Tom Facchine – The SECRET of Ashura

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The New Year is a busy time for Muslims, as it is the start of the new year and the start of the new year. The importance of not taking it as an opportunity to reflect on the past is emphasized, along with the use of sharia advice and small steps to deal with people who practice Islam. The history and character of the Islam world is also discussed, including the origin of the title Islam and the lack of support from the western world. The segment concludes with a brief advertisement for coffee and a drink.
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We have entered into a new Islamic month, the month of Muharram. And that means that we have also entered into a new Islamic year. We have currently reached 14 145 years since the Hijra of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, from Mecca to Medina.

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When the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, he came to Medina, he found that people were doing many different types of things, religious things, and otherwise. And if we observe how he interacted with these things that were already going on, there are many, many lessons to learn.

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One of the things that we learn is that even as we commemorate the New Year, the entering of Muharram and the new lunar year that it does not make it and there IID it does not reach the level of a holiday. And the reason we know this is because when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to Medina, he found the people there, they had holidays already. They had certain days that they had set aside for fun and play and games and getting together and having a good time. And a Saudi Allahu Anhu called Kadima. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam ala Medina atta, what a homie oh man, the Alaba Nephi Hema for kala Maha Danielle man called new Continental IBO fee haemophilia

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When he came sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to Medina he found that there were two days in particular that the people had specified for play and for fun and for merriments. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he asked them, he said, What are these two days, and they responded to him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and they said, These are days that we set aside in Jahai li the period before Islam, and we enjoyed ourselves on these two days. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responded to this, and he said it certainly Allah to Allah has replaced these two days, with two other days that are better than them. And that is the day of Aloha, and the day of fitzer, the

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tour EADS that we have today. So while we might commemorate other things throughout the year, we might notice and it's important to notice when the New Year happens when the night of Israel and Mirage happened when other things happen throughout the Islamic calendar, we can take them as observances and take the lessons and introspection and soul searching that's supposed to come from these days, however, we don't let them reach the level of Eid, that each of the two are EADS is something special and separate.

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Particular particularly for the new year, we have an example of what not to do from the people around us and mainstream society, we see the type of things that the non Muslims do for their new year, the ball dropping, and the fireworks and the housing and the alcohol. This is not our way. So instead of taking the new year as an EAD, which is not our way, what are we supposed to do with it? We're supposed to take it as an opportunity to reflect on ourselves. Ask yourself Where were you this time last year? How was your relationship with the Corps? And this time last year? How was your relationship to the Salah or to the mesh the last year? Have you given more in charity than last

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year or perhaps was the amount that you gave this past year more meaningful than it was the previous year? This is why Allah subhanaw taala gives us these benchmarks and these weigh stations so that we can stop and look inward and assess ourselves and see how we're doing. There's another important thing that's related to Mohawk obviously, and that is the day of Ashura, which is coming up a week from today. Next Friday is the day of I showed up.

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One of the lessons that we benefit from Ashura is noticing Allah subhanaw taala has mercy and particularly how he made the Sharia something that was gradual something that was implemented and revealed. Step by step. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hadith Cana Yama Ashura to sumo coration vilja Helia we have another example of something that the people were doing before Islam, and we're going to see how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responded to it, that people even the Quraysh they used to fast this day during Jaya Helia before Islam, what can rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mia somo for alumna Kadima Medina.

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sama who will ever be CME for LM, Florida Ramadan Taraki OMA Ashura Furman Shia Osama woman Shah Taraka that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to fast Ramadan as the rest of us human used to fast I showed up as the rest of the Quran is used to fast I showed off. This is something they were already doing before Islam. And then when it was revealed to them to fast Ramadan, it was exchanged Ashuelot was exchanged for Ramadan, and the faster it became something that was recommended to do as opposed to something that was an obligation. We see here that Allah subhanaw taala deals with us in a very, very kind and merciful manner. He doesn't throw everything on us at

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once. He takes us step by step from what's good to what's better, to what's best. And this is something that the Companions understood and recognize Aisha Radi Allahu anha. We've brought up this statement multiple times that she said, if the first thing that Allah subhanaw taala had revealed in the Quran was the forbearance of alcohol and the forbearance of Zina then we would have never believed, and this is I shall talking, but rather Allah subhanaw taala began with Eman he began with Aki, the he began with understanding Allah on the day of judgment and the prophets and the stories. And then once everybody had believed, then he moved on to the top three myths, the things that we

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have to stay away from. This is how Allah subhanaw taala dealt with the companions and the companions were better than us. So brothers and sisters, what should you do if you come across somebody who just entered into Islam hamdulillah every month we have people here accepting Islam hamdulillah they come to the office just two weeks ago, we had a sister before that we had brothers and sisters, over 40 people have accepted assignment this message hamdulillah

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How are we to deal with them? Are we to take the books and dump everything on them at once? And say now you have to Yes, five times a day. And here's Ramadan and oh, are you circumcised? This is not the way you have to take things. You have to take things step by step as Allah subhanho wa Taala dealt with the best of generations, we have to deal with people today.

