Channel: Waleed Basyouni
Post Election: The American Muslim Mindset by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni
Jumuah Khutbah delivered on November 18, 2016 @ Clear Lake Islamic Center
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My brothers and sisters, since last week, I received so many messages, or phone calls from different members of our community, locally and nationally, and even internationally. talking to me about how the Muslim community will deal with this change that's happening in America. As we speak, the change of the leadership of America, the change of the direction of the United States, especially after the election, I got a lot of interesting messages, a lot of interesting requests, fatwas, asking me if it is allowed to reduce the level of my hijab because of the new era Would it be okay if I you know, change my name so to not be a Muslim name anymore? You know, people like even somebody I was like
having him in my
phone and he said, Sorry, share, I wanted to remove my name from your phone, just in case you know, your share and stuff like that. I don't want to be connected to any activism. Can you please stop my credit card from the masjid? Can you please make sure that you don't have mean any last or any group emailing like weird things on it's like one or two. It's not too many, but even three or four or five in a matter of a week.
That's too many, too many. And one even person thinking that line. It's an interesting situation that we're living in, and we not even yet started in January. So I thought it may be it isn't important for me to also address this issue one more time, even though I talked about it a little bit last time.
And this time, I want to share with you a few points that I think we should keep in mind in the upcoming
40 years. And who knows how long it will last, maybe less, maybe more. But at least in the next period, what we should keep in mind as a community, as a community member, I can't think of anything more important to start work.
When it comes to us as a community, when we do together, then the importance of
being unified, coming together, working together, creating more collaboration and creating more sense of unity between us as a Muslim community members, between our organizations, that's not the time for someone to basically say that I don't want to be part of that community, it's not the time for people to back off, it's the time for people to dig their heels in. And to push forward. Anytime when we put through a test, the way to pass the test is not to back off, it is actually to stern, to study too fast, and to be strong. And if we remember a long time ago, talking about the concept of test and hardship, and isn't one of the things that make hardship go away, that you became strong.
And you remember giving the example of the woman when they delivered the baby, when they delivered the baby, what's the most difficult moment and delivery? It's the moment of the delivery itself, not the contractions, that prior to the delivery, that's the most difficult moment, can you imagine if she said,
You know, I don't want to deliver what everybody around her keep telling her to do, push, you know, push the baby out, if you want to get out, it basically don't back off. And the same thing, I would say that, that what make people when that in the time of stress and pressure that they push back, they don't just give in, they don't just back their
suitcases and leave, they don't just disappear, they don't just you know, change their names, that's not gonna make any, that's not gonna save you to anyone else. It is so important for us to participate, to be part of the community to increase our participation with our community. And in Hamdulillah, I've been traveling from the Far East, to the far west, in this country, from the north to the south. And I can tell you how our national organization slot, generally speaking, are very well trusted organization by the community and hamdulillah. And we should everyone here knows that they go by the book, they go by the law, they are obedient citizen, there are people who are
contributed to the society. And I can talk specifically about organizations in Houston. And the leaders of Houston, no matter how many times we might criticize each others and we say you know what, they like this and that. But in the end of the day, that amount of trust that I have for the leaders of my community here, it is unshakable, and I hope that we all have that feeling towards our organizations. And that doesn't mean that we advise them and we encourage them, but they deserve our trust. They deserve our support our masajid our centers, our organizations, our leaders in every field need from us today to stand beside them, because that's what really determine the value of you
as a member of our community.
Napoleon once said something interesting, he said your value is like the zeros, it depends where you stand, you put the zero before that number, it means nothing you put 10 zeros before number one it means not much. But you put one zero after number one it became 10 to became 100. So basically what really determine your value, it is your where you stand in the time of hardship and a time of death. And it is not that bad actually so far. So if now people will start thinking this way and thinking that you know what this is said themselves, what will happen when real test comes. May Allah subhanaw taala protect all of us.
