10 Great Challenges Facing Every Muslim

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala hartsville NBA were more saline. Say Mohammed Ali he will be he edge my robot

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and the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful. I begin with the greeting words of paradise. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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And again, we want to bring to you the greetings from your brothers and sisters in the Toronto Canada area.

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And in that area Alhamdulillah There are over 250,000 Muslims now. And the community is growing very rapidly.

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The recent survey done in Canada and brought to the parliament showed that today in Canada In Canada

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20% of the children born in Canada today are Muslims. One in five, this is a great change because Islam was not known in the north, but through the will of Allah subhanaw taala. And the policies of the Canadian government accepting refugees from different parts of the world, our community has expanded greatly in that region.

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But with expansion,

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sometimes comes problems in growth.

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And with a community such as the one that we are blessed with, we are able to look at the problems of Muslims throughout the planet, to get the general picture of what is happening to the Muslim world. And it is important today, for us, here in America, in the West, and even in the Muslim world, that we begin to look at the whole picture, what is happening in the world.

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And we place ourselves in the proper perspective in this picture.

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This is very important because there are changes coming about. There are major atmospheric changes coming about

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in the next 10 to 20 years. According to what the scientists are predicting. We will see catastrophic changes in the environment. And people are talking about the Millennium now. They're talking about the change to the year 2000. for Muslims, it's not really a millennium because this is really 1419 after the Haggadah, so this is not our calendar, even for the Christians. According to the most authentic sources, Isa Li Salam was born around four BC. So actually the Millennium was 1996.

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But despite this, we can agree upon the fact

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that in the coming of the year 2000, we may witness an international catastrophe. And apocalypse is very possible.

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from an environmental point of view, because of what people have done with their hands, the misuse of technology, we have destroyed the ozone layer that protects our planet.

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And so with the warming of the oceans, you have El Nino,

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and now, Lavinia is another one in the family.

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And with the warming of the oceans, you see the environment change again, Canada was like Miami this year. We had the hottest summer on written record, since the Europeans came to this part of the world. And they use the system to record whether it is the hottest summer on record.

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Also, we recognize the fact that because of the destruction of the rain forests,

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only 40% of the ancient rain forests still exist on Earth.

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This is destroying the air that we breathe.

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And pollution is coming in and the doctors have many of you are doctors you recognize the fact that so many allergies are coming about in people and cancer and different types of diseases are happening within the society.

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From a social point of view,

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the families have been destroyed.

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In Canada

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we have what is called

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believe we have it in America also. Still not right.

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believe we have it in America also. Common Law

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relationships

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common law related

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friendships is when a man and a woman come together without being married under the eyes of the Creator. With no formality, they come together, and they form a family.

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Quebec, in Canada has the second highest common law rate on Earth.

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In Canada today, the common law marriages are more common than normal marriages.

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So what is happening through that is that the family is being destroyed. People are so busy today, earning money

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that we don't have time to put in with the children.

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Very rarely do we have families where the father and mother sit down and eat the meal together with their children.

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This is part of the tradition of Islam, and also other stable societies with the children have a stable home.

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This is how the transmission of language came about. The transmission of culture came about. Also, in many cases, especially in the Muslim families, it was one of the ways of the transmission of Islamic knowledge in that many of the great scholars of Islam trace their knowledge back to their mother and their father. And I said mother too, because many of the scholars, when you look at their transmission, there is not it includes women,

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in many cases, their mother.

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So the families are being destroyed, which destabilizes the younger generation. And a generation of angry people are growing up.

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And you hear it in the music, the rap music and heavy metal music, and we're talking about destruction,

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murder and violence, bizarre type of things. This is because they're angry. They're not they don't have stability.

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Also, with the introduction, or with the popularization of homosexuality, I'm going to be very straightforward with you. With the popularization of homosexuality in this society, we have changed the standards of the relationship of men to women.

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And so with this happening, which is against the laws of Allah subhanaw taala, the natural relationship of men and women, disease is breaking out. Families are destroyed.

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Other problems are developing.

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In Canada, the doctors announced there's over 40, incurable diseases, not just a few that we know. And there are other types of diseases breaking out, viruses being unleashed.

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The Prophet peace and blessings be upon them, told us an authentic idea that whenever a people

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practice sexual immorality

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and they do it openly.

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They will also appear among them diseases and famines that they did not know in the previous generations.

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Our own

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diseases will come out this is predicted by the prophet Lisa to slam

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in an economic sense, we are also at the brink of chaos. Those of you who study the economic systems of the world understand that we are close to a recession.

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The capitalist system is falling apart.

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And despite Wall Street despite the guns and the weapons of America, America has got the greatest debt of any country on Earth. Can you imagine this? Everybody in the world wants us dollars.

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But the US the American treasury department is in more debt than any country in the world. So this interest based system is only trickery.

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In the raising and falling of interest rates, devaluation of money, it's trickery.

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And so we have to realize from an external point of view, we are in a time of chaos.

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And many Muslims for a long time said Well, we're Muslims.

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And we're followers of the Prophet Mohammed Lisa to Islam is not going to bother us. The environments not going to hurt us well Muslims. But they didn't remember that the prevalence of Islam and authentic hadith reported by Abu Dawood has told us Amati Houthi he Omar tomar Houma laser la hora de bon phylloxera. Abu hanifa done

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Yeah, fitna was allowable. Well.

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In this hadith we found that the Prophet peace upon him told us this Our nation is one that has mercy on it. Its punishment is not in the next life. The punishment is in this life. fitna is allowable coteaux three categories. fitna is a very deep concept in Islam. A fitna can be a trial or tribulation, a type of punishment, or fitna can also be a test that you put under a fitna can also be a gray area, we are not sure which way to go, you don't know whether to go to the left or to the right, you're in a state of confusion. That may be one of the worst forms of fitness.

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And so that is striking our community today where some people are confused even about how to make this a lot confused about what there Islam is, and looking at each other in a strange way and a person came to me and said, and I he said, you know, can hunter fees marry Sharpies and, and questions like this and now they talk about if you're in jail, son, do you wiggle your finger? Or do you go let it stay? Or do you hold it and let out like this which one is right and which one is wrong? The Prophet peace be upon him said salute come out of it. Mooney Mousavi pray as you have seen me pray.

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And so if any of the earlier ma the folk aha has brought an authentic tradition, showing how the Prophet peace be upon him prayed, then that is acceptable amongst the Allison that will Gemma and we don't have to waste time

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in judging other Muslims or worrying about the system by which you pray, if you are following under the Alexandre Jamaat, then this is Maqbool. This is acceptable amongst the folk Aha, and the story is over.

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But a fitna makes it different. Every little thing becomes a big thing.

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And so this is another very serious issue we are under also the trials and tribulations of the society Zazzle.

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This Hadith is saying that our nation would be struck with earthquakes.

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And that can mean natural catastrophes. And we see the floods, we see the droughts, we see the earthquakes, we see the locusts and other catastrophes striking our nation and the last is cotton, we will be killed murdered.

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And in large numbers in one Hadith, the purpose of homesteading ha touch will be killed in large numbers, this is also coming about.

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So what is happening to the oma has been predicted by the properties of lucilla. So internally, we have to look at ourselves. And as Allah has told us clearly in the Quran, in the La la, you know, maybe Coleman had tell you, hey, you do ma B and foresee him, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themselves.

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And so we have to look inside of ourselves. We have to do housecleaning. You know, when spring season comes,

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when the fall comes, although you may not even have spring and fall here in Miami.

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But in the northern

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parts of America, there's a big difference between winter and spring.

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And there's a big difference also between summer and fall. And so when the when the seasons change, people sometimes clean their whole house, they do house cleaning.

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They review everything that they're doing.

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When when August comes in September comes many of us look at our businesses and we review our businesses or we look at our educational program. Am I in the right course Should I continue in this school?

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And so they do a housecleaning

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and we have to realize that the time is short.

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And I want to be very straightforward with you.

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Tonight I want to speak to you from the heart and not hold back anything

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not gonna hold back anything inshallah. And the little I do have, will try to give you this experience and some of the knowledge of one of the great scholars of Islam in this house cleaning area that you can call Tage deed, the revival of Islam.

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This is needed right now.

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And unless we do this, and Allah knows best, we are looking at a catastrophe

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when Hurricane George, which just struck down here in Florida, was in the Caribbean, and it was destroying the Dominican Republic destroying the island

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Moving towards Florida, the weather forecasters said, you should lock up your home's board your windows leave your cities. And so people left their cities.

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They did exactly like the weatherman said.

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Now sometimes the weatherman is not correct. And Miami was was spent from the terrible nature of George. However, it could have struck Miami.

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So the weatherman said board up your windows and everybody believes the weatherman.

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And then they boarded up the windows, and they left. In some cases that didn't strike. But the people didn't blame the weatherman.

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They were thankful that there was somebody who warned them before the storm hit. He warned them.

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And we depend upon the weatherman. Similarly, in our nation in our oma, there have been people historically, who have want the prophets of Salaam, himself. One of his descriptions is nothing weird.

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And also Bashir, he was a warner.

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He was also a bringer of glad tidings.

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And so in this tradition,

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we have to look at the signs and symptoms of the disease before it strikes us in its full form.

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And so we need to look at our community, especially here in America. And I say this to you as a person

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who is raised in America, whose roots are in America, although I've lived in the Muslim world for many years. And there are some aspects of American history that you have to understand if you do not understand these parts of American history. You won't know what's really going on, you have to study the pre colonial period of America. You have to study before Columbus. You have to understand about the native people who lived in this part of the world and what they actually had. And when you do that, you will find out that there was great civilizations here.

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There were pyramids in Mexico pyramids,

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high philosophy.

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In the United States, the Cherokee Nation had one settlement of over 100,000 people with three storey buildings.

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They the Iroquois Confederacy was so organized politically that it is the Iroquois Confederacy Confederacy's Constitution, which is the basis of the Constitution of America. It is based on the Iroquois Confederacy constitution. That's how organized they were.

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But yet, you don't see them today except on reservations. Or if you see them in the cities, they are depressed, they are alcoholics, their culture has been destroyed.

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Also African American people, you have to understand that many people were brought here to this part of the world, not of their own freewill.

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And they fought on the shores of Africa. They fought in the Middle Passage, and they fought and and resistant when they came here, and 30% of the people who came across during the slavery period were Muslims. Now it is coming to the surface that some of the Muslims were writing texts of great scholarship. We have Quran is written by Muslims in America.

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We have the works of great Maliki scholars or reseller of Eben Abizaid Tehrani written by Omar bin Saeed, a slave.

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We have great older man who were captured and brought here or you even saw a man

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brought him up there a man was in Mississippi. These were great scholars they will Amir's in the area who were captured. That is the history of the African American people. So it is not a coincidence. Why so many African Americans are coming into Islam.

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This is not a coincidence. It is part of a historical legacy. And you have to understand this, to know what is happening in this country. Thirdly, you have to understand

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that in World War Two,

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when America declared war on the Japanese, that all Japanese Americans are the majority of Japanese Americans were put into concentration camps.

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Even though they were loyal to the country, because their country had declared war on this nation. They became a threat to the internal security of the country. And therefore under special laws, they were put into concentration camps. We have to understand this Alhamdulillah one of the great benefits of this society is that there are certain freedoms here that they give you

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They give you the right to speak. They'll give me the right to speak here and say some of the things that I'm saying I will say, if I said it in a Muslim country, that police would be outside the door, they might take me off the off the podium in some of the so called Muslim countries. So that is one of the freedoms you have in this country.

