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Abdullah Hakim Quick

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under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid society, the Department of Tourism and commerce marketing organized the ninth Ramadan forum, under the slogan gathering to succeed

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from second to 18th ramadan 1431 to 28 August 2010.

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah, ala alihi wa sahbihi wa ala. In the name of Allah, we praise Him, and we send peace and blessings upon the final prophet Mohammed, his family companions and those who follow after him the guidance.

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Under the generous patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ramadan forum comes together again this is ninth year, and for the first time in the English language under the slogan gathering to succeed.

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We thank our sponsors this year firstly our gold sponsors and nabooda group, Dubai Islamic bank Dubai literature's electricity and water authority baitul Hara society, General Directorate of residency and foreigners affairs, Dubai and our bronze sponsors to Mani hotel and resort, dubai airport free zone, the maidin barbershops Resort and Spa, three Enix group and Dubai customs is our pleasure to welcome today's speaker, Dr. Abdullah Hakim quick, Dr. Abdullah is a Canadian and currently resides in Toronto, but has traveled to over 58 countries doing research and delivering lectures to various communities. His qualification in Islamic Studies comes from a background from

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the from the Islamic University of Medina where he gained a Bachelor's in Saudi Arabia, and his history background is shaped by a masters and a PhD from the history department of the University of Toronto, Canada.

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For over 10 years, Dr. Quick was the director of the Islamic social services and resources Association, one of Canada's first recognized Islamic social service agencies. He has participated in interviews as an expert on African history and Islamic issues with major Canadian, Caribbean and South African media organizations. He also has a number of scholarly presentations and publications. Presently, Dr. Abdullah is the director of the discovered Islam center of Cape Town, South Africa, where he previously lived for 10 years. And in the year 2009, he was a special adviser to the Ministry of Islamic affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Dr. Abdullah has chosen for us the lecture titled following in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, a title within which lies true success of the human race success by following it, and following the way of the Prophet Muhammad will lead to true success.

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For questions to Dr. Abdullah after the lecture, please text on 05094 triple 097 And with that, I leave you with today's title lecture and today's esteemed speaker Dr. Abdullah Hakim quick smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa chawan La ilaha illAllah Walia Sala hain y shadow Mohammed

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And up to what a solo Hartman and via it were more saline Allahumma salli wa sallam, Allah Abdi kawada zuleika Muhammad, Allah Allah He was happy. Woman da da da what he was standing up the Sunnah t la Yomi Deen, salaam Sleeman kathira, Amar bat, all praises are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds.

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And surely Allah is the friend and protector of the righteous. And I bear witness that Allah is one and has no partners, that Mohammed the son of Abdullah, is a servant and his last messenger, may Allah always and constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed to his family and his companions, and all those who call to his way, and establish his sooner to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows my beloved brothers and sisters, to our guests. I begin with the greeting words of the righteous Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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And I bring you special greetings from your Muslim brothers and sisters, far in the north, in Canada.

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And I bring you bush raw, glad tidings that Islam is spreading to the far reaches of the world.

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Recently Alhamdulillah our census was done of the number of Muslims in Toronto, Canada.

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And they found out that officially for a population of 2.5 million in the GTA

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250,000 were Muslims. 10% of the population of Toronto are Muslims. There are masjids are going up everywhere Islam is expanding. And recently negotiations have begun with the first nation people, the original people,

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the native people who lived in America 1000s of years ago, they are now listening to the word of Islam. And we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would guide them and bring them into the fold Alhamdulillah I also bring you bush raw, that Islam is spreading in the deep south, Down Under.

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I was recently in Melbourne, Australia

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and there in Australia, I met with a chief of the Aboriginal tribes. These are the people who lived for 10s of 1000s of years in Australia by the mercy of Allah azza wa jal

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they are listening to the word of Islam. The chief accepted Islam and his people are now coming in, in large numbers while hamdulillah and so the numbers of Muslims are rising. everywhere in the world that we go we see Masjid

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we can see a presence of Muslims and this is the month of Ramadan.

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And in this time, there are people fasting, breaking their fast making salata Tada, we are making their press making jar all over the world simultaneously. There is activities of Ramadan that are going on everywhere on the planet. But the question I want to leave with you tonight is that what will the month of Ramadan mean to us? Will it be only an activity of eating and drinking?

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Where we abstain from eating and drinking we abstain from sexual activities during the day we struggle with our desires or will the Muslims gain something else from this month?

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We know that this is the month of the quarter and shadow Quran and Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the end,

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Rosa Billahi min ash shaytaan the regime, Shahada Ramadan alesi owns Isla de hilker an houden linas were beji notton min alhuda. Well for

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that this the month of Ramadan is the time in which el corte n was revealed as a guidance to humanity and clear evidence from the guidance and from that which separates truth from falsehood. So this particular month

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is a time of contact between the Creator of the heavens and the earth and the people living on this planet. The angel gibreel alayhis salam brought the message to our beloved Prophet Muhammad

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So solemn, and it came in this month.

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And it said the court and says it was revealed in the month of Ramadan. But when the scholars looked at this, they found that there are only a few verses that were revealed it caught our Bismillah because he Falak, Calico in Santa Monica, that in this time, verses from the Quran were revealed

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from the chapter called alak, read in the name of your Lord, who has created man from a single clot and taught man that what you knew not.

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And so the scholars recognize that when you say the word of God, and you are not talking about the whole book, but you're talking about any section of the book, so even if you have one or two verses from the court, and inside of you, then you are carrying the court and and this month is an important time for us to begin to focus on not just quantity, but quality.

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The great scholars of the past have shown us that in order to benefit from the court and in order to be sincere to the court, and we need three elements, three things tahseen tilawat, he was a double IRT he was it's a woman, he has three levels tahseen tilawat, he is to beautify its recitation.

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Read it with Tajweed.

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But But the second level is to double iottie.

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That we need to not only read it in a beautiful way, we need to reflect upon what is inside the book.

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To

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think, reflect, don't just read the book,

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but think about what is in it. And finally, it's our movie that we should follow its commands. So it is not enough to read it and think about it. When we come to the conclusion. It is a beautiful book, it is a revelation. It has given us knowledge, we should then implement this knowledge and put it into our lives. And so in this light, we are told in Ramadan

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that this is a special time written on the believers. And then the second chapter of the court and it tells us yeah, are you Han Latina? amanu katiba la como Sam Kamakura coochie Ba La La Vina Min publikum la la cantata qu O you who believe fasting has been prescribed on you, as it was prescribed on those who came before you, in order that you would have Taqwa. That's the purpose of fasting. And taqwa is a half or Raja. It is fear and hope. It is the consciousness of Allah.

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You feel the punishment of Allah but you hope in the mercy of Allah.

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It's the type of consciousness that the believer has, when you are fasting, and living in the world. You are in the world, but you are not of the world.

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We are supposed to go to work. We are supposed to function in life. Rasulullah saw Solomon his companions made great achievements in the month of Ramadan. If you look at Islamic history, great achievements were made during this month.

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And so

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it is a time of consciousness taqwa.

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If we take it a step further, you will see in the chapter call, squirrel and fall in verse 29.

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That Allah azza wa jal tells us in tako La Jolla come for a cannon. When you come fair uncom say your article my young fellow come well law holder for the other. It tells us in this verse, if you have Taqwa.

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Remember Ramadan is telling us the the basis of fasting is to have the consciousness of Allah

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Surah unfiled is telling us if you have the consciousness of Allah, Allah will make a way out for you in tuck tuck, Allah, Allah come for a corner. He will make a criterion for you.

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He will repair your deeds. He will forgive you of your sins. And Allah is the possessor of great bounty.

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And so it is telling us it's a process. Fasting is leading us to taqwa taqwa, Islam.

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leading us to LFO to con

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mama show Kenny, and his tough CFL Katia

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along with the great mufa sitting, looked into the word for con.

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And they found out that amongst the meanings of LFR con is the battle galoob wakulla tell Bossa if we're horsnell hedaya,

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that amongst the, the meanings coming from this for con is that when you have the consciousness of God, the consciousness of Allah, your your heart becomes strong,

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consolidated

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and you get the power of insight

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quwata labasa is and the best guidance and today in the world that we are living in.

