Migration To Abyssinia

Abdulbary Yahya

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In Alhamdulillah,

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Allah Himanshu Rory and fusina Malina, Maria de la sala Mandala,

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Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah illallah wa

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Jalla wa shadow Ana Mohammed Abu rasuluh Yeah.

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La hapa to party while at Amazon Illa and to Muslim Moon. Yeah Johan nashotah Pura

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Vida wahala coming has been humare john and Kathy era one is

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At Kitab Allah will hire Alhaji Haji Mohammad in Salalah alayhi wa sallam wish

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to have a coup d'etat in VEDA, vocalization, Bala,

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America,

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the land of immigrants.

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We know that

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many Muslims in the 50s before and after, came to America, to some people, some Muslims came to get educated. They came for education, they came to universities. But you know, a lot of them came with the intention of returning back to their countries eventually going back to work in their countries. But what happened when they arrived here was that they became too over educated

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for their own countries. And so they ended up staying here. Today,

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we're going to speak about the hedger of the Muslims,

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to Abyssinian to help usher

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in a time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.

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In the fifth year, after revelation,

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from the beginning,

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many started accepting Islam. And during those years in the middle of their fourth and fifth year, there are a number of Muslims increase greatly. And so

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the Quraysh the Americans also felt very, they felt

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that this was a threat. And this was a great problem. And one of the ways that they tried to take care of it was to persecute the the Muslims, men and women, young and old, and they persecuted them in many ways.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu wasallam

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because of the great persecution, Allah Subhana, Allah allowed and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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ordered and allowed the Muslims to leave Mecca to habitat habitat was avicennia. Now why did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam choose habitat? Why did he choose habitat, what he chose habitat because inhabit

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there was a king,

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the king of habitat was

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known as an Apache then the joshy.

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He was a very just King, and thus, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them that this was the land in which the people were just what they wish the king was just and that they couldn't find they could find a place where they can settle and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala freely

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during this year also Allah subhanho wa Taala prepared the Muslims and he revealed Surah Al Qaeda

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in Serato calf Allah subhanho wa Taala

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speaks about

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the youth

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speaks about a group of youth who lived in a very oppressive society and non Muslim society is a society in which the king was oppressing them. And so they ran away to a cave and Allah subhanho wa Taala

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by His mercy took care of them

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them. And 300 years later, 300 years later, they came out of the cave. And everybody had, you know, the whole society had totally changed already.

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And so, Allah subhanho wa Taala prepared the Muslims, by speaking about the youth in the the people in the cave. And also another Sora was revealed to prepare the Muslims for this trip. And that was sort of a medium in which Allah subhanho wa Taala informed and told the Muslims about

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what the most what we believe concerning a sad no Miriam Prophet Isa alayhi salam. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala prepared the Muslims by revealing these two sources, and Allah subhanho wa Taala also,

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by the end of the Surah Surah tilaka. Also,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala taught the Muslims in the story of Musa and fidor

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when that appearance isn't everything,

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you might think that there is

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a loss here, but hidden behind it is a great game. And so that's what that was another lesson for the Muslims in preparation for the trip to habitat before going to habitat, and also awesome Hamlet Allah, also on the promise, the Muslims are believers.

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In the story, there are nine, that in the end, Allah subhanho wa Taala will give this

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religion to whomsoever He wills. And this

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this, this was the preparation for the profit for the for the Muslims to go, and what lessons can we take from some of this, to apply to the times that we are living in right now. First of all, if we are living in a society in which there are Christians and Jews, we have to learn what how to speak to them. We have to learn the you know what their beliefs are, and what Islam says about such beliefs. And that's why Allah Subhana Allah revealed, sort of meriam during this time to prepare the Muslims when they go meet

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a society of Christians, that they have a background and they can speak to the Christians about a sub memoriam Alayhi Salam and their beliefs,

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the beliefs of the Christians and the people who are inhabited during that time. So

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in leaving

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the Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah has also told, you know, the people to leave, and allowed them to leave the people who left were not just the weak people, they were from all parts of the parish, or tribes and all clans have the footage amongst them as a matter of now fondo de la vida and his wife, the daughter of the Prophet sallallahu someone will pay you a lot the Aloha Anna, and when they left,

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you have to when they left,

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they arrived in

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heaven Basha, they arrived in Abyssinian. And in other senior,

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they found a place for them, that the king was just and allowed them to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the Quraysh were not happy.