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We see also a lesson and I showed up another principle,

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the size the principle of taking it easy and gradual with people it's being different from those around us standing out in a good way that there was something that the people were doing. And then Allah subhanaw taala gave the Muslims something to make them special something to make them different. And we're going to see that as the Muslims. They went on this Hijra from Mecca to Medina Cana Yama Ashura to outdoor Hula, hula hula Eden, called unabIe. You saw the Allahu alayhi wa sallam for so Moo hoo anto. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam came with the believers to Medina, he found not only were they fasting it in Mecca, that he found the Jews fasting it also in Medina,

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but there was a difference. They weren't merely fasting this day, but they were taking it as an aide. And so the prophets of Allah, Allah who said, I'm told the Muslims, we're not going to take it as an aid. We're going to be different than them. We're going to fast it, but we're not going to make it as an aid. If you look into the Sharia, there are many things like this, where our way is intended to make us different and distinguishable from other people. At that time, that people have fat us the people of Persia, they used to have very big mustaches, and they used to shave their beards. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in many narrations, he said, we are going to

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grow the beard, and we're gonna trim the mustache. That way, we're distinguishable. We look different. somebody sees you on the street, they know that this person is Muslim.

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That has two purposes to it one so that it elevates our sort of accountability towards other people. If you're wearing a coffee, if you're wearing hijab, if you're wearing anything that might identify you as a Muslim, are you going to cut somebody off on the road? Are you going to throw some trash out the window? Are you going to cut someone off in line? Are you going to cheat? Are you going to steal? You might think twice, because now you know that people are going to associate your action with your deen with Islam, and nobody wants that.

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So we see that there are things in the Sharia that are meant to distinguish us they're meant to make us different from other people. And the day of Ashura is one of them in another narration duckula Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam el Medina atta wa either or Nason mineralia Who You Are The Munna you are the Mona Ashura we are so Munna upon Nabil Allahu alayhi wa sallam not knowing

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humblebee Somi for MLB Somi they see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he came to Medina, he found that people fasting and the people, specifically the Jews, and he said we are more entitled to fast this day than they are and so he commanded them to faster. Finally the reward for fasting I showed up which again is a week from today next Friday. So yeah, I'm Omar Alpha. I testicle Allah Allah He and you care for us as Sena. Let's see a cobbler who was Santa let's see Baba, was see Amblyomma Ashura accessible while Allah He and your cafe Rossana let's see a cobbler who wrote who Muslim and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Whoever fasts the day of

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Ashura, then he will have forgiven or she will have forgiven for for her or for him, all of the sins of the previous year. And that hadith in Sahih Muslim so I encourage you brothers and sisters, everybody who's able to mark your calendars a week from today, next Friday in sha Allah to factor they have showed up and to reap the benefits in sha Allah Tada Nakula holy ha That was so cool Hola Hola, como Elisa, intimacy meaningfully them first of Pharaoh who in a hole for rockin?

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There's one thing we haven't covered yet about I showed up. And that is the question of why were they fasting I showed up in the first place. They were fasting it in Mecca, even before Islam, they were fasting it in Medina, especially the Jews. What was the stay that Allah subhanaw taala decided that this was going to stay remember, Islam came to purify everything that happened before. So there were certain things that were correct. That went back to the prophets. And there were other things that were invented along the way. And so when Allah subhanaw taala was revealing the Quran and was revealing the Sunnah, some of the things would be completely affirmed. Yes, this is exactly right.

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Some things would be half a firm that have corrected like Hajj, and then other things would be removed entirely, such as the worship of idols, and things of that nature. So I showed up was one of these things that people were fasting when Allah subhanaw taala confirmed it. This is a valid thing that Allah subhanaw taala has sent down to previous prophets. And the reason why is because this day commemorates, when Musala he Salam led bene Israel eel out of Egypt and away from Iran. And as a tremendous lesson to understanding when we're thinking about fasting next week, and we're thinking about what was this journey and what did it mean for betta Astra II and what did it mean for Musa?

