Islam at the Crossroads – Class 3

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He said he went to you

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okay.

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Okay, so I didn't see anybody else so we're going to start because

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this is this is a difficult night but we'll go through it and if we have to slightly review a little bit, it will

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tell me when you're ready

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you're ready

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Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem hamdulillah horrible alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Salle, our lien will Arkadin Nabina Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, or praise the due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings be constantly showered upon our beloved Prophet Mohammed, the master of the first and the last, his companions, his family and all those who called his way, and practices sooner, to the day of judgment as to what follows Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah we are continuing on in our study of Islam, at the crossroads. And no doubt with the condition of Muslims in the world. We are at a very serious crossroad in the sense

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that in one direction, is imminent destruction. in one direction, there is a well orchestrated plan

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to deprive the Muslim world of its leadership, to destroy the economies to enslave the masses,

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and to leave the Muslim world totally subservient to secular powers. On the other hand, there is light, there is light at the end of the tunnel, in that Allah subhanaw taala has given us a path, which is not an easy one. And the Prophet peace be upon him said the road or the path to Paradise is surrounded by mchattie by hateful things. And so it's not an easy path, but it eventually leads to paradise. And it is important for us to recognize that the struggle that we are going through today, on an individual level, family community, international level is not a new struggle. It is a struggle that has gone on from time immemorial, from the creation of Adam alehissalaam that the

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struggles of the forces of evil will struggle against the forces of Allah subhanaw taala. And so there is great blessing in the struggle.

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And there is a double blessing for us. If we can be aware of what is happening around us, instead of just reacting to situations. But we become proactive and begin to think

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planned ahead for what is going down in the world today. And this is where we understood and looking at the Muslim world, and the great potential that Muslims have on the land and the sea numbers, wealth, youth knowledge, strategic position, a great history. And so there is great potential. But at the same time, we are feeling as type of frustration because we are not meeting the challenges that will enable us to benefit from the potential. And so this is what it is it is to look within ourselves, to try to understand what is going on around us. And to come out with some viable solutions to the problems that we are facing today. And this begins by a reflection on our

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situation.

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And this is not easy, because for many people who recently embraced Islam or young people or those who are finding their Islam.

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It's not easy to look at the condition of Muslims, especially.

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Because we have such a beautiful religion, such a perfect way of life, and great promises from Allah subhanaw taala. But we need to understand that this world is connected to the next world, that we are not living here in isolation to the next world. And for every action that we make in this world, there is a reaction. And that reaction will come either here in this life, the dunya, or will come in the next life. And so in that light, we are looking at the 40 hadith of Islamic revival, the 40 Hadith, which, after years of traveling in the field, have become so important to many of us, who have been struggling in the field of Islamic awareness and Tao and trying to understand the

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beautiful legacy left by our beloved Prophet Muhammad Ali's latos law. And so in this and looking at the dangers are facing the oma

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Prophet Mohammed Salim was reported to have said Almighty heavy or Matan mahoma laser alayah adapalene from Akira Addabbo, half a dunya. And fitten was a Lazarus cutter that this my alma mater nation is a nation that has mercy on it.

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Mercy, its punishment is will not be in the hereafter. But the punishment will be in this life in the dunya that being fitten trials and tribulations, earthquakes, or natural catastrophes, and murder or genocide. And so,

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this is a Hadeeth, which is clear information is with no frills, that is cutting edge information, that what we are going through today in the world is a type of timepiece. It is a purification that this nation needs to go through in order to qualify to take the leadership of the planet, that just the fact that we say we are Muslims, or come from a Muslim family is not enough. We need to prove in a sense that we are worthy of taking leadership in this dunya because so much is at stake. And so in order to wake us up, and also to purify us for the next life, the prophet peace be upon them informs us that our punishment is going to be here in the dunya.

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So because a person has tawheed, they have that ilaha illAllah. Muhammad Rasulullah saw them

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that even if they do wrong, and they spend a period of time in jahannam, and Hellfire will the yellow be left. Somehow they are destined to come out.

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And so the punishment, or the wake up call is three factors fitten sollozzo, cuttle fitness, the plural of fitness, and that is a trial or tribulation, a gray area of confusion. And we see it happening around us. The trials and tribulations Muslims are facing today is something which is unbelievable. And many of us even 10 years ago, could not imagine what is happening in the Muslim world. Secondly, earthquakes or natural catastrophes, and we know that they are striking the Muslim world in a tremendous way. Again, it's a wake up call, and sometimes people function better in strife than they do.