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They didn't just leave them. So this there's a lesson here and then we learn and that the non Muslims, no matter where you are, they will not be pleased with you. Even if you've left the country.

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And those who are against, you know, against La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, they will fight with all and they will go against you with all the wealth and effort

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to try to take you away from Islam. And we know that

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even though they are in a different place, they weren't even comfortable when they tried to bring them back. And that's why the Porush they sent

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us

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to bring the Muslims back

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from from the digestion.

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And so

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when he arrived,

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he also brought very precious gifts and presence. And one of the greatest things, one of the things that they loved, and one of the things that Mecca was known for, you know, like nowadays we have, if you speak about electronics, what country do you think of?

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Japan, right? We're speaking about maybe

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Cheese, what do you think of

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Switzerland or Wisconsin or France or something like that, right? If you're

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or watches you'd say Switzerland, right Swiss watches. But in Mecca during that time, what was Mecca known for? What did they have that people liked?

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They have leather goods. And so this these leather goods that they had,

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what was something that was, you know, valued during that time, it was coming in, especially if it was coming from Mecca, especially when it was coming from Mecca. So,

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alas, he came to

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before, before speaking to the king,

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before speaking to the king, he went individually, to the leaders and the ministers who are around the king.

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And he tried to speak to them,

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he tried to speak to them and convince them before that he would give them presents, and he told them, he said, Listen, tomorrow, you know, this, so this is bribery. The method of bribery was used here, he tried to bribe the ministers who are around the king.

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And the main thing that they really wanted to do, I'm going to ask what he really wanted to do was not allow the king to speak to the Muslims.

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In so he told them, he told the people in the ministers and the people around the king, if,

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if I meet the king tomorrow, when I asked for them, to be brought back to Mecca, tell them that, you know, our people know there are people that people are Mecca, they know these people better than, than us better than than the king. So just return them back to them. In In other words, you know, do not listen to the Muslims.

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And so this is another another lesson that you know, as Muslims, as Muslims,

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when we speak, right, when, when the, you know, our side of the story, sometimes gets watered down or gets blacked out, totally. And they don't want to hear the Muslim side of the story. And that's why when you see the news, and anything that happens, you look at the news,

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you will never see in the news in the media, anything showing that Muslims are suffering, even though they might be suffering very gravely, they might be in very difficult situations. But try to look in the news for just pictures or videos that show Muslim suffering. They won't show that at all. You won't see that Why? Because if they see it, it might change the public opinion. And so you don't want anything. They don't they don't they don't want that. So from the beginning.

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I'm gonna ask during this time, he wasn't Muslim. He didn't accept Islam yet. But he

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so he tried to make sure that the king did not speak to the Muslims. Now the king though,

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was very just

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the king though was very just

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and

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the Muslims that went they were in the person that was in charge. Was Jaffa

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Jaffa, Abner be Tada. Now Jennifer Vitaly draw the line Whoa.

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Whenever, you know, whenever there was any problems or discussion, of course, he was their leader. And

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anything that happened, of course, he was the spokesman.

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And this is another thing, another lesson that we can take and learn from the Muslims and Habesha and that is the Muslims and how

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they were organized.

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And when something happens, they get together and consult and so that's why when I'm gonna ask him

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Jaffa maybe gathered the Muslims. And he spoke to them. He said, you know what you and they were discussing what they should say to the king, before they met him. And when they decided, of course, to just tell them tell the Muslim tell the non Muslims or tell the Najafi the truth. You know, don't try to water anything down like that. Just tell it the way it is. And the best way possible.