Nabi sallallahu Sallam said don't ever wish to fight the enemy. Lotta men No, look, I'll do what I can either lucky to move fifth Buddha for the Debye saucer lab, don't ever wish for a fight. But if you have to pick with you have to be in a fight, you have to be strong, you have to be steadfast, it's not the time to back off. And also, it's important for us to come together and not let anyone anyone as we say, in back in my culture, many as thoughtful model accurate, some people take advantage of this situation to gain a personal gain for themselves. That's happened after 911 I still can remember listening to the radio station here locally in Houston, Texas, and one of the
organizations in Houston Texas, the only reason I'm not mentioning the name because they said that they apologize about the dead. But this one of the extreme organization we have here in our community and radio station said after 911 the extremist guys are those, you know, Wahhabi deobandis these are the extremists guy you know, this the guys that you should be after
such people like that. So low individuals in the society taking advantage of situation like that, just to gain a little bit of benefit in the dunya. But in the alpha
and the alpha, they have nothing they have nothing but Allah, Allah Allah is anger, those who perpetrate and lie at the Muslim community and willing to you know what, Now it's the time for them because of ideological differences, or because of political differences, or whatever is the issue is, is to throw your brothers under the bus, just to think that you are that guy, the good guy, I haven't used for all those people that are to their turn can a comes sooner or later. That's how the mentality as we should not ever tolerate such such behavior in our community. And we should be all unified against such thing. In these days, I see some people some and these days like this, some
people what I've seen, tried to take advantage of just to be famous in front of the government, or to take a leadership position. And he start acting individually, away from the community, not involving the community, not to bring the community together to represent the Muslim community. Because I do believe that one of the advantage we have as a Muslim community, we do not have a gatekeeper for the Muslim community. And I mean by that there is no one has the right to speak on behalf of all of us, as if he's the only one to represent us without us as a community coming together and give him the permission to do that. There is no a chef, there is no one imagined there
is no an organization have the right to do that by themselves. It's all of us collectively come then we come might have someone to speak on behalf of us as a community or as a society. The second thing that I want to cite that make sure that in these days, you know what go out of the way if you're right to be to interact more with the general public. That's the time that we really should engage as you see the the mural outside when you walk into the semester. That's the time we should engage, engage more and more with the general public. You know what, smile more? asked how is your day How you doing? You know what, let them hear their accent, if you have one, let them know your name, even
if it's not a common name, let them know basically, you are a Muslim, and you're among the minority, and you can put your heads up and you're not going to bury your head in the sand.
Let's spread more smile, more good manners, and good social interaction with the society. Make sure that we don't look at people who are suspicious. Don't look, walk to the street and looks You know what, oh, this white guy must be a Trump supporter. No, that's me to be convicted. You know what that means they win.
That means that they win. If they were able to change us from inside, to be racist, to be hater, we fail.
We truly fail. Because we're going to stay as a community who do not judge people by their skin color, who do not judge people by their, you know, preference or choices and political choice. We judge people by their actions that speak louder than anything else on there, what they believe in when the what they how they behave.
Make sure also that you don't put a dark lens in your in your eyes.
Do you see any filter everything through that? Because that's going to be very hard way to live. You know what, fill yourself up with sense of optimism and trust in yourself first and that will reflect on the way that you behave with others. Number three, maybe it should have been number one.
It should have been, which is let's increase our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala more and more and more. Let's come closer to Allah subhana wa tada because the closer you are to Allah subhanaw taala the more protected you are in law, Hannah, Angela, Dina.
Allah with those who have Taqwa those who fear God, those who fulfill the obligations abstain from the forbidden act.
Those who are new those are good to others. Those who are perfect their work those who are generous, those who are those who feel the last panel data in secret and in public. Those The one who Allah subhanaw taala will be with them. Or may yet our can ally for who a hospital in Allahabad AnnMarie Khadija, Allahu Nicola Shea and Hydra.
