala wants you to take it and develop it and wield it and use it and apply it in a restrained and responsible way. So that justice will reign on earth because Allah subhanaw taala is just and he loves justice, and he wants justice to be done on earth.

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Library for you, that was absolutely beautiful. So hamdullah what I'm grabbing from there is something that's very validating to me is that like when I feel this anger, that it can be praiseworthy, if done correctly, and I shouldn't just suppress it, and just never respond. I think about Imam Shafi when he said his famous statement that when he stabbed Abba, Bologna,

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right, if someone is genuinely provoked to be angry, like in the right in a right way, and he doesn't express any anger, he's like a donkey, right? And I think of the Prophet Muhammad wa salam, right, even when he saw honorable hotbar, but with the towel bar thinking that he could get guidance from it, right. So it's early days and stuff. It's like, he got angry at that. It's like no, like, you know, even if Musa was here today, you have no choice but to follow me. So the professionalism would get on top of the minibar and the Companions would report his face would turn red with anger, and he would shout and he would raise his voice to try to shake the people awake, you know, the

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famous story of video, right? And you know, and he gets on the meme bot, and he says my bad omen, right? Like what's wrong with people that they make conditions that aren't in the book of Allah right? So this is something that is actually it's a sunnah it's a Prophetic practice to not only feel anger but to express it but it has to be wielded responsibly.

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Okay, so what I want to do now is that we've been talking a lot about so far we're all feeling this anger. And there's a lot of stuff we've been seeing we've been seeing these horrific attacks we've been seeing all this propaganda I want to show the audience just let's just let's look at some of that stuff to get an idea about what's really driving some of this right.

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Israel this morning says it's attacking the Gaza Strip more intensely than ever before we're in a religious war here I am with Israel do whatever the * you have to do to defend yourself level the place

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has never seen anything like this. She has a lot of employees

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with bombardments coming around the clock

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the Gaza Strip is cut off with no way in or out.

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you see that? If you watch those clips and you're not angry, you your heart is dead. I'm sorry. And if you see these clips, and you say, Well, where were they when it was my issue, then you have a disease?

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He's I'm sorry, you this is something that is that that calls us to action and calls us to be smart and calls us to really think about how Allah subhanaw taala is going to hold us accountable for what we do or even what we don't do.

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Yeah, I mean, that stuff is infuriating. So.

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So I want to separate two things. Now, there's a difference between being angry for the sake of Allah subhana, WA, tada. And then acting in a state of anger, that is probably inappropriate. And the Prophet Muhammad was long when he's gonna give us so much guidance, actually, about controlling this angry man came to him and said, Look, give me some advice, also needs a laptop that doesn't have that often. We've been told not to be angry, don't get angry, don't get angry. He also said that when you're angry, that to go and make will do, right, and he said that he saw two men fighting and he said, Man, if one of them I know something, if he said, because he was boiling with rage,

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they would cool him down. He said, he should say I want to be laying the shade on our gym. So we know that anger, although it can be praiseworthy, also needs to be reined in. So can you help us think through like kind of how do we ensure that we have the right anger that motivates us to do righteous things, but also able to control it with clarity of mind? So that way, it does not overtake us and make us do things that are on Islamic? Definitely. Well, it comes back to the two things that we mentioned earlier intention and comportment. Right. So, you know, the first thing is that your your, your actions have to be coming from the right place, and directed towards the right

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means, right you have to be if you're angry for a last poem to audit, it has to be that you're trying to please Allah subhanaw taala, you're concerned about what he's going to say about your action that you're about to do? Is he going to approve of it or not? And you have to ultimately be moving towards justice with whatever you're about to do. This isn't about vengeance. It's not about race. It's not about just sort of, you know, expressing your rage, right? A lot of times in Western society, we're kind of caught up with this idea of just expression. Oh, it's not, that's not enough. You can't just merely express your anger and then say, Oh, well, I'm sorry, well, I was angry. No,

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you have a responsibility, you have a responsibility to wield it intelligently, because it's going to hurt you. And it's going to hurt other people around you. In this life. And the next if you're not really careful with this. It's a very, very, it's an Amana. And the second component is the limits of Allah, right? Like the limits of a law can never be transgressed. And if you look at those clips that we just showed you, and we look at what people are doing, that's the difference between other people and us. That's the difference between Islam and other ideologies like Zionism, or other ideologies that people believe in, is that we have limits other people don't. Right, we believe

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that, you know, there are red lines that cannot be crossed, when even in warfare, like, let alone you know, hear what we're doing with activism and organization and, and social media and the information war and these sorts of things. Right? So we have limits, and we have principles, and we cannot ever compromise on our principles. That is where we go out of bounds. That's where we displease Allah subhanaw Donna, that's where we lose the baraka and the success from Allah subhanho data. And, you know, the tricky thing is that the shaytaan is always going to the devil will give you rationale, he will want to convince you that it's justified look at what they're doing to us,

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you have the famous story of who was an Mokhtar right in Libya, fighting the resistance against the Italians. And then they were asking him, well, they massacred our prisoners of war, why don't we do the same to them? And he said, They're not our teachers. They're not our teachers, right? This is the thing, everything that you see on the media, let it make you angry, let it drive you to action, let it inspire you, but they are not our teachers. Right? So we don't take the same, you know, ends justify the means do absolutely anything. Right, you saw some of the more famous interviews that were going on. And people are literally saying in front of millions of people, you know, do whatever

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it takes, do whatever it takes, that's literally what they're meant hedges, that's what their their their approach is. That's not a prophetic men hedge. That's not a that's not a methodology that's going to please Allah subhanaw taala. And it's not an Islamic methodology. We have our red lines, we have our principles, and everything at the end of the day has to be tied back to justice.