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Sell it the way it is in the best way possible. And so when it was time to speak

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When it was time to speak, it was Jaffa butala that spoke for the Muslims. What lesson can we learn from this besides organization? The Why are we speaking about this situation? habitica it's because these people,

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they are living in a non Muslim country,

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non Muslim country, just like we are now living in a non Muslim country. And some people, you know, they don't realize the importance of organization, and having leadership, strong leadership. And when somebody comes and speaks about Islam, you know, if you don't know something, don't just blabber, if the media comes to you, and so forth, tell them to speak to people who have knowledge, and tell them to speak to people who know about Islam, and who can say things properly. Because, you know, they can use these words in the media, against the Muslims. And it might be just a very, very ignorant Muslim, who doesn't even know what he's saying. But the thing is, they don't understand

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that this is an ignorant Muslim, and this is a scholar, and they will use this. And so that's why we are approached, if you don't know, just avoid them, and don't say anything, if you don't know, and tell them to go to people who do have who can't speak. So as Muslims, we should be united in this term in this matter, when something happens when a big when something big happens.

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The leader should get together and unite and choose a spokesperson to speak on behalf of the Muslims that they should at least know to give the correct opinion, correct point about Islam, and let the other people know the media know.

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Because we're living you know, living in a non Muslim society like such, this is what this is a lesson that we can take from from the situation here. And so the messenger, you know, so Jaffa Abbey palabra, de la Hondo,

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Amro know us. The first thing that he said,

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the first thing that he said to the king was, he said, Indeed, these people,

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these people have come.

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They are the youth in the fools and mecca of Mecca.

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They are the youth in the fools of Mecca, they have left our religion, and they haven't entered your religion. They are not part of us. And we're not part of you neither.

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And in other words, he's trying to say these people are not like you. And they have left us rebelled against the ways of the forefathers, and we know them better. So let them let us take them back to Mecca. Let us take them back to Mecca. And so when I'm gonna I'm gonna ask

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of course, before even approaching, he had already given them given the joshy very nice and fine leather. And

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then the joshy because he was just he said, You know, I'm not going to do anything until I hear from them. And so you asked the Muslims to speak. And again, who came up? It was john for them to be a thought leader in Russia. And he said, when he asked me, he said, What's this? My shot in Oklahoma has had the dean at the time. He said, What's your issue? What's your affair? And what what is it that is going on? And what is it that you worship? What religion is that you follow? And so john Philip, who

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tells, then a judge, he says, indeed, in the continental US now, we used to worship statues and idols, when that could have made them and we would eat dead animals that were not slaughtered properly. Notice some of the things that he says. And he says we immediately he's mentioning

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the things that also the Christians

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that are that is also against the Christian religion. Of course the Christians don't worship idols. Right? Either worshipping is not permissible in Christianity or Judaism, or any of the deen that has been revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so he knows this. And so

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what he's doing is starting with things that they have in common. So he says, In cunanan Abdullah snam, we used to worship idols, and we couldn't Mater and we used to eat animals that were slaughtered properly. And of course, the Christians during that time, they also slaughtered the animals.

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And they, you know, they had rituals and slaughtering just like we do, and when, when that till for life, and we would go and commit fornication and adultery with him, and also we would cut relations with our relatives, and we would harm people and

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You know, the the nobles, the the rich people would harm the weak, and so forth. And so, and then Allah Subhana, Allah sent as a prophet, a messenger, who ordered us to stay to worship Allah alone, into lead worship, worshipping of statues, and to enjoin relations, and not to harm people. And he ordered us to do good. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala

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gave us light, and gave us this religion. And

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then the joshy, then asked

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Java, Navy pilot, to recite of that which has been revealed. And so john for the Navy pilot, project Ohio, he recited sort of Maria and so and

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when he decided, then the joshy, because of his clean heart, he said, and he cried, upon hearing it, he said in the head of the major IB, and he said, the afro German mishmash gotten wider, he said, Indeed, this is what this is the same sort this is this, in which he has been he has just beside it is coming from the same source. This is coming from the same source. And so

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the joshy, left them alone. The joshy left him alone, and they went,

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but I'm gonna ask about the alojado. This time, he wasn't Muslim, but alas. He he went back and started reflecting. And he said, You know what, I have something that will take care of the Muslims once and for all.