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We are in need

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of strong hearts of insight of guidance, because Muslims are going through a very critical time.

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And some of the decisions that we make right now will influence our families, our communities for decades.

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You could say we are in the barrel of decision.

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And so having taqwa

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gives us that ability to look at what is happening in the world, not just on the outside, but that we should look inside the affairs and try to understand what is going on around us from the inside.

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This is crucial for Muslims today.

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In many parts of the world, Muslims are feeling misunderstood.

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Some people are trying to say that Islam is a religion of terror. It's a religion of violence, but we know that Islam is the religion of peace.

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A misunderstanding is happening.

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And sometimes Muslims are feeling tremendous pressure.

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In some countries, ignorant people even curse the Prophet Muhammad Allah Azza wa sallam.

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They made cartoons against him, not understanding who he was.

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they reacted to international affairs in ignorance

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and made terrible statements and Muslims felt hurt by this.

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And in the month of Ramadan, we need to seek

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refuge in the Prophet Muhammad Allah His la sala. The Companions used to say is our HMI on what is if things got hot and difficult, we would take refuge in Rasulullah saw Salah whenever difficulty came. We do not have the Prophet with us today. But we do have his Sierra his life. We do have his Sunnah, his traditions, and so we are able to benefit from his life. It's a living example, which can help us in this world

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and lead us toward the day of resurrection and the hereafter.

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The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, also was misunderstood.

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And there were also people who said terrible things about him as well. Even though he was the final prophet, prophets had come to every nation, profits came to China, profits came to India, profits came to Europe, profits came to the Americas profits came to Africa. Profits came to every nation and every tribe at one point in time. But the seal of the prophets, Khartoum, al anbiya wa l mursalin. Was the Prophet Muhammad Allah is not to Sudan.

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And so when he talked to belief in one God, when he taught that there's no difference between Arab and non Arab, there's no difference between white and black. There is no difference between rich and poor, that women have rights as well as men. When he taught this message, he was attacked, and the people of Mecca in a very similar fashion to what is happening in many parts of the world today.

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They wanted to not just destroy him, they couldn't attack him, because he had been to Hashem his tribe was protecting him. And so they gathered together in Mecca, to have a meeting about how they would stop the message of Islam.

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They gathered with Al Walid Ibn Al mahira. One of the leaders

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And they came to a lead and they said, This man is going to the tribes who are coming into Mecca. He's teaching them the belief in one God, what can we do to stop his message? What can we say about him to stop the message?

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How can we demonize him? This is what we're feeling today. Many terrible things are being said about Islam.

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in Mecca over 1400 years ago, they said, We should call him kahin. He is a wizard.

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He's making magic around the Kaaba. But Allah lead in the tradition of the Arabs at that time. They love to be honest, and truthful. So alwaleed said, No, he's not carrying

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the cannon. I have certain clothes that they wear and certain way he's not Catholic. So they said, Okay, let's say he's Majnoon.

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Let's say he's crazy.

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He said, No, Waleed said No, he's not Majnoon because a crazy person has certain spasms and gurgling. And he's not Majnoon. He's calm.

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Okay, they said, Let's call him shy. Let's say he's a poet. But we'll lead said no, this is not share. This is not poetry. We know our poetry. And yes, he's reading something sweet, but it's not poetry. So they said, Maybe we should call him saw him. Let's call him a magician.

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And will lead said No, he's not blowing in knots, not fossati for the rocket. He's not blowing in knots. He's not doing magical formulas. So they said, okay, make a choice. Let's decide what we can call him. And they finally decided we will call him saya

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a magician because he breaks up families, the mother will leave the Father. If she accepts Islam, the child might leave their parents. So he breaks up families. So let's call him a magician. And so they went out in society. And they started to call him saw him, they started to call him names. And as he would go, peace be upon him. A group of them would follow him

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Abuja.

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And a number of the leaders of koresh, they would come in back of the Prophet, and they would say terrible things after he spoke to the people. And one person in particular, whose name was Alas, Ebony, while a sahami.

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He would come in back of the Prophet peace be upon him and he would say, This man is useless, he is uptight.

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He's cut off, he has no male children.

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And in a society as Arabia was in those days, the male children were the most important children because your sons will protect you. Your sons will sing your name and poetry, your sons will continue your genealogy. So if a man does not have any sons, then in a sense, it's like he has no future.

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So we'll ask then said this man is talk.

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As we would say, today, he's a waste of time.

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He's useless.

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Don't even worry about him, because he has no future.

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And this must have hurt the Prophet peace be upon him. As an Arabian man, this must have hurt him. And it is reported that one night when he was sleeping, he smiled and asleep.

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And a chapter from the Quran was revealed. He informed his wife his companions, the 100 and eighth chapter in the Quran was revealed Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in our tiny narco, co author for suddenly lira beaker one half in Shani aka epitaph, Allah revealed, verily, oh Mohammed we have given you alcohol sauce

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for suddenly lira beaker one half. So pray to your Lord and sacrifice. Surely the one who insults you, he will be cut off

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a small chapter.

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It is considered to be the smallest chapter in the Quran. Remember, quality versus quantity, right? Remember size. This is 10 words. And I can almost believe that most of the Muslims here tonight have memorized cervical cancer. How many people know cervical cancer? Raise your hand. Everybody knows that you want to read a fast salaat they call express a lot in Canada. So you read kasar and falaka Nason

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Whatever. So you get this a lot over with real fast, right? But what is the miracle about this? This is the smallest chapter in the court and but it is expanding and expanding and expanding, and it will continue to expand until the Day of Resurrection.

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What is the miracle about this small verse

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in the Outliner, called Casa Verily, We have given you La Casa

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La Casa, as the process of them set is a river in paradise.

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It feeds to the house the watering place on the Day of Judgment. Its liquid is whiter than the widest milk. It is sweeter than the sweetest honey. It is colder than ice. If you drink from alcohol for one time, you will never be thirsty again. Never.

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But the Sahaba and the scholars also looked into this word alcocer because our Casa it's it's formed in Arabic is mutlak Rama Duda.

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It has no no limits are Casa so you could translate it in English you could say and abundance and abundance we have given you an abundance, what is on Council.

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The scholars have shown us elicos are one of the meanings could be La ilaha illa Allah. The fact that he was given the Kelly Ma, he was given the connection with the Creator of the heavens and the earth. He is given an infinite connection with the one who has no boundaries and no limits as created things.

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Also a new Buddha. He has given Prophethood the finality of prophethood this oma this nation will be the largest nation on the Day of Resurrection.

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But our cows are kesulitan us hop.

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So many companions. He started alone in Mecca.

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Within 100 years, Islam spread into China,

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into the Morocco and the mothership.

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It is reported by venafi Rahim Allah rode his horse into the Atlantic and said, If I knew there was people across I take the message there, to the north, to the south, within 100 years, there is no other religion, no other ideology, no other conqueror, no other way of life that has spread so far, and so fast in the history of humanity, I can challenge any historian, any scholar, bring me a religion, bring me away, that has crossed barriers of culture, and language and climate. As fast as this in a narco cozaar for suddenly there have become one harsh.

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Very Verily, We have given you a corsage and abundance, so pray to your Lord, and sacrifice the name Muhammad itself.

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According to our history, it was not used by people before his time.

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But recently, when a census was done, they found that Mohammed is right now the most popular name on earth because Muslims will name themselves not solidly. They say Mohammed Salim, not just Abdul Karim. They will say Mohammed Abdul Karim. I have a friend from the Sudan. His name was Muhammad. That's to Mohammed.

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Another person he brought his passport and it said Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed, three of them on his passport.

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And so this name is the most popular name on Earth. Do you know people named Jesus?

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Some of the Christians in Spain they say, hey Seuss, but it's only a few. How many people are named Moses? How many people are named Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar? no other name

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has been used. So this amount, but alas, it been a while. How many people know LS

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how many Arabic speaking people know Alas, Ebony while a sahami. Nobody knows him.

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Nobody knows his name. It's only his son. Mr. Eben allows for the last one. or his grandson Abdullah he even Mr. Eben Alas, rhodiola and Houma. That's that's the only one

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ways that you know his name so he asked his cut off what the diverse safe

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in the outside narco cosa for so Lila Rob Baker 100 in nashoni, aka whoever

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it said the one who insults you, he will be cut off.

