Emergence 10 Tenets on Islamic Revival #3

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lives without a Hall of Famer salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakaatuh. Santa Monica, everyone. I hope you're doing well. Thank you so much for joining us on this live stream we shall Kabbalah Hakeem quick. My name is Mahmoud Hassan. And I want to welcome you all to this

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really intriguing discussion on the final video the shovel Hakeem quick has released this video is

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is about 10 tenets that chabela kingquad has discussed about that are essential really, to the actual development of the oma and for the actual growing up for the oma itself. Now the first tenant of the second time that we talked about was this was this last week at Mandalay, you can go back to the videos and you can watch them. But today we're going to talk about the third one in sha Allah, Allah right now. We are at 29 viewers, and increasing in sha Allah so what I'd like for you to do here is as we're waiting for the chef to join us with me later Let's go ahead and comment to us where you are joining us from of Hungary na what Mashallah, you guys already know, we're going to

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ask for that this. Bartok. Hello, if you come from Nigeria, Malawi,

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California. Nice, very good. Joining us from a whole bunch of host of places that hungry lions are blossoming. Now I'm going to go ahead and brush up Kabbalah Hakeem quick at this moment here. So we can start our discussion with the light Allah, just so to let you know, these live streams are really important because when we talk about anything, that is such a thing that is important that we need to point out to the oma or so and so forth, our shoe and our scholars, usually what they do is that they they really speak about them in a very concise kind of language. And that language needs to be interpreted and needs to be discussed further, in order for us to have an actual comprehensive

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understanding of what it is we're talking about. So this is this was really important to what is the video itself that the chef talked about, I think it's less than a 19 minutes, but we want to talk about because it has 10 points. So imagine talking about 10 points that are going to bring the oma out of this, this

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is really the state that we're in on and these are 10 points are every single individual person is responsible for implementing within himself within his household within the corridor he's living in. So we need to have that discussion with the Messiah home with the scholars and with the teachers to have an understanding for how to go about implementing these two shot lockdown. So let me go ahead and bring Shahab de la

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salonica Hello, how are you? Very good.

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Thanks. Whoa, you're doing well. Yeah. no malice upon without a blessing chef. Chef 100 All right. I mean, we have people joining us from all over humbler a lot of other in California, Cape Town, from India, or from from Paris as usual and we like to look at your always been a follower of ours. May Allah bless you and give you Jenna shala from Singapore. We have people from Cape Town. This is your your own

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Our Hometown ship

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from Liberia, Senegal, from Cairo,

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from the Comoros islands, Mashallah. So all over the world, Jeff, give us a word I guess of, I guess really give us a word for everybody who's joining us from all around the world share with Mila, in

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the Philippines, to learn about my beloved brothers and sisters Salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. It is so heartwarming to be with you here in these very difficult times, to be with Muslims from all over the planet. And we need to look positively positively at what is happening to us. That even though there is darkness, and there are difficulties, there is also light at the end of the path. And Allah subhanaw taala has given us ease to come out of our difficulties. And so we celebrate in this we thank Allah subhanaw taala to bring us together to and we pray that Allah would bring our hearts together, and our lives. And this is so important because we are talking about the

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emergence, we are talking about an awakening, to come out of the slumber that we are in. Many of us have been asleep, because our culture has put us to sleep. Our culture has put us in ancient traditions that do not relate to the present day. Others are asleep because of the colonial period that destroyed our society, subjugated our leaders diverted our educational systems.

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Others are asleep, because of the power of the material world because of cyberspace that is putting us into another planet or another parallel universe and not in the world that we are living in today. And so the awakening or the emergence is a way to come out of this slumber to revive Islam in our lives. And the issue of the awakening, or the emergence came from years of traveling in the field. In Africa Alhamdulillah, I had the chance to visit 20 African countries, to be in the frontline states to travel to the communities to live with the Muslims to visit Singapore to visit China 63 countries around the world. And I found that what Muslims were facing in Asia was very

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similar to what they were facing in Africa, in Europe and in the Americas.

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And it wasn't until I was in a microcosm, I was in a Masjid that brought everybody together, that I began to understand and put all of this together to realize that Islamic revival is the bottom line that we all need to emerge out of the slumber that we are in and come into the light of active Islam, dynamic Islam that can take us from darkness into light.

