The Earthquake in Turkey – Our Responsibility
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and made a peace and blessings of Allah subhana wa to Allah be upon His final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was sent out
on this day of algebra,
in the month of Rajab, one of the sacred months,
today is an opportunity for us to think about what happened just a few days ago.
And today isn't a spectacular day or isn't a special day for us to think about what's happened in the past, with special reference, if you like to what happened in southern Turkey and North northern Syria, where there was an earthquake, not one earthquake, but multiple earthquakes and aftershocks, which have destroyed cities, which have brought villages and towns to absolute rubble. Not just for to think about that. But we think also, that just a few months ago,
that there were signs that Allah subhanaw taala gave us, for us to think about. And for us to be reminded about
did we forget about the floods that occurred in Pakistan, where some of the footage that we saw, were towns and villages, were uprooted from the floor themselves from the earth and swept away
to look at them now, as though that no village ever existed there before. No town ever existed there before.
That the countryside itself looks completely different. The floods that affected those people, 1000s of people 1000s of lives were taken. And prior to that, the earthquakes and the floods and the famines and the fires that exist, that occur on this earth to serve to remind us about the Quran about the power of Allah subhanho wa taala.
But like everything, not for it just to put a bookmark in history, or that we remember the day or you remember what you were doing on that particular day, only for the next event to come. And then you may remember Oh, do you remember what happened a few months ago? Don't you think they're quite frequent now, for you to remember this and these events in such a manner
I will cry first and foremost, La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah that there is no power and no might accept Allah subhana wa ala has been Allahu anamod Okene
caffeine Allah when Allah that Allah subhanaw taala is the one who is going to take care of our affairs. And there is no one better than Allah Jalla wa Ala, the no one is going to take care of you and I than him SubhanaHu wata either
these catastrophes, these disasters, which may not impact your home, you still have the key to go back to your home to see your family, your warm homes, your comfortable beds, your jobs, they're still there waiting for you.
But to say that it didn't impact you would be a complete misunderstanding.
To say that it doesn't affect you in any way as a Muslim would be a complete misunderstanding of what it means to say La ilaha illallah, Muhammad Rasool Allah,
because as we know, as a Muslim, we are impacted by those events that happen on our doorstep. And those matters that happen across the globe,
that your response to that event will be judged and will be seen and will be taken to account by that matter by Allah subhanaw taala
Your response will not necessarily be the same.
You're not looking for a home to live in
have somewhere to keep your family warm tonight because the Earth did not swallow you.
The Earth did not shake to the extent that it left your home, but to be just rubble and bricks and dust.
But how will you respond? And how will you be impacted by these reminders?
More than 25,000 people, their lives were taken in a matter of moments.
aerial footage of what one city looked like before the earthquake, to what it looks like after the earthquake, two incomparable images,
existence, families, community, society, just disappear just like that.
But this is the life
and this is the life that Allah subhanaw taala has made for us, that we will make decisions that we will make our own conclusions how to deal with the different situations but we will not forget that this world this world that we live in will be a test.
But Allah subhanaw taala created life and death, Leah blue, a you can see
that you will be tested, who is best in action, who is best in response?
Who will turn to Allah subhanaw taala at the correct time.
But not necessarily always a time of despair and pessimism, and to feel sorry, but as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us in the sound Hadith Jabon
RJ Burnley Emeril movement, how amazing the affair it is for the believer in Umbro who Kula hide, but all of their affairs for the believer that is that they are good. While ASA clear had ill moment, and that is only for the believer, in Asaba. To surah. Shaka for Colonel higher Allah, that if a good matter is a he is afflicted with some goodness, that they are grateful and that is better for them, when Asaba to Daraa, and that of calamity befalls them,
sober for Karna, hai Allah, that they show some form of patience, that they withhold their reaction.
And that is better for them.
And that we know through these trials and through these tests, that people will behave differently.
They will those, they will be thankful for the blessings that come their way. There will be others who will be patient in a test that comes their way and don't necessarily think that trials and tests will come and they affect an entire community as it did just a few days ago. 1000s and 1000s of people being impacted, but maybe an individual is impacted. You as a person, everything is fine today, and your whole world can be turned upside down. Just like that.
So I receive a call yesterday after salata acid to ring a family.
This individual home in the morning, this family is preparing in three months time for them to give birth to their first son,
their first son, the debating over what name they should name their son.
They're preparing the room, the cot, the clothing, the prereq the preparations, this road of the happiness that is in the heart of that knew to be mother and knew to be father,
only then for the mother to suddenly have very strong contractions.
Only six months have passed. I'm not supposed to give birth at six months.
So she goes into labor and she gives birth with the babies only two thirds of the way through the pregnancy.
Many of its faculties meant its lungs are unable to allow it to breathe.
This is around close to negative time now, I speak to the family
and they said the doctor has given us two choices. One choice is to pursue to try to give life to this very small baby which fits in the palm of your hand.
The other choice that may be is that there will be no coming back we cannot do nothing for that small baby that the decision may be need to be made that we pull the life support.