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in a state of peace, and third is genocide, murder kata that we would be killed and killed in large numbers. And so we see it happening in front of us. And the Prophet peace be upon him did not speak from himself. His knowledge came from above seven habits. And that was Hadith number two. So we'll go on to Hadith number three

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of the 40 Hadith on Islamic revival, and this is a very famous Hadith. It's a very important one also

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and very meaningful with a lot of the situations that are happening in the Muslim world today and even if you look at Islamic history, and this is reported by toe bang, rather long one, and he narrated that the messenger of loss of Salaam said usually called Omar mo en toda la Come come to UCLA to ella cassata for colocar Ilan, woman kiloton nano yo ma even call a bell and tomiyama even Katia with a Kindle come Hosea in Cabo de Salle Williams and Allahu Mensa Julia do we command my habits I'm income, while active and a lot of ecological melawan for colocar, Elon Yata, sobre, la wamalwa, Han, kala hobbit dunya or Cara here to note, raha Buddhahood, or Kala Hadith and Hassan

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Sahih. So in this tradition, the translation goes, the nations are about to call one another, and descend upon you, just as those who are eating invite others in sharing food. So just imagine now somebody has set a monitor out, they've set a spread and they're about to eat and some people come by,

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okay, maybe it's in a Masjid, maybe it's, you know, outside, whatever. But the people are coming by and they say, Come to our town, come and eat. Enjoy this food. So you're literally calling people to our lovely feast.

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Okay, so now so the Prophet is say, the nations are going to be literally calling each other to the feast on the Muslim world.

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That think about that description. Because the feast, the food cannot fight back, right? The food is helpless, right? And you eat the chicken, you eat the rice, you tear up the vegetables. Right? The The food is just laying there, and the people enjoy it as they please. So the So then, as the Hadith continues. Somebody asked, Will that be because we are few in number at that time?

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That's a very good question. Because, really, I mean, we are believers, you know, how can the nations be doing something like that? So we must be small in number. That's logical. But the prophet SAW Selim answered. And he said,

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No.

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Well, anthem Yo, Ma, even Katia, at that time, you will be numerous.

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You will be numerous and uses the example. Then the Prophet said, you will be numerous, but you will be the frost carried by the turret.

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So this is a beautiful description. And that is that the stream that is going along, is carrying sticks and twigs and, you know, little foam and whatever it's being carried and moves to the right, it moves to the left, when I was living in Cape Town, and you'll see that many countries that have beautiful coastlines, it was it was really particular in the southern part of Africa, that Cape Coast that you could look down. And you could see seaweeds there and foam, literally foam all along the edge of the shoreline. And so, the, the froth, meaning the foam and the twigs, it is there, and it looks like it's a lot, but it has no weight.

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And those weeds that you see, if the target goes to the left, they go to the left. If it goes to the right, it goes to the right. If the those weeds actually had roots in the bottom, then they might go a little bit to the left, but they come back.

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But the fact that they have no roots, they have no foundation, then they will be carried in any direction that the turret takes them. And so this is a perfect description of what is happening in the Muslim world. People being carried to the right carry to the left, one day, their right wing next day, their left wing one day they're socialists and they're capitalists. Then they're feminists. They're all types of things

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other than what they should be in following Allah and His messenger. And so carried in all types of directions. But huge number look at the Muslim world everywhere in the world you go you will see much

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In many parts of the world when you go to the masjid, it's packed with people. If you go to Roma right now,

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even though it's far away from Hajj, it's loaded with people. You can't even get into the Kaaba. And this is not even very hard seasoning itself. And if the Saudis opened it up for anybody to come, there would be so many people in there that they wouldn't even hardly be room to walk.

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So large numbers, but no impact. Remember that description hosa a sale, who saw a sale, the Hosea is the is the twigs or the scum or the foam, and the sale is the torrent, right, so your larger number and you have no effect, then the Prophet peace be upon him, describes what that actually is giving more details. And he said Allah subhanaw taala will remove the fear of you from the hearts of your enemies, and will put a weakness into your hearts.

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Now, this fear that he means here is not the type of fear of something evil, a fear of a monster, or fear of the devil. But it is

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this Merhaba is a natural fear that you have of something strong, will you sort of respect it? Because now the Prophet saying Allah is going to take the fear of you out of the hearts of your enemies. And what does this mean? One of the best examples that I found of this, I found it again in southern Africa. And that was in the Game Reserve. And in South Africa, It's famous for huge game reserves, they have one called Kruger National Park, on the eastern side of the country. It's about the size of the, you know, the state of Rhode Island. It's not a little zoo, where the animals are prisoners of war stuck in cages, right? It's not that the animals live outside. So you drive through

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with a driver on a elevated vehicle, the drivers got a gun, because this is real. And you're going into the territory of the animals. So you will see the hippopotamus, the rhinoceros, the giraffe, the will the beast, the lions, the leopards, they're all living in their world. Okay, and you're traveling through their world. And

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we were surprised to find out

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that most of the animals just about all the animals that we saw, were afraid of human beings.