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Can we get specific with that? So let's say that I know I see this stuff, it's infuriating, be online, and I want to shoot back with like a tweet, right? Or I'm at a metal protest. Right? And some Zionist right is really agitating me. What are those? How do I in that moment? What are some things I can do to kind of rein in my anger? And then make sure I act appropriately? Yeah, I mean, like, let's take this example like so we have the battle ahead, right. And, you know, it was difficult on the Muslims and you have even a retreat where the prophet Ali sought to some of the companions, you know, they had to kind of go up into the mountain a little bit, and you have the

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situation where the enemies of Allah are gloating openly, right, they're they're they're saying, you know, like, where's our Where's Abu Bakr Where's these sorts of things in our global victory? But the second they say something about Allah subhanaw taala and they say something about near dead they say something

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are the idols, the prophets of what he said? I'm telling them to respond. Right? He didn't tell them to go throw themselves down and commit some sort of, you know, haste or rash act that was going to hurt the movement. Right? He told them to respond in an intelligent and witty way. And that's when the response came when they said that, no, no, we're not the same. We're not the same. First of all, they responded that, you know, No, Allah, Allah is greatest. And then no, we're not the same our data and gender and your data and the fire, right. So there's a time and a place, and there's a way to respond. But it has to serve the movement, it has to serve the goals of justice, it can't be

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just, again, to satisfy your vengeance, okay, somebody comes up, and they say something nasty to you at a protest. Sometimes the most damaging thing you can do to somebody is just to smile and be and be nice to them. You know, like, there's a role for that, too. And that's not to support cowardice, right. But there are times when people are attempting to provoke you, and provocations are actually an intentional tactic of your, of your opposition. So if we were to jump and bite on every single provocation, we would, you know, we would cease to exist, first of all, and we would also, we would also we would not meet our goals, we would not establish the justice that we're capable for. Right?

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Or that we're capable of. So we have to be very, very careful.

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It reminds me of when the, you know, some of the enemies of Allah, it came to the Prophet Muhammad wa salam, and they were like, you know, trying to be sly instead of saying salaam aleykum. Right? They will say like, you know, a Somali come like, poised upon you, right? And like Aisha and like, and other companions, you want to jump back and be like, poison upon you and like death PDU and the kind of really escalate that and the Prophet is saying, don't know why. Right. Yeah. And, like it's dealt with, right? You know? And so that is that it's that Halem, it's that it's an ability to like not transgress those limits. So this reminds me spawn like I was in, in undergrad during the Second

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Intifada. And that was really a time of awakening for my faith, just again, seeing what was happening. And I felt the the necessity of being involved in this. But as when you're young, you are often quick to make decisions often rationally. And sometimes I remember looking back saying, hey, you know, what people are doing, it's not aggressive enough, you know, it's too soft. And now I look back in hindsight, you know, 20 years later, and I say, You know what, I wish I had a little bit more wisdom. And it reminds me the story of American football, right when he's a treaty in who Navia Muslims are about to make, right, and they're all excited. And they're like, super, all ready to go.

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And then the process and I'm gonna stop right by the machine, and they have to contract the treaty for Libya, was already above, he's upset. He's angry, because he goes, the puppet says, are we not on the truth? Right, like, are dead not in Paradise, and they're dead? Are Hellfire boxing? Yes, yes, there's a wire, we can accept humiliation in our faith. The Prophet is saying that I'm the messenger of God, right. And I will not like, you know, like, like, things are going to be fine. And Omar heard that and he wants, he's like, he got it. He's like, I'm still so angry. And he goes to a workers to do, and he tries the same thing again, like, you know, are we gonna allow this to happen?

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And then ultimately, it's ended with the Surah, coming down in a circle. And the Prophet is saying to almost beat this, and now almost kind of like he's like, is this victory? And the Prophet is saying, yes, as Omar was so remorseful of that, that he would even like, fast and do Glyfada like for years and years and years, do you recognize that his anger was a little bit overboard? Started to get his talk this through kind of how we can maybe maybe from your own life experience, like how can we make sure that like, there's going to be differences of opinion as we try to do the best possible thing? How do we make sure that we don't go rogue in any way? Yeah, I mean, that's a

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beautiful story. And it's very, it's very rich and appropriate to our times, I mean, for the first thing is that there's this temptation, and our opposition wants us to fall into infighting and mutual blame, right. And so we have to realize that there's many tactics, okay, that need to be utilized when it comes to, and some of those are short term and long term like a short term tactic is getting on social media and sharing, to to expose the lies of the Zionist propaganda machine that's targeting all of us at this point. And to make the truth be heard, right. There's long term tactics that have to do with institution building and capacity building. And I think we're going to

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touch on that later. And a bit. There's protests in person, there's things doing online, you know, sometimes we poopoo each other, right? And we say, it's like, oh, well, you're just, you know, online keyboard activism, or you're only doing this or protests are no good. And we have a very negative mentality towards it. And we should realize that, you know, every tool belt has several tools in it. And there's multiple different sorts of things going on. And we actually need to work towards coordination. And this is the real answer to your question is that we need coordination and cooperation with each other. Like when you have a collective mentality, and collective action, then

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this is really what makes significant and long lasting change. I was in the Twin Cities and I was talking to one of the elders of the community. And he asked me and I have a degree in Political Theory. He's like, what is power? And I was like, Well, you know, there's a lot

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Always to answer that question, and he kind of smiled. He said power is the ability to get a lot of people to do the same thing at once. Right? And so that takes that takes capacity building, right that takes this sort of communal thought communal feeling and communal action. So, you know, nobody should and the Prophet Allah, you said some warned against going off by yourself that shaytaan is, is you know, will pick off like the the lone sheep, right, like making an analogy between the A wolf picking off the lone sheep, or a person who, for example, the shaytaan is closer to two than three, right? If there's only two people are versus if there's three people, we have other Hadith of the

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Prophet, I use that up today I'm talking about the GEMA. And how important the Gemma is right? Is that having this gravity, right, the mass of Muslims gives you a gravity to make sure that nobody strays too far, and goes out and does something foolish or does something because we're so good at fooling ourselves. And we're so good at at deluding ourselves and sort of just like, you know, giving ourselves rationales and why we should be able to do this and should be able to do that. But sticking to that Jamal is a really, really important feature of our deen that we need to keep in mind in these times. And because there's accountability, and there's accountability, and there's

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sugar in it, right, where we take sort of counsel with other people, like when you're in your 20s, I mean, especially as a young man, it's like you really, you're gonna have some hot blood, so to speak to someone in their 30s or to speak to someone in their 40s that's seen a lot that's known a lot that's had a lot of experiences, you're gonna benefit tremendously. Right? One of the things that the Prophet salallahu Salam did at the Battle of whether it's a famous story where they had kind of set up shop right there their tents at a certain place in relation to the the wells of whether it was basically giving the enemy open access to the wells. And then one of the companions came, and he