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And so we thank Allah subhanaw taala for this opportunity.

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And we pray that Allah azza wa jal would enable us to have a woman now here, that is beneficial knowledge.

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This knowledge or this information that we are sharing together, in a very informal way, came about to me not in a university. It is not on a lodge member, but isn't practical, into relationships with people within the confines of a dynamic Masjid called the Jami mosque. And there were people in Toronto, Canada, in the 80s, where the Canadians had an open door policy for immigration. And so Muslims came from all over the world.

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And suddenly Muslims found themselves together. different tools have got different ethnicities, different language group different races, all together in the same building. And this was a type of cultural shock for many people because they weren't used to praying with people who had a different school of thought. They weren't used to rubbing shoulders, with people of different colors, with people of different languages. And so this was really building consciousness. And that is the consciousness of our nation, that we are a nation of humanity, and not just the ethnic groups or tribal factions.

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And so this emergence is coming out of this practical knowledge

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I just like a lot of the questions that I actually wanted to, I guess really ought to wanted to touch on for those of you who haven't joined us in the in the previous couple of weeks, for now, you've highlighted 10 tenants and in those 10 tenants, the first one, I think, was

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the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which is increasing of the top lines yet.

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Let's go and talk about that one really quick show. If I was to ask you, to summarize for me, what is this first tenant based on? And what is adequate in one sentence? What would you say?

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Basically, Ziad the top one is to increase our alertness with our relationship with Allah upon our time, as all other Qatar as one of his companions, you know, what is tough one and the Muslim companion told him, you know, if you were walking to a path that had a lot of thorns and, and terrible things, and you had your lawn closed, what would you do, then he said, I would wrap up my clothes, and I would be very careful to walk in. And that is,

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it is being alert, it is being cautious, to stay out of sin, and to gain the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. And that type of hyper vigilance can also affect us in everyday life, especially in the strange world that we're living in today.

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Wonderful, that is the first time the second one shift, which is the you called it using authentic sources. Let's talk about that one really quickly as well. Yes, the essence of the second one was really Islam versus culture, that most of the Muslims gained their Islam to their culture. And when they practice, when they pray, when they fast, they would say, this is what my family used to do. This is what I used to do. And when you come together in a global village, and everybody is practicing Islam, on their particular culture, you have a problem because now the oma is there. And the oma or the nation, the Islamic nation is based upon the principles that came in the Quran, and

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the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad Salah Sunday. This is where the principles come from, which are like foundations for all of us. So when we separate Islam, from our culture, we are able to filter out the bad aspects of our culture, we still remain the same, we are still the same people. But now we have a connection with other Muslims. Mm

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hmm. Okay. So, and I guess the second one here, we had a lengthy discussion of what this year which was the most important one really, or really, I guess the the latest one that came from what you call, I guess, really the fusion of so many different types of Muslims coming in from different parts of the world and so on and so forth. And, and this, I guess, really shift.

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It's a strength and in a sense, also a weakness for us, right.

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Well, you know, what happened to me, in terms of being in this Masjid, the Jami mosque around 1985 people coming in and went from a few 100 to 1000 people, or Juma all schools of thought, all the Slavic movements, we have to establish the rituals of Islam.

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Especially when you're far away from home, you need to establish the prayers. You established the fasting, that's how we do you establish your principal surroundings, and all your different activities, the marriage, the janazah. These are the rituals of Islam, the foundations of Islam. The issue that was coming as I was finding that people are the rituals, and in many cases based upon what they had learned in their culture. But the character had became

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ritual Muslim, for instance, there would be the case of a person who is a market, the person has good evening, and they believe only in a lobby stay away from shark and

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how they were dealing with other systems. They have terrible parents. And this is a practical point I'm talking about because they weren't necessarily applying it to themselves. They were looking mainly at the belief system, and not recognizing that the belief system is supposed to impact they will lie. It's not belief or belief, saying it is belief that affects your life. As we said, the man is a hollow building sandwich as people call for Hamilton jawara. You say it with your tongue. You believe it in your heart, and you practice it with your lip

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sync point. For instance.

