Al Aqsa – Why We Care – Youth Session
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smilla Herman Hyman hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayyidina, Muhammad Ali, he was so here's mine. I'm about. We know this is a last minute impromptu advertisement to give a lecture on this topic. And we understand it's a Sunday night many of you have, you know, commitments tomorrow. But for Allah, he does the least that we can do in light of what is going on. And as we speak, the situation is worsening. And we want to clarify and explain, especially to our young men and women, about why this issue is so near and dear to all of us. And why this issue is not just about politics. It is beyond politics. Yes, politics is one aspect, and every political grievance
hurts us. Well, llahi our hearts should be bleeding for what is happening in China as we speak, and the lockup of the Uighur Muslims. And what is happening in Kashmir for the last 80 years now what is happening in the Burma and the refugees, and what is happening in Syria and all of these lines, and we're monitoring, and we're making up and we help out whatever we can. All of this is in its correct place. But you see, the issue of Philistine is not just the travesty of justice. It's not just the persecution, and the blatant colonization that is taking place. You see that apartheid country is the only remnants of old school colonization that we still see in our time. This is what happened to
the 17 1800s when Western lands invaded other lands, and they just took over and they grabbed, that is now gone. That was something of the past, the only colonialist entity that is still in existence is that particular country and region that calls itself Israel. And we are very clear, our criticism is not to the people or to the faith, it is to the policies and what they are doing. We are not as Muslims, anti semitic, not at all. We don't criticize the religion for their religiosity on this platform. Yes, we disagree with Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism at a theological level, but we live in let live, we criticize the people of that region for what they are doing, and of the
government for its consistent policies that trample all human rights, and we want our children and we want all of us to be educated of this reality time is limited. I'm going to quickly summarize in two main points, I want all of us to understand first and foremost, further slean or we should say overall oxheart and baichwal market this which is you know, the more broader term. These are regions and lands that Allah subhana wa Taala has mentioned and praised in the Quran, and historically have been associated with Allah's revelation and with prophets since the time of Yahuwah his Salam since the time of the grandchildren of Ibrahim alayhis salaam. And Allah mentions in the Quran, that that
land that beta, this by the way, beta itself means the Holy Land market This means the Holy Land for those means, the Holy Land, one of the names of Allah is produce the one who is holy, the name itself of that region is Baten will cut this and Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran, that that is an out of the Letty Baraka, nafi halal Allah mean, that is an art that we have blessed for all of humanity. There is no other region that Jews Muslim Christians consider holy then that region and Allah says this is a land it is holy, we blessed it Baraka Nafisa, Lila, alameen, and Allah azza wa jal says to the Prophet Musa alayhis salam, or to hollow out the settler decoteau Lola can enter the
Holy Land that has been written for you, we believe, along with mainstream Jews, that that land was given to the Bani Israel at that period in time, there was no controversy. It was a gift from Allah to them. But we firmly believe and this is very clear that they didn't live up to the promise. We have no problems acknowledging the historical past, and we say, our God and your God, assign that land to you. But we firmly believe that when they turn their backs on the revelation, and they broke the covenant, and they didn't believe in Jesus, and then in the Prophet salallahu idea he was selling them
That that land was or that gift was receded from them. Allah subhana wa Taala mentions in Surah Israel Subhan Allah as Robbie Abdi he lay them men and mistreated her army, it will mess you up for a lady by rock now how Allah who must do the luxol whose lands we have blessed that our surrounding it? What an interesting phrase. Allah didn't just say we blessed Mr. oxa. Allah said, the lands around it, but I cannot how Allah Who? Then what do you think of Oxford itself? What do you think of Oxford itself, when the land around it Allah is saying, we have blessed it. And that land has been historically associated with revelation, Jerusalem has seen hundreds of prophets, hundreds of
prophets have lived there. And we also believe that that wouldn't suit a man made Jerusalem their capital. And they built their a temple, the likes of which was a wonder to the world we believe this all and we have no problems affirming the past blessings that was given to them. So from a theological perspective, that land is holy, that land is blessing that land is associated with a law and the prophets of Allah for the last 4000 years. And that is why when our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first began praying, it was God who told him face beta and mock this, God has told him that you have to face beta lock this as an honor and respect to that heritage that we also honor