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said, Yeah, so Allah, is this like something that you got from Revelation? Or is this something that is just like from your own sort of preference? He said, It's just my own preference. And so then the companion said, Okay, well, we should really put our camp over there, it's a cut off the access to the enemy army. And so this was something where even the Prophet alayhi salatu salam benefited from this sort of mutual accountability, even the Battle of Oh, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had a dream. And we know that the dreams of the prophets are wacky, the revelation, and the dream instructed the prophet at least. So that's them to basically fight in the city from the rooftops or

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whatever, and more of a guerrilla like situation. And then he took shorter with his companions, and some of the companions they felt. So they had FOMO, they had missed out on weather, and they wanted to go out and meet the enemy, outside the city. And he went with it, even though even though it was against what he wanted to do, and he's a prophet, Allah, he set out to sit down. So what about you and me? You know, if you run your tweet by somebody, if you run your protest by somebody you run, you know, Hey, these are the slogans for our protest. What do you think about these? These are the signs that we have? What do you think about those? Like, what do you think about this type of action

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or that type of action? Is there anything that we're missing here? Right? This is the type of accountability and cohesion that we're going to need that we should have had for a long time. Okay, but lates better than ever, we need to develop it to each other. There's a wonderful I was reading through sorts of matita this week, and Allah subhanaw taala he says, in the melaleuca Mala was sort of one of the enamel Okay, so it's interesting that Allah subhanaw taala says that your protector is only Allah and His messenger and the people who believe now interestingly, he doesn't just leave it as people who believe He then goes on to define it. Allah the new chemo, UK more salah, or you tune

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as a car or home rocky Aruna, that those people who they're really believers, right, they're not just fake believers or pretend believers, they're people who establish the prayer and they give, they gives a QA and then Allah Subhana Allah says in the next verse, or may it's a well Allahu Allah rasool Allah Who Alladhina amanu for inner Hezbollah, he humo volleyball. So Allah subhanaw taala ties success to not just following Allah subhanaw taala and not just following the messenger I used to read Salam, we all know that, but also the people who are the believers, right is that this is our, our tribe, if you will, this is our group. And so we have to stick together, there's going to

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be so many for you, I see them already. And I see them all the time in person on social media that are going to try to break us up. They want so badly to break us up and to have a starting to fight in this group versus that group in this first and this settle this score, take this opportunity to prove Well, where were you for this issue? Or what are you doing over here? Our enemies want us like that. Right? We have to stick to the believers we have to try to improve every day. And then that's that's the way forward. So consultation, you know, collectivity, really just having a collective team spirit, is what's going to keep people in line is going to temper sort of any elements that

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would want to do something that's rash and hasty and inappropriate. And so every single one of us has, we need each other.

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Library, man that is going where was that 20 years ago when I was in the middle of my early activism with Philistines. But no, I love this idea about like making

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sure that everybody runs their ideas through someone else like if you got your whatsapp groups right whatever it might be before you send up a tweet before you plan something right making that showed up with scholars with activists with other people who have more experience alive but I want to switch gears a little bit actually know before we that we've been talking a lot we really want the audience to get involved, please send your questions, please give your comments things that you're feeling when it comes to your anger, your rage and your concerns about how to channel it. So we can have I'm Tom address those. Inshallah, in the coming moments, as those questions are rolling in, I

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want to switch gears and really I wants to turn inward a little bit because, you know, subhanAllah sometimes I think that people think that the victory it comes from from outside it comes simply from these different behaviors that we do, right? We think that victory because right just because of the tweet or because of the protests, right or because of some worldly action, but Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us Adina Ave, in terms of a lot of academic Who are you who believe, if you give victory to a love, you are the support of Allah, Allah will support you, and He will make you steadfast and firm. And so I wanted to ask you a bit about how do we take this awakening that the whole Ummah has

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right now, as a way that we kind of say, Look? Is this not the time to obey Allah? subhanaw taala? Is that should we not take our anger, as a motivator to say, oh, Allah, I want to change my life. Because because I know that if I change my life, and I do what is pleasing to you, then victory is going to get closer and closer and closer. So please elaborate for us on the role of, of our, of our, of transforming our lifestyle for this cause? Yeah, absolutely. And there's two extremes that we need to call them out. Right. So one extreme, they only rely on the external means, all right, secular activists, people who are just going to say it's like, it's only going to be in political

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action, it's only going to be, you know, in this type of tactic or that type of tactic. And as believers, we just can't clap to that. We can't believe in that yet. But at the same time, we also know that there's another extreme where people there are people who are quietus, and apolitical, and people who weaponize these, these verses and Hadith as an excuse for cowardice. And so we're also not saying that it's a false dilemma. We absolutely need both, okay. We're not hiding behind the need to transform yourself, when we're saying that you need to transform yourself, that this is something that is part and parcel of our deen and our success, right? Because at the end of the day,

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I mean, anybody who knows history of social movements in the United States knows that the end of most social movements, they get infiltrated, they get bribed, they get bought out and it's their own actual moral indiscipline, that ends up doing them in in the end, or at least making them exposing them to danger to being sort of sabotaged, right? From within or from outside. And so how are you going to refuse a bribe? How are you going to not be bought or not be a shill or not be a sellout or not do these sorts of things? You there's no way you're going to do it unless you have a strong relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. And then there's also Baraka, right? There's blessing we

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believe in you know, what I believe is the first description of the people of faith and of taqwa, right? We believe in things that are unseen. We don't believe that one person is the same as one person or else we would just give up on us because of us as outnumber their outcome. They have, you know, every single disadvantage possible. But we don't believe in that math. We believe in a math that comes from that is more divine or takes the divine into account where Allah subhanaw taala can put Baraka in something Allah can bless something Allah can help something, Allah can make something go further, then it seems like it should all the miracles we have from the Prophet SAW, I said, um,