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When human beings came, even a huge giraffe, the elephants get nervous. That's how dangerous people out right? How much destruction with cost. The animals are nervous of people. And we saw most of the major animals during this particular trip. But as we were moving along, we came across a pride of lions.

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And there were about seven of them lying on the side of the road. So the vehicle came and the driver turned and he said don't look the lion in the eye. Don't look in his eyes, whatever you do,

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okay, and the lions were sleeping and relaxing and the vehicle came and they looked up at us and they yawned and they went back to sleep.

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No fear in their heart of people. So this

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is a what I call is a which is a type of respect and a type of strength. That a lion has an axe say the lion is the king of the of the jungle. This is a

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is a type of mite and from the from the same root of Iza aza comes Aziz. And Aziz means something dear, something valuable as well. highly respected. So, this is the lion has, is a type of respect, because of the capabilities of the lion. The lion is not a serial killer. You know, you have people who just kill for the fun of it. And they go out, they hunt other people down and they kill them. They are now known as serial killers, right? Lion is not a serial killer, a lion kills to survive. So that the life that the lion takes is is to is to survive as an animal as a predator is not because he just likes killing gazelles. Okay. So that is a beautiful example of the is that the

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Muslim world had. And that is that in the height of Islam, and this is even during much of the period of the Romanians, although many people say after the colorful Rashi Deen, there's nothing happening. No, that's not necessarily true. There are points within the Omega dynasty and in the ambassade dynasty, when Islam was strong, and it was respected all around the world.

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There are some leaders like Omar bin Abdulaziz rhodiola. One, the great Khalifa maids. He's even considered to be one of the rightly guided caliphs. Okay, so in the immediate period in the ambassade period, there was strict and it is said that one of the ambassade leaders,

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more testing Billa

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that he heard, and this is much later on, you know, maybe 800 years after Prophet Muhammad SAW some longtime Okay, ambassadors are very strong. And the word came to him that one Muslim woman was captured by the Christians.

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And when she was captured in Christian lands, she cried out while more Taslima she cried out to more Tessa, and the word somehow reached him, when he heard that he wrote a letter to the Christian King. And he said,

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send back the Muslim woman.

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If you do not send her back, then I will send an army to you, whose front will reach you and the back is still coming from me.

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When the Christian King heard that, he said, hear and obey.

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And he sent her back into Muslim net lands with bodyguards. Think about this with bodyguards to take her back. Look at their respect, one Muslim sister right. Now think about what happened to the Bosnians when the Serbians had 1000s of women and raped camps. Think about what happened in many parts of the Muslim world. You know now, and this is the thing when this respect is no longer in the hearts of your enemies. Serbians had no fear.

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They had no fear of what would happen to them. And some of the killers are still there in Serbia today.

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So what? Yeah, so when that fear is taken out of the hearts of your enemies, right, this is going to be part of this problem. Okay.

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But the second part is, and this is crucial for us, that the Prophet peace be upon him said that Allah will put a weakness in your heart. Why didn't you put a weakness in your heart? And they asked him, What is this one, and he said, How big dunya were Carter here to note that you would love the world. And you would hate to die.

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In other words, when when our hearts become so tied up with the dunya we love it so much, and we hate it afraid to die,

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then we will become with ourselves.

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So this is a this is a really powerful Hadith. And this hadith answers a lot of the questions, because many times you will have young people or somebody say, you know, what is this? How can they attack the Muslim world? How can this thing happened in Syria like this? How can this thing happen in Yemen like this? How can the war continue in Afghanistan like this? How can iraq be ruins, you know, like this, and they'll ask you this. And Allah knows best what it is this very complicated situation. But from the prophetic guidance, we see what the prophet peace and blessings be upon him is saying, and this is knowledge, no doubt from above seven habits. And so

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the essence of the problem,

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again, is inside. You see it's inside. This is where he came from. He didn't say, when you're technology, you don't have enough weapons. You don't have enough troops. You don't have strong horses. He didn't say that. Right. He said, it's something that sickness in us, right, and something happened in their hearts. So he looked inside. And that takes us back to our axiom. And that is from Sarah to read verse 11. In the La Jolla, you might be comin Hatoyama be unforeseen, Allah will not change the condition of a people till they change that which is in themselves. So the internal Muslim, that the Islamic revival begins within.