and respect. And so for over 13 years, or to be more precise, 14 for 14 years, the havila was baichwal maka, this is our first Qibla. It is the Qibla that all Muslims in the Macan phrase would turn to that was our Qibla and to cement the blessedness of that land, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was chosen by Allah to physically go there. And Israel well, Mirage was not a dream. We don't believe this. That's not our Sunni Islam is not a dream. If were if it were a dream, why is it a miracle? How is it a miracle? It was an actual journey. It was a physical journey. This means our Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam physically walked in Jerusalem, think about that. He walked in the
city of Jerusalem, and he prayed in the original temple, Allah brought it back for him, the original Temple of Solomon, he prayed in that temple. And that is the only place on earth that all the prophets simultaneously prayed a Salah. If that were the only blessing verbatim of this, it would be enough of a blessing. If that were the only blessing. No other place on earth did Allah gather all of the Ottawa have all of the profits along with the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they uniformly collectively prayed to God, imagine that Allah wanted to indicate to them and to us the blessedness of that place. If Allah had wanted to, he could have done it in Mecca. And Makkah
is holier in many ways. No doubt about that. See, here's the point. Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem all have their blessings. We don't compete. It's not a competition. Each one has its unique blessings. And Jerusalem has unique blessings that Mecca and Medina do not have. And Makkah has unique and Medina has unique, we love all three of them, and they are holy to all of us. And Jerusalem was the place where Allah chose to take our Prophet sallallahu wasallam up until the heavens Think about that. Think about that. He went from Makkah to Jerusalem, and from Jerusalem, that direct ascent took place. Why? To demonstrate for us, it is Jerusalem, that historically has been the place of
Revelation. more profits have walked in Jerusalem than anywhere else. More revelation has come in Jerusalem than anywhere else. Indeed, Makkah is holy in many ways, no doubt, and Mecca precedes Jerusalem. But historically, it is Jerusalem that is associated with the prophets of Allah. And so our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam demonstrated that he is a continual chain, he is not breaking the tradition, he is honoring the tradition he is following the tradition. So he goes to a to a mock this he prays to a god there and then from baitul mock this the ascent take place because that direct linkage from heaven to earth, it was from baitul mock this and that's why our processes and
went up from there. So the first point we need to understand is that baitul mock this and Jerusalem are holy places for us from the Quran, and from the Sunnah, and from this era, and that's why our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there should be no religious journey that you undertake, except to Mecca or Medina or vital MK this interesting point. He said this heavy and baitul maka, this was under salt.
The Roman occupation for the last 1000 years, he said this Hadeeth. And there was no hint of the Muslims taking on the Byzantine Roman Empire and conquering Jerusalem. He said this Hadith, no problem, Muslims go and prayed about to knock this Why? Because he knew that Bates will mock this would be hours. And that is why even in the lifetime of the Prophet sallallahu, either he was seldom, the only time he came close to engaging with the Romans was in mortar, which is basically in the direction of beta democracy is already aiming up there. And that is why, when the profitsystem was on his deathbed, he was sending he was sending with sama, to go fight the Romans in the same
territory to go towards the beta muchness. And that is why when he passed away, I will record a study called the Allah who was wondering, should I send the army Should I keep the army? And then he said, No, I cannot. I cannot withdraw the army that the Prophet says and commanded to leave Medina, and that was the army to conquer Jerusalem. That was the army it took a while, took an entire year in the caliphate Oba could also do but that was the kernel of the army. This is the Byzantine Empire. Do you understand the disparity of power? Who are the Muslims militarily? Who would with what did they have? What weapons did they have, and they took on the mightiest civilization that was
known to mankind, and Allah azzawajal bless them, and they conquered baytril monsters, but they made a condition we need your little ruler and leader to come, aroma of no hotdog traveled from Medina to Jerusalem to honor Jerusalem. No other territory did he traveled to to accept the keys, aroma hotdog travel to Jerusalem, and he personally accepted this keys of surrender. And he honored the Jews and the Christians as you're aware, well known story. And some of us have visited that place that the patriarch of the Byzantine church in Jerusalem, offered a bit of a hotdog, the premise of the permission to pray Salah to Lhasa in his temple and the church. And Omar said if I pray here, later
Muslims will destroy your church and make it into a mosque. I don't want that to happen. So he prayed outside the temple. And now if you go there, you find the temple and across the street you find a Masjid called Mr. Omar because of the wisdom of Ramadan hottub. This is the respect that our oma gave to those civilizations. He did not want to harm or hurt or destroy any of the existing temples. And because the Byzantine Empire was very harsh against the Jewish people, they were anti semitic very clearly they didn't allow the Jewish people to build a synagogue and whatnot. Rama hopper when he visited the holy temple area that we're in now there is the the the Dome of the Rock
