Islamic Reformation

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Abdul Wahab Saleem

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Sania Kohli, or visit any ailment or visit or visit any alma alohomora Ilana Delta who Salah

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either, Sara Firstly, it's a pleasure for me to be here before you. And it is in fact a great opportunity for me to address this blessitt audience. It is something that I had longed for for a long time to be able to come back to Pakistan. I haven't been here for about 20 years. And the last, I remember of Pakistan was, you know, things that I really cannot remember because I was not old enough to remember at that point, except fragments of memories.

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Though I don't have many relatives in Karachi, a lot other brought me to Karachi alone, I was supposed to go to other cities as well. But by the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala, I came here, alone. And the topic of my discussion

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is a topic that I've picked out for you specifically, because it's a topic that I think is very, very relevant to your lives, and the people of this country. And that is the topic of reform. And that is the topic of, of bringing back within the Omar the glory that we once had,

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as mentioned earlier by

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others as well,

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that there is a glorious past that we want us to have, there is a glorious past, which we all look at and become awestruck when we try to look into and ponder the many things and achievements that our predecessors have accomplished. But the reality is that today, we're not living that past any longer. Today, we're not living in the same times that the books have written about and people have written about within the books. Today, we're living in a time where perhaps the Muslim Ummah, despite being one of the largest nations in the world, in numbers, we perhaps are one of the weakest nations and oppressed and suppressed by others.

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And for people who are such large in numbers, it is very easy for us to rise again. But what we need to understand is the map and the route for us to rise again to the station that Allah subhanho wa Taala had one given once given us and granted us and that is the station of completion. You see, towards the end of the day of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had been given a verse, which was in reality, a verse which showed us the perfection of this faith, and the fact that Allah subhana wa tada has perfected and completed what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had been granted of legacy of what he have revelation of sadhana of

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hikma of wisdom and so forth. And that was the ayah in which Allah subhanho wa Taala told us that le oma committed to lacantina comm today I have perfected for you Oh people your religion. Well, it's meant to equanimity and I have further perfected my blessing upon you Oh people as well. So Allah subhanho wa Taala had perfected their religion by the advent of the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, towards the end of that adventerous and Allah subhanho wa Taala had perfected the blessing as well that he had granted to the oma to Mohammed Salah while he was a lamb thereafter. And Allah continued and he told us that Allah is pleased for us by having Islam as our faith and our

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religion. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased that we understand and adopt or adopt Islam in all of our practices or adopt all of our practices to Islam. And consider Islam the Supreme, that no other object, no other ideology, no other thoughts. No other idea can supersede. You see, my dear brother, my dear sister, when this verse was revealed,

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not long after, did a man from amongst the Jews come to a little bit of hyperbole Allahu taala. And he said, there are multiple hubbub that you have within your books you have within your scripture

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A revelation that if we were to get that revelation, we would consider that day to be a day that we rejoice in our day we ended up taking as an read literally, as he said.

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And he said, What is that verse? So he replied back and told him the verse and formidable hubbub said I know exactly where this was revealed upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it was revealed to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in arafa. And it was revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of Juma and that shows us that this verse, this revelation that was coming to the prophets all along while he was setting them, it was important enough for Allah subhanho wa Taala to send down this revelation in one of the greatest days and that is the day of Allah for the single greatest state, and that it was the day of Juma and last messenger

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam revealed a loss, messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received these ideas from the revelation of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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So these are really, really powerful and strong ayat, and I start off my subject. Because when we whenever we speak about the topic of reform and reformation, immediately people start to bring within their minds ideas, which perhaps weren't there historically, and to some a reform or a reformation or deji deed, is a reformation we're in something new is being brought within the religion. But we say no, Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah has perfected the religion. And after perfection, there's only defect. And that's why a poet by the name of Abu Abu Baba, used to say the cliche in his ama de mano persona, that for every single thing, once it's become perfected, it

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starts to go, and it starts to sink towards defect, whether you want to believe it, or he insano. And a man should never become diluted by the ease and the comfort of life that he's been given. So the point is, that he was saying that after something has become perfect, it starts to go towards defect. You see, you eat food, you feel satiated, you drink water, you feel satiated, you're no longer hungry, you're no longer thirsty.

