Friday Sermon – Tragic Boston Bombings
Channel: Waleed Basyouni
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All praise due to Allah his prayers and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family's companions and his followers until the day of judgment. I bear witness that Allah is the only one worth your fortune, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his last and final messenger.
My dear brothers and sisters,
incident that and the terrorist attack that took place in Boston would have it any hottie to go back to his regular sequence of hotword. And to pass this incident without covering the whole nation
isn't a toast, and looking for how this whole incident will settle down.
No doubt that each and every one of us have seen that terrible attack, have seen those happy people who made the marathon more than 100 years old event, people just write about the finishing line, then all of a sudden the bar took place. We're grateful thankful to Allah but no many casualties because that could be way more devastating than what we have a seat. Even though our hearts goes for those who died in this incident, when we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make it easy for those from the families and for those who survived with injured or terribly experienced.
And after a couple of
points in relation to or similar points, we'll talk about this incident, what position from something like that's where it takes place. You know, so many of our community, we're watching the news development day after another job, shouldn't Muslims
praying and worried and scared that this may be another Muslim person make a stupid
action that caused damage not only to himself or to those who will be affected immediately by this incident, but millions of people and put another stain on our legit by wrong action done by somebody who is Muslim and unfortunately, even claimed that he is a devoted Muslims. Okay, as we heard the news today that he one of them described himself as a devoted Muslims, you know, person a practicing Muslim. They so we will write or people like think and let me tell you what I've seen people's reactions off toward this incident. First, a group of people immediately jump to the concept of the scenario of conspiracy. You know, that is a conspiracy behind the whole thing. And people start
thinking about all these theories, and I have read weird things out of the rich planet who's guys living it? Okay to think about this, God said government works inside work and all things like that. And no doubt that those people living in the world have made from their own imaginations. And those people contribute nothing to society, those people who live with that utility of everything that is a conspiracy and the bigger, bigger, bigger conspiracy behind it, you know what, those people will never move forward to the law, because they will never provide a solution. They don't have any solution to provide. Those people will never see that the disease as a test. So they put their hand
on it, and they try to provide cure or to provide solution for
also, those people are just looking for justification for all these problems.
Some escape goat that the liberal resolve that you live in, so they don't feel guilty. They don't feel that somebody's responsible. It may it is basically intended to make Muslim looks bad, you know, that is bigger.
Are agencies behind any birth through a law that you cannot get out of. And I think that's absolutely underslung. And
it's no snap. That's not even a right way of thinking, regardless what religion is, if you start going through theories like this, I'm thinking like that, you will never move forward in your life, because you always can come up with these imaginations and these
ideas that it has no basis, no basis to build to be built on.
The second reaction among so many people, unfortunately, even some of our Muslim brothers, the second reaction is, I told you this religion as a religion of extreme, you know, this being practicing Muslim, it leads to extremism, it leads to be extremist and so on. So, and we have seen this has happened and look as a lot of reaction, you know, became, is basically the religion responsible for such action? Is being religious, practicing devoted Muslim, lead you to the path of extremism? Is it when you see someone who's socially conservative, or socially conservative and religious and what do we call it fundamentals? Is that the path for extremism as somebody tried to
pray to pray regularly in the Mr. Grows beard, for example, or a woman put the scar or cover her face? Or you see a young men come up to the mister for budget prayer and became a devotee? Is that somebody who's so excited about Islam and Islamic issues? Is that a path of extremism, there is no doubt the answer is absolutely no. Absolutely not. Because religion never taught us to be an extreme. Religion in itself never taught us to be extreme. But in another sense, I want to be a digital, I'm gonna say because this can sound wrong, or sounds very strange. But in the same time, it could be yes.
It could be yes, when somebody became a devoted in his religion, and that's in religion, by the way, an individual in any idea have become so devoted, so excited about it, there is here a possibility of misunderstanding the religion, using the religion to just justify your means or your personal issues. It became very dangerous for gods who will practice and understand the religion in the wrong way, they became even more interested in individuals. So the answer for this is, yes, this is standard, the religion those who practice the religion, the way it is the rate we'll practice, in our community, the way we are fathers, grandfathers, generation, after generation, practicing
universal consider terrorist groups. And Muslim work will not even present a percentage like you wouldn't even say 1%. It's not even a percentage of the set. And the people who are basically categorized as extremist and people who won't kill
other peoples, they disagree with them and their views and their ideas. Because the vast, vast, vast majority of Muslim through the history, authors spend the majority on moderate Muslims, most of them who don't see violence as a means of expressing their opinions expressing their opinion. And I'm saying, again, it is or to motive or to push their political agenda to pursue political agenda.
