Abdullah Hakim Quick – New Muslim Corner – Introduction to The Prophets

Abdullah Hakim Quick
AI: Summary © The segment discusses the importance of understanding the three pillars of Islam, including belief, religion, and events. It emphasizes the need to be more aware of the three pillars and their significance in the way people organize themselves. The segment also touches on the use of prophets and the history of the world, including the use of markings and sacred texts. There is a discussion about the importance of belief in one God for one's health and well being, and the use of animals in religion.
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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Saison Bollywood ocarina Vienna Mohammedan Allah Allah, he was happy about Aqua Salah

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Alhamdulillah, we continue with our series

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for the new Muslim corner. And that is looking at the basic foundations of Islam.

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And we found out that the angel Jibreel, peace be upon and visited. Prophet Muhammad SAW seldom and asked him about three key affairs, and that is Islam, amen, and SN.

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And these three divisions are these three areas, you will find as you go as you grow in Islam,

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that these become very important areas and they define even how Muslims organize themselves, Muslim identity, there's a lot to do with these three areas. But it's important in the beginning to understand these areas from the base, the root of what they actually mean. And that is the purpose of our class, to give a foundation to those who have recently embraced Islam, or to people who have revived their Islam.

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And the question was, What is Islam and the Prophet peace be upon him answered that Islam was.

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And he gave the five pillars to testify in the Oneness of Allah and the prophethood of Muhammad Salah Salem and to establish prayers to establish giving of charity to fast and Ramadan and to make pilgrimage to the house if you're able to do these five pillars. This is the basic activities that unite all Muslims. That's the foundation for everything that we do.

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The second question, this is the next stage, the highest level.

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And in the Quran itself, it talks about a group of bedouins who came to the Prophet peace be upon him and they said, We are believers. And the Prophet said no. And then the Quran was revealed. And it said say to them, you are not believe you're Muslims, but you're not believers yet. So that's another stage. Okay, at this stage, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said that to believe in Allah, because the question was asked, what is Eman? And he said to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His prophets, the last day and the divine destiny, the good and the evil thereof. Okay, so these are the sort of the foundations of Amen, which is our creed or our faith, okay. And

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we have looked at

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the belief in Allah and then the angels and the books, and we have reached the belief in prophets.

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Allah subhanaw taala tells us this verse 36. We'll look at Bath Nafi coli OMA, Rosalyn, and Edwards Allah which tonybet target. And verily We have sent to every nation, a messenger, that they would worship Allah and avoid false gods. So what is important about this verse is that it's saying, We have sent to every nation.

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Now in the past, the way history was put forward, this is more of a Eurocentric,

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you know, symmetric centric way of looking at things. It was that in the beginning, people were idol worshipers, and they worship nature and then the Semites. It was symmetric people who brought in Tawheed, that the oneness of God started in the so called Middle East. That's not what the Quran is saying.

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Corona is saying, Every nation, this means every major nation has been sent, some sort of prophet or messenger.

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And we look at the prophets and the messengers starting with Adam Elisa. So we consider Adam to be the first prophet.

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And in one of the traditions, Prophet Muhammad Salim said that over 124,000, prophets and messengers came throughout the world 124,000. So this is a large number.

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And so what this means is our look at our faith is different than the people of the book, it's different than the Christians different than the Jews different than other people. Because they tend to be focused on their own people,

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the children of Israel,

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they focus on the prophets that came to them.

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Okay, and don't and not really considering other people, to be prophets, the Christians, they also focus on the same prophets of the Old Testament, so to speak, but then they believe that Jesus, of course, was the Messiah,

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okay, that he was a different level of the prophets. But Muslims, we take all of that in, and we extend it to other nations.

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And this is an important concept. That means that when you come amongst a people,

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for the first time,

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you don't look at them as infidels. This is one of the mistakes, intentionally or unintentionally, that the Christian missionaries made. When they came out, they looked at people, for instance, the indigenous people here, they said, they're savages, the infidels, and they have to be saved. That's not the way we look at it. And when Muslims went out to different parts of the world, especially the people of Dawa are the ones who really understood the message, they looked into the folk cultures of people, to see where they're coming from.

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And then to establish Islam through their cultures itself.

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And I had the opportunity to travel to different countries. And when I would go to a country usually was a conference or some sort of teaching session I was invited to, but I wouldn't just stay in the conference area,

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or where the session was, I would go out amongst the people. And then I would visit the museums,

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the archives, and if I got a chance, I would even have interviews and discussions with the people themselves. And I was surprised to find that the concept of one God

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is something that is shared, you can find it all over the world.