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After some time, you start to become hungry yet again, you start to become thirsty yet again, A Tree Grows if it hasn't been watered, if a tree grows, if it is not getting ample sunlight, what happens to this tree, that tree also starts to not be the same anymore. Not the way it used to be anymore, not as green as it used to be, not perhaps fruit bearing as it once used to be, and so forth. Right? When you water this tree, when you satiate your needs, when you when you do anything, to try to maintain something, even your cars are driving, you need to put gas in it right? You need to do an oil change. When you continue to maintain whatever you've been given, it will continue to run and it

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will continue to run adequately, right. And so similarly, Allah subhanho wa Taala has made the religion, the life with which we live with which our souls live with the nourishment with which we nourish our souls. And in order for us to ensure that this religion is continuing to serve the same task, Allah subhana wa tada placed within it, the mechanism of reformation. And that is not a mechanism that artificially needs to be practiced by people, Allah subhana wa tada has already placed that mechanism within the religion. And that is found within the hadith of Buddhahood, authentic hadith, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in the La Jolla, but I

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thought he could leave me at sanity mailjet de la Dena, that Allah Subhana Allah Allah sends, at the beginning of every 100 years, a person who ends up reforming the religion for this ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They said, 100 years, why 100 years, because you see, if we look at every 100 years, for the most part, within the timeframe of 100 years, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it such that the grandparents are there, and their children come and their children come as well, right. And normally, within three generations, the practices that were once there, they ended up changing, and that's why there's always a very severe disconnect between grandchildren and

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grandparents many times because this is move, and trends change and culture is changing, and so on and so forth. And that goes also for religion at times within the 100 years, the message and the legacy that was there at the beginning it no longer remains and that's why what do we say? The Sahaba, that Iberian and the WWE right there after you need people who will come who will be able

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to renovate the religion that was once already there.

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And when does this 100 year start? Okay,

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according to some of the scholars and I will not get into the details of it, but according to some of the scholars it starts from the moment when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said this hadith because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it, and the clock started to tick at that moment, and we have records that likely the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said this right towards the end of his life, okay? And that would mean that the very first person who had been sent by Allah subhana wa tada to be a reformist within this oma would be Abu Bakar radi Allahu taala. No. And that is because right after the death of the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam,

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there was a lot of problems that started to surface immediately after, there's people who started to deny as a god, there was people who started to apostate there was people who were unsure about the death of Rasulullah sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam and so on and so forth. Abu Bakar came and they were unsure about who also the hereafter should be given to. And so he came and many in the many of these occasions, he ended up clarifying the misconceptions that were faster rising. So I will bet that all the along with the other one who was this first performance, and thereafter came many people who reformed the religion from the angles were in that otha occurred, were in the religion

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started to perhaps need renovation, you have a building, remember a sort of loss of a long way earlier said let me compared Islam to a building booney al Islam Allah Thompson, right. So, whenever Time passes along with the passage of time you do need renovation, Allah has placed within the religion the mechanism of that, and that is by sending people who will do this. Now one may say that sure there is renovation? Sure. Allah subhana wa tada does send people who renovate?

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Why is this topic of paramount importance to us today.

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The reason why this topic is of paramount importance to us today is for two reasons. And I address you with this topic in a very engaged way. And with many reasons in mind, all of which I can't list but at least one I will say. And that is because or two. And that is because number one,

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there are those who call to a read a renovation or a reformation today. And they do that loud and clear. And in the name of reformation. They end up uprooting the very practices that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had brought to us and he had placed upon that very solid foundation, this religion in the name of reformed reformation. And then this hadith is quoted in order for them to support their agenda of what they call to the reformation, but in reality, it is the destruction of faith. Because as some of the stuff they used to say, badimo Islami God was ready to hope that everything old in Islam is new, and everything new will always remain old as well. So, there is no

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new things that Allah subhanho wa Taala has permitted to come within the framework of this religion. However, those things which happen to be contextual, those things which happen to be relative to you know, a certain context, they will change definitely, from a context or context from a place to place, right.

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Whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala has not codified already predefined already. Those are the things within the religion which are considered contextual, everything else, Allah subhana wa Taala has already defined for us. So if someone is bringing something new to the faith, in reality, they're bringing something which happens to be an innovation within this faith. The process of bringing about a true reform within this faith is to bring the faith back to what it used to be during the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and what the messenger sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam had left this faith at, okay. That is a Dutch deed and that, by the way, is found within the word as

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well. Because the work that deed is more like renovation, that means the body of faith is already there. You have to try to work towards renovating those things that people have forgotten. You have to try to rejuvenate the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu where it was setting them to try to implement it by implementing that within your life as well. Number two, and the second very important idea is the fact that Allah when he said that Allah sends at the beginning of every 100 years mailjet da da da da da who