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So we're talking about this change. Now, we're not talking about a reform because a reform is anybody can put on a new set of clothes on the outside. You can say slogans, you can appear in a certain way on the outside, but the real revival is within ourself. And this is the methodology of the Islamic revival. This the touch deed we're talking about. It's it starts within us, if we first look in ourselves, right to what is functioning inside of us, and then deal with this, then inshallah Allah has promised us, he will change our conditions and that is

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fique from Allah subhanaw taala is actually the most important issue.

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And I found this out about the internal

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struggle

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from being pushed into a leadership position, after having coming, come back from studying in Medina and being in the field of dour, you know, in the Caribbean, and I was pushed into leadership here in Toronto, which was one of the largest growing communities in the 80s. In the 90s, it's still one of the largest Muslim communities in terms of growth in North America.

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And

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one of the issues that face our community constantly, is the Hillel of Ramadan.

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Every year, people shabang comes and people say, Oh, no, it's another Ramadan. Like, some of them are feeling bad, right? Because this group is going to be here. And that one's going to be their, you know, families will be broken up, you know, at the beginning of the month or the end of the month. You know, it's like there's two or three moons in the sky, man.

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Okay, some sort of group insanity that comes over us. Right. And so, one of the years

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this is in the 80s,

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people were really frustrated. And they came to us and they said, This father fighting mother, this parents struggling against children do something.

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And so we call the mass meeting of all the leaders, we had just about everybody who could detect and that is not only

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is not type masjids, or Arab or you know, Bengali or Somali or whatever, this is everybody, which includes Deobandi type masjids. We had everybody at the table. Okay. And we poured our hearts out to each other Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala put something, you know, on this gathering, and we formed a Hillel committee. So we call the Hillel committee. And this halau committee was made up of

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scholars who were trained in India.

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There were scholars trained in Medina, there was a Nigerian scholar also trained in Arabia. There were members of his non economic, all the different groups, the persuasions were there. At that time concerning Ramadan. We did not have calculators that we did not have people who start the month on a calculation. That was not part of the struggle. But the main struggle was, did you start the month based upon a local sighting, or an international sighting? That was the key issue itself. And

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but we broke nationalism, because some people would come and they say, Okay, my parents in Egypt, you know, they said, eat Mubarak and eat Mubarak. My parents in Delhi, he said, eat Mubarak, it's even robotic. So we said, drop nationalism. We're here in the Americas. And we were able to make a type of compromise in fit.

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Right, where all of the groups felt comfortable. This was revolutionary thing that happened. And we started the month together.

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We got together in the Medina mosque there. And, you know, we, we started the month, all together, this was amazing. Okay, but then as the month started to progress, as we move toward the end, tension started coming back. And I had the unfortunate or fortunate responsibility of being the mirror of the group. So that night, this is the critical night, think about it, is the end goal near the end of the month? Is that critical night when everybody is waiting for the sighting.

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And according to the calculations, it does not look very possible here in the East Coast. Midwest doesn't look possible on the West Coast far on the west coast and in the Pacific possible.

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Okay. But the problem is, it was wintertime It was like this season.

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And so the days you know are short,

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and people want to know what is going on. I mean, 10 o'clock at night, nine o'clock at night, even in the winter is late around here. People are going to bet and plus at that time we had group deed slots in huge stadiums. So the people in the stadium needed to know the night before. Is this your eat or is that not your heat?

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So we were sitting there, no decision, East Coast nothing. sightings on the Midwest, nothing. sightings in the mountain zone nothing. Now it's getting around 11 o'clock phone calls are coming in, you know, make the decision. It's clear. You know, we can't see it. The calculation said this, you know, you have to do it.

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So they pressurized us. And finally around 11 3012, we said, we can't wait anymore. And farwest had not decided they were just fielding sightings or not, but we said, No, it's too much. So we decided tomorrow is a fasting day.

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Okay, and I drove home, in an epic snow night, just like what a just hit us here in Toronto in this epic snow. It was one of those knee deep nights. And I drove back in the knee deep snow, and then came back to my home.

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And it was about

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two in the morning, I got a phone call. They said brother, Abdullah, to Arab brothers have seen it in a mountain in Idaho or something like this. They saw the moon.

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And one of the groups, I don't want to call the names, one of the group's they broke the fast they finished. And they said, tomorrow's eat. Now that was breaking our unity, because we have a shooter who will make the decision, right? If the shooter makes a decision to go with the decision.

