Channel: Yassir Fazaga
Khutbah by Sh. Yassir Fazaga at IIOC on Jan. 28, 2011 titled: “Do Not Oppress”
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in a beautiful statement, the prophet peace be upon him is relating to us
where Allah subhanaw taala says, All my servant,
I have declared it unlawful for me to oppress, this is a law. Nobody can compel a law or to Allah what to do or not do.
So Allah said, I have declared that I have made it illegal, that I will not oppress how long to hold Mallanna see what you have to obey nakuha Roman and I've also deemed it to be illegal amongst yourselves, fell out of Allah. Therefore, do not oppress one another.
Do not oppress one another. Allah said I have made it illegal upon myself to oppress and I've declared it illegal amongst you so do not oppress one another.
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you oppress people, you will reap that in the day of judgment and it will be taught of darkness on you see, oppression is ugly.
oppression is wicked.
oppression is inhumane.
But oppression is even worse when it is done by those who have absolute authority.
Okay, maybe you oppress you know Subhanallah we humans were always oppressing somebody else. But there is always somebody higher than us that we cannot touch. The problem comes in, when those who are in absolute authority are the ones who are guilty of oppression. Whom do you go to at that point? When people want you, you go to the police, but it is the police that is wrong in you wherever you go at that point.
That is why you know, that band back in the 1980s thing, they were called Public Enemy. They used to have a line in their music and they would talk to the police and they would say, You protect us from the criminals, but who protects us from you?
You police protect us from the criminals, but who's going to protect us from you?
You will lead us people in the authority.
We come to you when the criminals wronged us but what happens when you yourself are the criminals? Where do we go?
But Subhan Allah Allah reminds people
what are the seven namaha feelin I'm Maya malo for the mod. Never for a second. Think that Allah is heedless of what the oppressors are doing.
Allah is fully aware of them.
A lot is aware of Lv oppressor, and the crimes that are committed by that oppressor. So Allah is telling us all you who are oppressed, don't think for a second that Allah is unaware of this letter seven namaha villain ama Yama Lavalle moon.
But what it is, is, Allah will show you, Allah will show you.
So Pamela, the recent events that are taking place in the Middle East,
specifically what's going on in Tunisia, what happened in Tunisia, what's happening in Yemen, what's happening in Egypt on all these places? May Allah Subhana Allah protect all the people they are.
This man in Tunisia, he's been in power for over 20 years.
But he was all dictators. Subhan Allah, they have this in common. The idea that this is whatever, this is going nowhere.
Every era has a federal affair of its own. And it just happens that in this era, there are a lot of Pharaohs out there.
And the thing about the pharaohs, they don't learn from each other.
Subhan Allah one of the most repeated stories in the Quran is the story of Iran. But the Quran does not tell us the story of Iran for the sake of entertainment, it is so that you people learn so that you do not go on the footsteps of the Pharaoh.
out the forms, okay, so can activate the economy publikum Look, man learn, read history, what has happened to dictators before you look into the history of oppressors, what has happened to them? Look into the history of empires and what has happened to them, learn from that do not become part of the history of self.
But these people don't learn.
Every single quality that was mentioned above ground is in every single one of them.
But they don't take heed. Allah talks about Ron, his name is mentioned in the Quran 73 times in 72 different sewers. Allah would tell us about his crimes. Jana is
the pharaoh would come and will take the people of honor and he would be based them he would destroy them, imprison them, kill them, because the pharaoh cannot really withstand arguments, debates, intellectual criticism, Pharaohs are not interested in that Pharaohs are only interested in one kind of people, the people who say yes sir.
These are the people that the pharaohs love. And Subhanallah The very first thing that they look for is Who are the people who have the
Who are the people who are going to say no, and let's make an example out of them. Moose Allah is still uncomfortable brown and he's debating him and he's giving him all the good things, guidance from Allah Subhana. Allah Brown is not interested in any of that. And then when Musashi
Salaam goes on a moose and I was making sense to people around goes in the Isla de la Jalan the communal Miss Julian. If you ever take a god a source of sovereignty other than myself, I shall indeed have you imprisoned because that's all the power that they have they've got all their cronies the clowns around them the yes sir people, these are the people who are going to do the dirty work for them. So this man is in power 20 years has been oppressing the people of Tunisia, it has gotten so bad that for the people of Tunisia, that growing your beard was very problematic.
If you're a Muslim woman, you're wearing a veil that was very problematic
Subhanallah there was a time when people had to use like a magnetic card like a credit card every time they come to the mosque.
And you could not go to a mosque other than the mosque that was designated to you.
What is this man thinking you could not you could not call the as an in a country where 100% of the people are Muslims, you could not call the azurerm more than 70 decibels high. When we speak at 60 decibels
that the exam find will give you 10 more decimals. And he was running the country like it was his own backyard. But somehow Allah Allah said, Allah has often
don't think that Allah is heedless about the nice people are doing.
