Shaykh Yaser Birjas | Khutbah Talking Points for Syria Crisis

Calling all my dear Imams and Khateebs,

Can you spare a khutbah tomorrow to bring awareness to the case of the innocent and oppressed people of Syria, Homs and Baba Amr?

Here are some talking points:

1-How Muslims should be like one strong structure helping each other.
2-The obligation of Muwala’ (assisting and sympathizing)
3-The role of the Muslims in helping the oppressed.
4-The virtue of shafa’ah- interceding for the week with those who have the power.
5-The responsibility to enjoin good and forbid evil.
6-The Messenger of Allah and his example in supporting the week.
7-The concern of the Prophet for the Ummah.
8-The du’a of the Prophet for the oppressed.
9-Bring examples from the sahaba and history of Islam.

Action items:

1-Make thorough dua’ for Syria and Homs.
2-Do dua’ nawazil in the fard salat or in public qiyam.
3-Encourage donation for the help of Syria.
4-Encourage people to write and blog about it.
5-Help college students to bring this case to their campus.
6-Call people to speak to politicians.
7-Encourage people to contact Russian and Chinese embassies to condemn their support to the oppressive regime of Syria.
8-Show passion in condemning this greatest injustice.
9-Speak about it regularly in the masjid.

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My dear Imam and Khateeb, by the time you read this perhaps another 10 more innocent lives have already perished in Syria.
Do your part. Take an action. Tomorrow.

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5 responses to “Shaykh Yaser Birjas | Khutbah Talking Points for Syria Crisis”

  1. Abu Yusuf says:

    Salaam Alaykum,

    I am still not clear why we are supporting the fomenting of rebellion in Syria. My understanding is that Muslims are obligated to obey the rulers in charge and not rebel against them. Is it possible that the Russians and Chinese have it right and we’re just swayed by the media here? Even in American history when secessionists or revolters rebelled against the leaders of the union they were dealt with in an armed fashion and there was a lot of bloodshed. All rulers crush rebellion. That’s natural. Someone please explain.

  2. bekay1 says:

    Contacting the “Russian and Chinese embassies to condemn their support to the oppressive regime of Syria” is fine and should be encouraged. But what about contacting the embassies of the Muslim countries? What about condemning the rulers in the Muslim world for using their armed forces to prop up their authoritarian regimes (e.g. in the Gulf) or for fighting against fellow Muslims (e.g. in Pakistan) instead of sending them to crush Assad’s thugs? 

    The Prophet (saw) said: “The best Jihad is a speech of truth in the presence of a tyrant ruler.” (Narrated by Bukhari, Abu Dawood & Tirmidhi with slightly differing wordings).My dear Imams and Khatibs, stand up this Jummah and account the rulers in your respective countries. Account them publicly for their idle hands, their cowardly excuses and their seeking of help from other than Allah. “Oh you who believe! Betray not Allah and His Messenger, nor betray knowingly your amanat (those things that have been entrusted to you).” [8:27] 

  3. 148__9 says:

    Allah azza wa jall says “Never should a believer kill another believer” again He says “whoever kills a believer intentionally his reward is hell, eternally, and the wrath and curse of Allah is on him”. Nabi Muhammad (saaws), says when two Muslims come at eachother with weapons both go nto the hellfire. Again he advises, “Be like the best son of Adam (alaihi salaam). So the command of Allah azza wa jalla, is that it is haram for believers to kill eachother whatever the reason, no reason is justifyable; the advise of the Prophet of Allah is refrain from killing eachother even if this means that one allows the other to kill him as Abel allowed Cain to kill him.
    The horror that is taking place in Syria is not a revolution, it is fitna. Each side crying out “Allahu Akbar” as you fight and kill eachother.There is no right and wrong in Syria, only wrong. Both rebels and rulers are going to hell because they have disobeyed Allah and His Prophet and have disregarded the rule of Sabra. Nabi Muhammad asked Umar, “What will you do when your leaders become tyrants”? Oh Messenger of allah, I will cut off heads until I meet you (in Jannah). “No!” replied Nabi Muhammad (saaws), “But have Sabra untl you meet me.” Brothers and sisters you are commiting great sins by killing eachother and calling upon America for help, instead of Allah. America and its allies have become your ilaah, the one you call on for help and assstance. The wrath and curse of Allah is on both sides of this fitna there are no innocents.Make taubah, return to Allah and save yourselves and your famlies from the hellfire. You are on the brink of the pit of helll and only Allah can save you from falling into  it..not capitalism or democracy. In the name of Allah STOP THE FITNA NOW! Hear and obey!

  4. No, not both sides are crying Allahu akbar. I saw with my own eyes a brave old man saying Allahu Akbar next to a group of shabbiha death squad. About 10 of them surrounded him, beat him, loaded him on their truck and drove off. Allah knows best if he is dead or alive.

    Let us pray that Allah will rid Syria of this blood thirsty regime whose supporters regularly proclaim Bashar Al-Asad or we destroy the country.

  5. Sumiyah says:

    Assalamo Alaikum

    I am deeply disturbed by the above comments.
    The Syrian Revollution/Holocaust was not initiated by;
    The Taliban…or
    The Ikhwans…or

    It all began because of eighteen, eleven year old young innocent boys…I think some of us need to verify our sources!

    How many more innocent children do we want to see slaughtered…?
    How many more innocent children do we want to see having epileptic fits…?
    How many more innocent children do we want to see freeze to death…?
    How many more innocent children do we want to see orphaned…?
    How many more innocent children do we want to see raped…?

    Before we wake up…if any muslim is having doubts about helping the oppressed…then I have a humble suggestion that we go back to basics and Read Surat-ul-Fatiha with the Meaning AND Commentary!!!

    Alhamdullilah I had the opportunity to live in Syria. I saw peace loving people! My daughters who at the time were 6 and 7 used to go to the market alone to do my grocery shopping.

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