Channel: Waleed Basyouni
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In 100 law who want to stay in or who want to study he want to stop for one hour the villa him in Cerulean Pacino Minh sejati I'm Marina Maria de la philomel de la mama you will follow her Deanna who are shadow Allah Allah Allah Allah Allahu la sharika wash Madonna Mohammed Abu rasuluh Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salim Allahumma Sleeman kathira my bad old praise you to align His praise and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his family, his companions and his followers until the day of judgment. I bear witness that Allah is the only one worthy of worship and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam his last and final messenger, my dear brothers and sisters,
this is actually my first jumar to give or thought but to give since eat. And since read, there is that incident or that war that took place and in the Holy Land and takamasa in the conflict, then that piece that out of the ceasefire that we
aware of that took place recently and Palestine, things that should come out specifically in the hotbar, he say asked me to comment on it and to talk about it. But it didn't get chance to speak about this. Due to last week, we had a guest who give the hope I understood of me.
Even though there is a ceasefire in place, even though things are you know, kind of dying out a little bit, but we know that it never goes away and it never died. It every year and there it will be reignited and conflict comes again to service, even though we might not hear about it as much as in us. But we know that there is still people suffering. There is still people ongoing on this conflict and every day, and the consequences of it still affected hundreds of 1000s and millions of people's and that part of the world. You know, as we in America this weekend, think about the Memorial Day and the Civil War, remembering that bloody world the word the hundreds of 1000s and
millions of people who died remembering that words never determined who was right it only determined who left it only, you know the outcome of it usually war, the outcome of it the one who pays for it, or the innocent people. And as we have seen that this conflict the people who paid the highest price, were who were the children and woman and
A lot of innocent people who lost their homes and their loved ones. We as a believer, we know and Hamdulillah, that a dunya is not the end of our life. But still it is a great losses that nobody wants to see, to see it happen. I know that the issue of Palestine is there always. It's old news, but also new news. It's something that we are so familiar with, but every time it comes up, it's somehow move the hearts and get the attention of every believer, which is very interesting.
observation, regardless if you are an Arab or not, regardless, if you are a new convert to Islam, who never knew even everything, anything about Palestine before, regardless if you're Palestinians or not, you godless if you're politically activists are an activist person or not, you find yourself, you know, interested in the topic attached to it, excited about it, and motivated even to go to a rally. I know people they never been to rallies in their lives. The only rallies they went to, is the rally said for the Palestinians cause or, you know, to express their frustration or their anger about what's happening in Palestine.
And the big question for us as Muslims lives in America, for us as a community, what can we do?
And that's the question that a lot of us asked a lot of men and woman asked, What can I do to help the Palestinians cos? What can I offer?
Because as we know, there is a lot of these a lot of things related to this issue. It's not in my hand, I'm not capable off. And let me start with this. This idea that some people try to make you feel sinful for what is happening. It's totally false narrative. I seen some hobbies, some speakers say, All Muslims sinful because of what's happened in Palestine. That's not true. I'm not sinful because of what's happening in Palestine. It's if it's in my hand to stop the aggressions, and I don't ever be sinful, but it's not in my hand to stop it. I do my role. I do what I can do. Allah Subhana Allah only asked you to do what you're capable of, you will not be ever held accountable
you're not capable of. But the question is, did I do my role? Did I fulfill my duty as a Muslim? You do need to have that language of making people feel bad and guilty and miserable about themselves to motivate them. That's not how you get people's motivated, in my opinion. So what can we do? First point that I have, and that is many points I will share. And I'm going to mention a lot of points, but you pick what you think some of them related to all of us and some of them can more of some of us relate to them more than others. But first, it is important for us to realize that we are all Muslims, that there is something reported connect us together which is one Imani and that we are
brothers and sisters and my to not share the same ethnics or the same background or share the same family last names. But you know what we share the same Dean. We believe in Allah when believing Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we believe in Islam, we read the same book which is an Orion. We read that this is our master the Luxor that in Ibiza, Solomon his companions for several months used to pray to it as the first Qibla than the Muslim hat. And it will always be something that will be known as something very important our history, not only in the time of the prophets of Salaam, but also it was the blessed land that Allah had promised Ibrahim and his son and
Allah Ibrahim the Maha Allahu Allahu Mousavi salam, O Allah huben he is right in line with meaning and more Hindi and I mean whom woman tala ambia. It's the promised land that Allah promise Ibrahim and the prophets that came after him from Israel, he and would that would worsen a man and Moosa and Isa, this is the blessed land that Allah has given to them to live in it as according to the rule, and to the way of Allah subhanaw taala and it was inherited by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his oma.