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when he made food or yogurt or water go farther than it should. Right. So how are you going to get that Baraka if you don't wake up for fetcher? How are you going to get that Baraka if you're a jerk to your parents, right? And that's where we really need to go with this. It's like there's implications on the rest of the ummah. If you don't do these things, if you can't, you know, unfortunately, if you can't get motivated just because of who Allah is and your relationship and knowing who Allah is, then do it for the people of Gaza. Right? Stop smoking for the people of Gaza. Stop lying for the people of Gaza, stop drinking alcohol, stop having girlfriends and boyfriends for

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the sake of Gaza. Right every single time that you step out, you should think like I'm going to stop looking at something for the sake of Gaza because I want Allah subhanaw taala to accept my dua so that he helps our brothers and sisters that he makes them victorious. That's what we have to bridge that gap. Okay, so we have to make absolutely sure this is what it's about. Right. And so when we're when that's how we're thinking, when that's how we're thinking. We start to see the significance of everything and this is how Allah wants us to live. Okay. The loftiest intention is always of course to please Allah subhana wa Tada but everything that we do think and say and look at and he listened

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to has consequences. It has consequences for our afterlife. It has consequences on our our viability as a community in the western community and in another or Palestine. It's all connected and

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We can't separate that we have to bring it back together. That's the first thing. And so that's just taking care of the internal but Allah subhanaw taala also says that you have to, you have to build capacity. Right? Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, I do the home minister, talk to me over, right prepare for them, what you're able to have strength. And Allah subhanaw taala doesn't work, things are thin, he doesn't work things like, arbitrarily the words that he uses are very, very specific and very important. Cool strength has to do with capacity in general, right? Like, yes, of course, you know, for the time of the prophesy Saddam and that situation, we're talking about a middle

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military capacity, but it's also the capacity to act, the capacity to respond, the capacity to turn to shape the terms of the debate, right, the capacity to let the truth shine forth when it comes to the fake media and the and the censorship and things like that. So we also have to take the means we're not telling don't anybody, nobody can confuse what we're saying, with just sit back and just, you know, sit in your room and pray and then you know, Allah is gonna send down the angels, though he can, though he can. And we will also do that we're not going to leave that or neglect that. But we're also going to take precautions and prepare our capacity, the way that Allah subhanaw taala

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commanded us that we're going to, if we need to build new media organizations, if we need to build a new social media organizations, if we need to, you know, whatever we have to do to increase our capacity, our ability to move and act together as an OMA, then we should be doing that both short term and long term. There's no contradiction between the two. Live, I think, well, that was beautiful. And I think about that, as well. Like, you know, it's not it's you mentioned all those behaviors, but but people everywhere in the world, every Muslim is making dua, but sometimes when we talk about everyone make dua, make dua, but often we don't talk about the conditions for the car to

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be accepted. Would you mind elaborating a little bit on the things that we can do to increase the chances of Allah accepting repairs? Of course, I mean, the prophesy said, I'm told us he said, he gave us the example of a man who was dirty and disheveled, because he had just gotten he was traveling right? He had, he was hungry, he was doing all these things that would normally make his dua accepted would normally make the things that he was asking for happen with acceptance in whatever way Allah wanted that to be granted. But he said his food was haram. Right? And his clothes were haram and he was living in a haram lifestyle. And then the prophesy Center said explicitly, how

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is this person possibly going to have his dua answered? Right? So the distance between us and having our prayers answered for all of you and inshallah that's all of us, staying up at night, praying, keeping Lhasa in our in our hearts of Philistine in our hearts and into head Jude and in our in our prayers and our extra prayers in our dua throughout different times of the day. The thing that's separating us from having our prayers answered is our own lack of obedience to Allah subhanaw taala our own lack of caring about what he even wants from us in the first place, let alone going and doing it and staying away from the things that He tells us to stay away from. Right. So it's all

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connected, right? We when we say Tawheed, like we mean that it's all connected, right? Like our obedience is intricately connected to our ability to act to our brothers and sisters ability to be victorious. Allahu Akbar. So in essence, the biggest form of resistance that we can do is obey Allah subhanaw taala. Because in the world, we're no one wants to obey Allah, secular world, that act of obedience is the biggest kind of act of rebellion. So live edaphic Okay, there's a question from the audience want to get to sister earlier on was asking that she was told by her father to not post about what is happening. So would she be sinful if she was to post anything? SubhanAllah?

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That's a tough question. I mean, I don't know the answer to that question. I think that you have to realize that your parents always want what's best for you. And your parent, Parents always want you to be safe. But sometimes there are things that there are things that need to be done, right, and if no one can do them, then somebody needs to step up. Now maybe, I don't know. Would you like to weigh in on this before I don't want to wade into if that territory and yeah, I mean, my advice would be that number one is it's to whoever is dealing with this all of our parents you know, I have kids We're all worried for our kids well being where we think about you know, their their jobs and

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everything else. It's it's important for us if we're children to speak to our parents directly and let them know why we want to do this sometimes our parents don't don't understand. I know my parents were immigrants this country didn't really understand what it meant to be active. And because that's not what they did back home. So just have a heart to heart with with our moms and our dads and say Look mom looked at it. I love you. I respect you. I really really want to do this with my brothers and sisters. Right there's a lot of righteous people consulted and I'm gonna do this the right way. So if you if you go down that path, I expect that most families will understand and inshallah open

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the door for that hit for their for their kids.

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we'll take another question from Furuya. Nene. She says, what are those who can't protest as they aren't praised? What are those camp pro protests because they're in places where protests are banned? What can they do apart from DUA and doing an effort of spreading truth on social media to support the brothers sisters in Philistine? You can't protest? What can you do? Yeah, I mean, that's why the prophesy centum said that, you know, if you see an evil, you change it with your hand. And if you can't do that, then you change it with your tongue. And you can't do that. And you change it with, you know, your, your heart, and that's the lowest of faith. So already, and this was a point

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that was brought up Monday, you know, by by Sammy, he said that, you know, if, if you're, if you're sharing things on social media, you're already above the lowest level, right? You're already trying to change things with your tongue, you're trying to show people the truth, right. And so

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the political climates and political traditions and political situations are very different across the Muslim world and across the world in general. So protests mean different things, right. And protests are more or less effective in different situations. And so if you if it's going to set the movement back, and it's going to be, you know, not the most strategic use of your energy and time, then you have to shift, you have to be flexible, and you have to go to another avenue of action, that's going to be, it's going to be sustainable, and it's going to be impactful. Right. So in addition to everything that we've mentioned, obviously purifying your intention, obeying Allah

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subhanaw taala, as much as you possibly can, and your DUA, and whatever, you're able to do it on social media to break the narrative to change the game to change the way that things are talked about, even if you can just change one person. What if that one person that you changed their mind, they go, and they change somebody else's mind? And then there's a chain reaction, something really, really important could happen.