How can anyone possibly give an answer what to do in the situation like this? 15 minutes later the decision is taken away from them.
Meaning that the doctors three consultants have all agreed that the lungs are so on
that there is no possible way
and Allah subhanaw taala is aware and has full knowledge of all of these things
that we cannot do nothing, it's just a matter of time to say goodbye to say farewell to your child born premature, who has nearly lived a couple of hours.
And then the baby dice.
In the morning, they were happy. In the morning, they were preparing themselves for a new life, a new family, only by market that same day that their world was upside down.
The advice was, I know that nothing can change what has happened.
But I just need to hear something which will give me some solace.
I'm not questioning what Allah subhanaw taala has decreed for me I accept that.
But as the prophets Allah Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, in normal Jessa, ma informal Bella, that the greater the test, the greater reward
or in Allah that I had back home and the patella home, and that if Allah loves a people,
that he will test them
from an Obeah for Allah who Fall River, and that the one who is pleased, will earn Allah's pleasure.
Woman socket, and the one who is displeased for lack of salt, then he will earn the displeasure of ALLAH SubhanA wa ala.
So this is the life that we face.
That the tests that many Yes, of course many a time it's far away from us. It may not pull on the heartstrings of your your emotions, because we see it so often, that things happen so far away from us. But Allah subhanaw taala can test us at any moment.
In those things which are most Beloved to us. Those things which we think we have control over it's protection. I'm the one that can keep it safe. I'm the one that can keep it secure.
Allah subhanaw taala is in control of everything in the universe. Nothing happens except by His permission.
And it is these things that we we prepare ourselves for.
So when we think about the earthquake that occurred just a few days ago, seeing build buildings falling like decks of cards,
the floor being split open, as though it was made from paper.
People are being drawn out of rubble, newborn babies and children.
Even the remains of individuals who did not live to tell the tale.
But give us an indication of what their moments were lost. What they were like
an indication where their finger is pointing with shahada Allahu item. That may be their last column was La ilaha illallah, Muhammad Rasool Allah,
that such people who die in such a situation as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us, a shahada comes that the martyrs are five types, and from them is an individual whom is trapped or destroyed, or perished by something collapsing upon them.
No one chooses or asks to die in such a manner.
But an individual who was decreed at the will who he would die like that gave an indication to us that these were his last words. And who is given that guarantee who was given that promise that you and I will be able to c'est la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah as our last speech.
Those people who perished the shahada under that rubble.
Did any of them think that Salah till a shirt was their last prayer? Did they really think that
on Sunday evening, when they said goodbye to maybe one of their relatives? Did they ever think that that was the last time that they would see their mother or their father or their children or I'll see my work colleague in the morning? They fully expected
like we all do to live the next day.
But that was the last moment that was there last night.
Was this is this our last Juma? Was this the last prayer that we offered today? Do we make salatu Lhasa? Do we make Salah till Madrid?
Do I make it back to work on Monday?
How often do I think about these realities?
Not just things for you. And I just do think about
But absolute realities that Kulu lofts into equity will note that every soul shall taste death. No human being the best of humans, the prophets and the messengers, Allah Hema salatu salam, none of them were saved from death.
Murder isa Ali salatu salam who was taken up into the heavens and will return to Earth, but will also face death.
These are things for us to ponder over when we see catastrophes and disasters like that.
How you react to it. So the impact Yes, physically maybe on others on another part of the world.
How does it impact you when you read the first verses of Surah Al Hajj
Surah Al hajj what when Allah subhanaw taala describes a set as like, what the coming of the hour like an earthquake
is a reminder for us in the signs and we ask a lot about Dakota Iowa to make us those who take heat from these Akula polyhedra was Delphia Allah Holly welcome equally them festival of Hebrew in no.
Bismillah Hana Rahim. Alhamdulillah
wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. While early he was here to manual praise belongs to Allah Amida peace and blessings of Allah Allah Allah be upon His final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his speech, he possessed Giovanni all Kelim he possessed an eloquent speech, where he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had the ability, a gift from Allah Jalla wa Ala to say something with a very short amount of words, but yet at the same time, having a very powerful meaning.
So when he sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam tells us
I have been nursing illallah, he and Pharaoh him
that the most beloved people to Allah subhanaw taala, or those who are of benefit to others.
What a habit I'm early Illa Allah, short on to the healer, who is a Muslim, and at the best of deeds that you can do is to enter some happiness in the heart of another Muslim.
Oh techsci For UNHCR, or to remove a hardship that they are going through. Oh totally, and who Dana or to pay the debt that they may have, oh, totally, but I owe to do and who or to remove the hunger that they are facing. All of these deeds are serving others helping others not enough see enough see.
Because the normal pm for sure you are enough's enough, see myself myself.
But in this dunya we are people here to serve Allah subhanaw taala.
And we are here to serve one another,
in a sense to help one another, to emulate the statement of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, the best of you or those who are benefit to others, to place happiness in the heart of others, to remove a difficulty upon another, to feed them to close them.