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So people would establish grip and then be involved in corruption. They might make their Juma prayer and then start smoking cigarettes and swearing and doing different negative things, but a lot of settings

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that prohibits you

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from evil and corruption. So by making that salon you become a person of salon. Yeah, you're to become salon. Yeah, it's been trained to be in submission to Allah during that time of the player. And that's supposed to follow you after the

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season came. And we were fasting and trying to stick to the different times. But we realized that some people were fasting only physically, but they didn't fast with their eyes. They didn't pass with their tongue with it as they were listening to her on music. They were doing negative things outside of the time of the past itself. And prophet SAW someone they told us robots saw him and Lisa humans the army, he learned that there are many people who fast and get nothing from there fast. But hunga Auto Baka him and Lisa hooman siani. In the south, there are many who stand in the night they make their press, but they get nothing but sleeplessness. What was he saying? He was saying it's

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only through ritual. And so I realize it all goes back to the soul loss and so on. And when you look at these traditions, seriously, and not just to read something nice,

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then you recognize what he was telling us.

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The third point that we should focus on character, and for a long time, we taught in our schools, the data, we talked to the school of praying, fasting, for Hata. And this is the foundation This is essential. But there's something else and especially in the emergence, something has to arise out of our foundation.

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Spirit, that is the character. And remember when the prophet SAW someone was passed, as a tradition goes to the loader toolbox or solo and Kadima Yudhisthira NASA agenda for the talk will

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not pass what is the main reason why people would enter paradise? He said, the consciousness of a law and good character. Yes, a long beard. He didn't say a tall says he

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didn't say a niqab on your face. He said top law law enforcement.

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After you have this consciousness of a law, you have this alertness and this hyper vigilance.

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It should show it should manifest itself in your character.

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And so teaching the children not only how to pray, but answering their question, why do we think

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and that was the case the project came to me complaining, you know, he's a strong brother and his people were always Muslim. And then he said to his to his son, they make this a lot. And Zaid is a North American boy now questioning everything. They turned to his father and said, Why?

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Why God isn't. The father did not have y in his vocabulary when it comes to pray, but he should have because I'm certain I'm Caboose. A lot told us in this a lot of time on while Mancha.

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So prayer prohibits evil and corruption. So we should know why you should now talk about

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the third tenant that we really want to focus on today. And this is the title of tenants for today. For those of you who are just joining us right now we are talking a little Hakeem quick we're talking about the latest video that he has released on his YouTube channel if you haven't seen it, go ahead and watch that on the YouTube channel inshallah. It's called the emergence 10 tenants on Islamic revival. We're going to take those times one at a time inshallah Tada, the first one was on the whole velocity.

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And

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we're talking now about focusing on Islamic cat.

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In other words, every movement has a type of focus. And according to circumstances in the Muslim world, you will see in some parts of the world where the Muslims had masjids they had a dresser or table

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lost the scale of Islam. And so groups were formed in order to bring the spirit back in. And to bring the love of the Sunnah and the love of the masses, and other parts of the world people. They had Islam, but they were involved in strange innovations. They were worshipping grapes, they were afraid of the gym. And so movements developed the courage to take away these evil innovations that had come. So movements develop for different reasons. And at this point in time, when we are at an international slumber, we need to come out of a stagnation and to reinvigorate your climate, in our own lives, in our families in our communities.

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certain characteristics need to be focused on

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the 10 points come in. And the third is the focus on Islamic character that not only do we teach us to pray, but we teach them there is the character of a praying person

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is a character of a fasting person.

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They say that when a person comes back from Hajj, that person you should be able to see something different in their chart. If the person comes back from college, and then raises the prices in his shop, and puts Alhaji learn to land on the door, is that really a successful hire? Did his character really change? No.

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And when we look at the Prophet peace of blessings be upon him, we realize that he told us in different traditions in the Bible into the altar minimum Academy, that barely I have been sent to complete the best aspects of character. That's the main focus of the message. It's the character. And that is how Islam spread. That is how the Muslim community was able to weather the different onslaughts that came on it, from the early times, from the hypocrites, from the apostates, from the Mongols, from the Crusaders, from the colonial period. Because that oneness of Allah that we had stayed alive through our character. It stayed alive through our generosity, it stayed alive to our

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patience, it stayed alive to our tawakkol Allah, our dependence on Allah, it stayed alive through our tolerance of other people, it stayed alive through love.

