Houston Imam Raed Saleh Al-Rousan: 'Good Tidings' – Muslims Will Kill Jews On Judgment Day; 'Do Not Tell Me That Palestine Is The Country Of The Jewish [People]'
In his Friday, December 8, 2017 sermon titled "Our Duties Towards Al-Quds [Jerusalem]" at the Tajweed Institute's Houston, Texas branch, the institute's imam and founder Sheikh Raed Saleh Al-Rousan focused on U.S. President Trump's December 6 Jerusalem declaration, said, speaking in a combination of Arabic and English, that the Jews "killed the Prophets and the Messengers of Allah" and went on to cite the widely quoted Hadith stating that on Judgment Day, the Muslims will kill the Jews: "My brothers, the Prophet Muhammad brought the good tidings, when he said: 'Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Muslims will kill the Jews, and the Jews will hide behind the stones and the trees, [which] will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him... This is the promise of Allah." He added: "The hour [i.e. Judgment Day] will not start until Muslims fight the Jews there, in Palestine." He also said that since "Britain brought Jewish [people] from different countries to live in Palestine... do not tell me that Palestine is the country of the Jewish [people]." The Tajweed Institute was founded in Florida by Sheikh Al-Rousan in 2013, and the Houston branch was opened in mid-2017. The video of the sermon was posted by the Tajweed Institute on its Facebook and YouTube accounts.
Raed Al-Rousan: "[The Jews] killed the Prophets and the messengers of Allah. They did not accept any religion, and they even changed the Torah. They became enemies of each other and they fought each other, brothers and sisters. Go and read the history."
"Nowadays, they say: You know, we have been living in Palestine for thousands of years. After the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate, they were able to... Britain entered and did what it did in Palestine, and they brought the Jews, and now they are bringing Jews from all corners of the earth. They are amassing their multitudes over there. So after, you know, the Ottoman kingdom... After it was ended... Britain, who made that agreement, brought Jewish [people] from different countries to live in Palestine. So do not tell me that Palestine is the country of the Jewish [people]. No!
"And Solomon, and the Temple... When did Solomon come, anyway? This is after... you know... the Prophets, you know, Solomon and David... So we speak about… you know, not in the early time, not in the early time. These are the facts that we need to know and understand, brothers and sisters. So yes, Trump was mistaken
"My brothers, the Prophet Muhammad brought the good tidings, when he said: 'Judgment day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Muslims will kill the Jews, and the Jews will hide behind the stones and the trees, and the stones and the trees will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him, except for the Gharqad tree, which is one of their trees. This is the promise of Allah.
"The hour [i.e. Judgment Day] will not start until Muslims fight the Jews there, in Palestine. And they know that fact. The Muslims will have victory. Jews will hide behind the trees and the stones, and the stones and the trees will call the Muslims: 'Oh Muslim, come, there is a Jew behind me,' except for a kind of tree called 'Gharqad,' and, Allah be praised, they try to plant a lot of this Gharqad there, because they know these facts, brothers and sisters. But they are trying to delay it."
"A Jewish soldier once told one of my friends: 'Do you know when you are going to have victory upon us? Do you know when your God will give you victory?' He said: 'No, I don't know.' He said: 'When you guys will be in the same numbers in the dawn prayers and the Friday prayers.'
"They know, but they are trying to put all the obstacles in front of us, because they do not want us to be religious, they don't want us to know our religion.
"All these games in the Muslim and Arab countries are from them. They do not want a Muslim leader. Look at what happened in Egypt. They don't want a Muslim leader, because they know what will happen."