This is a powerful Khutbah that reminds the believers that through Allah’s great mercy, He puts us through hardships in order to test us, to distinguish who the true believers are, and to purify us.
Our Ummah is going through a lot of trials and tribulations at the present time, but the Sheikh gives examples of some of the greatest trials in the past that resulted in victory. During the time of Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahu Allah), the Muslim Ummah went through severe harships. The Tatars invaded the Muslim countries, killing everybody, from men, women, soldiers, children, animals… making piles of bodies. But those killers, those Tatars, those Mongolians entered Islam after that and Islam became victorious with those people ya Allah. Look at the number of Muslims in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and the surrounding areas! The Mongolians carried Islam there. Subhan’Allah.
The situation in Gaza right now is inhumane in a way that is beyond belief. But there is hope, a light, something that will come sooner or later. The Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) swore that Islam would prevail and be victorious, bringing peace to the earth. May Allah SWT reparate Ghazzah, and grant victory to them, and Muslims all around the world. Ameen Ya Rabb!
Don’t ever lose hope. Hasbi Allah wa naimal wakeel – Allah is sufficient for us and the best of Guardians!