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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu under ilaha illAllah Walia sada him Russia to Anam Mohammed Abu hora solo, Fatima Latvia even more serene Allahumma salli wa sallam, Allah AB de cada zuleika Mohammad Rasool Allah He was happy woman, Java, Dakota, he was tending to be so lucky to be Dean for so long, just Lima

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amalga All Praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds. And surely Allah is the friend and protector of the righteous. And I bear witness that Allah is one and has no purpose.

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And that Mohammed the son of Abdullah, is a servant of his last messenger. And may Allah always and constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed, to his family, to his companions to all those who call to his way and establishes sooner to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows my beloved brothers and sisters, I begin with the greeting words of the righteous Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Alhamdulillah is a great honor and privilege for me to be here today. And I pray that Allah would bless the honorable Imams and leaders and mothers and fathers and children who are here may Allah azza wa jal protect you and bless you and give you motivation and strength in these very difficult times that we are going through. It is especially a privilege to be here in Abu Bakar MOS. And as Imam of Joseph was saying, in 1985, when the first Somali people were coming into Canada, there were two Somalis in the Jami mosque. And I knew both of them.

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And then suddenly, the mosque became filled. And I began to learn the secrets of the Somali community, dear to his heart daros metropolitain are we gonna have a busy galley, Julia,

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these are secrets known by the community.

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And this is a nation which will also follow Allah has given a great blessing to in the love of the book of Allah. And I created a lot with less that land with peace, and with Unity,

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as with dignity and equality.

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The event that we are going through here

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is part of a program given to the students of Alma Valley Institute called Western sunrise, the students are sitting for 17 hours. In the last two weekends, they sit with me for 17 hours study. This is how serious we are about this. And I want to give you something from this knowledge. So that would not only be a small group of people, but that the whole community could benefit from this crucial knowledge about Islam and about our position in the world. Because I believe the time is right for Muslims to come forward to give the beauty of Islam to the world.

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Recently, information has come from the north that a huge crack has happened in the polar icecaps.

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And this crack is so large, that an iceberg will be breaking off the size of New York City.

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It will be breaking off and going into the water. And when this happens, and when the continued warming of the seas and our environment continues. Then we are going through a phase as a human race. We are going through a serious face. And that is that the whole climate is changing now.

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We see the weather here in Calgary and Toronto. Last week the sun was out it was warm. This weekend, I expected to come to Calgary to Alberta to find bits of cold.

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But instead it was warm outside. My son in law wrote me from Saudi Arabia and said it's snowing and tough book

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is snowing in Saudi Arabia. But it was warm in Calgary.

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So the world is in tremendous change. The environment isn't changing. And there is a need for a way of life where people can connect themselves to the Creator. They can still be involved in technology, but at the same time, they have the morality and the connection with the Lord.

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The economic system is going through a tremendous change and we are seeing now because of the system.

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of interest and usury. We are seeing now an implosion and explosion from the inside that is happening. And so there is a need for a system where people do not exploit each other a system where you have private property, but at the same time, you do not have monopoly, nobody controls everything. You don't have a 1%.

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Muslims have a solution.

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We have a solution to the environmental problem. We have a solution to the spiritual crisis that many people are facing in the world also today. And that lies in the core as when Allah azza wa jal tells us in certain fasciae yaka yaka sky, you alone a lot do we worship, and from you alone do we seek assistance. And so we have great gems of wisdom to give society, we are an alcohol free society, it's Friday night, and we smile and enjoy each other and laugh and have fun, nobody's drinking alcohol, alcohol and drugs have become a major problem in this society today. So there is a need for a society that is not depending upon chemicals, not depending upon exploitation, where

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people are not judged by the color of their skin, we have some solutions to this. But in order to be able to give the solution, we have to have confidence in ourselves.

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We have to understand who we really are. If we do not understand what Islam is, and who we really are, we will not have the confidence to be able to help anybody else. We also need to understand especially the younger generation, we need to understand the history of the land that we are living in.

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We need to understand the people here. And we need to be able to go back in history and see what is the role of the Muslims were Muslims here in the Americas, North Central and South America before if they were what happened to them, what was their contribution.

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And so, I want to shed light on just a few aspects of this major topic to try to give you some information, but the students in a marketer will be continuing intensively tomorrow in the study, to try to come up with solutions and another understanding.

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Number one, when we look at the first message of Islam, we see that

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Allah subhanaw taala, after having given books, to Moses, the Torah to Moses, the Psalms to David, the Gospels, the NGlt, Jesus, the final testament output and came in order to protect the books. And the Prophet Mohammed salsola. saw himself as the seal or the finality of the profits, not the first profit of Islam

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and uncertain the hell. This is the chapter of the B in verse 36, Allah azza wa jal tells us the bilirubin is shaped on the regime. What are frequently omitted Rasulullah enable de la was 30 foot tall. And verily, we have sent to every nation a messenger

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that they would worship one God and stay away from false deities. They would worship one God and So based on this when we look at the verse it says, Well, now feet Cooley oma

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every nation every that in the continents have received the messenger. The Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah was the finality, the seal, and so profits came to China.

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Profits came to India, profits came to Africa, profits came to Europe. Profits came to the Americas, right here in these labs. We believe that at one point in time, there were messages that Islam was here.

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Hundreds of years ago before the time of the Prophet Mohammed, Salah Salah, there were Muslims in these lands, because the word Muslims only means one who submits to the will of God.

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And so based on this, we need to have another understanding of these lands. Another understanding of people who are

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Not necessarily in our faith, that we respect other people's faith and realize every child is born as a Muslim.

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Every child is born on the fitrah, as the province of Saddam has informed us.

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The second point, which is very important for us, is that

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this is concerning the Americas the brothers are fixing the slides over here Charla it's on the way. But at least the sisters you can see over there, right? Okay, if you look at that picture, and I'll say it to the brothers who can't see, it says, Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. This is what we're studying as market of students. But you look at the picture, right? And you see people in the picture other than Columbus, what we understand how is that people enter these lands?

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Possibly 20,000 years ago,

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they entered into the Americas. And some estimates say that when Columbus came to America, there were over 75 million people

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living in the Americas with great civilizations, the people of the northern countries who had their capital in the present day, St. Louis, over 100,000 people, three storey buildings, the great Iroquois Confederacy,

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who gave the Constitution of the United States its basis, the basis of the Iroquois Confederacy

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was the unity of different groups.

