Bismillah Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem. Alhumdulillah. Peace and blessings on Muhammad (sallalahu alaihi wa alihi wa sallam), his Noble Companions and Family. Dear Committed brothers, dear committed sisters,
This last week, (the week for which this Jum’ah concentrates on), has been concerned with a particular slant of news- news that has to do with a military operation by a military Shaytaan. What concerns us is how does all of this appear or how is most of this understood by reading Allah’s guiding words and by understanding Allah’s guiding Prophet. The psychology that is at work that we’ve been listening to in this past week concerning what they tell us is “their killing of their public enemy number one;” (this is an obvious reference to Osama bin Laden), has its roots in history and exposition in Allah’s words. Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah, the ayah says
أَفَكُلَّمَا جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ بِمَا لَا تَهْوَىٰ أَنفُسُكُمُ اسْتَكْبَرْتُمْ فَفَرِيقًا كَذَّبْتُمْ وَفَرِيقًا تَقْتُلُونَ
… Why is it that every time a Messenger comes to you with something that is not to your liking a contingent of them contradict and accuse of lying and a contingent of them, (in reference to the Messengers of Allah), you kill… (Surah Al Baqarah verse 87)
If you look at this ayah, of course it comes in the discourse of ayaat that speak about Bani Isra’eel. So there is an Isra’eeli psychology that finds no qualms with contradicting Allah’s Prophets and killing Allah’s Prophets. Now this is an ayah. This is not some type of explanation of history by some type of philosopher/pundit. These are Allah’s words. Now we know that Muslims have, (what appears to be), a very simplistic view of things- “how can this be? How can we have human beings who are able to take issue with/contradict/ contravene/have conflicts with Prophets and then kill Prophets!?” This doesn’t figure in as a main nerve in the Islamic psyche. Muslims don’t concentrate on this human reality/ psychology that we have witnessed flare up in the course of the past week. This bears repeating…
أَفَكُلَّمَا جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ بِمَا لَا تَهْوَىٰ أَنفُسُكُمُ اسْتَكْبَرْتُمْ فَفَرِيقًا كَذَّبْتُمْ وَفَرِيقًا تَقْتُلُونَ
Why is it that every time a Messenger comes to you with something that is not to your liking a contingent of them you contradict/accuse of lying and a contingent of them, (in reference to the Messengers of Allah), you kill… (Surah Al Baqarah verse 87)
Muslims wake up to what Allah is saying to you! It’s not only one ayah in the Qur’an, it’s a series of ayaat. And just to quote a couple of others concerning this particular psychology that looms behind what we were listening to in the past week and what we will be listening to in the weeks to come- what has happened in history and what will happen in the future. Muslims can continue to act like ostriches and bury their heads in the sand and think/feel that nothing around is as vile/evil as this type of people. The following ayaat that we’re going to quote is also from Surah Al Baqarah,
فَلِمَ تَقْتُلُونَ أَنبِيَاءَ اللَّهِ مِن قَبْلُ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
… Why do you kill Allah’s Prophet afore-time and in times that have passed if you are committed to Allah… (Surah Al Baqarah verse 91)
How do you do this? Of course, the Islamic literature refers to this particular type of people in their attempted/actual killing of two of Allah’s Prophets- Prophets Yahya and Zakariyah and then their attempt at Prophets Isa and Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon all Allah’s Prophets). Attempts and actual implementations of killing Allah’s Prophets- it’s a fact brothers and sisters. If you open Allah’s book you read these facts. The issue is why cannot we understand them in real life?
Another ayah also in Surah Al Baqarah ayah 98
مَن كَانَ عَدُوًّا لِّلَّهِ وَمَلَائِكَتِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَجِبْرِيلَ وَمِيكَالَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ عَدُوٌّ لِّلْكَافِرِينَ
Whoever is an enemy of Allah and His Angels and His Prophets and Gabriel and Michael then Allah is an enemy of Kafirs. (Surah Al Baqarah verse 98)
Brothers and sisters these ayaat are not for your imagination. They were meant for you to understand them in real time.
Another ayah concerning this type of psychology
أَوَكُلَّمَا عَاهَدُوا عَهْدًا
Why is it that every time they enter into a pledge… (Surah Al Baqarah verse 100)
In today’s language why is it that every time they sign an agreement…
نَّبَذَهُ فَرِيقٌ مِّنْهُم ۚ بَلْ أَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ
… a faction of them annuls it; rather most of them are not committed to Allah. (Surah Al Baqarah verse 100)
Now you have to follow Allah’s words.