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Will rejuvenate revive, reformed this religion for the oma Allah subhanho wa Taala use the word men, okay. And if we look at Osan ship, man is amongst the ways that we can have generality. And that means that

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Allah Subhana Allah Allah can send us more than one person and it doesn't have to be one person. There can be more than one person in more than one place in more than one location. Perhaps in one single location. Allah subhana wa tada allows for more than one person to be there who will try to bring this faith back to how the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had loved it upon the completion. And the conclusion of the revelation from Allah Buddha is that he was Yoda. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said mailjet de toda Dena. And that's why even in the past, at many different portions of history, some of the self had said that that person in that

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country was a reformist, and that another person, another scholar, in another country happened to be a reformist as well. And when we think about reformation, don't think only about reformation of religion, meaning and knowledge and so on and so forth. Even though that happens to be the primary key to reformation. When we think about reformation, they say you have to think about a number of things. You think about belief, okay? And belief is much greater or larger of a term than what the word RP that has been simplified to. And that is simply theological debates between different sects that was not meant alone by the word happy that it was much more expansive than that. Okay. So

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anything that allows us to feel an internal relation with Allah subhana wa Taala and that increases our connection to a law that is all part of our belief. Okay. Allah subhanho wa Taala hadn't limited beliefs to simply theological debates, that has its place that has this time, but along with that, there is all of the things that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us within the Koran, which increase our faith and bring us closer to Allah Allah azza wa jal. So we have to reform this angle as well. becoming closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala through the Beautiful Names of Allah Buddha is that he was recognizing Allah subhanho wa Taala through the creation that Allah subhanaw taala has

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has made for us. We're frequently Shay in law, who if they don't know Allah, and as a poet says that in every single thing you can find a sign from which you can recognize that Allah is at one Jalil is in fact, one, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say in a Hadith, the roofie Allah Allah wa kuruvilla and this is the authentic hadith, the prophet SAW, Selim used to say, think about the bounties and the best blessings, and all of the beautiful things that are lost of what Allah has granted and created, and don't necessarily think about the existence of Allah. Right, because shaytan comes to a person and he says, that you weren't, you weren't, you came into existence

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through their birth, from this particular mother and so on and so forth. And that person came into existence through there and so on and so forth, all the way till it ends to Adam. Adam was created by Allah Who created a law. This is a trick that a THON plays with the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala at that time, at times, and the prophets of Salaam had given us the guidance to seek refuge in Allah at that moment. Fung Shui Thawne the occurs. So the profits SLM told us the way to rejuvenate and revive that faith within us is by looking at the blessings and bounties of Allah or Buddha to Jarrah and that's why many times when Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to recognize him his

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existence, His power, His Majesty, he always tells us about the Iraq War fee unphysical and within your souls, look at the the Hulk somehow it will look at the creation of the heavens and the the earth because that will naturally make you understand the existence of Allah subhana wa tada and realize the existence of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You see, sometimes information alone is not enough. We are creatures that Allah subhanho wa Taala has pre created based on emotions. We are creatures that Allah subhana wa tada has created based on minds as well. Okay. And for some people, intellectual stimulation works better for other people, emotions work better for other people, a

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balance of two is required. And that's why when Allah subhanaw taala addresses us in the Quran, Allah subhana wa tada capitalizes on the emotions and Allah subhana wa Taala capitalizes on on things which will stimulate the intellect as well.

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Within one page, you'll find a little bit of everything questions that you asked for which you have to research immediately you have tears, suddenly you're smiling and so on and so forth.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala placed the perfect balance within his book for us to understand the type of belief system that is required for us to get closer to Allah Buddha is the one

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that is the first thing.

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And the second thing is the actions and practice as well. The practice that Allah subhanho wa Taala has, has placed within the shadow or Deen within the the different legislations of our religion. The practice which Allah subhanho wa Taala had showed us the perfect way to implement of it through the guidance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that practice also needs to be rejuvenated, that practice also needs to be revived, you know, within this another many things that if we look at their practice in one way and totally other if we look at some of the practices that occur within our cultures, right, one of the practices that occurs in many cultures out there is a lot of a lot

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of sort of influence that the in laws have on the spouse of the husband or the wife and so forth, right? And a lot of problems occur there in and people start to become very nosy in their relationships with one another. We look at the sooner Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did an act like this with the husband of her of her of his son or his daughter followed him out of the alone to Atlanta. He walked in one day there was some sort of problem that occurred between Fatima and Ali, the prophets Allah long where it was said live he dealt with it in a very, very beautiful manner. He said we are is your cousin, even though it's her

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husband allows messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is mentioning a relationship which can be severed through severance that occurs sometimes within marriages, right?