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And Benjamin Franklin, a famous person in American history, went to the aircraft

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and sat down with them. And the aircraft showed them you need to unite your 13 colonies. The symbol of the aircraft was an eagle, grasping seven arrows. That was the symbol unity, because one arrow will break, but you hold them together, you can't break it.

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So the basis of the Constitution was adopted. And the symbol of the United States also became an eagle that was grasping 13 hours.

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So the point that I came to as a young man,

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and I say to you, is this statement, Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. Is that a correct statement?

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No. Why is it not correct? It's in the book.

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But if you look at the picture, my question is a very simple question. How can you discover a place when people are looking at selling they're looking at you.

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It's like if I came to Calgary, it's my first time in Calgary, and I say Abdullah Hakim discovered Calgary in 2012. I discovered you. And if I say this, that means I am denying your humanity, I am denying your civilization.

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So the first thing we understand is that we need to now have another outlook on information.

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And we can uncover that we came to the conclusion

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that Christopher Columbus was discovered in 1492, because he was lost. And he forked into America on his way to India, and he called the people Indians, they're not Indians.

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But that's the name that he gave.

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So we need to be able to rearrange our thinking in terms of information.

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Number three,

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when Islam is shown

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in the television in the movies, unfortunately, it is usually connected with violence, with fighting, terrorism blowing things up. But what is the reality of the Muslim world? What we are finding out between the seventh and 16th century, Muslims were leading the world in sciences, leading the world in civilization. It is called the dark ages in Europe. But for Muslims who are living in Spain and Portugal in Granada, Toledo, Seville Valencia, they will leading the world. How is this possible? How can you Muslim say you were involved in science? You spend most of your time because a lot

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of Muslim is a natural scientist and astronomer, a geographer Why is this because every time you make some laps, you need to know the direction of Mecca. You need to know the Qibla every Muslim wants to know direction

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So therefore, it was a natural thing for the Muslims to understand the stars and their relationship to the human beings to understand the shape of the earth because we have to make pilgrimage to Mecca. And that means you need to make a long journey to Mecca.

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So it was a natural thing for Muslims then

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to lead the world in terms of geography, navigation.

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Some very interesting points come up, encyclopedias, almanacs, and especially in astronomy, you see the great contributions that Muslims made, and you will see the astrolabe. This, these are extra legs in the picture, you will see the sextet, you will see that Muslims were traveling in the oceans. They were traveling all throughout the planet,

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making great discoveries. But unfortunately, that's not in the book. Today, I want to show you about some of the journeys that Muslims made into the Americans. To give you a taste of what I study is a great author, a great historian, who was known by Ibn khaldoun as the man of the historians. His name was alma strudy.

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And his book guru Giada

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johaug.

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Rudy is writing about the journey of a man named khachkars even studied that he went into the ocean Atlantic Ocean, he met a people he came back to Cordova with everybody has an endless knew about the journey of hospice.

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Even Omar al Katia

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also wrote about the journey of a man even photo and his journey into the sea.

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out into the sea, of famous writer also spoke about the journey of a group of people that call them Mahadeva. idrisi is writing in the 11th century

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scatec eatable, masala mmamoloko persada. In this text, idrisi is writing. And he talks about the journey of a group of sailors who go into the Atlantic, they reach islands, they are blindfolded, taken to a king, and the king is speaking to them in Arabic language. It's an Idris book.

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And they returned

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our own Almighty, another famous author is writing about the journey of Muslims from West Africa, who went across the ocean, and they landed in the Americas. This is stabling information. And I want to give you some idea of this information, because it is changing people's understanding of history itself.

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If you look at this map, and this is what it looks like an upside down map

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is too bad. You're sitting here actually

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see it better. It looks like an upside down map, but this is the other way around. You will see in this the earliest right there, I'm sure to the brothers. If you look at the map closely you can see

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your continents. Okay. Okay, this this is this is right side up. You see Saudi Arabia, Arabia here, and then India, China, and here is a landmass and it was called by alma strudy out of much houla unknown territory. This is 956 it is a first recorded map of the Americans and it is still with us today.

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A Starling map came to the Ottomans. And this was in 1517. A man by the name of Piri rice, he presented to the parliament So Tom Saleem, the first and astonishing map, this map is in the Topkapi museum. If you look closely at the map, you will see in 1517 period rice has the South American coastline look at the coastline as I go along here. That's an exact mount of the South Africa South American coastline.

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How could carry race in 1517 note have a detailed map of South American coastline.

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So this evidence is now overwhelming it is coming to us. And what we are finding is that people are traveling along what is called the currents. The current will take you from West Africa right here in Senegal and it will take you right into Brazil.

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You don't need

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have to have sales. And in order to prove this, we have the Arab dow, of course the famous boat of the Arabs. But in order to prove this, a Scandinavian a Norwegian scientist named Thor Heyerdahl, he took a boat. This is an actual picture of his boat. He made he had African people make the boat and they traveled across. He traveled by himself across the Atlantic. his boat is still in Oslo, Norway today. He made another one called a Kentucky and he cried he traveled across the Pacific. Okay, so this is evidence hard evidence that Columbus was not the first person to discover America. I mean, Canadians we know anyway, about Leif Erikson. Americans may not know this, but we understand about

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Leif Erikson and Newfoundland right that the Scandinavian Vikings came in, in the early times into character.

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What is interesting for us and this is really important for Black History Month trying to understand some famous voyages. There is a famous Muslim king

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who lived in the empire of Mali, this is West Africa. His name was Mansa Musa is a very important thing. Mansa Musa in 1324 he made a journey across the Sahara Desert.

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And he came into Egypt. He made a pilgrimage to Mecca, with 72,000 people.

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He carried with him 15,000 cannibals, laden with gold. Where did he get this money from?

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He was one of the richest people in the world at the time.

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And he told a story to the historians in Cairo. He told the story of his older brother Abu Bakar, who crossed the wind into the Atlantic Ocean with 2000 ships and he never returned.

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This is recorded information

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that we find in our bodies right. Now I want to show you where Mansa Musa comes from.

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This is your picture of the Sahara Desert.

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And if you see the Sahara Desert, in the northern part, where the circle is, what is present day Tunisia. This was once known as if free Thea

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if three Thea which came from an ancient Phoenician or Greek word of freedom.

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But the Muslims aerobicized the word and used it in a modern sense. And this was modern day Tunisia.

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The governor of everything sent caravans across. And he realized that across the desert in West Africa, where some of the largest gold mines in the world.

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So he dug wells along the routes. And this is what it looks like in the Sahara Desert. I took this picture myself near the city of Timbuktu in the great Sahara. And these two are people living in the middle of the desert.