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Even I was in China,

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and I spoke to a person, a scholar who's Mandarin Chinese.

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And I asked him, Do you have a concept of a prophet of a messenger of a belief in one God? And they said, Yes, we have a concept of the Creator. This is Xiang t. So they said Shang T is the great spirit. So somebody came amongst them

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and taught this message. And so you'll find this in many parts of the world. Somebody coming from amongst them one time I was in Glasgow in Scotland, and we were doing a radio program I was doing this

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Kurdish Muslim. So we were talking about prophets and messengers. And he said that within their traditions, this is before the time of Christ. There's a discussion about a man who came up into the northern part of the British Isles, up into the north. And he was teaching the belief in one God. This is before the time of the last prophet, Muhammad Salah. So any person before the last prophet,

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anyone who was teaching the belief in one God could possibly have been a prophet or a messenger, we don't have the right to actually say that they were,

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unless we have proof of who actually was. But you can see from their teachings, and from the base of this verse, that it was very possible in different parts of the world. On the African continent, the African continent is unique, in that every single language has a concept of the Great Spirit. Everybody has this.

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And so that therefore, it is easy for people there to embrace Islam because there's a fitrah that is a natural, leaning towards the belief in one God. There's a discussion also about Buddha himself.

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Although we know Buddhism, we're not sure actually what it is.

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But Buddha was hit was a Hindu,

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Hindu prince, and he was fed up with idol worship.

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Farah put out the materials and he went on the road to seek enlightenment.

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And his journey and his life makes up the basis of Buddhism. Problem is, you know, with what happened to Buddha, is that after he died, the people then took Buddha and made him into an idol.

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So even though Buddha was against idol worship, his idols are the biggest in the world. The biggest idols of the Buddha idols, giant ones, four or five storeys tall,

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which is the opposite of what he was actually teaching. In his in his in his writings, was the prophet or not, we cannot say for sure. There's also a discussion in ancient times, about a person who came to ancient Egypt.

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Now Egypt itself, Ancient Egypt, in their writings, they called themselves Kemet.

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Because Egypt is actually a word from Coptic Dipti. The Coptic people who were living there in Egypt, but in the writings the hieroglyphic writings. So this is a writing system that goes back, way back 5000 years old, more writing system. And within the hieroglyphic system and the the the the cursive writing that comes out of that.

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They spoke about an ancient person, his name was putao, tap, and putao Tap lived in what they call the Old Kingdom,

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the Old Kingdom of Egypt, because if you look at Egypt, you'll see the Nile. And the way it looks, it looks as though the Nile River flows north south. Because that's the way our minds are set up. Our minds are Eurocentric, so we think that the North is progressing in South, you start to get backward. But no, the reality of the ancient world was civilization flowed South North.

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And the Nile itself flows from south to the north.

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Because the mountains are in Kenya and Ethiopia, and Uganda, that's where the lakes are.

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So the Nile is, river is formed there, and it flows down. But on the map, it looks like North right.

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And if you look at the civilization, you'll find that it also went from the South to the North.

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And so the DDD the oldest group, these are the people who built a huge pyramids. Within those that grouping. The Old Kingdom it's called, was a person called patata.

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And there are some writings of patata that are left and when you read those writings, you can clearly see Tauheed

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another of their great leaders one of their pharaohs, Akhenaten's was his name his wife Nefertiti, you probably see Nefertiti is you know bust you know that the her head

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The pictures of Nefertiti, you know, she was one of the most famous women in the ancient world. They say she was one of the first to start using cosmetics, and feminine products and whatnot. It came from out of Nefertiti. And so she

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she was the wife of agnostic.

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And at that time, Egypt was controlled by people who believed in many different gods,

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and have not been taught to believe in one God. So there was a big struggle in Egypt at that time. Now, what the historians tell you about our nuttin is that his God was raw. It was the sun god. That's what they'll tell you. But when you read a text call the psalms of Akhenaten. This is like his hymns. It's sort of like the Psalms of David is what is Zabo? It's the Psalms. Prophet Dowdell acela because it came in a musical type of form, rhythmic form, Psalms of David.

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And so

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the the, the psalms of Akhenaten's clearly show the belief in one God.

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And he was talking about not just the sun, but the power behind the sun.

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Okay, so he could have possibly been a prophet. But Allah knows best.

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But this concept is a very important one. When we say Muslim, when we say Islam, it's not just Arabic.