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So he says Where is your cousin? So she said me and him had a problem and he walked away? Ghana, Albania, Albania Hussein, for hauled of any waha Raj, he got angry, and then he just walked away. Okay, so the prophets or send them at that moment. Normally what happens with parents, right? There's wrath. How dare he do that to my daughter, right?

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I will tell him, I will show him right. What did he do? I always knew that guy was like this, right? All of those things come up. The prophet SAW Selim stayed silent. The prophets and said him stayed silent. And he said, Okay, there was someone along with him, he told them go and

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look for it. And they found early in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam treated it in a very, very beautiful, and compassion way, compassionate way, such that earlier, the Allahu taala. And who from that point onwards, he used to say that the most beloved of names, to me from this point onwards, was the name that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had given me at that moment, and that was Abu Dhabi. Abu Musab because he came to me patted him, and he said, and his, his life was a little bit dusty, because he was he was sleeping in the masjid. So he said to him, Rob, Rob, stand up to rob, oh, father of the dust. So he was just playfully speaking to him like that, from that

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point onwards. And he said, despite the anger that I had all of that settled, and I started to love rasulillah even more, and I started to love that name as the best kunia that I've ever been granted. So there's practice which needs to be revived, and evil culture needs to be we need to let go of it. That was something that we need to make of the past. And last but not least, is the jam era. Okay, what they call the Vega as well. And that is governance. And that is

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the implementation of the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala, even at the level of state and the implementation of the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala by ensuring that all of the freedoms required, but to Muslims, in order for them to practice their religion are all granted and are all there. All of these are aspects within which reform is required. And that is true. Even the first or one of the first of the reformists that was there within the normal term disease. One of the first angles that he reformed within this ummah, was what a lot of corruption started to occur, right? corruption at every single level, or motivator of disease. He fought this corruption from the very first day when

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he became the halifa of the Muslim. And that's why they said he was one of the first and the greatest of reformers, because he took all of the all of the corruption from his own personal family, but all Matawan. He was even related to them. Despite the fact that he was a relative. He didn't stand for any corruption, any sort of corruption. He tried to fix it. And you know what, the way we can fix corruption is that any single moment we are the ones that are given the power, we stop any form

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of corruption that we can and slowly but surely when we say no to corruption, Allah subhanho wa Taala will allow that corruption to decrease. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will allow for us to come back to that same station and status that Allah subhanho wa Taala had graduated the ohmmeter Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I've been given a notice for five minutes so I want to end off

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at an ayah which I believe is an ayah within the Quran, where Allah subhana wa tada also speaks of reform. In my humble reads of the Quran and the Sunnah I have found that there are two places or two words that Allah subhanho wa Taala uses for for reform, okay, or the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam uses for reform. Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the word Islam.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used the word Islam and the prophets I'll send them uses the word deed as well, reformation.

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And the place in which Allah subhana wa tada talks about reformation and I say this, because, as I said, one of the two problems that we have is the word reform is used by all the wrong people many times and the word reform is used at times for us to leave the practices that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had given us but we say no true reform is in going back to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that's why Allah subhana wa tada tells us in the Quran, when levena You must see Kunal kita those people who hold fast to this book, l kita. All right, and the word Allah subhanaw taala uses as you must see goon normally it's m circa Yun SQL, Allah says you must see goon

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and that is that they hold extremely fast there is a show dontoh Well, nothing of course there's another rewire of the eye as well we're letting him see one another camera, but this particular camera has it one levena You must see Guna bill Kitab that's how we recited well upon salaat and they also establish the prayer as well. in Milan Lee Edgerton speaking, we will not let the reward of those people who try to reform go to waste. So Allah subhana wa tada connected shrew reformation to getting connected to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you see, every single day We ask Allah subhana wa tada for guidance. We say Dino Salatin was the chemo Allah guide us to the path

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which happens to be straight. And Allah guides us on a daily basis by telling us in the very very next page that he can Kitab Laura Buffy who then Lima Turkey, that is the book there is no doubts there in and that book happens to be guidance. For those who have fear. I asked Allah subhana wa tada to grant us the defeat, to implement learn, teach, practice preach the guidance of his book, I mean a little bit alameen and in that vein, I've been asked to discuss a project that I was undertaking and that is the project of embracing Hold on, I have decided to conduct a complete defeat of the Quran. In the English language in video format 4k video and hamdulillah we started

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