Caught Between Two Evil Extremes

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Friday Sermon (11-20-2015) Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick – Caught Between Two Evil Extremes: The Fitnah of the 21st Century

Islamic Institute of Toronto

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Alhamdulillah hora below the mean bollocky but a little more tuck in will out with one Illa Allah Dolly me

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wash Edwin La ilaha illallah wa de la sharika lah wa shadow Mohammed Abu what a Zulu sallallahu alayhi wa. He was happy woman da da da what he was standing up the sun Dottie de la Yomi Dean

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for Santa Sleeman. kathira

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combat

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for SQL will not see the taqwa Allah azza wa jal or some avatar by Kunal Huck suparna Yeah, are you Hola, Dena Amara taco, la haka, Ducati. While at Mouton, Illa, enter Muslim mode.

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Our praises are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds

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and surely,

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Allah is the best to protect.

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Surely there is no animosity, no ill feeling except for the oppressor.

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And I bear witness that Allah is one and has no partners. And that Mohammed the son of Abdullah, is a servant and his last messenger. May Allah always and constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed, to his family, to his companions, and to all those who called his way and established his Sunnah to the Day of Judgment.

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As to what follows I begin by reminding myself of the importance of taqwa, the importance of the consciousness of Allah, in everything that we do,

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whether we whether we are in Islamic occasions, or in worldly occasions, whether we are in the masjid, or at business, we should never forget that there is one mighty in power.

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Who has knowledge of all things.

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And allows the pinata Allah has revealed to us are you believe, have the consciousness of Allah.

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Fear Allah in the way he should be feared, and do not die, except in a state of Islam.

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Oh, you who believe.

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Allah subhanaw taala through his infinite mercy, revealed the last message in a way that would be relevant to the Prophet Muhammad Ali salatu salam and his companions in the Arabian Peninsula.

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It would be relevant to a tribal society in Jazeera salado.

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But this message would continue in its relevance not only to people of the Arabian Peninsula, but all over the planet, and an all times

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and the message

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was a complete one.

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It gave guidance when Muslims are in state of weakness.

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It gave guidance when Muslims were in a state of strength.

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And in the six year after the hegira

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the prophet SAW Solomon's companions made an intention to go to Mecca to make Allah

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not to fight not for hostility, but only to worship Allah subhanaw taala.

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And they were blocked from this, the polytheist of Mecca

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in a continuation of their hatred,

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genocide,

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exile, murder,

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they blocked the Muslims from worshiping the Lord.

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But by the mercy of Allah azza wa jal,

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the Treaty of who they BIA was signed, and the Muslims were able to return at a later date.

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And by the eighth year after the hegira,

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the Muslims had opened up Mecca.

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And they were now in a state of strength not in a state of weakness, but they were in a state of strength, where they had the ability to harm others or to leave them alone.

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To establish justice, or to be involved in oppression.

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And in this straight up state of strength,

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in many cases is the greatest test.

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Because in the state of weakness, we are calling out to our Lord, but in the state of strength where we have the ability now over somebody else's life, will we establish justice? Or will we establish oppression and evil and a lot as a gel revealed in certain matita

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Verses concerning the sacred house

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and concerning how to deal with people in the precincts of the Sacred House, those who, at one point had done harm to the Muslims. And Allah azzawajal in the eighth verse revealed the Billahi min ash shaytaan the regime. Yeah, are you hella Xena? amanu kuno kawaman la la he shuhada a bill cast. Well, are you a journeyman no come Shanna Andrew Coleman, Allah and la de leeuw el de leeuw who Acropolis taqwa what toquilla in de la habia donburi. Mata Malou. Allah revealed are you who believe, be upright for Allah,

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bearers of witness with justice. And let not the hatred of a people incite you to not act with justice.

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Be just that is nearer to piety and keep your duty to Allah. Surely Allah is well aware of all that you do.

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These verses are extremely important to us. Because the concept of taqwa seems to be in many cases, a distant one. How can we gain taqwa? How can we have a balanced relationship with Allah subhanaw taala.