His minister comes in said, Mr. President, you've got to take off. The people are caving in you. People have had it.
So the man flies down to Panama, please listen to this. The man goes his plane takes off.
And he's up in the air.
So he begs his masters in France? Can I please land? No, man, you too toxic? We don't want you in this place. Just Oh, maybe the people in the UAE will take me? Can I please learn? Or no man? You're too toxic. Nobody wants to be with you. Can I please land in this place? Nobody wants any thing to do with this man. So panela his plane starts running out of gas.
emergency landing in water and then he takes off again. You only learn to put gas and get out Subhanallah Is this the same man that was running the millions of people now. Nobody will even take him.
And Subhanallah one of the filthiest people on earth is now residing in the purest and the most pure place on Earth.
So what can you learn from this? Haven't you learned from what has happened in the past? You go on oppressing people. Even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has advised none this will only lead to darkness for you. But you go on and you go around oppressing people. So how are you know people just want to live they just want to be nobody's even challenging you up there. Just leave us alone. Don't come into my personal choices what I wear or not wear whether I choose to grow my beard or not just leave me alone. These people don't want anybody to be left alone.
People are afraid of even dreaming.
Speaking, forget it. Freedom of expression, forget it.
The only freedom is the freedom that he allows.
And that's why Subhana Allah subhanaw taala keeps telling us about these people, woman of love woman mellifera Allah He cares even.
And who is more strange than the one who has fabricated a lie against Allah Subhana Allah such as this is legal, this is okay this is this and this is that Allah, Allah Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah beware to daddy, this indeed the curse of Allah is upon the oppressors. But then Allah tells us what their qualities are. And then Anna to La hawla wala Me and lizenithne Sabina and Sevilla, they are those who prevent others from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala I just want to have a proper relationship with my Lord. No, you can't. Coming between me and my Creator. No, you can't. So Donna and Sabina. What if you don't want the path of Allah then what do you want way of who they want the crooked way? They don't want the path of Allah subhana wa Tada. Well, whom will you whom Cathy rule, and these are the people who reject any sense
of belief of the hereafter or accountability. These are wicked people. These are terrible people. There is no sense of consciousness in their heart. They go around oppressing people like that, coming between them and their Creator where people can even talk where they have selected people exactly like Ron has done, put this guy in prison put this guy somewhere. People don't even know where their families are.
for 20 years, he comes in puts people in prison, forget about them.
And this is what's going on. So Panama will why some of these presidents have come into their presidency will lie before I was born.
And this is how pathetic it is.
They've been there for so long. Like there is a sense of entitlement we can let go of this.
But Subhan Allah, Allah will find his ways of making them let go of what
we buy. The uprising that we see with the people are beat by just what Allah decides to do with them. It will come to an end so Pamela oppression comes on and all our presses lose.
But SEO press has sometimes tried to be a bit shrewd. And that is why so Pamela reflecting upon the story of Musa alayhis salaam and the dialogue that takes place between moves around is one of the most beautiful dialogues in the Quran. Round is a shrewd politician. So most Alison lamb comes in and invites him and then for our cause, Masai Mara boo me. What is this Lord of the worlds that you're talking about? So much Elisa Lam would respond honorable
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for our knows that he cannot compete with this. So he immediately changed the subject. All of them are Battle Royale Ola. Hey, what about previous nations previous generations? But wait a minute, why are you changing the subjects around? Because he knows that he's being coordinate and most Allen Salaam is away. See what's around is trying to do is tell these people that their forefathers are also misguided and they're going to go to hell, but Moosa knows what is happening. So he tells his father in marinara, Viki tabula
rasa said, you know what the knowledge as far as these ancestors goes, Allah knows about them. But let's go back to the original topic now. But Pharaohs don't like this
false sense of generosity. Fear around Moosa comes to him, and he tells him, you know, around change your ways, and the federal response by saying, I'm not a big Athena leader. While I'm in America, Chile, did I not raise you as a child, and you spent a great part of your youth in my own palace. Now, this is how you pay back for the favor that I have done to you. And the idea is to coordinate our motion, to make him sound ungrateful to embarrass him, so that Moosa can't really talk. I mean, the man has done me a favor. He's raised me in I grew up in his palace now, how can I talk against him, but most la Salaam, again, knows what is going on. So he looks at him and he says, What in
and you actually have the audacity to mention this as a favor. You took me away from my parents, and you think that's a favor. You made my mother cry to death. And you call that a favor. You do a favor towards me, but you oppress the rest of the people. And you hold that a favor. You call this a favor.
Because Pharaohs love a false sense of generosity,
a false sense of generosity. They want to miss label. They want to, you know, take all these marketing tools and make themselves look good, but they're really terrible. They're ugly, they are inherently ugly. There is nothing that they can do to correct anything but doba repent, and this is not something that they are interested in.