Those who put their trust in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah will be there sufficient he's the one who will take care of them. And a Salah who be caffiene abda when you holy fool in the cabin Medina hoomin dooney isn't enough Allah subhanaw taala to be your supporter. What do you want more than that? Or may attack in LA yet Allah who Maharajah were so common hatred I tested in no le Allah. Allah denas lol ki taba wa Hawaii one lost sight of him when Medina Tarun I mean dooney Leia study rune and Astra come when I'm fusa, whom young saloon were entered into the room in alhuda leissner What are our whom Jambo Anna la Cava whom la sera soon inshallah Allah Allah, Allah subhana
wa tada Allah said, Indeed, my protector is Allah who has sent down the book, and he is an ally to the righteous, he is an ally of protector, a friend. And a friend will never forsake his friend
and ally to the righteous, and those who call upon beside him, are unable to help you, nor can they help themselves. And if you invite them to guidance, they do not hear and you see them looking at you. While they don't really can't really see
Allah subhana wa Tada. And this verse telling us as Muslim, as people who believe in Allah subhana wa Taala that he he ballerina and Natasha Rodman is not allowed you we should free ourselves from believing in anything in this life in this dunya that truly, truly would protect you by itself. Nothing can in itself protect you except the loss of Hannah with Alan with without the loss of Canada as well. Not only allow one to not to trust anything other than Him, but also to look down about anything other than Him. And yes, the Hindi could lead us babble my deity fell out. Yeah, yohannes dorabella cometan for STEMI rouda. Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Oh people, all mankind, an
example is presented to you. So listen, Indeed, those who you invoke, besides Allah will never create as much as a fly, even if a fly, even if they all together, come together and gather together for that purpose. An ephah fly should steal away from them a tiny thing, they could not recover it from him, weak, the pursuer, the pursuer and the pursuit.
Allah subhanho wa Taala basically telling us to not trust anything and in this dunya do not have your complete trust in anything other than Allah. So again, for those who are afraid, for those who are filled with fear, listen to what Allah subhana wa Taala said when it comes to other than Allah also trust the materialistic means more than Allah yeah yohannes method Latina woman do any lie and Dada mundo de la jolla can methanol and carboot it the harder to bait our in our handle boo Tila beetle and Kabuto can we Allah moon, the example of those who take allies other than Allah is like that of the spider who takes a home and indeed the
weakest of homes is the home of the spider. If the only note, if you think the home of a spider it will help you protect you. That when you run to other than Allah subhana wa Tada. The person who believe in Allah, believe in this message will never put his full trust and other than Allah azza wa jal
what all these are the out what these all allies in the dunya means, if Allah Subhana Allah to Allah not supporting you, if Allah Subhana Allah is not with you, even if those people who out there harm us, even if our enemy can harm us, even if they can harm you. Because you know, even at that moment, that the only gets harmed by them by Allah subhanaw taala as well. And Allah Subhana Allah allowed them to do that because the test from Allah subhana wa to Allah to you, not because of law not capable of helping, not because Allah subhanaw taala not aware of their plotting, not because Allah Subhana Allah, Allah Subhana Allah is basically been forced into that. No, he only allowed it for a
great wisdom that he has. That's why I will bokaro the Allahu wa who can be better than Abubakar, after Rasulullah saw Salam among the companions
who can be after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was sent among human being at that time will be better than Abubakar. Yo yo Karim Binney al, where a Buddha who wish to Muna who wet faloona la this spring and abubaker the hitting his face with the shoes, marking his face rather low and whatever.
And the left him and you could not recognize con la de feu feminine hoomin if you couldn't recognize what is his eyes and what is his mouth is
that's how badly he was beaten by the Allahu anhu Ah, while the doing that what our bucket was saying. You're cool, yada,
Y'all, you're so patient.
Y'all, you're so patient. He knows that even with this harm happening. It's not happening away from Allah Subhana Allah His knowledge, he knows that it's the wisdom behind it and he trusts that wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala he knows that this is happening because Allah is patient, because Allah Subhana Allah to Allah have a better and higher goal that people will achieve later on. He have that trust inside him. These hitting by the kuffar did maybe it touch his skin, but never touches a man. Never shake his faith, never to reach his heart or the Allah And voila, I'm delighted to be Massoud. Every Buddha who had a takuna
Camila Hassan, Abdullah, beating so bad that he cannot stand up. And he's a skinny, tiny, petite guy, for a skinny guy beating so bad. And after that, he when he was seen, he said, Well lahemaa can will
kill you will law he worth nothing today in my eyes more than any other days in my life.
