Channel: Waleed Basyouni
This jumuah khutbah/talk was presented at the Clear Lake Islamic Center on Feb 3, 2017.
hamdulillah no matter who want to stay in who want to study who want to stop Pharaoh when I saw him in Shoreham fusina woman Satya Medina Maria de la hora de La MaMa Euclid Farah hodja who are shadow Allah Allah Allah Allahu la sharika wa shadow no Mohammed Abu rasuluh Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa ala Muhammad Kamal sola tada Ibrahim Ibrahim in naka hamidah Majeed badbury by de la. All praise God 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 allows the only one worthy of worship and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his last and final
messenger. My dear brothers and sisters, an incident took place during the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa it was send them to might be simple might be something that you heard several times in your life. But for me, it's not the incident itself, but the timing of that incident.
of just imagining myself in that time with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and get to know that he just did what he did, which is I shall the Allahu anhu she said once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked me if he wants to raise with me raise with each other. Then she said, I agree. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked the caravan, and it was basically a caravan or a squad of companions and they were in a war time. He asked him to advance, then he raised with the shadow of the Allahu anhu.
Then she said he won't. And in Ibiza Salaam was happy because he raised her before and she was much lighter than that time, and she was faster than the prophets of Salaam. But this time, you know the prophets of Salaam was able to even out the prophets of Salaam said this will take care of the last one pilot had he been killed.
Many people the take this as an example of how nice and kind he will sell alladia Selim. But for me, I very much want to relate to this incident today. No doubt when you are in a war. When you're in the army, going outside to meet your enemy, there is risk taken. That's a big concern for any leader who cares for his people and the profits of Southern cared the most. No doubt people are tense, worrying thinking about it. But this is did not stop the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to outlive this moment of stress and concern, and also to find the time for him sallallahu alayhi wasallam to enjoy his time without a shadow the Allahu anhu
which would allow him to calm him down and to be in a normal state will allow them in a calm state. So he can deal with these challenges in much better way and much clearer mind sallallahu alayhi wa Ali was selling
them after he ate from the tree and was exiled from Denmark. Can you imagine the amount of this calamity sent down to earth
and Allah subhana wa tada was angry attempt on he repented to Allah subhanaw taala
After that, what the rest of his life was all about.
He met his wife again. He had children, family stablished live on earth. He laughed and cried. He had good days and tough days and rough days. And he lived his life solo and he was under Ibrahim thrown in fire, then exiled from Iraq, walked all the way to the to the Promised Land of his, which is the land of Palestine. The Land of the not only stayed there, he also traveled to explore the world, went with his wife all the way to Egypt. And what happened to him in Egypt, when he was why his wife was kept by the king of Egypt. And he came back and Allah saved them back to Jerusalem, had to marry the mother of Israel and had just had a child from her, send her to Mecca, live goes on
with him on this little alone and he was sending us
flooded against him by his own brothers, throwing in the well then after that go to jail for years of suffering and calamities and things are gloomy and things are not doesn't look very promising, but ended up grow the Lalo alley while he was selling out of all this, not a moment of his life was documented that 10 on his or his father ever give hope for the future. As a matter of fact, his father I you when they told him that your other son, which is Binyamin was kept by the king and he didn't come back with us. So use of didn't come back with us. And now Binyamin didn't come back with us as well. What's his father's respond was
called Isola. A yet teeny bm gymea mail. May Allah bring them both to me. He still have that hope and use of Ali Salaam and that now almost failed 40 years after he lost use of masala TV. Yeah, TV him? Yeah, no, I will bring both of them back. He still have that opinion in his heart that they will come back, didn't stop his life. He continued his life. Mousavi said on his life completely changed upside down when he was forced to leave, or he left Egypt, stranger alone, seeking a place to hide for refugee as a refugee. And finally he ended up getting married and serving his father in law, spending 10 years and didn't mind that at all, to stay there. And to spend that amount of time
of his life, just acting and working like a farmer or a shepherd for his father in law.
Then after that, life didn't stay the same for him. He came back to Egypt and we all know the story.
And if we look at the history of humanity, the history that Iran tells us and the history of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi. Wa it was seldom, you will find that there is a simple fact that life doesn't stop at one point. Live always keep going.