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But one of the qualities of taqwa as Allah said, de leeuw, who,

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if you are just, if you are balanced, if you give justice, whether it's for yourself or against yourself, that's close to the top, that is what you want.

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And so justice is a key element. Just as we learn mi Zahn balance is a key element for Muslims, it was in the early days, and it is up until today. And when we go out of the season, out of the balance out of the justice, then the opposite is oppression.

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Because volume, oppression is described by the scholars, as going over majaz that to her dude when you go over the limits with people.

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And so,

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the prophet SAW someone was given a mighty lesson

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that even though they had done you wrong,

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even though they tortured you, they killed you. They drove you out of your home.

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The ends does not justify the means it is not.

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It does not give you the right

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to oppress other people or to fight evil with evil.

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And this is a crucial concept for Muslims today. Because at many points in our history, this was the deciding factor between whether we would be considered oppresses or whether we would be considered liberated.

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Oh, you who believe.

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Last week I was on a journey to Spain and Morocco.

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And we were studying in details

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the history of Islam in Al Andalus.

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What happened to Muslims during this 800 year period?

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We know that in 711 Tata Gibbon Ziad Rahim Allah opened up

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Al Andalus. The believers in one God from the Christians and the Jews, were crying out to the Muslims to defend them from the unjust Trinitarian taxes from the oppression and tada came and he opens it up. He continued North throughout Spain and Portugal. With Musa bin new set, Rahim Allah is Amir following closely behind.

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And they opened up just about the whole of the Iberian Peninsula, right to the pier in these mountains. People opened up their doors for the Muslims, because the Muslims represented justice. They did not compel people to accept Islam. They represented a balanced approach. And so people opened up their doors and accepted the Muslims to be the ones who would guard the truth and guard the rights of the poor.

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And following this up to Amanda dakhil. Up to Amanda last roommates rahima Hola, and today entered into an Andalus and established an amazing dynasty. He ruled by example.

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Although he was the leader, he fed the person

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He did not surround himself with bodyguards. He gave education for everybody, Muslim, Christian, or Jew.

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He did not compel people to accept Islam, but he showed Islam as a natural upgrading for the lifestyle of any human being.

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But after the time of dromana duquel, when three generations went by corruption started to set in.

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The leaders then began to care about Hyatt dunya. The life of this world building palaces, they started to surround themselves with bodyguards to be afraid of their people. tribalism came in Arab versus non Arab, light skinned versus dark skin

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until he had been Khaldoon Rahim Allah. He mentions during his time,

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when the second great fit no Civil War hit Al Andalus. He said they were more Amir's than the word towns.

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So every time you go to there's a mirror, meaning

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every place the leader thinks that he is the ultimate leader of the Muslims. And then this brought on a backlash,

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a Trinitarian backlash

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where people were enslaved,

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where they were driven out and the historian saved. Over 3 million Muslims were either exiled, internally displaced, or killed during this time.

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It is an unbelievable history of what happened a rise and the fall. And so Muslims were caught in between two extremes to unjustified extremes. On the one side,

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were the Amir's, their own leaders who had become corrupted,

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fighting against each other, and on the other side,

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was a right wing backlash. And it was during this backlash that the Spanish Inquisition began.

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And this is where people would be tested for their faith. And if you did not say you were Catholic, believing in the Trinity, they would literally burn you alive.

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This is where the hoods came for the Ku Klux Klan, the first to burn the crosses into where the hoods and Muslims suffered under this. But by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. After generations, after almost 500 years, when Islam was prohibited in the land, now, people are accepting Islam all over Spain.

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Now there are masjids coming up.

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Now, even the Spanish government itself wants to put halau restaurants, to put core ends are being put into the hotels, without armies without a force by the will of Allah subhanaw taala

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when we were leaving our journey, and coming back from Morocco,

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we have to pass through Paris, France.

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And that was last Sunday.

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So you could imagine the tension that we faced entering into France last Sunday. With the horrific events that had gone on in that land.