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And you have the freedom to unite ourselves. We have the freedom to develop institutions. But before that freedom is taken away.

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We cannot wait. We cannot be lacs and lazy. And we have to start looking at each other in a different way.

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The reason why I say this is because the recent incidents happening in the White House.

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And I don't want to go into it because we've all lived through the scandal that happened with the President.

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What I want to reflect on however, is that if this is the President of the United States, we're in trouble.

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If that's what goes on in the White House, then what can go on in the in the regular houses. what goes on in society if people have no shame,

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to be discussing issues like this publicly in front of their children. This is dangerous, and the Prophet peace be upon him said in a hadith reported by Abu Masood Ababa, even Ahmad Ansari rhodiola one he said that the prevalence of Islam said in the mimma drunkenness main column and nabumetone oola is our lamb testa he first now Mr. Roboto Bukhari

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in this Hadith, the prophet peace be upon him said, what has come to us from the early previous prophetic revelation.

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It has come to the people that if you do not have shame, then do anything. You're capable of doing anything. If you do not have higher

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if you do not have shame. This is why the Prophet peace upon him said al-hayat Amina a man that modesty and shame is part of our faith. When that goes from a people. They are capable of anything.

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In New York, the community

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is in a serious crisis now.

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And discussing and pondering and it's now going around America, the release of a new movie.

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This movie is called the siege.

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And it is starting to have the actors were very famous here, Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis. And Bruce Willis is the tough guy beat him up, save America man.

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And this movie called The siege, which will be released when he has a villa in November

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depicts terrorists in New York City

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and in the movie, and they are now showing advertisements before the other movies. And some people had a chance to review it, because it's being released by major Hollywood

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production companies.

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In this movie,

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the United States government sends the CIA, FBI and the United States Army to New York, to fight against terrorists who are about to unleash chemical germ warfare, biological warfare on the American population. Who are the bad guys in this movie Muslims.

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And the movie will appear to be left is showing police and army kicking down the doors of the masjids and dragging people out. This is what has come to us, dragging sisters in KMR

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in his job,

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dragging brothers out and putting them in concentration camps. concentration camps

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that are set up for people who are dangerous to the security of the country.

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What these movies do, although they claim to be a fiction,

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the movies set the mind the mindset, it develops a mindset for the population. And some people after they see a movie, they live the movie out in the streets.

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Some people look at the movies and think it's reality. They don't have the sense to realize that it's not real.

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Some of them believe it. And so when they show the movie, they are trying to push the people's mentality in a certain direction. This is a dangerous precedent, which is coming about and our communities have to now become aware of what is going on. And there's still time for us. There's still time for us to fortify our communities, to unite with other believers to start to really educate our children to start to really look at our problems, but it's going to need balanced leadership.

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And it also needs

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the type of discussions that go to what we call the bottom line.

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Now the word you go right to the issue, as the Quran says, pull a topo la wa kulu colon sadita

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have the consciousness of Allah and speak a straightforward word, Colin sadita. So in this light I wanted to present at the beginning of our discussion tonight, something from a texts a text of a great Islamic scholar.

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And I've chosen him because he's one of the scholars who could be considered a balanced scholar in the 20th century, who was able to cross barriers, cultural barriers, and was respected by people in many parts of the Muslim world. Sheikh Mohammed Al Ameen, a sham PT, Rahim Allah.

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He came from the shanaka. This is in Mauritania in West Africa, a long tradition of scholarship coming from North Africa. The fifth of Malik Mr. Malik Ibn s, Rahim Allah, which was came out of Medina and went to North Africa and Andalusia and settled in West Africa and in the Sahara and the desert.

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And so from this tradition, Mohammed Al amin, Rahim Allah He memorized the Quran, before he was 10 years old.

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And he studied within his own home. This is another important issue. His father and his mother was scholars, his uncle's were scholars. And so he studied even within his own home,

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that the home was not just dunya

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but the home was a place of a Bader and scholarship.

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And so his early edip is etiquette and his training came from his mother and his father, his family.

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And he learned in that and he was able to become proficient in fifth and tafsir. In Hadeeth, and later, he travelled to the Arabian Peninsula, and he taught in Riyadh and also al Madina, munawwara Medina, and he was known as one of the great scholars of Medina for many years.

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He has a text, which I will give you an abbreviated version of just so we can start to think about some of the areas that this balanced scholar, put in front, he said, Asha, massage, ivam, les Hama data dunya,

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that there are 10, great issues, upon these issues, the whole world revolves, everything rests upon these, these are 10 areas, some of these areas are personal, and some of them are international. With this, we will begin to see and understand what is happening in the Muslim world, and also partially what is happening in our own lives. And I want to just touch on these 10 points, and then open up the floor for any questions and discussions. The first of the points that the shack Rahim Allah gave us is a toe heat that before anything else,

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one of the great issues or the central issue that Muslims have to really look at again, and do housecleaning is our is our connection with Allah subhanaw taala. It's our belief, our tawheed because really the real issue, the crux of the matter. What we say when we enter Islam is La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah is atossa. When we die, we pray that we would also say la ilaha illa Allah. So it's the beginning of the road and the end of the road. It is what united all of the prophets, the word dandiya, the oneness of the Creator. And when we say this, we do not mean only just that we believe in one God, because the Christians also some Christians say they believe in one

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God.

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And I came about a situation like that. I was in the Caribbean.

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And we were visiting a place a church called Pentecostal.

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And we were in a debate, we were Muslims. We were just like Muslims, and we were delivering or we had a refrigerator, something we had borrowed from the church. And we got into a debate and a crowd formed. And so some of the brothers got very nervous. And they were trained in their debates like Ahmed deedat. School. And so they said, You people, you worship many gods and you worship three, and you're confused, and the Trinity and the people were confused. And so the minister came along, and he heard the argument and he said, Oh, no, no, no, no, we worship one God.

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And everybody stopped. And then I thought to myself, I said, Wait a minute.

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Who is that God

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And he said Jesus.

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So in their mind, they worship one God, but they worship Jesus. Well, he had to be law. So they didn't see themselves as trinitarians. They took it to another stage, and then worshipping a man as the creator. Well, he has a villa. So the fact that we say we worship Allah is not enough.

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We have to reconfirm constantly what we believe. And to understand not only that we accept Allah as Robert alameen, as the Lord of all the worlds as the Sustainer, the cherisher of life, but also that as Allah says, In the Quran, Lisa committed he Shay, well, who is Samuel Basia, there is nothing similar to Allah, and he hears all things, and he sees all things. So therefore, if anybody comes along, and claims to have any of the qualities of Allah, we reject, if he claims to know the future.

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If he claims to control the creation,

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then we reject this. Because of our belief in Allah.

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Anyone who takes any of the characteristics of the Creator puts them to themselves, we reject this. Also, our tawheed should affect our eba and eba is a broad based term. Our e badger our worship should affect even how we work, where we work, the things we do study all aspects of life. So if the boss tells a Muslim, you can't go to Juma prayer, and Allah said,

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that you should run to Juma prayer. First, our Illa declaring that was a bear that you should run to the remembrance of Allah leave your business.

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That boss in a sense becomes like his God, because the boss now is telling him don't go to Juma in a law set to go. So who do you worship?

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If we are afraid of the night, afraid of the Ginny's many Muslims today even though they computers and their scientific, they are afraid of the jinn.

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If something goes wrong, they say he put the genie on me the science. He did a magic spell. We have many people, they come inside my office and they say, brother Abdullah, my head is hurting me. And it's the gym is inside of me take him out.

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I said No brother, it's stress, you got two jobs, you're working too much slow down and slow down. There's no gin inside of you. And so we sometimes we're afraid of this magic, afraid of the dark, afraid of the things around if we are more afraid of a magician, afraid of the jinn than that magician becomes like our God.

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The fear is supposed to be from Allah subhanaw taala not created things. So we need to constantly look at this oneness of the Creator, how it influences our lives, in all the different areas that we are functioning in.

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The second point is a type of wealth is a type of preaching or reminder. And that is a new law Hazel insan a naraba who Jalla wa ala rocky bon alaihe Ali moon be Colima eufy. While you're,

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in this point, the Shekar hemo law said, The second issue

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is that we should remember and we should realize

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that our Lord, most high and most majestic is ever watching over everything that we do. He has knowledge of what we conceal, and what we do in the open. This is a very important point. Because if we really had this sn, this type of consciousness righteousness, where we worship Allah as though he's seeing us, or as though we see him. We recognize the Presence of Allah, how then could we be stealing? How could we be lying? How could we take bribes? In some countries, they say they're Muslims.

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And we are a Muslim country. And if you want a visa, or you want your passport, then you have to give them some money.

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You put some rupees, or you put some real, whatever pounds Janae put it in the book and say Can you reach paid 38? And he turns to page 30. And he says, Oh yes, and your visa will be ready in 10 minutes.

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If we really fear Allah, how can you ask for a bribe like this? How can you do this? But because this consciousness is gone, this is an individual thing. That's all of us. Because that's gone. We fall into traps

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and we are capable sometimes

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of doing things which are strange, and which will lose the connection with Allah subhanaw taala.

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The third point is alpha, beta, gamma salejaw Hadees. The difference between righteous deeds and regular deeds, regular actions, we have to realize that if we go to work

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if we have a house and a family,

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if we raise children,

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even if we interact with people, we still have not necessarily left the animal kingdom. Animals have homes. Animals go out in the day, and they gather food. Insects do this. If you look at the life of bees and the life of ants, they have a very complex society. They have worker bees,

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they have drones, they have a queen and the Queen does not have to go to charm school to be a queen.

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Out of instinct, the Queen acts as a queen, the worker bees do not go on strike. You know we're having a strike in Canada in the airport. There's no strike amongst the worker bees. Everybody works in the hive, in perfect

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harmony. They work together.

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And so animals have a complex society, beavers, build homes, they have dams, and they're very good builders, very good in construction. So just because we're construction workers, we still have not left the animal kingdom.

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According to the great scholars of Islam, our deeds should have three conditions in them one, that they should be in line with what the prophet peace and blessings be upon him brush.

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It should be in line with this. Secondly, that any deed that we do should be done Holly suddenly what you lack you should do your actions.

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Surely for Allah, purely for Allah, we should do it.

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Thirdly, is that the deeds should be based upon a strong aqeedah Akita tun salema. A strong faith system helps us to get involved if we have these three conditions, then this is a righteous deed. It takes us out of regular actions. And we can be involved in righteous deeds, even on the job, at school, in any part of the society. If we try to keep in mind that everything we do has some influence upon our relationship with Allah. Don't think that when you're at work, or when you're at school,

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that this has nothing to do with your Islam. It has everything to do with Islam. All aspects of life, have something to do with our religion.

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The fourth point from these Ashura. masa is en la Hamada dunya.

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The fourth point brought to us by our chef Rahim Allah. This now takes us on an international level. And I told you this is the bottom line I'm going to tell you tonight, not going to hold anything back.

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The fourth point that he said is to Hakeem

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valeu Shara Shara al Karim and that is when the rule or the governing of our countries is done with other than the law of Allah.

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If our countries are ruled by constitutional law, by capitalist theory, by communists theories, then we will continue to have problems and you can call yourself any type of leader that you want. Allah subhanaw taala has said will Melania combi ma ns Allah Allah for Allah ikaho McAfee rune

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if you do not rule, or judged by what Allah has revealed, you are a disbeliever. That's the bottom line.

