Searching for Humanity

Yaser Birjas


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I have in front of you, because we're gonna have a big crowd too shallow to Allah. And as you know, Ramadan is over the 10th is not there anymore. So we're gonna be, we need to fit a bit Everybody shout out a hit in the masjid

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mother, brothers and sisters, it was said that a philosopher one day was walking out during the daylight carrying in his hand, the lantern, or a flashlight and our time in the during the day, when it's all clear, and the sun is bright. So people kind of wonder what is he doing? Exactly. So there's this guy like stopped him that I'm used by the sight of carrying a lantern flashlight during the day. And they asked him, What are you looking for? What are you doing? What exactly are you looking for? He said, I'm looking for humanity.

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Looking for humanity in time, when you have so many humans, there are so many in terms of the population of human beings on earth is as the top is the highest in the history of mankind. But we missing humanity from among these humans. If you've been watching the news, in the past few days, probably have seen what's going on Subhan Allah, the kind of cruelty that we have seen for political gain, just for the sake of you know, pushing a political agenda, whether it's about immigration or otherwise, it's just I just can't believe this. I can't understand. And then we use we kind of the art of words that we use to persuade people and deceive people with it. So you call cruelty you call

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it separation. And you call this concentration camp for infant tender age, detention, or shelters. And you call it dorms or or school camps or whatever there is, as of holla. And then we dare to call them pawns. Why? Because unfortunately, there is a political agenda in there. Where's humanity in all of this? What's going on? I mean, we could differ with each other on many, many different levels, political or otherwise. But somehow there is a basic human decency in the fact that when you deal with children, you use them in a cruel way as pawns for political gain. That is unacceptable, this moral bankruptcy that our culture is going through right now. And many, many people

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unfortunately, in authority and government positions, it's unacceptable. No matter what the justification, there is no justification for that whatsoever.

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It's so important for us as believers, as Muslims, as human beings, to bring humanity back, to bring it back to human beings, Muslims, and otherwise. This is a basic, basic human nature that we're all responsible for. And yes, we do care.

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We do care, because it's my religious duty. It's my human responsibility. Being a citizen of this land. I cannot accept this, this attitude to be the representation of my country, my culture, and my even my humanity. It's my duty. We'll learn that from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And we've learned that from the Quran, the Book of Allah azza wa jal, you see, in Hadith interview, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, Allah He, Muhammad Allah, Allah who moon, your hammer home Allah, those who are compassionate, those are merciful, Allah would have mercy on them. They're hammelmann, fill out your hammacher Memphis sama. He says, Have mercy on those on earth, and the one on heaven will

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have mercy on you.

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That's what the prophet Salah Salem is instructing us that your job, your duty as a human being is to deal with each other worldwide, with this sense of humanity and this sense of mercy and compassion. And what is so scary when people come and they put God into the middle and using the words of God twist in the words of God saying, Well, God, you know, commands us to uphold to the law. But yes, how which law you're talking about. If you read a few more verses there in the Bible, we'll see what does it mean is now what you're trying to say? It's all about again, goes back to love and mercy, compassion. That's what it means. The essence of it is to create a community is to

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create that sense of community as one human race and humanity. And we see that in the compassion and the mercy in the heart of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. He said, either order to remedy for Hmong, for Hmong, a bad quality and the Hollywood is headed sacred Hadith that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if you're you're soliciting My Mercy, then show mercy on my servants or mercy on my people, which means the creation of Allah azza wa jal, you want the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala then show it to others, or hammelmann will or your hammacher Montezuma show mercy to the people to do the creation in this world and the last of Hanna what Allah and heaven will show mercy on you. My dear

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brothers and sisters Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam showed us that Mercy is shown in many, many different levels. And specifically specifically for the for those who are most vulnerable, the weakest Subhanallah

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If you look at the headers of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, many, many different examples, he said about the love of cinema they showed mercy to the parents at that age when they become older, as a Lazarus commands in the Quran when it comes to beruwala day in showing your dutifulness to your parents, when they're most vulnerable. When they become so weak, easy, easy to break, Subhana Allah, Allah as it comes to command us to show them kindness, walk with lahoma Jana has eliminated Rama, that you lower the wings of humility and humbleness to them. And when you speak to them, he said subhanho wa Taala never ever say the word of Allah tala Hama, often Wollaton her Houma wa Coloma

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Colin Karima that never ever just that blow that air of you know being discontented has been unhappy with the decision, whatever they're saying to you. Don't you ever show them that on an emotional level? And when you speak to them, Allah subhanaw taala says wakulla Houma colon Karima, you speak to them noble words, good words. What is that meaning? It's all about drama because Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, Rob Durham, Houma, Kamara, banasura, my Lord, have mercy on them. Because they raised me when I was young, like they took care of me. And if you look at how parents take care of their children, you know, in the most gentle, panela traditional way, and and the basic instinct of