It does something so blessed. It's not only for us as a Muslim, it's a historical thing. But also it's a future in a sham. He said he will mention the below the shaft which is the heart of it will be Palestine. It's the land of the future of Islam.
Are you who have been Mecca? Well, Medina I'm in punch where dimensi
Emma Rahim Allah have a chapters talking about what cities are better Mecca, Medina or a sham Dinesh and passtime. You will be how even this to be a question. Yes,
I'm bothering them. I said in the end of the times, these two cities will be even more valuable or more important than Mecca, Medina. Why? Because that's where recently cinema will descend. And that's where I met you will be and that will be the stronghold of Islam, and the defend of Islam will be in the end of that time. But during that, before that, it will be almost the domination for Mecca, Medina, and some LMS said no when it comes to the virtue of Mecca and Medina, when it comes to the virtue it has to do with the harem, but I'll make this an sham it has to do the region.
But Mecca, Medina, the virtue only related to the domestic and haram and masters in Ibiza Salaam and the harem around it, but I must luxans to do with the region under the bar lacking a whole level, and to bless what's around it. And you will be amazed by all this debate that took place between the scholars, and anyone was a little bit of familiarity with the work of the scholars about tomamu Sham or meta Allah.
And there is plenty of books were written in regard to the subject. But my point is for us as Muslims, that's something connect us with that land. It's in the hearts of every Muslim Musa alayhis, salaam, then murgia, who wrote when the death came to him as a hell Buhari, mad the hell beaten up this bad he died right before he reached Jerusalem.
Yeah, just let me die, at least what I can see the walls of Jerusalem, at least to please my eyes by looking at the walls of Jerusalem, for matter I'm happier. I'm here to Salah Toby was
died right outside the gates of Jerusalem before he arrived to it. It is his wish in life just to see it with his eyes.
It's a place where the hearts of the believers attached to it and it will continue this way.
I remember few months back, I give hot beer here. And I said
the idea of the normalizations of the relationships between the Muslim world and the State of Israel. It might work with some state in the political level.
But the streets of this Muslims countries and many of these Arab countries
will not accept that. As long as there is aggressions as long as there is one as long as there is suffering for our brothers and sisters in Palestine. As long as we see all these images of those poor young men and woman.
They have no crime they have committed except that they are Palestinians that we just live and Bay Jura. That's the crime.
That's the only crime that you have done.
As long as there is something like that, there is no one in the streets of the Muslim world will ever further This is normal. Because we're a man no matter what we're raised, not to accept and not to normalize volman injustice.
Another thing that all of us is the first thing is that that revival in that connections, scholar you expect after all this effort and all this change in all these, you know conferences and develop diplomacy, you think things will work out. As a matter of fact, everybody went this year and demonstrations will was was telling me chef, I never saw so many people out like this year, the number of people came up as unbelievable. Muslims and non Muslims alike.
Have you heard in the first page
on the main stream, or the mainstream newspapers around the world?
putting pictures and images I think today yesterday in the main newspapers in Israel have the 65 children who would kill them the conflict pictures and the first page
giving the pictures some Muslim countries even do
not dare to do that.
Some are some are not dare to do that in their Facebook
or be coward to do that.
The amount of awareness about the amount of injustice that happened to those people is unbelievable.
That's something we should capitalize on.
Another thing is about which is something unfortunately people are subject to again again yes again and again and again and again.
And many times I made this random questionnaire
to people how many of you guys have prayed for really to the Palestinians and to the people in Palestine today in some of the future when you prayed for Jesus today?
I can guarantee you every time I did a random questionnaire about that, less than 10% said yes I did. Less than 10%
The reality is it's not something that we we just hear about it but we don't do it seriously. Until
there is a new pillar here well I'm a very common
label alum or very
adapt we'll keep that heat in your heart and keep that light in front of you. That Allah Subhana Allah will bring the change
please we do need bidder in the stuff oh let's do to add Gemma a collective to and today at six o'clock all of us in one voice this is the thing that ruin it you know there's no need for innovations oh let's make all collective beyond millennial everybody around the world making millions and all these innovations of religion there is no need for that just keep it simple keep it the way the prophets of Salaam did it encourage everyone to do it
Another point is fix yourself. We are part this almost like one body when you fix yourself you're fixing part of the problem you know when we change our change our circumstances Allah change the oma in Allah Allah
Believe it or not your success contribute to success of Ahmed Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam his success as a doctor his success as a politician as a sportsman as as as
you know what when I see these, you know, fleets You know, it just was a worldwide news on the Manchester City even though it's not my favorite team but you know, pliers, you know put to the Palestinians flag you know, flying it in his final match. It was worldwide news.