So Allah tells us about them. And the Quran is not a politically correct book. It is a very blunt book. It gives it right into the face. The Pharaoh is a wicked man. Subhan Allah emergent, the Quran again tells us about the Pharaoh. His wife finds this babe by the seashore and she brings him to Freetown.
Imagine you have to make a plea. Please don't kill a baby. What kind of a man would actually think of killing a baby. A man like Pharaoh is willing to kill a baby. Like the pharaohs that are going around nowadays. They are willing to kill babies, children, destroy cities, whatever it is, they're all willing to do that. But Allah tells the believers,
Allah is fully aware of what these people are doing. Well, then what is our job? We can just watch around and do nothing. Number one brothers and sisters, you yourself, do not become an oppressor,
do not become an oppressor.
SubhanAllah Napoleon said it. Napoleon himself we all know when Napoleon was. He said it's so beautifully. He said many people resent oppression and oppressors, but the same people if they get the chance
They themselves will become the oppressors.
Many people resent oppression and oppressors. But if they are given the chance, they themselves will be guilty of the oppression and they themselves are going to become the oppressors. So, number one, make sure that we are not guilty of the sin of oppressing people. Do not oppress your wife.
Do not oppress your husband, do not oppress your children, do not oppress your parents, do not oppress your employers or your employees. See, at that point, you are a pharaoh, but you're just a mini Pharaoh. You're a small Pharaoh. So number one, do not be guilty of that. How rude. Would it be that we criticize behavior that we ourselves? We are? I told you the story before a woman is watching TV with her husband, a Zionist thug in the occupied land, he comes up with the birth of his, you know, rifle, he beats this old woman on her head, the man is moved to tears and he's crying over what he sees. And his woman's his wife sitting next to him. She starts laughing.
Why are you laughing? He said, how much he said, You are crying over watching designs club with a woman on her head was the birth of his rifle. Even though two weeks ago, you kicked me broke my rib eye and I was in the ER and now you are crying over this. You're guilty of it. Yet when somebody else does it, it looks bad. But when you do it, it's not a problem. So number one, let us not be guilty of oppressing people. Let's not be guilty of oppressing other people. If you took it pay for it.
If you took it make sure that you can recompense people for it.
Muslims cannot be guilty of oppression wronging other people. So that is number one. And then Allah subhanaw taala says that
do not be inclined towards the oppressors. See, sometimes what people do is, as long as they don't touch me, I'm okay with that.
So what happens now is this is how they divide the people. Some people are saying, look, as long as we are on your good side, we are okay with that. So Allah said, don't do that. Let us know in the lesbian of Allah Do not be inclined towards those who oppress other people, because we're selfish. As long as somebody else is oppressed or not me, then that's okay. Look, man, if we do not stand up, when police uses brutality in dealing with other people, one day there is going to be police brutality against us and other people are going to stand on the side as well.
If you do not want oppression to spread and come to you, you better stand up the first minute you learned that somebody else's being oppressed.
And if we don't do that, it will creep into us and we will be guilty by it.
So do not be inclined towards the people who oppress other people. A man once came to him
and said yeah, a man in the
militia who fell and then
he came to me said man, oh my Allah Taylor. All I do is I just make clothes. These people come to me and I make their clothes. Am I one of their supporters? And remember cedilla Bell anthem in whom?
He said, No, you're not one of their supporters. You are one of them.
Because you're facilitating
and the minute you facilitate for oppression, you become part of it. Enough around ohana? Why'd you do the Houma
Pharaoh, Hey, man, all these people that earn their army are all guilty. Nobody says I was just you know, in the army, no man, you are as guilty.
So don't be an oppressor letter.
Do not be inclined towards them. But we've got to be careful here my brothers and sisters. So a war caused us to change. When we see oppression, Allah says do something about it. eradicate it, we had he stopped at village 70 he physically eradicated if you cannot do that, then at least to speak against it. denounce it. If you cannot do that, then at least denounce it in your heart Do not become decent size to oppression.
Why is this important? Because see brothers and sisters, as we are talking about oppression, we cannot take oppressive means to get rid of oppression.
Please let's understand this carefully. Yes, we are against oppression. But uprising. Ongoing against the oppressors. By no means gives us a green light or a license to oppress other people.
Wrong other people getting rid of oppressor is a noble goal. But we can only use noble means to get there.
If we start using evil goals or evil means, then the fact that we have a noble goal that does not really make a difference. So what we want to do is, we want to spread the peace in a peaceful way. You know, nowadays it's very sad. So Muslims will tell you, Islam is a peaceful religion, and if you don't believe us, we're going to kill you.
That's a joke. That's a joke.