أَوَكُلَّمَا عَاهَدُوا عَهْدًا نَّبَذَهُ فَرِيقٌ مِّنْهُم ۚ بَلْ أَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ
Why is it every time they, (they is Ahl Al Kitab), enter into an agreement a faction of them cancels the agreement; it is because most of them are not committed to Allah. (Surah Al Baqarah verse 100)
You see- the ayah began with fareeq/faction/fraction of them, and the reason for that happening is because most of them are not committed to Allah. This may seem subtle but the significance of it is in its subtlety. This you can detect in reading history but more importantly, (as we are concerned), you can detect in the real world. Even though most of these ayaat follow the conduct and expose the character of Bani Isra’eel and a portion of Ahl Al Kitab we notice when we read Allah’s accurate/precise words that when it comes to Al Yahud and An Nasara in their political approach to the committed Muslims Allah places them in the category of Ahl Al Kitab. There’s a lot of subtlety/details/differences within this general category of people- Ahl Al Kitab- and that has to do with many issues: theological/ideological /political/economic, etc, but when it comes to we, the Muslims, they seem to have a unity of purpose. They act as if they are one bloc of people- then and now. The problem, (and we’re not departing from the issue), that we have been listening to this last week- the assassination/ killing of Usama bin Laden can be traced directly to this psychology that we are speaking about just right now. Many people ask “well you know that the United States have all of these forces/technology- why couldn’t they have just gone in and arrested the person?” The answer to that comes from Allah. They are not interested in justice! If you arrest a person like that, you are going to bring him to a court of law and he is going to speak in a court of law. What may he say in a court of law? He may bring down all of the propaganda/information that we have been subjected to in the past ten years or so- all of it may come tumbling down if this person was to be brought to justice! They don’t want to (bring him to justice). Who’s concerned with justice? This psychology in as far as the occupation in Palestine is concerned goes back hundreds of years when a Zionist movement began in Europe. This person who occupied the positions of headline news in the past week and the media comments about Pakistan (and) Afghanistan- all of this can be traced back to occupied Palestine. They are not going to put this portion of information in it. We are not going to see this in the Washington Post/ New York Times or hear it in the mainstream media. No! But the fact of the matter is that these people who Allah accurately describes (and) defines for us as Ahl Al Kitab began with the Zionist interlocking of interests in reformation Europe. Before the Jews themselves were interested in Zionism, (what is called) Reformed Christians were interested in Zionism! Before this puritan movement came here, to the United States, it dwelled in Anglo-Saxon Europe. Within this Protestant movement there was a concern for the Jews returning to the Holy Land. The Jews themselves at that time they weren’t expressing their concern for this. Many of them were devout Jews waiting for the Messiah to come for them to return to the Holy Land. The interest in relocating the Yahud of the world in Al Ard Al Muqaddasah came from the reform movement in Europe- the puritans concentrated in Britain/Germany/Holland- the Dutch areas there of Europe and some Scandinavian territories. These were people who now discovered the Hebrew Bible and they put the Hebrew language in their curricula to teach their sons and daughters. The Old Testament superseded, (as far as these types of people are concerned), The New Testament. Amsterdam was called “The New Jerusalem.” As they years went by and these same puritans crossed the Atlantic Ocean and came here, what did they do here? They did a rehearsal of what they were to do later in the occupied territories of Palestine- kill the original population! Kill off the American Indians! Settle the new land/ world! That was the history that was ongoing throughout three/four centuries before the occupation of Palestine and finally they won over the majority of Yahud to Zionism that was incubated in Reformist Protestant Puritanic Europe and they did their hatched job on the Catholic Church. They managed to take hold of it also to agree with the occupation of Palestine. If you care to review the literature of these people to see the meanings of these ayaat that we quoted come alive you see how they equate the American Indians with the Arabs. Was it surprising for anyone? Public enemy number one was given the code name in this operation as Geronimo? It comes from this psychology (that) called the Muslims in this literature of these centuries- “well- we were the infidels.” Remember this is the word they through on us today in the media saying “we call them infidels.” Where have you heard in any of these khutbahs in the last twenty-nine/thirty years a reference to “Jews and Christians as infidels?” This planted word in the Islamic vocabulary was done by them and picked up by ignorant/unknowing/unsuspecting Muslims themselves. We are referred to “as infidels.” We’re referred to as “Muhammadans/the ugly Turks/the sick person of Europe.” Now all of this has sort of bottled up in them. They can’t see the Palestinians coming together! They can’t see Muslims stepping up to have representative Governments! They want to sneak into this self assertion that is going on. Part of all this scenario is to shake the status quo in Pakistan. And we, the Muslims, watch unarmed with the information that comes to us from Allah! These ayaat are clear in defining the psychology that speaks to us in the media today.
We have a couple/few numbers here. This statement was made in 1998 by the then Foreign Minister of Egypt who was up until a couple of weeks ago is the Chairman of the Arab League- Amr Musa in 1998 when there is that peace treaty- the Camp David Accords between Egypt and the Zionists and there was a trickling of tourists who would be going from Occupied Palestine to Egypt. He said “out of this movement of people…” Remember the Egyptians were not going to Palestine... What are they going to do in Palestine? Maybe just the very few- the Diplomats who had a Diplomatic Mission there- and maybe a few others- nothing to be mentioned; but in this movement of people the Israelis, (whether they had Israeli-American or whatever other type of passports they had), went into Egypt as tourists interested in their history during the Pharoanic era. He said “we arrested 379 Israeli criminals /tourists. We found 250 of them carrying counterfeit dollars; we found 198 of them with arms and ammunition; and we have found 31 of them with narcotics.” (We) wonder what type of moral character we are speaking about? What type of human beings are we looking at? This was supposed to be a peace between two countries! Then hundreds of them are doing this type of activity. Of course, none of this information makes it to Muslims who are trying to put the meanings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah in real time. They work behind the scenes to their advantage but time is catching up with them. What tells us time is catching up with them is the type of acts that they committed almost a week ago which they have filled the airwaves with the slanted/inaccurate/false information that they themselves contradicted in public! The Prophet of Allah says, (if we wanted to bring it into the English language with all advantages therein, it comes down to/ means), I’m not a fox and a fox is not going to fool me.