he found it was a garbage dump. In order to make the bunny Australia feel bad. The Christians had converted what the Jews considered holy territory. They had converted it to the garbage place rumored to have hot Bob himself with his own hands participated in cleaning that area. Think about that. Think about that. This was a garbage dump for a century. You know, when we pass by a garbage dump the dump piles so high. Can you imagine the halifa walking into that and with his own hands began taking the trash out and the Muslim army participated because we honor the sights that the previous owners honor no problem. This is the Holy Land We are honored to have the hubbub commanded
the first master to be built over there meaning from our historical perspective. Of course there were temples that were proper mosques we believe the Temple of Solomon is a Masjid for him. It's the masjid but in our era or Morocco, Fatah built the masjid which is now much to the kibali which is in the front of the masjid and then the oma yet Abdul Malik ibn Marwan he built the famous Dome of the Rock which is that beautiful you know blue turquoise structure with the with the minaret or the the dome on it. And it is, by the way, the oldest standing functioning Masjid To this day, that Dome of the Rock that was built by our dometic Gibbon in Milan, 1350 years ago, it is still standing. It is
the oldest continuously used Masjid to this day. And it is a wonder of architecture. And it is a wonder of calligraphy. And everything about it is simply amazing. It's stunning. This shows us we honored the People of the Book. So the first point I wanted to stress theologically very quickly, I'm not going to go too deep here, I want to hand it over to that mode. The second point which we don't have time to discuss in a lot of detail, but I have lots of lectures online that I can that can I can reference for you is the history of that land. For 14 and a half centuries, the Muslims ruled that land, except for 93 years when the Crusaders came and they massacred the
entire city of Jerusalem for 14 centuries before the era of modernity, Muslims ruled that land and they gave open access to all fates. There was never a holy war in Jerusalem until Europe invaded in the 11th century and 12th century, and they practice barbaric practices, and they massacred and killed without any reason, total inhumanity around half a million people of Jerusalem, Muslim and Jew and non the versions of Christianity that were non European at the time, they massacred all of them, men, women and children. And the streets of Jerusalem were flowing with blood, the violence in Jerusalem never ever happened at the hands of Muslims in the crusades, it was Europeans who did it,
and you can read any book of history and see their barbarism and see how inhumanely they occupied that territory. As we know Salah Medina, UB Allah sent him and cleansed those regions of such rule. And he still allowed those Christians to come and worship Subhana Allah after all that they had done, he allowed them to have their churches. And that is why To this day, the same versions of Christianity, their temples and their churches are still in Jerusalem, anybody can go there. And that is why for 13 centuries, Muslim Christian Jew, they lived side by side, it is not a problem of Jew versus Muslim, not at all Jewish people lived in that land freely brethren with their Muslims,
friendly neighbors, everybody knows this, what happened very briefly, and I want our youngsters especially to study more, I gave a lecture in more detail is called 1914 and the making of the Muslim world, okay, I want you to listen to that lecture. I gave it in 2014 in the 100th anniversary of 1914. I want you to listen to that lecture and listen to in detail about the setting up of how Jerusalem took place. So we said two things I want you to number one, theologically outdated, wise, Jerusalem is holy for us. Number two, one of the reasons why our heart is so much in pain is because of the sheer brutality and the inhumanity of how this land was taken from the original people and
handed over to another civilization. Such blatant political maneuvering. We haven't seen it in the 20th century, as what happened in Feldstein. In 1897. A group of rich and powerful people of Jewish origin and background in Europe decided that they wanted to make Jerusalem into a majority Jewish territory in 1897. Jerusalem had 3% Jewish population, and around 85 to 87% Muslim population and the rest Christian 3% were Jewish people, the original Jews of that land for many centuries. 100 years later, 75% of that region is Jewish. Think about that one statistic in 1897 3%. In 1997 75%, what happened? The political colonialist powers and in particular, the biggest criminal in this
issue is the United Kingdom, what they did, and the Balfour Declaration, and the false promises and the conniving and the backstabbing that they did during World War One, the United Kingdom, England, in particular, what it did, it promised the same land to three different people, the same land and they knew they're doing this, but seek they promised it to the Arabs, they promised it to the automated and secretly they promised it as well to European jewelry. Now What right does England have to bargain with federal Steen? And what is going to happen to the people living in Philistine? This is why dear young men and women I want you to understand this point. When people when Muslim