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And so he approached the Najafi again. And he said, Do you know what they say about Isaiah, about Jesus? Do you know what they say about Jesus? And do you know that what they say about Jesus? And so he asked him, What did they What did they say about Jesus?

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And so I'm Robin Ross has asked them

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what they say about Jesus.

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Because he also he's also he's very, is he's a very smart

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person, politically, also, he's very eloquent speaker at the same time, he knows what to say. And so the joshy The next day, called the Muslims back out again. And the Muslims again, when all of these things are happening, they're scared, but they're always consulting with, they're leaving. And they're always consulting upon what to say. And Jeff would have never thought about the lawn every single time he says, You know what, we're going to tell them just the way it is.

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In other words, whatever the prophets, Allah has taught us, whatever is in the Quran, then word, that's what we're going to tell him. And so as Muslims also, wherever we have, you know, in the Quran and Sunnah, when we're in situations like this, we seek the best way to say it the best way, but at the same time, you don't need to water down and change. And, you know, change what we, you know, change the words in the Quran and the Sunnah. And so, then he called them again,

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the next day, and he asked them, and again, he said, he recited the is, of course, you know, the is

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absurd, Maria and telling the pot telling him what he said, No, he had no money and was. And at that, of course, he told immediately, you know, Afterwards, he told them, after saying that, after knowing that the most what the Muslims say, but it's up to Mario, that he is only a servant. And that, you know, they also Muslims also believed, believe in the,

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in the miracle Birth of a salary, Sam.

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And he'll he left him. So as Muslims. When we're living in a society, we were contacted by non Muslims, how should you count how what's the first thing that you speak that speak to them about?

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You look for the things that we have in common.

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Look for the things that we have in common. For example, if they're gonna speak to you about Islam, or speak to you about, you know, ask you about Islam. One of the things that you can say to them

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immediately is say that, you know, what, not a single Muslim, a Muslim is not a Muslim

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until he believes in Jesus.

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So, no Muslim is a Muslim, he believes in Jesus. And then a lot of people don't realize and they don't realize that Muslims believe in you know, there are a lot of ignorant people out there. Like, you know, I remember on the bus one time when I was in high school,

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I was reading, you know, I was memorizing, were reading the Quran and you know how you know,

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When you read the Quran, I didn't really read silently. Because, you know, they had sometimes they would bring like boom boxes

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in the back, and they would have rap music, things like that. And I would try it was very difficult. But then they had that. And then I would just read the Quran.

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Like read and the people not really loud, the people close to me would be able to hear, like, was this chanting and humming that you're saying and so it gets their attention. And then immediately they try to talk to me. I said, You know, I can't talk to you because opening up turning on all this rap music, I can't just turn it off or not speak. And so like if the whole bus is listening. And first thing I started to read, so as you start to read so Mario, nice, tell them you know, every single Muslim is in every single Muslim has to believe in Jesus, any Muslim who doesn't believe in Jesus is not is not a Muslim? Then they go, Oh, I thought you guys why don't you guys worship

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Muhammad? Or some God name? I don't know what it is a law or something like that? No, we worship the Creator, the same God that sent Jesus as a prophet and messenger. And so you know, during this time, the whole bus was listening. But you know what, there are some Muslims on the bus. And you know, the worst, you know what the worst part of it, many of those Muslims were embarrassed.

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Like, they were embarrassed, like they were trying to hide their faces. They say, I'm not associated with this guy.