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And that love comes out in the character. And you will see Rasulullah saw seldom forgiving people.

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You'll see him actually dealing with people who committed major sins, and made Toba, they repented. He forgave these people, how many of us can forgive and not seek revenge. And so that is the character that is what we need to come together to break down these differences. It comes out first in our intentions and our oneness of Allah. And then it shows itself in our character. And so that needs to be part of our movement. Our emergence is the character where you could literally look at a person and you can see by how they're interacting, that person is a Muslim,

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and not necessarily because of their clothing.

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Because if you look at different people in the world, there are people who have nice long, Neo toads, nice ropes. People in many cultures have nice beards. But that does not mean that they're Muslim.

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The submission comes out in our character. And this is a very essential point. To keep the emergence going. It's like part of the glue that keeps the different parts of the emergence going. And as the prophet SAW, Selim said, it is the essence of his reseller. It is the essence of the message, horsnell our flock.

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Only reasons why people will enter Paradise. This is important.

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taqwa law, where who's not hornak consciousness of Allah, and good character.

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And also the very famous Hadith that you've also mentioned in my boy studio.

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And this is why it's a really,

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really important Hadith to think about is when a prophet of Allah Islam says Allah Eden Emma worth doing it's like, it's like he's saying, verily, almost the use of the language says that this is the main reason why I was really kind of sent and this is what we're talking about the dealing with one another.

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An important question for you because we are joining you from all over the world and as you're seeing people who are different places now.

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character and manners, those are

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I don't want to say they're subjective. But in many places they differ. I mean, how we see things, how we see each other's behaviors, and so on so forth. What should be the ruling? Like? What How should we know what is considered as good manners and good character? Again, this is where you go back to the example of Prophet Muhammad SAW saddam and his companions. And you will see it reflected in so many ways, through these blessed individuals, how they interacted, the study of theater to nobilia prophetic biography is crucial for us to see implemented, to look at the lives of the companions, to see Islam intimate implemented, to see great Muslim men and women grow history,

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you'll see Islam in actual practice. And what I found is that, even though there were countries that were very depressed, they may not have much wealth, I was in the Sahara Desert, visiting a city called Timbuktu. And it is a real city that's in Mali, and the people are some of the poorest materialism. But the character was beautiful. And if you came to their house, they would offer you food, you feel embarrassed, but they would offer you food, because they had the generosity, the character of Islam, they had the patience because they believe that there was something better than this world. And so was that Saba, it will was that column. He was that generosity. I found this

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throughout the Muslim world.

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In love with Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, is a well kept secret. And when I learned that in Cape Town, it was the personality of the cape Tony. They are loving, loving kindness, their generosity, which which really endeared me to the city. When I first became Muslim, that's many years ago, we're talking almost 50 years ago, when I first became Muslim, some Egyptian brothers, I'll never forget, I accepted Islam. And I'm sitting there and the Egyptian brothers with we wanted to eat, and everybody wanted to give me the best of their food. Now, that was strange for me, because I was coming out of the United States, and what they call a dog eat dog society.

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But yet, they were so kind to me. And even though I was recognizing the oneness of God, which I had, to a certain extent already, you know, as a Christian, it was the character. It was the generosity that just stayed with me. I fell in love with these brothers.

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The character who just you know, pulled me and made me feel warm in their presence. So this character is crucial for the emergence it is crucial to keep our families together. It is crucial for our young people to weather the storm that they are in now in the COVID-19 and recession is an important quality and fabric of a successful Muslim in these times of darkness, may Allah subhanaw taala protect your ship. Now for those of you who are just joining us a shout out like I do actually saw a couple people said that they're having some difficulties understanding the audio here

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so is this getting better? Is that what's happening here? If I can get you to comment really quickly inshallah I did notice that there was some sort of audio issues with mine so I put on a headset

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so I guess it's better if you can just comment inshallah anybody who can comment really quickly let me know if the audio has gotten better.

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You're able to hear us

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Yes, yes.

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Yes, no. Can you hear Can you understand?