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Okay, wonderful. All right. We'll do one more question. And then we'll get back to some of our stuff. There's a question from Sue, do you feel there is a need to take extra caution, especially for Muslim women when they're interacting in the public sphere?

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Well, shouldn't certainly there should be extra caution from our women folk. And this is where men need to step up. Because men are supposed to be the protectors of women as Allah Spano, Tala said in the Quran, and we have a duty to, that's our role is to is to put ourselves out there and to take on more risks. And we've already covered in this conversation, how we don't want to take stupid risks with poor intentions or hastily, but we also shouldn't kid ourselves in the fact that there are significant risks to be taken. Right? At any point, false charges could be brought against you, you could lose your job, somebody could be imprisoned unjustly, right? These are things that happen, and

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they can happen. And we're gonna have to prepare ourselves as a community to make those sacrifices. If we're really serious about trying to, to change the game, then we have to realize that some people are going to, maybe it's me, who knows, maybe it's you, maybe it's the somebody watching, right, that there are sacrifices that some of us are going to have to make. But inshallah we hope that if it's done sincerely, that it will be accepted from Allah subhanaw taala. And will have be actually a cause to achieving his plan. Right now, when we talk about sort of, you know, men versus women and taking extra precaution. Yes, I mean, women are, are, they're more vulnerable, they're

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more vulnerable to certain physical attacks, and men should be protecting them. Right? Especially in these times where we know the cowards, that target Muslim women, you know, are maybe feel emboldened in this particular moment, every Muslim man has to have his head on a swivel. Every Muslim man has to have to always be aware of his surroundings, aware of what's going on in grocery stores and out in public that if you see something, right, they tell us on the subway, you see something, say something? Well, if you see something, do something, right, if you see somebody messing with one of your Muslim sisters, then that becomes your obligation to stop to stop it. Right. And so this is

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something that definitely falls on the men in a very particular way to try to protect our women so that we can all

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not be afraid or at least trust each other that we have each other's backs.

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Exactly. Okay. That's that's beautiful is by remembering things we used to do actually post 911 in the university was we had like a protocol for it. Once it got dark. There was any sister who needed to get to a class needed to get to her car in the parking lot. It's a you could call on a couple of brothers right? And a couple of brothers would escort that sister. And this we would maintain that that protection for her. So I love this point, brothers step up. I'll also add to that also that for sisters to be mindful, I was speaking to my daughter about this yesterday, the exact same question that was asked where it's like, just be aware of your environment, it will be typically talked about

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in even self defense. It's not being a position where you have to defend yourself trying to make sure that like if anything looks odd to be aware of it and kind of try to quickly get out of that situation before it can get to a point where you need someone to intervene on your behalf to protect all of our sisters and brothers. Alright, so I want to come back to something else which is

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come back

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Our anger a little bit again, in our rage. I think that everybody who watched yesterday

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the news about the bombing of the hospital, I mean, our blood was boiling right, you know, and, and he was just as we were trying to grieve, right and like, even shed some tears and just kind of step away for a moment is like the propaganda was coming out, right? And it's like, oh, wait, no, this is actually, you know, not from, you know, the Israeli military is coming from other places. And so now, it's like, we can't even grieve, like, we actually have to go on this campaign to like, make sure that we debunk this false information. So as any advice we can give, like, how do we balance like, again, like, this desire, like we're angry for the sake of our brothers, sisters who are being

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killed? Or angry at them this information? Like, how can we kind of keep ourselves like grounded and not kind of like, just just get lost in all this? Definitely. I mean, everybody has to do things that are sustainable, right. And so we have to play the long game, we have to realize that, you know, especially for those of us who are sort of fighting on social media for the narrative, right, you can't let any one particular sort of instance, or tweet sort of

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burn you out to the point where now you're just gonna go silent, you can't do it anymore, etc. Like, we need people. And so everybody has to take a break, and Subhanallah this is something that I was talking about, with some other Imams that I went to school in Medina with, you know, we've all had the experience of, you know, sort of the anger that we feel bleeding over into other areas of our lives. And I know that you wanted to talk about that as well, right? Whether it's our wives or our children, or somebody who doesn't deserve it, that we see something, and we are so enraged by it, that it ends up actually sort of ruining our day and affecting sort of, you know, the way that we're

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treating people who are really on our same side and don't deserve that sort of treatment. So it has to be paced, right, it has to be paced, you have to start to think about strategically for yourself and your day, is this going to be an all day thing, right? Is it going to be strategic for you to spend all day on social media to the point where you're behind and your deadlines and you're not doing what you should be doing at work and you're falling behind in school and then, and then you know, you get fired from your job, or you fail a class or something like that, that's not a good strategy, right? You need to you need to have that even just for longevity, you need to have that

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balance. So you need to organize your time, and you need to organize your sort of emotional capacity. There were things that I saw this week that I had to just put it down, and I had to go do something else. I had to go outside and you know, go to, you know, a park or go for a walk, things that were just so despicable, right, that, that disturbs me that just disturbed me like to, to my core. So you have to have, you know, you have to have that for yourself, you have to know when enough is enough, you have to put it down, you have to unplug, you have to go to something else, take your mind off of it. Don't feel like a trader, you're not a trader, you're just just like how

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if you're trying to say Bismillah before you go to sleep, so that you can rest and then worship Allah subhanaw taala better when you're awake. When you're stepping away, you say Bismillah and you're trying to buy yourself time so that you can rejuvenate yourself so you can come back stronger. Right? That's something that and if you need a buddy system, right? Sometimes it's hard to manage your social media consumption by yourself. Maybe you need a buddy system where there's somebody else that they're gonna check in on you, how are you doing? It's like, did you take your breaks today? It's like, you know, so that you're able to be sustainable, right? That's the thing.