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Right? They broke the decision and start saying, eat eat eat confusions now going. I got a phone call, you know, from

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one of the brothers. And

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they said, I said, Okay, what what should we do? This was indo Pakistani brother. And he was a you know, I'm Alana. You're good brother. But he said, Brother Abdullah,

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you can't trust Arabs. You can't trust

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you. I'll see you next year, slowly. I call the Arabs. And I spoke to them. And one of them said, Brother, these people can't speak Arabic man.

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You can't trust their scholarship.

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You know, finished. Then I spoke to some of the Shoryuken and Alana's there with a few of them in between middle. And they said, Go with your heart. That's what they said. You're the Amir code your heart.

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Okay, so I called

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the Arab brothers who saw it.

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Because I got their names, and I made long distance call. And I called them and they convinced me that they had cited the moon.

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The hell out, they convinced me. So what am I going to do now? Because it's my responsibility to announce to the people it has really been cited within a legal zone of North America that we set. Right. We announced it early. And so we announced tomorrow is eat

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that now this is difficult because the stadium was already not booked. It's gone right. And people don't the word is out there people went to sleep, getting up for Sahar and now the nude is going to eat Mubarak Eid, Mubarak Eid Mubarak evil. You know, my mother in law at that time was not a Muslim hamdulillah she accepted Islam before she died. She knocked on my door is about 330 in the morning. She said, Brother Abdullah, there's a crowd downstairs. And I said, are they Muslims? We are a two story house. I said, are they Muslim? She said yes. So I went outside and the brothers are there. Tell us brother you tell us. Is it eat or not eat? I said, eat Mubarak. cola. I went and

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I said eat Mubarak man. They convinced me. They said okay, shukran that's all we wanted to know.

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Okay, but the confusion that came. We were in a worse situation than we were before the month we were united. Right. And you know what, I realized? That the real problem

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was not XLR for Metallica. It was not the difference in the horizons. It was if the left group. It was the difference in the hearts. That's what our problem was. It's not fick.

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It's not Sharia. It is the difference in the hearts. And I realized this that our real problem is inside of ourselves. And unless we solve this, then this disunity will continue and continue and continue and continue. And so it is if they laugh and collude, it is the difference in the hearts. So we want to look at the importance of the heart. And the

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40 hadith of Islamic revival

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continues on and it takes us into the issue of the heart itself. And this hadith number four, Abu huraira reports radiola one at the Messenger of Allah

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sallallahu Sallam said

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in the law Alejandro Illa at Sami calm while ah illa sumati calm while our Kenyan doodle illa cannubi calm maliko

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Ramos

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Verily Allah

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does not look at your bodies, nor at your appearances, but he looks at your hearts and your deeds.

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Okay? It looks at your hearts and your deeds. So this is something which is really important. Okay, he's looking at your hearts.

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So you start to now see this word called Ba, which is cold lube.

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Right? The plural is galoob. That's the heart. Okay? And it continues or there's another long Hadith. And it goes like this, there's a section which is important to us. But this is Hadith number five in the, again, the Islamic revival and again, these are her deeds, which again over the years,

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you know, I've used over and over again, these are essential Hadith for Islamic revival and the Prophet peace be upon them and this one is telling us Valhalla Luberon, while horombo begun, that which is lawful and clear, and that which is prohibited that which is lawful is clear, and that which is prohibited, is clear.

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But between them are doubtful matters, about which not many people know.

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So he who avoids the doubtful matters, clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor. But he who falls into doubtful matters, falls into that which is prohibited, like the shepherd who pastures around the sanctuary, all but grazing there, and surely, every king has a sanctuary and surely allows sanctuary on this earth is his prohibitions. So this is the first part where the person was talking about this halaal and is haram. Right? But in between them, there's doubt the shubho hat, gray areas, right. So if you stay out of these things, and you're going to be safe, if you fall into the great areas, gray areas, then you are literally on the path into Haram.

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Right so watch out for it. See, so this is really good advice about halal and haram. But the Shah had here the important part of the Hadith is now coming at the end, what in the field Jessa de moda, either Salah hot Salah has just to do kolu when he got faster that festival just to kolu Allah here,

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okay, that the Prophet peace be upon him said that, verily, in the body, there is a lump of flesh, which if it is in good repair, all the body will be in good repair, and which if it is corrupted, the whole body is corrupted. Truly, it is the heart.

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So this is heavy, because he said, either solid heart, if this heart is sound and right, everything's gonna go right. But if it is corrupted, everything is going to be corrupted.