Brothers of Iman and sisters of Iman…
This past week we have been listening to liars in military uniform and in political attire! Liars! They told us “they went into a house in a resort area about 50 miles or so North of the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. They were working on detecting their public enemy number one since last August.” First they told us “there was one helicopter that went in.” Then after a day or two they told us “two helicopters went in.” And then a couple of days or so after that they said “four helicopters went in.” They can’t count?! Then they said “their public enemy number one was armed.” Then a few days after that they tell us “no- he was not armed.” Then they said “there was an exchange of fire as they landed into the yard/premise of their public enemy number one.” Then they told us recently “there was only one person who fired something against them.” Then they told us “their public enemy number one’s wife was used by him as a shield.” Then after a few days they tell us “no it wasn’t his wife.” They said “they killed one of his sons” and then they gave us a particular name and then a few days after that they say “no, that wasn’t his name it is another name.” These liars in uniform/with ties on said “they offered their public enemy number one an Islamic burial.” If it’s an Islamic burial there’s a janaza prayer. They never told us who conducted that janaza prayer! An Islamic burial, (according to all schools of thought), is not permitted during the night. If a Muslim dies before sunset and there’s not enough time to bury him/her the burial is delayed to the following day after the sunrise. An Islamic burial?! Where did they get their information from?! Who is feeding them fiqhi details?! An Islamic burial at night?! They say “drop him into the ocean/the Arabian Sea/Sea of Oman.” All of these were mentioned. Exactly where- no one knows. Why did they drop his body in the sea- an Islamic burial is on land?! The only time- this is an exception/necessity- when a body of a Muslim deceased is put in the sea/ocean is because of a pathogen threat. There’s a ship in the ocean and a person dies and they’re afraid that the germs/pathogens of a decaying body is going to cause the death of other people; so it is placed in the ocean, otherwise there is no reason/explanation/excuse for throwing a Muslim body into the ocean. We never mention fiqhi issues but now is the time to mention it… If you dig deep into fiqhi literature you will find some Islamic Scholarly opinion saying “even if you put a body into the sea, you put it in a sort of casket of wood so that it can float hoping that the waves will take it to shore where it will be buried an Islamic burial.” They tell us “they observed an Islamic burial for their enemy number one.” They said “they don’t want this body to be on land and buried on land because it may become a shrine for his followers and other Muslims.” They think we are stupid- brothers and sisters! This person comes from a Wah’habi/Salafi background and Wah’habbis/Salafis are fanatics when it comes to shrines! They don’t want any shrine! If they were to bury this person on land there wouldn’t be one Salafi/Wah’habi going to his burial sight! Then on the other side the Muslims who are not Wah’habis- they may be Sufis/Shi’is/other Sunnis- wouldn’t be very much interested in going- if they do go to shrines- to his shrine in particular because some of his followers, (as we are told in this media jungle out there), “have pronounced these other Muslims as Kafirs.” Do you expect Kafirs to go to a shrine?! All of this is done/said. This person in all of these years, (think what you may think about him)- because of the psychology that we’re speaking about at the beginning of the khutbah- managed to polarise, people’s into two camps: a camp that “loved to hate him and hated to love him” that’s one camp. The other camp is one that “loved to love him and hated to hate him.” You can pretty much know what type of peoples we are speaking about. So why does finally Ash Shaytaan Al Akbar go and, (we have our doubts about the official version out there), officially put an end to his life? He may have died some years ago. But why did they come and officially put an end to his life? (Do) they want to raise the popularity of the person who occupies the Oval Office? He was sagging and we are approaching (elections). Next year’s election year! What?! (Do) they want to prop up someone’s popularity by this official talk? Or do they want to wind-down their military occupation in Afghanistan and in that general area? It is costing them. It’s cost them right now in this past decade over a trillion dollars. The debt is sky rocketing. They want to plug some of this debt and so “let’s begin this process.” Only time will tell. Then, watch out…. A committed Muslim’s features/character is he has insight and is on high alert. At the same time that they jettison this person with this Qaida fabric in the air they are jettisoning another person in Libya. The Libyan person was their Trojan Horse in the 50s/60s/ and 70’s of Arab countries. This was their Trojan Horse in the global Islamic Movement with the poisonous weapon of takfir that they played out in Iraq/Arabian Peninsula and in other parts of the Muslim world. Why are they at this time trying to bring down peoples/individuals that they raised up in the past?! Are they trying to sneak back to legitimacy through the movements of peoples in places like Tunsia/Egypt and other places? What’s up their sleeve now? Keep a Qur’anic and a Prophetic eye on them.