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It's not just Semitic. It's something before

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the Semites. And this is something we'll look at. As we go along. We are in a transition time of year, because our classes normally start at seven, and then go on to eight and possibly to nine. And so Margaret McGraw prayer evening prayer, you know, comes right in the middle of this. So we will be breaking for our prayers. Once the Athan is called, and then we will return possibly in you know, 1015 minutes, we'll come back, and we'll continue the class. And then we'll have the questions and answer period. So prophets and messengers came to every nation and every tribe. That means that the indigenous people here

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at one point in time, at a profit.

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This is a totally different concept. And if you deal with indigenous people, it's important to have this in mind that you're not just dealing with infidels.

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Right. And when you look at the writings of the Cherokee Nation, Cherokee was a very big nation

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within their writings, and there was a person named Daniel crane, who was part of the American government, he was part Cherokee, and he went into the writings of the Cherokee Nation. Okay, these are the first nation of America. And he found that they actually at one point would face east and they would pray and they said something like ya Allah

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in their prayers, and there's a lot of proof of the Cherokee Nation, and they believe in one God so that meant at some point in time to the Cherokees. A prophet came in Canada, there is the MC Mac people who are living on the eastern side of Canada. In their writings, there's clear discussion about the belief in

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Okay, so that's the first important point that we need to establish about profits that universality of profit. So we will be breaking for mega prayer and inshallah we'll be back and we'll continue our class will be Light.

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You know who put this out?

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Hamdulillah.

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So now as we continue on in our study

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of the sections of Eman

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and this study, my approach to this is slightly different than what you will find in many traditional books concerning you know prophethood. But it's very important for new Muslims, especially to get a more

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inclusive, well rounded approach to the Prophet.

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And what we have understood is that when we talk about prophethood, we are talking about something which is universal. Something which is found in every net profits came to China.

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Chinese profit, think about that.

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profits came to India, Indian profit profits came to to indigenous people, South America, Caribbean,

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profits came to Europe, European profit.

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Now generally speaking, we think about prophets, in terms of being Semites was somebody from the so called Middle East area. But that's not the concept of Islam.

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However, because the called N is the last form of the Revelation, and part of the job of this message is to clear up misunderstandings and to bring sound information. So as as Carlos said, correct and authenticate your faith. So therefore, we don't

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we don't say

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that any particular person is a prophet unless we have proof. And in general, in the English language, the word prophet can be used in a very general sense. Okay, so for instance, if somebody were to say, and if we have, for instance, people follow the World Cup in soccer. So if somebody were to say to you, that Canada would be the World Cup soccer champion,

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they look at you like you're crazy.

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But if the Canadians won,

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then they would say that person is the prophet of soccer. Like they might use that term, right? It's a general sense.

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That's so meaning prophet in the sense that he predicted something. That's not what we mean by prophethood. When we talk about prophethood, we are talking about a human being

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who received revelation,

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or received ye

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from Allah subhanaw taala and was assigned by this true inspiration.

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Okay, and so that is not something where you just make a guess, a prediction that is a particular assignment that you have. And the concept of y

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is also something that is not just shared by prophets, because people tend to think that it's only the prophets who had inspiration when we're using the term profit. But the Quran also speaks about Mariam, may Allah be pleased with her, the mother of Isa days Allah, that Allah inspired her, Oh Ha, Allah inspired Marian. So the same way that prophets were inspired, she was inspired and the angel actually came to her. So in the same way, so all of the conditions of what you might call prophethood are fulfilled with Miriam, but the the leadership in terms of the leadership prophethood is defined, you know, basically, with the male prophets, who came to lead the different nations and

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the different tribes, but what he is something that has been shared

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by different forms of creation. So the ones that we can talk about, there are 25

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and these prophets that are found in the Quran, there is Adam Idris No. Hood, Salah Ibrahim Ismail this Hawk Yaqoob use of loot, though careful. I YouTube shape.

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Musa Harun Douds Soloman, Ilyas, Elissa.

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Eunice Zakariya, yah yah, Isa, and Muhammad sol, sol, sol. These are the great messengers, you know that came about we definitely can define. And again, if you look at these messengers, if you think of Semitic prophets, the Semites are the children of Israel. If you look at the lineage of Abraham, and I don't have a chart here to show you, but you look at Ibrahim alayhi salam, and his wife Sarah.

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Okay, and under Sarah, there is is Hawk, Isaac,

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and Isaac, there is Yaqoob

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Okay, Jacob,

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and the 12 sons of Jacob make up what is called the children to tribes of Israel, the 12 tribes of Israel eel in Arabic or Israel means the one who wrestled with God or whatever.

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That was a nickname of Yaqoob. So you can see Yaqoob in the second night

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so it is from your Qubes time

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really that you're getting prophets who will be considered part of Betty Israel, the children of Israel, Semites Semitic. Before that time

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they would not Semitic?