To make sure that those who are living as a neighbor next to you, though, those are living in a next city to you will Muslim or Muslim. The Muslim is a brother of another Muslim. He does not forsake him. He does not leave him he does not deceive him. He does not cheat him.
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that you should be as Muslims, nothing else but a brotherhood and a sisterhood.
The distance between ourselves
is nothing between the Brotherhood, the Islam, the Iman, the deen of Allah, Allah, Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala blessed us with. There are no such thing as distances,
miles or kilometres, however many they are, it's not an excuse for me not to do something.
It's not a reason for me to be lazy.
if, hypothetically, I was placed there, in southern part of Turkey, the northern part of Syria, and I'm fully I'm acutely aware that there is a big
mentioning of southern Turkey, southern Turkey.
It's not forget northern Syria as well. For us as Muslims in terms of boundaries and borders. It means nothing because they're all Muslims was
was not not for those people as well who have been affected in our applications. If we were, let's say giving the blessing given the
ability to stand there in front of those people who are now sleeping in shelters,
or sleeping in maybe other people's remains or remnants of what home they have left. Bearing in mind, they're freezing temperatures, they didn't have no time to pack no bags, didn't have no time to gather what is important in terms of belongings, they left their homes, picking up what was valuable to them.
For others picking up their children.
carrying two children at a time three children at a time waking their families, maybe the mother has no time to wear her hijab, to just exit to save their lives.
And by the grace of Allah subhanaw taala. They were out there sitting there standing there in the snow, seeing their homes collapse right in front of them.
If you were given the blessing to stand there in front of them,
and that you had the great fortune of coming and living in a place of relative security, having a bank balance, having a warm home.
What would you want to do for them?
What would you say to them, when they don't have their hands? To place that in front of them? When they're saying to you please help me their hands are full holding their families.
But you are there standing in front of them.
And you can see them in their desperate state.
And you say to them,
Allah your Enoch,
may Allah help you. I'll make dua for you. You're in my two hours, you turn away and you show your back.
Not just to this situation in Turkey and Syria, but for any Muslim on Earth, that you have the ability to help to make a sacrifice for tech sacrifice.
Would you have the courage and the bravery to stand there in front of them and say, Allah, you're Enoch word roloc. May Allah help you. I make dua for you and you walk away.
I'm sure that no one of us would do that.
distances are not an excuse for us.
The fact that we are 1000s of kilometres away because may they may not see you and they don't see you of course they don't see you.
And because they don't see you, you can slip away. You can walk away with your back and they don't see you.
But you know what you did? You know what you are capable of doing?
I'm most importantly,
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do they not think that Allah does not see them?
That Allah Allah, Allah knows what is in your hearts and your capabilities, what you're able to do
those Mutasa, Daikon those people who give charity regularly, how many of them did you know became, they became poor people?
How many of those mashallah people who were able to give the poor now?
How many of them?
Does the Allah subhanaw taala replace and give back to them?
Did not the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell us that charity does not decrease your wealth?
Are these narrations which, when push comes to shove?
My Eman is like maybe yes, maybe no, I don't know. Do you have that leap of faith? Do you truly have that trust in Allah, Allah Allah that when you give
and I'm not talking about the giving, which is the easy given.
And may Allah Allah Allah reward anyone who gives a penny for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala.
But if you really want to reach the level of
righteousness, there's very high levels,
that you will never reach those levels at that and
you'll never reach those levels until you give that was beloved to you. That when you look at it, you give it away, and maybe you feel a little bit of difficulty in parting with it.
But once you parted with it, what comes immediately
is the notion and the certainty that Allah subhanaw taala will reward you for that and that you will be rewarded on a day when you most need it.
That you can't ask anybody else to help you and you need help Allah tobaccos Allah will remind you what you gave him you may forget. Allah will remind you and give that to you
So there's not one of us leave this message today.
Or after any prayer or every day that Allah Allah Allah gives to us that we are giving our full,
our maximum to help the OMA of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
your family, you start with your family, and then you start so on and so forth. You do what is in your ability to do so.
And don't measure yourself from your brothers and sisters, because of how far they are away from you, or what nationality they have, all what skin color they have, or what language they have. Islam came to bring all of that and to place it in the garbage has no relevance or meaning in Islam
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that the best of you in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala is the one who has the most Taqwa.
One on majority is here today inshallah to IRA to take care of whatever you want to sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala there are a number of means for you to do that before you leave the masjid today's doTERRA you cannot do it today. You do what you can inshallah to Allah may Allah subhanaw taala replace what you give for the sake of Allah Allah Allah. Allah Allah Allah Allah Mohammed in early Mohammed can also later Allah Ibrahim while early Ibrahim in Nikka, Hamid Majeed, Allah, Islam and well Muslimeen Allah, Islam only Muslim in all Allah McQuillan over and over and over Toxie Nana yada but I mean, Allah who must have bitten Indian masala, Allah who must have
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