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humanity's parents, when they take care of their kids, they're willing to sacrifice their lives for their children. It's all about love, mercy and compassion are now that the parents are older is the duty of the children to show that back to their parents. So with parents when they become vulnerable, the requirement to show mercy and to show compassion becomes higher and higher. Also, an adult or an uncertain Nisa, we spoke about us in the month of Ramadan, Allah subhanho wa Taala began speaking in sort of the Nyssa, which is basically the chapter of women from the very beginning speaker about the human race to be one, we all come from the same source from the same man, the same

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woman. And then from there, Allah subhana wa, reminding us with the rights of the most vulnerable in any society, beginning with the orphans, the orphans, the little kids, boys and girls Subhanallah, speaking about their rights in details, uncertainness before speak about the rights of the adults and the women in regard to their inheritance. Before that, he spoke about the most vulnerable in the society because when it comes to children, they are the most vulnerable in this society. It's our duty to take care of them somehow they are the future of humanity anyway. And if you can raise a nation, a traumatized nation of children Subhanallah How do you expect the society to move forward?

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It's our duty, that the children of the world to be taken care of, and be well maintained. Somehow Allah, Allah the Prophet sallallahu Sallam even made it clear part of our religious duties is to relieve and alleviate the suffering of people, regardless of faith, regardless of color, regardless of background, whatever the situation is the Prophet salla Sam says in the headed man Yes sir. Allah Morrison. Yes, sir. Allahu Allah. Allah, many Yes, Allah, Allah mercy and the word user in the malleus, Yusra with every hardship comes ease. So lots of the professor Sam says whoever bring ease means alleviate the sufferings of those who are going through hardships. If you do so, yes, sir,

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allow Allah He dunya will after Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring ease to your life in this world. And in the hereafter. May Allah make it easy for us in this world in the hereafter. So Amina Gemma,

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so you alleviate the suffering of those who are in need. And somehow the situation right now is that as you guys, you watch the news and you hear what's going on on the border citizen. And what's happening. So Paula was watching today in the morning, I just couldn't help it. I mean, this is not something you ignore, you have to pay attention to you have to bring awareness to the subject. Maybe in this position. I don't I can't do much of a change in terms of policies and so forth. But at least for us, as a community, we have to show that compassion, we have to bring awareness to the subject, you have to talk to people around you, even if people are gonna bring the politics on the

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subjects agenda. Just put the politics on the side. It's a human crisis. As a matter of fact, it's not even a human crisis, a crisis of humanity. It just, it's just unbelievable when someone defends a policy of that nature Subhanallah that it's completely inhuman. Again, in the name of What in the name of just bringing justice and bringing to put the law, you know, in practice and so forth. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he even if commanded us to, to observe the rights of the orphans, just like was mentioned sort of denisa the Prophet Mohammed Salah de la Salama encouraging people to take care of the orphans, the children he says sallallahu wasallam called Anna were

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carefully a teen Phil genetica hatin. He said some of them on private on the day of judgment in Paradise, I will be with the one who sponsors the orphans like this. And he put his two fingers together. So the last item in terms of proximity or in terms of status,

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meaning among

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Those who will sit closest to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in general, and you know where the Prophet Salah Salem is stationed in general, right? You can be among those who are closest to him. So it's not by devotional much devotion acts like the head Jude or fasting Mondays and Thursdays. It will get you somewhere in the light of Oregon There is no doubt about it. But among the things that is the most most most actually elaborate in terms of need for the communities of Allah. This is what brings me closer to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and I mentioned that in previous hope but before the Jamaat when it comes to our duties as Muslims our Deen, what brings us closer to the Prophet

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toto Allah subhanho wa Taala and to the prophet in general, is not really individual acts of worship? No, it's community service, community service. In the Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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I have been a baddie in Allah and found

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that the most beloved people to Alaska the most beloved people to Allah azza wa jal are those who are most beneficial to control us creation to the people. So those are our most beloved allies are those who truly serve other people. And when you see when the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam first came from Mecca to Medina, the basic instruction that was given to people was over what he wasn't about, you know, praying more or or doing fasting more that came later. But at the beginning, the establish of the society was all about being good to your neighbor, you being good to fellow you know, citizens of the city and your brothers and your sisters. Allah, the prophets, Allah said, Mr.

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Say, Allah sallallahu wasallam Holla Holla Holla Holla Holla Holla human, he says it's not a true believer. He is not a true believer. He is not a true believer three times. And the Sahaba were kind of like appalled by that statement, but like, this is so scary. I mean, who is it the sort of law they're asking, Who is it tell us we don't want to be among these people. He said, Salah sam columella manjaro. Baba, the one who who's evil that your neighbor is not safe. means if your neighbor is not feeling safe around you, because of your attitude because of your treatment because of a slot and your manners. You're in big trouble.