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Is my eel. Okay, go back Adam. Obviously, he's not Semitic as far as human being. And then Idris. So Idris is the first prophet after Adam.

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And then no.

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Right? No. Peace be upon them all. Who came in an area that some people believe is in eastern Turkey? Yeah. In Turkey in that area of the mountain where his his boat landed? Not Summit.

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Arabian Peninsula, he came Saudi Arabian Peninsula.

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Ibrahim was from Iraq. He was Iraqi

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who came from Basra. And then he traveled over

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and then with his wife, Sarah. So Sarah was not Semitic to

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they were from Tigris Euphrates region.

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Now, some say they spoke a type of Syriac language, which was sort of related to a Semitic language but they're not considered to be necessarily to be Semites.

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Okay, and

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as we go through them, you'll see different

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prophets who do not fall into various values.

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So, if you look at the great prophets, then we see Adam. So Adam is not only the first human being,

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but Adam is the first prophet. Now, also to clear up one thing, this is an issue of profit and messenger. So sometimes you'll see the word nubby

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and sometimes you see the word Rasul.

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So these are two words that use Prophet and Messenger. Nabhi is a prophet. But Rasul is one who carries a message because the word for message in Arabic is rissalah.

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Even if somebody at the mailman comes to your house and gives you a letter, you could say that he's a Rasul in a sense, and the letter is your reseller.

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Okay, so the messenger is delivering this message from Allah. So he's not only an OB, but he's also carrying a message, you see. So every Rasul is an is an OB, but not every Nabhi is a Russell. Guy, I don't want to get you confused. But you can see the difference in the two, right? Although sometimes, the words are sort of used interchangeably, sometimes. But generally speaking as a way to categorize this, this is what many of the scholars did, they categorized the concept of Nabhi and Russell.

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And we learned about the major books that came of the Torah,

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to Moses, the Psalms to David reservoir, and then the Injeel of the gospel to the Jesus ISA and the Quran to Muhammad Salah and of course, we learned that sort of that there were scrolls that came to Ibrahim Elisa.

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Okay, so these are the major books that we believe in, there was some writings that are there from possibly from other prophets, but we cannot say for sure that these are from the Creator of the heavens and earth. Okay.

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So, these are generally the names of the prophets, I want to open up the floor now. Because this is a discussion group, right for us, not just like a lecture. So any questions you may have so far, concerning the concept of profit, the concept of messenger

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floor is open for any general questions, if anything that you didn't understand, or that you want more information about.

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Online Yeah.

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Interesting. Is there a possibility that ancient philosophers, philosophers such as Confucius, Aristotle and Plato, are prophets as they had significant wisdom? Right so there's a difference between a wise person and a prophet

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okay, because the wise person might have wisdom from whatever the sources but they're not somebody inspired by God by Allah see the difference in the two and even in the Quran? There is a wise person that is mentioned not under profits.

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There's a whole chapter anybody know who that is?

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Sergio calf, no, this person's name is the name of the of this this is a special prophet. Look, man.

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Remember the name Look man, right?

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Wise, but look, man is not a prophet.

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Okay. Inserted calf, you're correct, that there was a wise person that Musa came to.

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Right? I'll show you that.

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So I'll hit there is another wise person. Although his name is not mentioned in the Quran. He's just like, you know, this wise person who he met. But look, man's name is there's a chapter for him.

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So look, man, but he's not a prophet. You see. So Aristotle and Plato and many different wise people. There's a Persian one called many men, he was considered one of the great philosophers of, of Persia and the Middle East. Right, we cannot say that they probably will definitely when you talk about Aristotle and Plato, I mean, they don't talk about God.

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So you have to do in other words, the person the person is not talking about the Creator, that they're dead and jazz wise. And you can get wisdom from a lot of different places. Okay. So that would they would not be classified as prophets if they are not, because again, this is a specific mission.

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The person is inspired, in their own language

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by the Creator

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In a way that Allah knows best. And they went forward.

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I was traveling in Guyana, I went up

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the river south, the Amazon region.

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And there are people along the Amazon.

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Still, there are some tribes deep in the Amazon, Amazon, who did not

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get in contact with any of the major civilizations that are outside now it's sort of getting to them.