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And we will see this played out in the Muslim world, they will continue to have problems until they stop the ruling by other constitutions and start to deal with Islam. Many of us saw this in with the partition in India.

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And people left India going into Pakistan, hoping to go to an Islamic State those who have read Iqbal and other scholars in the past who had a dream of an Islamic State. But what happened there, unfortunately, was something different. Many times and we see now there is still a struggle with the Constitution is still a struggle. Although it's called an Islamic country. It's still a struggle that Islam is the Constitution.

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I'm not talking about the kind of Islam that takes us back 1400 years and leaves us back there.

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I'm talking about the principles of Islam in a dynamic way, which can meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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This is what we need, this is the bottom line.

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Point number five is a while html

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marlim which tema and this can be looked upon as being the conditions of so social life within society itself. Even Allah subhanaw taala has revealed in the Quran telling to the Prophet peace be upon work for Jenna Hakka, limited taboc limited Tara aka meaning, excuse me,

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in this ayah, Allah subhanaw taala reveals,

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lower your wing, lower your wing, take care and be easy with those people who follow you from amongst the believers, lower your wing to them. And so part of being a Muslim, and having a Muslim society is that we need to take care of the problems of the believers. If we leave these problems, we will not solve our greatest issues in them. I mean, no not

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that the believers are our brethren. Brothers and sisters. This does not mean in the mosque Assalamualaikum waalaikumsalam. That's the beginning of it. But do you know what is happening to the other Muslims? Is that person sick? Is that person in need of Zakat? Does that person have economic problems, social problems, psychological problems, immigration problems, we have to deal with all aspects. This is what a community really is.

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What we have done in Toronto, which I discussed with you here before is that we developed and have continued Alhamdulillah. And this is now the the eighth year in the office the 10th year after conception, what is called the Islamic social services, and resources Association. This is a group of Muslim professionals, moms professionals, who came together doctors, lawyers, social workers, community leaders, to try to deal with the issues of the community. And that involves the women of the community. Women are on the board of directors and are empowered in the organization, dealing with the issues. And when a person comes to the office, we will deal with that person, Muslim or non

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Muslim. But if the person is a Muslim, regardless of their organization,

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regardless of this school of thought,

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regardless of their nationality,

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then we will deal with that person to try to see what are the problems that you're facing? What are the problems? This is a crucial issue. What is happening now in our society. In some cases, we are in a state of denial. We denying what is happening, especially with the teenagers.

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What is going on with the teenagers now is a crisis because of what the society is bringing.

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We had a case in Toronto, where a Muslim nurse was in the Toronto General Hospital and found a large number of Muslim youth, teenagers, young adults who are HIV positive. And they did not know how to say this to their parents. They didn't know how to say it.

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Because I've as I have mentioned to you before here, the parents only saw one face. The parents only saw the love. They saw a leash. They didn't know that Bilbao was also Billy

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and that Ali was out.

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And that Asya was Asia. There was another personality. They didn't know that.

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And the young person with no guidance in the dunya

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got caught in the life of this world.

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Got caught in the life of this world.

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And when he had to be law

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was found was caught into this terrible disease.

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Also there was a sister who was a nurse, and she was working with a group called voices of positive women.

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And these are women who are HIV positive and she's a Muslim.

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And she noticed

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that many of the calls that she was getting,

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were coming from Muslims, some of them are just calling in giving their name she could tell by the names are by the accent, that they're Muslims. And so she

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brought together some of the Muslim sisters and found out

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Number of Muslim women within our community were HIV, HIV positive.

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And some of the women stayed in the house all the time.

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In total hijab, some of them were wearing niqab.

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And they're HIV positive. How did they find out when she was having a baby, and they tested the blood. At the after the time of conception, they found that she was HIV positive. And they traced it to her husband, who had gone and played around with hieratic dunya play with the life of this world, he became HIV positive, and he brought it back into the family.

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These are real issues that we're facing now. It is real.

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And the teenagers have to go between societies.

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They have to survive out there in the streets, they have to survive some of these high schools, that that that they're going to like jungles.

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Even in the suburbs, it's changing.

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Even in the suburbs, there's they're smoking drugs.

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And they're doing many things right inside the school.

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And so they have to go in between these worlds. And so as the shack is saying, it is crucial for us to be aware of the social issues in our agency. Now, last year, we have a telephone referral service, where people call in for information. If they have a problem, they come in, and they see somebody like a doctor's office, we try to counsel them. Last year, we had over 5500 phone calls in one year.

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That is the state of the condition when you when you start to realize the problems we face, you realize that it is immense, but it has to be dealt with. And on this issue. This is one of the 10 issues upon which the whole of this Junior rests. Issue number six,

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equity sod economics is the bottom line

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on an individual level, and also on an international level.

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on an individual level, how do you earn your money? And how do you spend your money.

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These are important issues that all Muslims have to face in some parts of the Western world. Muslims are developing credit unions.

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They're also developing Islamic banking

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trying to have non interest accounts to Citibank in some places has a non interest window where you could put your money in the bank without interest.

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Also credit unions, we have to try to look at this, this is the bottom line and this will influence our life on an international level.

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The interest based system capitalist system is destroying our countries look at Indonesia. And now look at Malaysia. Look at what the Muslims are going to and you will see this happening in all of the countries money devalued

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economy being destroyed.

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And until we come out of the interest based system, we will continually fall into traps, it is one of the major issues that the whole of this life depends upon issue number seven, our CSR

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politics, political life

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and in looking at this of course, this is now an area which which might not influence most of us. And that is if there is an Islamic State, if there is an area where Muslims are living in number one, externally, they have to prepare themselves and they have to have enough strength

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that the other countries especially the non Muslim countries will not continue to attack them and enslave them.

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Also in that land, they should establish the who dude, they should establish the punishments and the laws, injustice should be established not just for poor people.

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But for all people within the society. The limits have to be established, prostitution has to be ended. drugs have to be taken out. Gambling has to be taken out. You know, they did a survey in Canada. And it's probably the same here in America, about how the Ontario government is getting its taxes or how it gets its income.

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And the biggest income is a personal tax that they put on everybody called GST and PST but the next categories of income for the government is gambling. casinos. Also tobacco, cigarettes and alcohol.

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This is the way that they're earning their money. And even they recognize that gambling is a disease. It destroys the person's life, destroys their family, destroys their income. And also, alcohol addiction is like a disease. It's a terrible thing. When a person is addicted to alcohol or drugs, also cigarette smoking is it is obvious that it will kill you and people are dying, but they still advertise the cigarettes publicly.

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And so this is a serious contradiction, and the Muslims would have to deal with this. Unfortunately, in some of our countries, the cigarettes are cheaper than in America.

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And that's done on purpose. They send some of these cigarettes to the Muslim countries that even Americans don't want to smoke. You know, they used to have these cigarettes called camel, they used to smoke these ones called camera with no filter.

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to it, this is so tough that the even if you have a leather throat, covered with nicotine, the camels will burn your throat, has no filter on it. And so they move the camel country into the into the camel factory into the Muslim world to sell to Muslims. You look in Egypt and you look in many parts of the Muslim world and you find cigarettes are cheaper than even here. Why is that when they know it's causing cancer, they're trying to stop smoking, and they but they export it to us. So a Muslim state, when the doctors have recognized the fact this is dangerous to health, they would have to deal with this on a society level. Point number eight, toss lethal Kufa Allah muslimeen

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this is another crucial point, especially in the 20th century. And that is, as long as the non Muslims are controlling the Muslim countries, we will continue to be slaves to them. And when I say control, not just physical control, it is psychological control, cultural control, social control, what is happening now, they are using satellite dishes, to destroy the societies in a way that the colonial armies could never destroy it. One of the brothers who went to Mauritania amongst this group called the shanaka ta, the shanaka ta are people living in the Sahara, the same check is from the shanaka very simple people.

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Right on the earth. The colonial the French came in there colonized the place, tried to destroy it. But after many years, they went the French were driven out they were driven out of Algeria, driven out of West Africa.

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Then, when the recent colonial people came in, they didn't bring an army in. They gave scholarships to the young people to come to study in America.

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And then they they gave them televisions and they could get also a satellite dish.

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And when they saw that television when they came to America, and some of the young people came back with an attitude, walking in the way that you walk with the attitude. We're in closed, like, you know, the people were here, pants hanging down, not even in the sooner way. Right, but pulled down forcibly

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wearing the clothes like the people who have following America.

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They were able to destroy the culture in that society in 10 years in the way the colonial colonial army could not do in 90 years. They did it in 10 years, because with that television, they came right into your home.

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The colonial army could not usually come inside your house, but this time they violate your home, violate your bedrooms, and they show your children scenes that even adults should not be seeing. And so they lose their higher. They lose their shame and they lose they lose that taqwa and they're feeling that connection with Allah.

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in Mecca, we went to make hodgen Mecca and came out of Mecca, you look and you see McDonald's. The Golden Arches is Hello McDonald's. Hello.

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Also Baskin Robbins,

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and Burger King.

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All these different shot Pizza Hut, in Mecca. Not that it's haram to eat these foods, but it's beautiful Arabian cuisine. Everybody now leaves that and now they want to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken and leave their beautiful Arabian foods because they want to eat french fries fast food. they've entered the new 20th century and the fast food is killing them. It is destroying their bodies. It is destroying their minds.

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But yet because of the of the

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Cultural control, it continued to be propagated amongst the Muslims. Point number nine darfield Muslim men are coming to a conclusion right now.

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Point number nine is the weakness of the Muslims darfield Muslim mean

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as long as our relationship with Allah is weak,

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we live in weakness, we're not focused, focused on the issues. As long as we are in this, then we will continue to be controlled by a foreign power.

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Point number 10. And it's interesting that he put this point last night I was talking to one of the brothers earlier, even about the situation here in Miami. And it's all over the Muslim world now. This is muscala St. Laugh Alka lube.

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The problem of the differences of the hearts This is a crucial issue. In certain hatia verse 14, it tells us it's speaking about the yahood Benny israa L. And it says tassa boom Jimmy on waku home shatta Delica cubby and the home common law, Yaki loon,

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you think they are united, but their hearts are divided. That is because they are people who do not reflect they don't have alcohol, or they don't use their alcohol.

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They're not intelligent people.

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We got to think about this now. Because if we don't watch out in many cases, it's striking us. You go and you see everybody prays Allahu Akbar, everybody follows the email.

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He says, send me a lonely man how many times everybody comes up. He says assalamu Aleikum, everybody turns after salaat when they leave the line, everybody goes in their own direction at eat prayer. Some people they don't hug all the Muslims, they look for their cousins or the someone from their country, and then they hug them.

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Like the other people are not part of the Muslim world.

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This is group insanity. It's group insanity that's striking us.

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As we were talking about earlier, it's all over the place Muslims somehow everybody wants to be any mom or president. They want their own Islamic Center. They want their own school. I'm not just talking about you here, right? You think I am though?

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I'm talking more about Toronto. You know, we have a saying here amongst the native people, because the natives were defeated by the the European

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colonizers, partly because they were disunited.

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Because the different Confederacy's were fighting against each other. And so they have a saying they said, there's too many chiefs and not enough Indians, you understand that? There's too many chiefs, and not enough Indians. Everybody wants to be the chief. Nobody wants to be the Indian. No one wants to be the follower, right? So we have this too. Everybody wants to be the Imam or everybody wants to be the ruler of the President, or my group is the Jamaat my JAMA, and not recognizing the other Muslims, it's group insanity.