say we do not accept the legitimacy of the country of Israel. It's not because we're against the people or their religion is because of the mechanism of how this took place is because the people were forcibly removed. It's because people who didn't own the land decided who should get the land. A third party Europe is deciding that this land should be given to European Jews. What has that got to do with the people living What right do Europe have? What right does England have to do this? Nobody asked the people living in that land for 1000s of years. So what happened slowly but surely from 1897. Up until the 1920s and 30s European Judaism began spent sending money and purchasing an
intimidating and mini
mobs and whatnot took place. Obviously, World War Two exacerbated the situation because of the horrific tragedies of Hitler. And this is a very important point Muslims, Hitler was an evil person, we don't support Hitler, Hitler was an evil person and what he did, and I say this publicly, even today, I will say this, if we were alive in Europe, when Hitler was doing what he was doing, I would hope that I would be of the people who are helping those that are persecuted against the persecutors. If you know the reality of that person and what he was doing. They were not guilty of any crime that deserved that type of death. Our anger is not towards the people, it is towards the
policies. We are not anti Jewish, we are anti Zionist, I want you all to memorize this point. Zionism is the political movement that asks or that claims that that region only belongs to fellow Zionists, we are against that this is a type of a partisan apartheid. It's literally apartheid. Because it's like saying, the white people belong to America, and the native Indians have nothing to do with this. This is racism. It's like saying South Africa, which was an apartheid country, when the Europeans, the white Europeans came, they said, we own this land, you blacks have no right to be here. This is blatant racism. And this is the reality of Israel. It is the only apartheid country
that is still operating today. I'm not saying this. Our President Jimmy Carter says this quote Jimmy Carter, don't quote yourself, tell your opponents tell the people Hey, this is the United Nations. This is Jimmy Carter has said that is an apartheid country, Nelson Mandela. If anybody knows what apartheid it is the Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela said that the Palestinian people are facing a struggle, in some ways even worse than the black South Africans. That is coming from Nelson Mandela, what more do you want? This isn't me, this isn't a religious fanatic. This isn't no neutral. People are telling you that this is a humanitarian crisis, you have killed and massacred and forcibly
removed millions of people in the first knock about and the second knock, but I don't have time to get into this in 1947. In 1963, you forcibly removed millions of people. And because of that Palestinians are all over the world that were kicked out of their land. And those that didn't go You threw them in concentration camps. That is called Gaza. President Jimmy Carter says that Gaza and the occupied territories are the largest open air prisons in the world. This is our president who's a fundamentalist Christian. He's not a Muslim, and he calls it the largest open air prisons in the world. And then you expect nothing to happen. And you expect that they're just going to stay there.
You've taken every hope and every opportunity away, they cannot live normal lives. And now what we are seeing in the Jura neighborhood and district is blatant colonization, the videos are there, and actually will lie. We thank Allah for this modern technology. All of this used to happen and we didn't have modern technology, we weren't able to verify now you have live video footage. A settler comes in from Brooklyn, New York. He's from Brooklyn, and he gets a free passport to go and live. And somebody who's been there for 2000 years, because they're Muslims. They're the descendants of the Canaanites, some of them and others of them are locals. These are people ethnically, they are
the people of the soil for 2000 years. And somebody from Brooklyn comes in, and he says, I have the right to overtake this land. Who are you? God gave me this land literally barges in and tells the family get out of here. And the Supreme Court of that country has sided with obviously the settlers coming from this region and saying You have no right to this land, we don't expect any freedom or justice from them. So the reason why we are so angry is the blatant double standards. This is not a and by the way, this is one of the tactics that is used by the by the other side. They say it's a very complicated situation, you'll never understand it. No Allah He it is as clear as the light of
day. It is as simple. It's not complicated at all. It is colonialism. In its most brutal and raw forms. A third party comes in and they decide who gets what. And you know, I'm going to tell you a personal anecdote and I'll hand it over to is that
more than a decade ago, what years it was 2021 and two in 2010. I was selected to go with a group of American imams to visit Auschwitz and how the concentration camps This is a New York Times article you created but you read about that they have pictures and interviews of me. And because there was an official delegation, you know, we met some amazing people. And we had with us, the representative of the State Department who is in charge of anti semitism. The State Department has an official representative for the world in charge of anti semitism. By the way, there's no such offers for Islamophobia, no such thing anyway, she was with us in this and we
We're having many, many deep discussions. And one of the issues she said, is that any person who doesn't agree with the legitimacy of the country of Israel is an anti Semite. He hates Jewish people. And we're having breakfast. I said, No, hold on a sec. Hold on a sec. You can't say that. You cannot say that.