How can you say that? How can you actually make sense out of something like this? So yes, to stand up against the oppression, but make sure that you only use normal knees as we are getting rid of that oppression.
handla one final thing.
In the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
a doubt what a Muslim. I warn you against the prayers of the oppressed.
I warn you never expose yourself to the prayers of the oppressed while you're full of law, why is this so for anyone who lives in Albania boy hijab,
for there is no veil. There is no gap between that prayers on
the oppressed, their prayers are going to be heard.
And even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says wallow can mean cancer.
Even if it be somebody who does not believe if he is oppressed, and he raises his hands to Allah, because Allah is too modest. Allah will not let people raise their hands to him and beg of him, he will not send them back empty handed. Especially if they're oppressed and saying Allah I am oppressed Allah, I need you to come to my aid, Allah Subhana Allah will respond to that. And his response is going to be immediate.
So let's not expose ourselves to being preyed against by an oppressed individual that we oppress, are most important. If we are the ones who are oppressed, let's raise our hands to Allah subhanho wa Taala and say, oh, Allah, these people have been oppressing us for so long a lot get rid of them
a lot get rid of them. All the dictators around the world Muslims non Muslim Allah get rid of them. All the corporations who facilitate for the killing of civilians, may Allah get rid of them, spare no one of them
because it is in their wickedness, pursuance of money and power, they don't care who lives and who dies.
And for this we raise our hands a lot, I can't do anything about them. But I know that a lot I can bake, I can think of you please inshallah, move forward so that people have a place and also people next room please make room shall have Hola Hola. Hola. Hola.
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This is an invitation of my brothers and sisters. So that we learn from what we see around us. Few days back. It was in an Aberdeen from Tunis. You know, Allahu Allah, Allah knows best, who is next. But Subhana Allah, there is a need for that, for that change. And we want to make sure that we become part of that change. See, we may not be able to make an impact for the people in Tunisia be the people in Yemen or the people of Libya or, or Egypt or wherever oppression is, we may not be able to eliminate that oppression. But what we can do is eliminate our local oppression. Poverty is oppression.
When people are poor, they can even go to the doctor, they can even take their children to the doctor, that is a form of oppression. But there is an oppression that is within our reach, that we can actually do something about it. Extend a helping hand to those who are distressed and have what would extend a helping hand to you when you need one and will lie Allah knows that there will be a day when we need a helping hand been extended to us. So what we want to do is whenever there is an opportunity to help please let us not not miss out on helping people who are in need of help. We have two programs that are taking place tomorrow.
Beginning with you know, Chef Abdul Hakeem cook is here and he will be teaching a course for
On behalf of another live Institute, and it will be about the history of Islam and African American, all these places that beautiful legacy that we have. And we want to make sure that we know about this legacy. Please do not miss out on this class, we're talking about a world renowned scholar who's going to be teaching this class inshallah the registration tables are outside, so please make sure that you attend something like this. Also, tomorrow, insha Allah, as you know that Access California is a Family Resource Center, where we help people who are in need, sometimes people's need or food. Now people say Are you kidding me? Right? laughs I'm not kidding. We have people who
come in and say, Chef, I have been eating canned food from the food bank for so long. I'm developing also at this point.
Because of all the preservatives that are in the canned food, that I'm getting sick. Yes, I have food. But what kind of food Am I having? Well live we have single mothers who lives not in a one bedroom apartment. They live in a living room with another family and the mother sleeps on the couch, and the child sleeps on the you know, small sofa seat right there. These are our brothers and sisters.
And if we know about their needs, and there is something that we can do about it, and we don't, then I am afraid that we are now becoming oppressors, by withholding the help from them. So please, inshallah, tomorrow is a fundraising dinner for this event. If you are not able, there is a table outside. So you know, I really want to help man. I don't want to see my brothers and sisters around the years have a handler we help all people even though we advertise ourselves as helping the Muslim and the Arab community 60% of our clients are actually Latinos and we love it hamdulillah because part of the teachings of Islam is that you do not make a distinction. If they are in need, it does
not matter what their creed is or what their beliefs are, help out. So inshallah This is what we are extending an invitation to you please show up at the event. If you are if you can, please show up at the donation box out there inshallah, as you get out in sha Allah, buy a ticket, buy the ticket for somebody else, but the point is, please take an active role in eliminating all forms of oppression be the man may be the maid by circumstances, but please do something about it. And finally, please pray for the people of Egypt.
May Allah subhanaw taala bring the best things to them.
Because we so many people, that's an opportunity for chaos.
We don't want to replace a dictator with chaos. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to guide them.
And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make our rulers from amongst the best of us will love you We pray for them. Pray for the rulers themselves. May Allah give them guidance. May Allah show them the way May Allah Subhana Allah make them rectify the wrongs that they have been doing to their people. And if that's not the case, then May Allah Subhana Allah get rid of them Europa Island, along
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