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You're in big trouble, no matter how religious you think you are.

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Because that's what it means to be religious, to be a better person. To be a better human being to be a better citizen to be a better neighbor, or a friend or coworker, better spouse, better parents and child. That's what it means to be religious to be a better person. And Rasulullah has Salah Salem, he says like herb Loma, hadoken, hothead, Bella, Effie, my herbal enough, say you're not a true believer, until you love for your brother, what you love for what you look for yourself. What does that mean? Again, that you care about other people learn to care. That's the meaning of being compassionate. That's the meaning of being actually merciful. That's the meaning of being a true

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human being. That you really care. And if you don't, there is a problem. Subhan Allah Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam warned us against creating or inflicting a kind of injustice against people, specifically those who have absolutely no power to defend themselves. Look at this children's handle alone you see the picture and the videos that come out from these border areas and shelters and so forth, just like unbelievable. I can't even imagine how people you know, have hearts have had a lot to do situation like that along Stan. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says it's

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for interval Mandala mountain Yama, Yama,

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a taco, be aware of injustice, like don't be oppressor, don't be an oppressor. phenol volume lomatium opium because this kind of oppression, this kind of injustice will cause you to go into darkness into more darkness on the Day of Judgment of Lulu mat, which means layers of darkness to get yourself out of it. So panela that is a serious thing is your Ma and Allah azza wa jal would not tolerate that would not tolerate that so many people who come out with this kind of statement defending these policies and so forth. I wonder if they really truly believe in what they're saying. Because if they do, that's even worse. I wish they're just saying it as a political statement. I can

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give them the excuse panela they're just trying to win the votes and they want to win just you know that their base and so forth. But if they truly believe in what they're doing, that's a human crisis. Lumsden reminds me nobody but the third round. That round was doing all the mess that he was separating between the families and their children, who was as Allah described, you that we have now that the he slaughters and he kills their children while staying in salmon and slaving their women like us separately between families. He was doing that. And when he was he was asked about this policy, what he's doing that you're destroying the communities and families and so on. What did he

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say he was defending himself? He says my aura Camilla Mara, Walla. Walla, Sevilla, Rashad, listen, I'm just telling you what I see right for you. And I'm guiding you to Iota which is best

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For you, do you consider Russia like I'm guiding you to that which is right? Really

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the corruption and the moral bankruptcy he was displaying and his behavior and his ethics and his policies in Egypt Subhan Allah and His call on this or Russia, Sevilla Russia, this is actually the rightful way of doing things. That reminds me that I add that in Soraka, for Allah subhanaw taala speaks about those who claim that doing right when the reality of doing actually panela what is miserable behavior, Eliza says in the Quran,

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Allah Subhana Allah, the prophet SAW some of the structure to tell the people, she will tell you who are those most unsuccessful people and the most miserable in terms of their deeds. Allah says, Allah, dia de la Sol dunya, those who were in their endeavors and their their, their their work in this world, bottle, which means one astray wahama savona Nomi sooner sooner, and they think, and they believe they're doing right. Like they work so hard, they told so hard thinking they're doing right, but it's all gonna take an industry, they're doing wrong SubhanAllah. So once again, if people truly, truly think that this is the right thing, that's a display of an unbelievable level of

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moral bankruptcy. And our duty again, is just to bring awareness to this part of the professor Sam says in the middle layer, hum, lay your hand. If you don't show mercy, Allah will not show mercy on you. And it's so scary statement. In the Hadith, when the Prophet salaallah salam, one day he was in the desert, he gave a hookah and after he was done, he left a man came with him. He was visiting from out of town, he was one of the one of the leaders of his own tribe, a leader of his own tribe, can you imagine someone in a position of leadership? Like you're the one who's supposed to be leading people, you know, with compassion, you're supposed to be leading people to win their hearts,

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not the win battles against them are winning. So this is the man he's leading the people and it comes with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And the prophet SAW them on the way out he says, Let's stop by the House of fought him a little bit his daughter, can you imagine his visit with an important man like this? And he said, You know what, just let's take a break. I want to stop by the house of my daughter. Why? Because he wants to check on his grandchildren. Subhana Allah, his grandkids. Even though he's the busiest person on earth, still, he will take a break to check on his own children and grandchildren. So he took a break and he stopped there. And Hassan Hassan came

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running, you know, a little child, a toddler, he came running at his grandpa Rasulullah saw the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So the Prophet says, and he grabbed him, hugged him and kissed him.