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wells were done along the roads. And now, people were able to move freely along

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the trade routes to go south.

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What happens after this?

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major trade routes are developed. And I want to show you some of the routes.

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To show you how this trade actually developed. The first route, major route you can see, it starts in Tripoli. And it goes down to cadavers, across the desert to Bilbao, and to Borneo. That's the first major highway. And if you you saw the recent conflict in Libya, may Allah subhanaw taala give peace and justice and unity to Libya, you will see that much of their conflict is in the supply.

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Okay, so this is a known trade route from Tripoli. The second major trade route is the one that takes you from 801 in Tunisia, down to target tech Mecca, and then to a place called God.

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The third major trade route is taking you from fifth to sigil masa, and then down into the empire of Ghana.

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And so this is how the trade winds. So the cities that was south of the desert, became fabulously rich, huge amounts of gold. Were actually moving from south to north. And so it became

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A very important place

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and

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the trades made the kings of Mali fabulously rich. This is where possible socata wealth when Mansa Musa made his journey to Egypt, this is monster booster in the mount. You see on the right side is monster Moosa on the left side is the tomato from the desert, right monster booster probably did never crowd like that. But you see the size of the Golden his hand is like a grapefruit. This map was drawn by a European cartographer

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once Mansa Musa went to Africa, as I said, with 72,000 people

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could you imagine crossing the Sahara Desert

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in 1324 with 72,000 people

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15,000 cannibals laden with gold. He has so much gold with him, he changed the economy of every country that he reached.

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When he came into Egypt, Egypt was being controlled by the Mamelukes the great man Luke warriors. The Burning Man lose the bounty Mamelukes fell in love with once a Muslim.

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And they said, this is a very pious person. He is diligent in his salaat he is reading his port and all the time. And so the one looks gave one SaLuSa a special mum Luke, Polly got to make his pilgrimage to Mecca. And that was the greatest honor that you could have at that time in the world to have the mob Look around you.

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And so once a Musa was a great thing, and when he returned, he traveled he found the city called Timbuktu.

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Now many of us used to hear hear the word Timbuktu is something you learn to do today, before in our generation, we used to, say Timbuktu or go to Timbuktu, that means you're lost, like Timbuktu was out in space. But tip number two was the center of the trade. It was the center of the trade going and also when once a loser reached Timbuktu.

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He found an empire of knowledge. Now this is something you do not hear about Africa. We are not aware of this. Many of us did not even know that there were Muslims in this part of Africa. But it is a great sense of of Islamic learning. Timbuktu named after a woman named buck and Timbuktu in Temasek, which is a robotic language, it means the well of back to so back to duck Oh, well, she used to be used to take care of the goods of the robotic. She does Oh, well. The city came around the well called Timbuktu

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Timbuktu became a great center of knowledge. The hola ma from Timbuktu were famous. And their writings are famous. This is one of their quote and beautiful commands that they were writing in this area and given to the rest of the world at the height of knowledge. imagined in the 16th century. in Timbuktu. There was 20 over 25,000 students in the second quarter University 25,000 students 150 core and schools. Every single house in Timbuktu had half ago for me, I had somebody who had memorized the corner.

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And so it was a great center of learning and the students were not only studying Islamic Studies, but they were studying astronomy, medicine, geography, mathematics. It was an integrated curriculum that they were studying here in Timbuktu

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and so it is from the people of Timbuktu especially a particular group called the mandate people mandinka from this group, under the Mali kings. Remember, Mansa Musa said my older brother, I will back up, he went into the ocean with 2000 ships, he never came back.

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Now, what does this have to do with America?

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We are fighting now in South America. We are finding inscriptions of mandinka writings. They traveled along the Amazon River into Pedro,

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into Panama, up into Mexico, a Harvard University scholar named Leo whiner who wrote a book called Africa and the discovery of America. He showed that these men, Dinka Muslims actually came into the United States and they mix with different

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First Nation people in the United States

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archeological findings,

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a famous European professor named Alfred von woods, a new in Mexico City. He found heads, hence he found sculptures. These are sculptures of people before Columbus.

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And look at the face. How did this come into Mexico? How did these people make it to this part of the world?

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Look at this face here in the picture. If you look closely, you will see he has scarification on the face, which is used in West Africa. He also has a turban and a cap.

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That's a Muslim there. That's not this is not a sculpture for West Africa. This is from Mexico. That's not a Mexican in front of you, right?

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This is hard evidence, man. This is not fantasy.

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This is hard evidence in front of you.

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Look at this face here.

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That scarf or t shirt on the face. When you have a lot of melanin in your skin. And you get a cup it will leave a little wealth. It is scarification that is a West African. This was found in Mexico,

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before Columbus. So what is happening here? Why when the Spanish came to America,

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they found people in Panama. The power found the people in Panama.

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They found them in Mexico. They found them all in the Caribbean islands. And they realized they were African people living in the Caribbean before the time stamps. And they had mixed with the indigenous Hispanic people they have mixed with them.

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And we can trace it directly back to the journey of Munster of opaka with 2000 ships, and also other journeys that came out of West Africa at that time.

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Another point in American history.

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When America first was founded, there was 13 colonies. And they needed to be recognized in the world. They made a revolution against the British crown.

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Okay, you see people talk about the Tea Party, right? The Tea Party.

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Right, they couldn't take the taxes. Now these 13 colonies needed to be recognized. The first country to recognize America was Morocco. It was the Sultan of Al Margaret.

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And a treaty was made between the Moroccan leader and George Washington. That treaty and the writing between Washington is found today in the Smithsonian Institute.

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And the treaty was any Muslim.

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Anybody underneath the Sultan, who is captured as a slave who comes into the Americas must be immediately free from slavery. He must be free.

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This is the treaty between George Washington and the Sultan of Morocco. When the American colonies didn't make their revolution.

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You don't hear about some of these names. I want to give you some of the proof. A person by the name of usip Ben Ali, known as Joseph Ben Haley, who fought with general Sumpter, in south south carolina 1732.

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Bomb cap Mohammed was a corporal in the Revolutionary War 1775 in Virginia, Peter Souder. His name was Peter abuk. Minister.

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Okay, this is Salim, and also studying Paul,

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who fought in Massachusetts. These are all Muslims. Francis Subash. He was a sergeant in the Continental Army. Joseph Saba was also in the army. When you see the gravestones, there are gravestones that has a star and a crescent on it. That's how they would bury the Muslims. So these Muslims fought in the Revolutionary War. The Muslims actually recognized the 13 colonies before any other nation in the world.