When another one in his you know, and the NBA shows his shirt and recognized was that was a worldwide news
it's something your success when I see somebody who is an honor students in the graduation here in University of Houston or in College Station, walking to his graduation have a posties, you know,
flag around his neck. At was his success, contribute to the case
and creating awareness.
When I see somebody running for governor lieutenant governor's that day, who came to us and he said I'm proud to be a Palestinians heritage. That's his success. It's adding to the success
story and adding to that to the cons.
be successful yourself. Be proud of who you are.
Be true slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala
give victory to Allah subhanho wa Taala and sense give victory to his religion. Woman nestled in lemon Angela in terms of Allah Hyun soracom
stay away from sins
they've been Tamia Rahim Allah said stay away from injustice have been Tamia said something interesting he said in Allah Allah and so Donatella added what cannot kathira we had the mu dolla dollar volume or whatever cannot muslimah
the just country just nation just community
will be giving victory. Even if it's Kafeel an unjust community unjust country unjust state will be defeated
even if it is a Muslim state or a Muslim community. It is that's the last lesson that's the last one the rule for till kaboo to him how we're Bhima vollum NFV danika IEA you call me on the moon.
My brothers and sisters in Nabi sallallahu Sallam said would you relate Villa to was saga
And harder for emri those who abandoned the son of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, those should leave the sooner the prophets of Salaam, Allah promise that they will be humiliated they will be defeated. If you want to pursue a contribute to the Palestinians cause or any cause in this matter, make sure that you be proud of the son of the province of solemn follow the way of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam increase your list and far Allah subhana wa to Allah said, you respond to who is said to his people is still futile robber confirmed matobo la you received a seminar and he called me Dada. Where does it come come with an inner poverty come one at a time one low magery mean cannot oneness
komoot well it has a pan whenever God mentioned Dominica,
Masha Dominica, for at home in Amman who uneasy the home Powhatan, Allah quwata him they were very strong nation and a lot of promise if you make a steel fall, Allah will make you even much stronger. If you want to be strong to be able to face such calamities such enemy, you make sure that you make a lot of steel found in the be sallallahu Sallam said, Man lezzy Minister for those who continue say I still feel Allah, Allah will bring relief to them. When I can Allah Who do you want to Viva Houma, NTV him warmer can Allah who you are more at zeba whom omya stuff your own, and now will not punish a nation as long as they making still far? What can be in our telemeter who would it be you in a
cathedral for an hour hananiah asaba Humphrey Sevilla will now borrow for one Mr. Kanu Wallah who hibou submarine one I cannot own a home in land called Robin on phyllanthus Vanna White seraphina v m Marina with a bit of diamond on sadhana. tomo Catherine Asian job ferrata hula hula dunia where his network engineer and he knows room and so on this verse telling us and is still far and repentance and being sober. Having supper is the reason for you to have victory. My brother and sisters, another one. Also, it's important that you feel responsibility towards the case, especially in this summer, I have a lot of young people on domestic if you think you just because you're in the
middle school and high school chahatein what this has to do with me, I'm just a kid in middle school. I'm just a kid in high school. I'm just a kid in college. No, you're not a kid anymore.
You're a man. If you died today, and you stand before a lie, you will stand before Allah as an adult, you're not going to stand up against Allah. By the way, I'm just a high schooler.
Now almost whether I will hold you responsible the same way you hold me responsible according to your responsibility. You not saying your responsibility is similar to mine, but you have a responsibility. And the least responsibility of you have to know that these are your brothers and sisters, at least be aware of what's happening. And I'm not saying that we do need to exaggerate that this became only thing that you live in and day and night talking about, at least to have sense of human responsibility towards it, thinking about it. Also, if we want to support the Palestinian cause, don't ever underestimate anything that you can offer. Anything that you can past, post
anything that you can contribute. And don't ever underestimate, use your effort or other people's effort.
Again, another point always have be optimistic. Always think good philosophy. Always try to find what's the hikma the wisdom behind Allah Subhana Allah has either has decreed in what is happening. What can we learn from this what Allah wants us to be what Allah wants us to learn? Another issue, which is make sure that you take and take every possible to educate people and starting yourself about the Palestinians issue. One of the best and the most important thing that we educate ourselves about the Palestinians case, a lot of us don't even know what's the issue is and I can guarantee you many of our kids don't know what the Palestinians cause is or what even I'm talking about right now.