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And Allah subhanaw taala is saying, think about this. When he talks about Benny is ill at the end of this verse, he's saying that he could be in the home Coleman la Yaki loon, they don't have sets.

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If we had sense, we would recognize

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that we need to be united regardless of language, regardless of color, regardless of school of thought, if a person is a Muslim, the people of the Qibla that is your brother and your sister, and when the leadership understands this, then we can start to solve the issue and pray eat and you know, in the same time, one of the brothers said okay, no, it's Ramadan is coming. Oh, no. I said Brother Why you said Ramadan is the shouter Ramadan Mubarak. He says no, no, no, brother. We're going to have to eats three we have three sometimes four.

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That's a we have.

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So we said we can't like this. He said no, but the problem brother is delightful. metalia This is the problem the difference in horizons. I said No brother, the problem is not St laffel metalia it is St. Olaf Elko loop. It is the difference in the hots because the diffic the jurisprudence will tell you how to solve that problem. And we can get together and decide amongst ourselves whether we want to use an international horizon or a local horizon. If the leadership comes together, we make a decision as a group and we all follow it and finished. All of it is Sunnah it's all accepted by the folk haha

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but we don't use it.

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intelligence that one person goes one direction, and the other one goes in the other direction. That is the reason why an endo lucea why the Muslims lost and the lucea when even battuta came into Andalusia, the famous traveler, he came into Andalusia and he said, I have never seen so many ameerul momineen in one place. Everybody thinks he's a miramont. Meaning we have this problem is not here in New York City. It is so bad. If they learn a couple of sewers, they become the Imam. If he learns that Jews have Khurana a little bit of knowledge, he might become a magette did like a renewal of the faith. Some of them even become muddy. And we have even have cases of people who

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claim to be prophets. Well, he has a villa, one person in New York, he said he was Allah, I believe

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it's a group called Five percenters. You know, the young people know hip hop, hip hop music, in the hip hop generation, whenever they called, some of them are talking about a la. It's a group called Five percenters out in New York. The leader of the group said he was Allah, and somebody shot him down in New York.

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That's insanity.

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And if we don't use our intelligence, we can fall into this trap. So I want to leave you with these 10 points. And remember what the prophet peace be upon him said, Oh, Mati. Howdy he Omar tomar. Houma laser la Ha. adapalene phylloxera. Abu hanifa dunya al fitna was allowable while Patil this my nation is a nation that has mercy on it. His punishment is not in the next life. The punishment is in this life, fitna trials and tribulation, Zelzal earthquakes and cattle, we will be killed and in large numbers. May Allah subhanaw taala help us before the fitna strikes us in a terrible way. May Allah subhanaw taala unite all of the communities of the Muslims. May Allah subhanaw taala protect

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and educate the children of the oma of Muhammad. May Allah protect the women of the oma of Muhammad. And may Allah give strength to the leadership and the men of the oma of Mohammed, that they would have the strength and the taqwa of the Sahaba and be able to face any problem any enemy, wherever it exists. Aku Kali howdah, while stuck for lolly, walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Now I think for a few moments, we will be opening up the floor for any questions.

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Any discussion, comments? Or any questions that anybody has? I can take it orally, or I can take it in a written form. Yes, but

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what do you think about the

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what?

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The question is concerning the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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I am not myself,

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a politician, I'm not totally aware of all the political aspects that are going on in that part of the world.

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What I can say is this, I want to be honest with you, during the time of the of the resistance to the Russian colonization, nobody knew about the Taliban. Nobody knew about it. They were students in Pakistan.

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And people resisted, and were able to drive the Russians out. And unfortunately, they were not able to organize themselves. There's some divisions that went on. But I cannot see how people can justify killing other Muslims. I can't see how they justify that. And so I don't understand what motivates them to be fighting and killing the other Muslims in the way it's done. If you really want to know what's going on, however, you would have to bring somebody from their organization who can speak for himself, I cannot speak for the organization. One thing I did recognize some being there, I was up in that region there.

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And speaking about the area with the protons and with avant, and the people in that area, what they told me is that I've gone they have their own time that they do things.

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And they do it in their own way.

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And so if you want to do it your way you can forget it. They're going to do it in their way.

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Now what is happening? I don't exactly know. All I can say is this is that there's no justification for killing other Muslims. The Prophet peace be upon him said

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that

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several Muslim that when you curse a Muslim is for Souq waqif Allahu kafa.

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fighting him killing him is disbelief. seabob

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Muslim Farooq wakita Allahu Kufa. Oh come on colonists to slap. So we shouldn't be cursing and killing other Muslims. May Allah help them in that area that they can get themselves together.

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One of the questions is here, it says, Are you a converted Muslim? What qualities of Islam made you convert? Okay, the word convert means that you're sort of changing what we use now as revert, in the sense that all of us were born in the state of Islam. But our parents kept us into Christianity, or Judaism for a little while. And then we came back at hamdulillah I was born in a Christian family, but at the age of 19, Allah bless me and I was able to accept Islam and then come in

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to the Muslim world, and that is because of studying. It is hidayah the guidance of Allah. And for me, it was the example of one of the great leaders of Islam. Salahuddin Allah UB Saladino is very famous person in history. And we used to read about him. And I was very impressed with him and read about his life, and also some West African scholars, and they helped to influence me to become a Muslim.

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One question says, when we read Salah, why do we make movements? Okay, when we are reading Salah,

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the prayer that we are doing, was taught to the Prophet Mohammed la Salatu, salam, by the angel jabril. It is recorded in the books of Sierra, that gibreel used to come in Mecca. And he showed the properties of Islam how to pray, and the times to pray, and then he would follow the angel. And so our prayer is the combination of all of the prophets who came before and is directly from Allah subhanaw taala, why we are making the movements in the way that we make them.

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The third question is, how can we prevent movies like The Siege from being made? What is happening now there's an organization in Washington called care. And the care organization is at the forefront in trying to work against the siege, and they have contacted the production company, they got them to change the script somewhat, but they're still going ahead with it. And so,

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they are they are in leadership now, in terms of resisting this and inshallah Muslims will be resisting in different ways.

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You can find them on the internet, I'm not sure maybe we can find their internet number. But you in the papers and some of the magazines you'll find their their internet number, their website, and then you can go to their website, and they're keeping everybody

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up to what is happening on the website itself. And you can download the information and the instructions as to what to do.

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One question is when Allah ordained 500 prayers among the people, and the Prophet, Musa told,

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told the Prophet, I guess that the people weren't capable of doing it? How come Allah didn't consider this before? Okay. This is kind of a complicated question. But it deals with Israel and Mirage, that during the Mirage when the properties of Islam met musala Islam, and Allah subhanaw taala, ordained the Salah, and every time he came back to to Musa Musa told him that you know, that's too much that you're doing fire into too much 100 is too much 50 is too much, even five he said is too much.

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But the prophet peace be upon him then said he was too shy to go back again. Allah subhanaw taala allowed this thing to happen. Allah allowed it to happen. And this is a lesson to us. Because when Allah said he is LLM, he has knowledge of all things. So when things happen amongst the creation, Allah allows it to happen in order that we can get a BA, we get some sort of lesson from the things that are happening around us but Allah is aware of all things. And it's difficult to try to understand this because you cannot begin to fathom the knowledge of the Creator.

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So to try if you try to think about what is how does Allah think all these things are beyond us, lays a committee he shaped there's nothing similar to Allah.

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The next question is people are saying that many of the signs of the Day of Judgment, like

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the illiterate people becoming rulers, children disrespecting their mothers are already happening. Can you elaborate on this? Okay, basically, and you can look in the second because we don't have much time. But you can look in the,

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the sections on Allah madrasah, the signs of the last day that comes in Sahih Muslim and Buhari in many of the books of Hadith. There's also the signs of the last day by Eben kaseya even his book is translated into English. I believe the bookstore service would have this available it's a science before the

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of judgment he has translated in Kathy's work. And so what but the scholars tell us is that the alamat A surah, the small signs have been completed, all of the small signs are completed. It is only the major signs that are left is the major science. This is what many of the great scholars have said that the designs are completed.

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There's another question in terms of Do you truly consider Shia as Muslims? This is another question that really takes a long time to really deal with, all I can say is that if people believe in the oneness of Allah, and they accept the Prophet Mohammed Reza Salaam as the Messenger of Allah, and they do not do any have any belief, which

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constitutes disbelief, they do not deny any of the major Pillars of Islam than they are a hollow Qibla. They are the people of the Qibla. So the ignatia come and they make Hajj and they are amongst the people of the Qibla. One, some of the smaller groups that you have some of the smaller ones, that the scholars have considered them outside of Islam, some of the smaller groups, and if you want details in that your Shaq is here, in Charlotte, I'm sure he can give you a good lesson on these different things.

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The next point is, is the Muslim scholars somehow getting organized and getting ready to face some of the fitness, there are people throughout the world who are trying to now come together, and change is happening. But unfortunately, Muslims sometimes need to have a crisis to have change. That's one of our problems. We wait until a crisis, then we react to everything. You know, and but we need to be proactive now, before the punishment comes, then we need to do something before it to create the type of institutions that would support our community.

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Yeah, one of the questions is, um, the person is saying that one of the problems Muslims are facing is stereotyping that the Muslims themselves, stereotype people. That means they put people in categories. And it's saying that that is one of our main problems. And it's a case of practice what you preach, instead of calling names to the different groups, that we should practice what we preach, this is a good point, because really, you know, we need to be inclusive and positive. The Prophet peace be upon him, had so much love in his heart, even hypocrites munaf 18 that he knew was hypocrites. He still want to pray for them. That's how much love he had inside of his heart. This is

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a very important point, because we tend to want to hate people and criticize people. And but that's a negative thing. The innocent pure heart is what we want. One of the one of the times one of the traditions, the prophet peace be upon him, spoke about one of the Sahaba and he said this person isn't he has this person will enter Paradise. And so when they went to the person and they said, What is it that you do?

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And the answer was, I don't know what I do. I pray like you, I fast like you, I give us a cat like you. But I don't hate anybody.

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There's no hatred in his heart. That's an important thing. Even if you're involved in a battle,

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you're not supposed to hate the enemy.

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Because the enemy might accept Islam.

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You're supposed to be able to forgive those people.

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Think about that. Some of us is is very difficult even to forgive each other. Sometimes if a brother does something against the other brother, I've heard one brother He said, this person in between me and him is janazah.

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In other words, I won't do anything but go to his janazah I'll never have I don't want to see him at all. You're not supposed to be angry with a Muslim over three days.

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So we have to learn how to make conflict resolution.

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Now one question is saying we reject psychic abilities do we reject telepathy communication?

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What are your feelings? Okay, the first point, you know in terms of psychic abilities. It has been recognized that we only use what a small part of our brain that there are other ways there are sensitivities some people have

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that are more than others. And when a person loses their sight, their hearing becomes more sensitive. If you lose your hearing, other facilities become more sensitive.

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So there are people who do have some capacities, in terms of communication.

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So in some cases, you'll even see if you can notice, sometimes Have you ever seen a case where

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somebody's standing not facing you, and you're looking at them? And they turn around and look right at you?

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They look right at you. How did that person know that you were looking at them?