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When you continue on, you will see that Muslims were caught in slavery. This was a very difficult period of time in American history. But the proof that is coming to us today is that somewhere between 15 to 30% of the slaves and political prisoners taken to America were Muslims. Almost one in three of African Americans in Brazil, in the Caribbean, in the United States was a Muslim. Now you see why, why Afro Americans accepted Islam so fast. It seemed like it was a strange thing, right?

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But it is a natural thing because it is part of what we call roots. It is part of the heritage. And that is the reason why Black History Month was founded in order to tell the true story of America, the story that's been wiped out in history to bring that forward.

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And so, Muslims in early America

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the first slaves who were taken to America

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was seven Gambians. They were the first people in the world by the Portuguese in 1522, the Wolof of Hispaniola, they lead a great slave revolt. These are the people of Senegal, who are very strong Muslims, they revolted in Puerto Rico, they revolted in Panama, until the king of Portugal said to his slave people don't bring any more Muslims into the Americans, no more Muslims, because of the rebellions that were going on inside of the colleagues. This is something that we didn't know for a long period of time. I want to read you the name. I'm giving you a taste of this knowledge, because we don't have the time to go into the details, but I want to give you a taste of this knowledge.

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These are some of the actual people that we find in history, which is coming to us now.

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Mohamed Cava, he was from Boca from Berlin K. Kinney, he studied to be a judge a pudgy and he was captured at 20 years old, and he was deported to Jamaica, Abubakar city, who wasn't scholar, an alum, a Claire from Timbuktu. He was from Timbuktu.

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And he was captured and taken to Jamaica in 1834. We have the writings of Abu Bakar, who was writing in Jamaica in classical Arabic language. They were writing from the city into the countryside. Also in Brazil, a major slave revolts happened in 1835. In Brazil, in Suriname, all around the region. There's a strong presence of Muslims in the Americans. So they bill Ali was captured at 14 years old, writing from Germany to Kiana he spent 16 years in slave.

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He was Muslim. Below the Mohammed, a famous scholar cleric was enslaved to the sub Taylor islands in in Georgia. Oh, Lizzie great. A famous Muslim woman. Okay. And when they tried to convert her to Christianity, they said to her, tell us about Christ. You know what her answer was? And they, they're talking in a different kind of language. He said, Christ built the first church in Mecca. And his grave was dead. Does anybody know what she was trying to say?

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They thought she was converted to Christianity. But she said Christ, so she's not going to tell the truth. Right. Who was she talking about?

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He built the first church in Mecca. She really meant Medina right.

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But she didn't say she's talking in secret language. And his grave is there, right? That's what Athena so she was talking about the Prophet Muhammad, Salah, Fatima or Phoebe, the wife of Bill Ali Mohammed, also a famous Muslim woman.

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To give you now, I want to show you the pictures of the scholars. These are pictures of Muslims who were captured and taken to the Americans.

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This first picture

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this is a picture of are you given? Sulaiman

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a great scholar

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of the court and he wrote the whole court and from his memories, and this book can be found in the Smithsonian Institute today. They will also writing the reseller of improvisational painter Ronnie a famous Maliki texts. We can find that in America today. In classical Arabic language, these books are popping up all over the place. You see the Arabic writing on the board. These are the writings of people who are in slavery.

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You also Ibrahim

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Ibrahim

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Ibrahim, you can see his Arabic writing here. You see on the bottom. It says it's moved up to rough man.

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Okay, this is a person it was a leader, a great leader, and Amir. He was captured, taken to America.

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He was writing Arabic. When they realized he was writing in Arabic. They sent a letter to Washington DC and the President of the United States that this man is supposed to be free.

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So they freed him from slavery and returned to West Africa. He died. He learned that in Liberia and he made two rockets.

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He came from the Fulani people of Timbo.

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He never made it home. But he made it back to the shores of Africa.

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You can find his story. It's a book called Prince among slaves. If you want to, you can even buy it online. It's a movie. It's called Prince among slaves, right? By Terry

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Yama.

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Yama, who would live 70 years in slavery.

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He lived to be 128 years old.

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And he is considered to be the patriarch of African American Muslims. 128 years old.

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Interesting thing though, I want to show you here, if you look closely, you see the writing here.

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After a man was taken to a society in the north, after he left Mississippi, and they thought that he had converted, and they wanted to use him for a missionary

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to spread Tao amongst Muslims in West Africa, I suppose. So you will see the writing here. The person in this Missionary Society said, Can you write the Lord's Prayer in error? It says there the writing says right there, the Lord's Prayer written by obdurate men in my presence, right? They were going to use it for dow right to spread their message as missionaries. So up to a man said, Okay, I will write you the Lord's Prayer. Right. You know the Lord spirit. It would be Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. So he would probably say rabona allele for summer. That's how we would start right. What did he say? Look what it says. He said Bismillah R Rahman Rahim, Al hamdu Lillahi

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Rabbil alameen r Rahmani Raheem, he wrote the fact that

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he wrote the opening chapter of the Quran. And now only now people are going back and seeing what he wrote, right? It wasn't the Lord sprit. But this is resistance, right? This is a form of resistance to the very sad situation that they found themselves in.

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Omar bin Zayed, who wrote his whole life story in Arabic, a great scholar, his works I now found in a museum, Islamic Museum in Jackson, Mississippi.

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So these are some of the great leaders and teachers. And you can see their writings here, I want to show you their writings, these these documents are being brought up from Brazil, from Jamaica, from Suriname, from United States, especially in the Carolinas, this is our beloved Mohammed. And you will see their writings and what they are doing. It is a great legacy here in the Americans. What is important about this legacy is that this is the reason why

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African Americans accepted Islam so fast, right? For a long time, people did not know what the reason is, it is because it is a strong part of American society. It is something we have not understood and needs to be brought open to the public. So the public can see these are the documents we're bringing out. Now. We're bringing these documents to the surface. This is written in Brazil, insert them. Now if you look on the right side of the board, is the letter sent by the prophet Muhammad sell sell them to Natasha, the great emperor of Ethiopia, the first hitter on the left is a letter, which is written by slaves in Brazil.

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This is cultural continuity. This is a living tradition that has stood the test of time

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and which is still alive in the Americans. But the three most important aspects that the slaves, those who suffered in America, the three most important aspects where you can distinguish them, number one, to heat, a strong belief in one God, number two to hada.