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But there are some deepend they have no understanding of, you know, Jesus, Moses, Muhammad, you know, any of these things, Donald Trump, anything, they're not in contact,

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but amongst them

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this inspiration, this belief and the great spirit. So we believe that at some point the Arawak people to the Caribs of the Caribbean Taino, these are some of the nations of the Caribbean region. Amongst these indigenous people, there was a messenger

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and you can find traces in the writings. Sometimes you get a name, there was a famous Spanish

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monk, who was in Mexico,

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Pablo Las Casas

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and the Spanish burned everything, the Spanish burned all the writings of the indigenous people, anything written they destroy, because they want to destroy the history. But Las Casas was smoke, he was Spanish, but he was honest. So he was writing about indigenous people. So you can find out some things about the indigenous people through the writings of Las Casas

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and he and others spoke about amongst the Mayans, the Aztecs especially the Aztecs, this is the ones that the Spanish met in Mexico there was somebody

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they have traditions of somebody who talked about belief in one God.

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So all of these could possibly be profits.

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floor is open for any other general questions or anybody has a concern the profits Yeah, this is more language all the profit things they have a rubric for whether the English or what but Adam is the same in both but is there a specific reason

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Allah knows best

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I mean the Quran came in Arabic so therefore whatever was in the other languages had to be Arab besides because it came into Arabic okay, like for instance Musa

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Musa did not come to the Arabs Musa came to children Israel spoke Hebrew, right? So amongst them they say Moshe,

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Moshe, they don't say Musa or Moses, they say Moshe

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right. So but when it got translated into Arabic, then it comes out sounding like this. And Adam being the first person Allah knows best, there is a discussion that possibly Arabic was the original language. This is a discussion amongst linguist because in terms of the age of languages, they have some people who study the age of languages. And they show that Arabic is a very old language in terms of its pronunciation, in terms of its usage, and you can actually trace it back to the roots of other languages.

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But Allah knows best Adam

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is a name that stood the test of time. Now, the other general questions that anybody has concerning the profits now you can see amongst the profits and this is this is an interesting study, you can go online

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you can maybe get some literature from our bookstore downstairs about profits

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this can give you some information concerning the profits

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the profit Idris generally speaking, we know these names based upon what came to us and the Old Testament because again, like the case of Musa it was Moshe so that was already there amongst the children of Israel, we call the people of the book right? So you also have no you have Idris? Right. And then you have some say, Enoch,

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these other names that comes through Hebrew, and then No, no, but who would? Now for those because there's an argument that all the prophets are Hebrew,

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the Semitic right, but this breaks that argument, because hood and solid

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right and

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shape, not hood and solid

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and see another one if it will come. But these two, definitely, they came to the Arabian Peninsula.

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And who would came to the people have had who lived in southern Arabia, it's a place in the south, you have Yemen going across. And then you have Romain

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going around on the Arabian Peninsula. And over on that southern side, south east side of the Arabian Peninsula, in this area called Hadramaut,

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Hadramaut, sort of part of Yemen, there was the tribe of AD.

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And they still actually proofs to show where they were. Because it was reported some years back, that using satellite technology, now the satellite technology we have, they are able to beam down on Earth. And they can actually see formations under the water sometimes or under the earth.

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And when they beam down in this area of Hazzard, I'm out there, they saw foundations of an ancient city.

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And so the scientific group went from University of California, Berkeley, they went to this area, and they found

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the actual place of AD.

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And the Quran talks about Iran into my data he met. So it said that Iran was the place where it had huge columns. It was a huge civilization, and it was sunk down into the ground. Okay, so that's our understanding of it, and they actually found the place. So this would be the place of Prophet who delays Sudan. Some say if you've got to have the remote, like they say they have is whereas gravest, Allah knows best. You can actually know a grave 1000s of years from before.

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But they claim that they do, then even we were pretty sure we're who'd won. We're adverse. And that's not Semites. So if somebody brings you an argument, and all the prophets are Jewish, Hebrew that this is good.

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You have another group called Talmud.

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And the Talmud, civilizations is more

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the western side of Arabia, you go north, north of Medina, toward Tabuk. And all those areas, then you will see

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the place called Muda, and solid.

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So you'll see actually,

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houses and castles still some remains of it, the doors cut into stone.

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And then another group called Nabateans. They came a little later, but you'll see the traces of Talmud that are there in Arabian Peninsula. So this is not a Hebrew prophet. This is somebody in Arabic, this is the old, it's called, you know, a lot of bad bad either.

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So these are the ancient Arabs.

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Because you have three forms of Arabic, right? You language, you have three forms of Arabs, you have a lot of about you that these are the perishing Arabs. So these are the Ancient Ones that lived in the Arabian Peninsula. Like in the case of the mood, then you have a lot of people out there but then you have the original Arabs who came from Yemen.