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There are certain things that we have. The only problem is, is that we don't control these capacities. If somebody comes to you, and he starts telling you, I see in the future, I can read your palms. I can tell you what will happen next year, watch out. That's a dangerous person. Because these are usually people who are trying to take advantage of others. They take advantage of you and they try to put fear in your hands. But there are certain abilities, there is what is called in Islam karma. There is more agenda. And there is karma. More agenda is a miracle that comes to the Nabhi the Prophet, but karma can come it's a miracle can come to any Muslim. It is reported that

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when the Muslims went into Persia, and Omar Katara de la Juan was the Khalifa. There was an army led by a man named Saudia and they were about to face the enemy. They were coming into the area of the enemy. And Omar was in Medina,

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on the mimbar, and he was inspired. He's given the clip and he said, Yeah, Saudia eligible.

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The books report to us. He said, Oh, Saudi at the mountain, and the people report in Persia, that they heard the voice of oma, but booming, like something coming over a loudspeaker saying the mountain, and they send some people and they found the enemy hiding an ambush behind the mountain.

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That is kurama. It's kurama. And that is a communication that Allah subhanaw taala gave to the Sahaba because of the level that they reached, but you don't control those things. You see, you can't say that you control it. That's the danger. When the person says they control it, and then they make a business out of it. That is the dangerous part.

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It says, Do you feel the colonizers succeeded in conquering the natives because of their propagation of God, although their methods were at times forceful and against Islam, and how to give doubt, no, the colonizers succeeded in conquering the native people, whether it be in America, or whether it be any part of the world. Number one because of the weakness and division of the people themselves. That's the first point that the natives here were divided. Secondly, they used treachery and lying.

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They make a treaty with you, and they break the treaty Two weeks later.

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Also, they used in human methods, they poisoned water, they kill the buffaloes in the southwest, they gave some of the natives in this part of the world blankets, with cholera, they had the cure to color. And they knew that people did not have the cure to this. And they gave them the blankets with these with some diseases, and it spread like wildfire, and millions of people died.

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This is genocide. This is how they were able to win. It was not because of their belief in God. Because if they were following Isa, Allah Islam, they would never have been here in the first place. And that goes for here any part of the world, even other parts of Europe itself?

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What are your feelings of the support from the world leaders for Clinton?

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Okay, I don't want to go into this Clinton dialogue discourse so much, because all of us are sick of it now. But you have to realize politics. The bottom line for a lot of leaders is money and guns. If you have money and guns, if they have, if they have submitted themselves to the devil, then they'll do anything. They don't care what he does, as long as it gives them money. And as long as it gives them guns. That's how some of our leaders think. So they don't care what Clinton does. They don't even want to know. Okay, that's the way how many people are in the society but true Muslims, you know, people who have consciousness, even non Muslims in this society are disgusted by the things

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that are going on in the White House. And in in the circles of power.

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Okay, this is just a comment that a person made. And I think we're just about in time for Scylla. Now, are there any other verbal questions anybody has? Yes.

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Right. You know

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when we go out in the world

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is

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what we should do,

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we should become proactive, and we should begin to prepare ourselves. And Alhamdulillah, we do have the rights in this country to do a lot of things. We just don't take advantage of our rights. And we should organize ourselves come together in unity number one, because we have a lot of resources in the Muslim community, and also our lawyers, our moms, our doctors, everybody should be together now. So if you move on one Masjid on one person, then you move on the whole community, you see the Jewish Lobby, if you say one thing against the Jews in any part of this country, the whole lobby comes on you.

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All of them come on, you're even though they might not even like each other. But still, they united enough. They were one of them as attacked the other people in the group, they will defend that person.

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And so we have to learn from this. And even from our own faith, which is telling us this, even before this example, that we have to now drop some of the petty differences that divide Muslim groups and leadership and come together and really begin to appreciate each other. And it is recommended in some cities to form what is called measureless assura. That you have some sort of governing body where members from all of the masjids and Gemma's go to the measures are shorter. And that shorter chooses its leadership, New York City has this, it chooses leadership. And so some group decisions that have to be made, are made within the measures are shorter. And also, if one

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group has an activity, the other people know of the activity of the other group, we need to just we need to communicate with each other. Many of us have email, but we just use it to gossip with each other or to make jokes. But we should use the email and communicate with each other about Islamic activities. Some people said, you know, when a speaker comes in Miami, he's in one part of city and nobody even knows he's there. Sometimes he's in the same place as them. And you don't know. So we have to now is communication. It's about communication. This is what's made this what makes this country so powerful. It's communication, CNN. That's the power they use enough

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communication powers, and Alhamdulillah we have a lot of things that unite us together. And through what unites us and goes over our barrier barriers, we can unite ourselves and come together and be one oma at least so we know what each other is doing. We may not be the exactly the same, but that's okay. Even the Sahaba were a little bit different. Some of them were more into jihad, some of them are more into Nevada, some of them went to studying, whatever, everybody has qualities, right. But you all work together in the same room.

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Okay, so I've just been

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portrayed negatively in the in the media and like moving the seat and so on and so forth. Do you think it's ignorance on the part of the people who are doing that is a concerted, organized effort on the part of certain elements get recorded? Well, you know, I believe, you know, from having grown up in America and watched movies for many years, that the movies and the media, especially the movies, it, it reflects the political, the economic and political situation that the country is actually in. When we were growing up. The bad guys were usually Japanese, Germans, and then Russians that it was the Cold War. And so they would portray that in the movies. Now you find the bad guys

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are usually Spanish drug cartels, will Afro American gangs, and of course, Arab terrorists, right, especially Muslim terrorists now, and so you have all these guys, Chuck Norris.

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Otto swats, Nicolas, big guy, everybody's Steven Seagal a little ponytail and is it everybody's chasing Muslims now? Everybody's chasing us. Okay, and inshallah, if we can overcome this, we can be proactive. Maybe they would begin to stop chasing us and they would go after another enemy.

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And there is another enemy which could supersede us hopefully inshallah, you know, that is

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the aliens

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that they can start chasing the aliens because we're being prepared to The X Files and to Star Trek and all these things for the coming up aliens. Right. Many young people believe in aliens. Okay.

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So if they can start chasing aliens and leave Muslims alone,

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right then maybe we will arm

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have a chance in this country. But what you got to recognize the real bottom line of this is, you see, Islam represents a civilization. We're not just the religion, we have an economic system, we have a political system, we have a social system. And when this one falls apart, communism has fallen apart. There's no alternative.

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And so if Islam comes up, it can be an international alternative economically, socially, politically. It has the capabilities, the potential reality to do that. And that's the reason why there's so much effort being put now into destabilizing our country's and also producing this terrible image about Islam. This is really what is going on. And so we will have to live with this until they realize that Muslims do not want to destroy America. This is a fairy tale. You go to most Muslim countries, they love America. They all want visas. Right? They all visa. They want the jeans coke. They want to drink Coke. Even Meccans people I knew in Mecca Arabians you know from from you

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know a desert bedroom. His children now has a baseball cap on eating McDonald's in Mecca.

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So they love America.

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This this is this is a fairy tale, but it's being used by people in power to scare the masses. You see, they want to scare the masses. And because their system is falling apart

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by scaring the masses and demonizing Muslims, then they can have an enemy to attack and also they hope that they could stop the onward flow of Islamic Society. Okay, so I want to end on this and anything that you

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anything you have gained tonight is from Allah subhanaw taala and the mistakes are mine. And I asked a lot to forgive me sapochnik Allahumma byham deca Nash Edwin La ilaha illa Anta na stock photo Kona to Hoylake Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim will ask in not in Santa la ecos Illa Illallah Dena amanu Amina salia what to also build up what's the wall so the Saba was a lot Allah says in the Mohammed rally, he was a big man will aka da Juana and Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salaam wa Alaykum

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but the home was a place of a Bader and scholarship.

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And so his early edit his etiquette and his training came from his mother and his father, his family.

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And he learned in that and he was able to become proficient in fifth and tafsir. In Hadeeth, and later, he traveled to the Arabian Peninsula and he taught in Riyadh and also al Madina, munawwara Medina, and he was known as one of the great scholars of Medina for many years.

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He has a text, which I will give you an abbreviated version of just so we can start to think about some of the areas that this balance scholar put in front, he said, Asha massage, l ivam, la Hama data dunya.

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That there are 10, great issues, upon these issues, the whole world revolves, everything rests upon these, these are 10 areas, some of these areas are personal, and some of them are international. With this, we will begin to see and understand what is happening in the Muslim world and also partially what is happening in our own lives. And I want to just touch on these 10 points and then open up the floor for any questions and discussions. The first of the points that the shack Rahim Allah gave us is a toe heat that before anything else,

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one of the great issues or the central issue that Muslims have to really look at again, and do housecleaning is our is our connection with Allah subhanaw taala. It's our belief, our tauheed because really the real issue, the crux of the matter. What we say when we enter Islam is La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah is up to snuff. When we die, we pray that we would also say la ilaha illa Allah. So it's the beginning of the road and the end of the road. It is what united all of the profits, the word dandiya, the oneness of the Creator. And when we say this, we do not mean only just that we believe in one God, because the Christians also some Christians say they believe in one

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God.

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And I came about a situation like that. I was in the Caribbean.

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And we were visiting a place a church called Pentecostal

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And we were in a debate. We were Muslims. We were just like Muslims, and we were delivering or we had a refrigerator, something we had borrowed from the church. And we got into a debate and a crowd formed. And so some of the brothers got very nervous. And they were trained in their debates like Ahmed deedat. School. And so they said, You people, you worship many gods and you worship three, and you're confused, and the Trinity and the people were confused. And so the minister came along, and he heard the argument, and he said, Oh, no, no, no, no, we worship one God.

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And everybody stopped. And then I thought to myself, I said, Wait a minute,

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who is that God? And he said, Jesus.

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So in their mind, they worship one God, but they worship Jesus. Well, he had to be law. So they didn't see themselves as trinitarians. They took it to another stage. And they're worshipping a man as the creator. Well, he has to be law. So the fact that we say we worship Allah is not enough.

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We have to reconfirm constantly what we believe. And to understand not only that we accept Allah as Rob Bell alameen, as the Lord of all the worlds as the Sustainer, the cherisher of life, but also, that as Allah says, In the Quran, Lisa committed he Shay, well, who is Samuel Basia, there is nothing similar to Allah, and he hears all things, and he sees all things. So therefore, if anybody comes along, and claims to have any of the qualities of Allah, we reject, if he claims to know the future.

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If he claims to control the creation,

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then we reject this. Because of our belief in Allah.

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Anyone who takes any of the characteristics of the Creator puts them to themselves, we reject this. Also, our tawheed should affect our eba and eba is a broad based term. Our e badger our worship should affect even how we work, where we work, the things we do study all aspects of life. So if the boss tells a Muslim, you can't go to Juma prayer, and Allah said,

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that you should run to Juma prayer. First, our Allah decree law was a little bear that you should run to to the remembrance of Allah leave your business.

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That boss in a sense becomes like his God, because the boss now is telling him don't go to Juma in a law set to go. So who do you worship?

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If we are afraid of the night, afraid of the jinn nice. Many Muslims today, even though they computers and their scientific, they are afraid of the jinn.

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If something goes wrong, they say he put the genie on me the science. He did a magic spell. We have many people, they come inside my office and they say, brother, Abdullah, my head is hurting me. And it's the gym is inside of me take him out.

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I said No brother, it's stress, you got two jobs, you're working too much. Slow down and slow down. There's no gin inside of you. And so we sometimes we're afraid of this magic, afraid of the dock. Afraid of the things around if we are more afraid of a magician, afraid of the jinn than that magician becomes like our God.