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You know, it's like, they're embarrassed, like maybe that, you know, this isn't high school. So they're, they don't want to say, well, this guy's weird. I'm not I don't know this guy, you know. So I realized I was looking around as I was seeing them that the turning away, but you see, as Muslims, you know, we have the truth. And when you have the truth, he shouldn't be shy and bashful to speak about it. Shouldn't be shy and bashful to speak about the only people who are shy and bashful or afraid. Or those who are lying. When you lie, you should be afraid, but you have the truth. He shouldn't be afraid. And so

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the lesson when he was new on that bus, then many people on that bus, nothing happened in that bus there on that day. But you know, after I graduate from Medina, I came back. I think a couple more seven people from that bus became Muslim. I realized later on, and one of the people they said, I really still remember the situation. This one This one girl in the back in the back in the back. She was like, very, she was like very famous. Because her brother, her brother was a great big rapper. Like I think this is this is a brother was like, forgot his name. So it makes a lot. I don't know, you guys, this is old time.

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Anyways, if you don't know it's better for you anyways.

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Anyways, people really respected her, you know, and she said, You know what? I would accept Islam. This, I would accept this lamp. But you know what? I can't leave bacon in the morning. Well, it's good. Like, you know how they're speaking, right? I can't be leaving that bacon in the morning. I gotta have bacon for breakfast. Then I said, I asked. I said, is bacon really good? You know, I haven't had bacon. Yeah, it's good. It's the grub is what they used to use the grub. And so I told them, you know, it's so good. It's really good. But would you trade it would you get would you? If you, if you were to be given paradise, or Lee bacon, what would you What would you leave bacon for

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that? says, Yeah, if I've promised something in Paradise, well, maybe it's so good. That's a test frame. You leave it you have paradise.

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And so this is what I said to her. I don't know what happened to her. But some of the other friends who are with me somewhere like they were like two, two others. Two or three others were on the football team that they later on, they accepted Islam. I know, I know them personally. And, you know, but you know, sometimes you just leave a seat. You know, you just do whatever you can, and live as a Muslim, in a society. Don't try to hide things. And don't try to say you know this and that, but be educated

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about the society and be smart and be wise and that's why I lost my hand with Allah revealed for Maria when the Muslims before they left, so that they can learn and also the non Muslims.

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When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to Habesha, this was something it wasn't something that is,

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you know, this took an innovative mind, a very innovative mind to think of this mean to let the Muslims cross the sea to go to a faraway land, to go to a faraway land and cross the sea, all the way to habitat. This was something very innovative, and as a Muslim.

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You have to think very far when it comes to dharma. Don't be short sighted.

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The prophets of Allah have some sent the Muslims to have a shot. Some people think it's just it was just to escape persecution. It isn't

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Wasn't justice to escaped persecution. It was part of the strategy of Dawa.

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If it was just to escape persecution, after the hedgerow to Medina, the prophet somebody would have ordered all of them to go back to Medina. But no there are groups of Muslims the Muslims were still many Muslims were still inhabit even during the battle budget during the battle hood, and it wasn't until the seventh year

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until high bar

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until the time of arrival that the prophets Allah ism ordered until after the victory fiber

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that are the prophets on them ordered the Muslims to come. And it wasn't at that time that Jaffa Vitali came back and to stay with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And that's why he said, I don't know what I'm more happy of. Whether it's the victory at labor, or the meeting of Jaffa Abbey party, why did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or leave the Muslims in heaven?

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For all those times? Why? Because this was the backup plan.

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This was the backup plan. If Medina for some reason, you know, it wasn't it wasn't so successful, you would still have some Muslims. And if something happened to the Muslims in Mecca, they were still they were still some Muslims in a different different land that were free to worship in the could carry the message still. So as Muslims, we should think far, we shouldn't be short sighted, we should be fun, you know, she think far. And we shouldn't just think about, you know, our local area only, you know, you, you start locally, but think globally.