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They had purity, purity of mind, purity of their bodies, purity of their relationship. And three, I will build model for now. Hey, Monica, calling to the good and forbidding evil. And one of the greatest parts of this legacy that I want to leave you with. There's a very famous person, they always mentioned him a Black History Month. His name is Malcolm X. How many of you have heard of Malcolm X before? Raise your hand? I think most people have heard of Malcolm X. What does it usually look like? What does he have on when you look at it? He has a nice

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suit, right? He's very clean dressed in a suit. I want to show you a picture of Malcolm X, which is a real picture. This is Malcolm X in the clothes of the older man. That's Malcolm X. That's him before he died. See that picture?

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That's him your mama. Right? jopa? What does he have in his hand? He has for education.

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Right? Study the book of Allah, educate yourselves.

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Right? This is the legacy that came out of those who suffered in the slavery period. And those who were able to maintain themselves and are now coming back into Islam. And this is an important lesson that we can give to the society today, we have a lot to give. And we need to now give back to Alberta, give back to Canada, become part of the society. See how the masjid can do something for the community. homelessness, alcoholism, drug abuse, racism, wife, assault, whatever we can do, to hold hands with those people of conscience in this society, now is the time.

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Now's the time for us to come forward. But we need to have respect for ourselves. We need to understand our history. need to understand where we came from the positive and the negative. And we need to be able to project to the future, that inshallah, we can be part of a society where human beings will come together, we will benefit nature, instead of destroying nature. We will benefit our environment instead of destroying the environment, we will have a strong economy instead of destroying the economy. This is the good aspects of Islam that we can give. And we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless us to be part of a new movement for a better society and a better world.

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So I want to leave you with these thoughts. And I asked Allah azzawajal to bless the masjid Marshal Abu Bakar to the Imam of the reserve, the man Jamal all the automa will not bless you and protect you and strengthen you. May Allah help this beautiful province, Alberta. Your rising now coming from Ontario, everybody's heading west now heading to Alberta now and we need to be part of this, you know boom, to give a positive aspect to it. inshallah akula Tony has stopped for lolly welcome was successful Runa ma akula. Local while for widow humbly in the law will love basilashvili that was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah

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solutions, and another understanding.

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Number one, when we look at the first message of Islam, we see that

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Allah subhanaw taala, after having given books, to Moses, the Torah to Moses, the Psalms to David, the Gospels, the NGlt, Jesus, the final testament output and came in order to protect the books. And the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah saw himself as the seal or the finality of the prophets, not the first prophet of Islam

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and uncertainty.

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This is the chapter of the be in verse 36, Allah azza wa jal tells us who the beloved is shaped on the regime. Well, the compositor frequently opens in Rasulullah, unable to LA was 30 foot tall. And verily, we have sent to every nation a messenger

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that they would worship one God and stay away from false deities. They would worship one God and So based on this when we look at the verse it says, while the composite now feet Cooley oma,

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every nation every that in the continents have received the messenger and the Prophet Muhammad so seldom was the finality, the seal, and so profits came to China.

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Profits came to India, profits came to Africa, profits came to Europe. Profits came to the Americas, right here in these labs. We believe that at one point in time, there were messages that Islam was here.

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Hundreds of years ago before the time of the Prophet Mohammed Salah cielo there were Muslims in these

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lamps, because the word Muslims only means one who submits to the will of God.

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And so based on this, we need to have another understanding of these lands, another understanding of people who are not necessarily in our faith that we respect other people's faith and realize every child is born as a Muslim.

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Every child is born on the fitrah, as the province of seldom has influence.

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The second point, which is very important for us, is that

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this is concerned in the Americas. The brothers are fixing the slides over here and Charlotte's on the way. But at least the sisters you can see over there, right? Okay, if you look at that picture, and I'll say it to the brothers who can't see, it says, Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. This is what we're studying as Muslim students. But you look at the picture, right? And you see people in the picture other than Columbus, what we understand how is that people enter these lands?

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Possibly 20,000 years ago,

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they entered into the Americas. And some estimates say that when Columbus came to America, they were over 75 million people

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living in the Americas, with great civilizations, the people of the northern countries who had their capital in the present day, St. Louis, over 100,000 people, three storey buildings, the great Iroquois Confederacy,

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who gave the Constitution of the United States its basis, the basis of the Iroquois Confederacy

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was the unity of different groups.

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And Benjamin Franklin, a famous person in American history, went to the aircraft

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and sat down with them. And the aircraft showed them you need to unite your 13 colonies. The symbol of the aircraft was an eagle, grasping seven arrows. That was the symbol unity, because one arrow will break, but you hold them together, you can't break it.

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So the basis of the Constitution was adopted. And the symbol of the United States also became an eagle that was grasping 13 hours.

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So the point that I came to as a young man,

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and I say to you, is this statement, Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. Is that a correct statement?

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No. Why is it not correct? It's in the book.

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But if you looked at the picture, my question is a very simple question. How can you discover a place when the people are looking at selling, they're looking at you.

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It's like if I came to Calgary, it's my first time in Calgary, and I say Abdullah Hakim discovered Calgary in 2012. I discovered you. And if I say this, that means I am denying your humanity, I am denying your civilization.

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So the first thing we understand is that we need to now have another outlook on inflammation.

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And we in our cover that we came to the conclusion

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that Christopher Columbus was discovered in 1492, because he was lost. And he forked into America on his way to India, and he called the people Indians, they're not Indians.

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But that's the name that he gave.

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So we need to be able to rearrange our thinking in terms of information.

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Number three,

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when Islam is shown

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in the television in the movies, unfortunately, it is usually connected with violence, with fighting, terrorism, blowing things up. But what is the reality of the Muslim world? What we are finding out between the seventh and 16th century, Muslims were leading the world in sciences, leading the world in civilization. It is called the dark ages in Europe. But for Muslims who are living in Spain and Portugal, in Granada, Toledo, Seville Valencia, they will leading the world. How is this possible? How can you Muslim say you were involved in science? You spend most of your time making a lot

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of Muslims

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As a natural scientist, and astronomer, a geographer Why is this because every time you make salop, you need to know the direction of Mecca. You need to know the Qibla every Muslim wants to know direction. So therefore, it was a natural thing for the Muslims to understand the stars and their relationship to the human beings to understand the shape of the earth because we have to make pilgrimage to Mecca. And that means you need to make a long journey to Mecca.

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So it was a natural thing for Muslims then

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to lead the world in terms of geography, navigation.