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The fear is supposed to be from Allah subhanaw taala not created things. So we need to constantly look at this oneness of the Creator, how it influences our lives, in all the different areas that we are functioning in.

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The second point is a type of wealth is a type of preaching or reminder. And that is a new law has an insane amount of Bahu Jalla wa ala rocky bon alaihe Ali moon be Colima you Fie where you are, then.

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In this point the chakra hemo law said the second issue

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is that we should remember and we should realize

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that our Lord, most high and most majestic is ever watching over everything that we do. He has knowledge of what we conceal, and what we do in the open. This is a very important point. Because if we really had this sn, this type of consciousness righteousness, where we worship Allah as though he's seeing us or as though we see him. We recognize the Presence of Allah, how thin could we be stealing? How could we be lying? How can we take bribes in some countries, they say they're Muslims.

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We are a Muslim country. And if you want a visa, or you want your passport, then you have to give him some money.

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You put some rupees, or you put some real, whatever pounds Janae put it in the book and say, Can you read paid 38? And he turns to page 30? And he says, Oh, yes, and your visa will be ready in 10 minutes.

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If we really fear a lot, how can you ask for a bribe like this? How can you do this, but because this consciousness is gone, this is an individual thing. That's all of us. Because that's gone, we fall into traps.

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And we are capable sometimes of doing things which are strange, and which will lose the connection with Allah subhanaw taala.

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The third point is alpha, beta, gamma salejaw, Hades, the difference between righteous deeds and regular deeds, regular actions, we have to realize that if we go to work,

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if we have a house and a family,

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if we raise children,

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even if we interact with people, we still have not necessarily left the animal kingdom. Animals have homes. Animals go out in the day, and they gather food. Insects do this. If you look at the life of bees and the life of ants, they have a very complex society. They have worker bees,

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they have drones, they have a queen, and the Queen does not have to go to charm school to be a queen.

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Out of instinct, the Queen acts as a queen, the worker bees do not go on strike. You know we're having a strike in Canada in the airport. There's no strike amongst the worker bees. Everybody works in the hive, in perfect

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harmony. They work together.

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And so animals have a complex society, beavers, build homes, they have dams, and they're very good builders, very good in construction. So just because we're construction workers, we still have not left the animal kingdom.

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According to the great scholars of Islam, our deeds should have three conditions in them one, that they should be in line with what the prophet peace and blessings be upon him brush.

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It should be in line with this. Secondly, that any deed that we do should be done Holly suddenly what you lack, you should do your actions.

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Surely for Allah, purely for Allah, we should do it.

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Thirdly, is that the deed should be based upon a strong aqeedah Akita tone salema a strong faith system helps us to get involved if we have these three conditions, then this is a righteous deed. It takes us out of regular actions. And we can be involved in righteous deeds, even on the job, at school, in any part of the society. If we try to keep in mind that everything we do has some influence upon our relationship with Allah. Don't think that when you're at work, or when you're at school,

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that this has nothing to do with your Islam. It has everything to do with Islam. All aspects of life, have something to do with our religion.

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The fourth point from these Ashura Messiah is arm la hammer data dunya.

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The fourth point brought to us by our chef rahima hula. This now takes us on an international level. And I told you this is the bottom line I'm going to tell you tonight. Not gonna hold anything back.

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The fourth point that he said is to Hakeem

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valeu Sha, sha Allah Karim. And that is when the rule or the governing of our countries is done with other than the law of Allah.

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If our countries are ruled by constitutional law, by capitalist theory, by communists theories, then we will continue to have problems and you can call yourself any type of leader that you want. Allah subhanaw taala has said we're mellem yakushima anzahl Allah for oola ecoman caffi rune.

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If you do not rule or judge by what Allah has revealed, you are a disbeliever. That's the bottom line.

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And we will see this played out in the Muslim world. They will continue to have problems until they start

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Top the ruling by other constitutions and start to deal with Islam. Many of us saw this in with the partition in India.

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And people left India, going into Pakistan, hoping to go to an Islamic State those who have read a cabal, and other scholars in the past, who had a dream of an Islamic State. But what happened there, unfortunately, was something different. Many times and we see now there is still a struggle with the Constitution is still a struggle, although it's called an Islamic country. It's still a struggle that Islam is the Constitution.

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And I'm not talking about the kind of Islam that takes us back 1400 years and leaves us back there.

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I'm talking about the principles of Islam in a dynamic way, which can meet the challenges of the 21st century. This is what we need, this is the bottom line.

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Point number five is a while HTML

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Marlin which Tama and this can be looked upon as being the conditions of social life within society itself. Even Allah subhanaw taala has revealed in the Quran telling to the Prophet peace be upon work for Jenna Hakka, limited taboc limited Tara aka meaning excuse me,

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in this ayah Allah subhanaw taala reveals

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lower your wing, lower your wing, take care and be easy with those people who follow you from amongst the believers, lower your wing to them. And so part of being a Muslim, and having a Muslim society is that we need to take care of the problems of the believers. If we leave these problems, we will not solve our greater issues in the MENA echo that the believers are our brethren, brothers and sisters, this does not mean in the mosque Assalamualaikum waalaikumsalam. That's the beginning of it. But do you know what is happening to the other Muslims? Is that person sick? Is that person in need of Zakat? Does that person have economic problems, social problems, psychological problems,

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immigration problems, we have to deal with all aspects. This is what a community really is.

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What we have done in Toronto, which I discussed with you here before is that we developed and have continued Alhamdulillah. And this is now the the eighth year in the office the 10th year after conception, what is called the Islamic social services, and resources Association. This is a group of Muslim professionals in moms professionals who came together doctors, lawyers, social workers, community leaders, to try to deal with the issues of the community. And that involves the women of the community. Women are on the board of directors and are empowered in the organization, dealing with the issues. And when a person comes to the office, we will deal with that person, Muslim or non

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Muslim. But if the person is a Muslim, regardless of their organization,

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regardless of their school of thought,

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regardless of their nationality,

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then we will deal with that person to try to see what are the problems that you're facing? What are the problems? This is a crucial issue. What is happening now in our society. In some cases, we are in a state of denial.

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We denying what is happening, especially with the teenagers.

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What is going on with the teenagers now is a crisis because of what the society is bringing.

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We had a case in Toronto, where a Muslim nurse was in the Toronto General Hospital and found a large number of Muslim youth, teenagers, young adults who are HIV positive. And they did not know how to say this to their parents. They didn't know how to say it.

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Because I've as I have mentioned to you before here, the parents only saw one face. The parents only saw the love. They saw Ali.

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They didn't know that below was also Billy

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and that Ali was out.

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And that Asya was Asia. There was another personality. They didn't know that.

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And the young person with no guidance in the dunya

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got caught in the life of this world.

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Got caught in the life of this world.

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And when he had to be law

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was found was caught into this terrible disease.

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Also there was a sister who was a nurse. And she was working with a group called voices of positive women.

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And these are women who are HIV positive. And she's a Muslim.

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And she noticed

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that many of the calls that she was getting,

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were coming from Muslims. Some of them are just calling in giving their name, she could tell by the names, or by the accent, that they're Muslims. And so she

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brought together some of the Muslim sisters, and found out a number of Muslim women within our community. Were HIV, HIV positive.

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And some of the women stayed in the house all the time.

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In total hijab, some of them are wearing niqab.

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And they're HIV positive. How did they find out when she was having a baby, and they tested the blood. At the after the time of conception, they found that she was HIV positive, and they traced it to her husband, who had gone and played around with hieratic dunya play with the life of this world, he became HIV positive, and he brought it back into the family.

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These are real issues that we're facing now. It is real.

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And the teenagers have to go between societies.

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They have to survive out there in the streets, they have to survive some of these high schools, that that that they're going to like jungles.

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Even in the suburbs, it's changing.

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Even in the suburbs, there's they're smoking drugs.

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And they're doing many things right inside the school.

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And so they have to go in between these worlds. And so as I was saying, it is crucial for us to be aware of the social issues in our agency. Now last year, we have a telephone referral service. When people call in for information. If they have a problem, they come in, and they see somebody like a doctor's office, we try to counsel them. Last year, we had over 5500 phone calls in one year.

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That is the state of the condition when you when you start to realize the problems we face, you realize that it is immense, but it has to be dealt with. And on this issue. This is one of the 10 issues upon which the whole of this 10 year rests. Issue number six,

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equity sod economics is the bottom line

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on an individual level, and also on an international level.

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on an individual level, how do you earn your money? And how do you spend your money.

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These are important issues that all Muslims have to face. In some parts of the Western world. Muslims are developing credit unions.

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They're also developing Islamic banking,

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trying to have non interest accounts, the City Bank, in some places has a non interest window where you could put your money in the bank without interest.

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Also credit unions, we have to try to look at this, this is the bottom line. And this will influence our life on an international level.

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The interest based system capitalist system is destroying our countries look at Indonesia. And now look at Malaysia. Look at what the Muslims are going to and you will see this happening in all of the countries money devalued

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economy being destroyed.

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And until we come out of the interest based system, we will continually fall into traps. It is one of the major issues that the whole of this life depends upon issue number seven or CSR,

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politics, political life

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and I'm looking at this of course, this is now an area which which might not influence most of us. And that is if there is an Islamic State. If there is an area where Muslims are living in number one externally, they have to prepare themselves and they have to have enough strength

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that the other countries especially the non Muslim countries will not continue to attack them and enslave them.

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Also in that land, they should establish the who dude. They should establish the punishments and the laws injustice should be established not just for poor people,

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but for all people within the society.

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The limits have to be established, prostitution has to be ended. drugs have to be taken out. Gambling has to be taken out. You know, they did a survey in Canada. And it's probably the same here in America, about how the Ontario government is getting its taxes or how it gets its income.

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And the biggest income is a personal tax that they put on everybody called GST and PST. But the next categories of income for the government is gambling, casinos, also tobacco, cigarettes, and alcohol. This is the way that they're earning their money. And even they recognize that gambling is a disease, it destroys the person's life, destroys their family, destroys their income. And also, alcohol addiction is like a disease. It's a terrible thing. When a person is addicted to alcohol or drugs. Also, cigarette smoking is it is obvious that it will kill you and people are dying, but they still advertise the cigarettes publicly.

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And so this is a serious contradiction, and the Muslims would have to deal with this. Unfortunately, in some of our countries, the cigarettes are cheaper than in America.

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And that's done on purpose. They send some of these cigarettes to the Muslim countries that even Americans don't want to smoke. You know, they used to have these cigarettes called camel. They used to smoke these ones called camera with no filter

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to it, this is so tough that the even if you have a leather throat, covered with nicotine, the camels will burn your throat, has no filter on it. And so they move the camel country into the into the camel factory into the Muslim world to sell to Muslims. You look in Egypt and you look in many parts of the Muslim world and you find cigarettes are cheaper than even here. Why is that when they know it's causing cancer did trying to stop smoking, and they but they export it to us.

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So a Muslim state, when the doctors have recognized the fact this is dangerous to health, they would have to deal with this on a society level. Point number eight, toss lethal Kufa lol muslimeen

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this is another crucial point, especially in the 20th century. And that is, as long as the non Muslims are controlling the Muslim countries, we will continue to be slaves to them. And when I say control, not just physical control, it is psychological control, cultural control, social control, what is happening now, they are using satellite dishes to destroy the societies in a way that the colonial armies could never destroy it. One of the brothers who went to Mauritania amongst this group called the shanaka ta, the shanaka ta are people living in the Sahara, the same shack is from the shanaka. Very simple people.