Because he knows in his heart that this not happening out of nothing. He knows he still trust Allah subhanaw taala more than anything else.
he was in the protection of Jaguar
who was not a Muslim, he gives him his protection. Then Earth man if I believed him, I broke the law and said, How can I stay safe and sound my family? And because this mushrik protecting me why my brothers and sisters in Mecca, are suffering are basically putting in isolation and been torture. And I'm just sitting home eating and drinking. While I notice all of Linus companion going through this. Then he goes in front of the whole entire people of Mecca. And he said yeah, I have no idea.
You know what you give your protection to me. I give it back to you. The moment he said that in Hana and he took a photo but
the moment he said that they jumped over him and they beat him down until his one of his eyes was falling out of its socket and falling in his cheek. Then told told him, Ella McCann wouldn't be better for you to be under my protection. And you kept your eyes safe. He said no ally.
I know that Allah subhanaw taala. One better for me and for my eyes.
My brothers and sisters.
This unshakable faith needed today more than anything else. This debacle distrust
Hannah with data should Why are we taking every necessarily means in this live, every plan that we have every friend that we reach out to, but if we don't reach out to Allah subhanho wa Taala, that he is our ally, there is no point
number four, watch your kids. This is a very critical moment for children for a critical moment for our children. Watch what they say what they think, you know, so many children, they talk enough about anything but politics. Here, they're too young for that.
You know, just give you a real example. Kids come to my house to my kid, 10 years, 12 years old kids in the house, I hear them talking all of the talk about is what Trump on hillary clinton on demographics and elections. What kind of kids are these kids?
You know, it's not healthy for our kids to be so into debt. It's good to know what happened. But that's not dominated conversation.
You know, a kid in a public school in our district getting clear, like, I don't know the kiss, because I know the parents as well. A kid in the school said, I want to grow up, I'm gonna do this and that to Trump.
I threatened him
making a threat.
Why the teacher said because he kills Muslims. didn't kill anyone. But that's what you hear. That's the rhetoric at home. That's dangerous.
And it's not dangerous because his father will be picked by the FBI or the police. Are they going to report him that dangerous because we raising our children, that they are hater, are children that they live in fear, they don't live in and comfort.
And we can It's enough that there is a pressure from outside, there is no need for art to this from inside our homes.
We don't want a generation that, you know, only think about the problems. We want the generation that they think about the dreams that they can dream big. And the future is for the children. Believe me every single statistic. Every single one who study sociologists study that basically a pollster in this country will tell you every poll saying that the future is for you. Then you generations of America, that basically the multicultural society. It's not for a mono society anymore. There is no way to fight nature. There is no way to fight. And basically unscalable future for America, like any other place in the world, people don't stay the same people change.
If it's not a year, it's a two or three or 10 or 15. So no need for us to make our young kids and generation that they are growing to be the future of this country and the world to be growing up filled with fear
May Allah Subhana Allah protect all of us
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hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala Milena be about the home about and these days I also would like to advise myself and my community, be very careful from rumors. Be very careful from generalization. A lot of rumors going on, for or against one group or another one party or another about some community members. Be very careful with rumors. Don't use the new social media to promote lies or promote rumors or negativity in the society.
Number six, increase your to make as much as you can remember the do that a lot taught us in the foreign of the people in Musashi Salaam taught his people that are out to protect themselves from for our own and his people. For Kailua, Allah Hito Kelowna Rob bannerghatta jalna fitna a little coma volley mean when a Jena matica minako mill cafe caffeine. So the said upon a law do we rely on our Lord to make us not objects of trial for the wrong doing people and save us from save us by your mercy from the disbelieving people. Make sure that you pray for yourself and your family your community that a lot protect them shovel feet and marva Harmon Hama baton the evil of trials
that we know of and that we don't know of. Number eight, we have to make sure that we say this to ourselves, teach this to our children, to our family members, to remind each other in our gathering, that there is nothing ever more valuable in our life. More than a lot more than the religion of Allah Subhana to add more than the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. Make sure that no matter how hard the test is, that we not giving our principle up, because if you don't stand for nothing, you will fall for anything. But if you stand for values, you stand for principles, you stand for something that you believe and you so strong. Shaban believes that in water come to the area.
A nation without believe, is like the leaf scattered by the wind.
What is that a horrible,
horrible Rami moon has the moon Fernando aramoana salmaan Oh model. It's a beautiful poetry. He said that what we really believe in what we proud of it is this religion that carried by the best of people, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and his and his companions.