Most of us hear about it but they don't know. Especially those we are most of our kids study in public school. The narrative the things they learn about Palestinian issue or cause is taken from a Bice I don't tell you sometimes also biased narrative from some of us, but I think I will I want something very educated, very imbalance, you know, approach to the issue, based on facts based on people we have a lot of people lived this, you know, this tragedy. They can tell you they can the grandparents is still alive. We're not talking about people dying. We still people know what happened to them into their parents. The witness, not
Still remember there is a study was made
98% of people between the age of 18 and 35 something like that. They could not identify a master that axon. They give them like three different masters it's like 90 crazy number like that they couldn't identify the last
cable Yeah, it's just crazy.
we have people today on national TVs,
saying it must be the AXA is in Medina, north of Medina.
They speak our tongue, graduate from an SRO and adversities and say Al Aqsa and it's circulating social media laksa is a is a Masjid north of Medina. This is nonsense. There is no such thing as Mr. laksa in Jerusalem and creation isn't that's, that's a master just north of Medina.
And what's the proof? If you go to Jerusalem and must ascertain it all it was built by America number one, as is proof
as the master Luxor Medina writes on Earth, built by Moses by Solomon alesana.
And you know what? today this is weird. But if we don't educate our generations, tomorrow, this will be an opinion. It's a controversial telephone and I
after tomorrow, it will be valid opinion.
And hallas if that's the case, why you Muslim care about anymore Philistine anymore.
That's why it is important for people not to forget something is
so important for them to hear for either cara, Leah, sue her chameleon Khalid Mr. kameda, what Amala when you tell buruma to be around, Allah said, there is a promise it will be fulfilled at one day where this mustard will be fried.
It is important to educate the general public about the Palestinian suffering.
You know, maybe people will do you know, an exhibit with images and pictures or photographs. About You know, just just pictures and downtown, showing that suffering and the passing ins,
children's the damage attack, you know, a debate in universities and dialogue and meetings. And maybe an articles social media is another whole game.
Instead of being silly, putting me the Palestinians flag and the Israeli flag and dancing left and right now, you know what, what you need to do is to make something show the people the real suffering.
The image and and the image speaks more powerful than a million words, as we know.
I'm proud when I see a doctor of us, Muslim doctors, she's Palestinians. And she proud of that she puts her posting international dress and her profile in her Facebook, proud of this young man who is not even our but she has the you know, something about past past time, in his pictures, profile pictures in his Twitter, or in his, you know, social media, meetings and churches and synagogues. When this conflict happened, I reached out to some of our friends in the Jewish community.
And I said Do you guys know about what has happened? Where's your voices? We asked you for you. We know that you guys stand so many times with us in causes against aggressions in America.
I know that there is
a lot of political, you know, high pressure on YouTube. But at least there is a common goal for both of us to come together. And guess what, more than 25 rabbis came on board to sign a document to condemned all the actions and aggressions that have been against, you know, civilians. One star, we want more, we will push for more.
And I appreciate that effort. That step that been taken. Churches, priests, you know, some of them said, they don't even know. You know, that there is somebody came to me and he said, when one of the people The doctor said, he said, I'm a doctor. I was born in a refugee camp. One of them talked and appear private. He said, You know what? I never knew that there is a refugee camp still exist for Palestinians and 100% honest about what I'm saying?
I never knew that this still exist. And he said, Well, he, I think it is your responsibility you and your community to educate us more about the reality of this is I know, I have no idea that this exists. He said, he says, like my community make trips to visit some of the historical camps for what happened to us before you guys should do the same thing for what's happening to the Palestinians.
There's a lot of work can be done a lot of education, we get angry and mad at people.
But what we need to be angry and mad at ourselves, first, that we don't put enough effort to educate, we assume things, but the machine and the other side is way more bigger than us.
And we have to put as much effort as we can.
Remember, all these things can be happen to write articles and newspapers. And there's a article came in coming out these days in newspapers about this, you know, writing to Congress, meeting with officials, and all these kinds of pressure that
cannot be done just right now. You have to build your friends before friendship with your you have to have your friends before you need them. You have to make your friends before you need them.
And today, you you can gain you could like the fruits of the friendship that you've been building over the years.
ask Allah to help all of us and to our brothers and sisters, or my sister to Mustapha
hamdulillah had Asato cinema 11 interview, I have to wrap it up, even though I have many other points to say, but
there's two points, I will end with my talk tonight, or today.
And in political front, also, there isn't a lot can be said and what can be done, you know, putting pressures in our elected officials about our government, you know, pushing them.
A lot of people will talk about political pressures, talk about demonstrations, protests on the streets. You know, I want to say two things about demonstrations and protests. As long as it is peaceful and legal, I'm fine. But you need to know two things. Number one, any, anytime you go to the street to build the political pressure, that just a political pressure.