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This is a miracle.

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Because the last was cut off. He had no future.

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The Prophet Mohammed sell sell them although he had no male children. His name is being remembered all over the world. Now in deep Australia, in far north and Canada. In far reaches of the earth, people are taking Kelly Ma, t people are saying Allahumma salli ala Muhammad,

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and they never saw him.

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They can't speak Arabic, but they love him. They love him more than their father and their mother. This is a standing miracle

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in the shortest chapter of the Quran.

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But I want to take it a step further with you tonight. The Prophet Muhammad SAW some of them sent his companions out and show them seeking knowledge is compulsory. It is funny that Allah Kali Muslim, it is compulsory on all Muslims seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. And so when Muslims went out to the world, they brought in the knowledge of the ancient once the knowledge of ancient Egypt, the knowledge of Persia, of China,

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of India, of Greece of Rome, they took the knowledge of the ancient scholars and sages and they gave it a tawheed ik base, the base of one god connecting secular with sacred,

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they connected it together, and they were able to make tremendous achievements. And in the golden age of Islam, Muslims were able to set the pace for the modern age, when you count now, you count it with with Arabic numerals. Zero was originally found in India, or in Egypt, I went to Egypt and I found in the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, they had zero and decimal numbers in 3000 BC, in Egypt,

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zero was there, but the Muslims took it and put it in a modern form a usable form today. And so, zero is from Suffolk

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algebra is algebra

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alchimia is alchemy and chemistry, the scientific method biology, pharmacology, chemistry, paleontology,

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optical science, modern medicine,

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geography,

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history, you will continue and you will find just about every discipline in the modern university as a basis from amongst Muslims during the golden age of Islam, where did they get this from? It all came from the Prophet Mohammed sell, sell them it is based on his message in not try knock all cows off. I have given you an abundance. And so this renaissance of Europe,

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the renaissance of the world, the modern technology, your iPhone,

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the modern techniques that you have, all of it goes back to that man in the Arabian Peninsula, who was by himself. They said he was cut off.

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They said he had no future.

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But his future. His message his name, is setting the pace for the future generations. And Muslims today are in a position to lead the world. Not in violence, but to lead the world in technology.

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a holistic society where spirituality is not separated from science,

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where morality is not separated from your banking system,

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that you will be an honest banker and it is possible.

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Muslims can set the pace for the world.

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But the crucial point is to really take the example of the Prophet Mohammed Al salam to really benefit from the month of Ramadan. It is the time when we can have Zi added to taqwa an increase in our consciousness of Allah. Also quote a BA neediness to Allah subhanaw taala

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This is the time especially lately, the last 10 days, it is the closest that we can be to our Lord. It is also a chance for us to increase our ibadah we are making more press in this month than we make at any time during the year. It is a mercy and a blessing.

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The mind is light, the body is light, even the sheer team well yeah the biller that are giving us what we saw and making our lives confused of the jinn, they're in chains. So this is the time when we can make the increase. When we can get the taqwa and inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will give us the fruit of taqwa the battle, galoob workqueue wattle, basa wahoo snel hedaya that Allah will consolidate our hearts give us strength. So we will not be afraid to be Muslim, not to be afraid to go forward.

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Go what's bizarre is that we will have insight to realize what is going on in the world today. Try to understand the events of the world. It's an illusion, we are being confused, but go to the root. Don't get caught up with what you see on the television screen, or on the movie, go to the root of everything. Go back to the book of Allah azza wa jal back to the son of the prophet SAW seldom.

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This is the time that we can make a new relationship with the court and

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we can read it to try to understand it, to put it into our lives, this is a great opportunity. And I pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless this oma would have mercy upon us would give us true unity, that we can come together and appreciate each other, regardless of race, regardless of language, or national origin. Also, this is a chance for us to give the message of Islam to people have other faith, that we can show them a beautiful example, that fasting gives us self control. It gives us discipline, it gives us the consciousness of God. This is what every religion is looking for. This is a great opportunity for us. I pray that Allah subhanaw taala would give this own mother

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tofik to come out of the month of Ramadan, prepared to change our conditions. I pray that Allah would give us the ability to give sadaqa to give from ourselves, especially to the areas like Pakistan, and other areas where people are in need. May Allah give us the ability to give from ourselves, and to help those who are in need around the world. I leave you with these words, and I asked a lot to have mercy on me and you and to forgive us and to accept our prayers. akula Polly howdah while stuck for LA Li walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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is Allah here to Dr. Abdullah for his wonderful lecture?

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We haven't had any text messages for questions. So I'd like to propose that maybe we could take a couple of questions from the crowd. So if anyone would like to ask a question, please raise your hand. We'll take two or three questions from the brothers. And possibly from the sister side. There's a microphone available. So

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yes, you mentioned the importance of unification of Oman and also the position that Muslims should take. So what do you recommend that the Muslims should do in relationship to the particular situation that we find ourselves in today in relationship to the global situation? Yeah.

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I think it's important for Muslims, especially in the month of Ramadan, to go back to the school, go back to our foundations. Because basically, if we look at Islam in the time of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salaam, it was one nation.

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It was one oma there were no schools of thought, and Islamic movements and versions of Islam in different countries. It was one oma so everybody would join Islam, they would follow the Quran and they would follow the Sunnah. That was the basis. And if we if we think in that sense, if we go back to our to our origins, then we can start to appreciate each other.

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We can appreciate the different schools of thought, for instance, and other Sunda jomar. People sometimes get confused, and they think because they have a school of thought that you know, they can't even have a relationship with another Muslim. A person came to me and said, Can 100 feet marry a Sharpies?

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So what religion are you

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You know, when you look at the great imams It is reported that a young man came to Medina

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from Mecca.

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And they asked Mr. Malik Ibn ns, Rahim, Allah Imam of Darrell hegira. They asked him to take this boy as a student, and Mr. Malik was not in the habit of obeying anybody. He said, You know, people come to knowledge. So, he turned away they said, Please, the governor of Mecca is asking you to look at this boy. So, he sat the boy down, and he looked at him, and he asked him a few questions. And then he said, This boy has a future.

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This boy has a future take him, put him amongst my students, you know, the boy was Imam Shafi

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was the mama Shafi.

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So, it was love between them. And when he mama Shafi expanded on his on his method, it was not in opposition to it, it was a beautiful expansion that he made through the knowledge that Allah blessed him with. So this is what we are, we are many different nations, many different expressions of Islam, but we are all part of one nation the same way we are fasting, the same way we break out fast. So whole, if we're all the same, and that's we should take this month to to start to look at other believers in that way, also, this month, should make us feel what it is like to be poor, to not have food. So we should then easily be able to give to the poor people of the world who are

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suffering. This is a crucial point that this, you know, Ramadan, that these teachings, go back to the basis, change our understanding, look at each other in the way of the companions, and the first generations. That is the zoo. That is the basis of our faith, things that came later our additions, respect your Imams, respect each other, but start to look at people as our little Qibla. Right, unify as much as we can. It is important, we can agree on everything. Sometimes we agree to disagree. But if somebody has an, you know, a misunderstanding with you, or a difference, make do offer that person make, it's important for Muslims, to soften our hearts, you know, in relationship

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with each other, and try to apply our Islam to the problems of the world. There are so many problems in the world. And Islam has beautiful solutions to these problems. We are the ones carrying this message. No more profits to come. It's on our shoulders, to take this message to the people who need it now, and the other general questions are Anybody else? There's a question here. Being a Muslim. Like, I know that the knowledge of allies everywhere, but it's still I am committing sins. So is it coming in the category of like hypocrisy or like a malefic? So I'm committing sins, I agree. But still, I'm trying to do not to do bad things. But I still am doing because of the surroundings and

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all that. Yeah, I am listening music, and I'm doing like that only. So is it coming in the category of hypocrisy or malefic like that? No, when you're talking about a monastic, you're talking about somebody who hates Islam, who wants to destroy Islam from inside, but on the outside is a Muslim. It's not a person who makes mistakes. The process of them said, Every one of the children of Adam make mistakes, right? But the best of us who make mistakes are those who make Toba who repent.

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So all of us make mistakes, all of us make sin there is nobody who is free of sin, nobody.

