Be Peacemakers - Eid 2010

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Event Name: Be Peacemakers - Eid 2010
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"Be Peacemakers", Eid 2010 Sermon by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (Zaytuna)

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  • Noting happens except what Allah (swt) commands. He controls and provides for everything. Imaan increases when you increase your devotion in ibadah. This is why in Ramadan we found we were able to get up early, read Qur'an several times, everybody tasted the Qur'an.
  • Allah (swt) is 'Rabbu Ramadan' but He is also 'Rabbu Shawwal'. Just because Ramadan ends, nothing changes in your state. Allah does not change. Maintain your Ramadan practice. Stay in the momentum.
  • Reading as much as you are able daily: 100 verses, 50 verses, or just Ayatul Kursi or Suratul Mulk (30 verses) each day, this will protect you from heedlnessness, in your grave. The Prophet ? said: 'I wish the 30 verses were in the heart of every Muslim'. 


  1. Muslims are under seige. You can feel it. But who did this? Allah did this! We as a community have been sitting on Islam for so long, and not doing anything about it. The Muslims are getting along as if nothing matter. Finally you can openly practise Islam without getting burned for the FIRST time in history, in a Christian country.
  2. In Surat an-Nahl Allah (swt) says CALL OTHERS TO THE WAY OF YOUR LORD WITH WISDOM. Allah (swt) knows what the people are doing, you don't need to worry, you just tell them about Islam.
  3. Emulate the character of the Prophet ?; do not argue, do not curse, do defend yourself, but be patient for that is better. Dialogue with the people, 'ahsan' - in the most beautiful way, do not argue. You'll hear many obnoxious things from the people, but don't be oppressed or constricted about their plots. Speak to people in the best way. Allah (swt) is with the people of piety - Fasbirr! You be patient!
  4. This is a time when Muslims have to rise above their egos and images of self worth - placed higher than Allah sometimes.. It can't be where they say 'lets burn the Qur'an' so we say 'lets burn the US flag'. Mockery is not acceptable. For some, the US flag is sacred. Allah (swt) said 'Do not curse their idols because then they will curse Allah, out of ignorance... And Like that, we have made every the actions of every ummah - beautiful'.
  5. We are letting other poeple tell us who we are, we are letting others define us. No! We know that Americans are generally patient people, we've been living here for generation. But we are living in an environment where the seeds of hate have grown deep from propaganda and media. Each group of people think they are doing something good, so understand their mindset. We must correct and protect our homes, our masajid.
  6. Benjamin Franklin built a house for free speech for all; Thomas Jefferson endorsed freedom and protection for all including the 'Mohammedans'. Allah (swt) says, 'BUT SAY THE TRUTH FROM YOUR LORD' - whoever disbelieves, let them, whoever believes, let them. If Allah (swt) wanted, wouldn't everyone on earth be believers? Do you think you can force people to convert? That is not our job. You can't convert the world. But you can tell people about Allah (swt) in good conduct and wise words.
  7. Shakespeare said 'Theres a tide in the affairs of men'. We have an opportunity to tell others about Islam. We have the tools, so we have to be creative. If you can't do it yourself, empower others who can. This is not to proselytize others, it is to teach. 
  8. All the Prophet ? asked the Qureysh was to talk to his people, he loved to guide people. He praised the Jews and Christians and Pagans when they did praiseworthy things!
  9. Roosevelt said, "it's not patriotic to agree with the president when he's wrong" - this is descent. We can and must speak out against wrong. A problem in the US is the 'extreme right with a hidden agenda' (war). Now the agenda is 'blame it on the Muslims'. Every time they will stoke the fire of war, Allah (swt) will put it out. 
  10. We should be peacemakers. We have a destiny but we are squandering our power and wealth. Future communities will curse us! Looking at how much we have and wasted.

Allahu Akbar walhamdulillah. Be pious people, be good people, don't cheat the system, be exemplars, we are here to stay, use your wealth for good. Life is short, we are growing old before our eyes, we need to work now to protect our children. Don't ignore the winds that are blowing. It is Allah (swt) that is waking us up and we'll have no-one to blame but ourselves. Empower yourself and one another.

