Lessons And Reflections on 9-11
Channel: Waleed Basyouni
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or praise Do 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 abortion and Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam his last and final messenger.
My dear brothers and sisters,
and tomorrow, our country will bring back a memory of 20 years ago,
which is the 911 anniversary
even though as much as the media tried to push, and government tried to bring back that memory, as much as the community and society move on,
and people will keep going and moving on in their life.
And when they will look back into what happened 20 years ago. Definitely their view of the incident will be not the same as those who lived these moments and live that incident in particular.
anon 11 is just was a turning point in the history of modern history of America, not only in America, but in the many Muslim countries and in the relationship between
Muslims and Western society at large.
And I do believe that in might sounds harsh,
but I do believe that the turning around was mainly from the Western society, not the Muslim world.
Because the overwhelming number of Muslims have not demonstrated any type of hostile against westerns.
And the amount of people who demonstrate that level of hostile against Western civilization's or non Muslims are very small.
Now, the number can be even mentioned a fraction.
Talk about more than a billion Muslims in the world.
What about all these countries and all this history,
but was the real shocking,
real shot, and by the way, a terrorist attack and killing people, innocent people happen all the time, not only in the hands of Muslims and non Muslims alike.
But in my opinion, 911, the most shocking thing was, how easily we are willing to drop.
And how will easy we are so many people willing to drop all this good history and corporations and friendship.
And all of a sudden, you can doubt your doctor, your physician, and you can doubt your neighbor. And all of a sudden, can the media, you know, put you a big question mark on you. For me, that was the biggest shock after 911
that I need to be put in a frame
are you with me or against me.
And if you don't agree with what I do, that means you're the enemy. And not only the enemy of me, the enemy of the state, and the enemy of the civilization.
There's a lot of people in this world would like to see conflict, they flourish. On conflicts, a
lot of people try to push the world to edges.
And to see the world that is black and white.
One, the majority of people have a common sense. I don't need to choose between black and white, I can be green, I can be orange, I can choose any of the colors.
I can be I have choices. You don't have to put me in that. either this or that.
And unfortunately, we held that view. We like it or not, will intentionally or unintentionally, we hope
the reaction that happened. And the incident of 911 It's meant in my opinion, is to create that front is to split the world into two campaign or the people to to campaign. And I think as 911 start to grow, became less and less and less the memory we have of it, and the media turn the tone, people realize that this is not how to be solved.
And we just in sometimes they feel that we've been the reaction to it is no doubt
a terrible thing. It's no doubt so it's it's a cowardly attack on civilians. No doubt a lot of innocent people die that day. There is no doubt about that in my mind.
Not at all undermining the severity of that attack.
But what I'm saying that as we look back into history and we try to see we have to learn
we have to make sure that we build and count to move forward.
So that idea of you are either with me or against me It's very similar to a very common concept that some people try to push and unfortunately sometimes it reproduce in the name of religion that it is me versus you
exist you have to be not exist
and that's very very wrong way of looking at society and looking at the world Islam never promote that otherwise in the bizarre Solomon never leave any non Muslim alive.
In me so solemn had treaties and obon treaties has no even expiration date on it.
It's like what you call today, a treaties between countries. And there is a solemn treaty with Mecca has no data doesn't end in this particular day. No
As long as we go by these rules, the treaties in place,
and not only the people, but many other
cities and communities and tribes as well.
And history to the Jews and Medina and so forth, even though he has the upper hand, he has the power but in the midst of Southern did not, he didn't see it that way. And the Sahaba the law and the Society for years and generations to go, that this was not the way to look at society.
and Islam in the same time, refuse the idea of the Muslims to be completely observed by a culture that outside of Islam,
where they lose their identity.
Whereas no Muslim anymore,
I observed completely by some other, whatever culture or identity you can think of, as also what some people call it assimilations or being completely, you know, observed by other culture where yours is not there anymore. So you know, what, to the extent that people do even shame of their names, Muslims name shamed of their heritage, hiding their Deen and neglecting them or worse than they tried to change the deem to fit and to please other people. That's why you see Americanize the religion or piano you know, westernized religion and well, blah, blah, blah. The religion doesn't need to be changed for anyone shine to make it the Chinese have to make it an American or to make it
you know, South America, the deen is the deen of Allah subhanaw taala. You like it, you like it, you take it, you take it, don't take it, it's yours. You're the one who lose it.