disputing the legitimacy of Israel is a historical and a political issue. Don't bring an anti semitism Don't cry wolf here. And I said to her, if a Native American that you put up in a reservation camp somewhere in Wyoming or somewhere in North Dakota, if a Native American said, Hey, Columbus shouldn't have come here. What you guys did was a massacre. You took our land, you took our freedom, you threw us in a concentration camp, would you say he's anti white? Would you say he's a racist? When she was silent at this? legally, by the way, and this is a problem in our country. American law says, If you criticize the creation of Israel, you are an anti Semite. And I challenged
I said, you're heading in the wrong direction. And you're going to make the situation worse. This is not the way forward and other conversations that nature you have to understand, well, why do we have a major problem in terms of the politics and whatnot, in any case, to summarize, and then how to stop the first point, as I said, theologically, beta democritus, and Jerusalem, they are a part of our communal heritage. It is chronic it is from the sooner it is from the Sierra. And then secondly, historically, what makes us so frustrated and angry, is the blatant colonization of this country, how it was done, how the fact that you didn't care about all of these people, massacres took place
when the first Jews arrived, and especially when Israel was created 1948 massacres hundreds of innocent villagers, there is photographic evidence and grainy video footage, that area scene massacre, which every Philistine is aware of, they filled up a well with hundreds of women and children, hundreds they killed an entire town people fled for their lives. And then you're gonna say, Oh, the land was free, the land was open, no, you killed you intimidated, you kicked out, you took over by force, you threw everybody in a concentration camp, and you literally barged in not caring about the repercussions thinking God was on your site. And we say to them, no, Allah never
allows this type of injustice. Allah never allows this type of loading. And we say to the people who have an ounce of eemaan amongst them, that if you truly believe in God, then God is watching, and God shall judge and the cry of the innocent and the cry of the victim and the cry of the women and children who have killed will not go unanswered. Allah does not allow the tyrant to flourish. And we tell them as well look to history. When we ruled there was never any political and religious problem. Christian Muslim Jews all lived together. All of this came as a result of Zionism. So to conclude, Muslims, we are not anti Jewish, we are not anti semitic, we are anti
Zionist, and our criticism is to Zionism and our anger is to Zionism because it is a racist methodology. It is the only remnants of apartheid that is still being practiced. And this is something that is well known to all and with that inshallah handed over to who started morada
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zachman was here first of all for coming out. And
it really reflects how much you care about this great and noble cause that belongs to the home of Islam and not only to the Palestinian people. For those of you that do not know I am a Palestinian American. And I have a lot of blind I mean, Allah subhanaw taala blessed me with the ability to live or the opportunity to live and experience full esteem firsthand. In 1995,
my father made the toughest decision in his life.
On the show he made, he did the history side and the political side. I'm going to share my personal experience in Philistine in 1995. My father made the hardest decision in his life by sending me, my siblings and my mother over to fall asleep.
Me being a nine year old didn't know what to expect, obviously, coming from America. I had role models, but they were basketball players, maybe singers, maybe actors
But when I went there, everything changed from top to bottom.
The first day in my house in Philistine the first day in my house, my father hamdulillah built us a new house, in our village on our land. The first day, whether it was the second night
at 2am, six Israeli soldiers barged into our house and they walked in. My mom wasn't even wearing hijab.
They woke us all up. And I'm sharing my own experience. This is something I lived myself and I'm I never shared to anyone. It's only because of this, that I'm sharing this. I tell people personally, but I don't tell people in large gatherings. So this is the first time I'm sharing this.
I woke up. Imagine the second night in our new house with a soldier pointing his I'm 16 in my face.
And then telling me to get up and emptying my closet clothes on on top of me and my brother, and seeing my mother scrambling to wear her head up. I know the struggle is real when that happened.