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It's like, we like this is this isn't going anywhere, right? Like this is this is here to stay until we fight our way out of it with you know, with the information war and the things that we're trying to do with organization with act with activism, right. So we need everybody, we need everybody for the long haul. So don't go burn yourself out right away, to do whatever you have to do to make sure that you're in it for the long haul.

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Okay. All right. Switching one more time, maybe there's something a little bit more

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something I think a lot of us grapple with, which is that when you're so angry, and when you have so much rage in you, it's usually directed towards somebody, right? It's directed towards you know, the person who is you know, who's saying these horrific things, even the IDF soldiers or Benjamin Netanyahu, right. May Allah destroy him. Right? You know, it's like this type of stuff that's like,

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it's, you're hurting so much like your anger now makes you hate somebody right? Or it makes you hate a cause. And sometimes we get like, I think people feel really guilty about this is that made me like a bad person, right? If I hate someone,

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how does from a faith perspective, like how do we balance this? Like, is it good to hate things was like, oh, ALLAH SubhanA wa. Otto, what does Allah say about I mean, I know that when the Palestinians are struggling, and they're resisting, and they're happy with martyrdom, right? And Muslims are, are fighting on social media, like against the narrative and the propaganda like this makes the sign is seething with anger. So like, is that good that we're able to make them angry about this stuff? Yeah, absolutely. And that's actually, you know, I have a couple of thoughts. So I mean,

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So definitely I mean, like we can take satisfaction in the in the humiliation and the sort of embarrassment and the the foiling of the plots, right of our enemies, definitely. But it also has to be kept in check. Right? When it comes to. And I think I was talking with one of the sheiks before the program, they're reminding me about the spiritual dimension of trusting Allah's plan when it comes to managing your anger, right is that at a certain point, if you are consumed by your anger, it shows that you may be lacks some trust when it comes to a loss plan, that Allah has a plan for this, okay, we don't know it, we're bumbling along, we don't see it. Right. All we have is our

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intentions and our actions and our, you know, putting our heads together thinking collectively doing everything that we can think of to do. That's just an moral to try to change things. Right. But at the end of the day, it's going to be a lost plant. And so we have to be still maintain that submission. Sometimes when our anger sort of gets pushed over the edge, we've stopped believing and allows plan and we almost want to take matters into our own hands. But the principle in general about yes about you know, you know, Allah subhanaw taala said, more to be guided to come right like the die in your rage, right? It's like, this is the ultimate like, drop right to say to somebody

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who, you know, hey, we want guidance for you. But if you don't want justice, then we have a problem with you. Definitely, absolutely. And that's why some people and I think this is true, too. And we don't want to get unnecessarily into too many specifics. But people get upset, and rightfully so people who pursue normalization or people who are going to, you know, turn a blind eye and that we've had some questions about being apathetic, that should bother you to write that should bother you. And so this is a very, very righteous anger, we believe in anger is not a negative emotion. Anger is can be a righteous anger if it's properly wielded and properly managed.

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So that anger that we're feeling, and I want to come back to this again, like there's one setup, I'm angry because of this nonsense that these people are saying, and they're doing and there's anger over like, I'm mad that so many people have been killed. Right, innocents who have been murdered? How can I? What will give me some strategies like to cope with some of this stuff? Like what do you draw from in the what is the inspiration that takes that anger and maybe replaces it right with something else? That's more healthy for me at that moment? Right? Well, there's definitely the ultimate justice of the last panel data. And again, this is another thing that's been abused and

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weaponized by a political apologists, right? And we don't, we have to draw a clear distinction between this, when we say that Allah is going to give everybody what they deserve. In the end, we mean it, and we take solace in it. And we It cools our blood, and it eases our it softens our eyes, and it softens our hearts. Right. And that's not an excuse to not do anything, right. And that's not a pie in the sky sort of promise. Like it's not it's not a pie in the sky sort of religion. We're not just

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showing people and directing their attention to the afterlife, because you might as well give give up on this one. That's not what we're saying. And unfortunately, there are people saying that, and they're wrong, like, No, we believe in action, we believe in doing the right thing, we believe in exhausting the means that are, that are valid means that Allah subhanaw taala approves of that are just means to pursue our goals. But but but we have to trust in Allah subhanaw taala this plan, and we have to realize that in the end, justice will be done. In the end, justice will be done and we can take

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solace also from the story of Muslims around, right you had, it's playing out all over again. And it's very ironic, obviously as as a group of people, you know, you know, Israel who may be sort of as a nation, you know, not every single individual but we're talking the government who its founding legitimizing myth, you know, is taken is tied up with the story of Musa alayhis salam. And then who are they in the story, right, who is the Israeli government in in the story? They're around? They're not most Saudis. Right, the people of Gaza are Musa, the people of Philistine or Musa. And so you know, Allah subhanaw taala will help his his cause. And then, you know, with Iran, no matter how

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much he had over Musa and Bani Israel eel, that he couldn't escape Allah's plan. In fact, in fact, the very steps that he took to evade Allah's plan were the steps that led to his destruction. That's one of the most miraculous parts and why we have to ultimately trust the law in the end, because in any other circumstance, right, surrendering your baby, to your oppressor or even putting your baby in the river is going to be sure death and then letting your baby be raised by the one who's trying to kill him is going to be short death, but because of the tweco upon Allah because of the belief and the reliance and trust in Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala flipped the equation and

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actually made that not just the means of survival, but

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Actually the means of toppling down and sit down who had the dream and who had it interpreted and knew that his time was coming to an end, the very choices and decisions that he made to try to avoid it or the steps of the trap that Allah had set for him. And we will see that look at I honestly, when I look at the bombing of the hospital, which was clearly the responsibility of the Israeli government, I think about that look at how everybody the blowback and the backlash and their lies and their stupid fake propaganda That's so horrible that that recording of the supposedly Arabic like so anybody who speaks a lick of Arabic knows that that's fake, right? Like these, they they're,

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they're not just propagandists, they're bad at it, right? And so every single thing that we do, if we take care of our end, if we have sincerity, if we have the right intention, if we exhaust the means that Allah approves of Allah will make every step that they take a trap and a trap and the trap that they fall into to achieve Allah's plan and to bring justice.

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Luck, Allahu Akbar.