But what is the options that we have?
The idea that the religion came with, it is us and them. Me and you.
It's not me against you.
We still can work together, we can live together, even though we are fundamentally disagree with each other when it comes to our last panel to honor who he is, when it comes fundamentally to, you know many things we don't morally or theologically we don't agree with. But I still can live my life and have my especially as we're living in America, especially as we talk about specifically to the Muslims living in the West.
Where we we don't have to make that no choice, which is a choice was made them frame that we put in after 911 which is are you Muslim, or Americans
as if I have to choose between the two.
And also the same time, you've been put in a position as if you have to choose between the two and you cannot have both? Or as if this country is based on a principle that you cannot combine between two. So it's false from the religion perspective. And it falls from the country's foundations perspective.
And answer for this is simple.
For us when it comes as Muslims, let me put it in a very, very clear term.
No topia, nothing. Take it from somebody who study Islam all his life.
Especially for non Muslim who can might be here my talk for us simple. Our religion is made of two combination of two things. One, it's called beliefs. It's a belief that's on my heart that I believe in it, no one have control on it. And usually other people don't have a problem with that, whatever i believe i believe in two, it's called rules. I have to do certain things 123456
and hamdulillah. As long as I'm allowed to practice this, I practice the whatever, there are certain rules against my religion. Here's the question, I like, gotcha. You know, these islamophobe? What about if I have a rule that goes into the spider legit, you have every right to say, I'm not going to do that. I'm not going to be part of that.
And if I'm forced to do it,
I'm forced to do it. I will obey the law and the sin for it goes to the one who forced me to do it.
There's only one thing I cannot do.
Even if you force me to it,
which is to kill an innocent person.
I can't do that. I can harm a human beings because harming him protecting him is not more important than protecting myself.
That's the only option. I cannot
be forced into it. But any other thing is your the sin for it. If you force me to be in to pay interest, and you forced me into that bow wallet, if I'm forced I'm not gonna go to jail for it I'm not gonna be as Muslim this is this is not my Deen a lot. And if these things accumulated to a number of sets of rules, that it makes me so hard to prove them I'm not allowed to pray in public I'm not allowed to do this I'm not allowed to do so let's assume a scenario like that. In this case Alhamdulillah and I'm taken out of the washer Allah said, Allah's land is so big and you move out
so that idea that you're afraid that Muslim you know betrayed you will want to take over your country or wanna you know, we want to that's not how it is.
I don't we don't have we don't see a contradiction.
things for us a certain away in such way, our religion stuff in such a beautiful way that allowed us to enjoy our life anywhere we are.
As long as we can be closer to Allah, and beneficial to the society that we living in. Fell mth Hannah McCann, Abdullah, well, I'm Valley evangelia, where you are more righteous, more closer to Allah, and more beneficial to the people that you're living with.
And this questions are relevant from even just pure American perspective. You didn't this asked this question to Jewish even asked us questions to Buddhists, you don't ask anyone to Christians.
But I think the lessons that I want to say today, and there is more to talk about, because there is a lot of lessons from 911 has to do with our community that we should learn from it. And for our government to but but since I talked to community, that's the main focus, me and my guests to our guests tonight, Charlotte after mode. But I think the most important lesson that we have to learn that we don't allow anyone to put us in a frame that they choose for us.
And I give you another example that's so clear.
Which is the frame of what you are not
so after 911 all me Muslim start to be all with this. I am not this. I'm not this. I'm not a terrorist. I'm not an extremist. I'm not a bad guy. I'm not this I'm not that. So what happened when you keep saying i'm not i'm not i'm not i'm not.
You know, what Haven't you will never get chance to tell people what is Islam is and who you are or what you are. It's all became, oh, our Islam is done by a woman out Islam is not bad to this, you know, we don't really
think of slavery videos, I'm just all my talk became like that I never get to tell to you, what's the eat is what's about to Allah is how the Beautiful Names and attributes of Allah Akbar. I never tell them about who's Mohammed Salim is. And I didn't tell them about the foundation, the fundamental of our Deen and believing in the day of judgment and believing in Al Qaeda.
And how we see the world of the unseen that came, because I'm been consumed by that.
Another frame they put you in, they put you in a frame of terrorism.