That's politics. Politics will stay politics, this pressure will remain in the streets, if that's the only thing that you do.
If this pressure that you're building does not lead to certain policy that you want to advocate for
this pressure will be just, you know, you get angry, good scream and you go home.
It might take a generation duration, duration durations, maybe you will make change. But these protests and these demonstrations and this pressure in Korea, it has to be combined by a very clear goals, what you want this particular pressure to lead to what you want. When you go to the street, what do you exactly want? What's the message, what's the policy that you want it to be implemented? And how comes the role of the leadership of the Muslim community, the leadership and the phosphines causes, that we should make sure that they have a clarity, and a reasonable goals.
A goals that can be achieved
a very clarity in what we're trying to achieve here.
You know, otherwise, these all these pressures will be just pressure. But it will not lead to a real long term change.
We have to understand that to the State of Israel have a lot of support here, not because just overnight, over a lot of work, dedicated or clarity, organized work.
And there's a lot to be said, my hope this has to be a very clear in our mind, if we want to see these demonstrations, making a real impact.
No doubt one of the points is to support and handler the Sunday we who we have an MCC with a sacral leaf, organizing a fundraising to help the brothers and sisters in Palestine, you know, and that's also an important way we can support them help them that's part of what we can do.
At least we can do that. As long as you do this through legal channels
and trusted hands that will take that to the people. The final point that I want to end my talk, if we want to help the Palestinian cause, we should avoid the thing that will harm the Palestinian cause.
What will harm the Palestinian cause when we don't
have leadership when we don't have a sincere good strong leadership. When we don't have when we have everybody claimed to be a leader, everybody is spokesman of that on behalf of the Palestinians causes without even that person knowing what is going on. When you have leaders who in front of you speak so strongly and behind your backs be completely different language.
When we don't have a clear goals, and reasonable goals,
when we don't have a strategic goals, and you know, can be achieved over stages, when we're arrogant, we feel like we control all the, you know, all the media, all the we control the situation, when we don't know how our size is really big or small, what we can do, and we cannot, we were stubborn,
that what harm that can sustain and cause
what harm them we are divided. And we're not united, when we point a finger to each others, and accuse each others when we make more enemies than friends.
When we start in a time, what we need to talk to our friends, we by cut our friends, when we need to have a dialogue, we say we're going to stop dialogue.
I don't think that helps. I think that harm with Muslims or non Muslims, when we threat.
I don't think that help
any form of transgressions.
It doesn't help. terrorist attack doesn't help attacking Jewish synagogues attacking Jewish can it doesn't help
spreading anti semitism rhetoric or hates or jokes about Jews or, or or or these Thursday's doesn't help.
That will not help us in the community at all. And this cause
us being hypocritical about this cause it will not help contradicting ourselves will not help. Saying that we're not allowed to target civilians, you should not target civilians, but we justify targeting civilians that will not help.
We cry about killing our children, but we don't have problem with killing their children. A woman that doesn't help, we should be consistent.
I should be clear, we should not no effort buts about it.
And that's not going to help. So, anyway,
a lot will be said, but I hope the message show you that there is so much we can do. There is so much can learn. And I hope that this anything comes out of this, that there is a lot of education needs to be done. If it's only comes that you take more time with your children today, or this weekend, to tell them a little bit about it, watch maybe a good documentary. And I will work this weekend to send you some reference or some maybe suggested some documentaries that you can see. You can read you can watch with your children, you know,
talk to them, especially if you have your personal experience. If you can visit to Jerusalem will be great, you know, inshallah, after the band left from travel, be great to see your brother and sister over there. support them support the economy has a lot to be said a lot to be done. And I asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to bring relief to our brothers and sisters in Palestine. And to make that ceasefire turn to be a fear and adjust lasting peace, that it will allow you and your brothers and sisters there to enjoy the rights and to have their estates and to
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us to give us the ability to contribute to help limb and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive all of us and to bring healing to the wounded one and to
grant to those who passed away or his forgiveness and to grant them genuine Shahada. And to you make it easy to those who lost their loved one. And we ask our last panel to Allah in our here society we see here in America, as we talk about the memorial day our people talk about the Memorial Day and think about the Civil War and we see what's happening over there. The dangerous of a broken society, and dangers of society were turning against each others. Don't underestimate the message of hate the message rhetoric of, you know, division. We need that unity we need that real closeness to each others and to be unified. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to make a straw to make us a strong community,
a just unfair strong society and last pantalla felina
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