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Yes, it's better. Hello, Alcala Hogwood. Very good. I think it was maybe just the the headset as well that would though that I have on here just kind of eliminates a little bit of it.

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Okay, she Avantika LASIK May Allah Subhana Allah bless you shall I do want to take I don't know if the if you're up to this, but do you want to maybe what I'll do is I'll take a couple of comments and maybe you can you can you can comment on shallow data that's okay with you inshallah.

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Okay, so actually, let me point out because I stopped here at Bushido when she said she was Oh Allah hobo. So we have the Quran from Tanzania.

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That's, that's, that's it's really late for you there. I hope you're you're okay.

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Now, I also have the people of Cape Town we were Western Cape Town.

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Okay, this is when the audio was going a little funny for everybody here so I hope everybody can hear us better now. 100 illa.

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So this is what the Yeah, yeah, here he was saying we do need to imitate our Navy sallallahu wasallam. I believe that is one of the

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reasons he was sent us.

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Now, Yeah, go ahead. Yes. So go ahead with more to the question. No, that was that was it? That was the that was the comment. And we have to recognize that in following the profits or sell them, we are submitting to Allah azza wa jal and imitating or following the Prophet is not just wearing his clothes. Some think that for instance, I must dress like an Arab, I must have, you know, long, loose clothes, as I must wear a certain type of fabric. But for instance, in Canada now, if you walk outside with that clothing, in these freezing temperatures, you're gonna die your trees? Yes, it is. It's the principle.

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It's our it is covered your private parts, the looseness, it's not true. It is not imitating the disbelievers that it is the people of the dress. So this is what we're talking about now, not just the letter of the word, but the spirit of the word, authentic character. That's murder, because that is the main message of the Prophet.

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I mean, the belief was well shot when it comes to actually imitating the prophets of Allah Islam. And this is this is really important, I think, to point out is that the Prophet also dressed in the same demeanor as his people as he went home he's lived around. So you know, if today the Prophet awesome was a walk in amongst us in the West races, you know, the understanding would be that he wouldn't be dressed in a thought he would be dressed in a same in a similar demeanor as everybody else was around him. Like he didn't go out to look different than other people. Am I understanding this correctly?

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In the sense that it's the 20th century now, I mean, clothing does change. And if you look at the clothing of Abu Jamal, if you look at his enemies, right in Mecca, if we took one of them today, we would probably say he has a nice job,

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nice beard, because they were dressed with long type of clothing. They were Arabs at that time, but they were the enemies of Islam. So the Prophet Sal seldom did. You know, he dressed in a certain way, because of the time however, he did say, mentorship Bobby Coleman, for whom it whoever is like a people is one of them. So I Eve again, this is where balance comes in, that we live in different parts of the world. And we were willing to clothing or we were warm clothing in the northern climate. But it's important for us to distinguish ourselves. There's something about our clothing, something loose about our clothing, something different so people will look at you and say yes.

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North American, for instance, however, is a little bit different now. He's not being the fashions. If the fashion says we're wide bell bottom pants, they wide their parents, if the fashion says we're tight clothing, skin, tight clothing, they wear skin tight clothing, no.

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We're not slaves of the fashion. There's something about us, however, we have the wisdom in order to live in a climate in a way dressed and eating that we can survive in that climate. So it's

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really between the two and the principles come from the prophet of Islam.

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Very good, shall I? Shall I think sister Christian here has misunderstood something, I think when you you're commenting on the growth of the hair and officials so I don't think the chef was belittling the whole idea of the of growing the beard and so on so forth. nor was he saying that it's not something that's essential. Those are part of the Reddit and he's just say that that is not the essence of the actual version. So here she's she's asking, she's never understood the beard. So I guess she'd never understood the the compulsory, I guess, really, part of growing a beard for men. So she's saying men who have

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who are from Chinese background or Sub Saharan background or Native American do not grow facial hair.