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That's modern Arabic, Arabic as we know now, because the other ones are gone. Then you have audible Mustafa, you have people who learn to speak Arabic. So the people of Lebanon,

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they use their Phoenicians, they another language, Syrian said another language, Egyptians or Copt, Coptic language, Morocco, Moroccans. They are amazi if they had another language, and they became aerobicized. In other words, Arabic dominate the thing, but they have an original language. So therefore, Arabic is slightly different than the other forms. So if somebody learns Arabic, when they asked, the Prophet SAW Selim, who is an Arab,

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and his answer was somebody who speaks Arabic.

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That's a person who's an Arab. So even though you don't have roots in the Arabian Peninsula, if you're if your family totally came into Arabic, there's some cultural things as well. But they totally came into the Arab culture and Arab world, then you would be considered a Mystara. Although they don't use the word start to start over now. They just say a lot up.

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Right, but it's different types.

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So you look at the different prophets, Ibrahim, again, came from Iraq. And then you have Ismail. Now look at Ismail Ibrahim,

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married Hajah

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his second wife was an Egyptian.

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Some say a princess was given to him by the America and he freed her and he married her. And that's in the Old Testament also. So that was his wife. The son was this male so here's my deal was half Iraqi coming from Tigris Euphrates and half Egyptian African.

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That was Ismail.

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Okay. Is talk then Sarah had a child, eventually his Hawk so that's that side Yaqoob

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right and from Yaqoob side from that side children of Israel now you get many of the profits that come here. You get use of

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loot or lot was the one who came to Sodom and Gomorrah and that isn't back in the time of Ibrahim Elisa. So loot is also not symmetric.

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Okay, and Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed.

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Okay, that's loot. Do Kiefel is in English, they say Ezekiel,

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So Ezekiel, you'll see him in Old Testament.

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Ezekiel is there our YouTube was also under children of Israel, his job

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and job peace be upon him suffered heavily

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with disease and whatnot. He had patients you know, it's great profit. And then you have shape. Right who's another prophet from Arabian Peninsula.

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Then you have Musa Musa his brother is Haroon Aaron.

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They were together and emission from the children of Israel also is Dowd. Right David and Solomon. So they met and then you have ill yes and LASR Now some say there is Elysia, Elijah,

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and Elijah.

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These are all of the children of Israel. So you'll see them in the Old Testament as well. Okay, Eunice is Jonah.

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Jonah and the whale Zecharia is also children of Israel. Yeah, here are John the Baptist, his children of Israel easily Islam, children of Israel, and then Mohammed Salah Salem, who came from the Arabs. Okay, so these are your your 25 that we can definitely say these are prophets. Amongst them is messages. The Quran also talks about all Assam, Mina Russell, it said from amongst these 25 There are five, who are the most resolute,

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powerful prophets. They were tested the most. And they had the greatest

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resolution. And from them, you have know Alayhis Salam, Noah, and obviously the flood and what happened with him? Then you have Ibrahim alayhis. Salam, right, then you have Musa Moses. Then you have Isa Jesus and you have Muhammad Samson, these five are considered to be the greatest and most resolute of all of the prophets. Allah has a minute or so.

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Okay, so these are your prophets. And as a Muslim, we believe in all of these prophets. We do not separate

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these prophets, but we believe in all of the prophets that came, okay. Now,

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what is the difference between Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and the other prophets.

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The difference is and Prophet Muhammad SAW seldom said that, you know, if you look at the prophets as a beautiful building, it's got a wall, and there's one brick missing.

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And he said, I am the brick, and with me completes the profit word. And the term that is used is hot tumble and bi will mostly the Hutton which is the seal. He is the seal and the finality of profits. There are no more prophets to come. After his time. It's over prophethood has done

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okay, and that is, but we believe in all the prophets. But we look as a prophet Muhammad so Salam, as the leader of the prophets and during his life, he went on a journey to Jerusalem, a night journey, and he prayed with all of the prophets. They were brought to him spiritually. And he led them in prayer. So he is the master

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And the leader of the prophets, he is the seal. And the Quran is the final book that has come through him. That's the difference.

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But he considered the prophets to be his brothers. They're all part of a brotherhood, his job is just to seal it.

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Right And the final book comes through him.

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Okay, so any other general questions now? Concerning prophethood?

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Okay, floors open for Reynolds, any general questions. This is a this is one of our beliefs. This is one of the ways that you are just used to distinguish now as a Muslim,

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because you accept all the prophets. See before.

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If you look at Christian, Jew and Muslim,

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the Jewish people,

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they believe in Moses,

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but they don't accept Jesus, and they don't accept Muhammad. Right?