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We found a state of insecurity.

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people afraid of Muslim just by the way you look.

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And this was just outright evil. It was wrong.

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And it was a fitna,

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and Muslims found themselves caught between two extremes again.

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The one extreme

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was a crazed group of fanatics coming out of our own online

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that the prophet SAW Selim had predicted in the past and described them like no other group was ever described, of the groups that would arise to oppose the sunlight.

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On the other side, is a right wing backlash coming down on Muslims.

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It's a fitna as the Muslims and Al Andalus had gone through in what they call a fitna, Titania the second great fitna that happens in Andalus We are now in a major

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chaos similar to this. But this is where the Sunnah is so important. This is where our sources are important. This is where we have to really understand

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what it is to be a Muslim

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on the web,

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Extreme is the backlash.

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And this backlash, we are feeling it even here in Canada.

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Now we have to know history we have to know our roots. We have to know what our people have gone through. If we do not understand our roots, then we don't really know who we are today.

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The Muslims and the loose, who face the Inquisition.

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The situation was so bad

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that they were forced to accept Catholicism. Those who did not die and did not make higit up to North Africa. They were forced to accept Catholicism or die by fire. And they will call Modesto.

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The Jews were also forced,

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and so they will call Moreno's. So the rascals and Moreno's were people who were hiding their identity. Inside they were Muslim or Jew. But outside they said they believed in everything that was there in the Trinity.

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But the Inquisition was so bad. They wanted to root out every aspect of Islam in this individual. And so if they found a person

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who took a bath on Thursday night,

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they will burn you alive.

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They want no inkling of Islam left nothing.

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If you just don't like pork, if you just don't like drinking alcohol three times a day, they will take you to the courts to train you. So our situation here in Canada is far from this.

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But we have to put it into perspective.

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Just this week,

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a young Muslim mother

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was going to pick up her son green noble public school. Two grown men come out and stop beating her kicking her down on the sidewalk.

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Trying to rob her and telling her go home.

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You don't belong in this country. They tried to tear off her scarf. But you know what is strange about this? She was born here.

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And her children were born here. So where is she going to go home to

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And the beautiful thing that is still left about Canada is that the mayor of Canada Mayor Tory when he heard this, he responded and he said this is disgusting, is unacceptable and not reflective of Toronto's values.

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Then they burnt the mustard, mustard a Salaam and Peterborough

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burned down the masjid, set it on fire.

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But by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala

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the people of Peterborough not only Muslims, people of other faiths responded, they needed 80,000 and they've raised over 110,000 in a few days, the people responded.

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So there is a lot of good left in the people. compare us to Spain now. Where if you even took a bath on Thursday night, you will die.

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So things are not as bad. But still, we cannot go to sleep. Our Quebec man wearing a joker mask waving a pistol said he's going to clean up Canada of all Muslims.

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Right, he claimed to be the Joker

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and to do this,

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but people responded against this.

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Fortunately for us with the elections, the Prime Minister himself, Justin Trudeau recognize what happened in Peterborough recognize what happened to Muslims and said vicious and senseless acts of intolerance have no place in our country and run absolutely contrary to Canadian values of pluralism and accept this acceptance.

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And people in cities all around the country

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are holding hands with Muslims. So there is a lot of good that is around us.

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But we should not forget our role in this. We have to take a stance against the right wing. You cannot be a weakling. You have to stand.

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But if we don't look inside of ourselves, we won't really understand what is wrong. Because Allah subhanaw taala told us in the law, Hatha Yoga Rama be Coleman, what are you going to do? Maybe unforseeable Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themselves. The other extreme that were caught in between

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the prophet SAW Selim in authentic hadith reported in the Muslim Imam Ahmed

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is reported to have said yaku aka the man Coleman adatto. us nan sufa. Lam yaka una Liu Xiao Zhu, Tara pm yaku Luna min Cali halal budhia Yama rakuen Amina Deen, Kama Yamanaka, Sam mina romea.