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Right on the earth. The Colonia, the French came in there colonize the place, tried to destroy it. But after many years, they felt the French would driven out they were driven out of Algeria, driven out of all of West Africa.

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Then, when the recent colonial people came in, they didn't bring an army in. They gave scholarships to the young people to come to study in America.

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And then they gave them televisions and they could get also a satellite dish.

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And when they saw that television when they came to America, and some of the young people came back with an attitude, walking in the way that you walk with an attitude. We're in closed, like, you know, the people were here, pants hanging down, not even in the suit, no way. Right But pulled down forcibly

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wearing the clothes like the people who have following America.

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They were able to destroy the culture in that society in 10 years in the way the colonial colonial army could not do in 90 years. They did it in 10 years, because with that television, they came right into your home.

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The colonial army could not usually come inside your house. But this time they violate your home, violate your bedrooms, and they show your children scenes that even adults should not be seeing. And so they lose their house.

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They lose their shame and they lose they lose their taqwa and they're feeling that connection with Allah.

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in Mecca, we went to make Hajj in Mecca, and came out of Mecca and you look and you see McDonald's. The Golden Arches is Hello McDonald's. Hello.

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Also Baskin Robbins,

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and Burger King.

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All these different shot Pizza Hut, in Mecca. Not that this haram to eat these foods, but this beautiful Arabian cuisine. Everybody now leaves that and now they want to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken and leave their beautiful Arabian foods, because they want to eat french fries fast food. they've entered the new 20th century, and the fast food is killing them. It is destroying their bodies. It is destroying their minds.

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But yet, because of the cultural control, it continued to be propagated amongst the Muslims. Point number nine Darfur Muslim men are coming to a conclusion right now.

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Point number nine is the weakness of the Muslims darfield Muslim mean.

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As long as our relationship with Allah is weak,

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we live in weakness, we're not focused, focused on the issues. As long as we are in this, then we will continue to be controlled by a foreign power.

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Point number 10. And it's interesting that he put this point last, and I was talking to one of the brothers earlier even about the situation here in Miami. And it's all over the Muslim world now. This is muscala St. Olaf Alka lube.

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The problem of the differences of the hearts This is a crucial issue. In certain hatia verse 14, it tells us it's speaking about the yahood Benny israa L. And it says tassa boom Jimmy on waku home shatta Dally cabana home Coleman la Yaki loon,

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you think they are united, but their hearts are divided. That is because they are people who do not reflect they don't have a call, or they don't use the ACA.

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They're not intelligent people.

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We got to think about this now. Because if we don't watch out in many cases, it's striking us. You go and you see everybody prays Allahu Akbar, everybody follows the email.

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He says, send me alone limit how many times everybody comes up. He says Assalamualaikum everybody turns after salaat when they leave the line, everybody goes in their own direction at eat prayer. Some people they don't hug all the Muslims, they look for their cousins or the someone from their country, and then they hug them.

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Like the other people are not part of the Muslim world.

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This is group insanity. It's group insanity that's striking us.

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As we were talking about earlier, it's all over the place Muslims somehow everybody wants to be any mom or president. They want their own Islamic Center. They want their own school. I'm not just talking about you here, right? You think I am though?

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I'm talking more about Toronto. You know, we have a saying here amongst the native people, because the natives were defeated by the the European

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colonizers, partly because they were disunited.

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Because the different Confederacy's were fighting against each other. And so they have a saying they said, there's too many chiefs and not enough Indians, you understand that? There's too many chiefs, and not enough Indians. Everybody wants to be the chief. Nobody wants to be the Indian. No one wants to be the follower, right? So we have this too. Everybody wants to be the Imam or everybody wants to be the ruler of the President, or my group is the Jamaat my JAMA, and not recognizing the other Muslims, it's group insanity.

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And Allah subhanaw taala is saying, think about this. When he talks about Benny Israel. At the end of this verse, he's saying that he could be no home Coleman la Yaki loon, they don't have sets.

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If we had sense, we would recognize

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that we need to be united, regardless of language, regardless of color, regardless of school of thought, if a person is a Muslim, the people of the Qibla that is your brother and your sister, and when the leadership understands this, then we can start to solve the issue and pray eat. You know, in the same time, one of the brothers said, okay, no, it's Ramadan is coming. Oh, no. I said, brother. Why you said Ramadan. This is a shouter Ramadan Mubarak. He says, No, no, no, brother. We're going to have to eats three, we have three sometimes four.

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That's a we have.

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So we said we can't like this.

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He said no, but the problem brother is extra laffel metalia. This is the problem the difference in horizons. I said No brother, the problem is not St laffel metalia. It is st laugh Alka loop. It is the difference in the hops. Because the fic the jurisprudence will tell you how to solve that problem. And we can get together and decide amongst ourselves, whether we want to use an international horizon or a local horizon. If the leadership comes together, we make a decision as a group and we all follow it and finished. All of it is Sunnah. It's all accepted by the folk haha.

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But we don't use our intelligence than one person goes one direction, and the other one goes in the other direction. That is the reason why an andaluza why the Muslims lost and the lucea when even battuta came into Andalusia, the famous traveler, he came into Andalusia and he said, I have never seen so many ameerul momineen in one place. Everybody thinks he's a miramont. Meaning we have this problem is not here in New York City. It is so bad. If they learn a couple Sutras, they become the Imam. If he learns that Jews have Khurana a little bit of knowledge, he might become a magette did like a renewal of the faith. Some of them even become muddy.

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And we have even have cases of people who claim to be prophets. When he has a villa. One person in New York he said he was Allah, who's the big machine? It's a group called Five percenters. You know, the young people know hip hop, hip hop music, in the hip hop generation, whenever they called, some of them are talking about Allah. It's a group called Five percenters out in New York. The leader of the group said he was Allah, and somebody shot him down in New York.

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That's insanity.

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And if we don't use our intelligence, we can fall into this trap. So I want to leave you with these 10 points. And remember what the prophet peace be upon him said, Mati. Howdy he, oma tomar Houma laser la ha adab and Phil, aka Abu hanifa dunya and fitna was allowed on while Patil this my nation is a nation that has mercy on it, his punishment is not in the next life. The punishment is in this life, fitna trials and tribulation, Zelzal earthquakes and cattle, we will be killed in in large numbers. May Allah subhanaw taala help us before the fitna strikes us in a terrible way. May Allah subhanaw taala unite all of the communities of the Muslims. May Allah subhanaw taala protect and

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educate the children of the oma of Muhammad. May Allah protect the women of the Ummah of Muhammad. And may Allah give strength to the leadership and the men of the oma of Mohammed, that they would have the strength and the taqwa of the Sahaba and be able to face any problem any enemy, wherever it exists. Aku Kali howdah, while stuck for lolly, walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Now I think for a few moments, we will be opening up the floor for any questions.

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Any discussion, comments? Or any questions that anybody has? I can take it orally, or I can take it in a written form. Yes.

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What do you think about the body wants to find out what

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the question is concerning the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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I am not myself,

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a politician, I'm not totally aware of all the political aspects that are going on in that part of the world.

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What I can say is this, I want to be honest with you. During the time of the of the resistance to the Russian colonization, nobody knew about the Taliban. Nobody knew about it. They were students in Pakistan.

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And people resisted, and were able to drive the Russians out. And unfortunately, they were not able to organize themselves. There's some divisions that went on. But I cannot see how people can justify killing other Muslims. I can't see how they justify that. And so I don't understand what motivates them to be fighting and killing the other Muslims in the way it's done. If you really want to know what's going on, however, you would have to bring somebody from their organization who can speak for himself. I cannot speak for the organization. One thing I did recognize from being there, I was up in that region there

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and speaking about the area with the public

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And with a van and the people in that area, what they told me is that Afghan they have their own time that they do things.

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And they do it in their own way.

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And so if you want to do it your way you can forget it. They're going to do it in their way.

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Now what is happening? I don't exactly No. All I can say is this is that there's no justification for killing other Muslims. The Prophet peace be upon him said

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that

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several Muslim that when you curse a Muslim is forsook. wakita Allahu kafa.

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fighting him killing him is disbelief. See Babel Muslim Farooq wakita Allahu cofa. Oh, come on, colonists are too slow.

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So we shouldn't be cursing and killing other Muslims. May Allah help them in that area that they can get themselves together?

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One of the questions is here, it says, Are you a converted Muslim? What qualities of Islam made you convert? Okay, the word convert means that you're sort of changed you are what we use now is revert in the sense that all of us were born in the state of Islam. But our parents kept us into Christianity, or Judaism for a little while. And then we came back at hamdulillah I was born in a Christian family. But at the age of 19, Allah bless me and I was able to accept Islam and then come in

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to the Muslim world. And that is because of studying. It is hidayah the guidance of Allah. And for me, it was the example of one of the great leaders of Islam, Salahuddin Liu be Saladino is very famous person in history. And we used to read about him. And I was very impressed with him and read about his life, and also some West African scholars, and they help to influence me to become a Muslim.

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One question says, when we read Salah, why do we make movements? Okay, when we're reading Salah,

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the prayer that we are doing, was taught to the Prophet Mohammed la Salatu, salam, by the angel gibreel. It is recorded in the books of Sierra, that gibreel used to come in Mecca. And he showed the properties of Islam how to pray, and the times to pray, and then he would follow the angel. And so our prayer is the combination of all of the prophets who came before and is directly from Allah subhanaw taala, why we are making the movements in the way that we make them.

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The third question is, how can we prevent movies like the seeds from being made? What is happening now there's an organization in Washington called care. And the care organization is at the forefront in trying to work against the siege, and they have contacted the production company, they got them to change the script somewhat. But they're still going ahead with it. And so,

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they are they are in leadership now, in terms of resisting this that inshallah Muslims will be resisting in different ways. You can find them on the internet, I'm not sure maybe we can find their internet number. But you're in the papers and some of the magazines you'll find their their internet number, or their website, and then you can go to their website, and they're keeping everybody

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up to what is happening on the website itself. And you can download the information and the instructions as to what to do.

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One question is when Allah ordained 500, prayers among the people, and the Prophet, Musa told,

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told the Prophet, I guess that the people weren't capable of doing it? How come Allah didn't consider this before? Okay. This is kind of a complicated question. But it deals with Israel and Mirage, that during the Mirage, when the properties of met musala Islam, and Allah subhanaw taala, ordained the sola and every time he came back to to Musa Musa told him that you know, that's too much that you're doing fire into too much. 100 is too much 50 is too much, even five he said is too much.

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But the prophet peace be upon him that said he was too shy to go back again. Allah subhanaw taala allow this thing to happen. Allah allowed it to happen. And this is a lesson to us. Because when Allah said he is LLM, he has knowledge of all things. So when things happen amongst a creation, Allah allows it to happen in order that we can get a Buddha we get some sort of lesson from the things that are happening around us but Allah is aware of all things and it's difficult to try to understand this because you cannot begin to fathom the knowledge of the Creator.

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So to try if you try to think about what is how does allow think all these things are beyond us LASIK? admittedly he shaved there's nothing similar

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To Allah.