It's us who sometimes we stop at one point of our life, or at one incident in our life, and it will paralyze us. And it's up to us to keep going and keep moving forward. Or we stuck at one station or one stay one basically point in our life.
No doubt. My brothers and sisters, that our community, our society, our country are going through a tough time. rough time.
Our nation or Ahmed Ahmed Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam going through a tough and rough time.
And we as Muslim. Yes, we have the concern of our community, but we never lose sight. We never lose sight of our own as well. Because we don't only live for ourselves. We had that no matter how difficult it is or how comfortable it is here. Where do you live in your city or your country, you never lose sight of what's happening in the Muslim Amanda both ways. If you are in a time of comfort, or a time of hardship.
You're always your eyes as well on the amount
Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
no doubt that for us as a community, it is not been easy for the last two weeks, and Allah knows how long and how far this will go. And not only us, it's the whole entire country. From the beginning this administration have shown how much ignorance attached towards our religion, how much animosity and words of animosity and indications that clearly shows that that is people have an agenda based on ignorance and hate towards the religion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam not only towards us or towards that religion of Islam, but even against the most clear and basic and fundamental principles that this country was founded upon.
Where generations have given up their lives, and fought all their lives, to ensure that these principles will be in place.
No doubt the incident of physical attacks on massages, like burning Justin, Texas in less than 10 days.
Apart from each other two messages, one in Lake Travis and in Austin, another one in Victoria, burned down to grill to the ground.
And other massage as well nationwide, the incident of the incident, which is all heard about in Canada, attacking a mustard and shooting at a mustard and basically resulted of killing six
people who are like yourself now gathering in this place.
The brothers and the group who run the mustard here, told me that they felt obligated to hire a security 24 hours basically, for the mustard just to ensure it rolls stay safe, which it means yes, a burden of expenses. But that's a level if for me, it wasn't about the money as much it's about the fear about something that you start thinking about that you don't you never thought about it before.
You look at the laws, the executive orders that planning that you hear popping up, forget about DC, look at the states in general, you have, for example, South Dakota, passing a law to forbade the local government from having any contact with organizations like care mass and other organizations and other states trying to inspire by lawmakers in the States. And to make it something even national towards some organizations.
You see, and you hear about executive orders that prevent a green card holders that they never thought threat or they one day they will not be able to live, actually the art and this their path and their way to be a citizen. All of a sudden, they're not allowed to enter the United States. People carry people born raised in England or France, they know knew nothing about the countries, other countries that their family belonged to all of a sudden they're not allowed to enter the United States.
And even things goes farther. People saying that this lust will go bigger to include other members of other countries as well. People say, Oh, it's not a Muslim ban. You know what? We didn't make that title Muslim ban. And some people told me and Chef Well, that's true. You know, it's not a Muslim ban that is more than a Muslim country. They were not banned. You know what we didn't make that claim. The one who signed that executive order made that claim during their campaigns, which is he asked for a total Muslim ban when he gets an office. That's his words, not our words.
We didn't make that terminology.
When you look at what's happening today, when you see that this, basically, that this
spirit in the country that even some people say that they can hear from a distance. You know, that preparation that even America may be engaged in war, and the recent months or a year to come.
It's make the person tense, make the person's concern. When you see the rise of the hate message, and you know what not
We always have the haters, we always have the extreme right and islamophobes. But what the scary is when you normalize that
sound, when you give them a foot into the administration, when you give them basically power that they never had access to it before.
That's what make people stressed out, make people worried, make people scared.
When you see that the rise of this extreme right, it is basically not only an either threat to the conference, it's a threat to the live and to the properties of Muslims, like what you saw, in many incidents happening recently in through the time and you know what else? It can inspire the other far right, but Muslims group, the extremist group, because fire, it will justify for some people to be met with another fire, then you will have the cycle of doom. Nuts. What is it exactly? You inspire the far from this site to basically, in the reaction, you will have another people come from the other side as well.
recently I had a meeting with some of the leaders of the Muslim community here with one of the representatives in Texas, a congressman.
And I asked him,
How do you see it in the Congress? Do you see like any hope that people come to a common ground or a common sense?
And he said, No, I don't see that at all. Unfortunately, you see that there is a kind of, you know, in Sadat, yeah. And he's a moment of, you know, getting basically roadblocks, that, politically speaking, you see how hard it is to confirm people, all this, that division that you have, when you have more people vote against someone.