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The Prophet Sal seldom said at the end of time, they will emerge a people who will be young in age

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foolish, they will recite the court and but it will not go further than their collarbones. They will quote the words of the best of mankind, but they will pass out of Islam as the arrow passes through its prey.

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The signs of extremism that we have to come to grips with,

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and extremism is not making five prayers per day.

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extremism is not having a Be it

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or not wearing hijab.

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extremism is not praying in Ramadan.

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But there are signs that Allah has shown us two out history. And these are a few to be aware of. Number one, as the Hadid said they will be young in age.

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And the prophet SAW Selim even warned about a group if they're all young. And they're agreeing on something which is in opposition to the elders of knowledge, then watch out for this group.

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They will be young in age number two, they will be angry and foolish.

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So they speak before thinking.

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When you discuss with them, they contradict everything that you say.

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They say either my way or the highway.

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no tolerance at all. Number three, arrogant and boastful harshly condemning others who do not join them in elitism. They sometimes even have a special way to walk a special way to talk a special type of clothing that they wear, and they label others with hypocrisy. Number four, this is a strange one.

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They will be abundant in worship.

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They will be worshipping Allah praying and fasting. Sometimes more than you and I.

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They will read the Quran. As after the time of the Prophet Solomon delay bin bass went to the hostage and he came to them and he said the court and it sounded like bees buzzing they were reading the court and so much the eyes were read their heads were calloused from prayer. But as the prophet SAW Selim said, they will pass out of Islam.

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It is a strange form of extremism, misinterpreting the Quran, misinterpreting the Sunnah, especially leaving the aspects

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of compassion, of mercy, of love the balance, you have to have a balance not one extreme or another extreme that is the Islamic way. Number six, eloquent in speech. The prophet SAW Selim describing them he said, Your sea noodle Kalam well can you see Unum fear,

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they will have nice beautiful speech, but the actions the opposite.

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So don't be fooled just by the speech of individuals. Number seven, they will make fatwas and to make tech fear, they will make fatwas

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calling for disbelief of other Muslims and also making the blood of other people Hello.

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Eight, they will slam to the allama they will slander the scholars and spend most of their time slandering the leadership of Islam.

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And so at this point in time, what is needed is the balance. Remember what Allah subhanaw taala said, this is where the court and becomes real to us now. What does the law say? Yes, you have died. You have been tortured. You have been killed. You have been driven out. What did he say? Yeah. You have Latina amanu kuno couloir mina lilla

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shuhada, Bucharest very important words. Oh, you who believe the upright for a lot and be witnesses with justice. While I actually met Nicole Shanna Andrew Coleman other unlatch the loo here the loop

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Who are crapola, Taka, Taka LA, in de la hubiera de matar Malou. And a lot of finishes these eternal words by saying and let not the hatred of a people

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incites you not to be just be just

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be just here the loo who Acropolis taqwa be just that is nearer to piety and fear Allah because Allah is well aware of all that we do.

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And so this oma is under a test. But Allah has given us an example a sterling example. If we are to follow this example, if we do not follow it, then Allah has also promised he will replace us.

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He will replace us as he did historically, and find the people who would never believe to be Muslim, who would rise up and be true balanced followers of the Prophet Mohammed alayhi salaatu wa Salaam. So we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would give comfort to those who are suffering in the Muslim world. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala would give comfort and relieve the refugees those who are dying, leaving the Muslim world. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala would help all of those who are trying to help those who are in need. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala would purify our hearts, purify us from any bad feelings that are inside of ourselves. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala

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would protect the children of the oma of Mohammed SOS Allah. May Allah protect the dignity and honor of the women of the home of Mohammed solace Allah. May Allah protect and guide the men of the home of Mohammed Salah Salah, and May Allah bring up balanced leaders to take our misguided political leaders from darkness into light. And may Allah help us to join hands with those people of conscience of all religions in our society here and stand up for justice. We should stand up for what is right. May Allah help us to stand up for what is right right here in this society and protect our children and our families are cool. Luckily Heather was thoughtful lovely welcome. When

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