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If you look at Christians, they believe in Moses and Jesus, but they don't accept a Muhammad. But if you look at Muslims, we believe in all three,

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you see the difference? So we are the inclusive, final nation

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that would take in everybody, all of the prophets, all of the messengers, everything is now finalized in the last book, and through the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. No floor is open for any general questions anybody has concerning prophethood?

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Yeah, it's the case that messengers came to every people. is it also possible that sacred sacred texts within Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism?

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You know, as the question is, in terms of sacred texts,

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that if messengers came, then could some of the ancient texts in Taoism and Buddhism and other things could, we don't know for sure. But we do know

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that in the ancient Sanskrit language, so this is going back in ancient India, right back the oldest of the written languages. And studies have been done, that it actually spoke about, do not worship idols.

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In the original Sanskrit,

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they weren't supposed to worship idols. But Hinduism takes in a lot of different things. And Hinduism just started everything you want to worship. You can worship. There was a, there was a program that came on to television, you know, concerning

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the use of monkeys.

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And they were using them in the United States in order to do scientific experiments. So the use of monkeys rhesus monkey, and you know, what not, and they were getting them from Southeast Asia. But before the main place they were getting monkeys from is India.

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Okay. But they also showed certain sections of India, they can never take the monkeys, because they worship the monkey.

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And they believe that one of the gods they worship is the Monkey God. And they have an idol of a monkey god. And these monkeys are is his cousins. You know, so the monkeys live free all around that structure.

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And it's a safe space for the monkeys. So the Americans could not get monkeys, you know, from that area. So Hinduism, amongst Hindus, there's those who believe more than one God, if you look at the seek

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to seek people, they are not like regular Hindus. And they were influenced by some of the great Sufi missionaries who came into India

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and their main guru, whose name was Guru Nanak.

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So Guru Nanak was influenced heavily by Muslim missionaries to the point where he even went to make homage. But he never went into Mecca, he stayed outside Minar or he never went in,

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came back.

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Right and then the Muslims got into a conflict with the six but Sikhs were influenced by tau heat. So amongst the Sikhs, there is more belief in one God than you'll find in other groupings amongst Hinduism, but we cannot say that Guru Nanak was a prophet. Obviously, he came after the final product, so he's not okay. So, these books, there may have been inspirations, but we will we cannot put them as the books unless we unless we have authentic proof.

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For the book

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okay floor is open for any other general questions anybody has concerning prophethood

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messenger ship.

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This is a strong belief of Muslims and especially this concept of finality of Prophethood

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finality, very important concept. Because after the death of the Prophet Muhammad so seldom, there were liar prophets and he predicted 30 Liar prophets would come. Every one of them would claim to be a prophet. That's after his time.

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Okay, and while he was alive, there was a person in the Arabian Peninsula, his name was Musa Lima, and he came from the middle of Arabia

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and a place called Nacht area. Yamama. And he was the devil came to him. And, you know, he came with a group into Medina. He stayed outside, he was not not a normal person. But when he went back, he said, I'm a prophet too.

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And he wrote a letter to Prophet Muhammad. And he said, from Hussein Lima, the Messenger of Allah,

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to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, imagine this audacity, right? And he said, You take half of Arabia, I'll take the other half.

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Think about this, the process on the road back and said from Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, to Musa al Khattab, the liar, that's what he called, and then decoded from the Quran. In an orderly Lehi, UD to have mania Shadowman a body without people to the motorcade, this earth belongs to Allah. And he will give it to whom He pleases from the from his worshipers and the best reward is for those who have Taqwa, those who have the consciousness of God, that's how he answered them.

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And the Muslims went out against most Elimar

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to shut him down.

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And after the death of the prophets of Salaam, they were still battling with was De Lima. Finally he was defeated. And there was a woman

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who lived in the area of Musa Lima. And she said, I'm a prophetess.

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So she became a prophet, such as

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paint Harrath. And the strange thing was, the prophet tests got married to the prophet

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does a strange devilish marriage. They got married.

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Right, but the Muslims were sent out against them, call the devil Walid radula won. And they know it was a terrible fight. They lost many of the Koran readers, the Quran, who had memorized the Quran, many were died in fighting against Salem. Finally, he was he was killed, Sanjay repented, and she became a Muslim.

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So you're allowed to repent, to repent it.

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Also in the south of Arabia was another one name to lay her.

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He also claimed to be a prophet.

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So you have a lot of these people coming even in life of the prophet just after him.

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Okay. And throughout history, there have been prophets or so called prophets who have made the claim opposition is the prophet who is sealed, no more prophets to come.

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One of these false prophets came to India.

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He was a British

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And the British gave him support shaitan came to his mind and he said, I am a revival of the faith, which I did.

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Then he said I am like a ma D, a chosen person. Then he said, I am Isa, I am Jesus.