So they look at you from that lens.
And you have to be basically every single crazy person in the world, I have to make condemnation.
Do you see us these days going after every evangelical or Protestant or any denominations? You know, who known to be dominated by white attendees? We tell them hey, what about January, January 6, every time that I arrest one of these, you know, guys who pursued we said Why didn't you condemn that? Why didn't you What did you say about you know, that crazy, you know, guy who claimed that he's a prophet and what he says about this and that, do we ask them to do that? Do we community society do that? Yeah. And we're not going to ask because we have common sense. But also you should not accuse us.
We don't doubt you a
lot of good people out there.
But you just no need to doubt us and to ask us every time to make that to put us in that frame. As if we were responsible for every crazy pious person having to be a Muslim. Now let's power to Allah. Give us that strength to stay tall to stay strong. MLS Python to protect all of us. Salalah Anna Mohammed Aquila, Mr Mustafa Al
Hamdulillah wydo salatu salam Ala Moana.
I want to say that
There is a sense of denial sometimes amongst some our call good hearted Muslims, sometimes even to the level of navan being naive,
that they think that there is no such things called violence, extremism, or terrorist or Muslims who are like extremist.
I wish is true.
But the reality is not
the reality we have very, very bad people happen to be Muslim, and very, very stubborn about ideology that never took the Muslims anywhere in the past, and it will not didn't do now and it will not do in the future. And ideology based on a very simple fact that it goes against what Allah and Muhammad Allah, Allah said, and what Mohammed Salam Sierra was about, and what his companion were upon.
As simple as that. They never understood the Puranas sooner, according to the understanding of the early generations, they understood according to political influence, understood on the light of this political situations, the anger and the emotions and stuff like that. They don't go by but by by the book as the claim that they're trying to implement
on this extreme ideology, it's crazy.
It's crazy, and I can't I don't know how to describe it to you.
I have a friend of mine, who's a judge
in one of the Muslim countries, telling me nobody else.
At one of these guys telling the judge telling him, yeah, I give my my Legion to ISIS,
the Islamic State, and I shall Allah one day, I will be mujaddid with them and come and conquer your country. And I will take you as a slave and your wife and your daughters and your mom's as a slave girls, telling the judge that.
And he said, the judge thought he's going to make a point. He said, that means also your sisters and your mother will be taken by somebody else. He said they deserve it.
His mother and his sisters,
he said they deserve it.
Can you imagine how far the person can go?
And so Dan Shahadah told me
that the Latins group, they had a debate in Sudan, a famous debate. Pi there was established in Sudan at that time.
And he said the soil fragile they had that mastered and the Imam and the community with RBG and his wall well known scholars, respected scholars
and killed over 14 people praying fragile.
Why they said
last night, we have proven last night that they are crowfall
I can give you crazy examples.
All they wanted to know that there is somebody killed the added nappy body
stabbed with metal the alarm and while he's thinking that he is doing the most rewarding things ever.
And someone come later on he says, When I remember a bit more German what he did to me or the alarm and who's early.
I don't need to tell you who's a businessman.
First young man to be Muslim, the cousin of Rasul Allah says Allah
and whose motto the Allah
and the man would say, I think about this man who killed the alley, and I think in the Day of Judgment, killing alley will be the most rewarding thing that ever human beings will gain.
If that ideology was exists, in the time of activity, a lot of time.
I'm not at all surprised to see someone willing to kill john
and Lou and Kumar. And when he Waleed and Martin Hammond today
so don't be naive and think that there's not
a fracture. But it's important to pay attention to it that's his son came in warning us from extremists warning us about the harmonic and in the case of Samson, they will continue appear among you continue our lesson only of Haruna had pecan had tell her the judge they will continue to appear
until the fall, Messiah appear and they will follow.
So that ideologies it's a success. Yes, it's small but we have to be careful. We should not just turn the other face. We're not like governments
who terrorism for them is a political balls that you shoot in one day there and surely one day there. Some politician do that now follow extremism process how long
it's an active, forbidden ad, something that religiously we find.
Now let's panatela guide all Muslims and all people towards is right and which is good. We ask Allah to protect us and our children. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us the guidance and to protect our young men and women from all forms of extremism and all form of misguidance alone there the internal economy, on behalf of the clan never is alarming and hysterical. Huda took our
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