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Some very interesting points come up. encyclopedias, almanacs, and especially in astronomy, you see the great contributions that Muslims made, and you will see the astrolabe. This, these have extra legs in the picture. You will see the sextet, you will see that Muslims were traveling in the oceans. They were traveling all throughout the planet,

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making great discoveries. But unfortunately, that's not in the book. Today, I want to show you about some of the journeys that Muslims made into the Americans. To give you a taste of what I study is a great author, a great historian, who was known by a pedophile goon as the man of the historians. His name was alma strudy.

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And his

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former husband Joe Hart. Alice Rudy is writing about the journey of a man named khachkars even study that he went into the ocean Atlantic Ocean. He met a people he came back to Cordova when everybody

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knew about the journey of hospice.

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Omar al cotija

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also wrote about the journey of a man have been fired off and his journey into the sea.

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It's the sea of famous writer also spoke about the journey of a group of people that call them Mahadeva idrisi is writing in the 11th century

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scatec eatable masala mela Papa Salah. In this text idrisi is writing. And he talks about the journey of a group of sailors who go into the Atlantic, they reach islands, they are blindfolded, take it to a king, and the king is speaking to them in Arabic language. It's in a Dr. Seuss book.

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And they returned.

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Alabama al-mahdi another famous author is writing about the journey of Muslims from West Africa, who went across the ocean and they landed in the Americas. This is startling information. And I want to give you some idea of this information because it is changing people's understanding of history itself.

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If you look at this map, and this is what it looks like an upside down map

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is too bad. You're sitting here actually

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see it better. It looks like an upside down map but this is the other way around. You will see in this the earliest right there, I'm sure to the brothers. If you look at the map closely you can see

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your continents. Okay. Okay, this this is this is right side up. You see Saudi Arabia, Arabia here. And then India, China, and here is a landmass and it was called by alma strudy out of much cooler, unknown territory. This is 956 it is the first recorded map of the Americans and it is still with us today.

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A starving man came to the automatics. And this was in 1517. A man by the name of Piri rice, he presented to the Ottoman Sultan Saleem, the first and astonishing map. This map is in the Topkapi museum. If you look closely at the map, you will see in 1517 period rice has the South American coastline look at the coastline as I go along here. That's an exact map of the South Africa South American coastline.

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How could Pirie race in 1517 note have a detailed map of South American coastline

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so

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This evidence is now overwhelming it is coming to us. And what we are finding is that people are travelling along what is called the currents. The current will take you from West Africa right here in Senegal, and it will take you right into Brazil.

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You don't even have to have sales. And in order to prove this, we have the Arab dow, of course, the famous boat of the Arabs. But in order to prove this, a Scandinavian a Norwegian scientist named Thor Heyerdahl. He took a boat. This is an actual picture of his boat. He made he had African people make the boat and they traveled across. He traveled by himself across the Atlantic. his boat is still in Oslo, Norway today, he made another one called the Contiki. And he called he travelled across the Pacific. Okay, so this is evidence hard evidence that Columbus was not the first person to discover America. I mean, Canadians we know anyway, about Leif Erikson. Americans may not know

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this, but we understand about Leif Erikson newfound land, right that the Scandinavian Vikings came in, in the early times into Canada.

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What is interesting for us and this is really important for Black History Month trying to understand some famous voyages. There is a famous Muslim king

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who lived in the empire of Mali, this is West Africa. His name was Mansa Musa. This is a very important thing. months of Moosa in 1324 he made a journey across the Sahara Desert.

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And he came into Egypt. He made a pilgrimage to Mecca, with 72,000 people.

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He carried with him 15,000 cannibals, laden with gold. Where did he get this money from?

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He was one of the richest people in the world at the time.

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And he told the story to the historians in Cairo. He told the story of his older brother Abu Bakar, who crust who went into the Atlantic Ocean with 2000 ships and he never returned.

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This is recorded information

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that we find in our bodies right. Now I want to show you where Mansa Musa comes from.

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This is your picture of the Sahara Desert.

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And if you see the Sahara Desert, in the northern part, where the circle is, what is present day Tunisia. This was once known as if we Thea

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if we Thea, which came from an ancient Phoenician or Greek word of legal

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but the Muslims Arab besides the word and used it in a modern sense, and this was modern day Tunisia.

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The governor of every Thea sent caravans across and he realized that across the desert in West Africa, with some of the largest gold mines in the world.

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So he dug wells along the routes. And this is what it looks like in the Sahara Desert. I took this picture myself near the city of Timbuktu in the great sutra. And these are provided to people living in the middle of the desert.

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Wells without along the roads. And now, people were able to move freely along

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the trade routes to go south.

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What happens after this

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major trade routes are developed. And I want to show you some of the routes

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to show you how this trade actually developed. The first route, major route you can see, it starts in Tripoli, and it goes down to cadavers across the desert to build mount and to Borneo. That's the first major highway. And if you you saw the recent conflict in Libya, may Allah subhanaw taala give peace and justice and unity to Libya. You will see that much of their conflict is in the soft rock.

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Okay, so this is a known trade route from Tripoli. The second major trade route is the one that takes you from Taiwan, Indonesia, down to toe hurts Ted Mecca and into a place called

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the third major trade route is taking you from first to sigil masa and then down into the empire of Ghana.

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And so this is how the trade winds. So the cities that were south of the desert became fabulously rich, huge amounts of gold. Were actually moving from South north.

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And so it became a very important place and

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the trades made the kings of Mali fabulously rich. This is where possible socata wealth when Mansa Musa made his journey to Egypt, this is monster booster in the mount. You see on the right side is monster Moosa. On the left side is the tomato from the desert, right monster booster probably didn't ever crowd like that. But you see the size of the Golden his hand is like a grapefruit. This map was drawn by a European cartographer.

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Monster Musa went to Mecca, as I said, with 72,000 people.

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Could you imagine crossing the Sahara Desert

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in 1324 with 72,000 people

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15,000 candles laden with gold. He has so much gold with him, he changed the economy of every country that you reached.

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When he came into Egypt, Egypt was being controlled by the mom Luke's the great mom loop warriors. The pottery mom knows the Burning Man looks fell in love with Mansa Musa.

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And they said this is this a very pious person. He is diligent in his salaat he is reading his port and all the time and so the mon Luke's gave once a Moosa, a special mum Luke, Polly got to make his pilgrimage to Mecca. And that was the greatest honor that you can have at that time in the world to have the mob looks around you.

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And so once a loser was a great thing, and when he returned, he traveled he found the city called Timbuktu.