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Start in your area locally, but think globally all the time as Muslims. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he even he was always thinking about the well being of the people there. And that's why when Habiba when she came back, and she came to Medina, the Prophet lavalas, and married her, because she had lost her husband. And the profit, some of the bodies was always asking about them. So as Muslims,

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you work, we know that all Muslims are brothers, we work locally, do as much as we can. But we're always thinking globally also, thinking about the Muslims all over. And, you know, think not just about yourself, but also the generation that will come later on afterwards. And also have every time you have a plan and do something, always have a backup plan. Like the prophet SAW them when he sent them to Habesha, this was this was one of the this was the backup plan also. And so.

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And in America,

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when we're living in America, when we, a lot of us, we are here, we have come here, we'd left our countries, it might be due to persecution, and a lot of us we want to, you know, come back, many of us are thinking about returning back to our countries, and many of us, we want to stay but the reasons you have to understand also sometimes

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it doesn't really matter, you have to think wherever you are,

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wherever you are, try to make the best of the situation that you have. And ask Allah subhana wa tada to put you in a place where you can benefit and you can benefit others, you can benefit, you can benefit others, not any specific place, but we can benefit and benefit others. I remember,

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you know, when, when I was in Medina, I didn't want to go back to Cambodia, or Vietnam at all. I mean, this is a very poor country, they don't have any bathrooms or anything like that, you know, and their houses, they just go to the river. It's not it's very poor. And it's like, I remember reading them when I was there during that time. You know, the condition is a lot better now. But the average salary for some of the villages was like $36 a year.

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I'm not talking about money is a yearly annual salary is $36, which is what some of you guys want some of us making an hour or two or just a couple hours here. That was like, the whole year, it's enough for the whole year, they had that, you know, and they worked whatever they did, it was enough for them. And so it was a very poor country and I didn't want to go in I didn't really want to go back. But you know, I wanted to do as I always made the Yama it doesn't matter where I am, doesn't matter where on earth you put me, but put me in a place where I can benefit and I can benefit other people also

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ask them lots of Panama to benefit other people also. And Allah Subhana Allah sent me all the way down there. Alhamdulillah there are a lot, there's a lot that will project and things like that, that were started. But you know, in your heart, sometimes you don't really want it. And so sometimes you might be here, it might be difficult, but you have to understand we are at the forefront of the Muslim oma Muslim woman, that one Muslim woman right now. We're at the front line.

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When it comes to the data, and so, there are many lessons, you know, that we can learn and take in inshallah. And many of the people meaning the Muslims, I mean, the scholars, you know, they didn't elaborate so much on fifth of a Kalia to minorities, the scholars, you will read the books of faith. You know, they didn't like to speak about things that were, you know, hypothetical too much. You know, and they didn't face many issues related to a living with non Muslims because many of them were living with Muslims, even though the HDS issues were covered, but they were not elaborated. And so this is an area that's very much needed.

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And we have many lessons from the Sierra the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, especially the time in which the prophets Allah lives in Islam, it was in Mecca, how did they treat Muslims and for example, there were times there are many interactions with non Muslims. And sometimes the non Muslims were helping the Muslims. Like when you know, like his uncle, I would thought it and also the Muslims from Benny Hashem and Benny Abdulmutallab from his own clan, even though they weren't Muslims, they still stood together with the Muslims, when they had the sanction against the Muslims when the sanction came, but they stood together with the Muslims. So how do you think that those

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people you know, in the the mountain pass, who are with the Muslims, Muslims every time they looked at them just because they're non Muslims, they're like, you know, scolded them and look badly towards them? Like, you know, some Muslims nowadays?

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And, you know, the, how did the Prophet treated Muslims, non Muslims who are good to the Muslims? How did they treat them? And so there are many lessons we can take from Chela, we're gonna elaborate more on the lectures to come. And with that in sha Allah subhanho wa Taala. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to teach us

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that which benefits us and benefited from that which he has taught us, which is that there was an Aloha and a Vina Mohammed while he was