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All right, let's take another audience question and then we'll go from there. Okay, so got a question from

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Fidel Leanna. Ibrahim, she said, Saudi comm how do we help family members? Right, who may not be as interested in this cause? Right, you know, how do we awaken their spirit and maybe get them to realize the gravity of the situation, we need to think collectively, and we need to think pneumatically. And unfortunately, Muslims, we are a colonized people, we are subjected to the forces, the ideological forces of colonization, many of us who whether we're born and bred in the United States of America, or we come from elsewhere, we have bought, we have invested our self worth into other ideologies and other identities that are outside of Islam, whether it's a nationalism, or

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whether it's my ethnicity, or whether it's even my gender, or whether it's this or whether it's that right. And this is an obstacle, if you don't feel anything for Palestine, it's because your heart is elsewhere. Your heart and your self of your sense of self is tied up with something else, and you have to dislodge it, and you help to dislodge it from that other person, the person that you love, in order to make room for this type of omoide solidarity. Right? So you know best as to what it is, but I mean, at the end of the day, our ultimate allegiance our primary love is for Allah subhanaw taala and what it what was the ayah that we said no matter where you come Allah rasool Allah Nina

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Avenue, right, the people like Allah subhanaw taala and the Prophet alayhi salatu. Salam, and the believers, right, this is our this is our group. This is our nation. Yes, we're all in dispersed nations and nation states throughout the world. We didn't necessarily choose that for ourselves, or even if you did, but our ultimate, our ultimate sort of heart goes out to the nation of believers, the world over

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labor. All right, we got another question from decal coming up, says should we be happy or sad for the martyrs and Uzza? Because they are in Jannah. Now, both, they can be both, I mean, obviously, we're happy they've attained the ultimate success.

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We're sad for ourselves, that we couldn't stop it. We're sad for ourselves that we fell short or that we neglected building our own organizational capacity to do anything about their slaughter. We're sad for their loss. It is tragic. But in the ultimate otherworldly sense then then we're happy that they met the the ultimate end that they met so these things they go together they're I don't think that they're really separable.

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Yeah, I think about the same way where it's like your heart feels a lot of pain and sadness. But up here when you take a minute and you stop and you say, Oh Allah Subhan Allah says that it will foes will be like dying for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala in such a fashion is the ultimate reward to die on Eman. Right? What funny Muslimah right. Well, how can you solve the pain like that is what we all want in this life? Right? That is what everything is. So yeah, I think I fully agree with you. It is both you feel sad in your heart, but in your mind, like Allahu Akbar, they're in a better place in a better place than any of us all right now. And may Allah allow us to join with them in

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the highest gardens of Paradise. I mean, I don't know if you saw the one video it really it really destroyed me it was these two boys in the hospital. And the one was younger, and he was lying on his back. And he has his shirt was soaked and body had bandages on his head. And I don't know if it was his older brother, it was somebody else but it was a boy not not very much older than him. His boys couldn't be but six and eight. And he's having them recite the Shahada.

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And you look at and you feel all those emotions at once because he's saying it he's he's he's made it you know, when it comes to to his end and where he's going. But

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at the same time, you know, you don't want you see your own children. You know that that's part of the OMA and you feel a certain way that you you wouldn't wish that on anybody you don't want

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You know them to have to go through that. But at the end of the day, you know, Allah has a plan. And he gave him the ultimate success.

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You know, spotlight on that point, like, I think the thing I draw the most, I think, inspiration from is when I see the videos of the parents, right, and those parents who have lost their children, and of course, they're sad, and they're crying, but you see that there is where they say that, you know, we have given our kids for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And if we had more kids, right, you know, we will happily sacrifice them for our sake, they don't want their kids to go, but if they go in this fashion, like they take pride in it, right? This is like this, you know, the love of the love of Africa, right, which is what this woman needs, right? And this is what we spoke about, you

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know, even yesterday, she Homer spoke about it, right, where the world is gonna unite against us, when we love dunya. And we hate Africa. That's right. So it's, it's really this, this, this, this this desire, I mean, just the our inspiration for this right, you know, love?

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Yeah, there's the one viral sort of clip, I think, a woman, you know, lost her husband. And she's sort of, you know, saying that, you know, even if he came back, like, send them back again, to die in the same way that this is, you know, this is what we signed up for, in a sense, teaching us, you know, teaching the world about about resolving the right priorities.

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reminds you that story about blood and with fsfe. Right, same thing is like, you know, when he's like sahabi, he's imprisoned, right? And, you know, he's seeing, he's seeing, you know, another Muslim being tortured, alright, and the king is like, trying to get him to convert, you know, trying to get him to do all these things. He's like, Nope, no, no steadfast. And finally, like, he sees a woman who sent me like, start crying, because he sees the Muslim dipped in the oil and pulled out with nothing but bones. And the king was like, are you ready to convert ready to come to Christianity? And he's like, like, man, these tears because I wish that was my soul that could have

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gone and died 50 times was like, of ALLAH SubhanA. Allah, right. Like, this is this is the this is what we need to get out of the stories, right? We need to get from the stories, that type of inspiration, I think that will propel us to be willing to speak up, even if there are consequences in this life. Right. You know, you speak out and maybe your teacher gets upset you smile. I just heard that. You know that some of the lawyers right, who graduated from Harvard Law School, right, some of those companies rescinded their offers, because they came out has been proposing that solution give up for the sake of the loss of

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better, right. And those that wants to be in a situation right? What do you want to work for an employer that's going to be like that? So you know that that's prophesized and I'm don't give anything up for a loss product gives you something better in return. Right. I read about one last question as we begin to wrap it up in sha Allah. This is a big one. All right, good question from Earl.

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Bilbray says why don't we see more support overall for the Ummah from capable Islamic countries?