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And so but Toba is still far as a lot to forgive us make repentance. This is the importance that Ramadan shows us. It shows us our weakness.

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And we're able to look at ourselves in a transparent way. So this is important for us, but realize that the Muna 15 is another category.

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These are people who hate Islam

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who want to destroy it, but they appear like Muslims on the outside. And we pray that none of us would fall into this category. Last summer holla.

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Any other general questions? My brother over here has a question.

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So

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my question is related to Ravi Salah. I want to know when did Mohammed Salah Salem first pray to Ravi, how many times did he pray in his whole life? And is it permissible to offer only a cause of prayer where there are 20 Records

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being played in a MOS. The fourth question is, is tahajjud enter we both can be played in one night. Okay, this question is a little bit off the topic a little bit off the topic. However, you know

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the promises of them when he would send his companions out. He would tell them Bashir to allow to know Pharaoh. Yes, you will have to assume he tell them good glad tidings don't drive people away, make it easy, don't make it difficult. So the defector which is given by the Alomar and I've heard also on the radio since I've been here, the basic fetch we're given by the great movies is that the prophets of Salaam never made more than eight rockets of Tada, we're in his life. Okay, is that his base, his basic Sunder is also the three of Whitson. But Omar abracadabra de la one, he established 20 rakaats

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because there were other companions doing larger numbers, there's even larger numbers that they did. And so we are commanded to follow the Sunnah of the follower Rashid in the process of them said this. So if you make a rakaats you make 20 rakaats. Whatever you make, Mashallah, we don't need to make it difficult. One is right and one is wrong. You know, this is a beautiful law religion, yes. sudo will add to aceto. Some times will make eight, some will make 20 all of it is according to the Sunnah. And it is not fair that we are hoping that Allah will accept us in this month. So you have the right to do either anything that is following in line with the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad

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SAW Salah or the whole of

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Russia, Dean radula, one slowly come on. Could you tell us what are the reasons of spreading Islam in western countries?

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Well, in the Western countries, it will depend upon which country you're actually in, because the conditions are slightly different. But you know, for the most usually for the developed countries,

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they are not looking for material things because they've reached a certain level of materials. However, in the Western world, there was a big vacuum in spirituality. And so they are seeking for spirituality. They want to know what's going to happen after they die. And many people have tried magic, they have tried many religions. But what Islam offers is a balance. It's dunya, and akhira. So it is a way to live in the world in an organized fashion, and also be spiritual for the next world. So this is the one of the reasons why people are accepting Islam because they can still live in a modern sense, but they can have spirituality, the spiritual vacuum is being fulfilled. Is it

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having an answer to these burning questions in spirituality that they are suffering from? And so this is part of the reason why it is spreading. There are other people who have found Islam through the example of Muslims, the Muslims who have lived there have been a very beautiful example. I was in Norway, up in Norway, in Oslo, Norway. And there were many women who accepted Islam there was nine women to one man in Scandinavia, who accept Islam. So I asked the women, why do you women accept Islam? Because they put a bad image about Islam that Muslims beat their wives, and they're very terrible to their wives. They said no. They said to me, Islam is the last hope for the family.

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Our families are broken up. And Norwegian people used to have strong families, it is a fishing culture.

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And they can remember sitting with their families together. And they said, Muslims, if they practice Islam, remember that condition? If they practice Islam, they are the last hope for the family. And so they see it as a family based culture, with the creator involved. And so women are accepting Islam faster than men.

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This happens in many countries. And so you'll have a number of reasons. But basically, I think it's that balance between, you know, dunya and akhira. Between the life of this world and the Hereafter, the spirituality of Islam, that can take you give you a connection with Allah, but it still keeps your feet on the ground. That is why many people are accepting the state. There is three women who have questions. Maybe that the woman of other faith or non Muslim mark, could you let her speak first? If we could have the questions from the sister side, please, starting with the anonymous similar lady who has a question first and then the two sisters afterwards. Hi, good evening.

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Actually.

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I came here just to know what is really the meaning of Ramadan because I don't know the Ramadan basically is the month of

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fasting for Muslims, it is the month in which the final revelation was revealed. So it is during this month that the court and started to be revealed, and it is a special month. It is the ninth month on the lunar calendar. And so it is the month of fasting, the month of prayer is the month of guidance. It is a special spiritual month. The spiritual world is clear in this year in this month. So it is a special time of those followers of the last revelation that we fast and we we go back to the book of Allah, we read the Koran, and we tried to be better people and improve our lives. So this is a special month,

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which is in line with other revelations, because the other prophets also told their followers to fast, Jesus fasted. Moses fasted. Abraham fasted, all of the prophets peace be upon them, they fast, other parts of the world, they fast. But this is a special fast to bring together people of all nations, all climates, it rotates. So it's good to give you different times of year. So you're not stuck with one climate.

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And so it's a special month, where people can sort of clean house, they spiritually clean their house, and they improve their life during this month.

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Okay, the second question.

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I'm going to migrate to Canada. And I'm going to leave in Toronto Moulton, Mississauga Moulton, but I'm just worried about like, I want to make my son Hafiz.

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just worried about Islamic education. Like I just checked with some people. They said there are some schools, Islamic schools, but education is very expensive over there. So could you just suggest me like, cover Muslims in Canada, especially Toronto, under law, there's a lot of masjids. And there are a lot of programs for memorization of the Quran. You have some special hips, academies. Also in the masjid, after Asa, you have classes and you can also hire somebody as a tutor who can come to your house and teach your child the Quran as well, because there's many who files that are there in Mecca. So once you if you go to Mississauga, Mississauga is the largest concentration of Muslims in

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Toronto today. So you won't have any problem finding the mosque and connecting with your Muslim community. It's no problem at all, is masjids all over the place? and Islamic centers Alhamdulillah.

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Next question.

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Do we need to buy God the products of Denmark after the cartoons made against Prophet Muhammad Salah?

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Yeah, it's important for Muslims not to overreact when

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there was, you know, cartoons and things against the promises, people got angry, and they started going in the streets and hitting themselves in the heads and breaking things. And this is not the reaction, this is not new. This is something which happened as you as I gave you the story tonight, even in the time of the province of sell them, they were calling him names. But he is protected, he is protected by Allah subhanaw taala. So you don't have to worry about the Prophet, Muhammad Salah we have to worry about ourselves. And so we have to follow intelligent, you know, responses when our scholars and in our countries give us lead, and we have responsible boycott from the scholars, then

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we can do it. But we need to be responsible about this, and think about what you are doing. And do it do it in a positive way. But whatever little that you can do that then try to do the best that you can, I would say, try to go back to natural foods, natural Islamic products, don't get involved in all of the different fast foods and everything and try to change your life. And, you know, you can read about the different boycotts on the internet. But try to go to the, the sections controlled by the scholars, so they can give you some intelligent direction in this, but try to do something everybody should make an effort and pray to Allah subhanaw taala that the people of the West would

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understand the beautiful life of Rasulullah saw Sallam that he came for them, as well as for the Arabs and the east. He came from the west, east and the west and the north and the south. He came for everybody and not for any particular part of the world. Once the people understand this, and the more that we get the message out to them. This is the best way to defend the profits or seller, not by being angry, go forward and give the message the more they talk against us. We go forward

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More, we give the message more. We use technology use all of our means to get this message out to the people of the world.

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The other final questions are Salaam Alaikum.

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Since our theme is about the following the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam I just want to ask what are the things are the way of life that the Prophet Muhammad to be followed by the Muslims? Yes, his way of life is found in Sunnah. This is his tradition and his his lifestyle. And you can see through the Sunnah

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you know, beautiful examples, there is a book Azad, mad

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by Eben opium. There's a number of books in Sierra that the biography of the Prophet peace be upon a read his life. And then you will see Sunnah is not just to recut sooner. The sooner in marriage, the sooner in raising your children, the sooner and doing your business, the sooner and living in society, the sooner and just every walk of life. And so we need to look at Islam as an all encompassing way of life. And try to put this into our own lifestyle and to benefit from it. Even in a small way. We can move toward the sun. The important thing is, you can stay who you are. If you come from Sweden, you still Swedish but you're Muslim. If you come from Kenya, you're still Kenyan,

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but a Muslim. If you come from China, you're still Chinese, but you're Muslim. Every nation can come into Islam and practice the Sunnah. It was made in a broad way that we can put these principles into our lives, regardless of where we are, or who we are.