I knew something was different. But I started to wonder why I was here. As I was a child my father My mother always instilled the Palestinian cause in me, Tommy mama Baba, this is your cause Philistine, this is our land. This is the land of the Muslim in. Do not ever forget it just because you were born in America. Does it mean it doesn't belong to you. This is for all of the Muslim in. And this is the land of your farm forefathers. And all of your grandparents are buried there in the village and I can show you every single one of their graves. And I knew this. But I didn't understand yet as I was still a little kid, I was about 1011 years old.
What can I possibly understand? Every day, I would hear Apache helicopters on top of
every day. Every day we would stop at checkpoints to be searched randomly. Every day imagine going to school having to travel 40 minutes to go to a decent school. And some days risking being stopped being stopped and returned walking as a 10 year old walking miles back home.
And as a 10 year old. And my and my father doesn't probably doesn't even know this. I never told him this, you know, but he's gonna find if he's here he's gonna find out today. At times we were even shot and we had to hide. We had to duck and hide behind fences and walls and stuff. Subhan Allah. As a child, we saw our friends being injured.
One of my friends shot in his leg and permanently disabled one of my best friends. Another one of my good friends. His he was shot in his stomach and his guts spilled out on the street. You know, as a child, this is a normal experience for a Palestinian. And mind you I'm an American. I didn't live my whole life there. All I lived was five years. But those five years were enough to show me what the struggle is about. And Philistine
receiving an education there, and hamdulillah things were fine. But I still didn't understand what it was like, why we were going through this why my father left. He sent us from America back to fall asleep. As I understood this is the land of our forefathers. But the struggle risking our lives day to day was something that was
still on my mind all the time. Imagine this as a 1011 year old.
But when I lived there, I realized that the land is something that is different. It's unlike any land in the world. As Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Holy Quran that I studied there as well. In the Quran, Allah subhana wa Taala said when Ajay no one noticed Luton in an RV Lottie Baraka Nina alameen. And Allah subhanho wa Taala saved Abraham and lot to the land that Allah blessed for everyone that I mean, in the morning, every day. What do we recite the first day in the Quran after Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen but there is a land for these I mean the people as well. The Lord of mankind, this is the land that Allah blessed for everyone. So it's not
only for Muslims, it's for everyone. It's blessed for everyone. Its blessed for everyone which was which is what makes it special.
In the Quran, I would read
You know, how many times was mentioned
in Saudi Arabia we saw in the field we saw the trees, but we never saw like I rarely saw great trees, but in full esteem that's everywhere. Everywhere you go there day trees and great trees, and there are fig trees and olive trees, anywhere you go in Philistine and these are the holy and blessed trees that Allah mentioned in the Quran. I never understood why Allah gave the example of his own light with the olive tree, the tree that is the most planted tree and Philistine.
And why Allah subhanho wa Taala swore by Philistine when he said what Tini was a tool.
In Surah 13
I knew there was something different about this land. I remember my mom used to tell me go and plant helped me plant the garden in front of the house. One lucky we would get any seed from anywhere, we'd get seeds from Guatemala, we'd get seeds from Chile, from China from Japan, we throw it in this land and voila, he would grow and produce the same exact fruit.
Anything we planted a lot of luck, but it would grow. I know then I started to realize there is something different here. The people I didn't understand why Allah subhanho wa Taala
mentioned this land and attributed Baraka to it. And the prophets I sell them in the authentic sooner said that it is the best of Allah says land and to it Allah sends the best of his creation. He hw la hirato woman and in another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there will always be a group on the hack that will prevail until the day of judgment. And he said this, like she had mentioned before, before the puts was even for the Muslim in. So meaning at the time there were Christians that were upon the Huck. So the prophets I seldom said there will be a group of people on the hook in this land. In Albanian muck, this work can be baited muchness in the courts
and around the goods until the day of judgment. So if you're looking for the truth, if you're looking for a group on the hook, then the goods and they're on the goods is what we look for.
This is what Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam said, the people are something different will lie. In front of Steen I met mothers that lost one two and three children and will lie didn't say anything but Allahu Akbar, and said Al Hamdulillah that my son is a Shaheed Alhamdulillah that my son is at least to read about this. We read the Sahaba yet, but we saw this with our own eyes, in honesty, and I saw relative there's a relative of mine, who was in prison with a very high sentence many, many life sentences by this apartheid occupation.
Well law when they came and told him,
we want to exchange you as part of a group that we are releasing, but you have to leave fall asleep and live somewhere else in another country. And there are many countries that agreed to accept you. He said.