So here again, it will not be acceptable for someone to take this incident to attack the religion itself, or to attack the religious people or to attack those regular Muslims who practice Islam in a daily basis. Because, number one basics that the sun, the first thing that you learn as Muslims, we learn when we study the prophets or sometimes like when we study the Quran, the justice and fair and the mercy of the Prophet Muhammad salah and the religion of Islam, where this justice can appear in such incident where people who doesn't look me just over there watching more, to attack or to kill, there is nothing can justify such action.
This is an act of aggression. This is an act of aggression and Allah subhanaw taala. said in, in Allah.
Allah hates dislike, the Transgressor Allah Allah hate and dislike, those who do act of aggression towards others, and Allah will never will never accept such deed in the law lines of study. They those are the deeds are the actions lead to corruption lead to a form of aggression towards other these deeds, lifecycle Allah which is got a point
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it means Allah subhanaw taala will never make it Amazon any good deeds that will be accepted by Allah Subhana. Without it will never be, it cannot be in any form of any shape, justified in front of Allah, then the day of judgment, and may be people in this dunya, they can go by this light, they can go on some of the arches, but they will not go on with it in the next slide when they will be held accountable for it in front of the Almighty judge panel without
Reaction is don't care. You know, AppleCare is about to happen, and most people just move on with their life.
And as if this has nothing to do with me, it's not that with the with our country has not been with our community, a nation doesn't mean a bit to me, and then move on.
And understand. This can come from someone who doesn't really care much about what's going on or from his word, but we care about it. Because as Muslim, we care about justice and fairness, we care about, you know, our nation, our country that we live in, no one of us will ever live, we'd like to live in a society where people start attacking one where people cannot live safe or secure. And if you will, lift one thing goes and you turn your face the other officer who cares about it, it can turn against you tomorrow.
So that's why we all as an OT community, as a community, we have to have a very clear position, very clear position, there is no doubt about it, there is no f about it, there is no buts about which is that we in the strongest voice, we contempt what's happened. And we say regardless who is and if he's a Muslim, we're the first human to condemn
him before anybody else that this is what's wrong. This is unacceptable. This is unethical. This unrelenting in an Islamic action is absolutely
an act of transgression, an act of aggression, and those people should be held accountable for their actions, as we all heard the President so. So for us, that's a very clear position we have to take we have to take.
There is another thing about this, we don't care, I
just want to say that if you look at the trade of those want extreme. Look at the trend of those who went extreme. It's very ironic to see that all family members would say, we never expect him to be like that.
The Imams exists, I never expected him would be like that. I was it was interesting, a trip even some of the kids who went not to that extreme, you know, some of their feelings are hurt some of their interviews and aggression that occurred to them, you know, and some of the family even myself had to deal with some of the kids will destroy the culture, can you can you help me my kids is just became weary listening to Weird lectures, you know, and that's very healthy parents. That's a very helpful site to call and to ask it start consultant if you notice that your son or your daughter going from some family member going straight or your friend or something to come up not to go the
leaders, you know, fit even see anything illegal, but You thought you're afraid about basically extreme ideas and views, extreme ideas and views, to have an open dialogue about what I'm trying to say. So the parents, they said, We never expect our kids to be that way. And I think that's just a signal, send us a message that you can just ignore it completely. You can just say, hey, my kids will never be that. You know what some of these kids, their parents said the same thing. And I'll tell you one thing, also one of the most effective methods that even published by security agencies themselves, they said one of the most effective methods of countering turns a tough people it's
happening, family members,
famous a number one who brings all these plots to stop and community members as well. They play major roles and changing the mentality and the mindset of some of these extremes. So what I'm trying to say, I think it's worth a conversation. It's an incident took work, especially with every teenager workers, it's worth the compensation, an open conversation about what you think of what happened. What do you think about that, you know, listen to him, and open a dialogue. Because if you suppress this, even though where he was gonna start his dialogue
If you suppress that, and you don't let it, you know, an open dialogue between you and your child or your family member, I don't know who we're talking about, and how we can develop this to something even more extreme, more extreme. That's why I think it will be an excellent opportunity, that reaction to what happened. It's the Open dialog, or what do you think of that? How do you know when any reason for this? Because it's very important to us to be policing and securing our soul as a community.