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So carry on our award with the the share for answering the questions we'd like to announce that this evening. There are three people who wish to become Muslim. So we'd like to invite them up to the stage now so that the shares can give them the testimony of faith.

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If we could have a microphone please.

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Rahman r Rahim our friends which enable

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mercy.

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Julie

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Val, okay. And whoever else is on the other side, want to accept Islam Alhamdulillah Allah has a beautiful choice that you have made and realize when you become a Muslim, you are not changing your nationality. Only your relationship with with God with Allah created the heavens and the earth. And so by saying you know a basic statement with this, you can become Muslim. So I will say it slowly in Arabic, right and then we'll say it in English. And then we're gonna say it in Filipino also so we have full understanding of what it is that we are saying. So just repeat after me as I do

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wha wha

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wha wha

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wha hoo.

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What's up?

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Hi babe. witness.

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There is no God but Allah.

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And I bear witness

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that Muhammad is His servant.

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Last messenger.

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And the police must succeed.

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Julius

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nonhealing. Propecia,

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Mohammed.

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The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said when you accept this, take this kalama all your previous sins are forgiven. So you are cleaner than anybody else in this room, Vietnam, all your sins are forgiven. May Allah give you the best and make you a good example for other people. When you go home, take a complete bath, say the name of Allah outside the bathroom, and then take a complete bath that the water touch all the parts of your body and May Allah accept you and give you the best in this life and the hereafter.

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We just like to announce that there will be the prize draw. So please remain seated. We'll call out the winning coupon numbers shortly.

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ceremony.

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Come,

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brothers, we have four ladies who want to turn to Islam right now.

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Okay for the ladies who want to embrace Islam as well. Remember that what is for men is the same as for women. So there's no special Shahada for women,

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that your soul is equal to A man's soul and that you inshallah can get the best in this world and in the hereafter. So, I want you to repeat after me I will say slowly, in the Arabic language, Asha do

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en la, La ilaha

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illallah

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wa, la Asha, do

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anna Muhammadan

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Abu

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wa rasuluh

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sallallahu

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alayhi

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wa sallam,

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I be a witness, I bear witness, there is no God, but Allah.

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And I bear witness

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that Muhammad

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is a servant.

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And last messenger, messenger peace be upon him

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shall takbeer

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accept you also our sisters, you are sisters in Islam will accept you. And also you know, when you go back, you take you know, your your bath, as well are, you know, and you know, the systems will explain to you more details in terms of your intimate life as a Muslim, and May Allah accept you and give you the best and make you an example for people in your nation and all the nations of the world. I leave you in peace. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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But you're talking about any section of the book. So even if you have one or two verses from the court, and inside of you, then you are carrying the court and and this month is an important time for us to begin to focus on not just quantity, but quality.

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The great scholars of the past have shown us that in order to benefit from the court and in order to be sincere to the court. And we need three elements, three things tahseen tilawat, he was a double iottie. He was it's about a woman, the three levels tahseen tilawat. He is to beautify its recitation.

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Read it with Tajweed.

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But But the second level is to topper it.

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That we need to not only read it in a beautiful way, we need to reflect upon what is inside the book.

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To

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think reflect, don't just read the book,

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but think about what is in it. And finally, it's about our movie that we should follow its commands. So it is not enough to read it and think about it. When we come to the conclusion. It is a beautiful book. It is a revelation. It has given us knowledge, we should then implement this knowledge and put it into our lives. And so in this light, we are told in Ramadan

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that this is a special time written on the believers. And then the second chapter of the court and it tells us yeah, are you Han Latina? amanu cookiebot la cama. cama, coochie para la la Vina Min publikum la la contacta qu. O you who believe fasting has been prescribed on you, as it was prescribed on those who came before you, in order that you would have Taqwa. That's the purpose of fasting and taqwa is allow for rajas

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It is fear and hope. It is the consciousness of Allah.

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You fear the punishment of Allah but you hope in the mercy of Allah.

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It's the type of consciousness that the believer has when you are fasting and living in the world. You are in the world but you are not of the world.

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We are supposed to go to work. We are supposed to function in life. Rasulullah saw Salaam and his companions made great achievements in the month of Ramadan. If you look at Islamic history, great achievements were made during this month.

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And so

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it is the time of consciousness taqwa.

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If we take it a step further, you will see in the chapter call serotonin and fall in verse 29.

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That Allah azza wa jal tells us in tako La Jolla come for a cannon, where you cafe uncom say your article Murphy locum will law holder for the other. It tells us in this verse, if you have Taqwa.

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Remember Ramadan is telling us the the basis of fasting is to have the consciousness of Allah.

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Circle unfurl is telling us if you have the consciousness of Allah, Allah will make a way out for you in tuck tuck Aloha, Allah calm for a corner, he will make a criterion for you.

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He will repair your deeds, he will forgive you of your sins. And Allah is the possessor of great bounty.

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And so it is telling us it's a process. Fasting is leading us to taqwa taqwa is leading us to lF hora con

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And they found out that amongst the meanings of LFR con is the battle for lube wakulla tell Bossa if we're horsnell hedaya

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that amongst the meanings coming from this for con is that when you have the consciousness of God, the consciousness of Allah, your your heart becomes strong,

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consolidated

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and you get the power of insight,

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who was told by Satya and the best guidance. And today in the world that we are living in.

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We are in need

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of strong Hots of insight of guidance, because Muslims are going through a very critical time.

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And some of the decisions that we make right now will influence our families, our communities for decades. You could say we are in the barrel of decision.

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And so having taqwa

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gives us that ability to look at what is happening in the world, not just on the outside, but that we should look inside the affairs and try to understand what is going on around us from the inside.

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This is crucial for Muslims today.

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In many parts of the world, Muslims are feeling misunderstood.

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Some people are trying to say that Islam is a religion of terror. It's a religion of violence, but we know that Islam is the religion of peace.

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misunderstanding is happening.

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And sometimes Muslims are feeling tremendous pressure.

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In some countries, ignorant people even curse the Prophet Muhammad Allah Azza wa sallam.

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They made cartoons against him, not understanding who he was.

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they reacted to international affairs in ignorance

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and made terrible statements and Muslims felt hurt by this.

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And in the month of Ramadan, we need to seek

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refuge in the Prophet Mohammed alayhi salatu salam, the companions used to say is our hmil hotties if things got hot and difficult, we would take refuge in Rasulullah saw Salah whenever difficulty came. We do not have the Prophet with us today. But we do have his Sierra his life. We do have his Sunnah is tradition.

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And so we are able to benefit from his life. It's a living example, which can help us in this world

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and lead us toward the day of resurrection and the hereafter.

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The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, also was misunderstood.

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And there were also people who said terrible things about him as well. Even though he was the final profit, profits had come to every nation, profits came to China, profits came to India, profits came to Europe, profits came to the Americas profits came to Africa. Profits came to every nation and every tribe at one point in time, but the seal of the prophets caught them anbiya wa l mursalin. Was the Prophet Muhammad Ali Sato Salam.

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And so when he taught the belief in one God,

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when he taught that there's no difference between Arab and non Arab, there is no difference between white and black. There is no difference between rich and poor, that women have rights as well as men. When he taught this message, he was attacked, and the people of Mecca in a very similar fashion to what is happening in many parts of the world today.

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They wanted to not just destroy him, they couldn't attack him, because he had been to Hashem his tribe was protecting him. And so they gathered together in Mecca, to have a meeting about how they would stop the message of Islam.

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They gathered with Al Walid Ibn Al mahira, one of the leaders

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and they came to Walid and they said, This man is going to the tribes who are coming into Mecca. He's teaching them the belief in one God, what can we do to stop his message? What can we say about him to stop the message?

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How can we demonize him? This is what we're feeling today. Many terrible things are being said about Islam.

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in Mecca over 1400 years ago, they said, We should call him kahin. He is a wizard.

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He's making magic around the Kaaba. But Allah will lead in the tradition of the Arabs at that time. They love to be honest, and truthful. So alwaleed said, No, he's not carrying

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the cannon. I have certain clothes that they wear and certain way he's not carrying. So they said, Okay, let's say he's Majnoon.