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Now many of us used to hear hear the word Timbuktu is something you learn to do today, before in our generation, we used to say Timbuktu or go to Timbuktu, that means you're lost, like Timbuktu was out in space, but CIF Part Two was the center of the trade. It was the center of the trade going and also when Mansa Musa reached Timbuktu,

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he found an empire of knowledge. Now, this is something you do not hear about Africa. We are not aware of this. Many of us did not even know that there were Muslims in this part of Africa. But it is a great sense of of Islamic learning. Timbuktu named after a woman named back to and Timbuktu in Temasek, which is a toric language, it means the well of back to so back to Dhaka, well, she used to be used to take care of the goods of the toric. She does a well the city came around the well called Timbuktu.

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Timbuktu became a great center of knowledge, the other ma from Timbuktu, we're famous, and their writings are famous. This is one of their quote and beautiful plans that they were writing in this area and given to the rest of the world at the height of knowledge emerging in the 16th century. in Timbuktu. There was 20 over 25,000 students in the second quarter University 25,000 students 150 core and schools. Every single house in Timbuktu had half ago for me, I had somebody who had memorized the product.

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And so it was a great center of learning and the students were not only studying Islamic Studies, but they were studying astronomy, medicine, geography, mathematics. It was an integrated curriculum that they were studying here at Timbuktu

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and so it is from the people of Timbuktu especially a particular group called the mandate people mandinka from this group, under the Mali kings. Remember, Mansa Musa said my older brother, I will back up, he went into the ocean with 2000 ships, he never came back.

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Now, what does this have to do with America?

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We are finding now in South America. We are finding inscriptions of men Dinka writings. They traveled along the Amazon River into Pedro

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into Panama, up into Mexico, a Harvard University scholar named Leo whiner who wrote a book called Africa and the discovery of America. He showed that these men, Dinka Muslims actually came into the United States. And they mix with the first nation people in the United States

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archeological findings

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a famous European professor named Alfred Ron Wilson, in Mexico City, he found heads, he found sculptures. These are sculptures of people before Columbus.

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And look at the face. How did this come into Mexico?

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How did these people make it to this part of the world?

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Look at this face here in the picture. If you look closely, you will see he has scarification on the face, which is used in West Africa. He also has a turban and a cap.

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That's a Muslim there. That's not this is not a sculpture for West Africa. This is from Mexico. That's not a Mexican in front of you, right?

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This is hard evidence, man. This is not fantasy.

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This is hard evidence in front of you.

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Look at this face here.

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That scarf a T shirt on the face. When you have a lot of melanin in your skin. And you get a cut, it will leave a little wealth. It is scarification that is a West African. This was found in Mexico,

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before Columbus. So what is happening here? Why when the Spanish came to America,

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they found people in Panama power found the people in Panama.

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They found them in Mexico. They found them all in the Caribbean islands. And they realized they were African people living in the Caribbean before the time of the Spanish. And they had mixed with the indigenous Hispanic people they have mixed with them.

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And we can trace it directly back to the journey of Munster of lopaka with 2000 ships, and also other journeys that came out of West Africa at that time.

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Another point in American history.

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When America first was founded, there was 13 colonies. And they needed to be recognized in the world. They made a revolution against the British crown.

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Okay, you see people talk about the Tea Party, right? The Tea Party.

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Right, they couldn't take the taxes. Now these 13 colonies needed to be recognized. The first country to recognize America was Morocco. It was the Sultan of Al Margaret.

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And a treaty was made between the Moroccan leader and George Washington. That treaty and the writing between Washington is found today in the Smithsonian Institute.

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And the treaty was any Muslim.

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Anybody underneath the Sultan, who is captured as a slave who comes into the Americas must be immediately freed from slavery. He must be free.

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This is the treaty between George Washington and the Sultan of Morocco. When the American colonies didn't make their revolution,

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you don't hear about some of these names. I want to give you some of the proof. A person by the name of usip Ben Ali, known as Joseph Ben Haley, who fought with general Sumpter, in South South Carolina. 1732.

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bumphead. Mohammed was a corporal in the Revolutionary War 1775 in Virginia, pita salad. His name was Peter abuk. Minister.

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Okay, this is Salim, and also studying Paul,

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who fought in Massachusetts. These are all Muslims. Francis Saba. He was a sergeant in the Continental Army. Joseph Saba was also in the army. When you see that gravestones, there are gravestones that has a star and a crescent on it. That's how they would bury the Muslims. So these Muslims fought in the Revolutionary War. The Muslims actually recognized the 13 colonies before any other nation in the world.

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When you continue on, you will see that Muslims were caught up in slavery. This was a very difficult period of time in American history. But the proof that is coming to us today is that somewhere between 15 to 30% of the slaves and political prisoners taken to America

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were Muslims. Almost one in three of African Americans in Brazil, in the Caribbean, in the United States was a Muslim. Now you see why why Afro Americans accepted Islam so fast. It seemed like it was a strange thing, right? But it is a natural thing because it is part of what we call roots. It is part of the heritage. And that is the reason why Black History Month was founded in order to tell the true story of America, the story that's been wiped out in history to bring that forward.

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And so, Muslims in early America

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the first slaves who were taken to America

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was seven Gambians. They were the first people in the world by the Portuguese in 1522, the Wolof of Hispaniola, they lead a great slave revolt. These are the people of Senegal, who are very strong Muslims, they revolted in Puerto Rico, they revolted in Panama, until the king of Portugal said to his slave people don't bring any more Muslims into the Americans, no more Muslims, because of the rebellions that were going on inside of the colleagues. This is something that we didn't know for a long period of time. I want to read you the name, I'm giving you a taste of this knowledge, because we don't have the time to go into the details, but I want to give you a taste of this knowledge.

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These are some of the actual people that we find in history, which is coming to us now.

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Muhammad Cava, he was from Boca from Malaysia, he, he studied to be a judge a pudgy and he was captured at 20 years old, and he was deported to Jamaica, Abu Bakr Siddiq, who wasn't scholar, an alum, a Claire, from Timbuktu. He was from Timbuktu.

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And he was captured and taken to Jamaica in 1834. We have the writings of Abu Bakar, who was writing in Jamaica in classical Arabic language. They were writing from the city into the countryside, also in Brazil, and major slave revolts happened in 1835. In Brazil, in Suriname, all around the region. There's a strong presence of Muslims in the Americans saw their bill Ali was captured at 14 years old writing from gentlemen at Kiana he spent 16 years in slave.