If I refuse to leave, how many? Will you release instead of me? Can you calculate all of my sentences and put together release that amount of people? They came back to him after a while and they said we'll release 200 he said I'd rather make 200 mothers happy than one mother. Let them go. And he remained in prison.
This is amazing.
In fall asleep when
there are people
Subhan Allah what is what is the main source of income for many people in fall asleep? olive trees zaytoun olive oil and olive sales, right? They export it the best olive oil in the world. SubhanAllah
that is the pride of every Palestinian.
You know when I was a child, within the first year of living there, I saw 120 trees of my grandfather's that we inherited for centuries. It was hours for centuries. Subhan Allah they were uprooted in front of my eyes as a child look at the trauma.
These there was a there was a Palestinian farmer who was heading home and he had 50 tanks of oil, which will take him months to pick the olives for Subhanallah 50 tanks of oil. He had them on a truck he was happy that Allah gave him
The risk for the rest of the year 100. On his way, he stopped at one of the checkpoints the many checkpoints that the occupation has. And they make sure to make an example of anyone they can they always want to break us that is their sole purpose there they just want to break the the willpower of the Palestinians.
This brother, this farmer, they told him come, we are not going to let you go on.
They let him stay our two hours, three hours. So Gemma, come on, let me go I have to go home. I have things to do. They're like if you curse at your religion, and you curse out Palestine, and you curse at your Prophet, we will let you go. And you can take your oil and go he said love Allah.
tala never do it.
So they said we're going to pour your oil spill it on the streets.
They started to spill one at a time.
They told him Did you change your mind yet? He said no Allah. And people are passing to chuck point. People that perhaps know him from his village from his town. And this is from the villages around the goods to let you know what type of people they are. They were leaving.
And they saw him with his oil being filled.
And the word spread in the village Subhanallah everyone knew what he was going through. He kept saying no until all 50 tanks, all 50 tins of oil were spilled. His risk roll year was gone.
They told him they give him a beating and they told him go
he went home.
And in his village, he found 50 tins in front of his house, a lump
all the people 100 and they came together and they chipped in to give him back as it as a panel. This is the type of people we're talking about. When the prophets I seldom said the hw NF Hirata Macaca you find a type of people that you will find around. And this is not for any reason, but because Allah knows who to choose for this noble cause. The people defending and Oxo right now yet one, or the people that Allah chose to be an Oxford, the people that were chosen from all over the world that have the hearts and the willpower, that Iran have a determination to defend this Masjid, that is a right upon all of us, they have a right upon all of us to defend it as well. But Allah
chose them. And the least we could do is try to help them with and the least we could do is try to think of ways to help them.
The people are struggling.
The people are going through a lot. These people that you see throwing rocks, and throwing,
trying to defend Mr. De Luxo, with whatever they have
are people that shared the same experience as me and even more lower. Because you know what, I want you to feel that Allah will come and we're talking as what we're Americans here.
I thought because I was an American, I'd be treated differently. And I remember when that that was tarnished. At my first checkpoint.
When they were
one, an American told them, Hey, I'm an American, you know, don't you have to let me go through this checkpoint. They would take the passport spit in it and give it back to like, let your president help you. These are the type of people this is the arrogance that we're talking about. Imagine America means nothing to them.
And I remember when law my
our flights for my mom,
myself, my brother, my two sisters, five tickets
that we booked from the airport in a loop. A loop is a city 10 minutes away from my village. So we are like a Babylon my village. So 10 minutes away from the airport. We weren't allowed to enter the airport. Why? They said we just decided not to let you in. Like we booked flights. For $4,000. That was a lot of money. This is in the 90s right? $4,000.
They said we don't we can't let you in. So my mom called the consulate in the goods. She said I need to talk to the to the consulate. I need to talk to somebody. And the consular himself said come in my fellow citizens, right? We sit down in the office and we tell them what we're going through. And he
was automatically struck with fear and you could we could see it and I was maybe I was a young boy at the time I was a teenager. He said he's
Out the door he got up before he answered. He said guys, you know, anywhere in the world will help you inshallah, anyway, but here, they do whatever they want. They do anything.