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nor are they able to grow body hair, how could it be mandatory for them to grow hair? And I don't think that's the switchover meaning, no, what I was saying is that, you know, that people sometimes judge a person by the length of the beard, or by certain

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you know, characteristics from their body, but again, as you say, there are some cultures where they don't have beards. So therefore, you know, if a person didn't have a beard, and they come into a place where they have a beard should they buy a beard and pasted on know that that's a natural thing for the person that don't have it? Yeah, right. However, being natural demand should have the bit it is, you know, something which is a you know,

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A compulsory part of our Deen, you're supposed to grow your beard. And when a Christian came to the round to the province of Solomon, he had handlebar mustache. And he and he shaved the province, Allah turned his head away. And the man said to me, that we do it, we have mustaches and we shaved our PHP posts on our way, you know, is to grow as the opposite. Trim, you know, our mustache, it's the opposite is the Islamic way. What I'm talking about, don't we, we used to say don't judge a book by its cover.

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In other words, as one of our brothers said, and you know, and it's with all respects, the different personalities. He said, Oh, you know, the beard. Fidel Castro, of Cuba. Had a very nice,

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nice beard, one of his like, Santa Claus. Right?

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He's got a nice beard, right? Yeah. So I mean, really, to be honest with you, not even not even these people. But even living amongst the West right now.

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Having a beard is actually considered a cool thing, all of a sudden, I mean, we've had, we've had ours for years. But just in the last five years, or you know, having an actual beard, even if it's anything to do with the actual religion, or religious

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connotation or anything as such, it's now now you really can't tell whether, you know, because the beard is just what's in, you know, but we don't leave it or grow it because of that, right? That's right. I mean, one time I was coming into the states, I was actually living in South Africa, and I was coming back to Philadelphia, it was a big conference. And Philadelphia as a hotspot, a lot of things go on in Philadelphia.

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I said, Okay, what's going to happen in Philadelphia? Like, what's the vibe on the street as we would think? And they said, No, Indian Muslim, you know, having no credit, you know, it's the fashion he said, it's the cool thing is a example of a gangster who came into a barber shop. And then the barber said to this gangster drug dealer. Okay, should I shave? And the gangster said, No, that's my son,

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your gangster.

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And soon, so this is what happens. fashions can come and go. But the sooner remains

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how basis

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to show this on your walk character. Hello, there. There's a comment here from a gentleman. I just want to respond to it from brush it off here. I think he said, he recalls attending a lecture at UCT field. He's asking you, I guess it's just asking for recognition. And when you're going to come back to Charlotte to visit in Charlotte, I don't know if the shotgun communist pandemic but

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yes, this is a University of Cape Town. That's what UCT means. Oh, I believe so. Maybe, yes, University of Cape Town. hamdulillah. Such a beautiful time. I spent 10 years in Cape Town and traveled all throughout South South Africa, and the some of the fondest memories of my life. And I pray inshallah, to one day come back. One of my sons with men, you know, has married Yusra, who is a cape Malay. So they just had a child Alhamdulillah

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a few weeks ago, which is you know, pot, you know, Afro American and pot melee, and we are in touch with the community there in Cape Town constantly. And I pray inshallah to have the opportunity to visit Cape Town again. And I pray that Allah would lift this pandemic off the people of South Africa and Cape Town, I know that they're going through a lot of difficulty now. And I pray that Allah would forgive those who have died, give them the position of Shaheed and pandemic, from them and the rest of the world. I mean, a particular feature. So this is an important question that's happening here, which is also from sister Kristen, and this is, I think, a really essential which is, is it

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possible to be born a hot tempered person? And will Islam help you in calming that down?

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I think she's saying she's been a Muslim for a year this February Mashallah, may Allah subhanaw taala bless you and keep you firm shall ask the question.

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And

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she's saying she still loses her temper, and I think everybody does. What is your advice? Yeah, well, again, if we look at the companions, you will see different people with different personalities. And those qualities that people had in their state of ignorance before they they were Muslim, can actually be converted into an advantage for them and for Islam.

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One of the prime examples I could use right away is former Khalifa Omar bin Al Khattab rhodiola. One, you know, who was a hot tempered person and when he heard about Prophet Muhammad, sal Solomon, what he was doing, he decided one day after drinking some alcohol, he was going to kill the Prophet. That's how hot his temper was. So he decided he was going to go out to kill the prophet and it's a long story.

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But Allah subhanaw taala, you know, softened his heart when he met his own sister, who had accepted Islam, he smacked his sister.