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So this is really a crucial point, that that he's making for us. And in looking at the discussions around the heart. Now, when you start to go back and traditions You see, for instance, that the prophets seldom said on one occasion, the person came to him and said, Tell me about Biff. Tell me about righteousness. Right? What should I do? And the Prophet peace upon him said, he said, it's tough to call back. He said, Ask your heart.

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Okay? So this is not just the lump of flesh, it's something else, right? It's emanating out of it. There's something else to this right. Also, when people are lining up for prayers, the prophet peace be Parliament said shoulder to shoulder, right, fill in the gaps, so your hearts will not be divided. Okay, so you are being shoulder to shoulder with your brother or sister. So your heart will not be divided is that the heart in your body? It's on the left side is on the left side. Right, how's it divided from the person on the right, it's something else. You know, we used to say it's like your conscience. We used to say in America, always let your conscience be your guide.

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Always let your conscience be your guide. So it's something in there, the heart really is, as described by the whole ama is like the door to your soul. It's your conscience. It's like a type of energy. It's not the raw,

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the raw, the soul is something else. That is the special energy from Allah subhanaw taala. That's the light from Allah. But there is some sort of power force or conscience which affects us. And I want to look at this hot briefly with you, even from a scientific point of view. But but but before we go to that, there's also a very interesting idea in the end and

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This one is very important to understand the hardest. Well, how Allah subhanaw taala talks about it. And Allah tells us I was a biller Humana shaytani Raji

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alpha lamea, zero fill out a de facto kulula home kulu boy, Ki Luna Bihar Oh other annoying as Muna Bihar for Hindi, Tamil absord, while lacking Tamil kulu bollati fisu door. So in this verse, Allah tells us Do they not travel through the land.

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So their hearts made us learn wisdom.

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And the ears made us learn to hear.

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Truly, it is not their eyes that are blind, but their hearts which are in their chests. So this is a deep verse because a lot of saying travel right.

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And this is one of the great benefits of travel, that when you travel, and you experience things on the road, and when you meet people in other environments, you gain a type of wisdom. Because that's experiences if you only with the people just around you, you'll only just have their experiences. But if you travel, you know outside of America to Asia to Africa, to steal to Neo to to to the north, the South, you will get experiences from the people and other lands. So So Allah subhanaw taala is telling us, you know, travel, because why won't they travel because if they travel, then their hearts will get up. Yaki Luna, Bihar, they'll have wisdom in the use of their hearts and their

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ears. Right, we'll learn to hear properly. So that's not just hearing a sound like a boom, it's barely really hear what's going on, you see. So this is wisdom that's in traveling. And then our last said, the eyes is not what's blind. It's the hearts. And you can see all you want, but if your heart is blind, you're looking at events right in front of you, and you don't even see it. And we see it happening today. Look at what's going on. We were watching countries being overthrown, right in front of us. Everybody in the world knows what's going on. But nobody can see it. But people are like blind to what is going on. We see things people starving to death, and others are blind to it.

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So this is the nature of the heart itself. Okay, so now we know that there's something to this heart, I want to look at some science here. The science is shocking. Because for a long time, we were taught that the human being is like a brain and a heart and then your limbs. So the brain is like your hard drive. And it tells you know, your body what to do. The heart is just pumping blood.

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So the heart is there to keep you going like your engine. But the real hard drive the inflammation is here, you know what the scientists are recognized now.

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Number one, the cardiovascular system

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is one of the first to form in the embryo. When the baby is there, one of the first things to form is the heart. Okay, heart cells form the heart. It's made up of a bunch of cells. And these cells pulsate.

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The cells in the heart are all pulsating. No other cells have this lifeforce. There's no other cells in your body that pulsate by themselves.

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But the cells that are in your heart are actually pulsating. It's a life force that's in the cell. And this lifeforce is 550 5000 times stronger than the brain.

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The force in your heart is 5000 times stronger than the brain.

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So really,

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we're being governed by our hearts, not by our brains. We are taught in the secular system, use your mind.

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Right? You study in school, right? Not your feelings, not your intuition, not your conscience, you know, not your emotions, but just you know, information. So somebody can give you the wrong information. Emotionally, you know, it's wrong.

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But they said it's true. So you follow it? Tell us more. What about more about the heart.

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The heart has a brain of its own and organized network of nerve cells and Plexi. So in the heart is a brain.

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Okay, this is scientific information. Okay, one can be brain dead and still alive.

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Remember, the pulsating nature of the heart so the brain can actually die. But the person technically speaking is still alive. It's only when that final lifeforce that they tried to measure really

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Electricity sometimes when that thing stops, then that's it. Okay, every cell in the body right is is permeated with this lifeforce from the heart. So the rest of your body is actually influenced by your heart. Now you see how important it is when the prophets Allah says, Don't let your hearts be divided. You see it. Now we see how important it is when the Prophet said, if the heart is sound and correct, everything is correct. See the science, it said every cell is permeated with the lifeforce from the heart.