And that's the moment I'm like go this place call us, please, Jani. These people they reach the peak of arrogance, and this is why Allah curse them in the Quran. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala said in the Quran that he will send to them who will punish them until the day of judgment, they will always be in Ville and Sahar until the day of judgment, this the hyena designers,
this apartheid regime one is a regime of occupation,
is a regime that doesn't deserve respect because it respects no one else. And the only thing the least we can do is reciprocate the same hatred and animosity that they have for us and for the rest of humanity. Don't think because we're muslimeen they have no they hate everyone equally is people they're arrogant,
less, I won't have a lot of the facade and they cause corruption wherever they go.
Nuts a lot of your cinema. Historically, like ship, yes, had mentioned before, and I'll end with this.
was for the believers.
And it remained for the believers and it will continue to be promised for the believers, the people of Moses, they were saved and filtered with the help of tar loot. You know, like
I said, there are 70,000 76,000 people that approach the valley that approach the river, and they weren't able to cross because they disobeyed the leader follow it and entering this holy land. Only 4000 were able to enter and the rest, the 72,000 were back. According to some narrations. 4000, enter and from the 4000 they said we cannot. Coleman Jabari, these people are too strong for us, we cannot enter and then from them God knows how many 1000 entered, and Allah subhanaw taala gave them victory. And this land was written for the believers. Until Isa alayhis salam came with the Bible. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala because of their killing of the prophets and messengers, and then
disobeying and this disbelieving in the Bible, Allah subhanaw taala told them, Masha, Allah, this land is not for you. It's for many, but the ones who believed in Jesus,
because there were many of us that believed in Jesus, right? And he slept. Right? When you are still in Philistine till today, as one of these men, Israel who believed in Jesus remained there, because they are believers, and they're deserving of it. And when Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam came, they gave him they gave the key because they knew this land is for the believers, and for the followers of the prophets. So when Mohammed Salim came with the message,
they gave him the key, and they all believe that 100 a lot of them right now only 2% of Philistines, Christian, the rest believed in the message of Islam.
And these are from Venezuela as well. There are a mix, when you can iron the Philistines, Venezuelan, there's no doubt there are a mix of different era. But what we say is that the rightful people of this land never left it to begin with the rightful people of this land. They never left it. So it's of utmost oppression
and misrepresentation of history to say that the people that deserve it left and lived outside know that people that deserve it, stayed in it and never left it to begin with London, inna
Baraka Luffy calm. And with this and Sharla I just want to say because this was primarily a youth event,
I think every parent should get their children together, get their nieces and nephews together, and have a real meaningful conversation about this. Tell them what the struggle is about everything you heard today from Dr. Yasser and myself, tell them what it's about. Tell them that they as Muslims have a responsibility in front of Allah.
They have responsibility in front of Allah. And we should never let this go we're accountable your horn. If we don't make diet, if we don't try and help, we don't attempt then we.
What do we have in front of Allah? If you're a student in university, and someone in your history class says something about Oh, anti semitism? No, raise your hand, defend the cause. You have the knowledge, listen to the lectures. She also has plenty of lectures. There are plenty of lectures online. Listen to them, be equipped. Don't ever be a silent devil in class, whether in high school or in college, organize an MSA event. Organize another event. Start
The club, do some sort of an awareness program make this
the spark of an international effort to raise awareness of this hypocrisy that we see
Subhanallah every country is allowed. Every country has borders that they can cross except for Israel. Sasha Subhanallah
exposes hypocrisy, be an advocate of truth. And do not ever stay silent because that is like the example of a shaitan and a silent or a mute devil. We seek Allah subhanaw taala is refuge from
listening and forgive me for prolonging this duck. I will finish here. I know people have questions we're going to shut shut off here. But two things please write this down, especially our young men and women. Firstly, the best documentary that is for by non Muslims and it's really good. It's on youtube for free occupation. 101. It's a really good documentary, please watch it. And it's done by non Muslims. And it's a really, you can show it to anybody with zero background understand what's going on occupation. 101 also another website by a Christian American lady who went as a Zionist and when she saw was going on, she flipped completely and she is now one of the most anti Zionist she's
still a Christian, Caucasian lady. She went there, she just couldn't she couldn't believe what she's seeing. So she started campaigning for the last 2530 years and she has a website please write this down. If Americans knew dot o RG. If Americans knew dot o RG. her thesis is very simple. If you knew what's going on, you would not be supporters of that country. So please log on to this website and then use it for your friends. Zach qumola Hi, Ron. If you have any question come up to me privately. Somebody caught up with Allahu barakato