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And you know, and then when he saw her bleeding, and then he felt shy and ashamed. And she then took a strong Islamic stance, and he listened to the core end. And then he went to Rasulullah saw Solomon, he embraced Islam. And from there you see, he became one of the strongest leaders in the history of Islam. And his strength, his hot temper,

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helped him and became a type of armor for him. And the provinces all of them said that whenever anybody is walking along a side street to shaytaan, the evil Genie are there with them, except Omar

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is if Omar is walking alone, the shaytaan they don't even come near him, right? Because his emotion, his hot temper has been converted into Islam, and it now becomes his shield. So we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would give our sister this nursing with a temper. And then that could be, you know, for the love of Allah subhanaw taala. And she would have the patience to hold it down in the wrong circumstances. Now,

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another question that I have here, which I think is also a little important,

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even though it's not a part, I guess, of what we're talking about here, but it's from from Burning Man, which do you think wisdom should portray a more accurate picture of Africans in our cartoons and videos, many times we see light skinned characters, however, we know Africans played a more significant role in that in the role of cartoons not wanting to cause a separation. But please comment, it's something that you've talked about, a lot of times with the important representation, I think it's important, I mean, not only in cartoons, but even in the way that we portrayed Islamic poetry. Even the way we portray, in Word, not only in pictures, but even in our writings, you know,

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our early companions, and I want you to listen to the course that I went through, it's called a black Muslim experience. And if you go to my YouTube channel, if you go to YouTube, put in Abdullah Hakim, quick go to the YouTube channel and connect with us and you can get this all black Muslim experience. And then you can be connected with us also to the Facebook page and whatnot, but you are correct.

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The same type of tribalism and racism has impacted the Muslim world as well. And so it's important for us to to to give credit to all Muslims regardless of their color, regardless of their personality or regardless of their language, ethnic group, that we are all one oma and one nation. And I found out myself objectively that African Muslims have played an essential role within the oma right from the beginning. And you'll see at this experience, even dry nurse of the prophet SAW Selim, you know, amen. She wasn't Ethiopia, not only below, but there were there were African people around the province. So the first country he migrated to was it was Ethiopia, Africa and you'll see

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it all the way through and so it is important for him to give credit where credit is due

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wonderful show show I don't know if you see the comment that's on the page here but there is I believe this is your your family in law is commenting from Cape Town they're just saying Salaam to inshallah Oh emotional love Islam deed family

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specialist, you know, to all of my close relatives now and under law is safe to say but we call the baby new saber. Allow awkward Mashallah. The nickname with the young people call her is new new law.

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And because new saber was a strong Muslim personality, and I want as an assignment for everybody, you know, look up the story amongst the companions of new Sabre, read the law. And this is what we pray that a young daughter would be and the young daughters of Islam today, bearing in mind, Shabbat shalom Allah subhanaw taala Bless you. It's always very insightful talking to you 100 reliable I mean, you always learn as much as as much as we have you around we just you know, we always learn so much more. Allah May Allah subhanaw taala bless you and give you gentlemen Shall I don't know if you have any final thing to say be in the light Allah. Actually before you say that, I do want to invite

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all of you to go ahead and we're trying to grow the

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Instagram page inshallah and the YouTube so those are two important channels where the chef is going to be more active Mashallah Instagram is at

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Abdullah click you see it under the name of that the chef here and the YouTube channel you can just go ahead and Google Optima Hakeem quick

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we were having some issues with before but now it should actually join you should actually show up in the light Allah

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and I will go ahead and I'll post the actual channel here before you go before we go out of here but please go ahead Follow us on the Instagram upload that quick and on the YouTube you can follow me also personally with the Lucha towel I also host a series of programs and so on

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at this underscore moon underscore lives on Instagram and check if you have a final thing to say via delay Darla. Yes, we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would make it easy for the Muslims throughout the world to lift this pandemic off of us and off of humanity. And we pray that Allah would forgive us for any mistakes that we have made. And that Allah would also send peace and blessings to our beloved Prophet Mohammed alayhi salaatu wa Salaam. So particular one will be handicar shadow under hula hula into the stock photo corner tuber lake. How can I don't wanna, and on hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu gymini sha Allah Azza wa Taala it's been an absolute pleasure. So I want to

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