It's still their president, talking about millions of people. And you have people who make a March that double the size of the inauguration of the president that's show you that there is the level of a split in the society. That's a clash. That's all I'm saying. This is not something new, I understand. But all what I'm saying that this is no doubt make us as a community, so stressed out, and make us as a member of the society, so stressed out and worried about the future. And nothing ever shows that there is something coming out from the leadership, that it will calm things down. As a matter of fact, it's getting, you know, pushing farther and farther. You can add to all of this
for us, specifically as member of the Muslim community in America, that what we see worldwide, for our, for our name for our nation is a Muslim. When we see for the any, I don't recall in the history, personally, I spend a quiet time in my life studying Muslims history. I don't recall in our history, ever, that there is that many of Sunni Muslims been prosecuted and been moved from their land. The demographic change to the sunny map in the world is never happened in the history before like that,
in that size, in Iraq, in Syria.
It's unbelievable. And all this happening while people just watching and, you know, just watching what happened.
When we see how the Muslim Ummah, the concept of killing,
government easily targeting their own citizen, their own citizens. I heard about someone who's supposed to protect lives.
Making a comment about an incident in Muslim in one of the Muslim country in Egypt, when there is the protesters were killed and crushed and robbia said, You know what, don't exaggerate. It's only 600 people killed not 2000 people.
What that means
600 people is an easy number
300 number when death became a numbers,
when we see that every other day you hear in the news. A soldiers in Egypt are assassinated or killed, or people in Jordan took over the castle and start shooting at the people. Or you hear these terrorist attacks left and right in Europe and in
Other where other places in the world, blood means nothing today, killing became something so easy by all kinds of different groups motivated by different reasons, nobody even question that.
Nobody even risks question about the legitimacy. And is that even right or wrong? This as an A this state that we're living in as a community, as a society as a whole world, it is something for me scary. And the scariest things about it.
Maybe some of us are too old, to be really lit, these things go all the way to our core, or to our spine. Maybe some of us deliver, or over the years, a thick skin, maybe lived and outlived incident worse than this, and there are in our life. But you know what, who really, my heart goes for
so many young Muslims, young American Muslims, who never ever experienced anything like this in their life.
America is a great country. You live in peace, you live in luxury life, especially those who live in urban areas, they have it all.
But for them to live with all this,
those songs in their 20s and their 30s, early 30s. Maybe some of them have a lot of it heard about 911 and things but they never lived it. To go through this. That's so hard.
And as a person who deal with a lot, or new Muslims,
who joined the religion of Islam, and they never experienced anything like this in their life. And all of a sudden, they have to deal with all of us.
When I hear kids,
in elementary schools, in fifth and sixth and fourth grade, even speaking about these issues,
when I talk to my kids about going for
a spring break, trip, then they said that, make sure we don't leave America.
When the father come to me and said, my kids don't want to travel through the airport.
When I see kids just so young teenager, they're supposed to be having, you know, the best time of their life. Going through these challenges and thinking about these things. When parents come to me and said, Jeff, I don't know about my one or two years old son or daughter how their future will be.
Something really gets me as an Imam, as a person who see himself as part of this community and one of the leader of this community. When I see that the young men, the completely shocked, and the system shop, by the leaders of their countries, the leaders of their community of their society.
When the youth See, we young man came to me and a new Muslim came to me in an event that gathered leaders in the Muslim community, they almost get them fight,
couldn't put their
affairs together and organize themselves in a fashion that will allow them to function and to protect the community and the society. When you see Muslims, they don't even care about what's happening in the world.
Don't care about that happening to other people.
The youth are shocked, are are confused. Where are the principles? Where is the law? Where's the human rights? Where is the role models.
They lost trust on the people around them. And they lost trust and everything around them.
That's why my brothers and sisters, it is so important during this tough time.
To be very, very aware
of what is going on in your children's mind and heart.
It is so important to reach out to the young man and woman and to the people who this is considered for them a very new experience. Talk to them. Listen to them. Let them share their feelings. It is so important that we keep the next generation and we keep our youth we keep our community strong.
Keep our community filled with hope.
We keep our community driven by our dreams not by our problems.
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