All refugees, toward what happens? One, I think we should all be standing up together united against us. With that said, no, no exceptions, no. But about we all stand together as a community leaders as a
civil organizations, as security agencies, we're all a government and citizen, we all stand up together in such incident making very clear statement that that's unacceptable and cannot be justified in we all should condemn that
the problem of extremism and terrorism in general, I speak a lot about this. In so many national international, the biggest problem with everybody taught you and we face when we deal with this issue is that is no one factor contribute, contribute to making someone a terrorist or extreme. There is no one you cannot say it is religious, it is economically it is social, it is the Palestine conflict between Palestine Israel is with the response. If we solve it, everything will be solved, there is no one ever can claim that there is one issue, it is responsible for converting people. That's not that's very simple. If you think that way, it's a very simplistic way of looking up to
very complicated as human beings themselves so complicated in their nature. So that I believe that one of the thing that we can do as a community, we can and it is our responsibility as a community to make sure that our community has the right understanding of knowledge. And you might say, everybody who said those who did not love it, they claim that they have their own understanding the knowledge of those who are standing remember, like you, you claim that you have an understanding of the religion and the law. And that's not a big problem. And I understand why some people outside telling me that this would be wrong in our world, it was a big problem. Why? Because in our
religion, there is a certain principles and foundations are agreed upon. This religion is not something I stopped and I can start or somebody come on with us after the prompt can stop this already well established during the prophets of salaam times, there are certain rules certain principles, through this principle, we understand the ducks, we analyze the text. In going back to this principle, you will find clearly that those people have no have no justification to their action. That's why you will never find you will never find a true scholars among the Muslims, from any nation have ever taken a position of supporting such troops group like a pie.
You will never find a true scholar ever support them and give them the basically stamp of approval today. As a matter of fact, for us and for a very long time scholars through all the counseling with Philip hunt, and feckless monka noncom GM, GM has not been governed to suit the social, it's a civil
organizations not part of the government, they have issues that was years and years and years and hundreds of years ago against such action there was such
so I think our
allocated toward that incident to make sure that we provide the correct understanding of religion, because understanding of
even the concept of jihad, the concept of
the concept, the main concepts that make people like this, go straight. So I think it is very important for us as a community to understand the difference between two things. And I know it kind of sometimes hard for people to study that are raised in in America and the West to grasp the splitting.
Government not supposed to be involved in ideologies. It's not the government responsibility to ensure that the right ideology is promote government they don't that's not part of the prescription. As a security agency. Let me be very specific security agencies. It's not their role to counter extreme
maybe you see that in Saudi Arabia, you see that in Egypt, you see that Singapore, you see that in some countries, the developed organization, but they debate this extreme ideas and views, ideology will be supported by the government. But here in our government, there's a complete separation between church and state ideologies are not illegal. So he did not do anything illegal by having extreme views or term ideas. That's not illegal, you government is not going to sit down and fight these ideologies. The only one can fill this vacuum is you as a community, you have to stand up and step up and to fill that gap and counter these ideologies. And that's where here I said, it's our
responsibility as a community to make sure that we understand the responsibility apostle, and it's not secret to revealed one of these kids who have been
went to jail for tours, basically,
was part of a terrorist attack in Texas, when he was released from jail unit was a courtesy phone call from
Satan, the soccer liberal Muslim community, you know, just kids, why can we go into his we cannot do anything, okay, we, how we guarantee that this kid's not going to get back to the same time. You know, jail, FBI, that's not hard. It's your responsibility as a community. It's always the senators with to make sure this is a good kid. And we don't want him to go back to the same path again, we don't want him to come to any one of us.
And see, when this would have been a few years back, the question was, what us as a community have prepared already to deal with somebody with an issue like that? Are we trained as moms as a leader as a community site? Did you because it's also a very complex area? And one of the first question I told anyone will start meeting this guy, I think he will be in depth like that. He started with a lot. So I'm writing about it. But there is some sense of truth about it, which is lead me to the third part. In order for us to counter such ideas, we have to have, we have to have a sense of open secure for that we can have an open dialogue, as a community and society, that we can speak openly,
freely, we're not afraid to be ministered to be put in such things like that.
And also, I think it is important for our community to take advantage of this and also from our government to build a good alliance between the government and the citizen and the leader of our community. And we should not be afraid of that we should not promote something against that. I know that a so many folks here.