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And what did it what does it mean for us to consider what Allah subhanaw taala says about the story, and specifically to notice the difference between Musa alayhis salam in the beginning of the story, versus how he is at the end? Allah Subhana Allah had commanded Musala in Sudan on the sacred mission to go to the biggest baddest man in the land sit down. He said it have an elf around in the hoop Agha go to frown. Certainly he has transgressed. What was musos response on a sedan? Paula rubbish, Rafi Saudi. He said, My Lord, expand for me my breast? Well, yes, certainly, Emery and II is for me, my task was to look to 10 Mainly Sani and untie the knot from my tongue.

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The Africa who will coli so that they may understand the things that I'm going to say to them what Lee was here on mean earthly and appoint for me, minister from my family, her own archy Aaron, my own brother, who stood to be as re increased through him my strength was three Kofi Emery and let him share my task. I want to ask you a question. Does this sound like someone who's entirely confident that they're going to succeed? It does not Musashi salaam starts to bring up his shortcomings. He starts to bring up his doubts he starts to bring up maybe he's not so sure that this is a good idea.

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And we see him say as That's why Allah subhanaw taala responds to him by telling him Yes, I'll give you everything you're asked for. Yes, I'll do everything. I'll make heroin your assistant I'll make all these things. If you ask for EPs ship, it's yours and

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Allah subhanaw taala in this surah, which is sort of thorough, spends the next maybe half a page reminding Musa of how he's already been protecting him the whole time. Remember when you were a baby, and you were cast into the river and we saved you and we protected you, as if to say, Why are you worried? We've got your back, but Musa alayhis salam is still not convinced. Because when Allah then reiterates it hubba Illa, Ana in the Huhtala, he says, Go both of you, Musa and Harun for father to Pharaoh because he has transgressed fekola Who cold and lay in law Allah who you Yetter Kuru Oh Yasha and speak to him with gentle speech so that maybe he's going to be reminded or fear

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Allah. What was their response? Paula? Robina in an hour and a half or a year Frota Elena? Oh, and Yatta Gah. They said, Oh our Lord, we're afraid. We're afraid we're scared. What if they're going to punish us? What if they're going to kill us? What if they're going to take us out?

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For the Sahaba in an email Acoma, smaato, Allah Allah spawns our spears, response fear knots. I am with both of you. I hear and I see now you know the rest of the story. Musa alayhis salam and how to when they go to fit around. They show the miracles fit around and eyes.

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They show the plagues they bring down plays upon Fianna has people fit around and eyes, even the magicians they have the showdown with the magicians and the magicians except Islam and surrounding eyes to the point where Musashi salaam takes his people Ben Israel to the believers with him and all the way down to the Red Sea. And they get to the Red Sea. And instead of just letting them go fit out in his arrogance pursues after them, he chases them down. He says no, I can't let anyone escape my wrath. I'm going to make an example out of these people. Look at the transformation. When Musa is up with his back to the wall. They get to the Red Sea and another Surah Philomath. Turtle algae man

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color. Owls harbor Musa in na lamudi Raccoon. When the two companies met, they saw one another that people have been histroy eel and they're up against the Red Sea and the people have failed around. The people of Musa bene Israel ELA said, Indeed, we are overtaken, it's over. curtains were done for there's no way that we're going to succeed.

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But what was the response of Musa alayhis salam for the Kerala in merrier A B C or D? Musa alayhis salam he says no indeed with me as my Lord and He will guide me look at the difference Musa this Musa from the mooser earlier when Allah subhanaw taala told him to go and told him I'm with you and Musa starts he starts saying you know well I've got this problem and I'm not so good at this and maybe this is gonna go wrong and I'm not so sure about this. Now look at Musa all of his people are doubting and also saying no way Allah subhanaw taala is with us, Allah will deliver us no matter what.

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And you know the rest of the story.

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Musa was instructed to throw down his staff and the water separated something no one could imagine something beyond reason beyond science beyond empirical evidence. And Allah subhanaw taala said not only did a separate but the path was made dry. He actually uses the word and the Quran dry and they walked through and filled out in his arrogance thing so look, I'm gonna follow the same path and Allah subhanaw data drowned the people of Kufa

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every single one of us has obstacles in our life. Every single one of us feel sometimes like our backs up against the wall. Like we're between frowns henchmen, and the Red Sea.

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But Musa secrets and the secret of Ashura is that he remembered and he learned that it wasn't him.

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If he relied on himself, he would be drowning in the sea with fit island but he didn't rely on himself alone. He relied on Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala can park the sea Allah subhanaw taala can make the fire pool Allah subhanaw taala can help you with no matter what you're facing, no matter what stacked up against you. Allah subhanaw taala is able and so when we're fasting next week in sha Allah, I ask mice I remind myself and I might all of us to remember to think about how Allah subhanaw taala is able to assist and nothing I mean, nothing is too big for Allah subhanaw taala to bring us through it

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