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He was Muslim. Bill Ali Mohammed, a famous scholar cleric was enslaved to the safilo Islands in in Georgia. Oh, Lizzie gray, a famous Muslim woman. Okay. And when they tried to convert her to Christianity, they said to her, tell us about Christ. You know what her answer was? And they, they're talking in a different kind of language. He said, Christ built the first church in Mecca. And his grave was

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Does anybody know what she was trying to say?

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They thought she was converted to Christianity. But she said Christ, so she's not going to tell the truth. Right. Who was she talking about?

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He built the first church in Mecca. She really meant Medina, right.

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But she didn't say she's talking in a secret language. And his grave is there, right? That's Medina. So she was talking about the Prophet Muhammad. So Southern Fatima or Phoebe, the wife of Bill Ali Mohammed, also a famous Muslim woman.

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To give you now, I want to show you the pictures of the scholars. These are pictures of Muslims who were captured and taken to the Americans.

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This first picture

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this is a picture of are you given? Sulaiman

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a great scholar

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of the court and he wrote the whole court and from his memories, and this book can be found in the Smithsonian Institute today. They will also writing the reseller of Illuminati Zeno, Ronnie a famous Maliki texts. We can find that in America today. In classical Arabic language, these books are popping up all over the place. You see the Arabic writing on the board. These are the writings of people who were in slavery.

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You also Ibrahim,

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Ibrahim,

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updraft, man Ibrahim, you can see his Arabic writing here. See on the bottom. It says this move up the rough man.

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Okay, this is a person it was a leader, a great leader, and Amir. He was captured, taken to America.

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He was writing Arabic

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When they realize he was writing in Arabic, they sent a letter to Washington DC and the President of the United States said, This man is supposed to be free.

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So they freed him from slavery and returned to West Africa. He died. He learned it in Liberia. And he made two rockets. He came from the Fulani people of timber.

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He never made it home. But he made it back to the shores of Africa.

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You can find his story. It's a book called Prince among slaves. If you want to, you can even buy it online. It's a movie. It's called Prince among slaves, right? By Terry alpha,

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Yama,

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Yama, who would live 70 years in slavery.

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He lived to be 128 years old.

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And he is considered to be the patriarch of African American Muslims. 128 years old.

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Interesting thing though, I want to show you here. If you look closely, you see the writing here.

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observer A man was taken to a society in the north after he left Mississippi. And they thought that he had converted and they wanted to use him for a missionary

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to spread Tao amongst Muslims in West Africa, I suppose. So you will see the writing here. The person in this Missionary Society said, Can you write the Lord's Prayer in error? It says there the writing says right there, the Lord's Prayer written by obdurate men in my presence, right? They were going to use it for dow right to spread their message as missionaries. So after a man said, Okay, I will write you the Lord's Prayer. Right. You know the Lord's Prayer. It would be Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. So he would probably say Rob Buddha or levy for summer. That's how we would start right. What did he say? Look what it says. He says Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, Al

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen r Rahmani Raheem, he wrote the fact that

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he wrote the opening chapter of the Quran. And now only now people are going back and seeing what he wrote. Right? It wasn't the Lord spirit. But this is resistance, right? This is a form of resistance to the very sad situation that they found themselves in.

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Omar bin Zayed who wrote his whole life story in Arabic, a great scholar, his works are now found in a museum, Islamic Museum in Jackson, Mississippi.

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So these are some of the great leaders and teachers. And you can see their writings here, I want to show you their writings, these these documents are being brought up from Brazil, from Jamaica, from Suriname, from United States, especially in the Carolinas, this is our beloved Mohammed. And you will see their writings and what they are doing. It is a great legacy here in the Americans. What is important about this legacy is that this is the reason why

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African Americans accepted Islam so fast, right? For a long time, people did not know what the reason is, it is because it is a strong part of American society. It is something we have not understood and needs to be brought open to the public. So the public can see these are the documents we're bringing out. Now. We're bringing these documents to the surface. This is written in Brazil, insert them. Now if you look on the right side of the board, it is the letter sent by the prophet Muhammad, so send them to Natasha, the great emperor of Ethiopia, the first hitter on the left is a letter, which is written by slaves in Brazil.

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This is cultural continuity. This is a living tradition

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that has stood the test of time

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and which is still alive in the Americans. But the three most important aspects that the slaves, those who suffered in America, the three most important aspects where you can distinguish them, number one, to heat, a strong belief in one God. Number two to hada.

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They have purity, purity of mind, purity of their bodies, purity of their relationship. And three, I will build model for now Hey Monica, calling to the good and forbidding evil and one of the greatest parts of this legacy

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I want to leave you with this is a very famous person. They always mentioned him a black, just three months. His name is Malcolm X. How many of you have heard of Malcolm X before? Raise your hand. I think most people have heard of Malcolm X. What does he usually look like? What does he have on when you look at it? He has a nice suit, right? is very clean dressed in a suit, I want to show you a picture of Malcolm X, which is a real picture. This is Malcolm X in the clothes of the older man. That's Malcolm X. That's him before he died. See that picture?

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That's him. Obama. Right. jopa? What does he have in his hand? He has for education.

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Right? Study the book of Allah, educate yourselves.

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Right. This is the legacy that came out of those who suffered in the slavery period. And those who were able to maintain themselves and are now coming back into Islam. And this is an important lesson that we can give to the society today. We have a lot to give. And we need to now give back to Alberta, give back to Canada, become part of the society. See how the masjid can do something for the community. homelessness, alcoholism, drug abuse, racism, wife, assault, whatever we can do, to hold hands with those people of conscience in this society, now is the time.

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Now's the time for us to come forward. But we need to have respect for ourselves. We need to understand our history. We need to understand where we came from the positive and the negative. And we need to be able to project to the future, that inshallah we can be part of a society where human beings will come together, we will benefit nature, instead of destroying nature. We will benefit our environment instead of destroying the environment, we will have a strong economy instead of destroying the economy. This is the good aspects of Islam that we can give. And we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless us to be part of a new movement for a better society and a better world.

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So I want to leave you with these thoughts. And I asked Allah azzawajal to bless the masjid Marshal Abu Bakar to the Imam of the reserve the man Jamal all the Dhamma will not bless you and protect you and strengthen you. May Allah help this beautiful province Alberta. Your rising now coming from Ontario, everybody's heading west now heading to Alberta now and we need to be part of this you know boom, to give a positive aspect to it. inshallah aku loco, he has stopped for a while it was successful Runa ma akula ko while for widow hungry it along. will love basilashvili that was salaam aleikum wa