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Let's say he's crazy.

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He said, No. Walid said, No, he's not much known because a crazy person has certain spasms and gurgling. And he's not mentioned. He's calm.

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Okay, they said, Let's call him shy. Let's say he's a poet. But we'll leave said no, this is not share. This is not poetry. We know our poetry. And yes, he's reading something sweet, but it's not poetry. So they said, Maybe we should call him Sahil. Let's call him a magician.

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And we'll lead said No, he's not blowing in knots now. fossati for the rocket, he's not blowing in knots. He's not doing magical formulas. So they said, okay, make a choice. Let's decide what we can call him. And they finally decided we will call him

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a magician, because he breaks up families. The mother will leave the Father. If she accepts Islam, the child might leave their parents. So he breaks up families. So let's call him a magician. And so they went out in society. And they started to call him saw him, they started to call him names. And as he would go, peace be upon him. A group of them would follow him.

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Abu Jamal,

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and a number of the leaders of kodesh they would come in back of the Prophet and they would say terrible things after he spoke to the people. And one person in particular, whose name was Alas, Ebony, while a sahami.

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He would come in back of the Prophet peace be upon him and he would say, This man is useless. He is up touch.

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He's cut off. He has no male children.

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And in a society as Arabia was in those days, the male children were the most important children because your sons will protect you. Your sons will sing you

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Name and poetry, your sons will continue your genealogy. So if a man does not have any sons, then in a sense, it's like he has no future.

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So we'll ask then said this man is talk.

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As we would say, today, he's a waste of time

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is useless.

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Don't even worry about him because he has no future.

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And this must have hurt the Prophet peace be upon him. As an Arabian man, this must have hurt him. And it is reported that one night when he was sleeping, he smiled and asleep

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and a chapter from the court and was revealed. He informed his wife, his companions, the 100 and eighth chapter in the court and was revealed Bismillahirrahmanirrahim in Altai nachliel, co author for suddenly Lera beaker one half in Shani, aka epitaph, Allah revealed, verily, oh Mohammed we have given you l calsoft.

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For suddenly, lira beaker one half. So pray to your Lord and sacrifice. Surely the one who insults you, he will be cut off

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a small chapter

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it is considered to be the smallest chapter in the corner. Remember, quality versus quantity, right? Remember size. This is 10 words. And I can almost believe that most of the Muslims here tonight have memorized cervical cancer. How many people know cervical cancer Raise your hand. Everybody knows that you want to read a fast salaat they call express a lot in Canada. So you read kasar and follow up and Nason? Whatever. So you get this a lot over with real fast right? But what is the miracle about this? This is the smallest chapter in the court and but it is expanding and expanding and expanding and it will continue to expand until the Day of Resurrection.

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What is the miracle about this small verse

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in the Outliner called Casa Verily, We have given you our cows off.

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Al cosa, as the province of seldom said is a river in paradise.

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It feeds to the house the watering place on the Day of Judgment. Its liquid is whiter than the widest milk. It is sweeter than the sweetest honey, it is colder than ice. If you drink from El Casa one time, you will never be thirsty again. Never.

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But the Sahaba and the scholars also looked into this word alcocer because on cosa, it's it's formed in Arabic is mutlak Rama Duda.

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It has no no limits, our Casa so you could translate it in English you could say and abundance and abundance we have given you an abundance, what is our council

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the scholars have shown us elicos are one of the meanings could be La ilaha illAllah. The fact that he was given the Kelly ma he was given the connection with the Creator of the heavens and the earth. He is given an infinite connection with the one who has no boundaries and no limits as created things.

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Also a new Buddha. He has given Prophethood the finality of prophethood this oma this nation will be the largest nation on the Day of Resurrection.

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But our coasts our Castle Doctrine us have

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so many companions. He started alone in Mecca.

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Within 100 years, Islam spread into China

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into the Morocco, the mothership.

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It is reported by the norfair rahima Hola. Rhoda rode his horse into the Atlantic and said if I knew there was people across I take the message there to the north to the south, within 100 years. There is no other religion, no other ideology, no other conqueror, no other way of life that has spread so far and so fast in the history of humanity. I can challenge any historian any

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Allah Bring me a religion bring me away, that has crossed barriers of culture, and language and climate. As fast as this in Thai narco cozaar. For suddenly there have become one harsh.

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Verily we have given you a corsage, and abundance, so pray to your Lord and sacrifice the name Muhammad itself.

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According to our history, it was not used by people before his time.

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But recently, when a census was done, they found that Mohammed is right now the most popular name on earth because Muslims will name themselves not solid, they say Mohammed Salim, not just Abdul Karim. They will say Mohammed Abdul Karim. I have a friend from the Sudan. His name was Muhammad Dane. That's to Mohammed.

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Another person he brought his passport and it said Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed, three of them on his passport. And so this name is the most popular name on Earth. Do you know people named Jesus?

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Some of the Christians in Spain they say, hey Seuss, but it's only a few. How many people are named Moses? How many people are named Alexander the Great, or Julius Caesar? no other name

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has been used for this amount. But alas, if anyone else. How many people know LS

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how many Arabic speaking people know Alas, Ebony while a sahami. Nobody knows him.

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Nobody knows his name. It's only his son. Mr. Eben alas rhodiola one or his grandson, Abdullah II, Evan. Evan allows rhodiola on Houma. That's that's the only way that you know his name. So as his cut off, what did the verse say?

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In the outside Naco couser for so Lila Rob Baker 100 in the Shani aka who an actor.

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It said the one who insults you, he will be cut off.

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This is a miracle.

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Because the last was cut off. He had no future.

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The Prophet Muhammad SAW Selim although he had no male children, his name is being remembered all over the world. Now in deep Australia, in far north and Canada. In far reaches of the earth, people are taking Kelley Mobb Deep people are saying Allahumma salli, Allah Mohammed

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and they never saw him.

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They can't speak Arabic, but they love him. They love him more than their father and their mother. This is a standing miracle

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in the shortest chapter of the Quran, but I want to take it a step further with you tonight. The Prophet Mohammed Sal seldom sent his companions out and show them seeking knowledge is compulsory. It is for either Allah Kali Muslim, it is compulsory on all Muslims seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. And so when Muslims went out to the world, they brought in the knowledge of the ancient ones, the knowledge of ancient Egypt, the knowledge of Persia, of China,

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of India, of Greece of Rome, they took the knowledge of the ancient scholars and sages and they gave it a tawheed ik base, the base of one god connecting secular with sacred,

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they connected it together, and they were able to make tremendous achievements. And in the golden age of Islam, Muslims were able to set the pace for the modern age, when you count now, you count it with with Arabic numerals. Zero was originally found in India, or in Egypt, I went to Egypt and I found in the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, they had zero and decimal numbers in 3000 BC, in Egypt,

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zero was there, but the Muslims took it and put it in a modern form a usable form today. And so zero is from cifa.

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algebra is algebra

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alchemia is alchemy and chemistry, the scientific method, biology, pharmacology, chemistry, paleontology,

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optical science, modern medicine,

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geography,

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history, you will continue and you will find just about every discipline

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In the modern university as a basis from amongst Muslims during the golden age of Islam, where did they get this from? It all came from the Prophet Mohammed sell sell them. It is based on his message in Thai narco cow stuff. I have given you an abundance. And so this renaissance of Europe,

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the renaissance of the world, the modern technology, your iPhone,

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the modern techniques that you have, all of it goes back to that man in the Arabian Peninsula, who was by himself. They said he was cut off.

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They said he had no future.

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But his future. His message, his name, is setting the pace for the future generations. And Muslims today are in a position to lead the world, not in violence, but to lead the world in technology.

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a holistic society where spirituality is not separated from science,

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where morality is not separated from your banking system,

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that you will be an honest banker, and it is possible.

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Muslims can set the pace for the world.

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But the crucial point is to really take the example of the Prophet Muhammad Sal Salaam to really benefit from the month of Ramadan. It is a time when we can have the added to taqwa an increase in our consciousness of Allah. Also kotoba neediness to Allah subhanaw taala This is the time especially Laila Takada, the last 10 days, it is the closest that we can be to our Lord. It is also a chance for us to increase our ibadah we are making more press in this month than we make at any time during the year, it is a mercy and a blessing.