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And the Prophet said, if the heart is corrupted, that everything is corrupted. So you can see how the science is even informing us this is something we really did know before. It's now new cutting edge information coming out. So many of the decisions that we're making are actually we're making it with our hearts.

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Right? It's not just with the brains and those who become secular, and they become like machines. Right and only following the rule books. Right. And they're not using their, you know, intuition or their their emotional sense. Right, then sometimes they get lost

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this arm

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this heart issue. Okay. Check this out.

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Let me just check the computer. Here. He is pushing forward. Yeah.

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It's not moving from what? Okay, there it is.

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Okay, that went back, push it again. Let's get it straight.

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No, you're going to do the other way. Right. Next one.

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Next.

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Okay. It's going back.

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Yeah. Okay. The next one down. Okay.

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It's not as if we can make the connection again.

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Okay, so now in terms of the heart itself, there's new findings about the power of the heart. And look at this. Now this is deep to the electromagnetic field of the heart has been measured. Right? Take it back, right has been measured, three to four feet from the body. It's an electromagnetic field. Remember the lifeforce coming out of your heart, right? So there's literally a field that is around you, that you can see that we can't see. Right? But they measured it. And the field is a type of light based energy. Right, and you know, your emotions affect the field. Now give you an example. We know sometimes when you meet somebody,

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right, and that person is given off, we call vibrations. So sometimes you get a negative vibration from this person. You know, some are more sensitive than others. But some people when a person comes in, they feel cold.

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It's really the electromagnetic field of that person affecting your field. It's the heart, right? Also, like when you do a good deed, sometimes, and or somebody says something that really affects you, you feel warm, tears might come to your eyes. Right? You feel a quiver. You know, in your body. This is your electromagnetic field. It's your life force being affected by somebody else's life force. And this is actually

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our new findings about the heart itself. And that's how important the heart is to us in our study of Islamic revival, and I want to take it a little further with you. And this is part of my study as a historian.

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Because I connect history, remember traveling the land and see how important, you know, other people's experiences, you know what I found?

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I went into the deep temples and tombs of ancient Egypt, because I was looking for tawheed in different parts of the world to find, because Allah said, he said prophets and messengers to every nation, right. So now, if the Egyptians built the United, Upper and Lower Egypt in 3200, BC, a lot of people don't understand this. They united their country and 3200 BC.

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And by 3000 BC, they built the temple of Saqqara huge pyramid, that is still there today.

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And then, by 2650 BC, they built the Great Pyramid of Giza, right?

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Which is like, you know, millions of blocks of granite, that's 2650 BC. So in order for you to build a structure like that, which has all the elements of modern day physics and math in it, then your culture had to develop a long period of time. So if the Egyptian culture was say, five

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1000 years old, or 10,000 years old, Allah says in the Quran, he has sent prophets and messengers to every nation.

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So obviously, prophets and messengers came to the Nile Valley. Now the mistake that many Muslims make is that when we think of Musa alayhis salaam And Pharaoh and Pharaoh, all right, so we think that Pharaoh is all of the leaders know Pharaoh own, there were hundreds of Pharaohs. And the pharaoh owner of Musa alayhis salam is coming somewhere around 1650 BC. Right? This is BC, right? And if you think of the tip of the Giza pyramid that's built 1000 years before it, if you think of the Unity 3200. That's way before 2000 3000 years before, so, could they be something in their culture, you know, what I found out, and this has another interesting point for us study here. The

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ancient Egyptians, they believed that the Judgment Day, they believed in the Judgment Day, so they believe that you die, you go into the next life and there will be a weighing of the scales. Now, if you look at this picture closely, this is on one of their temples, underneath the ground right? Now, the same rules of pictures that we have, this is another nation.

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Each Sharia is different according to the prophets who came to the shadows to different places, right. But look at this. This is

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ay ay ay ay, ay ay a pictograph of the weighing of the scales of a person in a judgement. And according to the Egyptians, and you see on the right side, there is a feather.

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Okay, and on the left side is the hat.

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So, if your heart

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is,

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is is is more than a feather in sin,

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right, you're being weighed against the feather. If your heart is dirty, and it's got sin inside of it, then you'll be punished in the next life.

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The point is, they're weighing hearts here.

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That was the key element for them and a human being is the heart right? And the prophet SAW some of them said, Remember, your deeds in the mail are Malou bieniasz. Remember our first idea your deeds are based on your intentions. And there's another Hadith where the prophets of Salaam said, the place of your intention is your heart.