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I think this is normal for us. I mean, if you have the basic level of of, of humanity, and mercy and compassion, you would do that little kids SubhanAllah. And they love that. And the professor Sam did it.

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The man was with the prophets as we looked at the Messenger of Allah, and he was shocked by this, this display of compassion are just like, Whoa, like what Takapuna like you really kiss your kids? You kiss your kids.

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And the professor Sam is just like, surprised by that, even that, that comment in itself is just like, like, What do you mean? He goes, I have 10 children 10 boys of my own. I've never kissed one of them in my life,

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and his mind, his bone and men. And it shouldn't be showing them any kind of weakness. He's mistaken compassion for weakness.

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And that's what many people don't really get it. I think if you show compassion, that means you're a weak and that means you're not fit and being in a position of leadership and so on. And so handle that the biggest display of leadership is when you can, but you don't have to, I will show compassion

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in moments of decisive like this. So the preface of a salami at the comment of this man, he was shocked and he looked at him he goes Hannah, like woman, Emily calaca, and masala Rama Tomoko COVID. What can I do for you if Allah has taken mercy out of your heart?

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What does that exactly mean? Like that's very scary. Gemma, some people can definitely walk on the earth with absolutely no mercy in their heart.

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Absolutely no mercy in their hearts.

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And if Allah has taken that mercy out of their heart because of their attitude, because of their arrogance, who can save them?

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How are they going to be shown mercy Gemma in the in this world and in the hereafter? It is not an easy thing. To look at these people and see what they're going through no matter what the circumstances are. panela basic show of mercy and compassion is very, very important. I want you to keep this in your mind. To keep that pilot principle as a as a faith based community. We are based on on compassion on mercy on love for one another. There is no compromise on this issue Gemma, there's really no justification for cruelty. And then Emma followed suit

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Whatsoever keep that on your mind. And always remember that you do it as a believer is to bring awareness to this and truly to bring the best, the best that is in you and humanity and that's compassion and love for another mela. So make it easy for all of us that have been asked a lot to make it easy for these families and unite these kids with their parents who are blind I mean colocado was taught through la de la come

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through in order for Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam Baraka Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa salatu salam, ala Sleeman kathira to mama bagmati. Brothers and sisters. I know there might be some people here wondering sis upon Allah. Why now? What about the kids in Gaza kids in Syria, the kids in this this this is not the time for this.

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Everything has its time.

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We compassionate at all levels. But when you have an emergency situation like this, we bring it up, we talk about it.

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And for every case that requires compassion and effort and work from us, we'll take care of it. We'll take care of it. What is due time for it. But never ever forget that your duty is actually is to be the best human being you can because this is now your religious duty. Rasulullah has Salah Salem is showing us the meaning of mercy and would like to conclude with the Subhana Allah is when the prophets of Allah Salaam was even in times of calamities such as war Warzone. And it happened that he The problem was observing some of the the prisoners of war at the time and there was a woman was looking frantically all over the place, all over the place. And the person was looking at her

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and the Sahaba with images looked what's wrong with her and then suddenly she found her baby. She lost her child in the crowd and she was going crazy looking for her child all over the place. Suddenly, she grabbed the baby, she saw the baby. She grabbed her baby, as in the headphone socket to the lasagna, and she hugged him and she squeezed him so hard. Then she started nursing the child.

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And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam looked at her Subhanallah and he just asked us to have a look at her.

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Do you think this this woman would would sacrifice her child right now to throw it away? And this of course is absolutely not. I mean, like, there's no way that's a human instinct that's natural. And the professor said, we're Allah's mercy, Allah's mercy upon what Allah to the people, is much greater than the mercy of this mother to her child.

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So when we talk about showing mercy to other people, in return, you are now soliciting Allah's mercy upon you and Allah who we needed. We all need it. In time like ours was upon Allah what again, there's a crisis of humanity and things get difficult and tough. The duty of the believer is to remain patient. This is not the time to start you know kind of crying out and and feeling desperate or withdrawing or just hiding out This is not the time for this is the time for you to show patience. This is time for you to be persistent and doing that which is right and do an honorable maruf and Anil munkar to enjoin good and forbid evil at all levels. Whatever that we can do in our

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capacity as community, we should try that inshallah Baraka data show. Former de la hora is leading an effort I want light from all of you to go and check it out online in Sharla. And see what you can do with jalota botica wadala whether it's by donating what is by bringing awareness posting an online shared with people talk about it, just bring the best of humanity bring out the best of humanity so we can all share the shallow data that culture of compassion and cultural mercy aloha melanoma and Phantom one finally my alumna in the control element Hakeem Allah Martin fusina taqwa was a Kia antihistamines aka Antonio hom Oh la la la la la la la casa Luna lnav Yeah, yo Latina

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