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And then he said, I am the last prophet.

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Okay, and his name was hola Ahmed.

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From the place called guardian, which is an India

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Okay, and but his group was supported by the British Empire. And they traveled around the world. They got visas before any other people from the Indo Pakistani subcontinent. So if you go back to the history of Islam in Canada, America, Caribbean, you will see that the first Indian people, like coming from indo Pakistan is

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is called our Madea

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Madea of Pakistanis. We say cardiologists because he made his Mecca in his hometown called Pantheon,

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so that they make Hajj there

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to cardiac

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Okay. Finally, he challenged the Muslims to a debate

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One of the great scholars, Milan abdulhak, you know, took him on and challenged him. And he cursed the Muslims and he said, You're gonna die before me. You know, and he said he was going to marry this young girl who didn't want to marry him a Muslim girl. And Hamdulillah abdulhak lived, you know, many years after he died. And he never married the girl.

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But his followers got support.

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They're in Toronto here. Right, you know, and maple. That huge place back is Canada's Wonderland, right?

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That huge building looks like a mustard. That's our Media Temple.

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And they were so supported even by the right wing, Conservative government here.

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And the ones who supported the British Crown, supported them all around the world. But hamdulillah information got out. And the Muslim World League declared that these people are outside of Islam.

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They're not Muslims, although they inshallah they can become Muslim. They pray like Hanafi Muslim. You see them pray, you're not going to know.

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Only when you talk to them, then you will know. So our position is clear. prophethood is sealed. It is fine life.

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But the Qadiani is are trained in debate. They're here in Toronto now. They're good debaters. And I

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saw a debate I got in a debate with one. They said no, you say a quarter of an NBA but mousseline, you know the letters before, had a letter and then had the GM seal. Remember, they used to let us seal. So he said, Muhammad is the seal. And Ghulam Ahmed is the letter.

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See what they said. So So we believe he's the cutter. It's like a letter. He's just the seal. But the actual letter is good Ahmed.

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That's a false prophet. And he's considered to be amongst the layer profits.

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any questions anybody has floor is open for any questions concerning this.

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There is another group in the United States, who when Afro American people who had been enslaved and brutalized for hundreds of years, finally started migrating to the north.

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And there were many

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movements, liberation movements.

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One of the movements that formed was a group called the Nation of Islam.

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And they were visited by a man named W for odd Muhammad, who came from somewhere in the middle east. Allah knows where it came from. But he went to Detroit, and he was like a hustler in the streets, and he used to sell cloth. And he came to Elijah Poole, who was one of these people want liberation. And he taught him a mixture of Islam, Christianity, Mason Masonic teachings,

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and the FBI was chasing this person.

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And he was arrested and he disappeared. Elijah Poole changed his name to Elijah Muhammad.

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And he said that man was ALLAH.

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That's insane.

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But in the context of America, people believe that Jesus is God, right?

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So it's not strange for God to be a human being.

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And so then Elijah said, I'm the last prophet. So when they say Leila, Allah has no God, but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger. They may know God but for odd Muhammad. And Elijah Muhammad is his messenger.

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And they started to grow, especially when a man by the name of Malcolm X, Malcolm Little join that group. He was an organizer, and he spread their message. But then he was an honest man, and he found out that they were not telling the truth. And he broke away, and he became a real Muslim, Al Hajj Malik Chavez. Okay, but the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad would be considered one of the false liar prophets. So you have a number of these, these prophets who have been around them, we have a

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in our bank Thinkific of

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it. There's sects and cults in Islam. I have a course that I taught. If you want details of this, you can actually go online, download the course. And you get the details concerning

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the different false prophets lie or prophets. In the we're identified, somewhere around 23 of them throughout history,

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okay, we've identified them false prophets. Okay, so this is now

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finality of Prophethood that's what distinguishes you

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as a Muslim. We accept all the prophets through prophets who came before the 25 We believe that prophets came to every nation every drive over 124,000

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But the only ones we can be sure of is 25 that I mentioned in the book,

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okay, and the other general questions anybody has concerning the profit with

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flowers open. So next week inshallah we will be continuing on to deal with the last day. Okay, so this is a big one to Yom Okayama and it's one of our beliefs and there's a lot of information concerning this last day and we'll be looking at that inshallah. Next week we're in a transition period. So have patience with us because the time of our Margarita prayer is moving eventually Margarita will be after

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seven so we will pray Margaret had been come, but we'll we'll adjust as we go along with the time so Have a safe journey home for those who are online, or Billahi Tofik are accurate. Dot 109 Rob Bell Alameen wa salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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