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The next question is people are saying that many of the signs of the Day of Judgment, like

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the illiterate people becoming rulers, children disrespecting their mothers are already happening. Can you elaborate on this? Okay, basically. And you can look in the second because we don't have much time. But you can look in the,

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the sections on Allah madrasah the signs of the last day that comes in Sahih Muslim in Bukhari, in many of the books of Hadith. There is also the signs of the last day by Eben kaseya. Even his book is translated into English. I believe the bookstore service would have this available. It's a science before the day of judgment he has translated in Kathy's work. And so, but but the scholars tell us is that the alamat, a surah, the small signs have been completed, all of the small signs are completed. It is only the major signs that are left is the major science. This is what many of the great scholars have said that the signs have completed.

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There's another question in terms of Do you truly consider Shia as Muslims? This is another question that really takes a long time to really deal with, all I can say is that if people believe in the oneness of Allah, and they accept the Prophet Mohammed de Santo Salaam as the Messenger of Allah, and they do not do any have any belief, which

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constitutes disbelief, they do not deny any of the major Pillars of Islam, then they are a hollow Qibla, they are the people of the Qibla. So the ignatia come and they make Hajj and they are amongst the people of the Qibla. One, some of the smaller groups that you have some of the smaller ones, that the scholars have considered them outside of Islam, some of the smaller groups. And if you want details in that your shack is here, in Charlotte, I'm sure he can give you a good lesson on these different things.

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The next point is, is the Muslim scholars somehow getting organized and getting ready to face some of the fitness, there are people throughout the world who are trying to now come together, and change is happening. But unfortunately, Muslims sometimes need to have a crisis to have change. That's one of our problems. We wait until a crisis, then we react to everything. You know, and but we need to be proactive now, before the punishment comes, then we need to do something before it to create the type of institutions that would support our community.

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One of the questions is that the person is saying that one of the problems Muslims are facing is stereotyping that the Muslims themselves, stereotype people. That means they put people in categories. And it's saying that that is one of our main problems. And it's a case of practice what you preach, instead of calling names to the different groups, that we should practice what we preach. This is a good point, because really, you know, we need to be inclusive and positive. The Prophet peace be upon him, had so much love in his heart, even hypocrites, Muna 15 that he knew was hypocrites. He still want to pray for them. That's how much love he had inside of his heart. This is

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a very important point because we tend to want to hate people and criticize people and but that's a negative thing. Innocent pure heart is what we want. One of the one of the times on one of the traditions, the prophet peace be upon him, spoke about one of the Sahaba and he said this person isn't he has this person will enter Paradise. And so when they went to the person and they said, What is it that you do?

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And the answer was, I don't know what I do. I pray like you, I fast like you, I give us a cat like you. But I don't hate anybody.

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There's no hatred in his heart. That's an important thing. Even if you're involved in a battle.

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You're not supposed to hate the enemy. Because the enemy might accept Islam.

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You're supposed to be able to forgive those people.

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Think about that. Some of us is is very difficult even to forgive each other. Sometimes if a brother does something against the other brother, I've heard one brother He said, this person in between me and him is janazah.

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In other words, I won't do anything but go to his janazah I'll never have I don't want to see him at all. You're not supposed to be angry with a Muslim over three days.

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So we have to learn how to make conflict resolution.

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Now one question is saying we reject psychic abilities, do we reject telepathy communication?

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What are your feel? Okay, the first point, you know, in terms of psychic abilities, it has been recognized that we only use a small part of our brain, that there are other ways there are sensitivities some people have

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that are more than others. And when a person loses their sight, their hearing becomes more sensitive. If you lose your hearing, other facilities become more sensitive. And so there are people who do have some capacities, in terms of communication.

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So in some cases, you'll even see if you can notice, sometimes Have you ever seen a case where

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somebody's standing not facing you, and you're looking at him? And they turn around and look right at you?

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They look right at you. How did that person know that you were looking at them?

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There are certain things that we have. The only problem is, is that we don't control these capacities. If somebody comes to you, and he starts telling you I see in the future. I can read your palms, I can tell you what will happen next year, watch out. That's a dangerous person. Because these are usually people who are trying to take advantage of others. They take advantage of you and they try to put fear in your hearts. But there are certain abilities. There is what is called in Islam kerama there is more agenda. And there is karma. More agenda is a miracle that comes to the Nabhi the Prophet, but karma can come it's a miracle can come to any Muslim. It is reported that

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when the Muslims went into Persia, and Omar Katara de la Juan was the Khalifa. There was an army led by a man named Saudia and they were about to face the enemy. They were coming into the area of the enemy. And Omar was in Medina

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on the mimbar, and he was inspired. He's given the clip and he said, Yeah, Saudia eligible.

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The books report to us. He said, Oh, Saudi at the mountain, and the people report in Persia, that they heard the voice of oma, but booming like something coming over a loudspeaker, saying the mountain. And they sent some people and they found the enemy hiding an ambush behind the mountain.

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That is kurama. It's kurama. And that is a communication that Allah subhanaw taala gave to the Sahaba because of the level that they reached, but you don't control those things. You see, you can't say that you control it. That's the danger. When the person says they control it, and then they make a business out of it. That is the dangerous part.

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It says, Do you feel the colonizers succeeded in conquering the natives because of their propagation of God, although their methods were at times forceful and against Islam, and how to give doubt, no, the colonizers succeeded in conquering the native people, whether it be in America, or whether it be any part of the world. Number one because of the weakness and division of the people themselves. That's the first point that the natives here were divided. Secondly, they used treachery and lying.

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They make a treaty with you, and they break the treaty Two weeks later.

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Also, they used in human methods, they poisoned water, they killed the buffaloes in the southwest. They gave some of the natives in this part of the world blankets, with cholera. They have the cure to color. And they knew that people did not have the cure to this. And they gave them the blankets with these with some diseases, and it's spread like wildfire, and millions of people died.

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This is genocide. This is how they were able to win. It was not because of their belief in God. Because if they were following Isa, Allah Islam, they would never have been here in the first place. And that goes for here any part of the world, even other parts of Europe itself.

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What are your feelings of the support from the world leaders for Clinton?

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Okay, I don't want to go into this Clinton dialogue discourse so much, because all of us are sick of it now. But you have to realize politics. The bottom line for a lot of leaders is money and guns. If you have money and guns, if they have, if they have submitted themselves to the devil, then they'll do anything. They don't care what he does, as long as it gives them money and as long as it gives them guns. That's how some of our leaders think. So they don't care what Clinton does. They don't even want to know. Okay, that's the way how many people are in the society but true Muslims, you know, people who have consciousness even non Muslim

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in this society are disgusted by the things that are going on in the White House. And in in the circles of power.

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Okay, this is just a comment that a person made. And I think we're just about in time for Scylla. Now, are there any other verbal questions anybody has? Yes?

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Yeah.

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Right?

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Anywhere,

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near people, and if

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anybody

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is not really that's what we should shoot for you'd like to be like,

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waiting for them to come over us.

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We should become proactive, and we should begin to prepare ourselves. And, and Hamdulillah, we do have the rights in this country to do a lot of things. We just don't take advantage of our rights. And we should organize ourselves come together in unity, number one, because we have a lot of resources in the Muslim community. And also, our lawyers, our moms, our doctors, everybody should be together now. So if you move on one Masjid on one person, then you move on the whole community, you see the Jewish Lobby, if you say one thing against the Jews in any part of this country, the whole lobby comes on you.

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All of them come on you even though they might not even like each other. But still, they united enough. They were one of them as attacked the other people in the group, they will defend that person.

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And so we have to learn from this and even from our own faith, which is telling us this, even before this example, that we have to now drop some of the petty differences that divide Muslim groups and leadership and come together and really begin to appreciate each other. And it is recommended in some cities to form what is called measureless assura. That you have some sort of governing body where members of all of the masjids and Gemma's go to the Methodist is shorter. And that Shura chooses its leadership, New York City has this, it chooses leadership. And so some group decisions that have to be made, are made within the measurements are shorter. And also if one group has an

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activity, the other people know of the activity of the other group, we need to just we need to communicate with each other. Many of us have email, but we just use it to to gossip with each other or to make jokes. But we should use the email and communicate with each other about the stomach activities. Some people said, you know, when a speaker comes in Miami, he's in one part of city and nobody even knows he's there. Sometimes he's in the same place as them. And you don't know. So we have to now is communication. It's about communication. This is what's made this what makes this country so powerful. It's communication, CNN. That's the power they use enough

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communication powers, and hamdulillah we have a lot of things that unite us together. And through what unites us and goes over our barrier barriers, we can unite ourselves and come together and be one oma at least so we know what each other is do we may not be the exactly the same. But that's okay. Even the Sahaba were a little bit different. Some of them were more into jihad, some of them are more into Nevada, some of them went to studying, whatever, everybody has qualities, but you all work together in the same room.

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Okay, so yes.

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portrayed negatively in the in the media and like moving the seat and so on and so forth. Do you think it's ignorance on the part of the people who are doing that is a concerted, organized effort on the part of certain elements, you have to portray that? Well, you know, I believe, you know, from having grown up in America and watched movies for many years, that the movies and the media, especially the movies, it, it reflects the political, the economic and political situation that the country is actually in. When we were growing up. The bad guys were usually Japanese, Germans, and then Russians that it was the Cold War. And so they would portray that in the movies. Now you find

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the bad guys are usually Spanish drug cartels, or Afro American gangs. And of course, Arab terrorists, right, especially Muslim terrorists now, and so you have all these guys, Chuck Norris.

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Otto swats nigga this big guy. Everybody's Steven Seagal little pony tail and is it everybody's chasing Muslims now. Everybody's chasing us.

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Okay, and inshallah, if we can overcome this, we can be proactive, maybe they would begin to stop chasing us, and they would go after another enemy.

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And there is another enemy which could supersede us hopefully inshallah, you know, that is

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the aliens

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if they can start chasing the aliens, because we're being prepared to The X Files and to Star Trek and all these things for the coming of aliens, right? Many young people believe in aliens, okay?

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So if they can start chasing aliens and leave Muslims alone,

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right then maybe we will have a chance in this country. But what you got to recognize the real bottom line of this is, you see, Islam represents a civilization. We're not just a religion, we have an economic system, we have a political system, we have a social system. And when this one falls apart, communism has fallen apart, there's no alternative.

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And so if Islam comes up, it can be an international alternative economically, socially, politically. It has the capabilities, the potential reality to do that. And that's the reason why there's so much effort being put now into destabilizing our countries and also producing this terrible image about Islam. This is really what is going on. And so we will have to live with this until they realize that Muslims do not want to destroy America. This is a fairy tale. You go to most Muslim countries, they love America. They all want visas. Right? They all visa. They want the jeans coke. They want to drink Coke. Even Mexicans people I knew in Mecca Arabians you know from from, you

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know, a desert bedroom. His children now is a baseball cap on he's eating McDonald's in Mecca.

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So they love America.

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This this is this is a fairy tale, but it's being used by people in power to scare the masses. You see, they want to scare the masses. And because their system is falling apart

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by scaring the masses and demonizing Muslims, then they can have an enemy to attack. And also they hope that they could stop the onward flow of Islamic Society. Okay, so I want to end on this and anything that you

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anything you have gained tonight is from Allah subhanaw taala and the mistakes are mine. And I asked a lot to forgive me. So panic Allahu byham deca netshelter Wanda Illa illa Anta nostoc for Luke want to relate Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. We'll ask him in central Africa's Hillel Idina amanu Amina salia what also will hop what's the Walsall? The Saba was a lot Allah says in the Mohammed Valley he was a big man will aka da Juana Anil hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah