Last Friday’s khutbah was delivered at the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs (MCWS) in Canton, MI.
Musa Al-Jawn (RA) was a transmitter of Islamic knowledge and a mujahid in the early generations of the Ummah.
Musa Al-Jawn was a Hashimite and the son of Imam Abdullah bin Al-Hasan bin Al-Hasan bin Ali bin Abi Talib (AS). He was described as having black/aswad skin.
Regarding his character, Abdullah bin Ahmad bin Hanbal stated that Musa Al-Jawn was a righteous man. Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi and Adh-Dhahabi stated that Yahya bin Ma’in viewed him as trustworthy pertaining to his narrations of ahadith.
Ibn Khaldun states that Musa Al-Jawn participated with his brother Imam An-Nafs Az-Zakiyyah Muhammad bin Abdillah (AS) in an uprising against the first Abbasi khalifah Abu Ja’far Al-Mansur. It is also narrated that by Al-Bayhaqi that he was imprisoned, beaten and martyred in prison in the uprising; An-Nafs Az-Zakiyyah was also martyred in the process. Malik bin Anas (RA) supported the uprising of An-Nafs Zakiyyah as well as a later one by his brother Imam Ibrahim bin Abdillah (AS), which led to Imam Ibrahim being martyred like his brothers; Malik was subsequently imprisoned and beaten for his support of the Hashimites.
Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani (RH), Hanbali jurist and father of the Al-Qadiriyyah order, has Musa Al-Jawn in his family tree.
This past Friday’s khutbah was given at The Muslim Center in Detroit.
The 1st section was based upon the hadith of “Don’t be angry.” The 2nd section was about the new claim made in the name of Daesh pertaining to Michigan, the fomenting of Islamophobia and the need for caution in this time.
The following video is of a recent panel discussion about American Sniper held at the University of Maryland – College Park.
One of the early Muslims from the righteous followers of the Sunnah was Qanbar (RA).
Qanbar was a young black male, who was freed from slavery by Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (KW). Qanbar is written about in several books relating to his person to narrations with him mentioned them; some of those who mentioned him are Abdur-Razzaq As-San’ani, Abu Ya’la Al-Musuli, At-Tusi, Al-Mizzi and ibn Hajr Al-Asqalani. Moreover, he is referenced as being one of the closest followers of Imam Ali (KW) during his government. He was in Al-Kufah, Iraq during the khilafah of Imam Ali (KW) when Imam Ali (KW) was martyred.
Qanbar was a man who stuck closely to the truth and spoke out against oppression. Due to his noncompliance with the oppression of Bani Umayyah after the martyrdom of Imam Al-Husayn (AS), Qanbar was martyred by the brute governor of Iraq named Al-Hajjaj bin Yusuf, a man who was also responsible for the martyrdom of the great black tabi’i named Sa’id bin Jubayr (RH).