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The mind is light, the body is light, even the shale team will yell to Billa that are giving us what we saw and are making our lives confused of the jinn. They're in chains. So this is the time when we can make the increase when we can get the taqwa. And in sha Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will give us the fruit of taqwa the battle for lube. We're quwata tell basa wahu snel hedaya that allow will consolidate our hearts give us strength. So we will not be afraid to be Muslim. Not to be afraid to go forward.

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Go to the boss is that we will have insight to realize what is going on in the world today. Try to understand the events of the world. It's an illusion, we have been confused, but go to the root. Don't get caught up with what you see on the television screen, or on the movie, go to the root of everything. Go back to the book of Allah azza wa jal back to the son of the Prophet so seldom.

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This is the time that we can make a new relationship with the Quran.

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We can read it to try to understand it, to put it into our lives, this is a great opportunity. And I pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless this Omar would have mercy upon us would give us true unity, that we can come together and appreciate each other, regardless of race, regardless of language, or national origin. Also, this is a chance for us to give the message of Islam to people of other faiths, that we can show them a beautiful example, that fasting gives us self control. It gives us discipline, it gives us the consciousness of God. This is what every religion is looking for. This is a great opportunity for us. I pray that Allah subhanaw taala would give this own mother

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tofik to come out of the month of Ramadan, prepared to change conditions. I pray that Allah would give us the ability to give sadaqa to give from ourselves, especially to the areas like Pakistan and other areas where people are in need. May Allah give us the ability to give from ourselves, and to help those who are in need around the world. I leave you with these words. And I asked a lot to have mercy on me and you and to forgive us and to accept our prayers. Our Kula Polly how the world

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Stock Folau Li walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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is Allah here to Dr. Abdullah for his wonderful lecture?

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We haven't had any tech text messages for questions. So I'd like to propose that maybe we could take a couple of questions from the crowd. So if anyone would like to ask a question, please raise your hand, we'll take two or three questions from the brothers, and possibly from the sister side, there's a microphone available. So

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yes, you mentioned the importance of unification with oma and also the position that Muslims should take. So what do you recommend that the Muslims should do in relationship to the particular situation that we find ourselves in today in relationship to the global situation? Yeah.

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I think it's important for Muslims, especially in the month of Ramadan, to go back to the school, go back to our foundations. Because basically, if we look at Islam in the time of the Prophet Muhammad Salah, seldom, it was one nation.

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It was one mother with no schools of thought, and Islamic movements and versions of Islam in different countries. It was one oma so everybody would join Islam, they would follow the court and, and they would follow the Sunnah. That was the basis. And if we if we think in that sense, if we go back to our to our origins, then we can start to appreciate each other.

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We can appreciate the different schools of thought, for instance, in Alexandre rajamma, people sometimes get confused, and they think because they have a school of thought that you know, they can't even have a relationship with another Muslim. A person came to me and said, Can 100 feet marry a Sharpies?

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So what religion are you?

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You know, when you look at the great imaams It is reported that a young man came to Medina

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from Mecca.

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And they asked Mr. maryk, Eben ns Rahim, Allah Imam of Darrell hegira. They asked him to take this boy as a student, and Mr. Malik was not in the habit of obeying anybody. He said, You know, people come to knowledge. So he turned away they said, Please, the governor of Mecca is asking you to look at this boy. So he sat the boy down, and he looked at him, and he asked him a few questions. And then he said, This boy has a future.

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This boy has a future take him put him amongst my students. You know, the boy was Imam Shafi

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was the mama Shafi.

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So, it was love between them. And when he mama Shafi expanded on his on his madhhab, it was not in opposition to it, it was a beautiful expansion that he made through the knowledge that Allah blessed him with. So this is what we are, we are many different nations, many different expressions of Islam, but we are all part of one nation the same way we are fasting, the same way we break our fast.

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So what if tar, were all the same. And that's we should take this month to to start to look at other believers in that way also, this month, should make us feel what it is like to be poor, to not have food. So we should then easily be able to give to the poor people of the world who are suffering. This is a crucial point that this you know, Ramadan, these teachings, go back to the basis, change our understanding, look at each other in the way of the companions, and the first generations. That is the tool that is the basis of our faith, things that came later our additions, respect your Imams, respect each other, but start to look at people as Qibla. Right, unify as much as we can. It

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is important, we can agree on everything. Sometimes we agree to disagree. But if somebody has an additional, you know, a misunderstanding with you, or a difference make to offer that person make. It's important for Muslims, to soften our hearts, you know, in relationship with each other, and try to apply our Islam to the problems of the world. There are so many problems in the world. And Islam has beautiful solutions to these problems. We are the ones carrying this message. No more profits to come. It's on our shoulders to take this message to the people who need it now and the other general questions on anybody house. There's a question here, being a Muslim. Like I know that the knowledge

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of allies everywhere, but it's still I am committing sins. So is it coming into character

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Glory of like hypocrisy or like malefic. So, I'm committing sins, I agree. But I still am trying to do not to do bad things. But I still am doing because of the surroundings and all that. Yeah, I am listening music and I'm doing like that only. So is it coming in the category of your hypocrisy or malefic? Like, you know, when you're talking about a monastic, you're talking about somebody who hates Islam, who wants to destroy Islam from inside, but on the outside is a Muslim. It's not a person who makes mistakes. The process of them said, Every one of the children of Adam make mistakes, right? But the best of us who make mistakes are those who make Toba who repent.

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So all of us make mistakes, all of us make sense, there is nobody who is free of sin, nobody.

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And so, but Toba is still far as a lot to forgive us make repentance. This is the importance that Ramadan shows us, it shows us our weakness.

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And we're able to look at ourselves in a transparent way. So this is important for us, but realize that the Muna 15 is another category.

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These are people who hate Islam

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who want to destroy it, but they appear like Muslims on the outside. And we pray that none of us would fall into this category. Last summer holla.

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Any other general questions? My brother over here has a question.

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So

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my question is related to Ravi Salah. I want to know when did Mohammed Salah Salem first pray to Ravi, how many times did he pray in his whole life? And is it permissible to offer only a cause of prayer where there are 20 Records being prayed in a mosque? The fourth question is Is tahajjud Antara we both can be prayed in one night. Okay. This question is a little bit off the topic. A little bit off the topic. However, you know,

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the promises of them when he would send his companions out. He would tell them Bashir who allowed to know Pharaoh, yes, you will have to ask.

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He tell them give glad tidings. Don't drive people away. Make it easy. Don't make it difficult. So the federal law which is given by the Obama and I've heard also on the radio since I've been here, the basic federal are given by the great movies is that the promises some of them never made more than eight rockets of Tada, we're in his life. Okay, is that his base, his basic Sunder. There's also the three of Witten, but Omar Abdullah, Qatar rhodiola. One, he established 20 rockets,

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because there were other companions doing larger numbers. There's even larger numbers that they did. And so we are commanded to follow the Sunnah of the philosopher Rashid in the process of them said this. So if you make eight rockets, you make 20 rockets, whatever you make, Mashallah, we don't need to make a difficult one is right or one is wrong. You know, this is a beautiful law religion. Yes. sudo will add to aceto. Some times we'll make eight, some will make 20 all of it is according to the Sunnah. And it is not fair that we are hoping that Allah will accept us in this month. So you have the right to do either. Anything that is following in line with the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad

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SAW Salah or the whole of

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Russia, Dean radula. One slowly come on. Sir, could you tell us what are the reasons of spreading Islam in western countries?

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Well, in the Western countries, it will depend upon which country you're actually in, because the conditions are slightly different. But you know, for the most usually for the developed countries.