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Your Nia comes from your heart.

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That's right in the Hadith.

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Mahalo Nia al cope. So they were onto it. Because remember, your deeds are based on your intention, so it's in your heart. So that's all of your intentions, being weighed now. And and that's how they expressed it, more than likely based upon a prophet who came to them. Because they had prophets and messengers, like every other nation, you know, had and if you study notton, who wrote the famous psalms of notton, just before the time of musala, Islam, and the Psalms of notton.

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He was talking about

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the power behind the sun. And if you read the Psalms of Akhenaten's Potter, they look look just like Sora who do not It looks like the court and itself. Okay. And this was he united all the different people in Egypt, right before the time of Musa Lisa. And this is interesting because Moosa remember the Prophet Musa al Islam, he had an Egyptian education.

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Right? He grew up in Egypt, and he cannot and was just before him, he had caused the revolution. Because he did not want all Gods he wanted one.

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Okay, now some people say no, it was the sun god, right. But you see in his writings, he's talking about the power behind the sun, that the sun is actually just a creation. Okay, you see it in the Psalms, not? Anyhow, the point is,

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the concept of the heart and the intention, and how important this is for us. It is a critical nature to us to understand the heart, what is going on inside of the human being, because this really is the center of the issue. And if this heart goes right, either Salah hut, Salah Al Jazeera dokolo, were either faceted, facet adjusted, if the heart is sound, and correct and it's okay. Then the whole body is correct. Whole body is sound. If it is corrupted, then the whole body is corrupt.

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I want to open up the floor for any questions or anybody may have concerning issues of the heart.

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We prayed the following day.

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Right?

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That's right.

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All

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right. So Did you know According to Sharia,

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you can, you can break your fast and and you can make eats a lot. You know, and without having you can actually break your fast without even having major eats a lot, because it's a lot sooner. Right?

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Breaking the fast is what's fired. Okay? So

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but the average Muslim, how can you break your Falcon you have eat with no eat robotic man No, no eat prayer people could not understand this. They could not only people who study fic know that is is that it's okay, but the masses could not understand. So it was confusion. Right. And I was stuck in the middle of this. Right?

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Yeah, so So this is, you know, the most Sahaba who had come from Syria, you know, to Medina, and then you know, but they said we're gonna look ourself, just to be sure. So this is part of the discussion. The point is, is that whether it's

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an international sighting or a local signing, Mashallah, they're all correct. The point is leadership. What's the decision that we're going to follow when we have an Amir, and when we follow our geomar, then we sleep at night. Because the Amir talks to the Ola mother or make the decision. The Amir says this is eat. And you got to go to sleep. But when you have Amir's on every corner,

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and everyone's a mirror momineen.

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And some might be mujaddid and maddies. Two, then you have a problem. So that really is it's a classical example, you know, of the differences of the hats. Yeah. Because

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the whole groups leaders took a decision. Tomorrow.

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o'clock, somebody call you? Yeah. Now,

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you gave a call back to this person. So your heart was convinced? And then you sit down and announce tomorrow, is he right? So you completely changed the decision, you took 11 o'clock, with all the groups.

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All the groups?

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Yes, type, whatever you remember, some people said, you know, don't listen to those Pakistanis. Don't listen to those Arabs, and they put their phone down. Because they got a problem in their heart. Right. And they couldn't control it. We had gotten it to a certain level, but we would test it and they they the hearts were not clean.

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And that really you know, is the I realized that's the problem. The problem is not fixed, you can come up with 100 formulas.

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But it's really in us, you know, to unite ourselves to be comfortable with each other. And even if there is a difference of opinion, you should be comfortable with your brother who has a difference of opinion. So us

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It doesn't make war or fighting or anything or bad feeling it's what it's the corruption inside. Right. You know, and this really is the essence of our struggle. Any other final questions on that? We will?

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Yeah, okay. Go ahead.

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Well, this question being raised lately about

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Ron is

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barely justifying, saying the profits are wonderful ours.

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He never paid Japan

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in Makkah, only established Islamic State in the Marina.

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So, yeah, that mean that we are not

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okay, I'm tossing.

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We're gonna end the class and then we'll discuss, you know, so, because 100 law will come to the end and inshallah next week, we will continue with our study of the heart. There's more in it because this really is one of the most important subjects in the whole of the Islamic revival. So inshallah We'll end here and pray that Allah subhanaw taala would purify our hearts and unite us colloquially how they were stuck for lolly welcome. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Okay, got it.