My brothers and sisters. Number nine. Be sure that we don't stay in the mood of being inactive. Come on, man.
What's left? What are you waiting for? What's going to motivate you to participate?
Tell me, tell me your secret, then I'll give a hook up about it next week.
I'll come to your home, push that button.
What's gonna make you come more to the master? What's gonna make you come more to the events? What's gonna make you be active and organize? What's gonna make you more? You know, take this seriously. We hear so many times, reminder and advice and an encouragement, one after another as like that day or hear someone saying, Chef, we've been saying for the last 14 centuries stole What'd he do, and nobody stole.
He said for the last 14 century even saying line up straight line. And until today, people didn't line up properly in the salon. When people will change when people will take that seriously, when people will know that living for yourself is not alive.
It's the lowest level of life, that you just live for yourself.
But to live for something bigger than yourself, something more valuable than just you. It's alive of noble people.
I hope that we will we are at this time this time that we will participate more that we will be more active. And we will come and say you know what I would like to organize this I would like to make this shift. Come I'm willing I'm going to be available. Michelle Brahim in all of us here for this particular committee and as well as Houston wide and that's something I've been talking to all our legislators in the community, we will be more available in these days than ever.
You need help you need direction, you know what we there for you. But just come say I have this idea come and visit. I want to organize something in my community in my neighborhood in my workplace. What can I do? How can I help?
give advice organize, come carry put at least get through some other muslimeen be with them with the with the group, right? spread the message, donate
many things that you can do. Finally, brothers and sisters, as in Nova Bella, expect good from Allah because Allah will meet your expectation. palia Ravi Mara, Allah Hiroshi mode, he's about to die a Bedouin. The doctor told him sorry, you're dead. Doctors here relate to this. Sometimes they have to carry this bad message, you know, hard message to people. So the doctor tell him you're gonna die. Then he said, then then then what after I die, Coca Cola kind of worries me trader a cardinal. Then I will go to Allah. Then the Bedouin said Carla jednom Clara in la mina la Juana. Notice now in the cafe Gina.
He said we live in this life following on old good that happened just because of him. So what do you think we'll do to meet when I come to him
and I'm here for this dinner.
And I got all this good things from him. What do you think? Well, I will find when I meet him.
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One of the scholar ones with us Do you know someone who is accepted? He said I know someone who except that
that's much better, isn't it? Which is Allah subhanho wa Taala on
a bus menu hacer Vanessa amapiano a man told him a boss who's the one who will judge people on the Day of Judgment. Then a boss said Allah. Then the man said no Jonah or bill Kaaba. So we are saved.
If Allah is the one who judging us, absolutely well saved.
Man, his mother was witnessing his death. She crying she was crying.
My Mother, why are you crying? She said because you're gonna die. He said, I know I will miss you, but soon we will meet. Then he said my mother, if I die, and my judgment will be in your hand. How would you feel about that? She said, I will feel very safe because I will save you son. Then he said so my judgment in the hands of who is more merciful towards me than you? Which is a loss of Pinilla, Don.
When a lot talked about the Day of Judgment, he said, Well Harsha de la sua two little posh man when all the voices are lower, in front of Ottawa, Canada, ma ma, ma ma ma,
ma ma ma, il Kibriya Hama Hama Hama Hama muchof Lakin, wassup Anissa hoga. That's the time where a la shows his might his power. But he didn't say the voice were lowered in front of the mighty, the mighty Allah or the the strong God or the most capable know in front of the Most Merciful God.
So this is how Allah subhana wa tada says, we should have no fear.
The fear that you don't understand that is fear but the fear that paralyze us should not be there, the fear of that go on and settle in the deepest point of your heart. Now, think about Allah subhanaw taala may have lost but that he is with you, and be with him. And you will not see anything from a Lost Planet Allah but good. May Allah subhanaw taala to protect all of us and Allah Subhana Allah to use us to do good in this life, and to be productive in this life make us among his odr meaning us among those who have no fear and shall have no experience sadness in the juniata the Acura llama in our one in a Lydian una de man Yama licola higher wattage Avi alumina Villa Lila Dena
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