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They are not looking for material things because they've reached a certain level of materials. However, in the Western world, there was a big vacuum in spirituality. And so they are seeking for spirituality. They want to know what's going to happen after they die. And many people have tried magic. They have tried many religions. But what Islam offers is a balance. It's dunya and akhira. So it is a way to live in the world in an organized fashion, and also be spiritual for the next world. So this is the one of the reasons why people are accepting Islam because they can still live in a modern sense, but they can have spirituality, the spiritual vacuum is being fulfilled. Is it having

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an answer to these burning questions in spirituality that they are suffering from? And so this is part of the reason why it is spreading

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There are other people who have found Islam through the example of Muslims, the Muslims who have lived there have been a very beautiful example. I was in Norway, up in Norway, in Oslo, Norway. And there were many women who accepted Islam there was nine women to one man in Scandinavia, who accept Islam. So I asked the women, why do you women accept Islam because they put a bad image about Islam, that Muslims beat their wives, and they're very terrible to their wives. They said, No, they said to me, Islam is the last hope for the family. Our families are broken up. And Norwegian people used to have strong families, it is a fishing culture.

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And they can remember sitting with their families together. And they said, Muslims, if they practice Islam, remember that condition. If they practice Islam, they are the last hope for the family. And so they see it as a family based culture, with the creator involved. And so women are accepting Islam faster than men.

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This happens in many countries. And so you'll have a number of reasons. But basically, I think it's that balance between, you know, dunya, and akhira. Between the life of this world and the Hereafter, the spirituality of Islam, that can take you give you a connection with Allah, but it still keeps your feet on the ground. That is why many people are accepting this space. There's three women who have questions. Maybe the woman of other faiths the non Muslim, Mark, could you let her speak first? If we could have the questions from the sister side, please, starting with the non Muslim lady who has a question first, and then the two sisters afterwards. Hi, good evening.

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Actually, um, I came here just to know what is really the meaning of Ramadan because I don't know. Ramadan basically is the month of fasting. for Muslims. It is the month in which the final revelation was revealed. So it is during this month that the court and started to be revealed. And it is a special month. It is the ninth month on the lunar calendar. And so it is the month of fasting, the month of prayer is the month of guidance. It is a special spiritual month. The spiritual world is clear in this year in this month. So it is a special time of those followers of the last revelation that we fast and we go back to the book of Allah, we read the Koran, and we try

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to be better people and improve our lives. So this is a special month,

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which is in line with other revelations, because the other prophets also told their followers to fast. Jesus fasted. Moses fasted. Abraham fasted, all of the prophets peace be upon them, they fasted, other parts of the world, they fast. But this is a special fast to bring together people of all nations, all climates, it rotates. So it's good. Some, you know, gives you different times of year. So you're not stuck with one climate.

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And so it's a special month, where people can sort of clean house, they spiritually clean their house, and they improve their life during this month.

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Okay, the second question.

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I'm going to migrate to Canada, and I'm going to live in Toronto, Malta, Mississauga Moulton. But I'm just worried about like, I want to make my son happy. But I'm just worried about Islamic education. Like I just checked with some people. They said there are some schools, Islamic schools, but the education is very expensive over there. So could you just suggest me like, Okay, well, Muslims in Canada, especially Toronto, 100. Law, there's a lot of masjids and there are a lot of programs for memorization of the Quran. You have some special hips academies. Also in the masjids. After Asa, you have classes and you can also hire somebody as a tutor who can come to your house and

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teach your child the Quran as well, because there's many files that are there in Mecca. So once you if you go to Mississauga, Mississauga is the largest concentration of Muslims in Toronto today. So you won't have any problem finding the mosque and connecting with your Muslim community. It's no problem at all is Masjid all over the place and Islamic centers while hamdulillah

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Next question.

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Do we need to buy God the products of Denmark after the cartoons made against Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam?

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Yeah, it's important for Muslims not to overreact when

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There was, you know, cartoons and things against the promises of them. People got angry, and they started going in the streets and hitting themselves in the heads and breaking things. And this is not the reaction, this is not new. This is something which happened as you as I gave you the story tonight, even in the time of the promises seldom, they were calling him names. But he is protected, he is protected by Allah subhanaw taala. So you don't have to worry about the Prophet Muhammad Salah we have to worry about ourselves. And so we have to follow intelligent, you know, responses when our scholars and in our country's give us lead, and we have responsible boycott from the scholars, then

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we can do it. But we need to be responsible about this, and think about what you are doing, and do it, do it in a positive way. But whatever little that you can do that then try to do the best that you can, I would say, try to go back to natural foods, natural Islamic products, don't get involved in all of the different fast foods and everything and try to change your life. And, you know, you can read about the different boycotts on the internet. But try to go to the, the sections controlled by the scholars, so they can give you some intelligent direction in this, but try to do something, everybody should make an effort and pray to Allah subhanaw taala that the people of the West would

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understand the beautiful life of Rasulullah saw Salaam that he came for them, as well as for the Arabs and the east. He came from the west, east and the west and the north and the south. He came for everybody and not for any particular part of the world. Once the people understand this, and the more that we get the message out to them. This is the best way to defend the profits or sulla. Not by being angry, go forward and give the message the more they talk against us. We go forward more. We give the message more we use technology use all of our means to get this message out to the people of the world. Now, the other final questions are Salam Alaikum

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since our theme is about following the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam I just want to ask what are the things are the way of life that the Prophet Muhammad to be followed by the Muslims? Yes, his way of life is found in Sunnah. This is his tradition and his his lifestyle. And you can see through the Sunnah

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you know, beautiful examples. There is a book Azad, marred

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by Eben opium is a number of books in Sierra, the biography of the Prophet peace be part of read his life. And then you will see Sunnah is not just to recap sooner, the sooner in marriage, the sooner in raising your children, the sooner and doing your business, the sooner and living in society, the sooner and just every walk of life. And so we need to look at Islam as an all encompassing way of life. And try to put this into our own lifestyle and to benefit from it. Even in a small way. We can move toward the sun. Now, the important thing is, you can stay who you are. If you come from Sweden, you still Swedish but you're Muslim. If you come from Kenya, you're still Kenyan, but a Muslim. If

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you come from China, you're still Chinese, but you're Muslim. Every nation can come into Islam and practice the Sunda it was made in a broad way that we can put these principles into our lives, regardless of where we are, or who we are.

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Question or award with the share for answering the questions. We'd like to announce that this evening. There are three people who wish to become Muslim. So we'd like to invite them up to the stage now so that the share can give them their testimony of faith.

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If we could have a microphone please.

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim our friends which enable

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amo see

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Julie

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Val,

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okay. And whoever else is on the other side, want to accept Islam Alhamdulillah and it's a beautiful choice that you have made and realize when you become a Muslim, you are not changing your nationality. Only your relationship with with God with Allah, creative the heavens in the earth. And so by saying you know a basic statement with this, you can become Muslim. So I will say it slowly in Arabic, right and then we'll say it

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English and then we're going to say it in Filipino. Also so we have full understanding of what it is that we are saying. So just repeat after me as I do

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wha wha

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la What's up?

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Hi bear witness.

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There is no God but Allah.

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And I bear witness

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that Muhammad is His servant.

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Last messenger

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and the police must succeed

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Mohammed's

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truck beer.

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Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him said when you accept this, take this kalama all your previous sins are forgiven. So you are cleaner than anybody else in this room, Vietnam, all your sins are forgiven. May Allah give you the best and make you a good example for other people. When you go home, take a complete bath, say the name of Allah outside the bathroom, and then take a complete bath, that the water touch all the parts of your body and May Allah accept you and give you the best in this life and the hereafter.

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We just like to announce that there will be the prize draw. So please remain seated. We will call out the winning coupon numbers shortly.

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Salaam Alaikum.

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Brothers we have four ladies who want to turn to Islam right now.

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Okay for the ladies who want to embrace Islam as well. Remember that what is for men is the same as for women. So there's no special Shahada for women,

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that your soul is equal to A man's soul and that you inshallah can get the best in this world and in the hereafter. So, I want you to repeat after me I will say slowly in the Arabic language, Asha do

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en la la ilaha

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illallah

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wa

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ala Muhammad,

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Abu

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wa rasuluh

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sallallahu

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alayhi

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wasallam

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I bear witness

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there is no God but Allah.

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And I bear witness

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that Muhammad

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is a servant

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and last messenger messenger peace be upon him.

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Rochelle takbeer

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accept you also our sisters, you our sisters in Islam will accept you and also you know, when you go back, you take you know, your your bath as well. You know, and you know the sisters will explain to you more details in terms of your intimate life as a Muslim, and May Allah accept you and give you the best and make you an example for people in your nation and all the nations of the world. I leave you in peace. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh