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Where Is Allah? | Dr. Omar Suleiman

24 hours ago, i was talking to a mother. I apologize in advance because this is going to start a little dark but inshallah we’ll get to the light. 24 hours ago i was talking to a Palestinian mother, who lost her child in front of her and i was expecting to hear the devastation in her voice. Instead she said to me, when my son was killed i was about to to scream and i heard something inside of me. We belong to Allah and to Allah we return. And she said i don’t know what it was that was saying that inside of me or what i was hearing. She said as for my son alhamdulillah, he didn’t feel the pain at the time of his death. Because he died immediately at the first strike.

And she said those words came from her Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is truly subtle with his slaves. How subtle is Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala with his rights of slaves? Allah he’s always there Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and the more piety you have. The more you can perceive his power and his presence. The less that that piety is there, the more the fog accumulates on the heart, the less you’re able to perceive him Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.

I’m going to start tonight on the basis of a question that I’ve heard of few times over the last few months. Not from the people of Gaza themselves, not from the people of Palestine themselves. But from the people who are watching the people of Gaza and from the people who are watching the people of Palestine.

There are a few people that have asked the question, where is Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, where is god in all of this?

And they mean it in a very specific way. It’s one thing to read about the stories of the past, it’s another thing to witness the atrocities of the present and to wonder where is god? That’s the question that they ask right, where is Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala in all of this?

I’m going to actually start from the very end of this world where the layers of this world have been peeled. The most the say that of the powerful reflections on the verse master of the day of judgment. Allah is the master of the day of judgment and he’s the master of this dunya as well. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is the king of all kings the master of all realms. On that day on the day of judgment Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala will apparent to everyone, and no one will deny it. Because everything has been peeled back the oppressor and the oppressed. The Muslim and the non-muslim the believer the disbeliever the righteous and the wicked all of them will acknowledge the majesty of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.

On that day and so it will be so apparent and that’s one of the blessings one of the reflections of master of the day of judgment. The closer that you get to the day of judgment, the more immediate that connection becomes. I’m not going to start tonight with what we’re seeing now, I’m going to start with what the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) mentioned of the coming out of this corrupt group of people that overtake the earth in its last days. And as they come out and they wreak havoc on every single part of the earth, except where Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has shielded isa (as) and his righteous followers. If we are alive at that time may Allah make us amongst them. Where is and the believing servants are away and yazuz and mazuz have come to this earth. And they are let out and they kill everything that is in sight with absolutely no mercy. And in the intoxication of their arrogance.

I want you to to think about how we as Muslims think about the where is god question. Where is Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala? In their intoxication with their arrogance and their oppression, when they come out to the. Earth and you can imagine the sight of them ripping flesh, tearing everything apart, beating their chests with power. They say to each other, we’ve already killed everyone on the earth. Let’s kill everyone in the heavens too. See how intoxicated they become with their arrogance?

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) says in the hadith of, which is authentic that “they would throw their arrows, imagine the sight of the millions and millions and millions of them all. Throwing their arrows to the sky at the same time. Because that’s how arrogant and how powerful they think they have become they throw their arrows to the sky. And Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala could have simply turned the arrows on them and let the arrows hit them back increases them in their arrogance. For a few moments what did the prophet Isa (as) say, Allah causes the arrows to return to them with blood. So that for a moment they can think we succeeded we’ve killed everyone on earth and now we killed everyone in the heavens too. Whatever is up there we killed him or we killed them too. They’re all gone. But look at the immediacy of how this interaction with the heavens is happening in those days.

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said that “Allah will then send a parasite, which is a particular parasite that would be in the noses of sheep, and that would kill them.” Allah would send that upon them, and it would kill all of them at one time. Little tiny worm that could kill the weakest of animals, would kill supposedly the strongest human beings all at one time, they would all be wiped out by it. The believers would send someone out who fears no one but Allah to see what has happened and he would find that all of them have died at one time. Then Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala look at the immediacy with the heavens, the prophet said Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala would send birds with necks like the neck of camels that would pick them up, because their rotting corpses would stink the earth would pick them up and throw them all into a pit. Isa (as) make dua to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, look at the interaction, so the little worm killed them the big birds with camel necks picked them up and threw them away.

Then, Jesus peace be upon him would look to the skies and he would ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to send down rain to clean the earth from what is left over of them from the stench. From the dirt of them. Allah would send a rain the immediacy between the dua of to the heavens to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and the heavens the response coming from the heavens to the earth, the rain comes down by Allah’s permission, and it cleans the earth. It would be said to the earth, let your fruits come out and let the baraka let the blessing of the earth be restored and when that happens the earth is wiped clean and the earth produces by the permission of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala blessing like we have never seen before. Fruits that we have never seen before the immediacy in those last days is so felt and perceived both with the oppressor as well as the righteous. They call Allah responds right away and then the day of judgment comes.

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