Worry about civil rights and things like that. And I think it should be protected. But it should not be the reason for stopping us from building a good understanding of bridges, especially in situations like this. I will say that, I always say that it's like we all like riding a bus. We as a community in the front, driving the bus, leading the meeting, this is the community, okay, when it comes to countering ideas, but when laws broken, we'll know about the block when crime about to commit it while we leaving in the front. In the time of content ideas, the government of the back should support our path. And when there's a law, when the laws are broken, we switch checks, and we
as a community, we must back up community.
We just don't get off the bus. You deal with it? No, we should stand up together in issue like this.
Think also one of the things that I want to say, Are you towards what happened that don't take the personal responsibility? You know, I don't feel shamed by them. Because they don't represent me as a Muslim. They represent themselves they represent extreme Islam that Virgil stuff that they have.
And I don't want to jump in included a because I don't know what's the issue yet. But whoever is responsible for that. So that's not going to make me depressed. This I gotta make me put my head down. This is not going to make me walk in the shadow. This is not going to make me walk with shame is going to make me stronger and believe in the correct understanding that I have. And I think every one of us will do and we as a Muslim community won't go back stronger than ever.
And I know that we are part of the society in this country. What's proven one after a time that after every kilometer would come up effort stronger as a community, a Shalaka and stuff are alive.
I remember three days ago or two days ago when the incident took place. And the same time posted something in my post I posted in the Facebook about and through the spark from some people, which is mainly people up from America, outside the states. We understand that unfortunately, this sort of spawned discussion, really by some of my Muslim brothers in America as well. They said share sippy people comment on Facebook say, Hey, you're so angry about what happened in Boston. What about Robin in Iraq? What happened in in Syria? What's happening in Burma? What's happening in this?
What happening in Egypt? Why you don't hear any condemned that as well. And weird thing, that my post saying that tourism have an ugly face, wherever it exists in Boston,
in Cairo, anywhere, actually condemning these areas, these tours actually took place in other parts of the war. But so many people never saw that they immediately said, Oh, why Africa is not so angry about the Sunni and who died, not two or three kids that has hundreds of kids everyday dying this year? Why the American are not very angry? Why American love very angry with what happened and for me, and that's what will be the answer the question with the people, and the answer for that for the general public for Juniper, but because that's not their country. They have certain limit a certain amount of sympathy, and you know, care, but that's not their country. Do you want to tell me that
people and shooting people, people care about what happened in India?
When Tucson or the shooting took place in Colorado? Do you think people in Egypt were Oh my God, because people were killed in the theater watching the movie? They don't care. The kid innocence if you told them this, you found that is not the issue because it's not my country. It's not it's not the home. It's not the background. It didn't happen the backup. That's why for us the Muslim community, we hear that
the Muslim community feel the sense of globalization, we part of a nation, okay, nation, but sometimes we forgot that we'll also a citizen of a country and a member of a society.
Yes, we care about what globally happen. But in the same times, we are part of a small society that's called Houston,
Texas, it's called the United States of America. And that's why we care so much about what others because they have an hour back now, that's an hour and there is no contradiction, those Muslims who cannot understand that they have that sense of belonging to them as a nation, you know, Muslims everywhere, my sister, I love them, but in the same time, I cannot just live in
non existence, tangibly.
Society it's it's tangible is not exist. It we connect them emotionally connect to the homeless on the word by we believe that we have to believe that we share not only your living also those who have passed away as well. We are part of that heritage, that nation. But when we talk about tangibly, what is the society that you're a member of your work to go to as well, it's the country that you live in. And there is no contradiction between the World War Two to the religion, your loyalty to the Ummah and your vote to the country that you're part of. There is no contradiction in the peace, Allah's love for each
Even those will end up
with you the most beloved country to my heart. Why is Medina is the land of Islam.
It didn't change the fact because that that connection, but it is a natural, it's a part of.
And we should, as Muslim, overcome that understand the difference between the two sides, the globalization of the global aspect of it and the National aspect of it.
It's the time permit today, there's so much to be talked about. But again, let's make sure that we stay it's clear that our statement is very clear that it is one. Let's learn from this also as well, that this is an ugly
thing to happen. loss of life, no matter where we take place in any place in the world. Interested in justice, no matter who did. What is his name? What's his color? What's the Lajeunesse it's an ugly thing that we should all stand here. Let's make sure to take an opportunity of this to open a dialogue with our teenagers. We're on board
are eager to make sure that they're really think about it to open a channel of communication, discussion, town home,
town meetings about things if there is need for it and educate ourselves because as we all know, one ounce of cure, it is much better than a pound of
cure. Answered prevention. It's better than one pound of cure at nailless Paragon
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