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I liked the way that that question is phrased, because it shows the the propaganda trick that's going on. And that question, is that what are what is a country as a country, the people that make it up? Or is the country the government that lives in the palace, and the what is a country is the people that make it up. And so if you look at the people, you see tremendous support for Palestine, for the people of Gaza, that they are willing to risk their own lives, they are willing to risk their livelihoods. They're willing to, you know, break army barricades and go marched right to the border and do whatever they possibly can. When you look at if you think that a nation or a country

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is a government, then that's another matter entirely. And that's another discussion entirely. But it's a trick to divide us to get us to think that the people or the people of a nation are the same as its government. The people are united. If there's one thing that we've seen, and we went over Monday with the different images of millions of people throughout the world, in the streets, it's still going on in support of Gaza. We have you know, now the Israeli embassies, I believe, of Morocco and Egypt have abandoned the embassies and you know, people are turning out they're voicing, they're doing whatever they can. They're showing that this is a red line. We saw people in Idlib in

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Syria, that were protesting, and they live in tents. They've been displaced from their homes. The one brother was asked, What would you give your home up to someone from Gaza? He says, of course, 1000 times I do it right now. The Obama is alive and the people are together, even if our governments are separate and are holding us back in certain ways. Now, that's a separate question. And we need to think about judiciously and responsibly and maturely. Right, what is the right way to get what we want? Okay. I think that one of the things that Sammy highlighted when he was on Monday, was how public opinion does still matter, despite what people tell you, despite the sort of

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discourse that makes it seem like there's nothing that we can do. Public opinion can force the hands of people in power. It already has a look at how the White House is backpedaling. Look at how even Israel itself is backpedaling. Look at how the different Arab nations are backpedaling and they're changing the tune, you know,

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Three weeks, four weeks ago, it was all about normalization. Now it's completely different. So if we continue to go, if we continue to push forward, we continue to build our capacity, take the means that are available to us organized, stay together, make our voices louder, amplify the things that we're doing. Right protect each other if somebody loses their job, because they're their bosses, a Zionist who's going to hire them, right? If somebody gets into legal trouble because somebody tries to take them to court with some, you know, empty case, who's going to come to their defense, right? This is the type of action that's required. Now, if we keep on going, and we stay together and we're

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sincere, and we shore up what we can we then we believe in Allah subhanaw taala. And he can make us victorious. So we trust the loss of power. Tada. But we believe that, yes, the people are together. Don't ever think this is one of the many tricks to try to separate us don't ever think that the government's represent the people. That's a lie. It's phony, it's fake. It's fake news, right? The countries are the people and the people are together.

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beautiful spiral. It reminds me exactly of this idea of a loss in the plan. Yeah, you'll need an avenue is a doula who will literally either document your vehicle. This is an opportunity that Allah is calling us to something great, we might have been preoccupied with, like with watching TV shows and all kinds of low level like random things in life. We had no cause for so many of us, right? We just work school, watch TV, entertain ourselves, watch sports, follow our influencers. And now there's a chance to Allah saying, there's a cause to live for. Right? There's a causal Of course, we live in a, you know, of course, for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. But even for this causal

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Philistine, that's something to awaken our spirit and say, Now, I'm gonna change my lifestyle, right? I'm gonna give things up for the sake like you just mentioned even something little, it's like, you know, what, that cup of coffee I drink everyday and I want to donate, you know, $5 a day to OSA, right, you know, whatever little thing that I was engaged in, like you said, like, big or small, can I can I increase that, you know, for the people that was, and again, that's going to drive designers crazy. It's like, man, we're trying to kill their spirit. And they're just getting stronger and stronger and stronger, right? They're helping each other. And this again, gets out, you

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know, this individualistic mentality that so many of us in the West have been kind of absorbing a chance to be collective. Right, one more time. Alright. So we're getting towards towards our end, I want to just kind of ask you, maybe one one final question, which is

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part of that anger, again, that we get is wanting justice in this life. And when you don't see it, right? Sometimes it hurts. I get a lot of solace when I read the ayat of the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about and the Prophet Muhammad in the Hadith talks about look, oppressors will be held accountable. Do you have any guidance about how we can kind of draw from that prophetic message? Or from the Quran to kind of give us all of those criminals who are doing these things? Even if it looks like they're gonna get away with it in this life? They're not going to get away with it in the afterlife? Yeah, definitely. Well, you know, Allah subhanaw, taala, he talks, you

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know, one of these many sort of future conversations that he kind of gives us a window into in the Koran. And when he asks the people, right, how long did you spend on this earth, and then the responses are very, like, a day or part of a day or an hour, we're not quite an hour. Right. And again, that's not to minimize that's not to minimize the responsibility that we have to act righteously and to fix ourselves and to do whatever we can for justice in this life. But it is sending us a signal that we what awaits us is even better, no matter what we can achieve in this life, and we should try to achieve it and do everything that we can, that when it comes to the

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afterlife, we will truly get to see all of those criminals punished in a final and ultimate way. And that we should because we this is about truth and falsehood. This is not just about Muslims versus Jews, a lot of that's part of also the Zionist propaganda. Right? There are Jews that are with us. We saw them at the Capitol building today, taking over the Capitol Building shouting not in our name, right. Even there's ultra orthodox Jews that are against, you know, what the Zionist government is doing? And their barbarity, right. So it's not it's not about that it's about truth. It's about justice. And knowing that Allah subhanaw taala will give everybody what they deserves, in

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the final analysis at the very end, is exactly what should temper that anger and that rage that we have, and we experienced in this life that we don't push it too far that it doesn't become about vengeance that it doesn't that we don't become, listen. I mean, take this take this as a historical sort of thing. Obviously, the Jews of Europe experienced a horrible thing in the Holocaust. Okay, now the children and grandchildren of those same people are turning around and doing something horrible. Okay, how are they not able to learn the lesson and apply it? Right? Perhaps they didn't trust the last justice in the afterlife. We have to trust allows justice in the afterlife so that we

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don't turn into monsters. We have to have guidelines. We have to have principles that we can't, we can't contradict them.

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read lines that we don't cross, write things that we don't compromise on. And that if we do that, then we will meet our maker at the end of everything. And we'll see that everything that we did was much cooler that it was actually it was a cycle much cooler. It was something that was effort that was rewarded effort that was appreciated effort that was thanked and justly compensated. And those who tried to thwart that are going to get what they deserve as well.

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Because I can look at the amount of time for your profound insights we ask Allah Subhana Allah to give victory to the people to give victory, the people of Philistine we have to hold those criminals to account. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to allow us to be in the aid of our brothers and sisters in the USA, and that all of us from the martyrs that you had that was reunited in general for those are the prophets and the righteous spandrel because

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what Solomon added more saline what hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen which is on the fifth one for joining in Santa Monica more from Allah He overcoated

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