Refugee Crisis – Quranic Perspective – Reminders and Reflections
Channel: Yassir Fazaga
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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our hotbar today was about the refugee crisis. Since this coming Sunday is going to be a World Refugee Day.
As we speak, there are about 65 million refugees around the world.
Last year, I think every minute 24 people were displaced from their place of residency.
And it's a big huge crisis and you've got to love the way that the Quran approach this issue. Many messengers that were sent by Allah subhanho wa taala, are presented in the Quran as refugees. Musa alayhis salam was a refugee. Ibrahim Ali Salam was a refugee law today his Salam was refugee Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a refugee. And then every other messenger was threatened with being kicked out and sent into exile. We'll call a Latina kapha, rolly Rosalie him, Lana region, Coleman Urbina. And those who deny the truth said to their messengers, we shall drive you out of our land. Nobody wants to be uprooted. Nobody wants to leave their home country, where they
have a sense of belonging, a sense of ownership of the culture, to go and be placed in in a place where they're going to be deemed as strangers or as foreigners. Nobody wants that. So unlike immigrants, usually immigrants are people who move from their place of residency to improve their lives get better education, better job or, but that's not the case with refugees and Inshallah, in the next few days, we will be talking about this topic, but there is one place in the Quran that I absolutely love. So most Allah He salaam left Egypt. And then the Quran tells us how most Ali Salam leaves and he tells us for her, I mean her Ha, even Yatta rock cop. He left that
country of Egypt, he said he lifted her even in the state of fear yet a rock club with apprehension and in the state of suspense. And then we're told that he has an encounter in Midian with two young girls and then he ended up meeting their father. And then the Quran tells us Philomena Kosala. Hill calls us and when moose Ali salaam tell told the story to this father, the father said the most brilliant statement words that every refugee wants to hear for alumna Casali Hill Kasasa Carl polish
said the minute he exchange he told the stories and the man just said to most Ali salaam don't need to be afraid anymore. Let the half Niger Delta Minakami volley me from now on, you are absolutely this is a safe haven for you use the wrong doors, people who do political oppression, they will no longer be able to do anything to do to you here. That's brilliant man, as a lawyer, I wish people who are in charge of immigration would be people like this man. People who just you know, this is music to your ears, you're afraid you don't know, then all of a sudden somebody says relax, you don't need to be afraid anymore. This is going to be this is going to be safe. But when you look
into the way that refugee issues are addressed nowadays, you will hear a lot about refugee Europe refugee crisis for our crisis, you know, refugee crisis in in North American, and there is a lot of specially in the far right movement, where a lot of these political parties are making grounds for themselves by literally being anti immigrant and untie refugees. And the sad part about what is happening is that there is more focus on where refugees are going than there is on why are they refugees to begin with.
The focus is on where are they going, but nobody's willing to address why are they becoming refugees to begin with? And by the way, this whole idea of European refugee crisis that is so bogus, it is so bogus because the majority of refugees are not in Europe, they're in Pakistan, they are in Lebanon, they are in Syria, they are in Iraq, they are in Jordan, they are in Philistine they are in Turkey, that is where they are. A very small percentage actually make
but then the way that it is presented as if everybody is going there, the reality of it of the 65 million refugees 40 million are refugees within their own country. And then the other 25 million are mostly in their neighboring countries. But the question remains, and that is, why are they becoming refugees? Somebody benefits from them becoming refugees, you know that the biggest reason as to why these people become refugees is conflict, wars, and somebody benefits from these words, if you're, if your economy is based on military, selling weapons, this is the only industry that's making you money. Peace is not good. So what you want to do is, you want to see a lot of war. Just to give you
an example of not to make this long, Henry Kissinger who was the Secretary of State, I believe that Henry Kissinger is one of the most evil people that we have ever seen in recent history. May Allah subhanaw taala destroy that man Wallahi I hate him with so much passion. And hate is not something that you know, I tried to feel but I hate that man with so much passion, what the what the kinds of things that he is guilty of.
Back in the 1970s, when the people of Chile, they they they selected a&e to be their, you know, democratically selected president. And then they orchestrated a coup, a coup d'etat under Henry Kissinger. And when he was told, but the people of Chile chose a&e That's that Pinochet is not the man that they chosen. Henry Kissinger said, the matter is too great to be left up to the Chileans. And that is why he orchestrated a coup, and they brought one of the worst dictators in South America. Pinochet any case. So one time Henry Kissinger is addressing a bunch of US diplomats. And here's what he said to them. He said your job is not to resolve conflicts. Your job is to manage the
We want the conflict. We don't want it resolve. We just want it manageable. Because people benefit from these conflicts. Yeah, they result in refugees. Yeah, but that's, you know, that's just collateral damage. people benefit from that. And I think that, on the one hand, we want to help those who are already refugees. But I think equally as important, if not more important, is to address why are they becoming refugees to begin with. And when you do that, you end up finding out that all wars
are actually based on economy.
The reality of it is that you the more in the deeper you look, you find out that the country that is full of resources, look into Africa, look into places like Congo, if you have an iPhone, if you have any kind of a phone, if you have a computer, that's where all that material comes from there. But if there was a stability, people would be asking for, you know, fair market value for the resources. But when there is a lot of conflict and instability, you know, you get these things very, very,
very cheap. So as we celebrate refugees, and I, myself, I am a refugee, I came to this country as a refugee. You know, you appreciate the opportunity that was that was granted that was granted to you. But do not create a conflict, then think that you're doing me a favor? No, it's like when Musa alayhis salam, when the Pharaoh said to him, did I not raise you as a child? Did I not raise you as a child? And what happens is that this is what we call an attempt for social embarrassment. I remind you of how good I have been to you. And I do this in public so that in turn, what you do is Yeah, and you become very modest and you become very humbled and you don't talk about so most Allahu Salam
looked at him and he said, What Tilton Hamilton Turman, ha, Ali, how dare you. You actually mentioned this as a favor. you deprive me of my parents, you deprive children of their parents, and now you think that you're doing us a favor?
This is not old history. You know that that? Sorry. I'm just remembering all the people that I hate right now.
But but the Belgian King, what was his name King Palais, what was his name?
He was making Europeans look so bad in Africa. Because Belgians, especially in Congo, they were the worst, like we're talking about like the worst. So the Europeans came to him and said, Look, man, you're making, you're making us look bad. You better do something good.
He decided to do something good. He decided to sponsor some Congolese
Use orphans. And you know how he did it. He killed their parents. And he sponsored them.
That's that's Pharaoh. He said the most Allissa I'm going to do I'm going to take you in, take me in from where
deprive me of my own family deprived my family of me, you do some of us a favor, and now everybody owes that kind of an approach and that's why I say the Quran is a very brave book that is read by a lot of cowards. The Quran is not afraid of telling it like it is. But sometimes you know, here you are a recipient of good and because you are the recipient of good somehow you become afraid of saying, Yeah, but how it all started is actually wrong. And how it is going is actually is actually wrong.
So it didn't mean to say the whole football but
we did play soccer today. Most of you did not show up.
Yeah, and our our team lost miserably. And we're suspecting that one of our players was actually bribed.
But that's what happened. But insha Allah please do join us. We started on Friday and next time inshallah we play is going to be on Tuesday evening around 630 In sha Allah. So Allah Allah Allah