Darul Qasim’s Position On Dealing With Oppression

In this khutbah delivered on Eid al Fitr, (May 13, Schaumburg, Illinois), Shaykh Amin addresses the grave crisis in Palestine. He explains that the suffering of the Palestinians is connected to the suffering of Muslims globally and the suffering of all oppressed people everywhere, including in America where we have grave issues of injustice facing the African American community.  Shaykh Amin explains that the solution lies in Muslims adopting a principled approach based on Islam’s civilizations values which call for us to combat opression everywhere we find it, using the proper means.

عَنْ أَنَسٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم

‏”‏ انْصُرْ أَخَاكَ ظَالِمًا أَوْ مَظْلُومًا ‏”‏‏.‏

قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ هَذَا نَنْصُرُهُ مَظْلُومًا، فَكَيْفَ نَنْصُرُهُ ظَالِمًا

قَالَ ‏”‏ تَأْخُذُ فَوْقَ يَدَيْهِ

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said,

“Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one.

People asked, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?”

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.”