May Allah (swt) accept your Ramadan and fasting, may He protect your home, your women, make your land safe. May Allah bring these leaders to an understanding so they leave people alone. May Allah give those in authority wisdom, may Allah make us people of the Qur'an, may He forgive all of our sins, restore peace and order, and make us leaders in our community. May He protect the people and make us callers to peace. In the end, this world is a place of turmoil, may Allah (swt) make us people of the peace in the akhirah.

Return wrongs with rights.


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responsible for and then through his

Rama through his grace he sent

messengers to teach people how to live

how to behave and he made those

messengers the best examples of how to

live and how to behave nothing that they

commanded they didn't follow they were

the first to follow the words that

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the Prophet believed in what was

revealed to him the Prophet himself

believed in what was revealed to him the

Prophet when he heard the Jews tell him

about his descriptions in the Torah when

they would finish he would say as she

had to any Rasul Allah I testify that I

am a Messenger of Allah the prophet

himself his Iman was growing in his

heart and this is the nature of the

believer his Eman should always be in

increase Ramadan is a time for

increasing Eman water jazzy attitude

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Iman increases when you increase your

devotion to Allah

Ramadan is a time when you increase your

devotion to Allah super Hannah Wattana

and this is why your iman is higher your

getting up before dawn in times that you

can't do that some people weren't even

getting up for dawn before Ramadan

started some people weren't even getting

up for fudger but in Ramadan they find

they're able to get up before dawn they

have a meal and then they pray there's

people that stay and get the reward of a

hedge and in Umrah by staying until the

Shoob there's people that recited the

Quran in its entirety several times in

Ramadan some people twice some people

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changes after ramadan the prophet

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increase in his prayer numbers in

ramadan or other than ramadan the

prophet sala lies in him his Eman was

the Eman of Ramadan all through the year

because Allah doesn't change allah

subhan allah tala is the same but he

facilitates ramadan in order to you for

you to prepare for what's coming after

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manager relate the hadith whoever fast

Ramadan and then follows it up with six

days in sha well and Imam Malik said six

days any time after that until the next

year debating on what that positive min

means min from so those who want to stay

in their state in Rama bond the best

thing to do is maintain your practice

don't diminish your practice the Prophet

SAW Allah I am reminded us to read the

Quran he said whoever reads a hundred

Quran is written from the highest people

hundred verses of the Quran a day

there's a require 50 verses of a day and

you won't be written from the people of

heedlessness if you just do I said Corsi

and if you do a menorah psuedo every day

which is in many Hadees to do that and

if you do sort of smoke 50 a thirty ayah

the prophets Allah I said I'm said

there's a chapter in the Quran that has

30 verses I wish it was in the heart of

every believer Mook Mook will protect

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don't lose your momentum you were

gaining momentum and then you get into

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that you might have success what I want

to talk about this morning is something

very important for this community

Muslims are under siege it's very clear

anybody that reads the news anybody that

sees what's going on there out there you

don't you don't need prognosticators to

tell you what's going on out there you

can feel it you don't need to read your to know what's going on every


the headlines are about Muslims who did

this if you ask me I say Allah subhana

WA Ta'ala did this because Muslims have

been sitting on this religion for so

long and not sharing it the whole world

turning against them because this is the

age of the internet this is the age of

mass communication this is the first

time in human history where you could be

in a Christian country and openly talk

about Islam and know what they won't

burn you they might burn the Quran but

they won't burn you this is the first

time in human history and yet the

Muslims are getting along with their

business as if nothing mattered Coderre

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be a witness over you because you saw

how he behaved

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the Messenger of Allah behave you read

his Sarah you know how he dealt with his

enemies he dealt with them with

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is rightly guided Allah knows who has

gone astray and who is rightly guided

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don't argue about what they're doing

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him complaining to the mushi be keen

about what they were doing to him every

time you spoke with them he used it as

an opportunity to explain to them what

he believed he didn't say you evil

people don't you see what you're doing

to me you're oppressing my people you're

killing all he said listen to these

words listen to what Allah subhana WA

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tells you to take care of your orphans

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amongst you he calls you to economic

justice he calls you to treating people

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for the sake of Allah subhana WA Ta'ala

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